Stories we should never forget.
Via Daily Caller:
The “Angel of Dieppe,” a nun whose efforts in caring for wounded soldiers in World War II became legend, died Friday at age 103.
Sister Agnès-Marie Valois of Canada earned her legendary status as the Angel of Dieppe during the Battle of Dieppe on August 19, 1942. On that day, more than 3,000 of the approximately 6,100 troops, who tried to storm the French town of Dieppe, were killed or captured. Sister Agnès tended to the wounded on the beach and later at the Hôtel-Dieu. The courage with which she braved the battlefield to care for the wounded inspired several military legends, according to BBC.
A dying soldier asked Valois to kiss him like his mother would, she recounted in a 2010 interview. She did so, and he died shortly thereafter. When Sister Agnès saw a German officer about to shoot a wounded Allied soldier, she stood between them and told the German soldier he would have to kill her first, according to another legend. Sister Agnès went beyond the normal responsibilities of a nurse, as exemplified in her care for Sgt. André Michaud of Fusiliers Mont-Royal, who had to have his arm amputated.
And the sign explaining addition is actually even worse.
Via Daily Wire:
On Monday, feminist writer Jessica Valenti made clear just why so many conservatives now homeschool their children. She tweeted out an explanation to conservatives about LGBTQ language, and added that her second-grader was learning about it:
Now, you might be asking yourself why a seven-year-old girl needs to learn about sexual desire at all, let alone homosexual sexual desire; you might be asking yourself why a seven-year-old should be indoctrinated about children being “assigned male or female at birth” when such language is the language of anti-scientific nonsense.
But according to Valenti, you would be the degraded one. After all, school teachers should certainly inform pre-pubescent children about matters of moral and scientific controversy. But, you might answer, young children don’t have the critical thinking skills necessary to ask important questions about this framework.
This is insane. These very same people did absolutely nothing about Nikolas Cruz and are still ignoring people who should be arrested under the Obam edict. But they’ll harass Kyle for criticizing them and doing something completely legal.
Via Daily Wire:
On Friday, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv went to the gun range to learn to fire a gun for the first time, alongside his father. He tweeted this:
According to Kyle, “My dad was there and I shot with an AR-15. After, I posted a few pictures and videos.”
Kashuv was quickly called out for visiting a gun range and posting about it by a variety of other students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But that wasn’t the end of the story. When Kyle went to school today, his principal informed him that other students had been upset by his posts, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong. But according to Kyle, in the middle of the morning, events took a different turn:
Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.
Yeti, tough enough to transport tofu and kale. Update to this story. Not tough enough to continue supporting NRA Foundation that helped kids and youth education.
On April 21 Breitbart News reported on a NRA-ILA statement which said Yeti Coolers had cut ties with the NRA Foundation.
The statement, written by former NRA president and USF executive director Marion Hammer, said, “Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation.”[…]
WBTW reported that Hartsville, South Carolina, resident Bryan Atkinson loaded his Yeti Cooler with 22 pounds of Tannerite and proclaimed, “This Yeti ain’t ready.”
He said, “Yeti can’t stand behind the NRA, I ain’t standing behind Yeti no more.”
Atkinson’s called out, “Hashtag Yeti, Hashtag NRA, Hashtag AR-15,” then had his friend take the Yeti out in a middle of field and set down the cooler. Atkinson hit it with the second shot and the explosion was huge.
Another known lone wolf?
A van struck and killed nine pedestrians Monday afternoon in north Toronto and the driver fled the scene, Canadian police said. Sixteen others were injured in the incident. Authorities said the van has been found and the driver was in custody. Police said they did not yet know the cause or any possible motive.
CBS News sources identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25.
U.S. law enforcement sources told CBS News that the incident appears to be a deliberate act. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately.
Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said that it was too soon to say whether the crash was a case of international terrorism and that the government had not raised its terrorism alert.
Toronto Police Services Deputy Chief Peter Yuen released no details about the investigation as he announced the casualties.[…]
The driver was heading south on busy Yonge Street around 1:30 p.m. and the streets were crowded with people enjoying an unseasonably warm day when the van jumped onto the sidewalk.
Ali Shaker, who was driving near the van at the time, told Canadian broadcast outlet CP24 that the driver appeared to be moving deliberately through the crowd at more than 30 mph.
“He just went on the sidewalk,” a distraught Shaker said. “He just started hitting everybody, man. He hit every single person on the sidewalk. Anybody in his way he would hit.”
Official reports are saying not known to police but Bill Bratton is saying otherwise.
Oh gee, you mean tough talk actually works? Who’d a thunk?
Via Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump secured a commitment from French President Emmanuel Macron Monday to increase the country’s NATO defense spending by more than a third.
Trump hosted Macron in Washington, DC Monday, after which the White House announced France’s commitment to meet NATO’s two percent GDP defense spending minimum, an increase of 35 percent.
The White House also highlighted France’s cooperation in condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people. The US, United Kingdom and France all took part in airstrikes launched on military and electrical infrastructure targets in Syria on April 13.
Candace Owens posted this.
Then she got love from Kanye West and Roseanne.
That caused a liberal implosion. And she was attacked by three white men – Perez Hilton, Tom Arnold and Shaun King.
Arnold told her to “suck a racist dick” and praised a “true social justice warrior,” Shaun King. Apparently, Arnold doesn’t know Shaun is white, calling it a conspiracy and attacking his ex-wife, Roseanne.
Then Owens leveled him and Shaun King.
Maybe three white men, particularly one pretending to be black, shouldn’t be telling a black woman what her blackness can encompass?
Yeah, because no rich people live in New York City.
Via Campus Reform:
The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) at The City College of New York (CCNY) is demanding that the school remove the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) from campus.
On April 20, an individual posted a picture of a CCNY YDSA poster via Twitter bearing the header “R.O.T.C OFF OUR CAMPUS,” and sub-header, “The Rich Will Never Die For You Don’t Die For The Rich.”
Additionally, the top of the poster presents a quote purportedly taken from the American Enterprise Institute declaring that “The absence of ROTC in CUNY prevents the military from taking full advantage of their large, ethnically diverse populations. The plan is to put the diversity of the CUNY student body in service of the U.S. military, especially as military engagements are increasingly in the Middle East and the global South.”
While the first sentence appears to be taken from a 2011 case study into the tumultuous history of ROTC programs in New York City, however, the second sentence does not appear anywhere in the paper.
One problem: She’s lying.
Mediaite has obtained a series of homophobic posts from Joy Ann Reid’s old blog that she denies were actually written by her.
In an exclusive statement to Mediaite, the MSNBC host claims these posts from The Reid Report — which include defending homophobia, gay jokes, and the outright mocking of gay people and homosexuality — were somehow put in by an “external party” that “manipulated material from my now-defunct blog.”
While Reid apologized in December for writing homophobic contenton a blog she ran long before her days as an icon of the #Resistance movement, she claims these new posts opposing gay marriage and cringing “at the sight of two men kissing” were part of a “fabricated” outside effort to paint her as “offensive and hateful.”
These anti-gay articles from The Reid Report, a site that pre-dated Reid’s former MSNBC show of the same name, were originally shared on Twitter by user Jamie_Maz who found them using the Wayback Machine — an Internet archiving service that takes periodic screenshots of popular web pages to preserve them.
CNN über-hack Chris Cuomo thinks Trump shouldn’t be president because he misspelled “counsel.”
Libs already howling “racist!”
Via Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway says that Melania Trump is a “superior” first lady compared to Michelle Obama.
TMZ caught up with the senior White House counselor on Monday and asked her about President Donald Trump’s wife. Conway was asked about reports that magazines have shunned Melania, while Michelle was featured on dozens of magazine covers.
“Melania Trump is such a superior and excellent First Lady,” Kellyanne told TMZ. “This country is so lucky to have her.”
She can’t stop digging. Update to this story.
Via The News and Observer:
Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield apologized on the WCNC show “Flashpoint” for “the hurt and pain” due to her social media post about an “alleged plane” in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
But in the interview, which aired Sunday morning, Mayfield did not say definitively whether she believed the World Trade Center towers fell because they were hit by two jetliners hijacked by terrorists.
Host Ben Thompson asked Mayfield: “Do you believe the planes took down those towers?”
Mayfield responded: “What I believe is that we lost Americans during this event. What I believe is that after this event, our nation identified a segment of our community and said this community is now terrorists. And from that moment, we have been saying ‘terrorists, terrorists, terrorists.’ ” But, she said, “white Americans who have committed mass killings since that time” were not called “terrorists.”