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  • Snapchat curbs Trump posts for inciting ‘racial violence’

    06/03/2020 11:59:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) – Snapchat on Wednesday stopped promoting posts by US President Donald Trump, saying they incite “racial violence.” “We are not currently promoting the president’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform,” Snapchat said in response to an AFP inquiry, referencing the youth-focused social network’s section for recommended content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”
  • The Bloodletting and Wilding Is Part of An Agenda To Tear Down The Country

    06/03/2020 7:39:18 PM PDT · by digger48 · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 3, 2020 | William A. Jacobson
    I haven’t had much time to reflect on the looting and riots that swept mostly (but not exclusively) large Democrat cities. It was a wilding on a scale we’ve never seen. It was a bloodletting and release of criminal fury. We should be clear what is happening. It is not protest over the death of George Floyd. That is the spark, but not the fire. This has been a long time coming. At least a generation, maybe two. The left methodically has taken control of key institutions to implement an anti-American, anti-Capitalist agenda. You send your kids to public schools...
  • Romney’s Approval Rises To 56/42 In New Utah Poll. How Come?

    06/03/2020 6:15:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | AllahPundit
    A fascinating result considering how he was polling after his fateful impeachment vote. I’ll give you three theories to explain it. A new 2News survey shows 56 percent of Utah voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of Romney’s job performance. 42 percent say they disapprove. Romney is in a strong political position right now with a net positive approval of +14.That’s a massive reversal from our previous survey in March when just 36 percent of Utahns approved of Romney’s job performance, while 49 percent disapproved…69 percent of “strong” Republicans disapprove of how Romney is handling his job, but...
  • Dershowitz: Does President Trump have power to declare martial law?

    06/03/2020 3:55:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | ALAN DERSHOWITZ
    The Constitution, quite surprisingly, is silent on the issue of martial law and emergency powers. Martial law and emergency powers were not actually uncommon at the founding of the nation, and several state constitutions provided for them in cases of emergency. That silence, however, has not stopped presidents from exercising such powers, generally upon the request and with the cooperation of states. In more recent history, for instance, President Johnson deployed federal troops to Detroit in 1967 during a riot and once more to Chicago amid violence during the Democratic convention in 1968. He had the blessing of the states...
  • U.S. State Department Shackles Target Maduro's Venezuela Kleptocrats

    06/03/2020 2:21:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Austin Bay
    That Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro remains in power is a testament to his military's guns, secret police repression, torture of his pro-democracy opposition and the malign charity of four buddy dictatorships, Russia, Iran, Cuba and China. As late as January 2020, the month during which a Maduro ally hired fancy lobbyists to gull Congress into easing sanctions, the prospects for sending him into Cuban exile looked better. Bipartisan applause greeted Maduro's arch Venezuelan enemy, Juan Guaido, when Guaido attended the State of the Union address as a White House guest. Guaido was the president of Venezuela's National Assembly when...
  • Will Joe Biden Be America's Second Catholic President?

    06/03/2020 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    While the Republican Party has never nominated a Catholic for president, no Democrat has been elected president in the last 60 years without having the support of at least a plurality of Catholic voters, as measured by either an exit poll or Gallup's last preelection poll. In 1960, the last Gallup poll before the election showed John F. Kennedy leading Republican candidate Richard Nixon 78% to 22% among Catholics. Kennedy became the first Catholic president. In 12 of the 14 elections since then, the candidate who won the Catholic vote also won the White House. And Republicans Richard Nixon and...
  • Biden's Safe Space in the Liberal Media

    06/03/2020 12:51:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 3,2020 | Tim Graham
    On May 21, the CNN "Reliable Sources" newsletter mocked the governor of Florida under the headline "Stuck in his safe space: DeSantis hides on Fox." The governor holds press briefings to take questions from Florida reporters, but he hasn't said yes to CNN or MSNBC or CBS, all of which have requested an interview. To conservatives, this kind of shaming fails to address how the rest of the national media are a "safe space" for Democrats like Joe Biden. CNN would never consider a headline reading, "Stuck in His Safe Space: Biden Hides From Fox." On Friday afternoon, the presumptive...
  • The Lying About Trump Is Consistent, Constant and Out of Control

    06/03/2020 11:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | June 3, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have made reference to the amount of lying that has taken place in the media in this country over the last — I guess we have to say four years. We’re into the fourth year of the Trump presidency now. He was elected in 2016, inaugurated 2017, it’s the fourth year, I sometimes go back and forth on three and four. But it may even be longer than that if you count 2016 as a campaign year. The amount of lying that has been engaged in by the Democrat Party and the American media, the Democrats in the...
  • When Cannibalism Is Your Talking Point, You’ve Lost

    06/03/2020 11:01:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Kristan Hawkins
    The election underway combined with the coronavirus crisis have strangely revealed just how intensely committed to abortion its champions are. Case in point: Pro-abortion author, apologist and columnist at The Nation Katha Pollitt, who made it clear that nothing was going to get between her and her love of abortion … not the sisterhood of women who may need to be defended from attackers or even cannibals. I wish I was making that up.  In an opinion piece on why she felt comfortable rejecting Tara Reade’s allegations that presumed Presidential Democratic nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her, Pollitt makes it clear...
  • Black Voters Are Coming for Trump (Juan Williams)

    06/03/2020 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 75 replies
    NYT Opinion ^ | June 3, 2020 | Juan Williams
    In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s still going on.” Fury over the cruel death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, combined with fear of a deadly virus and its painful economic impact, make this a dark, dizzying moment in our national life. But African-Americans shouldn’t feel hopeless, because the black vote does matter — it has never mattered more. It...
  • It’s Not 1968 the Dems Want, It’s 1932

    06/03/2020 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Paul Curry
    American cities are burning. Civil unrest is beyond a boiling point. Racial tensions are flaring up from coast to coast. Riots are everywhere. A familiar and often repeated narrative from the media is a likening of today’s America to another tumultuous time in our shared history, that of 1968. In ’68, a pivotal presidential campaign was underway against the backdrop of a divided America. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, coupled with a growing opposition to the war in Vietnam, had America appearing to tear itself apart at the seams. In this election year, there does indeed...
  • Of Course Race Ended The Lockdown

    06/03/2020 10:07:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | David Marcus
    The religion of anti-racism proved itself the only force in American discourse powerful enough to end the lockdown.Every once in a while, something happens that is simultaneously absolutely amazing and perfectly predictable. This past week, one of those instances occurred as months of brutal lockdown meant to fight the Chinese virus melted away on the streets of our nation’s cities. In the wake of the brutal police killing of George Floyd, the only thing more powerful in the progressive mind than stopping the virus emerged. Racism. For many Americans, especially among the affluent, celebrity, and opinion-making portion of the population,...
  • Liberal Cities, Radical Mayhem: Democratic mayors and governors seem unable to stop the destruction of their own cities.

    06/03/2020 8:27:08 AM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The “broken-windows” school of policing says that you can help maintain public order by taking care of even small examples of disorder—such as fixing broken windows. Liberals scorned that policy in the last decade as somehow racist. Well, in recent days we’ve learned that America’s left does have a broken-windows policy: Let rioters break enough windows and loot enough stores and maybe their righteous anger will be satisfied. That’s certainly how it looked when the June sun rose Tuesday over the broken glass, looted storefronts, burnt-out cars, and vandalized buildings in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Madison and other American...
  • To Prevent Another George Floyd Tragedy, We Must Fix Police Unions

    06/03/2020 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Daniel Buck
    No one wants to watch an innocent man suffocate under the knee of a cop while bystanders plead for his life. Yet millions now have that haunting image seared into their memory. The question to ask in response is simple: what could have been done to prevent this? While I’m in quarantine and can’t see my students, I imagine their predominantly minority faces and wonder how can I keep them from a similar fate? Policy recommendations to prevent another tragedy like the one that befell George Floyd have ranged from defunding the police to ending qualified immunity and military surplus...
  • George Floyd rioting – Biden doesn't get it. It's the safety, stupid

    06/03/2020 7:26:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | Liz Peek
    President Trump has promised to quell the violent attack on our country, and said: “Where there is no safety, there is no future.” He is correct. Never before in our country’s history have our elected officials – officials who have taken an oath to uphold our laws and pledged to keep us safe – stood aside and let rioters destroy our communities. It is unconscionable, it is reckless and it will be very, very costly to repair. In a “virtual roundtable” with several Democrat mayors of cities under siege, Joe Biden said he believed the terrible death of George Floyd,...
  • From Disillusioned Muslim to Christian Arab Zionist

    06/03/2020 7:13:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Jun 2, 2020 | Rami Dabbas
    I am a Jordanian Arab from a Muslim family. I was born in 1989. In 2010, I decided to leave Islam after becoming fed up with all the jihadist violence and intolerance and persecution of non-Muslims. What made my decision final was the realization that this violence and hatred was justified by verses of the Koran and Hadith. From 2010-2012, I was an atheist, though I continued to seek the truth regarding God and religion, even visiting Buddhist temples in Amman. I was a university student at the time, and announced my newfound atheism through social media, which immediately turned...
  • White Paternalism Is Racism Too

    06/03/2020 6:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Hannah Sillars
    The riots in the wake of George Floyd’s killing have been decried by some black leaders, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the media.L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, tweeted Saturday, “I know that our anger and frustration is real. I feel it myself and I know it exists in my community and in Black people across this country. But my gut is telling me that something nefarious is going on here.”Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP legal defense fund also tweeted: “Seeing some troubling clips. I hope that someone is putting together the clips of...
  • You Can’t Fix Tough Adoptions With ‘Re-Homing,’ Only Faithfulness

    06/03/2020 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Katy Faust
    We tend to think if the road is hard, we are on the wrong road. With adoption, the opposite is usually true: The road is hard because we are doing it right. Myka Stauffer of YouTube fame has “re-homed” her autistic, adopted Chinese child, Huxley. Stauffer became widely known in large part due to the video documentation of her adoption journey. Huxley’s emotional gotcha-day video has more than 5 million views.Over the following two years, Stauffer posted regular updates of Huxley’s progress, including his autism diagnosis and references to his therapy. A few months ago, fans started noticing Huxley’s increasing...
  • Killer Cops and Racist Hate Crimes

    06/03/2020 6:37:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    A reflection on separate and unequal responses. Within days of causing the death of African American George Floyd by holding a knee to his neck, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. If convicted, Chauvin faces 12 years in prison, the same sentence drawn by another deadly Minneapolis cop. In 2017,  Mohamed Noor, a Somali-born Muslim (pictured above) and his partner Matthew Harrity, responded to a 911 call from Australian woman Justine Damond. The officers’ body cams were turned off so there was no video of Mohamed Noor gunning down Damond as she approached...
  • Democrats at War-A major party joins the enemy

    06/03/2020 6:32:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | David Horowitz
    The Democrat Party is at war with America. That is the clear message of the Democrats’ responses to the crises that have engulfed our nation over the last six months, made our streets war zones, and destroyed the small business communities that are the life blood of our system. When the country was attacked by a deadly virus from China in January, the Democrats’ attacked the president’s efforts to stop it at the border, then blamed him for the 100,000 deaths that followed. Yet Democrat governors controlled the health systems of every major center of the covid19 devastation and were...