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“Veggie Tales” Creator Says Christian Filmmakers Will Inevitably be Forced to Confront the LGBT Issue

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If you look around at children’s programming, you can see LGBT issues cropping up in them more and more.

Disney was one of the first high-profile companies to introduce a gay character into its children’s shows with Andi Mack on the Disney Channel back in 2017.

Very recently, the children’s show Arthur made an episode which put a gay wedding into the plot. None of the children in the show asked questions or anything, it was just automatically accepted by the characters as being absolutely normal.

With major brands injecting LGBT characters and messaging into their shows, “Veggie Tales” co-creator Phil Vischer says it’s only a matter of time before Christian children’s television will have to tackle the issue.

“Parents are definitely going to have to deal with a growing LGBT presence in children’s media,” Vischer told The Christian Post. “It’s going to show up more and more as the world has decided that LGBT issues are in the same categories as race and civil rights issues. So to say you shouldn’t have a same-sex couple on ‘Sesame Street’ is the equivalent of saying you shouldn’t have a black couple on ‘Sesame Street.’”

Vischer particularly noted the Arthur episode with the gay wedding and the child character’s non-reaction to it.

“It’s such a strong message of, well kids, of course you’re fine with gay marriage, because there’s nothing to question about it,” Vischer said. “That’s a little more concerning.”

Vischer told The Christian Post that his show, currently owned by NBC Universal, will likely be pressured to talk about it and that it could be very easy to do it poorly as a Christian program, namely due to the fact that there’s a disagreement in the church about how to handle it. He also said that he will likely be pressured to display it in a positive light, but says that when that day comes that he will refuse:

“I think it will have to be addressed at some point; I do think it’s a matter of time,” he said. “But right now, I think it would be difficult for a couple of reasons. First: the nuance of how to treat LGBT issues isn’t agreed upon within the Church; and secondly, some parents may want to have that talk with their kids. It’s tricky because it’s so divisive. It would be hard to do it in a way that works and matches everyone’s expectations.”

“It would be easy to do it poorly,” he insisted. “It’s still so controversial; I’m not sure what I would add that would be helpful enough in the conversation that it’s worth the number of people I could offend.”

For now, Vischer said he will continue to present biblical truths in his TV shows, movies, and books in contrast to secular programming.

“If I get pressure from Hollywood to show two men getting married because we’ve all decided it’s right and correct, my pushback is: ‘No, I won’t. Because that’s not what I believe is best for kids,’” he said. “It’s more about what we show as normal rather than explicitly showing something and saying, ‘that’s wrong.’ I’m portraying the positive rather than the negative.”

“At least for now,” he added. “I do believe that at some point we’ll be forced to figure out how to explicitly address it.”

It’s an absolute certainty that Vischer’s prediction will come true. The question is, once Christian creators refuse to promote the LGBT message, what will the pushback look like? The activist left has proven that it’s willing to engage in long, protracted wars against Christians who refuse to toe the line. It’s likely that Veggie Tales will find itself facing annihilation as well as a number of fabricated lawsuits for “hate speech.”

Prepare for a movement to have Christian entertainment banned from social media on the grounds of promoting hate against groups as well.

It will be war, but it’s one in which the left’s activists will pick and choose its targets carefully. Don’t expect it to attack Islamic media, which is violently opposed to the LGBT community.

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Texas Is Back In Democrat’s Crosshairs as They Gear Up to Unseat John Cornyn, but Can They Win?

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the number two Republican in the Senate, speaks with an aide during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup session to vote on new federal judges, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ever since Robert “Beto” O’Rourke put up an astounding fight against Sen. Ted Cruz, the Democrats have smelled blood in Texas’s water and the sharks are once again circling. This time, they’re looking to go after the Texas Senate through Sen. John Cornyn.

According to The Hill, a handful of Democrats have already lined up to take Cornyn out of office:

Seven Democrats have entered the primary, and one more could join in a state that has not elected a Democratic senator in more than three decades. Among the candidates are MJ Hegar, a military veteran who narrowly lost a House race last year and Houston City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards.

The optimism is being driven by trends that appear to favor Democrats, including a growing diversity and a surge in transplants from neighboring blue states like California. Polls also show some signs of weakness for Cornyn as well as President Trump, further raising hopes of a win in a state that has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since Lloyd Bentsen in 1988.

Even The Hill concedes that this race will be an uphill battle, possibly one that’s even tougher than the attempt to unseat Cruz. Former Republican adviser to Cruz David Polyansky made it clear that it’s more than just running a good race, it’s Democrats overcoming their own primary battle, which may become difficult with so many lining up to take part.

“They’re going to have to spend so much time and energy headed through the early part of next year not focused on Senator Cornyn, but focused on each other,” David Polyansky, former chief of staff and adviser to Cruz, said in an interview with The Hill.

“By the time May rolls around, they’re going to have a really short window to launch a statewide campaign that cleans up the carnage of not only a large but likely aggressive primary battle,” he continued.

But can Democrats win despite their positivity?

The answer is anything is possible, but with Cornyn, it’s not likely.

Democrats have many hurdles to overcome, themselves notwithstanding. Cornyn is a central political figure in Texas who has achieved a 37 percent approval from voters that outweighs his 31 percent disapproval. While it’s only a six-point difference, most other voters seem neutral about him at 33 percent according to an Emerson College/Dallas Morning News poll.

Democrats will have to attempt to win over these neutral voters in order to win, but winning them over will be a task in and of itself, especially with so many Democrats fighting amongst themselves. Furthermore, you have rising tide generated by President Trump elevating all Republican boats.

The Democrats main hopes revolve around recent transplants from coastal areas to Texas who they hope will bring their blue-state voting habits with them. Herein lies Cornyn’s biggest threat. New York and California have been seeing hundreds of thousands of people flooding into Texas for years.

A chunk of those people fled here to escape the oppressive regulations put on them by coastal states, but that includes companies who brought their blue state employees with them who only moved because they had to. While some may have learned the lesson that Democrat economic policies don’t work, it’s a safe bet to say they didn’t. It’s not at out of the realm of believability that they’d want to turn their new home into a fresh shade of purple, if not blue altogether.

It’s a very legitimate threat, but motivating them will be something the Democrats will have to put a lot of time and effort into, and it will be much harder than it was in 2018.

The reason O’Rourke came so close to beating Cruz was multi-faceted. O’Rourke was a young man who had no shortage of similarities with Barack Obama and played well on camera. He was easily marketable, not just to Texas Democrats, but the nation. Add to that his opponent, Cruz, who is one of the most hated figures by the left. Between his support for Trump and his Christian stances, Democrats from all over the United States salivated at the idea of bringing him down and put a lot of time, effort, and especially money into his defeat.

They still lost despite it all.

Not that they won’t put effort into demonizing Cornyn to generate the same effect. As my colleague Streiff wrote recently, CNN is already trying to label him a white supremacist.

This time we have a less nationally recognized candidate in Cornyn who already has a pretty solid political fortress in Texas. The national support won’t be as present as it was in 2018. It’s important to remember that O’Rourke wasn’t really a candidate with much of a record to speak for. The majority of his popularity was actually a result of hatred for Cruz from Democrats. Without that hatred, Democrats will have a momentum problem.

On top of that, Cornyn’s opponent will be someone who survived a gauntlet of other Democrat candidates to become the chosen challenger, but no one can overcome that many opponents without making enemies and creating friction along the way. Expect fallout from Democrats over a race that will likely get very contentious.

With less support and funds, it’s likely that Cornyn will come out the victor.

That said, Texans shouldn’t get comfortable. The blue injection Texas has gotten shouldn’t be underestimated and Republican voters shouldn’t get lazy. Getting out there to vote will be more important than ever if Texas is to keep its nice shade of crimson. Should the turnout falter, Democrats may finally have their foothold.

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The NRA Wipes the Floor With Beto O’Rourke After His Weekend Visit to an Arkansas Gun Show

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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks at a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke is now on his second (or is it the third?) attempt at rebooting his failing presidential campaign, and two of his biggest priorities in his latest reboot are taking on what he calls President Trump’s “racism” and “the gun lobby.”

In the immediate aftermath of the horrific El Paso mass shooting earlier this month which left 22 dead and dozens more injured, O’Rourke stated a mandatory gun buyback program “absolutely has to be part of the conversation.” He noted he would be open to one in the event he was elected President:

“It absolutely has to be part of the conversation. And at the end of the day, if it’s going to save lives, if it’s going to prevent the kinds of tragedies that we saw in El Paso or Gilroy or Dayton or this weekend in Chicago or all over this country on a daily basis, then let’s move forward and do it,” O’Rourke said on the podcast “Pod Save America” when asked if he’d be open to mandatory gun buyback programs or gun licenses, referencing shootings in other cities in recent days.

On Friday, the O’Rourke campaign posted the candidate’s gun control plan at his website which included, among other things, a call for a mandatory buyback program for “weapons of war.”

Over the weekend, O’Rourke made an unannounced visit to a gun show in the red state of Arkansas to talk to gun owners on their thoughts about his ever-evolving gun control plan. Several media outlets including CBS News and The Hill described O’Rourke as being back on the campaign trail after a “12-day hiatus” in response the El Paso mass shooting.

In reality, O’Rourke never really stopped campaigning.

Beto talked about his visit to Arkansas on Twitter over the weekend. Here’s what he said:

The NRA took notice – and responded:

O’Rourke clapped back:

Not to be outdone, the NRA posted back:

The NRA makes an important point here that can’t be overstated. In debates about gun control and gun rights, what often gets lost in the heated rhetoric is the use of the correct terminology. For example, to some a “weapon of war” could be something as simple as a pistol.

Gun control activists often deliberately distort the meaning of certain words, terms (and laws) to confuse voters on the issue in an effort to bring them over to their side. It’s vitally important in these debates that everyone be on the same page when it comes to the meaning behind the words/terminology used so there is no confusion.

Honest and informed discussions are the best kind of discussions.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Sen. John Cornyn Mic Drops Sen. Chuck Schumer On Twitter Over Climate Change.

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Both of the Senators from Texas seem to have a lot of fun on Twitter these days. When they get under the skin of people who get so upset over a joke, it makes reading a long thread all worthwhile.

The latest example of this comes from the Senior Senator from the great State of Texas, John Cornyn, who was having a bit of fun according to Hill Reporter

In recent years, the Democrats have become the party of combating climate change, while some Republicans willingly deny the effect. This includes Donald Trump. When the Midwest experienced a 60-degree day in January, the President tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

Democrats have continued to raise the alarm on climate change on Twitter and during the debates. John Cornyn recently mocked a call to climate action from New York Senator Chuck Schumer. The Texas senator was then blasted on Twitter for his blase attitude on the issue.

This is how the exchange went down on Donald Trumps fav social media app.

July 2019 was the hottest month ever, of any month, on record.

Climate change is the greatest threat facing our planet.

It’s about our kids. It’s about our health. It’s about the future.

We must act. https://noaa.gov/news/july-2019-was-hottest-month-on-record-for-planet

Sen. Cornyn simply responded back with this…

It’s summer, Chuck

BOOM. Did you hear that three word Mic Drop? You would think that was a harmless response.

You would be wrong because the feelings over facts crowd went BEZERK. Just read some of the hilarious comments below. My personal favorites are the people who yell that it is not SUMMER in the southern hemisphere. Glad they retained that bit of info from feelings humanitarian class.

After reading this link that Sen. Schumer posted from NOAA the Earth on avg has raised it’s temp by 1.71 degrees from historical averages. Yup. The whole globe.

So just playing along with the theory that the lefties toy with about car and factory emissions being a HUGE driver of this, why did the KYOTO agreement exclude China and India which are in the top five of the biggest polluters according to these standards? The United States was a participant but dropped out after Bush 43 took office. The United States was expected to once again abide by rules and pay fines while other countries skated free.

Where were these dedicated activists protesting for those countries to comply? I’m sure standing in line for the newest social media gadget to tweet out their disgust. How noble.

If the progressives in this country were not so busy calling everyone that disagrees with them a racist, homophobe, Russian colluder or climate change denier, they might actually want to take a page out of Sen. Cornyn’s book here and have some fun.

I challenge them to get such a hilarious response with just a three-word tweet.

I DARE YA!!

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Fundraiser For IL State Senator Featured Simulated Assassination of President Trump; Anyone Recall The MO State Fair’s Rodeo Clown?

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Photos taken at a Friday night fundraiser for IL State Sen. Martin Sandoval, a Democrat, who represents Illinois’ 11th District, went viral on social media over the weekend. The pictures, which appear in the tweet below, show a supporter pointing a fake machine gun at a man dressed in Mexican garb and wearing a Trump mask, who then pretends to be shot, “grabbing his chest and leaning back.”

According to WCIA 3, a local station, Sandoval issued an apology on Sunday saying that, “I don’t condone violence toward the President or anyone else. I apologize that something like this happened at my event.”

Sandoval appears in one photo standing next to the man who had held the gun. It’s not clear whether or not Sandoval had seen the mock assassination. Either way, he has called the incident “unacceptable.”

