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  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Thinks Trump Sounds Like Jar Jar Binks

    02/16/2019 8:08:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | February 16, 2019 | David Moye
    President Donald Trump is known for boasting about having “the best words,” but Kellyanne Conway’s husband, attorney George Conway, is having none of it. On Friday, George Conway, who has been critical of the Trump administration even though his wife is a senior White House adviser, upped the ante by ripping the president’s oratorical skills. Conway’s post on Twitter linked to a Washington Post column by Henry Olsen that lambasted what he called Trump’s ”rambling and disjointed explanation” for why he is declaring a national emergency to fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. For Conway, the key quote...
  • Secret Files Show How Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin

    02/05/2019 11:04:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 5, 2019 | Azeen Ghorayshi, others
    Ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe’s tallest tower in Moscow — and how it played out alongside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. SNIP BuzzFeed News is today publishing a cache of internal Trump Organization documents that lay bare the secret negotiations that continued long after Cohen claimed the deal had been abandoned. The documents, many of which have been exclusively obtained by BuzzFeed News, reveal that — despite Trump’s claim that the development was never more than a passing notion — the effort to get the tower built was long-running, detail-oriented...
  • VANITY ---- Lets talk bug out bags ----

    02/02/2019 1:55:21 PM PST · by afterhoursarmory · 162 replies
    FR: VANITY ^ | 2/2/2019 | Me
    What is in your bug out bag? Curious what others carry. I am in the north east so my needs / choices will probably be different than a southerner depending on season. My primary bag is what I take to work. It is intended to get me home if I have to go on hoof. Couple MRE's, stainless utensils, change of socks (x2), pair of worn in running shoes (outside bag; loose in car), three 1quart canteens hanging off the bag, 3 quart internal to the bag with "straw"; water purifiers, upgraded medical (field sutures, bandages, pressure bandages, etc); stop...
  • European colonizers' mass killing of Native Americans caused change in climate: study

    02/01/2019 7:42:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2019 | Aris Folley
    European colonizers who arrived in the Americas caused death and disease to the point that it sparked what some have called the first major human-induced change in the Earth’s climate, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University College London (UCL), found that the arrival of European settlers killed nearly 56 million indigenous people over the course of roughly 100 years, causing large areas of farmland to go abandoned and reforested. The study said the new swath of vegetated land, which CNN reported was roughly the size of France at the time, caused a massive...
  • Have a question

    01/30/2019 8:00:48 AM PST · by navysealdad · 41 replies
    Have a question on a website. If any expert could help.
  • Exclusive: Clemson’s Black Players Refused to Accept Donald Trump’s Invitation to the McCookout

    01/29/2019 6:16:10 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    The Root ^ | 29th January 2019 | Michael Harriot
    When Filet-O-Fish aficionado Donald Trump invited the Clemson Tigers to enjoy the White House’s first Presidential Value Meal, most of Clemson’s national championship football team members jumped at the opportunity to meet the original cheeseburger-swallowing clown. But The Root has learned that Clemson’s black players, some specifically citing racism and their disdain for Trump’s divisive politics, passed on the opportunity to hang out with the real-life Mayor McCheese. The Root spoke with three black Clemson players who each separately confirmed that many players, both black and white, had no interest in making the trip. All three acknowledged that Donald Trump...
  • Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

    01/27/2019 6:01:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | 1/10/14 | Jason Torchinsky
    Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. ….... two of the most common forms of ass ejecta, flatus and feces. From these two human exhaust products, there's two primary elements that can be harvested to use to run a car: methane and hydrogen. 100ml isn't a hell of a lot— in fact, it's about 0.026...
  • Muted political tone at largest Koch donor network meeting

    01/27/2019 8:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2019 | Sally Ho
    A record-breaking number of wealthy donors have gathered at conservative billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s private weekend retreat, where leaders of the powerful political network have taken a decidedly different, more politically muted tone than in years past. […] On Saturday night, Charles Koch told the donors that attitudes against perceived adversaries and people with different beliefs were tearing the country apart but that his network was working to “unite with anybody to do right.” “This network has taken its effectiveness to a whole new level,” Koch said. […] Prominent Koch donor Doug Deason of Texas said the reported infighting between...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Primary challenge for Trump?

    01/26/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by rintintin · 59 replies
    Union-Leader ^ | Jan 24 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    IT’S GETTING TO the point where it’ll be easier to list the Democrats who are not running for President in 2020. But the roster on the Republican side remains a minority of one. That may change. As Jonathan Last of The Bulwark notes, primary challenges of sitting Presidents are more normal than many think. Of the nine sitting Presidents who’ve sought reelection since 1964, five faced opponents from their own party. More significantly, there’s ample demand for a primary challenge. A new NPR-PBS-Marist poll found that Republicans are essentially divided evenly on the question. Asked if they’d like to see...
  • Bloomberg says Trump, at this point, ‘cannot be helped’

    01/25/2019 7:29:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2019 | Steve Peoples
    Potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Friday that Donald Trump’s presidency “cannot be helped” and was “dangerous” for the country. The former New York City mayor also described the partial government shutdown, now at a record 35th day, as “a complete failure of presidential leadership.” The billionaire businessman said that for fellow New Yorker Trump, “the art of the deal is simply cheating people and not caring about how badly they get hurt and now he’s doing it to the American people.” …
  • Snopes Introduces New 'Factually Inaccurate But Morally Right' Fact Check Result

    01/25/2019 6:18:51 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 11 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1/23/2019 | The Babylon Bee
    Popular fact-checking site Snopes.com confirmed Wednesday they are debuting a new "Factually inaccurate but morally right" fact check result for claims they don't want to debunk because they coincide with Snopes editors' worldview.
  • Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives

    01/20/2019 9:15:10 AM PST · by 4Runner · 227 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    In a series of tweets, Trump chastised Democrats for dismissing his plan, and attempted to assuage immigration hard-liners who likened the administration's latest proposal to amnesty for immigrants already in the country illegally. "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer," Trump tweeted. "It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!"
  • Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base

    01/19/2019 3:57:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Former White House political strategist Karl Rove warned Senate Republicans in a meeting this week not to become overly reliant on their conservative base as they head into what could be a tough 2020 presidential election. Rove, who served as former President George W. Bush’s top political strategist, was brought in by Senate GOP leaders to speak to the 22 Republican incumbents up for reelection at an all-day planning session Thursday hosted at Nationals Park in southeast Washington, D.C. GOP lawmakers are getting nervous about next year’s election as polls show President Trump’s approval rating dropping during the 28-day government...
  • George Will: The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen

    01/19/2019 7:38:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 180 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 18, 2019 | George Will
    Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse. If the country’s condition is calibrated simply by economic data — if, that is, the United States is nothing but an economy — then the state of the union is good. Except that after two years of unified government under the party that formerly claimed to care about fiscal facts and rectitude, the nation faces a $1 trillion deficit during brisk growth and...
  • Holder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’

    01/18/2019 6:34:25 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder called for impeachment proceedings to begin if a report from Buzzfeed News saying President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign are true. “If true - and proof must be examined - Congress must begin impeachment proceedings,” Holder tweeted Friday. “[William] Barr must refer, at a minimum, the relevant portions of material discovered by Mueller. This is a potential inflection point,” he added, referring to Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Holder, who is reportedly considering a 2020 presidential run, has...
  • President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

    01/17/2019 8:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 01/17/19 | Jason Leopold
    President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen. And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.,...
  • John Kasich signs with CNN as senior political commentator

    01/15/2019 9:55:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brian Stelter
    John Kasich's time as Ohio governor just came to an end. And his time as a CNN commentator just began. On Tuesday morning CNN announced that Kasich is the newest addition to the network's stable of commentators. He will appear as a guest across an array of CNN programs. Kasich's first appearance will be on "Cuomo Prime Time" on Tuesday night. His hiring was first reported by Axios on Tuesday morning.
  • Vanity - I Was Hoping For More From Trump's Speech

    01/08/2019 7:55:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 174 replies
    Vanity | January 8, 2018 | Pinkbell
    I hoped for a long time for him to do this address, but I thought, while okay, it could have been better in terms of detail. I was hoping for something longer and infused with stats. I'm afraid what we heard was general comments usually made. I would have had border patrol there if I could have & local sheriffs - have a couple step forward & give their experience at the border & the impact a wall has had in the places where it is and would have. I guess the format I'd have used is: ~Number of illegal...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaska’s largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction. “Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • The Economics of Soaking the Rich [Krugman <3 A.O.C.]

    01/05/2019 7:52:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | The Nobel Prize Winner Himself
    I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman serve is driving many on the right mad — and in their madness they’re inadvertently revealing their true selves. […] The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right? I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics...