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  • Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

    01/06/2021 1:48:43 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 23 replies ^ | Thomas R. Eddlem
    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued...
  • 'Woke' Kentucky mayor is slammed for trying to pull $120,000 from an emergency rental fund to pay for 'critical race theory' training for city employees

    11/30/2020 11:11:01 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 01 2020 | JAMES GORDON
    A Kentucky mayor has come under fire for a proposal that would see funds being taken from an emergency rental assistance program and instead be used to provide city employees with diversity training. The Mayor of Lexington, Linda Gorton, is proposing to use the funds that had been earmarked for people suffering financial hardship during the pandemic and instead redirect them towards Critical Race Theory training. 'Lexington's woke mayor is taking funds for poor people and using them to pay a rich white woman so she can teach city employees how to become woke... this is progressivism in the 21st...
  • Virginia city renames burial site of Stonewall Jackson

    09/04/2020 7:11:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    seattletimes ^ | Sep 4th 2020
    — A Virginia city has officially renamed the cemetery where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson is buried. The city council in Lexington voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a law changing the name of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery to Oak Grove Cemetery, news outlets reported. The Civil War general, who owned slaves and fought to defend the practice, was buried in the cemetery more than 150 years ago. Officials faced calls from community members in June to change the name and remove all other monuments and places honoring Confederate figures within city limits, as communities around the world faced similar demands to...
  • Protesters say they’ll starve until officers lose pension and jobs

    07/23/2020 4:12:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 140 replies ^ | July 20, 2020 | Jerrica Valtierra
    Monday marks day 54 of protests in Louisville, following the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. One group is taking that protest further with a hunger strike. They began their strike on a Facebook Live today at noon. The people who have been out protesting decided they needed to do more. The participants say they want to re-energize the protests but amplify that they’re hungry for justice. For the past several weeks, around Louisville we’ve all heard these protesters’ voices. As of Monday, they want us to hear their hunger. There’s only one thing that they say will satisfy them. “We...
  • Washington and Lee (VA) faculty vote to change the university's name

    07/07/2020 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 138 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 6, 2020 | Elizabeth Bell
    “O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother!” (pause and mention petitions) Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be “Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.”
  • 245 Years ago Today...

    04/19/2020 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 25 replies
    History ^ | Jan 14, 2020
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under...
  • Watch WKYT's exclusive interview with President Donald Trump

    11/04/2019 7:10:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    WKYT-TV ^ | 11/4/2019 | Dave Baker
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - WKYT's Dave Baker spoke with President Donald Trump ahead of his campaign rally in Lexington. President Trump spoke about his support for Kentucky Republicans Matt Bevin and Mitch McConnell along with a variety of other topics. He spoke about House Democrats' impeachment efforts over allegations that Trump called the Ukrainian president and threatened to withhold aid in order to get information that could be used against Joe Biden's presidential campaign. The President has denied the allegations, stating there was no quid pro quo, and he argues the impeachment efforts could help rally his voters to the...
  • Lexington Herald-Leader Publishes Racist Cartoon Depicting Black Candidate as a Supporter of the KKK

    10/28/2019 5:31:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 41 replies
    Daniel Cameron @DanielCameronAG This is what the @HeraldLeader —a “tolerant,” left-leaning newspaper—thinks about black folks who dare to be Republican. You’re a racist following the KKK unless you hate @realDonaldTrump. Let’s make history on November 5th and show we don’t take orders from the elites anymore.
  • Red Hen Owner Sides with Server Who Spit on Eric Trump

    07/01/2019 2:00:10 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2019 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post Friday defending a Chicago server who spit on Eric Trump. Stephanie Wilkinson, who co-owns the restaurant known for kicking out former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, wrote in the op-ed while “no one in the restaurant industry condones the physical assault of a patron,” Trump administration officials can be targeted for assault and battery in public places. Wilkinson added: Restaurants are now part of the soundstage for our ongoing national spectacle. Whether the bar or restaurant serves merely as the backdrop, as in...
  • 'If you're directly complicit in spreading hate, consider dining at home'

    06/30/2019 6:28:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 30, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang For The Daily Mail
    The Virginia restaurant owner who kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant last year is defending the Chicago cocktail bar server who spat in Eric Trump's face last week, saying politicians involved in 'spreading hate' should consider dining at home. Stephanie Wilkinson made headlines last year when she booted Sanders out of her restaurant the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia. Now she's backing the unnamed server at the upscale Chicago bar The Aviary who spat in Eric Trump's face as he walked in on Tuesday night and was briefly detained by Secret Service agents. Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of...
  • Red Hen Restaurant Owner: Maybe Trump’s People Deserve To Be Spit On

    06/29/2019 8:53:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 107 replies ^ | 6-29-19 | John Sexton
    Stephanie Wilkinson is the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA. That’s the restaurant that refused service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders last June. Friday, the Washington Post published a piece in which Wilkinson offers her thoughts on the recent spitting incident involving Eric Trump. You’ll be shocked to learn that Wilkinson is for it (or at least willing to defend it) though it takes her a while to admit it. After recounting what happened to Trump, she writes, “no one in the industry condones the physical assault of a patron.” That seems sensible but we’re...
  • The Islamophobia Victim’s Murder Plot

