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  • Mexican music over the radio. Austin area and more...

    12/01/2017 6:12:27 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 76 replies
    107.1 FM - Austin, Texas | 1 December 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Fellow Freepers, I have posted before and will post again, the music coming over the Spanish-language stations in the United States is largely intolerable in its content. You need to get a fluently bilingual friend to listen to the Norteno-type "country" Mexican music and report what is heard. Just this afternoon, driving home from work, the music coming from a station in Austin, 107.1 FM, was so bad that I wanted to shut the station down immediately. If such music were produced in the English language with the same messaage towards the Spanish-speaking community as they sing out over our...
  • Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump

    11/01/2017 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump Ellen Wulfhorst 4 Min Read NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When late-night election returns showed Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency last November, Laura Moser vomited and Christine Lui Chen crawled into bed to cling to her young daughter. Then they got down to business and joined the thousands of women who have responded to the Trump presidency by running for political office. More than 20,000 women in the United States with an interest in running for office have contacted Emily’s List, an advocacy group supporting female...
  • Man Sends Out Call On Facebook To Lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson

    10/25/2017 5:43:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Carbonated.tv ^ | 10/24/17 | Chris Walker
    .... © Reuters/Joe Skipper Man Sends Out Call On Facebook To Lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson by Chris Walker Share Like Us Rep. Frederica Wilson's Congressional office says they have received several credible threats of violence against her since she called President Donald Trump "insensitive." A member of Congress is facing serious and violent threats against her safety after suggesting President Donald Trump spoke to an army widow in an “insensitive” way. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) has spoken out against the president’s conversation with Myeshia Johnson, a widow whose husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, was killed while serving in Niger earlier...
  • Why didn't TV networks show angry, booing NFL fans Sunday or Monday?

    09/28/2017 2:55:07 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9/27/2017
    With President Donald Trump's attacks against protesting NFL players still reverberating, the league's TV partners decided to air live coverage of the national anthem before Week 3 games. Those partners left out a key element of the coverage: crowd shots of angry fans. Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend. Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let their home teams know it. The audio mics picked up the boos. Yet the TV networks mostly avoided crowd...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s medical malpractice

    09/22/2017 10:42:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has taken to scaremongering, with well-worn Democratic Party talking points regarding health-insurance policy. Between yuks, he occasionally accuses Republicans of being would-be baby killers, which is treated as an important political development because, well, Jimmy Kimmel is famous. This week, the comedian was back to explain why the new Graham-Cassidy Republican “repeal” bill is bad news. There were only two things wrong: Almost everything he said was either completely untrue or highly misleading, and his simplistic emotional appeal was completely disconnected from the real world. The comedian’s interest in policy was sparked by the...
  • Ken Burns' "VIET NAM: Anyone watch?

    09/18/2017 9:49:51 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 68 replies
    Leftist slant but informative. We had our opportunities with Ho Chi Min but it would have meant quitting on the French. Russian/Chinese expansion as well as the development of nuclear weapons may have handcuffed us. Dividing the country was was made to look like Korea redux-probably true. A complete misunderstanding of what's going on in other cultures. 57k lost lives later we haven't learned our lesson in the mid-east. Ken Burns gave us the 'well intended' bone.
  • Did CBS photoshop Steve Bannon into a bleary-eyed drunk?

    09/11/2017 9:43:03 AM PDT · by bkopto · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/11/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Did CBS's 60 Minutes photoshop Steve Bannon into looking like a bleary-eyed drunk in his interview? That's the verdict of a professional photographer, who suspected something off after having seen Bannon in person. The short video Peter Duke made, explaining the photoshopper's art, is a must-see. Duke noted that color correction and grading can be used to make faces look better, but they can also be used to make people look worse. He pulled up some stills from the 60 Minutes interview.
  • Whoopi, Behar In Denial: ‘We Will Never Know’ Why Clinton Lost Election

    09/08/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 8, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Friday on The View, hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar revealed they were still in denial over the 2016 election results. Discussing the leaked excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, the two die-hard liberals at the table clashed with moderate hosts Paula Faris and Jedediah Bila, over the reasons why Clinton lost the election. Joy Behar even went so far as to claim that Clinton really did “win” the election, while Whoopi went into conspiracy theory land, saying we would “never know” why Clinton really lost. The conversation started by discussing Bernie Sanders recent television appearance, where he told Clinton...
  • Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide [Trump Supporters are Klingons]

    09/08/2017 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    ew.com ^ | James Hibberd
    Exclusive: ‘The Klingons are going to help us look at certain sides of ourselves and our country’ Star Trek: Discovery will continue the venerated sci-fi tradition of using a fantastic setting to tackle real-world issues — only in a bigger way than any Trek series has done before. The upcoming CBS All Access drama tells the serialized story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The show is set a decade before 1966’s original series — which premiered 51 years ago today — during which the Federation and Klingons were in a Cold War...
  • Fake News: NBCNews.com Labels Democratic Senator Menendez as a Republican

    09/06/2017 3:32:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 09/06/2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Wednesday, NBCNews.com published an Associated Press dispatch on the bribery trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.), but there was one huge problem in that Menendez was labeled a Republican. Translation? NBC News saw no reason to engage in basic proofreading or got caught red-handed in the act of liberal bias. The unauthored post sat for well over two hours before being changed. NBCNews.com offered a correction at the bottom of the story: “CORRECTION (Sept. 6, 2017, 5:35 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the party affiliation of Menendez. He is a Democrat, not a Republican.” Seeing...
  • Denying Hurricane Harvey’s climate links only worsens future suffering

    09/05/2017 6:26:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 5, 2017 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Human-caused climate change amplified the damages and suffering associated with Hurricane Harvey in several different ways. First, sea level rise caused by global warming increased the storm surge and therefore the coastal inundation and flooding from the storm. Second, the warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor, which intensifies extreme precipitation events like the record-shattering rainfall associated with Harvey. Third, warmer ocean waters essentially act as hurricane fuel, which may have made Harvey more intense than it would otherwise have been. We can take some steps to adapt to rising sea levels, but denying the problem by rolling back regulations aimed...
  • Taylor Swift's political silence sparks belief she voted Trump

    09/04/2017 8:35:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 65 replies
    MSN/New York Daily News ^ | 3 September 2017 | RACHEL DESANTIS
    Taylor Swift has remained notoriously tight-lipped on her political leanings, but her friend and back-up dancer Todrick Hall says that anyone who takes her silence as evidence she voted for Donald Trump are making a "huge assumption." Swift faced criticism throughout the election season for remaining mum, and not following in the footsteps of her fellow pop stars, who expressed their support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Trump. Her sole foray into the world of politics was as an apolitical Instagram post on Election Day telling her followers to "go out and VOTE." But according to Hall, who has...
  • Reuters Changes Headline to Politicize and Depersonalize Trump Hurricane Harvey Food Service

    09/03/2017 2:07:37 AM PDT · by Fedora · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/02/2017 | Steve Holland
    Original link with original headline retrieved from Google cache: "Trump hugs children, serves food in visit to victims of Harvey"The original link (currently unavailable on Internet Archive due to technical error possibly caused by redirect: "The search engine encountered the following error: Search engine returned invalid information or was unresponsive. We are working to resolve this issue. Thanks for your patience.") now redirects to new headline 12 hours later: "Trump hugs Harvey's victims in test of presidential mien"
  • George Clooney: ‘There’s a dark cloud hanging over our country’ (BARF ALERT)

    09/02/2017 9:21:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Page Six ^ | 9/2/17 | Nick Vivarelli
    George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” has a timely subplot — based both on present times and a 1957 incident — about racism in white America. That subplot, however, resounded deeply during the Venice Film Festival press conference for the film, which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. “I was watching a lot of speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things,” said Clooney, talking about how the pic germinated. While casting around for story ideas, Clooney found a 1957 incident...
  • MTV awards go political in Trump era

    08/27/2017 7:24:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    MTV awards go political in Trump era By Afp Published: 21:50 EDT, 27 August 2017 | Updated: 21:50 EDT, 27 August 2017 MTV's glitzy awards show took a political turn Sunday at a tense time in the United States, with the music world's top stars taking aim at white supremacists and President Donald Trump. The Video Music Awards, generally watched more for pop culture moments than for news of the winners, also gave Taylor Swift a platform to show off a new, darker image as she premiered her new video. Pop superstar Katy Perry, the host of the gala, floated...
  • Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment

    08/12/2017 11:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 2:56 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they’d rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment distracts from larger policy debates. They believe it also takes away from congressional midterm elections whose outcomes will last beyond Trump. …
  • CBC - Putin shirtless = Crass politics. Trudeau shirtless = Knee Knocking Swoons

    08/08/2017 5:32:31 AM PDT · by jerod · 13 replies
    cbc news website ^ | Aug 07, 2017 | By Chris Brown
    It seems there is no such thing as too much of Vladimir Putin's bare chest. For the second time in three days, the Kremlin has released video of the Russian president's recent macho holiday adventures in Siberia — with even more hunting, boating and underwater spearfishing — and plenty of new scenes of a shirtless Putin enjoying the outdoors. The first round of photos and videos was released Saturday morning in Moscow and played unrelentingly on Russia's main state television channels all weekend. They also featured prominently online and in the country's major newspapers. Putin, 64, is well-known for his...
  • Women beware: President Trump and the promise of violence

    08/06/2017 4:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Transformation - Where love meets social justice ^ | August 7, 2017 | Angela McRobbie
    When Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight landed her first (and possibly as it transpired, her last) interview with the then-incoming Head of Communications for the White House, Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci, she could have had little idea beyond her briefing notes what to expect. What viewers actually saw and heard wasn’t just a bad omen of things to come, but an exercise in that peculiar blend of undisguised contempt and ferocious masculine-driven competition that has become a decisive marker of the violent underpinnings of Donald Trump and his administration. Women beware. Scaramucci rose to the occasion of having a well-trained...
  • Legends of Tomorrow: Muslim Hero’s Inclusion Inspired By Trump

    08/03/2017 6:47:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    Copyright © 2017 CBR ^ | 08/03/17 | by Jason Cohen
    When DCs’ Legends of Tomorrow returns for a third season on The CW later this year, a new superhero will enter the fold in the form of a Muslim computer hacker from the future: Zari Adrianna Tomaz, who will be played by Tala Ashe.... Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke about the casting and referenced the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump’s presidency and the policies that ultimately established restrictions on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. “You might have heard there was this election,” Guggenheim explained. “Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated...
  • President Trump Says Son 'Openly' Shared His Emails While Hillary Clinton 'Acid Washed' Hers

    07/22/2017 4:44:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    (WASHINGTON) — Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The tweets were unusual in their breadth and scope, even for Trump, given the wide variety of topics he touched on as Saturday dawned. His 10 tweets, all sent within two hours starting before 6:30 a.m., ranged from the Russia investigation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Hillary Clinton, the...