Friday, April 28, 2017

Candice Thomas

Candice Thomas
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Candice has almost 20 years of experience reporting for various conservative publications. When she's not writing, she enjoys being outdoors--especially camping, hiking, and hunting. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, with her husband.

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White People
Just look at them oppressing people

A Pennsylvanian college has reportedly said that black people are “screwed” because “white people are in charge.” Assistant professor at the communications department of University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shanara Reid-Brinkley gave a special lecture at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the school’s newspaper, badger Herald reported.

During the presentation, “Anti-Blackness and the Political: Millennials, Black Intellectuals, and the Re-shaping of American Politics,” Ms. Reid-Brinkley suggested that black people experience less freedom today than they did before Donald Trump took office, referring to the Trump administration.

“I think that we’re all screwed because white people are in charge,” Reid-Brinkley said, according to the Badger Herald.

Reid-Brinkley stated that black people will never experience the same freedom as whites because democracy itself was built on anti-blackness. She also accused white people for issues such as genocide, global warming, and colonization. Further saying that none of these problems will see any solution unless black people are in charge.

The University of Pittsburgh professor warned the Democratic National Committee that it could lose one of its largest voter demographics if it doesn’t focus on addressing issues that most black millennial voters care about.

“The DNC in the next 20 years is going to lose its voting bloc if it does not learn this lesson,” Reid-Brinkley said.

According to a report by FiveThirtyEight, a significantly lesser number of millenials consider themselves as Democrats than the previous generation. The report also stated that compared with only 35 percent of baby boomers identifying themselves as politically independent, over 48 percent black millenials now say the same.

Being more specific, FiveThirtyEight reported a “generational divergence from the overwhelming black loyalty to the Democratic Party.”

Regarding an observation about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, FiverThirtyEight stated:

“Compared to older black Americans, millennials are more likely to see Clinton as not trustworthy in general, or not progressive enough on issues like decreasing the cost and debt load of a college education or reducing racial bias in policing and incarceration. Others are broadly cynical about the possibility for political change.”

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Corruption Case

Defense attorneys say that the FBI’s use of a staff member to then-Rep Aaron Schock (R-Ill), as an informant could make the prosecution’s case against him much more complicated than previously thought.

In new court filings, lawyers argue that the staffer working at Aaron Schock’s office secretly provided investigators with a trove of credit card receipts, emails, and several other documents that violated the former congressman’s constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizures. The former congressman was indicted with 24 counts last year, and his trial is set to begin this summer.

Lawyers called the use of the informant, in the latest court filings, troubling, and said that it puts a question mark on provisions that mandate a separation between various government branches.

“It threatens the core architecture of our system of government. It’s not something that people should gloss over here,” said Steve Ross, the co-leader of the congressional investigations practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Details about how investigation officials gathered information against Schock were made public for the first time after the court filing from Schock’s attorneys last week. In the filing, they asked for more information about how authorities engaged the informant who recorded private conversations and took documents from the lawmaker’s office in Peoria, Illinois.

The informant is reported to have taken several documents from the office, including travel receipts, office purchases invoices, and credit card statements of Schock’s personal American Express account. He also gave content from another staffer’s email account, to the FBI.

“Let’s address the overall feel of it, this kind of thing is very unusual — it’s very unusual to use someone on congressional staff to act in an undercover capacity at all, much less to have them pilfering documents,” Solomon L. Wisenberg, the co-chair of the white collar practice at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

The audio recordings from the informant, acquired by the defense attorneys through the court discovery process, reportedly contain conversations between Schock’s staff and the attorney representing them, in addition to attempts made to “deliberately elicit attorney-client privileged information.”

The informant, who worked in Schock’s district office, but is not named in the court documents, had been subpoenaed in the government investigation. According to the court filing, he was the first person to be interviewed by the investigators.

However, prosecutors have said that they don’t intend on using some information obtained from the information, in the trial.

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lawsuit

First Lady Melania Trump triumphed in her lawsuit against the Daily Mail for writing a scandalous story she says was completely false. Trump will be paid about $2.9 in damages by the news outlet. The settlement was announced in a joint statement from rump’s lawyers and the Daily Mail.

The story, albeit false, was published back in August 2016, and claimed that the former model had also previously worked as an escort. The Daily Mail later retracted the story and issued an apology when Melania filed a lawsuit in September, claiming damages worth $150 million. The lawsuit was later moved from Maryland to New York.

“We accept that these allegations about Mrs. Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them. We apologize to Mrs. Trump for any distress that our publication caused her,” a statement from the Daily Mail said.

Melania Trump also filed a lawsuit against the Daily Mail in the UK. The settlement disclosed on Wednesday, settles all her claims against the publication regarding the false story.

While the Daily Mail is a tabloid newspaper in Britain, it also has a significant readership in the US with its digital publication.

The first lady also tweeted statements of apologies from other publications and news outlets that had published the story in August, after she filed the lawsuit.

“Yesterday, Aug. 21, 2016, we published a story sourced from multiple outlets about Melania Trump’s past employment,” the Bipartisan Report’s statement said.  “After publishing, it was brought to our attention that many of the statements made by sources were not fully confirmed by audio or video tape and are therefore hearsay. Aside from the facts not being 100 percent accurate, we deeply regret reporting on a story of such a ‘low brow’ nature.”

The Inquisitr also penned an apology to Mrs. Trump, “While Inquisitr writers did not generate said rumors, which alleged Melania Trump previously earned money as an escort, the writer in question was not diligent in fact-checking or maintaining a healthy distance between innuendo and fact.”

Melania Trump has often been a target of slurs and accusations from the left. The rapper Bow Wow, in March, made a shockingly offensive threat to the first lady.

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resigns

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned from office after pleading guilty to two counts of violation of campaign finance rules.

“I can no longer allow my family, my dear friends, my dedicated staff and cabinet to be subjected to consequences that my past actions have brought upon them,” he said at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

“Though I have committed myself to working to improve the lives of the people of our state, there have been times that I have let you and our people down, and I’m sorry for that.”

Bentley’s resignation comes in the wake of allegations that he abused his position and authority as the head of the state to cover up an affair with a former assistant, Rebekah Mason.

However, a plea deal was reached on Monday, requiring Bentley to resign, serve one year of probation, perform 100 hours of community service, lose more than $36,000 in his campaign accounts and repay almost $9000 that his campaign spent on Mason’s legal fees.

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was sworn in as the Governor of Alabama a little later after Bentley’s resignation. Ivey, who is 72 years old, is only the second female governor Alabama has had, after Dem. Lurleen Wallace who served as the governor for 15 months between 1967 and 1968.

“Today is both a dark day in Alabama, but yet also, it’s one of opportunity,” Ivey said after her swearing-in ceremony.

“The Ivey administration will be open, it will be transparent and it will be honest,” she assured.

Alabama’s GOP members have been calling for Bentley’s resignation since the news of the scandalous phone call between him and his aide, caught on tape, broke. In the telephone conversation recorded on tape, Bentley can be heard admitting his love for Mason and goes on to describe putting his hands on her breasts.

“Baby, let me know what I am going to do when I start locking the door,” Bentley says to Mason during the conversation. “If we are going to do what we did the other day, we are going to have to start locking the door.”

Dianne Bentley, the governor’s ex-wife, filed for divorce in 2015, after 50 years of marriage. She had recorded the call in 2014 to see if her husband was having an extra-marital affair. Furthermore, the text messages Bentley exchanged with Mason on his state-issued iPhone appeared on the iPad that he had given to his wife, which was synced with his phone and was also a state-issued device.

While Bentley admitted to the telephone conversation with Mason, he denied allegations that he had been involved in a physical relationship. Mason had immediately resigned after the recording surfaced.

 

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Silly liberals may never understand.

According to a new study from Gallup, Democrats aren’t feeling very patriotic with President Donald Trump in the White House.

The latest poll from Gallup shows that the number of Democrats proud to be American is down 11 points from the same time last year, to a new low of 67 percent. Since the start of the survey back in January 2001, liberals have never been so reluctant to show their patriotism.

The second lowest was back in 2007, with 74 percent saying they were proud of being American. George W. Bush was in the White House then and his approval rating was around 36 percent as he had just authorized an increase in troops to Iraq, in a bid to improve the United States’ position in a war that showed no signs of ending.

“The decline in Democratic pride this year most likely stems from Democrats’ negative feelings about President Donald Trump,” Gallup’s report says. Furthermore, the report notes that currently, less than 10 percent of Democrats approve of Trump’s actions.

However, patriotism has been almost the same for Republicans regardless of the man in charge of the most prestigious office in the world. The survey shows that currently, an overwhelming 92 percent of Republicans call themselves “extremely” or “very” proud to be American. This number has gone up three points from last year, when 89 percent felt proud to call themselves American.

Gallup notes that the current 25-point gap in patriotic sentiment between Republicans and Democrats is the highest they have recorded.

“Historically, Democrats’ patriotism appears to have been susceptible to considerations such as which party occupies the White House and how the U.S. is faring internationally, while Republicans’ patriotism has been more consistent over time,” Gallup reports.

The highest percentage of national pride recorded by Gallup came after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 9 out of 10 Americans said they were proud of their country at that time.

“For U.S. pride to bounce back to where it has been in the past,” the report concluded, “renewed feelings of patriotism among Democrats will be necessary.”

Democrats fail to realize that you can fear and even hate your government, but still love your country. A nation represents its people, not its politicians.

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trump

Trump has a major problem with his administration, and it is the largest distraction to Trump’s agenda. No it isn’t his Twitter account, which is a major distraction, but the leaks in the Trump administration threaten everything he wants to do.

Every day there is some new source with inside knowledge of the administration, releasing some bit of information that is damaging to the president.

A New York Times article revealed that an aide told the press they were working in the dark because they couldn’t figure out how the lights turned on.

The article went on to claim that Trump enjoys sitting alone, watching television wearing a bathrobe.

Of course Trump took to twitter to say the author “writes total fiction”.

One of the largest leaks in this short administration is the call that Trump had with the Australian Prime Minister. Quotes were leaked to the press that asserted that Trump said that the call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was “the worst call by far” of any call he had with a world leader.

The news did not make his supporters feel any more comfortable and it gave more ammo to his growing number of detractors. The leaks are proving a constant flow of ammo to the left.

Tensions are growing because of the leaks in an already divided White House. Reince Priebus is the President’s Chief of Staff, but he also represents the establishment Republicans.

Steve Bannon is a senior counselor to the president and has criticized the Republican establishment for years as the executive of Breitbart News. Bannon is about as anti-establishment as you can get.

With Trump being in politics really for the first time in his life, he hasn’t been able to build a solid team around him that he trusts and for good reason.

The administration is plagued with leaks, and if this continues, it is possible that Trump will get his family more involved. For now, the leaks are a major distraction and keeping the Democrats in the game when the White House should be in a position to push their agenda.

If Trump can’t find a way to stop the leaks, then he will spend all his time managing his team and putting out fires and not enough time governing.

What do you think Trump should do about his leak problem? Let us know in the comments.

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The California Republic is introducing a string of crazy new laws in 2017, on top of decades of other crazy laws and policies that have left the state with the second highest cost of living in the nation – a feat for the third largest state in the nation.

To protect their lax immigration policies, gun grabbing (or at least magazine grabbing), and their business-busting stance on global warming, state democrats have moved forward to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder is now a partner at the prestigious firm, Covington & Burling after serving Barack Obama as his chief law enforcement officer from 2009 to 2015.

Eric Holder will serve as the state’s legal adviser going into the Trump presidency and his firm’s retainer will be paid for by the taxpayers of California . . . and it’s unlikely that retainer will be cheap.

California Governor Jerry Brown has stepped up his battle against global warming despite power and water shortages that have plagued the state for years.

Shortly following the election of President Elect Trump, Holder cast doubt on the results by tweeting, “This is vote fraud/rigged elections. Our democracy is weakened when American citizens can’t vote #votersuppresion.”

Holder was also a frequent critic of Trump, saying, “Trump is dangerous/unfit.”

Comment below.

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Understanding the mindset of men who pretend to be veterans or active members of the Armed Forces is difficult to understand unless it’s related to a mental disability.

Above is a recent video of a young Hispanic male who was pretending to be a Soldier, then a Navy “Soldier”, then a Ranger.

The rise in this type of fraud has escalated after the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was struck down by the Supreme Court. The new law, under the Stolen Valor Act of 2013, only prevents imposters from benefiting monetarily from their fraud.

The result is men and women, young and old, making fools of themselves by posing as members of the military despite their unkempt appearance, incorrect uniforms and the inability to answer the simplest questions like, “What is your MOS (Military Occupational Specialty)?”

Watch the video above and comment below.

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mexican border

This morning, an email came across a company email inbox. It was from “Trump Supporters” with the email address, [email protected]

With the subject line, “We promised to build a wall, Can we depend on your support?”, the email went on to say:

We appreciate your continuing support.

We promised to win the election and we did it.

We promised to create jobs, to protect this great nation
and to make America great again!

We promised to build the wall and I’ll tell you what,
we’re going to deliver on that promise as well.

Read more at [site removed]
to find out about how our nation’s next president,
the great Donald Trump, is making moves to build that wall!

Again, we appreciate your support. God bless America!

The email linked to a real fake news article that claims that President Elect Donald Trump has started to buy land along the Mexican border – a claim that is clearly and utterly false.

While Hillary Clinton’s cohorts and the executives at Facebook decry “Fake News” as the scorn of their existence and why they lost the election, the reality is the motivation to produce fake news is very, very simple . . . it’s all about the Benjamin’s.

The link that was included in this email went to what is called a “slideshow.” It’s a series of short articles or blurbs and images that require readers to navigate from one page to another. Many publications use slideshows as a way to entertain readers and to increase ad revenue . . . even this publication.

For each thousand page views, publishers typically earn $6 to $15. It’s not a lot money if you think about it and in retail terms, the earnings are anemic – consider 1,000 customers walking into a store and only $12 is spent.

To make up for the low earnings, unscrupulous characters on the Internet (and unfortunately there are no shortage of them), fabricate news with extraordinary headlines in order to drive in traffic and boost earnings. Some call it “click bait” others call it unethical.

With that said, the email above was also considered unsolicited bulk email, aka, SPAM, and is illegal.

Does that matter? No as most spam originates off shore and even from places like . . . gasp . . . Russia where people are less interested in overturning an election and more interested in putting another ruble in their pocket.

Comment below.

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The American Jewish Committee, a non-profit group with income topping $73 million a year that works to “enhance the well-being of Jewish people” weighed in on President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.

While the group praised Tillerson’s indisputable business acumen, they expressed reservation with the pick due to what they don’t know about the ExxonMobil CEO.

The group called for exploring Tillerson’s views on the following:

  • U.S.-Israel relations: Would Mr. Tillerson continue the bipartisan tradition of support for and mutually beneficial cooperation with the State of Israel, America’s democratic and reliable Middle East ally, which faces profound security threats, ongoing attacks on its legitimacy in international forums, and repeated Palestinian refusals for an enduring two-state peace agreement?
  • Iran: Would Mr. Tillerson, recognizing the danger posed by Iran to U.S. interests and allies in the Middle East and around the world, including the terror threat posed by the Iranian proxy Hezbollah, intensify U.S. efforts to confront the theocratic regime’s hegemonic ambitions and seek to ensure that Iran does not violate any of its treaty obligations regarding its nuclear program?
  • Transatlantic relations: America’s allies, trading partners and sister democracies in Europe have expressed concern about the new Administration’s commitment to NATO, its policies toward an increasingly aggressive Russia that has violated Ukrainian sovereignty and challenged European cohesion, and its attitude toward the European Union as a defender of common values, common security concerns, and expanded trade. We look forward to hearing Mr. Tillerson’s thinking on these critical issues.
  • Alliances: America’s international relations are built on a series of partnerships with valued friends and allies that extend beyond Europe and the Middle East, including key nations in Asia, such as Japan and South Korea, with which we have security treaties, our immediate neighbors Canada and Mexico, and other democratic nations with long-standing strategic, diplomatic, economic, and cultural links to our own country. In his view of the world, how does Mr. Tillerson regard these nations and the importance of our relations with them?
  • Human rights: America’s essential and respected international leadership is a product not only of military might, but also its adherence to such core principles as the sanctity of universal human rights. American resolve, creativity, and moral force – in addition to other tools at our nation’s disposal – help shape a peaceful and lawful world able to stand up to oppressors and to promulgators of racism, anti-Semitism, and other bigotries. We will be eager to learn about Mr. Tillerson’s perspective on this important matter.
  • Extremism : Violent radical Islam, a perversion of one of the world’s great religious traditions, poses an urgent global threat. Confronting and defeating it requires a comprehensive strategy, close coordination with a wide range of countries and organizations, and, in particular, the active partnership of like-minded Muslim communities and Muslim-majority allies. We shall hope to better understand Mr. Tillerson’s views on this urgent security challenge.

The group, which receives significant funding from American’s, fails to list any concerns that have to do with safety or prosperity of Americans.

Instead, Israel, Japan, Canada and Europe appear to be a priority for the group.

Trump won the election campaigning on a bold, “America First” platform, which is the direction voters intend the President-Elect to take.

Comment below.

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