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Pressure mounts on Barr DOJ to
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/31/2020 4:38:21 AM

Conservative pressure is mounting on Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department to ratchet up investigations of violent rioters across the country, specifically to identify those funding and organizing the mayhem. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made weekend appeals for DOJ to take action to cut off funding and logistical support for the groups of rioters that have terrorized and destroyed American cities for months.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 8/31/2020 5:41:39 AM (No. 526536)
You bet DOJ knows who is contributing to these rioters. They need to take action and freeze all money coming in to these domestic terror organizations. DOJ needs to go one step further and freeze the assets of anyone sending money to matter how big or small the contribution.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 8/31/2020 5:51:03 AM (No. 526540)
Thank you, John Solomon. Read Sen. Paul’s op ed highlighted link, scary, indeed. Just like I felt 5 months ago when BLM college kids marched yelling and screaming down my street in once beautiful and safe Monterey. Heaven help us, and AG Barr, Stop this funding! KAG
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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy 8/31/2020 5:52:38 AM (No. 526541)
One thing for sure they do not have jobs. They live on the streets, riot all night, have explosives, riot gear, & food trucks...and possess weapons in gun freed zones.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissGrits 8/31/2020 6:23:52 AM (No. 526551)
Why does this have to be a request? Why has this not been a long standing GIVEN from day one? Cut off the head of the snake! I think we have no idea how deep the deep state really is!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/31/2020 7:04:27 AM (No. 526578)
Thank you, #4! Why does some Senator or someone in power like him have to light a fire under the DOJ. Ordinary citizens have been accosted, assaulted and vast amounts of property was being destroyed and yet, where was the DOJ. The first time this mob turned violent, the DOJ should have been on it. Come on, this is why Americans are so frustrated by the government. It is either incompetent or doesn’t give a flying fig. Maybe I expect too much but after all that we have seen, I would think that someone at the DOJ would have tasked the FBI to follow the money which is a sure way to end this mayhem without having to go in armed to the teeth. Remember that oath? I promise to defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Take it seriously!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2020 7:16:27 AM (No. 526585)
Follow the food trucks. Search motel, cell phone and credit card records. Mommy isn't packing a lunch for most of these little bastids. My guess is "officials" already know.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 8/31/2020 7:25:29 AM (No. 526596)
Anyone expect the political hack and coverup artist Barr will actually do his damn job? Wanna buy a bridge in Brooklyn?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Daisymay 8/31/2020 7:39:48 AM (No. 526614)
#4 is exactly right. Why does it take Members of Congress pressuring AG Barr to get him to do HIS JOB? The FBI already knows about the Food Trucks and I'm guessing they also know who is funding these Riots. That the Thugs who Loot and Burn down buildings can then check into a HOTEL boggles the mind! Who paid for it? Follow the Money! ENOUGH!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 8/31/2020 7:47:00 AM (No. 526623)
Note FTA: "Conservative pressure is mounting....." So conservatives must be behind it like the media tells us.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: gone2pot 8/31/2020 7:56:09 AM (No. 526635)
“Law enforcement needs to look at the funding of violent criminal activity like this. And national Democrats need to confront it. It’s organized. It’s paid for. It’s violent. It’s not about Black lives or any lives; it’s about anarchy and destruction,” Whoa, slow down Rand. The DOJ needs years and years and years and years of hearings, meetings, letters, more hearings, meetings, more appearances on "news" shows, more hearings, and meetings, then investigations and more hearings to figure out if there were even fires, looting, murders and riots. Plus, Lindsey has to come to a consensus with his "good friends" and Marxists in the Senate regarding the definition of riot and whether or not that word offends the rioters. Geez, Rand, throttle back a little. This ain't your dad's America.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: The Remnants 8/31/2020 8:13:07 AM (No. 526649)
"Cut off the supply lines", someone suggested yesterday, "just like you'd do with the Nazis". How many war zones can be counted as of today? It is more than a shame that the major networks do now show footage of what has happened to these American cities.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bassman1911 8/31/2020 8:32:42 AM (No. 526671)
The fact that Barr has to be intimidated and pressured by members of congress to do his job reinforces my belief that he has been incompetent from the beginning
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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Remnants 8/31/2020 8:53:08 AM (No. 526693)
#11 - my mistake - should be "do NOT show" footage of what has happened to these American cities.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Krause 8/31/2020 8:54:44 AM (No. 526697)
I can't imagine it would be real hard to track these people down, they're being in your face and all. Even the donors. And that chick in the Riot Kitchen, too. She's all about exposing herself.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/31/2020 9:01:40 AM (No. 526707)
My bet is that the Portland shooter is living on VA money. That program is growing at exponential rates and no one cares about the rampant claim fraud. As for pressure mounting to start investigating, that's like saying pressure is mounting for fireman to have firetrucks. The investigations should have started 5 months ago. Pressure should be mounting to drop indictments now, not start an investigation. Tie 'em up in court.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: justjoe1237 8/31/2020 9:02:37 AM (No. 526709)
Barr is as bad as Sessions, maybe worse. Glaciers move faster. Trump should have appointed Giuliani from the outset.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: felixcat 8/31/2020 9:23:31 AM (No. 526729)
Obviously no BLM or ANTIFA criminal outside the Barr house.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 9:27:45 AM (No. 526734)
Tides Foundation. Soros’s Open Society, now pretty much run by his son Alexander.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/31/2020 9:44:29 AM (No. 526755)
Rep. Buck and Sen. Paul, one thing at a time. We are still waiting for AG Barr's and Durham's Spygate report and the various dim indictments. Then maybe another year from now, they can get around to investigating the funding mechanism and those behind the rioting - after it doesn't matter anymore as usual.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JHHolliday 8/31/2020 9:56:00 AM (No. 526766)
I am also frustrated and angry about the lack of action by the DOJ. That said, I think (and hope) that investigations are going on under the radar. Considering the leaking that goes on in Washington, I wouldn’t blame them for playing it close to the vest. It’s why the hit on Solomeini wasn’t notified to Congress in advance. There are people there (Democrats) who would have tipped off the Iranians.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: HotRod 8/31/2020 10:14:27 AM (No. 526787)
People who demand that something be done can't say that nothing is being done. They can only say they don't know about it. It's a pretty good bet that there is action being taken and people are being identified, but it's not as cut and dried as some people think. If you give money to a panhandler on the street and he then makes an illegal drug transaction, are you culpable under the law too? If Soros gives money to a ''charity'' and the charity then hires thugs to riot, can he be culpable? In both cases it must be proved that the money was intended to be used for illegal purposes. We may know, or believe we know something, but under the law it must be provable. Patience. ''Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.'' Aristotle
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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:23:53 AM (No. 526803)
What #21 said, one of the wisest replies I have seen here. You cannot convict someone beyond a reasonable doubt unless you have very solid evidence of their having committed a crime. And no, we won’t know every step of the way nor when any indictments come from the grand jury (Barr and Durham don’t do indictments, the grand jury does) and more than we would know a step by step in any simpler criminal investigation. Without intending to do so, we sometimes sound like the kids in the back seat: “Are we there yet! Are we there yet!!!!!!"
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Reply 23 - Posted by: dwa 8/31/2020 10:27:33 AM (No. 526807)
Let's not forget that BLM is getting millions of dollars from virtue signaling U.S. companies -- which is likely totally legal.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:35:25 AM (No. 526825)
We have no clue whether this is already being investigated by the DoJ. It is of special interest to Paul now because he and his wife were seriously hassled after leaving the RNC closing at the White House. Buck has joined in They are doing what legislators do: Calling for an investigation…. giving the impression that none is underway. That is so unlikely...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:38:51 AM (No. 526830)
Someone brought up Rand’s father. Ha! Rand’s troops in large groups used to show up for the Rose Parade, protesting, hassling those peaceful souls who just wanted to see a parade, jamming the parade route, and generally making nuisances of themselves...
