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  • Dem rep grovels for forgiveness after she openly & repeatedly used racist terms to describe Asian...

    08/17/2018 11:58:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Business and Politics ^ | August 17, 2018
    And Democrats accuse President Trump of racism and name-calling. A Democratic legislator in Michigan actually referred to her Asian opponent in the state senate race as “ching-chang” and “ching-chong.” And Rep. Bettie Cook Scott was not caught making the repeated remarks behind the scenes but in public, outside polling stations during this week’s primaries, according to the Detroit Metro Times. Allegedly insulting her Democrat opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang, Scott also reportedly attacked one of Chang’s campaign volunteers as an “immigrant” and said “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”
  • Work has yet to start on eastbound I-696

    08/17/2018 1:58:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mitch Hotts
    By this point in the Interstate 696 rebuild project, state transportation officials had envisioned drivers headed eastbound would have been shifted to new concrete paved on the westbound side. That hasn't happened -- yet. A spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Transportation said Thursday the changeover likely will take place the week of August 20. "Early plans did expect the traffic shift to be in late July, but it's up to the contractor to organize his work crew and locations," Diane Cross of MDOT's communications staff said in an email. "As long as he meets the contract reopening date in...
  • Hey, Sarah Jeong! How racist is a Detroit black candidate who says 'don't vote for the ching-chong'?

    08/17/2018 6:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In Michigan's state Senate race, Democrat Rep. Bettie Cook Scott had the perfect vote-getting pitch in her primary race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Stephanie Chang: "Don't vote for the ching-chong." According to Detroit's Metro Times: Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday's election.  She's also said to have called one of Chang's campaign volunteers an "immigrant," saying "you don't belong here" and "I want you out of my country." Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Sen. District 1.  Chang won the election...
  • Argument over Aretha Franklin leads to Suffolk shooting, witnesses say

    08/16/2018 1:33:37 PM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Wtkr ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Rachel Cardin
    SUFFOLK, Va. - Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. Police said the shooting that happened in the 300 block of East Washington Street started with an argument. News 3's Rachael Cardin spoke to a witness who said he heard the two people in a local barbershop arguing over whether or not Halle Berry played or would play Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once outside the shop. Both men got emergency medical...
  • T-Mobile Is Hiring for Their New TV Service

    08/16/2018 2:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Cord Cutters News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Luke Bouma
    Looking for a job? Want to work on T-Mobile’s new TV service? While details are still thin on exactly what T-Mobile plans to do with their new live TV service, these job listings give us some insight. Here are the jobs currently listed online for T-Mobile’s new TV service: Install Techs Right now, T-Mobile is hiring techs to install set-top-box systems and home Wi-Fi networks. These job posts are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Detroit. What exactly this means is still unknown, but for now it looks like T-Mobile plans to at least have a TV option that includes a...
  • Detroit Democrat Bettie Cook Scott on Her Asian Opponent: “Don’t Vote for the Ching-Chong”

    08/16/2018 2:31:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 76 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Bettie Cook Scott stood outside the polling stations on Tuesday and urged voters not to cast a ballot for her Asian opponent. Scott told the voters, “Don’t vote for ching-chang!” and don’t vote for “ching-chong.”
  • Argument over Aretha Franklin ends in shooting in Virginia: report

    08/16/2018 12:33:10 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 16, 2018 | Theresa Seiger,
    SUFFOLK, Va. - An argument over who played Aretha Franklin in a movie turned violent Thursday morning when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other one, according to the Suffolk police and WTKR. Police were called around 10:45 a.m. to the scene of the reported shooting, at the intersection of East Washington and Liberty streets. Authorities said two men were arguing when one of them pulled out a firearm and shot the other. Both men were later taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The man who was shot was last listed Thursday morning...
  • Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist

    08/16/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 AUG 18 | CNBC Staff
    Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died: AP, citing publicist This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • Muslim Dem Candidate for Congress: Abolish ICE; Won’t say Border Security Needed – Video 8/13/18

