US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe publicly protested the US national anthem during Wednesday’s victory parade in New York City; refusing to salute the flag as a member of the NYPD sang the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
The controversial athlete unloaded on President Trump during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night; saying the Commander-in-Chief was excluding minorities and other groups with his ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
“Protest is not comfortable, ever,” Rapinoe told Cooper. “It’s going to make people uncomfortable, it’s going to cause people to look inwards and question everything they thought that they knew.”
Watch Rapinoe during the US national anthem above.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: San Fran Residents Describe ‘Developing-World Squalor’ Throughout City
Residents of San Francisco continued their struggle against rising crime and rampant drug-use this week; describing ‘developing-world squalor’ throughout the city with “open-air narcotics markets.”
According to WRAL, locals and city officials are demanding the San Francisco government clampdown on the “mentally-ill homeless population” that some describe as “the land of the living dead.”
“It is a scene of detritus that might bring to mind any variety of developing-world squalor. But this is San Francisco, the capital of the nation’s technology industry, where a single span of Hyde Street hosts an open-air narcotics market by day and at night is occupied by the unsheltered and drug-addled slumped on the sidewalk,” writes WRAL.
“It’s like the land of the living dead,” said one resident. “We are the most advanced country in the world and that’s what people are having to live with here.”
“It’s almost impossible to get convicted in this city,” added a worker in the Police Department’s narcotics division. “The message needs to be sent that it’s not OK to be selling drugs. It’s not allowed anywhere else. Where else can you walk up to someone you don’t know and purchase crack and heroin? Is there such a place?”
Read the full story here.
CORTEZ CONFUSION: Socialist Star Says Trump Tried to ‘BAN ALL MUSLIMS’ From US
Liberal superstar and New York Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on the Trump administration this week, falsely claiming the White House was trying to “ban Muslims” from entering the United States.
Cortez slammed the President on social media Monday, saying his administration’s attempt to “ban Muslims” was based on their worldview “where the expansion of one’s rights must come at the cost of another’s.”
I highly doubt that Sessions and this administration, who fought to ban Muslims from this country, value “religious liberty” at all.
They believe in and prop up a false, zero-sum world where the expansion of one’s rights must come at the cost of another’s.
Vote them out in Nov. https://t.co/7TpDni4mnH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 30, 2018
Cortez found herself in hot water in recent days after the left-wing candidate referred to Israeli settlers as the “occupiers of Palestine” and claimed closing tax “loopholes” would finance a universal healthcare system in the United States.