Overnight Open Thread: FSU Player Sits With Autistic Sixth Grader For Lunch At Middle School

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Via Daily Mail:

For one day, a mother said she did not have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph.

A sweet photo capturing Rudolph and autistic sixth-grader Bo Paske having lunch on Tuesday at Tallahassee’s Montford Middle School has since circulated on social media.

The 20-year-old was among five football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room, and asked if he could sit with him.

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Highlights Of Trump Immigration Speech: Our Greatest Compassion Has To Be For American Citizens

Via NYT:

• Mr. Trump explained his supporters to those voters who are wary of them and their perceived anti-immigrant views. “These are valid concerns expressed by decent and patriotic citizens,” he said. We do not usually hear him speaking like this – in a sense speaking directly to those who fear him as much as the the audience right in front of him.

• Trump ticked through the names of three Americans who were killed by undocumented immigrants. These are staples of his speeches and familiar to his audiences at this stage of the campaign. He has held them up as examples of an immigration system run amok with tragic consequences.

• Trump made the case that elites in Washington and in the media have put the wrong focus on the immigration debate – by emphasizing the plight of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, not the Americans impacted by their presence. “Anyone who tells you that the core issues is the needs of those living here illegally has simply spent too much time in Washington. Only the out of touch media elites think the biggest problems facing American society today is that there are 11 illegal immigrants who don’t have legal status.”

• Here’s Trump’s plan for combating illegal immigration, boiled down to its simplest elements:

1. Build the wall

2. End catch and release policy for undocumented immigrants and instead return them to their country of origin

3. Have zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime. He will deport them.

4. Triple number of deportation officers at the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

5. Repeal President Obama’s executive orders that temporarily protected undocumented immigrants from deportation and authorized them to receive work permit

6. Stop issuing visas to any country where “adequate screening cannot occur” that might endanger national security;.

7. Ensure foreign countries take back deported immigrants from the United States: Mr. Trump said 23 countries refuse to do so

8. Complete a biometric entry and exit visa tracking system under development. “It will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in the air,” he said.

• Comparing himself to Hillary Clinton, who he maligned throughout the speech, Mr. Trump asked: “What do you have to lose? Chose me.” It was an echo of a much mocked question he asked black voters recently.

• “Maybe they’ll be able to deport her.” Mr. Trump provocatively wondered whether its possible to send Mrs. Clinton out of the country.

• A memorable passage from this speech: “Our message to the world will be this: You cannot obtain legal status or become a citizen of the United States by illegally entering our country. Can’t do it. This declaration alone will stop the crisis of illegal crossing. You can’t just smuggle in, hunker down and wait to be legalized. Those days are over.”

• Mr. Trump invited onto the stage the mothers and fathers of Americans whose children were killed by undocumented immigrants. He asked each to describe their children and how they died. He then kissed many of them on the cheek. It was the most emotional moment of the speech. “If you don’t vote Trump, we won’t have a country,” one of the mother told the audience.

Judge Orders State Dept To Release Hillary’s Security Training Records, Or Be Deposed

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Might be hard, if she didn’t do any training.

Via Daily Caller:

A federal judge ordered the Department of State Wednesday to produce for The Daily Caller News Foundation the security training records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin within two weeks, or face direct deposition of multiple government officials.

“I’m sure you can appreciate Mr. Lee, there is a certain time sensitivity on this issue,” U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon told Department of Justice Attorney Jason Lee, representing the State Department. “We’re looking down the barrel of a presidential election from now in two months.”

Leon said TheDCNF is, “trying to get to the bottom of this, to what extent Secretary Clinton and probably her immediate staff received training. They’re trying to figure out was the training in writing or orally, (and) how was it done.”

“Let me put it to you this way: You need to discuss with your client whether it would be better to give them the answers to these questions or to have depositions to depose those at the State Department,” Leon said.

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Black Lives Matter Has Bad Reaction To DCCC Leak Looking To Placate Them

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DCCC basically said, pretend to listen and care, but don’t give them anything.

Via Daily Caller:

Black Lives Matter activists denounced the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in a prepared statement Wednesday after leaked emails revealed a “placating” attitude toward the activist group.

The internal memo leaked by Guccifer 2.0 revealed the DCCC warned staffers to “be prepared” for BLM protests, and offered advice on how to respond to protests. “Be a partner and lead from behind,” the memo said, “BLM activists don’t want their movement co-opted by the Democratic Party. They are leary [sic] of politicians who hijack their message to win campaigns.”

DCCC counseled Democrats to listen to activists, but to do so in “personal or small group meetings.” “If approached by BLM activists, campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists,” the memo says. “Invited BLM attendees should be limited.”

Shortly after the release, Black Lives Matter issued a prepared statement to members of the press.

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Iranian Wrestler At Youth Championships Forced To Fake Injury To Avoid Israeli Opponent

Georgia Woman Runs Over Police Officer During Traffic Stop

Via The Blaze:

One police encounter in Georgia over the weekend started as a routine traffic stop but ended with a woman being arrested after she ran over a police officer’s legs in an attempt to get away.

The Barrow County stop escalated quickly when officer Marc Lofton ran the woman’s license and soon learned she was 28-year-old Jessica Fox, who had a felony warrant out for her arrest. When the officer approached the car, he began trying to get Fox to exit the vehicle, but she pushed back.

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Another School Bans Kids From Bringing American Flags To Football Game

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OWASSO, Okla. – Owasso High School students contend officials turned them away from a school football game on Friday because they wanted to bring American flags into the event.

The incident occurred on the same night that a South Carolina high school banned students from displaying American flags at a football game.

flagrejectedIn northeast Oklahoma, Owasso senior Brandon Conrad said several students brought American flags and other patriotic gear to the USA-themed opening football game Friday, but they were turned away and forced to stash the stuff in their cars, KFAQ reports.

“Our principal told us it was ok … but when we got there Duffield tells us it’s not ok, which is our athletic director,” Conrad said.

Senior Connor Jones told the news site the students resisted, but police refused to allow them inside with Old Glory.

“Every time we asked why and tried to justify our case they just simply came back with take it up with Duffield and he haven’t heard from him,” Jones said.

The incident sparked controversy when a video of a police officer turning a student away for the flag was posted to Twitter, and forced school officials to respond. District spokeswoman Amy Fitcher claimed officials banned the American flag in the student section because it may have blocked the view of some people trying to watch the game.

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Mystery Clowns Bring Fear To South Carolina Town

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More reports of clowns today, which may figure once it hit the news.

Via Telegraph:

Residents of a small town in South Carolina have been told to call the police if they see a clown, following reports that people donning luminous noses and oversized shoes may be trying to lure children into a nearby woods

Parents are on alert after a number of mysterious sightings of clowns standing near basketball courts, in woodlands and under streetlights in and around Greenville.

Ryan Flood, a master deputy with the Greenville County sheriff’s office told the Telegraph that they were taking the reports very seriously.

“These kids have notified their parents they saw these clowns near the woods. The clowns had lasers and a lot of cash,” he said. “Our view is to take it seriously in case there is someone dressed as a clown trying to lure them away.”

Mr Flood said that their investigations and patrols had found no evidence to support the claims yet: “We haven’t found any clown costume stuff or irregular footprints or other indicators,” he said.

But police have begun daily patrols near Fleetwood Manor Apartments, where a number of parents said their children had come home with stories of speaking to clowns.

There have been “a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods,” the administrators of Fleetwood Manor Apartments wrote to residents in a note slipped under their doors.

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Black Lives Matter Protester Found Guilty Of Assault On St. Louis Police Chief

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Via STL:

ST. LOUIS • A protester has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer after wiping pepper spray from her arm onto the St. Louis police chief’s shirt during a 2015 protest.

Elizabeth Vega, 49, faces up to a year in jail on the misdemeanor when sentenced on Nov. 21. Jurors deliberated for about an hour and 40 minutes before returning their verdict Wednesday.

Vega, of the 2200 block of Portis Avenue, was arrested on May 19, 2015, amid the protest outside the home of Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, who lives in the Holly Hills neighborhood north of Carondelet Park. They went to Joyce’s house the evening after Joyce announced she would not prosecute a police officer who shot and killed VonDerrit Myers Jr., 18, in an exchange of gunfire in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis on Oct. 8, 2014.

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Kayla Mueller Sacrificed Her Chance To Escape, So Yazidi Captive Would Have Better Chance To Get Away From ISIS

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We touched on this story in a prior post, but wanted to let you hear more of the story, and from the woman she helped, Julia. Kayla Mueller clearly lived her Christian beliefs in action.

Via ABC:

Julia arrived in Stockholm looking like any other typical Western teenage girl. An embroidered blue backpack slung over her arm, rhinestone-encrusted sandals sparkling on her feet, and a butterfly clip pulling her long hair back from her big brown eyes. She is petite, barely five feet tall, and looks a couple years younger than her 15 years. She giggles in a taxi on her way to the hotel, her wide eyes darting between the city sites.

She could pass for any other young tourist to the Swedish capital, until she points to the rainbow-colored memorial bracelet wrapped around her wrist. On it is the name “Kayla Mueller” – the American humanitarian aid worker who befriended Julia as they were both imprisoned as slaves for ISIS.

Julia came to Stockholm to reveal for the first time publicly the torture she endured as a 13-year-old Yazidi girl ripped from her family’s Iraqi village and thrown into a violent life of ISIS slavery, becoming one of the last known captives to be held with Mueller before Mueller was killed. Julia’s interview was conducted for the 20/20 Brian Ross Investigates hour “The Girl Left Behind.”

It was only her second time flying on a plane (the first being a one-way trip from Iraq following her harrowing escape from ISIS to her new life in the West) and her first time riding on a train. She agreed to reveal her face publicly, but she asked that her real name be withheld and that she instead be called Julia.

Despite the deeply personal subject matter, Julia said she wanted to tell the world about Kayla, who she believes sacrificed an opportunity to escape the chains of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because the American hostage from Prescott, Arizona refused to endanger the rescue of her fellow captives.

“I told Kayla, ‘We want to escape,’ and I asked her to come with us. She told me, ‘No, because I am American, if I escape with you, they will do everything to find us again,'” Julia told ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross.

“It is better for you to escape alone. I will stay here,” Mueller said, according to Julia.

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Congress Has Just One Month To Keep Internet Under U.S. Control

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Very important not to let it go, as Obama wants.

Via Conservative Review:

Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet.

When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests.

On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push by the Obama administration, after the Department of Commerce sub-administration signed off on the final plans to hand over control of the process on Aug. 16.

If the handoff goes through, the U.S. will no longer have controlling power over its own invention. This leaves Congress with just a month to block the effort, as they have in previous sessions.

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Chris Brown Released On Bail, Accuser Has Warrant In Larceny Case

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We followed the standoff yesterday. Brown has a long history of violent uncontrolled behavior including beating up Rihanna, punching out a man in 2013, allegedly assaulting his manager and throwing a brick at his mother’s car. The accuser on the other hand seems to have her own issues.

Via Yahoo:

The woman at the center of a nearly 14-hour standoff that ended with singer Chris Brown being arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon told “Good Morning America” the experience “terrified” her.

Baylee Curran, a guest at Chris Brown’s Los Angeles home, told “GMA” Brown pointed a gun at her face after he became angry when she complimented another man’s jewelry.

Brown’s representatives did not immediately respond to ABC News’s request for comment. His attorney called the allegations “demonstrably false” in a tweet sent out early Wednesday.

The 25-year-old model spoke to ABC News about the incident in Brown’s home and the emotions she experienced as the events unfolded.

“I didn’t want anything to escalate because, hello, he’s holding a gun to me,” Curran said.

According to Curran, it all started when someone brought over a box of expensive diamond jewelry.

“I was just standing over it admiring it. Not touching it…and then one of Chris’s friends says back away from the diamond,” Curran claimed. “That’s when Chris came in and said ‘I’m so sick of all of you people.’ He took the gun out put it in my face and said ‘get the F out.'”

When Brown allegedly pulled the gun on Curran, she says she was “terrified, absolutely terrified,” adding, “I thought he was going to shoot me.”

Curran’s call to police prompted a response that led to a 14-hour standoff, the Associated Press reported. The situation ended when police obtained a search warrant to enter the residence and took Brown into custody.

The accuser was also stripped of her beauty title for posing nude, which was against the contest’s morals clause.

Pelosi Hack: Memo To DCCC Staff On Black Lives Matter: Don’t Say “All Lives Matter” Or “Black-On-Black Crime”

Docs leaked by Guccifer 2.0 include this little nugget from the hack of Nancy Pelosi.

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Most notable is advising Democrats not to say ‘All lives matter’ or to talk about ‘black-on-black crime’ as this is the ‘worst thing’ to say to Black Lives Matter activists.

It describes BLM as “radical”, which is pretty accurate and notes that it extends beyond questions of police brutality to “criminal justice reform”. What they leave out is they don’t want reform, they want eliminate prisons and police.

Notice also it advises: “Don’t offer support for concrete policy positions”. In other words, listen and pretend you care, while offering nothing.

Kerry: “Governing Is Harder” Now Because There Are More TV Channels Than Ever

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Damn you non-MSM media, how dare you not be controllable! Most transparent administration evuh!

Via Washington Examiner:

It’s getting harder and harder for the federal government to get consensus on policy issues because there are too many TV stations and other media outlets, according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

“[G]overning is harder,” Kerry told an audience at the India Institute of Technology in Delhi on Wednesday.

