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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 3, 2015

    09/03/2015 3:07:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 3, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Trump signs pledge not to run as independent in 2016

    09/03/2015 11:32:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 03, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    Donald Trump announced Thursday he has signed a GOP pledge not to run as an independent in 2016, after a personal appeal from the Republican Party chairman. "I have signed the pledge," Trump said, holding it up. The decision by the Republican presidential front-runner helps ease concerns among party leadership that an outside Trump bid -- should he not win the nomination -- could threaten the party's chances in the general election by peeling off votes. The party began circulating the pledge to virtually all the Republican campaigns earlier this week. But Trump was the obvious concern. He had been...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Press Conference; Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

    09/03/2015 12:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-3-15 | Donald Trump
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump reveals that he has signed a pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee for President may be- and that he will not run on a third party ticket.
  • Rally to Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal (September 9th at US Capitol)

    09/02/2015 7:34:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Eventbrite ^ | 9/9/15
    Cruz for President Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT) Washington, DC Join us on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, for a rally to stop a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Featuring: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Donald Trump Glenn Beck Mark Levin Jenny Beth Martin
  • Virginia shooting: more than one mass shooting a day in the US group says

    09/02/2015 10:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | David Millward
    The Virginia shootings have rekindled the long-running debate on gun ownership in America with figures showing that there have been 247 mass shooting incidents in the US in 238 days so far this year. While America’s attention was focused on the horrific murder of two young journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, another mass shooting on the same day saw four people wounded during a home invasion in Minnesota. The figures for the multiple shootings have been compiled by GunsAreCool, a sarcastically named group which tracks gun violence in the US.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 2,2015

    09/02/2015 1:57:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 2, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin To Speak At Stop Iran Rally In D.C. On September 9

    09/01/2015 6:20:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Mark Levin, a nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and former Reagan administration official, announced on Tuesday that he will be attending and speaking at the “Stop The Iran Deal Rally” at the Capitol on September 9.
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,September 1,2015

    09/01/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | September 1, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Sen. Cruz Names Virginia Leadership Team, Bill Stanley as Chairman

    09/01/2015 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/01/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced Bill Stanley, Majority Whip of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, will serve as chairman of his Virginia Leadership Team. Shak Hill, a retired United States Air Force Veteran combat pilot, and Cynthia Dunbar, a board member of the Virginia First Foundation and former Assistant Professor of Law and Advisor to the Provost of Liberty University, will serve as co-chairs.“I am encouraged and honored to have Bill, Shak, and Cynthia head up our leadership team in Virginia,” said Senator Cruz. “The Commonwealth will play a critical role in the nominating process...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 31,2015

    08/31/2015 2:59:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | August 31, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Police: Teen got shot after trying to rob pizza guy

    08/31/2015 2:00:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 47 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jonathan Edwards
    NORFOLK A 15-year-old boy was shot Sunday night because, according to police, he tried to stick up a pizza delivery driver who had a gun. The 15-year-old pulled a gun on a Chanello's pizza delivery driver around 9:30 at Galt and Barre streets, but the driver had a gun and shot him, Norfolk police said in a news release. Paramedics took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, police said. At first, police said he might die from the gunshot wound, but now think he’ll survive. He’s still at Sentara under guard. Police charged the teenager with robbery and using a...
  • Vester Lee Flanagan wrote letters to rant about lack of sex and his days as gay escort

    08/31/2015 1:05:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 63 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/31/2015 | NANCY DILLON , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Virginia killer Vester Lee Flanagan wrote letters to rant about lack of sex and his days as gay escortVester Lee Flanagan lamented shortly before gunning down two journalists on live TV that his glory days as a $2,000-a-night male escort were behind him, stunning new documents reveal. The typed and handwritten letters, as well as photographs, driver’s licenses and student IDs, were shown to the Daily News by one of Flanagan’s close friends, Robert Avent, who says he spoke to the calm and collected killer moments before he committed suicide as cops closed in on him last...
  • Scarborough: 'I Blame Cable News' for Cops Being Less Safe

    08/31/2015 6:05:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You wish he had named names . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated "I do blame it on cable news" for "people wearing uniforms being a lot less safe today than they were before Ferguson." So just which cable networks did Joe have in mind? Until last week [when he was relegated to the Sunday morning desert], Scarborough's own MSNBC was the Al Sharpton network. So surely Scarborough was pointing the finger at least partially at MSNBC. But as he continued, Scarborough also identified other unnamed cable networks that he accused of "glorifying" Vester Flanagan and...
  • Obituaries for WDBJ7 Reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward

    08/31/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Staff
    Parker, Alison Bailey posted 2 days ago August 29th, 2015 Alison Bailey Parker, loved by everyone who knew her, was taken from us at the age of 24 on August 26, 2015. Born in Annapolis, Md., Alison grew up in Collinsville, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 2009. Her many accomplishments included Piedmont District Swimmer of the Year award, Big M Trophy recipient, and a member of the jazz and concert bands where she played both trumpet and French horn. As a student at the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology, she was a member of the...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • Virginia shooting victim's father says he will need to buy gun to defend himself

    08/30/2015 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 28 August 2015 | Jessica Glenza and Amanda Holpuch
    Father of Alison Parker, who is campaigning for gun control, says he will have to get a firearm because ‘a lot of people take exception’ to his views The father of Alison Parker, the journalist shot dead on live television on Wednesday, has said that now he is campaigning for gun control he will probably have to get a firearm to defend himself. Andy Parker, spoke to reporters on Friday after he visited the television station, WDBJ7, where his daughter worked before being murdered - along with cameraman Adam Ward - by their former colleague Vester Lee Flanagan. He continued...
  • Gilmore challenges Trump to 'mano a mano' debate on birthright citizenship

    08/29/2015 10:40:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 5:00 pm | Andrew Cain
    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, on Friday challenged GOP front-runner Donald Trump to a “mano a mano” debate on birthright citizenship. Gilmore has criticized Trump’s plan to overturn the birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It guarantees citizenship to babies born in the U.S., even if their parents are in the U.S. illegally. “Donald Trump is wrong on this issue and on his views of the 14th Amendment,” Gilmore said in a statement. “I challenge Donald Trump to debate ‘mano a mano’ on this issue. His comments are irresponsible,...
  • Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    08/29/2015 11:26:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    LimaOhio.com ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | David Bauder - AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage. They were difficult newsroom decisions, informed by competitive pressures, questions of newsworthiness and taste, and an understanding that for all the talk about the great convergence of media, a fundamental difference still exists between TV and the Internet. “We went back and forth on this — whether to run...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: Planned Parenthood Founder Was a White Supremacist

    08/29/2015 5:56:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | August 28, 2015 | Craig Millward
    At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “was a white supremacist” and to honor her “is to be complicit in her evil and her racism.” The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger. The bust is featured in the gallery’s “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of King and...
  • Vester Lee Flanagan Thought Words Like 'Field' and 'Swinging' Were Racist

    08/29/2015 11:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams) had contacted ABC News over the past few weeks about a story, but never gave any details. On August 26, the day he ambushed and murdered WDBJ7’s Alison Parker and Alex Ward, he faxed what appears to be a manifesto/suicide note to the organization, citing, among other things, that the Charleston church shooting sent him “over the top.” It’s the ramblings of an unhinged person. Flanagan’s work history has mostly been dotted with him filing complaints about discrimination at work, of which there is no evidence, and a reputation of being difficult among his co-workers. As...
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Investigators Release New Details in WDBJ Shooting

    08/29/2015 10:31:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 8:24am
    Investigators Release New Details in WDBJ Shooting Aug. 29, 2015 8:24am Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released new details from its investigation into Wednesday’s shooting on live TV that left a Virginia reporter and cameraman dead and another woman injured. Alison Parker and Adam Ward as seen in a tribute by WDBJ. (Image source: WDBJ-TV) Alison Parker and Adam Ward as seen in a tribute by WDBJ. (Image source: WDBJ-TV) Though the investigation into the shooting and deaths of Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, is still ongoing, the sheriff’s office officially announced that suspect Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, fired...
  • The Words Used by WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker That Killer Claimed Were ‘Racist’

    08/28/2015 1:14:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 56 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    When Alison Parker was an intern at WDBJ in 2012, Vester Lee Flanagan — then a reporter for the station — heard her utter what he apparently considered to be racist words. Parker made reference to “swinging” by a destination and also referred to heading out into the “field,” according to Flanagan’s 2013 complaint with the station, the New York Post reported. Parker wasn’t disciplined over her word choices, the Post reported, and Flanagan was fired a month after leveling his racism accusations against Parker, which were part of his failed discrimination lawsuit against the station. Two years later, Flanagan...
  • On-air killer identified with 9/11 attackers ( Vester Flanagan : Virginia )

    08/29/2015 5:54:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Chris Perez and Jamie Schram
    The Virginia gunman who executed two of his former colleagues on live television associated himself with the 9/11 attackers in rambling letters found inside his home and getaway car, authorities revealed Friday. “Based on careful scrutiny of those writings and evidence seized from his apartment, it is apparent that Flanagan very closely identified with individuals who have committed domestic acts of violence and mass murder, as well as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.,” a statement from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said, describing a large number of documents left behind by Vester Lee Flanagan II, the man...
  • Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

    08/28/2015 8:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Dishneau and John Raby, The Associated Press
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire erupted. She was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first gunshots, her husband said Friday. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during the interview Wednesday at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center....
  • WDBJ TV Killer vs. Dylann Roof: Is it Time to Ban the "Gay" Flag?

    08/28/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 August 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Both men wanted a race war. Both men committed murder in an attempt to spark it. But both men’s stories are treated very differently by the media.The world is shocked by the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, of small Virginia station WDBJ (a CBS affiliate), by disgruntled and disturbed ex-co-worker Vester Lee Flanagan II, who not incidentally is homosexual. By interrupting a live TV interview and committing his act on air, Flanagan, 41, got the attention he apparently craved and gave the world something unforgettable: real-life murder appearing movie-style, in deadly living color. And...
  • Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness

    08/28/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 42 replies
    Tea Party ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tea Party
    During an interview with CNN on Thursday, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said the issue in the wake of the shooting in Virginia is not guns, but mental illness.
  • Did Workplace Racism and the Charleston Massacre Push Vester Lee Flanagan Over the Edge?

    08/28/2015 3:03:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | David Love
    Vester Lee Flanagan, II, known by his on-air name Bryce Williams, was a Black journalist who fatally shot a white TV anchor and a cameraman during a live interview in Roanoake, Va. on Wednesday. Flanagan shot WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, and wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman the journalists were interviewing. Later, Flanagan, who had been fired from the station in 2013, reportedly died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His firearm was reportedly purchased legally from a Virginia gun store. ABC News provides an account of Flanagan‘s 23-page manifesto and suicide letter, which Bryce had faxed...
  • Gun Sales Rise After Tragedy

    08/28/2015 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two journalists, shot and killed during a live news report in Virginia. Vigils around the country are taking place for Alison Parker and Adam Ward. In the wake of these shootings comes the same questions. Why does this happen? What can be done? But there is one consistent reaction: an increase in gun sales. Gun and ammunition stores have seen a boost in business in recent years. The reason, one store owner said, is whenever a shooting tragedy happens, there's a renewed national debate on gun control That debate, the gun shop owner said, leads to increased...
  • Virginia State Police officer ordered BBC reporter to delete video of Vester Flanagan crash scene

    08/28/2015 3:53:16 PM PDT · by csvset · 68 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 28, 2015 | Patrick Wilson
    BBC journalist Franz Strasser has filmed through rubber bullets and tear gas in Rio de Janeiro and has at times been told by police to stop filming while on assignment. But he had never been ordered to delete footage until Wednesday, after he and a fellow journalist came upon the scene on Interstate 66 where Vester Lee Flanagan crashed a car following a pursuit by Virginia State Police. A trooper told Strasser that police would need to seize his camera because his footage could be evidence, but then ordered him to delete the footage. The trooper watched as the journalist...
  • Vester Flanagan, Poster Boy For Leftist "Microaggression" Culture

    08/28/2015 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Details continued to emerge about the behavior and history of black, gay Virginia shooter Vester Flanagan II, aka Bryce Williams, in the aftermath of brutal slaying of two white journalists on live television on Wednesday.
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • Victimhood: A Few Thoughts on the Roanoke Tragedy

    08/28/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    Self ^ | August 28, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses--by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. I haven't heard the term "hate crime" mentioned once in all the many hours...
  • Dis-integrating America

    08/28/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/15 | Pat Buchanan
    he Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. “What sent me over the top was the church shooting,” said Flanagan. To be sure, racism does not fully explain why Flanagan, fired from that same WDBJ7 station, committed this act...
  • Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • Husband of shooting survivor: Wife lost kidney

    08/28/2015 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Blue Highway · 30 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 8/28/15 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The husband of on-air shooting survivor Vicki Gardner says his wife lost a kidney and part of her colon, and faces three months of convalescence. Tim Gardner said in a telephone interview Thursday his heart goes out to the families of Roanoke, Virginia, television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. They were killed Wednesday by gunman Vester Flanagan as they interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • The Truth About Guns in Virginia

    08/28/2015 7:15:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Wednesday's horrific double murder of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Virginia, anti-gun activists have pounced at the opportunity to call for more gun control and exploited the tragedy within hours of its occurrence. Keep in mind the following statements were made before the facts were in about how the killer obtained his firearm.
  • Clarke: ‘Shame on the Left’ For ‘Exploiting’ WDBJ Shooting ‘To Pursue a Political Agenda’

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, “shame on the left” for “exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, “Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”
  • How TV murderer was reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report on elections(trunc)

    08/27/2015 9:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ben Ashford
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • Vester Flanagan Threatened Colleagues, Played the Race Card for Years

    08/27/2015 8:06:25 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/26/2015 | Katie Zavadski, Kate Briquelet
    The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening co-workers, and kept claiming he was the real victim. Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that June’s massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was “the tipping point” that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday. But in court papers and interviews with The Daily Beast, former colleagues describe Flanagan as a problematic employee, who was repeatedly reprimanded for his harsh treatment of coworkers, and complained racism was behind harsh evaluations of his work. “He just had a history of...
  • ALISON AND ADAM AND THE MONSTER

    08/27/2015 7:28:19 AM PDT · by shortstop · 90 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/27/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    He waited for the cameraman to turn back. He wanted the audience to see her die, and the cameraman had panned to the right, to show the resort, so he lowered the gun and waited for him to turn back. Then he opened fire. Some fat loser named Vester who wanted to kill some white people and settle some scores and make a name for himself. He was “Bryce” on TV. And he was Bryce on Twitter as he posted the video of himself gunning down three innocent people, unloading his Glock into them and America's consciousness. Camera in the...
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Donald Trump on WDBJ-TV shootings: ‘This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem’

    08/27/2015 6:00:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/27/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the wake of Wednesday morning’s shooting deaths on live TV of a reporter and videographer in Virginia that it isn’t a gun problem but a “mental problem.” Asked Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” if he would do something different about gun policy, Mr. Trump said: “Well, I don’t think I would, because this is really a sick person. This isn’t a gun problem; this is a mental problem.” “Frankly, you know, a case like this, he snuck up on ‘em. Whether it was a gun or a knife or whatever it would have...
  • Jeb Bush taps Eric Cantor as co-chair of Virginia efforts

    08/27/2015 5:01:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Eric Cantor will be named as one of Jeb Bush’s three co-chairs in Virginia, marking a high-profile return to the national political scene for the former House majority leader who lost his seat in stunning fashion during last year’s primary election. Former Virginia Secretary of Health Kay Cole James and former Virginia Lt. Gov. John Hager will round out the leadership team for Mr. Bush’s 2016 GOP presidential campaign in The Old Dominion. The news comes ahead of Mr. Bush’s scheduled town hall meeting Friday at VFW Post 4809 in Norfolk. Mr. Cantor, in a statement, called Mr. Bush “a...
  • Slain Reporter's Father: I Want More Gun Control

    08/28/2015 3:17:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 118 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/28/15 | Paul Bois
    Once again, the left has exploited the ruminations of a grieving father to push gun control. In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday, Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ journalist Alison Parker, demanded that his daughter's death at the hands of a murderer may be a cause to bolster politicians into passing more gun control laws. "If I have to be the John Walsh of gun control and -- look, I'm for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a way to force politicians that are cowards and in the pockets of the NRA to come to...
  • Eric Cantor to endorse Jeb Bush

    08/27/2015 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 08-27-2015 | Mike Allen
    The former House majority leader will also be named a Virginia state co-chair of Bush's presidential campaign.
  • Blast off: Shaky Jeb Bush campaign ready to soar thanks to coveted Eric Cantor endorsement

    08/27/2015 6:14:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/27/15 | Allahpundit
    I feel like we’re going to find out six months from now that Trump bribed Cantor to do this. Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday evening and will be named a Virginia state co-chair of his presidential campaign, Republican sources tell POLITICO.Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors…A Cantor source said: “They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have...