Overnight Open Thread: Debbie Wassermann Schultz No Longer Has Major Speaking Role At Convention, After DNC Leak…

So long, DWS! Gotta love imploding Democrats…

When DNC Protester ‘Allies’ Don’t Show Up To Protest RNC, They Send Interns…

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This of course raises interesting questions. They are admitting they are ‘allied’ with protesters, which of course we knew, but it is here clearly spelt out.

But when the protesters are lazy and don’t show up, they throw their own interns out there to cover the deal.

Here’s what that looked like:
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Sad, indeed…

DNC Mocked A Buzzfeed Report That Their Cyber Security Was Lax

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Via Buzzfeed:

Just months before a trove of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked and published online, a DNC communications director mocked a BuzzFeed News report in May that questioned the effectiveness of its cybersecurity.

Wikileaks on Friday published more than 19,000 emails from seven senior DNC staffers sent between January 2015 and May 25 this year. Some of the emails show DNC staffers criticizing the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Buried in the trove was one email from deputy communications director Eric Walker sent to what appeared to be a broad communications team mailing list on May 5. The email shared a BuzzFeed News report, published on the same day, in which cybersecurity experts questioned the online security of both the Democratic and Republican national committees.

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Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd In Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan In First 100 Days In Office

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Oh joy.

Via Breitbart:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.”
“Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish.

Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish.

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Sanders Campaign: Someone Must Be Held Accountable For What DNC Emails Show

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I vote we hold Debs and Grandma responsible.

Via ABC:

Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was “disappointed” by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton.

“Someone does have to be held accountable,” Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. “We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama’s speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the Trump campaign.”

Weaver said the emails showed misconduct at the highest level of the staff within the party and that he believed there would be more emails leaked, which would “reinforce” that the party had “its fingers on the scale.”

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It’s The Insurgents Vs. The Establishment In The Brawl Over Dem Superdelegates…

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Bernie supporters finally getting to fix being in for Hillary.

Via KC Star:

It’s the ultimate establishment vs. anti-establishment clash, and what’s coming up as Democrats come to Philadelphia for their convention could be the final battle.

It’s the battle over the superdelegates, party officials unbound by any election results. They’re overwhelmingly for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind.-Vt., want the system changed.

They have two hopes: That this year’s superdelegates change their minds (highly unlikely) or that the system gets changed for 2020 (maybe).

Clinton has 602 superdelegates to Sanders’ 48. Without them, she would fall short of the 2,343 needed to nominate, though she would still have far more delegates than Sanders. The final tally, including superdelegates, was Clinton, 2,807, Sanders, 1,894.

The superdelegate system was created in the early 1980s as a way to give the party insiders more say about the nominee. There were fears among more centrist Democrats that the party’s nominating process was too tilted towards liberals who can’t get elected.

The bid to overhaul the system has strong support from liberal groups still lukewarm about Clinton. They claim to have enough support to force a full convention vote, probably Monday.

“The super delegate system undermines the promise of one person one vote that is bedrock of democracy,” maintained Deborah Burger, co-president of National Nurses United and a Rules Committee member. The committee will discuss the subject later Saturday.

To Burger and others, curbing the influence of superdelegates would send a powerful signal. Superdelegates, she said, were “created to block the nomination of candidates who would challenge a political system that has for far too long been dominated by corporate interests and a wealthy elite.”

 

DNC Op: Send Around This Negative Article On Bernie (Just Don’t Attribute It To Us)…

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Man Posts ‘Support Your Local Cop Killer’ Sign — Then Calls Police For Help

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Don’t call the cops, call a crackhead…

Via American Mirror:

A Richwood, Ohio man who put up signs advocating for the death of police called on his local law enforcement after someone ran over the signs, then flipped out when he was told officers had more important priorities.

copkillersignsThe unnamed, retired 66-year-old man erected the signs on his Boundary Road property in Union County and locals posted pictures of the messages to Facebook, WSYX reports.

“A good cop is a dead cop,” read one sign, red paint scrawled on wood.

Another said “Make America great again – support your local cop killer.”

“Dump Trump,” a third sign read.

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MA Attorney General’s Unilateral Crackdown On Semi-Automatic Weapons Results In 2,549 Rifles Sold In 1 Day…

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Challenging Obama for gun salesman of the year.

Via Guns:

A unilateral decision by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to reinterpret the state’s laws on “assault weapons” resulted in a great day for gun shops statewide.

With roughly eight hours notice on Wednesday, Healy announced that she was immediately banning the sale of “copycat” rifles in the state that she felt violated the spirit of the 1998 Massachusetts assault weapon ban. Her method of reasoning focused on gun actions that are the heart of a weapon platform rather than cosmetic features such as stocks and grips.

The problem is that Healy inadvertently boosted sales of the very rifles she intended to prohibit as a rush on gun stores occurred, in some cases with customers queuing in lines that stretched out the door. In some cases, stores remained open late into the night, only closing when they ran out of inventory.

According to information from the Mass Firearms Records Bureau, some 2,549 rifles were sold Wednesday, compared to just 132 on Tuesday and 51 on Monday.

Gun rights groups staged protests Thursday and plan more for this weekend, cautioning they are not intending to go down without a fight.

“I’ve been looking at the reactions that’s been going on in social media and text messages I’ve been getting, and I think that Maura Healey really stepped in it,” Massachusetts Gun Rights President Christopher Pinto told the State House News Service. “This is like the day of infamy for Maura Healey. She’s going to awaken the sleeping giant of gun owners in Massachusetts.”

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Check Your Running Mate? In 2011: Tim Kaine, “Lying Publicly Is Unforgivable”…

Who is your running mate? Grandma Lies-a-lot, corruption Queen.

Via American Mirror:

In 2011, Hillary Clinton’s new running mate Tim Kaine called on Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress because he lied to the American people.

“Lying is unforgivable,” Kaine said when asked about Weiner’s sex scandal. “Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable and he should resign.”

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DNC Leaks Reveal They Vetted Deray To ‘Act As Surrogate’, Despite Noting He Made False Claims About Cases He Protested

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The vetting showed accusations he ‘played fast and loose with the truth’.

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Hilarious. Given they still reached out to Deray, even after finding out he was a liar, says a lot…

HT: Tiarra Banks, SCaruso

Video: Protester Shouting “DNC Leak!” Ejected From Hillary Rally

Philly is going to be loads of fun…

Via American Mirror:

In a preview of what is likely to come in Philadelphia next week, a protester began shouting “DNC leak” during Hillary Clinton’s speech in Miami today and was promptly ejected.

He could be seen attempting to hold up a sign with a hashtag on it but was otherwise unreadable.

As those around him grabbed it out of his hands, he repeatedly shouted, “DNC leak!”

He continued to yell as he was led away. Clinton continued talking.

The man’s protest was in reference in some 20,000 DNC emails being released by Wikileaks.

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War On Women: DNC Hispanic Caucus Member Calls Megyn Kelly A Bimbo

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The email, ‘[email protected]’, belongs to Steven J. Ybarra Let him introduce himself. He cares. He’s more concerned about humanity. Unless you’re a woman he doesn’t like…

NCAA’s Board Of Governors: Cities Bidding for NCAA Games Must Submit Details On Discrimination…

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Stick to sports and leave social justice to the community organizers.

Via Charlotte Observer:

The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina’s chances of landing future games.

The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2.

Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. Greensboro is scheduled to host men’s college basketball tournament games in 2017, followed by Charlotte in 2018.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory in March signed HB2, which mandates that transgender individuals must use the bathrooms in government buildings that correspond to the gender identity on their birth certificates. HB2, a reaction to a Charlotte ordinance, also sets a statewide definition of nondiscrimination that excludes gender identity and sexual orientation.

Passage of the law has caused sports organizations, performers and others to boycott the state. Supporters say the law protects individual privacy. The NCAA has said it’s monitoring events in the state.

In April, in response to actions by legislatures in North Carolina and other states, the NCAA’s Board of Governors adopted a new requirement for sites hosting or bidding on NCAA events in all divisions. The hosts must show how they will provide “an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination and also safeguards the dignity of everyone involved in the event,” the organization said.

Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the NCAA detailing any local anti-discrimination laws. One of the questions asks: “Does your city, county/parish and/or state regulate choice of bathrooms or locker rooms that may affect student-athletes, coaches, administrators, or game officials during the Event?”

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Over A Thousand Gather For Funeral Of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola, Killed Trying To Save Fellow Officer…

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His boss said he ran toward the shooting, firing all the way, trying to save another officer from black nationalist shooter.

Via Daily Mail:

More than a thousand people have gathered to remember the fallen Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy who was brutally slain last Sunday.

Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed by a lone gunman in an ambush, went down fighting, returning fire to the very end.

The service began at 2 pm in the packed out Istrouma Baptist Church, which seats 1,500, and was preceded by Garafola’s open casket visitation, which began at midday.

He leaves behind a wife and four children, a 21-year-old son, a 15-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter, who were all at Saturday’s service.

Among those who spoke were Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards, Senator Bill Cassidy, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Garafola’s brother-in-law Jaye Cooper.

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Garafola and his wife.

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First Protester For Philly DNC Arrives At FDR Park, Donning ‘Bernie Or Bust’…

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The moonbats have landed.

Via WCAU:

Thirteen hours and one middle-finger later, Lynne Schwartzhoff arrived from Illinois to a hotel in Malvern Thursday night.

By noon Friday, she was parked at the newly-erected fence separating FDR Park and South Broad Street.

“I wanted to familiarize myself with the area,” she said, sitting in her car with the words “Philly Bernie or Bust” painted on the rear window.

Schwartzhoff, 52, a college professor, was making her way to a fellow activist’s house in Mercantville, New Jersey, where a total of four protesters are staying for the week of the Democratic National Convention. She arrived 8:15 p.m. Thursday after leaving her home shortly after 6 a.m. On the road, a man in Indiana flipped her the bird, and a driver in a car with a Texas license plate yelled a profanity at her.

The DNC officially begins 3 p.m. Monday, but protests and marches are planned for Sunday. The DNC runs July 25-28. Meetings and protest preparations are already underway as Schwartzhoff can attest. She has come from Belleville, Illinois, to be a “peacekeeper” with a group called the People’s Convention.

Training, she said, is scheduled for a couple different times over the weekend starting Friday night.

Thousands of protesters, with estimates throughout the last couple months indicating 30,000 to 50,000, will descend on Center City and South Philadelphia. A notable location is FDR Park, where the city has granted permits for massive rallies. The park is located across the South Broad Street from the Wells Fargo Center.

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Obama Regime Remains Silent As Erdogan’s Post-Coup Purges Expand

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Of course, it’s his buddy.

Via Fox News:

The Obama administration’s relative silence on Turkey’s alarming crackdown following last week’s failed coup attempt is tantamount to a green light for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue his assault on democracy in the NATO nation, experts said.

Questioned about Erdogan’s ongoing roundup of some 50,000 academics, judges, teachers, soldiers and civil servants, and the declaration Wednesday of a state of emergency, a State Department official earlier this week meekly warned against “overreach.”

“I cannot overstate the sense of the Turkish government and the Turkish people right now that they truly felt and truly feel under threat,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told an Associated Press reporter at a department briefing. “We support completely the efforts to bring the perpetrators of the coup to justice. We just also caution against any kind of overreach that goes beyond that.”

But when pressed, Toner declined to characterize the arrest, firing or suspension of the tens of thousands of Turkish government workers as “overreach.”

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Library Of Congress Still Scrubbing “Illegal Alien” From The Records, Despite Congress Not Approving…

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Change the language to change what people think.

Via Hot Air:

Back in March we talked about the decision by the Library of Congress to stop using “offensive terms” like illegal alien to refer to, er… illegal aliens. Shortly thereafter, Republicans in Congress moved to attach language to the pending appropriations bill which would require the Library of Congress to stick to terminology as it exists in current federal law. But since it hasn’t passed yet, the Library is moving forward with the changes and keeping up the debate in the media. (New York Times)

“There is no other way to put this: the library has bowed to the political pressure of the moment,” Republicans wrote in a May 10 letter to David S. Mao, the acting librarian of Congress. The letter was written by Representatives Lamar Smith and John Culberson, both of Texas, and Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Republicans who have long advocated stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

The House added a provision on June 10 to the legislative branch appropriations bill that would require the library to retain terminology used in federal law, including “alien.” Congress will move forward with the appropriations process when it reconvenes in September. In the meantime, the library is set to stop using “illegal alien,” although library officials are aware they may have to reverse their changes if the provision becomes law.

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Asheville, NC Black Lives Matter Protest: ‘This Was White Folks Putting Their Bodies In The Way For Black Lives’…

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Getting too lazy to protest, let the useful idiots do it.

Via WLOS:

More than a day of protest at the Asheville Police Department ended with the arrest of eight people.

Those protesters were calling for justice in the case of an officer-involved shooting on July 2 that killed Jerry Williams, 35, of Asheville.

News 13’s Jerrika Insco was there as protesters who were arrested were released from the Buncombe County Detention Center.

Seven protesters were charged with disorderly conduct in a public building. That’s after they refused to leave the lobby of the Asheville Police Department after 30 hours.

“We told folks that we would be there until those demands were met or we were jailed and so obviously we were jailed,” Hillary Brown, one of the seven protesters arrested, said.

“We felt like our presence there really demonstrated and our willingness to be arrested and face charges was equal with the crisis that’s facing this community,” Holly Roach, with Showing Up for Racial Justice, said.[…]

“This was white folks putting their bodies in the way for black lives, so we sat down and did that because black folks really couldn’t be there because they didn’t feel safe,” Brown said. “(We’ll) continue to work for justice for Jerry and to bring attention to his case and continue to say that Black Lives Matter in Asheville. The violence that’s being experienced in the country disproportionately by black folks is happening here and we have to bring attention to that.”

The protest was over after those arrests. They say they’re interested in how Asheville police respond in the next few days.

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3 Americans Arrested In Florida For Trying To Join ISIS

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Obviously just misunderstood guys…

Via NY Post:

MIAMI — Authorities say three Florida men planned to travel to Syria and become fighters for the Islamic State.

Federal prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 52-year-old Gregory Hubbard, 31-year-old Dayne Christian and 50-year-old Darren Jackson of Palm Beach County are charged with conspiring to join the Islamic State. They were arrested Thursday.

An FBI report says the three told an informant last year about plans to go to Syria, and spoke approvingly of terror attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, California, and elsewhere. It also says they talked about attacking the White House or Pentagon but took no specific steps.

The three are being held pending arraignment.

A woman who answered the phone at the Federal Public Defender’s office Friday said she had no record of the defendants.