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  • LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: Trump is 'worse than useless as a president'

    11/16/2017 3:44:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 16, 2017 | Matt Rossoff
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is not shy when expressing his opinions of President Trump. The entrepreneur, who now sits on Microsoft's board of directors and is a partner at venture capital firm Greylock, campaigned publicly for Hillary Clinton and in March said that Trump was even worse than he feared. In an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at the Disruptor 50 event in San Francisco on Wednesday night, Hoffman had perhaps his harshest words yet about the president, calling him "worse than useless" and saying that he'd "take someone randomly picked from a phone book" over him as president. He...
  • Wisconsin College Democrats leader resigns after 'I f---ing hate white men' tweet

    11/16/2017 10:20:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    A Wisconsin College Democrats leader -- who had interned on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign -- resigned Tuesday after tweeting “I f---ing hate white men.” Sarah Semrad, a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse resigned from her state-wide College Democrat leadership position, Campus Reform reported. Semrad also came under fire for a tweet criticizing pro-life literature on campus. “My new bit is tearing down all the pro life Christian pregnancy resource center fliers that they put up around campus to try & trick people,” Semrad wrote. She apologized for the tweets in a statement to the La Crosse Tribune....
  • Chelsea Has Announced An International Companion To Her Best-Selling Children's Book 'She Persisted'

    11/16/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bustle ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kerri Jarema
    After Chelsea Clinton's mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost a historical, and contentious, presidential campaign, women everywhere were responding to sexism not only in politics, but across our culture. Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a feminist rallying cry around "Nevertheless, She Persisted," a statement used against her by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when she tried to speak up against Jeff Sessions' confirmation as Attorney General. For her part, Chelsea Clinton announced that she would be foraying into picture books, and it seemed like just the right move for the advocate and author. Already the author of It's Your World, a middle...
  • Chelsea Handler To Juanita Broaddrick: I Believe Bill Clinton Raped You

    11/15/2017 9:09:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler apologized on Wednesday to the Arkansas woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in a Little Rock hotel room in the 1970s. “I apologize to you for not knowing your story,” Handler told Juanita Broaddrick on Twitter. “I believe you,” she added. Handler, a Hillary Clinton supporter, was responding to a tweet Broaddrick posted over the weekend in which she called out the celebrity for ignoring her allegations about Clinton. Broaddrick, a retired nursing executive, alleged that Clinton, who then served as Arkansas’ attorney general, raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978...
  • For Hillary Clinton, dreams die hard

    11/15/2017 6:24:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | November 15, 2017 | Carl Golden
    Nothing, it seems, energizes Bill and Hillary Clinton's dedicated band of camp followers faster or with greater intensity than suggestions that responsibility for her devastating loss last November lay with the campaign itself. Democratic Party apparatchiks and sympathizers in the media who cling to the Clintons like barnacles to the hull of a garbage scow spring into action at the first hint of accusations that the campaign team was grotesquely dysfunctional, beset by power struggles and populated by egomaniacal backstabbers. Their latest target is longtime Democratic Party activist and former national chair Donna Brazile, whose recently published book "Hacks" is...
  • How Do We Find Them

    11/15/2017 7:02:56 AM PST · by ConservativeWebServant · 2 replies
    Operation MAGA (new blog) ^ | 11/15/2017 | John Q. Public
    ... We have given the Grand Ol’ Republican Party ample opportunity to carry out the changes we have repeatedly elected them to accomplish, and we have been left standing around like naifs, as though we and our wishes don’t matter. “Thank you for your support. Oh, we’re not going actually do the things for which you elected us; we know better than you about what is best for us … er… the American people.” ...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are about to be thrown under the bus

    11/14/2017 4:13:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Blasting News ^ | November 14, 2017 | Mark Whittington
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to delve into the various illegalities and other shenanigans revolving around the Clinton Foundation, especially the Uranium One deal. Ordinarily, this news would elicit groans about a replay of the 1990s with Team Clinton going to war with the special counsel with the help of their media enablers. Kenneth Starr can relate to the hot hell that will follow. However, the Clintons may be stuck without their media allies this time. Some folks have started to wake up to what a beast Bill Clinton was toward women and their role...
  • RNC Cuts Off Moore

    11/14/2017 3:08:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/17 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    The national party pulls out of a fundraising pact with the Alabama candidate, further isolating him. The Republican National Committee is withdrawing its support for besieged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, leaving him increasingly isolated as he confronts charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers. The RNC is pulling out of a joint fundraising agreement it had with Moore, according to a senior party official briefed on the decision. It is also canceling a field program it had set up ahead of the state’s Dec. 12 special election. The committee had about a dozen paid canvassers in Alabama working for Moore....
  • North Korean Leaders Are Reportedly Obsessed With Trump’s Actions And Tweets

    11/14/2017 9:14:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Uproxx ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kimberly Ricci
    By now, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s war of words is a familiar tune, but many wonder whether their publicly exchanged insults — and in particular, those within Trump’s tweets — could actually start a war. As it turns out, according to Suzanne DiMaggio (a member of a non-partisan think tank who has recently engaged in back-channel discussions with multiple senior North Korean officials), Pyongyang is fascinated with Trump, and leaders want to know why he acts and thinks the way he does. Indeed, no one can deny that America has never had a president quite like...
  • Joe Biden: AR-15 Used to Stop Texas Church Massacre Should Not Be Allowed

    11/13/2017 11:24:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2017 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    During a November 13 appearance on NBC’s Today, former Vice President Joe Biden answered a question on Texas church attack hero Stephen Willeford by saying, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.” His response came in response to an audience member who was asking how Democrats can justify pushing gun control when it was clearly the presence of a gun in the hands of Willeford that ended the attack. On November 6 Texas officials credited Willeford with ending the attack. Willeford, who is a former NRA instructor and current NRA member, ran out...
  • Hillary Clinton's social media campaign aide: 'We were never the cool candidate'

    11/12/2017 11:25:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The deputy social media director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign admits she never had "the cool candidate." "We were never the cool candidate," Emmy Bengtson wrote in a Medium post commemorating the one-year anniversary since the election. "It was very, very hard to convince people to 'come out' with their support of Hillary." Bengtson, who started at Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters in May 2015, said instead the team "showed why knowing issues inside and out and never, ever quitting were worthy of the same respect." Nov. 8, 2016, was "the best day and the worst night of my life," Bengtson...
  • Mercedes and NASA help Emirates make latest luxury Boeing 777 suites

    11/12/2017 9:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | November 12, 2017 | Diane Wilson
    The six fully enclosed cabins for its Boeing 777 jets feature seats that recline into flat beds and a 32-inch television. These virtual windows - which are used in some cruise ships - project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. "Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it's the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel". Emirates, the largest airline in the world, unveiled a new first class suite on the first day of the Dubai Air Show for its Boeing 777 fleet- and said it is rolling...
  • Polish Independence March 11/11/2017

    11/12/2017 10:19:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/17
    A short video showing the whole crowd of the Polish Independence March of 2017, November 11! This is where it began and you can see more and more people adding to it. The Washington Post claimed 60,000, but I strongly suspect a lot more based on the photos and video.
  • Video Of Last Nights Protest Of Around A Million People Calling for Spain To Release Catalan

    11/12/2017 9:51:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/12/17 | Julian Assange
    Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners. Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spain's biggest "newspapers"
  • Facebook helps small businesses increase sales, attract customers

    11/11/2017 4:35:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies ^ | November 12, 2017
    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, met with small business owners who are using the social network to grow their business in Viet Nam and internationally on the sidelines of APEC Summit 2017 in the central city of Da Nang on Thursday. “Small businesses are at the heart of our economies – and create the majority of new jobs all around the world. We recently teamed up with MorningConsult for an Economic Impact Survey to understand how small business owners are growing their companies, hiring more employees, and contributing to their communities,” Sandberg said. “In Asia and the Pacific region,...
  • 100-year-old veteran shares experiences

    11/11/2017 1:27:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sun-Gazette ^ | November 11, 2017 | Mark Maroney
    From sparing the life of a German whose genius in rocket technology led to Americans standing on the moon, to giving blood to a dying girl and meeting the woman’s daughters 65 years later, Sgt. Charles Libby has lived a rich life. On Friday, students, teachers and administrators got to hear a bit of the 100-year-old World War II veteran’s accounts of action that many claim today to be true heroism. He spoke before a huge American flag in a star-spangled red, white and blue Veterans Day assembly at the South Williamsport Junior-Senior High School. Standing for much of time...
  • Christmas Eve the Italian way means fish, fish and more fish

    11/11/2017 1:08:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition to ring in Christmas Eve, when Roman Catholics celebrate the midnight birth of Jesus, known in Italian as "La Viglia." Fish is a traditional ingredient in the Christmas Eve dinner because custom calls for the eschewing of red meat leading up to the holiday. The Culinary Institute of America has provided a recipe to celebrate this tradition. For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as the ornaments that decorate your tree. From decor, songs, stories and gifts, Christmas looks a little bit different in...
  • GOP Must Correct At Least Four Shortcomings of the House Bill

    11/11/2017 1:03:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Club for Growth ^ | November 7, 2017 | Rachael Slobodien
    Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement as the House Ways and Means Committee continues to mark up the “Tax Cuts and Jobs” bill:“While the corporate tax cut will lead to some increase in our nation’s GDP, the rest of the provisions on individual taxpayers fails the pro-growth test,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh stated.“Republicans must correct at least four serious shortcomings of the House bill to follow through on campaign promises and to bring our nation closer to a tax reform proposal that is truly pro-growth.“1: millionaires’ tax rate: House Republicans...
  • Crackpot Crokin: Mueller is Going to Arrest Hillary Clinton

    11/10/2017 12:28:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ed Brayton
    Liz Crokin, who is somehow managing to be more ridiculous than Alex Jones with her bizarre conspiracy theories, has a new column claiming that Trump and Mueller are working together. In fact, Trump put all of this in motion so that Mueller could indict Hillary Clinton and put her in jail, as he promised during the campaign. Fast forward to May 16, President Trump is now in the White House and meets with Robert Mueller. CNN reported that Trump interviewed him as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey. As Trump would say, “wrong!” It’s not possible that...
  • 'It's honourable': Muslim man behind website that helps married men find second wives...

    11/10/2017 8:18:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    The man behind a website to help Muslim men find 'second wives' has insisted the service can 'empower' women. Azad Chaiwala, from Sunderland, set up, for the 'small section' of Muslims who are looking to have multiple wives. Appearing on ITV's This Morning, Mr Chaiwala said his website would discourage women from being mistresses and instead 'empower' them by legitimising the relationship in a way that allows it to be regarded as more than just an affair. Viewers were shocked by Azed's beliefs, saying he was using the website to justify cheating. One tweeted: 'He says it empowers women......