Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, an official and students trapped inside classrooms told news agency AFP, as the complex came under a terrorist attack.
“I heard explosions and gunfire is going on close by… out class is filled with smoke and dust,” a desperate student told AFP by telephone.
“We are stuck inside and very afraid.”
Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help. Among them was Associated Press photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Massoud Hossaini.
No terrorist group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as the Taliban step up their summer fighting season against the Western-backed Kabul government.
The attack comes after two professors at the university — an American and Australian — were kidnapped in the heart of Kabul earlier this month, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country.
Frenchman in Australia killed a 21-year-old British woman and wounded a 30-year-old British man at a backpacker hostel in the state of Queensland, reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the pair with a knife.
Police arrested the 29-year-old French traveller and were investigating whether the “senseless” attack was motivated by Islamic extremism.
According to witnesses, the killer yelled “Allahu Akbar” – Arabic for “God is greater” – during the attack and after he was arrested.
“We don’t have a motive yet,” said superintendent Ray Rohweder. “Police were confronted with a terrible scene when they arrived. There were up to 30 people who witnessed the incident.”
Another day, Another Jihad ==> Muslim in Australia kills British backpacker while 'shouting Allahu Akbar'
Sabine Durden is a legal immigrant from Germany. Her son Dominic Durden was murdered by an illegal alien who had two prior DUI charges.
Tonight Sabine and several other mothers of slain children by illegal aliens joined Sean Hannity and Donald Trump for a town hall event in Austin, Texas.
Sabine told Donald Trump on Tuesday, “You saved my life!”
Sabine Durden: “I’m a legal immigrant from Germany. I did everything right and my son Dominic was called German chocolate because of his heritage. And I brought him with me. I brought his ashes with me to show what I have left of my family. I have no family left. That was my only child. The guy got 9 months, 5 years probation and served 35 days for killing my child. He had a prior felon and two DUIs. And Mr. Trump, you saved my life the day you announced you are running because you mentioned immigration…
I couldn’t take the pain anymore so I wanted out. I walked past the TV and heard Mr. Trump talk about illegal immigration and I dropped and I screamed and I said, “Finally somebody listening to us!”
Police said seven white men were walking when they were approached by five black men and two white men, shouting, “Black lives matter.”
The suspects started hitting them with bottles, punching and kicking the victims. One victim fell to the ground and was kicked in the head several times before losing consciousness. The suspects then took the victims’ belongings before running off.
Both Akron police and University of Akron officers responded and located the suspects nearby.
Hillary Clinton is taking weekends off to rest.
The UPI reported:
The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Tuesday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by less than 1 percentage point for a second consecutive day.
The online poll shows 47.98 for Clinton, compared to 47.24 for Trump.
Each candidate dropped two-tenths of a point in Tuesday’s poll, with the percentage of “others” increasing by four-tenths. “Others” in the poll are defined as respondents who decline to pick either Clinton or Trump.
The UPI/CVoter online tracking poll surveys about 200 people each day, leading to a sample size of roughly 1,400 people during any seven-day span.
Black Lives Matter supporters rioted, attacked police and torched several businesses and homes over the police shooting death of armed Black criminal Sylville Smith. Automatic gunfire could be heard from the streets.
Lauren Southern of TheRebel.media spoke with a Milwaukee business owner whose home was burned down during the riots.
The woman’s home she shared with her mother was burned by the Black Lives Matter protesters.
Via Vlad Tepes:
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.
The meetings between the Democratic presidential nominee and foundation donors do not appear to violate legal agreements Clinton and former president Bill Clinton signed before she joined the State Department in 2009. But the frequency of the overlaps shows the intermingling of access and donations, and fuels perceptions that giving the foundation money was a price of admission for face time with Clinton. Her calendars and emails released as recently as this week describe scores of contacts she and her top aides had with foundation donors.
The AP’s findings represent the first systematic effort to calculate the scope of the intersecting interests of Clinton foundation donors and people who met personally with Clinton or spoke to her by phone about their needs.
Illegal alien Daniel Torres was arrested after masturbating and making sexual gestures to a female shopper.
Daniel Torres-Rivas harassed a woman in a public store by masturbating to completion. MLive reported:
A 35-year-old man who police say is in the U.S. illegally has been charged with aggravated indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to a woman while shopping at a Rochester Hills Meijer.
Daniel Torres-Rivas turned himself over to authorities Friday, Aug. 19 after a tip from the public led police to identify him as a suspect, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s office.
The tipster contacted police after surveillance images were released to media outlets.
He was wanted for allegedly approaching a 24-year-old woman, exposing his genitals and “actively making sexually explicit motions in her direction,” police said.
Responding deputies recovered “biological evidence” at the scene.
“I find it completely disgusting and sad that this individual, who is illegally in our country, felt comfortable enough here to harass a woman in a very public store by masturbating to completion,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement.
No physical contact or verbal threats were made in the incident, police said.
On Monday, Torres was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for entering the country illegally.
A Hungarian official is catching heat for proposing a a wall of pigs’ heads to ward off migrants.
A butcher shows his support for the French rugby team by sticking messages on pigs’ heads before the team’s Six Nations rugby union match against Wales in Cardiff March 17, 2012. The messages read “Go Blues” (L) and “Good luck” (R). REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT RUGBY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – RTR2ZHHB
A Hungarian member of the European Parliament has drawn criticism for his proposal to keep migrants away. Gyorgy Schopflin suggested the country use pig heads to scare off Muslim migrants trekking through Europe.
MEP Gyorgy Schopflin’s suggestion on Monday followed criticism directed at Hungarians in rural parts of the country who’d been using other methods they hoped would frighten away migrants, such as carved vegetable roots and human-like face masks.
“Human images are haram,” the politician reportedly tweeted, using the Arabic term that refers to words or images that are considered heresy in Islam. “But agree, pig’s head would deter more effectively.” The tweet was apparently later deleted.
Muslims view pork as unclean and the Quran calls on Muslims not to eat it.
The comment drew immediate criticism, including from Human Rights Watch director Andrew Stroehlein. “Your words are disgusting. I would expect that from anonymous neo-Nazi trolls but you’re an MEP. Act like one,” he posted online, according to the “Independent” newspaper.
Last week four US swimmers made international headlines after they told reporters they were robbed on the way back to Olympic village in Rio.
Brazilian authorities later released video of the alleged robbery.
But they edited the security video they released to the media of the US swimmers at a Rio gas station.
The Brazilians edited out segments of the video.
The missing video allegedly shows the security official pointing a gun at the swimmers.
Trace Gallagher: “A security guard comes up to the car and starts speaking to one of the swimmers. You can see him in the window. He points at the guard he reashes inside the window but then right there after that the video jumps ahead three minutes.”
On Thursday Ryan Lochte said he did not lie about the “robbery” incident … and there are 3 minutes of missing surveillance video that will back up most of his story … this according to sources directly connected to the swimmer. Lochte said he was taken out of the taxi at gunpoint. You can see a fellow swimmer raising his hands as he leaves the taxi in the video posted above.
Now this… An eyewitness nw says the US swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. People reported:
New details are emerging about the night Lochte and his three U.S. swimming teammates Jack Conger, James Feigen and Gunnar Bentz were allegedly robbed at gunpoint.
In an investigation conducted by USA Today Sports, it is evident there was a Portuguese-English language barrier. Fernando Deluz, a bilingual Brazilian witness, explained to the publication that he intervened after one of the Rio guards pulled a gun on the Americans.
“As soon as they drew their weapon, that’s when I got worried,” Deluz explained to USA TODAY Sports. “It was also so fast, and what I wanted was to resolve the situation.”
Deluz, who talked to police days following the incident, added: “If it hadn’t been for wanting to resolve that, if I hadn’t involved myself, I thought – the police chief told me, ‘Man, if you hadn’t gone there in that moment, a tragedy could have occurred.'”
Lochte confirmed his side of the story to NBC recalling that a robber posing as a police officer held a gun to his forehead and demanded money.
Lochte later told PEOPLE he was confused during the incident, and truly thought he was being robbed. “I was going off their body language,” he said. “If we were both speaking the exact same language, we wouldn’t have argued, and things wouldn’t have gotten heated.”
Democrat HILLary Clinton is fundraising in Los Angeles this week and local street artists wanted to make sure that she could find the closest hospital if need be.
Signs and posters appeared in front of Cedars-Sinai, St. John’s, UCLA and Los Angeles Children’s Hospital yesterday and overnight.
