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Thursday, December 08, 2016

 


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FredGrams.com
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Terry McAuliffe says his pet chicken named
Hillary died right before election

Seriously, it is time to start worrying about the news we're getting.
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Teenagers charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14
Is there such a thing as more than one life sentence?
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Pentagon reportedly buried study exposing
$125 billion in waste

Incredible.
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Obama is ´most frustrated´ he couldn´t pass gun control
Can't wait until he finally has the time
to read the Constitution.
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Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned,
say people who were involved

Bob Dole largely involved.
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Car-stealing ´mystery device´ uncovered
FoxNews.com, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 12/8/2016 11:42:03 PM     Post Reply
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has gotten hold of a “mystery device” that thieves have been spotted on security cameras using to electronically open and start cars. The organization says that it obtained it through an outside security expert who purchased it overseas. It describes it as a “relay attack” unit that was originally designed for manufacturers to test the security of their wireless systems, but it and others like it have made their way into criminal hands, and handmade versions have also been discovered. It is actually two devices working together. The first intercepts the signal from a

Michael Moore: Donald
Trump not president yet —
and may never be
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 12/8/2016 10:52:08 PM     Post Reply
Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who was ridiculed for predicting in July that Donald Trump would win the election, is now saying it’s possible the president-elect will never make it to the White House. “He’s not president of the United States yet,” Mr. Moore said to roaring applause Wednesday night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “He’s not president ‘til noon on January 20th of 2017,” he said. “That’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless what side of the political fence you’re on, this has been the craziest election year. Nothing anyone predicted has happened — the

Inside the ´Flying White House´ which is
ready to welcome Trump: How Air Force
One is the most secure - and luxurious -
plane in the world
Daily Mail (UK), by Hannah Al-othman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 10:39:14 PM     Post Reply
The secrets of Air Force One has been divulged, revealing some of the amazing features that make ´the Flying White House´ the most high-tech - and most luxurious - aircraft in the world. The official presidential plane can carry more than 100 people, with space for 26 crew, as well as 76 passengers. The plane carries two pilots, as well as a flight engineer, a navigator, and cabin crew. It has a whole variety of rooms inside, including a conference and dining room, kitchens, and a communications suite. At the back of the plane there is space for the press

  


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AFL-CIO Endorses Keith
Ellison For DNC Chair
Daily Caller, by Ted Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 10:27:30 PM     Post Reply
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) endorsed U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Thursday. “Representative Ellison meets the high standard working people expect from leaders of our political parties,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “He is a proven leader who will focus on year-round grassroots organizing to deliver for working families across America,” he continued. The AFL-CIO’s executive council voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ellison to lead the DNC, according to a statement from the Federation. Several candidates for the post have sought out the endorsement of the AFL-CIO,

Hillary Clinton At Reid Retirement Party:
‘Not The Speech I Expected To Give
At The Capitol After The Election…’
Daily Caller, by Kaitlan Collins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 10:22:46 PM     Post Reply
“This is not exactly the speech at the Capitol I expected to be giving after the election,” Clinton — dressed in a purple pantsuit — said as she stepped up to the lectern. “After a few selfies taken in the woods, I am thankful to be here.” “I grateful to Senator Reid for inviting me,” she said. Clinton paid tribute to John Glenn, the astronaut who died shortly before the ceremony began. She then went on to recall her favorite memories with Reid, who is retiring after 34 years in Congress. “He’s never afraid to speak out, when it’s not easy or

Why Donald Trump, and American Workers,
Need Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor…
Conservative Tree House, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 10:17:47 PM     Post Reply
In order to tackle the U.S. Illegal Immigration issues, even broadly, a person must first change their paradigm and understand the root issue which creates the crisis. The problem was created by the UniParty, and the problem continues specifically because the UniParty desire it to continue. Before you can reasonably present a solution to the illegal immigration problem, you must first understand the economic problem. Understanding how illegal aliens work in the U.S. is step one toward understanding what proposed solutions would/could work, and which are mere political talking points. Here’s the stuff the professional political class don’t necessarily want

Media says we´re in a jobs boom -- we´re not
IBD, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: 198ml- 12/8/2016 9:54:58 PM     Post Reply
We keep reading in the media that the job market is on fire, that we´re near full employment. But it´s a sad truth that the monthly jobs report doesn´t really reflect what´s going on in our hobbled economy. As everyone knows by now, the jobs data for November show a decline from 4.9% to a 4.6% unemployment rate, as businesses created 178,000 new payroll jobs. What could be better? While we applaud these improvements, they mask deeper problems with the U.S. job market. As American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Aparna Mathur notes, "You have to look beyond the headline numbers to understand

  


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Oakland warehouse where 36 people were
killed when a massive inferno broke out
had not been inspected in 30 YEARS
Daily Mail [UK], by Liam Quinn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 9:38:24 PM     Post Reply
The Oakland warehouse where 36 people were killed in a massive inferno that broke out last Friday night had not been inspected for 30 years. Oakland´s Planning and Building Department confirmed that while inspectors did visit the dilapidated building, known as the Ghost Ship, after complaints from locals last month - but they did not go inside. ´In terms of the planning and building inspector, our records didn´t show that an inspector had been inside the building in 30 years,´ the department´s interim director of planning and building Darin Ranelletti said, KGO reports. Ranelletti said most of the complaints made

This Christmas, Let’s Take A
Break From Social Media
The Federalist, by Gracy Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 9:36:57 PM     Post Reply
As a little girl, every Christmas season meant curling up next to the Christmas tree with a good book. I read “Aesop’s Fables,” “The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales,” and, later on, Agatha Christie murder mysteries and Jane Austen novels. We would light Advent candles and read Scripture from my parents’ weathered Bible. We made the recipes handed down over generations: candy and fudge, cookies and bread. Christmas Eve meant a candlelit service, ancient hymns, the dark sparkle of snow, my grandmother’s spaghetti, and a new set of Christmas pajamas. The next day, we’d eat cinnamon rolls, as we

Reid calls for limits to his own methods
as divisive tenure draws to close
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 9:31:42 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Harry Reid warned his colleagues not to abuse the filibuster, asked for a return to pork-barrel spending and begged them to find a way to limit the power of interest groups to spend money in elections, saying Thursday that the fate of American democracy depends on it. The Nevada Democrat who led his party to political heights of a 60-vote majority, then watched as it slipped away over the last six years, delivered a pair of swan song speeches, regretting nothing from his hard-nosed approach to politics, while doling out advice to all who would listen. He is retiring

The SPLC Considers The Most
Deadly Islamic Terror Attack
Since 9/11 A Right-Wing Plot
Daily Caller, by Alex Pfeiffer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 9:28:01 PM     Post Reply
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers the Orlando nightclub shooting, an ISIS-inspired attack that left 49 dead, a right-wing plot, along with the shootings of police officers by anti-white terrorists. The SPLC maintains a list called “Terror from the Right,” which according to them is “a synopsis of radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.” The list includes individuals such as the Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. However, among abortion center bombers and white supremacists are Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, Gavin Eugene Long, Luqman Ameen Abdullah

  


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Obama to appear on ´The Daily Show´
The Hill, by Nikita Vladimirov    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 9:21:56 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is set to appear on the "The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah on Dec. 12. It will be his first time on the program under its new host. "As this unprecedented election year comes to an end, President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on ´The Daily Show with Trevor Noah´ on Monday, December 12," Comedy Central said in a statement. The show segment will be recorded inside the White House and will air at 11 p.m. It will also likely be Obama´s very last appearance on the program as president. Obama has previously appeared on

O’Reilly: George Will Is ‘Undermining’
Trump by Criticizing the Carrier Deal
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 9:20:31 PM     Post Reply
Bill O’Reilly tonight went on a tear against George Will because of his criticisms of Donald Trump‘s Carrier deal. On Fox News last night, Will called it “socialism,” and he wrote a column titled “Trump’s Carrier deal is the opposite of conservatism.” O’Reilly said that Will is “undermining” Trump, and not on an analytical level. No, O’Reilly makes the contention that “much of Will’s negative analysis is driven by personal animus.” He argued that Trump is doing what is in the best interests of the American economy. “Memo to George Will,” he concluded, “drop the personal stuff. Tell the truth.”

Trump defends wealthy Cabinet: ´I want
people that made a fortune´
The Hill, by Harper Neidig    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 9:15:51 PM     Post Reply
(Video) President-elect Donald Trump defended himself on Thursday for picking a number of wealthy people to serve in his Cabinet. “One newspaper criticized me, ‘Why can’t we have people of modest means?’" Trump said at a "thank you" rally in Des Moines, Iowa. “Because I want people that made a fortune. Because now they’re negotiating with you.” The president-elect also likened wealthy Cabinet members to top athletes. Trump, whose campaign was built on railing against elites, has received criticism for tapping a number of extremely wealthy people for his cabinet. NBC News reported on Wednesday that the nascent administration already has

WashPost Religion Columnist Attacks
Evangelicals for ‘Dangerous’ Lack of Trust
in the Mainstream Media
NewsBusters, by Curtis Houck    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 9:10:09 PM     Post Reply
The escalation against conservatives continued on Thursday with an online Washington Post column by Sarah Pulliam Bailey that sought to connect the distrust in the mainstream media on the right to the rise of fake news and “dangerous” consequences like the false story that’s become known as Pizzagate. “Listen, I was raised in an evangelical home. I know the media is supposed to be the butt of many jokes and the source of many of our problems. For many conservatives, the phrase “fake news” is now being used to describe “liberal bias,” but fake news has real consequences,” Bailey emphasized near

  


  

Immigration hawks buoyed by
Trump picks for DHS secretary, AG
Fox News, by Adam Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 9:07:35 PM     Post Reply
President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap retired Gen. John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security has immigration hawks cautiously optimistic the incoming president is holding to campaign vows to tighten border security -- even as he dials back his rhetoric. The four-star general is known for a tough approach on drug cartels, human trafficking and other scourges along the southern border. When he served as head of U.S. Southern Command from 2012-15, he cited border weaknesses as a security and terror threat, and complained he had the authority to watch drug dealers head to the border by sea but could not

The Stock Market vs. The Media
– Whom Do You Trust?
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/8/2016 9:05:13 PM     Post Reply
While the stock market rockets to new highs virtually every twenty minutes, the media continues to gasp with more and more dismay at Donald Trump´s picks to fill his cabinet. Today, as the Dow approaches 20,000, the Washington Post is moaning about the president-elect´s choosing too many generals for important positions, as if all military minds automatically think alike. The Post certainly wouldn´t say that about, say, Muslims. Nor would anybody who´d actually read a history book. But never mind. Look at it this way. Whom would you trust -- people who put their money where their mouths are (i.e. investors) or

Sheriff Clarke: All Cop Killers
Should Get the Death Penalty
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 9:04:32 PM     Post Reply
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says that every murder of a law enforcement officer should be classified as a capital crime punishable by death. Sheriff Clarke appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to react to a shooting on Wednesday that left one Georgia officer dead and another in critical condition. (Snip) "The senseless slaughter of America’s finest continues. My heart and prayers go out to the good people in the state of Georgia," Sheriff Clarke said. "It rips my heart out every time I hear. When a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty, a bit

Alleged Cop Killer Minquell Lembrick
Found Dead in Georgia
PJ Media, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 8:57:50 PM     Post Reply
Authorities confirmed Thursday that Minquell Lembrick, the suspect sought in the fatal shooting of an Americus, Georgia police officer, is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. As part of the massive manhunt that involved 20 agencies and a $50,000 reward, a SWAT team moved in on the house where they believed Minguell Lembrick was barricaded in Americus. Via WSB Radio: Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said officers heard what sounded like a gunshot while setting up a perimeter around the home where a 911 caller said Lembrick was hiding. They continued to set up the perimeter and tried for

Exclusive: ‘Faithless Elector’ Now
Blames Mike Pence For Vote Switch
Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 8:52:43 PM     Post Reply
DALLAS — Texas elector Christopher Suprun revealed what the last straw was that lead him to publicly announce his decision not to cast his ballot for President-elect Donald Trump, even though Trump was the clear choice of Texan voters in last month’s election. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Suprun repeatedly cited Trump’s Twitter behavior as reasons for him to overrule Texas voters and cast his electoral vote for somebody else. Trump’s insulting of “Saturday Night Live” seemed to particularly bother the Republican elector. (Snip) “What probably really pushed me over the edge was Sunday on the talk shows

  



Media Matters Is Still Terrible:
A Story in Pictures
Mediaite, by Alex Griswold    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 8:42:30 PM     Post Reply
Now, I know we don’t exactly need more evidence for the Media-Matters-are-a-bunch-of-partisan-hacks file, but a blog post yesterday caught my eye for its utter stupidity, duplicity, and seeming lack of awareness of how the news media actually operates. Here’s the latest complaint: (Snip) Media Matters doesn’t actually have a problem with The Daily Caller News Foundation story: a neutral piece on House Republicans’ plans for welfare next term. But that image, their story complains, made it a “racially offensive tweet” that could lead to “more hostile views toward government programs to assist black people.” Their source for that latter claim

Black CNN employees in Atlanta sue
the company for racial discrimination
claiming they´ve had lower salaries
and fewer promotions for 20 years
Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 8:31:40 PM     Post Reply
Black employees of CNN are suing the company and its affiliates for racial discrimination. The class action was filed in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday on behalf of two workers, Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr, but alleges widespread discrimination throughout the organizations. ´Dramatic´ differences in pay, harsher evaluations for black males and fewer available promotions are among evidence of the prejudice, the lawsuit alleges. CNN declined to comment on the case when contacted. TBS and Time Warner did not respond to requests. The suit is filed on behalf of every one of the company´s black employees in salaried and mid-level managerial positions since

Napolitano Vows to ´Not Convert Campus
Police Into Adjunct Immigration Officers´
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 8:24:00 PM     Post Reply
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who is now president of the University of California system, said she will employ necessary resources to keep students at her universities from being deported due to any repeal of President Obama´s executive order legalizing immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Trump on Wednesday and delivered a letter signed by 14 mayors asking that he continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until Congress passes a solution. “Ensuring DREAMers can continue to live and work in their communities without fear of deportation is the foundation

Lawmakers Want Extra Protections for
Staff Who Investigate Executive Branch
PJ Media, by Bill Straub    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/8/2016 8:18:06 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Congress is looking into providing additional legal protections to staff members who face reprisals for their work holding executive branch agencies accountable. The Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on what Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the panel chairman, described as “a very sensitive but real world problem” regarding legitimate congressional oversight functions that result in objections from federal agencies that could lead to criminal referrals. Graham said Senate staff members frequently “are going to ask hard questions of powerful people to make sure they are accountable.” The subcommittee wants to make sure those staff members asking the

DDT ban — not global warming — to
blame for U.S. mosquito eruption: Study
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/8/2016 8:14:09 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. mosquito population is on the rise, but don’t blame climate change. Blame the ban on the insecticide DDT. A study published this week in Nature Communications attributed the decay of DDT concentrations as well as urbanization to an increase in mosquitoes over the past 50 years. “Mosquito populations have increased as much as tenfold, and mosquito communities have become two- to fourfold richer over the last five decades,” the paper said. “These increases are correlated with the decay in residual environmental DDT concentrations and growing human populations, but not with temperature.” The analysis, conducted by researchers from Rutgers,

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