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  • DC's many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

    02/18/2019 2:40:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen
    AP ^ | Feb. 18, 2019 | ASHRAF KHALIL
    In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That's why Washington activists have to get creative. There's an ethos of performative prankster-style protest wired into the District of Columbia's history, dating back decades. This confrontational street-theater school is flourishing with the Trump administration as its nemesis. Each month brings new acts of political theater — some confrontational, some deliberately absurdist. "It can take a serious issue into more of a playful...
  • Jussie Smollett Offered Job At CNN After Fabricating News Story Out Of Thin Air (Satire)

    02/18/2019 2:39:42 PM PST · by Gamecock
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2/18/2019
    ATLANTA, GA—While Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been having a tough week so far, there appears to be a silver lining: cable news channel CNN has offered Smollett a job as an investigative reporter and on-air anchor after witnessing his skills at fabricating a story entirely out of thin air. CNN producers were reportedly impressed throughout the ongoing saga of Smollett's apparent hoax attack on himself. They realized early on the facts didn't add up but were fascinated with how well the actor kept the narrative going. An HR rep quickly reached out to Smollett to see if he'd be...
  • Not long to live.

    02/18/2019 2:36:21 PM PST · by Bob Celeste · 10 replies
    2-18-2018 | Bob Celeste
    Well I am in End of Life Hospice care at the Togus Hospital in Augusta Maine. So, I reckon I can say just about anything I want to about politics, politicians, false prophets, preachers and everything else. If you were in my shoes, what would you say and to whom.
  • The case for Russia collusion … against the Democrats

    02/18/2019 2:35:57 PM PST · by ETL · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 10, 2019 | John Solomon
    With Republicans on both House and Senate investigative committees having found no evidence of Donald Trump being guilty of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications. As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow’s version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo. Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after...
  • The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

    02/18/2019 2:25:41 PM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Democrats intend to save “democracy” by putting themselves in charge of elections. As absurd as that sounds, it really is a part of the inappropriately named “For the People Act of 2019,” or H.R. 1, moving through the House of Representatives. The Heritage Foundation created a list of the law’s provisions, which you can read here. The Conservative Action Project also provided this quick rundown of the bill:
  • Neuroscientists Say They've Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication

    02/18/2019 2:24:50 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    sciencealert.com ^ | PETER DOCKRILL
    Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed. The discovery offers some radical new insights about the way neurons might be talking to one another, via a mysterious process unrelated to conventionally understood mechanisms, such as synaptic transmission, axonal transport, and gap junction connections. "We don't know yet the 'So what?' part of this discovery entirely," says neural and biomedical engineer Dominique Durand from Case Western Reserve University. "But we do...
  • Jussie Smollett Offered Job At CNN After Fabricating News Story Out Of Thin Air-SATIRE?

    02/18/2019 2:24:41 PM PST · by fungoking · 3 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 2/18/2019 | Staff
    ATLANTA, GA—While Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been having a tough week so far, there appears to be a silver lining: cable news channel CNN has offered Smollett a job as an investigative reporter and on-air anchor after witnessing his skills at fabricating a story entirely out of thin air. CNN producers were reportedly impressed throughout the ongoing saga of Smollett's apparent hoax attack on himself. They realized early on the facts didn't add up but were fascinated with how well the actor kept the narrative going. An HR rep quickly reached out to Smollett to see if he'd be...
  • On Jussie Smollett story, we deserve to know the truth [CNN getting wobbly]

    02/18/2019 2:20:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:53 PM ET, Mon February 18, 2019 | By LZ Granderson
    We know the "who." It's the reason the story gathered national attention in the first place. We mostly know the "when," "where" and "how." They were the reasons for immediate doubts. But we may not have much interest in the "why," because there cannot possibly be a justifiable reason to fabricate a story about being assaulted with a noose by alleged racists. At this point, the only question of importance is "what?" As in what will the LGBTQ community do with Jussie Smollett if his account of being attacked by bigots in January is not true. I continue to hold...
  • DONALD HARRIS SLAMS HIS DAUGHTER SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS FOR FRAUDULENTLY STEREOTYPING JAMAICANS

    02/18/2019 2:10:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Jamaica Global ^ | 2-15-19 | Jamaica Global
    Professor Donald Harris, Kamala Harris’ Jamaican father, has vigorously dissociated himself from statements made on the New York Breakfast Club radio show earlier this week attributing her support for smoking marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. Professor Harris has issued a statement to jamaicaglobalonline.com in which he declares: “My dear departed grandmothers(whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents , must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of...
  • 'Boneyard' in the desert recycles, refurbishes over 3,000 military-grade planes from military, NASA

    02/18/2019 2:07:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 18, 2019 | Charlie Lapastora
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's nicknamed the Boneyard. It sits on 2,600 acres of desert land, with more than 3,000 military aircraft on the Air Force’s Davis-Monthan Base. It's more than a retirement home for planes from all four branches of the military, NASA, and the U.S. Forest Service. It's a sort of memorial with multiple uses. Many of the planes are scrapped for parts and some completely refurbished. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) is the only place in the country authorized to store military-grade planes. “We’re looked at as a national air power reservoir…How do you make...
  • Kamala Harris gives awkward response when asked about Jussie Smollett claims

