But, Trump said something 30 years ago.
Police said on Sunday that no one has been charged in connection with an act of vandalism that left several cars marked with white spray paint outside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Bangor.
The investigation was ongoing Sunday and new information likely won’t be released until Monday, Sgt. Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department said.
In a statement released Saturday, a Bangor police spokesman said that officers were “seeking witnesses and reviewing video” in the criminal mischief case at the New York City billionaire’s us-against-them speech blasting “ a rigged system” at the Cross Insurance Center.
More than 20 cars parked between the Bangor Raceway and Buck Street were hit with lines of white paint. Attendees said the owners of some of the cars appeared to drive off without noticing the vandalism.
Paul Foster, a painter and Trump supporter from Eastbrook whose van was painted, said the rally “couldn’t have been more peaceful,” but he blamed the vandalism on Trump opponents, saying “there ain’t no thinking about it, I know so.”
“Why can’t they do a peaceful protest instead of painting cars, all of this, to make their statement?” he said.
It wasn’t just Trump supporters who were affected: A rental car driven by Tim Hanlon was painted. Hanlon, who is from California, was in town and he went to “see what this idiot had to say and should have known not to come around.”
Also vandalized was a Toyota Prius driven by Rye Powell of Bangor, a Republican student from the University of Maine who said he’s leaning toward supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton. Powell went to the rally because he often sees political candidates of all stripes speak.
One of these two (Ludke) was convicted in 2010 of threatening to kill a federal judge. The threat was made while Ludke was incarcerated in a federal prison. Why wasn’t he still in prison?
Two Wisconsin men have been arrested in San Angelo, Texas, on charges of providing material support to ISIS. The men were traveling to Mexico and allegedly had plans to travel on to Iraq or Syria.
Jason Michael Ludke, 35, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, an illegal alien who has been living in Wisconsin, were arrested on October 5 by Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones and a team of federal agents, according to Joe Hyde, president of San Angelo Live.
Sheriff Jones told Hyde he had received a warning from the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) that the two suspected ISIS recruits could be heading through his county in route to Mexico. After surveilling the two men for a short time, deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and FBI agents conducted a traffic stop and the two men were taken into custody.
Sheriff Green stated Ludke was detained on an outstanding warrant from Wisconsin. His traveling companion, Padilla-Conde, having been identified as an illegal alien, was held on immigration charges.
Information provided by the Department of Justice’s Eastern District of Wisconsin stated the two men were traveling to Mexico after having pledged their allegiance to ISIS. Their ultimate goal was to travel to Iraq or Syria and join up with the terrorist organization.
Ludke’s activities were discovered by the FBI when he contacted an undercover agent on Facebook. He sent the agent a friend request. The agent was assigned to monitor social media and search for ISIS recruiting activities. Shortly after the initial contact, the agent began instant messaging conversations with the suspect and learned of his plans. He told the agent he “wants to make “hijra” (or migration) away from “darul kufr” (Land of the Infidel)” Hyde reported.
Ludke, going by the Muslim names Muhammad Nassir, Muhammad Abdun Naasir Al-Hannafi, and Abuz Sayyaf, told an undercover agent he had “pledged his allegiance to the leader of ISIL (ISIS) (the purported “Caliph”), Al-Baghdadi,” according to the criminal complaint obtained by San Angelo Live. He reportedly pledged his love of Muslims and hatred towards infidels “for Allah’s sake.”
Update to this story.
From the emails:
QUESTION: You know affirmative action pretty much helps white women not people of color.
HILLARY CLINTON: That is not my understanding. That is certainly not my understanding. At all. I would be happy to look into it, but that is not my understanding. Now it may be, but in the original formulation, it was very much a help to African-Americans.
QUESTION: Right, and then because that language was not specific, it ultimately ended up benefiting white women.
HILLARY CLINTON: See I taught at the University of Arkansas Law School. And I taught a lot of black students who were admitted on affirmative action and who needed a lot of help. And I spent a lot of time helping them because they were smart, they were ambitious and they were poorly prepared.
But they were there and I worked as hard as I could to make sure they not only stayed there but they graduated. And they would not have been there but for affirmative action.
A transcript of a meeting Hillary Clinton held on October 9, 2015 with Black Lives Matter activists was including in the WikiLeaks release of John Podesta’s emails. It reveals a sometimes tense event during which Clinton said systemic racism is “the original sin of our founders.”
The October 2015 meeting was kept under wraps by the Clinton campaign, who withheld a list of attendees or quotes from the meeting. The day of the meeting Hillary tweeted out, “Racism is America’s original sin. To those I met with today, thank you for sharing your ideas.” This was in response to Aurielle Marie tweeting, “I want a president who will call racism ‘america’s cardinal sin’ IN PUBLIC. & not just a private meeting with young black radicals.”
The transcript of the meeting sent from Clinton staffer Varun Anand to various members on her campaign staff show that Hillary did indeed meet with “young black radicals.”
Toilet seats will be glued in the down position.
A state in Australia has launched an education programme designed to smash gender stereotypes and tackle the root causes of domestic violence.
The “respectful relationship” curriculum will be mandatory in all schools in Victoria from next year.
Students will explore issues around social inequality, gender-based violence and male privilege.
However, a report on a 2015 pilot trial accused it of presenting all men as “bad” and all women as “victims”.
Pay inequality, anger management, sexual orientation and the dangers of pornography will be among the topics explored by students in the programme, costing A$21.8m (£13.5m; $16.5m).
Primary school students will be exposed to images of both boys and girls doing household chores, playing sport and working as firefighters and receptionists.
The material includes statements including “girls can play football, can be doctors and can be strong” and “boys can cry when they are hurt, can be gentle, can be nurses and can mind babies”.
In high school, students will be taught the meaning of terms including pansexual, cisgender and transsexual and the concept of male privilege.
A guide for the Year 7 and 8 curriculum states: “Being born a male, you have advantages – such as being overly represented in the public sphere – and this will be true whether you personally approve or think you are entitled to this privilege.”
It describes privilege as “automatic, unearned benefits bestowed upon dominant groups” based on “gender, sexuality, race or socio-economic class”.
Year 11 and 12 students are introduced to the concept of “hegemonic masculinity” which “requires boys and men to be heterosexual, tough, athletic and emotionless, and encourages the control and dominance of men over women”.
Strange Tweets From Wikileaks…UPDATE: Wikileaks Claims Assange’s Internet Link Severed By ‘State Party’…
Twitter is all abuzz over the tweets, speculating on what they mean, with some even speculating they are ‘deadman’s keys’, that Assange is arrested or dead.
My sources are telling me best guess at this point is some sort of data integrity check for torrent files.
Apparently there’s more stuff that may be coming down the pike, including on John Kerry.
Kerry was meeting today with Boris Johnson (UK FCO).
Could this be the countermeasures against Russia announced by the Obama regime? Doesn’t of course say which ‘state’.
Receiving some word that it may have been the Ecuadorians who cut his internet. Apparently their agreement with him staying there involved not created issues or annoying them. Obviously the leaks are bringing down some pressure on Ecuador. That would explain why “Ecuador” is named in one of the tweets.
Will keep you updated as we hear information.
LOS ANGELES — An adorable rescue dog ordered up some In-N-Out “animal style” in Southern California.
Popeye The Foodie Dog has taken social media by storm, amassing more the 92,000 followers on Instagram.
The rescue pup and his owner Ivy Diep of Los Angeles seek out pet-friendly dining options and snap photos of him with delicious food.
Diep said she got the idea from a friend on their “Instagram dates,” where they’d try different restaurants and take pictures of the food.
“I would bring Popeye to any of the pet-friendly places, and we realized how good he was around food. He would sit still for photos,” Diep told ABC News during an interview.
Popeye often dresses up in themes while dining out, wearing hats, dress shirts, sweater vests and even glasses.
They want to criticize Trump for his alleged objectification of women, so what do they do? Objectify women and curse at Donald Trump. Well, that certainly lends to positive discussion…
I made that point to Lea DeLaria, she’s the person in the middle wearing the sunglasses, that aren’t you diminishing women by simply referring to them as vaginas? Her sweet response was how dare a straight white guy tell her about objectifying women or about oppression? She also called me a dick, a prick and an asshat.
