Minnesota Students Bring ‘Trump 2020’ Banner To HS Basketball Game, Opposing Coach Gets Butthurt, Superintendent Investigating

Suck it up, buttercup.

Via Daily Wire:

After a coach complained that fans of the opposing team brought a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great!” banner to a high school basketball game, the superintendent is “reviewing this matter and collecting information” to determine what actions the school district might need to take.

In a story reported by the Star Tribune, a high school basketball game between Minneapolis Roosevelt High School and Jordan High School has triggered an investigation into what one coach is suggesting was a racially motivated display by fans of the home team and what school officials say may have been inappropriate political messaging.

The investigation was prompted by a Facebook post by Michael Walker, head basketball coach of Minneapolis Roosevelt, who posted a photograph taken during Tuesday night’s game of four Jordan fans sitting in the front row of the bleachers with a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great!” banner draped over their legs. The Star Tribune notes that several of the surrounding student fans were wearing patriotic-themed clothes.

Walker suggested that the students’ expression of support for the president had an underlying racial meaning.

“I coach a predominantly black inner city high school team,” he wrote in the Facebook post. “We go out to a rural area in Jordan, MN and this is there. Please explain how and why this is appropriate at a high school basketball game?”

Walker, who the Tribune reports is the director of his district’s Office of Black Male Student Achievement, ended the post with a series of hashtags, including several that were racially themed, including: #blackandproud, #blackmen, #blackmenmatter, #blackexcellence, #blackboyjoy, #blackboysmatter, #blackboys, and #blackmentor.

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Trump Paying Tribute To Americans Killed In Syrian Attack

The shutdown hasn’t slowed him down.

Via ABC News:

President Donald Trump is heading to Dover Air Force Base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week.

He tweets: “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!”

The Delaware trip hadn’t been on the president’s public schedule for Saturday, but he tweeted the news before he left the White House.

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Marine Vet ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Is Buried At Arlington

Via Stars and Stripes:

R. Lee Ermey, who turned his experience as a Marine Corps drill instructor into a notable role in the Academy Award-nominated 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket,” was buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

The website Military.com said nearly 100 friends, family and fans gathered to pay their respects to Ermey, 74, who died in April due to complications from pneumonia.

The former Marine and Vietnam veteran was accorded a casket team, firing party, bugler and folding and presentation of the American flag, according to the cemetery website. The cemetery said on Twitter that he was buried in Section 82.

The Kansas native served 11 years in the Marines, including a tour as a drill instructor, 14 months in Vietnam and then on Okinawa, where he was promoted to staff sergeant prior to being medically discharged in 1972 for injuries he received during his service.

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Buzzfeed Just The Latest In Long Line Of Russia ‘Bombshells’ That Weren’t

It’s glorious. Leftists having a meltdown and saying “maybe ‘inaccurate’ doesn’t mean it isn’t true.”

Via Daily Caller:

BuzzFeed News’ latest disputed report about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is just the latest in a long line of Russia “bombshells” that turned out to be anything but.

The Special Counsel’s office disputed a Thursday night report by BuzzFeed claiming that President Donald Trump directed his lawyer to lie about a potential business deal in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The BuzzFeed report was used to float impeachment proceedings and obstruction of justice charges against the president, but Mueller’s team disputed the core premise of the reporting.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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All Three Networks Ignore ‘March For Life,’ Cover Pro-Abortion ‘Women’s March’ Instead

No bias there.

Via Daily Wire:

On its 46th anniversary, all three major networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) ignored the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest pro-life event in the nation, opting instead to cover the feminist Women’s March rally.

According to LifeNews, despite an estimated 100,000 people being in attendance at the pro-life march along with President Trump’s address to the crowd via video, the left-wing machines could not so much as “give a passing mention to the March for Life” during the Friday morning shows.

“It seems an anti-Trump march happening tomorrow is more interesting to the networks,” reports the outlet. “CBS gave a whole segment to the feminist, anti-Semitic ‘Women’s March’ scheduled for Saturday but didn’t even give a passing mention to the March for Life. ABC and NBC had plenty of time to give to fluff stories Friday morning, from Meghan Markle’s fashion, to ‘nomophobia’ which is an addiction to one’s phone.”

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Breaking: Special Counsel Says Buzzfeed Story Is Not True

Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha. RIP, Buzzfeed.

How many smoking guns have fallen flat now? Will the Democrats who were already calling for an investigation learn anything from this? No.

Watch Hundreds Of Migrants Just Climb Right Over The ‘Fencing’ Built By Obama Admin In New Mexico

The Secure Fencing Act was passed in 2006. It was supposed to ensure double barrier physical fencing over 700 miles, with an area in between for Border Patrol to drive through and other security measures. The border is 1954 miles long.

But the Act was amended shortly thereafter to allow for whatever the DHS thought was appropriate for a particular area. Now that’s logical because not every area was conducive to a double barrier fence or needed it. But that allowed the Obama admin to basically gut the whole Act. They put vehicular fencing over 300 miles and some pedestrian fencing over the rest. What the Act envisioned was never put in place.

