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  • Obama's DOJ Sharia Offensive: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights

    05/31/2013 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 31, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    How is this any different than Islamic law in, say, Turkey (Obama's favorite and most trusted ally)? In October, 43-year-old Fazil Say went on trial in Turkey for "denigrating" Islam for a series of tweets earlier that year. In one of his messages he had retweeted a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám, in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy. This is the same thing. If the DoJ pursued the vicious, offensive, racist, antisemitic tweets directed at me (and others) by Muslims and leftists, they would be pursuing little else. But they wouldn't and they shouldn't. Note...
  • Gatorade Banned and Fined $300k for Bad-Mouthing Water

    09/21/2017 8:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company over its cellphone game “Bolt!” in which players guide track star Usain Bolt around to collect coins and bottles of Gatorade but must avoid water — which slows the Olympian down.
  • "Despotism lies at the door; when (there is) chaos, society will submit to rule by the sword"

    09/20/2017 5:24:30 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service following Washington's Presidential Inauguration. He helped ratify the U.S. Constitution. His name was Fisher Ames. Fisher Ames was a Congressman from Massachusetts where, on August 20, 1789, he proposed as the wording of the First Amendment (Annals of Congress, 1:766): "Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or to infringe the rights of conscience."
  • All This Talk of “Hackers” is Just Code for Something Far More Insidious

    09/19/2017 10:30:16 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    We have been fed a dangerous lie that will cut to the very heart of freedom in America (and elsewhere soon enough). When the politicians and the media talk about “hackers,” they are telling a flat out narrative that barely exists above a whisper in the real world. They have made these “hackers” into “demons working for dangerous nations” to make us fear what is an almost non-existent threat. The real reason they are spinning this tale is far more nefarious. This whole effort is to shut down conservative voices and be lauded as heroes for it. Internet controls, censorship,...
  • Farmer Can Return To Farmer’s Market, Court Says City Discriminated Based On Marriage Views

    09/18/2017 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | September 17, 2017 | Staff
    A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out because of his marriage views. The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman. “Just like all Americans, a farmer should be free to live and speak according to his deeply held religious beliefs without fear of government...
  • Democrats must denounce the rise in violence against Republicans

    09/18/2017 9:19:21 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    As masked leftists use clubs to shut down free speech at Berkeley and elsewhere, Democrats have unfortunately been reticent to condemn the activity. But Antifa violence is not the only kind of condemnable disruptive activity. Democrats should also disavow the organized campaign to harass Republican congressmen and stop Republican town halls. One group in the thick of this battle is “Indivisible.” The group was founded by a former staffer for Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, and its COO, Matt Traidi, is the research coordinator for the Service Employees International Union. Indivisible provides these instructions on how to prevent other town hall...
  • IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill [LGBT Mafia Hijacks American Corporations]

    04/17/2015 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Riley
    IBM Warns Louisiana Over 'Religious Freedom' Bill By Charles Riley IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's employees. "A bill that legally protects discrimination based on same-sex marriage status will create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees, and is antithetical to our company's values," IBM vice president James Driesse wrote in a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "IBM will find it much harder to attract talent to Louisiana if this bill is passed and enacted into law," Driesse...
  • Dem Congressman to propose crackdown on campus 'hate speech

    09/06/2017 10:42:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 6, 2017 | Adam Sabes
    A U.S. Representative from Maryland recently announced that he is planning to introduce legislation to police “hate speech” on college campuses. According to The Diamondback, Representative Anthony Brown (D) announced plans at the University of Maryland to introduce the bill to fight hate speech and hate crimes, explaining that it would require public colleges and universities to have programs and initiatives that define for students "what is acceptable speech and what is not acceptable speech."
  • WDRB News fights 'clearly illegal' search warrant from Louisville Metro Police

    09/05/2017 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Bratch · 20 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jason Riley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – WDRB News is fighting what its attorney calls a “clearly illegal“ search warrant obtained by Louisville Metro Police that would allow officers to comb through the station’s newsroom and access computers, notes and unpublished material gathered for a recent news story about a suspect in a police shooting. Jon Fleischaker, an attorney representing WDRB, said it is the first time he has seen such an order in at least the last 40 years, when federal law prohibited law enforcement agencies from serving search warrants on news organizations except in extremely rare cases. “There are very serious...
  • Kid Rock to watchdog group: Go f- - - yourselves

    09/02/2017 9:24:27 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 53 replies
    AV Club ^ | 9.1.17 | Todd Spangler
    Michigan resident Robert Ritchie—known to fans as that Cicero of shitty country-rap, Kid Rock—has fired back at watchdog groups suggesting that his near-constant comments about running for office might actually make him subject to the U.S.A.’s electioneering laws. Faced with accusations that selling signs with slogans like “Kid Rock For Senate ’18" makes him a candidate—and thus beholden to the Federal Election Campaign Act, which requires candidates to track and report donations and campaign contributions—Ritchie fired back with the same sort of measured response that the Michigan electorate can probably hope to see from him if they get blazed out...
  • Middle school teacher with history of instigating violence plays key role in Berkeley riot

    02/02/2017 4:22:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/2/17 | Victor Skinner
    A Berkeley middle school teacher who was accused of instigating a violent clash with neo-Nazis in Sacramento this summer is back at it, recorded in a deranged rant at a Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos shortly before violence erupted Wednesday. Yvette Felarca, a social studies teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, attended a protest against Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech at the University of California Berkeley Wednesday, when she spoke out against the Breitbart senior editor’s controversial views and called on protesters to prevent him from speaking “by any means necessary.” In a video posted to YouTube on Thursday, Felarca...
  • After Charlottesville, an Uncertain Outlook for Free Speech

    08/31/2017 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Taylor Lewis
    When historians look back, I fear they’ll view the events of Charlottesville, Va., as a turning point, a crossing-the-Rubicon moment that preceded the inevitable fall of a great civil right. Free speech is a right—a privilege, really—with an uncertain fate. The outcropping of press clippings questioning the efficacy and morality of unencumbered expression are a portentous sign. The protection guaranteed by the First Amendment has always been threatened, or curtailed, in our country’s history. What transpired on the streets of Charlottesville is different. The gratuitous killing of Heather Heyer was awful enough–but it also provided plenty of fodder for those...
  • Hillary Blamed Me for Benghazi

    10/19/2016 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | M.L. Nesttel
    ... “All the media is Democrat and they love [Hillary],” Nakoula says matter-of-factly. “In November she will be the future president. I am telling you.” He’s no big fan of Clinton’s, though—he thinks she falsely framed him as having “blood” on his hands after Benghazi. In fact, Nakoula feels his chef-d’oeuvre was pretty underappreciated by America as a whole. “I made the movie because I was stupid. Because I thought we are live in a free country. I was stupid and I did a mistake,” Nakoula tells me during our first meeting at the church. “I should have go to...
  • Judge Roy Moore Blasts Congress for Allowing Tyrannical Judges to Obliterate Religious Liberty

    08/26/2017 11:42:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Politistick ^ | AUGUST 26, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    “The same courts that have unilaterally granted foreign nationals a religious liberty right to immigrate are now preventing American Christians from praying.” “Ten Commandments” Judge Roy Moore, who is running against RINO Mitch McConnell stooge Luther Strange to fill the vacant Alabama Senate seat created when Jeff Sessions became attorney general, blasted the “do-nothing Congress” this week following the horrific 9th Circuit (Circus) ruling that made public prayer on a football field illegal, a clear violation of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Several years ago, now fired former Bremerton High School (in Washington state) football coach Joe Kennedy would...
  • UN rights experts criticize US failure to unequivocally reject racist violent events [disgusting]

    08/25/2017 6:40:01 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 48 replies
    UN News Centre ^ | 23 August 2017
    23 August 2017 – The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred,” said Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in a news release. In...
  • Rabbit Hole Wednesday–August 23, 2017

    08/23/2017 8:13:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-23-17 | MOTUS
    WANTED: bad actors to form a Rent-a-Mob.Wow, indeed. I’m so old I remember when you didn’t get paid to protest. You just showed up to show your support for the cause – like Trump’s supporters still do.The paid protestors in Phoenix were hard to spot, as they blended right in - with each other.Meanwhile, across the land, Progressives are reconsidering their position on free speech, as it no longer works exclusively for them. Professor Jennifer Delton’s piece takes us down the rabbit hole immediately as the article is titled, un-ironically, When ‘free speech’ becomes a political weapon. As WeirdDave at...
  • Pelosi’s ‘White Supremacist’ ..Responds: ‘I’m Brown,’ ‘She’s [inciting] Citizens’ to Violence

    08/19/2017 12:09:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Craig Bannister
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the National Park Service to revoke the permit for a Patriot Prayer event because she says it’s a “white supremacist rally” – even though the organizer and all but one speaker are not white. “The National Park Service’s decision to permit a white supremacist rally at Crissy Field raises grave and ongoing concerns about public safety,” House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in a statement calling for cancellation of the conservative event scheduled for Aug. 26 in San Francisco, California. In a further effort to villainize the event, Pelosi implied that the Trump Administration...
  • Muncie mayor extends ban to include U.S. flag

    08/24/2004 9:22:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies · 789+ views
    WIPB, Muncie ^ | Aug 24, 2004
    Muncie mayor extends ban to include U.S. flag MUNCIE, Ind. Flags aren't allowed to be flown any longer at a city-run campground at Muncie -- including the U-S flag. W-I-P-B-T-V in Muncie reports that police today passed out notices at Prairie Creek Reservoir campground saying that all flags must come down. The U-S flag wasn't included in the city's original ban when it was imposed earlier this year. The city had banned Confederate flags and all others except U-S and P-O-W flags. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against Muncie Mayor Dan Canan over the ban. Friday,...
  • Poor Judgment: Judges should not try to stifle criticism

    05/31/2005 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 14 replies · 465+ views
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | 5-31-05 | The Monitor view
    Personal trauma can cloud one’s judgment, so we can to some degree forgive U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow for urging members of Congress to do something to curb public criticism of federal judges. Lefkow’s husband and mother were recently killed by a deranged man who blamed her for a life turned sour. The attacks were not politically motivated. Yet somehow, Lefkow has drawn a link between the killings and recent criticisms of the federal judiciary by Republicans, in a way that unnecessarily inflames the debate. While we wouldn’t expect that members of Congress would rebuke a grieving widow...
  • Terrorized Judge Talks Tough

    05/18/2005 3:04:52 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 35 replies · 978+ views
    cbs ^ | 5-18-05
    The federal judge whose family was murdered asked the Senate on Wednesday to condemn "gratuitous attacks on the judiciary" by commentators such as evangelist Pat Robertson and members of Congress such as Tom DeLay, saying their words could spark more violence. "Fostering disrespect for judges can only encourage those that are on the edge, or on the fringe, to exact revenge on a judge who displeases them," U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Not only was her family murdered, but Lefkow said she faces public harassment, reports CBS' Mike Parker. "As recently as last Friday,...