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  • This Is Why McDonald’s Coke Tastes Better Than All the Others

    10/18/2018 8:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    MSN Lifestyle ^ | October 17, 2018 | Kimberly Holland
    If you’ve ever gone out of your way to get to a McDonald’s just to satisfy a craving for their tongue-tingling Coca-Cola, you know how special the fast food giant’s soda is. The Coca-Cola from McDonald’s manages to taste crisper, sharper, even fresher than the same drink from other fast-food restaurants. It’s almost as if they make the Coke taste better so you’ll come in for a “medium Coke, please” and decide, “sure, I’ll take a medium fry.” (Who among us hasn’t?) Truth is, the Coke from McDonald’s isn’t magic. They just use really smart storage tactics and clever drink-mixing...
  • On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

    10/18/2018 5:51:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver
    SONIA SOTOMAYOR, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE, UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: Ah, a very complicated question. After becoming a lawyer and judge of two courts, before going to the Supreme Court, the greatest difficulty is the expectation of others that, because I was Latina, I didn’t have the intelligence to be able to do this job. I don't know if you know that during this process of confirmation to the Supreme Court there were many who said, ´she does not have the intelligence to do this job well.’ There are many who have changed their minds about that, with the passage of time.
  • Trump's approval rating among military slips; lowest among Army (Misleading headline)

    10/18/2018 11:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Leada Gore
    President Donald Trump's approval rating among members of the military has slipped slightly since he took office two years ago, according to a poll by Military Times. Trump's most recent overall approval rating was 43.8 percent, down from 46.1 percent in 2016. His disapproval rating was 43.1 percent, up from 37 percent two years ago. Troops overwhelmingly support Trump's handling of military issues over that of former President Barack Obama, however. More than 60 percent said they believe the military is in better shape now than under Obama and nearly the same number have a favorable view of Trump's handling...
  • Michael Moore: 'We have the power to crush Trump'

    10/18/2018 8:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Owen Jones
    It falls to Michael Moore’s empty stomach to help explain to me the difference between hope and optimism. “Right now, I’m hoping that somebody will feed me today,” he says. But that hope is passive. It may whet his appetite, but the disappointment will be all the more crushing if it isn’t satisfied. On the other hand, he explains, optimism is constructive, strategic. “I’m in a first world country, and somewhere I have a wallet with a credit card and some money in it. So the optimist in me has credibility, because it’s safe to say I will eat. Does...
  • All the president's men: what to make of Trump's bizarre new painting

    10/18/2018 6:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 15, 2017 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    The artwork hanging in the White House depicts the US president drinking with his Republican predecessors They say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s a shredded Banksy, obviously, which is worth around £1m. But how to put a value on the majestic artwork Donald Trump was revealed to have gracing the wall outside the Oval Office, as eagle-eyed viewers of 60 Minutes spotted? So far, we know of two other “artworks” that Trump has: that Photoshopped picture of his inauguration crowd (dude, let it go), and the electoral college map. It is no wonder Trump wanted to...
  • MSNBC's Johnson: Trump Doesn't Care about Khashoggi Because He Was 'Brown'

    10/18/2018 3:12:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused President Trump of racism Wednesday night in his analysis of Trump's reaction to the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of agents of the Saudi government. For good measure, Johnson has suggested that Trump is an admirer of murderers. Appearing on Ari Melber's MSNBC show The Beat, Johnson imagined President Trump stating that, concerning Khashoggi: "I don't care, it was a brown journalist."
  • Chuck Todd Calls Beto O’Rourke the ‘Bobby Kennedy of Millennials’

    10/17/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.” . . CBS in early October hyped O’Rourke as a “rising star.” Sadly for journalists, the “rising star” is now losing by an average of seven points. Over on MSNBC, Wednesday, Eddie Glaude Jr predicted an O’Rourke victory, adding, “If not, then I'll just reach for my Jamieson bottle.”
  • Bill Kristol mocks Melania Trump’s claims of being bullied: ‘Cry me a river’

    10/17/2018 8:52:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Conservative commentator and outspoken “Never Trump” critic Bill Kristol mocked first lady Melania Trump for claiming she is one of the most bullied people in the world. “Cry me a river,” Kristol tweeted Thursday morning in response to Melania Trump's claim. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Melania Trump made the comment in an interview with ABC News during her first solo trip in Africa. "I could say that I'm the most bullied person in the world," she said. “One of them -- if you really see what people are saying about me." She continued by saying her experience with bullying is in part what...
  • NFL: 'Lot of work to do' despite drop in preseason concussions

    10/17/2018 6:51:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | Dan Graziano
    NEW YORK -- The NFL is attacking the concussion issue on a team-by-team basis. At the owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said the league identified seven teams in 2017 that had a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others and "did a targeted intervention with those clubs." Sills said that process involved wide-ranging discussions with the football operations staffs of the teams that included the design of practice drills and which helmets players were wearing.
  • Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

    10/17/2018 6:47:20 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    HOUSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump. Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too.
  • NLCS tied: Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

    10/17/2018 6:43:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    LOS ANGELES -- By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate.
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • Behar, Hostin Try to Shame Ben Sasse Over Kavanaugh Vote: 'Did You Not Believe Her?'

    10/15/2018 4:00:25 PM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 15, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Sasse went on to first praise the “#MeToo” movement as “really important,” saying that Ford “needed to be heard,” but he said that the investigation and lack of corroboration from 4 alleged witnesses led him to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Behar tried to argue with Sasse claiming the people named simply “didn’t remember it” and were “probably drunk.”
  • CLAIRE'S CONSPIRACY? New Undercover McCaskill Footage Set to Rock DC, 2018 Midterms

    10/15/2018 2:47:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    hannity.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    A never-before seen undercover video featuring Sen. Claire McCaskill is set to rock the nation’s capital and reveal shocking new details about the desperate Democratic efforts to take back Congress this fall using ANY means necessary. . . Watch ‘Hannity’ live 9PM Monday night to see the stunning new video.
  • s Twitter Bans and “Dehumanisation”: Is the NPC Meme TOO Accurate?

    It started on the boards of 4chan and made its way to Twitter, but what exactly is the NPC meme, and why is it upsetting so many people? Anybody who is familiar with video games will be familiar with the term NPC. It stands for Non-Player Character, and is a term which is used to describe a character in a game who is not controlled by the player, but is instead pre-programmed by a computer via predetermined or responsive behaviour. NPCs are the villagers in Skyrim and World of Warcraft who give you quests and repeat the same three instructed...
  • The Meme the Gaming Community Created to Label SJW’s Is Pretty Brilliant

    10/15/2018 7:11:58 AM PDT · by MNDude · 43 replies
    If you’ve ever picked up a video game that features other characters that are controlled by the computer, then you’ve run into non-player characters or NPC’s. NPC’s serve a host of different functions depending on what the program you’re playing with needs them for. They’re the villagers in Skyrim, Toad from Super Mario Brothers, and the ghosts in Pac-Man. NPC’s may have dialogue, patterns, and personality, but at the end of the day, they’re just a program with pre-set behavioral patterns decided for them by a developer. Now let’s pretend we’re taking this article from the top… If you’ve ever...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis Promised 'A Stiletto in My Own Eye' if Hillary Clinton Lost; So...Now What?

    10/14/2018 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    People Magazine ^ | October 12, 2018 | Sam Gillette
    Halloween‘s carving-knife-wielding Jamie Lee Curtis remembers full well that she pledged to put a stiletto through her eye (like one of her other scream screen heroines) if Hillary Clinton wasn’t president come 2017. Now, in 2018, she says she’s doing something less dramatic, perhaps, but more impactful. “After watching Secretary Clinton do what she’s always done — get back on her feet, refuse to be silenced in the fight for what’s right — I realized it’s about the action, not the result. It’s the doing that was important in 2016,” Curtis, who campaigned for the former secretary of State, writes...
  • How the liberal wish list could bite Democrats

    10/14/2018 8:49:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 10/14/2018 06:52 AM EDT | TIMOTHY NOAH
    Bold progressive promises may help the party retake the House in the midterms. But then they’ll face pressure to to deliver. A Trump-inspired resurgence on the left has even many centrist Democrats embracing an outspokenly liberal wish list as their party hopes to capture one or both chambers of Congress in November. Just don’t count on any of it happening soon. Even symbolic votes on the growing roster of progressive expectations could create political headaches for Democrats seeking the White House in 2020. That means "Medicare for all," debt-free college and a $15 minimum wage will remain more the subject...
  • The word with Liberals is PROJECTION -- a personal story.

    10/14/2018 8:45:57 AM PDT · by BEJ · 137 replies
    Everything liberals accuse the right of doing has been done by them: collusion with Russians, mob behavior, lack of civility, being dictatorial, lying, etc. The list is endless. This is can also happen on a personal level with liberal friends. Here is my story. I went to my liberal friend for a couple of drinks and to chat on a Friday night. Another liberal friend of his dropped in. Conversation naturally turned to Trump. Over the course of discussing Trump voices were getting louder and I was finding it hard to speak with two voices shouting me down. Then my...
  • Mitt Romney: I never led the Never Trump movement

    10/14/2018 5:22:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 13, 2018 | Allahpundit
    He’s asked in the clip below about having led the Never Trump movement, which he denies. And I suppose that’s fair enough: There was no formal Never Trump “leader.” But Romney, as the reigning GOP nominee and the person who delivered the most scathing anti-Trump speech by a Republican during the 2016 cycle, was the closest thing to one. In fact, I take his denial to be aimed not so much at the claim that he led Never Trumpers as at the idea that he even was a Never Trumper.