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Minneapolis Mayor Frey: 'Brick and
mortar is not as important as life'
Posted by NorthernDog 5/29/2020 8:10:44 AM Post Reply
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey held a press conference early Friday morning at City Hall. Around 1:30 a.m., Frey addressed a city that is enduring escalating protests that have lasted for the past three days in response to the death of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis Police officers were fired in the incident that happened Monday night. Thursday night's protests accelerated in violence in comparison to the previous two, with the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct set on fire, where all the fired officers were from. During his address to media, Frey reflected on the bigger meaning of the protests. "Brick
What the 'Obamagate' Scandals
Mean and Why They Matter
Posted by Judy W. 5/29/2020 7:21:34 AM Post Reply
Amid the flurry of details about spying on Michael Flynn, lying to secret courts about Carter Page, leaking classified documents, and more, it’s easy to get lost in the muck. It’s important to stand back, identify the worst abuses, and explain why they matter for American democracy. These abuses didn’t simply follow each other; their targets, goals, and principal players overlapped. Taken together, they represent some of the gravest violations of constitutional norms and legal protections in American history. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him, these violations matter.
School in Session: McEnany Reminds the
Media That Registered Voters in Many States
Are Also Dead
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 6:25:14 AM Post Reply
During a White House briefing Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, with slides, detailed data and news stories, that voter fraud as a result of mass vote-by-mail schemes is in fact a real problem. "The media is very concerned about the integrity of our elections but when it comes to mail-in ballots, all of a sudden, the concern for election security melts away," McEnany said. "I want to note there was a Pew study done that shows there is plenty of reason to believe that in a mass mail-in system that there is fraud.
All Hell Broke Loose In Minneapolis and
Armed Rednecks' Stepped In to Protect
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 6:17:28 AM Post Reply
Chaos erupted in Minneapolis Wednesday night, with people looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer. Two men decided to utilize their Second Amendment rights to prevent people from looting nearby stores. "Basically, you've seen the records the cops keep and the cops are a lot less likely to tread on people's rights when there's other armed Americans with them. So we figured it's about damn time – or at least I figure it's about damn time – for some heavily armed rednecks stood with fellow citizens," the one man explained.
Twitter places notice on Trump’s Minneapolis
tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 6:11:19 AM Post Reply
Twitter on Friday took the dramatic step of placing a “public interest notice” on a tweet by President Trump.The social media giant said a tweet by Trump that read “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” violated their policies pertaining to “the glorification of violence.”“We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts,” the company said in a statement posted on their platform.Twitter did not remove the post, they said, because “it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance.”
China’s Communist Regime Shows
Its True Totalitarian Colors
Posted by PageTurner 5/29/2020 5:42:35 AM Post Reply
You never want a good crisis to go to waste.” That was Rahm Emanuel’s now-infamous prescription for the Democratic Party following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Now, China’s applying that same dictum globally, as the Wuhan virus ravages nation after nation, freeing Beijing to do its mischief. For years, Americans of all political stripes operated under the delusion that China, though nominally communist, was becoming more like the West every day. Our massive, but one-sided, trade with the country would bring changes, we thought. An inevitable consumer economy in China would expand, and bring with it ideas of freedom, human rights
Policy vs. Personality: Why Would
Anyone Vote for Biden over Trump?
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 5:33:19 AM Post Reply
Most polls show that former vice president Joe Biden is leading President Trump in the 2020 election. Americans should be careful about whom they are voting for. Meghan McCain, Mark Cuban, and Clint Eastwood are just a few who are seriously thinking of not voting for President Trump. Why? Because they are putting personality over policy.Many do not like President Trump's brash behavior and combative ways with the press and Democrats. They see former V.P. Biden currently hiding in his basement and appearing to Americans as a hologram figure with an even-keeled nature. Americans should think long and hard and consider the reasons below
Joe Biden Veepstakes Take Bad Turn
as Scandals Hit Amy Klobuchar,
Gretchen Whitmer
Posted by Imright 5/29/2020 5:29:55 AM Post Reply
Two women reportedly on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president have been hit with major scandals that could cripple their chances of being nominated.On Thursday, Minnesota-based Mint Press News reported that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) was the district attorney at the time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin shot and killed Wayne Reyes in 2006. According to Mint Press News, between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar “did not bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty – including against Chauvin himself.” Chauvin was involved in a fatal accident in 2005, killed Wayne Reyes in 2006, shot another man while in uniform in 2008,
Grenell rips DC swamp,
Politico, Democratic leakers
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:13:06 AM Post Reply
Richard Grenell, who shook up the intelligence world in just three months as acting director of national intelligence, used his first interview since stepping down to blast Washington’s insider culture of protecting itself and ruining outside reformers. In a 19-minute interview on the Mark Levin Show, the longtime public servant who recently was ambassador to Germany said that the political-media axis in Washington is toxic and geared to thwart reforms that threaten its operation. “An outsider coming in with fresh eyes is like the enemy because you’re going to look at things differently,” he told the popular conservative talk radio host and author. The audio of their discussion is below.
Joe Biden's racism a Democratic Party tradition replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:09:42 AM Post Reply
True, we have not even elected him president yet, but isn’t it already time to start dismantling Joe Biden’s presidential library? After all, he has a long history of supporting white supremacists and just being an all-around racially insensitive, privileged white geezer. To be fair, Mr. Biden did not invent the Democratic Party or its racism. But for nearly 50 years he has knowingly and willingly associated himself with and supported the causes of the Democratic Party, known throughout history for its association with white supremacy.
Maybe Don't Post Photos of Your Aston
Martin on Instagram If You're Allegedly
Stealing Millions From Medicaid?
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:06:04 AM Post Reply
Timothy Harron made a habit of showing gratitude for his extravagant lifestyle on Instagram: Hashtags like #blessed and #millionairemindset frequently accompanied photos of fancy dinners and trips on his private jet with his wife. But as it turns out, that money wasn’t a result of God or a strong work ethic; it was plain, old-fashioned fraud, according to federal prosecutors. Harron and his wife, Latisha, were arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday and charged with stealing $13 million from North Carolina’s health care program. The couple would allegedly thumb through obituaries, use personal information they uncovered to look up the deceased’s Medicaid status, and retroactively
No lockdown on murder replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 5:00:41 AM Post Reply
Many human activities were curtailed in America during Memorial Day weekend due to the Wuhan coronavirus. However, murder in Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington D.C. weren’t among them. In Baltimore, there were eight killings over the weekend, even though residents were under orders to stay home due to the pandemic. Four additional people were injured in the shootings. According to police, several of the victims had previously been convicted of attempted murder. In a properly functioning justice system, these victims would have been incarcerated. Chicago topped Baltimore. It suffered nine killings, with 27 more wounded, over the weekend. This was Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015.
No Clean Slate for Karens! replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:57:25 AM Post Reply
On Memorial Day, in Central Park, a white woman—derisively dubbed “Karen” before she was doxed as New York City resident Amy Cooper—lost her cool after being confronted by an apparently outraged birdwatcher (a black man) named Christian Cooper (no relation). After threatening Amy Cooper’s dog (by his own admission), and telling her that he would do something “you’re not going to like,” Christian Cooper began to record the visibly distraught dogwalker, who then called the police, emphasizing the race of the man she claimed was harassing her. Christian Cooper’s video was posted online, and, within hours, a Twitter mob
Well, There Goes Amy Klobuchar... replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:51:49 AM Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), one of the women on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice-presidential shortlist, refused to prosecute an excessive force case against the police officer who appears to have killed black man George Floyd, the man at the center of the latest Black Lives Matter controversy. On Monday night, Derek Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis police department, knelt on 46-year-old Floyd’s neck for nine minutes as the black man pleaded for his life. Floyd died after the encounter. Video of the encounter went viral on Tuesday, and the police department fired Chauvin Tuesday. Yet Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure
Obamagate Won’t Go Away replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2020 4:48:11 AM Post Reply
It was announced this week that Attorney General Bill Barr has named another U.S. attorney to investigate “aspects” of the Michael Flynn unmasking scandal — the latest indication that Obamagate isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. “Attorney General Bill Barr has asked U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas John Bash to review the practice of ‘unmasking’ before and after the 2016 presidential election, a controversy that has picked up steam after the Justice Department moved to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn,” Fox News reported. One question Bash needs to examine is: Who leaked to David Ignatius, the Washington Post
Twitter needs to fact-check these
tweets from prominent liberals
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:44:41 AM Post Reply
This week, for the first time, Twitter “fact-checked” one of President Trump’s opinions and redirected users to coverage from that paragon of fairness and objectivity, CNN (don’t laugh). Twitter announced the introduction of the new feature earlier this month. The goal, two workers wrote, is to “make it easy to find credible information” and to stanch the flow of “misleading content.” But I wonder: Will the platform also append “fact-check” labels and links to tweets from prominent liberals that also turned out to be “misleading” or outright false?
LMPD: 7 people shot, 1 'critical'
during protest in downtown Louisville
demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:39:38 AM Post Reply
Seven people were shot Thursday night in downtown Louisville during a protest to demand justice for the shooting death of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor during a March police raid, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. One person who was shot is in "critical" condition, police said. According to a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer early Friday morning, two of victims were sent to surgery. All of the shooting victims are civilians, according to LMPD, which said none of the victims were shot by officers and that is "too early to comment on suspects."
Black Lives Matter protesters
blocked the 101 Freeway in LA
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:34:02 AM Post Reply
As Ed wrote earlier, there were riots and looting in Minnesota last night in response to the death of George Floyd. A spontaneous protest also broke out in Los Angeles with Black Lives Matter protesters walking onto the 101 freeway and blocking traffic. Protesters became angry when they caught site of two LAPD cruisers. Windows were smashed and one protesters was injured after he jumped on the hood of one of the cars. Here’s how the protest in LA began.(Snip for tweet) After chanting for a while near the Hall of Justice on Temple St., protesters moved onto the 101 freeway. While all of this was happening
Esteban Loaiza, onetime Yankees
pitcher, blew through his $44M
fortune before cocaine bust: report
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:26:05 AM Post Reply
Esteban Loaiza spent 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, which included a stint with the New York Yankees in 2004, and he made nearly $44 million in his career. The now 48-year-old is in the Seattle-Tacoma Federal Detention Center, his money long gone, serving three years in prison for felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute. Loaiza’s downfall apparently stemmed from a lavish lifestyle, which included generous gifts to family members long after his moneymaking days in baseball were over, according to a Bleacher Report article published Thursday.
Minneapolis Third Precinct police
station set on fire after rioters break in
Posted by Pluperfect 5/29/2020 4:17:57 AM Post Reply
The Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis was set ablaze Thursday night as violent protests continued in the city -- and other cities across the U.S. -- following Monday's death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. More than 500 members of the National Guard were heading to the Twin Cities region, called in by Gov. Tim Walz, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported. Rioters broke into the precinct around 10 p.m. local time, after police on the rooftop previously tried to disperse a gathering crowd using "flash bang" shots and tear gas, according to reports. The rioters entered the building and sparked the fire after police officers
Boston Marathon Canceled for 1st Time in
124-Year History
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:51:47 AM Post Reply
Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 before being postponed for five months because of the coronavirus pandemic. “While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for a historic 124th Boston Marathon,” said Tom Grilk, the CEO of the Boston Athletic Association. Although the title of Boston Marathon champion is contested by a few dozen elite athletes, the field includes more than 30,000 recreational and charity runners,
Comprehensive Sex Ed Proponents Admit
Teaching Children Sexual ‘Pleasure’ Is a
Primary Goal
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:39:14 AM Post Reply
May is being touted as #SexEdForAll month on social media platforms, and a look at many posts using the hashtag shows teaching children about sexual “pleasure” is now included in the language of “medically accurate” sex ed. [Tweet] Cathy Ruse, senior fellow and director of human dignity at Family Research Council, wrote, “The ‘facts of life’ have not changed, but ‘inclusivity’ and ‘sex positivity’ and other popular buzz-word concepts have changed sex education.” Ruse is the author of a new brochure titled, “Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination.” She observed that while many studies have demonstrated comprehensive sex education
Husband in 70s Shoots, Kills Suspect to Stop
Attack on Wife
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 1:00:12 AM Post Reply
Florida’s Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BSCO) indicates a husband in his 70s intervened to stop an attack on his wife Tuesday by shooting and killing an intrusion suspect. Fox New reported that the incident occurred in Panama City just after 6 a.m. The BCSO used a Facebook post to explain that the husband was outside when the man allegedly approached the home. The man, 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards, “was screaming and swearing, and, according to witnesses, acting very aggressively and erratically.” BCSO noted that Edwards “walked down the husband’s driveway and approached the husband in a threatening manner.” The husband went inside to avoid Edwards, but Edwards allegedly followed
103-Year-Old Massachusetts Woman Celebrates
Coronavirus Victory with Beer
Posted by ladydawgfan 5/29/2020 12:54:57 AM Post Reply
103-year-old Jennie Stejna defied the odds to beat the novel coronavirus on May 13 and treated herself to a victory bottle of Bud Light in celebration. “Hell yes,” Stejna told her grandson-in-law, Adam Gunn, when asked whether she was ready to go to Heaven. A brutal fight against the novel coronavirus looked grim, and her family was forced to say their goodbyes over the phone. And while Stejna did not specify when she wanted to go, the following days made it clear: Not yet. Stejna is a “hardcore Boston sports fan,” who “used to sit outside and listen to the Red Sox on the radio,” her family remembered.
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