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  • Boston Marathon called off over coronavirus, race will be online only

    05/28/2020 2:21:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2020 | SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    The already delayed run of The Boston Marathon will not happen this year over coronavirus concerns, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Athletic Association officials said on Thursday. The marathon, a huge and important annual event, had been postponed until Sept. 14 from its normal April run in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walsh said officials have decided that running it in September “is just not feasible” to be done in a safe way.
  • Mitt Romney: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • New Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren as Veep Would Boost Joe Biden Best

    05/28/2020 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/27/2020 | Rick Moran
    A new Morning Consult poll shows Senator Elizabeth Warren would help Joe Biden’s campaign for president more than any other potential vice-presidential candidate. Part of the reason for Warren’s strength is certainly her superior name recognition compared to some of the other candidates. All the Democrats who are pleading with Biden to choose a black female candidate to run with him might be wrong. Warren scores well with blacks and Hispanics, and those under 45. According to the May 22-26 survey, 26 percent of registered voters said placing her on the ticket would make them more likely to vote for...
  • Jerry Nadler in 2004: ‘Paper ballots are extremely susceptible to fraud’

    05/27/2020 11:37:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    If President Trump is seeking a high-ranking Democrat to side with him against mail-in electionballots – in a bid to build bipartisan opposition to the idea in Congress -- he could try contacting U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler. Although Nadler, as chairman of the House JudiciaryCommittee, helped lead the impeachment fight against Trump last year, a C-SPAN video clip from 2004 shows the New Yorker speaking out strongly against paper-based ballots during a Capitol Hill hearing. At the hearing -- in which lawmakers examined perceived voting problems in an Ohio election -- a member of the public spoke in support of paper ballots, later citing research by the...
  • No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’

    05/26/2020 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 26, 2020 | Michael Brown
    No, Prof. Pinker, Belief in an Afterlife is Not a ‘Malignant Delusion’ A May 20 Washington Post op-ed claimed that evangelical Christians are behind the Republican push to reopen the nation. In response, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker tweeted on May 21, “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What’s really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals.” (The tweet has since been removed.)Prof. Pinker, a self-described atheist, is wrong on all points. (Practical lesson: You can be a brilliant Harvard scientist...
  • Elementary principal fired after 110 mph chase, crash, DUI charges

    05/25/2020 8:16:42 PM PDT · by twister881 · 37 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | WCVB
    A Lakeville woman was charged with driving under the influence after she allegedly struck a guardrail and then fled from police at speeds faster than 100 mph Tuesday night...Rose Schwartz, 44, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, speeding, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of a motor vehicle...Schwartz is the now former principal of Chamberlain Elementary in Taunton. A Raynham officer saw a gray Honda SUV driving on Route 138 with its front bumper hanging down and dragging on the pavement, police said. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, it accelerated to speeds...
  • Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

    05/22/2020 2:44:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 21 May 2020 | Ian MacLellan
    It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway. In the summer of 2018, at a conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry, Lisa Piccirillo heard about a nice little math problem. It seemed like a good testing ground for some techniques she had been developing as a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin. “I didn’t allow myself to work on it during the day,” she said, “because I didn’t consider it to be real math. I thought it was,...
  • They Killed Everything Beautiful

    05/24/2020 6:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24, 2020 | Nick Chase
    Though neither of us is an artist or musician, my wife and I have been close to the music and arts community in central Massachusetts for more than 40 years, as volunteers, through recording locally-performed classical music concerts and broadcasting them on the local community radio station. As volunteers we also support the local Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra in many different ways, so we are fully aware of the enormous behind-the-scenes preparation - and time - and money - needed to put on a good show. On March 17, 2020 (St. Patrick's Day), this all stopped. Full. Dead. Stop. At first...
  • Jeb Bush Retweeted Ben Shapiro @benshapiro · May 18 What petty, stupid bull****. How is this useful in any way?

    05/20/2020 2:28:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Ben Shapiro and Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 5/18/20 | Ben Shapiro, Jeb Bush, Donald J. Trump
    Jeb Bush Retweeted    What petty, stupid bulls***. How is this useful in any way? https://t.co/X31KrRAWfV— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2020 LOSER! pic.twitter.com/p5imhMJqS1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020
  • Audio Tape Released Of Joe Biden Forcing Ukrainian President Poroshenko to FIRE VIKTOR SHOKIN Who Was Investigating Hunter Biden

    05/19/2020 9:54:08 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 21 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.19.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Last year Joe Biden bragged about how he coerced Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor Victor Shokin by threatening that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees from them. While this type of interference in a foreign government by the then-Vice President of the United States is highly inappropriate in itself, what makes it even worse is that the prosecutor he got fired was probing a firm for which his son Hunter Biden worked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhrLWL7jzPY&feature=emb_title Today an audiotape has been released by a Ukrainian politician which details conversations between corrupt and discredited former Ukrainian President Petro...
  • Progressives thought they'd overtaken the Democratic Party. Now they're in despair.

    05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 5/18/20 | Alex Thompson
    On the eve of the Nevada caucuses in February, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were feeling invincible. “I've got news for the Democratic establishment,” he declared on Twitter on Feb. 21, the day before he went on to a landslide win in the Nevada caucuses. “They can't stop us.” Since then, not only did the “establishment” stop Sanders - it stamped out the candidacies of a string of left-wing insurgents, leaving the progressive movement reeling and in a state of despair. Three highly-touted liberal House candidates - Jessica Cisneros in Texas, Robert Emmons in Illinois, and Morgan Harper in Ohio...
  • Elon Musk backs coronavirus reopening, takes heat from Rep. Omar

    04/29/2020 3:46:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., criticized Tesla CEO Elon Musk for calling on the United States to reopen amid coronavirus in a Wednesday morning tweet. "Billionaires want to continue profiting off your labor even if it means risking millions of lives," Omar wrote. "They call this 'freedom.'"
  • Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy'

    05/16/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 162 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 16 May 2020 | Kelly Mena
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump's firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a "threat to accountable democracy." Romney's comments came in response to Trump's Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick -- the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake of the President's acquittal on two articles of impeachment earlier this year. "The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in...
  • Mayor Walsh: I’m willing to reopen Fenway Park, TD Garden for games, but no fans allowed

    05/16/2020 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/15/20 | Michael Silverman
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is willing to reopen Fenway Park and TD Garden for Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins games this summer. That willingness, though, rests upon non-negotiable conditions: no fans in the stands, and the City of Boston must sign off on advanced health and safety protocols that protect not only the athletes but everyone else reporting to the workplace. “Yes, as long as the players and the teams and the support staff and all the people that are associated with it are safe and feel comfortable,” said Walsh during a Friday morning telephone interview. “Obviously, their health is...
  • Pastor from Adams Square Baptist Church sues city, Gov. Charlie Baker after being fined for in-person services during coronavirus pandemic (MA)

    05/15/2020 6:54:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    The pastor of the Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester has sued the city and the governor after being fined for holding in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker has issued an order banning any gatherings larger than 10 people. Despite the order, Pastor Kristopher Casey has held more than three church services that violated the governor’s ban and has been issued fines. ... n the federal filing, the church said it is a small congregation and normally has 75 to 125 persons at its weekly worship assembly. “Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Executive Orders have been interpreted, applied, and...
  • Oddsmakers: Elizabeth Warren would be drag as Biden running mate

    05/14/2020 4:02:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2020 | Seth McLaughlin
    “Though the change is small, it could be an indication that many believe Warren would not positively contribute to winning swing voters,” said Alex Donohue, analysts for U.S. Bookies. “It’s also worth noting that choosing other top candidates, such as [Senators] Kamala Harris or Amy Klobuchar, would not have this negative effect on Biden’s chances, and his odds would remain 13/10.”
  • CIRCA 2016 State Department admits deleting parts of briefing on Obama Iran deal (FR POSTED)

    The State Department has admitted that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal, Fox News reported. “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment. The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked...
  • Milwaukee Mass Shooter is a Black Elizabeth Warren Supporter

    02/27/2020 9:21:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 48 replies
    Summit News ^ | 2/27/2020 | paul joseph watson
    The Milwaukee man who killed five co-workers at a beer company’s corporate office is a black Elizabeth Warren supporter, providing a clue as to why the mass shooting disappeared from the discussion so quickly. 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill showed up at the MillerCoors facility from where he had been fired earlier in the day wearing his uniform and carrying a silenced gun. He proceeded to gun down five colleagues before turning the weapon on himself. It subsequently emerged that Ferrill was an African-American Elizabeth Warren supporter (presuming that Ferrill shared the same political beliefs as his wife, who took a selfie...
  • Romney takes swipe at Trump administration virus response

    05/12/2020 12:45:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 88 replies
    AP ^ | May 12 2020 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is taking a swipe at the Trump administration’s pandemic response, and also questioning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that his predecessor Barack Obama is responsible for the lack of a coronavirus vaccine. Romney chided administration “testing czar” Adm. Brett Giroir for taking part in a White House event celebrating nearly 9 million coronavirus tests in the U.S., much more than testing leader South Korea performed. The difference is that South Korea tested...
  • Mitt Romney slams the US's coronavirus-testing record as 'nothing to celebrate whatsoever'

    05/12/2020 12:45:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 44 replies
    business insider ^ | 5/12/2020 | Eliza Relman
    Sen. Mitt Romney, the Utah Republican, forcefully criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus during a Tuesday Senate hearing and accused a Health and Human Services official of misleading the public about the US's record with testing for the virus. Romney pointed to Adm. Brett Giroir's statement — which reflects those made by President Donald Trump — that the US has tested twice the number of people per capita than South Korea has. But the assertion that the US's testing abilities are more robust than South Korea's makes no sense, given that the Asian nation ramped up testing far...