Mansour: Five Reasons Why George W. Bush Is the New Jimmy Carter


Former President George W. Bush appears to have discovered a new pastime: virtue-signaling. His latest target is President Trump. 43’s quest for a post-presidential-image rehab is starting to resemble that of another failed-president-turned-full-time-virtue-signaler, Jimmy Carter.

Rush Limbaugh: ‘What Is This, the George W Bush Version of Hillary’s Deplorables?’


Thursday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his thoughts on former President George W. Bush’s remarks earlier in the day that some have suggested were calling out supporters of President Donald Trump. In his remarks in New York City, Bush criticized bigotry and white supremacy in society and added that “nationalism distorted into nativism” was evident in politics. Limbaugh reacted by asking if this was Bush’s way of calling out the “deplorables” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke out about publicly during her campaign. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): LIMBAUGH: George W. Bush did not say much of anything for the eight years of the regime of Barack Hussein O. He didn’t write a letter. He often said, “Hey, I had my eight years. I’m not gonna comment on my successor. It’s not the way we former presidents do things,” unless you’re Bill Clinton or Algore; then you do. But George W. Bush never did. I don’t think Bush had anything to say about Clinton when he took over in 2000, and I don’t think he had a thing to say while Obama was unwinding his agenda. And this, again, is something I

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Uses Crazy Excuse For Ignoring Latest Clinton-Uranium One Scandal (VIDEO)

As expected, there is a media blackout over the latest Clinton Foundation-Russia Uranium One Scandal.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell came up with a crazy excuse for ignoring the Uranium One scandal which directly implicates her Queen Hillary.

President Trump ripped the fake news media Thursday morning for ignoring the latest Clinton scandal involving their favorite country-RUSSIA.

POTUS tweeted, “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”

John Solomon via  The Hill dropped a bombshell story early Tuesday morning:

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

From Tuesday’s report we also found out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

One would think the hacks at MSNBC and CNN would be jumping on this story being that it involves Russia and massive amount of evidence to back up the claims.

Instead, Andrea Mitchell brushes off the story and cites her 92 seconds of previous coverage from over 2 years ago. Video via/reporting Rich Noyes research director for the Media Research Center:

92 whole seconds a few years ago for one of the biggest scandals to rock this country in modern times. Just a hunch, but Andrea Mitchell has spent more than 92 seconds flapping her gums about the Trump-Russia hoax despite ZERO evidence.

 

H/T The Daily Caller

The post MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Uses Crazy Excuse For Ignoring Latest Clinton-Uranium One Scandal (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

MYSTERY: Why Did Bill Clinton Seek Meeting With Russian Nuclear Official Amid ‘Uranium-One’ Decision?

Bill Clinton sought the State Department’s permission to meet with a top Russian nuclear official as the Obama administration decided whether or not to approve the Uranium One deal. 

The Hill reports:

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Arkadi Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010 email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to Mrs. Clinton’s team.

When the request went unanswered by State, a Clinton aide followed up.

“Dear Jake, we urgently need feedback on this. Thanks, Ami.” an aide to Bill Clinton emailed in June.

According to The Hill‘s John Solomon, it appears Clinton did not meet with the Russian official in the end.

“Requests of this type were run by the State Department as a matter of course. This was yet another one of those instances. Ultimately, President Clinton did not meet with these people,” Angel Urena, a spokesperson for Clinton, told The Hill.

However, a very important question is left unanswered — why on earth would the former President of the United States want to meet a Russian nuclear official?

In another statement to The Hill, Hillary Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill dismisses the Uranium One scandal as fake news. “At every turn this storyline has been debunked on the merits. Its roots are with a project shepherded by Steve Bannon, which should tell you all you need to know,” Merrill told The Hill.

“This latest iteration is simply more of the right doing Trump’s bidding for him to distract from his own Russia problems, which are real and a grave threat to our national security.

Circa reporter Sara Carter reveals APCO Worldwide Inc., a consulting firm with ties to the Clinton family, lobbied on behalf of Russian nuclear giant TENEX in relation to the Uranium One deal.

