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  • Roger Goodell: Captain of the NFL Titanic

    10/19/2017 5:01:48 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10.19.2017 | David Blackmon
    Fresh off his mid-season meetings with NFL owners and players in New York, Roger Goodell told the assembled press that they had talked and talked and talked about “social justice” stuff and the national anthem and decided that….wait for it….NOTHING WILL CHANGE. Goodell said that while he and the owners would “prefer” all players to stand for the national anthem and honor the country that has made them all so fabulously wealthy, he and his feckless group of owners will make no rules changes to require them to do so. Thus, the NFL will continue to fine players who don’t...
  • NBC's Katy Tur on Covering Trump's Lies: "He Was Slippery Like a Snake"

    10/19/2017 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    RCP video ^ | 10-18-2017 | Tim Hains
    (very little transcript, just watch the video clip) NBC's Katy Tur's is interviewed by The Guardian to discuss her new book focusing on the covering Donald Trump. Here, she talks about what he wants most of all: to be loved, feted and celebrated.
  • #NoMuslimBanEver march in DC led by CAIR and supported by refugee contractors

    10/19/2017 4:09:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 10/19/17 | Ann Corcoran
    I’ve been telling you about the march that was planned for yesterday, and held yesterday, against the Trump Administration most recently here.I just did a quick check and found this amateur video of the event in DC.  The march is clearly being led by the Council on American Islamic Relations as their banner went first while a woman chanted (to the sounds of one of those drums the Commies use in marches):“No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” I’m sure there are better quality photos, but here (below) is a quick screen shot from the video.By Washington standards (I’ve...
  • GANDHI AND MARTIN LUTHER KING SMILE ON CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT...TRUMP SHOULD, TOO

    10/19/2017 2:05:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/18/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    'Ever in my fiercest criticisms here did I think we would see the police of a member state of the European Union injuring 900 people in an attempt to stop them getting out to vote" Nigel Farage speaks in the European Parliament on Catalonia-October 3, 2017 In recent weeks the Catalan independence movement has quietly, discreetly and without violence asserted itself with mass street demonstrations and a referendum on independence. The Spanish government has responded with a violent attempt to suppress the independence movement snd thrown leaders into jail...... As Nigel Farage noted in a conversation with Stuart Varney on...
  • A Senate of the States: June 12th – June 13th, 1787

    10/19/2017 1:37:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 19th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As of June 12th, the evolving senate still had no powers beyond those of the Confederation. Additional powers arrived after delegates determined its institutional shape and characteristics. At issue was the senate’s relationship with the lower house and the executive branch. Governor Randolph reminded the committee “the democratic licentiousness of the state legislatures proved the necessity of a firm senate.” The best model was the senate of Maryland, which consisted of fifteen members appointed to five-year terms by an electoral college of two electors from each county and one each from the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Senate] Yet, even...
  • Black Man Arrested For Assaulting a Disabled White Man As Revenge For Slavery

    10/18/2017 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    MRC TV ^ | October 18, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A 27-year-old black man has been charged with a hate crime after assaulting a white, disabled, homeless passenger as revenge for slavery. WJLA reports Marquis Evans-Royster and the victim were riding the Washington D.C. Metrobus system at the time of the incident. Evans-Royster approached the 52-year-old victim, looked him directly in the eye, and said, “You owe me for making my grandmother a slave.” Evans-Royster also reportedly spit on the victim’s face and searched through his pockets. While on the bus, he also allegedly yelled, “All white people are evil” and that the white passengers on the bus “should die.”...
  • Inside the Campaign Merch Graveyard

    10/18/2017 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GQ Magazine ^ | October 18, 2017 | Elaina Plott, Washingtonian Magazine
    Where do all those Jeb!-festooned tees, cufflinks, and yard signs go when the game is lost? To the Girl Scouts, obviously. Last week, Hammerstone, a company that sells tchotchkes and apparel—you know, like golf shirts festooned with corporate logos—sent out a rather curious email. Hammerstone, which sometimes works with political campaigns, wrote to announce it had on hand a heft of surplus gear from the presidential campaigns of Jeb(!) Bush and Marco Rubio. The items for sale, the email noted, included such indispensables as Criquet polo shirts, cufflinks, challenge coins, and drinkware, all emblazoned with the logos of two long-defunct...
  • ‘Shattered’ author details Hillary Clinton’s three major campaign flaws for a Pittsburgh audience

    10/18/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Public Source ^ | October 11, 2017 | Oliver Morrison
    As Hillary Clinton waited backstage on Nov. 8, 2016, she looked over at Bill, who was slipping on his suit jacket, and smiled. Her campaign staff clinked their champagne glasses, as she walked to the podium, to signal that, come January, the glass ceiling that held back women had been shattered. Some version of that story with a happy ending for Hillary Clinton’s supporters is what political journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes were preparing to turn into a book, Allen told an audience of more than 100 attendees at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall on Tuesday. Instead, they wrote...
  • Fusion GPS Partners Plead The Fifth During House Intel Appearance

    10/18/2017 4:49:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    Two of the co-founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Trump dossier, invoked their Fifth Amendment rights during a meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller. Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan, the two Fusion GPS partners, plead the Fifth “to every question asked of them,” the source says. The House panel earlier this month subpoenaed Fritsch, Catan and their fellow partner, Glenn Simpson, to discuss their involvement in the dossier, which was compiled last year by former British spy Christopher Steele. In a letter to...
  • WAY too late? NFL commish Roger Goodell describes what he’d like league to ‘stay out of’

