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  • 'Genius' Rats Are Wreaking Havoc on Washington, DC

    12/14/2018 2:27:08 AM PST · by Duke C. · 33 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/14/18 | Catie Keck
    Washington, DC, has a serious rat problem on its hands, and it has little to do with the shady goings-on at some of the highest levels of government. No, we’re talking real, honest to god rat kings who are wreaking havoc on the nation’s capital. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the DC region is facing a serious problem with Rattus Norvegicus, or the brown rat, an infestation that’s being exacerbated by both a population spike as well as mild winters. With their numbers on the rise, DC now trails New York and Los Angeles for its rat population, the...
  • Pelosi creates leadership position for Barbara Lee (white privilege)

    12/05/2018 2:55:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/18 | HEATHER CAYGLE
    Rep. Barbara Lee will be joining the House Democratic leadership team, filling a key void for the caucus after its elections earlier this week left the group without a woman of color in the top ranks. Lee is expected to fill a new position being created by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to oversee the Steering and Policy Committee, the panel that determines committee assignments for Democrats. Pelosi’s decision expands leadership of the panel from two co-chairs to three. The decision to elevate Lee comes as a group of House Democrats, disappointed by both Lee’s narrow loss in the race for...
  • Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting (white privilege?)

    12/02/2018 3:16:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/29/18 | RACHAEL BADE, JOHN BRESNAHAN, HEATHER CAYGLE
    **SNIP** But Pelosi, huddled in her office in the second floor of the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, wouldn’t answer them. Instead, the California Democrat launched into a lengthy monologue about how successful she’d been throughout her career and how 2020 is a presidential year, so voters wouldn’t care who the speaker was next election. “They went in hoping to begin some type of conversation about a transition to leadership and it never even left the ground,” said one source familiar with the conversation. Pelosi and her three biggest critics are talking past each other — and it appears unlikely that they...
  • Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Proposal Now Backed by 15 House Democrats

    11/30/2018 6:19:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Ecowatch ^ | 11/29/18 | Lorraine Chow
    **SNIP** Here are the 15 House Democrats supporting the measure: Jared Huffman (CA-02) Ro Khanna (CA-17) Ted Lieu (CA-33) John Lewis (GA-05) Joe Neguse (CO-02) Chellie Pingree (ME-01) Jamie Raskin (MD-08) Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) Ilhan Omar (MN-05) Deb Halland (NM-01) Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) José E. Serrano (NY-15) Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) The proposal also has the support of nearly 100 environmental, economic and social justice organizations, according to the Sunrise Movement. To build momentum, the youth climate group is organizing another mass action at the Capitol on Dec. 10, right before Congress breaks for the...
  • Pelosi still short on votes to be House speaker as 35 Democrats withhold support

    11/29/2018 3:44:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/18 | Seth McLaughlin, Tom Howell Jr.
    Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday easily cleared the first hurdle on her path to reclaiming the House speakership by winning the Democrats’ nomination. Her top two lieutenants also renewed their leases on leadership jobs in the next Congress, meaning House Democrats will likely be led by the same team that has reigned for the past dozen years, taking them to the heights of power, suffering colossal defeats and ascending once again. **SNIP** She managed to win over a batch of converts Wednesday by striking a deal with nine Democrats in the Problem Solvers Caucus. She agreed to rules changes that would...
  • Obama: America Has a ‘Great Smugness’ About Wealth, Status

    11/28/2018 10:28:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 18 | Trent Baker
    While speaking Tuesday at Rice University’s Baker Center with author Jon Meacham and former White House chief of staff, James Baker, former President Barack Obama discussed identity politics and its history regarding race in the United States. Obama said that America, particularly American elites, have had a history of “great smugness” when it comes to wealth and status, Partial transcript as follows: OBAMA: We did not adapt quickly enough to the fact that there were people being left behind. And that frustrations were going to flare up and that all of these changes that were happening were happening really quick,...
  • Problem Solvers Dems: We 'cannot support' Pelosi for Speaker 'at this time'

    11/23/2018 7:56:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    A band of Democrats who are demanding House rule reforms have yet to reach a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the group announced Friday, putting up a potential roadblock in Pelosi’s quest to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel. Nine Democrats on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have vowed to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul the House rules. Pelosi, who has been open to such changes, met with the group last week and promised to put in writing the changes to which she would commit. But the Democrats say they have yet to receive...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won't Be the One to Finally Make Socialism Work

    11/23/2018 6:05:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Mises ^ | 11/22/18 | William L. Anderson
    **SNIP** It is doubly-ironic that Ocasio-Cortez was an economics major at Boston University, although one doubts that economics taught there would differ from the usual statism that dominates most college economics programs. One doubts that she intellectually internalized anything that would resemble price theory and certainly would not be able to identify anything resembling a shortage or surplus. That she will advocate for government intervention and establishment of programs that almost certainly will lead to shortages should not be lost on anyone. The editors of The Nation and the New York Times may have convinced themselves that a young woman...
  • OBAMA TRASHES TRUMP: ‘CONFUSED, BLIND, SHROUDED WITH HATE ... MOMMY ISSUES’

    11/20/2018 10:31:14 AM PST · by seanmerc · 78 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 20 Nov 18 | Tom Elliott
    Former President Obama took more veiled shots at his predecessor Monday night, suggesting that the reason the U.S. is not taking more direct action against climate change is because of “hate, anger, racism — mommy issues.” Obama appeared at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, where author Dave Eggers interviewed him about ways to mobilize Americans toward creating social change.
  • Is this Britain's biggest ever rat? Exterminator says he has broken record by catching monster [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:32:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rory Tingle
    A pest controller has snared a monster 21-inch long rat he believes is the biggest ever caught in Britain. Terry Walker, 53, was working with his trusty dog Max when they trapped the enormous creature as it was shuffling from beneath some rubbish behind a row of shops in Bournemouth on Friday. The catch means Mr Walker has regained the record he lost last year to rival exterminator Daren George.
  • Schumer’s Dems see silver lining in midterm losses

