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  • The dating swamp: How finding love in DC may be impossible for young Trump and GOP staffers

    07/22/2018 3:29:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Trying to find love in D.C. can be tricky. If you’re a young Trump administration staffer, it might be near impossible. GOP employees and other right-wingers have been complaining that dating in one of the most Democratic cities in America is a political minefield. They’ve been called out, flipped off and told they are personally responsible for the death of democracy. One 29-year-old lobbyist told Fox News that learning to date in a Trump world is “absolutely insane.” “It’s getting so bad,” the lobbyist, who asked to remain anonymous because she works with the administration, said.
  • Baby Born in Chick-fil-A Bathroom Goes Viral Wrapped in a Trump 2020 Shirt

    07/22/2018 2:19:07 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    A family gave birth to a baby girl in a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this week. Robert Griffin and his wife Maggie Falon, love going to eat at the fast-food chain, and they even bought a “Little Nugget” Chick-fil-A onesie a few months before their daughter’s birth, according to KSAT-TV. When she went into labor in the evening, they stopped by Chick-fil-A to drop off their other girls with a family friend before going to the hospital. By the time they reached the restaurant, Maggie was in a lot of pain and had to go on to the...
  • Elon Musk is a total fraud

    07/21/2018 11:40:05 PM PDT · by deek69 · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7-21-2018 | Maureen Callahan
    One disastrous tweet has finally revealed Elon Musk for what he is: a fraud. Enraged that a British cave diver called his idea to rescue the Thai soccer team for what it was — “a p.r. stunt [with] absolutely no chance of working” — Musk took to Twitter and called him a “pedo.” Just like that, Tesla’s market value plummeted by $2 billion.
  • Glenn Beck Defends James Gunn After Disney Firing over Child Rape Tweets: ‘We All Make Mistakes’

    07/21/2018 10:45:30 PM PDT · by MNDude · 37 replies
    Radio talker Glenn Beck put forth a defense of disgraced Disney movie director James Gunn, who was fired due to years of “jokes” about child rape. Beck took to Twitter to back Gunn despite his many vile posts about pedophilia. “I will stand for you. We all make mistakes, we must come together as each of us grow and change,” Beck said to Gunn. “Forgive others in hope that they will forgive themselves and others too. Reach beyond your comfort zone and be kind. You don’t need my forgiveness J.G, but I offer friendship.”
  • Parents Let 'theybies' Decide Their Own Gender

    07/21/2018 9:23:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    kfi640am ^ | 7/20/18 | Arianna Marie
    A July 19 NBC news article showcased a particular family who has decided to raise their young fraternal twins as gender-less beings who can decide to be whichever gender they so desire. Zyler and Kadyn, 3, are being raised by their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, as "theybies"-children being brought up without gender designation from birth. “A theyby is, I think, different things to different people,” Nate Sharpe told NBC News. “For us, it means raising our kids with gender-neutral pronouns — so, ‘they,’ ‘them,’ ‘their,’ rather than assigning ‘he,’ ‘she,’ ‘him,’ ‘her’ from birth based on their anatomy.”
  • 2 Guerneville men sentenced for stealing Pride Flag

    07/21/2018 8:55:13 PM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 21 July 2018
    Two Guerneville men have received suspended jail sentences and have been ordered to complete community service after their convictions for stealing the Pride Flag this spring from the town’s plaza. Michael Thomas Campos, 35, pleaded no contest Friday to stealing the flag, according to a press release from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Chris Honigsburg placed Campos on three years probation and ordered him to complete 80 hours of community service cleaning the Russian River. Vincent O’Sullivan, 55, earlier was found guilty by a jury of his role in the flag’s theft. Commissioner Mark Urioste earlier this month...
  • America’s Derangement Syndrome A Danger To World Peace

    07/21/2018 8:16:08 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    It is significant that Presidents Putin and Trump have both spoken out against “haters” among America’s political establishment who would rather see conflict between Russia and the United States instead of a normalization of bilateral relations. Following their landmark, successful summit this week in Helsinki, Putin and Trump separately made public comments deploring the hostile hysterical reaction emanating from broad sections of the US political establishment and its dutiful, controlled news media. Speaking in Moscow to his diplomatic corps, President Putin warned that there were “powerful forces” within the US which are ready to sacrifice the interests of their country...
  • Why the Christian Right has embraced Putin

    07/21/2018 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/18 | Jeff Sharlet
    Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to shape the nation’s politics. But Butina’s other “backdoor” was more surprising: the faith community, which she infiltrated through the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1953, and every US president since Eisenhower has regularly attended, along with much of Congress,...
  • Fort Myers officer in surgery after being shot

    07/21/2018 7:40:40 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 15 replies
    A Fort Myers police officer is in surgery after being shot Saturday evening. The public information officer for the department said the officer is seriously injured. The suspected shooter was also injured and in custody, Police Chief Derrick Diggs said. Heavy police presence, including more than 20 squad cars from both FMPD and the Lee County Sheriff's Office, marked where the shooting happened near the Marathon gas station on MLK Blvd at Flint Drive.
  • Whoopi: Judge Pirro Said Something After Yesterday’s Segment That I Can’t Repeat On The Air

    07/21/2018 7:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2018 | AllahPundit
    We’re barely 24 hours in and already this feud is magical and destined to get more so since Pirro’s own show will air tomorrow night on Fox and doubtless she’ll rant about it at length.The only reason it’s not already the greatest feud in the history of “The View” is because Rosie and Elisabeth Hasselbeck once clashed over whether the “official story” of 9/11 is true and, well, nothing’s going to top that. Unless they have Pirro back on and somehow an argument over whether the Holocaust happened breaks out.Page Six describes what happened yesterday: The trouble, sources told...
  • 'As a former KGB spy, he knows how to manipulate': Hillary Clinton hints that Putin played Trump

    07/21/2018 7:01:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | Keith Griffith
    Full title........................'As a former KGB spy, he knows how to manipulate': Hillary Clinton hints that Putin played Trump during the Helsinki summit and questions why the president has not 'spoken up for our country'..........'What does all this mean? It's fair to say that it means that this was a very wrong, and unfortunately successful, cyber attack on our electoral system,' the former Democrat presidential candidate replied.
  • DOJ Releases Carter Page FISA Applications

    07/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:30 PM 07/21/2018 Chuck Ross | Reporter | Chuck Ross | Reporter
    DOJ has released 412 pages of top-secret documents related to surveillance conducted against former Trump campaign chairman Carter Page.Documents include an Oct2016 application and three renewal applications for FISA warrants against Page.The NYT and other news outlets obtained the applications through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.“The FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” reads the FISA application.“the FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government,” reads the initial FISA application, dated Oct. 21, 2016. The DOJ and FBI obtained 3 additional FISAs in Jan,Apr,Jun 2017.The application also...
  • Five Chinese map apps ordered to stop obtaining irrelevant personal data

    07/21/2018 6:34:53 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    China Daily ^ | 18JUL18 | editorial staff
    Three dominant Chinese map app companies announced recently they’d put a stop to requiring users to share unnecessary personal information primarily around text messages and contact lists, a privacy issue revealed in a 2018 report regarding privacy concerns on mobile map apps. The report, by Shanghai Consumer Council released on July 18, revealed that five map mobile apps, including AutoNavi, Baidu Map and Tencent Map, all seek to solicit sensitive personal data from users considered irrelevant for the apps to perform. In response, the three companies said they’d release new versions that removed requests for collecting users’ irrelevant personal information,...
  • Actor Michael Ian Black’s Tweets About Child Molestation Resurface

    07/21/2018 6:18:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    A series of old tweets by actor-comedian Michael Ian Black about child molestation are raising eyebrows after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired Friday from Disney for similar jokes making light of pedophilia. Black’s controversial tweets are filled with sexual innuendos about children, including so-called jokes about having sleepovers with young girls and having “quick” intercourse with a baby.
  • Between the Lubyanka rock and the Langley hard place

    07/21/2018 5:37:10 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 2 replies
    Gary Gindler Chronicles ^ | July 21, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Putin’s condition for Americans interrogating Russian operatives would be that Russian interrogators would also be able to come to America with the privilege of interrogating American operatives. At the same time, Putin said that some U.S. intelligence agents were involved in the transfer of $400 million from Russia to Hillary Clinton’s campaign (the next day Putin corrected a slip of the tongue – thousands, not millions of dollars). The unprecedented arrival of Russian investigators to America and interrogation of secret agents of the FBI or the CIA is what Obama’s Deep State has in fact achieved. Trump was not ready...
  • Trump And Iran

    07/21/2018 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | Nikoo Amini
    The Iranian regime is used to saber rattling. This comes naturally to a regime that has sat at the negotiation table for more than three decades signing deals with other countries while failing to keep its promises, broken promises that have gone unpunished. Now in the current status quo, Iran’s saber rattling is a front for its bewilderment in terms of which policy to follow to prolong its life... This is an analysis piece...
  • Gunman 'takes hostages and opens fire' inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles after he was chased

    07/21/2018 5:19:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | Hannah Moore
    Full title...................Gunman 'takes hostages and opens fire' inside a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles after he was chased by cops for 'shooting his girlfriend and grandmother'.....................A hostage situation is underway at a Trader Joe's in Silverlake, Los Angeles after a man being chased by police jumped out of their car and ran into the store on Saturday afternoon. The vehicle was seen wrapped around a pole and police rescued a woman left inside. Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times the woman is his girlfriend, and he had fired at officers before he ran inside the supermarket. LAPD told...
  • Ohio death row inmate's sentence commuted by Kasich after extent of childhood abuse revealed

    07/21/2018 4:35:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | foxnews
    A death row inmate convicted more than 20 years ago for fatally beating and stabbing his wife and another man was spared Friday by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of condemned killer Raymond Tibbetts to life without the possibility of parole, citing “fundamental slows” in the man’s sentencing. “Specifically, the defense’s failure to present sufficient mitigating evidence, coupled with an inaccurate description of Tibbetts’ childhood by the prosecution, essentially prevented the jury from making an informed decision whether Tibbetts deserved the death sentence,” Kasich said.
  • Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

    07/21/2018 4:32:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | STEVE PEOPLES
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press it was time to join up. He’s now the only major-party Senate candidate in the nation to be a dues-paying democratic socialist. Ringelstein’s leap is the latest evidence of a nationwide surge in the strength and popularity of an organization that, until recently, operated on the fringes of the liberal...
  • Michael Cohen privately questions Trump's fitness to be president

    07/21/2018 4:29:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies ^ | 7/21/18 | Jonathan Swan
    Friends of Michael Cohen have noticed that since Trump's Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin he's been more openly questioning Trump's fitness to be president. "It's one thing for him [Cohen] to be concerned about his suitability to be president," a knowledgeable source told me. "It's quite another thing to be concerned about his [Trump's] loyalty to his country." The source added that Cohen was sending a public signal to this effect when he tweeted, on Monday after Trump's Helsinki press conference: "As I said to @ABC @GStephanopoulos, "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies who determined that Russia, had in...