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  • Michelle Obama: Trumps Birther Lies Were Meant To Stir Up Wingnuts And Kooks

    11/09/2018 3:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ed Mazza
    Former first lady Michelle Obama tears into President Donald Trump in her new book, saying his false birther accusations against President Barack Obama threatened the safety of the family. According to a Washington Post review of the book, Obama writes in Becoming: The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his...
  • Jeff Sessions Resignation

    11/08/2018 11:18:27 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 60 replies
    CTH ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | Usual suspect
    "First, we cannot discuss the firing of the Attorney General without directly dealing with the 800lb gorilla in the room. There was no trust the plan to confront the deep state that involved trust Sessions. There was no multidimensional chess strategy being coordinated between President Trump and the Attorney General, to upend the DC deep state." There is no effort to use U.S. Attorney John Huber to confront the deep state apparatus; there are not 60,000 sealed indictments (or whatever number currently being used); theres not an intention to use military tribunals to round up swaths of people for prosecution;...
  • Maxine Waters taking over Finance Committee is Trumps worst nightmare and a dream come true for us

    11/08/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Grio ^ | November 7, 2018 | Kia Morgan-Smith
    The reckoning is on its way! After calling Rep. Maxine Waters all kinds of dumb, dont expect our favorite auntie to take her time launching an investigation into President Donald Trumps finances when she becomes chair of the House Financial Services Committee now that the Dems rule the House of Representatives. The venerable California Democrat who won yet another congressional term, is one of the strongest critics of Trump, has battled with the President and endured insult after insult since he Trump took office. From referring to Waters as having a low-IQ to calling her crazy and corrupt, Trump has...
  • US Military Refuses Trump's Order to Build Migrant Camp at Southern Border

    11/06/2018 5:30:19 AM PST · by LoicW · 153 replies
    NN ^ | 11/5/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The US military has refused a White House request to build migrant detention camps at the Southern Border crossing as thousands march through Mexico toward the United States, according to reports. The Pentagon's apparent rejection, which was disclosed to Reuters by unnamed officials, highlights the constant resistance against the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border against invasion from illegal immigrants.
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Seeks Records on Hillary Clintons Security Clearance

    10/31/2018 11:44:16 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 31, 2018 | staff
    Judicial Watch announced today that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, requesting all records relating to the security clearance status of Clinton, Abedin, Mills, Sullivan and Reines... Judiciary Committee Secretary' Chuck Faulkner said that (at Clinton request) security clearances have been withdrawn from the Clinton(s), Cheryl Mills and four additional secret names. Faulkner suggests that Hillary and her aides may have been cited for valid security incidents. Senate Judiciary Committee has a sorta update from State, of a review of very long duration mishandling of classified information... directly related to New York:...
  • Jair Bolsonaro, right-wing firebrand, wins Brazils presidential election.

    10/29/2018 8:11:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 24 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Jen Kirbyjen
    Far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro won a decisive victory on Sunday in Brazils presidential runoff election. His win represents a significant break in Brazilian politics, as voters abandoned the leftist party that had dominated past elections. Bolsonaros showing on Sunday is even more remarkable because he largely began his presidential campaign as he has a long history of making controversial "racist and sexist statements"; his unfiltered rhetoric and his law and order platform have earned him the nickname the Trump of the Tropics.
  • Michael Moore Reveals Video of Bomb Suspect Amid Angry Crowd at Trump Rally

    10/28/2018 3:41:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 28, 2018 | Gregg Kilday
    Despite "a Hulk-like exterior," Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man charged with sending 14 bombs to President Trumps political opponents, was a lost dog with no direction home, Michael Moore wrote in an Instagram post Sunday in which he revealed footage his crew shot of a February 2017 rally that Trump held in Melbourne, Fla., in which Sayoc can been seen as part of an angry crowd chanting "CNN sucks!" Although the three-minute-38-seconds of raw footage did not make it into Moores current film, Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore who himself was pictured, with a rifles cross hair superimposed on his image,...
  • Why Im Not Worried About White Folk Posing A Significant Obstacle To Black Liberation.

    10/27/2018 5:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | October 24, 2018 | Dr. James Thomas Jones III
    Before saying it, I understood that the statement “I am not even worried about white folk” would shock the young brother attempting to debate me. I realized that he was doing his absolute best to engage me over significant racial matters. As I expected, my assertion caused him to suspend a point that he had been seeking to make for the past twenty minutes and fall into a deafening silence. During what I knew would be a brief pause, I interjected that “The reason that I am not even worried about white folk is that such a defensive stance contributes...
  • New augmented reality porn app allows users to project 3-D, life-size adult actors anywhere

    Android users will be able bring 3-D versions of porn stars right into their living rooms thanks to a new app by adult entertainment studio Naughty America. This week Naughty America released an augmented reality (AR) app for Android that allows phone users to create their own adult videos with digital porn stars at home. The app scans a room using the phone's camera then on the screen superimposes a picture of a porn star, using Google's ARCore technology. That means users can place their porn stars just about anywhere. On their website Naughty America shows an adult performer standing...
  • Melania Trump branded racist after Africa trip by prominent feminist Chimamanda Adichie

    10/24/2018 7:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Express ^ | October 23, 2018 | Emily Hodgkin
    MELANIA TRUMP, 48, has been called racist by a feminist author from Nigeria after she conducted an interview in Africa wearing a pith hat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made the comments talking with Esquire. Melania Trump has been branded racist by a Nigerian feminist author. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 41, is a world-renowned writer who came to global fame when her Tedx talk We should all be feminists was sampled in a Beyonce song. Since then the talk has been published as a book by Harper-Collins in 2014. In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine the author has called Melania Trump racist....
  • Why is there no right to live where you please?

    10/24/2018 11:34:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | October 24, 2018 | Bonnie Kristian
    The progression of a caravan of mostly Honduran migrants, now reportedly 7,000 strong, toward our southern border has inflamed America's perpetual immigration debate. Restrictionists quiver and fume about "invasion" and "assault," and we revisit well-worn controversies over amnesty and jobs, DACA and visas, crime and family separations and whether you should say "undocumented" or "illegal." But there is a more fundamental question which, so far as I can tell, generally goes unexamined in our immigration conversations: Why is there no right to live where you please? Of course, there are many practical constraints to an unfettered right to live where...
  • Goodlatte and Gowdy "Postpone Interview" With DAG Rosenstein

    10/23/2018 9:04:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    First: Rosenstein demanded this interview be held in a SCIF Both Gowdy and Goodlatte give in; Next: The Committees are unable to ask all questions for tomorrows transcribed interview, therefore, the interview will be postponed. And again, both Gowdy and Goodlatte give in. We appreciate this willingness to appear and will announce further details once it has been rescheduled. Neither Gowdy nor Goodlatte will be back after the 2018 midterms. They have quit, and walk away.
  • Paul Manafort Shows Up for Court in Prison Jumpsuit, Confined to a Wheelchair...

    10/19/2018 11:56:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies ^ | Oct 19th | Tamar Auber
    Paul Manafort, back in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. Manafort was wheeled in to court in a wheelchair clothed in the court mandated, guilty prisoner (stripless but colorful) costume emblazoned "Alexandria Inmate, courtesy of Alexandria Detention Center. Paul told the judge that they were eager to expedite the sentencing process, citing confinement and "significant issues" with his health. Judge T.S. Ellis (sorta master of the rocket docket) figured a more better next year, (yuppy torture) sentencing date. A mistrial declared on the ten (of the eighteen) charges brought by special counsel who, wont retry Manafort on those...
  • Joe Scarborough Explains Why He Doesn't Think Trump Will Run for Re-Election (Unbelievable)

    10/18/2018 10:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 18, 2018 | Lauren Huff
    "He'll get money from the Saudis. He'll make money from Putin when he gets out that's why he's been Putin's lapdog. Donald Trump is all about money," the 'Morning Joe' co-host said on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has a bold political prediction: he doesn't think President Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2020. "I don't think Donald Trump's going to run for re-election. He didn't want to be elected president, he didn't think he would be elected president. He didn't even think he was going to get the Republican nomination....
  • Assasin, 19

    10/15/2018 10:41:21 PM PDT · by Rabin · 30 replies
    美國共和黨總統提名人川普,常以偏激言論進行選戰宣傳,因此激起不少政治衝突與仇恨。 有外媒報導指出,一名英國籍19歲青年, 日前趁川普在賭城拉斯維加斯造勢時,竟然搶奪警方
  • That Painting of Trump Having a Diet Coke With Abraham Lincoln Is Now Hanging in the White House

    10/15/2018 3:34:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 84 replies
    MSM ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    President Donald Trump liked a painting of him having drinks with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon and Teddy Roosevelt so much that he called the artist on the phone and then put a print of it in the White House. Called The Republican Club, the print of 10 Republican presidents sitting around a table could be seen briefly in the background of Trumps interview with 60 Minutes Sunday, and an image of that moment went viral on social media.
  • CNN's Cuomo: Trump Looked Like He Was Thinking Racist Thoughts While Talking To Kanye West

    10/13/2018 12:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo took a swing at what racist musings President Donald Trump was thinking about when he hosted rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office on Thursday. Cuomo was also upset that Trump held a rally (Wednesday night in Erie, Pennslyvania) as Hurricane Michael battered Florida. Cuomo, taking an "educated guess," said Trump probably got a "warm serotonin flush of happy hormone" when he had racist ideas while talking to West, like the headlines he would get for talking with a popular African-American man. Cuomo flashed out headlines like 'Blacks Loves Trump' and 'He's Blacker Than Obama' as thoughts...
  • Saudi team arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi investigation

    A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey... Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca, made his brief visit in his capacity as special adviser to King Salman, indicating that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is treating the issue as a priority. Later the same day Turkey said the two countries had agreed to form a joint working (effort) to investigate the situation
  • Why Are Trump Supporters Offering People 'Free Helicopter Rides' Online?

    10/12/2018 4:17:21 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 80 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/12/2018 | Matt Novak
    If youve spent time on the Trump-supporting parts of social media, youve probably come across a strange meme in the past couple of years. MAGA-loving Twitter is constantly offering people free helicopter rides. But what does it mean? The offer of free helicopter rides is a reference to the practice of killing people by dropping them from helicopters, made most famous by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. Sometimes Pinochets death flights were conducted over the ocean, but they were also done over rivers and sometimes the land. Hundreds of political dissidents are still unaccounted for from the Pinochet...
  • Best Alternative to Gmail

    10/10/2018 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    I am looking to shed all things Google, starting with my gmail account. I opened it in 2007 with the thought that I would have it for decades as Google was a behemoth of a company which would not disappear and which could be trusted. But alas, I now have not an ounce of trust in Google. So much is tied to my gmail account that I want to make a move to a company which will 1) stand the test of time and 2) can be trusted. I am quite sure I am not the only person thinking this...