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  • Protestors picket Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/28/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 9 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 7/28/15 | Sarah Fine
    The protest was part of a national event held by Women Betrayed, an anti-abortion organization that aims to eliminate public funding for Planned Parenthood. The location on Providence Road is officially called the Columbia Health Center. The rally came two days before the center will begin taking appointments for abortions. Columbia Health Center will be the only abortion provider in mid-Missouri. Because of the 72-hour waiting period, the first day that abortions can be administered will be Aug. 3.
  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

    07/28/2015 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Organizers are calling it the "Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend." Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap and...
  • LeVota resigns Senate seat as sexual harassment investigation expands (D-MO)

    07/26/2015 2:15:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | July 25, 2015
    State Sen. Paul LeVota, facing a public investigation for allegedly sexually harassing an intern, announced Friday evening that he would resign his seat in the Missouri Senate effective Aug. 23. In a note addressed “To My Friends” and posted on LeVota’s Facebook page at about 6:30 p.m., LeVota wrote that he needed one month “to finalize all the issues in my office and allow the governor the ability to immediately call a special election to fill my seat.”
  • Hundreds get free haircuts, hot dogs and more in Ferguson

    07/25/2015 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 70 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 7-25-2015 | Jack Witthaus
    FERGUSON • Tiahesia Palmer was checking out some of the free services, but her son wanted a haircut. So the Ferguson resident signed up Isiah, 7, to get his head shaved at the haircut tent at Saturday’s “Day of Hope.” He took off his ballcap and sat silently while a woman with the Elaine Steven Beauty College cleaned up around his ears. Palmer smiled. Wearing an “I-heart-FERG” T-shirt, she was happy that her community had attracted the event. Hundreds attended the festivities at Forestwood Park in Ferguson to receive free goods and services. The city and about 40 local churches,...
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds (Chesimard)

    07/23/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    BlackLivesMatter—the activist group that demands a “racial justice agenda” that includes constant criticism and activism against police—invokes the words of convicted cop killer Assata Shakur at “all its events.” At a recent event for female bloggers, BlackLivesMatter leaders had a crowd of thousands repeating lines from a letter written by Shakur that include an explicit reference to the Communist Manifesto. The BlackLivesMatter group, which has met with President Obama and largely been given a free pass by the media, has skyrocketed to national prominence after its involvement with unrest and rioting in Ferguson, Baltimore, and a recent takeover of events...
  • Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael..

    07/22/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Full Title: Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael Brown death anniversaryOfficials in Ferguson, Mo., have hired a black police officer from an Arizona department to serve as interim police chief, just days before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Andre Anderson, 50, will take over as the suburban St. Louis department’s chief after spending 24 years with the Glendale, Ariz., police, where he rose to the rank of commander. In 2013, Anderson was a finalist for the police chief’s job in Casa Grande,...
  • Navy to name new ship after Kansas City

    07/22/2015 6:38:02 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    KMBC ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Kris Ketz
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Monday that a new ship will be named the USS Kansas City. The ship will be the next Independence variant littoral combat ship, a type designed for a variety of missions that include mine warfare, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. It will be 419 feet long and can travel up to 40 knots. It will be built in Mobile, Alabama. A similar ship, the USS Independence, is shown above. Mabus made the announcement at Kauffman Stadium before the Royals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A Navy replenishment oiler was also named after...
  • Abortions to resume at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, MO

    07/20/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Calvin Freiburger | Jul 20, 2015
    Planned Parenthood will soon perform abortions at their Columbia, Missouri location, Life News reports, joining Planned Parenthood of St. Louis to become the abortion giant’s second facility in the state to offer the procedure on-site. “We are proud to support women making their own health care decisions by expanding reproductive health services in an area where women have faced extreme barriers for too long,” Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri President and CEO Laura McQuade said. The Columbia location had performed abortions in the past, but had to stop in 2012 when its only licensed abortionist resigned. “It took time...
  • Missouri lawmakers to investigate Planned Parenthood site after controversial video

    07/20/2015 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | ap
    JEFFERSON CITY • Two Republican state lawmakers from Missouri announced plans Friday to investigate the state's only abortion facility after anti-abortion activists released an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood's national medical director discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses. The video, which shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services, discussing procedures for providing fetal body parts to researchers, has spurred outrage from a number of Republican elected officials nationwide. While the commercial sale of fetal tissue is outlawed, Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other reproductive health services, said in response to the video that...
  • Mizzou Says Years-Old Confederate Flag Twitpic Not a ‘Threat’ (after freaking out)

    07/16/2015 7:10:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    FIRE ^ | July 15, 2015 | Alex Morey
    Complete Headline: Mizzou Says Years-Old Confederate Flag Twitpic Not a ‘Threat,’ Retracts Statement Officials at the University of Missouri said they will not take action against people photographed three years ago with a Confederate flag in a picture that recently appeared online, because they are not MU students. [Snip] The photo, which was posted Sunday by Twitter user @fratscenery, appeared to show five young men, one of whom was holding a Confederate flag, standing near an MU fraternity house. On Monday, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin posted an official statement on the university’s website, in which he said that...
  • Sad Missouri county to fly flags at below half-mast over gay marriage ruling

    07/15/2015 4:59:39 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    Pitch.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | David Hudnall
    Dent County is a place in southeast Missouri where about 15,000 people live. Today, the County Commission there voted unanimously — unanimously! — to fly the flags at the courthouse and judicial building below half-mast on the 26th day of every single month between now and June 2016.
  • St. Louis County Still May Charge Journalists Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

    07/15/2015 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | by Michael Calderone
    St. Louis County prosecutors will soon decide whether to bring trespassing charges against two journalists arrested while covering demonstrations last summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly and The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery recently learned that there are open investigations related to their Aug. 13, 2014, arrests. The Police Department filed incident reports in late April of this year describing the reporters as trespassing when they were seized at a McDonald's restaurant. A conviction on trespassing in St. Louis County can result in a jail sentence of up to one year, a fine up to $1,000, or both....
  • Protester near scene where officer was shot: Goal of sign is to start dialogue

    07/14/2015 8:57:56 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | 07/14/15 | Dan Greenwald
    Dhoruba Shakur held up a sign that read “How does it feel” while standing very close to where a St. Louis officer was shot in Central West End. Shakur said the goal of the sign was to produce a strong reaction and start a conversation about the issues that have surfaced since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown.
  • Michael Brown’s Father Calls Anti-White Privilege Exhibit ‘Disgusting’

    07/14/2015 6:34:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/15 | Philip DeVoe
    Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr., whose death sparked riots in Ferguson, Mo., said he was disturbed and disgusted by the display of his son’s body in a Chicago exhibit designed to shame white privilege that opened last Friday.“I would really really like them to take it down. I think it’s really disturbing and disgusting,” said Brown Sr. in a tearful interview with Fox 2 St. Louis.The exhibit is called “Confronting Truth: Wake Up” and opened July 10th. According the interview, Brown Sr. had never even been contacted about the exhibit until it opened.“Confronting Truth” was put together...
  • Ex-college wrestler gets 30 years in HIV case in St. Charles County

    07/14/2015 6:01:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Mark Schlinkmann
    ST. CHARLES • A former Lindenwood University wrestler was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for recklessly infecting one sex partner with HIV and risking the infection of four others. Jurors in May had found Michael L. Johnson, 23, guilty of five felony charges after testimony that included experts in infectious diseases and the men who had unprotected sex with him. One of the men contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri party’s decision to instead name the...
  • Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO)

    07/13/2015 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 12th, 2015 5:52 pm 26 Comments Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. jim webb Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb told FOX News today that the liberal party has moved way too far to the left. Webb said he would walk away from Obama’s sham nuclear talks with Iran. Webb went on to equate Trump’s remarks on immigration to liberal racist...
  • Hillary Clinton's 3-Word Misstep: 'All Lives Matter'(Ha!Ha! Hillary Screws It Up!)

    07/12/2015 5:13:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tamara Keith Amita Kelly
    This post was updated at 5 p.m. ET Hillary Clinton's speech Tuesday at a historic black church in Missouri was mostly well-received by the audience, but three words angered some of the activists she was hoping to appeal to. Clinton spoke to frequent applause about religion, racism, access to education, repairing communities and the shooting last week in Charleston, S.C. The church where Clinton spoke, Christ the King United Church of Christ, is in Florissant, Mo., fewer than 5 miles from where the rioting and protesting happened in Ferguson.Listen to Hillary Screw Up.. But she's now facing criticism on social...
  • [MO Gov Jay] Nixon vetoes bill limiting scholarships for immigrants

    07/11/2015 7:44:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 7/11/15
    Gov. Jay Nixon said Saturday that he is vetoing a measure that would block immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. from receiving money under Missouri’s A+ scholarship program. He made the announcement during a speech to the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group that is having its annual convention in Kansas City. The measure would have required students be permanent residents or U.S. citizens in order to get the state’s A+ Scholarship, which provides two years of free tuition at community colleges. Supporters said it was meant to limit the number of people receiving scholarships in...
  • Satanists sue Missouri: Pro-life laws violate our religious beliefs

    07/11/2015 4:30:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 10, 2015 | Mark Hodges
    ST. LOUIS, MO, July 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The New York-based "Satanic Temple" is filing a federal lawsuit against Missouri, claiming that state laws restricting abortion violate their "free exercise" of Satanism.The suit identifies abortion as an essential religious duty for Satanists.Missouri's "informed consent" law educates women about the facts of abortion and what's going on inside her body, and its 72-hour waiting period between initial contact and the major surgery of abortion is intended to give mothers time to think the information over before having irreversible, elective surgical procedure.The individual that the Satanists are using to bring their lawsuit, "Mary Doe,"  went...
  • Elected Missouri Democrat posts bounty against online critics

    07/10/2015 4:05:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 8JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    On Monday, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic state Senator representing Ferguson, Missouri, posted a $1000 reward for information regarding Facebook critics. According to Fox 2, racist, profane comments were allegedly posted about her on a pro-union Facebook page. Nadal, Fox 2 added, has a strong pro-labor voting record and was angry about the comments, which have since been removed. "$1000: If you can find out his union membership & who employs him (other than his bar)," she tweeted. "Must provide proof." "What a lovely picture of Che Guevara on your page, @MariaChappelleN," said actor Nick Searcy, referring to the background she...
  • Kelly Shouts at Guest About Why Obama Hasn’t Commented on Heinous Murder: Give an Answer! You Can’t!

    07/10/2015 9:27:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    ijreview ^ | July 10, 2015 | Mike Miller
    During a discussion on Thursday’s “The Kelly File” about the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal alien, host Megyn Kelly asked left-leaning radio talk show host Richard Fowler why resident Obama has ignored the killing; after having spoken out on the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others. When Fowler wouldn’t answer the question, Kelly was all over him. She began by referring to the death of Brown: “His funeral saw three Obama officials in attendance,” she noted. “His death drew comments from resident Obama personally, and the administration sent in the DoJ and 40...
  • How Bill Cosby’s moralizing backfired: Famous ‘Pound Cake’ speech used to justify unsealing records

    07/08/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Though long a symbol of responsible parenthood — model TV dad, doctor of education, proud supporter of Temple University — Bill Cosby etched his legacy in stone with a speech in 2004 that took black parents to task. It became famous as the “Pound Cake” speech for this passage: “Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing...
  • ( 13 ) States file lawsuit against EPA's 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

    07/06/2015 2:09:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Enoch
    Attorneys general from thirteen states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA's new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water regulations to lands that are dry much of the year and increases the federal government's authority over land use. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who joined in the lawsuit, noted that 35 states have filed comments in opposition to the rule and several other attorneys general are considering filing challenges. The EPA is overstepping...
  • Teachable Moment on Baltimore Missed

    07/02/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here’s what so-called “teachable moments” in academia generally miss—the decade those moments are in. “There is a revolution taking place in the United States,” Stanford researchers Travis Bristol and Claude Goldenberg write of their Edutopia course “Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor.”* “What started in Ferguson, Missouri has marched on to other cities and, as Pedro Noguera notes, ‘widespread poverty, chronic interpersonal violence, and a nonfunctioning economy where work is scarce’ are the root causes.” “Even while we, as a country, have barely begun to address the troubling meaning behind the incidents of violence between law enforcement and U.S. citizens of...
  • Montana man seeks license for second wife

