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Great news: O.J.’s on Twitter now and he has “a little getting even to do”

Hot Air - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:31

He posted this, notes the New York Post, nearly 25 years to the day that Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered. The bit at the end here about him “getting even” is an obvious dark joke about those murders.

This is how he’s commemorating stabbing two people to death, it seems.

Some Twitter users are outraged but I see it as a logical development in the platform’s evolution. Twitter’s where you go to interact with celebrities and sociopaths. A celebrity sociopath will fit right in.

It’s scarcely an exaggeration, in fact, to say that O.J. is all that was missing from our social-media hellscape.

Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019

That account launched yesterday. As I write this at 2:20 p.m. ET, it’s approaching 200,000 followers. This cretin will be an absolute Twitter mega-star if he starts posting regularly.

And once he is, a flame war with the extremely-online president of the United States is inevitable. The laws of the reality-TV universe we all now live in demand it.

The Post notes that O.J.’s account isn’t verified, which means there’s no authentication yet from Twitter HQ that he’s the one who’s behind it, and even suggests that the clip might be a “deepfake.” If it is, that’s way scarier than the real O.J. joining social media because that looks — and sounds — exactly like him. It is really him, surely, although my guess is that it may have been a pal who had the idea to set up the account and then goaded him into doing an impromptu video for the first post. That is, it may be O.J.’s hangers-on who will be posting from it going forward with occasional cameos from the man himself.

Incidentally, is there any sadder human being on Earth in 2019 than “O.J. hanger-on”?

There are already calls on Twitter to ban him, although I don’t know what the grounds would be. He was acquitted of murder and did his time on the Nevada charges he was convicted of years later. If the argument is that he should be banned on principle, because he’s a degenerate regardless of what a jury might think, I’m afraid you’re on the wrong platform. Twitter is full of people like that; the supreme leader of Iran has his own account (reportedly), for cripes sake. What’s the grounds for keeping Khamenei but banning O.J.? Khamenei’s murders are more “newsworthy”? O.J.’s body count isn’t high enough?

I’m not being snarky in saying that he belongs on Twitter. Social-media culture is garbage, an endless storm of rage and narcissism. Well, so is O.J. We deserve him.

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Male screams “Kill all Jews” on NYC Subway, Then Hurls Rider’s Phone onto Tracks for Recording Him

Geller Report - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:30

What the left has wrought.

Male screams “Kill all Jews” on NYC Subway, Then Hurls Rider’s Phone onto Tracks for Recording Him

BY Stop Antisemitism, June 15, 2019:

A hateful straphanger snatched a man’s phone and hurled it at an oncoming train because he was being recorded spewing anti-Semitic slurs, police said Friday.

The 33-year-old victim was on the southbound platform of the Gates Avenue station waiting for the J train at about 8:00 a.m. on Thursday when the suspect approached him and started arguing, cops said.

The suspect then began making anti-Semitic statements, referencing Hitler and yelling “F–k all Jews,” and “Kill all Jews,” authorities said.

The victim quickly pulled out his cell phone to record the racist rant, and then tucked the phone away in his shirt pocket.

That’s when his attacker ran up from behind and snatched the phone, flinging it at an oncoming train before fleeing the scene on foot, cops said. But the cell phone wasn’t damaged, and police were able to retrieve footage of the incident.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30’s, about 5-foot-9 with black hair and a goatee, police said. He was last seen wearing a black suit, black dress shoes, and a black tie.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Brooks: Sanders Isn't 'Able to Define the Left Where He Won't Go'

Breitbart - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:24
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “is never able to define the left where he won’t go, whether it’s Venezuela, or whether it’s the Nicaraguan regime, the Sandinistas.” Brooks

Europe Should Join the U.S. in Confronting Iran (Bloomberg)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:20

Bloomberg:
Europe Should Join the U.S. in Confronting Iran  —  The recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman have endangered lives, disrupted traffic in some of the world's most important shipping lanes, and forced up global energy prices.  And they aren't the first: Tankers off the port of Fujairah were attacked last month.

Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator. His Successor Was His Enforcer. (Declan Walsh/New York Times)

Memeorandum - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:10

Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator.  His Successor Was His Enforcer.  —  KHARTOUM, Sudan — Once a camel trader who led a militia accused of genocidal violence in Darfur, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan now sits at the pinnacle of power in Sudan, overlooking the scorched streets from his wood-paneled office high …

Trump Promises To Tell Americans Truth About UFOs

Federalist Papers - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:03

President Donald Trump said that he had had a meeting on UFOs and that when he finds the truth he will tell everyone. The comment was an overlooked part of his interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos where he admitted he did not necessarily believe that UFOs are alien. “I think it’s probably —…

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Alan Dershowitz: I Would ‘Enthusiastically’ Support Biden Over Trump in 2020

Geller Report - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:00

Alan Dershowitz has stated that Obama’s record on Israel was abominable. Dershowitz has also said that he is ashamed to have endorsed Obama in 2012, since the anti-Israel Obama had clearly deceived him about supporting Israel. However, none of this will prevent Dershowitz from “enthusiastically” supporting Obama’s Vice President in 2020. Terrible.

This is why the Democrats continue to betray the Jews: because the Jews don’t make the Democrats pay a political price for their anti-Semitism. Dershowitz (and all Jews with any dignity) should be endorsing the pro-Jewish and pro-Israel President Trump, to help prevent the anti-Semitic Democrats from re-taking power.

Prominent Jewish centrists such as Dershowitz are in denial. They refuse to accept that the Democrat Party is not the same party that they have supported for decades. They refuse to accept that the Democrat Party has been taken over by the radical and anti-Semitic Left. Sadly, Dershowitz will likely allow Biden to deceive him in 2020, the way Obama did in 2012. #JEXIT.

Alan Dershowitz: I Would ‘Enthusiastically’ Support Biden Over Trump in 2020

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz revealed Thursday that he would “enthusiastically” support former Vice President and 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden over President Donald Trump if the two face off in the 2020 general election.

Joshua Caplan, Breitbart, April 13, 2019:

Appearing on Sirius XM radio’s The Dan Abrams Show, Dershowitz said that he’s both fond of Biden personally and a “strong supporter” of him politically. “I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for a long time, and I could enthusiastically support Joe Biden,” Dershowitz told host Dan Abrams.

“Over Donald Trump?” Abrams asked the veteran lawyer.

“Over Donald Trump, yeah,” Dershowitz replied.

Dershowitz then went on to criticize Biden’s closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), saying that he wasn’t certain he could “pull that lever” for the self-avowed Democratic Socialist in the general election.

“If Bernie Sanders is nominated, that would present a real dilemma for me,” he said. “I don’t think under any circumstances I could vote for a man who went to England and campaigned for a bigot and anti-Semite like Jeremy Corbyn. I don’t think I could do it. I couldn’t pull that lever.”

Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat who endorsed 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, has long argued it was a mistake to appoint a special counsel to investigate now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. Reacting to special counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference earlier this month regarding his report, Dershowitz said Mueller had revealed his “partisanship” and “not only put his thumb on the scale against President Trump — he put his elbow on the scale. And he did it improperly.”

 

 

 

The WHO Says Congo's Ebola Outbreak Is Still Not A Global Emergency

Newsy - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:24

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A World Health Organization committee says the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo still isn't an international public health emergency. It's the third time the organization has reached this decision.

The WHO defines an international emergency by three factors: First, it must be "serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected." Second, it must have implications beyond the affected country. And third, it may require immediate international action.

But the disease has already killed over 1,400 people since August, and the first cases outside Congo were confirmed in Uganda on Tuesday. In a statement Friday, the committee said it acknowledges those cases "constitute international spread of disease," but said there is still low risk of global contamination.

It came down to whether potential benefits outweigh the risks of declaring an emergency. Declaring could bring in more donations to fight the disease. But the committee ultimately decided the possibility of other countries suspending travel to Congo would be too risky for the economy.

Amanda Knox breaks down in tears as she speaks at a criminal justice festival in Italy

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:22
The US citizen, 31, returned to Italy for the first time this week since she was cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher at their rented house in Perugia in 2007.

Oberlin Remains Obstinate After Being Fined $33 Million For Supporting Racism Charge Against Bakery

Daily Wire - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:21
On Thursday, Oberlin College was hit with $33 million in punitive damages thanks to Ohio jurors, who agreed the school participated in and encouraged protests defaming a local bakery as racist. Ohio law capped the punitive damages at $22 million – twice what the jurors charged Oberlin in compensatory damages a week earlier.

‘No Brainer!’: Trump Supports Sen. Daines’ Proposed Amendment to Ban Flag Burning

Breitbart - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:13
President Trump expressed support for Sen. Steve Daines' (R-MT) constitutional amendment proposal Saturday, which would effectively ban the burning of the American flag.

UAW loses yet again in Tennessee

Hot Air - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:01

Back in April, we looked at the efforts by United Auto Workers (UAW) to get their foot in the door at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This was their second effort after failing in a similar effort in 2014. The union painted the company as a bunch of villains who didn’t want to allow workers to organize, but opponents of the proposal pointed out that unionization would only drive up costs and potentially wind up eliminating jobs in the long run. With politicians and celebrities weighing in on both sides, everyone expected a close vote. But now the process has ended and the result was the same. The workers voted against joining the UAW and will continue to represent themselves through an internal employee organization. (Associated Press)

Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers’ efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South.

The vote of hourly workers began Wednesday and concluded Friday. Preliminary results show 833 employees voted against representation and 776 voted for it, the German automaker said in a statement. VW said about 93% of the roughly 1,700 eligible employees voted.

“Our employees have spoken,” Frank Fischer, president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga, said in the company statement.

The 883 to 776 result was pretty much the same margin we saw in 2014 when workers voted 712 to 626 against unionization.

I was down in Tennessee regularly during the 2014 campaign and spoke with a number of people on both sides of the debate. The story back then was pretty much the same as it is now. Union organizers from Detroit were going around the community and pushing for the workers to organize, claiming that would wind up getting better pay, more benefits, etc. And to be sure, dangling the prospect of getting more money in front of people’s faces is a powerful incentive, so they were able to sway plenty of workers over to their side.

Opposing them were the Right to Work folks who reminded everyone of how the UAW had priced themselves out of business so often in Detroit, with employers regularly either cutting back on the workforce or shutting down entirely when things got tight. All of those sky-high wages and endless pensions succeeded in making the business unprofitable, and an employer with a closed plant provides no jobs at all. The same model could eventually wind up unfolding in Chattanooga if the workers weren’t careful.

As far as painting VW as being the “villains” in this, that’s simply dishonest. From the beginning, they’ve said that they would leave the decision up to the workers. Whether they wanted to unionize or maintain an internal employee association didn’t matter. VW just wanted some sort of official representation structure they could deal with. Pretending that they’re out there trying to break up the unions is just false.

The spread changed from slightly less than 100 to slightly more than 100 over the past five years, but that can be accounted for by the somewhat larger number of workers. It appears that the battle lines haven’t moved much in half a decade and they likely won’t in the near future. For now, the VW workers can just keep on keeping on, though I’m sure the UAW will be back to try their luck again.

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Texas bride refuses to hire a make-up artist because she's a lesbian

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:01
Kristian Cardenas, a cosmetics expert from Lubbock, say she was taken aback by the woman's shift in attitude after her sexuality was revealed, in a chain on text messages on June 12.

Muslim father and son found with explosives and a detonator in their Canadian home

Geller Report - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:01

The family that prays together, stays.

A Father And Son Were Found With Explosives And A Detonator In Their Home Near Toronto

by Patrick John Gilson, Narcity, May 16, 2019 (thanks to Robert Spencer):

York Regional Police made a shocking discovery last week. According to their news release, a father and son from Richmond Hill were arrested and taken into police custody after officers seized explosive materials and a detonator from their home. Police claim that they were made aware of the explosives in the Richmond Hill home thanks to an investigation being carried out by both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency.

Responding officers acted quickly. They executed a search warrant on the suspect’s home, located in the Larratt Lane area near Canyon Hill and Bathurst Street. Nearby homes were ordered to evacuate as officers carefully removed the explosives and detonator from the house. The investigation was carried out by both York Region officers and members of the OPP.

After the explosives were safely removed, residents were permitted to return to their homes. Despite the search and evacuation happening last Friday, it wasn’t until Monday evening that the two men were finally arrested and charged. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that there is “no known connection to national security” in regards to the incident.

The two suspects were later identified as 18-year-old Mahyar Mohammadi Asl and 47-year-old Reza Mohammadi Asl, both of whom are scheduled to appear in a Newmarket court today….

PRAGER: Leftism Makes People Meaner: Reflections On The Torture Of Paul Manafort

Daily Wire - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:00
The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler.

KNOWLES: Keep Jackson On The $20 Bill

Daily Wire - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 16:59
Everyone these days seems to hate the founder of the Democratic Party.

For weeks Republicans have asked for an emergency funding bill to help fix the worsening border crisis. Immediate action is needed—even the New York Times agrees! But Pelosi won't bring it to the floor because Democrats would rather fight w/ ...

Trump Twitter - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 16:58

For weeks Republicans have asked for an emergency funding bill to help fix the worsening border crisis. Immediate action is needed—even the New York Times agrees! But Pelosi won't bring it to the floor because Democrats would rather fight w/ than solve problems.

Intel Officer’s Emergency Message To Donald Trump

Info Wars - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 16:57
Securing the border issue of national security, not budget by Congress.

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