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  • WashPost Editorial: ‘Trump Is Complicit’ in Hurricane Florence’s Impending Destruction

    09/13/2018 8:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/12/2018 | Curtis Houck
    Over inside the home of the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” slogan on Wednesday, The Washington Post’s lead editorial argued that President Donald Trump “is complicit” in the destruction being caused by hurricanes, including the forecasted pain set to be inflicted in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina by Hurricane Florence. The reasons that The Post outlined had to do with the President’s deregulatory agenda on the environment and his refusal to further President Obama’s liberal, environmentalist policy aims. The editorial first laid out the stakes for those in Florence’s path and then, by paragraph three, laid blame at the feet...
  • 'Transgender' woman mutilates herself, traumatizes husband, distresses son

    08/25/2018 11:25:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/25/2018 | Ed Straker
    The WaPo published an article that was supposed to praise the so-called "transgendered" but instead is a textbook example of mental illness. Starting at age 11, [she] prayed for breast cancer. So distressing were the markers of [her] femininity that Kris Irvin – who identifies as a man and uses the pronouns they, them and their – would have welcomed abnormal cell growth in [her] "crappy and dysfunctional body." "Kris" was so mentally ill that she wanted to have cancer. Kris is so mentally ill that she refers to herself as "them." That used to be called schizophrenia; now it's...
  • Socialism is 'mainstream,' not a 'tainted' ideology: Bernie Sanders

    08/15/2018 6:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Gabriella Muñoz
    During an interview on “The Late Show,” Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders declared socialist ideas to be mainstream, after host Stephen Colbert suggested it’s hurting Democrats at the ballot box. Mr. Colbert pointed out that most of the candidates Mr. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for lost their primaries. “Why do you need to call yourself socialists? Because that’s freighted with so much negativity in the United States,” the late-night comedian asked. “Maybe there’s a little taint to socialism that turns people off?”
  • Vermont Dem is 1st openly transgender candidate to run for governor

    08/12/2018 12:41:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/10/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Whether or not Christine Hallquist wins election in November to be Vermont’s governor, her campaign has made history. Hallquist is the first openly transgender woman to run for governor in the United States – a remarkable change for a woman who just a few years ago, when she was still living as a man named Dave, was terrified of letting anyone know about her gender dysphoria. “I was sure when I transitioned, I'd end up sleeping in a gutter somewhere,” Hallquist told Politico. But the former CEO of the Vermont Electric Cooperative, rather, was greeted with overwhelming acceptance. So...
  • 'I could have died': Teen who was pushed from a 60-foot bridge by a 'friend'(trunc)

    08/10/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/10/2018 | By Emily Crane and Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off bridge above Moulton Falls in Washington She spoke out from hospital on Thursday saying she could have easily died Jordan suffered five broken ribs, a lung injury, and several abrasions as a result In the footage she is heard saying 'no' multiple times, but her pals ignore her A few seconds later, a female friends is seen shoving Jordan from the bridge Her mother is now urging the friend who pushed her to turn herself in to police
  • Alyssa Milano accuses Russia of meddling in Ohio special congressional election

    08/08/2018 9:51:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-8-2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    ctress and outspoken activist Alyssa Milano sounded off on Twitter about the Ohio special congressional election and even went as far as to speculate on “Russian meddling” in the race. As the Republican candidate, Troy Balderson, appeared to take a slim victory over his Democratic challenger, Danny O’Connor, in the state’s 12th district, Milano jumped on Twitter to accuse the Russians and lament the possible outpouring of support for a third-party candidate. “You know what sucks? Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian Meddling,” she...
  • Elizabeth Warren eyes 50% tax rate, says Dems will end Trump tax cuts if they take back Congress

    07/25/2018 7:25:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 97 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 25, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Elections have consequences. Just Senator Elizabeth Warren, who suggested that a 50% to 90% personal income tax rate for Americans is not out of the question. Warren made the shocking admission in an interview with CNBC. Warren also promised that Democrats will end President Trump’s tax cuts if they take control of Congress in November 2018. CNBC’s anti-Trump pundit, John Harwood, asked Warren: “If Democrats take the Congress…would you like to see these corporate tax cuts repealed?” Senator Warren replied: “Yeah, I really want to see them rolled back.” Question: “Back to 35%?” Warren replied: “Well, it’s not about the...
  • A California city would jail people for handing out straws(Attack of the NannyState)

    07/25/2018 10:08:47 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-25-2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A California coastal city has become the latest municipality to ban plastic straws, enacting what is potentially the strictest plastic prohibition in the country. Santa Barbara earlier this month passed the ordinance authorizing hefty fines and even a possible jail sentence for violators who dole out plastic straws at restaurants, bars and other food establishments. According to the ordinance, violators on their first offense will be given a written warning notice. But the second time a purveyor of plastic straws defies the ban is when the heavy hand of the law could clamp down. In that case, the ordinance cites...
  • The 'McConnell Rule' is law, and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it (Insanity).

    07/09/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/9/2018 | Ken Levy
    This week, President Trump will announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to schedule the nominee’s confirmation hearings for this fall, before the midterm elections. If and when McConnell carries through on this promise, Senate Democrats should immediately file a federal lawsuit against him for violating the so-called “McConnell Rule.” (According to this rule, as McConnell himself stated on Feb. 13, 2016, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”) The issue — whether the McConnell Rule is...
  • Hillary blames Trump for explosion of coarseness - and compares herself to Churchill (trunc)

    06/30/2018 7:43:21 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/29/2018 | David Martosko
    She was asked by the interviewer whether she had considered helping to heal the divides in U.S. life by leaving the public stage. But clearly angered, she said: 'I'm sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?' The interviewer suggested it was not a 'spontaneous' reaction and Clinton quickly added: ''I mean, I’m not comparing myself, but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.'
  • DC Infested with Psychopaths [semi-satire]

    06/25/2018 3:24:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    A study of psychopathy throughout the United States found that the nation's highest concentration of these types of people was in Washington DC. California, New Jersey, and New York finished in second, third, and fourth place for percentage of the population qualifying as psychopaths. The study was conducted by Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Ryan Murphy. "The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country," Murphy observed. He speculated that "psychopaths may be drawn to Washington since government offers a robust array of opportunities for individuals to exercise power over others....
  • The puppy, populism and the dance: Elections in Turkey between sanity and insanity

    06/18/2018 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 6-18-2018 | Ece Temelkuran
    Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism. Just days before an election that President Erdogan has forced on Turkey to consolidate his power, the most heated debate on Turkish social media surrounds a photo of a maimed black puppy whose paws were cut off before it was thrown away. Most people are shocked by this extreme act of cruelty. But as with everything else these days, even this discussion took on a political dimension: Government supporters dismissed the reactions...
  • I Don't Need to 'Understand' Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

    06/08/2018 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 115 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6-8-2018 | Charles Pierce
    he New York Times had a story on Friday that should’ve brought shame and derision upon anyone who voted for the racist monster in the White House, and upon the racist monster that the other racist monster installed at the head of the Department of Justice. The United States government is now committing human rights atrocities within its own borders and against the most vulnerable people it can find. I don’t need to “understand,” much less take seriously, anyone who still supports this president* and his administration* because, if you do, you’ve taken the idea of America and run battery...
  • Mother reports man taking photos of her daughter in a Montgomery County Starbucks

    06/08/2018 5:53:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 06/07/2018 | Emily Rolen
    A woman who reported that a man was taking photos of her daughter Tuesday at a Montgomery County Starbucks said an employee told her the store could not ask the man to leave. The woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 that the employee at the coffee shop in East Norriton Township allegedly said the man had "been here all week doing this but we can’t ask him to leave." The employee may have been referring to Starbucks' new "Third Place Policy," which encourages employees to allow people to "gather" and "connect," but also lays out guidelines...
  • ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

    05/28/2018 9:31:38 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 5/28/18 | By Daniel Victor
    ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks By Daniel Victor In Portland, Ore., organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend. Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held on Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action. While it was far from the full-scale...
  • 'Supergirl' Casting a Transgender Character for Season Four

    05/22/2018 6:45:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Comic Book ^ | May 22, 2018 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    The CW's Supergirl is casting a transgender character who will play a significant role in the DC Comics-based show's upcoming fourth season, ComicBook.com has learned from multiple sources. This news originates in a casting notice for a character called “Nia Nal,” described as a transgender woman in her early 20s. The character is being cast with open ethnicity, meaning that they do not have a specific ethnic background in mind. She may be positioned to take over the newsroom, as she comes in with a strong journalism background a la Snapper Carr and is described as a “young Cat Grant...
  • Plastic surgeon (...) filmed videos of herself dancing and singing during surgeries (edited to fit)

    05/22/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Moltke · 53 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/21/2018 | DM Reporter
    An Atlanta plastic surgeon is facing a slew of lawsuits after it was revealed she had filmed herself singing and dancing over her exposed patients during surgeries. Dozens of videos have been found that show Dr Windell Boutte cavorting in the operating room, even while making incisions on her patients. In one video Boutte sings the to the rap lyric 'I'm 'bout to cut it', from an OT Genasis rap song, before slicing into one of her patients.
  • Writer: I Would Rather My Daughter to Date an MS-13 Member Over a Republican

    05/21/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 105 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 21, 2018 | Video
    [snip] "You want the best for your children. Not the worst," Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said on "Fox & Friends." "MS-13's motto: Kill, rape, control ... That's what you want dating your daughter?"
  • STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

    05/08/2018 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play. “It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group. The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education. Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior....
  • Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

    04/23/2018 6:48:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/18 | By Alexandra Deabler
    Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in...