    02/18/2019 2:06:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/19 - 27 minutes ago | Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris appeared to be caught off guard Monday when she was asked about the latest developments in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. During an appearance at a bookstore in Concord, N.H., a female reporter asked the senator from California if she wanted to amend a tweet from Jan. 29, in which she said Smollett was the victim of "an attempted modern day lynching" and called the actor "one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know." "Which tweet? What tweet?" Harris asked. As the reporter specified the tweet in question, Harris appeared...
  • President Trump Speech in Miami to Venezuelans

    02/18/2019 2:03:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    The White House ^ | 2-18-19 | The White House
    February 18, 2019 Live
  • Left To State Supreme Court Candidate: You Can’t Be A Good Judge Because You’re A Christian

    02/18/2019 1:57:10 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 18, 2019 | Joy Pullmann
    Judge Brian Hagedorn is being publicly trashed for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when he was in law school discussing court cases about abortion and gay sex. With six weeks left until election day in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race, several far-left organizations are using media outlets to amplify a smear campaign against a judge based on his Christianity. Brian Hagedorn, a current Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge and former Scott Walker legal counsel, is being publicly trashed for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when...
  • Reporter Andy Ngo: The List Of Fake Hate Crimes Is Pretty Long

    02/18/2019 1:55:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-18-19 | Jazz Shaw
    The Jussie Smollett investigation seems to have turned a corner over the past few days, but police haven’t issued a definitive statement yet. Regardless of what happens next, now seems like a good moment to remember that high-profile hate hoaxes have become a fairly common occurrence in the Trump era. Reporter Andy Ngo made a list on Twitter this morning: Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Right after Donald Trump’s election, the SPLC really stoked panic. A pro-gay Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalized w/“Heil Trump,” a swastika, & an anti-gay slur. Turns out it was the gay organ player who did...
  • We Try to Pronounce Florida Town Names

    02/18/2019 1:47:26 PM PST · by OddLane · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/17/19 | It's A Southern Thing
    In the South, never judge a town name by the way it's spelled. These town names in Florida are no exception.
  • FBI: Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district TOPS in terrorist recruitment in the U.S.

    02/18/2019 1:44:44 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Well, this makes perfect sense in a very awkward way. You could say that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is a poster girl for the American Dream. An immigrant from the failed country of Somalia, Omar (who is Muslim) has managed a feat the vast majority of native-born Americans will never achieve: She’s become a member of Congress. But in doing so, Omar’s very questionable, anti-Semitic past has caught up with her. She’s been called out now several times by Jewish-Americans and representatives of Israel for making comments in the past very disparaging of the Jewish faith. The latest gaffe (or...
  • Potential Uranium Exposure at Grand Canyon Museum Bldg

    02/18/2019 1:41:02 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    lake powell life ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | Dennis Wagner
    For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the National Park's museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation. ...One of the buckets was so full that its lid would not close. ...Stephenson said specialists apparently had no Geiger counter, so they drove to Utah to pick up a Ludlum meter, which also measures radiation output. ...As complaints escalated, Stephenson was fired. He turned to the Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that protects whistleblowers, and his termination was stayed. It is unclear...
  • The fate of American justice lies with William Barr

    02/18/2019 1:26:37 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2019 | Michael E. Young
    Disgraced former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe provided a perfect demonstration of Deep State unaccountability and unapologetic arrogance in his 60 Minutes interview Sunday evening. Our country has endured a two-year political assault on the administration of President Trump, and McCabe wants you to celebrate his own contribution to Comey's "higher calling" theme. Exactly how a rogue Department of Justice took root is convoluted, but a simple analysis is that the Deep State decided that the best defense is a strong offense. Subsequently, the DOJ unleashed this entire charade to obfuscate all of the misdeeds of the previous administration, leading...
  • Was Kamala Harris part of the Jussie Smollett hoax?

    02/18/2019 1:06:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-18-2019 | Monica Showalter
    After garnering a host of press attention for a supposed anti-black, anti-gay attack from supposed random supporters of President Trump, involving a noose, Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett looks pretty washed up now that a couple of Nigerians have been implicated by the Chicago cops in the perpetration of a hoax, supposedly to garner sympathy. But another Hollywood guy, a film producer named Tariq Nasheed, who also goes by hip-hop rapper-like names of "K-Flex" and "King Flex," thinks this isn't the end of the story. He smells a political rat. His series of tweets raises suspicions that the political response to...
  • That’s Weird? Latest Photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg From Last Week Was Actually Taken in November

    02/18/2019 1:02:16 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal media cheered last week when 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court after cancer surgery. Ginsburg reportedly made an appearance at a concert celebrating herself ion February 4th although no photos were released of her at the event. Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court on Friday But so far there are no new shots of the 86-year-old justice. The New York Times featured image was actually taken in November.