I responded she had no idea whether I was straight, white, or a guy, but using that as an insult indicated how she was still reducing people to vaginas and dicks. Besides, I said, you haven’t even asked me my preferred pronoun.
She blocked me. It was a good day.
Let’s just look back, just slightly at who Chris Cillizza is not rooting for.
Can you guess?
There’s at least one other dinner I read about as well.
What ever happened to professional distance? Or couldn’t they resist the bribe of lobster risotto?
Needed to protect hunting and the Second Amendment.
Listed as Question 1 and Amendment 1, respectively, voters in Indiana and Kansas will have to vote up or down on adding a right to hunt and fish to their state constitutions.
The voter initiatives, which in the past have proven popular at the polls, would open up the state documents and install the constitutional right to hunt, fish, and trap subject to conservation laws while establishing public harvest by sportsmen as the preferred method of wildlife management. Lawmakers in both states approved the proposals by wide margins, sending them to the ballot.
“It’s up to Hoosiers to decide whether this is part of their heritage or not,” said Indiana Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, author of the proposed amendment in that state. “For me it is, and for the thousands of Hoosiers who hunt and fish, it’s an important part of who they are.”
If approved by voters, they would amend the respective state constitutions of each to preserve hunting and fishing as a basic right guaranteed by law. Doing so, proponents argue, will make it all that much harder to pass anti-gun legislation in those states in future years.
Similar measures have been advanced in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and New York this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. No less than 19 states have such language in their constitution, dating back to Vermont who included it in 1777. Most recently, Mississippi and Alabama both added it through the voter-driven amendment process in 2014.
Opposed to both measures are anti-hunting groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States, arguing it is unneeded.
“When people hear ‘right to hunt,’ they think somebody is trying to take it away,” said Midge Grinstead, Kansas’ HSUS director. “A state constitution is a sacred document, and we already have the right to hunt and fish, so why are we putting it in there?”
They’re fond of saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ isn’t a denial that other lives matter. Except I guess when it comes to clowns and anyone else they don’t like, which is pretty much everybody else.
Black Lives Matter activists have no chill. A rally called Clown Lives Matter set to take place in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday was cancelled abruptly last minute because of the organizers received a series of death threats.
Clown enthusiasts organized the rally as a reaction to the creepy clown movement that has been terrorizing people across the country. Think of it as the clown version of police outreach to the communities.
Well #BlackLivesMatter wasn’t having it. ABC reported that the organizer was flooded with death threats for even associating clowns with the same brand as group.
Progressives pointing out the ‘hysteria’ and ‘craziness’ of the Trump camp.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Sunday encouraged Donald Trump supporters to “monitor” polling stations on election day in order to make sure the election is “not stolen,” continuing the Republican presidential campaign’s spread of a unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
On ABC’s This Week, when host Martha Raddatz asked Gingrich if he thought Trump fans should monitor the polls, he responded, “They should.”
Trump recently told his supporters to sign up to become “election observers” to “watch your polling booths,” especially in “certain areas.”
Gingrich is the latest of Trump surrogates to publicly complain of the election being “rigged” against Trump, blaming the media’s focus on Trump’s treatment of women for the candidate’s slipping poll numbers. On Sunday, Trump himself said Saturday Night Live was part of the media conspiracy against him.
According to a poll released Sunday from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, Clinton is leading Trump by 11 points among likely voters on a ballot that includes third-party candidates.
“I think that without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary by 15 points,” Gingrich said Sunday.
“This is not about election officials at the precinct level, this is about last Friday when the networks spent 23 minutes on the Trump tape and less than one minute … on the Hillary Clinton’s secret speeches that were being revealed on WikiLeaks,” Gingrich said.[…]
Gingrich was not the only Trump supporter embracing conspiracy theories on the Sunday morning shows, with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani suggesting Democrats could steal the election by having dead people vote.
“Dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans,” Giuliani told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“You want me to [say] that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair?” Giuliani asked. “I would have to be a moron to say that.”
Via Free Beacon:
CNN host Don Lemon suggested Wednesday that a tape of Hillary Clinton laughing about the details of a 1975 child rape case she defended was not authentic.
He will be disappointed to learn his network has reported on the tapes of Clinton talking to journalist Roy Reed on numerous occasions. The Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman broke the story in 2014 when she discovered the tapes in archives at the University of Arkansas. CNN itself did a lengthy report on the subject, in addition to numerous panel discussions on the tapes.
When former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski brought up the case on Wednesday, including how Clinton argued the 12-year-old victim had fantasies for older men, Lemon eagerly said he was “glad” Lewandowski brought it up. The host produced fact-checks addressing a different element, regarding false claims that Clinton had laughed at the victim herself.
In the actual tape, Clinton recalled the “fascinating” case and how her client passed a polygraph, which “forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.” Clinton laughs while discussing this detail. She also laughed about preventing a “miscarriage of justice” by bringing in an expert from New York to cast doubt on the prosecution’s forensic evidence. The rapist eventually pleaded guilty to a minor charge.
Yes, it was her, and it wasn’t just that she laughed about getting him off. It was that she made claims against the victim under oath in the effort to undermine her and have her ordered to submit to a psychiatric examination:
Hillary submitted no evidentiary support for these assertions, didn’t even name by whom she had been ‘informed’, things that would be normal to support such a request. If they actually existed.
The victim, Kathy Shelton, claims that these were just lies, part of the effort to smear her.
The private Hillary.
Hillary Clinton is a supporter of the fossil fuel industry and a defender of fracking, and told a private meeting last year that extreme environmental activists need to “get a life,” according to new illegally obtained emails posted by WikiLeaks.
“[M]y view is I want to defend natural gas,” Clinton said in a transcript of a private meeting with a trade union last September that was sent to her campaign. The emails are from the hacked accounts of Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
“I want to defend repairing and building the pipelines we need to fuel our economy. I want to defend fracking under the right circumstances,” she said. “I want to defend this stuff.”
The popular notion of Clinton is that she is a political opportunist, and will say anything to get elected, comes across in her comments. But the emails also confirm what many, including GOP strategists, have known for a while: Clinton is far more of a moderate on environmental issues than some think when compared to her former rival Bernie Sanders.
On Friday, an industry campaign called Fracking for President responded to the email transcript. The campaign pretends that fracking, the method of drilling that injects sand and water underground to produce oil and natural gas, is a presidential candidate. The practice has made the U.S. the largest oil and gas producer in the world.
“I am honored to have Hillary Clinton’s endorsement at this crucial stage in our campaign,” said the imaginary presidential candidate Fracking in a statement issued by the pro-fracking campaign. “From the very beginning, we have focused on a positive vision for America: jobs, energy security, and cleaner air. Hillary Clinton is clearly committed to the same goals, which is why she said she wants to ‘defend Fracking,’ and that environmental critics of our work should ‘get a life.’ I wholeheartedly agree.”
According to the leaked transcript, Clinton told union members that her former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, represents the most radical environmentalists and their positions on fossil fuels and Climate Change, which she rejects.
“So you know Bernie Sanders is getting lots of support from the most radical environmentalists because he’s out there every day bashing the Keystone pipeline,” Clinton said. “And, you know, I’m not into it for that.”
“It’s illegal to possess these. It’s different for the media. So everything you’re learning about this, you’re learning from us.”
Really? Apparently Chris Cuomo didn’t learn much while at Fordham Law. Or more exactly, he wants to deceive you into thinking you can’t view them on your own.
Once they were released by Wikileaks, it’s the same as reading a newspaper or anything else on a news site. Nothing prohibits you from reading them legally directly from Wikileaks.
Cuomo got blowback on the internet after his above statement and today tried to backtrack with the following tweet.
She has lady parts.
Via Campus Reform:
This week, Fox News released a poll indicating the majority of Americans view Hillary Clinton as a positive role model.
Campus Reform wanted to see if this same sentiment rang true on college campuses, and if young voters could point to a major accomplishment that indicated Secretary Clinton makes for a good role model.
To find out, I went to Georgetown University and first asked students who they were planning to vote for in November, followed by whether they agreed with the findings of the poll.
After discovering the vast majority of students interviewed were Hillary Clinton supporters who agreed that she was a strong role model, I asked if they could point to a single accomplishment or experience which stood out to them.
It soon became abundantly clear that most of them could not.
“No, I cannot think of something off the top of my head,” responded one student, while another added “I wish I had a good answer for that honestly… I don’t.”