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  • California gov: Trump doesn’t fear God or ‘existential consequences’

    12/09/2017 11:05:28 AM PST · by Lera · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/9/17 | Julia Manchester
    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says President Trump's stance on climate change demonstrates that he does not appear to fear the "wrath of God" or have any regard for the "existential consequences" of his environmental policies. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility ... this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said in an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes," which is set to air on Sunday. Brown, who studied to become...
  • Flake rebuts Trump: US doesn't have a 'sick' or 'rigged' system

    12/09/2017 3:02:24 AM PST · by x1stcav · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/17 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) chided President Trump in a tweet Friday night after the president asserted that the U.S. has a "rigged system." "This is not a sick system, Mr. President, nor is it a rigged system. Let's not sow distrust in our democratic institutions," Flake tweeted.
  • Mitt Romney: Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation.

    12/04/2017 2:35:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 136 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Willard Mitt Romney
    Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
  • Theresa May condemns Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim hate videos from the British far-right

    11/29/2017 10:14:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | November 29, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran, Adam Bienkov
    LONDON — Theresa May has condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting Islamophobic videos about Muslims posted by a leader of the British far-right. A spokesman for the prime minister said that it was "wrong" for Trump to have broadcast the footage to his 46 million Twitter followers this morning. May's spokesman told a press briefing attended by Business Insider: "Britain first seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law abiding people. "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudice of the far-right, which it is the antithesis of...
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • '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.
  • AP Still Unsure Of NY Terrorist’s Motive

    11/01/2017 12:04:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday’s terror attack in Manhattan, NY.“Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,” the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached. VIDEO: Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC. https://t.co/EcXSmIWWla— The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2017 The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these...
  • Collins: Bannon's rhetoric about McConnell 'not helpful'

    10/15/2017 11:15:03 AM PDT · by Mariner · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15th, 2017 | By Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's rhetoric about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “not helpful.” “This is not helpful or appropriate at all. Obviously Mr. Bannon has the right to support whomever he wants to support,” Collins told ABC’s “This Week.” “But I think his rhetoric is exactly what the American people are tired of. They don’t want this hyperpartisanship. They want us to work together and they want us to get things done.” Bannon has vowed to challenge the Republican establishment in the 2018 midterms and put up primary...
  • ADORBS: Kamala Harris lists 3 ‘functions’ of govt. to slam GOP budget, doesn’t get EVEN 1 right

    10/05/2017 4:31:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 64 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/05/2017 | Sam J.
    Oh Kamala … we’re almost embarrassed for you. Almost. This is one of those instances where it’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove otherwise. She really thinks government has three functions (huh?) and they are as follows: " A government has three functions: public health, public safety, and public education. The GOP budget doesn’t prioritize any of them. " — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 5, 2017 Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wow, and this woman is a senator.
  • Bob Costas: Stand for anthem, then take a knee

    10/01/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | September 30, 2017 | Alexandra King
    NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas suggested Saturday that protesting NFL players should wait until "the last note" of the national anthem to take a knee. Costas's comments came a week after NFL players locked arms to protest President Donald Trump's criticisms of those who kneel during the National Anthem. But the veteran sports journalist told CNN's Michael Smerconish that he believed a different approach could be more effective. "The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the National Anthem is not just offensive to the love-it-or-leave-it crowd. It actually causes ambivalent feelings,...
  • Why Obama’s former speechwriter calls him the most Jewish president ever [barf]

    09/24/2017 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 19, 2017 6:27pm | Gabe Friedman
    He was just 24, but speechwriter David Litt had already become President Barack Obama’s go-to guy for anything considered “kishke-related.” In Litt’s parlance, that meant he wrote the president’s speeches aiming to connect with Jewish Americans on a gut level — things like holiday and anniversary commemorations, but not, say, Israel or foreign policy. That explains Litt’s presence one Friday night in the White House library in April 2012. A jet-lagged Obama had just returned from a trip to Asia and the last thing on his schedule was to record a video greeting for Passover. “All right,” Obama said grumpily...
  • Baseball star Syndergaard: Hurricanes ‘global warming karma’ for Trump pulling out of Paris deal

    09/19/2017 6:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017
    All-Star pitcher Noah Syndergaard is criticizing President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, suggesting the series of damaging hurricanes slamming the U.S. may be “karma.” “U.S. pulls out of Paris Climate Accord. Then hit by 4 Hurricanes in 6 weeks. Global Warming Karma?” Syndgaard tweeted late Monday night. He added a hashtag calling himself a Texan Republican. Syndergaard, a New York Mets star, grew up in suburban Dallas.
  • CNN's Tapper: Republican party 'acts as if climate change is not real'

    09/11/2017 1:08:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper said the Republican party "acts as if climate change is not real" in an interview with Sen. John McCain on Sunday. "The Republican Party, as you know, generally speaking, acts as if climate change is not real," Tapper continued. "There are exceptions, you, your daughter, Meghan, the Republican mayor of Miami. But generally speaking, the president, the governor of Florida, et cetera, act as if it’s not real even though the overwhelming scientific consensus is that it’s real and it’s man made." "Back in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit, your daughter Meghan McCain tweeted, 'So are...
  • Pope, Orthodox leader make climate change appeal to 'heal wounded creation'

    09/01/2017 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2017 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew called on Friday for a collective response from world leaders to climate change, saying the planet was deteriorating and vulnerable people were the first to be affected. The appeal comes three months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a global agreement, struck in Paris, to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We urgently appeal to those in positions of social and economic, as well as political and cultural, responsibility to hear the cry of the earth and to attend to the needs of the marginalized,” Francis and Bartholomew said in...
  • UCLA Prof: I Would Play for North Korea, But Ban Dennis Prager

    08/09/2017 9:39:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/9/2017
    UCLA professor Andrew Apter, a violinist in the Santa Monica Symphony, appeared on the Dennis Prager Show Monday to defend his call for musicians and members of the community to boycott a concert where Prager will be guest conducting the orchestra. Prager invited Apter onto the show after he and a fellow UCLA professor and violinist circulated a letter declaring: “Please urge your friends to not attend this concert, which helps normalize bigotry in our community.” After introducing his guest, Prager asked him if he would apply his liberal principles in all circumstances, such as the controversial 2008 visit of...
  • Prince Charles Won't Step Aside for William to Be King

    04/17/2017 5:48:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Town and Country ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephanie Mansfield
    Sally Bedell Smith, dogged biographer and author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, out this week from Penguin Random House, has collected an exhaustive file of facts about the future king of England. Unlike his mother, Charles is not what you might call a beloved figure. And while Bedell Smith doesn't spare the touchy-feely, parapsychology loving, Dumbo-eared Charles, her portrait is also rich with sympathy, even affection. Bullied as a youth by his overbearing father (“Philip was the original alpha male,” Smith says), Charles spent his whole life seeking approval. Cowed by a sense of...
  • POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS EUROPE’S ANCIENT WALLS AGAINST ISLAM

    02/24/2017 8:32:43 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    FPM ^ | February 24, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few...
  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Murphy vows to defy 'unconstitutional' orders from Trump if elected N.J. governor

    01/09/2017 4:03:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Phil Murphy, the Democratic front-runner in the 2017 race to replace Gov. Chris Christie, picked up the endorsements of New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senators on Monday and vowed to disobey orders from a President Donald Trump that would violate the constitution or are "un-American." Murphy appeared at his campaign headquarters in downtown Newark to tout the endorsements of U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez. "I will not take orders from an Administration that are unconstitutional or un-American," Murphy vowed.
  • Who Are We Americans Now? And who will we become under Trump? (From the Left)

    12/31/2016 10:48:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | December 19, 2016 | Paul Starr
    “That’s not who we are,” Barack Obama often says when appealing to Americans to oppose illiberal policies such as torturing prisoners, barring immigrants on the basis of their religion, and denying entry to refugees. But now that Americans have elected a president who has called for precisely those policies, Obama’s confidence about who we are may seem misplaced. Questions about the defining values of our common nationality have haunted us before at critical moments in American history, and now they do again: In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, what does it mean to be an American? Will Trump and...