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In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says : science
Trump Official Advocates for Coal, Fracking, Fossil Fuels at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland - While the climate crisis accelerates, we call for more fracking.
giro_di_dante comments on Climate Change Conference Erupts Into Laughter As US Rep Promotes Coal
Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half : news

More than two years later, no Canadian Panama Papers charges have been filed - The agency's review of the Panama Papers has identified 3,330 offshore entities with "2,670 possible beneficial owners that have some link to Canada." : worldnews

French gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

Journalists Arrested for Inserting Salt Bae Into Last Supper (Jordan, natch)

The Brexiteers have failed -- so they blame Theresa May
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote : worldnews
Conservative Party calls for vote of no confidence to oust Prime Minister Theresa May - The Washington Post
Confidence Game - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Theresa May's inability to construct the world's most powerful navy entirely out of submarines made with Cornish Yarg has triggered a no-confidence vote:
Eschaton: I Think They Do -- Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said
BBC Newsnight on Twitter: "Senior Tories are frustrated by how much power Ireland has had in the Brexit negotiations, especially over the backstop, says our political editor Nick Watt. "The Irish really should know their place," one said #newsnight | @nicholaswatt"
Model Chrissy Teigen can't grasp British politics. No one in Britain can, either.

Vatican No. 3 Cardinal George Pell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys - The highest-ranking Catholic Church official to face such criminal charges.
Vatican's Third-Most Powerful Official Cardinal George Pell Convicted on All Charges He Sexually Abused Choir Boys in the 1990s
Ban Ki-moon: Only Two Healthcare Systems Exist -- One Where The Rich Pay For The Poor, and America's

Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

Under Trump, the U.S. debt grew by the size of the Brazilian economy in just two years : politics

Donald Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money == The Trump administration is resuming its efforts to deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades ... many of them having fled the country during the Vietnam War.
Donald Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees - The Atlantic - The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago ... "While the procedures associated with this specific agreement do not apply to Vietnamese citizens who arrived in the United States before July 12, 1995, it does not explicitly preclude the removal of pre-1995 cases."

CIA reportedly went into 'panic mode' when Trump appeared to side with Putin over US intelligence community in Helsinki (Trump will replace then all with the Central Instincts Agency)
Trump's departure from reality is a national security threat

Opinion | Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional? - The New York Times - Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.

Trump impeachment: President claims he'e 'not concerned' about being removed from office because there would be a revolt - Trump is issuing marching orders to his base. ... a few dozen morbidly obese septugenarian shut-ins riding mobility scooters in formation is a scary prospect indeed (don't forget the Proud Boys with dildos)
For Trump, it's all downhill from here

Trump turns down Meadows for White House chief of staff, removing leading contender - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Witch Hunted -- NBC reporting Trump has not yet come to work today. Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 12, 2018 -- To be fair, it is a long commute.

Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison
Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for Trump - The Washington Post ... "dirty deeds" of his former boss (disorganized crime ring) ... I do love the fact that Cohen once Tweeted "@HillaryClinton when you go to jail for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free" (karma is a bitch)
Fox's Napolitano: We learned today that prosecutors have evidence Trump committed a felony ... In addition, Napolitano asserted that the agreement prosecutors reached with American Media Inc. (AMI), the parent company of the National Enquirer, "ties a bow on all of this."
Napolitano: We learned today that prosecutors have evidence Trump committed a felony
The most damning revelation from the Cohen case (opinion) - CNN - Given the evidence, Trump can no longer plausibly deny that he was willing to cross the line and work with Cohen to break the law.

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "CNN put together a montage of Senate Republicans -- including Susan Collins, John Thune, Bill Cassidy, and Orrin Hatch -- each shrugging off the president being implicated in felonies by federal prosecutors." / Twitter (Susie Doozy)
Sean Hannity busted deleting all his old Michael Cohen tweets : politics

'National Enquirer' Owner Admits Paying Off Ex-Playboy Model for Donald Trump (the walls are closing in +"bus factor")
Tabloid Company's Admission Shows New Peril for Trump's Circle

America now has a party of authoritarianism -- it's the GOP (traitors, lock them all up)
The Republican Party Exists to Protect Millionaires and Billionaires : politics (and scam dimbulb white rurals)

Republicans Ruin Hearing With Google CEO Sundar Pichai With Paranoid Stupidity from the Conservative Vortex - That makes, say, a hearing with a Google executive very difficult ... This isn't politics as usual. It's a locked ward.
Half Our Political System Has Chosen to Live in a Vortex of Spoon-Fed Paranoia : politics

Ivanka and Jared reportedly pushed John Kelly out -- but their guy didn't want the job

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay nearly $300,000 in legal fees to Trump's attorneys in defamation case

Trump's election stunt at the border cost US taxpayers $210 million (he spent your money on himself and Mitch the Ditch Bitch clapped)

Ann Coulter Slams Trump for Lying About Wall Already Being Built: Does He Think His Supporters Are Dumb? : politics (look in the mirror, lizard-girl)
Stephen King on Twitter: "Wait a minute, wait! Wasn', Mexico going to pay for Trump's useless, just-tunnel-under-it wall?"
Trump'ss terrorism argument for border wall is bogus ("thousands of Republicans crossing the border")

Trump's ultimatum on border wall boxes in fellow Republicans -- increasingly urgent push to construct a massive wall on the border with Mexico has created a nightmare scenario for congressional Republicans as they race to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government at the end of next week. (Trump baby has a tantrum)

Playing by His Own Rules, Trump Flips the Shutdown Script - The New York Times
Everybody's Wrong: Donald Trump Won the Chuck-n-Nancy Meeting, and Here's Why (his base loves out-of-control morons)
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "It's like a manhood thing for him, as if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing" ... "The fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his. That was an accomplishment." -- Pelosi is going to drive Trump up his non-existent wall pretty much every day for the next two years, if he lasts that long, which I'm beginning to doubt. She is, in every way, the right woman for the job.
Nancy Pelosi's epic takedown: "As if manhood could ever be associated" with Donald Trump
The contradiction that will bedevil Trump for the next two years - The Washington Post - But as he runs for reelection, he won't able to convince them that the wall is built and Mexico has paid for it, especially if he's also telling them they still need to be afraid of the problem the wall is supposed to solve. ("The Wall" has always been inside his supporters' heads to keep the truth out)
Fox News' Laura Ingraham calls out Trump's big border wall lie: "There's no wall!" (Fox support is crumbling)

Pelosi puts an ignorant, irrational president in his place - The Washington Post ... "Pelosi emerged from the meeting not some wilted flower, but a symbol of a woman who doesn't have time for male posturing. ... Pelosi kept her composure throughout the charade, continually trying to bring the conversation back to a place where actual dialogue could occur." ("male posturing," hello Seth Moulton) ... (As an aside, I'm at a loss to understand how any Democrat could oppose literally the only elected Democrat who has publicly called out the president to his face, scoring a direct hit.)
Seth Moulton on Pelosi battle: tough conversations make us stronger, not weaker (hahaha sure hissy-fit Seth)
Moulton on Pelosi as House speaker: "Now it's time to move forward as one' (commenters aren't buying your spin, Sethie)

Trump 'stormed out' of Oval Office after Pelosi, Schumer meeting
Nancy Pelosi Mocks President Trump in Wall Meeting in Oval Office With Chuck Schumer - So much for the Liberal Sellout.
Pelosi on verge of deal with rebels to reclaim speakership - POLITICO - The California Democrat and some of her fiercest party critics have tentatively agreed to limit her speakership to four years at most (revoltin' Moulton)

Mika Brzezinski described Mike Pompeo with a homophobic phrase. Her non-apology did't help ... "wannabe dictators butt-boy" (only Rethugs can talk like that)

Probe of U.S.-funded news network that called George Soros a 'Jew of flexible morals' finds additional offensive content ... In an interview, Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said Martm and his organization were never in contact before the reports aired. Fitton declined to comment on whether he considers the Martm reports to be anti-Semitic. "I don't speak Spanish" ... (or Arabic, probably)
Bannon ally wants to turn government media agency into 'legacy' for former Trump adviser

Trump has blasted Mueller's team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William P. Barr has given more than $500,000.

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family - she will probe real estate deals, Trump Tower meeting, emoluments, Trump Foundation and more.

Mike Pence just cast a historic tie-breaking vote to confirm a judge the ABA called "not qualified" - "The Committee believes that Mr. Kobes has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge."

Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan | Daily Mail Online at the star-studded $100million wedding of India's richest heiress (jfc, she never stops)

Introducing The Cook Political Report's 2020 House Ratings | The Cook Political Report

DISTRICT 9: Photo shows District 9 Congressional candidate and man at center of election fraud investigation | WSOC-TV (the smoking photograph)

Pennsylvania Republicans, thwarted in court, are trying to deny seating the Democratic winner of an election : politics (fuck your democracy, Republicans scream furiously as they are funded by the Nazi Kochbros)

Defeated Republican Rep. Rohrabacher Considers Starting Consulting Firm - WSJ ("How to Spy for Vlad")

Tennessee Rep. Mark Green claims vaccines may cause autism, denies CDC data - Not only did Republican Mark Green, a Congressman-elect from Clarksville who is also a medical doctor ... Green won the seat previously held by Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won election to the U.S. Senate.

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout, And A Looming Sale : NPR -- Michael Ferro's actions contributed to a series of crises at Tribune Publishing, where he was its chairman and largest investor ... Ferro no longer controls day-to-day operations; he stepped down as chairman after sexual harassment accusations arose involving his conduct outside Tribune Publishing ... The lawsuit against Levinsohn and others at Murdoch's Fox Interactive alleged that sexual harassment was rife in the workplace under Levinsohn, then a senior vice president ... Within three weeks of the Levinsohn revelations, Tribune Publishing moved to sell the LA Times, along with The San Diego Union-Tribune ... (at Alta Fucking Vista and the face says it all +more toxic patriarchy)
ProPublica, Courier Journal in investigative partnership
Who's Holding the Courier-Journal Accountable...George "I-Hate-America" Soros? (Rethug KY gov has meltdown over journalism and boy does he look/sound weird, KY likes the stupid)

Who's More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 -- or $400,000? (take a guess)

Conservative Gays Need To Shut The Fuck Up - On Tuesday, conservative rag The Federalist ...

'Believe Me' : Author on why white evangelicals got behind Donald Trump
Nonfiction Book Review: Believe Me by John Fea. Eerdmans, $24.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-8028-7641-6
My Review of John Fea's "Believe Me" = he current situation of evangelical alignment as a long-term historical development arising around three broad features: Fear of Change, The Search for Power, and a Nostalgic Grasp for some Golden Age.
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent | Christianity Today
'Christian America' dwindling, including white evangelicals, study shows
Religion in America: U.S. Religious Data, Demographics and Statistics | Pew Research Center - Boston
Why many white evangelicals are not protesting family separations on the U.S. border - The Washington Post (their minds are in cages)
Religion and Right-Wing Politics: How Evangelicals Reshaped Elections - The New York Times
Poll: white evangelical support for Trump is at an all-time high - Vox

It finally sinks in that some people aren't White - "Who exactly do we mean when we say 'we'?" (white rural dimbulbs?)

'Politico' Publishes Call for Joe Biden to Run on Third-Party Ticket with Republicans Like Mitt Romney, John Kasich - Just as the publication sets a course for redemption, we are subjected to this. (JoeBi and Mittster 2020! for the Unity!)

Inside Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam's Strange Ties to Scientology

Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? - The New York Times

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? - The New York Times - Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.

Mom, dad kept quiet after learning son dismembered woman's body
Texas Woman Admits Cutting Up Cousin's Body, Grilling His Limbs on Barbecue : WTF

NC police officer under investigation after slamming teen sisters to ground : news (more hero warrior cops)

White woman dubbed "Pool Patrol Paula" pleads guilty to assaulting black teen at pool : news - 38-year-old Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleaded guilty Monday to the June assault and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

In Seattle, Washington, delaying the start time of two high schools by nearly an hour lengthened students' daily sleep by more than half an hour, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance. : science

Coding school App Academy open sources curriculum : technology

Throwing your voice - A guy makes his voice sound far away to mess with his friends and it's absolutely hysterical
This guy attempts to reviews guns while using a speech jammer, hilarity ensues. : videos

We hear "toxic masculinity" alot, what are examples of "toxic femininity"? : AskReddit

What's the worst thing a sibling has done to you?

What's the smallest reason you've ended a relationship for?

California considering tax on text messaging : news

u/_ancora Explains how Kevin Hart's dismissal from the Oscar's was more that just twitter overreaction. : bestof

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC : politics (after they stole all the money to help poor people have better internets)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai emerges 'unscathed' from the circus in Washington (contrast with Zuckerfuck and Fuckberg)


The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice -- a startling sign of what's to come If the thinning trend continues, scientists fear an added boost to global warming (well fucking duh)
Climate Change Realities Are about Power and Poverty - Lawyers, Guns & Money (poor shadeless neighborhoods are screwed and Tucson la-di-las into into a future that won't work)
Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 - The Washington Post
CNN: Please ignore the climate change deniers we pay to appear on CNN to engage in climate change denial - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Santorum and DeLay are CNN hacks)
That was awkward -- at world's biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels
Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections - The New York Times (die, suckers)
Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards -- and the Water Underneath -- Making a bet on climate change, the university's $39 billion endowment has been snapping up farmland and the related water rights

Time's 2018 'Person of the Year' : Killed and imprisoned journalists - Time magazine is spotlighting a handful of journalists who have one thing in common: They were targeted for their work.

Gunman kills at least four people in French Christmas market | Reuters

Opinion | The Writer Who Destroyed an Empire - The New York Times - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born 100 years ago today, did more than anyone to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources | Reuters - It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver has stoked fears of reprisals against the foreign business community in China.

Knives Out For Theresa May's Whips Office As Her Brexit Plan Teeters On The Edge Of Collapse - PM buys time, but the blame game has started in earnest.
MP causes uproar in parliament by grabbing mace in Brexit protest | Politics | The Guardian - Lloyd Russell-Moyle waves symbol of Queen's authority to show anger over debate delay
Cameron's Folly Continues to Unravel (UK has to make do with a much smaller cast ofevil dumbasses)

Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues - The Washington Post (something to do with "intelligence" which he has none of and doesn't need any b/c "instincts")
Jared Kushner covers for Saudi crown prince in softball Fox interview on Khashoggi killing : politics
The CIA persuaded senators of Saudi prince's guilt. Kushner says no conclusion has been reached.

