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  • Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    08/17/2018 3:47:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jon Henley
    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photos The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. The Netherlands’ highest court said de Wilde, a law student from Nijmegen, could not be exempted on religious grounds from a ban on headwear in ...
  • ELLISON ON THE BRINK

    08/16/2018 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 16 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Pressure on Keith Ellison to drop out of the race for Attorney General of Minnesota is growing. National and state party leaders are hedging their bets, mostly either refusing to comment or releasing anodyne statements. But the National Organization of Women has called on Ellison to step down. The best sign of mounting pressure is this: CBS has the story on the most recent domestic abuse allegation against Ellison: “Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out.” On Thursday, [Karen] Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago....
  • GOP buys New York governor a bus ticket to Canada after he said America 'was never that great'

    08/16/2018 4:24:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    GOP buys New York governor a bus ticket to Canada after he said America 'was never that great' By Aris Folley - 08/16/18 07:04 PM EDT Republicans reportedly purchased a bus ticket for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to go to Canada after he said that America "was never that great” at an event earlier this week. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the state's Republican Party bought a $55 one-way ticket for the New York Democrat to go to Montreal after his controversial remarks on Wednesday. According to the publication, the ticket is only valid until Friday....
  • 538.com - 75% chance that Denocrats Win Control of the House in November@

    08/16/2018 3:34:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    538.com ^ | 8-16-2016 | 538.com
    Remember kiddies... This is the same bunch that told us that Hillary had a 99% chance of winning on the morning of Election Day.
  • Chicago Straw Company Thrives, Despite Anti-Straw Movement

    08/16/2018 2:28:48 PM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | August 15, 2018
    A Chicago company hopes to thrive, despite making a product under fire this summer. Plastic drinking draws have recently been seen as a public enemy, according to many environmentalists. Machines spit out straws at a dizzying rate inside a factor on Chicago’s far South side. The machines produce so many straws every year, Bob Beavers III, the Chairman of Best Diamond Plastics, says “the number of straws we produce begins with a b.” Best Diamond Plastics is a company that has seen an uptick in business, despite the anti-straw movement. “Some of our competitors have turned off their straw machines....
  • History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’ Outperforms CNN In Primetime

    08/16/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    CNN tanked in the cable ratings between August 6 and August 12, losing out to Fox News, MSNBC, and even the History Channel show Ancient Aliens, according to the latest data from Nielsen Media Research. CNN’s competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, defeated CNN handily in the ratings war this week. Fox News took the number one slot for primetime viewership at 2.18 million viewers, and MSNBC came in second with 1.75 million viewers. CNN finished in a distant seventh place, attracting 992,000 average viewers and falling behind HGTV, USA, the History Channel, and TBS in the weekly ratings. The primetime...
  • [satire] CO baker forced to bake cake celebrating possible closure of his own bakery

    08/15/2018 5:36:38 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 14 replies
    https://babylonbee.com/ ^ | 8/15/18 | Unknown
    A far-left activist group was throwing a party to celebrate the fact that Phillips has found himself in legal trouble yet again, despite winning a Supreme Court case earlier this year, and phoned the Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake with the words “DOWN WITH MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP!” written in frosting on top. When Phillips turned down the request, CEU units arrived on the scene, kicked down the unlocked front door of his shop, and forced him to bake the cake at gunpoint.
  • Catcalling is now a crime in France

    08/14/2018 11:43:19 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 28 replies
    Barbara4u2c (YouTube channel) ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Barbara Horvat
    From now on you can get fined over a whistle and that is the most important thing that needed attention in the great big France. Alrighty.
  • Another Exclusive Interview With Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez! (Satire)

    08/14/2018 9:18:29 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 4 replies
    Very Ersatz news (VEN) ^ | August 14, 2018 | Editorial Board
    VEN (NEW YORK) — VEN‘s Senior Political Correspondent Jorge Burns ran into Democratic-Socialist rising star Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at her favorite Starbucks in Rye Brook Monday for this VEN exclusive interview:
  • Erdogan: Turkey to boycott US-made electronics

    08/14/2018 2:55:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/18
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States. "We will boycott America's electronic products. If they have the iPhone, there is also Samsung on the other side. We also have our own Venus Vestel. We will adopt these measures," Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying. He added, "We can do two things; one in economy, the other in politics. We have taken measures that economy needs and we will keep doing it. "What is more important, I think, is keeping our political stance strong." The rift between the US...
  • Company to ship Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figures in October

    08/13/2018 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Company to ship Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figures in October By Aris Folley - 08/13/18 10:37 AM EDT A company that created a successful Kickstarter campaign to make a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure says it is planning to ship the products in October. Fctry, a product incubator based in Brooklyn, N.Y., initially hoped to raise $15,000 to create the “Notorious RBG” superhero but instead raised over $613,700 on its Kickstarter crowdfunding page. Zoe Cronin, the company’s marketing coordinator, said it was "shocking" that the funding campaign reached the initial goal in less than an hour. “The...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Wins Coveted Casey Stengel Award! (Satire)

    08/13/2018 7:54:56 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 8 replies
    Very Ersatz News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Editorial Board
    VEN (NEW YORK) — “I am like SO HONORED!” an uncharacteristically speechless, self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist Alexandra Octavio-Cortez told reporters, after accepting The Casey Stengel Award For Public Speaking Excellence at the El Club Cubano Interamericanol in the Bronx Sunday. “You have no idea how special this is to me! Dios Mio! Such a great man! My grandfather used to quote him to me when I was a little girl! And I have a recording of his testimony to the Asamblea Legislativa!
  • ‘Future of the Democrats’ - RNC Mocks Ocasio-Cortez In Hilarious Video

    08/11/2018 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Enjoy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesJqCF2syg
  • Trump should hit the road

    08/10/2018 9:53:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-10-2018 | Herald Staff
    Wednesday morning, after the Ohio 12th Congressional District election went to Republican Troy Balderson in a squeaker, President Trump tweeted, “As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win. … we will have a giant Red Wave!” The truth is, unless the president shapes up before November, the GOP may be waving goodbye to a majority in the House of Representatives. Despite some cheerleading from the true believers, Tuesday was not a good day for the GOP. In 2016, Trump carried the 12th District by 11 points. In Tuesday’s special election, Balderson defeated...
  • Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?

    08/09/2018 7:06:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Think people are losing their minds over President Trump? Maybe it’s not all in your head. The American Psychological Association is holding its annual convention in San Francisco, and there are no fewer than 15 symposiums, panel discussions and paper presentations devoted to the psychological ills that practitioners believe are spreading under the president. The list of Trump-related topics at the four-day conference covers the psychic waterfront. “Metaphors and the Trump Administration: What Are Effective Responses?” “Healing Practices and Models for Undocumented Students in the Trump Era.” “Gaining Perspective: Intergroup Conflict Intervention With Trump Supporters and Opponents.” And, “#MAGA: What...
  • After Being Destroyed, Trump's Walk of Fame Star Multiplies

    08/09/2018 3:55:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 9, 2018
    A crew laminated vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares in Hollywood. Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — destroyed on several occasions by detractors who sometimes wield a pick-ax — mysteriously multiplied over night so that on Thursday morning there were several dozen stars. The effort comes from a conservative street artist who wishes to remain anonymous, but says he was motivated not only by the destruction of the president's real star, but also a recent unanimous vote by the West Hollywood City Council to recommend the removal of Trump's star due to accusations he...
  • Is Rosenstein Staying At DOJ Longer Than Suspected?

    08/08/2018 6:18:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 8/8/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    President Trump says his relationship with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is “fantastic” and “great,” leading the Wall Street Journal to suggest that the number two official at the Justice Department may have more “staying power” than suspected. Rumors have swirled for months that Rosenstein would be fired by Trump. In fact, back in April, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he would consider quitting if the president fired his deputy. However, according to a Wednesday WSJ article, when a Trump spokesman told the president the newspaper was looking for comment on his...
  • Child Remains Found At Compound Near Colorado, Man Due In Court (School Shooter Trainer

    08/08/2018 3:56:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 8-8-2018 | CBS4
    For months, neighbors worried about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff’s officials found 11 hungry children on the lot, and then the remains of a small boy. Two men and three women also had been living at the compound, and were arrested following a raid Friday that came as officials searched for a missing Georgia boy with severe medical issues. Medical examiners still must confirm whether the body found at the property in a second search of the compound on Monday is that of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj,...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Trump Pays People to Show Up at His Rallies and He Rigged the Election

    08/07/2018 8:55:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 7, 2018 | Susan Jones
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - Fresh off her anti-Trump sing-along protest at the White House on Monday, Rosie O'Donnell spoke to CNN's Chris Cuomo about her love of country and hatred of Donald Trump. And just for good measure, she tossed in a few conspiracy theories -- that Donald Trump "rigged" the 2016 election and that "he pays people to show up at those rallies." It was -- interesting. Here are snippets from the woman who has a long-running feud with Donald Trump. He has called her "crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb"; a "true loser"; a "total trainwreck," among other...
  • Trump Anxiety Disorder

    08/06/2018 1:29:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's what Harvard medical researchers call Trump Derangement Syndrome. "In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because 'symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate,'" Matt Kwong reported for the CBC. "Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media,...