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  • The Emmy Awards Tilt to the Left

    08/01/2018 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    On July 26, the News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations were announced, and PBS topped the list with 45 nominations. CBS led the broadcast networks with 31 nods, followed by CNN and HBO with 22 each, and ABC with 20. MSNBC got 5. Vice News got nine. Al-Jazeera International USA got five. And The New York Times got seven -- for videos! Even the liberal website Vox got three. The Fox News channel, which leads in cable-news viewership year after year after year, got none. Raise your hand if you're surprised. Given the liberal tilt of the news industry, did...
  • Venezuelan leader 'survives drone attack' and blames Colombia

    08/05/2018 9:25:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018
    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech, officials said. Mr Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced on Saturday after hearing the sound of an explosion pierce the air. He was giving a speech to hundreds of soldiers in Caracas which was being broadcast live on television when the incident occurred. ďThis was an attempt to kill me,Ē the 55-year-old said later in an impassioned retelling of the events. "Today they attempted to assassinate me." A uniformed official bleeds from...
  • Trump Confronts Russia With the Fleet Obama ĎSankí

    08/02/2018 6:55:42 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 2, 2018 | Greenfield
    Trump Confronts Russia With the Fleet Obama ĎSankí What real power and national greatness look like. August 2, 2018 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 October 1962, destroyers from the Second Fleet streamed out to intercept Russian vessels suspected of delivering missiles to Cuba. Under the shadow of DEFCON 2, Vice Admiral Alfred Ward, commander of the Second Fleet, watched over a blockade of Cuba. The Navy men putting Russian ships under their guns knew that they were the...
  • Is Cuba abusing its overseas workers? A Tampa dissident takes Cuba to court

    07/09/2018 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/9/18 | Paul Guzzo
    Raul Risco was once loyal to Cubaís socialist cause... Then 18 years ago, disillusioned with socialism...Risco became a vocal dissident... This ...landed him in a Cuban prison 300 times, for a total of five years... Risco sought asylum and moved with his family to Tampa 11 months ago... Risco... has filed a lawsuit in Havana demanding changes... His ultimate goal is to bring the case before the United Nations and its International Court of Justice. "It is important for people to hear what is going on," said Risco... The Cuban government sends about 65,000 of its citizens to work in...
  • Che Guevara's boiling contempt for Mexicans - and AMLO's love for Che

    07/07/2018 6:07:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Nobody had a greater loathing for Mexicans than the left's much-vaunted Argentine Castroite 'revolutionary,' Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. ďMexicans are mostly a rabble of illiterate Indians,Ē the great Che summed that nation's people up. Guevara makes President Trump with his controversial remarks about individual Mexicans who commit crimes look like a piker. Guevara hated all of them.
  • June 28th, 2000 - The Day The Left Cheered The Separation of a Child From His Family

    06/27/2018 7:07:21 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/27/18 | LRoggy
    Tomorrow marks the 18th anniversary of the return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba, the original ripping away of a child from his family. It was an event that the Left CHEERED. A mother (with her husband's blessing . . . if he didn't grant it they would never have made it out and everyone knows that) makes the ultimate sacrifice for her child's future by giving her life up so that her child could be raised in Florida by her family. We all remember that photo, the one that the Left can never accept was true fascism in action, of...
  • Pope Denounces Trumpís Border Policy as 'Immoral'Ė but Hailed Fidel Castro

    06/23/2018 12:04:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration‚Äôs policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border‚ĶSpeaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents 'contrary to our Catholic values' and 'immoral.'"¬†(Reuters, June 20, 2018)‚ÄúDuring their meeting the Pope thanked comrade Fidel Castro for his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression."¬†(Cuba‚Äôs Communist party paper, Sept 21st 2015.)‚ÄúWhat?!‚ÄĚ Nikita Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei.¬†‚ÄúIs he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That...
  • Pope Denounces Trumpís Border Policy as 'Immoral'Ėbut

    06/23/2018 5:43:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration‚Äôs policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border‚ĶSpeaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by U.S. Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents 'contrary to our Catholic values' and 'immoral.'"¬†(Reuters, June 20, 2018)‚ÄúDuring their meeting the Pope thanked comrade Fidel Castro for his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression."¬†(Cuba‚Äôs Communist party paper, Sept 21st 2015.)‚ÄúWhat?!‚ÄĚ Nikita Khrushchev gasped on Oct. 28th 1962, as recalled by his son Sergei.¬†‚ÄúIs he (Fidel Castro) proposing that we start a nuclear war?! That...
  • 25th Person at U.S. Embassy in Cuba Is Mysteriously Sickened

    06/22/2018 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2018 | Gardiner Harris
    Another diplomat working at the United States Embassy in Havana has been sickened by a mysterious attack, bringing to 25 the number of personnel who have fallen ill there, the State Department said on Thursday. The case was the first confirmed in Cuba since August and could suggest that whatever caused the illnesses in late 2016 and the first part of 2017 had started again or was continuing. Complicating the situation for officials was news this spring that at least one diplomat at a consulate in Guangzhou, China, had experienced symptoms almost identical to those reported by diplomats in Havana....
  • Dem senator: Trump groveling at the feet of our adversaries

    06/08/2018 9:16:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/08/18 | Aris Folley
    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday that President Trump is ďgroveling at the feet of our adversariesĒ shortly after the president called for Russia to be reinstated the Group of Seven (G-7). Durbin in a tweet mockingly quoted Trump saying of himself, ďNobody has been tougher on Russia than Donald Trump,Ē before adding: ďNow watch President Trump grovel at the feet of our adversary and punish our strongest allies,Ē a reference to recent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. While speaking to reporters on Friday prior to departing for Canada to attend the G-7 summit, the president said...
  • State Department says consulate employees in China suffering similar symptoms to those in Cuba

    06/07/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Rick Moran
    The mystery illness that struck several employees at the US embassy in Cuba appears to have hit some US diplomats in China. The State Department says they have evacuated some employees and their families from our consulate in Guangzhou, China after one diplomat was sent home with symptoms eerily similar to the sickness that caused the US government to recall more than half or our embassy staff in Havana.  NBCNews: Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said "several" consulate employees had returned to the United States from China for further evaluation after they were screened as part of a task...
  • Fake News Media still Faking History about Failed KGB Agent Ernest Hemingway

    06/02/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no politics here ‚Ķ.In fact, there's no clear no evidence that Hemingway was a Castro enthusiast, or critic, says Sandra Spanier, an English professor at Penn State University who is the editor of the Hemingway Letters Project. "He felt that it was important, as a guest living in another country, that he be apolitical," Spanier said in an interview.‚ÄĚ (Los Angeles Times story on the restoration of Ernest Hemingway‚Äôs mansion Finca Vigia near Havana, Cuba, May 30.) ¬†Got it, amigos? According to the Los Angeles Times a former KGB agent living in a KBG-founded and mentored Soviet satrapy while...
  • Venezuela Buys Oil for Cuba as Venezuelans Suffer

    05/19/2018 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 17, 2018 | Marianna Parraga, Jeanne Liendo, Jonathan Evans
    Venezuelaís state-operated oil company reportedly has bought nearly $440 million worth of foreign crude oil and shipped it directly to Cuba. The Reuters news agency says this information comes from company documents. It said the Venezuelan business, PDVSA, purchased the oil on friendly credit terms and often at a loss. The shipments are said to be the first documented example of Venezuela buying oil for its nearby allies. Usually, the country sells them oil from its own supply.
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trumpís Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trumpís agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeoósomebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • MAKE COMMUNISM FAIL AGAIN: US TOURISM TO CUBA FALLS BY HALF

    05/13/2018 7:58:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 13, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sad! The Communist dictatorship is just going to have to go back to its old reliance on Canadian pedophiles. Cuba is in the top four child sex destinations for Canadians in the Americas. The others are Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In 1978 I spoke with Puerto Rican Nationalist Rodolfo Rivera Rios, who had just voluntarily returned to the U.S. from Havana to face charges for airline hijacking. He said that he quickly became disillusioned and disgusted with the Robotlution soon after arriving in Havana in 1971, when a 12-year-old girl offered to have sex with him in exchange...
  • Crash: Global Damojh B732 at Havana on May 18th 2018, lost height shortly after takeoff

    05/18/2018 7:30:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    The Aviation Herald ^ | Saturday, May 19th 2018 00:32Z | Simon Hradecky
    A Global Aerolineas Damojh Boeing 737-200 on behalf of Cubana de Aviacion, registration XA-UHZ performing flight CU-972 from Havana to Holguin (Cuba) with 104 passengers and 9 crew, lost height shortly after takeoff at 12:08L (16:08Z), contacted a house, trees and a railway track near position N22.9914 W82.3912 and burst into flames. Emergency services are responding. Three passengers have been taken to hospitals in critical condition and are believed to be the only survivors. Cuban Authorities confirmed an accident at Havana Airport, there is intense fire. A massive response by emergency services has been dispatched. Later Authorities reported 3 passengers...
  • Reports: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba

    05/18/2018 10:25:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 05/18/2018 | Staff
    LA HABANA, CUBA ó There are social media reports that a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. Authorities have not confirmed the reports of a crash. This is a breaking news story, return for updates.
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died and were Enslavedóand the Media Covered it Up (the Sequel)

    04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Well, so much for that ďagonizing reappraisalĒ (allowing truth) by the media/Hollywood complex on the Kennedys. Naturally we were asking too much. Apparently the movie Chappaquiddick, which forthrightlyóand thus astoundingly! -- showcases a Kennedyís perfidy, was a flash in the pan.Recently here at Townhall your humble servant speculated the movie might open a tiny crack for historic truth about Kennedy treachery to seep through. So I quickly slipped in the truth on the Kennedy treachery at the Bay of Pigs.Alas! Now weíre back in traditional media/Hollywood Kennedy hagiography mode. I refer to this weekís Netflixís release of ďBobby Kennedy for...
  • Want income equality? Here is the nation for you! (And Bernie sanders wants to emulate it)

    04/25/2018 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2018 | Martin Marcus
    Cuba is so lucky.¬†¬†With the installation of their new president, Miguel D√≠az Canel, Cubans will be able to continue with their terrific lifestyle.¬†¬†What lifestyle?¬†¬†Income equality. We are repeatedly told that income inequality is bad.¬†¬†Apparently, you should be ashamed of yourself if you earn more money than what lazier people get.¬†¬†We are supposed to assume¬†that the definition of paradise is a place where everyone has the same income.¬†¬†So what is it like in a country with income equality? Cuba has income equality.¬†¬†Verifying this requires a careful look at the data.¬†¬†Most sources ‚Äď for example, Brookings ‚Äď cite a per capita...
  • Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow

    04/20/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/20/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel¬ís capital. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica DńÉncilńÉ, a Social Democrat, proposed the move to his government last Wednesday, April 11, and the process moved forward quickly. In an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday, Israeli Independence Day, Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Chamber of Deputies...