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Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’

Trump Dismisses Troops’ Possible Brain Injuries as ‘Headaches’


Via: Larry Hampton  •  37 comments  •  59 minutes ago
Jan 27 5:23pm @7.3.6 "..." It's what he said. That's all the evidence we have to go on. "..." Yes I know. No one said it was.
Jan 27 5:18pm @7.3.4 "..." He is aware. He had someone inform him. He was told they have headaches. It's not like he said "I have no idea what their condition is and I don't care." Is he supposed to turn into a...
Jan 23 3:15pm @7.4.1 "..." They might well be. Let's hope they're not. Everybody's focus here seems to be on certain knowledge that Trump knows they have TBI and is trying to minimize it. But the truth is none of us...
Jan 23 3:12pm @7.3.2 "..." That's not surprising if they reported headaches. So what? "..." What do you mean by "talking about headaches?" He said he was told he was told they had headaches. At the moment, he...
Jan 23 3:08pm @7.2.1 "..." Thanks Doc.
Jan 23 3:07pm @7.1.4 Either way, it's still not the same as dismissing TBI and all of the angst I see is based on "probably" and "likely" etc.
Jan 23 1:19pm @7 Meh, we don't know what Trump was told. I don't hear him saying "TBI is only headaches" or "TBI is not serious." He said he "heard they had headaches." That's not a diagnosis. Someone told him...
Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel


Via: Tessylo  •  18 comments  •  an hour ago
POLITICS  01/22/2020 07:44 pm ET Trump Says We Should Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel The wheel originated in Mesopotamia around 5,500 years ago. By Josephine Harvey Ancient Mesopotamians might have been interested to know that someday a world leader would...
Jan 27 5:21pm @1.1.2 "..." Are you familiar with concepts of rhetoric and poetic language? Simile? Metaphor? Hyperbole? Exaggerating to make a point? It's a poetic way of saying we should protect all inventors of...
Jan 23 12:37pm @3.1.1 "..." Not everything has a meaning people need to concern themselves with. I can't imagine more than a couple people on planet Earth with no sense of perspective are genuinely wondering what it...
Jan 23 12:35pm @2.2.2 Yeah, it's pretty impressive! Just like in 50s sci-fi movies.
Jan 23 12:34pm @1.1 Only a moron would interpret his comment as seriously seeking to protect the actual original inventor of the actual original wheel.
Trump official Betsy DeVos says being pro-choice is akin to supporting slavery

Trump official Betsy DeVos says being pro-choice is akin to supporting slavery


Via: Tessylo  •  62 comments  •  5 minutes ago
Politics Trump official Betsy DeVos says being pro-choice is akin to supporting slavery Zoe Tidman The Independent January 24, 2020, 7:11 AM EST In March, congress passed a school safety bill that allocated $50m a year to local school districts but expressly prohibited the use of the money for firearms: EPA A top Trump official has compared...
Jan 27 5:14pm @2.3.18 OK. Thank you. I hadn't heard that before.
Jan 27 4:47pm @2.3.16 "..." I haven't expressed any opinions about what you believe because I don't have idea what you believe. I asked you a couple of question so you could clarify your beliefs on your own. "..."...
Jan 27 12:54pm @2.3.13 "..." In and of themselves, I don't think they have much of anything in common worth talking about. Fortunately, that's not what DeVos said. She said they were both issues with a moral component...
Jan 27 12:47pm @2.3.11 You fear opposing points of view. How sad.
Jan 27 12:39pm @2.3.7 "..." That doesn't explain what an "individual" is or why that status is important. "..." Defining a word with the word itself is not useful.  "..." What do you mean by "separate" and...
Jan 26 1:37am @2.3.3 "..." OK, since it's your claim, go ahead. "..." This chain of words in not responsive to the question. I asked you "What do you mean by "individual" and why does that matter?" You used...
Jan 25 8:16pm @2.3.1 "..." How do you prove a claim like that? What do you mean by "individual" and why does that matter? What's the standard for determining when an individual exists? I'm pretty sure there is more...
Jan 25 7:55pm @8 "..." Not exactly. She was comparing the form of arguments for or against, not the activities themselves. That is: there are moral arguments and there are legal arguments. That's true for many...
Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules

Divorced woman can't use frozen embryos, Arizona Supreme Court rules


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  3 comments  •  2 hours ago
Jan 27 3:42pm @2 Seems fair.
A Constitutional Argument

A Constitutional Argument


By: Vic Eldred  •  68 comments  •  27 seconds ago
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 2:28pm @2.1.8 [deleted]
Jan 27 2:27pm @2.1.7 "..." Not that I have seen. I don't think I have seen him defend a single policy or act of the president's except to point out that a specific policy or act is allowed under the law. I wouldn't...
Jan 27 2:11pm @2.1.3 "..." He must be because he doesn't agree with you. That's how it works.
Star Trek: Picard - Episode 1 "Remembrance" Recap

Star Trek: Picard - Episode 1 "Remembrance" Recap


Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  44 comments  •  25 minutes ago
Jan 27 1:10pm @7.1.3 "..." I just . . . if she makes that "about to cry" face one more time, I'm going to throw my remote through the TV screen.  Not to mention she committed mutiny and technically started a war...
Jan 27 1:11am @7.1.1 I'd like the show a lot better, I think, without Michael. She's the closest thing to a main character and I just hate her. Every other character on the show is more appealing. I actually really...
Jan 27 1:04am @3.2.2 "..." I tend to rationalize it that at some point, the UK just takes over France, culturally or militarily. That, or he went to school in England. I think the writers rely on the audience to...
Jan 26 6:39pm @1.2.1 "..." It's hard to watch for multiple reasons. However, I will watch even crappy Star Trek stuff, so they have me right where they want me.
Jan 26 6:37pm @3.2 "..." I think they're supposed to be refugees from destroyed Romulus. He apparently led an effort to help Romulan refugees, so I can see how a couple might have ended up just going home with him....
Jan 26 6:27pm @1.3.1 "..." It certainly looks very Borg-like, doesn't it.
Jan 26 5:37pm @7 I like it. It's not perfect or anything, but so far, it's pretty good. Definitely better (based on one episode) than ST Discovery.
Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash In California

Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash In California


By: JohnRussell  •  40 comments  •  6 hours ago
Los Angeles Laker basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed, along with four other people , when the helicopter he was a passenger in crashed in California. Bryant was the fourth leading scorer in NBA history , having been passed for third by LeBron James just last night.  Bryant won 5 NBA championships during his long career and was an 18 time all star. He is widely considered to be one...
Jan 27 12:49am @15.1.3 Yeah that's definitely a broken helicopter. How awful.  On a technical note, I can see the video, but if you try to watch it on YouTube, it's unavailable.
Jan 26 5:22pm @15 What a shock. How terrible. It happened about 15 minutes away from here. It's a cloudy day, but pretty mild. I saw a report that fog may have been a factor. This time of year (and into spring) we...
Trump’s spiritual adviser commands ‘all satanic pregnancies to miscarry’

Trump’s spiritual adviser commands ‘all satanic pregnancies to miscarry’


By: JohnRussell  •  81 comments  •  2 hours ago
Jan 26 7:19pm @14.1.1 Yeah I figured it was something like that.
Jan 26 6:12pm @9.1.3 "..." Say what, now?
Jan 26 6:10pm @14 What is a "satanic womb?"
How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World

How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  17 comments  •  7 hours ago
Jan 26 6:24pm @6 "..." I've had a lot of dogs in my life, but in recent years, we have had basset hounds. All dogs have a good sense of smell, but these things are on another level. One of them once dragged me...
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  •  122 comments  •  4 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 26 5:29pm @9.1.29 "..." Then stop asking for something no one is talking about! Geez!
Jan 26 2:10am @9.1.26 "..." I never referred to a specific incident of corruption. The comment I responded to was about what Trump was interested in. I find it hard to believe you could have missed Trump's attorneys...
Jan 25 6:15pm @9.1.22 "..." It's just like when the idea that Russia was a threat was so laughable because Romney said it. They really have no idea what to believe beyond mocking what the other side says in a kind of...
Jan 25 6:12pm @9.1.21 If you had watched it, you'd know. Maybe you should watch it again.
Jan 25 5:29pm @9.1.18 Guess you should have watched this morning. But I can understand why you would have been afraid to do that. It was pretty devastating for the prosecution's case.
Jan 25 3:39pm @4.1.16 "..." Facts? No. Just last night we saw one of the House managers describing a meeting between two people for which he had no witnesses and said "they likely talked about . . . " Seriously....
Jan 25 3:36pm @4.1.15 Yes, for political agendas. People are suddenly willfully naive. Because . . . Trump!
Jan 25 2:36pm @7.2.2 "..." That would be true if he was the one trying to make people focus on Ukraine. He’s not. The reporter is. Therefore - assuming she wants people to read her writing - it’s her job to explain...
Jan 25 1:24pm @9.1.12 "..." That claim is contrary to the facts highlighted this morning. But facts that undercut the impeachment haven't interested you, have they?
Jan 25 1:01am @6.1.3 "..." Stop what, exactly? Why do people feel like they can tell me to not express myself? "..." Yes, I know. What leads you to think otherwise? Where did I reference anything he said as being...
Jan 25 12:57am @2.1.3 "..." Sounds delicious.
Jan 25 12:55am @6.3.1 My comment is appropriate based on the information you provided. [Deleted]
Jan 25 12:49am @6.1.1 That would be so funny if I had actually said anything remotely like that.
Jan 25 12:48am @4.1.6 "..." [deleted]
Jan 24 9:15pm @4.1 "..." I wouldn't say "get over it," but I would say "open your eyes." You have to be Pollyanna herself to think quid pro quo and foreign policy aren't business as usual.  It might be neat if we...
Jan 24 9:11pm @3.2 "..." Friendship? Falafel? j/k I'm sorry, you're right. That's rude.
Jan 24 9:10pm @2.1 "..." Oh good. More psych evals from afar. 
Jan 24 9:08pm @6 "..." "..." "..." "..." "..." Maybe he's rude or impatient. That's a legitimate point of view. However, I'm not sure "Do you think Americans care about...
Where Is Rudy's Evidence? Trump Is Drowning And Needs A Lifeline

Where Is Rudy's Evidence? Trump Is Drowning And Needs A Lifeline


By: JohnRussell  •  89 comments  •  10 hours ago
I've been watching and or listening to the impeachment prosecution , some, for the last two days, and it seems to me that they've got Trump wrapped up in a big bow and ready to send him up the river.  Dates, times, names, this is enough information to lock Trump up for the rest of his life, were this a criminal trial.  I think the jury would be out for about 20 minutes.  SO, everyone wants...
Jan 26 1:14am @2.2.6 "..." I'll feel exactly the same way because the House managers are opposing counsel. Not judge. And not jury. Ripping opposing counsel is normal. They're the enemy. You're trying to persuade the...
Jan 23 6:04pm @2.2 "..." Yeah. I don't know if they planned it or if they're just arrogant pricks, but the way Schiff and Nadler have assaulted the integrity of the Senate has been so over the line, it's...
Jan 23 6:01pm @5 "..." are nothing more than dates, times, and names. What Democrats do is take that ordinary information, raise their eyebrows, nod their heads, and say "harrumph!" a lot, so that you think...
Schiff Shifts To Telling Lies In Senate

Schiff Shifts To Telling Lies In Senate


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  127 comments  •  2 minutes ago
It was bad enough when Schiff lied in his personal witch hunt headquarters in the House Intelligence Committee  Chambers in the House of Representatives, in the press, and now in the Senate too, but here is the one that probably will be the most damning to his cause of all: (Link) The blowback was swift, and several awing Senators took particular umbrage to the rumor he is...
Jan 25 7:44pm @13 "..." Yeah, imagine that. They went right at the prosecutor's case on the central, relevant facts. The CNN people were actually freaked out and caught off guard by that. There really is another,...
Jan 25 1:12pm @5.1 "..." LOL. That is the damned truth!
Songs You Like To Listen To When High

Songs You Like To Listen To When High


By: JohnRussell  •  70 comments  •  12 hours ago
let's stipulate we are talking about back in the day. If your day was last week, good for you, post it.  THE LAST RIDE -  Todd Rundgren US AND THEM -  Pink Floyd FROM THE BEGINNING -  Emerson , Lake and Palmer  EVERYTHING'S COMING OUR WAY  -  Santana A TOWN CALLED PARADISE - Van Morrison
Jan 25 3:46pm @3 So much Pink Floyd back in the day. Also, lots of moody, mostly instrumental stuff. Tangerine Dream. George Winston. Jean Luc Ponty. Anything to help zone out.
What Is Your Favourite Quotation?

What Is Your Favourite Quotation?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  117 comments  •  17 minutes 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 25 1:29pm @57 Two from TJ: "I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome...
Jan 25 1:28pm @56 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and...
Second black Texas teen required by school to cut dreadlocks, according to his mom

Second black Texas teen required by school to cut dreadlocks, according to his mom


By: Larry Hampton  •  46 comments  •  2 days ago
Jan 25 1:13am @8 The people there may well be racist, but I doubt very much that policy was aimed specifically at black students. It’s not as if long hair is unique to black people. I’m white and I used to have...
Second black Texas teen told by school to cut dreadlocks, according to his mom

Second black Texas teen told by school to cut dreadlocks, according to his mom


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  48 comments  •  6 hours ago
Jan 25 1:09am @1 "..." The people there may well be racist, but I doubt very much that policy was aimed specifically at black students. It’s not as if long hair is unique to black people. I’m white and I used to...
What is "Pro-Science?"

What is "Pro-Science?"


By: Gordy327  •  223 comments  •  2 minutes 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 24 6:03pm @15.1.15 "..." Yeah, you kinda did, though I still don't get why. You keep trying to discount the many many many extant tests and years of usage, saying they miss some big picture, but you won't say what...
Jan 24 4:08pm @15.1.13 "..." Right. Cuz doctors and hospitals have been ignoring science for decades and are just winging it.  "..." No, an insanely huge majority of people use Tylenol with no problems. And even...
Jan 24 3:32pm @15.1.11 Irresponsible, hyperbolic shit like this: Is Tylenol 'By Far The Most Dangerous Drug Ever Made?' is one way that science gets a bad rap. People latch on to some small feature or a study or dram...
Jan 24 3:05pm @15.1.9 "..." There can be evidence. I never said there wasn't. But my response to the story is that there is overwhelming evidence that Tylenol is safe. "..." No; that is way understating the...
Jan 24 12:28pm @15.1.7 "..." Nope. Of course I would consider new evidence. I would also not ignore old evidence. Beyond that, I don't know what you're driving at.
Jan 23 5:56pm @15.2.7 "..." You're being paranoid. I don't care enough about "winning" these conversations with you to set about cherry picking any part of anything you have to say. I just came to comment. If that's...
Jan 23 4:27pm @15.2.5 You're getting so defensive that it's distracting from the conversation. I'm really not interested in whatever it is you're trying to do for yourself. You keep taking offense to the way your...
Jan 23 4:21pm @17.1.8 "..." The reasons matter, though, because "Evolution vs. God" isn't the only place we see the rhetoric. Plenty of people who are pro-science 6 days a week find an issue on the 7th day that makes...
Jan 23 4:14pm @15.3.5 "..." That's only if they are trying to convince someone. If that is not their goal, then they should be free to express their belief without being harassed to produce evidence. "..." The...
Jan 23 4:01pm @15.2.3 "..." I don't and I didn't say you were. "..." Then say that. You didn't say that, though. You said what you said. I can only respond to what you say. But the point remains. It is, of...
Jan 23 3:55pm @17.1.6 "..." Intelligent design? The Clockmaker Theory?
Jan 23 3:53pm @17.1.5 "..." As I explained, my reasoning is that I see a stronger bias at work. It's not about science. It's about insecurity in faith. It's the same insecurity that drives conservative cultures to...
Jan 23 3:48pm @15.3.3 "..." Then that's the language you should use. It may be limiting, but it's more accurate.  And, I think if you care about getting along with people (you don't have to, of course. that's your...
Jan 23 3:43pm @15.2.1 "..." I think what really matters is the truth. We can demonstrate a lot of things that are wrong. Heck, we do it all the time. That's why scientific findings change all the time.
Jan 23 3:41pm @15.1.4 "..." Sounds like you're saying we shouldn't put so much trust in science.
Jan 23 3:36pm @17.1.2 I don't even know that it's proper to call it anti-science. That's an assumption - a bias perhaps, that I think is wrong. It certainly hasn't been arrived at scientifically. I believe that the need...
Jan 23 3:26pm @15.3.1 "..." I would say that's too broad. "No evidence" is far too sweeping and factually inaccurate. "No evidence" is usually conflated with the idea that an appropriate well-designed scientific...
Jan 23 12:15pm @17.1 We have to be able to disagree about things without calling each other anti-science. Or anti-American, for that matter.
Jan 23 12:14pm @16.1 In the gym, we call that "bro-science."
Jan 23 12:13pm @15.1.1 There's an example of sloppy interpretation of science and the rush to act on it in today's paper. As a fan of scientific discovery myself, this kind of thing frustrates me. California considers...
Jan 23 2:01am @15 Science is simply a process for learning. It's not good or bad. It can be incredibly useful, but it's not useful for all things. Sometimes there are debates around here on certain topics that...
The left's fine statesman says we can't trust the voters

The left's fine statesman says we can't trust the voters


By: Vic Eldred  •  113 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
The man who famously lied about having evidence of Trump/Russia collusion has now told us that American voters cannot be trusted to determine the next election. Finally, it's out in the open! The man whom leftist news commentators have been swooning over all week has come right out and told us the reason for this impeachment scam. All credibility for arguments of the President trying to...
Jan 24 5:56pm @6.5.6 "..." Yes, it is, because we have several mechanisms in place for assuring and confirming the fairness and honesty of our elections. The last presidential election is the obvious example. Even...
Jan 24 12:40pm @2.1.15 "..." So, you admit that you have been blowing these "lying stats" out of proportion?
Jan 24 12:38pm @2.1.14 "..." And you don't get to undo democracy and remove every elected official who offends you.
Jan 24 12:35pm @6 "..." What an asshole. I'm sorry, but it's true. All this guy has done is attack the integrity of anyone who isn't 100% as freaked out about Donald Trump as he is. There is no reason to go around...
BREAKING: Spy Court Admits FISA Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’

BREAKING: Spy Court Admits FISA Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’


Via: Vic Eldred  •  53 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
Authority granted to the federal government to secretly wiretap and spy on former Trump affiliate Carter Page was “not valid,” the nation’s top spy court  noted in a secret ruling  penned earlier this month. The order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which was created and authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), was initially signed and issued...
Jan 24 3:46pm @6 "..." Unlawful even? Imagine that! And probably very little will happen as a result. Maybe some procedures will get changed, or regulations rewritten. I expect and hope for no more than that and...
Jan 24 3:37pm @4.6 "..." What's the matter? We can't talk about more than one thing during the day? "..." Who's saying that? "..." Maybe they're coming. Or maybe all that's really needed is adjustment to...
CNN's Joe Lockhart slammed for bogus tweet on 'overheard convo' between GOP senators

CNN's Joe Lockhart slammed for bogus tweet on 'overheard convo' between GOP senators


Via: KDMichigan  •  14 comments  •  2 days ago
CNN contributor Joe Lockhart remains unapologetic for a now-viral tweet about an overheard conversation between two Republican senators that he now claims was satire. Mr. Lockhart, a former White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, tweeted Wednesday during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump: “Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News....
Jan 23 6:46pm @4 Has this Joe Lockhart ever been to Russia or had Russian dressing on his salad? If so, he might be interfering in an election with this fake news he's putting out. Someone should investigate.
The White House doubles down on its dumbest impeachment defense

The White House doubles down on its dumbest impeachment defense


Via: JohnRussell  •  52 comments  •  19 hours ago
The White House doubles down on its dumbest impeachment defense JANUARY 20, 2020 (Ana Ramirez/Austin American-Statesman via AP) Watching the White House put together its defense of President Trump in the impeachment trial that begins this week, one has to ask: Are they even trying? After the Democratic House managers released   a 111-page indictment   providing copious...
Jan 23 4:35pm @3.1.8 "..." Before you happened by, the exchange was about an analysis of hypothetical examples of how a president could be impeached for things that aren't violations of statute. Since neither John...
Jan 23 1:09pm @3.1.6 Ah, someone else wants to change the subject. Ok. "..." Actually he does have broad discretion as to how and when precisely the assistance is distributed. "..." He hasn't taken anything. You...
Jan 23 11:49am @6.1.3 Nope. No one's afraid. It's just boring and stupid. Plus, there are other things happening in the world.
Jan 22 7:51pm @6.1.1 "..." Does it really take balls to show it? Sounds more like an entertainment decision for the audience. Most of these speeches are so boring, I wouldn't blame them for putting it in the corner.
Jan 22 6:39pm @3.1.4 "..." What one? Your change of subject? Your movement of goalposts? Delude yourself. It won't work on me.
Jan 22 4:47pm @3.1.2 "..." No it doesn't. It's not his to "give." Instead, it describes an invasion and cooperation with that invasion. That's treason. Remember, that the premise is that these are impeachable things...
Jan 22 3:47pm @3 "..." So many people are so full of their own opinion that they just assume everyone else would agree with them. It's pretty arrogant, and it's usually untrue. Looking at these three examples:...
Jan 22 3:28pm @2 "..." Really? How would you know? I don't normally go down this road, but since the author brought it up, I think this is a weird accusation for someone who didn't go to law school. "..."...
The Impeachment Trial Briefs Are In, And The Winner Is…

The Impeachment Trial Briefs Are In, And The Winner Is…


Via: Just Jim NC TttH  •  95 comments  •  3 days ago
It seems the Democrats may have a hole in their basket and a lot of all those eggs they put in there fell out.
Jan 23 4:24pm @4.3.7 "..." Cuz you know I already took the best one.
Jan 23 11:40am @4.3.3 "..." "..." Nope. Read the whole statement before trying to rebut it. I'll highlight the important part. "..." Previous impeachment efforts weren't continuous and random, finally...
Jan 23 1:23am @6.3 "..." You might be thinking of Bill Barr.
Jan 23 1:21am @4.3 "..." In the abstract, I would say that's possible, sure. But being able to cite a specific statute would sure help. Unless you tie it to some established law with specific elements, then you...
Jan 23 1:04am @1.1.5 "..." And? So what?
Jan 22 8:02pm @10 "..." You know that when they're coming at you with you stuff like this, they really have nothing to say. I lost track of how many times I heard "no one is above the law" last night. Ok, but so...
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  •  yesterday
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 23 3:03pm @1.1.82 "..." She said, with complete lack of self-awareness.
Jan 23 1:06pm @1.1.69 "..." If only . . . 
Jan 23 12:49pm @9 As we saw with Trinity, if the school is just doing what other schools do, there shouldn't be discrimination.  We're still going to end up in court until the end of time on this stuff, because...
Jan 23 12:45pm @1.1.57 "..." You already do. That's how public school works. Your complaint seems to be with what might be taught in the school. I think you might be surprised to find that there would be things taught...
Young Americans Want Trump Gone

Young Americans Want Trump Gone


By: JohnRussell  •  112 comments  •  7 hours 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 3:02pm @9.1.7 I am truly scratching my head on this one. JBB is freaking out over something that isn't even close to anything I said.
Jan 23 1:12pm @9.1.4 "..." WTF are you talking about???? I never made any claims about the American electorate's diversity, age, or political persuasion. Never. Not once. You are hallucinating or you have me confused...
Jan 23 1:00pm @9.1.2 "..." Of what? What are you talking about? I haven't said anything that would remotely prompt the need for scholarly research. "..." Even if true, I don't see the point you are trying to...
Jan 23 12:32pm @9 Legal opinions from the PewDiePie generation. Super.
Jan 23 12:29pm @1.2 "..." That's ok, though! He's not being impeached for doing something illegal. I've heard that over and over. He's being impeached for "abuse of power." 
Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comments

Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comments


Via: Vic Eldred  •  142 comments  •  5 days ago  •  LOCKED
Rep.  Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) is suing  Hillary Clinton  for defamation over the former secretary of state's remarks on a podcast characterizing the Democratic presidential candidate as a Russian asset. Gabbard filed the defamation lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Gabbard’s lawyers allege that Clinton’s comments have...
Jan 22 7:47pm @6.3.2 "..." How is any of that either 1) her fault or 2) relevant to her deserving respect today?
Jan 22 7:38pm @6.3 "..." Uh. So? "..." Boy you will say anything about someone who's not 100% on board with you politically, huh? Religious cult?
Jan 22 3:04pm @1.1.34 "If the nesting doll fits" is a clearly Russian spin on "if the shoe fits." You don't understand that idiom, eh? OK, back to school time, I guess. From Merriam-Webster (famous publisher of...
Jan 22 12:39pm @13.2 Hillary’s spokesman confirmed it at the time.
Jan 22 12:36pm @1.1.10 They don’t seem to be denying it real hard. Hillary’s spokesman confirmed it at the time. Tulsi Gabbard files $50 million defamation suit against Hillary Clinton over "Russian asset" comment "..."
Jan 22 10:57am @9.1 Next, it’ll be that she lost the 2016 election because of something Tulsi Gabbard did.
Jan 22 10:51am @3.2.2 We’re all just giddy with excitement because we can’t wait for you to bring out your “truth” that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset. 
Jan 22 10:30am @8 It’s about time someone started pushing back on this crap. Gabbard has done nothing to deserve that kind of accusation. If the other candidates had a little more integrity, they would have said...
Jan 22 10:28am @6.1.3 "..." Yes, you’d call her whatever Hillary told you call her. Clearly.
Jan 22 10:25am @3.2 Truth is a defense to a defamation charge, but you have to actually supply some. Just calling it “truth” doesn’t make it so.
It’s Senate Republicans Who Are On Trial

It’s Senate Republicans Who Are On Trial


Via: JohnRussell  •  68 comments  •  3 days ago
You’ve probably now read about Mitch McConnell’s cover-up plan for a Senate impeachment trial. It’s outrageous and Democrats should fight it tooth and nail. But this is an important moment to remember just who is on trial. President Trump is obviously guilty. The President’s trial briefs concede as much – stating baldly the none of the alleged offenses are impeachable even if proven. It’s...
Jan 22 7:42pm @3.1.16 "..." That's unlikely. The Supreme Court has a pretty solid history of getting through this type of case quickly.
Jan 21 12:10pm @6 So, what I get from reading this is that this impeachment is not about the president or justice. It's about attacking the integrity of the Senate so Democrats can take it back in November. This is...
GOP Governor Candidate: Planned Parenthood Aims To ‘Destroy The Entire Black Race’

GOP Governor Candidate: Planned Parenthood Aims To ‘Destroy The Entire Black Race’


Via: Tessylo  •  25 comments  •  5 days ago
U.S. GOP Governor Candidate: Planned Parenthood Aims To ‘Destroy The Entire Black Race’ Alanna Vagianos January 21, 2020, 7:59 PM EST North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R), who’s running for governor in this year’s elections, used an event honoring   Martin Luther King Jr . on Monday to accuse   Planned...
Jan 22 12:22pm @3.2.1 501c3s make money too. They just don’t pay it out to private investors.
Jan 22 12:21pm @3.1.3 "..." Of course they are. It’s just that their profits aren’t going to private investors. The business still seeks to expand and grow itself. Professional employees are still as well paid as they...
Jan 22 11:43am @3.1.1 "..." The percentage is not really the point. They are the number one provider of abortions in the country. That’s a big draw, business wise. Their other services are readily found elsewhere.
Jan 22 10:37am @3 "..." I doubt very much they’re thinking is that complicated these days. It’s a business. They’re trying to make money. I would imagine it probably helps the bottom line that they offer a...
Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents show

Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents show


Via: Vic Eldred  •  5 comments  •  5 days ago  •  LOCKED
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff appears to have mischaracterized a text message exchange between two players in the Ukraine saga, according to documents obtained by POLITICO — a possible error the GOP will likely criticize as   another example of the Democrats’ rushed effort to impeach President Donald Trump. The issue arose when Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Judiciary...
Jan 22 10:55am @3 If he had a real case, he wouldn’t have to keep summarizing, characterizing, and explaining his “evidence” in his own words. It would be able to speak for itself. But since it can’t, it has to...
Barr Once Contradicted Trump's Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable

Barr Once Contradicted Trump's Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable


Via: Tessylo  •  10 comments  •  5 days ago
The New York Times Barr Once Contradicted Trump's Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable Charlie Savage January 22, 2020, 8:06 AM EST Attorney General William Barr at the Department of Justice in Washington, Jan. 13, 2020. (Calla Kessler/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — Scholars have roundly rejected a...
Jan 22 10:48am @5.1 You just have to believe in it hard enough.
Jan 22 10:47am @3.1.1 I rolled my eyes at that one myself. Not just because it was so unbelievable and extreme, but it wasn’t connected to anything else he was saying.
Next Step After The Impeachment Trial May Be An Expungement And Having The Impeachment Stricken From The Record

Next Step After The Impeachment Trial May Be An Expungement And Having The Impeachment Stricken From The Record


By: Citizen Kane-473667  •  368 comments  •  3 hours ago
It is almost a foregone conclusion that the Senate will acquit Trump of the Impeachment handed down by the House, and well it should considering the entire thing has been based on hearsay evidence and "feelings". I certainly wouldn't want a Justice System to decide an individuals freedom, or lack thereof, to be based simply on rumors and impressions of what people who don't like me want to...
Jan 22 10:21am @1.4.5 "..." ? The whole thing is on TV.
Jan 19 3:14pm @11 "..." What for? Is he worried about getting a license to carry a firearm or something? "..." No, you couldn't. Convictions are expunged. Impeachment is not a conviction. The closest analogy...
Deputies: Worker fatally stabs Trump-loving boss in fight

Deputies: Worker fatally stabs Trump-loving boss in fight


Via: JohnRussell  •  25 comments  •  5 days ago
A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies in Florida said Tuesday. Mason Toney, 28, was charged with first-degree murder for the killing of William Knight on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange...
Jan 22 1:39am @3.1.1 Sure, but it sounds terribly painful. Nothing like being “stabbed” with a giant, blunt blade. **shudder**
Jan 21 6:54pm @3 "..." With a TROWEL? Dude!
CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office

CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office


Via: JohnRussell  •  128 comments  •  17 minutes ago
The new poll also finds majorities of Americans view each of the charges on which Trump will face trial as true: 58% say Trump abused the power of the presidency to obtain an improper personal political benefit and 57% say it is true that he obstructed the House of Representatives in its impeachment inquiry. (CNN)About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict...
Jan 22 1:38am @8.3.5 You got your answer. It didn’t match some preconception you had, so you’re mad.  Oh well!
Jan 22 12:17am @8.3.3 all over
Jan 21 6:47pm @8.3.1 I sure as shit don’t get my information from CNN. I’d rather swallow broken glass.
Jan 21 11:55am @8 CNN spends every minute of the day telling America that Trump should be impeached. CNN conducts poll asking people if Trump should be impeached and a majority of respondents say yes. Big surprise....
When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried

When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried


Via: Ender  •  61 comments  •  6 days ago
Jan 21 10:28pm @4.1.1 It’s not tied to an assessment of anything. It’s just thrown out there. Why? Probably so the reader can more readily judge them as racially motivated, i.e. racist, or just backward-thinking because...
Jan 21 7:13pm @4 I guess it wasn’t possible to write a political analysis of Wyoming without smearing the people who live there. I don’t agree with everything the Republicans in Wyoming stand for, but was this...
Feds blame Bill de Blasio for murder, sex assault of 92-year-old woman

Feds blame Bill de Blasio for murder, sex assault of 92-year-old woman


Via: gooseisgone  •  15 comments  •  3 days ago
Jan 21 6:48pm @2.3 Wow that was super important. It’s a typo. Follow the link. It says “woman” with an “a.” Feel better now? More importantly, the title has been corrected to match the seed now, SP
The debasement of the US Senate

The debasement of the US Senate


By: Vic Eldred  •  118 comments  •  6 days ago  •  LOCKED
Chuck Schumer is clamoring for witnesses, documents and in reality a rolling investigation. For weeks Schumer has been in front of news cameras complaining about how the US Senate may conduct the trial of the President. After a one-sided partisan process in the House, democrats are worried that their rush to impeachment will be quickly dismissed in the Senate. Therefore the circus is now being...
Jan 21 6:44pm @8.2.13 "..." No, you don’t. All you have is fantasy.
Jan 21 6:42pm @5.1.13 Everything you just wrote is bullshit.
Jan 21 6:42pm @5.1.12 That is 100% your own speculation. None of it is factual evidence and nothing upon which we should remove the leader of the country from his position. The idea that anyone would want to make such a...
Jan 21 12:52pm @5.1.8 "..." That is the very definition of hearsay. An out of court statement made to prove the truth of the matter asserted. He has no business testifying about what other people "know." Rather, let...
Jan 21 12:22pm @5.1.6 "..." The people who testified in the House did not have firsthand, personal knowledge of the things they testified about. That would never be allowed in a real court hearing. There is ample...
Jan 21 12:12pm @8.2.1 "..." Trying to pretend that it was a 'real' investigation is obtuse and clear BS
Jan 21 11:58am @5.1.4 "..." Why do you say something so obviously silly? "..." I don't care if it's 10,000 pages long. 10,000 pages of bullshit is still bullshit. "..." By that, I mean that Schumer thinks that...
Jan 21 11:44am @5.1 It's the "keep screaming at the sky" strategy.
Jan 21 11:42am @8 Past presidents have faced impeachments after long and thorough investigations. There was such an investigation of Trump, but after two years, the Democrats looked at it and still couldn't justify...
Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally

Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally


Via: KDMichigan  •  17 comments  •  5 days ago
U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today. Reporters expressed their grief and condolences as the violence they hyped has so far failed to materialize. "Nobody has so much as fired a shot. This is an unbelievable tragedy," said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter, clearly caught up in the...
Jan 20 7:11pm @4 It's really not even satire. Virginia declares emergency as tensions escalate over gun-rights rally "..." Nets Join Dems in Painting Gun Rights Advocates as Violent Terrorists "..."...
Security measures heightened as thousands head to Richmond for large gun rights rally

Security measures heightened as thousands head to Richmond for large gun rights rally


Via: Vic Eldred  •  129 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
RICHMOND, Va. — Stacks of chain-link fencing, white-covered tents and rows of metal detectors were in place Sunday night around  Virginia's  Capitol in Richmond, ahead of Monday's widely publicized  gun rights rally. Thousands of people from across the country are expected to attend the demonstration demanding  state Democrats  drop a push for  comprehensive gun control  in the...
Jan 20 5:52pm @9.3.2 "..." It's meaningless, though, if you can't acknowledge that they all do it.
Jan 20 2:46pm @9.3 "..." How about if a red state banned abortion except for one day a month, in one store, from midnight to 3am....on Wednesday.  Would that be a violation in any way? I’m fine with some...
Jan 20 2:40pm @1.6 "..." It’s nice to see people standing up for actual rights for actual citizens instead of inventing rights for people who shouldn’t even be here in the first place.
Jan 20 2:36pm @7.1.22 Why not let people have some options? Shotguns tend to kick pretty hard - prohibitively so, for a lot of people. Hunting rifles can be very long and hard to manipulate in a home. AR-type weapons...
Here’s the Perfect Way to Stop Putin from Hacking Our Democracy in 2020

Here’s the Perfect Way to Stop Putin from Hacking Our Democracy in 2020


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  37 comments  •  5 days ago
Nancy Pelosi is an idiot. It was Clinton and Obama who collided with Russia.  Secure voter ID is needed to assure against foreign interference in our elections
Jan 20 2:17pm @4.1.3 "..." Agreed. I didn’t say anything about “exposing” speech. I said “controlling” speech. If you want to point at Russian ads or Twitter posts and say “everybody look at what those dicks are up...
Jan 19 5:26pm @4.1.1 It depends on what the reactions and proposed remedies are. If it’s limited to an opinion that speech is wrong or untruthful, I think that’s fine. We cross a line when we start talking about...
Jan 19 2:53pm @4 "..." Nothing. We're talking about speech. Is that speech a lot of fake news and propaganda? Sure. But it's still speech. That kind of thing can come from Russians or it can come from Americans....
The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action  ,  Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance.

The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action , Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance.


Via: JohnRussell  •  129 comments  •  one week ago
The Troll Presidency Takes Another Pointlessly Cruel Action Trump has turned the U.S. government into a cult of grievance. The Trump Administration decided to roll back the amount of fruits and vegetables given to school children. This is obviously terrible, so why do it? Well, because it was a Michelle Obama initiative, that’s why. Why do it now? It was Michelle...
Jan 20 2:27am @5.1.51 Government influence is easy enough to find. The track record is not great, as evidenced by the continual revisionism in the effort. The Evolution of the Food Pyramid Did the government’s...
Jan 19 10:37pm @5.1.46 They’re wasting their own resources, then. Not someone else’s.
Jan 19 10:36pm @5.1.45 "..." I didn’t say that either. You want to force them to eat what you want them to eat. You don’t know what will be most healthy for any particular kid. If a kid gets nothing but veggies at...
Jan 19 9:49pm @5.1.38 "..." Because that's the only other possible option? It's your way or the apocalypse? This is why people can't talk about things anymore.
Jan 19 9:44pm @5.1.35 Then just make the food available. That's all I'm saying. It's frankly stupid to shove an apple into a kid's hand if he's just going to throw it away. Leave it out for him. If he wants it, he can...
Jan 19 9:42pm @5.1.34 "..." No, the government has been trying to tell people what to eat for decades. And the story keeps changing. They have made several errors that have led people to consume large quantities of...
Jan 19 9:38pm @5.1.32 So, then you do want to force kids to eat the fruits and veggies. Or go hungry.
Jan 19 7:31pm @5.1.27 "..." Where exactly did someone propose more fried foods?
Jan 19 7:25pm @5.1.26 "..." That doesn’t make sense and has no connection to anything I said. Here’s a quick bit of food for your thought.  Question #1: Is youth nutrition and dietary health today better or worse...
Jan 19 7:21pm @5.1.22 "..." I never said more fried foods should be made available. Please stop making stuff up. "..." It’s possible. Government has convinced people that fat is bad for them when it’s actually a...
Jan 19 7:16pm @5.1.20 "..." Never said it was. It just forces him to take it even though he’s going to throw it in the trash. And the self-righteous government types can pat themselves on the back for fixing the...
Jan 19 3:35pm @5.1.6 "..." That's great. People who know how to teach math and writing or people who know how to run a facility. Super. They don't know anything about the nutritional needs of a particular child. They...
Jan 19 3:25pm @5.1.4 "..." They have adults in their lives. Parents.
Jan 19 3:23pm @5.2.1 "..." Why does the food at school need to come in the form of a "well-balanced meal?" What does that even mean? What makes you think a person needs to eat a fruit or a vegetable every time they...
Jan 19 3:17pm @5.1.2 So maybe there's a middle ground where the government supplies less veggies and the kids who actually want them can take them.
Jan 19 2:58pm @5 "..." It's obvious? How so? We have lots of evidence that kids throw the fruits and vegetables into the garbage.
Historians of Christian nationalism are alarmed by its appearance in American pulpits

Historians of Christian nationalism are alarmed by its appearance in American pulpits


Via: Larry Hampton  •  39 comments  •  6 days ago
Jan 19 10:49pm @4 Why are we relitigating Charlottesville? You have to be willfully ignorant to keep trying to tie Trump to White Nationalism. He has condemned it more times than any white elected official I can...
In defense of Christian nationalism

In defense of Christian nationalism


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  25 comments  •  one week ago
America was founded by a Christian people who created a secular government based on Christian principles and a belief in a creator God who authored our human rights.  
Jan 19 6:53pm @5 Whoever wields power should be moral so that justice and compassion may prevail. So if power is concentrated in a dictator or king, I would want a moral leader. If it is concentrated in the people,...
GAO says Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid

GAO says Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid


Via: Tessylo  •  142 comments  •  5 days ago
GAO says Trump administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid By  Tyler Olson  | Fox News Nancy Pelosi says Trump will be ‘impeached forever’ Fox News’ Kevin Corke reports on the latest news on the Trump impeachment battle. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a legal opinion on Thursday...
Jan 19 1:35am @7.3.4 "..." [deleted]
Jan 19 1:33am @9.1.9 Uh huh. Are you looking for fish?
Jan 18 7:30pm @9.1.7 "..." Nope. Haven't demanded anything from you. Could not care less. Just invited you to flesh out your own point. If you don't want you, I'm sure we'll all be happier for one less post of nonsense.
Jan 18 11:41am @9.1.5 "..." That’s an opinion, not a claim. So, it doesn’t require “proof.” Go sea lion someone else.
Jan 18 12:07am @9.1.3 "..." Dip into your bag of clichés for a different one. I didn’t make a claim.  Meanwhile, you want me to differentiate this event from previous ones, making the implicit claim that there is an...
Jan 17 3:30pm @9.1.1 Hey if you think there’s a case to be made, go for it. List the historical opinions and show how they are different from the current one and provide a legal analysis as to why those differences are...
Jan 17 2:44pm @9 "..." Yeah. They have a long and embarrassing record of doing that. No one ever thought their opinion was grounds for impeachment until Trump.
Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'

Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  32 comments  •  one week ago
The whole democrat impeachment of our great President Trump is an illegitimate unconstitutional farce.  There is nothing valid about the charges or the way they were reached.  Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Gerold Nadler are incompetents.
Jan 18 7:43pm @2 If I was going to attack the process of impeachment itself, I don't think the due process argument works. Instead, I would be inclined to argue that the House was not acting in "good faith" and...
'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  76 comments  •  4 days ago
Jan 18 11:36am @4 "..." That argument just defies good sense. If the state has the authority to make a rule, they have the power to enforce it. Otherwise, the ability to make a rule is meaningless. "..." Being...
11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases

11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases


Via: Krishna  •  19 comments  •  one week ago
U.S. Soldiers stand at a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday, in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed atop Iranian commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose killing raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.  (Photo: Qassim Abdul-Zahra, AP)...
Jan 17 3:35pm @5 I’m just kind of amazed that Iraq tolerates any other power - US or Iran - lobbing missiles and bombs into their country. Can you imagine how we would react if Mexico or Canada fired into our...
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 3:19pm @8 On the other hand, there is research that shows that a single drink a day might be good for you. Not to mention some anecdotal evidence. 105-Year-Old Says Whiskey Is the Secret to His Longevity...
The Fall of a Media Icon

The Fall of a Media Icon


By: Vic Eldred  •  137 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Once upon a time there was a lawyer who represented a porn star. He became a media darling not because he representing a porn star, but because he was representing her in a case against a President the media despised. In the case of the porn star he sought to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement involving the President. I never understood how one can simply violate an agreement in which the...
Jan 17 3:05pm @2.3 "..." CNN, MSNBC Have Given Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti $175 Million in Earned Media "..." 108 appearances. In only two months. There aren’t even 108 days in two months! Worth $175...
CNN's Brian Stelter lampooned on social media over documentary announcement

CNN's Brian Stelter lampooned on social media over documentary announcement


Via: KDMichigan  •  23 comments  •  one week ago
CNN’s critics had fun with the network’s in-house media reporter Brian Stelter on Wednesday when he promoted an upcoming documentary about “disinformation and the cost of fake news” on the heels of the liberal network settling a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann amid various other controversies. “HBO just announced something...
Jan 16 6:12pm @2.1.1 "..." An hour of informercials would be more informative and entertaining than anything Stelter does. Maybe they could get permission to show SpongeBob Squarepants. I'm pretty sure Patrick...
Jan 16 5:54pm @2 Stelter is horrible. Why does CNN keep him on the air?
 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 16 6:04pm @2.1.3 Your chart is irrelevant. No one said illegal aliens commit more crime. The point is that we can prevent 100% of illegal alien crime simply by not having them loose in the country. The illegal...
US, China sign historic phase one trade deal

US, China sign historic phase one trade deal


Via: Vic Eldred  •  22 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
President Trump  signed a landmark trade agreement with China, heralding a period of detente in a  trade war  between the world's two largest economies fueled by decades of complaints that Beijing was manipulating its currency and stealing trade secrets from American firms. The pact, detailed in a 94-page document, is only the initial phase of a broader deal that Trump has said may...
Jan 15 8:55pm @1.1 "..." I feel like it was the top priority for Trump. He has been complaining about China for years. I think if there was one single issue driving him to run for office, it was this one.
Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating

Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating


Via: JohnRussell  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Houston Astros should have been stripped of World Series title for cheating The penalty was harsh and yet it was not harsh enough. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred made an emphatic statement Monday when he shook his entire sport by handing down one-year suspensions to...
Jan 15 8:43pm @5.2 "..." They have a union. Any time there is disciplinary action against a player, there is an appeal process, sometimes they end up in court and the crap can go on for a long time. Now multiply...
Jan 15 8:42pm @7.2 It's stolen valor.
Jan 13 9:34pm @3 If they had any integrity at all, the Astros would relinquish the title. I’m not saying give it to the Dodgers. We just won’t have a winner for that year. What a disgrace!
Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana


Via: Larry Hampton  •  52 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 15 12:43am @1.1.24 "..." You have your own crutches, I'm sure. You probably just don't realize it. Don't get the idea that you're better than others because you aren't doing what they do. Their life is not yours...
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 14 8:57pm @2.2.5 "..." Is it my business? Is it yours?
Jan 14 8:56pm @2.2.4 I don't know if I should answer considering my comment was deleted (for reasons not obvious to me).
Jan 14 4:29pm @2.2.2 [deleted]
Jan 14 1:12am @2 None of these things are absolute truths, but people do get pissed when others judge them. I think that’s human nature. This is true of just about anyone. It can be hard to be your own person and...
Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report

Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report


Via: Tessylo  •  128 comments  •  one week 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 14 1:03am @6.2.11 Everyone cares what you think. Oh wait . . . 
Jan 13 12:25am @6.2.1 "..." You're always counting the lies as if that were the most important thing. But he lies about things like crowd sizes, golf scores, and who he's sleeping with. She lies about things like...
Jan 11 1:34pm @4.2.14 "..." Should there be any? That’s the real question. There is plenty, though, and it has been coming from Hillary, the Democrats, and the media for 25 years. It’s not that hard to find. Just look...
Jan 11 2:19am @4.1.3
Jan 10 6:51pm @4.2.10 "..." I didn’t say anything about her claiming it, though she has - even if she hasn’t used the actual word. So have all of her supporters, including those in the media and the FBI. Hillary...
Jan 10 5:57pm @4.2.8 "..." From what I have been hearing for the last several months, unless something says the words “Hillary is exonerated” then she’s probably still guilty of something. That’s certainly what they...
Jan 10 5:21pm @4.2.6 "..." I'm not a fan of his particularly, but I actually don't care very much about his foundation. I also don't care about Hillary's. These things just don't impact my life and I know that in...
Jan 10 2:11pm @4.2.3 Oh come on. It's so much fun. People could just laugh or shake their heads and walk away, but they aren't, so this must be reaaalllly important.
Jan 10 2:09pm @4.2.1 Simple question. Does this report exonerate her or not?
Jan 10 2:08pm @4.1.1 The report does not exonerate her. True or false?
Jan 10 12:10pm @4 But it doesn't say she's exonerated, right? If it doesn't say she's exonerated, it must mean she's guilty. Of something. I learned this from Democrats, so I know it's true.
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 13 4:34pm @5.3.1 Would you consider it ethical for a doctor to "sell" someone on an expensive, risky, invasive procedure (not to mention possibly morally troubling) when a simple lifestyle change would solve their...
Jan 13 12:41pm @5.1.5 Then there is no reason for you to respond. Have a nice day.
Jan 13 12:09pm @5.1.3 I said, "Assuming this account to be true" so that we could talk about it without getting into a pointless slap fight about whether or not it is true. The point is to talk about the content. 
Jan 13 12:43am @5 "..." Assuming this account to be true, shouldn't we have a problem with this? I hear all the time that nobody is "pro-abortion" but this kind of makes it sound like Planned Parenthood is...
Spy Court Picks FISA Abuse Denier To Tackle FISA Abuse

Spy Court Picks FISA Abuse Denier To Tackle FISA Abuse


Via: Vic Eldred  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The nation’s top spy court appointed an Obama-era Justice Department official who has denied and downplayed FBI surveillance abuse to assess the FBI’s response to a scathing new report cataloguing problems with how the agency secured authority to spy on a Donald Trump campaign affiliate. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) presiding Judge James Boasberg   appointed David Kris...
Jan 13 2:47pm @2 "..." (glances at top sheet of proposed changes) "Yeah, this is fine."
Cory Booker Moved To Tears During Participation Trophy Acceptance Speech

Cory Booker Moved To Tears During Participation Trophy Acceptance Speech


Via: KDMichigan  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
NEWARK, NJ—After accepting his resignation from the 2020 presidential race, the Democratic National Committee awarded its coveted Participation Trophy to Senator Cory Booker for all of his fine work on his brief campaign.   "This is a big deal," said DNC chairperson Tom Perez. "Not every candidate gets one of these. Well, actually they do, but not all at the same time, so that makes it...
Jan 13 2:02pm @7 He was better before the Senate. Joining Congress seems to make a lot of these people partisan, petty, and pathetic. It's like joining the Dark Side. There's a reason that as bad as the president's...
The Stars may be aligned for Bloomberg

The Stars may be aligned for Bloomberg


By: Vic Eldred  •  31 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The Iowa Caucus is only 3 weeks away. The democratic party is still torn between the moderate elements who seek somebody who can beat Donald Trump and the more radical wing which simply wants to vote for those candidates who share their world view. It's an old story for the party. Moderate democrats force themselves to be pragmatic and the extremists simply vote for those whom they fall in...
Jan 13 12:13pm @5.1.1 "..." If that's the choice as America perceives it, that might be his ticket to winning. If he can sell voters on the idea that he's Trump, only better, smarter, or even just nicer, he could win...
Jan 13 12:32am @5 I can't disagree with this. I think Bloomberg has an excellent shot. "..." Notwithstanding his strong showing in several polls, he has no shot. I'm sure he's a lovely man, and he may do very...
Trump moves to overhaul the National Environmental Policy Act

Trump moves to overhaul the National Environmental Policy Act


Via: Ender  •  37 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 12 6:11pm @6.1.3 "..." I don't think so. My mind is open to the potential of it. If we can find a way to ease the burden on private enterprise without recklessly endangering the environment, I think that's a good...
Jan 12 5:16pm @6.1.1 "..." I don't understand that logic. Aren't some regulations literally designed to limit or stop certain kinds of growth? And if they aren't accomplishing that goal, then they're useless, aren't...
Jan 12 3:37pm @6 "..." Would it? How do they know? What are they talking about? All wildlife? How much more CO2? Enough that it matters? We need to move past the extremism of "all regulations are good and should...
10 Most Beautiful Movies Ever Made

10 Most Beautiful Movies Ever Made


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 12 11:52am @3 This list needs Hero and Samsara. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_USDk5jaGek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCkEILshUyU
Equal Rights Amendment failed to meet deadline, too late to ratify: Justice Department

Equal Rights Amendment failed to meet deadline, too late to ratify: Justice Department


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  7 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The original ERA as written and sent for ratification is dead.  It missed its deadline and extension.  It is time for its advocates to start over from scratch.  
Jan 11 3:35pm @3.1 I think it would do less than people imagine. If people think it would somehow legalize unlimited abortion everywhere, they’re mistaken. It’s also not going to force churches to start performing...
Jan 11 3:00pm @1.1 "..." I don’t see how. The amendment called for equal rights under the law, not in religious belief or practice. Still, if you have a problem with equal rights in church, I think you need to...
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 11 2:23am @2.1.28 We can't have nice things anymore because . . . dog whistles!
Jan 07 12:15pm @2.1.24 "..." I prefer to think of myself as a chick magnet.
Jan 06 9:33pm @2.1.21 "..." I'm starting to think a cheese sandwich could be called a "dog whistle."
Jan 06 9:30pm @6 "..." I know I'm going to get yelled at for this but . . . so what? The magazine, on the other hand, got me smh. But whatever, I guess that's politics now. People will do what they do. Hey, it's...
Jan 06 9:27pm @2.1.20 "..." Says who?
R.I.P. Neil Peart

R.I.P. Neil Peart


By: GregTx  •  22 comments  •  2 weeks ago
One of the greatest, if not  the  greatest of all time.
Jan 10 7:39pm @1 Maybe the best rock drummer of all time. He had brain cancer.
Dems rush to implicate Trump for plane crash linked to Iran missile strike

Dems rush to implicate Trump for plane crash linked to Iran missile strike


Via: KDMichigan  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Democrats suggest Trump bears responsibility for Ukraine airliner shot down by Iran In the wake of claims that an errant missile fired by Iran brought down a passenger jet earlier this week, some Democrats and media voices have appeared to make the case that President Trump at least shares in the blame for the death of 176 civilians. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., pointedly laid the blame...
Jan 10 6:15pm @4 "..." Yeah, so don’t let anyone tell you the AP isn’t partisan. It clearly is. "..." This is the problem. This is why we can’t talk about things. If he tries to make peace with someone, he’s...
Pelosi must climb down

Pelosi must climb down


By: Vic Eldred  •  70 comments  •  2 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 5:16pm @11.1 I'll believe it when it actually happens.
Jan 10 5:15pm @9.1.5 "..." It's all true. You know how we know this? Chuck Schumer said the very same thing in 1998/99. Schumer said in 1999 Senate wasn't like a jury box and was 'susceptible to the whims of...
Jan 10 12:07pm @9 I'm a fan of our system and even though it takes a long time to get anything done, and it doesn't always get it right (IMO), I am generally content to let the system do its thing. That means...
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  •  2 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 3:40pm @7.3.10 "..." Is America's top general a terrorist?
Jan 10 3:38pm @5.1.20 I'm thinking that when they engage in kidnapping, rape, and murder, they forfeit their right to protect their assets under "international law." For me, kidnapping, rape, and murder are violations...
Jan 10 2:03pm @5.1.15 "..." Why is that important? We confiscate money and private property from drug dealers and other criminals all the time. We don't give it back to them when we let them out of jail. Why should we...
Jan 10 2:00pm @7.3.3 She's just upset because we killed that sweet old man who never did no harm to no one, and was only in Iraq to share his grandma's Koloocheh recipe.
Jan 10 1:04pm @7.3.1
Jan 10 12:08pm @7.1.1 "..." From the seat of my pants. Wanna feel?
Jan 10 11:59am @7 People believe what the news media tells them to believe. Considering the way they freak out over everything Trump does - from foreign policy to the way he eats pizza - it's not surprising that a...
Jan 10 11:56am @1.3 You could probably also take comfort in the fact that Iran is a lot less scary than you have been led to believe. They're definitely a menace in their little corner of the world, but beyond that,...
Woman claims she predicted Harry and Meghan Markle splitting from royal family by reading asparagus spears

Woman claims she predicted Harry and Meghan Markle splitting from royal family by reading asparagus spears


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  29 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jan 10 12:14pm @2.1 "..." This is a thing I could never get into: the whole melted cheese on vegetables thing. And I love cheese. 
Jan 10 12:13pm @4 "..." she also added, "it makes my pee smell funny,"
Republican Disinformation (Again)

Republican Disinformation (Again)


By: al Jizzerror  •  106 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Republicans, led by their fearless leader Donald Trump are always yelling about "fake news".  To them, any news they don't like is labelled "fake" even when it's 100% accurate.  So one would think that Republicans would never publish "fake news" themselves. Well, one would be wrong to believe that.  Trump has spent millions of dollars on FaceBook ads that are outrageous lies.  Here is...
Jan 10 11:52am @12.3.11 "..." They are pretty awesome tires.
Jan 09 4:25pm @12.3.6 I've never taken it to Moab. That would be a fun trip. It's been all over Death Valley, though. I took that thing down Lippincott Road once and yeah, we did come close to going over the cliff. They...
Jan 09 4:16pm @12.3.5 You guys are cracking me up with the analysis. All I can say is sometimes life is complicated and so am I. Other times, we're both simple.
Jan 09 12:05pm @12.4.1 Right. I don't expect a disclaimer for a thing like that. Nobody with any sense thinks a dog is getting the CMOH. Surprisingly (to me), though, some people in the media felt it necessary to...
Jan 08 1:10pm @12 "..." That's not a valid defense. That's like lying and later saying "I never said I wasn't lying." Anyone looking at the picture would assume it was a real photo. In this situation, you should...
23% Of Americans Can Identify Iran On A World Map

23% Of Americans Can Identify Iran On A World Map


Via: JohnRussell  •  30 comments  •  2 weeks ago
https://twitter.com/jpiacenza/status/1214897511414013954/photo/1
Jan 10 1:04am @6.1.3 "..." Yes. Absolutely. Because I have it on good authority that size doesn't matter.
Jan 10 12:02am @6 That's honestly better than I would have guessed. I'm going to take the glass is one-quarter full approach and call this "good news."
Republicans accuse majority of Americans of hating America

Republicans accuse majority of Americans of hating America


Via: JohnRussell  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Perhaps it’s no surprise that the possibility of yet another war in the Middle East has brought out the worst in so many conservative supporters of President Trump. But even if that prospect seems to have been put off for now, it’s likely that the ugly impulses that have surfaced will emerge again and again as we approach the elections in November. First, let’s take a little tour around...
Jan 09 5:06pm @3 Separate issue, so separate post. Enough time has passed that it's time to call BS on this claim being perpetrated as axiomatic. "..." Did he? Or did he respond (when asked) pretty mildly to a...
Jan 09 4:47pm @2 I don't understand the point of this. People are upset that Trump killed this guy, but they're also mad that Republicans are pointing it out? The headline says  "..." But none of the people...
Tucker Carlson: Now is the time to pull out of Iraq for good

Tucker Carlson: Now is the time to pull out of Iraq for good


Via: Krishna  •  31 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Tucker Carlson said it is time for the U.S. to remove itself from Middle Eastern affairs after years of war in   Iraq   and the surrounding region. The "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host said Wednesday that President Trump had the right idea in 2007, when the future president said during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that there is no way to successfully democratize Iraq. "So...
Jan 09 1:02am @4 Fine with me. We're mostly out of Iraq already. From what I read, we only have about 5 or 6,000 people deployed there now, and some of those are coming from Syria. If the Iranians and Hezbollah had...
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 09 12:46am @15.1.2 "..." You all? Not me. I couldn't care less about her.  "..." It does, eh? A sample size of 1? What's the logic in that? And anyway, you said yourself that you don't even know if she is...
Jan 09 12:34am @15.1 "..." What makes you think that's a thing?
Jan 07 12:28pm @4.1.4 Yeah, that was my thought. Stomping around the world judging people isn't what I normally associate with "respectful."
Jan 07 12:26pm @8.1.1 "..." Best irony ever. I feel like a name change is in order. Vegloaf, maybe. Or Impossibleloaf.
Jan 07 2:16am @1 OK, I sure did not expect that friggin' Meatloaf would be going after little Greta, or talking about climate change, period. What a weird story!
Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran, killing all 176 aboard

Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran, killing all 176 aboard


Via: Nerm_L  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Now a tragedy unfolds.  Hysterical journalists have suddenly become reticent to speculate.  The news organizations breathlessly promoted the most outrageous speculations about the President's 'criminal behavior' and intent to turn the Middle East into another Vietnam.  Dire warnings were issued, stock markets fell, and grim faced pundits prepared the public for the end of civilization as we...
Jan 09 12:37am @3.1 "..." It's amazing that they don't realize how guilty that makes them look. Examining black boxes is routine in every place crash investigation. There's no legitimate reason to hide them.
Jan 08 7:47pm @2 It could be that somebody in Iran made an awful mistake.
What The Urban Dictionary Thinks Of Trump Derangement Syndrome

What The Urban Dictionary Thinks Of Trump Derangement Syndrome


Via: JohnRussell  •  59 comments  •  3 weeks ago
TOP DEFINITION Trump Derangement Syndrome The latest attempt by the  alt-right  to  demonise  anybody who thinks that maybe putting a reality TV star who's declared  bankruptcy  six times in charge of the country might not have been the best idea. - 2 Trump Derangement Syndrome Trump Derangement Syndrome ( TDS ) is a mental...
Jan 08 10:21pm @5 Urban Dictionary is wrong about a lot of things. Welcome to the Internet.
A prediction about the coming split in the Methodist Church

A prediction about the coming split in the Methodist Church


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
The conservative Methodist church will grow and the liberal one will join mainline Protestants in decline. 
Jan 08 8:01pm @3.3.1 "..." I believe that - like so many things - that's more about striving for the ideal than achieving it. That's why we need the sacrifice of Jesus. But more than that, I don't believe this...
Jan 08 3:07pm @3.2.2 "..." I agree. It's a core failing that has persisted in many denominations - spreading out from Catholicism to Evangelicalism. Barriers are put up to worship. It's self-defeating from an...
Jan 08 2:54pm @3.2.1 "..." Life is often complicated and sometimes, so am I. "..." Some of our president's policies use to enjoy bipartisan support. However, the details of his policies are rarely the focus of...
Jan 08 12:11pm @3 I'm excited for the UMC. This will be good for them. Jesus was welcoming and affirming of all people and we should be, too. What the church has done to the LGBTQ community over the years has been...
Jan 08 12:05pm @1.1.5 "..." True. From what I have seen, the UMC would already be fully welcoming and affirming but for the African delegation. The sticking point for the conservative churches then becomes whether or...
House to vote Thursday on war powers resolution after Iran attacks

House to vote Thursday on war powers resolution after Iran attacks


Via: Nerm_L  •  42 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Democrats have been rocked back on their heels.  The war that never was ended far too soon.  President Trump's 'lack of strategy' has been entirely successful. Democrats' apparent concern for the security and safety of Iran should not be allowed to go unnoticed.  No weapons were ever fired into Iran.  Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed not far from the Green Zone in Iraq while the US...
Jan 08 7:15pm @3 "..." Umm. We aren't. I'm kinda not seeing the point of this. 
‘Pervert’ Gorka Ripped For ‘Gross’ Joke About Greta Thunberg’s Body

‘Pervert’ Gorka Ripped For ‘Gross’ Joke About Greta Thunberg’s Body


Via: Tessylo  •  34 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Celebrity ‘Pervert’ Gorka Ripped For ‘Gross’ Joke About Greta Thunberg’s Body Ed Mazza January 8, 2020, 1:11 AM EST ‘Pervert’ Gorka Ripped For ‘Gross’ Joke About Greta Thunberg’s Body Sebastian Gorka , radio host and former aide to President  Donald Trump , is under fire after cracking a joke...
Jan 08 1:01pm @4.2 I agree that the hypocrisy can be frustrating, but it's wrong no matter who is doing it. It's never going to change unless we all start recognizing that and speak up.
Jan 08 12:43pm @5 "..." Oh geez. What for? Why does anyone have to go there at all, ever? Why does this even occur to a person? I feel like on the radio and TV shows where it's all a bubble - host, guests,...
CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy

CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy


Via: Vic Eldred  •  41 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
CNN  on Tuesday settled a defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann over its botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the   Kentucky   teen as the aggressor. Fox 19 first  reported  that CNN settled with Sandmann for an undisclosed amount. The $250 million defamation suit sought damages for the...
Jan 08 12:54pm @4.1.11 "..." You'll never get an answer because there isn't one. Hate has no reason.
Jan 08 12:53pm @8 "..." Well, sure! At first they condemned the students, then they defended them. Because all they had to go on was the lies being spread by the news media. That just shows how much harm can be...
Iran retaliates for attack on general by firing missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq

Iran retaliates for attack on general by firing missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  14 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Jan 08 12:48pm @4 So Iran got to throw a tantrum and pretend they could muster a meaningful response. Looks like it's over for now.
Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech

Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech


Via: Tessylo  •  79 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech Jessica Conditt Senior Editor January 8, 2020, 7:30 AM EST Decades of CES speaker pages and Las Vegas ballroom stages have been populated by men, some years exclusively....
Jan 08 12:18pm @4 I can see how it's a bit of a reach to invite Ivanka, but it seems like she is the least of CTA's problem. Whether you like Ivanka or not, they should have been able to produce any number of other...
Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani

Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani


Via: Krishna  •  27 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Until the Trump administration   blew him away in Baghdad   in the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, Qassem Soleimani had made the very fact of his survival part of his considerable mystique. The powerful Iranian general commanded forces that had become the scourge of Iran’s adversaries abroad, especially the United States and Israel. Yet he came and went to the war fronts of the...
Jan 07 4:44pm @4 So, reasonable, informed people can - and have - disagreed about this issue. That’s a very different take from the one that says Trump insanely and wrecklessly started WWIII all by himself. A...
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 07 4:36pm @7.1.22 So either I subscribe to all three of your extreme characterizations or it must mean that idolize him? Attitudes like that are precisely what is wrong with politics these days. Do you get your cues...
Jan 07 1:59am @7.1.17 "..." Yeah, but short of an actual attack from Iran first, I don't see it happening. I think in a few weeks, most people will have forgotten this ever happened.
Jan 07 1:59am @7.1.16 "..." Sure, you call him a liar 6 days a week and twice on Sunday. I get it. But he says something like he's going to bomb cultural sites and you just believe? Why? Why wouldn't he be lying about...
Jan 07 1:57am @7.1.15 You 100% ignored everything in the comment you are replying to. "..." Not hardly. Now that we have that settled, is it possible to have a conversation? Or will you go on dismissing my point of...
Jan 06 8:26pm @7.1.8 How about critics/haters who disbelieve everything a person says . . .  ... or alternatively... ... believes anything he says... ... depending on what you need. Think about it. 360 days a year,...
Jan 06 6:17pm @7.1.5 "..." Without a declaration of war, I kind of doubt it. And as much as he talks, I don't think Trump would authorize it without some very strong evidence justifying it. I also think the "cultural...
Jan 06 6:14pm @7.1.4 "..." We are? Who told you that?
Jan 06 2:20pm @4.2.2 Excuse me, but how is it irresponsible to criticize Iran for using proxies to do their dirty work? That was the topic of my comment (to which you are replying) and the topic of Texan's comment (to...
Jan 06 12:12am @7 These people have amazing nerve acting like victims. They sponsor murder and terrorism throughout the region. Everybody knows it. And yet the international community still listens to their...
Jan 06 12:02am @4.2 "..." That's how they avoid taking responsibility for all the murder and chaos they cause around the world.
Senate GOP hopes to move new NAFTA deal before impeachment trial

Senate GOP hopes to move new NAFTA deal before impeachment trial


Via: Vic Eldred  •  52 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Republican senators are hoping to pass  President Trump ’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before they begin a multi-week impeachment trial that would leave unfinished legislation in limbo. GOP senators say they hope the committees with jurisdiction over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the 1994 NAFTA accord, will complete their reviews this week...
Jan 07 12:32pm @2.2 "..." Well I hear there's a trade agreement that needs approving. I think there might even be a seed about it somewhere around here. I'll see if I can find you a link. Oh wait . . . 
Iran’s Foreign Minister Threatens to Expose Western Diplomats Who Took Bribes to Create the Iran Nuclear Deal, May 13, 2018

Iran’s Foreign Minister Threatens to Expose Western Diplomats Who Took Bribes to Create the Iran Nuclear Deal, May 13, 2018


Via: Vic Eldred  •  20 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
When Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, European companies were faced with a stark choice. Do they continue doing business in Iran and risk being prohibited from doing business with the United States and with any bank who does business with the United States? Or do they pull out of Iran? The answer to that question will become more clear in the next few weeks as Steve...
Jan 07 12:25pm @2 This was over a year and a half ago. Anything ever come of this?
Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city

Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city


Via: Krishna  •  33 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession in the city of Mashhad, Iran, January 5, 2020. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP) Iran on Sunday canceled a Tehran ceremony to honor slain general Qassem Soleimani due to an overwhelming turnout by...
Jan 07 2:19am @2.1.12 Meanwhile it's assumed that Iran will retaliate and none of the people condemning Trump's "revenge" seems to think that would be outrageous.
Jan 07 2:12am @1.5.1 "..." Yeah, but when it comes to Trump, every prediction is apocalyptic. It's been that way since the campaign.
Jan 06 8:44pm @2.1.8 "..." Are you suggesting that when someone attacks one of our embassies, we shouldn't go after them?
Jan 06 8:43pm @1.4 "..." Might have something to do with the attack on our embassy in Iraq three days before. Reportedly, the attackers spray-painted "Soleimani is our leader" on the walls. That, his other work...
Biden now denies he told Obama not to launch Bin Laden raid in 2011

Biden now denies he told Obama not to launch Bin Laden raid in 2011


Via: KDMichigan  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Joe Biden is the only 2020 presidential candidate who was in the White House Situation Room as Navy SEALs descended on Usama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in 2011. But a critical detail in his story about that mission has changed in the last eight years. During a brief exchange with Fox News on Friday, the former vice president was presented with a hypothetical situation...
Jan 07 2:10am @2.1.4 "..." I'm going to want gloves.
Jan 06 9:40pm @2.1.1 "..." I don't think so. I mean, I'd be happy to be wrong, I guess, but I am going by what I see in the article. "..." That's what I'm basing my conclusion on. Biden said "we have to do two...
Jan 06 5:51pm @2 Meh, I don't know about this one. There is a difference between saying "don't go after this guy at all" and don't go after this guy today because we need more information." I kind of doubt that it...
Trump properties could become Iranian targets

Trump properties could become Iranian targets


Via: Krishna  •  45 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A giant billboard advertising the Trump International Golf Club hangs at the Dubai Trade Center roundabout, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries...
Jan 07 2:08am @4.1.3 "..." Well, I do think that's true. For example, I think he could have still played hardball with Iran even without pulling out of the nuclear agreement. Then, we'd come off a lot more righteous...
Jan 07 2:06am @4.3.1 "..." Yes I know. Perhaps you missed the lack of quotation marks. Perhaps you missed the question mark. You let me know if you actually take an interest in what I might be thinking of.
Jan 06 9:42pm @4.1.1 Certainly possible, but all the other days of the year, he's supposed to be this guy who's always planning and scheming for his own benefit. Suddenly three days ago he became a different person?
Jan 06 9:24pm @4 So he should make decisions based on a desire to protect his wealth? I thought the fear of him doing that very thing was supposed to be one of the reasons he either shouldn't be president or should...
Two children, ages 12 and 13, shot by driver after throwing snowballs at cars

Two children, ages 12 and 13, shot by driver after throwing snowballs at cars


Via: Freefaller  •  29 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Two children, ages 12 and 13, were shot after throwing snowballs at passing cars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police said. The pair was hurling snowballs at passing cars with a group of children on Saturday evening, Milwaukee police said in a series of tweets . One of the snowballs struck a white Toyota, and the driver of the car shot at the children, police said. Police found the...
Jan 06 8:48pm @1.1.1 What caliber snowball? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0P9DLvTQ0c
Jan 06 8:46pm @4 That's pretty insane.
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 8:33pm @4.4.1 "..." I am very aware of it. The quote in my comment points out that the vote was not any kind of unanimous referendum. For my information, see my comment @4.1.1.
Jan 06 6:13pm @1.1.11 "..." We already have troops deployed in 150 different countries. Trump didn't do that. That's old news.
Jan 06 11:52am @4.3.1 Maybe they don't feel as betrayed as you think they do.
Jan 06 12:25am @5.2 So, is your theory here that we killed an important Iranian to make Russia happy?
Jan 06 12:23am @4.1.1 Yeah, why isn't the headline "Handful of Iraqis cast meaningless, unenforceable vote to eject US?" According the Wall Street Journal, only 167 of the 328-member parliament were there to vote. And...
Jan 05 11:58pm @4 Ok but this: "..." And this: "..." So it all sounds pretty meaningless. But hey, if Iraq wants to be Iranian territory, be my guest and good luck with that.
‘F**K OFF’: Ricky Gervais Blasts Hollywood For Lecturing World, Politicizing Everything, Trolls Them Over Epstein

‘F**K OFF’: Ricky Gervais Blasts Hollywood For Lecturing World, Politicizing Everything, Trolls Them Over Epstein


Via: 1stwarrior  •  120 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Comedian Ricky Gervais, host of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, slammed Hollywood elites on Sunday for constantly lecturing the world and for politicizing everything, saying “You know nothing about the real world.” “Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweat shops in...
Jan 06 8:21pm @10.1 "..." Have you ever heard of the TV show "The Office?" He created, wrote, and starred in that. It was so successful, they did different versions of it for six other countries, including the U.S....
Jan 06 8:16pm @7.3.1 My list is longer. Almost twice as long. Like I said, Ricky wasn't wrong.
Jan 06 5:31pm @7.2.1 "..." How would you know if they're doing better than I am? And even if they were, what does that have to do with education? Drug dealers make lots of money, but I don't look to them for...
Jan 06 2:42pm @7 "..." He's not wrong. High School Dropouts: Robert DeNiro, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Lawrence, Hillary Swank, Keanu Reeves, Christina Applegate, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan...
Jan 06 2:24pm @5 I thought Ricky's opening bit was great. It's not surprising that the audience in the room didn't like it because - as he warned them - the jokes were all at their expense. However, in living rooms...
Trump’s order to strike Iranian commander sparks fresh debate in Congress over war powers

Trump’s order to strike Iranian commander sparks fresh debate in Congress over war powers


Via: Krishna  •  11 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) unveiled plans to use privileges in the War Powers Act to at least force votes on a debate in the Senate on authorizing use of force. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) A bipartisan clutch of rank-and-file lawmakers seized on President Trump’s order for a lethal missile strike against an Iranian leader to spark a new debate over the parameters for...
Jan 06 6:07pm @6 "..." What? What is he talking about? Trump hasn't put any of our troops "in harm's way." Our troops are right where they have been. We did this with an airstrike, not "troops." If you think the...
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 3:00pm @7 "..." Yeah, I think he's felt that way for a while. He campaigned on the idea of going after the families of terrorists. It's not because he wants us to be like them, but because he wants to...
An End to Magical Thinking in the Middle East

An End to Magical Thinking in the Middle East


Via: Nerm_L  •  25 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Not long ago President Trump was lambasted for betraying Kurdish allies by withdrawing US troops from northern Syria to avoid a direct confrontation with Turkey who is a NATO ally.  Today President Trump is loudly criticized for escalating tensions and threatening war with Iran who has been an enemy of the United States since the 1970s.  The reality is that the US drone strike that killed...
Jan 06 2:50pm @5 "..." Kurds live in Iraq, too. About 3 times as many live in Iraq as live in Syria. Yet just within the last couple of days, we hear calls for the US to pull out of Iraq entirely. Guess that...
Trump's Actions A Distraction From Impeachment?

Trump's Actions A Distraction From Impeachment?


By: Texan1211  •  15 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Seems like quite a few folks have declared Trump's actions in killing Suliemani are a "distraction" from impeachment. "How so?", a reasonable mind might inquire. Do any of Trump's actions prevent Nancy Pelosi from moving forward with impeachment? Will any of Trump's actions stop the U.S. Senate from holding a trial--if Pelosi submits the articles to the Senate? Please,...
Jan 05 2:42am @1 If the Suleimani story is a distraction, it's only because Democrats only want to talk about impeachment. They die inside at the very notion of Trump ordering decisive action against an obvious...
Trump's old tweets about Obama attacking Iran come back to haunt him

Trump's old tweets about Obama attacking Iran come back to haunt him


Via: Krishna  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Photo: The Great American Disconnect Tweets from 2011 and 2012 in which Donald Trump predicted that President Barack Obama would start a war with Iran to secure his reelection have gone viral, after the U.S. assassinated a top Iranian general, dramatically escalating its confrontation with Iran.
Jan 04 9:58pm @3.1.1 "..." People like that always have a reason, but I would say that, morally, they don’t have the right.
Jan 04 8:06pm @3 Trump didn't do anything to Iran. He ordered the killing of a terrorist operating inside the borders of our ally, Iraq.
'Affluenza teen' jailed in Texas for probation violation

'Affluenza teen' jailed in Texas for probation violation


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  29 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Who do you blame when your kid is a brat Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat? Blaming the kids is a lion of shame You know exactly who's to blame: The mother and the father! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl
Jan 04 8:09pm @6 When you get the epic second chance of a lifetime, don't be a moron and screw it up.
Iraqi Terror Chief Is Dead — and the Left Is Bellyaching About It

Iraqi Terror Chief Is Dead — and the Left Is Bellyaching About It


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  13 comments  •  3 weeks ago
https://www.instagram.com/p/B65P8fNDZGp?igshid=83vqkyxy3rsc
Jan 04 8:01pm @2.1 "..." I'm in favor of us having as little military presence in the Middle East (or anywhere else for that matter) as is reasonable and possible. But even if we had zero overseas military, we'd...
Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'

Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'


Via: KDMichigan  •  166 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg balked at fellow 2020 candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that President Trump carried out an "assassination" when he ordered a lethal strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. When asked about the descriptor, Bloomberg said: "If he was talking about killing the general ... this is a guy who had an awful amount of American blood on his...
Jan 04 4:38pm @1.2 "..." Look at Mike trying to get my vote! Never say never.
Jan 04 3:59pm @3 The usual definitions of "assassination," where it's considered to be outside the law, involve the killing of someone for political or maybe religious reasons. The victim is usually someone...
Did Donald Trump Just Start a War with Iran?

Did Donald Trump Just Start a War with Iran?


Via: Krishna  •  121 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Photo: Two American political leaders The U.S. drone strike that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military leaders, is an extremely provocative incident. It triggered  immediate vows of retaliation  from Tehran, and there is every reason to assume that the clerical government intends to fulfill those vows. Washington’s strike is the latest move in a...
Jan 04 4:34pm @4.1.5 No, that's a real thing. I've been in enough fights to appreciate that sometimes punching the biggest asshole in the nose takes the steam out of everyone else in the room who is looking for a fight.
Jan 04 4:29pm @5 "..." No, but he might be the guy that finishes it. Do these people read their own writing? They answer their own question. "..." So there you are. Trump didn't "start" anything. Iran did....
Joke of the day

Joke of the day


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  87 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Jan 04 4:00pm @3.1.1 "..." What are you talking about? I said it was funny. I put in the laughing emoji.
Jan 04 3:45pm @3 OK that's pretty funny.
Iraq: US civilian killed in attack on military base, 12/28/2019

Iraq: US civilian killed in attack on military base, 12/28/2019


Via: KDMichigan  •  3 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A US contractor is dead and several security personnel are injured following a rocket attack on a military base in Iraq. The US has threatened a 'decisive response' to any harm to Americans in Iraq.  US officials have confirmed that the US civilian contractor died in a rocket attack on the K1 military base in northern Iraq on Friday. "One US civilian contractor was killed and several US...
Jan 03 4:35pm @2 Apparently, we were just supposed to ignore this.
The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani

The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani


By: al Jizzerror  •  411 comments  •  3 weeks ago
I think everyone considers Qassem Suleimani to be a fucking asshole who deserved to die.  He was responsible for thousands of deaths in the region including hundreds of Americans.  Butt is killing that murdering prick worth a war with Iran (and their proxies)?  Are American troops in the region in more danger as a result of the action?  Will there be more Embassy attacks in the region?  Will...
Jan 03 3:51pm @6.2.42 It would be nice to see better communication and trust between the White House and congressional leadership. I do think those leaders often have experience and insight that could be useful. But we...
Jan 03 3:21pm @6.2.39 I'd like to see that kind of thing, but I don't think he trusts those people to not leak the information.
Jan 03 3:08pm @8.6 "..." No, you want to distract from the fact that Trump is defending American lives and ordered the killing of a known terrorist. That's why you're here to talk about impeachment.
Jan 03 3:03pm @6.2.37 "..." We haven't declared war on anyone since 1942. We've done a hell of a lot of fighting since then, though. Are you prepared to condemn all of that just to justify being mad at Trump?
Jan 03 2:57pm @4.1.6 "..." So what? He knows his name now and he had his ass killed. It's not as if experts who did know his name considered Suleimani a peaceful person before Trump came along. "..." Then maybe...
Jan 03 2:50pm @3.1.24 "..." Suleimani was head of the Quds Force, which the US identified as a terrorist organization way back in 2007. Several other countries also recognize the Quds as a terrorist organization.
Jan 03 2:41pm @3.1.21 "..." Then he doesn't need to be in Iraq, does he? Guess what he was doing there? It wasn't to spread peace. Apparently, he had just finished orchestrating an attack on our embassy.  "..."...
Yang swipes at Biden: 'Maybe Americans don't all want to learn how to code'

Yang swipes at Biden: 'Maybe Americans don't all want to learn how to code'


Via: TᵢG  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Anyone who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to design integrated circuits, become an automotive engineer, become a financial adviser, do genetic research, practice law, train to be a physician's assistant, become a corporate cost accountant.       This just kills me.   Apparently Joe has no idea that ' programming ' is a learned skill practiced typically by degree-holding...
Jan 03 1:39am @4.2 "..." Maybe, but the way he said it insulted everyone he was talking about - miners and programmers.
Jan 03 12:30am @1.2.4 "..." I mean if it were that easy, we'd all be doing it right out of high school and be getting paid minimum wage for it.
Jan 03 12:26am @3 "..." Anybody who can shovel shit the way Joe does can learn how to program, for God's sake. Get on that shit, Joe!
Baghdad Rocket Attack kills Iranian MIlitary Leaders including Gen Qassim Soleimani, reports say

Baghdad Rocket Attack kills Iranian MIlitary Leaders including Gen Qassim Soleimani, reports say


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  115 comments  •  3 weeks ago
All thanks to our President for being involved in and approving this attack against top Iranian terrorist leadership.  The man responsible for the killing of hundreds of Americans is now dead.  
Jan 03 12:58am @4.1.8 "..." Maybe it's the Democrats who are using impeachment to distract from any good thing that might happen while Trump is president.
Jan 03 12:57am @6.2 "..." I hope so. I know I would be encouraged knowing that we had just killed a critical enemy leader. If our military is going to be cringing in fear and anxiety every time we hurt the enemy,...
Jan 03 12:54am @5.1.1 "..." They have seemed pretty enthusiastic about attacking us or our allies wherever they can for about 40 years. We did this in response to attacks that had already happened. How were we...
Jan 03 12:49am @4.1.6 Am I really supposed to feel bad that this guy is dead?
Jan 03 12:45am @7 Kudos to our people for knowing where this enemy was and putting him down so efficiently. Job well done all around.
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 9:58pm @10 Blago is slime, but I don’t really see the point of him being in prison for 14 years. There are lot of people who are actually really dangerous who spend far less time behind bars.
Jan 02 1:05am @3.1.1 And NBC put The Apprentice on the air. For years. So yeah, anything for ratings.
Jan 01 10:14pm @3 They published something by this loser. No one else on planet Earth had anything ready to go? Anything for clicks, huh?
Stuart Varney: Price-Gouging Pizza In NYC Fights Evil Socialism

Stuart Varney: Price-Gouging Pizza In NYC Fights Evil Socialism


Via: JohnRussell  •  12 comments  •  4 weeks ago
video at seed link Slow news day, Fox and Friends? So Domino's Pizza charged 30 bucks for a pizza in Times Square on New Year's Eve, and Mayor Bill DeBlasio, recognizing an easy win, objected to pizza price gouging against his voters. A no-brainer. In response, Fox and Friends and Stuart Varney devoted a segment to defending AMERICA against socialism. "Ugh. 'This chain...
Jan 02 5:27pm @2 It's a free market. Prices are subject to change. Get over it. It's not like there was an emergency on and this was the only food available. "..." Wait. So De Blasio is the one who makes a big...
 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  •  3 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 5:16pm @4 So, what you're saying is: everybody's wages are increasing.
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 4:48pm @7.7.4 It wouldn't surprise me if he either stole the gun or got it from someone who knew he was a felon.
Jan 02 4:46pm @10.1.11 "..." I support training, but Constitutionally, it's a tough thing to compel. Not impossible, though.
Jan 02 4:38pm @7.7.2 "..." You have no idea how he got his gun. Very often in cases like these, the shooter has broken the law just acquiring his weapon.
Jan 02 2:51pm @7.6.25 The point is you come at this story with absurd, over-the-top responses, talking about stopping people and searching them, so that you can be critical of the church and the people in there. But you...
Jan 02 1:02am @7.6.23 "..." Yes, I’m sure that’s what you were thinking of at the time. "..." Mmm hmm. Handgun. Shotgun. What’s the difference, right? "..." What do you think? "..." The possibility of the...
Jan 01 10:06pm @10.1.9 "..." Sure there is, but no system is perfect. This shooter had a significant criminal history and probably shouldn’t have had access to a gun at all - even under Texas law. But, as we have often...
Jan 01 10:02pm @7.6.21 "..." Oh geez. "..." Any piece of clothing could conceal a gun. They can be tiny. "..." I guess you’re assuming they’d just be hanging out? Regardless, the guy in the church had a...
Jan 01 2:22am @10.1.6 "..." I think I said this, but I can say it more explicitly. If you post the link, it says you think that information is important. So you’re not “just sayin’” You’re sayin it for a reason. BTW,...
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  •  3 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 3:09pm @1.1.1 "..." Ironically, Democrats are always accusing Republicans of trying to buy elections, but they routinely spend more. Also, though they love to rip Trump for spending his own money on his...
Epic redistricting battles loom in states poised to gain, lose House seats

Epic redistricting battles loom in states poised to gain, lose House seats


Via: Nerm_L  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Other reporting indicates that New York is close to losing two congressional districts.  California will experience an unprecedented loss of one district.  The rust belt appears to be the big losers while the south and west gains political power in Congress.  The 2022 election could be quite different than what we've seen is many decades.
Jan 02 2:59pm @3.1.10 I'm secretly funny
Jan 02 1:03am @3.1.8 "..." But the laughs are for everyone! 
Jan 01 10:14pm @3.1.3 I knew you could be funny. Happy New Year JR!
Jan 01 9:38pm @3.1 I wonder, though, about the power of states. It doesn’t seem to me like that will mean the same thing that it used to. Internally, most states are becoming more diverse ethnically, economically,...
Jan 01 2:47pm @1.1
Jan 01 2:45pm @2 "..." I think that pretty much sums up what's wrong with Congress in a nutshell. They care more about keeping their positions of power than pretty much anything else. Has anyone heard about...
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 2:47pm @5.1.94 "..." There actually is, but the psychologists call it Trump Anxiety Disorder. "..."
Tulsi Gabbard Sounds Off: Impeachment Has ‘Greatly Increased’ Chances Trump Will Win in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard Sounds Off: Impeachment Has ‘Greatly Increased’ Chances Trump Will Win in 2020


Via: JohnRussell  •  40 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Tulsi Gabbard Sounds Off: Impeachment Has ‘Greatly Increased’ Chances Trump Will Win in 2020 by   Joe DePaolo   via   Mediaite In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. How many of you do NOT want that to be Donald Trump? I certainly don't. Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased...
Jan 02 2:44pm @3.1 "..." Right? What happened to that?
Possible Supernova Alert - Betelgeuse's bizarre dimming has astronomers scratching their heads

Possible Supernova Alert - Betelgeuse's bizarre dimming has astronomers scratching their heads


Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  62 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Jan 02 1:09am @4 It would be so cool to see this thing blow, but every time I see it written up, it’s a thing that could happen tomorrow or several thousand years from now. So I guess I won’t get my hopes up.
U.S. seeks review of state DMV laws on immigration enforcement

U.S. seeks review of state DMV laws on immigration enforcement


Via: Vic Eldred  •  23 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The acting secretary of Homeland Security is taking aim Tuesday at new laws in New York, New Jersey and other states that allow immigrants to get driver's licenses without proof they are in the U.S. legally, and restrict data sharing with federal authorities. Chad Wolf sent a memo to all the components of Homeland Security, which include U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Coast...
Jan 01 8:07pm @2.1.3 "..." I'm not sure why that would be. Like the driver licenses, voter registration is usually based on proof of residency. Most people will probably produce some kind of utility bill or pay stub...
Jan 01 3:27pm @2 In scripture, divorce is supposed to be against God's law, but it's allowed under Mosaic law because the alternatives were so much worse. Men who didn't want their wives were abandoning or killing...
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 01 4:24pm @3.1.1 I'd really rather see both parties focus more on concepts of government, foreign policy, and economics. I don't think any particular party has ever had a monopoly on values. Good people in either...
Jan 01 3:54pm @3 When Republicans were the party of conservative social values, they were criticized and mocked for it. Now they're allegedly not that party and it's a problem? So is this character thing something...