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  • ‘Stormy Daniels Day:’ Porn Superstar Gets Key to City of West Hollywood

    05/23/2018 6:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Itay Hod, The Wrap
    The City of West Hollywood will proclaim Wednesday, May 23 as “Stormy Daniels Day,” as Mayor John Duran and other city officials will present the adult film actress with the key to the city. Keeping up with the theme, Daniels will receive the award at Chi Chi LaRue, the erotica store on Santa Monica Boulevard. “Stormy Daniels is the most courageous woman in America right now taking on the biggest bully in the country,” Duran, told TheWrap. “Donald Trump is a continuing threat to the LGBT community and immigrants in West Hollywood. It’s going to be my great honor to...
  • Spying Began Months Before, FBI Admits.

    05/22/2018 10:23:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    westernjournal. ^ | MAY 22, 2018 | BEN MARQUIS
    For the past 18 months, most media has dismissively mocked claims that a then-candidate’s campaign were rigged or spied upon during the 2016 election… Now: Once majestic ODIN grovels. Langley cowers and Arlington squirms under quisling book promos. Don’t lap up this drivvel that it’s only at the top. The dedicated core agents are out or dead. The remnant is shot thru with rot.
  • Unfair Game: How Trump Won

    05/21/2018 7:59:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 21, 2018
    More than a year after the election of US President Donald Trump, there are still some questions about how this controversial figure managed to become the most powerful man in the world. While he lost the popular vote to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by three million votes, he took Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by a total of 77,000 votes - three key states that carried him to victory. The spread of fake news disrupted mainstream media and a lack of regard for the truth became more apparent than in any other US presidential campaign. According to Politifact, an independent fact-checking...
  • Identity of FBI Spy in Trump Campaign Leaked to Media But Denied to Congress

    05/19/2018 4:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Petr Svab
    Multiple media reported the FBI had an informant spying on the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump. The Justice Department refused to reveal the source’s identity to congressional oversight leaders, saying divulging it could put people’s lives at risk. But multiple legacy media outlets claim to have learned his identity and have described the person and his activities in such detail as to make his identification all but certain. Details about the spy became the target of two articles, one by The New York Times, one by The Washington Post, both published on Friday, May 18. The Washington Post described...
  • Actually, Being Anti-Trump Is Democrats’ Best Messaging

    05/18/2018 12:52:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rantt Media ^ | May 18, 2018 | Bob Cunningham
    From your favorite random Twitter accounts to the talking heads on cable news networks, we all hear the same thing: Democrats don’t have a real message. What do Democrats stand for? They can’t just be anti-Trump! Well, no, they can’t just be anti-Trump — but it’s a damn good start. Democrats have a message that resonates with most Americans. Affordable healthcare and college, better public education, making the wealthy pay their share, helping elevate women, people of color, and the LGBT+ community, protecting the social safety net, prison reform, drug reform, immigration reform, and stricter gun control laws are all...
  • Jennifer Rubin: How we will know if impeachment is the right thing to do?

    05/18/2018 12:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Democratic leaders are right to caution their members and candidates against talking up impeachment. There is the obvious political consideration that impeachment is disfavored, at least now, by many voters, especially those in red states where Democrats need to hang on to precious Senate seats. But there is something more important, both for the party fighting against the erosion of democratic norms and for the country: We cannot normalize impeachment. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, writes that “it is clear that if President (Donald) Trump participated in a conspiracy to defraud the United...
  • Spike Lee’s Cannes Speech About Trump Was Fiery As Hell

    05/15/2018 8:48:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 15, 2018 | Monica Bush
    After sharing his new film BlacKkKlansman on Monday night, acclaimed film director Spike Lee railed against Trump at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie centers on the true story of a black police officer who managed to crack open a branch of the KKK, and uses footage from the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that took place last August. When discussing his decision to use the footage from the protest at the end of the film, Lee spoke for approximately five minutes, and took the opportunity to tear into President Trump's response to the deadly white nationalist event, where one woman,...
  • Joy Reid Panel Attacks Military Veterans Who Support President Trump (VIDEO)

    05/14/2018 2:00:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Conservative US ^ | May 13, 2018
    MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance has long been a source of anti-conservative hysteria, but he outdid his self this week with a malicious smear against military veterans who support our President Donald Trump. A panel hosted by Joy Reid attacked the character of military veterans who support President Donald Trump on Saturday, as Malcolm Nance, who previously called for a terrorist attack by ISIS against a Trump property, said that veterans who support the president are “not honorable.” Nance said: “And these military people love him, all right? And I’m just going to come right out and say it: not...
  • 3-D Printed Weapons Threaten Global Security, Think Tank Warns

    05/13/2018 4:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 9, 2018 | Aristos Georgiou
    Imagine a world where anyone with access to a simple and affordable piece technology could produce their own deadly weapons on demand. This hypothetical future is the focus of a new report from the RAND Corporation think tank, which looks at the potential threats to personal, national and global security posed by the proliferation of 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing is a term used to describe various technologies which produce three-dimensional objects by “printing” layer-upon-layer of a given material, while following a digital blueprint. Although the technology is currently fairly limited in some respects, it is...
  • We camped out with the antifa activists plotting to disarm the alt-right

    05/11/2018 8:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Vice News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Elle Reeve
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The alt right is struggling to hold itself together. It’s dealing with infighting and money problems, and some of its leaders have decided they can’t risk holding events that are open to the public. One reason for that is antifa, the anti-fascist activists best known for punching Nazis but who also engage in digital counterintelligence, infiltrating white nationalist message boards and chat rooms to find out who they are and what they’re doing. In late April, anti-fascist activists camped out in the woods of rural Tennessee the night before the American Renaissance conference, an annual gathering of...
  • “He’s dying anyway”: the Trump right’s hate for John McCain, explained

    05/11/2018 5:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Vox ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jane Coaston
    On Wednesday, Arizona Sen. John McCain announced his opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA, Gina Haspel. On Thursday, White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly reacted by saying of McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” Sadler’s reaction is not unique among the Trumpian right, whose outright hatred of McCain has resurfaced as McCain’s illness has progressed. (The feeling is mutual. McCain reportedly told friends a week ago that he doesn’t want Trump at his funeral.) It’s also not new. When Trump delivered the infamous line during the 2016 campaign, “I...
  • The forgotten hostages: 48 years in North Korea

    05/08/2018 8:57:39 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies ^ | MAY 8, 2018 | ANDREW SALMON
    Hwang In-cheol was just two years old when his father went on a business trip and never returned. On December 11, 1969, Hwang Won, a journalist was hijacked by a North Korean agent. After an international outcry, 39 passengers were returned they had been heavily indoctrinated. Policy toward North Korea changed. Détente set in in 1972. Memories faded. The story went cold. The family members of the abductees, however, could never forget...
  • Men's Only Club

    05/06/2018 7:57:03 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    Women try to get into a Men's only establishment. They fail.
  • Surprise: Stormy Daniels Is Dancing at the Penthouse Club This Week

    05/06/2018 6:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | May 6, 2018 | Victor Fiorillo
    Back in March, we told you that adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would be doing her thing at Club Risque in November, but now we’ve learned that she’s going to be performing at the Penthouse Club on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The just-announced Stormy Daniels appearance at the Penthouse Club on Castor Avenue is scheduled to take place a couple of days after she made headlines for her surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live. Later this week, Penthouse magazine will release a special Stormy Daniels collector’s issue, so she’s doing a publicity tour — as if she needs more...
  • Trump and the Nobel Prize: history suggests it’s not that crazy (Left-wing Canadian reporter)

    05/06/2018 12:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    iPolitics ^ | May 6, 2018 | Paul Koring
    Donald Trump and the tainted Nobel Peace Prize jury deserve each other. So just go ahead and award the President the sullied prize. After all it was created by Alfred Nobel, the international arms merchant keen to recast his blood-stained legacy after pocketing a fortune making mass killing far more cost-efficient. And Trump, unlike some of the warmongers, racists, handmaidens to genocide, and terrorists already among the pantheon of winners, might actually have a credible claim to it. At least 18 slavish Republican Congressmen and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in are already on record saying Trump deserves the award. At...
  • Feud between Roseanne and Stormy Daniels erupts on Twitter, takes ‘extreme’ to a whole new level

    05/04/2018 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 95 replies ^ | May 4, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    **Extreme language warning** As historians in the future look back at 2018 and try to separate the fact from fiction, they may be challenged to just divide the odd from the truly bizarre. Friday’s Twitter drama unfolded between two outspoken women, one currently on offense against President Trump and the other on the defensive for supporting him.
  • For all the fury we vent at Trump, we have to admit that his macho bluster has had its benefits

    05/04/2018 7:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | May 4, 2018 | Emily Sheffield
    Which element of Donald Trump do you delight in despising most? Every day brings a fresh example of pugnacious behaviour, another execrable opinion, more insights into his arriviste 24-carat gold tap taste or strutting vanity. We lap up every revelation; his bombast is brilliant clickbait. The Trump Show gains top ratings in our everyday dialogue; his latest tweets are a failsafe conversation starter. This week alone brought a basketload of delights (he’s the gift that just keeps on giving. No wonder sales of the New York Times are up 10 per cent). Now we know he’s the author of that...
  • Don Lemon: 'It's my obligation as a journalist' to call Trump a racist

    05/04/2018 4:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2018 | Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said Friday that it's his "obligation as a journalist" to call President Trump a racist. “Critical thinking is important as a journalist. If you cannot surmise that this president — if he’s not racist, he’s certainly racist-adjacent," Lemon told an audience as the keynote speaker at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology NYC Summit. "We have come to a consensus in our society that facts matter. I feel like it’s my obligation to say that.” “If you have the evidence that shows you, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it’s...
  • Don’t Count on Russiagate to Bring Trump Down

    05/03/2018 8:10:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 3, 2018 | Aaron Maté
    In filing a lawsuit accusing Russia, the Trump campaign, and Wikileaks of a conspiracy to win the 2016 election, Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez says the party is standing up to Russian meddling in not just that contest, but in the next one as well. “[When] you’ve seen attempted interference in the past, they’re going to do it again,” Perez told NBC News. “I’m punching back for democracy.” The lawsuit is an outgrowth of the Democratic Party’s more than yearlong focus on Russiagate “above all else,” as a top Hillary Clinton aide once described it. This approach has definitively...
  • Drag Queens Plan Massive Anti-Donald Trump Protest During His UK Visit

    05/03/2018 12:02:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post's Queer Voices ^ | May 2, 2018 | Lee Moran
    They’re marching against the “appalling way the Trump administration has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the U.S.” Drag performers across the United Kingdom are preparing to mobilize against President Donald Trump when he visits this summer. A Facebook event calling on “drag kings, queens, queers and our allies” to march against Trump’s upcoming U.K. visit, tentatively scheduled for July 13, has already garnered almost 1,000 confirmed guests and 7,000 “interested” in attending. “Due to the appalling way the Trump administration has regarded the rights and welfare of LGBTQI communities of the US, the idea of a...