    07/02/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 1, 2015 10:44 PM EDT | CBS News/AP
    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy - holding multiple marriage licenses - but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. "It's about marriage equality," Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. "You can't...
  • Bagnell Dam opens flood gates at Lake of the Ozarks [Drought alert]

    07/01/2015 1:00:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    KY3 ^ | 7/1/15
    Ameren Missouri has opened the flood gates at Bagnell Dam at Lake of the Ozarks. Consulting engineer Alan Sullivan said 11 of the dam’s 12 flood gates were opened to 10 percent after the area recorded three inches of rain in the overnight hours. More than 40,000 cubic feet per second are flowing through the gates. Operators also ordered Truman Dam to close its gates to relive the pressure downstream on Bagnell Dam. Sullivan said Ameren is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the impact of the flooding on farmers and property owners downstream, but added that...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • A college balks at Hillary Clinton’s fee, so books Chelsea for $65,000 instead

    06/30/2015 8:31:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    WA Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman
    When the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline its gala luncheon marking the opening of a women’s hall of fame, one name came to mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton. But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. “Yikes!” one e-mailed another. So the school turned to the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea. The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance Feb. 24, 2014, a demonstration of the celebrity appeal and marketability that the former and possibly second-time first daughter employs...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • Democratic senator TRASHES Bernie Sanders (McCaskill, the Hitlery lover)

    06/25/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 18 replies
    Just how worried is Hillary Clinton over the suddenly-surging Bernie Sanders? Concerned enough that key supporters are taking to MSNBC to attack the Vermont senator. But will it work, or backfire? Fellow US Senator Claire McCaskill, a Clinton supporter, delivered a scathing assessment of her colleague during today’s Morning Joe, repeatedly calling Sanders “a socialist” and accusing the media of giving him “a pass”. As co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out, however, most of Bernie’s supporters already know he’s a socialist and are quite happy about it. Did Senator McCaskill consider whether calling attention to that on MSNBC would actually hurt...
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • Hillary Called ‘Racist’ For Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

    06/24/2015 3:52:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the receiving end of a politically correct firestorm after speaking on race issues at a church in Florissant, Mo., near Ferguson. What caused the outcry? Three words: all lives matter.What do you think? While speaking at the United Church of Christ, Hillary said:What do you think? The truth is equality, opportunity, civil rights in America are still far from where they need to be. Our schools are still segregated. In fact more segregated than they were in the 1960s. Nearly 6 million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Confederate Flag ‘Shouldn’t Fly Anywhere’ (new Democrat talking points!)

    06/23/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | By AMY CHOZICK
    As lawmakers across the South spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation’s largest retailers pulled items with its image from their shelves, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called the flag “a symbol of our nation’s racist past.” Speaking at an African-American church just outside Ferguson, Mo., an impoverished black community where protests against a mostly white police force erupted in violence last summer, Mrs. Clinton made a forceful plea to remove the Confederate flag wherever it flew. And she encouraged other retailers to follow Amazon, Walmart, eBay and Sears in discontinuing sales of items that display the...
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • A National Tragedy and a Partisan Response

    06/19/2015 3:03:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 19,2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why do black lives only seem to matter when white people take them? Why does the president of the United States think it’s proper to take a horrible racial tragedy in Charleston South Carolina as an excuse to bash America as the violence capital of the “advanced” world, and a prop for Democrats’ lust for gun control legislation in a state that already has it? Last year 82 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. 16 of them died. The victims and the shooters were black.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...
  • Bill Clinton: We Can't Just Have People Walking Around With Guns, You Know

    06/16/2015 7:08:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/16/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Clinton: The Baltimore thing came on the heels of what happened in Ferguson, what happened in New York City and all these other places. And there is a big national movement about whether the lives of young African-American men count. CNN anchor Jake Tapper: Black Lives Matter, yeah. Clinton: Yeah. You can't have a bunch of people walking around with guns. I used to tell people when we did Bosnia, Kosovo, anything like that: You get enough people with weapons around, and there will be unintended consequences. People make mistakes. People do wrong. Things happen.
  • Poll: Was it improper for Missouri Gov.Nixon to accept a $50,000 donation from UAW

    06/15/2015 3:03:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received a $50,000 donation from the United Auto Workers international headquarters in Detroit days after his June 4 veto of a bill that would stop employers from having workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
  • Missouri Dem Gets 50K Of Union Cash Right After Killing Right-To-Work Bill

    06/15/2015 5:29:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 14, 2015 | connor d. wolf
    Despite not running for office, Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon received a sizable campaign contribution Wednesday from a major union less than a week after killing a bill that would have ended forced union dues in the state. House Bill 116 was signed by House Speaker John Diehl and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, both Republicans, in late May and would have made Missouri the 26 state to ban forced union dues or fees as a condition of employment. The policy, known as right-to-work, tends to be heavily favored by the right but opposed by those on the left...
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Ferguson still everywhere if you're black

    06/11/2015 1:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | June 11, 2015 | Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O
    It's been 250 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson got rich, famous and a vacation after killing Mike Brown, a phenomenon that is occurring all too often across the United States. In fact, an MXGM (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement) study has reported that every 28 hours a black person is killed by police. Accountability is the key. Accountability is the answer. As you may remember, Wilson was not indicted and the community of the St. Louis and St. Louis County region still...
  • Most signatures on petition to recall Ferguson mayor invalid: official

    06/09/2015 4:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | by Mary Wisniewski
    A group that wants to recall the mayor needs to try again, after more than half the signatures on the recall petition were declared invalid, an official said on Tuesday. The group of activists pushing for the recall of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III submitted 1,008 valid signatures - 806 short of the 1,814 needed to get a recall on a city ballot. A total of 1,125 signatures were declared invalid for various reasons - 562 were not registered voters in St. Louis County, and 366 were not registered voters in Ferguson. An organizer known as "Ferguson Activist Phil" said...
  • Hiroshima pilot's grandson to command nuclear-capable bombers

    06/09/2015 12:21:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the massive B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II is taking over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers. Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV takes command of the 509th Bomb Wing during a ceremony Friday at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, replacing Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, who has led the wing since February 2014. Tibbets, 48, was previously deputy director for nuclear operations for the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in...
  • AFDI Rolls Out New Free Speech Billboard Campaign Featuring Muhammad Cartoon

    06/08/2015 2:09:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    <p>The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has announced a new billboard campaign to defend freedom of speech and stand up to violent intimidation.</p>
  • After switching positions, Gephardt lobbying firm have taken $8 million from Turkish government

    06/07/2015 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 6/7/15 | Chuck Raasch 39
    As a member of Congress, Dick Gephardt often spoke passionately about the need for the United States to recognize as genocide the mass deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians under the Turkish government that began one century ago. But as a lobbyist for Turkey since leaving Congress in 2005, Gephardt, a Democrat, has taken the opposite side. His behind-the-scenes work has been cited as a factor in the annual failure of Congress to recognize the Armenian genocide. Justice Department records show that Gephardt’s lobbying firm has been paid more than $8 million since 2008 to fight the declaration...
  • Two Black Panthers, Advocates for ISIS, Admit Plot To Bomb Ferguson and Saint Louis Police…

    06/04/2015 3:49:38 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 02, 2015
    This story is interesting both for the content the media share and for the content the media avoid sharing. Both Saint Louis suspects are admitted members of the New Black Panther organization; both suspects are also admitted Islamist Radicals and believers in ISIS jihad….
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Protestors Plan Rally in Ferguson in Support of Boston Terror Suspect

    06/05/2015 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson" Black Lives Matter protest group has planned a rally Friday in Ferguson in support of Usaama Rahim, the ISIS-inspired terror suspect who was shot dead in Boston after pulling a knife on officers. On a Facebook page called "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson," the activists have announced that the rally will take place June 5 at 5pm CDT in front of the Ferguson Police Department and will include a "FREE Halal BBQ dinner." The purpose: to show that #BlackLivesMatter and to protest "murder and profiling of our black brothers." Here's the complete announcement: