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What is "Free Speech" online? (Cartoon)

What is "Free Speech" online? (Cartoon)


Via: Krishna  •  59 comments  •  8 minutes ago
Credit: xkcd
Jun 26 12:40am @3.3.1 Historically, the hallmark of all successful publishing has always been the professional application of editorial control of content and the same holds true for websites and social media. The New...
The Media Needs To Stop Hiding The Truth About Illegal Immigrant Crime

The Media Needs To Stop Hiding The Truth About Illegal Immigrant Crime


By: Texan1211  •  22 comments  •  16 hours ago  •  LOCKED
A man in a Texan prison, already charged with murdering an 81-year-old woman, was charged in May with murdering 11 more elderly women ranging in age from 76 to 94. The accused serial killer, Billy Chemirmir, worked in home health care and allegedly posed as a maintenance worker to gain access to his victims’ homes. Chemirmir is accused of smothering his victims with a pillow, then stealing...
Jun 25 7:45pm @5.1.2 What in Hell does that comment have to do with American free speech? The SC just ruled that even vulgar trade names are allowed. See: FUCT...
Jun 25 7:23pm @5.1 Oh, BULL! You plainly do not understand American free speech or the First Ammendment of the US Constitution. There are exactly zero chances of such laws ever being enacted in the USA. They would be...
Large Website Dedicated To Knitting Bans Any Mention Of Donald Trump

Large Website Dedicated To Knitting Bans Any Mention Of Donald Trump


By: JohnRussell  •  7 comments  •  20 hours ago
"Ravelry, the Facebook of knitting, has banned pro-Trump posts over ‘open white supremacy’" Yeah, he's perfectly normal. s. When a website dedicated to discussing knitting patterns and techniques bans mention of your name because it associates your name with white supremacist attitudes, you've got issues.  This news exemplifies a reason why I feel so confident Trump will lose...
Jun 25 7:27pm @4.1 Knitting is to crafts what hockey is to sports. Best suited to cold environs...
Gutfeld on Trump serving a third term

Gutfeld on Trump serving a third term


Via: Vic Eldred  •  25 comments  •  yesterday  •  LOCKED
Here’s a theory -- In most contests, the   team having more fun , wins. And the team that loses its sense of humor , loses - period. Take Friday, when President Trump posted a meme predicting he'll be president for ever. And ever. Normal people, i.e. people not in the media, and therefore not under the spell of irrational obsessions, saw this as light-hearted trolling, mocking...
Jun 25 9:29am @2.3 I used to confuse Greg Gutfeld with with Gilbert Gottfried until I realized that Gilbert Gottfried is actually funny and Gutfeld is not. Other than that, they are very similar both physically and,...
Europe To Be Hit With 100+ degree Temperatures

Europe To Be Hit With 100+ degree Temperatures


Via: JohnRussell  •  5 comments  •  2 days ago
Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe Jon Henley 7-8 minutes Authorities have urged children and older people to stay indoors and issued severe warnings against dehydration and heatstroke as an  unprecedented week-long heatwave  begins its advance across continental Europe. Meteorologists said temperatures would reach or even exceed 40C  (104 F)...
Jun 25 12:20am @1.1.1 So what? Do you have a point with that entirely superfluous bit of trivia?
New Documents Released Regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar's Possible Bigamy and Incest

New Documents Released Regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar's Possible Bigamy and Incest


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  98 comments  •  yesterday
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board has released new documents in the case of campaign finance violations against Rep. Ilhan Omar, which shed a little more light   on charges made during her 2018 campaign by PJM's David Steinberg and others that she married her brother , a British citizen, so he could enter the United States, but then married another man in 2017 before divorcing her first...
Jun 25 12:08am @1.1.37 I would say I am surprised by such sentiments but it is to be expected... [delete] Is it open season on young non-white or non-xtian Democratic women?
I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister

I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister


Via: JohnRussell  •  7 comments  •  yesterday
I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister | Max Hastings Max Hastings 7-9 minutes Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study of the outbreak of the first world war, titled  The Sleepwalkers . Though Clark is a fine scholar, I was unconvinced by his title, which suggested that the great powers stumbled mindlessly...
Jun 25 12:00am @2 Human waste, as likely as not, floats to the top. Lots of examples to think of...
GOP senator whines it's unfair that report confirms the GOP tax scam didn't work

GOP senator whines it's unfair that report confirms the GOP tax scam didn't work


Via: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו  •  89 comments  •  yesterday
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is lashing out at the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) after its analysts confirmed the failure of the Republican tax scam.
Jun 24 11:55pm @2.3.53 The 2009 Budget was Bush's budget. Obama's first budget was 2010. Since you don't know already, budgets are for future years and not past ones...
Jun 24 11:43pm @2.3.51 Yeah, how can we hold Bush responsible for Bush's Great Recession? Playing dumb to history must be a last refuge for the gop's apologists... When Bush came into office we were running actual...
The 10 best political movies ever

The 10 best political movies ever


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  34 comments  •  an hour ago
The 10 best political movies ever By Taegan Goddard, The Week, April 6, 2013 Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert, who died earlier this week, loved politics as much as the movies and regularly offered up his opinions through Twitter or his blog. Politico highlights some examples of his take on the nation's politics. As a tribute,   The Fix   republished a reader-generated...
Jun 24 11:26pm @3 A list of best political movies not including The Best Man is incomplete...
People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. They're being turned away.

People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. They're being turned away.


Via: JohnRussell  •  12 comments  •  yesterday
People want to donate diapers and toys to children at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. They're being turned away. On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys. About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal...
Jun 24 11:22pm @2 Trump's policy is to inflict as much pain as possible upon those poor children...
Elizabeth Warren wants reparations for gay people

Elizabeth Warren wants reparations for gay people


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  29 comments  •  2 days ago
And she has a list of other groups as well. Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has added “gay and lesbian couples” to the growing list of groups for whom she would support reparations. Citing a tax code that was “discriminatory” against non-heterosexual married couples, Warren tweeted Saturday, “It wasn’t until marriage equality became law that gay & lesbian couples...
Jun 24 5:02pm @1.1.3 Suffering a rare skin condition woyld not change a person's race...
Roger Ailes and the women of Fox

Roger Ailes and the women of Fox


By: Vic Eldred  •  53 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
Showtime has produced a series entitled "The Loudest Voice" , which is a tendentious account of Fox News first CEO Roger Ailes. The series will focus on Ailes problems with sexual harassment. Roger Ailes who did have flaws, also deserves some credit for saving the Conservatism of William F Buckley and Ronald Reagan as well as providing the American public with an alternative to the left wing...
Jun 22 9:39am @1.1 More like... Unfair, Unnbalanced and Creepy as Hell! And, DEAD... Outside conservative dittohead bubbles Ailes is seen as a BIG FAT LIAR!
Judge may shut down Twitter fight against surveillance secrecy

Judge may shut down Twitter fight against surveillance secrecy


Via: Ender  •  2 comments  •  5 days ago
Twitter’s legal campaign to disclose more information about surveillance requests it receives from the federal government appears to be running aground after a federal judge signaled that she is prepared to dismiss the nearly five-year-old lawsuit. In 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Rogers turned down the Justice Department’s bid to defeat the suit, but she said in an order Friday...
Jun 21 2:50pm @2 What We Do Not Know Can Hurt US...
Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  103 comments  •  5 days ago
Preface to this article: I don't suffer from TDS. In fact, I say very little about Trump, other than address specific policies. But as a counter-point to an article about Joe Biden, I think it is only fair to look at both men's history regarding racism. You the reader can decide if this is an issue of point in time or a general commentary about the individuals involved.  Trump has a...
Jun 20 7:44pm @1.1.31 Your comment number 1.1.28 was just one such example...
Jun 20 6:42pm @1.1.29 What authority gives your wrongheaded pronouncements any authority?  [Deleted]
War alert: US could use nuclear weapons for ‘decisive results' - shock deleted document

War alert: US could use nuclear weapons for ‘decisive results' - shock deleted document


Via: Larry Hampton  •  14 comments  •  5 days ago
The document, which was called “Nuclear Weapons: Planning and Targeting”, was published last week by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It was taken down from the Pentagon’s website soon after, but a copy had been preserved by the federation of American Scientist. One passage said: “Using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability.
Jun 20 7:38pm @1.1.5 I do not give one rat's patoot about what hapoened years ago. Anyone, today, who is suggesting a nuclear response with Iran for shooting down a dumbass drone is a madman. Also, Trump is incompetent...
Jun 20 7:23pm @2.1 Trump is as transparent as cellophane. You can see right through him...
Jun 20 7:21pm @1.1.3 Obama had us in an agreement with Iran but Trump screwed that deal.
Jun 20 6:55pm @1.1 Anyone suggesting a nuclear response with Iran is incompetent to hold office...
Burgess Owens Torches Democrats: Party Of ‘Slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, Killed Over 40% of Black Babies’

Burgess Owens Torches Democrats: Party Of ‘Slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, Killed Over 40% of Black Babies’


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  94 comments  •  yesterday
Former NFL player Burgess Owens blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday as he testified to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the issue of reparations. “The focus of the discussion was a bill authored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that would initiate a study of the issue of reparations and come up with proposals for...
Jun 20 7:30pm @7.1.1 You must have been asleep for the last fifty years since the damn gop welcomed the racist Dixiecrats into Nixon's Big Tent. Have you completely forgotten all about Dick Nixon's Southern Strategy to...
Which movies would you match with Trump, and which ones with Biden?

Which movies would you match with Trump, and which ones with Biden?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  28 comments  •  3 days ago
Which movies would you match with Trump, and which ones with Biden? Citizen Kane The Old Man and the Sea Grumpy Old Men One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Lawrence of Arabia Forrest Gump The Wizard of Oz Clueless Die Hard Dances With Wolves
Jun 20 5:36pm @7.1 Or, The Manchurian Candidate except Trump was/is The Kremlin's Candidate...
Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

Donald J. Trump Presidential Library


By: Nerm_L  •  72 comments  •  3 days ago
I wanted to try creating a poll and thought this might be a fun topic.  Since Donald Trump won the election there will inevitably be a Presidential Library.  Even Richard Nixon has a Presidential Library, after all.
Jun 20 5:20pm @8.3.1 The Clintons both made multiple lucrative book deals and Bill worked the high end corporate lecture circuit like it was a job for years. I knew the Clintons in Little Rock back in the 1980's and...
Jun 19 1:23pm @6 The Donald Trump Presidential Library Federal Correctional Institute Terra Haute...
Brett Kavanaugh Uses Prager U. Maxim In Supreme Court Opinion

Brett Kavanaugh Uses Prager U. Maxim In Supreme Court Opinion


By: JohnRussell  •  118 comments  •  5 days ago
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh , widely believed by the center-left to be a water carrier for right wing philosophies on the Roberts court , wrote a majority opinion the other day. https://twitter.com/dorfonlaw/status/1140682106928082944 It is sometimes said that the bigger the government, the smaller the individual. Consistent with the text of the Constitution, the...
Jun 19 6:31pm @11.1.35 WRONGO! Citizens United, as used here, was a Supreme Court case that removed the historic limits on corporate donations to political campaigns allowing multinational corporations to influence our...
And now for the Encore

And now for the Encore


By: Vic Eldred  •  22 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Tonight at 8:PM in Orlando Florida, President Trump will kick off his 2020 Presidential campaign. The arena will hold the first 20,000, some of whom have been camped out waiting (some for 40 hours) for the President to arrive. Unlike the 2016 campaign which was underfunded, totally off the cuff and basically built around rallies, this campaign will be well organized and well funded.  This...
Jun 19 12:59am @5.1.4 If you break down the 2018 election it is clear the damn gop is losing...
Jun 18 5:37pm @5 Coming Attraction - Idiocracy Two...
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock

Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock


Via: nightwalker  •  8 comments  •  one week ago
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock The Senate majority leader has not allowed a vote on any of the bipartisan measures to strengthen election systems and make it harder for hostile powers to manipulate social media. WASHINGTON — Not every Republican agrees with President Trump that foreigners have a role to play in American elections. In...
Jun 17 10:51pm @6 Beyond this point we may not know what to believe but we surely know by now we simply cannot believe anything Trump, McConnell or the damn gop says anymore...
Iran: America's Latest Drive for War

Iran: America's Latest Drive for War


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  316 comments  •  4 hours ago
This week, two oil tankers exploded in the Persian Gulf,   reportedly as a result of a limpet mine attack . Neither tanker flew a US flag. One was Panama-flagged, and the other was Marshall Islands-flagged. No one was killed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately accused the Iranian regime of being responsible for the attack. Pompeo told reporters   that the accusation was “based on...
Jun 17 1:46pm @7.2.4 A lot of countries might benefit from a US-Iran War but not the USA...
Jun 15 7:38pm @7.2.1 It could be anyone who would profit by war between the US and Iran or by any Sunni nation, see Saudi Arabia, who has a beef with Iran. Whatever, it should not be our problem. Let the Muslims fight...
Jun 15 6:01pm @7 Excepting for our foreign enemies (Especially China and Russia), John Bolton and the goddamn Gatestone Institutue exactly nobody American should be going all gungho for war between the US and Iran....
What the Feud and Reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Teaches Us About Civility

What the Feud and Reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Teaches Us About Civility


Via: FLYNAVY1  •  24 comments  •  one week ago
Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he’s inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.   John Quincy Adams was livid that Harvard University planned to...
Jun 17 10:16am @5.2 Wrong War. Wrong Century. Wrong Headed. Confederate generals were not founding fathers of the United States though some are considered father's of a traitorous rebellion in support of slavery and...
Jun 17 9:59am @1.1.1 Do you like beind lied to as if you could not even discern the difference?
Jun 17 9:56am @3.1 Based on McCullough's outstanding biography that miniseries is excellent...
Jun 17 9:54am @2.1.1 It should bother everyone that our President lies to us with impunity...
Jun 17 7:26am @2 Due to his own sensitivity to criticism Adams foolishly enacted The Aliens and Sedition Act which Jefferson used to savage his old friend in his rush to the White House thereby robbing Adams of a...
Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights, Israel's newest town

Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights, Israel's newest town


Via: JohnRussell  •  11 comments  •  one week ago
Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights, Israel's newest town Eglash, Ruth . The Washington Post ; Washington, D.C.   [Washington, D.C]17 June 2019: A.11. Site in disputed territory named for president as thanks for policy move JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first steps Sunday to express his gratitude to President   Trump , unveiling, at a...
Jun 17 10:01am @3.1.1 Netanyahu's wife plead guilty to corruption and Bebe is under indictment...
Jun 17 9:53am @3 Urp!
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews

‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews


Via: JohnRussell  •  11 comments  •  one week ago
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews ...The December 1987 episode launched a decades-long on-screen dance between the two men. Trump would reportedly go on to appear  more than 30 times  on both Letterman’s “Late Night” and its CBS successor, “Late Show.” “More than 30? Wow! You’re welcome, America,”...
Jun 15 5:03pm @3 From trashy reality TV to professional wrestling Trump is always a sideshow freak. The Pinhead of DC. Donald J Trump is still The Original Short Fingered Vulgarian...
Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?

Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?


Via: Bob Nelson  •  54 comments  •  one week ago
When I talk to friends , family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like their insurance?” It’s not hard to see where they got that idea. Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire financial consequences if our health takes a turn for the worse. FOX13 Salt Lake City...
Jun 15 4:57pm @3.2.10 That is a silly statement. What you "want" is immaterial. Government is involved in all aspects of your healthcare already. From what insurance companies cover and what they don't to the...
Leftists Will Be Leftists

Leftists Will Be Leftists


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  140 comments  •  one week ago
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's comments on the pro-life cause and its advocates are illustrative of the left's increasing extremism, militancy and disturbingly intolerant and authoritarian mindset. Someone asked Gillibrand if having a litmus test for judicial nominees would threaten judicial independence, as she has promised to only appoint justices who would affirm the Supreme Court case of...
Jun 15 1:35am @1.1.7 The word "too" means "also" which would normally indicate "in addition to yourself". Perhaps you should be more careful expressing yourself if that was not what you intended to convey because that...
Jun 15 1:21am @1.1.4 Why in the world would any self respecting racist sexist homophobic Islamaphobic xenophobes ever be Democtats?
Jun 15 12:34am @1.1.2 That comment should be taken to mean that you believe (Based on [NOTHING)deleted] and other conservatives some progressives are racist sexist homophobic Islamaphobic xenophobes, too... So Very...
Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same

Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same


Via: Vic Eldred  •  24 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The Senate unanimously passed a   resolution  on Thursday explicitly and unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism, after the Democrat-controlled House  abandoned a similar effort   in March in favor of a resolution broadly disapproving of all forms of bigotry. The   new resolution , introduced by Texas Republican Ted Cruz and Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine, calls anti-Semitism "a unique form...
Jun 14 6:25pm @5 The damn gop has only false grace in this case. Which is, less than no grace. The headline should be the gop refusing to condemn all forms of vile hatred...
ABC News Interview Airing Sunday Night Makes Trump look bad

ABC News Interview Airing Sunday Night Makes Trump look bad


By: JohnRussell  •  41 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Not new, and not news to those who have observed the past 3 or 4 years,  but still one gets the feeling that George Stephanopolous' ABC News interview with President Trump, which will air in it's entirety as a prime time special this Sunday night, is going to show Trump in a particularly bad light.  George S. spent time with Trump in Iowa and at the White House for the interview which...
Jun 14 1:51pm @5 Donald Trump only makes himself look really bad...when he is breathing.
Big businesses paying even less than expected under GOP tax law

Big businesses paying even less than expected under GOP tax law


Via: Ender  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Federal tax payments by big businesses are falling much faster than anticipated in the wake of Republicans’ tax cuts, providing ammunition to Democrats who are calling for corporate tax increases. The U.S. Treasury saw a 31 percent drop in corporate tax revenues last year, almost twice the decline official budget forecasters had predicted. Receipts were projected to rebound sharply this...
Jun 14 1:46pm @3.1.1 Fiscal policy was used to help us out of Bush's Great Recession but that will not be an option for us the next time (probably starting this Fall) because we are already running record deficits due...
Jun 14 12:46pm @3 In May the United States ran the United State's highest monthly budget deficit in the United State's History. When the next recession hits there will be nothing left we can do about it...
550 African migrants were just caught in Texas. DHS head says they aren’t being screened for Ebola

550 African migrants were just caught in Texas. DHS head says they aren’t being screened for Ebola


Via: 1stwarrior  •  61 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The border crisis is no longer exclusively a problem of illegal Central American migrants. As word spreads of the collapse of border enforcement, the number of migrants from Africa continues to increase. The threat of bringing in dangerous diseases is higher than ever, yet there are no mandatory and universal screenings, quarantines, or detention before illegal immigrants are released into...
Jun 13 5:53pm @5.1 Are you really that thrilled by the idea of your fellow Americans getting EBOLA? Nice /S...
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents

'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents


Via: Tessylo  •  272 comments  •  6 days ago
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents   LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, Good Morning America   51 minutes ago   UP NEXT Trump on whether Don Jr. should have reported Russia email to FBI: 'Give me a break'...
Jun 13 8:54am @5 At long last, has Trump no shame? No dignity? No decency?
Dem Rep’s Constituent Letter: Trump Supporters Are Racist, Ignorant, Religious, And Just Plain Dumb

Dem Rep’s Constituent Letter: Trump Supporters Are Racist, Ignorant, Religious, And Just Plain Dumb


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  22 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Remember when there was that brief moment where the Democrats acknowledged that their ranks were too urban, too out of touch, and too regional? If you missed it, that’s fine. This debate didn’t last long. Even the folks who admitted that the Democratic Party was out of touch with voters are now peddling the hyper-left talking points now so; this was just a momentary exercise. The party is...
Jun 12 11:23pm @2 If the shoe fits... wear It!
The Infantilization Of The Republican Voter

The Infantilization Of The Republican Voter


By: JohnRussell  •  58 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Donald Trump does the equivalent of calling his opponents "poopy head", and his supporters cheer. When he describes an opponent as "sleepy" or "dopey" his fans laugh, seemingly enchanted by the cartoon moment.  I was listening to a show today, and the pundits started talking about Trump trying to go after Joe Biden. (Trump is calling Biden names, such as "loser", and says Biden is...
Jun 11 11:15pm @2.1.6 [deleted]
Jun 11 5:38pm @2.1.2 Short Answer... Trump is The Original Short Fingered Vulgarian...
Jun 11 5:17pm @2 [Removed] 
Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?

Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Many of us know the biblical case against abortion. But are there other verses that bring a different perspective on abortion? On the pro-life side, we note that Rebekah was told that two nations were in her womb, pointing to the personhood and potential of her unborn children (Genesis 25:21-23; see also Jeremiah 1:4-5). Similarly, John the Baptizer leapt in his mother's womb when...
Jun 11 11:12pm @3 Why should that matter anyway?
Four in 10 Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, poll finds

Four in 10 Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, poll finds


Via: Bob Nelson  •  158 comments  •  one week ago
Forty percent of Americans would rather live in a socialist country than a capitalist one, with a majority of younger women having this preference, according to a new poll. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York on Sunday. Ocasio-Cortez is an avowed democratic socialist. Jose Alvarado Jr/Reuters That four in 10 respondents supported socialism...
Jun 11 10:24pm @1.1.2 Let me guess... 1. It's bad. 2. It's unfair. 3. It's fails. Um, Sweden, Denmark and Norway???
USA wins 13-0 in the most lopsided game in Women's World Cup history

USA wins 13-0 in the most lopsided game in Women's World Cup history


Via: Thrawn 31  •  3 comments  •  2 weeks ago
And even if they win it all they will earn less than the shit stain that calls itself the US Men's National Team. 
Jun 11 5:41pm @2 USA! USA! USA!
Donald Trump (and Fox News) are dog-whistling on Joe Biden

Donald Trump (and Fox News) are dog-whistling on Joe Biden


Via: JohnRussell  •  87 comments  •  2 weeks ago
www.cnn.com Donald Trump (and Fox News) are dog-whistling on Joe Biden Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large 4-4 minutes Washington (CNN)For anyone who watches Fox News Channel, it's not at all surprising that its anchors and hosts (with few notable exceptions) talk up President Donald Trump while knocking down the Democrats running against him in 2020....
Jun 11 4:30pm @1.1.6 I agree, Trump will not stop Russia from interfering in our election, again...
Jun 11 3:36pm @1.1.4 They wanted to motivate Trump voters and demoralize Democratic voters. It worked in 2016. There is no reason it won't again unless they're stopped.
Jun 11 2:51pm @1.1 [Removed] 
A girl's unbreakable bond with her pet duck grows deeper every day

A girl's unbreakable bond with her pet duck grows deeper every day


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  38 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jun 11 3:28pm @3.2.2 Some birds would really surprised you with their intelligence and...feelings. They can be really quirky. They are particularly prone to suffering jealousy...
Jun 11 3:15pm @3.2 You not having had a significant avian relationship doesn't delegitimize other's. As Perrie noted, ducks are capable of dog like devotion and can be affectionate. Like any pet, it is entirely...
Notoriously Racist Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Was Smitten By Notoriously Racist President, Letters Reveal

Notoriously Racist Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Was Smitten By Notoriously Racist President, Letters Reveal


Via: JohnRussell  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Notoriously Racist Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Was Smitten By Notoriously Racist President, Letters Reveal 08.06.19 12:24 Author: Robyn Pennacchia | Trump, Whitey bulger loved trump, The mob, Racists, Whitey bulger This past October, notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger was bludgeoned to death in a West Virginia prison. But before that, he spent years writing letters...
Jun 09 8:07pm @3 Two Words - Psycho Magnet...
Fox’s Tomi Lahren Touts Straight Pride Parade Run by Far-Right Extremists

Fox’s Tomi Lahren Touts Straight Pride Parade Run by Far-Right Extremists


By: Tessylo  •  136 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
U.S. Fox’s Tomi Lahren Touts Straight Pride Parade Run by Far-Right Extremists   By Justin Baragona, The Daily Beast   18 hours ago Tomi Lahren’s   back with a brand new over-the-top aggrieved rant against political correctness and the liberal agenda. And hoo boy, was this one is a doozy. In her latest “First Thoughts” video essay posted Wednesday to...
Jun 08 3:39pm @7.1.6 Achieving marriage equality against all odds and despite longterm ingrained societal and religious prejudices was a BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT yet the struggle for full equality continues since it still...
Jun 07 8:25am @3.1 I was thinking Axis Annie or Tokyo Rose but Ann Coulter is anti-American, too...
Jun 07 8:15am @2 What sort of numbnuts put value in what such vacuous persons say on TV? Who died making Tomi Lahren a go to authority on anything more important than eye shadow or how to best bleach ones hair to...
Trump's threat of tariffs succeed

Trump's threat of tariffs succeed


By: Vic Eldred  •  153 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
After 3 days of intense negotiations the US and Mexico have reached an agreement, which will include returning migrants seeking asylum to Mexico. Mexico will deploy their national guard troops along their southern border , increase actions to dismantle human trafficking operations, and take extra steps to coordinate with the American government to share information. More details are to be...
Jun 08 8:59am @10 Trump Folded...
Jun 08 8:57am @4.1.5 The tyrant emperors of Rome, Nero and Caligula, kept the people distracted and contented with "Bread and Circuses" while they looted their treasury, committed endless atrocities and usurped their...
Debunking Libertarianism: "Taxation Is Theft! Abolish The Income Tax!"

Debunking Libertarianism: "Taxation Is Theft! Abolish The Income Tax!"


Via: JohnRussell  •  72 comments  •  one week ago
This is a long article, I am posting just a small portion of it.  https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2018/12/20/debunking-libertarianism-taxation-is-theft-abolish-the-income-tax Perhaps you'll remember this moment from one of the 2012 GOP presidential debates where Ron Paul was asked how his system would deal with a person in need of serious medical care:...
Jun 08 8:40am @7 Anarchy is not a viable form of government. If men were angels we would not need governance. Men are not angels. Since time immemorial men have desired ever more effective, more efficient and less...
California Is The Future The Liberal Elite Wants For You

California Is The Future The Liberal Elite Wants For You


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  30 comments  •  2 weeks ago
California has morphed from paradise into a garbage state run by garbage people for their own garbage benefit and amusement. The “garbage” part is literal – once the Sierra Nevada mountains symbolized the state; now, towering heaps of trash and human waste do. Welcome to what the Democrats want for all of America. Just watch your step. Literally.  If it were not for the climate, something...
Jun 07 10:36pm @3 [Removed]
Tennessee DA says gay couples are not entitled to domestic violence protections

Tennessee DA says gay couples are not entitled to domestic violence protections


Via: Ender  •  40 comments  •  2 weeks ago
In a newly surfaced video, a Tennessee district attorney argued LGBT people are not entitled to domestic violence protections because he does not recognize their marriages as legitimate, according to   NewsChannel5 Nashville. "So the social engineers on the Supreme Court decided that we now have homosexual marriage. I disagree with them. What do I do with domestic assaults?" Coffee...
Jun 07 2:29pm @4 JBB says that bigot Tennessee DAs are not entitled to jobs serving the public....
Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion

Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion


Via: Tessylo  •  37 comments  •  3 weeks ago
U.S. Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion   Jenavieve Hatch, HuffPost   16 hours ago   A Texas Republican said last week that he believes women who have  abortions  should “absolutely” be punished. In a  video  released by abortion access advocacy group Reproaction on May 30, Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), who was elected in...
Jun 07 2:26pm @6 You can always tell a Texas Republican. You just can't tell a Texas Republican much.
Racial division is Richard Carranza’s only agenda

Racial division is Richard Carranza’s only agenda


Via: Vic Eldred  •  9 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Three former high-ranking administrators have sued Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza,   claiming they were demoted because they’re white . It’s an explosive charge, and one that must be proved — but the allegations reflect, at minimum, the intensifying racial tensions since Carranza took charge of the nation’s largest school system 13 months ago. The chancellor threw down the race...
Jun 06 10:07pm @3 Making sure all kids get good educations shouldn't threaten anyone butt it does...
Let’s Ditch Mitch

Let’s Ditch Mitch


Via: Bob Nelson  •  32 comments  •  3 weeks ago
O.K., throwing this one at you without warning: What’s your opinion of Mitch McConnell? A) Spawn of Satan. B) Sort of pitiful, what with having Donald Trump on his back. C) Can we talk about how he looks like a turtle? Definitely not the last one. It’s true that many Americans think of McConnell as turtle-like, due to his lack of anything resembling a chin. But this is...
Jun 06 2:38pm @7.1.1 I must agree. Mitch looks more like a common terrapin than a sea turtle...
Trump Is Making Our Entire Culture Stupid

Trump Is Making Our Entire Culture Stupid


By: JohnRussell  •  121 comments  •  2 weeks ago
It is not at all unreasonable to say that President* Trump says something stupid on twitter EVERY DAY, and then there is a back and forth between some in the media and various Trump defenders as they hash out just how stupid it was. (or to the defenders, "wasn't". ) There are Trump lackeys like Kayleigh McEnany whose sole purpose seems to be to come on cable news and try and clean up...
Jun 06 2:09pm @2.2.7 The gop is still in denial about the historic whooping they got in November...
Jun 06 9:54am @9.1.2 Olde poops have been bitching about the younger generation forever...
Jun 05 10:40pm @9.1 It is always funny reading new takes on the classic, "GET OFF MY LAWN", rant...
Elizabeth Warren's Budget Math Still Doesn't Work

Elizabeth Warren's Budget Math Still Doesn't Work


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  67 comments  •  3 weeks ago
On the campaign trail, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) is promising voters that she " has a plan for that "—no matter what "that" is. But her plans don't add up. Take Warren's   appearance   last week on   The View , where she overestimated the number of programs she could fund with her proposed   wealth tax   of 2 percent on personal net worth over $50 million dollars and 3...
Jun 06 2:01pm @3.1.1 Is fuckwadism anything like the douchebaggery we keep hearing about? Warren is showing leadership by presenting her plans unlike many others.
Jun 06 1:57pm @1.1.24 You mean like Trump's tax cuts for the rich resulting in trillion dollar deficits?
GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President'

GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President'


Via: Tessylo  •  8 comments  •  3 weeks ago
U.S. GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President'   David Moye, HuffPost   14 hours ago   Apparently, the “D” in  D-Day  stands for “ Donald Trump ,” at least according to Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the  Republican National Committee . The GOP chair  appeared on Fox Business  on Wednesday...
Jun 06 7:57am @6 What can one do if they do not have charm or good looks or a brilliant mind? Become Republican National Committee Chairman...
Rush Limbaugh blames Hillary Clinton for failed ‘coup attempt’ against Trump

Rush Limbaugh blames Hillary Clinton for failed ‘coup attempt’ against Trump


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  207 comments  •  3 weeks ago
The failed “coup attempt” to take down President Donald Trump was “95%” Hillary Clinton’s work, Rush Limbaugh said. Citing a Federalist  article by H.A. Goodman, Limbaugh broke down how Clinton was the No. 1 figure behind the so-called “Deep State” conspiracy to sabotage the Trump campaign and, failing that, to thwart his presidency. While the likes of James Comey and John Brennan...
Jun 05 11:04pm @2.1.4 Do you really believe all of those ranking Trump campaign associates who had all those 140 plus highly inappropriate meetings with known Russian State Intelligence Services agents were really truly...
Jun 05 10:34pm @8.2 No, "We", do not all buy all that conspiracy theory crapola you are failing to sell...
Jun 05 9:22pm @5 Is Rush back on drugs, again? Did he ever really quit? How could we ever really tell?
Jun 05 9:16pm @2.1.1 So, you've got nothing? Who was this imaginary coup supposedly against?
Jun 05 9:04pm @2 Except for the fact that there were more than 140 highly inappropriate and possibly illegal meetings and clandestine interactions which were documented in the Mueller Report between high ranking...
Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change

Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change


Via: Tessylo  •  9 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Trump unmoved by Prince Charles's appeal on climate change   Dylan Stableford   1 hour 35 minutes ago   During his three-day state visit to the United Kingdom, President Trump had...
Jun 05 10:53pm @5 Today The Prince of Wales met the Prince of Whales A/K/A The King of Vulgaria...
China Issues US Travel Alert Warning of Official Harassment

China Issues US Travel Alert Warning of Official Harassment


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
China Issues US Travel Alert Warning of Official Harassment China has issued a travel warning for the U.S. saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by U.S. law enforcement agencies. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content (Reported by USnews and World Report), June 4, 2019 FILE - In this...
Jun 04 9:57pm @2.1 There are lots of them? My experience is Chinese tourists are RUDE RUDE RUDE. Puhing, grabbing and shoving others out of your way must be normal in China...
Jun 04 9:53pm @1.1 The Trump administration is doing everything they can to make America' reputation butt ugly. Ibet you have heard of the proverbial Ugly American? Well, Trump is turning America's once bad...
Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II

Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II


Via: 1stwarrior  •  46 comments  •  3 weeks ago
President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like. In   a new Quinnipiac University Poll , 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, and 28% put Bush at the bottom of post-war presidents. "Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at...
Jun 04 8:22am @1.3.1 Except the one overarching fact you are steadfastly refusing to acknowledge is that this year, just as in each of the ten last ten years, Barack Hussein Obama is The Most Admired Most Respected Man...
Jun 03 3:41pm @1.1 If the mere prospect of an Obama Presidency is still, "Scaring the shyte out of you", beyond this point then you must have a problem. It is all over now. Obama and Bill and Hillary are all in...
Rachel Maddow's credibility and ratings at a low ebb following Mueller findings, critics say

Rachel Maddow's credibility and ratings at a low ebb following Mueller findings, critics say


Via: Vic Eldred  •  61 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
MSNBC 's "The Rachel Maddow Show" has been hit with a serious one-two punch. One day after finishing May with its worst ratings since   Donald Trump   took office, the lefty pundit's eponymous program faced a   Vanity Fair  bombshell report that the   New York Times   didn’t want its reporters appearing on Maddow's show, not because her ratings were down, but because she was too far...
Jun 04 6:58am @3.2.1 Considering this is a hit piece on Maddow from Fox News... YES REALLY!
Trump insults London mayor on UK state visit

Trump insults London mayor on UK state visit


Via: Tessylo  •  202 comments  •  3 weeks ago
  Alice RITCHIE and Jerome CARTILLIER, AFP   28 minutes ago   Trump and his wife Melania are to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN) London (AFP) - US President Donald Trump kicked off a state visit to Britain Monday by branding London's mayor a "loser" before heading for lunch with Queen Elizabeth II, following delicate comments about...
Jun 03 7:43am @2 Well, Trump is a towel...
Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty,' despite interview recording

Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty,' despite interview recording


Via: Tessylo  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty,' despite interview recording   Kadia Tubman   19 hours ago   President Trump, ahead of his state visit to the U.K., denied calling Meghan Markle “nasty,” despite being recorded doing so on tape. “I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty,’” Trump  tweeted  Sunday, and...
Jun 03 7:41am @2 Who are you going to believe?  Honest Donnie or your own lying eyes and ears?
Neanderthals Are Cropping Up Like Hairs On an Old Man's Nose, and, just as Disgusting!

Neanderthals Are Cropping Up Like Hairs On an Old Man's Nose, and, just as Disgusting!


By: Eat The Press Do Not Read It  •  46 comments  •  one week ago
The history that we have been taught is all wrong!  Anthropologists, and, other half-baked East Coast, Pinko scientists have taught us that "Neanderthals died out about 100,000 years ago", plus, or, minus 100-300,000 years. Well, Jonathan Livingston Pigeon-Poo, CEO & FLOUNDER, of the Less Than Prestigious, Bird Droppings Institute - A Think Tank For Imbeciles, No Maroons, Please,...
Jun 03 7:36am @9.1 Yeah, what did Neanderthals ever do to deserve being compared with... the Irish?
Jun 02 2:36pm @3.1.6 [deleted]
Welcome to My "COMING OUT PARTY"!

Welcome to My "COMING OUT PARTY"!


Via: Eat The Press Do Not Read It  •  16 comments  •  2 weeks ago
CAUTION:  Trump language tossed about here. https://www.facebook.com/UncleYohnnie/videos/1924070950982925/?t=0 If language offends, but, actions do not, perhaps, you might be better served to take a lap at a Right Wing, Alt-Right, Conservative, Republican site for those with all the answers for "WHITES ONLY". This site is:  Reserved for "Bravehearts", no old farts, just, young...
Jun 03 7:30am @12 Well, apparently you can fool about 40% of the people (Trump Voters) all the time...
Iranian economy crumbling under Trump sanctions

Iranian economy crumbling under Trump sanctions


By: Vic Eldred  •  30 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
President Trump continues to tighten the screws on Iran's terrorist regime.  "Iran’s economy is on the brink thanks largely to the Trump administration’s sanctions, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country is in a deep recession, with inflation at roughly 40 percent, the organization said, marking the highest such level since 1980."...
Jun 03 6:19am @5 Is inflicting as much pain as possible the way to win friends and influence people?
Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask

Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask


Via: JohnRussell  •  11 comments  •  3 weeks ago
talkingpointsmemo.com Mulvaney: Hiding McCain Ship From Trump's Sight Is 'Not An Unreasonable' Ask By Cristina Cabrera June 2, 2019 1:07 pm 2-3 minutes Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the   request   to move the USS John S. McCain from President Donald Trump’s sight, saying that it was “not an unreasonable” thing to ask. Mulvaney appeared...
Jun 02 6:17pm @7 There are historical precedents for such behaviors. Nero and Caligula, for example...
Trump Giving Medal Of Freedom To 'Trickle Down' Economist, 'Trumponomics' Co-Author

Trump Giving Medal Of Freedom To 'Trickle Down' Economist, 'Trumponomics' Co-Author


Via: JohnRussell  •  22 comments  •  3 weeks ago
talkingpointsmemo.com Trump Giving Medal Of Freedom To 'Trickle Down' Economist, 'Trumponomics' Co-Author By Matt Shuham June 1, 2019 1:30 pm 2-3 minutes President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would give a Presidential Medal of Freedom to the “trickle down” economics evangelist and co-author of “Trumponomics,” Arthur Laffer. “Arthur B. Laffer, the...
Jun 02 5:38pm @3 What? Laffer's Voodoo Trickle Down Supply Side "Theory" ALREADY FAILED... THIRTY YEARS AGO!
When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense


Via: Vic Eldred  •  150 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
By   FREDERICA MATHEWES-GREEN January 22, 2016 9:00 AM A t the time of the  Roe v. Wade  decision, I was a college student — an anti-war, mother-earth, feminist, hippie college student. That particular January I was taking a semester off, living in the D.C. area and volunteering at the feminist “underground newspaper”  Off Our Backs . As you’d guess,...
Jun 01 10:47pm @4.1.7 Yes, and a majority of US Christians support women's right to choose...
Jun 01 10:42pm @5 Does it ever occur to the far rightwing radical fringe forced birthers that outlawing abortions will do absolutely nothing at all to decrease women's demand for termination services? Only averting...
Anti-Vaxxers are the Worst Kinds of People

Anti-Vaxxers are the Worst Kinds of People


Via: Thrawn 31  •  124 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jun 01 9:51pm @2.1.1 The efforts to defeat a plague childhood diseases was a monumental achievement of mankind lead by the United States which was comparable to putting men on the Moon and yet antivavers, uterly...
Jun 01 9:31pm @2 I don't demonize whole groups of people but make an exception for anti-vaxers.
Eat the Press - Do Not Read It!  We are the "original fake news". We are so fake we just make it up!

Eat the Press - Do Not Read It! We are the "original fake news". We are so fake we just make it up!


By: Eat The Press Do Not Read It  •  32 comments  •  one week ago
Some of you, with faulty memories, may remember us from our days together, either, in Facebook Jail, where we distinguished ourselves by "whining and sucking our thumbs", or, on the Newsvine.com .site, which we helped to destroy with our numerous posts, where we "complained, complained and complained some more until we got our way". Remember, Newsviners, and, closet FB posters?...
Jun 01 9:43pm @10 What does this have to do with golf shoes? 
Jun 01 9:38pm @1.2.1 Brilliant! /s Mama always said, "Boring was as boring does" - Forest Gump...