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  • Blumenthal: We Need 9/11 Type Commission to Stop Future ‘Would-Be Trump Tyrants’

    02/15/2021 11:23:45 PM PST · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16 2021 | Pam Key
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat” that an independent commission investigation into the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol would help to stop any future “would-be Trump tyrants.”
  • Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump's Views

    09/12/2020 4:15:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 69 replies
    NYT ^ | 12Sept20 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Emboldened by President Donald Trump’s campaign platform of law and order, militia groups have bolstered their strength before Election Day by attracting military veterans who bring weapons and tactical skills viewed as important to the organizations. The role of veterans in the newly proliferating militia groups — which sometimes are steeped in racism and other times steeped simply in anti-government zealotry — has increased over the last decade, said a dozen experts on law enforcement, domestic terrorism and extremist groups.
  • Female Controllere Tactical A

    08/10/2020 4:13:49 PM PDT · by pfflier · 59 replies
    Vanity
    Yesterday a group of us discussed our prior military experiences, we had never met before and it was informal employment seminar for my business. I exclusively hire vets and being one, I know we are all capable of embellishing our careers with war stories. Amazingly, not one guy claimed to be a SEAL or Green Beret but, one woman in the group claimed that she was a former USAF Enlisted Tactical Air Controller. It just didn't smell right and I asked about her training. She said Keesler AFB. She couldn't "find" her DD 214. I told her I could go...
  • Black Militia (NFAC) Messed Up Bad - Stolen Valor? (Grand Master Jay exposed as a fraud)

    07/18/2020 7:58:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 18, 2020 | Heavy Duty County
    Grand Master Jay's exagerrations and misrepresentations exposed in this 6 minute youtube video.
  • Rochester Gun Store Burglar Admits To Lying About Military Medals

    07/14/2020 6:45:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 2, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York
    CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Marcos D. Guzman, 36, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to making fraudulent representations about the receipt of military medals before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that Guzman lied to the U.S. Probation Office about his military service and being awarded two Purple Hearts in order to try to get a lower sentence on two...
  • Florida Man Pulls Gun on Black Homeowner After Accusing Him of Stealing From His Own Mailbox

    07/08/2020 6:13:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    popculture.com ^ | - July 5, 2020 02:57 pm EDT | By Michael Hein
    A Florida man has been arrested for brandishing a gun and shouting racist slurs at a Black homeowner, in a June 14 incident caught on video. According to a report by WSVN, 58-year-old Joseph Fucheck accused Dwayne Wynn of stealing from his own mailbox. Authorities have charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but prosecutors are also investigating this as a hate crime. Fucheck reportedly pulled up to Wynn's home in a red Jeep and put something into his mailbox, while Wynn was standing across the street speaking...
  • ‘Tommy Boy’ actor Brian Dennehy dead at 81; won Tony for ‘Death of a Salesman’

    04/16/2020 12:27:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2020 | Johnny Oleksinski
    Brian Dennehy, the veteran actor of stage and screen, died on Wednesday, his daughter Elizabeth said. He was 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related,” Elizabeth wrote on Twitter. “Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.” The tall, imposing Dennehy, who was born in Bridgeport, Conn., was a fixture at the movies in the 1980s and ’90s, appearing in such films as “First Blood,” “Tommy Boy” and...
  • Brian Dennehy, ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood’ Star, Dies at 81

    04/16/2020 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Borges · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/16/2020 | Carmel Dagan
    Brian Dennehy, the winner of two Tonys in a career that also spanned films including “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television, died on Wednesday night in New Haven, Conn. He was 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends,” his daughter, actress Elizabeth Dennehy, tweeted on Thursday. The imposingly tall, barrel-chested Dennehy won his first Tony for his performance...
  • Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Tells Buttigieg: ‘Stop Playing War Hero’

    02/13/2020 7:08:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Feb 13, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Tells Buttigieg: ‘Stop Playing War Hero’ February 13, 2020 By Tristan Justice The former Navy SEAL responsible for killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden offered some harsh advice for Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who often touts his five months in Afghanistan on the presidential campaign trail. “My advice for Pete Buttigieg… Stop playing war hero. You’re gonna get called out,” wrote Robert O’Neill on Twitter.
  • Pelosi should block impeachment trial until White House is forced to reveal all

    12/21/2019 10:19:10 AM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:20 AM ET, Sat December 21, 2019 | Joseph J. Ellis
    (CNN)Let's call it the Pelosi Pause. There are no written rules governing the timetable for delivery of the House decision impeaching Donald Trump to the Senate, only custom. But then there were no written rules governing the timetable for a Senate decision on Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, only custom. If Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows Senator Mitch McConnell's playbook, Donald Trump will never stand trial in the Senate. Joseph Ellis Joseph Ellis From a Democratic perspective that outcome would be preferable to a show trial, where the conclusion is not just foreordained, but announced beforehand by the Majority Leader...
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal: Up to Ten Republicans Might Vote to Convict Trump, Don’t Rule Out ‘Unpredicted Evidence’

    12/12/2019 2:21:47 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.09.12 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that he thinks up to ten Senate Republicans will vote to convict President Trump, but that there could be “unpredicted evidence” and the number of GOP defections could increase. Blumenthal said, “I would give the high end probably five to ten. I think that’s a realistic number. But, and I want to emphasize the but, we need to keep in mind what’s unpredictable here. Remember the Watergate case, where the Nixon tapes emerged, seemingly by chance…and that was the end of his presidency. So, never underestimate the possibility of...
  • Sen. Blumenthal announces "Duty To Report" act after Trump comments