This is the fencing they have over 300 miles. Why bother?

Women’s March Leader Wouldn’t Unequivocally State That Israel Has A Right To Exist

It’s a yes or no answer. Unless you’re a Farrakhan adherent who doesn’t want to admit it.

Via Daily Wire

In an interview set to air on Friday night, Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory refused to affirm Israel’s right to exist just moments after she refuted charges of anti-Semitism.

Mallory grew visibly annoyed over the question of Israel’s right to exist during the interview with PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.”

“The Palestinians are native to the land, you know, they were there for a very long time and so they’re native to the land,” Mallory said.

“Do you feel that the Jewish people are native as well?” Hoover asked.

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376 Central Americans Try To Illegally Enter In Yuma, Arizona, ‘Inundate’ Border Patrol

The border wall envisioned would be twice as tall and would also prevent some tunneling events because it would go down into the earth. But the other thing that needs to stop is Catch and Release or it doesn’t matter if they’re caught.

Via Daily Wire:

Border patrol agents in Arizona this week were overwhelmed after the largest caravan of migrants ever to cross into the United States tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona. According to ABC News, the migrants immediately turned themselves into Customs and Border Protection.

“Migrants can be seen marching toward Border Patrol agents by the hundreds,” reports ABC News. “Smugglers dug a series of seven holes, only a few feet long beneath the steel border fence, with hundreds going beneath the wall and a smaller number clambering over it.”

The migrant group included 376 people, 179 of which were reportedly children, 30 of whom were unaccompanied minors. While the number of illegal crossings has dropped significantly since its peak in 2001, Customs and Border Protection says the demographics of today’s migrants have noticeably changed due to the overwhelming number of parents crossing with children.

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FL Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Susan Bucher, The Other Election Supervisor Whose Actions Raised Questions

Really important to get things in order in Florida so no funny business goes on there in 2020.

Bernie Is Upset 95% Of EPA Employees Have Been Furloughed When We’re All About To Die From ‘Climate Crisis’

The better question is why do they even need the 5%?

CNN’s John King Asks If Second Lady Karen Pence Should Be Denied Secret Service Protection Because Of Her Beliefs

Yikes. The question stems from the report that Karen Pence is going to work at a Christian school that teaches traditional marriage.

Letter From OMB Just Added Insult To Injury For Nancy Pelosi & Others Grounded By Shutdown

Gotta love it. Shutdown is saving us all kinds of money. And bonus, Pelosi will flip her gourd.

Virginia State Lawmaker Sen. Chase Wears Handgun To Podium To Present Bills In Committee

She conceal carries in public.

Via Richmond Times Dispatch:

It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster.

The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun.

Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee. Her legislation included an alternative to the Equal Rights Amendment resolution that reaffirms equal protection under the law.

“Sometimes it’s a deterrent for over-exuberant folks. Unfortunately in the General Assembly we see the good, we see the bad, we see all types of things,” she said. “It’s just for personal safety, quite honestly.”

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Democrat Congressional Hispanic Caucus PAC Spent $300K At Luxury Resorts Last Cycle

Shutdown? What shutdown?

Via Free Beacon:

The political action committee linked to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) disbursed hundreds of thousands of dollars of its funds on luxury resorts, upscale restaurants, nightclubs, and tickets to Vegas events throughout the last election cycle, Federal Election Commission filings show.

The CHC BOLD PAC, the fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, came under fire this week for a delegation trip to a seaside resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the government shutdown where its members mingled with more than 100 lobbyists, attended a viewing of the Broadway show “Hamilton,” and met with Puerto Rican officials.

The trip was met with condemnation from a number of Republican leaders.

“Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they’re partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said of the trip.

“While [President Donald Trump] is in DC working to resolve the government shutdown and secure our border, Democrats are hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists,” added Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee.

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Florida Senator Scott Proposes Members Of Congress Go Unpaid During Shutdown

Dead on arrival.

Via Fox 13:

Sen. Rick Scott isn’t wasting time taking aim at his own colleagues, co-sponsoring a bill that would force lawmakers to forego their paychecks during a government shutdown.

Scott, (R) Florida, and 11 other U.S. senators proposed the No Budget, No Pay Act. The legislation is an attempt by lawmakers to provide more incentive to agree on a new budget and avoid shutdowns, such as the current one, which is the longest over.

“If other people aren’t getting paid — Coast Guard is not getting paid or other federal workers are not getting paid, we’re impacting our economy — why would congress-men and women and senators get paid?” Scott asked during a news conference. “I think it’s very important that we are subject to the same rules as everybody else and if you can’t pass the budget, you shouldn’t get paid.”

There is a partner bill proposed in the House; both have bi-partisan support.

FOX 13 Political Editor Craig Patrick, however, said it’s unlikely a bill like this would pass for several reasons.

The proposal does not appear to address what would happen if lawmakers were to pass a continuing resolution to extend the current budget, as is often the case, rather than pass a new one.

“What if the choice is a continuing resolution for what you currently have? So the choice is a continuing resolution at current spending levels or a budget that you think is terrible?” Craig asked. “You either keep things the same and not get paid or you pass a budget you think is terrible and get paid. It might give faulty incentives to federal lawmakers to pass something that they think is no good in their own personal interests.”

Craig said it’s no secret it’s in the best interests of lawmakers to pay themselves.

Beyond that, Congress would also run the risk of putting Washington solely in the hands of wealthy men and women who can afford to go without pay for an extended period of time.

“You would put people in position of not getting paid. Who could afford then to serve in Congress?” Craig said. “You would take working-class people out of the mix and then effectively cede control of Congress fully to millionaires and billionaires.”

Voters in Tampa Bay who spoke with FOX 13 overwhelmingly agreed with Scott’s proposal.

“I think it’s a great idea that the Senate and the House should be culpable as with everybody else that’s affected,” said Ed Chrzanowski. “It’s frustrating and it’s a shame that it’s the working people that are getting impacted, not the people at the top who are pulling the strings.”

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HT: OOO Buck

Mike Pence Calls Criticism Of Wife’s Teaching Job An Attack On Christian Education

The left feels threatened by Christian education.

Via Indy Star:

After a backlash surrounding his wife’s hiring at a Christian school that excludes LGBT students and employees, Mike Pence went on Christian TV on Thursday night to decry the criticism, saying “this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”

“To see major news organizations attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us,” Pence said in the interview with Lauren Ashburn of EWTN, a cable TV network presenting Catholic-themed programming.

Pence’s interview followed coverage of second lady Karen Pence’s decision to go back to work as a teacher at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia, which bans gay employees, students and the children of gay parents.

She had previously taught at the elementary school for 12 years, while Pence was an Indiana congressman.

“We have a rich tradition in America of Christian education and, frankly, religious education broadly defined,” Pence, who was raised a Catholic before becoming an evangelical, said in the interview on EWTN, which stands for Eternal Word Television Network. “We celebrate it. The freedom of religion is enshrined in the Constitution of the United States.”

“We’ll let the other critics roll off our back, but this criticism of Christian education in America should stop.”

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Army Times Retracts Story About Sergeant Saints Fan Who Claimed He Saved Man’s Life

Serving honorably until he wanted to be a ‘hero’. Update to this story.

Via WAFB:

The Army soldier who claimed he used his Saints sweatshirt and a ballpoint pen to save the life of a Texas man apparently made up the story.

On Thursday, the Army Times retracted its story about Fort Bliss Sgt. Trey Troney’s response to a gruesome car accident in Texas last month.

The Army news outlet reported that the Sweetwater, Texas fire chief said the victim in the accident didn’t have the injuries that Troney claimed he did, and the names didn’t match up.

The Texas Department of Public Safety told the Army Times that Troney was at the accident scene and may have lent his jacket to help the victim – but that’s all.

Officials at Fort Bliss also apologized for its release of the original story.

Democrat Floats Canceling Super Bowl: ‘Would Definitely Lead To The End Of The Government Shutdown’

Publicity stunt, the Democrats already have their tickets. So they’re concerned about the security for the SOTU and the security for the Super Bowl, but not the everyday security for the American people?

Via Breitbart:

Democrats are floating canceling the Super Bowl in order to push to end what is now the longest government shutdown in history, according to a report quoting several Democrat lawmakers.

Fox News reports a Democrat lawmaker confirmed that during a meeting of the House Democrat Conference–of which Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the leader–on Thursday morning, discussion of the shutdown’s effects on the Super Bowl caused a ruckus.

“A House Democratic Caucus meeting was roiled Thursday morning after one representative floated the possibility that the ongoing partial federal government shutdown might affect federal authorities’ ability to secure the upcoming Super Bowl,” Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Gregg Re reported.

“That definitely got everyone’s attention,” a Democrat lawmaker told Fox News anonymously.

Another Democrat lawmaker told Fox News anonymously that canceling the Super Bowl “would definitely lead to the end of the government shutdown.”

While nobody in President Donald Trump’s administration–which oversees the collection of government agencies that come together to handle travel, logistics, security, and more for major events like the Super Bowl–is suggesting that the Super Bowl be canceled like Democrats on Capitol Hill are floating, there is definitely concern about the shutdown’s impact on this year’s big game.

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Co-Authors Of Sketchy BuzzFeed Report Can’t Even Get Their Stories Straight

Hey, guys, don’t you know you’re supposed to agree on the lies beforehand?

Via Twitchy:

As Twitchy told you earlier, BuzzFeed’s Anthony Cormier admitted to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that he had “not personally” seen the evidence supporting the report he co-authored, a report claiming that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie during congressional testimony.

The thing is, Jason Leopold, who co-authored the report with Cormier, went on MSNBC later and pretty strongly contradicted Cormier:

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