“One America News Network (abbreviated as OAN, commonly referred to as One America News) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Herring Networks, Inc. The network is headquartered in San Diego, California, and operates a news bureau in Washington, D.C. Originally envisioned as a conservative news network, OAN’s stated focus is delivering a credible source of national and international news 24/7. OAN also features political analysis programming and political talk shows, along with network special documentary-style reports; its news coverage attempts to maintain objectivity while its political shows illustrate a stronger conservative lean.
“The channel was launched on July 4, 2013.”
Recently, an anchor on One America News gave a lengthy editorial on the Middle East and ISIS. TYT Network discusses it.
In a fit of melodrama, pundit Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox News’ show “The Five” on Monday and threatened to “knock out” fellow paid host Eric Bolling during an argument about Donald Trump’s comments about immigration, writes CNN.
Geraldo Rivera plays the paid liberal on the show.
The other four are generally right-wing conservatives, rounding out “The Five.”
Earlier, co-host Jesse Watters referred to President Barack Obama a “skinny community organizer.”
They then spoke about the killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, and Rivera accused Trump of using her death as a platform to speak on illegal immigration.
“It is exploiting and sensationalizing,” Rivera said.
“From a guy who exploits and sensationalizes everything,” Bolling interjected.
“Are you talking to me?” Rivera asked, using his best Taxi Driver impersonation. Rivera is known for his sensational news and talk shows. “You’re lucky that you’re my friend. I’d knock you out right now…” he said.
According to NPR, on the morning of May 31st, 2009, a Wichita, Kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions – Dr. George Tiller – was shot at his church.
Several hours later, the shooter Scott Roeder was arrested as he was driving toward Kansas City.
At his trial, Roeder admitted killing Tiller. “I did what I thought was needed to be done to protect the children. I shot him,” Roeder said.
Roeder was convicted of first-degree murder and given an enhanced sentence of 50 years.
Tiller’s clinic had been previously bombed in 1986, and in 1993, Tiller was shot in both arms. There had also been a “massive effort organized by the Pro-Life Action Network and Operation Rescue” in 1991 where anti-abortionist protested at three clinics that provided abortion services in the area. The main protest area was at Dr. Tiller’s clinic, and thousands poured in from across the country, states NPR.
“They did everything, they laid down,” says former district attorney Nola Foulston. “They wouldn’t walk. The officers had to carry them. They cried that there was brutal treatment.”
The protests were repeated 10 years later in 2001. The presence of “sidewalk counselors” near the clinic’s driveway continued almost on a daily basis.
But in the years before his death, Tiller did not shy away from the gates of his clinic nor from the media coverage, including from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, who nicknamed him “Tiller the baby killer.” Through it all, Tiller remained defiant and vocal, according to NPR.
Even many Christians do not agree with the shooting of Dr. Tiller. The below editorial is from Christianity Today after the earlier, 1993 shooting of Tiller.
“A dangerous phrase is floating about pro-life circles these days. Following the murder of Dr. David Gunn and the shooting of Dr. George Tiller, extremists have rationalized those violent acts by calling them justifiable homicide. Fortunately, most people in the pro-life movement intuitively reject attempts to justify the murder of abortionists. But instinct may not serve us well in emotionally compelling situations. We must also think through the reasons for rejecting deadly violence in the abortion struggle.
“The logic for justifiable homicide runs like this: If a crazed killer enters your home and threatens the lives of your children, you are justified in grabbing your deer-hunting rifle and shooting the intruder. Likewise, these extremists argue, you are justified in using deadly force to stop a doctor known to be a “serial killer” of fetuses from murdering more.
“There are several assumptions in this argument that are worth examining. First, it is assumed one should try to kill a potential killer in order to prevent more killing. But the church has long recognized that the intent to kill is always sinful. The Christian may feel obliged to attempt to stop a madman with an AK-47. And that attempt may result in death. But moral theologians have applied the term justifiable homicide only to that killing which is an unintended secondary effect. The intent must be to protect the innocent. Disabling a killer—whether by hitting him with an unabridged dictionary or by shooting him with a bullet—may result in his death. But it is not permissible under the law of Christ for an individual acting alone to intend to kill another human being.
“Second, the analogy requires us to believe that the guilt of an intentional killing can be outweighed by preventing other, unknown, as-yet-not-committed evil acts. Christian ethicists have taught that we are not justified in committing a known evil in order to achieve a good end. Just as we do not cheat on our taxes in order to give more money to missions, we do not murder abortionists in order to bring more babies to term. The end does not justify the means.
“Shooting an abortionist, then, is unlike incidental killing in the defense of one’s family: it involves premeditation and sinful intention…
According to Wikipedia, Keith Russell Ablow is an American psychiatrist, author and television personality. He is also a contributor on psychiatry for Fox News Channel. Recently, Ablow made some questionable comments on Fox News about transgender people.
“Lessig is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Center for Internet and Society. Lessig is a founding board member of Creative Commons and the founder of Rootstrikers, and is on the board of MapLight. He is on the advisory boards of the Democracy Café, Sunlight Foundation, and Americans Elect. He is a former board member of the Free Software Foundation, Software Freedom Law Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.”
Could Lessig be a good write-in candidate for President of the United States?
By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in King v. Burwell, the case that centers on whether the Internal Revenue Service can allow payment of Affordable Care Act subsidies to individuals enrolled in the federal exchange.
The lawsuit is widely considered to be based on a technicality. The actual law reads “state exchanges” as opposed to “federal exchange.”
Should the Court rule against the Obama administration, subsidies no longer would be available to individuals who purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov, the federal website, in the 34 states that chose not to establish their own state-based exchanges, writes The Daily Signal.
It also would mean the Obamacare employer mandate would be effectively unenforceable, according to The Daily Signal.
Things would probably get ugly if that happens. Democrats would probably go on the offensive, blaming Republicans for “every case of a person who lost coverage just before giving birth, or having another round of chemo,” according to nhpr.org.
Some people – such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin – have said, however, that King v. Burwell may not destroy Obamacare, because Congress would feel compelled to legislate a fix with a bill.
“‘Manspreading’ — the act of a someone, usually a man, taking up two subway seats by spreading his legs — has rankled many train passengers for years. It became enough of an annoyance that the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York put anti-manspreading public service announcements on subway cars,” writes The Huffington Post.
Is the campaign against “manspreading” left-wing? Right-wing? Is it “anti-man?” Can women get arrested for it?
Is it “intellectually consistent” to have cold winters and still believe in global warming?
Global warming is all about averages. What if the average summer temperature goes up by one degree, but the average winter, spring, and fall temperatures stay the same? That means the average yearly temperature will still go up slightly (because the summer was hotter). But the winter temperature was still the same = still cold.
What if the area where you live has the same temperature every year, but the average temperature in the desert keeps going up? Or the average temperature of the oceans?
Do the current droughts and floods in the U.S. relate to global warming? One of California’s biggest sources of water – the mountain snowpack – is practically already gone for the rest of the summer.
Scientist Bill Nye sent out a tweet linking the flooding to global warming, with predictable results.
A Republican politician in Arkansas called for the termination of the police chief who released a 2006 offense report alleging that Josh Duggar, of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” molested five underage girls when he was a teenager.
State Senator Bart Hester (R) told local TV station KFSM that he believed Springdale Police Chief Kathy O’Kelly compromised the identities of the eldest Duggar’s alleged victims by releasing the police report, writes Talking Points Memo.
“I believe it is unavoidable that the Springdale police chief should be terminated. She has re-victimized these young ladies,” said Hester.
Tabloid magazine In Touch Weekly reportedly published the offense report, which it obtained through a public records request.
According to TPM, the names of the victims, as well as Josh Duggar’s name, were redacted. The report was destroyed the same day it was published in the magazine by order of Judge Stacey Zimmerman, writes TPM.
What’s the Charlie Charlie Challenge and where did it come from?
The Charlie Charlie Challenge – or variants of it, known as the pencil game or Charlie pencil – has been around for some time. It’s claimed that the game is an old Mexican tradition, but there’s no information on that on the internet. It seems to have been around for years before it took off this week.
To play the game, get a sheet of paper and draw two lines on it to make a cross, writes TYT Network. Put a “yes” in the top right and bottom left hand corner, and a “no” in the remaining two.”
Chant the phrase “Charlie Charlie, can we play?” or “Charlie, Charlie, are you here?” If the top pencil moves to the word “yes” after the chant, a Mexican “demon” named Charlie has supposedly been called to answer questions, according to knowyourmeme.com.
To end the game, players chant the phrase “Charlie, Charlie, can we stop?”