BAXLEY, Ga. – Police are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible.
Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter beaten by two customers. It happened Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia.
The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly.
When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face.
Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith, according to our ABC affiliate in Savannah WJCL. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.
The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials say they headed north on Highway 144.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111
What a loony state! California went nuts when Trump announced Muslim travel ban from several terror-linked Muslim countries. Now the left-wing state bans publicly funded travel to eight states over alleged LGBT discrimination. But California is ok with Muslims who believe it’s ok to kill gays because that’s what Islam says.
The eight states: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky , South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee
( Daily Mail ) Donald Trump turned his first ever Congressional Picnic into a family fair on Thursday evening, with the President, his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka all letting their hair down for a night of celebration.
Photographs from White House’s South Lawn showed Melania kissing babies as she and her husband mingled with people in attendance.
Meanwhile, Ivanka played with her daughter, Arabella, in the Rose Garden.
Melania was wearing a $2,255 Mary Katrantzou ‘osmond grid’ print dress on the night.
The president also shook hands on the lawn, which had been decorated to look like Manhattan’s Central Park – apparently in tribute to the New Yorker who now spends his weekdays at the White House.
Earlier, Trump used his short speech at the event to call on Republicans and Democrats to come together during a short speech at the Congressional Picnic in Washington.
The president opened his brief remarks by saying his ‘thoughts and prayers’ are with congressman Steve Scalise, who was wounded after being shot during a practice session ahead of the Congressional Baseball game earlier this month.
‘We are so touched that joining us here this evening are Steve and Jennifer’s children… in fact, we just gave them a beautiful tour of the White House. They got the A-tour,’ he continued.
Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.
Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses.
Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of the year, Comey drew second-glances from some stunned by-passers
Pastor Shahram Hadian: “The next time I give a presentation, if someone gets offended, are they going to report me?..Obviously it’s moving toward Shariah compliance. This is what Europe has done.”
Hadian said the Minneapolis officials will seek to target Christians with the new snitch line.
The city of Minneapolis has set up a hotline for residents to report suspected hate crimes, including “speech and actions,” according to statements on the city’s website.
The city, which will operate the “service” through its 3-1-1 helpline, is targeting any “harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice,” according to a press release. Those wishing to report a hate crime from outside the city may dial 612-673-3000.
According to the local newspaper, the Star-Tribune, “the announcement comes amid signs of a recent surge of such incidents affecting Muslims and Jews across the country, many of which go unreported.”
The city’s Department of Civil Rights clearly states on its website that it only enforces hate crimes against certain “protected classes.”
A city official further indicated the impetus for the hate-crimes hotline was the election of President Trump and that the targets would be his supporters.
“Since the general election, many of us have experienced, witnessed firsthand or heard of actions of: racism, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry directed at people here and in cities across the United States,” Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel wrote in a statement posted on the city’s website. “In no uncertain terms, hate-motivated speech and actions have no place in Minneapolis nor will they be tolerated.”
….Shahram Hadian, whose family fled Iran in the run-up to the Islamic revolution in 1978, said he was aghast at the Minneapolis hotline.
“This is ultimately what they got passed up in Canada. But this is the backdoor approach to eventually setting up hate speech laws … hate crimes morph into hate speech,” said Hadian, a former law enforcement officer turned pastor who heads Truth In Love Ministries.
Hadian said he has no doubt that the Minneapolis officials will seek to target Christians with the new snitch line.
“Obviously it’s moving toward Shariah compliance. This is what Europe has done,” he said. “You have people arrested there, various examples of it, and charged with crimes for something they said about Islam. So this is a back-door attempt to get hate speech laws on the books and to create the environment of normalcy where you’re going to see Christians turned in to the government because we are either speaking about Christianity or because we’re speaking factually about Islam.
“It’s a violation of our fundamental rights under the First Amendment. That’s chilling, and it’s so disturbing and underhanded what they’re doing, to say, ‘Let’s start turning people in whom we don’t agree with.’”
Hadian said the hotline will have a chilling effect on pastors and lecturers in Minnesota.
“So what, the next time I give a presentation, if someone gets offended, are they going to report me?” he said. “That’s where we’re headed with this.”
Outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Duluth, every county in Minnesota voted for Trump in the November general election.
Stevie Wonder: You cannot say black lives matter and then kill yourselves..The first thing you must do is stop believing the fallacy of you not being important…it is completely unacceptable for one to hate themselves so much that anyone that looks like you, you want to kill.”
From Daily Caller:
Famous singer Stevie Wonder criticized the black community for its high rates of crime while at a peace conference over the weekend.
Wonder pointed out that black people shouldn’t say “black lives matter” when the community is struggling with black-on-black crime, reports Billboard.
“It is in your hands to stop all the killing and all the shooting wherever it might be. Because you cannot say black lives matter and then kill yourselves,” Wonder told those gathered at the North Minneapolis Peace Conference.
“Because you know we’ve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter is by loving each other and doing something about it. Not just talking about it, not just waiting to see the media and press come when there’s a horrible thing,” Wonder continued.
Wonder also pointed out that the black community must start loving themselves and valuing each others’ lives.
“The first thing you must do is stop believing the fallacy of you not being important,” Wonder said. “Because it is completely unacceptable for one to hate themselves so much that anyone that looks like you, you want to kill.”
Unhinged! Tarsha Clarke, a 6th grade English Language Arts black teacher, allegedly forced white students to stand and apologize for their “white privilege” at Western Rockingham Middle School in North Carolina.
“[The teacher] caused some of her students to stand up and apologize to other students based on their inequal [sic] opportunities of education,” Farren Wilkinson said.
American Lens was also told by one parent that the incident was more specific than Wilkinson stated.
According to that parent, [the teacher] forced her white students to stand in front of the class and apologize to the minority students for their “white privilege.”
American Lens contacted Stephanie Wray, Principal of Western Rockingham Middle School, [and] asked for comment the alleged white privilege [the] incident […]
Wray indicated no such incident happened.
“In regard to your additional requests, I can not [sic] speak on any individual, however any allegations brought to our attention are investigated thoroughly and proper disciplinary action is taken if needed. Again, I can not speak regarding specific individuals due to personnel law, however the particular incident you asked about was unfounded to happen at our school,” wrote Wray.
Principal Wray’s response appears to be the district standard for The College Fix received the exact same answer after contacting Rockingham spokeswoman Karen Hyler.
“More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,” the study said
( CBS ) Does driving while high have any impact on auto accident rates? Legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington correlates to about a 3 percent increase in auto collision claim frequencies compared to states without such legislation, according to a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study. It’s the first one the group has conducted since the drug went on sale legally.
“More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,” the study said.
The HLDI is affiliated with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit research organization that usually focuses on figuring out which cars are safest. The group is funded by auto insurance companies, which have a vested interest in not having to pay claims and — of course — hold a bias against impaired driving of any kind.
According to the HLDI, past researchers haven’t been able to “definitively connect marijuana use with real-world crashes,” and even a federal study failed to find such a link. “Studies on the effects of legalizing marijuana for medical use have also been inconclusive,” said the HLDI.
Instead, the group focused on three states — Colorado, where legal marijuana retail sales started in 2014, as well as Oregon and Washington, where sales began in 2015 — and compared them to the collision claims in neighboring states such as Nevada and Utah, parts of which now allow only medical marijuana. It also factored in statistics regarding the three states where recreational use is now legal from before it became available to the general public.
President Trump: ” Those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,”
( Fox News ) President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.
“The time has come for new immigration rules that say … those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump told a campaign-style rally in Grand Rapids, Iowa.
Trump’s proposal would build on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which allows federal authorities to deport immigrants who become public dependents within five years of their arrival. Many of that law’s provisions were rolled back during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, but Trump’s proposal would make more categories of federal benefits off-limits to immigrants.
Currently,states typically have the authority to determine eligibility for local public assistance programs.
JUNE 20–A judge yesterday approved a Texas man’s request to change his name from Ernesto Baeza Acosta to Ernesto Trump, records show.