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Reply 26 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 8/31/2020 10:44:07 AM (No. 526838)
I don't think it is a given that there is serious action being taken by the DOJ and FBI. How anyone could conclude that when those agencies have been severely politicized and covering up for the left for years now. Why would you think they would aggressively pursue allies of the dims like BLM and Antifa?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:45:27 AM (No. 526840)
"George Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push" Mr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:47:49 AM (No. 526842)
"Tides welcomes Black Lives Matter as a new partner." Tides Foundation has launched the Black Lives Matter Support Fund, which will support BLM’s grantmaking activities. This unique partnership will further amplify the extraordinary, unparalleled successes of BLM’s chapter-led, decentralized organizational model, while also allowing BLM to build the necessary infrastructure for sustainability.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: earlybird 8/31/2020 10:49:52 AM (No. 526845)
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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/31/2020 10:59:15 AM (No. 526863)
We know who the funders are: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Costco, Twitter, Facebook, Pepsi, Coke, and many other corporations. They should be forced to pay for all damages. The leaders of these outfits imprisoned for life, and held accountable for the murders that have incited. By the way, I don't want them just identified. I want the arrested and held without bail. Get them ready for maximum security in Colorado, underground in a windowless cell for life.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/31/2020 11:01:15 AM (No. 526874)
The riots are organized, funded, and have been going on for over three months. People have died. Property has been destroyed. No way they could have got this far without help. Its time the funders be exposed, and see what ties they have to our government. These people need to be held accountable.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 11:20:25 AM (No. 526913)
In TV land of years gone by, the FBI would have had lots of agents on this, and been arresting people. In the real world, today, apparently the FBI doesn't care. I discussed this briefly with my recently retired FBI friend. He said that the FBI was told to lay off any actions against these folks years ago as "a free speech issue" and were ordered to purge all records that they held on this type of political thugs. I hope that has changed.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trapper 8/31/2020 11:26:55 AM (No. 526917)
Remember that old fool George Jessel? People started referring to him as the "toastmaster general," so he started showing up on the Johnny Carson show wearing an "Ike" jacket, playing "dress up" and pretending to be a real general. We have become accustomed to being mollified by reports from congressional committees and inspectors general, all of them just phony prosecutors playing "dress up." We don't need any more reports, declassified documents, public disclosures. Declare antifa and BLM to be domestic terror organizations. Then, just as DOJ/FBI can round up 1,000 MS13 gang members or dozens of child traffickers in one large swoop, round up the leaders of antifa and BLM and the money men and money launderers who support and enable them. Do it in one day and prosecute them for travelling across state lines to riot, loot, and burn. Round 'em up and prosecute them all. See where it goes in a court room. That's why we build court houses. Mr. Barr, you are a prosecutor. Go do your job.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: govlawyer 8/31/2020 11:29:02 AM (No. 526920)
Soros buys a couple million pre-paid Visa or MC "gift" cards and hands them over to his not for profits who dole them out to those deemed "worthy" of his indirect largess. No fingerprints, and deniability all around.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/31/2020 11:39:33 AM (No. 526932)
Our worries are over! At this very moment - - Fey Wray is preparing a Pendaflex file jacket. He's calling in FBI experts from all over the country - - to determine whether the folder should be letter size or legal size. Or maybe even a custom size! And just after Labor Day - - he's calling in more experts to determine exactly what words should be placed on the folder's label. And right after that - - a major conference will be held to select the ideal file cabinet in which to hang the folder. Fey Wray is a man of action - - the workaholic leader of the nation's greatest investigate body. Our faith in him has always been justified!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/31/2020 12:00:30 PM (No. 526960)
You have to wonder who is supplying the bricks and baseball bats and the explosives....and paying the rioter a weekly salary to keep them going....I know for a fact that Iowans are being recruited to go to New York city... what is going to happen in NYcity that they need extra help....we folk need to keep abreast of the movement and report our findings...
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Reply 37 - Posted by: smokincol 8/31/2020 12:01:26 PM (No. 526965)
the last thing I remember in Criminal Law class was: a crime is still a crime, no matter who commits it. has there been some alteration in that position? or maybe the extent of the lawlessness goes too far to the top of the political ladder to probe the matter.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: weejun 8/31/2020 12:12:38 PM (No. 526976)
#23 is right: BLM coffers have been filled by gullible, weak-kneed corporations and donations from private citizens. And you can bet there are no speed bumps between BLM and Antifa regarding the transfer of funds to and from their respective war chests.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bighambone 8/31/2020 12:20:36 PM (No. 526984)
Going across State lines to commit serious crimes including trying to overthrow government at any level has to be a violation of federal law. It appears that a lot of the leftist Antifa and BLM rioters traveled to Kenosha from the Northwest States of Oregon and Washington, as some of their vans have been identified as coming from those States and have supported rioters in the past, also some of the rioters vehicles reported have blacked out license plates so they can not be readily identified. When big groups like the unidentified rioters from out of town suddenly appear all wearing about the same black colored clothing, that are meant to be uniforms along with helmets bearing Communist insignias you know that the rioters are organized, directed, and paid for by persons and entities that are attempting to overthrow Government entities by force. That has to be a crime in itself that in the past would have drawn big interest by the Dept. Of Justice and the FBI?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: OregonBoomergirl 8/31/2020 12:59:54 PM (No. 527026)
Rush just now said that a lot of the funding sources are known. So why are they allowed to continue? Why doesn’t the DOJ cut off these sources immediately? I don’t get it. I would so love to see these whiny crybabies who get so shocked when anyone even pushes them suddenly be deprived of all their creature needs! They’ve been seen in nice hotels! I want to see the food trucks handing out food, where do they hide?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: jeffinitely 8/31/2020 2:04:05 PM (No. 527077)
Probably can't do anything until after the election, sadly. However, all that stuff happening right now in those blue cities could be much worse after the election, who knows.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/31/2020 2:06:09 PM (No. 527078)
Identification of funding should have been a long time ago.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Mike6 8/31/2020 2:18:05 PM (No. 527087)
Are most of the rioters America hating Obama Democrats, or are they vile Lenin Bolsheviks???
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Reply 44 - Posted by: 10chuckarnold65 8/31/2020 4:24:19 PM (No. 527195)
Wait till October and then drop that "who's funding the rioters" BOMB. We all already know who it is.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Jebediah 8/31/2020 6:01:35 PM (No. 527283)
George Soros hides behind various funds etc. with wonderful patriotic names and generally covers himself. but I would put $ on him.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Kafka2 8/31/2020 6:07:00 PM (No. 527290)
When it comes to identifying those funding and organizing the mayhem, several Democrat, Hollywood, and MSM personalities have proclaimed their support and encouraged the rioters. However, the big players, like those that organized the caravans to our southern boarder, remain hidden.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Heraclitus 8/31/2020 8:14:27 PM (No. 527393)
Perhaps the apparent lack of action is because a case is being built behind the scenes. We understand that. However, in the meantime, cities are in chaos, property damage is totaling many, many millions of dollars, and murders and assaults are being committed, including the assaults on attendees departing the RNC Convention. And, a national election is barely two months away. I am guessing that virtually everyone at this site, and every Conservative and Patriot, has a gnawing, grinding feeling in the gut that the corrupters of our Republic, long at work to dismantle and complete the "fundamental transformation" of it, see their efforts about to be fatally successful. A task force was quickly assembled to track down the murderers of some child victims; one arrest already made, that i know of so far. In an emergency, an urgent case can be made. There's no way they don't already have case files. Yet the destruction and political murders continue. I like Barr, but i have this nagging feeling that, once again, serious crimes are being swept under the rug. When there is no justice, you harm the people. The entire justice network in the DC area is packed with leftwing lawyers. They are not impartial, they can't even pretend to be, they are arrogant and fattened on the privileges and connections and tremendous wealth. They are plutocrats whose power neutralizes the Congress of the People. And many in Congress are, alas, part of the oligarchy. I'd like to think differently, but right now it looks like Barr is fiddling. I hope and i pray that i am wrong. It was corruption at the heart of Rome that led to the rapid unraveling of the Empire. And the people --once proud Romans-- became apathetic. On a day when the court once again lashed out at General Flynn, we are right to ask whither the Justice system as the country convulses.
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Posted by Pluperfect 8/31/2020 4:38:21 AM Post Reply
Conservative pressure is mounting on Attorney General William Barr and his Justice Department to ratchet up investigations of violent rioters across the country, specifically to identify those funding and organizing the mayhem. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Calif., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, made weekend appeals for DOJ to take action to cut off funding and logistical support for the groups of rioters that have terrorized and destroyed American cities for months.
Appeals court denies Michael Flynn and
Justice Department's effort to end his case
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Posted by Ladyhawke 8/31/2020 12:54:00 PM Post Reply
A federal appeals court ruled Monday against Michael Flynn and the Justice Department in their request to quickly shut down his criminal case. The 8-2 decision restores power to a judge to question the Justice Department's moves in the politically divisive case, when Attorney General William Barr dropped charges against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser earlier this year despite twice pleading guilty to lying under oath to lying to the FBI. Flynn had fought District Judge Emmet Sullivan's decision to ask a third-party lawyer to argue against the Justice Department's dismissal in the case, and his plans to hold a hearing, which has not yet happened.
Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims
‘I Am Not Banning Fracking’
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Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 5:52:27 PM Post Reply
CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “I am not banning fracking.”VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden has promised to ban fracking — repeatedly — as has his running mate. Biden said Monday — during a speech supposedly on violence: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.” The problem, for Biden, is that he explicitly promised to ban fracking during the second Democratic Party presidential primary debate on July 31, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. CNN’s Dana Bash asked him the question directly: Bash: Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Just to clarify,
Green Bay Police: Antifa Member with
Flamethrower Cried in Fetal Position
When Caught
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Posted by scottj 9/1/2020 4:51:58 PM Post Reply

A suspected member of Antifa — who was allegedly armed with a flamethrower — cried in the fetal position before his arrest during a Saturday evening protest in Green Bay, Wisconsin, according to law enforcement. WBAY reports;   Matthew Banta, 23, is charged with obstructing an officer and two counts of felony bail jumping.   The criminal complaint says Banta “is known to be a violent Antifa member who incites violence in otherwise relatively peaceful protests.” Police say he’s known as “Commander Red.”   Corrections*

'Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft
spot for rioters? Really?' Joe Biden slams
Donald Trump for linking him to violence and
accuses president of 'poisoning our very democracy'
in Pittsburgh speech denouncing rival's leadership
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Posted by Imright 8/31/2020 5:31:23 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden ridiculed President Donald Trump for some of the attacks he's made about the Democrat, while making the case he's the president who can bring people together, the opposite of Trump, who Biden said was 'poisoning our very democracy.' 'You know me, you know my heart, you know my story, my family story - ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?' Biden said from Mill 19, a converted steel mill, on a Monday trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pushing back on team Trump's assertion that Biden's a leftist in cahoots with the most destructive protesters.
Skyrocketing demolition costs for
riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul
properties delay rebuilding
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Posted by Ribicon 8/31/2020 12:20:19 PM Post Reply
One day after rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable. Then the city presented the property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris. “We were really upset about that,” said property owner Jay Kim, whose insurance policy covers a maximum of $25,000 in demolition costs. “We thought that was high. But we didn’t know how much demolition would cost at the time.” Like dozens of other investors whose properties were severely damaged in the May riots,
‘This Is Really Bad’ — Social Media Weighs
in After Biden’s Very Bad Day in Pittsburgh
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Posted by Imright 9/1/2020 11:56:13 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden is in the Catch-22 of his political career, folks. If he stays in his basement, he faces the legitimate question of whether he’s fit — both physically and mentally — to assume the duties of the presidency. If he hits the campaign trail, he runs the risk of… Pittsburgh.The latter occurred on Monday, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. At all. Put another way, Joe had a very bad day in Pittsburgh. A really bad day.As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported, Biden gave a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday that went far beyond simple gaffes and pregnant pauses. A performance that left little doubt.
When NBA, MLB And NHL Players
Picked Jacob Blake To Be Their
Saint, They Chose Poorly
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Posted by RockyTCB 8/31/2020 7:03:14 AM Post Reply
The officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been tried and convicted by Democrats, the media, and truth-be-damned activists before the case is resolved. It’s a mirror image of the Michael Brown shooting (the officer was cleared) in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd (the officer has yet to go to trial). The difference is this time, pro athletes, pampered and well-paid, joined the mob. They should be ashamed of their behavior. They quit on the employers who pay their soaring salaries, and estranged themselves from their fans, who provide the dollars the owners
Biden to address racial tensions on Monday 27 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 8/31/2020 4:01:18 AM Post Reply
I have to admit, I came close to titling this, “Guess where Joe Biden will not go on Monday?” to play off Karen’s piece on Trump’s Kenosha visit but decided to pass. Humor is not really my forte if I’m honest, so it makes more sense to go with a different lede. Joe Biden is going to address racial tensions on Monday, but the talk won’t originate from Wisconsin. POLITICO reports Biden’s decision to skip Wisconsin is because of Trump’s visit (emphasis mine).Two sources with knowledge of the former vice president’s travel discussions say that while Biden is expected to travel, he will steer clear
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