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Dylan Roof’s Sister Arrested for Having Weapons on School Grounds

Morgan Roof, the eighteen-year-old sister of Dylan Roof, was charged in Colombia, S.C. with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds.

If you remember, Dylan Roof was convicted in December of 2016 for murdering nine African Americans during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Yesterday, Morgan seemed disgruntled with the student walkout and posted this on her Snapchat:

Shortly after, she was arrested on school grounds for possession of marijuana, pepper spray and a knife, according to the sheriff’s department.

She was active on Tumblr as well, often answering questions about her brother. Morgan wrote, “For those who added me on SnapChat. DON’T ASK ME ABOUT DYLANN. On here I don’t mind but plz not on SnapChat. Thanksssss.” There are also numerous photos of them together as children.

What does it say about the Roof’s home life that one child massacred people based on their skin color and the other seemed to be going down the same path? According to a piece in the New York Times, the Roof children were probably abused, the parents were divorced and had numerous financial problems.

People may scoff at traditional family values, but the breakdown in the nuclear family certainly seems to be contributing to the rise of violent youth. Dylan and Morgan Roof are proof that children are greatly affected emotionally and mentally when their home life is in turmoil.

If we want to start fixing the growing problem of mass shootings and domestic terrorism, maybe we should start by fixing the problems at home.




Students Walking Out in Protest of Gun Violence

Today is the big day – students across the US are walking out of their classrooms to protest gun violence and send a message to politicians that they want more gun control. The walk out comes on the one month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Sponsored by Empower, the youth wing of the Women’s March, the walk out beings at 10 A.M. and is to last for 17 minutes. One minute for each victim from the Parkland shooting.

Most schools have said they will not punish their students for leaving class, while other school administrations caution about making political statements.

From Fox News:

Districts in Sayreville, New Jersey, and Maryland’s Harford County drew criticism this week when they said students could face punishment for leaving class. In Pensacola, Florida, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas ordered students to hold an in-school assembly instead, telling them they could discuss voting and mental health issues, but not guns, and saying that political banners would not be allowed.

However, not all schools are participating. A new movement called Walk Up, Not Out has emerged. It encourages students to take a more proactive approach rather than one of protest.

One Catholic school is urging students to pray for other students.

The Women’s March is also planning a “March for Our Lives” later this month in Washington D.C.

It’s great that students are taking action because they should advocate for safer schools – no child should live in fear of getting shot in a classroom. But instead of addressing the real problems like institutional failures by our FBI and local law enforcement agencies, as well as mental health issues, liberals have hijacked the movement and turned it into one about gun control.

The kids are being used as political pawns to further agendas and as we all saw at the CNN Town hall, they are even being exploited for TV ratings.

The Walkout movement may not really accomplish anything, but the Walk Up movement actually could.

If you’re a parent, did you let your child participate in the walkout? How did you talk to them about what’s going on? Let us know in the comments.


The changes keep a’coming; Tillerson is out

Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. The change was announced by a number of outlets before the Trump tweeted out the news himself.

In addition to announcing the ousting of Tillerson, Trump said CIA Director Mike Pompeo is his next choice for secretary of state. Additionally, the Donald also said Gina Haspel would become the next head of the CIA.

These moves come soon after Hope Hicks, the director of communications at the White House, and Cary Cohn, the chief economic advisor, both announced their intentions to leave.

The personnel turnover with this White House is pretty astounding. But given that Tillerson reportedly learned of his firing the same time the rest of the world did when Trump twitted the news, the high turnover can’t be a surprise.

Honestly, who would want to work with someone who operated in that fashion? I get the President of the United States is a busy person, but with as much as Trump apparently has his phone in his hand, given his frequent Twitter posts, wouldn’t have taken much to dial a number.

But at this point, it’s not if someone else will leave\be fired from this White House, it’s when.




Hillary’s latest elitist, condescending comments shows she’s still not sure ‘what happened’

Hillary Clinton is not the President of the United States. She will never occupy the Oval Office, never be the Commander-in-Chief.  Never. Won’t happen.

But ever since her monumental, historic upset loss to Donald Trump, she has been a quest, a mission, if you will, in order to find the real reason why she lost. How could a woman who was First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State lose to a billionaire businessman with a reality TV show and a penchant for saying whatever pops into his head? How could that happen?

Well, Hillary’s not sure, either. However,  in the time she doesn’t seem to have grasped the answer, yet. She’s blamed everything from her poorly run campaign, Bill and sexism. Whatever Hillary has to tell herself to get to sleep at night is her problem and frankly, her delusion.

And her latest condensing, snobby, elitist, smug comments in India proves the woman hasn’t got a clue.

The fact that anyone could think this way, let alone say it out loud is astounding. She literally blames “backwards” Middle America.

While Trump is in no way a perfect president. The more Hillary speaks, the more we should all be grateful she will never, ever be referred to as Madam President.


Rokita to skip televised Republican primary debate due to ‘leftist propaganda’

“Then I’m just gonna take my ball and go home!”  That’s basically the attitude of the Rokita campaign.

In the political world, name recognition and ID are invaluable to candidates running for office. Before someone officially announces a run for office, especially a statewide office, that’s usually one of the first things discussed by a potential candidate and/or campaign. Because if people don’t know who you are, they aren’t likely to vote for you come Election Day.

Raising a candidate’s name ID is the main reason why campaigns spend so much money on television/radio ads. Well, that and attempting to differentiate yourself from your opponents.

Debates among the candidates is an excellent and free opportunity to achieve both of those goals simultaneously, especially when that debate is going to be televised across the state.  That’s why a recently announced decision from the Todd Rokita campaign is so utterly mystifying.

The campaign announced Friday that they will not participate in a statewide televised debate on April 30. And what rationale did the campaign give for their decision to skip the debate?

Well, apparently they have other things planned that day, citing scheduling conflicts. Oh, and they also don’t want to deal with “leftist propaganda” and “gotcha questions from liberal media figures, liberal college professors, or other parties interested in attacking Republicans and re-electing Joe Donnelly.”  

Um…ok? Except for the fact that the debate is being organized by the nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission and it’s being moderate dby Indy Politics reporter and WIBC radio host Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. Sure, he may not be as conservative as Tony Katz ( the moderator of the first Republican Senate debate in January) but Abdul is anything but a liberal. I mean, the conservative WIBC doesn’t usually give shows to liberals.

Anyway, the Rokita campaign says “He (Rokita)  looks forward to sharing his message with as many Hoosier conservatives as possible between now and election day.”

That statement kind of rings hollow given Friday’s mystifyingly dumb decision to skip an April 30 debate, especially considering Election Day is May 8.

Oh well, more time for Messer and Braun to shine.


Barack and Michelle Obama coming to a TV near you?

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be headed to the small screen. That’s right, the former President is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce original programming for the streaming service.

According to the New York Times, Obama wouldn’t use the platform to directly respond to the Trump administration or those who aren’t fond of 44.

Apparently, nothing is final yet but show ideas for the former occupants of the White House have been mentioned. One being Barry moderating topics that came up during his administration. Seriously, anyone who thinks that wouldn’t devolve into Obama condescendingly lecturing those on the panel is simply kidding themselves.

Any who, those who aren’t fans of Obama have reacted as expected, with total and complete outrage.

Really, are we that surprised? Netflix really isn’t the most conservative of platforms.

They produced a film about the former president and have original programs like “Dear White People,” “Disjointed,” and “Orange is the New Black.” This move by Netflix isn’t coming out of nowhere. Besides that, last time I checked the user selects which movies/shows play on the television, iPhone or computer screen.


Messer campaign releases first TV ad

After Braun and Rokita released television ads, you knew it was only a matter of time until the third Republican in the race, Luke Messer, also joined the club and put out one himself.

Well, the inevitable has finally happened. Messer’s campaign sent out the ad set to begin running on television Thursday morning.

The ad introduces voters to one of the men hoping to replace Democrat Joe Donnelly in the U.S. Senate. His two daughters talk about their father’s commitment to his faith and the pro-life agenda. But, like everything else in this race, the ad makes sure you’re well aware that Messer will do anything and everything necessary to pass President’s Trump agenda.

“He’s a strong advocate for President Trump’s agenda.” It’s basically the first thing out of their mouths.

Between this ad and Rokita’s where he donned a MAGA hat and emphatically told us he’s “pro-Trump,” the whole “I’m gonna be President Trump’s best friend” is wearing pretty thing.

Differentiate yourself, put forward an original idea. Why are you better than the next guy?


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