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  • Democrat: 'I regret’ telling Peter Strzok he deserves Purple Heart

    07/14/2018 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 95 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said he regrets telling FBI agent Peter Strzok in Thursday’s House Judiciary and House Oversight committee hearing that he deserves a Purple Heart medal for his testimony. “I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts which another network that is named for a four-legged animal has been making a big deal about,” Cohen told CNN, referring to criticism from Fox News. “I regret using the term ‘Purple Heart,’” he continued. “I used it metaphorically, not literally. I never literally thought the Purple Heart should be given to agent Strzok. But I do believe that...
  • Dem Rep. Cohen to Peter Strzok: "If I Could Give You a Purple Heart I Would" (Major Vomit Alert)

    07/12/2018 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tim Hains
    Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennesse tells Peter Strzok that he deserves a purple heart for how the Republicans are treating him in this hearing.
  • Deranged Democrat Rep Tells Lying, Philandering Strzok: You “Deserve” A Purple Heart

    07/12/2018 5:03:09 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12 July 2018 | Laura Loomer
    One of the most egregious displays of Trump Derangement Syndrome to occur during the Peter Strzok’s Congressional testimony on Thursday was demonstrated by Tennessee Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen who told disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok that he should be awarded a Purple Heart. “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one. This has been an attack on you, in a way to attack Mr. Mueller, in the investigation that is to get at Russia collusion involved in our election,” Rep. Cohen said. Cohen’s belief that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart, one of the highest...
  • Dem. Rep. to Peter Strzok: 'If I Could Give You a Purple Heart, I Would'

    07/12/2018 4:56:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok testified on Capitol Hill, answering questions about his anti-Trump bias and the investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. Strzok gave conflicting explanations of his anti-Trump text messages and dodged important questions, but Democrats in Congress proved quite happy with his testimony. "If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Strzok. "This has been an attack on you [and] the investigation, to get to Russian collusion involved in our election which is what this committee should be looking at," the...
  • Dems Heap Praise on Strzok at Hearing, Say He 'Deserves' Purple Heart

    07/12/2018 3:02:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Short video at link. FBI Agent Peter Strzok was grilled on Capitol Hill Thursday by members of Congress for sending anti-Trump texts during two ongoing investigations. Well, he was at least grilled by the Republicans. The likes of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) demanded to know whether Strzok let his political bias affect his job. He admitted that he "detested" Donald Trump, but at no point did his political ideology factor in to his work at the FBI. The interrogators didn't believe him. Gohmert was particularly combative, telling Strzok he didn't appreciate the "smirk"...
  • Democrat, Rep. Steve Cohen, "What is the "Purple Star Medal of Honor" awarded for?"

    07/14/2018 7:57:44 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 48 replies
    Amazing, absolutely, amazing, that a blabbering moron, Democrat, Congressman, Steve Cohen of Memphis, Tennessee was ever elected to office, He has no idea what the "Purple Star Medal of Honor" is awarded for. Wounding/Injury/Death (Gold Star), by the way, of military personnel injured, wounded or died in the performance of their assigned duties. This nutcase, blithering idiot, should be collecting garbage in Memphis, not being a duly elected Congressman. The voters in his district that support and vote for him should be hanging their heads in shame!!! Mr. Cohan should be soundly defeated in the Upcoming Mid-Term elections....period.
  • Woman drags boyfriend from car, chases him with sword: cops

    06/19/2018 5:55:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/18/2018 | Jackie Salo
    <p>A Memphis woman allegedly dragged her boyfriend with a car before chasing him on foot as she wielded a sword, according to police.</p> <p>Ariel Agnew, 20, was arrested Sunday on felony assault charges in connection to an altercation with her boyfriend, news station WREG reported.</p>
  • Father Attacked at McDonald’s While Holding Infant Daughter, Shoots One of Four Suspects

    05/17/2018 11:41:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A father who was attacked in Memphis, Tennessee, McDonald’s while holding his infant daughter was able to get his gun and open fire, wounding one of the four attackers. WREG quotes police saying “four suspects attempted to rob the victim at the McDonald’s in the 1400 block of South Trezevant near Lamar and Airways.” A witness described a scene in which the suspects tried to catch the father while he was too busy to fight back. Witness David Chase said, “They jumped out of the car and they started fighting him and trying to take his wallet and stuff.” He...
  • Tennessee boy, 7, dragged off school bus by feet in shocking video

