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Saturday, December 01, 2012

 









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Obama cranks up "fiscal cliff" pressure,
Boehner says talks stalemated

Appropriately he continues his juvenile "Killing Christmas"
threat at a Pa. toy factory.
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Despite ´cliff,´ preparations on for Obama Hawaii vacation
Merry Christmas to his neighbors as they
try to get anything done.
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Sen. Ayotte offers GOP an influential new voice
A tough, fresh and fearless Senator on the scene.
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California storm brings heavy rainfall, flood warnings;
strong winds knock out power

West coast gets a taste of East coast Thanksgiving suffering.
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The Press Is Not the Enemy
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Tribune Content Agency LLC, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/24/2017 6:55:57 AM     Post Reply
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, had an unfortunate turn of phrase the other day. She said it’s the mission of the press to “control exactly what people think.” My suspicion is that this was less a Freudian slip than a simple slip-up. Brzezinski was referring to her fear that President Trump may be trying to control the way people think by discrediting the media — whom he calls “enemies of the American people” — and she lost her rhetorical footing, stumbling into saying that mind control is “our job.” But the misstatement resonated with a lot of people,

   

 

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´Keep fighting, I will be with you every step of
the way´: Hillary surfaces inextraordinary
three-minute address to Democrats - which
begs the question: Is she running again?

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Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/24/2017 3:53:16 PM     Post Reply
An upbeat Hillary Clinton popped back into the political spotlight Friday with a three-minute address to Democrats, applauding them for being the ´resistance´ against President Donald Trump. She urged her party to ´keep fighting and keep the faith,´ while adding, ´I´ll be there right with you every step of the way.´ Clinton´s message was released in conjunction with the Democrats´ meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, where they´ll decide new Democratic National Committee leadership tomorrow. But Clinton´s frequent forays back into the limelight suggest she could still write another political chapter post-2016. She´s called out the new president several times on Twitter, writing simply ´3-0´

White House hand-picks select
media outlets for briefing

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The Hill, by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/24/2017 3:28:20 PM     Post Reply
The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN. The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News were among the other news organizations not permitted to attend.

DNC Transgender Spox Turns Into Stuttering
Mess When Tucker Asks About Science

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Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/25/2017 2:06:43 AM     Post Reply
A transgender advocate struggled to answer simple questions about the science of gender identity in a discussion about former President Obama’s transgender bathroom decree Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Let’s move from the politics to the science,” Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex. “There’s no biological anchor to sex anymore. It’s all determined by the individual,” he said. “So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person’s male or female? Is there some absolute standard people

Is Hillary Clinton Going to Be
on Dancing With the Stars?

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Mediaite, by Lindsey Ellefson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/23/2017 10:09:46 PM     Post Reply
According to an exclusive in Us Weekly, Hillary Clinton was approached about being on Dancing with the Stars‘s 24th season. The Democratic former nominee for president declined the offer, although her shimmy would have undoubtedly won her the popular vote. According to an exclusive in Us Weekly, Hillary Clinton was approached about being on Dancing with the Stars‘s 24th season. The Democratic former nominee for president declined the offer, although her shimmy would have undoubtedly won her the popular vote.

Pope Francis Condemns Europe’s
Ancient Walls against Islam

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Frontpage Magazine, by Raymond Ibrahim    Original Article
Posted By: dst4life- 2/25/2017 7:57:13 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few days ago when he said, “Muslim terrorism does not

   

 

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Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?
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Smithsonian Magazine, by Tim Folger    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/24/2017 5:01:52 PM     Post Reply
On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high gables. The wooden roof, rafters and doors collapsed and rotted away long ago. Now sheep come and go at will, munching wild thyme where devout Norse Christian converts once knelt in prayer. The Vikings called this fjord Hvalsey, which means “Whale Island” in Old Norse. It was here that Sigrid Bjornsdottir wed Thorstein Olafsson on Sunday, September

Democrats Come Up With a Practical
Way to “Banish” Trump: Witchcraft

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PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/24/2017 5:58:29 PM     Post Reply
Tonight is the big night: all across the country, witches will gather to light candles and mutter incantations in hopes of evicting President Trump from the White House: "Men and women from around the world are planning to gather and cast a spell at midnight that will stop President Trump from doing harm while also possibly banishing him from office." (Snip) The idea is that these witchcraft events will continue until Trump is “driven from office.” There is a chant, too. It begins: Hear me, oh spirits / Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air / Heavenly hosts / Demons of the infernal

Melania and Ivanka´s plastic
feminism cover up Trump´s misogyny

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CNN, by jill Filipovic    Original Article
Posted By: heartsurgeon- 2/25/2017 10:13:14 AM     Post Reply
In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn´t ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That´s what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women´s issues" and "women´s difficulties." Trump didn´t specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."

Why Are Some Conservatives
Still Defending
the Abhorrent Milo Yiannopoulos?

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/24/2017 4:39:31 AM     Post Reply
Milo Yiannopoulos is neither a free speech martyr nor a conservative. Rather, he is a flamboyant and provocative troll. Ross Douthat accurately describes him this way: [He is] a gay cross-dressing Catholic part-Jewish Brit who likes to boast about his sexual appetite, favors "ironic" racial and misogynist humor, and not occasionally describes the president of the United States as “Daddy.” Daily Beast media columnist Lloyd Grove views him as: ... [an] embattled Donald Trump groupie and alt-right provocateur -- who usually baits African Americans, Jews, women, transgender people, and his fellow gay men at his various speaking engagements in a merry tone of

Tucker Carlson -VS- DNC Senior
Adviser “I’m Every Woman Argument”…

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/24/2017 9:25:30 AM     Post Reply
Zac Petkanas, Democrat National Committee Senior Adviser, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s TV show to explain the DNC position that a persons gender is what they say it is. The argument is fraught with downstream impact, because if a person’s gender is what they say it is at any given moment in time – then there’s immediately no such thing as Sexism or gender driven ERA laws. You cannot be sued for hiring all males, because some of those males can instantaneously be women, and you’re not allowed to ask about their gender when hiring…. because it’s a protected category… see where

   

 

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Bar Complaint Filed Against Kellyanne
Conway for False Statements to Media

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Law Newz, by Ronn Blitzer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/23/2017 8:01:46 PM     Post Reply
A group of law professors have filed a misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, claiming that she violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys by giving false statements to the media. (Snip) The complaint states that attorneys holding public office “have a higher obligation to avoid conduct involving dishonest [sic], fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation than other lawyers.” Conway allegedly failed to live up to that obligation when she referred to a “Bowling Green Massacre” as justification for President Trump’s travel ban, even though “Ms. Conway knew there was no massacre.” The complaint also says that Conway made another false statement

   

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