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  • Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

    08/19/2018 8:11:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Aug 19, 2018
    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country. Franco says her former employer’s mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month, she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients. “I’m going through so much...
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 90 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • Is Adam Schiff’s “Barney Fife Problem” A Threat To National Security? (Satire)

    08/19/2018 8:08:05 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 2 replies
    Very Ersatz News (VEN) ^ | August 19, 2018 | Alex Reiger
    VEN‘s Senior Political Correspondent Alex Reiger caught up with embattled Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) as he was being discharged from the exclusive New Beginnings ultra-fabulous rehabilitation facility in Malibu Friday, for this exclusive "Man in the Street" interview.
  • DNC to Stage 2020 Convention in ‘Affordable’ Venezuela

    08/17/2018 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    DNC to Stage 2020 Convention in ‘Affordable’ Venezuela August 17th, 2018 Scott Ott (2018-08-17) — Citing an abundance of affordable hotels, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced today it would hold its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Caracas, Venezuela. Explaining the historic decision to stage a convention outside of the nominal boundaries of the United States, DNC Chair Tom Perez said, “Thanks to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s Progressive administration, the bolívar now trades at 6 million to the U.S. dollar, so Democrat dollars will buy a lot of anything that might still be available in Caracas.” “Our DNC site search...
  • Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    08/17/2018 3:47:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jon Henley
    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photos The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. The Netherlands’ highest court said de Wilde, a law student from Nijmegen, could not be exempted on religious grounds from a ban on headwear in ...
  • ELLISON ON THE BRINK

    08/16/2018 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 16 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Pressure on Keith Ellison to drop out of the race for Attorney General of Minnesota is growing. National and state party leaders are hedging their bets, mostly either refusing to comment or releasing anodyne statements. But the National Organization of Women has called on Ellison to step down. The best sign of mounting pressure is this: CBS has the story on the most recent domestic abuse allegation against Ellison: “Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out.” On Thursday, [Karen] Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago....
  • GOP buys New York governor a bus ticket to Canada after he said America 'was never that great'

    08/16/2018 4:24:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    GOP buys New York governor a bus ticket to Canada after he said America 'was never that great' By Aris Folley - 08/16/18 07:04 PM EDT Republicans reportedly purchased a bus ticket for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to go to Canada after he said that America "was never that great” at an event earlier this week. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the state's Republican Party bought a $55 one-way ticket for the New York Democrat to go to Montreal after his controversial remarks on Wednesday. According to the publication, the ticket is only valid until Friday....
  • 538.com - 75% chance that Denocrats Win Control of the House in November@

    08/16/2018 3:34:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    538.com ^ | 8-16-2016 | 538.com
    Remember kiddies... This is the same bunch that told us that Hillary had a 99% chance of winning on the morning of Election Day.
  • Chicago Straw Company Thrives, Despite Anti-Straw Movement

    08/16/2018 2:28:48 PM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | August 15, 2018
    A Chicago company hopes to thrive, despite making a product under fire this summer. Plastic drinking draws have recently been seen as a public enemy, according to many environmentalists. Machines spit out straws at a dizzying rate inside a factor on Chicago’s far South side. The machines produce so many straws every year, Bob Beavers III, the Chairman of Best Diamond Plastics, says “the number of straws we produce begins with a b.” Best Diamond Plastics is a company that has seen an uptick in business, despite the anti-straw movement. “Some of our competitors have turned off their straw machines....
  • History Channel’s ‘Ancient Aliens’ Outperforms CNN In Primetime

    08/16/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    CNN tanked in the cable ratings between August 6 and August 12, losing out to Fox News, MSNBC, and even the History Channel show Ancient Aliens, according to the latest data from Nielsen Media Research. CNN’s competitors, Fox News and MSNBC, defeated CNN handily in the ratings war this week. Fox News took the number one slot for primetime viewership at 2.18 million viewers, and MSNBC came in second with 1.75 million viewers. CNN finished in a distant seventh place, attracting 992,000 average viewers and falling behind HGTV, USA, the History Channel, and TBS in the weekly ratings. The primetime...
  • [satire] CO baker forced to bake cake celebrating possible closure of his own bakery

