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  • Irish in America: How do you feel now about Trump?

    01/16/2017 6:42:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 15, 2017
    With just days to go until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, we want to hear from Irish readers living there about how they feel now about him entering the White House. On the day of the election result, we were inundated with reaction, with the majority expressing shock and dismay. Have your opinions or expectations changed in the months since? What did you think of Mr Trump’s press conference this week? What is the mood like where you live? How do you think his presidency could affect the Irish community in...
  • Obama on Trump: ‘Don’t underestimate the guy, because he’s going to be 45th president of the US’

    01/15/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2017 | Dylan Stableford, senior editor
    President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. In an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Obama was asked if it’s possible for Trump to run “an improvisational presidency.” “I don’t think so,” Obama said. “And so now he’s in the process of building up an organization. And we’ll have to see how that works. And it’ll be a test, I think, for him and the people that he’s designated to be able to execute on his vision.” But Obama...
  • Lack of Staff Raises Questions About First Family's Role

    01/15/2017 6:32:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 13, 2017 | Emily Goodin
    Incoming first lady Melania Trump has yet to publicly name her senior White House staff, raising questions about whether the positions have been filled amid uncertainty about the Trump family’s role in the administration. The lack of announcements from the president-elect’s transition team is notable given that Melania Trump is not moving to Washington, D.C., right away and speculation abounds about the role Ivanka Trump will play in her father’s White House. There has been no chief of staff, communications director or social secretary named for the East Wing. And the chief of staff and social secretary positions are particularly...
  • Sharpton: 'Thank God we lived in the age of Obama'

    01/15/2017 4:33:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday praised President Obama and touted his accomplishments while in office. "I am so proud of President Barack Obama, not just because he was and is my color, but because he was America's kind," Sharpton said on MSNBC's "Politics Nation." "He helped this country like no president I've seen in my lifetime. We should thank God we lived in the age of Obama." Sharpton said Americans must be "concerned" about the future of the country when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated next week. He went on to tout Obama's record, including his work on improving...
  • John Lewis Makes A FOOL Of Himself on Capitol Hill

    01/15/2017 3:30:34 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | January 15, 2017 | Self- Vanity
    John Lewis Makes A Fool of Himself On Capitol Hill... by refusing to attend the 2017 Inauguration. Lewis is apparently outraged over the loss of his party leader's bid for the presidency. Although Donald J. Trump won thirty of the fifty states and more individual counties than any other U.S. president since President Reagan, Lewis has been unable to accept his party's defeat. Accepting an uncomfortable loss is a life experience that escapes John R. Lewis, a man of 76 years of age. Lewis can be found declaring the President-Elect was not legitimately elected and promising to forego the Inauguration....
  • Trump team ponders evicting media from White House

    01/15/2017 1:38:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | January 15, 2017 | Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    Three senior officials on Donald Trump's transition team hinted that a plan to evict the press corps from the White House is under "serious consideration" by the president-elect’s incoming administration, Esquire magazine reported. If the plan is adopted, one official told Esquire, the media will be removed from the White House press room, where it has been located since Richard Nixon was president. They would be relocated either to the White House Conference Center or to a space in the Old Executive Office building, located next door to the White House. Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, said no decision has...
  • Man Wears Sign Supporting Cop Killer Outside Florida Sheriff's Office: 'God Bless the Shooter'

    01/15/2017 11:09:17 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Caitlin Nolan
    Man Wears Sign Supporting Suspected Cop Killer Outside Florida Sheriff's Office: 'God Bless the Shooter' As Orlando police remain embroiled in a manhunt for a suspect wanted for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an officer in Orlando, a man [stood] to show support for that alleged cop killer, donning a sign celebrating the death of police outside a Florida sheriff’s office. ... Ian McGuire, 26, ... outside the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, ... three hours southwest of Orlando, wearing a sign that read: "2 cops dead in Orlando. God bless the shooter." ... he posted to YouTube showing...
  • Trump Ensnares Media in Yet Another Fake News Boondoggle

    01/15/2017 10:04:53 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Admin.
    The media was rife with 'I told you so' headlines yesterday, after reports from more unnamed sources said the first order of business for the Trump administration was to hold a summit with Vladimir Putin, in Iceland, just like Reagan did with Gorbachev, circa 1986. The headlines were smug and the Twitterati of newly born left wing militarist war mongers were resplendent with calls for martial law or protests or anything that could stop Donald Trump, an obvious traitor against America -- a revolting person of low qualities who enjoys to be urinated upon by Russian hookers. The only problem...
  • Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

    01/15/2017 7:17:28 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    AP via CNBC ^ | 1-13-2017 | AP via CNBC
    Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher. The generational gap...
  • VANITY-Inaugural Cake Ideas

    01/15/2017 5:39:14 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 39 replies
    I see a boatload of OLD URLS for Obozo's Inaugural Cake; mostly including a plethora of rich liberal celebrities...
  • Bikers for Trump prepared to form 'wall of meat' at Trump inauguration rally

    01/14/2017 12:30:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    The leader of a pro-Donald Trump motorcycle group said the bikers are prepared to form a protective "wall" around the president-elect during his inauguration. Chris Cox, a 48-year-old chain-saw artist and leader of Bikers for Trump, said he anticipates a peaceful rally during the ceremony on Jan. 20 but added the group is prepared for potential conflict with protesters. "The bikers are certainly used to being outnumbered and we are prepared to form a wall of meat," Cox told Fox Business. "We're anticipating a celebration here. We don't anticipate any problems. We have a strict code of conduct where we...
  • FReeper Help Needed: Alaskan Fisheries Jobs (Vanity)

    01/14/2017 12:13:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    Jan. 14, 2017 | Vanity
    Anyone here ever work in the Alaskan Fisheries in one capacity or another?My 20 year old son, in his 2nd year of College, has been happy working as an Asst. Produce Mgr. in a local grocery store during school summer breaks, but it doesn't pay much for a poor college student.I've had old friends over the years work in these fisheries for 2-3 months during the late Spring/Summer and bring home a slew of money.They'd work 12-14 hours a day, 6-7 days a week gutting and cleaning salmon on the "slime lines". Room and board is provided so you don't...
  • NYT’s Rutenberg Bewails ‘Outgunned’ Media in Trump Age, Throws in Castro Comparison

    01/14/2017 9:47:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 13, 2017 | Clay Waters
    media reporter Jim Rutenberg documented the latest go-round of Trump vs. the mainstream media, which Rutenberg claimed were “Outgunned, Outmaneuvered and in Need of a Game Plan.” . . . Well, that sure escalated quickly. “That” was Donald J. Trump’s inaugural news conference as a duly elected United States president-to-be, in which he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” dismissed CNN as “fake news” and more or less told the whole lot of reporters at Trump Tower to stuff it when it comes to his unreleased tax returns because everyday Americans don’t care and, anyway, “I won.”
  • Do you hear the people sing?

    01/13/2017 10:06:35 PM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 3 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Trump supporters
    https://youtu.be/lDUwXFvTJfA Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of Angry men!
  • Donald Trump declares Hillary Clinton ‘guilty as hell’ on Twitter

    01/13/2017 5:26:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Nine News Australia ^ | January 14, 2017 | Staff
    US President-elect Donald Trump has reprised his election campaign attacks on Hillary Clinton, declaring her "guilty as hell" on social media and deriding her supporters' criticism of how the FBI handled an investigation into her emails. The US Justice Department announced yesterday it would investigate an FBI decision to launch an inquiry into Mrs Clinton's emails shortly before the November 8 election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat. Mr Trump took to Twitter overnight to assert Mrs Clinton should have “never been allowed to run” for President of the United States....
  • Intelligence Committee will investigate possible Russia-Trump links (Pollutico alert!)

    01/13/2017 4:58:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 01/13/17 | ELANA SCHOR
    Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said late Friday that his committee will investigate possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, reversing himself one day after telling reporters that the issue would be outside of his panel’s ongoing probe into Moscow’s election-disruption efforts. Burr and the intelligence panel’s top Democrat, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, said in a joint statement that the committee's probe would touch on "intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns" as well as Russian cyberattacks and other election meddling outlined in an intelligence report released last week. The committee will use “subpoenas...
  • Minnesota: First Somali-Muslim Legislator Takes Oath…on Giant Koran (Video)

    01/13/2017 2:52:52 AM PST · by Ray76 · 47 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | creeping
    It’s been an unlikely journey from a Somali refugee camp in Kenya to the Minnesota State House of Representatives, but 34-year-old Ilhan Omar’s historic rise to become the first Somali-American legislator in the United States is now a beacon of hope for Muslims, and particularly Muslim women, around the world.
  • Obama Should Be Charged With High Treason! American Soldiers Were Killed By Iran

    01/12/2017 8:17:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | Published on Jan 12, 2017 | ET WILLIAMS
    Obama Should Be Charged With High Treason! American Soldiers Were Killed But He Denied Strikes On Iran Because Of Secret Nuke Deal
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Bad news, Trump haters: This bonkers show has made him MORE popular, writes JUSTIN WEBB

    01/12/2017 6:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2017 | Justin Webb
    A Left-wing American friend confessed a few days ago that he was beginning to like Donald Trump: ‘He’s got no mental teleprompter,’ he told me admiringly, ‘no notes, no filter, no volume control. He just says stuff, and sometimes he’s got a point . . .’ My friend has been uncontactable since Wednesday’s press conference. I think he might either be in Heaven or in hospital from shock. Because this was the most madcap performance by an incoming president since the 19th century, when Andrew Jackson took a bullet in the arm in a bar fight with a Senator. It...
  • Only hookers in this story are the cheap, lazy journalists who ran with fake Trump sleaze

    01/12/2017 3:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    It’s bulls**t. President-elect Donald Trump didn’t pay prostitutes to urinate on his bed in the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, three years ago. Neither did Trump do this to deliberately defile a bed that had been used by Barack and Michelle Obama. And nor did Vladimir Putin secretly videotape the whole thing to use as blackmail against Trump at a later date. It’s all complete baloney....
  • The Roloffs should be an inspiration to everyone.

    01/12/2017 5:58:09 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 18 replies
    12/01/2017 | Philip.K
    In "Little People Big World" we get to meet the Roloff family, Matt and Amy and their 4 kids, Unlike most, their story resolves around dwarfism. Or does it? For me it reminds us that there are NO excuses. In the majority of the world , dwarfs would be victims, and people of ridicule. But what the western world, and especially America has shown us is that through hard work anything really is possible.
  • Nicole Kidman: 'We as a country need to support' Donald Trump

    01/11/2017 8:07:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lindsay Kimble
    Nicole Kidman may be a mom of four, but she says she actually always envisioned herself as the matriarch of a much larger brood. In a new interview with BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire, the Lion star revealed, “I wish I’d had more children.” The actress is mom to Isabella, 24, and Connor, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, and Sunday Rose, 8, and Faith Margaret, 6, with husband Keith Urban. “I would have liked probably two or three more children,” Kidman, 49, says, adding, “I love, love children. I love raising children … they make me feel good and I love...
  • Comedian Patton Oswalt melts down over Trump presser, advises fellow liberals to ‘hoard food’

    01/11/2017 7:42:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 11, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Comedian Patton Oswalt has made no secret of his intense disdain toward President-elect Donald Trump, but the actor was beside himself during Trump’s press conference on Wednesday. In what appeared to be a complete meltdown on social media, Oswalt implied in a series of tweets that the nation would crumble under a Trump presidency. “Go be with your families,” Oswalt wrote on Twitter. “Hoard food.” He also tweeted about purchasing a gas generator and a seed vault, which is something that survivalists typically use to stock seeds for various crops. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) But Oswalt wasn’t thrilled with President Obama, either. He...
  • Florida Democrat pushes expanded gun background checks in wake of airport shooting

    01/11/2017 4:46:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A state senator in Florida is sponsoring a handful of gun control bills, citing last week’s airport shooting as a reason to introduce at least one of the measures. State Sen. Gary Farmer says he plans to introduce a bill that would close the so-called gun show loophole in his state. “Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.” Florida Carry Executive...
  • Like it or not, the “Trump Effect” is looking more and more real

    01/11/2017 4:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning I heard Bryan Williams (of all people) say that today is “one of the busiest news days” since the election. I suppose that’s true if you butter your bread in the cable news game. But while much of the press corps prefers to discuss secretive and probably imaginary meetings in Prague of whatever bits of dirt they can dig up on the cabinet nominees, there have been some other things happening. Ever since Donald Trump was elected there’s been a not always quiet undercurrent of concern flowing through companies who do a lot of outsourcing or build factories...
  • New Sheriff: Trump Inquires About Revoking, Suspending CNN’s White House Access; BuzzFeed Too

