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Trump Administration Threatens to Pull Funding from Duke University Program for Promoting Islam While Ignoring Christianity

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Duke University and the University of North Carolina jointly run a Middle East studies program, and the initiative is now under threat by the Trump administration.

The White House is threatening to pull taxpayer funding from the endeavor, amid allegations of federal funds misuse. What kind? The advancing an anti-Israel bias, aggressively promoting Islam, and ignoring Judaism and Christianity type.

On August 29th, the Department of Education sent a letter to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies designating a due date by which the curriculum must be revised. Otherwise, funding will be pulled.

The program — which received a $235,000 grant last year — states its goal as “[supporting] the development of foreign language and international expertise for the benefit of U.S. national security and economic stability.”

Yet, earlier this year, the Duke-UNC CMES held a conference on the taxpayer’s dime with, according to Republican North Carolina Rep. George Holding, “severe anti-Israeli bias and anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

Fox News reports Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was “troubled” by the event.

As noted the investigation:

There is a considerable emphasis placed on understanding the positive aspects of Islam, while there is an absolute absence of any similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion or belief system in the Middle East.

Some academic papers linked to the program have included “Radical Love: Teaching from Islamic Mystical Tradition” and “Performance, Gender-Bending and Subversion in the Early Modern Ottoman Intellectual History.” Neither, in the view of the Education Department, serve the program’s official purpose.

In fact, as for project’s foreign language aspect, only 960 of the 6,800 participants are enrolled in Middle East language classes.

More from Fox:

Department officials instructed the Duke-UNC consortium, which was founded in 2005 and received the grant nearly a decade ago, to provide a “revised schedule of activities” for the next academic year and explain how each offering promotes foreign language learning and advances national security interest.

One UNC history professor thinks the D of E should mind its own business. VP of the school’s American Association of University Professors chapter, Jay Smith, told the Associated Press the official who signed the letter “should stay in his lane and allow the experts to determine what constitutes a ‘full understanding’ of the Middle East.”

Henry Reichman, chair of a committee on academic freedom under the American Association of University Professors, derided the probe as — here’s some novel joint terminology for ya — “right-wing political correctness.”

Education Dept. head Betsy doesn’t seem to be much of a favorite among Democrats, but some do want her to police things at times: In December, actress-turned-person-sayin’-political-stuff appeared to forget cops exist and asked her to be the new Commissioner Gordon (here).

As per DeVos’s commissioned letter, the schools have ’til September 22nd to turn the program around.

-ALEX

 

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Is This Guy the Ukraine Phone Call Whistleblower?

The legacy media have been spoon-feeding us anti-Trump articles based on “anonymous” sources for over two years now. As they’ve plowed the ground, here is one from me with a decidedly different intent, i.e., to expose a politically-motivated former CIA officer and now a whistleblower with ties to Democrats.

A source known to me at the State Department, who will remain anonymous, tells me that everyone is pointing to Edward “Ned” Price as the whistleblower who came forward with the accusation that President Trump “abused his office” during a phone conversation with the Ukrainian president. Here is how the swamp rag Washington Post characterizes the whistleblower’s complaint:

The whistleblower complaint at the heart of the burgeoning controversy over President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president claims not only that Trump misused his office for personal gain and endangered national security but that unidentified White House officials tried to hide that conduct.

In forceful language, the unidentified whistleblower alleged that the commander in chief pushed his foreign counterpart to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and that senior White House officials then tried to “lock down” records related to the matter.

The pressure, the whistleblower alleged, came in a phone call July 25 between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, an exchange that turned so politically problematic that White House lawyers directed other officials to remove the electronic transcript of the conversation from the computer system where it was stored.

Read the rest here.

Note that the complaint specifically refers to the phone call, which transcript the White House released just yesterday. Any objective reading of that transcript makes it clear that there was no pressure to do ANYTHING exerted on the Ukrainian president by President Trump whatsoever. What President Trump actually did was to solicit Ukraine’s help for an ongoing investigation – a completely lawful interchange! Read it for yourself here if you have only been following legacy media reports about that transcript.

 

Who is Price? According to Wikipedia:

Edward “Ned” Price (born 1982) is a Fellow at the New America Foundation and a political analyst for NBC News. Price is also a former American intelligence officer who worked at the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 until February 2017. On February 20, 2017, Price published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, outlining his decision to retire from the CIA rather than work in a Donald Trump administration.

Note that New America Foundation is one of the two top organizations liberally funded by George Soros, the other being the better-known Open Society Foundation. NAF’s chairman of the board of directors is Eric Schmidt who has long and deep-standing ties to Democrats – particular Obama and the Clintons.

https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/george-soros/

He certainly fits the profile of what has been rumored about the whistleblower: former intelligence officer, supportive of a Trump political rival, etc. But that’s not the half of it, though. Anonymous sources also report that Price was not only a CIA deep state agent but was also one of the spies that John Brennan used in the 2016 election to spy on the Trump campaign. This guy quit the CIA in an huff and is virulently anti-Trump, too. Gee, is it any surprise that this guy would magically come forward now with a complaint based on hearsay evidence?

Here is an interesting tidbit from Price’s twitter timeline.

In that WaPo article linked above, there is this fascinating paragraph that dovetails coincidentally with Price’s tweet above:

The transcript, the whistleblower alleged, was then loaded onto a separate system meant for classified information. And according to White House officials who informed the whistleblower, that was “not the first time” a transcript was put there due to concerns about politics rather than national security, the complaint alleged.

Remember, there are NO coincidences in politics, particular concerning the Deep State cabal who have been after President Trumps scalp from the beginning! There’s a high probability that the transcript was put on the classified system to preclude it being leaked, too!

Here’s my question for Price, disgraceful Democrats like Adam Schiff, and their allies in the legacy media: if the President’s conduct was so egregious, then why on Earth didn’t State Department officials who were privy to the conversation first-hand register a complaint?  Price only learned about the incident second- or third-hand!

I believe we’re going to find out a lot more about the whistleblower, including his complaint and how it was compiled from multiple sources (reportedly including media reports!), his political motivations, his likely connections to Adam Schiff and other Democrats, and much more. Stay tuned!

The end (for now).

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DNI Maguire Deflates Swalwell’s Fragile Ego in Unintentionally Humorous Moment At Congressional Hearing (Video)

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Watching failed presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) get knocked down a peg or two, rhetorically speaking, never ever gets old.

Swalwell, who has represented California’s 15th congressional district since 2013, loves to artificially inflate his importance as a member of Congress every chance he gets. We’ve seen this often often on social media and during public hearings when he tries (and often fails) to one-up his political opposition in wars of words.

Today during the high drama of the whistleblower hearing over the allegations that President Trump engaged in impeachable offenses during a July phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Swalwell was aggressively questioning acting DNI Joseph Maguire, who was holding his own against the stampede of indignant House Democrats desperately looking for their gotcha moment in front of the cameras.

During the exchange, Maguire unintentionally misgendered Swalwell – calling him “Congresswoman”:

Swalwell began his questioning by asking Maguire about the “definition of a cover up,” then inquired why the transcript of July’s phone call was moved “to a secret classified information system.” Maguire appeared to slip up during one of his responses, calling Swalwell “congresswoman.”

“In the whistleblower’s complaint, the whistleblower alleges that immediately after the president’s call with the president of Ukraine on July 25, White House lawyers moved quickly to direct White House officials to move electronic transcripts from one computer system where it was normally stored to a secret classified information system. Is that right?” Swalwell said.

“Congresswoman – excuse me, sir, I apologize,” Maguire replied before being interrupted by Swalwell.

Swalwell did not look amused. In fact, he looked a wee bit deflated. Watch:

A few “feminists” were displeased over the fact that Twitter users erupted in laughter in the aftermath, but as a woman I found it pretty funny, too. Why? Because even though it’s not really an insult, Swalwell is just the kind of self-centered narcissistic windbag who would think it was.

Honestly, it could not have happened to a more deserving guy.

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Climate Activists are Asked if They Love the Green New Deal. Apparently, They Weren’t Expecting This Follow-Up Question

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We’ve reached a hip new place in society where you can love stuff even though you don’t know what it is.

These days, it’s boss to just go with the flow; if you’ve heard from someone that something’s great, wrap that thing in warm affection.

Heck, if you’ve got the time, put it on a sign, hoof it to the public square, and scream it out ’til your neck veins pop.

