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  • Elvis Wasn’t Racist. Neither Is Giving Him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/17/2018 11:00:03 AM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Mark Hemingway
    Even if Elvis popularized an art form that people of another race largely invented, it’s hard to argue that a lots and lots of successful black artists didn’t walk right through the doors he opened. Presley was initially a hero among black musicians in Memphis for that reason, and there’s no reason to think Elvis himself was racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. In 1956, it was reported the ‘“the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon cracked Memphis’s segregation laws” by attending the Memphis Fairgrounds amusement park “during what is designated as ‘colored night.’”Elvis’s personal reputation for being opposed to racism is...
  • Man apologizes for yelling 'Heil Hitler, heil Trump' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' performance

    11/16/2018 3:37:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 16, 2018 | Sarah Meehan
    The man who shouted “Heil Hitler, heil Trump” at a Baltimore performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” apologized Friday for his outburst, saying he chose the wrong words when he was attempting to compare President Donald Trump to the Nazi leader. Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, said the play, which tells the story of a Jewish family facing persecution in tsarist Russia, reminded him of Trump’s immigration policies. His comparison “came out wrong” and was “beyond a mistake” he said during an interview at his home in Joppa. “Instantly it was like, ‘Oh my God, what did you do?’ ”...
  • The 'Heil Trump' guy actually hates Trump (that's why he said 'Heil Trump')

    11/15/2018 6:54:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2018 08:57 PM | iana Lowe
    A disruption at a Baltimore performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" made national news today. A man stood up before the act break of the seminal Jewish musical and shouted, "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump," holding his arm out in a Nazi salute. The story ran like wildfire, with national outlets and reporters picking up the Baltimore Sun's story of the "pro-Nazi and pro-Trump" salute. There's just one problem: The police report investigating the incident clearly states that the man loathes President Trump. In the police report obtained by the Washington Examiner, the reporting officer, Jake Aumack, says: "During my interview...
  • Joy Behar Slams Country Music Awards for Not Attacking Trump: 'Emergency...Everybody Should Be[tr]

    11/15/2018 2:09:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    Thursday on ABC’s The View, co-host Joy Behar slammed Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards show for staying out of politics. As nearly every entertainment awards show has made itself part of the resistance against President Trump, Behar was sorely disappointed to see this was one show where Trump’s name wasn’t mentioned. . . Whoopi pointed out that people “voted” to fulfill that duty of resisting Trump. “I'm happy for that,” Behar acknowledged, before touting that she, unlike the country music artists, was willing to take a financial hit in order to be loudly anti-Trump.
  • Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young and More Lose Homes in Woolsey Fire

    11/12/2018 10:39:10 AM PST · by rktman · 99 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | R. Ruben
    In a post on his website, Young said he hoped the calamitous fires would urged people to take action on the impact of climate change. “Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another,” he wrote. “Hopefully we can come together as a people to take climate change on. We have the tools and could do it if we tried. There is no downside.”
  • Michelle Obama: I stopped even trying to smile during Trump’s inauguration.

    11/12/2018 8:07:13 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Michelle Obama says in her new book that she stopped “even trying to smile” during President Trump’s 2017 inauguration. She writes in her book that the celebratory feel during her husband’s two inaugurations was gone when Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. The former first lady opened up about her criticism of Trump in her book, writing that she would “never forgive” him for spreading the “birther” conspiracy theory that her husband wasn't a natural-born citizen of the U.S. "The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," Obama writes....
  • Rick Wilson: Trump Was ‘One Millisecond’ From Calling April Ryan The ‘N-Word’

    11/11/2018 5:38:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 110 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2018 | Mike Brest
    Staunch anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson claimed Friday night that President Donald Trump nearly called April Ryan the “N-word” during his contentious exchange with the reporter earlier this week. The panel on Friday’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” consisted of Wilson, Nina Turner, and Alice Stewart. They were discussing the president’s heated remarks towards journalists of color this week.
  • Image of Donald Trump improves among French people

    11/09/2018 8:35:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies ^ | 9 November 2018 10:01 CET+01:00
    Fewer French people have a negative image of American President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed and there’s one main reason why. However the French are (far?) from desperate to have their own version of Trump in the Elysée Palace. The poll that was carried out after the midterm elections this week revealed that 65 percent of French people have a negative opinion of Donald Trump. While that means there’s still a clear majority who are not fans of the divisive US president, that figure is actually a drop of 16 percentage points in one year, suggesting that the...
  • Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal

    11/09/2018 1:13:45 PM PST · by Heff · 93 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/2018 | By Joe Palazzolo,
    As a presidential candidate in August 2015, Donald Trump huddled with a longtime friend, media executive David Pecker, in his cluttered 26th floor Trump Tower office and made a request. What can you do to help my campaign? he asked, according to people familiar with the meeting
  • Thousands pack Times Square in support of Mueller investigation

    11/08/2018 6:36:45 PM PST · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | 9:12pm | Allie Griffin and Ben Feuerherd
    Thousands of protesters packed Times Square on Thursday evening to demonstrate against President Trump firing Secretary of State Jeff Sessions — a move they view as a threat to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. The crowd of about 4,000 formed in Times Square at about 5 p.m. and headed south on Broadway toward Union Square. Some held signs that read “Trump is not above the law” and “Protect Mueller!” The crowd also chanted “No excuse! Must recuse!” as they rallied in Times Square, according to video of the protest.
  • Newly emboldened Democrats want healthcare protected - and Trump impeached: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    11/08/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2018 | by Chris Kahn
    WASHINGTON - Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll: Protect their healthcare and impeach President Donald Trump. The poll released on Thursday found that 43 percent of people who identified as Democrats want impeachment to be a top priority for Congress. That goal was second in priority only to healthcare. “I want him out of office,” said Aprille Evans-Wright, 73, a mobile home park manager in Reno, Nevada, who responded to the poll. “He won’t show us his tax returns....
  • Are-Texas-suburbs-slipping-away-Republicans

    11/07/2018 8:08:46 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 147 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | ALEXA URA, CHRIS ESSIG AND DARLA CAMERON
    ....Counties that haven’t voted for a Democrat in decades turned out for Beto O’Rourke in his unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and he picked up enough support in ruby red Republican counties to force Cruz into single-digit wins. ... Tuesday night's results suggest that the Republican firewall in the suburbs could be cracking....
  • Political Parties Can No Longer Harness Their Bases

    11/07/2018 10:15:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    It is perhaps the central irony of our politics today: We live in an incredibly polarized and partisan moment, but our political parties have never been weaker. As odd as it sounds, political parties in democracies have an important anti-democratic function. Traditionally, the parties shaped the choices put to voters. Long before voters decided anything in the primary or general elections, party bosses worked to groom good candidates, weed out bad ones, organize interests and frame issues. In the modern era, the story of party decline usually begins in the aftermath of the 1968 presidential election. The move toward primaries...
  • Trumpworld exodus expected as White House braces for Democratic gains

    11/06/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 6, 2018
    A wave of Trump administration departures is expected after midterm election votes are counted Tuesday, as speculation swirls within the White House and among President Trump’s outside supporters. Some aides are expected to join Trump’s re-election campaign, as long-embattled officials run out their welcome or skip town to avoid congressional probes if Democrats retake the House. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a lot of turnover. That’s pretty natural after your first midterm,” said American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp. “It’s going to be two years toward re-election, and everyone who serves in a senior-level capacity has to be able...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Get Out the Vote Ad Warns Trump’s America Heading Toward Nazism

    11/04/2018 3:50:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in an ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign this weekend, warning that the United States is heading toward a political reality similar to that of Nazi Germany unless President Donald Trump’s power is restrained. “Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins. “We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue...
  • Poll: Trump Turns Liberals into Fat Drunks as Democrats Are More Likely to Eat Their Feelings, Drink

    11/04/2018 1:00:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 4, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    A recently released YouGov poll has found that due to political anxieties, Democrats are more likely to "eat their feelings" and drink more than their Republican counterparts. However, these same people were also more likely to exercise to reduce stress associated with politics as well. According to a poll commissioned by the Daily Burn and conducted by YouGov, "Democrats are 50% more likely than Republicans to say they’re eating their feelings as a result of the current political climate." But they were also 40% more likely to exercise. Likewise, the report shows that "political pain points have been driving Dems...
  • King of Queens explains trump derangement syndrum

    11/02/2018 12:35:50 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-11-2018 | anon
    this will have everyone laughing because some times it takes a Queer leftist to explain how messed up the extreme left.
  • What Germany and EU are watching in US midterm elections

    11/01/2018 1:46:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.31.2018 | Christian Trippe
    Germans, like many in the European Union, want to know whether US President Donald Trump will tweak his foreign policy should the Democrats win partial control of the legislature next week. […] Elmar Brok, the former chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, told DW that it would be good for “checks and balances” for the Democrats to win control of at least one chamber of the bicameral legislature — most likely the House of Representatives. Brok acknowledged, however, that such an outcome could have a downside: “President...
  • Ex-GOP lawmaker: I voted for Gillum over DeSantis in Florida

    11/01/2018 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Former GOP Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) is one of a number of Republicans voting for Democrat Andrew Gillum over GOP candidate Ron DeSantis in the Florida gubernatorial election, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Jolly told the newspaper Republicans he knows are voting for Gillum in defiance of President Trump. Former Rep. DeSantis has tied himself closely to the president, who has strongly endorsed the candidate. "I've spoken to Republican voters who under-voted in the 2016 presidential race because they couldn't bring themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton," he said. "But this go-round, they're bringing themselves to vote for Andrew...
  • Vote against all Republicans. Every single one.

    10/31/2018 5:42:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    Vote against all Republicans. Every single one. By Max Boot Columnist October 31 at 3:31 PM “I am sick and tired of this administration. I’m sick and tired of what’s going on. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I hope you are, too.” — Joe Biden I’m sick and tired, too. I’m sick and tired of a president who pretends that a caravan of impoverished refugees is an “invasion” by “unknown Middle Easterners” and “bad thugs” — and whose followers on Fox News pretend the refugees are bringing leprosy and smallpox to the United States. (Smallpox...