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  • Prince George's County, MD eliminates Columbus Day

    10/10/2019 10:50:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | October 10, 2019 | Fox 5 DC
    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. - Prince George’s County Council is replacing Columbus Day with Native American Day beginning in 2020. The council noted that Oct. 14, 2019 will be the county’s final official Columbus Day. The bill arrives on the heels of a similar measure passed by the D.C. Council, which voted Tuesday to rename the day traditionally reserved for Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Confederate monument case

    10/08/2019 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 72 replies
    KTBS.com ^ | 7OCT2019 | VICKIE WELBORN
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in their fight to keep the Confederate monument on the Caddo Parish Courthouse grounds. Said spokeswoman Jackie Nichols: "Our petition was denied today by the Supreme Court. Although we are disappointed by this news, we are not dissuaded in our fight to protect our monument. We fight on!" The denial of the writ upholds the previous decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Parish, dismissing the lawsuit. “The parish is...
  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger

    08/19/2019 8:48:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger By now it is evident. The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the meeting between Benedict XVI and Livio Melina, made pblic four days later by Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa, complete with an official photo and with these words calibrated one by one at the residence of the pope emeritus:“[Benedict XVI] wanted to receive Prof. Mons. Livio Melina at a private audience. After a long discussion of the recent events at the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, he granted...
  • Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years

    08/01/2019 3:20:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | no byline
    Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years  Areas with discriminatory history purging at higher rates Brennan Center report finds millions ‘wrongfully purged’ US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.  At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice. The number was basically unchanged from the previous two-year period.  While the rate of voter purges elsewhere has declined slowly, jurisdictions released from...
  • [Cath Caucus] John Paul Institute 2.0 and the systematic purge of the last remaining “Wojtylians”

    07/29/2019 4:58:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 29, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul Institute 2.0 and the systematic purge of the last remaining “Wojtylians” When I was in the Theology section at the Pontifical Lateran University, I would see at the end one of the hallways the doors leading into the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, founded at the sainted Pope’s behest after Familiaris consortio by the eventual Cardinal (and one of the four Dubia brothers) Carlo Caffarra.  It was a great institution which activated John Paul’s teachings.Francis renamed the place and gave it a new mission in 2017.  Then he appointed new personnel to carry out...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking removal of Norfolk's Confederate monument

    07/23/2019 12:02:37 PM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    Pilot ^ | 23 July 2019 | Ryan Murphy
    NORFOLK A Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by activists that attempted to force the city to move its 112-year-old Confederate monument. In an 11-page order entered Tuesday, Chief Judge Mary Jane Hall said the plaintiffs failed to prove that their constitutional rights were being violated by the continued placement of the Confederate monument. The suit was filed in late March by Roy Perry-Bey, from Newport News, and Ronald Green, who lives in Norfolk. The men represented themselves. They argued that the display of the monument endorsed ideas such as secession, slavery, racial segregation, white supremacy and violence and...
  • A Celebrity School Purges a Conservative Teacher for Praising Western Civ. and Betrays Its Values

    07/22/2019 8:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/22/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. On the 5th of May, the American Freedom Alliance convened a conference on leftist radicalism. Before David Horowitz stepped up to the podium to discuss the threat of leftist extremism, Dr. Karen Siegemund, the president of the AFA, welcomed the attendees by speaking to our common values. “Each of us here believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is our heritage, whether we were born here or not,” she said....
  • Trump right again: Charlottesville VA votes to end observation of Jefferson's birthday

    07/02/2019 1:08:08 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 41 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A year ago, according to James S. Robbins, a Pentagon official during George W. Bush’s administration and author of the book “Erasing America,” quoted POTUS Donald Trump opining that the American Left would never be satisfied with simply pulling down Confederate monuments. No, the president said in 2017, Leftists would eventually adopt overt efforts to actually memory hole our founders, our traditions and our culture. “Is it George Washington next week” he said, “and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” Noted Robbins: “Liberal historians tut-tutted at...
  • Discussions over potential Killingly High School mascot change still ongoing

    06/27/2019 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Puppage · 26 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 06/27/2019 | Hector Ramirez II
    KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) The future of Killingly High School‘s nickname is still unclear as of Thursday morning. During a meeting on Wednesday, the school board decided to table the vote on whether to change it. For more than 80 years, students there have been called the “Redmen.” Their mascot is a chief wearing feathers, but now that could come to an end as some are calling it racist. “It’s more of a pride and honor thing. We respect what we wear. I wouldn’t wear something I don’t respect!” Killingly is not the first local town to take this up. Manchester...
  • Online Knitting Community Bans Trump Supporters, Accuses Them Of Backing 'White Supremacy'

    06/23/2019 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 117 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | June 23, 2019 | Emily Zanotti
    The "online knitting and fiber arts community," Ravelry, declared Sunday that it is banning all vocal supporters of President Donald Trump from its website, and declared support for the current President akin to "white supremacy." Yes, a knitting website. Ravely describes itself as, "[a] place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about...
  • Lake County calls for end to Civil War Days

    06/16/2019 10:11:23 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 42 replies
    The Lake County Sun ^ | June 12, 2019 | Frank Aberderholden
    The 2019 Civil War Days might be the last hosted by the Lake County Forest Preserves after the district president questioned the appropriateness of the annual commemoration that features the Confederate flag. President Angelo Kyle said he would prefer to focus on environmental issues such as climate change. In 2015, the district staged Civil War Days shortly after South Carolina removed the battle flag from its Capitol. At the time, forest preserves officials said Confederate flags were not being displayed inappropriately and were used in a historical context. Kyle, who is African American, said that history is written by the...
  • YouTube will begin removing white supremacist, extremist videos

    06/05/2019 9:57:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    YouTube on Wednesday announced that it updated its policies to officially ban videos that promote extremist ideologies such as white supremacy or caste superiority, a move that will likely result thousands of videos being removed. In a blog post on Wednesday, YouTube said it will begin "prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status." The Google-owned company said videos that "glorify Nazi ideology" would fall under that category. It also said it would begin promoting more "authoritative content"...
  • Virginia agrees to let Arlington rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    05/15/2019 12:48:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Patricia Sullivan
    Almost 100 years after Confederate sympathizers named a major Virginia road after the president of their lost cause, Arlington County won approval from a state transportation board to rename Jefferson Davis Highway. The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow Arlington to change the name of the road — commonly known as Route 1 — to Richmond Highway by Oct. 1, after lobbying by the county, legislators, business and residential groups, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D). “What we just heard, through the unanimous vote and the words of the governor, is it’s past time,” said Christian Dorsey (D),...
  • Twitter: Excelling @Censorship

    05/09/2019 7:28:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | May 9, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    When the head of Twitter's public policy department told the Senate he'd do more on conservative censorship, making it worse wasn't what most leaders had in mind! Unfortunately, that's exactly what seems to be happening -- to pro-lifers, Trump supporters, and even popular parody accounts. Three weeks ago, Carlos Monje Jr. was apologetic for the mistakes Twitter had made. A month later, he has a lot more to be sorry for. Their stories are different, but several victims of Twitter's bias have one thing in common: no one explained why. Mike Morrisson, who's been running a popular "AOC Press" account...
  • Twitter suspends account exposing attacks on Trump supporters

    05/09/2019 6:48:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2019 | unknown
    WATCH: Twitter Suspends Account Created to Track Anti-Trump Violence – @OANN pic.twitter.com/v9toIFVOkq — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 7, 2019 Twitter has suspended an account established to document violent attacks on supporters of President Trump. The One America News network, OAN, reported the account, @Magaphobiaconservative, had been set up by one of its reporters, Jack Posobiec. OAN said it’s not clear why the account was suspended and whether or not it will be reinstated. Posobiec explained “Magaphobia” is the “irrational or unfounded fear of President Trump and his supporters.” The Gateway Pundit pointed out there have been hundreds of attacks...
  • BREAKING: David Horowitz Banned From Twitter in Latest Purge

    05/07/2019 4:31:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | May 7, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    ShareTweetFlip David Horowitz, the 80-year-old conservative writer and founder of the Dave Horrowitz Freedom Center, was banned from Twitter this evening with no explanation from the big tech platform. Twitter has been in the midst of a purge over the past 24 hours, banning multiple parody accounts and an account that chronicled instances of violence against supporters of President Donald J. Trump last night. Tonight they continued their censorship spree by banning Horowitz, who is widely respected as an intellectual on both sides of the aisle. Horowitz is a conservative writer and commentator who has written dozens of books, including...
  • Facebook Hired Former Hillary Press Director To Inform Media Of Alex Jones Ban

    05/07/2019 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Tom Pappert | 05/07/19
    The Facebook press contact has extensive work with the Clinton family and Obama White HouseWhen Big League Politics contacted Facebook to clarify why Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos were banned by Facebook and Instagram, we discovered the Facebook employee assigned to handle these communications is the former Press Director of Hillary For America. Sarah Pollack is the Policy Communications Manager for Facebook who responded to Big League Politics when we sought comment on why Jones, Watson, Loomer, and Yiannopoulos were banned. She explained that users are no longer allowed to share videos or links including...
  • There Is Only One Solution To Social Media Deplatforming,

    05/06/2019 3:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Facebook and Instagram took the extraordinary step last week of banning several “far right” commentators and one left-wing anti-Semite (yeah, that was news to The Washington Post) from their platforms entirely. It was the latest in a series of moves over the past several months and years designed to curb what the platforms’ liberal management and ownership see as “dangerous,” albeit not illegal, speech.Before Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and Milo, it was key “alt-right” figures like Jared Taylor, David Duke and Richard Spencer being purged from various platforms. Next, will it be religious groups that oppose gay marriage, anti-illegal immigration...
  • Founding Fathers under attack: Students demand Thomas Jefferson statue removal

    05/03/2019 5:37:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Students at Hofstra University are demanding the school remove a Thomas Jefferson statue. The group included other demands as well, including "mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.” Students at Hofstra University protested a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Friday at the second annual event, titled “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” The statue has been the center of controversy on the campus and has been defaced with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” signs and stickers. According to a media advisory sent by the Jefferson Has Gotta Go (JGG) campaign, the protest was held at Hofstra Breslin Hall. Organizers included “students of Hofstra University,...
  • Facebook bans Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, InfoWars and others from its platforms as 'dangerous'

    05/02/2019 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:53 PM ET, Thu May 2, 2019 | Oliver Darcy By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business
    Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it had designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who's notorious for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as "dangerous" and said it will be purging them from its platforms. Jones and his media outlet InfoWars had previously been banned from Facebook (FB) in in August 2018, but had maintained a presence on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. On Thursday, Jones and InfoWars will be barred from Instagram as well. Other people banned Thursday include fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson....