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    We're all familiar with the "usual suspects" when it comes to right wing news. Included in that group is FOX "news", Alex Jones and Infowars, the World Net Daily, Town Hall, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, and Sinclair Broadcasting, to name just a few.

    Today, I was exposed to an article written by John Hawkins, who I had never heard of. Here's his bio:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hawkins_(columnist)

    What caught my eye was the fact that he is the publisher for "Right Wing News". If you would like to see where your conservative uncle Fred gets his wacky ideas, this link will tell you all that you want to know:

    http://rightwingnews.com/

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    Guy, typical. In other civil countries they ban such people from publishing such crap. But yeah it is Trumps favorite selected media. He wants things just as in Russia: A State owned "propaganda machine" who does not dare to tell their "leaders" the "truth"
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    Thanks for sharing, guy.

    He seems like yet another of the countless right-wing personalities who are prone to conspiracy theories and hysteria, which is a great fit for millions of Americans who easily fall prey to their nonsense.

    When did fact checking and common sense writing become four letter words??

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    I am copying this from the Physics-Astronomy Facebook page:

    "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
    - Isaac Asimov

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I am copying this from the Physics-Astronomy Facebook page:

    "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
    - Isaac Asimov

    Yes Jared and Schmidt; my opinion exactly. Since we've got a huge portion of this country in the "rust belt", "coal belt", "evangelical belt", "the ex-slave belt", as well the "dumb belt" , which covers an huge portion of this country it is no wonder that we get Presidents like Trump. He's going to "rally" this weekend in Pittsburg and of course gets all these dumb asses cheering for him. Yes the "strain" of anti-intellectualism is huge in this country; thanks to its non-culture only driven by "money" and "greed", certainly not by "brains" or proper education..
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    Like the YouTube phenomenon. Get attention to succeed. Trouble is the most successful centers around right wing self centered shock journalism. That was a long list of right wing writers. I can't name one person equally off center to the left. Nice doesn't sell.

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    I've written about John Hawkins before. Here's a few more quick points:

    Hawkins owns Linkiest and the conservative blog Right Wing News that "between 2013 and 2016", together with its affiliate pages "consistently saw more interaction on Facebook than the pages of many of the largest news media in the country: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fox News. Combined." Right Wing News was removed by Facebook on October 11, 2018.

    His columns appear once a week at BizPac Review and have been published in various newspapers like Townhall.com, The Washington Times, Human Events, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The Huffington Post, Hot Air, PJ Media and National Review.. He has interviewed Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Milton Friedman, Ron Paul, Ben Shapiro and Andrew Breitbart among others.

    Hawkins worked for the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008, claimed to have been blackballed from the Republican Convention that year for criticizing John McCain] and was also the co-founder of "Not Mitt Romney.com" in 2012.] Additionally, Hawkins was also on Current TV's first King Con appeared on the first HuffPoLive live panel[14] and was listed by Alternet as one of the 10 Young Right-Wingers Being Prepped to Take Over the Conservative Movement Hawkins is known for his anti-marijuana stance.

    During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings (see Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination), Hawkins raised more than $600,000 for him via a GoFundMe campaign. Kavanaugh declined the money and Hawkins requested it to be sent to a charity Kavanaugh supports, the Archdiocese of Washington.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hawkins_(columnist)

    I still get Townhall.com every day. Like Dutch, I keep shaking my old head.

    I still get mail from my ex-congressman Paul Gosar. A few days ago, he was outraged that the media was not printing stories about the Hunter Biden laptop "scandal'.

    To recap, Rudy Giuliani said that Biden flew with his laptops from Los Angeles to an Eastern city, where he then hopped another train that took him to another city, where the laptops were turned over to a blind Trump-supporting shop owner, whose security cameras were not working at the time.

    Gee, why didn't the New York Times publish this story?

    Gosar is about as right wing as you can get.

    The comments on his website about Judge Barrett are as deranged as ever:

    https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4029

    Here are the main points he made:

    Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court is already being hailed by conservatives nationwide as a brilliant choice. Unlike her predecessor, a far left activist and occasional adherent to the Constitution, Judge Barrett is an accomplished jurist and principled legal scholar who has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to interpreting and upholding our beloved Constitution as written -- and not legislating from the bench. She adheres to the ideology of Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked. “His judicial philosophy is mine, too,” Barrett said of Justice Scalia. “A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they may hold.” President Trump has nominated an amazing person to fill this important seat who will faithfully interpret the Constitution.

    The American people deserve a fully operational Supreme Court in order to ensure the functions of our government remain unimpeded as it enters into the Fall 2020 work schedule -- where the Court will prepare to take up issues such as Obamacare, the Second Amendment, the right to life, and possibly even the Presidential election itself.

    There are cries from the Left that the American people should have a choice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice, demanding a delay in a confirmation until after the 2020 election.

    To them I say two things:
    1. The American people need not be lectured on decorum and respect for the Constitution by the Marxist Democrat Party that has spent the last four months shredding the Constitution, rioting, looting and setting American cities ablaze.

    2. The American people already spoke in 2016 when they elected Donald J. Trump as President and a Republican majority in the Senate. The people further spoke when they expanded that majority in 2018.

    Exit polling from the 2016 election shows that a majority of those who saw the President’s ability to nominate justices to the high court as the most important factor in their vote, backed Trump. Their voices deserve to be heard!

    Unlike in 2016, the current makeup of the White House and the Senate are congruent and unambiguously reflect the wishes of the American people. We cannot be intimidated by the radical calls from the Left for a delay in the confirmation process. It is the President's duty to nominate Supreme Court Justices and the Senate's duty to advise and consent.


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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    I've written about John Hawkins before. Here's a few more quick points:

    Hawkins owns Linkiest and the conservative blog Right Wing News that "between 2013 and 2016", together with its affiliate pages "consistently saw more interaction on Facebook than the pages of many of the largest news media in the country: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fox News. Combined." Right Wing News was removed by Facebook on October 11, 2018.

    His columns appear once a week at BizPac Review and have been published in various newspapers like Townhall.com, The Washington Times, Human Events, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The Huffington Post, Hot Air, PJ Media and National Review.. He has interviewed Ann Coulter, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Milton Friedman, Ron Paul, Ben Shapiro and Andrew Breitbart among others.

    Hawkins worked for the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008, claimed to have been blackballed from the Republican Convention that year for criticizing John McCain] and was also the co-founder of "Not Mitt Romney.com" in 2012.] Additionally, Hawkins was also on Current TV's first King Con appeared on the first HuffPoLive live panel[14] and was listed by Alternet as one of the 10 Young Right-Wingers Being Prepped to Take Over the Conservative Movement Hawkins is known for his anti-marijuana stance.

    During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings (see Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination), Hawkins raised more than $600,000 for him via a GoFundMe campaign. Kavanaugh declined the money and Hawkins requested it to be sent to a charity Kavanaugh supports, the Archdiocese of Washington.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hawkins_(columnist)

    I still get Townhall.com every day. Like Dutch, I keep shaking my old head.

    I still get mail from my ex-congressman Paul Gosar. A few days ago, he was outraged that the media was not printing stories about the Hunter Biden laptop "scandal'.

    To recap, Rudy Giuliani said that Biden flew with his laptops from Los Angeles to an Eastern city, where he then hopped another train that took him to another city, where the laptops were turned over to a blind Trump-supporting shop owner, whose security cameras were not working at the time.

    Gee, why didn't the New York Times publish this story?

    Gosar is about as right wing as you can get.

    The comments on his website about Judge Barrett are as deranged as ever:

    https://gosar.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4029

    Here are the main points he made:

    Yesterday’s announcement by President Trump to nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court is already being hailed by conservatives nationwide as a brilliant choice. Unlike her predecessor, a far left activist and occasional adherent to the Constitution, Judge Barrett is an accomplished jurist and principled legal scholar who has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to interpreting and upholding our beloved Constitution as written -- and not legislating from the bench. She adheres to the ideology of Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked. “His judicial philosophy is mine, too,” Barrett said of Justice Scalia. “A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they may hold.” President Trump has nominated an amazing person to fill this important seat who will faithfully interpret the Constitution.

    The American people deserve a fully operational Supreme Court in order to ensure the functions of our government remain unimpeded as it enters into the Fall 2020 work schedule -- where the Court will prepare to take up issues such as Obamacare, the Second Amendment, the right to life, and possibly even the Presidential election itself.

    There are cries from the Left that the American people should have a choice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice, demanding a delay in a confirmation until after the 2020 election.

    To them I say two things:
    1. The American people need not be lectured on decorum and respect for the Constitution by the Marxist Democrat Party that has spent the last four months shredding the Constitution, rioting, looting and setting American cities ablaze.

    2. The American people already spoke in 2016 when they elected Donald J. Trump as President and a Republican majority in the Senate. The people further spoke when they expanded that majority in 2018.

    Exit polling from the 2016 election shows that a majority of those who saw the President’s ability to nominate justices to the high court as the most important factor in their vote, backed Trump. Their voices deserve to be heard!

    Unlike in 2016, the current makeup of the White House and the Senate are congruent and unambiguously reflect the wishes of the American people. We cannot be intimidated by the radical calls from the Left for a delay in the confirmation process. It is the President's duty to nominate Supreme Court Justices and the Senate's duty to advise and consent.

    Hmmm, one wonders why the House of Representatives doesn’t reflect the wishes of the American people. Oh, well, just another RW asshat.

    Even though it is written by a conservative, Tom Nichols, I recommend The Death of Expertise.

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    There’s a lot at stake in the election. We know that. But for right-wing talk show host Glenn Beck, it’s not about saving democracy as much as it is about defeating the devil.

    During an appearance on televangelist Kenneth Copeland‘s network Thursday night, Beck claimed he had a “prophetic dream” years ago telling him that this year would involve a battle against “Satan himself.” The dream scared him, he said, so he told nobody. (Very convenient.) But he was eventually convinced of its legitimacy.

    “I just warn you that we are in a spiritual battle against evil unleashed. We are not fighting the Democrats; we are fighting Satan himself.”

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/10/31/glenn-beck-we-arent-just-fighting-democrats-we-are-fighting-satan-himself/

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    All of this shows that this country is beyond saving; let the idiots have it; success assured. I guess the only thing that this country can do is throw Murdoch in jail as well all the FOX News people. But that is impossible, because of our "freedom of speech" clause. Yes this country is nuts. If you make clauses like that then always there should be "limits" injected; the same applies to our "gun" laws and "Presidents" as well as lots of other laws here which are incompletely designed.

    Our forefathers lived in different times and our stupid "courts" don't want to realize that, because no one puts in the effort to make our laws foolproof, because otherwise they can't make as much money from it if the laws are sound.

    Furthermore if you take out "qualifications" in government jobs, then the "amendments", "clauses" and "rules" are as bad as the original garbage. Yes the "paperwork" here leaves a lot to be desired.

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    An Arizona man who joined other members of a neo-Nazi group in a coordinated campaign to threaten and harass journalists, activists and other targets on both U.S. coasts was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison.

    Johnny Roman Garza, 21, expressed remorse before a federal judge in Seattle handed down the sentence, which was roughly half the length of the term recommended by prosecutors and a probation officer.

    Garza said he was "in a time of darkness and isolation" that made it easier for "rebellious and resentful" influences to take hold of his life.

    "Very unfortunately, I fell in with the worst crowd you can probably fall in with, a very self-destructive crowd at the least," he told U.S. District Judge John Coughenour.

    More than a dozen people linked to Atomwaffen or an offshoot called Feuerkrieg Division have been charged with crimes in federal court since the group's formation in 2016. Atomwaffen has been linked to several killings, including the May 2017 shooting deaths of two men at an apartment in Tampa, Florida, and the January 2018 killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California.

    In Seattle, the judge said he believes Garza is genuinely remorseful. He said he also factored Garza's youth and "turbulent childhood" into his decision to depart from sentencing guidelines that recommended 33 months.

    Coughenour didn't mention President Donald Trump by name but said it has been troubling to see officials at "the highest levels of our government" refer to journalists as "enemies of the people."

    "Referring to journalism and the press and media as 'fake news' enables people who are vulnerable to suggestions like this, very young people ... that this kind of conduct is appropriate," he said.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/12/09/neo-nazi-member-johnny-garza-who-threatened-journalist-gets-prison/3868644001/

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    Minneapolis (AP) -- White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S., and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said he wanted the group to be “operational” on a fast-tracked timeline if President Donald Trump were to lose his re-election bid, the FBI alleges in an affidavit that was mistakenly unsealed.

    The teenager wanted the group to be “operational” by the 2024 election because he believed it was likely a Democrat would win, but “the timeline for being operational would accelerate if President Trump lost the 2020 election,” according to the affidavit. An informant told investigators that the teen “definitely wanted to be operational for violence, but also activism.”

    The Ohio teen, who was 17 at the time, also shared plans with a smaller group about a plot to create a power outage by shooting rifle rounds into power stations in the southeastern U.S. The teen called the plot “Light's Out” and there were plans to carry it out in the summer of 2021, the affidavit states.

    The affidavit details an investigation into group members, who allegedly share white supremacist ideology. The document outlines how they communicated over encrypted messaging applications before three of them eventually met up in person. They also allegedly shared recommended reading on white supremacist literature, required a “uniform” to symbolize their commitment and talked about making weapons. The affidavit says the Ohio teen put Nazi flags in his room, but his mother told him to take them down.

    Some group members also indicated that they were prepared to die for their beliefs. One man from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, allegedly told the Ohio teen: “I can say with absolute certainty that I will die for this effort. I swear it on my life.” The teen replied: “I can say the same,” the court documents state.

    The affidavit says the Ohio teen also spoke numerous times about creating Nazi militant cells around the country like those of the neo-Nazi network the Atomwaffen Division.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-22/fbi-white-supremacists-plotted-attack-on-us-power-grid?sref=P7WyO68q&fbclid=IwAR0rrUvnVTNCKdRze3cpa1unPOzyKU0DV9qm2FwmNBEd65N0TqSJvzbCWfQ

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    I posted this on 11/01/20: Quote:

    All of this shows that this country is beyond saving; let the idiots have it; success assured. I guess the only thing that this country can do is throw Murdoch in jail as well all the FOX News people. But that is impossible, because of our "freedom of speech" clause. Yes this country is nuts. If you make clauses like that then always there should be "limits" injected; the same applies to our "gun" laws and "Presidents" as well as lots of other laws here which are incompletely designed.

    Our forefathers lived in different times and our stupid "courts" don't want to realize that, because no one puts in the effort to make our laws foolproof, because otherwise they can't make as much money from it if the laws are sound.

    Furthermore if you take out "qualifications" in government jobs, then the "amendments", "clauses" and "rules" are as bad as the original garbage. Yes the "paperwork" here leaves a lot to be desired.

    Unquote.

    As long as we maintain our present incomplete "laws" and keep thinking that "rules" will be followed, then we live in la la land. Also if our "education" stays as it is , under Betsy De Vos, then forget that "kids" get the right mentality and know what life is all about on this tiny planet. Right now "money" is the "god" here, but not "common sense"

    Sorry to say that this "island" until now refuses to join the world in progress, especial the "greed mentality" needs a lot of fixing.

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    An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people. Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional. The FBI is leading the investigation.

    Police spokesman Don Aaron said the 6:30 a.m. explosion was believed to be “an intentional act.” Police earlier said they believe a vehicle was involved in the explosion. Aaron said three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, although none were in critical condition.

    The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation, said spokesman Joel Siskovic. Federal investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also on the scene. The FBI is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for investigating federal crimes, such as explosives violations and acts of terrorism. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also on the scene.

    No one has been charged yet, or taken credit for the bombing, but I would be surprised it was somebody other than one the crazy right wing militia folks.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nashville-explosion-20201225-jol67z3grrcljozhl3rmqyuuxy-story.html

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    During his debate with Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously said, "there you go again".

    Many of us (especially me) assume that if anything terrible happens, it's the fault of the right wing crazies. Often, we are right, but not in the case of the Nashville bomb explosion.

    The man who set off the explosion was a 63 year old computer technician, who decided to commit suicide by blowing himself up in his RV.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/us/anthony-quinn-warner-dead.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage