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  • Bus driver is suspended after refusing to drive a vehicle with gay-pride rainbow colours

    08/13/2019 2:45:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th August 2019 | Raven Saunt
    A bus driver has been suspended after refusing to drive a vehicle which celebrated gay pride. Passenger Rebecca Sears, 19, claimed a Konectbus driver at Norwich Bus Station insisted on swapping buses as the one he was in 'promoted homosexuality'. She said that the driver, who appeared to be in his 50s with grey hair, was referring to the vehicle's service number which featured the colours of the gay-pride rainbow flag. Rebecca said: 'He said we have to wait a minute, he said I am not driving this bus because it promotes homosexuality. 'I was standing with two other women...
  • Trump Rule Aims to Streamline Protection of Endangered Species

    08/13/2019 2:43:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 12, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration is applying new regulations to protect endangered species, rolling back some requirements [in order] to ground the policy in scientific and economic factors, the Interior Department announced Monday. The regulations, based on the 1973 Endangered Species Act, will “increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century,” the agency said. The rules won’t extend the same protections to threatened species as are applied to those already on the endangered list. Nor will they look as far into the future to project what species face extinction. The changes likely will draw litigation...
  • Fredo Can Dish It Out, But He Can’t Take It

    08/13/2019 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush ^ | August 13, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is hilarious. This turns out to be one of the biggest inside jokes in the country. The Drive-By Media still doesn’t know, they still don’t know the origins of Chris Cuomo being affectionately called Fredo. They still don’t know, folks. Yet they claim I’m responsible for the El Paso shooter and I’m responsible for all of the lack of gun control. I’m the guy that’s gonna prevent Washington from doing it. And they do not know that the reason a guy approached Fredo Cuomo at some bar in New York last night and said, “Hey, Fredo, can I...
  • Cuomo’s Called ‘Fredo’ & Claims It’s Same As ‘N’ Word, Trump Destroys Him (Hold on there's more)

    08/13/2019 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 79 replies ^ | August 13, 2019 | Rebecca Diserio
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo was caught having a massive meltdown after one man addressed him as “Fredo Cuomo,” a longtime nickname given to the CNN anchor by Rush Limbaugh. (Snip) @realDonaldTrump Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
  • Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid

    08/13/2019 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Neil Munro
    Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi. The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities. The local Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported 25 to 30 people went to the job fair in Forest, Mississippi. The report said: Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators. Whitley said...
  • Trump Tells Reporters… ‘I have no idea’ if Clintons were involved in Epstein’s death…

    08/13/2019 2:10:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | August 13, 2019 3:31 pm | Kane
    ‘I have no idea’ if Clintons were involved in Epstein’s death ‘Find out if Bill Clinton went to Epstein Island and you’ll learn a lot…’ Asked Tuesday if he believed the Clintons had anything to do with Epstein’s demise, Trump said: “I have no idea.” “I know Bill Clinton was on his plane 27 times,” Trump said. “That was not a good place, and I was never there. You have to ask, did Bill Clinton go to the island?” “That’s the question. If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot.” Clinton’s spokesman said last month that Clinton...
  • China must pick the least bad option to resolve Hong Kong crisis. A PLA crackdown is not it

    08/13/2019 1:54:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08/13/2019 | MinXin Pei
    The crisis in Hong Kong appears to be careening towards a devastating climax. With China’s government now using rhetoric reminiscent of what preceded the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters – and, indeed, its democracy – could well be in grave danger. For more than two months, Hong Kong has been beset by protests. Triggered by a proposed law to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China, the demonstrations have since developed into broader calls to safeguard – or, perhaps more accurately, restore – the semi-autonomous territory’s democracy, including by strengthening state (especially police)...
  • Woman arrested, charged with threatening to shoot up school [Woman of Color in custody!]

    08/13/2019 1:50:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    WPBF-TV ^ | 8/12/19 | Brandon Lopez
    A Lake Worth woman was arrested after police said she made a written threat to shoot up a local school, police said. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office, Miranda Perez was chatting with a man on Facebook Messenger. The man said that Perez was upset that her children were being moved to a different school.... ....after the video chat ended, Perez wrote the man a message that read, "I'm thinking of doing a school shooting at Barton." Perez was referring to Barton Elementary School, which is the school Perez's kids....
  • The left’s war on the media? Bashing the press becomes a bipartisan affair

    08/13/2019 1:28:01 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Among the many consequences of Donald Trump’s ascendancy in modern American politics is a renewed and deepened hostility for the press, not only among his far-right base, but within the general electorate. In recent decades, trust in media has plummeted from a high of 72% who had a great deal or fair amount of trust in 1976, thanks in large part to Watergate coverage, down to a historic low of 32% in 2016. Trust has ticked back up to 45% in 2018 and, among Democrats, is actually the highest it’s been in 20 years. You might not know it to...
  • Stamford [CT] School Board President Appears On MTV's 'Drag My Dad'

    08/13/2019 1:13:07 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | Aug 12 2019 | R.J. Scofield
    STAMFORD, CT — As president of Stamford's Board of Education, Andy George is always looking to send an encouraging message to the city's youth. Last month, he took it to the extreme by appearing on MTV's newest show with his son, Brendan, but viewers may not immediately recognize them. The two were featured in an episode of "Drag My Dad," in which both men were dressed in drag by professional designers and makeup artists. According to George, the idea originated with his son, a 23-year-old Stamford High School alumnus who is an aspiring actor in New York City and has...
  • Judge Denies Sheriff Testimony, Says No to Special Prosecutor in Drejka Case

    08/13/2019 1:10:06 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 6 replies
    bay9news ^ | 8/2/19 | Sandra Weathers
    INELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – There was a lengthy hearing Friday afternoon for the case where Michael Drejka is charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. Pretrial hearing for Michael Drejka Drejka is accused of shooting, killing Markeis McGlockton Judge denies Sheriff's testimony PREVIOUS: Markeis McGlockton Shooting: 1 Year Later In that hearing a judge made some major decisions about the upcoming trial. One of the main things discussed in the hearing was the decision to not appoint a special prosecutor to this case like Drejka’s defense argued for. The defense accused the prosecution of race baiting, buckling...
  • Riot Police Storm Hong Kong Airport as Protesters Tie Up Suspected Undercover Communists

    08/13/2019 1:04:10 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Frances Martel
    Chaos erupted in Hong Kong International Airport late Tuesday as riot police barrelled through the masses of hundreds of protesters demanding freedom from China. CNN International reported, following the police operation that reporters witnessed at least four arrests and that officers appeared to be targeting specific people. To get through the protesters, police used pepper spray and batons to push back the crowd. According to an official statement from Hong Kong police, airport officials requested that the riot officers enter the airport to rescue a man who protesters had apprehended and accused of being an undercover police officer........ Pro-democracy protesters...
  • Trump rips emolument lawsuits: Being president 'costing me a fortune'

    08/13/2019 12:57:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Tuesday disputed that he's profiting off the presidency, arguing instead that lawsuits alleging he's violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution amount to "presidential harassment" and are costing him significant legal fees. "I got sued on a thing called emoluments. Emoluments. You ever hear of the word? Nobody ever heard of it before," Trump said at a Shell petrochemical plant in Pennsylvania. "And what it is is presidential harassment, because this thing is costing me a fortune, and I love it," Trump added. "I love it because I’m making the lives of other people much, much better."...
  • Md. family, son with special needs asked to leave Outback Steakhouse due to son's 'noises'

    08/13/2019 12:53:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 177 replies
    ABC 7 WJLA ^ | August 7, 2019 | Caroline Patricks, WJLA Staff
    Glen Burnie, Md. (WJLA) - A family says they are left heartbroken and saddened after they were asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Saturday night because of their son who has neurological challenges. Amanda Braun's son, Killian, was born with a neurological disorder that affects his speech called Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The disorder affects Killian in many ways especially communication and behavior. Sometimes when he speaks, his words are unclear. However, Amanda says she's never had problems before the incident at Outback occurred and that Killian was not acting out of the ordinary....
  • California counties file first lawsuit over Trump 'public charge' rule

    08/13/2019 12:52:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants based on their use of public programs like food stamps and Medicaid. Representatives for Santa Clara County and San Francisco filed the suit seeking a temporary injunction in the District Court for the Northern District of California. The counties allege the rule change hurts "critical public health and safety-net systems, is arbitrary and capricious, flouts federal law, and seeks to usurp Congress’ authority by administratively repealing its longstanding family-based immigration system."...
  • Sasse calls on DOJ to 'rip up' Epstein nonprosecution deal to bring 'co-conspirators to justice'

    08/13/2019 12:45:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Justin Wise
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Tuesday urged Attorney General William Barr to "rip up" a 2008 nonprosecution deal for disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, arguing that the Justice Department must bring his co-conspirators to justice in wake of his death. "The victims of Epstein’s international sex trafficking ring deserve justice," Sasse, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee, wrote in a letter to Barr on Tuesday. "In order to bring Epstein’s co-conspirators to justice, the Department of Justice should rip up the non-prosecution, non-investigation agreement entered into by Epstein and the U.S. Attorney’s Office...
  • "Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season"

    "Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season" “We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters on an airport tarmac around noon Tuesday. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.” “So far they’ve had virtually none,” the president added. “But just in case they might have an impact on people, what we’ve done is we’ve delayed it, so that they won’t be relevant to the Christmas shopping season.”
  • China won't let U.S. Navy ship dock in Hong Kong amid trade tensions

    08/13/2019 12:35:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    HONG KONG — China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, American officials said Tuesday. The incident came amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over tariffs and follows the U.S. last week imposing sanctions on China after it bought arms from Russia. The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship, had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources told Reuters. "The Chinese government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp," a spokeswoman for...
  • Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring

    08/13/2019 12:19:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 August 2019 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied. "The Supreme Court...
  • AOC goes after Barstool Sports head Dave Portnoy over anti-union tweet

    08/13/2019 12:18:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/13/2019 | Aaron Feis
    Fiery left-wing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy tangled on Twitter Tuesday over organized labor in a clash of the social-media titans. “Hey @aoc welcome to thunder dome,” Portnoy, a well-known right-leaning agitator, challenged the New York congresswoman. “Debate me.” Portnoy threw down the gauntlet after AOC injected herself into a battle Portnoy was waging on another front over the recent formation of a union by workers at The Ringer, a sports site in competition with Barstool Sports. “Heard @ringer employees want to unionize. Little refresher how I feel about unions,” wrote Portnoy on Monday.