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  • Furious backlash at Lewandowski (Megyn Kelly, Meghan McCain, John Podhoretz BARF ALERT)

    06/20/2018 12:18:01 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-19-2018 | Annetta Konstantinides
    Corey Lewandowski has sparked outrage after he mocked a story regarding a 10-year-old disabled illegal immigrant girl who was separated from her mom at the border. 'There is no low to which this coward Corey Lewandowski won't sink,' Megyn Kelly tweeted. 'This man should not be afforded a national platform to spew his hate.' Meghan McCain called the clip 'so horrible, even by Lewandowski standards'. Columnist John Podhoretz wrote: 'Womp womp will be the sound Corey Lewandowski's soul makes as it descends to Hell.'
  • Man who tried to seduce teen boy with Sprite and chicken Alfredo is sentenced [Photo! Ack!]

    06/19/2018 10:01:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    When Maruna, who reportedly admitted to police he hoped to have sex with the teenage boy, was arrested, police discovered he was carrying an iPhone, a MacBook and three zip drives — in addition to “a bottle of Astroglide lubrication, Vaseline lotion, two bottles of Sprite, and chicken Alfredo in a Tupperware container.”
  • A new children’s book tackles police shootings of unarmed black men

    06/19/2018 7:13:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 07, 2018 | Helena Oliviero
    As a series of high-profile killings of black men and boys by police officers shook the country, Atlanta child psychologists and longtime colleagues Dr. Marietta Collins, Dr. Marianne Celano and Dr. Ann Hazzard wanted to do something to spark conversations about racial injustice, counter negative stereotypes and encourage young people to embrace people of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Collins, Celano and Hazzard decided to write a children’s book that tackles not only police shootings but systematic racism going back centuries.
  • Protesters heckle Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican restaurant

    06/19/2018 7:10:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 19, 2018 | Mike Murphy
    Protesters confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inside a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night, chanting “Shame!” over the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. In video posted on Twitter, protesters are seen heckling Nielson, sitting just feet away at a table with a guest, surrounded by her security. The protesters loudly called for the end of the controversial policy, and the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is a unit under Homeland Security.
  • Moscow runs low on beer necessities for thirsty World Cup fans

    06/19/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/18/2018 | Staff
    Beer-guzzling soccer fans risk drinking bars and restaurants in the Russian capital dry, with some saying they are running low and having to wait longer than usual for fresh supplies. Moscow has been transformed by the World Cup, with singing, chanting and beer swilling fans overwhelming some of the packed bars and restaurants around the Kremlin and Red Square. "We just didn't think they would only want beer," said one waiter at a upscale eatery in central Moscow who asked not to be identified for fear of scaring off future customers. The waiter said his restaurant ran out of draft...
  • Why Did Common Sense Die ?

    06/19/2018 6:48:04 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 41 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As I watched a woman walking on the narrow shoulder of a busy highway with triplets in a stroller, looking annoyed that she has to deal with all this danger and traffic, I asked myself once again, “Whatever happened to common sense?” Then the question we never ask occurred to me: “WHY has common sense died?” In order to answer it, you first have to ask yourself: What IS common sense? Common sense is basically the application of simple reasoning to everyday life. Common sense is not enough for a complex area of specialization. You can’t use common sense to...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What's Your Summer Vacation Quiz - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    06/19/2018 5:59:43 PM PDT · by LUV W · 82 replies
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  • Congressional intern yells 'Mr. President, f--- you!' at Trump in U.S. Capitol

    06/19/2018 5:24:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 194 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    A young woman shouted an expletive at President Trump Tuesday evening as he arrived at the Capitol for a meeting with Republican lawmakers. “Mr. President, f– you,” the woman, reportedly a congressional intern, can be heard yelling in a video clip recorded by NBC’s Frank Thorp V.
  • Trump and the Invasion of the West

    06/19/2018 5:08:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/19/2018
    We are truly dealing here with an ideology of Western suicide. "It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. "Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham. "We need to be ... a country that governs with a heart," says first lady Melania Trump. "No one likes this policy," says White House aide Kellyanne Conway, even "the president wants this to end." And so it shall -- given the universal denunciations and...
  • Democrats’ Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off...