    06/16/2019 4:08:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    The Islamophobia Victim’s Murder Plot “Observe how peaceful we are,” Imam Mahmoud Shalash urged. “We do not cause any harm to anybody.” Shalash’s mosque, the Islamic Center of Lexington, had contacted Lexington cops and Homeland Security, while claiming to be suffering from Islamophobic threats. Before long, two cop cars in the Kentucky city known as the Horse Capital of the World were parked outside the mosque to protect the imam and his congregation. The FBI also got on board. CAIR widely circulated reports of the threat to what it called, a “house of worship”. “Our nation’s leaders must send a...
  • Kentucky Imam Offered Mosque Fatwa for Murder Plot

    05/12/2019 8:30:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Kentucky Imam Offered Mosque Fatwa for Murder Plot The sharia solution to business disputes appears to be not so very different from the mob solution. The imam and president of the Lexington Islamic Center has been arrested, along with two other men, on federal charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Authorities said 70-year-old Mahmoud Shalash was charged Thursday, along with 34-year-old Abdul Hadi and 31-year-old John Sadiqullah, on charges of conspiracy and using interstate facility in the commission of a murder-for-hire plot. According to an affidavit by the investigator in the case, the three men wanted to have someone...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY - April 19, 1775 - American Revolution begins at Battle of Lexington

    04/19/2019 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    History ^ | 4/19/19
    At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only...
  • Students end hunger strike after UK president agrees to cover mural, take other steps.

    04/03/2019 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | April 2, 2019 | LINDA BLACKFORD
    The 1930s fresco mural by Ann Rice O’Hanlon was painted as part of the federal Public Works of Art Project. It shows Lexington’s history from its settlement in a series of scenes. In one, black men and women are planting tobacco, and in another, a Native American man holds a tomahawk. Various efforts to remove the mural have been made since at least 2006. In 2015, in response to a meeting with a group of black students, Capilouto ordered the mural to be shrouded. Then after meeting for a year, a UK task force said the mural should be uncovered,...
  • Bluegrass Institute calls for Lexington rep’s censure related to bigoted remarks

    03/07/2019 5:53:52 AM PST · by sasherm13 · 4 replies
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Today, the Bluegrass Institute called on the Kentucky General Assembly to censure Rep. Kelly Flood, D-Lexington, for disparaging comments she made during Tuesday’s meeting of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which were directed toward supporters of scholarship tax-credit legislation which would allow poor and learning-disabled youngsters to attend private and parochial schools. “Effectively, you are asking the state to become your next major donor to raise approximately $25 million to reimburse donors who have a crisis of faith in contributing currently for the past 20 years, specifically in this state to private institutions that are funding...
  • So-called ‘flushable wipes’ pile up in Lexington sewers

    01/17/2019 10:11:55 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 30 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 16, 2019
    Those “flushable” wipes you put down the toilet may have to be removed by hand from the city sewage equipment they clog. The cleansing cloths, dubbed “flushable wipes,” are marketed for post-toilet use but are typically not biodegradable. They do not dissolve like toilet paper does when flushed, and once in the sewer system, they can clump together and cause problems. It’s a mess Rod Chervus, the collections and conveyance manager for Lexington’s sanitary sewer department, has been dealing with for several years, and it’s getting worse. “If it says ‘flushable wipe,’ don’t believe it. Don’t flush it down the...
  • Lexington Police on Twitter: No words.

    01/01/2019 9:17:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 31, 2018 | Lexington Kentucky Police
  • Why I'm a single-issue voter

    08/26/2010 4:38:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 25 August, 2010 | Philip Mulivor
    Every so often, but especially in August before school starts, I like to see some evidence of my private-school tuition dollars at work. So I recently asked my sons what provoked the first gunshots in the American Revolutionary War. “The Tea Act of 1773,” said the 12-year-old, apparently tossing out the first Colonial grievance that came to mind. “King George's Stamp Act!” screamed his younger brother, apparently mistaking our conversation for a televised game show with prizes. “You're both wrong,” I said. For many years, the American colonists’ disaffection was manifest as a strictly political and social movement, free of...
  • The new rock stars of the political world outside of DC

    10/26/2018 10:40:56 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 2 replies
    10/25/2018 | me
    President Trump (and Kellyanne Conway)has put together a very powerful coalition of minorities, blue collar workers, union workers, suburban voters (in spite of what the MSM keeps telling us), law enforcement and active military and vets and pretty much anywhere outside of the left wing blue areas. I can’t say enough about how great he and his family and his inner circle are and how hard they have worked to make this happen; under terrible and sometimes dangerous conditions. BTW..looks like his whole gang are rock stars out in the real USA! Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders and Ivanka Trump are...