Trump Administration Paid Firm Nearly $14 Million To Recruit Just 2 Border Agents | HuffPost - And the private company used government resources to do even that (Republicans!)

Constitution allows prosecution of a sitting president - The Boston Globe - By Laurence H. Tribe
Harvard law professor issues scathing takedown of DOJ policy that bars prosecutors from indicting a sitting president | Alternet - This Harvard law professor believes Trump can be indicted and should be. (Tribe)

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility'
Trump's 'reality tremor' as Mueller fallout piles up (MAGAhats getting worried)
Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations ("some" ... "starting")
Trump can't Stop Confessing -- Proving white-collar crimes is an exceedingly difficult task for prosecutors. Trump is doing his best to make it easier.
'The bottom is going to fall out' : White House reporter says Republicans are privately discussing abandoning Trump
Smart Republicans are already abandoning Trump. But they're still culpable (lock them all up!)

Asked about allegations against Trump, senator says, 'I don't care' (do u? - said Hatchet)
The foundation of Trump's coalition is cracking

? Here Are All The Trump Associates, And Family Members, Who Had Contact With Russians During The 2016 Campaign

We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy -- and must again

"It Got Back to Trump That Kelly Was Bad-Mouthing Him" : After Firing John Kelly on Impulse, Trump Learned He Had No Plan B -- Hyper-ambitious wunderkind Nick Ayers led Trump on, then left him in the lurch. So who now? Meadows? Mnuchin? Bossie? Berman? Reince Priebus!?!
'This was a humiliation': Report show how Trump's spiteful firing of John Kelly blew up in his face ... Ayers was reluctant to endure the scrutiny -- particularly of his conspicuous finances -- that was bound to come with the job
Trump 'Super Pissed' That Ayers Turned Down Job (baby is screaming)
Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future - CNNPolitics ("politically focused" = "loyalty to the supreme me")

Trump has already lost the shutdown fight - The Washington Post ... It is not clear how Trump could have appeared any more irrational and unhinged. (and he already built his bullshit wall and/or says he will order the army to break rocks)
Trump, Pelosi and Schumer have on-camera shouting match as wall talks break down - The Washington Post

Mueller, Trump approval ratings fall - CNNPolitics
As Trump slides in a new poll, reality begins piercing the bubble - The Washington Post

Jared Kushner did what? - The Washington Post - According to the Saudi, Mr. Kushner has offered the crown prince advice about how to weather the storm, urging him to resolve his conflicts around the region and avoid further embarrassments ... As a preliminary matter, we should recognize this as yet another example of why a president should not put a relative in a position of power -- especially if the relative possesses questionable judgment and is utterly unqualified for the job ... in any other administration, Kushner would be fired for rotten judgment and perpetuating, at a minimum, the appearance of a conflict of interest. But, of course, it's hard to imagine a 37-year-old old real estate scion with no government experience and no foreign policy experience working in such a high-level post in any other administration (only the best inexperienced crooked dimbulbs!)

The Democrats' Best Response to Republican Power Grabs - The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint

Eschaton: Wow Tell Us More About This Process By Which The President Plants Disinformation -- Sounds like a big story!!! (Haberputz leaks herself?)

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani linked to multi-million dollar campaign to ease sanctions against DR Congo : politics (little crooked Rudyfuck)

How the IRS Was Gutted - An eight-year campaign to slash the agency's budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government. That's good news for corporations and the wealthy ... "Congress" ... Gingrich ... Former Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected mainstream Republican, ran for president in 1996 on a platform of abolishing the IRS. A Republican congressman in 1998 introduced a bill to repeal the Internal Revenue Code by 2002 (drown the IRS in the sink!)

Trump says China buying 'tremedous amount' of U.S. soybeans

Nancy Pelosi is tough enough to deal with Donald Trump and Republicans -- You don't bring a novice to a knife fight. That's why Democrats need Nancy Pelosi. (let's make dumb "centrist" Seth our leader!)
Pelosi privately disses Trump's manhood after White House meeting ("he needs a wall to protect his litte mushroom dick" she basically said.)
The Latest: Pelosi: Trump thinks Mexico will pay for wall

Twitter users mercilessly mock Mike Pence for 'Elf on the Shelf' performance in Oval Office ... Mike Pence powered down to save electricity

Good Faith Advice From Your Mortal Enemies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that Democrats shouldn't focus on investigating President Trump when they retake the House majority in January because there are bigger issues facing the country. (Trumpghhaaaaziiii!)

What Does Beto O'Rourke Actually Stand For? - He is neither a bold progressive nor a distinguished legislator.

Moulton Likely to Get Primary Challenge in 2020 - NBC10 Boston (bye bye asshole)

No Labels, No Method, No Guru, No Teacher, No Clue - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Romney-Biden 2020!) - Juleanna Glover has worked as an adviser for several Republican politicians, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani and advised the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Jeb Bush. (take her advice, libtards!)

NC GOP 'pretty certain' vote totals leaked in Bladen County and would back new election

James A. Fields Jr. sentenced to life in prison in Charlottesville car attack - The Washington Post (ur butt gonna be so sore, nazi)

9-year-old Alabama girl commits suicide after bullies' taunts: report

Missouri's novel approach to redistricting - reform initiative took a new and previously untested route by creating the position of a nonpartisan state demographer who will be nominated by the state auditor and approved by the state Senate

Stormy Daniels Is Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 - Bloomberg

Hundreds of sex abuse allegations found in fundamental Baptist churches across U.S. - By Sarah Smith (let's call them by their name: "Southern" Baptists)
'Theology of the Antichrist' : A closer look at the heresy of white Christianity -- the privileged can never grasp religion's true essence (b/c they worship the Antichrist/Trumpster) "Any theology in America that fails to engage white supremacy and God's liberation of black people from that evil is not Christian theology but a theology of the Antichrist" (except he has Cain and Abel backwards)

Federal judge rules Mass. law prohibiting secret audio recording of police, government officials is unconstitutional : news

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 368 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We forget that for much of the nation's history, New England, and especially rural New England, was probably the most conservative region of the country on economic issues. Remember that in 1936, the only states FDR lost were Vermont and Maine. Massachusetts had enough immigrants to counter that Yankee conservatism on a state level, but in some districts, that old right-wing reactionary politics played well. (the rural deadheads have always been there fucking things up)

A star flutist has sued the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her case could change how orchestras pay men and women. - Washington Post - Her lawsuit came after years of appealing privately to management about the roughly $70,000 less a year she is paid than John Ferrillo, 63, the orchestra's principal oboist (patrichary is tenascious they still thought they could get away with this now they've fucked themselves with a lawsuit and will have to pay all the girls more)

Proposed legislation would ban paddling in Kentucky schools : news

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids's Brains -- "60 Minutes" reported that heavy screen use was associated with lower scores on some aptitude tests, and to accelerated "cortical thinning" -- a natural process -- in some children. But the data is preliminary, and it's unclear whether the effects are lasting or even meaningful ... In short: results have been mixed, and sometimes contradictory. (and children aren't people, they're "brains")

Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface : science

Why does talking on the phone become difficult if you hear the feedback of your own voice due to connection issues? : askscience

What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults? : AskReddit

Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search 'idiot' do I get pictures of Trump? (Republican don't believe in search algorithms)
Democrats erupt into laughter after Google CEO has to explain to Rep. Steve King that the 'iPhone is made by a different company' (tnx, Iowa)

New York Touted Real Estate, Eminent Domain in Bid for Amazon - WSJ - World Trade Center, Midtown among areas also pitched before Long Island City was picked


The Wages of Coal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - McDowell County, where this story takes place, went 75-23 for Donald Trump in 2016. MAGA! And while it might be a cheap shot to note this and while I doubt a Clinton administration was going to rush in and clean up West Virginia water, the belief that Donald Trump is the savior for West Virginia only poisons more people in the future.

Trump administration poised to strip protections from up to two-thirds of California streams and millions of acres nationwide - Los Angeles Times

Satellite imagery shows hundreds of Russian tanks near the border with Ukraine - Defence Blog

Eschaton: And Then What - A part of me wants to believe that the Tories (May) have gamed out where they realistically want this Brexit thing to go but I have never seen any evidence that they've gamed it out past tomorrow. Or 2 days ago, really.

Is France showing us what America's next civil war will look like? -- Will Bunch

NYT's Krugman: US, Russia and Saudi Arabia are 'new axis of evil'

Declassify the Khashoggi Assessment | Just Security
Diminished Saudi influence on display in Senate debate over Yemen - POLITICO - typically formidable lobbying operation has gone quiet as the Senate prepares to vote on the resolution

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA - The Washington Post
NRA leader, Jack Abramoff and GOP operative tied to alleged Russian spy Maria Butina have long history as foreign agents lobbying together

Everybody Says Mueller Is Almost Done. What If He Isn't?
At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition - CNNPolitics (Ivanka added to yesterday's list)

Who wants to be White House chief of staff? - The Washington Post
Trump's next chief of staff may be walking into a nightmare
Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump's Chief of Staff (not me, hahahaha)
Ayers And Out - Lawyers, Guns & Money
John Kelly Was a Bully, Bigot, and Liar for Trump. Goodbye and Good Riddance. : politics
Trump Doesn'tt Want a Chief of Staff

Asawin Suebsaeng on Twitter: "lol at all the nick Ayers beat sweeteners lolololol"
Eschaton: A Beat So Sweet - Now they all rush to do celebrity profiles of the most powerful people so that they can get on the list of people who do fawning profiles of powerful celebrity people. Just print the damn press releases and run the enclosed photos and go home early.
Trump considering Mark Meadows for chief of staff (tea party asshole)
Robert Schlesinger: Trump can't hire the 'very best people,' because he's the very worst president

Brennan shred Trump: 'I am relieved that you will never have the opportunity to run for public office again'
Carl Bernstein: 'Donald Trump For The First Time In His Life Is Cornered' - The legendary Watergate reporter says the president is boxed in and the people around him know it.

That So-Called Smocking Gun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The President of the United States of America has some Deep Thoughts to share on the Twitter dot com website: "No Smocking Gun, No Collusion!"
Trump's s latest rage-tweets expose the depth of his own corruption
Trump's latest rage-tweets expose the depth of his own corruption (+The 25 rules of disinformation:)

Washington Post fact-checker introduces
Washington Post fact-checker introduces 'Bottomless Pinocchio' rating to call Trump on repeated false claims - TL;DR - the President of the United States lies so much he gets his own lie rating. Are we tired of winning yet folks?

'His word isn't good' : Dems don't trust Trump to make shutdown deal (Satan is a known liar ... "the lyin' King")

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight : politics
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Cites Debunked Planned Parenthood Smear in Opinion - More normal stuff happening ... One of the lasting legacies of the late George H.W. Bush, the great warrior-statesman and famous bipartisan moderate bipartisan, is that he visited upon the generations the presence of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, now in his 28th largely silent year on the bench at the Supreme Court. -- "the illegal sale of fetal organs" (we'd sell your brain if you had one, Clarence )

'There should be outrage' over Whitaker, Kushner meeting (crooked is now normal)

With an Impeachable Trump and Pence, Are You Ready for President Pelosi? : politics (yes, and another reason to fuck Moulton and the #fivewhiteguys)

Fox News Talked More About Migrant 'Invasion' Just Before Election Than In Past 3 Years Total (and those white farmers in Iowa are very scared)
US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission (a liitle $250+ million campaign stunt)

Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million : politics

The sad truth about Russian election interference - The Washington Post (Mookster and Nillary lost it)

CREW Sues FBI for Giuliani Leak Records - CREW

Conspiracy theorist sues Mueller alleging illegal leaks and surveillance - POLITICO ($350 million, b/c his "reputation" is worth that, hahahaha)

John Podesta Is Ready to Talk About Pizzagate

The More Republicans Lose, the Harder They Work to Rig the Game : politics

Eschaton: Not How It Works - It occurs to me that much in American politics is about white people who think of themselves as "middle class" (don't want to debate what that actually means) imagining they are mediating a dispute between the very rich and the very poor. -- When really they're defending their own class interests as the rich spend a lot of money trying to convince them that it's the poor who are trying to take all their money away.

Paul Ryan's long con - He betrayed his promises and left a legacy of debt and disappointment.

An insane amount of people turned out to vote in the midterm elections - CNNPolitics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers as 'lobbyist project' that hypes tax cuts for corporations ... "The idea that we elect these people to represent US then corporations send their lobbyists to "train" hem on how to NOT represent us sucks balls ... "Was this a multi-decade, pro-corporate lobbyist project the entire time?" (why yes, and Harvard has always been evil)

GOP Candidate's Consultant Linked To 2nd County In North Carolina Election Probe - New evidence appears to connect controversial political operative McCrae Dowless to Robeson County, which also reported unusual ballot data.

Democrats reach 40 House flips, 2018 'blue wave' was officially party's biggest win in recent memory

LinkedIn co-founder backs $35 million voter data project in 'existential threat' to Democratic Party - POLITICO - "Across the board, everyone involved agrees that the Republicans have a tremendous advantage when it comes to data infrastructure going into 2020, and that there needs to be a real shift in our thinking and action in order to set candidates up to be successful for people around the country" (wut? are you talking about? let's give a bunch of vc sociopaths control of all your voter data, yes, that will work)

Charles Duhigg: Why Is America So Angry? - The Atlantic - The Real Roots of American Rage - The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives ... Anger, Averill concluded, is one of the densest forms of communication. It conveys more information, more quickly, than almost any other type of emotion. And it does an excellent job of forcing us to listen to and confront problems we might otherwise avoid.

Michael Bloomberg still doesn't seem to understand how journalism works - The former New York mayor says he might end political coverage at his news service if he runs for president. (he's paying for good stories or he's not paying; christwhatafuckingasshole)

YouTube Bans Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes - The Daily Beast
Youtube Kicks off Proud Boys Founder Gavin Mcinnes : news

'Appalling' Video Shows the Police Yanking 1-Year-Old From His Mother (food stamps, no seats, they wanted her to stand and hold her baby for two hours and when she sat on the floor, they arrested her) "This just reinforces their sense that police are a source of violence and injustice" (warrior hero copsters)

Pleading no contest Baylor frat president gets off with no time for rape charges. : news (TX, natch)

U.S. Olympic Committee fires head of sport performance - Axios - Alan Ashley, in the wake of an independent investigation into sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics team that revealed that he and former CEO Scott Blackmun failed to address allegations leveled against Larry Nassar, reports AP.

