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Tuesday, 26 September

13:46

What Donald Trump is Doing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

David Brooks:

It has to be admitted that Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do.

He was not elected to be a legislative president. He never showed any real interest in policy during the campaign. He was elected to be a cultural president. He was elected to shred the dominant American culture and to give voice to those who felt voiceless in that culture. Hes doing that every day.

Whats troubling to me is that those who are the targets of his assaults seem to have no clue about what is going on. When they feel the most righteous, like this past weekend, they are actually losing and in the most peril. . . .

Trump is not good at much, but he is wickedly good at sticking his thumb in the eye of the educated elites. He doesnt have to build a new culture, or even attract a majority. He just has to tear down the old one.

Thats exactly what hes doing. Donald Trump came into a segmenting culture and he is further tearing apart every fissure. He has a nose for every wound in the body politic and day after day he sticks a red-hot poker in one wound or another and rips it open.

Day by day Trump is turning us into a nation of different planets. Each planet feels more righteous about itself and is more isolated from and offended by the other planets.

The members of the educated class saw this past weekends N.F.L. fracas as a fight over racism. They felt mobilized and unified in that fight and full of righteous energy. Members of the working class saw the fracas as a fight about American identity. They saw Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin try to dissuade Alejandro Villanueva, a three-time combat veteran, from celebrating the flag he risked his life for. Members of this class also felt mobilized, unified and full of righteous energy.
Scanning my Facebook feed last night it struck me that most liberals don't even realize that this fight over the national anthem is one they can't win. Trump picked this ground to fight on because he knows it is a winning issue for him. So long as Trump stands for AMERICA and liberals seem to be against it, he wins.

Trump wants this culture war. This is the battle he is ready for, and that he thinks he can win. As Bannon put it, Trump wants liberals to talk about race while he talks nationalism. Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, but scoundrel Trump knows a good refuge when he sees one.

If liberals want to hold power in this country, they need to change the subject back to issues that are winners for them: health care, infrastructure, not cutting taxes on the rich. And how about this one: treating everyone with respect. Because when we start calling football fans who booe...

13:30

Pay attention NFL: How Tim Tebow became the greatest value in minor league baseball "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He didnt do it by boycotting the National Anthem. If you dont know about the controversy surrounding Tebow kneeling in prayer (and doing and a pro-life commercial), read about it here. Turns out hes a big draw for minor league Continue reading

13:28

Summing up the Mood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I was reading a not terribly interesting essay about art and politics, when I stumbled across this:

The political situation is dire. Nothing really feels important right now unless it somehow connects to that situation.
Here, I thought, is the perfect statement of why liberals in particular can't stop repeating the same frantic screeds about Trump over and over again.

Hey, I'm interested in politics; I read about it every day, and write about it four or five times a week. But I have never thought that it is the most important thing, and I certainly don't think the election of Trump is the most important thing to happen lately. Trump is a symptom of our problems, not in himself a cause of anything. (Unless he starts a nuclear war, but I'm still betting he won't.)

We have much bigger problems than Trump: economic problems, drug problems; bitter social divisions, rusting bridges and crumbling roads, millions of people suffering from crippling anxiety and depression; large sections of our society feel completely divorced from the nation as a whole. We also have vast energy and creativity: technical miracles on every hand, astonishing science, a madly various effervescence of art and music, thriving subcultures of a thousand sorts, ten thousand schemes for making the world better. All of this matters more than Trump.

12:45

Its Time for Trump to Focus on Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The president really should be concentrating almost all his attention on foreign policy and domestic relief efforts. Puerto Rico needs the modern equivalent of the Berlin airlift, but this time on the scale not of a city but of a state or country.

Planning for something of this scale needs to start immediately because without it, the death toll in Puerto Rico will become unimaginable. The number of people who are out of money, food, water, fuel and critical medical supplies will grow every day. Many areas of the country are virtually inaccessible due to damaged infrastructure, obstructed roads, and lack of communications. There are people already suffering from lack of food and water, and starvation isnt far off.

We need new airstrips and all hands on deck to restore power. We need thousands and thousands of cargo flights, probably on an ongoing basis for the next year. We need vast amounts of equipment and manpower to operate it in order to clear debris, clear roads, and get things in a condition to where people can begin to rebuild. We need mobile medical teams that can move in and out of remote areas and evacuate those who will die without supervision.

Heres just one example of whats going on in Puerto Rico right now, and you can imagine how quickly it will get worse:

The 63-year-old mother, Maria Dolores Hernandez, had cotton stuffed in her ears to keep flies out, since her now screenless windows were letting all sorts of bugs in. The gray-haired diabetic woman spoke with her daughter about her worries: that she would run out of prescription drugs, that they were almost out of generator fuel to keep her insulin refrigerated and to run the fans at night. With all the heat, she feared that her ulcer would become infected

Aldea, who works as a secretary in the mayors office, is living with and taking care of her mother in the tiny room downstairs. Darangellie spends most of the days with a relative in town, but at night she sleeps with her mother. The child has asthma and needs to use a daily nebulizer treatment requiring her mother to turn on their generator at night. They have enough diesel to power the generator for one more day.

She has a half-tank of gas left and cant set aside the entire day that would be necessary to wait in line for more because she has to care for her daughter and mother. It doesnt help that driving to town for her job whic...

It's 1953 All Over Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Faced with a war against communists on the Korean peninsula that could not be won, the American people understandably had a great deal of confidence that the Supreme Allied Commander of World War Two, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, would be a trustworthy person to negotiate a difficult peace. Sixteen years later, facing a war against communists in Vietnam that could not be won, the American people understandably trusted a man who had built his political career on staunch anti-communism to use his secret plan to win the peace. It seemed unlikely that Richard M. Nixon would be weak in the negotiations. Whether you were Madly for Adlai or correctly saw Nixon for the man he actually was, in retrospect its easy to see why the American people voted the way that they did. I dont know if well ever feel that way about Donald J. Trump.

People have started comparing our current political environment to 1968 for some obvious reasons. The country seems more divided than it has been at any point since 1968. But the situation actually bears much more resemblance to 1953. Thats the year that the Republicans won the trifecta, and controlled both the White House and Congress for the first time since the rise of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. Its also the year that Eisenhower brokered the uneasy truce with North Korea that is currently under so much stress.

Looking back sixty-four years, through sixteen presidential elections, its easy to see the parallels to today. And we can also see how things worked out then and assess how likely it is that things will turn out as well in our own times.

The truce with North Korea has held and we did our part to make sure that South Korea became a case study of how our values could benefit the people more than the values espoused by Mao and Stalin. It wasnt a straight line, and South Korea struggled through its own dictatorships and oppression which we enabled and tolerated at the time. But, from where we stand today, we can be proud of what South Korea has become and proud that we sacrificed blood and treasure to make it possible. Eisenhower deserves credit for knowing when to stop fighting and how to negotiate a peace that would have endurance. Only a handful of knowledgable people think our current president is likely to navigate our current crisis with the same deftness, and literally no one thinks Trump carries the respect of the people or commands the deference of Eisenhower.

In Congress, things are also interesting. When Eisenhower became president, the New Deal had been ongoing for twenty years. Then, as now, the rightwing of the country expected that a Republican Congress and a Republican president would be able to roll it all back. But thats not how things worked out for the 83rd Congr...

Chewbacca Lives on Endor, You Must Acquit! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What Trump wants to talk about:

1. Black sports professionals who won't stand during the national anthem.

What Trump doesn't want to talk about:

1. Bob Mueller asking his staff for all kinds of documents.

2. His failure to get funding for his border wall.

3. His failure to repeal Obamacare.

4. His preferred candidate in the Alabama special election losing on Tuesday.

5. The fact that Puerto Rico has no power and may have no power for months and months.

I'd also like to point out that Trump doesn't want to talk about why some black athletes aren't standing for the national anthem. He's says it's lack of gratitude. He says it's disrespect. He doesn't say it's because a lot of police officers have gotten away with murder.

And, now, as of today, athletes of all colors aren't standing because they're protesting Trump and his racism and his disrespect.

He's a sick person, but his calculation isn't irrational. He's forcing a conversation on us where he unfortunately has the opportunity to benefit politically.

Trump thinks this is a win for him and so do some of his most influential supporters:

It could be that he's taken things too far now and miscalculated. That remains to be seen. But he can't distract Bob Mueller. He can't fake legislative victories that aren't forthcoming. Puerto Rico isn't going to fix itself. If Luther Strange loses on Tuesday, he's still going to look weak and stupid.

So, it's pretty clear that his plan is to continue to racially polarize the electorate while hiding behind the flag. It won't work forever. Hopefully, it has already stopped working.

Discuss

11:00

The Anti-Empire Report #151 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Cold War then. Cold War now.

The anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias in the American media appears to have no limit. You would think that they would have enough self-awareness and enough journalistic integrity - just enough - to be concerned about their image. But it keeps on coming, piled higher and deeper.

One of the latest cases in point is a review of a new biography of Mikhail Gorbachev in the New York Times Book Review (September 10). The review says that Gorbachev was no hero to his own people because he was the destroyer of their empire. This is how the New York Times avoids having to say anything positive about life in the Soviet Union or about socialism. They would have readers believe that it was the loss of the likes of Czechoslovakia or Hungary et al. that upset the Russian people, not the loss, under Gorbachevs perestroika, of a decent standard of living for all, a loss affecting peoples rent, employment, vacations, medical care, education, and many other aspects of the Soviet welfare state.

Accompanying this review is a quote from a 1996 Times review of Gorbachevs own memoir, which said: It mystifies Westerners that Mikhail Gorbachev is loathed and ridiculed in his own country. This is the man who pulled the world several steps back from the nuclear brink and lifted a crushing fear from his countrymen, who ended bloody foreign adventures [and] liberated Eastern Europe. Yet his repudiation at home could hardly be more complete. His political comeback attempt in June attracted less than 1 percent of the vote.

Thus is Gorbachevs unpopularity with his own people further relegated to the category of mystery, and not due to the profound social changes.

It should be noted that in 1999, USA Today reported: When the Berlin Wall crumbled [1989], East Germans imagined a life of freedom where consumer goods were abundant and hardships would fade. Ten years later, a remarkable 51% say they were happier with communism. 1 Earlier polls would likely have shown even more than 51% expressing such a sentiment, for in the ten years many of those who remembered life in East Germany with some fondness had passed away; although even 10 years later, in 2009, the Washington Post could report: Westerners [West Berliners] say they are fed up with the tendency of their eastern counterparts to wax nostalgic about communist times. 2 It was in the post-unification period that a new Russian and eastern Europe proverb was born: Everything the Communists said about Communism was a lie, but everything they said about capitalis...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Noah

What all Republicans, the majority of Democrats, and media hacks euphemistically and cynically call "Tax Reform," is obviously nothing of the sort. Only those who are eagerly susceptible to brainwashing would believe that real reform is what politicians have in mind with the lowering of their own tax rates and the lowering of the tax rates of those they spend all day picking up the phone and dialing for "contributions" from. Politics is a 24 hour cash exchange business. It's "you give me cash and I'll lower your personal and corporate tax rates, all nice and legal like." Yeah, nice and legal like in Columbia or Bolivia.

Perish the thought that we might each pay $2.00 a year to fund political campaigns, and perish the thought that we might actually put real, reasonable, and loophole-proof limits on the amount of money that a given politician can spend on his or her campaign. "Where's the fun in that," they would say. "What about all that cash I suddenly wouldn't have in my pocket?" "How would I pay for my hookers?"

As today's meme indicates, back in the 1950's, the tax rates made a lot more sense if one actually wanted to grow the economy and strengthen the country. What better way to have people buy the goods some corporation makes than to build a large middle class that has disposable income to spend on your products? None of that is what the majority of today's politicians are interested in. They are just along for the ride, and what a ride it is! They talk about "tax reform" and we pay for their fine dining and healthcare.

We also now have crumbling bridges and highways that increase the wear and tear on our cars, thus increasing the cost of our vehicle ownership when we have to replace tires, shock absorbers, and windshields far m...

08:42

CIA Officials Forced to Testify About Torture Program "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A lawsuit against the two psychologists who devised a CIA torture program reached another new milestone last month, as three victims asked a U.S. court to rule in their favor and to find that the psychologists were liable for aiding and abetting the illegal program. The ACLU has filed a motion asking the judge in []

08:38

Chinas Takeover of the Port of Piraeus in Greece "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In mid-2016 the Chinese ocean shipping company COSCO succeeded in acquiring a controlling stake in the Greek port of Piraeus. This was the culmination of more than a decade of preparation and prior part ownership, and it represents an important piece in the complex jigsaw of Chinas One Belt One Road internationalization strategy linking Europe []

08:32

U.S. citizens must know what their government is doing with the tax dollars "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jennifer Harbury talking: when my husband was captured alive by the Guatemalan Army the CIA notified the White House the State Department and numerous other U.S. agencies six days after his capture in 1992 saying what an amazing prisoner. Hes very important. He probably has a great deal of very important information and the army []

08:31

Opponents to Burying Nuclear Waste in Clay Atop a Geothermal Source Raided By French Police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Residents near the proposed French nuclear waste facility in Bure France have demonstrated that within 16 minutes the argillite clay of this high level nuclear storage site dissolves into gravel clumps. This is because it is hard materials held together by soft materials. If that isnt insane enough, it is also on top of a geothermal resource site, apparently a hot springs. So, nuclear waste, clay and hot springs! As there are well-known hot springs within the region, including at Nancy, it shouldnt come as a complete surprise.
Streetview Bure France
Google Streetview of Bure, France (Images saved Jan. 2015.) Note anti-nuclear house and how much the lab and proposed nuclear waste dump has done (NOT) for Bures economy, as illustrated in the housing.

Cows near Bure-lAndra. The French government is picking on a poor rural area with apparently little voting or economic clout.
...

08:27

Historian Details Stalins War Against Ukraine: I Believe It Was Genocide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the late 1980s [came the Chernobyl disaster] and immediately afterward many Ukrainians began saying, Look, this is something that has happened to us before. We had this famine disaster and that was also kept secret. People began speaking again about the famine right at the time when Ukrainian independence became something that was possible again. Although I think there are other reasons why Ukraine sought independence, it was an important motivation for people, a memory of something terrible that had happened and that had been silenced. One of the motivations for people to begin speaking again about Ukraine and Ukrainian sovereignty was to talk once again about the famine. (Historian Anne Applebaum cited below in RFERL interview).

Photo of Famine victims in Ukraine from Muss Russland Hungern? [Must Russia Starve?], published by Wilhelm Braumller, Wien [Vienna] 1935.
...

08:14

What Does War Generate? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

At an April, 2017 Symposium on Peace in Nashville, TN, Martha Hennessy spoke about central tenets of Maryhouse, a home of hospitality in New York City, where Martha often lives and works. Every day, the community there tries to abide by the counsels of Dorothy Day, Marthas grandmother, who co-founded houses of hospitality and a []

06:52

Google funded think-tank fired google critics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Barry Lynn, the critic of monopolies fired this week from the New America Foundation, insisted in emails to his superiors that pressure from Google got him and his Open Markets program terminated. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the think tanks CEO, has denied that Google played any role in Lynns termination from the think tank. source theintercept.com []

06:47

Protest against hydropower plant in Sumatra "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dozens of indigenous people gathered in a village in western Indonesia last month to protest against the development of a planned 510-megawatt hydroelectric dam that threatens to evict them from land they hold sacred. The protest, which took place Aug. 24 in Luat Lombang village of North Sumatras Sipirok subdistrict, turned sour as violence erupted []

06:43

CNN Political Contributor: Trump is White Supremacist Treats Blacks People Like Slaves (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is CNN
CNN Political Contributor offered some thoughtful commentary on Monday.

Keith Boykin called President Trump a white supremacist in the White House because he supports standing for the national anthem.

Yeah, thats totally reasonable and unbiased analysis.
Unreal.

Keith Boykin: We have a white supremacist as the President of the United States. Hes encouraging white supremacy, and the fact is Hes playing the plantation politics. He thinks apparently that he is a slave master of black people in the NFL, of black people in the country.

Via Daily Wire:

The post CNN Political Contributor: Trump is White Supremacist Treats Blacks People Like Slaves (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

06:31

Dehumanizing effect of caste system is everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Paul Divakar, founder of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR)

06:20

September 26th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #250 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:17

EXPOSED: @Twitter Censors Citizen Journalist Who Confronted @HillaryClinton #WeHappened "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Twitter censored the account of citizen journalist Jefferson Lee, who confronted failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday at her book-signing event in Chappaqua, New York. 48 hours after Lee posted the video, in which he tells Clinton that her husband Bill is in fact a rapist, the social media website notified him that he []

The post EXPOSED: @Twitter Censors Citizen Journalist Who Confronted @HillaryClinton #WeHappened appeared first on GotNews.

06:15

Tuesday September 26th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:01

Whats Freedom? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The truth shall set you free. Jesus Christ

The truth, as Jesus demonstrated, is not conceptual but perceptual. That is, it is embodied, not abstract knowledge. The truth can only be discovered through living life, not through mastering a mental precept about life. All life is lived in imitation of another. We imitate enemies, friends, coworkers, parents, spouses, children, fantasy characters.

Why do so many people  you know get positively consumed with what the president says or does? It is because many of them are magnetically attracted to the presidential officeholder as an avatar in which they themselves subsume their identity. If the avatar resonates with them, a sense of tribal loyalty glues them in a collective union with his every utterance and choice. If there is dissonance between ones self-image and the avatar of the president, it creates great psychological stress as if a mirror is shining sunlight directly into your face every time the discordant figure speaks or appears.

If people do not imitate the president, either agreeing with whatever he does or being outraged by whatever he does, they will glue themselves to other figures in culture: tv stars, pop idols, football heroes, public intellectuals, we cannot escape the gravitational pull of powerful models beckoning us by their every action and word to become them.

You are the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul told his followers. Modern persons scoff at such quaint ideas meanwhile moving their legs and mouths and ears as the body of Trump, the body of Lady Gaga, the body of Dad, the body of Rivalrous Coworker, unaware of the real model of the desires that burn in their hearts but never seem to be quenched.

Time to buy old US gold coins

Today, a person of modern sensibilities voraciously devours a 600 page biography recounting the life and meaning of Steve Jobs because he invented things like the Ipod and the studio that brought us Toy Story. In studying the life of this late visionary, they hope to some how draw some of his essence into their own life. To imitate his insight and passion in a way that opens up a sense of satisfaction in our own activities and dreams.

Why not imitate Jesus? Why does this name make us so dumb or angry? Either we wrap him up quickly into a mental object we think we can possess. Or we insolently dismiss the mere mention of his name as some type of affront to our mastery of reason, freedom, and self-determination.

If not God, he is the greatest man who ever lived.

His life still splits the way we count time. Empires, hospitals, the greatest scientific discoveries, economic system...

Sensational Gains for Insurgent AfD in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is a phenomenon that economists and psychologists can hardly explain when almost 50 million people in a country invest their time and thought to influence the election result with their votes by as much as 0.000002 percentage points. And some moral philosophers are perplexed by the conclusion that all these voters probably think that they can, on the grounds of their legitimization of the states compulsory monopoly, tamper in the daily life of their neighbours, and also be allowed to plunder them by means of taxes and dues, as well as to command and surveil them. This hubris can only be explained in religious categories and thus by the modern belief of the masses in the holy state and God of democracy, the God that failed.

Instead of voting for political thimbleriggers, the heretical author of these lines preferred to use the time to prepare the following article and to analyze what 50 million Germans have on September 24th once again perpetrated with their aggregated ballot markings.

Its finally over. At last. For many voters this unique election campaign was, in the end, not really bearable any longer. On the one hand, it was less exciting than ever before we have all known for many months that Angela Merkel would remain Chancellor and that she would be able to choose one or more smaller coalition partners from the bloc parties SPD, FDP and Greens allied with the state party CDU-CSU. In another way, however, this election campaign has also been more exciting than ever before  due to a new, up-and-coming, only real opposition party, the AfD. This party has for many months been treated so unfairly by the establishment in media, politics, culture, churches, trade unions and other associations as well as by the affiliated antifa storm troopers on the street, that only ignorant people without a heart could still choose the party bloc that is engaged in these incitements against dissenters. And now we know it about 73.1 percent of voters in Germany (who voted for the CDU-CSU-SPD-FDP-Green Unity Front) apparently have neither heart nor mind. In western Germany, it is estimated that this figure is as much as ten percent higher, and in the new federal states with more experience of socialism, it is 15 to 20 percent lower. We will have to wait for the exact figures.

Time to buy old US gold coins

Voter turnout in 2009 had reached an historical low point at 70.8 percent and, contrary to expectations, did not rise. People are more politicized than they have been for a long time. And also polarized: the Bundestag elections show that Germany like the US and many other western countries is deeply divided. Between West and East. Between urban and rural environments. Between establishment and...

How To End the Korean Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The descent of US/North Korea crisis to the level of schoolyard taunts should be remembered as one of the most bizarre, dangerous, and disgraceful chapters in US foreign policy history.

President Trump, who holds the lives of millions of Koreans and Americans in his hands, has taken to calling the North Korean dictator rocket man on a suicide mission. Why? To goad him into launching some sort of action to provoke an American response? Maybe the US president is not even going to wait for that. We remember from the Tonkin Gulf false flag that the provocation doesnt even need to be real. We are in extremely dangerous territory and Congress for the most part either remains asleep or is cheering on the sabre-rattling.

Now we have North Korean threats to detonate hydrogen bombs over the Pacific Ocean and US threats to totally destroy the country.

Time to buy old US gold coins

We are told that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a madman. Thats just what they said about Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, and everyone else the neocons target for US military action. We dont need to be fans of North Korea to be skeptical of the war propaganda delivered by the mainstream media to the benefit of the neocons and the military industrial complex.

Where are the cooler heads in Washington to tone down this war footing?

Making matters worse, there is very little understanding of the history of the conflict. The US spends more on its military than the next ten or so countries combined, with thousands of nuclear weapons that can destroy the world many times over. Nearly 70 years ago a US-led attack on Korea led to mass destruction and the death of nearly 30 percent of the North Korean population. That war has not yet ended.

Why hasnt a peace treaty been signed? Newly-elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in has proposed direct negotiations with North Korea leading to a peace treaty. The US does not favor such a bilateral process. In fact, the US laughed off a perfectly sensible offer made by the Russians and Chinese, with the agreement of the North Koreans, for a double freeze the North Koreans would suspend missile launches if the US and South Korea suspend military exercises aimed at the overthrow of the North Korean government.

So where are there cooler heads? Encouragingly, they are to be found in South Korea, which would surely suffer massively should a war break out. While US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was bragging that the new UN sanctions against North Korea would result in a ne...

Libertarianism Wins Hands Down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Review of Nathan W. Schlueter and Nikolai G. Wenzel, Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? The Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate (Stanford Economic and Finance, 2017), xii + 215 pgs., paperback.

I remember reading Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative-Libertarian Debate when the revised and updated edition, edited and with an introduction by George Carey, was published back in 1998. So did Nathan Schlueter and Nikolai Wenzel, authors of the new book Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? The Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate. The authors acknowledge that Careys superb collection of essays prompted them to write their more systematic book (p. ix).

Schlueter, a conservative, is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2005. He has a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas. He first encountered libertarian ideas during a postdoctoral fellowship at Liberty Fund in 2000, where he read the works of James Buchanan, Murray Rothbard, Fredrich Hayek, and Wilhelm Roepke (p. 4).

Wenzel, a libertarian, is a Research Fellow at the University of Paris Law Schools Center for Law and Economics. He formerly taught economics at Hillsdale College. He has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He is a former (and disillusioned) Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department. Although he once considered conservative thought as the only obvious alternative to the social democracy of his youth, he found it dissatisfying, as it was still too willing to use the state to advance its own purpose (p. 4).

Time to buy old US gold coins

The authors first met at a Hillsdale College faculty meeting in the winter of 2007 (p. 3). Their ensuing discussion and friendship led to two popular courses on the libertarian-conservative debate and eventually to this book (p. 3). The authors held a debate on conservatism and libertarianism at Hillsdale College in December of last year and a discussion about their new book in Washington, D.C., in February of this year.

Unlike Freedom and Virtuewhich was a not a debate between one or more conservatives and corresponding libertarians but just a collection of essays written from 1960 to 1995 on the relationship between conservatism and libertarianismSelfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? is a real debate with interactio...

The Real Constitution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The real U.S. Constitution, which was scrapped long ago, does not permit judges to be its final interpreters, executive orders, coercion of the people of a State by the federal government, delegation of control of the currency to a private banking cartel, the subsidy of private corporations, or calling the militia to active service except in case of invasion or rebellion and at the request of the State.

The Constitution should have been reverently buried long ago. Except that its rotting corpse provides lucrative pickings for lawyers and pseudo-respectable cover for power seekers. The central government has no check on its power that is not determined by the politicians in control of its various branches. They seldom check each other but frequently check the people and the States. The 14th Amendment, illegitimately promulgated in the wake of Lincolns revolution, has provided power seekers with everything they need to fulfill their limitless ambitions.

The Constitution died when Abraham Lincoln decided to treat the solemn constitutional acts of the people of eleven states as mere combinations of lawbreakers to be destroyed by the force at the command of the party in control of the federal executive. One may celebrate or abhor that fact, but fact it is. And Lincoln so acted even though in the election that brought him to power, 60 per cent of the people had voted against a policy of coercion.

The document that was designed to provide specified operational powers to a federal government was changed into an unappealable instrument of power. There is a great unnoticed peculiarity in the name of this country. Before Lincoln, United States was a pluralin all laws, treaties, proclamations, and in the Constitution itself. It was a Constitution FOR the United States of America. And while Americans sometimes referred to a common identity as a nation, their common government was usually referred to as the Union or the general government.

Time to buy old US gold coins

We now assume that the Constitution is something to be interpreted by constitutional lawyers, especially those on the federal bench. Constitutional lawyers busy themselves with emanations and a living document, or else they talk about stare decisis and original intent. Usually they cite original intent from The Federalist, a series of deceitful essays put forward by the defeated centralist party in the Philadelphia Convention, which was never ratified by any people. The original intent of the real Constitution can only be interpreted by the intentions of the people of the States who ratified (gave their consent) and thus made the document valid. Their intentions were made clear when they rati...

War Is a Racket "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The subject is North Korea.  An interesting conversation at the John Batchelor Show: Gordon Chang, in discussing a piece he wrote at the Daily Beast regarding North Korea and the seeming inevitability of war; I paraphrase the concluding remarks:

Thaddaeus McCotter: let me be sure I understand you: there are means at our disposal to pressure communist China to stop their client state from developing nuclear weapons and generally being a rogue state, but there seems to be a lack of political will [within the US] to do that so instead they are willing to risk American soldiers lives to stop him?

I will interject the number of American soldiers lives at risk will be a rounding error in this one.  More numerous will be the lives of millions, if not tens of millions of Koreans, potentially Japanese, and depending on how far things go, all of us.

Gordon Chang: that is 100% accurate description of my feelings right now.  The threshold for war is lower than the threshold for taking effective non-kinetic actions in stopping North Korea.

He speaks of taking on the Bank of China, etc.  But American business interests are not supportive of such steps.

McCotter sums it up: from the Leninist / communist China point of view, they believe that greedy capitalists care more about money than the lives of their soldiers, and God forbid we prove them right!

The last part, a direct quote, with disdain in his voice.

But he is right. It has always been true. Ask General Smedley Butler.

Time to buy old US gold coins

Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.

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Multiculturalism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

Theres a lot to complain about in this deranged republic if it even still is one  but the burdens of being a multimillionaire football player would not be at the top of my list.

Personally, I find it a little peculiar that we have to play the national anthem before any sporting event. All it really shows is how insecure we are as a nation that we have to display our love of country in this obsessive manner.

Same with congressmen and their stupid flag lapel pins, or the flag in front of Dennys chain restaurants. Are eaters of the lumberjack slam so disoriented when they leave the place that they need to be reminded what country theyre in? Oh, look hon, were in the USA after all.

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What burns my ass is seeing baseball players in camo uniforms, as if they were an extension of the US military. Whats up with that? Is San Diego suddenly a theater of war? And why do US soldiers need to wear camo uniforms when shopping for eyeglasses? There used to be a distinction between battle dress and what you wore the rest of the time, even during a world war. And why on earth is it necessary to fly Air Force fighter jets over the stadium before the Super Bowl? Who authorizes the spend for that? Who are we trying to scare?

Of course, this new gale of ill-feeling stirred up by our intemperate president, the Golden Golem of Greatness, is driven by the oceanic currents of racial animus that are drowning the country more ruinously than the recent spate of hurricanes. The #Take the Knee campaign was already there, and getting hotter, even before Mr. Trump chimed in. At least he didnt issue the usual sort of vapid nostrum about diversity and all of us getting along. In his blunt, blundering way, he may force the nation to clarify exactly what the beef is.

Surely its not about the woes of professional athletes. They are representing the grievances of a different realm in black America, perhaps the places they came from, the city ghettos or the rural backwaters of Dixieland, or maybe even boring black suburbs like Prince George County, Maryland. And the lingeri...

The Monetary Sun "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For millennia, people believed that the sun revolved around the earth, appearing, as it did, on the eastern horizon in the morning and setting on the western horizon in the evening.

Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos is generally credited with the concept that the universe is heliocentric, with all the planets revolving around the sun. Yet it took a further eighteen centuries before Nicolaus Copernicus came along and convinced people that this was the case.

So, we can be forgiven if we educated modern-day people sometimes have difficulty in understanding that gold is the monetary sun.

Even those of us who have been tracking golds progress for decades frequently give in to the ease of quoting golds value in terms of fiat currencymost commonly in US dollars.

And yet, we have it the wrong way round. Gold is in fact the centre of the economic universe, and all the fiat currencies (including cryptocurrencies) revolve around gold.

But, isnt this an exercise in hair-splitting? After all, does it really matter whether we acknowledge orocentricity? Doesnt it amount to the same thing?

Well, no, it doesnt. For those of us who deal frequently (or entirely) in US dollars, there would be an inclination to say that, for more than four years, gold has been essentially stagnant, varying no more than $200 an ounce. But, during that time, the US dollar has risen against major currencies. Although the price of gold has risen in this period, the US dollar has risen more.

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More to the point, this has been no accident. A major effort has existed to repeatedly knock down the value of gold in relation to the dollar. This is only possible in an environment in which public faith in the banking system and the stock market remain high. As soon as those two confidence bubbles burst, the dollar will decline rapidly in relation to gold, and gold will once more return to its intrinsic value, just as it has done time and time again for over 5,000 years.

Its interesting to note that, throughout history, banks and governments have fiddled with the value of currencies, from the devaluation of the denarius in ancient Rome, through the increased mixture of copper in the coins, to the successful introduction of paper currency in China in the seventh century. (The practice later took off in Europe in the seventeenth century and continues today.)

Over the millennia, mankind has used cattle, tobacco, seashells, even tulips as currency, yet each of these has failed at some point. More importantly, all paper currencies that have ever existed, except the current ones, have not only...

Forget Taxes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

$60 Billion plus is the U.S. dollar equivalent to how much Bitcoin is currently in circulation. That amount of money would keep the Estonian government running at current expenditures for almost 60 years.

$60 billion is more than double Estonias Gross Domestic Product.

So what if Estonia released a cryptocurrency that was that successful? Its not a stretch to think the first government-sponsored crypocurrency would do as well or better than Bitcoin. It would still have to be structured properly on the blockchain with secure technology. But the legitimacy an actual country and government could give to a digital cryptocurrency is immense.

Just from the money Estonia made off a Bitcoin level token offering, they wouldnt have to charge taxes anymore. The country could become a bastion of unprecedented wealth, as every investor and business in the world would want to move to a zero tax rate jurisdiction.

The idea has been floated to start a digital currency based on the Estonia e-residency program.

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But the idea is still in the infant stages, not an official government proposal as some rumors indicated. The confusion came from the fact that the Managing Director of Estonias e-residency program Kaspar Korjus posted an article discussing the possibility of a government-backed cryptocurrency.

This would enable Estonia to invest in new technologies and innovations for the public sector, from smart contracts to Artificial Intelligence, as well as make it technically scalable to benefit more people around the world. Estonia would then serve a model for how societies of the future can be served in the digital era

As with e-Residency however, the longer term opportunities could be far greater and possibly beyond anything we can currently comprehend.

In time, estcoins could also be accepted as payment for both public and private services and eventually function as a viable currency used globally.

I would call their current online services a beta program. They are still figuring out exactly who wants their services and why.

E-residency currently costs $50. It allows e-residents from Estonia and abroad to open an e-business all online. It is basically a package of online tools for people who want to do international business more easily. It is still somewhat limited, but their list of...

The Shorter Your Sleep "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question What do you do? At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new acquaintance will inevitably cling to him like ivy. On an aeroplane, it usually means that while everyone else watches movies or reads a thriller, he will find himself running an hours-long salon for the benefit of passengers and crew alike. Ive begun to lie, he says. Seriously. I just tell people Im a dolphin trainer. Its better for everyone.

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Walker is a sleep scientist. To be specific, he is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute whose goal possibly unachievable is to understand everything about sleeps impact on us, from birth to death, in sickness and health. No wonder, then, that people long for his counsel. As the line between work and leisure grows ever more blurred, rare is the person who doesnt worry about their sleep. But even as we contemplate the shadows beneath our eyes, most of us dont know the half of it and perhaps this is the real reason he has stopped telling strangers how he makes his living. When Walker talks about sleep he cant, in all conscience, limit himself to whispering comforting nothings about camomile tea and warm baths. Its his conviction that we are in the midst of a catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic, the consequences of which are far graver than any of us could imagine. This situation, he believes, is only likely to change if government gets involved.

Walker has spent the last four and a half years writing Why We Sleep, a complex but urgent book that examines the effects of this epidemic close up, the idea being that once people know of the powerful links between sleep loss and, among other things, Alzheimers disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and poor mental health, they will try harder to get the recommended eight hours a night (sleep deprivation, amazing as this may sound to Donald Trump types, constitutes anything less than seven hours). But, in the end, the individual can achieve only so much. Walker wants major institutions and law-makers to take up his ideas, too. No aspect of our biology is left unscathed by sleep deprivation, he says. It sinks down into every possible nook and cranny....

US Military Develops New Microchips "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Killer robots of the future will need more powerful chips to allow them to process vast amounts of data.

The US military has now announced it is investing $900 million (665 million) on advanced materials and technologies to make these processors a reality.

It hope its efforts will enable the 50 years of growth in micro-processing power to continue over the coming century.

This will allow for the creation of advanced AI systems, ranging from killing machines to cars, planes and other autonomous technology.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys (DARPA) Electronics Resurgence Initiatives will create six new programs over the next four years.

These are aimed at ensuring the predictions made by Moores law, which have governed the increases in microchip processing power, will continue to apply to chip development.

Three areas will be focused on, materials and integration, circuit design, and systems architecture.

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The project will see $75 million (55 million) spent each year on each of these research and development aims.

Bill Chappell, director of the Agencys Microsystems Technology Office, said: Moores Law has guided the electronics industry for more than 50 years.

Moores Law has set the technology community on a quest for continued scaling and those who have mastered the technology to date have enjoyed the greatest commercial benefits and the greatest gains in defense capabilities.

The current trajectory is straining commercial and defense developments.

Gordon Moore was one of the giants of the microelectronics revolution and was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel.

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Ketosis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat, rather than sugar, for energy. Your body shifts into ketosis when your blood sugar is low, and the glycogen in your muscles has been depleted. Typically, this happens when you eat a low carb diet or fast from food altogether for a prolonged period. Ketosis is usually heralded as a fast and effective way to lose body fat. Research suggests that ketosis may positively affect health in other ways, as well.

How Does Ketosis Work?

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Normally, your body is powered by sugar from carbohydrates, a macronutrient. However, if you drastically limit your intake of carbs, your body will tap into its sugar reserves, called glycogen. Once those are used up, a process that takes about three days, your liver begins to metabolize fat. This process is known as ketogenesis, and it produces ketones. Ketones are byproducts of fat metabolism that your body can use as an alternative form of energy.[1] One technical side notesome components of your body require a very small amount of sugar, but your body can produce that small amount of sugar by itself in a process called gluconeogenesis.[2]

The Ketogenic Diet

For your body to shift into ketosis, you must consume almost no carbohydrates. There are a couple of ways to limit your carb intake. One is through various types of fasting; another is by following a ketogenic diet.

The ketogenic diet is high in fat (70-80% of your daily calorie intake), low in protein (15-20%), and very low in carbohydrates (5-10% with no more than 20-30 grams of carbs per day).[3] There are different variations of the ketogenic diet, but, in general, it consists of low carb vegetables like leafy greens (not starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn) and healthy sources of fat and protein like nuts, seeds, avoc...

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A Real Time Look Back Into DIY San Francisco Punk Rock "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




I have a vague recollection that this happened. The first part of this video above was a TV show I apparently taped with KTVU icons Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan in the early 80s in San Francisco about the punk rock scene. Someone sent it to me Friday. (And, no, that was not John Amato shouting "Howie" when I came out on the set. This was decades before we ever met. Does sound like him though.) It looks like they put makeup on me. Eventually I stopped allowing that when I went on TV but this early in my show biz career. Here's a picture of me from back in those days-- without the makeup; I'm the one on the right, at the KSAN studio with Chris Knab, my 415 Records and radio show partner, and a couple of Sex Pistols, Steve Jones and Paul Cook:


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"It's An God!)@^^ Imbarasment." - Washington Post Editors Slam Own Papers #AwanBrothers "Puff Piece." "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by Investigative Bureau, True Pundit
 

There is infighting among editorial hierarchy at The Washington Post about its only in-depth story about the expanding Imran Awan and Hina Alvi investigation, according to sources.

The story was apparently put together with the cooperation of Awans lawyer Chris Gowen and sweeping legal team. No FBI sources are quoted in a story dealing with a federal investigation. And more than one news veteran at the Post agreed the end result was a puff piece that stinks like a cheap press release written by a first-year Congressional flak.

I dont care if the guy is guilty or not, said one Post editor. But lets tell the story, the entire story based on what the public already knows. We didnt do that. I think we tried to create another story.
Its a goddam embarrassment.

Oh, we forgot to mention Awans attorney is a long-time campaigner for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Lets start with the basics.

Awan and Alvi, husband and wife, were indicted on bank fraud and financial crimes on August 17, but federal agents believe this case is much larger than mortgage-related crimes. There is growing evidence, for instance the Awans could have sold classified information to foreign governments outside the United States. Then there is growing talk that the Awans may have blackmailed Congress with damaging emails and photos. FBI sources also believe someone in Congress tipped the Awans off months before their grand jury indictment.

Awan and Alvi were charged in a four-count indictment charging the couple for defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union, making false statements and illegal money transfers to Pakistan. The Awans, along with two brothers, worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and dozens of other Democratic members of Congress, performing IT work.

The Washington Post didnt even get...

05:27

Awesome! Top Endurocross Riders Stop Bikes and Stand at Attention for National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally in Alabama.

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attacked Trump after his remarks saying the presidents comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.

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The AMA National Super Endurocross race in Reno, Nevada, was held on Saturday night.

Before the race the top two factory riders removed their helmets, got off their bikes and covered their hearts during the national anthem.

Cody Webb and Colton Hacker stopped their bikes and stood for the national anthem.

...

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Sad. Army Ranger Says He Made a Mistake Standing For National Anthem Without His Team (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he noticed Villanueva during a preseason game because of the way he stood during the National Anthem, according to an article in NFL.com.

Imagine being Villanueva. He fought for this country and then has to play side by side with teammates who blatantly disrespect his service and the flag.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the team lost on Sunday that he did not want Army Ranger veteran Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem.

Villanueva captured the hearts of Americans on Sunday after photos and videos of the former Army Ranger standing for the National Anthem in the tunnel all by himself went viral.

ESPN is reported that over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear has been ordered than any other player!

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Villanueva said in a presser Monday afternoon that he made a mistake standing for the national anthem without his team.

He said that he made his coach and the Steelers look bad because he decided to stand for the National Anthem rather than be in the locker room with the rest of the team.

Was he pressured to say this? That remains to be seen.

The only people who made the coach and team look bad is Mike Tomlin and the ungrateful players who keep protesting the national anthem. Shame on Villanueva...

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Trump AND America are White Supremacist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trump AND America are White Supremacist

bruce Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:17

BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley said its silly to debate whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist, or not. Yes, Trump is racist, said Kimberley, but 60 million people voted for him. Racism pays political dividends in the U.S. We should spend our time talking about obvious evidence of white supremacy in the entire system, she said.

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Johnny Reb's Revenge "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Johnny Reb's Revenge

bruce Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:10

Takiyah Thompson and other defendants await trial on felony charges, in Durham, North Carolina, for tearing down the statue of a Confederate soldier. The 22 year-old student and Workers World party activist had this to say about the county sheriff that arrested the protesters: Policing is a white supremacist institution.

04:35

Under Cover of Graham-Cassidy, Senate GOP Moving to Gut Major CFPB Rule "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the middle of a consequential week for the future of American health care, Senate Republicans are hoping to sneak through a controversial nullification of a key rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Republican leaders are whipping to secure the votes to overturn a rule CFPB finalized in July, which would protect financial companies from class-action lawsuits and deny consumers a day in court. The rule is among the most consequential actions the CFPB has taken since its founding.

An added wrinkle here: executives for both Wells Fargo and Equifax, both accused of ripping off millions of consumers, will testify in Senate committees next week. Both companies have used arbitration clauses in an attempt to deny consumers access to the courts. By getting the arbitration vote out of the way before the hearings, Republicans can avoid having to hand a gift to financial companies while Wells Fargo and Equifax sit squarely in the public spotlight. With Obamacare repeal sucking up all the oxygen, this week offers a perfect cover.

This rush toward a vote in the Senate is a cynical attempt to roll back an important consumer protection before anyone gets straight answers from Equifax and Wells Fargo about the damage theyve done to the financial lives of millions of Americans, said Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, recently told financial industry lobbyists at a dinner in Washington that he planned to bring the bill to the floor as soon as he had the votes, according to a Republican at the dinner.

The CFPBs rule bars consumer financial contracts from including clauses that force disputes into an arbitration proceeding, instead of allowing customers to join together with others in a class-action l...

04:33

Steve Bannon: I Wear Mitch McConnells Contempt as Badge of Honor They Have Helped Destroy This Country (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Steve Bannon went on with Sean Hannity in his first live interview since leaving the White House.

Steve Bannon blasted establishment Republican class:

Steve Bannon: The same gang that is going after Roy Moore went after Donald Trump

A real review has to be made on how President Trump got the wrong information and how President Trump came down on the wrong side of the football here

This is a referendum on the party of Davos and the elites in Davos and the United States and Washington DC that Mitch McConnell is the face of. Tomorrow the good folks of Alabama are going to decide. Does sovereignty rest with the people or does it rest with money. Is it going to be the muscle of the grassroots or the money of the corrupt and incompetent permanent political class that rules Washington DC like a new aristocracy

The elites represented by Mitch McConnell hold me in contempt. They think Im a bad guy, they think Im a dangerous guy. I wear their contempt as a badge of honor. They have helped destroy this country. They have done nothing but allow economic hate crimes against the working men and women in the heartland of this country. The factories went to China and the drugs came in. We gotta stop it.

Its good to see Steve Bannon still has that fire in his belly!

On Tuesday it will be the establishment elites led by Mitch McConnell versus the common man led by Steve Bannon and fellow conservatives.

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Via Hannity:

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Capitol Police Arrest 181 During Protests At Graham-Cassidy Bill Hearing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Organized temper tantrum. Via Washington Examiner: The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a total of 181 people for protesting during a Senate Finance Committee hearing regarding the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill on Monday. Demonstrators were arrested upon failing to cease and desist from their activities during the hearing, which was disruptive. A total of 15 were arrested []

03:54

Awful. Sore Loser Hillary Clinton Accuses Trump of Racism in Defending US Flag: Dog Whistle to His Base (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally in Alabama.

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attacked Trump saying the presidents comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.

Then on Sunday over 200 NFL players knelt during the US national anthem on Gold Star Mothers Day.

On Monday sore loser Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of being a racist who attacked blacks by defending the US flag.

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03:48

Pittsburgh QB Roethlisberger Regrets National Anthem Protest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Too late now, dude. Via Free Beacon: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that he regrets participating in his teams Sunday protest of the national anthem. Roethlisberger released a statement in which he said that he does not believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest, according to the []

03:31

Batch Of Good Candidates Running For The Open Albuquerque Congressional Seat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Michelle Lujan Grisham was been a dull backbencher in Congress since she was elected to the Albuquerque seat (NM-01) in 2012. The district includes almost all of Albuquerque and almost all of Bernalillo County, as well all of rural Torrance county and small bits of Sandoval, Santa Fe and Valencia counties. The district in nearly half Hispanic and has turned safely blue. Obama beat McCain there 60-39% and then beat Romney 55-40%. Hillary beat Seor Trumpanzee 51.6% to 35.1%. Last year's primary was very close but Bernie edged Hillary because of his one point lead in Albuquerque.

Lujan Grisham is running for governor so the House seat is open. Steady with a PVI of D+7, the race has attracted at least 8 Democratic contenders. It looks like all of them or almost all of them are trying to claim the progressive mantle. Albuquerque City Councilman Pat Davis, who is openly gay, has a progressive history in local politics. Former state Democratic Party chair Deb Haaland seems to be a progressive as well-- and has been endorsed by Ro Khanna-- and she says she will sign on as a cosponsor of John Conyers' H.R. 676 (Medicare-for-All) if she's elected. Damian Lara doesn't mention Medicare-For-All, just protecting Obamacare. Same with Annie Chavez. Dennis Dinge seems to be calling for the states to decide what kind of healthcare they want, the conservative position. A couple others-- Damon Martinez and John Abrams have non-functional websites. The most impressive candidate as far as I can tell is Antoinette Sedillo Lopez. The first line on her issues page is "I support a Medicare for All plan and will co-sponsor and champion legislation that truly makes healthcare universally accessible to all."

Sedillo Lopez has been endorsed by 5 dependable progressive signifiers: Raul Grijalva, Ruben Gallego, Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Delegate Joseline Pea-Melnyk and former state Senator Eric Griego, who said she will be the Latina Elizabeth Warren when she gets to W...

03:20

Dallas Cowboys Kneel Down in Arizona Crowd Boos NFL Implosion Complete "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Dallas Cowboys, together with team owner Jerry Jones, take a collective knee at the start of the Monday Night Football game to display their unity with well, something probably.  Stick a fork in the financial future of the NFL, Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys, Owner Jerry Jones, Kneel Before Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Trying to split the baby. Cheap. Turn out the lights. NFL is done. Via Free Beacon: The Dallas Cowboys briefly took a knee on Monday night, joined by owner Jerry Jones in a display of solidarity with other protesting football teams. The Cowboys kneeled before the anthem, but stood while it was sung, the Hill []

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Republican Senators Wont Repeal Obamacare=> But Are Pushing Amnesty for Illegal DREAMERS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Never Trump Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said Monday that she will be voting against the most recent Obamacare repeal legislation, effectively killing the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Republicans will now have to wait until next year to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The GOP senators could not care less about the Americans suffering from this failed and overpriced plan.

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Republican senators introduced a plan on Monday to give amnesty to illegal alien DREAMERS.

The New York Times reported:

Three Republican senators introduced a bill on Monday that would offer young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, signaling a possible bipartisan consensus on legislation to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Orrin G. Hatch of Utah offered what they called the Succeed Act, billed as a Republican alternative to the Dream Act that is championed largely by Democrats. Both measures would provide a legislative solution for some of the 800,000 or so beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, an Obama-era order that President Trump rescinded this month.

Congress has six months to figure out how to deal with the programs suspension before young recipients of the program begin losing their protections and potentially face being deported.

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02:51

US Army Infantry Officer Supports Kaepernick With Communism Will Win Message "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A photo of U.S. Army infantry officer and West Point graduate Spenser Rapone was making its rounds online Monday due to the fact that while in his uniform Rapone had the words Communism will win scrawled inside of his cap.

In the wake of the recent NFL protests, a West Point graduate and infantry officer tweeted out the following image with the caption: #VeteransForKaepernick a disgusting display from an officer.

LawNewz verified the legitimacy of the photograph with Rapone himself. He is currently in the field until Friday and unable to answer detailed questions.

One Twitter user noted that West Point cadets are under contract with the DoD, going on to state that Rapones actions are a punishable offense under the UCMJ, because Rapone is making political statements while in uniform:

Rapone runs a Twitter account called @punkproletarian and frequently tweets out his Communist messages:

02:33

BREAKING: Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello Very Grateful to Pres. Trump, Praises Federal Govt Response to Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday he is very grateful to President Donald Trump and praised the response by the federal government to the catastrophic damage caused to the U.S. territory by Hurricane Maria.

Rossello also issued a statement Monday expressing the dire need for help.

Rosello made his remarks praising the Trump administrations response at a press conference in San Juan attended by FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Tom Bossert and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.

The AP reported on the remarks by Rossello:

In San Juan, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello appeared at a brief news conference Monday and praised the U.S. federal response to Hurricane Maria, which has included sending nearly 10,000 people to help recovery from the devastation. He also said his government has been in touch with mayors across the island and was working to get food and water to isolated communities cut off after the hurricane.

Rossello said federal agencies also have helped restore power to a medical center in San Juan and supply diesel to fuel the generators of hospitals as well as deliver food and wat...

02:31

Phil Long Ford Pulls Broncos Von Miller Ads After Anthem Protest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Good! Via CBS 4: Broncos linebacker Von Miller may be out an endorsement deal as a result of kneeling during the national anthem. Before the teams game with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Miller was one of 32 members of the Broncos who took a knee to protest what they see as racial injustice in the []

02:28

Eric Bolling Breaks His Silence Sends Heartfelt Tweet to Supporters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Eric Bollings teenage son passed away in early September. A source told Mediate that the cause of death was suicide, however; initial reports from authorities say there was no evidence of self harm.

Bolling broke his silence on the death of his only son, 19-year-old Chase Bolling, shortly after the news hit the wire saying he was devastated and needed prayers.

The former Fox News host also sent out an update from authorities regarding his deceased sons condition and asked for respect during his familys grievance period.

Reports say Bollings son committed suicide. Eric Bolling sent out a tweet on September 9th with an update from authorities, Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.

After over a week of silence, Eric Bolling sent out a tweet thanking people for their support, Continue to be inspired by all your support during this time we thank you! Back when the time is right.

The night before Bollings son passed away, Fox News released a statement saying Bolling will no longer be employed by the network following an investigation into sexual harassment claims involving the host.

Eric Bolling is also suing reporter Yashar Ali after the Huffington Post published his report claiming the FOX News host sent lewd text messages to multiple female colleagues. Bolling is suing Ali personally for a whopping $50 million. Ali says he stands by his report...

02:20

Sean Hannity Teases HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS Tonight Involves Bill OReilly! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Make sure you tune in to watch Fox News Sean Hannity tonight at 9 PM EST. He will be making huge announcements on his show.

Sean Hannity teased his millions of Twitter followers on Monday by tweeting, HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS tonight Hannity at 9 EST. 1 hour earlier!!!

The tweet quickly took off and received hundreds of comments from curious people in under an hour.

Circa News Sara Carter hinted she will be breaking some stories soon on Hannitys show.

Sean Hannity moved to the 9 PM time slot after a Fox News reshuffling. Laura Ingraham will be starting her new show at 10 PM on October 30th.

UPDATE: Bill OReilly announced he is breaking news with Hannity tonight.

The post Sean Hannity Teases HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS Tonight Involves Bill OReilly! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:55

Army Ranger NFL Player Says Hes Embarrassed Over National Anthem Incident "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Looks like he pulled back after his team and coach came out and were critical of the action. Unfortunate. Isnt it amazing that he, who did the right thing, is forced to apologize when it is his teammates who are in the wrong? Via Daily Caller: Former Army Ranger and current Pittsburgh Steelers player Alejandro []

01:39

President Trump Signs Executive Memorandum Expanding STEM and Computer Science Education "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Earlier today President Trump joined with Labor Secretary Acosta, Education Secretary DeVos and Ivanka Trump to sign an executive memorandum highlighting expanded STEM and Computer Science education access to students. [Transcript] 3:04 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank Continue reading

01:25

NBCs Sunday Night Football Ratings Take Hit Amid Player Protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Actions have consequences. Via Free Beacon: NBCs Sunday Night Football experienced its lowest television ratings of the season as NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem. Sunday nights game between the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders scored an 11.6/20, meaning that an estimated 11.6 percent of all metered-market households watched the game []

01:20

NFL Commish: Trump Is Showing Lack of Respect for NFL As NFL Players Take Dump on US Flag and Military "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attacked Trump saying the presidents comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.

Then on Sunday over 200 NFL players knelt during the US national anthem on Gold Star Mothers Day.

Goodell is worried about Trump disrespecting the NFL as his players take a dump on the US Flag and US military.

Good luck with your new base of support, NFL.

The post NFL Commish: Trump Is Showing Lack of Respect for NFL As NFL Players Take Dump on US Flag and Military appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:59

Veterans Groups Blast NFL Players For Disrespecting The American Flag "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Two organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion, are openly criticizing National Football League (NFL) players for protesting the American flag by kneeling during the national anthem. NFL players making use of sports events to disrespect the American flag is unacceptable, VFWs national commander Keith Harman, a Vietnam combat []

00:33

BREAKING: #NeverTrumper Susan Collins Says No on Obamacare Repeal Bill, Derailing Graham-Cassidy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Never Trump Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said Monday that she will be voting against the most recent Obamacare repeal legislation, effectively killing the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Fox News reported:

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Monday she will vote against the latest ObamaCare repeal bill, effectively killing the Graham-Cassidy legislation.

Collins announcement came after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released figures estimating that the legislation would result in millions fewer people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events.

Story still developing. The Gateway Pundit will update when more information becomes available.

Susan Collins isnt the only RINO who isnt supporting the latest Obamacare repeal legislation.

As previously reported, Senator John McCain told reporters Friday he cannot support the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

His hatred for Trump and the working man takes precedence over his campaign promises.

John McCain ran his election campaign on repealing Obamacare.

RINO McCain called Obamacare an exercise in sleeze back in 2012.

Today McCain said he would not vote for the repeal of Obamacare again.

McCain killed the bill in July.

Obamacare premiums in Arizona were up over 100% in 2016.

These lying politicians dont care if the American people are stuck with Obamacare because they are exempt from the disastrous healthcare program. RINOs like Collins and McCain get Cadillac insurance coverage while the peasants who pay their salaries get crumbs.

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00:29

Pittsburgh Steelers Player Alejandro Villanueva Apologizes For Standing During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Many people heralded Pittsburgh Steeler football player Alejandro Villanueva as a hero for standing up during the national anthem. Today, not-so-much. Unfortunately, today Villaneuva says he was embarrassed to stand for the U.S. flag and National Anthem; and he apologized Continue reading

00:17

Mad Dog Mattis Has No Time For Silly NFL Kneelers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via The Federalist: Secretary of Defense James Mattis does not care about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. Hes got bigger things to worry about, like North Koreas insistence that Donald Trump has declared war and the ongoing threat of ISIS. During a question and answer session with members of the media while []

00:08

The White House is Donald Trumps new casino "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ECONOMY

Trump Is Trying to Run the Government Like His Businesses: This Is Really Bad News for America and the Globe

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Photo Credit: Donkeyhotey / Flickr CC

During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that our country was run terribly and needed a businessman at its helm. Upon winning the White House, he insisted that the problem had been solved, adding, In theory, I could run my business perfectly and then run the country perfectly. Theres never been a case like this.

Sure enough, while Hillary Clinton spent her time excoriating her opponent for not releasing his tax returns, Americans ultimately embraced t...

00:06

What Keeps Drug Prices So High In America-- A Bipartisan Culture Of Corruption In DC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I wonder if anyone from the DCCC or DSCC will try to figure out the implications

A new poll CBS released this morning shows that only 20% of respondents said they approved of the latest Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Probably in response to badmouthing of Medicare-For-All by Blue Dogs and New Dems-- conservative senators Chris Murphy (CT) and Tammy Duckworth (IL), both former House New Dems, have been publicly negative in recent days-- Our Revolution president Nina Turner said yesterday that "Anyone who does not believe Medicare-For-All can be done needs to get out of the way of those who know it will be done. Duckworth and Murphy are Hillary leftovers who believe if they berate Trump every now and then, people will be fooled into thinking there's something remotely "progressive" about them. There isn't.

Last week a Harvard poll commissioned by Politico showed Democrats overwhelmingly backing Bernie's universal/single-payer approach (Medicare-for All). Among Democrats 80% already back Medicare-For-All (15% oppose), while among independents 67% are on board and 38% oppose. Even among Republicans, 44% are in favor (48% oppose).


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23:57

FLASHBACK: Donald Trump References Gateway Pundit in 2013, Says Anthony Weiner Is Sick Pervert Will Never Change "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back on July 24th of 2013, now President Donald Trump tweeted out a link to a Gateway Pundit article referencing a comment he made about pervert Hillary Clinton surrogate Anthony Weiner.

The comment, which read: Anthony Weiner is a sick pervert, you think he will change? He will never change, and predated most of the scandals that would come to embroil the whack-job pervert Anthony Weiner and his Clintonite associates.

Just today it was announced that Weiner would receive a 21-month prison sentence for sexting with a minor.

Though the penalty is considerably lighter than it should be, Weiner is finally facing justice for egregious behavior.

23:56

23:52

WHEN COPS KILL UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE, RUSH LIMBAUGH IS THE REAL VICTIM "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ladies and gentlemen, if you have tears, prepare to shed them now, because Rush Limbaugh told us on his radio show today that he's very sad:

I want to share with you first the way all of this affected me, because in many ways I think that I am fairly typical. I am smack-dab in the middle of the targeted marketing the NFL does to acquire and hold an audience, right smack-dab in the middle of it. And I have to tell you, I was so sad Sunday morning when all of this started falling out.

... I was personally saddened. I did not watch the National Football League yesterday, and it was the first time in 45 years that I made an active decision not to watch, including my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was not a decision made in anger. It was genuine sadness.
In case you didn't catch that, Rush Limbaugh was sad. He was sad because -- at the age of 66 -- he has lost the ability to worship big, strong jocks as if he were an 8-year-old boy:
I realized that I can no longer look at this game and watch this game and study this game and pretend, you know, fantasize, everything a fan does. This whole thing has removed for me the ingredients that are in the recipe that make up a fan.

The mystique is gone. That actually started vanishing a while ago. The larger-than-life aspect of it is gone. The belief, the wish, the desire that the people in the game were the best and brightest and special, and thats why they were there, thats gone.
It's tragic to watch a man lose his faith. Who stole it from Limbaugh? Oh, the usual suspects:
And its been politicized. It has been politicized and corrupted, and it didnt start this weekend....

And the people politicizing it, since were talking about politics, the people that politicized it are people on the left. And when that happens, things change. Its just over.
We've broken him! He's a broken man! How could we be so cruel to Rush Limbaugh?

The liberal response to this, of course, will be that nothing Limbaugh is suffering is in any way comparable to what's suffered by the victims of police brutality, or by their families.

But why should any rational person get worked up over unarmed people being killed by cops? It's all fake news!
You know what I fear? Based on things Ive seen, based on things Ive read, based on things Ive heard, it seems that a lot of people still believe hands up, dont shoot happened. It seems to me and Ive done nothing but immerse myself in this. I have wanted to find even the most obscure comments from the most obscure players. And...

23:44

Steelers QB Roethlisberger Regrets Protest: I Wish We Approached National Anthem Differently "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Talk about Monday morning quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger regrets his team protested the National Anthem on Sunday by remaining in the locker room while former Army Ranger Villanueva stood in front of the tunnel by himself proudly honoring the country.

Below is Ben Roethlisbergers full statement via his website BigBen7.com:

Roethlisberger also told reporters Monday that the team plans on being back on the field for the National Anthem next week.

CBS reported:

Ben also said that he, Cam Heyward, and Alejandro Villanueva had planned on standing at the edge of the tunnel together, but people coming off the field prevented it.

This is in no way shape or form a protest of the national anthem. It was a way for us to stay unified, Roethlisberger said.

As the Gateway pundit reported, former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the team lost on Sunday that he did not want Army Ranger veteran Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem.

Coach Mike Tomlin:...

23:41

Facebook Fanpage For HaHa Clinton-Dix Points Subtly Trolls The NFL Kneeling Dimwits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I want to just point out, HaHa Clinton-Dix is still the best name anyone in the world has ever had.

23:40

WPost Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Special Report: The Washington Post has published another front-page story about Russia maybe placing some ads on Facebook, but the article violates a host of journalistic principles in hyping its case, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Some people are

23:30

NFL Already Losing Over $200 Million in Earnings Compared to Last Year "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The National Football League TV ratings were already down by over 10% over last year before this past weekend of player protests.

That was before over 200 NFL players knelt during the US national anthem on Gold Star Mothers Day.

A 10% drop in ratings could equal a $200 million cut in earnings.

A 2016 poll from Yahoo Sports revealed that 44% of NFL fans would give up watching professional football altogether if more players followed in Colin Kaepernicks footsteps by disrespecting the flag.

Now you know why theyre called dumb jocks.

The post NFL Already Losing Over $200 Million in Earnings Compared to Last Year appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:22

No, The United States Didnt Abandon Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The media and liberals will continue to tell these utterly BS stories that we are abandoning Americans in PR. Via Stripes.com: WASHINGTON The Defense Department has dispatched about 2,600 troops to aid Hurricane Maria victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico, where access to power and communications remained severely limited five []

23:02

Magnanimous Panda Chinas Envoy Worried About Dangerous Rhetoric "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For those who have followed the months-long strategy of President Trump toward North Korea and China, the latest words from China fall squarely into place. Unfortunately for those who have not followed the approach, the consequential nuance will be lost. Continue reading

23:02

Starbucks Robber Suing Customer Who Stopped Him, Nearly Killing Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Welcome to 2017. Where criminals sue people for stopping them. Via Fox 11: A man who is accused of trying to rob a Fresno, California Starbucks plans to sue a customer who stopped him for using excessive force. Fresno police called the customer a courageous hero for his actions and did not charge Cregg Jerri []

22:59

Sanders Smacks Down Reporter Complaining About Trumps SOB Comment Always Appropriate For the President to Defend Our Flag (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Liberal reporters in the White House press pool are more upset over Trumps comments towards NFL players protesting the National Anthem than the actual protesting of the flag and anthem.

Shocker.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly smacked down a liberal reporter complaining about Trump calling NFL players sons of bitches for protesting the National Anthem.

What about our Veterans? What about the gold star moms? Nobody feels sorry for overpaid, ungrateful athletes.

I think its always appropriate for the President of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem.

Video:

ANOTHER liberal reporter asked the same question, this time he brought up the Presidents response to Puerto Rico as if he is ignoring the people in need of assistance after Hurricane Maria devastated the place because he was tweeting about sports on Sunday.

Always appropriate for the pres. of this country to promote our flag, to promote our national anthem & ask people to respect it.

Video:

As usual, the fake news media has downplayed Trumps successful responses to places affected by damaging hurricanes this season.

As the Gateway Pundit reported Sunday, Puerto Rico...

22:53

2016 Polls: 72 Percent Say Kneeling during Anthem Unpatriotic 62 Percent Oppose 44 Percent Will Quit Watching "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The NFL wont win with fans by trashing the US military.

In 2016 after cop-hater Colin Kaepernick started his protest during the national anthem a poll found that 72 percent of Americans believed it was unpatriotic.
62 percent of Americans opposed the gesture.

In one poll, which was conducted by Reuters, 72 percent of Americans said that they thought Kaepernicks behavior was unpatriotic. Another 61 percent said that they do not support the stance Colin Kaepernick is taking and his decision not to stand during the national anthem.

The Reuters poll of 2,903 adults was conducted between Sept. 6-12. Kaepernicks protest went public on Aug. 26.

Another 2016 poll from Yahoo Sports revealed that 44% of NFL fans would give up watching professional football altogether if more players followed in Colin Kaepernicks footsteps by disrespecting the flag.

This past weekend over 200 NFL players knelt during the US national anthem on Gold Star Mothers Day.

The post 2016 Polls: 72 Percent Say Kneeling during Anthem Unpatriotic 62 Percent Oppose 44 Percent Will Quit Watching appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:41

N. Korea Declares It Has The Right To Shoot Down U.S. Planes Even Outside Of Its Airspace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lunatic kingdom. Via NY Times: North Korea threatened on Monday to shoot down American warplanes even if they are not in the countrys airspace, as its foreign minister declared that President Trumps threatening comments about the country and its leadership were a declaration of war. The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. []

22:29

How Sudan Got Off Donald Trumps Latest Travel Ban List "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When the Trump administration released its revised Muslim ban turned travel ban on Sunday, a handful of unlucky nations found themselves added to the list.

One country, though, managed to slip its way off: Sudan.

It caught Sudan-watchers by surprise.

Indeed, Sudan has precious little lobbying capacity. But it has a friend in the right place: The United Arab Emirates recently began lobbying on Sudans behalf in Washington, putting its considerable capital to work. The diplomatic favor comes as Sudan has stepped up its on-the-ground involvement in the war in Yemen, giving the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition the kinds of boots on the ground those nations are uninterested in risking themselves, preferring to wage an aerial campaign instead.

Sudan is doing the UAEs dirty work, explained one well-placed U.S. government source not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. In exchange, UAE ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba has put his substantial diplomatic weight behind the Sudanese government. Otaiba is particularly close with White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trumps son-in-law. Kushner plays a leading role in setting Mideast policy for the administration.

In September 2015, 45 Emirati soldiers in Yemen were killed in battle, the deadliest military event in the small nations history, sending shockwaves through the country. It is hard to overstate the impact of those 45 deaths in the UAE, giving the Gulf state reason to outsource the fight.

Sudan is an original member of the Saudi-led (and U.S.-backed) coalition in Yemen. When the bombing campaign began in March 2015, Sudan contributed f...

22:26

SC Restaurant Owner Stops Showing NFL in Response to Players Disrespecting US Flag and Military (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

South Carolina restaurant owner David McGraw, a former military memeber, vows to ban NFL games from his establishment in response to over 200 players disrespecting the US flag and military.

David McGraw told reporters, NFL will never be played at Palmetto Alehouse until all players pay respect to our flag and our country!!!

FOX Carolina reported:

A local restaurant owner says hes taking a stand after recent friction between the NFL, its players and President Trump, over the national anthem.

On Sunday, as NFL stars across the country took to one knee during the national anthem in response to inflammatory comments from President Trump, Palmetto Restaurant and Ale House owner David McCraw was planning something of his own.

NFL will never be played at Palmetto Alehouse until all players pay respect to our flag and our country!!! said the business owner to FOX Carolina, calling the players both entitled and arrogant individuals who use their position for advancement.

McCraw, an ex-military member, says he found the actions of NFL players protesting the national anthem by kneeling, disrespectful.

The post SC Restaurant Owner Stops Showing NFL in Response to Players Disrespecting US Flag and Military (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:22

One of Rio de Janeiros Safest Favelas Descends Into Violence, the Latest Sign of a City in Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

View from the elevator "Plano Inclinado" at the Santa Marta favela, the first to be pacified by the Pacifier Police Unit (Unidade Pacificadora da Policia, UPP) state programme to secure poor communities by forcing drug traffickers out of shantytowns, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 12, 2017. In 2010, Santa Marta had become a symbol of a new police policy known as "pacification" that ousted traffickers and brought in tourists, but in the wake of the 2016 Rio Olympics, control over the favelas has again begun to slip away from the police and into the hands of well-armed drug gangs. / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes (Photo credit should read APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)

22:22

22:20

Sudanese Immigrant Who Shot Up Tennessee Church Posted Cryptic Messages on Facebook Hours Before Rampage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A 25 year-old Sudanese immigrant Emanuel Kidega Samson stormed into a Tennessee Church on Sunday and opened fire.

Samson was wearing a clown mask.
He murdered one woman in the parking lot and then went in the church and shot seven others.

Emanuel Kidega Samson made cryptic posts on Facebook alluding to a sudden attack just prior to the shooting rampage. He also defended Muslim terrorists and shared pro-Islam videos.

The media is working overtime to hide the nationality of this murderer because he is a Sudanese immigrant.

The Tennessean reported Samson posted to Facebook just before 11 a.m., Everything youve ever doubted or made to be believe as false, is real. & vice versa, B.

Samson also posted two photos of himself flexing his muscles Sunday morning with the caption unrestricted paroxysm. Paroxysm means a sudden attack or violent expression of emotion.

A look back at some older posts on Samsons Facebook, obtained by GotNews, reveal he was sympathetic to Islam. He shared a video of Muslim activist Yasmeen Abdel-Magied defending Sharia law against Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Samsons caption above the video: You cant converse with some people, thats the unfortunate truth. Folk will accept what you have to say when they want/ready to.

Also obtained by GotNews, Samson shared a video from Vox co-founder Ezra Klein defending Muslim terrorists and attacking white people about their white terrorism. His caption: Youre more likely to be killed by a white man than a Muslim terrorist.

...

22:14

The FBI Listens to Nickelback "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maybe it was the lack of shade on the Mall, the heat countermanding the rage. Maybe the upstarts were just too worn out by their sojourns from the de-industrialized Heartland and Americas backwater swamps to give-a-shit enough about the swamp in Washington they came to drain. But more than likely they were just worn out by the fight. They werent prepared to abandon their allegiance to Donald Trump or the Insane Clown Posse (ICP), their beliefs in anarchism or their paranoia of the deep state. But they werent going to fulfill any destructive, hyperbolic prophecies either. . . 

In this episode of Indystructible we take you to Washington, D.C. for the Mother of All Rallies and the Juggalo March. Later on, our music critic, Brady OCallahan, reviews Sheer Mags, new album, which offers a soundtrack for the Trump era.

Indystructible is available on iTunes. Subscribe for free today! If you like what you hear, please rate us. Ratings help other iTunes users find our podcast easier. Thanks!

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Photo credit: Peter Rugh.

22:00

Burka Banned In Germany For Anyone Driving A Car "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: A new German law banned face-obscuring clothing for drivers, angering Muslims who say that the law is unnecessary and anti-Islamic. The German Bundesrats final session before Germanys Sept. 24 elections approved the ban on facial coverings for drivers, citing the need to determine a drivers identity in the case of a crime []

21:57

A Team-By-Team Guide To NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem In Week 3 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During the third week of the National Football League season, the NFL responded to President Donald Trumps comments slurring players, who take a knee during the national anthem to protest injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism. The owners and coaches linked arms to show Trump he would not divide them. But there were several players, who took stronger action and continued to engage in the tactic of taking a knee.

Taking a knee started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 preseason. He declared, I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. (He was referring to police who gun down black men and face nearly zero consequences for their actions.)

NFL owners blackballed Kaepernick. Several of them, including owners who stood with players on Sunday, donated to Trumps inaugural committee or his presidential campaign.

A very small percentage of players were willing to step out before Trump made his comments, but he agitated the entire league and pushed many to take action beyond calling Trump indecent. For example, both the Seahawks and the Raiders took bold stands as teams that hinged upon tolerance and resistance to racism. Dolphins players even went so far as to warm up in shirts that said #IMWITHKAP.

Below is a guide to all the individual players, who took action, along with a record of how each team responded to Trumps comments.

NOTE: If we missed any players or protests, please let us know by sending us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

Arizona Cardinals

Players Who Took a Knee: No players took a knee.

Players Who Sat: None reported.

Players Who Locked Arms: Most of the team locked arms and the linking of arms even included members of the military, which seemed directed at fans who continue to insist this is about the flag when it is really about racism and inequality.

Did Owner(s) Join Them?: No, but the general manager and president were both present to stand with the team.

Atlanta Falcons

Players Who Took a Knee: Two players, defensive linemen Grady Jarrett and Do...

21:36

21:26

A onda de violncia na Rocinha um mau sinal em uma cidade por um fio "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

View from the elevator "Plano Inclinado" at the Santa Marta favela, the first to be pacified by the Pacifier Police Unit (Unidade Pacificadora da Policia, UPP) state programme to secure poor communities by forcing drug traffickers out of shantytowns, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 12, 2017. In 2010, Santa Marta had become a symbol of a new police policy known as "pacification" that ousted traffickers and brought in tourists, but in the wake of the 2016 Rio Olympics, control over the favelas has again begun to slip away from the police and into the hands of well-armed drug gangs. / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes (Photo credit should read APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)

21:26

Tennessee Church Usher Labeled Hero in Stopping Antioch Mass Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A man walks into a church and shoots seven people, you would think the media would be covering the story.  Alas the shooter profile doesnt fit the preferred media narrative and all the victims were white.   However, as details emerge Continue reading

21:25

Matt Light Ashamed to be a Patriot as Team Protests National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NFL player protests exploded Sunday after President Trump lashed out at the players for kneeling during the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

These NFL players protesting are disrespecting our Veterans who fought and bled for this country.

Sixteen Patriots players knelt during the National Anthem Sunday. Quarterback Tom Brady also came out against President Trumps statements on the NFL Monday morning. Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive, Brady told Bostons WEEI hosts Kirk and Callahan.

Former Patriots left tackle Matt Light said he was ashamed to be a Patriot after Sundays protest and said he wasnt the only one.

(Mapleville, RI 09/19/17) Matt Light, former New England Patriot and three time Super Bowl Champion talks to media during his 13th Annual Matt Light Celebratory Shoot Out. The event raises money to benefit at-risk youth. September 19, 2017 Staff Photo by Faith Ninivaggi.

Matt Light told the Boston Herald:

If you think that its OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong, Light said. I dont care if you have a but what about or a its because of, that doesnt matter.

The anthem kneeling would have never happened during my time, Light said. As a guy thats been there and helped set up the Patriot Way so they can walk in there and do what they do, its beyond disheartening. Its the first time Ive ever been ashamed to be a Patriot. And I promise you Im not the only one.

Weve never been those people. On the door going out it says ignore the noise. It says ignore the hype. It says manage expectations. And it also says speak for yourself. If that is not the Patriot Way anymore, then I am very disheartened and very upset. Im also not saying that Ill never be a Patriots fan. What Im saying is Im very ashamed.

Light also said that he was watching the game with a 91-year-old Veteran and the wife of a SEAL team 6 member who was killed in action.

His wife had to sit at her first NFL game and watch what these men chose to do. Her husband died, gave his life up so that they could do that.

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21:13

Activist Found Guilty of Terror-Related Crime for Refusing to Disclose Passwords to U.K. Police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A judge in a London court on Monday found activist Muhammad Rabbani guilty of a terrorism offense because he refused to turn over his passwords to police during a border search.

Rabbani, the 36-year-old international director of British advocacy group Cage, was arrested in November at Londons Heathrow Airport. Police had demanded he provide his phone and laptop passwords during an examination that was carried out under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, a broad power authorities can use to interrogate and detain people in border areas without requiring any suspicion of wrongdoing.

Rabbani said he could not provide access to his devices because they contained confidential information, provided to him by one of Cages clients, about alleged acts of U.S. torture. The group, which was founded in 2003 to raise awareness about the plight of prisoners held at Guantnamo Bay, was planning to use the information in a pending lawsuit against the U.S. government.

At the end of a quick one-day trial, Judge Emma Arbuthnot at Westminster Magistrates Court ruled that Rabbani had willfully obstructed police when he declined to hand over his passwords. Rabbani avoided a possible three-month jail term and was instead handed a 12-month conditional discharge and told he must pay court costs of 620 ($835). This means a Terrorism Act offense will be recorded on his criminal record. But as long as he does not re-offend within the 12-month period, no further action will be taken against him.

Rabbani said in a statement after the verdict that the judgment highlighted the absurdity of the Schedule 7 law and called for it to be reformed. If privacy and confidentiality are crimes, then the law stands condemned, he said. They accept that at no point was I under suspicion, and that ultimately this was a matter of having been profiled at a port. Schedule 7 actively discriminates, and this will hopefully be the start of a number of legal challenges as more people take courage to come forward.

During the trial, Rabbanis lawyer, Henry Blaxland, questioned three police officers who were responsible for carrying out the search at the airport. The most senior officer acknowledged that Rabbani had not been randomly stopped and was instead deliberately targeted for reasons that were not disclosed. Prior to the trial, Rabbani had told The Intercept he believed the authorities may have wanted to obtain a copy of the information provided to him by his contact in the Middle East. He had been searched on several prior occasions, he said, but never before had police seemed so determined to gain access to his electronic devices.

Schedule 7...

21:10

Video: Lib Protester Dragged From Health Care Reform Hearing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wow. pic.twitter.com/VOlQHBksPy Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) September 25, 2017

20:55

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The disease of social inequality sends thousands to a premature death

By Benjamin Mateus and George Marlowe
25 September 2017

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by Dr. David Ansell, 2017.

Health care in America in the 21st century is a living nightmare for millions of American workers. The domination of health care by the giant insurance and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the demands of Wall Street and finance capital for greater profits, ensures that thousands of Americans are sent to an early grave.

The deadly impact of social inequality on health and life expectancy in the US is the subject of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by Dr. David Ansell. The book provides a first-hand look by the Chicago doctor into the myriad ways in which growing social inequality results in greater mortality rates for the poorest sections of the working class. Life expectancy between the wealthiest and the poorest in parts of the country can be as much as 35 yearswhat Ansell terms a death gap.

In his book, Ansell seeks to illuminate this disparity of life expectancy in the US and show how it can be fixed. He concludes that...

20:55

Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority: Who Is Colleen Duffy Kiko? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The next chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) will be Colleen Duffy Kiko, who has substantial experience in federal workforce issues, including two previous stints at the agency. FLRA is an independent agency that handles issues relating to labor unions and federal workers. If confirmed by the Senate, Kiko would succeed Carol Waller Pope, who served from 2015 to the close of the Obama administration.

 

Kiko was born Colleen Margaret Duffy on October 15, 1950, in Pembina, North Dakota, a small town of barely 600 people near the Canadian border. Her father, Lawrence Duffy, was a career federal employee, serving the Postal Service as a railway mail carrier and the Customs Service as a customs inspector.

 

After earning a BS at North Dakota State University in 1972, Kiko took a job teaching French and coaching volleyball at Souris Valley School in Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada, from September 1972 to February 1973. 

 

Relocating to the Washington, DC area, Kiko started her government service career as a GS-3 clerk/typist in the Department of Treasury, where she worked from March to October 1973.

 

From October 1973 to February 1976, she served in the Customs Service, leaving to join the Labor Management Services Administration of the Department of Labor, which in 1979 was re-organized and renamed as the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Kiko served as a labor relations specialist at FLRA from February 1976 to August 1983, when she left to attend George Mason University Law School, where she earned her JD in 1986. During her last year in law school, she worked as a part-time law clerk at the Fairfax County Attorneys Office.

 

Fresh out of law school, Kiko worked as an attorney advisor in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1986 to 1989, including a stint as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney for...

20:52

20:47

Supreme Court Cancels Travel Ban Arguments "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Against the backdrop of a revised set of administration rules on visa issuance and restricted nationalities; and considering the previously argued Trump travel ban guidelines expired Sunday; the Supreme Court has cancelled their hearing of arguments in opposition to the Continue reading

20:40

Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates by Paul Street "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Sept. 21, 2017 Previously published at Counterpunch, Sept. 15, 2017 September 25, 2017 Numerous correspondents sent me the latest lengthy Atlantic essay by the brilliant and eloquent but bourgeois Black Identitarian Ta-Nehesi Coates and asked for my reflections. I reluctantly agreed to read []

20:39

Germany Had A Placid Election With No Surprises-- But Now There Will Be Nazis In The Bundestag "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Angela Merkel didn't start fighting with any German sports stars or call any foreign leaders tacky names when she made her victory speech earlier today. Do you think Germans felt rooked? I doubt it. Things went pretty much as expected. It was her fourth consecutive national win. The German government prevented Kremlin interference and her party won a tepid victory and will now begin putting together a coalition government.

The new German Nazi Party, which calls itself "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) has no deputies in the Bundestag. But everyone knew that that was about to change and that for the first time since denazification in the late 1940s, there will be actual Nazis in the German Parliament. The last poll before voting started (NSA/YouGov), showed the Nazis with momentum, especially in what was formerly East Germany, the most backward part of the country. The poll showed them with the 3rd highest total (13%) behind Angela Merkel's right-of-center CDU/CSU with 33% and the left-of-center SPD (20.5%). In the end the Nazis scored 13.3% (21.5% in East Germany), Merkel's CDU/CSU scored 34.7% and the Labor party fell precipitously to 21.6%. The Greens wound up with 8.9%, Linke, the actual leftist party with 9.2% and the FDP, a business party 10.7%. Any party with over 5% of the national vote is eligible to have delegates in the Bundestag. The Nazis look like they could end up with between 80 and 90 seats in Parliament. Marine Le Pen, head of the French Nazi Party tweeted her congratulations. [UPDATE: The Nazis have wound up with 94 seats in the Bundestag.


20:20

Go to hell Mike Tomlin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Originally posted on Stella's Place:
Written by our friend, lovely, this is an expression of what we all feel about the situation of the NFL players disrespecting our country and its flag. She has, as she usually does, expressed

20:09

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 2:15pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivers press briefing for September 25th, 2017. Approximate start time 2:15pm EDT: UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link Alternate Livestream Link

20:05

George Clooney To President Trump: F*ck you! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Classy guy. Via Daily Beast: Trump has been stoking this culture war between coastal elites and Middle Americathe irony of course being that Trump himself is a coastal elite. Heres the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy []

19:50

Steelers Lone Army Ranger Who Stood For National Anthem Has Highest Selling Gear in Past 24 Hours "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

God Bless this man.

Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he noticed Villanueva during a preseason game because of the way he stood during the National Anthem, according to an article in NFL.com.

Imagine being Villanueva. He fought for this country and then has to play side by side with teammates who blatantly disrespect his service and the flag.

Now this

Villanueva captured the hearts of Americans on Sunday after photos and videos of the former Army Ranger standing for the National Anthem in the tunnel all by himself went viral.

ESPN is reporting that over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear has been ordered than any other player!

A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFLs online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player.

Villanueva beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadelphia Eaglesquarterback Carson Wentz,...

19:43

Professional Bull Riders Association Becomes First Major Sport to Pledge to Stand for National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last year, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) was the only major professional sport whose athletes took a pledge to always stand for the National Anthem.

The pledge they signed was sent out to all of their fans.

Here is a copy of the pledge:

The Professional Bull Riders sent out this statement today.
This is a natural evolution of 24 years of unbridled patriotism among the cowboys who founded this great American sport.

PBR CEO Sean Gleason will tell you he plans to ratchet up the sports stance for America. Sean believes in freedom of expression but has zero tolerance for anyone using the dirt of PBR for political protest, thereby disrespecting the men and women who die for our freedoms. Every weekend, PBR honors a military or first responder hero on the dirt before the National Anthem.

Fans are responding. Earlier this month in Springfield (Sept. 10), PBR was the No. 2 rated sport on TV, trailing only the NFL.

More people were watching bull riding cowboys representing toughness, courage, honesty, grit and love of country than US Open tennis on ESPN or MLB on TBS.

(BTW, if you dont make the eight seconds on the bull, you dont get paid. No handouts here!) The World Finals are scheduled this year in Las Vegas on November 1-5.

The post Professional Bull Riders Association Becomes First Major Sport to Pledge to Stand for National Anthem appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:24

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Paul Sperry, New York Post

Wall Street might be shocked to learn it is helping bankroll the anti-Trump resistance movement thats aggressively fighting policies it favors including corporate tax cuts and the repeal of Obama-era banking and health-care regulations.

Inflection Point: 

More shocking is the massive spying operation directed by Obama and covered up by a complicit CNN, WaPo and the dying mainstream media. See; "Obama's Watergate" and here and here with multiple links here and here and here.

The Obama administrations massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.

At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration.

An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, slush fund fed from government settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to congressional sources.

The payola is potentially earmarked for third-party interest groups approved by the Justice Department and HUD without requiring any proof of how the funds will be spent. Many of the recipients so far are radical leftist organizations who solicited the settlement c...

19:18

Former VP Biden To NAACP: We Need You Now More Than Ever "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Joe is testing the waters for a 2020 run. Via Charleston Post and Courier: The Charleston Branch NAACP celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday night with a gala fundraiser featuring former Vice President Joe Biden as keynote speaker. Home for me is the NAACP, Biden told the gathering of about 800 in the Gaillard Center ballroom []

19:18

NFL Owners and Executives Who Protested Donald Trump Are the Biggest Hypocrites Yet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As 3.5 million Americans languished without power in Puerto Rico this weekend, President Donald Trump turned his attention instead to NFL players who had decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest injustice, bigotry, and police brutality in the U.S.

Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! Hes fired. Hes fired! the president bellowed at a rally for a special election in Alabama. The owners who fired players, Trump said, would quickly be among the most popular men in America.

Trump directed some of the harshest words of his presidency not at ascendant neo-Nazis or even opposition politicians, but peaceful NFL stars, many of them black, taking a knee to bring attention to a cause they care about deeply. What makes this so unique is that it wasnt a Joe Biden hot mic moment: It was an intentional attack on free speech.

The outrage was instantaneous. Athletes and entertainers expressed their disgust. Soon, the remarks became a national, and even international, discussion.

Then came Sunday. It was the largest single day of protest in NFL history. Instead of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee, 19 teams had about 200 players who participated in protests of some kind; many took a knee or had a seat during the national anthem. Three teams opted not to come out for the anthem at all.

And thats where we have to pause.

The popular demands on NFL executives and owners to speak out against Trump seem strange. Most NFL owners and general managers are unknown to your average American. But heres the thing: What Trump said about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem was hardly different from what NFL owners have not only said, but actually done to Kaepernick.

And the team executives have been public about their feelings, though only while hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. Mike Freeman, of the sports site Bleacher Report, has...

19:17

Courtroom Sketch Shows Anthony Weiner Crying Over Prison Sentence For Sexting Minor (PHOTO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months today for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. Shortly after the sentencing, AP published two courtroom sketches of the crying former lawmaker.

The AP reported last week that federal prosecutors are looking to sentence Weiner for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not merely a sexting case.. The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo is far from mere sexting.

New York Post reports:

The disgraced ex-congressman broke down crying as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.

This was a serious crime. Its a serious crime that deserves serious punishment, Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote said as the convicted sext fiend dropped his head into his hand and wept.

After the courtroom cleared, Weiner sat crying in his chair with his lawyers patting him on the back. His mom also sat crying on the bench...

19:17

Getting Rid of Equifax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Negligent data-breach victim Equifax ironically warning its corporate customers that their data could be breached

by Gaius Publius

The massive data breach suffered by Equifax, one of the nation's three credit data reporting agencies, caused by what looks for all the world like negligence (see below), has gotten everyone's attention, including the other two credit agencies. Experian is running commercials as we speak offering to help.

But concerns about protecting financial data deal with only half the story. Why do companies like Equifax, TransUnion and Experian exist to begin with?

After all, as many writers have recently pointed out, you the consumer are not their customer you're their product. It's you and your data that's being sold to their actual customers, anyone who wants it and will pay.

You actually have no financial relationship with any of these companies at all, and they have no repeat, no obligation to serve your interest. Equifax, in fact, suffered a prior data breach last March and told no one about. After the most recent breach, their corporate executives sold several million in stock and options before reporting it. And despite the fact that the "fix" for the current data vulnerability was available months before the breach, Equifax didn't install it. Negligence, in other words, but with no possibility of recourse by those injured you.

Consumers have no rights at all with respect to these companies no right to forbid them access to their financial data, no right to force them to correct errors, and no right to limit where they sell their collected data (to your employer, for example).

One can only conclude that Equifax and in fact that whole industry performs a private service, but no public service whatsoever, and arguably does public harm, all for the profit of its CEO and shareholder class.

Why do they exist at all? The answer lies in their history.

Why Does Equifax Exist?

The...

18:56

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary Clinton confidant Huma Abedin, received a 21 month prison sentence earlier today as a result of his conviction for sexting and transferring obscene material to a 15-year-old minor. According to the New Continue reading

18:50

Heres How Steelers Stander Alejandro Villanueva Earned The Bronze Star "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Man of courage. Via Daily Caller: Former U.S. Army Ranger officer Alejandro Villanueva, the only Pittsburgh Steelers player to exit the locker room and stand for the national anthem Sunday, earned a Bronze Star with valor during a combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Villanueva recounted the Aug. 25, 2011 story of his valor in []

18:34

American Legion Outraged After NFL Players Take a Knee During Anthem on National Gold Star Mothers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The American Legion attacked the NFL for the over 200 players who took a knee on Sunday during the National Anthem.

Sunday was Gold Star Mothers Day.

President Trump declared Sunday Gold Star Mothers Day in an official statement on Saturday.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

The American Legion was not happy with the NFLs national anthem protests.
The American Legion Burnpit blog reported:

I looked around my Facebook this morning and it seemed like darn near 100 percent of people are boycotting the league, even people who I know are lifelong fans of a certain 5 time Super Bowl Champion team. Theyre tired of seeing people making millions of dollars taking a knee during our national anthem when we still have men and women fighting overseas. Ill admit I still watch Football, but I wont watch ESPN anymore because on the rare occasion they discuss sports they usually have hot takes that make no sense and seem to have been made for just drawing attention.

Let me start with one thing that I keep reading which is inarguably false. The protest of the National Anthem has absolutely nothing to do with the First Amendment. Congress shall make no law.abridging the Freedom of Speech. People kneeling has nothing to do with that, as Congress has taken no position on it. If anything it is employer/employee law. Free Speech seems to be a catchall nowadays, but that really isnt what this is. The players kneeling are doing it to draw attention to an issue that they think is underappreciated. You turning the TV off is y...

18:25

Linda Sarsour Proves How Stupid She Is With This Tweet About North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shes commenting on North Korea being added to the travel ban list. Um, do you suppose that theres a reason that North Koreans arent coming to the United States? Like maybe their crazy leader wouldnt let them leave? HT: Twitchy

18:24

Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada, With Government Citing Treason Law "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been denied entry to Canada.

In a letter Manning posted to Twitter, the Canadian government told her she is barred from entering the country. The letter states that Manning is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for having been convicted of an offense outside Canada.

Further down in the letter, it says that if committed in Canada this offense would equate to an indictable offense, namely Treason described under section 46(2)(B) of the Criminal Code of Canada, punishable under section 47(2)(C) of the Criminal Code of Canada, for which a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment may be imposed.

Manning was arrested in 2010, after sending hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. Her disclosures led to a series of exposes by the New York Times and many other outlets, and exposed, among other things, a dramatically high civilian death count in Afghanistan, evidence of abuse by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, and information about who was being held at Guantnamo Bay.

In 2013, Manning was convicted of six counts of espionage by a military court, but she was acquitted of aiding the enemy the equivalent of a treason charge in U.S. military court. President Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office in January.

The Canadian Embassy could not be reached for comment.

Jameel Jaffer, a Canadian free speech attorney with Columbia Law Schools Knight First Amendment Institute, said he was disappointed by the decision.

Obviously Chelsea Manning doesnt present any danger to Canadas security.  And isnt it clear that Canadians, like Americans, would benefit from engaging her in discussion and debate?

Top photo: Chelsea Manning is seated in the back of a vehicle as she departs The Nantucket Projects annual gathering on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Nantucket, Mass.

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18:13

African Soccer Star Thanks Wife And Girlfriend After Match Immediately Regrets It (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

South African soccer star Mohammed Anas thanked his wife and his girlfriend after a recent match.

Mohammed immediately caught his mistake and profusely apologized to his wife on the air.

Much can happen on live TV when talking without thinking, much trouble, domestic trouble, which is something the Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Anas (22) brought upon himself when he lined up for a live interview after a match in the South African Premier League on Friday.

Anas scored both goals for Free State Stars and was named man of the match, in a 2-2 match against Ajax Cape Town, writes Fox Sports.

I appreciate my fans, my wife and my girlfriend.

I mean my wife! Sorry to say, Im so sorry, my wife.

Anas quickly realizes that he has said something stupid, and starts on a sort of spontaneous tribute/excuse to his wife.

I love you so much. I love you so much from my heart, says 22-year-old on the fly.

Mohammed was very grateful to all the women in his life.
Mohammed made the statements earlier this year.

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17:59

Steelers Coach Disturbed That Alejandro Villanueva Came Out And Stood During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You removed their option to choose. Which quite frankly was worse than letting them do as they would. Via NY Post: Some guys wanted to take a knee, guys wanted to stand, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. We said whatever we do we need to make sure were unified as one group because thats what were []

17:48

George Clooney: Its Hillary Clinton fault for losing the election & F-you Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton is blaming everyone but herself for losing last years presidential election. See: Hillary Clinton blames election loss on 42 scapegoats Even diehard Democrats have had enough of her whining. The latest Democrat to speak out is George Clooney, Continue reading

17:38

McCain: Doctors Have Given Me A Very Poor Prognosis On Brain Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via NY Post: WASHINGTON US Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a very poor prognosis as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate []

17:18

Mike Rowe Blasts Everyone Involved In The NFL-National Anthem Protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Exactly right! Via Daily Caller: TV host Mike Rowe is known as a blue-collar guy who champions vocational education and avoids politics. But lately that has gotten more difficult, especially as he fields questions from fans. As the controversy surrounding protests over the national anthem consume all sports and media coverage, Rowe took on the []

17:11

Chevron Rejects Push From Muslim Shareholders to Divest from Myanmar, Site of Ethnic Cleansing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The world watches as the crisis continues in Myanmar, where the Muslim Rohingya minority faces barbaric acts of ethnic cleansing.

The international community is increasingly critical of leader Aung San Suu Kyis resistance to intervention.

But as the Nobel Laureate sits on her hands, a small Muslim-led investment firm led an effort to get a U.S. oil giant profiting from Myanmars fossil fuel wealth to divest in protest of the atrocities.

The Virginia-based Azzad Asset Management started engaging in shareholder activism in 2015, a rarity among Islamic finance firms.

Bashar Qasem, Azzads president and CEO, was moved to escalate his activism following the election of Donald Trump in 2016. He was the only Islamic finance executive to join a letter to the president from religious shareholders in Feburary 2016 to protest restrictions against immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

His clients, the majority of whom are Muslim, were supportive of the firms growing activism. Most of them, they feel its about time, he told Reuters earlier this year after the letter to Trump.

Toward the end of 2016, Azzads firm decided to take aim at California-based Chevron. Since 2005 it has owned the firm Unocal. Unocal has had extensive operations in Myanmar for years and settled a 2005 lawsuit related to human rights abuses that took place in proximity to its pipelines.

That was before the atrocities against the Rohingya began in 2012 which have continued under Suu Kyis rule.

Joshua Brockwell, Azzads investment communications director, told The Intercept that the firms research into the atrocities in Myanmar last year moved them to act.

We were just like everybody else, after a lot of the really horrific things occurred in 2016, we were very much interested in trying to figure out a way to do something, he explained. And as investors, were believers in this idea of leveraging capital for social purposes in addition to making money for our clients. These arent mutually exclusive things.

In May, Azzad teamed up with the International Campaign for the Rohingya and a Catholic group called the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province to put forward...

17:03

Texas Schedules Execution but Refuses DNA Tests That Could Prove a Mans Innocence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stay of Execution for Larry Swearingen filed in the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

17:02

'Cunning And Shady' Ask Me About The #AwanBrothers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Everyone Who Knows Suspected House Hacker Says Congress Should Be Worried
Imran Awan with WJC
Inflection Point:
This is a story that I covered back on February 28th, in "Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?", saying "This story potentially dwarfs Watergate!" Given what has been uncovered since, that may be the understatement of unimaginable scope.

As I have said from the beginning, the "Hack" accusations are an Alinsky style deflection, with deep state connected Democrats and Republican leadership accusing the Trump administration of the crimes they continue to commit.
Ask Me About The #AwanBrothers.  

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This is a brief clip dealing with the Awans, from George Webb's Day 118 part 2.

Awan bros 7th Floor
 
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16:59

BREAKING: Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting Teen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Couldnt happen to a nicer guy. Via NY Post: Its hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016. Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading []

16:59

Breaking: Democrat Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Month Prison Sentence for Sexting Minor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months today for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina.

The AP reported last week that federal prosecutors are looking to sentence Weiner for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not merely a sexting case.. The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo is far from mere sexting.

Federal investigators found Hillary Clinton government emails on Weiners computer during their investigation.

Hillary Clinton still walks free after breaking the law several times for her careless and deliberate handing of classified information.

Weiners wife Huma Abedin was not at the sentencing today.

The post Breaking: Democrat Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Month Prison Sentence for Sexting Minor appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:43

What We Do and Why "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Editor Robert Parry: Honest journalism is vital to a genuine democracy. But what weve seen from the U.S. mainstream media of which I was a part for many years is something dangerously far from honest. It has become

16:39

Antifa Turns Anti-Dixie Rally Into Anti-Police Brawl In Austin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police were the closest target for Antifa. Via My SA: Brawls broke out toward the end of a rally against Confederate monuments at the Capitol on Saturday, resulting in state troopers arresting and loading two demonstrators into police cruisers, as other protesters swarmed the sidewalk hurling insults and chanting. We got into a big scuffle. []

16:32

Sunday Night NFL Ratings Down 10% Lowest Ratings of the Season "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday night President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Americans reacted to the controversy by boycotting the league.

Early numbers show weekly NFL ratings may be down by 10% due to the stunt.

Deadline reported:

On a day full of criticisms from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee or not coming on the field during the National Anthem and renewed pleas for unity from the league NBC and the NFL took a hit last night on Sunday Night Football.

In metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders snared an 11.6/20.

The worst SNF has performed this season so far, thats an 8% dip from the early numbers of last weeks Atlanta Falcons 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.

The post Sunday Night NFL Ratings Down 10% Lowest Ratings of the Season appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:30

Liberal tolerance: Actress Ellen Pompeo says she doesnt want Trump supporters for fans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I will comply! Never was a fan of hers and never will be. Im also sick of Yahoos bias reporting. Ugh. From Yahoo: While once upon a time stars were advised not to ruffle feathers by expressing political views (or other Continue reading

16:24

Spanish Suppression Of Catalan Independence Movement Continues To Escalate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Disobedient Media previously reported on the suppression of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish authorities. Since that time, repressive tactics in Spain have increased and Disobedient Media was smeared by Spanish media outlet El Pais, along with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

16:21

NASCAR Owners Side With Trump, Take Firm Stance Against Anthem Protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NASCAR cant afford to lose any more fans. Via USA Today: NASCAR again proved to be an insular oddity in American sports culture on Sunday as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway were completely devoid of the type of national anthem protests that have permeated other professional sports.[] Get []

16:20

To noones surprise, Angela Merkel is reelected to 4th term as German Chancellor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On September 8, I predicted that Angela Merkel will be reelected German Chancellor. To no ones surprise, yesterdays election indeed re-elected Merkel for whom patriotism, nationalism and the German flag are bad things for a fourth term. But there Continue reading

16:19

POTUS Trump Takes on #FakeNews: NFL Controversy Has NOTHING to Do with Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday President Trump sounded off on the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

President Trump: I think its very disrespectful to our country. I think its very, very disrespectful to our flag. We have a great country. We have great people representing our country especially our soldiers, our first responders and they should be treated with respect. And when you get on a knee and you dont respect the American flag or anthem thats not being treated with respect. It has nothing to do with race. Ive never said anything about race. This has nothing to do with race or anything else. This has to with respect for our country and respect for our flag.

The post POTUS Trump Takes on #FakeNews: NFL Controversy Has NOTHING to Do with Race appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:12

TRUMP WOULDN'T BE THE MONSTER HE IS WITHOUT THE RIGHT-WING MEDIA AND BACKLASH-COURTING POLS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Washington Post's James Hohmann wants you to believe that the president's war on sports protesters is uniquely Trumpian:

The most fitting slogan for Donald Trumps populist campaign, which continues nearly a year after the 2016 election ended, might be us against them. ... He is the divider in chief.

Trump, who was a developer before he became a reality TV star and then a politician, has long been a builder of straw men. Everyone knows that he trades on controversy, but his chaotic approach to governing also depends on constantly presenting the American people with false binary choices.
Already I'm confused. What does being a real estate developer have to do with dividing Americans? There's one line on Trump's rsum that Hohmann leaves out: political commentator on Fox News during the Roger Ailes era -- though what's probably more important is that for years he's been a Fox viewer.
Picking a fight with professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem, a controversy from last year that had mostly blown over, is just the latest example.
This was a controversy "that had mostly blown over"? Not on the right. This years, right-wingers have continued to be furious at anthem kneelers, and have been full of schadenfreude because they believe anger about this is hurting NFL TV ratings and attendance. Here are some Drudge Report headlines from earlier this month, well before Trump raised the issue on Friday night:




The anger about this on the right is still fresh.

More from Hohmann:
Trump talks about the world in black-and-white terms: Youre either with him or against him....

He is also looking for distractions. Trump went all-in last week on the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill, which could fail this week. The candidate he endorsed in Alabama could go down in a GOP primary. Puer...

16:00

New Mexico School Board To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance In Spanish At Meetings "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The reason why we have press one for English. Via Fox News: A New Mexico school board is planning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish at public meetings starting next week. Las Cruces Superintendent Greg Ewing told the Las Cruces Sun-News that students are entitled under law to choose to have part of []

15:56

Google Search Results Appear Broken Many Simple Queries No Longer Make Sense "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Google has gone mad. Many simple queries no longer make sense.

A simple query of White Couples on Google results in pictures of predominantly mixed couples couples where one of the two individuals is black. Not what you think of when you think of white couples but these are new times.

 

Another query of American Inventors on Google results in a list of predominantly black American inventors.  Many names in the list the average American has never heard of.   For some reason, famous American inventors such as Henry Ford, Charles Goodyear, Eli Whitney, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, and Orville and Wilbur Wright are missing from the list.  George Washington Carver was a genius with peanuts but his inventions never flew people around the world to Hong Kong and back like the Wright brothers invention the airplane.

Google mirrors this crazy pattern in nearly every qu...

15:39

15:18

FLASHBACK: Jamaican Runner Usain Bolt Stops Interview to Respect US National Anthem (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt for the national anthem.

Over a dozen NFL players took a knee during the US national anthem at their London game.

But not all athletes disrespect the US flag and its anthem.

Respect.
In August 2016 Jamaican gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt interrupted a post-race interview on Sunday with a Mexican reporter to stand and respect to the US National Anthem.
usain bolt respect

Usain may have a huge ego but this was an incredible gesture.

The post FLASHBACK: Jamaican Runner Usain Bolt Stops Interview to Respect US National Anthem (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:10

Imagine If The Democratic Party Had More Candidates Like Randy Bryce And Fewer Blue Dogs! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Randy Bryce-- busy raising campaign funds without taking special interest money

A new poll released by CNN yesterday spells some bad news for the Republican Party. The Party's favorability rating among American voters has crated to it's lowest in history. And the congressional party leaders, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, are widely disliked. Party favorability is now at 29%-- down 13 points from the March poll. The party popularity has never dropped below 30 before.
Overall, 20% of Americans approve of the way Republican leaders in Congress are handling their jobs, while 72% disapprove. That includes just 39% of Republicans who approve of the job GOP leaders are doing.

Republicans are signaling they prefer President Donald Trump's vision for the party, with 79% saying he is taking it in the right direction. A majority of GOP voters -- 53% -- believe Republican leaders in Congress are taking the party in the wrong direction.


15:00

The Cuck and the Shrew "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on December 15, 2015. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Cuckservative. Doesnt it just roll off the tongue?

The explosion of this 4chan-influenced pejorative into the mainstream last summer was unexpected, if not wholly surprising. The best insults have two qualities: theyre instantly comprehensible and they instill deep shame in the target. Its why RINO (Republican In Name Only, a term used against Leftist GOP politicians) never caught on; once you have to explain a joke, its no longer funny.

Cuckservative is the direct opposite: it requires no elaboration and carries with it an image of humiliation. When the average schmuck thinks cuckservative, he visualizes an elephant tearfully sobbing in the corner while Barack Obama (or an illegal Mexican, or an ISIS jihadi, whatever your flavor of decline) lifts up Lady Libertys skirt for an unlubed rogering.

How else do you describe the Rights total acquiescence to every lunatic Leftist whim these past decades? From illegal immigration to gay marriage to demographics and degeneracy, cuckservatives have been getting in the ring, throwing the fight, and sniveling about it afterwards. Well, golly gee, we tried our best, but we just couldnt stop the Democrats, but please pretty please vote for us next year! Their only solution is to out-Left the Left, hence their absurdities of claiming that the Democrats are the real racists, welcoming mass immigration because Latinos are natural Republicans, and giving further tax breaks to corporations that enforce leftist orthodoxy on the rest of us.

Unfortunately for them, Americans are waking up to their three-card monte game.

...

14:59

Not One More Dime: NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion in Federal Subsidies Time to Cut Them Off "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stuart Varney joined FOX and Friends on Monday to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Varney reminded the FOX and Friends hosts that NFL stadiums have collected over $1 billion in federal subsidies.

Stuart Varney: Theres $1.1 billion in direct subsidies from taxpayers to the NFL Taxpayer subsidies go to the building of stadiums. There have been 20 new NFL stadiums since 1997. All of them have received a degree of taxpayer subsidies.

According to FOX Sports over the last 20 years, the American public has spent more than $7 billion dollars to build or renovate NFL stadiums, taking on 46 percent of the total costs of those projects.

Its time to cut them off.

They dont respect the country. Why should the country respect them?

The post Not One More Dime: NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion in Federal Subsidies Time to Cut Them Off appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

14:55

Maxine Waters: Trump Is The Most Deplorable Person I Have Ever Met, Seen, Or Witnessed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And yet she looks in the mirror everyday and sees herself. .@MaxineWaters: I really believe that this is the most deplorable person I have ever met, seen, or witnessed #AMJoy https://t.co/54Mo3gsxaX AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) September 24, 2017

14:54

After pushing for Muslim immigration into Europe, Jews now say Jews should leave Europe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jews are a main force pushing for immigration, migration and refugee resettlement of Third World peoples (mainly Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East) into Europe and North America. See also French rabbi Rav Touitou applauds Muslim invasion of Europe. Continue reading

14:25

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Didnt Want Army Ranger Veteran Player Villanueva to Stand for National Anthem (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

God Bless this man.

Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the team lost on Sunday that he did not want Army Ranger veteran Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem.

Coach Mike Tomlin: Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team. Man, these are divisive times.

The Daily Caller reported:

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates.

Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trumps comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired

When asked by a reporter about Villanueva coming out for the anthem, Tomlin said, Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.

...

13:30

Keeping the divide going: AMC developing series based on BLM book, They Cant Kill Us All "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ferguson was a liberal-funded protest. Baltimore race rioters were given permission by then mayor, Stephanie  Rawlings-Blake, to burn, riot, and loot their own city. Instead of waiting for the facts of police shootings to emerge, race agitators destroyed their communities. Continue reading

13:21

Tom Brady Speaks Out Against President Trumps Divisive NFL Comments "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came out against President Trumps statements on the NFL Monday morning. Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive, Brady told Bostons WEEI hosts Kirk and Callahan.

WEEI reports:

Speaking Monday morning on Kirk & Callahan, Tom Brady, who linked arms with some of his teammates to show unity during the anthem, said he disagreed with what the president said.

Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive, Brady said. Like I said, I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, Oh, that is wrong. That is right. I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me. That is how I try and live every day. I have been blessed to be in locker rooms with guys all over the United States over the course of my career. Some of my great friends are from Florida, Virginia, New York, Montana, Colorado, Texas. The one thing about football is it brings so many guys together guys you would never have the opportunity to be around. Whether it was in college, and all the way into the pros. Were all different, were all unique. That is what makes us all special.

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee...

11:22

Syria - U.S. CentCom Declares War On Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yesterday three high ranking Russian officers were killed in an "ISIS attack" in eastern-Syrian. It is likely that they were killed by U.S. special forces or insurgents under U.S. special forces control. The incident will be understood as a declaration...

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Noah

It's almost October! That means it's not to early to start buying some holiday gifts (eat it, Repugs, I said 'holiday' not Christmas) for your friends and relatives, even that proverbial crazy Republican uncle who hasn't been committed to an asylum, yet. These fine book suggestions may be just the thing! Expect a bound set soon! Don't delay! "Wait What!" is sure to sell out instantly. With a little luck it will become the new "Tickle Me, Elmo" of this holiday season (eat it again, Repugs).

08:45

The Worst Is Yet to Come with Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Naomi Klein talking: what really has me scared is what this configuration of characters in the Trump administrationPence, Bannon, Betsy DeVos, Steve Mnuchin, all these Goldman Sachs alum who are in the Cabinethow they would respond to a large-scale crisis that they themselves are not creating. I mean, the chaos is chaos theyre generating themselves, []

08:40

The greenhouse effect is a stack of blankets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More blankets = more warmth: The greenhouse effect is like blankets warming the Earth. If it is -18C (0F) in your bedroom, you need a few blankets to keep yourself warm. More blankets = more warming. Too many blankets and you sweat. So the point is that the greenhouse effect is a good thing, up []

08:35

Killing Natives and Seizing their Land for Leopold II in Congo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Canadas 150th anniversary offers a unique opportunity to shed light on some darker corners of Canadian history. One of the dustier chapters is our contribution to one of the most barbarous regimes of the last century and a half. In a bid to extract rubber and other commodities from his personal colony, Belgian King Lopold []

08:25

As Environment Minister Merkel Knew That Nuclear Dumps in Salt Mines were Leaking, Dangerous, and Ignored It; Now Radioactive Waste Must Be Dug Up; Undaunted in Stupidity the US Continues Dumping Nuclear Waste in Salt Despite Accident "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Angela Merkel was German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium fr Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit) from 17 November 1994 to 27 October 1998. In early 1996, The Bundesamt fr Strahlenschutz (BfS) (the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection) wrote to the Bundesministerium fr Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) warning of the problems of the Asse II nuclear waste dump and the unsuitably of salt deposits for nuclear waste storage (dump). The Asse II salt mine was already leaking at the rate of 10 m3, i.e. 10,000 liters per day. As a Ph.D. in chemistry, Merkel should have known that burying nuclear waste in salt was a dangerously stupid idea and understood the problem more clearly than most. But, she also received a warning and chose to ignore it. (See commentary and letter further below). Only recently it has been decided that the Asse II radioactive waste must be dug up and moved to the surface and then elsewhere. Unlike the US, which remains undaunted in its stupidity of continuing to stuff radioactive waste in a salt mine at WIPP, despite the problems of collapse, explosion and contamination, Germany has apparently learned from its mistake(s), albeit belatedly. Even some children know that salt speeds up metal corrosion, so a chemistry Ph.D., like Merkel, had to know.

In 2011, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) measured an activity of 240,000 Becquerels [radioactive disintegrations (shots) per second] of Cesium 137 per liter in a borehole in front of chamber 12 at Asse. This is the highest level of cesium 137 found thus far in a sample from the Asse dump. It was an increase from 90,000 Becquerels in 2008. The high values were measured in the vicinity of a brine sump known to have contaminated salt solution since 1994. (See: Strahlenschtzer melden erhhte Radioaktivitt in der Asse Spiegel Online, 14. April 2011)

There were 29 water breaches in the Asse II salt mine- now radioactive waste dump- from 1906 to 1988 and 32 new ones from 1988 to 2008. Captured brine water is transported from Asse II to the abandonned K+S AG mines (Bad Salzdetfurth, Adolfsglckand Mariaglck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asse_II_mine. The US salt mine nuclear waste dump, WIPP, has been leaking from the beginning too: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/the-weeping-wipp-road-wipp-leaking-from-the-get-go/

In 1993 water was entering the Asse II salt mine, filled with nuclear waste, at a rate of five cubic meters (5000 liters) per day. In 1994, an expert commissi...

08:12

We Are Radicals at Heart Dont Forget It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Listen closely. Listen closely to Thomas Paines argument in Common Sense that [w]e have it in our power to begin the world over again; to Thomas Jeffersons phrases in the Declaration: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, []

07:15

Going to some Arab land and creating a state for Jews there was a crazy idea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Miko Peled talking: You said in 2005 you came to the conclusion that this idea of a two state solution wasnt possible nor was it right, that there should be as you said in the last segment, one state voting for all. Not a Jewish state. Now that goes against the core of your []

06:36

London bans Uber "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Londons transport authority announced Friday that it will not renew Ubers license, saying the company is not fit and proper to operate in the city. The move, if upheld after an appeal, could deal a serious blow to Ubers business. Transport for London cited the companys approach to reporting serious criminal offenses, and the way []

06:26

Google segregates women into lower-paying jobs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are segregated into lower-paying jobs. The complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the last four years, provided the []

06:20

September 25th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #249 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:15

Monday September 25th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:15

BURN AND BOYCOTT! Patriotic NFL Fan Torches All His Steelers Gear, Boycotts League: We Stand for This Country! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NFL player protests exploded Sunday after President Trump lashed out at the players for kneeling during the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

At least a dozen NFL players kneeled during the anthem before the London game today between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

They did this in London.

These same players who knelt during the national anthem stood for the British anthem God Save the Queen.
Unreal.

The Pittsburgh Steelers team hid in the locker room during the National Anthem.
Only former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva came out for the National Anthem on Sunday.

Patriotic Americans were outraged at the disgraceful anti-police stunt by NFL players.

One Steelers fan took all of his team jerseys, jackets, shirts and hats And torched them all.

Robert L. Williams took all of his NFL merchandise and put them in an outdoor pit.

Robert Williams: We have morals in this country. We stand for this country. My great uncles bones are lying in the bottom of Pearl Harbor. For this country. For the flag. For your freedom to play in the NFL and to say whatever you want to say. But you do not disrespect the flag and the country and the Constitution So watch this stuff burn.

Robert then torched all of...

06:02

Dozens of Civilians Killed When U.S. Bombed a School And a Market in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rubble of a residential house that local residents said was attacked in a coalition airstrike on March 30, 2017, killing six civilians.

06:01

Tire Nazis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If youve gone to get new tires recently, you may have already dealt with the latest outcropping of technocratic busybodyism: The scanning of your cars electronic ear tag, its Vehicle Identification Number or VIN.

The VIN is a bar code literally just like the one on the packages of stuff you buy at the supermarket or anywhere else thats corporate. The VIN specifically identifies your car including every last detail about it, such as the engine/transmission it came with, the color it was painted and the tires it came equipped with from the factory.

And now it is being used to identify you.

This time, not by Uncle.

By private companies, following Uncles example.

To track you, control you and even dun you.

Heres how:

Time to buy old US gold coins

You visit the tire shop to buy a new set. Used to be that youd either tell the guy behind the counter which tires you wanted or discuss options with him. Then youd buy them and hed install them. Now the guy behind the counter will scan your cars VIN which is tied to the DMV and first find out all kinds of things about you and your car.

Then he will tell you which tires youre allowed to buy.

Yes, really.

If your car originally came equipped with tires that carried a V speed rating the V indicating rated for sustained travel at speeds up to 149 MPH but youve decided youd like to buy less aggressive (and less expensive) tires with an H rating the H indicating rated safe for sustained travel at sustained speeds up to 130 MPH the Tire Nazi will not allow it.

Or perhaps youd like to go up a size or down for whatever reason of your own. After all, it is your car and youre buying the tires.

In neither case is any of this necessarily unsafe although that will be the claim.

In the case of speed ratings, they are based on sustained speeds.  It is an important distinction. Thus, a V rated tire can safely handle sustained speeds up to 149 MPH. But it is not dangerous to briefly exceed 149 MPH. The tire isnt going to shred unless you operate at sustained speeds in excess of the rated maximum.

Question: How often do you travel at the sustained speeds for which your tire is rated? How about in excess of the rated speed?

For how long?

In the United States, the fastest allowable highway speed is 85 MPH in a few rural parts of...

The US Already Destroyed North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated nations crucible years: the 1950-53 war that split the Korean Peninsula in two.

Rural schoolchildren dressed in military uniform and wearing the bright red neckties of the Youth Revolutionary League listen wide-eyed as guides explain atrocities by the US aggressors committed during the war.

Many of these atrocities refer to what Blaine Harden, author and former Washington Post reporter, recently called a long, leisurely and merciless US bombing campaign: well over half a million tons of bombs dropped, napalm and chemical weapons deployed, cities levelled.

Although the ferocity of the bombing was recognised as racist and unjustified elsewhere in the world, says Harden, for many Americans it was just another conflict in a distant and poorly understood country, he concludes. Not for nothing is it called the forgotten war.

Time to buy old US gold coins

The result was perhaps three million dead and, the museum recalls, the first US armistice in history signed without a victory. In three years of fighting a single major city changed hands: Kaesong, which is now the last vestige of a once hopeful dtente with the South.

Air Force general Curtis LeMay, head of the strategic air command during the Korean War, estimated that the American campaign killed 20 per cent of the population. We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea, he said.

Radioactive cobalt

General Douglas MacArthurs plan to win was a list of targets sent to the Pentagon, requesting 34 atomic bombs to create a belt of radioactive cobalt across the neck of Manchuria so that there could be no land invasion of Korea from th...

Secession, Liberty, and Private Property "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

To: Matt@Occidentalism.org September 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Matt,

I am not concerned with my friends opinion about a white America.  I am concerned that he was confused about my opinion.  Allow me to clarify:

To set the stage, what does one mean by white America?  No more non-European migration?  Deporting all those from a non-European ancestry, no matter the small percentage in the blood?  Disallowing mixed marriages?  All these must occur to achieve a white America.

The first could be achieved relatively easily it would require modifying the current government enforced immigration policies with a different set of government enforced immigration policies.  As there is no libertarian solution to immigration in a world of state borders, I am, at worst, ambivalent about this but could easily go for it.

Of course, if the USG (run mostly by white people) would just stop all of the wars in countries populated by brown-skinned people both traditional wars and drug wars this entire problem would shrink dramatically of its own accord.

Time to buy old US gold coins

The second and third?  By force, and force of the most violent nature imaginable.

So I am perfectly clear about how I feel about this (lets call it bionic being direct):

In no, way, shape or form do I support such an idea.  I think those that do support such an idea out of concern for their descendants four or forty generations from now are either insane or have no idea what hell they are going to unleash on their family living today, right now, right here.

Your choice: look your children in the eyes while holding the knife to their neck to do them in, or educate your children properly in how to become a productive and contributing member of society, a member that values and improves on the best of Western Civilization.  I know my choice.  To be clear about my choice: I am not insane.  (Put this together with the previous paragraph if my meaning isnt clear enough for you).

Further, by far and it isnt even close the most significant violators of my life and property are white males not Jews, not Arabs, not Mexicans, not blacks (or whatever I am supposed to call them these days).  It is none of these other bogeymen that taxes 50% of my wealth and sends my sons to kill by the millions and be killed by the tens of thousands.  It is white males that have handed us the government enforced immigration that we live under today.

Like it matters to Jews that the US gover...

The Killing of History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way.

In a society often bereft of historical memory and in thrall to the propaganda of its exceptionalism, Burns entirely new Vietnam war is presented as epic, historic work. Its lavish advertising campaign promotes its biggest backer, Bank of America, which in 1971 was burned down by students in Santa Barbara, California, as a symbol of the hated war in Vietnam.

Burns says he is grateful to the entire Bank of America family which has long supported our countrys veterans.  Bank of America was a corporate prop to an invasion that killed perhaps as many as four million Vietnamese and ravaged and poisoned a once bountiful land. More than 58,000 American soldiers were killed, and around the same number are estimated to have taken their own lives.

I watched the first episode in New York. It leaves you in no doubt of its intentions right from the start. The narrator says the war was begun in good faith by decent people out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence and Cold War misunderstandings.

Time to buy old US gold coins

The dishonesty of this statement is not surprising. The cynical fabrication of false flags that led to the invasion of Vietnam is a matter of record the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, which Burns promotes as true, was just one. The lies litter a multitude of official documents, notably the Pentagon Papers, which the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg released in 1971.

There was no good faith. The faith was rotten and cancerous. For me as it must be for many Americans it is difficult to watch the films jumble of red peril maps, unexplained interviewees, ineptly cut archive and maudlin American battlefield sequences.

In the series press release in Britain the BBC will show it there is no mention of Vietnamese dead, only Americans. We are all searching for some meaning in this terrible tragedy, Novick is quoted as saying.  How very post-modern.

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The lone survivor of an all-women anti-aircraft battery near Hanoi. Most were teenagers. (Photo: John Pilger...

Deplorable Women "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton said that women who support President Donald Trump are publicly disrespecting themselves and that he is doing worse than I thought.

In an interview on Saturday on MSNBCs AM Joy, the 2016 presidential hopeful said she was surprised by women who supported Trump given his past contentious remarks including the grab them by the p**** controversy.

When I see women doing that, I think: Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?, Clinton told host Joy Reid.

Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?'

Clinton gave the response when Reid asked her about women at Trump rallies who wore profane T-shirts that used the b-word, the c-word about you.

And I think thats one of the problems with sexism, Clinton continued.

Time to buy old US gold coins

We had such a public and still an ongoing movement to expand civil rights. Again, Im proud of the progress, but we still have a lot of problems we have to confront.

She also said it was troubling to hear people chanting Lock her up in reference to jailing her over deleted emails.

It was deeply troubling on several levels, Clinton said.

And I try to unpack this, because first of all its not pleasant to be called names and to be subjected to the kind of insults that come across the online media all the time, which we see when women express an opinion.

Despite the campaign being over, the chants of Lock her up have not ended at Trump events. The crowd chanted the phrase on Friday during Trumps speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange.

Trump responded to the crowd, saying they should talk to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about that.

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World War I Still Haunts America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This year is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilsons pulling America into World War I. Many people celebrate this centenary of Americas emergence as a world power. But at a time when the Trump administration is bombing or rattling sabers at half a dozen nations and many Democrats are clamoring to bloody Russia, it is worth reviewing how World War I turned out so much worse than the experts and politicians promised.

Wilson was narrowly reelected in 1916 on the basis of a campaign slogan, He kept us out of war. But Wilson had massively violated neutrality by providing armaments and money to the Allied powers that had been fighting Germany since 1914. At the same time, he had no quarrel with the British blockade that was slowly starving the German people. In his April 1917 speech to Congress seeking a declaration of war against Germany, he hailed the U.S. government as one of the champions of the rights of mankind and proclaimed that the world must be made safe for democracy.

American soldiers helped turn the tide on the Western Front in late 1918. But the cost was far higher than Americans anticipated. More than 100,000 American soldiers died in the third-bloodiest war in U.S. history. Another half- million Americans perished from the Spanish Flu epidemic spurred and spread by the war. But the political damage lasted far longer.

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In his speech to Congress, Wilson declared, We have no quarrel with the German people and feel sympathy and friendship towards them. But his administration speedily commenced demonizing the Huns. One Army recruiting poster portrayed German troops as an ape ravaging a half-naked damsel beneath an appeal to Destroy this Mad Brute. Wilsons evocations of fighting for universal freedom were quickly followed by bans on sauerkraut, beer, and teaching German in public schools. Tolerance quickly became unpatriotic.

The Wilson administration sold the war as an easy win failing to realize how close France and Russia were to either collapsing or surrendering. When fewer than 100,000 Americans volunteered for the military, Congress responded by authorizing conscripting 10 million men. Wilson proclaimed that it is in no sense a conscription of the unwilling. It is, rather, selection from a Nation which has volunteered in mass. But people had voted against the war. Regardless, Wilson touted the draft as a new type of freedom: It is nothing less than the day upon which the manhood of the country shall step forward in one solid rank in defense of the ideals to which this Nation is consecrated. It was as if Wilson was presaging George Orwells motto in 1984  Freedom is Slavery.

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Blame Old White People "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

h/t The Spectator  Guardian author John Gibbons has written an extraordinary piece which blames climate denial on old white people.

Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich

Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will wreak on future generations

From my vantage point outside the glass doors, the sea of grey hair and balding pates had the appearance of a golf society event or an active retirement group. Instead, it was the inaugural meeting of Irelands first climate denial group, the self-styled Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) in Dublin in May. All media were barred from attending.

Its guest speaker was the retired physicist and noted US climate contrarian, Richard Lindzen. His jeremiad against the narrative of hysteria on climate change was lapped up by an audience largely composed of male engineers and meteorologists mostly retired. This demographic profile of attendees at climate denier meetings has been replicated in London, Washington and elsewhere.

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Short-termism and self-interest is part of the answer. A 2012 study in Nature Climate Change presented evidence of how remarkably well-equipped ordinary individuals are to discern which stances towards scientific information secure their personal interests.

This is surely only half the explanation. A 2007 study by Kahan et al on risk perception identified atypically high levels of technological and environmental risk acceptance among white males. An earlier paperteased out a similar point: Perhaps white males see less risk in the world because they create, mana...

The Price of Idiocy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When I was asked to name the contemporary writer whom I most admired, I used without hesitation to sayuntil he died in 2014Pierre Ryckmans, better known as Simon Leys.

Leys was a Belgian who lived more than half his life in Australia. He was a Sinologist, art historian, novelist, literary essayist, and translator: from Chinese into French and English, French into English, and English into French. He was a gifted artist (and his Chinese calligraphy was admired by Chinese connoisseurs of the art, which is high praise indeed); he was also an intrepid sailor and navigator.

He first came to fame (outside the restricted circles of Western Sinology) with a series of four books about the so-called Cultural Revolution in China and the dim-witted veneration in which Mao Tse-tung was held by a considerable proportion of the European and American intelligentsia, particularly the French. I remember reading these books when they first came out; their style was so brilliant, the authors wit so excoriating, and the subject so important that they are still in print today, more than forty years later, and are of such literary merit (unlike the vast majority of books about current affairs) that I think they will still be worth reading, and be read, a hundred years hence.

All his subsequent books were just as brilliant; if there was a finer literary essayist in the world than he, I did not know of him. Somehow he conveyed his absolute authorityboth moral and literaryfrom the very first sentence of anything that he wrote. He never descended into obscurity and could say the most serious things with a light touch and in the simplest language.

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He is now the subject of an excellent biography by a fellow Belgian Sinologist, Philippe Paquet, who admired him greatly; but only, I think, because he was in the highest degree admirable. Leys personal life was a very happy one, and there is no scandal to recount. The biography (which is long) is mainly, and rightly, an intellectual and spiritual one.

There is one episode in the book recounted in detail, of which I knew only the outline before, that struck me deeply. It does not reflect badly on Leys, far from that; but it left me with a feeling of deep melancholy.

Leys, who was a man as remote from self-advertisement or self-promotion as possible, was in 1983 invited onto a French television program about literature called Apostrophes. It had a very large audience for such a program, about 3,000,000 viewers. Also to appear on it was an Italian woman, Maria-Antonietta Macchiocchi, who had been an ardent Maoist and who, after a visit to China during the Cultural Revolution, had publish...

All Eyes on Hot Alabama Senate Race "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nigel Farage will speak in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday night, in support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

The Guardian has learned that the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) will join former White House advisor Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty TV star Phil Robertson at an election eve rally.

Moore, a fiery opponent of gay marriage who condemned sodomy in prepared remarks in a televised debate, is in a tight race against appointed incumbent Luther Strange, for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, Donald Trumps attorney general.

Farage is a longtime Trump ally. He appeared with Trump in an August 2016 rally in Jackson, Mississippi and appeared in the spin room in St Louis after the second presidential debate in October, touting Trumps performance. On the campaign trail, Farage regularly compared Trumps capture of the White House to the successful effort to push the UK out of the European Union. In return, Trump has urged prime minister Theresa May to make Farage ambassador to the US.

However, Trump has endorsed Strange, with whom he appeared in Huntsville on Friday night. Trump sang the praises of Big Luther but conceded that his endorsement may have been a mistake and promised to campaign with Moore if the controversial former state supreme court chief justice wins on Tuesday.

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The race has pitted Trump against much of his support base. Moore, who has the support of Sarah Palin and former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, among others, is a deeply controversial figure, twice removed as Alabama chief justice. A vocal opponent of gay rights, h...

Hackers Are Getting Personal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the weeks news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared.

This Week in the News

Cyber-criminals are no longer just striking huge targets. Theyre going after average people like you and me now.

Never have our personal electronic devices been under more threat. From apps that steal your money to ransomware that locks up your computer to a flaw in Bluetooth devices that allows anything connected to be hacked including your car every person using a cell phone or a computer is vulnerable. 

Many of us use our devices to conduct business, like banking, bill-paying, or shopping. In fact, these days, its increasingly difficult to function if you dont. Im not suggesting we all need to get rid of our phones and computers, but we might want to be a lot more careful than we have been in the past,

Were used to reading about cyber attacks and hacks affecting large businesses or power grids, but things are getting a lot closer to home. Like, actually in your home. These 4 stories about threats to our personal devices all took place over the past few weeks. Being prepared isnt just about beans, bullets, and band-aids. Its about knowing what the risks are in all aspects of your life. If youre reading this, you are on a device that probably has the potential to be hacked, so read on for information on the current threats.

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First, your Bluetooth handsfree safety feature isnt that safe.

Cell phones can be a great way to communicate with loved ones, but dont underestimate the dangers lurking within all their conveniences. I wrote a story that went largely unnoticed last week about a flaw with Bluetooth that allows any device connected to easily be hacked. To summarize:

  • BlueBorne is an attack vector that could affect billions of devices.
  • If youre running IoS, Android, Windows, and even Linux, your devices could be at risk.
  • This ma...

Time for a Flu Vaccine? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The flu and cold season is upon us.  I have already seen numerous patients suffering from upper respiratory illnesses and even weathered my first bout.

The CDC and the Powers-That-Be would have you believe that you should receive the influenza vaccine on a yearly basis. (1) They claim that the flu vaccine can save thousands of lives.  Of course, I have written to you many times that there is not a single study that has ever supported the claim that the flu vaccine saves any lives.  In fact, the history of the flu vaccine shows clearly that it fails nearly all who take it.

A recent article in Family Practice News (September 1, 2017, p. 10) was titled, Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine safe, effective.  The article states, An intramuscular inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine reduced the risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza by up to 69% in previously unvaccinated children aged 6-35 months in a large randomized trial, reported at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric (sic) Infectious Diseases.

Wow. I have studied the influenza vaccine for years and I know that there is not one study that has shown the flu vaccine very effective for preventing the flu.  Is this something new?

I pulled the study and read it. Heres what I found.

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The study included 5,806 healthy 6-35-months-old.  More than 5,400 were randomized to two doses of the quadrivalent vaccine (Fluzone) or placebo.  The trial was conducted in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa between March 2014 and September 2016.  The incidence of any laboratory-confirmed strain of influenza illness during the period from 14 days post-vaccination to the end of the flu season was 1.01% in the Fluzone group and 3.28% in those who received the placebo.

How did they get the 69% efficacy rate?  They used the relative risk statistical analysis by simply dividing 1.01 into 3.28.  When I lecture to health care professionals about statistics, I tell them that the relative risk analysis is used by the Big Pharma Cartel to make a poorly performing drug or therapy look better than it actually is.   Relative risk analysis should never be used when making clinical decisions about whether to prescribe a drug or therapy.  Sadly, most doctors and other healthcare professionals have no knowledge about how to properly review a medical study because they do not understand statistics.

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Can You Save Your Own Life? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 1926, strong man and physical culture enthusiast Earle Liederman wrote a book called Endurance. In it, Liederman makes the case that every man should be physically fit enough to save his own life in an emergency. He sets out five fitness benchmarks that indicate whether a man is up to this task. None require you to be able to bench press 500 pounds or have six-pack abs. Rather, the benchmarks focus on having the strength and endurance to run, swim, or pull yourself to safety. If youre looking for a fitness goal, the five fitness benchmarks Liederman lists are a good place to start.

According to Liederman:

Every man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far enough, run fast and long enough to save his life in case of emergency and necessity. He also should be able to chin himself a reasonable number of times, as well as to dip a number of times, and he should be able to jump a reasonable height and distance.

A man should be able to:

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90% of Austrian Asylum Seekers on Welfare Only 1 in 5 Immigrants in Germany Are Employed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ninety percent of asylum seekers in Austria are living on welfare.

In Germany only one-in-five of Merkels immigrants are working.

At least one million immigrants have invaded Germany in the last three years.

Fria Tider reported:

Of a million asylum seekers who have come to Germany in recent years, only a fifth has acquired some kind of employment, writes SVT Nyheter. Now, a large majority of Germans consider that immigration policy needs to change. In the elections of Sunday, immigration has become the most important choice.

As many as seven out of ten Germans, the so-called integration after asylum to Germany is far too bad.

Among the newly arrived immigrants, there are very few who have so far brought something to the country.

Of the one million asylum seekers who have come to Germany in recent years, only fifth, or 200,000, have gained employment.

The post 90% of Austrian Asylum Seekers on Welfare Only 1 in 5 Immigrants in Germany Are Employed appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:56

CAPLAN: New England Patriots Owner Robert Krafts Criticism of President Trump is a Masterclass in Disloyalty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

At a rally in Alabama on Friday, President Trump unloaded on NFL players for kneeling in protest during the National Anthem. Posing a scenario which would light the sports world ablaze in the following days, Trump rhetorically asked a fired-up crowd in Huntsville how wonderful it would be if NFL players were punished for protesting the National Anthem.

Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! Hes fired. Hes fired, belted Trump.

You know, some owner is going to do that. Hes going to say, That guy that disrespects our flag, hes fired. And that owner, they dont know it [but] theyll be the most popular person in this country, Trump continued.

Yet Trump didnt stop there. Rather, the Commander-in-Chief then drew a correlation between the leagues two emerging soft spots rule changes and bruised ratings.

The NFL ratings are down massively, President Trump pointed out.

Now the Number one reason happens to be they like watching whats happening with yours truly. They like whats happening. Because you know today if you hit too hard: 15 yards! Throw him out of the game!

Trump then complained: Theyre ruining the game! Thats what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game.

The Presidents comments set off a firestorm around the sports world, drawing the ire of Kobe Bryant, Richard Sherman and various NFL owners.

 whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred cant possibly Make America Great Again, tweeted Bryant.

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04:01

Feds Open Civil Rights Probe Into Nashville Church Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update to this previous story. The shooter was a black legal immigrant from the Sudan who posted black nationalist and anti-police things on social media. The church members appear to have been white. Via The Tennessean: The Nashville shooting that left one woman dead and eight others wounded is now the subject of a federal []

03:35

Vote by Iraqi Kurds Adds to Tensions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Kurds, a long-suffering ethnic group in the Mideast, have long sought an independent state and Iraqi Kurdish areas will vote in a referendum that is adding to the regions tensions, as Joe Lauria reports from Erbil, Iraq. By

03:07

Trump Administration Tailors New Visa Restrictions to Specific Countries and Adds New Countries "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump has announced new visa, immigration and travel restrictions to replace the earlier expiring executive order.  New Executive Order Here  The new program is tailored to the unique security and vetting challenges of each nation. North Korea, Chad and Continue reading

03:01

Trump Adds Chad, North Korea, Venezuela To Travel Ban "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The more the merrier. Via Washington Times: President Trump issued a new travel ban policy Sunday night that updates the list of countries facing severe restrictions on their citizens entering the U.S., adding Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the majority-Muslim countries whose citizens will generally be prohibited from entering the country the administration had []

03:00

What Ben Jealous Understands "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


As you know, Blue America's priority is taking back the House and helping to fill it with genuine progressives. This is our main ActBlue page and it's filled with stalwart progressives running for the House, like Randy Bryce (WI), Doug Applegate (CA), Jenny Marshall (NC), Dan Canon (IN), David Gill (IL), etc. But we also help raise funds for Senate candidates, for incumbents, for candidates in districts Trump won, for state legislative candidates... and for candidates for governor. So far we've only endorsed 3 gubernatorial candidates; Tom Wakely in Texas, Daniel Biss in Illinois and Ben Jealous in Maryland. All three are fully-vetted progressives and all three have tough up-hill battles against much better-funded establishment insiders.

Goal ThermometerBut one of them, Ben Jealous, just got a powerful endorsement from the most trusted and popular political leader in the country, Bernie Sanders. Please give it a read and if you agree and want to help elect Ben, consider tapping the brand new Blue America ActBlue gubernatorial thermometer on the right. Ben, like Tom and Dan, is running a grassroots campaign and talking to small dollar contributors, so... if you feel like contributing $10 or $20 isn't manful-- just forget that. These are the candidates who put campaigns together not based on PACs from special interests or f...

02:34

Tennessee Church Killer Sudanese Immigrant Emanuel Samson Posted Black Nationalist, Anti-Police Posts On Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Nashville Police have identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a church Sunday morning as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. Samson is being charged with murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the attack that killed one and left at least seven other people injured at the Burnette Chapel Church of []

02:30

Sudanese Immigrant Breaks into Nashville Church in Clown Mask and Shoots Up Church, 7 Injured, One Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A 25 year-old Sudanese immigrant Emanuel Kidega Samson stormed into a Tennessee Church on Sunday and opened fire.

Samson was wearing a half face mask.
He murdered one woman in the parking lot and then went in the church and shot seven others.

Zero Hedge reported more on the immigrant killer:

Little is known about Samson or his motivation other than that he is a black male, and that he wore a clown mask during the assault, before turning his gun on himself.

According to the Washington Times, Samson has been discharged from the hospital and will soon be charged with murder and attempting murder for the attack, police said

According to a report from ABC, the gunman began indiscriminately shooting after entering the church. He was confronted by a church usher and eventually shot himself during the struggle.

The post Sudanese Immigrant Breaks into Nashville Church in Clown Mask and Shoots Up Church, 7 Injured, One Dead appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:05

The Poison Book "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in 2008, this strange object was sold to a private collector by German auction house Hermann Historica. It was billed as a "poison cabinet," since most of the ingredients listed on the tiny drawers are poisonous. This created quite a stir at the time, and many charges that it was an obvious fake.

But now the curators at the Met have gotten a good look at it, and they say it may be just what it seems: a small pharmacopoeia hidden in a hollowed-out 16th-century book. They did not suspect a recent fake. They suggest that rather than being a poisoner's cabinet this might just be a medicine chest, since all of the plants listed on the eleven small drawers were used medicinally.


But let's take a closer look at these eleven plants:

Hyocyamus niger, black henbane, a powerful hallucinogen often said to have been part of witches...

02:03

Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins: Respect The Institution "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That is what champions do. Via Fox News: The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement in response to President Trumps remarks toward athletes kneeling for the national anthem.[] In response, the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the National Hockey Leagues championship this past winter, said they will indeed go ahead with the customary White []

02:00

The Might-Have-Beens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Historians function is to discern alternatives If we are to study history as a living subject, not merely as a coloured pageant, or an antiquarian chronicle, or a dogmatic scheme, we must not indeed lose ourselves in barren speculations, but we must leave some room for imagination. History is not merely what happened. It is what happened in the context of what might have happened. Therefore it must incorporate, as a necessary element, the alternatives, the might-have-beens.

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01:41

Mass Shooting at Church Service in Nashville Masked Shooter Identified as Sudanese Immigrant (video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Nashville Tennessee One person was killed and eight others wounded Sunday after a masked man opened fire following a church service in Antioch.  Press Conference with details below: . The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, a 25-year-old Rutherford County man from Sudan, accidentally Continue reading

01:36

BREAKING: #Antioch Shooter Is Black Power Radical Who Posted That Youre More Likely To Be Killed By A White Man "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Antioch, Tennessee church shooter is an immigrant from Sudan and black power radical with a history of sharing pro-Islamic and anti-Western posts on social media, a review of his Facebook and Twitter accounts reveals. Before 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson opened fire on churchgoers in Antioch, Tennessee today, he shared a variety of Black Power []

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01:30

Patriots Owner Says Hes Deeply Disappointed Over Trumps Comments On NFL "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via The Score: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Sunday regarding the comments made by President Donald Trump on Friday. At a rally in Alabama, Trump implored NFL owners to fire any player who protests during the national anthem. He told owners to get that son of a bitch off the field, []

01:18

Flashback: NFL Players Threatened With Fines For Wearing Patriotic Cleats on 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Social media was set ablaze after President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

On Saturday, the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture, Goodell said in a statement. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters weve experienced over the last month.

Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.

The NFL and the left are all of a sudden supporters of the 1st Amendment. They keep claiming that the NFL players have the First Amendment right to protest the national anthem if they so wish. Okay, great, and the consumers have a right to boycott.

Interestingly, the NFL threatened players with fines for wearing patriotic cleats on 9/11 in 2016. Why does Goodell have so much contempt for American patriotism?

Via Fox News:

The left cleat says 9-11-01, with the 11 in the outline of the Twin Towers, while the right one says Never Forget.

I dont want to draw negative attention, so Im just going to focus on playing the game, Williamson told the Tennessean newspaper, on Friday.

The news outraged Paul Nunziato, head of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.

Im making a goal line stand on this. Enough is enough! The NFL is out of bounds on this, he insisted.

He said that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, by denying Williamson the right to wear the patriotic footwear, had committed a personal foul against humanity.

This guy [Williamson] was hoping to honor everyone who died on 9/11, no matter what their country or color.

Via The Daily Caller:

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01:15

NASCAR Owners: We Wont Tolerate Anti-Cop National Anthem Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NASCAR owners said Sunday they will NEVER tolerate anti-police National Anthem protesters.

The Hill reported:

Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games.

There were no protests reported during The Star-Spangled Banner at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press.

Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports.

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01:00

Denver Bronco, Derek Wolfe: If You Dont Think USA Is Greatest, Why Dont You Leave "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the few players that understands. Via BR: Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe released a statement Sunday regarding his decision to stand during the national anthem following President Donald Trumps divisive comments on NFL players protesting, per Josina Anderson of ESPN: I stand because I respect the men who died in real battle []

00:51

Catholic Theologians Accuse Pope Of Spreading Heresy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyre not necessarily wrong. Via Chicago Tribune: Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a []

00:47

London Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Compares Trump to ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Boy is this guy confused.
After a number of ISIS attacks in England this year causing multiple deaths Londons Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan compared Donald Trump to ISIS this weekend.

This guy.

The Sun reported:

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has accused President Donald Trump of using ISIS-style language by calling for a total shutdown of US borders to Muslims.

Speaking at the Labour party conference in Brighton, Khan also claimed hed become a reluctant participant in the continuing spat between himself and the outspoken Republican.

Khan is clearly outraged by the Presidents call for a ban on Muslims even though its reported he would make an exception for the Mayor.

He told a Guardian Live event :My view was firstly Im not exceptional and secondly Think about what you are saying. Because what you are saying is not dissimilar to what Daesh or so-called IS says.

They say that there is a clash of civilisations, it is not possible to be a Muslim and a westerner, and the west hates us. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them.

He said Trumps ban on travellers gave the wrong impression of the religion.

Sadiq said Trumps ban gave the wrong impression of Islam.
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00:40

President Trump Holds Impromptu Tarmac Presser (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just prior to boarding Air-Force One, President Donald Trump holds an impromptu presser answering questions about the anti-American behaviors of the NFL by some of those within the organization. For Immediate Release September 24, 2017 PRESS GAGGLE BY Continue reading

00:25

Election Result: Germanys Angela Merkel Has Less Support Than President Trump in U.S "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Headlines you wont see in the U.S. media.  According to the latest media report Angela Merkel has won reelection but only garnered 32.9% of the vote (2013 election was 41.5%). This means in victory Angela Merkel has less support in Continue reading

00:06

Navy SEAL Rob ONeill Trolls Kaepernick: Kaepernick, Where Are You Playing Today? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NFL player protests exploded Sunday after President Trump lashed out at the players for kneeling during the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

These NFL players protesting are disrespecting our Veterans who fought and bled for this country.

Patriotic Americans were infuriated when former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Navy SEAL Rob ONeill is the man who killed Osama Bin Laden and wrote the book The Operator.

ONeill trolled the hell outta Colin Kaepernick during his Fox News appearance Sunday and it was glorious.

ONeill was asked how he felt about NFL players taking a knee during the nation anthem.

As a veteran, its insulting, ONeill began.

He went on to say that there are other ways to protest rather than during the national anthem.

ONeill then zinged Colin Kaepernick for being jobless after orchestrating the protests.

Colin Kaepernick. Wheres he playing today? Oh thats right, he doesnt have a job. OUCH!

Video:

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00:02

NBA Players Association President: Trump Isnt Man Enough To Call Athletes Son Of A B- To Their Face "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

And I doubt he's man enough to call any of those players a son of a bitch to their face Chris Paul (@CP3) September 23, 2017 So sayeth the man playing a boys game. Via The Hill: Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul said Saturday President Trump isnt man enough to call athletes a []

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23:58

There Is No Rehabilitating the Vietnam War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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There is enormous pressure and a lot of money working to rehabilitate Vietnam, to put the guilt and the shame of it behind us. But it was precisely the guilt of the people, their shame at what was being done in their name, and their courage to denounce it that made it impossible for their government to carry out the savagery any longer.

The Vietnam War, writes Freeman, must be remembered and condemned for the debacle it actually was. (Image: vietnamfulldisclosure.org)

Since the day it ended, in 1975, there have been efforts to rehabilitate the Vietnam War, to make it acceptable, even honorable.  Af...

23:36

The Killing of History by John Pilger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad by John Pilger John Pilger, Sept. 21, 2017 September 24, 2017 One of the most hyped events of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, []

23:30

VIDEO: Buffalo Bills Player Does Exercises During Nation Anthem What A Disgrace "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

LeSean McCoy continued his warm ups during the national anthem while some of his teammates knelt. #Bills #TakeTheKnee pic.twitter.com/rj411vbyNu Rich Donnelly (@whec_rdonnelly) September 24, 2017

23:11

On cynicism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On cynicism:

When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas. Cynicism means your automatic answer becomes No. Cynicism means you presume everything will end in disappointment.

And this is, ultimately, why anyone becomes cynical. Because they are scared of disappointment. Because they are scared someone will take advantage of them. Because they are fearful their innocence will be used against them that when they run around gleefully trying to cram the whole world in their mouth, someone will try to poison them.

Cynicism is, ultimately, fear. Cynicism makes contact with your skin, and a thick black carapace begins to grow like insect armor. This armor will protect your heart, from disappointment but it leaves you almost unable to walk. You cannot dance in this armor. Cynicism keeps you pinned to the spot, in the same posture, forever.

~Caitlin Moran~


Tagged: Caitlin Moran, cynicism,...

23:02

Oppressed Multi-Millionaire Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Didnt know he was still performing. Via BPR: Stevie Wonder became the latest oppressed multi-millionaire coddled elitist to take a knee to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and athletes who kneel for the National Anthem. Tonight, Im taking a knee for America; but not just one knee, Im taking both knees, he said before he []

23:00

NoTrump.NoKKK.NoFascistUSA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




The American Music Awards aren't supposed to be "political," so when Green Day tweaked the words on their new song, "Bang Bang," adding "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA," it may have caught some viewers by surprise. But not iron worker, union organizer and Wisconsin Green Day fan Randy Bryce. "As usual, Billy Joe Armstrong was just a little ahead of his time," he told us when we talked about the upcoming Blue America Green Day guitar giveaway. "I love bands that express their angst in music."

In tribute to Billie's spirit, I took a sleek black stratocaster guitar (a Fender Squire Bullet Strat) that Green Day autographed for me while I was president of their label and decided to use it to raise some campaign funds for Randy's campaign for the congressional seat Paul Ryan is operating out of. Here's a photo of the guitar, of Randy holding the guitar.




Everyone who contributes here-- any amount-- to Randy Bryce's campaign has an equal chance to get the "thank you" guitar from Blue America. We'll pick one person at random. If you give $1,000 you get a chance to get the guitar. If you give $10 you get the same chance to get the guitar. (Yes, we're Democrats, not Republicans; that's how we roll. In fact, if you don't have the cash to give and you want the guitar, just send a note to us at Blue America, P.O. Box 27201. Los Angeles, CA 90027 and you'll have the same chance as everyone else.)
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22:55

Puerto Rico Officials Praise Trump Admin for Response to Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Puerto Rico officials are praising the proactive response by President Donald Trump and the federal government to the catastrophic damage wrought by Hurricane Maria.

Trump spoke on Thursday with the governors of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Earlier in the week Trump signed official disaster declarations for the two U.S. territories, according to The Hill.

The AP via Politico reported on Saturday:

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administrations response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status (The Jones Act).

(Gov. Ricardo) Rossello and other officials praised the federal government for planning its response in detail before the storm hit, a contrast with what Puerto Rico has long seen as the neglect of 3.4 million Americans living in a territory without a vote in Congress or the electoral college.

This is the first time we get this type of federal coordination, said Resident Commission Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Ricos non-voting representative in Washington.

The opening of the islands main port in the capital allowed 11 ships to bring in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, dozens of generators and food. Dozens more shipments are expected in upcoming days.

The federal aid effort is racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is in charge of the relief effort, said they would take satellite phones to all of Puerto Ricos towns and cities, more than half of which were cut off following Marias devastating crossing of Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Former journalist Cate Long summed up the response, On the ground or in transit to Puerto Rico FEMA, US DOD, US DOE, US National Guard, US Coast Guard, Marines, 3 state national guards.

22:48

James Woods DESTROYS NFL Player Protest in Epic Tweetstorm "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

James Woods is a rare breed in Hollywood.

The conservative actor is very active on Twitter, often posting hard hitting snarky tweets aimed at liberals.

Woods went on an epic rant Sunday, blasting the NFL players for disrespecting the American flag.

NFL player protests exploded Sunday after President Trump lashed out at the players for kneeling during the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, USA! USA! USA!

At least a dozen NFL players knelt during the anthem before the London game Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

They did this in London.

These same players who knelt during the national anthem stood for the British anthem God Save the Queen. Unreal.

Even more disrespectful, Buffalo Bills player LeSean McCoy stretched during the national anthem on Sunday.

Does the NFL support this too?

James Woods unleashed on America hating liberals and spoiled NFL players in a viral tweetstorm.

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22:40

DISGRACE: @AmbassadorRice Endorses Anti-American #TakeAKnee Protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former national security advisor Susan Rice endorsed the anti-American take a knee NFL protests Saturday night after Stevie Wonder got down on both knees during a musical festival. Love it, she tweeted: Love you, Stevie https://t.co/3cRLfNY1w5 Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) September 24, 2017 The take a knee movement is meant to protest supposed police brutality []

The post DISGRACE: @AmbassadorRice Endorses Anti-American #TakeAKnee Protests appeared first on GotNews.

22:30

National Anthem Singer At Detroit Lions Game Ends Song With Kneeling And Black Power Fist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its like everyone is just trying to top everyone else now The national anthem in Detroit ended on one knee #TakeAKnee pic.twitter.com/50J0wvvHxk . (@itsluisagibson) September 24, 2017

22:25

Director of the Office of Legacy Management: Who Is Carmelo Melendez? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Carmelo Melendez, who has worked in property management in several departments of the federal government, was named in December 2016 to lead the Office of Legacy Management in the Department of Energy (DOE). The office manages deactivated and cleaned-up nuclear weapons sites run by DOE.

 

Melendez earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, although he declined to provide AllGov with the year of his graduationor even his date of birth. He subsequently earned an MBA in financial management from Southern New Hampshire University in 1995, an M.Eng. in civil engineering at the University of Florida in 1996 and a doctorate in engineering management from George Washington University in 2007.

 

Melendez served in the Navy, retiring as a commander, a position he achieved in 2004. He then served as a civilian in the departments of Defense and State in civil engineering and property management roles. In the late 2000s, he worked in the Department of Energys Office of Engineering and Construction Management. He left that post to become assistant chief of staff for facilities and infrastructure for the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and director of Installations and Environment Division in the National Capital Region. As part of his responsibilities, Melendez was in charge of the facilities at Quantico Marine Base during a period of rapid growth.

 

Melendez returned to the Department of Energy in 2012. He served as senior real property officer for the Office of Property Management and director of asset management in the Office of Acquisition & Project Management before taking over the Office of Legacy Management.

-Steve Straehley

 

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22:01

Masked Gunmen Shoots Up Nashville Church, 1 Killed, 8 Wounded At Nashville Church, Gunman Stopped By Church Member With Gun "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via The Tennessean: One person was killed and eight others wounded Sunday after a man in a ski mask opened fire following a church service in Antioch. The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, accidentally shot himself after he was confronted by an armed member of the congregation and is being treated at the hospital, []

21:30

Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins Accept White House Invite "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Sunday that they have accepted an invitation to the White House.

Penguins at Capitals 5/10/17

The Pittsburgh Penguins said in a statement Sunday:

The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year.

Any agreement or disagreement with a presidents politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways. However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit.

President Trump tweeted out, Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!

The post Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins Accept White House Invite appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:20

Kneelers Booed: Patriots Fans Rain Down Boos Upon 20 Hate-filled Players (video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Approximately 20 New England Patriots football players decided to showcase their hatred for America and took a knee during the National Anthem.  The Foxborough Massachusetts crowd rained down a chorus of angry boos. Watch: . As many people are observing, Continue reading

21:07

UNREAL. NFL Players Stand for God Save the Queen and Kneel for US National Anthem in London "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NFL player protests exploded Sunday after President Trump lashed out at the players for kneeling during the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, USA! USA! USA!

At least a dozen NFL players kneeled during the anthem before the London game today between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

They did this in London.

These same players who knelt during the national anthem stood for the British anthem God Save the Queen. Unreal.

Fox News:

In London, those who were not kneeling, including the coaches on both teams and Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, locked arms during the national anthem at the game in Londons Wembley Stadium. Players taking a knee during the performance included Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley, wide receiver Mike Wallace and safety Lardarius Webb as well as Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, linebacker Dante Fowler, defensive tackle Calais Campbell, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

The players then stood up for God Save the Queen, the British anthem.

 

Navy SEAL Robert ONeill ripped the Ravens and Jaguars:

21:00

Chris Hedges: Hage Geingob, From Resistance Fighter to President of Namibia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Sept 24, 2017 President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, discusses how his country, which achieved independence from neighboring apartheid South Africa in 1990, is now fighting for justice and economic emancipation from global banks, corporations and foreign governments seeking to extract the developing countrys []

21:00

MSNBC Guest Compares Roy Moore And Luther Strange To The KKK "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While neither Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore nor Luther Strange have ties to the Ku Klux Klan, one contributor during a panel discussion on MSNBCs AM Joy with Joy Reid compared to the two to the white supremacist group, reports the Daily Caller. The choice between Strange and Moore is like deciding between the []

20:47

Sunday Talks: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin -vs- Self Described Devils Advocate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, at least Jake Tapper defined his intent honestly in this interview where he explains his role is to advocate for the devil.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks with CNNs Jake Tapper about President Donald Trumps criticism of athletes kneeling Continue reading

20:30

Steelers Stopped Team From Coming Out For National Anthem, But One Player Defied Them and Stood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If youre disturbed with Trump, you dont use insulting the flag to express that disturbance. None of the NFL players who knelt, or teams who absented them get that. But one player gets the point that you dont disrespect the flag. And he stood with his hand over his heart, a bit like a lone []

20:00

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 24, 2017, As Gold Star Mothers And Familys Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The NFL picked the wrong day to take a knee. Via White House Gov: A PROCLAMATION As we solemnly observe Gold Star Mothers and Familys Day, we honor and extend our deepest gratitude to the families of military service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. Gold Star families have []

19:56

Former Army Ranger is Only Steelers Player to Stand For National Anthem His Entire Team Hid in the Locker Room (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

God Bless this man.

Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he noticed Villanueva during a preseason game because of the way he stood during the National Anthem, according to an article in NFL.com.

Imagine being Villanueva. He fought for this country and then has to play side by side with teammates who blatantly disrespect his service and the flag.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS Sports sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl why his team will remain in the locker room during the National Anthem, via NFL.com:

You know, these are very divisive times for our country and for us as a football team its about us remaining solid. Were not going to be divided by anything said by anyone. [I told our players] if you feel the need to do anything Im going to be supportive of that as Americans you have that right. But whatever we do were going to do 100 percent, were going to do together. Were not going to let divisive times or divisive individuals affect our agenda.

Video:

19:41

Clueless Hillary Clinton Tweets About U.S. Military Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a transparent attempt to politicize tragedy, and simultaneously retain some kind of relevance, Hillary Clinton just tweeted this out: The reality of Clintons disconnect is only exceeded by her jawdroppingly ridiculous undertones of division.  Obviously Hillary Clinton has no Continue reading

19:40

A German Election Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As your host is German you may want to read his opinion and analysis of today's federal election results in Germany. German election results (ARD 6pm exit poll) Update: Preliminary official result: CDU/CSU - 33.0% SPD - 20.5% AfD -...

19:39

NFL Player LeSean McCoy Stretches and Does Warm-Ups During National Anthem (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new low for the NFL!
Buffalo Bills player LeSean McCoy stretched during the national anthem on Sunday.

Does the NFL support this too?

Via Matthew Bove

McCoy was stretching and doing warm-ups during the anthem.

WOW!
Does the NFL Commissioner support this too?

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This comes after President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

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19:30

Bad Move: Steelers Decide Not They Wouldnt Be Participating In Anthem At All "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reveals to @JamieErdahl that the team will not be participating in today's national anthem. pic.twitter.com/5zihPWQsMv NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) September 24, 2017 Via Washington Times: In response to President Trumps comments, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in the National Anthem on Sunday and stay in the locker room ahead of []

19:17

Breaking: Antifa Protesters Take Over UC Berkeley Press Conference School Officials Flee in Fear (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is PC culture in action. Liberals created this. Now they too suffer through the choas.

Berkeley officials held a press conference Sunday morning on the planned and cancelled Free Speech Week.

During the presser by Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Mogulof of UC Berkeley, Sansara Taylor, a well-known communist and Antifa supporter, interrupted the event.

Taylor screamed and brought a fellow traveler to the front of the room an Antifa activist who was arrested at an earlier protest.

The Berkeley school officials fled the room.

The post Breaking: Antifa Protesters Take Over UC Berkeley Press Conference School Officials Flee in Fear (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:01

Southern Illinois University Offers Free Tuition For Info On Person Who Wrote Racist Sticky Note "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A sticky situation if it turns out to be a false flag. Via The College Fix: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is offering a tuition-free semester for information leading to the arrest of the person who left racist sticky note on a students apartment door. According to KMOV-4, the university made the offer via a campus-wide email, []

19:00

Physical Cowards Like Seor Trumpanzee Often Promote Violence And Fascism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Hillary couldn't have picked a more sycophantic interviewer than Joy Reid for a taped, edited appearance of MSNBC Saturday morning. Nonetheless, there was something the two of them got to that even Hillary's detractors would whole-heartedly agree with: Trump is worse than she, or almost any of us, imaged he would be as president. Although, who really even imagined he would be president until Putin's agents managed to flip a few precincts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan?

In the midst of discussing her "it's all about me, me, me, me, me" book, Reid asked her if Clinton thought the Trump era was even worse than she expected it to be. "I really had such deep doubts about his preparation, his temperament, his character, his experience, but he's been even worse than I thought he would be," said the woman who beat him 65,853,516 (48.2%) to 62,984,825 (46.1%). "I thought, and I tried in my concession speech to make clear that we should all give him the space to be president for every American. That's what we want from our presidents, regardless of our partisan differences, we want to feel like the person in the oval office really cares about and is looking after everybody. And that just hasn't turned out to be the case, starting with our inauguration, which is how I opened the book talking about how excruciating it was to go and what a missed opportunity for him because all he did was reinforce the dark, divisive image of America that he'd been feeding to his supporters."

That said, DWT contributor, nom de guerre is and has always been, Valley Girl decided to take a look at this age of Trump Joy Reid decided to ask Hillary about:


Trump Loves Violence In All Forms
-by Valley Girl


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18:40

Michigan Governor Unleashes Citizens United on Steroids "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Less than six hours after its passage by the Republican-controlled state legislature, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law this week a measure that, effective immediately, allows candidates to raise unlimited sums of money for super PACs, which can then promptly spend that money supporting those candidates or attacking their rivals.

It also allows consultants to simultaneously work for a campaign and a super PAC at the same time, making a joke of the supposed independence of the two groups.

Its a brazen move for Snyder, who is term-limited out of office in 2018, to so fully embrace the post-Citizens United world dominated by big-money super PACs. Watchdogs warn that the law which they have described as Citizens United on steroids effectively creates an end-run around the states limits on campaign contributions and further obliterates the already-thin line that is supposed to maintain super PAC independence from candidates. That opens the door for the states wealthy donors to wield even more influence over the political system.

The move is part of a long-running Republican strategy, rarely matched effectively by Democrats, to tilt the political playing field in a partisan direction. On top of sophisticated gerrymandering, right-to-work laws have smashed the electoral power of unions in states where theyve been enacted, such as Michigan and Wisconsin, which have tilted right as organized labor has been suppressed. Add to that voter suppression laws targeting minorities, college students, and anybody else suspected of voting Democratic, and Republicans are able to create a field in which majority support of an agenda is not necessarily required.

By winning at the state level and enacting laws that benefit the party in future elections, state GOP parties have been able to put once blue states in play, which paved the way for Donald Trumps surprise victory in November.

Opening the campaign finance floodgates is part of that agenda. Gov. Snyder rode in to Lansing on the white horse of transparency but will leave cloaked in secrecy, driving a hearse carrying our democracy, Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, said in a statement on Wednesday. Today it has been made clear that Gov. Snyder is doing everything he can to cement his legacy as one of the least transparent and most spineless governors Michigan has ever had.

Snyder cla...

18:34

White House Says Trump Is With Majority Of Americans On Anthem Protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Times: The White Houses chief liaison to Capitol Hill on Sunday said President Trump is siding with most Americans in criticizing National Football League players who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest. I think that the president is standing with the vast majority of Americans who believe that our []

18:11

Hersh Receives Adams Award for Integrity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Journalist Seymour Hersh, whose career includes exposing U.S. intelligence abuses, received an award for integrity from an organization of former U.S. and Western intelligence officials who share Hershs ethical concerns about such abuses. The trademark Oscar for Sam Adams Associates

18:00

Bounce House Company Owner Refusing To Rent To Detroit Organization "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is all about location. Via WXYZ: A Detroit nonprofit says it was denied service because of the city its located in. Franklin Wright Settlement has been in business for more than 134 years on the east side of Detroit, and says a bounce house company would not deliver to the city because of safety []

17:57

NFL Jaguars and Ravens Take Knee for Star Spangled Banner, Stand up for God Save The Queen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is actually funny.  Seriously, it is hilarious.  The NFL has made a collective decision to destroy itself and the hilarious part is the hives echo-chamber is so deafening they cant hear the organizational structure collapsing around them. In church Continue reading

17:44

Ravens, Jaguars Players Kneel During National Anthem In London After Trumps Remarks, But Stand For God Save Queen "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Expect many more doing this today, but doing it oversea is again, poor form. Via Fox News: Dozens of NFL players for the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars showed a unified front on Sunday and kneeled as the national anthem played during the start of their game in London, defying President Trumps attacks on the []

17:28

Bernie Sanders para os Democratas: como uma poltica externa radical "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, left, is interviewed by The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, right, in Washington D.C. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Sound engineer Rachael London, middle, records the interview.

17:10

NFL Owner Shahid Khan Joins in Solidarity with Players During National Anthem in London "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shahid Khan is a Pakistani-American billionaire and business tycoon. He is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).

On Sunday Shahid Khan locked arms with Jaguar players in London during the playing of the National Anthem in London.

Khan donated a million dollars to the Trump Inauguration.

Several of the Jaguar players knelt during the National Anthem in support of the violent Black Lives Matter anti-cop group.

The post NFL Owner Shahid Khan Joins in Solidarity with Players During National Anthem in London appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:03

Why Trump Won: Media, Hollywood And Democrats Double Down On Trump Hate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You cant fix stupid. Via NRO: Were eight months into the Trump presidency, and we can now draw one frustrating conclusion: Very few of the voices opposed to the president want to learn anything from their experience in 2016. The media will not slow down and make sure they get the story right as well []

16:47

Upcoming Execution Of Keith Leroy Tharpe Illustrates Legacy Of Lynching In US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Keith Leroy Tharpe is scheduled for execution on September 26 for shooting Jaquelin Freeman, the sister-in-law of his estranged wife. Earlier this month, Tharpes legal defense team sought to have his execution halted under the claim of strong racial bias by a white juror, Barney Gattie.

United States District Court Judge Ashley Royal rejected the claims of racial bias, stating there is absolutely no indication that Gattie, or anyone else, brought up race during the jury deliberations. However, details of racism, which led to Tharpes sentencing, make it clear Georgia has a lynching scheduled on its books.

Tharpe is set to be the second person Georgia has executed in 2017. He has sat on death row since 1990 after committing horrible crimes against his estranged wife and sister-in-law, including the murder of his sister-in-law, in retaliation for his wife leaving him.

On the morning of September 25, 1990, Tharpe disobeyed court orders to stay away from his wife and committed the ruthless murder. Just 100 days later his capital trial started an uncommonly short amount of time and he was unanimously sentenced to death by a jury.

The ever-present racial disparities within the death penalty become hyper-visible in Tharpes case. During the appeals process, Tharpes legal defense team interviewed jurors from the trial, and court filings from the interviews reveal that Gattie, who is now deceased, stated he voted for Tharpes death because he was black.

After studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls, Gattie said.

Integration started in Genesis, Gattie also said. I think they were wrong. For example, look at O.J. Simpson. That white woman wouldnt have been killed if she hadnt have married that black man.

Earlier in his statements, Gattie told attorneys, In my experience I have observed that there are two types of black people: black folks and niggers. He lambasted Tharpe as an example for other Black people to see and fear.

As it was, because I knew the victim and her husbands family and knew them all to be good black folks, I felt Tharpe, who wasnt in the good black folks category in my book, should get the electric chair [] Some of the jurors voted for death because they felt that Tharpe should be an example to other blacks who kill blacks [] The others wanted blacks to know they werent going to get away with killing each other.

In light of the clear racial bias in these comments, Tharpes lawyers have tried to have attempted to have this execu...

16:34

President Trump Continues to Slam Anti-Cop NFL for Allowing Players to Disrespect Flag and Country "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, USA! USA! USA!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

Now this

President Trump continued to slam the NFL for allowing players to disrespect US flag and country.

16:30

Folsom high school warns USA chant could send unintended message "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From CBS13: Controversy has erupted at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom over students chanting USA. Its a popular way to for students to show pride during sporting events and rallies, but school and district officials are now warning Continue reading

16:19

TRUMP'S SPORTS ATTACKS: RACIST, AND ALSO EASIER THAN HEALTHCARE AND NORTH KOREA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Obviously, President Trump is attacking anti-racist pro athletes because he's a bigoted white guy. But there's more going on than that. There's also this:



Healthcare is hard -- unless you're going to go to single payer, which won't happen under Republicans, you're going to have a complicated system with many moving parts, and if you alter one of those parts, others will function very differently, probably to the detriment of million of Americans. Trump, as president, should have mastered all those details in order to confront the problems with our healthcare system. He never mastered the details and he never will, and he understands that now. He knows he can't just wave a wand and give everybody great healthcare for less money, or even fool people into believing that that's what they're getting. He has to deal with legislators, who get bogged down in the deep muddy of policy details. That's no fun.

North Korea isn't any easier -- sure, it's nice to say you'll kick "Rocket Man's" ass, but the generals know that it's a problem with no good solutions, so they've at least prevented Trump from just ordering a nuclear strike on Pyongyang.

So, in many policy areas, Trump's instincts are being constrained. But no force in Washington is going to constrain Trump if he wants to declare that the NFL should fire all the protesting players. On this, he can just be the angry guy at the end of the bar. That's what he enjoys the most. It's why, even now, he likes making campaign speeches much more than being president.

You can tell that Trump is motivated by more than just racism when he talks about sports because he also said this in his Alabama speech Friday night:
Regarding his nostalgia for the dangerous hits that college and pro football have been trying to take out of the game, Trump said: Today if you hit too hard15 yards! Throw him out of the game! They had that last week. I watched for a couple of minutes. Two guys, just really, beautiful tackle. Boom, 15 yards! The referee gets on televisionhis wife is sitting at home, shes so proud of him. Theyre ruining the game! Theyre ruining the game. Thats what they want to do. They want to......

16:16

Mueller Investigation Desperate As More Information About Obamas Illegal Spying Is Uncovered "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Mueller Investigation is Getting Desperate to Find A Crime, Any Crime.

As more information comes out about the illegal spying by the Obama Administration, Mueller is under more and more pressure to find or make up a crime related to President Trump.

It is time to deal with the corruption and criminal conduct in the Department of Justice, Criminal Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and shut down the criminal and corrupt Mueller investigation.

Americans during the election demanded the future President deal with the corruption and criminal conduct in Washington DC. President Trumps rally participants chanted : Drain the Swamp at nearly every rally.

and Lock Her Up

Its amazing that the most important and emotional demands that Americans wanted from this President when he was campaigning were captured in these two slogans!

All Americans knew that Hillary Clinton was given a pass by the MSM, FBI and DOJ for receiving money for providing uranium to Russia.  She was guilty of mishandling emails and destroying evidence related to her illegal email account.  And now we know that President Obama helped her campaign by spying on the Trump team during the election and after his election win.  Obamas years in office boiled over with corruption.

Former Clinton aide Dick Morris told the Gateway Pundit that the CIA is currently running a coup dtat against President Trump as if tanks were rolling up Pennsylvania Avenue.

Listen to the full interview below:

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16:08

Trump Tells Fans To Boycott NFL Games, Says Attendance Down "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via NY Post: President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the League should back U.S. by firing the athletes. If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our []

16:02

Oakland As Maxwell First MLB Player To Kneel During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You want to protest, hit the streets with the rest of the social justice warriors. Via Helena IR: Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, pulling the sport into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump. []

15:49

BREAKING: Over a Dozen NFL Players Kneel During Anthem at Jaguars-Ravens Game IN LONDON (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.

The crowd went wild after Trump said, Wouldnt you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! Hes fired! Hes fired!

The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, USA! USA! USA!

On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.

Now this

At least a dozen NFL players kneeled during the anthem before the London game today between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

They did this in London.

The post BREAKING: Over a Dozen NFL Players Kneel During Anthem at Jaguars-Ravens Game IN LONDON (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:43

Flashback: NFL Brass Wont Allow Cowboys to Honor Slain Police Officers with Helmet Decal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On July 7, 2016, Black Lives Matter supporter Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers working a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas. johnson murdered five police officers and injured nine others in the shooting.


The deceased officers were veterans and fathers: From top left clockwise, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens and Michael J. Smith.

The National Football League refused to allow Dallas Cowboys players to honor the slain officers with helmet decals.

Sports Day reported:

The Arm in Arm decal the Cowboys unveiled to open training camp wont be on their helmets when the club opens its preseason schedule Saturday at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cowboys heard back from the NFL on Wednesday and were told by league officials they cant wear the decal during any preseason or regular-season games, executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Jones added that the Cowboys can wear the decal during training camp practices.

Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams, Jones said after practice Wednesday. We respect their decision.

The post Flashback: NFL Brass Wont Allow Cowboys to Honor Slain Police Officers with Helmet Decal appeared firs...

15:25

Anti-Trump Rookie As Catcher Is First Major League Player to Smear US Flag, Kneel During Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the National Anthem.

Maxwell is an anti-Trump hack.
SF Gate reported:

As rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell, who earlier in the day profanely bashed President Trump on Instagram, became the first major-league player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday before Oaklands 1-0 win at the Coliseum.

My decision had been coming for a long time, Maxwell said, citing his own experiences with racism while growing up in Huntsville, Ala., which is where Trump on Friday made disparaging comments about NFL players who choose to kneel for the anthem. The only way we can come together is by informing. To single out NFL players for doing this isnt something we should be doing I felt it should be a little more broad.

Maxwell plans to continue kneeling for the anthem.

The post Anti-Trump Rookie As Catcher Is First Major League Player to Smear US Flag, Kneel During Anthem appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:06

A promiscuidade entre prefeitura de SP e a empresa da famlia Doria "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Doria durante evento "Avant Gabriel Chandon", organizado pelo Grupo Doria

15:00

Interview on Bechtloffs Saturday Night Livestream: Im Pickle Bechtloff! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff and Pastor Tom (and later, Davis Aurini and Artistic Layman) for a live YouTube stream, discussing President Trumps attack on the NFL, fast food restaurants, Hope Not Hates expose on the alt-right, and much more. Click here to listen.

The post Interview on Bechtloffs Saturday Night Livestream: Im Pickle Bechtloff! appeared first on Matt Forney.

15:00

Syrian Widows in Jordan Take Charge of Their New Lives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Amal al-Mugdad was always devout, but as the Syrian conflict engulfed her hometown of Deraa, her prayers grew increasingly desperate. Rising daily before dawn, the slight young woman unrolled her prayer mat, her ears strained for the sound of bullets. On her knees in the dark, she begged for peace in her country and mercy for her people. By daylight, though, there were few signs that Allah had heard her plea. Regime aircraft rattled against the sky. Neighborhood streets grew inscrutable, blocked by shifting checkpoints and sprawling rubble.

Fear whittled Amals world. By 2012, her universe encompassed only three points: her sons, Khalid and Maan, then ages two years and six months, respectively; and her 24-year-old husband, Mahmood. It was her husband the man she married at 19, whom she privately called Hamoodi that worried her the most. This was a conflict with a particular appetite for young, able-bodied men, targeting them with checkpoints and home raids. By 2015, an estimated 65,000 people were disappeared by the regime, forced to enlist in President Bashar al-Assads army or vanished into the underworld of government prisons. Others were felled by snipers, for reasons never given.

Amals nightmare arrived on a sunny winters day. It was December 19, 2012. Mahmood stepped out to call Amals cousin to lunch. A soldier shot him through the heart. I had my boys in my arms, Amal recalled, five years later. I dont remember what I did with them. She went on: Then I was in the street. I saw his body. He looked like he was sleeping. I couldnt stop screaming. She lunged at the soldier, her brother holding her back. I cried, Why, why him? There was no reply.

They buried Mahmoud immediately. Amal was taken, in shock, to a nearby uncle. A few weeks later, her relatives persuaded her to flee, rousing Amal with the one message that could still reach her: It would be safer for her boys, outside Syria. On foot, she followed the stream of refugees south, toward the porous Jordanian border. Maan, drenched in winter rain, developed a wrenching cough. He kept crying and I was crying too, calling out, My God, my God. I didnt know what to do, Amal told me. As the sounds of war grew distant, Amal was stirred by a new fear: how would she, a woman, shoulder the burden of her fledgling family alone?

15:00

After He's Humiliated Tuesday, Trump Will Never Want To Set Foot In Alabama Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




The Women For Trump PAC is just the latest MAGA group to split from Seor Trumpanzee and embrace Roy Moore's overt fascism. Bretibart reported that "Women Vote Trump, the largest female-run PAC to support Donald Trumps presidential campaign, announced their endorsement of Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate on Friday, describing him as the only candidate who will stand up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... 'At a time when Mitch McConnell and the DC swamp have been obstructionists to the Presidents agenda, this election is about who is going to stand up to Mitch McConnell,' the statement continued. 'There is only one candidate who will do that, Judge Roy Moore.' Moores opponent, U.S. Senator Luther Strange, remains the choice of Mitch McConnell and the Republican establishment. Strange also received the endorsement of Trump himself, much to the frustration of many Trump supporters. In recent weeks, the Senate Leadership Fund, a PAC affiliated with McConnell, has flooded the state with a series of false attack ads against Moore. During a debate between the two candidates on Thursday evening, Strange spent much of his time touting what he called his 'close, personal friendship' with the President and referred 28 times to the fact that Trump endorsed him over Moore. A poll released Friday shows Moore with an eight-point lead over Strange."

Breitbart also reported that Seor Trumpanzee was doing his best at the Huntsville rally Friday "to characterize Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) as a Washington outsider. 'Hes been in Washington for even less time than me. So he doesnt know all these people hes supposed to know,' Trump said. However, the characterization did not comport with reality. While Trump has lived in Washington, D.C. since January, Strange has spent eight years as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist for an Alabama-based gas utility company." In fact, every Bretibart top story but one was related to the Alabama Senate primary runoff coming on Tuesday. The biggest one of all was the silliest and most disparaging of Trumpanzee: Trump Claims Luther Strange Does Not Know...

14:39

Woman Gets Belligerent In Restaurant, Calls Veterans PTSD Service Dog Nasty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some people shouldnt be allowed in public. Via Fox News: An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are nasty. The video shows Ciara Miller standing inside of Kathys Crab House arguing with a small group of people, including a man []

14:22

Hillary Clinton exploits scantily-clad young girls to promote her new book "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

That woman has no shame. Hillary Clinton will resort to anything even child porn to sell her new book, What Happened. Cristina Laila of Gateway Pundit alerted us to Hillary tweeting and touting a video of young people Continue reading

14:00

Pretty Much What I Expected "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I think one thing we were all expecting from a Trump administration is exactly what we are getting now: despite nuclear war fears and hurricanes and earthquakes and health care and the budget, the number one item on all the news sites is the Twitter fight between Trump and LeBron James.

James: Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

This particular fight is touchy because of the racial structure of the NBA and NFL, in which mostly white owners and fans depend on the heroics of mostly black athletes.  This is why the NFL ownership has been so careful not to say anything substantive about Star Spangled Banner protests and the like, and why the NBA bounced a white owner for making racist comments to a hot mic a few years ago: the last thing they want is a racial blow-up. And here comes Trump with his bull in a China shop routine.

Look for NBA owners to spend the next few weeks on vacation, or hiding under their desks.

13:46

Sunday Devotional: Its never too late "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found, call him while he is near. Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked his thoughts; let him turn to the LORD for mercy; to our God, who is Continue reading

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