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  • Ocasio-Cortez hits back after Trump laughs off her Green Deal: failed ‘HS term paper’ at Texas rally

    02/12/2019 8:33:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 147 replies ^ | February 12, 2019 | Frieda Powers
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not handle President Donald Trump’s mockery of her controversial “Green New Deal” and ripped into him for his comments during a rally. The New York Democrat fired back at the president after he ridiculed the proposal during a rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday where he called it a “massive government takeover that would destroy the incredible economic gains” made in the nation. “It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,” Trump said. “I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car or taking away your airplane flights....
  • Kirsten Gillibrand doesn’t know how to eat fried chicken (seriously)

    02/10/2019 11:22:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 199 replies ^ | 2-10-2019 | Sam J.
    Full Title: "But what about the HOT SAUCE?! Kirsten Gillibrand doesn’t know how to eat fried chicken (seriously) annnd we’re officially DEAD" Have we mentioned how much fun the Democratic Primary is going to be? Dude. If we were Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, or even Elizabeth Warren, we would SO give Kirsten Gillibrand a hard time about not knowing how to eat fried chicken. Seriously. How can you not know how to do this if you live in America? Wait, don’t answer that. "Eventually the food is served & Gillibrand starts to eat her fried chicken with a fork. She...
  • Human Rights court to deliver huge ruling on surveillance

    02/09/2019 7:46:44 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 2/8/3029 | unknown
    The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber is preparing to deliver a major ruling on government surveillance tactics, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The court has agreed to review Big Brother Watch v. U.K., a case that already has resulted in condemnation of federal spying from a panel of the court. Amnesty International explained the case centers on Britain’s “bulk surveillance powers” and will be viewed as a precedent elsewhere. Amnesty leads a coalition of human rights organizations seeking a definitive judgment that would end bulk interception of communications. The issue also has been in the courts in the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says Trump 'scared' after he vows America will 'never be a socialist country'

    02/05/2019 11:13:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump vowed during his State of the Union address on Tuesday that "America will never be a socialist country," in an apparent rebuke to self-described Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders that drew loud cheers and a standing ovation from Republicans in the House chamber -- as well as supportive applause from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In response, after the speech, Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News: “I thought it was great. I think he’s scared." The progressive firebrand pointedly did not applaud as Trump condemned human trafficking and illegal immigration in his address, and she often stared...
  • Vegans Are Seriously Angry With Hyundai’s Super Bowl Commercial

    02/04/2019 4:59:19 PM PST · by Dahoser · 63 replies ^ | 2-4-2019 | Tabatha Fabray
    Vegans across the globe have tweeted their anger at the recent Hyundai Super Bowl advert that compared a vegan dinner party to root canal surgery, jury duty, being stuck in the middle seat on a plane and having 'the talk' with your teenage child.
  • Asian kids in specialized high schools would plummet under proposed admissions changes (New York)

    02/01/2019 5:22:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2019 | Selim Algar
    The number of Asian kids admitted to the city’s specialized high schools would plummet by roughly half under City Hall’s proposed admissions revamp, according to a new report. The analysis by the nonpartisan Independent Budget Office found that Asians would get 31 percent of offers under the proposal — compared to the 61 percent who enrolled as freshmen for the 2017-2018 school year. “This is an independent corroboration of our worst fears,” said Wai Wah Chin of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York. “You don’t promote justice for one group by promoting injustice for another group.”
  • SNL predicted AOC perfectly with "Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With"

    Weekend Update: Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With on Christmas - SNLMaybe everybody knew about this before, but I didn't. Somebody sent me a link to this SNL sketch from 9 years ago and it's sorta incredible. It's a note-perfect impersonation of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before they even knew who she was. Enjoy it with her in mind, because they'll never make fun of her intentionally at this level of laughs. And they'll all be personally offended at all who notice the unintentional accuracy. (and that's just sposed to be septible?) I think Ben Shapiro had something to...
  • Marshawn Lynch calls Trump a '[bleep],' blasts Oakland gentrification

    01/19/2019 5:45:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2019 | Eric Ting
    During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch discussed President Trump, gentrification in Oakland, Colin Kaepernick and more.
  • Ghostbusters resurrected: Jason Reitman will direct a new film set in the original universe

    01/15/2019 6:24:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 15, 2019 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full-trance mediums, the Loch Ness Monster and the theory of Atlantis? If so, good news — there’s a new Ghostbusters movie in the works. Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman. “I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set....
  • David Hogg responds to Trump address: 'No one is illegal on stolen land'

    01/09/2019 10:45:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 160 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | By Victor Morton
    Incoming Harvard student David Hogg apparently believes the United States is not a legitimate nation with rights to its territory. The gun-control advocate responded to President Trump’s speech on illegal immigration and the crisis at the border by implying that the United States is “stolen land.”
  • David Hogg Goes to College

    01/03/2019 2:23:23 PM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 1/3/2019 | Aaron Brown
    David Hogg, supposed victim of the Parkland shooting and anti-gun activist, got the letter 42,749 applicants hope to receive from Harvard: an acceptance letter. In 2018, Harvard accepted only 4.59 percent of applicants, roughly 1,900 persons. Once Hogg’s tweet that announced the good news went viral, eyebrows across the United States were raised in befuddlement. Hogg’s highest SAT score is 1270, and the average SAT score for admissions into Harvard is roughly 1480. Americans who ascribe to the ideology of meritocracy rightfully struggle with the idea that Hogg is able to meet Harvard requirements with a score approximately 200 points...
  • Ankle boots with bare calves make women look like hillbillies [vanity]

    12/29/2018 3:52:15 PM PST · by NobleFree · 244 replies
    self | Dec 29, 2018 | self
    Just had to get this off my chest. This "fashion" is epidemic at the Chicago office where I work.

    12/29/2018 7:00:52 AM PST · by WellyP · 168 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Dec. 2018 | Christopher Carborne
    Facebook's massive, secret rulebook for policing speech reveals inconsistencies, gaps and biases... A Message from Yahoo Search What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more What is psoriatic arthritis? Look for symptoms, causes & more The rulebook's details were revealed Thursday night thanks to a Facebook employee who leaked over 1,400 pages of the speech policing rulebook to the Times because he "feared that the company was exercising too much power, with too little oversight — and making too many mistakes."
  • Leading Chinese Marxist student taken away by police on Mao's birthday

    12/26/2018 12:03:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 26, 2018 | Christian Shepherd, and Ben Blanchard
    Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, on the sensitive anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, whose legacy remains deeply contested. Qiu Zhanxuan, head of the Peking University Marxist Society, was grabbed and forced into a black car outside the east gate of Peking University by a group of heavy-set men who identified themselves as police, a student told Reuters.
  • David Hogg Plans to Major in Political Science At Harvard; Harvard Doesn’t Offer (T)

    12/26/2018 9:44:23 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 12/23/2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    Many questioned anti-Second Amendment activist David Hogg’s acceptance to Harvard, which he announced via Twitter on Saturday, considering that he openly complained about his high school grades and the fact that he achieved only a 1270 on his SAT test. “David Hogg is heading to Harvard despite an SAT score of 1270. The bottom 25% at Harvard have an average SAT score of 1460,” College Fix noted. But still, the left wing media swooned after Hogg announced that he was headed to the Ivy League school in Cambridge, Mass. “Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard...
  • Weak 15: Empty Seats Abound, As the NFL Season Winds Down

    12/17/2018 7:32:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    There are only two more weekends of regular season NFL play after this weekend. However, for many teams Week 15 has become Weak 15, as many fans have once again decided to stay home. If the reaction of the fans is any indication, the most ridiculed team of the league for attendance this weekend is the Cincinnati Bengals. Many fans took to Twitter to comment on the sparse attendance at Cincy’s Paul Brown Stadium, when Oakland Raiders came to town:

    12/14/2018 4:32:03 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 92 replies
    She aged beautifully. Made me want to be in Clint's company even if I'm just another one of them. In my mid 60's now-hope to outlive her. It might be that true happiness is engaging in good sex early and often with someone special no matter how much hurt comes along. Keeping in touch afterwards would be painful but good. Hate to see her go but taking time out to cry over lost loves would make us more human.
  • UN Officials: Caravan Rhetoric Violating 'Right to Mental Health' of Migrants and 'General Public'

    11/28/2018 12:04:10 PM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 11/28/2018 | Bridgette Johnson
    roup of United Nations officials advised the United States that rhetoric surrounding the migrant caravan "has detrimental effects on the right to mental health not only of migrants" and also on "the general public." Letters were sent to the governments of the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, asking that migrants traveling from Central America to request asylum at the U.S. border have their human rights protected and have their humanitarian needs -- food, water, healthcare, sanitation, etc. -- fully addressed. “Rather than fueling tensions with hate speech and threats, governments should work together to tackle inequality, poverty, social exclusion, violence,...
  • Gina Rodriguez slammed after saying Black actresses are paid more than Latina Stars

    11/25/2018 7:00:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Trio ^ | November 24, 2018 | Ny Magee
    Actress Gina Rodriguez is catching flack and being schooled by social media users after saying Black actresses get paid more than Asian and Latina stars. As noted by, during a roundtable talk with TV actress Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts, Rodriguez explained her fears and reservations with discussing the Hollywood pay gap. “I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares Sarah Palin to 'grandpa emails' in Twitter feud

    11/21/2018 2:54:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 20, 2018
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are trading barbs on Twitter. “Now that’s *TWO* fallen GOP Vice Pres candidates going after a freshman Congresswoman that’s not even sworn in yet,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Isn’t it a little early to be bringing out the big guns? Especially when they look like the FWD:RE:FWD:WATCH THIS grandpa emails from the ‘08 election they lost.” The spat began after Palin, running mate to Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008, tweeted on Monday: “YIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE In 1 Statement.”