    11/10/2018 7:14:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/10/18 | ELANA SCHOR, BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats aren’t changing course, despite all those second-guessing them. Their vulnerable incumbents were free to ignore liberal orthodoxy over the past two years, but at least three red-state Democrats still went down hard in the midterms. And as 2020 looms, the party faces a steep challenge in clawing back to the Senate majority. But Democrats are finding only a bright side in Tuesday’s results, and are showing no sign of shifting strategies to try to shore up their performance in states President Donald Trump carried. In fact, they took heart in a GOP that’s “sliding in...
  • Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race

    11/08/2018 10:45:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | James Varney
    Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday in Florida, demanding a recount they insist will ultimately declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner and with defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession. Mr. Nelson had already signaled his intention to fight the results, but Mr. Gillum’s surprise announcement further roils the electoral waters in the Sunshine State. Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, beat Mr. Gillum, the left-wing mayor of Tallahassee, in the unofficial results and Mr. Gillum conceded shortly before midnight last Tuesday. But in a brief statement Thursday, he appeared to...
  • Hilarious moment terrified feline is chased away by a RAT it was trying to catch [tr]

    11/08/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Danyal Hussain
    This is the amazing moment a cat is sent scurrying away in fright by a rat it was chasing. The hilarious footage was filmed in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on November 5. It shows the black cat stalking after the rat before yelping in shock when the rodent turns the tables on it.
  • Chelsea Handler Goes Nude to Urge America to ‘Vote Like Your Life Depends on It’ [PICTURES]

    11/05/2018 1:54:59 PM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 18 | Justin Caruso
    Comedian and left-wing activist Chelsea Handler stripped nude to promote voting in Tuesday’s midterm elections in a new video she posted on social media. “You have to vote like your life depends on it! Vote!” Chelsea Handler said in an Instagram story where she appeared naked. This post comes as many Hollywood stars are getting involved in the midterm elections in favor of Democrats. Handler has been engaging in the important act of examining her “white privilege” President Donald Trump’s America.
  • Scares for Bill Maher, Michael Moore in wake of mail bomb threats

    10/31/2018 12:06:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 10 replies
    Page Six ^ | 30 Oct 18 | Ian Mohr
    There was a scare in Hollywood on Monday when a suspicious package addressed to Bill Maher was reported to authorities — and the powerhouse management firm that reps the comic had to evacuate its offices. Sources told Page Six that Brillstein Entertainment — which reps Maher, as well as Brad Pitt, Rob Lowe and Courteney Cox — had been warned by authorities that Maher’s name was on a list of potential targets by alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc, as was Brillstein’s Wilshire Blvd. address.
  • Barbra Streisand: ‘Doesn’t matter’ if I offend Trump supporters with my music

    10/31/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Barbra Streisand: ‘Doesn’t matter’ if I offend Trump supporters with my music By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 10/31/18 09:24 AM EDT American singer Barbra Streisand said "it doesn’t matter" if her new music offends supporters of President Trump in an interview with New York Times released Tuesday. Streisand discussed her new, politically driven album "Walls," which does not hold back in its criticism. "I would lie awake at night with Trump’s outrages running through my head, and I had to do another album for Columbia Records, so I thought, why not make an album about what’s on my mind?" she...
  • The Obamas might make a TV show about disorder in the Trump administration for Netflix

    10/31/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies
    The Week ^ | 31 Oct 18 | The Week
    Is former President Barack Obama about to unleash one long subtweet against his successor in the form of a Netflix show? Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to adapt Michael Lewis' book The Fifth Risk as part of their overall deal with Netflix, Deadline reported Wednesday. Lewis' book describes the disorder within the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce that took place during the transition between the Obama administration to the Trump administration.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider running for office if someone 'steps down or retires'

    10/25/2018 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider running for office if someone 'steps down or retires' By Aris Folley - 10/25/18 12:24 PM EDT Chelsea Clinton said in a recent interview that she hasn’t ruled out running for office in the future, saying if “someone were to step down or retire” she may be open to the idea. "I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me," Clinton, the daughter of former President Clinton and former Secretary...
  • Maxine Waters responds to mailed bombs: 'I ain't scared'

    10/25/2018 7:40:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2017 | Aris Folley
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) said in a new interview that she "ain’t scared" after being targeted by two packages containing pipe bombs. "We have to keep to doing what we're doing in order to make this country right; that’s what I intend to do, and as the young people say, 'I ain't scared,'" Waters told Blavity. The California Democrat also called on President Trump to "take responsibility for the kind of violence that we are seeing for the first time in different ways," in the wake of multiple explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats.
  • Pittsburgh Democrats oust official for posting ‘I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross’

    10/19/2018 1:38:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/19/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Allegheny County Democrat Party in Pennsylvania has forced the resignation of its executive director after just one month on the job, for a pair of social media postings, including one expressing reverence for the American flag and Christian cross. The party hired Marine and Gulf War veteran Mark Salvas as executive director in September, CBS Pittsburgh reports, but asked him to resign last week after uncovering a year-old Facebook post declaring, “I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross”; and a July post in which his wife sought donations for the legal defense of a police officer...