Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children – by Faye Higbee

Hennepin County in Minneapolis, MN, allowed the Antifa Flag to be raised over city hall in place of the Hennepin County flag as a “gesture of solidarity” with the folks in Charlottesville. Which is a poor way of doing it – Antifa is a violent, anarchist, terrorist organization.   Continue reading “Hennepin County Flag Replaced by Antifa Flag”

Fox News 7

– McDonald’s is celebrating D.C.’s LGBTQ community with new, limited-edition, rainbow fry boxes set to be used at several restaurants near the upcoming Capital Pride parade route.

“The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald’s most iconic and recognizable items; however, these fry boxes are ‘small potatoes’ in the grand scheme of our commitment to this community,” said Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald’s PRIDE Network and Vice President/General Manager of McDonald’s Baltimore Washington Region. “We are proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond, each and every day.”  Continue reading “McDonald’s to use rainbow fry boxes at restaurants along Capital Pride parade route”

Lexington Herald Leader – by John Cheves

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday sided with Hands On Originals, a Lexington business that refused to print T-shirts in 2012 for Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization because the company’s owner said he had religious objections to “pride in being gay.”

In a 2-to-1 decision, a panel of appeals judges affirmed an earlier decision by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael, who struck down a finding by the Lexington Human Rights Commission that the business violated the city’s fairness ordinance.   Continue reading “Appeals court says Hands On Originals did not discriminate against gays”

Yahoo News

A new Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the deaths of three people thought to be linked to the virus.

The country’s health ministry confirmed one person has tested positive for the virus.

The World Health Organisation confirmed that the DR Congo had informed them of a lab-confirmed case of the disease.   Continue reading “Ebola: Three people killed in Democratic Republic of Congo as new epidemic declared by WHO”

Salon – by Heather Digby Parton

It was entirely predictable that as soon as President Donald Trump decided to drop some bombs on a Middle Eastern country, the neoconservative claque that had rejected him during the election would slither back into the GOP orbit. It’s true that Trump himself had nixed the appointment of Elliott Abrams, the man the Republican establishment had chosen to be Rex Tillerson’s right-hand man. That rejection had some people hopeful that Steve Bannon (whom Abrams blamed) would at least prove useful in keeping architects of the GOP’s tragic adventures in Central America and the Middle East out of this White House.   Continue reading “Neocons ride again! With Paul Wolfowitz whispering in Trump’s ear — and claiming Iraq was not a failure — what fresh hell awaits?”

The Hill – by Ben Kamisar

President Trump vowed to stamp out anti-Semitism Tuesday in remarks at the Capitol commemorating the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance.

“This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism, we will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act,” he said.   Continue reading “Trump vows to confront anti-Semitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day”

Ocala – by Katie Pohlman

A third flag will join the U.S. and Florida ones on Wednesday at Belleview’s City Hall to honor Confederate History Day.

The third national Confederate flag, also known as the “blood-stained banner,” will be raised to half-staff around 7:30 a.m. to honor Confederate veterans. The local Sons of Confederate Veterans unit has performed this tribute ceremony for more than 10 years.

Sons of Confederate Veterans 8th Brigade Commander Chuck Kadel said it is important to recognize all American veterans.   Continue reading “Belleview will fly Confederate flag to honor community history”

NBC News

BOISE, Idaho — Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Chobani says that Jones and his Infowars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the world.   Continue reading “Alex Jones Sued By Chobani After Yogurt Maker Says Radio Host Posted Fake Stories”

Colonial Williamsburg – by Andrew G. Gardner

It might sound impertinent, perhaps irrelevant, to ask how much George Washington was worth. After all, his value is better measured by his service to his country than by his pocketbook. Nevertheless, when it comes to money, his countrymen can be a curious lot. Witness our interest in such things as the list of America’s richest annually published by Forbes and Dun & Bradstreet’s corporate ratings, as well as the readiness of newspapers to print salaries gleaned from government forms. There are Internet sites with all manner of personal and historical financial tables that stretch from ancient Rome to today, tables that compare the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and Gateses of the world to William the Conqueror—estimated fortune $200 billion—or Marcus Licinius Crassus of Rome—about $20 billion.   Continue reading “How Did Washington Make His Millions?”

NZ Herald

FBI director James Comey has arrived in Queenstown for a ‘top-secret’ spy conference.

Comey, wearing sunglasses, a light blue shirt and chino pants, arrived on an FBI chartered Gulfstream Aerospace.

Comey was last in New Zealand in March 2016, when he met with Minister for the Government Communications and Security Bureau and Security Intelligence Service Chris Finlayson and Police Commissioner Mike Bush.   Continue reading “FBI director James Comey arrives in Queenstown for ‘Government conference’”

Yahoo News

Jerusalem (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“Iran and the Islamic state want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the Jewish state today,” he said at a ceremony in Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem memorial.   Continue reading “Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning”

Survey Finds

LONDON — Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you’d be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren’t so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren’t sure how to boil an egg, either.

The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Reportwhich detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.   Continue reading “Survey: 1 In 5 Adults In The UK Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg”

Daily Mail

An American Airlines flight attendant has been removed from duty after a shocking video emerged showing him challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a metal stroller during boarding.

The upsetting footage, filmed before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon, shows the airline staff member goading a passenger and saying, ‘hit me’.  Continue reading “American Airlines flight attendant ‘whacks a mother in the head”

Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi was cleared of child abuse and human trafficking charges in Cairo.

The Washington Post – by Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.  Continue reading “Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention”