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  • The Case Against Joe Biden

    01/18/2018 8:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 10, 2018 | Walker Bragman
    He’s running—or so it would seem. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been making the rounds for his American Promise Tour, promoting (among other things) his new memoir, Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, which centers around the death of his son, and his plans for the future. Naturally, the book is a hit. In the last week and a half, Newsweek has run two articles pitching a single-term Biden presidency to restore normalcy to American politics—one by Matthew Cooper titled, “Joe Biden Can Beat Trump in 2020, But Will the Democratic Party Let Him Run?,”...
  • Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill [Grahamnesty Alert]

    01/18/2018 11:20:33 AM PST · by advance_copy · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/2018 | Ashley Killough and Sunlen Serfaty
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he won't vote for a short-term spending bill -- also known as a continuing resolution or CR -- that Republicans are attempting to pass by Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. The South Carolina Republican continued to push for the bipartisan proposal that he and five other senators pitched to the President last week -- which addresses the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- though that plan was rejected. "I'm not going to vote for a CR," Graham told reporters Wednesday. "I want to be fair to the DACA population. I want...
  • [SATIRE] ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say At Google (tr)

    01/17/2018 10:47:37 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 10, 2018 | Babby Lonbee
    ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say In Darkened Room At Google Headquarters January 10, 2018 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — In a darkened room labeled “101” deep within Google’s Mountain View headquarters, an outed conservative employee was forced to say there are more than two genders after a long period of torture. The man was tortured for hours, arguing the objective reality of two genders, being told he was “mentally deranged” and suffering from “a defective worldview” before finally giving in. “Do you remember writing in an email that there are only two genders?” he was...
  • Canadian PM is known abroad as the Trump whisperer (the CBC's laughable take.)

    01/17/2018 9:27:14 AM PST · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Rosemary Barton
    ANALYSIS - It's no bromance, but Trudeau has found a way to charm Trump: Rosemary Barton Canadian PM is known abroad as the Trump whisperer One year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was confronted with an unexpected challenge: A U.S. president more familiar to Canadians as a reality-TV star than for his public policy. A president so vastly different in his approach to politics that it was perhaps impossible to overcome. And so began a long courtship that now seems to be an actual relationship. It may be counterintuitive, given the state of the current free trade negotiations, but there...
  • 'Fake News Awards' absent from Trump's White House schedule, dismissed as 'potential event'

    01/17/2018 1:35:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | January 16, 2018
    President Trump’s so-called "Fake News Awards" were up in the air on the eve of the bizarre celebration of journalism at odds with his White House’s rhetoric. When asked about the ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed Trump's awards as “a potential event." By nightfall, the mysterious awards are absent from the President’s public schedule Wednesday. Sanders told White House reporters she would divulge details on the awards at an unspecified time, with only 24 hours to go until the anticipated bash.
  • The True Story Of Andrew Jackson’s Swearing Parrot

    01/16/2018 10:19:16 PM PST · by oxcart · 38 replies ^ | 02/22/17 | staff
    Andrew Jackson isn’t the only US President to keep a pet bird in the White House. Teddy Roosevelt had a one-legged rooster and James Buchanan supposedly owned two bald eagles (because America). But to our knowledge, Jackson was the only one to have a swearing parrot. The bird’s name was Poll and was originally meant for Jackson’s wife, Rachel. But after she passed away, Jackson became the African Grey’s caretaker. So how did the parrot get a foul mouth? We can’t say for sure. But with what we know about Jackson—a man so tough and temperamental his nickname was “Old...
  • John Lewis harassed (greeted) with Trump chants on airplane

    01/16/2018 2:34:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 96 replies
    AOL ^ | Jan 16, 2018
    Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the only person alive who spoke during Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington, was verbally taunted on a D.C. to Atlanta flight over the weekend. The civil rights legend shared his story on Senator Cory Booker’s new podcast “Lift Every Voice.” “I’m walking down the aisle, and the gentleman said as loud as he could, ‘Trump!” recounted Lewis. “The 77-year-old has been a vocal critic of Trump, refusing to attend the Civil Rights Museum opening in Mississippi if Trump was in attendance and Trump’s State of the Union speech scheduled for January 30.
  • Mitt Romney Uses Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Attack Donald Trump

    01/16/2018 5:49:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday morning to attack President Donald Trump, using the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to suggest that Trump is a racist. Romney wrote: “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & ‘charity for all.'”
  • Fusion GPS Founder Retracts Claim of FBI Source Inside Trump Campaign

    01/14/2018 3:00:23 PM PST · by Strac6 · 48 replies
    During his testimony before Congress in August, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said that the FBI had a source inside the Trump campaign who gave credence to the infamous dossier the company created for the Democrats. He repeated the claim in a New York Times op-ed on January 2. But today, Fusion GPS is retracting that statement, saying that Simpson "mischaracterized" the source. Washington Times: Then suddenly, as quick as the headlines went up, some one close to Fusion was waving off reporters. Mr. Simpsonhad “mischaracterized” the source. It was not some one on the Trump inside, but apparently an...
  • Doctors want President Trump's head examined (CNN Hysteria Alert)

    01/14/2018 7:01:40 AM PST · by usafa92 · 45 replies
    Clinton/Communist News Network ^ | 1/13/2018 | Jen Christensen
    CNN) President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President. While reviews of the past five presidents' physical exams show only a brief mention of mental health and none of the records includes a readout of the mental health tests, this letter points out that mental evaluations are routine during...
  • Did Glenn Simpson Lie to Congress?

    01/12/2018 11:19:06 AM PST · by mojito · 18 replies
    Tablet ^ | 1/12/2018 | Lee Smith
    ...There’s a much simpler way to explain how the golden shower incident wound up in the dossier. Emin Agalarov or his father Aras gave the story about the prostitutes to the same emissary they were sending to Trump Tower—Natalia Veselnitskaya. She gave it directly to Simpson. Someone embellished it along the line. [....] Simpson’s testimony shows that the Senate Judiciary Committee is alert to the likelihood that information on Fusion’s two Russia-related jobs may have flowed in both directions. “Was there any overlap,” asked one investigator, “between the employees from Fusion who were working on the Trump investigation and the...
  • New Maps: Which country has the most open defecation in the world?

    01/12/2018 3:54:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 118 replies
    Rice Institute ^ | 2014 | Aashish Gupte
    Using the method described by Friedrich Huebler on his blog, and using estimates of the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme on Water Supply and Sanitation, and with advice from my friend Srini, I created an open defecation map of the world.
  • Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘$h!thole’ countries

    01/11/2018 1:53:02 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Josh Dawsey
    President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday. The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens....
  • [Video]: Captain Kirk Meets Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters (3:23)

    01/11/2018 12:15:36 PM PST · by Maceman · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/6/2017 | Unknown
    Captain Kirk Meets Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters
  • How come there’s no Gov’t Shutdown clock on CNN this time ???

    01/10/2018 7:36:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Jan 10, 2018
    Lol !!!!
  • Mueller adds veteran cyber prosecutor to special-counsel team

    01/10/2018 12:23:40 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/10/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has added a veteran cyber prosecutor to his team, filling what has long been a gap in expertise and potentially signaling a recent focus on computer crimes. Ryan K. Dickey was assigned to Mueller’s team in early November from the Justice Department’s computer crime and intellectual-property section, said a spokesman for the special counsel’s office. He joined 16 other lawyers who are highly respected by their peers but who have come under fire from Republicans wary of some of their political contributions to Democrats. Dickey’s addition is particularly notable because he is the first...
  • Oprah Winfrey better odds for President 2020 than Joe Biden

    01/09/2018 8:21:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 09, 2018 02:52 PM | James Wilson
    Media billionaire Oprah Winfrey has better odds of being elected President in 2020 that former Vice President Joe Biden. BetOnline currently gives the star a 20 to 1 chance at making replacing Trump, whilst Biden is given odds of only 25 to 1 — the same chance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Neither Biden nor Oprah has formally committed to running, but both have made clear they’re interested. Oprah’s acceptance speech of the Cecil B. De Mille Award at the Golden Globes sparked widespread speculation that she may be gearing up for a pivot...
  • Blues for Orange Bowl Champs

    01/09/2018 7:44:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 9, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A college football team staying in a Trump hotel for the Orange Bowl should be easy material for a progressive wit, if you could find a witty progressive. "After learning the University of Wisconsin football team will be staying at Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami, Florida in the days leading up to the Orange bowl, the Student Coalition for Progress issued a press release calling for an explanation from university officials," Sarah Godfrey wrote in The Badger Herald. "The group is 'disappointed' the team, band and alumni are staying in a hotel with the same name as the current...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - January 8, 2018

    01/08/2018 3:02:06 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Interesting Interview With Joe DiGenova Links DOJ-NSD John Carlin With FISA Court Judge Contreras…

    01/07/2018 4:35:24 PM PST · by randita · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/7/18 | SunDance
    The word is getting out. People are slowing beginning to piece together the BIGGER STORY of what fundamentally lies behind the Obama administration’s 2016 use of FISA 702(16)(17) surveillance, and how an the intentional non-oversight of the Department of Justice National Security Division was used in the construct of the unlawful FBI surveillance and spying operation against presidential candidate Donald Trump. During a radio interview on WMAL legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney General for Washington DC, Joe DiGenova, specifically highlights the DOJ National Security Division head John P Carlin and his role in the 2016 FISA warrant. Other than...