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  • Van Jones: Media ‘Only’ Care ‘About a Black Kid Getting Killed if a White Cop Does It or a White Supremacist Does’

    02/17/2024 7:45:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/17/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Obama Adviser Van Jones stated that while it’s untrue that “the black community only cares about a black kid getting killed if a white cop does it or a white supremacist does it,” it is true that “The media only cares” about black children being killed if a white police officer or a racist white person is the killer. Host Bill Maher began the discussion by stating, “We do know that, for young black men, gun homicides are the leading cause of death. And…that leading cause outstrips...
  • GOP Now Owns ‘Open Border’: Van Jones, Coulter Spar over Border

    02/17/2024 7:20:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/17/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Obama Adviser Van Jones and columnist and author Ann Coulter sparred over the failed Senate border bill and the U.S. immigration system. After host Bill Maher argued that Democrats have turned the immigration issue around on Republicans, Jones said, “Look, it turns out there is a conspiracy to keep the border open, to flood the country with undocumented people, and it’s led by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, because, down there, open border. They had the opportunity to close it.” Later on, Jones stated, “It is...
  • Van Jones: There Are Jobs in the Black Community, But ‘They’re Crappy’

    01/23/2024 5:56:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN This Morning” CNN Political Commentator and former Obama Adviser Van Jones stated that while there are good jobs numbers in the black community, “they’re crappy jobs.” Co-host Phil Mattingly asked, “[T]he Biden team has constantly tried to make the pitch on the economy that, look, if you look at the topline numbers, it’s great, it’s defying all expectations and people responding to pollsters say, no, it’s not, not at all. We completely disagree. Although, in the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a shift in consumer sentiment. The University of Michigan survey popped 13 points...
  • State Dinner Crashers Exchanged E-Mails With Pentagon Official

    11/30/2009 10:24:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 745+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 30th 2009
    State Dinner Crashers Exchanged E-Mails With Pentagon Official The special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, who was appointed by Obama, said she clearly stated in correspondence with the couple that she could not extend any kind of invitation. By Josh Meyer and Peter Nicholas November 30, 2009 Reporting from Washington - As Congress prepares to examine how a Virginia couple crashed the first state dinner of the Obama administration, the pair may be pointing to e-mail correspondence they had with a senior Pentagon official as evidence that they were invited guests after all. Federal authorities say Tareq and Michaele...
  • Federal judge rules Georgia’s redrawn congressional maps violate Voting Rights Act

    10/26/2023 5:12:45 PM PDT · by CFW · 44 replies
    WSBtv2 ^ | 10/26/23 | staff
    ATLANTA — A federal judge ruled on Thursday that Georgia’s redrawn congressional maps violate a section of the Voting Rights Act. The Georgia General Assembly approved the maps back in 2021 and were signed by Gov. Brian Kemp. The maps shifted the Republican edge from 8-6 to 9-5. A series of lawsuits were filed against the state of Georgia arguing that the redrawn maps illegally discriminate against minorities and take away their voting power. Governor Brian Kemp issued a proclamation on Thursday afternoon calling for a special session of the Georgia General Assembly on Nov. 29 to revisit laws relating...
  • Raiders' Chandler Jones says he was hospitalized against will

    09/27/2023 2:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/23
    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones wrote in a social media post Monday night that he was taken to a hospital "against my will" by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later transferred to a behavioral health facility last week. Jones was placed on the non-football illness list last week by the Raiders with what the team has described as a personal matter. He has been away from the team since Labor Day weekend when he began a series of social media posts aimed at the Raiders, owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler and coach Josh McDaniels. He...
  • Tennessee’s Justin Jones and Justin Pearson named to Harper’s Bazaar Icons list

    08/31/2023 2:25:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Tennessee Democratic state Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, who were briefly expelled from the state legislature earlier this year after joining in protests against gun violence, were named to the “Harper’s Bazaar” Icons list for 2023 on Thursday. The magazine announced its list of 14 people “who are helping to shift narratives, open doors, and reshape the culture,” adding the group “made their marks — and some of them might be making history." “I don’t look like the other elected officials in the building,” Jones told the magazine. “In fact, I was told that I should cut my hair...
  • Judge Denies Meadows, Clark Motion to Avoid Arrest in Georgia Election Case

    08/23/2023 4:47:53 PM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 8/23/23 | Catherine Yang
    U.S. District Judge Steve Jones denied requests made by Mark Meadows and Jeffrey Clark to avoid arrest in Fulton County while their requests to move the case to federal court are pending. Both Mr. Meadows and Mr. Clark, both former federal officials, have been named as defendants in an indictment against former President Donald Trump and 16 others. Their actions in the former president's challenge of the Georgia election results have led to them being charged with violating the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis alleges that their actions constituted a "criminal...
  • Expelled Nashville Democrat Justin Jones of the ‘Tennessee Three’ wins back state House seat

    08/04/2023 9:57:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/04/2023 | Associated Press
    Nashville Democrat Justin Jones, a member of the so-called “Tennessee Three,” won back his state House seat Thursday after Republican lawmakers expelled him for his participation in a pro-gun control protest in the Capitol. Jones, 27, defeated Republican candidate Laura Nelson. Along with Jones, fellow Democrat Justin Pearson, 28, was also vying to reclaim his House seat in Memphis against independent candidate Jeff Johnston after also being expelled in April. The young Black lawmakers were reinstated by local officials after being booted from the GOP-dominated Statehouse, but only on an interim basis. They needed to clear a special election in...
  • Van Jones: DeSantis Is ‘Worse Than Trump,’ Anybody ‘on His Bandwagon Should Apologize’

    07/04/2023 7:34:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/2023 | Pam Key
    CNN political commentator Van Jones said Monday on “Erin Burnett OutFront” that 2024 hopeful Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) wrapping Pride Month campaign video shows he was “worse than” former President Donald Trump. Jones said, “It’s a disgraceful decision on the part of the Supreme Court. But DeSantis should be ashamed of himself. Anybody who is jumping up and down saying hey, anybody but Trump. We want a Ron DeSantis. We think Ron DeSantis can beat Trump. We love Ron DeSantis. take those words back, because this guy is worse than Trump. Ron DeSantis is worse than Donald Trump.”
  • BREAKING: Sound of Freedom ticket sales SMASH expectations while Disney Indiana Jones falls flat

    07/03/2023 5:59:12 PM PDT · by kellymcneill · 47 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | July 3 | Hannah Nightingale
    Presales for Angel Studios’ Sound of Freedom have skyrocketed to $10 million ahead of the film’s July 4th opening across 2,600 locations. According to Deadline, the studio is "spotting a 6-day $20M start which is extremely impressive for a non-major studio adult thriller," and over one million tickets have been bought for the based-on-a-true-story film following a former Homeland Security agent, played by Jim Caviezel, who rescues abducted children around the world.
  • CNN’s Van Jones: Youth values being ‘rubbed in the dog poo’ by Supreme Court

    06/30/2023 11:53:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    CNN analyst Van Jones pointed criticism for the Supreme Court on Thursday over what he described as the high court’s ever-more out-of-touch decisions. Jones said the court’s decisions which prevent affirmative action, allow sexual orientation discrimination and shot down President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan create a crisis of legitimacy which could undermine the tenets of the entire country. “This is dangerous stuff, because when you have a legitimacy crisis for the court, you have a legitimacy crisis for the country,” he argued. “You can imagine a generation of younger Americans looking at the Supreme Court that is so out of...
  • Alex Jones' bonkers conspiracy theory: Trump knows about assassination plot and he's 'ready to die'

    06/26/2023 10:04:09 PM PDT · by algore · 79 replies
    Far-right firebrand Alex Jones prophesied on his Saturday night show that "they" were going to kill former President Donald Trump. As a former president, Trump enjoys a tight circle of Secret Service protection that includes his cars and home. Still, Jones thinks it will happen. “And then I think they’ll blow his airplane up," Jones said. "I really, at a gut level, believe they’re going to kill Trump. I mean, I believe the deep state establishment will murder him... he dies of a heart attack, or they poison him, or they blow his airplane up." It isn't the first time...
  • Tennessee House Democrat Justin Jones Assaulted Driver during 2020 Protests, Video Shows

    04/13/2023 12:36:17 PM PDT · by thegagline · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/13/2023 | Caroline Downey
    Tennessee house Democrat Justin Jones, who was just reinstated to the chamber after being expelled for leading a disruptive gun-control protest on the floor, assaulted a driver and faced serious charges for other misconduct committed while attending racial-justice protests in the summer of 2020. Footage of rioting outside the state Capitol in 2020 first shared by Scoop Nashville appears to show Jones repeatedly hitting the driver of a car with a traffic cone. The video, which was resurfaced by the Post Millenial, shows Jones and other activists stopping and surrounding the vehicle before the driver escaped. Jones was charged with...
  • Tennessee lawmakers expel state rep for conduct during gun control protest

    04/06/2023 2:00:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 112 replies
    Just the News ^ | 4/6/23 | Ben Whedon
    Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday voted to expel at least one Democratic state representative over his participation in a gun control demonstration during which a trio of Democrats interrupted the floor session and used a bullhorn to lead supporters outside in chants. The chamber voted to oust state Rep. Justin Jones of Nashville, who disrupted the proceedings alongside Reps. Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson of Knoxville and Memphis, respectively. Jones was expelled in a 72-25 vote. Lawmakers needed 66 to remove him, according to the Tennessean. Before his ouster, Jones warned that such a move would backfire on Republicans, "Your overreaction,...
  • Even Alex Jones disgusted by Kanye West’s ‘homoerotic’ Hitler ‘fetish’

    12/07/2022 8:19:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/07/2022 | Lee Brown
    Even conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is disgusted by Kanye West’s vile declarations of love for Nazis — admitting he was shocked by his “homoerotic” Adolf Hitler “fetish.” The Infowars host — recently ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion for calling the Sandy Hook school massacre a hoax — says he feels like he “was sucked into a giant publicity stunt” when the gimp mask-wearing rapper now known as Ye appeared on his show last week. “He said, ‘I looove Hitler’ — I think he had an orgasm over there,” Jones, 48, told YouTuber Steven Crowder of the fallen fashion mogul’s...
  • Alyssa Farah Griffin: Holocaust ‘Could Happen Again’ if Morons Kanye West, Alex Jones Have Platforms

    12/02/2022 11:14:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2022 | Pam Key
    Alyssa Farah Griffin told her co-hosts Friday on ABC’s “The View” that the Holocaust “could happen again” if rapper Kanye West, white supremacist Nick Fuentes, and InfoWars host Alex Jones had platforms. Co-host Joy Behar said, “So yesterday Kanye West found a safe space for his antisemitism when he was interviewed by conspiracy theorist and all-around awful person Alex Jones. West showed up in some kind of bondage hood and proclaimed his love for Hitler and the Nazis.” Griffin said, “I watched clips of the live stream, and I hate that these people even have a platform. And I kept...
  • Alex Jones files for bankruptcy as damages owed to Sandy Hook families total nearly $1.5B: report

    12/02/2022 7:06:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/2022 | JULIA SHAPERO
    Infowars host Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday, after a series of defamation trials resulted in Jones owing nearly $1.5 billion to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, The Washington Post reported. Jones reportedly listed his assets at between $1 million and $10 million and his debts at between $1 billion and $10 billion, according to the Post. A Connecticut jury in October ordered Jones to pay $965 million in compensatory and punitive damages to 15 relatives of the victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The families sued Jones for spreading...
  • Alex Jones Sentenced To Death

    10/24/2022 9:27:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 10-24-2022 | Babylon Bee Staff
    WATERBURY, CT — After several days of hearings, a Connecticut jury has found Alex Jones guilty of defamation and has sentenced him to death. "We the jury find Alex Jones guilty on all counts of defamation and have hereby sentenced him to hang from the neck until he is dead," read the presiding juror. "May God have mercy on his soul." Eyewitnesses say Jones collapsed as the verdict was read. "We understand this is a civil suit, but Alex Jones is so uniquely evil we decided pursuing the death penalty in this case was appropriate," said a lawyer representing the...
  • Van Jones on Midterm Election: Starting to See the Beginnings of a ‘Blue Wave’

    09/02/2022 9:06:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN political commentator Van Jones said Friday on CNN’s “Newsroom” that the beginnings of what could be a blue wave are forming for Democrats in the 2022 midterm election. Jones said, “Coming into Labor Day weekend, you are starting to see the beginnings of what could be a blue wave. I don’t think people understand, on the Democratic side, how upset and how motivated Democrats are. There was a season of shame from the time that the Afghanistan exit was botched and this whole year of getting nothing done where Democrats had our heads held down.” He added, “Now, because...