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  • Ventura Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.8M Verdict

    01/09/2017 9:42:24 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/9/17 | AP
    The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving intact a decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to upend the verdict.
  • Lead sheriff in Chris Kyle murder investigation found dead inside Erath County home

    12/21/2016 9:45:05 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 69 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 20, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant was reportedly found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home overnight, according to local officials. The death occurred about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant's house in Stephenville, according to a Texas Rangers statement sent by Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel. The Texas Rangers are investigating his death at the request of the Stephenville Police Department. Haschel said the statement did not include Bryant's cause of death.
  • Bradley Cooper was surprised by uproar over Democratic convention appearance

    08/03/2016 4:26:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 August 2016 | Nigel M Smith
    Bradley Cooper caused an online uproar among some Republicans during the Democratic national convention after being spotted by TV cameras listening to speeches last Wednesday evening, when Barack Obama spoke. The apparent reason: he played the highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, a major (and rare) Hollywood hit among conservatives. The four-time Oscar nominee (he was nominated for American Sniper) claimed on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night that he had simply attended to hear Obama’s address.
  • Memorial to slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas

    07/29/2016 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | AP
    ODESSA, Texas — A memorial for slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded memorial.
  • Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks some 'American Sniper' fans

    07/28/2016 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Coronal · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper." Cooper was spotted by TV cameras seated at the meeting in Philadelphia alongside his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some Twitter users say they plan to boycott Cooper's future films over his presence at the convention. Another commented that they thought his experience playing Kyle would have rubbed off on him.
  • Appeals court rejects $1.8M award to Jesse Ventura in 'American Sniper' case

    06/13/2016 2:43:20 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 13 Jun 16 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS – A federal appeals court on Monday threw out $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also sent a portion of the case -- Ventura's defamation claim -- back to the district court for a new trial, saying Ventura's attorneys made improper remarks and the trial court "clearly abused its discretion in denying a new trial."
  • Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

    06/13/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/13/2016 | Randy Furst
    The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overruled the jury that awarded $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case.Ventura won the award against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” described an altercation between him and Ventura that the former governor said did not happen. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the jury’s verdict, which came after a three-week federal trial in St. Paul in July 2014.In a 2 to 1 decision, the appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment.” It ordered the...
  • Documents show ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle embellished record

    05/25/2016 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    QFox13 ^ | 5/24/16
    Documents show that slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle misrepresented the number of medals he received. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show that Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor. In his best-selling book, Kyle wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. A Navy spokeswoman confirmed the validity of the documents and says the armed services branch is investigating the discrepancy. The Intercept first reported the discrepancy and posted the documents. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, didn’t immediately return a phone call...
  • Jesse Ventura threatens to run for president

    03/01/2016 12:09:28 PM PST · by Marcus · 42 replies
    Blasting News ^ | March 1, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Just when all hope seemed to be lost, Jesse Ventura has suggested that he might mount a third party run for the presidency if his favored candidate, Bernie Sanders, does not get the Democratic nomination. Ventura, a one term governor of Minnesota, is famous for being a pro-wrestler and action movie star. He is most familiar to audiences for being the chain gun welding, tobacco chewing mercenary in the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger tough guy vs. alien film “Predator.” Contrary to popular belief, Ventura was never a Navy SEAL, but did serve in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Navy...
  • Obama at Town Hall on Gun Control Admits Violent Crime on Steady Decline

    01/08/2016 6:33:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    When Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, asked President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting on gun control in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, why he doesn't celebrate the fact that the overall murder rate is at an all-time low, the president admitted that violent crime has been dropping "steadily" for a long time. "The fact of the matter is, is that violent crime has been steadily declining across America for a pretty long time, and you wouldn't always know it by watching television, but overall, most cities are much safer than they were 10 years ago or 20...
  • American Sniper widow Taya Kyle outshoots NRA champion

    12/12/2015 6:59:58 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/7/15 | Allison Barrie
    Can a rifle turn a novice into a world-class sharpshooter? Yes, based on the shootout scoreboard at a major fundraising event for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Saturday. A sharpshooting showdown pitted a young American woman against the reigning NRA global champion... the novice crushed her opponent at the inaugural American Sniper Shootout Saturday in Mason, Texas. The victorious novice shooter was Taya Kyle. Founder of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, she is the wife of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, known as "the most lethal sniper in US military history," author of autobiography "American Sniper," and the inspiration...
  • Director Clint Eastwood Just Made a HUGE Announcement About Donald Trump!

    08/21/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by GilGil · 126 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 10, 2015 | TPIWriter
    We know that Clint Eastwood is a true patriot who makes bold, pro-American films. “American Sniper” – the box office smash hit about NAVY Seal Chris Kyle – has been viewed by millions around the world. Now, Clint Eastwood has shared his opinion on Donald Trump in a huge way. Not only does Eastwood support him, but he’s speaking on behalf of Trump in California, Arizona, and Nevada!
  • Professor Blames "American Sniper" for Charleston Shooting

    06/18/2015 3:43:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/18/15 | Aurelis
    Faheem Younus, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, believes that films like "American Sniper," as well as Fox News, are at fault for the tragic shooting in Charleston that left nine dead. Dr. Younus responded to the news by blaming popular media for the shooting. "Stop glorifying mass murderers as heroes and it may prevent the next #CharlestonShooting #BlackLivesMatter," he wrote this afternoon: He also wrote that Fox News helped cause the shooting as well: Younus further said that Roof, the shooter, was "predictably white:"
  • Media Dimwits Celebrate "Courage" of Caitlyn Jenner While Ignoring True Hero Chris Kyle

    06/08/2015 10:22:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Doug Ross @Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One gets the impression that if Amir Hekmati, the former United States Marine still imprisoned in Iran were gay, transgendered or a deserter, President Obama, who tweeted to the former Olympic champion and now Vanity Fair cover girl Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner: “It takes courage to tell your story.” BizPac Review noted how quickly and for what reason President Obama sprung into action after Caitlin’s cover: “It takes courage to share your story,” the president tweeted in response to Jenner, who broke the president’s record for fastest new Twitter account to reach 1 million followers. Never on to miss an opportunity to...
  • Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

    05/25/2015 11:19:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he is expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs, according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there. The event will also feature retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, and...
  • Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

    04/30/2015 12:51:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    School calls the movie's cancellation a "teachable moment". Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled. Boomer wasn’t the only one upset with the cancelation. University of Maryland’s president, Wallace Loh, talked about some of the backlash the school faced in a letter to students ... That cancellation drew controversy. “We were deluged by phone calls and messages from across...
  • Obama Sends Three WH Officials to Freddie Gray’s Funeral – Sent No One to Chris Kyle’s Funeral

    04/27/2015 11:06:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    President Barack Obama will send three White House officials to the funeral of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died in police custody this month. Obama sent no senior officials to Margaret Thatcher or Chris Kyle‘s funerals. Priorities. FOX News reported: The White House says the head of President Obama’s initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.
  • Petition to Univ. of Maryland Student Entertainment Events to screen the movie "American Sniper"

    04/24/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    change.org?? ^ | 4/23/15 | Breyer Hillegas
    The movie American Sniper is about a decorated American war hero who served his country valiantly. While we may disagree about the motives and politics of the Iraq War, the movie shows the sacrifice that Chris Kyle made, like so many of his fellow servicemen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country, including numerous University of Maryland alumni. If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere the University of Maryland purports to provide. As adults...
  • ‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.
  • Want to shoot.... with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden? ... $50,000, please.

    04/24/2015 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 24 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Full title: **Want to shoot machine guns with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden? That’ll be $50,000, please.** Key contributors to a conservative group have received a special invitation: For $50,000, they can shoot guns and hang out this June with Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL credited with killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The offer was recently made by the ForAmerica organization. Those invited have until May 10 to RSVP for an event at the Amangani Resort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyo.