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  • Former California mayor, 72, dies in a small plane crash days after he quit following outrage over him calling Trump 'racist'

    04/19/2020 8:35:05 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 66 replies
    The former mayor of a Northern California city who stepped down after he harshly criticized President Donald Trump and his supporters has been killed in a plane crash. Dr. Bill Kirby, who was the mayor of Auburn, died in the crash Saturday morning near the Auburn Municipal Airport, officials have said.
  • California Mayor Who Compared Trump Supporters to KKK Dies in Plane Crash

    04/19/2020 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 86 replies
    NN ^ | 04-19-20 | Daniel Newton
    The mayor of a northern California city, who recently stepped down after comparing supporters of President Donald Trump to members of the Ku Klux Klan, has been killed in a plane crash, reports say.Neon Nettle reported last week that Auburn Mayor William Kirby had compared the president and his supporters to the KKK, triggering a backlash online which prompted him to step down.
  • Auburn (CA) mayor to ‘hand the gavel’ over after sharing meme comparing Trump supporters to KKK

    04/14/2020 6:03:55 PM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | APRIL 13, 2020 | BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH AND SAM STANTON
    The mayor of Auburn is facing backlash and calls for his removal from office following posts and comments he made last week on Facebook, which appeared to compare supporters of President Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan amid criticism of the president’s response to the coronavirus. Dr. Bill Kirby, the mayor of Placer County’s seat and a urologist, announced Monday evening that he intends to hand over the mayoral duties to a fellow council member, Auburn Journal reported. Kirby allegedly shared a reposted meme last Thursday from his personal Facebook account. The image depicted a hooded KKK member and...
  • CNN’s Kirby: Trump’s Thanksgiving Call to Troops ‘Completely Inappropriate’ — Military Is Not...

    11/23/2018 3:30:40 PM PST · by blueyon · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/22/18 | Pam Key
    """CNN’s Kirby: Trump’s Thanksgiving Call to Troops ‘Completely Inappropriate’ — Military Is Not ‘MAGA Crowd’""" Thursday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” network Military and Diplomatic analyst retired Rear Admiral John Kirby, who served as the spokesman for the State Department and the Department of Defense during the Obama administration, said President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving call to the military this morning was “completely inappropriate.” Kirby said, “It was completely inappropriate. Look, all he needed to say is thanks to you and your families, and I support your mission, and I am going to continue to support it going forward. Very simple. That...
  • State Dept.: Moving Embassy to Jerusalem Could ‘Needlessly’ Put Diplomats, Troops ‘in Harm’s Way’

    01/05/2017 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 4:12 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could endanger U.S. diplomats and Marine guards there and elsewhere in the region — “and needlessly so” — State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Wednesday. He said the Obama administration, like previous ones, believes relocating the embassy “is not a good idea.” “It’s not constructive to the overall peace process. It could actually put some of our people, some of our troops, those that work at the embassy, in harm’s way, and needlessly so.” “It could exacerbate tensions not just there but elsewhere in the region too,” Kirby added,...
  • Trump Condemns Ankara, Berlin ‘Terror Attacks’; State Dep’t Warns Against ‘Jumping to Conclusions’

    12/20/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman on Monday chose his words carefully in condemning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the killing of 12 people run down by a truck at a Christmas market in Germany. He said he “couldn’t rule out” that the shooting in Ankara may have been a terror attack, and referred to “the horrendous events” in Berlin. President-elect Donald Trump had no qualms preempting investigations and calling both incidents — along with a shooting near a mosque in Zürich — “terror attacks.” “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it...
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • The State Department Carnival Shell Game

    08/19/2016 10:25:25 PM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Around and around they go at the State Department…where the truth is, nobody knows… This week the Obama Administration and the State Department had to admit that our payment of $400 million dollars in unmarked Swiss Francs strangely coincided with the release of four Americans held hostage by the Iranians. To put out a media firestorm with more smoke and embers than a Southern California wildfire, the State Department rolled out their affable, squirrely spokesman, recently retired Rear Admiral John Kirby. Kirby is the Mister Rogers of the Beltway, who is sorely lacking in one trait that Mister Rogers emanated;...
  • Fashion Police question

    06/08/2016 5:56:52 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 31 replies
    Political Correctness Gone Wild ^ | June 8 2016 | political correctness gone wild
  • Netanyahu Responds to Kerry’s Comments on Terror Attacks: It’s Not About Settlements

    10/16/2015 4:54:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/16/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took issue Thursday with comments by Secretary of State John Kerry appearing to link the wave of terrorist attacks in Israel to Israeli construction in the disputed territories, and noted that the killers themselves were citing an unrelated issue – the Temple Mount – as their motivation.Eight Israelis have been killed and 70 injured in two dozen knife and gun attacks over the past month.Netanyahu accuses Palestinian leaders of inciting the violence by accusing Israel of harming the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, a sensitive site revered by both Muslims, who call it Haram...
  • 'Nonsense'; Yaalon Slams State Dept. 'Excessive Force' Claim

    10/15/2015 3:49:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon slammed the United States on Thursday after a State Department spokesperson accused Israel of using "excessive force" when subduing Arab terrorists. While addressing ongoing Arab terror in Israel on Wednesday, State Department spokesman John Kirby asserted that "without qualifying each and every one of them, we’ve certainly seen some reports of security activity that could indicate the potential use of excessive force." In an interview with Army Radio, Yaalon blasted Kirby's contention, calling it utter nonsense. "We are using excessive force?" the Defense Minister asked incredulously. "If someone is wielding a knife and killing people, [then...
  • Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

    04/23/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Big Story - AP ^ | April 23, 2015 | Matthew Lee
    Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped Kirby to be the department's spokesman because of his deep experience and knowledge of international issues and the fact that he is widely seen as a non-political face, the officials said. Kirby will replace Jen Psaki, a former spokeswoman for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, who left the State Department last month to become White House communications director...[SNIP]...The officials said acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...
  • Marie Harf passed over for promotion in favor of white male

    04/23/2015 5:09:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/23/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Poor Marie Harf! Shortly after attaining immortality by having her name become a verb, she suffered the ultimate indignity: her boss left, and a white male has been hired to fill the vacancy instead of promoting her. Jamie Crawford and Elise Labott of CNN report: Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon's chief spokesman, will shift over to the State Department, according to a senior administration official. In replacing Jen Psaki, who recently returned to the White House to serve as communications director, Kirby would be the first spokesman to have represented both the Defense and State departments. Kirby, who is...
  • For United States Navy rear admirals, a bad week

    02/20/2015 6:09:09 AM PST · by luke1825 · 54 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/20 | peter lucas
    It may not have been a shot heard around the world, but it certainly was a shot that reverberated throughout the United States Navy. No, it was not the scandal involving the censure of three U.S. Navy rear admirals for being on the take, which is bad enough. It was Navy war hero Sen. John McCain calling a fourth rear admiral "an idiot."
  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDef’s First Day on Job

    02/18/2015 3:50:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the press secretary of the Pentagon and they guy you always see explaining American military action on television, announced his sudden resignation today, one day after the new Secretary of Defense was sworn into office.
  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    01/20/2015 9:06:27 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | 1/20/15 | FOX 17 News
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers of the Kirby vacuum. “I am reaching out to you in hopes for an answer to an unusual request for...
  • Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

    10/30/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 30, 2014
    The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with chemical munitions during the American occupation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An Oct. 15 Times story found that while the United States had gone to war looking for an active weapons of mass destruction program, troops instead quietly found and suffered from the remnants of the long abandoned arsenal. Since that article, which detailed instances of exposure that the military kept secret in some cases for...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby — the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Visit Me by Night

    03/02/2014 6:53:43 PM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-11-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    While praying before the Most Holy Sacrament at night:A great work of love is being done here, one that proceeds directly from My Eucharistic Heart to glorify My Father and to redeem the world, for the work of redemption is continued in the Sacrament of My Body and Blood until the end of time. . . .I am here [in the Most Blessed Sacrament] for you and for the whole world. Take your place here before Me, and abide before My Face, close to My Heart that is all love.It is no little thing for a poor human creature of...
  • The Secret of My Saints

    02/28/2014 3:16:35 PM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-12-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    You could have come sooner. I was waiting for you. I am always waiting for you: I wait for all My priests in the Sacrament of My Love, but they make little of Me, and of the fact that I wait for them day and night.If only they knew what awaits them in My presence : the plenitude of mercy, and rivers of living water to cleanse them, to reinvigorate their priesthood, and to sanctify them.This was the secret of my saints, of the holy friends whom I have made known to you :Dom Marmion, the Curé of Ars,Saint Peter...