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  • Black Pro-Life Students Swim Upstream

    04/15/2019 2:27:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    AFA ^ | 4/14/19 | Anne Reed
    Black babies are being put to death at an alarming rate. In the context of a culture that secretly consents to abortion as a means of birth control, it takes courage to rise up, speak out, and do something about it. According to Mark Steele, 25-year-old student chaplain of the first Students for Life group at a historically black university, the difficulties involved with stepping outside cultural demands are worth the reward. “I do feel like I’m swimming upstream against the culture,” he told AFA Journal. “But I have a passion and love for people, for seeing lives changed. It’s...
  • Federal judge compares Trump to KKK, says president engaged in 'great assault on our judiciary'

    04/12/2019 4:06:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/19 | Alex Swoyer, Bailey Vogt
    A federal judge delivered a speech Thursday lambasting President Trump’s administration, saying the president has selected judicial nominees that do not represent the diversity of America. During a speech at the University of Virginia School of Law, Judge Carlton W. Reeves, an Obama appointee, compared the president to the Ku Klux Klan and called his administration a “great assault on our judiciary.” “When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South,” the judge said. He noted 90 percent of the president’s picks for...
  • Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

    03/29/2019 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 6:00 am, March 29, 2019 | Staff
    JACKSON, Miss. — A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump,” a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators said McClinton belonged to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, which was vandalized and burned. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press that investigators believe the graffiti was intended as a distraction from some other sort...
  • ESPN Reprimands Keith Olbermann After He Sics Mob On 22 yr old Hunter: Make His Life 'A Living Hell'

    03/28/2019 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | March 27, 2019 | AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
    @KeithOlbermann “This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell.” “And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.” "We have spoken to him about not making personal attacks," an ESPN representative said in a statement. "Someone with his following needs to understand the possible impact of his words," Hall noted. ”Telling over 1 million people to make someone’s life a living hell could have seriously dangerous consequences. (This quote from The Clarion-Ledger’s Executive Editor Sam Hall, not ESPN)
  • Mississippi Legislature becomes 15th to adopt Convention of States resolution

    03/28/2019 4:17:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    yallpolitics.com ^ | 3/27/19 | Sarah Ulmer
    Today the Mississippi House of Representatives followed suit with their Senate counterparts and passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 596 by a vote of 69-49. The bill also brought its fair share of controversy among party lines. The amendment calls for a Convention of States to approve amendments that would restrict the fiscal restraints of the federal government, effectively limiting their power. The House debated the bill for over an hour, offering several amendments that were not accepted among members before passing, mostly on a party line vote. The Senate originally passed the bill last Thursday, by a vote of 32-17.
  • Petition Emerges To Suspend Shep Smith From Fox News Amid Sex Assault Allegation

    03/25/2019 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Mar 25, 2019 | By Patrick Howley
    Fox News daytime anchor Shep Smith is facing intense backlash after Big League Politics published an audiotaped interview with John Doe #1, a 35-year old man who describes Smith sexually attacking him in New York City in 2004. Smith did not immediately stop his aggression as the alleged victim tried to fight Smith off, according to John Doe #1’s account of the incident. A petition at Ourstand.org states its mission: “Demand Fox News Suspend Shep Smith to Investigate Sexual Assault Claim.” The petition reads: “According to a new bombshell report from BigLeaguePolitics, Shep Smith has been accused of Sexual Assault...
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. “Mississippi’s the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag — do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. “Warren replied with one word — ‘Yes’ — and was met with loud applause from the crowd,” CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • From the Rubble of a Church Rises a Spirit of Love

    03/19/2019 4:07:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2019 | Salena Zito
    COLUMBUS, Miss. -- At the First Pentecostal Church on Tuscaloosa Road, the last Saturday of February was a day filled with supposed-to-be's. Little Jereson McCool was supposed to be at the church hall surrounded by 60 members of his family and community to celebrate his fifth birthday, but his grandma's train from South Carolina was running five hours late. His mom, Misty, made the call from the train station to the church's Pastor Steve Blaylock to see whether they could move it to the next day. Tom and Betty Lindsay, an elderly couple who live by the river, were supposed...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • THE RESURRECTION OF EMMETT TILL

    02/22/2019 7:46:40 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | John Hinderaker
    On Wednesday, the New York Times published a long article about the murder of Emmett Till. This tweet sums it up: In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till walked into a Mississippi store to buy candy. After being accused of whistling at the white woman behind the counter, he was kidnapped, lynched and dumped into a river. https://nyti.ms/2E17f4P What made the Till story timely this week? Could there be a connection between the Jussie Smollett fiasco and the Times’s interest in the 64-year-old Till case? Steve Sailer actually predicted the Times story on Till a week ago: As I predicted in a...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Girls, 12 and 14, accused of murdering mom after being punished for trying to mow her down [Miss]

    01/09/2019 6:07:07 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/2019 | Robert Gearty
    A 12-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister murdered their mom after she punished them for trying to run her over with the family car... Erica Hall, 32, of Magnolia, Miss., is believed to have punished the girls by taking away their cellphones.. The girls are believed to have retaliated Friday night around 11:30 p.m. with a bullet to the chest and a knife in the back. ... the girls moved their mother to the other side of the car so that anybody driving by wouldn’t see her. ... Pike County deputies heard the girls attempted to mow down their mother...
  • Thousands of sausage products recalled [ZEIGLER]

    01/02/2019 10:18:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.kcrg.com ^ | Updated: Tue 8:06 AM, Jan 01, 2019 | Staff
    SELMA, Ala. (CNN) - Thousands of pounds of sausage products may contain metal bits in them. Pixabay / MGN The U-S-D-A announced yesterday that R-L Zeigler Company has recalled nearly 12,000 pounds of its products. The recalled items include the 24-oz plastic packages of "Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" and its "Extra Hot Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" version. No word on how the metal pieces could have made it into the sausages and there are no reports of side effects to the products.
  • Frogs or freedom? Landowners win as court rejects FWS power play

    12/26/2018 1:59:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | Ted Hadzi-Antich and Ryan D. Walters
    The dusky gopher frog is a critter that can be found in certain areas of Mississippi — and nowhere else. Yet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to “protect” the dusky gopher frog by using the Endangered Species Act to designate a 1,500-acre tract of private forestry land in Louisiana as “critical habitat necessary for the species’ survival,” even though the land is not inhabited by the frog, and is in fact unsuitable for the species. Naturally, the owners objected — the economic hit would have been up to $34 million, though the FWS refused to take that into...
  • ‘Huge Win’ for Trump, Conservatives: First Step Act Follows Red State Successes

    12/23/2018 3:59:34 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | December 23, 2018 | John G. Malcom and John-Michael Seibler
    President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress earned a historic victory this week by enacting the First Step Act. The landmark bill provides modest yet much-needed prison and sentencing reform modeled on successful reforms already passed in red states. On Tuesday night, senators passed the First Step Act with support from law enforcement professionals, the faith community, business groups, and the White House, by a vote of 87-12. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deserves credit for bringing the bill up for a vote. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a former federal prosecutor and leading advocate of the legislation, said, “American...
  • Sex offender crowned Grand Marshall in Sardis parade

    12/16/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Tara Thomas
    Some residents of small-town Sardis, Miss. say they are very troubled at officials’ decision to knowingly crown a registered sex offender as “Grand Marshal” of their annual Christmas parade, according to a report from KAIT. Carolyn Whaley, who owns The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street where the Christmas parade passed by on Tuesday, says “everyone in Sardis knows that Michael Saripkin, the Grand Marshal, is a sex offender,” KAIT reports. “Everybody knows that; it’s a small town,” Whaley said. “It doesn’t bother me. He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the...
  • Mississippi imposes new tax on hybrid, electric vehicles

    12/11/2018 8:20:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.wlox.com ^ | October 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT - Updated October 10 at 7:25 PM | By David Kenney
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Owners of hybrid and electric vehicles in Mississippi received a notice from the state Department of Revenue informing them of the new annual tax on their vehicles. The new tax, which took effect on October 1, will tax $75 for hybrid vehicles and $150 for total electric vehicles annually. The tax is in addition to regular tag fees and must be paid at vehicle registration or renewal. Cathy Waterbury, The associate commissioner of the Department of Revenue and she said the revenue attained from the tax will go towards the state’s highway fund, infrastructure and the...
  • Military plane crash that killed 16 blamed on faulty maintenance at Georgia air base

    12/06/2018 9:51:44 AM PST · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec 5 2018 | Zachary Hansen
    Faulty work done at Robins Air Force Base in Houston County is being blamed for a military plane crash that killed 16 service members in 2017, an investigation found. On July 10, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., killing the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy sailor who were on board, AJC.com previously reported. It suffered a catastrophic failure at 20,000 feet, crashed and scattered debris over a wide area of farmland. A report of the investigation conducted by the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing was obtained by the Macon Telegraph, and it concluded that...
  • Supreme Court deal unanimous welcome blow to administrative (trunc)

    12/02/2018 8:47:10 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/2/18 | George Will
    Uncertain of rules on NR, but had to post this
  • Sen. Jeff Flake's Nauseating Obstructionism Over Protect Mueller Bill

    11/29/2018 5:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MI) won her runoff election last night over Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi, so Republicans have a solid 53-47 majority. No longer will we have to deal with the Murkowski-Collins question when it come sot tight votes of judicial and Supreme Court nominations. We can run the table on paper, but we have a Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) problem. Yeah, Mr. Flake, the perpetual pain in the rear end of the Senate GOP, isn’t budging from his position of blocking Trump’s judicial nominees until a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the...