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Feeling the Bern

Feeling the Bern


By: Vic Eldred  •  90 comments  •  14 hours ago  •  LOCKED
We are little more than 5 days (Feb 3) from the Iowa Caucuses. According to a new Poll released Saturday, Bernie Sanders now leads the democratic field in Iowa. Sanders gets 25% of likely Democratic caucus-goers according to the New York Times Upshot/Siena College Survey: https://scri.siena.edu/2020/01/25/ny-times-siena-college-poll-of-likely-iowa-democratic-caucus-participants/ The...
Jan 28 4:23pm @4.1.33 Weren't they known as robber barons?
Jan 28 3:23pm @4.1.27 "..." And that's one of my main problems with it. It's not yet income - and taxing it before it becomes income poses major issues. Just think of the market manipulations every year when the...
Jan 28 2:27pm @4.1.22 I get that. But most of those who support a wealth tax seem to consider any income gained via investments and such to be up for grabs, as it is "unearned." And they also feel they get to decide how...
Jan 28 12:51pm @4.1.18 "..." Do you also hate homeowners? After all, those people whose houses went way up in value didn't actually do anything to earn that money. It was all financial manipulation.
Jan 28 12:49pm @4.1.17 True. Besides, until the asset is sold or inherited, its value is ethereal. Hell, if you get 3 appraisals for something, they could be all over the map.
Jan 28 12:46pm @4.1.16 I grew up in Maryland. Actually, Hogan is very popular across the board there, but I see what you're saying. But I don't feel like moving to a swing state just so my vote matters more; I love being...
Jan 28 12:44pm @4.1.15 "..." How can someone have ALL the money? That makes no sense. I work and earn money, and I invest, so how can someone else have all the money?
Jan 28 12:03pm @4.1.11 "..." I don't feel it's up to me to determine how much money someone else "should" have. And again - how do we determine the value of the wealth, since paper wealth fluctuates so much?
Jan 28 12:00pm @1.3.2 "..." I'd have to vote for Sanders if he were the nominee, but I'd have to hold my nose to do it. There is no way I could vote for Trump; I'd have to hope that Congress would keep Bernie from...
Jan 28 11:56am @6.1.3 Remember the Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times"
Jan 28 11:48am @4.1.8 "..." They already put a transaction tax in place. As an investor, pretty much all my retirement income is from "financial manipulation." I don't hate the wealthy. Warren Buffet has made me a...
Jan 28 11:42am @4.1.7 I never watch the primary debates (or TV in general)... from what I've been reading, I guess Biden sounds the most sane, and at this point I would love to have an adult in the Oval Office who would...
Jan 28 11:07am @4.1.3 Hell, no. He's way too far left for me. What he proposes simply isn't realistic. And - he's way too old.
Jan 28 10:51am @4.1 "..." And he seems totally unconcerned with the potential costs.
Jan 28 10:49am @3.2.2 John's first comment shows as 32 minutes ago ... your first comment shows as 31 minutes. Must just be a timing thing.
Women Aren’t As Gullible As The Left Wishes. The March for Life Proves It

Women Aren’t As Gullible As The Left Wishes. The March for Life Proves It


Via: Vic Eldred  •  149 comments  •  16 minutes ago  •  LOCKED
A 21-year-old girl just found out she’s pregnant. She knows she can’t raise a child on her own, and her friends agree, urging her to come up with a rape story so she can get an exception for abortion. Unfortunately for her, police don’t have enough evidence of rape, so she carries the child to term. She’s referred to a couple attorneys looking for pregnant women seeking abortions, and her...
Jan 28 4:21pm @1.1.37 "..." I get that, and it's fine if that works for you. But not everyone feels that way, and what is right for you isn't right for everyone else. To me, sex is awesome if it means something - and...
Jan 28 4:02pm @1.1.30 "..." Nope. That's taking us back to the bad old days. If a woman wants to be as indiscriminate as a man, she can be. It almost sounds as though part of your stance on abortion is because you...
Jan 28 3:41pm @1.1.18 "..." True.  I would say when it's viable outside the womb. But if you're going to claim a zygote is a person, then sperm cells and ova are also people.  Zygotes and blastocysts and embryos are...
Jan 28 3:13pm @1.1.9 "..." But you can't murder something that isn't a person yet. Zygotes and embryos are not people. "..." That makes it sound like you wish we were back in the days where women paid a huge...
DOD should not allow promotion of religion on branded dog tags

DOD should not allow promotion of religion on branded dog tags


Via: Larry Hampton  •  12 comments  •  16 hours ago
Jan 28 12:23pm @2.1.6 Yep, back then they pretty much just accepted Abrahamic religions. There was even an uproar when the military started bringing in "pastors" of different religions, as I recall.
Dershowitz calls out House Dems in Trump's Senate impeachment trial after Bolton shock waves

Dershowitz calls out House Dems in Trump's Senate impeachment trial after Bolton shock waves


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  56 comments  •  10 hours ago
A great review of the days events. This should all be over by the end of the week. 
Jan 28 10:23am @3.1.9 She got sued because she stole her shoe designs from someone else... so glad you admire that.
Jan 28 10:04am @5.1.1 "..." The same way the righties throw everyone they admire under the bus the minute they don't treat Trump as if he were a god? "..." *snort* As jaded as I am about politicians, I have never...
Jan 28 9:44am @3.1.5 "..." C'mon, due. Read the freaking timeline. You are wrong. Don't let your TDS blind you to facts. "..." It happens all the time - that's $1 million per year. And Trump's children have...
Four big takeaways from the explosive John Bolton bombshell

Four big takeaways from the explosive John Bolton bombshell


Via: JohnRussell  •  145 comments  •  12 hours ago
Four big takeaways from the explosive John Bolton bombshell JANUARY 27, 2020 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) We have now   learned precisely what John Bolton is prepared to tell us   about President Trump’s Ukraine extortion scheme. This is terribly inconvenient for Republican Senators who are frantically searching for ways to vote against hearing from Trump’s...
Jan 28 9:33am @3.2.25 "..." The righties will eat their own young if they bruise Trump's massive ego.
Jan 28 9:31am @1.2.49 I don't think the President is legally allowed to spy on anyone, including ambassadors, without going through a legal process. I haven't found anything to support your claim, and I have tried....
Jan 27 4:03pm @1.2.41 "..." Apparently you haven't bothered reading facts about it. Unsurprising. You'll do anything to defend your orange idol. And it's hilarious how you accept all his lies and innuendo as fact...
Jan 27 4:00pm @1.2.39 That is very hard for me to believe.
Jan 27 3:38pm @1.2.33 You might want to let Ukraine know that, since they've opened a criminal investigation into the possible surveillance of the ambassador.
Jan 27 3:08pm @1.2.31 Even Presidents still have to follow the law, and having an Ambassador surveilled for political reasons rather than for national security reasons doesn't cut it. I can't believe you're actually...
Jan 27 3:01pm @5.1.6 And yet Trump's supporters ignore all the facts and repeat Trump's lies about it being a hoax. I honestly don't understand how anyone can be so willfully ignorant, but I guess if all you watch is...
Jan 27 2:56pm @1.2.26 Illegal surveillance of an ambassador is much worse than anything the Obama administration did. But no outrage from the right - because nothing Trump does will ever bother them.
Jan 27 2:25pm @1.2.17 "..." Speaking of classic partisan bias, where is the outrage from the right about the surveillance of the Ambassador to the Ukraine? No FISA warrant, no nothing but Trump playing dictator. Yet...
Jan 27 12:27pm @1.2.7 Of course, the next time someone posts that particular fact, he'll screech about evidence again. It's a trolling tactic, clearly.
Jan 27 11:46am @3.2.10 "..." Apparently, you avoid any sources that present facts. Over 10,000 lies since he's been in office and you've managed to avoid hearing about a single one of them - that's impressive willful...
Jan 27 11:31am @3.2.8 "..." Funny how anyone who can attest to Trump's misdeeds is automatically dismissed as a liar or a bad person - yet Trump, who lies more than anyone and is a terrible person, is always given a...
Jan 27 11:18am @5.1 "..." Actually, plenty of people are honest enough to tell the truth, whether or not they dislike someone. The Trump administration's constant lies, lack of ethics, and constant attacks on anyone...
Jan 27 11:12am @3.2.4 removed for context
Jan 27 10:40am @1.2.2 Hunter got a job that he wasn't qualified for, but that doesn't rise to the level of what Ivanka did. Hell, Ivanka has a job that she isn't qualified for, and her daddy gave her a top secret...
Jan 27 10:22am @3.2 "..." First you screech that there isn't enough firsthand evidence. Now that there is firsthand evidence, you refuse to accept it. Trump supporters are allergic to facts, it seems.
Jan 27 10:21am @1.2 Just like it's just coincidence that Ivanka was granted 3 new trademarks the day she dined with her daddy and the Chinese president ... although she had claimed she would shut down her business....
Is There Any Justification for TDS?

Is There Any Justification for TDS?


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  57 comments  •  11 hours ago
TDS is a clear and present danger to America. It is an affliction affecting secular progressives and Lincoln project Never Trump former republicans most of all.  The more campaign promises he keeps and the more positive accomplishments he makes for average Americans across middle America the more they lash out in TDS based anger and hate.  TDS is a serious medical and psychological issue
Jan 28 9:12am @4.1.9 Psychiatrists agree that Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder - try pointing that out, and the same people who think this is a great article will get triggered and start screeching...
Jan 28 9:10am @4.1.8 "..."  If someone points out how corrupt Trump is, that only makes you support him more - and you're proud of that? Morality is apparently dead and gone with the anti-American TDS sufferers who...
Jan 28 9:05am @1.2.1 Every time I think he can't post anything dumber than he already has... he surprises me again.
Jan 28 9:04am @6.2 I agree, Trump Denial Syndrome is very real and its sufferers need therapy at the very least. They are so very easily triggered, just like their orange idol, the snowflake dictator. It's weird how...
A Constitutional Argument

A Constitutional Argument


By: Vic Eldred  •  73 comments  •  yesterday  •  LOCKED
Today Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will make a Constitutional argument against the Articles of Impeachment drafted by the House. Mr Dershowitz is not engaged in a lawyer-client relationship with either the president or his legal team. He will be speaking on behalf of the Constitution. The basis of the Dershowitz argument will be based on what he has already told anyone who...
Jan 27 1:53pm @2.4.16 "..." Ah, doing the work of American Thinker and Breitbart for them, are you? I would have expected better than your supporting conspiracy theories drummed up by the likes of those.
Jan 27 10:47am @2.2.6 "..." Trump wouldn't let many of the firsthand witnesses testify, perhaps you've forgotten that? Trump screwed the pooch, like he screws the dignity of his office.
What is "Pro-Science?"

What is "Pro-Science?"


By: Gordy327  •  261 comments  •  12 hours ago
There have been times where I have been labeled, either explicitly or implicitly, as "pro-science" and often meant more in a derogatory tone. That always strikes me as odd, when someone is labeled pro-science in a negative manner. This tells me that those who use the term pejoratively  either do not understand or accept sound science. To some, science seems to be something to be shunned or...
Jan 27 1:47pm @13.2.41 "..." When it comes to the YECs, their "point of view" is a proven lie. Just because there are two points of view doesn't mean both are valid.
Jan 23 12:33pm @13.1.11 One does not "have faith in" science, as you well know. Equating science to faith is ridiculous.
US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Harangues Reporter With Claim That No One Cares About Ukraine

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Harangues Reporter With Claim That No One Cares About Ukraine


By: JohnRussell  •  145 comments  •  16 hours ago
Mike Pompeo sat today for an interview with NPR.  The reporter asked Pompeo about Iran and Ukraine.  In the course of the questions about Ukraine the reporter asked Pompeo if he owed the one time ambassador  Marie Yovanovitch  an apology for the way she was treated before and at the time of her firing last year.  Pompeo said he has said all he is going to say etc. , defended his...
Jan 27 1:12pm @9.2.17 "..." There is no reason good enough to outright say he would violate the oath he'd have to take to be an impartial juror. If he were a Democrat, you would have probably been calling for him to...
Jan 27 12:11pm @9.2.14 "..." I can still recall Lindsey Graham stating that he wouldn't bother reading the evidence because apparently, he knows he's a Trump toadie and doesn't give a crap if the evidence shows guilt...
Christian Nationalists Are Drafting Legislation for State Republicans: Report

Christian Nationalists Are Drafting Legislation for State Republicans: Report


Via: Larry Hampton  •  64 comments  •  10 hours ago
Jan 27 12:16pm @1.1.5 Sad but true. It's astonishing how easy it is to trigger his base. Of course, that's why he loves the poorly educated; and those poor fools took his comment as a compliment rather than an insult.
Jan 27 10:43am @1.1.1 "..." Trump isn't against abortion - it's just that he'll pretend to be whatever he thinks will get his base fired up. "..." It doesn't surprise me that you dislike intelligence.
What Is Your Favourite Quotation?

What Is Your Favourite Quotation?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  120 comments  •  13 hours ago
What is Your Favourite Quotation? This is probably a good time to share the messages that can bring hope, joy or inspiration — a line from a book, a short verse of poetry, words from a speech or song lyrics you love. You can never know who might find comfort in those words, as well as you.. It's hard for me to choose, there are so many that I cannot break the tie. "Don't...
Jan 24 10:45pm @37.1 Popeye could, if you gave him enough spinach.
Jan 24 10:43pm @38 An Irish blessing: May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead ..and, conversely .. a Chinese curse that's very clever: May you live in interesting times.
Jan 24 10:42pm @13.1 I need to remember that one.
Jan 24 10:40pm @35.1 Always a good one!
Jan 24 10:33pm @24.2 And along the same lines, from Bullet for my Valentine: "Keep on those high heel shoes and rip off all your clothes"
Jan 24 10:32pm @24.1 Where is Vic Eldred? I think he'd share your love for that second quote.
Jan 24 10:32pm @23.1 Was the last one Annabel Lee? I'm assuming it's also Poe, and can't think of where else he would have said it.
Jan 24 10:31pm @21.1 Or Brad Pitt: I would have shared the raft.
Jan 24 10:30pm @17.1.1 It's like deja vu all over again!
Jan 24 10:29pm @33 A bastardized version of the more popular quote, "Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die" (or something like that). The one I use at work a lot is "Ours is not to reason why, ours is...
Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools

Supreme Court To Decide If Atheism Can Keep Its Monopoly On K-12 Schools


Via: Vic Eldred  •  203 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could determine whether parents and taxpayers have any choices about the kind of religion American children are taught with taxpayer funds.   Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue  concerns whether private donations may support schools that make their religious beliefs explicit. It could also undo a century of U.S. court and legislative...
Jan 24 5:49pm @1.2.30 DC is a perfect example. Charter schools don't seem to have figured out how to fix the very same problems that other public schools face. And they have added additional problems in many cases,...
Jan 24 5:42pm @1.2.28 "..." Not against religion per se - against the government promoting any religion. There are plenty of opportunities for people to teach their children religion at home, in church, at Sunday...
Jan 24 5:39pm @1.2.26 "..." Many religions' holy books do that, including the ones involving the Abrahamic god. It's all about the interpretation. There are 33,000 sects of Christianity alone, and countless other...
Jan 24 5:31pm @1.2.24 "..." Many of those inner cities have tried charter schools for just this reason, and generally they have failed miserably. Which Betsy DeVos conveniently ignores. We've tried forced busing to...
Jan 24 5:22pm @1.2.20 "..." Extremists don't generally consider themselves extremists. They consider themselves right. And it can be a very fine line between an extremist and non-extremist religion, or a cult.
Jan 24 5:19pm @13.1.5 I'm an agnostic atheist and I love Christmas! And I don't care if schools celebrate Christmas as long as they include other cultural and religious holidays as well - learning how other people live...
Jan 24 5:14pm @9.1.69 "..." You seriously don't understand how school taxes work. As has been explained to you, there is not a one-on-one correlation to school taxes and individual children. If you decide to take in 3...
Jan 24 5:12pm @9.1.68 Attempting to cover lack of reading comprehension with snark doesn't work too well for you. But thanks for playing.
Jan 24 5:06pm @1.2.13 "..." That gets back to then I should get a tax exemption from funding the public schools, because I don't send kids to them either. The government has no obligation to fund people's religious...
Jan 24 5:02pm @1.2.10 "..." I said to a PUBLIC school. Plenty of Catholic kids go to public schools. And as I also mentioned, I'd have no problem with having the bus stop at the Catholic school if it was along the bus...
Jan 24 4:07pm @1.2.4 A Catholic kid can absolutely ride the district bus to his public school. As for funding public transportation to private schools - I doubt most school systems have any money for that. They are...
Jan 24 3:31pm @9.1.60 Sigh. School taxes aren't budgeted on a one-to-one basis per child. But hey, I have an idea - if you decide not to send your kid to public school, do I get a refund for the percent of my taxes...
Jan 24 3:16pm @9.1.57 The money goes to the same place the money collected from someone who doesn't have children goes, into the overall school budget. Whether or not you have children in public schools has nothing to...
Jan 24 3:05pm @13.1 "..." It cracks me up when religious people claim that atheism is a religion. It's as though subconsciously, they realize the absurdity of their religious claims, so they try to pretend that...
Jan 24 2:37pm @9.1.53 "..." You can debate in here, but can't grasp how some people use Facebook to debate with their friends? Seriously?
Jan 24 2:25pm @9.1.50 "..." I'm pretty intelligent and educated, and I think many of us in here are - but still, I can't imagine most of us are knowledgeable in all the areas we'd need to home school. And when you add...
Jan 24 2:13pm @9.1.47 Remember the private school headmistress who went to jail for killing her lover? Perhaps that wasn't the private school education some parents were seeking ;)
Jan 24 1:41pm @9.1.38 "..." I actually am - I think it's good that the home school community is banding together to provide better resources for the kids, so they have a chance to succeed. But again - if you want...
Jan 24 1:22pm @9.1.33 I said it CAN be a total joke.  My sister home schooled her son so he wouldn't be subjected to nasty facts about dinosaurs living millions of years before humans, or anything that would conflict...
Jan 24 1:11pm @9.1.28 "..." I would love that! Funny how they get so insulted when we point out that their creation myth is just that, a myth - but I assume they have no such problem with our referring to other...
Jan 24 1:09pm @11.2.1 "..." Same here. I wonder how many people who slam our public schools bother to supplement that education at home, so their kids understand just how important it is?
Jan 24 1:07pm @9.1.26 "..." Nope, they can send their kids to public schools. Home schooling can be a total joke and so are some charter schools. If taxpayer money went to those who home school, then we'd be able to...
Jan 24 12:57pm @9.1.21 "..." There is no reason for public schools to consider religion at all. That's the parents' job. A comparative religion class in high school could certainly be offered, but I doubt that's what...
Jan 24 12:53pm @9.1.20 It's not the job of schools to teach religion. If people want their kids to be religious, they can take them to church/temple/mosque or whatever. Schools are supposed to teach science, not...
Jan 24 11:55am @9.1.7 "..." So, by not teaching kids the Muslim religion in schools, we're teaching atheism? Good grief.
Supreme Court Poised to Overturn 38 State Constitutional Amendments on Church-State Separation

Supreme Court Poised to Overturn 38 State Constitutional Amendments on Church-State Separation


Via: Tessylo  •  196 comments  •  3 days ago
U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Overturn 38 State Constitutional Amendments on Church-State Separation Jay Michaelson The Daily Beast January 22, 2020, 2:03 PM EST Robert Alexander/Getty Religious conservatives asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to overturn 38 state constitutional amendments and require taxpayers to...
Jan 24 4:17pm @1.1.106 "..." Pensions, state-run insurance ... ugh. They never seem to be properly managed. Too many promises made and not enough money for them all.
Jan 24 4:15pm @8.3.24 "..." I don't think any state forces teachers to join the union. But about half the states force teachers to pay union dues even if they choose not to join (mine does not).
Jan 24 4:13pm @1.1.105 Then we're all being penalized financially, because none of us are taking advantage of everything our tax dollars are spent on.
Jan 24 3:50pm @1.1.102 "..." Nobody is forced. The option is there for those who choose to take advantage of it. If not - you're free to home school, send your kid to a private school, or whatever. "..." They're...
Jan 24 3:45pm @1.1.100 "..." I can't argue with that - I've seen it in the Federal government more times than I can count. Do some industries need unions, though? Absolutely. "..." I have no problem with our...
Jan 24 3:27pm @8.3.22 "..." And everything isn't hunky dory in the private or charter school systems, either - particularly charter schools. Obviously we haven't figured it out, regardless of how it's funded. "..."...
Jan 24 1:55pm @1.1.95 It's the definition of public versus private, it has nothing to do with teachers' unions. And I saw your comment earlier about public unions. I'm torn about that. While I think public unions make...
Jan 24 1:50pm @8.3.19 "..." That's because it's a conundrum. Public schools can't succeed if we siphon off the money to private schools. And while there are some great private schools, there are also some terrible...
Jan 24 1:34pm @1.1.93 If a private school is funded with taxpayer dollars, it becomes a public school. And it then becomes subject to the same controls that other taxpayer funded schools are subject to. It's no longer...
Jan 24 1:30pm @8.3.17 "..." Because private schools aren't subject to the same regulations as public schools. If they're going to take taxpayer dollars, they have to be subject to certain controls that they aren't...
Jan 24 1:03pm @8.3.13 "..." Oh, I have no problem with some of my taxes going to support public education; I'm a huge fan of education. I was making a different point.
Jan 24 1:00pm @8.3.12 "..." Public schools, supported by taxpayers. If you don't have kids, or if you have kids but don't want to send them to public schools - oh well, you still pay school taxes. You know, how it...
Jan 23 3:04pm @8.3.6 Then I could get a tax break too, since I don't have kids and shouldn't be paying for any child's education. Right?
Jan 23 12:51pm @8.3.1 By your logic, I shouldn't have to pay any school taxes, since I don't have kids.
Jan 23 12:27pm @1.1.41 "..." Knowing that creation myths are just that - myths - does not make a person a bigot. I can't help it if science frightens you.
Jan 23 12:25pm @1.1.39 "..." So very true. The local experiments with charter schools have been a disaster. They want public funds, they have to be held to the same standards. And some of these religious schools will...
Jan 23 11:58am @1.1.30 "..." Wow, are you truly unaware that many, many religions besides Christianity have creation myths? Just think how much worse Christian schools would make that ignorance. Your government and...
Jan 23 11:44am @1.1.26 "..." It cracks me up. The same people who complain that baking a cake is "participating in" a wedding now seem to claim that using government funds to teach kids creation myths as science is NOT...
Young Americans Want Trump Gone

Young Americans Want Trump Gone


By: JohnRussell  •  112 comments  •  2 days ago
Almost 2/3 of Americans age 18-29 think President Trump should be found guilty in his impeachment trial and removed from office, according to a new poll released by Pew research.  "63% of those under 30 say the trial should lead to Trump’s removal." I wonder how many of that 63% will be persuaded over the next 10 months to change their opinion of Trump and vote for him in November....
Jan 23 3:35pm @5.3.4 "..." That's hilarious, since even Trump acknowledges that less informed and less educated people are great supporters of his.
The Democrats are winning the argument

The Democrats are winning the argument


Via: JohnRussell  •  98 comments  •  16 hours ago
Their only defense on the merits is to claim that the president wasn’t concerned with smearing a Democratic rival but with fighting corruption. But that’s an absurd argument to make given that Trump never mentioned fighting corruption in general during his two phone calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — and given that, as my Post colleague Catherine Rampell  notes , he is...
Jan 23 2:16pm @1.3.10 "..." Kind of hard to do when the Trump administration refused to let some of the major players even testify.
Jan 23 2:16pm @1.3.9 "..." Exactly. It tells me that not one Republican is willing to put their party over Trump, or to fulfill their oaths, but at least SOME of the Democrats in the Clinton administration were...
Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’

Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’


Via: Larry Hampton  •  59 comments  •  12 minutes ago
Jan 23 1:44pm @7.1.2 For all his whining like a baby about "anonymous sources"  (him having no clue about how investigative journalism works, of course), he sure uses "many people say" or "I heard someone say this" and...
Jan 23 1:38pm @7.1 "..." It's very likely that he heard some Fox entertainer make that claim, and re-spread the lies as he always does. It isn't as though he ever makes the slightest effort to find out what the...
Trump Tax Break That Benefited the Rich Is Being Investigated

Trump Tax Break That Benefited the Rich Is Being Investigated


Via: Tessylo  •  61 comments  •  one week ago
The New York Times Trump Tax Break That Benefited the Rich Is Being Investigated Jesse Drucker January 16, 2020, 8:05 AM EST A construction worker at the sight of a parking garage next to the Preston, a luxury apartment development in a new opportunity zone in Houston, Aug. 14, 2019. (Brandon Thibodeaux/The New...
Jan 17 4:31pm @3.1.9 The brokers and RE agents kept telling the prospective buyers that the prices would just keep going up. But that doesn't mean the poor suckers should have believed them. An interesting and fairly...
Jan 17 3:55pm @3.1.7 I tend to agree with you, that the ultimate blame rests on the people who took the loans. And I left out how many people used their equity as an ATM ... My former neighbors talked about how much...
Jan 16 4:23pm @3.1.5 It's not nearly that simple. I was being somewhat facetious with Greg, but I'll be more logical with you. There is plenty of blame to go around. Clinton signed the original Community Reinvestment...
Jan 16 1:46pm @3.1.1 "..." I really wish you'd start reading facts once in a while. The Bush administration started that whole debacle. And it was the Republicans who repealed Glass-Steagal.
Americans are binge drinking more, greatly increasing health risks

Americans are binge drinking more, greatly increasing health risks


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  34 comments  •  one week ago
Jan 17 4:24pm @2.1.5 "..." You can't be serious. You wouldn't last long at my company. Lots of people have been fired due to inappropriate behavior due to over-indulging at company parties. Every holiday season...
 NYC’s sanctuary city policy under fire after freed illegal immigrant allegedly murders 92-year-old

NYC’s sanctuary city policy under fire after freed illegal immigrant allegedly murders 92-year-old


Via: KDMichigan  •  71 comments  •  one week ago
New York City’s sanctuary city policy is again under fire after an illegal immigrant, who was released from NYPD custody in November despite a plea from federal immigration officials to hold him, is alleged to have gone on to sexually assault and murder a 92-year-old woman. “There has been a complete breakdown of law & order in New York City,” Acting Department of Homeland Security Chad...
Jan 17 4:02pm @2.2 How do you feel about the proposed Sanctuary Cities in Virginia where they're planning to ignore the gun control laws that are expected to be put in place?
Trump Screamed At Pentagon Leaders And Told Them They Were ‘Dopes’ And ‘Babies’

Trump Screamed At Pentagon Leaders And Told Them They Were ‘Dopes’ And ‘Babies’


Via: JohnRussell  •  134 comments  •  one week ago
Trump Screamed At Pentagon Leaders And Told Them They Were ‘Dopes’ And ‘Babies’ It didn’t end there; According to Leonnig and Rucker, Trump became so angry that “he wasn’t taking many breaths” and bellowed to the commanders in a fit of rage, “I wouldn’t go to war with you people.” “You’re a bunch of dopes and babies,” he shouted. Everyone in the room was shocked. “How...
Jan 17 3:47pm @6.2 They were quoting a freaking book. I hardly think it would have stayed a secret if they hadn't reported on it. [Deleted .]
Jan 17 3:46pm @4.1.2 Wow, Trump has his worshippers really hating our country, our military, and our intelligence community. I'm starting to wonder if his worshippers have toilet paper with the Constitution printed on...
Jan 17 3:44pm @1.2.2 Hearsay is just fine when it puts a liberal in a bad light. When it makes Trump look bad, it doesn't count. Haven't you figured that out yet? The dimwits never ask for transcripts and tapes when...
Senate Rules

Senate Rules


By: Vic Eldred  •  186 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
As the Articles of Impeachment are transferred from the House of Representatives to the US Senate, amid much fanfare, the trial will be much more somber and deliberate, in stark contrast to the inquiry conducted by the House. Yesterday Pelosi and co had their last moment of self-aggrandizement. At 12PM the articles of impeachment will be delivered. The seven impeachment managers selected...
Jan 16 4:26pm @2.2.44 "..." Have you seriously not bothered to read the facts about that? You're smarter than to just believe what Fox tells you to think.
Jan 16 3:57pm @15.1.16 "..." Again, such hypocrisy. You don't seem to give a crap about the lack of ethics, the lack of decency, and the dishonesty of Trump and his toadies. Why is it that you think your side can do...
Jan 16 3:36pm @15.3.4 But again - you're just fine with people who OUTRIGHT said they wouldn't be impartial jurors, because they're on your side of the political fence. Hypocrisy at its finest.
Jan 16 3:17pm @15.3.2 It's about people who just took an oath to be impartial jurors - you're assuming these people can't be impartial, and want them to recuse themselves. Yet several of the GOP senators have CLEARLY...
Jan 16 3:09pm @14.1.23 "..." BTW, I stand corrected - Clinton lied to the Grand Jury, not to Congress.
Jan 16 2:22pm @11.1.4 How does that count as a personal attack? Your comment called out Schiff for liking to be in front of a microphone, but I don't recall you ever calling out Trump, who is much more of a publicity...
Jan 16 2:13pm @14.1.21 "..." One person's personal situation doesn't count for shit, and you know that. And also, presidents get too much credit - and blame - for the economy. But no, it isn't. The situation I had...
Jan 16 1:50pm @15.1.7 "..." As would I have. I suppose these people think that attempted murder shouldn't be a crime - because it didn't actually end up resulting in anyone's death. And yes, I've noticed - not a...
Jan 16 1:40pm @14.1.16 "..." That was true originally, but Trump has totally hijacked the GOP and it is now "party over country" for his supporters. "..." I've never understood that. You have to have an ID for...
Jan 16 1:37pm @14.1.14 "..." Trump wasn't impeached because he is disliked. He was impeached because he tried to get a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. election. And Clinton wasn't impeached because he was...
Jan 16 1:34pm @14.1.13 "..." Of course you do, dear. You don't believe that facts and honesty and ethics and morals and lawfulness matter, so you think those of us who do are idiots. That's what people who put their...
Jan 16 1:31pm @14.1.11 "..." That always happens during the lead up to the primaries. Both sides do it, and neither of them seem to realize that they're just giving ammunition to the other party. Bernie and Warren are...
Jan 16 1:25pm @15.1.3 "..." Got it. Laws and ethics only apply to Democrats. Sorry to hear you admit so openly that you feel that way.
Jan 16 1:23pm @14.1.6 "..." My state requires voter ID ... I have no problem with presenting it. Otherwise, nothing is keeping me from voting early at the courthouse and pretending to be someone who I know isn't going...
Jan 16 1:19pm @14.1.5 "..." Then why did our Founders outline an impeachment process in the first place? Take it up with them.
Jan 16 1:18pm @14.1.4 "..." I don't see that mattering in the least. Trump's approval ratings have gone up since the impeachment process began.
Jan 16 1:16pm @15.1 But yet you couldn't care less about McConnell, Graham, and others' comments about how they absolutely will not be impartial jurors, and don't seem to expect them to recuse themselves. Why doesn't...
Jan 16 1:09pm @5.3.4 "..." We must not be reading the same evidence. But I'm all for those people Trump kept from testifying to provide more firsthand testimony. Seems like you are asking for more firsthand testimony...
Jan 16 1:07pm @9.1.11 "..." Free the emojis!
Jan 16 1:03pm @14.1.1 "..." Sure. Just as it concerns me that Trump's impeachment is only making his supporters double down on their support for him. "..." Why? Just because Trump's supporters are idiots and will...
Jan 16 12:45pm @14 "..." Nah. Clinton's popularity went up after he was impeached; I think he would have been re-elected even if the impeachment had occurred prior to the election. Hell, look at how many idiotic...
Jan 16 12:41pm @9.1.8 "..." That is the understatement of the year.
Jan 16 12:40pm @2.2.36 "..." Wrong. If he didn't release it until then, it wouldn't have been disbursed in time. As it is, $35 million of it couldn't have been disbursed before it expired without a special bill that...
Jan 16 12:30pm @11.1.1 "..." Nowhere near as happy as Trump is in front of a microphone, though. Funny, it doesn't seem that it bothers you in Trump, yet you don't like it in Schiff.
Jan 16 12:28pm @5.3.1 "..." All the evidence I've seen shows that he is. And more keeps coming out every day which further supports his guilt.
Jan 16 12:26pm @9.1.5 It's a shame that you whine when liberals do the wrong thing, but don't give a shit when conservatives do. Did you support Holder's refusal to turn over documents and Obama's use of Executive...
Jan 16 12:16pm @2.2.29 "..." Yes, but it's not the Senate which should be providing it, or the AG.
Jan 16 12:11pm @2.2.27 "..." https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/politics/gao-report-administration-violated-law-withholding-aid/index.html So .. what he did was illegal even if it wasn't for his personal gain (which it...
Jan 16 12:00pm @9.1 "..." Because Trump didn't let them, and Barr is a Trump toadie rather than working for us and being impartial as he's required to be.
Jan 16 11:59am @5.1.15 "..." You make a good point there. Reno shouldn't have done that. But the end result was that Clinton DID lie to Congress under oath, so he brought that on himself. I don't know what the answer...
Jan 16 11:46am @2.2.19 "..." I suppose if you don't give a shit about insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions (which Trump lied and claimed he had "saved"), or anything else (clearly you don't care...
Jan 16 11:44am @2.2.16 "..." All the evidence I've seen shows that yes, he did.
Jan 16 10:54am @2.2.7 If we ignore the checks and balances that form the core of our government, then we have only ourselves to blame if our democracy fails. While I think impeachment is futile due to the partisan...
Jan 16 10:50am @5.1.12 "..." Absolutely. He was an arrogant fool and lied to Congress. He knew what the law said. He doesn't even have Trump's excuse of being an ignorant asshole who thinks he knows it all - Clinton...
Jan 16 10:47am @5.2.1 Nope, Trump was impeached in the House. Just as Clinton was. That means they were impeached regardless of what the Senate did.
Jan 16 10:45am @7.1.5 "..." If they try to get foreign governments to interfere in a U.S. election, absolutely.
Jan 16 10:38am @5.1.9 When did I say the Clinton impeachment was different? I specifically said that the Senate refused to put the country over their party in that trial, as they are doing here. That's why impeachment...
Jan 16 10:18am @5.1.4 "..." Anytime the media prints facts - direct quotes, videos, etc. - Trump supporters whine about media bias. Maybe if Trump stopped doing so much fucked up stuff, the media wouldn't have...
Jan 16 10:17am @5.1.3 "..." What about the GOP partisanship? The Dems had some honor. The current GOP crop does not. When you have McConnell saying he will not be an impartial juror, Graham saying he refuses to even...
Jan 16 9:41am @5 "..." I'm trying to picture the people in the chamber reading Mad Magazine while someone is droning on and on ... lol. Unfortunate that they had to be banned from doing something like this - if...
Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial


Via: Tessylo  •  90 comments  •  one week ago
Yahoo News Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial David Knowles Editor January 15, 2020, 9:56 PM EST Giuliani associate Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial Lev Parnas, a key player in President Trump’s efforts to obtain a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joe...
Jan 16 3:15pm @7.2.32 "..." Fox isn't interested in having people on who are going to talk about crimes that Trump committed.
Jan 16 10:31am @7.2.17 Yep, got that. But this sham trial has been orchestrated to acquit Trump no matter if he's guilty, as clearly stated by the GOP. And since it's Trump's team that caused the obstruction in fact...
Jan 16 10:20am @7.2.14 "..." How would you like to be innocent and have new evidence that would exonerate you ignored?
Jan 16 9:49am @7.2.3 They tried. Trump obstructed. Better late than never. Would you feel the same way if the new evidence completely exonerated Trump? Or would you want someone falsely convicted rather than allowing...
Jan 16 8:41am @7.2 "..." And Trump blocked a lot of people from testifying who would likely make him look very, very bad. Unfortunately for him, new information is coming out anyway. Why wouldn't you want all...
Jan 16 8:39am @9 "..." He always pulls this shit when yet another one of his pals is outed as a criminal.
Trump: The Man, The Myth, The Misogyny

Trump: The Man, The Myth, The Misogyny


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  137 comments  •  2 weeks ago
As a preface, I'm going to let everyone know right off the bat, you are more than welcome to disagree! Trump: The Man! Okay, what can I really say here that we haven't all heard before. Depending on which way and how hard you lean on the Political Spectrum, he is anything from a narcissistic asshole, to the best thing since sliced bread.  Personally, I think he is both, You...
Jan 16 9:12am @2.2.32 Your orange idol illegally surveilled our ambassador to the Ukraine - unlike the legal surveillance of Carter Page, who our intelligence community had every reason to believe was working illegally...
Jan 16 8:44am @2.2.30 "..." Real Americans support our system of government, put our country above their political party, don't suck up to dictators, and don't use our Constitution to wipe their asses. Trump...
Jan 15 4:33pm @5.1.17 Oh, please. You're embarrassing yourself. You may idolize Trump but it doesn't require you go to so such inane lengths to pretend he has any ethics or morals. When the tournament ended, I knew...
Jan 15 4:21pm @5.1.15 You'd better read up on this, your comments are getting sillier. A small group of his wealthy friends gave the bulk of the $6 million. He had the money a few days later and was not waiting for...
Jan 15 4:15pm @5.1.13 I run a charity and we raised almost $11,000 for the National Kidney Foundation at my golf tournament in October. A couple of weeks after, once the checks had cleared and I had the final balance, I...
Jan 15 4:05pm @5.1.11 "..." The intent was never to feed small checks over a period of months, but to provide one large check. Which he didn't do until the lack of payment was publicized, although the funds had been...
Jan 15 3:50pm @2.2.15 "..." That's why I really worry more about my votes in my state and local elections. My state is so red that my Presidential vote really doesn't matter (I still vote, of course).
Jan 15 3:07pm @5.1.5 "..." It's a deflection and an apparent attempt to pretend there was a valid, honest reason for the delay.
Jan 15 2:40pm @1.2.6 Clinton had a good and honest point about the coal jobs not coming back, but the way she said it was terrible. And the media totally downplayed her comments about finding ways to replace those...
Jan 15 2:28pm @2.1.6 "..." I feel the same way.
Man requests 'trial by combat' with Japanese swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife

Man requests 'trial by combat' with Japanese swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife


Via: Freefaller  •  25 comments  •  2 weeks ago
DES MOINES – A Kansas man has asked an Iowa court to grant his motion for trial by combat so he can meet his ex-wife and her attorney "on the field of battle where (he) will rend their souls from their corporal bodies." David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, claims in court documents that his ex-wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, of Harlan, has "destroyed (him) legally." He asked the Iowa...
Jan 16 9:09am @5.1.2 Harrison Ford had the flu when they were rehearsing that scene .. he was supposed to be using a sword. He was too tired so he just pulled out a gun instead. It was so hilarious - and obvious,...
'Morning Joe' hosts say CNN Democratic debate 'painful,' call out moderator's 'bizarre' question

'Morning Joe' hosts say CNN Democratic debate 'painful,' call out moderator's 'bizarre' question


Via: KDMichigan  •  46 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The hosts of "Morning Joe" issued stinging criticism Wednesday of the CNN Democratic debate in Iowa, calling it "painful" that the candidates were "bickering" about a two-year-old conversation in which Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., alleges that Sen. Bernie  Sanders, I-Vt., told her a female candidate cannot defeat President Trump in 2020. Despite Sanders' repeated denials, co-host Mika...
Jan 16 8:49am @2.1.5 "..." My ex used to watch the McLaughlin Report on Saturday mornings (or Sunday .,.. can't remember which). It drove me nuts. The last thing I want when I'm having coffee, reading the paper,...
Russia Is Hacking Ukrainian Company To Try To Help Trump And Giuliani Make A Case Against Biden

Russia Is Hacking Ukrainian Company To Try To Help Trump And Giuliani Make A Case Against Biden


By: JohnRussell  •  70 comments  •  2 weeks ago
As reported by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and others, the same  Russian entity that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's aide John Podesta's computers in 2016  is now trying to infiltrate the emails of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma,  this time presumably to help Donald Trump find "dirt" on the Bidens.  Why would Russia be doing this when they...
Jan 15 2:34pm @2.1.13 "..." What does that have to do with surveillance an AMERICAN citizen who was our ambassador to Ukraine? Unlike Carter Page who was having very suspicious conversations with an enemy.
Jan 15 1:22pm @2.2.39 "..." The "people who won't accept any facts but jump on any conspiracy theory that supports what they wish were true" sticking together ringing true.
Jan 15 1:21pm @2.1.11 DP, you'll never get facts across to people who worship Trump and believe every lie that comes out of his, Kellyanne's, Hannity's, and all the other Trump toadies' mouths. You could have video...
Jan 15 12:27pm @2.1.7 And now we find that the Trump administration surveilled the Ukraine ambassador. Yet there is nothing but crickets from all the people who screeched about legitimate surveillance of Carter Page.
Jan 14 10:01am @2.2.17 They just listened to what the Trump toadie Barr said erroneously about the Mueller report. Remember, facts don't appeal to them - that's why they're Trump idolaters.
CNN Does It Again!

CNN Does It Again!


By: Vic Eldred  •  115 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Last night the nation had another chance to see the democratic presidential candidates in another boring debate. To watch this debate you had to tune into CNN, America's least watched and least trusted cable news network. As some may already know Liz Warren has accused Bernie Sanders of saying that a woman couldn't win the general election: "Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Monday said...
Jan 15 1:53pm @6.1.70 "..." Just google it, for crying out loud. I'm not about to go find old videos for you. It's all out there. I really can't believe that you're pretending Hannity presents facts. Hannity has...
Jan 15 1:13pm @6.1.65 "..." Nope, I virtually never turn on my TV. Mostly just for hockey and football. But I read ... a lot, and a lot of different sources. But the idiots sure love the lies he tells.
Jan 15 1:12pm @6.1.63 "..." I can give numerous examples. Promoting Trump's birther lies, promoting the lie that Obama is a Muslim, deep state bullshit, airing doctored videos, claiming that Obama's "bump in the road"...
Jan 15 12:38pm @6.1.48 "..." That is flat out wrong. Hannity parrots "alternative facts" which are nothing but outright lies.
Jan 15 12:35pm @6.1.47 "..." Bullshit. He specifically said that if he could have exonerated Trump, he would have. The problem was, he didn't think the DOJ could indict a sitting President and therefore expected...
Jan 15 12:13pm @6.1.37 "..." Yet he didn't actually report on any of the facts, which is that the Mueller Report explicitly did NOT exonerate Trump and that Mueller erroneously thought Congress would do its job and...
Jan 15 11:58am @6.1.28 Fox does have some actual journalists, but Hannity has nothing to do with that part of Fox. He's Trump's personal lie spreader. And most people go to him for news? That only tells me that most...
Jan 15 11:40am @6.1.20 "..." What do his ratings have to do with his veracity? His followers love conspiracy theories and flat-out lies .. his ratings would probably go down if he DID tell the truth.
Jan 15 11:34am @6.1.15 "..." True - but then, there aren't any GOP candidates in the debates. I'm sure he would have been bending over backwards to give Trump access if there were. And that still doesn't give his...
Jan 15 11:14am @6.1.2 Very true. He's an "entertainer" and a partisan hack, not a journalist. Oh, and he is incredibly allergic to facts and reality.
Jan 15 11:12am @2.1.4 "..." It always surprises me that neither party thinks about the ammunition they're giving to the other party in the general election. Think of the Republican clown car in the last election as...
 3 words will help you conquer fear in this election year

3 words will help you conquer fear in this election year


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  252 comments  •  2 weeks ago
In times like these our national motto is a true refuge from all the troubles the rest of the world can cause our exceptional nation.  No matter what side we are on the three words will calm our fearful hearts and give us internal peace.  This is key to us coming together as a nation, one nation, under God.  
Jan 15 1:17pm @7.1.101 "..." TiG never claimed that I didn't say that. What he has repeatedly pointed out - and which keeps going right over your head - is that your comment seemed to clearly indicate that if billions...
Jan 14 9:47am @7.1.48 "..." How is it irrational to not believe in something for which there is zero evidence? I don't believe in flying red-spotted hippos, either - is that irrational?
Jan 13 12:15pm @8.2.35 "..." Perhaps you shouldn't have jumped into a conversation that was initially between me and Veronica if our comments upset you so much.
Jan 13 11:57am @9.2.10 "..." I read a lot of scientific articles. You can google it.
Jan 13 11:56am @8.2.30 "..." Of course not. We don't discuss religion at all. I did ask my neighbor if she was a young earth creationist when I saw Ken Hamm's book on her coffee table, but that's the only time it's...
Jan 13 11:52am @9.3.7 "..." Well, just because I'm not religious doesn't mean I don't respect how important Mom's faith was to her, and try my best to keep religion in her life. I also adore her former priest and talk...
Jan 13 11:50am @9.3.6 Good point. I guess I do put filters on such discussions, and I have seen people get offended when someone is talking about their beach house or whatever.
Jan 13 11:43am @8.2.27 What you believe about me is of zero concern to me.
Jan 13 11:40am @8.2.26 "..." It's the extremists .. the fundies and literalists, primarily. I love my sister and I get along wonderfully with my next door neighbor, but they are both young earth creationists and yes,...
Jan 13 11:37am @9.2.7 "..." Human nature. We seem to be wired to invent religions, and there are all kinds of other ways we manage to be delusional. For example, did you ever take a psychology course and learn about...
Jan 13 11:34am @9.3.3 Money is one of the three no-nos? I mean, I don't tell people how much money I make, but I like talking about money and investments and such and haven't noticed it causing any issues.
Jan 13 11:33am @8.2.23 "..." Actually, it was the logic and rational discussion that did the trick. Talking about how there is no way the biblical flood actually occurred, and providing proof that the story was...
Jan 13 11:28am @9.2.4 "..." Most people are delusional about something.
Jan 13 11:24am @9.2.3 "..." Honestly, it's just so much anti-science bullshit that I can't resist pointing it out. I just can't read a comment which claims the Earth's axial tilt was caused by a non-existent flood...
Jan 13 11:20am @9.3.1 "..." My Mom is a retired Episcopal deacon - religion has been wonderful for her. Unfortunately, now that she has dementia, I can't get her interested in going to church services. But I called...
Jan 13 11:13am @8.2.20 Sometimes it's fun to read idiotic things and call out their idiocy. I'm not the one who always whines about other people's comments .. but clearly the comments bother you since you're always...
Jan 13 11:11am @8.1.12 "..." Of course I can. When you're trying to justify your God's atrocious, immoral actions by comparing them to parents punishing their children, I can absolutely judge the biblical God and find...
Jan 13 11:09am @8.1.11 "..." On that, we agree. However, the person who seeded this crap is a biblical literalist and a Christian dominionist.
Jan 13 11:07am @9.2 I don't look down my nose at you. But then, you aren't a literalist and you don't constantly post bullshit articles insulting anyone who doesn't share your faith, or spout off about wanting to deny...
Jan 13 11:03am @8.2.17 "..." Actually, SW Missouri Mule was raised as a fundie and it was reading comments on NV that freed her from her brainwashing. And if you see Enoch's articles, you won't see anyone trying to...
Jan 13 10:59am @8.1.8 "..." Religion is far worse. Disobedience justifies stoning children to death? The bible is melodramatic; equating God's torture and murder with what a "good parent" would do is ridiculous.
Jan 13 10:54am @7.1.9 Very true. And most people of faith aren't delusional to the point of being dangerous to themselves or others. For many people, that delusion gives them a happier life and a sense of community.
Jan 13 10:50am @8.2.8 If people like HA would stop preaching all the time, nobody would even be discussing it. But he keeps trying to convert everyone to worship his evil god, and posting Christian dominionist bullshit,...
Jan 13 10:45am @8.1.4 "..." That's amazing. You think good parents drown their children if they misbehave, stone them to death, order them to be raped, kidnapped and enslaved, torture them ...we put people like that...
Jan 13 10:42am @7.1.7 Glad you get it.
Jan 13 10:41am @8.2.5 I don't think any of us care if someone needs to believe in gods; lots of people need crutches to make it through life. It's when they try to force those beliefs onto others, into our schools and...
Jan 13 10:25am @7.1.5 People who claim to hear voices are batshit crazy, IMO. People who take the bible literally are far removed from reality as well. Speaking in tongues, holy rolling, handling snakes ... batshit...
Jan 13 10:23am @8.2.1 Anyone who's a biblical literalist worships a god like that.
Jan 13 10:18am @8.1 It is rather ironic - worshipping an evil, immoral, genocidal maniac is supposed to conquer fear. Perhaps humans created some of their gods as decent beings, but the Abrahamic god is not one of those.
Jan 13 10:15am @7.1.3 According to the definition of "delusion" - yes, belief in the supernatural is delusional as there is no basis in reality for such a belief. Although I see it as a matter of degree. Biblical...
Jan 13 10:09am @7.1.1 So ... you have to want to be be delusional in order to believe in delusions. Got it.
The Federalist: What Is The Point Of A Wedding If You Can't Hold It Where People Were Enslaved?

The Federalist: What Is The Point Of A Wedding If You Can't Hold It Where People Were Enslaved?


Via: JohnRussell  •  16 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Federalist: What Is The Point Of A Wedding If You Can't Hold It Where People Were Enslaved? Back in December, as a result of a campaign from Color of Change, Pinterest and TheKnot announced that they would no longer be   promoting slave plantations   as elegant wedding venues. It made sense, given that one would have to be an actual monster to want...
Jan 15 9:53am @2.2.8 Who is punishing them? They are free to offer wedding services. And people are free to choose to have their weddings elsewhere.
Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like her vagina?

Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like her vagina?


Via: MrFrost  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 15 8:42am @8.1 I would wonder about anyone who gave me ANY of her products - she is a total whackjob. But one of these candles ... unless it was a gag gift party, I'd never exchange presents with that person again!
Be prepared to fight a dangerous new wave of disinformation during the Senate trial

Be prepared to fight a dangerous new wave of disinformation during the Senate trial


Via: JohnRussell  •  80 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 14 3:45pm @2.1.18 "..." Not true - well, in this case they are, but they're not supposed to be. They are supposed to be impartial. Trump has his own defense team and it is NOT the Senate.
Jan 14 3:16pm @5.1.13 "..." Nope, just the ones who have publicly announced that they will violate their oaths. "..." The Russians interfered. The Ukraine did not. It's just more fake news and conspiracy bullshit...
Jan 14 1:36pm @5.1.11 "..." Go look it up. And not on fake news sites like Fox or Infowars. "..." You can't be serious. After all this time, you aren't aware of the facts here? He was fired for not fighting...
Jan 14 1:15pm @5.1.7 They'd have to prove the material value of each witness, I would assume. Otherwise McConnell and Trump would turn it into a conspiracy theory shitshow. I want a fair trial that stays on topic....
Jan 14 1:01pm @5.1.5 Of course I do. And I want the members of the House to honor their damn oaths. They're not there to defend the President, they are there to conduct a fair trial. All those people who Trump didn't...
Jan 14 12:42pm @5.1 There reason will simply be that to them, facts are useless, our Constitution is unimportant, oaths don't matter, and all that matters is what their emperor and their corrupt rulers in the GOP tell...
Jan 14 12:40pm @3.1.1 "..." The PROSECUTION does not provide the defendant's defense! Except in corrupt Trumpland.
Jan 14 12:35pm @2.1.2 "..." Well, Trump obstructed Congress and wouldn't allow some of the most important testimony. And the prosecuting team is working with the accused behind closed doors ... various members of the...
And Then There Were None: Shutting Down the Abortion Industry Person by Person

And Then There Were None: Shutting Down the Abortion Industry Person by Person


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  303 comments  •  2 weeks ago
This is good news!  The national nightmare that is the killing of our innocent children in abortuaries is finally beginning to recede.  Pointing out Planned Parenthood for the barbarians that they are and convincing people one by one to leave the baby killing industry is good as is the states using regulations to bring these monsters under closer control and setting high health safety...
Jan 14 1:59pm @8.1.98 "..." Science offends you - who would have guessed!
Jan 14 1:21pm @8.1.88 Sperm and eggs are potential lives. So,  you're pro-baby-murder if you don't impregnate a woman every few days. All those potential lives you're killing! I am pro choice. I would never tell...
Jan 14 12:44pm @8.1.78 Not weird at all. This is why we should arrest every man who doesn't impregnate a woman every day - all those living sperm cells he's murdering. And we should also arrest every woman who gets her...
Jan 14 12:02pm @8.1.69 "..." It really is. When you have schools and parents teaching abstinence only, those poor kids don't stand a chance once their hormones kick in. Telling them "just say no" is a proven track for...
Jan 14 11:53am @8.1.64 "..." The righties are making it very difficult for women to get birth control and sex ed from Planned Parenthood. "..." So you're in favor of Big Gov taking over from all the backwards red...
Jan 14 11:44am @8.1.60 "..." Most of them aren't pro-life. After a baby is born, they have zero interest in its health or quality of life. "..." Maybe the linguistically challenged call zygotes and embryos babies -...
Jan 13 3:58pm @4.1.14 "..." Yes, it is. A fetus isn't a human being. Even your bible tells you that. Making up terms like "preborn baby" doesn't help your argument, btw.
Jan 13 3:32pm @8.1.22 "..." That's hilarious. Your god ordered its followers to rape and enslave people, and it causes more abortions than all the doctors put together.
Jan 13 3:23pm @11.1.7 "..." They don't spend any taxpayer funds on abortion. Instead, they provide health care to lots of people and they do a lot to prevent unwanted pregnancies. A great organization.
Jan 13 3:22pm @11.1.6 "..." Teaching "abstinence only" sex ed doesn't actually count as teaching sex ed. Kids taught abstinence only don't have less sex, but when they do have sex they're more likely to get...
Jan 13 10:21am @8.1.7 Not being traumatized by an abortion is a far cry from bragging about it, but then, [deleted] so what do you expect from his comments.
Jan 13 10:21am @11.1 Well, a lot of conservatives push "abstinence only" education and work their asses off to close places like Planned Parenthood that provide birth control and sex ed. Until these dumb people stop...
Jan 13 10:11am @8.1.3 Except they aren't actually human beings at the point when the abortions occur. But then, Trump idolaters aren't big on facts. Or morals.
Jan 13 9:45am @7.2.4 The stupidity and gullibility of some people is simply amazing.
Cats Could Be the Next Rocky Horror Picture Show

Cats Could Be the Next Rocky Horror Picture Show


Via: Krishna  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Cats might have been a hit on Broadway in the 1980s and '90s, but the new film adaptation has been, by almost all standards, a catastrophic failure. Its $6.5 million domestic opening weekend wasn't even half of studio projections, disastrous for a major release with a production budget estimated at $100 million.  Cats  is proving just as big a failure with the critics as it is at...
Jan 14 11:05am @5.1 "..." The toilet paper and rice do that well enough! I worked at a movie theater as a teenager, and my manager always said he would quit if we ever screened Rocky Horror because of that.
Greta Thunberg responds to Meat Loaf comment that she's been 'brainwashed'

Greta Thunberg responds to Meat Loaf comment that she's been 'brainwashed'


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  140 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 14 10:05am @13.1.8 Oh, I've been lots of times. I never dressed up, but I'd bring toilet paper, hot dogs, a squirt bottle, newspaper, rice, the whole nine yards. It was a BITCH getting that rice out of the car.
 Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag

Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag


Via: JohnRussell  •  57 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag On Monday, President Trump retweeted a fake image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer in Middle Eastern garb standing in front of an Iranian flag. The poorly-photoshopped image showed Pelosi wearing hijab and Schumer with a turban on his head. "Democrats 2020," the text on...
Jan 14 9:59am @2.1.1 Such people are too stupid to not vote for Trump, even without fake news.
Jan 14 9:58am @1.2.3 [deleted]
Jan 14 9:58am @1.1.2 "..." People who don't see anything wrong with this are what's wrong with our country. Party over country - disgusting.
Wait — did liberals actually think they'd remove Trump from office?

Wait — did liberals actually think they'd remove Trump from office?


Via: Nerm_L  •  62 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Democrats have become too conventional.  The obvious political strategy has been to stir up public outrage, run a few polls, and declare political victory.  That is in keeping with the political conventional wisdom of viewing the President as a heroic figure whose heroic status can be tarnished by throwing mud.  That has been the political status quo since forever.  Democrats have been...
Jan 13 4:20pm @3.2.28 "..." Rural America has always been insular, due to distance from other areas, challenging terrain, etc. But yes, we need our rural population. The challenge is what to do about the decline.
Pelosi must climb down

Pelosi must climb down


By: Vic Eldred  •  70 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The Speaker has put herself out on a limb possibly via some ill conceived advice from leftist law professor Lawrence Tribe. The whole notion of coercing the leader of the US Senate to conform to a trial dictated by the Speaker of the House was almost doomed to failure from the start. What did Pelosi want? The Speaker has always said that she wants more details about the Senate trial before...
Jan 10 4:07pm @9.1.2 Trump supporters seem to think that only Democrats should have checks and balances applied to them; Republicans should be able to do whatever they want.
Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report

Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report


Via: Tessylo  •  128 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Politics Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report Sanjana Karanth January 9, 2020, 11:26 PM EST Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report A  Department of Justice  inquiry into  Hillary Clinton  that began after...
Jan 10 3:52pm @4.2.5 From what I've read, yes, it does exonerate her. Of course, we all knew her charitable foundation smells like roses when compared to Trump's. It regularly received high ratings on how it was...
Jan 10 1:26pm @2.2.1 "..." That's as certain as death and taxes.
Jan 10 1:24pm @4.2 "..." Wrong. Mueller specifically said that he COULD NOT exonerate Trump. This report apparently just shows that the TDS sufferers who screech "lock her up" are nothing but partisan hacks with a...
Poll: 55 percent of Americans think Trump killing Soleimani made the U.S. less safe

Poll: 55 percent of Americans think Trump killing Soleimani made the U.S. less safe


Via: Tessylo  •  98 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
World Poll: 55 percent of Americans think Trump killing Soleimani made the U.S. less safe January 9, 2020, 10:39 AM EST A majority of Americans don't seem to be buying the Trump administration's rationale for killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleiman, according to a new poll. In a   USA TODAY /Ipsos poll...
Jan 10 2:00pm @5.1.13 And Trump is laughing his ass off at their gullibility, as are the alt-right assholes who are manipulating Trump.
Jan 10 1:33pm @5.1.10 "..." Jesus Christ, don't you ever read any accurate news?
Neither Neocon nor Isolationist

Neither Neocon nor Isolationist


Via: Vic Eldred  •  20 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
D onald Trump isn’t George W. Bush. That should be obvious to everyone by now, but his critics and even some of his supporters immediately acted as if it were 2003 on the cusp of the Iraq War when Trump took out Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. Suddenly, the neocons had cachet again ( Vox  warned that “the Iraq War hawks are back”), and we were about to launch yet another...
Jan 10 1:49pm @3.2 "..." No, never. Not under any administration.
Trump, at Ohio rally, says Democrats would have leaked Soleimani attack plans

Trump, at Ohio rally, says Democrats would have leaked Soleimani attack plans


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  116 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 10 1:29pm @2.1.9 "..." When did I ever say I had a problem with Trump taking this guy out? Hint: Never.
Jan 10 7:24am @2.1 "..." But it's just fine with you if Trump gives classified information to Putin. "Party over country" people disgust me. I can't understand how anyone can be so anti-American.
Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 10 7:25am @2.1.1 Check out the video for "The Stage" by Avenged Sevenfold. It's a long one, but a good one.
Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time

Democratic impeachment case collapses under weight of time


Via: Vic Eldred  •  199 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
As the House and Senate continue their bitter struggle over the coming impeachment trial of  President Trump , a judge in the District of Columbia issued an opinion that was largely lost in the crush of New Years stories. The opinion could loom large in the Senate trial, however, and one line in particular, which states “the House clearly has no intention of pursuing” the witness , may...
Jan 09 3:37pm @2.2.28 "..." Bingo.
Jan 09 3:24pm @2.3.3 Since you avoid all credible news sources, your comment is laughable.
Jan 09 2:02pm @2.2.19  I understand her reasoning for the delay - but there's no way the Trump toadies in the House will ever conduct an impartial hearing, no matter how much evidence they're presented with. They've...
Jan 09 12:48pm @2.3.1 "..." What utter bullshit. The Senate will not convict him because they're his toadies and are afraid of him. They have come right out and said things like they won't even bother reading the...
Jan 09 12:38pm @2.2.10 "..." Because Deranged Donnie ordered the people with firsthand order not to testify. But for some reason that doesn't bother you - I wonder why you don't want to hear any of the firsthand...
Jan 09 10:29am @2.2.5 "..." They don't actually want any of that first-hand testimony they keep falsely calling for. If anyone gave a crap about honesty, ethics, and patriotism - they would want the testimony of...
Jan 09 10:26am @4.1.13 "..." In that case, Clinton's impeachment wasn't real either. But anyone with a basic grasp of civics understands that both Clinton and Trump WERE IMPEACHED even if not removed from office. How...
Jan 09 10:25am @2.2.4 "..." Right, such as - the truth might come out. I don't understand why Trump's fans are so afraid of the truth, when they screech so loudly that he's done nothing wrong. All the Trump idolaters...
Ukraine plane may have been shot down by Iranian missile, report claims

Ukraine plane may have been shot down by Iranian missile, report claims


Via: Vic Eldred  •  41 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The   Ukrainian jet that crashed   after taking off from a Tehran airport may have been mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile, a London-based global information firm says. "Photographs purportedly taken near the site of the crash and circulated on social media appear to show the guidance section of an SA-15 Gauntlet short-range, surface to air missile, which landed in a nearby...
Jan 09 1:50pm @5.1 "..." Yikes. Remind me not to fly in a country where people are firing missiles! Didn't a plane get shot down by a Russian missile over Ukraine a few years ago, or something like that, and it was...
Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike

Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike


Via: Krishna  •  85 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Photo: Getty Images On Sunday, just days after the U.S. strike that killed the powerful Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Trump administration got its first real taste of international pushback. The Iraqi parliament voted to oust American troops from the country and Tehran announced that it would pull completely out of its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal....
Jan 06 1:48pm @3.3.11 Oh, I admit that I don't have the slightest idea. And I honestly don't know whether or not it was a good idea to take this guy out. Every action we take in the Middle East seems to backfire. But I...
Jan 06 1:28pm @3.3.8 "..." Knowing Trump, it's a safe assumption that it had nothing to do with our intelligence community's analysis, or anything resembling weighing the pros and cons of various responses. Most...
Trump’s One Foreign-Policy Idea Is to Make America More Like Its Enemies

Trump’s One Foreign-Policy Idea Is to Make America More Like Its Enemies


Via: JohnRussell  •  40 comments  •  3 weeks ago
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/trump-iran-war-crimes-cultural-bomb-foreign-policy.html President Trump’s risky escalation of the conflict with Iran has confused many people who took him, if not for a dove exactly, then for a skeptic of wars, especially in the Middle East. The unfolding Iran adventure seems to open once again the question of what principle, if any, defines this...
Jan 06 1:02pm @1.1 Doesn't surprise me that Trump has more in common with the Taliban than with our Constitution.
Don Jr posted photos of himself brandishing a modified assault rifle with CRUSADER etched on it -  Crusader imagery on weapons & propaganda has been used by Far-Right terrorists since Brevik

Don Jr posted photos of himself brandishing a modified assault rifle with CRUSADER etched on it - Crusader imagery on weapons & propaganda has been used by Far-Right terrorists since Brevik


By: JohnRussell  •  66 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Akil N Awan ✔ @Akil_N_Awan Don Jr posted photos of himself brandishing a modified assault rifle with CRUSADER etched on it, lower receiver modeled after a medieval Crusader helmet & mag printed with Hillary's face. Crusader imagery on weapons & propaganda has been used by Far-Right terrorists since Brevik...
Jan 06 12:59pm @3.1.12 You don't really expect Fox or the other right wing rags to print the truth about Deranged Donnie's idiotic son, do you?
Jan 06 12:45pm @2.1.16 I do have a problem with that. That doesn't mean I have to be ignorant about the Crusades, though. The Crusades did not "keep me from growing up in a Muslim society." It was another example of...
Jan 06 12:14pm @2.1.13 "..." You apparently don't realize that in the end, the Muslims won and kicked out the European invaders. And why DON'T you have a problem with all the women, children, Jews, and other...
Jan 06 11:12am @3.1.7 "..." Keep drinking the Fox and Infowars koolaid.
Jan 06 10:58am @3.1.2 It's not laziness - it's aversion to facts. Responding to the request wouldn't do any good. Willful ignorance does not seek a cure.
U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement

U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  117 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Jan 06 10:32am @2.1.21 From what I've heard, it's the other guy that was killed who was revered by the Iranian people. And if Obama were in office, I think you'd be screeching about his getting involved. I thought all...
Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump’s Head for Soleimani Hit

Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump’s Head for Soleimani Hit


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  148 comments  •  3 weeks ago
So the terrorist regime in Iran is calling for the assassination of our elected President and offered a bounty to whomever does it.  That’s typical of that regime.  Most Iranians celebrated the death of the terrorist who so ruthlessly repressed them.  This is a chance for America’s progressive left to stand with America and our elected government against an enemy terrorist regime attempting to...
Jan 06 10:25am @10 "..." Bring me the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West! Frankly, if someone did manage to take him out, it's highly unlikely they'd be able to deliver his head to anyone. These mullahs...
Trump says he'll sanction Iraq if US troops forced to leave

Trump says he'll sanction Iraq if US troops forced to leave


Via: Vic Eldred  •  3 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
President Trump   said Sunday that the United States would not leave Iraq on “friendly” terms and threatened to impose sanctions on the country if forced to withdraw American troops. “If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis, we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame,” Trump told...
Jan 06 10:19am @2.1 "..." Too true. I won't pretend to know if this was the right call - while I certainly don't trust Trump to make the right decision, I'm not even sure there is a "right" decision when it comes...
Congress to clash over Trump's war powers

Congress to clash over Trump's war powers


Via: Vic Eldred  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Democrats will attempt to curb   President Trump ’s war powers after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior Iranian military leader in what lawmakers are calling a major escalation that could lead to war.  Senate Democrats are mobilizing behind a resolution that would force Trump to withdraw American troops from hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or passes a resolution...
Jan 06 10:03am @1.1.2 Sounds like you agree with Trump that the rules don't apply to him. I happen to disagree.
Jan 06 10:00am @3.1.1 "sheer ignorance and incompetence in the face of whatever facts and reality are thrown your way" is more like it
Jan 06 9:04am @1.1 Funny, when Obama announced military plans ahead of time, Trump and his future idolaters had a shit fit. And Trump repeatedly claimed that Obama would attack Iran to improve his chances of...
This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath Antarctica

This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath Antarctica


Via: TᵢG  •  44 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A video of the Bruie rover is here .
Jan 06 9:37am @4.1.6 It's funny, on the front page the word just shows up as "igrades" - gotta love the filter
Jan 06 9:24am @1.1.15 "..." Don't forget we'd need a biblical flood to tilt that planet's axis, so it will have seasons ;)
The Lie Of The Year

The Lie Of The Year


Via: JohnRussell  •  112 comments  •  3 weeks ago
This article is a couple weeks old, but will always be timely. 
Jan 03 11:50am @2.3.7 "..." And  you pretend to be unbiased, with your adulation of everything Trump has ever done? You seem to have no problem with his fraudulent charity, his fraudulent university, and all the other...
Jan 03 11:43am @2.3.4 "..." If that's what you think about the testimony (which is totally wrong, btw), then why do you support Trump's refusal to allow the people with firsthand knowledge to testify? If they're not...
Wake up, Republicans. Your party stands for all the wrong things now.

Wake up, Republicans. Your party stands for all the wrong things now.


Via: JohnRussell  •  89 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
He bet that Republican voters didn’t really care about free trade or mutual security, or about the environment or Europe, much less deficits. He rebranded kindness and compassion as “PC” and elevated division and bigotry as the admirable goals of just being politically incorrect. Trump didn’t make Americans more racist; he just normalized the resentments that were simmering in many...
Jan 02 4:35pm @4.1.4 "..." And neither one of them would be able to pass the background check that many of us have had to pass for our jobs. Pathetic, isn't it? "..." For me, it will be a straight Dem ticket for...
Jan 02 4:03pm @1.2.38 "..." I disagree. The mods are of all different political persuasions and Perrie's personal political views don't seem to affect how people get censored (or not). I personally see a lot more...
Jan 02 1:36pm @1.2.33 What's stopping you from hanging out on idiotic conspiracy sites instead, where facts aren't welcome but pseudoscience and lies are welcome? For as much as you bitch about this place and about...
Jan 02 8:54am @3.1.15 "..." Utter bullshit. You worship Trump and he's one of the most immoral people that exist.
Jan 02 8:53am @3.1.14 "..." You mean the marriages where husbands were allowed to rape their wives, little girls were sold to old men, men were instructed by God to rape, enslave and marry little girls of their enemy...
 Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind


Via: JohnRussell  •  22 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Over the next two years, income for middle-class Americans is projected to grow at less than half the rate as for the richest 1%, a recent Congressional Budget Office found. The country's top-earning households will also enjoy a bigger decline in tax rates than all other groups. As a result, income inequality in the U.S. — already at a 50-year high — is expected to worsen....
Jan 02 4:05pm @3.2.3 "..." For the most part, you are correct. But .... Pet Rocks.
Texas shows the country how to minimize the loss of life during a mass shooting attempt. (Warning Graphic Video)

Texas shows the country how to minimize the loss of life during a mass shooting attempt. (Warning Graphic Video)


By: The People's Fish  •  95 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Texas Senate Bill 535 went into effect on September 1st 2019 allowing for licences carry in places of worship. Joe Biden criticized Governor Abbott for signing the bill calling it irrational. The Bill was introduced after the 2017 Southern Springs Church shooting in New Braunfels that killed 23. Yesterday tragedy struck in White Settlement Texas at the West Freeway Church of Christ. A...
Jan 02 3:55pm @10.1.10 "..." Well, Texans could change their lax gun laws if they wanted to. That doesn't mean they are bad people - but maybe it's time they woke up and did more to keep guns out of the hands of people...
Jan 02 3:52pm @11.1 "..." That's the real question. Why did those two people have to die? The history of assault and mental illness ... but no, we can't require private sellers to run background checks before they...
Jan 02 3:51pm @7.7.1 Well, if we had decent gun laws, the shooter wouldn't have been allowed to get a gun in the first place. With his history of assault (both with and without firearms) and mental illness, there is no...
Jan 02 3:13pm @2.1.8 "..." Right, and he was highly trained. He also helped train other members of the church's security team. I actually want the training more to keep them from shooting innocent bystanders.
Jan 02 3:12pm @2.1.7 "..." I think it should be a rule if someone is going to carry. In this guy's case, his training could have made all the difference between more people getting hurt, and not. In my state, any...
Fundraising by Democratic Presidential Candidates Looks Like A Bad Omen For Trump

Fundraising by Democratic Presidential Candidates Looks Like A Bad Omen For Trump


By: JohnRussell  •  71 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Dave Weigel @daveweigel Trump raised $46 million for the quarter. For all the "impeachment is SURGING Trump's fundraising" stuff (I'm sure it did!), the Dem field is easily going to double him. That is really, really unusual. The 2012 GOP field and 2004 Dem field did not outpace incumbent presidents....
Jan 02 3:17pm @1.2.19 "..." "As if voting for Hillary means you have a conscience." - I'm not buying your excuse.
Jan 02 2:01pm @1.2.14 "..." The meaning was clear. As far as the "indoctrinated" bit - I'd be happy if they'd just give up the Infowars and Breitbart and debunked conspiracy theories and willful ignorance, but...
Jan 02 1:39pm @8.1 Trump got a lot more free media coverage than anyone. And many voters are dumb enough to vote for the person whose name they've heard the most often. I like to joke that in my state, if Harry...
Jan 02 1:33pm @1.2.12 Coming from the one who just said people who voted for Hillary don't have a conscience - that's hilarious.
Jan 02 1:31pm @4.1.3 "..." He likes to brag about his crowd sizes too - and he really doesn't give a shit that it's clearly obviously nothing but lies. I think his mental illness makes it possible for him to actually...
Jan 02 1:29pm @3.3 "..." He's way too far left. I don't see how he could possibly beat Trump. Oh, and he's also too old - but then so are Trump and Sanders.
Jan 02 1:26pm @1.2.10 "..." Neither was Trump. You just can't tell with voters. I understand why we get such crappy candidates these days - who in their right mind would WANT to be president, much go through all the...
Jan 02 1:22pm @1.2.9 "..." If you dislike Hillary - as I do - then you should dislike Trump even more, because he's 100 times more dishonest and unethical. If you give a crap about our Constitution and our system of...
Jan 02 1:10pm @7.1.1 None of the small business owners I know have been helped by him, and his tariffs are hurting a lot of people. When it comes to small business, Trump's known for stiffing them and not paying them,...
Human remains found in Idaho cave identified as outlaw who died over 100 years ago

Human remains found in Idaho cave identified as outlaw who died over 100 years ago


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  16 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Jan 02 2:38pm @3.2.2 In the article I read, the sheriff guessed that the locals took care of it. I wonder what they did with his head?
Jan 02 1:01pm @1.1.2 Who DID shoot the deputy?
Thank You Democrats for the Best Christmas Ever!

Thank You Democrats for the Best Christmas Ever!


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  150 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Thank you democrats for all you gave us Americans for CHRISTmas 🎄. We appreciate all they have shown us about their frauds and hoaxes. We are as a result going to re elect our President.  
Jan 02 2:35pm @3.2.17 "..." What utter bullshit. And I'm sure you're right - no Trump supporter disagrees with this assessment, because he's convinced them that facts don't matter, that our Constitution doesn't...
Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination


Via: The People's Fish  •  253 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Suddenly, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being taken seriously. For months, the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to be progressive voters’ standard-bearer in 2020....
Jan 02 2:23pm @5.1.91 It stands for Trump Denial Syndrome - all the Trump supporters who refuse to accept facts, who believe all the lies and conspiracy theories that Trump spouts, just are in complete denial about what...
In Hope Of Gaining A Presidential Pardon, Rod Blagojevich Humiliates Himself Defending Trump

In Hope Of Gaining A Presidential Pardon, Rod Blagojevich Humiliates Himself Defending Trump


By: JohnRussell  •  49 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Rod Blagojevich must be getting so tired, tired of waiting,  tired of waiting for Trump.  Still facing 5 more years behind bars and perhaps realizing that it is now or never for him in terms of gaining a presidential pardon, the former governor of Illinois wrote a ridiculous op-ed for the far right conspiracy website Newsmax, favorably comparing Trump's travails with the Democrats to a...
Jan 02 12:10pm @3.2.8 I've never understood the appeal for utter ignorance, but they brag about it and are clearly proud of their ability to avoid all facts and remain delusional. Psychologically, studies show that...
Jan 02 8:42am @3.2.3 "..." I can see why - that way the right wing folks can stay totally insulated from facts and reality, and can keep living in the land of delusions. It's amazing how hard some people will work to...
Exclusive poll: Black Americans motivated by Trump to vote in 2020

Exclusive poll: Black Americans motivated by Trump to vote in 2020


Via: JohnRussell  •  85 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national  survey  of 1200 black voters and non-voters conducted by Third Way and the Joint Center. Why it matters:  Black voter turnout  declined  significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton's...
Jan 02 9:59am @3.1.21 I still go to Baltimore for concerts sometimes, but I don't go wandering around.
Iraq Protesters Break Into U.S. Embassy Compound in Baghdad

Iraq Protesters Break Into U.S. Embassy Compound in Baghdad


Via: Vic Eldred  •  94 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday and lit fires inside to express their anger over   American airstrikes   that killed 24 members of an Iranian-backed militia over the weekend. Chanting “Death to America!” thousands of protesters and militia members demonstrated outside the embassy compound, throwing rocks,...
Jan 02 9:47am @8.1.14 Well, that's a very good point! I wasn't talking about the UK, but rather the Middle Eastern tribes - but the UK history is fascinating. Too bad the UK tribes didn't leave written records, so all...
Jan 02 9:38am @8.1.12 I'm talking about the Middle Eastern nations that were assembled out of warring tribes by Britain. Expecting them to act as a single nation - not gonna happen.
Jan 02 8:57am @8.1.9 "..." Tribal nations are never going to accept democracy. Their tribal ties will always be stronger than those to some country the UK arbitrarily formed out of a bunch of enemy tribes.