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  • MSNBC Guest Says Conservative Christianity Is ‘Not Christian’

    10/14/2017 3:52:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Justin Caruso
    A guest on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” stated that conservative Christians like Roy Moore aren’t actually Christian.WATCH:(video at link)After host Joy Reid referred to Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore as the “darling of the Christian right,” guest Rev. William Barber said that right-wing Christians weren’t real Christians. Reid asked, “Judge Roy Moore, it is interesting. He is a darling of the Christian right. But reading this article this week about how he once stood steadfast against removing segregation and poll taxes from the Alabama Constitution and yet he fits in fine. Why is that?”Barber answered, “I just can’t call it ‘Christian right.’...
  • New York Times editor sounds off on targeting Trump, history with AntiFa and Comey

    10/10/2017 2:21:19 PM PDT · by Hadean · 24 replies
    World Tribune.com ^ | Oct. 10, 2017
    The Audience Strategy Editor at The New York Times was caught on hidden camera boasting of his newspaper’s version of journalistic ethics. In a newly-released video by Project Veritas, the editor, Nicholas Dudich, is asked about being objective at the Times. “No I’m not, that’s why I’m here,” Dudich replies. Dudich, who manages videos which go on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the Times, said “my voice is on…my imprint is on every video we do.” Dudich goes on to explain what he might do to target President Trump: “I’d target his businesses, his dumb f–k of a son, Donald...
  • Bannon Tried to Plant a Mole in Facebook

    09/25/2017 8:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Former top White House strategist Steve Bannon wanted to place a spy inside Facebook to monitor the social-media giant’s hiring just weeks before he was named to run Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a report on Monday. Bannon, who resigned from the White House last month, got the idea to plant a mole from Chris Gacek, a former congressional staffer who now works for the Family Research Council, a group that lobbies against abortion and LGBT rights, BuzzFeed News reported, citing an email exchange between the two. “There is one for a DC-based ‘Public Policy Manager’ at Facebook’s What’s...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s medical malpractice

    09/22/2017 10:42:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has taken to scaremongering, with well-worn Democratic Party talking points regarding health-insurance policy. Between yuks, he occasionally accuses Republicans of being would-be baby killers, which is treated as an important political development because, well, Jimmy Kimmel is famous. This week, the comedian was back to explain why the new Graham-Cassidy Republican “repeal” bill is bad news. There were only two things wrong: Almost everything he said was either completely untrue or highly misleading, and his simplistic emotional appeal was completely disconnected from the real world. The comedian’s interest in policy was sparked by the...
  • More Proof We Don't Need The National Endowments For The Arts And The Humanities

    09/14/2017 6:30:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 13, 2017 | George Leef
    In an article I posted here in July, I lamented the fact that the National Endowment for the Humanities had funded the research for Professor Nancy MacLean’s hatchet job of a book entitled Democracy in Chains. I was sure that the government’s largesse was not limited to just this nasty book and therefore was not surprised when I came across this article by Christine Roe, “From Cactus Theater to the Met, US Government Pours Hundreds of Millions Into Well-Heeled Arts.” Based on a new report from that invaluable organization, Open the Books, Roe highlighted numerous cases where federal money had...
  • Director Guillermo Del Toro: Trump’s America a ‘Cancer’

    09/13/2017 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | September 12, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Mexican director Guillermo del Toro hopes his latest critically-acclaimed film can help repair what he calls a broken political system following President Donald Trump’s election. The director, whose Cold War fairy-tale drama The Shape of Water just won the coveted Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival, told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival this week that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was a callback to a time in 1960s America in which if you were “white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant, it was a great time to be alive,” but not if you were “anything else.” “It’s...
  • Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide [Trump Supporters are Klingons]

    09/08/2017 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    ew.com ^ | James Hibberd
    Exclusive: ‘The Klingons are going to help us look at certain sides of ourselves and our country’ Star Trek: Discovery will continue the venerated sci-fi tradition of using a fantastic setting to tackle real-world issues — only in a bigger way than any Trek series has done before. The upcoming CBS All Access drama tells the serialized story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The show is set a decade before 1966’s original series — which premiered 51 years ago today — during which the Federation and Klingons were in a Cold War...
  • NY Daily News to be sold to tronc

    09/05/2017 8:08:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 30 replies
    Newsday ^ | 9/4/17 | Zachary R. Dowdy
    The New York Daily News, a tabloid that once boasted one of the highest daily circulations in the nation, has been sold to tronc, the Chicago-based former Tribune Publishing company, the companies said Monday night. The News, a nearly 100-year-old media company, is based in Manhattan and was owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman. “Adding an iconic media property like The Daily News not only expands our tremendous portfolio of newspaper brands, it also allows us to grow our digital platform and broaden our services for advertisers and marketers,” Dearborn said.
  • Hillary Clinton Did NOT Lie About Her Emails

    09/05/2017 1:09:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Peter Daou and Melissa McEwan
    Contrary to the furious spin from Hillary Clinton’s adversaries in the media and Republican Party, FBI Director James Comey did not undercut Hillary’s truthfulness on her State Department emails. In fact, his statement and testimony affirm that Hillary has been honest about the email issue from day one. Here are the facts, not the spin. “We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.” — James Comey On various occasions over the past fifteen months, Hillary has said that she did not send or receive emails containing classified information or any material marked as classified. This, to the...
  • University tweets: Conservative views are linked to ‘anger

    09/04/2017 4:00:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    The University of Cincinnati attempts to draw connections between the amount of anger an individual exhibits, and their political preferences. “The motorist tailgating you on the highway might be doing more than just getting you upset — they could also be influencing your political views,” Koester wrote. Salerno, an assistant professor of marketing, and a second professor from University of Manitoba, came to this bizarre conclusion upon “multiple studies that included more than 1,000 participants.”
  • Google Issues Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Remove 'Hateful' Article or Lose Ad Revenue

    09/01/2017 2:36:54 AM PDT · by Boomer · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/31/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    "Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum," Shane Trejo, media relations director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, wrote on The Liberty Conservative. "Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control."
  • Trump Rescinded Obama's Flood Risk Rules Before Harvey (Here it comes)

    08/28/2017 4:48:35 AM PDT · by raybbr · 45 replies
    YahooNews ^ | August 27, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding. Those who backed Obama’s rules believed they would make people safer by putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure on safer ground, NPR reported, but Trump rescinded the rule several weeks ago in an attempt to speed up the time it...
  • Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns

    08/16/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all. The new moves go beyond censoring individual stories or posts. Tech companies such as Google, GoDaddy and PayPal are now reversing their hands-off approach about content supported by their services and making it much more difficult for “alt-right” organizations to reach mass audiences. But the actions are also heightening concerns over how tech companies are becoming the arbiters of free speech in America. And...
  • Texas inches closer to banning most insurance coverage for abortion

    08/08/2017 7:18:44 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 2:29 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | By Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle
    Texas is closer than ever to joining 10 other states that bar private insurance plans and those offered through the Affordable Care Act from covering abortions, except through supplemental plans. The Texas House -- over strong objections from Democrats -- gave preliminary approval to House Bill 214, which prohibits health plans from providing coverage for abortion except in the cases where the life of the mother is in danger. The House voted 95-51 to send the bill to a third and final reading. "This isn't about who can get an abortion," state Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, said of his bill....
  • Donald Trump likely to resign before Congress can impeach him, says senior Democrat

    08/04/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 4, 2017 | Tom Batchelor
    Donald Trump would resign before Congress is able impeach him, a senior US representative has said, as pressure mounts over his team's alleged links to Russia. Jackie Speier, who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said attempts by the President to pardon members of his family or fire the man appointed to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election could trigger an impeachment vote. “I have always thought that he was never going to fulfil his full term,” she said. “I am more convinced that he will leave before any impeachment would take place.”
  • What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise. [unintended consequences]

    07/18/2017 6:57:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    Austin Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2017 | Mary Tuma
    Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortionWith the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed patient access to care over the past few years. Turns out, their ideological, anti-choice crusade is having the opposite effect. A new study shows abortion rates have jumped since Planned Parenthood was blocked.While at Texas A&M University, economics professor Analisa Packham found that when the Texas Legislature cut family planning funding by two-thirds, or $76 million, in 2011 and simultaneously defunded Planned Parenthood, teen abortions increased 3.1% in the following three years while...
  • Under the Influence

    07/18/2017 7:35:55 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 2 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 7/18/2017 | Peter Roff
    The media's hypocrisy concerning foreign influence in U.S. elections is staggering. Find me a media commentator who isn’t turning him or herself upside down trying to explain why Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russians could potentially lead to the president’s removal from office, and I’ll show you someone who either isn’t on the air or is just not trying very hard. Nobody seemed to care when the Russians used political influence to buy up U.S. uranium stocks under Obama. Let’s see if they care the Chinese may now be trying to buy up significant quantities of U.S. copper using...
  • Hillary Clinton Is President in an Alternate Universe, Where America Is Great Again

    07/12/2017 9:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    Hillary Clinton sits behind the resolute desk in the Oval Office, pulling out a large blue binder and a jar of hot peppers—her typical snack as the leader of the free world. It’s 9:30 p.m., and madam president spent the day successfully rallying House Republicans and Democrats behind a health care bill that will improve upon her predecessor’s landmark initiative, the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed an hour ago, but she isn’t anywhere near done fulfilling her duties to the American people. “I won’t be taking any more calls,” Clinton tells senior adviser Huma Abedin, who is walking toward...
  • Bezos, Slim, and Buffett Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

    07/10/2017 5:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 65 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ira Stoll
    [snip]Brazen story... ordinarily trigger a front-page news story or an outraged editorial — a bunch of rich individuals asking Congress to write them a law that would give them better negotiating power against other rich individuals. [snip]Bezos, Slim, and Buffett need Congress to help them negotiate with Google.
  • The Unused Confetti From Hillary Clinton’s Election-Night Loss Is Now a Work of Art

    07/06/2017 11:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Art Net News ^ | July 6, 2017 | Sarah Cascone
    There’s no denying the first half of 2017 would have been very different had Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. In her current St. Louis gallery exhibition, artist Bunny Burson remembers the future that very nearly was, creating an artwork using the iridescent confetti that was primed to go off on election night this past November 8, had the country elected its first woman president. A longtime Clinton devotee, Burson was the executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities under President Bill Clinton’s administration. In the aftermath of the 2016 election,...