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  • Vice Retracts Articles About Donald Trump’s Animatronic Robot at Disney World

    06/28/2017 12:09:50 PM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | 6/28/2017 | Todd Spangler
    Vice Media’s Motherboard tech site has retracted two articles — supposedly revealing discord at Disney Parks about Donald Trump’s presence in the Hall of Presidents attraction — citing factual errors and questions about sourcing for the pieces. “After a thorough investigation into the sourcing of two stories, ‘Here’s the Secret Backstage Trump Drama at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents’ and ‘Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Donald Trump “Hall of Presidents” Installation,’ and the identification of several factual errors, we have decided to retract both pieces,” Motherboard said in an editorial note posted Wednesday in place of the two articles....
  • Will The Resistance Protest? Trump Figure Will Speak At Disney’s Hall Of Presidents

    06/28/2017 7:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2017 | John Sexton
    Every time a new American president is elected, the Disney company shuts down its Hall of Presidents attraction in order to add a new animatronic figure to the show. This year the resistance made sure that things weren’t business as usual. A petition was started as soon as the attraction closed to ensure that the new figure representing President Trump would not be allowed to speak.Monday we learned that, despite partisan efforts to silence him, the president’s animatronic doppelganger will get a speaking role in the show, just like previous presidents. But according to one source who spoke to...
  • Trump team battling Disney over speech in ‘Hall of Presidents’ attraction: report

    06/27/2017 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | June 27,2017 | By Mallory Shelbourne
    President Trump’s team has reportedly been battling Walt Disney World Imagineers over the president’s speech for The Hall of Presidents’ exhibit in Magic Kingdom. A source described to Vice the back-and-forth between Disney and Trump’s aides, who have insisted that they will write the speech Trump’s robot will give during the attraction. "When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year," the source explained to Vice, "Trump's people said, 'We'll be writing the speech that the President's Audio-Animatronic figure will be saying.'" The Imagineers for speeches have in the past worked with the various presidents’ teams to write...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson read James Madison's debate notes?

    06/24/2017 9:22:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    This is fully conjecture, but I'm convinced that the answer is yes. During the time in which Wilson was inventing the concept of the "living and breathing constitution", Wilson made the following observations: (Constitutional Government, page 55) The government of the United States was constructed upon the Whig theory of political dynamics, which was a sort of unconscious copy of the Newtonian theory of the universe [see: Newtonian government]. In our own day, whenever we discuss the structure or development of anything, whether in nature or in society, we consciously or unconsciously follow Darwin; but before Darwin, they followed Newton....
  • In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2017 11:50:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/17 | Michael Memoli
    Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences. While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of President Trump — or perhaps in reaction to that obsession — a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.
  • I Never Knew That Abraham Lincoln Ordered The Largest MASS HANGING IN US HISTORY, Or Why He Did It

    06/17/2017 6:14:26 PM PDT · by plain talk · 465 replies
    The Daily Check ^ | May 29, 2017
    People think that Abe Lincoln was such a benevolent President. He was actually a bit of a tyrant. He attacked the Confederate States of America, who seceded from the Union due to tax and tariffs. (If you think it was over slavery, you need to find a real American history book written before 1960.) This picture is of 38 Santee Sioux Indian men that were ordered to be executed by Abraham Lincoln for treaty violations (IE: hunting off of their assigned reservation). So, on December 26, 1862, the “Great Emancipator” ordered the largest mass execution in American History, where the...
  • Happy 100th birthday, John F. Kennedy

    05/29/2017 7:44:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2017
    John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old on Monday, were he still alive. The 35th president of the United States was killed in 1963, midway through his term in office, but he is revered today as one of the most towering figures in modern American politics.
  • For the Record: Democrats Called For Last 4 GOP Presidents To be Impeached

    05/21/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    While the lying mainstream makes it seem that Democrats are onto something with impeachment talk of President Trump, they fail to show that Democrats have called for the impeachment of GOP presidents in ‘81, ’83, ’84, ’91, ’04, ‘05, and ‘07.Investors Business Daily reported: The fact that some Democrats are already calling for the impeachment of President Trump is hardly news. What is news is the fact that even some ardent liberals are worried that reflexively jumping on the impeachment bandwagon is folly. According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of...
  • Nixon and Trump, Then and Now

    05/09/2017 5:33:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects. First, the presidency of Richard Nixon, in whose White House I served from its first day to its last, covered in my new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever." The second has been the astonishing campaign of Donald Trump and his first 100-plus days as president. In many ways, the two men could not have been more different. Trump is a showman, a performer, a real estate deal-maker, born to wealth, who revels in the material blessings his...
  • Reform of Presidential Pensions Proposed [semi-satire]

    05/08/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are planning to introduce legislation that would take a former president's other sources of income into account in determining the size of his or her pension. "Look, the $207,800 per year currently awarded to the nation's ex-presidents is there to ensure that someone who has served can live comfortably," Chaffetz argued. "However, as things currently stand, ex-presidents are cashing in when they retire. They write books and give speeches and make millions every year. The pension is tiny in comparison. What our bill would do is reduce the pension by the...
  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832

    05/02/2017 11:02:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | 10 Dec 1832 | Andrew Jackson
    President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832 Whereas a convention, assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an ordinance, by which they declare that the several acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States, purporting to be laws for the imposing of duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities, and now having actual operation and effect within the United States, and more especially “two acts for the same purposes, passed on the 29th of May, 1828, and on the 14th of July, 1832, are unauthorized by the Constitution of the United...
  • A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833 (Supports Trump on Secession)

    05/02/2017 10:35:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | May 1, 1833 | Andrew Jackson
    A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833, to Rev. A.J. Crawford Washington, May 1st, 1833 My Dear Sir--- I have just received your letter of the 6th ultimo, and have only time in reply to say that General Coffee well understood Mr. Shackleford, and urged your nomination in his stead. I had nominated you; but, on the serious importunity of Col King, your Senator, with General Coffee, the change was adopted, and you nominated for the office you now fill. The Senate cannot remove you, and I am sure your faithfullness and honesty will...
  • Trump Trolled Over Bizarre, Baffling Claim About Avoiding the Civil War

    05/01/2017 1:52:30 PM PDT · by detective · 135 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2017 | Brian Flood
    Twitter went wild on Monday morning over President Trump’s comments in praise of slave owner Andrew Jackson, and his declaration that the seventh president of the United States would have prevented the Civil War. “Why was there the Civil War?” Trump even asked. Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War started. His term as president ended 24 years before the war kicked off.
  • The Perfect Dictatorship: Mexicans tell the truth

    05/01/2017 8:48:13 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    NPR.org (Latin America) ^ | 22 October 2014 | Carrie Kahn
    A new film in Mexico opens this week (3 years ago) about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality. A new movie playing in Mexican theaters not only has a provocative title and an equally incendiary plot but incredible timing too. "The Perfect Dictatorship" is a political black comedy by Mexico's controversial filmmaker Luis Estrada. It opened last week, as the real life story of 43 kidnapped students abducted by corrupt cops working for crooked politicians, dominates the news there. (SNIP) UNIDENTIFIED...
  • Donald Trump: I Have ‘No Relationship’ With Barack Obama

    05/01/2017 7:19:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Kaitlan Collins
    Donald Trump said he has no relationship with Barack Obama. In an interview with “CBS This Morning” Monday, the president was asked about his relationship with his predecessor after he made claims on Twitter that the Obama administration ordered a wiretap against Trump Tower before the presidential election. (Photo: CBS screen grab) “Well, he was very nice to me, but after that we’ve had some difficulties,” Trump said. “So, it doesn’t matter. Words are less important to me than deeds. You saw what happened with surveillance, and everybody saw what happened with surveillance.” “You saw what happened with surveillance,” he...
  • Columbia University Students Cast Thomas Jefferson in KKK Hood

    04/22/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 82 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4-22-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Black students at Columbia University protested a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson last week by covering the statue, which stands in front of the journalism building, with a Ku Klux Klan hood and posing with signs disparaging Columbia University for celebrating the legacy of a man they regard as a white supremacist, hypocrite, rapist and a “symbol of violence against Black and brown bodies and their consciousness.” The group protesting, Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD), compiled a statement of complaints on its web site condemning the 103-year-old statue of a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaraton of Independence, Thomas...
  • Our Three Presidents Born in 1946

    04/14/2017 1:10:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Michael Barone
    With the inauguration of Donald Trump this year, we have now had, for the first time in our history, three American presidents who were born in the same year. There have been three pairs of presidents born in the same year -- the very dissimilar John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, in 1767; Richard Nixon and his surprise successor, Gerald Ford, in 1913; and Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, in 1924. Now we've had three presidents who were born in calendar year 1946: Bill Clinton (in August), George W. Bush (in July) and Donald Trump (in June). Note...
  • Professor Horrified to Learn Daughter likes George Washington, Tells her he was Racist

    03/15/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/15/17 | Aurelius
    Professor Jennifer Harvey took to the New York Times yesterday to ask: “Are We Raising Racists?” She begins her article by recounting how “dismayed” she was that her daughter admired George Washington. Her daughter was “signing the praises” of the first President, which surprised Dr. Harvey. “I was dismayed,” she writes, “that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history.” Her 7-year-old daughter, she felt, needed to know the whole story. Eventually, her daughter asked her about news. Professor Harvey, after discussing ethics violations with her 7-year-old,...
  • Trump: a Super-Hi IQ Behind Unwavering Loyalty to Voters

    03/13/2017 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 85 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/13/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    President Trump "has a staggering IQ of 163, making him the second smartest president in history, behind John Quincy Adams at 169," says the latest issue of THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER. The magazine is providing Americans with details about our new leader even as the outdated MSM denigrates him with every newscast. A special investigation and analysis of President Trump says he is a highly focused, driven and charismatic genius who thinks outside the box! Keep in mind that his detractors also denigrate the millions of Americans who voted for him and who are turning off their cable boxes. Trump's flashes...