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  • The King of Fake News is Dead – Long Live the New King!

    01/19/2019 7:52:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DBDailyUpdate ^ | David Blackmon
    Man, you gotta hand it to the news fakers over at the fake news site Buzzfeed (even its name screams out “fake news!”, doesn’t it?) . After all, how many news outlets can brag that they have out-faked CNN and the New York Times when it comes to reporting about President Donald Trump? After Thursday and Friday, when it first fake-reported a story – based solely on “anonymous sources” of course – claiming that then-Candidate Donald Trump ordered his crooked ex-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to the Special Counsel’s investigators about a planned real estate development in Moscow, and then...
  • The Truth According To Your Weltanschauung

    01/19/2019 6:40:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-19-19 | MOTUS
    This point of view might work for amateur art critics:But the amateur journalist equivalent - “I don’t know anything about truth, but I know what I believe…” doesn’t work as well. Art is intended to be subjective but journalism is supposed to be based on truth, which is intended to be objective. Yet here we are, living in an inverted reality where art is “truth” and truth is “art.”Allan Bloom tried to warn us over 30 years ago in The Closing of the American Mind about the dangers of abandoning truth to the vagaries of relativity but few listened. And...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 1/19/2019 Newsdump Edition

    01/19/2019 5:30:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump says there will be a major announcement at 3pm Eastern time in the US regarding the situation on the nation's southern border and partial government shutdown..... ..the "New York Times" reports that the Democrats have added one billion dollars in "border-related" spending to their budget plan... The President welcomed the right hand man of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un at the White House Friday and it was announced that there will be a second summit meeting between Kim and President Trump in weeks.... Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke received an 81 month sentence Friday after his...
  • Was Donna Brazile hinting at Trump's assassination?

    01/19/2019 5:24:31 AM PST · by gaggs · 38 replies
    What Was Donna Brazile Implying? Archived Link to Tweet
  • why james bond is not transgender, transracial, or a transitive verb.

    01/19/2019 3:46:36 AM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 10 replies
    Conservative Rightwing News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [PHOTO Sean Connery, “Bond...James Bond.] I “DISCOVERED” JAMES BOND, for myself, At 17. I walked in off the street, sat down unknowing, and was immersed in a glorious Modern Myth that was James Bond in DR. NO. At last, a new mythology for the newly born Space Age. An indestructible mythic warrior for right and good. A high-tech Everyman who would train, learn, strive and somehow always overcome the odds against him. A Universal Hero and Winner for the time. At that time, 1962, the musical score and production of DR. NO were overwhelming. Sean Connery was slim, light, and...
  • planet earth takeover by food “professors.”

    01/19/2019 3:36:23 AM PST · by RArtfulogerDodger · 17 replies
    Conservative Rightwing News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [PHOTO} Here, quoted below, we are presented with liberal “experts.” A liberal bunch of so-called, foodie “professors” and “scientists,” who are dependent upon liberal-minded grants and donations, telling their version of a liberal Save The Planet myth—to a liberal French newspaper, being quoted by a liberal web portal. We are told they will care for us. We are told what food they will permit to us to eat. We are told how much food will be allowed to us. This will all somehow be worked out, “scientifically.” What’s not to believe? What could possibly go wrong with that? I say...
  • Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Protests In France

    01/19/2019 1:04:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (LATEST NEWS AT BOTTOM OF POST) (215 AM EASTERN, 815 AM IN PARIS) Another day and perhaps another weekend of protest in Paris as Act 10 of the Yellow Vests gets underway. Social media has spoken of the notion of protests both days this weekend but a major theme is "Back to Paris" and that's one of the numerous places in France where protests are expected today. Places for protest to name a few Marseille, Bordeaux, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand and the list goes on.......
  • Dems Reject Invitation to Working Lunch Meeting [semi-satire]

    01/18/2019 11:08:54 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer rejected an invitation from President Trump to participate in a lunch meeting that would discuss a possible compromise to partially fund a border barrier and reopen the federal government. "We saw the fast food spread he bought for the college football champions," Schumer pointed out. "If he treats star athletes like that I shudder to think what he'd have on the menu for us. He likes football. He hates us. There's no way I'd go without seeing a menu first." Pelosi was even harsher in her assessment of the...
  • Wall shutdown drives Hispanics to back Trump

    01/18/2019 7:08:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Don Surber's blog ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Don Surber
    According to NPR, most Hispanics support President Donald John Trump. His job approval is +4 among Hispanics, while it is -10 among whites and -76 among black people. The poll was conducted last weekend. It showed a 37-point gain for the president among Hispanics in two months. The NPR poll consistently shows President Trump has a low job approval. He was minus 11 in the first one in February 2017. Two years later, he is minus 14. So his low numbers overall are not news. But going from minus 33 among Hispanic voters to plus 4 in two months is...
  • President To Make ‘Major Announcement’ Tomorrow At 3 PM LIVE From White House...

    01/18/2019 6:39:21 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 45 replies
    In a late Friday tweet, President Trump has teased what he calls a ‘major announcement’ about the Southern border and the government shutdown tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. @realDonaldTrump I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse. Trump should declare a national emergency, shift funds out of the Pentagon, build The Great Wall, open the government and charge Democrats with finding excuses not to secure our border because they have a demographic and ideological interest in changing the face of the...
  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • What is an Oath?

    01/18/2019 10:18:01 AM PST · by LTC.Ret · 24 replies
    18 Jan 2019 | LTC.Ret
    When I raised my right hand and swore my Oath to honor, respect, preserve, and protect the Constitution of the United States, I considered it a sacred and lifelong vow. Without the rule of law we are nothing, and have no future beyond the plans that the one(s) with the most money and power have for us. I, and many others who have sworn the same Oath, are/were willing to give anything and everything to honor our pledge. But now, it seems to be little more than a perfunctory photo-op for far too many Washington elite. And why should they...
  • Pelosi Taking a Signature Junket To Meet Top NATO Commanders, U.S. Military leaders, Key Allies

    01/18/2019 9:16:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/19 | Judi McLeod
    Was Pelosi planning on undermining President Trump abroad for the next coming Democrat sabotage? Inquiring minds would sure like to know. The image of haughty House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left fuming on the tarmac after President Donald Trump ‘postponed’ her flight to Afghanistan, Belgium and Egypt provides a kind of levity that millions have been longing for. ‘Her Supreme Highness of the Flying Junket’ has been grounded until after the Government Partial Shutdown by President Donald Trump, the man she lives to hate. Like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights, everyone now knows that Pelosi has spent the lion’s...
  • Unborn Baby Eagles

    01/18/2019 9:10:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/19 | William Kevin Stoos
    They could have soared like eagles “Don’t fail to rescue those who are doomed to die. Don’t say, “I didn’t know it!” God can read your mind. He watches each of us and knows our thoughts. And God will pay us back for what we do.” (Proverbs 24:11-12—Contemporary English Version) Since 1973 when two women, prompted (some might say, used) by their activist radical women’s rights attorneys, challenged laws prohibiting abortions and won, more than 50 million unborn and nearly born babies have been killed. That is nearly 15% of the current population of the United States. Fifty million babies...
  • Take This SOTU and Shove It

    01/18/2019 8:59:40 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Michael Walsh
    In the annals of American political showboating, it’s tough to top the annual circus called the State of the Union message. Mandated by the Constitution—and at first delivered to Congress in written form—it has metastasized since the Wilson Administration into a full-blown political rally, celebrating not the party in power, but the president of the United States personally. Once a year, at the invitation of the Speaker of the House, he commands the attention not only of the Congress, but also members of the Supreme Court. It’s the nearest thing we have to a monarchical moment: all pomp and damn...
  • ‘Off we go again’! Co-authors of sketchy BuzzFeed report can’t even get their stories straight

    01/18/2019 8:57:43 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1-18-2019 | Sarah D.
    ...BuzzFeed’s Anthony Cormier admitted to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that he had “not personally” seen the evidence supporting the report he co-authored, a report claiming that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie during congressional testimony. The thing is, Jason Leopold, who co-authored the report with Cormier, went on MSNBC later and pretty strongly contradicted Cormier: (snip) told MSNBC: "I’ll just say we’ve seen documents, we’ve been briefed on documents."
  • Ted Cruz Perfectly Explains Why Nancy Pelosi Is So Terrified of Trump Giving the SOTU Address

    01/18/2019 8:21:37 AM PST · by PBRCat · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | January 18, 2019 | Brandon Morse
    Listen, if you’re Nancy Pelosi it makes a lot of sense. Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one, of her extreme left-wing base; she is captive of that; and number two, the position of Congressional Democrats in this shutdown is objectively unreasonable. In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall. They have right now shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall. I don’t know how you explain that you voted in favor of 350 miles but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles. That is incoherent....
  • Lawrence O'Donnell: Melania Trump Vacations Using Military Plane As Trump Blocks Pelosi Trip

    01/18/2019 7:55:13 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 72 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-18-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    MSNBC: NBC reports Melania Trump flew to Florida for vacation on a U.S. Military plane on the same day Pres. Trump blocked Speaker Pelosi from using a U.S. Military plane ...
  • Best. Fake. Partial. Shutdown. EVER.

    01/18/2019 7:13:19 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 10 replies
    DBDailyUpdate ^ | David Blackmon
    Government Shutdown, Day…um, what day is it? 28? 29? This fake, partial, sort of “shutdown” of parts of a quarter of the federal government has now dragged on so long it’s become impossible to keep up anymore. But oh, what a glorious fake government shutdown it became on Thursday. That day, January 17, 2019, will be remembered into posterity as the date when this became, without any doubt at all, the greatest, most entertaining government shutdown in the history of all government shutdowns. Just a day after Speaker San Fran Nan sent over a petty and utterly dishonest letter to...
  • Facebook tracks every single part of your life

    01/18/2019 6:49:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Kari Paul, Marketwatch
    Facebook has promised more transparency about ads on its platform, but the majority of users are still in the dark about the kind of information that’s been collected on them. That’s according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank. The vast majority of users surveyed (74 percent) said they were not aware that Facebook lists their interests for advertisers and that these interests can be found in the “ad preferences” page on user profiles. Those preferences run the gamut from pop culture, consumer purchases and “likes” to “multicultural affinity” and political labels....