The signs used HILLary Clinton’s logo and mimicked international hospital signs with the distinctive H. The signs also featured the word “ill” in the middle of Hillary’s name.
Signs were spotted in front of buildings with the names of Cheryl and Haim Saban, who hosted HILLary Clinton’s fundraiser yesterday and Steven Spielberg who also has contributed greatly to Clinton’s campaign.
HILLary Clinton continues fundraising today with Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire, Shonda Rhimes after Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out at the last minute.
More signs were spotted at UCLA and St. Johns.
HILLary won’t be holding any rallies this week until a small event in Las Vegas. She won’t meet with the people but has plenty of time to meet with big money Hollywood elites.
Ben Stein: They say she’s so smart. Let’s see it on display… Even Mr. Nixon, my old boss and old pal, in the darkest days of watergate was taking press conferences, and I mean press conferences with hundreds of reporters. Why? What is she afraid of? That’s the question. She’s afraid of something. What’s she afraid of?
Steve Malzberg: What do you think of this health thing? We put up a picture earlier of her on Nantucket over the weekend at a fundraiser in a long coat and black pants. I mean, on Nantucket in August, Ben!
Ben Stein: Right. I think part of that is the story that she’s always wearing a bulletproof vest. That may have something to do with it. But I don’t think she looks well. When you see pictures of her face I hate to say this my poor dear mother had Lupus and she was taking powerful hydrocortisone and Mrs. Clinton looks to me like she’s taking hydrocortisone.
Today, Monmouth via Patrick Murray presents a presidential poll of Ohio voters. The actual raw data (pdf available here – see pg, 6 and 7) showed Donald Trump with a lead in the result; however, Murray changed the data through weighting to show Hillary Clinton with a lead.
Monmouth just announced that Clinton leads Trump 43-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick actually laid out what he did on pages 6 and 7 of the PDF.
He sampled 402 voters. In the unweighted sample, the split was 33.3R/29.3D/35.6I. With that split, Trump leads Clinton 41-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick re-weighted it to a 29R/33D/37I split. Nothing else was re-weighted.
It’s obvious Murray didn’t expect to be called out on it – because when confronted with what he did, pollster Patrick Murray flat out lied.
WHY IS THIS WOMAN STILL WALKING THE STREETS?
WHY IS HILLARY CLINTON NOT IN PRISON?
The FBI today announced they found ANOTHER 14,900 lost Hillary Clinton emails. The Washington Post reported:
The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group. The records are among “tens of thousands” of documents found by the FBI in its probe and turned over to the State Department, Justice Department attorney Lisa Ann Olson said Monday in court.
The 14,900 Clinton documents are nearly 50 percent more than the roughly 30,000 emails that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and returned to the department in December 2014.
Lawyers for the State Department and Judicial Watch, the legal group, are negotiating a plan for the release of the emails in a civil public records lawsuit before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg of Washington.
The liberal media is going to have a hard time hiding this…
The small press-on designs also sport angel-like wings and are part of a new prevention campaign launched in the Bodensee district in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg.
Veronika Wascher-Goggerle, the Women’s and Family representative of the district, is behind the launch and said the press-on tattoos would also help raise awareness over the growing issue of sex attacks in swimming pools.
The Bodenseekreis is famous for its bathing and boasts numerous indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Alleged sex attacks by migrants have caused heated debate in the area over the last few months and some pools are hiring extra security – or even banning asylum seekers altogether.
This is almost eerie…
If you look at media reports and public sentiment from 1980, this year’s presidential race appears to be exactly like the Reagan-Carter race of 1980.
Via Hennessey’s View:
You probably remember that in September 1980 voters were couldn’t wait to cast a vote for Reagan.
If you remember it like that, you remember wrong. At least a little wrong.
TIME magazine examined voter sentiment in its September 15, 1980, issue. Voters that year sounded a lot like voters this year. Here’s how TIME’s Ed Magnuson summarized the voters of 1980:
Disenchanted, but not apathetic. Caring about issues, although much more concerned about character. Longing for a strong person to trust, but fearful of strength lacking sound judgment. Leery of weakness, but edgy about brashness. All too mindful of the disappointments of the past, but seeking hope in the future. Leaning toward one man, but often out of desperation and a sense of disdain for the others. Uncommitted. Unpredictable.
In 1980, people knew Carter was weak and bumbling, but they were afraid Reagan might blow up the world. In 2016, we know Clinton is crooked and sickly, and some people are afraid Trump might blow up the world. (In fact, almost every Republican candidate since Goldwater was supposed to blow up the world. That charge is getting pretty stale.)
The Numbers Are Remarkably Similar
When you look at the numbers from about the same period, you find incredible similarities between Clinton vs. Trump and Carter vs. Reagan. Since Rasmussen is the only major public poll looking at likely voters (as opposed to registered voters), we’ll use that.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Clinton with 41% support to Trump’s 39%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up nine percent (9%) of the vote, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein trails with three percent (3%). Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Carter and Reagan are deadlocked at 39% each, while Anderson’s support is 15%—precisely the level set by the League of Women Voters for him to qualify as a “viable” candidate and therefore earn a third spot in its crucial opening debate, set tentatively for Sept. 21 in Baltimore.
If you combined support for Green Party’s Stein with support for Libertarian Party’s Johnson and the 3 percent who favor “some other candidate,” third party candidates would be at . . . 15 percent. Amazing, right?
You probably know that a lot of people have negative feelings about both Clinton and Trump. The same was true in 1980:
Fully 55% say they are not “personally interested or excited about” any of the candidates. Only 11% report genuine enthusiasm for Reagan; a mere 9% feel that way about Carter and 6% about Anderson. In fact, much of the support given their preferred candidates is based on voters’ opposition to the others; the choices are essentially and votes. Thus 43% of the voters who prefer Reagan say they do so because they are “really voting against Carter.” Similarly, 34% of Carter’s supporters say their choice is based on opposition to Reagan, while a hefty 61% of Anderson’s followers admit that they are motivated by being “against Carter and Reagan.”
Buried in a new batch of emails released by Judicial Watch on Monday is a response from Huma Abedin hesitating to make an appointment with Hillary and the Bahraini Prince “until she knows how she will feel.”
The emails detail Clinton Foundation boss Douglas Band pinging Huma to set up a meeting between then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain.
The meeting was three days out!
On June 23, 2009, Huma Abedin told Doug Band she could not plan any meetings with Hillary Clinton due to health concerns.
“I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel. Also, she says that she may want to go to ny and doesn’t want to be committed to stuff in ny [sic],”
That’s not the only mention of Hillary’s health… On June 25, 2009, Kevin O’Keefe asked about Hillary’s health.
How are you? Let me know when you are well enough for me to ask you to do a couple of things.
Clinton’s campaign ads are not working. In spite of spending millions in negative advertising against Trump in highly competitive states like Pennsylvania, Hillary is falling behind in the polls. The fact that biased media attacks and negative advertising don’t seem to impact the race and only help Trump puts Clinton in a quandary. These were her only tools to beat Trump in the election. Now she seemingly has nothing.
She’s Behind in the Polls
After months of liberal media bashing the Trump Campaign has taken a 2% lead in the polls. The media blitz against Trump has not only failed but there are signs that it is beginning to move in Trump’s favor. The more the media bashes Trump, the more Trump gains in the polls. Average Americans are beginning to see how biased media operates.
From this point forward the media campaign to bash Trump will likely hurt Clinton. It puts the media in the same camp as ‘Corrupt’ Hillary and therefore helps Donald Trump. Americans are tired of the media bias and the polls which are designed to put Hillary ahead are now showing her trailing the record-setting Republican. The Trump campaign event attendees were recently heard cheering – “Do Your Job!” to the media. It now is clear that the media cannot be partial and Americans are seeing right through it.
No One is Showing Up at Her Events
Hillary Clinton has only one Clinton campaign event scheduled (on Thursday in Las Vegas) in the foreseeable future. No other campaign rallies are currently scheduled! Trump on the other hand continues to materially outpace Hillary Clinton in rallies and in attendance at campaign events. Through the first three weeks of August Trump has more than doubled the number of events that Clinton has. Month to date through Sunday August 21stTrump has held 24 campaign events to Clinton’s 10. He also has events scheduled daily through Thursday, August 25th. (Note that this list only includes individual campaign speaking engagements and not fundraisers or visits with government and corporate leaders which Trump appears to be outpacing Clinton as well.)
Due in part to the number of events held, Trump continues to significantly outpace the number of event goers that Clinton has month to date. Trump has accumulated more than 135,000 people at his rallies while Clinton has accumulated only a little more than 10,000. As a result Trump has 13 times more attendees at his events than does Hillary.
While Trump continues to smash Clinton in attendance at events, Clinton continues to take time off. Clinton has only held campaign rallies ten of the first 21 days in the month and as noted above she has no campaign event scheduled till Thursday. Clinton is now holding campaign events less than 50% of the time. Either the Clinton campaign does not want to show that no one is coming to her events or she is sick or both.
Her Health is Now an Issue
A couple recent events bring to light Clinton’s health. A video of her having some sort of seizure was released that went viral.
Then she had a similar response at the Democratic convention. A black man spotted repeatedly by Clinton’s side appears to be a doctor or medical professional. Although there is no word from the Clinton campaign regarding health issues, if she is sick then she risks getting sicker if she holds more campaign events. Also, the more time she spends in public the greater the chance of her having another episode that is recorded. This may be why she is not partaking in campaign events.
She is Getting Destroyed on Social Media
Trump is crushing Clinton in basically every conceivable numerical measure on social media. He has double the Facebook ‘likes’ (10m to 5m), a 5 to 4 ratio (11m to 8m) in Twitter followers, averages 30,000 livestream viewers on YouTube to Hillary’s 500, and ‘Hillary for Prison’ has more Reddit subscribers (55,000) than Hillary subscribers (24,000) while Trump has nearly 200,000 Reddit subscribers.
These numbers are simply staggering.
More Emails are Coming
Right before the Democratic convention, WikiLeaks released 20,000 damaging emails hacked from the Democratic party. Now there are expectations that WikiLeaks or the Russians may release more damaging Hillary emails before the election. How many more is currently unknown but the result will be like an unseen kick to the head.
Based on all the above numbers it is clear that the Clinton campaign is in major trouble and it is unlikely that her campaign will ever recover.
Authorities are searching for an ancient relic — believed to be part of Christ’s Crucifixion cross — that was stolen from a San Francisco church.
Thieves broke into St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Thursday and popped the lock on the glass case that housed the artifact before fleeing without a trace, ABC affiliate KGO reported.
Church leaders and parishioners expressed their grief over the church’s most treasured possession at Mass on Sunday.
“The true cross is a relic that goes back 2,000 years to the very cross of Christ himself. For it to be stolen in this kind of very deliberate way is certainly both upsetting and very saddening,” the church’s pastor, Father Michael Hurley, told parishioners, according to the station.
The church reportedly has no security cameras — and police say they have few clues to lead them to the perpetrators.
Hurley said he’s hoping the thief will have a change of heart and return the relic, the station reported.
“We’re hoping that the thief will have a change of heart and perhaps we can discover it again and restore this important relic to our church,” Hurley said.
Pastor Mark Burns went on America’s Newsroom to discuss Donald Trump’s recent outreach to the black community.
Pastor Burns says Hillary doesn’t believe ‘Black Lives Matter’ she believes ‘Black Votes Matter’.
Pastor Mark Burns: To be honest with you what Donald Trump is saying is factual. Again he may not address it in a manner that makes everyone happy but Donald Trump is being Donald Trump. That speaking from the heart and not being politically correct but really just getting the truth out there. Under Hillary Clinton black lives really don’t matter, black votes matter.
You’ve gotta love how the white liberal on the panel starts lecturing the black pastor on how he should vote.
Via America’s Newsroom:
Republican Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 5 points in the swing state of Pennsylvania in the latest CEPEX Poll taken on Friday. The survey contacted 1,000 registered voters. Project Execution reported, via Free Republic:
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP HAS SURGED TO A 5-POINT LEAD OVER DEMOCRATIC RIVAL HILLARY CLINTON IN THE KEY BATTLEGROUND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA AS PER A LATEST POLL.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 20, 2016 (Newswire.com) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per the poll conducted by CEPEX Center for Excellence in Project Execution, on Friday (19th Aug 2016).
Trump leads Clinton 41.9 percent to 36.5 percent, with 21.5 percent voters undecided. Trump’s lead is just inside the margin of error and marks the first time that the Republican candidate is catching up in the traditional stronghold state of the democratic party.
“With the undecided voters holding the key which way the state eventually goes in November, both the campaign teams will be tweaking their ground games to win over this key demographic” – Parth Mukherjee, Expert Principal, CEPEX Center for Excellence in Project Execution. “One of the reasons of Trump’s surge is attributable to increasing support from the women” – added Mukherjee.
PARTH MUKHERJEE, EXPERT PRINCIPAL
The survey contacted around 1,000 registered voters.
Donald Trump called on Hillary Clinton to shut down her controversial Clinton Foundation.
Donald Trump: Number one they should shut it down. Number two they should give the money back to a number of countries who we shouldn’t be taking and they shouldn’t be taking money from. Countries that influence her totally. And also, countries that discriminate against women and gays and everybody else. That money should be given back. They should not take that money.
Ainsley Earhardt: Honestly, do you think it will happen.
Donald Trump: It should happen. Whether or not it will, they are very greedy people.
In an interview with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash of WBAI’s “Building Bridges” radio program, Tim Canova, a law professor, a former Truthdigger of the Week and the Bernie Sanders-endorsed primary challenger of Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, explains why he filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Wasserman Schultz over information found in DNC emails made public by WikiLeaks and says Depression-era types of public investment would bring general prosperity to Americans.
“We’ve had this complaint going on for many months,” Canova said. “The campaign had been growing pretty rapidly. In the first four months we raised about a million dollars. Very unprecedented here. And the way we’re raising money is very much the way that the Bernie Sanders campaign did, in small contributions from many thousands of ordinary folks.
“As the campaign started growing we clearly got the attention of Wasserman Schultz and the Democratic Party establishment. We knew that from a number of things that she was doing on the ground that she was trying to impede us. Whenever I would go to a local union hall, for instance, or a local Democratic Party club to speak, quite often they would receive a call from the Wasserman Schultz camp trying to pressure them to not let me even speak. … [T]he state party had cut off our access to the [inaudible] voter database much like the DNC had done to Bernie Sanders.
“When the WikiLeaks emails were disclosed—WikiLeaks has a website devoted to the DNC emails—my staff went on it and plugged in my name to see if it would pop up, and it came up dozens and dozens of times. As we looked at the emails, there was a pattern that Wasserman Schultz was using party resources repeatedly to monitor our campaign and to strategize on how to crush it. That seemed to be a violation of federal law. We got some elections lawyers to take a look. They filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission for me. It’ll take time for that to play out. It’ll be after the election.”
From Phyllis Schlafly, the woman whose celebrated classic A Choice Not An Echo (over 3 million copies sold) upended the 1964 Republican Convention, released a persuasive new argument for a surprising conservative choice: Donald Trump.
For the first time since 1980, a significant number of Republicans are considering abandoning their party’s nominee. This is a grave mistake, Schlafly says—because a Donald Trump “radical redirection” could actually set America back on the path of Reagan’s conservative revolution.
Phyllis Schlafly with Ronald Reagan
In The Conservative Case for Trump, Schlafly and her coauthors Ed Martin and Brett M. Decker set aside the circus of the campaign and zero in on eight defining points of the Trump agenda to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump—improbable as it may seem—is the true conservative we’ve been waiting for.
Donald Trump called Phyllis Schlafly on her 92nd birthday last week.
Just got off a phone call with @realDonaldTrump who called to wish me a happy 92nd birthday. So kind of him to remember!
Despite the threat of ISIS 100 Christian children received First Communion in Alqosh, Iraq on the Feast of the Assumption. Asia News.net reported:
The first communion Mass in Alqosh was an historic moment” for a “frontier town” that has been under threat from the militants of the Islamic State (IS) for a long time. Now it can “hope for peace and normalcy” around these hundred children, said Mgr Basil Yaldo, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad and close associate of the Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako.
The Chaldean primate presided over the ceremony that was attended by “all the priests of the city, the nuns and more than 700 people. The faithful were excited because for the first time, the patriarch celebrated communions in the community.”
Alqosh is an historic town in the Nineveh Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. It is located about 50 km north of Mosul, a Jihadist stronghold, and constitutes one of the main centres of the Assyrian-Chaldean Christian tradition.
At about 3 km from the centre, in the mountains overlooking the city, stands the ancient monastery of Rabban Hormizd, see of the Nestorian patriarchs from 1551 to 1804.