Don’t know what some of the words you’re shouting even mean? Stop being such a S-Q-U-A-R-E. It’s cool, Daddy-O.

Ya gotta learn to not overthink things.

Take the Green New Deal, for instance.

Green is awesome — it’s the color of weed and money, and Kermit the Frog.

And the thing’s New — that’s always better than crummy Old.

And who doesn’t love a deal?

It’s like socialism — what’s wrong with being social?

Whatever you’ve heard — about anything — shout that $!*@.

Get out there and just love the stuff. And if ya can, cry and sweat and crap your pants and block roads and beat up people. Stop worrying about what anything means, just do it — ’cause you’re already right.

Amid Friday’s climate strike in Washington, D.C. — which shut down 22 major intersections (here) — The Daily Caller asked folks what they thought about frequent-flyer AOC’s emerald bid to eliminate air travel, redo every building everywhere (here), and aspire to plugging those poor cows’ rectums (here).

People liked it.

Then they were asked, essentially, what it is.

They were like Fonzie.

Check out the video above.

And if you find the time today, just think of something you’ve heard recently, go to a park, throw rocks at trees, and scream it ’til you lose your voice. It’s lookin’ like that kind of stuff changes laws.

‘Preciate it, WorldChanger.

-ALEX

 

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FULL AUDIO. President Trump Hints at Vengeance on the Whistleblower and His Enablers

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President Donald Trump gestures towards members on the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after returning from United Nations General Assembly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

As the day was heating up on Capitol Hill, President Trump was at a private breakfast in New York with the staff of the US Mission to the United Nations.It may have started out routine, but it didn’t stay that way. Here I’m going to quote an LA Times article by Eli Stokols to within a molecule or two of copyright violation because someone gave Stokols a recording. The Clinton’s go-to reporter at the New York Times, Maggie Haberman, had to rely upon this for sourcing:

according to a person briefed on what took place, who had notes of what the president said.

WTF does that mean? Is it even English?

Back to the Stokols story:

“Basically, that person never saw the report, never saw the call, he never saw the call — heard something and decided that he or she, or whoever the hell they saw — they’re almost a spy,” Trump said.

“I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” he continued. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

In his remarks, Trump cited his awkward meeting with Zelensky on Wednesday where both leaders were asked about the implicit quid pro quo detailed in the call summary and whistleblower complaint.

“They said, ‘Was he pressuring you?’” Trump said, describing the question to Zalensky, who responded that he hadn’t felt any “push” but also said he didn’t want to get involved in a U.S. political squabble.

“You know, these animals in the press,” Trump went on. “They’re animals, some of the worst human beings you’ll ever meet.”

This is the funny part. Imagine the state of affairs when a State Department employee in New York feels comfortable doing this. It is either the ballsiest troll ever or even the New York Times’s core audience has grown tired of this crap.

Someone in the room shouted out “Fake news!” egging the president on.

And egged on he was.

“They’re scum,” Trump continued. “Many of them are scum, and then you have some good reporters, but not many of them, I’ll be honest with you.”

He then accused Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.), who met with Zalensky in Kyiv this month, of pressuring the Ukrainian leader to accuse Trump of improper behavior.

“Democratic senators went over there and strong-armed the guy,” Trump said, affecting Murphy’s voice for a moment. “‘You better damn well do this or you’re not going to get any money from Congress.’ Oh, I see, that’s OK?”

“And then you have Sleepy Joe Biden who’s dumb as a rock,” Trump went on. “This guy was dumb on his best day and he’s not having his best day right now. He’s dumb as a rock. [FACT CHECK: True.] So you have Sleepy Joe and his kid, who’s got a lot of problems, he got thrown out of the Navy — look, I’m not going to, it’s a problem … so we won’t get into why. He got thrown out of the Navy and now this kid goes into Ukraine, walks away with millions of dollars, he becomes a consultant for $50,000 a month and he doesn’t know anything compared to anybody at this firm. He’s a stiff. He knows nothing. He’s walking away with $50,000.”

Enjoy the show.

I find myself largely in agreement with this. The guy at the center of the storm is not a whistleblower by any stretch of the imagination. Not only did he not witness any illegal behavior, he didn’t even witness any behavior. He’s a gossipmonger who is trying to damage the President because of what seems to be more personal animus than a policy basis. I hope Trump finds out this guy’s name and gives him the recognition on Twitter that he deserves. I’m not alone in my assessment of the whistleblower’s status, the Office of Legal Counsel agrees. I think everyone throws around treason and traitor a bit too freely, but after watching the Democrats and some people who used to write here in action, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in a minority. If Trump has been accused of treason, he has certainly earned the right to repay that insult in its own coin. On the serious side, this shows that quite a few of the intelligence agency employees attached to the White House are openly partisan and will happily use their position to forward those goals. I’d be all in favor of Trump going after the people doing this with all the vigor that Bill Barr can wring out of the Justice Department.

On the merits, I’m not impressed at all with the whistleblower complaint. There is literally nothing in there that is illegal and, unless you’re a Democrat, there isn’t very much to object to.

Two thoughts here. Does anyone really believe that he made these statements in front of this audience without the intent that they’d be made public. Think about it. State Department employees in New York are not really a core Trump constituency. The second thought comes by way of the New York Times:

At a fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan immediately after the United Nations event, Mr. Trump walked out before the crowd of several hundred donors clutching paper in one of his hands and said, “This is the call.” He then said it was “the greatest thing” to happen to the Republican Party because they had raised so much money off the controversy.

And NBC

As the acting director of national intelligence began to testify Thursday morning before Congress, Trump departed for a Manhattan fundraiser where he was to be surrounded by familiar faces from his former life as a New York businessman.

Raising money has been one bright spot for Trump. Adding to the $5 million haul the impeachment inquiry news brought in on Tuesday and Wednesday, the president raised $5 million at a fundraising dinner at a private home in Manhattan on Wednesday night, according to a Republican spokeswoman.

He was expected to bring in an additional $3 million at the breakfast Thursday morning, for a total of $13 million so far this week.

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Adam Schiff Did One of the Most Insane, Disgusting Things Ever Done In a Congressional Hearing

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There is no member of Congress more disgusting than Adam Schiff, and there are a lot of disgusting members of Congress.

He spent the last two years claiming to have super-secret proof of Trump colluding with Russia, being given a permeant spot the Sunday shows to constantly lie about what he actually knew. When it all came crashing down, he paid no price at all, still insisting the evidence was “in plain sight.”

Now, he’s found a new hobby horse. Namely, this Trump-Ukraine nonsense and that meant having a hearing today with the Intel Chief about the “whistle-blower” complaint.

How did Schiff open the hearing? By lying his butt off.

Schiff’s entire characterization and quoting of the transcript was patently false. It sought to apply context and motive where there was none. He simply made things up to push his narrative.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, herself no Trump fan, called out this insanity.

What an absolute garbage legislator this guy is. Democrats claim they want the facts and he goes out and just completely makes up a transcript, presenting it as fact on national TV. How many people watching that hadn’t actually read the transcript? How were they supposed to know he was lying?

I should probably thank him though. Schiff gave the game away before the first whistle. This isn’t about facts, fairness, real investigations, or the rule of law. It’s about distorting an innocuous phone call and trying to manufacture an impeachment out of it. Nothing more. It doesn’t matter that there’s nothing impeachable in the transcript, nor the complaint. Schiff and the Democrats have their minds made up and they’ll say whatever they need to push through. All the while, they do so knowing the media won’t fact-check them or call them out.

Try to imagine what CNN would say if Devin Nunes got up in an official committee hearing and did that crap. Would they chastise him? You can bet your life on it. Instead, the media have basically ignored it, only reporting on Republican reactions (i.e. Republicans pounce) to the bizarre rant.

Schiff’s underhanded tactics likely don’t end with that public spectacle though. It’s looking more and more like he is one of the architects of this entire sideshow.

This is all planned. It’s too well laid out to not be. Schiff was pushing Fusion GPS talking points about Ukraine and Trump weeks before the whistle-blower complaint was even lodged. That’s not a coincidence. It’s a continuation of a long pattern, going back to his Mueller investigation antics.

Schiff is now claiming his fake reading of the trancript was a “parody ” that actually proves how serious this is. Give all of us a break. This guy is a clown and deserves to be treated as such.

As a side note, if you want a good litmus test for which conservatives you should ignore, simply see how they react to Schiff. If any “conservative” loses their mind over Devin Nunes but continues to not criticize Schiff (i.e. David French), that’s not someone to trust.

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Anheuser-Busch Shouldn’t Get Off Light for Caving to “Cancel Culture” Against a Charitable Man

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If you’ve been following the saga of one Carson King, an Iowa man who raised over $1 million for a children’s hospital then you’ll know that ballet that occurred between King, the Des Moines Register, and the beer company Anheuser-Busch.

If not, then here’s a quick rundown…

King held up a sign on television asking for beer money to be delivered to his Venmo account. Before he knew it, he had hundreds of thousands of dollars. He decided to donate that money to charity, and Anheuser-Busch promised to match it. The story became mainstream news. The Des Moines Register set to do a story on King, but for some undiscernable reason, decided to look into his social media history all the way back to 2011.

They found a tweet King wrote when he was 16 which quoted comedian Daniel Tosh when he was saying something racist. The Register told King they were going to expose him, causing King to reveal the tweets to the public before the Register could and issued an apology. As a result, Anheuser-Busch promised to fulfill their deal, but publicly distanced themselves from King.

You can read the story in detail below.

(READ: Man Who Raised $1 Million For A Children’s Hospital Now Having His Life Ruined Over An 8-Year-Old Tweet)

As an aside, the Des Moines Register ended up the bad guy in the public eye for its ridiculous “journalism,” especially after it turned out that the reporter who tried to out King for his tweets had made some awful tweets in the past himself, including saying he’d like to teach kids to use drugs and become prostitutes.

(READ: Des Moines Register Reporter Who Took Down Charitable Man Over Old Tweets Has Nasty Tweets Himself)

But while the Des Moines Register was rightfully pummeled for its asinine reporting, we need to remember that Anheuser-Busch is a third party in the story that, despite fulfilling its promise to give to charity, did the wrong thing by caving to what we’ve collectively deemed as “cancel culture.”

It’s completely reasonable to dismiss tweets made by a young teenage boy almost a decade ago, yet the brass at the beer company immediately turned their back on a good man for past mistakes, almost without a second thought. It thought that it was making a statement about not standing with racism, to be sure, but it’s highly unlikely that King is even a racist. He was likely not even a racist when he posted the Tosh.0 quotes.

Besides, if we’re going to hold racial things people have said in their past against them, then Anheuser-Busch has logged a few examples of how they’re racist themselves.

If Anheuser-Busch is so principled, then surely they’ll issue an apology for ads like these, right?

…right?

The truth is, I don’t want an apology from them for these ads. It was a different time and they didn’t know any better, much like young King.

What they should apologize for is abandoning King and promoting a culture where we hold our past sins against each other, even those that we made in our childhood. I find that far more dangerous than someone quoting Daniel Tosh.

Because they caved, it gave the outrage brigades, political activists, and hypocritical media outlets all the more fuel to continue trying to ruin people’s lives over something so stupid as an inappropriate joke. Nobody would have suffered because of King’s tweets, but people will suffer from moral busybodies crusading against good people by making their past mistakes the most relevant thing about them.

Not to mention, they just signaled to all these self-appointed moral police that they can be easily scared into compliance. Have fun with that.

If Anheuser-Busch has any sense of propriety, then they’ll apologize for abandoning King and make it clear that taking part in “cancel culture” was a mistake. It’ll make the activists and the media angry, but it’ll please everyone else, and everyone else is a large majority.

Trust me, very few corporations have gotten woke and not gone broke. Gillette and Dick’s Sporting Goods can tell that story well enough. If Anheuser-Busch wants to go down the same road, it’ll be surprised at how many people find better beers to drink.

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Watch: Mad Maxine Waters Accidentally Admits Impeachment Has Been About Orange Man Bad From Day One

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, during a committee hearing, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Longtime California Congressional Rep. Maxine Waters (D) appeared on MSNBC’s “All in With Chris Hayes” show on Wednesday to talk about the Trump/Zelensky phone call from July and What It All MeansWestlake Legal Group 2122 Watch: Mad Maxine Waters Accidentally Admits Impeachment Has Been About Orange Man Bad From Day One washington D.C. Politics North Carolina MSNBC Maxine Waters Impeachment of President Trump impeachment Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections donald trump democrats Culture Congress Chris Hayes Campaigns California Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020   going foward for her Democratic colleagues and President Trump.

