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  • 'Don't Your Walls Protect You?': Diamond & Silk Call Out Pelosi for Opposing Trump's Wall

    12/16/2018 7:36:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 12/14/2018
    Social media sensations and Fox Nation hosts Diamond & Silk slammed Nancy Pelosi for her stance in the border security funding battle, calling the Democratic leader "out of touch." Pelosi on Thursday called out President Trump for threatening a government shutdown over Congress' failure to approve funding for border security -- including his long-promised wall -- saying the American people don't want a "Trump shutdown." On "Fox & Friends" Friday, Lynnette "Diamond" Hardaway said Trump has followed through on his promise to boost the economy, and now it's time for Congress to approve wall funding so he can follow through...
  • ‘Savage as ever!’ Camille Paglia’s take on 2020 Dem presidential field is not to be missed

    12/16/2018 7:17:07 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/5/2018 | Sarah D.
    Camille Paglia is a rare bird: A liberal who’s not afraid to tell the truth about liberals. In a recent Q & A with Spectator USA, Paglia sounded off about a variety of topics, including the likely class of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. And let’s just say she didn’t mince words: "If the economy continues strong, Trump will be reelected. The Democrats (my party) have been in chaos since the 2016 election and have no coherent message except Trump hatred. Despite the vast pack of potential candidates, no one yet seems to have the edge. I had high hopes for...
  • 'I hope you get rid of Trump soon': Former Mexican President criticizes Donald Trump over the...

    12/16/2018 6:43:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2018 | Leah Mcdonald For
    'I hope you get rid of Trump soon': Former Mexican President criticizes Donald Trump over the death of a migrant girl arrested at US-Mexican border and his tough immigration policies The former President of Mexico said Donald Trump is to blame for the death of a Guatemalan girl who was arrested with her father at the US-Mexico border. Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, 7, died in an El Paso hospital on December 8, 27 hours after she was arrested with her father, 29-year-old Nery Caal, and 163 others trying to enter the US at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry...
  • European Defense Fund could be breaching European treaties, legal opinion says

    12/16/2018 6:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | Alexandra Brzozowski
    The European Defense Fund (EDF) moved closer to becoming reality this week in Strasbourg when MEPs gave it the green light. However, some uncertainties persist as a legal expert opinion obtained by EurActiv suggests that establishing the fund could be violating EU law. […] In the run-up to the vote in the plenary, however, the Left party in the Parliament commissioned a legal opinion to assess whether the EDF is compatible with European Union law. According to Andreas Fischer-Lescano of the University of Bremen, who drafted the legal study, the Lisbon Treaty explicitly prohibits the financing of military or defense...
  • ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush Of Inappropriate Behavior

    12/16/2018 6:24:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 16, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior against Academy Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, who was accused last year of another case of misconduct. Stone said that she has been afraid to talk about her experiences with Rush who she starred in a stage production of The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. According to an interview with the New York Times, she said that he danced naked in front of her, used a mirror to watch her shower and sent erotic text messages. At the time, Stone was 25...
  • Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

    12/16/2018 5:25:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Outraged Democrats vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that could undo the US health care law known as Obamacare, saying on Saturday that they will use their new power in Congress to hold Republicans responsible and “expose their lies.” US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled late Friday that the health insurance reform, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional. The White House said it expects the ruling to be appealed to the Supreme Court. For now, it said in a statement, “the law remains in place.” But Democrats, who have seen the law survive scores of...
  • Christmas in Poland is how Christmas in Europe should be

    12/16/2018 5:05:02 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    It becomes a familiar recipe in Europe: If you want to see a traditional Christmas, head East. While you can barely see the Christmas trees through barricades and road blocks in Germany, in Poland it’s a completely different story. This is Poland: This is the UK, Germany, Sweden, and France:
  • Donald Trump tweets NBC, 'SNL' should be tested by courts after Christmas parody sketch

    12/16/2018 4:31:49 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11/16/18 | Tyler McCarthy
    Donald Trump called for courts to test NBC and “Saturday Night Live” in a fiery tweet on Sunday that followed the final airing of the sketch show until the New Year. “SNL” wrapped up a year of political humor directed at the Trump administration with a parody of the Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in which it posited a world wherein Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, was never elected president of the United States. The sketch, which featured returning guest stars Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller and Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh,...
  • Beards: Manly or Impossible.

    12/16/2018 4:30:13 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    I have had a big bushy gray beard for the last 6 women friends like it (or so they say) and the rest of my friends seem to stand in awe. It is certainly an expression of an inner self...but what is that inner self saying?I have learned to groom this bush without the help of barber. I did go to a beard barber once, but he never asked me where I was headed re: my beard.We need a thread here on FR about beards.Folks who have never had one cannot know the joy...and the pain.
  • Merry Moves! Michelle Obama Has a Dance Session with Santa Claus During Children's Hospital Visit

    12/16/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    People ^ | 12/14/2018 | Karen Mizoguchi
    Michelle Obama is rockin’ around the Christmas tree with Santa Claus, himself. The former first lady, 54, surprised a special group of families at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver on Thursday. During her appearance, Mrs. Obama answered questions alongside Santa Claus and read the holiday classic, The Night Before Christmas. Also during the event, the mother of two — who was in town for her Becoming book tour stop at the Pepsi Center — was asked about her dancing skills by a young fan. Though Mrs. Obama said she was incapable of doing the floss dance, as reported by The...
  • Miss Universe 2018 Winner Predictions & Favorites

    12/16/2018 3:33:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/16/18 22 minutes ago
    There are 94 contestants heading into the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant, but only one of them will walk away a winner. Ahead of the pageant and the results, fans may be eager to hear about some of the favorites or predictions. We've put together a short gallery on some of our top picks, as well as reported front-runners in this year's competition, starting with the above three women.[cut] [#3] Miss Spain Angela Ponce Miss Spain Angela Ponce is the first openly transgender woman to be a contestant in the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant. According to the NY Post, Ponce proclaimed,...
  • What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president

    12/16/2018 3:25:50 PM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Washington(CNN)Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl who lost an election for class president, telling the young student that she knows "too well, it's not easy" to run for "a role that's only been sought by boys." "While I know you may have been disappointed that you did not win President, I am so proud of you for deciding to run in the first place," Clinton wrote in her letter to Martha Kennedy Morales, a third grader at a Maryland private school. "As I know too well, it's not easy when you stand up and put yourself in...
  • Starsky and Hutch - Rudolph Drank the Moonshine - Jug Mountain Boys

    12/16/2018 2:40:38 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    One of my favorite old shows, Starsky & Hutch for Jug Mountain Boys' "Santa Drank the Moonshine." Mostly from the "Moonshine" episode. And to keep the humor going, Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango" for Avon in Blakes 7.
  • Germany adds 'diverse' as a gender to birth register

    12/16/2018 2:29:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.14.2018 | am/msh (AP, AFP, dpa)
    Germans will soon be able to choose a third gender on the register of births, with “diverse” set to become an option. Up until now, people had to choose between “male” and “female” when giving their gender, or leave the option blank. But following a vote in the German parliament late on Thursday, intersex people — people whose sexual anatomy does not fit the typical definitions of male and female — will be allowed to change their entry to “diverse.” The “third gender” option places Germany in line with other countries that have introduced measures to recognize intersex people or...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 12/16 7-11pm est

    12/16/2018 2:24:54 PM PST · by Vision · 18 replies
    WAMU ^ | 12/16/18 | Freak SJW Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • 80% of cancer, heart patients in Japan continued working while in hospital: survey

    12/16/2018 2:23:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 12/16/2018
    Nearly 82 percent of 1,030 cancer or heart patients surveyed by the ministry said they worked from the hospital, including making job-related reports and preparations to return to their offices, according to the data. While the government promotes the need to balance work and treatment such as through telework, some experts have urged that a better environment be created. "Patients may think they've caused trouble to their workplaces and think they must work even in the hospital, but they shouldn't forget that they should prioritize treatment," Sakurai said. The ministry's survey, covering people aged between 20 and 64 who were...
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven Happy 248th Birthday

    12/16/2018 2:16:42 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 32 replies ^ | December 16, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
  • Germany mulls crackdown on social media bots

    12/16/2018 2:14:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.16.2018 | dj/rc (AFP, dpa)
    Many German lawmakers were flooded with messages during the recent debate on the UN migration pact, in what appeared to be the work of social media bots, said Ralph Brinkhaus, the head of the parliamentary group of the ruling conservative CDU party. The emails “often had same blocs of texts”, Brinkhaus told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview published on Sunday. “But most of all, this wave of untruths and defamation was unleashed online and on social media,” he added, urging a series of measures to fight disinformation. On social media, a “bot” is a label used for automated programs...
  • Trump 'to review' Mathew Golsteyn Afghan murder case

    12/16/2018 2:11:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    bbc ^ | 12/16/2018
    President Donald Trump has tweeted that he plans to "review" the case of US soldier Mathew Golsteyn, charged with murdering an Afghan civilian in 2010. The Army Green Beret Major allegedly shot someone he described as a suspected Taliban bomb-maker during his deployment. He was charged with murder last week, allegations he denies. But President Trump has complicated proceedings with his tweet, saying he will now be "reviewing the case". Decorated US soldier 'admitted murder in CIA job interview' Maj Golsteyn "could face the death penalty from our own government", he wrote, saying he was getting involved in the case...
  • Prosecutor says Fort Mill Peach Stand shooter ‘wanted to see how it felt’ to kill

    12/16/2018 2:00:55 PM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Herald ^ | 12/11/2018 | Hannah Smoot
    FORT MILL, SC The man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a Rock Hill teen at a Fort Mill store in January bought the gun an hour before the shooting — and had previously admitted having homicidal thoughts, prosecutors said. Christopher Benjamin Mendez, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday in York County court to shooting Karson Whitesell, 19, at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill on Jan. 23. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett said Mendez bought a .45-caliber gun at Cabela’s about an hour before he walked into...