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  • USC Misspells Shakespeare On Newly Unveiled Statue (700 Million Typo)

    08/22/2017 10:46:44 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 18 replies
    Pj Media ^ | Peleg | Oren
    Language is malleable, right? After all, a dictionary doesn't define a word's spelling, it simply gives the most common version of it. Well, how about a name? UCLA's The Den tweeted Monday morning that a recently unveiled statue at the new $700 million USC Village displays a typo.
  • Mattis Just Took An Unannounced Trip to Doorstep of ISIS To Personally Tell Them They Will all Die.

    08/22/2017 9:31:08 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08222017 | Benny Johnson
    In an unannounced trip to Iraq, a country that has seen horrific war and terrorism over the last decade, Secretary of Defense General James Mattis was making a statement. The general landed in Iraq Tuesday morning, just hours after President Trump made an announcement that America will be sending more troops to Afghanistan. Trump made it clear in his remarks that he is going to be empowering his generals to kill the enemy, whom he referred to as “losers.”
  • Pelosi: ‘Trump Administration Must…Abandon the Bigoted Ideology That Clearly Governs Its Decisions’

    08/22/2017 2:37:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement released Friday that she welcomed the firing of White House strategist Steve Bannon and said that the Trump Administration must “abandon the bigoted ideology that clearly governs its decisions.” Here is the complete text of Pelosi’s statement: “Steve Bannon’s firing is welcome news, but it doesn’t disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance. “President Trump’s growing record of repulsive statements is matched by his repulsive policies. Personnel changes are worthless so long as President Trump continues to advance policies that disgrace our...
  • DNC provokes outrage on Twitter by slamming Trump's 'empty promises on border wall'

    08/22/2017 1:10:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 22, 2017 | Allan Smith
    The Democratic National Committee came under fire from many online Tuesday after sending out a release on its press list that called out President Donald Trump's "empty promises on border wall." "Trump has failed to deliver on his signature promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it," the DNC release read. "Trump even admitted in a private conversation with Mexico that his border wall promise was 'the least important thing.'" The email, which contained a number of links to stories that backed up the DNC's assessment, was met with near-instant ridicule from those on the left....
  • Ellison Tells Dem Meeting That Pelosi Supports Medicare for All

    08/21/2017 9:39:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    According to DNC Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) secretly supports Medicare for all. The video of Ellison, first reported by the Daily Caller, shows him speaking before a local Democratic party meeting in Minnesota last Wednesday. "I’m signed onto H.R. 676 which is a single-payer health care act," Ellison said. "They call it Medicare for all. Yeah, universal health care. Real single-payer health care. I’m on that." Ellison stopped to explicitly ask if he was being recorded before explaining that Pelosi backed this bill as well. "You may have heard that...
  • Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

    08/21/2017 7:11:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 21, 2017 | William Douglas, McClatchy
    The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don't think you understand us at all. The caucus' chairman Monday urged cancellation of next month's highly anticipated meeting between White House officials and leaders of the nation's historically black colleges. And he plans to have the 49-member caucus meet when Congress returns in two weeks to discuss whether to back Democratic-led efforts to impeach Trump. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the caucus chairman, said the president's remarks after the...
  • ‘Antifa’ radicals aren’t good because they fight Nazis

    08/20/2017 7:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized tens of millions more. The fact that he killed Nazis during World War II (out of self-preservation, not principle) doesn’t dilute his evil one bit. This should settle the issue as far as I’m concerned. Nazism was evil. Soviet communism was evil. It’s fine to believe that Nazism was more...
  • John Kasich: We're all rooting for Trump to 'get it together'

    08/20/2017 6:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 20, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich denied Sunday that he is planning to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, saying he hopes the President can steer his White House from chaos to stability. "I'm rooting for him to get it together," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We all are." The Republican governor said he was trying to be a "responsible voice" and offered hope that Trump -- whom Kasich unsuccessfully challenged in the 2016 Republican presidential primary and whom he has repeatedly criticized -- would grow from experience in office. "I hope we're going to have...
  • East Idaho rep. says it’s ‘plausible’ Obama staged Charlottesville riots

    08/20/2017 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | August 19, 2017 | Bryan Clark, The Idaho Falls Post Register
    Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a conspiracy theory suggesting that last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump. The post, written on a site called The American Thinker, is replete with wild, unevidenced claims couched in what-ifs. “The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set-up, perhaps weeks or months in the planning,” the author wrote. In a comment, Zollinger called the blog post “completely plausible.” The post suggests, at various points, that the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, which resulted in...
  • Pelosi’s support of Trump sanction could give Dems big lever on pending legislation

    08/20/2017 4:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Chad Pergram
    A ribbon of darkness is about to cast its shadow: The path of totality. We’re not talking about talking about Monday’s solar eclipse. The path of totality we’re discussing about is the specter of congressional resolutions to censure or even impeach President Trump. Congress has a lot to deal with: North Korea, government funding, raising the debt limit, health care, tax reform, supposedly infrastructure. But the U.S. Capitol is soon to find itself directly in the path of totality when it comes to the president’s remarks about white supremacists and Charlottesville. The issue will likely monopolize Capitol Hill as the...
  • Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

    08/19/2017 2:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal retweeted a Holocuast-themed tweet on Thursday in reference to Missouri's Jewish Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Chappelle-Nadal, the state lawmaker who recently wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, shared a tweet that said, "Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!" The tweet included a picture showing the gates of a Nazi concentration camp. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet is no longer on Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter page. The picture of the gate of the camp includes the sign with the words, "Arbeit Macht Frei," translated to...
  • The fight over Confederate statues could make or break Democrats

    08/18/2017 10:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Alex Thompson
    In February of 2003, then-aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean got applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting when he argued that “white folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back ought to be voting with us.” More than a decade later, in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally surrounding a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, last wekend and President Trump’s full-throated defense of Confederate monuments, the politics have changed. What used to be a series of low-key, local fights has turned into a party-defining wedge issue with...
  • The News Media Thinks They Finally Have Trump Cornered. They Are Wrong (Mixed bag)

    08/18/2017 8:01:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Ziegler
    It has long been said that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Such a strategy never worked out well in Wile E. Coyote’s endless pursuit of the Roadrunner, and it is still very unlikely to do so in the mainstream news media’s quixotic quest to bring down Donald Trump (after having gleefully given him billions in free advertising just over a year ago). This week, after Trump’s bonkers press conference — which would have been great had he been a television guest on Fox News, but performed...
  • Pelosi endorses Democrats' resolution to censure Trump

    08/18/2017 7:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is endorsing a resolution from House Democrats to censure President Trump after his response to the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reps. Jerry Nadler of New York, Bonnie Watson of New Jersey and Pramila Jayapal of Washington on Wednesday introduced the first censure resolution against the president. The censure movement came a day before Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the president. "The president's repulsive defense of white supremacists demands that Congress act to defend our American values," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a...
  • Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

    08/18/2017 7:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

    08/18/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, who has continued to reject calls for her resignation. "If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should," Greitens said in a written statement....
  • Poll: Plurality believes far-right groups were *not* mostly to blame for violence in Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 5:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 18, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Your daily reminder via Survey Monkey and Axios that virtually all issues are partisan now. Since our national future of Antifa reds slugging it out with alt-right brownshirts in running street battles looks increasingly assured, we might as well start tracking reaction polls like this: Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in believing “both sides” share fault for the Charlottesville violence. Turns out, most Republicans have his back… Far more blame “the far right groups” for Charlottesville (46%) than “the counter-protesters” (9%), but a remarkable 40% concur with Trump’s assertion that both were equally responsible. “Beneath the...
  • Republicans rip media, praise Trump Charlottesville leadership

    08/18/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | August 18, 2017 | George Bennett
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and other prominent Republicans have faulted President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., but there was little criticism — and even some praise — for Trump’s handling of the issue when more than 400 activists, donors and candidates gathered Thursday for a GOP dinner outside Boca Raton. There has been some “chaos and turmoil” of late, Palm Beach County Republican Chairman Michael Barnett acknowledged to the crowd at the party’s annual Lobsterfest event at the Polo Club. But, Barnett added, “God is on his throne, Republicans are in charge and...
  • Pelosi calls on Trump to fire additional staff

    08/18/2017 1:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the departure of White House adviser Steve Bannon is "welcome news," but she is calling on President Donald Trump to fire additional staff. Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon's departure "doesn't disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance." Trump has said "both sides" are to blame for the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-protesters last weekend. One woman protesting the far-right extremist groups died when a car drove into a crowd.....
  • Romney calls on Trump to apologize over Charlottesville comments

    08/18/2017 10:46:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    KSTU-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President’s remarks this week “caused racists to rejoice.” “The potential consequences are severe in the extreme,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post. “Accordingly, the president must take remedial action in the extreme. He should address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize.” He said that Trump’s remarks — in which he blamed “both sides” for inciting violence, an equivocation between neo-Nazis and those protesting them — had a hurtful impact on the nation. “Whether he intended to or not, what...