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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE "VALUES VOTER SUMMIT"

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AKA: ANNUAL RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE HATE GATHERING OF SO-CALLED "CHRISTIANS"

Unfortunately, the uber-conservative "Values Voter Summit" gathers "Christians" from all over the country each year to pollute the air here in Washington, D.C.  The "Summit" features America's cream of the crop Christian values supporters who come together each year to celebrate the teachings of Christ.  Or so they claim.  What they actually do, however, has about as much to do with Christ's teachings of love, forgiveness, compassion and valuing the lesser among us as ISIS has to do with the teachings of Mohammad.  Speaker after speaker at this Christian gathering of the Americans' Christian Elite is organized each year by the Family Research Council, led by uber-Christian Tony Perkins.   The organization was founded in the 1980's to spread Christian values to the rest of us.

Below are a few of the speakers at this year's Christian Values Voters Summ…

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS HAD BETTER GET IT TOGETHER!

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How one Republican used a tactic from the anti-abortion media playbook to bully Twitter

Rep. Marsha Blackburn has a long history of taking cues from anti-abortion groups to gin up right-wing support -- and her latest attack on Twitter is no different
By: Sharon Kann 12 Ocotber 2017

Anti-abortion groups and media outlets have a habit of claiming censorship in order to boost fundraising by ginning up outrage and support. Now this media manipulation tactic is being employed by a staunch anti-choice ally: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). On October 5, Blackburn announced a run for retiring Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) seat. As part of this announcement, Blackburn’s campaign tweeted a short video advertising her right-wing bonafides, including her work as chair of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was created to conduct a politically motivated investigation of Planned Parenthood on the basis of deceptive videos from a discredited anti-abortion organization. Although the panel…

THE TRUMP EFFECT: APPARENTLY IT'S ILLEGAL TO PROTEST TRUMP NOW IN THE USA

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Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page
By: Kate Conger GIZMODO 14 October 2017
In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who “liked” a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU challenged several warrants related to protests against President Trump’s inauguration on Friday, one of which included the search, claiming they were over-broad.

Specifically, the warrants target the Facebook profiles of two activists and an anti-Trump Facebook page, and the data turned over could have included the names of an estimated 6,000 people who simply “liked” the page. However, DOJ lawyers said during the hearing that they would no longer seek the list of names, the ACLU said. A Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“The best aspect of the hearing was the judge clearly…

SOCIAL MEDIA DESTROYS RUSSIAN MEDDLING EVIDENCE

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Twitter Deleted Data Potentially Crucial to Russia Probes


By: Josh Meyer POLITICO 13 October 2017

GEORGE WILL,"AMERICA'S CONSERVATIVE," TRASHES TRUMP!

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Sinister Figures Lurk 

Around Our Careless 

President




By: George Will
The Washington Post
15 October 2017


With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump’s poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as such. He did Trump’s adolescent bidding with last Sunday’s preplanned virtue pageant of scripted indignation — his flight from the predictable sight of players kneeling during the national anthem at a football game. No unblinkered observer can still cling to the hope that Pence has the inclination, never mind the capacity, to restrain, never mind educate, the man who elevated him to his current glory. Pence is a reminder that no one can have sustained transactions with Trump without becoming too soiled for subsequent scrubbing. A man who interviewed for the position Pence captured, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), is making amends for saying supportive things about Trump. In 2016, for example, he said he …

"A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE...."

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Charlottesville 

Officials Join Va. 

Lawsuit To Bar 

Activity By Private 

Military Groups





NOTE:  

Where have we read about "militia's" before?  Oh, right!  The Second Amendment to the Constitution.  The gun rights Amendment.  It's the forgotten intro to the Second Amendment that reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State..." It precedes the rest which reads:  "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."   Huh!  So read in its entirety, the Second Amendment doesn't actually say that us Americans have an unlimited right to own guns.  The National Rifle Association doesn't want you to know this and the Supreme Court also exhibits a blind spot when it comes to their gun rights rulings.  And let's not forget that what the Founding Fathers were dealing with were single shot, muzzle loading muskets, not AR-15's with bump stocks and machine guns.  

By: Ann E. Marimow and Joe Heim
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