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  • Netflix pulls ‘Maya the Bee’ episode after parents spot perverted sketch in cartoon[tr]

    09/22/2017 10:19:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 1 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 22, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Netflix pulled an episode of “Maya the Bee,” an animated children’s cartoon, after viewers noticed a penis drawing in the background. . . . Netflix has since pulled the episode (season 1, episode 35) from its streaming service. Maya the Bee is animated by French company Studio 100, which called the phallic flap “a very bad joke.”
  • Megyn Kelly: 'So many reporters ... completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd'

    09/22/2017 9:33:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Concha
    NBC's Megyn Kelly said in an interview that "there are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, it’s absurd," but also noted doesn’t change the fact that he puts them in a dangerous place by targeting them." Kelly's interview with published Friday comes as her new 9:00 a.m. ET program "Megyn Kelly Today" is set to launch on NBC as the third hour of "The Today Show" on Monday. The 46-year-old former attorney also believes reporters are being roped into personal battles with President Trump instead of staying "on the sidelines where they belong." "It’s not the...
  • Transportation Funding: Why It’s Still Toll Roads Versus Public Transit

    09/21/2017 11:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | September 20, 2017 | Andrea Fox
    Is fighting sprawl still a goal for those who decide the fate of transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels?Transportation planning is deeply connected to economic development, but there in any agreement about transportation funding among government leaders often ends.Parag Khanna, a senior public policy analyst in Singapore and author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” summarized the political divide over transportation planning like this: “America is increasingly divided not between red states and blue states, but between connected hubs and disconnected backwaters.”But division that stymies transportation planning goes further. Government leaders have always been divided...
  • Media's wistful longing for President Hillary is both sad and persistent

    09/21/2017 4:10:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2017 | Becket Adams
    You'd think Hillary Clinton's fans in the news and entertainment industries would've moved on from the 2016 election by now. But you'd be wrong. Many reporters, singers, anchors, actors, editors, and funnymen are still in mourning over the former secretary of state's second botched attempt at capturing the White House. Some are in greater pain than others, but even those who are trying to hide their grief show obvious signs they're not quite ready to concede she lost to a former reality TV host. Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, for example, embodied this sort of gloomy wistfulness this week when he...
  • Campbell University under fire for hosting speaker who says Trump is a white supremacist

    09/21/2017 3:12:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | September 21, 2017 | Martha Quillin
    A black writer coming to Campbell University on Sept. 26 to talk about racism on college campuses has said President Donald Trump is a white supremacist, and the school is being criticized for hosting him. California-based Lawrence Ross, author of “The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities,” and “Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,” is scheduled to speak at Campbell as part of “Risky Business Week.” On Sept. 13, Ross tweeted, “Whether or not Donald Trump is a white supremacist is settled law. He is,” launching a protracted exchange with people...
  • Ellen: Trump Too ‘Dangerous’ To Be On My Show

    09/21/2017 2:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Ellen DeGeneres told Megyn Kelly during her show Wednesday that she wouldn’t have President Donald Trump on because he’s “dangerous to the country” and “the world.” “I just, you know, he is who he is, and he has enough attention, and he has his Twitter account, and he has ways to get his message across,” the 59-year-old host of “The Ellen DeGerenes Show” explained. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “There’s nothing that I am going to say to him that is going to change him, and I don’t want to give him a platform because it just validates him,” she added. “And for me...
  • Don Lemon to Nye: Is U.S. 'Doing Enough' to Address 'Root Cause' of Hurricanes?

    09/21/2017 2:27:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    During coverage of Hurricane Maria, Lemon took a break to bring on Bill Nye on the September 20 show, shortly before midnight. He immediately asked the former television show host and engineer if there was “a scientific explanation” for “why” there’s been “so many powerful storms this year.” Nye responded dutifully that it was climate change, of course:
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Stuns at U.N. In Off-The-Runway Calvin Klein Suit

    09/21/2017 6:48:16 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 19 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump stunned at the United Nations conference in New York City Monday in her choice of off-the-runway American fashion. Melania, who arrived with President Trump as he addressed world leaders, chose an all-American look to represented the United States at the conference, opting for a Calvin Klein suit from the Fall 2017 collection.The grey suit, which features subtle black detailing, was paired with a black blouse and black stilettos, as Melania kept the ensemble simple and business-oriented.
  • Cali Gov Jerry Brown denounces POTUS to the world, tells UN, ‘America is not run by Donald Trump’

    09/21/2017 6:22:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    BPR ^ | September 20, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Just one day after California Governor Jerry Brown compared supporters of President Trump to cave dwellers, he told the United Nations the U.S. is not run by Trump. Speaking at a UN roundtable event on Tuesday, the Democrat vowed to fight climate change despite Trump’s stand on the issue.
  • MSNBC Frets Trump Calling America Sovereign At UN Was ‘Over the Top,’ Did 'Permanent Damage'

    09/21/2017 5:49:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 20, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Some networks like NBC, even sympathized with the American-hating regime of Iran while condemning our own president. MSNBC was no different, with anchor Brian Williams panicking on The Eleventh Hour September 20, that by Trump calling America “sovereign” he was sending a “dog whistle” to the UN that we didn’t need them anymore.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I wish Trump was focused on UN, not hitting golf ball at mom

    09/20/2017 2:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2017 | Taylor Lorenz
    Chelsea Clinton says she wishes President Trump would focus on his duties at the United Nations instead of retweeting a gif of himself knocking down her mother with a golf ball. Critics including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe Biden were quick to speak out Monday when Trump retweeted the short video of him teeing off, before the golf ball appears to knock down Hillary Clinton. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Feinstein called the tweet "appalling and disgusting” and said that Trump should "grow up," do his job and stop "obsessively” lashing out at Clinton.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Trump is in New York for...
  • Kimmel: GOP Are Villains Looking to Take Your Kid’s Health Care

    09/20/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 20, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    ABC’s self-described “eating pizza” expert, Jimmy Kimmel was at it again on Tuesday, admittedly politicizing his son’s medical condition to push for socialized medicine. This time he was targeting Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and Senate Republicans with disgusting charges of aiming to do cruel things with the lives and health care of Americans. In all, Kimmel’s description painted the GOP as villains in a straight-to-DVD Hollywood flop. “And this new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel Test, but a different Jimmy Kimmel Test,” he declared, noting that Cassidy wanted his bill to live up to Kimmel’s situation. “This one,...
  • Believe In Aliens? You’re Probably Racist

    09/19/2017 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    People who believe in extraterrestrial life are sometimes referred to in a mocking manner. In the ‘X-Files’ TV-series Fox Mulder is often referred to as ‘Spooky,’ but according to a recent article, maybe he should be called ‘racist’– if Mulder believes that aliens built the pyramids in Africa. The Quartz Media article, “Outlandish theories that aliens built the pyramids are rooted in racism,” by Julien Benoit is critical of those who believe the pyramids or other ancient structures were built by aliens. Some may call this belief simply "odd," but Benoit just out and out labels it racist. From the article:...
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

    09/19/2017 5:10:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump talked up the idea Monday as he sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the president and first lady Melania Trump for France's military parade in the center of Paris on Bastille Day in July. Trump said the two-hour procession was a "tremendous thing for...
  • Pepe The Frog Creator Takes Legal Action Against Reddit, Mike Cernovich And The Alt-Right

    09/19/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Pepe the Frog’s creator, Matt Furie, is taking aggressive action to defend his intellectual property. The popular caricature — a green frog— was a popular meme on the Internet before becoming a figure endorsed by millennial Trump supporters during the 2016 U.S. election. Due to its popularity among the right, Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned the character as a “white supremacist” symbol. It was a claim backed by the Anti-Defamation League and countless liberal publications. Disheartened by his character’s newfound infamy, Furie “killed” Pepe by giving it a funeral, only to resurrect it months later in a Kickstarter project for a...
  • ‘The View’ hosts slapped down defending Hillary for saying woman are told how to vote by husbands

    09/17/2017 2:46:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | September 16, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    For a show that prides itself on being a feminist wonderland, ABC’s “The View” insulted a lot of women last week. During Friday’s broadcast of the daytime talk show, host Whoopi Goldberg spoke about an interview Hillary Clinton did with NPR where she said that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told her that there would be women who would vote against her because of pressure from their husbands. “I think there is a point to that. It’s not just that women hate other women,” co-host Joy Behar mused. “I think that women vote in their interest, economic interest, just like the...
  • Host of Sunday’s Emmys Stephen Colbert tells Trump fans not to bother watching

    09/16/2017 4:23:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies ^ | 9/16/17 | Tom Tillison
    Will the Emmys be rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump? The Emmys will be broadcast live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and host Stephen Colbert promises Trump will get plenty of attention — see “attacks.” CBS is hard at work plugging the show online: And the winner is… Don't miss the #Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert, live tomorrow on CBS and CBS All Br
  • Wasn't ready to run against reality TV star Trump, quips Hillary Clinton

    09/16/2017 3:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | September 16, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Democratic party leader admitted her developmental agenda was 'out of sync' with the electorate Nearly 10 months after her shocking defeat at the hands of President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has said that she was not ready or equipped to run for the White House against a reality television star. The former Democratic presidential candidate said she had an agenda of development, but possibly there were no takers. "I take running for president and being president really seriously. I really wasn't ready or equipped to run for president against a reality TV candidate," Clinton told PBS News Hour in an...
  • Anna Wintour’s October Editor’s Letter: Hillary’s Memoir and the Significance Behind the Issue

    09/14/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vogue ^ | September 14, 2017 | Anna Wintour
    Like many people on the morning of November 9 last year, I was to be found watching television, transfixed by Hillary Clinton as she gave her gracious and eloquent concession speech. Secretary Clinton writes about that moment honestly in her memoir What Happened, published on September 12. It’s a candid account of the events leading up to the 2016 election, as well as the personal and emotional footpaths of her life that led her to run for the presidency. Our excerpt from this book recounts that very day—when, she says, “my job was to smile, be strong for everyone, and...