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  • John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

    12/07/2017 2:00:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7,2017 | By Brett Samuels
    Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lewis and Thompson cited Trump’s past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders. Lewis had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White...
  • Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    12/05/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJA
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  • CNN planning to boycott White House Christmas party

    11/28/2017 4:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    CNN will boycott this week’s White House Christmas party amid ongoing tensions between President Trump and the network, a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants,” the spokesperson said. A CNN spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment. The White House Christmas party is held annually, and is typically a casual...
  • Would Rob Reiner screen new movie 'LBJ' for Donald Trump:'I would never go to his White House'

    11/03/2017 7:15:57 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/302017 | Ethan Alter
    Add Rob Reiner to the list of celebrities who wouldn’t accept an invitation to visit Donald Trump’s White House. Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment about his timely new political drama, LBJ, the outspoken filmmaker & political activist indicated that he’d steer clear of a one-on-one meeting with Trump, even if the invitation came with the opportunity to screen his portrait of America’s 36th president (played by Woody Harrelson) for the 45th inhabitant of the Oval Office. “I would never go to his White House,” Reiner says emphatically. “Not only do I not agree with him politically, but I find him to...
  • Golden State Warriors reject White House invitation after Trump rescinds offer to Stephen Curry

    09/23/2017 3:00:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    (snip) None of the Warriors plan to visit the White House now, the team responded in an afternoon statement. “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited,” the team said. (snip)
  • Trump disinvites warriors!

    09/23/2017 6:00:17 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 125 replies
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 8m Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn! ---------------- Last night he took on the leftist NFL players. Now he takes on the leftist NBA. I love this guy!
  • President Trump Revokes Golden State’s Stephen Curry’s Invitation to the White House

    09/23/2017 6:45:05 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 23, 2017 | Joe Hoft
    President Donald Trump tweeted this morning – "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!" The great basketball player Curry has expressed concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship.
  • Jesse Jackson: Owners 'have colluded' to keep Colin Kaepernick out of NFL

    08/27/2017 6:42:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 96 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    The 2017 regular-season is less than two weeks away and Colin Kaepernick remains out of work. Depending on who you ask, the reasons vary from "he's being blackballed by the league because he knelt during the national anthem last season" (as a form of protest against social injustice, it should be noted) to "he just hasn't played well enough the last few years." Rev. Jesse Jackson firmly falls into the former category. On Friday, he said during an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" that NFL owners "have colluded" to keep Kaepernick from playing. "They have decided not to...
  • White nationalist Richard Spencer is 'not welcome' on LSU campus, university president says

    08/17/2017 4:32:37 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    Advocate ^ | 8/17/17 | Mark Ballard
    White supremacist Richard Spencer isn't welcome on LSU's campus following violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. “We will take the necessary precautions to ensure that our campus is safe from violence, that our students and faculty are safe from people trying to stir up troubles,” LSU President F. King Alexander told The Advocate. Spencer’s people have been making calls to LSU officials trying to arrange a visit to Baton Rouge, Alexander said. “He’s not welcome,” he said.
  • Lionel Richie Not Sure He Will Attend Donald Trump’s Kennedy Center Honors

    08/15/2017 2:21:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Gossip Cop ^ | 8/15/17 | Shari Weiss
    Lionel Richie said on Tuesday’s “Today” show that he is unsure he will attend Donald Trump’s reception for the Kennedy Center Honors.... ...Hoda Kotb asked Richie about his own plans during a live interview on “Today.” He responded, “I’m going to just play it by ear. I must tell you, I’m not really happy as to what’s going on right now with the controversies. They’re weekly, daily, hourly. But I think I’m just gonna wait it out for a minute, see where it’s going to be by that time.” “This is going to be in December,” Richie stressed. “We may...
  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 4:20:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Atlanta gym owner is making no apologies after his ban on police officers and members of the military caused a local backlash. The controversy started when passersby noticed a sign posted in front of EAV Barbell Club in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood and brought it to the attention of local NBC affiliate WXIA. “Do whatever the f— you want, correctly, except crossfit cultism. No f—g cops,” the sign reportedly read. The gym’s owner, Jim Chambers, said he took the sign down and regretted the profanity, but the policy still stands. “We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’...
  • Farmer Sprays Cow Poop All Over Protestors Trespassing On His Land (It's True!!! Video at Link!!!)

    08/10/2017 11:25:03 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 42 replies
    While this happened in Lancashire Farm, England in April 2016, I don't think this has been seen before. ENJOY…… Despite courts telling her that she couldn't trespass onto a local farmer's private property to host her fracking protest, Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson obviously thought she was above the law given her celebrity status. Defiantly entering the arm along with her sister Sophie and a small group of other wacko protesters, the two spoiled brats then set up their bake sale where they displayed energy-themed cakes as part of a Greenpeace-backed protest stunt. But the farmer who owned the land wasn't...
  • Atlanta Gym Owner Refuses To Allow Police Officers, Military

    08/10/2017 7:54:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    OANN ^ | 10 Aug 2017
    An east Atlanta gym is receiving backlash after the owner posted a sign on the window prohibiting police officers and military members from obtaining a membership. The sign gained attention when a former service member saw it on the window of EAV Barbell Club with profanity, and reported it to media outlets. The owner of the gym, Jim Chambers, claims the policy was put in place because the minority population he serves are uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement. Chambers claims this policy has been in place since the gym opened. The self-proclaimed political activist told media outlets he...
  • Atlanta Gym Owner Puts Up Sign, ‘No F—ing Cops’ – Tells Reporters: No Veterans Either

    08/09/2017 5:27:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    bluelivesmatter.blue ^ | August 8, 2017
    The owner of the EAV Barbell Club has posted a sign that said no cops are allowed in his gym. A photo of the sign was sent to 11 Alive by a military veteran, who was not identified, and who said he was offended when he saw the sign. The gym is located on Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta’s east Atlanta Village neighborhood.
  • Atlanta Gym Owner Puts Up Sign, ‘No F'n Cops’ – Tells Reporters: No Veterans Either

    08/09/2017 5:31:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 08/08/17 | Cowgirl
    <p>Atlanta, GA – The owner of the EAV Barbell Club has posted a sign that said no cops are allowed in his gym.</p> <p>A photo of the sign was sent to 11 Alive by a military veteran, who was not identified, and who said he was offended when he saw the sign. The gym is located on Flat Shoals Avenue in Atlanta’s east Atlanta Village neighborhood.</p>
  • Norman Lear plans to boycott Kennedy Center Honors reception hosted by Trump

    08/05/2017 8:15:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/17 | Greg Braxton
    ...producer Norman Lear, one of the honorees of the upcoming Kennedy Center Honors, said he will not attend the pre-awards reception hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in protest of some of the president’s policies. Lear said he will attend the award ceremony at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 3 but won’t go to the reception beforehand.
  • Video of Woman Telling Somali Women She’s Going to Kill Muslims Goes Viral, Gets Her Fired

    08/05/2017 4:12:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Megan Cerullo
    A North Dakota woman has apologized after she berated three Somali women on camera, saying, “we’re going to kill every one of you Muslims.” Amber Hensley of Mapleton, N.D., was captured on camera Tuesday launching a verbal attack on a trio of Somali women who she claims parked their car too close to hers at Walmart. The video shows Hensley, a white woman, shout, “We’re going to kill you. We’re going to kill all of you f---ing Muslims.” “You’re a racist person, and I am not going back to my country,” Sarah Hassan, the woman filming, says. Finsbury Park van...
  • I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars

    06/29/2017 5:05:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    NY TImes ^ | JUNE 27, 2017 | BARI WEISS
    This weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.” An organizer of the Dyke March told the Windy City Times that the fabric “made people feel unsafe” and that she and the other members of the Dyke March collective didn’t want anything “that can inadvertently or advertently express Zionism” at the event. Laurel Grauer, one of the women who was ejected, said she’d been carrying that Jewish pride flag...
  • Dyke March Organizers Eject Participants Bearing Star of David Pride Flags

    06/26/2017 6:20:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/26/2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The final round of marches celebrating Pride 2017 occurred this weekend in cities around the world. In Chicago, the Dyke March, which is billed as a more inclusive event, was held Saturday, but, as people who don't agree with a laundry list of policy positions decided on by the organizers are increasingly finding out, the marches are anything but. Laurel Grauer said she'd "lost count of the number of people who harassed" her, and told Windy City Times: "It was a flag from my congregation which celebrates my queer, Jewish identity which I have done for over a decade marching...
  • California Adds 4 States To Travel Ban For Laws It Says Discriminate Against LGBTQ Community

    06/25/2017 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/17 | Carma Hassan
    alifornia has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people. The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is "a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination" and should not support or finance "discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people." The travel ban list also includes states that California believes don't protect religious freedoms and states that it says use religious freedom as a basis of discrimination. "Our country has made great...