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  • Fresno State’s Randa Jarrar: I Hate the White Patriarchy but I Still Suck White (bleep)

    04/21/2018 6:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    Embattled Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar has a history of unusual remarks predating her recent outburst following the death of Barbara Bush. Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar came under fire this week after she celebrated the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush on Twitter. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words,” Jarrar tweeted earlier this week. In a separate tweet, Jarrar said that the news made her “happy” because Barbara Bush’s death likely made George W. Bush upset. Additionally, Jarrar...
  • Fresno State’s Randa Jarrar Believes Leftist Activists Should Be Using Violence

    04/21/2018 6:04:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to a video from 2016, embattled Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar laments the fact that progressives no longer utilize terrorist acts like hijacking planes. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words,” Jarrar tweeted earlier this week. In a separate tweet, Jarrar said that the news made her “happy” because Barbara Bush’s death likely made George W. Bush upset. Additionally, Jarrar clogged a mental health crisis hotline when she jokingly tweeted the hotline’s number out to her critics, pretending that it...
  • Angelina who? 'Lucky guy' Brad Pitt's new lady friend is not just the 'sexiest thing he has [tr]

    04/21/2018 6:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | Alison Bishoff
    They are calling it the ‘Amal Effect’ because, following George Clooney’s marriage to human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin, it seems that what a bachelor film star of a certain age needs most is a consort with a supernova combination of beauty, brains, and serious professional achievement. The latest star to embrace the phenomenon is Brad Pitt — probably the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood since his split from Angelina Jolie and, incidentally, a long-time pal of Clooney’s.In Professor Neri Oxman he has found a dazzling supernova of his own, and reportedly thinks she is ‘the sexiest thing he ever laid...
  • The Queen marks her 92nd birthday with gun salutes in central London and a party [tr]

    04/21/2018 5:50:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday tonight with a star-studded concert in London and a regal 41-gun salute in Hyde Park. Sting & Shaggy, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Anne Marie, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the BBC Concert Orchestra are among the performers at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the 'Queen's Birthday Party.' Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening's event, in his new role as president of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust.
  • Smallville star Allison Mack arrested for 'her role in sex slave cult Nxivm just weeks after [tr]

    04/20/2018 12:36:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Allison Mack is facing federal charges for her alleged role in the sex slave cult Nxivm a law enforcement source tells The Smallville actress was picked up by the FBI earlier this week and was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court. She is charged in a three-count indictment with sex trafficking, sex trafficking recruiting and conspiracy to commit forced labor, with the victims listed as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
  • Traina Thoughts: The Bad Ratings News Hasn't Gotten Any Better For ESPN's "Get Up"

    04/20/2018 12:29:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jimmy Trania
    1. ESPN's new morning show, "Get Up," closed out its third week on the air today. Three weeks is still not a enough time to fully judge a show, but when it comes the ratings, the news is going from bad to worse for Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday's episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday's show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would've been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has...
  • The Time Is Now.' This New Coalition of Celebrities and Activists Just Pledged to Take on the NRA

    04/20/2018 10:00:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Time ^ | April 20, 2018 | Melissa Chan
    A new coalition of celebrities and activists, including actor Alyssa Milano and Parkland student David Hogg, announced plans Friday to take on the National Rifle Association and elected officials who accept money from the powerful gun advocacy group. In an open letter to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, which was first obtained by TIME, the more than 100 members of the newly formed NoRA Initiative — short for No Rifle Association — pledge to reduce the NRA’s influence in American politics through a series of voter registration drives, nationwide art campaigns, demonstrations and boycotts.
  • Former Ohio State Football Coach Earle Bruce Dies at 87

    04/20/2018 9:47:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of ''a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to many.'' Bruce followed Woody Hayes as coach and compiled an 81-26-1 record. His teams won or shared in four Big Ten titles in between 1979 and 1987. He also coached at Tampa, Colorado State, Iowa State and of Northern Iowa. His career record was 154-90-2. He earlier coached high school football in Ohio.
  • King Mswati III of Swaziland proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini

    04/20/2018 7:58:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Max Bearak
    King Mswati III of Swaziland is an absolute monarch, so what he says goes. But over the course of his 32-year rule, he has mostly gained international attention for how he has spent the royal treasury. While his populace is one of the poorest in the world, and has the highest rate of HIV in the world, Mswati's royal holdings include fleets of luxury vehicles and two private planes. But the king's powers are not limitless. A new constitution, signed by Mswati in 2005, reiterates that Swaziland is an absolute monarchy, but it bars ruling by decree.
  • No, Conservatives Shouldn’t Try to Punish Radical Professors for Offensive Speech

    04/20/2018 6:52:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | April 19, 2018 | David French
    Here we go again. Another day, another ridiculous free-speech controversy. This time it involves a far-left professor at Fresno State University, Randa Jarrar. In the hours after Barbara Bush’s death, Jarrar tweeted that Bush was a “generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” adding “F*** outta here with your nice words.” Then, when the inevitable backlash built, she doubled down, taunting her critics with her tenured status, calling Bush a “witch,” and pranking readers by sharing Arizona State University’s crisis hotline. All-in-all, it was a reprehensible display, a grotesque example of the...
  • National treasures: how the rest of the world fell in love with Japan’s famous Akita dogs

    04/20/2018 6:18:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia’s figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan’s Akita dogs. And they’re not alone. In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan’s most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches. Earlier this year, the trend hit the headlines when Zagitova proclaimed her love for Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan, and local officials pledged to get one to her. Her affection for the cute canines comes as no surprise to veteran breeder Osamu Yamaguchi, 64,...
  • Students at thousands of high schools set to walkout and stage Vote for Our Lives events to [tr]

    04/20/2018 5:31:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2018 | Tariq Tahir
    Another wave of high school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Organizers say more than 2,600 demonstrations are planned from Maine to Hawaii to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the shooting that left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colorado. Ahead of the walkout, a 'Vote for Our Lives' rally and vigil was held in Littleton to remember victims of high school shootings, including the one that took place in Parkland, Florida on February 14.
  • German 7th Grader: ‘I Am Marginalised Because I Am German and Eat Pork’

    04/20/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Bullying in German schools in Berlin’s heavily migrant populated areas has increased drastically with pupils claiming that they are threatened and beaten simply because they are German, and not Muslim. Teachers in schools across Berlin are voicing concern over bullying from migrant-background Muslim children towards German children who can find themselves in a minority. According to one 7th grader in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, many Muslim migrant-background children bully and beat him simply for being German, Tagesspiegel reports.
  • Pro-Gun Parkland School Shooting Survivor Travels to Nebraska to Take Twitter Supporter to Prom

    04/20/2018 5:22:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Parkland school shooting survivor and Second Amendment advocate Kyle Kashuv flew to Nebraska to take Fidan Ibrahimova to the prom after she reached out to him on Twitter. Ibrahimova explained that Kashuv caught her eye because he went against the grain, remaining pro-gun in a post-Parkland world where voice after voice is spewing anti-gun sentiment.
  • New 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer Has A Bonkers Surfing Scene

    04/19/2018 9:40:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ron Dicker
    The final “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” trailer dropped on Wednesday (see below), and its mysterious surfing scene has us stoked. It’s on for just a moment, but it looks totally rad. A very large creature rides the wave beneath the surface, while a human catches the swell from above. This probably won’t end with high-fives and beers on the beach.
  • Russian Museum Recreates WWII-Era 'Land Battleship'

    04/19/2018 8:58:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 18,2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A copy of the largest tanks of World War II was produced for a Russian military museum. A working T-35 tank, which weighed even more than Russia’s newest main battle tank, was built by the metallurgical company Uralelectromed JSC for the Museum of Military Equipment in the Sverdlovsk region, Russia. During the years between World War I and World War II, the new Soviet state pursued an aggressive military expansion plan, including the mechanization of its armed forces. The construction of heavy tanks—heavier than any of those fielded by any other country—was meant to grow Soviet heavy industry, encourage the...
  • Students criticize 'Mikado' play for 'cultural appropriation'

    04/19/2018 7:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 19, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    Some students at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Kansas say a school-sponsored operetta production is not only “racist,” but also rife with “cultural appropriation.” FHSU Music and Theatre describes its production of The Mikado as “a fun burlesque romp about the whimsy of love” on its Facebook page. According to the operetta’s description, the play takes place “in a mythical Japan,” where the main character “has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado.”
  • Untreatable gonorrhea superbug is spreading through Australia as experts say sex tourism [tr]

    04/19/2018 7:17:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Cait Kelly
    Two people in Australia have been diagnosed with 'super gonorrhoea,' an STI resistant to treatment and fulled by sex tourism. The cases are the first for Australia and were reported last month, one in Queensland and one in Western Australia. Both of the cases were discovered after pathology tests and it is believed one was contracted in south-east Asia.
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘No Remorse’ Former Evan McMullin Campaign Worker Sounds Off [Shirker] [ed]

    04/19/2018 7:09:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin owes his former campaign staff members tens of thousands of dollars and most believe he has no intention of ever paying them, a former campaign worker tells The Daily Caller News Foundation. Right before McMullin’s failed bid for president in 2016 as the conservative alternative to President Donald Trump, the campaign was inundated with debt. The disastrous fiscal situation was a combination of frivolous spending by McMullin and his campaign manager Joel Searby, according to the former staffer.
  • Being Black in Public: When you’re black in America, you’re either seen as a problem [tr]

    04/19/2018 6:09:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Slate ^ | April 19, 2018 | Jamelle Bouie, Gene Demby , Aisha Harris, and Tressie McMillan Cottom
    Last Thursday, an employee at a Philadelphia Starbucks called the police on two black men who were waiting for the arrival of a business partner without having ordered anything at the counter. When police arrived, the men were arrested for trespassing. A bystander caught the encounter on video, which showed the men resigned to their fate as other white patrons protested the arrest, and the incident went viral. Starbucks is now in full-on damage-control mode, with plans to shut down its stores nationwide for an afternoon of employee unconscious bias training. Meanwhile, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that the...