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  • 'Pull together back and forth': Professor explains how to topple 'racist monuments'

    06/01/2020 8:24:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Amid protests across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor provided a step-by-step guide along with a figure drawing explaining how protesters can "topple" Confederate monuments. Sarah Parcak, a well-known archaeologist who received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2020, shared on Sunday "handy" information about how to destroy public property she considered "racist." "PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy," Parcak tweeted. "*might be masquerading as a...
  • Police: Florida woman caused coronavirus scare on Facebook, didn't self-quarantine

    04/03/2020 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    WEAR-TV3 Pensacola ^ | Friday, April 3rd 2020 | by GARY DETMAN
    STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — A woman in Stuart who police say caused a coronavirus scare on Facebook Live is now facing charges. Police arrested 38-year-old Melissa Barton-Schmitt on misdemeanor charges of causing a disturbance and violating an executive order to self-quarantine. According to police, several business owners saw Barton walking around downtown Stuart broadcasting on Facebook live on Wednesday afternoon. The witnesses said she reported that doctors recently tested her for COVID-19 and that she's waiting for the results to come back. Barton walked into the Ana Capri Activewear store briefly, then left. According to the arrest report, the witnesses...
  • Forget about doctors and nurses for a minute and take in Chris Cillizza’s ‘America Needs Journalists’ sweatshirt

    03/31/2020 5:42:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 30, 2020 | Brett T.
    What can we say other than CNN’s Chris Cillizza is the proud owner of an “America Needs Journalists” sweatshirt and he decided to show it off during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Vanity: Prep for what will happen, not the Apocalypse

    02/27/2020 9:24:11 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 56 replies
    As the person who posts the daily Live thread on COVIOD-19, I am often pointed at as a ring leader for the "hype" and "hysteria". I don't think its fair, but I get it. I want to make a couple of over arching statements based on my life experience working in hospitals, emergency management and along side municipal and federal emergency preparedness organizations and departments. My work experience in hospital emergency planning and working with local, state, and federal officials provides me with a perspective that is different than most. The planning for these is things is pretty unemotional and...
  • Parkland father removed from State of the Union speech after shouting at Trump (Invited by Pelosi)

    02/04/2020 9:12:18 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 70 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/4/20 | David Smiley and Alex Daugherty
    The father of a high school freshman killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was removed from the audience at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night after shouting out during the president’s speech. Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting, was escorted calmly out of the balcony gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber toward the end of Trump’s speech. Guttenberg, a prominent gun safety activist, was invited to the speech by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Will Shaft Trump

    01/15/2020 7:51:13 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 74 replies ^ | January 15, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Will Shaft Trump, Allow Democrat Witnesses and Block His Requests — Warns Colleagues Not to Commit Political Suicide by Cassandra Fairbanks January 15, 2020
  • Syracuse says alleged incident with white supremacist manifesto ‘was probably a hoax’

    11/22/2019 1:58:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Nov. 22, 2019 | GREG PIPER
    Syracuse University has been wracked by racial protests this month following anti-black and anti-Asian messages in a bathroom and bulletin board. Unsurprisingly, student activists are making racialized demands including the right to exclude white roommates. An individual or group apparently went too far in trying to keep the outrage going, however. A reported “white supremacist manifesto” send to students’ phones “was probably a hoax,” Chancellor Kent Syverud told the University Senate Wednesday, ABC 7 reports. Authorities have not found a single recipient of the manifesto, which “appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking...
  • Noose found hanging in a University of Illinois elevator. A student has been arrested(mug shot)

    09/13/2019 1:54:43 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/2019 | Lateshia Beachum
    <p>A college student allegedly placed a noose in a residence hall elevator, authorities say. Hate-crime charges followed.</p> <p>Andrew M. Smith, 19, was arrested Monday night and charged with a felony hate crime and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.</p> <p>Residence hall staff members reported seeing the noose in an elevator in a public part of the building around 1 a.m. Sunday, Illinois Public Media reported. Other students reported finding the noose early Sunday, according to the Chicago Tribune.</p>
  • (VANITY) Walmart, CVS and others, to provide armed security at all of their stores.

    09/05/2019 1:43:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 68 replies ^ | 9/5/2019 | dragnet2
    To ensure safety of it's customers, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and many other retail establishments who have requested their patrons disarm before entering their stores, will soon start providing their own contracted armed security at all of their retail outlets. I have been looking for the headline above but have yet to see it.
  • Is it clear enough for you? It’s time to hunker down, or get ready to rumble.

    09/02/2019 4:03:12 PM PDT · by vannrox · 73 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 2SEP19 | editorial staff
    Well, it’s been (almost) three solid years into the Donald Trump Presidency and not one treasonous criminal action has been punished. Not one. ZERO. Zilch. Na-da. Take for example when Hillary Clinton literally laughed out loud at a question about her email investigation — had to wipe her eyes, she laughed so hard. She laughed at us, at America, for being so clueless as to think she’d ever answer to our laws. And she’s still laughing, because she’s right: she’s untouchable. The consensus is that even though we know that the first email investigation was rigged by the FBI to...
  • "Sorry to keep you waiting …… complicated business"

    08/29/2019 12:03:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies ^ | 8/29/19 | a little elbow grease
    That entrance in 2016 was sublime. Wait until we see the 2020 entrance statement. God bless America.
  • David Hogg Wants To Decorate The Front Steps Of The NRA With His Body If He’s Assassinated

    08/27/2019 12:13:49 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/19 | Kyle Hooten
    Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg declared that if he’s ever shot he wants activists to publicize photos of his corpse, and place it on the doorstep of the NRA’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The anti-gun March For Our Lives founder explained that if he’s ever shot he wants his death to be used to promote gun control, in a series of tweets issued on Sunday. He also created a hashtag his supporters can use to indicate that they too want their corpses leveraged for activism if they’re ever shot.
  • Scaramucci appears at Biden campaign event and says Trump will lose in 2020

    08/24/2019 11:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 25, 2019 | Kerry Picket
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — President Trump's wayward former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci appeared at a Southampton, New York, campaign stop where Joe Biden addressed well-heeled Democrats. But he claimed his presence at the Blue Dream Gala, hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, should not be taken for support of the former vice president and 2020 Democratic front-runner. “I'm a registered Republican. I haven't switched my support to Vice President Biden, but I will be working to find a nominee to challenge Donald Trump because he's lost his mind and we've got to get someone here before...
  • FReeper Anniversaries: Do FReepers get commemorative gifts?

    08/17/2019 9:32:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    EEE | 17 AUGUST 2019 | EEE
    My 20th year of posting on FR is coming up in November. Dear President FReeper Jim Robinson, do I get a plaque? A watch? A certificate like I do at my morning job (12 years and counting of transportation logistics!) Will there be a food day in my honor? Please advise, thanks.
  • Anthony Scaramucci Predicts Exact Month Donald Trump Will Abandon 2020 Race

    08/17/2019 4:53:45 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 66 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 8/17/18 | Lee Moran
    Anthony Scaramucci thinks he knows when Donald Trump will decide not to run for president again. And, according to “The Mooch,” it’s only seven months away. "He’s gonna drop out of the race because it’s gonna become very clear. Okay, it’ll be March of 2020. He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win,” the former (short-lived) White House communications director said in an interview with Vanity Fair published Friday.
  • The left’s war on the media? Bashing the press becomes a bipartisan affair

    08/13/2019 1:28:01 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Among the many consequences of Donald Trump’s ascendancy in modern American politics is a renewed and deepened hostility for the press, not only among his far-right base, but within the general electorate. In recent decades, trust in media has plummeted from a high of 72% who had a great deal or fair amount of trust in 1976, thanks in large part to Watergate coverage, down to a historic low of 32% in 2016. Trust has ticked back up to 45% in 2018 and, among Democrats, is actually the highest it’s been in 20 years. You might not know it to...
  • AOC unloads on Trump after he tells progressive congresswomen to 'go back' to home countries

    07/14/2019 4:36:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 July 2019 | Gregg Re
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh from a bitter public spat with top House Democrats, unloaded on President Trump Sunday afternoon after he suggested that unnamed progressive congresswomen "go back" to their own "corrupt" and "crime infested" countries of origin, then "come back and show us how it is done." "You can't leave fast enough," Trump had written. Ocasio-Cortez's fiery Twitter return barrage could be the call to action that unifies a party currently divided along establishment and progressive lines, observers said, even as some analysts blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for laying the groundwork for Trump's remarks. "Mr. President,...
  • Major hotel chains pledge not to let ICE use rooms as backup immigration detention facilities

    07/12/2019 2:31:06 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/2019 | Jessica Campisi
    Major hotel chains headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area pledged not to allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to use its hotel rooms as backup detention centers for immigrants targeted in this weekend’s raids. “Our hotels are not configured to be detention facilities, but to be open to guests and community members as well,” Marriott International wrote in a statement dated Thursday. “While we have no particular insights into whether the U.S. government is considering the use of hotels to aid in the situation at the border, Marriott has made the decision to decline any requests to use our...
  • Everyone’s new soccer hero Megan Rapinoe is actually kind of awful

    07/11/2019 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8,2019 | Brad Polumbo
    She’s chic, fiery, and really darn good at soccer. Is it any wonder that everybody loves Megan Rapinoe? The soccer star and U.S. women’s national team captain has become a celebrity after guiding her team to yet another Women’s World Cup win on Sunday. Amid endless fanfare, she has received a glowing feature in the Washington Post, modeled for Sports Illustrated, and become a viral sensation. One article in the Week even endorsed her for president. There’s just one problem: She’s actually kind of an awful person. Rapinoe has soccer skills for sure, but her entitled, flippant, and unpatriotic attitude...
  • Rapinoe: I 'Held Up My End of the Bargain' With Trump

    07/09/2019 2:00:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies ^ | June 9, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    The U.S. women's national soccer team is back on home soil following its victorious World Cup run in France. The last time the team was in this position, in 2015, it couldn't wait to celebrate with President Obama. But, it's a different story this year. Megan Rapinoe, one of the most vocal and recognizable players on the team, has already told the press she's "not f***ing going" to Trump's White House. As one of the openly gay players on the team, she doesn't believe Trump represents LGBT citizens. It's one of the reasons she's also refused to recite the national...