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  • Gutter Trash

    03/16/2017 6:19:46 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 44 replies
    Slate ^ | MARCH 16 2017 | Michelle Goldberg
    No matter how low your opinion of Donald Trump and his cronies, somehow they still manage to surprise you. It’s been evident for a while now that Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, has at least flirted with fascism. One clue was when Gorka, who was born in London to Hungarian parents, dressed up for one of Trump’s inaugural balls in a black braided jacket popular with the Hungarian far right, pinned with a medal associated with Hungarian Nazi collaborators. Then in February, Jewish newspaper the Forward found that from 2002–2007, when Gorka was active in politics in Hungary, he...
  • Report: '95 Percent Probability' Of Pence As Trump VP

    07/10/2016 9:05:56 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 105 replies ^ | July 10, 2016
    A Donald Trump campaign stop in Indiana scheduled for Tuesday is raising speculation that the presumptive Republican nominee will announce Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. The Washington Times reported Sunday evening that Pence has a “95 percent probability” of being Trump's choice, according to sources close to the campaign and to the governor.
  • House Call [Sarah Palin and the "Russia from my house" quote]

    04/22/2015 11:01:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies ^ | 2/13/15
    [During] Governor Palin's....first major interview...interviewer Charles Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, and she responded: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska":
  • NH Democrat endorses buying guns with EBT cards

    05/09/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 9, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    NH State Rep. Timothy Horrigan Regardless of political affiliation, you may want to sit down for this story. In opposition to a bill banning the use of EBT cards to buy guns, a Democratic lawmaker in New Hampshire argued that the legislation is “a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” saying people receiving public assistance should be allowed to use cash benefits to purchase firearms. Yes, you read that correctly. “The firearms ban is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” Democratic state Rep. Timothy Horrigan said Wednesday on the state house floor. “Cash benefit recipients presumably have the same...
  • PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved

    01/11/2013 8:21:14 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-11-2013 | Walter Hickey
    PAUL KRUGMAN: The Deficit Is Basically Solved Walter HickeyJan. 10, 2013, 4:00 PMMany people think that fixing the deficit is a painful process that involves deep cuts to crucial programs. Some think the process is too hard, and it's not worth trying yet. That's not correct, according to a chart from from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Richard Kogan showing just how far the United States has come in the past two years. We've talked before about how the painless and most effective solution to the deficit is additional growth in GDP. As the recovery progresses and GDP...
  • Another Celebrity Opinion on What odo about guns (J. Michael Straczynski, creator of 'Babylon 5')

    12/16/2012 4:10:11 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 68 replies
    Facebook | 12/16/12 | J. Michael Straczynski
    Here is something my sister forwarded me about the current, ongoing debate of what "needs" to be done in the wake of the Newtown Massacre. It is an article posted by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of 'Babylon 5', among many other things.... In the aftermath of the tragic events at Newtown, I posted figures from the Children’s Defense Fund showing that nearly 3,000 children per year are killed by gun violence and tens of thousands more are injured. I then posed a question: what, if anything, can be done to minimize or mitigate the ongoing, tragic loss of life by...
  • 100 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like Barack Obama

    07/18/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | July 17, 2012 | W. E. Messamore
    The New York Times recently made a less than half-hearted attempt to summarize the similarities between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican Party nominee, Mitt Romney. As New York Magazine reports, the Times wasn’t able to do much better than: They both like Star Trek, Modern Family, and Chicken. Here at IVN, I thought we could find just a few more similarities of just a little more substance. The following list isn’t just a bunch of opinions, but documented facts that together draw a compelling picture: Far from being polar opposites, the two “choices” offered as presidential candidates by this...
  • I Hope Mitt Romney Fails

    07/16/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 146 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in January 2009 to announce his hope for the failure of Barack Obama's policies. He was very quick to make sure people understood he was not against Obama due to the color of his skin, but solely due to his policies. In the same vein, I would like to announce a similar sentiment. I agree with Rush that Obama's polices should fail, and I hope they do. I also hope that the policies and philosophies of Mitt Romney fail as well.
  • Vote for Romney is a vote for Communism and baby-killing

    07/16/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 283 replies
    No matter who wins the election in November, a Communist will occupy the White House. However, a Romney win has an added disadvantage. It will strengthen the Communist grip over the GOP. Right now, there is a struggle between the Tea Party and the Trotskyite neocons for the control of the GOP. If Romney is defeated, it will give a boost to the Tea Party. If he wins, it could be over for the Tea Party. The RINO GOP establishment has opposed every Tea Party candidate and has ganged up with the Democrats whenever it seemed like a Tea Party...
  • Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

    01/26/2012 11:50:34 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 60 replies via Yahoo! ^ | 1/26/2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.SNIPLow-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.
  • Settled science?: Could all of the percentages below really be correct?

    08/07/2010 11:44:04 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 14 replies ^ | August 6, 2010 | Tom Nelson
    Settled science?: Could all of the percentages below really be correct? A huge math problem, and sanity check, for alarmists: If you could ever sort out the top hundred natural and anthropogenic causes of the 20th century warming, the sum of the contributions would have to be about 100%. If you get a number like 1200%, something's wrong.
  • New analysis on problems between archaeology and pharaonic chronology, based on radiocarbon dating

    06/17/2010 1:57:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 34 replies · 463+ views
    Article by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev professor published in Science magazineBEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL June 17, 2010 -- In a just published article in Science magazine (June 18, 2010), Prof. Hendrik J. Bruins of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev presents novel implications related to new developments in the radiocarbon dating of Pharaonic Egypt. The article reports that, for the first time, it is possible to relate the Minoan Santorini eruption with Egyptian Historical Chronology solely on the basis of radiocarbon dates. Thus, it appears that the eruption preceded the 18th Dynasty and occurred during the Hyksos Period. Moreover, conventional association of...
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. ( Starr)" SNIPPET: "( – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • California Climate Change Site - Old Climate Change Prediction Graphic

    09/04/2009 10:07:12 AM PDT · by dila813 · 18 replies · 1,398+ views
    Contrast the California Greenland Ice Sheet Prediction to what really happened Greenland Ice Sheet Extent Maps. This is a teachable moment for the Greenie Weenies. This site still is using this old prediction, look at the years in the graphic.
  • Two Very Different Interviews (Charlie Gibson w/Obama vs. Charlie Gibson w/Palin)

    09/12/2008 8:30:49 PM PDT · by quesney · 89 replies · 1,076+ views
    ABC News
    Charlie Gibson's Questions to Obama vs. Questions to Palin ABC News Charles Gibson Interviews Barack Obama Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee June 4, 2008 (after Hillary Clinton concedes) GIBSON: Senator, I'm curious about your feelings last night. It was an historic moment. Has it sunk in yet? GIBSON: What did your grandmother say? GIBSON: Public moments are not your own. There's a million people pulling you in a million different directions, but when everybody clears out, the staff is gone, you're in your hotel room at night and you're alone -- do you say to yourself: "Son of a gun,...
  • British schools are falling for the pseudoscience of Brain Gym [New Euro-Insanity]

    04/07/2008 3:18:22 PM PDT · by TChris · 20 replies · 126+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 4/7/2008 | Charlie Brooker
    Man the lifeboats. The idiots are winning. Last week I watched, open-mouthed, a Newsnight piece on the spread of "Brain Gym" in British schools. I'd read about Brain Gym before - a few years back, in Ben Goldacre's excellent Bad Science column for this newspaper - but seeing it in action really twisted my rage dial. Brain Gym, y'see, is an "educational kinesiology" programme designed to improve kiddywink performance. It's essentially a series of simple exercises lumbered with names that make you want to steer a barbed wire bus into its creator's face. One manoeuvre, in which you massage the...
  • Two Female Catholic Priests Conduct First Mass (coffee mugs down alert!)

    12/03/2007 7:41:06 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies · 1,611+ views
    Mystl ^ | December 1, 2007
    Two Roman Catholic female priests who were recently ordained co-pastored their first mass Saturday night in the central west end.Rose Marie Hudson and Elsie McGrath led the service at the first Unitarian church of St. Louis.About one hundred people showed up.The service was held in the church's Hope Chapel.The pastor of the church says it was a fitting place for an event where hope and understanding were very much alive.The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of Hudson and McGrath that was conducted by an organization called Roman Catholic Women Priests.
  • The Coulter Hoax: How Ann Coulter Exposed the Intelligent Design Movement

    03/31/2007 1:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 449 replies · 9,284+ views
    Talk Reason (from Skeptical Inquirer) ^ | March 14, 2007 | Peter Olofsson
    In the summer of 2006, I heard that a new book called Godless presented an insightful and devastating criticism of the theory of evolution. Although I learned that its author, Ann Coulter, is not a scientist but a lawyer turned author and TV pundit, she nevertheless appeared to be an intelligent and well-educated person, so I started reading. At first I was puzzled. There did not seem to be anything new; only tired and outdated antievolution arguments involving moths, finches, and fruit flies. But it wasn't until Coulter dusted off the old Piltdown man story that I suddenly realized: it...
  • Live Thread - House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte. hearing (Valerie Plame Wilson Testifies)

    03/16/2007 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,503 replies · 59,438+ views
    Cspan ^ | March 16, 2007
    <p>ON CAPITOL HILL Valerie Wilson Testifies Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) chairs a House Oversight and Government Reform Ctme. hearing on the disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. The hearing will look into whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of Ms. Wilson.</p>
  • Poll: Democratic candidates open large lead in congressional races

    10/09/2006 1:47:12 PM PDT · by Dane · 140 replies · 3,719+ views
    USA TODAY | October 9, 2006
    Per FR guidelines, can only provide a link. Link The new Webster's definition of wishful thinking per USA Today and Gannett, IMO. Poll is of 1007 "adults".