November 15, 2017

Not News: Blacks Committing Disproportionate and Growing Share of Reported ‘Hate Crimes’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation published its annual hate crime statistics earlier this week. The press has dutifully fallen into line with the predictable narrative that the 5 percent reported increase in hate crimes in 2016 occurred because of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The numbers tell a far different story.

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NY Times Reporter: Extensive Video Proof of Joe Biden’s Creepiness Is ‘Fake News’

Those who wonder why the average American no longer trusts the establishment press to report fairly and accurately, or even to defend basic First Amendment freedoms, need to look no further than yesterday’s tweet by New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth about Joe Biden’s heavily documented creepy behavior towards women, particularly younger women. Rather than accept the idea that the man has a problem, Perlroth wants Twitter to “handle” this “alt-right fake-news meme.”

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111517)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Trump Nominates Hobby Lobby Attorney Who Fought Obama Abortion Mandate for Appeals Court

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

NOV 10, 2017 | 12:52AM

Kyle Duncan, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, is receiving strong support from national pro-life groups.

Notably, Duncan, a lawyer from Louisiana, represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration tried to force the Christian business owners to cover drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health plans.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, praised Duncan as an experienced litigator and urged the U.S. Senate to confirm him.

“I’ve known Kyle Duncan for years — going back to my time in state government in Louisiana,” Perkins said. “Kyle is an experienced litigator — arguing cases throughout the country including at the appellate and Supreme Court levels. Apart from being well-qualified, I’m certain he’ll adhere to the Constitution.”

Pro-life groups Americans United for Life, Susan B. Anthony List and Concerned Women for America likewise urged the Senate to approve Duncan. …

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