03/11/17

Senator Tim Kaine’s son Linwood Kaine has all kinds of affluenza

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Linwood Kaine

“Affluenza” was a word widely used to describe Ethan Couch, who was 16 when he killed four innocent people in a 2013 drunk driving accident. A cursory Google search on Ethan Couch, the poster boy for the “wealth is evil” narrative turns up “About 528,000 results.”

The son of former Vice Presidential Candidate Senator Tim Kaine’s son Linwood Kaine, on the other hand, appears to already be out of his brief appearance in the news cycle. Linwood, or “Woody,” was clearly not interested in civil debate when he showed up to a  Pro-Trump rally at the Minnesota Capitol rotunda on Saturday afternoon.

Woody, 24, clad in the uniform of the Black Bloc, allegedly participated in a violent “counter protest” where he aggressively fought with police before his arrest for “suspicion of second-degree riot.”

As reported at Pioneer Press:

“Counter protesters — some with apparent anti-fascist and anarchist leanings — clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the permitted event with air horns, whistles and chants. Video of the scene shows a black-clad person wearing ski goggles lobbing the smoke bomb, which allegedly struck a 61-year-old woman.

The chaos was so out-of-control that the “Minnesota State Patrol contacted St. Paul police to assist, reporting that troopers had identified five people who lit off fireworks inside the Capitol…”

The question becomes whether indoor fireworks and smoke bombs are “weapons.” And should Linwood Kaine face charges for resisting arrest?

Linwood Kaine without the mask.

When confronted by the police, the authors write that Kaine “wasn’t about to submit.”

According to the article,

“An officer ordered a man, later identified as Linwood Kaine, to the ground. He refused, [police spokesman Steve] Linders said.

‘The officer was able to get ahold of Mr. Kaine, but he got up, squared off with the officer and the officer tried to take him to the ground again,’ Linders said Wednesday. Another officer arrived and sprayed a chemical irritant toward Kaine.

‘He then was taken to the ground, but continued to resist, at which point another officer deployed a knee strike to get him to cooperate with the officers and put his hands behind his back,’ Linders continued. ‘After the strike, Mr. Kaine cooperated and was taken into custody without further incident.'”

The entire incident was captured on video, according to the article.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was endorsed by the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, “declined to file criminal charges as there were insufficient facts to prove felony-level riot,” opting to refer it back to the Minnesota State Patrol “for consideration of misdemeanor-level riot charges.”

Want more “affluenza”?

07/25/16

The Trump-Sanders Coalition

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

Trump

You know the terms “left” and “right” are losing meaning when left-wing websites are praising the Republican presidential candidate and attacking the Democrat, and Russia seems to be intervening in favor of the GOP.

The Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA), which has been pulling for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, has sent out an advisory entitled, “What Trump is Right About: NATO.” On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton’s pick for her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), has been depicted by the same group as a creature of Wall Street.

The IPA is not alone. Journalism Professor Jeff Cohen, co-founder of RootsAction.org and communications coordinator of the Bernie Delegates Network, has been quoted as saying that Kaine is a “corporatist,” or stooge of Big Business. Cohen’s colleague, Norman Solomon, calls Kaine a puppet of the “oligarchy.”

At the same time, WikiLeaks has released an email database from the Democratic National Committee, demonstrating that the DNC intervened in the primary contest against Sanders and in favor of Clinton. Since Russian hackers obtained the DNC emails, it means that Moscow wants to cause mischief on the Democratic side just as Hillary is getting the presidential nomination this week in Philadelphia.

An explanation for this interesting series of events may be found in the IPA news release on Trump and NATO, quoting Professor David N. Gibbs as saying that “Trump’s recent criticisms of the NATO alliance are reasonable.” He adds, “Trump is right to question NATO’s value in promoting U.S. security, and also to raise the issue of the enormous financial cost of this alliance to the U.S. taxpayer.” Gibbs has appeared on RT, the Russia Today propaganda channel.

Trump’s pro-Russian outlook has caused great consternation among conservatives who see the Vladimir Putin regime as the aggressor in Europe and interfering in the Middle East. Trump’s allies vetoed tough language in the Republican platform urging heavy weapons for Ukraine to fight Russian aggression. Instead, the Trump forces inserted language about providing “appropriate assistance” to Ukraine.

By contrast, the Democratic platform is tough on Russia and attacks Trump’s position on NATO. It says, “Russia is engaging in destabilizing actions along its borders, violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and attempting to recreate spheres of influence that undermine American interests. It is also propping up the Assad regime in Syria, which is brutally attacking its own citizens. Donald Trump would overturn more than 50 years of American foreign policy by abandoning NATO partners — 44 countries who help us fight terrorism every day — and embracing Russian President Vladimir Putin instead. We believe in strong alliances and will deter Russian aggression, build European resilience, and protect our NATO allies.”

These words sound great, except for the fact that, as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton had an opportunity to be tough with the Russians and blew it. Her Russian reset led to the invasion of Ukraine. It also masked the uranium deal highlighted in the movie “Clinton Cash,” based on the book, a deal in which the Russians bought 20 percent of America’s uranium production as millions of dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation and hundreds of thousands of dollars went to Bill Clinton personally.

Has Hillary Clinton changed her mind on Russia? That’s what the platform would suggest. If so, it would be a big opening for Trump to pounce on her flip-flops. But he hasn’t done so. Instead, he refuses to take on Russian aggression in Europe or the Middle East.

In his speech, however, Trump openly appealed to Sanders supporters, saying they “will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue: trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and wealth.”

Trump’s appeal to Sanders supporters is based on trade. But it appears that his pro-Russian foreign policy has some appeal to them as well. If the Sanders supporters perceive Hillary Clinton to be a hawk on foreign policy, as Sanders himself suggested during the campaign, it’s possible they could either sit out the race or vote for the New York billionaire.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected]View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

07/22/16

Tim Kaine’s radical beliefs and anti-American ties

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Hillary Clinton with Tim Kaine earlier this month via Twitter

Hillary Clinton with Tim Kaine earlier this month via Twitter

In the wake of heavy speculation that Hillary Clinton has found her running mate, a look at Trevor Loudon’s KeyWiki file on “civil rights attorney” Senator Tim Kaine is in order. Kaine was governor of Virginia for four years prior to becoming a senator in 2012.

As readers of TrevorLoudon.com are well aware, Loudon traces the ties between elected officials and anti-American radicals. Over time, he has compiled some information on Tim Kaine which illustrates that he is not as mainstream as he appears to be.

Read Tim Kaine’s Keywiki file here.

One of the best ways citizens can determine whether an elected official has anti-American ties is to research which organizations provided support to that individuals’ campaign.

Tim Kaine has enjoyed support from the National Muslim Democratic Council, the communist-aligned Alliance for Retired Americans, and one of the most vile and influential organizations you never heard of: Council for a Livable World. In the 2012 election, Tim Kaine was supported by the Asian American Action Fund. The “socialist infiltrated, anti-Israel ‘two state solution’ JStreet PAC endorsed Tim Kaine in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Tim Kaine

Read more here…

05/26/15

The Jihad Caucus

By: James Simpson
DC Independent Examiner

Turban Durbin

Strange Politics

The United States allows 70,000 people from all over the world to obtain legal permanent residence through our Refugee Program–one of the most generous in the world. We also bring in another 40,000 or so through the Asylum program. Then there is the Special Immigrant Visa for people from Iraq and Afghanistan–about 10,000 in FY 2014–and a Cuban/Haitian Entrant program bringing in another 20,000 annually. That adds up to about 140,000.

Many of these “refugees” come from Islamic countries like Somalia, Iraq and Iran, bringing with them at least the potential for terrorism, in many cases a contempt for our country and the almost universal edict among Muslims to dominate. Islamic supremacist Mega Mosques are being erected all over the country, vigorously supported by the Obama Justice Department, which runs interference for them over the objections of local citizenry.

It’s about to get worse. The Syrian civil war–enabled at least partially by Obama’s insane foreign policy–has created a refugee crisis, with approximately 2.9 million Syrians now living in refugee camps in surrounding countries. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees wants the U.S. to accept 130,000 Syrians by the end of 2016. We have only taken 700 so far, but given the FBI’s warning that it cannot guarantee ISIS or other terrorists are not among the refugees, even that is too many.

Not to be dissuaded from such silly national security concerns, a group of 14 U.S. senators, led by the indefatigable Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, have written a letter to Obama urging him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them. Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy has given them the moniker “Jihad Caucus” because practically speaking, Jihad is what this request will bring.

The 14 senators demanding this massive influx of Syrians are:

Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Al Franken (D-MN)

Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-MA)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

These same 14 sent another letter in April Demanding action on the Syrians. These senators have truly earned the name Jihad Caucus. A few years back, Dick “Turban” Durbin, as he has been called, said U.S. troops guarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners, were Nazis. Sounds like a bit of projection to me.