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  • VIDEO: John Heilemann on Woodward Tape Echoes Himself on Access Hollywood Tape

    09/10/2020 9:04:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO If you had watched John Heilemann on today's Morning Joe proclaiming electoral doom for President Donald Trump due to the release of the Bob Woodward tape in which Trump played down the danger of COVID-19 in order to not (GASP!) panic the public, it would have sounded very familiar. That is because Heilemann echoed himself when he predicted electoral doom for Trump due to the release of the Access Hollywood tape. Although members of the mainstream media are now feigning outrage over what Trump said on the Woodward tape, let's face reality, it doesn't come close to the...
  • Watch a Reporter Finally Ask Donald Trump If He Ever Regrets All the Lying

    08/15/2020 10:44:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/14/2020 | Vivian Kane
    During Donald Trump’s press briefing yesterday–which was ostensibly supposed to be about a Middle East peace deal but was instead just another government-funded anti-Biden campaign rally–one reporter finally asked the question we’ve all been waiting to hear: Does he regret all the lies? “Mr. President, after three and a half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people, on everything?” asked HuffPost senior White House Correspondent S.V. Dáte. “All the what?” Trump responded. Dáte: “All the lying. All the dishonesties.” Trump: “That who has done?” Dáte: “You have done.” “Uhhh … Yeah, go...
  • Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Hardcover (June 30, 2020)

    06/30/2020 6:04:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Amazon ^ | 06 30 2020 | Dr Jill Biden
    Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.
  • Snopes fact-checker hears gunshot, describes possible assailant as a big white truck with a MAGA hat

    05/30/2020 7:20:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 30, 2020 | Brett T.
    Snopes fact-checker Jessica Lee has deleted her earlier tweets about hearing a gunshot outside her home because she’d rather not make a big thing about it online … anymore. I deleted earlier tweets about a gunshot outside my home. Law enforcement has been called, and for my safety, I’d rather not be at the center of any online debate about it. Thanks for understanding. — Jessica Lee (@byjlee) May 30, 2020 The tweet she deleted said that she’d witnessed a big white truck with a MAGA hat. Must have been a big hat.
  • 1431: Joan of Arc

    05/29/2020 11:29:34 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies ^ | May 30, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1431, Joan of Arc (also Jeanne d’Arc, even though d’Arc wasn’t really her name at all) was burned at the stake for heresy in the marketplace of Rouen, France. Very much has been written and said about this strange figure, the Maid of Orleans — not quite so much larger than life as she seems otherworldly to it: in her mystical exaltation, in her unthinkable elevation from the illiterate peasantry to military command (and bizarrely effective intervention in the intractable Hundred Years’ War). Apotheosis to the ranks of France’s national heroes is the least of it;...
  • In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads (pure hagiography)

    05/25/2020 8:57:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 146 replies ^ | Aaron Morrison
    He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall. To help keep his head clear, he ran, just about every day. Off he’d go, out of the doors of his mother’s house, down the long street toward Fancy Bluff Road. Then would come the right turn onto the two-lane road lined by oak trees draped with Spanish moss. About a mile...
  • Ahmaud Arbery's tragic final run grips an anxious America

    05/24/2020 10:32:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:33 PM ET, Sun May 24, 2020 | Ray Sanchez,
    The former high school football player with the lightning speed often jogged for miles near the southeastern Georgia enclave where he grew up. Ahmaud Arbery's runs set him free from the blue-collar coastal city of Brunswick, where 56% of its 16,000 residents are black and more than a third of the population lives in poverty. In high school, Arbery was so fast coaches had him slow down during practices. Now 25, his athletic gait delivered him beyond the arbitrary borders of his community. Wanda Cooper, Arbery's mother, may have occasionally worried about him but never about his running. On February...
  • The Media Is Lying About What I Said on the Coronavirus

    02/27/2020 11:51:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | February 27, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Once again, ladies and gentlemen, your host all over the news proving that it is the media attempting to politicize this coronavirus. There can’t be any doubt about it. I am being lied about, misunderstood on purpose, taken out of context. I got the audio sound bite roster today, and I’m all over it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Then there’s a headline here at “Limbaugh: Bernie Sanders And The Democratic Party Pose ‘Far Greater Threat To This Country’ Than Coronavirus.” There’s no doubt. Socialism, if we elect socialism we got four years of an utter disaster on our hands...
  • Maine Voices: Green New Deal will defuse threat of modern life as dystopia

    01/09/2020 8:54:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Portland Press-Herald ^ | January 9, 2020 | BY LARRY GILMAN
    In the 1973 movie “Soylent Green,” Earth is grossly overpopulated and broiled by global warming. “How can anything survive in a climate like this?” asks Thorn, a New York cop played by Charlton Heston. “A heatwave all year long. A greenhouse effect. Everything is burning up.” It’s a fable, not a forecast, but it gets some things disturbingly right. As for “burning up,” 2014-2018 were the five hottest years in observed weather history, and last July was the hottest month. In the last decade Greenland melting has doubled, Antarctic melting tripled, sea-level rise accelerated. Civilization won’t end tomorrow, but its...
  • Climate Change Study Found Consistent Evidence of Global Warming Every Day Since 2012

    01/06/2020 1:21:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 3, 2020 | By Rosie McCall
    Scientists have developed a method that allows them to identify so-called climate change "fingerprints" in daily weather observations - and it found consistent evidence of global warming every day since late March 2012. Using climate models and statistical learning techniques, a team of researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland were able to identify climate change's "fingerprint" in global daily mean temperatures, which had been calculated from measurements collected in locations across the world. The researchers highlighted that while local daily mean temperatures might fluctuate significantly year-on-year, global daily mean measurements show a consistent trend towards global warming. They say their...
  • Republican group targets Graham in ad calling for fair Senate trial

    12/18/2019 8:43:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 18 2019 | Rebecca Klar
    A Republican group is launching a new ad targeting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after the House on Wednesday voted in favor of impeaching President Trump. The new Republicans for the Rule of Law ad quotes Graham pushing the Senate to allow witness testimony during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, the group announced Wednesday. “Once upon a time Lindsey Graham was in favor of a fair impeachment trial,” a narrator says in the 30-second ad. It then cuts to a clip of Graham during the time of Clinton’s impeachment, telling reporters: “In every trial that there has ever been...
  • I Heart Michelle: Uplifting Words from the Forever First Lady (Vomit Alert)

    12/02/2019 12:48:00 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Barnes and Noble ^ | 2/01/2019 | Michelle Obama
    Find humor, grace, and inspiration in the words of former First Lady Michelle Obama. Let this collection of short, pithy quotes give you strength, offer hope, and make you feel empowered. Michelle Obama is not only an admired public figure, but an influencer capable of giving rise to positive change. She holds fast and true to her beliefs, loves her family and country, and is an impassioned advocate for education as well as women’s rights. From interviews to speeches on the campaign trail and off, these brief excerpts provide a poignant glimpse into the thoughts and views of America’s “Forever...
  • Pelosi steps up as Trump abdicates responsibilities

    10/22/2019 12:16:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 61 replies ^ | October 22, 2019 | Eugene Robinson Washington Post
    Last week’s viral photograph of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointing her finger at President Trump and reading him the riot act reflected a larger reality: If Trump won’t responsibly lead the nation, Pelosi will. The president has pretty much ceased being president. Trump never really seemed to enjoy the job, except for ceremonial tasks like handing out medals. I’d be surprised if he could name every member of his Cabinet, and I’d be shocked if he had the foggiest idea of what, say, Secretary Elaine Chao has been up to over at the Department of Transportation. Does anyone imagine that...
  • Politico Impeachment Story Goes Full Laughable Drama Queen

    09/30/2019 8:02:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    In this episode of Politico Magazine Drama Queen Theater, we present the dilemma of Mikie Sherrill,  a "centrist" Democrat congresswoman representing New Jersey, and "former Navy helicopter pilot," and "former federal prosecutor," deciding to throw caution to the winds and impeach Donald Trump to repeal the 2016 election. Politico senior staff writer (and wannabe playwright) Michael Kruse penned a piece on Friday with the appropriately melodramatic title of, "‘It Feels Like a 1776 Kind of Fight’." Although he described Sherrill as "characteristically measured" and "unflappable," this is a tale of thick, shaky voices, quivering chins, unsuppressed sniffles, and dampened hankies. Oh,...
  • We could feed one million people living in colonies on Mars

    09/25/2019 7:58:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Erika K. Carlson |
    With bugs, algae and other resource-efficient foods we could feed one million people on Mars within a century of arriving there. Scientists even invented a martian diet. Cannon and colleagues modeled the food needs of a human population on Mars that grows to one million over about a hundred Earth years through a combination of immigration and reproduction. Though the settlement would need to import a lot of food at the start, it could transition to an entirely Martian-grown diet in about a century with the right food choices, they found. The major limiting factor is space — or rather,...
  • Washington Post fact-checker gives Plame three Pinocchios for Libby claim

    09/10/2019 8:59:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Rebecca Klar
    The Washington Post "Fact Checker" column gave former CIA operative and current Democratic New Mexico congressional candidate Valerie Plame three "Pinocchios" for her claim that former George W. Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby leaked her identity. Plame blamed Libby for the leak in a campaign ad released Monday, but according to the Post's fact-check, there is no evidence he disclosed her role to columnist Robert Novak. Novak wrote the piece that reported that Plame, identified as a CIA operative, suggested sending her husband, Joe Wilson, to Niger to look into a report that Saddam Hussein had sought uranium...
  • Jackie Kennedy’s fairy-tale wedding was a nightmare for her African American dress designer

    09/03/2019 8:05:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/2019 | GBillian Brockell
    The 1953 wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and then-Sen. John F. Kennedy was so perfect it is still being talked about more than 65 years later. As recently as 2017, gossip website The List was still calling it “the most beautiful wedding ever.” It was a fairy tale worthy of the legendary couple who would preside over Camelot. But for Ann Lowe, who designed the bridal gown, it was a nightmare. First, the wedding dress was destroyed 10 days before the ceremony. Then the 24-year-old bride, who did not really like the gown in the first place, snubbed her. Asked who...
  • Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

    08/20/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 | Cara Buckley
    Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans’ polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate lives on a once verdant Earth now consumed by ice or drought. That is how many recent superhero and sci-fi movies — among them the latest Avengers and Godzilla pictures as well as “Aquaman,” “Snowpiercer,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Interstellar” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” — have invoked the climate crisis. They imagine postapocalyptic...
  • 77 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    07/07/2019 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 - Update July 6, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.”   But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago.Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...

    07/09/2019 3:56:18 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 67 replies
    Vice News ^ | 7/8/19 | Daniel Newhauser
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Aliyah Johnson stood petrified for several long seconds, mouth agape, eyes wide, as Mayor Pete Buttigieg walked in the door. When she finally shook off her paralysis, she barreled into his chest for an embrace before breaking into inconsolable sobs. The 19-year-old Columbia resident had been looking in vain for Buttigieg all over the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. When he made a surprise appearance at a meet-and-greet with black millennials at a bar called Truth, she knew it would be her chance. She had never met him before, but Johnson needed to tell him her...