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  • An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'

    10/01/2016 1:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Dublin Journal ^ | October 1, 2016 | David Kenny
    David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, where I currently live, there is a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency. At a recent county fair, the local Republican party branch brought 250 bumper stickers to hand out, and were shocked to run out before lunchtime. Hundreds of local supporters are on a waiting list to receive a ‘Trump Pence’ lawn sign. These signs are already visible on almost every street in the county. Capitalising on this grassroots support is...
  • Conservatives: Worried about losing the internet? I have an idea; record an audiobook

    10/01/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    A citizen historian
    It is almost certain that with giving the internet to "the world", that people with voices who say certain things run the risk of being silenced. One possible solution: You should record an audiobook. Here's why. As an example, one audiobook that I recorded was The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which highlights the black patriots that fought side by side against the British for American Independence and liberty. I completed that entire book on Valentines Day of this year, the day believed by some to be Frederick Douglass' birthday. Why is this book important? Have you ever run...
  • So Long, Hillary! Donald Trump Praised For ‘Acts Of Kindness’ At Ohio Rally

    09/30/2016 6:47:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 30, 2016 | Staff
    There is only one candidate who can make America great again — and it’s Donald Trump! The presidential candidate was praised during a rally at the New Spirit Revival Center in Ohio for his selfless and caring personality despite opponent Hillary Clinton‘s accusations. During the rally, supporter Michael Cohen expressed his disappointment over Trump being branded as a “racist,” “sexist” and more. “As a son of a Holocaust survivor, it’s morally wrong to sit back and do nothing when someone who you know is being so viciously attacked day in and day out,” he told the crowd. “Not only is...
  • People around the world react to first Trump-Clinton debate

    09/30/2016 6:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Philadelphia Sun ^ | September 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    AUSTRALIA RICHARD MCCONOCHIE watched the debate on a big screen in a Canberra pub and said, “To me Trump aced it.” “He came across as a man who could control himself. They said Trump’s ignorant of the issues. I think he proved that he had at least a working handle on most of the stuff he was talking about.” “I think he’ll swing a lot of Americans over to Trump just by proving that he is not the sort of unstable, dangerous lunatic that he’s painted to be,” McConochie said. “I don’t see that Trump would be any more incompetent...
  • Matthews: "Do You Like The Leadership Of This Country or Not?" Will Ring Through Election Booths

    09/30/2016 4:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Chris Matthews is asked what working-class voters thinks about Donald Trump and explains the "patriotic feelings" Trump elicits. Matthews said Americans feel that the elites have betrayed the country and the country itself has let them down. "A lot of this support for Trump with all his flaws which he displays regularly is about the country. Patriotic feelings people have," Matthews said Friday. "They feel the country has been let down. They feel that our elite leaders on issues like immigration, they don't regulate any immigration it seems, they don't regulate trade to our advantage, to the working man's...
  • "DESPERATE..."

    09/30/2016 1:36:44 PM PDT · by mononymous · 14 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 9/30/2016 | Mononymous1
    It’d seem to me that by now, the Trump campaign ought to be pinning the “desperate” label on the Clinton campaign, specifically, as follows: HRC is “desperate” because: She has no vision for the future of this country that is any different from the failed and extremist policies she and her party have offered for the last 50 years and those that have been implemented over the last 7 years by the Obama administration. She has come to the realization that you cannot fool all of the people all of the time and that the farce that has been the...
  • Obama’s Eulogy For Shimon Peres: Maybe He Could See Himself In My Story

    09/30/2016 8:16:53 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-30-2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama is in Israel for the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, pointing out that both he and Peres had “unlikely” lives. “I think our friendship was rooted in the fact that I could somehow see myself in his story, and maybe he could see himself in mine,” he said.
  • VIDEO: Hillary Strange Clapping...

    09/30/2016 6:09:45 AM PDT · by wrrock · 49 replies
    butasforme ^ | 9/30/16 | butasforme
    She claps like a trained monkey. WATCH VIDEO...
  • The real reason why Trump won the debate

    09/29/2016 8:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Monica Crowley
    Four years ago, you could have almost seen Bill Clinton’s thought bubble as he watched Barack Obama’s weak and listless performance against Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate: “I can’t believe we lost to this guy.” Mr. Clinton never would have mailed it in the way Mr. Obama did. He may have lost some of his old magic, but he’s still got the golden touch. His wife, however, never had it — and clearly never will, as evidenced by her plodding and grating debate performance against Donald Trump this week. At the same time, Mr. Trump was aggressive, projecting...
  • BREAKING: Thomas Sowell To Vote 'Against Hillary'

    Thomas Sowell, the legendary conservative economist and Hoover Institution fellow, announced on this morning's Ben Shapiro Show that "even though Donald Trump has no coherent vision that looks that promising," he will "vote against Hillary Clinton" in November. Sowell has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump throughout and beyond the GOP primaries, and his decision centers around the enduring legacy of the next president's Supreme Court appointments, which he believes have the potential to subvert constitutional law and undermine specifically the First and Second Amendments. Here is the full text of Sowell's comments: Well, my preference would be to...
  • And The Horse They Rode In On

    09/29/2016 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Califreak · 13 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | 9/28/16 | Joe Dan Gorman
    The utter contempt that the traditional media has for the American people is PALPABLE–and second only to the comtempt the American people’s has for them. It is the media that gave us Obama…. It is the media that covers for the Clintons… And it’s the radical left media that is leading us off the cliff—- if we allow it. Vote Trump, the only politician in my LIFE to ever call for the enforcement of libel against this totally corrupt media
  • Democrats Keeping the Zombie Vote Alive

    09/29/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The Rep Lawyer ^ | September 28, 2016
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Democrats Keeping the Zombie Vote Alive Even partisan Democrats and professional vote fraud deniers such as Rich Hasen grudgingly admit to a potential vote fraud problem associated with vote-by-mail. Hasen discusses it in the context of vote buying but it is a much bigger problem than that. Another example of the problem is “Zombie Voting,” or the dead voting, detailed in the video by CBS Denver attached to this article: We found voter fraud in Colorado that essentially waters down your vote. . . . [Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams stated]: "It is impossible to...
  • Jackson Lee Wants Automatic Weapons, Guns That Are Illegal, Restricted

    09/29/2016 5:31:32 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Constitution Rising ^ | 9-28-16 | Rick Wells
    The woman who struggles with confusion in everything she attempts addressed the House members. She said, “It is important as this Congress begins to deal with the confusion of the continuing resolution that it be noted that we have not addressed the question of gun violence, ending gun violence, closing the loop hole that is so important in a background check.” She complains that those who are on the terror watch list have random access to buying guns. The vast majority of those are foreigners, and since she thinks that terrorists will purchase their guns legally and obey all gun...
  • Mainstream Press hands first debate to—Trump?

    09/29/2016 12:10:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | September 29, 2016 | JB Williams
    No one was shocked when CNN (Clinton News Network) proclaimed Hillary Clinton the landslide victor of the first 2016 Presidential debate from New York’s Hofstra University. At least CNN was honest enough to admit that their sampling was heavily weighted toward liberal viewers. That’s the most honest statement on CNN in decades. The only network in agreement is Lester Holt’s employer, NBC. But the snap-polling results from nearly every other “mainstream” news outlet were shocking, to say the least....
  • Hilarious: Watch What These Rednecks Do To A BLM Protest Crowd!

    09/28/2016 7:58:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 26, 2016 | Tim Brown
    A couple of good old boys in Maryland decided they would let some of the Black Lives Matters protesters in Hagerstown, Maryland know what they think of their protests. So, one followed the other's truck, which was a diesel truck and they proceeded to spew black exhaust smoke across the entire group of protesters. Check out the video below, which was originally uploaded by Aaron Gettel and then reposted by a protest supporter, Lawrence Marley Hester. Fast forward to the 1:20 mark.
  • POKER PRO AGREES – Hillary Was Sending Hand Signals to Debate Moderator Holt

    09/28/2016 9:43:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 181 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    During the debate when Clinton wanted to signal Holt whent she wanted the floor, she rubbed her face in a manner similar to a baseball manager. According to True Pundit she has not done this in any other debates during her career supporting the accusation that these were signals. . . Poker pro Mike Matusow agreed– Hillary was signalling Lester Holt.
  • Obama has shed his vanity. Just ask him

    09/28/2016 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 21 replies
    Boston Globe Opinions ^ | 9-27-2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Nothing oozes hubris like Barack Obama putting on a humble act. “There’s a point where the vanity burns away and you’ve had your fill of your name in the papers, or big adoring crowds, or the exercise of power,” the president tells historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in an “exit interview” published by Vanity Fair. “And for me that happened fairly quickly.” Since he no longer revels in his own grandeur, he explains, he won’t fall into the trap of making decisions out of ambition or “thirsty” attachment to the prerogatives of high office. Do tell. Five years ago, Obama claimed...
  • Was Lester Holt an Anti-Clinton Operative?

    09/28/2016 5:56:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Personal ^ | 28 Sep 16 | Xzins
    Many are arguing over the winner of the so-called debate on Monday night between Trump and Clinton. Many argue that Clinton did not win that encounter. In fact, there are a host of polls that show Trump far above Clinton for the evening. And those few that do show Clinton as the winner have secondary questions also polled that are actually favorable to Trump. It appears that undecided saw that encounter and are largely moving to Trump How should we view it? First, bear in mind that it wasn't a debate. It was a joint press inquiry. In that inquiry,...
  • THE NEXT TOPIC: RACE

    09/27/2016 3:50:30 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 25 replies
    Hillary gets to explain how there are unresolved issues. Then the black moderator just has to ask Mr. Trump about the birther issue. How is this birther subject a 'racial' issue.
  • We All Think Hillary Won Debate, But I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Trump's Poll Numbers Go Up

    09/27/2016 5:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 27, 2016 | Tim Haines
    'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski reacts to the first presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University. "I think, probably, we all think Hillary won," Brzezinski said in the 6 a.m. hour Tuesday. "But my blood pressure kept going up throughout the whole thing — I could not stop watching until the very end because there was something that was telling me he’s going to do quite well out of this, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. He was not as bad as you would expect him to be." "I think he said things that touch on not...
  • Strange Images of ILLary

    09/27/2016 11:25:41 AM PDT · by piytar · 57 replies
    piytar | Sept. 27, 2016 | piytar (vanity)
    Want Freepers' input on these pictures from the debate. What is that stuff on ILLary's back? And what the heck is going on with her eyes in two of the pics?! Images
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Donald Trump wins ... the social media name game

    09/27/2016 12:26:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2016 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>Donald Trump won the first presidential debate, if social media mentions was the main metric.</p> <p>Facebook reported that Trump dominated 79 percent of the conversation on its platform. The most discussed moment was Trump's comments on his temperament, and the top issues were on taxes, ISIS, racial issues, the economy and crime and criminal justice.</p>
  • POLL: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who won the debate? (FReep a poll)

    09/26/2016 10:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WZZM-TV | September 26, 2016 | Andrew Krietz
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wzzm13.com/news/politics/national-politics/poll-hillary-clinton-or-donald-trump-whos-winning-the-debate/326409462
  • Sinemet side effect? Excessive blinking can be caused by drug used to treat Parkinsonism

    09/26/2016 10:26:07 PM PDT · by Fixit · 10 replies
    Rxlist.com ^ | Cerner Multum, Inc.
    Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects including: greatly increased eye blinking/twitching,
  • Fact Check Regarding Crime In NYC (vanity)

    09/26/2016 8:21:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    NYC.gov ^ | Sep 26, 2016 | Ray76
    De Blasio was sworn into office on January 1, 2014 Murder, rape, felony assault, robbery, grand larceny went up in 2015. Burglary and grand larceny motor vehicle went down in 2015. Because of the decrease in these two non-violent crimes, primarily burglary, the overall number of these seven felonies decreased, violent crime increase about 1.5%.   2014    2015 murder and non-neg. manslaughter 333    352 rape 1352    1438 felony assault 20207    20270 robbery 16539    16931 source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/seven_major_felony_offenses_2000_2015.pdf
  • Trump Wins, Reasons Why It is Hands Down Trump Against BOTH Lester Holt and Hillary Clinton

    09/26/2016 7:56:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Personal ^ | 26 Sep 16 | Xzins
    Those who watched this debate and paid attention saw the major reason this election belongs to Trump and this debate belongs to Trump He is REAL. He speaks from the heart, he speaks from experience, and he speaks with conviction. 1. Trump On Business: Trump won that hands down. Clinton was clearly rattled. 2. Trump on Security: Trump devastating blow about Clinton's cheating Bernie Sanders. She knew it struck to the heart of her democrat voters. 3. Trump on International Affairs: Trump Blew Her Out of the Water. Don't listen to the pundits. Trump's point that any 'friend' should pay...
  • Is there a Trump debate thread for tonight? Or is this it!

    09/26/2016 5:22:22 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    9/26/2016 | Self
    Can we start a debate thread here?
  • The "I Can't Take It Anymore" Thread

    09/26/2016 6:26:47 PM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 293 replies
    26 Minutes In | Backwoods Engineer
    Let's hear it from people who can't take the Clinton/Trump debate any more. I turned it off after 26 minutes.
  • Isaiah Washington calls on African-Americans to boycott work to protest recent killings

    09/26/2016 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Actor Isaiah Washington is calling on African-Americans to protest the recent killings of black men by police in a very different way. Washington took to Facebook on Tuesday to suggest that African-Americans across the United States boycott showing up for work on Monday to show that black lives matter in the wake of recent police brutality. "Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply 'stay at home' from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United...
  • Disturbing VIRAL PHOTO of Hillary Surrogate Mark Cuban SEXUALLY DEGRADING Women

    09/25/2016 7:30:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    TRUTHFEED ^ | September 25, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    Mark Cuban, the unhinged star of Shark Tank and Hillary Clinton Fanboy, apparently has a dark and disturbing past of abusing and sexually accosting women. Cuban, who promoted teen porn series “Girls Gone Wild,” and is also famous for saying that he’d “cross the street if he saw a black person in a hoodie,” is Hillary’s VIP GUEST at Monday’s debate. It’s disturbing that she would invite someone with a dark and disturbing anti-woman past – however, it gets worse. A recently uncovered photo of Mark Cuban pulling a woman’s hair, while exposing himself has emerged.
  • Hillary supporters becoming unglued.

    09/25/2016 12:17:10 PM PDT · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 156 replies
    self | 9/25/16 | self
    I have friends from both sides of the aisle on FB. I generally ignore their political posts, especially during elections. But I have noticed a new trend in the past week or two. The lower Hillary is in the polls, the louder, the more derisive, and the more often they are posting about Trump and his supporters. I don't think that we are even close to seeing the meltdown of Hillary's minions.
  • Beautiful Beach Glows by Bioluminescent

    09/25/2016 12:08:00 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 17 replies
    Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, Red Tide Blue Waves, Alien footsteps on beach, Red Tide Surfing
  • Trump will emerge victorious in November: Professor of history

    09/25/2016 7:19:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Press TV ^ | September 24, 2016
    US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will win the race for the White House, says an American professor, who has correctly predicted all the last eight presidents of the United States. Allan Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at American University, told The Washington Post that based on a system he calls "Keys to the White House", Trump will emerge victorious in the November election. “Based on the 13 keys, it would predict a Donald Trump victory,” he claimed. The professor said he derived the system of true/false statements, "by looking at every American presidential election from 1860 to 1980,...
  • Top Psychiatrist Says Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of Monday’s Presidential Debate

    09/24/2016 3:08:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 24, 2016 | Hannah Bleau
    “How do I think she should prepare? I think she should say I’m going to hold three press conferences, I’m not doing the debates. Because it’s like the third rail,” Ablow said. “I don’t know that debating Donald Trump is something you can plan for great success with. It’s like getting in the ring with Muhammad Ali. Because you got the rodeo clown and the skilled boxer in one person. In a way if I would have been advising Hillary Clinton I would say listen, say that he’s a reality TV host that’s been beyond the pale and simply don’t...
  • Cruz says he and his family have forgiven Donald Trump, says decision to endorse took months of...

    09/24/2016 8:58:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 24, 2016 | Chris Enloe
    For Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), the decision to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump wasn’t an easy one. Although for the former Republican presidential nominee’s supporters the decision seemed to be sudden and rash, Cruz told KTRK-TV Friday that the decision to support Trump didn’t come as a result of a political deal, but rather it came after several months of thought and prayer. “There were no deals,” Cruz told the news station. “We had been engaged in conversations. You know it’s been a decision as I said I’ve been thinking about and praying about for weeks and months, discussing it...
  • Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal

    09/23/2016 5:16:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/23/2016 | JOSH GERSTEIN and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday. The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer.” In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between...
  • 9 times Ted Cruz insulted Donald Trump before endorsing him (Pollutico Alert!)

    09/23/2016 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/23/2016 | MADELINE CONWAY
    Two months after he was booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention for snubbing his party’s presidential nominee, Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump on Friday. That declaration to vote for him, though, comes after the Texas senator openly disparaged his primary opponent repeatedly — in part responding to Trump’s attacks on his wife and father. 1. Early on, Cruz speculated that Trump’s tax returns could show a mob connection In February, Cruz offered his take on why Trump hadn’t released his tax returns in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” suggesting that they might show “Donald's...
  • Twitter Suspends Conservative Prof. Over Tweet About Protestors

    09/22/2016 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 22, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Twitter temporarily suspended a prolific academic over his tweet regarding protesters in Charlotte, N.C. blocking access to highways. Wednesday night, protesters were reportedly blocking the interstate in response to the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was shot and killed by a black police officer on Tuesday. In response to the protest, Glenn Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor known for his blog, Instapundit, tweeted motorists should “run them down”:
  • Worsening highway traffic slows down paid express lanes

    09/21/2016 11:51:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Rundown (PBS Blog) ^ | September 12, 2016 | Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
    Highway express lanes provide a faster trip for carpoolers, people who drive low-emission cars, and solo travelers who are willing to pay more.ThatÂ’s the idea, anyway.But as Americans drive more miles than ever before, express lanes are facing a challenge: they are too popular. So many drivers of all kinds are using the lanes that it is increasingly difficult for transportation officials to keep them speedy.For solo drivers, the tolls in express lanes typically vary based on demand. In some places, drivers pay more during peak travel times, and in others prices go up as more cars enter the lane....
  • TYT‘s Cenk Uygur Warns Dems: ‘Get Your Head Out of the Sand. She’s Losing.’

    09/21/2016 5:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur issued a rebuke to Democrats who were assured that Hillary Clinton was a sure bet to beat Trump. Uygur was responding to footage of a Florida crowd breaking out in laughter when Democratic congressional candidate Charlie Crist said at a debate that Clinton was “honest.” Crist is a former Republican and also former Florida governor. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “They LOL’d literally. That’s a LOL,” Uygur said. He continued, “Democratic party establishment, you knuckleheads. What have you done? What have you done? You thought that she was the better candidate.” He noted that Florida, the home of the...
  • Baltimore councilman introduces replica gun ban

    09/21/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Christen Smith
    A Baltimore City Council member introduced a replica gun ban Monday criminalizing the possession of any toy or imitation weapon “that can reasonably be perceived to be a real firearm.” Councilman James Kraft told The Baltimore Sun he sponsored the legislation “to protect the city’s youth.” In April, city police officers shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin in the shoulder and leg on a street in East Baltimore. Colvin was carrying a BB gun officers said resembled a semiautomatic pistol. Similar incidents have unfolded across the country. Last week police officers in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 13-year-old Tyree King after...
  • Hating Donald Trump isn’t enough – we need to talk about why Hillary Clinton rules (Not satire)

    09/20/2016 10:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2016 | Lindy West
    If we care about our future as a non-blown-up planet, it’s time to stop treating the Democratic candidate as if she’s barely better than a literal white supremacist If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has taught us it’s to view every depraved moral nadir as a challenge, not a destination. You think this is bad? Wait for the tangy mouth garbage he’s got stewing for tomorrow. Then forget about it instantly – everyone else will! I heard state department employees sometimes email each other!!! Just this week we’ve seen Trump metabolise the Chelsea bombing into an incoherent...
  • Go ahead, say ‘Trump’

    09/20/2016 9:14:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The North Providence Valley Breeze ^ | September 20, 2016 | Tom Ward, Publisher
    Last week, I met a friend who’s active in business. He told me, “You know, a lot of my acquaintances are still not sure of who they’ll be voting for in the presidential election. They tell me ‘I might make up my mind as I get into the voting booth.’” “They’re voting for Donald Trump,” I told him. “They just don’t want to tell you.” Maybe they are embarrassed, or just not inclined to share with others that they’re angry and want change. Maybe it’s buyer’s remorse on Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America that insults police. They know that their...
  • The Daily Beast Alt-Right Pepe Article Debunked, No Corrections Made

    09/20/2016 6:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | September 17, 2016 | Billy D.
    After Hillary Clinton called out the Alt-Right and established that the fringe political sect was inexplicably linked to a decade old meme called “Pepe”, the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi did an article with two individuals who claimed to have helped establish Pepe the Frog as a white supremacist representing Donald Trump and the Alt-Right. The only thing is… everything the duo told Nuzzi turned out to be a lie. Nuzzi printed the article back on May 26th, 2016 on The Daily Beast. Jared T. Swift and Paul Town, two anonymous individuals who claimed to be white nationalists, fed Nuzzi a...
  • Debate etiquette: Should Trump call his opponent 'Crooked Hillary' on stage?

    09/20/2016 5:39:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    The survey itself was created by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a veteran pollster herself. It asks for practical input on 14 policy items, from illegal immigration to the $19 trillion federal debt. But it also seeks advice on a broader scope. Should Mr. Trump defend his agenda, attack Mrs. Clinton’s ideas or present an equal balance between the two? Here’s a few more questions from the poll, verbatim: "Do you think Trump should refer to Hillary as 'Crooked Hillary' on stage? "Should Trump call out Hillary's reluctance to say 'radical Islamic terrorism' and her underlying fear of being politically incorrect?...
  • Donna Brazile and Frank Luntz take sides on the debates, birtherism and more in interviews with KTNV

    09/19/2016 6:32:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KTNV-TV ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz thinks birtherism is just "noise" and will have no impact on the presidential election. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile thinks he's wrong and that it will activate voters -- and not just African-Americans. Luntz and Brazile made their comments in separate interviews Monday with 13 Action News. Luntz is in Las Vegas to speak to a convention and to meet with various gaming clients. He does work for the Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts. Brazile is here because Nevada is a battleground state and she is meeting with labor officials and activists. Luntz talked...
  • MOTHER JONES: Donald Trump's Takeover of the Republican Party Is Complete (Mother Jones plays the ra

    09/19/2016 4:59:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    MOTHER JONES ^ | 09/19/2016 | PEMA LEVY
    Eric Thayer/Reuters via ZUMA Press On Sunday, the Republican Party establishment officially endorsed Donald Trump's false narrative about the birther conspiracy. For five years, Trump has pushed the discredited theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Even after the White House released Obama's birth certificate in 2011, Trump continued to fan the flames of this conspiracy. He refused to admit that he was wrong until last Friday, when his role in the birther movement became an issue in the presidential election. Then, rather than admit he was wrong, Trump falsely blamed Hillary Clinton for starting...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters are already making excuses for her election defeat

    09/19/2016 1:54:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Blasting News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Mark Whittington
    It seems that Americans have 'always seen ambitious women as unhealthy' #Election 2016 is just around a month and a half away but some Hillary Clinton supporters are already starting to make excuses for her increasingly likely defeat. Toward that goal, Rebecca Onion wrote a recent piece in Slate entitled “America Has Always Seen Ambitious Women as Unhealthy.” The theory is that Americans are rejecting Clinton because they think her relentless drive for the Oval Office is making her sick. The problem is that the author has had to reach back to the Edwardian age to find examples of ambitious...
  • Clinton scolds Trump for grandstanding on terror fears (Pollutico Alert!)

    09/19/2016 12:34:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/19/2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Donald Trump says the latest domestic terror attacks prove the need to remove the stigma around profiling. Hillary Clinton says Trump’s “demagogic” popping off borders on treason and shows why he’s unfit to be commander in chief. The dueling arguments, played out on Twitter and cable news, sharply politicized the latest outbreak of domestic terror — a series of planted bombs throughout New York and New Jersey, as well as a stabbing spree at a Minnesota mall. “We don’t wanna do any profiling,” Trump bemoaned during a phone interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning, before going on to...