California In-N-Out Burger Sticks By Their Guns In Face Of Democratic Boycott

Maybe they should now be boycotting the Democrats who don’t seem to want to be associated with them. And when will the Democrats be giving the money back?

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After California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman called for a boycott of the restaurant chain for its donations to the California Republican Party, In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Arnie Wensinger responded with a statement defending the company’s support for both parties.

“In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California,” Wensinger wrote on Thursday as he began his defense of a company that supports lawmakers not based on party affiliation but rather the promotion of “policies that strengthen California” and help the company provide “strong pay and great benefits” for its employees.

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WALSH: The Floor Of Hell Is Paved With The Skulls Of Bishops

Saint Athanasius is credited with saying, "The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops." In fact, many saints have made comments similar to this. Saint John Chrysostom had the most detailed version: “The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.” These disturbing images have come terribly to life in recent times.

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Former NBC Producer: NBC Took Steps To Kill The Weinstein Story

NBC has a lot to answer for between this and all their own sexual harassment cases.

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A former NBC producer who worked with Ronan Farrow investigating the bombshell sexual assault allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein is accusing NBC executives of stymying the story.

Rich McHugh left NBC two weeks ago and has told the New York Times that the network took steps toward “killing the Harvey Weinstein story,” which NBC denies. Farrow ended up taking the story to the New Yorker, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, and Weinstein is now facing criminal charges, but McHugh said NBC impeded reporting he was doing with Farrow in “a massive breach of journalistic integrity.”

McHugh said last year he and Farrow were set to interview one of Weinstein’s accusers but were told not to—and to drop the story.

“Three days before Ronan and I were going to head to L.A. to interview a woman with a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, I was ordered to stop, not to interview this woman,” McHugh said. “And to stand down on the story altogether.”

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Neil Armstrong Movie Draws Scorn for Decision to Omit Planting of American Flag on Moon: ‘Total Lunacy’

An upcoming movie about the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, is drawing conservative criticism for omitting the iconic image of him planting the American flag on the moon in 1969.

Actor Ryan Gosling, who portrays Armstrong in First Man, said the decision was deliberate because the filmmakers viewed the moon landing as a "human achievement."

"I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it," he told The Telegraph. "I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible."

Gosling said the moon landing "transcended countries and borders."

"He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg—and that’s not just to be humble, that’s also true," Gosling said. "So I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil."

Armstrong, who died in 2012, once said of the decision to plant the flag that "in the end it was decided by Congress that this was a United States project." It was not considered a territorial claim.

The successful Apollo 11 mission flown by Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins was the culmination of a goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, as part of the "Space Race" with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He famously remarked in 1962, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) tweeted the omission was "total lunacy" and snarked it "wasn’t a UN mission," pointing out it was an American-funded space achievement with American technology and American astronauts. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Rubio’s state of Florida.

"Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth called Gosling an "idiot" for his remarks.

"Here’s what I think: Ryan Gosling is an idiot," he said. "OK? He’s a global citizen who thinks a bunch of humans got together and said, ‘We’re going to go to the moon,’" he said. "No, one country, compelled by capitalism, by free people, with a vision, said, ‘We’re going to do this.’ Part of it is a space race to beat the Russians because the Cold War matters. Yet revisionist actors in Hollywood then preach to us that it was a human achievement, and Americans had nothing to do with it?"

National Review film critic Kyle Smith slammed Gosling’s logic as "daft," adding, "History sure can be inconvenient when patriotism makes you queasy."

Weekly Standard editor at large Bill Kristol took an implicit shot at the story, tweeting a picture of Aldrin next to the flag and calling it "a human achievement—and an American achievement."

First Man had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and opens to wide audiences on Oct. 12. The movie is directed by Damien Chazelle, who previously helmed the Oscar-winning films Whiplash and La La Land—the latter also starred Gosling.

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Limbaugh: Here’s Why Bruce Ohr’s Testimony Is So Damaging To FBI, Mueller Probe

While the Associated Press is reporting on senior Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr’s testimony as containing details damaging to Team Trump, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh had a very different take: Ohr’s testimony Tuesday was devastating to Obama’s FBI, the Democrats’ collusion narrative, and Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Police Reports Reveal O’Rourke’s 1998 DWI Arrest Was More Serious Than Previously Reported

Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 arrest for driving under the influence has been public knowledge, but police reports show it was a more serious threat to public safety than previously reported.