State Democratic leaders condemned the action. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a statement on Saturday night in which he said, “As our nation grapples with the epidemic of gun violence, purposely pointing a fake gun at anyone is insensitive and wrong. I condemn actions like the ones displayed in the pictures because they lack the civility our politics demand.”

A spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Illinois, Maura Possley, said, “The tragedies in El Paso and Gilroy have demonstrated how hate-filled political rhetoric can fuel violence. These images are unacceptable and dangerous. The place to make our voices heard against Trump is at the ballot box.”

The local Democrats said all the right words, yet episodes like this happen all the time. Talk of violence or simulated acts of violence directed at the President seem to be perfectly acceptable by many on the left. Think Madonna, Johnny Depp, Kathy Griffin and many others. Even Joe Biden told supporters recently that if the two were in high school, “I’d beat the hell out of him.” Robert DeNiro said he would like to punch him in the face. And we’ve all seen one or two of the numerous paintings which portray Trump covered in blood.

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider issued a statement as well:

The apology from Sen. Sandoval for the detestable pictures from his event depicting an assassination of President Trump is too little, too late. Dangerous imagery like this will be condemned and seen as inappropriate by people of sound mind; however, a mentally unstable individual who wants to harm President Trump might find them as an inspiration. It’s inexcusable for an elected official to allow the promotion of violence in any way. If the individual pictured is a staffer or volunteer, they should be terminated immediately.

The double standard rears its ugly head again. Does anyone remember the uproar which ensued in August of 2013 after a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair mocked then-President Obama?

During the bull riding competition, a clown put on an Obama mask and attached a broom to his backside. CNN reported:

Rodeo announcer Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Cowboy Rodeo Association and a school superintendent, announced a special guest: “President Obama.”

Another voice is heard over the loudspeaker working up the crowd and saying, “We’re going to stomp Obama now.”

“As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” the second voice said. “He’s going to getcha, getcha getcha, getcha.”

I won’t bore you with the details, let’s just say the backlash reached epic proportions.

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In Completely Unexpected Twist, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Promote Anti-Semitism Again

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By now, the dust is starting to settle from Israel barring Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. This was done for several legitimate reasons, including the fact that they were breaking Israeli law by trying to promote the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanction movement. They also refused to even call their trip one to Israel, instead labeling it entirely “Palestine,” a place which doesn’t exist.

Afterward, Tlaib requested a humanitarian visa to visit the West Bank. Israel granted it with the only stipulation being that she can’t break their laws by promoting BDS. After making the request and it being approved, Tlaib then ran to social media to proclaim she couldn’t possibly visit under such conditions.

It was yet another stunt in what was clearly an ill intentioned play from the beginning. These women were going to stir up more resentment (and violence, even if not directly) against Israel. That was the goal and their actions have been made clearer as the days have passed.

Not content with letting the matter lie though, both Congresswomen decided to make doubly sure we know who they are over the weekend. In a shocking, completely unexpected twist (ok, I’m lying), they both shared a cartoon by a rabidly anti-Semitic man.

First, can I just point out the absurdity of two women who literally never stop ranting complaining about being silenced? They do not have a right to go to Israel to stump for its destruction. That seems pretty basic, right?

So, who is Carlos Latuff?

Here’s a short bio via Wikipedia (sourced with links).

Carlos Latuff (born 30 November 1968) is a Brazilian freelance political cartoonist.[1] His works deal with an array of themes, including anti-Zionism, anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and opposition to U.S. military intervention. He is best known for his images depicting the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the Arab Spring events.

Sounds like a completely normal, not at all anti-American source. Promoting the disastrous Arab Spring, “anti-capitalism,” and “anti-Zionism.” Of course his worse sin is his rabid anti-Semitism. He won Iran’s “Holocaust Cartoon Contest” in 2006 because that’s a real thing apparently.

Latuff’s background isn’t in question. This is two Congressional members with anti-Semitic histories of their own sharing the work of someone so blatantly anti-Semitic that he makes fun of the Holocaust.

But if you flip on the news, there’s no story here apparently. The only sources reporting this are the New York Post, Fox News, and various other right-leaning outlets. The same media who lose their every loving minds if the President shares a wrestling meme of CNN can’t find any time in their firefighting schedules to condemn another act of anti-Semitism on the part of half the much ballyhooed “squad.”

None of this is accidental at this point. This is who these women are. Anti-Semitism is ingrained in their thinking. They won’t be persuaded or swayed by facts counter to their warped world view. America is going to have to decide whether they accept or reject this.

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CNN and Democrats Run Defense for Antifa Again, Label the Attackers “Peaceful” Despite Clear Evidence

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“The most trusted name in news” is back to make you wonder whether or not we should send them screenshots containing the definitions of “trusted” and “news.” The consistent bronze medal finisher of cable news, CNN, seems to think that the violent group “Antifa” is worthy of defense yet again.

As both my colleague Alex Parker and I have written about previously, Antifa showed up in force to oppose Trump supporters at a Portland event over the weekend. Weapons were used by Antifa, including chunks of concrete, hammers, and more to physically attack those they considered to be their opponents. One man was beaten viciously and mocked while his wife attempted to protect him.

The evidence is undeniable. Antifa is a violent group that will gather together hordes of people in order to attack and intimidate those that disagree with them in any capacity.

But to CNN and elected Democrat officials, they are the good guys.

Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland appeared on the news network to discuss Antifa in Portland. After briefly discussing a tweet by Trump saying that there is “major consideration” for calling Antifa a terrorist organization and that Portland is being watched closely.

The CNN hostess first said that there is no government agency capable of designating a group as a domestic terrorist organization. This is mostly true, as there is no official list of domestic terrorist organizations, though some government bodies may label certain groups as such. The Obama administration’s DHS suggestively labeled Tea Partiers as potential domestic terrorists at one time.

Haaland was asked to give a reaction to the tweet, and what followed was one of the most nonsensical defenses of a violent group I’ve ever seen.

Haaland began with the typical “orange man white supremacist who incites violence” narrative you hear on repeat lately. This lead into Haaland calling Portland a “progressive city” and that it’s no surprise that Trump would side against the “peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism.”

And with that, the interview was quickly over.

Let me break this down. A major media organization just brought on an elected Democrat official who proceeded to call the President a white supremacist and label the group physically attacking people with deadly weapons “peaceful protesters” who are trying to protect a city.

This is absolute lunacy and proof that the left has gone far off the deep end and right into delusion. Trump is not a white supremacist and he’s proven that repeatedly. Antifa is not a peaceful group, and they have proven that repeatedly. Yet here is the established left attempting to paint the entire situation as if they’re angels fighting a great evil.

If you were to strip away the chyrons and cameras and change the expensive outfits to regular street clothes, you would think these women were absolutely insane and not worth listening to. However, because they have a platform supported by millions of dollars, they are going to be taken seriously.

Because of this, the left will only fall deeper into delusion and Antifa will only grow in power and become more dangerous. This is absolutely irresponsible and a very real threat to our society. There’s fake news, and then there’s fake news that foments very real violence.

CNN and the Democrats are engaging in the latter.

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Video: Antifa Snuck In Concrete Chunks to Throw at Trump Supporters for Portland Event

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Antifa’s violence is only getting worse, and a new video shows that the domestic terrorist group is willing to injure someone gravely, possibly even fatally.

In a video posted by Elijah Schaffer, you can see as Antifa members open black cases containing chunks of concrete. Members can be seen breaking up the concrete and passing out the chunks. These chunks were then thrown at the windows of busses containing Trump supporters as the busses were stuck in traffic.

The occupants on the bus were in very real danger. As you can see, one of the bus doors opened and Antifa members immediately charged forward and began attacking Trump supporters. They attempted to pull the Trump supporters out, and at one point, one Antifa member began attacking a Trump supporter with a hammer. Upon not being able to reach him, the Antifa supporter threw the hammer at the man.

The individual who threw the hammer and wearing a “beta cuck 4 lyfe” t-shirt was identified and arrested with various weapons.

This is just another attack in the long list of attacks Antifa has carried out on Trump supporters. While the group is decentralized, it has cells and operatives all over the nation working under its banner, each of them willing and ready to resort to extreme violence in order to get their way.

At this time, it’s throwing rocks and hitting people with hammers, though it won’t be long until Antifa becomes brave enough to use more efficient means of attack through firearms and other deadly weapons.

At this time, Portland’s mayor more or less refuses to do anything about Antifa and called the day’s event “largely peaceful.”

“Given the continuing movement and the number of people involved, I am grateful that this was a largely peaceful event,” Mayor Ted Wheeler told reporters. “Police did an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separate for the most part, and of limiting interactions between individuals.”

The event was far from peaceful. As Alex Parker covered previously, various attacks other than this one were carried out and police arrested one man who they thought may have had a gun. In the end, they were forced to literally retreat from Antifa.

Things are going to get worse before they get better at this rate.

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One Week Later: CNN STILL Has Not Reprimanded Chris “Fredo” Cuomo

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If you didn’t know it before, you know now that the “C” in CNN does NOT stand for CREDIBILITY.

One week after CNN host non-extraordinaire went on a verbal tirade about being called “Fredo” and threatened to throw the person that uttered that word “I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk.” CNN has still not done anything about it. Last week they did offer this weak-kneed excuse for an employee of theirs that suggested he would do bodily harm on someone. by saying…

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

He defended himself from being called a fictional character in a movie by doing the most stereotypical thing in a movie by threatening to mess another human being up? I covered this last week here at Red State with CNN Supports Violence Being Threatened By Its Host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo.

Some may think this is just moi or others finding any excuse to “pick” on CNN but this is really not the case nor is this a small thing.

We currently in this country have a divide that seems to be growing wider by the day in terms of politics that is in large part driven by LANGUAGE. We can’t seem to agree on terms that have been universally accepted and understood for millennia.

Under NO circumstances in the history of the big blue marble that we have called Earth ( or at least from 1972 on) has the name or term “Fredo” been considered an “ethnic slur.” Never. Not once.

However, Cuomo’s reaction to this was just about as bad as you could witness and the only thing worse would have been him acting upon his rage driven mania and actually hit someone. Would CNN have acted than or just drop another drivel excuse of supporting one of their own for the cause?

As I stated in my previous article when this first happened I was not looking for Fredo to get fired being everyone has a bad day. However, this silence and hoping it goes away is a horrible way for media companies to exist and it should not be tolerated. You can’t threaten violence and not even get a slap on the wrist.

Unless of course, you work for a liberal news network that pretends to report on the news objectively.

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Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations ‘Went Silent’ After Explosion At Missile Testing Site

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The Wall Street Journal has learned that, in the days following the accidental explosion at a northwestern Russian missile test site on August 8th, the two closest monitoring stations “went silent.”

In an email to the Journal, Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, wrote that two days after the explosion, the monitoring stations in Kirov and Dubna “stopped transmitting data.” The stations had been “contacted immediately about the data disruption and Russian officials responded that they were experiencing “communication and network issues.”

Zerbo added, “We are pending further reports on when the stations or the communication system will be restored to full functionality.”

My colleague, Streiff, posted on this story here and here.

The first report from Russia’s state-controlled nuclear agency, Rosatom, called the incident a rocket engine explosion and said that five workers had been killed.  Two days later, Rosatom acknowledged that the “explosion occurred on an offshore platform during tests of a “nuclear isotope power source,” and that five nuclear engineers had been killed and three, wounded.

Little by little, information began to trickle in. The Guardian reported that “radiation levels in Severodvinsk, a nearby city, increased 20 times above normal for about a half hour after the explosion.” Then, it was reported  by a correspondent from the Israeli public broadcasting corporation, Amichai Stein, that “Locals in the Russian city of Severodvinsk have been told to take iodine tablets and stay indoor after massive explosion days ago. Residents only told an ‘incident’ took place.”

Kirov and Dubna are “part of an international network of hundreds of stations set up to verify compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which prohibits nuclear weapons tests globally.” Although the treaty has not been ratified yet, Russia claims they are “strictly observing the accord.”

According to the Journal:

The stations are designed to monitor everything from seismic shifts to sound waves for signs of nuclear activity. The two stations that went silent in Russia are designed to measure radioactive particles in the atmosphere, according to the treaty organization’s website.

Arms-control experts said the monitoring problem appears to be a Russian effort to conceal information about the accident and not an effort to hide evidence of a prohibited nuclear weapons test.

Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, a nongovernmental organization promoting arms-control policies told the Journal:

It is a very odd coincidence that these stations stopped sending data shortly after the Aug. 8 incident.

It is probably because they want to obscure the technical details of the missile-propulsion system they are trying and failing to develop. But this is not a legitimate reason to cut off test-ban monitoring data transmissions.

It’s no surprise that Russia has been less than candid about the blast which many guess was the test of a nuclear-powered missile. President Trump believes it “involved an advanced nuclear-powered cruise missile, which has been dubbed Skyfall by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and which Russia calls Burevestnik.” In a tweet, Trump wrote that “the U.S. is learning from the missile explosion and said the U.S. has more advanced technology but did not elaborate.”

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