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Lisa Page breaks silence, saying
Trump's 'fake orgasm' forced her to
speak out
Posted by DVC 12/1/2019 11:38:56 PM Post Reply
“Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back." With those striking words in interview published late Sunday, Lisa Page, the ex-FBI lawyer who carried on an extramarital affair with former FBI head of counterintelligence Peter Strzok as the two exchanged anti-Trump text messages, said she was breaking her silence. The 39-year-old Page was referring to Trump's comments about her and Strzok at an October rally in Minneapolis. During that rally, Trump performed a passionate, dramatic reading of Strzok and Page's text messages, which were sent as Strzok was overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign
Obama: 'I Don't Care' Whether You'll Like the
Nominee, Just Vote Democrat
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 8:43:58 PM Post Reply
On Thursday, former President Barack Obama was the main guest at a fundraiser in Silicon Valley. When asked a question about the many candidates running, he told those present that he couldn't care less whether they'd like the eventual nominee. They just have to vote for him/her/it. "Everybody needs to chill out about the candidates, but gin up about the prospect of rallying behind whoever emerges from this process," Obama told the millionaire techies according to far-left news channel CNN. "There will be differences" between them, he added, "but I want us to make sure that we keep in mind that, relative to the ultimate goal,
Clueless Millionaire Calls For End of Capitalism,
Says It's 'Killing Us'
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 8:37:15 PM Post Reply
Millionaire actor Mark Ruffalo wants to "Hulk smash" capitalism. Having already used the free market system to get rich, he wants to make sure nobody else can follow in his footsteps save the world from filthy lucre, or something. "It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future," Ruffalo tweeted on Sunday, apparently oblivious to the fact that capitalism has enriched him and his three children. [Tweet] The actor tweeted this along with a Time article by Anand Giridharadas which calls for a new revolution against America's current "Gilded Age." Ruffalo has long been known for liberal advocacy,
U.S.-China trade deal "stalled
because of Hong Kong legislation"
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 8:06:00 PM Post Reply
A trade deal between the United States and China was now "stalled because of Hong Kong legislation," news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing a source close to U.S. President Donald Trump's negotiating team. The deal was stalled also because time was needed to allow Chinese President Xi Jinping's domestic politics to calm, the report added, citing the unnamed source.China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that legislation signed by Trump on Wednesday backing protesters in Hong Kong was a serious interference in Chinese affairs
White House: Trump will not take part in
Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 7:51:45 PM Post Reply
The White House formally told Capitol Hill Democrats on Sunday that the president and his advisers will not participate in Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearings. White House counsel Pat Cipollone sent the notification letter Sunday to Rep. Jerry Nadler, New York Democrat and Judiciary chairman, complaining about unfair and uncertain processes. “We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings,” Mr. Cipollone wrote. Mr. Cipollone also said the academic nature of the hearing makes White House involvement pointless and underlines its fairness concerns.
U.S. Reports First Month in 70 Years as Net
Exporter of Oil
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 7:49:30 PM Post Reply
Remember a few years ago when the United States was heavily dependent on foreign oil and experts were telling us we'd be a slave to OPEC forever? I remember it well. We fought wars for oil, undermined unfriendly governments for oil, but in the end, we were at the mercy of others for our oil supply. Our economy was held hostage by OPEC, as even a small change in the price of oil would send markets reeling and slow economic growth. But in September, that all pretty much ended. For the first time since records were kept beginning in 1949, the United States became a net exporter of oil.
14 killed in Burkina Faso
church attack: regional govt
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 7:36:52 PM Post Reply
Ouagadougou - Fourteen people were killed in an attack Sunday on a church in eastern Burkina Faso where places of worship have suffered a string of Islamist assaults this year, the regional government said. "Unidentified armed men" carried out the attack during a Sunday service at a Protestant church in the town of Hantoukoura near the border with Niger, the government statement said. "This attack unfortunately left 14 dead and many wounded," it said. (Snip) The poor West African country has suffered a series of attacks on Christian targets since February, leaving 21 dead before Sunday's attack. Burkina Faso's population is around two-thirds Muslim and one-third Christian.
John Kerry comes up with a politico-
celebrity cavalcade to lecture us on global warming
Posted by PageTurner 12/1/2019 7:30:39 PM Post Reply
Welp. Looks like having just one Davos, that unholy celebrity-business-politico festival of globaloney held in elite Switzerland, isn't enough. John Kerry is creating what sounds like another, a cavalcade of the usual big names of has-beens and never-brains for the purpose of lecturing all us pudknockers about global warming, jetting in and out on plumes of carbon compounds. He calls it "World War Zero" because we're supposed to be panicking, and thus, giving up our tremendous freedoms and way of life to ... them, probably so they can make money.
Clip of Joe Biden Sharing Story of
Young Kids Rubbing His Hairy
Legs in the Pool Goes Viral
Posted by Hazymac 12/1/2019 6:23:14 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden seems to be making headlines for all the wrong reasons these days. First, he bit his wife's finger for some reason while she was giving a speech. On Sunday, an old video clip of him is making the rounds on social media. “And by the way, you know, I sit on the stand, and it get hot, I got hairy legs that ... turn blonde in the sun and the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and watch the hair come back up again. They'd look at it. So, I learned about roaches,
Ratcliffe Says He Knows The Reason
Schiff Won’t Release ICIG Michael
Atkinson’s Transcript
Posted by earlybird 12/1/2019 6:21:49 PM Post Reply
Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe hinted Saturday at the reason he believes House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff won’t release Michael Atkinson’s transcript. Ratcliffe suggested in a tweet that Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, might have revealed information about a possible connection between the whistleblower and members of Schiff’s staff. “It’s because I asked IG Atkinson about his ‘investigation’ into the contacts between Schiff’s staff and the person who later became the whistleblower. The transcript is classified ‘secret’ so Schiff can prevent you from seeing the answers to my questions,” he tweeted.
'Who?': Farmer who ignored Biden in
Iowa diner becomes conservative hero
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 6:21:37 PM Post Reply
Some conservatives praised an Iowa farmer after an image of him snubbing Democratic presidential Joe Biden made the rounds on social media.The picture, shared by Politico reporter Natasha Korecki, shows a man focused intently on a college football game as the former vice president approaches his table during a campaign stop."That time when former VP @joebiden is standing right next to you at the Corn Stalk Cafe and you just don’t care," Korecki said of the image. The man was not moved by Biden's presence and also seemed uninterested in the activity of reporters and flashing cameras.
Photo Essay: Villains of the #MeToo
Movement Featuring Michael Bloomberg
Posted by earlybird 12/1/2019 5:42:24 PM Post Reply
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg recently became the second billionaire (but first multibillionaire) to enter the 2020 Democratic primary. As a result, some of the journalists employed by his Bloomberg News media empire are leaving to join his campaign. The news outlet also announced it would not investigate Bloomberg or any of the other Democratic candidates running for president. Bloomberg News will not, presumably, publish any stories on Bloomberg's relationships with some of the most prominent villains of the #MeToo movement. Perhaps hobnobbing with (alleged) sexual predators and taking pictures with them is just an occupational hazard of living the multibillionaire lifestyle, but Bloomberg seems to have met a
Why the rush toward impeachment? replies
Posted by earlybird 12/1/2019 5:27:16 PM Post Reply
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, leader of the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, told colleagues Monday that impeachment is "an urgent matter that cannot wait." Why? Why is it so urgent that Trump, who has been in office for nearly three years and will stand for reelection in 11 months — why is it so urgent that he be impeached and removed this very moment? The reasons probably have more to do with Democratic political priorities than with anything Trump has done or will do. Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deny any political motive in impeaching the president. Perish the thought! Pelosi says Democrats are acting "sadly, prayerfully, [and]
Roseanne Barr Set to Appear at ‘Trumpettes’
Gala at Mar-a-Lago on Super Bowl Weekend
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 5:21:41 PM Post Reply
Comedienne and actress Roseanne Barr is scheduled to appear at the annual “Trumpettes” gala at Mar-a-Lago on Super Bowl weekend. The Palm Beach Post reported that Roseanne Barr is set to speak at the annual “Red, White, and Blue” event Feb. 1, the day before Super Bowl LIV. The Trumpettes’ official Facebook page also confirmed Barr’s scheduled appearance, adding that the gala is already sold out. Donald Trump, Jr. was previously announced as a guest for the annual celebration.The Trumpettes USA is an organization of women who support President Donald Trump. The group was founded by author Toni Holt Kramer,
President Trump to hold ‘Keep America
Great’ rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 5:14:52 PM Post Reply
President Trump is returning to the state that helped secure the first Republican victory in nearly three decades. The president is getting ready to hold a ‘Keep America Great’ rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, he provided a link to official tickets for his Pennsylvania rally on December 10th. (Tweet) Before President Trump, Democrat presidential candidates had previously won the state in every race since 1992. In a recent statement, Trump campaign Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner said the state is booming thanks to the president. He noted the president is delivering on his promises and looks forward to celebrating his successes with the
Adam Schiff Gives Democrats Only 24
Hours to Sign Impeachment Report
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 5:04:19 PM Post Reply
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is giving members of his committee just 24 hours to read and sign off on his report recommending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. As Breitbart News reported Friday, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler has previewed the report, and suggested it will include claims of “collusion” with Russia — as well as Ukraine, Russia’s enemy. And as reported Saturday, Schiff will provide the full report to committee members on Monday, who must sign off on Tuesday
Impeachment set to leave Buttigieg as only
top-tier 2020 Democrat campaigning full time
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 4:49:52 PM Post Reply
The end of Pete Buttigieg’s term as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Dec. 31 comes at a fortuitous time for him in the Democratic presidential race, freeing him from mayoral obligations a full month before the first state nominating contests begin while his competitors tend to Washington obligations. Buttigieg, 37, will become a full-time candidate as most of his primary competitors are due to be pulled away from Iowa and New Hampshire so they can sit in the Senate observing impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Joe Biden, 77, is the only other top-tier candidate able to campaign unrestricted,
At least 21 killed as Mexican cartel battles
police and army south of U.S. border
Posted by poster 12/1/2019 4:41:59 PM Post Reply
Dozens of cartel gunmen attacked a town hall in northern Mexico, triggering a running battle with security forces that left 21 dead by Sunday in a fresh sign of the deteriorating security around the country. The assault started at around noon on Saturday, the eve of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first anniversary in office. Polls show Mexicans regard the failure to curb violence as the greatest weakness of the generally popular leftist leader.
Catholic diocese denies Holy
Communion to gay Michigan judge
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 4:13:27 PM Post Reply
A church in Michigan denied Holy Communion to a state district court judge because she is married to a woman. Judge Sara Smolenski, the chief judge of Michigan’s 63rd District Court, received a call from the priest at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, requesting she not attend communion. “This is not about me against the priest, and it’s not really me against the church,” Smolenski told CNN. “This feels like selective discrimination. Why choose gay people, and why now?” (Snip) Because you and Linda are married in the state of Michigan, I’d like you to respect the church and not come to communion.'”
NBC host Chuck Todd blasts Republican
Senator John Kennedy for 'spreading
Vladimir Putin's lies' after he claimed ex-
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko 'worked'
for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 4:11:59 PM Post Reply
John Kennedy on Sunday accused Ukraine of assisting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, prompting NBC host Chuck Todd to compare the conservative senator to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'Russia was very aggressive and they're much more sophisticated. But the fact that Russia was so aggressive does not exclude the fact that President Poroshenko actively worked for Secretary Clinton,' Kennedy asserted in an interview with Meet the Press Sunday morning. He was referencing the then-president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who Kennedy claims was working to help Clinton in her run against Donald Trump.
'My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff':
Collins demands answers on the whistleblower
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 4:11:21 PM Post Reply
Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins listed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as the top witness he wanted to question as impeachment moves before the Judiciary Committee. Collins, 53, discussed whom he would like to question as part of the impeachment hearing when the House Judiciary Committee takes over the proceedings from the House Intelligence Committee as soon as next week. As ranking member, Collins can request testimony from witnesses, but Chairman Jerrold Nadler will have final say over who testifies. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Collins said his number one request will be that Schiff testifies about his knowledge of the whistleblower
10 People Shot In New Orleans During
Thanksgiving Weekend Shooting
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 4:08:34 PM Post Reply
Nearly a dozen people were shot and wounded in an early Sunday morning shooting in New Orleans’s famed French Quarter district, according to local police.Two of 10 people are in critical condition, local police said in a press statement. Authorities detained one person of interest but have made no arrests in connection to the shooting, Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson told reporters. “Unfortunately, there were so many people out here that we were unable to determine who was actually firing these shots at that time,” Ferguson told reporters.
'Come on!': Chuck Todd accuses GOP senator
of echoing Putin
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 4:06:04 PM Post Reply
NBC host Chuck Todd stated that Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana was making statements about Ukrainian interference into U.S. elections that matched only what Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "I think both Russia and Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election," Kennedy said during a Sunday morning appearance on Meet the Press. "I think it’s been well documented in the Financial Times and Politico and the Economist and the Washington Examiner, even on CBS that the prime minister of Ukraine, the interior minister, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, the head of the Ukrainian anti-corruption league all meddled in the election on social media and otherwise.
Millennials, America's 5th Column? replies
Posted by Cavallodifiero 12/1/2019 1:41:23 PM Post Reply
Marxist takeover strategy that, left unchallenged, will alter the country forever I’m aware that not every Millennial is a nut job. There are a multitude serving our country overseas, in responsible positions, right here, helping to right the ship of state, and large numbers of millennials just working by the rules to make a life for themselves. But, we are in trouble, big trouble, and we had better deal with it.Millennials were born between 1981
Democratic congresswoman claims it
doesn’t matter that Trump quid pro
quo didn’t actually happen
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 11:37:12 AM Post Reply
Florida Rep. Val Demings maintained that President Trump should be impeached even if the alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine never took place.Demings, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, was asked during an interview on This Week whether it was relevant to the impeachment proceedings that Trump’s request for an investigation into Joe Biden never came to fruition. Host Martha Raddatz noted that no investigation into the Bidens ever happened and Ukraine received its military aid anyway, but Demings maintained that it was irrelevant.“You’re going to make me go back to my law enforcement experience.
Two reasons why the left hates America replies
Posted by Big Bopper 12/1/2019 11:33:29 AM Post Reply
A Gallup poll shows that while 74% of Republicans are “extremely proud” to be Americans, only 32% of Democrats and 23% of self-described liberals feel the same. Why does the left hate America? Let’s stipulate that America is not perfect. I don’t need to list the imperfections, because the left and their news puppets remind us of them daily.But notwithstanding her many flaws, America stands tall against other countries. Here are some metrics:
Shocker: Sunbathing those
parts of the body
‘where the sun don’t shine’
is a bad idea
Posted by Magnante 12/1/2019 11:07:41 AM Post Reply
The human capacity for folly continues to amaze. The Irish Sun (savor the irony of this report coming from a land where sunshine is rare and the scenery is overwhelmingly lush and green) reports: A TOP doctor is warning people not to try out a bizarre "bum sunning" ritual that has take[n] social media by storm this week. Dr Jennifer Gunter, a gynaecologist based in the US, said that exposing your nether regions to the sun's harsh rays increases the risk of skin cancer on your vulva.
Joe Biden Stuns Crowd by Talking about
Kids Playing with His Hairy Legs
and How Much He Loves Children
on His Lap and Roaches…
WTH? (Video)
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 10:59:51 AM Post Reply
During an earlier campaign stop in Wilmington, Delaware Joe Biden went off script. He went WAY OFF script. While speaking to a black audience Joe Biden suddenly started babbling about children stroking his hairy legs in the pool and how much he loves to have children on his lap. Also something about roaches? Joe Biden: And by the way I sit on a stand, I got hot, I got hairy legs that turn, that, that, that, turn blond in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach in and pull and rub my legs, and watch the hairs rise up again.
North Korea may deploy ‘super-large’
rocket launcher soon
Posted by voxpopuli 12/1/2019 10:47:15 AM Post Reply
North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, a suggestion that the country is preparing to deploy the new weapons system soon. (snip) Attention is now on whether North Korea resumes nuclear and long-range missile tests if Trump fails to meet a year-end deadline set by Kim for Washington to offer new proposals to salvage the negotiations. Trump considers North Korea’s self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests a major foreign policy win.
Still upset by Trump's
historic win? Beat him if
you can in 2020
Posted by Garnet 12/1/2019 10:46:16 AM Post Reply
Writer Nancy Cook detailed in a recent Politico article that, counter to the tradition of past presidents, Donald J. Trump apparently has decided — on his own, shockingly — to circumvent the fish-bowl exposure of the Oval Office and West Wing and conduct meetings and phone calls that demand privacy and strict confidentiality in the privacy of his residence in the White House. There, away from the prying eyes of the media — and, as we have come to learn, certain staff members who may be pursuing agendas counter to his — the president can conduct some of the nation’s business with at least a bit more comfort and seclusion.
Chaos and contagion: How
Trump accelerates democratic dysfunction
Posted by Garnet 12/1/2019 10:42:12 AM Post Reply
The impeachment hearings last week demonstrated the rising risk of American polarization and democratic dysfunction. This political divide is undermining the integrity of the American experiment and its political, economic and values-based leadership of the global order. While dysfunction and chaos can be contagious, President Donald Trump is an accelerant. Dr. Fiona Hill warned in her testimony last Thursday, “Some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country — and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”
Newsweek Fires Anti-Trump Reporter
Behind False Thanksgiving Story
Posted by Hazymac 12/1/2019 10:37:31 AM Post Reply
Until today, Jessica Kwong was a political reporter for Newsweek. More specifically, it was her job to keep an eye on the Trump administration, the Trump family, and the 2020 race for president. This week, however, she was fired. The reason? On Thanksgiving Day, she published an article in which she claimed that the president and first lady planned to spend the holiday golfing, tweeting, "and more" some such. Sadly for her, President Trump secretly flew to Afghanistan, where he met the troops (and served them turkey). After President Trump had landed, pro-Trump Twitter users rightfully went after her. One of her fiercest critics was First Son Donald Trump Jr.
Third National Poll Outlining 33/34 Percent
Black and Minority Voter Support for
President Trump…
Posted by earlybird 12/1/2019 10:17:14 AM Post Reply
There was a considerable buzz when the Rasmussen poll showed 34 percent support for President Trump amid black ‘likely voters’…. but the political media dismissed it. Then came a more recent Emerson University poll showing 34.5% support from black voters. With two polls showing a very similar result it was less likely to be an outlier…. But again, the political media dismissed them both. However, a third poll, this time from NPR/PBS and Marist, confirms the prior two almost identically. The latest Marist Poll shows 33% non-white support for President Trump: (Graphic - poll) however, quite remarkably the Marist poll was 1,224 voters with a 26 percent minority
Cheesed-off liberals attack wrong Whole
Foods after Mitch McConnell honored
Posted by Ribicon 12/1/2019 9:55:36 AM Post Reply
The upscale liberal shoppers who frequent Whole Foods Market were plenty crabby after Senate Mitch McConnell was honored as “Person of the Year” by WholeFoods magazine. As it turns out, however, the magazine serving the “natural products industry” has no connection to the supermarket giant known for its organic meats and produce.(Snip) Tempers boiled over Friday after Mr. McConnell posted the cover photo from WholeFoods magazine showing that he had been named “2019 Person of the Year” for his contributions to the hemp industry. “I was recognized as the most influential person in the natural products industry, specifically because of my work
Corn Pop Slayer Has a New
Campaign Slogan…
Posted by earlybird 12/1/2019 9:38:26 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President and historic slayer of the ‘Corn Pop’ gang, Joe Biden, is hoping to kick start his Iowa campaign with a fresh new slogan. This is not a spoof. (Tweet)Looking at this branding decision is enough to make us wonder if there isn’t a sneaky operative within the Biden campaign who is telling them to do stuff like this. Quite possibly the next campaign decision will be to start handing out butterscotch candy. (Snip) For some apparent reason during the rollout to introduce the new and improved Joe Biden, the candidate just started randomly nibbling on his wife’s fingers while she was on stage giving an introduction speech
What Prince Charles Doesn’t Want You
to Know about His Lavish Lifestyle
Posted by MissMolly 12/1/2019 8:56:55 AM Post Reply
Buckingham Palace has been decontaminated. Prince Andrew’s office has been closed down. Any chair he sat in has been reupholstered, all doorknobs swabbed down. Let’s not even talk about the bathrooms. I can’t remember a time when the royal family’s damage control was so swift and absolute. Priests are excommunicated with less haste and more mercy than Andrew in the wake of his disastrous BBC Epstein-related interview, and its ever-cascading fallout. But I detect the odor of scapegoating and hypocrisy in the decisive role that Prince Charles has played in this purge against his brother.
New York City’s new police
commissioner starts Sunday
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 8:56:38 AM Post Reply
It’s a changing of the guard at the top of the nation’s largest police department. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea succeeds James O’Neill on Sunday as commissioner of the New York Police Department. The 62-year-old O’Neill is retiring after 36 years with the department, the last three as commissioner. He won’t be out of work long. He starts Monday as global security chief at credit card giant Visa Inc. The 50-year-old Shea started as a Bronx patrolman in 1991 and gained prominence in the department as a crime stats guru. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s "one of the best-prepared” incoming commissioners the city has seen.
Six more countries join Trump-
busting Iran barter group
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 8:45:06 AM Post Reply
Paris, London and Berlin on Saturday welcomed six new European countries to the Instex barter mechanism, which is designed to circumvent US sanctions against trade with Iran by avoiding use of the dollar. “As founding shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (Instex), France, Germany and the United Kingdom warmly welcome the decision taken by the governments of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, to join Instex as shareholders,” the three said in a joint statement. (Snip) The system has not yet enabled any transactions.
American Exceptionalism Will Endure replies
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 8:43:23 AM Post Reply
To date, President Trump’s signature accomplishment is not policy-related; it’s cultural. He’s demythologized and deromanticized the idea of America. No longer is the United States great because it’s good, let alone exceptionally good. (Snip)But the astounding thing about American exceptionalism is that it’s not pure myth. It’s not a naïve fantasy (as Donald Trump seems to think) or an arrogant national disposition (as many on the left see it). It’s a historical and contemporary fact. The United States was and remains the greatest and most virtuous country in the world.
Trump puppet cut from Vegas act over
hotel's concern about 'nastier' political
climate: report
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 8:36:11 AM Post Reply
It seems "cancel culture" has even struck the puppet world. Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator is dropping the puppet version of President Trump from his ventriloquism show on the city's famed Strip at the request of the hotel where he performs, according to a report. Puppet Trump has been a staple of Fator’s act for years, but The Mirage asked the ventriloquist to make the change to avoid escalating the political divide in an already polarized country, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. “They said, ‘This political season is very, very, very rough and it’s going to get nastier. Would you mind?’ I said, ‘Fine, I’ll do it,’”
Freed Taliban prisoner recounts
Navy SEAL rescue attempts
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 8:28:39 AM Post Reply
Sydney - An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. special forces tried and failed six times to free them. Timothy Weeks was released last month in a prisoner swap along with Kevin King, ending an ordeal that began with their abduction in 2016 outside the American University in Kabul, where they worked. Weeks, 50, told a news conference on Sunday he believed that Navy SEAL teams tried repeatedly to rescue them, (Snip) While expressing thanks to President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for the work that led to their release,
Star Wars icon Billy Dee Williams comes out
as gender fluid in a new interview: 'I see
myself as feminine as well as masculine'
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/1/2019 8:18:29 AM Post Reply
Billy Dee Williams, who's set to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, has come out as gender fluid. The 82-year-old actor revealed in an interview with Esquire that he uses both 'himself' and 'herself.' The actor showed off his effortless cool by indicating he 'wasn't afraid to show that side' of himself. While speaking with Matt Miller, Billy Dee opened up about his comfortable feelings on gender. 'You see I say "himself" and "herself," because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,' he revealed. 'I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself.'
Sunday Reminder: Here Are the 31
Democrats in Trump Districts Who Will
Lose Their Seat If Democrats Vote
to Impeach Trump in this Latest
Coup Attempt
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 8:10:57 AM Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi, Shifty Adam Schiff and Democrats continue to lost the public’s trust as they pursue their sham impeachment hearings. Democrats changed the rules, stacked the hearings with second-hand and third-hand witnesses, cut off Republicans from any decisions or requested witnesses, blocked Republicans and the White House from interviewing their original “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella who is linked to Schiff, John Brennan, Susan Rice and Joe Biden. The entire process has been a complete affront to justice.
Three new polls: Trump’s approval rating
among black voters has quadrupled
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 8:05:55 AM Post Reply
Three recent polls indicate that President Trump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled since 2016. Emerson and Rasmussen have Trump polling at 34%, while the Marist poll shows Trump enjoying a 33% approval among black voters.This is significant because President Trump won the electoral college in a landslide in 2016 despite scoring just 8% approval from black voters. If Trump can get even half the figure among black voters that he’s getting now in these polls, he will easily win reelection in 2020.New Polls: Black American support for President Trump:
NATO and the Trump Administration replies
Posted by Imright 12/1/2019 8:02:46 AM Post Reply
Alone together, beyond the crowd, above the world, to cling together, we're strong as we're together. On December 3–4, 2019, the 70th anniversary of NATO, the collective military self-defense alliance of 29 countries, will be held outside London. It remains to be seen if this gathering will be of one of celebration or of feuding and tension, whether it is an organization that is obsolete or still relevant. Differences over this have been expressed in the last month as a result of a strong negative statement by French president Emmanuel Macron on November 7, 2019 and a series of rebuttals by others.
Record Number of Swedes Taking
Antidepressant Medication
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 7:03:58 AM Post Reply
More than one million Swedes are now taking medication for depression, while a study has found people in Stockholm feel insecure due to surging crime. Around one in ten Swedes now take antidepressants, a number that has doubled over the last two decades, becoming one of the countries with the highest use of antidepressant drugs, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. Mikael Tiger, a psychiatrist and researcher, stated that there are several reasons for the rise, including cheaper medication and less stigma attached to those who take the drugs. The most significant increase in demand for the drugs has been children aged 10 to 14, but it is
After These Remarks About The Trump
Impeachment Circus, Does This Mean
House Democrats Are Russian Agents?
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:56:27 AM Post Reply
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is one of the few Democrats who aren’t insane. Yes, that club has lost a lot of members since 2016. She’s still a liberal Democrat, but she’s not nuts. She has noted how identity politics has hijacked her party. She hates it when people generalize all Trump supporters as racist. And she warned her party in 2016 that the Clinton campaign was ignoring the Rust Belt, and her state, at their peril. Now, she’s observing that the overtly partisan public impeachment hearings are pretty much accomplishing what Russia wants with this circus: division. And it’s the Democrats leading that charge because…‘orange man, bad.’
Why WAS Usman Khan free to kill?
Row after terrorist was automatically let
out under Labour law - as critics...
Posted by Judy W. 12/1/2019 6:54:53 AM Post Reply
A furious political row broke out today after it was revealed that the London Bridge terrorist was released automatically from prison last year. Usman Khan, 28, was sentenced in 2012 after being arrested in 2010 for terrorism offences for his part in an al Qaeda-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and kill Boris Johnson. The Stoke-on-Trent-based radical, along with two co-conspirators, originally received an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a minimum of eight years behind bars - meaning he could be kept indefinitely if he continued to pose a risk to the public. However, this sentence was later quashed, after a ruling from judges
How the toxic impeachment process is
hurting long-term national security
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:52:39 AM Post Reply
Cable news shows spent countless hours in November wondering how the public testimony of national security officials will affect the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. But few are asking how these proceedings will affect national security in the long term. One potential answer should worry everyone, regardless of your position on Trump: Efforts to turn these officials into political weapons in Congress will put our national security in grave danger. The president trusts the National Security Council and the broader intelligence community to provide him with the best possible information and analysis for decision making that is essential to national security.
History Is Short replies
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:48:57 AM Post Reply
There is no marriage as stable and enduring as that of ignorance and certitude. Years ago, I knew some crunchy progressives of the particularly nasty kind they cultivate in the few remaining blueblood enclaves of the old WASP Main Line. There is something about the combination of genuine privilege, Quaker moralism, and macrobiotic diet that makes these particular partisans of peace and tolerance the most vicious and intolerant of their kind but far from the brightest, as in the case of the woman who sniffed that she could hardly endure trips to visit her husband’s family in the South because she was physically
The Genius of Trump’s Terrorist
Designation for Mexican Cartels
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:41:39 AM Post Reply
President Trump last week signaled his intention to designate the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). In doing so, he takes the most aggressive step yet toward addressing the brutal violence that plagues Mexico and is fueling a migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border. Mexico’s ongoing descent into a gangland is brought into current focus with the horrific murders of six women and children of dual Mexican and American citizenship. This came on the heels of Mexican government forces being routed by the cartels, who were ultimately successful in releasing the son of notorious cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Over several hours, heavily
Republicans Will Live to Regret
Joining Climate Alarmists
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:38:21 AM Post Reply
Anxiety about global warming is skyrocketing in the Western world to the point one psychiatrist says, "I believe that everyone now has some climate anxiety." It's no wonder. Western leaders stoke the fires. On November 28, 2019, the European parliament declared a global climate emergency. Its members were responding in part to a children's crusade to save the planet. In March 2019, millions of children in over 120 countries skipped school to embark on what has become a series of "climate strikes." Young speakers raised alarming scenarios like what would happen when people without food and water "sought
Trump's Deplorable Cult waits patiently replies
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:36:07 AM Post Reply
When Hillary called us Deplorable, along with racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and you name it, we laughed at her. We never cried, and we never demanded a phony apology. We did vow to never, ever vote liberal. Our latest name is Cult, but since we heart our beloved Deplorable name, perhaps Deplorable Cult will stick. And still, we will never, ever vote liberal. The Deplorable Cult has learned to expect truly deplorable behavior from the Democrats. The Mueller investigation should have never been allowed to take place. The last-gasp impeachment inquiry that attempted to present itself as a serious impediment
Will There Really Be a
2020 Landslide for Trump?
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:34:34 AM Post Reply
As we head into the most consequential election in our republic's history, you can listen to what you want to hear or what you need to hear. Hillary Clinton was far closer to winning than most realize, and whatever liar or crazy Democrats nominate for 2020 will have the identical advantages Clinton enjoyed. Furthermore, much of the rhetoric espoused by our Trump nationalist side is almost verbatim what Democrats circa 2016 said; as Yogi Berra once quipped, it's déjà vu all over again. Democrats three years ago: Make history; shatter the glass ceiling; there are more of us than of you (Republicans); 50-state landslide; we'll win
Pope Francis: ‘Sad People
Are Not Christians’
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:32:46 AM Post Reply
The first Christians were not complainers, Pope Francis said Saturday, because “sad people are not Christians.” “We think of the first Christians, who had everyone against them, who were persecuted and yet they didn’t complain about the world,” the pope told participants in an international conference on evangelization taking place in Rome. “Reading the New Testament, we see that they were not concerned with defending themselves against an empire that put them to death, but with announcing Jesus, even at the cost of their lives,” he said. The pontiff also had strong words against defeatism and pessimism, urging his hearers to be joyful in witnessing to Christ.
Shoppers Spend $7.4 Billion Online
During Black Friday Sales
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:29:05 AM Post Reply
Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online Friday and $4.2 billion on Thanksgiving day, making it the second largest Internet shopping day ever, according to data compiled by Adobe Analytics. Receipts for Friday trail only last year’s Cyber Monday’s record-setting $7.9 billion in sales. According to Adobe online sales are up about 20% from last year, suggesting shoppers are getting more comfortable making large purchases online. And they’re more comfortable ordering from mobile devices: just under half, or $2.9 billion, of Friday’s sales were purchases made using smart phones. As of 9 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday, the small-business promotion Small Business Saturday had already pulled in $470 million in online spending.
Sarah Sanders Blasts
House Democrats for ‘Wasting Time
on Their Impeachment Sham’:
‘Do Your Jobs’
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:27:36 AM Post Reply
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took to Twitter Saturday and blasted House Democrats for “wasting time on their impeachment sham” instead of passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal. Saturday, November 30, 2019, marked the one-year anniversary of President Trump, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signing of the USMCA. “With our signatures today, we will formally declare the intention of our countries to replace NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement], a truly groundbreaking achievement,” Trump said:
Newsweek Fires Journalist
Responsible for False Story
About President Trump’s Thanksgiving
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:26:01 AM Post Reply
Newsweek has fired the journalist who was responsible for the false story that President Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving “tweeting” and “golfing,” when in fact the president was secretly traveling to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops for the holiday. Newsweek told Breitbart News in a statement that the magazine has moved away from “knee-jerk political snarkiness” to focus on real reporting. A Newsweek journalist was terminated Friday after an article entitled, “How is Trump Spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing, and More” by Jessica Kwong was published Thursday morning. The piece sparked major backlash, as President Trump had actually been landing in Afghanistan, where he surprised American troops for Thanksgiving.
John Kerry Recruits Bill Clinton,
Leonardo DiCaprio for New
Climate Coalition
Posted by M2 12/1/2019 6:24:19 AM Post Reply
Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday announced the launch “World War Zero,” a star-studded coalition of former heads of state and Hollywood figures dedicated to advocating for solutions to climate change. The forthcoming organization’s website states their chief objective is to mobilize resources to tackle global warming in a way akin to the Western allies in World War II. The New York Times reports that John Kerry, who served as a senator in Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013, has recruited former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and former Republican governors John Kasich and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Waiting for Horowitz replies
Posted by Judy W. 12/1/2019 6:16:58 AM Post Reply
We are told the long-awaited report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be made on December 9, and two days later on December 11 he will publicly testify about it. (Snip) This week Andrew C. McCarthy’s book, Ball of Collusion, on the plot against the President was reviewed by Spengler (David Goldman), who offers up his own view of the reasons why our “a cabal of spies with the support of the major media,” worked to subvert our Constitution and nullify the election of Donald Trump. He notes how McCarthy traces unelected civil servants’ lies to get warrants to spy on the Trump team using the Fusion GPS concoction,
The Notorious Mitch McConnell replies
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 5:18:42 AM Post Reply
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be out of the hospital after a bout with fever, but that hasn’t stopped the Democrats from prepping the ground for a battle should the Notorious RBG, as the Justice is known to her fans, step down or die before the election. That’s the latest report in the Hill newspaper. It reports that “liberal activists are already calling on President Trump to keep any possible Supreme Court vacancy open until after the 2020 election.” It turns out they’re worried about the Notorious Mitch McConnell, as the Senate majority leader will be called herewith, at least for the moment.
Mitt Romney: The National
Dad No One Asked For
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:59:18 AM Post Reply
There must’ve been something in the water back in 2012, because everyone on the top of the ballot turned out to be even worse than we originally thought. Barack Obama’s legacy is shot, being destroyed by President Trump and the radical left who now view him (laughably) as a conservative. Joe Biden doesn’t know where he is half the time, the other half has his campaign staff wishing he were somewhere else. Paul Ryan was a feckless Speaker of the House who cut bait and ran once he was free to push all the things he’d sworn for years were his deeply held beliefs.
On Abortion, Democrats Need
to Adjust to Political Reality
Posted by MissMolly 12/1/2019 4:55:35 AM Post Reply
The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate in 2002. In 2003, in Illinois, state senator Barack Obama opposed a bill that was essentially identical to it. Running for president in 2008, he told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he would have voted for the federal bill and that the Illinois bill that he voted against was different. “From what we can tell, Obama misrepresented the facts during [that] interview,” a reporter for the Washington Post wrote in 2012. Earlier this week John McCormack noted that Obama in 2008, after he had clinched the nomination, told a different Christian media outlet,
Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit
amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:48:57 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, next week. While the delegation will include members of both the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats will be attending. "It is a privilege to accompany a high-level Congressional delegation to Spain to combat the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis," Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday.
Biden’s running mate replies
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:39:18 AM Post Reply
If Joe Biden gets the Democratic nomination, it’s a good bet he will select a woman as his running mate. Biden has mentioned four women he might pick. They are Sally Yates, Stacey Abrams, Jeanne Shaheen, and Maggie Hassan. Yates has spent her entire career as a lawyer, not much of a recommendation for the second highest office in the land. Her biggest claims to fame are helping to set up Michael Flynn for prosecution and, as acting attorney general, refusing to enforce Trump administration immigration policy. These actions made her a hero to the Trump resistance. However, they do not recommend her for the second highest office in the land.
One Dallas man was the key to opening
America to Monty Python, and
John Cleese hasn’t forgotten him
Posted by StormCnter 12/1/2019 4:36:13 AM Post Reply
On Sept. 22, 1974, Monty Python’s Flying Circus made its television debut in the United States — in Dallas, on KERA (Channel 13). Perhaps you already know this, especially if you have spent most of a lifetime memorizing absurdist sketches about dead parrots, lumberjacks, fish slapping and silly walks. But in recent days I’ve found many a native-born friend for whom this comedy milestone is a revelation. For this point of civic pride, a footnote deserving a chapter in this city’s history, we must thank Ron Devillier, who at the time was program manager at Dallas’ public television station. Credit often goes solely to Robert Wilson,
How the Great Impeachment
Debacle of 2020 Can Be Avoided
Posted by MissMolly 12/1/2019 4:23:11 AM Post Reply
Just how stupid are we human beings as a species? That’s been an ongoing debate in the environmental law field for over a generation. The prevailing view was stated in a famous article by Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” which appeared in Science in 1968. Hardin argued that if resources are owned in common, people will overuse them until the carrying capacity of the resource is exceeded and environmental calamity results. His example was putting cows out to graze on a pasture owned in common. Because no one has the right to exclude other people’s cows, Hardin maintained that humans would selfishly put more cows on the commons
The New York Times’ long
descent from credibility
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:19:28 AM Post Reply
The separation of news from opinion was an ingrained part of the culture at The New York Times when I started there in the 1970s. As a young reporter, I knew the rule without understanding its significance. I only knew I was not permitted to express my opinions in my stories. Those were the days when copy was edited by hand and if you veered into editorializing, editors simply crossed out the offending words. You learned of your mistake when you read the paper the next day and realized your opinion was on the cutting-room floor.
Surprising findings about your life
expectancy and US health care
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:11:00 AM Post Reply
Do Americans live in a health care hellscape? A report out this week would seem to indicate as much – but that first impression is deceiving.(Snip)"Medicare-for-all" partisans have pounced on the research to declare the U.S. health care system an expensive failure – one in which we spend more than double what other developed nations devote to health care but die younger. But statistics like these conceal as much as they reveal. A more thorough analysis shows that the American health care system outperforms its counterparts in other countries – particularly those that saddle their citizens with their own versions of “Medicare-for-all.”
Harris aide, in resignation letter,
says ‘I have never seen an organization
treat its staff so poorly’
Posted by Pluperfect 12/1/2019 4:04:35 AM Post Reply
A top aide to Kamala Harris gave a damning assessment of the California senator’s struggling campaign in her resignation letter, declaring that she has never seen an organization “treat its staff so poorly” and accused the campaign of encouraging people to move across states -- only to lay them off without notice. “This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Kelly Mehlenbacher, then the state operations director for Harris’ campaign, said in the letter obtained by The New York Times. “While I still believe that Senator Harris is the strongest candidate to win in the General Election in 2020,
Joe Biden munches wife Jill’s finger at Iowa
campaign stop
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 12:42:14 AM Post Reply
She must have looked good enough to eat. A jovial Joe Biden nipped his wife Jill’s finger onstage Saturday at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as she introduced him at the first stop of an eight-day, 800-mile road trip through the first-to-caucus state. As Jill Biden flung an arm wide to make a point, her husband theatrically dodged her hand — then, on a second pass, gave her a playful chomp on her fingertip. She took the nibble in stride, laughing along with a crowd of about 200 supporters.
Century-old message in a bottle found hidden
at Montclair State University
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/1/2019 12:30:20 AM Post Reply
Sending out an S.O.S.! A worker demolishing a century-old wall at a New Jersey college was shocked to find a message in a bottle tucked into a secret compartment within the bricks and mortar. “This is to certify that this wall was built by two bricklayers from Newark, N.J.,” read the note, written in neat cursive and rolled into a blue-tinted beer bottle. The missive from the past was written on July 3, 1907 and signed by William Hanley and James Lennon. “When I first saw the date, ‘I was like, 1907?'” Robert Kanaby, who found the note this summer, told “It gave me chills to realize what I had come across.”
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