Her answer accidentally confirmed something Republicans have been saying all along about what impeachment really has been all about for Democrats.

Hayes started off by noting that Waters had long been a staunch critic of Trump’s and a proponent for his impeachment well before the latest wave of allegations were reported. “What is different [this time]?” he asked her.

Here’s how she responded (transcribed):

“Well, obviously the difference is the speaker of the House of Representatives is now on board for a formalized impeachment inquiry and she has her caucus support in doing so. That’s extremely different.”

It’s what she stated next that gave the game away (bolded emphasis added):

“You’re absolutely right. I started a long time ago, right after the president was inaugurated, talking about impeachment and saying that he was dishonorable, he was a conman, we could not trust him. And of course I was way ahead of all this and nobody really took me seriously, but I also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power.”

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What’s Waters really saying there in the midst of her narcissistic back-patting? She admitted without saying the actual words that before there were any allegations of wrongdoing she was already calling for his impeachment because (drumroll) she didn’t like him (this is better known as TDS).

Her suggesting she “also knew that this president was so brazen and so disrespectful of the Constitution that he was going to continue to abuse the presidential power” is nonsense, because at the time she started talking about impeachment (Feb. 6, 2017) Trump had barely been in the White House for two weeks.

Her disagreements with him at the time were about policy, not any alleged impeachable offenses.

She wanted him impeached because of political disagreements. He’s a Republican. She’s a Democrat. He defeated Hillary Clinton. Waters wanted revenge. So did a lot of other Democrats in DC.

So she got the impeachment ball rolling based on those two non-issues.

The reason Democrats “didn’t take her seriously” at the time was not because they disagreed with her, but because she was giving up the game way too soon.

And guess what? Their reasons haven’t changed. The impeachment rationale for Democrats now is the same as it was back when Waters and Rep. Al Green (D-TX) were among the few calling for it at the time: Orange Man Bad.

While Waters’ and the left’s rationale for impeaching Trump hasn’t changed over the last 2 and a half years, what has changed is how Maxine Waters herself views impeachment. Here’s what she said about it in 1998 when President Bill Clinton was being impeached for, you know, things that were actually impeachable offenses:

Keep being you, Mad Maxine. Keep being you.

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    The ADL Labeled the “OK” Symbol White Supremacist and the Internet Is Tearing Them Apart

     

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    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has found the largest shark they could and jumped it as they have now labeled the commonly used “OK” sign as a symbol of white supremacy.

    According to The Hill, the ADL added the hand sign to its “hate on display” database, alongside the burning cross and swastika, and the bowl haircut of the Charleston shooter:

    “Even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old, they regularly create new symbols, memes and slogans to express their hateful sentiments,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO, said in a statement.

    “We believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images, which can serve as a first warning sign to the presence of haters in a community or school.”

    The “OK” sign has become popular in recent years among far-right extremists and white supremacists who use it to make the letter shapes for “w” and “p,” which stand for “white power.”

    If you think this is a bit ridiculous, and going way too far, you’re not alone. The internet responded to this overblown nonsense exactly the way it should. Responding to The Hill’s post, many posted pictures of celebrities and politicians, many of whom are not white, using the “OK” symbol.

    The ADL received much of the same kind of response when it posted a video explaining its decision, as well as the history of the “OK” sign, as well as articles about the “bowl cut” being a consistently chosen hairstyle for many.

    The truth is that the “OK” symbol is so widely used that calling it a white supremacist sign because 4Chan successfully memed it so as a hoax doesn’t make it a white supremacist sign. Everyone uses it, has used it, or will use it as a sign to indicate that a thing or situation is good.

    The only people creating hate symbols here are the ADL. If they didn’t put so much time and effort into making mountains out of molehills, the OK symbol would go right back to being what it always has been and no one would have thought otherwise. Instead, the ADL, as they usually do, are throwing as much gas on the flames as they can by making it a big deal.

    In effect, the ADL is creating these hate symbols by putting so much focus on them, not the public.

     

     

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