Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Comittee chairman Howard Dean called out conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Twitter. (Snip) The comment was in response to a former New York Times reporter who tweeted, "Free Speech Defenders Don´t Forget: Ann Coulter once said: My only regret w/ Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building." The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that "fighting words" are not constitutionally protected, meaning that the words would have to directly incite violence. Timothy McVeigh was an American terrorist responsible for the Oklahoma City bombings that killed 168 people and injured
Comments: Ahh yes, the ignorant hack Dean rears his ugly head. The behavior of those on the left is just getting worse. It is just stunning and outrageous that they are destroying the foundation of this country. I don´t know what it´s going to take to stop this, but it needs to stop soon. We can´t survive as a nation with the anarchist and fascist behavior from the Democrats.
We have refujihadis killing people around the world and this knitwit is making noise about something someone said. The left hates Ann Coulter because she dare believe in something that the left despises (freedom).
Yet the left welcomes refujihadis with open arms, and they are busy killing innocents as their interpretation of their playbook.
Not much info to the article, but it does raise a curious point. It says the Supreme Court has ruled that "fighting words" are NOT part of protected speech. Really? How then to explain why burning or desecrating the American flag is protected? And does Mr Dean not understand ´sarcasm´ when he hears it? I´m pretty sure lots of folks have also said things like it´s too bad 9-11 events didn´t also take out (insert offending institution here). And who determines what constitutes ´fighting words´?
To mad dog "Yeeaaaah.." Liberals like Dean anything that they disagree with politically is hate speech. If it is likely to bring the truth about Left wing intentions in front of voters ready to go to the polls then it is even worse. Should be taken with a fitful of salt.
The first amendment protects almost all forms of speech. There is no hate speech exception. Perhaps Dean is thinking about Canadian law, which does ban hate speech. At any rate, he´s quite confused here.
Elected "Conservatives" voted for "hate laws", and legitimized "hate speech" as a label which has been used to shame and delegitimize "hateful" speakers and their potential listeners.
Virtually ALL speech IS PROTECTED by the First Amendment, but the politics make it another third rail for politicians and judges. Another reason why never to trust or love politicians...they will sell out because so many will believe their denial later.
So when are the college professors that talk about beheading or killing President Trump, the hollywood ´brains´ that suggest violence against President Trump and conservatives, and ´celebrities´ like Ashley ´Dirty Women´ Judd and Madonna going to be coming up on charges?
So Howie to agree with you I have to believe that Madison and co. intended to make speech illegal and the suppression of said speech legal as long as those ho oppose it are willing to use or claim they would use violence in reaction to it?
So if I say I´ll beat up a liberal if MSNBC doesn´t take Rachael Maddow off the air her speech isn´t protected?
Every time the Washington political press freaks out and goes into full panic mode against President Trump, the blockbuster, Watergate-volume story always unfolds the same way. First the news starts leaking or breaking. Newsrooms from the Potomac to the Hudson become seized and fixated on every morsel of the delicious story. News flashes zing around the internet. Then it hits cable television and the press starts slinging the most salacious and scandalous accusations they can whip up, charging the president with the highest crimes imaginable. Each time, these reporters sink deeper and deeper into a fantasyland as they dream bigger
Turning up the heat on killer gangs tied to illegals, immigration officials on Thursday announced their biggest raid yet, the arrest of 1,378, including several on murder, drug and sex trafficking charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement´s Homeland Security Investigations said it just concluded a six week anti-gang operation with the arrests and called it "the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date." In pure numbers, ICE said, "Of the 1,378 total arrested, 1,098 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges, including 21 individuals arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. The remaining
Two House Republicans have now pledged their support to legislation which would establish an independent commission on Russia. According to Buzzfeed, Justin Amash (R-MI) is signed on to support a bill that was introduced by Democratic Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Eric Swalwell. Amash joins Walter Jones as the second Republican Congressman to sign on to the legislation. (Snip) The Michigan Congressman gave his first hint that he was leaning towards backing the independent commission on Tuesday shortly after President Donald Trump‘s termination letter to FBI Director James Comey became public. Amash called the second paragraph of the letter — in which
Yesterday we brought you 10 Democrats who either heavily criticized former FBI Director James Comey or called for his firing during the Obama administration. Now that President Trump is in the Oval Office, many Democrats have changed their tune. The RNC has taken notice of their hypocrisy. Watch:
President Trump said on Thursday that he has no investments in Russia and sent a "certified" letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham to prove it. (Snip) "Can you tell us whether you, your family, your businesses, your surrogates have accepted any investments, any loans from Russian individuals or institutions?" Holt asked. Trump replied that he had just sent a letter from "one of the most prestigious law firms in the country" about not having anything to do with Russia, to Graham, R-N.C., who is a member of the Armed Services and Judiciary committees. "I have no investments in Russia, none whatsoever.
WASHINGTON — Democrats continued their efforts to slow down business in the Senate Thursday in order to pressure the Trump Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor for the Russia investigation and to give into other demands. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the floor and demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions not be involved in the search for former FBI Director James Comey’s replacement. (Snip) Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins took to the floor Wednesday and vented her frustration that the Senate Aging Committee hearing had been shut down when Senate Democrats invoked the two-hour rule which can
Residents of a Mexican city are upset about immigrants causing crime, according to a Tuesday report from El Universal. The report said that there was a press conference held in Tapachula by a leader of a local group called: “For a different Mexico.” The group’s president, Victorino Alvarez Fuentes, said that immigrants were urinating in public and sexually assaulting women and minors. Tapachula is near the Guatemalan border and besides immigrants from Central American countries, there has been a recent influx of African immigrants entering Mexico seeking to eventually get to the U.S. The El Universal story centered around a
Last weekend, the administration of the University of California-Santa Cruz caved into 4 demands from the African/Black Student Alliance, who were occupying the administration building. (Snip) But the black student group issued three other demands and has given the administration until the Fall Quarter, 2017 to comply or there will be more "reclamations" - their word for the takeover of buildings. Campus Fix: The alliance’s three additional demands are that the university purchase a property “to serve as a low income housing cooperative for historically disadvantaged students,” that the university “allocate $100,000” for Santa Cruz’s “SOMeCA” student organization support department,
WASHINGTON -- The GOP chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked the Justice Department´s inspector general to expand an existing probe into the FBI´s handling of Hillary Clinton´s emails to investigate the firing of James Comey. (Snip) "I request that you expand the scope of your office´s ongoing review of allegations regarding certain actions by the Department of Justice and the FBI in advance of the 2016 election to include the facts and circumstances surrounding the removal of Director Comey," Chaffetz wrote. "You stated previously that your work includes an examination of whether Comey´s public communications and
Democrats said the mayor´s election in Omaha was a referendum on President Trump. Then their guy lost. With the nonstop anti-Trump flow on the mainstream media, Democrat Heath Mello thought he could tap into that during his run. He even got the backing of Democratic darling Sen. Bernie Sanders (and the city itself went for Hillary Clinton in 2016, making it home turf for a Democrats). But Mello lost on Tuesday to incumbent Republican Jean Stothert, who defeated the 37 year old 53 percent to 47 percent. It´s the third time the Democrats have pitched an election as a referendum
Police in Arkansas surrounded a home Thursday with a suspect inside accused of shooting and killing an officer at a traffic stop. Arkansas State Police spokeswoman Liz Chapman says the shooting happened early Thursday in the Dardanelle-Chickalah area of Yell County, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. (Snip) Police said they would not yet release the identity of the suspect, but said he is inside a home in the area and that authorities are trying to make contact with him. They would not confirm reports that the suspect is holding hostages, but said two bodies were found outside the home,
Remember when Donald Trump used a prayer breakfast to attack Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Apprentice ratings? Our president loves television. He is devastatingly interested in ratings and routinely watches — and interacts with — cable news. (Snip) Time‘s Zeke Miller opened this portion of the interview write-up like this: President Donald Trump says he thinks CNN’s Chris Cuomo looks like a “chained lunatic” on television. CNN’s Don Lemon is “perhaps the dumbest person is broadcasting” and CBSLate Show host Stephen Colbert is a “no-talent guy” who talks “filthy.” Trump revealed he will no longer “watch or read things that aren’t pleasant,” meaning CNN and
Many of the graduating students turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and boos nearly drowned out her commencement speech Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos carried on with her keynote address to the historically black university, praising its founder Mary McLeod Bethune as someone who ´refused to accept systemic and repulsive racism,´ and had ´the courage to change old ideas.´ ´Let´s choose to hear one another out,´ DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause. ´I am here to demonstrate in the most direct way possible that I
Sandra Lee refused to let House Speaker Paul Ryan join her cooking segment on Fox News and told him “I need you to go away.”The celebrity chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not happy after learning her segment on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” would directly follow an interview with Ryan, and banished the Republican leader from her TV kitchen.A source told Page Six, “Paul Ryan was on the segment before Sandra, and the hosts asked him to hang around for Sandra’s cooking feature to try the food. But in the break before her
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said Wednesday he does not think mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was "sufficient rationale" for President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday following a recommendation earlier in the day from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told the president that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended the dismissal. Rosenstein wrote in a letter that he "cannot defend the director´s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton´s emails." CNN reporter Manu Raju caught up with McCain the day after the bombshell development and asked the senator
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions have no involvement in selecting the next FBI director. "This attorney general should not oversee the hiring process of the next FBI director. His role will jaundice the entire process if it hasn’t already," Schumer said Thursday. Schumer argued that Sessions helping to pick a successor for James Comey, whom President Trump fired on Tuesday, would violate the attorney general’s pledge to recuse himself from any investigation related to Russia´s involvement in the U.S. presidential election. Whoever succeeds Comey will oversee the bureau´s probe into Russia´s meddling and potential ties
One of the U.S. Senate´s newest members is proposing to shake up the chamber by mandating "diversity" quotas for everything from staffs to committees. A proposal by Nevada’s freshman Democratic senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, could mimic efforts in corporate America. Large companies across the country, particularly those in Silicon Valley, have been under intense pressure to hire more minorities. Cortez Masto thinks it should be a Congressional priority, too. “We should be mandating diversity in our committees, mandating diversity in our hiring practices, mandating diversity throughout the United States Senate,”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) told the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday that his wife recently got a "very disturbing" voice mail from a stranger, and the lawmaker stressed that crimes against all different types of people merit urgent attention. Rubio did not elaborate on the specifics of the threat against Jeanette Rubio, but he said it was "chilling" and delivered with an eerie calmness, according to the Tamp Bay Times. "And the most disturbing part of his voice mail … was the calmness in which that hateful message was delivered," Rubio said at the Mayflower hotel. "I´m not saying it
NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions. The short clip is part of a 31-minute White House interview set to air Thursday night on NBC Nightly News. (Video) In the clip, Holt can be seen questioning almost every statement made by Trump. In one instance, Holt asked Trump about his May 9 letter ousting F.B.I Director James Comey
A curious belief in some circles of journalism holds that if both sides are equally unhappy with your story, you’ve done a good job. I never subscribed to that approach, and thankfully, President Trump didn’t when it came to the performance of James Comey. The suddenly-former FBI boss was long cavalier about making enemies among both Democrats and Republicans, as if going rogue repeatedly proved his rectitude. On occasion it did, but Comey increasingly wore his self-righteousness on his sleeve, confident he was too big to fire. That was his fatal mistake. And it’s why Trump made the right decision to show
President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is bad for the country and will not be the end of the Trump-Russia affair, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a group of foreign diplomats and experts Tuesday night. Although McCain did not directly accuse the White House of firing Comey to thwart the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Russia ties, he did say that if that was the intention, it would fail. “This scandal is going to go on. I’ve seen it before,” McCain told a meeting of the Munich Security Conference core group. “This is a
Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. (Photo) Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation. (List) (Via AP) […] Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
I´ll say this for the suddenly departed FBI honcho James Comey: He´s caused enough cases of whiplash to collapse Obamacare before the end of the week. The left in particular likes its cardboard heroes and cartoon villains drawn in bright Sharpie colors, and Comey insists on jumping back and forth between one role and the other like a movie stuntman leaping the roofs from northbound to southbound train. Comey´s not going to charge Hillary? What a stand-up guy! The very model of a dedicated public servant! Comey´s re-opened the Hillary investigation? What a partisan hack! He´s just thrown the election to Trump!
An update on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's conversation with Hillary Clinton over Dr. Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank. While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business. The Office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina confirmed to Circa that Mrs. Clinton called her office in March 2011 to demand that Dr. Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner, be restored to his role as chairman of the country’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank. The bank’s nonprofit Grameen America, which Yunus chairs, has