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  • Eric Garcetti Asks Demoralized LAPD to ‘Remember Why They Became Police Officers’

    07/02/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who felt demoralized by recent protests and budget cuts should take heart and “remember why they became police officers.” Garcetti was speaking after numerous reports of “record low” morale in the LAPD, after the Black Lives Matter riots led the mayor to announce $150 million in cuts to the department, which became official on Monday. Garcetti is also feuding with the local police union, which took offense last month when the mayor referred to police (in general) as “killers.” LAPD officers also learned that they would to be paid...
  • Black Lives Matter Joins Anti-Israel Demonstrators in ‘Day of Rage’

    07/02/2020 9:55:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Black Lives Matter protests joined anti-Israel demonstrators in a nationwide “Day of Rage” on Wednesday that included calls for Israel’s destruction and claims that Israel murders children, an allusion to medieval antisemitic blood libels. The Jewish News Service reported that antisemitic and anti-Israel groups organized the “Day of Rage” on July 1, the first day that Israel’s government said it could extend its law to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”). The march, led by Harvard University rising senior Christian Tabash, attracted about 200 people who carried signs with messages either supporting the Palestinian Liberation Organization or...
  • Against the Police: Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head

    07/02/2020 9:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday. Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect. Though Monday's CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson’s passing. Proving that the shooting warranted national attention, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garrett delivered a meager 16-second news brief on Monday: Two Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
  • Data on the Number of Guns Americans Purchased in June Is Here and...Wowza(shocked yet?)

    07/02/2020 9:18:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 7/2/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    The data on how many Americans purchased firearms and went through federal background checks in June has arrived. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, June 2020 saw the highest number of gun purchases since the FBI started keeping track 20 years ago. Further, this year's June number increased over June 2019 by 135.7 percent. According to the unadjusted number from the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System, 3,909,502 background checks were conducted. “These figures represent the highest June on record since the FBI began conducting instant background checks more than 20 years ago. The sharp increase in Americans...
  • 5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War; Practical Ideas on how to oppose the radical agenda of the woke left

    07/02/2020 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Last week I wrote about how we’re in a cultural civil war and it’s time for conservatives—and really, anyone who’s not on board with the radical anti-American agenda of Black Lives Matter and the rest of the woke left—to fight back.But how? I was light on specifics, and subsequently heard from a number of readers who wanted to know what they could do, personally, to push back against the leftward lurch of the culture. Many said they feel powerless and overwhelmed, and with good reason.Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along...
  • How Twitter Censoring President Trump Over His 'They're After You' Tweet Pretty Much Proves His Point

    07/02/2020 7:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2020 | Matt Vespa
    President Trump has been censored yet again, and the tweet pretty much proves his point about the nature of the bias against him. In a tweet he’s shared before, it shows a black and white picture of the president with the caption “in reality, they’re not after me. They’re after you.” You’ve probably seen this meme. It strikes at the heart of his drain the swamp mentality and the bias lobbed against him. He’s not a politician. He’s a bull in a china closet and he likes it. He wants to disrupt DC and his enemies will do all they...
  • Black Conservatives Laugh at BLM Protest After They Notice There's No Black People

    07/02/2020 7:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | C Douglas Golden
    I have a new hashtag for your consideration: #BlackLivesMatterSoWhite. Like it? I think it’s catchy and accurate. For all the talk about how black people are taking to the streets to demand equal treatment, one thing that’s curious about the recent spate of protests is that they don’t seem, well, very black. When white people began showing up en masse to these events, people attributed it to bad actors. The right said it was antifa, while the left said it was “white power” groups. There couldn’t have been that many of either group, however — and really, it was mostly...
  • Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence

    07/02/2020 6:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African American veterans of the Civil War, many people wondered whether the protesters had ever learned anything in high school or college. Did any of these iconoclasts know the difference between Grant and Robert E. Lee? Could they recognize the name "Gettysburg"? Could they even identify the decade in which the Civil War was fought?Universities are certainly teaching our youth to be confident, loud and self-righteous. But the media blitz during these last several weeks of protests, riots and looting also revealed a generation that...
  • Never Give an Inch: The Wrong Side Knows That It's Losing

    07/02/2020 5:41:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2020 | Deanna Chadwell
    With the lawless events of the last few weeks (months, counting the overreach of many state governments in the COVID panic) have left me acutely aware of my own human desire for order, and I have to take a deep breath whenever I find myself wishing Trump would just whip out the military and put a stop to it all. But that’s what the desperate Democrats want -- the Rules for Radicals vindication -- create so much chaos that the masses beg for someone to take control. But we can’t let that happen. So I would like to suggest a...
  • Marc Sidwell: The Long March - A Quiet Revolution to Destroy Western Civilization

    07/02/2020 4:43:23 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 4 replies
    The New Culture Forum ^ | July 2, 2020 | Marc Sidwell
    Video at link.
  • Gulf County veterans memorial nearing completion

    07/01/2020 11:59:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    WMBB ^ | Jul 1, 2020 / 09:48 PM | Madalyn Bierster
    Gulf County veterans memorial nearing completion by: Madalyn Bierster Posted: Jul 1, 2020 / 09:48 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 1, 2020 / 09:48 PM CDT GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A local veterans memorial in St. Joe Beach is nearing completion. The Beacon Hill Veterans Park has been undergoing construction for some time now, and will be open to the public in just a few short months. ‘The Honor Walk’ has been a collaboration by the Honor Walk Committee and Gulf County Commissioners. The walk will feature several different aspects including a memorial for each branch of the military....
  • House Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year

    07/01/2020 8:42:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 11:02 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL
    House Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 11:02 PM EDT House Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year The House Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would require the Pentagon to strip Confederate names from bases and other property within one year. The amendment, offered by Reps. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), was approved 33-23 as the committee considers its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The vote fell largely along party...
  • McDonald's BLM Statement Completely Rejected by Leftists

    07/01/2020 12:41:25 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    On June 3 the company posted a video that’s now its Twitter background, remembering seven people: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.
  • Muslim so-called “scholar” accuses Winston Churchill of being just as bad as the Nazis…maybe worse

    07/01/2020 12:20:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    LONDON: Muslim so-called “scholar” accuses Winston Churchill of being just as bad as the Nazis…maybe worse JULY 1, 2020 Ahmed Haneef said that certain historical figures are idolized today even if their views regarding non-white people were “worse than the views of the Nazis.” Haneef explained that while Churchill was fighting the Nazis in Europe, he and his ilk were committing the exact same crimes in Africa, India, the U.S., and the Americas.

    07/01/2020 10:55:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 7-1-2020 | Glenn Reynolds
  • WATCH: Godless Chris Cuomo Tells Americans They ‘Don’t Need Help From Above’

    07/01/2020 9:13:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 07/01/2020 | By Amanda Prestigiacomo
    On Friday night, CNN host Chris Cuomo emphasized to viewers that they do not need “help from above,” but can do the right thing and make changes in their communities on their own. “If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country,” Cuomo said. “You don’t need help from above,” the CNN host stressed. “It’s within us.” The clip, days old, resurfaced on Tuesday, sparking Christians to respond. “Chris Cuomo: ‘You don’t need help from above; its within us.’ Yep, that tactic is working...
  • Black GOP candidate to white Dem incumbent: 'Your virtue signaling insults me'

    07/01/2020 7:58:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | Art Moore
    When a white Democratic congressman declared in an email to supporters that racism "is deeply ingrained" in America's institutions and "everyday lives," he might not have expected a thorough rebuttal from his black Republican opponent in this fall's election. The Democrat, Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, also posted a "resource guide" on his website for "racial justice allyship" to "understand our nation's" black experience and combat "systemic racism" in America. But Kendall Qualls, the Republican nominee running against Phillips, took issue with Phillips' "attempt to convey the Black experience and redefine America in the process." In a guest piece for...
  • Stand Up, Republicans

    06/30/2020 5:43:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The American Mind (Claremont Institute) ^ | June 23, 2020 | Thomas D. Klingenstein and Ryan P. Williams
    According to recent polls, 65% of all Americans now support Black Lives Matter (BLM). Why do so many Americans support an “organization” that is avowedly dedicated to the proposition that America is evil and must be fundamentally transformed? Because the Republican establishment has made remarkably little effort to expose BLM as the revolutionary and totalitarian movement that it is. Leading Republicans do not seem to understand that George Floyd’s death was the excuse for the current crisis, not the cause of it. The chaos in our streets—led by BLM, supported by Democrats, and propelled by higher education—is for all intents...
  • Protesters Expand ‘Occupy City Hall,’ Descend Into Infighting And Stand Off With Police Hours Before NYPD Budget Vote

    06/30/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Protesters expanded “Occupy City Hall” and descended into infighting early Tuesday morning, just hours ahead of the city council’s vote on the NYPD budget. A group from the area tried to expand the zone Tuesday morning. Numerous altercations broke out among protesters and the morning ultimately ended with a standoff against police. The infighting ranged from verbal disagreements to a physical altercation. In one disagreement, a man can be seen confronting another man about disrespecting the woman he was with. Other arguments broke out regarding how to properly protest, and still others were prompted by unknown causes.
  • Native American Leaders: We Feel ‘Silenced’ When Statues Removed Without Us

    06/30/2020 9:40:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Native American leaders in the San Francisco area are upset that city leaders decided to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus that was targeted by Black Lives Matter riots, because indigenous leaders were not consulted or present. As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, the City of San Francisco preemptively removed a prominent Columbus statue that rioters had targeted for destruction. They intended it to drag it to the San Francisco Bay and throw it in there. However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, while Native American leaders were pleased to see the statues of Columbus and other early colonial...