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  • 1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender

    05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | May 31, 2010 | Headsman
    On this date in 1622, or very close to it, the Patuxet Native American Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) was about to be yielded by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford to Wampanoag chief Massasoit for immediate execution … when the unannounced appearance of a strange ship fortuitously saved him. Squanto is most famous as the Indian godsend who saved the Mayflower Pilgrims at the Plymouth Bay colony from starvation by teaching those pious wayfarers how to live off the land in the New World. In that capacity, he made possible (and participated in) the “First Thanksgiving” harvest gorger in 1621...
  • Omar says some protestors 'felt terrorized by the presence of tanks,' National Guard

    05/31/2020 8:27:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that while some Minneapolis residents felt safer with National Guard troops on city streets after demonstrations over the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent, others “felt terrorized by the presence of tanks” while protesting. . . . The congresswoman also called for “nationwide reforms” beyond “just getting justice for George Floyd” by charging the other former Minneapolis police officers “who stood by idly” while former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.
  • Biden resists pressure to commit to woman of color VP pick or rule out Klobuchar amid George Floyd fallout

    05/29/2020 5:53:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    "I’ve already said I’m going to pick a Supreme Court justice who is a woman of color," Biden said. "I’ve already said my cabinet will be full of people of women of color. Men and women of color. I also already said that there are women of color under consideration. That is not the only criteria to determine who will be the vice president of the United States of America that I’ll choose as a running mate. It is just beginning the process. I guarantee you, there are more — there’s more than one African American woman being considered for...
  • Van Jones Warns Democrats: Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’

    02/05/2020 9:23:48 AM PST · by Conserv · 47 replies
    CNN contributor Van Jones warned fellow panelists, and Democrats in general, on Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump was helping African-Americans “in real life” and reaching out to them for their vote in 2020. Jones was reacting to the president’s State of the Union address, in which the president mentioned several efforts to help African-Americans specifically: What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw...
  • Van Jones: It's Not The Racist White Person We Have to Worry About, It's The White Liberal Hillary Clinton Supporter

    05/29/2020 10:54:20 AM PDT · by Conserv · 33 replies
    It's not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It's the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, you know, people like that, 'I don't see race, race is no big deal to me, I see us all as the same, I give to charities,' but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan nation. A Klansmember...
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza Displays Incredibly Poor Timing on Amy Klobuchar Hype

    05/25/2020 5:04:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 25, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza might want to reconsider his Amy Klobuchar hype. It's not too late for a major revision. At 4:34 PM ET on Thursday, CNN's Chris Cillizza had his vice presidential rankings published. It is something Cillizza has done for the past few weeks in which the women that apparent Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden might pick are ranked as to their order of probability of being chosen. For the past few weeks, Senator Amy Klobuchar has settled in at second spot right behind Senator Kamala Harris in first place. However, Cillizza also added a bit of hype for...
  • Charlamagne tha God: Klobuchar as vice president 'would be suicide' for Biden campaign

    05/23/2020 4:36:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    The Breakfast Show host Charlamagne tha God, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, said elevating Klobuchar onto the Democratic presidential ticket would be akin to committing political "suicide." McKelvey found himself in the middle of a viral moment yesterday when Biden told him that black people "ain't black" if they vote for Trump. . . . especially at this moment, after the comments that he made ... He would be a fool not to put a black woman as his running mate."
  • Black and Latino Groups and Leaders Want Anyone but Amy Klobuchar for Biden's Vice President

    05/23/2020 8:20:23 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 22, 2020 | ADRIAN CARRASQUILLO
    Two days before Super Tuesday, NAACP Minneapolis and Black Lives Matter activists protested Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's rally before it began over her involvement with the murder conviction of a black teen. Klobuchar canceled the rally. The next day, unable to curry enough support nationwide, she ended her campaign for president, looked into a television camera from Dallas, and told her home state of Minnesota to support former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints

    05/28/2020 2:04:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    The Week via Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2020 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    George Floyd's death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record. Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden's vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, including the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck as he protested, The Guardian reports. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derick Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before he was fired Tuesday
  • In 2006 Amy Klobuchar Failed to Charge Police Officer Derek Chauvin After Shooting Death of Native American

    05/28/2020 5:55:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    GP ^ | May 28,2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Times reported: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is in the running to be presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden’s running mate, found herself under fire Thursday for not prosecuting years ago a Minneapolis police officer who this week was videotaped kneeling on the neck of an African-American suspect who died in custody… …During the eight years she was a Minnesota prosecutor, prior to winning her Senate seat, Ms. Klobuchar passed on opportunities to prosecute Mr. Chauvin and several other officers accused of dubious conduct, according to reports in The Guardian newspaper and left-wing outlets such as The...
  • How Sen. Amy Klobuchar (and then, county prosecutor) Is Tied to The Minneapolis Chaos Over George Floyd's Death...And It's Not Good

    05/29/2020 8:18:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/29/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had a better than expected 2020 run. She wasn’t favored to win at all, but her debate performances allowed her to increase her profile among voters and give her that critical cash flow to survive another day. She dropped out, along with former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg earlier this year in a move that many viewed as an effort to get the centrist Democratic bloc around Joe Biden and prevent a replay of the bloody progressive-establishment war back in 2016. So, is Amy veep material? Not anymore. If she was being considered, it all ended...
  • Boston Marathon called off over coronavirus, race will be online only

    05/28/2020 2:21:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2020 | SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    The already delayed run of The Boston Marathon will not happen this year over coronavirus concerns, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Athletic Association officials said on Thursday. The marathon, a huge and important annual event, had been postponed until Sept. 14 from its normal April run in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walsh said officials have decided that running it in September “is just not feasible” to be done in a safe way.
  • Mitt Romney: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • New Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren as Veep Would Boost Joe Biden Best

    05/28/2020 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/27/2020 | Rick Moran
    A new Morning Consult poll shows Senator Elizabeth Warren would help Joe Biden’s campaign for president more than any other potential vice-presidential candidate. Part of the reason for Warren’s strength is certainly her superior name recognition compared to some of the other candidates. All the Democrats who are pleading with Biden to choose a black female candidate to run with him might be wrong. Warren scores well with blacks and Hispanics, and those under 45. According to the May 22-26 survey, 26 percent of registered voters said placing her on the ticket would make them more likely to vote for...
  • Jerry Nadler in 2004: ‘Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud’

    05/27/2020 11:37:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    If President Trump is seeking a high-ranking Democrat to side with him against mail-in electionballots – in a bid to build bipartisan opposition to the idea in Congress -- he could try contacting U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler. Although Nadler, as chairman of the House JudiciaryCommittee, helped lead the impeachment fight against Trump last year, a C-SPAN video clip from 2004 shows the New Yorker speaking out strongly against paper-based ballots during a Capitol Hill hearing. At the hearing -- in which lawmakers examined perceived voting problems in an Ohio election -- a member of the public spoke in support of paper ballots, later citing research by the...
  • No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’

    05/26/2020 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Brown
    No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’ A May 20 Washington Post op-ed claimed that evangelical Christians are behind the Republican push to reopen the nation. In response, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker tweeted on May 21, “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” (The tweet has since been removed.)Prof. Pinker, a self-described atheist, is wrong on all points. (Practical lesson: You can be a brilliant Harvard scientist...
  • Elementary principal fired after 110 mph chase, crash, DUI charges

    05/25/2020 8:16:42 PM PDT · by twister881 · 37 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | WCVB
    A Lakeville woman was charged with driving under the influence after she allegedly struck a guardrail and then fled from police at speeds faster than 100 mph Tuesday night...Rose Schwartz, 44, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, speeding, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of a motor vehicle...Schwartz is the now former principal of Chamberlain Elementary in Taunton. A Raynham officer saw a gray Honda SUV driving on Route 138 with its front bumper hanging down and dragging on the pavement, police said. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, it accelerated to speeds...
  • Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

    05/22/2020 2:44:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 21 May 2020 | Ian MacLellan
    It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway. In the summer of 2018, at a conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry, Lisa Piccirillo heard about a nice little math problem. It seemed like a good testing ground for some techniques she had been developing as a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. “I didn’t allow myself to work on it during the day,” she said, “because I didn’t consider it to be real math. I thought it was,...
  • They Killed Everything Beautiful

    05/24/2020 6:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Nick Chase
    Though neither of us is an artist or musician, my wife and I have been close to the music and arts community in central Massachusetts for more than 40 years, as volunteers, through recording locally-performed classical music concerts and broadcasting them on the local community radio station. As volunteers we also support the local Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra in many different ways, so we are fully aware of the enormous behind-the-scenes preparation - and time - and money - needed to put on a good show. On March 17, 2020 (St. Patrick's Day), this all stopped. Full. Dead. Stop. At first...
  • Jeb Bush Retweeted Ben Shapiro @benshapiro · May 18 What petty, stupid bull****. How is this useful in any way?

    05/20/2020 2:28:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Ben Shapiro and Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 5/18/20 | Ben Shapiro, Jeb Bush, Donald J. Trump
    Jeb Bush Retweeted    What petty, stupid bulls***. How is this useful in any way? https://t.co/X31KrRAWfV— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2020 LOSER! pic.twitter.com/p5imhMJqS1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020