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  • Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/29/2017 3:19:11 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | November 29, 2017 | Ramin Setoodeh and Elizabeth Wagmeister
    As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz...
  • Matt Lauer Exposed Himself, Gave Sex Toys as Gifts Claim Accusers

    11/29/2017 1:34:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 179 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 29, 2017
    Matt Lauer exposed himself to a female co-worker, and gave another one a sex toy as a present -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg -- according to dozens of current and former NBC staffers. The former "Today" co-host also allegedly enjoyed playing the game "F**k, Marry, Kill" in regards to his female co-hosts at NBC. The bombshell allegations came out in a Variety investigation. One woman says Lauer once delivered a sex toy to a female co-worker, and attached an explicit note ... detailing how he'd use it on her. Several accusers claim his office was ground...
  • Nobody Digs a Rabbit Hole Like a Progressive

    11/27/2017 5:04:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-27-17 | MOTUS
    Once you embrace the progressive premise that the ends justify the means the destruction of civilization follows on quickly.First you have the feminist’s opinion that it doesn’t matter if men are falsely accused of sexual abuse as long as it helps dismantle “the patriarchy” – as if patriarchy is a real thing in 21st Century America, home of the fatherless family. Next thing you know the NYTimes posits that it’s okay to sexualize children for the cause of genderqueer. Meanwhile an Indiana University Healthcare system nurse believes that “white women raise terrorist, rapist, racist, killer sons” and thinks that they...
  • Oakland’s mayor wants you to house the homeless

    11/21/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 21, 2017 | By Marisa Kendall
    OAKLAND — For everyone who has ever passed one of this city’s sprawling homeless encampments and wondered how to help, Mayor Libby Schaaf has an answer — open your door to someone in need of shelter. The Oakland mayor is asking residents to offer their spare rooms, Airbnb units and rental properties to the city’s homeless, a radical proposition that has prompted both cautious optimism and scathing criticism from her constituents. In her annual “State of the City” speech, Schaaf challenged Oakland residents to “give up that Airbnb. Fix up that back unit,” and offer the space to people in...
  • Republicans Invade a Family Event

    11/18/2017 9:34:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought you would enjoy this family story. Everyone has tales of trauma from attending a family event. If you are a Jewish Republican, you may have a few more especially if you have family on the East Coast. Though we had an overall joyful experience (just travelling with our two grown children was rewarding enough), we had what most would consider a challenge because of the clash of cultures. We arrived for Friday night Shabbat services and then went to a family dinner immediately after. We were seated randomly at a table of older...
  • The Democrats Must Nominate Another Woman for President

    11/17/2017 11:38:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    New Republic ^ | November 17, 2017 | By Jeet Heer
    As sexual misconduct scandals hit Capitol Hill, it makes even more sense for the party to run a female candidate against the sexist president. This year, Franken emerged as an outside contender for the presidency in 2020. The former Saturday Night Live comedian, elected in 2009, is an effective and studious senator who’s earned the respect of his peers—and, lately, the fear of his opponents, as he’s been one of the Senate’s most ruthless interrogators of Trump nominees and one of his party’s most entertaining critics of the president. Now, his job is in serious jeopardy and he’s out of...
  • Dionne: Who will stand up to unforgivable recklessness?

    11/17/2017 9:53:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 17, 2017 | by E.J. Dionne
    WASHINGTON — The GOP bill that should be called the Cut Taxes on President Trump and Other Very Rich People Act of 2017 always had a secondary purpose: to jack up the deficit so Republicans could later cry out in horror, “Look at that awful debt!” They’d then use the pools of red ink they created to justify deep cuts in social programs.> But people who call themselves conservative are shovelling out so much money so fast to corporations and the privileged that they needed some health care cuts upfront — at the expense of coverage for millions of our...
  • Conservative Voice Fading from the Internet

    11/14/2017 7:52:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    The Conservative Voice in the news of the day is fast fading The News of the Day the Mainstream and Social Media are squatting on: Legions of people are being thrown off the Information Highway; the bus is leaving the depot without them. Amid a daily myriad of made-to-order distractions, including the ongoing visceral hatred of the outcome of presidential election 2016; the more than 20-year old sexual harassment claims of loud Entertainment Industry victims; the recent advance of Character Assassination By Allegation, allegations of which are impossible to prove or disprove, Conservatives are steadily losing their voice on the...
  • The Barbarians Are Lurking Everywhere

    11/11/2017 8:32:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10 Nov, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Anti-racism is racism, too. How Progressives are risking the heritage of the Enlightenment — and the equality of citizens. Progressives style themselves the ones who regard human progress as a moral task. They intervene to force society into the direction they see as the only correct one. Magic words are: emancipation, integration and inclusion. They see themselves as the avant garde of global openness and tolerance. These same progressive comrades have become entangled lately in contradictions that give rise even among their leftist friends to doubts about the progressiveness of their positions. Is it not astonishing when logical secularists like...
  • Thoughts and Prayers for Anti-Gun Freaks Grieving Over Death of Their Narrative

    11/08/2017 10:29:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies ^ | November 9, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The synchronized leftist response to this latest attack on normal Christians was pre-planned, and it didn’t matter that this time it was another militant atheist weirdo instead of an ISIS-loving foreigner. The memes and the lies were all prepped and ready, and the villain was already chosen. No surprise – once again, it was you, the normal American who keeps and bears arms to protect yourself, your family, your community and your Constitution. But this time it didn’t go the way they wanted. Sure, they were giddy at first – the liberals got to trash people of faith for praying,...
  • What do Islamophobia and Voter Suppression Have in Common?

