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  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. “My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea. …
  • Trump: The Un-American President (Mega Barf Alert)

    03/19/2018 8:37:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | March 19, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    “I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’ ” That, as reported by The Washington Post, was Donald Trump boasting during a private fund-raising dinner about lying to Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, our northern neighbor and closest ally. When caught in the lie, Trump did what Trump does: Repeats the lie, louder, stronger, and more stridently. After the lie was reported, Trump tweeted: “We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of...
  • Pelosi Statement on Firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    03/13/2018 9:07:18 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 86 replies
    Nancy Pelosi Website ^ | March 13, 2018 | Nancy Pelosi
    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and announced CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement: “Secretary Tillerson’s firing sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal. President Trump’s actions show that every official in his Administration is at the mercy of his personal whims and his worship of Putin. “It is no wonder that the President has trouble attracting high-caliber people to his Administration when he undercuts and humiliates those he supposedly respects....
  • UN chief calls himself ‘proud feminist,’ urges men to follow

    03/12/2018 7:56:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2018 9:50 PM EDT
    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is calling himself “a proud feminist” and says all men should support women’s rights and gender equality. […] He said changing “the unequal power dynamics” that underpin discrimination and violence against women is “the greatest human rights challenge of our time.” He called that a goal “in everyone’s interests.” …
  • CNN Claims Russian Anti-Hillary Video Game Influenced Election, Prompting Mockery

    03/12/2018 3:35:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    CNN has claimed that a Russian anti-Hillary Clinton video game titled Hilltendo, played only 19,000 times, influenced the 2016 presidential election, prompting mockery of the news outlet online. Dedicating over 1,600 words to the cartoon flash game Hilltendo, which lets you play as Clinton riding a bomb while she destroys emails, CNN claimed the game was part of a Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election, prompting mockery from Russian news outlets and Twitter users alike.
  • Biggest Mistake EVER, President Trump. EVER.

    03/11/2018 3:55:19 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 219 replies
    Original content | 3/11/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    NOBODY, and I mean NOBODY could ever call me a Never Trumper. In fact, I was perhaps one of the very first Trump supporters on this forum. However, by using his Executive Order to ban bump-stocks as machine guns -- despite the fact that they STILL PULL ONE TRIGGER FOR ONE ROUND BEING FIRED -- he has just done something in an extra-judicial manner. Despite the clear language of the law that defines automatic weapons -- that one trigger pull discharges multiple rounds continuously -- his EO causes the language to be ignored. Now, I get that Trump bashed the...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Likens Captain America to Obama

    03/11/2018 10:27:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 10, 2018 | Natalie Jarvey
    Ta-Nehisi Coates was interested in taking on Marvel's Captain America in a new comic book series because of the character's idealism. "He's like Barack Obama," Coates told a packed house during a Saturday afternoon keynote at the SXSW festival in Austin. "I want to clarify that. I don't mean that as praise or criticism. He's somebody who believes in the ideal of America, really, really believes in it." The author announced the new comic endeavor on Feb. 28 via a column in The Atlantic, where he is a national correspondent. In the essay, he wrote that "what is exciting here...
  • Trade War Prospect Shakes Part of Trump Base: Midwest Farmers

    03/10/2018 12:27:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 10, 2018 | MONICA DAVEY and PATRICIA COHEN
    MAPLE PARK, Ill. — Snow and sleet were falling on Eldon Gould’s 500 acres this week, but he was already looking ahead to planting season; depending on ground conditions and the temperature, that could be just several weeks away. But now the prospect of steel and aluminum tariffs was adding to the list of worries and uncertainties that come with every corn and soybean season. “It’s the retaliation risk,” Mr. Gould said from his kitchen table in Maple Park, in a region of northern Illinois where farmland runs on for miles. “The world’s already awash in grain,” Mr. Gould said,...
  • Trump Returns to His Democratic Roots

    03/09/2018 12:55:44 PM PST · by TBP · 104 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2018 | Michael Tanner
    It has largely slipped under the radar screens of partisan hatred in Washington, but has anyone noticed that in the last couple of months Donald Trump has become . . . a Democrat? Of course, for most of his life, Trump was a Democrat, a faithful fundraiser for Chuck Schumer and Hilary Clinton, and comfortably liberal in most of his positions. But once he decided to run for president as a Republican, he underwent a total transformation, becoming an arch-conservative. And during his first year in office, he governed like a conservative Republican, slashing taxes and regulations, appointing conservative judges,...
  • Forget the “War on Christmas” — now “God Bless You” could be off limits too [college dhimmitude]

    03/09/2018 7:25:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 06, 2018 03:39 PM | Freya Drohan
    Massachusetts college librarians state that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” or saying “God bless you” if they sneeze is an act of “Islamomisic microaggression”. Librarians at Simmons College in Boston have banded together to write what they have titled The Anti-Oppression Library Guide. While controversial, the guide is intended as a resource to promote equality and limit religious oppression. While the guide is not an official policy of Simmons College, some of its beliefs have already made their way to reports in mainstream media outlets like Fox News. Librarians at the college argue that “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or...
  • Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

    03/09/2018 7:03:52 AM PST · by G Larry · 69 replies
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  • Suddenly, the G.O.P. Remembers All Its Doubts on Trump

    03/07/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Over the past week, congressional Republicans have gotten a glimpse of the President Trump they hoped to never see. On gun safety and, more significantly to many of them, trade, the president has loudly broken with longstanding party orthodoxy and reminded Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they are going to get with the onetime New York Democrat. Despite such worries, Mr. Trump’s first-year actions on policy and personnel — particularly judicial nominees — provided substantial reassurance to congressional Republicans. They concluded that Mr. Trump was really one of...
  • GOP Panic Spreads to Pennsylvania

    03/06/2018 4:42:30 PM PST · by lasereye · 156 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2018 | Josh Kraushaar
    Republicans are learning an uncomfortable reality about the political environment for 2018: Tax cuts, conservative culture-war staples, and even Nancy Pelosi herself probably won’t be enough to overcome the deep hole that President Trump has put them in. With the White House awash in scandal and struggling to articulate its agenda, the political mood has turned so grim that Republicans are in danger of losing an upcoming special election in the heart of Trump country. That’s the lesson to draw from the surprisingly competitive campaign Democrat Conor Lamb is running in a Pittsburgh-area district Trump easily carried by 20 points,...
  • FR Feature - Hover over posters ID

    03/06/2018 5:43:10 AM PST · by super7man · 47 replies
    self | 3/6/2018 | Super7man
    I just noticed that if you hover over a posters ID, it shows you how long they've been here. Cool! Is this new?
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • Should Germany get rid of the word 'fatherland' from its national anthem?

    03/05/2018 3:34:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 11:57 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    On Sunday, the German government’s equality commissioner made headlines by suggesting that it was time to make the national anthem less macho. So will erasing the word “fatherland” do the trick? Kristin Rose-Möhring, equality commissioner in the Federal Family Ministry, believes it is high time that Germany changes the wording of its national anthem to make it more gender equal, newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported. The word Vaterland (fatherland) should be replaced by Heimatland (home land) and the word brüderlich (brotherly) should be replaced by couragiert (courageous), she suggested in an internal government letter seen by the tabloid. “Why don’t...
  • 90th Academy Awards Live (Vanity)

    03/04/2018 6:00:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 139 replies
    3/4/18 | Self
    Sam Rockwell won the Supporting Actor Award. I want to see how well Dunkirk and Darkest Hours do tonight... I also want to see how I, Tonya does tonight...I did watch those 3 movies.
  • Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize possibly a fake

    03/04/2018 5:53:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 1 March 2018 08:29 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The Norwegian Nobel Institute said Wednesday it had filed a police report after receiving a seemingly fraudulent nomination for the US president. “We have good reason to believe that a nomination we received concerning Trump has been falsified,” Nobel Institute director Olav Njølstad told AFP. He refused to provide further details, saying police were now looking into the matter. Each year, nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize must be submitted by January 31st. Among those entitled to propose names are members of parliament and government, former laureates and some university professors. While the list of candidates is kept secret for...
  • Who's going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Milania? Trump pokes fun at [trunc]

    03/03/2018 9:47:19 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 03 March 2018 | Keith Griffin
    ...White House exits, Bannon and Sessions at Gridiron press dinner and jokes they were late because Jared couldn't get through security Trump attended the annual dinner on Saturday for a night of bipartisan ribbing Though he skipped last year, Trump arrived with large entourage this time Journalists and lawmakers took part in musical numbers teasing both parties The event is closed to cameras but some of the remarks have emerged Trump delivered self-deprecating remarks to the audience of about 660 President Donald Trump has taken the opportunity to poke fun at himself and trade barbs with the press at an...
  • Trump says maybe US will have a president for life someday

    03/03/2018 7:56:46 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3-3-18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks it's great that China's president now holds that office for life and muses that maybe the U.S. will do the same someday. Trump's remarks were met with laughter and applause during a luncheon for Republican donors Saturday at his South Florida estate. CNN said it obtained a recording of the remarks. Chinese President Xi Jinping recently consolidated power. Trump told the gathering: "He's now president for life. President for life. And he's great." Trump added, "I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot someday." Trump criticized his Democratic presidential...