Baltimore - Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across the city in the small hours of Wednesday morning, just days after violence broke out over the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia. At a news conference on Wednesday, Mayor Catherine Pugh said that given the current political climate, it was important to move “quickly and quietly” as a matter of public safety. “I thought that there’s enough grandstanding, enough speeches being made,” she said. “Get it done.” Beginning shortly after midnight on Wednesday, a crew, which included a large crane and a contingent of police
Comments: Since Baltimore claims to be a sanctuary city and in deep financial distress, where did they get the money to pay for this overtime (who approved it)? More Black mob rule from the sister city of DC. To me, all of these actions are HATE crimes. Where are the feds to stop them? Oh, and don´t forget. More dRATS governance done in "secrecy" without normal public hearings.
Well, they all can go to h^^l as for as I´m concerned. As I have posted once before, that is my new mental mantra. It probably reveals a character flaw on my part, but it does represent my current knee-jerk response to the acts of imbeciles.
How Orwellian! Baltimore is another eastern city being run into the ground by ignorant childish blacks. Without Johns Hopkins Hospital, it would be much worse than Detroit. We live within a 30 minute drive and only enter the city when absolutely necessary choosing routes very carefully.
As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida this weekend, a new report reveals that nearly half of Florida homes in hazard zones do not have flood insurance, reports the The Associated Press. The number of federal flood insurance policies in Florida has fallen by 15 percent over the course of five years, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency data. Florida has roughly 2.5 million homes in hazard zones. However, Florida’s overall flood insurance rate for hazard-zone homes is just 41 percent. Roy Wright, who runs the National Flood Insurance Program, told AP that only half the 10 million Florida properties that need flood
Mexico on Thursday ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave the country in 72 hours in response to the Asian nation’s latest nuclear tests. Ambassador Kim Hyong Gil was declared persona non grata and will have to vacate the embassy in Mexico City, the Foreign Ministry said in an e-mailed statement. Mexico said it absolutely rejects North Korea’s nuclear activity, calling it a serious risk for peace and international security and a growing threat to the region, including its "fundamental allies" of Japan and South Korea. The expulsion comes as U.S President Donald Trump’s administration presses countries to cut diplomatic
Inmates at the U.S. maximum security jail and naval base at Guantanamo Bay are not being evacuated as Hurricane Irma barrels towards the Caribbean island of Cuba, defense officials have told Newsweek. They say that the terrorist suspects—which incude the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed—will ride out the Category 5 storm in their cells along with 5,000 residents of the controversial prison and military base. “We have no indications that any detainees at Guantanamo Bay will need to be evacuated from the installation due to Hurricane Irma,” Major Ben Sakrisson, a Pentagon spokesman,
New York - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against President Donald Trump’s effort to broadly enforce a temporary travel and refugee ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries that the Republican president said was necessary for national security. A three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said that the government did not persuasively explain why the travel ban should be enforced against grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins from the six countries. In the latest legal back and forth over the President’s controversial executive order,
Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former top strategist, has harsh criticism for U.S. Catholic bishops in an interview set to air Sunday on CBS. Mr. Trump’s revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on illegal immigration were on the docket during a recent interview between Charlie Rose of “60 Minutes” and the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News. Previews of their meeting include Mr. Bannon issuing a strong rebuke of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, and other Catholic leaders. “The bishops have been terrible about this,”
Two masked and armed men entered a Cleveland Taco Bell this week during an attempted robbery, but only one lived to talk about it. Police and EMS workers arrived at a Taco Bell at West 117th Street and Franklin Boulevard on Wednesday morning to find 24-year-old De’Carlo Jackson barely breathing and filled with bullet wounds. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly afterward, although a second suspect managed to escape a trio of armed employees during the robbery attempt. Taco Bell has a corporate policy against employees being armed on the job, but Jonathan Witmer-Rich, an associate professor
Bacon might be the object of intense devotion for some Americans, but others consider it strictly verboten for religious reasons. Both Jews and Muslims who adhere to the dietary restrictions imposed by their faiths do not eat pork. Now bacon is at the center of two recent lawsuits filed by fast food restaurant customers who found it in dishes that were supposed to be pork-free. (Snip) The attorney who filed Montgomery’s complaint on Tuesday, Majed Moughni, has also filed lawsuits on behalf of observant Muslims who were served bacon or pork in foods that were not supposed to contain them.
