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  • People Are Calling For A Total Ban On Cotton Because — You Guessed It — Racism

    09/19/2017 5:46:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jena Greene
    A woman in Texas berated Hobby Lobby last week for selling cotton as a decorative home accessory. This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way.PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor".Daniell Rider posted her complaint to the craft store’s Facebook page: There is nothing decorative about raw cotton. A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE this decor. The post received close to 15,000 shares and...
  • Hobby Lobby’s ‘offensive’ decoration has gone bonkers viral — 33k Facebook reactions and counting

    09/17/2017 8:44:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/17/17 | Sarah Taylor
    Daniell Rider, a Hobby Lobby consumer, found a decoration at one of their stores so offensive, she shared the image on Facebook requesting that they remove the decor from their shelves. What was it? Rider on Thursday shared a photo of a shelf with glass bottles containing what appear to be replicas of raw cotton plants. She captioned the photo, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves.” “A little sensitivity goes a long way,” she added. “PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor.'” What...
  • Lipscomb University president offers apology over ‘offensive’ centerpiece

    09/16/2017 5:45:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The president of Lipscomb University has issued an apology after a centerpiece in his home was deemed offensive by students. According to a Facebook post, President Randy Lowry invited African-American students to his home for dinner to discuss their experience at the university. In an email to the Lipscomb community, Lowry said several of the students shared their concern about “material used for centerpieces which contained stalks of cotton.” “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity. I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we...
  • Wal*Mart Cotton Making me Itch [aw!m vanity]

    09/07/2017 4:08:44 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 56 replies
    I love Wal*Mart, but I hate a lot of their cotton clothing, especially if it comes from India. Is it just me? Makes me itch right away, a lingering itch. And today I tried on some cotton clothes from Pakistan --same problem.
  • Republicans Make Moves for 2020 as Trump Doubts Grow

    08/05/2017 11:20:43 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago. President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t...
  • Persistence Always Pays

    06/19/2017 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Thinning Cotton, Growing up on the Mississippi Delta When I was a boy, my father worried that I was unlikely to go far in life until I overcame my stubborn nature, and whenever he tried to convince me of that, I stubbornly persisted the he was confusing stubbornness with persistence. One day, after putting up with my hard-headedness as long as he intended to, he said, “Junior, since you work with Jaybird every day, I’ll ask him about all this persistence you profess to have.” Early the next morning, my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird took his work crew...
  • Sen. Cotton and AG Sessions Mock Russian Conspiracy Theory, Destroy Media Narrative!

    06/13/2017 3:19:10 PM PDT · by nodwam · 28 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 06/13/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Senator Cotton ripped his colleagues and the press for their Russian Conspiracy theories, saying "We have now heard from six of the eight Democrats on this committee and to my knowledge I don't think a single one of them asked that question. They've gone down lots of other rabbit trails not that question, maybe that is because Jim Comey said last week as he said to Donald Trump that on three times he assured him he was not under investigation. Maybe it's because multiple Democrats on this committee have stated they have seen no evidence thus far after six months...
  • NYT Offers Totally Inadequate Defense Of Story Comey Says Is False

    06/10/2017 4:18:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    There’s something odd about the explanation The New York Times offered for standing by a blockbuster report that former FBI Director James Comey characterized as “almost entirely wrong” in testimony before Congress Thursday. “Would it be fair to characterize that story as almost entirely wrong?” Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked Comey during the hearing. “Yes,” Comey replied. And at another point in the hearing he said of the report, “in the main it was not true.” The paper of record reported Feb. 14 that U.S. intelligence officials had intercepted repeated communications between the Trump campaign and senior Russian intelligence officials...
  • Donald Trump To Dine With Two Senators Who Will Question James Comey

    06/06/2017 9:45:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/06/2017
    Donald Trump is dining at the White House Tuesday night with two senators who will question former FBI Director James Comey Thursday. Sens. Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Todd Young, Cory Gardner, and Reps. Francis Rooney and Lee Zeldin have all been invited to dinner with the president in the residence at 6:30 p.m. Rubio and Cotton, who are both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, are then scheduled to question Comey during an open and closed session hearing Thursday.
  • GOP's Cotton in Iowa: "I'm ready for that new beginning."

    05/20/2017 3:54:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    WBOC/Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 | Thomas Beaumont
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton declared Americans "ready for that new beginning" in Iowa Friday, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. The 40-year-old freshman Republican senator sounded national themes as the guest at the Pottawattamie County Republican Party's annual fundraiser in Council Bluffs in conservative western Iowa. It was a role thick with presidential implications despite Trump's solid standing among Iowa Republicans less than four months into his term.
  • The O'Reilly Factor - 3/7/17 | Part 1 - Tom Cotton [committee knows names]

    03/07/2017 6:35:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 143 replies
    Tom Cotton confirms that the communications between Flynn and Russian ambassador were wiretapped, admits he knows which agency was in charge of the tap and who ordered it. Cotton also revealed that the DOJ has been leaking classified information received from the FBI to former Obama Administration employees and that they know which former Obama administration employees leaked said info to the press.
  • Tom Cotton: ‘The Powerful and Elite Reap the Benefits of a Constant Influx of Low-Skill Labor’

    02/25/2017 6:08:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton responded to New York Times columnist David Brooks over his claims that curbing mass immigration would cripple the U.S., tweeting that an influx of low-skilled labor hurts the employment prospects of young Americans, minorities, and established immigrants. Cotton has sponsored a bill cutting annual immigration flows into the U.S. by half, by limiting entry to 500,000 foreign workers each years. It’s a popular position for a wide swath of voters: 54 percent want immigration halved or reduced to zero, including 22 percent who want a total moratorium. That includes 68 percent of Republicans and 45...
  • Perdue, Cotton File RAISE Act to Reform Outdated Immigration System, Protect American Workers

    02/07/2017 1:47:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL W. MCCABE
    Two Republican senators took up the baton for populist immigration reform Tuesday when they announced their Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act, designed to raise wages for ordinary Americans, restore legacy immigration levels, and reset family and worker visa programs. “We are taking action to fix some of the shortcomings in our legal immigration system—returning to our historically normal levels of legal immigration will help improve the quality of American jobs and wages,” said Georgia’s Sen. David A. Perdue Jr., who served on the chamber’s Judiciary Committee and was one the first and foremost Senate supporters of...
  • Exclusive — Sen. Tom Cotton: Time to Cut Immigration Levels, Shift Focus to Helping American [Trun]

    02/07/2017 10:28:35 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is introducing legislation on Tuesday with Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) designed to cut the level of immigration into the United States in half, with the express intent of refocusing the nation’s immigration policy onto helping American workers instead of foreigners first. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday morning, Cotton explained that the legislation will cut the number of green cards given out every year from about a million a year down to about half a million a year—all designed to help the forgotten American worker who has gotten a “raw deal” thanks to...
  • Tom Cotton's Fiery Exchange With Schumer Over Stalled Nominations

    01/24/2017 1:19:16 AM PST · by yoe · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien Cortney O'Brien
    Tensions were high on the Senate floor Friday afternoon when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared to go back on his word and delay the vote to confirm Mike Pompeo as CIA director. Republicans accused him of lying and demanded he stick by his words. (how it went down)[snip] Cotton angrily confronted Schumer about his broken promise. According to witnesses, Schumer told Cotton to lower his voice and asked him move off of the Senate floor to an adjacent hallway for a private discussion. "We need to take this out into the hallway," Schumer said. Cotton walked with Schumer but...
  • Chuck Schumer Probably Shouldn’t Have Insulted Tom Cotton About Where He Was Eight Years Ago

    01/23/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    iheart.com ^ | 1/23/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Sens. Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer reportedly got into an angry confrontation on the Senate floor Friday over Senate Democrats delaying the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director, The Weekly Standard reports. Cotton was reportedly irate with Schumer’s delay of the confirmation vote and loudly accosted him on the Senate floor. Schumer retorted that the Senate had never confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day, adding that Senate Republicans also did not do so for former President Barack Obama. He continued that Cotton would have known this precedent if he had been in the Senate eight years previously....
  • Sen. Cotton: Make Immigration Policy Benefit American Workers

    12/30/2016 10:17:57 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 46 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Dec 29th 2016 | Van Esser
    In a New York Times op-ed entitled “Fix Immigration. It’s What Voters Want” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., argues President-elect Trump “has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers.” He says the nation needs an immigration policy that focuses less on powerful special interests and more on everyone else. Below are excerpts from his op-ed [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/opinion/tom-cotton-fix-immigration-its-what-voters-want.html?_r=1]. "[P]owerful industries [that] benefit from [high] immigration…contend that stricter immigration enforcement will further shrink the pool of workers and raise their wages. They argue that closing our borders...
  • Tom Cotton For Defense Secretary?

    11/16/2016 1:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/16/16 | Katie Pavlich
    Army veteran and Republican Senator Tom Cotton was reportedly seen at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday, fueling speculation he is being considered as the next Secretary of Defense. Cotton has been a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal and has been critical of President Obama's foreign policy and national security positions. Senator Jeff Sessions and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, who lost her re-election bid last week, are also reportedly being considered for the position.
  • Oldest textile dyed indigo blue found [6200 yrs]

    09/14/2016 8:25:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/13/2016 | Staff
    George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue. Credit: Lauren Urana The discovery marks the earliest use of indigo as a dye, a technically challenging color to produce. According to Jeffrey Splitstoser, lead author of a paper on the discovery and assistant research professor of anthropology at the George Washington University, the finding speaks to the sophisticated textile technology ancient Andean people developed 6,200 years ago. "Some of the world's most significant technological achievements were...
  • Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Trump running mate

    07/04/2016 2:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday’s Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Rounding out the top five were three former Republican presidential candidates: ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas....