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  • FAKE NEWS: TWO CASE STUDIES, History of Rathergate

    10/21/2018 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10.21.18 | Scott Johnson
    I was asked by our local chapter of the Cardozo Society — an affinity group of Jewish lawyers of which I am a member — to speak over lunch as a counterpart to ABA Foundation Fellow and historian Victoria Saker Woeste on the subject of fake news at the society’s October 8 continuing legal education program. Ms. Woeste was the featured speaker. Her theme was that the term “fake news” is anti-Semitic in origin and that President Trump’s use of it, knowingly or not, is wrongful. Her talk expanded on her Washington Post column (accessible via Outline here) making this...
  • Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

    10/21/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 73 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. ... the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The department argued in its memo that key...
  • The Week in Review: A Week of Democrat/Media Narrative Epic Fails

    10/21/2018 5:07:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 6 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Campaign Update Week in Review (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Every week in American politics is different. They all have their ebbs and flows, their dramas, their comedies, their pratfalls and their tragedies. Typically, they all have their own narratives, the overriding major story or stories that our fake news media conspire with the Democrat Party to push into the public domain for political advantage. Sometimes, a single narrative dominates the entire week – as happened a few weeks ago with the whole Kavanaugh drama. Most of them end up being ineffective, although a few end up having legs,...
  • Jim Acosta: Whiny Pissant; CNN's Official Embarrassment to Journalism has Another Meltdown

    10/20/2018 10:05:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WIBC-FM ^ | October 20, 2018 | Brian Baker
    You ever notice how Jim Acosta really sucks at journalism? Scratch that. You ever notice how Jim Acosta really sucks at pretending to be a journalist? Wait; scratch that. You ever notice how Jim Acosta is a whiny little pissant? There's certainly a mountain of evidence to support the thesis, and CNN's most punchable face offered up yet even more proof on Thursday night. First a little background: There's a very funny "Jim Acosta game" that Twitter users have popularized in response to Sir. Whiny Pissant's penchant for tweeting about himself. Players simply add the words "Dear Diary" to the...
  • BBC: Migrant caravan: 'May God soften Trump's heart'

    Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants are stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border hoping to make it to the US. President Trump has warned them that he will shut down the southern US border so they cannot enter. This is the second large-scale caravan of Central American migrants this year. Video by Angélica M Casas and Peter Murtaugh in Guatemala
  • When Migrants are Really Crisis Actors, All Hell Tends to Break Loose

    10/20/2018 5:01:18 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Pretty sure this girl just isn’t right in the head. – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the middle midget Democrat who is going to represent the Bronx in congress after this election, is back the news for saying something incredibly stupid again. Because of course she is. At a campaign event on Friday, Ms. Cortez, advocated we mobilize our entire economy to fight “global warming” (she doesn’t even know that the scammers want her to call it “climate change” these days) because it is an “existential threat” just like the Nazis. I swear I don’t make this stuff up: “So, when we talk...
  • 2017: CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived pol

    10/19/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Brian Flood
    CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly pointed out that the Kentucky senator is a polio survivor, the tweet remains on her feed nearly 24 hours later. “That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz wrote with video of the incident.
  • Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy [but they aren’t]

    10/19/2018 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 6:27 PM EDT | Errin Haines Whack
    More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If it was an effort to take on Trump directly, it didn’t seem to work. The president continued his mocking references to her as “Pocahontas” and she managed to offend Native Americans who felt their heritage was being used as a political prop. […] As Democrats...
  • Georgia governor's race: State once solidly red is now in play

    10/19/2018 11:49:09 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 October 2018 | Emilie Ikeda
    ATLANTA – The duel for the governor’s office in Georgia is a tale of two anti-establishment candidates, riddled with controversy and poised to make history. This once solidly red state is now considered to be in play. Meet the players On the right is Georgia’s top election official, two-term Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who captured President Trump’s attention and endorsement in the primary with his provocative campaign ads. The self-identified “everyman” is running on the premise of putting Georgians first. His opponent, the state’s former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, has already stamped the race historic – running as...
  • Trump's failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity

    10/19/2018 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Jeffrey Sachs
    President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change should be held accountable for climate crimes against humanity. They are the authors and agents of systematic policies that deny basic human rights to their own citizens and people around the world, including the rights to life, health, and property. These politicians have blood on their hands, and the death toll continues to rise. Trump and his minions are the loyal servants of the fossil-fuel industry, which fill Republican party campaign coffers. Trump has also stalled the fight against...
  • Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state’s electorate [MA]

    10/19/2018 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 7:37 AM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Nicole Talbot isn’t quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn’t shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes her feel safe, Talbot said, which wasn’t always the case for the teenager, an accomplished singer with dreams of a Broadway career. For as long as she can remember, she felt she was a girl — like the time she insisted upon being a princess at a preschool Halloween party — even when...
  • I Am Shocked – Shocked! – To Learn of Democrat Voter Fraud Happening in Texas!

    10/19/2018 4:51:36 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 18 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Texas Democrats everywhere are wondering why this is a problem as they write down names off of tombstones to get them registered, too. – The Texas Democrat Party has allegedly been sending out voter registration cards to illegal immigrants with the citizenship box already checked “yes”, according to multiple complaints filed with the Texas Secretary of State’s office. Even better, according to the report in this Washington Times, “The applications were pre-addressed to elections officials, which is likely what left many voters to believe they were receiving an official communication from the...
  • Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

    10/18/2018 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Amy Harmon
    Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy. “Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,” said Jennifer Wagner, a bioethicist and president of the group’s social issues committee, who had sought to convene a panel on the racist misuse of genetics and found little traction. But the specter of the field’s ignominious past, which includes support for the American eugenics movement, looms large...
  • John Bolton and John Kelly Clash Over Border

    10/18/2018 10:02:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    White House chief of staff John Kelly and National Security adviser John Bolton erupted in a shouting match on Thursday,...the pair of advisers clashed over a surge in border crossings after the president sided with Bolton.
  • Elle magazine slammed for lying about Kardashian, West breakup to promote voter registration

    10/18/2018 3:22:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18 2018 | Brian Flood
    Elle magazine slammed for lying about Kim Kardashian, Kanye West breakup to promote voter registration Elle magazine came under fire Thursday for sending a false tweet to its 6.8 million followers claiming Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are “splitting up” — but the attached link directed readers to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are splitting up,” Elle’s verified account tweeted with emojis of a broken heart and panicked face. Stunned readers who clicked on the link for more details were directed to a “Register To Vote” page.
  • States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

    10/18/2018 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 4:24 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections. The only way to go was up. In 2016, amid Russian meddling, federal officials first were accused of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems and later criticized for trying to hijack control from the states. …
  • Opinion: America Already Has a Centrist Party. It’s Called the Democrats.

    10/18/2018 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    If your only source of information about American politics in 2018 were the GOP’s campaign ads, you would think that the Democratic Party was a radical left-wing organization, whose principal constituents were anarchists, misandrists, literal terrorists, and acolytes of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. If you supplemented those 30-second spots with Donald Trump’s stump speeches, and Fox News’ prime-time lineup, you might further conclude that Nancy Pelosi was the chair of The House Antifa Caucus. In other words: The GOP’s message-makers are working round-the-clock to collapse the distinctions between the Democratic Party and the most radical activists at the far-left fringes...
  • Job growth is found to be no cure for a community’s poverty [barf alert]

    10/18/2018 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 2:19 PM EDT | Josh Boak
    A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms. When such cities as Atlanta and Charlotte enjoyed a job surge in the 20 years that began in 1990, for example, the job gains mostly bypassed residents — often African-American — who had been born into poverty. That is among the findings of a study led by Raj Chetty, a Harvard economist whose newly launched Opportunity Atlas found no association between job growth...
  • Biden: Trump ‘coddles’ autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

    10/18/2018 9:38:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 7:54 AM EDT
    Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he’s doing” and coddles dictators. The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he’s concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the Saudi ruling family. […] Biden said he hopes Democrats don’t pursue Trump’s impeachment if the party takes over the House, saying, “I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now.” …
  • The Media and Pollsters are Getting Cold Feet on this Whole “Blue Wave” Thing

    10/18/2018 4:54:41 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This is really not a good look for any Pope. – This happened yesterday. I have no idea what to say about it, other than that just happened: View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Massimo Valicchia @mvalicchia Pope Francis talks with director Michael Moore during his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican #vatican #popefrancis #michaelmoore #religion #fahrenheit119 #director #hollywood #talks #americandirector #nikond7500 #nikon200500 #n… https://ift.tt/2pUxXFD 6:36 AM - Oct 17, 2018 115 566 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Why do we have...