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  • Stand up for nature and against climate change by keeping Obama Center out of Jackson Park

    10/13/2019 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Letters to the Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/03/19 | Ross Petersen
    Lately, there has been much attention paid to the topic of climate change, and what we are doing about it. We can start by taking a stand to save Jackson Park. **SNIP** There are locations directly across the street on Stony Island. There are properties owned by the University of Chicago near Washington Park. These properties are outside of the parks themselves, and would both enlarge as well as bring businesses into the community. Parks like Jackson and Washington provide much-needed contact with nature and many benefits to the public, including trees, which are the lungs of a city.
  • City of Jackson (Mississippi) puts buffer zones in place to silence pro-life protesters

    10/07/2019 2:28:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 6, 2019 | Laura Nicole |
    The city council of Jackson, Mississippi voted 3-1 to enact 15-foot “buffer zones” around all medical facilities, including abortion facilities, where police will also be required to enforce restrictions on noise, such as “shouting.” Although the buffer zones are supposedly intended to apply to any health facility in the area, there is broad consensus that the law is actually aimed at pro-lifers protesting outside the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s only abortion facility. Supporters of the law claim it gives women “personal space,” but opponents point out that such buffer zones are an unconstitutional violation of free speech on...
  • City of Jackson to discuss possible “buffer zone” for Mississippi’s only abortion-providing clinic

    09/26/2019 6:57:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WLBT ^ | SEPT. 25, 2019 | Chelsey Sellars
    JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Most mornings outside of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization start out with anti-abortion advocates picketing and making noise as patients make their way inside. “People scream at women coming in here that they are murderers, that they’re here to kill their baby. No one should have to be subjected to that. They walk right up to them, give them no space,” said Derenda Hancock, an organizer with Pinkhouse Defenders. She and the other members escort people in and out of the clinic. The City of Jackson is introducing an ordinance that would push these protesters back...
  • JESSE JACKSON: Can America Break Its Gun Addiction? (No puedes inventar esto)

    09/22/2019 12:36:55 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 49 replies
    Washington Informer ^ | September 18, 2019 | JESSE JACKSON (his PR team really)
    After mass shootings in Southaven, Mississippi; Dayton, Ohio; and Midland, El Paso and Odessa, Texas, public demand for sensible gun reform once more soared. And once more, Republican politicians, led by President Donald Trump, were intimidated into inaction by the gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association. Remarkably, it was America’s largest retailer — Walmart — that exhibited the courage politicians lacked. It was in a Walmart store in El Paso where a gunman armed with an assault-style rifle, roused by the hate-filled rhetoric about a Latino “invasion” of our country, shot 48 people, killing 22. Walmart CEO Doug...
  • Karma: Samuel L. Jackson Happy To lose Fans Over His Anti-Trump Rants – His Latest Movie Just Bombed

    09/05/2019 10:40:24 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 52 replies ^ | 9-5-19 | Missy Crane
    Full title: Karma: Samuel L. Jackson Said He’s Happy To lose Fans Over His Anti-Trump Rants – His Latest Movie Just Bombed According to, Shaft was a world wide flop. The movie cost about $35 million to make, and only grossed “world wide” a dismal $16 million and is listed as as one of the biggest box office flops of 2019.
  • Jackson Board Members Resign after Attending Meeting to Stop Jewish Development

    08/27/2019 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 38 replies
    Hamodia ^ | 8/26/2019 | Mordechai Wincorn
    Three members of Jackson Township boards dealing with development have tendered their resignations, following the release of recordings of their attendance at a meeting aimed at stopping the construction of a housing project geared towards Orthodox Jews. Controversy began after an anonymous leak to local officials and media surfaced that Richard Egan, who was a member of Jackson’s Planning Board, and Sheldon Hofstein and Joseph Sullivan who served on its Zoning Board, were present at what was labeled as the town’s inaugural CUPON meeting. CUPON (Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhoods) has been active in New York’s Rockland County for...
  • Meeting on impact of Obama Presidential Center shows little has changed at City Hall...

    08/17/2019 2:08:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/14/19 | Fran Spielman
    **SNIP** “Under the federally-mandated review process, there should be a full study and consideration of ways, first to avoid, then to minimize and then, as a last resort, to mitigate the adverse effects of the plans to build the OPC in historic Jackson Park,” the letter states. Instead, “virtually all the focus” of the City Hall presentation was on “how the city was looking at mitigation. ... They completely skipped consideration of avoidance and minimization,” the letter states. As a result, the meeting “felt a lot like meetings past: an engineered agenda with a pre-determined outcome, paying lip service only...
  • Trial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed (Gregory Craig)

    08/13/2019 9:53:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels
    The trial of a former White House counsel in the Obama administration was postponed suddenly on Tuesday amid concerns about the jury selection process. Politico first reported that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case, announced she may have violated Gregory Craig's right to a public trial by limiting public access to jury selection. Proceedings in the trial began Monday, with opening statements expected to take place Tuesday morning. Politico reported that Jackson thought the trial might have to be postponed to November to find another group to lead jury selection. Politico noted that the process...
  • Help the environment, save Jackson Park’s trees and pick new Obama Center site

    08/11/2019 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Suntimes ^ | 8/05/19 | Charlotte Adelman
    In the interest of fiscal and environmental responsibility, Mayor Lori Lightfoot should declare Jackson Park off-limits to construction and spare the hundreds of historic trees slated for clear-cutting. Trees help Chicago offset global warming. Recent United Nations and Science reports prioritize massive tree planting to absorb and sequester CO2. Destroying Jackson Park’s mature trees releases stored CO2 into the atmosphere. Saving them saves Illinois taxpayers $199 million. **SNIP** Building the OPC in a South Side neighborhood replaces unused buildings and empty lots, and facilitates business development. Choosing an already accessible location is infinitely fiscally and environmentally smarter than taxing Illinois...
  • Texan Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, John Ratcliffe weigh in on obstruction, investigative methods

    07/25/2019 3:46:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    KHOU ^ | 7/24/19 | Abby Livingston
    **SNIP** Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, asked, "Does obstruction of justice warrant a lot of time in jail if you were convicted?" Mueller replied, "Yes."
  • Mississippi state House candidate kills wife, self after being served divorce papers, police say

    07/22/2019 1:52:18 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 44 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a candidate for the Mississippi state Legislature entered a medical clinic and shot his wife before shooting himself. Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said that Carl Robinson entered Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp, Mississippi, and shot LaToya Thompson before fatally shooting himself around 10 a.m. Tuesday. "Witnesses reported seeing Robinson stomping outside the clinic before going inside the clinic. A .38-caliber hammerless Smith and Wesson pistol was found at the scene of the shooting," Dickerson told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Thompson died while waiting for a helicopter to transport her to a hospital,...
  • New Shaft Movie Dies at the Box Office!!!!!!

    06/16/2019 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 78 replies
    Vanity | 06-16-2019 | Captain Peter Blood
    Well according to Box Office Mojo this morning the recent Shaft movie starring Free Republic Fan Favorite Samuel L. Jackson BOMBED at the Box Office over the weekend. Total Domestic Gross $8.3 Million. What a huge disappointment for the studio.
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to block Obama center construction in Chicago's Jackson Park

    06/11/2019 11:27:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/11/2019 | Lolly Bowean
    In a surprising move, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Chicago was within its authority when it approved the Obama Foundation’s plan to construct the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. After listening to nearly an hour of arguments on both sides, U.S. Judge John Robert Blakey said the construction to the sprawling Obama Center campus can begin and dismissed the lawsuit filed by environmentalists that aimed to halt it. Technically, the foundation still has to finish a federal review process before it can break ground on the $500 million development. But Tuesday’s decision removed one major...
  • NJ2AS filing complaints against police departments for violating firearm laws (New Jersey)

    05/07/2019 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 9 replies
    New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society ^ | 5/6/2019 | Alexandar Rubin
    In September of 2018, NJ2AS relaunched our signature initiative - Operation Establish Compliance X (OECX). We asked members to provide us tips on government agencies and police departments that were illegally adding additional requirements to the firearm application process, or unnecessarily adding excessive delays to the permit process. The response was overwhelming. Over the past several months, NJ2AS has led more undercover investigations to document and record the departments we received tips on to irrefutably capture the illegal requirements and delays from police departments that believe they are above the Constitution. This week, NJ2AS will be filing a complaint with...
  • A town is being haunted by mysterious mashed potatoes — and no one knows who is putting them there

    04/12/2019 11:15:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Insider ^ | 04/12/2019 | Susanna Heller
    <p>It sounds harmless, silly even. But for residents of the Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, it's becoming something of a serious concern: Bowls of mashed potatoes are showing up everywhere and no one knows where they are coming from, reported the Washington Post.</p>
  • Chicago's police union is 'the sworn enemy of black people,' Rep. Bobby Rush says after protest

    04/06/2019 8:31:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/06/19 | Juan Perez Jr.
    After a week of heated protests and calls for her resignation, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and African-American leaders condemned Chicago’s police union and defended how the prosecutor’s office addressed an actor’s alleged hate crime hoax. Foxx vowed to remain at her post during a Saturday news conference, despite intense controversy sparked in March when her office dropped a 16-count indictment that accused television actor Jussie Smollett of orchestrating a racist and homophobic attack on himself to advance his career. Foxx declined to address “the substance of the case” with reporters gathered at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition...
  • Jackson Park Watch Update – March 30, 2019 (Hussein liebarry)

    04/04/2019 3:08:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Jackson Park Watch ^ | 3/30/19 | Brenda Nelms, Margaret Schmid
    Jackson Park Watch Update – March 30, 2019 POSTED ON MARCH 30, 2019 BY JACKSON PARK WATCH Greetings, all! There have been a variety of interesting developments. We note them below. Major grant to Protect Our Parks Of great interest is the $100,000 grant given to Protect Our Parks by the Reva and David Logan Foundation to help fund its lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District. That lawsuit concerns the siting of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. The fact that this was described as an “initial” grant makes it even more significant. In the...
  • Barbra Streisand ‘Profoundly Sorry’ For Michael Jackson Comments

    03/25/2019 12:31:12 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 3/25/2018 | PAUL BOIS
    After facing an onslaught of intense backlash and severe scrutiny, singer Barbra Streisand is "profoundly sorry" for saying that pop icon Michael Jackson's alleged serial molestation of children was simply the satisfaction of "sexual needs" that ultimately brought little to no harm to his victims.
  • Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were thrilled to be there

    03/23/2019 1:38:17 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 61 replies
    Barbra Streisand is under fire for comments she made about two men accusing Michael Jackson of sexually assaulting them as children. The legendary singer and actress said that Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose allegations against the late King of Pop resurfaced in the recent documentary “Leaving Neverland" — “were thrilled to be there” and that what allegedly happened to them “didn’t kill them."
  • Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ (tr)

    03/22/2019 9:26:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2019 | GINA SALAMONE
    SPRING SALE | 3 FREE MONTHS ADVERTISEMENT ENTERTAINMENT Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’ By GINA SALAMONE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS MAR 22, 2019 | 9:35 PM Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’ Barbra Streisand, seen here with Michael Jackson at a 1986 event in Los Angeles, said the men accusing him of sexually abusing them as kids were "thrilled to be there." (Mark Avery/ASSOCIATED PRESS) Barbra Streisand is under fire for comments she...