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  • Planned Parenthood Defends Rep. Wilson: Trump Administration Has ‘Pattern of Attacking Black Women’

    10/20/2017 6:02:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/20/17 | Susan Berry
    Planned Parenthood is defending Rep. Frederica Wilson’s (D-FL) claim that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s use of the term “empty barrel” is racist. “This is part of a pattern of Trump admin attacking & undermining Black women,” Planned Parenthood tweeted. “It’s despicable. We stand with @RepWilson & all Black women.” Planned Parenthood, however, was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, whose bust an organization of black pastors has tried to have removed from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The abortion giant also presents its highest honor – the Margaret Sanger Award – to individuals who promote abortion rights, such as...
  • Twitter Stunned By Dana Loesch’s New NRA Ad: ‘This Is Just Straight Fascism Now’

    10/20/2017 5:45:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 20th, 2017 | Casey Hopkins
    “We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president…” exclaims Conservative political commentator and generally terrifying person Dana Loesch in a new Twitter video ad by the National Rifle Association. The unflinching, nearly unblinking delivery of Dana’s hyperbole in the video is introduced by an ominous sub-frequency and intercut with clips of the various ‘enemies’ and ‘saboteurs’ of the President and by Dana’s/the NRA’s logic, America. The thing that’s seemingly implied in the video is that gun-owners and NRA members are the last line of defense for America’s most sacred institutions and more importantly—of course—the Trump presidency.
  • Mueller team criticized by fellow attorneys for history of questionable tactics

    10/20/2017 5:03:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 20, 2017
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team running the Russia collusion probe are being accused by fellow attorneys of employing aggressive and questionable tactics in past cases, potentially putting a dent in his straight-shooter image. As the investigation heats up and key players like former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer are interviewed by investigators, several attorneys with experience in federal cases spoke out with their concerns this week. Harvey Silverglate, a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts, wrote an opinion piece accusing Mueller of once trying to entrap him when Mueller was acting U.S....
  • Adios, California

    10/20/2017 4:15:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2017 | Steve Baldwin
    It’s not easy watching California self-destruct. After all, my four sons are 6th generation Californians. One relative of ours journeyed here prior to the Gold Rush when the state population was just a handful of people. Family lore has it he was a gunslinger who, victorious in a gun duel, headed to California to avoid the law. He ended up ranching on what is now known as Mammoth Mountain. Other family members took part in the gold rush and one ended up discovering gold in 1895 in the Mojave Desert. My grandparents arrived in Kern County in the 1930s and...
  • Gold Star Mother Karen Vaughn: John Kelly's Words Were Beautiful and Brought Us Back to Reality

    10/20/2017 4:03:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 20, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn lost her son, Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn, after his Chinook helicopter was shot down on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. All 38 people on board were killed. Seventeen Navy SEALs died, making it the worst day for casualties in SEAL Team Six history. I've had the honor of getting to know Karen a little bit over the years. I've seen her talk about the excruciating, broken and tear filled flight she took to receive Aaron's body when he came home for the final time. During an interview on Fox Business Thursday, Karen gave reaction to...
  • Telegraph: UK Govt Panics, Slams Breitbart London as ‘Fake News’, ‘Dangerous’

    10/20/2017 3:42:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph has reported the remarks of Damian Green, one of the most senior members of the government, as he used a speech to assembled members of the mainstream media to attack new media outlets including Breitbart News.The Telegraph reports: ‘Fake news’ spread by websites could result in another MP being murdered, Theresa May’s effective deputy Damian Green has warned. Mr Green, the First Secretary of State, said that websites which spread bile had to think more about “who is reading it and what are they going to do next”.The Cabinet Minister warned that that websites that only present one side...
  • MSNBC Conspiracy Theory: Travel Ban Caused Deaths of U.S. Troops in Niger

