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Despicable: Transgender Human Rights Campaign Spox Says Andy Ngo “Intentionally Provoked” His Attack

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Independent journalist Andy Ngo is assaulted at a Portland, OR Antifa demonstration – 6/29/19. Screen grab via The Oregonian.

As Red State‘s Bonchie wrote over the weekend, Quillette editor and independent journalist Andy Ngo was viciously attacked by a mob of Antifa thugs during a Saturday demonstration in Portland, Oregon.

Ngo was so badly beaten that he had to go to the hospital, but according to his attorneys he is on the mend and has been cleared to leave the hospital.

Left-wing journalists and other militant liberals have weighed in with their hot takes, predictably blaming Ngo for the brutal attacks.

But one particularly vile response stood out to me from the rest, and it came from Charlotte Clymer, a transgender “woman” and activist who is also the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign.

Clymer, who recently laid the ground rules for what “she” says should be considered allowable speech, slithered on to Twitter to tell her followers that Ngo was asking for it:

I tweeted back to Clymer twice, calling out the hypocritical nature of a person who frequently talks about how we must respect differences of opinion blaming Ngo, who is gay, for his assault:

“Imagine working for an organization that supposedly works to protect human rights and then tweeting something like that,” wondered Sam at Twitchy, who documented some of the other responses to Clymer’s vicious attack.

Not only that, but imagine that this same organization decides that person should still continue to be their spokesperson even after saying that a human being asked to be attacked merely for exercising his First Amendment rights. HRC has not only not responded to reports about the bloody assault on Ngo, but also hasn’t uttered a word about Clymer’s vile take on the issue.

Their Twitter bio reads “HRC is the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. We envision a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality at home, at work & in every community.”

What an absolute joke. Frauds.

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“Wasting Your Time”: Sarah Sanders Blasts AOC for Her Catty Swipe at Ivanka Trump

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turns to leave at the conclusion of the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

As Red State‘s Alex Parker wrote Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a sideswipe at Ivanka Trump Saturday after BBC journalist Parham Ghobadi posted a video clip of her attempt at getting involved in a discussion among world leaders during the G-20 summit over the weekend.

To recap, here’s the clip:

Instead of using the clip as an opportunity to boost another woman, as she would have had it been a Democratic female trying to make her mark at a world summit, Ocasio-Cortez – who is notorious for accusing her critics of disliking her not just because she’s a woman but also because she’s a “woman of color” – used her massive platform on Twitter to tear down Trump instead:

Her cult-like followers took Ocasio-Cortez’s lead, and started tweeting out memes of Trump with the hashtag “#UnwantedIvanka.”

Twitchy documented later on about how, after AOC took a considerable amount of heat over her catty remarks, the freshman Congresswoman went on a wild rant about “leadership” that nobody outside of her deluded fan base was buying.

Later, former White House Press Secretary Sanders got wind of AOC’s comments about Trump and took to the Twitter machine weigh in on the matter:

“AOC is wasting your time on Twitter.” Truer words were never spoken.

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Video Flashback: Journalists, Liberals Defend Antifa’s Thuggish Tactics Again and Again

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CREDIT: Brandon Morse, copyright RedState.com.

As Red State‘s Bonchie wrote Saturday, Quillette editor and independent journalist Andy Ngo was viciously attacked by a mob of Antifa thugs during a Saturday demonstration in Portland, Oregon.

A brief recap via Fox News:

At least three people were arrested and several others were reported injured, as members of Antifa and other leftist groups clashed with members of the Proud Boys and other conservatives around downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday, police said.

One of those injured was Andy Ngo, a conservative writer who appeared to have been attacked by Antifa members, the Oregonian reported. Ngo later posted a photo of himself from a hospital, with bruises, cuts and scratches on his face.

Some of the demonstrators turned violent, throwing milkshakes said to be mixed with quick-drying cement, raw eggs and pepper spray. The gatherings were deemed “civil disturbance and unlawful assembly” by the Portland Police Bureau and the perpetrators were believed to include members of both sides.

Ngo, who is well-known for documenting Antifa violence and questioning mainstream media standards, was unfortunately badly injured in the attacks, which Twitchy documented here.

