Conservative Twitter Pounces on Obama, Clinton for Expressing Sympathy for ‘Easter Worshippers’ Killed in Sri Lankan Attacks

Is referring to someone as an “Easter worshipper” really an attempt to minimize their Christian identity?

by Christian Britschgi

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that have left some 290 dead (and many more injured), a number of prominent Democratic politicians and ex-politicians have taken to Twitter to express sympathy and solidarity with the victims—many of whom were Sri Lankan Christians attending Easter church services.

On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019

The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.

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from Mark Dice

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Trump Sues Top Democrat to Block a Subpoena for His Financial Records

by Amber Athey

President Donald Trump is suing a top Democrat in order to block a subpoena that demands an accounting firm hand over the president’s financial records to Congress.

The lawsuit, filed in a D.C. federal court Monday by Trump’s legal team, referred to the subpoena as a “weapon” in a “political war” being waged against the president by Democrats. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings and chief investigative counsel Peter Kenny are named as defendants in the suit, CNBC reported.

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Would You Rather: Democracy or Capitalism?

from Bill Whittle

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Just Released: Social Security Earned a Pitiful 2.8% on Your Money Last Year

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

Hot off the presses: The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs in the United States just released their annual report a few minutes ago.

And if you want to read all of its gory detail, check it out for yourself here.

Both of these programs are massively and terminally underfunded. And not by a little bit.

The Board of Trustees itself calculates Social Security’s long-term shortfall at a mind boggling $43+ TRILLION.

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Is Denmark Socialist?

from PragerU

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes $640 Billion Student Debt Relief

by Sean Moran

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposed Monday a new $640 billion student college debt relief program that would also eliminate college tuition for all two and four-year public colleges.

The 2020 Democrat presidential candidate unveiled the ambitious policy proposal as she attempts to distinguish herself from the large and progressive Democrat field. Warren released the proposal ahead of a series of youth-oriented CNN town halls Monday night with 2020 presidential candidates at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.

“It’s a problem for all of us,” Warren noting, that student college debt has reached more than $1.5 trillion and affects more than 40 million Americans.

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The OKC Bombing: What Happened and Why it Still Matters

from Corbett Report Extras

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Free Lori Loughlin and All Political Prisoners

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Everybody knows that college admissions aren’t made only on academic merit and haven’t been for a long time. If you want your son or daughter to be admitted to college and you have enough money, all you have to do is donate a lot of money to the university and your child will have no trouble getting in.

Here are a few examples: In 2015, Stewart Cohen gave $5 million to the USC School for Cinematic Arts. The gift came right after the very competitive school admitted Cohen’s twin daughters. In another well-known case, the New York real estate tycoon Charles Kushner pledged $2.5 million to Harvard in 1998 shortly before his son Jared was admitted. Jared Kushner’s grades would not have gotten him into the highly selective school without the donation.

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Mueller Report Spin, Notre Dame Fire, Why Don’t You Pay More, Martha? | Beauty & the Beta #151

from Matt Christiansen

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Trump Administration Announces New Iran Crackdown Targeting Oil Revenue

by Judson Berger
FOX News

The Trump administration on Monday targeted Iran’s energy sector by announcing the U.S. would no longer exempt any countries from sanctions for importing Iranian oil.

“This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,” the White House said in a statement.

The decision means sanctions waivers for five nations, including China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, won’t be renewed when they expire on May 2.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in formally announcing the move, described it as part of the “pressure campaign” to choke off funding to the regime and incentivize Iran to act like a “normal country.”

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Labouring the Point | This Week in Stupid (21/04/2019)

from Sargon of Akkad

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“They’re Called Christians”: Conservatives Mock Obama, Clinton for Tweets About Sri Lankan ‘Easter Worshippers’

from Zero Hedge

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are being roundly criticized for their apparently coordinated decision not to use the word ‘Christian’ to describe the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, which targeted three Catholic churches, among other targets. Some even speculated whether Obama’s and Clinton’s decision was intended to undermine the Christian faith in the US.

Instead of using the label “Christians”, Obama and Clinton referred to the victims of the attacks as “Easter Worshippers”, elicited ridicule from conservatives on Twitter.

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