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  • Dems' long knives unsheathed on Ocasio-Cortez on Meet the Press (When you lost even Chuck Todd...)

    02/18/2019 4:03:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    When a prominent Democrat has lost Chuck Todd, the handwriting is on the wall. Three days ago, I predicted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sealing her fate when she took (and probably deserved) credit for killing the deal that would have brought 25,000 high-paying Amazon jobs to New York City.  It's not that the young woman with boundless self-confidence in her views has no clue about how tax incentives work (though that is obviously true, since she crowed that the $3 billion in tax abatements could be spent on subways, schools, and the like).  Ignorance and simple-mindedness are no obstacles to a Democrat winning...
  • WP Rep‘Heartbroken’Smollett May Have Staged Attack, Says She ‘Needs it to Be True’

    02/18/2019 8:45:03 AM PST · by MNDude · 68 replies
    In an extremely dark op-ed for the Washington Post, the executive assistant for the editorial board lamented about how heartbroken she will be if Jussie Smollett wasn’t actually targeted in a hate crime. Instead of feeling relief that maybe there isn’t as much hate out there as she thought, Nana Efua Mumford wrote about her heartbreak that maybe he wasn’t actually attacked by some evil Trump supporters in an article titled, “I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right.”
  • I'm asking WashPost to confirm of debunk PJ Media’s “evidence” that Ilhan Omar married her brother

    02/18/2019 6:57:23 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 18, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I’m publicly asking the Washington Post to please either confirm of debunk PJ Media’s “evidence” that Ilhan Omar married her brother in order to commit immigration fraud PJ Media is a right wing website. It’s not considered to be part of the mainstream media, and you certainly can’t cite it as a source when adding content to wikipedia.That being said, I am a long term reader of PJ Media, and I tend to view most of what it publishes as being credible. I certainly don’t have anything against the website.PJ Media has published what it claims are photographs, school records, and...
  • Bill de Blasio corrects Ocasio-Cortez's claim about spending Amazon tax break money

    02/18/2019 5:26:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | Frank Miles
    On Sunday morning, de Blasio responded in the affirmative when Chuck Todd of NBC News’ “Meet the Press” asked if the tax breaks offered to Amazon weren’t “money you had over here. And it was going over there.” The Democratic mayor said: “And that $3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.” ... “If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can...
  • 12 Establishment Media Journalists Who Fueled the Jussie Smollett Flames

    02/17/2019 7:17:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Establishment media journalists and pundits uncritically accepted and promoted Jussie Smollett’s elaborate “hate crime” story, just one week after the mainstream media fostered the false narrative surrounding the Covington Catholic students, resulting in a laundry list of impending defamation lawsuits. Here’s 12 establishment media commentators and journalists who fueled the Jussie Smollett flames with impassioned and uncritical reactions to the Empire actor’s imaginative account of his supposed run-in with Trump supporters in “MAGA country” Chicago. 1. Eugene Scott – Washington Post‘s The Fix reporter 2. Don Lemon – CNN journalist 3. Yamiche Alcindor – PBS NewsHour White House correspondent 4....
  • I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right.

    02/17/2019 4:47:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 116 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2019 | Nana Efua Mumford
    [snip] I wanted to believe Smollett. I really did. I know that there is a deep, dark racist history in Chicago and, if proved true, this would be just one more point on the list. I wanted to believe him with every fiber of my being, most of all because the consequences if he were lying were almost too awful to contemplate. And yet I struggled with Smollett’s story. I tried telling myself that it is possible that two assailants were walking around downtown Chicago at 2 a.m. in January in 10-degree weather, waiting for a black victim. In addition...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says amazon salaries of 150K are too low, but she only pays her interns $15 an hour

    02/17/2019 2:41:30 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 17, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says amazon’s salaries of $150,000 a year for 25,000 new jobs in New York City constitute “scraps” and are not “dignified.” Meanwhile, she only pays her own interns $15 an hour. In November 2018, CNBC reported:Amazon will pay HQ2 employees an average of $150,000On February 16, explaining why she opposed amazon creating 25,000 new jobs in New York City, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said:“We need to create dignified jobs in New York City”and“We do not have to settle for scraps in the greatest city in the world”I wonder how high those amazon salaries would have to be in order for Ocasio-Cortez...
  • At least 38 killed in deadliest attack on security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir in 3 decades

    02/16/2019 6:56:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday 02/14/2019 | Joanna Slater, Niha Masih and Ishfaq
    At least 38 paramilitary police officers were killed by a massive car bomb in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the worst attack on security personnel since the start of the insurgency in the disputed region three decades ago. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., police officials said, as a security convoy of 70 vehicles traveled down a major highway toward the city of Srinagar. An explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber rammed into a bus carrying dozens of paramilitary personnel, said Sanjay Sharma, a spokesman for India’s Central Reserve Police Force. The killings will inflame tensions between nuclear-armed rivals...
  • Donny Deutsch Issues Warning To Democrats: Sandy Is Handing 2020 Election To Trump…

    02/16/2019 2:14:41 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 34 replies
    Some rare honesty from the Morning Joe crowd... “When you have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who I find extremely dangerous at this point, and I hope she doesn’t tweet ‘Who are you Donny Deutsch I don’t care about you or anything,’ basically she has a Twitter following that’s her power base, to basically come out and say what a great thing it is, we can take that money and give it to teachers. It doesn’t exist. It’s an abatement. $27 billion, we put down three. That’s business. That’s what happens,” argued Deutsch. “And you attach this to the Green Deal and you...
  • Ocasio-Cartez’s Chief of Staff Has Sick Crush on Hitler Toady and Nazi Collaborator

    02/10/2019 5:35:10 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 2/10/19 | Jim Hoft
    People are often judged according to those with whom they associate, and in the case of AOC’s Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, the congresswoman-elect may well find herself destined for trouble. Ask yourself a question: If President Donald Trump hired a person who openly shows support for a Nazi collaborator, how long would that staff member last? And perhaps more importantly, how tarnished would the president’s brand be?… …Saikat Chakrabarti is a highly motivated, smart guy. A Harvard grad, he founded a web tools company, Mockingbird. He is a founder of Justice Democrats, the PAC set up with The Young...
  • Bezos learns Democrats hate him

    02/16/2019 4:47:38 PM PST · by upchuck · 36 replies
    Don Surber's blog ^ | Feb 16, 2019 | Don Surber
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. By definition, she is crazy. Take her very seriously. Jeff Bezos did not. He had, after all, bought off the equally crazy mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, to get the city to pay for a second Amazon "headquarters" there. Now the deal has fallen through. Fingers are pointed by the political and media class, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is spiking the ball. She should. She killed it. New York City is a socialist mess with an underbrush of rules and taxes so thick that no one can navigate it without...
  • Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected

    02/16/2019 4:34:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | Bolshevik Bill de Blasio
    Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected It could have answered the concerns of citizens. Instead it bolted. By Bill de Blasio Mr. de Blasio is mayor of New York City. Feb. 16, 2019 The first word I had that Amazon was about to scrap an agreement to bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City came an hour before it broke in the news on Thursday. The call was brief and there was little explanation for the company’s reversal. Just days before, I had counseled a senior Amazon executive about how they could win over some of their critics....
  • Scott Adams: 'How Long Before We See Trump Derangement Syndrome Used as a Legal Defense?'

    02/16/2019 11:32:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 16, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your honor, we acknowledge that our client, Jussie Smollett, faked his supposed hate crime but he just couldn't help it because he suffered from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. We respectively request that the civil suit against Nathan Phillips for lying about the Covington Catholic High School students be dropped due to the fact that he was acting under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Dilbert creator Scott Adams brought up an interesting thesis in a Tweet on Friday about whether Trump Derangement Syndrome could be used as a legal defense in the future for people who acted criminally or immorally.
  • Federal workers could see 1.9 percent pay increase in bill to avoid shutdown

    02/14/2019 4:03:01 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 45 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | February 13, 2019 7:14 pm | Mitchell Miller | @mmillerwtop
    Internal Revenue Service employee Mary Maldonado, of Dracut, Mass., center, displays a placard during a rally by federal employees and supporters, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in front of the Statehouse, in Boston, held to call for an end of the partial shutdown of the federal government. WASHINGTON — Federal workers would receive a 1.9 percent pay increase under language included in legislation aimed at averting a government shutdown, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. The pay hike would be less than the 2.6 percent increase the military received in legislation that Congress passed last year. President Donald Trump...
  • Trump’s State of the Union address didn’t mention fixing Social Security. That’s a problem.

    02/15/2019 6:11:31 PM PST · by rintintin · 29 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Feb 11 2019 | Michelle Singletary
    President Trump delivered one of the longest State of the Union speeches, clocking in at 82 minutes. Trump covered a great number of issues, including the high cost of prescription drugs, the opioid crisis, estate taxes and a new government-wide initiative that will focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. Although Trump didn’t talk about the $5.7 billion in funds he’s been demanding for a border wall, he spent a fair amount of time talking about illegal immigration. “My administration has sent to Congress a common-sense proposal to end the crisis on the southern border," Trump said....
  • Amazon had NYC in the bag. Then left-wing activists got fired up.[ WaPo & owner: NYC too liberal]

    02/15/2019 1:46:56 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 73 replies
    The deal drew opposition even before it was officially announced. The news that Amazon picked Queens as one of its coveted second headquarters in exchange for nearly $3 billion in tax subsidies broke the day before the 2018 midterm elections, and negative reactions from a newly energized left wing grew quickly in New York City. The company, valued at $800 billion as of early February, hosted a beauty pageant of a search for what was believed to be a single headquarters, only to split its workforce and settle on two already-thriving East Coast cities. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,...
  • Bezos' girlfriend shared his texts, photos with friends before Enquirer leak

    02/12/2019 6:39:50 PM PST · by RightGeek · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2019 | Howard Kurtz
    Jeff Bezos' girlfriend has privately acknowledged that she shared some photos and texts from the Amazon founder with several female friends, adding to the mystery of who leaked salacious material to the National Enquirer, according to a source close to the couple. In addition, the girlfriend, television personality Lauren Sanchez, also had the contents of her computer downloaded onto her assistant's computer for safekeeping, according to the source. What's more, investigators for Bezos are aware that Sanchez shared the photos and texts because, with her cooperation, they were able to trace the material in the cloud, where most computer and...
  • How Trump can get the rest of his wall money — without a shutdown or emergency

    02/12/2019 6:12:27 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    longest government shutdown in history over nothing. Democrats have agreed to fund $1.375 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier along the border, which is only a little different than what Trump would have gotten under a continuing resolution that funded the government at current levels — and far less than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded to build 230 miles of barriers that experts and the Department of Homeland Security said they need to secure the border. But Trump can still get the rest of the money — without a government shutdown or declaring a national emergency... To win, Trump...
  • WaPo Fact-Checker: Ocasio-Cortez Team’s Lies About The Green New Deal FAQ Earn … Zero Pinocchios!?

    02/11/2019 7:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2019 | AllahPundit
    If you missed it Saturday, read this to see just how far her advisors went in BSing about the infamous line on the GND fact sheet about “economic security” for those who are “unwilling to work.” It takes stones to go on the other party’s favorite cable news network and insist to their faces that that document was a fabrication rather than something that was posted on Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional website.And it takes elephant-sized stones to amplify that lie to your three million Twitter followers, which is what AOC herself did when she retweeted the clip without comment.WaPo can’t muster...
  • NY Times Headline: ‘Ocasio-Cortez Team Flubs A Green New Deal Summary, And Republicans Pounce’

    02/11/2019 7:13:18 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 32 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-11-19 | John Sexton
    Earlier today I wrote about the Washington Post’s summary of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ efforts to walk back an embarrassing FAQ which her office used as part of the rollout for the Green New Deal. As bad as the Post story was in some ways, at least it managed to convey some of the embarrassing twists and turns this story has taken over the past four days. The NY Times published a summary today which omits all the troubling details and manages to work in the standard “Republicans pounce” formula used routinely by the media for any story that embarrasses a Democrat....