[HindustanTimes] The incident occurred during Trump’s visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon, which is over 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall, was set up in a nearby park.
A towering "Baby Trump" protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during President Donald Trump ...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US... ’s Saturday trip to Alabama, organizers said.
The incident occurred during Trump’s visit to watch the University of Alabama football game. The balloon, which is over 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall, was set up in a nearby park.
Jim Girvan, the organizer of a group that "adopts" out the Trump balloons for protests, said a man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long (2.4-meter-long) gash in the back. Girvan said the unidentified man was taken into custody. Tuscaloosa police did not immediately respond to a request for more details.
The orange, diaper-clad, cellphone-clutching caricature of the president is often taken to Trump appearances as a way to protest him.
Baby Trump first rose over London when local activists brainstormed a way to troll Trump. Now several groups raise money to bring balloon replicas around the U.S.
Robert Kennedy, a volunteer "baby sitter" who brought the balloon to Tuscaloosa, said the balloon immediately began to sag after it was cut.
The day had been going mostly smoothly, Kennedy said. Some people yelled "Trump 2020" as they passed while others posed for selfies with the balloon. But then Kennedy said a man sidled up on the back of the balloon and attacked it with a knife. He bravely ran away but was caught by coppers, Kennedy said.
Kennedy said he’s accompanied Baby Trump to many appearances and never witnessed an attack on the balloon, although someone did stab a "Baby Trump" balloon in London earlier this year.
"It is rare to get that kind of anger," Kennedy said.
Thirty-two-year-old Hoyt Hutchinson of Tuscaloosa cut an eight-foot gash in the side of the 20-foot inflatable balloon. As he tried to run away, Tuscaloosa police caught him. Hutchinson was charged with a felony – first-degree criminal mischief – and held on a $2,500 bond.
[Spectator] While the lawyers representing Eric Ciaramella, the alleged "whistleblower" in the Trump impeachment fiasco, describe him as having spent his entire career in "apolitical civil servant positions," the truth is that Eric Ciaramella has been involved in radical political behavior throughout his life - including his years at Yale.
WTF has Obama wrought in America ?
In fact, long before he was digging up dirt with the DNC's Alexandra Chalupa about President Trump's mythical collusion with Russia, Ciaramella was involved in leading a protest over what he believed was the poor treatment of Bassam Frangieh, a radical professor of Arabic Studies at Yale. On April 15, 2005, then first-year Yale student Ciaramella dressed in all white to lead a contingent of ten similarly dressed first-year Yale Arabic students to the offices of the Provost and the President of the university to demand that the university provide an incentive to encourage Frangieh to stay at Yale. The students were unhappy because Frangieh had decided earlier in the school year to accept a tenure-track position at the University of Delaware.
Ciaramella helped to organize a campus-wide letter-writing campaign on behalf of Frangieh which "identified flaws in the administration's policies regarding language instructors at Yale." According to the Yale Daily News, Bassam Frangieh was looking for an opportunity to teach more of the classes that he would like to teach, according to one of the protesters: "His specialty is Arabic language and literature, and he wanted to teach some classes on style and poetry." A week after the protest, Yale’s administration announced that they had "upped the ante with an offer competitive enough to keep one of its star language instructors from leaving Yale.
It is likely that Bassam Frangieh wanted to use literature to be able to shape Yale's undergraduates' views on what he called the "heroic Arabic poet-martyrs" battling against the unjust occupation in Palestine. In 2000, Frangieh published a chapter romanticizing terrorism in a book entitled Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature. Ciaramella's favorite Yale Arabic professor praised the heroism of Abd al Rahim Mahmud, the "first Arab poet-martyr." A paleostinian whatsit beloved of intifaders over the world
Mahmud, who is often used to inspire terrorism and suicide bombings among Arab youth, was described by Frangieh as "carrying his soul in the palm of his hand," as he "threw himself into the cavern of death." Romanticizing his terrorism, Frangieh recalls Mahmud's "premature death at age 35, fighting a battle in an attempt to keep Palestine free from foreign occupation, [which]brought dignity to the hearts of his people. Through his death he eliminated the gap between words and action... he shall remain a symbol of heroism and pride for his people."
Do read the entire thing by Anne Hendershott at the Spectator. I tell you, my mind was blown.
Follow the threads in this and elsewhere in Twitter. It seems YouTube (Google) censors are looking for the Whistleblowers (Eric Ciaramella) name if found then censored. If not found but they don't understand the podcast then it is censored too until the poster makes it understandable to them. More than this man's PodCast are shown censored in this Twitter thread.
To think I was considering switching to YouTubeTV ...
Asking for a friend who occasionally streams or "timeshifts" non-premium YT videos: What might that be costing YT or ISP, per GB? I'm sure it varies very widely, but maybe somebody could mention a range? We're talking residential cable, close-in suburb of big city. Content is mostly talks and docs, typically new-ish, ~60 min, 720, four to six-figure viewcount (thought some of that might be relevant to caching).