Circa reports:

Roughly $3 million in payments from 2010 to 2011 were made to APCO Worldwide Inc., which is described on their website as the second largest lobbying firm in the United States. The firm also provided in kind pro-bono services to Bill Clinton’s foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, services they begin 2007, according to APCO officials who spoke with Circa and press releases from the company. It was during the same time that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was part of the Obama administration board that would eventually approve the sale of the U.S. uranium to Russia.

[…]Long-time Clinton supporter and APCO CEO, Margery Kraus signed the continuing contract on April, 12, 2010, with TENEX, as the Russian company’s top executive Russian businessman Vadim Milkerin was being investigated by the FBI for kickbacks and bribery involving American companies, according to the APCO TENEX contract and court documents obtained by Circa. TENEX is a subsidiary of the the Russian state owned nuclear giant Rosatom, according to financial filings of the company.

Click here to read more of Carter’s report.

In a head-scratching statement, APCO Worldwide Inc. claims they had nothing to do with the Clinton-Uranium One scandal.

In a statement to Circa, APCO Worldwide Inc. said Thursday, “APCO was not involved on any aspect of Uranium One, or the CFIUS process relating to it. APCO Worldwide undertook activities on behalf of Tenex in 2010 and 2011 relating to civil nuclear cooperation, which APCO properly disclosed in detail at the time in public filings. Separately, since 2007-2008, APCO provided services in kind to the Clinton Global Initiative. APCO’s work for Tenex and APCO’s work for the Clinton Global Initiative were separate and unconnected, publicly documented from the outset, and fully consistent with all regulations and US law.”

APCO Worldwide Inc says they have not been interviewed by the FBI in relation to the Clinton-Uranium One investigation.

The post MYSTERY: Why Did Bill Clinton Seek Meeting With Russian Nuclear Official Amid ‘Uranium-One’ Decision? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

WN Graphic

Good point, but it’s a quandary: communism, according to the Jew, Karl Marx, doesn’t come into being until “the state withers away.” First socialism, then communism. But states don’t wither away, they just change hands or change form. Socialism, according to the Marxists, is pre-communism (it’s transforming into communism, given enough time). So California and Assachusetts will become communist if you wait awhile. Given that fact, Attorney General Sessions should seize control of both of those states before they morph into actual communist states. Right??

Obama: We Reject the ‘Politics of Division’ That ‘We See Now’


Thursday at a campaign event in Newark, NJ for the New Jersey’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy, former President Barack Obama said it was time for “rejecting a politics of division” because “some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed.” Obama said, “You are going to send a message to the country, and you will send a message to the world that we are rejecting a politics of division. We are rejecting a politics of fear. We are embracing a politics that says everybody counts.” He added, “What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before that dates back centuries. Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed. That’s folks looking 50 years back. It’s the 21st century, not the 19th century, come on.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Ted Cruz: US Might Have To Revoke Support For Iraq

If we don’t watch what’s going on, a win over ISIS will quickly turn into a win for Iran for control of Iraq. This is like that moment in June 2014 when Obama could have wiped out ISIS and didn’t, with far-reaching consequences. We have the power to bring the Iraqi government to heel on […]

RNC Chair: Steve Bannon’s Mission ‘Is the Same as Mine’


Thursday on “Bloomberg Markets,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she shared the same “mission” of getting “a better majority for the president going into 2018” with the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon has announced publicly he was targeting some Republican senators who support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McDaniel said, “The great thing about the RNC is we stayed neutral and primaries for this very reason. When you have divisive primaries, and it is competitive, and tempers or emotions flare, we need to bring people together after the primary and let our purpose unite us because we want to keep those seats Republican. I do get concerned about too many primaries depleting resources and taking resources away from the general, so we’ll see what happens, but we are focused on keeping those seats and expanding our majority in the Senate.” She added, “Steve has done a great job for the president. He is engaged. He is emotional about these races. He is going to get involved of course he is; everybody should everybody should be engaged. Steve’s mission is the same as mine in the sense that we need to get a better majority for

Body Language Expert: ‘Signs of Deception’ in Jesus Campos’ Ellen Interview

Strange cues and awkward body language telling signs of deceit.

‘Your Silence Was Deafening’: Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Calls Out Monica Lewinsky

"I have always felt sad for you, but where were you when we needed you?”

Wikipedia Articles Edited by IP Address Coming from Congress to Write ‘Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer’


The day after Ted Cruz posted a reference to conspiracy theories claiming he is the Zodiac Killer on Twitter, an IP tied to the U.S. Congress made edits writing out "Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer" in articles related to the Kennedy Assassination.

Wikipedia Articles Edited by IP Address Coming from Congress to Write ‘Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer’


The day after Ted Cruz posted a reference to conspiracy theories claiming he is the Zodiac Killer on Twitter, an IP tied to the U.S. Congress made edits writing out "Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer" in articles related to the Kennedy Assassination.

ICE Confirms Arsonist Behind California Fires Is 5-Time Deported Illegal Alien

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday the man arrested in connection to setting fires in California is a five time deported illegal alien.

Jesus Fabian Gonzalez was arrested several times but ICE was never notified because he was arrested in a sanctuary county.

The deadly fires in northern California have caused over $1 billion in damages. 42 people have died in the fires.

Breitbart.com reported:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.”

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.

There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

Several officials suspected this week that Mexican cartels may have been behind the California fires after several pot farms were burned to the ground.

The post ICE Confirms Arsonist Behind California Fires Is 5-Time Deported Illegal Alien appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

CIA Director: Russian Meddling ‘Did Not Affect Outcome Of Election’

Once again until liberals get it. Via Daily Caller: CIA Director Mike Pompeo contested allegations that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election skewed results in a Thursday appearance before the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the […]

Craigslist Ads Illegally Selling Food Assistance Cards in Florida

EBT cards found for sale on Craigslist as many seek food assistance
Scammers on Craigslist are taking advantage of a state program in Florida intended to feed victims of Hurricane Irma.

Rep. Frederica Wilson Laughs Off Criticism by Gen. John Kelly, Says: ‘I’m a Rock Star Now!’

Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, basking in national attention following her blistering attack on President Donald Trump over a condolence call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson who was killed in Niger on October 4 with three other Americans, bragged to reporters Thursday afternoon that she is now a “rock star” following criticism by White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly (USMC Ret), himself a Gold Star father.

Video from WSVN-TV posted online by CBS News reporter Alan He shows a giddy, laughing Wilson reacting to criticism Kelly.

“You mean to tell me that I have become so important (loud laughter) that the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing! That’s amazing! That is absolutely phenomenal! I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now!”

The Washington Examiner reported Wilson’s office issued a statement late Thursday afternoon that she would have no further comment after also attacking Kelly personally.

“The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be on helping a grieving widow and family heal, not on her or Donald Trump,” Wilson’s spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Wilson had said Kelly’s statements were motivated so he could keep his position in the White House.

“John Kelly’s trying to keep his job,” Wilson told Politico. “He will say anything. There were other people who heard what I heard.”

Politico’s Marc Caput quoting Wilson attacking Kelly, “”John Kelly’s trying to keep his job. He will say anything,” says @RepWilson in response to Trump’s staff chief who ripped her for disclosing details of controversial call with soldier’s widow. “There were other people who heard what I heard.”

The post Rep. Frederica Wilson Laughs Off Criticism by Gen. John Kelly, Says: ‘I’m a Rock Star Now!’ appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Karl Rove Swipes at Steve Bannon’s ‘Motley Crew’ Ahead of 2018 Midterms


Establishment Republican strategist Karl Rove took a swipe at Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon Wednesday.

Pamela Geller: Thank You, Larry David

Larry David
A fatwa on Larry David’s head serves as the theme of this season’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Daughter of Weather Underground Infiltrator Speaks Out Against Antifa

The leftist terror group is exposed in this fascinating interview.

Former Clinton Spokesman Rips ‘Enabler’ John Kelly: ‘Don’t Be Distracted by the Uniform’

This is despicable, particularly because Kelly is a Gold Star father himself. Via Free Beacon: The national press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign castigated John Kelly on Thursday after the White House chief of staff delivered an impassioned defense of President Donald Trump’s call this week to the widow of a slain soldier. […]

Winning: Unemployment Claims Plunged to Lowest Level Since 1973 as Job Market Remains Strong

In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, job seekers wait in line at a job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. The Labor Department said Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
The number of claims for unemployment benefits plunged to its lowest level since 1973 as the job market remains strong, according to Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

Kelly Pays Tribute to Young Military Members: They Serve Because ‘They Love This Country’

This is who Frederica Wilson is now attacking, revealing once again, they don’t care about the military except in so far as it can be politically helpful. Via Free Beacon: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly closed out a rare press briefing appearance on Thursday with a moving tribute to U.S. military members who […]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 19 2017

There are more questions about the Las Vegas shootings, which appears to be a story that won't go away as the narrative keeps getting…

The post NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 19 2017 appeared first on Giza Death Star.

