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  • Seven lessons to learn from the Texas synagogue attack

    01/18/2022 2:54:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2022 | Rajan Laad
    It has been two days since the hostage crisis in Texas where a gunman took four hostages at a synagogue. He had demanded the release of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui from a nearby federal prison. The FBI has identified the terrorist as Malik Faisal Akram. Akram, 44, a British subject who hails from Blackburn in the United Kingdom. Akram was shot dead by the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team after the last of the hostages was evacuated from the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue. Federal law enforcement source told CNN that Akram had entered the US on a tourist VISA in...
  • Terrorist shot dead after taking hostages at Texas synagogue is named as 44-year-old from Blackburn: Gunman Malik Akram's 'devastated' brother condemns attack and blames 'mental health issues' as Liz Truss slams 'act of anti-Semitism'

    01/16/2022 10:48:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16 2022 | JACOB THORBURN and STEPHEN WYNN-DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE and ALYSSA GUZMAN and RONNY REYES
    The family of the British terrorist who was shot dead after taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue have tonight condemned his actions as they admitted to 'liasing' with the shooter during his 10-hour stand-off with police. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, was shot dead by the FBI after holding four hostages for more than 10 hours at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. His 'devastated' brother Gulbar Akram shared a message on social media in which he revealed he had been working with the FBI and 'liasing' with his sibling throughout the stand-off. He also apologised...
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is 'Overreach,' Moving Us to 'Socialist Agenda

    10/27/2021 5:05:46 PM PDT · by lightman · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 27 October A.D. 2021 | Rebecca Downs
    As Landon reported on Tuesday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced legislation known as the Keeping Our COVID-19 Heroes Employed Act to protect essential workers from being fired if they do not wish to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sen. Blackburn spoke with Townhall about legislation protecting these workers who "during the pandemic showed up" and "did their job," as well as "figured out how to handle COVID." The senator raised concerns that President Joe Biden and his administration are "just hellbent to get every individual to get the shot, whether they have a medical condition or not." Sen. Blackburn...
  • GOP senator gets into nasty Twitter spat with Chinese journalist

    12/03/2020 7:17:06 PM PST · by RandFan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/20 05:41 PM EST | BY SARAH POLUS
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) got into a heated spat with a Chinese media official on Twitter on Thursday. The exchange began after Blackburn publicly thanked President Trump on the social media platform for banning cotton produced by forced Uighur labor. Beijing has faced loud international criticism over its treatment of the ethnic minority. "The U.S. will not support companies that profit off of slave labor," Blackburn wrote. In a subsequent tweet, she added, "China has a 5,000 year history of cheating and stealing. Some things will never change." Chen Weihua, chief Washington correspondent of the state-owned China Daily, snapped back...
  • London mayoral hopeful suspended for telling voters in 1997 ‘don’t vote for a Jew’

    09/14/2020 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 09/14/20 18:19 | Cnaan Lipshiz/JTA
    The United Kingdom’s fourth largest party suspended a candidate for mayor of London who was filmed in 1997 telling voters not to support a Jew. The Liberal Democrats suspended Geeta Sidhu-Robb, who was vying to become their candidate in London’s 2021 mayoral elections, the Jewish News of London reported. Over the weekend, a video emerged on Twitter showing her during her 1997 general election campaign for the constituency of Blackburn in northern England. In that campaign, Sidhu-Robb was running as a member of the Conservative Party against Jack Straw, a former Labour lawmaker. “Don’t vote for a Jew. Jack Straw...
  • Blackburn, Rubio Blast NBA for Covering Up Chinese Training Center Abuse

    08/09/2020 7:08:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    Free Beacon.com ^ | 8/7/2020 | Collin Anderson
    'History will not judge kindly those who remained silent or were complicit in the Chinese Communist Party's human rights abuses' Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the NBA of being complicit in "Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children" after the league misled lawmakers on its training academy in Xinjiang, China. "Recent investigations suggest that your organization has been aware of Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children in its Xinjiang basketball training camps, but did not take action," a Thursday letter from Blackburn and Rubio to NBA commissioner Adam Silver states. "The Chinese Government and Communist Party are...
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn Calls On Ilhan Omar to Resign For ‘Threat to Our Democracy’

    07/11/2020 11:01:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Lidblog ^ | 7/10/20 | Rusty Weiss
    Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign after the Squad member called for the “dismantling” of the American political and economic system. Omar (D-MN) made the outrageous statements speaking to members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus on Tuesday. She claimed both the political and economic systems were a form of oppression in America and must be taken apart. “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” claimed Omar. “We cannot stop at (the)...
  • High Road: Marsha Blackburn Seeks Common Ground with Taylor Swift, Who Called Her ‘Homophobic Racist’

    02/01/2020 5:50:37 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 January 2020 | Jerome Hudson
    Pop star Taylor Swift describes Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) as a “homophobic racist” and “Trump in a whig” in her newly released Netflix documentary Miss Americana. But Blackburn, perhaps anticipating the attacks, took the high ground this week and issued a statement in which she offers to work with the Grammy-winning singer. “Taylor is an exceptionally gifted artist and songwriter, and Nashville is fortunate to be the center of her creative universe,” said Blackburn’s statement. “While there are policy issues on which we may always disagree, we do agree on the need to throw the entertainment community’s collective influence behind...
  • Exclusive – Marsha Blackburn: Even the Media Can’t Ignore Historic Job Numbers

    05/04/2019 5:02:33 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2019 | Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    They just can’t help themselves. The liberal media does it every single day. They are drawn like moths to the flame for the D.C. story of the day. This week they were enamored with the House Democrats’ antics and their latest stunt. Republicans, with President Donald J. Trump’s leadership, remain focused on what the American people elected us to do. But even the media could not ignore the historic nature of the April jobs numbers released by the Labor Department on Friday. The top level numbers are impressive on their own. The United States economy added 263,000 jobs last month,...
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • FINALLY AT PEACE Dad-of-four who had both ears chopped off in horrific machete attack dies [trunc]

    12/13/2018 4:05:39 PM PST · by Yossarian · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/13/18 | Jacob Dirnhuber
    A DAD has died in hospital just weeks after both his ears were chopped off in a horrific machete attack. Tragic Sajed Choudry, 42, was left in a coma after the violent attack on him and his son Ahsan Choudry, 24, in November. Sajed also suffered a collapsed right lung and sustained a bleed on the brain after the assault in Blackburn, Lancs. He underwent a 14-hour operation to have his ears re-attached, using a skin graft from his legs to complete the surgery. Last week daughter Mariya Choudry, 22, said the family are in shock about the attack as...
  • She Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Part Sales, Now Marsha Blackburn’s Heading to the...

    11/07/2018 7:20:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: She Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Part Sales, Now Marsha Blackburn’s Heading to the Senate Heading to the U.S. Senate is one of America’s strongest political fighters for unborn babies, Marsha Blackburn. On Tuesday, Tennessee voters elected Blackburn to an open seat in the Senate. There, she promises to continue to be a fierce opponent of the abortion industry and a champion for unborn babies and moms. She is the first woman elected by Tennessee voters to the U.S. Senate – “and a conservative woman to boot,” Blackburn declared proudly in her victory speech. “Just as I said...
  • Final Tennessee Early Voting Statistics

    11/03/2018 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies
    Tn SoS ^ | 11/3/18 | me
    see comments if interested...
  • Google Rejects Marsha Blackburn Ad Because It Shows Democrats In A Bad Light

    10/31/2018 11:19:54 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 15 replies
    redstate ^ | October 31, 2018 | streiff
    On Sunday, Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the Senate seat vacated by empty suit Bob Corker against Democrat former governor Phil Bredesen, held a rally with recently discovered conservative rock star Lindsey Graham. This was the day after the massacre of eleven worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue and Blackburn asked for a moment of silence. That isn’t what she got. Naturally, as Republicans have been pushing the “Democrats stand for mobs not jobs” theme (FACT CHECK: True since at least 1968), Blackburn cranked out ads showing the flower of the Democrat party in full bloom All was well until...
  • Leftist Protesters Interrupt Moment of Silence for Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims

    10/29/2018 12:00:10 PM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Political Insider ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | "Rusty"
    Protesters interrupted a campaign event hosted by Republican Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn, when they began shouting during a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The vile, unhinged left was on full display as several were hauled away by security before Blackburn even took the stage.
  • 'Angry' protesters forcibly removed from Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham rally

    10/29/2018 4:22:28 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 55 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/28/18 | Naomi Lim
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, condemned a group of protesters forcibly removed from a Sunday rally, tying them to her Democratic opponent, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. "This Sunday afternoon, the liberal angry mob made it clear they are active in Tennessee and will stop at nothing to disrupt civil political discourse," Blackburn wrote in a statement. "They resisted law enforcement, and they interrupted a moment of silence. Phil Bredesen is their leader, and their behavior is despicable."
  • Tennessee Early and Absentee Voting Statistics

    10/20/2018 4:04:40 PM PDT · by Ravi · 36 replies
    TN Sos ^ | 10/20/2018 | me
    2018 EARLY VOTING SO FAR: "DEM" COUNTIES-22.0% OF VOTERS "GOP" COUNTIES-78.0% OF VOTERS 2016 TOTALS (INCLUDES ALL VOTING): "DEM" COUNTIES-22.3% OF VOTERS "REP" COUNTIES-77.7% OF VOTERS
  • Knox County sees another 'banner day' for early voting. (GOP stronghold in Tennessee)

    10/18/2018 10:17:13 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Knox News ^ | 10/18/2018 | Knox News
    Nearly 10,000 people showed up to the polls each day on the first and second days of early voting. The first day alone was one of the best in at least 10 years according to the election commission. Even though it's not a presidential election year, Knox County voters are swarming to the polls early -- possibly breaking a county record in the process. Generally, midterm elections see a lower-than-average voter turnout compared to presidential election years -- but this does not appear to be the case for the 2018 midterms.
  • NY Times Poll: Blackburn(R) 54%, Bredesen (angrymob), 40%

    10/13/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by NotaLowTBoomer · 38 replies
    Lonely Democrat media (NY TIMES, CNN) still hoping Bredesen can pull it off. In the NY Times poll, it literally says "It’s just one poll, though." Where was that attitude when they were predicting Trump to lose in 2016? 28,607 CALLS on this poll. 593 responses. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate, leads our poll.
  • Campaign ad: "Hungry for Power"

    10/13/2018 10:36:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    NRSC / Youtube ^ | 10/12/2018 | NRSC
    Campaign ad: "Hungry for Power" (click link below for video)