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  • The Latest: Virginia GOP candidate offended by Trump tape

    04/23/2017 1:59:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 92 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 5:05 pm | AP
    The front-runner for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race is expressing discomfort with series of vulgar and predatory comments about women President Donald Trump made in a recording 12 years ago. Ed Gillespie said at a Republican debate Saturday in Goochland that he was offended by comments from a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasted about groping women.
  • Kristol: It’s profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim America first

    01/22/2017 10:45:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/21/17 | Scott Morefield
    The Chinese put China first. The Russians put Russia first. Israelis believe in Israel first. So, what’s wrong with Americans seeking to put our country before a faceless, vacuous globalism that has eaten away at our manufacturing base, taken the lives of our best and brightest overseas, and threatened our standard of living for decades? According to neoconservatives like Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, apparently a lot. Kristol let out a tweetstorm before and during Donald Trump’s “America First” themed inauguration speech Friday, highlighted by this gem: "I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear...
  • 20 Republicans criticize Trump's immigration ban (updated)

    01/29/2017 4:40:09 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 59 replies
    Axios ^ | January 29, 2017 | J. Scott Applewhite
    So far, 20 GOPers have announced opposition to or questioned Trump's executive order banning travelers and refugees from 7 countries from entering the U.S. Sen. John McCain: "There's so much confusion out there," McCain said on "Face the Nation." "Obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted." He warned the order could be used as propganda by ISIS for recruiting. Rep. Carlos Curbelo: "I expect that these executive orders are in fact temporary and that once the Administration strengthens the vetting process, we can continue our tradition of welcoming those who are persecuted in an orderly manner and without...
  • Scientists Warn Trump's Border Wall Will Be Bad for the Planet (by causing global warming)

    01/27/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Bloomberg | January 26, 2017 | Anna Hirtenstein and Joe Ryan
    Link only as per Bloomers mandateQuick summary: The wall will use concrete ... concrete generates greenhouse gas ... the planet will be forever doomed
  • David Frum: Trump is worst person to take office of President

    01/20/2017 6:29:04 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/20/2017 | David Frum
    "The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders."
  • New York Times Gasps: Trump Likely to “Hinder Press as Conduit For Information”

    12/26/2016 1:04:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 100 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES:.....Mr. Trump’s unconventional, sometimes hostile, relationship with the news media and his penchant for communicating through unfiltered Twitter posts threaten to upend a decades-old Washington tradition that relies almost entirely on protocol. The result, reporters and editors say, could be a loss of transparency that would hinder the press’s role as a conduit for information to the people.
  • Prince Charles warns against Trump and “the dark days of the 30’s” during Holocaust

    12/23/2016 6:00:30 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 71 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    It is wrong to equate genuine concern about the pervasive Muslim migrant crimes that have seized Europe, the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for destruction of the West, Muslim no-go zones in Europe, the shocking one million UK girls who were brutally sexually assaulted by Muslim rape gangs, rampant and cruel Christian persecution historically (and currently) in Islamic states and Muslim-on-Muslim killings, all in the name of Islam, with the intolerance against Jews that led to concentration camps and gas chambers during the time of Hitler, who collaborated with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Prince Charles, in reference to Muslim migrants, states:...
  • Britain's Prince Charles warns of return to 'dark days of 1930s'

    12/22/2016 7:53:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 22, 2016 | AFP
    London (AFP) - Britain's Prince Charles warned against intolerance towards refugees fleeing religious persecution on Thursday, saying the rising tide of populism was reminiscent of the "dark days" of the 1930s. "The suffering doesn't end when they arrive seeking refuge in a foreign land," the heir to the throne told BBC radio. "We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith." The 68-year-old, in his third broadcast for the "Thought for the Day" section of popular news programme Today, added: "All of this has...
  • Dear America, Why Did You Let Us Down?

    12/18/2016 7:33:03 AM PST · by madprof98 · 156 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 12/16/16 | Lisa Pryor
    In Australia, and around the world, we have been living this presidential transition with you. We watched the debates on our lunch breaks, we scrolled through news on our phones as the voting results were announced, in the warm light of a spring day. Since the election I have cried many times, in the shower, in the car, as the conventions that define liberal Western democracy are stripped away by Donald J. Trump, with every distressful appointment, each impulsive outburst. I have embarrassment of grief for a government that is not mine and for a country that does not belong...
  • New York Times Wrings Hands Over Whether to Report Trump Tweets as News

    11/30/2016 11:42:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    President-Elect Donald Trump just tweeted something really astounding about his domestic policy. However, should it be reported as news? What to do? What to do? Oh, what a quandary! Anybody with a lick of common sense would agree that, of course, it should be reported as news. After all, what difference does it make whether the medium is television, radio, telegraph, smoke signals, carrier pigeons, or, yes, Twitter? News is news. However for the New York Times the fact that Trump uses Twitter to relay important information is a matter for much amusing hand wringing as you can see in the...
  • David Crosby on Donald Trump's Election: ‘Maybe Worse’ Than 9/11

