Free State High School In Kansas Bans Student’s Confederate Flag As Offensive And Disruptive…

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Liberals are afraid of States’ rights.

Via Fox News:

At a high school named Free State to honor Kansas’ anti-slavery past, the Confederate Flag waved off the back of a student’s pickup truck in the parking lot. When classmates who were offended removed it, the student replaced it and displayed the flag again.

It’s sparked debate about race and discussions of free speech at Free State High, an overwhelmingly white school of 1,700 students in the university city of Lawrence that was founded by settlers opposed to slavery.

Administrators relented to complaints last month and barred the flag, labeling it a disruption. The district says the student won’t be disciplined, and that the situation is being used as a learning moment. But that’s not sufficient for some students, who are trying to persuade the school board to expand the prohibition.

“It’s kind of at the point where we have to start doing things on our own to see the change,” said junior Seamus Ryan, one of four students leading a petition drive calling for such flags to be forbidden on all district property. He and the other petition organizers — another white student and two black students — have gathered hundreds of signatures.

The debate comes as Confederate symbols across the country face increasing scrutiny since last June’s shooting deaths of nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. The white suspect, who has pleaded not guilty, had posed in photos with the Confederate flag.

The Free State students pressing for the wider ban had a closed-to-the-public meeting Wednesday of the school’s “Can We Talk Club,” a group focusing on matters of race, which was devoted to the topic with guest speakers.

Administrators at the school aren’t publicly discussing the issue, and point to Superintendent Rick Doll’s statement that it is being channeled into a learning opportunity. The student whose flag launched the debate did not respond to an Associated Press interview request. Members of the school board, which next meets on Monday, did not respond to messages.

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What Hillary Said In Goldman Sachs Speech That She Doesn’t Want You To Know…


The subject of Hillary’s speeches to Goldman Sachs came up again during the MSNBC debate. Media has asked her for transcripts of her speeches but they haven’t been forthcoming. Once again, during the debate she evaded the question saying, “I’ll have to look into it”. Her minion, Brian Fallon, backed that off even more, saying “if they still exist”.

We don’t have the transcripts yet, but we do have some insight into what she said from this Politico article from 2013, which we quote in pertinent part.

Ordinarily these masters of the universe might have groaned at the idea of a politician taking the microphone. In the contentious years since the crash of 2008, they’ve grown wearily accustomed to being called names—labeled “ fat cats” by President Obama and worse by those on the left—and gotten used to being largely shunned by Tea Party Republicans for their association with the Washington establishment. And of course there are all those infuriating new rules and regulations, culminating this week with the imposition of the so-called Volcker Rule to make risky trades by big banks illegal.
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But Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it. What the bankers heard her to say was just what they would hope for from a prospective presidential candidate: Beating up the finance industry isn’t going to improve the economy—it needs to stop. And indeed Goldman’s Tim O’Neill, who heads the bank’s asset management business, introduced Clinton by saying how courageous she was for speaking at the bank. (Brave, perhaps, but also well-compensated: Clinton’s minimum fee for paid remarks is $200,000).

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So what is at least one reason she doesn’t want them out? Because she pandered like a madwoman to them, as she does to each audience, telling them what an asset she would be to them and she doesn’t want her left audience to know that now.

HT: David Sirota

El Paso, TX Border Patrol Agents Take Out Suspected Murderer With The Taxpayer Relief Shot…

El Paso

The ultimate catch and release.

Via KFOX14:

The man shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent Thursday committed a murder before attempting to carjack a man at gunpoint, police said.

Police officers responded to a shooting on the 100 block of S. Santa Fe just before 6 p.m.

Border Patrol agents were already in the area responding after BP spokesman Jose Romero said they heard gunshots near the Greyhound bus station.

The agents saw the armed suspect running away from a possible robbery scene.

The agents chased the gunman to the intersection of Overland and Santa Fe, where they saw him holding the driver of a vehicle at gunpoint, trying to carjack him, police said.

The unidentified man drew his gun and pointed it at the Border Patrol agents, said Romero.

That’s when agents told the man to drop his weapon but he refused. The agents shot and killed him, Romero said.

Police said the suspect may have been trying to rob the man he initially shot. That man was taken to University Medical Center where he died.

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Young Women In NH Offended By Hillary Using Gender As Political Tool

Good for them.

via Free Beacon:

Young women in New Hampshire were offended by the way Hillary Clinton uses her gender to garner support, an MSNBC survey revealed Friday.

When MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall asked young female voters about Hillary Clinton’s claim on Wednesday that she is not an establishment candidate because she is a woman, they responded negatively.

One of the respondents said that she did not like how Clinton assumed that her feminism was identical to the feminism of all women.

“I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism, and I think it’s really important to differentiate that,” one young woman said. Her complaint is a common one among young women and reveals a generational divide within the Democratic Party.

Another respondent said that Clinton’s gender does not automatically make her the best candidate.

“You have to realize that, you know, everybody’s human and … you have to go for who has the best ideals,” she said. “Just because she’s a woman doesn’t necessarily make her the best candidate.”

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SF Cops Under Investigation For Turning Illegal Alien Convict Over To ICE

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This is madness.

Via SF Chronicle:

San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim’s name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws.

After Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months, and after he spoke at a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have been in the hands of immigration agents.

Police officials did not specifically admit to calling those agents, but federal officials said police had done just that.

“We are happy and relieved that Mr. Figueroa-Zarceno has been restored to his family,” said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a city police spokesman, in a written statement.

“It is the policy of the San Francisco Police Department to foster trust and cooperation with all people of the city and to encourage them to communicate with SFPD officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status,” Andraychak said. “We are aware of concerns this incident has raised with some members of our community.”

He said the police force had opened an internal affairs investigation to see whether any officers should be disciplined.

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‘Dead Broke’ Clintons Earned $153 Million From Speeches Over 14 Years…

Bill and Hill

Not part of the “Establishment”.

Via CNN:

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

The analysis was made at a time when Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny for her ties to Wall Street, which has been a major focus of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail.

The former secretary of state testily responded to Sanders’ charges at Thursday’s Democratic debate.

“Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don’t think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough,” Clinton said.

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HT: Brock

What The Heck Is In Those Transcripts Hillary Wouldn’t Release?

When someone first brought up the question of her releasing the transcripts of her speeches, it seemed like a stranger request. What would she be saying that could be at all interesting? Now, given her reaction, I’m thinking there are things there.

She still says ‘I’m looking into it” and now her minion, Brian Fallon is saying ‘if the transcripts are available’.

I’m thinking that she’s on the transcripts offering what she can do for Goldman Sachs, et al, and a whole lot of shredding/erasing is now going on at Camp Clinton…

Errors Found In Tally Of Dems Iowa Caucus…


Will Feel the Bern nullify the coin tosses?


Iowa Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the Iowa caucuses and making updates where discrepancies have been found.

Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire the day after Monday’s caucuses said no review would be conducted, and that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s narrow victory over Bernie Sanders is final.

But as errors are being discovered, the final tally is being changed, party officials confirmed to The Des Moines Register Friday morning.

“Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced in people’s precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results websites.

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John Kasich: America Needs To Be Hugged

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Sorry, don’t need a hug, need a President.

Via Washington Examiner:

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has learned on the campaign trail that Americans “need to be listened to, supported and hugged,” the GOP presidential hopeful said Friday.

“People will come to our town halls and they will talk about some of the most excruciatingly difficult things that they see in their lives,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “People need to be listened to, supported and hugged, I’m telling you, all across America.”

Kasich has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in New Hampshire, where he is pushing the compassionate conservatism that he brought to the trail during a short-lived presidential campaign in 1999. George W. Bush steamrolled Kasich in that race, but Jeb Bush has had a much harder time consolidating the support of such voters.

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Hypocrisy Overload: House Benghazi Dems Hand Out Bonuses To Staffers, After Complaining About Cost Of Investigation


They’re Democrats, it’s what they do.

Via Fox:

Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks awarded tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staff, while at the same time repeatedly attacking Republicans over the rising cost of the investigation.

According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015.

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Bernie Followers Banned From Tinder Over Campaign Messages

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Because when you want to hit on someone for a date, you want pitch about senile grandpa…

Via Fox:

The Vermont senator’s famously enthusiastic backers reportedly are getting banned from the dating app for trying to use it to blast out campaign messages in support of their candidate. Reuters reported on the cases of two women who got notices their accounts were being locked after being reported for sending too much pro-Sanders’ material to prospective matches.

Robyn Gedrich, an Elie Tahari employee in New Jersey, confirmed to Reuters that her account was suspended by Tinder after she sent an average of 60 messages per day urging men on the app to support the presidential candidate.

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Hillary: Nobody But Bernie Would Call Me ‘Establishment’, I Can’t Be Because I’m A Woman


How does being a woman not make you establishment? The whole DNC coordinated to get you in, you were the designated heir apparent. Except that you are an incredibly dishonest and sucky candidate…

Via NY Post:

Buoyed by his near-win in Iowa and $20 million in contributions in January, Sanders argued that he has the support of voters to take down the establishment and ignite a political revolution.

“Secretary Clinton does represent the establishment. I represent, I hope, ordinary Americans, and, by the way, who are not all that enamored with the establishment,” Sanders said.

Clinton was having none of it.

“Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you that it is really quite amusing to me,” she said to applause.

Sanders said he linked Clinton to the establishment because throughout her life she has raised money from special interests.

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Joe Biden Becomes First VP With A Facebook Page, “I’m Ready To Go!”

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Hmm….ready to go where, Joe?


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Hillary Puts Off Request To Release Transcripts Of Her Goldman Sachs Speeches: ‘I’ll Look Into It’

What is there to look into? Now she’s making me wonder what’s in them. And if she finds sitting in D.C. talking about getting Bin Laden stressful, how is she possibly going to deal with actual stressful Presidential decisions?

Via NY Post:

Clinton tried to clean up a stumble from Wednesday, when she said she took $675,000 in fees from Goldman Sachs because that’s what they offered.

“I did go on the speaking circuit. I spoke to heart doctors. I spoke to the American Camping Association. I spoke to auto dealers,” the former secretary of state said.

But she hedged on whether she would release transcripts.

“I will look into it. I don’t know the status, but I will certainly look into it,” she said.

Democrats At Debate Clash Over Money, Money, Money…


Via NY Times:

In a caustic debate on Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accused Senator Bernie Sanders of leveling “attacks by insinuation and innuendo” against her integrity and her credentials as a progressive by portraying her as beholden to wealthy interests and corporations.

Mrs. Clinton, lobbing her harshest assault yet in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, said months of criticism by Mr. Sanders over her taking speaking fees from Wall Street banks amounted to a suggestion that she was corrupt — or, as she put it, a “very artful smear.” It was the sort of cutting remark she usually reserves for Republicans, and it drew boos from many in the audience at the University of New Hampshire.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill Requiring Women to Register for Draft…


Via WSJ:

Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday that would require women to register for the draft in a step meant to advance a national debate about the Pentagon’s decision in December to open all military combat positions to women.

Women have been excluded from the Selective Service System, a decision that was upheld by a 1981 Supreme Court ruling that said as long as women weren’t allowed in combat units, they shouldn’t be subjected to it.

However, Defense Secretary Ash Carter in December said the Pentagon would open all combat positions to women, without exceptions. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana said in introducing their bill that Mr. Carter’s decision mandates a national debate about the role of women in the military.

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Drone Crashes Into Empire State Building…


Via NBC:

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said.

Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to take pictures and apparently lost control of the aircraft.

Investigators said Sean Nivin Riddle was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges. He was being questioned by officers at the Midtown South police precinct.

Right after the crash, Riddle apparently wrote on his own Twitter feed: “filming w/ drone, now its stuck on the empire state building….w/security.”

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Last Night’s Democratic Debate Was The Lowest Rated One To Date…


Nobody wants to watch Communists argue over who’s the rightful heir to Marx.

Via CNN:

MSNBC’s feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.

It was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to preliminary Nielsen data. The debate had a 3.3 household rating in Nielsen’s metered markets.

The prior low was a 6.0 household rating for ABC’s Democratic debate on the Saturday night before Christmas.

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Russians Depict Obama As Murderous Devil Who Should Be Put On Trial At The Hague…

How about Putin and Assad first?