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  • Organizer of Charlottesville's Unite the Right rally described as onetime wannabe liberal activist

    08/19/2017 10:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Chris Suarez
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — After using his blog and Wes Bellamy’s Twitter history to make a name for himself last fall, those platforms are now being used against Jason Kessler, the “pro-white” activist who organized the Unite the Right rally that turned deadly on Saturday. Articles and conspiracy theories about Kessler’s past as a supporter of President Barack Obama and wannabe liberal activist who participated in the Occupy movement abound now as President Donald Trump continues facing backlash for his response to the rally that resulted in one woman, as well as two state police officers in a separate incident, dying. On...
  • Mrs Don-o's Letter to a "Consistent Life" (pro-life, anti-violence) Group About Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    I sent this to Consistent Life | August 18, 2017 | Mrs Don-o
    Responding to this editorial: Protesting the Racist Violence in Charlottesville Which linked to, end endorsed, this extreme anti-Trump view from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40948812 Hello Consistent Life Friends, This is worth a look: http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/18/poll-plurality-believes-far-right-groups-not-mostly-blame-violence-charlottesville/ I have to say the CL response to the Charlottesville Violence did not display your usual careful, disciplined sense of accuracy and justice. It seems strange to me that when the alt-right guy's car plowed into the crowd, causing horrible injury and death, it took a nanosecond for the media to determine that it was deliberate and motivated by race-hatred, an instant judgment apparently accepted by CL as...
  • Unite the Right" Organizer's Left-wing Roots Exposed by Leftist Publication

    08/17/2017 2:40:49 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2017 | Raven Clabough
    According to a report by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Jason Kessler, the organizer behind the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent was a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement and an Obama supporter. SPLC writes, “Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.”
  • Organizer of Unite the Right rally punched and tackled to the floor (truncated)

    08/14/2017 12:19:16 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 August 2017 | Hannah Parry and Alana Goodman
    The organizer of the yesterday's Unite the Right rally was mobbed as he tried to give a press conference blaming the city and cops for the death of a woman protesting the hate-fueled march. Jason Kessler, who was behind the march that turned violent yesterday, leaving one dead and at least 19 injured, was punched and tackled to the ground after the surrounding crowd at his presser turned nasty.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Missing: FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the 'suicide' of White House counsel

    08/23/2016 5:59:52 AM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Missing: FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the 'suicide' of White House counsel Vince Foster have vanished from the National Archives FBI agents' reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton's stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from the National Archives, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. On two separate occasions, this author visited the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Md., to review the reports generated by FBI agents assigned to investigate the 1993 death of...
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.” Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Foster’s death...
  • Trump’s turn right started a long time ago

    05/09/2016 2:36:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 8, 2016 | Ron Kessler
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump only became a conservative the day he announced his candidacy for the presidency. But like all conventional wisdom about Trump, it’s wrong. In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” which came out in December 2011, Trump presented a detailed economic critique that any fiscal conservative would applaud. The reason “this country is an economic disaster right now,” he wrote, “is because Barack Obama doesn’t understand how wealth is created — and how the federal government can destroy it.” The private Donald Trump, on the other hand, is “the dearest, most thoughtful,...
  • Report: Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin Abuse Secret Service Agents

    08/20/2015 6:44:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | William Bigelow
    Ronald Kessler, writing for The Daily Mail, testifies that Hillary Clinton and her long-time aide Huma Abedin were detested by members of the Secret Service because the two women arrogantly treated the Secret Service agents like dirt. Kessler, the author of The Secrets of the FBI and The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, dismisses claims by members of the media that the current FBI investigation of Clinton is restricted to a “security investigation.” He attests that the investigation of Clinton means that she violated criminal laws, as the FBI will not launch an investigation...
  • Ex-Chief Says Video Rants Meant to Snare Threats

    12/22/2014 10:51:41 AM PST · by februus · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
    A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.
  • WV:Assault weapon-wielding supporters rally for suspended Gilberton chief

    08/31/2013 2:15:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    mcall.com ^ | 25 August, 2013 | Jacob Seibel
    An anti-gun organization doesn't believe a 30-day suspension is adequate punishment for Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler, so it invested in a "Fire Kessler" billboard near Route 61. But on Saturday, less than a week after the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence paid for the billboard, a group of about 40 gun-toting Kessler supporters, some wielding assault weapons, rallied in front of the billboard. There, they shouted their own message: "Go f--- yourself." Kessler said the rally was "an act of civil disobedience, a peaceful act." "They're anti-gun. We're pro-gun. I have the right to do and say...
  • America’s scariest police chief shoots “libtards” and forms militias

    07/26/2013 6:22:32 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Mark Kessler really loves guns. “I carry an M-16 at work,” he says. He can do that because he’s a police officer — in fact, the chief of police in the tiny borough of Gilberton, a hamlet of less than a thousand in the coal-rich hills of Eastern Pennsylvania. But even in a profession where carrying a gun is part of the job description, Kessler is an outlier. Last month, he told a story to a local Tea Party group about how he was stopped by police officers in a neighboring town for displaying his machine gun to a friend,...
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Constitutional Security Force Develops As Result of Police Chief’s Efforts

