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  • Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick

    09/25/2018 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) ^ | Sep. 18, 2018 | John Lamb
    FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
  • SF parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

    09/25/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2018 | Amy Graff
    My oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa back in 2008. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • Gun control group focusing on 15 Republican House districts

    09/25/2018 5:49:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A major gun control group is investing $5 million in digital ads focused on 15 Republican House districts that could turn blue in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported. Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is targeting 15 suburban districts highlighted in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" target list, according to the news outlet.The districts, which are mostly outside of cities, include communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan and more, it added. “Suburban swing districts are going to make this election, and gun safety resonates extremely...
  • Debra Katz was wrong about the Paula Jones case

    09/25/2018 5:44:26 AM PDT · by gattaca · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2018 | Allan Favish
    If you are a woman with a sexual harassment claim against a man who is politically favored by Christine Blasey Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, don't hire Katz as your attorney. In 1998, Katz stated that Paula Jones did not have a viable case against President Bill Clinton.
  • Republican Senators Who Have Not Yet Committed Their Vote For Kavanaugh – CALL THEM!

    09/25/2018 5:35:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    GP ^ | September 24,2018 | Cristina Laila
    Maine Senator Susan Collins -office number 202-224-2523 Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy – office number 202-224-5824 Tennessee Senator Bob Corker office number 202-224-3344 Arizona Senator Jeff Flake – office number 202-224-4521 Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi – office number 202-224-3424 Louisiana Senator John Kennedy – office number 202-224-4623 Oklahoma Senator James Lankford – office number 202-224-5754 Kansas Senator Jerry Moran – office number 202-224-6521 Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski – office number 202-224-6665 Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse office number 202-224-4224 tell them enough is enough! Mitch McConnell blasted Democrats earlier Monday from the Senate floor. McConnell said the resistance has become a smear...
  • Tucker Carlson to GOP voters: Senate Republicans 'do not care about you'

    09/25/2018 5:32:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Joe Concha
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday lashed out at Senate Republicans, opening his show with a monologue telling GOP voters that "if the Republicans cared, they would protect you." He said that Republicans are allowing Democrats to slow the Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh and are telling conservative voters they “don't really care” about them. He also accused the GOP of not protecting its voters by being weak on border security, allowing “propaganda” in schools, not protecting religious freedom and allowing big tech companies to run rampant. “Republicans in the Senate don't really care about you,” Carlson...
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    09/25/2018 5:32:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Reflecting on an untold story -- to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie...
  • The Politics of Destruction: [] The Democratic strategy of character assassination.

    09/25/2018 5:30:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2018
    ... There is a phrase for what is happening here: character assassination. Judge Kavanaugh’s good name is being smeared with sexual allegations on the eve of a Supreme Court confirmation vote in a campaign abetted if not orchestrated by Democrats. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, withheld Ms. Ford’s letter from her colleagues for six weeks until she sprung it at the last minute. She has since been demanding a fair and public hearing for Ms. Ford. But on Sunday she leapt on Ms. Ramirez’s claim to demand an “immediate postponement” in the hearing now scheduled for...
  • Scarborough: Put (D) Before Name of 'So-Called Journalists' Condemning Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 5:27:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Morning Joe losing its hate-all-things-Republican edge? Last week, we noted the show being surprisingly supportive of the Republican decision to move for a vote on Brett Kavanaugh. Today, Joe Scarborough took things a stunning step further, blasting partisan liberals in the media who have convicted Kavanaugh in advance. Said Scarborough: "What we've seen the last week has made me want to call networks and put a (D) in front of the name of the so-called journalists,/B> that have already decided that Brett Kavanaugh is a rapist, or, what was the, 'serial sexual abuser.' Oh, really? You know that? Do...
  • City Council approves bill to add third gender on birth certificates (New York)

    09/25/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rich Calder
    The City Council on Wednesday approved legislation that will allow New Yorkers to select a third gender category on their birth certificates. The change, which has the backing of Mayor de Blasio, ensures a new “non-binary” identity category known as “X” will be available on birth certificates for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. It was approved 41-6 in a Council vote. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the legislation, said it will make “New York birth certificates more inclusive for all and will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government...
  • Pat Caddell: For Democrats, ‘Everybody Is Roadkill’ on Path to ‘Beat Kavanaugh’

    09/25/2018 5:24:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 24,2018 | Robert Kraychik
    “It is frightening how people’s lives are damaged, I mean, are thrown away,” stated Caddell. “Everybody is roadkill when it comes to their desire to succeed in their goal, which is to beat Kavanaugh, whether it destroys him, his family, whatever — whether the charges are real or spurious. … [This will cause] people to not want to be in public life. Who wants this done to them? All in the name of a political goal.” Caddell described Senate Republicans as acquiescing to partisan pressures from Democrats and Democrats’ news media allies. Caddell The Republicans in the Senate should have...
  • Lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford working for free: report

    09/25/2018 5:21:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Attorney Michael Bromwich, one of the high-powered lawyers representing the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is working for her for free, The Washington Examiner reported. Bromwich over the weekend joined forces with the two other lawyers representing Christine Blasey Ford. He told Bloomberg that he resigned from the law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber because some colleagues opposed his decision to represent Ford. Melissa Schwartz, a strategic communications consultant also on Ford's team, told the Examiner in an email that she and Bromwich are not being paid. "We are both working pro...
  • Kavanaugh’s fate rests with Sen. Collins

    09/25/2018 5:14:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hil ^ | 09/25/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a prominent moderate voice and one of the Senate’s most conscientious members, is poised to make or break Brett Kavanaugh’s chance at becoming a Supreme Court justice. A big reason for that is several Senate colleagues are waiting to see what Collins will do before announcing their positions. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has asked centrist members of his caucus to keep their powder dry on Kavanaugh until they know where all Republicans stand. And GOP senators will need to take a position if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) follows through with Monday’s promise...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Cutting Brett Kavanaugh’s Penis Off If He’s Confirmed

    09/25/2018 4:27:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage on Tuesday and jokingly suggested that his “compromise” to the battle of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is to chop off the judge’s “pesky penis,” should he be confirmed...“Hear me out on this,” Kimmel began “So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, OK? Well, in return we get to cut that pesky penis of his off in front of everyone.”
  • Republicans Have A Simple Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

    09/25/2018 3:01:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24sep18 | Sean Davis
    The rubber is about to meet the road for Senate Republicans. They have a simple choice: they can vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thereby ending the baseless and unsubstantiated Democrat- and media-fueled smear campaign against him, or they can kiss House and Senate majorities goodbye for the next decade, if not longer.In case the election of one Donald J. Trump was not enough to compel the D.C. Republican establishment swamp creatures to wipe the muck from their eyes and see what’s happening with their own constituents, Republican voters have had enough of feckless do-nothings whose careers...
  • Tell Senate Republicans: No sexual predator on the Supreme Court

    09/25/2018 3:00:15 AM PDT · by granada · 46 replies
    Credo Action ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | Heidi Hess
    Senate Republicans need to stop trying to give a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court to an accused sexual predator. Multiple women have now come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh.1,2 Last week, Donald Trump and Republican senators proved over and over that they care more about helping men escape consequences for sexual harassment and assault than about making sure a liar and potential sexual predator isn't confirmed to the Supreme Court. We have to push back now. Tell Senate Republicans: Stop trying to jam through the confirmation of an accused sexual predator to the Supreme Court....
  • Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Need the Trump Administration’s Help

    09/25/2018 2:52:13 AM PDT · by granada · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2018 | NINA SHEA
    Throughout its second term, the Obama administration downplayed mounting evidence that Burma’s Rohingya community was being deliberately eradicated by the country’s military. Genocide was an inconvenient fact for an administration eager to claim a foreign-policy achievement in Burma’s democratic transition. Nevertheless, in September 2016, President Obama welcomed Burma’s newly elected head of state Suu Kyi to the White House and honored her with an Oval Office meeting. The occasion was marked with a self-congratulatory joint announcement that omitted any mention of the Rohingya’s plight. That October, Obama lifted American economic sanctions against Burma, bestowing trade benefits, business loans, and educational...
  • GOP Must Confirm Kavanaugh or Kiss Midterms Goodbye

    09/25/2018 2:49:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies ^ | 24sep18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Chairman Grassley has a job to do here, because, if he gives Democrats enough time, they’ll produce a woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife who Trump paid to urinate on that bed in Moscow. If Grassley waits long enough, the Democrats will come up with the woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife. — he’s a bigamist, too, don’t you know — and Trump paid Kavanaugh’s second wife to hire a bunch of prostitutes to urinate on the bed Obama slept in while in Moscow. If Grassley doesn’t get a handle on this and just...
  • Mega-pastor smears God of Jews (Andy Stanley)

    09/25/2018 2:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Despite the fact that God expresses His love for the righteous throughout the Old Testament – Jew and gentile alike – in a new book, one of America’s biggest mega-pastors claims the Hebrew Scriptures portray Him as “unapproachable,” living behind a curtain with love reserved only “for His covenant people,” suggesting He is a different deity than the one portrayed in the New Testament. It’s the latest shocking suggestion from Andy Stanley, whose suburban Atlanta congregation exceed 34,000 attendees and a national following. He writes in “Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed on the World,” released last week, that...
  • U.S. almost doubles aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh, Myanmar (pro- Islam )

    09/25/2018 2:21:54 AM PDT · by granada · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | David Brunnstrom, Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States almost doubled its aid for displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh and Myanmar, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Monday as she pushed for U.N. investigators to brief the U.N. Security Council on the crisis. “The military are at fault, the fact finding mission came out and gave clear examples of what’s happened,” Haley told reporters on Monday as she left a ministerial meeting in New York on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. “These weren’t terrorists. This was the military that did this to them....