Saturday Show 1-28-17
Mexicans launch boycotts of US companies
The digital image shows a clenched fist bathed in the red, white and green of Mexico’s flag and decorated with the nation’s emblematic eagle. “Consumers, to the Shout of War,” it says in Spanish above the fist. “Consume products made in country…Use your buying power to punish the companies that favor the politics of the new U.S. government.”
Trump aide hits back at AFT president over secretary of educational Top Donald Trump aide
Kellyanne Conway on Thursday hit back at Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, for criticizing the selection of Betsy DeVos for Education secretary. Weingarten on Wednesday called DeVos, a wealthy school-choice advocate, “ideological” and “anti-public ed.”
California lawmakers want third option for Id’s
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill supporters say would make California the first state to add a third gender option on state identifying documents.
FedEx driver saves American Flag from protesters trying to burn it
A FedEx driver saved an American Flag from protesters who were trying to burn it on Thursday. The protesters had gathered at the pedestrian mall in Iowa City, Iowa.
Establishment in full meltdown over Trump refugee orders
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will pause the resettlement of Third World refugees in the United States for 120 days while a system of “extreme vetting” is put in place.
New U.S. U.N. envoy warns allies: back us or we’ll take names
The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pledged on Friday to overhaul the world body and warned U.S. allies that if they do not support Washington, then she is “taking names” and will respond.
Record number of people caught trying to bring guns on planes
The Transportation Security Administration found a record number of guns in carry-on baggage in 2016, and a staggering 83 percent of them were loaded. According to the TSA, which released its annual review on Thursday, 3,391 guns were found in checked bags in 2016.
Hill Republicans try to ease purchase of gun ‘silencers,’ as NRA-backed Trump arrives
Congressional Republicans are trying to change federal guns regulations to make buying a silencer, or suppressor, easier. But critics don’t agree with the argument that the proposed legislation is a safety measure to prevent hearing injuries.
Pope Francis: ‘Liberation Theology Was Good for Latin America
In a controversial interview, Pope Francis has publicly defended Liberation Theology, calling it a “positive thing” in Latin America. In his lengthy interview last week with the leftist Spanish daily El País, the Pope said that “Liberation Theology was a good thing for Latin America,”
Feds Still in Cover-up Mode: Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooter Indictment Omits Terrorism
A grand jury in south Florida just indicted the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter, but the feds are still in cover-up mode so terrorism isn’t even mentioned though an FBI agent testified in court that the attack was carried out on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).