Tag Archive: rightwing politics

on August 11, 2015 in World News

Heavily-armed white men patrol Ferguson, ‘ready to confront authorities to defend US Constitution’

Heavily-armed white men patrol Ferguson, ‘ready to confront authorities to defend US Constitution’ Armed to teeth with semi-automatic assault rifles and handguns, members of the Oath Keepers militia, formed of former and current law enforcement and military officers, have blended into the crowd of Ferguson protesters, saying “We’re on your side.” At least four members of the ‘Oath Keepers’ arrived in Ferguson, on early Tuesday and began patrolling the West Florissant Avenue, walking through the crowds of protesters gathered there for a ‘day of civil disobedience’ following the anniversary of the killing of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown, shot dead by… View Article

click here for more
on August 11, 2015 in World News

Conservatives ‘Sick’ of Media, Democrats, GOP Joining Forces to Destroy Outsiders

Conservatives ‘Sick’ of Media, Democrats, GOP Joining Forces to Destroy Outsiders Mark Levin’s opening segment on his Monday radio broadcast attacked America’s media for focusing on superficial issues while the country faces existential threats. [Audio via The Right Scoop.] I’ve been giving this a lot of thought–the debate, the Republican Party, the candidates, Donald Trump, Fox News, you–let me tell you what I think’s going on here… Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)and Karl Rove and their ilk, the Republican establishment in Washington, DC–an enormously powerful force that really has only been beaten two times in my life:… View Article

click here for more
on August 11, 2015 in World News

Armed Homeless Man Intervenes, Saves Woman Under Attack

Armed Homeless Man Intervenes, Saves Woman Under Attack by AWR Hawkins On August 6, an armed homeless man intervened, saving a woman who had been thrown to ground where she was allegedly being beaten and kicked by her ex-boyfriend. The incident occurred outside a liquor store in Fresno, California. According to ABC 30, the homeless man—Paul DeLeon—said he saw the attack and had to act. He said, “I mean he was kicking her hard too, right in the head, and I couldn’t just stand there and do nothing.” The man allegedly hit the woman so hard he knocked her unconscious…. View Article

click here for more

on August 10, 2015 in World News

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV By Paul Bedard Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation’s No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as younger Americans embrace digital platforms. The latest evidence comes from the circulation report on the nation’s top 125 magazines that found a six-month drop of 11.4 percent this year following a 14.2 percent drop in the last six months of 2014. The biannual Alliance for Audited Media found that “total paid circulation” for 86 of 125 top magazines, or 71...

Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV By Paul Bedard Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation’s No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as...

click here for more
on August 10, 2015 in World News

Teflon Don: Trump at 32 Percent in New Post-Debate Poll

Teflon Don: Trump at 32 Percent in New Post-Debate Poll by Matthew Boyle He is truly “Teflon Don.” Republican frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump has jumped seven points—a remarkable hike in the polls—after the GOP debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last week and a subsequent spat with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. The Morning Consult poll of 746 self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents has Trump with a commanding lead over the entire rest of the field at 32 percent. That means he leads the next three candidates—former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or Sen. Marco… View Article

click here for more
on August 10, 2015 in World News

Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem.

Gun control? Americans increasingly see more guns as the solution, not the problem. By Amber Phillips Gun control is still going nowhere in Congress. And in fact, with every major mass shooting in America, gun-rights supporters seem to be digging in even further — and bringing the rest of America along with them. Former Texas governor Rick Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, argued after last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, La., movie theater that Americans should be allowed to bring guns into movie theaters — and everywhere else — to prevent such crime. It’s an echo of a… View Article

click here for more
on August 10, 2015 in World News

Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones by AWR Hawkins Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that… View Article

click here for more
on August 10, 2015 in E News

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 31

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 22, NUMBER 31 LEGAL & LEGISLATION NEWS NRA Supports Senator Cornyn’s Bill to Halt Obama NICS Abuses On August 5th, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S. 2002, a bill to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens from continued bureaucratic abuse by the Obama Administration. As we reported on July 18th, Obama’s latest gun grabbing ploy was to forward all individuals receiving Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits through a representative payee to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as “prohibited persons” under federal firearms law. This is estimated to impact over 4 million… View Article

click here for more
on August 10, 2015 in World News

The Disastrous Neocon Mindset

The Disastrous Neocon Mindset August 6, 2015 The neocon mindset, which envisions U.S. military force remaking the Mideast at the point of a gun or the warhead of a drone, has confronted a string of disasters and faces a new challenge from President Obama’s successful diplomacy with Iran, but the mindset will likely survive, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar President Barack Obama’s speech at American University was a thorough enough review of the issues that have come to surround the agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program that any fair-minded listener who focuses on merits rather than politics would reach… View Article

click here for more