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  • Thank you to Freepers who boycotted the Super Bore/Bowl

    02/06/2018 11:36:48 AM PST · by beergarden · 374 replies
    You have placed your country above a stupid game. Isn't it great a number of Freepers here put their money where their mouths are and when they say they boycott the NFL..they actually do. Unlike some..well, never mind ;)
  • Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons

    01/23/2018 9:38:02 AM PST · by DFG · 65 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 01/23/2018 | Steven Lemongello
    Florida voters will decide this fall if 1.5 million felons will get their voting rights back. Desmond Meade of Orlando and his group Floridians for Fair Democracy successfully gathered more than 799,000 certified signatures in their years-long petition drive, just a week before the deadline to reach the required total of about 766,000. On Tuesday, the state certified the initiative for the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved by 60 percent of voters in the fall, the amendment would restore voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions after they fully complete their sentences, including parole or probation. Those convicted of murder...
  • NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

    01/23/2018 6:35:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes
    The National Football League has rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans urging people to stand for the national anthem. The nation's largest veterans service organization had been invited by the NFL to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program. AMVET's advertisement included a two-word message - "#PleaseStand." Click here to see the ad.
  • Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for New Year:“Felons,Illegals and MS13 Welcome

    01/01/2018 3:12:25 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 01/01/2018 | Jim Hoft
    full title: PHOTOS=> Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!” Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the “Welcome to California” highway signs. The signs were put up north of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Primm, Nevada and on Highway 95 in California and read “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!” The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status. NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action. Here are a few...
  • Buffalo Bills: The Playoff Drought is Over!

    12/31/2017 5:19:50 PM PST · by jimjohn · 61 replies
    self | jimjohn
    In Western NY and Southern Ontario - Party like its 1999!!! WOOHOO!!!!!
  • NFL looking at game plan to recover from record-low TV ratings

    12/26/2017 8:10:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 111 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2017 | Jeff Mordock
    The NFL is approaching the playoffs looking for a ratings turnaround after a year of record-low television numbers. Outcry over players protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t helping, but it’s only one of several reasons fans are turning away from professional football, media analysts say.
  • Man says cops ordered him to cut off his dog’s head or go to jail

    12/05/2017 10:41:42 AM PST · by familyop · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05DEC17 | Laura Corley
    Nate Goodwin says Crawford County deputies told him he needed to decapitate his dead pit bull or go to jail. His dog Big Boy was shot and killed earlier by a deputy after it bit a neighbor and lunged toward the deputy...“She gonna place that into the bag and they got to freeze it,” Hollis said in the video. “That can be tested for rabies, OK?”...On Monday, Goodwin told The Telegraph that the officers offered him the option to call a veterinarian and pay to have the head removed.
  • Thousands Of Alabama Felons Register To Vote In Last-Minute Push

    11/29/2017 10:12:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    AL ^ | 11/27/17 | Connor Sheets
    Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth. Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election. "In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state," Glasgow, president of Dothan's The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday....
  • 12 reasons Michelle Obama will run in 2020(BARF ALERT!)

    11/28/2017 10:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 11/28/2017 | Farrah
    That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, does anyone really doubt she would? Here, then, are 12 reasons she will. She outpolls all other Democrats:According to a Zogby poll last month, she leads the pack of potential Democratic candidates, despite her insistence that she would “never run.” The only others even close are Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders – two very old white men. That’s...
  • Conyers: Allow 'People Who are Incarcerated' to Vote

    11/21/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that all felons should have the right to vote. “I’m for allowing people who are incarcerated to have the right to vote. Why not? They’re citizens. No matter what they’ve done, and I’m not defending any of their conduct, but all of it wasn’t bad – but all I’m saying is expanding the vote and eliminating structural barriers is critical,” Conyers said at this month’s annual Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill. “It’s not an exaggeration...
  • In Virginia, Ex-Felons Voted For The First Time After Regaining Their Rights

    11/08/2017 6:57:40 AM PST · by sdthree · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/07/2017 09:59 pm ET | Sam Levine
    During Tuesday’s election in Virginia, Williams had originally planned to go and vote right at 6 a.m., but her ride was delayed a few hours. Williams, a former felon, lost her right to vote decades ago because she was convicted of a felony and Virginia bars felons from voting unless that right is restored by the governor. Williams, who is now back in school working to earn a degree that will help her become an auto-mechanic, said she was last in prison in 2014, but only recently had her voting rights restored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). And so on...
  • The NFL Just Turned Into the UFC

    11/05/2017 10:32:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Saturday night’s UFC 217 event seems to have inspired some of the NFL’s wide receivers. Late in the second quarter of the Jacksonville-Cincinnati game on Sunday, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey were both ejected for fighting. After a play was blown dead just seconds before the end of the first half, Ramsey shoved Green to the ground. Green got up, put Ramsey in a chokehold, threw him down, and began punching Ramsey’s helmet. As Ramsey rose up to his knees, Green put him in a second chokehold and slammed him back to the ground...
  • Antifa has a rapid response team that targets alt-right organizers

    09/07/2017 6:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 9/5/2017 | Will Carless
    The Signal messages appear in staccato bursts: “We all in blac bloc bout to join.” “We in the streets.” Looking up from my cellphone, I see them coming: a platoon clad head to toe in black, marching in formation like some sort of dystopian Roman legion. They’re carrying flags and holding shields, some embossed with the black-and-red logo of the anti-fascist movement. As they approach the column of protesters already marching toward Berkeley City Hall, they start banging on their shields, chanting: “Ah – anti! – Anti-fascista! Ah – anti! – Anti-fascista!” Hundreds in the main crowd – from small...
  • Court Stunned As Key Florida Democratic Election Official Admits Truth On Voting

    09/01/2017 7:13:45 PM PDT · by · 48 replies
    During the 2016 presidential election, one of the most controversial claims made by then-candidate Donald Trump was that Democrats were allowing illegal aliens to vote, being a remark that got brutally criticized by the mainstream media, which accused him of spreading false claims. However, almost a year after he became president, this controversial comment proved to be true, after a key election official in Florida admitted that actually happened. Her name is Brenda Snipes, an Elections Supervisor who revealed that both noncitizens and felons have voted illegally in Broward County. She made this comment in order to defend her office...
  • Durham District Attorney Hints He Will Go Easy on Statue Vandals

    08/27/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | Tom Knighton
    Activists who toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier just days after Charlottesville perhaps thought they were doing God's work ... at least until they got arrested. At that moment, it's hard to imagine that the enormity of what they'd done didn't slam into them. After all, they'd destroyed public property and been stupid enough to do so on video. But perhaps they need not worry too much. It seems that the district attorney is going to let Leftist ideology mitigate his prosecution:
  • Antifa Has A New Cell In Philly, And They’re Calling For Property Seizures, Violence On Police...

    08/26/2017 7:55:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    An armed Antifa group is launching a new cell in Philadelphia, with support from the “alt-left” alternative media. The group currently hosts anti-police workshops called “Our Enemies in Blue.” The group draws inspiration from convicted murderers and calls for violence against the police, theft of goods, and armed insurrection. Antifa websites like It’s Going Down, Sub.Media and Insurrection News have been promoting the group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, calling on their readers to donate to a Fundrazr account for the creation of the new cell. The press release the group published in far-left media is filled with...
  • Antifa Protester Yvette Felarca Says Violence Against The Far-Right Is ‘Not A Crime’

    08/20/2017 9:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Yvette Felarca, the Berkeley area school teacher and militant left-wing protester responsible for organizing the riot at the University of California, Berkeley in February 2017, claims that violence against the far-right is “not a crime.” Felarca, who belongs to “By Any Means Necessary,” a far-left group, is currently facing assault charges after she was caught on video assaulting a white supremacist during a July 2016 rally in Sacramento, Cali. The school teacher and her compatriots engaged in violent clashes against members of the far-right Traditional Worker’s Party, which had a permit to march in the city. The violence between the...
  • Takiyah Thompson, Hailed As ‘Hero,’ Showered With Support For Toppling Confederate Statue

    08/16/2017 8:47:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 8/16/2017 | Zeba Blay
    Takiyah Thompson, a 22-year-old student activist who participated in tearing down a Confederate statue during a protest in Durham, North Carolina has been released from jail. Thompson is now one of four people as of Wednesday afternoon who have been arrested for damaging the monument, a move that many are calling out as unjust.
  • The pro-business argument to erase the arrest records of some felons

    08/04/2017 3:36:50 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 39 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | August 2, 2017 | Rudolph Bell
    For people with criminal records, finding a job can be hard. Their job applications may go straight to the trash bin if they truthfully answer a question about whether they were ever convicted of a felony. It usually doesn’t matter if the conviction was a drug charge or other kind of nonviolent crime decades ago when they were young and impressionable. They don’t get the chance to explain. For years, sympathetic lawmakers and social justice activists have proposed changing South Carolina law to make it easier for people to have certain crimes expunged from their records. But those bills could...
  • Second Chance for Employment Act takes effect in West Virginia

    07/10/2017 2:25:42 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 23 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | July 10, 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Non-violent felons can petition the court to have their sentences reduced to misdemeanors, according to a new law in West Virginia. The West Virginia Second Chance for Employment Act took effect Friday. Governor Jim Justice signed the bill in April after it passed the Legislature during this year’s session. Senator Glen Jeffries (D-Putnam, 08) introduced the bill after meeting with several business owners who wanted to hire people, but were not able to due to their previous felony convictions. “We have a significant amount of people in West Virginia that are in that scenario and we believe...