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Posts on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hillary sends weird Sunday tweet complaining
to Hasbro about ‘Trump words’ in
Scrabble app. Folks play along.
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 10:38:09 PM Post Reply
Either Hillary Clinton has a weird sense of humor, or she’s awfully uptight. In a tweet posted Sunday morning, the failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee and former secretary of state complained to Habsro about the approved words list for its game Scrabble. And in doing so, she took some shots at President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani. “Earlier this month, Scrabble updated its list of approved words for game play for the first time in four years (‘ivesssapology’ and ‘covfefe’ were not among them),” she wrote. “But those changes aren’t yet reflected in the Scrabble app. 👎 Where are we on this, @Hasbro?” Look:
Tester: I Have Not Seen A
Democratic Candidate Who Appears
Capable of Winning Back Rural America
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 10:33:58 PM Post Reply
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) said he has not yet seen a Democratic presidential candidate with a shot of winning back rural America during an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday."You gave a speech making the case that Democrats actually do have a shot at winning back rural america. But you said they can't promise things that don't make sense like free college or jobs for everybody. Have you seen a Democratic candidate that fits that description for you?" host Margaret Brennan asked."No, but I have seen some policies come out of some Democrats that fit that description," Tester said. "And I think it's important that we
Joe Biden’s campaign of limited exposure:
How long can he keep it up?
Posted by NorthernDog 5/26/2019 7:47:05 PM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to enjoy ice cream with New Hampshire voters to celebrate Memorial Day. He won’t be far from former congressman John Delaney, another presidential candidate, who’s in the midst of his 19th trip to the state and plans an itinerary that includes four barbecues, one parade and a wreath-laying. In Iowa, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is rolling through the cornfields in an RV, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveils a “Family Bill of Rights” and tours an ethanol plant. And here’s former vice president Joe Biden’s agenda for the holiday weekend, according to his campaign:
Greece’s Tsipras Calls Snap Elections
After Stinging EU Defeat
Posted by PageTurner 5/26/2019 7:37:56 PM Post Reply
Greece is headed to a snap election after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suffered a crushing defeat in European Parliament elections. The vote could come as early as June 30, after the 44-year-old leftist leader admitted the outcome left him little choice. His main opposition, New Democracy, scored about 10 percentage points more than the premier’s own Syriza party. Tsipras has shown himself to be the ultimate political survivor but he will have a hard time staying in the game after such a beating.
Looks like India's Modi getting same fake-
news treatment Trump gets on minorities
Posted by PageTurner 5/26/2019 7:28:22 PM Post Reply
India's conservative-populist President Narendra Modi won a big re-election victory this past week and the press is doing a number on him: Forecast correct, they're yelling racism. Get a load of some of these doomsday headlines: India’s Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi -The Guardian How Narendra Modi Seduced India With Envy and Hate -Op-Ed, New York Times A Modi Victory Puts India’s 200 Million Muslims in Danger -The Nation
In UK, Farage's Brexit party storms to EU election victory replies
Posted by IowaDad 5/26/2019 6:41:06 PM Post Reply
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was set to storm to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, early results showed. The country's two main parties, May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, hemorrhaged support while smaller pro-EU parties did well: the Liberal Democrats were in second place, according to a BBC projection.
Massive Victory for Conservative Nationalists in European Elections… replies
Posted by tyshab 5/26/2019 6:30:32 PM Post Reply
Polls are all closed. Election results are beginning to come in fast. The overall result in the European (EU) Parliamentary Election reflects massive gains for conservative nationalists in Italy, Greece, France, Poland, Hungary, Austria, U.K. and others… Over 400 million people can vote in 28 countries, seven of which held ballots between Thursday and Saturday, with the remainder voting today, Sunday.
10 people shot at block party in Chesapeake,
one man confirmed dead, police say
Posted by Ribicon 5/26/2019 6:07:26 PM Post Reply
Chesapeake—One man died and nine others were injured when gunfire erupted at a block party Saturday in the Holly Cove neighborhood, making it one of the city's most violent incidents in the past several years. Nearly 24 hours later, police still have not identified any suspects or revealed what led to the shooting near the Portsmouth border. None of the nine other gunshot victims face life-threatening injuries, though the situation remained fluid on Sunday, police spokesman Leo Kosinski said.(Snip) "I am shocked," Mayor Rick West said when he learned of the shooting. "Holly Cove has its share of crime
Discipline or treatment? Schools
rethinking vaping response
Posted by Ken M. 5/26/2019 4:58:00 PM Post Reply
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school traditionally has emphasized discipline for those caught with e-cigarettes. Punishments become increasingly severe with each offense, from in-school suspensions to out-of-school suspensions and, eventually, notification of law enforcement.
Amid feud with Trump, Washington Post
offers timely piece declaring Nancy
Pelosi a ‘fashion icon’
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 4:48:54 PM Post Reply
With Speaker Nancy Pelosi locking horns with President Donald Trump in a battle that is getting increasingly personal, the Washington Post is out with a timely piece calling the 79-year-old California Democrat a “fashion icon.” Describing Pelosi as “a recipe for stylish feminine authority with a healthy dose of attitude,” fashion journalist Christina Binkley doesn’t even try to hide her adulation for the Democrat leader. From the Magazine: She may not acknowledge it, but Nancy Pelosi is a fashion icon https://t.co/d7eJkXjboH — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 21, 2019-In the article, Binkley props up Pelosi as a master effortlessly manipulating Trump
Time Columnist Fabricates Viral Trump Quote,
Media and Politicians Spread Fake News….
Posted by Trapper 5/26/2019 4:23:40 PM Post Reply
Ian Bremmer is a professor at New York University; a columnist with Time Magazine and has 428,000 Twitter followers. Earlier today he fabricated a Trump quote out of thin air, and thousands of followers and politicians instantly shared it: [snip] Professor Bremmer was challenged on the quote he attributed to President Trump during his state visit to Japan. Instead of admitting he made the entire thing up, Bremmer deletes the quote and offers no apology.
Fox News Stumping for 2020 Hillary
Posted by Cavallodifiero 5/26/2019 4:20:47 PM Post Reply
It wasn’t CNN or MSNBC that resurrected Hillary Clinton in a perky picture over a story indicating that Obama’s former Secretary of State may be running for 2020 election, it was—FOX NEWS. When’s the last time anyone saw a front page picture of Clinton being presented as perky? Today, on Fox News is when
21 shot, 3 fatally so far in
Chicago during Memorial Day weekend
Posted by NorthernDog 5/26/2019 3:46:53 PM Post Reply
As Memorial Day weekend wore on, by Sunday morning Chicago police had responded to the shootings of 21 people, three of whom died from their injuries, officials said. The grim tally was only expected to increase as a shooting Sunday about 6 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Throop Street in Englewood is said to have left two dead and two injured. The shooting was possibly in retaliation for an earlier one in the same neighborhood on West Hastings Street, which also left a man dead, investigators said. Details on that shooting, in which four people were struck, were
Liz Cheney: Strzok-Page texts sound ‘like a coup,’ could be ‘treason’ replies
Posted by Harlowe 5/26/2019 3:42:10 PM Post Reply
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, said in an interview that aired Sunday that text messages between former FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page “sound an awful lot like a coup” and could even be treason. (Snip) "In my view when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the law enforcement of this nation saying things like that, that sounds an awful lot like a coup--and it could well be treason and I think we need to know more,” she said.
Dad's in prison. Mom was on parole.
He's running for San Francisco DA
Posted by poster 5/26/2019 3:25:03 PM Post Reply
Standing in front of a group of potential donors in a well-appointed home, Chesa Boudin began a stump speech that would perhaps only fly in what was once the epicenter of the counterculture. “I was in diapers when my parents left me with the baby sitter to participate in an armored car robbery,” he said. “They never came home.”Boudin, 38, is campaigning for an unlikely role for someone whose parents, operatives in the 1960s radical left-wing group the Weather Underground, went to prison for their roles as getaway drivers in a botched stickup that left three men — including two police officers — dead.
The MLK tapes: Secret FBI recordings accuse
Martin Luther King Jr of watching and
laughing as a pastor raped a woman,
having 40 extramarital affairs - and they
are under lock in a U.S. archive, claims
Posted by earlybird 5/26/2019 2:45:31 PM Post Reply
Secret FBI tapes that accuse Martin Luther King Jr of having extramarital affairs with '40 to 45 women' and even claim he 'looked on and laughed' as a pastor friend raped a parishioner exist, an author has claimed. The civil rights hero was also heard allegedly joking he was the founder of the 'International Association for the Advancement of P***y-Eaters' on an agency recording that was obtained by bugging his room, according to the sensational claims made by biographer David Garrow - a Pulitzer prize-winning author and biographer of MLK.
How National Injunctions
Create Constitutional Chaos
Posted by earlybird 5/26/2019 1:49:16 PM Post Reply
Nationwide injunctions—when a single district court judge can halt the enforcement of a law or policy across the country—have been stymying President Trump’s agenda from the get-go. (Snip) encouraged plaintiffs to forum shop—to seek the jurisdiction most friendly to their cause. It’s no accident that nearly all of the national injunctions issued against the Trump Administration have come from deep blue states.This has also resulted in a measure of judicial absurdity. Individual judges have declared that President Trump cannot undo actions by executive order, despite the fact that many of those same actions were created by executive
Rev. Franklin Graham Calls Day
of Prayer for Trump
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 1:29:28 PM Post Reply
Evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham is leading a group of more than 250 Christian leaders in calling for June 2 to be a “special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.” (FB Post) Graham posted his call to Facebook, asking for Americans to respond to his post: President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God
Legendary Packers Quarterback Bart Starr Dies At Age 85 replies
Posted by john56 5/26/2019 1:28:09 PM Post Reply
The quarterback who guided the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and was as popular as any figure in franchise history has died. Bart Starr, who served as the extension of coach Vince Lombardi on the field during the Packers’ glory days of the 1960s, has died, his family said Sunday He was 85.
The Declassification Directive Gives
Pelosi, Schumer and Small Group
Few Options…
Posted by earlybird 5/26/2019 12:32:33 PM Post Reply
When President Trump announced the futility of attempting an infrastructure bill with Pelosi and Schumer as they simultaneously tried to impeach him, the president certainly knew he was going to issue a declassification memo within hours.The declassification directive to AG Bill Barr creates a dynamic ensuring Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will align with the former intelligence officials and further attack the offices of the President and Attorney General; they have few options.(Snip)except to manufacture a narrative shield and accuse the President of unethical, immoral and criminal conduct. See: Pelosi’ recent “cover-up” charge.
Racism: Is There Anything It
Can’t Do?
Posted by mc squared 5/26/2019 12:17:07 PM Post Reply
This claim is so stupid that I can’t even give it one of our coveted Green Weenie Awards: Racial Resentment May Be Fueling Climate Denial. After Barack Obama took office, white Americans were less likely to see climate change as a serious problem, according to a recent paper published in the journal Environmental Politics. The study further finds evidence of a link between racial resentment and climate change denial. This is not to suggest that all climate deniers are racists, merely that racial resentment may, in part, be driving climate denial. I got curious, naturally. Here’s the abstract of the underlying “academic” paper:
JPMorgan Chase accused of
purging accounts of conservative
Posted by mc squared 5/26/2019 12:04:34 PM Post Reply
Conservative activists are calling out America’s largest financial institution charging they are being targeted. JPMorgan Chase is under fire for closing the bank accounts of several customers in the conservative movement as other right-wingers are threatening to close their accounts unless the bank plays nice. “If Jamie Dimon can’t absolutely guarantee that Chase Bank won’t ever discriminate against conservatives, conservatives should consider banking elsewhere,” warned David Almasi, vice president of the conservative-leaning National Center for Public Policy Research, referring to JPMorgan’s chairman and CEO.
John McCain recited names of
dictators during Trump's inauguration
ceremony, according to Amy Klobuchar
Posted by NorthernDog 5/26/2019 11:55:08 AM Post Reply
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the late Sen. John McCain compared President Donald Trump to notable dictators aloud during the president's 2017 inauguration ceremony. Speaking in Iowa on a campaign stop ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Klobuchar said she was seated next to Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and longtime Republican McCain, who "knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation." "I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were
Trump never revoked John
Brennan's security clearance
Posted by happywarrior 5/26/2019 11:13:13 AM Post Reply
President Trump never revoked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. The president announced in August that Brennan's security clearance was being stripped due to "erratic behavior" that disqualified him from having access to sensitive information. But the White House never followed through with the complicated bureaucratic process of revocation, a source told the New York Times. A CIA spokesperson declined to comment, telling the Washington Examiner the agency does not discuss individual security clearances. The White House did not immediately return a request for comment. The revelation comes after Trump gave Attorney General William Barr "full and complete authority to
Alligator attack leaves Florida woman
with 'significant' bite injuries, rescuers say
Posted by NorthernDog 5/26/2019 11:05:12 AM Post Reply
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Paramedics responded to Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St. John Saturday after a woman was bitten by an alligator. Brevard County Fire Rescue said the woman had "significant" bite injuries and was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the age of the victim or the circumstances leading up to the bite. Gator trapper Frank Robb responded to the scene after a call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. He was able to locate the gator in the area where the bite took place. Robb was able to lure out the
The press serves the Deep State replies
Posted by earlybird 5/26/2019 10:13:30 AM Post Reply
Before it was written, the American press demanded President Donald John Trump release the Mueller Report. He did. Now the president plans to release more documents concerning the spying on his campaign by Obama. He has asked Bill Barr to do so. The press is alarmed. The Washington Post said, "President Trump's new executive order giving the attorney general broad authority to declassify government secrets threatens to expose U.S. intelligence sources."That is from the newspaper that published the Pentagon Papers. The story won a Pulitzer.
Green Berets Make Sure Brothers Buried
at Arlington Are Not Forgotten
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 8:40:29 AM Post Reply
Arlington National Cemetery— Most have deployed in the double-digit figures — all over the world, and to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times.But one thing remains the same — their yearly trek to Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fallen Green Beret brothers.The Special Forces Brotherhood Motorcycle Club and its various chapters from all over the country gather every year at the Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice.During a visit to the cemetery on Saturday, they began at the grave of President John F. Kennedy, and headed over to Section 60 — where veterans of the wars against terror are buried.
“How Many More Children Must Die?”–
Ilhan Omar Accuses US of Atrocities
on Border
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 8:35:01 AM Post Reply
Following the smear by Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) that the Border Patrol is intentionally killing migrant children, fellow freshman Democrat leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) accused the United States of committing atrocities on the border. (Photo)Underwood’s inflammatory statement was made during a House hearing on Wednesday and was “taken down” by a majority committee vote on strict party lines 9-7 with 10 absent Democrats enabling the GOP a rare committee vote victory.
Sweet and Seemly it Still Is
to Die for One's Country
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 8:30:20 AM Post Reply
Adapting the phrase from the Roman poet Horace, Wilfred Owen during World War I turned "it is was sweet and seemly to die for one’s country" into an anti-war poem. He may have had a point when it came to that war, a war that destroyed the very best of Europe’s young men and, in my view, set it on a downward spiral. Today Western Europe, with all its glorious architecture, art, and music seems like a living Disneyland.Take, for example, the fire that gobbled up the roof and spire of one of Paris’ most enduring symbols, Notre Dame. The cathedral was built over a long period of time
A Few Other Ways Laredo
Is Better Than Los Angeles
Posted by StormCnter 5/26/2019 8:26:45 AM Post Reply
With approximately four thousand things happening every day that would, in previous eras, have dominated the news cycle for three months, it’s easy to lose track of events that might once have been considered headline news. For example: Did you remember that the U.S. is in the middle of a trade war with China? There are a lot of consequences to that—China no longer buys U.S. oil; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts a GDP drop of 0.7 percent by 2021 as global growth slows; consumer goods that are made in China are getting much more expensive—but in addition to the global economic implications, there’s one fact
Donald Trump: Jussie Smollett Hoax a
‘Hate Crime’ Against My Supporters
Posted by Maryland_Patriot 5/26/2019 8:10:19 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump ripped television actor Jussie Smollett on Saturday, after the actor’s embarrassing hoax accusing Trump supporters of attacking him. “In addition to great incompetence and corruption, The Smollett case in Chicago is also about a Hate Crime,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump commented during his trip to Japan, at about 5:43 a.m. where he was staying. He referred to Smollett’s phony story that he was attacked by two Trump supporters who shouted, “This is MAGA Country!” before they accosted him in the city of Chicago.
Europe’s voters elect new parliament
as nationalism mounts
Posted by Maryland_Patriot 5/26/2019 8:04:07 AM Post Reply
Brussels — Across the continent of Europe, anti-EU populists and proponents of closer unity made a final push for support Sunday as 21 nations went to the polls in up a continent-wide battle for influence at the European Parliament. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return power to national governments are expected to make gains, though mainstream parties are tipped to hold onto power in the 751-seat legislature that sits in both Brussels and Strasbourg. The election began on Thursday, but most of the EU’s 28 member states, including the biggest of all, Germany and France, are voting on Sunday, and the results are expected overnight.
Remember when they told you Avenatti
would be the next president?
Posted by Hazymac 5/26/2019 7:42:16 AM Post Reply
For a normal person, finding out that you're not being charged with criminal conspiracy with a foreign government would be great enough news. But to find out that your former mistress's attorney is facing criminal charges from two separate U.S. attorneys for two separate sets of crimes? That's just raw, unadulterated schadenfreude for the president of the United States. Part-time #Resistance hero and full-time Trump foe Michael Avenatti finally graduated from media grifting and refusing to pay back creditors to big boy crimes, and he now faces upwards of a century in the clinker. A U.S. attorney's office in California has charged Avenatti
Bragg boot display honors
fallen service members
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 6:13:29 AM Post Reply
More than 7,500 boots on display at Fort Bragg this month served as a temporary memorial to service members from all branches who have died since 9/11.The boots — which had the service members’ photos and dates of death — were on display for Fort Bragg’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual Run, Honor and Remember 5k on May 18 and for the 82nd Airborne Division’s run that kicked off All American Week. “It shows the families the service members are still remembered, honored and not forgotten,” said Charlotte Watson, program manager of Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services.
Facebook Rejects Ad for Dennis Prager’s
‘No Safe Spaces’ Screening as ‘Partisan’
Posted by M2 5/26/2019 5:54:06 AM Post Reply
Facebook has rejected an advertisement for a screening of Dennis Prager’s new film No Safe Spaces over a charter school’s refusal to identify the event as “partisan.” According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, Facebook has rejected an advertisement for a screening of Dennis Prager’s new No Safe Spaces film, on the grounds that screening’s host refused to answer intrusive questions about the nature of the event. Matt Beaudreau, the CEO of the charter school where the event is scheduled to take place, told the Hollywood Reporter that they refuse to identify the event as “partisan” because the school is not a political entity. “Facebook said
KKK-affiliated group drowned out by
protesters in Ohio
Posted by FlyRight 5/26/2019 5:42:09 AM Post Reply
They came to demonstrate white supremacy but were drowned out by far superior numbers of a diverse group that opposed them. Nine members of a KKK-affiliated group drew a roughly equal number of supporters to a rally Saturday in Dayton, Ohio. The racists, from Madison, Ind., covered their faces with bandannas as they carried a US flag, a Confederate flag and a KKK flag across the city’s Courthouse Square. Separated by concrete barricades, fences
LOL: Liberals Are Triggered By Facebook's
Decision To Leave Up Anti-Pelosi Video
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 5:34:30 AM Post Reply
Liberals are up in arms over a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that showed up on Facebook. The video was slowed down to make her appear confused and as if her age is finally catching up to her.Democrats brought the video to Facebook's attention, letting them know the video had been doctored. Facebook came back and said it didn't violate their terms of service, therefore, the video can stay.When conservatives were being censored, liberals looked the other way. When conservatives were being suspended, liberals said censorship wasn't taking place. In fact, Dems have been in favor of social media websites' censorship because the owners are liberals.
Ever Faithful replies
Posted by Piercentire 5/26/2019 5:27:53 AM Post Reply
It is impossible for us to imagine what it was really like to have been locked in a desperate fight on that small island in the Pacific. When they mustered out as Marines, they were young and idealistic. When they hit the beaches at Iwo Jima, most were still in their teens. After the guns finally went silent, the survivors were men. Men as hard as diamonds. They had seen and done unimaginable things. They changed the course of the war and were themselves, forever changed. We are left to wonder if the War Department understood the enormous price
President Trump Arrives at Mobara Country
Club for Golf With Prime Minister Abe
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 5:27:07 AM Post Reply
There is cool; there is really cool; and then there is landing at Mobara Country Club on a Marine-One chopper for a round of golf cool… just sayin’.[Pool] Barely a cloud in the sky as POTUS landed in Marine-One at 9:05 am (10:05pm EDT) where at least 13 golf carts awaited. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dressed in a blue blazer and white pants, rolled up to Marine-One in a golf cart to meet POTUS, who is wearing a red jacket and carrying a red hat in his hand. The two shook hands and walked together. The president waved at the pool. He did not respond to shouted questions.
Donald Trump presents trophy at
Tokyo sumo wrestling event
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 5:20:14 AM Post Reply
MOBARA, Japan — President Donald Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions.The honor given to Trump was part of a charm offensive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued Sunday as he courted the president with three things close to his heart: wrestling matches, cheeseburgers and golf. Call it sumo diplomacy. The president, first lady Melania Trump, Abe and his wife, Akie, joined an estimated 11,500 fans who packed Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium to watch
The Democrats and the Squanderer replies
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 5:17:06 AM Post Reply
Ever since the new Congress was sworn in on 3 January 2019, nearly five months ago, there have been nonstop clown shows led by Democrat leaders of House committees. House rules that were drawn by Speaker Pelosi in late 2018 were specific to target President Trump, leading to impeachment. The plan was sidetracked with the Weissmann-Mueller report findings. It does not matter that there is a crisis at the border. They took the Alfred E. Neuman slogan to heart: "What, me worry?"
Naomi Wolf was destroyed
by her research bias
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 4:19:51 AM Post Reply
Naomi Wolf went on Matthew Sweet’s BBC show Sounds to promote her new book Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love, but she wasn’t expecting the entire premise of the book to be taken apart, and she for sure wasn’t expecting it to have it happen in a few short minutes. The book is about the poet John Addington Symonds, and the increased prosecution of homosexuality in the 19th century and onward, resulting in contemporary pervasive homophobic views. But it kind of doesn’t matter if she’s right or wrong, because she misread the research rather dramatically. Wolf’s claim is that backlash against homosexuality in the late 1800’s was about curtailing behaviour
Trump never revoked John
Brennan's security clearance
Posted by Pluperfect 5/26/2019 4:14:17 AM Post Reply
President Trump never revoked former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. The president announced in August that Brennan's security clearance was being stripped due to "erratic behavior" that disqualified him from having access to sensitive information. But the White House never followed through with the complicated bureaucratic process of revocation, a source told the New York Times. A CIA spokesperson declined to comment, telling the Washington Examiner the agency does not discuss individual security clearances. The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.
Remember the Fallen, and Their Cause replies
Posted by Pluperfect 5/26/2019 4:11:20 AM Post Reply
It’s easy to think of Memorial Day as just another patriotic summer holiday. Along with Independence Day, Memorial Day is a reason to fly the flag, fire up the grill, and remember those who have fought for our country. But unlike Veterans Day, which honors all those who have worn the uniform, Memorial Day pays tribute specifically to the fallen. That’s an important distinction, but there’s another distinction that Memorial Day doesn’t make: the reason our soldiers died. Memorial Day honors the sacrifice, in other words, but not the causes that inspired people to die for their country. The United States does not commemorate the end of specific wars. In 1954,
Theresa May: A Political Obituary replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 4:06:22 AM Post Reply
On Friday, Theresa May, perhaps the worst Conservative prime minister in recent history, announced her resignation outside of number 10 Downing Street. She will step down effective June 7. “I have done my best,” she insisted. “I have done everything I can. . . . I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success seemed high.” She went on: For many years, the great humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved the lives of hundreds of children by arranging their evacuation from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia through Kindertransport, was my constituent in Maidenhead. At another time of political controversy, a few years before his death,
Why Liberals Hate Chick-fil-A replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 4:03:05 AM Post Reply
We ate lunch at a Chick-fil-A today. When we entered the restaurant, the first thing we saw was an empty table that was set up to honor fallen military personnel over the Memorial Day weekend. There was a red rose, a folded flag, an inverted glass and an open Bible, along with text explaining the elements of the display. Click to enlarge:(Snip for photo) Chick-fil-A is unabashedly pro-American. I suspect that is the real reason for the animus that so many liberals bear against the company. There was a time when liberals were generally patriotic. George McGovern is a good example: he was wrong on just
Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Converge On Washington For The Last Time replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 3:56:33 AM Post Reply
Every Memorial Day, hundreds of thousands of motorcycles rumble through Washington, D.C., to honor veterans and prisoners of war. They call themselves Rolling Thunder, and this Sunday will be their 32nd ride. It will also be their last. “We thought about it and thought about it. It’s a shame that we’re stopping it. I’m sad in a way, but in another way I’m glad,” said Sgt. Artie Muller, who served in the 4th U.S. Infantry Division in Vietnam. Muller co-founded Rolling Thunder Inc., the nonprofit that organizes the ride, in 1987, and currently serves as its executive director. Rolling Thunder attracts a patriotic, leather-loving crowd to Washington.
How the Kennedy family is
trying to strip Trump of his power
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 3:50:34 AM Post Reply
HERSHEY, Pa. — Chuck Duncan is not the kind of guy who sits on the sidelines. Duncan, who serves in the National Guard and was deployed to Jordan last year, was outraged when his local board of supervisors decided to raise property taxes to pay for a $32 million community center here. “I saw that as irresponsible, so I decided to run. It was as simple as that,” Duncan said. On Tuesday night, he battled it out in a three-way primary for Derry Township supervisor — and won. Duncan is one of several local candidates in Pennsylvania being funded by the new Kennedy Democrats PAC,
Utah judge suspended for bashing
Trump online and in court
Posted by Pluperfect 5/26/2019 3:45:17 AM Post Reply
The Utah Supreme Court suspended a judge for six months without pay this week over disparaging remarks he made about President Trump both online and in his courtroom. The court ruling points to several instances where Judge Michael Kwan, who has sat on the justice court bench for the City of Taylorsville for two decades, violated Utah’s judicial code of conduct. Kwan made a biting remark about Trump’s polices during an exchange with a defendant in January 2017. The defendant said he planned to pay off his court fines when he got his tax return money back. Kwan mocked him for thinking he’d be getting money back with Trump in office.
Admiral McRaven recalls talk
with troops before Bin
Laden raid: 'Just do your job'
Posted by Pluperfect 5/26/2019 3:36:02 AM Post Reply
As a team of U.S. Navy Seals prepared to take down the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, Admiral William McRaven had some frank words for his troops. While recalling that raid during an interview on "Fox & Friends," McRaven said he treated the raid like "any other mission." "What I told the guys was, 'look, it is going to be easy to get overcome by the moment but just do your job.'" He told Pete Hegseth that the raid felt different given that if former Al Qaeda leader Usama Bin Laden was in that Pakistani compound, his troops would be taking part
Tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma;
fatalities confirmed: reports
Posted by Pluperfect 5/26/2019 3:32:02 AM Post Reply
Severe damage, including fatalities, occurred after a fierce tornado struck in El Reno, Okla., on Saturday night, according to local police and media reports. "Right now, El Reno needs your prayers," Mayor Matt White told the Oklahoman newspaper of Oklahoma City. The tornado is believed to have touched down in the area of Highway 81 and Interstate 40, FOX 25 of Oklahoma City reported. The station confirmed that a motel and a mobile-home park in the area were struck.
Soldier seen placing flag at Tomb of
Unknown Soldier during torrential rain
Posted by Tianne 5/26/2019 12:52:14 AM Post Reply
An “Old Guard” soldier who was photographed placing a small American flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a severe thunderstorm is drawing notice ahead of Memorial Day. The storm hit Thursday in D.C. as members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, better known as “The Old Guard,” were planting flags at each grave at the cemetery as they do each year at this time. “During the storm, one of the most extraordinary displays of discipline and dedication to duty ever to be witnessed at Arlington National Cemetery was taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” the Old Guard’s Facebook page said in a post.
Trump, in Japan, sides with Kim Jong
Un in war of insults with
Joe Biden
Posted by JoniTx 5/26/2019 12:04:44 AM Post Reply
President Trump spent his first morning in Japan on Sunday stoking new controversies, as he sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a war of words with former Vice President Joe Biden and appeared to dismiss concerns from his Japanese hosts that Kim’s recent missile tests pose a security threat. The president’s latest provocative words came in a tweet on the first day of a three-day trip that is supposed to be high on symbolism and goodwill for America’s close allies in Japan.
Gibson's Bakery rests case v. Oberlin College replies
Posted by Harlowe 5/26/2019 12:00:38 AM Post Reply
ELYRIA — After nearly two weeks of testimony, the attorneys for Gibson’s Bakery rested their case Thursday morning in the civil trial against Oberlin College. The testimony wrapped up with the cross-examination of David Gibson, one of the owners of the bakery. Gibson’s testimony started Tuesday, and the case was not in court Wednesday.(Snip) On Tuesday, David Gibson testified that Raimondo and Oberlin College Chief of Staff Ferdinand Protzman each gave him their business card, with their personal cell phone numbers written on them, and asked him to call them, rather than the police, when an Oberlin College student was caught
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