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  • Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as his running mate

    08/11/2020 1:19:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 500 replies
    NBC ^ | Aug. 11, 2020, 4:15 PM EDT | By Deepa Shivaram
    Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday.
  • I have been seeing those nice Jean Shaheen tv ads. Should people re-elect her. :>D

    08/09/2020 6:09:06 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 45 replies
    I live in Massachusetts but lately I have been seeing those lovely Jean Shaheen ads. It is making me actually consider moving to New Hampshire so I too can vote for Jean. She just seems like everybody's nicest next door neighbor or you child's favorite teacher. In all her ads she certainly sounds like she has all the answers and really cares about the people. What would you suggest? Is she really as smart and nice as she seems? Signed, Thinking about moving.
  • Why Trump’s Losing

    08/09/2020 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 153 replies
    National Review ^ | August 6th 2020 | RICH LOWRY & RAMESH PONNURU
    President Trump pulled an inside straight to win in 2016, and now he needs another one. The good news for Trump is that his approval rating has stopped falling recently. The bad news is that it has stabilized in the low 40s. Election-watcher Harry Enten points out that no president since Harry Truman has won with anything like Trump’s negative net approval rating. Truman won at –6, while incumbents who lost (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H. W. Bush) averaged out at about –13, roughly where Trump’s number is. The presidents who won reelection averaged an approval rating of...
  • Bad news: Scientists think a coronavirus vaccine might not work for one huge group of people

    08/09/2020 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    BGR ^ | 08/09/2020 | Andy Meek
    For the nearly 19 million people around the world who’ve contracted COVID-19 thus far during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the millions more taking so many precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the COVID-19 virus, a coronavirus vaccine can’t come fast enough. Indeed, the promise of ending this thing, and of getting to whatever’s on the other side of the pandemic, can be summed in one word for those people and for all of us, really: A vaccine. President Trump insisted, no doubt aggressively so, on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on Thursday that a coronavirus...
  • New York Times: White House reached out to South Dakota governor about adding Trump to Mount Rushmore

    08/09/2020 10:59:56 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 85 replies
    yuck,cnn. ^ | Sun August 9, 2020 | By Jamie Ehrlich, CNN
    White House aides reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year about the process of adding additional presidents to Mount Rushmore, the New York Times reported. According to a person familiar who spoke with the Times, Noem then greeted Trump when he arrived in the state for his July Fourth celebrations at the monument with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore that included his face. Noem has noted before Trump's "dream" to have his face on Mount Rushmore, the Coolidge-era sculpture that features the 60-foot-tall faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. According...
  • Why we're still arguing about Hydroxychloroquine as treatment for Covid-19

    08/08/2020 9:52:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2020 | Jeremy Beaman
    The battle over hydroxychloroquine began as a kind of trivial but apparently earnest and hopeful celebrity endorsement of the drug (the celebrity being President Trump). It has devolved into a real political and public-discourse horror show. Perpetual back-and-forths between those prominent doctors who do not believe in the drug’s effectiveness — coronavirus task force members Anthony Fauci and Brett Giroir are two — and dissident, lesser-known doctors, such as Harvey Risch of Yale University, have given birth to serious questions about how truly scientific the whole conversation has been. Can hydroxychloroquine be used effectively to treat COVID-19? The most prominent...
  • Dr. Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

    08/08/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the pandemic under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, said on Friday. "We don't know yet what the efficacy might be. We don't know if it will be 50% or 60%. I'd like it to be 75% or more," Fauci said in a webinar hosted by Brown University. "But the chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach." The novel coronavirus...
  • I'm Boycotting Professional Sports Leagues That Endorse Black Lives Matter, And You Should, Too

    08/08/2020 9:41:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/08/2020 | BY RABBI MICHAEL BARCLAY
    Athletics has always been the great equalizer, the playing field where human beings could contend with their strength, mind, and spirits against each other. Going back to the ancient Olympics, athletic competitions bonded people together, and spirituality has always been an integral part of the process. The Olympics were competitions in front of and to earn the favor of the Greek gods, and great athletes have always known that the true competition is inward…to excel past their supposed limitations into the heights. There are many parallels (even within our neuro-physiology) between athletic excellence and spiritual praise. As Ken Ravizza, the...
  • The Conservative Case for COBRA Subsidies

    The economy is starting to bounce back from the coronavirus, but a full recovery will take years. About 30 million Americans remain unemployed. And the Federal Reserve expects the jobless rate — which currently exceeds 13 percent — to remain above 9 percent through the end of the year, far above the historic low of 3.5 percent we recorded in February. Simply put, Americans are struggling. Through no fault of their own, millions have lost their jobs — and with it, their health insurance. Many are signing up for Medicaid or Obamacare. Conservatives like me cringe to see so many...
  • Report: Texas Tech women's basketball players allege 'toxic environment,' culture of abuse

    08/05/2020 4:09:07 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 39 replies
    KVUE News ^ | 08/05/20 | Paul Livengood
    In a lengthy report, USA TODAY interviewed 10 players, two former coaches and two parents about the program. They also obtained two years worth of exit interviews. An article published on Aug. 5 by USA TODAY Sports details an alleged culture of abuse and a "toxic environment" in the Texas Tech women's basketball program under Coach Marlene Stollings. In the article, allegations included, but were not limited to:
  • Cher Snaps: ‘[bleep] Those Heartless Republican Gutter Rats’

    08/05/2020 2:37:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 4, 2020 | David Ng
    Singer-actress Cher isn’t a politician. But if she were, the Hollywood star said she would be raising a ruckus against Republicans by taking to the streets and ranting profanely against the right.
  • Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively 'deeply and unreservedly sorry' for wedding at plantation

    08/04/2020 9:52:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 04 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Actor Ryan Reynolds says he and his wife Blake Lively will “always be deeply and unreservedly sorry” for holding their wedding at a former plantation in South Carolina. Reynolds discussed his “shame” over the 2012 wedding at Boone Hall in Charleston County in an interview posted by Fast Company Tuesday. “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” he said. “It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy.” The “Deadpool” actor said a “mistake like that can either cause...
  • Get Woke, Ratings Choke? NBA, MLB Slide After Openers

    08/03/2020 9:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Quarantined America practically handed the sports leagues a captive audience, as the nation thirsts for entertainment. Major-league sports should have had a wild response, with its unscripted action and athletic feats. And in fact, both the NBA and Major League Baseball got off to pretty decent starts. The NBA scored its second-highest ratings of the season in its Thursday re-opener: A thrilling showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers drew 3.4 million total viewers, more than doubling the network’s average viewership for a regular season telecast. To put that number into perspective, that represents the...
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson buys XFL for $15 million with partners Redbird Capital and Dany Garcia

    08/03/2020 8:02:30 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 63 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 8/3/20 | Jeff Kerr
    The XFL will live on, thanks to another WWE legendary figure taking the majority stake in the football league -- but this time it's not Vince McMahon. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, RedBird Capital and Dany Garcia teamed up to purchase the XFL for approximately $15 million just hours before the once-bankrupt league was set for auction. RedBird Capital is an investment firm that focuses on providing flexible and long-term capital to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and the XFL will be its latest challenge. Garcia, Johnson's business partner and ex-wife, will also be a stakeholder in the league. The transaction...
  • Briefings Continue…

    08/02/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    Never attribute malice to that which can be explained by the bureaucracy of the system; perhaps that is the biggest lesson learned from my recent travels and briefings. As incredible as it might sound, those who run government investigations do not necessarily have their arms around the specifics, or the bigger picture. It is quite amazing to talk to people who have been in the proverbial weeds for years only to realize the rag-tag-misfits have more comprehensive information system than multi-million government enterprises. So too should this message serve as a warning. Again, as incredulous as it sounds, do not...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Says Statue Of Catholic Priest Who Served Lepers Is ‘White Supremacist Culture’

    08/02/2020 8:58:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2020 | Kaylee greenlee
    The statue of a Catholic saint who served people with leprosy in Hawaii is an example of colonialism and white supremacy, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested an Instagram story Thursday. In the video, one of several posted several Instagram stories criticizing the number of white, male figures represented in the U.S. Capitol on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez refers to the “patriarchy and white supremacist culture” and pans to Hawaii’s statue of Father Damien, a Belgium-born 19th century priest who dedicated his life to a leper colony on the island of Molokai and eventually died with the disease, according to the Architect...
  • Tik Tok -- Trump Banning Tik Tok could cost him the election.

    08/01/2020 7:16:11 AM PDT · by GulfMan · 86 replies
    On Fox News there is a story stating that Trump is going to "Ban" Tik Tok today. If he does he is making a terrible mistake. Tik Tik isn't spy ware, it's the only social media platform in the US where there is truly "Free Speech'. The Trump Message and his followers are huge on Tik Tok, and people are waking up to the truth all the time on Tik Tok. Most of you probably are unfamiliar with Tik Tok, it's way more than just "hotties", not that there's anything wrong with that. It is truly the Trump Movement of...

    07/31/2020 11:55:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31 2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Thursday and cried out in an all-caps screed about how Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, is significantly more popular than hers. “We live in a world WHERE JOE ROGAN’s PODCAST HAS TRIPLE THE LISTENERS AS MINE!! Dear god,” Milano said in a tweet on Thursday to her 3.7 million followers. Milano’s rant about Rogan’s podcast was bizarrely encapsulated in a thread of tweets that began like this: “I’ve got a lot of words tonight. Care if I vent?”
  • Florida flight attendant attacks husband, smashes guitar after discovering tryst

    07/31/2020 10:32:44 AM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 224 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/31/2000 | Janine Puhak
    Stewardess(29) returns home from cancelled flight to find bartender/fitness-instructor husband(34) in their bed with another woman. Hubby *ONLY* ends up with one black eye, scratched forehead, bruise on arm, and his acoustic guitar smashed against shelves. And they arrest *HER*?!? Text of article.... A Florida stewardess flew into a fury after walking in on her husband with another woman, wiling the wife to attack her spouse and smash a guitar into a wall. Nicole Denison allegedly arrived at her Safety Harbor home at 11 p.m. on July 22 to discover her husband having sex with someone else, according to a...
  • Actress Tiffany Haddish Afraid to Have Children: ‘They’re Gonna Be Hunted or Killed’ Because of Racism

    07/29/2020 1:29:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/29/2020 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish says she’s afraid of having children because she believes “they’re gonna be hunted or killed” due to racism in America. “I’m a little older now, and people are always asking me when I’m gonna have some babies,” said the 40-year-old actress to Carmelo Anthony on his YouTube series, What’s in Your Glass. Tiffany Haddish suggested that if she were to have children, they wouldn’t be able to make it in the United States without being “hunted or killed” due to their skin color.