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  • Liz Cheney calls on GOP to do more to reject "white supremacy"

    02/24/2021 8:38:34 AM PST · by Mariner · 143 replies
    CBS News via Yahoo ^ | February 23rd, 2021 | Aaron Navarro
    Liz Cheney, the third ranking House Republican, on Tuesday called on the Republican party to "make clear we aren't the party of white supremacy." Cheney's remarks came during an event hosted by the Reagan Institute. "It's very important for us to ignore the temptation to look away," Cheney said. "And it's very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren't the party of white supremacy. "You certainly saw anti-Semitism. You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial... you saw a Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda," she said, referencing the January 6 assault on the U.S....
  • GOP Sen. Lankford apologizes to Black constituents for opposing election results

    01/15/2021 10:22:58 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 95 replies
    the hill ^ | jan 16 2021 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Thursday wrote a letter apologizing to Black constituents for opposing the Electoral College results, saying he didn't realize the attempt would cast doubt "on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities." In a letter addressed to "My friends in North Tulsa" obtained by Tulsa World, Lankford acknowledges that his actions "caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I was completely blindsided, but I also found a blind spot." Lankford last month signed onto a letter from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saying he...
  • When Is Enough Pandering Really Enough?

    09/30/2020 6:15:37 PM PDT · by Pelham · 43 replies
    Chronicles Magazine editorial ^ | October 2020 | Paul Gottfried
    Having forced myself to listen to most of the Republican National Convention (RNC) orations in late August, I was struck by what my daughter, who had done such work professionally, characterized as the program’s “underlying marketing strategy.” The GOP’s advisers seem to have pitched their message at the demographics among whom Trump has had the least support in the polls, namely suburban, college-educated women, and blacks. Trump, according to the polls, was losing the former group until recently by about 20 percentage points, and may be winning the votes of no more than 8 percent of blacks. The overall size...
  • Trump unveils 'Platinum Plan' in Atlanta to boost Black voter support

    09/26/2020 2:58:55 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 25, 2020 | Dartunorro Clark
    President Trump on Friday unveiled his "Platinum Plan" at an event in Atlanta, which is aimed at investing $500 billion in Black communities. Trump did not disclose how the plan would be funded but that it would boost lending to Black-owned businesses, reduce taxes, and also include education, healthcare, and criminal justice reforms. He also said the plan would make Juneteenth, a holiday celebrated by Black Americans that marks the end of slavery in the U.S., a national holiday. He said that the plan would focus on the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan and antifa as well as designating...
  • Alert: Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote

    08/18/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by rxsid · 143 replies ^ | 08.18.2020 | trumbulltimes
    Alert: Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to voteWASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he'll pardon Susan B. Anthony, arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote.
  • This video shows how I feel!

    08/16/2020 10:58:28 PM PDT · by Intar · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/22/2020 | Tim Pool
    Say what you will about Tim Pool (Timcast IRL), but the man is trying to understand the world as it is and he is as pissed off as the rest of us. I've been more than pissed regarding the cancel culture and pandering to the left that our commercial sector has been engaging in, and apparently Tim feels the same way that I do. Please give it a view, it's less than 7 minutes long.
  • Black male leaders warn Biden ‘will lose’ election if he doesn't name Black female running mate

    08/10/2020 12:37:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 123 replies
    | Fox News ^ | Paul Steinhauser, Tara Prindiville
    A group of over 100 Black male leaders is declaring that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “has” to name a Black woman as his running mate. In a letter made public on Monday, the signatories warned the former vice president that “failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election.” [cut] At the top of the list is rapper, record executive and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, [cut] The letter also posed a series of questions. Some Democrats reportedly worry Biden's VP announcement could draw attention to his gaffesVideo “Was Joe Biden ever labeled 'too...
  • Lifetime Announces First Christmas Movie With LGBTQ Lead Romance

