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Politics (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Jimmy Carter lets loose: Knocks Obama and Hillary, says Russia didn’t alter election, praises Trump

    10/22/2017 1:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 22, 2017 | Chris Enloe, Weekend Editor
    Jimmy Carter is the oldest of all living ex-presidents at 93, but he is still in tune with national politics. He made his views about some of the latest pressing national issues very clear in a recent interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. On Russia meddling in the election Dowd asked Carter: “Did the Russians purloin the election from Hillary?” Carter said: “Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that.” Rosie is Carter’s wife. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes,” Carter followed up.....
  • [INTERVIEW] Why Samsung, Hyundai bet on Dallas

    10/22/2017 1:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Park Jae-hyuk
    CEO-turned-mayor attracts investors with low tax rates The Moon Jae-in administration's recent minimum wage hike and its plan to raise corporate and income tax rates are weighing heavily on companies doing business in Korea. The city of Dallas, Texas, which holds the top spot among U.S. cities in terms of job creation, is a good example that shows the reason why policymakers should reconsider such plans. It has attracted international companies to invest in the city, offering a business-friendly environment with low tax rates and labor costs. "I'm a believer that low tax rates enable businesses and jobs. That's one...
  • George W. Bush’s Speech on Trumpism

    10/22/2017 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/17 | Lee Cary
    So, after eight-plus years of silence by a former Republican president, and eight-plus months of silence by the former Democrat president, what prompted both to come out after President Trump, on the same day? After eight years of political silence, what prompted former President George W. Bush’s speech on 29 October 2017, at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event in New York, described, in the words of CNN, as “a major smackdown on Trumpism?” “Smackdown” is a gross exaggeration. It was less than that. And it was more than that.
  • Deserter Bergdahl says Taliban more 'honest' than US Army

    10/22/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2017
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant who pleaded guilty Monday to deserting his post in Afghanistan in 2009, says his Taliban captors were more “honest” with him than the Army has been since his release three years ago. “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat,’ ” Bergdahl tells British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine of London headlined "The Homecoming from Hell." Langan, too, is a former Taliban hostage. Bergdahl, 31, from Hailey, Idaho, says he never quite knew where he stood with the...
  • Bush Assails Culture of Bigotry [semi-satire]

    10/22/2017 10:49:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Fresh off eight years of rest during the Obama Administration, former President George W. Bush decried what he called the current "culture of bigotry" in American politics. Based on the content of his remarks, the "bigotry" in question appears to be Donald Trump's characterization of Washington as a "swamp." "When a prominent member of government attacks government in this way it undermines the people's confidence in their rulers," Bush declared. "The loss of confidence creates a very real danger of disobedience toward those in charge. This is the path to anarchy." "Clearly, bringing in an outsider who knows nothing of...
  • Are You Wrestling With Trump Fatigue?

    10/22/2017 10:38:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 17, 2017 | Monika Bauerlein
    Last week I returned from a big journalism conference, and it cemented a hunch I’ve been ruminating on for a little while now: A lot of the chatter in the hallways was about data suggesting that readers have started paying less attention to the quick-churn news cycle. Web traffic to news sites appears to have declined across the board from the spikes after Trump was elected. That’s a problem for a lot of an industry that derives most of its revenue from the ad impressions that load every time you click on a story, whether or not you end up...
  • Schumer: All Trump Does Is Tweet — He Is Demeaning the Presidency

    10/22/2017 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 47 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 10-22-2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said: "We need to come up with tough new sanctions that go after Iran ...... The president has usual, he’s tweeting away, but just like with Russia, he hasn’t even enacted these sanctions. This presidency doesn’t get anything done. All he does is spend his time tweeting and degrading his so-called enemies. That doesn’t work and demeans the presidency.” Also check this out: Chuck Schumer: Trump ‘Is Not Leading on Issue After Issue After Issue’
  • Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

    10/22/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/17 | Jim O'Neill
    Never allow others to burden you with unwarranted guilt and shame. You will find your load heavy enough without adding spurious claims of ignominy and sordidness to it. I first became familiar with the term “toxic masculinity” a couple of years ago, and thought to myself “Oh great, some more post-feminist misandrist bulls—t. Misandry is “the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys.” But I recently read an article by Maureen Ryan that pulled me up short and allowed me to see the light, so to speak. When Ms. Ryan speaks of “toxic masculinity” she is not...
  • Hollywood’s & MSM’s Magic Wand Cures Weinstein’s Sex Addiction in 7 Days

    10/22/2017 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Harvey Weinstein is the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is Hollywood. “Hello Muddah, hello Faddah”! Guess who just checked out of rehab’s Camp Grenada? With apologies to the novelty song by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch which hit #2 on the Billboard Hit List for three weeks back in August of 1963, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sprung. Sprung, that is, by signing himself out after ONE WEEK in sex addict rehab.
  • Venezuelans use bitcoin 'mining' to escape inflation

    10/22/2017 9:32:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Alex Vasquez, Agence France-Presse
    Caracas (AFP) - Inside a locked room in an office building in Caracas, 20 humming computers use their data-crunching power to mine bitcoins, an increasingly popular tool in the fight against Venezuela's hyperinflation. In warehouses, offices and homes, miners are using modified computers to perform complex computations, essentially book-keeping for digital transactions worldwide, for which they earn a commission in bitcoins. While practiced worldwide, Bitcoin mining is part of a growing, underground effort in Venezuela to escape the worst effects of a crippling economic and political crisis and runaway inflation that the IMF says could reach 720 percent this year....
  • Jimmy Carter: The Media’s ‘Been Harder on Trump Than Any Other President’

