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  • The 'McConnell Rule' is law, and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it (Insanity).

    07/09/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/9/2018 | Ken Levy
    This week, President Trump will announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to schedule the nominee’s confirmation hearings for this fall, before the midterm elections. If and when McConnell carries through on this promise, Senate Democrats should immediately file a federal lawsuit against him for violating the so-called “McConnell Rule.” (According to this rule, as McConnell himself stated on Feb. 13, 2016, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”) The issue — whether the McConnell Rule is...
  • Hillary blames Trump for explosion of coarseness - and compares herself to Churchill (trunc)

    06/30/2018 7:43:21 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/29/2018 | David Martosko
    She was asked by the interviewer whether she had considered helping to heal the divides in U.S. life by leaving the public stage. But clearly angered, she said: 'I'm sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?' The interviewer suggested it was not a 'spontaneous' reaction and Clinton quickly added: ''I mean, I’m not comparing myself, but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.'
  • DC Infested with Psychopaths [semi-satire]

    06/25/2018 3:24:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    A study of psychopathy throughout the United States found that the nation's highest concentration of these types of people was in Washington DC. California, New Jersey, and New York finished in second, third, and fourth place for percentage of the population qualifying as psychopaths. The study was conducted by Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Ryan Murphy. "The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country," Murphy observed. He speculated that "psychopaths may be drawn to Washington since government offers a robust array of opportunities for individuals to exercise power over others....
  • The puppy, populism and the dance: Elections in Turkey between sanity and insanity

    06/18/2018 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 6-18-2018 | Ece Temelkuran
    Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism. Just days before an election that President Erdogan has forced on Turkey to consolidate his power, the most heated debate on Turkish social media surrounds a photo of a maimed black puppy whose paws were cut off before it was thrown away. Most people are shocked by this extreme act of cruelty. But as with everything else these days, even this discussion took on a political dimension: Government supporters dismissed the reactions...
  • I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

    06/08/2018 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6-8-2018 | Charles Pierce
    he New York Times had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed at the head of the Department of Justice. The United States government is now committing human rights atrocities within its own borders and against the most vulnerable people it can find. I don’t need to “understand,” much less take seriously, anyone who still supports this president* and his administration* because, if you do, you’ve taken the idea of America and run battery...
  • Mother reports man taking photos of her daughter in a Montgomery County Starbucks

    06/08/2018 5:53:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 06/07/2018 | Emily Rolen
    A woman who reported that a man was taking photos of her daughter Tuesday at a Montgomery County Starbucks said an employee told her the store could not ask the man to leave. The woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 that the employee at the coffee shop in East Norriton Township allegedly said the man had "been here all week doing this but we can’t ask him to leave." The employee may have been referring to Starbucks' new "Third Place Policy," which encourages employees to allow people to "gather" and "connect," but also lays out guidelines...
  • ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

    05/28/2018 9:31:38 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 5/28/18 | By Daniel Victor
    ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks By Daniel Victor In Portland, Ore., organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend. Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held on Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action. While it was far from the full-scale...
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, ComicBook.com has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...
  • Plastic surgeon (...) filmed videos of herself dancing and singing during surgeries (edited to fit)

    05/22/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Moltke · 53 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/21/2018 | DM Reporter
    An Atlanta plastic surgeon is facing a slew of lawsuits after it was revealed she had filmed herself singing and dancing over her exposed patients during surgeries. Dozens of videos have been found that show Dr Windell Boutte cavorting in the operating room, even while making incisions on her patients. In one video Boutte sings the to the rap lyric 'I'm 'bout to cut it', from an OT Genasis rap song, before slicing into one of her patients.
  • Writer: I Would Rather My Daughter to Date an MS-13 Member Over a Republican

    05/21/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 105 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 21, 2018 | Video
    [snip] "You want the best for your children. Not the worst," Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said on "Fox & Friends." "MS-13's motto: Kill, rape, control ... That's what you want dating your daughter?"
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/08/2018 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

    04/23/2018 6:48:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/18 | By Alexandra Deabler
    Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in...
  • LA Painting Its Streets White To Combat Global Warming

    04/10/2018 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 10, 2018
    In the race to combat climate change, the city of Los Angeles is employing a surprising new tactic — covering its streets in a grayish-white coating known as CoolSeal. It’s sprayed onto the roadway with trucks, then spread across the surface with squeegees. However, its impact extends far beyond the edge of the pavement. Los Angeles, like so many other modern cities, is encased in thousands of miles of asphalt. And dark-colored asphalt absorbs between 80 and 95 percent of the sun’s rays, heating up not just the streets themselves but the entire surrounding area. By cooling the ambient air,...
  • So you want to visit a East Bay Regional Park? (San Fran Bay Area)

    02/06/2018 5:29:00 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 22 replies
    East Bay Regional Park District ^ | February 6, 2018 | ProtectOurFreedom
    The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a special district operating in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, California, within the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. It maintains and operates a system of regional parks which is the largest urban regional park district in the United States. The administrative office is located in Oakland. The EBRPD spans 120,000 acres with 65 parks and over 1,200 miles of trails. Some of these parks are wilderness areas; others include a variety of visitor attractions, with opportunities for swimming, boating and camping. EBRPD: "We acquire, manage, and preserve...
  • White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 million people

    01/25/2018 2:19:04 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 387 replies
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is proposing giving 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised wall and a host of other strict immigration cuts, according to a framework proposed Thursday. The outlines of the deal were described by a White House official for staff on Capitol Hill that CNN was given access to on Thursday afternoon. In what the White House official called a "dramatic concession," Trump would accept a path to citizenship for not just those originally eligible for DACA but for a broader population, adding up to 1.8 million...
  • Psychiatrists diagnosing the President smacked down by the APA

    01/12/2018 7:19:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not too long ago we talked about Ivy League psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who had briefed members of Congress (read: pretty much entirely Democrats) on President Trump’s mental health. Despite having never even met the President, say nothing of examined him, she apparently had quite a lot to say. Dr. Lee and her colleagues who jumped on the dogpile have been getting some significant pushback since then, with not only members of the press (a few of them, anyway) objecting, but drawing a formal rebuke from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who called for an end to “armchair psychiatry.”...
  • The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army

    01/10/2018 10:31:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | January 9, 2018 | BY ANATOL LIEVEN
    The precise extent of human-induced climate change is unclear, but the basic science is unequivocal, as is the danger it poses to the United States. This threat comes from the direct impact of climate change on agricultural production and sea levels but equally importantly from the huge waves of migration that climate change is likely to cause, on a scale that even the world’s richest states and societies will be unable either to prevent or accommodate. Yet for two out of the past four U.S. administrations, action on this issue has been frozen due to the refusal of a large...
  • Steven Miller Destroys Jack Tapper,CNN, Vanity

    01/07/2018 8:11:39 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2018
    Must see TV. 6:51 Miller …viewers are entitled to hear the truth… Tapper…because it’s my show and I don’t want to… That is a telling moment and ought to be a clip tweeted around. Repeat at 12pm est
  • Climate Change Insanity: NOAA Study Claims Chocolate Will Become Extinct by 2050

    01/03/2018 6:32:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re a chocolate lover like most of normal people out there, boy, do we have bad news for you: according to an official (as in governmental) report courtesy of NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), due to anthropogenic (as in man-made) climate change/global warming/whatchamacallit, by the year 2050 chocolate will become a thing of the past. Why? Well, due to climate change driven by your gas guzzler, your air conditioner, your latest iPhone or whatever, growing cacao trees will become next to impossible in the not-so-distant future, hence chocolate will suffer the fate of the dodo bird. That means,...
  • How California’s Plan to Protect Undocumented Immigrants Will Play Out in San Diego

    01/02/2018 3:00:33 PM PST · by oxcart · 33 replies
    Voice of San Diego ^ | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Maya Srikrishnan
    California offers some of the broadest protections and rights to undocumented immigrants in the country, and the California Values Act, which went into effect Jan. 1, makes those protections even stronger. Indeed, the law – also known as SB 54, or the sanctuary state law – will have a significant impact, particularly for certain people. It will also eventually shed light on the way local law enforcement interacts with federal agencies, like Border Patrol, the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But particularly in San Diego County, where there are high concentrations of federal law enforcement and numerous joint local...