Keyword: skittles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ...Forget the House. It’s the battle for the Senate that could provide the most drama...

    09/09/2018 3:41:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    MSN/ Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2018
    For months now, the focus of Campaign 2018, rightly, has been on control of the House. All the metrics continue to point to a midterm election in which Democrats could seize control of that chamber. But for sheer drama and unpredictability, the contest for control of the Senate could be the place to look. The House is no slam-dunk for the Democrats, but most Republicans following the campaigns are genuinely worried and probably right to be that way. The overall environment is difficult for the GOP because of President Trump and because of the location of the competitive races; suburban...
  • Trayvon Martin's family claims Weinstein Company owes them $150,000

    05/22/2018 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 29 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | May 22, 2018 | Nancy Dillon
    The parents of Trayvon Martin claim The Weinstein Company is trying to weasel out of its obligation to pay them at least $150,000. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed paperwork in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Friday claiming TWC signed a deal in March 2017 promising to pay the six-figure amount to produce a TV series based on their book, "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin."
  • Maryland green energy projects encounter headwinds from worried neighbors

    12/20/2017 12:48:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 20, 2017 | by Scott Dance
    David Friend began scouting the former strip coal mine here 16 years ago, with visions that it could one day produce a different sort of energy. The developer persuaded landowners along the blustery ridge in Western Maryland to bless his plans for more than two dozen wind turbines that would tower more than 40 stories high. But after a years-long battle with Allegany County officials and concerned neighbors — a saga that has passed through the local zoning board and state Public Service Commission, and reached Maryland’s highest court — the clear-cut hilltops remain bare. The modern windmills that are...
  • Social Media Users Accuse Skittles of White Supremacy

    06/16/2017 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Lera · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    The Skittles candy company’s colorless campaign, meant to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, is being bashed and called a “poorly veiled white supremacist” stunt by social media users. Skittles ditched it’s iconic colorful rainbow bags and released an ad that said: “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So, we’ve given up ours to show our support.” A portion of the profits from each bag of fruit-flavored candy (purchased exclusively at Tesco grocery stores) will go to LGBT charities, the company said. But the ad campaign was slammed on social media, with several offended users equating the company’s use of an all-white...
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman, sentenced to 20 years

    10/17/2016 10:27:46 AM PDT · by Godebert · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    The Seminole County man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman as the two drove down Lake Mary Boulevard in separate vehicles was sentenced today to 20 years in prison. A Seminole County jury found 38-year-old Matthew Apperson guilty last month of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle.
  • Facts back up Trump Jr.’s refugee skittles analogy

    09/27/2016 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jerry Agar
    There is no possible way that among the Syrian refugees desperately needing our help, there could be a few dangerous terrorists. It is only ridiculous, racist conservatives – the types of people who will vote for Donald Trump - who insult the Syrian people, and intelligent liberals everywhere, by saying that there could be. We know this because we were instructed in that regard by earnest, progressive commentators who were out recently parading their caring tolerance in reaction to the son of the Republican candidate for president in the United States. Except that they are wrong; and provably so. Donald...
  • Taste The Rainbow (No More Skittles)

    09/25/2016 8:54:35 AM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | Gerard Perry
    Although overshadowed by your regularly scheduled terror attacks, as well as pre-debate effluvia, the media’s attempt to turn Donald Trump Jr.’s recent tweet into a cause célèbre for smug leftists is worth examining in detail. While some right wing pundits pointed out the similarity between his Skittles metaphor and a feminist-inspired meme involving a different chewy candy, the actual root of this analogy is the precautionary principle, a deeply flawed approach to risk management. The idea being that the introduction of a new product or process whose impact is unknown or disputed should be resisted. The problem is that the...
  • Watch: Dem congressman eats Skittles during IRS impeachment hearing

    09/21/2016 1:01:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/21/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D.-Ill., took a shot at Donald Trump Wednesday by eating Skittles while questioning IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Wednesday during his impeachment hearing. "Every now and then I get a bad Skittle," Gutierrez said, adding that the few "bad" candies didn't persuade him to "ban them all."
  • Flashback: Leftists Used ‘Skittles’ Analogy to Attack ‘Rape Culture’

    09/20/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/16 | Warner Todd Huston
    Left-wing pundits are slamming Donald Trump’s son for using the candy Skittles as a metaphor for Syrian refugees and terrorism — but just a few years ago, these same liberals were more than happy to use bite-sized candy as an illustration of “rape culture” in the U.S.A. Starting Monday night, the left went wild when Donald Trump, Jr., posted a graphic that stated, “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?” The image then turned the point to the current crisis saying, “That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
  • Andrea Mitchell Tees Up Dem to Totally Twist Trump Jr.’s ‘Skittles’

    09/20/2016 1:56:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    Andrea Mitchell has her unmentionables in major undulations over the fact that Donald Trump, Jr. posted a tweet analogizing terrorists hiding among bona fide refugees to a few poisonous Skittles in an otherwise okay bowl. And so on her MSNBC show today, Mitchell teed up Dem Rep. Adam Schiff to take a big swing at the Trump campaign. Schiff was only too happy to oblige, piously denouncing Trump, Jr., whom he described as a “rotten apple” falling not far from the tree. Schiff accused Trump, Jr. of saying “essentially, children who are fleeing the war and violence are like poison...
  • Unreal! Donald Trump Jr. Comes Under Fire for Comparing Muslim Refugees to Skittles

    09/20/2016 8:10:11 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...Afghan immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted by authorities in connection to bomb attack in Chelsea. Dahir Adan from Somalia went on a stabbing rampage on Saturday at a St. Cloud mall. On Monday Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an informative graphic comparing Muslim refugees to Skittles. The liberal media is outraged. (Tweet) "If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?"
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Obama Taking His Family to Selma; Remembers Trayvon Martin at WH Event

    02/27/2015 8:25:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute, not just as a president or a first lady or as African Americans, but as Americans -- to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge," President Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday. Obama mentioned the "legends and giants of the civil rights movement" as well as "the countless American heroes" who aren't named in the history books, all of whom marched and sang and organized "to change this country for the better." He...
  • Michael Brown remembered as a 'gentle giant' [Media Hype over St. Louis Teen?]

    08/12/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    ....Brown, 18, died Saturday after a Ferguson police officer shot him multiple times outside an apartment complex. Brown was two days from starting class at Vatterott College. Close friends had been packing up and departing for schools such as Kansas State University and Arkansas Baptist University on sports scholarships. “Everyone else wanted to be a football player, a basketball player,” said Gerard Fuller, who had known Brown since second grade at Pine Lawn Elementary School. “He wanted to own his own business. He’d say, ‘Let’s make something out of nothing.’”.... “It hurt so bad to get that phone call,” Jenkins...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?

    06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 24, 2014
    Did Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage make him violent against George Zimmerman? Some reports are posing that controversial question now that marijuana legalization is quickly spreading across America. But while some police officers may support that contentious message others believe the controversy over Trayvon Martin, gun control, and drugs does not match up with the facts. In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman’s lawsuit claims NBC employees purposefully edited the audio recordings of him talking to the 911 dispatcher in order to make it sound like the Hispanic man was racially profiling Trayvon. Whether or not Martin is a...
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    04/24/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 214 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin." Byron Smith, of Little Falls, faces first-degree premeditated murder charges in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith, 65, claimed he was defending himself and feared for his life after several break-ins at his home. Prosecutors, though, say Smith planned the killings. They say he sat in a chair...
  • Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle

    02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST · by matt04 · 97 replies
    This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home. The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children. She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you...
  • White couple brutally beaten by black mob in New Orleans

    09/02/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/29/2013
    On Saturday, a couple walking through the French Quarter was severely beaten in what appears to be yet another act of violence, motivated by racism. Around 6 a.m., the couple was approached by three young black men near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine Streets. The suspects quickly surrounded the couple and without warning, physically assaulted both of them, according to police. The Times-Picayune reported: The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized...
  • Girl, 12, Shot and Killed Inside Miami Gardens Home [Trayvon's City, Victim Won't Get Ebony Cover]

    08/15/2013 3:02:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/15/13
    A 12-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother injured in a shooting in Miami Gardens late Wednesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the area of 42nd Ave and 201st Street when a gunman or gunmen opened fire on a home, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Det. Mike Wright said. According to Wright, officers discovered the girl shot inside the home. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.