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  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection

    10/18/2019 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 264 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 18, 2019 11:35 AM | Tim Pearce
    Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are...
  • California woman is found living with 320 RATS in her broken down van [tr]

    10/18/2019 8:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    A homeless woman has been found living in a van alongside 320 rats that burrowed their way into its seats in San Diego. Authorities found that the rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the seats and gnawed the engine wiring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. After receiving several complaints about the rats, the Humane Society stepped in and offered to help rehouse the rodents. The woman, known only as Carla, started with just two rats. But the rodents give birth every four weeks and produce a dozen in a litter so multiply in no time.
  • The eye-popping cost of Medicare for All (the Fauxcahontas $34 trillion wet dream)

    10/16/2019 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 10/16/19 | Ronald Brownstein
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to answer repeated questions at Tuesday night’s debate about how she would fund Medicare for All underscores the challenge she faces finding a politically acceptable means to meet the idea’s huge price tag — a challenge that only intensified today with the release of an eye-popping new study. The Urban Institute, a center-left think tank highly respected among Democrats, is projecting that a plan similar to what Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are pushing would require $34 trillion in additional federal spending over its first decade in operation. That’s more than the federal government’s total cost...
  • 'Reagan' tops Google search during Dem debate for atheist group ad: 'Not afraid of burning in hell'

    10/16/2019 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/19 | Caleb Parke
    Ron Reagan was not on stage Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential primary debate, but his provocative plug for a prominent atheist group earned him the top spot on Google after he declared himself a "lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell." Reagan, the 61-year-old son of the late President Ronald Reagan, made the pitch for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a group that targets religion in public schools and government across the nation. “Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist,” he said in the 30-second spot, "and I'm alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular...
  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • JANE FONDA ARRESTED IN D.C. Protesting Climate Change

    10/11/2019 11:05:19 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/11/2019 | tmz
    Jane Fonda is willing to go to jail over climate change -- she just got busted outside the U.S. Capitol during a massive protest. Jane was arrested Friday along with a number of other protesters on the steps on the east side of the Capitol building. In video from the demonstration, you see Jane being placed in handcuffs and escorted into a police van. Jane was demonstrating with the group Oil Change International over the climate change crisis. The protest is part of Jane's "Fire Drill Fridays" initiative -- she's vowed to protest outside the Capitol every Friday, rain or...
  • 'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton

    10/09/2019 10:45:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 9, 2019 | Geoff Earle
    'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton to enter crowded Democratic presidential field a THIRD time after she claims she could beat him 'again' Trump dares 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton to enter the 2020 presidential race She had tweeted 'Dont tempt me,' after he jabbed that she should challenge Elizabeth Warren but only if she came clean about her email scandal Clinton has said she won't run for president a third time But she said Tuesday night on PBS that 'maybe there does need to be a rematch; I mean, obviously, I can beat him again' Clinton lost to...
  • Trump rips reports of 2nd 'Deep State' whistleblower: 'Keep them coming!'

    10/06/2019 8:52:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 6, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    President Trump took aim late Saturday at reports that a second whistleblower has emerged, accusing his foes of “going to the bench” after the first complaint filed about his conversation with the Ukraine president. “The first so-called second hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another ‘Whistleblower’ is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info. Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!” tweeted Mr. Trump. Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the first whistleblower, told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that a second intelligence...
  • October Democratic debate slated for one night with 12 candidates (so far) (Tulsi back in!)

    10/01/2019 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/19 | Kendall Karson
    The October debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times, is set for a single night on Oct. 15, the Democratic National Committee told the presidential campaigns Friday. "To address several inquiries we have received, we are writing to let you know that, pending a final decision after the certification deadline, it is the intention of the DNC and our media partners to hold the October debate over one night," the DNC wrote in a memo obtained by ABC News. **SNIP** Twelve candidates are currently qualified for the upcoming matchup, according to an ABC News analysis: Former Vice President...
  • Ahead of Pelosi impeachment rollout, all 13 Texas Dems now in line on Trump's possible removal

    09/24/2019 12:41:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 92 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-24=2017 | Tom Benning and Todd J. Gillman
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to end months of caution on impeachment Tuesday afternoon, launching a formal inquiry aimed at removing President Donald Trump over allegations he withheld aid from Ukraine to pressure that country to launch a corruption inquiry aimed at damaging former Vice President Joe Biden. All 13 Texas Democrats in Congress support impeachment or are at least open to it, after five holdouts joined the chorus in the hours before her announcement, some more enthusiastic than others. Texas Republicans remained unified in their opposition to impeachment, even as Democrats around the country lined up to demand impeachment on...
  • New York plans to deal with its rat problem by drowning them in booze

    09/07/2019 3:22:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2019 | Rob Picheta
    No trip to the Big Apple is complete without a few quintessentially New York experiences: grabbing a gigantic slice of NYC-style pizza; strolling across Brooklyn Bridge on a clear morning; and, of course, coming face-to-toe with a cat-sized rat on the subway. But that last time-honored tradition has vexed city planners for centuries, with rodents blighting New York City's tunnels, streets and businesses for as long as the city has existed. Now, at last, a radical solution may be at hand: the city plans to entice the creatures with bait before drowning them in a bucket of alcohol.
  • PETA billboard in Baltimore compares Kushner to rat and labels him a 'rich pest'

    08/22/2019 2:24:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/20/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    A billboard supported by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals went up in Baltimore that compares President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to a rat. The billboard alludes to Trump’s recent comments that Baltimore is a “rat and rodent infected mess,” and features a cartoon rat grasping a piece of cheese with the caption “poor guy just trying to survive” next to a cartoon of Kushner lounging on a stack of money with the caption “rich pest.” **SNIP** “Smart, social, resourceful rats who are just trying to eke out an existence suffer when entitled landlords neglect humane rodent-control measures,” PETA...
  • Sacramento is trying to take Baltimore's crown as the number one rat resort. (adult language)

    08/09/2019 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/9/2019 | Jericho Green
    Not to be outdone, California state capital has an extreme rodent infestation. It is so bad, that the EPA building had to close down the playground outside of their facility so the children would not be bitten by rats. Wtf?
  • As rats overrun California cities, state moves to ban powerful pest-killers

    08/09/2019 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    San Luis Obispo ^ | 7/23/19 | RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE
    The rats were winning. There were so many earlier this summer outside the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento officials had to close its outdoor playground out of fear state employees’ kids would catch rodent-borne diseases. To fight back, building officials set out a controversial type of rat poison whose use may soon be banned statewide by the California Legislature. The poison didn’t stay out very long once word got out the state’s top environmental regulators were using a poison widely condemned by California’s powerful environmental groups. “Effective immediately, I’m putting a moratorium on the use of rodenticides around the 1001...
  • Irony: When Democrats Threw A Hissy Fit in 2000? Now 'Rats' Are No Longer Subliminal . . .

    08/07/2019 5:25:24 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 2 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/7/2019 | LRoggy
    Funny how this slipped our minds in the discussion of the rat problem in Baltimore: "Bush Campaign 'Rats' Subliminal Message" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NPKxhfFQMs Once again life imitates art (even if art this time is a past campaign commercial)!
  • Hillary Rides in on a White Horse to Save the DemocRATS

    08/02/2019 2:35:36 PM PDT · by CptnObvious · 70 replies
    Vanity | 8/2/2019 | Self
    Can't you see it. Hillary Rides in on a White Horse to Save the DemocRATS and American from Donald Trump. With the DemocRAT Presidential candidates tearing each other and the DemocRAT Party. The leftists are eating each other alive. Hillary, the Voice of Reason, makes a Historic Comeback (as the Lamestream Press will call it) to save the Day. The only question is whether the other DemocRAT candidates will put up with it and whether the DNC will too.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings In 1999: ‘I Left My Community Of Baltimore, A Drug-Infested Area’

    07/31/2019 8:52:33 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2019 | AMBER ATHEY
    The Trump campaign uncovered video Wednesday of Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings calling his district in Baltimore “drug-infested” in 1999. “This morning, I left my community of Baltimore, a drug-infested area, where a lot of the drugs we are talking about today have already taken the lives of so many children,” Cummings said during a 1999 congressional hearing. “The same children that I watched 14 or 15 years ago as they grew up now walking around like zombies.” “This is only 40 miles away from here,” he added.
  • Lynne Patton: AOC’s District Is Riddled with Rats and Maggots

    07/31/2019 12:28:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 31, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I had a sound bite yesterday and I didn’t get to it and I want to get it done now because it has nothing to do with the debate, but it’s tremendous. Monday night on Fox there was a fill-in host in there, Sandra Smith, and she was talking to a woman named Lynne Patton. Lynne Patton is the regional administrator for HUD, the department of Housing and Urban Development. She is in the Trump administration, and she is African-American, and she is also from the district represented by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The question: “The case is obviously being made...
  • Rat Photo bombs FOX45 live shot

    07/30/2019 5:13:47 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 96 replies
    WBFF ^ | 7/29/2019 | WBFF
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A rat was seen running through a FOX45 reporter’s live shot during a story on President Trump’s tweet Baltimore is rat-infested. Maxine Streicher was in west Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood today to report on conditions. The neighborhood is part of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings' Congressional District 7. Trump blasted Cummings' handling of the district this weekend.