Evan McMullin’s Secret Silicon Valley Donors Who Support His Continuing Attack On Trump And GOP

Via Daily Caller:

Evan McMullin doesn’t want you to know who his donors are.

The failed Never Trump presidential candidate has stayed in the public eye as a sort of attack dog against President Trump and other Republicans, while keeping secret the names of the donors paying him to do so.

McMullin’s recently founded non-profit organization, Stand Up Republic, jumped into the Alabama Senate race this week with a $500,000 ad buy against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. One of the ads features a man saying Roy Moore “makes Republicans and us Christians look bad.”

The massive ad buy “may end up being one of the largest third-party interventions in the state,” according to the Washington Post.

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Staring Down The Barrel Of A Gun: Courageous Clerk’s Icy Gaze Scares Off Armed Robber During Heist At Florida Walgreens

The clerk mean-mugged him.

Via Daily Mail:

An armed robber who attempted to hold up a Florida Walgreens failed to make off with any cash after he was met with an icy stare from the store’s cashier.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that an unidentified robber walked into the Walgreens at 1751 Bonaventure Blvd at around 2.30pm on Monday.

Using a red hoodie to obscure his face, he grabbed a few candy bars and an ice cream before making his way to the cashier.

As the clerk processed the transaction, the man in the hoodie suddenly pulled out a handgun, waved it in front of the employee’s face and demanded the money inside the cash register.

Unfortunately for the hooded thief, the ‘stoic clerk stood in quiet resistance’, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.

‘He didn’t speak. He didn’t move. He simply stared back at the armed man, almost expressionless.’

The suspect finally flees the store after repeated demands for the contents of the cash register go unanswered, making off with only a few sweets in hand.

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Army-Navy Game’s Stunning National Anthem Rendition Puts Every Kneeling NFL Player To Shame

Via Daily Caller:

Army and Navy met again Saturday afternoon on a snowy field in Philadelphia to play a football game that has been played for over 100 years.

The Army-Navy football game is one of the most storied sports traditions in the country.

This year marks the 118th time the two teams have met. The teams meet in a neutral city between their respective academies. They often play in NFL stadiums due to the enormous number of active duty and veteran fans who wish to attend.

Before the game, the choirs of the Annapolis and West Point academies joined together to sing the national anthem. It was a solemn moment and was made even more beautiful by the falling snow.

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Report: State Department Refuses To Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital on Official Docs, Despite Trump’s Announcement

Obama and Clinton holdovers refusing to comply?

Via Newsmax:

Even though President Donald Trump announced earlier this week the U.S. would formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, State Department officials state “Jerusalem, Israel” would not be listed as a place that exists on official documents, the Washington Free Beacon reported Friday.

What that means is that, though Trump’s announcement has been formally codified into U.S. policy, “Jerusalem, Israel” will not appear on passports, maps and other official documents. It also means that Americans born in Jerusalem can’t list Israel as their birth nation, as it is still not recognized as being located in Israel.

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No Prison Time For Chicago Woman, After She Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In The Beating Of A Disabled Teen On Facebook Live

Chicago values.

Via Chicago Tribune:

A hicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation.

Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January.

Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.

Hooks told Covington he could have imposed a prison sentence but added, “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”

Hooks said he hoped the strict terms of probation would put Covington on a more productive life path, but he warned she would face prison time if she violated any of the restrictions.

“Do not mess this up,” Hooks told Covington, who stood quietly in a blue jail uniform with her hands clasped behind her back.

The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping.[…]

The victim, who prosecutors said has schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was able to flee the building when the four co-defendants left the apartment to confront neighbors who had complained about the noise, prosecutors have said.

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WaPo Reporter Apologizes For Tweet On Crowd Size At Trump Rally

What has been seen can’t be unseen.

Via The Hill:

Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel issued an apology to President Trump on Saturday for tweeting a photo of an empty arena before a Trump rally in Florida that had been taken hours before the event started.

Weigel responded minutes after a tweet from Trump, who said he had “put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived.”

Weigel said he took the tweet down after Daily Mail political editor David Martosko told him he had gotten it wrong.

“Sure thing: I apologize. I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I’d gotten it wrong. Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner,” he tweeted.

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Pharrell’s New Album “It Rains And They Shoot Black People”…

Went from happy to this…

Via The Guardian:

Pharrell Williams is in a conference room at the London HQ of his record label, Sony. He’s here to play music from the new album by his alt-rap band N.E.R.D, the group he fronts alongside schoolfriends Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, who subverted the face of hip-hop with their punk-infused riffs in the early-00s. “I don’t know if you’ve seen the news or who’s running my country but it’s a real fucking shit show,” Pharrell says while introducing the record. “I’ve never seen such desperation in my life.”

The new release, No_One Ever Really Dies, is a return to form for N.E.R.D. It’s their most political and ambitious album to date, and for Pharrell it heralds a particularly candid incarnation for the man who chirpily encouraged us in 2013 to “clap along” if we felt like “happiness is the truth”. Perhaps back then we were more cheerful? Three years after Happy, the UK’s best-selling single of 2014 (more than 1.9m physical sales to date) and the world feels like an overload of sadness: a mess of Trump and Weinstein, terror threats, police brutality, economic uncertainty and ecological disasters. The question: “Why the politics now, Pharrell?” elicits a simple, if frustratingly vague response: “If not now, when? If not me, who?” he says.

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The Media’s Russia Probe Meltdown: 3 Screw-Ups In One Week

Just getting warmed up.

Via Axios:

The media is having a rough week when it comes to reporting on the federal government’s multiple ongoing Russia investigations. Three stories in the past seven days have crumbled under greater scrutiny.

Why it matters: In today’s hyperpolarized world, “fake news” has become a refrain to describe stories that observers on both sides of the spectrum decide that they don’t like. These reporting issues by esteemed media organizations give credence to that ignorance, which further damages the value of insightful, impactful reporting — especially when it comes to one of the biggest, most polarizing stories of our political age: the Russia probe.

The misses

Flynn’s testimony: Last Friday, ABC News reported that former national security advisor Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that President Trump, while still a candidate, directed him to contact Russian officials. But later in the day, the network issued a “clarification” that the direction came when Trump was president-elect. That changed the impact of the story entirely as it’s a common occurrence for presidential transition teams to reach out to foreign governments.

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Jerry Brown Says Trump Does Not Fear God…

Neither does Jerry Brown. Which is why there’s a song about him.

Via The Hill:

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says President Trump’s stance on climate change demonstrates that he does not appear to fear the “wrath of God” or have any regard for the “existential consequences” of his environmental policies.

“I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility … this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which is set to air on Sunday.

Brown, who studied to become a Jesuit priest prior to entering politics, has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration.

His latest comments come as the southern portion of California battles massive wildfires that in just a few days have damaged thousands of acres of property and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

Trump declared a state of emergency in California, which permits federal assistance to supplement the state and local response to the fires.

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NFL Tickets Fall To An Incredible $4 Apiece For Colts And Bills Game In Buffalo

Another nail in the coffin for the social justice football league.

Via IJR:

The NFL has been hit hard ever since more players than ever protested during the national anthem in retaliation to President Donald Trump criticizing those who kneeled.

Ratings have crashed, fans have boycotted and ticket sales have plummeted. The league has become one of the most divisive brands in the country, and Trump hasn’t stopped putting pressure on Roger Goodell and the NFL to do something about the protests.[…]

Now, ticket sales for the upcoming game between the 3-9 Indianapolis Colts and the 6-6 Buffalo Bills, which will take place in Buffalo, are going for a whopping $4. And Vivid Seats has plenty of tickets available for the game on Sunday.

NYup.com reports that a college hockey game in the area between Niagara University and Canisius College cost $28 for comparison.

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Touring Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Trump Honors Those ‘Who Sacrificed So Much’

He had to deal with John Lewis not wanting him to be there, so he made a visit without Lewis.

Via Fox News:

President Trump attended the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, telling visitors the venue honors “the brave men and women who sacrificed so much” for freedom.

“We are here to honor the fight to end slavery … to join the right to vote and to gain birth-right equality,” Trump said in brief, subdued speech.

Trump’s planned visit to the museum and the adjoining Mississippi history museum in Jackson sparked days of controversy — including protests and boycotts from civil right leaders like Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and others who have raised concerns about the president’s comment and actions toward women, African-Americans and others.

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FBI Investigating Hiring Practices Of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Paying his cronies with taxpayers’ money.

Via Times Union:

The FBI is investigating the Cuomo administration’s practice of hiring employees to work in the governor’s office, while actually paying them through various state agencies and public authorities, the Times Union has learned.

The practice of hiring pricey political appointees to work for the Executive Chamber – but paying them through other entities – has allowed Cuomo and prior governors to increase the size of their staffs while escaping criticism for inflating the Executive Chamber budget.

In recent months, however, FBI agents have interviewed a number of people who work for the governor’s office, but are paid by agencies or authorities, about the circumstances of their hirings, according to people familiar with the matter.

One type of evidence being explored by the FBI, sources said, are the written notifications that are sent by agencies or authorities to the governor’s office informing them of a new hire.

In at least some instances, those letters have stated an employee would be working for the agency or authority – when the intention was for them to work for Cuomo’s office, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Another line of questioning by the FBI has been whether the Executive Chamber officials’ job duties have any correlation with the agency or authority actually paying them.

A FBI spokeswoman said she could not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation. It’s unclear what criminal law might have been violated by the hiring practice.

An analysis by the Times Union a year ago found that more than 40 percent of the Executive Chamber staff was actually on the payroll of public authorities or agencies. At the time, 89 of 209 Executive Chamber employees were on agency or authority budget lines.

That trend accelerated when Cuomo announced 27 new hires or promotions last March. All but a handful of the hires were to Executive Chamber jobs, but the Executive Chamber was actually paying just five of those people.

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MSNBC Gets Trolled By Black Roy Moore Supporter

Australia: No Gender December Rolls Round Again

Guys, tie the kangaroo down.

Via The Spectator:

December is most known as the month of Christmas, the closing off of the calendar year and in Australia the beginning of the summer holidays. But now the month has also been infected by leftist gender social reengineers who are always looking for a new way to promote the concept of gender fluidly, especially to children.

In 2014 a group called Play Unlimited founded No Gender December with the aim to end what they call ‘gender-stereotyped toys’. They believe that with correct parental conditioning you can actually defy biological reality and scientific studies and make boys like girl’s toys and girls like boy toys. Last year they were successful in lobbying major Australian retailers Big W and Target to end having gendered toy categories in their stores.[…]

This year, however, the campaign in Australia appears to have lost steam, mainly because its most fierce public advocate former Greens senator Larissa Waters was found ineligible to sit in parliament by the High Court. She claimed No Gender December was important because gendered toys ‘feed into very serious problems such as domestic violence and the gender pay gap’.

However, there are plenty of other gender-neutral activists willing to pick up where Waters left off. In Victoria, there was recently a conference between Victorian sport leaders, professional clubs, sport governing bodies and government partners that emerged with a key recommendation that sporting codes “employ gender-neutral language across the sporting sector’’. This includes adopting terms such as “ruckperson” and “batspeople”.

Apparently, this will help to reduce violence against women. Not surprisingly this push comes as a result of research conducted by Swinburne University and Latrobe University which was the home of the Safe Schools program and its Marxist founder Roz Ward. Add to that this project was commissioned by the Andrews Government’s Office of Prevention and Women’s Equality.

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HT: BCF

David Brock May Be Illegally Funding An Effort To Impeach Trump

They’ve been violating the rules forever, the question is who will call them on it?

WASHINGTON — David Brock’s Media Matters for America appears to be granting hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable funds to political groups that are trying to impeach the president and unseat Republicans across the nation.

Brock’s Media Matters for America is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status. That tax-exempt status comes with an important caveat: the non-profit is barred from participating in political activity–funding or otherwise–that is in support or opposition to a candidate for office.

Media Matters for America granted $200,000 in 2016 to a Brock organization, though it is unclear if it was American Bridge 21st Century Foundation or a super PAC sharing its name, American Bridge 21st Century PAC, according to the non-profit’s 2016 financial statements and filings with the IRS obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Massachusetts AG Maura Healey Wants Climate Change Warnings On Gas Pumps

EBT cards should come with warning labels for obesity.

Via Washington Examiner:

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey wants gas station owners to post warnings at the pump that say customers are spurring climate change by filling up their tanks.

The idea came up in oral arguments in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tuesday in a case challenging Exxon Mobil’s record on addressing the threat of global warming and the attorney general’s claim that the company misinformed the public over the threat.

Justice Frank Gaziano asked how gas stations are involved in “deception or fraud related to climate change.”

“Because, your honor, the gas sold at those gas stations is among the premier contributors to global warming,” Healey’s lawyer, Richard Johnston, responded.

Healey has asked for information from Exxon related to the marketing of fossil fuels in Massachusetts, “including advertisements, in particular,” Johnston said.

“So, I own Joe’s gas station on the corner, I’m a franchisee, and you’re telling me that I have information that relates to how Exxon Mobil, this gi-normous corporation, has marketed and lied on climate change?” Gaziano asked.

“If they’re doing sales and marketing in Massachusetts, and they know things that they should be telling people – either consumers or investors – that would be relevant to the consumers or investors’ decisions, then they’ve gotta make that part of their advertising. They can’t simply go around and say, ‘We’re selling you this terrific product,’ and keep to themselves what they know about the possible impacts of those products on global warming,” Johnston said.

“The franchisee has to put on its gas station, ‘You’re creating global warming by buying my gas?’” Justice J.J. Kafker asked.

Johnston explained that Exxon would have a national and local obligation to warn its customers about the harm caused by climate change when they fill up. Most climate scientists blame the emissions from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline for driving manmade climate change.

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Joy Reid Compares Christian Beliefs To ‘Something Out Of A Novel’

I think her beliefs are like something out of a novel. ‘Misery.’

Via Daily Caller:

Joy Reid compared Christian beliefs to “something out of a novel” Saturday on MNSBC’s “AM Joy.”

“That sounds like something out of a novel. Is it true that there are people who really believe that having Israel unified under, I mean having Jerusalem unified under total Israeli control will bring on the end times?” Joy Reid asked.

“Why yes Joy, you know I come from a fundamentalist Evangelical background and I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, I’m 65, and when I was a child this was the Gospel end times version of reality that my parents believe in and many other Evangelicals,” said guest and author Frank Schaeffer.

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Pulse Shooter’s Widow Will Stand Trial In Orlando, Federal Judge Decides

Took long enough.

Via Orlando Sentinel:

The Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow will stand trial in Orlando, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.

Noor Salman is charged with providing material support to a terror organization and obstruction of justice. Her husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured at least 68 more when he opened fire in the gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

Salman tried to persuade the judge to hold the trial in another city, saying she could not get a fair trial in Orlando.

Federal judges are constitutionally required to hold trials in the same community where the crime occurred, unless the accused can prove publicity was so inflammatory and prejudicial that the community was saturated and an impartial jury could not be chosen.

“The Court finds that the pretrial publicity in this case does not satisfy the prejudicial and inflammatory prong of the analysis, and the volume of coverage does not rise to the level of saturation,” U.S. District Judge Paul Byron wrote in an order denying Salman’s request.

Venue changes are rare, and the burden on the accused is heavy. Even Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied a change of venue. He is appealing his convictions and death sentence, arguing the judge in his case should have moved his trial.

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HT: Snyper77

Media Yesterday Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle In Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

Spam emails after the information is already public are news to Democrats who want to leak them to compliant media. Out the leakers and they should be investigated because this obviously isn’t the first time they’ve improperly leaked out of the House Intelligence Committee. Looking at you, Adam Schiff, either you did it or it’s one of your Democrats, fix it or it’s on you.

Via The Intercept:

FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

The spectacle began on Friday morning at 11:00 am EST, when the Most Trusted Name in News™ spent 12 straight minutes on air flamboyantly hyping an exclusive bombshell report that seemed to prove that WikiLeaks, last September, had secretly offered the Trump campaign, even Donald Trump himself, special access to the DNC emails before they were published on the internet. As CNN sees the world, this would prove collusion between the Trump family and WikiLeaks and, more importantly, between Trump and Russia, since the U.S. intelligence community regards WikiLeaks as an “arm of Russian intelligence,” and therefore, so does the U.S. media.

This entire revelation was based on an email which CNN strongly implied it had exclusively obtained and had in its possession. The email was sent by someone named “Michael J. Erickson” – someone nobody had heard of previously and whom CNN could not identify – to Donald Trump, Jr., offering a decryption key and access to DNC emails that WikiLeaks had “uploaded.” The email was a smoking gun, in CNN’s extremely excited mind, because it was dated September 4 – ten days before WikiLeaks began publishing those emails online – and thus proved that the Trump family was being offered special, unique access to the DNC archive: likely by WikiLeaks and the Kremlin.

It’s impossible to convey with words what a spectacularly devastating scoop CNN believed it had, so it’s necessary to watch it for yourself to see the tone of excitement, breathlessness and gravity the network conveyed as they clearly believed they were delivering a near-fatal blow to the Trump/Russia collusion story:

There was just one small problem with this story: it was fundamentally false, in the most embarrassing way possible. Hours after CNN broadcast its story – and then hyped it over and over and over – the Washington Post reported that CNN got the key fact of the story wrong.

The email was not dated September 4, as CNN claimed, but rather September 14 – which means it was sent after WikiLeaks had already published the DNC emails online. Thus, rather than offering some sort of special access to Trump, “Michael J. Erickson” was simply some random person from the public encouraging the Trump family to look at the publicly available DNC emails that WikiLeaks – as everyone by then already knew – had published. In other words, the email was the exact opposite of what CNN presented it as being.

How did CNN end up aggressively hyping such a spectacularly false story? They refuse to say. Many hours after their story got exposed as false, the journalist who originally presented it, Congressional reporter Manu Raju, finally posted a tweet noting the correction. CNN’s PR Department then claimed that “multiple sources” had provided CNN with the false date. And Raju went on CNN, in muted tones, to note the correction, explicitly claiming that “two sources” had each given him the false date on the email:

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Jim Jordan’s Masterful Judiciary Performance At Strzok Hearing

The case is more than text messages.

Via Washington Times:

Show me the application, dude — that was the underlying demand from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI director Chris Wray during House Judiciary hearing to determine a little bit more about Peter Strozk, the just-fired Robert Mueller attack dog.

Er, make that unbiased special counsel team investigator — right?

Hold the phone on that one. The water’s getting deep and murky. Jordan’s got the goods on that. Or at least, a theory that’s rocking, to say the least.

OK, just to bring up to speed — Strzok was the former deputy head of intelligence at the FBI, who ultimately changed the criminal term of “gross negligence” in director James Comey’s letter of findings on Clinton’s email server to the softer, less legally consequential “extreme carelessness.” Strzok’s also the guy who was hired to work with Mueller to uncover shreds of evidence that could tie President Donald Trump’s team to collusion with Russia. And, most recently, he’s also the guy who was just fired by Mueller after it was discovered he sent a text message or two that seemed to show an affinity for Hillary Clinton and simultaneous distaste for Trump.

Not exactly a background you’d want in a supposed unbiased investigator, right?

Well anyway, so off Strzok goes, into the good night, fired.

But as Jordan pointed out at Thursday’s hearing, and quite rightly so, the vast majority of Mueller’s hand-picked Trump take-down teammates — er, make that unbiased investigators — are Democratic donors. So why Strzok?

Why was Strzok — after all the leftist leanings he exhibited before being hired for Mueller’s team — why was he the one picked from all the bunches upon bunches of Democrat-loving Clinton and Barack Obama supporters working on this Russia collusion hunt to be the fall-guy for bias?

For a text message no less?

“Well here’s what I’m not getting. Peter Strozk is selected to be on Mueller’s team — after all this history, put on Mueller’s team — and then he’s removed for some pro-Clinton text messages,” Jordan said. “I mean there are all kinds of people on Mueller’s team who are pro-Clinton.”

Hmm. Good point, Mr. Jordan. Go on.

“If you kicked everybody off on Mueller’s team who was anti-Trump, I don’t think there’d be anybody left,” he said.

Right. And now for his main point: “It can’t just be some text messages … there’s got to be something more. And I’m trying to figure out what it is. But my hunch is, it has something to do with the dossier.”

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