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  • This is getting old fast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks like she’s posing for Nancy Drew book cover

    01/16/2019 10:27:40 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/17/19 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported earlier Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the House decided they would march over to the Senate to hand-deliver a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell, letting the media tag along to help give the impression that the Senate Majority Leader is afraid of them. “Where’s Mitch is my question,” said Ocasio-Cortez before her group checked for McConnell in the Republican cloakroom, where naturally he’d be hiding from Democrat members of Congress. Now Ocasio-Cortez, who just complained about how she’s getting too much attention from the media, is staging #WheresMitch photos that look like the cover...
  • Giuliani: ‘I Never Said There Was No Collusion’ – I Said Trump Didn’t Collude

    01/16/2019 8:33:34 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani stated, “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign.” Giuliani said that he and the president have denied that the president colluded. Anchor Chris Cuomo stated, “Mr. Mayor, false reporting is saying that nobody in the campaign had any contacts with Russia. False reporting is saying that there has been no suggestion of any kind of collusion between the campaign and any Russians. Because now you have Paul Manafort giving poll data that winds up leading to this coincidence –.” Giuliani...
  • Someone Actually Drove Blindfolded, and Crashed, for the Bird Box Challenge

    01/16/2019 2:51:32 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/15/2019 | Alanis King
    In a time when we compulsively post our lives online, it can be easy to ignore logic. The feds say it’s dangerous to step out of moving cars for a viral dance challenge? Who cares. Road rash is worth the likes and shares. Netflix says to stop doing tasks, including driving, blindfolded for another viral challenge?Who cares. Likes and shares. That’s how it all starts.A teenager in Layton, Utah doesn’t seem to have been going for viral fame when police say she decided to cover her eyes with a hat while driving for the Bird Box challenge, but became internet...
  • New York Governor Moves to Ban Stretch Limos

    01/16/2019 2:44:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/15/2019 | Andrew P. Collins
    Last October a horrific stretch limousine crash killed 20 people and rocked the state of New York. As a result, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to introduce a raft of transportation safety reforms including an outright ban on long limos.In an event described by the New York Times as the “deadliest U.S accident in nine years,” 17 passengers in a stretched Ford Excursion limousine, the vehicle’s driver, and two pedestrians died in a crash in the small upstate town of Schoharie, NY. The subsequent investigation revealed that the limo had failed its last safety inspection and should not have been on...
  • So your vanity thread is news because you think it is important? What if everyone did that?

    01/16/2019 2:36:58 PM PST · by null and void · 89 replies
    Me | 1/16/19 | nully
    Challenge accepted
  • Hawaii Democrat Ed Case claims he's 'an Asian trapped in a white body'

    01/16/2019 1:52:27 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Ed Case apologized Wednesday after he claimed at an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander voters that he’s an “Asian trapped in a white body.” Mr. Case, a Hawaii Democrat, sparked a social media backlash over the reported comment he made Tuesday at a Washington event billed as a “celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the 116th Congress.” According to National Journal fellow Nicholas Wu, Mr. Case, who represents a majority Asian district in Honolulu, declared at the event, “I’m an Asian trapped in a white body.”
  • Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey wants to build a virtual border wall

    01/16/2019 10:51:18 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    cnbc ^ | 10:43 AM ET Tue, 15 Jan 2019 | Tom Huddleson Jr.
    Virtual reality technology made Palmer Luckey a multi-millionaire. Now, the Oculus co-founder's new company is using artificial intelligence technology to create a high-tech surveillance system that could be used to build a "virtual wall" on the southern US border. In fact, Anduril Industries, the defense technology start-up Luckey founded in 2017, has already tested its border control tech in Texas and San Diego. In those tests, Anduril's surveillance technology helped US border agents catch dozens of people who were trying to cross the border into the US without authorization, US Customs and Border Protection told Wired in June 2018...Here's how...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancels Public Appearance in Los Angeles Set for January 29

    01/16/2019 10:21:54 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 91 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 15 , 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has canceled a planned public appearance in Los Angeles set two weeks from now on January 29 due to her recuperating from lung cancer surgery. Ginsburg was scheduled to appear at the Skirball Center as part of a celebration of her career. An exhibit being shown at the center through March 10 is called “Notorius RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • New video, Ocasio-Cortez joins progressive effort to oust more incumbent Democrats

    01/16/2019 9:00:54 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 1/16/19 | Benjy Sarlin
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled a well-established Democratic leader in a stunning primary upset last year — now she's looking to spur others to do the same. In a promotional video for Justice Democrats, the grassroots group that backed Ocasio-Cortez's 2018 upstart run against Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, as well as Rep. Ayanna Pressley's successful challenge to Mike Capuano in Massachusetts, Ocasio-Cortez shares lessons from her campaign to help boost a new recruitment drive for progressive insurgents called #OurTime. Already, the group is publicly searching for a primary challenger to centrist Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. Cuellar has defended...
  • Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress

    01/16/2019 6:44:29 AM PST · by Oratam · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 16, 2019 | Dan Mangan & Brian Schwartz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump in a letter to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down.
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • A CNN analyst called out a Fox News contributor for his white privilege. He’s black.

    01/15/2019 7:00:39 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Michael Brice-Saddler
    CNN legal analyst Areva Martin thought she was talking to a white man Tuesday while appearing as a guest on David Webb’s SiriusXM radio show. When Webb, a frequent Fox News contributor and host on Fox Nation, said he considered his qualifications more important than his skin color when applying to jobs in journalism, Martin accused him of exercising white privilege. But there’s a problem with that sentiment, as Webb quickly pointed out: “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped,” he responded. “I’m black.” The exchange was posted to Twitter by Webb on...
  • CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses David Webb of ‘white privilege’ before learning he’s black

    01/15/2019 3:46:58 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/19 | Brian Flood
    It was a rough day for author and CNN legal analyst Areva Martin on Tuesday. Martin accused Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb of “white privilege” during a segment on a radio program before he broke the news. “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” Webb said. The embarrassing moment occurred during a discussion about experience being more important than race when determining whether or not someone is qualified for a particular job. “I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world, done the work so that...
  • Ex-boyfriend of missing Temple woman named person of interest in 2009 disappearance of....

    01/15/2019 1:17:37 PM PST · by Levy78 · 8 replies
    KVUE Austin ^ | january 15, 2019 | Jim Hice
    BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — Police in Minnesota confirmed Tuesday they were investigating the ex-boyfriend of a Temple woman missing for more than a week in connection with the 2009 disappearance of a woman from Minnesota. Bloomington Police department Public Information Officer Mike Hartley said they were looking at Cedric Marks as a possible person of interest in the missing persons case of April Pease. However, Hartley said he was not considered a suspect in the Pease case. "April Pease was reported missing in 2009 and since that time the case has been open and all leads actively investigated by our agency,...
  • MITT ROMNEY Continues to Trash President Trump

    01/15/2019 1:16:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 125 replies
    TGP ^ | Jim Hoft
    Senator Mitt Romney continued to trash President Donald Trump over the weekend. Romney attacked the Republican president after the weekend hit piece by the Washington Post that Trump hid his conversations with Vladimir Putin from government officials and the media.
  • Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

    01/14/2019 10:14:36 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/14/19
    An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, had never even heard of his more famous doppelganger until a judge on the popular television music contest Afghan Star pointed out the uncanny likeness. Slightly built with a long face and dark brown hair and eyes, Maftoon, 29, hopes the flattering comparison to the politician widely rated as one of the sexiest leaders in the world will bring him more...
  • Conservative Activist Jumps Pelosi's Fence With Illegal Aliens to Prove a Vital Point (Photos)

    Conservative activist Laura Loomer, who is known for going undercover with James O'Keefe, took alleged illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in California. There, the group jumped the fence and Loomer demanded the group be let into the home. The group set up a pop up tent with the word "morality" on it and hung the pictures of those who were killed by illegal aliens, The Daily Caller reported. During the middle of the stunt, Loomer called into the Alex Jones Show on InfoWars, at which point he applauded her efforts and included her live...
  • The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers

    01/14/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 31 replies
    The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those "no" votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.). President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7...
  • Trump orders McDonald's for football champions as shutdown cuts staff

    01/14/2019 7:15:17 PM PST · by blueplum · 115 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Jan 2019 | Matthew Cantor
    Any champion football player disappointed with Monday’s dinner at the White House can blame Democrats, according to a presidential spokesman. Clemson University’s football team on Thursday joined Donald Trump for dinner to celebrate their win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. However, the government shutdown has left much of the White House staff furloughed, forcing the president to set the menu, the spokesperson said. The event created a golden culinary opportunity for a president whose typical evenings reportedly often involve a cheeseburger in front of the TV. On Monday’s menu was “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with...
  • Migrant imam jailed in Italy tells guards: “We'll go in your houses and kill you & eat your corpses”

    01/14/2019 6:04:40 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | 1/14/19 | Robert Spencer
    Charming guy. “‘We began to keep an eye on him after he threatened an officer,’ the NIC officer said and noted that the Tunisian had also liked a video on Facebook celebrating the death of Christians.” The imam Mahmoud Jebali sounds as if he would be a superb candidate for “dialogue” with Pope Francis. The Pope and the Catholic hierarchy insist that “dialogue” is the only way to end the jihad, so we can only hope that that most learned of imams, the Roman Pontiff himself, is on his way now to Padua so as to have tea with Mahmoud...