Vandals deface ‘Freedom Rock’ in Iowa veterans park

May 29th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

Total Shares 195

On the eve of Memorial Day, residents of Cedar Falls, Iowa awoke to discover someone had vandalized a memorial to veterans.

Freedom Rock“The Freedom Rock,” which is painted to feature a draped American flag, a quadruple amputee in a Navy t-shirt and a woman praying over a headstone, was tagged with black spray paint Saturday night, KWWL reports.

Vandals partially covered a poem reading:

When the battles are done
The war isn’t over
For our veterans
Or their family

It is just the beginning.

Cedar Falls American Legion No. 237 Commander Tom Hagarty tells The Courier a cleanup is being planned.

(more…)

Bernie Sanders: ‘Don’t know’ if Hillary will be indicted

May 29th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

Total Shares 9

Bernie Sanders isn’t doing anything to tamp down potentially poisonous speculation that Hillary Clinton could be indicted over her mishandling of classified information.

During an appearance on “The Young Turks” on Friday, Sanders professed to be unsure if she’ll face charges but did say such a development could all but end her run.

(more…)

Veterans memorial installs surveillance camera to catch vandals

May 28th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

Total Shares 4

The keepers of a memorial for veterans are being forced to fund a surveillance system so they can thwart future acts of vandalism.

Yakima veteranKIMA reports Yakima, Washington’s Veterans Memorial site at Sarge Hubbard Park has been hit more than once by vandals, and they’re installing a surveillance camera so they can catch perpetrators in the act in the future.

“It was just beyond words for someone to come and vandalize something like this that means so much to so many,” Navy veteran Lois Cruikshank tells the news station.

The memorial, a battle cross sculpture, honors local soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

The Yakima Beta Sigma Phi raised $1,000, KAPP reports. The memorial originally cost $8,000.

KIMA reported last year, vandals broke the top part of the bronze statue off, leaving only the boots and a portion of the gun barrel.

“We helped move it here,” Combat Veterans United member Bryan Gerken told the news station at the time. “We thought it’d be safe, something for the community to enjoy or sit and ponder, and somebody has to come and steal it; it’s a shame.”

Illegal alien ‘posed as dead veteran’ to steal VA benefits

May 28th, 2016
By Olaf Ekberg

Total Shares 247

An illegal alien who has been in America some 50 years has been arrested after police believe he stole a dead veteran’s identity to obtain an array of benefits.

Rene Ortiz QuintanaCops say in 2012, 69-year-old Rene Ortiz Quintana posed as a dead veteran who died in 1994 to get “social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits,” ABC 15 reports.

According to police, Quintana stole the ID of Ruben J. Gallardo and “got an Arizona identification card, a state health card, a Phoenix health plan card and a VA choice card.”

Quintana received benefits totaling $29,062.19.

The illegal alien is charged with “fraudulent schemes, theft and seven counts of identity theft along with six counts of forgery,” Fox News reports.

VIDEO: Clinton rally goers sit during national anthem

May 27th, 2016
By Olaf Ekberg

Most Americans know it’s respectful to stand during the national anthem. Many supporters of Hillary Clinton apparently didn’t get that memo.

Prior to a rally with Bill Clinton in Edison, New Jersey on Friday, a high school choir attempted to lead the few hundred attendees in a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

But a video from the crowd shows many people sitting down, talking with their neighbors or staring at their phones — and completely ignoring the song.

(more…)

Motor home park residents clash with Confederate, Nazi, ISIS flags

May 28th, 2016
By Olaf Ekberg

Total Shares 2

An escalating war of flags ended with the banner of the most savage terrorist group being hoisted over Virginia’s Indian Cove Resort.

Indian Cove isis flagPolice were on the scene when a WAVY reporter approached the private motor home park from the water.

The news station reports an argument between two campers over a Confederate flag led another to “respond” by putting up a Nazi flag, as well as an ISIS “look-alike” flag below his American flag.

The news report showed a photo of the display, which had been removed when they arrived.

Virginia Beach police were still at the location when the crew arrived.

(more…)

VIDEO: Mexican flags lead agitators into battle with San Diego police outside Trump rally

May 27th, 2016
By Kyle Olson

Total Shares 4

Leftists agitators attacked police and confronted Donald Trump supporters outside his rally in San Diego this afternoon.

Several videos show protesters waving Mexican flags clashing with police and citizens in the street.

(more…)

Protesters carry Mexican flags outside Fresno Trump rally

May 27th, 2016
By Geordie Barrington

Total Shares 6.9K

Mexican flag-waving protesters appeared again outside a Donald Trump rally — this time in Fresno, California.

Media outlets posted several shots of flags waving from cars and on the street.

(more…)

VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper audience pushes back against Rosie O’Donnell’s Trump tirade

May 27th, 2016
By Victor Skinner

Total Shares 1.5K

It’s common knowledge that Rosie O’Donnell is no fan of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but the foul-mouthed comedienne’s recent performance in New York City revealed she’s utterly obsessed with hatred.

O’Donnell provided the opening act for a Cyndi Lauper and Boy George concert at Beacon Theatre on Thursday, and her vulgar, obscenity-filled routine was focused squarely on The Donald.

(more…)

MOOK SPOOKED: ‘Our fundraising is actually DOWN’

May 27th, 2016
By Olaf Ekberg

Total Shares 6

Are the wheels falling off the Clinton Coronation Express?

MookAmid the ongoing FBI investigation and Hillary Clinton’s inability to admit she did anything wrong, campaign manager Robby Mook is now acknowledging publicly that fundraising is on the decline.

He writes:

You’re the only reason that Hillary Clinton is on the verge of making history. And I have no doubt that many of you are planning to get involved later on, or may be working hard in ways that aren’t always visible to the campaign.

But for the time being, our fundraising is actually DOWN slightly from where it was in April. I don’t know if it’s that you think we don’t need the money yet (we do), or that Trump couldn’t possibly win (he really, really could), or if you’re just exhausted from a long primary (I don’t blame you!) — but whatever your reasons are, I am personally asking you to get up off the bench and help make sure the most extreme, erratic presidential nominee in history never makes it to the White House. (emphasis added)

(more…)