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  • No Need for Bullying in The Debate on Homeschooling (barf alert with a silver lining)

    05/28/2020 7:07:21 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    Chronicle of Social Change ^ | May 26, 2020 | Elizabeth Bartholet, Dr. Rachel Coleman, James Dwyer, Milton Gaither, and Frank E. Vandervort
    As COVID-19 continues to destroy lives and the economy, forcing millions of American parents to begin teaching their children at home, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to Twitter to call for shutting down discussion about research on the safety and quality of homeschooling, as well as proposed regulation of that practice. In a series of tweets, both recently took time off from leading the nation’s response to the global pandemic to denounce “barbaric” and “unconstitutional” proposals to safeguard children from abuse and ensure they are educated, calling advocates of such common-sense regulation “radical leftist...
  • Contact Tracing is Orwellian: Government Will Track You and Everyone Near You – For the Greater Good

    05/28/2020 3:06:58 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/2020 | Joe Hoft
    They will track you and tell you what you can and cannot do. You will be a puppet of the state. You must do what they say for the greater good. Freedom will be lost forever.
  • With his tweets about Scarborough's intern, Trump set a trap for Twitter

    05/28/2020 11:07:58 AM PDT · by Aquamarine · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Even Trump-supporters have wondered about Trump's tweets implying that MSNBC's Joe Scarborough had something to do with a young intern's death in his office when he was still a Florida congressman. It's true that Scarborough and his co-host and wife Mika Brzezinksi have spent three years accusing Trump of treasonous collusion with the Russians, but Trump's venom still seemed strange. I, however, don't think it was strange at all. Trump is one of the most calculating, rational people ever to occupy the White House. He's been faced with a serious problem, which is the fact that the immensely powerful social...
  • Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith

    05/28/2020 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Bishops are keeping sacraments suspended indefinitely and allowing Washington churches to be treated differently than other establishments in terms of opening. Washington state Catholic leaders would rather stick it to the president than let him defend their right to celebrate Mass. Following President Donald Trump’s direction on Friday for states to allow houses of worship to reopened and to declare public worship as essential, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately thumbed his nose, and Washington bishops quickly follow suit.In a disappointing response, the bishops demonstrated that rather than stand up for their flock and acknowledge the president’s commitment to religious freedom, they...
  • More nurses becoming first-time gun buyers says St. Louis firearm safety instructor

    05/28/2020 10:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    kmox.radio.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Brian Kelley
    "They're afraid the police aren't going to be able to protect them and they're going to be overrun," Cummins says. "And we've seen a lot of first-time (gun owners) and people who have no experience with a firearm." He believes the rise in sales is not from those fearing a crackdown by a new administration in Washington, because most gun owners he's talked to believe President Donald Trump will easily win re-election.
  • As NRA membership wanes, America's largest black gun group is thriving

    05/28/2020 9:39:26 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 11, 2019
    The country's largest and best known gun rights association, the NRA, is losing board members amid a spate of deadly mass shootings. But another, lesser-known gun organization is thriving: the National African American Gun Association, the largest minority gun group in the country. The group was founded by Phillip Smith, who fondly remembers the first time he fired his 9 mm pistol at a gun range. "I felt free," Smith said. "I had a chance to kind of have some power in my hands." Smith formed the first chapter of the National African American Gun Association, or NAAGA, in Atlanta....
  • They can’t arrest us all, so they will bankrupt us – Inslee’s plan to suppress “insubordination” By Glen Morgan -May 27, 2020

    05/28/2020 9:55:37 AM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 30 replies
    We The Governed ^ | 05/27/2020 | Glen Morgan
    It is no secret that Washington State Governor Inslee is deeply offended by the fact that so many Washingtonians refuse to blindly obey his emergency proclamations. He has complained about his “insubordinate” subjects to the tame media. Reportedly, he has been enraged when local sheriffs have refused to arrest anyone who defy his random orders and dictates (approved by no elected body in this state), and this is why the Snohomish County Sheriff is facing a recall election effort mostly from Inslee supporters right now. Some observers are speculating that this move by Inslee’s politicized followers at L&I is an...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg, Twitter's Dorsey Spar over Twitter’s Trump Fact-Check; Facebook says Private Companies Should Not be Arbiters of Truth

    05/28/2020 9:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/28/2020 | By TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    Rival social media CEOs Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey had a public spat Wednesday night after Zuckerberg criticized Twitter for its fact-check of President Trump’s prediction that mass voting-by-mail would lead to fraud. Speaking to Fox News’ Dana Perino, Zuckerberg — who has repeatedly pushed back on criticism for his decision to not censor political speech — said that Facebook has “a different policy than Twitter on this.” “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he stated. “Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in...
  • WATCH: GOP Leader McCarthy EXPLODES From House Floor As Congress Holds First Ever ‘Vote by Proxy’ – One Democrat Voted SEVEN TIMES

    05/28/2020 8:01:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    The House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789 and GOP leader Kevin McCarthy sued to stop the constitutional abomination.
  • All Hell Broke Loose In Minneapolis and 'Armed Rednecks' Stepped In to Protect Businesses

    05/28/2020 7:36:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 124 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/28/2020 | Beth Baumann
    Chaos erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night, with people looting and rioting following the death of George Lloyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer. Two men decided to utilize their Second Amendment rights to prevent people from looting nearby stores. "Basically, you've seen the records the cops keep and the cops are a lot less likely to tread on people's rights when there's other armed Americans with them. So we figured it's about damn time – or at least I figure it's about damn time – for some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens," the...
  • Oklahoma Legislature Forbids “Red Flag” Laws, or Enforcement of Same

    05/28/2020 6:28:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature passed SB 1081 on 15 May, the last day of the legislative session.  It was one of the last bills passed in 2020 before the legislature adjourned. It appears to be the first anti-red flag law passed by any legislature. The legislature passed the bill, had it signed, enrolled, returned to the House, signed, returned to the Senate, and sent to the Governor, all on the same day.A legislature can act quickly, when there is sufficient will to do so. The anti-red flag bill was introduced in 2019, by Senator Nathan Dahm. Dahm wrote an op-ed, published...
  • Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

    05/28/2020 5:21:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON -- Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override” governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it’s too soon. As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn’t have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers. “It’s not that the president does’t have a remarkable amount of power to respond to a public health crisis. It’s that...
  • Gov. Cuomo Quietly Makes It a Felony For N.Y. Officials to Share Illegal Alien Driver Info With ICE

    05/28/2020 1:41:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    News Wars ^ | 05/27/20 | Dan Lyman
    New York State officials who provide information about illegal alien drivers to federal immigration enforcement agencies can now face felony charges.An amendment to the highly controversial ‘Green Light Law,’ which went into effect in December and cleared illegal aliens to apply for New York State driver’s licenses, was slipped into the state’s 2020 budget bill and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.It is now a Class E felony for state officials, such as law enforcement officers, to disclose DMV records with agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP).“Border Patrol for example,...
  • MSNBC’s Dr. Vin Gupta calls for lawmakers to pass laws to make wearing masks mandatory in public

    05/27/2020 5:39:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 27, 2020 | Frieda Powers
    The pulmonary doctor warned of serious risks from not wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, calling for lawmakers to require Americans to wear them by passing laws like those that banned smoking in public spaces. . . . The lung specialist accused people of “flouting” the rules by not wearing masks where coronavirus guidelines direct them to do so, citing an unrelated story of a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Michigan who was shot to death after he argued with a customer about wearing a face mask.
  • BREAKING: President Trump to sign Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

    05/27/2020 4:37:25 PM PDT · by RandFan · 560 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 May 2020 | Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiecBREAKING: President Trump to sign Executive Order on Social Media Censorship --- Developments to follow (if any) Developing story...
  • Ann Coulter Turns on ‘Disloyal Actual Retard’ Trump in Twitter Rant

    05/27/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 91 replies
    The Wrap via Yahoo ^ | May 24, 2020 | Rosemary Rossi
    Ann Coulter went on an early Sunday morning Twitter tear, calling President Donald Trump “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.” The far-right media pundit and former Trump defender was triggered by the president’s Friday tweet in which he called for Alabama voters to “not trust Jeff Sessions” and instead put their support behind Sessions’ Republican Senate seat challenger, football coach Tommy Tuberville. “3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy...
  • Mandatory Masks Aren’t About Safety, They’re About Social Control

    05/27/2020 2:26:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 119 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 27 May 20 | Molly McCann
    On May 26, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam announced that wearing masks outside one’s home will be mandatory effective May 29. He first hinted he might issue a masking order a week ago, likely to test the water. A new refrain in public discourse is growing in volume by the day: “Things will never be the same.” The certainty with which we are assured of this pre-determined future is perplexing. Whether or not “things” will ever be the same is not at all clear, but that some people hope things will never be the same is certain. To those looking to...
  • Anti-Trump Tweets Show Twitter’s Top Censor Czar Doesn’t Even Try To Hide His Bias

    05/27/2020 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Ellen Reynolds
    Anti-Trump tweets by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity since July 2018, are just the latest example of the extreme leftward slant and double standards held by those at the helm of Silicon Valley social media giants. The New York Post’s Jon Levine resurfaced tweets written by Roth in 2016 and 2017, not only poking fun at conservative leaders but also mocking the Americans who make up the geographic majority of the country. “I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voter for a racist tangerine for a reason,” the Twitter executive wrote the night of the 2016...
  • Just Waking Up Each Day Is a Blessing

    05/27/2020 11:48:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | May 26, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    [snip]And those of you who have or those of you who are going through it, you understand it, and so it’s… (sigh) The temptation here is to start divulging a lot of stuff, and I’m not gonna do that, because I vowed not to be a cancer patient on the radio. I vowed to shield as much of that from the daily program as I can. I guess… I’m in the third wave of treatment now.There have been many cycles, but this is the third wave, and this current wave, I have to tell you, is kicking my ass. For...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...