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    06/05/2020 1:08:59 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/5/2020 | tmz
    the entire Emergency Response Team at the Buffalo Police Department has resigned in a show of solidarity for the cops suspended for shoving an elderly man to the ground. A total of about 57 officers walked off the job Friday, though they are still employed with the police department -- just no longer on the ERT ... according to WIVB reporter Dave Greber. The move comes less than 24 hours after video surfaced showing cops in heavy gear shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino even though he was NOT being physically confrontational. A rep for Buffalo PD allegedly told a lcoal reporter...
  • Trump orders Pentagon to remove thousands of troops from Germany: report

    06/05/2020 1:03:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/20 03:36 PM EDT | EDWARD MORENO
    Trump orders Pentagon to remove thousands of troops from Germany: report BY J. EDWARD MORENO - 06/05/20 03:36 PM EDT 2 Trump orders Pentagon to remove thousands of troops from Germany: report © Getty Images President Trump has directed the Department of Defense to send 9,500 troops home from Germany, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, which would bring the total stationed there down to 25,000. A defense official told the Journal the plan, which was ordered by national security advisor Robert O'Brien, has been underway since September and is not related to rising tensions between Trump and German...
  • Trump Was Right! Stunning Jobs Report Rocks Media

    06/05/2020 12:58:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush ^ | June 5, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And once again, ladies and gentlemen, President Trump was right when he forecast an economic recovery starting now. He was right about the shape. It would be a V-shaped recovery. He was right about when it would begin. He was right that it would take place in the first place. And because heÂ’s been right again, the left cannot let this stand. The Democrats and the left cannot let this stand, so be ready for whatever they come up with to take this news off the news. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny South Florida, itÂ’s Open Line Friday!...
  • Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions

    06/05/2020 12:57:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT | MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL
    Mattis's Trump broadside underscores military tensions BY MORGAN CHALFANT AND REBECCA KHEEL - 06/04/20 06:49 PM EDT Former Defense Secretary James Mattis’s stunning public criticism of President Trump is underscoring growing fears in the military that the president is compromising the integrity of the U.S. Armed Forces by threatening to use them against protesters. Trump has urged governors to deploy National Guard troops to “dominate the streets” and stop violent demonstrations, saying he would dispatch U.S. military forces to states and cities that do not meet his demands. On Monday, streets near the White House were forcibly cleared of peaceful...
  • 'F**king Ridiculous Clowns': What Caused a Liberal Reporter to Shred the Left-wing Activist Media Complex

    06/05/2020 12:53:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 6/4/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Lee Fang âś” @lhfang Social media is not only turning these violent protests into a form of entertainment, itÂ’s also a dangerous incentive for groupthink for reporters terrified of openly questioning the lefty conventional wisdom around riots.
  • Trump Order Waives Project Environment Rules to Push COVID-19 Recovery

    06/05/2020 12:43:09 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    Engineering News-Record ^ | June 4, 2020 | Debra K. Rubin, Mary B. Powers, and Jim Parsons
    Citing the "national emergency" spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic's economic impact, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to bypass environmental laws to expedite infrastructure projects, including those on federal lands, as a stimulus. Legal challenges are expected to follow... The directive, which Trump issued after 6:00 PM on June 4, is intended to speed up federal approvals for transportation, energy and other projects to boost job growth and related investment. Also on June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to extend to all federal clean air rules a similar change to its mercury-emissions...
  • Biden Says Trump Administration Deserves 'No Credit' for Economic Recovery

    06/05/2020 12:40:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies ^ | June 5, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the job and unemployment numbers released on Friday afternoon in a livestream from Delaware. In a shocking glimpse of recovery, the economy added 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment decreased to 13.3 percent. While these shocking numbers should instill hope for economic recovery, Biden used them to criticize the Trump administration. Biden, who has spent much of the last few months in the basement of his Delaware home, claimed that President Trump is hiding in the bunker, and that the president cannot take credit for the positive economic numbers because “only...
  • Pentagon disarms guardsmen in D.C., in signal of de-escalation

    06/05/2020 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 86 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2020 | Paul Sonne, Fenit Nirappil and Josh Dawsey
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has told the District of Columbia National Guard and guardsmen from other states who have arrived in the nation's capital as backup to not use firearms or ammunition, a sign of de-escalation in the federal response to protests in the city after the killing of George Floyd, according to officials familiar with the decision. The Department of Defense, led by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, appears to have made the decision without consulting the White House, where President Trump has ordered a militarized show of force on the streets of Washington D.C. since demonstrations in the city...
  • We’re Witnessing the Massive Failure of Liberalism

    06/05/2020 12:31:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 5, 2020 | Rush Limaugh
    RUSH: There also, ladies and gentlemen, you know, one of the themes that I have been on for a long time, but I’ve been intensely trying to drive home a point for the last two weeks, three weeks, and that is the utter failure of the Democrat Party to come through for its constituents. You’ve heard me say this I don’t know how many times. Maybe you’re a little tired of hearing me say it. The Democrat Party has been promising utopia. And yet where is all this police brutality happening? In Democrat blue states. It’s so bad that they’re...
  • Hasidic kids put up “Justice for George Floyd" Sign at their religious street carnival to stop NYPD from breaking it up

    06/05/2020 12:29:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Sad they had to go to that length but brilliant idea
  • LGC Global in Detroit Awarded $51.9M Contract to Build Portion of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall (Del Rio & Eagle Pass, Texas)

    06/05/2020 12:27:34 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    D Business ^ | June 5, 2020 | R.J. King
    LGC Global Corp., a multi-faceted, minority-owned contracting company in Detroit, has been awarded a $51.9-million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a four-mile section of the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The work will begin in the next two weeks and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The federal government is working with several contractors to build the border wall from south of San Diego to the eastern shoreline of Texas, near Brownsville, at the Gulf of Mexico. The LGC Global project consists of building the 30-foot-tall wall...
  • Biden says 10-15% of Americans are ‘not very good people,’ draws comparisons to Clinton ‘deplorables’ remark

    06/05/2020 12:23:46 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters during a virtual town hall on Thursday he estimated 10 to 15% of Americans were “not very good people” but said the majority were “decent” people whom the president should work towards uniting.
  • Judge Tied to Federalist Society Ban Belonged to Left-Wing Legal Group

    06/05/2020 12:09:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson
    freebeacon ^ | Kevin Daley - JUNE 4, 2020 | Kevin Daley - JUNE 4, 2020
    A federal judge tied to an ethics proposal that would bar judges from joining the Federalist Society and its would-be liberal equivalent, the American Constitution Society (ACS), was an ACS member as recently as 2010, prompting charges of bad faith from legal conservatives. The Committee on Codes of Conduct, an official judicial body that gives ethics advice to federal judges, produced a draft advisory opinion that would bar judges from joining the Federalist Society or ACS. Though the committee's work is confidential and the opinion was unsigned, conservative lawyers and commentators have pushed suspicions that Chief Judge John McConnell of...
  • I Can’t Imagine the Last 10 Years Without Kathryn

    06/05/2020 12:09:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | June 5, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is also a big day. Ten years ago today, Kathryn and I walked down… Well, Kathryn walked down the aisle. I stood there and waited. I stood there and waited and waited and I kept hoping. I wanted to see the door open at the long way down at the end of the hall. I kept looking and the door didn’t open. I said, “What’s going on? I hope the door opens.” I looked for her dad; I couldn’t find her dad. I looked for her brother; I couldn’t find her brother. I said, “They gotta be with...
  • DOJ: Richlands man charged for lying about amputated hand related to explosives at Tazewell County home

    06/05/2020 12:06:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    WJHL News ^ | June 5, 2020 | by: Murry Lee
    TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A Richlands man is charged with lying to federal agents after investigators say he lied about how he was injured and whether or not he was in possession of explosives.According to a release from the Department of Justice, Cole Carini, 23, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of lying to federal agents. Court documents say Carini went to a health clinic in Richlands on Wednesday with the following injuries: - An amputated hand - Amputated fingers on the other hand - Shrapnel wounds to the throat and neck The release told officers at...
  • ONE MILLION Unhinged Leftists Expected to Attend Protests in DC This Weekend — And Crackpot Mayor Just Evicted ALL National Guard Units

    06/05/2020 12:02:19 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 132 replies
    There are reports that One Million leftists will converge on Washington DC this weekend to resume their protests over the death of George Floyd Washington DC Mayor Bowser announced on Thursday she was examining every legal question about the Presidents’ authority to send troops, even National Guard from other states, to the District of Columbia. Mayor Bowser said, “I have the authority and have not requested guard from any state.” The DC Mayor then later evicted ALL NATIONAL GUARD from any Washington DC hotel. On Sunday night leftists defaced the WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial and torched a 200-year-old...
  • Democrat defends Robert Mueller's 'extensive brain cells' after Lindsey Graham warns against new testimony

    06/05/2020 11:46:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    Feinstein then offered a defense of Mueller's mental ability. "I think Mr. Mueller is a man of extensive brain cells and can well recall the situation," she said. "I think this side would very much like to have him here." Later on in the meeting, Graham signaled he would consent to their demand but with a word of caution. "As to Mr. Mueller: If you want to call him, I will," Graham said, followed by a long pause. "I would just ask you to think twice about that. If you can find somebody else involved in the Mueller investigation that...
  • Reckoning with white supremacy: Five fundamentals for white folks

    06/05/2020 11:45:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/1/2020 | lovry cooper
    As demonstrations in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others gain momentum across the United States, many white people nationwide are being forced to confront the idea that flashpoints like this are not isolated missteps within an otherwise faithful system. Rather, more and more white folks are realizing each day that the very fabric of our society is in fact based on enduring violence against Black people and other marginalized groups. In this time, the sharing of trauma-porn and reactionary social-media solidarity—while perhaps the most readily available avenue of action for most—are nowhere...
  • Black people will never be truly free until they quit voting for Marxists who want to destroy America and enslave all of us.

    06/05/2020 11:43:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    I know the democrats don't teach the truth about Marxism/socialism in school but they can google it now. Perhaps educated and privileged blacks like Senator Booker could set up workshops teaching the truth about freedom vs socialism in the inner cities. And possibly workshops to teach job skills so these people can raise themselves out of poverty and crime.
  • These businesses will open their restrooms to protesters on Saturday

    06/05/2020 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Factuality · 37 replies
    The group started a spreadsheet of theaters currently committed to opening their lobbies to protesters to use the restroom, catch a break, grab snacks, or drink water in D.C., New York, California, Texas and Chicago