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  • An Illegitimate Election Plunges the Republic into a Crisis

    11/27/2020 9:32:18 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 62 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 27, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    However the presidential election turns out, one thing is clear, half the country will believe that the man officially sitting in the White House is an illegitimate pretender. And that’s the way it’s been throughout this century. The crisis of presidential legitimacy really kicked into gear in 2000. Before that people might hate the president, but the opposing political party wouldn’t insist on his illegitimacy. Afterward every president has been treated as an illegitimate criminal to be opposed and driven out. Twenty years later, the Democrat strategy of presidential illegitimacy has brought the country to the brink of civil war....
  • Conservatives Beware: The Speech Police Are Coming For You

    08/13/2015 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2015 | Paul Jossey
    Imagine this: Amidst a close election, a partisan government lawyer with questionable authority investigates a conservative nonprofit supporting a political candidate. The government theorizes the candidate and organization are communicating too much—”coordinating” in legal parlance. A court eventually exonerates the group finding the government’s theory onerous. But it does so only after a years-long investigation that clouds the group’s operations, impedes its fundraising efforts, and ultimately negates its ability to influence voters during the election. The above scenario indeed happened. But it was not, as the reader may suspect, the recently terminated ‘John Doe‘ investigation, which targeted Wisconsin Club for...
  • ‘Let Us Disobey’: Churches Defy Lockdown With Secret Meetings

    11/24/2020 6:08:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11/22/20 | Harriet Sherwood
    Gathering in barns, cafes and bookshops, worshippers are flocking to illegal services around the countryIt sounds like the build-up to an illegal rave. Invitations are passed by word of mouth to trusted people. Minimal information – time, directions – is quietly given with pleas for discretion. Once everyone is assembled in a barn on a remote farm – “away from prying eyes,” says the organiser – it begins. This is no rave, but an English church service under lockdown, and the organiser is a Protestant pastor. The Christians who will gather illegally in the west of England on Sunday morning...
  • Conservative politician rages at police as they bundle elderly woman into a van during peaceful 'anti-lockdown' protest

    11/24/2020 6:22:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 24 | By ROSS IBBETSON
    Tory MP Sir Charles Walker has raged at 'disgraceful and un-British' police officers as they bundled an elderly woman into a van for protesting outside Parliament. The former chair of the 1922 Committee told the officers that their actions were 'an outrage' as he walked across towards Portcullis House on Tuesday afternoon. Various reports said that the 72-year-old woman was participating either in an anti-lockdown protest or an anti-vaccine demonstration. Raising the incident as a point of order, Sir Charles told the Commons: 'I have just witnessed an elderly lady peacefully protesting with a handful of other people be arrested...
  • Here’s Why The Corporate Media Keeps Whining About Twitter's Competitor, Parler

    11/24/2020 5:43:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/24/2020 | Jeff Charles
    Parler has been in the news quite a bit over the past year. The social media company has seen a remarkable increase in users as conservatives face increased censorship on other platforms. Oddly enough, the corporate press has taken a bizarre interest in Parler and its increased membership. Left-leaning news outlets would have you believe that their objection to the social media site is related to misinformation and conspiracy theories. But it seems that it might be something else that has motivated their hysteria over the app. Politico recently published a piece noting the rise of Parler acknowledging its recent...
  • Biden’s New ‘Global Media’ Guy Richard Stengel Supports Limiting Free Speech, Bragged About Being a Propagandist

    11/17/2020 4:07:22 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 18 replies
    MenRec ^ | 11/17/20 | Staff
    Richard Stengel, new ‘team lead‘ for Joe Biden’s agency for global media, wrote an op-ed last year arguing for free speech restrictions. Stengel, a former MSNBC political analyst until he was named to Biden’s transition team, argued that the First Amendment needed redefining and that “hate speech” should be a crime. “All speech is not equal. And where truth cannot drive out lies, we must add new guardrails,” he wrote. “I’m all for protecting ‘thought that we hate,’ but not speech that incites hate.” ‘Speech that incites hate’ was defined in Stengel’s op-ed by two examples – Burning the Quran,...
  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey says it was 'mistake' to censor CBP chief over border wall tweet

    11/17/2020 10:43:37 AM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 11/17/2020 | adam shaw
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday told lawmakers that it was a “mistake” to censor the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over a tweet about the wall at the southern border -- as the company faces accusations of political bias.
  • Meme Makers Mock Twitter as Site Ramps Up Fact-Checking

    11/14/2020 10:49:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2020 | LUCAS NOLAN
    As Twitter increases it’s fact-checking and labeling of posts across its platform, some users have begun mocking the site via parody posts examples. The fake tweets are part of a growing backlash against Twitter censorship that impacts not only President Donald Trump, but the broader conservative movement. Breitbart News recently reported that Twitter stated this week that it put labels on 300,000 user posts from October 27 to November 11 for violating rules related to election misinformation. Twitter also implemented a retweet feature that required users to add their own comments before retweeting a post on the platform. Between election day and Friday...
  • Joe Biden Promises Internet Censorship Taskforce That Would Censor Pro-Life Conservatives

    11/12/2020 6:10:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/12/20 | Alexander Hall
    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. The Biden campaign is using causes like women’s safety as a Trojan horse to usher in a new era of internet censorship. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said that he “plans to convene a task force to create best practices for containing online harassment, which disproportionately affects women and young people,” CNBC summarized in a Nov. 10 report. Biden’s campaign website declared that if he gains the presidency, his administration “will shine a light on the online harassment, stalking, and abuse that now is a too-frequent reality for Americans, particularly...
  • Bannon's War Room Under Attack Again

