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Women Who Attacked Pro-Trump Activist Charged with Assault
[BREITBART] The two women who were briefly jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in August after assaulting a pro-Trump activist outside of a popular Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood have been charged with assault and battery.

According to Los Angeles Court documents, Kelsey Rae Salem and Jacqueline Raye Johnson were charged and are set to be arraigned in court on Wednesday, where they will formally hear the charges against them. The assault victim was Alaskan artist and pro-Trump activist Tim Treadstone, better known by stage name Baked Alaska, who was rallying in support of Trump in a city from which the Republican presidential nominee is officially "banned."

Pro-Trump lawyer Mike Cernovich, who is advising Treadstone on his legal rights, told Breitbart News, "Under Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, law, they could charge it as a felony or a misdemeanor. I suspect it will be charged as a misdemeanor," Cernovich said. "Legally, they’ll get off relatively easy and likely do community service."

Treadstone told Breitbart News that he had "claw marks" on his neck after one of the women assaulted him. "This blond girl grabbed my iPhone and threw it as hard as she could to the pavement. And before I could pick it up, the brunette who was throwing the food at people punched me in the head. My glasses and my hat flew off," he said.

Earlier, at the rally, anti-Trump passersby threw a can of Monster energy drink, eggs, and dog feces at pro-Trump demonstrators. The can of Monster hit one man on the back.

...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
at the Mexican restaurant, a number of patrons started throwing food at the Trump supporters. "I’ve never seen anything like it," Cernovich, who was also present at the rally, told Breitbart News at the time. "They were throwing nachos and guacamole at us."

At the time, Treadstone had stated, "Justice needs to be served. And we are going to make sure it is with the current laws in place so we ensure this doesn’t happen to other people."

Speaking with Breitbart News this week, Cernovich added, "What these women did was irresponsible and stupid and they should do some sort of community service and write an apology letter to Tim. But they don’t deserve jail time." He also noted that "there has been a lot of violence against Trump supporters. This is one of the many including the latest attack on the GOP office" in North Carolina, which was Molotov cocktailed earlier this week.

Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence called the Molotov cocktailing an act of "political terror."

A newly-released video by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas shows that Democrats used a method known as "bird-dogging," involving trained provocateurs, to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Trump rallies.

"Hillary should call for this to stop," Cernovich said.
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SCANDAL: Shocking how US presidential candidate helped Boko Haram to grow
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  This version looks easier to read.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/21/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Why does this picture make me want to shout " Clown Sighting, Clown Sighting!"
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 10/21/2016 5:46 Comments || Top||

AG Loretta Lynch: 'I Have Seen Firsthand How Corruption...Is About Breaking Trust'
[CNSNEWS] Speaking in Rome, Italia on Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a group of leaders and law enforcement officials that "fighting corruption in all of its forms" is a vital mission of the U.S. Justice Department.

"And like many of you, I have seen firsthand how corruption, at bottom, is about breaking trust. It is about undermining citizens’ belief in their elected officials. It is about betraying the people’s faith that when public monies are spent on services for citizens ‐ from infrastructure to education ‐ none of those funds will be misappropriated for selfish ends.

"And it is about poisoning the civic spirit of a people ‐ displacing passion with cynicism, and solidarity with suspicion. And that is why the U.S. Department of Justice has made it a priority to root out, prosecute, and prevent corruption."

Lynch continued: "What is at stake is not just a sum of money or a single contract: it is the public’s trust that one set of rules apply to all of its members, that we have ordered our markets and our governmental institutions in a fundamentally fair manner, and that our societies will uphold and respect the rule of law.

"I am proud to say that with the help of our domestic and international partners, we are working tirelessly to detect corruption and bring wrongdoers to justice ‐ no matter how powerful the actors, no matter how complex the crimes, and no matter where the crimes take place."

Lynch, a former federal prosecutor, drew sharp criticism in late June, after confirming that she met privately with former President Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of is...
at an Arizona airport, at a time when the FBI (part of the Justice Department) was investigating Clinton's wife Hillary for her handling of classified information. Lynch at the time was the person who would sign off on that investigation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, we know you have. That airport runway meeting with the husband of the target of an FBI investigation is just one example.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2016 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "I am proud to say that with the help of our domestic and international partners, we are working tirelessly to detect corruption and bring wrongdoers to justice ‐ no matter how powerful the actors, no matter how complex the crimes, and no matter where the crimes take place."

It's also about lying, isn't it?
Posted by: gorb || 10/21/2016 4:06 Comments || Top||

#3  "I am proud to say that with the help of our domestic and international partners, we are working tirelessly to detect corruption and bring wrongdoers to justice ‐ no matter how powerful the actors, no matter how complex the crimes, and no matter where the crimes take place."

Interesting statement to say the least.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2016 5:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, it seems to me she at least understands what she's supposed to do. But her lips didn't fall off?
Posted by: Bobby || 10/21/2016 7:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Traditional progressiveism - inverting the meaning of words by your own actions. See - Affordable Care Act, et al.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2016 7:52 Comments || Top||

#6  A bought and paid for lying hack. She should not be anywhere near government at any level.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2016 7:52 Comments || Top||

#7  All depends on what's defined as "corruption".
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2016 8:59 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
CNN’s Baldwin: ‘There Already Are Term Limits’ for Members of Congress
Corrected yet?
[BREITBART] On Tuesday’s"CNN Newsroom," anchor Brooke Baldwin asserted that "there already are are term limits" on members of Congress.

Baldwin said, "[L]et me just relay this to everyone, that apparently, from the Trump camp, there is another major announcement that Trump will make today as part of his pledge to ’drain the swamp,’ we keep hearing ’drain the swamp’ in Washington. He says, ’If I’m elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,’ correct me, there already are term limits, so what does he mean?

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Once upon a time, people learned such things in 9th grade Civics class.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2016 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I think we all should be born as residents, but have to take the same Civics test as foreign applicants and pass at 18 (or older) to be eligible to be a voting citizen.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2016 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure, term limits - same as mine: until you die.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/21/2016 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Service earns citizenship! Want to know more?
Posted by: Black Bart Glutch4583 || 10/21/2016 8:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Sometimes ignorance isn't bliss, sometimes it's just ignorance.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/21/2016 8:36 Comments || Top||

#6  a la Heinlein, there are civilians and then there are citizens. Let me guess which one is Broke Baldwin.
(Yes, I misspelled her first name by accident but then I realized this is more correct!)
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/21/2016 9:02 Comments || Top||

‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums
[BREITBART] President Barack Obama
I inhaled. That was the point...
offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.

He complains that too many news hounds spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them.

"No, I had nothing to do with that," Obama said, calling it "complicated" despite the "hysteria" that was growing.

Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare
... aka the Affordable Care Act, an ineptly designed and worse executed piece of legislation designed to bring 17 percent of the U.S. economy under the direct control of the government. The previous iteration, known as Hillarycare, was laughed out of Washington. This stinker was passed on a party-line vote without being read...
was working well, but needed to be fixed.

During his speech, he pointed out that when smart phone companies released a product that had bugs in it, they fixed it.

"Unless it catches fire. Then they pull it off the market," he admitted, likely referring to the disastrous exploding Samsung Galaxy S7.

But the president argued that companies weren’t trying to repeal smart phones, but rather fix the problems with the modern devices rather than return to rotary dial up phones.

"We’re not going to go back," Obama said, challenging Republicans who repeatedly called for an Obamacare repeal.

The president argued that most people got their health care from their jobs, insisting that Obamacare didn’t even affect their premiums or health policy changes.

"These are decisions made by your employers, it’s not because of Obamacare," he said.

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#1  Legacy? Or eight years of Hope and Change?

Enquiring Minds want to Know.
Posted by: Hupoluth Unusons4998 || 10/21/2016 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  "It's not my fault! It's your fault for electing somebody like me!!!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2016 4:38 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'community disorganizer' and Perpetual Warrior speaks, Clinton will be no different. There is money in death, both at the micro (Planned Parenthood) as well as the macro (Planned Nationhood).

Far, far too many 'deplorable' people running around, carboning up the atmosphere. It's all for the best, you'll see.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2016 4:41 Comments || Top||

#4  p.s. "Once Hillary is in, and she's in --- we took care of it, you're going to miss me!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2016 4:46 Comments || Top||

Just HOURS After Debate Wikileaks Hits Hillary With Hardest Blow Yet…
The e-mail is at this link.

Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 10/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I don't know about the damage from WikiLeaks, but I just watched Trump blast Hildabeest at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation annual banquet for Catholic charities in NYC. Hillary was also present but I'll bet she wished she wasn't. Trump's brand of humor was withering towards Hillary. She must have had an unending string of swear words for him afterwords. I've never seen anything quite like it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2016 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Here's one I wished he'd used in the welcoming and acknowledgements:

My best to Bill Clinton who could not make it this evening, due to a previously scheduled event in the Caribbean with Jeffrey Epstein.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2016-10-21
  Christian Refugees Facing Persecution in Germany
Thu 2016-10-13
  Negotiations to surrender east Aleppo under way
Wed 2016-10-12
  Deadly small plane crash near Connecticut aerospace factory may have been was intentional
Tue 2016-10-11
  German Police Arrest Syrian Refugee Suspected of Plotting Attack
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  U.S. Navy Ship Comes Under Fire Near Yemen
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