Monthly Archives: July 2016

PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Faces 40 Years In Prison After Threatening Protesters With Gun [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Michael Strickland, the right-wing agitator and Trump supporter seen in this video brandishing a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, has been charged with two class A felonies after being arrested and initially released Friday morning on his own recognizance without bail. At his arraignment today at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland Strickland ...

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Sarah Palin Blames Media For Dallas Attack

Sarah Palin has gone all splodey-head on the media in response to the attack in Dallas. Here’s a bit of her jillion-word Facebook rant: Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas. Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the ...

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Oath Keepers Call For All Patriotic Americans To Join Militias To Defend Police Against Future Attacks

Stewart Rhodes, head of the Oath Keepers, a heavily-armed self-described “Christian militia,” yesterday responded to the attack in Dallas by calling for all patriotic Americans to join militias themselves. Right Wing Watch has his statement: I call on all Oath Keepers, and all patriotic Americans, to come to the aid of their local police, and to the aid of their ...

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Obama To Cut European Trip Short, Visit Dallas

The Guardian reports: Barack Obama is to abandon a European visit and travel to the site of the killing of five police officers in Texas, in a new effort to ease tensions between law enforcement and African Americans that have been at breaking point for almost two years. Obama will head early next week to Dallas, a city reeling from ...

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COLORADO: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Sings If You Were Gay At Focus On The Family HQ [VIDEO]

Just in via email: Today, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – with Artistic Director Dr. Tim Seelig- visited the international headquarters of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO. This was part of an outreach extension tour SFGMC is doing, following the quadrennial GALA Choruses Festival, which brings together over 160 LGBT choruses from North America and beyond ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Phil Bryant Demands Court Stay Overturn Of Anti-LGBT Law Pending His Appeal

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Gov. Phil Bryant has given notice of an appeal to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of a federal judge ruling blocking House Bill 1523. In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Bryant’s attorney Drew Snyder asked that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves stay his preliminary injunction pending appeal. “This is a good ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Governor Has The Sadz After 68 Major Companies Join Brief Against Hate Laws

From the Raleigh News & Observer: American Airlines, Microsoft and Marriott are among 68 companies that signed an amicus brief in the lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson authored the brief on behalf of Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT advocacy group that is leading opposition to the law. The brief will be filed ...

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NYPD Rejects Donald Trump’s Attempt To Exploit Dallas Shooting By Addressing Officers, This Isn’t A Photo-Op

From the New York Daily News: On Friday morning a rep from Donald Trump’s Manhattan organization asked the city’s top cop to let the candidate speak to a 3 p.m. roll call at the NYPD Midtown North Precinct. The request came in the wake of the murders of five Dallas police officers Thursday during a protest over police shooting. But ...

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DALLAS: Gay Police Officer Among Those Wounded

A gay police officer was among those wounded in last night’s attack in Dallas. The New Civil Rights Movement reports: Jesus Retana, 39, has worked for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the last 10 years. Retana, above left, is pictured with his husband, Andrew Moss. Moss was behind an effort to get DART to add insurance benefits for same-sex ...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Dallas Protesters Are “Hypocrites” For Running Away During Shooting

From the Dallas News: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on Downtown Dallas on Thursday night “hypocrites” during an interview Friday on Fox News. “All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” ...

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NRA Praises Heroic Dallas Officers, Continues To Help Flood Nation With Millions Of Assault Weapons

“On behalf of the more than five million members of the National Rifle Association, and especially on behalf of our members from the law enforcement community, I want to express the deep anguish all of us feel for the heroic Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and wounded, as well as to those who so bravely ran toward danger ...

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Crackpot Alex Jones: George Soros Engineered The Dallas Attack As Part Of Marxist Overthrow Plot [VIDEO]

You knew this was coming. Via Right Wing Watch: InfoWars network host Alex Jones claimed today that liberal philanthropist George Soros engineered the murder of several law enforcement officers in Dallas as part of his nefarious plot to divide and destroy the U.S. Jones, an outspoken ally of Donald Trump, said that Soros is pushing for a “Marxist overthrow of ...

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NADER REDUX: Presumptive Green Party Nominee Jill Stein Invites Bernie Sanders To Take Over Ticket

The Guardian reports: Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run. Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking ...

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Notorious RBG: Whoever The Next President Is, SHE Will Have A Few SCOTUS Appointments To Make

From the Associated Press: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn’t want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House, and she predicts the next president — “whoever she will be” — will have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court. In an interview Thursday in her court office, the 83-year-old justice and leader ...

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WASHINGTON: Trans Rights Repeal Fails To Make Ballot

The Olympian reports: An effort to ask Washington voters about restricting which bathrooms and locker rooms transgender people can use has fallen short. Supporters of Initiative 1515 did not collect the 246,372 registered voters’ signatures it needed to qualify for the election. I-1515 would have asked voters statewide to allow public and private entities to bar people from choosing a ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Laments Dallas Attack

But don’t expect actual action on the wide availability of assault weapons. Here’s the transcript of the video below: “A few perpetrators of evil do not speak for us. They do not control us. The blame lies with the people who committed these vicious acts and no one else. And as the President rightfully said, justice will be done. We ...

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DALLAS: Dead Gunman Named As Micah Johnson

From the Dallas CBS affiliate: Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed the death of one gunman, later identified by CBS News as 25-year old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, the suspect that police cornered in a parking garage at El Centro College in the downtown area immediately following the shooting. According to Brown, police cornered Micah Johnson and negotiated with ...

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Hillary Reacts To Dallas Attack, Cancels Events

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s planned rally with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Friday has been postponed following the shootings in Dallas on Thursday night, the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign announced. “I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters, for their families & all who serve with them,” Clinton tweeted after ...

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Former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh Tweets Threat Against President Obama: Real America Is Coming After You

CNN reports: Former Rep. Joe Walsh is under fire after deleting a tweet saying “This is now war” against President Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter protesters following the killing of Dallas police officers. “3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” tweeted ...

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New York Post: This Is Civil War

Mediaite reports: The more conservative of the New York City tabloids is under fire this morning for its choice cover following the tragedy that unfolded late last night in Dallas. The reaction on social media was swift, with some decrying the sensationalized Post cover as race-baiting and editorially irresponsible. The headline implies that a national civil war is now underway ...

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