    06/19/2018 4:57:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    TheFederalist ^ | 6/19/18 | Gabriel Malor
    """Democrats’ Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free"""" Democrats’ proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum. Every Senate Democrat has now signed on to cosponsor a bill written so carelessly that it does not distinguish between migrant children at the border and U.S. citizen children already within the United States. The bill further does not distinguish between federal officers...
  • Canada legalises recreational marijuana

    06/19/2018 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 63 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September. The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug's recreational use.
  • GE booted from the Dow, to be replaced by Walgreens

    06/19/2018 3:24:17 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/19/18 | By Angelica LaVito
    * Industrial giant General Electric is out of the Dow Jones industrial average and will be replaced by drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance. * GE was one of the original components of the Dow Jones industrial average of 30 stocks in 1896.
  • Senators Ernst and King Seek to Withdraw Tax-Exempt Status from Professional Sports Leagues

    06/19/2018 3:18:22 PM PDT · by iowamark · 56 replies
    PRO Sports Act would give $100 million back to taxpayers WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Properly Reducing Overexemptions for Sports (PRO Sports) Act, to strip multi-million dollar professional sports leagues of their tax-exempt status, saving roughly $100 million in taxpayer dollars over 10 years. “Professional sports leagues – which are raking in millions of dollars from television rights and membership dues – shouldn’t also be scoring a hole-in-one with their taxes,” said Senator Ernst. “The PRO Sports Act amends the tax code to revoke this unnecessary exemption, saving approximately...
  • We’ll be cleaning up Trump’s mess for generations

    06/19/2018 3:00:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    anchorage daily news ^ | June 19, 2018 | Catherine Rampell
    President Trump’s generational warfare continues, as he repeatedly prioritizes cheap political wins today over the massive costs they will impose tomorrow. Consider, first and foremost, all the ways he’s trashing the planet... Or think about Trump’s unfunded tax cut, which, at its core, is a huge intergenerational transfer of wealth toward the old and away from the young... Other regulatory changes cheat the young to profit their elders. Amid the flurry of Trump tweets and porn-star scandals, many of those changes have received scant attention... With virtually no coverage, for instance, Trump’s Education Department announced on Friday it would once...
  • George Takei: At least during my internment, I was not taken from my parents

    06/19/2018 2:58:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Actor George Takei argued that "in one core, horrifying way," the family separations occurring at the United States' southern border are "worse" than the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. "At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents," he wrote in an op-ed for Foreign Policy magazine that was published Tuesday. Takei, an American citizen of Japanese ancestry who was detained with his family at camps in Arkansas and California, wrote that there was a "hideous irony" in the comparison. "At least during the internment, my parents were...
  • Starbucks to close 150 locations in 2019

    06/19/2018 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Daniel Uria
    June 19 (UPI) -- Starbucks announced Tuesday it plans to close 150 underperforming stores in the 2019 fiscal year. The company will triple its traditional annual average of closing about 50 stores as part of a streamlining effort including rapidly optimizing its U.S. store portfolio. "While certain demand headwinds are transitory, and some of our cost increases are appropriate investments for the future, our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable," Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson said. In July 2017, Starbucks closed all 379 Teavana locations after the tea shop showed...
  • Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead...

    06/19/2018 2:26:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Katherine Lam | Fox News
    FULL TITLE. Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead, cover him with white sheet A teenage boy in Chicago died nearly a day after he was reportedly shot in the head at a party, then presumed dead and covered with a white sheet for at least an hour until bystanders saw the 17-year-old move and began shouting at paramedics to help him. Erin Carey suffered a “catastrophic” wound after gunfire broke out at a party in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood just before 5 a.m. Monday. Carey was among six people shot that night, FOX32 Chicago reported. "He...
  • Sarah Sanders Hits Back at Laura Bush Over Criticism of Border Policy

    06/19/2018 2:21:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | John Nolte
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders fired both barrels at former first lady Laura Bush during Monday’s White House press briefing. Sanders was asked about an op-ed Bush wrote for the far-left Washington Post, where she compared the necessary and moral separation of migrant children from their illegal alien parents to the Japanese American internment camps built by Democrat president and icon Franklin Roosevelt. Sanders held nothing back in pointing out Bush’s hypocrisy. And, frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration,” she added. “We’re not the one’s responsible for creating this...
  • Meeting on Alamo plan turns heated

    06/19/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott Huddleston
    Nearly 100 people turned up to discuss a proposed Alamo plan at a public meeting that became heated Monday night... "We’re already in the first minute on our conversation, and I’m already hearing booing. It can’t happen that way,” Brockhouse said. Members of the design team addressed the group, which sometimes jeered as the consultants acknowledged being from outside of Texas... Earlier in the day, singer Phil Collins, who has donated his collection of artifacts to the Alamo, was in San Antonio for unveiling of bronze models depicting the evolution of the mission and military fortress over more than a...
  • New Yorker fact-checker under fire after mistaking ICE worker’s tattoo for Nazi symbol

    06/19/2018 1:11:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    https://nypost.com/ ^ | 7/19/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to reports. Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner. In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese...