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  • Rep. Bennie Thompson targets Trump, Giuliani, Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol riot lawsuit

    02/16/2021 4:51:50 PM PST · by RandFan · 15 replies
    Just The News ^ | Feb 16 | By Alex Nitzberg
    Rep. Bennie Thompson is targeting former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers in a suit alleging that they conspired to incite the violence that transpired at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the long-serving Mississippi Democrat by the NAACP and the Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll law firm claims that the defendants broke the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act by attempting to meddle in Congress's certification of the Electoral College count, according to NPR. "The insurrection at the Capitol was a direct, intended, and foreseeable result of the...
  • Mr. Thompson

    01/20/2021 12:03:25 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 2 replies
    Internet Archive ^ | 10/10/1957 | Ayn Rand
    Mr. Thompson, the Head of the State, was a man who possessed the quality of never being noticed. In any group of three, his person became indistinguishable, and when seen alone it seemed to evoke a group of its own, composed of the countless persons he resembled. The country had no clear image of what he looked like: his photographs had appeared on the covers of magazines as frequently as those of his predecessors in office, but people could never be quite certain which photographs were his and which were pictures of "a mail clerk" or "a white-collar worker," accompanying...
  • Dominion Representative for Fulton County Was Kamala Harris’ Presidential Campaign Photographer

    11/30/2020 7:50:48 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Star News Network. ^ | November 30, 2020 | Corinne Murdock
    Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign photographer, Aric Thompson, served as a Dominion Voting Systems (Dominion) technician representative in Fulton County. The photographer described Harris as his “long time client” – over four years, according to him. In a similar Facebook post, Thompson also mentioned that he was working with Democratic activist Stacey Abrams. ... Thompson confirmed that he assisted with the recount and is preparing to assist in the runoff election. Dominion has been the primary focus for attorney Sidney Powell’s series of lawsuits alleging mass voter fraud. Powell alleged that Dominion used a software lineage that was created for the...
  • Disney Legend Ruthie Thompson Turns 110 This Month (today)

    07/22/2020 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    Disney ^ | 7/16/2020 | Rebekah Barton
    Ruthie Thompson knew the Disney brothers long before they became the household names they are today. Thompson grew up near Walt and Roy when they owned their house on Kingswell Avenue in Los Angeles and was one of several neighborhood kids who served as a live-action reference model for the Disney brothers’ Alice comedies. As an adult, Thompson was offered a job in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Ink & Paint Department. She worked at Disney for 40 years, from 1935 until she retired in 1975. Thompson famously worked on nearly every animated Walt Disney feature film from Snow White...
  • When Dick Cavett Told Composer Virgil Thompson "But You Know, You're a Third Rate Composer"

    02/11/2020 11:14:35 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    Freep | 02-10-20 | Charles O'Connell
    The only answer you need is, the authentic Cajun music of the "Louisiana Story" Movie (1948). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iR5sC3pgC4. Thompson's music arrangement and his musicology of fine folk, traditional and historical music, are first rate, ranking him with Joaquin Rodrigo and Ottorino Respighi.Thompson replied, "no I'm not" and walked out of the interview on the air.
  • Volker 5.0 (Great UN Oil for Food Piece; Anti-War Left, Scott Ritter, Russia, France Implicated)

    10/28/2005 9:32:43 AM PDT · by MikeA · 14 replies · 1,392+ views
    The publication yesterday of Paul Volcker's fifth and final report on the U.N.'s Oil for Food program tells us little we didn't know about the broad outlines of the $100 billion scandal. But, oh, are the details ever instructive. The Volcker report confirms that Saddam Hussein demanded, and got, some $1.8 billion in illegal surcharges, kickbacks and bribes from companies doing business in Iraq. It confirms that he steered billions in oil and humanitarian contracts to his politically preferred clients, particularly Russia and France, and smaller sums to agents of influence (or their associates) such as British MP George Galloway,...
  • Emma Thompson foresees people eating pets for 'protein' due to 'climate crisis'

    12/06/2019 8:49:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/19 | Melissa Roberto
    Fido and Sylvester could be in big trouble, according to Emma Thompson. The actress issued a strong warning on Thursday of an impending "climate crisis" so dire that people will have no choice but to eat their own pets. The actress, 60, attended an Extinction Rebellion protest outside of the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Thursday, where she claimed there is "extreme weather" ahead. **SNIP** "Better wrap up warm, stockpile food and remember there is a surprising amount of protein in the average household pet."
  • Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan

    10/20/2019 2:17:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 37 replies
    speaker.gov ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2019 | Nancy Pelosi
    MENU      STAY INFORMED Press ReleasesBlogArticlesReportsSpeeches Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan OCTOBER 19, 2019  PRESS RELEASE Amman, Jordan — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and top U.S. government officials.“This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and senior Jordanian officials,” Speaker Pelosi said.  “We expressed our continued appreciation for the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Jordan and engaged in a...
  • Man confesses to threatening to rape, murder pro-life activists

    08/01/2019 11:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | AUG 1, 2019 | Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter
    A Kansas man has admitted to the crime of threatening to rape and murder employees at a national pro-life organization. Christopher M. Thompson, 22, of Wichita, plead guilty on Monday to one count of threatening members of Operation Rescue in 2018. According to a statement by the Department of Justice’s U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas, Thompson admitted to making three phone calls to Operation Rescue in one day that included threats against them. Sentencing for Thompson is scheduled for Oct. 15, according to the Justice Department. Thompson could receive up to 20 years in prison and a...
  • Man who called cops on black women golfers offers ‘insulting’ free lessons as settlement [Trunc]

    07/13/2019 10:02:18 AM PDT · by lightman · 48 replies
    PennLive ^ | 13 July A.D. 2019 | Sean Adams
    An offer has been made to settle a legal dispute over an incident at a York County golf course that made national headlines. But that offer isn’t likely to settle anything any time soon. When police were called about five black women playing at the Grandview Golf Course on April 21, 2018, the complaint alleged against them was that they were playing too slowly. This claim, refuted by other golfers playing behind the women, did not result in any charged being filed. The group of women then filed a lawsuit in response, alleging that the call to police was due...
  • 'Men in Black: International' has the worst opening ever for the franchise with just $28.5 million

    06/16/2019 8:42:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 16, 2019 | Jason Guerrasio
    Studios are learning this summer that audiences have no time for their tired franchises. This weekend it's Sony that's taking the lumps as "Men in Black: International," the first "MIB" movie in seven years, opened with a franchise-low $28.5 million at the domestic box office. The first "Men in Black" in 1997 previously had the lowest opening with $51 million, but back then that was really good. In fact, if you count inflation, that would be a $100 million opening today. The $28.5 million performance, though number one at the domestic box office for the weekend, is below Sony's $30...
  • ‘Humans in Black’: Star of ‘Men in Black’ wants the franchise to have a more inclusive name

    06/13/2019 11:28:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2019 | John Gage
    Member Log In | Subscribe Now Thursday, June 13, 2019 ‘Humans in Black’: Star of ‘Men in Black’ wants the franchise to have a more inclusive name by John Gage | June 12, 2019 07:13 PM Print this article Tessa Thompson, who stars as Agent M in the film "Men in Black: International," said she wants to see the franchise's name changed at some point to make it more inclusive for women. "I pitched some ideas like 'People in Black,' but that would be 'PiB,' which sounds like a sandwich. I pitched 'Humans in Black,' which would be 'HiB,' which...
  • Cambridge Professor Spied On Trump Campaign Advisers

    05/19/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 May 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Halper, 73, reached out to Clovis and Papadopoulos within days of each other in August and September 2016. He reached out to Clovis first, offering to provide the campaign with foreign policy advice... ...Halper contacted Papadopoulos through email on Sept. 2, 2016, offering to fly him to London.... Papadopoulos made the trip and had dinner multiple times with Halper and a Turkish woman described as his assistant. Sources familiar with Papadopoulos’s version of their meetings said Halper randomly asked Papadopoulos whether he knew about Democratic National Committee emails that had been hacked and leaked by Russians. Papadopoulos strongly denied the...
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • Three Democrat Lawmakers On Witness List For Former Representative Corrine Brown’s Fraud Trial

    04/17/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Madeleine Weast
    Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) / AP The attorney for former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) named three members of Congress, all fellow Democrats, as potential defense witnesses for Brown's upcoming fraud trial. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), Bennie Thompson (D., Miss), and Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio) were all named on the witness list, filed Friday evening with Jacksonville, Florida's federal court, and are expected to be asked about Brown's involvement with causes she addressed in Congress, the Florida Times-Union reported over the weekend. Jesse Jackson, University of North Florida President John Delaney, and civil rights activists Martin...
  • Democrats elect civil rights lawyer as nominee for US House

    02/11/2017 7:25:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 7:28 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    Kansas Democrats hoping to turn voter discontent into an upset picked civil rights attorney Jim Thompson to run for the U.S. House seat that Mike Pompeo vacated to become CIA director under President Donald Trump. Thompson, a 46-year-old political newcomer and Army veteran, will run against Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes in the April 11 special election. It will be the nation’s first special congressional election since Trump’s win, and Democrats view it as their best chance to flip the seat representing the heavily Republican 4th District in southern Kansas. After winning the Democratic nomination, Thompson, told delegates that the...
  • Sons File Lawsuit Over Actor-Politician Fred Thompson's Estate

    08/02/2016 5:48:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies
    NEWS CHANNEL 5 ^ | 02 AUGUST 2016 | PHIL WILLIAMS
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A legal battle has erupted over the estate of former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson. That legal battle comes in the former of a lawsuit filed late Tuesday by Thompson's two adult sons -- nine months after the death of the actor turned politician. In the complaint, sons Tony and Dan Thompson question a flurry of changes to their father's estate in the days before his death back in November.
  • Mary Matalin to Advise Fred Thompson

    06/05/2007 7:24:02 AM PDT · by jdm · 145 replies · 2,650+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 05, 2007 | Staff
    Mary Matalin, former counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, is joining likely presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s team and will serve as an unpaid adviser. Matalin, who served as treasurer for Sen. George Allen’s unsuccessful re-election campaign last year, is a friend of Thompson and his wife Jeri, Politico.com reports. Also joining the Thompson team is Lawrence Lindsey, President George Bush’s first economic adviser and a proponent of his tax cuts. He will serve as chief architect of Thompson’s economic policy. Meanwhile, President Bush’s nephew George P. Bush – son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – has contributed to Thompson’s...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/01/former-us-sen-fred-thompson-dies-73/74752142/
  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 6:55:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    3 News ^ | 2/26/15
    **SNIP** The British couple is hoping to launch a protest movement in the aftermath of a recent tax scandal in the UK, during which it was alleged staff at the Swiss arm of the bank HSBC helped clients avoid hefty bills in Britain. Thompson and Wise hope a mass tax boycott will convince bosses at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department responsible for collecting the money, to penalise wealthy citizens and companies who avoid paying their fair share. Wise tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax... I have actively...