    06/14/2019 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Puppage · 27 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 06/14/2019 | WTNH.com Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is taking action after President Donald Trump's recent comments about welcoming campaign dirt on opponents from a foreign government. During an exclusive interview with ABC's George Stephanopolous, the president insisted that doing so was not an act of interference in our election but information. "I think I'd take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressman, they all do it, they always have, and that's the way it is. It's called oppo research," said Trump. Members of both...
  • Dems hammer Barr over Mueller in four-hour grilling

    05/01/2019 9:53:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/2019 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Democrats were fully unleashed in their grilling of Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, accusing the top Department of Justice official of bungling the release of the Mueller report in an attempt to defend President Trump. During the four-hour hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats seized on the explosive revelation that special counsel Robert Mueller had criticized Barr’s summary of his report in writing. Some suggested he was no longer fit to serve as attorney general. “I think history will judge you harshly, and maybe a bit unfairly,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told Barr. “You seem to have...
  • Vindication for Trump? Not so fast, says Connecticut congressional delegation on the Mueller report

    03/24/2019 6:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2019 | Neil Vigdor
    Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller finding no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign in his now-closed investigation, members of Connecticut’s all-Democrat congressional delegation say they are not fully convinced that there was no wrongdoing by the president. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is not backing away from his declaration on MSNBC Thursday that “there are indictments in this president’s future” — even though Mueller recommended no further indictments as part of his 22-month probe. The vociferous Trump critic and frequent target of the president’s Twitter barbs called on the Justice Department Sunday to release the full Mueller report, saying that...
  • Dem Sen. Blumenthal Claims President Trump's Rhetoric Was a 'Factor' in Mosque Shootings

    03/15/2019 10:01:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told CNN Friday that he believed President Trump’s “rhetoric” may have played a part in the horrific shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 dead. "Words have consequences like saying we have an invasion on our border and talking about people as though they were different in some fatal way," Blumenthal said. "I think that the public discourse from the president on down is a factor in some of these actions.” "We know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about 'good people on both sides,'"...
  • YouTube Bans Navy SEAL Vet Who Helped Expose Nathan Phillips’ Military Record

    03/06/2019 12:45:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Big League Politics. ^ | Mar 6, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    The YouTube account responsible for exposing stolen valor is one of the latest casualties of Big Tech’s censorship campaign. The Big Tech Giant banned the veteran and YouTuber who helped break the story about Native American activist Nathan Phillips being a refrigerator repairman who never left the United States, and not a “Recon Ranger” who served in Vietnam. Don Shipley’s YouTube account “Buds131” was banned by the platform citing years old videos, but Shipley considers the act to be retribution for his recent videos revealing that Phillips was a refrigerator repairman who routinely went AWOL, and not a Vietnam veteran....
  • YouTube Deplatforms Retired Navy SEAL Who Exposed Tribal Elder Nathan Phillips' Stolen Valor

    02/26/2019 4:55:59 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 80 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2019 | Debra Heine
    YouTube last week deplatformed a YouTube channel that specialized in exposing Stolen Valor cases. "Stolen Valor," of course, refers to cases where dishonorable pretenders are caught making fraudulent claims of military honors they didn't earn. Retired Navy Seal Don Shipley has made it his life's mission to expose these shameless charlatans. His channel had 232,806 subscribers at the time it was taken down and had been in operation since around 2008. He told PJ Media that he thinks his channel was taken down because he had "outed Nathan Phillips," who had "masqueraded as a Vietnam Vet."
  • Soldier said he saved crash victim with ballpoint pen. He may have lied

    02/08/2019 10:21:42 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 19 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 18, 2019 | Matthew Martinez
    UPDATE Jan. 18, 2019, 6:30 a.m.: The U.S. Army Sergeant who told Texas state troopers at the scene of a highway wreck that he had saved a crash victim with a Saints hoodie and a ballpoint pen apparently made the story up, the Army Times is now reporting. <snip> According to Army Times, Lt. Bryan Witt of the Texas Department of Public Safety also said they couldn’t find “any evidence through our investigation that his story was accurate about the first aid he talked about.” <snip> Troney had just completed a rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in Fort...
  • His side of the story: Nathan Phillips wants to talk about Covington [Barf!]

    02/04/2019 6:35:39 AM PST · by madprof98 · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/4/19 | Julian Brave NoiseCat
    Sandmann’s family soon hired RunSwitch, a media relations firm with strong ties to the Republican party, to handle the crisis, and L Lin Wood, a high-profile libel attorney known for aggressively pursuing lawsuits against the media. Sandmann has complained that the video was spreading “misinformation” about the incident. *** Unlike Sandmann, Phillips does not have a PR firm to represent him and his side of the story, or an attorney to challenge critical journalists. His support team consists of two people: Ray Kingfisher, a northern Cheyenne who has known him for decades, and Daniel Nelson, a non-Native “ally” and program...
  • He collected nearly $200K posing as a Vietnam vet ...

    01/28/2019 6:20:44 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 26 replies
    The News & Observer (via Stars & Stripes) ^ | June 18, 2018 | AARON MOODY
    full title: He collected nearly $200K posing as a Vietnam vet with 2 Purple Hearts — but he never served A Charleston, S.C. man collected nearly $200,000 in VA benefits over the past few years while listed as a Navy medic who received two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam. But Keith R. Hudson, 70, was never in the military, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina said Wednesday. “This is a particularly awful type of white collar crime,” U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon said in a news release. “Veteran health benefits are for those who served...