Lex, thanks for getting me started on this. I'll do some digging, but it looks as if the damage amounts to a few bucks per month, so I won't be starving the beast singlehanded. It's disgraceful that it's 2019 and I don't know these things off the top of my head. Felt especially shameless asking since, while not a geek, I absorbed a lot of that culture (FAQs, doing your homework before asking, etc.) decades ago. Again, thanks for humoring me.
IT BEGINS: Now Facebook Is Threatening to Delete Accounts that Publish Trump Campaign Rallies — Saying It’s “Clickbait”
UPDATE— On Friday Facebook ADMITTED they were deleting any mention of the anti-Trump CIA whistleblower.
Facebook admitted to preventing Americans from seeing the truth. Facebook admitted to working with the DNC.
[AmericanThinker] The above headline sounds like hyperbole, some crazed right-winger exaggerating things, right?
Not this time.
Chesa Boudin, who was quite literally Hugo Chavez's trusted propagandist, translator and advisor, Cuba-groomed from the start, is now commanding an apparently unbeatable lead in San Francisco's district attorney's race.
In a way, how does it matter? It's not like there will be any conservatives for this individual to persecute under color of authority. Going to go even easier on criminals and druggies? Not sure there's much more room to go in that direction there.
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Plus natural born son of a terrorist and adopted son of Bill "Kill Them All" Ayres and his lovely wife Bernadette.
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Ukrainian oil firm Burisma and former board member Hunter Biden are central in an impeachment inquiry into Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate possible corruption of his political rival's son.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have requested that Hunter Biden, son of Former US Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020... , testify in the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald, according to a document made public Saturday.
As outlined in a letter to Chairman of the committee Adam Schiff ...Showboating U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... 's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation... , penned by Republican Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Representative Devin Nunes, Hunter Biden and Burisma leadership are on the wish list for witnesses to testify as part of the hearings.
A whistleblower complaint in September brought into attention a telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked for a "favour." It later became known that Trump withheld military aid of up to $400 million. House Democrats soon thereafter launched an impeachment inquiry on the ground of abuse of presidential powers and soliciting a foreign power to interfere in US elections by digging up dirt on a political opponent.
[BREITBART] Rep. Mugshots/maxine-waters.jpg U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, serving since 1991, a total of 27.94269294033767 years. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected back when Disco was in flower, in 1976, which would make it 42.94063955224732 years. She has been a politician for virtually all her adult life. If she was brighter she'd be a Communist... '>Comrade Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Friday went on a frenzied rant in a series of tweets, praising House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff ...Showboating U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump ...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US... 's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation... (D-CA) and encouraging President Trump to "pack up his tanning bed & leave."
The Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,politician, who called for Trump’s impeachment long before House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments... (D-CA) caved and announced the launch of an inquiry, went on a frenzied rant on Twitter Friday evening, accusing the GOP of "scrambling" and "lying" and falsely assessing that Ambassador to the Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union Gordon Sondland proved the existence of "quid pro quo." She also gave a "shoutout" to Schiff, and suggested that Trump "pack up his tanning bed & leave."
"GOP scrambling & can’t get their lies straight. First they say no quid pro quo when Trump w/held mil. aid from Ukraine for dirt on Biden. Then Mulvaney says this happens all the time & "get over it." Lies getting entangled," she began.
"Now we know Trump atty Giuliani is the real SecOfState," she continued.
"Sondland lied in his early testimony defending Trump and now that he sees the facts are unfolding about this crooked president, he has changed his lies & confirmed a quid pro quo," she added.
[DAILYWIRE] To say there’s a lack of enthusiasm for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates would be a grand understatement.
And in South Carolina, apparently, Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren ...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless... is not so popular.
The Massachusetts Democrat hawking the $52 trillion Medicare-for-all program spoke Friday evening at an "Environmental Justice" forum in the state. From photos of the event, it looks like dozens came, maybe 100 tops. Shots from the back of the auditorium show a sea of empty seats.
....greatest economy, best economy we have ever had...
wel its true...you see HIRING signs everywhere...African Americans, Latinos and getting jobs all over the place. So much for Trump being racist.
If you want to work, want a paycheck...no problem. Trump is good for workers. I will make a prophecy....Trump is going to WIN four more years. The American People are NOT stupid.
Democrats have NOTHING to offer. Democrats don't live in Reality. They get New York and California maybe. But who wants to live there, human crap on the side walks, rats, democrats and fires and no electricity. And self driving Electric cars with no place to charge them.
She shows no grasp of understanding how things will work after she tears down the system of civility.
Reminds me of this bit from A Man For All Seasons:
Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law?
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And, when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you – where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast – man’s laws, not God’s – and, if you cut them down – and you’re just the man to do it – d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.