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  • Charlottesville attacker asks for 'mercy' in sentencing

    06/23/2019 2:00:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2019
    Lawyers for the man convicted for ramming a crowd of protesters with his car in Charlottesville, Va., injuring dozens and killing activist Heather Heyer, asked for "mercy" for their client in a memo, arguing that he should not spend the rest of his life in prison. The Associated Press reported Saturday that lawyers for 22-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. argued that Fields' age and history of mental illness, along with a traumatic childhood, should factor into a court's decision that they hoped would amount to less than a life sentence. “No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the...
  • Mayor In His Hometown Proposes Grinding Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Into The Dust

    06/14/2019 11:32:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/14/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    Last week, Charlottesville, Virginia Mayor Nikuyah Walker proposed ending recognition of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday. Instead, she wants the city to celebrate the emancipation of local slaves a month earlier, as “Liberation and Freedom Day.” The proposal will be brought before the city council at either its June 17 or July 1 meeting, reports The Daily Progress, a local newspaper.Charlottesville is the home to the University of Virginia, one of the United States’s premiere research and educational institutions, which Jefferson personally designed, founded, and led after serving as the U.S. president. It is Jefferson who...
  • Joe Biden Misses His Chance

    05/03/2019 5:14:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 3, 2019 5:58 p.m. ET | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Joe Biden Misses His Chance Along with every other Democrat, he surrendered his advantage when he lied about Donald Trump. By  Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. May 3, 2019 5:58 p.m. ET   When he kicked off his presidential campaign last week, Joe Biden centered his rationale for running on a claim that Donald Trump referred to racists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as very fine people.Mr. Biden probably is not connected enough to social media to know it, but this claim has been thoroughly defeated by online pushback, led by Dilbert creator Scott Adams and others. Wikipedia’s account of the...
  • Memories of a misspent youth in Charlottesville

    05/02/2019 8:05:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2 May 2019 | Taki
    Charlottesville is an enchanting Virginia college town graced by the neoclassical architecture of the university’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. I flew there with two friends, the talented photographer Jonathan Becker and the Vietnam Special Forces Silver Star winner Chuck Pfeifer, all of us close buddies of the deceased. It was the memorial service for Willy von Raab, scourge of drug dealers and illegal immigrants while commissioner of customs for eight years under Reagan. The humorist P.J. O’Rourke and I were the two speakers, and after a rousing ‘America the Beautiful’ we retired for an afternoon of southern hospitality and University of...
  • WALSH: President Trump Is Right - Robert E. Lee Was A Great General

    04/30/2019 4:06:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 162 replies ^ | April 29, 2019 | Matt Walsh
    President Trump sent certain segments of population into outraged spasms on Friday when he described Robert E. Lee as a "great general." Trying to lend context to his infamous "very fine people" remark about the 2017 Charlottesville protests, Trump said this: “I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general. Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals. I have spoken to many generals here, right at the White House, and many people thought — of the generals, they think that he...
  • Charlottesville judge rules Confederate monuments protected by state law and cannot be removed

    04/30/2019 1:17:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 18 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/20/19 | Jon Dougherty
    In a ruling that is sure to make Left-wing haters’ heads explode — again — a local judge in Charlottesville, N.C., has ruled that Confederate monuments there are protected by state law and thus cannot be removed. According to local CBS affiliate WCAV, the ruling by Circuit Judge Richard Moore flies in the face of a trend by city councils, schools, and other political subdivisions in removing Confederate historical symbols and markers under pressure from Leftists who claim they are monuments to slavery and ‘white supremacy.’
  • After Hounding Kellyanne on Charlottesville, Tapper Says Her Response 'Beneath You'

    04/28/2019 10:26:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    [snip] No fewer than eight times on his State of the Union CNN show today, Jake Tapper asked Kellyanne Conway whether President Trump's response to Charlottesville was, as he has said, perfect. Conway forcefully made the case that the President's "very fine people on both sides" comment was clearly in reference to people peacefully opposing the removal of Confederate statues, not to the neo-Nazis. And she pointed out that Trump had unequivocally condemned racism, bigotry, evil, violence, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK. She called Trump's response "darn near perfection." When Tapper still wouldn't drop his hair-splitting over "perfect," Conway...
  • VIDEO: Joe Biden Announces He Is Running for President of Charlottesville

    04/26/2019 6:46:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Joe Biden is so obsessed with Charlottesville that he has announced that he is running for president of Charlottesville. Over and over and over again, he obsesses about Charlottesville. He might never have been there but Biden is thinking about Charlottesville 24/7. Every campaign speech he gives is expected to have at least three Charlottesville references per paragraph. He might even go for three Charlottesville references per sentence.
  • Handsy Joe Biden is officially running for president in 2020...(strong language)

    04/25/2019 11:35:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jericho Green
    ..This keeps getting better, and better. Jericho Green
  • The Trump-Charlottesville 'Moral Equivalency' Lie the Left Keeps Telling

    04/04/2019 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 4, 2019 | Larry Elder
    During a 2008 interview with then-Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, ABC's Charlie Gibson asked whether Alaska's proximity to Russia offered Palin unique "insight." Palin responded, "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." In a Saturday Night Live skit, comic Tiny Fey mocked in this exchange with comic Amy Poehler, who portrayed Hillary Clinton. Fey as Palin: "You know, Hillary and I don't agree on everything ..." Poehler as Clinton: "Anything. I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy." Fey as Palin: "And...
  • CNN Contributor Rebukes Network for Charlottesville Hoax

