Here’s the DCCC’s email headline:
Which is a complete lie as the email itself proves:
Here’s the DCCC’s email headline:
Which is a complete lie as the email itself proves:
Have at it my friends.
Afternoon bump: Hillary Clinton is going to have a tough time topping Bernie Sanders’ class warfare rhetoric:
Via lib rag Raw Story:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 31, 2015
“In a meeting with their top leadership, they admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants. And so that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape and they’re very scared of it.”
HT: Red State
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are announcing the pilot Pell grant program during a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland.
The Education Department says the program would be open to prisoners eligible for release — preferably within five years.
The pilot program was expected to last three to five years. The department says it has no estimate on how many prisoners would participate or how much the program would cost.
Pell grants are for low-income people and do not have to be repaid.
Congress excluded federal and state prisoners from Pell grants in 1994.
Focusing on the tough issues
WASHINGTON (AP) — The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others.
Grand County Councilwoman Mary McGann said the name of the picturesque canyon in southern Utah is outdated at best.
“We should evolve,” she said Wednesday.
She’s planning to ask the council to recommend a name change to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names as soon as Aug. 4.
The Moab canyon is named for William Granstaff, a black cowboy who ran cattle there in the 1870s. Landmarks named for white historical figures aren’t generally prefaced by race, McGann said, and the canyon should bear his last name instead.
But Jeanetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake City chapter of the NAACP, says the name isn’t offensive. She’s drumming up support to keep the name that makes it clear the canyon is named for a black historical figure.
“We don’t want to lose the history,” she said. She’d like to see the council tackle other issues facing black residents instead, like housing discrimination. Though her group supported changing the name from a more derogatory word decades ago, they’ve opposed other efforts over the years to make a wholesale revision.
One of those pushes was led by Moab resident Louis Williams. His research shows William Granstaff never went by Bill, and he’s dug up history that shows his last name was actually spelled with a “d” after the “n.” The current name doesn’t honor the pioneer’s story, he said, and it should be renamed as Grandstaff Canyon.
Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while speakings at the National Urban League Conference Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed political operatives were trying to prevent African-Americans from voting.
Clinton said, “A lot of people don’t realize that our schools are more segregated today than they were in 1968. Or even that African-Americans are sentenced to longer prison terms than white people for the same crimes. Or that political operatives are trying every trick in the book to prevent African-Americans from voting.”
Obama’s sons and daughters.
Via Smoking Gun:
Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.
According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.
As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.”
An Akron Police Department report–which classified the incident as vandalism–noted that the juveniles “entered business to destroy property” and that “misc merchandise damaged and stolen.”
A store manager estimated that the suspects stole several hundred dollars worth of items. It is unclear how much damage the Circle K suffered during the 10-minute rampage.
Feel good story of the week!
MSNBC is expected to announce big lineup changes coming to the network, as first reported last week. In an attempt to climb out of its disastrous ratings slump, the network is canceling three liberal programs and replacing them with straight news and breaking news coverage.
The coming line up change was first reported last week by Mediaite. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox’s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico reports that MSNBC President Phil Griffin is expected to make the formal announcement as soon as Thursday.
Not all of the hosts of the three canceled shows are leaving. Alex Wagner is expected to remain with the network as is Ari Melber, one of the co-hosts of The Cycle. However, TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are “out.”
He’s obviously racist…
WASHINGTON – A former District of Columbia official brought in to help straighten out mismanagement at the Department of Public Works is suing the city, claiming he was harassed, intimidated and then fired for being white.
The former city worker says he was repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” by black members of the department while in the presence of other managers. On his last day on the job as a deputy fleet administrator, Christopher Lyons said he found a sign on his door that said, “Get Out White Boy!”
Lyons is suing the city for wrongful termination, claiming he was the victim of racial discrimination. He also believes he was targeted because he uncovered financial flaws and reported cover-ups. He’s suing his former employers for back pay and then some.
“I am surprised [the racial discrimination] happened at this level of government,” his lawyer Morris Fischer told FoxNews.com. “We’re all Americans. We all have to treat each other the same, and we have to put aside whatever differences we have.”
Continuing the effort on the now-cancelled MSNBC’s Now to defend Planned Parenthood from its video scandal, National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill joined host Alex Wagner on Thursday to gush over how the “beloved” provider of abortions and alleged seller of body parts from aborted babies “has nothing to apologize for” and mocked female GOP senators who want to defund the taxpayer-funded group.
Gleefully surmising that Republican women in Congress who are leading the funding effort “are not going to hold their seats much longer, quite frankly,” O’Neill charged that “[t]he Republican leadership has an unfortunate history of chewing up women and spitting them out” in that “[t]hey use them and as long as they’re useful, they use them sort of as cover for their losing the women’s vote.”
What “barriers” is he talking about?
Alternate headline: Hillary Clinton’s pandering takes a turn for the worse
This is just pathetic:
Not-so-shocking update to this post.
In the wake of the reignited controversy over the Confederate battle flag, Walton County, Florida, voted Tuesday to remove the flag from the county courthouse grounds — only to replace it with a different Confederate flag.
“It’s perplexing how this is perceived as any compromise,” Daniel Uhlfelder, a key force in the local movement to have the flag taken down, told The Huffington Post.
He said he’s been working with community leaders and organizations like the NAACP to get the flag removed since 2002. After South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the battle flag’s removal from South Carolina Capitol grounds, Uhlfelder and others pressured their county officials to follow suit.
The battle flag used by the Army of Northern Virginia has flown on the lawn of the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964 — the year President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The flag was positioned next to a Civil War monument. County commissioners voted 4-0 to replace that flag with the traditional “stars and bars” that was the first official flag of the Confederate States of America.
Keep telling yourself that.
One of the co-founders of the #BlackLivesMatter network spoke to HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill Wednesday about Bill O’Reilly’s accusation that the group is a George Soros-funded collection of “fringe nuts who run around the country saying crazy things.”
“I watched it and was mortified,” Patrisse Cullors said. “What’s unfortunate about Bill O’Reilly is that it’s pundits like him that fuel anti-black racism. It’s pundits like him that allow for folks like Dylann Roof to get more ammunition.”
“I think we need to hold him accountable,” she added, because “on the one hand we can laugh about it, but on the other hand folks are really watching that and taking that as real news.”
On today’s session of The View, supposed “conservative voice” Nicolle Wallace again showed her true liberal colors.
In a discussion surrounding Cecil the Lion, co-host Raven-Symoné declared that “people for #BlackLivesMatter are outlash – are backlashing too, because they said ‘it’s a lion, but when we tried to start a movement, it didn’t get as much hoopla.’ And I don’t believe that’s true.”
Wallace then responded that “it goes both ways. Conservatives are making the same point about Planned Parenthood, but I think that’s a disgrace to Cecil the Lion.”
While refusing to investigate Planned Parenthood for selling baby body parts.
ATLANTA -FOX 5 News has learned four Confederate flags were placed around a historic church in Atlanta.
Executive Pastor Reverend Shannon Jones called FOX 5 News and said the flags were placed around Ebenezer Baptist Church sometime overnight or early Thursday morning.
Jones told FOX 5 News that Homeland Security, the FBI and Atlanta police have been notified and are on scene. He said this is a federal property so that’s why federal authorities are getting involved.
Same country where schoolchildren are taught Jews are the offspring of “apes and pigs” and practicing Christianity (or any other religion) is illegal.
Via Clarion Project:
Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to ban all criticism of religion.
At a July 25 symposium on media coverage of religious symbols in international law, Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, director for external relations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, said:
“We have made it clear that freedom of expression without limits or restrictions would lead to violation and abuse of religious and ideological rights. This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship.”
He argued these steps must be taken to prevent intolerance.
What Saudi Arabia is in effect arguing for is a global blasphemy law, immunizing Islam from criticism. Islamist extremists have long sought to prevent all depictions of the Muhammed, founder of Islam, whether drawn by a Muslim or non-Muslim, through violence.
In January this year 12 people were killed in the offices of Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo, by terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The murders were over the satirical magazine’s depictions of the prophet Muhammed and the gunmen shouted “the prophet has been avenged!”
Via FOX News
Amnesty International, which has long counted on the support of celebrity heavyweights like Anne Hathaway, U2 and Jon Stewart, now finds itself on opposite ends with liberal Hollywood — over legalizing prostitution.
The human rights group next month in Dublin, Ireland, will consider a new policy that calls for the global decriminalization of sex trafficking. That proposal has drawn the ire of celebs like Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet – and Anne Hathaway – who’ve joined over 400 others in signing a letter from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) that protests “a policy that calls for the decriminalization of pimps, brothel owners and buyers of sex — the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry.”
Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of CATW, told FOX411 that Amnesty’s move to legalize prostitution would leave an already vulnerable population in even direr straits.
“A prominent human rights organization like Amnesty should be listening to the sex trade victims, women’s rights groups and imploring them to not decriminalize the pimps, the brothel owners, and the sex buyers,” Bien-Aimé said.
Amnesty International has heard the CATW and its celeb supporters loud and clear, but says it has not made up its mind on its stance on the issue.