    08/13/2018 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian
    Here is radical Leftist Democrat Candidate Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, running for Congress in Michigan on CNN today where she advocated for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When pressed on whether she wants America to have Border Security – she would NOT say she does. Folks, THIS is today’s Democrat. This is the Democrat Party now. It’s not the Party of FDR, JFK, Harry Truman anymore. It’s a collection of radicals whose policies are dangerous for America. . . .
  • Aretha Franklin reported to have pancreatic cancer

    12/08/2010 4:02:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 12/8/10 | n/a
    DETROIT (Reuters) – Soul singer Aretha Franklin, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed health issue, was reported to be suffering from pancreatic cancer, the Detroit News said on its web site. Publicists for the 68-year-old singer, who has canceled all her appearances through May 2011, could not immediately be reached for comment...
  • Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards

    08/12/2018 7:39:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    showbiz 411 ^ | August 12, 2018
    This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin. She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy. Originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Aretha, who turned 76 in March, bravely battled back and refused to be knocked out by illness. Her last performance as on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration. Aretha...
  • Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards

    08/13/2018 7:07:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | August 12, 2018 7:28 pm | by Roger Friedman
    This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin. She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy. Originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Aretha, who turned 76 in March, bravely battled back and refused to be knocked out by illness. Her last performance as on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration. Aretha...
  • Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates

    08/12/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A conservative activist crashed a campaign event for two Muslim candidates on Saturday, interrupting them with shouted questions about Hamas and “terrorist groups.” Laura Loomer, formerly of the group Project Veritas, shared images and video of the incident on Twitter, calling the candidates "Jihadi" and writing that she was helping Minnesotans “break free from Sharia.” The event supported Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D). Omar is a Somali-American candidate running to fill the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for Minnesota attorney general. Tlaib, meanwhile, won the...
  • FATHER OF NEW MEXICO ISLAMIST COMPOUND LEADER IS LINDA SARSOUR'S 'MENTOR' ( Siraj Wahhaj )

    08/11/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Training camp for child terrorists has chilling connection to top Democratic Party operative. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj Jr., 40, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested along with his two sisters and two other adults last Friday in New Mexico on charges of felony child abuse ... But there is more to this story that is not appearing in the nightly news accounts we've all been following. Nobody is talking about Wahhaj's well-connected father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr., a radical Brooklyn imam who is the spiritual adviser to Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. The elder Wahhaj also has ties to...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • Legislators Defeat Planned Parenthood Bill to Teach 12-Year-Old Kids About Oral and Anal Sex

    08/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts bill that recommended teaching children as young as 12 about oral and anal sex failed in the state House last week amid growing public outrage. The College Fix reports state Senate Bill 2128 passed the state Senate but died in the House last week when the legislative session ended. The bill seemed harmless enough at first. It would have required public schools to provide “comprehensive” sex education that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. This included “the benefits of abstinence and delaying sexual activity” and “the effective use of contraceptives and barrier methods.” However, Andrew Beckwith, president of the...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Conservative Over a White Billionaire

    08/10/2018 6:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan.  How can that be?  Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks "hanging on a tree."  Folks, as a black Tea Party activist since 2008, I can tell you this is the evil slander of salt-of-the-earth patriotic white voters I have been fighting.  Black conservative John James won Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary because he shares the values of most Americans.  James boldly expresses his desire to help Trump Make America Great Again.  Voters chose James because of...
  • John James for Senate

    08/09/2018 12:48:56 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 23 replies
    Vanity | August 9, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    John James winning the GOP primary for one of Michigan's Senate seats could (hopefully) end up being one of the more significant political events of the year. If you haven't seen him speak, I'd invite you to go ahead and pull up some clips of his recent appearances. He's brand new to the political stage, so of course we'll have to reserve final judgement, but from all appearances, he seems to be right on point in terms of the MAGA movement, conservatism and the best of the Republican Party. He "gets it", and he's got the biography (West Point, Iraq...