    10/20/2017 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 20, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On her primetime show Thursday night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow peddled an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that somehow the Trump administration’s travel ban led to the deaths of four U.S. special forces soldiers in Niger. The accusation was then repeated on Friday by fellow MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell despite a complete lack of evidence. “September 24th of this year, which was three and a half weeks ago, the Trump administration announced it’s new Muslim ban....they added in North Korea, they added in Venezuela, and they added in Chad,” Maddow declared early in the 9 p.m. ET hour Thursday night. Connecting the...
  • My Analysis of General Kelly’s Remarks

    10/20/2017 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go through the audio sound bites. This happened yesterday. It happened after the program yesterday, the Chief of Staff John Kelly going to the press room in the White House and making his statement in the middle of this controversy over whether or not Trump knows what to say and says the right things when he calls the families of military people killed in action. This is just… You have to hear this — and if you have already heard it, please indulge me, because I’ve only seen excerpts of it. We got pretty much the...
  • Hollywood’s Diversity Problem and Undocumented Immigrants

    10/20/2017 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | By MONICA CASTILLO
    Immigration is a part of Hollywood’s story just as much as it is America’s. In the early years of cinema, many of the first regular moviegoers were working-class immigrants. Immigrants founded major studios like Paramount and Warner Bros. Yet, the story of coming to America seems to have fallen off multiplex marquees at a time when immigration has become one of the most contested issues in politics. Sorely missing are movies about undocumented immigrants, an absence that is glaring even in an industry that has struggled to keep up with the times. Reporters and documentarians are sharing the tales of...
  • Nancy Pelosi says she hasn't experienced sexual harassment in Washington

    10/20/2017 2:39:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 110 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | by Javier Panzar
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has served for three decades on Capitol Hill, said she had not seen or experienced the kind of behavior that sparked the vast #MeToo campaign for victims of sexual harassment and assault. “I don't have that experience in Washington, D.C. I just don’t,” Pelosi said when asked if the nation’s Capitol had the same problem. “I have not seen that.” She said that there should be “zero tolerance” when it comes to disrespect for women and thanked those who have shared their stories.. “Your courage gives comfort to other women,” she said.
  • World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Retires: A Post-Mortem

    10/20/2017 1:59:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | October 18, 2017 | I.M.J. Kelly
    It consisted of eleven turbines, each with a capacity of 0.45 MW, giving a total export capacity for the wind farm of 5 MW. The hub height of each turbine was 37.5 m and blade height 17 m, small by today’s standards. Because of its date of construction, it would have been all but totally reliant on conventional energy for its manufacture and installation. The original stated project cost was Ł7.16 million in 1991, which is equivalent to approximately Ł10 million today.[2] During its lifetime, it delivered 243 GWh to the Danish electricity grid. This means that the actual amount...
  • Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US

    10/20/2017 1:53:13 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/20/17 | Fiza Pirani
    Customers all over the nation flock to Chick-fil-A to indulge in the Georgia-based franchise’s perfectly seasoned, breaded chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, hand-spun milkshakes or other popular menu items. And, according to a new ranking from Foursquare and Business Insider on the most popular fast-food chain in each state, Chick-fil-A obliterates most of its competition. Analysts examined which restaurant chains are most-visited in each state by dividing the total number of visits by the number of locations in the state. Chick-fil-A took home top honors in all but 12 places.
  • NFL Outreach to Our Communities Is Failing, Ratings Continue to Plunge

    10/20/2017 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I guess the NFL outreach to our communities on our issues didn’t matter much. Thursday night football ratings down last night, preliminary overnight metered markets. The Raiders, it was a close game, apparently. I didn’t see it. I didn’t watch it. But the Kansas City Chiefs lost 31-30 on a last-minute, walk-off touchdown pass. The Drive-Bys are calling it a walk off touchdown pass. It sounds like it was a good game, but I didn’t see it. And not as many people as used to see it saw it, because the ratings continue to plunge. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have...
  • Obama Says Politics Is Infecting Our Communities

    10/20/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama is back on the campaign trail, stump speeching for Democrat candidates for whatever, which guarantees those candidates are going to lose, by the way. But he said something that typifies to me the divide that we have in the country. Obama is saying that instead of politics reflecting our values, politics is now intruding or corrupting or whatever our communities. There it is again, our communities, instead of politics reflecting our values. Now, the arrogance of that — let me tell you what Obama means by that. He means that when he was president and his administration...
  • Billionaire Mark Cuban Says He's Qualified to Be President of the United States

    10/20/2017 12:23:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Newsweek ^ | oct 20 2017 ast | By Zach Schonfeld
    In the age of a billionaire president with no real political experience, Mark Cuban, another billionaire with no real political experience, is being asked quite a bit about a prospective presidential bid. And he's not ruling it out. During an interview on the Fox News show Objectified (airing Sunday), the Shark Tank personality and owner of the Dallas Mavericks said he's qualified to be commander in chief. “I think we’re going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people, and I think I qualify on each of those," Cuban told host Harvey...
  • Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for 'shooting' Trump

    10/20/2017 12:18:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Caleb Parke
    A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump -- the latter message drawing the attention of the Secret Service. “COMRADES: stay away from needle drugs! They only dope worth shooting is in the oval office [right now],” Iowa State University's Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter tweeted in September. The Secret Service told Fox News it was “aware” of the comment. This month, YDSA tweeted to encourage the hanging and extermination of all “capitalists." After the message drew complaints, Iowa State defended the group on Twitter, saying...
  • The Democratic Party’s Intersectional Path to Destruction

    10/20/2017 12:13:13 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 11 replies
    The psychosis of intersectional theory creates a terribly destructive pathway, and one that is duty-bound to ensnare those who participate in it and those who try to politically benefit from it. This will lead us directly to what may be a tributary in the river that could actually drown the Democratic Party as we know it today. Intersectionality is the delusion positing that in the daily operation of life, there are only the innocent oppressed and the evil oppressor. The always-oppressor is white males. All other categories are varying degrees of oppressed, and derive grievance authority depending on the intensity...
  • Trump's latest accuser has history of lying

    10/20/2017 12:11:29 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 10/18/2017 | Jack Cashill
    Miami Rep. Frederica Wilson angled for another 15 minutes of fame this week, claiming that in his consoling call to a Gold Star widow President Trump insulted the woman and trivialized her husband’s death. When it comes to racially inflammatory accusations, Wilson has a history. So does NBC, which happily spread the Trump “insults the widow” story. NBC has come under particular fire from Trump in the past few weeks for its propagation of “fake news,” and Trump does not know the half of it. In March 2012, Wilson and NBC came together to spread one of the most consequential...
  • Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

    10/20/2017 12:11:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Mike Rosenberg
    When it comes to rising sea levels flooding parts of the country in the future, you might think of places like Miami and New Orleans — but Seattle could be susceptible, too, albeit on a much smaller scale. A new Zillow analysis using government climate change forecasts found that about 5,000 homes in the Seattle metro area are in danger of being underwater due to rising seas by 2100. The homes would flood if local sea levels rise at least six feet due to the warming climate. That’s roughly the midway point from a government climate science forecast that said...
  • Mich. State Police Docked Pay for Sharing Breitbart Meme Calling NFL ‘Anti-American Degenerates’

    10/20/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/17 | Daniel Flynn
    The director of the Michigan State Police shared a meme only to become one. Colonel Kriste Etue posted a popular Breitbart News Facebook page post on her personal Facebook page in late September that called the NFL national anthem kneelers “anti-American degenerates.” In response on Thursday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who called the post  “innapropriate,” docked her five days’ pay. After the Breitbart News Facebook page posted the message on September 24, the Huffington Post noted that conservative news site had “published the top post on the social network by any major American publisher” that weekend. It boasted a greater reach than any such post in...