    02/21/2013 6:18:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 19 February, 2013 | Tim Brown
    I wrote last week about Police Chief Mark Kessler’s call to citizens of Gilberton Borough, Pennsylvania to join him and his police department in putting together a “reserve force” that could be called upon to help defend the city in the event of a foreign invasion or more precisely an invasion of the Federal government to confiscate firearms. Well, the response by readers and police departments across the country has been nothing short of incredible and as a result Kessler has expanded his small town “reserve force” to now include states nationwide. He is now referring to the movement as...
  • US election: Jimmy Carter's [unemployed] grandson helped leak Mitt Romney video

    09/18/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 18, 2012 | Raf Sanchez, Washington
    Jimmy Carter's unemployed grandson has said he helped leak damaging video footage of Mitt Romney in retaliation for the Republican's habit of maligning his grandfather on the campaign trail. .......As the story exploded, Mr Carter emailed his 87-year-old grandfather to tell him he was behind the revelation that was rocking Mr Romney's campaign. The former president replied "James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa." The younger Mr Carter was only three when his grandfather was pushed out of the White House by Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election but said that he was still angered by Republicans who accused the former...
  • Don’t Want ObamaCare? That Means Obama Can Force You to Have It

    03/03/2011 3:50:39 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 3, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Judge Kessler’s February 22nd ObamaCare decision held that a decision not to make a government-mandated purchase in interstate commerce is economic activity and therefore activates the federal government’s authority under the Commerce Clause. This presents a bit of a conundrum: even assuming that she is correct, how about the failure to make any decision at all whether to buy or not to buy? Does that failure to engage in a decision-making process, which she determined to be activity, also constitute activity in interstate commerce? If so, George Orwell would be disappointed that he hadn’t lived to read about it. Both decisions...
  • DC health care ruling: Gov’t can regulate “mental activity”

    We posted something brief yesterday about the ruling by Federal District Judge Gladys Kessler that ObamaCare is constitutional. However, with with some further analysis, courtesy of Avik Roy at Forbes, it becomes clear that Kessler’s decision may be weighted more in partisanship than in actual logic. This is an excerpt from Kessler’s ruling: “As previous Commerce Clause cases have all involved physical activity, as opposed to mental activity, i.e. decision-making, there is little judicial guidance on whether the latter falls within Congress’s power. See Thomas More Law Ctr., 720 F.Supp.2d at 893 (describing the “activity/inactivity distinction” as an issue of...
  • Federal Judge Rules Congress Can Regulate "Mental Activity" Under Commerce Clause

    02/23/2011 8:10:37 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 46 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2011 | Philip Klein
    A federal judge has upheld the national health care law, making it the fifth ruling on the merits of the legal challenges to the individual mandate. The ruling by the Clinton appointee, U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler of the District of Columbia continues the pattern of Democratic-appointed judges siding with the Obama administration and Republican judges siding with the plaintiffs in ruling the mandate unconstitutional. Kessler's ruling comes in a case brought by individual plaintiffs, where as the two decisions striking down the mandate have come in cases brought by 27 states, based in Virginia and Florida. Like the...
  • Obama Espoused Radical Views in College

    02/11/2010 2:19:26 PM PST · by TBP · 71 replies · 2,873+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 08 Feb 2010 09:42 PM | Ronald Kessler
    Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University. Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss—now Grauman-Boss—knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental. During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan. “He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be...
  • Michael Steele Has Lost the Support of His Party

    01/12/2010 5:15:02 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 44 replies · 1,267+ views
    News Max ^ | January 12, 2010 | Ronald Kessler
    Michael Steele was supposed to drive the Republican Party out of the wilderness. Instead, he is driving the party to distraction. The latest flap involves the release of the Republican National Committee chairman’s book, “Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda.” Steele failed to inform Republican congressional leaders that the book was coming out, and many of them learned about it only through Steele’s television appearances. But many see criticism over the book as a pretext for what really is disturbing a range of Republican leaders: Steele’s public comments, which can be described only as bizarre. Case...
  • Former Secret Service Agent opens window into private lives of presidents

    10/15/2009 5:38:09 PM PDT · by highlander_UW · 41 replies · 3,113+ views
    The North Star National ^ | 10/14/09 | Jamie Weinstein
    Former Secret Service agent opens window into private lives of presidents October 14th, 2009 Jamie Weinstein In his In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect, journalist Ronald Kessler gives us a peek inside the intimate lives of our presidents. Through interviews with over 100 secret service agents from the past and present—dating all the way back to John F. Kennedy—Kessler paints a picture of what our presidents are like when no one is looking. They're always watching. We learn from the agents Kessler interviews that John F....