Indianapolis Man Arrested For Vandalizing Confederate Monument In Garfield Park

If Charlie Manson had a son…

Via WXIN:

IMPD has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly vandalizing the Confederate monument in Garfield Park.

According to authorities, Anthony Ventura was arrested at around noon in the 2400 block of Shelby Street following the alleged incident.

After a video started making the rounds on social media, folks in the area, like Rex Staples, came out to see the damage.

“It’s stupid, it don’t really make any sense, you know?” said Staples, ” because they’re really not doing anything.”

Following an Indianapolis Star article earlier this week, some city leaders have called for a discussion on whether the monument’s current spot is really the best place for it.

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NYPD Officers Rally To Support Kaepernick: ‘He’s Being Railroaded For Speaking The Obvious Truth’

The one-time police should stand down.

Via USA Today:

No NFL team has been willing to sign Colin Kaepernick, so on Saturday, members of the NYPD, retired officer Frank Serpico and Councilman Jumaane Williams came together for a rally in Brooklyn to support the free agent quarterback.

Kaepernick protested the national anthem last season because he said he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”[…]

The officers wore T-shirts that said “#IMWITHKAP.” Per the Associated Press, the rally consisted of “about 75 mostly minority officers” with the exception of Serpico,, who’s known for exposing police corruption and said of supporting Kaepernick, again per The Daily News:

“I am here to support anyone who has the courage to stand up against injustice and oppression anywhere in this country and the world,” said the 81-year-old former detective.

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BREAKING: USS John McCain Collides With Merchant Marine Ship Near Singapore

Katie Couric, Producers Sprayed By Urine In Charlottesville

Victims of friendly fire.

Via Daily Mail:

Katie Couric has described how two of her producers were hit by a ‘urine bomb’ while she was covering the protests in Charlottesville last week.

The broadcast journalist, 60, was filming the violent Virginia rally as part of a six-hour documentary series she is working on for National Geographic.

Couric wrote an op-ed that was published Friday by the outlet as a way for her to ‘reflect on her experiences’.

In the op-ed titled ‘Being in Charlottesville Broke My Heart. It Also Filled Me With Hope’, Couric said two of her producers were splashed with a mixture of mud and urine.

‘Observing the rising battle of protest chants, two of my producers were standing on an elevated edge of the park when suddenly they were doused with a concoction of human urine and mud,’ Couric wrote.

‘It was thrown into the air over the crowd from what they think was a water bottle. They’re still unsure who threw it and who exactly was targeted.’

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Pelosi’s Dad Once Praised ‘The Lives’ Of Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson At Statue Dedication

Nancy praised Robert Byrd.

Via Daily Caller:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s father, the late former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., once lauded Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at a monument dedication ceremony in his city over half a century ago.

The statues were torn down by Baltimore authorities last Tuesday after the violent events surrounding the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. last week.

According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue, first erected in 1948, included a dedication ceremony of prominent city politicians like Pelosi’s father who led the municipality at the time.

At the dedication, D’Alesandro said of the monument, “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions.”

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Elderly Woman Tells How She Was Assaulted By Antifa For Holding American Flag In Boston

Sad that people would treat an older woman like that.

Via Biz Pac Review:

The elderly woman who was assaulted by an Antifa thug as she held up an American flag at Saturday’s “Boston Free Speech Rally” spoke out about the incident afterwards.

The assault was captured on video as the thug is seen grabbing her flag from her and running with it, dragging the woman behind.

And while she defiant at the time in trying to locate the coward when he ran into a crowd of Antifa antagonists — likely the result of rushing adrenaline — she tearfully recounted the harrowing incident when it was all over.

Speaking on camera, the woman said a “guy with a mask” grabbed her flag.

“I tried to get it back and he hit me and knocked me on the ground,” she said, before becoming overwhelmed with emotion.

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NAACP Leader On ‘Senseless’ Confederate Monument Takedowns: ‘You Can’t Eliminate What History Is’

NAACP needs to look at its own history.

Via Breitbart:

Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, NAACP chapter, railed against the “senseless” left-wing campaign to remove historic memorials and Confederate statues following the neo-Nazi and white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a press conference this week on the steps of Bethlehem’s City Hall, Lee said the racial unrest in America is “all senseless.”

“You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white,” Lee told reporters, according to WFMZ.

The civil rights leader said she disapproves of “young people” taking down war monuments, noting that removing memorials does not erase history.

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Princeton Student Op-Ed: Black Lives Matter, Antifa Merely ‘Organizations That Stand For Equality’

Disconnected from reality.

Via The College Fix:

A Princeton student believes that the radical progressive groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter are merely “organizations that stand for equality” which “bravely faced off” against white supremacists and Neo-Nazis last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sophomore Mason Cox also quotes Princeton’s own Cornel West who alleged that if it wasn’t for Antifa’s presence in Charlottesville, the marching Neo-Nazis “would have been crushed like cockroaches.”

Really?

Writing in The Daily Princetonian, Cox alleges President Trump intentionally endorsed the marching white supremacists, and “openly supported fascism.”

“The United States of America has no president,” he writes. “Trump cannot accurately command one of the most diverse countries in the world if he either believes, or gains his support from individuals who believe, that white genocide is happening.”[…]

In addition, Cox is disgusted that Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber hasn’t signaled his virtue by yet offering a public condemnation of the Charlottesville Nazis. Such “apolitic[s]” are complicit in Trump coments like “fire fury” directed at North Korea — a country which, Cox claims, was merely “trying to avoid the fate” of other nations on which Trump has dropped “unprecedented amounts of bombs.”

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Crisis In DC: Trump Tweets Nation Will ‘Heal’ But Misspells It 4 Times

The tweet went viral in 57 states, corpse men overwhelmed.

Via WISTV:

In commenting about the protests in Boston on Saturday, President Donald Trump had to delete a tweet for misspellings and then delete the reissued tweet for the same misspelling before getting it right on the third try.

At issue, the word “heal,” which he incorrectly spelled “heel.” Spell check and autocorrect won’t fix that since “heel” is a real word itself. Autocorrect could have been to blame to begin with.

“Heal” was spelled incorrectly twice in both tweets.

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Seattle Police Rib Alex Jones On Social Media After Viral Coffee Video

Seattle PD to protect and serve Moonbats.

Via Washington Times:

Seattle’s police department poked fun at conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its Twitter account Friday after the “InfoWars” host made a literal splash roaming Seattle during a live internet broadcast.

Mr. Jones was broadcasting live on Periscope from downtown Seattle when he engaged with a passerby Friday morning and was subsequently splashed with a thermos full of liquid.

“Hey, @SeattlePD, I’m seeing vids of Alex Jones on Seattle streets yelling at folks. Is this under investigation, are there incident reports?” BuzzFeed reporter Dominic Holden tweeted afterwards.

“We haven’t received any official reports,” the Seattle Police Department responded. “As far as we know that could be an actor playing Alex Jones.”

Law enforcement’s reply was retweeted more than 8,000 times in under 24 hours – a fraction of the over 400,000 views amassed by a video of the incident uploaded to YouTube.

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Larry Elder: Fatherless Homes Are The Problem…Not Cops

Has been since LBJ’s Great Society.

Via Law Officer:

Talk-show host, attorney, and best-selling author Larry Elder said the breakdown of the family — fatherless families — is the number one problem in America, not racist cops. He added that when it comes to murder, nearly half of the homicides each year are black-on-black killings. His comments came on a recent episode of the The Rubin Report.

“The number one problem domestically facing this country is the breakdown of the family,” said Elder. “And President Obama said it, I didn’t. A kid raised without a dad is five times more likely to be poor and commit crimes; nine times more likely to drop out of school; and 20 times more likely to end up in jail.”

“So, you’re far more likely to end up in jail without having a dad, than you are because of a white racist cop,” said Elder.

When host Dave Rubin brought up the issue of “systemic” discrimination against blacks, Elder repeatedly asked him to provide a specific example. “Give me the most blatant racist example you can come up with right now,” he said.

Rubin then said, “I think you could probably find evidence that, in general, cops are more willing to shoot if the perpetrator is black than white.”

Elder said, “What’s your data, what’s your basis for saying that? I’m talking about what the facts are. Nine hundred sixty-five people were shot by cops last year and killed. Four percent of them were white cops shooting unarmed blacks. In Chicago, in 2011, 21 people were shot and killed by cops. In 2015, there were seven.”

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Kaepernick Makes Black History Smithsonian Before Clarence Thomas

Via Daily Caller:

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a Black Lives Matter collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, museum curators announced this weekend.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the nation’s longest-serving black justice, remains absent from the museum.

USA Today Sports reports items belonging to Kaepernick will be incorporated into the museum’s Black Lives Matter collection. The quarterback became a symbol of the nation’s complicated racial politics and social relations when he declined to stand for the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season. The quarterback said his gesture signaled solidarity with the BLM movement.

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” sports curator Damion Thomas told USA Today. “The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”

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Head Moonbat Maher: ‘Liberals Don’t Form Militias, They Form Drum Circles’

Reality challenged.

Via Breitbart:

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that liberals don’t form militias, and even if there was violence on both sides in Charlottesville, it doesn’t matter and that there was violence in World War II and the Allies were still the good guys.

Maher said, “Look, I would never say that Donald Trump could not go lower, because he’s the king of low, but to watch what went on this week in Charlottesville, and then to come out with, ‘Nazis, they’re just like us.’ He kept saying, ‘There’s violence on both sides.’ Okay, first of all, there wasn’t. Sorry, but liberals don’t form militias, they form drum circles.”

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Drawing Energy From The Eclipse, Witches Head To Casper, Wyoming

The flying unicorns will reappear and all will be well.

Via Billings Gazette:

Like dragging a magnet through iron filings, the eclipse that passes over Casper will draw power as it moves across the country. That’s what the magical people say.

The solar eclipse begins Monday morning as the moon slowly passes between the Earth and the sun. When the shadowy disc of the moon is perfectly aligned, at 11:42 a.m., night will suddenly fall across Casper. It will linger for 2 minutes and 25 seconds before the sun emerges as a sliver of brilliant light on the other side.

Druids, witches, pagans and Wiccans are looking at this eclipse as a significant event, and many are heading to the Casper area, where the time of totality is one of the longest in the country.

Those who practice magic will cast spells, form circles and direct their will toward a purpose. For Oberon Zell Ravenheart, an author and wizard from California, the purpose is awakening. He, Nella Forest and other local witches will congregate at Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain. For a Colorado man named Ken Biles, who goes by Greyhart, it will be enhanced communication. He and others from Colorado will watch from Glendo Reservoir in Converse County.

“Magic takes energy,” explained Forest, a witch who runs Pan’s Grove in Casper. “During an eclipse there is an immense amount of energy.”

Witchcraft practitioners don’t agree on many things, said Greyhart, an IT professional. There are various sects. Some are Greek-witches or Norse heathens, following the magic and mythologies associated with those historical groups of people.

Most, like Greyhart, connect with nature, their beliefs gathered over time from others, or from their own trial and error.

The significance of the energy generated by the path of the moon between Earth and the sun may differ from witch to wizard, but most agree it is a time of power, Greyhart said.

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‘Are You Crazy?’ Paul Ryan Told Republicans To Run From Trump To Save Themselves In 2016

Via Biz Pac Review:

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan advised Republicans to run away from candidate Donald Trump before the election in order to save themselves and hold a future-President Hillary Clinton accountable, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed in an exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller New Foundation.

“Are you crazy? We haven’t held anyone accountable. You haven’t even let us hold the IRS commissioner accountable [for using government power to harm President Obama’s political adversaries],” an astonished Gohmert said to the speaker on a call.

Gohmert told TheDCNF he speaks so courageously because he wants the party to succeed and is appreciative of the prayers sustaining him. He struggles to find joy as he watches government leaders run from doing what is best for the nation at this critical time.

“We don’t want to go down in history as the generation that was fine with making the future for our kids much worse than we had it,” he said.

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NY Times On Palin Defamation Charge: We Were Pressed For Time

Hold the presses.

Via Townhall:

Former Gov. Sarah Palin had nothing to do with Jared Lee Loughner’s decision to target Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and shoot her in the head at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona in 2011. Some media outlets tried to spin that narrative, though.

Media linked Palin to the disturbed young man, who thankfully failed to follow through on his plans to kill Giffords. They claimed that Loughner’s behavior was “incited” by a map that had been circulated by her political action committee that pointed out 20 House Democrats. At the time, The Washington Post Fact Checker called the charge “bogus.” Loughner, they point out, had hated Giffords years before any particular map surfaced.

The narrative that Palin was connected to the shooting has been rebuffed time and again. It’s no wonder then why New York Times readers were terribly confused by this piece published shortly after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at a congressional baseball game in June. In “America’s Lethal Politics,” the editor cites the Giffords shooting as proof that political rhetoric can be deadly, again suggesting that Palin incited the 2011 shooting.[…]

An edited paragraph didn’t satisfy Palin, who sued the Times for defamation. The case reached court Thursday for an evidential hearing, giving the defendants a chance to try and explain themselves.

They didn’t do a great job.

Some of the editorial page editor James Bennet’s excuses included: ‘We were rushed for time’ and ‘we didn’t refer to earlier stories about the Giffords shooting.’

Through their questioning, the Times’s lawyers sought to demonstrate that Bennet, who has been the paper’s editorial page editor since April of 2016, was pressed for time on the day of the shooting, and unaware of both prior columns and news articles that contradicted the editorial, and of a news story to be published the day after the shooting by one of the Times’ reporters, which also said there was no confirmed connection between heated political rhetoric and the 2011 shooting.

Oh, and they used the words “political incitement” because it would “grab readers’ attention.”

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Barcelona Suspects Planned To Blow Up Church, Accidentally Blew Up Imam Who Radicalized Them

That my friends, is true karma.

Via Daily Caller:

The now-dismantled terror cell behind Thursday’s deadly terror attack in Barcelona had much bigger plans in mind, but an accident on the eve of the attack forced them to change plans.

The van attacks in Barcelona and nearby Cambrils that left 14 dead and more than 100 injured were supposed to involve explosives. Newspaper El Español reported Saturday that the terrorists planned on driving vans of explosives into three busy tourist areas, including the city’s landmark Sagrada Familia church.

The group was forced to reconsider their plans after a suspected bomb factory in a house outside of town blew up Wednesday night. Two people died and several were injured in what police originally thought was a gas explosion.

“They were preparing one or several attacks in Barcelona, and an explosion in Alcanar stopped this as they no longer had the material they needed to commit attacks of an even bigger scope,” police spokesman Josep Lluis Trapero said at a press conference Friday, according to The Local.

Police believe the group was radicalized by their local imam, identified as Abdelbaki Es Satty, who has been missing since the attack. Investigators now suspect that Es Satty was one of the deceased in the accidental bomb factory explosion.

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Peaceful Protesters Arrested As City Of Helena, MT Removes Confederate Fountain

Social justice over history. Update to this story.

Via Helena IR:

Two protesters were arrested Friday as the city of Helena removed a monument to Confederate soldiers that has been in a park in Montana’s capital city since 1916.

Trisha Sorenson, 60, of Helena, was arrested Friday morning after refusing to move as the city put up a temporary fence around the granite fountain in Hill Park. Bradley J. Banks, 61, of Helena, was arrested about 1 p.m. after going under the fence and approaching the monument. Police said Banks appeared intoxicated, and both were accused of obstructing police, which is a misdemeanor.

Calls for the removal of the fountain increased after violence over the weekend, including a death, during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Though no official vote was taken, members of the Helena City Commission ordered its removal on Wednesday, citing public safety concerns.

A handful of people opposed to the removal, including Sorenson, remained in the park through Thursday night. Helena Assistant Police Chief Steve Hagen said police received no calls Thursday night about those in the park, and no laws were broken until Sorenson was arrested.

“Everything went relatively well,” Hagen said after the fountain was cut from its pedestal and lifted onto a trailer with a crane. “People are exercising their First Amendment rights.”[…]

Matt Dellamano, a Helena resident and veteran, said removing the statue is insulting to veterans who fought for their country, regardless of what side they were on.

“This looks like book burning to us,” he said. “If you don’t learn from history you will repeat it.”

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CNN Changes Its Headline That Antifa Desires ‘Peace Through Violence’ After Antifa Objects

This was the original headline on Antifa violence in Charlottesville, which was Orwellian enough.

But then they changed it with this note underneath.

So CNN is letting Antifa edit them now? Not to mention, falsely?

Here’s the police spox noting the violence was indeed ‘on all sides.’