    01/11/2017 12:34:37 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 177 replies
    TruePundit ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Admin
    An incensed President-Elect Donald Trump has asked the First Amendment gurus on his legal team if it is permissible to expel or restrict CNN and BuzzFeed News personnel from White House press corps, a transition insider told True Pundit. At a raucous press conference Wednesday Trump warned BuzzFeed and CNN “would suffer the consequences” for publishing “fake news” about him, though he did not elaborate.
  • Shut Down America’s Refugee Programs Before They Turn Us Into Germany

    01/11/2017 3:09:44 AM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | James Simpson
    On the first day of the new year, Islamic terrorists claimed another 39 victims, including Americans, in an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The Christmas truck attack in Berlin recalls the similar July attack in Nice, France. The suspect, Tunisian asylum seeker Anis Amri, was killed in a shootout with Italian police on December 23. On the same day as the Berlin attack, there was a knife attack at a Virginia Metro station by an African Muslim, Ali Ahmed Mohamound. A similar knife attack occurred in New York City the day before, with the suspect still at...
  • Gaza: Muslim cleric says Jerusalem truck attack permitted by Sharia

    01/11/2017 3:00:56 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Christine Williams
    Ahmad Abou Aklein, a Gaza extremist imam, said the attack that left four Israelis dead and another 17 wounded is allowed under Sharia Islamic law because “it targeted an enemy that occupied Muslim land.” To think that this lie ever came to be believed by any thinking person with a shred of knowledge of history is a commentary on the effectiveness of the technique of Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, who stated: This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever...
  • Trump is going to be the breath of fresh air we all need

    01/10/2017 11:11:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Each day brings fresh proof that America is hopelessly headed down the wrong track and needs to change direction. Meryl Streep’s pompous attack on Donald Trump and his supporters at the Golden Globes is one example, and a second involves the heckling idiots who wore KKK outfits yesterday to smear Sen. Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing to be attorney general. A third proof comes from the Mideast. Predictably, this one involves an Arab terrorist shedding Israeli blood. Soon after Palestinian and Jordanian leaders railed against Trump’s plan to move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a...
  • Massachusetts gun shop hit with $35K in fines and fees for selling Glocks

    01/10/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Chris Eger
    State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and a Worcester gun dealer have settled a case that involved selling handguns that were not Massachusetts-compliant. The Gun Parlor has agreed to end sales of handguns that do not meet state-mandated safety regulations, specifically load indicators and magazine safety disconnects, and pay $10,000 in fees and costs associated with an investigation into the store while $25,000 in fines will remain outstanding and will be waived if the shop remains in compliance for two years. “In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the...
  • Why Is Paul Ryan Speaker of the House?

    01/10/2017 4:36:06 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    01/10/2017 | Charles O'Connell
    You who know, disabuse me of the notion that it's due to the influence of those friends of small business, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable. What is it that qualifies Speaker Ryan to assume the same chair as that held by Sam Rayburn and Henry Clay? And does anyone know if Granny in the wheelchair has hit the bottom yet?youtube.com/watch?v=OGnE83A1Z4U
  • Reflexive Law: How Sustainable Development Has Conned Us All

    01/10/2017 2:25:07 AM PST · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Freedom Advocates ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Patrick Wood
    The New York Times blasted out the headline yesterday, Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty. In short, Obama will use one or more Executive Orders to entangle the U.S. in a global treaty on climate change, without consulting the U.S. Senate. However, the Constitution requires the Senate to vote on all treaties and the bar is high: It takes a two-third vote to approve. The Constitution is out. The Rule of law has collapsed. Reflexive law has surpassed it all. The balance of this article will show you how and why.If you are saying “Huh?”, you had better...
  • The Fed's "Depression" and the Birth of the New Deal

    01/10/2017 1:07:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Aug 1, 2001 | Lawrence M. Stratton, Paul Craig Roberts
    According to new deal historians, capitalism failed in the 1930s. What, then, is it doing flourishing in the United States, Britain, and Europe and taking root in Latin America and China, where it was never previously present? For the past 20 years there has been a large and growing incompatibility between the verdicts of historians and the performance of capitalism.In 1981 the United States reduced tax rates and reined in money growth. For two decades the economy has experienced an economic boom characterized by large income gains, high employment, and negligible inflation. In the U.K. similar reforms introduced by Margaret...
  • Regionalism – The Blueprint for Your Serfdom

    01/10/2017 12:14:32 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Freedom Advocates ^ | Sep 28, 2013 | Michael Shaw
    Did you know that some of your local elected representatives are enabling a shadow government to evolve? These people promote the reinvention of government through their support of, and appointments to, “regional” boards that act like soviet councils. These councils are funded to implement Agenda 21. Federal tax dollars fuel their appeal, but your city and county representatives do not have to go along. Gone are the days when government was limited, where individuals were politically acknowledged to possess unalienable rights, and where money was honest. The American political structure has been transformed. This has occurred quietly for more than...
  • Think Globally, Act Obediently

    01/09/2017 11:48:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Sustainable Freedom Lab ^ | Jul 27, 2016 | John Anthony
    Two-hundred years after signing a declaration protecting Americans’ right to pursue life, liberty and property, the stewards of the very government our Founders formed, began stealing all three.The story of why and how our government, through federal agencies like HUD and the EPA implement global law is the story of America’s return to slavery.To understand the importance of the story we must first recognize the importance of property rights.For example, if you own a farm, but another person tells you what to plant, where you can mow, and whom you must have for neighbors, your ownership becomes worthless.  That other...
  • Martin Shkreli Banned from Twitter After Asking Writer on a Date

    01/09/2017 8:47:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli was banned from Twitter on Sunday for alleged “harassment” after he asked a Teen Vogue writer on a date. The “harassment” began when Shkreli sent Lauren Duca, known for her piece about President-elect Donald Trump “gaslighting America” and defending the man who harassed Ivanka Trump on a plane, a private message inviting her to the inauguration as his date. Duca responded by publicly posting his message and writing, “I would rather eat my own organs.”
  • Obama White House Veterans Tackle The Trump Era With New Political Media Site

    01/09/2017 2:16:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Michael Calderone, senior media reporter
    Because Trump “has Breitbart and Twitter and he’ll just swamp you.” If Hillary Clinton had won, Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett would have kept their day jobs. The three friends, all in their mid-30s and veterans of the Obama White House, had gone to the West Coast, where two started a consulting firm and the third wrote screenplays. Last year they dipped back into the campaign fray through an election-focused podcast, “Keepin’ It 1600.” The trio of political junkies got their fix with the part-time initiative, mixing it up with political operatives and Washington journalists. Lovett, a former...
  • As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It

    01/09/2017 2:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    TSIHOMBE, Madagascar — She is just a frightened mom, worrying if her son will survive, and certainly not fretting about American politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump. What about America itself? Ranomasy, who lives in an isolated village on this island of Madagascar off southern Africa, shakes her head. It doesn’t ring any bells. Yet we Americans may be inadvertently killing her infant son. Climate change, disproportionately caused by carbon emissions from America, seems to be behind a severe drought that has led crops to wilt across seven countries in southern Africa....
  • ‘Submissive Princess’ Lena Dunham Wears a Dog Collar In Bizarre Social Media Post

    01/09/2017 5:51:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Heat Street ^ | January 8, 2017 | Staff
    Lena Dunham’s post-election meltdown is showing no signs of letting up in the new year. The woke celebrity continues to express her anguish at the election of “terrifying” “predator” Donald Trump by doing gross, bizarre things and documenting them on social media. Over the weekend, for example, Dunham posted a photo of herself wearing a dog collar on her Instagram account, which currently has almost 3 million followers. In the accompanying caption, Dunham acknowledged that the black studded collar, which features the phrase “I [heart] L D,” was meant for a dog. But that didn’t stop her from wearing it....
  • The Islamization of Minnesota Media

    01/09/2017 4:47:59 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Conservative Minnesotans ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | John Hugh Gilmore
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist linked group that has turned into the go to source for much of American media. In this, Minnesota media are not different, only worse. Much worse. I've watched as media outlets in the state, primarily the Twin Cities, increasingly refracted each and every story about muslims generally, and Minnesota ones specifically, through the prism of a CAIR press release or it's invidious agenda. No outlet has been more mindless, or undeservedly morally superior, in this regard than Minnesota Public Radio. Still, I was appalled when I learned that one of...
  • Rochester, NY: Confirmation that the US State Department has packed the pipeline with refugees (tr)

    01/09/2017 4:23:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | Ann Corcoran
    This is direct confirmation from a resettlement contractor in Rochester, NY that indeed the pipeline of refugees headed to America is packed to overflowing and that local resettlement agencies are struggling to cope with the numbers. Of course this means that refugees will suffer as will local communities, governments/school systems that must adjust to rapid cultural and demographic change (in addition to shelling-out for taxpayer-funded expenses for schooling etc.). On January 20th, Donald Trump could simply turn off the spigot, and if he does there will be howls of rage by contractors who say he is mean and hateful as...
  • PA top dogs threaten that moving US embassy to Jerusalem “declaration of war on all Muslims”

    01/09/2017 4:08:02 AM PST · by Ray76 · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    If President-elect Trump moves the US embassy to Jerusalem, this move will be a direct rebuke to “Palestinian” efforts to rewrite history and claim that the Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem. The “Palestinians” and their allies are already portraying this as a grievous affront, and pusillanimous Western leaders such as John Kerry are echoing their claims, apparently in the belief that if they tiptoe around the thug and appease him, peace will ensue.
  • Georg Spöttle: “We Are Slowly Locking Ourselves Into a Cage to Defend Ourselves”

    01/09/2017 3:53:20 AM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Georg Spöttle is a German-Hungarian security analyst with special expertise in Central European affairs. Several television interviews with him were posted here last year. In the following interview from Hungarian TV he discusses the failed migration policies of Western Europe, and how they lead inevitably to the erosion of civil liberties and personal privacy. What is striking about this, as in numerous other Hungarian programs, is the discussion of topics that would be entirely off-limits in television presentations west of the old Iron Curtain. Nor would many of the sentences spoken on TV in Hungary ever be uttered on major...
  • What is Cultural Marxism? (video)

    01/09/2017 1:41:40 AM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    EuropeanUnity565 ^ | May 14, 2016
    Let us begin with a very terse description. Cultural Marxism is a broad term which refers to the advocacy and application of Critical Theory, and more generally to the cultural, political, and academic influence of certain elements within the contemporary Left. The roots of Cultural Marxism are to be found in what is commonly known as the Frankfurt School. The term arose informally to describe the thinkers affiliated or merely associated with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany during the interwar period. Critical of both capitalism and Soviet socialism, they sought to address...
  • Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference

    01/08/2017 3:31:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    One thing that has been frustrating those in the media now that Donald Trump is about to be President of the United States has been his reluctance to hold conventional press conferences. Trump has not held a full news conferences since late July and canceled a proposed one in mid-December where he said he would use to address his business interests. He has since announced that he will hold a presser next week. In the absence of regular press conferences and interaction with the media, Trump has taken to Twitter as his main mode of public communication, generally taking to...
  • Can 14-year-olds hack email? My 14-year-old sons say, you bet!

    01/07/2017 5:02:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | January 7, 2017 | Michael Levin
    Julian Assange told Sean Hannity this week that “a 14-year-old boy” could have hacked John Podesta’s emails. It just so happens I live with two 14-year-old boys, my sons. Both are extremely tech savvy, unlike Dad. So I thought I’d ask their opinion about Assange’s assertion. First, their bona fides. At 10, they created YouTube videos teaching how to use Rainbow Loom, a popular toy for kids that age. They attracted half a million views and earned $450 from Google AdWords. My wife and I tried to get them to do household chores for allowance money. “We have our own...
  • Julian Assange: ‘Who knows’ if WikiLeaks emails swayed U.S. election?

    01/07/2017 3:15:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 3, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed in a new interview that he is completely confident that the Russian government was not the source of the hacked emails that his organization released leading up to the U.S. presidential election. He also shrugged off the question of whether the politically damaging emails affected the outcome of the race. The publisher of classified and private information released embarrassing emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Fox News political pundit Sean Hannity asked Assange to address the allegation that WikiLeaks was a...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister resigns after getting caught giving $13.7 million

    01/07/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | IWB
    It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clinton’s charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa. An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013.
  • Mollie Hemingway: Obama Is Absolutely Delusional About What His Legacy Is

    01/06/2017 7:33:39 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-5-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, THE FEDERALIST: Obama is absolutely delusional about what his own legacy is. His legacy can be summed up in three words, which is President Donald Trump. Americans did not vote for Donald Trump because they thought Obama's presidency was a success. They voted for him because they thought it has been a tremendous failure. .......