O’Rourke, a congressman representing the state’s 16th Congressional District, has acknowledged and apologized for the incident throughout his time in politics.

"I drove drunk and was arrested for a DWI in 1998," O’Rourke said on Thursday. "As I’ve publicly discussed over the last 20 years, I made a serious mistake for which there is no excuse."

Earlier in the week, the congressman wrote an op-ed on criminal justice reform in which he referred to the arrest as a "serious mistake for which there is no excuse."

State and local police reports obtained by the Houston Chronicle, however, indicate just how dangerous O’Rourke’s actions were. The reports reveal two details previously overlooked: there was a crash involved and a witness said O’Rourke attempted to flee.

On Sept. 27, 1998 at 3 a.m., O’Rourke was driving on I-10 in the town of Anthony, Texas, when he hit a truck and his car was sent across the median and into oncoming lanes of traffic. A witness said he was driving at "a high rate of speed" for the 75 mph zone when he lost control and that he attempted to flee the scene.

Police said O’Rourke was visibly intoxicated when they stopped him, saying he was slurring his speech, had glossy eyes, smelled of alcohol and nearly fell down after getting out of his car, according to the reports. O’Rourke claimed he was driving a drunk friend home, but police said there wasn’t anyone in the car with him.

O’Rourke was tested on two police breathalyzers, blowing a .136 and .134. The state’s legal limit at the time was .10; it has since been reduced to .08.

O’Rourke was also arrested in the past for jumping a fence at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Neither arrest, while acknowledged by the Texas Democrat, has "factored significantly into O’Rourke’s political career," according to the  Houston Chronicle.

O’Rourke has long characterized the incidents as youthful indiscretions in which he showed "poor judgement."

To some extent, he has sought to leverage them to advantage. After a recent tour of the Harris County Jail with Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, O’Rourke cited his own scrapes with the law as part of a plea for criminal justice reform.

"Those mistakes did not ultimately define me or stop me from what I wanted to do in my life or how I wanted to contribute to the success of my family and my community," he wrote in the op-ed piece, which was published Monday.

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New Research Destroys Left’s Claim That US Is Number 1 in Mass Shootings

A widely reported study in 2016 claimed that the United States was the leading country in mass shootings by far, but a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center found that the 2016 study had relied on flawed data collection methods and grossly under-reported mass shootings around the world.

The 2016 study was published by criminologist Adam Lankford. It was covered zealously by the establishment media, including the left-leaning New York Times, CNN and even former President Barack Obama himself.

After the Orlando shooting in late 2015, Obama stated, “(T)he one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” according to WLS in Chicago.

At the time, the Obama administration used Lankford’s then-unpublished study to justify his claims, according to The Washington Post. That study claimed that the United States had 90 public mass shooters over a period of 47 years compared to the world total of 202.

The establishment media also played its part in propagating Lankford’s now-debunked study.

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For example, CNN published an anti-gun article in October 2017, citing Lankford’s study.

“When it comes to gun massacres, the United States is tragically exceptional: There are more public mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a study published recently,” CNN reported.

The next month, The New York Times also covered the report.

“From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American,” The Times claimed.

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They were wrong.

Despite the broad use of Lankford’s report, it received a healthy amount of skepticism from those who bothered to actually read it, such as The Washington Post’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee.

In 2015, Lee reported that academics, such as State University of New York’s Jaclyn Schildkraut and Texas State University researcher H. Jaymi Elsass, found that the United States had a lower rate of mass shooting fatalities compared to Norway, Finland and Switzerland.

A new report by the CPRC found that the U.S. share of mass shootings was actually lower than the global average.

The new study focused on data from 1998 to 2012. Lankford’s study had used data from 1966 to 2012. The issue with Lankford’s data is that it is difficult to discover cases of mass shootings in some parts of the world from the 1960s through the 1980s, according to the New York Post.

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The new study found 15 times more mass public shooters around the world than Lankford did while focusing on only a fraction of the number of years.

CPRC’s study found that the U.S. makes up less than 1.43 percent of mass public shooters contrary to the previously reported 31 percent. The U.S. population is roughly 4.38 percent of the world total.

If Obama and his allies in the establishment media had done their homework, they would have realized the problems with Lankford’s study — or at least found plenty of other academics, as Lee did at The Washington Post, who disagreed with it.

It’s almost like the left-leaning establishment media value their anti-gun agenda over the truth.

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“Evil” Chick-fil-A Plan: Pay Workers for Community Service as Store’s Remodeled

Bill de Blasio, eat your heart out. Once renovations are done in Plainfield, Indiana, of course.

That’s where the franchise owners of a Chick-fil-A — the most hated restaurant of the New York City mayor, along with pretty much everyone else on the left — are paying its workers to do community service while the outlet is undergoing some remodeling.

“The restaurant on E. Main St. is tentatively scheduled to close the last week of September, with the grand reopening projected for November,” WXIN-TV reported earlier this week.

“During construction, Owner Chris Spires says his team members will be deployed throughout the area, serving with non-profit organizations including schools, parks and recreation, and Active Grace, a center that helps the homeless transition back to work.”

The renovations, according to WXIN, will have two lanes for drive-through ordering which will merge into a single lane for payment and pickup of delicious, delicious chicken sandwiches. I swear this isn’t paid content, I’m just that addicted to the stuff.

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“For the past 14 years, I have served the Plainfield community side by side with some amazing Team Members,” Spires told WXIN.

“The support of our amazing community is the reason we are able to expand and renovate our restaurant. We are thrilled to spend some time while we are closed supporting organizations that make Plainfield and the surrounding areas such a wonderful place to live and do business.”

He’s also asking the community for other suggestions as to community service organizations that he can help out during the remodeling.

Of course, Chick-fil-A is an organization founded on Christian values, which is why every restaurant is closed on Sunday.

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The fact they also feel that the Bible is the word of God also has liberals portraying them as evil.

So, when they moved into tolerant New York City a few years back, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them.”

The New Yorker also ran an article called “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City,” because apparently corporations which still have some connection to Christianity are now creepy.

Well, what passes as creepy in New York City is what the rest of America calls downright neighborly.

And, in fairness, from what I’ve heard from friends in the city I used to call home, Gothamites are ignoring the proscription against the restaurant and going for deliciousness.

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However, if you ever needed an object lesson in the difference between Main St. and (the home of) Wall St., there you go.

Our hats are off to you, Mr. Spires. Next time I’m in the neighborhood, I’ll definitely be dropping by your branch. I mean, let’s face it, I’d be doing it anyway, but now I can actually feel that much better about it.

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Report: Andrew Gillum’s Brother Paid by Undercover FBI Agents Posing as Developers

A story from Tallahassee Reports published Thursday offers details about an FBI investigation into possible corruption in the city of Tallahassee while Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s upcoming gubernatorial election, was mayor.

According to the story by Steve Stewart, FBI agents posing as developers made payments to Andrew Gillum’s brother, Marcus Gillum, as part of an effort to show they were seeking business with the city of Tallahassee.

“The payments were said to be in the thousands of dollars per month,” Stewart wrote. “The length of the engagement was not known.”

“Marcus Gillum’s name has surfaced in relation to the federal investigation several times,” he added. “Most notably he was mentioned in public reports as part of a group that vacationed in New York in August 2016. The group included FBI agents posing as developers, Adam Corey, and Mayor Andrew Gillum. Adam Corey, the former campaign treasurer to Mayor Andrew Gillum, is a central figure in the federal investigation and, at the time of the New York Trip, was a city [lobbyist] and a city vendor.”

Stewart’s report caught the attention of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), an ally of Gillum’s Republican opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who took a shot at Gillum late Thursday on Twitter.

Gillum’s victory on Tuesday was an unexpected one given he had lagged in most of the polling leading up to Tuesday’s contest but outperformed the Real Clear Politics’ polling average for the Democratic gubernatorial primary by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.

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