    03/31/2019 12:01:32 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 22 replies ^ | 3/21/19 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN political commentator Steve Cortes has taken his own network to task for perpetuating the lie that President Donald Trump referred to neo-Nazis in the Charlottesville, Virginia, riot as “very fine people.” As Breitbart News has noted repeatedly, CNN’s own contemporaneous reporting showed that Trump was referring to peaceful protesters over the issue of the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and specifically excluding neo-Nazis, whom he said should be “condemned totally.” Yet the network’s anchors, reporters, and contributors have claimed, over and over again, that Trump referred to the neo-Nazis as “very fine people” —...
  • Trump Didn't Call Neo-Nazis 'Fine People.' Here's Proof.

    03/24/2019 1:57:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 21, 2019 | Steve Cortes
    News anchors and pundits have repeated lies about Donald Trump and race so often that some of these narratives seem true, even to Americans who embrace the fruits of the president’s policies. The most pernicious and pervasive of these lies is the “Charlottesville Hoax,” the fake-news fabrication that he described the neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 as “fine people.”
  • Trump Didn't Call Neo-Nazis 'Fine People.' Here's Proof

    03/21/2019 4:57:01 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 41 replies ^ | March 21 2019 | By Steve Cortes
    President Trump: “Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.” Trump became even more explicit: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white...
  • Breitbart News’ Joel Pollak: The Definitive Takedown of the Charlottesville ‘Very Fine People’ Hoax

    03/19/2019 8:03:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Mar 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak dismantled the lie that President Donald Trump described white supremacists and neo-Nazis as “very fine people” following 2017’s demonstrations and riots in Charlottesville, VA. He offered his analysis during an introductory monologue on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with co-host Rebecca Mansour. Pollak began, “First we have to acknowledge that the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, were absolutely horrific independent of whatever political or philosophical arguments we might be getting into about them, now, especially with the media coverage. I thought it would be appropriate to quote George Orwell who wrote...
  • On the threat of far-right extremism in the US(Hurl Alert)

    03/05/2019 6:21:14 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 5th March 2019 | Gene
    From an op-ed piece in Monday’s Roanoke (Virginia) Times: Last month, federal agents in Maryland arrested a United States Coast Guard officer and said he was plotting to assassinate Democratic members of Congress, prominent television journalists and others. The officer, Lt. Christopher Hasson, apparently inspired by a right-wing Norwegian terrorist who slaughtered 77 people in 2011, stockpiled firearms and ammunition and researched locations around Washington to launch his attacks, according to investigators. Fortunately, the F.B.I. arrested him before he could act.When news came of Hasson’s arrest, President Trump– who has no problems expressing the fiercest outrage at Democrats and even...
  • Trump says Cohen’s newly revealed book proposal blows up testimony: ‘Totally discredited!’

    03/01/2019 7:16:38 AM PST · by ETL · 25 replies ^ | Mar 1, 2019 | Brooke Singman | Fox News
    President Trump on Friday blasted Michael Cohen over a newly reported book proposal that apparently painted the president in a positive light, saying his former lawyer's pitch contradicts this week's congressional testimony and renders him “totally discredited.” “Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote ‘a love letter to Trump’ manuscript for a new book that he was pushing. Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book is exact opposite of his fake testimony, which is now a lie!” Trump tweeted Friday.“Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short...
  • The obscene effort to shame ‘Trump’s Jews’

    08/28/2017 7:28:46 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Seth Mandel
    Allow me a moment of pride: The hot new criticism of my fellow Jews is that we don’t complain enough. Really. A host of pundits, concerned about President Trump’s baffling unwillingness to single out neo-Nazis for criticism, are turning to the American Jewish community and pleading: Would it kill you to maybe kvetch a bit? The idea we haven’t protested is bonkers, but more important, the left’s campaign to get all Jews to publicly denounce Trump has taken a profoundly dangerous and ugly turn. And it needs to stop. On Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported that a coalition of left-leaning...
  • Neo-Nazi group's new leader is a black man who vows to dissolve it

    02/28/2019 7:30:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 1, 2019 | Staff
    One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group's defense against a lawsuit. The NSM is one of several extremist groups sued over bloodshed at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stern's filing asks a federal court in Virginia to issue a judgment against the group before one of the lawsuits goes to trial. Stern replaced...
  • Trump slams Spike Lee for ‘racist hit’ during Oscars speech

    02/25/2019 8:07:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/25/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump slammed Oscar winner Spike Lee for making a “racist hit” on him during his Academy Award acceptance speech Sunday night.“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning.Lee was accepting an Oscar for best-adapted screenplay for his movie “BlackKklansman” when he referred to the upcoming 2020 presidential election.“Before the world tonight, I...
  • PayPal CEO Admits Partnership With Far-Left SPLC To Blacklist Conservatives

    02/25/2019 2:33:29 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-25-2019 | Charlie Nash
    PayPal CEO Dan Schulman admitted during an interview with the Wall Street Journal that PayPal works with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when it considers blacklisting conservatives. “I think North Carolina was probably the moment that was the most visible, where we basically said this violates our core value and we need to make a very public stand on it,” claimed Schulman, referencing the time when PayPal pulled out of an investment in North Carolina because the state passed a bill making it mandatory for people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. “Businesses need to be...