McConnell Bites The Bullet: 5 Day Work Week For Senate

Senators actually put in some work to try and pass tax reform before their deadline.

Tillerson: China ‘Predatory’ for Dumping ‘Enormous Levels of Debt’ on Developing Nations

In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. Tillerson is making his second trip to China since taking office in February, and relations between the two world powers have rarely mattered so much. The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons has entered a new, dangerous phase as its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump exchange personal insults and threats of war with no sign of a diplomatic solution. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
As Chinese President Xi Jinping worked to consolidate his power at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was unloading on the Chinese in an address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Wednesday.

Mitch McConnell’s No. 1 Recruit Josh Hawley Refuses to Back McConnell for Majority Leader


Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who was labeled Mitch McConnell’s “No. One recruit of the [2018] cycle” refuses to endorse McConnell for Majority Leader.

Saber-Toothed Cats Mingled With Modern Humans

Cats lived in Europe much longer than previously believed

Victim Of Hollywood Sexual Assault: What You Are Seeing Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

The entertainment industry's dirty secrets are coming to light.

Hurricane Spencer Slams Gainsville, Communist Trash Discover New Levels Of Autistic Screeching

Well now, everyone.

It looks like the fun happenings are relatively over for now at the University of Florida, and I think we can safely say beyond a shadow of a doubt that today’s campus extravaganza was a near-perfect success.

Richard Spencer delivered one of his best-ever live performances despite new unlocked tiers of Leftist angst – just an hour or so after giving what I personally feel was the most rounded out and complete press conference of his entire life.

Like, he inflicted hurt and humiliation on the parasitic Lugenpresse that will surely never be forgotten in the foreseeable future.

In fact, I’m actually quite angry at myself for not finding the time to sneak out of my wage-cuck job to attend the speech – I suppose I could have called sick, but I figured I’d best save my time for Tennessee next week.

It’s all good though, I guess, for at least we have the joys of digital social media to convey and preserve the images of our enemies.

In fact, they didn’t even try to intimidate other than through repeated autistic chants that probably could have been memorized by my baby son if given enough time and coaching (that would be child abuse, though).

My only real regret is the fact that the Q&A period of the event didn’t last longer, for that’s always been my favorite part – especially if Richard is at the top of his game and decides to have fun with the typically-deformed, obese, mentally-retarded, and/or confused protesters.

Still, I’m just happy that we can end the day with an optics scene that will likely go over quite well with those who are either on the fence, or just starting their journey into the Alt-Right and Nationalism in general.

You now have even more scenes in which we can plainly see open Communists celebrating and taking pride in the fact that they are engaged in the destruction of freedom of speech.

You cannot reason with these vermin, and you cannot hope to win debates against them in traditional format.

All you can do is expose them and force them to show their hand, and I really must thank Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, and all others involved for doing this in the most irrefutable and straightforward way possible.

 

Putin Vows to Respond ‘Immediately and Symmetrically’ If U.S. Leaves Cold War Nuke Treaty

Russian leader says Moscow ready to develop new nuclear weapons if other countries begin doing so

Michigan City Council Joins Colin Kaepernick’s Protests, Take a Knee During Pledge of Allegiance


Four members of a city council in Michigan emulated Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests by taking a knee during the pledge of allegiance at a recent meeting.

Kelly Blows Rep. Wilson’s Story Out Of Water, He And Gen. Dunford Counseled Trump What To Say To Widow

Now Wilson is saying she wouldn’t talk anymore about it, now that Kelly is calling her out. Via Free Beacon: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday blasted a congresswoman for revealing the details of a phone conversation President Donald Trump had with the widow of a soldier this week, saying he was […]

Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein Allegations: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’

HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 10: Director Quentin Tarantino (L) and producer Harvey Weinstein arrive at the premiere of Weinstein Co.'s 'Inglourious Basterds' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 10, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Director Quentin Tarantino broke an extended silence Thursday on the sexual harassment and assault allegations surrounding his longtime friend and collaborator Harvey Weinstein, telling the New York Times he knew about the accusations and could have done more to prevent them.

Lunar cave could give astronauts shelter on the moon

Cave measures about 30 miles long by 330 feet wide

Tech’s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head

Discussing her work at Apple at an event last week about fighting racial injustice, Denise Young Smith, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, said, “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse, too, because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation.”

That’s right: a dozen white men, so long as they were not raised in the same household and don’t think identical thoughts, could be considered diverse. After a furor erupted, Ms. Smith clarified her comments in an email to her team that was obtained and published by TechCrunch. It reads in part, “Understanding that diversity includes women, people of color, L.G.B.T.Q. people, and all underrepresented minorities is at the heart of our work to create an environment that is inclusive of everyone,” and “I regret the choice of words I used to make this point.”

But Ms. Smith wasn’t the first to endorse the view in her initial statement. Those of us in the tech industry know that the idea of “cognitive diversity” is gaining traction among leaders in our field. In too many cases, this means that, in the minds of those with influence over hiring, the concept of diversity is watered down and reinterpreted to encompass what Silicon Valley has never had a shortage of — individual white men, each with their unique thoughts and ideas. This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.

This overlaps with the sentiments expressed in a screed by a Google software engineer that critiqued the company’s race and gender diversity efforts and ascribed the unequal representation of women in tech to “biological causes.” It included the line, “Viewpoint diversity is arguably the most important type of diversity.”

To be sure, cognitive diversity and viewpoint diversity are important. But working to increase them alone won’t do anything to address the well-documented shortcomings that plague tech companies. Whether companies do it intentionally or not, I worry that they will adjust the definition of diversity so that, conveniently, it’s already achieved.

If our focus shifts to cognitive diversity, it could provide an easy way around doing the hard work of increasing the embarrassingly low numbers of blacks and Latinos in the ranks of employees, in leadership roles, as suppliers and vendors, and on boards.

{snip}

The post Tech’s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head appeared first on American Renaissance.

Columbia Investigating Students Who Protested Far-Right Speaker on Campus

Nearly 20 Columbia University students face disciplinary investigations after protesting a Republican club’s speaker event last week.

A large group of student protesters had chanted over far-right English activist Tommy Robinson’s remarks at a Columbia University College Republican’s event at Lerner Hall on Oct. 10, repeatedly challenging his stances on immigration and eventually prompting him to cut his talk short.

Three days later, university administrator Suzanne Goldberg emailed several of the student protesters to say she was investigating a complaint about their “involvement in an interruption of a guest speaker at Columbia” and was beginning a disciplinary investigation.

{snip}.

One of the protest’s organizers, Aryn Davis, was taken aback by Goldberg’s email, she said.

{snip}

Davis is looking into obtaining legal representation for the upcoming meeting with Goldberg that is still being scheduled, the student said.

{snip}

According to the Spectator, no protesters attended Herman Cain’s speech on campus Tuesday night, which was also part of the Republican Club’s speaker series.

Davis said protesters still intend to demonstrate at the next event in the series on Oct. 30, featuring alt-right media personality Mike Cernovich.

The post Columbia Investigating Students Who Protested Far-Right Speaker on Campus appeared first on American Renaissance.

Bush II Praises the Value of Immigration and Free Trade, Denounces Trump “Bullying and Prejudice”

George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ‘bullying and prejudice’ has become a caustic norm in American public life.

At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices.

‘Our young people need positive role models,’ he said. ‘Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.’

‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ in today’s America, Bush added. ‘Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.’

Trump’s tenure has been marked by a seemingly endless stream of outraged posts on his Twitter account and a dramatic political polarization among U.S. voters as the truthfulness of his public statements is questioned daily.

He told reporters in the Oval Office a few hours after Bush spoke that he wasn’t aware of what he said.

‘I didn’t see it. I didn’t see it,’ he said.

Bush also slapped in Trump’s direction with a reference to Trump’s controversial statements following an August race riot in Charlottesville, Virginia that left an anti-racist protester dead in the wake of a white supremacist march.

At the time, Trump claimed that there had been violence on ‘both sides,’ drawing howls of protest that he was legitimizing the Ku Klux Klan.

Bush never mentioned Trump’s name or the Charlottesville scandal, but drew his only mid-speech applause by saying that ‘people of every race, religion and ethnicity can be fully and equally American.

‘It means that bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the american creed.’

The former president took issue with a laundry list of Trump priorities, especially his trend toward isolating the United States through foreign policy and avoiding multilateral trade agreements.

And he took an obvious shot at Trump’s zeal for hardening border security and moving to limit levels of legal immigration.

‘We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,’ he said.

‘We see a fading confidence in the value of free markets and international trade, forgetting that conflict, instability and poverty follow in the wake of protectionism.’

Bush continued: ‘We’ve seen the return of isolationist sentiments, forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places where threats such as terrorism, infectious disease, criminal gangs and drug trafficking tend to emerge.’

He left little doubt about laying his complaints at the current president’s feet, saying that ‘when we lose sight of our ideals, it is not democracy that has failed, it is the failure of those charged with preserving and protecting democracy.’

Bush has largely stayed out of the spotlight since Trump took office in January, but attended his inauguration and reportedly commented afterward: ‘That was some weird s**t.’

Arizona Sen. John McCain engaged in his own Republican-on-Republican violence last week in Philadelphia, hinting during a speech at the National Constitution Center that the Trump administration had lost its way.

‘To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,’ McCain said.

The post Bush II Praises the Value of Immigration and Free Trade, Denounces Trump “Bullying and Prejudice” appeared first on American Renaissance.

New Analysis Shows Supporters of Family Research Council Embrace White Supremacy and Neo-Nazism

{snip}

A social media network analysis performed by Rewire shows the Family Research Council’s messages are resonating with other factions of the far right that explicitly endorse and advocate white supremacist views.

{snip}

The FRC vehemently rejects the notion that it’s a hate group, as Rewire has previously reported. It is currently spearheading a campaign of around 50 far-right groups to discredit the SPLC, complaining that the label is defamatory and unfair.

A social media network analysis performed by Rewire, however, shows the FRC’s messages are resonating with other factions of the far right that explicitly endorse and advocate extremist views on white supremacy, women’s rights, and even espouse neo-Nazi views.

Our analysis examined more than half a million Twitter accounts that followed a selection of six leaders of the far right. Those leaders included Perkins, Gavin McInnes, Michael Cernovich, Richard Spencer, and Jared Taylor. We also included the account for Return of Kings, a site started by the notorious misogynist and rape apologist Daryush Valizadeh, who is also known as Roosh V.

McInnes and Cernovich belong to a faction of the far right known as the “alt-lite,” which claims to reject outright racism and anti-Semitism, but whose ideas are based on a notion of U.S. culture that experts in extremism have said is rooted in white supremacy.

Spencer and Taylor are unabashed white nationalists. Spencer is the poster child for the so-called alt-right, and was a key organizer of neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

{snip}

Our numbers must also be viewed with regard to the anonymity of Twitter, and the presence of automated accounts known as “bots.” While there is no universally accepted or definitive way to identify bots, experts we consulted agreed that there are several patterns that suggest that an algorithm, not a human, is behind an account. For more on how we performed this analysis, please read our methodology.

{snip}

Opposition to Abortion Unites the Religious Right and White Supremacists

In some respects, it should not be surprising that people who find the messages of the FRC and Perkins appealing are also enthusiastic about white supremacist hate speech.

Prominent members of far-right and white supremacist groups vigorously oppose reproductive rights, especially for women.

Gavin McInnes, whose audience across social media and his new online video program numbers in the hundreds of thousands, calls abortion “murder,” and has repeated the false claim that third-trimester abortions are “all over the country.”

{snip}

Michael Cernovich, another leader of the alt-lite, has an even larger audience. He now has 354,000 Twitter followers, and his reach was dramatically expanded earlier this year when he became a host on Infowars, the radio and online video show made infamous by its creator, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. There are no reliable figures on the size of Jones’ audience, but he has claimed that he has around 5 million daily listeners.

