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  • That Painting of Trump Having a Diet Coke With Abraham Lincoln Is Now Hanging in the White House

    10/15/2018 3:34:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 76 replies
    MSM ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    President Donald Trump liked a painting of him having drinks with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon and Teddy Roosevelt so much that he called the artist on the phone and then put a print of it in the White House. Called “The Republican Club,” the print of 10 Republican presidents sitting around a table could be seen briefly in the background of Trump’s interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday, and an image of that moment went viral on social media.
  • CNN's Cuomo: Trump Looked Like He Was Thinking Racist Thoughts While Talking To Kanye West

    10/13/2018 12:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Chris Cuomo took a swing at what racist musings President Donald Trump was thinking about when he hosted rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office on Thursday. Cuomo was also upset that Trump held a rally (Wednesday night in Erie, Pennslyvania) as Hurricane Michael battered Florida. Cuomo, taking an "educated guess," said Trump probably got a "warm serotonin flush of happy hormone" when he had racist ideas while talking to West, like the headlines he would get for talking with a popular African-American man. Cuomo flashed out headlines like 'Blacks Loves Trump' and 'He's Blacker Than Obama' as thoughts...
  • Saudi team arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi investigation

    A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey... Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca, made his brief visit in his capacity as special adviser to King Salman, indicating that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is treating the issue as a priority. Later the same day Turkey said the two countries had agreed to form a joint working (effort) to investigate the situation…
  • Why Are Trump Supporters Offering People 'Free Helicopter Rides' Online?

    10/12/2018 4:17:21 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/12/2018 | Matt Novak
    If you’ve spent time on the Trump-supporting parts of social media, you’ve probably come across a strange meme in the past couple of years. MAGA-loving Twitter is constantly offering people “free helicopter rides.” But what does it mean? The offer of “free helicopter rides” is a reference to the practice of killing people by dropping them from helicopters, made most famous by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. Sometimes Pinochet’s “death flights” were conducted over the ocean, but they were also done over rivers and sometimes the land. Hundreds of political dissidents are still unaccounted for from the Pinochet...
  • Best Alternative to Gmail

    10/10/2018 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    I am looking to shed all things Google, starting with my gmail account. I opened it in 2007 with the thought that I would have it for decades as Google was a behemoth of a company which would not disappear and which could be trusted. But alas, I now have not an ounce of trust in Google. So much is tied to my gmail account that I want to make a move to a company which will 1) stand the test of time and 2) can be trusted. I am quite sure I am not the only person thinking this...
  • Why is Trump the most impervious U.S. president in history? (Canadian columnist pulls hair out)

    10/10/2018 11:51:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Maclean's ^ | October 10, 2018 | Scott Gilmore
    Scott Gilmore: America’s president is a liar and fraudster whose scandals, which would have destroyed any politician before him, mean nothing Last week the New York Times concluded an 18-month investigation with a front-page story that detailed hundreds of millions of dollars of tax fraud committed by the President of the United States. The magnitude of the scandal was unprecedented—no other American politician in history has ever been accused of a crime of this scope. According to financial records obtained by the newspaper, the president and his family illegally enriched themselves by hundreds of millions of dollars. And, making it...
  • GRAPHIC WARNING Gosnell Abortions - TheBlaze

    10/09/2018 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    MercuryOneMemphis ^ | Published on Apr 17, 2013 | MercuryOneMemphis
    GRAPHIC WARNING Gosnell Abortions - TheBlaze WARNING: Graphic Content. Glenn takes a look at the House of Horrors of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is now on trial for murder.
  • Trumpism is winning, and that's terrifying

    10/08/2018 12:58:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Michael D'Antonio
    To many, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court is not just a victory for President Donald Trump, but for Trumpism at large. And it is this fact that unsettles so much of the nation. Trump's presidency is marked not by political ideology but by personality. As former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria, "We the people" has been replaced by "me the president." This Trumpian way of operating values winning over decency and power over unity. It is also a force that has proven to be both effective and infectious, and its malevolence...
  • Antifa Compares ICE With Gestapo, Calls for 'Slaying' Agents With 'Revolutionary Fire and Justice'

    10/08/2018 11:18:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 22, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    An Antifa activist compared the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Gestapo and called for the slaughter of “the fascistic Border Patrol dogs and their bosses.” In an article published on Thursday on the far-left website Incendiary News, Antifa activist Ulrike Salazar compared ICE officers to “shadowy Gestapo agents” who “take away young boys and girls, tear apart families, throw away undesirables into dark and cramped dungeons.” The comments come as the agency continues to receive criticism in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The policy resulted in thousands of families being forcibly separated at the...
  • Justice Kavanaugh may be headed for impeachment if Democrats win a House majority

    10/06/2018 2:11:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2018 | Michael Starr Hopkins, Clinton and Obama Aide
    The Senate narrowly approved Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court on Saturday on a 50-48 vote, but serious questions remain about allegations against him of sexual misconduct and lying under oath. These might lead to his impeachment if Democrats win control of one or both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections. At this point, any impeachment effort against Kavanaugh would be premature – and couldn’t realistically begin as long as Democrats are in the minority in the House. Instead, a real, in-depth FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh is needed. This investigation should not have a time limit...
  • It’s Time for Men to Join the Fight Against Brett Kavanaugh (Puke fest)

    10/05/2018 10:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 5, 2018 | Daniel Altschuler and Darius Gordon
    This country is in the grips of a defiant surge of protest against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a mass, coast-to-coast rebellion—and it’s being led and supported overwhelmingly by women. Over the past several weeks, thousands of women have come forward to organize their communities and share their stories of surviving sexual assault. They have argued powerfully that a man who has perpetrated such an act and refused to take responsibility has no place on the Supreme Court. They have told these stories outside district offices from Anchorage to Miami, and inside the Capitol—including, yes, in an elevator. They are...
  • Anti-Kavanaugh protesters air Trump’s 'Access Hollywood' tape outside Capitol

    10/04/2018 2:20:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2018 | Aris Folley
    A women's rights group placed a massive movie screen outside the Capitol on Thursday, airing the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which President Trump brags on a hot mic about groping and kissing women without their consent. The group, UltraViolet Action, told HuffPost in a statement that it plans to air the tape in a continuous loop for over 12 hours to remind the Senate that Trump is “a self-professed serial sexual abuser attempting to elevate another sexual abuser ― Brett Kavanaugh ― into high office.” “The video explains that the Republican party is providing cover for men with histories...
  • Ben Sasse Wants Your Respect While Simultaneously Voting for Kavanaugh (The Left losing their mind)

    10/04/2018 10:32:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 4, 2018 | Ryan Bort
    The Nebraska Republican gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor before returning to business as usual Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) gave a little performance on the Senate floor last night. As Sasse and his colleagues waited to receive the FBI’s report on its investigation into the sexual assault claims made against Brett Kavanaugh, the Republican from Nebraska took to the podium to talk about how friends of his have been raped, how the #MeToo movement is “a good thing” and how President Trump’s mockery of Christine Blasey Ford earlier this week was unacceptable. “We all know that the president...
  • Inside the CULT of Trump: President supporters ‘like brainwashed sect members’

    10/01/2018 10:46:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | October 1, 2018
    DONALD Trump supporters act like brainwashed members of a cult, an expert has sensationally claimed. Retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker recently described the party as a “a cultish thing” – and his insight appeared to chime with many. The word cult conjures the idea of a brainwashed sect defined by a common deviant goals – the most notorious of which are known by a single word – such as Manson, Jonestown or Scientology. Dr. Janja Lalich, an expert on cults and extremist groups, argues “Trump” fits with this list. “It is a very troubling time for America right now, and...
  • Christine Blasey Ford spoke but Kavanaugh just gets closer. So what now for women? (Stifled sob)

    09/30/2018 10:59:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 1, 2018 | Van Badham
    The hearing is over. Christine Blasey Ford has shared her truth and gone. The Republican Senators have ignored her testimony and Brett Kavanaugh is closer to claiming a lifelong seat on America’s supreme court. I am sixteen-and-a-half thousand kilometres away from the rooms in which these events have transpired, yet late at night and in moments of quietude, I am in all of them – rendered something supernatural and out of space and time by a rage that’s as hot and thick as lava. And I’m not alone. Watch the ongoing Kavanaugh news roll over Twitter, you’ll see just how...
  • Vanity/Twitter: Safeway Ford Says She Visited in 1982 Didn’t exist Until 1986 (False)

    09/30/2018 6:59:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    The #Safeway store that #DrFord claims to have gone to in 1982 after the attempted rape, didn’t open until 1986 ... #KavanaughConfirmation
  • VILE: Jennifer Rubin sure can imagine a ‘screaming’ Kavanaugh putting his hand over someone’s mouth

    09/28/2018 7:45:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 27, 2018
    A quick survey of Twitter following Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee makes one thing perfectly clear: he was in a lose/lose situation. If he was quiet and reserved, he would have been accused of being cold and unfeeling — the kind of person who could easily lie about an attempted rape; but because he vigorously defended himself against a charge of attempted rape, his “rage” showed that he was the unhinged sort of person who could lose control and sexually assault a woman. The Washington Post’s conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin, was among those who saw Kavanaugh “screaming”...
  • Avenatti names third Kavanaugh accuser - and dispels 4chan rumor (Says QAnon is a hoax)

    09/26/2018 11:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | September 26, 2018 | Avi Selk, The Washington Post
    A lot of stupid rumors have bubbled up from 4chan's anonymous internet forums over the years, percolating through the public consciousness and wafting into national news headlines before they inevitably evaporate back into obscurity, leaving reality just a little more polluted. Remember the one about the CIA supposedly mistaking 4chan fan-fiction for a dossier of Russian intelligence? Or the one where a 4chan regular, "QAnon," was supposed to be secretly allied with President Trump in a war against global evil? All were nonsense. All made the news, regardless. Remember the one - just Tuesday, actually - where a 4chan user...
  • Are Republicans Releasing Anonymous Kavanaugh Claims to Discredit Legitimate Ones? (They're serious)

    09/26/2018 9:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 26, 2018 | Adam K. Raymond
    With Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hours away from testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a bombshell dropped Wednesday afternoon. The committee released the transcript of a call between GOP staffers and the Supreme Court nominee that included two new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The dam, it appeared, had broken. But the claims quickly drew skepticism, largely because they’re anonymous, unlike the first three allegations made against Kavanaugh, in which Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick went on the record to tell their stories of Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct. One of the new claims came in the...
  • Women's group projects 'Kavanaugh is a sexual predator' on courthouse

    09/25/2018 7:45:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2018 | Justin Wise
    A group that advocates against sexism on Tuesday night projected messages condemning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh onto the courthouse where he currently serves as a judge. The group, UltraViolet, projected messages that read "Kavanaugh is a sexual predator and well documented liar" onto the building where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit resides. Other messages projected included "He lied every time he testified," and "Kavanaugh must withdraw." The PR firm working for the group said in an email that the initial plan was to project the messages on the Supreme Court building. But after...