    11/10/2020 7:07:26 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    Bannon's War Room under Denial of Service attack
  • Report: Biden Will Give Eric Schmidt a Prominent Tech Task Force Role (former Google CEO)

    11/10/2020 7:06:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Former Google CEO and Clinton lackey Eric Schmidt is being considered to lead a key tech task force in a Biden administration, according to a report in the Financial Times. Even though the election result is still disputed by President Donald Trump and the Republicans, Joe Biden is already forming his transition team, which includes many former Silicon Valley employees, including Schmidt. According to the Financial Times (paywalled), presidential contender Biden has: hired both Jessica Hertz, former associate general counsel at Facebook, and Cynthia Hogan, former Apple vice-president for government affairs to his transition team. Eric Schmidt, the former Google...
  • CBS reality shows must now have 50% non-White casts, network says

    11/09/2020 6:11:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-9-20 | Sarah Whitten
    On Monday, the network introduced an initiative that requires these shows to ensure that 50% of their casts are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, or BIPOC. Additionally, the network has committed to putting at least 25% of its development budget towards creators and producers who are BIPOC. These reality TV targets will kick off during the 2021-22 broadcast season. “The reality TV genre is an area that’s especially underrepresented, and needs to be more inclusive across development, casting, production and all phases of storytelling,” George Cheeks, president and CEO for the CBS Entertainment Group, said in a statement.
  • Fox's Neil Cavuto Cuts Off Kayleigh McEnany's Press Conference After Just One Minute - "Not so fast"

    11/09/2020 2:24:17 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-9-20 | staff
    Taken from The Trump Campaign's press conference on 11/9/2020 YouTube (1:45min)
  • Eric Trump Accuses DNC Of Spamming Voter Fraud Hotline

    11/07/2020 1:42:16 PM PST · by familyop · 15 replies
    OAN Newsroom ^ | November 7, 2020 | OAN Newsroom
    Eric Trump sounded the alarm on the Democrat National Convention and accused the left of blocking citizens’ ability to report voting irregularities. In a tweet shared Friday, the President’s son accused the DNC of attempting to hijack the Trump campaign’s “voter fraud hotline,” and said they may have something to hide. The @DNC is spamming our voter fraud hotline to bog down the thousands of complaints we are receiving! Wonder what they have to hide. — Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 7, 2020 He added the spam calls were blocking thousands of complaints the Trump campaign has been receiving. This came...
  • Twitters Censors Rand Paul Post About Historical Voter Fraud – Then Uncensors It

    11/06/2020 9:33:02 PM PST · by mbj · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2020 | Sean Moran
    ... “KY Dem Ed Pritchard was convicted of voter fraud in 1949 for fraudulently casting 254 votes,” Paul wrote. “His biographer said: ‘the untidy truth was that widespread vote fraud was America’s dirty little secret . . .’ Elections with millions of mail ballots makes fraud more likely not less.” ... Twitter is censoring this tweet, which is 100 percent a statement of fact pic.twitter.com/yul8TW3MJO — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 6, 2020 ... Despite Twitter’s contention that the information was misleading or disputed, Paul quoted the information straight from the biography of Edward Prichard. Now, it appears that Twitter removed...
  • Putin Backs Idea of Int'l Ban on Insulting Religious Feelings

    11/07/2020 6:22:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/5/20
    Moscow, November 5, Interfax - A ban on insulting the feelings of the faithful should be enshrined in international law, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. At his meeting with representatives from religious organizations on the National Unity Day on Wednesday, one attendee, Ismail Berdiyev, head of the North Caucasus Muslims' Coordinating Center, suggested that the president present to the UN Security Council an idea that all countries introduce a law making it unacceptable to offend religious feelings. "It is a good proposal. I don't understand, who could be against a ban on insulting the feelings of the faithful in any...
  • TWITTER JUST suspended War Room and YOUTUBE just deplatformed War Room JUST NOW

    11/05/2020 3:38:48 PM PST · by terart · 102 replies
    11/5/20 | terart
    In the middle of LIVE reporting
  • ‘This is a monumental case’: Dept. of Justice files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

    10/20/2020 6:32:07 PM PDT · by xomething · 31 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/20/2020 | Michael Haynes
    The lawsuit, filed only this morning, states that 'Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements.' (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company has been illegally abusing its position of power online in order to create a monopoly on searching and advertising.   The lawsuit, filed only this morning, states that “Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements.”   Consequently, the lawsuit seeks to “restrain Google LLC (Google) from unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for...
  • Does The Coronavirus Make Our Constitutional Freedom Of Assembly Obsolete?

    10/09/2020 1:49:29 PM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | October 8, 2020 | Brandon Smith
    Another terrifying development during the pandemic is the use of executive orders and executive authority to initiate restrictions without… Over the past couple of weeks a trend has become apparent in the state of Idaho, specifically in Moscow, Idaho in Latah County. The city council of Moscow has issued a mandatory mask order, and they are using police to enforce it. Bizarrely, the city had ZERO deaths from Covid at the time the mask order was instituted, meaning their action was in response to…nothing. Idaho has had a total of 500 deaths from Covid since the beginning of the outbreak....
  • The cancel culture mob targeted these three professors. They all agree on one thing – don’t cave.

    09/14/2020 3:49:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 | Sarah Imgrund
    Quick — you’re being targeted by the cancel culture mob. Your inbox is blowing up. Your Twitter mentions are filled with hate. There’s a petition demanding your termination. What do you do? According to three professors who’ve all had this happen to them recently — they all agree on one thing — don’t cave. “The pressure to apologize in an effort to appease one’s tormentors can be tremendous, but do not give into the pressure. If you feel you did no wrong, do not apologize,” said Princeton University classics Professor Joshua Katz. “I have watched people abase themselves before the...