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  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote After ‘Partygate’ Scandal

    06/06/2022 1:12:51 PM PDT · by jroehl · 5 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 06/06/2022 | Robert Hart
    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday triggered by lawmakers in his own Conservative party amid widespread anger over a series of lawbreaking parties in Downing Street during the country’s Covid-19 lockdowns, marking the latest road bump in a tumultuous and polarizing premiership dominated by the pandemic.
  • Racist Republican SMEAR Campaign against Kathy Barnette

    05/14/2022 9:36:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    Alt Black News ^ | May 12, 2022 | Alt Black News
    Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette called out Dr. Mehmet Oz during a tense exchange about abortion, revealing she was the byproduct of rape. On Wednesday, candidates for Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary gathered for a debate as they attempt to sway voters before the May 17 primary election. https://youtube.com/theamazinglucas
  • When the judge’s spouse is a wingnut | Editorial

    03/20/2022 7:11:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | March 20, 2022 | By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
    Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sits on a board of the Council for National Policy, an ultra-conservative organization that encourages political leaders to contest the 2020 election results. As such, she signed an open letter in December calling for the removal of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the Republican party for joining the House Jan. 6 Committee. That is no surprise, as Thomas consistently shares the political viewpoint of the loony aunt who lives in the basement. She believes that America is under threat from the “deep state” and the “fascist left” and from...
  • The Supreme Court has a Clarence Thomas (and Ginni Thomas) problem

    03/20/2022 7:23:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 19, 2022 | By Wayne Batchis
    Many Americans have grown increasingly numb from a seemingly endless stream of dispiriting stories highlighting our political leaders’ fading commitment to democracy. However, if anything has the potential to awaken us from our stupor of exhaustion, it must be the recent news that Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, attended the Jan. 6 populist rally at the Ellipse in Washington, which preceded that day's Capitol riot. Thomas and her political activities have long raised eyebrows. Thomas is a conservative activist, with close ties to organizations that support many causes and positions that parallel cases that have appeared,...
  • Trudeau's wretched smear-job of truckers highlights sorry state of Canadian leadership

    02/11/2022 8:01:58 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 23 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday February 11, 2022 | Conrad Black
    Instead of dealing with these truckers and the issues that propelled them across the country in a serious way, the prime minister attacked them en route as a “small fringe minority” who hold “unacceptable views.” There is no justification for any of this and polls show the truckers represent approximately as many Canadians as the number who voted for this government in September.... In fact, they are just trying to avoid two weeks of quarantine when crossing the border, not overthrow the government. Taking on the august airs of a central banker, [Carney] wrote: “I know from experience that crises...
  • A Canadian insurrection? It is to laugh

    02/02/2022 4:21:20 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 17 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Feb. 2, 2022 | Rex Murphy
    [The Media] did not cover this protest in the gentle, generally approving manner they have covered so many others, from the Summit of the Americas demonstrations in Quebec City in 2001 to Black Lives Matter in 2020. I believe that Justin Trudeau joined that one... Trudeau was extremely derogatory, to the point of calculated insult, concerning all who were not in line with his view of things. And he acted as a woke Pope in assuming the right to make the judgment on which views of Canadians were “unacceptable.” And to declare the protesters a band of racists and misogynists.......
  • Crosby and Stills join Nash and Young in growing Spotify boycott over Joe Rogan

    02/02/2022 3:24:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 129 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 2, 2022 | By Christi Carras , Los Angeles Times
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are getting the band back together to boycott Spotify. On Wednesday, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash announced plans to “remove their collective recordings from Spotify” in solidarity with their bandmate Neil Young, who took a stand against the streaming giant last month. Nash individually renounced the platform earlier this week. “While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences,” Crosby, Stills and Nash said in a joint statement. “Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with...
  • India Arie Pulling Her Music From Spotify Over Joe Rogan’s Comments On Race

    02/01/2022 8:57:25 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/1/22 | Amanda Harding
    Another day, another artist threatening to pull their music from Spotify because of Joe Rogan. Only this time the artist is India Arie, who is slightly more contemporary than Neil Young or Joni Mitchell. Plus, she’s not upset about COVID-19 “misinformation.” Rather, Arie took issue with comments Rogan had on race. “I have decided to pull my music and podcast from Spotify,” the singer shared in an Instagram post Tuesday. “Neil Young opened a door that I MUST walk through. I believe in freedom of speech. However, I find Joe Rogan problematic for reasons OTHER than his Covid interviews…” Arie...
  • Freedom Convoy dismantles stereotypes about who is opposed to vaccine mandates

    01/31/2022 2:11:19 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 31, 2022 | Rupa Subramanya
    I sensed throughout Sunday no let up in either enthusiasm or the decibel level from truck and car horns, and fireworks. All weekend, the atmosphere was festive, with an obvious sense of catharsis after two years of heavy restrictions and repeated lockdowns.... One myth that was busted right away was the striking diversity of the protestors starting with the two main organizers, Benjamin Dichter, who is Jewish and Tamara Lich, who is Metis. Far from being a uniformly disgruntled group of white Canadians, not that there is anything wrong with being that, one saw Indo-Canadians, Arab Canadians, Chinese Canadians, Black...
  • BREAKING: Spotify announces new measures regarding COVID-19 discussions

    01/30/2022 1:28:41 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 52 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 30, 2022 | uncredited
    A decade ago, we created Spotify to enable the work of creators around the world to be heard and enjoyed by listeners around the world. To our very core, we believe that listening is everything. Pick almost any issue and you will find people and opinions on either side of it. Personally, there are plenty of individuals and views on Spotify that I disagree with strongly. We know we have a critical role to play in supporting creator expression while balancing it with the safety of our users. In that role, it is important to me that we don’t take...
  • Bruce Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren removes his music from Spotify over Joe Rogan's 'lies and misinformation' on vaccines - joining Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

    01/30/2022 12:03:29 PM PST · by knighthawk · 128 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30 2022 | BRIAN MARKS
    Nils Lofgren announced Saturday that he's removing his music from Spotify to protest vaccine misinformation propagated by Joe Rogan. The 70-year-old Bruce Springsteen guitarist made the announcement in solidarity with Neil Young, who removed his music from Spotify days earlier, by making his announcement in Young's newsletter. Joni Mitchell has also followed suit by taking her music off the service in protest.
  • Summary of the Mayhem & Destruction caused by Freedom Convoy 2022 [what Big Media won't report]

    01/30/2022 6:49:50 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    FR ^ | Jan. 20, 2022 | cc
    Number of people killed - zero Number of people shot - zero Number of people knifed - zero Number of people run over by truck drivers on sidewalk shouting "Allahu Akbar" - zero Number of buildings set ablaze - zero Number of businesses looted - zero Number of statues toppled - zero Number of train cars pillaged - zero Number of Police officers attacked - zero Remind us again, Big Media ... who are the REAL terrorists??
  • As trucker convoy rolls into Ottawa, media faces criticism from right-leaning politicians

    01/29/2022 5:51:02 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | January 28, 2022 | Ryan Kessler
    News media has faced heightened criticism from right-leaning politicians as a trucker convoy rolls into Ottawa, but one former conservative strategist says it’s an example of a long-standing tactic. Tim Powers, the chair of Summa Strategies, told Global News that criticizing the media is “part of normal strategic practice” for conservative politicians, particularly when they feel like they’re in trouble. Powers said the practice in Canada dates back to the Brian Mulroney era and was a successful tool for Stephen Harper.
  • Should Justin Trudeau be deciding what views are 'acceptable'?

    01/29/2022 1:36:54 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 18 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 28, 2022 | Rex Murphy
    Trudeau, in perhaps his meanest public statement to date, scorned them. He dismissed and derogated their motives. He gave the dismissal in his best “I’m-a-real-leader,” determined voice. His “I-really-mean-it-this-time” voice. He described them as “a small fringe minority.” A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, someone once said. But this “small fringe minority” can’t be Canadians. They have “unacceptable views.” “Unacceptable views?” Are we in China now? ... That statement of his made me genuinely wonder: have those who rule us forgotten the basis of their rule? The leaders of a democracy do not have “excommunicatory” competence. They do...
  • 58 Percent of Americans Believe US Democracy in Danger of Collapse: Poll

    01/13/2022 10:31:51 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 13, 2022
    One year after the storming of the Capitol, six out of 10 Americans believe the country's democracy is in danger of collapse, according to a poll released Wednesday. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed in the poll by Quinnipiac University said they think political instability in the United States is a bigger danger than foreign threats. A majority of those polled -- 58 percent -- said they think the nation's democracy is in danger of collapse. Thirty-seven percent disagreed.
  • 'I can't answer that': FBI executive assistant director REFUSES to tell Ted Cruz if any agents or confidential informants 'actively participated' in Jan 6: Cruz demands more information on 'plant' Ray Epps

    01/11/2022 8:11:06 PM PST · by thegagline · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 01/11/2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    An FBI agent refused to give answers on Tuesday as to who Ray Epps is and whether any agents or informants participated in any capacity in the January 6 Capitol riot. Senator Ted Cruz demanded to know the level of involvement, if any, the agency had in the deadly attack last year and wanted to know more about an ex-Marine accused of being an FBI plant sent to help incite the events last year. 'How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of January 6th?' Cruz asked the FBI's Executive Assistant Director of the National Security...
  • Adam Kinzinger Shuts Down ‘One More’ Ted Cruz ‘Conspiracy’: Ray Epps ‘is Nothing But a Jan. 6 Protest Attendee’

    01/11/2022 8:38:40 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Jan 11th, 2022 | Alex Griffing
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) tore into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday after the Texas senator asked a Justice Department official if the FBI played a role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Cruz asked during a Senate hearing on domestic terrorism, “How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of Jan. 6?” Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch, responded that she could not comment. Cruz pressed Sanborn repeatedly on the issue and later asked:
  • Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Debunk Unfounded Theory About F.B.I. Role in Riot (Ray Epps)

    01/11/2022 9:27:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    NYT ^ | 01 11 2022 | Luke Broadwater and Alan Feuer
    The House committee examining the Jan. 6 attack disclosed on Tuesday that it had interviewed the man at the center of a right-wing conspiracy theory about who provoked the violence, noting that he had denied reports he urged protesters into the Capitol at the behest of federal law enforcement agencies. The committee said its investigators spoke in November with the man, Ray Epps, who was seen on video urging people to march into the Capitol. Some Republican members of Congress and other supporters of former President Donald J. Trump have promoted a theory that Mr. Epps was working for the...
  • Kinzinger says Jan. 6 panel already has 'powerful and substantive narrative'

    01/09/2022 8:40:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/09/2022 | Mychael Schnell
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday said the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol already has a “powerful and substantive narrative,” months into its probe of the fatal riots. Asked by moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” how much of the Jan. 6 story the panel would have today if it did not receive any additional information, Kinzinger said the congressional investigators “know a lot of the narrative.”
  • Chuck Schumer: I Was Targeted on January 6 Because of My Religion

    01/08/2022 8:34:59 AM PST · by rktman · 164 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2022 1745 hrs et | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday recounted being evacuated from the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 attack, including a close brush with rioters who he was told made antisemitic remarks about him. "I was within 30 feet of these nasty, racist, bigoted insurrectionists. Had someone had a gun, had two of them blocked off the door, who knows what would have happened. I was told later that one of them reportedly said, 'There's the big Jew. Let's get him,' " Schumer said. "Bigotry against one is bigotry against all. And I saw something that I had been...