“It is harder today to build consensus around an issue than it used to be,” Kerry explained. “When I was growing up in America … we also had only three major, four major television stations in the United States.”

“So when I was a college student, the president of the United States, somebody from the press office would call the media, one or two networks, and say, ‘The president wants to talk to the nation tonight,'” he said. “They’d block out a half-hour, and that was it. Everybody watched it.”

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Anthony Weiner Bragged To Sexting Partner About Using 4 Yr Old Son As “Chick Magnet”

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This guy is such a perv.

Via NY Post:

Anthony Weiner didn’t just send his latest sexting partner a crotch shot selfie with his young son curled up next to him in bed — he boasted to the woman about using his child as a “chick magnet.”

The stray-at-home dad’s stunning admission followed his repeated gripes about a lack of action in his marital bed, at one point complaining he was only having sex once every two months, according to screenshots obtained by The Post.

Weiner told the woman he had dropped off the tyke “at grandpas after school,” but bellyached that the free baby-sitting “only bought me a couple of hours,” the screenshots show.

“Put him to work,” the buxom brunette suggested during their March 12, 2015, online chat.

Weiner, 51, then sent the 40-something divorcee a photo of his son sitting in a playground swing, smiling and holding a toy car in his hands.

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Bill Nye The Totalitarian Guy Calls For Eliminating Global Warming “Deniers”…



Salon: Part of the problem, as you know, is that we’re not all dealing with the same facts. People love “truth” in the abstract, but they hate inconvenient facts. And there’s so much misinformation and propaganda out there, and there are monied interests working to muddy the waters at all times. This is a tremendous burden for those who want to solve this problem.

Bill Nye: Yeah, you’re leading to my next point. Part of the solution to this problem or this set of problems associated with climate change is getting the deniers out of our discourse. You know, we can’t have these people – they’re absolutely toxic. And so part of the message in this book is to get the deniers out of the picture, and along that line – I’ve been saying this a lot the last few weeks as  I listen to the Republican debates – maybe one of these people will go out on his or her own, thinking for him or herself, and say, “You know, I’ve been thinking about this and climate change is a very serious problem. So if I’m president, we’re going to address climate change.”

Feds Spent $911,056 Studying The Drinking Habits of Lesbian Couples….


Very important research.

Via Free Beacon:

The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $1 million on a study of lesbian couples to see if stress makes them drink too much.

The grant awarded to Old Dominion University will involve lesbians filling out daily diaries about their romantic relationships to determine what causes them to drink.

“Sexual minority women (i.e., women who self-identify as lesbian and bisexual) report more heavy drinking, more alcohol-related problems, and higher rates of alcohol use disorders as compared to heterosexual women,” according to the grant for the study. “Young sexual minority women are particularly vulnerable.”

The researchers contend that no one has ever studied the relationships of lesbian couples and their drinking habits.

“Despite this awareness, no studies have examined how relationship factors and partners’ alcohol use contribute to hazardous drinking among female sexual minority couples,” the grant said.

Poll: Americans Like Trump More Than Mexico…


For obvious reasons.

Via IJR:

…While the Mexicans may stomp and protest about the audacity of Donald Trump, a major presidential candidate, stepping foot on their soil, here’s their sad reality: in America, Trump is still more popular than Mexico.

According to Real Clear Politics, 35% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Donald Trump. But according to a June study conducted by U.S.-and-Mexico-based communications firm Vianovo, just 22% of Americans have a favorable impression of Mexico. That’s just 4 points better than Americans’ feelings towards communist Cuba.

65% of Americans say they would feel “unsafe” traveling to Mexico; that’s just 4-points lower than their safety feelings towards Sharia-law ruled Saudi Arabia.

Video: Trump During Meeting With Mexico’s President Reiterates Right For U.S. To Build Border Wall, “End All Illegal Immigration”…

Presidential sounding.

University of North Dakota Offering “Social Justice” Themed Dorms For Aspiring Moonbats…


The name of the dorm, “Social Justice Living-Learning Community,” sounds like Hell on Earth.

Via Campus Reform:

The University of North Dakota (UND) is offering students the chance to live in a specialized housing community dedicated entirely to social justice.

The Social Justice Living-Learning Community is “designed for students who are involved in promoting a more inclusive and just society,” and promises to provide such students with opportunities for “creating and leading positive social change.”

The website for the LLC does not have a specific schedule of events for the semester, but notes that students may engage with guest speakers, film series, book clubs, and service opportunities.

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