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  • Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness

    08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak
    Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach? Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity. We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse. The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also...
  • Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

    10/17/2018 9:45:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has requested audio and video from Turkey related to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "We've asked for it, if it exists," Trump said in the Oval Office. Trump told reporters he is not sure if a recording exists, but conceded it "probably does," and indicated it could play a role in assigning blame for his fate. "We will probably know that by the end of the week," Trump said regarding the Khashoggi case. The president spoke as grisly details emerged about the Saudis alleged interrogation of Khashoggi inside their consulate in Istanbul...
  • Should U.S.-Saudi Alliance Be Saved?

    10/16/2018 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then counter-threatened, reminding us that, as the world's largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia "plays an impactful and active role in the global economy." Message: Sanction us, and we may just sanction you. Some of us yet recall how President Nixon's rescue of Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War triggered a Saudi oil embargo that led to months of long gas lines in the United States, and contributed to...
  • Saudi Arabia Calls The End Of Russia’s Oil Prowess

    10/16/2018 3:53:30 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-2018 | Julianne
    Saudi Arabia has not only called the end of Russia’s prominence as a global oil behemoth, but anticipates that Russia’s oil exports “will have declined heavily if not disappeared” within the next 19 years, Mohammed bin Salman said in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked whether Russia and Saudi Arabia had made a backroom deal to increase oil production, MbS was more tight-lipped, saying only that Saudi Arabia was “ready to supply any demand and any disappearing from Iran.” With Russia out of the game, Saudi Arabia would have plenty of oil demand to service, according to MbS. MbS...
  • Saudi Arabia: We May Not Bow Down To Mecca But We Do Bend Over For Riyadh

    10/16/2018 3:50:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I just spoke with the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of what took place in regard to as he said 'his Saudi Arabian citizen'....and he firmly denies that.... ...it sounded to me like these could have been rogue killers, who knows....." President Trump speaks outside the White House 10/15/2018- President Trump Does Sword Dance In Saudi Arabia 5/20/2017- "This country has been living in the pocket of the Saudi despotism for decades. Our crazy policy in Syria, of supporting jihadis we would lock up if we found them in Birmingham, was adopted to please the Saudis. We...
  • Saudi state-owned media warns: Russia will build permanent military base if US imposes sanctions

    10/16/2018 10:59:41 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 16, 2016 | Robert Danachie
    The general manager of a Saudi-state-owned media company published an op-ed Sunday suggesting that if the U.S. imposes sanctions in response to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the situation will get so dire that Saudi Arabia would allow Russia to install a military base in the nation.
  • How many articles did Khashoggi write for the Washington Post?

    10/16/2018 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    grey matter between my ears ^ | 10/16/18 | Rebelbase
    The crux of the media's eruption over the killing of Kashogi is that he was a WaPo contributing journalist. Does anyone know how many articles he contributed to the WaPo? I can't find anything about it online. The Wikipedia entry for WaPo journalists doesn't even list Kashogi.
  • Who Was Jamal Khashoggi?

    10/16/2018 1:45:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Khashoggi situation, and there’s some things about this guy that I don’t think are being widely reported exactly who he is. The Drive-Bys… Let me just tell you what the Drive-Bys purpose here is, again. The Drive-Bys are trying as hard as they can to link Donald Trump to Khashoggi’s murder. By the way, just so you know, there are a couple of CNN infobabes who are pronouncing the name “Khashog-gee” because there’s two G’s in there. Every time I’ve heard the word, the name pronounced, it’s always been “Kah-show-gee,” Adnan Khashoggi pronounced his name that way. Robin...
  • Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection

    10/15/2018 9:00:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Geenwich Time ^ | 9:11 pm EDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    <p>President Donald Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid - an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new figures reported by his 2020 campaign.</p> <p>Trump pulled in more than $18 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to his campaign and federal filings.</p>
  • Retired Feminist Professsor In WashPo: I ‘Wish All Men Were Dead’

    10/15/2018 7:50:47 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-15-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    A retired history professor from Grinnell College and feminist announced that she wishes that “all men were dead” in a column for the Washington Post over the weekend. Retired history professor Victoria Bissell Brown published a bizarre column in the Washington Post on Friday in which she detailed an outburst she had at her husband that included her wishing for the death of all men. I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small....
  • Judge throws out Stormy Daniels’s lawsuit against Trump

    10/15/2018 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2018 | Elise Viebeck
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels in which she claimed that President Trump defamed her when he suggested her allegation that she was threatened to stay quiet about their relationship was a lie....... ....... The ruling ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump’s legal fees..........
  • Who is Jamal Khashoggi? (Journalist killed? in Turkey at SA Embassy)

    10/15/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    VOA News -Middle East ^ | October 11, 2018 9:24 PM | VOA News
    One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter.Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States.Career in journalismKhashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went on to work for...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
  • Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off; Trump Zings: ‘I’m President and You’re Not’

    10/15/2018 10:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/14/2018 | Brent Baker
    During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest,” Stahl cut him off: “I’m going to change the subject again.” Referring to an earlier exchange, Trump pointed out: “Well, no, even the way you asked me a question, like,...
  • Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on 'severe punishment' threat over Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by tkocur · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy. Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment." "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any...
  • Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

    10/15/2018 6:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Devan Cole and Laura Smith-Spark
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing investigation into the country's possible involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this month in Turkey. "I don't think he should go," Rubio told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he doesn't think any US officials should continue with their usual business in Saudi Arabia until Washington gets to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't think any of our government officials should be going and pretending...
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • Abbas on Khashoggi: The Palestinan People Stand with Saudi Arabia

    10/15/2018 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-14-2018 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority President delivered his statement on Sunday as pressures mount on Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement on Sunday in which he voiced "full confidence" in Saudi Arabia and praised its leaders for their support for the Palestinians. The statement, which was published by the PA president's office, quoted Abbas as saying he has "absolute confidence" in Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. "Palestine was - and shall remain - on the side of Saudi Arabia," Abbas said....
  • Journalists Hid Identity Of Key Source As They Spread Their Khashoggi Disappearance Narrative

    10/13/2018 9:59:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 10/13/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    A story broke last week that an Arabic journalist named Jamal Khashoggi who was working for the Washington Post had disappeared and was presumed dead. The official story is that Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on the afternoon of October 2. Immediately (and suspiciously) media stories that appeared to be coordinated appeared, pointing the finger of blame for Khashoggi’s disappearance at Saudi Arabia, in general, and at the country’s Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, in particular. It was alleged by anonymous sources for several days that Khashoggi had been abducted and then killed at...
  • WaPo Columnist Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More

    10/13/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Donald Trump is responsible for all manner of things, particularly if you ask anyone at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times or the Washington Post. He’s caused unrest around the world using nothing more than tweets, sparked riots in the streets and I’m pretty sure at least a couple of people have blamed him for global warming. But perhaps his greatest trick of all has been to increase the rates of alcohol consumption in America. Or at least that’s the opinion of WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker. Amid hurricanes, a vanished journalist, the recent Supreme Court hearings, midterms and “mobs,” it...