In a District Court petition filed earlier this month, Acosta wrote that, “I want to use my new name because it is more suitable for professional purposes.”
Acosta, 34, is an Odessa resident who was born in Houston, according to a court filing that lists his race as “Hispanic.” Seen at right, Acosta paid a $272 filing fee to become the country’s newest Trump.
In an interview today, Trump said that his parents were born in Mexico and entered the U.S. illegally more than 40 years ago. Noting that both his parents have green cards, Trump added that his mother, who is not a fan of the president, was upset about his name change.
While Trump said that he is a supporter of the president, he acknowledged that he did not vote for the Republican candidate in November since he is unregistered.
Know as “Big Ern,” Trump operates a YouTube channel (7620 subscribers) stocked with stunt and comedy videos. He works as a supervisor for a large retailer whose name he asked TSG not to print.
In a clip posted yesterday, Trump referred to himself as “the undeportable one” and “the president’s son.” He also said that he would like to spend some “father-son time” with the 45th president, adding that an invite to the White House for dinner would be nice. (2 pages)
Sabo, street artist and former US marine uses politically incorrect art to target the left, whom he believes are “pot-smoking lazy bums” hostile to western values. According to Sabo, “ leftism is a mental disorder…and Republicans are the new punk…I’m pretty much the only right-winger doing guerrilla art. I’m like patient zero, the first one doing this on our side.” ”
Under cover of darkness, he peppers public spaces in LA with images and slogans targeting liberals, whom he associates with “pot-smoking lazy bums” hostile to western values. He puts the same images and slogans on posters, T-shirts and pins which he sells from his website and at Republican party gatherings across the US.
“I think leftism is a mental disorder,” Sabo, 49, said in an interview at his home. “I truly believe I’m fighting the good fight.”
The fight is proving lucrative. After a decade of inflammatory guerrilla art which yielded little money or recognition, Sabo is on a roll plastering images of Donald Trump, and most recently Milo Yiannopoulos, across LA.
In a city thrumming with opposition to the president, the artist is part of the resistance to the resistance, a figure feted in Republican circles who appears on Fox News, Breitbart, the Blaze and other conservative media outlets. No longer behind on his rent or scrounging to buy a burger, he has bought a $7,000 industrial-size printer which fills a corner of his apartment.
“Republicans are the new punk,” said Sabo, echoing a slogan on his T-shirt also adorned with an image of Trump in a three-piece suit, looking rather rakish, giving the finger. “I’m pretty much the only right-winger doing guerrilla art. I’m like patient zero, the first one doing this on our side.”
Protesters blew whistles as President Donald Trump started talking about Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) at a packed rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Wednesday evening.
“I’d also like to take this moment to send our thoughts and prayers to our courageous friend, somebody that I’ve gotten to know very well, Steve Scalise, and everyone recovering from the assault…(loud whistles blow)…Never fails. Never fails.” (Scalise was reported Wednesday to be upgraded to fair condition and beginning rehab.)
The crowd booed the protestors in response.
“Never fails,” Trump reacted.
As the protestors were being escorted out, the crowd began chanting “USA! USA!”
“And we love our police!” he exclaimed, causing the crowd to cheer.
Trump continued with his remarks about Scalise, saying, “We’re praying for you, we’re pulling for you, you have our absolute support and our deepest admiration.”
President Trump also expressed gratitude to the Capitol police officers who saved many lives at that Congressional Baseball practice shooting.
Protesters blowing whistles interrupt President Trump, as he was sending thoughts and prayers to Rep. Steve Scalise https://t.co/8XkWdaEh3N
Germany’s war on free speech! German police conducted nationwide raids on citizens who posted on social media ‘hate speech’ or who participated in online “hate groups.” ( I bet none of the arrested are Muslims who call for jihad or death to German infidels! ).
Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations.
But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats or harassment based on someone’s sexual orientation.
“The still high incidence of punishable hate posting shows a need for police action,” Holger Münch, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, said in a statement.
“Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet.”
The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday.
Barack Obama an epic disaster not only to America but most especially to his own Democrat Party.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel : Democratic Party “1,000 seats” behind the Republican Party at this point.
( Breitbart byPam Key) This week at The National Press Club when asked if Democrats can retake the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) said that the Democratic Party was “1,000 seats” behind the Republican Party at this point.
As a former DCCC chairman, Emanuel is credited for playing a key role in the Democratic Party regaining the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2006 election.
Emanuel said, “Sure it can happen anybody that tells you it will happen this far out doesn’t hasn’t been in campaigns, it’s too far to predict, a lot of things happen. I’d rather be a Democrat today going into 2018 than a Republican. And you didn’t pay me to say that, OK? Every time the House of Representatives has filled, it’s been a midterm election That is a fact. No party has gone into a midterm with a president this unpopular at this point. Without a severe consequence to that party’s position in the House.”
He continued, “As somebody who has spent my life building the party, we are 1,000 seats shorter today than we were in 2009 or 2008. This is not about one election. It’s about building a party.”
He added, “It’s about making sure we win state House seats in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and New Mexico.”
Police said a suspect has been taken into custody. The airport released the following statement:
“All passengers are safe and are being evacuated at this time. Please check with your airline for potential cancellations or delays.”
The FBI is leading the investigation. The Flint City Hall began operating under heightened security in an abundance of caution after the incident.
“Right now we are still awaiting more information about the situation at Bishop Airport this morning,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. “My thoughts and prayers are with all of our law enforcement officers who work to service and protect us each and every day. I want the public to know that several agencies are involved and working to ensure the situation is under control. However, at this time we are taking extra precautions just to be safe.”
Florida Dem Party chair Stephen Bittel “They’re like children, these black lawmakers.”
( Free Beacon ) Florida Democratic Party chairman Stephen Bittel is considering resigning following backlash from racially charged comments he made toward members of the legislative black caucus.
The tension started at a Saturday fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party, the Miami Heraldreports. Bittel shortened the program by removing a segment in which state legislators would be recognized.
Bittel referred to the anger from lawmakers over the snub as “childish.” Bittel also said State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D.), a black legislator who expressed lawmakers’ unhappiness to the chairman, was acting “like a three year old.”
After the dinner, white State Sen. Lauren Book (D.) asked Bittel about the situation.
“They’re like children, these black lawmakers. They just don’t get it,” Bittel said. “I raised more money in this amount of time than they ever could.”
Bittel made matters worse for himself by initially accusing the African-American lawmakers of “playing the race card” once they took offense, Politicoreports.
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat, Fox News has learned. Despite being under investigation, Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances to access sensitive government information.
The department’s investigation aims to determine whether Clinton and her closest aides violated government protocols by using her private server to receive, hold and transmit classified and top-secret government documents. The department declined to say when its inquiry began, but it follows the conclusion of the FBI’s probe into the matter, which did not result in any actions being taken against Clinton or any of her aides.
Depending on the outcome of the current State Department inquiry, Clinton and her aides could have their access to sensitive government documents terminated.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed to Fox News the department’s formal inquiry.
( New York Post ) A Brooklyn financier was found naked and dead in his tony Dumbo pad — after a gay bondage hookup went awry, police sources said Tuesday.
Neil Rodney Smith, 57, CEO of the investment firm Infraccess, was discovered lying on his back in bed with a wet towel stuffed in his mouth and a pillow over his face inside the apartment at 1 Main St. around 1:45 p.m. Monday, police sources said.
“He went online and hooked up with some guy and, whatever they were doing,” he died, a police source said.
Not long before his death, “A roommate heard a guy in there with him. He heard them having sex,” the source added.
Sounds from the room stopped, and a roommate later found Smith dead, the police source said.
There were no signs of trauma — but police are investigating whether there may have been foul play, according to cops.
Police also are reviewing surveillance camera footage of a male visitor from outside the home.
“There is video surveillance of a guy and a girl outside the apartment. The girl stays out, and the guy goes in,” the police source said.
Smith had been talking online with the mystery man before he was found dead, according to cops.
“There were text messages exchanged and Facebook stuff where he’s hooking up with this guy,” a police source said
Democrat heads are exploding as Donald Trump Jr. mocks Democrats on twitter after Democrat Jon Ossoff defeat by GOP Karen Handel in Georgia special election. Ossoff spent more than $30 million and has nine times as many donors from California as from Georgia plus the usual celebrity endorsement.
Donald Trump Jr. on twitter:
Congratulations dems that’s the most expensive participation medal ev… um since November. #maga
After dems spent more $ than any Cong race in history it should be. 9 to 1 $ from California vs GA if I recall correctly.
Polls were wrong, again. No surprise. We deliver results, the Dems raise $ from the coasts while not even living where they want to serve.
“I look forward to hearing about the Democrat’s moral victory for the next 2-3 weeks.”
“Dems now 0-4 in all their “referendum” special elections,but hey there’s a bright side.. they tell me they’re 4-4 in moral victories. #maga”
“Hey Media, instead of saying Democrats LOST say Republicans WON! Trump agenda is popular… #TellTheTruth #maga”
The democrats could not have put more into this race. They spent the most $ EVER and LOST. Maybe they will start working with POTUS?
Ossoff currently lives just outside Georgia’s 6th Congressional District with his girlfriend, while she is attending medical school. He said that he has been transparent about the fact that he doesn’t live in the district and pledged to move back to the district as soon as his girlfriend finishes school.
“I’m a mile and a half down the street to support Alicia while she finishes medical school. It’s something I’ve been very transparent about,” he said. “In fact, I’m proud to be supporting her career.”
Ouch! Jon Ossoff Democrat voters are hard to reach because they live with their parents.
From Daily Caller:
A precinct captain for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign complained recently that many of his constituents are hard to reach because they still live at home with their parents.
“Those were the angriest people,” Jessica Zeigler told Slate, referring to the Republican parents of the young Democrats. “When you are targeting their child, or heaven forbid their child might not think the same way as them, it becomes ugly.”
Ziegler, who has been quoted in a number of Slate articles and a NYTimes piece, added that the police had even been called on Ossoff volunteers on a number of occasions.
Ziegler focused on encouraging young voters to turn out by recruiting recent high school graduates to get in touch with their peers over social media.
The Georgia special congressional election has received significant media attention, in part because of the record-breaking level of funding poured into the rac
Hollywood tears are flooding after Hollywood-favorite Jon Ossoff got defeated by Republican Karen Handel. Celebrities did their best to push pajama boy across the finish line – and failed.
Ossoff used Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign strategy using celebrities and was criticized by left-wing MSNBC host Nicole Wallace during a Monday interview, ” Do you think Hillary Clinton’s failure with the biggest and brightest celebrities by her side and Jay Z and Beyonce, do you think it’s smart to have the celebrities on your side?” ( Watch Jon Ossoff Struggle To Explain Why His Campaign Is Relying On Celebrities )
Celebrities like Jane Fonda, Alyssa Milano, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Leguizamo, donated time and money to on Ossoff’s Democrat’s campaign in what became an expensive ( $50 million ) and closely-watched 2017 special election and a de facto referendum on President’s Trump’s tenure in office thus far.
Here are their tweets:
Debra Messing: That’s so hard to process
Alyssa Milano: GROUPHUG~ get in.
Rosie O’Donnell: DONALD TRUMP IS THE DARKNESS ITSELF
Despite of fake polls, despite of fake news, donors from out of state and all kinds of left-wing celebrity endorsement, Republican candidates won two special elections tonight against their Democrat opponents.
Karen Handel wins Georgia against pajama boy Jon Ossof.
Ralph Norman wins South Carolina against Archie Parnell.
The race in Georgia’s 6th district is the most expensive House race in US history. More than $50 million was spent on the race to replace Rep. Tom Price in the US House who joined President Trump’s administration leaving his seat empty.
This weekend, foreign dairy farm workers ( illegals ) marched on Ben & Jerry’s Vermont factory demanding better pay and living conditions. “We can’t wait anymore. We are going to pressure them and see what happens,” says Victor Diaz, one of the farm workers. The June 17th March for Milk with Dignity marks two years since Ben & Jerry’s first committed to join the program that was started by activist group “Migrant Justice” three years ago.
Ben & Jerry hired illegal immigrants who work harder and joined Milk with Dignity program in 2015, developed in 2014 by farm workers and the Vermont group Migrant Justice to ensure that farms provide them fair wages and working conditions and decent housing. Two years later, Ben & Jerry still not meeting their needs as the company is busy trashing President Trump for his immigration stance.
About 85 percent of the milk Ben & Jerry’s uses comes from Vermont dairy farms. Vermont’s Caring Dairy program promotes sustainable farming by offering farmers cash incentives for keeping up with best management practices.
‘Tolerant’ Ben & Jerry’s Hired A Ton Of Illegals To Prove Trump Wrong – Get SICK Thank You ‘Gift’ For The Job https://t.co/am8RF6hNyS vi
suspected suicide bomber who allegedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before triggering an explosion at Brussels Central Station has been gunned down and killed by soldiers.
Shots rang out soon after 8pm on Tuesday as police and soldiers moved in to ‘neutralise’ the man, who was said to be ‘threatening rail passengers’ in what is being considered as a terrorist incident.
The attacker was not confirmed dead for several hours after being shot as medics could not approach him for fear that the explosives strapped to him could go off, official authorities said.
Initial reports suggested the suspect – described as being ‘tanned, well-built and in his 30s’ – was wearing an explosive vest or rucksack, while witnesses later claimed he tried to blow up a trolley or a suitcase.
Terrified passengers inside the station ran towards the tracks as they tried to avoid the blast while tourists outside fled in panic. Within a few minutes the busy nearby shops and restaurants were shut down.
A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion of a bomb belt the suspect had at the Central Station and evacuated the city’s famed Grand Place square 650 feet away while checking to see if there more hazards.
The suspect was shot by soldiers who were already patrolling the station when they swooped on the attacker. There were no other casualties and police quickly said the situation was ‘under control’.
She’s the heir to the glittering Swarovski gemstone empire so, naturally, Victoria Swarovski’s wedding was a dazzling affair.
The 23-year-old, who is also a famous singer in Austria, married her childhood sweetheart and property investment boyfriend, Werner Mürz, over the weekend in Trieste, Italy, in a show-stopping three-day bash.
The crystal heiress stunned in a 46kg custom-made gown that she designed herself with the help of Dubai-based designer, Michael Cinco, whose celebrity clients include Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. The gown reportedly cost over £700,000 and came embellished with 500,000 Swarovski crystals, paillete and laser-cut flowers.
She offset her stunning tulle and lace designer dress, which came with an eight-metre veil and train, with Jimmy Choo heels.
The couple, who met in 2010, said their vows in the Cathedral of San Giusto in front of 250 of their closest friends and family – and stretched the festivities over three days in the Italian sun.
When North Korea arrested Otto Warmbier for removal of a propaganda poster, for which there is little to no proof , he did not get any sympathy from the left. The nasty left was more worried about its negative impact on their beloved Obama’s administration.
Check below what the left-wing media said about Otto’s arrest:
Salon :“ This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea.”
Ebony: “On The Revocation Of White Privilege In North Korea.”
Warmbier’s crime “is an unfortunate side effect of being socialized first as a White boy, and then as a White man in this country.”
“The kind of arrogance bred by that kind of conditioning is pathogenic, causing its host to develop a subconscious yet no less obnoxious perception that the rules do not apply to him, or at least that their application is negotiable.”
‘Nightly Show’ host Larry Wilmore : “It’s just tough for me to have much sympathy for this guy and his crocodile tears.”
As Reuters reports, Warmbier fell into a coma in March 2016, “shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea.”
While North Korea insists Warmbier fell into a coma after contracting botulism, Reuters states that the 22-year-old’s family believes he had been “brutalized and terrorized by the Pyongyang government.” American doctors, prior to Warmbier’s death, confirmed there was no sign of botulism in his system.
While Otto’s father, Fred Warmbier, thanked President Trump for bringing back their son, he slammed former president Barack Obama for their handling of the situation where they were told to keep quiet about his captivity.
Otto’s father noted he was never granted a face to face interview with former President Obama.
Warmbier’s father spoke at a press conference:
FRED WARMBIER: When Otto was first taken, we were advised by the past administration to take a low profile while they worked to obtain his release. We did so without result. Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over.
We made a few media appearances and traveled to Washington to meet with [Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan] Ambassador Joe Yun at the State Department.
It is my understanding that Ambassador Yun and his team, at the direction of the president aggressively pursued resolution of the situation.
They have our thanks for bringing him home.
When a reporter asked Otto’s father if he felt President Obama could have done more he was quick to reaffirm that notion saying:
“I think the results speak for themselves. We’ve been to Washington, D.C. over a dozen times. We met everyone in the past administration from John Kerry to the Swedish ambassador, Sternloff, who lives in Pyongyang. He came in town, we met his aide when he came in town. We’ve met our senators, our congressmen. We’ve worked with Governor Richardson,” he said, referring to former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who also served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.Those were our efforts. We relied on this false premise that they would treat Otto fairly and would let him go. Otto was held as a war criminal.
They termed his confinement as a war criminal. We did what we could. We tried to stay low. We were advised that it was important that you don’t upset the North Koreans. We followed that logic. There came a time that that doesn’t seem to have any impact. So we went public with an interview on Tucker Carlson’s show, and then did a couple of written pieces, and then very quickly we have Otto home.”
Fred Warmbier thanked both President Trump and Ohio Senator Rob Portman for helping them get their son back to the United States. He talked over the phone with the President and said the President was primarily focused on how the family was doing.
“It was a really nice conversation. It was kind, and it was, ‘Are you taking care of yourself?’ and ‘We worked hard, and I’m sorry this is the outcome.’ He told me a little bit about Secretary Tillerson and Joe Yun, and they teamed up and made things happen. He was very candid. It was a nice conversation. To be honest with you, I had avoided conversations with him, because to what end?” he added.
President Trump also slammed North Korea’s “brutal regime” Monday after Otto Warmbier’s death:
“Lot of bad things happened,” Trump said during a White House meeting with technology CEOs, “but at least we got him home to be with his parents.”
“It’s a brutal regime,” Trump went on, “and we’ll be able to handle it.”
Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea after officials there said he took a propaganda banner from a hotel in early 2016. His tour group was leaving when authorities detained Warmbier. He was released by the communist regime in a coma last week.
( Daily Caller ) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.
Conservative and liberal critics, however, believe the institute constitutes a major conflict of interest for McCain, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
….Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.
The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
“We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it’s simply ignorant. We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us!! #boycottdolcegabbana,”
Dolce & Gabbana slams ignorant Miley Cyrus after Trump-hater criticizes Italian designer for their politics.
The real collusion!Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” were removed government possession.
Conveniently, documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library and won’t be available to the public for the next five years.
The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.”
The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election; the hacking of DNC computers; or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials. Specifically, the NSC told Judicial Watch:
Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.
President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the breaking news, “Prosecutors, Congress, and the public will want to know when the National Security Council shipped off the records about potential intelligence abuses by the Susan Rice and others in the Obama White House to the memory hole of the Obama Presidential Library. We are considering our legal options but we hope that the Special Counsel and Congress also consider their options and get these records.”
( Daily Mail ) One person has been killed and ten more injured after a white van driver screaming ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims’ ploughed into worshippers near a renowned north London mosque, in the latest terror attack to rock Britain.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the van mounted the pavement and veered into a congregation outside the Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque, shortly after they finished Ramadan evening prayers.
Heroic bystanders wrestled the suspect – who was clean-shaven with curly hair and wore a white t-shirt – to the floor and pinned him down until officers arrived after he allegedly screamed: ‘I want to kill all Muslims’, and ‘I did my bit’.
At the time of the attack, which was just after midnight, several people were heroically giving first aid to an elderly member of the public who had collapsed at the bus stop with a medical issue.
Today, police confirmed he was the man who had died. Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said it is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack.
…The company operating Grenfell installed cladding in 2015 as part of a $12 million retrofit. The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization, which owns the building, installed a cheaper cladding made of “powder-coated aluminium panels that are usually filled with plastic insulation, which is flammable,” The Guardian reported.
…. Experts say that flames were able to engulf Grenfell Tower so quickly because a space between the cladding and the building created a chimney effect through which the fire rapidly spread upwards.
“I have never seen a fire that has engulfed an entire building like this in a career of more than 30 years,” Matt Wrack, who heads the Fire Brigades Union, told The Telegraph.
“It could be that this is the quest for sustainability trumping other concerns,” echoed Dr. Jim Glockling of the Fire Protection Association.
…The building owners planned on putting in fire barriers on each floor, but it’s not clear if they ever did, The Guardian reported.
Glockling told The Guardian that his own tests on the cladding found if the barriers had any breaches, by a pipe or other object, “a chimney effect may quickly develop that will cause the very rapid consumption of the insulation and expansion of the damage area.”
In a lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, the “Piano Man” crooner said people don’t come to his concerts to hear him preach politics.
“I try to stay out of politics. I am a private citizen and I have a right to believe in my own political point of view, but I try not to get up on a soapbox and tell people how to think,” Joel said.
“I’ve been to shows where people start haranguing the audience about what’s going on politically and I’m thinking, ‘You know, this isn’t why I came here,’” the singer explained. “As a matter of fact, one of the biggest cheers of the night comes when we do ‘Piano Man’ and I sing, ‘They know that it’s me that they’re coming to see to forget about life for a while,’ and the audience lets out this huge ‘ahhhh’ and I say, ‘OK, yeah, don’t forget that.’”
The six-time Grammy-winner, who’s scored chart-topping hits and has toured the world for five decades, did say that he is “still flabbergasted” that Donald Trump won the White House.
( Milo ) A video making the rounds on Facebook right now shows members of The Satanic Temple in “BDSM baby” costumes hijacking an anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood.
“The Satanic Temple is fighting to protect women’s right to safe and legal abortion,” VICE’s caption for the video, which has amassed more than 6,000 shares since Thursday, reads.
The video begins with a shot of the “BDSM baby” counter-protesters waving whips and moaning in front of anti-abortion activists.
One of the Satanists can subsequently be seen stating, “I would say that we employ radical political theater to draw attention to the absurdity of the pro-life movement.”
“There’s no way that we can come there and have a logical discussion or argument and so we don’t want to give them credit for this this absurdity,” the woman continues.
Another Satanist goes on to explain that, as per The Satanic Temple’s tenets, “the body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone” and scientific facts (he doesn’t say which ones) should be relied upon.
President Donald Trump’s first trip to Camp David with Melania, Barron and the in-laws.
From Daily Mail:
Nearly five months into his presidency, Trump flew to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, for the very first time.
Trump waved to photographers as he departed the White House in a navy suit, while Melania donned a $1,795 belted white shirt dress. Their son Barron Trump showed off Arsenal Football Club shorts and matching red knee-high socks.
Trump’s in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, joined the president for the overnight at Camp David after they accompanied Melania and Barron on their official move to the White House. It remains unclear whether the Knavs will live there full time.
Trump has favored his palatial residences in Florida and New Jersey over the wooded hideaway used by many presidents before him.
He told foreign newspapers earlier this year that Camp David was ‘very rustic’ and said: ‘You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes.’
Trump is scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday.
America’s ultimate source of fake news strikes again!
CNN Politics tweeted an image Thursday of both congressional baseball teams gathered on the field, kneeling in prayer. The caption of the image, though, said, “Members of the Democratic team gather on the field for a prayer before the Congressional Baseball Game.” implying that only Democrats were kneeling in prayer and not the Republicans.
CNN’s tweet came on the heels of Wednesday’s shooting by Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson , who opened fire and shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and several others as the Republican team practiced for Thursday’s game.
After inundated by enraged conservative Twitter users, CNN deleted the tweet and re-tweeted the image:
Members of both teams gather on the field for a prayer before the Congressional Baseball Game (corrects who prayed) https://t.co/OQGigBrpVQ