Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's Safe Space

Trigger Warning:
Original Post: Branco Cartoon - San Francisco Forty-Whiner
Colin Kaepernick has officially become one of the most hated people in America.  Kaepernick's protest against the "oppressive" United States of America hasn't sat well with many red-blooded Americans.  Many took to Twitter to let Colin Kaepernick-and the world-know exactly where he can shove his whiny little protest.
There is one big difference between Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Lochte.  Turns out that Lochte really WAS telling the truth about being robbed.
Well technically he DIDN'T take a stand, but the point is well taken.
Ouch!
This one's my personal favorite.

Of course not everyone hates Colin Kaepernick with the fire of a thousand suns.  Kaepernick has his share of twits supporting his decision to take a stand...err...sit down.  Whatever.
I imagine she's thinking she would have raised him to show more respect.
Take a stand...by sitting on your ass!

The real question, though, is what do the 49ers, and the NFL, think of Kaepernick's little protest?  Coach Chip Kelly, and NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy decided to weigh in:
If Colin Kaepernick continues to sit during pregame national anthems, 49ers coach Chip Kelly won't object.

"We recognize his right to do that," Kelly said during a media conference call Saturday. "It's not my right to tell him not to do something. That's his right as a citizen."

The NFL also weighed in on Saturday, saying that Kaepernick did not violate any league policy by not standing with his teammates during the anthem before Friday night's exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium.

Brian McCarthy, the NFL's vice president of communications, emailed a statement that said, "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem."

No surprise that the NFL wouldn't have an issue with Kaepernick sitting during the National Anthem.  The NFL as an organization has been trending to the left of center for years.  I would think that the 49ers, though, would be somewhat embarrassed about all of the negative publicity their quarterback has received.  Especially since it's very likely he'll be starting yet another season on the bench.  It seems that Colin Kapernick just isn't that great of a football player:
Colin Kaepernick played in a football game for the first time in 292 days Friday night.

And he looked like a quarterback playing for the first time in 292 days.

Kaepernick’s attempts to shake off nine-plus months of rust were overwhelmingly unsuccessful in the 49ers’ 21-10 preseason loss to the Packers at Levi’s Stadium. He completed 2 of 6 passes for 14 yards in three possessions, which netted one first down and three punts. His last three passes, all incompletions, were either batted down or tipped by Green Bay defenders.

On a night when the 49ers managed 11 first downs and 195 yards, head coach Chip Kelly offered that Kaepernick was “up and down, I think, like all of us offensively.”

The obvious conclusion: Blaine Gabbert will start the regular-season opener against the Rams on Sept. 12.

Colin Kaepernick, for his part, is unrepentant and has stated he will continue to sit until...something happens:
Two days after sparking a national conversation in the wake of his decision to sit during the pre-game performance of the national anthem Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn't changing his tune.

Addressing reporters from his locker at the team's training facility for nearly 20 minutes Sunday, Kaepernick, who's sat during The Star Spangled Banner for each of the Niners' preseason games so far, said: "I'll continue to sit. ... I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change, and when there's significant change — and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way it's supposed to — I'll stand."

Someone should ask Kaepernick what he thinks "significant change" would cause him to stand for the National Anthem.  I'll bet his entire NFL contract he's got zero idea what that would look like.  I imagine he'd mouth some vague platitudes about black lives mattering, racism, and social justice.

Until that happens Kaepernick will keep riding the bench...err...protesting from his safe space.

Anthony Weiner Just Gets Creepier

Trigger Warning:
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife!
Just when you thought the sordid Anthony Weiner saga couldn't get any worse:
Anthony Weiner sickeningly boasted about using his four-year-old son as a 'chick magnet' when he sexted a mystery brunette, a report says. 

The disgraced ex-congressman sent pictures of the youngster to the woman in a series of lewd messages, prompting her to say: 'It's like a puppy. Chicks love cute kids and puppies.'

The 51-year-old also sent the woman in her 40s a series of pictures of his son, while complaining about the lack of affection he was receiving from his now ex-wife Huma Abedin.

However he did say that the couple were 'civil nowadays', even though he had already subjected his long-suffering partner to two sexting scandals.

At one point he sent the sext subject a picture of him in a swing, saying he was 'putting him to work', in a bid to attract woman.  

Hillary Clinton's top aide announced she was leaving Weiner on Monday, hours after the New York Post published pictures he had sent the divorcee - sparking his third picture-sharing controversy in five years.
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Parents, don't send pictures of your kids to random strangers in a bid to have sex with them.

12 Year Old Hunter Shrugs at Death Threats

Trigger Warning:
PETA members may want to click here instead...
Full disclosure: I am not a hunter.  I have never been hunting, and in fact the idea of hunting is repellent to me.  Not because I'm an animal rights nut or anything (I once argued AGAINST animals having rights in college...successfully), but because hunting makes you go outdoors.  If I'm going hunting, it's going to be online against punk ass noobs.

12-year-old Aryanna Gourdin (pictured above) is a hunter, though.  She's also been receiving death threats after posting pictures of her big game hunts in Africa.  How has she responded to all of that?

With a loud, resounding "meh:"
On August 19, Breitbart News reported that big game hunter Aryanna Gourdin received death wishes and ridicule on social media after posting a photo that showed her standing by a giraffe she shot and killed, her bolt action rifle in the foreground. In spite of the criticism, the 12-year-old declares she will never stop hunting.

One critic called her a “murderer” and another described how they looked forward to posting a photo standing by Gourdin’s body, the way Gourdin stood by the dead giraffe.

On August 29, UK’s Mirror reported that Gourdin responded to the threats and hatred, saying, “I’m never going to stop [hunting].” She talked about how she enjoys going on hunts with her dad: “It’s something that I cherish and I enjoy and I want other people to see what I’ve been able to ­experience. I want other women and youth to get into the hunting experiences. It’s just awesome.”

Gourdin said that she and her father love animals, but they “also love hunting.” And she sees no contradiction in that because of the role hunting plays in conservation via population control and getting rid of the older animals so the younger ones can take their places. She added, “I would never back down from hunting.”
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I wonder if any of the Social Justice Warriors threatening a child would have the balls to actually try and carry through on their threats?  I bet they'd find Aryanna and her family ready and waiting for them.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

5 Weird Tricks to #ClickbaitTheElection

Trigger Warning:
Number three will SHOCK you!
That may be true, but that one fact didn't stop #ClickbaitTheElection from trending as polls across the nation drew to a close Tuesday evening.  Twits from both the right and the left took their best shot at creating some Election 2016 click bait.
I would read the hell out of that article.
Number four will shock you (spoiler: it's something about making America great again)!
Only 50?  It seems like there should be more.
Actually...that DOES sound like something Kim would try.  It's just shy of cartoonish supervillainy.
Inquiring minds want to know, Bernie...
Hey now, doesn't everyone get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak in front of Goldman Sachs executives?
Or who...
That conjures up some really, really bad mental images.
This one's not much better...
Hillary Clinton's integrity?
They DO look remarkably similar.
His...grandfather?
 So THAT'S why Harambe was gunned down senselessly in the prime of his life!

People must know!

The truth must be told!

Art of Fitness Hosting Yoga Classes for Vets

Trigger Warning:
Grab those yoga mats...
Here's a little tip for those of you in the Orlando, FL area.  Local fitness studio Art of Fitness is hosting some yoga classes for veterans.  All they're asking for is a $5 donation from all participants:
The Art of Fitness yoga studio located at 5154 Dr. Phillips Blvd is launching Yoga For Heroes, a community yoga class for veterans.

The classes are open to non-member veterans who have served in combat, beginner or not. During the sessions, which will be led by Maria Marcano, will have participants learn breathing techniques, and positions adopted from the Inner Axis method developed by Max Strom, a master yoga coach and international lecturer.
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Stop on by or give them a call if you're interested.  Classes are going to be held on the first Saturday of every month.

#BreakingNews: ISIS Spokesman in Syria Reportedly Killed

Trigger Warning:
Enjoy those 72 raisins, asshole...
Reports are coming in that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS's number two man in Syria, has been killed in Aleppo:
A top ISIS leader and spokesman thought to have a heavy hand in planning and ordering the group's international terror operations died in Syria, according to Amaq, ISIS' news agency.

"Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the spokesman of the Islamic State, was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns in Aleppo," Amaq wrote in a Tuesday news release sent to Telegram channels monitored by ISIS followers.

The 39-year-old Adnani, born in Binnish in northern Syria, is described as having hand-selected the gruesome execution videos ISIS routinely puts out, according to The New York Times.
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Good riddance.  Here's hoping al-Adnani's rotting in hell right now.


Loud Noises Cause Panic at LAX

Trigger Warning:
Loud Noises!
A series of loud noises Sunday night at Los Angeles International Airport led to panic amid reports of an active shooter:
Reports of a shooter inside a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport sparked evacuations and a halt to traffic in and out of the sprawling transport hub late Sunday night, but police later said it was a false alarm caused by loud noises -- not gunfire.

The LAPD said they were investigating after receiving at least two calls reporting a possible active shooter, but later released a statement saying it was “proven to be loud noises only, NO SHOOTING/NO INJURIES.”

The Federal Aviation Administration implemented a ground stop for flights departing for LAX from airports west of and including Minnesota as the investigation unfolded. The FAA later amended the ground stop to include only flights departing for LAX from within about one hour’s flying time.

It was not immediately clear how many flights were affected, or how serious delays would be on Labor Day morning.
This is the world that Obama's judicious use of "smart power" has created, ladies and gentlemen.  Terrorism has become so rampant in the West that people panic whenever they hear a loud noise.

November can't come fast enough.

Trump Set to Go Directly to Black Communities

Trigger Warning:
Bringing the Trump Train to the inner city?
Sunday New Black Panther leader Quonell X declared that Donald Trump had a point when he urged African-Americans to question their relationship with the Democrat party.  Now Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says Trump is planning to take his case directly to black Americans:

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee now plans to go directly into African-American communities to deliver his full-forced appeal to black voters, while also trying to explain Trump’s changing policies on illegal immigration.

“These events are already being planned,” the newly-promoted Conway told “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re fighting for every single vote. He’s going to take [his message] to where people vote.”

To be sure, Trump over roughly the past two weeks has increased his efforts to appeal to black voters, arguing that the policies of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and those of other Democratic lawmakers have failed residents in many U.S. cities, particularly African-Americans.
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I'm interested to see what form these events will take.  Rallies and speeches may be effective, but I think what might help most here is a town hall-style event.  Trump needs to listen to the concerns of the black community more than anything.  It looks like he's getting set to do just that. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Black Panther Leader: You know...Trump might be right

Trigger Warning:
Not responsible for ruined keyboards/monitors...
Yes, that headline's correct, ladies and gentlemen.  A leader of the New Black Panthers has heard Trump's outreach to the black community.  You know what?  He thinks it's worth taking a look:
Quanell X, leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, Texas, said this week on a local news program that black Americans should “truly examine” Donald Trump’s outreach to the black community and “reexamine the relationship” that black voters have with the Democratic Party.
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Here's some of what Quanell X said during his interview:
Let me say this to the brothers and sisters who listened and watched that speech. We may not like the vessel that said what he said, but I ask us to truly examine what he said, because it is a fact that for 54 years, we have been voting for the Democratic party like no other race in America. And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them. We as black people have to reexamine the relationship — where we are being pimped like prostitutes, and they’re the big pimps pimping us politically, promising us everything and we get nothing in return.

We gotta step back now as black people and say, we’ve gotta look at all the parties and vote our best interests.
The fact of the matter is that the Republican party has written off the black community as automatic Democrat voters for decades.  Oh sure there are black conservatives out there, and they're welcomed with open arms whenever they see the light and come to the Right.  There hasn't really been any sort of real outreach, though.  Republican politicians will mouth all the platitudes about feeling the plight of the inner city, but when it comes right down to it they don't even bother to try for the monolithic black vote.

Then along comes Donald Trump.  What does he do?  He has a speech where he speaks directly to the black community.  He tells them point blank that the Democrat party has done nothing for them.  Worse, the Democrat party has worked tirelessly to keep them subservient and reliant on government.  The Democrat party freaks out, and Hillary Clinton has her own speech where she tries to paint Trump as the leader of some racist conspiracy.  The media freaks out and trots out expert after expert calling his actions racist.  The GOP freaks out because, quite frankly, they have zero idea what to do with Trump, and have been freaking out since day one.

The black community, though?  They seem to be hearing his words.  It's been a long, long time since any politician of any substance has listened to their woes.  Quannel X proves that many are at least willing to listen to what he has to say.   Does that mean that blacks will turn out in large numbers to vote for Trump this election cycle?  Probably not.  The black community has been conditioned for so long to vote Democrat despite things having gotten worse.  The black family is almost a thing of the past.  Black unemployment is higher than any other group in the country.  Black on black inner city violence is so bad that it's become an epidemic.  Like a battered woman, though, the black community keeps Democrats in power because they're convinced that they really, truly love them.  This time will be better.  This time things will change.

Decades of abuse is not going to be healed overnight.  It's going to take years of real, actual outreach by Republicans and conservatives across the country for that to happen.  The black community has been told for years that the Right has nothing but contempt for them.  We need to prove that the exact opposite is true.

Donald Trump has taken the first real steps toward making that change.  The GOP would do well to work with him to build upon those steps.

#BreakingNews Gene Wilder Dead at 83

Trigger Warning:
Feels incoming...
Sad news to report today, folks.  Famed comedy actor Gene Wilder, star of movies such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein has died at age 83:
Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.


He continued to enjoy art, music, and kissing with his leading lady of the last twenty-five years, Karen. He danced down a church aisle at a wedding as parent of the groom and ring bearer, held countless afternoon movie western marathons and delighted in the the company of beloved ones.”
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Gene Wilder was one of the last legendary comedic actors.  Talent like his isn't likely to be seen again for quite some time.  He will be missed.
Rest in peace, Dr. Frankenstein...
 

Huma Abedin Splits From Anthony Weiner

Trigger Warning:
That's right, ladies, Carlos Danger's back on the market...
Disgraced congressman and all around creepy douchebag Anthony Weiner was caught in yet another sexting scandal over the weekend.  For a few days the world was left wondering just how much humiliation can his wife-Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin-endure.

Apparently Huma operates under the "three strikes and you're out" model of marriage.  It looks like she's finally ready to call it quits:
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday she is separating from husband and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, after a new report that he had sent explicit photos to a woman multiple times over the last 19 months.

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin said in a statement. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy"

A New York Post report published late Sunday claimed Weiner sent pictures to the unidentified woman, and described his sexual fantasies and masturbation in messages to her, calling her "literally a fantasy chick."

One of the photos Weiner sent the woman showed his underwear-clad crotch as his son Jordan slept next to him in bed. 
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You have to be a world-class perv to send a dick pic while your toddler sleeps next to you.  Couldn't have happened to a nicer asshole if you ask me.

Exit question.  Does Anthony Weiner remind anyone else of the bad guy in Billy Madison?
Exhibit A
 
Exhibit B...and this guy never sent any creepy dick pics...


Jihadist Fails to Blow Up Catholic Mass, Slashes Priest

Trigger Warning:
Religion of Peace strikes again...
Another day, another Jihadist terror attack.  This time in Indonesia.

A priest, a Muslim, a stabbing — doesn’t matter where, when, it’s the same.

Priest STABBED after allowing Muslim migrant into his home

Priest killed, his throat slit, in Tunisia

Fourth Muslim Charged in Beheading of French Priest in Church During Morning Mass

Terror in Indonesia: Axe-wielding ISIS jihadi, 18, stabs Catholic priest, 60, before trying to blow up hundreds of worshippers during Sunday Mass

JIhadi, 18, tried to set off homemade backpack bomb in the church on Indonesian island of Sumatra today

Priest Albert Pandiangan was slashed on arm and taken to hospital when fanatic, 18, attacked him with axe

Congregation then detained suspect, who was covered in blood when police later took him into custody

Officers found his ID card and a hand-drawn ISIS flag in his belongings and are trying to establish motive
Luckily the bomb was a dud, or else this attack would have been a lot worse than it actually was.  Kudos to the congregation for being brave enough to subdue and detain the terrorist, and to the priest trying to protect his flock.

Exit question: invariably after these attacks we find ISIS memorabilia.  Why in the hell is it so damn hard for the authorities to establish motive?

Of course you already know the answer to that one...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Facebook's Ministry of Truth Strikes Again

Trigger Warning:
Big Brother Zuckerberg is watching...
Facebook continues to show the American people, and the world, that they have zero interest in free speech.  Matt Orfalea made a video showing that PBS cut Green Party candidate Jill Stein's criticism of Hillary Clinton and the Trans-Pacific Partnership from an interview.  Matt posted the video on Facebook, at which point Facebook staff decided to leave the video alone and let people make their own judgement based on its content.

Hah!  Just kidding, folks.  They removed the video and essentially banned Matt's account:
Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare.

Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”

“My video of PBS censoring Jill Stein has been CENSORED by Facebook!” Orfalea wrote in a Facebook post. “It got over 100k views and over 5k shares in less than 24 hrs…And all of a sudden it has disappeared. I have still received no notification from FB about this.”
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Someone really needs to tell Mark Zuckerberg that 1984 was NOT written as an instruction manual.
This witty graphic has been censored by Facebook's Ministry of Truth.  Thank you for your cooperation.
 

Donald Trump Speaks at 2nd Annual Roast & Ride in Iowa

Trigger Warning:
I'll have the BBQ ribs with a side of #MAGA, please...
Donald Trump spoke yesterday at the 2nd annual Roast and Ride event hosted by Joni Earnst in Des Moines, Iowa.  Here's his full speech:

#Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Accused of Anti-Semitism

Trigger Warning:
$5 says he's compared to Goebbels by the end of the day...
Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, finds himself in a bit of hot water today.  According to an ex-wife he's kind of an anti-Semitic asshole:
The ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive Steve Bannon claims Bannon made anti-Semitic comments while the couple fought over which private school to send their daughters to nearly a decade ago.

The allegations — which came to light amid scrutiny over the appointment of Breitbart News head Bannon to Trump campaign CEO —were made in a sworn declaration by the ex-wife in a 2007 court filing.

The court declaration was filed in the midst of a contentious divorce battle between them that lasted 10 years. The divorce was initiated in 1997, but disagreements over schooling choices for the couple's twin girls brought them back to court a decade later.

One of many documents related to the divorce case, the declaration sought tuition assistance and other child support for the couple's daughters.
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The same ex-wife also made some domestic violence allegations against Bannon back in 1996.  The police never investigated the incident, however.

Personally I would take the story with a grain of salt.  Divorces are often VERY contentious, and hard feelings can linger on years later.  The media will, of course, attempt to make political hay out of this regardless of any sort of reality.  After all, how can they pass up painting the new leader of Trump's campaign as a violent anti-Semite?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Donald Trump in Manchester, NH 8/25

Trigger Warning:
It's #MAGA time, bitches!
Here's Donald Trump's full, uncut speech from his rally in Manchester, NH on Thursday.  Enjoy!

State Dept. Won't Release Hillary Clinton Docs Until After Election

Trigger Warning:
It's good to be the queen...
Seven months ago the State Department was ordered by a federal judge to release Hillary Clinton's detailed schedules from her time as Secretary of State.  The State Department, as a bastion of integrity and government efficiency fully intends to comply and release these schedules...almost two months AFTER the election, of course.

Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day.
 
The department has so far released about half of the schedules. Its lawyers said in a phone conference with the AP's lawyers that the department now expects to release the last of the detailed schedules around Dec. 30, weeks before the next president is inaugurated.

The AP's lawyers late Friday formally asked the State Department to hasten that effort so that the department could provide all Clinton's minute-by-minute schedules by Oct. 15. The agency did not immediately respond.

The schedules drew new attention this week after the AP analyzed the ones released so far. The news agency found that more than half the people outside the government who met or spoke by telephone with Clinton while she was secretary of state had given money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. The AP's analysis focused on people with private interests and excluded her meetings or calls with U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives.
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I'm sure there's absolutely nothing incriminating or damning in these schedules at all.  Just meetings with yoga teachers and discussions of grand kids.   Nothing to see here, folks.

A.F. Branco - The #ClintonFoundation

A.F. Branco takes on the Clinton Foundation in today's Branco Cartoon:
Original Post: Show HER The Money
The media needs to follow the money from the Clinton Foundation if they want to keep any shred of credibility.  Hell you even have prominent members of the Left telling Hillary Clinton to shut it down.  There's definitely the appearance of impropriety with the Clinton Foundation, especially when you consider that a huge number of foundation donors met with Secretary of State Clinton AFTER donating big bucks to the Clinton Foundation.

Will the American people ever find out what's REALLY going on with the Clinton Foundation?

I wouldn't bet on it.

Friday, August 26, 2016

One YUGE Trump Post: Donald Trump's 8/24 Rallies

Trigger Warning:
It's friggin YUGE!
Donald Trump has been very, very busy lately.  He's recently run his first television ad in several swing states.  More importantly, though, Donald Trump has been holding rally after rally after rally day after day-sometimes in multiple states on the same day.  To be honest it's really tough keeping up with The Donald, especially when his rallies last for 2+ hours sometimes.
Why couldn't he have Crooked Hillary's schedule?
I know how hard it is to keep up with The Donald, folks.  Believe me.  That's why I'm going to start collecting and posting his rally speeches.  I'll probably be a day or two later than Donald Trump, so you won't get to see the speeches live here (although never say never).  What I will do is post the pertinent bits of a rally, namely Trump's speeches, for you to peruse at your leisure.  

First up is Donald Trump's 8-24 rally that he did in Tampa, FL:
But wait!  Donald Trump ALSO did a rally in Jackson, Mississippi that day as well.  In fact, he invited Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit movement, to speak at this rally with him.  Here's Trump's speech from that rally as well:
"But Radius, I thought you said Nigel Farage spoke at that rally too?  What about his speech?"

Don't you worry your pretty little head.  I've got a separate post set up for that.

In summation: I'll be posting Donald Trump's rally speeches the day after his actual rallies.  Stay tuned folks, because he did yet ANOTHER rally in Manchester, NH on 8-25.  I'm sure it was just as YUGE as these were.
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Nigel Farage Speaks at Donald Trump Rally

Trigger Warning:
They call me MISTER Brexit!
Donald Trump had himself a tiny little shindig in Jackson, Mississippi the other day.
Pictured: Small Shindig
Any Donald Trump rally is big news, especially among those of us on the right eager to see the establishment and the Democrats smashed and crying in the gutter.
Democrat tears sustain us...
The notable thing about Jackson, MS, however was who Donald Trump invited onto the stage to speak with him.  Nigel Farage, one of the main leaders of the Brexit movement in Britain, gave a short speech to the crowd of thousands.  Farage's message was simple: the UK took their shot at independence and won, despite all odds.  Now it's America's turn to declare its independence from the tyranny of the globalists, the establishment, and the Democrat party.

Here is Nigel Farage's full speech.  Watch the whole thing, and then get out there and move your arse.  We've got a country to save!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

StateofDaniel Asks What's Wrong With Hillary's Health?

Trigger Warning:
Spoiler alert: A lot.
I stumbled across the YouTube channel StateofDaniel after they followed me on Twitter.  I checked them out, and wouldn't you know it, the very first video was a pretty thorough accounting of Hillary Clinton's health problems over the years.  It's a fairly short video at just over 8 minutes, but like I said it's very thorough.  Definitely worth taking the time to watch it:

You can check out the StateofDaniel YouTube channel here.  Subscribe if you like what you see.  I did, and I plan on going back through some of the older videos as well.

#BreakingNews US Navy Ship Fires on Iranian Ship

This is smart power in Obama's America,  folks.  Our friends no longer trust us,  and our enemies no longer fear us.

Story via Fox News:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/25/us-navy-ship-fired-warning-shots-at-iranian-ship-in-2nd-mideast-close-call-this-week.html

A.F. Branco #HillarysHealth

It's been a while since I've ran a Branco cartoon, so here's one now:
Original Post: Branco Cartoon - Can't Get Up
Mr. Branco had better watch himself.  I hear bad things happen to people who go poking fun at/investigating the Clintons...
We all know what happened when Scooby & the gang followed the clues to Bill & Hillary...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#LochteGate Takes Another Turn: May Have Been Robbery After All

Trigger Warning:
Was he telling the truth after all?
The sad, sordid tale of #LochteGate just keeps getting stranger and stranger.  It all started when Ryan Lochte spun a tale of he and his swimming buddies being robbed at a gas station.  Then video surveillance footage surfaced showing-surprise!-there was no robbery and Lochte and his pals were being stereotypical jackass Americans.  Brazil was supremely insulted, and America was embarrassed.  Lochte ended up losing literally all of his sponsorship deals as a result of #LochteGate.
Behold!  Ryan Lochte's Six-Pack of Shame!
Yesterday, however, witnesses began coming forward saying "you know what, Ryan Lochte and his friends actually WERE robbed."  USA Today Sports investigated the incident and released their report yesterday.  Their conclusion?  Yeah...it looks a LOT like Lochte and company actually WERE robbed at a gas station by security guards (emphasis added):
"What happened really – it's not even the issue of knocking down and breaking the sign," Deluz said. "It was the attitude of the guys of messing up the place and then wanting to leave without a satisfactory resolution." He said if the men had even said they had no money to pay for the damages but had apologized, he thinks all parties involved would have been understanding.

That does not match the account of Bentz, who said the swimmers were held at gunpoint until they paid.

“I gave them what I had in my wallet, which was a $20 bill, and Jimmy gave them 100 reais, which is about $50 in total. They lowered the guns, and I used hand gestures to ask if it was OK to leave, and they said yes,” he said in his statement.

In the NBC interview that aired Saturday, Lochte said, “It’s how you want to make it look like. Whether you call it a robbery, whether you call it extortion or us just paying for the damages. Like, we don’t know. All we know is there was a gun pointed in our direction and we were demanded to give money.’’

Some local observers following the drama have begun to question the police's quick characterization of the story as a false police report lodged by the swimmers to cover up acts of vandalism or possibly calm a female romantic interest who would be angry about their night of partying.

João Batista Damasceno, a Rio judge, does not discard the possibility that the guards' actions could be rightly interpreted as a robbery.
 It's worth noting that one of the swimmers, Jimmy Feigan, was forced to "donate" $11,000 to a "charity" before he was allowed to leave Brazil.  I don't know about you, but that smacks of a shakedown to me.  It sounds like the kind of resolution you'd get after a conversation that starts with "we won't throw you in a third-world prison if you give us some money."

Of course none of this is going to alter the public's opinion of Ryan Lochte one bit.  Nor will it bring back his sponsors.  The media had their narrative within 24 hours of the whole #LochteGate incident.  That narrative was "privileged American swimmer predictably acts like an asshole and embarrasses a nation."  Steps were taken to ensure that this narrative stuck in the public's mind.  Hence, Ryan Lochte is now officially damaged goods.  Even if the Brazilian government comes out and says "you know what?  We were wrong, Lochte was robbed, we're sorry."  The sponsors will not come back.  The public's opinion will not change.  Ryan Lochte's career has been destroyed based on what the media determined was a lie.
Kind of like this...
I asked this question a few days ago, but I'll ask it again because it bears repeating.  One American tells a lie-that's later proven correct-and his career is essentially over.  Another American tells multiple, verifiable lies throughout her entire life and she gets to run for president.
If it does, you're part of the problem.



#BREAKING American University in Kabul Under Attack, Gunfight Underway

Trigger Warning:
Explosions and gunfire can be heard at the University...

Details are sparse at the moment, but it appears the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, is currently under attack.  Reportedly teachers and possibly hundreds of students are sheltering within the school.  Via Fox News:
DEVELOPING: Explosions and gunfire rang out at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday in what a police commander described as "a complex attack."
Reporters in the area said students and teachers were sheltering in place as police and special forces surrounded the campus. The numbers of people dead or injured were unclear, but ambulances reportedly raced victims to a nearby hospital.
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No word yet on who exactly is behind the attack.  I'll post updates here as best I can.

UPDATE: Getting word from some folks that the attack may be over.  I've heard CBS say there may be 2 dead and 5 wounded.  Nothing's confirmed at this point though.

ABC has an article with a little bit more detail.  Apparently the attackers were able to enter Noor Hospital which is adjacent to the university. 

#ClintonFoundation Exec Called Top Hillary Aide 148 Times

Trigger Warning:
That's a hell of a lot of 3:00 am phone calls...
I'm no expert, but 148 phone calls seems more than a tad excessive.  Especially when the Clinton camp is alleging there was no funny business at the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was SoS.

A senior executive at the Clinton Foundation left almost 150 telephone messages for Hillary Clinton’s top aide at the State Department within a two-year time frame, according to previously unpublished documents obtained by Fox News. 
A review of State Department call logs for Cheryl Mills, the longtime Clinton confidant who served as chief of staff for the entirety of Clinton’s four-year tenure as America’s top diplomat, reflects at least 148 messages from Laura Graham – then the Clinton Foundation’s chief operating officer – between 2010 and 2012. No other individual or non-profit appears in the logs with anything like that frequency or volume, the review found.

One of the messages Graham left for Mills, in August 2011, referenced “our boss” – without further identifying that individual. Another, from January 2012, appeared to reference former President Clinton, using his initials: “Please call. WJC is looking for her [Graham] and she wants to talk to you before she talks to him.”
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I think it would be interesting as hell to see the transcripts of some of those voice mails...

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