Fortunately, per Ngo’s attorneys, he has been cleared to leave the hospital and will share his full story soon:

In the midst of all the back and forth over the weekend about what happened to Ngo and others on the ground who were at the demonstration to capture Antifa’s violence on video, several Twitter users started posting flashbacks to when broadcast journalists and their liberal guests defended Antifa’s thuggish tactics. In some cases, Antifa was compared to WWII heroes who stormed the Normandy beaches.

In response, Tom Elliott posted a video montage of mainstream media reporters and liberal commentators rushing to stand up for Antifa:

Nick Fondacaro from Newsbusters also posted a lengthy Twitter thread recapping the numerous instances of journalists and their liberal guests defending Antifa’s militant tactics. Here are just a few of his many tweets on the issue:

Read the full thread unrolled here.

Keep all of this in mind the next time mainstream media types and Democrats try to lecture you about how we must restore civility in the public discourse.

Related: Leftist Journalists React To The Andy Ngo Assault By Antifa With All The Flippancy You’d Expect

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Holocaust Survivor Nominates AOC for “Nobel Prize in Stupidity” Over Concentration Camp Remarks

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Although it has been two weeks since Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s absurd comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps during an Instagram Live video, some Holocaust survivors and experts are still not done with the freshman Congresswoman.

The New York Post reported on Saturday about comments made by 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg in response to AOC’s refusal to apologize for her remarks:

“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg told The Post. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”

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Mosberg, who lost his entire family during the Holocaust and himself survived both the Plaszów and Mauthausen camps, said: “Her statement is evil. It hurts a lot of people. At the concentration camp, we were not free. We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people — there’s no way you can compare.”

Mosberg was also offended by AOC declining to accept the invitation from his “From the Depths” Holocaust education group to visit Auschwitz:

“She should be taught a lesson,” he said. “If you’re not there, you will never know what happened. She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity.”

‘Nuff said.

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The RedState Box Office Report — Nobody is Playing Around with New Releases

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They bring the images, I bring the numbers!

As the summer grinds on the studios are still perplexed. After a string of underperforming anticipated blockbusters this weekend there was a bit of an ebb in the release schedule. After last week’s big release, and the newest “Spider-Man” coming out on Tuesday studios were wise to just get out of the way. Only a couple of genre releases debuted as no outlet wanted to risk a big-money title getting pummeled by established properties.

The monied experts are still trying to even rationalize last week’s supposed underperformance of a surefire hit. The rubbing of temples, the wringing of hands, and the updating of resumes if sure to be happening across Dream Land this summer.

1. TOY STORY 4 – $57.9 Million
Showing a respectable hold as it drops -52% in Week-2. There are still all kinds of mixed emotions over this performance. After coming in well below forecasts the reality was it came in with the best debut in the franchise, and the total so far is slightly over the second week of “TS3”. Some of the negative metrics are comparing it to last summer’s “Incredibles 2”, and noting this number is boosted with the second-largest release window in history. All told there really is little to be upset about, especially considering no other studio seems capable of breaching the $100 million plateau on a given weekend, and this second week performance has been on par with others’ debuts.

2. ANNABELLE 3 – $19.5m
This was a midweek release and has now drawn $30 million to date, but there is still softness when regarded against all the other films in the franchise. While a healthy property it is also possible that New Line/Warner Brothers may have diluted things with too many releases in a short period. While “The Conjuring” films have been fertile they are coming in quickly, with now two spinoff series, and many regarding the recent “The Curse of La Llorona” as included in the mix. Overall a respectable, if not impressive performance.

3. YESTERDAY – $16.4m
A close to impressive performance for this smaller romantic comedy surrounding the music of The Beatles. On a per screen average it bested “Annabelle” (save for the 5-day total) which was done with far less promotional support. Clearly an adult audience with 66% being over-25, which should give this title a bit of staying power. The CinemaScore of “A-” will also help it linger for a spell.

4. ALADDIN – $9.2m
The only film with real staying power this summer (“Endgame” being a quasi-summer release) is only dropping a few hundred screens per week, and still showing strong holds. It only drops -30% here, while losing 600 screens. To date it has crossed over $300 million domestically.

5. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – $6.6M
Showing a little bit of resilience, but also helped by the fact that the rest of the field has been showing weakness. It has been out a month but has made just $130 million, compared to the original — that film took just 5 days to reach that same total.

6. MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL – $6.3M
Truly living up to its name. Not only does it star a Brit, an Aussie, and an Irishman, it is also performing better in international markets. After 3 weeks it has not earned over $65 million here, but has doubled its total overseas.

7. AVENGERS: ENDGAME – $5.9m
In what must be seen as a bid to reach the worldwide box office record Disney/Marvel rereleases this smash into 1,000 theaters. In this bid it may end up totaling over $850 million stateside, but the global mark held by “Avatar” is still about $35 million away. It remains in the balance if it has the juice to reach that lofty mark.

8. CHILD’S PLAY – $4.2m
It’s safe to say not many were willing to take this one down off the shelf, as this total shows the returns falling off the table. After a softer than expected debut this plunges -70%, which is steep even for horror titles which are famously first-week players. It will need to be a big performer in the home market if this is expected to become a rejuvenated franchise.

9. ROCKETMAN – $3.4m
Hanging on as expected, by shedding fewer screens than expected. The title iss still showing on 2,000 screens after one month, a decent sign of strength.

10. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3-Parabellum – $2.9m
As noted on my movie podcast this week, this film has a little too much punctuation in the title for a character known for saying very few words.

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Jimmy Carter Says Trump ‘Didn’t Actually Win the Election’

Earlier today, former President Jimmy Carter called President Donald Trump an “illegitimate” president who “didn’t actually win the election in 2016.”

Carter made the comments at a Carter Center conference in Virginia. USA Today’s Susan Page was the first to report about it, posting several tweets detailing remarks made at the conference. Carter’s Vice President, Walter Mondale, also spoke at the conference and accused Trump of showing “symptoms of psychological problems.”

A transcript of Carter’s comments, via Mediate:

“I think the interference, though not yet quantified, should be fully investigated and would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election,” Carter said.

“He was put into office because the Russians interfered,” he said. Carter was then asked if that meant he believed Trump was illegitimate.

“Based on what I said, which I can’t retract,” Carter responded, prompting laughter from the audience.

Video of the conference is also posted at C-SPAN.

Americans have differing opinions about the scope and impact of Russian interference in the 2016 election, largely based on their partisan allegiances, but one thing that we do not have is evidence of Russians (or any other country, entity, or individual) hacking actual ballots or vote totals. 

People cast ballots across the country in the 2016 presidential election, and more people in enough states voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton to give him more electoral votes. He “actually” did win the election. Therefore, Donald Trump is a “legitimate” president. This is not complicated.

There are plenty of reasons to be critical of Trump and prefer another candidate for president in 2020. Carter has the same free speech rights as the rest of us to voice such opinions and encourage Americans to vote against Trump next year. But peddling in these kinds of delusional conspiracy theories risks becoming a sad footnote on Carter’s final years of life.

The 94-year-old former peanut farmer had some notorious struggles and policy failures during his one term in the White House, but avoided personal scandals and is widely respected for his Christian faith and volunteer service, perhaps most notably for Habitat for Humanity.

Stick with building houses, Mr. President. Tin foil hats aren’t a good look for you.

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Pants on Fire: Babylon Bee Cleverly Fact Checks Kamala Harris’s Democratic Debate “Food Fight” Claim

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the Democratic presidential debate – 6/27/19. Screen grab via NBC News.

Leave it to the Babylon Bee to be the voice of reason after two nights of tumultuous Democratic presidential debates.

During the early part of Thursday night’s debate in Miami, FL, several of the candidates started talking over each other – and the moderators couldn’t get control of the situation. That’s when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) stepped in:

It was Sen. Kamala Harris’ turn to speak as the rhetoric was flying Thursday night at the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

As her fellow candidates shouted around her, the former California state attorney general smiled and raised her hands.

“Hey, guys, you know what? America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table,” Harris said to raucous cheers and applause.

Her parting of the debate waters in Miami came after an exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Eric Swalwell of California on old vs. new leadership within the Democratic Party — and other candidates had wanted in.

Watch video of the segment below:

In the aftermath of the debate, numerous fact checks were done by mainstream media news outlets about the candidates and their claims on various issues including border security, abortion, and the Green New Deal.

The Babylon Bee, however, zeroed in on probably the most disputed claim of the night: Was Harris telling the truth when she said Americans didn’t want to see a food fight break out?

As it turns out, she was wrong:

When polled, over 90% of Americans responded to the survey, “FOOD FIGHT! FOOD FIGHT! FOOD FIGHT!”

Many said that seeing the massive food battle royale between the many candidates would bring them much more joy than Kamala Harris putting food on their table.

In fact, it is also false that Americans want Kamala Harris putting food on their table at all.

Again, a vast majority of those surveyed responded that they were happy to put their own food on their own table, thank you very much, despite the detailed report from the Harris campaign that outlines a delicious “gruel cube” delivered weekly to every home [for] American families to gnaw on for seven days, providing all the needed nutrients, vitamins, and energy with much less waste.

I think in Politifact terms, Harris’s claim would come pretty close to being classified as a “pants on fire” lie.

Because of course most Americans wanted to see a food fight last night. Amirite?

In all seriousness, props to the Bee for catching something a lot of us didn’t: That Harris said “They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table” as if it’s the government’s responsibility to provide for all Americans.

Related–>> Boom: The Babylon Bee Hits It Out Of The Park With Their Latest Hot Takes On The Transgender Issue

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Meme of the Week: Cory Booker ‘Gives’ AOC the Side-Eye During Her Visit to the Southern Border

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Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) look on as Beto O’Rourke speaks Spanish at the Democratic presidential debate – 6/26/19. Screen grab via NBC News.

What do you get when you combine a photo of Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) now-infamous side-eye look with an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visiting our southern border? A much needed laugh at the end of a brutally frustrating week.

As Red State‘s Elizabeth Vaughn wrote Thursday, one of the more humorous moments of the first Democratic debate Wednesday night was Booker giving Beto O’Rourke the side-eye as the former El Paso Congressman tried to answer a question in Spanish.

A brief recap, via The Hill:

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) explained the side-eye look he gave when his fellow White House hopeful, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), started speaking Spanish during the first night of Democratic presidential debates.

“I just knew he had laid a gauntlet down,” Booker told CNN’s Anderson Cooper with a chuckle. “And I was talking a little bit with [Julián] Castro. Both he and I knew, as people who can speak Spanish, that now we were gonna bring it as well.”

He added that he too “pulled out” a bit of Spanish during the two-hour debate Wednesday evening, realizing that “there’s a lot of bilingual people, some even trilingual, in this race.”

Watch the video clip below, which is hilariously set to zoom in twice on Booker’s face to give you the full effect of how he stared at O’Rourke:

(I laughed for a solid five minutes after watching this the first time!)

Earlier this week, Bonchie wrote about photos taken of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a trip she took to the southern border before she was elected to serve in Congress. They showed what looked like an emotional AOC reacting to seeing something horrible just across the fences:

As Jennifer Van Laar noted later, however, the images appeared to have been staged, because a more broad image of the landscape in front of Ocasio-Cortez displayed nothing but border patrol personnel:

After Booker’s look and the images of AOC went viral, video producer and Twitter superstar Caleb Hull came up with this humorous meme of Booker giving her the side eye during her 2018 trip:

For those who haven’t seen it, I thought it was worth sharing. Because we desperately needed to end this week on a humorous note. Westlake Legal Group 1f642 Meme of the Week: Cory Booker ‘Gives’ AOC the Side-Eye During Her Visit to the Southern Border Social Media Politics North Carolina New York New Jersey Media It Is Okay To Laugh Humor Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture Cory Booker Congress Campaigns AOC Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2020 Elections 2020

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After Paul Krugman Compares Republicans to Neo-Nazis, He Beclowns Himself Complaining About Socialist Labels

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As I’ve written before, I’m not really sure what’s worse: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman attempting to differentiate between “brands of anti-Semitism”, his poor track record when it comes to predicting the economy, or him ignorantly griping about the worthiness of Medal of Freedom recipients.

This week I think he’s managed to outdo himself on all of those fronts.

On Wednesday, the paper’s graphic editor Sahil Chinoy penned a column in which he asserted that the Republican party is much more further right than the Democratic party is left:

The Republican Party leans much farther right than most traditional conservative parties in Western Europe and Canada, according to an analysis of their election manifestos. It is more extreme than Britain’s Independence Party and France’s National Rally (formerly the National Front), which some consider far-right populist parties. The Democratic Party, in contrast, is positioned closer to mainstream liberal parties.

These findings are based on data from the Manifesto Project, which reviews and categorizes each line in party manifestos, the documents that lay out a group’s goals and policy ideas. We used the topics that the platforms emphasize, like market regulation and multiculturalism, to put them on a common scale.

A lot of highly questionable claims and comparisons were made in the piece, especially when you consider being on “the right” in some countries means vastly different things than what it means here. But Krugman nevertheless eagerly jumped on board to praise the article and the accompanying graphic (h/t: Twitchy):

A few hours later, the Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist expanded on his thoughts. He insinuated the mainstream media – who are unquestionably left-wing and in some cases borderline socialist – has somehow been unfair to Democrats by allowing Republicans to call them socialists without being questioned on it.

The “fascist” label for Republicans, per Krugman, is much closer to the truth:

So he can falsely compare Republicans to neo-Nazis without blinking an eye – and without question, but Republicans who correctly point out how the left is openly embracing socialism should be called out by the mainstream media?

Democrats have a presidential candidate who is unashamed to call himself a socialist. In fact, the last time Sen. Bernie Sanders ran for president, he and his socialist platform gave the eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money.

And if that’s not proof enough of the left’s lurch towards socialism, how about we let admitted socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) back me up on this? The freshman Congresswoman embraces the label, but hates how – in her mind – Republicans have unfairly used the word to scare people:

I rest my case.

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Bill de Blasio Learns Quoting Che Guevara in Miami is Even Less Popular than Killing Groundhogs

New York City’s groundhog-killing mayor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio was already unlikely to win his party’s nomination, but his trip to Florida this week was an especially epic disaster. Struggling to get attention in an insanely crowded primary, de Blasio made headlines for all the wrong reasons, as he followed an awkward debate performance with the use of a quote infamously associated with Che Guevara, drawing sharp rebukes from Florida politicians on both sides of the aisle.

The incident happened when de Blasio went to a protest of striking workers at the Miami International Airport. De Blasio gave remarks in support of the workers and ended his speech with “Hasta la victoria siempre!” which roughly translates to “Ever on to victory!”

The phrase was strongly associated with Che Guevara, the sociopathic Argentinian revolutionary who personally murdered countless Cuban civilians — including children — in his efforts to help dictator Fidel Castro rise to power, and became a mantra for Guevara and the Castro regime. In 2016, Raul Castro included it in his televised speech to announce that the elder Castro had died.

As the Miami Herald noted, Guevara is “one of the most hated historical figures in Miami,” with many Cuban exiles and their children and grandchildren living in the area.

Republicans and Democrats sharply condemned de Blasio’s Guevara quote as ignorant and offensive.

State Senators Jose Javier Rodriguez and Annette Taddeo, both Miami-area Democrats, slammed de Blasio for quoting a “murderous guerrilla,” calling his comments unacceptable and demanding he apologize, words echoed by the Miami-Dade Democratic Party.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who was born in Miami to Cuban exile parents, denounced de Blasio’s use of the Guevara quote, and posted several tweets pointing out Guevara’s murderous history.

After a few hours of the bipartisan onslaught, De Blasio offered up a bizarre apology — claiming that he did not know it was a Guevara quote and he “did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way.”

As the Herald noted in their coverage, de Blasio is not unfamiliar with Cuba or the history of the communist revolution there, having honeymooned in Cuba (against U.S. law at the time) and actually getting busted for the exact same faux pas during his mayor’s race in 2013, using the same quote and being called out by the local press for quoting the murderous Guevara.

Rubio was among those skeptical of de Blasio’s excuse, noting the mayor’s long history studying Latin American political issues and direct experiences with the communist Sandinista movement in Nicaragua and with Castro-controlled Cuba.

“But he had NO IDEA he was quoting Che Guevara today,” added Rubio sarcastically. “It was all just an incredible coincidence.”

Few oddsmakers expect de Blasio to win the Democratic presidential nomination, or even be picked as the winner’s vice presidential running mate, but his gaffe presents broader problems for Florida Democrats who must secure a majority of the state’s Hispanic vote in order to win in 2020.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo did what she could to distance her party from de Blasio, noting that he “does not speak for Floridians or the Florida Democratic Party,” but the story had already generated a swarm of headlines and social media posts.

Meanwhile, Florida Republicans have been working to associate Democratic candidates with socialism, such as this banner hung up near the debate location. “Miami: No socialismo, no comunismo, somos capitalista” (“Miami: No socialism, no communism, we are capitalists.”)

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