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  • The Tory Tradition

    07/14/2020 3:38:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | July 13th, 2020 | Michael J. Connolly
    There is a Tory tradition in America that runs against the grain of establishment Liberalism, embracing home, hearth, community, family, church, nature, and the moral realities of everyday life, and opposed to individualism, unlimited free markets, libertarianism, secularism, and the rootless loneliness of global modernity. This tradition comes from within America, not without. “Conservatism,” a movement built in the unique pressures of the Cold War, is metamorphosing into new forms. The Cold War is long over. New considerations based on new circumstances are emerging on the Right—in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States—that closely resemble those of Saintsbury’s...
  • And Now the Lefty Mob Comes After Professional Baseball...

    07/14/2020 12:30:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 14, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    The political correctness mob is now coming after professional baseball. This was on the horizon. When the lefty mob scalped the Washington Redskins, whose new name is unknown, this was bound to happen. If you give the Left an inch, they'll take several hundred miles. You cannot give an inch of land. First, no one has said this nation never had horrible and tragic periods of racial discrimination, hatred, and violence. And yet, we've progressed. A lot more work needs to be done, but this fetish with the Left and bringing up bad memories isn't meant to serve. It's meant...
  • U.S. Troops Will Be Among the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    07/14/2020 11:08:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    The Vaccine ^ | 07/13/20 | Rishma Parpia
    Senior White House officials reported that United States service members would be among the first Americans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after it has been licensed. Officials said the groups likely to receive the vaccine first include the most vulnerable people such as the elderly, patients with underlying health conditions, employees in essential businesses and the U.S. military.​ Operation Warp Speed (OWS) under way at the federal level is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has a goal of delivering 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021. Meeting that goal is part of a broader strategy...
  • Hillary Clinton Says The United States Must 'Be Ready' For The Possibility That Donald Trump Will Not 'Go Quietly' From The White House

    07/14/2020 5:42:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/14/20 | Harriet Alexander and Chris Jewers
    Hillary Clinton has said the United States needs to 'be ready' for the possibility that Donald Trump will refuse to leave the White House if he loses in November's election. Speaking to Trevor Noah on Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Clinton said she could not rule out voter suppression and foreign interference in this year's vote. Noah asked whether he may attempt, if he loses, to claim that the election was illegitimate and blame mail-in voting. 'Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he's going to go...
  • Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

    07/13/2020 9:52:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 13, 2020 | Abid Rahman , Katie Kilkenny
    An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he worked for a long time at Lucasfilm's THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions. Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49. Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on...
  • Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, Too

    07/13/2020 11:45:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 38 replies ^ | 07.13.2020 | Johann Batiste
    BATISTE: Marxist Take ‘Em Down NOLA Ignores Fact That Blacks Owned Slaves, TooThe Take ‘Em Down NOLA movement ignores unpopular historical facts while leading its removalist campaign. The group crusades against slave owners and people connected to the short-lived Confederate States of America, but it has long avoided the reality that Black people owned Black slaves and Blacks were part of the Confederacy. As complex as that past may be to some, New Orleans, Louisiana, has an even more convoluted history. And some of the Black heroes, honored with memorials, meet Take Em Down’s qualifications for removal.Louisiana led all states...
  • LIVE: WH Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany Holds a Press Briefing at 1PM EDT

    07/13/2020 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies ^ | 7/13/2020 | White House
    White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany holds a press briefing at 1PM EDT.
  • *Fire The Mayor Campaign* Petition for election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan can move forward, judge says.

    07/12/2020 10:35:12 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 16 replies
    The Seattle times ^ | 7/11/20 | Elise Takahama
    A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, opening the door for a campaign that’s gained steam over the last several weeks.
  • BREAKING: Local St. Charles Gun Store Announces Free AR15 to McCloskeys After Police Confiscate Their Rifle

    07/12/2020 8:58:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 7/12/20 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday night St. Louis Police served homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey with a search warrant and confiscated their rifle. The McCloskeys made national headlines when they defended their home from hundreds of BLM protesters who trespassed into their neighborhood to protest at the home of the St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Following the visit to their home by St. Louis City Police local gun store Alien Armory Tactical announced they will donate a free AR15 to the McCloskeys after Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner sent police to their house to confiscate their rifle.
  • You Say You Want a Revolution? The Beatles Got It.

    07/12/2020 7:20:35 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1960s | Paul McCartney / John Lennon
    You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well, you knowWe all want to change the worldBut when you talk about destructionDon't you know that you can count me out Don't you know it's gonna be All right, all right, all rightYou say you got a real solutionWell, you knowWe'd all love to see the plan You ask me for a contributionWell, you knowWe're doing what we canBut if you want money for people with minds that hateAll I can tell is brother you have to...
  • Trump Foes Target Enemies List: ‘Our Task Won’t Be Finished When Joe Biden Takes the Oath of Office’

    07/12/2020 2:47:58 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Moreover, they will not be satisfied if Joe Biden wins the presidency. They want to marginalize anyone who has supported Donald Trump, making it impossible for them to hold office — or to express their views. The Post reported: [“Republican” strategist John] Weaver also said that “dispatching Trump does not dispatch Trumpism” and cited Fox News host Tucker Carlson, as well as Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.), as other potential party leaders he hopes to sideline. “The next battle will be making sure those from his ilk do not get the next Republican nomination,” Weaver said....
  • California Republicans Drop Suits Against Governor’s Plan To Send Mail Ballots

    07/12/2020 10:48:06 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 34 replies ^ | July 11, | John Wildermuth
    Three Republican lawsuits seeking to block Gov. Gavin Newsom from sending mail ballots to every active California voter this fall through an executive order have disappeared, victims of a Democratic bill that the governor has signed into law. In the past few days, legal challenges to the governor’s May 8 executive order by the Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party, San Diego-area congressional candidate Darrell Issa, and a pair of GOP assemblymen have all been dropped or tossed out of court. In all three suits, Republicans charged that Newsom’s powers under his coronavirus pandemic emergency declaration in March...
  • USA Today Fact-Check Tweet Claims Trump Camp Shirts ‘Feature’ ‘Nazi Symbol’

    07/12/2020 9:19:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 7/12/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Since early July, liberals on social media have seen pumping out claims that the Trump campaign was selling “America First Tee” shirts that featured the “Imperial Eagle” (an eagle holding a wreathed swastika), a common symbol in Nazi Germany. Even though images of an eagle holding something round was common imagery in American politics, the so-called fact-checkers over at USA Today put out a tweet Sunday that said they ruled the claim as “true.” Showing a picture of the “Imperial Eagle” next to on of the campaign shirt (an eagle holding a round American flag, the USA Today Twitter account...
  • Trump lashes out at "RINO's" after they rip Stone clemency decision

    07/12/2020 4:51:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12 | BY JUSTIN WISE
    President Trump late Saturday lashed out at a pair of Republican senators after they criticized his decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime confidant and former campaign adviser Roger Stone. In a tweet, Trump accused Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) of being “RINOS,” a pejorative meaning “Republican in name only.” "Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign?" Trump asked in a tweet, claiming that an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election included "lying and leaking all...
  • Wisconsin driver intentionally crashes into motorcyclist because he was white (Hate Crime?)

    07/12/2020 2:07:31 AM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    A Wisconson man who struck and killed a motorcyclist told investigators he intentionally crashed head-first into the victim because he believed all Harley riders are “white racists,” local officials said. Daniel Navarro, 27, of Fond du Lac, has been charged with a homicide as a hate crime after he allegedly veered across a road around 6:45 p.m. last Friday to hit former Marine and police officer Phillip Thiessen, 55, on his Harley Davidson, the county sheriff said during a press conference Thursday. (Please read more at the link)

    07/11/2020 10:55:11 PM PDT · by Faith · 38 replies
    July 12, 2020 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Pampers Welcomes Chrissy Teigen (demand Pampers drop?)

    07/11/2020 7:13:54 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 23 replies
    Business Wire ^ | BusinessWire
    CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chrissy Teigen has joined the Pampers family as the first-ever Creative Consultant for the new Pampers Pure Collection. Made with premium cotton and other thoughtfully selected materials, stylish prints and 100% Pampers protection, the Pampers Pure Collection is a new choice for parents searching for diaper and wipe options in the “natural” category who don’t want to sacrifice performance.
  • Supposed COVID victim promoted by NBC didn't even have the virus

    07/11/2020 11:58:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Wasington Examiner ^ | July 10, 2020 | Becket Adams
    Of the news organizations that have gone all-in promoting coronavirus pandemic panic, few have been more active and eager than NBC News. Consider, for example, NBC contributor Dr. Joseph Fair. Fair revealed this week that a recent antibody test shows he has not contracted the coronavirus. That is a hell of a thing to hear from the same network contributor who was passed around from one NBC program to another two months ago to describe in excruciating detail his battle with the virus and his subsequent journey to recovery. In fact, in May, Fair appeared on the network “nearly a...
  • CDC’s Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 Only and Supplies

    07/11/2020 9:18:28 AM PDT · by LOC1 · 3 replies
    On June 12, 2020, the FDA granted an amendment to the EUA for the CDC diagnostic test used to detect COVID 19 to address global shortages of materials needed to perform the test. This amendment provides alternatives for processing the test: Four additional extraction reagents were approved that can be used in the existing extraction methods; An additional extraction instrument and associated reagents were approved; and a new process that can be used in place of the extraction method when materials for the current method are limited
  • ROMNEY blasts Trump's Stone commutation: 'Historic corruption'

    07/11/2020 6:37:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/20 09:23 AM EDT | BY JESSE BYRNES
    GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) on Saturday sharply condemned President Trump's commutation for longtime ally and political confidant Roger Stone, labeling it "historic corruption." "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president," Romney tweeted Saturday morning.Romney, a vocal Trump critic, was one of the first Republican lawmakers to weigh in on the president's commutation for Stone, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison before the commutation. Stone was convicted last year of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of official proceeding....