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  • This is War and We Intend to Win [My Fellow Conservatives -- This is Zero Hour.]

    08/16/2017 4:56:10 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 60 replies
    . . . In less than two minutes, the anti-racists had unleashed a flurry of destruction. A mosaic of smashed glass covered the floor. Blood polka-dotted the ceiling. Three people required medical care. . .
  • There Is No Longer Any Way to Halt North Korea’s Nuclear Program

    08/04/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 4, 2017 | Kevin Drum
    I don’t ordinarily do this, but I want to clear up what I said yesterday about North Korea and nukes. This time, I’ll say it in the plainest language possible. Fifteen years ago, it’s possible that diplomacy could have stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. That’s certainly what I thought. It’s also possible that heavy sanctions could have done it. It’s even possible that military action could have done it, though that would have been very risky for reasons that everyone knows about—though here’s a map in case you don’t: None of this is true anymore. North Korea already...
  • Reporters Fall for Fake Document of Trump Making Absurd Demands in Israel

    05/22/2017 5:26:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/22/2017 | Alex Griswold
    Reporters on Monday fell for a fake "White House" document that supposedly showed President Donald Trump making unusual demands of his Israeli hosts during his trip abroad. The Twitter account Rogue White House Senior Advisor on Friday shared what it claimed was Trump's demands ahead of a trip to Israel, including roughly a metric ton of sugary and non-kosher junk food. .. Some elements of the purported demands were obvious jokes. The demand that microwaves remain unplugged was a mocking reference to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway's bizarre comment that the appliance could be used for spying, and the request...
  • Bogus study on the minimum wage and fast food

    04/13/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | Howtheworldworks
    In light of fast food and wages being talk in the news along with Trump's droppin da bomb, I thought I'd share this study refuting a study about forcing McDonalds and oteher places to increase their wages. I haven't seen it here, I figure its time to get it up
  • Hot take--Mother Jones editor in chief: Those missiles we lobbed at Syria were totes racist

    04/11/2017 10:58:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    The official missile of the Washington Redskins If you’re a bleeding-heart leftist who’s incapable of making a tough call, you probably would never bomb someone because you think it’s the height of insensitivity. After all, the person managing the chemical weapons on the receiving end of your attack could be a member of a protected racial group, a potential illegal immigrant voter, or possibly even transgender. You just never know.
  • Liberal Mag Editor: Tomahawk Missiles ‘Must Enrage A Lot Of Native Americans’

    04/10/2017 2:37:53 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 10, 2017
    President Trump’s Thursday airstrike on a Syrian airfield is offensive to Native Americans, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery tweeted over the weekend. Jeffery wrote the fact “that the missiles are callled [sic] tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans…” … which in hindsight, probably wasn’t the smartest thing to say.
  • A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump

    01/12/2017 7:58:11 PM PST · by Fedora · 41 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2016 | David Corn
    SNIPAnd a former senior intelligence officer for a Western country who specialized in Russian counterintelligence tells Mother Jones that in recent months he provided the bureau with memos, based on his recent interactions with Russian sources, contending the Russian government has for years tried to co-opt and assist Trump—and that the FBI requested more information from him.SNIPIn June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump's dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to...
  • These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

    01/10/2017 4:34:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, Mark Schoofs
    A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump. Now...
  • 11 Democrats Who Could Defeat President Trump in 2020

    11/08/2016 11:55:49 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/9/2016
    With polls in nearly every state now closed, a Trump victory is looking more and more likely. If that thought horrifies you, don't worry—the next election is only four years away! It's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton making a third attempt at the White House. Joe Biden will be 77 years old. Bernie Sanders will be 79. But there are plenty of other Democrats who might take a shot, and if history is any guide, they could start jumping into the race as early as 2018. So here, in no particular order, is our very early list of the Democrats...
  • 11 Democrats Who Could Defeat President Trump in 2020

    11/08/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The first polls are about to close. And while Hillary Clinton seems to have the edge, there's still enough uncertainty that a surprise win could land Donald Trump in the White House. If that thought horrifies you, don't worry—the next election is only four years away! It's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton making a third attempt at the White House. Joe Biden will be 77 years old. Bernie Sanders will be 79. But there are plenty of other Democrats who might take a shot, and if history is any guide, they could start jumping into the race as early as...
  • How 2016 Could Be Pivotal in the Battle Over Guns( Trump "is more radical than the NRA.")

    09/10/2016 9:29:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Becca Andrews
    "At some level, Trump is more radical than the NRA. In the wake of Orlando, he was calling on people to walk into bars fully armed as a means to prevent future tragedies."
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • Donald Trump Thinks Global Warming Is "B***S***"

    05/05/2016 9:14:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 150 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rebecca Leber and Clayton Aldern
    Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, making it almost certain that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination and face Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. For those who've been in denial that this day could ever come, we figured a refresher course on the real estate developer's musings about climate and energy might be in order. On the basic science: "I am not a great believer in man-made climate change," Trump told the Washington Post editorial board in March. "If you look, they had global cooling in the 1920s and now they have...
  • Former President of Mexico Compares Bernie Sanders to Hugo Chávez

    04/22/2016 11:46:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Fri Apr. 22, 2016 | AJ Vicens
    Sanders, he says, is a "false prophet" who could be as dangerous as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.With Donald Trump putting Mexico at the center of the Republican presidential conversation, the country's former president, Vicente Fox, has gone hard at the GOP front-runner, saying, "He reminds me of Hitler." But Fox, who served as president from 2000 to 2006, has some comparisons for Bernie Sanders that are not much more flattering. "In Latin America, we have a century of experience of suffering from messianic, populist leaders that have broken our economies, that have brought poverty into all of Latin America,"...
  • Why Trump Loses

    04/17/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Kevin McCullough
    When Donald Trump looks back at the wasted time and money he put forward in producing the biggest flame-out in Presidential nominating history, he's going to easily be able to point to exactly where he lost it.I've long thought of elections as similar to prize fights or NFL football match-ups. And if that's the case Trump keeps complaining that he doesn't get acknowledged for gaining yardage, when the purpose of the game is to score points.For the third or fourth time in a row now, Trump basically abandoned his team on the ground in a state where he presumably wishes...
  • Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to Masturbate

    04/14/2016 4:49:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 92 replies
    New York Magazine Intelligencer ^ | April 14, 2016 AST | By Eric Levitz
    Ted Cruz once argued that Americans have no constitutional right to bear dildos, that the government has a legitimate interest in discouraging "autonomous sex," and that allowing the sale of sex toys is the first step on the road to legal incest. This history comes courtesy of David Corn, who went searching for skeletons in Cruz's closet and stumbled across a bunch of dildo baggage instead. On Wednesday, the Mother Jones magazine published an exposé detailing Cruz's defense of a ban on sex-toy sales while serving as the Texas solicitor general. Back in 2004, several adult-plaything providers challenged a Texas...
  • Eventually a Trump Rally Is Going to Boil Over. But When?

    03/05/2016 8:24:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 3, 2016 | Kevin Drum
    I watched a bit of Donald Trump's speech this morning, but eventually got bored and went to lunch. I had only tuned in to listen to him insult Mitt Romney, but every time he started up he immediately veered off into some random Trumpism (Mexico will pay for the wall, Obamacare is a trainwreck, etc.) and it took him a minute or two to get back on track. After half an hour he'd basically said that (a) Romney lost in 2012, and (b) Romney begged Trump for his endorsement. That was it. Oh, and Trump is a lot richer than...
  • Here's Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn't Going Away

    01/16/2016 2:29:17 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 64 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/15/2016 | AJ Vicens
    A lawsuit was just filed questioning his eligibility to serve as president. And that's not all. It's unclear what will come of this complaint, but this isn't the only birther action that Cruz is contending with. Also on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reported that Rep. Kelly Townsend, a Republican state legislator from the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, is "circulating a measure at the Arizona legislature that would call a U.S. constitutional convention to outline what it means to be a natural-born citizen." The paper notes that Townsend hopes to get her Legislature on board before reaching out to other states,...
  • Republicans Are Trying to Block Syrian Refugees Yet Again

    01/10/2016 7:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | January 8, 2016 | Max J. Rosenthal
    Republican politicians have restarted their push to stop Syrian refugees from entering the United States after the FBI announced on Thursday that it had arrested two Iraqi refugees on charges of providing material support to ISIS. "The arrests of these men present a stark warning about the deficiencies of our programs for accepting refugees from Iraq and Syria," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement on Friday. "Continuing these programs in their current form poses unacceptable risks to our national security that are growing more acute by the day." The House passed...
  • Are Liberals Responsible for the Rise of Donald Trump?

    01/04/2016 2:20:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Mon Jan. 4, 2016 | Kevin Drum
    Five-time Jeopardy! champion Tom Nichols1 writes today about why so many people are attracted to Donald Trump. Nichols is a Republican, but makes it very clear that he deeply loathes Trump("hideous," "narcissistic," "creepy," "stupid," etc.) and will never vote for him. So what's his take on Trump's popularity? Is it due to economic insecurity? Inchoate anger? Bubbling racism and xenophobia? Hatred of the Republican establishment? Nah. He says that Trump's rise is basically the fault of the left: To understand Trump’s seemingly effortless seizure of the public spotlight, forget about programs, and instead zero in on the one complaint that...