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  • Video: Nancy Pelosi chased out of Cuban American restaurant "Communist get out!"

  • Memes may contribute to teenage obesity, lawmakers told

    10/19/2018 3:08:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | Rob Picheta
    It's been a bad few weeks for memes. In mid-September the European Parliament passed a new copyright law that some have dubbed a "meme ban." Then Sweden's advertising watchdog ruled that the popular "distracted boyfriend" meme is sexist. Now, academics have told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the UK obesity crisis and doing harm to teenagers on a significant scale. Memes carry dangerous health-related messages and make light of unhealthy eating habits, researchers from Loughborough University wrote in a letter sent to a British parliamentary committee. "A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet...
  • Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.

    10/12/2018 1:06:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Victoria Bissell Brown
    I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that...
  • UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

    10/11/2018 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 10/10/2018 | By David Wallace-Wells
    You now have permission to freak out ~snip~ The New York Times declared that the report showed a “strong risk” of climate crisis in the coming decades; in Grist, Eric Holthaus wrote that “civilization is at stake.” If you are alarmed by those sentences, you should be — they are horrifying. But it is, actually, worse than that — considerably worse. That is because the new report’s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much...
  • Billy Bush reflects on release of Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape two years later

    10/08/2018 5:23:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Billy Bush is reflecting on the backlash two years after surfacing of the controversial “Access Hollywood” tape, in which then-reality star Donald Trump brags about groping and kissing women without their consent. Bush took to Instagram on Sunday to look back on the two years since the video surfaced just one month before the 2016 presidential election. "Two years ago today, my life went from order to chaos in a dramatic instant," Bush wrote. "I accounted for my small part, while the President and my employer walked away and still haven’t accounted for their actions. These past couple years have...
  • The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

    10/07/2018 10:01:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 7, 2018 | Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis
    The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States — the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide — rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5...
  • No need to post satire. Leftist reality (moonbattery) is crazy enough straight out of the box.

    10/06/2018 12:26:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    nothing follows
  • CBS hires firm to advise on $20m for #MeToo groups

    10/05/2018 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 05, 2018 2:44 PM EDT
    CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. CBS expects to announce the recipients of the funds by Dec. 14. …
  • ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: Ivanka Trump Will Run For President In 2020

    10/05/2018 6:08:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 5, 2018 | Date Hayes
    Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski envision possibly four more years of Trump in 2020 — just not Donald Trump. “Ivanka Trump Is going to run for president,” Brzezinski declared during an on-stage conversation with editor David Remnick on opening night of the New Yorker Festival. Remnick did a double-take, asking them to explain the theory. “He’s got this obsession with positioning her,” Brzezinski said. “You can pull up her Instagram and she’s got these carefully composed sizzle reels, ,,, She’s going to all of the companies–” Scarborough interjected, “Giving speeches in front of the presidential seal.” He...
  • Hello I have just joined

    10/04/2018 2:45:50 PM PDT · by Isabella900 · 299 replies
    Hello I'm Isabella, I just joined today, I'm Right-Wing Conservative and support President Trump, I'm VERY Anti-Globalist, I hate Leftists, I have lurked for a while reading but today thought I might as well join and stop lurking.
  • Retired Justice Stevens: Kavanaugh should not be confirmed

    10/04/2018 2:07:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that he does not believe President Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the high court. Stevens told a small crowd in Boca Raton, Fla., he once believed Kavanaugh to be qualified, but his performance in Senate Judiciary hearings changed his mind, according to The Palm Beach Post. “I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability,” Stevens said, noting Kavanaugh's fiery denial of sexual misconduct accusations in a Senate Judiciary Hearing last week. “The Senators should pay attention to this,” Stevens...
  • Brett Kavanaugh denies ANOTHER sex assault claim – this time by a 'Jane Doe'

    10/01/2018 2:45:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    ORIGINAL TITLE: Brett Kavanaugh denies ANOTHER sex assault claim – this time by a 'Jane Doe' who accuses Supreme Court nominee of 'raping me several times' and hitting her after offering a ride home from a party and saying: 'No one will believe you' * Sixth sexual misconduct allegation leveled against Brett Kavanaugh * Latest claim is more violent than the others but sent to a senator anonymously * Kavanaugh flatly denied it during a conference call last Wednesday with Senate Judiciary Committee staff California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris had the accusation beforehand but didn't question Kavanaugh about it during...
  • Trump suggested Spain build Sahara wall to stem migrants [Spain’s FM claimed, last week]

    09/30/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 20 September 2018 16:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain’s foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the arrival of migrants, as he plans to do on the Mexican border. “Closing ports is not a solution, and neither is building a wall along the Sahara like President Trump suggested to me recently,” Josep Borrell told a lunchtime gathering this week, according to a video released by Spanish media. “Just build a wall that borders the Sahara,” he quoted Trump as telling him. “But do you know how big the Sahara is?” the minister responded. He did not give...
  • Obama uses Denmark speech to warn against 'racial', 'nationalistic' politics

    09/30/2018 6:20:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 29 September 2018 01:42 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former US president Barack Obama on Friday warned against rising nationalism as he painted a grim picture of American and global politics on a visit to Denmark. “I’m concerned enough about the international and American trends that I thought it was important to offer my views,” he told entrepreneurs and students in the Danish central city of Kolding. “When you start seeing our politics driven completely free of facts, when you start seeing a debate that is driven solely on racial or nationalistic impulses, when you start seeing a rejection of science and expertise and logic in politics... we are...
  • Yale classmate says Kavanaugh misled Congress on his drinking habits

    09/30/2018 4:07:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 230 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    A man who attended Yale University with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh went on the record on Sunday accusing Kavanaugh of "mischaracterizing" his alcohol consumption during last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Chad Ludington in an interview with The New York Times said he saw Kavanaugh "staggering from alcohol consumption" multiple times, describing him as a "belligerent and aggressive" drunk. "It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation’s most powerful judges,” Ludington said...
  • vanity - Flake caves!

    09/28/2018 10:52:22 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 216 replies
    Flake delays the floor vote for FBI investigation!
  • GOP doesn’t have Kavanaugh confirmation votes

    09/28/2018 10:30:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    AP ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    1:10 p.m. Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota says “there are a lot of lawyers in America who can sit on the court” and Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only person who can do the job. Heitkamp said Friday she hasn’t decided whether to support Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. But her remarks to the AP suggest she may vote no. Heitkamp is facing a tough re-election this year in a Republican-leaning state. Her decision on Kavanaugh is being closely watched.
  • Parkland father to Kavanaugh: 'Your life and family are not ruined' by sexual assault allegations

    09/28/2018 8:29:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, slammed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying his life and family haven't been ruined by allegations of sexual assault. Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and said his life, reputation and his family were forever changed since Christine Blasey Ford accused him of trying to rape her at a party in 1982. Guttenberg took to Twitter on Thursday after the hearing, denouncing the judge for portraying himself as a “victim.” “Justice Kavanaugh your life and family are not ruined,” Guttenberg wrote. “Try having a...
  • Manchin after Collins, Murkowski, Flake meeting: "There are no decisions on anything"

    09/27/2018 8:31:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/27/2018
    Leaving the meeting with Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake, Joe Manchin said, “There have been no decisions. We meet all the time ... I think you all know we trust each other. We are friends. Which is so hard to find around here.” “We are still talking. There are no decisions on anything. There are some concerns that people have and we’re going to try to close the loop,” he said. About the hearing, he said, “both were credible.”
  • At the Most Important Confirmation Hearing in 25 Years, Republicans Blew It

    09/27/2018 12:23:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | September 27, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Christine Blasey Ford was compelling and sympathetic. Clearly, she sincerely believes her account. But that doesn’t mean it’s correct. She very well could be mistaken about a long-ago memory, which is why Republicans needed to draw out the gaps in her story, walk through how others contradict her, and highlight the complete lack of corroborating evidence. The designated questioner, Rachel Mitchell, failed to do this effectively at all.