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  • 'An American hero': Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton among those to pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (barf alert)

    09/19/2020 2:52:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/18/2020 | Staff
    Mourners sung John Lennon's Imagine to honour Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington DC while politicians, celebrities and everyday people paid tribute to the woman known as Notorious RBG. Hundreds of people gathered outside the the court, where the flags flew at half mast, to light candles, leave flowers, handwritten condolence notes and write chalk messages.(snip) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Justice Ginsburg's death was "an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children."(snip) Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid tribute to Justice Ginsburg for...
  • Horse-drawn carriage leads George Floyd's funeral cortege to Houston cemetery where he is buried in gold coffin alongside his mother as crowds line the streets to pay their respects

    06/09/2020 3:57:09 PM PDT · by kevcol · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    George Floyd's golden casket is on its way to its final resting place following a powerful funeral service in Houston, where loved ones shared their memories and community leaders demanded his death lead to widespread change. --- Members of the New Black Panther group were seen on site standing guard surrounding Floyd's hearse as the procession exited the Fountain of Praise Church. --- A pastor at George Floyd's funeral called for the White House to be 'cleaned out' and urged the public to vote as hundreds of mourners, including the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean and Eric Garner, gathered...
  • Biden to meet with George Floyd’s family before funeral

    06/07/2020 10:22:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Joe Biden will travel to Houston on Monday to meet privately with the family of George Floyd and offer his condolences. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will also record a video message that will be shown at Floyd’s funeral on Tuesday, a Biden aide told the New York Times. Biden is not expected to attend the service because there were concerns his Secret Service detail could cause a disruption.
  • George Floyd Killing: How to Help Minneapolis Protesters The local fund has received support from across the country, and is helping raise bail for those arrested during protests

    05/29/2020 7:01:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies
    ROLLING STONE ^ | 5/29/2020 | EJ DICKSON
    In the wake of the brutal death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer while in custody, people all over the country have united to protest police violence and call for charges to be brought against the police officers responsible for his death. Others have backed up social action with dollars, flocking to grassroots organizations in the state of Minnesota to support protesters on the ground. One of these organizations is the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an abolitionist-focused group working toward ending cash bail in Minnesota and nationally. Over the past few days, a Twitter trend...
  • U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at 68

    10/17/2019 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 110 replies
    WUSA9 ^ | (5:02 AM) Updated: 1:04 PM EDT October 17, 2019 | Khalida Volou
    Just announced. He was 68.
  • Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word

    02/16/2019 11:04:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/19 | John Bowden
    Former President Clinton joked Thursday that nobody wanted to miss the funeral for Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) because it was their only chance to get "the last word" with the late veteran congressman. "One of the reasons none of us would have missed this is that this is the only time in our entire lives in public service that we were in the same room as John Dingell and got the last word," Clinton said. The remark was met with heavy laughter and applause from the audience, including Clinton's wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who sat next to...
  • Like Political Funerals? Now There's a Series (Satire)

    09/03/2018 10:51:42 AM PDT · by scottinoc · 2 replies
    Scott Johnson
    Think the week-long McCain memorial was too much? As politicians and songsters have quipped, "You ain't seen nothing yet". Bob K Fiorelia, veteran TV producer and Hollywood insider, is planning a miniseries of memorials. "McCain memorial week could have been 'boffo', as we used to say in Hollywood, and it got me to thinking, why can't death be combined with good production value and social justice concerns?" asks Fiorelia. "It's a fine line between honoring the dead and getting successful ratings. Why can't we have both? What we're talking about here--and I run the risk of sounding ghoulish to some--is...
  • Vanity: Adoration funeral for John McCain has gone on long enough. Gov. Ducey...act!!!

    09/01/2018 2:30:43 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 79 replies
    Enough already will the love fest farce of the McCain deep swamp death gig!!! My message is directed to Republican, Governor, Doug Ducey of Arizona. Sir, you have shortchanged & openly neglected your duties by remaining silent since last, December, 2017, when Republican, Senator, John McCain became absent and unable to cast his vote in the U.S. Senate, therefore rendering him incapable of effectively representing the seven million citizens that reside in Arizona. I am urging you to do your duty and responsibility and appoint Ms. Kelli Ward...immediately to fill the remaining length of McCain's term. This charade and cover...
  • POOF HE’S GONE! MSNBC and ABC crop out Louis Farrakhan from Aretha Franklin funeral photo

    08/31/2018 5:41:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 31, 2018 | Greg P.
    By now you’ve probably seen this photo from Aretha Franklin’s funeral with Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton… …or, maybe you haven’t if you get your news from MSNBC:
  • Phony Funeral, With Phony Honors, Phony Swamp Mourners, Paying Phony Respect, For A Phony Hero.

    08/31/2018 8:59:17 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 78 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 8/31/18 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    This is a phony funeral, with phony honors, filled with phony swamp creatures, paying phony respect, for a phony hero. Covered non-stop by phony news organizations.
  • Liz Peek: Mr. Trump, make a magnanimous gesture and award McCain the Medal of Honor

    08/29/2018 6:10:08 PM PDT · by B-Rizzle Fo-Shizzle · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | Liz Peek
    President Trump should award John McCain, who died on Saturday, the Medal of Honor. The posthumous award would recognize the senator’s extraordinary heroism during his five years of captivity in North Vietnam, when he was tortured mercilessly, leaving him disabled for life. The compassionate and respectful gesture might also help to heal some deep wounds in the Republican Party. McCain was a Navy fighter pilot when his plane was shot down on a mission over the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi in 1967. He fractured both arms and one leg when he was ejected from his jet and nearly drowned...
  • CNN host to David Hogg: ‘What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you?’

    03/31/2018 4:55:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed surprise during a Friday interview that any colleges turned down David Hogg, the Parkland, Fla., high school student who has become a major figure in the nation's gun violence debate. Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized to Hogg and lost advertisers after she mocked him on Twitter for being rejected by four colleges. “I am stunned that four colleges rejected you,” Camerota said on Friday. “What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you? You have taken the country by storm. How do you explain this? Did they reject you before the Parkland massacre?”
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Appears to Use School Shootings as Marketing Stunts

    02/28/2018 11:48:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | Bob Price
    The ownership of Dick’s Sporting Goods appears to be attempting to leverage the tragic shooting of school children into a marketing opportunity. The company has been exposed for its doublespeak on its decision to stop selling so-called “assault rifles.” Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE: DKS] announced on Wednesday its decision to not only stop selling AR-15 style rifles, but to jump in the middle of the gun control debate. The statement from the company announced it would stop selling “assault-style rifles, also referred to as modern sporting rifles,” in the wake of the tragic murder of 12 high school students...
  • Maxine Waters pushes Trump impeachment -- during eulogy!

    09/20/2017 8:01:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    Mad Max via YouTube ^ | 9-20-17 | Mad Max herself
    Click on the link. Absolutely remarkable that Mad Max would go on an impeachment rant during Dick Gregory's funeral. No, this was not Saturday Night Live.
  • That time Huma was asked to plan Hillary’s funeral

    03/29/2017 1:16:58 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 37 replies
    A long-time aide to Hillary Clinton sought to map out her funeral — and Bill Clinton’s — in 2010 because “planning is best done when they are still with us,” according to an email released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch. Capricia Marshall, who was chief of protocol for the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, wrote to Huma Abedin, Doug Band and Cheryl Mills on Feb. 23, 2010, saying “everytime someone significant passes, I am flooded with requests” about the Clintons’ arrangements. “Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us,” she wrote...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan wasn’t allowed to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral. Now he’s not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral — a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been “gracious and understood.” But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • Furious President of Turkey abandons Muhammad Ali funeral and flies home...

    06/10/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 June 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    ...after being cut from speech line-up and banned from laying a cloth on boxer's coffin during Muslim ceremony -Recep Tayyip Erdogan had specially flown to Louisville, Kentucky, to say farewell to Ali -But the president’s office said Erdogan left the United States for Turkey late Thursday after attending the prayer ceremony -He was due to speak at today's multi-faith service but lost his slot due to 'lack of program space' -Funeral organizers also 'refused to allow Erdogan to lay a cloth from the Kaaba on Ali’s coffin during the Thursday ceremony' -In addition he wanted the head of Turkey's religious...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 101 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Conservatives Criticize Free T-Shirts At Tucson Memorial Service

    01/13/2011 5:26:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 125 replies
    tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | January 12, 2011, 8:25PM | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    TUCSON, AZ -- Some conservatives are upset over t-shirts bearing the logo "Together We Thrive: Tucson & America" that were handed out to attendees at tonight's memorial service in the McKale Center on the campus of the University Of Arizona here. The shirts, which bear the same logo that adorns other items from the event -- including press passes, signage and volunteer t-shirts -- were placed on many of the seats in the lower sections of the arena when tonight's capacity crowd walked in. The University Of Arizona did not immediately respond to requests for more information on the shirts,...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.