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  • Perspective: There's no cost to white people who call 911 about black people. There should be.

    05/16/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Stacey Patton and Anthony Paul Farley, The Washington Post
    Here are the things that black people can't do in the United States in 2018 without a white bystander calling the police on them: sit in a Starbucks coffee shop; eat at a Waffle House; work out at a gym; move into a new apartment at night; golf with friends; fly on a plane; barbecue at a park; shop for a prom outfit; buy a money order to pay the rent; check out of an Airbnb; or take a nap while studying at their Ivy League college campus. When white callers dial 911 and report that black people are engaged...
  • A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)

    03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 26, 2017 | Professor Chris Edelson
    After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster. The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation. No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from...
  • 'Big deal - people get pneumonia all the time!' Bill Clinton shrugs off Hillary's diagnosis on 'Th

    09/16/2016 3:43:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/16/16 | James Wilkinson
    Full title...'Big deal - people get pneumonia all the time!' Bill Clinton shrugs off Hillary's diagnosis on 'The Daily Show' and says he 'didn't worry too much' when he saw her collapse.........................Bill Clinton shrugged off Hillary's pneumonia diagnosis on Thursday night's edition of 'The Daily Show,' adding that her famous collapse didn't 'worry' him. 'Big deal, she had pneumonia - people get get it all the time!' he chuckled to host Trevor Noah, adding that he wasn't afraid when he saw her collapse on Sunday because he knew '90 per cent of the time people are just dehydrated' 'I didn't...
  • Media Will Obsess About Trump’s Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasn’t a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote – perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didn’t happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • White House: Israel Showed Bad Manners in Canceled Trip(LOLOLOL!)

    03/09/2016 6:27:43 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Politico reports: The White House chided Israel on Tuesday for the way it canceled a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it would have been “good manners” for Israeli officials to tell the White House directly.
  • Police: W. Pa. woman used diaper in traffic beef

    08/09/2010 12:53:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2010
    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police said a woman wiped a dirty diaper on the window of another woman's vehicle during a dispute in a traffic jam as both were leaving the Fayette County Fair. Jessica Hollis, 23, of Mount Pleasant, has been charged with harassment in the incident which state police in Uniontown said happened about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
  • Listen up, the president is not for turning (Andrew Sullivan says Obama will make comeback)

    01/31/2010 7:18:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 983+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Jan. 31, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    We should know the pattern by now. Barack Obama has a way of seeming to let things drift, even dangerously so. His supporters start to panic; his enemies start to sniff confidence like a junkie out of a brown paper bag. Scott Brown’s remarkable victory in Massachusetts provided the glue, and the Republicans and the media almost passed out with the rush — and still the president remained somewhat aloof; distant. As health insurance reform looked dead in the water, Obama seemed equally inert. The mood on the liberal blogs went from depression to panic. His presidency was over! Liberalism’s...
  • Follow the Leader: We elected him to do the right thing—not take dictation ("I won!")

    01/31/2010 8:27:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 819+ views
    Newsweek ^ | January 29, 2010 | Anna Quindlen
    By the time the current political cycle is over, the term "populist" will have become a buzzword so misused and abused that it will be leached of all real meaning. The dictionary definitions refer to the agrarian political party of the late 19th century, then segue into the use of the term that modern politicians have learned to embrace: "a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people." But what those people might be trying to say is not always clear. The explanations for the current "populist rage" are almost as various as those legendary blind men...
  • Gore: 'Climategate' e-mails misunderstood

    12/09/2009 10:19:54 AM PST · by marthemaria · 54 replies · 1,665+ views
    Hacked e-mails from top environmental researchers, which appear to question whether humans influence climate, have been misunderstood, former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday. "The climate deniers tried to create the impression that that's what was in those stolen e-mails, but when you put them in context, it's clear that's not what [scientists] were doing, " Gore said on CNN's "American Morning."
  • Gordon Brown attacks 'flat-earth' climate change sceptics

    12/05/2009 11:48:34 AM PST · by ricks_place · 51 replies · 1,650+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 4 December 2009 | Damian Carrington and Suzanne Goldenberg
    'Dangerous, deceitful' attempts to derail Copenhagen summit condemned Gordon Brown tonight led a chorus of condemnation against "flat-earth" climate change sceptics who have tried to derail the Copenhagen summit by casting doubt on the evidence for global warming. Sceptics in the UK and the US have moved to capitalise on a series of hacked emails from climate change scientists at the University of East Anglia, claiming they show attempts to hide information that does not support the case for human activity causing rising temperatures. On the eve of the Copenhagen summit, Saudi Arabia and Republican members of the US Congress...
  • Climatgate: Another Possible Break-in Reported

    12/04/2009 4:21:58 PM PST · by Duke C. · 109 replies · 8,534+ views
    National Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Megan O'Toole
    An alleged series of attempted security breaches at the University of Victoria in the run-up to next week's Copenhagen summit on climate change is evidence of a larger effort to discredit climate science, says a renowned B.C. researcher. Andrew Weaver, a University of Victoria scientist and key contributor to the Nobel prize-winning work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says there have been a number of attempted breaches in recent months, including two successful break-ins at his campus office in which a dead computer was stolen and papers were rummaged through.
  • University of East Anglia Statements

    11/24/2009 9:09:51 PM PST · by 4horses+amule · 102 replies · 5,635+ views
    University of East Anglia website ^ | Nov. 24, 2009 | Professor Trevor Davies
    The University of East Anglia has released statements from Prof Trevor Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Prof Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit, and from CRU. Statement from Professor Trevor Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research The publication of a selection of the emails and data stolen from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has led to some questioning of the climate science research published by CRU and others. There is nothing in the stolen material which indicates that peer-reviewed publications by CRU, and others, on the nature of global warming and related climate change are not of the highest-quality of scientific investigation...
  • Obama: “We’ve restored America’s standing in the world”

    11/18/2009 5:53:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1,666+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Allahpundit
    The perfect companion clip to Ace’s post yesterday on The One’s illusions about what his global charm offensive might actually accomplish. The key bit comes early, at about a minute in. Why hasn’t his glorious restoration of America’s “standing” translated into any foreign-policy achievements thus far? Simple, he says: We’re in the laying-the-groundwork stage right now. Softening up the people. Giving them a jolt of Hopenchange fee-vah that’s going to force their leaders to play ball with America whether they want to or not. Meanwhile, here’s what’s in the Times today: A week ago, when Mr. Obama kicked off his...
  • Barack Obama wins the Peace Prize

    10/09/2009 2:06:11 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 339 replies · 13,075+ views
    President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Statement from Margaret Williams, Board Member, Maryland ACORN

    09/12/2009 8:53:31 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 75 replies · 2,754+ views
    ACORN ^ | September 10, 2009 | Brian Kettenring
    Fox's attempt to smear ACORN Thursday September 10, 2009 is despicable, part of a coordinated, long-term campaign by Fox to damage ACORN, the premiere community organization of low- and moderate-income people in the United States. Every day ACORN members are working for health care reform, living wage jobs, to end the foreclosure crisis, and to strengthen our public schools. For its part, Fox is running a campaign to demonize ACORN. They will get attention, but they will not succeed. In July 2009, Fox agents attempted to enter ACORN offices in New York, in Philadelphia, in San Diego, in Los Angeles,...
  • Kate Walsh's (Grey's Anatomy) Estranged Hubby: Show Me the Money (and Furniture)

    04/28/2009 2:31:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 672+ views
    E!online ^ | Mon., Apr. 27, 2009 3:08 PM PDT by Natalie Finn
    Kate Walsh's hubby doesn't think Private Practice should also describe her accounting methods. The actress' soon-to-be ex-husband, studio honcho Alex Young, has filed court documents stating that the company that managed both his and Walsh's finances has engaged in "unlawful and unethical conduct" by refusing to hand over the documents he has requested pertaining to the couple's house and other assets.
  • General who probed Abu Ghraib says Bush officials committed war crimes

    04/23/2009 10:00:20 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 124 replies · 9,138+ views
    The News Observer (McClatchy) ^ | 4/23/09 | Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON — The Army general who led the investigation into prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison accused the Bush administration Wednesday of committing "war crimes" and called for those responsible to be held to account. The remarks by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who's now retired, came in a new report that found that U.S. personnel tortured and abused detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, using beatings, electrical shocks, sexual humiliation and other cruel practices. "After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to...
  • The Inflection Is Near?

    03/07/2009 9:48:58 PM PST · by Lorianne · 66 replies · 1,447+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2009 | Thomas L Friedman
    Let’s today step out of the normal boundaries of analysis of our economic crisis and ask a radical question: What if the crisis of 2008 represents something much more fundamental than a deep recession? What if it’s telling us that the whole growth model we created over the last 50 years is simply unsustainable economically and ecologically and that 2008 was when we hit the wall — when Mother Nature and the market both said: “No more.” We have created a system for growth that depended on our building more and more stores to sell more and more stuff made...
  • Barack Obama’s missing freedom agenda

    02/18/2009 12:10:32 PM PST · by BloodOrFreedom · 6 replies · 364+ views
    Daily News Egypt ^ | February 1, 2009 | Naomi Wolf
    On his second full day in office, President Barack Obama made a major gesture toward restoring the Constitution and the rule of law by signing two executive orders: one closed the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and the other restored America to the company of civilized nations by closing so-called “black sites” that facilitated state-sanctioned torture. Nice start, and the credit goes both to Obama and to the millions of Americans who stood up and took risks to fight against gathering tyranny. But it is not enough. There is a speech that we still need to hear, detailing five tasks that,...
  • Alberta’s oilsands create ‘big carbon footprint,’ Obama says

    02/18/2009 11:39:01 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 90 replies · 3,197+ views
    canada.com ^ | February 17, 2009 | Jason Fekete
    CALGARY - U.S. President Barack Obama says Alberta's oilsands industry "creates a big carbon footprint" that leaves Canada and America facing an environmental dilemma about how to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from energy development. He also says he's eyeing carbon capture and storage as a possible solution. As the public-relations war between industry and environmental groups heats up over the oilsands - the second-largest oil reserves on the planet next to Saudi Arabia - the massive development in northern Alberta has clearly caught the eye of the 44th U.S. president. Obama has previously vowed to end America's addiction to "dirty, dwindling...