A girl police say stabbed a boy at her D.C. school is going to escape criminal charges — at least for the time being — because she is the daughter of a diplomat and therefore, seen as exempt from normal U.S. laws. This is a stunning example of why diplomatic immunity needs speedy reform. This girl, unnamed but age 12, allegedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy in the shoulder at the British International School of Washington in Georgetown. Anyone else caught even carrying a knife, never mind carrying out a stabbing, would have been at the least, suspended — more likely, expelled. Zero tolerance, anyone?
(Video) - White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has said she told her daughters it was fine to be excited about Donald Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Conway said in an interview with Time’s Firsts video series that she spoke with her three daughters, who are all younger than 12, about Clinton’s campaign and explained that she could back Trump but still be excited about the prospect of a female president. “In explaining how I feel about one thing that Donald Trump said or did to my daughters, I would be remiss in not revealing the full conversation, which is also why Mommy,
Atlanta - Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. It said consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were exposed. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed. The company said hackers also accessed some “limited personal information” from British and Canadian residents.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday an initiative to overhaul the Obama administration’s campus sexual-assault guidelines, accusing the “shameful” system of failing both the accused and accuser by creating what have been decried as “kangaroo courts.” She said she would issue a public notice aimed at reforming the regulatory framework created by the department’s Office for Civil Rights in its 2011 Title IX guidance, which compelled universities to take a harder line on campus sexual assault or face a federal civil rights investigation. “This unraveling of justice is shameful, it is wholly un-American,
Published September 07, 2017 Fox News The Senate on Thursday approved a short-term suspension of the debt ceiling as part of a combined spending bill that also provides Hurricane Harvey relief funds, sending the package to the House where conservatives are threatening to oppose the package. The measure cleared the Senate on an 80-17 vote. It would fund the government and allow an increase in the debt limit through Dec. 8, as well as provide an initial $15 billion in storm recovery money. The terms were struck as part of a controversial deal between President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders.
She still doesn’t get it. In her forthcoming memoir ‘What Happened” (out Tuesday), Hillary Clinton takes perfunctory responsibility for losing the election before spending nearly 500 pages blaming: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, “rash FBI director” James Comey, Obama, the Russians, sexism, and, finally, the American people for not liking her enough. Sanders, she writes, had the gall to run against her even though he’s not a Democrat. “That’s not a smear, that’s what he says,” she writes. “He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.” Clinton bemoans the sexism
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell´s tête-à-tête on Tuesday — after a summer of sniping between the two — lifted Republican hopes that the GOP was finally back in sync ahead of a brutal fall of fiscal deadlines.Not 24 hours later, the president cut a deal with Democrats on a short-term debt ceiling increase opposed by McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Just Wednesday morning, in fact, Ryan had scoffed at the Democratic offer that Trump accepted minutes later. In the aftermath, Republicans seethed privately and distanced themselves publicly from the deal.
Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich expressed distaste in President Trump’s plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and invited all immigrants to come live in his state. Kasich was in a particularly fiery mood on CBS This Morning Wednesday, and when asked if he supports Trump’s decision, he laughed incredulously: “No! Can you imagine that we’re taking kids who came here, you know, they had nothing to do with the fact that they were brought here? They’ve become a very significant part of our society… and now we put them in jeopardy.” “We want them in
Hillary Clinton has added another name her long list of grievances about those who cost her the election, this time singling out energized anti-Trump women marchers for failing to deliver before her historic loss. Clinton referenced the throngs of protesters who took the streets of Washington and other cities in a Women´s march shortly after his election. (Snip) Clinton also goes after NBC´s ´Today Show´ host Matt Lauer for his handling of a presidential forum, conducted on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York last September. She writes that she was ´ticked off´ and ´almost physically sick´ by Lauer´s persistent focus
(Video) - In her new memoir of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton offers this analysis on why she lost: "I think it´s fair to say that I didn´t realize how quickly the ground was shifting under all our feet... I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans´ anger and resentment." Which is true. She ran a campaign larded with policy papers, with serious thoughts about serious things, with poll-tested stump speech lines designed to give some to everyone but all to no one.
In an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, American actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the recent hurricanes on Donald Trump’s voters, because they don´t believe in man-made climate change. During the lengthy interview on her new movie Mother!, the conversation turned political about halfway through. After discussing the alleged pay gap between men and women, the interviewer asked Lawrence about climate change and the political climate in America. “I mean when the director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, ‘It’s a mad time to be alive.’ And there is certainly an
The Washington National Cathedral will remove two stained glass windows featuring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the church said Wednesday, joining a growing list of cities and institutions that have removed statues of Confederate figures in the wake of last month´s violence in Charlottesville, Va. The National Cathedral said the Cathedral Chapter, its governing body, voted Tuesday to immediately take the windows down. Scaffolding was erected Wednesday morning as crews began the process of removing the stained glass windows, according to the Washington Post. The windows of Lee and Jackson were installed in 1953, and the National
Hillary Clinton is still “at a loss” about her loss. In leaked excerpts from her upcoming election memoir “What Happened,” the defeated Democratic candidate admits to mistakes, regrets and “dumb” moves from her presidential bid — but says she still does not understand why so many Americans oppose her. “What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I´m really asking. I´m at a loss,” she asks in the book. “I think it´s partly because I´m a woman.” (Snip) “I go back over my own shortcomings and the mistakes we made. I take responsibility for all of them. You can
Late on a Monday afternoon in June, members of CNN’s elite investigations team were summoned to a fourth-floor room in the network’s glassy headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. A top CNN executive, Terence Burke, had startling news: three of their colleagues, including the team’s executive editor, were leaving the network in the wake of a retracted article about Russia and a close ally of President Trump. Effective immediately, Mr. Burke said, the team would stop publishing stories while managers reviewed what had gone wrong. It was a chilling moment for a unit that boasted Pulitzer Prize winners and superstar internet sleuths,
Vanity Fair, which previously featured Melania Trump on one of its covers, snubbed the First Lady of the United States in its 2017 best-dressed list – while featuring numerous liberals, including both Obamas. The list, comprised of over 40 people, is broken into eight-sections: Women, Men, Hollywood, Originals, Couples, Professionals, Special Citation, and Hall Of Fame. Missing from the list was First Lady Melania Trump, which is odd to say the least, given that Vanity Fair featured her on the cover of the Mexican edition of the magazine in January.
Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s memoir surfacing online reveal her most personal thoughts on her marriage with former President Bill Clinton. In Clinton’s upcoming book, titled, “What Happened,” she opens up about her marriage with Bill and admits she openly contemplated divorce. “I heard it again on the 2016 campaign … it’s just a marriage on paper now,” she writes. She also writes, “There were times that I was deeply unsure about whether our marriage could or should survive.” “But on those days, I asked myself the questions that mattered to me: Do I still love him? And can I still
Ronald Reagan would “not kick the dreamers out of the US” if he were president today, according to his eldest son. “He would find a way to work with Congress and lead,” Michael Reagan tweeted Tuesday following the Trump administration’s announcement that it plans to do away with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, over the next six months. The 40th president’s only adopted child appears to support the idea of putting Congress on the hot seat and letting them make the decision about what to do with the 800,000 illegal immigrants