{snip}

The far-right’s fixation on the family could be one source of the overlap between their followers, and those who follow the Family Research Council, according to Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“The imagery, and the vision of America that the FRC supports, is the same kind of vision that Gavin McInnes or Richard Spencer would want to see—a white nuclear family,” she said. “The whole thing about the white family unit, white women, white children—you can see the mutual attraction.”

More than 18 percent of the roughly 30,000 accounts that follow Perkins also follow one of the far-right or white supremacist accounts that we analyzed. Fifteen percent of Perkins’ followers also follow Cernovich. More than 6.5 percent also followed McInnes, nearly 2.5 percent also follow Richard Spencer, and around 1.5 percent also follow Jared Taylor.

Rewire reviewed the content shared by hundreds of the accounts that followed Perkins and at least one of these other leaders of the far right. Rewire is choosing not to link to these accounts due to the nature of the material they contain. Rewire attempted to contact scores of these accounts, but we were unable to interview any of the individuals or groups behind them. In some cases, the frequency and nature of the posts heavily suggested that the accounts were generated by bots, according to criteria used by experts—for example, they tweeted hundreds of times per day, or only tweeted very simplistic memes about one subject. We also found accounts belonging to researchers or journalists, whose interest in the material shared by these far-right leaders could have been for professional reasons.

However, the majority of these accounts appeared to be run by human beings, who frequently tweeted, retweeted, commented, and otherwise reacted to the materials {snip}

Many posts also had political messages. Often, they echoed the themes of ads that were reportedly generated by Russian operatives as part of the campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. In particular, these ads mocked, demeaned, or suggested nefarious intentions behind people working in Congress, the judiciary, and the two-party system.

And there were hundreds of posts supporting President Trump, glorying in the physical appearance of the First Lady, and mocking the record and appearance of President and First Lady Obama.

Told of the nature of these posts, Beirich said it further supported the conclusion that white supremacy undergirds the Trump coalition.

“The Trump administration is asserting white supremacy in so many ways, whether in its anti-immigrant policies, its Muslim ban, its dismantling of sexual minority rights, or all minority rights through voting rights,” she said. “The Christian conservatives are probably the strongest bloc standing behind the Trump administration, and of course, Trump is the savior of the alt-right.”

She pointed out that while Tony Perkins and the FRC have tried to present themselves as focused on “family values,” they have also staked out many other positions that both implicitly and explicitly endorse white supremacist views.

“Our focus with the FRC has been on anti-LGBT demonization and propaganda,” she said. “Although we don’t characterize them this way, they would also fit under the anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant categories of hate group.”

{snip}

“The overt positions that the FRC has taken are the same as white supremacist groups,” said Beirich. “Anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, and anti-woman. These are the bedrocks of white supremacy in the United States.”

Indeed, the lineup at this year’s Values Voter Summit went beyond the usual list of anti-choice heroes: It also included leaders of the far right.

Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, who both worked at Breitbart News before joining Trump’s White House team, addressed the crowd. Gorka resigned from the administration amid reports that he had concealed ties to neo-Nazi organizations. Bannon has recently returned to run Breitbart, which he has called his “war machine.”

The lineup also featured prominent anti-Muslim activists Brigitte Gabriel of ACT! For America, and Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy. And it included Al and Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, public racists who have been regular speakers at the Values Voter Summit for the past several years.

The main attraction, however, was none other than the president, who addressed a crowd that increasingly shows the coalescence of the evangelical anti-choice movement with ardent white supremacists.

The post New Analysis Shows Supporters of Family Research Council Embrace White Supremacy and Neo-Nazism appeared first on American Renaissance.

The Femme’s Guide to Riot Fashion

With the current surge in political activism over the last year, femmes all over the world have been wondering: How can I participate in the revolution, and look hotter than a Molotov cocktail while doing it? Look no further: we’ve got you covered better than a balaclava!

Disclaimer: for the purposes of this article, “rioting” designates any kind of assertive protest activity. As right-wingers try to stigmatize and suppress protest activity of all kinds as “rioting,” we aim to normalize it as something everyone can participate in.

There are several important considerations to keep in mind when assembling the perfect outfit for insurrection, including hair, makeup, mask, and which articles of black clothing will be both comfortable and fabulous.

Femmes with long hair will want to consider a style that keeps their hair out of their eyes and also does not impede their ability to put on a gas mask. French braids and their “inside-out” counterparts, Dutch braids, work remarkably well for these purposes, are compatible with any hair type, and offer the added benefit of keeping your hair from looking a mess if you wind up spending the night in jail. Femmes with shorter hair may not have the same considerations with regards to keeping their hair out of their eyes; but regardless of hair length, all femmes will probably want to think about also covering their hair as an identity-protecting measure.

{snip}

When selecting your wardrobe, make sure to choose pieces of clothing that allow you to bend, kneel, run, jump, reach, and climb, and that also make you feel good about yourself. Confidence is a key element of both style and riot safety. It is also worth keeping in mind that organic materials (like cotton and wool) will absorb chemical contaminants, while synthetic materials (like nylon) will help keep your body insulated and provide a better barrier between pepper spray and your skin, but will melt if they come into contact with something hot such as a tear gas canister. As a strong, fierce femme, you shouldn’t feel forced to choose between the two. Instead, consider layering as a way to get the best of both worlds, and remember: black is a universally-flattering color for all body types and skin tones!

In any ensemble, it’s important to think about the lines of your outfit. In form-fitting clothes, you run less risk of being grabbed by adversaries or getting stuck on fences, while looser-fitting clothes are better for concealing your body type and protecting your privacy. Neither choice is inherently better; both involve advantages and disadvantages. The important thing is to choose what feels good to you.

Now, every fabulous femme knows, shoes make or break an outfit—and riot fashion is no exception! As with the rest of your ensemble, you’re going to want to choose footwear that is comfortable and easy to move in. Contrary to other scenarios, you’ll want to select for function over form, and choose a pair of shoes which do not make you stand out from the crowd. Days (and nights) in the streets can be long; you are a gorgeous creature who deserves to treat yourself, so you may want to consider springing for squishy, supportive insoles for your steel-toed combat boots if you decide go that route. Alternatively, you could wear sneakers, which don’t provide quite as much foot protection or ankle support but are easier to run and climb in. Depending on your risk level, it may even be worthwhile to designate a pair of shoes solely for rioting and never wear them for any other purpose. In that case, you might choose to keep them in someone else’s house.

{snip}

If you’re interested in stepping up your accessory game and adding a gas mask or respirator to your ensemble, you’ll want to choose one that fits snugly around your nose and mouth, seals appropriately, and has a filtration rating appropriate for your needs.

{snip}

Whatever you decide to wear to your next action, the most important part of throwing down on the front lines is the comrades you make along the way. Get yourself a crew of other badass riot femmes, watch each other’s backs as you serve up stunning looks beyond the barricades, and remember: always anti-fascist, never anti-fashion!

Author’s Note: The repeated use of the word “femme” throughout this piece is deliberate. “Femme” should not be read as synonymous with “woman.” “Femme” is a queer identity, and is gender non-specific. This piece is not written for an audience of women, but rather by a nonbinary femme, for femmes of all genders. The advice shared in this article is the result of several years of experience on the front lines of heated street demonstrations, and is meant to help counteract the pervasive narrative that black bloc tactics are employed exclusively by cisgender, heterosexual men. Even within radical discourse, femmes’ contributions to militant action are consistently erased, while we are pigeonholed into doing the bulk of support labor. The best practices shared here are couched in satire and tongue-in-cheek humor, and are a direct effort at reclaiming the space femmes consistently hold on the front lines of the struggle.

The post The Femme’s Guide to Riot Fashion appeared first on American Renaissance.

Lefties: ‘Nitwit’ John Kelly Is an ‘Odious’ ‘Coward’ Making ‘Bizarre,’ ‘Dishonest,’ Racist Remarks

<p>In addition to CNN, liberal activists, actors, journalists, and trolls disturbingly berated and maligned the character of John Kelly following his Thursday Whtie House remarks, declaring him to be an “odious” “coward” and “nitwit” offering a “bizarre,” “dishonest,” and racist statement amidst the Gold Star family controversy.</p>
%d bloggers like this: