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Amid Surge in Knife Violence, British Supermarket Chain Pulls Kitchen Knives off Shelves replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/11/2019 5:54:37 AM Post Reply
In the face of rising knife violence rates in the UK, supermarket chain Asda will no longer be selling individual kitchen knives. This comes on the heels of the company´s decision in 2016 to securely package all knives after a customer was stabbed inside a Poundland, another British grocery chain. For their part, Poundland stopped selling knives altogether last year. The grocery chains aren´t entirely incorrect — England does have a growing knife violence problem. However, regulating knives won´t stop the violence. And, boy, does England have a growing knife violence problem. Over the first three months of 2019, England,
Ilhan Omar Is Right: Obama Did Get Away With Murder replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/11/2019 6:02:29 AM Post Reply
Last week, the crypto-anti-Semitic Democratic representative from Minnesota, Somali-born Ilhan Omar, castigated former President Barack Obama as having nothing more than a “pretty face” who got “away with murder.” Despite Representative Omar’s undesirable policy stances and personal bigotry, her assessment of President Obama was shockingly accurate. In 2008, Barack Obama ran on the ambiguous promise of “hope” and “change.” He made sweeping — unsubstantiated — claims about his ability to bring peace to the Middle East; to save the ailing American economy; and to make the world’s ocean levels recede. In the shadow of the disastrous Iraq War
The Democrats’ Election-Reform Bill Is an Unconstitutional, Authoritarian Power Grab replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/11/2019 6:05:19 AM Post Reply
At some level, you have to give House Democrats some credit for ambition. They may have just sent to the Senate the most comprehensively unconstitutional bill in modern American history. It’s called the “For the People Act,” and it’s a legislative buffet of bad ideas. The alleged purpose of the bill, H.R. 1, is to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants.” In reality, the bill represents an extraordinary federal power grab. At every turn, it grants federal regulators more power.
Climate change activists are filled with hysteria, hot air replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/11/2019 6:09:36 AM Post Reply
There are Holocaust deniers, most of whom are Democrats these days. Then there are climate deniers. These are usually teenagers who wear shorts outside when it is below freezing. Or old ladies who wear fur coats during summer months. And then there is the mix of the two — perhaps the dumbest of the lot: the famed history deniers. These are people who fell off the back of a turnip truck two weeks ago and believe history began the moment they had their first conscious thought. These people also, often, happen to be Holocaust deniers and are, especially, climate deniers.
Michael Cohen likely to serve jail time with other famous faces replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/12/2019 5:32:09 AM Post Reply
If Michael Cohen ever goes to jail, he will likely be surrounded by some familiar faces. A judge has recommended that President Trump’s former personal lawyer — sentenced to three years for tax fraud and other crimes — serve his time in the minimum-security prison at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville, in New York state. The facility, 70 miles from Manhattan in Orange County, is home to “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland and Dean Skelos, the former Republican leader of the state Senate convicted of corruption.
The Democrats Have a Race Problem replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/12/2019 5:58:39 AM Post Reply
More than a decade ago, when Karl Rove and other “center-right” Republican Party strategists were talking endlessly about the need for GOP “outreach” to Hispanic voters, Steve Sailer examined the same electoral data and reached quite a contrary conclusion. The weakness of Republicans — exposed by the razor-thin margins of George W. Bush’s elections in 2000 and 2004 — was not due to their lack of support among minority voters, Sailer argued, but rather that the GOP was failing to maximize its share of the white vote. Contradicting the conventional wisdom within the Republican establishment,
Southern Poverty Surpasses Half Billion in Assets; $121 Million Now Offshore replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/12/2019 6:07:43 AM Post Reply
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its "hate group" designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according to the group´s most recent financial statements. The SPLC, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., has not publicly posted its most recent financial statements on its website. However, the organization applied for renewal in the state of California days ago and submitted a number of documents pertaining to its financial standing including its most recent audited statement and tax forms
Illegal immigrant charged with biting off ICE officer’s fingertip replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:06:29 AM Post Reply
A Dominican National in the US illegally has been charged with assault for biting off the tip of a veteran ICE officer’s finger, according to newly unsealed court papers and law enforcement sources. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were attempting to take Cristopher Santos Felix into custody on March 3 when he chomped down on the unnamed officer’s left ring finger, a source told The Post. Santos Felix entered the country in June 2015 on a visitors visa, sources said, and then overstayed it and never left.
Will Democrats follow their new stars into 2020 defeat? replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:07:59 AM Post Reply
Here’s the signal question facing the Democrats in Washington: Does the ­Superstar Leftist Trio in Congress — Alexandria and the Supremes — truly represent the views of the party’s voters as 2020 approaches? If they do, then the decision to capitulate last week to Rep. ­Ilhan Omar and back away from censuring her anti-Semitism was the right call politically, even if it was morally despicable. Clearly, enough Democratic members of the House believe the trio —
Dr. Drew says ´something´s not right´ with Beto O´Rourke replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:10:23 AM Post Reply
Beto O´Rourke´s announcement he´s running for president may have captured the hearts and minds of many Democrats who believe he can beat President Trump in 2020, but as far as TV´s Dr. Drew Pinsky is concerned, "something´s not right" with the former congressman. "I thought that was Tony Robbins," Pinsky, a board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, said on the "Brian Kilmeade Show" in response to audio of O´Rourke´s presidential announcement video. "I´m just saying, there´s something gonna go down there. I can feel it coming. I don´t know what it is... There´s something not right," Pinsky said.
Our Bankrupt Elite replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:16:23 AM Post Reply
Every element of the college admissions scandal, aka "Operation Varsity Blues," is fascinating. There are the players: the Yale dad who, implicated in a securities fraud case, tipped the feds off to the caper; a shady high school counselor turned admissions consultant; the 36-year-old Harvard grad who sold his talents for standardized testing to the highest bidder; the comely actresses from Full House and Desperate Housewives; the fashion designer; the casino magnate. Who would have thought that one of the major headlines of 2019 would be "Lori Loughlin released on bond"? There are the children: the social media influencer
Walls Across America: Rob Reiner Edition replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:23:08 AM Post Reply
Long-time actor and director Rob Reiner is one of many Hollywood celebrities to have frequently expressed disdain for President Donald Trump, particularly when it comes to his border policies. However, Reiner’s stated opposition to Trump’s border policies hasn’t stopped the “All in the Family” star from implementing a barrier to protect his own home. So reporters from The Daily Caller paid a visit to Los Angeles to check out Reiner’s massive wall. Check out Reiner’s wall that protects his Los Angeles home in the video above, and see how Hollywood elites protect their homes.
Christopher Steele admitted using posts by ´random individuals´ on CNN website to back up Trump dossier replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:32:33 AM Post Reply
Former British spy Christopher Steele admitted that he relied on an unverified report on a CNN website for part of the "Trump dossier," which was used as a basis for the FBI´s investigation into Trump. According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN´s iReport website and said he wasn´t aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy. A web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner:
Ruh-roh! College scammers ooze entitlement replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/16/2019 7:35:39 AM Post Reply
These arrogant, smug, rich pampered pukes in the middle of the college admissions scandal — they’re even more obnoxious than you think. I read the entire 204-page affidavit the FBI filed in support of the criminal complaint, and it’s like being locked in a windowless room with 12 or 15 of the Democrat candidates for president. They ooze smarminess, entitlement and sanctimony, and as stupid as they are, they are absolutely positive that they are the smartest, most woke people in the room. Let’s go straight to the affidavit. Meet Agustin Huneeus Jr. of San Francisco.
Betomania: Media in a lovesick swoon over Dems´ 2020 contender replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2019 5:23:55 AM Post Reply
Betomania is a lot like Beatlemania – except instead of teenage girls in the 1960s, journalists are now the ones swooning for their star. If the Beatles were around today to sing about media infatuation with newly announced Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, their song would be titled “They love him, yeah, yeah, yeah.” O’Rourke is a skateboarding mix of rock ‘n’ roll (he was in a punk band named Foss), lefty politics, dictatorial ambition and media adoration.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pulled off air following comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2019 5:27:08 AM Post Reply
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was yanked off the air on Friday night a week after she ignited controversy, and earned a rare condemnation from her network, over comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. The network aired a repeat of the documentary show "Scandalous" instead of Pirro´s "Justice with Judge Jeanine," which airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET. Pirro has hosted the show since 2011. "We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters," a Fox News spokesperson told ABC News. The network would not offer further comment and it was not clear when Pirro´s show would return to the air.
I’ve Seen Civil War Destroy the Democrats Before. We Can’t Let it Happen Again. replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2019 5:33:40 AM Post Reply
I´ve lived through a Democratic Civil War before. In fact, I’ve been in the middle of two of them. The first was in 1968, when I was the research director for Vice President Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign. The second was in 1980, when I was Jimmy Carter’s policy director. Both times, I watched pressure from the party’s liberal wing tear the party apart and bring down a Democratic presidential candidate. Both times, the Republicans took the White House. Both times, liberal dreams were shattered.
We’re nowhere near a solution to the immigration crisis replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2019 5:40:46 AM Post Reply
With President Trump ­simultaneously fighting much of his own party as well as Democrats, a Yogi Berra classic fits the occasion: “It’s deja vu all over again.” More than two years into his presidency, Trump is once again at odds with most of Washington. The first veto of his presidency reflects his predicament, one of many perils he faces on the road to 2020. The politics notwithstanding, the president is right to use executive power to find more funds for border barriers and security. To do otherwise would be to betray his promises to secure
The Last Godfather Is Dead, And So Is The Myth And Magic Of The Mafia replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/17/2019 6:07:23 AM Post Reply
“Michael Corleone says hello.” That line from an iconic scene in “The Godfather 2” is uttered just before an attempted hit on the character Frank Pantageli. The garroting in a bar is broken up by a beat cop who just happens to walk in. The incident is not entirely fiction. In August 1961, Carmine “the Snake” Persico tried to take out Larry Gallo in a very similar incident the scene was based upon. Ten years later, Persico became the boss of the Colombo crime family, and he stayed the boss until last week, when he died in federal prison.
This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/18/2019 5:46:35 AM Post Reply
In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming. He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost as big as he is. This homeless third grader has just won his category at the New York State chess championship. Much of the news of the last week has focused on wealthy families buying access to great univ
Whatta Bunch of Phony Baloneys replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/18/2019 5:58:32 AM Post Reply
Have you ever seen so much mendacity and womendacity at once? Whatta bunch of phony baloneys! It was bound to happen in the Democrat-Left Age of Intersectionality. In an era where you lose “society-advantage points” for being White, more points for being male, more for having progenitor roots anywhere in Europe, and a few more for being all three plus “straight”… In such a society, it was bound to happen that imposters would start emerging — even among candidates for the nation’s highest office and among their biggest donors — claiming false identities. Remember Rachel Dolezal,
SF meets Andrew Yang, a presidential candidate who’s attracting support from Millennials replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 4:50:55 AM Post Reply
The unlikely presidential run of Andrew Yang, who is proposing a $1,000-a-month “freedom dividend” to every adult in America, rolled Friday into San Francisco, where some 3,000 supporters listened to the New York tech entrepreneur warn about how artificial intelligence and robotics are taking jobs. The 44-year-old son of Taiwanese immigrants who met each other at UC Berkeley has already surpassed expectations — virtually nonexistent when he got into the race — by inspiring enough donations to qualify for the Democratic primary debate in June. Yang outlined his idea for guaranteed universal income
KOMO News’ Special: Seattle Is Dying replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 4:55:42 AM Post Reply
“People didn’t use to use the word embarrassing about Seattle, but they use it a lot now,” the narrator to a new KOMO News special titled “Seattle is Dying” says. The focus of the special is homelessness and the ways in which it has changed the city. There’s a section featuring angry residents of one area of the city who are screaming at their representatives for action. They want the tent cities managed and they’re tired of calling the police only to find out the police can arrest people
How the National Enquirer Got Bezos’ Texts: It Paid $200,000 to His Lover’s Brother replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 4:59:25 AM Post Reply
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and his allies have publicly speculated about how the National Enquirer acquired racy texts he sent his girlfriend, including at one point hinting Saudi Arabia or the White House may have been involved. The reality is simpler: Michael Sanchez, the brother of Mr. Bezos’ lover, sold the billionaire’s secrets for $200,000 to the Enquirer’s publisher, said people familiar with the matter. The inside story of the deal between American Media LLC and Mr. Sanchez, brother of Lauren Sanchez,
Mother who sought sanctuary in church basement is still there 2 years later replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 5:13:56 AM Post Reply
Nearly two years ago Juana Tobar Ortega was ordered back to Guatemala by federal authorities, but that was not an option for the mother of four who arrived in the U.S. illegally 25 years ago. Instead she packed up her belongings and headed to St. Barnabas Church near her Greensboro, North Carolina home, seeking sanctuary. She has been there ever since. “We need to violate the law in order to do the right thing, and the right thing for me is to be a mother,” Ortega told NBC News earlier this month. “They’re laws created by men
This Opinion Just In… Baby It’s Cold Outside replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 5:18:16 AM Post Reply
New York- I might be slightly less hostile to the Green New Deal, had I not walked home the other Sunday in a hail storm. Even before the BB-sized bits of ice came shooting down from the heavens that morning, this winter has been brutal, from Gotham to the Golden Gate. Our Lady of Perpetual Limelight, Saint Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, demands that America battle so-called “deadly, manmade global warming” as if it were Nazi Germany. Ten-year cost: $93 trillion. But this supposed threat somehow seems less menacing than Adolf Hitler and the Wehrmacht.Any given winter does not equal “climate.”
What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 5:43:44 AM Post Reply
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — It’s caucus season here in Iowa, and Democratic presidential candidates are swarming the place like flies at a cattle barn. We’ve talked policy with Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand over beers, and watched Kamala Harris work the crowd at a bar in Indianola. We’ve been in what once would have been “smoke-filled rooms” with Steve Bullock and Cory Booker. We’ve been stuffed into what seemed like enormous mosh pits oozing with adoring fans of Elizabeth Warren. The Iowa caucus offers Democrats an opportunity to hone their pitch to rural America.
Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Represent American Muslims, She Represents Islamists replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/19/2019 5:46:02 AM Post Reply
When the newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off her acceptance speech with “As-Salaam-Alaikum,” I felt a space of belonging. There was a feeling that American Muslims had arrived—but what arrived with them, and which version of Islam was going to be represented through her and fellow Muslim freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib? As-Salaam-Alaikum means “peace be with you,” but how Omar has carried herself in the weeks that followed has been anything put peaceful. Here’s a quick rundown of her recent actions. Omar accused American Jews of holding dual loyalty toward Israel. However, there was no word
Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/20/2019 5:51:23 AM Post Reply
Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor´s orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too. Grieving and frightened, just days after her son´s death she checked her Facebook page hoping to read messages of comfort from family and friends. Instead, she found dozens of hateful comments: You´re a terrible mother. You killed your child. You deserved what happened to your son. This is all fake - your child doesn´t exist.
She was the victim in Jeffrey Epstein’s secret plea deal. She didn’t even know it replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/20/2019 5:53:19 AM Post Reply
The lawyer for the 16-year-old girl who state prosecutors now say was the victim attached to the mysterious plea deal given to multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein says neither he nor his client was ever informed that it was her case that ended Epstein’s prosecution. The victim, who is now 31, wasn’t among Epstein’s youngest victims, but she was among those who were more brutally sexually assaulted, repeatedly, by both Epstein and others, according to records reviewed by the Miami Herald. “I was never told that any of my 16 victim clients were part of Epstein’s charges in state court,’’
Baristas to Beto O’Rourke: Come On Man, Get Off Our Counters replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/20/2019 5:57:42 AM Post Reply
When Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke arrived for a campaign stop at Beancounter Coffeehouse in Burlington, Iowa, he hopped right up on the shop’s counter and addressed the masses below. During a visit to Narrow Way Cafe in Detroit, Michigan, O’Rourke grabbed a microphone and scrambled up onto the counter. At Sing-A-Long Bar and Grill in Mount Vernon, Iowa? You bet he got up on that counter. Critics have accused O’Rourke of running on a vague political platform. But there’s one platform the Democratic hopeful openly stands on: the sturdy countertops of Midwest cafes.
How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/20/2019 3:37:14 PM Post Reply
It happens pretty much the same way every time. The day after I’ve partaken in some sort of weekend or holiday eating-and-drinking binge—i.e., the Monday after the Super Bowl, the fifth of July, the first week of January after the entire Thanksgiving-through-New Year’s season officially comes to a close—I engage in the same detoxifying, repenting ritual: the consumption of a fresh, nutrient-rich salad. Somehow, in my mind, the more vividly green the leaves in the salad, the more purifying the ritual will feel, and with that first crunch on a crisp piece of greenery,
Kentucky governor says he intentionally exposed his 9 kids to chickenpox replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:07:34 AM Post Reply
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he deliberately exposed his nine children to chickenpox in lieu of vaccinating them, actions that follow reports of an outbreak of the contagious disease at a Roman Catholic school in a northern part of the state. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox," Bevin told Bowling Green radio station WKCT. "They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it, and they got it. They had it as children.
As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:12:46 AM Post Reply
After nearly three years and millions of tax dollars, the Trump-Russia collusion probe is about to be resolved. Emerging in its place is newly unearthed evidence suggesting another foreign effort to influence the 2016 election — this time, in favor of the Democrats. Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Two mystery parties try to restrict release of documents in Jeffrey Epstein civil suit replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:16:07 AM Post Reply
Two mysterious parties, labeling themselves Jane Doe and John Doe, have filed separate legal briefs in an attempt to limit the public release of personal information that could connect them to an underage sex trafficking operation allegedly run by New York financier Jeffrey Epstein and his partner, Ghislaine Maxwell. Jane Doe, represented by Kerrie Campbell, a Washington-based gender equality lawyer, appears to be a victim who wants to remain unidentified, but indicated she is amicable to the release of some information — as long as it doesn’t identify her, court documents filed this week show.
Polar Bear Populations Booming replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:19:32 AM Post Reply
Liberals apparently chose the polar bear as a poster child for global warming because the bears are considered cute, although no one who had a close encounter with a polar bear would describe it that way. Why global warming would be harmful to polar bears was never persuasively explained, nor was there any explanation of how the bears had survived many climatic changes over hundreds of thousands of years. In any event, it’s time to call the whole thing off. Polar bears are thriving: Polar bear numbers could easily exceed 40,000, up from a low point of 10,000
Really, There Is Something About George Conway That Does Not Add Up replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:38:16 AM Post Reply
In the latest Tweet storm involving President Trump — this one with George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband — I am glad that the President finally has responded to him frontally. (Snip)But this utterly failed campaign of attempted character assassination and personal destruction that George Conway has been pursuing against President Trump for so long, with such bitterness, so overtly, so viciously, so vituperatively — all while his wife so publicly stands by the President and is known to be one of the President’s highest-ranking confidantes — actually brings shame not to the President but to Mr. Conway.
Jimmy Carter gets new title: oldest living former president replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/21/2019 5:46:08 AM Post Reply
When Jimmy Carter left office in 1980, the return home to Plains was not easy. His once flourishing farming business was more than $1 million dollars in debt, and he faced the prospect of selling the land that his family had been on for 150 years. Then a friend pointed out that Carter, at the tender age of 56, could expect to live at least until 80-years-old.“I had one disturbing reaction,” Carter wrote in his 1998 book, “The Virtues of Aging.” “What was I going to do with the next 25 years?Let’s just say a lot —
Ratings: ‘Empire’ Sinks to Series Lows in Second Episode Since Jussie Smollet Arrest replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 5:40:31 AM Post Reply
“Empire” sunk to series lows on Wednesday, one week after an already-rough midseason premiere. Those episodes marked the first two original hours of the Fox soap since star Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with filing a false police report in Chicago. Last night, “Empire” managed a 1.1 rating/6 share among adults 18-49 and 4 million total viewers. The drama’s previous series lows came on Halloween 2018, when the show drew a 1.2 demo rating and 4.2 million overall audience members. The “Empire” midseason return a week ago tallied a 1.3 rating and 4.4 million viewers,
The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 5:48:47 AM Post Reply
In the days since the stunning dismissal of Morris Dees, the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, on March 14th, I’ve been thinking about the jokes my S.P.L.C. colleagues and I used to tell to keep ourselves sane. Walking to lunch past the center’s Maya Lin–designed memorial to civil-rights martyrs, we’d cast a glance at the inscription from Martin Luther King, Jr., etched into the black marble—“Until justice rolls down like waters”—and intone, in our deepest voices, “Until justice rolls down like dollars.” The Law Center had a way of turning idealists into cynics; like most liberals,
The curious case of Ilhan Omar replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 6:17:55 AM Post Reply
Ilhan Omar has refused to answer substantive questions regarding her marriage to husband number 2, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. I think is fair to infer that Elmi is her brother and that she entered the marriage for some dishonest purpose. If so, the dishonest purpose would likely have something to do with student aid while she and Elmi went to college in Fargo at North Dakota State University. If Omar is not Elmi’s sibling, the marriage nevertheless appears to involve some serious dishonesty she has concealed. I originally raised the question regarding Omar’s marriage to Elmi in 2016.
The ‘Burn It Down!’ Democrats replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 6:26:11 AM Post Reply
The Senate. The Electoral College. The First Amendment. The Second Amendment. The Supreme Court. Is there a part of our constitutional order that the Democrats have not pledged to destroy? There are some Democrats out there in the sticks — a lot of them, in fact — who simply don’t understand the constitutional order. (Snip)Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris went to law school. They understand the American constitutional order just fine. And they hate it. The American order is complex — it is much more sophisticated than “democracy,” which assumes that nothing stands
The Supreme Court will likely approve Trump´s wall replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 6:31:59 AM Post Reply
A constant refrain we now hear is that President Trump’s order to finance the wall is “unconstitutional” and “violates the separation of powers.” That is not the case. Richard H. Pildes, a professor of constitutional law at New York University, wrote on March 14 the clarifying article, “How the Supreme Court Weakened Congress on Emergency Declarations.” Here are his salient points: Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build the wall derives from that singular authority in the National Emergencies Act (NEA), passed by Congress in l976. Since then, presidents have resorted to the NEA 58 times.
Robert Mueller submits full report on Russia probe replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/22/2019 6:29:43 PM Post Reply
Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on Russian meddling in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign to Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department said Friday. Justice notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller’s report but did not disclose any of its conclusions. “I am reviewing the [Mueller] report and I anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusion as soon as this weekend,” Barr told Congress. President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow issued a joint statement.
Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’ replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/23/2019 5:31:07 AM Post Reply
Barbra Streisand is under fire for comments she made about two men accusing Michael Jackson of sexually assaulting them as children. The legendary singer and actress said that Wade Robson and James Safechuck — whose allegations against the late King of Pop resurfaced in the recent documentary “Leaving Neverland" — “were thrilled to be there” and that what allegedly happened to them “didn’t kill them." Streisand, 76, made the strange comments to British newspaper The Times in a piece out Friday, in which she also said that Jackson’s “sexual needs were his sexual needs.”
Mueller wraps up — but don’t expect the hysteria to end replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/23/2019 5:39:15 AM Post Reply
Special Counsel Bob Mueller has handed in his report, marking the effective end of the three-year Trump-Russia investigation. Hallelujah! This means that Mueller firmly expects to file no more criminal charges, which pretty much confirms that all the media and political hysteria about his investigation was driven more by partisan wishful thinking than by anything resembling hard evidence. And that hysteria used up far too much time and attention in a nation with plenty of real issues to worry about. Yes, as much as possible of Mueller’s report should be released to the public,
Did Michelle Obama´s Chief of Staff Help Prop Up the Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax? replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/23/2019 5:42:57 AM Post Reply
Last week, the president of the Chicago police union asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether Cook County State´s Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the police investigation of Empire star Jussie Smollett. Further reporting suggested Foxx may have interfered after receiving a text from Tina Tchen, former chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama. "It seems a totally inappropriate thing to do, to ask a prosecutor to get involved in a case that early on," Martin Preib, second vice president at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP),
On Climate Junk Science and the Utter Nonsense of Twelve Years to Destruction replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/23/2019 5:48:11 AM Post Reply
No amount of psychological pressure, Groupthink, political or academic intimidation should persuade anyone that the world will end in twelve years or that the environmental steps we take these next twelve years will determine earth’s fate. These are utter falsehoods, the Left’s “alternative facts.” Real Fact: The “science” on climate is not “settled.” Demagogues declare otherwise to silence open debate. Demagogues and fools. Al Gore, who has found in Climate Change the opportunity both to Prophet and to Profit, is both demagogue and fool. He went to an Ivy League college —
Journalism Dies in Self-Importance replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/23/2019 6:04:44 AM Post Reply
I suppose it’s true that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as the Washington Post’s slogan says. But journalism may also die, by morphing into forms that can no longer be described as journalism. Journalism may come to mean a crooked scandal sheet, or high-minded propaganda. Sometimes squalor and self-righteousness are equally disreputable. The Post’s apothegm, somehow off-kilter, with its alliteration and self-importance, was a purposeful bit of branding, designed to claim high ground and to poke a thumb in President Trump’s eye every morning. Such partisan intent detracts from the slogan’s claim to universality. The self-serving implication—the notion that,
Mueller report quashes left´s top excuse for Hillary´s 2016 loss – Trump won fair and square replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/24/2019 5:30:38 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK -- Breaking news: Donald J. Trump won the presidency, fair and square. He does not occupy the Oval Office due to an elaborate plot involving the KGB, the Kremlin, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, or the ghosts of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Instead, he won the old-fashioned way: He followed the rules and out-foxed and out-worked Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. Hillary, in turn, appeared at only 63 rallies in the final 99 days of the 2016 general-election campaign (versus 132 for Trump), as Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft calculated. She addressed, on average, 1,734 people at each
Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/24/2019 5:33:54 AM Post Reply
A man was arrested Friday for throwing a glass of water in the face of controversial Rep. Steve King at a local restaurant, police said. Blake Gibbins, 26, allegedly approached King while he was eating lunch at Mineral City Mill and Grill restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He asked King if he was the congressman and then threw a glass of water on him, Fort Dodge police said in a press release. The release says others were also hit by the water, but no one was injured. Gibbins was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor simple assault
Beto O’Rourke: Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt, Trump Sought To Collude With Russia replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/24/2019 5:37:34 AM Post Reply
Is this really from today, not from the campaign trail in Texas last year? I can’t believe any Democrat would have the stones to double down on collusion the morning after we find out that not only won’t Trump be indicted for conspiring with Russia, none of his inner circle will either.(tweet)Yes, right, we haven’t seen the report yet and so it’s possible that Mueller believes Trump conspired with Russia but declined to indict him due to the DOJ policy that prevents sitting presidents from being formally charged.
How to end our national nightmare — probe Hillary Clinton again replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/24/2019 5:39:48 AM Post Reply
Now that special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation, it is tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and assume that our long national nightmare is over. Resist the temptation, the assumption is false. We are not close to the end. Not by a long shot. In fact, I believe the last two years, as traumatic as they were, will prove to be the easier part of the nightmare, because Mueller dealt only with whether Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to swing the election. Based on what we know so far, especially that no more indictments are coming,
Texas man brings steer to Petco to test ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/24/2019 5:54:22 AM Post Reply
Don’t have a cow, man - unless it´s at Petco. A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store. To Shelly Lumpkin and Vincent Browning’s surprise, the African Watusi was welcomed “with open arms,” Browning wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “The staff members here are always super friendly and courteous to us. We really enjoy coming to this location...our favorite Petco BY FAR!!” The post has since earned more than 400,000 views.
The Most Epic Media Failure in U.S. History replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/25/2019 5:53:39 AM Post Reply
There is a pall hanging over the left side of the internet today. The disappointment is palpable. How is this possible, they´re asking? We were so certain that the president of the United States was a traitor — that Hillary Clinton didn´t lose the 2016 election because she was the worst candidate in modern history, but because Trump and the Russians worked together to steal it. It´s like election night, November 2016, all over again. Once again, leftist delusions have been shattered, this time by a putative ally -- special counsel Robert Mueller.
What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It? replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/25/2019 5:59:11 AM Post Reply
Wow. Here is the link to the Mueller Report as provided by Attorney General William Barr. It says, among other things, this: The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations.(Snip)What is not said here? There is no word about the role of then-President Obama and/or anyone in the Obama administration
CNN defends its Covington Catholic coverage after being hit with $275 million lawsuit replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/25/2019 6:05:28 AM Post Reply
CNN is defending its reporting after being sued by the Covington Catholic High School teen at the center of January’s viral incident, insisting that the network “reported on a newsworthy event” and was careful to “report on additional facts as they developed.” In its first public acknowledgment of the legal action, CNN posted a four-paragraph article on its website that said the network was “reviewing the lawsuit,” referring to student Nicholas Sandmann’s defamation complaint filed March 12 seeking $275 million for “false, vicious attacks.” “CNN reported on a newsworthy event and public discussion about it, taking care to report
Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 5:32:26 AM Post Reply
Senate Democrats, including several of the party’s presidential candidates, have savaged President Trump for proposing to reduce Medicare spending by several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. (Snip)But some cuts to Medicare make sense. Several sought by Mr. Trump closely resemble cuts that had been proposed by President Barack Obama. And the indiscriminate attacks by Senate Democrats are a reminder of how hard it has become for Congress to perform even the most basic kinds of prudent housekeeping in the public interest.
Avenatti, facing multiple federal charges, suggests Los Angeles fraud case has connection to Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 5:35:20 AM Post Reply
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti suggested in a fiery statement to Fox News late Monday that the Los Angeles lawyers suing him for allegedly stealing from a former client´s settlement fund -- a matter that prompted California prosecutors to slap Avenatti with federal criminal fraud charges on Monday -- have political motivations and are "close" to the Trump administration. Although Avenatti´s dramatic New York arrest for an alleged $25 million extortion scheme targeting sports apparel giant Nike dominated headlines on Monday, the separate federal wire and bank fraud charges that Avenatti simultaneously faces in Los Angeles
Brexit: MPs vote to take control of Brexit process for indicative votes replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 5:39:51 AM Post Reply
MPs have voted to take control of the parliamentary timetable in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option. The prime minister was dealt a fresh blow as the government was defeated by 329 votes to 302, setting up votes on Wednesday to find out what kind of Brexit has most support among MPs. Theresa May has said there is no guarantee she will abide by their wish. Thirty Tory MPs voted against the government, including three ministers. Richard Harrington, Alistair Burt and Steve Brine resigned to join the rebels, with Mr Harrington accusing the government
The old college try replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 6:13:35 AM Post Reply
No, the Electoral College isn’t a plot. Yes, it is needed. Without it, the recount in the 2000 election could have gone on forever. Without it, we could never have founded the union, as the small states would have never accepted the loss of their power. Without it, candidates could win by running up numbers among their own backers, whereas now it takes a diverse coalition with backing both deep and wide. This isn’t to say that we haven’t seen oddities, such as for instance in 2016.
The Mueller-Industrial Complex Collapses replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 6:15:06 AM Post Reply
In a letter to Congress on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr declared that while Robert Mueller’s report found evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and did not exonerate President Donald Trump, it also did “not conclude that the president committed a crime.” And so the special counsel’s months-long investigation into Trump’s dealings with Russia ended with an inconclusive conclusion: No smoking gun would result in Trump’s hasty removal from office. Not just Democratic lawmakers had been banking on a final blow to the Trump administration. Pundits, commentators, and opportunistic entrepreneurs
Avenatti couldn’t scrounge up lawyers to represent him in $20M extortion scheme case replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 7:29:27 AM Post Reply
Michael Avenatti apparently couldn’t find a lawyer to represent him on extortion charges following his stunning arrest — and wound up with a pair of court-appointed federal defenders at his side on Monday night. Avenatti was hauled into the same downtown Manhattan courthouse where he held a news conference last year with then-client and porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a 2006 affair with Donald Trump. Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker signed off on a deal to release Avenatti on $300,000 bond, with conditions including no contact with the alleged co-conspirator in his case,
He once tried to kill President Reagan. Now John Hinckley says he’s ‘happy as a clam’ replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 11:33:54 AM Post Reply
Two years after he was discharged from a mental hospital, John W. Hinckley Jr. lives in a modest house on a golf course, runs a small antiques business, adopted a cat named Theo, and drives for his mother and older brother. “This is the best I’ve ever felt in my life,” he told a psychiatrist about his life in the historic colonial-era town of Williamsburg in coastal Virginia, according to court records. “I’m happy as a clam, to be honest.” But at 63, Hinckley continues to face challenges, some universal and some unique to the man
Commentator Andrew Sullivan Jeered at Hollywood Inclusion Event replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 5:25:07 PM Post Reply
At an event billed as ‘A Day of Unreasonable Conversation,’ it seemed only fitting that journalist and provocateur Andrew Sullivan provided the audience with its most uncomfortable moment. During a Monday morning panel probing how Hollywood screenwriters and showrunners portray “the other side,” Sullivan criticized “Hollywood” for regularly painting non-coastal elites in unflattering terms, which has only exacerbated America’s cultural divide. “These people who are already insecure about losing their job switch on the TV, look at the newspaper and hear that they are being described as bigots, racists,” said Sullivan, who was speaking to a packed audience of industry professionals,
The Jussie Smollett Travesty replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2019 5:39:41 PM Post Reply
Chicago prosecutors, dropping the case against Jussie Smollett for allegedly filing a false report that caused a spasm of national anguish and anger two months ago, are hinting that they believe Smollett is in fact guilty of fabricating the supposed January 29 attack — but think he should be only lightly punished. Very lightly: They require that he forfeit a bond of $10,000 and do community service, although it is unclear whether this means some unrelated community service Smollett has already done for reasons unrelated to the great Subway Sandwich ambush of 2019.
Who is Tina Tchen, the attorney linked to Jussie Smollett messages? replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2019 5:25:36 AM Post Reply
Tina Tchen, the attorney and former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, has garnered scrutiny after messages traded with Cook County State´s Attorney Kim Foxx -- about the alleged hoax linked to actor Jussie Smollett -- emerged shortly before prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett on Tuesday. Tchen started practicing law in 1983, after she graduated from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and currently leads the Chicago branch of Buckley LLC. In between, she worked in the Obama White House, first as the director of the Office of Public Engagement
"There Was No Market For Skepticism": Suprise Mueller Ending Stuns MSNBC- But The Resistance Show Will Go On replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2019 5:36:58 AM Post Reply
In many ways, MSNBC’s block of Monday night coverage was a moment the network had been building up to for the past two years, the crucial must-watch episode. Last Friday, Robert Mueller turned over the results of his titanic Trump investigation to Attorney General William Barr, and on Sunday, Barr released a summary of the report that was a painful gut punch to a vast swath of MSNBC’s liberal audience. (Snip)Night after night, hosts took viewers down a complex network of rabbit holes, introducing them to shadowy characters like Felix Sater and Alex van der Zwaan, and eliciting bold prognostications
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson loses defamation lawsuit against Jeanine Pirro because she specializes in ‘caustic’ opinion on Fox News replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2019 5:41:47 AM Post Reply
A judge has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson against Jeanine Pirro on the grounds that the Fox News host specializes in “loud, caustic” opinion. McKesson, who is also a noted speaker and podcast host, sued Pirro in December 2017 for claiming on-air that he had “directed” violence against a Baton Rouge police officer. McKesson said that wasn’t true. Pirro argued that she was merely expressing the opinion that the injured officer could sue McKesson, arguing he is liable for the officer’s injuries.
No Right to College for Illegal Immigrants replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2019 6:05:27 AM Post Reply
At a time when Americans believe immigration to be the most important issue facing the nation, the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Georgia’s state colleges and universities can’t be forced to admit illegal immigrants as students. And that includes aliens who qualified under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by former president Barack Obama in 2012. In an opinion handed down earlier this month, a three-judge panel upheld the right of the Georgia Board of Regents, which runs the state-university system, to verify the “lawful presence” of applicants before granting them admission as students
Obama´s protective shield seems to be shattering replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2019 6:08:09 AM Post Reply
Now that the whole Russia collusion thing against President Donald Trump has been proven a media-hyped fallacy, politically savvy eyes are turning toward former President Barack Obama and wondering: What about all that sneaky surveillance stuff? What about all that Team Obama titillation of flawed Trump-Russia insider information? What about FISA and Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele reports used to justify spying of Team Trump? These are good questions. And they demand answers. As Sen. Rand Paul put it, in a tweet: “Time to investigate the Obama officials who concocted and spread the Russian conspiracy hoax!” Indeed. Since Trump’s not guilty on the colluding-with-Russia-to-steal-the-election-from-Hillary-Clinton
The Steele Dossier, Hillary Clinton’s Malignant Gift to America replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 5:47:13 AM Post Reply
The Mueller investigation has concluded, and Mueller’s declaration has now entered the public record: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” But it’s worth reflecting on how the contrary view — the firm conviction that Trump did coordinate with Russia — became so deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. And it’s worth reflecting on why another set of Americans could look at actual, troubling evidence of Russian contacts and simply not care at all. The answer is complex,
Keith Olbermann Wants to Ruin a Guy´s Life for Killing a Turkey replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 5:55:34 AM Post Reply
It´s been a while since I thought about Keith Olbermann, but not long enough. We all know he´s a big mashed-up bag of meat with a hairpiece on it, but what has he gotten himself into this time? Oh, he´s just trying to destroy the lives of people who displease him. His usual ethical behavior.(tweet)That´s right, Keith is angry about a Mississippi newspaper covering a guy who legally hunted a turkey. At least Keith is keeping busy, I guess. The executive editor of the Clarion-Ledger is standing by his writer:
Scientologists consider Tom Cruise to be a ‘deity’ replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 6:03:44 AM Post Reply
Tom Cruise and his daughter Isabella Cruise continue to move up in Scientology, both taking more powerful positions in the secretive church — where the lower ranks are apparently ordered to see the actor’s movies multiple times. Cruise is said to be “considered a deity within Scientology.” Former church member Leah Remini has said, “He is second to David Miscavige — the savior of the free world.” Cruise was seen March 9 at the front of a celebration of the holiest day of the Scientology calendar — L. Ron Hubbard’s March 13 birthday — at the church’s spiritual mecca
Fox News Blows CNN, MSNBC Out of the Water in Aftermath of Mueller Report replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 6:14:09 AM Post Reply
Fox News has continued to dominate cable news ratings in the aftermath of the Mueller investigation’s conclusion. Special Report with Bret Baier averaged 2.3 million viewers in total with 364,000 in the key age demographic of 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Group. MSNBC’s breaking coverage of the end of the Mueller probe garnered 1.7 million viewers and nearly a quarter-of-a-million in the key demo, whereas CNN only managed to attract 1 million viewers, but did have 291,000 in the age bracket. Each network altered their coverage for the release of the report. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. that night, Fox News averaged
Save the world, have more babies replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 6:22:05 AM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes her friends´ worries seriously that it’s immoral to have children because of climate change. The freshman congresswoman, however, had only insults for a Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, when he suggested that having more babies would be good for the planet. The "gentlelady" from New York is doubtlessly serious in her concern about climate change, and so we’d urge her and her party to drop the reflexive animosity and instead consider the argument Lee made, which has its roots in serious economics. If you believe we face serious threat from climate change and that mankind´s current trajectory
Blacklisting Chick-fil-A replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 6:28:21 AM Post Reply
No one is surprised when cities like San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle enact policies driven by the latest progressive imperatives. In Texas, where I live, observers have long believed that a statewide Republican majority would insulate the Lone Star State from such pressure. Capital city Austin’s traditionally liberal politics—its unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”—have usually seemed like an exception to the statewide rule. But now it appears that San Antonio, the state’s second-biggest city (and seventh-largest in the U.S.), has gotten “woke,” too, blacklisting a well-respected business because of its owners’ political contributions and religious beliefs.
Inside the dirty dealing that sprang Jussie Smollett replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/28/2019 3:16:30 PM Post Reply
How did hate crime-huckster Jussie Smollett get away with it? All crooked roads in Chicago lead back to the Obamas. On Tuesday, as part of a sealed deal, the Illinois state attorney’s office dismissed 16 felony charges brought by a grand jury against the Trump-hating actor, who blamed phantom white MAGA supporters for a brutal racist “assault” that left him with a teensy-weensy scratch under his eye. The day before the “attack,” Smollett’s two bodybuilding friends were caught on surveillance tape buying costumery (red hat, ski masks, bandanas, sunglasses and gloves) that just happened
State´s attorney did not ´formally´ recuse herself in Jussie Smollett case, her office says replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/29/2019 5:26:21 AM Post Reply
Cook County (Ill.) State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did not “formally” recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case, her office said in a statement Thursday, explaining that Foxx used the term "recuse" in a "colloquial" sense rather than a legal sense when she left the case in February. The statement was the latest twist in the saga centering around Smollett, the "Empire" actor whom Foxx´s office decided not to prosecute Tuesday in a stunning reversal after Smollett faced a 16-count indictment for allegedly staging an assault against himself in January. Foxx announced Feb. 19
41 states have tried to pass abortion restrictions this year, as Georgia votes on a new ban: Report replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/29/2019 5:29:56 AM Post Reply
The expected vote on a so-called "heartbeat" abortion ban in Georgia is just one of a growing number of abortion restrictions that may become law this year. In fact, more than 250 bills restricting abortion have been filed in 41 states since the start of 2019, according to a new report issued by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights research group initially formed under Planned Parenthood that has been operating separately for years. While some legislators have been working to restrict abortion access since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that codified
Does the media owe Trump an apology? replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/29/2019 5:35:00 AM Post Reply
Nothing about the Mueller report — or at least what we know of it to this point — surprised me very much. As I’ve written before, I never thought it very likely that President Trump had entered into some kind of explicit agreement with the Russian government in 2016, only because the Russians, who are pretty sophisticated about this, wouldn’t have needed any quid pro quo to understand that having Trump in the White House would be like celebrating Defender of the Fatherland Day every day of the year. (I’m not making that up — it’s an actual Russian holiday.)
Pinocchio Nation replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/29/2019 5:59:56 AM Post Reply
It’s not what you are that counts,” Joe Kennedy allegedly reminded his children, “but what people think you are.” The Kennedy patriarch’s amoral advice seems almost quaint next to the prevailing ethos of today’s famous, rich, and influential. It’s not even what people think you are but what you can say you are, while keeping a straight face, that now counts. Take Jussie Smollett, who says that he has “been truthful and consistent on every level since day one.” Nobody, not even anyone with the last name Smollett, believes that. But he can say it
We´re Naming And Shaming The Absolutely Worst Reporters on The Russian Collusion ConspiracyTheory replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/29/2019 6:18:08 AM Post Reply
Attorney General Bill Barr revealed this weekend that special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government, dealing a hefty blow to a large swath of the media. Perhaps most damaged were the individual anchors and reporters who bet their careers on proving that President Donald Trump conspired with a foreign power to steal an election. These journalists authored fake stories, gave breathless coverage to the alleged scandal and ultimately misled the public. We’ve compiled a list of some of the worst offenders. Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has been one
Valerie Plame, outed CIA agent and Trump critic, plans US Senate run in New Mexico: report replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/30/2019 5:31:41 AM Post Reply
Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative who was at the center of an intelligence leak when her identity was publically revealed during the George W. Bush administration, plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico as a Democrat, according to reports. Plame told the Washington Examiner on Friday that she would "like another opportunity to serve my country." Her disclosure follows the announcement Monday by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., that he will not seek re-election. Plame, 55, has a been vocal critic of President Trump,
TV Networks Reject Ads for Anti-Abortion Movie replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/30/2019 5:45:21 AM Post Reply
If you haven’t seen a commercial for Unplanned, an anti-abortion movie critical of Planned Parenthood, it isn’t for lack trying on the part of marketers, whose efforts have been consistently rebuffed by TV networks. Pure Flix, the distributor behind the box office hit God’s Not Dead and other movies aimed a Christians, opens the movie in 1,000 theaters today, but outside of the Fox News Channel, every other mainstream television outlet has declined to air the ad. Lifetime, for example, told the film’s marketers that they declined to air the commercial due to the “sensitive nature of the film,”
When Prosecutorial Discretion Is Woke replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/30/2019 6:00:36 AM Post Reply
The expunging of the 16-count felony indictment against actor Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime against himself is being treated as a manifestation of Chicago-machine politics, whereby the politically well-connected enjoy a different standard of justice than everyone else. Feminist attorney Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, had contacted Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx about the case on behalf of a member of Smollett’s family. But the dismissal of a seemingly watertight case, based on the sworn confessions of Smollett’s two co-conspirators and reams of physical evidence, represents more than celebrity justice.
Chris Rock slams Jussie Smollett at NAACP awards: ´What the hell was he thinking?´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/31/2019 5:22:58 AM Post Reply
Jussie Smollett might have been a no-show at Saturday night´s NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood but that didn´t stop comedian Chris Rock from blasting the "Empire" star. "They said ´No Jussie Smollett jokes´ ... What a waste of light skin. Do you know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be out of here! I´d be running Hollywood," said Rock, who was on hand to present the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. He continued: "What the hell was he thinking? You´re ´Jessie´ from now on. You don´t get the ´u´
Manager of CBS employees’ credit union stole $40M over 20 years, authorities say replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/31/2019 5:25:31 AM Post Reply
A credit union set up to serve employees of CBS was shuttered last week after its manager was accused of embezzling $40 million over 20 years, according to reports. The suspect, identified as Edward Martin Rostohar, 62, was a 30-year employee of the Studio City, Calif.-based credit union, reports said. He was arrested at his Studio City home and charged with bank fraud and identity theft, authorities said. If convicted on both counts, he faces up to 32 years in prison and a $1 million fine, Deadline Hollywood reported.
John Brennan: From Spittle to Flop Sweat replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/31/2019 5:40:06 AM Post Reply
Among the high former Obama administration officials who have disgraced themselves by their public comments since leaving office, John Brennan deserves special recognition.(Snip)In Brennan’s many television appearances pronouncing President Trump a traitorous Russian stooge, one could hardly miss the rabid hatred beneath Brennan’s pronouncements. Given his former responsibilities, the thin smile and spittle flecked visage of the man might send a shiver down your spine.
After proving his innocence, Trump shouldn’t have to be humble replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/31/2019 5:46:08 AM Post Reply
Soon after news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller found no Russia collusion, media types began offering their idea of an olive branch to President Trump. It generally came in the form of advice that he try to “heal” the nation. One writer encouraged the president to give an Oval Office address in which he is “contrite, humble and authentic in tone” and use it to ask the public “for a new opportunity to be president of all Americans.” Allow me to go out on a limb with a prediction: Hell will freeze over first.
Fault line: Trump is blamed for everything replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/31/2019 6:04:22 AM Post Reply
Donald J. Trump – is there anything he can’t do? I ask this after the most recent example of his omniscient omnipresence in every single headline issue of the day — in this case the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax in Chicago. When the shocking crime was first reported, it was naturally blamed on Trump — two homophobic MAGA-hat wearing rednecks, assaulting a gay black D-list actor and looping a noose around his neck. But now that it’s been exposed as the most cynical of frauds, guess what — it’s still Trump’s fault. On Friday, the soon-to-be ex-mayor of Chicago blamed Smollett’s crimes
Wife of former Defense secretary calls photo with Biden misleading replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 5:13:22 AM Post Reply
The photographs taken during the swearing-in of then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member´s wife with two hands on her shoulders and-- at times-- his nose nuzzled against her hair, were misleading and "extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends," Stephanie Carter said in a post on Medium. The photographs from the Feb. 17, 2105 ceremony made their way back into the public eye in recent days after recent allegations against Biden. Nevada’s Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores alleged in an article Friday
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle killed in Los Angeles shooting replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 5:16:26 AM Post Reply
Some of hip-hop´s biggest and brightest stars took to social media on Sunday to mourn the death of Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper earlier shot and killed in South Los Angeles, city officials said. Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times outside his clothing store in LA´s Hyde Park area around 3:20 p.m. local time, authorities said. The 33-year-old entertainer was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The rapper´s debut studio album, "Victory Lap," received a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, but hip-hop sensation Cardi B ultimately took home the win.
We’re All Stuck Inside George and Kellyanne’s Marriage replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 5:23:22 AM Post Reply
Last Sunday, shortly after Attorney General William Barr had released his no collusion/maybe obstruction summary of Robert Mueller’s report, I spotted George Conway wandering out of the National Zoo, in Northwest Washington. George, as anyone even casually familiar with the wacky spectacles surrounding our 45th president is aware, is the prominent conservative lawyer who has been increasingly open about his contempt for Donald Trump, mostly via Twitter. This is notable because he is also the husband of the White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, making him one-half of the marital embodiment of Trump-era Washington
Why Americans Don’t Cheat on Their Taxes replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 5:51:56 AM Post Reply
If such a thing as American exceptionalism remains, maybe it can be found in this: Despite deep IRS budget cuts, an average audit rate that has plunged in recent years to just 0.6 percent, and a president who has bragged that dodging federal taxes is “smart,” most Americans still pay their income taxes every year. Even more remarkable, most of us feel obliged to pay. To quote the findings of a 2017 IRS survey: “The majority of Americans (88%) say it is not at all acceptable to cheat on taxes; this ethical attitude is not changing over time.”
Jesse Jackson, others plan rally for Kim Foxx after criticism in handling of Jussie Smollett case replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 5:57:19 AM Post Reply
CHICAGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other clergy are planning a rally in support of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who’s faced criticism since her office dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett. Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says the civil rights leader will join fellow clergy, elected officials, attorneys and community activists for a Monday morning rally at the Chicago Temple supporting Foxx. Jackson says in a statement that the criticism of Foxx is “unreasonable, unjustified and politically motivated.”
Media amplified Schiff´s voice, shouted down the truth replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/1/2019 6:00:32 AM Post Reply
The job of newspapers was once to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Today, that job seems to be to give voice to liars and shout down the truth. You really cannot blame Democrat voters in America for fleeing in droves the fetid airwaves of MSNBC and CNN, which have suffered a collapse in ratings last week as viewers learned they have been steadily and spectacularly lied to for the past two years by the so-called “mainstream” media about the so-called Russian collusion “story.” Examples abound of pundits and reporters from once-respected newspapers and cable “news” outlets leveling
Several injured as Nipsey Hussle memorial ends abruptly after stampede of people replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 5:31:53 AM Post Reply
Hundreds of mourners who had gathered Monday night to remember Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle fled the memorial in droves after inaccurate reports of shots fired in the area. Several police officers worked to control the frightened crowd and track down more information about what had prompted the commotion, which started just after 8 p.m. While a member of the crowd shared some words on the late rapper, dozens of people who had gathered outside Hussle’s store started running away. People fell on top of each other as they tried to flee amid the dense crowd,
Lawsuit claiming Poland Spring is ordinary water will continue replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 5:59:06 AM Post Reply
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Nestle’s bid to dismiss a revised lawsuit claiming that it defrauded consumers by filling bottles of its Poland Spring water with ordinary groundwater. US District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer said consumers from eight Northeastern states may pursue claims that Nestle Waters North America deceived them into overpaying by labeling Poland Spring as “100% Natural Spring Water.” The New Haven, Connecticut-based judge allowed claims on behalf of consumers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. He said federal law preempted claims from Vermont consumers.
Mueller the Boy Scout replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 6:09:48 AM Post Reply
So. Here we are on the good side of history as the United States of America, God’s greatest gift to the human race, has just escaped a media/leftist coup. Ever since Mr. Trump defied all of the pundits and the pollsters and won the election in November of 2016, the media and the leftists have been planning and executing a leftist/media coup against the Constitution. The bare bones of the coup were apparent almost immediately. The media swore up and down that there had been “collusion” between the Trump campaigns and Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton
Time’s Up! replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 6:28:08 AM Post Reply
Addressing charges that Joe Biden behaved inappropriately toward former Nevada legislator Lucy Flores, a spokesperson for the likely presidential candidate said, “Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes.” (Snip)According to the standards of culpability that Biden has articulated in similarly conflicted situations, however, it’s an open-and-shut case. Perhaps no major American political figure has so consistently championed the erosion of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct.
John Huber leaves Congress in dark on FBI probe: ´It´s like Where´s Waldo?´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 6:31:59 AM Post Reply
Attorney General Jeff Sessions thought he had already answered calls for a special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of sensitive political investigations when he named a Utah prosecutor to conduct an inquiry and report back. Nearly 18 months later, there has been nary a public peep from U.S. Attorney John Huber, the man Mr. Sessions assigned to get to the bottom of things. Likely witnesses say Mr. Huber has never contacted them, and members of Congress say they are still in the dark despite regular pleas to see progress. “It concerns me that we haven’t heard
How a Medical Mystery Tilted the 1992 Election in Bill Clinton´s Favor replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 4:35:10 PM Post Reply
Soon after her husband was sworn in as president of the United States in 1989, Barbara Bush began losing weight, 18 pounds in all, sudden progress after a lifelong struggle. “I convinced myself it was because I was eating smaller portions and working so hard,” she said in her 1994 memoir. But she also was having trouble with her eyes. They were inflamed and bulging, and sometimes she was seeing double. Aboard Air Force One in February 1989, heading back to Washington after a trip to China, she sat down beside White House physician Lawrence Mohr and described her symptoms. Mohr
How bad does border have to be for Democrats to admit it´s an emergency? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2019 4:43:30 PM Post Reply
Is there any number of illegal border crossings into the United States that would strike Democrats as an emergency? As they resisted President Trump´s efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, many Democrats made the point that fewer migrants are coming today than years ago, during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. The implication was that today´s situation cannot be an emergency, because it used to be worse. That doesn´t make sense, of course. One could argue that crossings were an unaddressed emergency back then, and that today´s figures, although lower, also qualify as an
California bans state-funded travel to South Carolina, bringing total to 10 states replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:17:52 AM Post Reply
The day may be coming when California public employees are permitted to travel on business only to blue states. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday added South Carolina to the growing list of states banned from state-sponsored travel, citing the Palmetto State’s 2018 budget bill allowing faith-based adoption and foster-care services to operate according to their religious beliefs. “The State of South Carolina recently enacted a measure that sanctions discrimination against families in the placement of children in need of homes,” said Mr. Becerra in a statement. “The State of California stands strongly against any form of discrimination.” He cited California Assembly
Democratic Proposal: Hey, Let´s Eliminate Criminal Penalties for Illegal Immigration -- and End Most Detentions replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:20:30 AM Post Reply
Not long ago, the Democratic Party´s mantra on abortion was that the unfortunate practice ought to be "safe, legal and rare." Nobody is pro-abortion, they told us. Today, the party votes in virtual lockstep against any and all measures that would limit even the most extreme and unpopular forms of abortion, including recent legislation barring elective late-term abortions, and a bill to require medical care for infants born alive after failed abortions. Not a single Democrat running for president has even hinted that the ´right´ to abortion should be curtailed or limited in any way, at any point, for any
A Brewing Rebellion in the Emerald City replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:27:44 AM Post Reply
For the past five years, like many of its West Coast counterparts, Seattle has endured a steady expansion of homelessness, addiction, mental illness, crime, and street disorder. But the activist class—a political and cultural elite comprising leaders in government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and media—has enforced a strict taboo on declaring the obvious: something is terribly wrong in the Emerald City.(Snip)” According to the Seattle Times, 53 percent of Seattle voters now support a “zero-tolerance policy” on homeless encampments; 62 percent believe that the problem is getting worse because the city “wastes money by being inefficient” and “is not accountable for how
6 States, DC Sue Over Changes to School Lunch Rules replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:05:10 PM Post Reply
NEW YORK — Six states and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened nutritional standards in school breakfasts and lunches when it relaxed the requirements affecting salt and refined grains last year. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to overturn the changes, saying they were carried out in an arbitrary and capricious manner. The government "significantly weakened" nutritional standards for sodium and whole grains, according to the lawsuit, without giving the public a chance to comment on them and in opposition to nutritional requirements for school meals set by Congress.
Estrada´s Revenge replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:07:31 PM Post Reply
Largely as a result of unprecedented Democratic obstructionism in the United States Senate, President Trump has yet to staff many executive positions in his administration or fill many judicial vacancies. This afternoon comes word that the Republican majority has finally altered Senate rules to reduce debate time on most presidential nominees by reducing post-cloture debate. They have done so by exercising what the media refer to as the “nuclear option” — what should probably be known as the Harry Reid option — under which a Senate majority changes the Senate rules. In order to understand the meaning of this particular procedural
Chasing Bonnie and Clyde replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2019 6:11:34 PM Post Reply
The Highwaymen, Netflix’s new manhunt film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, is a suspenseful and morally fraught take on the story of the ex–Texas Rangers who tracked down the most famous bank robbers of 1934. But this movie about chasing Bonnie and Clyde is also a movie about Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a pleasing tale of resourceful, hard-nosed cops that’s also something of an essay on cinema and society. Arthur Penn’s 1967 cinematic landmark (which is also streaming on Netflix) launched an American New Wave of counterculture films about anti-heroes and misfits contesting a nefarious system. Penn’s successors painted a
2 cars spend over an hour fighting for parking spot in Los Angeles, viral video shows replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/4/2019 5:34:38 AM Post Reply
Two drivers in California were willing to waste a good chunk of their day duking it out for a parking spot — and it was all caught on video and uploaded as part of a viral Twitter thread. The encounter took place in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday, according to Mariah Flores, under handle @Mrhflrs, who documented the hilarious battle. Dubbed the "black car" and the "silver car," drivers in each vehicle appeared to spend close to two hours — from 6:20 p.m., seemingly until past 8 p.m. —
American tourist kidnapped in Uganda´s Queen Elizabeth National Park: Officials replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/4/2019 5:37:06 AM Post Reply
An American woman was kidnapped on Tuesday evening while visiting Uganda´s most popular national park, authorities said. Four unidentified gunmen allegedly ambushed a group of tourists who were on an evening game drive with a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwest Uganda around 6 p.m. local time Tuesday. They held the group at gunpoint before fleeing with their guide and 35-year-old American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott, according to the Uganda Police Force. A Canadian couple was left behind without a key to the vehicle. They contacted the camp manager who brought them to safety, officials said.
Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump nominees replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/4/2019 5:44:41 AM Post Reply
Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” Wednesday to unilaterally reduce debate time on most presidential nominees, the latest in a series of changes to the fabric of the Senate to dilute the power of the minority. The move by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) immediately paves the way to expedite confirmations of President Donald Trump’s judicial and executive branch picks and comes amid deep GOP frustration with Democrats’ delays. Future presidents will benefit, too, though McConnell and Trump stand to gain inordinately as they seek to fill 130 District Court vacancies during the 18 months before the 2020 elections.
Biden’s Problem Is His Ego replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/4/2019 5:51:32 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly over-familiar interactions with women, which are extensively on the record and have been the subject of jocular commentary over the years.The #MeToo era has put his grabby style in a different light, and now he’s had to tweet out a video saying he gets it. Biden’s conduct is obviously different
Democrats are so afraid to p*ss off Al Sharpton replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/4/2019 5:57:28 AM Post Reply
How is Al Sharpton — the Jussie Smollett of civil rights — still a kingmaker? This week, nearly every single Democratic candidate for president — save the otherwise-distracted Joe Biden — has or will appear at Sharpton’s annual convention for his National Action Network, which he calls a charity. A more rational observer might call it a personal piggybank funded by shakedowns. This is a man who, as The Post exclusively reported in December, sold the rights to his life story to his own “nonprofit,” paying himself $531,000 — on top of his $244,661 salary to run NAN in 2017.
First Beto, then Pete: How the media are culling the Democratic contenders replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/5/2019 5:19:34 AM Post Reply
The media´s hot candidate of the moment, hands down, is Mayor Pete. He succeeds, at least for a few news cycles, the media´s previous darling, Beto. And you just know that, if she were 35 instead of 29, the media would be leading the AOC-for-prez boomlet. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is most assuredly not hot, in media terms, thanks to the unwanted touching and kissing, although he will be the nominal front-runner on the day he gets in. Which leads me to a somewhat serious question: How will news outlets go about winnowing the Democratic field?
Man, 23, accused of posing as Timmothy Pitzen has criminal history, authorities say replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/5/2019 5:22:33 AM Post Reply
An Ohio man whom authorities said falsely claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, the Illinois boy who went missing in 2011 at age 6, was found to have a long criminal history and was once psychologically evaluated, according to reports. Brian Rini, 23, of Medina, Ohio, was spotted in a Newport, Ky. neighborhood early Wednesday by residents who suspected he was trying to steal a neighbor’s car. When they approached Rini, he reportedly told them he was Pitzen, according to police in Sharonville, Ohio. A DNA test, however, quickly determined that "the person in question
What If It´s Just Us? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/5/2019 5:25:25 AM Post Reply
When it comes to the question of extraterrestrial life, humans optimistically assume the Universe is prolific. After all, there doesn´t appear to be anything particularly special about Earth, and life not only took hold here on our world, but evolved, thrived, became complex and differentiated, and then intelligent and technologically advanced. If the same ingredients are everywhere and the same rules are at play, wouldn´t it be an awful waste of space if we´re alone? But this is not a question that can be answered by appeals to either logic or emotion, but by data and observation alone.
‘Reparations’ is a recipe for strife, not justice replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/5/2019 5:32:52 AM Post Reply
Reparations for slavery used to be a fringe idea, but it’s gaining traction among mainstream Democrats. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee has sponsored a bill to study the question, and she has garnered support from Democratic presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Liz Warren and Beto O’Rourke. At The New York Times, David Brooks now backs it. Which just goes to prove that there’s nothing so ill-considered that it won’t be taken up by a liberal. Let’s concede that, when a wrong has been done, reparations should be paid.
Why I’m rooting for George and Kellyanne Conway replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/5/2019 5:59:56 AM Post Reply
Speak the names ‘George and Kellyanne Conway’ and you are sure to get anyone in Washington, D.C. talking. She shattered the glass ceiling as the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign and he is a respected lawyer who graduated from Harvard and argued before the Supreme Court. Perhaps their most impressive accomplishment, however, has nothing to do with their careers. In a town that often prizes power and position over family and faithfulness, the Conways are raising four children and will soon celebrate an 18th wedding anniversary.
Bill Cosby reaches settlement with seven women in Mass. defamation lawsuit replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/6/2019 5:24:07 AM Post Reply
Bill Cosby this week arrived at a settlement with several women who had accused the disgraced comedian of defaming them when he said their sexual misconduct allegations where not true. According to court documents filed on Friday in Springfield, Mass., the 81-year-old comedian negotiated a confidential settlement with seven women, including Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Barbara Bowman, who say Cosby defamed them when he called them liars after they publicly accused him of sexual assaut. (The settlement still requires a judge´s sign-off.)
Reparations? Please! replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/6/2019 6:17:25 AM Post Reply
The Democratic presidential candidates are parading in front of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and the topic of the day is reparations: Beto O’Rourke had just finished speaking about racial injustice to the National Action Network when the Rev. Al Sharpton, its president, pushed him to say a little more. “Your fellow Texan, Sheila Jackson Lee, has proposed a commission to study reparations,” Sharpton said. “If that passes, and you are president of the United States, would you sign that bill?” O’Rourke, who had spent 15 minutes talking about how white America left black America behind,
Israel’s Netanyahu, a political Houdini, is facing his toughest escape act yet replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/6/2019 6:25:23 AM Post Reply
JERUSALEM — When Israel’s top satire show launched its recent election special, it depicted an impersonator of Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu breaking out of chains in a Houdini-like feat. With a smirk he turned to exit, before realizing his foot was still shackled. Netanyahu has escaped many a peril in the quarter-century that he has been a dominant ­figure in Israeli politics, including 13 years as prime minister. There was the first “Bibigate,” when he dramatically confessed an extramarital affair to the Israeli public, and the second, when he was investigated during his first year in office amid allegations
The Border Crisis Is A Money-Making Machine For Smugglers replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/7/2019 6:17:47 AM Post Reply
About this time last year, I visited a migrant respite center in McAllen, Texas, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville. Sister Norma Pimentel helped establish the center in 2014, at the height of the unaccompanied minor crisis, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was overwhelmed with thousands of children and teenagers turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. At that time, the center was receiving between 60 and 120 migrants a day, nearly all of them families from Central America. Here’s how it worked:
Rhino poacher stamped to death by elephant, eaten by lion replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/7/2019 6:23:24 AM Post Reply
An elephant trampled a suspected rhino poacher to death and his remains were devoured by a lion, according to the South African National Parks. The incident took place Tuesday at Kruger National Park and his remains were recovered two days later, officials said. The deceased’s family told authorities his accomplices told them the man had been killed. The four accomplices fled the scene but were later arrested and are in custody. After the family was informed, they called the park and head ranger Don English formed a search party.
Twitter Backs Off Partnership With SPLC Amid Bombshell Reports. Amazon Stays Silent replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2019 5:52:59 AM Post Reply
Twitter appears to be one of the only big tech companies to back out of an alliance with the Southern Poverty Law Center after the group’s long-time president was fired for unspecified conduct reasons, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “The SPLC is not a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council or a partner the company has worked with recently,” a source within the company told TheDCNF. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity and did not disclose when Twitter distanced itself from the SPLC, which was dealt a significant blow in March following reports
If Brexit Fails, So Does Britain replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2019 5:57:14 AM Post Reply
Charles Moore today ends his weekly Telegraph column, which has become required reading for both supporters and opponents of Brexit, with a gloomy forecast that the only way of saving Brexit from its betrayal by a Tory prime minister and government is her replacement by a new leader who then reforms the Tory party along lines that would allow local Tory associations to deselect Remain MPs and replace them with Leavers. His final paragraph reads: It does not sound very likely, does it? The only reason to think that it might happen is the prospect of the alternative, which is annihilation.
Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant: report replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2019 6:02:12 AM Post Reply
An explosive new report by The Smoking Gun claims that the Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant. The report published Monday claims that Mr. Sharpton regularly interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families, specifically leaders of the Genovese family, and he secretly recorded their conversations. Mr. Sharpton was known by the FBI as “CI-7” — short for confidential informant No. 7 — and began working for the agency in the mid-1980s, the report said.
The Trump Scandal: ‘Five Star Final’ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2019 6:10:49 AM Post Reply
While the newspapers await the details of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report on President Trump, we went up on the Web to watch “Five Star Final.” That’s the classic movie about the genre of gutter newspapering that seeks to drive up circulation — or Web traffic — through the journalism of personal destruction. If ever there was a metaphor for our time, this is it. We’ve been thinking about it since Mr. Trump spoke of the “young and beautiful lives” that have been crushed by the special prosecutor’s “witch hunt” that turned up no prosecutable collusion
Why Beto and Buttigieg Pretend to Be Kennedys replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2019 6:39:16 AM Post Reply
For the past six decades, Democrats have been mesmerized by the Kennedy style, like adult children searching for the forever-young father who left them before his time. The pressure for candidates to fit the Kennedy mold—in looks, style and political bearing—became so oppressive that the writer Garry Wills coined a term for it: “The Kennedy imprisonment.” The generation of politicians that immediately followed John F. Kennedy—John Kerry, John Tunney and even Republicans like John Lindsay—tried so hard to emulate JFK that they enacted impersonations:
Sanders calls for ban on state right-to-work laws replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/9/2019 5:43:57 AM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who´s vying for the Democratic nomination for president, called for a federal ban on so-called right-to-work laws in a Monday speech. Speaking to the International Association of Machinists at the union´s conference in Las Vegas, Sanders said as president he would push legislation in Congress to prohibit the laws. Right-to-work laws bar unionized workplaces from negotiating contracts under which all members who benefit from the contract must contribute dues. Twenty-six states currently have right-to-work laws on the books. “We need elected officials and candidates at every level to get serious about speaking out for the trade union movement.
Who Commits Most of the World’s Extremist Violence? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/9/2019 5:57:46 AM Post Reply
Last week, the New York Times featured an illustrated timeline of “white extremist” killings over the last nine years, with lines demonstrating citation and affiliation among the killers. According to the Times, the record shows “an informal global network of white extremists whose violent attacks are occurring with greater frequency in the West.” The idea that white supremacist violence is a growing global threat has gained more currency recently, notably in the wake of the ghastly Christchurch mosque massacre, when an avowed white nationalist murdered 50 Muslims. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for instance, asserted that “White supremacists committed
The Rainy Night the Camera Lights Went Out in Georgia replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/9/2019 6:02:21 AM Post Reply
Hollywood used to confine its hostility toward traditional American values to the screen. It took a hard left turn half a century ago with productions like The Graduate, Easy Rider, Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice, M*A*S*H, and every show by Norman Lear, to nudge the culture that way. Sure, there were overreaches — Jane Fonda cozying up to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, Marlon Brando sending a poor Indian girl onstage to reject his Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather, the Edith Bunker Memorial for the Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Steven Spielberg’s fanboy swoon for Fidel Castro,
Don’t Worry, Israelis: Beto Knows What You Want Better Than You Do replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/9/2019 6:19:34 AM Post Reply
Nearly a month after Beto O´Rourke announced his candidacy for president, the Texas Democrat has yet to articulate any meaningful views on policy. His campaign is a series of empty platitudes, lacking any substance. To the extent that O´Rourke discusses actual issues, he just calls for debates or national conversations to determine what to do, no matter the subject. Interested in concrete solutions to the problems facing the American people? Do not look to O´Rourke, who, during six years in the House of Representatives, sponsored no major legislation and only passed three bills. Even liberal
ACLU Warns ´Immigrants and People of Color´ Not to Go to Florida replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/9/2019 6:31:00 AM Post Reply
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) went on Twitter Monday to warn, “immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling to Florida.”(tweet)The ACLU’s tweet comes in light of the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, urging Florida’s legislature to pass laws that would ban sanctuary cities. The laws would prevent police departments from refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in apprehending illegal immigrants. Florida has one of the largest illegal immigrant populations in the nation; estimated at more than 700,000 people. ACLU of Florida said that the state’s recent push
Why two former Beto O´Rourke staffers now say they´re with Bernie Sanders replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 5:52:51 AM Post Reply
A couple of days before Beto O’Rourke kicked off his campaign for president, two of his former student staffers, Bryant Young and Autumn Lanning, were reminiscing about those heady days during the Texas race for U.S. Senate when it seemed they had Republican Ted Cruz on the ropes. Over sandwiches at Which Wich next to the University of Texas campus in Austin — he had the buffalo chicken, she went veggie — they described an almost intoxicating ride toward what they hoped would be the first statewide Democratic win in Texas in a quarter-century. “Watching the energy build up
Pentagon awards nearly $1 billion to build Trump´s border wall replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 5:54:49 AM Post Reply
Washington-The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it had awarded $976 million in contracts to build President Donald Trump´s much-sought-after border wall with a completion date for these projects of October 2020. A $789 million contract was awarded to the Texas-based company SLSCO Ltd. for the construction of border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico which is located in the El Paso sector of the border. A second $187 million contract was awarded to the Montana-based Barnard Construction Company for work in Yuma, Arizona. The contracts were awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
If You Think U.S. Politics Is Bad, Check Out Britain replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 6:17:11 AM Post Reply
Americans who think that the political climate in the United States is tumultuous should be aware of the disarray in its principal ally. On the heels of the evaporation of the Trump–Russia collusion scam (on which the Democrats had placed almost all their bets), the personnel changes at the Department of Homeland Security and the indisputable gravity of the numbers of illegal entries has fragmented the Democrats’ backup argument that the border was a “crisis manufactured by the president.” Attempted unauthorized border crossings of over 100,000 per month, and the opinions of senior Obama-administration officials, including the former secretary,
It’s Okay to Laugh: Hillary Clinton Waiting Her Whole Life to Be President Only to Lose to Donald Trump Is Still Grimly Hilarious replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 6:23:53 AM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton spent nearly her entire adult life on a desperate quest for power and money. She stood by as her horny husband achieved both, and longed to escaped his crooked shadow, to step into the spotlight on her own, to make history. Political success was insufficient. Overcome with rage and class envy — at having so much raw power and prestige yet still having to debase herself before the altar of America´s financial elite — she vowed to abandon all shame in her crusade to join their ranks.
Charles Van Doren, Inspiration for ‘Quiz Show’ Movie, Dies at 93 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 3:26:26 PM Post Reply
Charles Van Doren, the inspiration for the 1994 film Quiz Show, died on Tuesday. He was 93. Van Doren confessed to Congress in 1959 that his 14-week winning streak on the popular NBC quiz show Twenty-One was a hoax. During his eloquent testimony, the Columbia University English instructor confessed to having been given the questions and answers in advance, as well as being told to act dramatically while deliberating over the inexplicably correct answers. “I would give almost anything I have to reverse the course of my life in the last three years,” he told Congress.
‘Are you serious?’: John Kerry’s climate change credentials challenged by GOP lawmaker replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/10/2019 3:34:46 PM Post Reply
Former secretary of state John F. Kerry responded in disbelief when a Republican congressman challenged his credentials on climate change, prompting the veteran politician to ask, “This is really happening here?” Kerry, who helped broker the 2015 Paris climate accord that President Trump pulled out of, returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to serve as a witness for a House Oversight Committee hearing on the need for leadership to combat climate change. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), who has two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began his line of questioning attempting to undermine Kerry’s authority
The media need to investigate Joe Biden and his Ukraine dealings replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 5:22:11 AM Post Reply
For the past 12 days, the political media has been focused on “handsy” and “creepy” former Vice President Joe Biden and his penchant for making unwanted contact with women seemingly wherever he is. While these allegations deserve their fair share of attention, the mainstream media may be missing -- or more likely ignoring -- the real Biden story that’s staring them in the face. When I served as the chief investigator for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight during the Clinton Administration, I regularly worked with journalists on investigations they were covering for weeks and even months.
Trump administration preparing to roll out Kushner´s Israeli-Palestinian ´peace plan´: Sources replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 5:26:04 AM Post Reply
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´s reelection victory secured, the Trump administration is preparing to roll out Jared Kushner´s "peace plan" as early as this month, sources familiar with the plan tell ABC News. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the plan, which Kushner and a small "peace team" have been quietly working on for months. The text itself remains a closely guarded secret -- even within the White House -- and has only been seen in its entirety by four people within the administration, the sources said. The text hasn´t even been shared with allies,
Trump Signs Executive Orders to Fast-Track Oil and Gas Pipelines replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 5:30:03 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders aimed at speeding up oil and gas pipeline permitting, including limiting the ability of activists and states to block key energy projects. Trump signed the orders Wednesday at an International Union of Operating Engineers’ training center near Houston. Some labor unions have pushed back against Democrats’ anti-fossil fuel agenda, including the recently introduced Green New Deal. Trump ordered federal agencies to speed up permitting for pipeline projects, including asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curtail state authority to block projects under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Feds seize $4.5 million Avenatti plane amid tax scandal replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 5:33:56 AM Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – Embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti was the subject of a federal warrant Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of his private jet, worth about $4.5 million. A U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman, Thom Mrozek, confirmed to Fox News that federal agents seized a Honda HA-420 twin-engine jet from Santa Barbara Airport about 10 a.m. after a federal judge issued a warrant. The plane was originally scheduled to be flown Wednesday to Orange County on Avenatti´s behalf, but pilots had to file a new flight plan to San Bernardino County.
Report: Lori Loughlin Thought The Feds Were Bluffing, Now “Freaking Out” About Having To Do Time In Prison replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 5:41:06 AM Post Reply
Before this story has played out to its conclusion, I will figure out how to turn it into a fine powder and snort it. Ingesting it in dribs and drabs over the course of the day simply isn’t enough. (Snip)History may record that the single most glorious populist triumph of this era was Trump’s DOJ sending Aunt Becky down for 5-10 for handing out fat envelopes to get her dumb kids into their dream school. Or, rather, her dream school.If I were Trump, I’d run on it next year. “She has been in complete denial
Being ‘Not-Trump’ is not enough replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 6:03:37 AM Post Reply
For all that progressives hate Donald Trump’s policies, his tax cuts and his travel bans, nothing has been more outrageous to them than his personality: his boorishness; his bullying; his unshakeable satisfaction with his white, male, wealthy self. That’s why Democratic candidates have approached the next presidential election with the single-minded purpose of not being Donald Trump. Their policies are not like his, but more significantly they are not like him. If he is insulting they are civil. If he is obnoxious they are respectful. If he is reactionary they are progressive. If he is uncaring they are empathetic.
Stefan Halper: The Cambridge don the FBI sent to spy on Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/11/2019 6:10:28 AM Post Reply
When Attorney General William Barr stated "spying did occur" against the 2016 Trump campaign, most attention was focused on the FBI´s surveillance of former junior foreign policy aide Carter Page. But the spying Barr was thinking of, and which he said may or may not have been legally authorized, is more likely to be that carried out by Stefan Halper, a former Republican operative and White House aide who became a foreign policy academic with close ties to both American and British intelligence. One could be forgiven for believing Halper was a creation of the spy novelist John Le Carré.
If Assange Burgled Some Computers, He Stopped Being a Journalist replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 5:55:41 AM Post Reply
Julian Assange was marched out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday looking, in videos of his arrest, like a cranky, beleaguered version of Santa Claus. Or, depending on your perspective, a tired, down-on-his-luck burglar from a Dickens novel. He may be both, in his mind, or just one or the other in the minds of his admirers and detractors. What will matter in court is whether the WikiLeaks founder committed a crime. And that should matter as well in the debate about whether he’s a journalist and publisher —
DA knew Jeffrey Epstein was a dangerous pedophile when arguing for leniency replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 5:58:55 AM Post Reply
The Manhattan DA’s office had graphic and detailed evidence of pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s depravity when a prosecutor inexplicably argued for leniency during his 2011 sex offender registry hearing, The Post has learned. In advance of the hearing, then-deputy chief of Sex Crimes, Jennifer Gaffney, had been given a confidential state assessment that deemed Epstein to be highly dangerous and likely to keep preying on young girls, the DA’s office admitted in its own appellate brief eight months after the hearing. The brief has been sealed since 2011, but The Post obtained it Thursday after suing to get it unsealed.
Boston Globe Publishes, Then Edits Op-Ed Encouraging Waiters To ‘Tamper With’ Trump Official’s Food replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 6:18:19 AM Post Reply
The Boston Globe found itself in hot water on Wednesday after publishing an opinion piece from a man who said he regretted “not pissing” on a Neo-conservative pundit’s food and encouraging waiters to “tamper” with the food of outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The article, titled “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” was written by Luke O’Neil, a former waiter and occasional writer for the Globe. The article now has an editor’s note at the top and has been stealth edited for “tone.” The article originally began:
Trump Is Right: Puerto Rico Shouldn’t Get More Hurricane Subsidies replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 6:32:45 AM Post Reply
In the last week, President Trump has been denounced for opposing more taxpayer funds for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Trump has put the blame squarely on the corrupt political leadership of Puerto Rico and highlighted that Puerto Rico has received more relief funding than Florida and Texas combined. While there is some disagreement over the exact figure that Puerto Rico has received, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has reported $20 billion in hurricane recovery funds, while the Federal Emergency Management Agency has funded an additional $8 billion
The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2019 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 5:32:22 PM Post Reply
The Hollywood Reporter´s ninth annual list adds dozens of new stars, reporters, editors — and even a mogul or two — who keep racking up the scoops as ratings soar and platforms boom amid the provocateur-president´s continuing attacks on the press: "Sometimes when you´re pro-truth, it comes off as anti-Trump."Not since Watergate has the media been more relevant — or more reviled by the leader of the free world. And it’s all been good for business: CNN raked in $2.5 billion in revenue in 2018 (the most ever for the network) and Fox News is projected
Why Ecuador ended asylum for ´spoiled brat´ Julian Assange replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 5:36:13 PM Post Reply
QUITO, Ecuador — The dramatic end to Julian Assange´s asylum has sparked curiosity about his seven-year stay inside Ecuador´s Embassy in London that was marked by his late-night skateboarding, the physical harassment of his caretakers and even the smearing of his own fecal matter on the walls of the diplomatic mission. It would´ve tested the patience of any host. But for tiny Ecuador, which prides itself on its hospitality and spent almost $1 million a year protecting Assange, it was also seen as a national insult. "We´ve ended the asylum of this spoiled brat," a visibly flustered President
California may ban hotels from giving guests tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/12/2019 5:46:08 PM Post Reply
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hotels in California may no longer be able to provide guests with tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, or other personal care products. Assembly Bill 1162 passed the Natural Resources committee on Monday by a vote of 6-3 (two Assemblymembers did not vote.) The bill would ban “lodging establishments”, including hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals, from offering small plastic bottles holding 12 ounces or under of product in rooms or public spaces. Instead, the establishments could offer “bulk dispensers” that could be used by a number of people. T
Shirley Leung: Globe Owners Pulled Controversial Op-Ed Piece That ´Really Crossed The Line´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/13/2019 5:45:44 AM Post Reply
Writer Luke O’Neil’s controversial opinion piece, published in the Boston Globe Apr. 10, was edited several times and ultimately removed from the newspaper´s website after review from Globe ownership, according to Interim Editorial Editor Shirley Leung. “In the end, this piece did not meet Globe standards and we regret that it got posted,” Leung, who is also a WGBH News contributor, said Friday in an interview with Boston Public Radio. In the piece, originally titled “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” O’Neil wrote that one of his “biggest regrets”
The Anti-Bill Barr Smear Campaign replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/13/2019 6:05:08 AM Post Reply
The campaign against Attorney General Bill Barr is in full swing. We are told that he’s a tawdry tool of Donald Trump, that he’s disgracing himself and sullying his reputation, that he’s the equivalent of a Roy Cohn, the sleazy lawyer who once represented Trump back in New York. The criticism of Barr reached a crescendo this week after he used the word “spying” in congressional testimony to refer to the surveillance of Trump campaign officials in 2016. The reaction to his testimony was absurdly over-the-top. Yes, the word “spying” has a negative connotation, but it’s functionally indistinguishable from “surveiling.”
The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don’t Stand a Chance replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 5:41:24 AM Post Reply
There is no discernible mass groundswell for an Eric Swalwell presidential campaign. The case against: He is a 38-year-old California congressman of little legislative distinction. He would appear to have minimal running room in a deep and accomplished Democratic field expected to grow to 20 or so — large enough to fill two baseball starting lineups, with another contender or two left to heckle from the dugout. The case for: Why not? “We don’t have time for vanity things,” Mr. Swalwell insisted in an interview this past week, the morning after he announced his candidacy
Ken Starr shielded Hillary Clinton in report on Vince Foster´s death replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 5:46:41 AM Post Reply
The death of Vince Foster, a close associate of the Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Hillary’s law partner in Arkansas, sparked lots of speculation by detractors of the Clintons. Was it really a suicide, as initially supposed, or was there foul play? Ken Starr, the independent counsel appointed to investigate Clinton involvement in Arkansas banking wrongdoing, took on the additional assignment of investigating Foster’s death. Starr’s predecessor in the job, Robert Fiske, had already looked into it. Fiske concluded that Foster did, in fact, commit suicide. He found that Foster
Illegal Alien Sentenced to Prison For Running Elaborate Prostitution Operation replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 6:08:02 AM Post Reply
Luis Bonilla-Hernandez, an illegal migrant from El Salvador, was sentenced to two years of prison on Friday for running a criminal sex operation right in the heart of the Washington, D.C., area. “Bonilla-Hernandez profited from the sexual exploitation of women who found themselves in difficult and vulnerable places,” G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a prepared statement after the sentencing. “The tears, pain, and mental anguish expressed by the victims in this case is heartbreaking. Additionally, this case is yet another example of an individual who is here in the United States illegally
What It’s Like to Lose a Million Dollars to an Online Dating Scam replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 6:22:37 AM Post Reply
In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 21,000 reports about online romance scams, totaling $143 million in losses. As the number of dating sites and social media apps has gone up, so too has the number of romance scams reported — from 17,000 in 2017, 11,000 in 2016, and 8,500 in 2015. Last year, the median loss reported was $2,600, which is seven times higher than the median loss for other forms of fraud tracked by the FTC. Most affected are people over the age of 70, for whom the median loss rose to $10,000.
Wife accuses former Republican senator of bank fraud replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 6:29:48 AM Post Reply
The wife of former New York Republican Sen. Alfonse D´Amato said she has gone to federal authorities, alleging that her husband committed bank fraud and that he forged her signature on checks from a secret bank account for millions of dollars spanning seven years. Katuria D’Amato, who has been in several rounds of legal battles with her husband over the last few weeks, said in an interview with Law&Crime that she found out about the account when the U.K.-based bank HSBC sent a letter to her home about the account opened in her name.
Stratolaunch: ´World´s largest plane´ lifts off for the first time replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/14/2019 6:41:04 AM Post Reply
The world´s largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken flight for the first time. Built by Stratolaunch, the company set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011, the aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. The idea is to fly the plane to 10 km (6.2 miles) before releasing satellites into orbit. Its 385 ft (117 m) wingspan is the length of an American football field. If successful, such a project would be a cheaper way to launch objects into space than rockets fired from the ground. The twin-fuselage six-engine jet flew
What is kratom? And why is it being promoted as a ‘wellness’ product to our kids? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 5:36:26 AM Post Reply
My college-age son called me recently and asked me about “kratom,” saying that it was all over campus and even some of his friends were trying it. Thankfully, I got the phone call asking about what it was rather than him just hopping on the bandwagon of trying the latest trend. “What is it?” he asked. And for once, I had to admit, that although I had heard of it, I didn’t know much else about it. This concerned me on many levels. How is there a “wellness” product being promoted and sold
Obama Adviser´s Book is Ranked 1,030 on Amazon. How Did It Make NYT´s Bestseller List? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 5:42:14 AM Post Reply
Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to former President Barack Obama, published a book that ranks dismally on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble, but was placed on The New York Times Best Seller list. Anomalies around the book’s sales figures in industry databases have some in the book business questioning whether Jarrett, who’s rumored to have received a million-dollar-plus advance, paid a company to game the numbers. Her book, which was published April 2, is number 1,030 on Amazon’s list of top sellers and has only three reviews on the site. It similarly ranks 1,244 on Barnes and Noble
Nobody In The GOP Is Inciting Violence Against Ilhan Omar replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 5:46:51 AM Post Reply
Words have actual, distinct meanings. Somehow accepting this wisdom that is thousands of years old is something of a struggle in this, the 21st century. (Snip)The real danger in regard to Democrats accusing Republicans like Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Donald Trump, and outlets like the New York Post, of incitement to violence is that the charge is one of very few that can be used to erase First Amendment free speech protections. It’s no accident that this is the word being used. But it is an absurd accusation.
Media Matters to Dem Candidates: Avoid Fox News to Save the Earth replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 5:56:09 AM Post Reply
The beginning of Media Matters for America´s "About" section reads thus: Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. In reality, its mission is to obsess over and respond with histrionics to everything Fox News does. MMFA is probably FNC´s most loyal viewer. The site was founded by David Brock, a one-time conservative turned left-wing operative, so it has a real "crazy ex-girlfriend" feel to it. The juice-box drinking staff spends their days trying to undermine
Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 6:01:00 AM Post Reply
During a recent lunch hour, I was alone on the rooftop of the largest Chick-fil-A in the world. The restaurant, on Fulton Street, is the company’s fourth in Manhattan, and it opened last month to the kind of slick, corporate-friendly fanfare that can only greet a new chain location. The first hundred customers had participated in a scavenger hunt around the financial district. At an awards ceremony, the management honored them with a year’s supply of free chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. There were no such prizes on offer when I visited,
The sheer size of our government workforce is alarming — and we can´t afford it replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 6:23:44 AM Post Reply
After eight years of reckless expansion of the federal workforce under Barack Obama, Donald Trump vowed to downsize the wildly growing bureaucracy of Washington. In 2016, he promised to “cut so much your head will spin.” However, during the first two years of his presidency, there has been no significant effort to reduce the bloated federal payrolls. In fact, the federal government is the largest employer in the nation. Walmart, which has a presence in communities of all shapes and sizes, is the largest private employer in the nation with 1.5 million workers. Yet the number of Americans who rely
Five arguments the Mueller report won´t settle replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/15/2019 6:26:40 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr has promised to release a redacted version of the Mueller report this week. It will of course consume the political conversation for days, but even now it is clear that, as much as the report might be talked about, it will not settle the main arguments that have raged about the Trump-Russia affair for more than two years. Here are five debates that won´t be resolved, no matter how much of the report Barr makes public: 1. Collusion. On the face of it, Barr´s summary of Mueller´s conclusion could not be clearer:
California, Blinded By Plastic replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/16/2019 6:13:36 AM Post Reply
California, the Los Angeles Times recently reported, is building a “non-plastic future.” The state has outlawed or restricted single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, and plastic cutlery. Future targets: plastic detergent bottles, unattached caps on plastic bottles, and polystyrene containers (typically used to hold restaurant takeout orders), which more than 100 California cities have already banned. Some legislators also want to ban travel-size shampoo bottles that hotels provide for guests. Golden State consumers are schlepping groceries in their arms as if they’ve been sent backward to the pre-bag era, sucking on paper straws that quickly become sodden and useless,
´Climate refugees´ -- Democrats´ new tool to kill U.S. borders replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/16/2019 6:24:00 AM Post Reply
The left has a new tool to bring illegals to America — to wedge border doors a bit wider in defiance of law and order — and it goes like this: climate change. The weather. The weather is making people flee their countries and come to America. And as the left sees it, America has a duty — an obligation — to let these poor people in and take care of them. Wow. This is a new low even for the left. It’s U.N.-speak, pure and simple. While discussing President Donald Trump’s proposal to relocate immigrants to sanctuary cities on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”
Bill Barr, Dirty Cops, and the O.J. Simpson Trial replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/16/2019 6:28:23 AM Post Reply
When Attorney General Bill Barr testified last week that, yes, “spying did occur” in the government’s Trump-Russia investigation and that spying on a political campaign is a “big deal,” the Democrats were apoplectic. How could he dare say such a thing? The saintly James Comey went even further. He told an audience that he didn’t even know what spying meant. No, siree, he had no idea. Barr’s candor is what Michael Kinsley famously called a “Washington gaffe,” where the naked truth somehow slips out. Naturally, it set off a firestorm. Democrats demanded an immediate retraction but got only an anodyne
We mourn today with France, with Christians, with all mankind replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/16/2019 6:34:00 AM Post Reply
Aujourd´hui, nous sommes tous français. Today, we are all French. Today, we gasp, we ache, we mourn. Today, we feel a nauseating sense of loss. Today, we weep. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is surely, along with St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, among the three most famous Christian churches in the world. And with good reason. It is — it was — magnificent. The sheer size of the cathedral was stunning. For it to have been commissioned 850 years ago, and finished, largely, 700 years ago, makes its achievement even more mind-boggling.
New Jeffrey Epstein accuser goes public; defamation lawsuit targets Dershowitz replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/17/2019 5:52:40 AM Post Reply
A new victim has gone public in the Jeffrey Epstein case, filing a sworn affidavit in federal court in New York Tuesday, saying that she was sexually assaulted and her then-15-year-old sister molested by Epstein and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, in 1996. Maria Farmer, then 26, claims that she was employed by Epstein, a multimillionaire financier who lived in a vast mansion on New York’s Upper East Side, and that she frequently saw “school-age girls’’ wearing uniforms come into the mansion and go upstairs. She was told that the girls were auditioning for modeling work, according to her affidavit.
Beto O’Rourke Donated Just 0.7% of His Income to Charity Since 2008 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/17/2019 6:01:16 AM Post Reply
When it comes to raising money, former congressman and failed Senate candidate Beto O´Rourke is a force to be reckoned with. However, when it comes to charitable giving, O´Rourke´s personal contributions are far from generous—typically less than 1 percent of his total income. O´Rourke earned $366,455 in 2017, according to his tax returns, which he posted on his campaign website on Monday. That same year, he reported charitable donation of just $1,166, or 0.3 percent of his total income. That´s even less than rival Democratic candidate Kirsten Gillibrand reported giving to charity on her 2018 tax return.
Trump is a master at pushing Democrats’ buttons replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/17/2019 6:05:39 AM Post Reply
Damn that Donald Trump, he’s at it again, making a big deal out of 9/11. How dare he? He’s also threatening to send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities. Has the man no decency? “It’s illegal. It is just plain illegal. We will meet him in court. We will beat him in court,” thundered Mayor de Blasio, taking a position at odds with his earlier offers of free medical care and other goodies for illegals. But that was then. Now he’s flipped the script to meet the requirement to always oppose whatever the president supports.
Arizona city overwhelmed by migrants declares state of emergency replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/17/2019 6:29:26 AM Post Reply
Yuma, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, declared a state of emergency Tuesday, saying it cannot handle the crush of illegal immigrants the government is being forced to release onto its streets. Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the migrants are being released by the Border Patrol into his community faster than they can leave, and local shelters are already at capacity. He warned of mobs of people “roaming the streets looking to satisfy basic human needs,” clashing with citizens looking to protect their own property. “There is an imminent threat on having too many migrant releases into our community,”
Elizabeth Warren’s best move is to drop out of race replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/17/2019 6:33:06 AM Post Reply
It’s a good thing that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is opening a presidential headquarters in Charlestown. At the rate she is lagging in the race among the posse of panderers running for the Democrat nomination for president, she will need all the support she can get, beginning in her home state. So, maybe she should consider also opening headquarters in Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and New Bedford. If she can’t dominate the field in Massachusetts, where can the former “American Indian” win? She has not only fallen behind in the polls; she is behind the leaders in raising campaign money as well.
Ann Coulter says she’d consider vote for Bernie Sanders replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 5:46:32 AM Post Reply
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she could support Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, in 2020 and even floated the idea of working in his administration if he returned to his earlier stance on immigration. In a preview clip of PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” released Wednesday, host Margaret Hoover asked Coulter how she viewed the progressive senator. She asked whether she would support him if he campaign on “getting rid of low-skilled workers” to ensure higher wages.
Abortion rights group asks Supreme Court to strike Louisiana admitting privileges law replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 5:50:39 AM Post Reply
Abortion rights advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to summarily strike down a controversial Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court in February, by a 5-4 vote, temporarily put the law on hold – hours before it was set to take effect -- pending an expected appeal from the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing a Louisiana abortion clinic and two physicians. The organization is challenging a decision by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding the Louisiana law.
Advice to Never Trumpers: Back Biden replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 5:54:29 AM Post Reply
The anti-Trump Republican movement, whatever remains of it, has been defined more by its articulation of first principles than its appreciation of winner-take-all politics. But politics is fundamentally about compromise, and the movement has been hamstrung by its inability to work with either the Trump administration or the Democratic opposition. Short of working within the administration to influence the president’s agenda, the clearest option for anti-Trump Republicans would be to ensure that there’s at least one mainstream nominee running on the 2020 presidential ballot
Post-Mueller report likely to target Russia dossier author Steele replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 5:56:58 AM Post Reply
The frenzied anticipation around special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report has overshadowed another Justice Department report on the Russia probe that could land as soon as next month, and which will likely take direct aim at the former British spy behind an infamous “dossier” on President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. For the past year, the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has been examining the FBI’s efforts to surveil a one-time Trump campaign adviser based in part on information from Christopher Steele, a former British MI6 agent who had worked with the bureau as a confidential source since 2010.
Mueller Report: Dems Bash Barr to Keep Hype Alive replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 6:22:39 AM Post Reply
Thursday morning, the Justice Department will release the 400-page report outlining how special counsel Robert Mueller squandered $34 million to conclude that an implausible conspiracy theory was unsupported by objective evidence. Even at $85,000 per page, it’s unlikely that this document contains anything of substance that we didn’t already know after Attorney General William Barr distilled it down to 4 pages last month. Yet the Democrats and the “news” media continue their desperate attempts to keep hype alive with new conspiracy theories about a “cover-up” as well as demands
Report: Christopher Steele Refusing to Meet With DOJ Inspector General, Which is Scrutinizing Ex-Spy´s Dossier replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 6:26:33 AM Post Reply
Christopher Steele declined to meet with the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, which is reportedly poised to cast doubt on the veracity of some of the former British spy’s infamous anti-Trump dossier. Steele declined the inspector general’s request on the grounds that it would be improper for him to take part “in an internal Justice Department investigation as a foreign national and former British intelligence agent,” Politico reported Wednesday. The explanation is somewhat ironic given that Steele, a former MI6 officer, provided his anti-Trump research to the FBI as well as to Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official.
Buttigieg-run South Bend features poverty and workers trekking down the road for good jobs replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/18/2019 6:35:42 AM Post Reply
At just 37, Pete Buttigieg doesn´t have much of a record to run on. He´s never held a federal office or won a statewide election, nor is it likely that he could in a conservative state like Indiana. Yet outside of his inspirational rhetoric, there´s one thing Buttigieg is proud of: his record as mayor of South Bend. Yet, for a presidential candidate who touted how he "cut the unemployment in half" and helped revitalize a Midwestern city, not all residents are feeling the results of the city´s supposed revitalization. In January, Buttigieg told an NPR host that his administration
The Mueller report just left egg on Democrats’ faces replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/19/2019 5:51:12 AM Post Reply
They wanted it, and they got it. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election has been released, and it confirms — yet again — what everyone except liberal conspiracy theorists already knew: President Trump’s campaign and Russia didn’t collude. Good news: We still elect our presidents! Yes, Trump once taunted Russians to find Hillary Clinton’s missing e-mails. Yes, Trump’s inner circle took a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. And yes, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and others have been charged with crimes. These things look bad and, to varying degrees, they are.
Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/19/2019 5:55:57 AM Post Reply
Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer wasn’t his source for thousands of hacked party emails, he was in active contact with his real sources in Russia’s GRU months after Seth Rich’s death. At the same time he was publicly working to shift blame onto the slain staffer “to obscure the source of the materials he was releasing,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserts in his final report on Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. “After the U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind
That’s all there is, and that’s all, folks replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/19/2019 6:12:50 AM Post Reply
Is that all there is? That song was a huge hit for Peggy Lee in 1969, and I couldn’t get it out of my head Thursday as I was reading the Mueller report. “Is that all there is? Is that all there is? If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing.” No collusion, no collusion, no collusion. The report just confirmed what crooked FBI agent Peter Strzok told his paramour two years ago, that when it comes to the Russian collusion delusion, there is no big there there. The Mueller report doesn’t just speak for itself,
Once more, only lumps of coal in certain Christmas stockings replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/19/2019 6:22:37 AM Post Reply
It was Christmas again this week and all the Democrats got in their stockings were two or three lumps of coal. Or maybe it wasn’t Christmas, but Groundhog Day. The earlier summary of Robert Mueller’s findings was only a summary, after all, and everyone knew the actual report had all the good stuff. Mr. Mueller wouldn’t let us down. Ah, but he did. Great expectations dashed again. The Democrats, but for the dwindling number of grown-ups in the party of Jefferson, Jackson, Harry S. Truman and FDR, were so sure that Mr. Mueller would deliver the goods
Mueller, Trump, and ´two years of bulls*it´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/19/2019 6:34:33 AM Post Reply
Late last month President Trump met with a group of Republican senators on Capitol Hill. He discussed a lot of topics, but his most memorable comment came when he called Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation "two years of bulls*it." Now, the public has Mueller´s 448-page report, and it tends to support the president´s assessment. In this sense: At its heart, the Trump-Russia probe was about one question: Did the Trump campaign conspire, coordinate, or collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election? Mueller has concluded that did not happen.
5-year-old victim in Mall of America incident ´showing real signs of recovery,´ family says replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/20/2019 5:41:57 AM Post Reply
The family of a 5-year-old boy who was thrown from the third-floor balcony at the Mall of America released a hopeful update on Friday, saying that despite "a long road ahead," the boy is "showing real signs of recovery." "We have good news to share with you on this Good Friday," the family said in a statement. "Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead. Our faith in God and our savior Jesus
Actual AP Headline: “Tourist Mecca Notre Dame Also Revered As Place Of Worship” replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/20/2019 5:46:05 AM Post Reply
It’s fun to write your own version of this using other religious sites. “Islam gaining traction in popular travel destination Mecca.” “Former Argentine cardinal relocates to Rome.” And to think, this isn’t even the most embarrassing big-media take on religion in the wake of the Notre Dame fire. But fair is fair. The AP’s story about this is much better than the unfortunate headline appended to it. It doesn’t typify the secular perspective of the title as much as it responds to it, informing readers who might regard Notre Dame as chiefly a cultural landmark
Yankees’ ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ is a new PC low replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/20/2019 5:52:38 AM Post Reply
The ridiculous excesses of political correctness have now stretched all the way to Yankee Stadium and Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Both the Yankees and the NHL Flyers have banned Kate Smith’s famed 1943 recording of Irving Berlin’s classic “God Bless America.” The Flyers — for whom the recording has long been a good-luck charm (Smith herself sang it live during the 1974 Stanley Cup final) — went even further: They’ve actually covered up a statue of the singer that stands outside the arena. The Yankees have played the recording during the seventh-inning stretch ever since 9/11. The problem? Two other songs Smith
Vatican makes history: Pope allows Islamic prayers, Koran readings replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/20/2019 6:34:24 AM Post Reply
For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility. The readings and prayer came as Pope Francis met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Vatican City, a gathering designed to pray for Middle Eastern peace. A Holy See spokesman said the prayers were supposed to be a “pause in politics,” Breitbart reported. The pope said, too, that he hoped the interfaith prayers would foster peace specifically between Israelis and Palestinians, the news outlet said.
How Rudy Giuliani saved Donald Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/20/2019 6:48:06 AM Post Reply
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump´s lawyer, was greeted like a conquering hero when he arrived in the atrium of the Trump International Hotel on Thursday evening, hours after the publication of the long-awaited Mueller report. Well-wishers cheered and clapped before he disappeared upstairs for dinner. As the fallout from special counsel Robert Mueller´s 448-page report reverberated through Washington a day later, allies of the president praised Giuliani’s legal strategy for ensuring President Trump was not among the hundreds of witnesses who sat down with investigators.
United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:25:13 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK – There´s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America´s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted
Beto´s Top Advisor Quits Campaign replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:30:03 AM Post Reply
Poor little Bobby Francis O´Rourke. His 2020 presidential campaign´s top advisor just quit and took her deputy with her today. BuzzFeed News reports that Becky Bond, a progressive activist who has been with "Beto" since his 2019 senate race, has left his presidential campaign. Zack Malitz, her deputy, also left the campaign. via BuzzFeed: Chris Evans, a spokesman for O’Rourke, did not address questions about the reasons for the departures or whether Bond and Malitz left voluntarily.
Great Synagogue of Warsaw reappears as it is beamed onto glass building at site where it was destroyed by the Nazis as they crushed ghetto uprising 76 years ago replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:33:39 AM Post Reply
The Great Synagogue of Warsaw ´reappeared´ in the Polish capital on Thursday, 76 years after it was destroyed by the Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Artist Gabi von Seltmann used projectors to recreate the place of worship against the facade of the modern building which now stands in its place. Recordings of the synagogue´s cantor Gerszon Sirota, who died in the ghetto, were used to recreate the sounds of Jewish Warsaw .The light-and-sound show, taking place for the second year, was designed to remind Poles of a history which has now largely disappeared from the city.
The real reasons why New Yorkers are fleeing the city replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:43:42 AM Post Reply
True story: My wife and I both are former residents of New York City, and on a recent business trip there she was taking a nostalgic walk through the Upper West Side on a lovely fall day, talking to me on the phone about the possibility of moving back there. And then the crusty guy walking in front of her on the sidewalk stopped, dropped trou and took a dump right there on the sidewalk on Central Park West. “Never mind,” she said. We live in Texas, where we don’t have any state or local income tax or languish
Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:49:16 AM Post Reply
LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make him a member in good standing again. In May, the academy made the rare move of expelling Polanski and Bill Cosby, months after ending the membership of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Polanski appealed the decision, and in January the academy rejected his appeal.
Pete Buttigieg: Just another climate alarmist extraordinaire replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 6:12:56 AM Post Reply
Mayor Pete — as Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential hopeful from the city of South Bend, Indiana, has been affectionately dubbed by his fawning following in the media — called out climate change as the “greatest security issue of our time” during his recent announcement speech. And if we don’t fix it, we’ll all die. He’s yet the latest from the left to use climate change for political advantage by claiming the same. We’ve got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez giving us the 12-year countdown to doom and gloom and death, if we don’t do something quick. That’s not hyperbole.
´Field of Dreams´ came out 30 years ago Sunday and some people love it — but sorry, it is a terrible movie replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 6:17:28 AM Post Reply
"If you build it, he will come.” Puh-lease. Thirty years after the release of "Field of Dreams," it´s time for a major reassessment. Sorry, all you folks who view baseball — and this movie — as some sort of timeless metaphor for connecting to your past and understanding what America is really all about. In reality, it´s just another terrible film. If you can somehow get past all the factual errors and horrible casting — Ray "Goodfellas" Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson? — you realize this is nothing more than an epic helping of corniness, passed off as some
A Meditation after Easter replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 6:25:18 AM Post Reply
And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. —Luke 22: 10–12 There is a strange agency at work here. The Scripture might be haunted. That pitcher-bearer. This goodman. They spook me.
Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/21/2019 5:13:04 PM Post Reply
When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit against Whiteside. It’s unclear what she would have alleged. Avenatti quickly struck a $3 million deal, and the $2.75 million was Whiteside’s first payment. Avenatti, prosecutors say, was entitled to take just over $1 million in legal fees, leaving the rest for Gardner.
Hey, Macron: Don’t you dare modernize Notre Dame! replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/22/2019 5:40:28 AM Post Reply
Can Notre Dame cathedral be destroyed twice — the first time by fire, the second by architects? And will the arrogance of an unpopular president trying for wokeness change the Paris skyline forever? Last week, all of France was in shock, tears and prayer, as the most famous and beloved church in the world was engulfed by hundred-foot flames. We watched as the cathedral’s delicate spire turned white-red and finally collapsed as night fell. It was our 9/11. The fire raged for most of the night at the very heart of the huge darkened church, like some demonic smelter.
Anti-Trump Crazies Urge Impeachment on Cringing Dems replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/22/2019 5:56:11 AM Post Reply
The Democrats, having unwisely invested enormous political capital in the ability of special counsel Robert Mueller to produce some pretext for impeaching President Trump, now face a choice between two evils. Most of the legacy media, the far left wing of their own caucus, and an obsessive megadonor all insist that Mueller provided enough ammunition for impeachment. But recent surveys, including new polls conducted after the full Mueller report was released, show that most voters are against ousting Trump. Consequently, the Democrats will inevitably be forced to alienate some crucial constituency no matter which course they choose on impeachment.
Time To Turn the G-Men Loose On Trump Accusers replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/22/2019 6:20:35 AM Post Reply
The Mueller Report, despite the best efforts of the chief author and his partisan investigative staff, is a bone-crushing defeat for the president’s enemies. There is not a whit of evidence that any American collaborated with any Russian to alter the results of the 2016 presidential election, and there is extensive evidence that the Trump campaign was the subject of enticements to collaborate and rebuffed all of them at all levels. The laborious bulk of Mr. Mueller’s minute description of completely inconsequential twists and turns in his investigation leaves the reader in no doubt of his thoroughness,
Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/22/2019 3:10:43 PM Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. This is the upstart campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old Indiana mayor who has suddenly become one of the hottest names in the Democrats’ presidential primary season. Yet there is an increasing urgency, inside and outside of the campaign, that his moment may pass if he doesn’t take swift action to build a national organization capable
Hollywood earns lowest Easter weekend box office in almost 15 years: report replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/23/2019 5:51:45 AM Post Reply
As we were the first to say yesterday very early in the morning, it’s the lowest Easter weekend at the box office in well over a decade – actually, since 2003, per ComScore this morning (when it hit $107.1M), with the last three days totaling $110.8M in US/Canada ticket sales. This despite the fact that New Line’s $9M James Wan horror production, "The Curse of La Llorona," over-performed and kicked its $15M-$17M tracking to the tune of $26.5M. This weekend’s domestic B.O. is also off 12% from the comparative three-day frame a year ago ($125.55M),
Bernie Sanders Thinks He’s Going To Win The Presidency replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/23/2019 5:55:39 AM Post Reply
"Aides say that Sanders is envisioning himself in the Oval Office, which has been guiding his decisions on both campaign operations and policy positions. Their assessment is that Americans want Medicare for all, but are just anxious that Sanders wouldn’t be able to manage that or any of the other big changes he’s promising. They believe that a tightly run campaign would demonstrate that he could run the country, too. (That’s a huge shift from his last run, which, even as it caught fire in the primaries, never reached a level beyond joking about making his 2016 campaign manager,
Pete Buttigieg Sets L.A. Fundraiser Hosted by Gay Hollywood A-List replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/23/2019 6:02:53 AM Post Reply
The prospect of the first openly gay commander-in-chief is creating an unprecedented coalition of some of Hollywood’s most powerful gay producers, writers, agents and executives who are ready to open their home — and their checkbooks — to support the candidacy of 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that plans are underway for what will most certainly be Buttigieg’s most high-profile industry fundraiser to date. The event will be held June 19 in Los Angeles at the home of TV superproducer Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller with some of Hollywood´s most potent gay power players and couples
Philly Catholic Social Services Censored For Refusing to Work With Same-Sex Couples Based On Religious Primciple replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/23/2019 6:30:22 AM Post Reply
A federal court ruled Monday against reinstating a Philadelphia Catholic Social Services’ foster care contract unless the Catholic agency agrees to work with same-sex couples. A 2018 investigation into Catholic and Christian organizations revealed that Catholic Social Services also chose not to work with same-sex couples for faith-based reasons, after Bethany Christian Services refused to work with a same-sex couple on the basis of their religious beliefs, according to the Inquirer. Though Bethany Christian Services capitulated to pressure from the city to change their policy, Catholic Social Services refused — causing the city
Mueller report contains claim Russia taped Bill Clinton having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/23/2019 6:34:07 AM Post Reply
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report mentions a claim that Russians recorded President Bill Clinton having phone sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky — but the reference was redacted from the version released to the public. The redaction is likely to anger Republicans, because the allegation has been known since at least 2001 and the Mueller report´s reference to a claim that President Trump watched prostitutes urinating in a Moscow hotel room was not struck out. Clinton allegedly was recorded by Russia in the 1990s, allowing Russia to learn of the affair before American officials.
Philippines´ Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage or ´we will declare war´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/24/2019 5:38:38 AM Post Reply
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday reportedly threatened to "declare war" against Canada within the next week if the country fails to remove tons of garbage that was previously shipped to Manila. Duterte, in remarks aired by state media and reported by The Canadian Press, said he will "give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or I will set sail." "I will declare war against them. I will advise Canada that your garbage is on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to," he said.
Grand Canyon visitor, 70, dies in fall from edge, authorities say replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/24/2019 5:40:47 AM Post Reply
A 70-year-old woman has died after falling from the edge of the Grand Canyon, authorities said. Park rangers found the visitor’s body about 200 feet below the canyon’s South Rim on Tuesday. “The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin, and no additional information is available at this time,” John Quinley, a park spokesman, said in a statement. “Park staff encourages all visitors to have a safe visit by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks.”
Florida’s Supreme Court denies former Broward Sheriff Israel’s case replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/24/2019 5:48:00 AM Post Reply
MIAMI — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year’s Parkland school shooting. Florida’s highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as Broward County sheriff earlier this year. The justices noted that under the Florida Constitution, the state Senate is responsible for deciding whether the removal should be permanent. “Today’s Florida Supreme Court opinion leaves no doubt of my authority as governor to suspend a government official for neglect of duty and incompetence,”
Creepy Joe Biden a longtime boon to reporters replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/24/2019 6:15:11 AM Post Reply
Creepy Joe Biden is finally getting into the presidential race Thursday — thank goodness. I was worried for a while there Tuesday, when he suddenly canceled his plans to announce today in Virginia. Cold feet, perhaps? Sometimes you can develop a few circulation problems when you’re 76 years old, which Creepy Joe is. If he’d dropped out, I had my lede all ready to go: “Say it ain’t so, Joe!” But he’s in, and this is a big bleepin’ deal, as he would say. I mean, he was the vice president for Barack Obama, or as Joe called him, “Barack America.”
Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here’s how to respond. replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 5:38:01 AM Post Reply
Our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated. This is the definitive conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report. It documents a serious crime against the American people. The debate about how to respond to Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” attack — and how to hold President Trump accountable for obstructing the investigation and possibly breaking the law — has been reduced to a false choice: immediate impeachment or nothing. History suggests there’s a better way to think about the choices ahead. Obviously, this is personal for me,
Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 5:42:14 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump may successfully drag out many of his legal battles with Congress beyond 2020, denying Democratic investigators much, if any, political bounty before the next election. With Democrats pressing on multiple fronts, from demanding Trump’s tax returns to seeking the testimony of current and former administration officials, some Trump allies see a White House working to buy time. Administration lawyers have rejected a variety of Democratic requests and subpoenas, taking steps that seem to ensure protracted legal battles, which past presidents have used to run out the clock on their congressional adversaries.
How Biden Plans to Steamroll the 2020 Democratic Field replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 5:44:46 AM Post Reply
A few weeks ago, as the ranks of Democrats running for president ballooned, Joe Biden sat down in private with Terry McAuliffe. Both the former vice-president and the former Virginia governor were openly considering joining the field, but McAuliffe had made it clear to his friends and allies atop the party that he’d likely hold off on running if Biden was going to get in. Not only was Biden vastly better known than McAuliffe, he figured, but also, if the Delawarean committed to suitably representing the centrist Democratic perspective,
The media’s endless fawning over Pete Buttigieg won’t end well replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 5:58:22 AM Post Reply
So long, Beto O’Rourke. It was fun while it lasted. The mainstream media has a new presidential crush now, one just as cloyingly nicknamed, vague on policy and whose biggest success is also failing upward: Mayor Pete. This 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, we are giddily informed, is checking all the right boxes: He served in the Navy and deployed to Afghanistan as an intelligence officer; he speaks seven languages; his father is an immigrant; he’s a Harvard grad and a Rhodes scholar; he plays piano; he has two rescue dogs;
FBI raids Baltimore City Hall, home of Mayor Catherine Pugh, her attorney´s office and three other locations replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 2:04:49 PM Post Reply
Federal law enforcement agents fanned out Thursday across Baltimore, raiding City Hall, the home of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh and several other locations as the investigation into the mayor’s business dealings widened. Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the Washington IRS office were executing search warrants at those locations Thursday morning, as well as at least three other addresses associated with Pugh. It was the first confirmation that federal authorities, as well as state officials, were investigating the mayor’s activities. Pugh remained inside her home during the raids, a police source confirmed.
Bea Arthur’s son recalls growing up with ´The Golden Girls’ star, addresses alleged Betty White feud replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/25/2019 2:07:12 PM Post Reply
Bea Arthur left behind a gift that keeps on giving. When the TV legend passed away on April 25, 2009, the Ali Forney Center in New York City, the nation’s largest non-profit providing shelter and support services to homeless LGBTQ young people, learned that she had bequeathed $300,000 to them in her will. In 2012, the City of New York turned over a long-abandoned building to the center, which was ultimately transformed into the Bea Arthur Residence, which is described as “an 18-bed long term housing facility for homeless LGBT youth.” The Bea Arthur Fund not only helps support
Chappaquiddick special shows the media can’t let go of Kennedy myth replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/9/2019 5:25:03 AM Post Reply
It is increasingly dispiriting to hope, even in the #MeToo era, that the mainstream media will ever fully divest from the Camelot myth. The latest example is Tuesday night’s deplorably named ABC News special “The Girl in the Car” — a cheap riff on such blockbuster titles as “The Girl on the Train,” “Gone Girl,” etc. — ostensibly about Mary Jo Kopechne, but really, as always, about keeping the Kennedy legacy intact. The show opened with a howler of a premise, a disembodied voice intoning, “There’s still so much mystery about what happened that night.” Really? Is there?
What’s the matter with Bernie? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/9/2019 5:30:26 AM Post Reply
Who’s the biggest loser? Joe Biden’s third try for the White House might look as doomed as Hillary Clinton’s run in 2016, but so far, Biden has followed a different and more promising trajectory. Instead, it’s Bernie Sanders who’s shaping up to be the Dems’ high-profile also-ran. Clinton peaked in popularity — and polling — ahead of her 2015 announcement. Her status as the assumed nominee helped her clear the field. Only the villain from The Wire dared challenge her in the establishment lane at any length; big names like Biden, John Kerry and Andrew Cuomo
The Little-Known Story of Mary Jo Kopechne replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/9/2019 5:36:43 AM Post Reply
I am so old, I actually remember when Chappaquiddick happened. Some years later, I looked into the facts and found that they are quite clear: Senator Ted Kennedy, then 37 years old, drove his car off a bridge and saved himself, leaving a young woman to die, when she could have been rescued if he had simply called for help like a normal human being. Instead, he tried to convince his cousin to take the fall and, failing that, lawyered up. Ted Kennedy is not history’s most contemptible man, but he is easily in the bottom one percent.
2020 Democrats play to lose replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/9/2019 6:09:28 AM Post Reply
The Republicans’ 2016 field of 17 major candidates for president has been succeeded by the Democrats’ field of 20 and still growing. Many are untried and untested, and many more seemingly have no hope of winning their party’s nomination. So why the pile-on? The answer is President Trump. All by himself, he redefined what it meant to be fit to hold office. He won while at the same time doing and being what had made others seem unfit for office before him. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he was elected as president. He had been divorced.
Conan O´Brien settles joke-stealing lawsuit, blames ´tweet-saming´ in defending his writers replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/10/2019 5:36:43 AM Post Reply
Conan O’Brien’s team decided to settle a 2015 joke-stealing lawsuit this week. But in a lengthy yet witty op-ed published Thursday, O’Brien defended his writers’ innocence by explaining the honor code of comedy writers – next to murder there’s nothing more despicable than joke theft. “I have devoted 34 years in show business striving for originality,” he wrote in Variety. “Had I, for one second, thought that any of my writers took material from someone else I would have fired that writer immediately, personally apologized, and made financial reparations. But, I knew that we were in the right.”
Nadler cries ´constitutional crisis´ but let’s look at what Dems said about Fast and Furious replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/10/2019 5:39:44 AM Post Reply
I remember. Seven years ago Democrats had the opportunity to right the very wrongs they so sincerely decried in a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week. Not only did they fail to defend our Congressional subpoena power, they vociferously argued that doing so was inappropriate. I kid you not. Back then, Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder had refused to comply with a Congressional subpoena for documents in the Fast and Furious investigation. Republicans argued at the time that Democrats should stand with us in defending our Congressional subpoena power. They refused. With a Republican president,
Immoralists: The Example of Brian Sims replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/10/2019 6:12:39 AM Post Reply
A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.” Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip. The former defensive tackle for Bloomsburg University aggressively hectored a woman who appeared to be praying the rosary outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in his Pennsylvania district. On the uncomfortable eight-minute clip, Sims calls the silent protester “an old white lady” and announces, “If you know who this woman is and if you can give
Democrats Look Past Female Candidates to Arranged Marriage With Uncle Joe Biden replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/10/2019 6:18:48 AM Post Reply
Where’s Sen. Amy Klobuchar? Last time I saw her, she was covered in snow like Nanook of the North announcing she was running for president. She’s one of a critical mass of would-be female presidents, too many for the Hillary brush-off of “I’m all for a woman president, just not this woman.” What will the excuse be this time? “There are so damn many, I can’t keep them straight.” Klobuchar is, of course, in plain sight but not so you’d know it. She surfaced on Wednesday evening at Fox News’ second town hall,
Mike Pence Calls for Ilhan Omar to Be Removed from House Foreign Affairs Committee replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/11/2019 5:55:13 AM Post Reply
Today, in an interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence called on the Democratic House leadership to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our most cherished ally, Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American," Pence said in the interview. "And frankly the fact that very recently, she’s been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela tells me … Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee
The United States of Gluttony replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/11/2019 5:57:06 AM Post Reply
There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands. Put down the burger. It’s time to hear some harsh truth. In a stinging piece for The Spectator USA, Will Lloyd noted, “just as the dapper, diffident, pink-cheeked gentleman was once the symbol of Britain’s international prestige, American power has its own archetypal figure: a greedy slob who cannot stop eating.” Is this an exaggeration? Absolutely not.
William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/11/2019 6:03:31 AM Post Reply
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has declared it a “constitutional crisis” that Attorney General William Barr refuses to divulge the small parts of the Mueller report that contain grand-jury material. By a straight party-line vote, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress. What did Pelosi think when Barr’s predecessor, Eric Holder, refused to divulge documents to a congressional committee and was held in contempt? “Ridiculous!” she said. What did Holder and Obama say? That the House subpoena was a violation of “separation of powers.” To partisans, the difference between the cases is obvious.
‘So Help Me God’ No More: Democrats Give House Traditions a Makeover replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 5:55:40 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The witness rose from her seat, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth before Congress. But four words were missing: “So help me God.” In the House of Representatives, to the winner go the spoils, and Democrats, the new decision makers, control everything, including what legislation gets a vote and the minutiae of procedural choices, such as whether witnesses must utter the traditional plea for divine aid. Democratic chairmen and chairwomen of several key committees have deemed no such entreaty is necessary.
Dems should drop anti-Trump platform and become a genuine party replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 6:02:00 AM Post Reply
America needs a true opposition party. Instead, it has a crazed resistance movement stuck in 2016. Consider the ­evidence. Democrats in Congress are acting like teenagers auditioning for a school play. Rep. Jerry Nadler, ­finally in a starring role after decades in the shadows, is trying to gin up outrage at President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr but his amateur theatrics bear no relation to reality. Nadler’s insurmountable problem is that he wants to make the report of special counsel Robert Mueller something it’s not.
The More People See of Hillary Clinton, the Less They Like Her replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 6:07:50 AM Post Reply
For the third time in her life, Hillary Clinton toured the nation, hoping to be loved. Hoping to break the cycle that the more people see of her, the less they like her. The third time wasn´t the charm. This weekend, the Clintons took the Hill and Bill Tour to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in what amounts to home turf for them these days. Thanks to low demand, ticket prices plummeted to as low as $2 each. And pundits who remark on the tour inevitably point out that she didn´t visit Wisconsin this time, either.
Abortion Racism in Pennsylvania replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 6:10:41 AM Post Reply
Democrats are losing it over abortion. Sure, they’ve long been bad on the issue, but they’re suddenly escalating the vitriol. And by “Democrats,” I’m referring to elected ones. You could always find unhinged “pro-choice” liberals doing vulgar things. Elected Democrats, however, have tended to show a little more restraint. Not anymore. Look at Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York or Gov. Ralph Northam in Virginia, the latter of whom generously promises that an infant that survives an abortion will be “kept comfortable” amid final gasps without attempts at resuscitation. In Alabama, Democratic state rep. John Rogers
Dennis Rodman and others accused of stealing 400-pound crystal from yoga studio in Newport Beach replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 1:28:37 PM Post Reply
A Newport Beach yoga studio claims former NBA star Dennis Rodman entered the business twice in two days this week and helped other people, including a former employee of the studio, steal more than $3,500 in merchandise, including a 400-pound amethyst crystal. Ali Shah, who with his wife, Ariana, owns Vibes Hot Yoga at 100 W. Coast Highway, said he watched the events unfold on live security video. Shah said a man whom he identified as Rodman walked into the shop with a former Vibes employee and another man and woman just before the shop was scheduled
Democrats Are All About Restricting Ballot Access If It Helps Stop Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 1:32:37 PM Post Reply
Earlier this month, California began to join the growing chorus of Democrat-run states that are restricting which candidates may be listed on the presidential ballot. Normally, Democrats decry any limits on ballot access, be they for candidates or voters, but this bill is different. Why? Because it is an undisguised attempt to keep Donald Trump off the ballot, and when Trump enters the equation, his opponents throw all other calculations out the window. The bill is dressed up as a law to compel the president to release his tax returns, but it is really a form of nullification
The bag police replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/12/2019 1:38:07 PM Post Reply
If left unchecked, politicians would allow America’s Nanny State to grow to immeasurable proportions. Government bureaucrats and elected officials believe they know better than we mere mortals when it comes to making personal choices about health care, child rearing, diet, smoking and countless other subjects. The environment is another favorite vehicle for proponents of the Nanny State. Straws, styrofoam and coffee pods have all been recently targeted by green groups. Some jurisdictions have banned plastic shopping bags. And if New Jersey legislators have their way, paper grocery bags would be outlawed, as well.
A breakthrough in health care for veterans is coming in June -- Here´s what to expect replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/13/2019 5:24:40 AM Post Reply
Imagine if Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass reforms that improve the lives of millions of people. And imagine if those reforms put America’s veterans at the center of their health care decisions, leading to better customer service for our nation’s heroes. This isn’t hypothetical. It happened last year when Congress passed the MISSION Act. The law gives the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the ability to provide veterans with the best health care possible, whether at VA health care facilities or with community providers.
Student walkout at Colorado shooting vigil is a good sign replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/13/2019 5:26:31 AM Post Reply
The very public scene of hundreds of Colorado students and their parents walking out of a vigil that was turned into political theater by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence was so embarrassing that the gun control group actually issued an apology. Before leaving the Wednesday night event, students shouted, in front of journalists who the Brady Campaign invited: “this is not for us,” “political stunt” and “we are people, not a statement.” The Brady Campaign had portrayed the event as a vigil in memory of Kendrick Castillo, a student hero who died from gunshot wounds
Retail Giant PetSmart Names PETA in Spying Lawsuit replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/13/2019 5:51:11 AM Post Reply
Pet superstore PetSmart has filed a lawsuit against PETA, claiming a former employee who illegally filmed internal operations was being paid by and acting with orders from the animal-rights group that aims to fully eradicate pet ownership. PetSmart had already filed a lawsuit against the employee, Jenna Jordan, for lying on her job application and proceeding to transmit secretly recorded audio and video to PETA. The newly filed lawsuit, however, names both Jordan and PETA as the defendants. The lawsuit alleges that Jordan was on the receiving end of both "funding and logistical support"
Obama White House Tracked FOIA Request For Hillary Emails That Was Improperly Denied replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/13/2019 5:57:23 AM Post Reply
The Obama White House kept tabs on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email accounts that the State Department improperly denied, according to newly released emails. The emails, which were provided to Judicial Watch, show for the first time that the Obama White House was aware of the Clinton-related FOIA request, which the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) submitted to the State Department in December 2012. The State Department denied the request in May 2013, claiming that no responsive records
Demography is California’s destiny replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/14/2019 5:59:59 AM Post Reply
Who first declared that “demography is destiny” is uncertain, but that doesn’t detract from the aphorism’s validity—and what’s happening in California right now proves it. The state Department of Finance released one of its periodic reports on California population trends this month, revealing that while we’re very close to 40 million residents, growth has slowed to a snail’s pace. California added just 186,807 souls in 2018, the department’s demographers calculated, just a .47 percent gain, the slowest in recorded history and only a quarter of the state’s growth rate during the 1980s,
Liberal Sex Strike Fails To Score replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/14/2019 6:02:25 AM Post Reply
You think, “Nope, progressives can’t possibly be any dumber,” and then they proceed to reset the dumbness bar. The latest example is Alyssa Milano, who has publicly announced she’s not going to have sex anymore until people can once again kill babies without restraint. If that’s what counts as foreplay these days, count us conservatives out. The 80s TV teen turned leftist Twitter twerp recently tweeted that “Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME by not having sex
Failing ‘White Privilege’ Candidate Beto O’Rourke Slammed for Suggesting Stacey Abrams as Running Mate replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/14/2019 6:24:21 AM Post Reply
Beto O´Rourke, the heiress husband and failed Senate candidate who briefly launched a career as a pensive travel blogger before deciding to run for president, is struggling to stay relevant in the Democratic primary. In a recent poll of primary voters in New Hampshire, O´Rourke is approaching "statistically insignificant" territory. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is surging, while THE POLITICO is running feature stories on "Beto´s Long History of Failing Upward." Given the circumstances, O´Rourke was asked a rather ridiculous question during a recent campaign stop in Bedford, N.H.
Why Both The Left And The Right Should Defenestrate James Comey From Public Life replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/14/2019 6:27:09 AM Post Reply
Democrats and Republicans will never agree on the validity of the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation. While Clinton backers believe the former secretary of state committed no crime by transmitting classified information through her personal email account, critics counter that former FBI director James Comey’s conclusion that Clinton acted “extremely careless” euphemistically described gross negligence subjecting her to criminal liability. Likewise, the country seems perpetually divided over the question of Russian collusion. Even Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s finding that there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia failed
Trump should butt out of Independence Day celebrations replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/14/2019 6:30:01 AM Post Reply
President Trump and his extravagant ego are both out of line in their insistence that he be in charge of, make a speech at, and further increase the already huge size of the annual Independence Day celebration in Washington, D.C. The problem is not so much the idea, in theory, that a nation’s head of state should lead the celebration of the nation’s birthday, in a sort of apolitical way. Instead, the first of several problems is that in the United States, the head of state is also a partisan political leader, and thus by his very nature,
Smooth Sailing Ahead for Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:00:32 AM Post Reply
The full proportions of the debacle that awaits the Democrats next fall is starting to penetrate their complacent disdain and revulsion toward President Trump. Rank-and-file Democrats are so ecstatic at the arrival of a known candidate whose views on principal policy issues cannot be invoked by Republicans to frighten children into eating their breakfast cereal that they have accorded Joe Biden a levitation in the polls. Biden is a shopworn, moth-eaten, malapropistic journeyman about whom, when asked to assess him as a potential president, former bipartisan defense secretary
Warren´s anti-Fox sneer the kiss of campaign death replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:03:05 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who’s running for president of the United States, turned up her nose and turned down a Fox News town hall, calling out the cable giant as a “hate-for-profit” racket. This is a big political misstep. Warren is seeking a seat that makes her the lead executive, the top dog, the big kahuna — the spokesperson — for the entire country. Like it or not, Fox News has a voice in this country. Like it or not, viewers of Fox News, fans of the cable outlet, watchers of its shows are voters and American citizens,
Emerald Trash Heap replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:07:44 AM Post Reply
Over the past few years, Seattle has become a dumping ground for millions of pounds of garbage, needles, feces, and biohazardous waste, largely emanating from the hundreds of homeless encampments that have sprouted across the city. Now, the Emerald City is on the verge of a full-blown public-health crisis. Last year saw a 400 percent increase in HIV infections among mostly homeless addicts and prostitutes in the city’s northern corridor. Public-health officials are sounding the alarms about the return of diseases like typhus, tuberculosis, and trench fever. Even the region’s famed mussels and clams have tested positive for opioids.
"You Have to Have a Plan to Deal With Them": How the Media Fell Out of Love With Beto O´Rourke replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:27:37 PM Post Reply
ou know your press hasn’t been great when the best piece written about your campaign in some time was bylined by your ex-girlfriend. But that’s what happened to Beto O’Rourke last week. The Washington Post Magazine published a lengthy essay written by O’Rourke’s college girlfriend Sasha Watson, about their very 1990s relationship, complete with vintage pictures of the now-presidential candidate looking exactly as you’d expect at the time: holding a guitar, baggy jeans, a buzzcut, and the kind of brooding face he probably wore while listening to Pavement albums and scribbling in his journal.
Expect no bull from investigation by Durham replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:30:08 PM Post Reply
Cautiously optimistic — that’s how I feel about U.S. Attorney John Durham being put in charge of getting to the bottom of the failed FBI-Deep State coup against President Trump. Maybe you’re pessimistic, concerned that the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut might turn out to be another one of these disappointments like Jeff Sessions’ boys from Chicago and Utah who haven’t really done any investigation of the investigators. But look on the bright side. Close your eyes and think about where crooked G-man/gangster Zip Connolly is this morning — in a state prison in Florida, age 78,
Jim Comey´s own words justify Bill Barr´s review replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/15/2019 6:35:39 PM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr has just blitzed former FBI Director James Comey on third down and there’s a feeling a sack is imminent. Barr’s tasking of U.S. Attorney John Durham to review the “origins” of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign becomes the third examination of Comey and his special team, joining efforts by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and U.S. Attorney John Huber. This is an entirely appropriate response to the fearful possibility that the FBI was misused by its past leadership for political purposes.
How to stop pesky robocalls and texts to your cell phone replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 5:32:00 AM Post Reply
Are robocalls Opens a New Window. blowing up your smartphone? You´re not alone. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says the agency’s top consumer complaints involve robocalls — and now, the agency is deciding how to proceed in the fight against unwanted callers. The FCC announced Wednesday it will vote in June whether to allow wireless carriers to block spam calls by default. The volume of calls rose to a record 5 billion in October, according to call-blocker YouMail Opens a New Window. . That´s "1,973 robocalls for every second of the month," the software company said.
Kentucky toddler missing since Sunday found alive in ´remarkably good condition,´ authorities say replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 5:35:59 AM Post Reply
A toddler missing from a rural area in Kentucky since Sunday has been found alive, according to authorities. "Thanks to all who prayed, searched and helped in any way!!" a Facebook post from the sheriff´s office read. "This is the best news ever !!!" Kenneth Howard, who is nearly 2, was last seen outside his home in Salyersville, which is in a rural area with rough, mountainous terrain, on Sunday around 7:30 p.m., Capt. Carter Conley of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad told ABC News.
Oh, Super. Jesse Jackson Wants To Help Fix The Venezuelan Embassy Standoff replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 5:41:25 AM Post Reply
You may have missed it in all of the ongoing Venezuela coverage focusing on Caracas, but there’s been a smaller version of the current troubles in that nation unfolding right in Washington, D.C. After the United States recognized Juan Guaido as the interim President of that country, he appointed a new ambassador to our country named Carlos Vecchio. But Ambassador Vecchio hasn’t been able to get into the Venezuelan embassy in Washington because it’s being “occupied” by protesters who support Nicolas Maduro.They’re primarily comprised of Code Pink members and other random socialists,
A Full Presidential Pardon replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 5:52:23 AM Post Reply
The two counts for which I have just received a presidential pardon, and of which I was “convicted” in 2011, after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously vacated them, only to have a self-serving appellate judge reinstate them, were for wire fraud and obstruction of justice. The alleged fraud was reception of $285,000 in my office in Toronto while I was in England, from our American company, which was approved by independent directors, referred to in public filings of the corporation, but which the company secretary had not completely formalized, in what the trial judge correctly regarded,
Vermont Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 6:01:37 AM Post Reply
Vermont on Friday became the sixth state to eliminate Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day. Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, signed a bill designating the second Monday in October a day honoring Native Americans rather than the 15th-century Italian explorer. “Vermont was founded and built upon lands whose original inhabitants were Abenaki people and honors them and their ancestors,” the state’s new law reads. “I know it’s controversial from many standpoints, from many people, but you know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it,” Scott said last month after the state legislature passed the measure.
Reporter who revealed Bill Clinton´s tarmac chat with Loretta Lynch doesn´t believe golf excuse replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 6:23:24 AM Post Reply
The journalist who broke the story about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch´s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton on a hot summer´s day in 2016 doubts the former president´s claim that he played golf while in Phoenix. That chance encounter on June 27, 2016, led to a firestorm of criticism, as it took place during the FBI´s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s use of an unauthorized email server and the presidential election in which she was the Democratic candidate. Lynch and Bill Clinton claim his wife´s emails were never discussed. Both say Clinton brought up golf,
PETA Is Beyond Parody replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/16/2019 6:27:10 AM Post Reply
Let me just say from the start that I love animals, and I’m not just talking about the delicious ones. I drive my wife a little nuts by feeding the birds, squirrels, deer, rabbits, and pretty much anything else I know that wanders through our yard. But our kids love watching them and so do I. Plus, we have a bunch on the inside of the house, too. That being said, I have a lot of issues with so-called animal rights groups. I’m as disgusted as anyone with animal abuse. People who’d torture any sentient creature
How Obama is playing a role in
the 2020 presidential election
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:14:45 AM Post Reply
Twenty-one Democrats are vying for the chance to face-off against President Trump in the 2020 fight for the White House Opens a New Window. , but it’s a former president who could help determine who gets that chance. “Obama is gold to Democrats right now,” Democratic strategist and head of research at Bustle Digital Group, Jessica Tarlov, told “WSJ at Large” Opens a New Window. host Gerry Baker. “Going into the midterms it was the number one thing people were looking for in their candidates... that they had served with Obama in some way or another.” The Obama connection is seemingly giving former Vice President
Fact-Checkers Give Stacey Abrams
a Pass on Victory Claim
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:25:52 AM Post Reply
Ever since she narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race six months ago, Stacey Abrams has been claiming that she “won” the election. Most recently, on April 28 she told The New York Times Magazine, “I cannot say that everybody who tried to cast a ballot would’ve voted for me, but if you look at the totality of the information, it is sufficient to demonstrate that so many people were disenfranchised and disengaged by the very act of the person who won the election that I feel comfortable now saying, ‘I won.'" This absurd declaration is predicated on a cascading series of misleading statements Abrams is making about voter disenfranchisement.
Is John Bolton Manipulating
Trump to Attack Iran?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:33:38 AM Post Reply
The simplistic, paranoid interpretation of what’s happening with Iran — wherein the U.S. is floating plans for an invasion and hyping intelligence of Iranian attacks — is that ultrahawkish aides are trying to manipulate their toddler president into war. Unfortunately, there is a lot of evidence suggesting this interpretation is correct. The driving force is national security adviser John Bolton. During the Bush administration, Bolton sought without success to ramp up conflict with Iran. President Trump hired Bolton because he liked his tough-talking Fox News persona, but made him promise when he took the national security adviser job not to start any wars.
‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author
Herman Wouk has died
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:36:55 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103. Wouk was just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday and was working on a book until the end, said his literary agent Amy Rennert. Rennert said Wouk died in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, California, where he settled after spending many years in Washington, D.C.
Grievance Proxies replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:42:54 AM Post Reply
For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the anti-meritocratic ideology of “diversity.” The Board will calculate for each SAT-taker an “adversity score” that purports to measure a student’s socioeconomic position, according to the Wall Street Journal. Colleges can use this adversity index to boost the admissions ranking of allegedly disadvantaged students who otherwise would score too poorly to be considered for admission. Advocates of this change claim that it is not about race.
NY Times: Venezuela’s Economic Devastation
Comparable To Countries Destroyed By War
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 6:21:34 AM Post Reply
Democratic socialism is working in Venezuela. It’s working to make everyone miserable and hungry. The sign in the photo above reads: “Maduro is hunger.” The NY Times reports the economic decline Venezuelans are now experiencing is unsurpassed in the past 45 years outside of countries in the midst of war: Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s.
The silenced majority in America's
crazed abortion debate
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 6:26:45 AM Post Reply
Abortion is tragic in the strict sense of the term. It's an act that pits fundamentally irreconcilable absolute rights against each other — the pregnant woman's right to determine what happens to her own body without state interference against the right to life of the fetus she carries inside her womb. Anyone who adopts an absolute position on the issue, denying the moral weight of the case for the opposite view, does so through an act of willful, ideologically motivated simplification. In a country where laws reflected this tragic reality, abortion would be safe and legally available early on in pregnancy, while freely available birth control
Does Anyone Actually Want
Joe Biden to Be President?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 3:49:51 PM Post Reply
The most important requirement for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee? Electability. It matters more, we keep hearing, than nominating a candidate who has good policies. It matters more than nominating a candidate with a track record of passing progressive legislation. It certainly matters more than nominating a candidate who could be the first female president. Unfortunately, very few people who say they are putting electability first seem to understand what “electability” means, or what today’s electorate actually looks like.
Why Bill de Blasio is running for president replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 3:59:11 PM Post Reply
Bill de Blasio is the only candidate running for president whose entry into the race is perhaps a tad surprising. (Snip)His liabilities are so manifestly obvious that even his own staff reportedly begged him not to run. A combination of bewilderment, irritation, and laughter seems to be the primary reaction to the fact that he’s actually going through with it. New York City elected officials and media are already maligning his inflated ambitions with ruthless glee.
Chick-fil-A says it has ‘much higher
calling’ amid charity backlash
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Posted by MissMolly 5/18/2019 4:05:18 PM Post Reply
Chick-fil-A is taking the high road in response to a handful of liberal critics alleging the popular fast food restaurant is hostile to LGBTQ individuals. The executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Chick-fil-A’s vice president of corporate social responsibility, Rodney Bullard, told Business Insider the Christian-owned company has “a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged.” “The calling for us is to ensure that we are relevant and impactful in the community and that we’re helping children and that we’re helping them to be everything that they can be,” Bullard said.
Bodexpress throws jockey,
steals the show at Preakness Stakes
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 4:20:14 AM Post Reply
War of Will may have won Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, but it was Bodexpress -- a horse that finished out of the money – that seemed to steal the spotlight. That’s because Bodexpress threw its jockey immediately after leaving the gate – and ran riderless the rest of the way during the big event at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. At one point he even seemed a threat to cross the finish line first. “You've got to be careful because some of them try to win,” legendary trainer Bob Baffert told the Associated Press about such runaway horses.
Trump expected to pardon Navy
SEAL accused of war crimes
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 4:27:41 AM Post Reply
President Trump is preparing to pardon Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and other members of armed forces accused of war crimes, according to a published report. In a sign he is considering making the pardons on or around Memorial Day, Trump asked the Justice Department to prepare the requisite paperwork, the New York Times reported Saturday. Gallagher, a special operations officer, is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death in Iraq and shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.
De Blasio Is the Ferris Bueller
of Democratic Presidential Candidates
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 4:32:43 AM Post Reply
The most rational response to the news that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wants to be president is to ask, “Of what?” When informed that he wants to be president of the United States and not of, say, the local organic-hemp co-op, perhaps the next best response would be to take a page from the South and say, “Bless his heart.” One of the more charming things about de Blasio is his amiable lack of self-awareness. He seems to have no idea that he doesn’t impress anybody. The obliviousness is somewhat understandable. He did get elected — twice. But his victories have more to do with the dysfunction
Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants
faked family relationship with children to claim
asylum during ICE pilot of the procedure in Texas
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 4:39:08 AM Post Reply
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody. ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 per cent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner. The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.
It Was Supposed to Be Australia’s Climate
Change Election. What Happened?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 4:57:29 AM Post Reply
SYDNEY, Australia — The polls said this would be Australia’s climate change election, when voters confronted harsh reality and elected leaders who would tackle the problem. And in some districts, it was true: Tony Abbott, the former prime minister who stymied climate policy for years, lost to an independent who campaigned on the issue. A few other new candidates prioritizing climate change also won. But over all, Australians shrugged off the warming seas
Beto O'Rourke: 'I don’t have complete
confidence' Trump was elected fairly
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Posted by MissMolly 5/19/2019 5:01:46 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke pointed to Russian hacking of Florida voter registration information as support for his suspicions about the 2016 presidential election. When asked in an MSNBC interview Saturday if he was confident President Trump had been elected fairly, the former Texas congressman agreed the use of propaganda on voters and electoral system breaches gave him doubts. "I don’t have complete confidence in part because of what you've just shared about Florida, in part because we know from other secretaries of state in other states in the union that their systems were breached.
US destroyer sails in disputed
South China Sea to ‘challenge
excessive’ claims by China
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:35:30 AM Post Reply
For the second time this month, the U.S. destroyer Preble sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea while the two countries engage in a trade fight. The operation was carried out on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing a commander for the Seventh Fleet. Preble sailed 12 nautical miles off Scarborough Reef “in order to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways,” the commander said. The most recent round of trade talks between the Trump administration and China broke up earlier this month without an agreement after Trump accused China of backing out on agreed-to parts of a deal and hiked tariffs
Tourist bus bombed near Egypt's famed
Giza pyramids, injuries reported
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:39:27 AM Post Reply
A bus full of foreign tourists was bombed Sunday near Egypt's famed pyramids of Giza, injuring several passengers, authorities said. The explosion happened as the tour bus was driving past the Grand Egyptian Museum, close to the pyramids in Giza, officials said. The bus was headed to the nearby Movenpick hotel when an improvised bomb believed to have been planted by the side of the road detonated, officials said.Several people on the bus were hurt, but an official told ABC News that most of the injuries appear to be minor.
Google Has A Secret Page
That Records All The
Things You've Bought Online
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:44:06 AM Post Reply
Google has a page, tucked away deep in your settings, where all your receipts from shopping online are sorted and saved. Ordered sushi on Seamless? Not only is the receipt there, but it lists out the California rolls and edamame. It doesn't stop at Seamless either; it includes anything else you might have bought online too (in which a receipt was sent to your Gmail): Amazon, prescriptions, movies, stuff you paid for using Square. And there are the orders placed using Google services, like Google Play Store, Google Express, or through the Google Assistant. Here's the link to the page (you have to be logged in): https://myaccount.google.com/purchases.
Billionaire vows to pay grads’ student
loans in commencement speech
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 4:48:08 AM Post Reply
Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $40 million. “On behalf of the eight generations of my family that have been in this country, we’re gonna put a little fuel in your bus,” Smith told the 400 graduating seniors at the all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta.
From Beto to Zero in Six Months replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 5:11:23 AM Post Reply
So how did Beto O’Rourke go from being the golden boy of the media to a goat in just six months? The media is dunking on him more often than Dr. J or Michael J. in their prime. Margaret Carlson wrote of O’Rourke: According to my unscientific poll asking every woman I see, Beto reminds them of the worst boyfriend they ever had: self-involved, convinced of his own charm, chronically late if he shows up at all, worth a meal or two but definitely not marriage material. When he should be home with the kids or taking out the trash, he’s jamming with his garage band or skateboarding at Whataburger.
Why is Al Sharpton, inciter of
Crown Heights, speaking at a
Jewish conference in Washington?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 5:15:08 AM Post Reply
The disgraceful decision by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to have Al Sharpton speak this morning at a plenary session of its conference in Washington, D.C., (titled “Consultation on Conscience”) sends a very dangerous and intolerable message to the anti-Semites among us. Anti-Semitism is on the rise, not just in the form of shouts or graffiti but also the murder of Jews. It is thus incomprehensible how the Religious Action Center could have ever made this decision. The advertising material promoting this event describes Sharpton as “founder and President of the National Action Network …
How About Some “Adversity Points”
For Hardworking Kids
Of Hardworking Parents?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/20/2019 5:26:23 AM Post Reply
The latest tactic for the elite to shaft Normal Americans is the obnoxious “adversity score” that the academifascists who run the SATs plan to introduce as a way to give a fig leaf of objectivity and fairness to their screwing over of your kids in favor of the kids of people they prefer. Do you think there is any chance, and chance at all, that these secret numbers based upon secret factors and kept secret from you will make it more likely for your children to get into one of the elite schools? Yeah, right. If only someone had predicted this kind of social credit nightmare…
Alabama Public Television refuses to air
Arthur episode with gay wedding
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Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 5:01:44 AM Post Reply
Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. In the episode, which aired nationwide May 13, Arthur and his friends attend their beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn’s nuptials to his partner. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show a re-run. Mckenzie said APT has no plans to air the episode at a later date.
Cohen Pushes Pelosi to Impeach Trump
Because He’s ‘Raping the Country’
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Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 5:05:15 AM Post Reply
Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.) on Monday called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, accusing him of "raping the country." Cohen stood up and yelled for Trump to be impeached during a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), prompting Pelosi to push back saying, "This is not about politics, it's about what's best for the American people," according to Politico. Cohen, who voted to move impeachment proceedings forward in December 2017, also brought up former President Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings during the committee hearing, saying he faced impeachment "over sex."
Democrats are running out of stunts
to pull from impeachment playbook
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Posted by MissMolly 5/21/2019 5:29:50 AM Post Reply
Democratic leaders in Congress proved the perils of “jumping the shark” this month. The phrase comes from the 1977 episode of the television comedy “Happy Days” in which one of its leading characters, the “Fonz,” jumped over a shark in a water skiing stunt in swim trunks along with his signature leather jacket. That moment was viewed as a desperate ratings stunt by a dying television series struggling to keep viewers engaged. Today, the phrase has come to define similar instances of desperation. With the many overhyped political moments of the last two years, it is not clear when the partisan shark jump occurred. Soon after the appointment of special counsel
Jerry Nadler’s cynical, cowardly show replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 4:57:46 AM Post Reply
Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday, waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large “Impeach Now!” wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can’t compel testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive’s right to frank, confidential discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler’s bluster about how he’ll “go to court to secure” McGahn’s appearance is just noise for the cameras. Then again, that’s all
Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA,
Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic
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Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 5:04:38 AM Post Reply
Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year's record number of flea-borne typhus cases. Even the city's most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA's busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread the disease to humans through bacteria rubbed into the eyes or cuts and scrapes on the skin, resulting in severe flu-like symptoms.
Democracy isn't dying. Liberalism is. replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 5:19:22 AM Post Reply
Three years after the twin shocks of President Trump's triumph in the Republican primaries and the narrow win for "Leave" in the Brexit referendum, the evidence has never been stronger that the world has entered an era of anti-liberalism. Later this week, voters across Europe go to the polls to vote in EU parliamentary elections that could deliver a quarter or more of the seats to the continent's right-wing populists and nationalists. Meanwhile, exit polls in India suggest that Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party will win re-election when results are announced on May 23. This follows the surprise victory in Australia of Scott Morrison's conservative coalition,
What the Bloody Hell Just
Happened in Australia?
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Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 5:23:22 AM Post Reply
The polls were wrong. The pundits were wrong. The party insiders were wrong. The bookies were wrong. I was wrong. Even Burt the psychic croc was wrong. Australia’s dysfunctional, unpopular, conservative government (the Liberal and National parties, currently in coalition, sit on the right in Australian politics) held onto power for a third term in Saturday’s national election. This happened despite the fact that most analysts expected it to lose a large number of seats; despite being (seemingly) out of step with the nation’s emerging consensus on climate change, marriage equality, religion, and race; despite a chaotic tenure in office that has seen three leaders since 2016; despite a threadbare
Republicans seek release of
secret Papadopoulos transcripts
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Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 5:28:50 AM Post Reply
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy stunned House investigators recently by all but announcing the existence of secret FBI recordings of Trump campaign foreign policy volunteer adviser George Papadopoulos, made in the summer of 2016 by an undercover FBI operation. Gowdy made the revelation in an interview Sunday with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "There are a lot of serious questions that need to be asked" during Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Gowdy said. Among them: "Where are the transcripts, if any exist, between the informants and the telephone calls to George Papadopoulos?"
Giuliani blasts Kristol, demands apology for tweet about 2000 Senate race vs. Clinton replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/26/2019 4:50:01 AM Post Reply
Rudy Giuliani, a personal attorney for President Trump, called Thursday for conservative writer Bill Kristol to apologize for accusing him of lacking the courage to face the “stronger person” Hillary Clinton in New York´s 2000 U.S. Senate race. Giuliani said Kristol´s critique on Twitter completely omitted the fact that Giuliani was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the time. Kristol, a frequent Trump critic, called out the former New York City mayor on Sunday, saying Giuliani played “a tough guy” on Twitter but lacked the nerve to take on Clinton in his home state. “When the race got tough, @RudyGiuliani got going.
When Earth Day Predictions Go Predictably Wrong replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/26/2019 5:20:09 AM Post Reply
As activists around the world recently celebrated Earth Day with warnings about the awful state of our planet, now seems like the right time to share the good news that actually—contrary to countless dire predictions—we´re not running out of resources. In fact, the late economist and scholar Julian Simon was right: People again and again have innovated "their way out of resource shortages." As Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute reminds us in an article about "18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970," back in 1969, Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote
Candidates See Land of the Free or of the Freeloader? replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/26/2019 5:22:39 AM Post Reply
Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch never said it to the various presidential hopefuls aiming to unseat the current occupant of the Oval Office. And whoever says it now risks issuing a warning misunderstood as a challenge. Elizabeth Warren proposes free college tuition and debt forgiveness for student loans. “The entire cost of my broad debt cancellation plan and universal free college is more than covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” Warren explains. “For decades, we’ve allowed the wealthy to pay less while burying tens of millions
Social justice warriors are going to utterly maul Joe Biden replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/26/2019 5:31:32 AM Post Reply
Even before launching his 2020 presidential bid, Joe Biden knelt at the altar of identity grievance. He will kneel and kneel some more through the campaign. None of it will be enough, and he is destined to be mauled by the modern left’s grievance-mongers. The “woke” social justice movement rules today’s Democrats, and the party’s candidates are ranked for fitness on a crude, ever-shifting scale of “intersectionality,” used to determine who is most oppressed. If a candidate can claim oppression based on race, gender or sexuality, he or she can move forward.
Chiefs´ Hill suspended after audio discussing child abuse replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/26/2019 8:28:06 AM Post Reply
OLATHE, Kan. — The Kansas City Chiefs effectively suspended Tyreek Hill from all team-related activities Thursday night while they investigate an audio recording that aired on a local TV station in which the star wide receiver´s fiancee accused him of abusing their 3-year-old son. The recording surfaced one day after prosecutors said they believed abuse had occurred in Hill´s home last month but that they could not press charges because it was unclear who committed the crime. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach read a statement after the conclusion of the first round of the NFL draft
Chinese family paid $6.5M to admissions scam mastermind replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/27/2019 6:34:07 AM Post Reply
A Chinese family allegedly paid a whopping $6.5 million to crooked college prep adviser William “Rick” Singer in the nationwide admissions scandal — but still haven’t been charged in the case, according to a new report. Prosecutors mentioned the eye-popping figure last month when announcing they’d busted dozens of rich American parents for allegedly paying Singer to bribe their kids’ way into top colleges — but none of those families were accused of paying anywhere near that much. The Wall Street Journal on Friday revealed that the deep-pocketed family in question is from China, and have not been charged.
Biden´s Latest Malarkey: Obama Administration Had ´Not One Single Whisper of Scandal´ replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/27/2019 6:38:39 AM Post Reply
If you´re gonna tell a lie, make it a big one. Make it so astonishing, so blatant, that you cause the listener to question his own grasp on reality. Turn down the gaslight, and when he notices, say the light was always that dim. Is he going to believe the evidence of his own senses, or is he gonna go along to get along? All politicians do it, including our current Commander-in-Chief, but few do it with as much gusto as Joe Biden. He just really digs lying, almost as much as his old boss does.
"He Actually Was the Paul Revere": As the Steele Dossier´s Moment of Truth Arrives, Journalists Argue Its Impact replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/27/2019 6:47:58 AM Post Reply
In some ways, Christopher Steele’s infamous dossier is as much a story about the media as it is about Russiagate, the monumental scandal that it both spawned and richly informed. The dossier, after all, was being whispered about among Washington journalists—some who’d been briefed off the record—for months before it exploded into the open. After BuzzFeed made the controversial decision to publish it in early 2017, Steele himself became a media phenomenon, garnering mouthwatering profiles from the likes of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and inspiring best-sellers like Luke Harding’s Collusion and David Corn and Michael Isikoff’s Russian Roulette.
Finally, accountability in the courtroom replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/27/2019 7:02:42 AM Post Reply
This is huge — a lunatic hack state judge is indicted and charged with cutting loose a twice-deported Dominican illegal immigrant arrested with drugs after throwing an ICE agent out of her courtroom so that the criminal could escape. For what appears to be the first time, someone in a “sanctuary” jurisdiction has to answer for the coddling of these illegal immigrants who are perpetrating a massive tidal wave of crime on the law-abiding, taxpaying citizens of the United States. Finally in the halls of justice, some justice that’s not in the halls, but in the courtroom.
Beto O’Rourke switches his style and tone as the spotlight dims replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/28/2019 5:52:21 AM Post Reply
As Beto O’Rourke prepared last month to tell the world that he would run for president, Vanity Fair unveiled its April cover featuring the Democrat from El Paso on a dusty road with his pickup truck, his dog and these words: “Man, I’m just born to be in it.” In the six weeks since O’Rourke got in it, the former congressman has gone from the buzzy celebrity candidate — the one trailed by dozens of journalists, compared to Barack Obama and photographed by Annie Leibovitz — to just another Democrat in a crowded field,
Biden vs. Bernie: What two very long records say about 2020 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/28/2019 6:29:23 AM Post Reply
It´s official: Joe Biden is running for president. He started in signature bumbling fashion, claiming that he asked Barack Obama not to endorse him, putting out a tone-deaf fundraising email talking about how "all men are created equal," and releasing a very awkward picture of himself with Obama. But here we are: the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination are two elderly white men — Biden and Bernie Sanders (at least in terms of polls at this early date). Nevertheless, their political legacies are poles apart.
How the Palestinians Created Their Own Plight replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/28/2019 6:36:36 AM Post Reply
It is easy to forget that, in 1947, when the United Nations recommended the creation of a Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine, the international body also recommended the creation of an Arab state—what would today be a national home for the Palestinians. The idea was to partition the land into two separate entities—in other words, a two-state solution. Indeed, in 1988, the Palestine National Council described the partition resolution as what "still provides those conditions of international legitimacy that ensure the right of the Palestinian Arab people to sovereignty." Yet at the time of the resolution, the Arabs—
What Chick-fil-A taught me about life replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 5:28:53 AM Post Reply
Prior to his death in 2014, Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy used to regularly remind the operators of his stores that they weren’t in the chicken business – they were in the people business and just happened to be selling chicken. Walk into any of the Atlanta-based company’s 2,300 outlets and it’s clear that Cathy’s vision remains its North Star. Though the food is really good – it’s the company’s consistently superior customer service that turns ordinary diners into what they like to call their “raving fans.” As a kid, I don’t think I knew much
Commander of prison at Guantanamo is fired replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 5:31:59 AM Post Reply
The Navy admiral in charge of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been fired for an unspecified "loss of confidence in his ability to command." "Commander, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, commander, Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, April 27, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," said a statement from Col. Amanda Azubuike, the spokesman for U.S. Southern Command. "U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Hussey, JTF-GTMO’s deputy commander, has been designated the acting commander," Azubuike said in the statement.
Biden and Obama’s ‘Odd Couple’ Relationship Aged Into Family Ties replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 5:37:34 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama did not think Joseph R. Biden Jr. should run for president — he hardly needed to say it out loud for aides to understand that. The trick that summer of 2015 was finding a way to nudge Mr. Biden to stay out of the race without looking as if he was nudging Mr. Biden to stay out of the race. By the time that Mr. Biden began weighing a campaign, the president had long since concluded that Hillary Clinton had the best chance of winning in 2016. Beyond that, Mr. Biden
Participants in AOC’s ‘fun run’ didn’t know they were donating to her campaign replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 5:47:53 AM Post Reply
Her new deal is all about the green, alright. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.” But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers. “We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.
Work Hard, Play By The Rules, And Be Hated By Liberals replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 6:17:37 AM Post Reply
That famous formulation by Bill Clinton describing the Normal Americans that Democrats used to at least pretend to care about now describes the Americans that the Democrats openly hate – you and me. We’re America. We work hard. We play by the rules. But everything bad is our fault, and the solution to every real or imaginary problem is to take more of our money and more of our freedom and hand them over to the liberal elite to redistribute among their minions. How about “No?” It’s time to get militant, Normals.
The Clintons Are Nervous About 2020 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 2:46:23 PM Post Reply
The Clintons are on edge about 2020. Like pretty much every other Democrat in America, Bill and Hillary are nervous that their party’s primary field is too large, that it’s going to be dominated by the wrong kind of debate, that the candidates will succumb to their worst instincts, and that President Donald Trump will out-bully them anyway. While Trump was holding a campaign rally in Wisconsin on Saturday night, the once and would-be presidents spent the evening onstage, in the latest stop of the traveling show they’ve been doing all around the country
Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 Candidates replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/29/2019 2:50:00 PM Post Reply
One night in early April, roughly 20 of the Democratic Party’s highest-profile donors from the financial industry sat down over dinner to discuss how exactly they were feeling about the 2020 presidential race. For the most part, it wasn’t great. Convened by two veterans of liberal fund-raising — investors Steven Rattner and Blair Effron — the group had no hard-and-fast agenda except to share notes on the overflowing field of candidates. The crowd of Democratic heavyweights, including Clinton-administration Treasury secretary and Goldman Sachs and Citi alum Robert Rubin, former ambassador to France Jane Hartley, and venture capitalist
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Halima Aden makes history as first woman to pose in hijab and burkini replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/30/2019 4:58:55 AM Post Reply
Sports Illustrated announced that Halima Aden will make history as the first model to pose for its Swimsuit issue wearing a hijab and burkini. The Somali-American model previously made history at 19 years old by competing in the Miss Minnesota U.S.A. pageant as the first person to ever wear a hijab and burkini during the show. She made it to the semi-finals of the competition. Born in Kenya at the Kakuma Refugee Camp, Aden moved to the United States at age 7. However, Sports Illustrated brought her back to her home country
A Seattle Judge Sent A Homeless Man With 72 Convictions To Jail, The City Attorney Was Furious replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/30/2019 5:05:49 AM Post Reply
This is the sort of thing that would only happen in Seattle (okay, maybe in Portland). A 55-year-old homeless man named Francisco Calderon punched a complete stranger in the mouth one day in November, giving him a bloody lip. The victim called 911 and Calderon was arrested and charged with assault. He pleaded guilty to the crime. That turned out to be his 72nd time being convicted of a crime, fourteen of those convictions were felonies. And yet, City Attorney Pete Holmes worked out a plea deal with Calderon’s public defender
Today’s anti-Semitism festers in online sewers — and the pages of The New York Times replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/30/2019 5:10:58 AM Post Reply
The ancient hatred has migrated to the internet. The San Diego synagogue shooter was self-radicalized on a right-wing message board on the website 8chan, posting before he went on his rampage a thank-you to the board’s users: “What I’ve learned here is priceless.” The attack, which killed one and injured three, came six months to the day after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11. The San Diego shooter declared the Pittsburgh shooter — also a creature of fringe internet culture — one of his heroes.
The Anita Hill Rewrite replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/30/2019 5:34:19 AM Post Reply
Those of us who lived through the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that Anita Hill was lying with our eyes wide open. We observed the inconsistencies between her conduct and her testimony. The more we learned about what had gone on behind the scenes to knock off Thomas with the instrumentality of Hill, the more we understood that Hill was a willing instrument in a larger story. It’s how the left operates. The left also relentlessly rewrites history. See the Rosenberg case. See the Hiss case. See the Rathergate scandal.
Read Attorney General William Barr´s written testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:05:31 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He´s sure to be peppered with questions about how he handled his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller´s report on interference in the 2016 presidential election. This will be the first time Barr is questioned by lawmakers about his summary.Barr´s written statement before the committee, addressed to Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was released on Tuesday night. The opening statement is divided into four parts: Preparation for Public Release, Bottom-Line Conclusions, Russian Interference and Obstruction of Justice.
A Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:09:37 AM Post Reply
The Times published an appalling political cartoon in the opinion pages of its international print edition late last week. It portrayed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as a dog wearing a Star of David on a collar. He was leading President Trump, drawn as a blind man wearing a skullcap. The cartoon was chosen from a syndication service by a production editor who did not recognize its anti-Semitism. Yet however it came to be published, the appearance of such an obviously bigoted cartoon in a mainstream publication is evidence of a profound danger — not only of anti-Semitism
Jewish Leaders Refuse to Accept New York Times´ Apology for Anti-Semitic Cartoon replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:20:19 AM Post Reply
On Thursday, the international version of The New York Times published a horrifically anti-Semitic political cartoon, depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dachsund with a blue Star of David dog tag, leading President Donald Trump, who is wearing a kippa. The New York Times pulled the cartoon and apologized, but the cartoonist insisted his work was not anti-Semitic and at least one Jewish leader is not accepting the Times´s apology. "A political cartoon in the international print edition of The New York Times on Thursday included anti-Semitic tropes,
Biden’s apology to Anita Hill is all about forgetting history replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:28:04 AM Post Reply
Presidential contender Joe Biden is under attack from fellow Democrats for how he treated Anita Hill in 1991, after she accused future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment. #MeToo advocates are warning that Biden had better apologize if he wants the women’s vote in the primaries. Biden’s an expert panderer. He is already expressing contrition for how he, as chairman, handled the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Hill’s accusations. “I believed her from the very beginning,” Biden told ABC Tuesday, “but I was chairman. She did not get a fair hearing. She did not get treated well.
Every Pronoun Must Go replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:43:01 AM Post Reply
Two types of people desire to impose politically correct locutions on the rest of us: those who possess unlimited power and fear to lose it and those who aspire to unlimited power and need a means to attain it. And there is, after all, no greater power than that of prescribing what others must say and what others must not think. The Scottish Maritime Museum, dedicated to the history of the country’s shipbuilding industry, has decided that it will no longer use the words sheand herto refer to ships, but rather itand its. This is in response to feminists,
Obama, not Trump, the true menace to the media replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/1/2019 6:47:46 AM Post Reply
The White House press corps held its annual celebration of itself, cramming 2,500 nattering narcissists into a Washington, D.C., hotel ballroom Saturday to eat overcooked filet mignon and fret about the fate of the First Amendment. Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, which throws the increasingly debauched party, was in high dudgeon over the state of America’s media under the horror that is President Trump. “I don’t want to dwell on the president,” Mr. Knox said in a speech, to much applause from the audience of fakes and phonies, charlatans and mountebanks. “This is not his dinner. It’s ours.”
Shocking video of children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: ´We will chop off their heads´ for Allah replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 5:00:03 AM Post Reply
Disturbing footage of Muslim kids saying they would sacrifice themselves and kill for the "army of Allah" surfaced from an Islamic center in Philadelphia. The Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video to its Facebook page celebrating "Ummah Day" in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang and read poetry about killing for Allah and the mosque in Jerusalem.The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a watchdog group, alerted Fox News to the video. "These are not isolated incidents; they are happening in major centers of the country – including in Pennsylvania,"
Experts predicted economic Armageddon under Trump — where are they now? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 5:24:33 AM Post Reply
The economy is strong, unemployment is low and wages are rising, according to the latest economic data released Friday, which is in stark contrast to what the vast majority of elite economic opinion predicted just a few years ago from a Trump presidency. The latest unemployment report has joblessness at 3.6 percent. Where is the Trump Armageddon Squad now? What’s even more egregious is that the same folks predicting the end of the world refuse to provide sane analysis of radical proposals dribbling out of the mouths of the Democrats.
The Mainstream Media Has Broken Up with Beto O´Rourke replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 5:29:47 AM Post Reply
One of the more epic romances of the past couple of years seems to have come to an end. No official statement has been released, but the signs are everywhere. The mainstream media seems to have moved on from its 2018 heartthrob, one Robert Francis "Beto" O´Rourke.(Snip)In his futile bid to unseat Ted Cruz last year, O´Rourke couldn´t so much as sneeze without fifteen members of the press getting weak in the knees and writing a thousand words about how his sneezes were just so different and dreamy. When O´Rourke launched his presidential campaign
Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 6:06:56 AM Post Reply
The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton. In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country´s president to help.
Security Guard Injured in 2015 Terrorist Attack Appeals Suit Against FBI replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 6:11:09 AM Post Reply
The attorney for a security guard injured in a 2015 terror attack in Garland, Texas, has filed an appeal in the U.S. Fifth Circuit after the original lawsuit was dismissed in December. Bruce Joiner is seeking millions in damages from the FBI after he was shot in the leg when two radicalized Islamists opened fire at a "Draw the Prophet Muhammad" event. Joiner has argued that the bureau fomented the attack and had advance knowledge it was likely to happen but failed to stop it. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place four years ago on Friday,
Code Pink Is Apparently Squatting In The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 6:16:22 AM Post Reply
Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday requesting that members of radical activist group Code Pink be removed from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., which they have apparently occupied for the last several weeks.(Snip for graphic)The letter reads in part: “The United States must remain strong in its support of the Venezuelan people and the legitimate government of interim President Juan Guaidó. I want to thank you for your leadership during this critical time. I am concerned that the Venezuelan people and the government of interim President Guaidó are being prevented
Mark Halperin is seeking a comeback. His accusers have a problem with that. replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 2:07:45 PM Post Reply
Just 18 months after his career as a political pundit and TV commentator imploded amid sexual harassment and assault allegations, Mark Halperin is trying to mount a comeback. He’s getting help from media personalities including MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi. The women who have accused Halperin have a few things to say about this: They’re outraged. Halperin, 54, lost commentary gigs with MSNBC, NBC and Showtime in October 2017 after nine women accused him of unwanted touching, sexual comments and physical assault when he worked at ABC News between 1994 and 2006. HBO also canceled plans
Now Hillary Clinton’s loss is being blamed on Jon Stewart replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/4/2019 2:13:08 PM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton’s defenders will never stop making excuses for why she lost in 2016: It was Matt Lauer! It was James Comey! It was men being sexist! It was women being sexist! It was voter suppression! It was Citizens United! It was fake news! It was WikiLeaks! It was Facebook! It was the Russians! Today, a new excuse: It was Jon Stewart! In the middle of last week, Huma Abedin must have bustled over to Hillary’s place with a lovingly bound copy of the latest in cutting-edge academic research, a report that says Jon Stewart’s retirement is ACKSHULLY
Ticket prices plunge for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/5/2019 5:56:26 AM Post Reply
Tickets to the latest stop on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour were going for as little as $20 on the secondary market as their 13-city adventure continued to struggle to find an audience. The best seats in the house at Seattle’s WaMu Theater on Friday could be had for $829, a steep 54% drop from the $1,785 that the former first couple fetched when the tour was announced in early November. But organizers soon had to slash listed prices and even offer discount ducats through Groupon to boost sales.
Meet the pets: Dogs of the presidential contenders. And the tale of Beto´s turtle. replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/5/2019 6:09:43 AM Post Reply
The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are going to the dogs — and a turtle. Donald Trump is the first president to forgo an animal companion in the White House since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s, according to the Presidential Pet Museum. Trump has said he´d "feel a little phony" with a dog, but presidents haven´t kept just canines — Calvin Coolidge had a bobcat, Teddy Roosevelt had a one-legged rooster, and Thomas Jefferson kept a pair of grizzly bear cubs on the White House lawn. About half of the declared Democratic candidates
Facebook’s Unintended Consequence replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/5/2019 6:13:45 AM Post Reply
Over the past several years we’ve learned a lot about the unintended consequences of social media. Platforms intended to bring us closer together make us angrier and more isolated. Platforms aimed at democratizing speech empower demagogues. Platforms celebrating community violate our privacy in ways we scarcely realize and serve as conduits for deceptions hiding in plain sight. Now Facebook has announced that it has permanently banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and a few other despicable people from its social platforms. What could possibly go wrong? The issue isn’t whether the people in question deserve censure.
The Wrong Narrative replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/5/2019 6:19:46 AM Post Reply
A year ago, in Seattle, a man living in a city-funded homeless encampment raped a woman in the bathroom of a Volkswagen dealership in the city’s Ballard neighborhood. Christopher Teel had arrived from Texas as a transient and was evading multiple warrants, but the city-sanctioned encampment welcomed him without conducting a criminal-background check. The story caused a sensation, with wide media coverage and public demands for increased security measures, but the crime victim remained silent and her identity was kept secret. Nearly a year later, the victim, Lindsey, contacted me. After being raped, she had approached city leaders
‘Coward of Broward’ Sheriff’s Deputy Says He ‘Did Nothing Wrong’ During Parkland Shooting replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/5/2019 6:43:09 AM Post Reply
Disgraced former Broward County sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, who failed to act to stop the shooter who killed 17 at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last year, struck a defiant stance in a recent report he sent to a state commission studying the tragedy, saying that he believes he did nothing wrong. Peterson, who was nicknamed the “coward of Broward” after he failed to enter the building where a former student was gunning down victims with an AR-15 rifle, said in the 14-page report that he has been made a “personal and political scapegoat”
Injured Cop Will Be Allowed to Sue Black Lives Matter Leader replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/6/2019 6:02:21 AM Post Reply
The network of street and campus demagogues known as Black Lives Matter pretty much has operated with impunity since its founding. But a court ruling late last month could make these social media-based grievance peddlers think twice before targeting cops. On April 24, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously ruled that an injured Baton Rouge, La., police officer has legal standing to sue DeRay Mckesson (he prefers not to capitalize the “k”), Black Lives Matter’s unofficial mouthpiece and most visible organizer. Mckesson, the complaint read, in coaxing
Are the ‘Deplorables’ Weary of Winning Yet? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/6/2019 6:05:02 AM Post Reply
In September of 2016 Hillary Clinton famously gave the nation a glimpse of the “bottled spider,” to borrow Shakespeare’s metaphor about Richard III, which personified her mewed up inner loathing for the peasants who declined to recognize her divine right to be President: “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” Later, having declared those 30 million voters “irredeemable,” she told her mirthful audience that they should “empathize” with the other half of Trump’s benighted supporters. The voters in question ignored Clinton’s scorn and patronizing empathy, thus garnering their first big win.
2021 Could Be a Nightmare for Democrats — Even If Trump Loses replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/6/2019 6:26:45 AM Post Reply
Winter has come. The air stings your skin as you shuffle toward the National Mall. But there are scattered patches of blue in the sky, and sunlight peeking out from behind a cloud. And the crowd that now surrounds you is alive with good cheer. Your fellow Americans are high off civic pride, or their proximity to future history, or possibly marijuana (your nose is stuffy, but you think you think can smell a trace of something skunky on the wind). He emerges from the Capitol Building. The crowd goes wild. You join their cheer,
Democrats are facing a huge problem replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/6/2019 6:33:58 AM Post Reply
If Democrats are not careful, they will end up in the worst of all political worlds. Since the release of the Mueller report, the party´s leadership in Congress has been extraordinarily hesitant about taking the logical next steps. Faced with a 400-plus page report documenting extensive efforts by the President of the United States to obstruct justice, House Democrats have punted -- making it pretty clear that impeachment proceedings will not be happening any time soon. Even as the attorney general takes extraordinary steps to obstruct the subsequent hearings into obstruction, Democratic leaders remain tepid about any
Bill Clinton calls Brett Kavanaugh a hypocrite for SCOTUS confirmation hearing gripes replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/6/2019 6:37:01 AM Post Reply
Las Vegas, Nev. — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday lambasted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for complaints of mistreatment during his Senate confirmation hearings last fall. During a Las Vegas speaking appearance with former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the ex-president suggested Kavanaugh has no moral authority to complain about sexual misconduct allegations from his high school days. Kavanaugh has denied charges by Christine Blasey Ford stretching back to the early 1980s, when they both attended private high schools in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
The Fright of James Comey replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/7/2019 5:46:28 AM Post Reply
In a recent op-ed, fired FBI Director James Comey was back again preaching to the nation about the dangers of Donald Trump and his capacity to corrupt any top-ranking federal official of lower character than Comey’s own. Comey seems to have become utterly unhinged by Donald Trump, especially when the president, in his thick Queens accent, scoffs in the vernacular—quite accurately, given the transgressions of the FBI hierarchy—about “crooked cops.” What an affront to Comey’s complexity, his subtlety, his sophistication, his feigned Hamlet-like self-doubt—at least as now expressed in his latest incarnation as
Jerry Nadler is just blowing smoke replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/7/2019 5:52:53 AM Post Reply
Hand it to Jerry Nadler: He’s doing his best to blow enough smoke about supposed Team Trump crimes that it’ll still seem like there’s a fire somewhere. As House Judiciary Committee chairman, Nadler has set a vote for Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over the full, unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller or all the underlying materials behind the report. Never mind that Barr by law can’t release grand jury testimony to the public. Or that Nadler and other committee members are free to view the report privately
CNN Interviews Author of Debunked Population Doomsday Book replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/7/2019 6:23:05 AM Post Reply
CNN interviewed the author of a debunked population doomsday book from 1968 during a segment on climate change Monday morning. "For a species that named itself homo sapiens, the wise man, we´re being incredibly stupid," Paul Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, told CNN. In his book The Population Bomb, Ehrlich projected overpopulation would have dire implications and result in widespread famine, and pushed limiting population growth. "The human population has doubled in just 50 years, our agriculture consumes more and more land, natural habitats are shrinking, we continue to pollute,
A UN report is concerned about 1 million species going extinct, but its solutions are dead wrong replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/7/2019 6:27:56 AM Post Reply
A new United Nations report tells us that human activity is basically slaughtering the wildlife out there, killing off the species upon which our own existence is reliant. We should stop doing that, and I assume that you´re with me, because we´d like a world for our grandchildren to live in so we probably should stop doing that. The thing is, to do so we should stop doing pretty much every thing it is that this report and environmentalists tell us to do. There is a problem with their basic contention that we´re about to drive 1 million species
Winners of the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/7/2019 8:15:35 AM Post Reply
Entrants in this year’s contest were invited to submit images that showcase Earth’s biodiversity and show some of the mounting threats to the natural world. These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. The organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists here, selected from nearly 6,500 entries. The captions were written by the bioGraphic editorial staff, and lightly edited for style.
´You weren´t able to grill him´: Investigator says it was ´implied´ not to push Ted Kennedy ´too hard´ on Chappaquiddick replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/8/2019 5:12:39 AM Post Reply
On the night of July 18, 1969, a group of women known as the Boiler Room Girls, who had worked for Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign before his assassination, gathered for a reunion on the island of Chappaquiddick near Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. For one of those women, Mary Jo Kopechne, it would be her last night alive. According to some of the people who knew her and those familiar with the case, however, Kopechne would not receive the attention she deserved following her death. Instead, that attention would go
De Blasio ‘exploded’ over comparison to Donald Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/8/2019 5:16:47 AM Post Reply
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mind “exploded” when a reporter compared him to President Donald Trump at a Bronx press conference Tuesday. De Blasio was ducking media questions about a Department of Investigation report that found he’d solicited people with business pending before city agencies to donate to his now-shuttered nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York. “Every investigation was closed. No further action was taken. The entity is defunct,” he said at a press conference about health care.
The strange greatness of Donald Trump replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/8/2019 5:55:04 AM Post Reply
With the Democrats still trying to throw a Hail-Mueller Pass with time out on the scoreboard and with the economy humming, it’s time to confront the central issue: “Has Donald Trump been an awful, OK, or great president?” The president, unquestionably, is often appalling in his style.(Snip) And yet, over his first two years, he has enjoyed remarkable political, diplomatic, policy and leadership success. I personally don’t care for his style of management and governance, but I think there is a case to be made that he has been a great president.
No question there was spying on Trump campaign, but how much? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/8/2019 5:59:12 AM Post Reply
At a contentious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr dropped a big hint about his investigation into the conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation. "Many people seem to assume that the only intelligence collection that occurred was a single confidential informant and a FISA warrant," Barr said. "I would like to find out whether that is in fact true. It strikes me as a fairly anemic effort if that was the counterintelligence effort designed to stop the threat as it is being represented." Here is what he meant. There has been a lot of discussion on the Right
Tornado in Jefferson City, Mo., may have
caused ‘catastrophic damage’: reports
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/23/2019 3:37:14 AM Post Reply
Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. According to the National Weather Service, a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” was observed over Jefferson City, at 11:43 p.m., moving northeast at 40 mph. The twister appeared to have traveled through the center part of town, the Jefferson City News-Tribune reported. "We are currently identifying the location of damages and searching for injured residents," Lt. David Williams of the city's police department said in a statement to the News-Tribune.
Ilhan Omar on Trump voters:
‘Ignorance really is pervasive
in many parts of this country’
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/23/2019 3:41:36 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Tuesday castigated supporters of President Donald Trump by claiming America's problem with ignorance is "pervasive." Omar appeared on the Nation’s "Next Left" podcast with host John Nichols to discuss various issues, including the intelligence of Trump supporters. "So suddenly you’re elected, and you had this teaching moment. It strikes me that, in watching you, you are conscious of teaching moments and of that opportunity to say something that might cause people to think differently about what’s going on," Nichols said. Omar said U.S. voters "have a misconception" about refugees and the process they face getting into the United States.
Michael Avenatti Forged Stormy Daniels’
Signature to Steal $300K: Feds
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/23/2019 3:49:35 AM Post Reply
Embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti has been charged with fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly snatching a total of $300,000 from Stormy Daniels and spending it on personal expenses like airfare, hotels, and restaurant delivery, and to bankroll his law firm. Federal prosecutors in New York announced the latest charges against the Newport Beach litigator soon after ABC News reported Avenatti was expected to be charged with additional financial crimes. The 48-year-old lawyer faces a slew of charges on both coasts, including wire fraud, bank fraud, and extortion. On Wednesday, a grand jury also indicted Avenatti for trying to extort the footwear giant Nike to the tune of $25 million
Chuck Schumer and Nancy
Pelosi’s faux show of rage
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/23/2019 3:58:06 AM Post Reply

If there’s anyone left in America who actually believes Democratic Party leaders are interested in constructive dialogue with President Trump on substantive policy issues like infrastructure, I have a Russian conspiracy theory to sell them. When Trump cut short a meeting Wednesday with Democratic leaders on a potential infrastructure deal, liberals and their media allies had found their ginned-up outrage of the week. An allegedly irate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had come to the White House in the “spirit of bipartisanship,” only to be rebuffed. This, only hours after Pelosi had accused the president of engaging in a criminal “coverup.”

Turmoil at ‘Tonight Show’ after
Jimmy Fallon’s stunning ratings loss
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 4:39:56 AM Post Reply
Amid Jimmy Fallon’s stunning loss in the ratings, Page Six hears that there’s turmoil at the top of the “Tonight Show” with one exec suddenly and mysteriously out and another tearing into boss Lorne Michaels as they struggle to fix the faltering show. Fallon’s “Tonight Show” has been steadily falling behind newcomer Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” and on Wednesday it was revealed that Colbert has topped Fallon for a full season for the first time. As Fallon’s famously fluffy show began to fall behind Colbert’s politically charged material, Fallon tried to ape Colbert by bringing in “Today” show vet Jim Bell as showrunner to inject some topical heat to the
Trans Tyranny: The Nefariousness of Trans Ideology replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 5:06:31 AM Post Reply
Dan Zadra once wrote, “worry is a misuse of the imagination.” In January of this year, after coming across a particularly worrying piece in the Atlantic, I misused my imagination. Sorry, Mr. Zadra. Titled “Young Trans Children Know Who They Are,” the piece focused on transgender children — those of whom identify as a different gender from the one they were assigned at birth. Ed Yang, the author of the piece, argues that, from an early age, children already have a strong sense of identity. He contends that some children as young as three already have a strong sense of their identity. If a three-year-old boy tells his parents
Will the Media Ever Pay a Price
For Its Irresponsibility?
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 5:13:33 AM Post Reply
Anyone remember Samantha Smith? Don’t run away to look her up on Google; I’ll come back to her in a moment and explain why her name occurs to me just now. Two large media meta-narratives prompt the title question here. First, Michael Avenatti. Finished laughing? Okay, good; to continue: Avenatti was entirely the creation of the media, right down to the idea, which CNN and MSNBC took seriously, that he could be a presidential candidate in 2020. It is emerging now that the media knew first hand that Avenatti is a first class jerk, from the outrageous and rude way he treated the low- and mid-level media people (producers, etc)
Prince George's despicable
sanctuary-loving leaders
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Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 5:17:21 AM Post Reply
Prince George’s County, Maryland, has been in the news of late because two male illegal aliens with reported ties to MS-13, along with a female companion, were arrested for the brutal, bloody, horrific murder of a 14-year-old girl — a murder that investigators say began in the woods with a baseball bat and finished with the final strokes of a machete. Prince George’s County is a sanctuary. And the two male suspects, Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17, illegal immigrants both, were coincidentally released from Prince George’s County custody last year — a custody that was due to their arrests for attempted murder charges. ICE,
Americans, take note: Aussies just
rejected futile, hair-shirt environmentalism
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Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 5:25:48 AM Post Reply
Over the weekend, Australians reelected their conservative government against all expectations. The race, like many that have taken place in the United States in the last 20 years, illustrated that voters’ very real concern for the environment doesn’t translate to support for environmentalists. Yes, everyone wants a clean environment. But that doesn’t mean they will accept the crazed policies of today’s green Left, which views the planet’s supposedly imminent demise as a good excuse to impose socialism. Australia’s Labor Party campaigned heavily on higher taxes and cuts to greenhouse emissions. Their program was typical of such a platform, involving higher energy prices, huge subsidies for unproven
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian Path to No. 10 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:17:12 AM Post Reply
When members of your own political party invent a slogan to block your rise to power, it’s likely that you pose a threat to the status quo. In America three years ago, that slogan was #NeverTrump — establishment conservatives’ call to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination. In Britain now, it’s “Anyone but Boris,” establishment Tories’ rallying cry as they try to stop Boris Johnson from becoming the next prime minister. And like the #NeverTrump movement, their efforts look destined to fail. The two men share several obvious qualities. Both make an art out of chaos, packaging dishevelment and disarray into box-office entertainment.
Two men killed while trying to
‘jump’ a drawbridge in Louisiana
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:21:17 AM Post Reply
Two men were killed on Friday when they attempted to “jump” a drawbridge in Louisiana by speeding their car off the ramp, police said. Alejandro Cazares, 23, and Roberto Alejandro, 32, went “airborne” on the Black Bayou Bridge about 6 miles south of Lake Charles at 2 a.m. and landed in the water — sinking to the bottom, according to Louisiana State Police. The men initially pulled up to the gate arm of the bridge before one of them got out of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and moved the arm, cops said.
Report: Declassified Docs Will Show
That Samantha Power's 2016 Unmasking
Efforts Were Related to Israel
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:25:31 AM Post Reply
Government documents that will soon be made public will reveal stunning information about former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power's voluminous unmasking efforts in 2016, according to multiple sources. On Thursday, President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify documents from multiple agencies related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016. According to investigative journalist Sara Carter on Fox News' Hannity, last night, some of the documents will reveal that FBI "informant" (spy) Stefan Halper recorded both George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, and there is exculpatory evidence on those tapes. In addition to that, according to Carter, one of the biggest revelations will pertain to Power's unmasking efforts.
Elizabeth Warren’s white
lies catching up to her
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Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:44:52 AM Post Reply
Today’s lesson in political double standards: bankruptcies. When Donald Trump is involved in any brushes with bankruptcy, it just proves what a con man he is, a deadbeat and a scam artist, using his white privilege and toxic masculinity to rip off victims of the evil capitalist system. But now that it turns out the fake Indian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, may have made millions as a lawyer in assorted corporate, Trump-like bankruptcies, somehow it’s become a wonderful, positive experience. “Bankruptcy law is about coming up with the fairest outcome possible in a difficult system,” the fake Indian’s campaign gushed Wednesday, “and trying to help individuals and businesses get a fresh start.”
The Europe of Nations vs. the Europe of Brussels replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:47:07 AM Post Reply
John Fonte is probably the leading American critic of what he calls “the Europe of Brussels.” Thus, his is a voice worth listening to in connection with the European parliamentary elections now being held. John discusses what’s at stake in these elections in an article for “American Greatness” called “The Virtues of Patriotism.” The election, says John, represents a “war of ideas between the ‘Europe of Nations’ and the ‘Europe of Brussels’ — between national democratic sovereignty and supranational authority.” John is making a critical distinction.
Rein in politicized judges
and their injunctions
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Posted by MissMolly 5/25/2019 4:49:30 AM Post Reply
Federal district judges aren't emperors for the whole United States. Congress and the Supreme Court should both remind them of that reality. By issuing putatively national injunctions, Attorney General William Barr said in a May 21 speech to the American Law Institute: “One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen. No official in the United States government [rightly] can exercise that kind of nationwide power, with the sole exception of the president. And the Constitution subjects him to nationwide election, among other constitutional checks, as a prerequisite to wielding that power.” The subject arises because, on issue after issue, liberal district judges
How the Kennedy family is
trying to strip Trump of his power
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 4:50:34 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,
Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Converge On Washington For The Last Time replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 4:56:33 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.
Why Liberals Hate Chick-fil-A replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 5:03:05 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
Theresa May: A Political Obituary replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 5:06:22 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,
Naomi Wolf was destroyed
by her research bias
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/26/2019 5:19:51 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
Good-bye, Theresa. Hello, Boris? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/27/2019 4:58:43 AM Post Reply
If you were hoping that the recent wave of global right-wing populism might be declining, it has not been a very good couple of weeks. In India, the Hindu nationalist, Narendra Modi, was just reelected handily — with a hefty majority in the Parliament, despite expectations that he’d do far worse. Buoyed by resurgent nationalism and his standing up to China and Pakistan, as well as appealing to the left-behinds, he achieved something historic: the first full second term for a prime minister in nearly 50 years. But it’s impossible to understand Modi’s success without seeing his exploitation of Hindu anti-Muslim religious bigotry at the heart of it.
How Liberalism Loses replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/27/2019 5:03:07 AM Post Reply
In Australia a week ago, the party of the left lost an election it was supposed to win, to a conservative government headed by an evangelical Christian who won working-class votes by opposing liberal climate policies. In India last week, the Hindu-nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, won an overwhelming electoral victory. And as of this writing, Europeans are electing a Parliament that promises to have more populist representation than before. The global fade of liberalism, in other words, appears to be continuing. Right-wing populism struggles to govern effectively, but it clearly has a durable political appeal — which, as Tyler Cowen points out
Trump Let the Dogs Out replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/27/2019 5:09:03 AM Post Reply
The Democrats, stumbling down the road to impeachment, were stunned by President Trump’s executive order on Thursday. The order is in two parts. First, it directs the intelligence agencies to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation that was the vehicle used to spy on candidate Trump’s campaign and President Trump’s administration when it was new. The second part of the order delegates to Barr the president’s authority to declassify — or reduce the level of classification of — anything that the intelligence agencies will give him.
Democrats, the party of abortion replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/27/2019 5:31:48 AM Post Reply
Democrats are not primarily driven to defend workers, equality, the environment, the poor, the elderly, or any of the other things they often claim they’re fighting for. They are, above all else, defenders of abortion on demand. The Democratic Party is, bluntly, an arm of the abortion lobby. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which oversees party efforts to win House elections, last week announced that it was canceling a fundraiser for Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois. Lipinski once again faces a primary challenge based on the single issue of abortion. He is the last anti-abortion congressman in the party. The abortion lobby fell just short in a primary challenge
Tears of the Times replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/28/2019 5:05:27 AM Post Reply
I was deeply touched by the concern implicit in the Julian Barnes and David Sanger in New York Times story reporting President Trump’s authorization of Attorney General Barr to declassify the documents underlying the greatest political scandal in American political history — i.e., the Russian collusion hoax. Their concern for national security permeates the story. There it is right at the top, for example, in the lead paragraph: President Trump’s order allowing Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify any intelligence that led to the Russia investigation sets up a potential confrontation with the C.I.A. It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares
The Real Constitutional Crisis replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/28/2019 5:08:57 AM Post Reply
In case you haven’t been listening, we’re supposed to be in the middle of a constitutional crisis. That’s what Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler are telling us, and it’s all because Donald Trump and Bill Barr are refusing to submit to House subpoenas. Never mind that Trump allowed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to interview everyone he wanted, without asserting executive privilege, and that everything you might want to know about the administration is out there in Mueller’s report. (It’s not always pretty.) Never mind that, when the shoe was on the other foot, Obama ruled by decree and Eric Holder didn’t want to talk about Fast and Furious.
Anthony Weiner complained about sex
offenders in district before scandal
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/28/2019 5:18:46 AM Post Reply
Here’s another thing that gets a rise out of Anthony Weiner: other perverts. Long before the former Queens congressman earned himself a rap sheet for trading X-rated messages with a 15-year-old girl, he was getting hot and bothered about sex offenders living in the congressional district he represented. Weiner’s office repeatedly called the NYPD’s Sex Offender Monitoring Unit to gripe about pervs too close to his digs and other places, a source told The Post. Weiner even once called the unit himself to grumble, according to the source.
Are Democrats choosing to lose? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/28/2019 5:52:41 AM Post Reply
Did the Democrats pick the wrong electoral cycle to jump their particular abortion-cheering, fetus-destroying, and sensibility-unsettling shark? For a certain kind of Republican voter, who has problems with Donald Trump’s temperament and with the programmatic agenda of the national Democrats, the decision to vote”‘no” on the Democrats and on their agenda just got a whole lot easier. For years, the polling in the U.S. and the world has been unchanged and unchanging: 60% or so of respondents support permitting abortion in the first trimester, 30% or so in the second, and down to the low teens in the third. For years, presidential candidates on both sides have threaded the needle,
Supreme Court leaves intact block
on Indiana abortion restriction, but allows
fetal burial to go into effect
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Posted by MissMolly 5/28/2019 2:42:57 PM Post Reply
Washington-The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a provision of an Indiana law which said the state may prohibit abortions motivated solely by race, sex or disability should remain blocked. The court, however, did say it would allow part of the law that requires clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains to take effect. The fact that the court decided not to take up the more controversial provision of the Indiana law suggests that there is not a current appetite on the court to move aggressively to question the court's core abortion precedents of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. Still, supporters of abortion rights
Jussie Smollett just a symptom
of the fake outrage disease
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Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2019 4:36:38 AM Post Reply
Remember folk expressions about the wisdom of being careful? “Look before you leap.” “Measure twice, cut once.” “Don’t go off half-cocked.” All of this should go double for online culture. Instead lives are being destroyed over misleading, unfair or just plain false accusations. People are being turned into public enemies or even fired after being framed for racism, homophobia or other perceived social crimes. Others are casting themselves as victims of hate in order to line their pockets. These days anyone with a phone in his hand can be P.T. Barnum. And people who congratulate themselves for being unusually tolerant, kind-hearted and impervious
Obama Earning Almost $600K
for Speech in Colombia
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Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2019 4:39:17 AM Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama is being paid almost $600,000 to speak at a marketing conference in Bogota, Colombia on Tuesday. According to a report from El Tiempo, a Colombian news outlet, Obama is earning "2 mil millones de pesos" for a speech and discussion on-stage about leadership strategies at the EXMA Conference in Bogota. When converted from Colombian pesos to U.S. dollars, Obama's payment for participation in the event is equivalent to $594,000. According to the Colombian news website Publicmetro.co, conference attendees who want to attend the event with Obama and take a photo with him have to pay 11 million Colombian pesos, which is approximately $3,267.
'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall' on
Obama's Bad Cops and Spies
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Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2019 4:42:49 AM Post Reply
The skies are growing dark and increasingly ominous for dirty officials at the top of Obama-era law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Leading the “I’m really worried” list are James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, and their senior aides, all political appointees. They expected Hillary Clinton to win in 2016 and bury any traces of malfeasance, just as they had buried hers. It didn’t work out that way. Now they need protection themselves. House Democrats and anonymous leakers are busy providing it. Many are delicately called “current and former senior officials” by the New York Times, Washington Post, and other legacy media. Gee, I wonder who they are?
Brian Kolfage's Private Border Wall
Hit With Cease and Desist
replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2019 4:50:14 AM Post Reply
The half-mile private border wall that sprung up over Memorial Day weekend was hit with a cease and desist order Tuesday for being built in violation of a Sunland Park, New Mexico, city ordinance. The wall, built near El Paso, Texas, by a nonprofit organization funded by triple-amputee Airforce veteran Brian Kolfage’s viral $20 million GoFundMe fundraising campaign, didn’t obtain a building permit prior to breaking ground, Sunland Park city officials told KTSM. “We have issued a cease and desist to the owner of the property,” Sunland Park Democratic Mayor Javier Perea said at a press conference Tuesday. “At this point, it will be turned over
Is Biden the New Hillary? replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/29/2019 4:54:15 AM Post Reply
President Trump isn’t subtle about his strategy to defeat Joe Biden if the former vice president becomes the Democratic nominee. Trump plans to wage the same sort of campaign against Biden that he did against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Back then, Trump defined Hillary as the candidate of entrenched interests who used a long career in politics for familial gain. He highlighted Clinton’s support for the 1994 crime bill and for NAFTA and TPP, driving wedges between the former secretary of state and important Democratic constituencies. And he went after Hillary’s foreign-policy credentials, painting her as an interventionist who had weakened America’s standing in the world. It’s Biden’s turn.
Planned Parenthood’s false stat: ‘Thousands’
of women died every year before Roe
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Posted by MissMolly 5/30/2019 4:40:14 AM Post Reply
“We face a real situation where Roe could be overturned. And we know what will happen, which is that women will die. Thousands of women died every year pre-Roe.” — Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, in an interview with WFAA of Dallas, March 6, 2019 “Before Roe v. Wade, thousands of women died every year — and because of extreme attacks on safe, legal abortion care, this could happen again right here in America.” — Wen, in a tweet, April 24, 2019 “We’re not going to go back in time to a time before Roe when thousands of women died every year because they didn’t have access to essential health care.”
America left to face the nasty
consequences of Robert Mueller’s actions
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Posted by MissMolly 5/30/2019 4:46:49 AM Post Reply
With his work done and his office closing, Robert Mueller could have quietly slipped back into private life. Instead, he gave himself a ­blowout retirement party — and leaves America to suffer the nasty consequences. On his way out the door, Mueller pointed at President Trump and told Democrats to get him. In a flash, the next 18 months were ­spoken for. If you doubt it, look at the way Dems reacted. Or rather, the way they erupted.
Did Brits warn about Steele's credibility,
before Mueller's probe?
Congress has evidence
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Posted by MissMolly 5/30/2019 4:50:59 AM Post Reply
One of the deepest, darkest secrets of Russiagate soon may be unmasked. Even President Trump may be surprised. Multiple witnesses have told Congress that, a week before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, Britain’s top national security official sent a private communique to the incoming administration, addressing his country’s participation in the counterintelligence probe into the now-debunked Trump-Russia election collusion. Most significantly, then-British national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant claimed in the memo, hand-delivered
The Abortion Quagmire replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/30/2019 5:16:28 AM Post Reply
The Supreme Court’s decision constitutionalizing the alleged right to abortion in Roe v. Wade (1973) was about as bad as it gets. Expressing the Court’s sheer will to power, it is one of the worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court. The principled liberal law professor John Hart Ely called out the Court in the classic Yale Law Journal comment “The Wages of Crying Wolf.” Professor Ely condemned Roe as “a very bad decision. Not because it will perceptibly weaken the Court-it won’t; and not because it conflicts with either my idea of progress or what the evidence suggests is society’s-it doesn’t.
Democratic 2020 hopefuls
AWOL on national security
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Posted by MissMolly 5/30/2019 5:20:43 AM Post Reply
Democratic insiders have concluded that Trump is unusually vulnerable on national security for a Republican, an assessment based on proprietary polling and focus groups. But they warn that the leading Democratic candidates, most of whom prefer to discuss domestic issues such as healthcare popular with the liberal base, are squandering this opening. The Democratic field has been virtually radio silent on the range of threats facing the United States, from terrorism to illegal immigration to cyberattacks. Liberal foreign policy experts fear the failure to both acknowledge these key national security issues and offer contrasting solutions could cede crucial political ground to Trump once the general election rolls around.
Claus von Bülow, socialite convicted then
cleared of trying to kill wife, dead at 92
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Posted by MissMolly 5/31/2019 4:54:10 AM Post Reply
Claus von Bülow, the Danish-born British socialite convicted and then cleared of trying to kill his heiress wife in the 1980s, has died. He was 92. The aristocrat — who was portrayed by Jeremy Irons on the silver screen — died at his home in London on Saturday, his son-in-law Riccardo Pavoncelli told The New York Times. In a case that was splashed across the media, Von Bülow was accused of trying to kill his wealthy wife Martha “Sunny” von Bülow so he could pocket her fortune and go live with his raven-haired soap opera actress mistress, Alexandra Isles.
Professor who has correctly predicted 9
presidential elections says Trump will
win in 2020 unless Democrats impeach
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Posted by MissMolly 5/31/2019 4:58:33 AM Post Reply
An American University professor who has correctly predicted the last nine presidential elections says President Trump will win the 2020 election unless congressional Democrats, “grow a spine,” CNN reported. Allan Lichtman, a political historian, said Democrats only have a shot at the White House if they begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, calling the decision both “constitutionally” and “politically” right in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The MLK Story No One Wanted To Read replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/31/2019 5:02:36 AM Post Reply
“Bombshell” best describes David Garrow’s lengthy piece “The Troubling Legacy of Martin Luther King.” The article not only obliterates what we think we know about one of the most beloved figures in American history, it, like a bombshell, hurts people. This includes the many admirers of Martin Luther King but also the various figures, including alleged paramours still alive, named in the article. The manner in which the government assembled the derogatory information on King — gathered with the approval of Democratic officials, including Attorney General Robert Kennedy, all feigning support for the civil rights leader — sickens in a literal sense. Using King’s association with various figures involved
Fight for D.C. statehood gets
new push from Democrats
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Posted by MissMolly 5/31/2019 5:11:28 AM Post Reply
The D.C. statehood effort got new life Thursday, when longtime skeptic House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer threw his support behind the idea and fellow Democrats pledged hearings to advance the issue. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Committee, said he has scheduled a hearing for July 24, marking the first time in more than a quarter century that the topic has gotten that far. “This is a monumental step forward for equality and self-government for D.C.,” said D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city’s nonvoting representative in Congress. Mrs. Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser and other city officials celebrated the announcement
Did Mueller sit on his no-collusion conclusion? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/1/2019 4:01:50 AM Post Reply
What did Robert Mueller know, and when did he know it? This was among the questions that the Russiagate special counsel dodged at Wednesday’s Justice Department photo opportunity. More concretely, did Mueller promptly report his no-collusion conclusion, or did he cover it up for months, to enervate President Donald J. Trump and energize Democrats? Meanwhile, America tore itself in two. Mueller’s 22-month-long inquiry was like chemotherapy — an invasive, all-consuming nightmare, though seemingly necessary to excise a malignancy. Serious suspicions existed that the Republican party’s standard-bearer conspired with the Kremlin to capture the White House.
First rare earth processing facility
outside of China to be built in Texas
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Posted by MissMolly 6/1/2019 4:06:17 AM Post Reply
Rare earth elements are used every day. They are metals that are used in everything from cell phones to cars, televisions, military jet engines and medical devices. However, the tit-for-tat trade Opens a New Window. war between the U.S. and China, Opens a New Window. may present a challenge to the industry which heavily relies on China. The retaliatory tariffs from China on $60 billion worth U.S. goods goes into effect this weekend. Blue Line Corp., a chemical company based in Texas, is the first and only company outside of China that can process small batches of rare earth. They just partnered with Australian rare earths mining company
Why Jerry Nadler insists on
wasting everyone’s time
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Posted by MissMolly 6/1/2019 4:15:18 AM Post Reply
Just two days after special counsel Bob Mueller announced that he wouldn’t testify before Congress about his 450-page report because “the report is my testimony,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that he wanted Mueller to testify anyway. “We will have Mr. Mueller’s testimony,” Nadler told WNYC, and on TV, too. The problem, he claims, is that most people haven’t read the report, and Team Trump is “lying” about what it says. Funny: Nadler specifically cites Attorney General William Barr as a liar,
Even if Roe is upheld,
abortion opponents are winning
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Posted by MissMolly 6/1/2019 4:27:15 AM Post Reply
Abortion is still legal in the United States, but for women in vast swaths of the country it’s a right in name only. Six states are down to only one abortion clinic; a court stepped in Friday to stop Missouri’s sole clinic from closing, at least for now. Some women seeking abortions have to travel long distances, and face mandatory waiting periods or examinations. On top of that, a new wave of restrictive laws, or outright bans, is rippling across GOP-led states like Alabama and Georgia.
Kamala Harris launched political career
with $120K 'patronage' job from boyfriend Willie Brown
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Posted by MissMolly 6/1/2019 5:15:22 AM Post Reply
Kamala Harris’ first significant political role was an appointment by her powerful then-boyfriend Willie Brown, three decades her senior, to a California medical board that has been criticized as a landing spot for patronage jobs and kickbacks. Then 30, Harris was dating 60-year-old Willie Brown, at the time the Democratic speaker of the California State Assembly, when he placed her on the California Medical Assistance Commission in 1994. The position paid over $70,000 per year, $120,700 in current money, and Harris served on the board until 1998. The medical commission met twice a month, and Harris, a United States senator for California since 2017 and now a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate,
Left-wing media bias galore
on impeachment, abortion and immigration
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Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 4:12:06 AM Post Reply
Mueller Time came and went. Now it’s Impeachment Time, at least according to the “neutral” media. Of course, now-former Special Counsel Robert Mueller never said President Trump should be impeached. But that didn’t stop journalists, who used every rhetorical trick in the book to push that narrative against the president. Both MSNBC host Chris Hayes and CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger dissected Mueller’s Wednesday news conference about his report, relying on either “reading between the lines” or “If you read between the lines.”
California Dem convention heats up
as candidates jab Trump, call for
impeachment ... and contend with hecklers
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Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 4:19:03 AM Post Reply
Fourteen presidential hopefuls rallied at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco on Saturday, taking shots at President Trump and outlining their platforms to attract votes from thousands of activists, party delegates and guests in attendance. They also faced a particularly animated crowd, complete with chants, heckles and even one stage-jumper. Among the candidates was Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic socialist making his second run for the White House. Sanders, I-Vt., boasted of legislative initiatives to raise the national minimum wage and create a government-run universal health care system.
Fake prince sentenced
to 18 years in federal prison
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Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 4:24:24 AM Post Reply
-- Colombian native Anthony Gignac, who swindled millions from investors while pretending to be a prince from Saudi Arabia, was sentenced by a federal judge in Miami to 18 ½ years in prison Friday. Gignac, 48, used the alias Sultan Bin Khalid Al-Saud among others to trick investors from Florida to Britain to give him money for bogus business deals. Authorities said he had been arrested some 11 times before during his long-running scam that lasted three decades.
Mueller should have just
kept his mouth shut
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Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 4:35:25 AM Post Reply
In his news conference Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller explained why he wouldn’t testify before Congress. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” he said, adding: “The report is my testimony.” This is precisely why Mueller shouldn’t have held a news conference. President Trump’s critics are now picking apart his statement. Like with a verbal Rorschach test, they are reading between the lines to find what they want to find. For example, in his report Mueller definitively declared his investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” But in his news conference, Mueller said that “there was insufficient
How Did Russiagate Begin? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 4:46:44 AM Post Reply
It cannot be emphasized too often: Russiagate—allegations that the American president has been compromised by the Kremlin, which may even have helped to put him in the White House—is the worst and (considering the lack of actual evidence) most fraudulent political scandal in American history. We have yet to calculate the damage Russsiagate has inflicted on America’s democratic institutions, including the presidency and the electoral process, and on domestic and foreign perceptions of American democracy, or on US-Russian relations at a critical moment when both sides, having “modernized” their nuclear weapons, are embarking on a new, more dangerous, and largely unreported arms race. Rational (if politically innocent) observers may have thought
Elizabeth Warren campaign’s in
so, so much trouble
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Posted by MissMolly 6/2/2019 5:05:58 AM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, has an annoying yet revealing verbal tic –whenever she’s about to tell a lie, she prefaces her whopper with the word “So.” I think it’s safe to say Lieawatha had at best a so-so performance Friday morning on The Breakfast Club, a syndicated black radio show out of New York. The Breakfast Club is one of those media outlets where Democrat candidates go to grovel. In 2016, Hillary Clinton used the popular program to spin her own preposterously tall tale about carrying a bottle of “hot sauce” in her purse. Friday, the fake Indian figured she’d be getting the same kind of kid-gloves treatment. But the hosts,
Alone replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/3/2019 5:02:35 AM Post Reply
Americans are suffering from a bad case of loneliness. The number of people in the United States living alone has gone through the studio-apartment roof. A study released by the insurance company Cigna last spring made headlines with its announcement: “Only around half of Americans say they have meaningful, daily face-to-face social interactions.” Loneliness, public-health experts tell us, is killing as many people as obesity and smoking. It’s not much comfort that Americans are not, well, alone in this. Germans are lonely, the bon vivant French are lonely, and even the Scandinavians—the happiest people in the world, according to the UN’s World Happiness Report—are lonely, too.
Here's What We Know About Cardinal McCarrick, Pope Francis
and the Figueirido Report
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Posted by MissMolly 6/3/2019 5:07:56 AM Post Reply
In the wake of the Figueiredo report’s information on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct, accusations that higher-ups in the Vatican have known about the allegations for years are raising concerns about accountability within the clergy. Pope Francis said he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct, and that before an investigation revealed the accusations, he “knew nothing [and had] no idea” about them. “About McCarrick I knew nothing. Obviously, nothing, nothing,” he said in an interview Tuesday, according to The New York Times. His statements raised concerns as the letters r
The Donald has landed: President Trump
and First Lady Melania touch down in London for three days of pomp,
ceremony and politics amid a massive security operation
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Posted by MissMolly 6/3/2019 5:20:18 AM Post Reply
Donald Trump has landed in London for his long-awaited state visit and his first act on British soil was to launch a Twitter assault on Sadiq Khan calling the London Mayor: 'A stone cold loser'. The President eviscerated Mr Khan on social media as Air Force One landed at Stansted Airport this morning saying he has 'done a terrible job as Mayor of London' and 'should focus on crime in London, not me'. Mr Trump had already weighed in on Brexit and his security concerns over Huawei as he took off from America last night and used his arrival in the UK to vent his fury
Healthy Texas couple dies from
mysterious virus in Fiji
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Posted by MissMolly 6/4/2019 4:31:23 AM Post Reply
A young and healthy Texas couple on a dream vacation in Fiji died suddenly after they both contracted a mysterious illness. Family of David and Michelle Paul said the Fort Worth couple began feeling unwell the day before they were supposed to leave Fiji and return home two weeks ago. “They knew something was going on in their body and were able to get to the hospital,” Michelle’s sister-in-law Tracey Calanog told local TV station KVUE. “Anything can happen,” she added through tears. Friends said the Air Force veteran and his wife loved to travel and tried to get away on annual trips with just each other
Democrats fight abortion opponents —
inside the party's own ranks
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Posted by MissMolly 6/4/2019 4:34:51 AM Post Reply
MORGAN CITY, La. — The Democratic governor of Louisiana signed one of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country into law, then traveled to a barge here to inspect emergency flood control efforts. But John Bel Edwards couldn't stop the political deluge from his own party. "Gov. Edwards' decision is dangerous and we will fight it," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the bill "heartbreaking." Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., labeled it "draconian," while Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., called his decision to sign it "outrageous."
So now it’s OK to destroy lives
in the name of fighting Trump?
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Posted by MissMolly 6/4/2019 4:40:58 AM Post Reply
Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked, then published his name and other details about his life in a shocking instance of ­harassment masquerading as journalism. The man denies creating the video. Journalists usually imagine themselves holding the powerful to ­account but now they are happy to punch down — and congratulate themselves on punching down — if their targets are politically uncongenial.
World Will End in 2050 replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/4/2019 4:46:36 AM Post Reply
The end is nigh. If you "believe" in "science". That's a phrase that these days is tantamount of being a crackpot because it means believing doomcrying drivel. The analysis, published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a think-tank in Melbourne, Australia, describes climate change as “a near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization” and sets out a plausible scenario of where business-as-usual could lead over the next 30 years. The paper argues that the potentially “extremely serious outcomes” of climate-related security threats are often far more probable than conventionally assumed, but almost impossible to quantify because they “fall outside the human experience of the last thousand years.”
Did American outlets refuse
to publish the MLK sex transcripts?
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Posted by MissMolly 6/4/2019 4:51:05 AM Post Reply
It’s #MeToo time for Martin Luther King — despite, historian David J. Garrow alleges, the efforts of senior staff at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the LA Times and the Guardian. In this week’s Green Room podcast, Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, alleges that these outlets chose not to publish his discovery of transcripts from the FBI’s taped surveillance of Martin Luther King. Instead, Garrow’s research was published this week in Britain’s Standpoint magazine. The transcripts report King, an icon of the Civil Rights era, taking part in orgies, coercing women into performing sex acts upon his friends, and laughing as he watches
Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an
unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers
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Posted by MissMolly 6/5/2019 5:06:01 AM Post Reply
The games children play in schoolyards are famously horrible, if you stop and think about them. Tag, for example, singles out one poor participant, often the slowest child, as the dehumanized “It,” who runs vainly in pursuit of the quicker ones. Capture the Flag is nakedly militaristic. British Bulldog has obvious jingoistic colonial themes. Red Ass, known in America as Butts Up, involves deliberate imposition of corporal punishment on losers. But none rouse the passions of reform-minded educational progressives quite like dodgeball, the team sport in which players throw balls at each other, trying to hit their competitors and banish them to the sidelines of shame.
Sonovogun! Our Guy Really Is Presidential replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/5/2019 5:11:39 AM Post Reply
It is The Season of Grading. Twice annually, I am obliged lovingly to hunker down and grade some hundred or so law school final exams. My students consistently prove to be deeply serious-minded and know the expectations, so they produce solidly crafted 15-page narratives analyzing a complex fact pattern. (Snip)They get to the dais. There’s Melania, our First Lady. There’s one of Diana’s kids. There’s Charles, the Man Who Would Not Be King. Everyone is seated. Some Beefeater type is standing behind the Queen and President. Queen Elizabeth rises and makes a lovely speech, about America, about Trump. She then raises a glass and toasts Trump and America.
Is It Immoral to Travel? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/5/2019 5:15:41 AM Post Reply
That is the deep question asked by the New York Times: The glaciers are melting, the coral reefs are dying, Miami Beach is slowly going under. Quick, says a voice in your head, go see them before they disappear! You are evil, says another voice. For you are hastening their destruction. To a lot of people who like to travel, these are morally bewildering times. Because travel emits CO2! Of course, the Times makes a lot of money by advertising and promoting elite international travel, and even organizes its own (expensive) international junkets. Ann Althouse and her commenters have fun at the Times’s expense. Ann writes: What’s morally bewildering? If you believe ...
Trump, other leaders mark D-Day's 75th
anniversary in Normandy, France
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 4:26:10 AM Post Reply
President Trump planned to join other world leaders in Europe on Thursday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a monumental event that was largely responsible for shaping the outcome of World War II. The ceremony was to take place on the edge of Omaha Beach in Normandy where thousands of American and Allied soldiers lost their lives. Trump, continuing the tradition of his predecessors, will stand alongside leaders from Britain, Canada, France, and even Germany to pay homage to the troops who stormed the fortified Normandy to help turn the tide of the war.
Watergate’s John Dean is a hero
to Dems eager to impeach Trump --
but here's the ugly truth
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 4:31:41 AM Post Reply
Soon, John Dean will be the Democratic House Judiciary Committee’s opening witness in the majority’s quest to keep the Mueller report at the forefront of the national consciousness. As a former member of President Nixon’s White House staff, Dean has become a mainstream media darling, who is frequently trotted out to assert that some supposed Republican scandal is “worse than Watergate.” He’s hardly on the inside of anything Republican today, but he certainly knows about Watergate, because he played such a central part throughout the scandal’s unfolding. While Dean’s memorable 1973 appearance before the Senate Watergate Committee was both a dramatic performance and devastating to President Nixon, the deviousness
W.Va. bishop gave powerful cardinals
and other priests $350,000 in
cash gifts before his ouster, church records show
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 4:37:48 AM Post Reply
In the years before he was ousted for alleged sexual harassment and financial abuses, the leader of the Catholic Church in West Virginia gave cash gifts totaling $350,000 to fellow clergymen, including young priests he is accused of mistreating and more than a dozen cardinals in the United States and at the Vatican, according to church records obtained by The Washington Post. Bishop Michael J. Bransfield wrote the checks from his personal account over more than a decade, and the West Virginia diocese reimbursed him by boosting his compensation to cover the value of the gifts, the records show. As a tax-exempt nonprofit, the diocese
Why the world can thank American
exceptionalism for successful D-Day
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 4:47:55 AM Post Reply
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the battle for Europe — and for the soul of Western civilization — that unfolded over France’s Cotentin Peninsula 75 years ago this morning. But it was Henry Ford who won it. For it was America’s Ford-inspired assembly lines — the nation’s vast industrial capacity — that pumped out the ships, planes, guns and gear that made victory in Normandy and beyond not only possible but virtually inevitable. Nothing like D-Day had ever been seen before and never will be seen again —
The Planned Parenthood sex
scandal you aren't reading about
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 5:19:35 AM Post Reply
The International Planned Parenthood Federation reportedly hired prostitutes for staff, donors, and guests at official functions. The Daily Mail broke the story in May, but the scandal has apparently been brewing for months, as the U.K.’s Department of International Development came under fire in January for donating £132 million of aid money to the group during investigations of sexual misconduct into the notorious abortion giant. Internal documents related to the case reveal repeated claims of sexual harassment, bullying, abusive conduct, and intimidation of whistleblowers — for example, the transmission of a pornographic video to a female executive in order to terrify her into silence. These shocking allegations raise
The Democrats are preventing
Trump from securing the border
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Posted by MissMolly 6/6/2019 5:23:47 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump has announced that he will impose a 5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico on June 10, 2019, unless Mexico takes effective action before then to dramatically reduce the number of Central American migrants crossing its territory to reach the United States. If the crisis continues, Trump said he will raise the tariff every month until it reaches 25 percent in October. This is a dramatic shift from his previous border security measures, such as a border wall. The money for those projects would have come from federal taxes. Voters wouldn’t have been impacted directly. The tariff, however, will raise the cost of groceries, cars,
Michael Bloomberg pledges
$500M to shutter U.S. coal plants
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Posted by MissMolly 6/7/2019 4:55:53 AM Post Reply
Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg Pledged Thursday to donate $500 million to a new campaign that aims to shutter U.S. coal plants by 2030 to curb climate change, his philanthropist foundation said. The money is going to Bloomberg's project Beyond Carbon, which is "the largest-ever coordinated campaign against climate change" in the country, its website said, adding that it works "with advocates around the country to build on leadership and climate progress already underway." The program aims to transition the United States to 100 percent renewable energy and "ensure that after the 2020 election, the next Administration inherits a country already well on the way
Something Totalitarian This Way Comes replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/7/2019 5:06:48 AM Post Reply
At the urging of other journalists, YouTube demonetized and deplatformed various voices this week. Steven Crowder, an actor, comedian, and activist with nearly four million subscribers on his YouTube channel, remains on the site but stripped of the ability to support his show with advertisers. Carlos Maza, a Vox writer and frequent target of Crowder mockery, decried YouTube for “creating a platform where only monsters feel safe enough to talk about s#!+ that actually matters” in arguing for the company to remove Crowder entirely. MeTube, not YouTube. The censorship follows similar moves by tech companies, including Twitter bans on American Spectator writer Robert Stacy McCain,
'Abortion Barbie' Wendy Davis Running for
Congress 5 Years After Landslide Loss
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Posted by MissMolly 6/7/2019 5:12:49 AM Post Reply
Former Democratic Texas State Sen. and failed gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has decided to run for Texas’ 21st Congressional District. The announcement came from Davis’ confidant Marc Winkelman at a Gala for the Texas Observer, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Lauren McGaughy Thursday. Davis rose to prominence in 2013 for her filibuster of a 20-week abortion ban bill being considered in the Texas Legislature at the time. The live stream of the filibuster was tweeted out by then-President Barack Obama and led to widespread media coverage.
REPORT: Beto Is a Bad Friend replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/7/2019 5:32:12 AM Post Reply
Beto O'Rourke, a middling presidential candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, is viewed with skepticism by a number of demographic groups, most notably dogs and women. Maybe it's because he's a bad friend. Roll Call reports that O'Rourke is "very likely" to support the Democratic candidate who wins the nomination to challenge his friend and former colleague, Rep. Will Hurd (R., Texas). The move would represent a capitulation to partisan critics who challenged O'Rourke's decision to remain neutral during the 2018 midterms, in which Hurd won re-election by a narrow margin. O'Rourke has already said that he "will be supporting" Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat who
S makes deal with Mexico on tariffs,immigration,
Trump announces
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Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 4:28:39 AM Post Reply
The U.S. has reached an agreement with Mexico that heads off the start of tariffs on Monday. The deal, announced by President Trump via tweet on Friday night, is said to include plans to return migrants seeking asylum to Mexico, where they will remain until their claims can be processed. "I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended," he said. "Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to....stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border.
This unfinished Arizona 'futuristic
hippie commune' has a problem
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Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 4:33:53 AM Post Reply
In the middle of Arizona's desert lies something unexpected: a rather strange, unfinished "city of the future." Jutting out of the vast, barren Sonoran Desert and reachable only by car, Arcosanti's domes and curved structures look like something imagined up by a science fiction writer. There's one big problem, however: The project is reportedly only 5 percent complete. A nonprofit group called the Cosanti Foundation has been working for decades to create a city that would inspire the future of urban design by incorporating a range of environmentally-friendly features to reduce sprawl and minimize the need for cars while harnessing solar power and natural vegetation to energy reduce costs.
VA may owe veterans millions in refunds but
knowingly hasn't paid them for years, probe finds
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Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 4:44:32 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON – More than 50,000 disabled veterans could be owed as much as $190 million in refunds from the Department of Veterans Affairs for home loan fees they were wrongly charged or no longer owe, an investigation has found. Senior leaders knew about the problem for years but didn’t ensure veterans received what they are due, the investigation by the VA inspector general found. Veterans pay the fees when they buy homes with the help of VA's Home Loan Guaranty Program, but they are supposed to be exempt if they are disabled. Fees can total up to 3.3% of a home's value. In cases where veterans
Wells Fargo to pay at least $385
million to settle scam allegations
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Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 4:49:43 AM Post Reply
Wells Fargo agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that it allegedly scammed millions of auto-loan customers into buying insurance they didn’t need. The settlement covers customers who were bilked out of tens of millions of dollars for about 11 years through September 2016, according to court papers filed in Central California federal court. National General Insurance, which was allegedly in cahoots with the bank to place the unnecessary insurance with the customers, will also pay $7.5 million to the class.
Can we risk nominating a man for president? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 5:25:19 AM Post Reply
The 2020 election is lurching toward us like a malfunctioning robot, and I think we must ask ourselves: Can we risk nominating a man for president? Men selected as major-party nominees for president have failed to win the popular vote 50 percent of the time. Contrast that to the 100 percent of the time that a female nominee for president has won the popular vote. More importantly, are Americans ready to withstand another four years of male presidency? It is unpleasant to traffic in stereotypes, and many men are in no way like this, but recent experience teaches that for usually 31 days a month (sometimes 30, occasionally 28),
Donor fires back after University of
Alabama returns $21.5 million:
Painful to see university choose zealotry
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Posted by MissMolly 6/8/2019 5:32:57 AM Post Reply
The philanthropist who pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama said the school is harming students by returning his donation after he spoke out about abortion. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. encouraged students to boycott the university in response to the state’s controversial new abortion law, which does not allow for exceptions in instances of rape or incest. "It has been painful to witness administrators at the university choose zealotry over the well-being of its own students, but it’s another example of the damage this attack on abortion rights will do to Alabama," the 70-year-old Alabama native wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post on Friday.
Doris Day: The tragic last days of
a ‘manipulated’ Hollywood icon
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 4:31:00 AM Post Reply
In the 1950s and ’60s, Doris Day was America’s box-office sweetheart. But she spent her final days being manipulated by those around her, sources who were close to the legend allege. Day’s death on May 13 has opened a rift between family and friends who accuse one another of mistreating the star. Her only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, issued a Facebook post claiming Day’s longtime manager, Bob Bashara, had banned him from seeing his reclusive grandmother, who was 97 when she died. It was all the more damning because Ryan — whose father was Day’s son, Terry, who died in 2004 — had never publicly spoken about the actress, known for such movie classics
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsburg says Kavanaugh helped boost
number of female law clerks on court
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 4:35:29 AM Post Reply
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday credited new Justice Brett Kavanaugh with increasing the number of female clerks serving the court. "Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew," Ginsburg said, according to a transcript of her speech to a conference of judges in New York. "Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks." Ginsburg noted that more progress is still needed to ensure equal representation.
Democrats on the defensive
as abortion foes ask
if party tolerates their views
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 4:40:25 AM Post Reply
Just two years ago then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) deflected questions about ideological litmus tests on abortion rights, suggesting Democrats offered a big tent welcoming people of all creeds. “I grew up Nancy D’Alesandro, in Baltimore, Maryland; in Little Italy; in a very devout Catholic family,” Pelosi, who is now House speaker, told The Washington Post in May 2017. Her politically powerful family included many opponents of abortion through their religious beliefs, she said. “Most of those people — my family, extended family — are not pro-choice. You think I’m kicking them out of the Democratic Party?”
One Year After ‘Red Hen’ Refused To Serve Her,
Sarah Sanders Dines with the Queen of England
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 4:53:28 AM Post Reply
On June 22, 2018, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of the Lexington, Virginia, restaurant Red Hen because of her affiliation with President Donald Trump. On Monday night, Sanders got the last laugh as she dined with the Queen of England. The press secretary joined Trump and his family at a State Banquet hosted at Buckingham Palace. Over 170 individuals attended the gathering. Sanders was escorted to the banquet by Prince Michael of Kent, the queen’s first cousin.
Welcome to Garcetti’s L.A.: heaps of trash,
hordes of rats and very little leadership
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 4:59:16 AM Post Reply
Whewww, what a week. I could give you a hundred breakdowns of what happened and what it all means, but it comes down to this: We’re in troubled waters on a ship without a captain, and though there might be a few pretenders on the bridge, nobody trusts them. We found out on Tuesday that although the city and county spent $600 million last year to chip away at the number of homeless people, the total increased by 16% to nearly 60,000. That same day, voters said absolutely, positively no way to a parcel tax that would have raised money for struggling L.A.
Judge Andrew Napolitano's Lonely,
One-Man War Against Trump
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Posted by MissMolly 6/9/2019 5:28:42 AM Post Reply
Occasionally, when the time is right and fewer people are watching, Fox News tosses a few Donald Trump critics into the mix. They generally receive airtime in the middle of the day—where the more moderate hosts Shep Smith and Bret Baier hold court—before the party line is reestablished by the Trump liege men of primetime (Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity). And then there is Judge Andrew Napolitano, the Libertarian Party voter and legal commentator, who seems to be disappearing from Fox News altogether as he’s grown more and more critical of the Trump administration and its treatment of the Mueller report. Fox News hasn’t dispatched with Napolitano altogether, of course
Think America can ditch Trump in 2020?
The world says otherwise
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Posted by MissMolly 6/10/2019 4:59:28 AM Post Reply
The Washington, D.C., professional class, both left and right, desperately wants a return to pre-Trump normalcy. Never-Trump Republicans are boosting long shots like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld to challenge the president in a primary election. This nostalgia is most apparent, however, with the strong polling numbers of Joe Biden. So far, the progressive message of a new generation is being ignored for the old guard. Biden is crushing the other two dozen primary candidates, with his closest competitor, Bernie Sanders, garnering less than half his numbers. This early in the campaign cycle, name recognition goes a long way. But Biden has only gained strength
Journalists can’t repeat their Watergate-hero
act. The reasons should make us grieve.
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Posted by MissMolly 6/10/2019 5:06:53 AM Post Reply
The question from an audience member made the three network chiefs bristle: Why aren’t the news media holding the White House accountable like they did during the Nixon/Watergate era? One of the TV honchos, Susan Zirinsky, had the perfect background to answer. “We are holding this White House accountable — this is our job every day,” she said, with conviction ringing in her voice. But it may not seem that way to those members of the public who’d like President Trump’s lies and misdeeds to catch up with him the way Nixon’s eventually did, but foresee little hope of that.
The Open Border Extremists replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/10/2019 5:12:12 AM Post Reply
The extremism of the Democrats, their honed-to-a-fine-edge radicalism, is displayed almost daily on the subject of abortion. When anyone — like poor old Joe Biden — strays an inch on abortion, they’re quickly reined in as Biden was last week when he endorsed the Hyde Amendment and then was forced into a flip-flop. Their extremism goes beyond abortion to other important issues such as illegal immigration. The Dems are committed to an extreme open borders position. The Dems’ refusal to consider any legislation to stop the flow of illegal immigration across our southern border was, to their outrage, end-run by the president in his deal with Mexico last week. The deal resulted
Top Obama adviser on Biden ‘best
friend’ claim: ‘This is a joke, right?’
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Posted by MissMolly 6/10/2019 5:27:46 AM Post Reply
A former senior adviser to President Barack Obama was among those who ridiculed Joe Biden on Sunday, after the former vice president celebrated his friendship with Obama by tweeting an image of a friendship bracelet. "Happy #BestFriendsDay to my friend, @BarackObama," Biden wrote. "This is a joke, right?" David Axelrod tweeted in response to Biden's original tweet, which many claimed was Biden's forced attempt to associate himself with the former president.(Tweet)Biden claimed in his memoirs that Obama repeatedly discouraged from running in 2016, believing that Biden's entrance into the race would unnecessarily "rock the boat."
Justin Amash gone from House Freedom Caucus
after saying Trump's conduct was 'impeachable'
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Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:37:48 AM Post Reply
Michigan Repubican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he was leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned. Amash, speaking at a Freedom Caucus board meeting, insisted his departure was voluntary. Amash said he did not want to continue to be a "further distraction" for the caucus, which is chaired by North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" Monday evening that Meadows and Amash mutually came to the decision after several conversations.
Judge says Missouri’s lone abortion
clinic must remain open for now
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Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:44:55 AM Post Reply
Missouri’s only abortion clinic will remain open for now after a judge on Monday blocked state officials from closing it because of an ongoing licensing dispute. The state judge’s ruling kept Missouri from becoming the first state without an abortion clinic since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. Judge Michael Stelzer had already granted Planned Parenthood a temporary reprieve on May 31 that blocked state officials from shuttering a St. Louis clinic the day its license to perform the procedure was set to lapse.
Former Trump chief of staff
Reince Priebus joins the Navy
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Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:49:42 AM Post Reply
Reince Priebus, President Trump’s former chief of staff, has officially joined the Navy. At a commissioning ceremony Monday morning, Vice President Pence swore in Priebus as an ensign, an entry-level officer. Priebus and his family also met with Trump at the White House after the ceremony. Among those present for the ceremony were Sen. Ron Johnson (R), Priebus’s fellow Wisconsinite, and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a Navy Reserve commander. “Wonderful day — honored to be able to serve! #GoNavy!” Priebus, 47, said in a tweet. Reached by phone, he declined to comment further.
NY Times will end its political
cartoons after 'anti-Semitic'
depiction of Netanyahu, cartoonist says
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Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:53:24 AM Post Reply
The New York Times will no longer be publishing political cartoons following the uproar surrounding an anti-Semitic depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a political cartoonist whose work was featured in the paper. In April, The New York Times International published a cartoon featuring Netanyahu as a guide dog and wearing a Star of David around his neck being walked by President Trump seen wearing a yarmulke. After putting out a statement admitting the cartoon had "anti-Semitic tropes" and was an "error in judgment," the paper issued an apology. The cartoon received widespread condemnation, including from its own editorial board, which called it "obviously bigoted"
What's the matter with California? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 5:34:45 AM Post Reply
California wants to look after its people, so it keeps expanding its social safety net. It also wants to welcome all comers and so embraces illegal immigrants and protects them in sanctuary cities. To see how this is working out, visit Skid Row in L.A. or neighborhoods in San Francisco or elsewhere where homeless camps are spreading. Caring for all Californians is made harder by the state importing as many non-Americans as possible. It's almost incredible, but also entirely characteristic, that California lawmakers have now decided to give healthcare free to nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants aged 19 to 25.
Is Joe Biden the new Hillary? Democrats
must have a real debate to avoid disaster
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Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 5:41:16 AM Post Reply
In October of 2016, I had a chat with a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. I had once worked for Bill Clinton but I’d spent the previous year arguing in Salon that Bernie Sanders was better on policy and a better bet to beat Donald Trump. Politicians remember what you did in the primary — the Clintons kept lists — so I was grateful for the chance to talk. Tim Kaine had just debated Mike Pence and talked way more about Trump’s ill character than Pence’s extreme economic views. (Pence opposed not just a living wage but the $7.25 national minimum wage that even most Republicans see as wage slavery.) Clinton