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  • Nancy Pelosi: There Will Be ‘Collateral Damage’ to Those Who Disagree with Us

    10/18/2018 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 90 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10-18-2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told a gathering at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday that there may have to be “collateral damage” to those Americans who do not agree with the Democratic Party agenda. Pelosi was being interviewed onstage by Paul Krugman, the left-wing New York Times columnist and Nobel economic laureate who predicted, the day Donald Trump won the presidency, that Trump would trigger “a global recession, with no end in sight.” In a long, rambling monologue, during which she stumbled on her words and appeared to lose her train of thought, Pelosi said:...
  • Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

    10/18/2018 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Amy Harmon
    Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy. “Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,” said Jennifer Wagner, a bioethicist and president of the group’s social issues committee, who had sought to convene a panel on the racist misuse of genetics and found little traction. But the specter of the field’s ignominious past, which includes support for the American eugenics movement, looms large...
  • Condo votes to remove Trump’s name from UWS building

    10/17/2018 8:28:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | 9:47pm | Tamar Lapin
    Letters spelling out “Trump Place” on the facades of an Upper West Side building will be pried off by workers Thursday, following a vote from the condo’s board, according to reports. Residents at 200 Riverside Blvd., a 46-story building between 69th and 70th streets, fought for the right to tear the Trump name from their building following the 2016 election, with many people wanting to distance themselves from politics, The New York Times reported. Eric Chung, a longtime resident whose family owns two units in the building, told The Times that removing the letters “makes a very powerful statement.”
  • Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

    10/17/2018 9:45:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has requested audio and video from Turkey related to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We've asked for it, if it exists," Trump said in the Oval Office. Trump told reporters he is not sure if a recording exists, but conceded it "probably does," and indicated it could play a role in assigning blame for his fate. "We will probably know that by the end of the week," Trump said regarding the Khashoggi case. The president spoke as grisly details emerged about the Saudis alleged interrogation of Khashoggi inside their consulate in Istanbul...
  • Saudi Arabia’s $100M pledge arrives in American accounts as Pompeo lands in Riyadh: report

    10/17/2018 5:30:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2018 | Bradford Betz
    A Saudi contribution of $100 million to U.S.-backed stabilization efforts in Syria arrived in American accounts Tuesday, just as State Mike Pompeo touched down in Riyadh to discuss the missing Saudi journalist, an anonymous U.S. official told The New York Times. The source said the timing of the two events is no accident. He said Saudi Arabia originally pledged its contribution in August, and U.S. officials were expecting to receive it by the fall. But Brett McGurk, a U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria, played down the significance of the timing with Pompeo’s visit.
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • MSNBC Guest Says Trump Mocked Warren over 'White Anxieties about Who's White'

    10/15/2018 4:52:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    my Twitter account ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Curious as to how clueless is the New York Times? Mara Gay—a member of the Grey Lady's editorial board—claimed on Ari Melbers's MSNBC show today that President Trump's mocking of Elizabeth Warren's phony claim to be a Native American "was actually about white anxieties among Donald Trump's base about who's white in America."Anxieties about who is white in America? What meaningless identity-politics gobbledygook! No, Ms. Gay. Trump's point is that Warren cheated. That she made her bogus claim of Native American-hood in order to get ahead in academia.
  • Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off; Trump Zings: ‘I’m President and You’re Not’

    10/15/2018 10:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/14/2018 | Brent Baker
    During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest,” Stahl cut him off: “I’m going to change the subject again.” Referring to an earlier exchange, Trump pointed out: “Well, no, even the way you asked me a question, like,...
  • The New York Times Hit Piece on the Right Wing News Facebook Page

    10/15/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | John Hawkins
    There is a hit piece on me in the New York Times today, which as a conservative I take as a point of honor. Just to note some of the inaccuracies in the piece: "When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, an online news site called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook. The conservative site, run by the blogger John Hawkins, had created a series of new Facebook pages and accounts over the last year under many different names, according to Facebook." I have never created a Facebook...
  • Fresh out of new Narratives, the New York Times Does a Remake of “Impeachment”

    10/14/2018 5:28:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 23 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Ok, so, that Kavanaugh smear didn’t work, so the fake news media needs a new narrative. – Meet the new narrative, same as the old narrative. The “Kavanaugh is a gang rapist!” narrative was a miserable failure; the “Taylor Swift endorses Phil Bredesen!” narrative crashed up on the shoals of disastrous poll results; the “Trump misreported his taxes!” narrative held public attention for about, well, no time at all; and the “It’s gonna be a BLUE WAVE!!!!!” narrative is showing clear signs of being more like a Tidy Bowl toilet flushing. What’s...
  • Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

    10/13/2018 2:11:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters. Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses. It is an arrangement that has...
  • WaPo Columnist Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More

    10/13/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Donald Trump is responsible for all manner of things, particularly if you ask anyone at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times or the Washington Post. He’s caused unrest around the world using nothing more than tweets, sparked riots in the streets and I’m pretty sure at least a couple of people have blamed him for global warming. But perhaps his greatest trick of all has been to increase the rates of alcohol consumption in America. Or at least that’s the opinion of WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker. Amid hurricanes, a vanished journalist, the recent Supreme Court hearings, midterms and “mobs,” it...
  • As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump

    10/13/2018 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Robert Peters and George Fidelibus walked off the 18th green at the Golf Club of Dublin, then carried pints of beer to the patio overlooking the course, which was framed by $500,000 homes. Their conversation quickly turned to the president. “I’m feeling better and better about him all the time,” said Mr. Peters, 63, a retired engineer, who had once been cool to Mr. Trump. Mr. Fidelibus, 75, a retired banker in a Calloway hat, had also once been skeptical of the president’s bullying and lack of self-control. “I’m a supporter of Trump now,” he said “He...
  • NY Times Poll: Blackburn(R) 54%, Bredesen (angrymob), 40%

    10/13/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by NotaLowTBoomer · 38 replies
    Lonely Democrat media (NY TIMES, CNN) still hoping Bredesen can pull it off. In the NY Times poll, it literally says "It’s just one poll, though." Where was that attitude when they were predicting Trump to lose in 2016? 28,607 CALLS on this poll. 593 responses. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate, leads our poll.
  • When the Fever Passes, Learn From Trump’s Taxes

    10/13/2018 5:53:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 12, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Last Saturday’s column on the New York Times investigation of Trump family tax dodging put aside the question of whether hefty inheritance taxes are good public policy. Let’s take it up now. Those who complained that my nondefense “normalized” Trump-era corruption miss an obvious fact. The events took place 30 years ago. It was already normalized. The Times itself has now run two op-eds making the same point. The appraiser who valued Trump property for tax purposes, according to the paper’s investigation, was a “favorite of New York City’s big real-estate families.” Trump family lawyers and accountants were the same...
  • Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

    10/13/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.” “If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.” [snip] t pierced its tongue on CNN this week, when Hillary Clinton told Christiane Amanpour that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” And when former Attorney General Eric Holder said...
  • Deranged media gets Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s 3rd grade teacher to badmouth him (And Rabbi)

    10/12/2018 3:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 11, 2018 | William A. Jacobson
    So many lines have been crossed by Democrats and their supportive media, IÂ’m not sure there are any lines left. Stephen Miller, advisor to Trump, is hated by Democrats and other leftists because of his role helping elect Trump and MillerÂ’s strong positions on immigration. MillerÂ’s condo building has been the subject of protests. The New York Times investigated MillerÂ’s high school and college years: Mr. MillerÂ’s journey to this point, outlined over dozens of interviews with friends, classmates and current and former colleagues, is a triumph of unbending convictions and at least occasional contrivance. It is a story of...
  • RIGHT WING NEWS Responds to Facebook Purge

    10/11/2018 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Theo · 87 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Brian Kolfage
    My name is Brian Kolfage, I'm a veteran of The United States Air Force. I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq. I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I'm the most severely wounded US Airman to survive. I worked alongside Democrat Congresswoman Gabby Giffords on her veteran advisory committee.  I endorsed her, have great respect for her, and helped her win her final election with a pivotal campaign commercial. In Giffords' Time Magazine interview, I was honored to be named as someone who inspires her. I'm not a conservative. I'm not a...
  • UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

    10/11/2018 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 10/10/2018 | By David Wallace-Wells
    You now have permission to freak out ~snip~ The New York Times declared that the report showed a “strong risk” of climate crisis in the coming decades; in Grist, Eric Holthaus wrote that “civilization is at stake.” If you are alarmed by those sentences, you should be — they are horrifying. But it is, actually, worse than that — considerably worse. That is because the new report’s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much...
  • Editorial: President Trump Risks the Planet

    03/29/2017 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    That didn’t take long. Only 10 weeks into his presidency, and at great risk to future generations, Donald Trump has ordered the demolition of most of President Barack Obama’s policies to combat climate change by reducing emissions from fossil fuels. The assault began with Mr. Trump’s pledge in Detroit to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, continued with a stingy budget plan that would end funding for climate-related scientific programs and reached an unhappy apex Tuesday with an executive order that, among things, would rescind the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s clean power strategy, a rule that would...