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  • NY Rep. Peter King retiring, presenting Dems with new target

    11/11/2019 1:21:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA ^ | 9:13 AM Nov 11, 2019 | Andrew Taylor And Alan Fram,
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) ” Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.</p>
  • Stephen King Stands Up for ‘Doctor Sleep’ Amid Box Office Flop, Possible $30 Million Loss

    11/11/2019 11:06:24 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Indiewire ^ | November 11, 2019 | Zack Sharf
    One week after “Motherless Brooklyn” disappointed the box office, Warner Bros. has yet another flop in the form of “Doctor Sleep.” The Mike Flanagan-directed horror film based on Stephen King’s “The Shining” sequel was tracking for a debut in the $25 million range, but its opening weekend came in well below that mark with a dismal $14 million total. While “Doctor Sleep’s” $50 million production is a saving grace, Deadline reports the film is expected to lose between $20 million and $30 million for Warner Bros. “Doctor Sleep” now joins “The Goldfinch,” “Gemini Man,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate” as one...
  • Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic street

    11/06/2019 3:39:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    KCTV-5 News ^ | November 6, 2019 | By MARGARET STAFFORD, AP
    KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King's name. The debate over the name of the 10-mile boulevard on the city's mostly black east side began shortly after the council's decision in January to rename The Paseo for King. Civil...
  • Thai king strips consort of titles for 'disloyalty'

    10/21/2019 12:49:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 33 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 21 , 2019 | BBC
    Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles for "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch". An official announcement said Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi had been "ambitious" and tried to "elevate herself to the same state as the queen". "The royal consort's behaviors were considered disrespectful," it said. She was appointed in July, just two months after the king married Queen Suthida, his fourth wife. Sineenat, who was a major-general and is a trained pilot, nurse, and bodyguard, was the first person to be awarded the title of Royal Noble Consort in nearly a century.
  • Beyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods: Burger nutrition showdown (McDonalds vs Burger King)

    09/27/2019 4:45:39 AM PDT · by cba123 · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 24, 2019 | Heidi Chung
    The fake-meat craze appears to be here to stay, and rivals Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (BYND) have been going head-to-head to claim dominance in the space. The jury is still out on which burger tastes better, but when it comes to nutrition, which one is the healthier option? (Please see link for full article)
  • Friend, Foe or Fraud? Shaun King on the Accusations Against Him, Rihanna's Diamond Ball [tr]

    09/23/2019 3:38:39 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | 23 September 2019 | Monique Judge
    By now, Shaun King should be used to the drama. After all, the accusations King has faced are legion. People have accused him of not being black, of being a government operative inserted to dismantle the movement, of being an egomaniac who centers himself in the movement, a plagiarist who co-opts the work of black women, a bully who uses his influence and large following to silence those who question him, a fraud who starts multiple activism ventures that never come to fruition—and the biggest most frequent accusation: a thief who benefits financially from the fundraisers he promotes. The activist,...
  • Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

    08/20/2019 6:19:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    nydailynews ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF
    Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King. “They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’ website Monday. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other...
  • 'The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Republicans Want A King For President, "Less American Than Us"

    08/09/2019 12:54:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 08/09/2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Cenk Uygur, Mark Thompson, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, say Republicans are getting more fascist by the day. Uygur said by nature conservatives are authoritarian so they want a leader to take over and lead. CENK UYGUR: By nature conservatives are authoritarian so they want a leader to take over and lead. So to them, checking with Congress, that's a pain in the ass. They just don't fundamentally believe in the concept of democracy as much as we do. You can go ahead and cry about that but that's the nature of conservativism that you believe in...
  • Biden Is Still King of the Moderates -- But Will It Last?

    07/25/2019 6:45:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/25/2019 | David Brady & Brett Parker
    Throughout this primary season, poll after poll has indicated that Democratic voters are overwhelming focused on finding a candidate who can make Donald Trump a one-term president. By a 2-to-1 ratio, likely primary voters place beating Trump above selecting a nominee who shares their policy positions. This overarching goal also serves as the main justification for former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy. On the stump, in fundraisers, and on the debate stage, a central component of his appeal is his claimed ability to carry the moderates and independents necessary recapture the electoral votes of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. His voters...
  • Sex slave suit: NM was a location used (Jeffrey Epstein ranch)

    01/07/2015 8:29:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2015 | Mark Oswald
    SANTA FE – Lawsuit claims about young female sex slaves allegedly kept by billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein and offered to a worldwide list of the rich and famous have reached New Mexico. In a new court filing in Florida, plaintiffs’ lawyers maintain that a woman identified as Jane Doe No. 3, said to have been coerced into Epstein’s camp when she was 15 years old, was frequently sexually abused by Epstein “not only in West Palm Beach (Fla.), but also in New York, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, in international airspace on … Epstein’s private planes, and elsewhere.” Epstein...
  • Stephen King Calls the Trump Presidency ‘Scarier’ Than Any of His Novels — Watch

    07/13/2019 6:27:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Indiewire ^ | July 13, 2019 | Jude Dry
    With “Midsommar” earning raves and performing well at the box office, horror has never been hotter. And if, as Justin Chang argued in the Los Angeles Times back in 2017, horror has become the defining genre of the Trump presidency, then Stephen King is its patron saint. The master of horror’s many works have seen renewed interest thanks to a slew of successful adaptations, from the box office record-breaker “It,” to its much-hyped follow-up “It: Chapter Two,” and many more projects currently in the works. And while the master of horror certainly is the king of scary set-ups, he says...
  • Biden compares Trump's election to assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King

    06/23/2019 12:14:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23,2019 | Jon Brown
    Former Vice President Joe Biden likened the cultural effects of President Trump's election to the assassinations of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in a Saturday interview with Al Sharpton. During a discussion in South Carolina that touched on criminal justice reform, Biden argued that Trump's rise to power had awakened an entire generation to the necessity of getting involved in politics, much like the violent murders of political figures did for baby boomers in the 1960s. "I think what’s happening now is, I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country...
  • King of Kings and Lord of Lords

    06/05/2019 6:27:25 PM PDT · by grumpa · 14 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | July 6, 2019 | Charles S. Meek
    Dispensationalists don’t believe that Jesus is reigning now as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They think his reign only happens in a literal thousand-year millennium sometime in the future. They think that Satan is ruling the world now. This seems like an astounding conclusion for any professing Christian, and a horrendous insult to our Lord—especially since the Bible teaches that Jesus is indeed reigning NOW as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Here are some Bible verses: “For us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,...
  • In the king derby, Prince Archie’s a longshot for the throne

    05/14/2019 5:47:19 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 28 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 13 | peter lucas
    What’s with this Archie business? Who ever hear of an English king, or any king, called Archie? Edward, George, Charles, James, yes, but Archie? Blimey. It’s a comic book name, or a name out of the old Archie Bunker television sitcom “All in the Family.” Even the London bookmakers were baffled by the choice. Their betting favorites were Albert, Arthur or Alexander. While Archie is short for Archibald, what country did a King Archibald ever rule? Not that the newborn Archie, the first child of Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 37 — excuse me, the Duke and Duchess of...
  • King Vajiralongkorn celebrates second day of ceremony in Thailand

    05/05/2019 1:01:07 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    BBC World News ^ | May 5th , 2019 | BBC
    Thousands lined the streets to see the coronation procession of King Vajiralongkorn. It's the second of three days of ceremonial rites in the Thai capital, Bangkok. King Vajiralongkorn is the first monarch to be crowned in the country in nearly seven decades.
  • Larry King Suffers Heart Attack ...

    04/29/2019 12:19:49 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 36 replies
    TMZ News ^ | 04-29-2019 | TMZ
    Larry King suffered a heart attack last Thursday after going into cardiac arrest ... TMZ has learned. Sources with direct knowledge tell us, Larry had been having difficulty breathing for months and was scheduled to check himself into the hospital Thursday for an angiogram. We're told while he was at home getting ready to go to the hospital, he went into cardiac arrest. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where doctors performed an angioplasty. They opened up an artery that had collapsed and inserted several stents. The 85-year-old talk show legend was put in the cardiac intensive care...
  • Sub teacher tells students Martin Luther King killed himself

    02/12/2019 1:50:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2019 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina substitute teacher has resigned after a student told his father that the teacher told his class that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was not assassinated but instead killed himself. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Billy Byrd also says his son told him the unidentified substitute music teacher told the class of minority students they were headed to prison because of their clothing. He said the teacher told the students they weren't real Christians if they didn't support President Donald Trump.
  • Steve King applauded at first Iowa event since House rebuke

    01/26/2019 9:17:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2019 | Scott McFetridge
    Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King at the first of 39 town hall meetings the Iowa congressman plans to hold following his nearly unanimous rebuke by the U.S. House over racist comments he made during a newspaper interview earlier this month. King took questions from about 75 people who attended the Saturday morning meeting in the tiny northwestern Iowa city of Primghar. He did not take questions from reporters. …
  • Twitter Poll Steve King

    01/15/2019 8:29:05 AM PST · by apoliticalone · 29 replies
    Washington Journal ^ | 01-15-19 | Cspan Washington Journal
    Do you think Rep. Steve King (R-IA) should've been removed from committee assignments after his white supremacy remarks? Watch here: (link: Yes/No
  • how awful! gop lawmakers vote to remove steve king from all committee posts over complete lie by...

    01/14/2019 6:36:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 98 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 14, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: HOW AWFUL! GOP Lawmakers Vote to Remove Steve King From ALL COMMITTEE POSTS Over COMPLETE LIE by NY Times THEY DID NOT EVEN INVESTIGATE THE REPORT! They just tossed Rep. King off of all committees over a COMPLETE LIE by the liberal media! Republican lawmakers voted to remove Rep. Steve King from all of his committee assignments this session. And it was all based on Fake News by The New York Times.