    11/08/2017 9:04:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    I unapologetically choose America first, national sovereignty, protected borders, the meritocracy, and unrestricted freedom of speech without which there is no other freedom. What do Islamophobia and Voter Suppression Have in Common? Predictable cries of Islamophobia are heard after every terrorist attack even when jihadis screaming “Allahu Akhbar” (Allah is greater) make it irrefutable that they are killing in the name of Islam. Leftists and their apologists ignore this obvious fact and instead steer the discussion to Islamophobia. So what is Islamophobia? A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Islam is a set of...
  • The Democratic Party is a disaster. We have to start over

    11/06/2017 11:14:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 5, 2017 | by Maria Bustillos
    You know the “Blue Screen of Death”? The way your PC screen turns blue when the Windows operating system goes kaput? During the Clinton administration, the cause of a BSoD was liable to be hardware-related — owing, say, to a failed motherboard — so the bluetastrophe was lethal. Irreparable. The disaster that befell the Democratic Party a year ago is exactly this kind of fatal blow, a political BSoD. We Democrats believed that things were moving, slowly, in the right direction; that our Republican friends and relatives would see sense, somehow, eventually — no way were they really that racist,...
  • With Washington statehouse at stake, Democrats seek to build a West Coast wall of Trump resistance

    11/06/2017 11:09:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Mark Z. Barabak
    One year ago, Manka Dhingra was preparing for a celebration, a gathering of family and friends to mark Hillary Clinton’s election as the nation’s first woman president. Today, she is bearing the hopes and dreams of Democrats crushed by Clinton’s loss and trying to help the party pull itself from a deep hole. A state Senate race pitting two campaign novices in the upscale suburbs east of Seattle has turned into a major battle between the two national parties, becoming the costliest legislative contest in state history and serving as a test of the Trump effect far from the other...
  • In Virginia and New Jersey, Progressive Groups Work to Rally Latino Voters

    11/06/2017 11:02:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Stephen A. Nuńo
    Progressive organizations scrambled over the weekend to give Democrats a boost in Tuesday's New Jersey and Virginia elections by rallying against Republican candidates who used ads linking gang crimes to Democratic candidates and immigration policies. Organizations such as CASA in Action, America's Voice, and others have been focusing on Latino voters in Virginia, knocking door to door trying to remind Hispanics to vote on Tuesday. In a press release issued by Prospero Latino, the coalition of organizations claims to have knocked on fifty thousand doors and have texted over twenty thousand voters. "The Virginia GOP and Ed Gillespie have run...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein picks up another primary challenger

    11/03/2017 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2017 | By Eric Ting
    Another progressive will challenge Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her re-election bid to the US Senate in 2018. Alison Hartson, 37, announced Thursday that she is entering the race for Feinstein's seat. Hartson, head of the progressive political action committee Wolf PAC, appeared on the progressive online media network "The Young Turks" to announce her decision. "We can't expect change from people like Dianne Feinstein who helped to create this corrupt system," Hartson said in a statement. "We can't wait for some progressive ideas to happen 20 years from now. We need a democracy that works for people and we...
  • How the Democrats Are Failing the Resistance

    11/03/2017 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 3, 2017 | by Andrew Sullivan
    There was a giddiness in D.C. this week, as the fantasy of removing Trump by impeachment seemed marginally less fantastic. I do not begrudge this excitement for a millisecond. God knows we could do with some cheer. I can only hope it’s a wake-up call to the Dems. In 2017, they are either useless or actively counterproductive in the struggle to resist right-authoritarianism. They have learned nothing from 2016. Their intelligentsia seems determined to ensure that no midwestern whites ever vote for the party again. Their public faces are still Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi. They still believe...
  • Trump's opponents race to the courthouse to thwart him

    11/03/2017 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 2, 2017 | by Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung
    When President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 12 he would stop subsidies to health insurers critical to the Obamacare law, the response from Democratic state officials was swift and predictable: a lawsuit by 18 state attorneys general was filed within 24 hours. The race to the courthouse in response to presidential actions has become a familiar pattern since Trump took office in January, and early rulings in many of the lawsuits have, at least temporarily, hobbled key parts of the president’s agenda. Since Trump took office, courts have at least temporarily blocked Trump’s plans to: **ban travelers and immigrants from...
  • 'Today, I am a Muslim Too': Mayor de Blasio Addresses Rally (video)

    11/01/2017 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11/1/2017 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday at a rally Times Square in support of American Muslims. He says it's important to look beyond stereotypes and stand in solidarity with Muslims, who are a part of our country's fabric.
  • The 6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America’s Culture

    10/29/2017 5:14:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | October 29, 2017 | John Hawkins
    There was a time when we used to be a nation that pushed freedom, responsibility, decency, patriotism and hard work. Some of us still believe in those things, but because of liberalism, much more destructive values have seeped into our culture like toxic waste. There are many ways that liberals have degraded our culture, but these are the worst of the worst.1) The Politicization Of Everything: Want to watch football? There are players protesting the flag. Turn on a Hollywood awards ceremony? There are actors making political statements. Want to go to the bathroom in peace? Well, first, we need...
  • This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

    10/28/2017 2:30:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 169 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    What do you call a tax break that delivers 88% of the benefits to upper-income families and subsidizes rich states at the expense of poor ones? If you're a Democrat, you call it a sacred cow. One provision of the Republican's tax-cutting plan that has drawn intense opposition from Democrats is the elimination of state and local tax deductions for those who itemize. Rep. Nancy Pelosi said it was "an insidious effort to raise taxes on middle class families … across America." Sen. Ron Wyden said that "hardworking middle-class folks are not going to appreciate Congress double taxing them." New...