    10/22/2017 7:35:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 22, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out on the current President in an interview out last night with The New York Times‘ Maureen Dowd. As Dowd writes, Carter sounded “eager” to work with Donald Trump on North Korea. He said he would even be willing to go there himself: He said he has talked to Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, who is a good friend, including at Zbigniew Brzezinski’s funeral when McMaster asked to sit next to Carter, but has so far gotten a negative response. “I told him that I was available if they ever need...
  • Government Report: Pakistani Women Failed to integrate

    10/22/2017 7:09:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A government report has been released that looks at how various communities have integrated. It will be of little surprise to anyone that Pakistani women who do not speak English have completely failed to integrate and, in fact, live in an extremely isolated environment. Quite why people close to the government are surprised by this is baffling. Could it be that they live in secluded communities away from the hustle and bustle of the average Brit? It is the very people who commissioned the study that are to blame for the lack of integration. They had an idea of multi-cultural...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Leadership Through XX Chromosomes

    10/22/2017 5:42:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10.22.2017 | David Blackmon
    Hey, why not deed that spot to Rep. Clowny McPartyBarn of Florida? Xe’d be great, and we’re pretty sure xe’s a woman. – Nancy Pelosi appeared on “The View” Friday, and told them she needs to remain the Democrat minority leader in the House solely because of her gender. Not kidding: “I was ready to go if Hillary won, have a woman at the top of the table, protecting the Affordable Care Act, which is to me similar to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,” she told the assembled hosts, but she said that she was the only woman at her table...
  • Postmodern Bravery: Harvey Weinstein Edition

    10/22/2017 5:23:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-22-17 | MOTUS
    Hollywood has clearly lost what little grasp on reality they had:Oh for heaven’s sake: “How brave women –from superstars to assistants- stood up to a powerful movie mogul accused of horrifying sexual abuse.” In the immortal words of John McEnroe, “you cannot be serious!” I would like to think the People cover is intended as irony, but we all know better.Let’s start with Rose McGowan, who’s been running her mouth non-stop about what a pig Weinstein is and how Hollywood just turns women into sex objects – there’s a real news flash! Here’s Rose at the 1998 MTV Music Awards...
  • UPDATE: YouTube deletes Maxine Waters promise to ‘go and take out Trump’

    10/22/2017 4:15:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 20, 2017
    EDITOR’S NOTE: YouTube has deleted the original video of Waters’s appearance. Another version has been embedded here and will be visible until it is removed, too. It’s been only four months since Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders fan, but did one of his colleagues advocate violence against the president of the United States? The one-note impeachment minstrel Maxine Waters promised a group that benefits “homeless LGBTQ youth” that she will “take out” the president — and the liberal audience wildly applauded. Appearing recently at the Ali Forney Center gala in New York City, it only took...

    10/21/2017 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/21/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Elections can be a sham, a fraud as was the case in Venezuela last weekend..... Elections can be influenced by business interests with massive campaign contributions plus threats to close down operations and take away people's jobs as was the case in the Scottish independence referendum at few years ago. Some or all of these elements are in play as options as Spain's major Uniparties backed by the big business and big banking interests move together to shut down Catalonia's independence movement...... Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the leaders of Catalonia will be removed from power and the...
  • BREAKING: Dem caught on film saying EXACTLY what she claimed Trump said! (Video)

    10/21/2017 3:54:06 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies ^ | 10/20/17 | By truthfeednews
    Ready for some stunning hypocrisy? Democrat Frederica Wilson accused Trump of being heartless and telling an army widow her husband “knew what she signed up for” However, how ironic that she said essentially the EXACT SAME THING when discussing slain FBI agents in 2015. Is she equally outraged at her OWN comments?
  • [Short Vanity] Revoke McCain's Security clearances.

    10/21/2017 3:29:55 PM PDT · by Fhios · 25 replies
    10/21/17 | Total Vanity
    McCain is mentally unstable. He proved this when he went wonkers during of his hearings. Brain cancer/tumors are serious business. It had affected his judgement and his security clearances should be revoked.
  • #BLM Gives License to Black People Acting Bad; Liberal Whites Excuse

    10/21/2017 2:06:56 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/21/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Politicians pontificate, activists justify, eggshell-walking liberals excuse, millionaire athletes kneel, and when it comes to negative encounters with law enforcement, some blacks make all blacks look bad. The racist white liberal/cowardly conservative media hardly ever condemns this kind of animal behavior out of the kneejerk fear of being called racist, even though it's racist to patronize this behavior by not condemning it; finding blacks who are tired of being lumped in with this behavior.
  • Greenfield: The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn't

    10/21/2017 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, October 20, 2017 | Greenfield
    Friday, October 20, 2017 The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn't Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Mayor of San Juan recently took a break from her tour of every cable news network on the planet to text an accusation of genocide aimed at President Trump. "WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz texted. “I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide.” The death toll in Puerto Rico currently stands at 48. Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20. As we approach...