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Beto Supports Nike’s Decision to Withdraw American Flag Sneakers

Presidential candidate shows his true colors.

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says he supports Nike’s decision to withdraw a new line of sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross flag over concerns it could cause offense.

Nike issued a special edition of its Air Max 1 brand in anticipation of July 4 featuring the flag under which America’s 13 original colonies were founded 243 years ago. The design features 13 five-pointed stars arranged in a circle on a field of blue alongside 13 white and red bars.

However, the line was withdrawn after Colin Kaepernick convinced Nike that the design may be offensive to black Americans because, “the flag recalls an era when black people were enslaved and….has been appropriated by white nationalist groups,” reported the Associated Press.

Now Beto O’Rourke has publicly backed Nike’s decision to pull the sneakers.

“I think its really important to take into account the impression that kind of symbol would have for many of our fellow Americans, respect the decision Nike made and grateful for the conversation (that it is provoking),” O’Rourke told Jewish Insider’s Ben Jacobs.

Beto added that “the version of the flag that was used on Nike shoes in question has by some extremist/white nationalist groups been appropriated.”

The same flag was also “appropriated” by Barack Obama for his inauguration in 2013.

“Nike has a massive contract with the failed football quarterback to help push a social justice narrative, and that’s more important than the freedoms symbolized by the American flag,” writes Victor Skinner.

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Rand Paul: ‘Left Wing Mob Wishes I Was Dead’

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Steve Watson

“Who are these people?”

In a rare interview regarding his health, Senator Rand Paul told Fox News that he is still recovering from being violently attacked by a mentally disturbed neighbor two years ago, but that one of the most disturbing aspects of the incident is the continued hatred being directed his way by a ‘left wing mob’.

“[O]ne of the disturbing things, though, is to see that there’s still so much hatred out there. We announced that I was having surgery and thousands of people on Twitter are swarming to wish … that I had either died or that someone would assault me again,” Paul urged.

“This is supposed to be a right-wing phenomenon, but I see thousands of people on Twitter, this left-wing mob wishing that I were dead, and I’m like, ‘Who are these people?” he added.

The Senator also noted that actor Tom Arnold was one of the people who wished someone would assault Paul again, in a tweet that was retweeted by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

A similar tweet was sent out by ‘singer’ Bette Midler.

Elsewhere during the interview, Paul criticized his attacker’s 30-day prison sentence, saying that it was on a par with a punishment for “shoplifting.”

“Thirty days is kind of what you’d give a shoplifting person, or a very, very minor crime,” he stated.

Paul is a Libertarian, and is known for being fiscally conservative. He is not a populist. Although he agrees with the president on some issues, he certainly cannot be compared to Trump. Indeed, Paul often brings up points of contention with Trump.

Broadly speaking, much like his father, Paul is a much respected family man of values and principles, which form his politics.

But still, Paul has been continuously subjected to the most vile threats and hate from leftists.

This only goes to show how twisted this group really are.

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Tucker Carlson “Vacation” Sparks Rumors of Fox News Suspension

Ben Shapiro being lined up to replace him?

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Rumors are swirling that Tucker Carlson’s sudden “vacation” from his Fox News show was actually a suspension, with some even suggesting that Ben Shapiro could ultimately take his place.

Carlson faced a firestorm of criticism following his assertion last week after two mass shootings that paranoia in America over white supremacy was a “hoax” and that the country faced far bigger problems.

He then announced he would be taking a short holiday.

“By the way,” Carlson told viewers on Wednesday last week, “I am taking several days off – headed to the wilderness to fish with my son.”

Fox News claims that Carlson’s vacation had been planned before the contentious remarks and that he will return on August 19.

However, as CNN noted, there is a long history of Fox News hosts taking sudden vacations when they are embroiled in controversies, including Laura Ingraham, Judge Jeanine, Sean Hannity, Jesse Watters and Bill O’Reilly, who never returned.

Numerous high profile individuals at Fox News have also refused to comment on Carlson’s “vacation.”

Journalist Patrick Howley even suggested that Ben Shapiro was being lined up to replace Tucker.

“The establishment is determined to move Shapiro into 8 o’clock instead of Tucker, and they figure the conservative movement is too stupid to notice the difference. That’s what they think of you. They think of you as sheep. They hate you,” he tweeted.

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Official: There Is No Video Of Epstein’s Death

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There were no cameras

As news broke of billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death this past weekend, there were calls for video footage to be immediately released, in order to prove what the vast majority disbelieve, that he could have committed suicide.

But, there is no video, according to officials.

First there were reports that 24 hour cameras were malfunctioning:

Then the news came that, actually, there are no cameras watching cells in the part of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan where Epstein was.

The NY Post reports:

Although there are cameras in the 9 South wing where the convicted pedophile was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, they are trained on the areas outside the cells and not inside, according to sources familiar with the setup there.

How convenient.

Presumably, had Epstein not been taken off suicide watch (he was found almost dead 3 weeks ago, so why was he?) there would be camera footage.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told the post “Something doesn’t smell right – and it’s not his dead body.”

“Something is really troubling about that and I think it needs to be investigated extremely and very thoroughly to make sure there wasn’t any foul play,” Adams added.

New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is very familiar with the correctional facility noted that is is “very difficult to understand how something like this could have happened.”

“My understanding is that he should have been on suicide watch and the people on suicide watch are placed in a type of jumpsuit that wouldn’t allow them to hurt themselves or others,” she said.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that an autopsy of the financier’s body has been carried out, but that his cause of death has yet to be determined.

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