Barack Obama ‘helped convince LeBronJames to resume NBA playoffs and advisedplayers to use the games to advocatefor changes they want’

Glenn Beck offers humble mea culpa for initial
opposition to Trump: ‘I feel truly horrible for
the things I said’ 68 replies

Posted by ladydawgfan 8/29/2020 3:10:07 AM Post Reply

Blaze TV founder and conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck posted a stunningly honest apology to fans and to President Donald Trump for his opposition to a candidate he initially believed had no shot at the White House and was wrong for the country. “I am feeling so humbled this week. I feel truly horrible for the things I said and believed in 2016 about @realDonaldTrump. I believed the worst politically, which he proved me wrong at almost every turn. In the most dramatic cases (life/Israel/China/authoritarian),” Beck said to open a lengthy Twitter thread. “I expected @realDonaldTrump to take control federally at the first opportunity. Here we are in a massive crisis.

Fox News makes history with massive
audience for Trump’s GOP
renomination acceptance speech 46 replies

Posted by MissMolly 8/29/2020 4:27:37 AM Post Reply

A whopping 9.2 million people tuned in to Fox News from 10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. ET Thursday to watch President Trump accept his party’s renomination for president to close the Republican National Convention. By contrast, no other network garnered more than 2.6 million viewers. More people tuned into Fox News Thursday night than did CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS combined. The viewing figures more than double the combined viewership of the two liberal cable news networks, with CNN averaging 2.2 million viewers and MSNBC pulling in 1.9 million viewers.

As Sports Media Cheers On Athlete
Boycotts, Fans Will Walk Away 46 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/28/2020 4:49:14 AM Post Reply

It is sometimes underappreciated how new professional sports is as a dominant cultural phenomenon. For the vast majority of human history, sports has been overwhelmingly played by amateurs. And even in America, it is only in the past fifty years that this professionalized version of sport became a route to wealth. Baseball, which has the longest professional sports history in the United States, illustrates this: the average MLB salary is up an inflation-adjusted 3,000 percent since the late 1960s. Professional sports only became big money in the era of television, as a form of mass entertainment

Biden looks to break out of the basement and
campaign in battlegrounds after Labor Day 42 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/28/2020 4:46:10 AM Post Reply

After months of political jokes about him hiding in his basement, Joe Biden looks set to join President Trump in returning to the campaign trail in September. “I’m a tactile politician. I really miss being able to, you know, grab hands, shake hands, you can’t do that now. But I can, in fact, appear beyond virtually, in person, in many of these places. That’s what you’re going to be seeing after Labor Day,” the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said Thursday. Biden, the two-term vice president, listed Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as likely destinations during a fundraiser hosted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Staring down Trump, Kamala Harris says
she stands with protesters on racial equality 40 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/28/2020 10:04:20 AM Post Reply

Washington — In her first solo speech as Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris vowed to stand with the protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as many in the country reel from the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was unarmed, in Wisconsin on Sunday. (Snip) Harris, who delivered her remarks at George Washington University to a socially distanced press corps, not far from her Washington residence and blocks away from the White House, where President Trump will be addressing the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening. The California senator spoke with feeling about the shootings of unarmed black

South Carolina college student,
stepfather fatally shot in head on
front lawn over fender bender: reports 40 replies

Posted by JunkYardDog 8/28/2020 7:41:02 AM Post Reply

A South Carolina college student and her stepfather were shot dead on the front lawn Monday in a road rage-related attack after a minor fender bender in the driveway. Laura Ashley Anderson, 21, and Charles Nicholas Wall, 45, were killed outside a home in Georgetown, S.C., which was recently purchased by Anderson, where she expected to begin her new adult life. Ty Sheem Walters III, 23, allegedly rear-ended Wall

How Rich: Chelsea Clinton Is Telling
parents How to ‘Erode White Privilege’
Out of Their Children 36 replies

Posted by mc squared 8/29/2020 10:52:59 AM Post Reply

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton talked about how she is working to “erode” white privilege out of her children during a conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) about voting rights in America. The conversation was part of a “Women for Biden” online event. “You know, congresswoman, certainly my children are young, but we believe they’re young but still citizens so we talked about the ratification of the 19th Amendment and women’s equality day but how fundamentally incomplete that victory was,” Clinton said. According to the former first daughter, the 19th Amendment was a “flawed victory” because “indigenous and black women didn’t have

Chelsea Clinton reveals how she is
teaching her three ‘white children of
privilege’ to ‘erode that privilege
throughout their lives’ to ensure
that ‘equality isn’t just an ideal’ 36 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/28/2020 8:25:39 PM Post Reply

Chelsea Clinton says she wants her three kids to understand that they are ‘white children of privilege’—and to ‘erode that privilege throughout their lives’ in an effort to make sure that all Americans have the right to vote.
The 40-year-old former First Daughter spoke with Massachusetts Democratic Representative Ayanna Pressley on a ‘Women for Biden’ video call today, and the two discussed the US’ history of voter suppression, and the ways some people still face challenges in voting today. Chelsea said that while she taught them about the importance of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she also explained how that victory

Kamala Harris promises national
mask mandate if elected 32 replies

Posted by Imright 8/28/2020 9:27:49 PM Post Reply

Kamala Harris said on Friday that a nationwide mask mandate would be among the first orders of business if she and Joe Biden were elected to the White House in November, calling it the “responsible” thing to do.The Democratic vice presidential nominee expanded on the three-month plan that Biden has promised to enact if he won the White House, explaining that every American would be expected to wear a face covering amid the pandemic.“Yes,” Harris, 55, said when asked if that would be one of their first actions in power during an interview on NBC’s “TODAY.”

Penzeys Spices wants to ‘loot’ its Kenosha
store in support of protests 32 replies

Posted by MDConservative 8/28/2020 1:39:04 PM Post Reply

While the Penzeys Spices store in Kenosha was not damaged during violent protests in the city, its CEO wants to “loot” his own store. Bill Penzey wrote to customers of his Wauwatosa-based chain of spice shops that he supports the mission behind the protests in Kenosha in response to a police officer shooting Jacob Blake in the back seven times at close range. “Someone wrote to say that you would be singing a different tune if it was your store being looted,” Penzey wrote in the email. “I’m by no means perfect but seriously no, I wouldn’t. Human life means everything; stuff, not so much.”

Andrew Sullivan: ‘These despicable
fanatics, like it or not, are now
in part the face of the Democrats’ 31 replies

Posted by MissMolly 8/29/2020 4:33:46 AM Post Reply

Andrew Sullivan’s take on the danger posed to Dems by chaos in the streets is worth a read. I don’t agree with all of it but Sullivan seems to be making a genuine attempt to not be guided by talking points from either side of the aisle and it’s interesting to watch even if it’s not a completely successful effort. Frankly, some of what he says seems to at least partly contradict other things he’s saying but I guess that’s what happens sometimes when you’re reacting honestly and not just picking sides. Mostly what comes through is his disgust

Boeing CEO pledges a 20 percent
increase in black employees 31 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/29/2020 1:10:08 AM Post Reply

Boeing is seeking to increase black US employees throughout the company by 20 percent and mandate benchmarks for hiring people of color, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told employees in a memo on Friday reviewed by Reuters. US corporations have become more responsive to complaints related to racial equality following a summer of sweeping anti-racism protests over the slaying of black people by police.(Snip) “We understand we have work to do,” Calhoun said in the memo, which was released on the 57th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech and included references to the police shooting of Jacob Blake

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