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  • Tucker Carlson torches Twitter fact-check of Trump as 'a lie' and 'a form of political censorship'

    05/27/2020 11:05:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Tucker Carlson accused Twitter on Wednesday of "purg[ing]" political viewpoints one day after the social media platform "fact-checked" a tweet by President Trump opposing mail-in voting during elections. The "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by "stating the obvious," telling his viewers that Trump tweets "an awful lot, and many wish he wouldn't." "Whether or not it’s politically wise ... Donald Trump has an absolute right as an American to express what he actually thinks, even if every other person on Earth disagreed with him," Carlson said. "When they used to tell you this was a free country ......
  • Kathy Griffin: Stabbing Trump with syringe containing 'nothing but air inside' would 'do the trick'

    05/26/2020 9:52:14 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/26/2020 | Anthony Leonardi
    Kathy Griffin advocated plunging an air-filled syringe into President Trump. Reacting to a tweet from CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, which said Trump pondered whether or not he should be given an insulin regimen at a White House diabetes event on Tuesday, the comedienne said: "Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick. F--- TRUMP."
  • Trump mulls forming panel to investigate anticonservative bias on social media: report

    05/23/2020 3:17:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/20 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump is considering creating a panel to oversee complaints of bias against conservatives by social media platforms in a move that would likely spark pushback from tech companies. The plans are still being mulled, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal, but options could include the creation of a formal White House commission on the allegations. “Left-wing bias in the tech world is a con­cern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with,” a White House official told The...
  • OUR CONSTITUTION VERSUS THE LAMP POST

    05/21/2020 12:58:10 PM PDT · by windhover · 7 replies
    Vanity- Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/2020 | windhover
    The French have a saying that has its origin and meaning in revolution: "We obey tyrants until we hang them from lamp posts". Later-on the Guillotine was invented to carry out this principle more effectively. Fortunately, in America we have an option to the annihilation of tyranny by lamp post. We have the Constitution of the United States of America that guarantees our freedom,the right to live, equality under the law, the separation of powers, and elections to throw the tyrants out.
  • John Brennan Goes Berserk After His Role in Unmasking General Mike Flynn Revealed

    05/15/2020 6:59:37 AM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/14/2020 | Christina Laila
    Former CIA Director and Spygate ringleader John Brennan lashed out at Trump again on Thursday suggesting the President is a ‘despot.’ CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge on Wednesday obtained the list of Obama operatives who unmasked General Flynn and released it to the public. Names included former VP Joe Biden, former CIA Director John Brennan, Samantha Power, former DNI chief James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey and others. Brennan’s role in the unmasking of General Flynn was revealed and US Attorney John Durham is now looking at the unmasking list. Brennan is angry and lashed out at Trump on...
  • NBC Opinion: Michigan coronavirus protesters shout 'liberty!' -- as right-wing rhetoric weaponizes freedom

    05/14/2020 3:05:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 14, 2020 | By Marcie Bianco
    What is the difference between liberty and freedom in the eyes of many Americans? Absolutely nothing. And therein lies not only the problem driving the culture war around coronavirus shelter-in-place orders but also arguably the crux of all fronts of America's culture wars, from guns to religion to speech to - now, it seems - haircuts. It is a slippage skillfully leveraged by conservatives. This week in Michigan, armed protesters are heeding the call. But the petulant rallying cries echo across the United States. "Give me liberty or give me death!" - so goes the universal whine, lifted from Patrick...
  • Michigan governor says protests 'make it likelier' stay-at-home orders will stay in place longer

    05/13/2020 6:34:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2020 | Leah Asmelash
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the protests in the state's capital city against state measures meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus make it more likely that the state will have to keep restrictions in place longer. Appearing Monday on ABC's "The View," Whitmer, a Democrat, was asked about the pushback against her administration's coronavirus restrictions. There have been multiple protests in the state's capital city of Lansing in the past few weeks, including one late last month that saw protesters -- some of them armed -- entering the state Capitol, screaming at law enforcement officers and...
  • The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

    05/11/2020 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Substack ^ | Apr 30 | Matt Taibbi
    Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free speech poses to American society in the coronavirus era. The headline: Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal In the debate over freedom versus control of the global network, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong. Authored by a pair of law professors from Harvard and the University of Arizona, Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods, the piece argued that the American and Chinese approaches to monitoring...
  • No, Mike Pence Did Not Deliver Empty Boxes To A Nursing Home For A Publicity Stunt

    05/08/2020 10:03:36 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 8th 2020 | David Mack
    A viral clip from comedian Jimmy Kimmel was edited to remove some important context. On his Thursday night show, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel used a clip of Pence at the nursing home to suggest there was nothing inside the boxes. "Since it was going so well and also because he didn't realize he had a mic on, Magic Mike decided to keep it going," said Kimmel. "Listen in closely here." Kimmel then cut to video showing the vice president inquiring about the last boxes in the van before being told they were empty. "Well, can I carry the empty ones?...
  • Michael Jordan admits 'Republicans buy sneakers too' comment was made in jest, didn't see himself as political activist

    05/04/2020 7:42:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    Foc News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Ray Gaydos
    Michael Jordan mostly kept himself out of controversy at the height of his fame with the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s but it was a comment about selling sneakers that drew the most ire. Jordan’s comment, “Republicans buy sneakers too,” resurfaced Sunday night in an episode of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary. Jordan admitted that the remark, which was made during the 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between Democrat challenger Harvey Gantt and incumbent Republican Jesse Helms was "said in jest.”
  • Marquette County teen sues sheriff who ordered her to delete Instagram post

    04/17/2020 4:39:18 AM PDT · by lionstar · 70 replies
    wkow.com ^ | April 16, 2020 | Dan Plutchak
    MADISON (WKOW) — A Marquette County teen has filed a federal lawsuit against the Marquette County Sheriff, who she says ordered her to remove an Instagram post about recovering from COVID-19. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday on behalf of Amyiah Cohoon and her parents, Richand and Angela, against Marquette County Sheriff Joseph Konrath and a patrol sergeant for violating the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The lawsuit results from a March incident where Marquette County law enforcement threatened Cohoon and her parents with arrest unless an Instagram post was removed. According...
  • Enough Already With The Help

    04/13/2020 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 13, 2020 | Mark Landsbaum
    Yours truly was one of many who early on cheered the government for aggressively curbing everyone’s activity to slow the spread of COVID-19. At the time, it seemed such a clear choice between life and death. Admittedly, I was squeamish endorsing government controls, something I’ve spent decades writing to oppose. What could possibly go wrong? As Benjamin Franklin said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Franklin recognized a false trade-off when he saw one. It took yours truly only a couple weeks to see the same picture. Every...
  • Former Hillary Clinton staffer tells Trump supporters to ‘chew some ibuprofen and be on with your day,’ refuse ventilators

    03/29/2020 6:47:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 28, 2020 | Brett T.
    The Western New York regional director for both Sens. Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand has lost her job at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute after telling Trump supporters on Facebook that if COVID-19 is just a hoax they should refuse ventilators and just “chew some ibuprofen” if they’ve contracted the virus. The Buffalo News reports that Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park’s vice president for external affairs, was fired after an investigation into her remarks, while a co-worker, Lisa LaTrovato, is on leave for her comments
  • No PBS, Shooting Republicans Is Not A Laughing Matter

    03/23/2020 4:17:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2020 | Jake Hoffman
    “If they don’t change the statute… they should be shot.” Based on the liberal mainstream media’s usual narrative you might guess those words were said by some mean conservative; however, you would be wrong. Those violence-inciting words were proclaimed with apparent pleasure by a leftist pundit on a taxpayer-funded PBS channel—and to make it worse, the PBS host, Ted Simons, not only failed to rebuke the comment, he can be heard chuckling at it. Watch the exchange here. Leftist activist and political commentator, Chris Herstam, was speaking about Republican lawmakers when he decided to threaten them. Many of our state...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump’s impeachment defense (mega BARF alert)

    01/21/2020 2:50:49 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 20, 2020 | Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward / Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. The claim marked a week of frequent exaggeration and distortion by the president heading into the opening statements of his impeachment trial. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn’t the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic proportions, Trump’s two trade deals don’t stand atop the field of presidential endeavors. One is a partial settlement of...
  • Eric Holder and Wapo threaten U.S. Attorney John Durham for looking into spygate

    12/23/2019 3:25:09 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    dailytorch.com ^ | 12/23/19 | Bill Wilson
    Eric Holder and Wapo threaten U.S. Attorney John Durham for looking into spygate We’ve all heard the joke. A thuggish looking guy walks into a business he is trying to shakedown and says, “Nice little store you have here. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.” Wink, wink. The message is crystal clear; do what the bully wants or else something really bad is going to happen. This scene has now played out in real life. In a so-called “news” article in the Washington Post recently, “Experts fear Durham’s Reputation at Risk in FBI Probe,” the newsletter for...
  • It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

    12/22/2019 9:05:45 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    December 22, 2019 | Mark Mazzetti, Nicole Perlroth and Ronen Bergman
    ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race. IMAGE: The Aldar Building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the Emirates’ signals intelligence agency and Pax AI, a data mining firm linked to ToTok, have their offices.  Photo Credit...Ben Job/ReutersWASHINGTON — It is billed as an easy and secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family, even in a country that has restricted popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Skype.But the service, ToTok, is actually a spying tool, according to American officials...
  • Russian Museum Cafe Stops Selling Stalin Chocolate After Outcry

    12/16/2019 9:50:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2019
    A cafe in a museum in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, has stopped selling chocolate bars with the portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on its cover after a public outcry. The museum's administration told RFE/RL on December 16 that it pulled the chocolates from the cafe's shelves after it learned they were on sale in its cafe via the Internet. According to the museum’s press service, the administration of the museum was unaware that the cafe's owner had bought such chocolate bars. A day earlier, a Facebook user named Vadim Fialko placed a photo of the bar with...
  • UN Bureaucrats Chow Down On Burgers – While Attacking Meat

    12/15/2019 7:37:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2019 | Craig Rucker
    They came for your car, your light bulb, your dishwasher and washing machine, your toilet, your electricity, your airline flight and so much more. Now you can add your burger and steak to their list of what they want to legislate, regulate and confiscate out of your existence. YOUR existence. Not theirs. The global warming agenda is the gift that keeps on giving for everyone who wants to control what you do. Dangerous manmade climate change justifies all manner of meddling, in the name of saving the planet. And like the mafia UN cops want a piece of the action...
  • Illinois Town Posts Job Opening… Now Hiring, For Democrats Only

    12/15/2019 10:46:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you happen to live in or around Joliet Township in Illinois, located a bit to the southwest of Chicago, and you happen to be looking for work, there’s some good news coming your way. The Township is looking to hire a new clerk. If you’re interested, the job will entail many of the tasks you’d likely expect, including answering phones, filing and making copies. There is one special requirement, however. You have to be a Democrat to apply. (CBS Chicago) A help-wanted ad in the suburbs raised eyebrows this week – with its suggestion that only Democrats need...