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Best and worst moments
from Grammy Awards 2019
New York Post, by Chuck Arnold    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2019 4:43:29 AM     Post Reply
After a one-year stint in New York, the Recording Academy returned to Los Angeles’ Staples Center for Grammys 2019, the 61st annual edition of music’s biggest night. Still, the Big Apple was represented by New York’s own Alicia Keys helming the festivities as the first female host in 14 years. And the big winner was country-pop star Kacey Musgraves, who brought home four gramophones, including Album of the Year for “Golden Hour.” But as always, it was mostly about the performances. (Yes, Janelle! No, Jennifer!) From moving acceptance speeches to rousing live sets,

Wonder why men send photos of their
genitals? Here are some theories
CNN, by Doug Criss    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:37:30 AM     Post Reply
She´s sitting in a crowded subway car, zipping through email messages on her phone and minding her own business when it appears: a photo of a man´s penis. Sexting is so commonplace that 88% of participants -- men and women -- in a 2015 study said they´d done it. So common that research psychologist Peggy Drexler wonders if there´s even any stigma attached to it. So common that, as we found out last week, even someone as high-profile as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that an outlet threatened to release compromising photos of him. If it´s done in a consensual relationship,

Progressives Bearing Gifts
American Greatness, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/11/2019 4:34:20 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump in 2016 did not only run against the planted rumors of the fake Steele dossier, 90 percent negative media coverage, his own boisterous past, and the “Access Hollywood” tape. He also was campaigning against Hillary Clinton—and the nation’s quarter-century weariness with the Clinton scandals, crimes, money-grubbing, and hypocrisies. For a quarter of the country, independents especially, a vote for Trump was not a referendum on a Democrat or Republican, or even love or hate for Donald Trump, but rather reflected a “Never Hillary” desire to be done with the very name Clinton.

  





  

Plummeting insect numbers
´threaten collapse of nature´
Guardian [UK], by Damian Carrington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:31:37 AM     Post Reply
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century. The planet is at the start of a sixth mass extinction in its history, with huge losses already

Pennsylvania paper drops syndicated
cartoon over Trump insult
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:19:16 AM     Post Reply
At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it. The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the Eagle´s Sunday comics." A scribbled message in one panel of that day´s cartoon appears to begin with "We fondly say go ..." followed by the message to Trump. Ron Vodenichar, Eagle publisher and general manager, said in the paper that the paper was alerted about the message by a reader and included a syndicated comic strip.

´By the end of her speech she looked like
a Snowman(woman)!´ Trump mocks Sen. Amy
Klobuchar´s entry into 2020 field and her
comments on global warming which took place
in freezing near white-out conditions *
Daily Mail [UK], by Emily Goodin    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/11/2019 12:20:49 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the Democratic presidential field on Sunday and was welcomed to the competition with a tweet from President Donald Trump, who mocked her for talking about global warming in her speech while giving it in the snow. ´By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!,´ he sniped about the woman running for the right to take him on in 2020. (Snip) Trump snapped back: ´Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing

Thousands rally in Madrid, demand
Socialist prime minister resign
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/11/2019 12:04:24 AM     Post Reply
Madrid— Thousands of Spaniards joined a right-wing rally in Madrid on Sunday to demand that Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez step down. Many in the crowd gathered in the capital’s Plaza de Colon, waving Spanish flags. They chanted slogans in favor of the nation’s security forces and for Sanchez to resign. The conservative opposition Popular Party and the center-right Citizens party organized the rally, which was also backed by the upstart far-right Vox and other marginal far-right parties. They claim that Sanchez must resign for holding talks with separatists in the northeastern region of Catalonia.

  


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Elizabeth Warren Suggests President Trump
Going to Prison ‘He May Not Even
Be a Free Person By 2020’ (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 11:32:49 PM     Post Reply
Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren made an appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday to kick off her 2020 presidential campaign. Warren immediately attacked the President and suggested that Trump might be in prison by 2020. “Every day there’s a racist tweet, a hateful tweet — something really dark and ugly and what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press gonna do about it?” Warren said. “You know, here’s what bothers me. By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person,” Warren continued as

Lauren Sanchez´s pro-Trump brother
Michael ´is revealed as the source
who leaked her sexts with Jeff Bezos
to the National Enquirer as the Amazon
billionaire closes his private investigation´
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 11:31:12 PM     Post Reply
Lauren Sanchez´s brother Michael was the person who leaked the sexts between her and Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer, it has been revealed. Multiple sources at AMI, the magazine´s parent company, confirmed to Daily Beast that Michael was the one who helped blow the lid off the couple´s affair. AMI previously refused to reveal who leaked the texts, but on Sunday Elkan Abramowitz, a lawyer for the company, hinted that Sanchez was behind it. ´The story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had given information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior

Major League Baseball Ditches ´Disabled
List´ Over Social Justice Concerns
Daily Wire, by Emily Zanotti    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 11:23:58 PM     Post Reply
Major League Baseball will replace the "disabled list" with the "injured list" for the 2019 season amid concerns that the term "disabled" was insensitive. (Photo) The "disabled list" has been part of professional baseball since the mid-1960s (though there are records of some teams using a "disabled list" as far back as the early 20th century), and it´s become second nature to refer to an injured or exhausted player as "on the DL," but MLB has been reportedly playing around with the idea of renaming the injured roster in order to better reflect the condition of players who skip games

´Show of force´: 100 vehicles line one
mile of Texas border to deter caravan
on other side
Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 11:01:53 PM     Post Reply
EAGLE PASS, TEXAS — The Trump administration has flooded the Texas border town that sits just over the river from the Mexican city where 1,800 caravan migrants arrived earlier this week with hundreds of law enforcement personnel. More than 100 U.S. police vehicles lined a one-mile stretch of the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Sixty sat together in one section of the river on a local golf course. The massive "show of force” — as Border Patrol is calling it — is meant to deter Central Americans from illegally entering the country, as large groups attempted

  



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Michelle Obama Stuns With a Surprise
Appearance at the Grammys
Vogue, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 10:49:53 PM     Post Reply
Alicia Keys may have been hosting the Grammy awards on Sunday night, but it was Michelle Obama who brought the house down: entering from offstage arm in arm with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jennifer Lopez, the former first lady joined her compatriots in recounting exactly why music was so important. (Tweet/Video) "From the Motown records I wore out on the south side to the who run the world songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story," Obama said, as the crowd erupted in a standing ovation, "and I know that´s true

Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO, Dies at 85
Variety, by Cynthia Littleton    Original Article
Posted By: poster- 2/10/2019 8:27:30 PM     Post Reply
Ron Miller, former Disney CEO and son-in-law of Walt Disney, died Saturday in Napa, Calif. at the age of 85. Miller served as president and later CEO of Disney from 1978 to 1984, during a rocky period for the company. He was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum and owner of Napa’s Silverado Vineyards. “Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller. His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company and the Disney family because he was such a vital part of both,

Nobody ´tougher than me´: Booker
pitches 2020 ´unity´ message
NBC News, by Dartunorro Clark    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/10/2019 8:26:22 PM     Post Reply
DES MOINES, Iowa — Cory Booker´s voice is shot. Standing on stage before hundreds of potential voters in the state that boasts the pivotal first-in-the-nation caucus, Booker, in a raspy voice that normally booms, is adamant his message of love, hope and unity can win him the Democratic nomination and, ultimately, the presidency. "They´re going to say, ´Oh my gosh, more candidates talking about love and hope; oh my God, how are you going to beat Donald Trump with that?´” the New Jersey senator, 49, told the packed venue at his last event in the state following a two-day blitz

‘Absolutely terrifying’: Deputy city attorney
says she contracted typhus at City Hall
Los Angeles Times, by Harriet Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/10/2019 7:58:17 PM     Post Reply
Deputy City Atty. Elizabeth Greenwood was at work in City Hall East last fall when her shin began to hurt. “I looked down and there were a couple of insect bites,” Greenwood recalled. She thought little of it at the time, she said, but within weeks she was gravely ill with what doctors would ultimately diagnose as the flea-borne illness typhus.(Snip)Greenwood’s experience — and her willingness to speak publicly about it — was a driving factor in this week’s admission by city officials that Los Angeles’ iconic seat of government is infested with vermin.

  



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Joy Villa wears ´build the wall´
dress to 2019 Grammys
Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 7:49:19 PM     Post Reply
Conservative artist Joy Villa has done it again. Her third year in a row making a political statement at the Grammy Awards, the singer showed up to this year´s red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing a dress tailored to look like President´s Trump planned border wall. The gown featured a design with white bricks and black mortar. Resting on Villa´s shoulders was a ring of barbed wire, complementing a steal crown on her head. On her back in red letters read the message: "Build the wall." Villa also carried a red "Make America Great Again" purse. She told

Prospective Dem candidate Amy
Klobuchar´s treatment of staff led to
rebuke from Harry Reid: report
Fox News, by Adam Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 5:56:53 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is expected to launch her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday, but is facing an early crisis over a wave of accusations that she has mistreated staff -- with her conduct reportedly getting so bad that then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told her to change her behavior. (Snip)But that announcement was overshadowed this week when HuffPost reported this week that Klobuchar has such a bad reputation over her treatment of staff that a number of potential staffers have withdrawn from consideration to manage her campaign because of it.

Facing Costly New Regulations,
Some Gun Shops Close
Washington Free Beacon, by Cole Lauterbach    Original Article
Posted By: nhchemist- 2/10/2019 5:27:22 PM     Post Reply
Several gun dealers in Central and Southern Illinois are closing their businesses rather than pay what they’re saying is thousands of dollars in costs to comply with a law enacted last month.(Snip) Todd Vandermyde, executive director of Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois, said the requirements aren’t about stopping crime, rather regulating gun shops out of business. "You make it sound like this is a reasonable request but if a small gun shop has to put in a $10,000 surveillance system on top of potentially $3,000 in licenses, how do you expect them to stay in business," he said.

Rob Lowe Deletes Tweet Joking About
‘Chief’ Elizabeth Warren After Backlash
Yahoo! Entertainment, by Thom Geier    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/10/2019 4:54:43 PM     Post Reply
Rob Lowe on Saturday tweeted and deleted a joking reference to U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her past claims to Native American ancestry. “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,´” the former “West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation” star wrote on Saturday — before deleting the tweet after online outcry, including from many fellow Hollywood figures. (Tweet) “It was a joke and some peeps got upset, and that’s never my intention,” Lowe wrote in a follow-up tweet late Saturday. “On the GOOD side: I just got to use the Oxford comma!”

Breaking: Federal Judge Declines to Block
Citizenship Question from US 2020 Census
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 4:53:49 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge ruled on Friday the US government can include citizenship question on the US Census. It makes complete sense so Democrats are against it.It also affects how much federal funding the sanctuary communities will receive from American taxpayers. So, of course, Democrats are against this. (Tweet) Outline reported: A federal judge ruled late Friday she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns. US District Judge Dabney Friedrich declined to issue a preliminary injunction requested by a privacy and civil liberties nonprofit group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

  



Spending talks collapse over demand by
Democrats to curb ICE detentions
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 4:48:31 PM     Post Reply
Negotiations on a spending accord needed to avert a government shutdown Friday have nearly collapsed, and Republicans say it’s because House Democrats are pushing for new limits on how many illegal immigrants agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement can detain this fiscal year, including violent felons. “Currently there is no cap,” a senior Republican aide close to the negotiations told the Washington Examiner. “They want to put in a cap and have criminals count against it so the number gets smaller and smaller.”The impasse threatens to end any chance of a deal that can be passed in time by both the

Klobuchar´s opening pitch
sidetracked by staff horror stories
Politico, by Elena Schneider    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/10/2019 4:44:59 PM     Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pitching herself for the White House as the commonsense Midwestern answer to President Donald Trump — while former staffers portray her as a brutal boss who mistreated them. The run-up to Klobuchar’s expected presidential campaign launch on Sunday was sidetracked by former aides, speaking anonymously for fear of retribution, who described a toxic office environment including demeaning emails, thrown office supplies and requests for staff to perform personal chores for the senator. It’s a sharp departure from the public brand that Klobuchar has built to get to this moment:

Congress is already considering
impeachment—but won´t admit it
Los Angeles Times, by Doyle McManus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 3:57:55 PM     Post Reply
Last week, no fewer than six committees of the House of Representatives were investigating potential grounds for impeaching Donald Trump as president of the United States. They don’t use the word “impeachment.” Their instructions from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) are to describe their work in narrower, less inflammatory terms. But the question is never far away: Does Trump’s record of norm-busting, rule-bending and apparent law-breaking, from conflicts of interest to murky connections with foreign governments, justify removing him from office? “We have to see what the facts are," Pelosi said recently. "We shouldn´t be impeaching for a political

Mick Mulvaney Discusses Possible Shutdown
and Border Security Negotiations…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/10/2019 3:48:45 PM     Post Reply
Acting White House chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney appears on Fox News to discuss the ongoing political efforts of the resistance movement, Nancy Pelosi’s faux-negotiation strategy, and the larger objective to secure the southern border. In the distant background, President Trump is already building enhanced fencing to secure the U.S-Mexico border and the larger conversation is about the politics of funding. Mulvaney notes the funding for border security can come from a variety of mechanisms available to the President, so the issue of direct funding for a border wall is essentially a political argument where democrats must maintain the optics of resistance.

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