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  • Army drops plans to give waivers to recruits with history of mental illness

    11/15/2017 4:16:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Army's top officer said Wednesday that the service had "rescinded" a controversial memo permitting people with a history of severe mental illness to seek waivers allowing them to join up. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters the memo was "unauthorized" and its author did not have the authority to change the Army's recruitment policy. "It was rescinded last night," Milley said of the memo, which was dated Sept. 7 of this year and initially reported by USA Today on Sunday.
  • Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash...

    11/12/2017 7:04:54 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 119 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash from Outraged Sean Hannity Fans After Dropping Ads The popular Keurig single cup coffee machine maker is facing a boycott by outraged fans of conservative talk radio and TV icon Sean Hannity after the company caved to pressure from Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America after the group smeared Hannity over his comments about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore and accusations reported by the Washington Post that Moore preyed on teenage girls when he was in his early thirties. Earlier on Saturday, Keurig tweeted to MMFA President Angelo...
  • WaPo Slams ‘Vile, Despicable’ Latino Victory Fund Ad, Ralph Northam Campaign

    11/01/2017 5:24:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    The Washington Post editorial board slammed the Latino Victory Fund’s “vile” and “despicable” ad and chided Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam for not calling out that ad featuring an Ed Gillespie supporter chasing down minority children. The Latino Victory Fund pulled their ad in the wake of a terrorist attack in New York City that featured a man running several people over with a truck and reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar.” Cristobal Alex, the president of the Latino Victory Fund, said in a statement to Breitbart News, “We knew our ad would ruffle feathers. We held a mirror to the...
  • Packlash!: Fans Enraged By Packer’s Request to Join Anthem Demonstration, No Part of It

    09/28/2017 2:07:31 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/28/2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Sports teams ask a lot of their fans, especially in places like Green Bay. Where, depending on the time of year, a fan could get hypothermia while just sitting in his seat. However, one recent request the team has made of the Pack faithful has left fans feeling a little hot. The Packers players, led by their quarterback Aaron Rodgers, issued a call to their fans to join them in interlocking arms during the national anthem. However, some fans have not taken kindly to the request. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packers Director of Public Affairs, Aaron Popkey, says...
  • Steve Harvey: My wife told me not to meet with Trump, I should have listened

    09/06/2017 8:43:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/2017 | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    Comedian Steve Harvey said he ultimately regrets his decision to meet with President Trump, saying he should have listened to his wife's advice not to attend the meeting. "Here's the crazy thing: I'm supposed to be on a boat for my 60th birthday, so my wife says, 'Steve, just take off [and skip the meeting]. You'll meet with him some other time.' God, I should've listened," Harvey told The Hollywood Reporter. Harvey, who interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the campaign, met with Trump in January at Trump Tower before his inauguration. Former President Barack Obama's transition team facilitated...
  • Steve Harvey Teams with Ben Carson on HUD Project Despite ‘Vicious’ Anti-Trump Backlash

    09/05/2017 10:15:13 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/05/2017 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    TV star Steve Harvey is apparently pressing ahead with his commitment to help the Trump administration on its Housing and Urban Development initiatives despite the fierce backlash he received for meeting with then-President-elect Trump in January. In an extensive interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, the comedian and Family Feud host revealed that he has been meeting with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to discuss building what he called “vision centers” in New York City, to teach STEM subjects and computer programming to children.
  • The Empathy Trap

    08/30/2017 7:59:31 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 5, 2017 | Frame Game Radio
    There is no thread. It's a video.
  • Linda Sarsour Ignites Twitter Backlash After Calling CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘Alt-Right’

    07/19/2017 9:18:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Anti-Israel and anti-Donald Trump activist Linda Sarsour earned the collective scorn of Twitter on Tuesday after she accused CNN host Jake Tapper of being a member of the "alt-right." It all began when Tapper called on Sarsour and the Women's March to renounce their support of Assata Shakur, a convicted cop murderer on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list. Follow Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper Shakur is a cop-killer fugitive in Cuba. This, ugly sentiments from @lsarsour & @dykemarchchi ...Any progressives out there condemning this? https://twitter.com/womensmarch/status/886652647582859264 … 4:09 PM - 18 Jul 2017 Sarsour—who has her own history of defending terrorists—did...
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.
  • Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Gruesome Trump Photo but Backlash Builds

    06/02/2017 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- By Wednesday afternoon comedian Kathy Griffin had apologized for posing for a photo with what looked like the blood-soaked decapitated head of President Donald Trump. "I went too far," she said in a contrite follow-up video. "I sincerely apologize." But it was too late. Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards announced that it was suspending an ad campaign featuring Griffin as the Utah-based bathroom-stool company saw the stunt as "deeply inappropriate" and "contrary to the core values our company stands for." CNN also announced it was terminating Griffin's appearance its New Year's show, after earlier criticizing the photos as...
  • Backlash: Americans Stand Up for Sean Hannity

    05/30/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 30, 2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    Enough is enough. Five years ago, this space featured two back-to-back columns titled “Rally for Rush” and “The Plot to Get Rush.” The focus was a serious attempt by the far-left, race-card playing site Media Matters to force Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves by pressuring his sponsors to cease their connection with the show. The attack on Rush (over the Sandra Fluke incident) would fail — and it failed for one big reason. That would be Rush’s audience, which did in fact rally for Rush by directly contacting the handful of withdrawing sponsors to let them know that as customers...
  • USAA Faces Customer Backlash After Canceling Ads on Troop Supporting Sean Hannity

    05/25/2017 2:51:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/25/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    USAA, an insurance, bank and financial services company that caters to active duty military, veterans and their families, is getting slammed by members after announcing on Twitter Wednesday night the company was withdrawing advertising on the Sean Hannity show in response to pressure from liberal activists trying to silence Hannity by cutting off his advertising base. It was not stated by USAA if they advertised on Hannity’s Fox News Channel show or his nationally syndicated radio show.Hannity is a strong supporter of the military and veterans. He has a strong fan base among the military community.The effort to drive Hannity...
  • U.S. urged to spend more on infrastructure

    04/11/2017 10:12:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | March 18, 2017 | Associated Press
    BADEN-BADEN, Germany — Governments need to do more to create growth that benefits everyone, and the U.S. should spend more on roads, highways, bridges and airports, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Friday. The body, which includes the world's better-off countries, said in a report that governments should focus on providing better access to high-quality education and supporting employment for women through measures like affordable child care. It also highlighted the need for more spending on infrastructure. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria called for an "upskilling of the workforce" to address worker anxiety about the future of their jobs...
  • Lena Dunham Faces Backlash for Saying She Wishes She’d Had an Abortion

    12/21/2016 2:40:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    people ^ | December 21, 2016 | Char Adams
    Lena Dunham stirred up controversy during a recent episode of her podcast by saying she wishes she’d had an abortion. While hosting Women of the Hour, the Girls creator recalled a visit to a Texas Planned Parenthood years ago, during which a girl asked her to share her experience with abortion. “I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that, as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion,”recalled Dunham, 30. “And I realized then that...
  • Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack

    11/29/2016 7:23:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    At an off-campus coffee shop Monday, Ohio State University senior Mohamed Farah catches up on his homework. "I didn't get a lot of work done today just because there's a lot going on," he says. "I tried to stay away from the news, but I kept going back to it." Enlarge this image Ohio State University senior Mohamed Farah says his stomach fell when he heard the attacker was also a Somali refugee. Esther Honig/WOSU 89.7 Farah first learned of an attack on campus when security sent a text to the entire university: "Active shooter on campus: Run Hide Fight."...
  • Theresa May facing Cabinet backlash over refusal to deal with Nigel Farage despite his links to Dona

    11/13/2016 8:07:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 November 2016 • 10:00PM | Peter Dominiczak, Christopher Hope and Steven Swinford
    Theresa May is facing a growing Cabinet backlash over her decision to dismiss Nigel Farage despite him being the only British politician to meet with Donald Trump since his victory. The Daily Telegraph understands a number of members of the Cabinet and other Government ministers believe the Prime Minister’s allies have made a mistake by referring to Mr. Farage as an “irrelevance”. One Cabinet source also accused Downing Street of having “made no plan” for a Trump victory, despite Government claims that officials have for months been holding talks with members of his inner circle. Mrs. May has made clear...
  • Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash

    11/09/2016 4:44:16 PM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Many will say Trump won because he successfully capitalized on blue collar workers' anxieties about immigration and globalization. Others will say he won because America rejected a deeply unpopular alternative. Still others will say the country is simply racist to its core.
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • 'Muslims Get Out' Message on Sign in Lonsdale Causes Controversy

    09/20/2016 7:16:43 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 59 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 09/19/2016 | Katherine Johnson
    Monday night, the fears of the Muslim community came true less than two hours south of St. Cloud with a sign outside of an ice cream shop...When asked why he chose the specific words of "Muslims Get Out," he responded, "I guess I could have probably put up 'Terrorists Get Out' but that's what I did, I put up 'Muslim.'"
  • Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID’d

    09/19/2016 9:18:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State. A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife. The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a...