    04/19/2018 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | April 19, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    A 7-year-old boy from Memphis allegedly suffered a concussion after he was dragged off a school bus by his feet in an incident captured on video. The boy, a student at Robert R. Church Elementary School, was forcibly removed from school bus by an unidentified male employee on April 12, FOX13 reported. Shortly before the video was recorded, the employee was allegedly breaking up a fight.
  • Holder at MLK event: Age of bullies, bigots not fully over

    04/02/2018 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Adrian Sainz
    Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, “the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald Trump that Holder made during his appearance at a symposium on the first of three days of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. […] Holder, the first black U.S. attorney general, spoke at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum. He was introduced...
  • Grandmother reveals 50-year-old secret about MLK's assassination

    04/02/2018 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.wistv.com ^ | March 30th 2018, 11:20 am CDT | By Cameron Clinard, Kontji Anthony, Jeremy Jones
    Rhonda James (Source: WMC Action News 5) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rhonda James has been living with a painful secret for 50 years. "It was just what my mother wanted, my parents wanted for us. She wanted us to go on and go to school and go to college and have a regular life." James is a grandmother who has lived in Memphis her whole life. She was 8 years old in 1968 when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the Memphis sanitation workers in their strike for higher wages and better working...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I don’t understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip...
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/09/2018 9:28:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 09 FEBRUARY 2018 | NEWSMAX
    David Kernell, best known for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account during the 2008 presidential campaign, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis. After being sentenced to a year in prison he got his life back on track, by most accounts. Kernell, 30, was a student at the University of Tennessee 10 years ago when he successfully guessed Palin's security answers, which allowed him to change the password and get access to the Yahoo account, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported while confirming his death last week in California through family members.
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Memphis to Jefferson Davis: ‘Na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye’

    12/21/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2017 | Fred Barbash
    The city of Memphis got rid of two Confederate statues Wednesday night, after a Tennessee two-step around a state law designed to prevent just that. It was a surprise maneuver that left the Sons of Confederate Veterans sputtering in anger and proclaiming to all who would listen: “Memphis stabbed you all in the back.”
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • Gone with the wind of madness

    08/28/2017 8:32:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Alexander Boot ^ | 8-27-17 | Alexander Boot
    “If there is no God, everything is permitted”, wrote Dostoyevsky. Yet he underestimated the despotic potential of godless modernity. It imposes its own taboos, and they may well be more numerous than those imposed by Christendom. They certainly are different because their purpose is. Judaeo-Christianity saw man as sinful but capable of becoming better. Both its prescriptions and proscriptions were issued to signpost the road to self-improvement in this world and salvation in the next. The original commandments were chiselled in stone literally, the later ones figuratively, but there was no room left for misinterpretation in either case. Modernity sees...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' screenings pulled from Memphis theater for racially 'insensitive' content

    08/28/2017 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/28/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    If this theater company thought their patrons wouldn't give a damn, they were wrong. A historic Memphis, Tennessee, theater, which has shown "Gone With the Wind" screenings for 34 years, has decided to remove the classic film from its schedule due to its racially "insensitive" content. The move comes after violence erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. The president of the Orpheum Theatre said the decision to remove the 1939 film was not directly related to the recent
  • Racial content sweeps away 'Gone With the Wind' screening [Memphis TN; Orpheum Theatre]

    08/28/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film. Officials at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre have announced that the film will not be shown during its summer movie series in 2018. Theater president Brett Batterson says in a statement that “the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.” […] Batterson tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal a “social media storm” played a role in the decision. …
  • Amid fears, Hispanic immigrants in Memphis try to live normally

    The small business owners who rent space inside El Mercadito shopping mall in Memphis offer a bit of everything: jewelry, insurance, cell phones, cowboy boots. Shoppers can play video games, eat at a restaurant or pause at the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is decorated with Christmas lights. Most of the shoppers are Mexican immigrants or their children. But business at the Hickory Hill shopping mall has dropped by about 50 percent in the past couple of months as wary immigrants stay close to home, said mall owner Gaspar Perez. “Everything that the president said has affected me,”...