Left-wing protesters invade College Republicans meeting, reportedly declare ‘dialogue is violence’

Leftist students invaded a school-approved meeting of the College Republicans at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on Sunday, reportedly chanting that “dialogue is violence” and accusing the GOP students of being Nazis, fascists, racists, and white supremacists. How did this start? Student activist Haik Adamian — a “ringleader” of the protest, according to Campus Reform — posted on the official UCSC Student Facebook group about the College Republicans meeting, the outlet said. “White Supremacist, fascist sympathizing College Republicans are having a meeting at McHenry library, room 0332. Everybody be aware of this violent racist activity happening everyday on this campus!” his post said, Campus Reform reported. “We need a movement of people on this campus that rejects the ‘right of assembly’ or ‘right of free speech’ for white supremacists and fascists.” What happened next? According to a statement from the College Republicans, posted by City on a Phil […] Read More

What is The Deep State?

One of the ancillary benefits of Donald Trump’s insurgence into the US political scene has been a forceful injection of realism into the national political discourse. One of those points of discussion is centered around the concept of a ‘state within a state,’ commonly referred to as the Deep State. It’s suddenly become an acceptable mainstream idea, but prior to the 2016 election cycle, that conversation was strictly a fringe affair, mostly relegated to the realms of ‘conspiracy’ forums and alternative media. but now its written and spoken about as a mainstream One of the most coherent articulations of this idea originated from a former US Congressional staffer turned best-selling author, Mike Lofgren. In his book, The Deep State, he outlines the shape and structure of this seemingly invisible ‘state within a state,’ but unlike the establishment media’s innocuous commentary, Lofgren also delivers a incisive moral verdict on this […] Read More

More ‘Hate Crime’ Hoaxes Debunked By Law Enforcement

A female student in Ohio is being charged after filing a false police report alleging that she was attacked by Donald Trump supporters, and liberal students in Massachusetts are facing disciplinary action after creating Ku Klux Klan hoax vandalism. The day after the election, 24-year-old Eleesha Long, a black student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, claimed that she was attacked by three white men wearing Trump hats who threw rocks at her and called her a racial slur. She immediately took to Facebook about the attack, and it went rapidly viral. She described in detail what each man was wearing during the alleged “hate crime,” and what happened to her — but never filed a police report. Eventually, an officer from her school took her to the police station to file a report. Throughout the police investigation, Long’s story changed multiple times and her Facebook and Verizon […] Read More

7 Reasons Why We Do Not Need a President

by Gary ‘Z’ McGee “It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ~Douglas Adams No single human being should ever be allowed as much power as the president is given, no matter how competent, worthy, or wise they may be. Power can take down the most robust of characters. It’s a fire that burns unless it is somehow dispersed and expiated. The irony is that nobody who wants to be president should be president, because they are the ones most likely to become corrupt, if they’re not corrupt already. Lured by power, lured by the need to rule, lured by the need to control, those seeking power are the least fit to wield it. So […] Read More

Exposed: The US is an Oligarchy Ruled by Billionaires and Dictators

Eric Zuesse Off Guardian Even for the post of U.S. President, the preferences of the American people have only a marginal, if any, impact upon the selection of the person to occupy that post. In Colorado’s Republican race to win delegates to the Republican National Convention for selecting the Republican Presidential nominee, there was no primary, and there was no caucus. As the Republican magazine National Review headlined on April 11th, attempting to justify what a Republican wag had just headlined as “Cruz Celebrates Voterless Win”: “Donald Trump Laid a Colorado Goose Egg because He Was Disorganized and Amateurish.” Their argument (since they campaign for any Republican but Trump) was: he lost “because he was disorganized and amateurish”  not because he had been cheated by the Party-hierarchy. National Review explained that in the process which had been set up by the Colorado Republican Party (it’s set up by each individual state’s Republican Party, […] Read More

The GOP Is Now Bragging About Voter Suppression

(Photo: Beanbag Amerika; Edited: LW / TO) Voting, Thomas Paine once said, “is the beating heart of democracy.” It’s what makes our democracy possible. Without it, Paine said, “man would be reduced to slavery.” It’s for this very reason, of course, that conservatives have worked since the founding of our republic to make it harder or downright impossible for people who are not part of the political and economic elite to vote. This conservative war on voting has taken on a number of different forms, Jim Crow being just the most obvious example, but it has always been based on one simple idea: conservatives lose elections when more people vote, and win elections when fewer people vote. As American Legislative Exchange Council founder and Reagan advisor Paul Weyrich put it back in 1980, “our leverage in the elections… goes up as the voting populace goes down.” This has been […] Read More

BFP Roundtable: Pedophiles Run the Government & No One Gives a Damn!

Today on BFP Roundtable James Corbett talks to Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins and Wayne Madsen about the Hastert scandal and cover up, the history and context of this story, and the remarkable lack of public interest in the case. Background: The scandal that recently enveloped speaker of the house Dennis Hastert, downplayed as a decades-old story, has already disappeared from the headlines. But a series of revelations from FBI whistleblowers reveal that this story is just the tip of a very seedy iceberg, one that implicates Hastert, his top aide, and other Congress members and government officials in a criminal network involved in sexual intrigue, foreign espionage, blackmail, and drug money. *BFP Campaign on “The Real Hastert Case”: Click Here **Information on Dennis Hastert and ‘others’ is also covered in my books Classified Woman & The Lone Gladio. For this campaign, until October 31, we are offering both […] Read More

Mike Huckabee Argues Poor People Should Be Sold Into Slavery If Caught Stealing

Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has some big ideas for the United States criminal justice system. According to Think Progress, the presidential hopeful contends that the government should sell poor people into slavery, if they have been convicted of more or less any crimes – including even stealing food to eat. Yesterday, during an appearance on Mickelson in the Morning, a popular Iowa radio program, the Fox News host told interviewer Jan Mickelson his ideas when Mickelson began by lamenting that the “criminal justice system has been taken over by progressives.” The discussion took a turn to slavery, when Mickelson noted that the Biblical book of Exodus “says, if a person steals, they have to pay it back two-fold, four-fold. If they don’t have anything, we’re supposed to take them down and sell them.” Mickelson argued that slavery is the real way that crime should be deterred. “We indenture […] Read More

Poll: Independents Will Soon Outnumber Republicans and Democrats Combined

(IVN.US) A recent NBC poll confirms that the partisan political environment is, in fact, taking a toll on the two major parties, with voter registration revealing that self-identified independents are the fastest growing voting bloc in America. NBC commentators coin it “the rise of an ‘independents’ era,” reporting that in 2014 the number of people self-identifying as independent was at 39 percent, passing that of Democrats (32 percent) and Republicans (23 percent). As of June 2015, the number of self-identifying independents has grown to 45 percent — just 2 points shy of the number of Democrats and Republicans COMBINED. “The largest political party in the United States in no longer a party at all,” NBC commentator Chuck Todd reports. “In the 31 states plus the District of Columbia where voters have to pick a party when registering to vote, unaffiliated or no party voters are now the leading political […] Read More

The Republican Party’s Contempt for Women Is Truly Breathtaking

Conservatives act like women are not-very-bright children. “Are women adults” is a question that seems to have a simple answer (yes), but looking across the political landscape, it’s clear that a lot of conservatives don’t agree at all, instead seeing women more as large children with whom it’s legal to have sex. Women have been able to vote, sit jury duty and have their own jobs and bank accounts for decades now, but many conservatives continue insisting that women be considered minors who are simply incapable of making even the most basic personal decisions without a firm, guiding, preferably male hand. This mentality is most obvious when considering conservative Christians who treat married women like they are their husbands’ subjects. Using Ephesians 5:22 (“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord”) as justification, many Christian conservatives argue that a husband is the head of the household and his […] Read More

The Right’s Inequality Ruse: What GOP’s Faux-Concern For Needy Americans Really Shows

Phony Populism Won’t Rescue Our Politics With the economic recovery finally beginning to reach the millions of Americans in the bottom 95 percent, there’s a temptation among political reporters (for whom the Great Recession was more of an abstraction than a lived experience, anyway) to move past the gloom and negativity of recent years in favor of a new narrative. True, the last six years may have been characterized by economic stagnation, political dysfunction and a growing chasm between the power and priorities of the wealthy and the rest. But that was before the dawn of “morning in Obama’s America.” Nowadays, as Politico Magazine put it, everything is “awesome.” Well, at the risk of being a wet blanket, I’ll ask you to count me among the skeptics. There’s no denying that the U.S. economy is in much better shape than it was six years ago. But contrary to the conventional wisdom, the […] Read More

The GOP’s Coming Horror Show: Why the New Congress May Be Worse than You Think

>My advice: Get the popcorn ready! If there is one thing on which I wish I’d laid a bet over the past few years it’s that despite their successful strategy to make the economic recovery as weak as possible, the minute it started to substantially improve, the conservatives would be standing at the head of the line taking credit for it. It was as predictable as the sun coming up tomorrow that they would claim their obstructive tactics resulted in Morning in America. After all, it just rewarded them with a Republican majority in the Senate and enlarged their majority in the House so they must be on the right track, right? Still, the Beltway wags insist that the new class of Republicans are the grown-ups who are coming to town determined to prove they can “govern.” What they mean by governance is a little vague but is generally assumed to […] Read More

Intelligence bill bolsters warrantless spying on U.S. citizens

House of Representatives IAA 2015 is “one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative,” wrote Rep. Justin Amash. WASHINGTON, D.C. –- With virtually no warning or debate, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015 (H.R. 4681) was rushed to the House floor and passed, containing a dangerous section which, for the first time, statutorily authorizes spying on U.S. citizens without legal process. Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) made a hastened effort to draw attention to the disturbing bill, only hours before the vote was scheduled. If not for Amash’s efforts, the bill would have passed on a “voice vote” — meaning no record would be kept of which Congressmen supported it. Rep. Amash explained in a press release on social media: “When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote—with little debate […] Read More