    11/30/2016 4:17:26 AM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    The Cybercast News Service ^ | nov 30 2016 ast | By Penny Starr
    Musician David Crosby gave a concert in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, but the interview that was posted on the Tampa Bay Times’ website on Wednesday and published in the Sunday print edition focused not as much on music but the election of Donald J. Trump as the next president of the United States. “Ask David Crosby how he's feeling in the wake of the Election That Changed Everything, and you'd better settle in deep for his answer,” the reporter wrote to open his interview with the man who founded The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash and who is still...
  • The Trump Effect: The Impact of The 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schools

    11/29/2016 2:37:06 PM PST · by bobk3 · 25 replies
    In the first days after the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project administered an online survey to K–12 educators from across the country. Over 10,000 teachers, counselors, administrators and others who work in schools have responded. The survey data indicate that the results of the election are having a profoundly negative impact on schools and students. Ninety percent of educators report that school climate has been negatively affected, and most of them believe it will have a long-lasting impact. A full 80 percent describe heightened anxiety and concern on the part of students worried about...
  • Letter: Donald Trump presidency breaks heart, gives way to tremendous fear

    11/26/2016 7:11:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Tribune ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jeff Bowen
    I still can’t believe the outcome of Nov. 8’s presidential election. I’m numb, shaken, lost and extremely scared. I’m heartbroken. I was looking forward to the chance to see the first woman president of the United States. I cried, and continue to cry, when I heard on the radio that people were covering Susan B. Anthony’s grave stone with “I Voted” stickers. I am crying now, still, at the message this invokes: “You were the first to suggest that women be given equal rights, voting rights and not be thought of as second-class citizens. We tried to elect a woman...
  • ‘Sex And The City’ Actress Kristin Davis Says She Is Afraid For Her Black Daughter Under Trump

    11/23/2016 3:00:51 PM PST · by drewh · 99 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/23/2016 09:36 ET | Ron Dicker
    Actress Kristin Davis opened up recently about her fear for the safety of her 5-year-old daughter, who is black, after Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory. A reported spike in hate crimes since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the presidential election has raised concerns of a continued increase in racially motivated acts of violence. “I’m on the intense learning curve because I have to protect my child,” the “Sex and the City” star said in a “How I Got Over” interview with WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll. “I might have had the intellectual learning curve that we all hope and wish we...
  • Black U.K. beauty magazine accidentally put a white model on its cover. Apologies followed.

    11/23/2016 6:36:20 AM PST · by grundle · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Travis M. Andrews
    Emily Bador is a white woman. She is not, therefore, a black woman. Normally, that wouldn’t be news worth reporting, mostly because it isn’t news. But her race came into play recently due to the new cover of Blackhair magazine, a British glossy that bills itself as “an international bi-monthly magazine for the style conscious black woman. Packed with 100’s of hair inspirations, fashion, lifestyle and celebrity interviews, we are one of the leading publications for women of colour in Europe.” The magazine, which generally if not always features black or mixed-race models, used her photograph for the cover of...
  • If looks could kill ... (Kellyann Conway at the NYT meeting) [EXCLUSIVE PIC]

    11/22/2016 1:04:59 PM PST · by nwrep · 202 replies
    The New York Times | November 22, 2016 | nwrep
  • Brace Yourself for Four Years of Nonstop Freakoutrage

    11/21/2016 11:14:04 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 21 nov 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The left is trying to come to grips with its utter rejection, and its response to Donald Trump will be to fall back on an endless series of freakoutrages – hyperbolic, unhinged, hack media-fueled spasms of faux moral panic every time he dares do anything. Appoint someone to a job? Freak out – it’s an outrage! Go to dinner? Freak out – it’s an outrage! Actually keep promises made to the voters? Freak out – it’s an outrage! But it isn’t going to work. Not anymore. Not with the form of the Destructor Hillary and the rest of super smart...
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • MSNBC Warns Jeff Sessions Will Dismantle Civil Rights

    11/18/2016 5:11:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted over Donald Trump nominating Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “...this is a difficult time with the civil rights issues front and center at the Justice Department after Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, the Voting Rights Act being somewhat gutted by the Supreme Court, and all of those issues that have been raised.” Correspondent Peter Alexander sounded the alarm: “I think what’s sort of striking and what Americans need to consider is just what a sweeping change this will be from what the attorney general's office...
  • It’s the end of the West as we know it

    11/18/2016 6:11:08 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    WaPo Opinions ^ | 11-15-2016 | Carl Bildt
    Carl Bildt is a former prime minister of Sweden and a contributing columnist for The Post.It is only with effort that the leaders of Europe have managed to compose themselves after the U.S. election, torn between pure shock over the result and the necessity of preserving what can be preserved of the West and the Atlantic relationship. If you listen to what Donald Trump has been saying during and before his campaign, this is the end of the West as we know it. For more than half a century, this story of phenomenal success has been built on a commitment...