    10/18/2017 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-18-2017 | Doug P.
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference today, and said the following: NBC News ✔@NBCNews NFL Commissioner Goodell: “What we’re trying to do is stay out of politics. We're not looking to get into politics" 2:20 PM - Oct 18, 2017 (snip) Katie Pavlich ✔@KatiePavlich Roger Goodell is a coward. Enforce the NFL anthem policy or not, sitting in the middle by saying people "should" stand is pathetic 2:23 PM - Oct 18, 2017 427 Replies 1,111 Retweets 3,429 likes It’s almost like Goodell’s playing politics by reacting that way!
  • Today in US military history: "The Bone," 29th Rangers, and the Burning of Falmouth

    10/18/2017 1:13:56 PM PDT · by fugazi · 3 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1775: A small British fleet commanded by Capt. Henry Mowat bombards the town of Falmouth, Mass. (modern-day Portland, Maine), setting most of the coastal settlement on fire with incendiary cannonballs. Mowat then sends a landing party ashore to destroy any buildings that were still standing, and the "Burning of Falmouth" will provide the inspiration for the Continental Congress to establish the Continental Navy. 1917: A convoy bearing the newly created 42d "Rainbow" Infantry Division sails from Hoboken, N.J. for France. The unit consists of federalized National Guard soldiers from 26 states and the District of Colombia, and its chief-of-staff is...
  • Thomas Friedman Mesmerized at Speed of Trump's Curve Balls: Striking Out Obama's Legacy

    10/18/2017 12:39:33 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 27 replies
    Gotham City Slimes ^ | 10/18/2017 | Thomas "my-brain-is-Fried" man
    I'm sure Thomas "My-Brain-is-Fried" Man went to college.  He has a fine command of English sentence construction, yet his brain was not designed to comprehend a multi-front attack. Leftist journalists employed at the major newspapers yearn for the good-ole-days when politics moved at a much slower pace.  The world of digital news and Twitter is not comfortable for them because they need time to think. Friedman's recent column proves he is totally unhinged by how fast Trump is governing and making changes.  To hear him describe his shock and bewilderment is just delicious. I paraphrase: "Trump is unraveling so...
  • ‘Fire Mueller’ Campaign Picks Up Steam In Wake of Russian Bribery Scandal

    10/18/2017 11:40:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/18/2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A social media campaign urging President Trump to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has gained steam after reports that he oversaw the FBI when the agency allegedly hid evidence of Russian officials engaging in a bribery scheme under the Obama administration — just before the US gave Moscow a large amount of uranium....
  • DATA: Blue States Getting Redder and Red States Getting Redder

    10/18/2017 11:36:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/18/2017 | Larry Schweikart
    October’s voter registration changes measured against last November continue to show Republican strength, almost across the board. Certainly in the “battleground” states, the Democrats are looking at a very bleak picture. A reminder that these are net changes—some states have seen voter registration increases, some decreases as rolls are purged—but the key is the net gain or loss of one party against the other. Also, keep in mind Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas and Georgia, to name a few, do not register by party so it is impossible to track the changes in those states. However, with that in mind...
  • North Korea Is A Chinese Puppet

    10/18/2017 11:35:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    A lot has been said this year about North Korea and their highly eccentric leader. In the western world, government officials and mainstream media talking heads portray Kim Jong-un as a maniac who is one snap decision away from starting a nuclear war. However, the official narrative leaves out a few crucial details. Kim Jong-un is described as things like “crazy” or “unstable.” This creates the illusion that he is unstable enough to put his country in harm’s way with an unprovoked attack on the US. Kim is not as crazy as the media makes him appear, however. He learned...
  • Condemning Harvey, Still Clinging to Bill and Teddy

    10/18/2017 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 18, 2017 | George Neumayr
    The gall of the Dems is unmitigated. Amidst the flurry of demands that Harvey Weinstein be extinguished from the liberal memory, Democrats keep turning up at institutions and award ceremonies named after serial exploiters of women. The other day John Kerry took a break from the denunciations of the bloated mogul to pick up an honor from the “Edward Kennedy Institute.” Barack Obama sent his fraternal greetings to the august gathering. Needless to say, memories of Teddy Kennedy’s exploitation of waitresses and campaign volunteers didn’t figure into the high proceedings. Teddy had the seduction techniques of Harvey Weinstein down pat,...
  • Housing a "Necessary Right" Says Congresswoman [semi-satire]

    10/18/2017 11:18:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) declared "it is everyone's human right to have a suitable house to live in. Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness mean nothing if you don't have a decent place to live." Waters demanded that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson "implement a program that provides a house to everyone that needs it. For too long access to a decent home has depended on the ability of individuals to afford to pay for it and maintain it. This is an injustice when we have the means to solve this problem." Part of the Congresswoman's reasoning cited...
  • More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights Council

    10/18/2017 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Joseph Klein
    The latest election of some of the world's worst human rights abusing countries to serve on the Council does not hold out any hope of real reform The United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected 15 member states to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2018-2020 term, including such notorious human rights abusers as Qatar, Angola, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Member states considered eligible for membership on the Human Rights Council are theoretically supposed to be able to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of human rights and their full cooperation with all...
  • Barry Soetoro, Posing as Obama, Now Running Hollywood Show

    10/18/2017 10:36:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, move over Weinstein Brothers, Barry Soetoro, posing as Barack Obama, is now in your Director’s Chair. Barry Soetoro—aka Barack Hussein Obama—is Hollywood’s latest, big new film producer. No doubt about it. Harvey Weinstein and brother Bob have been drummed out of the film producing business courtesy of sexual harassment allegations still surfacing today.
  • Puerto Rican Officials Withholding FEMA Aid to Bash President Trump

    10/18/2017 10:16:37 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 26 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/18/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Be very skeptical of the screeching media, demanding to know why aspects of FEMA recovery efforts aren't happening as fast as they determine it should be. Lying to the American people is something expected. Intentionally causing misery for political gain is also expected of Democrats, no matter how benign-to-lethal that misery will be.