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  • Dem Senators Call on Trump to Resign 'Immediately' (They can pound Sand!!!)

    12/11/2017 5:05:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 127 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Three of President Trump's female accusers spoke with NBC's Megyn Kelly Monday about their experiences, all claiming he took advantage of them sexually. Former beauty pageant contestant Samntha Holvey alleged that Trump made her feel like "a piece of meat," Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist, claimed he forcibly kissed her, and Jessica Leeds, a traveling saleswoman, says he groped and kissed her on an airplane. The White House has dismissed them as "false claims," as Kelly reiterated on her show.These women's stories, however, were enough to convince Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) that the president needs to step down "immediately." Should...
  • Randy Quaid Vs. Bernie Sanders For Vermont Senator Seat Is Fodder For Reality Show

    12/04/2017 6:45:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    deadline.com ^ | December 1, 2017 4:29pm | by Erik Pedersen
    EXCLUSIVE: Randy Quaid, the next senator from the Great State of Vermont? We’ll pause a moment while that concept sinks in. ========================================================================================== The veteran actor tweeted a threat/warning Thursday claiming that reps from a superPAC have approached him about running against Bernie Sanders for his U.S. Senate seat next year. And a reality show pitch about that potentially wacky race is making its way around town. Public Spectacle Media is planning an unscripted series that would follow Quaid’s long-shot bid to become the junior senator from the Green Mountain State. Some very powerful people representing a super pac have approached...
  • Randy Quaid Vs. Bernie Sanders For Vermont Senator Seat Is Fodder For Reality Show

    12/02/2017 4:00:40 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 35 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 12-2-2017
    The veteran actor tweeted a threat/warning Thursday claiming that reps from a superPAC have approached him about running against Bernie Sanders for his U.S. Senate seat next year. And a reality show pitch about that potentially wacky race is making its way around town. Public Spectacle Media is planning an unscripted series that would follow Quaid’s long-shot bid to become the junior senator from the Green Mountain State. Amid the Donald Trump era of reality TV’s convergence with politics, the proposed docu-sitcom is in development at Public Spectacle Media. The show would follow Quaid — and likely his wife, Evi,...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets Adviser from Anti-Semitic Think Tank

    11/28/2017 4:56:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Support for the terrorists and sanctions on Israel. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.Matt Duss had once compared Israel’s blockade of Hamas to “segregation in the American South.”  After the murder of the Henkin family in front of their children, the stabbing of a two-year-old and his mother in Jerusalem, Duss wrote, “it shouldn’t shock anyone that Israel’s harsh occupation and abuse provokes Palestinians.” He blamed the “rising violence” on Israel and not the PLO terrorists. "Israel does need to start facing...
  • Watch: Bernie Sanders Dodges on Bill Clinton, Al Franken Sexual Misconduct

    11/20/2017 3:43:48 AM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) dodged questions about allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). On Clinton, Sanders said, “I don’t think at this moment our goal is to look back 20 or 30 years. Our goal is to go forward. And our goal is to understand we have a real crisis in this country today—within the political world, within the corporate world, within the media world—where women are being harassed every single day. Our job is to change that culture.”
  • No one satisfied with new Vermont wind power sound rules

    11/14/2017 11:29:37 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies
    PennEnergy ^ | 11/13/17 | Wilson Ring, Associated Press
    An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both proponents of wind power and those who say the noise poses a health risk to people who live near turbines. Proponents of using industrial wind projects as part of Vermont's long-term goal of getting 90 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2050 say the new wind rules will make achieving that goal more difficult, if not impossible. "These rules will certainly have a chilling effect on wind energy in...
  • Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter considers run for mayor

    11/06/2017 8:24:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2017 7:31 PM EST | Lisa Rathke
    Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter is considering a run for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, the same office that was the starting point for the independent U.S. senator’s political career. Carina Driscoll, a former city council member and progressive state legislator, said Monday that she would make a decision by the end of the month. She would not say which political party she would run under or if she would run as an independent. Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger is expected to seek re-election in March 2018. “In my mind, it’s time to consider a new direction for Burlington and a new vision, and...
  • Dems rebuff effort urging Sanders, King to switch party

    10/20/2017 1:07:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    MSN AP ^ | October 20, 2017
    The independent status of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Angus King is just fine with Democrats. Democrats on Friday rejected a resolution that would have urged Vermont's Sanders and Maine's King to switch their party affiliation to Democrat. The two caucus with Democrats. The action came at the Democratic National Committee's meeting. The idea came from a California Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries. DNC member Bob Mulholland says the Democratic Party should be controlled by Democrats. Longtime DNC leader and Sanders backer James Zobgy led the DNC's Resolutions Committee in turning down Mulholland's proposal....
  • The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England

    10/02/2017 5:36:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Nypost.com ^ | 9/30/17 | Salina Zeto
    On Sept. 19, Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett tweeted that he suddenly “[Remembers Vermont has a Republican governor].” His tweet prompted Seung Min Kim, a fellow Politico reporter who covers the US Senate, to reply that she “[Learns Vermont has a Republican governor].” That, in turn, instigated a response by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau: “[Googles the name of Vermont’s Republican governor].” To which Phil Scott, Vermont’s Republican governor, responded that he “[Is Vermont’s Republican governor].” The moment was comical but also insightful, underscoring just how little Washington’s political class knows about who holds the executive power in...
  • Public university to host retreat solely for ‘Women of Color’ [U Vermont]

    09/20/2017 10:28:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The University of Vermont will soon host a leadership retreat exclusively for “women of color” to participate in “self-care.” The “Women of Color Leadership Retreat”—open only to non-white, female students, faculty and staff—will be held November 3 to November 5, and was launched under a partnership between the school’s Women’s Center and Student Center in a collaborative effort “to celebrate our women of color and to help women grow in their leadership journey.”
  • The Expense of Free College

    09/17/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Free College is becoming such an expensive proposal that even Democrats are starting to notice. "When congressional Democrats recently rolled out a new economic policy agenda aimed at staking out a new, populist-leaning course for the Democratic Party—dubbed 'A Better Deal'--one idea was conspicuously missing: free college," Anne Kim wrote in The Washington Monthly on September 12, 2017. For one thing, there’s the cost. "One reason for this lack of enthusiasm might be the price tag," Kim writes. "Even the skimpiest of benefits would be enormously expensive in the aggregate." For example, U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, father of...
  • 2020: Sanders has big lead, Zuckerberg the dark horse, McAuliffe dead last

    09/13/2017 6:42:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    The upcoming 2020 Democratic presidential is Sen. Bernie Sanders' to lose, according to a new election poll. Sanders has a huge lead over rivals Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, both of whom are eyeing a bid. The dark horse appears to be Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a media and Clinton favorite, is dead last with just 1 percent supporting his candidacy in the Zogby Analytics survey of likely Democratic primary voters provided exclusively to Secrets. Sanders, who was edged out by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016, is her heir apparent. Some 28 percent...
  • If voter fraud by out-of-state Democrats swayed New Hampshire elections, implications are huge

    09/10/2017 1:42:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-8-17 | John Fund
    Did voter fraud in New Hampshire save ObamaCare from being repealed? The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire and may eventually provide an answer. The election featured a photo-finish race for president – Hillary Clinton won by 2,467 votes – and in the race for the U.S. Senate. Democrat Maggie Hassan narrowly defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes.
  • Money-Gruber: Obamacare's sneering architect caught with his hand in the till

    08/21/2017 11:25:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-21-17 | Monica Showalter
    Remember Jonathan Gruber?  The loathsome, contemptuous architect of Obamacare has been caught out by Vermont's attorney general for corruption in a fraudulent billing scheme.  According to the Daily Caller, Gruber sent out double-invoices and invoices for work that was never done in a disgusting scheme to foist single-payer insurance onto Vermont a couple years earlier.  The program was so bad that its left-wing governor scrapped it as something that would never work. The Daily Caller writes: Donovan, the attorney general and still another Democrat, said his office determined that Gruber did, in fact, violate the Vermont Civil False Claims Act, according to the Herald. Specifically, investigators concluded that...
  • Man Stabbed By Antifa Mob Outside His Home For Not Condemning ‘Nazis’ Hard Enough

    08/16/2017 4:43:46 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/16/217 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A Vermont man says he was stabbed outside his home by a group of five masked men armed with box cutters on Tuesday, after being labeled a “Nazi sympathizer” for denouncing attempts to ruin the life of a Unite the Right rally attendee — even though he himself strongly disavows white supremacy.
  • Then They Came For Ben & Jerry's

    08/11/2017 9:35:01 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12 Aug 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had to figure it would be one of the last firms in America to come under attack from the liberal misinformation complex. It has created flavors to honor Democrat politicians, contributed to Democrat campaigns and positioned itself well to the left on social and employment issues. It has cultivated an image of the “good capitalist,” which can create jobs, lead in its field and do it all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. But when there became a bigger fish to fry, all the loyalty the company thought it had earned suddenly dried up....
  • Bernie Sanders Releases Guide Book on Political Revolution For Teens

    08/08/2017 11:04:11 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8.8.17
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is writing a book for teenagers on how to conduct a political revolution. "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" will be released August 29 and will include infographics on progressive economic issues.
  • CRAAP From Librarians

    07/25/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | July 25, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Don't look now, but your local school library soon could be getting into the liberal indoctrination racket. School librarians have taken it upon themselves to teach students how to identify fake news. They say they do this by helping them understand the CRAAP that comes their way. CRAAP, which stands for Currency (timeliness), Relevance (importance), Authority (source), Accuracy (reliability) and Purpose (reason), "helps students sort through the overwhelming flood of digital information," according to a recent story in USA TODAY. "These are the questions we have to introduce these ideas to kids before they think they know everything," Shannon Walters,...
  • License, Registration and Pronoun: Troopers Take Transgender Training (Vermont)

    07/19/2017 3:17:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Seven Days ^ | JULY 19, 2017 | Alicia Freese
    In between shifts Monday afternoon, 13 Vermont State Police troopers, outfitted in beige and green, tentatively discussed their preferred pronouns. "Bob," said Sgt. Bob Lucas. "Uh, 'he.'" "I'm Steve. I go by 'he,'" said Trooper Steve DiGregorio, a youthful officer. "My name is Andy," said Cpl. Andy Leise, the only one who seemed at ease during the exercise. "I like to be referred to as 'he.'" Spoiler alert: All 13 were "cis" — identifying with the gender assigned to them at birth. The officers sat in mismatched swivel chairs in the windowless office of a converted warehouse that serves as...
  • FBI probe of Bernie Sanders' wife closely tracks Hillary's secret campaign plan

    07/14/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 24 replies
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ claims that an ongoing FBI probe of his wife is based on partisan politics don’t square with the fact that it began under President Obama and appears to closely track Hillary's opposition research. The FBI and U.S. Attorney in Vermont are investigating Jane O’Meara Sanders in a failed $10 million college land deal that she orchestrated. John Podesta, the Clinton team wrote an extensive political opposition memo entitled “Sanders Top Hits-Thematics. Members of the lending agency expressed concern that if O’Meara Sanders was not involved, the loan would not have been approved.” The opposition research also highlighted...