    08/15/2018 5:36:38 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 14 replies
    https://babylonbee.com/ ^ | 8/15/18 | Unknown
    A far-left activist group was throwing a party to celebrate the fact that Phillips has found himself in legal trouble yet again, despite winning a Supreme Court case earlier this year, and phoned the Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake with the words “DOWN WITH MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP!” written in frosting on top. When Phillips turned down the request, CEU units arrived on the scene, kicked down the unlocked front door of his shop, and forced him to bake the cake at gunpoint.
  • Catcalling is now a crime in France

    08/14/2018 11:43:19 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 28 replies
    Barbara4u2c (YouTube channel) ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Barbara Horvat
    From now on you can get fined over a whistle and that is the most important thing that needed attention in the great big France. Alrighty.
  • Another Exclusive Interview With Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez! (Satire)

    08/14/2018 9:18:29 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 4 replies
    Very Ersatz news (VEN) ^ | August 14, 2018 | Editorial Board
    VEN (NEW YORK) — VEN‘s Senior Political Correspondent Jorge Burns ran into Democratic-Socialist rising star Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at her favorite Starbucks in Rye Brook Monday for this VEN exclusive interview:
  • Erdogan: Turkey to boycott US-made electronics

    08/14/2018 2:55:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/8/18
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States. "We will boycott America's electronic products. If they have the iPhone, there is also Samsung on the other side. We also have our own Venus Vestel. We will adopt these measures," Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying. He added, "We can do two things; one in economy, the other in politics. We have taken measures that economy needs and we will keep doing it. "What is more important, I think, is keeping our political stance strong." The rift between the US...
  • Company to ship Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figures in October

    08/13/2018 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Company to ship Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figures in October By Aris Folley - 08/13/18 10:37 AM EDT A company that created a successful Kickstarter campaign to make a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure says it is planning to ship the products in October. Fctry, a product incubator based in Brooklyn, N.Y., initially hoped to raise $15,000 to create the “Notorious RBG” superhero but instead raised over $613,700 on its Kickstarter crowdfunding page. Zoe Cronin, the company’s marketing coordinator, said it was "shocking" that the funding campaign reached the initial goal in less than an hour. “The...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Wins Coveted Casey Stengel Award! (Satire)

    08/13/2018 7:54:56 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 8 replies
    Very Ersatz News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Editorial Board
    VEN (NEW YORK) — “I am like SO HONORED!” an uncharacteristically speechless, self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist Alexandra Octavio-Cortez told reporters, after accepting The Casey Stengel Award For Public Speaking Excellence at the El Club Cubano Interamericanol in the Bronx Sunday. “You have no idea how special this is to me! Dios Mio! Such a great man! My grandfather used to quote him to me when I was a little girl! And I have a recording of his testimony to the Asamblea Legislativa!
  • ‘Future of the Democrats’ - RNC Mocks Ocasio-Cortez In Hilarious Video

    08/11/2018 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Enjoy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesJqCF2syg
  • Trump should hit the road

    08/10/2018 9:53:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-10-2018 | Herald Staff
    Wednesday morning, after the Ohio 12th Congressional District election went to Republican Troy Balderson in a squeaker, President Trump tweeted, “As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win. … we will have a giant Red Wave!” The truth is, unless the president shapes up before November, the GOP may be waving goodbye to a majority in the House of Representatives. Despite some cheerleading from the true believers, Tuesday was not a good day for the GOP. In 2016, Trump carried the 12th District by 11 points. In Tuesday’s special election, Balderson defeated...
  • Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?

    08/09/2018 7:06:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Think people are losing their minds over President Trump? Maybe it’s not all in your head. The American Psychological Association is holding its annual convention in San Francisco, and there are no fewer than 15 symposiums, panel discussions and paper presentations devoted to the psychological ills that practitioners believe are spreading under the president. The list of Trump-related topics at the four-day conference covers the psychic waterfront. “Metaphors and the Trump Administration: What Are Effective Responses?” “Healing Practices and Models for Undocumented Students in the Trump Era.” “Gaining Perspective: Intergroup Conflict Intervention With Trump Supporters and Opponents.” And, “#MAGA: What...
  • After Being Destroyed, Trump's Walk of Fame Star Multiplies

    08/09/2018 3:55:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 9, 2018
    A crew laminated vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares in Hollywood. Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — destroyed on several occasions by detractors who sometimes wield a pick-ax — mysteriously multiplied over night so that on Thursday morning there were several dozen stars. The effort comes from a conservative street artist who wishes to remain anonymous, but says he was motivated not only by the destruction of the president's real star, but also a recent unanimous vote by the West Hollywood City Council to recommend the removal of Trump's star due to accusations he...