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  • Jeb Bush on Trump Charlottesville statement: 'This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence'

    08/16/2017 10:17:52 AM PDT · by conservative98
    Hill ^ | 08/15/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged President Trump on Tuesday to act as a voice for "moral clarity" and more forcefully reject racism and hate groups. In a series of tweets, Bush, who once battled Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, said the president should quit parsing blame for the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., on various groups and call instead for unity. This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence. 1/3 — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 16, 2017 I urge @POTUS to unite the country, not parse the assignment of blame for the events in Charlottesville. 2/3...
  • It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore

    08/16/2017 10:14:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2017 | Scott Greer
    If the Left takes follows the course of its own logic, then there’s one landmark they should want to blow up ASAP — besides Stone Mountain. It’s Mount Rushmore. All four presidents carved into stone on the mountain would be called white supremacists today. So it would make sense for our progressive nation to wipe them from the face of the landmark. Let’s start with Washington. He owned slaves. He approved the Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted citizenship to “free white men.” He also earned the nickname “Town Destroyer” from the Iroquois for he fought against Indian tribes. Jefferson...
  • The Curse Of Identity Politics

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08/13/2017 | Rod Dreher
    Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being. It’s time for straight talk about that. On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized. The president’s coy rhetoric, dancing around these people for fear of alienating them, has to end. (I don’t expect it to end, but others on the Right need to speak up to condemn him.) It is not enough for conservative politicians and thought leaders to condemn these incidents. In their rhetoric, they need to start criticizing...
  • California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    08/16/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Nature.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jeff Tollefson
    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The initiative, which is backed by California’s flagship universities, is in the early stages of development. If it succeeds, it will represent one of the largest US investments in climate research in years. The nascent ‘California Climate Science and Solutions Institute’ would fund basic- and applied-research projects designed to help...
  • FBI has 'reopened' case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records

    08/16/2017 10:06:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2017
    The FBI has "reopened" its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News. American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the development a “positive sign,” in an interview Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” Sekulow said the FBI sent him a letter saying it had reopened his Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the June 2016 meeting. At first, the FBI and DOJ said they did not have documents detailing the tarmac meet-up,...
  • 3M CEO Inge Thulin Just Became the 7th Executive to Leave Trump’s Manufacturing Council

    08/16/2017 10:05:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | 8/16/17 | Lisa Marie Segarra
    President and CEO of 3M, Inge Thulin, announced Wednesday he is leaving President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council. "I joined the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in January to advocate for policies that align with our values and encourage even stronger investment and job growth — in order to make the United States stronger, healthier and more prosperous for all people. After careful consideration, I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance these goals. As a result, today I am resigning from the Manufacturing Advisory Council," Thulin said in a statement posted to 3M's Twitter account.
  • Scarborough: Trump Officially the President of the White Nationalist Movement

    08/16/2017 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/16/17 | David Rutz
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough made his first appearance on "Morning Joe" this week Wednesday to light into President Donald Trump for his press conference that blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Scarborough said Trump was now officially the president of the white nationalist movement after Trump received praise from former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. "You had David Duke and other white nationalists actually praising the President of the United States for his words, and why not? He has now officially become the president … not only of America but also of the white nationalist movement,"...
  • Liberals Don't Like This Newly Discovered KKK Photo Of The 1924 Democratic Convention

    08/16/2017 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 6 replies
    I Have The Truth ^ | July 28 2017 | Scott Osborn
    The 1924 Democrat National Convention, also called the Klanbake, was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. Maybe this was where Democrat and former KKK member Robert Byrd got his start. This seems too crazy, even for liberals, to be true, but you can Google ‘Klanbake” and discover the authenticity of how involved the Democrat party has been involved with the KKK. Liberals Aren’t Liking This Newly-Discovered Photo Of The 1924 Democrat Convention… The Ku Klux Klan was resurrected after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith’s very popular motion picture...
  • Trump CEO Strategy Council Is Said to Be Disbanding After Exodus

    08/16/2017 10:03:37 AM PDT · by be-baw · 17 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | August 15, 2017 | Drew Armstrong
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  • Both Bush presidents condemn ‘racial bigotry’

    08/16/2017 9:56:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | By Bob Fredericks August 16, 2017 | 12:06pm | Bob Fredericks
    Former president George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush condemned hatred and bigotry on Wednesday — a day after President Trump incendiary comments further inflamed racial tensions in the US. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms,” the ex-presidents said in a statement issued from their vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine. “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms,” the ex-presidents said in a statement issued from their vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine. “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s...
  • Confederate statues today, book burnings tomorrow

    08/16/2017 9:46:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A crowd of ignorant protesters pulled down a bronze Confederate statue that stood before a county government building in Durham, North Carolina — the angry national backlash to the Charlottesville brouhaha over the Robert E. Lee monument. This is not how civil societies operate. And yet this is what the left has brought, and now cheers. What’s next — burning books with offensive content? Burning books written by those who used to own slaves? At the very least, museums will have to go
  • Black Charlottesville man says he was beaten by white supremacists in parking garage

    08/16/2017 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/14/17 | Jessica Chasmar
    A black Virginia man is speaking out after he says he was viciously attacked and beaten by white supremacists inside a Charlottesville parking garage during violent protests Saturday. Deandre Harris, 20, said he traveled to Emancipation Park to protest a white nationalist rally when a fight broke out. He said he was chased by a group of white men and beaten with metal poles as he lay helpless on the ground. Video posted by journalist Chuck Modiano, shared by Mr. Harris, showed a group of white men throwing objects at a black man on the ground and hitting him with...
  • University of San Francisco to host blacks-only student orientation

    08/16/2017 9:41:11 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/35536/ ^ | 08/15/2017 | Michelle Fortunato
    Program will ‘address the specific needs’ of black students The University of San Francisco this week is scheduled to host a segregated orientation dedicated to black students, a program that takes place in addition to its standard welcoming activities for all students. The Black Student Orientation is slated for Aug. 18, the day prior to the university’s New Student Orientation. The day-long event–billed as having been “designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the USF Black Experience”–will “address the specific and particular needs of African American/Black students at USF,” according to the school’s website....
  • Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’

    08/16/2017 9:40:19 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/11/2017 | Matthew Stein
    Anthropology course will explore ‘coming to terms with white identity’ Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness studies” and discuss the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness,” according to the course description. Citing pundits who say “the 2016 Presidential election marks the rise of white identity politics in the United States,” the upper-level anthropology seminar will draw “from the field of whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.” Questions to be posed throughout the semester include: “Does white identity...
  • College golf teams are representative of ‘white privilege,’ argues golfer

    08/16/2017 9:40:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/15/2017 | Daniel Payne
    It is easy for golfers to “turn a blind eye to [their] privilege,” athlete claims A professional athlete has identified an unexpected source of white privilege at our institutions of higher education: the back nine. “Golf is a perfect example of the world we live in terms of the haves and have nots,” writes Anya Alvarez at Salon. Alvarez writes of discovering “the white privilege in college sports” when she learned that less-popular sports (such as golf) are often bankrolled by a university’s football and basketball programs—“the labor,” she writes, “of African-American athletes on the football and basketball teams who...
  • Medieval Studies scholars deem field too white

    08/16/2017 9:40:14 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/15/2017 | Kathryn Hinderaker
    ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Medieval Studies’ A growing concern among Medieval Studies scholars is that the field is too dominated by white, male scholars who appreciate its link to Christian values and the fact that it’s been somewhat resistant to identity politics changes seen in other humanities departments. The issue has been compounded by the concern among Medieval Studies scholars that white supremacists and the alt-right have co-opted crusade themes in memes to push for violence against Muslims and people of color. Currently some scholars are planning a “Crusades and Alt Right” symposium this October to discuss the issue, an...
  • Quaint U.S. town: Man named 'Hussein' tries to behead police officer with sword

    08/16/2017 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/16/17 | Leo Hohmann
    A 46-year-old Somali refugee identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he was shot and killed. A spokesman for the police said two officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 6:38 p.m. Sunday about a man walking down Olympia Street near 10th Avenue armed with a sword. The two officers arrived on the scene at the same time in separate cars at about 6:40 p.m. One officer got out of his car to confront Hassan and police say the man started swinging the...
  • NC Gov: Allow Removal Of Confederate Statues Lest Protesters Get Hurt Pulling Them Down

    08/16/2017 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/15/17 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday night North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) called on the state legislature to grant counties, municipalities, and the state the ability to remove Confederate statues lest protesters get hurt pulling them down. NC adopted a law in 2015 that protects historical statues from being removed, and Cooper wants this law reversed. Cooper used a Facebook post to reference the way slaves were once kept in chains in the South. And he criticized the existence of Confederate monuments without mentioning that Southern slave-owners were Democrats and that the Confederacy was a Democrat nation. Rather, he said, “These monuments should...
  • Casually Worded CBS Article Depicts Ugly Truth: Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome

    08/16/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/16/2017 | by ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more sinister: using prenatal testing and abortion to systematically exterminate children with Down syndrome. This isn’t progress; it’s eugenics. Prenatal testing is optional in Iceland, but the government mandates that doctors notify women of that option. About 85 percent of expectant mothers undergo the test, and close to 100 percent of those women choose to...
  • University provides 87 different programs to fight bias on campus

    08/16/2017 9:27:23 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 08/16/2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Among them: ‘Bias crime reporting’ Fordham University requires new student affairs department employees to undergo “bias crime reporting and response” training, one part of a massive campaign at the institution called “Action Against Bias.” The training is among 87 different efforts spread across the school’s two campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan aimed at fighting bias at Fordham. Other efforts include a dinner for students-of-color only, social justice programming, talks on “whiteness,” discussions on preferred gender pronoun usage, “civility” training, “diversity peer leaders,” LGBTQ support, multicultural celebrations, a 12-step diversity program, talks on sexual identity, diversity-infused curriculums, role-playing workshops, and...