"Stars" Boycott NFL "Racist Treatment" of Kaepernick ("The News," Mon., Feb 4, 2019)
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(Fox News) Stars boycott Super Bowl over NFL's 'racist treatment' of Colin Kaepernick. "Selma" director Ava DuVernay (never thought of her as a “star”) tweeted Sunday. "I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL’s racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players. To watch the game is to compromise my beliefs. It’s not worth it. #ImWithKap" Resistance actress Rosanna Arquette (Patricia’s sister) tweeted “Me too.” (Ava did the same last year, posing with Kaepernick and tweeting, “The only football player I’m checking for this weekend. ‘Cause I cannot pretend that everything is okay with this enterprise.”) Black rapper & actor Common quoted far-left black feminist and former Communist Angela Davis who wore an #ImWithKap jersey. Black lesbian actress Lena Waithe (of Ready Player One) also posted the pic of Angela Davis on Instagram, along with a black power fist emoji. Mariah Carey’s young ex-husband and black comedian Nick Cannon posted a video reciting a poem about police brutality, slavery and oppression of minorities throughout history. He pushed for people to donate to Kapernick’s propaganda organization “Know Your Rights” something-or-other. Amy Schumer took credit for the entertainment world's boycott of the NFL and Super Bowl, while stars including Rihanna and Cardi B declined halftime performances in solidarity with Kaepernick. Maroon 5 performed, along with Travis Scott and Big Boi.
(Fox News) Super Bowl Halftime Show: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, & Big Boi avoid politics and stick to hits. 39yo Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, a married father of two & pro-LGBTQ activist whose brother is openly homosexual, took off his shirt in the performance. But he didn’t take a knee for Kaepernick. And they have a lot of hits. On Friday, he had said of their decision to perform: "No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did. ... I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt." Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, slammed Levine and the band, calling their performance and Levine's comments a "cop-out."
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BOTTOM OF FIRST HOUR: Big Boi was in the rap duo Outkast (hey ya, sorry ms jackson)
(National Review) More Strange Details in the Jussie Smollett Case: Jussie Smollett, the gay black actor who appears on the TV show Empire, did a concert Saturday night during which he addressed the alleged hate-crime assault he suffered early Tuesday morning near a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Chicago. He made “four points” including, quote: “I was bruised but my ribs were not cracked; they were not broken. I went to the doctor immediately. . . . I was not hospitalized. … And above all: I fought the f*** back.” He said he was on the phone with his manager during the attack, and still had his Subway sandwich after the attack. NR says: Also he didn’t immediately call the police on that phone to describe the suspects and inform the police which way they had gone when they suddenly ran away from him, but instead waited about 40 minutes to inform the police.
(CNN) ICE arrests rapper 21 Savage, says he's illegally present in US. Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta early Sunday by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE says that the rapper, whose real name is Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, is a citizen of the United Kingdom. The agency alleges that he entered the US legally in July 2005, when he was a minor, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa. ICE says Abraham-Joseph became unlawfully present when his visa expired in July 2006. A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of Amber Rose says: "Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in this country, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy." Abraham-Joseph was also convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia, ICE said. 21 Savage features on the song "Rockstar" by Post Malone, which was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap Performance at the Grammys. Fans are shocked because he’s so closely associated with Atlanta. He has said the "21" in his name is a reference to a street gang in Decatur, and his songs often refer to his past in East Atlanta's Zone 6. In "Bank Account," for example, he raps that he is "straight up out the 6."
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(ABC 11) There’s a proposal to withhold pay from Congress and the president during government shutdowns. Three congressmen introduced a bill that would withhold pay from members of Congress (who also are veterans), the president and the vice president in the event of a government shutdown. Rep. Max Rose (D) of New York, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) of Texas and Rep. Jared Golden (D) of Maine introduced the "Solidarity in Salary Act" on the House floor Tuesday afternoon. Crenshaw said, "Federal employees should never have to carry the burden caused by a dysfunctional government. We should have to feel the very real effects of a shutdown, just as our fellow federal employees are forced to do.” The legislation comes days after the 35-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, denied pay to 800,000 federal workers. According to the bill, daily pay for the president, vice president and congressmen would be placed in escrow. That money would be released after the government reopens. Similar legislation, the "No Budget, No Pay" bill, has been proposed by Sen. Rick Scott of Florida and 11 other members of the Senate.
(Hill Reporter) Christopher Cantwell Posts Picture of Himself With Dylann Roof Haircut (bowl cut) and the Word “Soon.”
(The Hill) Christian university blocks Ben Shapiro from speaking. A private Christian university in Arizona has canceled a planned appearance by conservative writer Ben Shapiro, but said the decision is not "a reflection of his ideologies or the values he represents." Grand Canyon University (GCU) said in a statement on Saturday that members of the campus community indicated they were "disappointed and offended" by an initial decision to allow Shapiro to speak. "It was not our intent to disappoint or offend anyone," the Phoenix-based university said. "It was, rather, to use our position as a Christian university to bring unity to a community that sits amidst a country that is extremely divided and can't seem to find a path forward toward unity." The school pointed to its "unique and united community" on campus as an antidote to a "divided America," and called for a "focus on opportunities that bring people together." Shapiro, the editor of conservative website The Daily Wire, has been blocked from speaking on a number of college campuses, with several citing concerns about the potential for violent protests. Quoting the Bible, GCU suggested in its statement that officials are taking on the role of "peacemaker" by canceling Shapiro's appearance. "If you look at America's history, the Church has been at its best when it has worked to achieve the kind of peace that Jesus commended: 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God' (Matthew 5:9, ESV)," the statement read. "Making peace in a way that honors Christ is something we will continue to try to do."
(Fox News) Michael Moore says Dems need to accept far-left Ocasio-Cortez as party leader: 'No middle ground anymore.' Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore declared U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the new leader of the Democratic Party, urging political moderates to take a position because there “is no middle ground anymore.” “She is the leader. Everybody knows it. Everybody feels it,” he said during a Friday interview on MSNBC. Moore said the age requirement to run for president - 35 - should be constitutionally amended so that Ocasio-Cortez could run for president, citing a Fox News poll that showed voters favored her proposal to increase the tax rate to 70 percent for the richest Americans. “If you're being moderate, stop being moderate. Take a position,” Moore responded. “There's no middle ground anymore. There's no halfway point to should somebody be paid a living wage. 'Well, I'm a moderate so I think they could be paid half of that living wage.' You know, on the issue of choice, there is no halfway there. You're either for it or you're against it. Do you believe in equal rights for women? Do you believe we should have an Equal Rights Amendment? There's no middle ground. There's no time for moderation.”
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(Breitbart) San Francisco Eatery’s Owner Apologizes for Banning MAGA Hat Customers. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, chef-partner at Wursthall restaurant in San Mateo, posted on Medium Friday apologizing: “Making a public statement without taking my team’s thoughts into consideration was disrespectful and reckless. ... Wursthall will continue... to serve all customer (sic) regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, gender orientation, disability, or political opinion — so long as they leave hate, anger, and violence outside of the doors of our restaurant.” Lopez-Alt posted a tweet LAST Sunday comparing MAGA hats to wearing swastikas and white hoods from the Ku Klux Klan. “...if you come to my restaurant wearing a MAGA cap, you aren’t getting served, same as if you come in wearing a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance and hate,” said a now-deleted tweet from Lopez-Alt that spurred a lot of backlash on the restaurant’s Yelp and Facebook pages with negative reviews.
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(L.A. Times) Three California men were granted French citizenship for thwarting train attack in 2015. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler were naturalized Thursday at a ceremony in Sacramento. They were honored by Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, consul general of France in San Francisco, and Guy Michelier, honorary consul of France in Sacramento. The three men were traveling from Amsterdam to Paris during a trip in Europe when they helped subdue a man who opened fire inside the train. Authorities say attacker, Ayoub El-Khazzani, had ties to radical Islam. Skarlatos is a former member of the Oregon National Guard, and Stone is a former Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force. All three men are from the Sacramento area.
(Radar) Bill Cosby Diagnosing Inmates Behind Bars As Dr. Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show. Prison ‘patients’ say they ‘just play along to make him feel better.’ Cosby reportedly says that medical officials at Pennsylvania’s SCI Phoenix state prison are “overeducated, unintelligent children with a clipboard. … He is accepting appointments from inmates to help diagnose anything from a cold to obesity. ...he wore a bedsheet like an ‘apron’ to get into character. He said his medical skills are ‘a tad rusty’ since he played Dr. Huxtable, but he’s still ‘hip’ to the ‘role.’” Cosby’s longtime publicist, Andrew Wyatt, confirmed Cosby “has regular and in-depth discussions about getting better nutrition for the residents … getting them on natural supplements because residents and officers have major health problems.” (A judge whose wife works with alleged college rape victims sentenced him to prison after a lesbian accused him of molesting her. 60 women accused him of similar things with no proof. He admitted to giving Quaaludes to women for sex, which was the most popular party drug in the ‘70s according to AP.)
(TMZ) BLAC CHYNA'S EX-BF, KID BUU CHILD ABUSE CHARGE SURFACES, saying he Punched Baby Mama in Face. Blac Chyna's ex-boyfriend, rapper Kid Buu, was once charged and convicted of child abuse after cops say he punched his baby mama in front of their kid. Then-19-year-old Kid Buu (real name Markquez Santiago) was busted in Florida in 2008 after he got into a fight with his girlfriend the mother of his then-2yo child — the mother was a minor. He was charged with child abuse (without causing great bodily harm), intimidation, robbery by sudden snatching (he’d grabbed a check from her), and criminal mischief. He said he pled guilty "for my own convenience and to move on with life." (TMZ) Last week we reported Blac Chyna scratched Kid Buu after accusing him of cheating, and he supposedly slammed her against the wall several times and choked her. No one was reported seriously hurt. Rob Kardashian has a 2-y-o daughter named “Dream Renée Kardashian” with Blac Chyna who went MIA on him when she jetted to Hawaii with her then-BF Kid Buu without telling him — she was supposed to have Dream with her at the time.
(Daily Mail) Man wants to sue his parents for giving birth to him 'without his consent' as part of 'anti-natalist' movement that says having children is morally wrong. Raphael Samuel, age 27, of India, compared having children to 'kidnapping and slavery.’ His Facebook page Childfree India shares anti-natalist posts to hundreds of followers. He intends to sue his parents despite having a 'great relationship' with them. 'I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure. My life has been amazing, but I don't see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn't ask to exist.' He says: 'Isn't forcing a child into this world and then forcing it to have a career kidnapping and slavery?' And ‘Should we continue to bring more children in this world and accelerate the process of environmental and social degradation?’
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(Fox News) North Carolina man holds burglary suspects at gunpoint outside of home — caught on video. Accused burglars walking out of a North Carolina home they'd allegedly just robbed Sunday were met by a man pointing a gun at them. Stephen Routh headed to his parent's home after receiving a call about some unusual people seen on the property. He held 3 at gunpoint while on the phone with 911 dispatchers. “I had the gun and they were coming out, and as soon as they saw the big gun pointed at them, their hands went up. They know this is not their home. They know they had no business in here, and they mentioned they just thought they would just go in there and look around.” They’d allegedly ransacked the home and left broken glass everywhere. The suspects were 14, 15 and 17 years old. Police called the parents of the minors and took the 17-year-old into custody.
(Fox News) Demi Lovato deactivates Twitter after mocking 21 Savage's ICE arrest. She’d tweeted: "So far 21 Savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl." There were memes about 21 Savage being a closet Brit. But people attacked her as though she was mocking his loss of freedom. Some rapper said: "Why is somebody freedom funny ... I don’t get the joke." So she said “F*** Twitter.”
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