    08/03/2020 10:40:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 3, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Your move, Hallmark! Lifetime announced on Monday as part of its virtual Television Critics Association summer press tour that, following last year’s Twinkle All the Way (which featured a same-sex kiss between characters played by Brian Sills and Mark Ghanimé), the cabler has greenlit The Christmas Set-Up, its first movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story. The synopsis reads: Hugo, a New York corporate lawyer and his best friend Madelyn head to Milwaukee to spend the holidays with his mom Kate, who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo...
  • GOP Senators Propose Scrapping Columbus Day, Adding Juneteenth Federal Holiday

    07/01/2020 6:21:36 PM PDT · by Borges · 78 replies
    NR ^ | 7/1/2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    Republican senators Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.) introduced an amendment Wednesday that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The proposal, which follows last week’s introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill by Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) that would establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday, is aimed in large part at offsetting the cost associated with Cornyn’s plan. Each new federal holiday costs an estimated $600 million in paid time off for government employees, according to a Fox News report. “Throughout our history, we have strived to become a more perfect union and...
  • House passes DC statehood bill

    06/26/2020 12:39:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    WTOP ^ | June 26, 2020, 3:14 PM | Mitchell Miller | @mmillerwtop
    The U.S. House on Friday approved legislation to make D.C. the 51st state in the United States. The House vote was the first on D.C. statehood in more than a quarter-century. The vote was 232-180. While it marks the first time the House has passed a D.C. statehood bill, the Republican-controlled Senate has no plans to take it up. The bill would establish a federal district of two square miles, comprising the Capitol and White House, the National Mall and other major federal buildings. The rest of the District would become a state called Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, named for the...
  • House Democrats will vote to make Washington D.C. a state - and rename the District of Columbia the Douglass Commonwealth

    06/26/2020 3:35:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2020 | Nikki Schwab
    House Democrats are poised to approve Washington, D.C., becoming the nation's 51st state in a historic vote scheduled for Friday. Washington the 'District of Columbia' would be no longer, the bill's language says, as the new state would be referred to as 'Washington, Douglass Commonwealth' - swapping out Italian explorer Christopher Columbus for Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 'And what an appropriate name: George Washington and Frederick Douglass, joined together in support of citizenship, what an appropriate name it seems to me for the capital of America,' remarked Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House's No. 2 Democrat who represents nearby Maryland. 'To...
  • Sen. McSally proposes bill to pay Americans to take vacation

    06/23/2020 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 111 replies
    KTAR ^ | 06/23/2020
    PHOENIX – The federal government could give Americans $4,000 apiece to take a vacation if U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s proposal takes off. McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced the bill, the American TRIP Act, on Monday, the day before President Donald Trump visits Yuma and Phoenix. The legislation is meant to act as an incentive to travel domestically. Couples would start at $8,000 in vacation tax credits and receive $500 for each child who is a dependent. Credits would apply for 2020, 2021 and 2022. “It will also encourage Americans to safely get out of their homes and discover or rediscover Arizona along...
  • Amazon warehouse workers slam Jeff Bezos' company for offering staff 'an authentic meal' of chicken and waffles as part of their Juneteenth celebration

    06/19/2020 7:37:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2020 | Maxine Shen
    Amazon workers at a Chicago warehouse were left outraged that chicken and waffles were being served as part of the facility's Juneteenth celebration. The workers at the Amazon warehouse known as DCH1 were told Thursday that the facility was 'honoring the Black community by supporting local Black businesses' by serving chicken and waffles on Friday - Juneteenth - a document obtained by CNBC revealed. . . . The Facebook group added that some warehouse workers' responses to the chicken and waffles included 'That's some racist s**t, who idea was that lol' and 'I love chicken and waffles, but damn that...
  • Mrs. Butterworth’s to Undergo ‘Complete Brand and Packaging Review’

    06/17/2020 7:10:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2020 | Joshua Caplan
    The pancake syrup brand Mrs. Butterworth’s — known for its matronly woman-shaped bottle — will undergo a “complete brand and packaging review,” a spokesperson for Conagra Brands said Wednesday. The development comes after parent companies for Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s announced that the two product lines will see branding changes of their own. “We understand that our actions help play an important role in eliminating racial bias and as a result, we have begun a complete brand and packaging review on Mrs. Butterworth’s,” Conagra Brands Communications Manager Dan Skinner told Forbes. The company added: We stand in solidarity with...
  • To the Feckless, hypocritical, virtue-signaling Democrat leaders of America (POWERFUL 2 minute video clip)

    06/17/2020 6:29:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/16/2020 | @TheDamaniFelder
    I hope everyone watches this outstanding 2 minute video, and that Twitter doesn't delete it. I'll post the transcript below.  Click to view the video (turn sound up)To the feckless, hypocritical, virtue-signaling Democrat leaders of AmericaYou took the time to kneel for George Floyd so you could pretend to care about black people, but I know the truth, the truth you continue to ignore.So now allow me to call you on the carpet for your many failures in the black community that you refuse to acknowledge.How about kneeling to acknowledge that the worst riots and the worst instances of police...
  • Trump executive order on police reform aims to track ‘bad cops’

    06/15/2020 11:35:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15 2020 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Tuesday that will create a system for tracking police misconduct, incentivize officer training and send social workers on some nonviolent police calls. Trump said Monday afternoon that the order would be a “very comprehensive” response to unrest over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Its details were spelled out to reporters on an evening call. A senior Trump administration official said the reforms could be “revolutionary” and that the White House expects broad support, including from police representatives who will attend the order’s signing ceremony.
  • Nancy Pelosi: “As Isaiah Says, ‘For the Lord Will Have a Day of Reckoning…Woe to Those Who Make Unjust Laws’

    06/16/2020 7:57:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2020
    ( - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) opened a letter to her Democratic colleagues yesterday by quoting Isaiah 2:12 and Isaiah 10:1-2 in an apparent reference to corrupt police officers and Trump administration. “As Isaiah says, ‘For the Lord will have a day of reckoning… Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed,’” Pelosi said. “A reckoning is here for justice in policing, and I commend Chair Karen Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus on their important leadership in presenting the George...
  • ‘For them not to reach out is pure PRIVILEGE’: Lady Antebellum’s new ‘woke’ name already belongs to a black blues singer

    06/12/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 12, 2020 | Sam J.
    Guess what happens when you overreact to the mob and make a decision based completely on proving how much you CARE … you pick a new name for your band that appropriates the name of a black, blues singer who you didn’t bother to reach out to beforehand. Awkward and oopsie. Lady Antebellum is now “Lady A” — but so is a black blues singer who’s performed music under the name for 20 years. “For them to not even reach out is pure privilege,” says the woman with the original moniker — Rolling Stone
  • Joe Biden wants reparations for blacks expanded to include Native Americans

    06/11/2020 9:32:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2020 | Seth McLaughlin
    Joseph R. Biden passed Wednesday during a virtual town hall event with the NAACP on the chance to endorse reparations for black Americans, saying that such a package must also include Native Americans. Pressed on the issue, Mr. Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, said he supports the concept, but said he wants to allow studies on the issue to play out before he goes all-in on direct payments to African Americans.
  • Dinesh D’Souza points out connection between current ‘racial humiliation’ and the Nazis

    06/07/2020 8:13:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies ^ | june 7, 2020 | Lorie Wimble
    As many in Black Lives Matter call for Caucasians and law enforcement officers to kneel before them, one can't avoid the obvious comparison to a similar situation in the past. All across social media and in mainstream media reports, images and videos of people kneeling “in solidarity” with Black Lives Matter protests seem to all be missing one important component. To kneel in solidarity would mean that everyone is kneeling together, but that’s not the case. If you look at the images, you’ll notice the kneeling is only happening on one side. While Caucasians and law enforcement officers kneel to...