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On Tuesday, English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding warned that she will cancel her scheduled performance on Thanksgiving at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys football game unless the Salvation Army makes a “solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.”

Earlier this week Goulding excitedly wrote on Instagram, “Ok this is going to be LIT (can I say that when I’m 32) I’m excited to announce I’ll be kicking off the @salvationarmyus Red Kettle Campaign at the @dallascowboys halftime show this Thanksgiving! I can also confirm that @the_kearnal_86 will hereby be launching his acting career. Tune in to CBS for the game and join us this holiday season in the #FightForGood.”

On Tuesday, she added on Instagram, “Ok so maybe hairnet not my strongest look but thank you @salvationarmyus for having us in New York. As you know, I have spent a lot of time in shelters in London, and this was my first time in NYC… The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need. I sat and spoke to several people who had come in from the bitter cold for some food (they serve to over 150 per day here), warmth and perhaps a chat with one of the volunteers.”


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Ok so maybe hairnet not my strongest look but thank you @salvationarmyus for having us in New York. As you know, I have spent a lot of time in shelters in London, and this was my first time in NYC… The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need. I sat and spoke to several people who had come in from the bitter cold for some food (they serve to over 150 per day here) , warmth and perhaps a chat with one of the volunteers. 🙏🏼

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But after fans of hers convinced her that the Salvation Army was hostile to the LGBT movement, as FOX4 reported, Goudling wrote, “Upon researching this, I have reached out to The Salvation Army and said that I would have no choice but to pull out unless they very quickly make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community. I am a committed philanthropist as you probably know, and my heart has always been in helping the homeless, but supporting an anti-LGBTQ charity is clearly not something I would ever intentionally do. Thank you for drawing my attention to this.”

A spokesperson for the Salvation Army told NBC5, “With an organization of our size and history, myths can perpetuate. An individual’s sexual or gender identity, religion, or lifestyle has no bearing on our willingness to provide service. We stand firmly behind our mission to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

The Salvation Army USA website states:

Almost one-third of transgender people have been rejected from an emergency shelter. The Salvation Army created a dorm in Las Vegas to offer safety and shelter to this group, which is statistically more vulnerable to assault … LGBTQ youth contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. With a presence in every zip code in the nation, we’re committed to providing spiritual and emotional care to those in need regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pro Football Talk noted, “The Cowboys have hosted the Red Kettle Kickoff show since 1997, with the campaign raising more than $2.4 billion, according to the team’s media guide. The funds support Christmas toys for children in need as well as social service programs throughout the year.”

The Dallas Morning News provides more details about the Salvation Army’s fundraising campaign, which the organization has been conducting for nearly 130 years and has raised over $140 million:

The campaign that the halftime show heralds, now in its 129th year, ends on Christmas Eve and is geared toward providing shelter and meals for people dealing with homelessness and hunger. It also supports Christmas toys for children, as well as other social service programs. Last year, the campaign, which the Salvation Army touts as “the largest and longest-running fundraiser of its kind,” brought in $142.7 million.

MICHAEL November 14, 2019
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Still don't know who she is or why I should even care. She aint gotta come here and do diddley. In fact, to quote my sainted grandmother, "Well, she can just eat shit and die."
Andy Barger November 14, 2019
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Ok. Move along then. You don't get to say who the Salvation Army gives money to. Is the LGBTQSBZ123 community hungry or need toys or needy? That is who the Salvation Army helps. Ellie, we will get another singer. No problem.
Softballumpire November 14, 2019
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This is the first I had encountered such extortion. I hope she cancels. Duplicity is duplicity. I hope the Salvation Army refuses to meet her demands & accepts
Fred Sheehan November 14, 2019
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Ellie Goulding, thank you for refusing to perform during the Thanksgiving NFL show. Everyone will be spared.
LST November 14, 2019
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To hell with the damned faggot bastards.
yankeeyob November 14, 2019
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Let her cancel. No big deal
Vincent Frantantoni November 14, 2019
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Go back to England, you who I never heard of. Don't tell us how to run our country or our organizations. I am sure one of our great American High School bands can provide better half time entertainment than you. Bye-bye.
Ellen K November 14, 2019
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I was banned from Twitter for a week for daring to call out Ellie Goulding for her ignorant actions based on the tweets of a few triggered fans. Salvation Army uses the Red Kettle Campaign to fund much of the assistance they give to homeless and jobless families. Many kids will only have Christmas because of SA. I have never seen SA turn away anyone. When tornadoes hit Dallas earlier this month, Salvation Army was on the scene immediately with hot food clothing, transportation and communication facilities. I didn't see Red Cross in these areas at all. I am sick and tired of celebrities using their virtue signaling nonsense to punish organizations that are literally doing the most good. I doubt in her entire life would Ellie Goulding help as many people as Salvation Army has helped. For daring to state these facts on Twitter, I was banned. So Twitter is now protecting celebrities from the folly of their own ignorance. Great.
Scotty November 14, 2019
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I would have Told that thing You don't have to Cancel because You are being Replaced, she is from the UK Never heard of Her till i read this article, stay in the UK & sing and make Your Demands there
Larry November 14, 2019
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Bye Felicia....
Oh No November 14, 2019
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Who???? Ok Bye !!!! person I don't know, haven't heard of , and don't care about. And how random? Why the Salvation Army? Weirdo! Your Country is doing so awesome by the way huh? Since it will be on Thanksgiving, an American Holiday, many will be giving thanks if you don't sing. So hopefully the Salvation Army will ignore you.
Patriot1951 November 14, 2019
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I hope the Salvation Army thumbs their noses at your ridiculous extortion demands and leaves you eating crow for Thanksgiving.. Conservatives will make up any losses the wonderful SA organization suffers because of your insulting and ludicrous threats.
Joe Chytil November 14, 2019
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So go back to the UK, we don't need you here, I never even heard of you so no loss at all
Kim November 14, 2019
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Go to hell you stupid bitch. Bet your gay loving ass they can find someone else. You will burn in hell just like them.
Alfred E Newman November 14, 2019
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How low can you go. The Salvation Army is one of the most if not the most chartible organization on the face of the earth. To threaten this organization is unthinkable. Please do not appear. Go away and don't let the door hit you in the ass. Please Cowboys tell her to drop dead on her demands.
Kendrick Prater November 14, 2019
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Don't know who she is & don't care. Tell her to stay home. Tired of people throwing out meaningless threats!
Alex November 14, 2019
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There's plenty of other entertainers out there than ones who use threats to get their way.
Julie November 14, 2019
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Have never heard of this idiot!
Mary November 14, 2019
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Get rid of Goulding, replace her with a country singer. She is a jackass, demanding they cave-in to her stupid demand
Stephen November 13, 2019
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Good then we'll find someone else then, SA has its needs 2 meet, dont add more
Earnie Bailey November 13, 2019
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The NFL should cancel her appearance. We do not need to worry about finding entertainment. Besides, this gay shit is out of hand. Keep it behind closed doors where it belongs.
Sharron Powers November 13, 2019
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talk about quid pro quo!
Randie November 13, 2019
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Please Quit. Not a great singer, but Nobody Cares
Eleanor November 13, 2019
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There's a Guy on Facebook named Gary Pecorella! He wrote a song "Save America" which is all over the Facebook, has been played at Conservative meetings, and I've seen it on Youtube. I'll bet he'd be more than willing to sing his song for ALLthe American Patriots at the game!! I believe he lives on the east coast. Anyway, he sure is more patriotic than this blackmailing witch!!
Michael November 13, 2019
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OK. Bye.
Chaz November 13, 2019
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Leave the SA alone to do their good works and keep the fucking politics out of it, especially the PC political nonsense. They don't have a litmus test to determine who gets food or shelter - so this bitch can take her attitude back to the UK or stuff it up her ass.
cas November 13, 2019
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Bye, lets get someone more patriotic.
Dennis George Orr November 13, 2019
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This entertainer is 'expendable'! The gross extortion of her demand is unpalatable. Let her sing to her fellow perverts in the 'Cesspool Bowl'. When will this insanity be rejected and the adults take back their responsibility?


Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’



Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence



President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.


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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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