'The View' brings on talent coach to help Abby Huntsman 'come alive' ... "She's s been a snooze, and the network knows they made a mistake hiring her without a chemistry test and based on her name" (literally, a "life coach")

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland talks about her two kidney transplants...including getting one from her failing...and getting another from her brother : videos

'This is scientific censorship of the worst kind': The Trump administration reportedly froze the acquisition of fetal tissue for research, including an HIV cure experiment : technology

Science Discussion: We are medical doctors who are experts on sexual health. Let's talk about sex, reproduction, STIs, and everything you wish your high school health class had covered! : science

Satellite issue accidentally reaffirms Einstein's theory of gravity
ESET discovers 21 new Linux malware families: "All malware strains are trojanized versions of the OpenSSH server or client apps that include keylogger and backdoor capabilities." : technology

/u/PoliticaLIncorrect gives a thorough breakdown of why the "Baby it's Cold Outside" controversy is misunderstood : bestof

What's the smartest thing you've seen yuor pet do?

PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel - The Verge

Global, U.S. Growth in Smartphone Growth Starts to Decline (bye, Apple)

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret


Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron - ABC News
Paris Protesters are not Chanting Trump's Name as he has Claimed, but False Right-Wing Meme Continues to Spread
Paris Protesters are not Chanting Trump's Name as he has Claimed, but False Right-Wing Meme Continues to Spread - "We Want Trump!' Love France" (millions of French protesters chanted, said Trump)
hugthebug comments on What are you gonna do? Shoot me?

China threatens Canada with 'grave consequences' if Huawei CFO not freed | Technology : news

I said, Lord, take me to Midtown I'm just lookin' for some Kush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When you spot a mark, you don't let go -- Senior American officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son of Saudi Arabia's king ... As the killing set off a firestorm around the world and American intelligence agencies concluded that it was ordered by Prince Mohammed, Mr. Kushner became the prince's most important defender inside the White House (lock up the little fuck)
Look At This Fucking Asshole - Behold idiot son-in-law Jared Kushner -- the man now in charge of brokering Middle East peace, Uberizing the federal government, reforming the entire criminal justice system, and keeping Donald Trump's hands off his wife ...

Schiff: Trump may face 'real prospect of jail time' ... "We're about to witness very interesting and chaotic times. Even more so than what we've been through already. Buckle up guys."
Judiciary Dem: Latest court filings show Trump was at center of 'massive fraud' | TheHill - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said
Judiciary Dem: Latest court filings show Trump was at center of 'massive fraud' ...
Mueller is close to answering Russia collusion question that could end Trump's presidency ... Cohen provided credible information regarding criminal conduct by others in the administration. We do not yet know those names, but this is news that should cause sleepless nights for many White House officials. ... Please be Ivanka. Please be Ivanka ... I can't wait for Ivanka to go down. Nothing would cause trump more anger and rage ... Ironically, it's usually his daughter not going down that causes him anger and rage.

Prosecutors Effectively Accuse Trump of Defrauding Voters. What Does It Mean? - The New York Times
The Michael Cohen Sentencing Memos Are Damning for Trump | The New Yorker
Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of Prison
Opinion | Is Mueller Building an Expansive Obstruction Case? - The New York Times - The sentencing memos suggest the possibility that Trump and perhaps others were involved in a series of lies from Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
Christie: It sounds like Mueller has corroborating evidence against Trump beyond Cohen : politics (said the evil fat fucker)

Cohen Russia memos show Trump was out to hide scandals and get richer -- Broken laws, Russia negotiations: Can Trump presidency survive latest court filings?

Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition - The Washington Post (no collusion!)

Sen. Chris Murphy: Mueller probe now 'beyond the stage' of Clinton impeachment (well no shit)
Pardoning Paul Manafort would be 'terrible mistake,' could 'trigger a debate' about pardon power: Sen. Marco Rubio - ABC News (just a little "debate" with little Marco's finger in the wind)
'This Week' Transcript 12-9-18: Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Chris Murphy - ABC News

The Ineptitude of Donald Trump's Co-conspirators

'Seige warfare' : : Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils ... But, Gingrich said ... "He's a bitter, bitter man, Giuliani said of Flace. "It's sick. Nobody likes him and they would like him gone." (and 10K+ comments)
'A Lot of Repuboicans' Starting To Think Trump Won't Serve Out His Term, Conservative Commentator Says (Brooks, and jfc, the comments:) Bush got re-elected after starting two wars we already knew were based on complete lies. Just saying ... That's because gay people wanted to get married. 'Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve' or whatever ... Rubes voting against their own best interests while voting against another group to be treated equally. Sounds about white ... The kids are alt white.
Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy Thinks President Trump Will Face Indictment in Manhattan - The Daily Beast ... (and longtime NR hack and diehard Trumpster) ... He did make clear, however, that Justice Department policy is not to indict a sitting president.
Flake: Republican Party 'is a frog slowly boiling in water' ("'a very orange frog' he said)

Trump Calls Senator Richard Blumenthal 'The Dick' in Bizaare Tweets

Trump Can't Settle on a Staff. It's Settle on a Staff. It's a Disaster For Him and a Goldmine for Opportunists.

President Trump didn't say the Apostle's Creed at President Bush's funeral. Twitter pounced. - The Washington Post (b/c Trump is Satan)
Keith Boykin on Twitter: "This is your "Christian" evangelical president. "

Comey Testified That We've Become 'Numb' to Trump's Lies
The Biggest Things in the Comey Transcript - The Atlantic - closed-door hearing was made public late Saturday, and it confirms that Mueller is pursuing a possible obstruction-of-justice case against the president.
Comey Tells House Panel He Suspected Giuliani Was Leaking FBI Information to Media - WSJ - Giuliani has previously denied getting information from the bureau's New York field office

Did Someone Say...EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In retrospect, the year the most of the nation's editors and reporters spent pretending to believe Republicans who pretended to believe that Hillary Clinton's departures from email server management best practices were a scandal of world-historical importance seems not entirely easy to defend.
Molly Jong-Fast on Twitter: "So Hillary isn't guilty but guess who is ... (Comey is a lying asshole Republican)

Early on, Trump-Russia obsessives were marginalized; they're prephets now

Senate Republicans are responsible for the most unethical and incompetent administration ever - The Washington Post (Mitch the Bitch Ditch)

As Michigan and Wisconsin pass bills stripping newly elected Democrats of power, we need legislative solutions to show the country it's not business as usual - Republicans are undermining democracy state by state - Russ Feingold (the party of crooks has gone full crook)

u/auandi explains how the democratic and republican parties "flipped" during the 60s : bestof

s the Economies, Stupid -- The key to understanding the 2018 midterm results -- and the future of American politics -- isn't ideology or culture. It's the different economies of red and blue America ... the older industrial economy and the newer ideas economy ... (what about the culture of stupid and the ideology of ignorance and lies and racism?)

Five reasons ranked-choice voting will improve American democracy - The Boston Globe - But by seeking a majority, ranked-choice voting better reflects voter preferences
Five reasons ranked-choice voting will improve American democracy : politics
To Build a Better Ballot

Louisiana Court Rules ETP Can Build on Land without Owners's Consent (and why LA is so fucked when they have a ton of resources)
Why Louisiana Stays Poor - YouTube

Taking offense - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a nice example of how the right wing's inventtion of the concept of "political correctness" has, for almost 30 years now, been at the center of an enormously successful propaganda campaign. (don't be politically correct, own slaves!)

At NPR, an army of temps faces a workplace of anxiety and insecurity - The Washington Post

Should Harvard investigate an alleged rape that happened nowhere near campus? - The Boston Globe

Nobel laureates dismiss fears about genetically modified foods : news

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? : books

A Life of Nietzsche Turns the Spotlight on an Idol Long Misunderstood - The New York Times
Book Review - Friedrich Nietzsche - A Philosophical Biography - By Julian Young - The New York Times
Friedrich Nietzsche, a Philosophical Renegade Whose Ideas Endured -

Doctors often recommend a new vaccine to prevent shingles. Good luck finding it - The Boston Globe

Analyzing a dataset of over 9 million papers and 6 million scientists, researchers find that ethnic diversity on scientific teams results in a research impact gain of 10.63% for papers, and 47.67% for scientists. : science

The near future of the global economy looks extremely bleak. This pessimistic forecast comes from advanced statistical analysis of the S&P 500 stock market index, recently published by scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics : science
Accelerating change - Wikipedia

New research provides evidence that conspiracy theories could be considered as a social stigma. Ridiculing conspiracy theories has been suggested as a means to reduce them but this may increase the social stigma attached to conspiracy theories that can be a source of social exclusion. : science

Ladies,when you first saw penis in person,was it bigger or smaller than you expected? : AskReddit

Local news catches scamming tow truck companies and gets state investigators to swarm in realtime for instant justice : videos

The male urinals at the nightclub lets you see the female washroom without them knowing. [OC] : WTF

ELI5: Why does picture quality on Netflix appear to be of much higher quality than Cable TV even when both sources are outputting 1080p? : explainlikeimfive (b/c cablecos fuck you over and charge you a lot)

Feds Investigating Millions Of Fake Messages Opposing Net Neutrality: Report | HuffPost (Idjit Pie deep with the Russkies)

How Amazon Prime will change the way our cities look - The Boston Globe - Stores define the urban landscape. What happens when goods go straight to your home?


Angelique Chrisafis on Twitter: "Some thoughts after spending time with gilets jaunes on roundabouts & toll-booth barricades in the south west and also from spending time with gilets jaunes from the north east 1/10"
'Macron's arrogance unties us' -- on the barricades with France's gilets juanes
Police Crack Down on 'Yellow Vest' in France With Tear Gas and Hundreds of Arrests ... "apprehending a protester" (60 paragraphs from the NYT and not one explains why they are rioting except to say it's like fucking Hungary)
In France, les deplorables strike back (Murdoch brands protests as same as Trumpsters protesting climate hoax)

Finally, Some Real Menace Enters the El Chapo Courtroom ... choice to try El Chapo as tradition drug "kingpin," as if moving the man they call 'Shorty" off the board was going to somehow end the cartels and justify the untold billions the government has spent on the War on Drugs. It was a misconception of both time and scale ...

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned - WSJ - Worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and regulation prompt foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel (thanks, Dumpster)

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House - The New York Times (slimey little fucker owned by the A-rabs)
Deposed aide to Saudi crown prince accused of role in female activists' torture | Reuters - A top aide to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, fired for his role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, personally oversaw the torture of at least one detained female activist earlier this year ("personally oversaw" = "did it himself"

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry and Army Revisits Who Is to Blame - The New York Times - His anger, Pentagon officials said, came from seeing news reports that junior officers were being reprimanded for the botched Niger mission while the officers directly above them were not ... Army officials complained to aides that Mr. Mattis and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had contributed to the morass by allowing Africa Command, whose leader, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, is also a Marine, to essentially investigate itself (so he's FURIOUS that his own fuck up made him look bad, welcome to Trumpville)

ICE arrests 105 in New Jersey operation targeting criminal aliens and public safety threats | ICE (and people with Hispanic-sounding names, ICEfuckers at work)
Guatemalan father of slain North Carolina teen denied visa to attend her funeral : news (sadism and cruelty are their brands)

Trump announces John Kelly will depart White House by year's end : news (shit's coming down)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can't manage to pass his agenda." (2012, didn't age well)

Manafort and Cohen Sentencing Documents Put Donald Trump in Spotlight | WIRED - the only remaining question is how bad does the actual worst case scenario get?
Opinion | Is This the Beginning of the End for Trump? - The New York Times - Sentencing memos reveal damning evidence about collusion and campaign finance violations.
Mueller Is Telling Us: He's Got Trump on Collusion - The special counsel is connecting the dots and it doesn't paint a pretty picture for the president.

Trump Is Going To Leave His Successor a Nightmare. And He Doesn't Even Care - The president doesn't care about the debt because it won't hit a crisis point until he's gone. It's the anthesis of MAGA. (Make America Suck Again, suckers)
The Department of Justice Calls Donald Trump a Felon -- Trump's own government has described him as a crook.

The Russian's apprentice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump committed felonies that allowed him to become president of the United States, but he can't be charged for those felonies because he is president of the United States. - That, apparently, is going to be the position of Trump's own DOJ. It seems a tad problematic, and is likely to get more so, as more evidence of electoral thievery, Russian collusion, and who knows what else comes forward.
Mueller Briefs: Bad News for Trump, Manafort, and Cohen - The Atlantic - Robert Mueller is closing in on the president and all his men ... This newly disclosed conversation directly speaks to the question of collusion -- the outreach was explicitly political and was focused on how each side would gain from a potential partnership. (the noose is tightening)

Mueller Weaves Trump, Manafort and Cohen Ever Closer - Bloomberg
Mueller's Roadmap: Major Takeaways from Cohen and Manafort Filings
Here Are The Most Interesting Parts Of The Latest Mueller Filings | HuffPost

'Totally Clears the Presient'? What Those Cohen and Manafort Filings Really Say - In short, the Department of Justice, speaking through the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is alleging that the president of the United States coordinated and directed a surrogate to commit a campaign finance violation punishable with time in prison ... Mueller is still not ready to show his hand on the key substantive questions. But President Trump should should probably go easy on the cries of vindication. They may age badly, and they may do so quickly.
Special Counsel's Office Files Submission in Support of Breach Determination in Manafort Case
Mueller: Manafort Lied About Contacts With Trump Officials
Trump Believes He Can 'make the Law Go Away by Tweeting It,' Republican Strategist Says -- This is a guy who honestly believes that he can change the fabric of reality and make the law go away by tweeting at it.
Mueller Is Telling Us: He's Got Trump on Collusion (no collusion I tell you!!)
Robert Mueller should charge Trump with committing a crime only a president can commit | - "care that the laws be faithfully executed"
Robert Mueller should charge Trump with committing a crime only a president can commit : politics

Conservative Think Tank Donor Revealed as Russian 'Oligarch' (Russians all the way up and down)

Donald Trump Ridiculed For Falsely Claiming Michael Cohen, Mueller Filing 'Totally Clears The President"
The Daily Show on Twitter: "(2/87)" (Trump's "Report" totally clearing him really a catalog of Fox/Russian propaganda)
Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Pulls Elaborate Twitter Prank On Donald Trump And Fox News - This is one mammoth thread.

Ex-FBI Director James Comey exasperated after closed-door interview on Capitol Hill - CNNPolitics (Rethug witch-hunt for Hillary the Witch!)
Nadler: I'm ending investigation into FBI, DOJ when I become chairman ("last desperate attempt" to fuck the country)

Ex-EPA chief Scott Pruitt used personal email for government work : politics (irony is over)

Trump's favorite pollster was the least accurate in the midterms (Fuckmussen only polls old white people with landlines ... 52.5% of homes do not have a land line.)
s favorite pollster was the least accurate in the midterms - A new Marist College poll finds President Donald Trump's approval rating at 43% among registered voters. His disapproval rating is at 49%. - Rasmussen's polling does not meet CNN standards for a number of reasons including that it doesn't call cell-phones. (zombies love him)

Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway's Husband. He Doesn't Like Him - Even in an administration where staffers and family members have routinely stabbed one another not just in the back, but in the front, commentary by a president's son on the marriage of a top White House adviser seemed unusual. (have fun in jail, Junior)

Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement, Defends Migrant Caravan - "To group them all up like, frankly, our president has done -- you know, trying to speak respectfully -- but he has basically called them all criminals and said they're not coming in here ... What about individuals, those who have come for reasons of need for their families, you know, the fathers and mothers and children that come here and were willing to go through the process to apply for asylum so they can come into this country and benefit from not having to be oppressed continually" (surprising, and then the flying hate-monkeys descended)
Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan : news

Democratic Women Are About To Lead Michigan. Republican Men Are Freaking Out. | HuffPost - "It's literally women saying 'Here is what we want,' and men walking over and saying , 'Shhhhhhhh," an adovate said (patriarchy is disturbed)
GOP power grabs pour gas on 'resistance' in key Midwest states - Republican legislators in Wisconsin and Michigan have reignited Democratic energy since the midterms in two narrow Trump states.

More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race | HuffPost - Two more voters reported handing over their ballots to canvassers who came to their home.
Vice Chair of Bladen County Board of Elections abruptly resigns - took an unusual turn on Friday night. Jens Lutz, the Vice Chair of the Bladen County Board of Elections ... A conservative political action committee called Patriots for Progress is also under investigation for possible election fraud by the State Bureau of Investigation ... Why? We don't know for sure but it may be related to his extensive connections to Leslie McCrae Dowless, the convicted felon at the center of the election fraud scandal in the 9th District. (oh, he's a crook and a confederate traitor)

James A. Fields Jr. convicted of killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville car-ramming - The Washington Post

VA secretary praised Confederate president as a "martyr to 'The Lost Cause'" in 1995 speech - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie praised Confederate States President Jefferson Davis effusively in a 1995 speech (fucking traitors)

"They're All Too Old" : Democrats Face a Generational Reckoning - The choice in the 2020 primary ultimately comes down to one thing: who is best prepared to beat Trump at a time when Trump owns the culture? Someone who actually understands culture would be a start. (JoeBi is the most qualified in the history of the world! and gtfo, Bernie)

Minneapolis ends single-family zoning, undoing a major component of housing segregation. - By doing away with single-family zoning, the city takes on high rent, long commutes, and racism in real estate in one fell swoop - Minneapolis will become the first major U.S. city to end single-family home zoning, a policy that has done as much as any to entrench segregation, high housing costs, and sprawl as the American urban paradigm over the past century. (the northern confederacy of white-only neighborhoods` crumbles)

The Atlantic's Defense of Access Journalism Is Pathetic - In the Atlantic today, Elaina Plott published what she described as a piece about "why it's so annoying when people sneer at 'access journalism." She went there, folks. (fucker HW Bush is "one of us")
Who Does Ross Douthat Think He Is? Hmm Daily - There is only one Ross Douthat column and the theme of it is that Ross Douthat is unhappy with his place in the world. Usually he understands this to be the world's fault ("we" long for the good old days of race-baiting, gay-hating, looting and pillaging, dumbass WASPs like the hand of Satan HW)

The Right-Wing Media Can't Quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics (they've moved on from Hillary and Liz)
The Right-Wing Media Can't Quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez I spent 24 hours reading every attack on the lefty congresswoman I could find ... Fox Business ... "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of Democratic socialism, and since her brain is as empty as the promises of unfettered statism I am absolutely fine with that," Lisa Montogomery wrote ... (+Clownhall, Twitchy, National Review, Fuckity ...)

How power and money colluded to let Jeffrey Epstein get away with abuse - The Washington Post - Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors ... are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, corruption and boys' club criminality. The story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster but for the sexual abuse of girls as young as 14 ... Epstein's lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz and former Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr ... (Big Evil)

Thousands of state employees entangled in reply-all nightmare | KUTV

With Brando, Maria Schneider, and Bertolucci on the Scandalous Set of 'Last Tango in Paris'

Falling for Hot Jesus at a Christian Theme Park in Florida - From crucifixion to resurrection, from karaoke to sno cones, The Holy Land Experience in Orlando is a theme park like no other, right down to a sexy Son of God. (like a tv show!)

Case Study of 1 - Alex Press (mental healthcare in America mostly sucks)

ELI5: Why do humans move while listening to music (headbobs, dancing and foot tapping)? : explainlikeimfive (your body listens)
Bird singing "Bodies" by Drowning Pool - YouTube
Drowning Pool - Bodies - YouTube

In a new study involving people over 70 who have exercised regularly for years, scientists discovered that the participants' hearts, lungs, and muscles were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s. : science

Study of advanced Buddhist meditators suggests inducing near-death experiences can be learned and perfected. : science

What is the scariest book you've ever read?
The United States of Horror Movies : movies

What's the weirdest dream you've had? : AskReddit

thought it would be cute if our three daughters all wore a shirt showing a ring on a finger to ask my GF to marry me. Shouldn't have left the art direction to a 13 year old : funny

Eschaton: Nobody Listens To Atrios - But eventually I am always proved fucking right*. - *ok not always
Timothy B. Lee on Twitter: "Until recently my mental model of Waymo was that their technology was basically ready to go in late 2017 and they were doing a last few months of testing out of an abundance of caution, and to give time to build out non-technical stuff like customer service and maintenance." (so many "smart" people bought into one of the biggest obvious scams ever)
Waymo's s Big Ambitions Slowed by Tech Trouble

New report reveals growing threat of organised social media manipulation world-wide : technology

The Feds Are Now Investigating The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed With Stolen Identities : technology ... "I'm sure the new AG who use to be Counsel for Verizon is going to do a lot of investigating.... (Ajit Pai is a master criminal and a Mitch the Bitch plant)


California's Camp Fire caused by failure of a steel hook that held a high voltage line on a nearly 100-year-old PG&E transmission tower : news - PG&E is also implicated in the Santa Rosa fire of 2017 as well as the fatal fire in San Bruno around 2015. They need to be done. (fuck your forests and lives, we need the money to pay our top executives and shareholders!)

France protests: Government fears 'major violence' in coming days. : news

German conservatives pick a Merkel ally to be party leader, signaling continuity and a long goodbye

Anti-Zionism Isn't the Same as Anti-Semitism - American Jews have nothing to fear from the new congressional critics of Israel. (thanks, Michelle, but Netanfuckyu disagrees)

The Saudi ambassador lied point-blank about a journalist's murder. Now he has the gall to come back to D.C.

Trump to Pick Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador, Sources Say - Bloomberg - Nauert, 48, is an unusual choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the "fox and Friends" show watched by Trump ... (let's let Fox run the country!)
Welcome to the Fox News presidency - The Washington Post

We're now seeing the Trump economy

Eschaton: What Could Go Wrong - Not quite the same as this issue, but it's like the bully who is too stupid to realize that if he tries to take Jean-Claude Van Damme's lunch money, then his whole family is gonna get their asses kicked.
Eric Gomez on Twitter: "This seems like a bad idea " (was Mnuchin behind the kidnapping of Huwei? brilliant move, as usual)
Canada caught between Trump and China in Huawei case - POLITICO - The arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng at a Vancouver airport puts Canada in the middle of a volatile diplomatic situation between two world superpowers.

U.S. trade deficit hits the highest level in a decade : news (apres moi, le destruction and my rececessions are the biggest!)
It Took Just One Week for a $1 Trillion Wipeout in U.S. Stocks - Bloomberg (that trillion dollar giveaway to the rich didn't exactly work)

Rex Tillerson on Trump: 'Undisciplined, doesn't like to read' and tries to do illegal things ... "to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn't like to read, doesn't read briefing reports, doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things, but rather just kind of says, "This is what I believe.'" ... "instincts" ... "I will be honest with you: It troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues -- that they are satisfied with 128 characters," Tillerson said. (that's how big their brains are)

John Kelly expected to resign soon, no longer on speaking terms with Trump - CNNPolitics (not talking!)

Tucker Carlson says Trump is 'not capable' and hasn't kept his promises (has Fox read the tea leaves? but Fucker is back to his usual with today's segment on ... you guessed it ... Benghaaazzzii!)

Special counsel Mueller says in new filing that Russia reached out to Trump campaign as far back as 2015 : politics
Trump's ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Megathread: Federal prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison term for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
Individual 1 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Neal Katyal on Twitter: "The real news right now is not about Cohen's sentence. It is about the conclusion by federal prosecutors that Donald J. Trump has committed a serious felony.
Federal Prosecutors 'Concluded that President of the United States Committed a Felony' (one year, 321 days later ...)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Totally clears the President. Thank you!" (and definitely read the responses)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders unwittingly admits Donald Trump directed a felony criminal conspiracy - Palmer Report

The latest filings on Michael Cohen show that nobody can save Trump now - The Washington Post - At the end of the day Friday, we learned what federal prosecutors in New York think of Michael Cohen: ... This scandal can't be hidden away. Republicans in Congress can't save Trump, his attorney general can't save him, and no amount of desperate tweets can save him. Accountability is on it's way, and it's arriving very soon.
The Mueller investigation has been a series of drips. It's about to turn into a flood. ... Trump's campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, foreign policy adviser, former national security adviser and personal lawyer are all now felons who were either convicted of crimes or pleaded guilty to them. Moreover, those crimes and their related disqualifying behaviors are serious ...

New Mueller filing says Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch with a Russian seeking 'political synergy' with campaign

Trump promises a 'major Counter Report- to rebut Mueller's findings (as soon as they pry it out of the jaws of Rudy's dog)
Trump Goes Bananas on Twitter With Robert Mueller, Mike Pence, John Kelly, Russia and Vladimir Putin All Looming - There Are at Least Four (4) Reasons the President* Just Took Another Trip to the Bananas Factory -- It's all happening. None of it's good. (and Putin is not happy with the Dumpfuck either)

Comey to testify again in 2 weeks; Republicans claim DOJ lawyer blocked answers | WPEC - "After a full day of questioning, two things are clear to me," he told reporters before leaving the Capitol. "One, we could have done this in open setting, and two, when you read the transcript you will see that we're talking again about Hillary Clinton's emails for heaven's sake. So I'm not sure we need to do this at all." (they are literally brainless zombies eating your democracy)

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job - CNNPolitics

Poll: Republicans Are Only Group That Mostly Sees Mueller Probe As A 'Witch Hunt' (71% + 12% "undecided")

Trump's trio of traps ahead of 2020

The Justice Department Still Hasn't Told The Government Accountability Office That Jeff Sessions Quit - Federal law requires the vacancy and any acting appointment to be reported "immediately"

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year : politics ("you're our bitch, bitch," she said)
Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year | TheHill (and other smart remarks)

TIL that despite 12 indictments and several convictions of high level officials involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, all perpetrators were either pardoned or had sentences overturned resulting in no prison time. The only person to go to jail was a minister who stole a street sign in protest. : todayilearned (kindly old gay-hating race-baiting moderate HW pardoned himself out of Iran-Contra jail and everyone immediately forgot)
The Return of the Administration of Kindly Old Moderate George Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Now that Trump has nominated Bill Barr, Bush's Attorney General from 1991-93, to be his own Attorney General, with the clear and obvious consideration that Barr will not recuse himself from the Mueller investigation or anything else, that is all the more clear. (oh for the days of those good Republican daddies who would take care of their crying little liberal babies with strict parenting and tax cuts but holy shit, that shit is deep)

Since 1969, Republican presidential administrations have 121 criminal indictments and 89 convictions, while Democrats have had 3 and 1 respectively. How do you feel about this? - Quora (dems and media not interested for some reason)

Robert Mueller and Leakin' Lyin' James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn't the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of "legal" at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt... We wish you a Mueller Christmas... We wish you a Mueller Christmas... And impeachment next year...
Donald Trump Rages On Twitter Ahead Of Developments In Mueller Probe | HuffPost - His typo-ridden rant bashed key figures from Bruce Ohr to Rod Rosenstein.
President DSM-V - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "a new level of unhinged"
J.K. Rowling Turns Donald Trump's Latest Twitter Rant Into Taunting Character Study | HuffPost (his psycho-typo meltdown)

Bernie Sanders: Billionaires Are Destroying the Fabric of Our Country : politics
Democrats Must Solve Issues Between Centrists and Progressives Before 2020 Election -- Centrist' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means - The Democratic Party has to get a handle on this, and they have to do it yesterday ... from the DLC, to the Concord Coalition, to "neoliberalism," to Pete Peterson's assaults on Social Security, to No Labels, to the cult of Simpson-Bowles, to the Problem Solvers Caucus and right up to the present day. In 1982, (and yes, Bernie is an idiot)

Onetime Pelosi foe reverses course, announces support for her House speaker bid - The Washington Post - Democratic Rep. Stephen F. Lynch

Truth or Both Sides Do It: You Can Choose Only One - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The blatantly anti-democratic actions of Republican legislators in North Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin present a test for the media: (you guessed it, in two major stories about Republicans destroying democracy, the NYT didn't use the word "gerrymandering" or talk about white votes being more valuable, instead it was just a "partisan" clash of power)
North Carolina GOP Makes Its Contempt For Democracy Official

u/monorail_pilot catalogs the evidence for voter fraud in North Carolina : bestof (Republicans are crooks, all the way up and down)
North Carolina Republican Says He Would Support New Election if Fraud Occurred - The New York Times ("better than going to jail" he said)
Voter fraud in North Carolina 9th District election: the McCrae Dowless scheme - Vox - The Ninth District race between Mark Harris and Dan McCready is still stalled over election fraud allegations.

Michigan G.O.P. Starts Limiting Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders - The New York Times (Wississippi and Michabama)

Conservative pastor: 'The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic' ("and you will swear loyalty to the NRA Jesus")

Senior adviser to Sen. Kamala Harris resigns after report of $400,000 harassment settlement : news (oh, taxpayer money paid the perv's settlement and Kamala knew nothing, Nothing! about it and pushed Franken out)

NYT: CBS Paid $5 Million In Settlement Over '60 Minutes' Creator's Alleged Sexual Assault - In the 1990s, a woman reportedly accused Don Hewitt, who died in 2009, of multiple assaults. Her case came to light amid the investigation of Les Moonves. (they buried a lot of dick shit)
At '60 Minutes' Independence Led to Trouble, Investigators Say

FBI catches Air Force senior Officer during underage sex sting operation : news

Flint water crisis: State's medical chief faces trial for manslaughter : news - Dr. Eden Wells, a member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Cabinet, is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015. Wells is now the second high-ranking state official, along with Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, to be ordered to trial.

Millennials aren't breaking traditions. They're just broke (screwed by their boomer parents who said it would all trickle down to them)

How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America's Elderly (kiddnapped your relative scam)

Six Detroit area doctors indicted in $500M health care fraud - Story : news

Ohio father teaches daughter a lesson about bullying by making her walk 5 miles to school : news

Person describes their arrest by NYPD for running a red light on their bike, but actually for not carrying their ID, which is not illegal. Describes how easy it is for cops to abuse their power over something as petty as being corrected about their knowledge of the law. : bestof ("I can arrest you for telling me the law!")

Recreational marijuana officially legal in Michigan today : news (first day, they're giving out free joints -- coulda' been you, Fuckachusetts)
: Yuppies have discovered pot -- and they like it
Nearby Marijuana Shops Make Homes And Rentals More Valuable, Studies Show : bostontrees (send Jason Lewis an Instragram)

Marijuana Dispensaries Reduce Local Opioid Overdose Rates, Study Finds | Marijuana Moment (someone call Mawty Walsh)

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut is a fantastic book and possibly his greatest one. : books ... "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile."

Experiencing failure hurts your self-esteem but has no effect on actual performance, contrary to the commonly held view that failure begets more failure, finds a new study. In fact, failure could propel you forward to later success, but it depends on how you cope with your emotional response to it. : science

Introverts can feel out of place within our Western culture that values extraversion. A new study found that introverts become unhappy with themselves if they compare themselves to an extraverted cultural ideal, but if they accept their authentic, quiet selves, they can flourish and be fulfilled. : science

TIL that the average 18-year-old adult is only about halfway done with "mental puberty" : todayilearned

What's the strangest question you've been asked at a job interview?

Meanwhile in Russia... : aww
ELI5: What happens to farmers that don't have tainted romaine lettuce when the FDA or CDC suddenly recommends no one consume it?
Sign language users of reddit, what kinds of wordplay jokes exist in sign language, and what are your favourites? : AskReddit
The Artificial Intelligence That Deleted A Century : videos

Does modern sedentary lifestyle contribute to the rising amount of depression? : askscience

ELI5: Why are dots and dashes the only acceptable non-alphabetical/numerical characters in usernames on social media sites and message boards? : explainlikeimfive

Ohitsrandybo describes his own decline due to heavy meth use, and why it's impossible to live a normal life on meth. : bestof
ohitsrandybo comments on Serious Question, can you live a normal life while using meth?

Will we ever run out of music? Is there a finite number of notes and ways to put the notes together such that eventually it will be hard or impossible to create a unique sound? : askscience

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: better performance, same good looks | The Verge | YouTube : Surface


Climate change caused the "Great Dying," aka the planet's worst extinction

Earthrise - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush went far to undermine this effort, turning environmentalism into a partisan issue and creating the terrible world in which we now live. (and there's a very dark corner of hell where John Sununu will reside and did you know he's a fucking Cuban?)

Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns Californians return to ruin - The Washington Post

Deal or no deal?: Theresa May's Brexit standoff (oh, is that a cliff right in front of me?)

A court said the 'wolf pack' case in Spain was nonconsensual sex, not rape. People are demanding justice. - The case involves a group of men videotaping themselves sexually assaulting an 18-year-old (Spanish machismo dickitude at stake)

Huawei C.F.O. Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S. - The New York Times - A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to escalate tensions between the two countries at a delicate moment - unfolded on the same night that President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China dined together in Buenos Aires and agreed to a 90-day trade truce

France dumps controversial fuel tax - Seventy-two percent of the French back the Yellow Jackets. (Macaroni's poor people tax with climate-change rebranding fails)
Cultural Marxism as fascist code - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Yellow Vest protests in France represent a populist outcry against urban financial and social elites, as embodied by President Macron: "So, to recap, the protesters are mostly working-class folks who are angry at what they see as an out-of-touch elitist president whose policies favor the wealthy and corporations at the expense of working-class French people." (and Trump gets it backwards, as usual) You will be surprised to learn that an international cabal of globalists are behind the hegemony of Cultural Marxism in our universities and in the entertainment industry, where political correctness now makes it impossible to even discuss the Jewish question whether all this "multiculturism" is just a cover for the Frankfurt's school's Soros-funded plot to destroy America. Good times.
Charlie Kirk: American universities are now 'mob' assembly lines (cranking out "cultural marxists")

Venezuela's Failed Socialist Experiment Is Deadlier Than Ever - Twenty years ago, the ex-rebel rose to power in Venezuela and laid the foundation for todays humanitarian crisis. (don't need no ed-u-ca-tion)

Is Harvard Whitewashing a Russian Oligarch's Fortune? - Len Blavatnik made billions as a Kremlin insider. Now writing huge checks to the university. (speaking of evil)

Dow drops 600 points, bringing its 2-day losses to more than 1,400 points

81 migrant children separated from families since June (ICE fuckers really get off on this shit and so does Trump/Miller)
Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers - At the president's New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013
A Mysterious Imposter Account Was Used On Facebook To Drum Up Support For The Migrant Caravan - Days before the migrant caravan left Honduras, a fake Facebook account was used to try to bolster its numbers. The social media giant has since deactivated the account but has refused to provide information about who created it. (it was't George Soros?)

Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October (Trump: "apres moi le deluge")

Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe in Manafort, Cohen filings - CNNPolitics - could reveal tantalizing new details in its investigation into possible Russian collusion on Friday

Trump White House Has No Plan to Counter Mueller Report - The Atlantic - Nervous aides expect the president to lead the way, tweet up a storm -- and, Rudy Giuliani promises, fight back. (that'll work)
Giuliani: The Dog Ate My Counter-Report to Mueller

The buying of a president - The Washington Post - Lobbyists representing the Saudi government reserved blocks of rooms at President Trump's D.C. hotel within a month of Trump's s election in 2016 -- paying for an estimated 500 nights at the luxury hotel in just three months ... Recall that Trump retains the lease on the hotel only because the General Services Administration reversed its earlier decision and decided to ignore a provision in the lease prohibiting anyone employed by the government from profiting by the lease. (Trummp totally bought and corrupt, if it walks like treason ... but the Pelosi subpoena storm is coming)

Documents Point to Illegal Campaign Coordination Between Trump and the NRA -- Trump and the gun group used the same consultants to spearhead TV ad blitzes at the height of the 2016 election, likely in violation of federal law (why Mueller isn't bothering with Butina and the NRA)

Trump aide's appearances on RT channel are focus for Russia inquiry - Ted Malloch, a Trump campaign adviser, has been questioned about his relationship with the Kremlin-controlled broadcaster (the Russia shit is so deep)

In potential blow to Manafort, Supreme Court unlikely to change double jeopardy rule - A presidential pardon could keep Trump's former campaign chairman out of federal prison, but it would not free him from being prosecuted on similar state charges. (unless Cuomo also pardons him)

How Donald Trump Shifted $1.1M Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Business (totally corrupt)

David Bossie: House Democrats plan a witch hunt against Trump | Fox News (hahahaha)
'Stupid perjury charges': Fox New's Tucker Carlson spits on Mueller news (muhahaha ... and remember, Hannity was one of three Cohem clients, and ...)

Trump's slow-motion staff 'shakeup' stunts 2019 planning The president has left top officials in a state of limbo and top jobs without permanent occupants, creating 'a sense of chaos' (if not actual 'chaos' but the important thing is that Trump is trying to run government like a reality show -- inflating himself and changing his "apprentices" all the time -- because it's the only thing he knows how to do)

Eschaton: I Was A Very Good Boy - I tire of the stories about how Trump is a sociopathic toddler, and yet he showed a moment of NOT being quite that bad, largely because the reporters who write them never follow through on the implications. It isn't just about The President Show, whether he has good etiquette, whether he is PRESIDENTIAL. It's that this is who he is, and it applies every single thing he does. -- Mr. Trump has been snappish with aides most of the week, according to administration officials, miffed in part by so many ceremonial events not related to him. He was impatient for the memorials to end but expressed pride in himself for remaining publicly civil. People close to the president called it a course correction after his peevish reaction to Mr. McCain's death (Pres It's All About Me)
The president has been shockingly presidential for the last six minutes - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Wow I Really Miss The Good Old Days Of The Peak Of The HIV Epidemic And An Indifferent/Hostile Government Response (Reagan-Bush fuck off and die gay people, but those two rich gay guys in NYC love Trumpster)
More Dispatches from the Administration of George Bush, Kindly Old Moderate - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Of course, George Bush was in fact destroying labor unions, demonizing gays, and throwing the entire black population in prison, but that hasn't stopped the inevitable nostalgic eulogies for the better days of the Republican Party. And let's be clear -- George Bush was horrible for American workers. (but they still voted for Republican, and kept doing it)

New York Times' Ross Douthat Dreams of WASP Supremacy (Douthfuck is nostalgic for Bushfuck 1 and his crew of WASPs)

Cheneyism Is No Better Than Trumpism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good piece by Yglesias about how while the Weekly Standard is being euthanized for the wrong reason it represents a highly pernicious strain of thought in its own right:
Weekly Standard's demise is a reminder that there are some ideas worse than Trumpism - The most principled resistance to Trump comes from conservatism's most dangerous faction (invented "preventive war" and killed a million people)

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Considers Term Limits On Committee Chairs | HuffPost - As Pelosi rounds up votes to become speaker, she agrees to consider supporting term limits for chairs.

What Joe Biden doesn't understand - NY Daily News - We all know that Donald Trump is the Braggart in Chief. But a close second may be Joe Biden, whose humble brags often know little humility ... None compare to his latest, however: that he is the most qualified person to be President ... Of course, qualifications probably should be a major metric by which we elect our leaders, but leave it to the American people to decide in recent years that experience can be disqualifying. From a slew of inexperienced Tea Party candidates in 2010 to Donald Trump to another round of newcomers in 2018, we just aren't into long records of accomplishment these days. (clash of titanic egos and let's sweep all that other shit under the rug)
Joe Biden Will Decide Soon on Running for President - The Atlantic - The former vice president is angry about Trump and thinks he can do the job better than anyone else,

Citing 'cruelty of our elections process' Patrick officially backs out of 2020 bid (said the guy who works for Cruelty Inc)

Kamala Harris aide resigns after harassment settlement surfaces | The Sacramento Bee - A longtime top staff member of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris resigned Wednesday after The Sacramento Bee inquired about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement resulting from his time working for Harris at the California Department of Justice ... and other demeaning behavior, including frequently asking her to crawl under his desk to change the paper in his printer. (she knew the shit was buried and did nothing)
Kamala Harris denies knowledge of allegations against aide | The Sacramento Bee ... Wallace worked with Harris for 14 years (so, in an office she supervises, a top long-term employee settles an harassment case for half a million and no one told her anything about it, right?)

Democrat accused of repeated use of women's restroom will resign in January (next time wear a dress, dude)

Trump hotel feud erupts between Lewandowski and Florida senators - How much credit should Donald Trump get for GOP successes? (you will bow down to our transparently false statements)

Lame duck session: The 81 Walker appointees the Senate approved (how democracy dies in the darkness of Repubican-ruled states)
'No Labels' Refuses To Call Out Republicans By Name For Midwest Power Grab - The centrist group was less hesitant about trying to limit the power of the next Democratic House speaker (and what is Seth Mouton's position?)

Republicans were upset about election fraud -- before it threatened their candidate (when has that ever happened before?)
Over a thousand absentee ballots possibly destroyed in controversial North Carolina House race: report | TheHill - rom likely Democratic voters may have been destroyed
NC Supreme Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Democrats now control the North Carolina Supreme Court 5-2, and the only justice up for re-election in 2020 is one of the remaining two Republicans. (pretty funny: the ratfuckers tried to ratfuck the election with a 3rd party candidate at the last minute and ratfucked themselves, NC may have a future)
Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina - The Washington Post (and were happy)
Fox Business Network Apologizes for Louie Gohmert Spreading Anti-Semitic George Soros Conspiracy - The openly anti-Semitic attack initially went unchallenged by host Stuart Varney, who later issued an apology. (Gumball is evil and insane)

Welcome to 'But her emails!' version 2020
Elizabeth Warren is apparently sorry about that DNA test - Lawyers, Guns & Money - example 3,751 of the kinds of problems that can arise when white people are at the head of a multi-racial coalition whose primary reason for existing at this historical moment is to defeat a white ethno-nationalist party that's obsessed with absurdly unscientific yet extremely socially powerful ideas about race and racial purity.

Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft launches investigation into Josh Hawley | Law and order | - Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has launched an investigation into the way Attorney General Josh Hawley ran the office

condemn white nationalists, Veterans Affairs's diversity chief was told after Charlottesville, emails show ... ("we're all good nazis now") In October, a senior official in VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization was forced to remove a portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the Ku Klux Klan's first grand wizard, from his office in Washington after offending employees. The official said he was unaware of Forrest's affiliation with the hate group. (so, a bunch of lying racist assholes and top comment:) "The VA diversity chief is ordered not to condemn white nationalists. Just let that sink in for a minute."

Organize the Charters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the few things about American politics making me happy in the last couple of years is that the charter scam has been fully exposed for the union-busting, profit-taking, public institution-destroying scam that it is. And thus, I am extremely happy to see the nation's first charter school strike. (let's run the education system like a pyramid scheme!)

Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths : news

35 Tweets About The Struggle Of Getting Kids Dressed For Cold Weather | HuffPost Life (strange)

The sub who stole Christmas? Teacher who debunked Santa to first-graders is dropped from district's nice list (don't lie to your children or drench them in marketing propaganda)

TIL Cousin marriage in the US is complicated and some states allow it, some states criminalize it, and many states have conditions that decide whether it is allowed or not. : todayilearned (why MA is so retarded; looks like a colonial issue plus CO, NM and CA)

Will Uber Survive the Next Decade? - Uber Is Headed for a Crash -- Uber's investors have been buying your satisfaction in the form of massive subsidies of services. What has made Uber a good deal for users makes it a lousy investment proposition. Uber has kept that recognition at bay via minimal and inconsistent financial disclosures combined with a relentless and so far effective public-relations campaign depicting Uber as following the pattern of digitally based start-ups whose large initial losses transformed into strong profits in a few years.

Facebook Employees Are So Paranoid They're Using Burner Phones to Talk to Each Other (Sheryl is tapping their phones)


'We are in trouble.' Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018.
With a Green New Deal, Here's What the World Could Look Like for the Next Generation

US makes preparations to sail warship into Black Sea amid Russia-Ukraine tensions - CNNPolitics

New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base - CNNPolitics (President Deals)

Here's How Facebook's Local News Algorithm Change Led To The Worst Riots Paris Has Seen In 50 Years - The Yellow Jackets movement is what happens when you point Facebook's raffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off? (Macaroni wasn't prepared for this)

PIERS MORGAN: Meghan Markle is a ruthless social climbing actress | Daily Mail Online (soulless heart of British Royalty)

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: 'I Won't Be Here' When It Blows Up (not his problem, hahah suckers)

Eschaton: Can't Fault The Logic Of President Deals - Not at all.
'Chaos breeds chaos' : Trump'serratic and false claims roil the globe. Again. ... "I am a Tariff man." ... the president routinely says that China and other countries are paying billions of dollars to the United States because of his tariffs. But that is false. Tariffs are paid by companies, often U.S. firms, that import foreign-made products. (which then charge their sucker American Trump-voting Republicans)
You Don't Understand Tariffs, Man -- Trump blinked on trade with China -- and it was the right thing to do. Just ask the markets.

Canada arrests Huawei's global chief financial officer in Vancouver

"In Washington, the Way You Say, 'I Told You Do,' Is To Leak Something : With a Calculated Leak, the War Between Trump and the Intelligence Community Escalates -- Trump backed the C.I.A. into a corner by casting doubt on its assessment of Mohammed bin Salman's responsibility for the Jamal Khashoggi murder. Then someone fought back by sharing information. (interesting: "intelligence is about the uncertain, otherwise it would be facts")

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump's hotel after 2016 election

14 Questions Robert Mueller Knows the Answer To | WIRED

Mueller's Flynn Memo Should Worry Kushner and Trump - The former national security adviser provided information about interactions between the presidential transition team and Russian officials.

Gregg Jarrett: Mueller strikes out trying to nail Trump - Flynn sentencing memo is a big nothing (says la-di-la-land Fox)
Michael Flynn Is Cooperating With Robert Mueller: What Does That Mean for Trump? - Robert Mueller is clearly immortalizing his work against any White House shenanigans.
Judge Napolitano: I Expect Donald Trump Jr. to Be Indicted

Feds Target Butina's GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent - Paul Erickson served as accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina's guide as she penetrated the American conservative movement. Now he's under investigation as a Russian agent, too. (one of the 14 question is why Mueller isn't going after Butina)

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York - The New York work underscores the broad effects of Mueller's investigation, extending well beyond the central question of President Donald Trump and collusion.

Rudy Giuliani Says Twitter Sabotaged His Tweet. Actually, He Did It Himself. - The New York Times (dimbulb Rudy)

Chris Wallace: 'A chill' descended on front row upon Trump arrival at Bush funeral
George H.W. Bush's Racial Demagogue Campaigns Mater, Just Like His Record as President - Taking the oath of office did not abracadabra all that away ... The Reagan-Bush years were years of profound racial reaction and social backlash in this country. Because it was the easiest and surest way to get elected, both men pandered to those forces. (very bad and evil people)
More Dispatches from the Administration of Kindly Old Moderate George Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And while I am sure that the story is more complicated than this, for Rich, the real villain is the administration of George Bush, especially Chief of Staff John Sununu, who made it his crusade to discredit climate science and was very influential in turning Bush away from doing anything about it ... George Bush was a bad president surrounded by bad people who did bad things. We are living with the consequences today. (annals of evil: so Sununu fucked the planet and his kid is gov of NH)

America's Two Political Parties Are Asymmetrical -- The Democrats are too ideologically and ethnically diverse to field a presidential candidate who resembles the man in the White House. (Springsteen's question: who can compete with the crazy Dumpster?)

Michelle Obama Tells a Secret: 'I Have Been at Every Powerful Table You Can Think of... They Are Not That Smart' ... a sold-out talk with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in London, which drew lines of tens of thousands of people. (vide infra)

The Clintons Are Now The 'Spinal Tap' of the Political World - Bill and Hillary Clinton thought they were in high demand around the country. Collapsing ticket prices to their "Even With The Clintons" show how wrong they were. It is, as the saying goes, a teachable moment. (Billary not very learnable)

Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills -- And Ballots -- McCrae Dowless and his family worked with "wads of cash" -- and workers illegally handled absentee ballots, a woman who worked for him says ... The allegations that Republicans tampered with absentee ballots in a close North Carolina election represent the most serious federal election tampering case in years, one that allegedly stole votes from elderly black voters in the state ... Red Dome, a political consulting firm that contracted McCrae Dowless, was paid more than $428,000 by the Harris campaign ... (will they go to jail? what do you think?)
North Carolina: Why the case for election fraud is strong - CNNPolitics
Republican Primary Candidate for Sheriff in Bladen County, North Carolina Meddled in Absentee Ballots - North Carolina brings us to new frontiers in Republican election chicanery. (would the party of lie cheat steal rape and pillage actually cheat?)

In Stunning Power Grab, Wisconsin Republicans Pass Bill Weakening New Governor | HuffPost - The bills take power away from newly elected Democrats. (banana America)
Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor - The New York Times

Deval Patrick, Foreclosure Mogul | HuffPost - How the 2020 Democratic presidential contender helped a Republican billionaire rip off the middle class (he really went to work for Bain Capital)
Deval Patrick's Decision Not To Run For President Is Personal, His Allies Said (he'd get slaughtered because he's truely a Bain guy)

Eschaton: Both Sides - That there are some racists (yes, everywhere, in all parties) is not surprising. I'm sure even on Team D women and minorities find certain "inexplicable" barriers to obtaining positions in leadership. What you won't find are multiple people in concert who think it's a perfectly acceptable reason to state publicly (and, I think, in most cases, even to themselves, though that kind of denial isn't exactly admirable either) -- "The only reason she had was because he was a Muslim" ... Dorrie O'Brien and a small group of her supporters have put forth a formal motion to remove Shafi as vice chairman because of his religion, a motion that is slated for a vote Jan. 10. To Easton, who opposes the measure, the move is an embarrassment to the Republican Party. And to Shafi, it amounts to exactly what he believed did not exist in the United States when he arrived here 28 years ago: a religious test.

Eschaton: Organized Crime - I'm not surprised that people, uh, look the other way about this stuff a bit, but this goes far beyond that -- The outside lawyers were told by multiple people that CBS had an employee "who was 'on call' to perform oral sex" on Mr Mooves ... A number of employees were aware of this and believed that the woman was protected from discipline or termination as a result of it ... (perfectly normal for superrich creepy assholes like Moonfuck)

Eschaton: The Little People Don't Matter - I suppose I am just becoming cynical in my old age, but I do think we underestimate the degree to which people of a lower class are just not seen as people at all by many elites ... then there are a reasonable number of very bad rich people who have lots of money and power behind them. Also, too, powerful friends who side with them in their interests. Every time the Roman Polanski Defense Force makes an appearance, or we get several days of "wah people are mean to Alan Dershowitz" articles, we get a taste of this. Siginificant numbers of elites think it's okay for a rich guy to rape girls, in part because they're probably doing it too. -- The deal came Tuesday just before jury selection was to begin. It means none of the women will be able to testify against Jeffrey Epstein for now. -- There have been more calls for people you have never heard of to denounce Louis Farrakhan approximately monthly because they stood in the same room as him a couple of times than there have been for elites to explain their associations with Epstein.

"They Say We're White Supremacists" : Inside the Strange World of Conservative College Women -- Young Republican women are aggrieved, outnumbered, defiant. going to apologize for loving the guy in the White House (proud Republican white girls complaining that their colleges don't want to be "intersectional" with Nazis +"liberal guys are really feminine")

A Conservative Magazine May Pay a Price for Being Unfriendly to Trump - The New York Times - The Weekly Standard

Eschaton: The Free Market - Tough when your competitors are being subsidized.
Declare the Strand Bookstore a City Landmark? No Thanks, the Strand Says - The New York Times

The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best | GQ - The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.

Nobody Believed Neil deGrasse Tyson's First Accuser. Now There Are Three More. - No one believed Tchiya Amet when she said Tyson had raped her in the 1980s. Now, three other women tell BuzzFeed News that he harassed them, including one who's sharing her story publicly for the first time.

USA Gymnastics Files for Bankruptcy - WSJ - Filing will stop depositions and discovery in lawsuits filed by sexual-abuse victims of team doctor Larry Nassar

Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church's Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene (goes viral)

Consider the lobster - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Innuendo Studios has a series of six videos called "Why Ae You So Angry?"

Smoke a Joint, Save the Subway? - The New York Times (they could fix the fucking subway with a pot tax, but they don't really want to so fuck your money. potheads)

New York's Vanishing Mayor -- Mayor Bill de Blasio spends far less time at City Hall than he once did, leading some city officials to ask: Has the mayor lost focus?

"Everyone's For Sale": A Generation of Digital-Media Darlings Prepares for a Frigid Winter -- Vice, Vox, and BuzzFeed, among other companies that once heralded the dawn of a new media age, are now grappling with decidedly old-media problems ... Traditional magazine companies, meanwhile, are trying to adapt to the digital world. Hearst, whose holdings include Cosmopolitan and Esquire, has endured layoffs, restructuring, and a leadership shake-up. Condi Nast, which owns Vanity Fair, is looking for a new C.E.O. who can streamline and maximize its global clout. (but the concept of FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) is flawed -- Apple is a hardware company, none of the others are and notice that Microsoft exceeded Apple in value and isn't on the list)
Buzzfeed, Walmart collaborate on line of inexpensive cookware, kitchen tools - CNET

Facebook Removed A Former Employee's Post Accusing It Of 'Failing' Black People ... former strategic partner manager for global influencers, Mark Luckie, alleged Facebook regularly removed the content of black users without notice and suspended their accounts indefinitely ... Seemingly proving his point, Facebook removed Luckie's post Monday because it reportedly went against its community standards. (Fuckberg'd and Zuckerfuck'd)
Facebook is failing its black employees and its black users
"When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit" : The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg -- Harvard Business School invented the "leadership" industry and produced a generation of corporate monsters. No wonder Sandberg, one of the school's most prominent graduates, lacks a functioning moral compass.
Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users' data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers - The Washington Post (but lying Zuckerfuck says they didn't "sell" data to anybody)
Six4Three Exec Ordered to Surrender Laptop After Facebook Leak | Fortune
Facebook's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are Boiling Over ... "It's the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now ... the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.

Eschaton: Sure - Ongoing research and development, blahblahblah, but at some point you gotta step back and say, "you know, this doesn't really make any sense... (the Waymo scam
Capital uber alles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The largest private company in the world loses enormous amounts of money, has always lost enormous amounts of money, and has no discernible prospect of not losing enormous amounts of money at any point in the foreseeable future. This fabulous portfolio has allowed it to raise $20 billion from investors:


'A kind of dark realism' : Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve (we lied to you and now it's too late, so die, suckers)

Italy's M5S sacks entire board of health experts, sparking political interference concerns | World news | The Guardian - Concern as Giulia Grillo, from the vaccine-sceptic Five Star Movement, says she will replace esteemed panel with 'other deserving personalities' ... Five Star Movement -- a vaccine-sceptic party that has supported unproven cures for cancer -- said it was "time to give space to the new" (anti-science morons)

"A Dark Day for Hungary" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It has been twenty months since Viktor Orban's Fidesz government launched their legislative attack on Central European University. Today, CEU officially announced that it will move all US-accredited programs to a new campus in Vienna ... Orban's government has successfully shut Hungary out of giant sections of the global intellectual community. (rise of the asshole morons uninhibited by Trumpster)

Britain can legally cancel Brexit. That's EU advice -- but will parliament agree? - the UK can revoke article 50 (la-di-land)

France Suspends Fuel Tax Increase That Spurred Violent Protests - The New York Times (little wannabe dictator Macaroni backs off plan to tax the poor)

Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like U.N. and E.U. - The New York Times (dismantling restraints on dictators like trumpster and boy is the fatfuck stupid and evil)

Manafort Discussed Deal With Ecuador to Hand Assange Over to U.S. - The New York Times - Mr. Manafort made the trip mainly to see if he could broker a deal under which China would invest in Ecuador's power system, possibly yielding a fat commission for Mr. Manafort. (and rid them of pesky creep Assange)
Reps Lieu and Rice Call For Investigation Into Conduct of Manafort's Lawyers

GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi's killing ... the evidence is overwhelming. (lock up Trump!) GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi's killing
After CIA briefing, Republicans say 'no quesstion' Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder
After CIA briefing, Republicans say 'no question' Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder
Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder - The Washington Post (and what about Dumpster's coverup?)
Corker: Saudi crown prince would be convicted of murder in '30 minutes'
Lindsey Graham HEATED Press Conference After Cia Briefing 12/4/18 - YouTube ("smoking saw")
GOP Rep. Chris Stewart Defends Trump on Khashoggi: 'Journalist Disappear' All the Time - Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) ("no one knows where they go after they disassemble themselves")

U.S. Stocks Battered by Trade, Yield Concerns: Markets Wrap - Bloomberg
Dow plunges more than 600 points on confusion over status of U.S.-China trade deal - The Washington Post

Megathread: Special counsel calls ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's cooperation 'substantial,' recommends no jail time
Stone snubs Senate document request, invoking Fifth Amendment : politics
Mueller says Michael Flynn gave 'first-hand' details of Trump transition team contacts with Russians (no collusion!)

Trump was compromised by the Russians. What else do they have on him? - Now we know Trump, like Flynn, was compromised by the Russians. Was the Moscow deal their only financial leverage over the president, or is there more?
Maybe now we know why Donald Trump won't criticize Vladimir Putin

Mueller Preparing Endgame For Russia Investigation | HuffPost - "They've been telling people they are tying up loose ends and trying to conclude"
Mueller is about to have his say -- in a big way (Opinion) - CNN

No Single News Event Will Take Down Trump - The Atlantic - It won't be a single news event that takes down the president.

Why Michael Cohen, Trump's Fixer, Confessed to It All
Here's What Trump's 'Cult 45' Refuses to Understand About the Michael Cohen Revelations -- Quite simply, why all the lying by so many people extremely close to Trump, in a manner which risks their personal liberty? This just doesn't happen in the real world, unless of course there is something important to be hidden. (witch hunT!! says Fox and Andrew McCarthy, "weren't not stupid, you are!!")

Trump's not winning anything, anywhere

Mike Flynn Report Expected to Shed Light on Mueller Probe - WSJ - Filing Tuesday could say how the former Trump aide has helped the Russia investigation

Did Trump obstruct justice in public on Monday? - The Washington Post - tweets appeared to be evidence of tampering with witnesses.
Trump's latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering

'Who is Scott Free?' A search for meaning after Trump's misuse of a medieval idiom. ... But really, scot-free traces its roots back to a medieval tax called a "scot" that arose in the 14th century ...

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS : politics
DC, Md. officials ready with subpoenas in Trump hotel case

Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company Whose Chair Was Seeking Trump Administration Funds

Majority of Americans believe House Dems should release Trump's tax returns: poll (lock up the crook!)

Exclusive: Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack - POLITICO - Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack - Republican leaders were not informed until POLITICO contacted committee officials about the incident ... exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder
National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hacked during this year's election cycle

The Guardian offered a bombshell story about Paul Manafort. It still hasn't detonated ... former campaign manager, had met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange several times, including during a critical period in March 2016.
End to Manafort plea deal could put Palm Beach Gardens home at risk - News - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL - efforts to make sure his wife could continue living in the couple's Palm Beach Gardens home should he go to prison fizzled after special counsel Robert Mueller III filed court papers last week asking a judge to throw out the deal because Manafort lied. (she he screwed her, too)
More Than 400 Justice Department Alumni Said They're "Disturbed By Matthew Whitaker's Appointment ... acting attorney general is facing a number of legal challenges in court."

In City She Shook, Stormy Daniels Speaks About Path to 'Full Disclosure'
Avenatti announces that he will not run for president in 2020 - POLITICO - The celebrity lawyer says his family has requested that he not mount a campaign against Donald Trump.

President Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. Bush. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade to make the trip. - The Washington Post (could have used his golf cart)

Eschaton: Their Records - It's unseemly to "dance on the grave" of anyone who has just died, though I think all former presidents have made enough decisions that have had catastrophic for some people that it is quite understandable if some of those people do ... Geroge H.W. Bush was a bad president for a lot of reasons. People can make that judgment by themselves, but only if it isn't taboo to actually provide them with the relevant information. (stop being gay is the best way to prevent AIDS) (hate the sin, love your gay child) And like Reagan, he stocked his Cabinet with anti-gay zealots. (rot in hell, fucker)

Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue in 1988, and the Racial Scars Are Still Fresh - The New York Times
George Bush did nothing at all - Lawyers, Guns & Money (about AIDS except "love" the gay sinners)
A premature eulogy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This morning two friends were discussing, in the context of the fulsome praise now being showered on Bush 41, what sorts of encomia would pour forth for Donald Trump when 45 shuffles off this mortal coil ... For example Goebbels and his wife murdered their six young children before killing themselves ...
THE MAN WHO WAS HOLLYWOOD - The New York Times (Sam Goldfish, another Jewish molester dick)
The View's Joy Behar and Meghan McCain blow up during tribute to George Bush | Daily Mail Online

Eschaton: This Is Dumb No Matter Who Says It - It's the kind of thing Trump says, but more than that there is no "most qualified" and saying it makes voters roll their eyes (as they should). -- "I think I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president," Biden told an audience in Montana (STFU & GTFO, JoeBi, you might be one of the "most stupidest" if that)

Republicans embraced Trump's immigration scare tactics and paid a high political price< -- The wreckages of the Republican embrace of Trumpism are everywhere. Voters want solutions and are tired of strategies that divide the electorate. /a>

Eschaton: Behind The Curtain - Did you know who was behind No Labels? I never did. I always thought they were bad because the whole premise is ridiculous (Donald Trump Is A Problem Solver). Somehow they always managed to get all kinds of press for their stupid grift. The press is suckers for this bipartisan/nonpartisan bullshit, but No Labels was even more vapid (and obvious, really) than usual. -- Apparently extremely rich people are behind it!

Bernie Sanders Stakes Out Forceful Climate Stance, Leapfrogging The 2020 Field | HuffPost - The 2016 presidential race largely ignored climate change. The Vermont senator is banking on that no longer being possible. (Trump said it was a Chinese hoax and Hillary kept her mouth basically shut)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's $21 trillion mistake (military set up their books so you will never know where your money went and it might only be $14.5 trillion, so shrug)

After losing women in midterms -- Republicans will let Violence Against Women Act expire as their final act of Congress

Fate of The Weekly Standard is uncertain, editor tells staff - CNN
'Not a natural death" : the Never-Trump bastion Weekly Standard may be shut down - "This is not about dwindling subscribers. This is about strip-mining TWS for its assets." - namely, the magazine's subscriber lists ...

Midwestern Republicans Try To Kneecap New Democratic Governors | HuffPost - In Wisconsin and Michigan, GOP legislatures aren't taking the party's losses well (the lie cheat steal rape plunder party?)
Republicans to vote Tuesday on curbing powers of Tony Evers, limiting early voting
Wisconsin Republicans are trying to subvert the will of the voters. They're part of a larger trend. (Putin/Bonesaw 2024! say Republicans)

'Banana republic dictators' : Democrats fume over last-minute GOP power-grabs in Wisconsin, Michigan - One Republican lawmaker said the measures were needed because the GOP didn't trust the incoming governor in Wisconsin. (you know who else you can't trust?)
Republicans advance plan to limit Democrats' power, drop proposal to move 2020 presidential primary (instead, only Reublican votes will count)

Let's stop using euphemisms; American democracy is under attack - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Republicans: It Is Illegitimate For Democrats to Govern - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wisconsin Republican Scott Fitzgerald Says It Outright: Only Republicans Are Allowed to Govern - That is the new party philosophy, stated outright by the majority leader of the Wisconsin senate.
The GOP's 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our Enemy
Good Time To Point Out Voter ID Would Not Stop Republican Election Fraud. Watching the actual voter fraud in North Carolina shows how useless voter ID laws truly are. : politics

US HOUSE DISTRICT 9 RACE: Channel 9 uncovers similarities between absentee ballots in U.S. House District 9 race | WSOC-TV
North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate - The Washington Post - Republicans have stayed largely silent about the allegations, instead accusing the state elections board of trying to steal the race. (crooks all the way down)
Democrats could refuse to seat North Carolina Republican, Hoyer says - The Washington Post

With State Official's Fate Looking Grim, NH Could Lose First In Nation Status - Gardner has held the position for 42 years and fiercely protects New Hampshire's place on the primary calendar from other states that want the attention -- and money ... Gardner, who is one of just three secretaries of state chosen by a state legislature, is under fire from fellow Democrats for his participation in President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud and for backing GOP legislation to tighten voter registration rules. (so, an asshole)

Women-led data team helped Democrats win the House majority | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Trump's alienation of younger voters is a generational gamble for GOP

Bob Brady aide Smukler found guilty on 9 of 11 counts in campaign finance case - Smukler, 58, who has helped dozens of Democrats win public office over the last 30 years, was convicted of coordinating multiple unlawful contributions and falsifying finance reports for candidates in back-to-back congressional races.

Nostalgia About the Past Doesn't Help Us Understand the Past, the Present, or the Future - Lawyers, Guns & Money (no, CEOs weren't kindlier and gentler when America was great in the '50s) As historians are increasingly exploring, CEOs were setting up the infrastructure to repeal the New Deal and worker power in the 1930s and 1940s (it's all about power and the rich try to make sure you don't have any)

Bruce Springsteen doesn't think anyone can topple Trump in 2020. Here's why ... "I don't know precisely what I'm going to do this time, but I tend to think the more you make yourself available, perhaps the less weight your word carries," he said.

Sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein settles court case, apologizes | Miami Herald

Corporate tax breaks cost U.S. schools billions of lost revenue: report | Reuters

'Damn Right, I'm a White Nationalist' Declares Texas GOP Platform Committee Member - A connected tea party activist says white nationalism has nothing to do with race supremacy -- it's just part of Trump's "America First" vision ... "the pivotal political moment came when Obama came on the scene. I knew immediately that America was in trouble," (said the nazi racist asshole Republican)

Black Man Killed by Police in Alabama Was Shot From Behind, Autopsy Shows - The New York Times (hero cop shot him 3x in the back)

Born in Philadelphia, U.S. citizen says he was held for deportation to Jamaica at ICE's request (Trump's gestapo and can we deport Charlie Fucking Baker now? and oh, get this:) "Basic Ordreing Agreements" stipulate that the federal agency compensate sheriffs to the tune of $50 for extending the detention of "criminal aliens" (let's incentivize this shit and profit! ... and ... this should be worth a couple of million, maybe they'll take it out of the sheriff's pension fund)
Newton judge and lawyers were right to be concerned about ICE in the courtroom - The Boston Globe - By Nancy Gertner (the system is totally corrupt and fuck Charlie Fucking Baker and all the assholes who voted for him like the majority of boglo commenters)
Transgender woman's death in ICE custody was 'entirely preventable,' advocates say after new autopsy released : news

The Reason Many Ultrarich People Aren't Satisfied With Their Wealth (it's never enough as their souls rot)

Student organizers boot SNL writer from stage during standup routine for jokes deemed offensive - Columbia Daily Spectator

Les Moonves Obstructed Investigation Into Misconduct Claims, Report Says - The New York Times (instead of the usual Jewish exhibitionism, jamming his dick down womens' throats)
'Transactional' Sex and a Secret Resignation Letter: Takeaways From a Report on Les Moonves

Here to explain earthquakes is a man who says the Earth is flat and carried through space on the backs of four elephants... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Some of the viewpoints may be wrong and dangerously so, but they must be presented because reporters who understand the topic enough to call bullshit are expensive it is only fair that all sides are heard. Perhaps then people who don't like that method of reporting will be happy to learn that in a recent segment about the outbreak of e. coli that has been linked to romaine lettuce, CNN interviewed one source.

Best places to live in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe - #1: CAMBRIDGE - Median Single-Family Price $1,310,000 - Change Since 2012 +59% - Median Condo Price $725,000 ... From quaint side streets to buzzy restaurants and nightlife, from top universities to high-tech startups, Cambridge has it all ... #2: WINCHESTER - Median Single-Family Price $1,085,000 - Change Since 2012 +55% - Median Condo Price $571,000 ... A photogenic suburb northwest of Boston, "Winchester is a quintessential New England small town . . . like a community that might be pictured inside a snowglobe"

'One of the best days of my life' In wind and cold, Leicester marijuana shop continues to draw in crowds (said the 87 yr-old)

Man who worked on demolition crew recalls the razing of Boston

Whats a tell-tale sign someone is smarter than average? : AskReddit

What's a rule that was implemented somewhere, that massively backfired? : AskReddit

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users : technology

Wells Fargo computer glitch blamed as hundreds lose their homes - CBS News

The Friendship That Made Google Huge | The New Yorker

Tumbler'xsys Porn Ban Is The Middle Of The End Of The Old Internet - The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.


'Just a lot of alarmism' : skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP (party of dimbulb necromongers)
Trump Is More A Symptom Than a Cause, Cont'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Climate change denialism is as mainstream Republican as white guys in suits and vote suppression.
David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon | Environment | The Guardian - Naturalist tells leaders at UN climate summit that fate of world is in their hands

Trump's tweet on China's 'leap forward' was a poor choice - The Washington Post - "Big leap forward" (followed by millions of dead people)

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Another diplomat was diagnosed with 'Havana sumdrome.' Here's what we know - The illness afflicts only government employees from the United States and Canada. Sufferers report feeling pulsing or hearing a ringing in their ears. Then headaches, dizziness, trouble concentrating and struggles to remember basic words and facts.

Soros-founded university says it has been kicked out of Hungary as an autocrat tightens his grip - The Washington Post (and fuck you, anti-semitic Sheryl)

Qatar to Leave OPEC as Politics Finally Rupture Oil Cartel - Bloomberg (Trump is Bonesaw's puppet in war on Qatar)

Intercepts Solidify C.I.A. Assessment That Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times (Dumpster and Ja-Red co-conspirators in murder and look at the pic, they're all clutching their balls)

Russia says Putin greeted other leaders just like the Saudi crown prince. Let's check the tape

Trump said he canceled his meeting with Putin over Ukraine. They met at the G20 anyway - The U.S. president just can't Vladimir Putin, who wants yet another meeting before the middle of next year. ("Trump is Putin's bitch")

No One Knows What's Happening in This Tent City for Migrant Kids - ICE is arguing that it can't be held accountable for its officers sexually assaulting or raping detainees...
ICE Detention Center Says It's Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees (everyone they raped "consented" b/c whatever)

LGBTQ protections in Trump's new trade deal were nullified ... in a footnote

President Trump Tweets About Roger Stone Testifying Against Him in Possible Obstruction of Justice, Witness Tampering - It's right there, out in the open.
Legal Experts Say Trump Just Committed Witness Tampering on Twitter : politics
Fmr Federal Prosecutor: If I Had a Wiretap and Someone Said What Trump Tweeted I'd Say 'Wow, We Got Him on Obstruction'

Whoops, Rudy Giuliani: Your tweet indirectly called President Trump a traitor - MarketWatch

Mueller's breadcrumbs suggest he has the goods (and he's gonna "bake" Trump, hahaha) )
Mueller is building a conspiracy case that's likely to ensnare Trump and his family (Ivanka will chinese trademark her prison suit)
Mueller is building a conspiracy case that's likely to ensnare Trump and his family
'Immediate Trouble' for Don Jr. Predicted After Michael Cohen Guilty Plea
Expect Mueller to lay out a 'conspiracy case' taht will 'ensnare the president's family': Ex-federal prosecutor
Perjury Chart: Trump Associates' Lies, False, or Misleading Statements on Russia to Federal Authorities

Trump praises Roger Stone for not cooperating with Mueller : politics
Legal questions swirl around idea to offer $50 million penthouse to Putin in Trump Tower Moscow - ABC News

The Mueller investigation is closing in on Trump | Jill Abramson | Opinion | The Guardian - What a catalogue of rogues - and what a tantalizing pile of clues. Surely we will soon know where all this leads - Jill Abramson
After the latest Mueller news, these corrupt Trump moves look much worse - The Washington Post

The Best TV Show Donald Trump Will Ever Create - And we, the readers and viewers of 2018, are consuming the Russia investigation news like we're part of the biggest internet fandom there's ever been ... There's a missing professor, a Moscow deal, a porn star, a Russian spy, a Russian billionaire, his son, his son's music promoter, highly lucrative overseas political consulting, secret memos, secret recordings of calls, secret payoffs, surveillance warrants, the existence of Carter Page, the vagueness of that Trump Tower meeting, the dossier, the overheard lunches, the texts between the FBI agents, the love affair between George and Simona, the emergence of Michael Avenatti, the latter-day resurrection of Rudy Giuliani and Lanny Davis, and on and on and on and on .... surreal plots ...

In Twist, Trump Now Bemoaning Military Spending As 'Crazy'

Did Trump Forget Melania Is Standing Next To Him? - YouTube

Warner says he believes Republicans would 'like to have known' Trump was dealing with Russia in 2016 (oh sure)

Behind Michael Cohen's deal: All the lies surrounding Trump start to crumble - Michael Cohen has been talking to Mueller and other prosecutors for months: This is very bad for Team Trump (Digby)

Subpoenas to begin for Trump records in emoluments case : politics
Norm Eisen on Twitter: "BREAKING: the court has ordered discovery to begin in the Maryland & DC #emoluments case led by @BrianFrosh & @AGKarlRacine & cocounseled by @CREWcrew @deepakguptalaw & @CohenMilstein. Here we go!"

For the first time in decades, the sitting president won't eulogize a former president (he can't read anymore and they are afraid of a 90 minutes free-association rant)

Fox News Panelist Says Mueller 'Might Have Something' and 'Things Are Starting to Seem a Little Weird'
Sean Hannity Apparently Thinks Trump Can Investigate the DOJ via Military Tribunal. That's 'Completely False'

Alan Dershowitzs still advising Jeffrey Epstein (and himself, since he was on the pedo-plane)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Mike Huckabee: Leave Lying to Your Daughter, 'She's Much Better at It' (hahaha she's good)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Donald Trump administration has been 'criminal from the start' (all the things Hillary could never say for some unknown reason)
There's another 29-year-old going to Congress: She also kicked Donald Trump's butt

The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out - That was quick. (hahaha the rich kept all the money didn't tinkle down any of it, suckers)

How No Labels Went From Preaching Unity to Practicing the Dark Arts - Internal documents show a group funded by the biggest names in finance. But also beset by dysfunction and division. (nah, they were always corrupt idiots and for fucks sake, Mark Penn hahahaha))

Black Women Decided The 2016 Democratic Nominee. They'll Have An Even Bigger Say In 2020.
Every Accusation is a Confession, Vote Fraud Fraud Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's appropriate that the vote suppression fanatics in the North Carolina Republican Party are also practitioners of actual election theft:
EXCLUSIVE: Absentee ballot envelopes in North Carolina fit into "a pattern of fraud"

Emergency Protests Planned to Stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP's "Shocking and Naked Power Grab" ("protest" all you want, libtards, BeerKav has our backs)

'Nothing's invisible now' : How the 2020 contenders are trampling the old rules -- From Bernie Sanders to Elizabeth Warren to Kamala Harris, the emerging 2020 Democratic field is taking a new approach to the early presidential campaign (and fucking it's all about him Bernie will fuck us again)

Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp, leader says : politics

Republican North Carolina Election Fraud, Wisconsin Power Grab Show Party Is Danger to American Republic - Its primary national imperatives are bigotry, plutocracy, and ratf*cking. It must be held accountable ... it illustrates perfectly how fully the prion disease has destroyed the higher functions of the Republican brain. The Republican Party as it is presently constituted is the greatest threat to the American republic since Appomattox. It needs to die, fast and hard, and the ground salted so that it does not rise again.
The Republican Party Is the Single Greatest Threat to the American Republic : politics
Republicans Are No Longer Committed to That Whole Peaceful Transfer of Power Thing : politics

Wisconsin's GOP Aims to Strip Power From the Incoming Democratic Governor
Incoming attorney general slams GOP plan to curb his powers, says it subverts democracy : politics

Michigan's marijuana tax revenue would be gutted by lame duck bill -- In addition to lowering the tax rate from 10 percent to three percent, the bill cuts out Michigan's schools and roads from receiving tax revenue from legal marijuana. (Christians say no roads of sin for you)
Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot : news

Billionaire Heiress Lashes Out at Unions Because Her Fortune Didn't Buy Election. If anyone has a "stranglehold" on politicians it's silver spooned magnates like DeVos (pyramid swindler you mean)

Max Rose came to Congress to do big things. But first, he has to do dumb things. - The Washington Post - During orientation, he and a crew of fellow Democrats, all military veterans, formed their own Gang of Nine. (stupid army dicks fucking the party )

Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be. : politics (Cherokees all voted for Trump, b/c they hate moochers and gays)

Maine Lawmaker Wants To Limit Childhood Vaccination Exemptions : politics

FBI raids home of Atlantic City mayor | - FBI agents raided the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just before 8 a.m. Monday morning - Gilliam, a Democrat elected in November 2017, was also recently served with municipal criminal summons from a mid-November brawl at the Haven nightclub.

'Racist' Christmas tree display gets two Minneapolis Police officers suspended - The Washington Post (copster racist jerks thought they were being funny)

Milo Yiannopoulos 'more than $2m in debt' Australian promoters' documents show - Cache details deterioration in relationship between far right activist and his former Gold Coast-based promoters ... Creditors listed in the documents include employees of his company, a wedding venue and his former sponsors, the billionaire Mercer family. (the evil and grift are deep)

Broward County Sheriff's Office investigates deputy's #QAnon patch.
Broward Sheriff's Office Demotes QAnon Cop Matt Patten | Miami New Times (dumbfuck cop made the whole dept look stupid)
South Florida #QAnon Cop Gets Demoted from SWAT Team : news

Student sues Harvard over its investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman off campus : news

The digital-media bubble is bursting. That's hurting a generation of promising young journalists. (pivot off the cliff)
Aram Zucker-Scharff on Twitter: "You cannot apply Tech Startup Economics to a Journalism company and expect it to operate ethically. All VC-based startups are operating on a set of incentives which are already unethical, but doubly so for journalists"


Guy completes a challenge from Flat Earther who promises 100,000 dollars to whoever completes the challenge : videos

The Trouble With Tuna: 'A Lot of Millennials Don't Even Own Can Openers' (there must be an iPhone app for that, right?)

TIL that only 14.5% of American men are 6 feet tall or taller. About 3% are taller than 6 feet 2 inches. Interestingly however, 58% of CEOs in the U.S. are over 6 feet. : todayilearned

Harvard scientists have a new look at RNA and how life may have begun on Earth - The Boston Globe

The Cure Factory - The Washington Post - UCLA is on a mission to make the world's most harrowing ailments -- everything from bubble-baby disease to HIV -- relics of the past.

Grandparents increasingly targeted by impostors who know "everything" about them : news

What is the stupidest question on this sub that you have seen get super successful? : AskReddit

Tumblr to ban all adult content | Technology : news - For realz, it's the #1 porn distribution platform as of now.

PC user's guide to privacy : pcmasterrace

Michelle Obama swore when criticizing Sheryl Sandberg's 'lean in' mantra, and the Internet lost it ... "It's not always enough to lean in because that s--- doesn't work all the time" (Sheryl Billionare Fuckberg)
The George Soros Scandal Is Entirely Of Facebook's Own Making - recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think ... Delay, Deny, and Deflect ... (Zuckerfuck's and Fuckberg's motto)


Want Someone to Care About Climate Change? Make It Personal | WIRED
The Climate Apocalypse Is Now, and It's Happening to You

A Generation of Widows, Raising Children Who Will Be Forged by Loss - The New York Times (Trump will drop moar bombzzz)

Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of '08 Unhealed (needs more austerity! hello, Ferkel)

Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobic, Now 'Very Worried' About Homosexuality in the Church ("we're all gay except for the pedos" he said)

Iran Test Launches Ballistic Missile Violating UN Security Council Ban - a medium range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads. The missile has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East. (the NK playbook, Trump will soon be their best buddy)

Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships : news

The U.S. Senate's Historic Vote on Yemen, with Some Historical Perspective - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged over revealing dress : news (they could see part of her ankle -- "inciting debouchery")

Israeli Police Recommend Netanyahu Be Charged With Bribery In Telecom Case | HuffPost - uncovered enough evidence to charge the prime minister and his wife with bribery and fraud. (lock up the crooks!)

Meghan Markle's left her personal assistant in tears | Daily Mail Online ... amid a myriad of reports about 37-year-old Meghan's behaviour towards members of staff (raving entitled asshole bitch)

Worst riot in a decade engulfs Paris; Macron vows action - The Boston Globe - 133 people had been injured and 412 had been arrested as protesters trashed the streets of the capital
Paris riots: PM to meet protest groups after worst unrest in decade | World news | The Guardian - Shops and cars set alight after peaceful gilets jaunes protest turns violent

Russian spokesman says there were contacts on Trump Tower, but they 'disappeared' (after putting themselves into a locked bag and shooting themselves twice in the head while jumping out of a window)

Trump overheard saying 'get me out of here' as he suddenly walks off stage at G20 summit
TO? ?O?E T?AViS on Twitter: "Oh my lord. Trump just wandered right off the stage, leaving the Argentinian president all by himself. A staffer is then observed attempting to stop and retrieve Trump. Ladies and gentlemen... Donald Trump." ... During another embarrassing moment on the world stage, the audience and reporters can be heard audibly laughing at Trump as he wanders off, leaving the Argentinian president in clear annoyance
Trump Greets Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Promptly Walks Off Stage | HuffPost - This is not the first time Trump has walked away aimlessly .
"Walk-on? That's a walk-off, that's what this is." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Will the United States of America ever be seen as anything other than the country that gave a bilious bigoted sexual predator who has an ego the size of the moon and all the markers of a serious drug addiction the keys to the most powerful nuclear arsenal on Earth? (sundowning Trump)

Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing

Democrats, Trump spar over border wall funding ahead of possible government shutdown - ABC News
He's Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks - The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. (with your money)

Top US naval commander in Middle East found dead - CNNPolitics - no evidence of foul play at this time. (but no mention of age)
U.S. Navy admiral Scott Stearney found dead in apparent suicide : news

Michael Cohen plea signals 'blockbuster indictment,' says Watergate prosecutor

Schiff: Trump refusal to rule out Manafort pardon adds to evidence of obstruction of justice : politics

Comey says he's reached agreement with Republicans for congressional testimony : politics - free to talk when done and transcript released in 24 hours

Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - President David Cop-A-Feel is dead.
George H.W. Bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - while his 1988 campaign was proto-Trumpian, as was his pardoning of various Iran-Contra crooks, in terms of total body of work the two elected Republican presidents who preceded and succeeded him were much worse. R.I.P.
In short, Bush believed that you could buy crack across from the White House and wanted to demagogue it on national television. But you really couldn't t easily buy crack from across the White House. So the DEA set up a kid so Bush could have a moment. ... 10000000 points of light and War on black people Druggzzzz!)
The Media Is Erasing George H.W. Bush's Catastrophic Harm To LGBTQ People

Avenatti crashes and burns

You Can't Expect Someone Responsible For As Many As 800 Words A Week To Come Up With New Ideas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sad -- I guess MoDo's highly underworked research assistant sent the column intended for Penthouse Forum into the New York Times:

Democrats won the House with the largest midterms margin of all time : politics (but it certainly wasn't wavy, say conservative media and Bret Stephens)

Insecure Men Were a Big Trump Demographic in 2016 : politics
Despite Big House Losses, G.O.P. Shows No Signs of Course Correction - The New York Times

North Carolina Race Roiled by Claims of Voter Fraud -- But Not the Kind the GOP Worries About (Satan's got you in his grasp)

Hyde-Smith Turned Mississippi's Racial Clock Back to 1964

The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise? - The Washington Post - The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise? (self-serving treasonous delusionality is a southern tradition)

Oklahoma senator wants to classify abortion as felony homicide : politics (always their wetdream)
Kentucky congressman questions food stamps: 'If healthcare is a right, is food as well?'

A Catholic priest confronts a clergy sex abuse scandal in his own parish - The Washington Post

Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Sexual Misconduct [Updated] | Vanity Fair - Two women have stepped forward with stories about the Cosmos host, spurring Fox and National Geographic to launch an investigation.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Addresses Sexual Misconduct Accusations : television

A High School Newspaper Was Suspended For Publishing An Investigation Into Football Players's Transfers -- "Well, you raised an uproar, we're going to try and silence you" said Halle Roberts, 17, the editor-in-chief of the Har-Ber Herald in Arkansas. (where highschool sportsball is the biggest industry)

Black college lacrosse player is arrested for racist N-word and swastika graffiti | Daily Mail Online - Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for spraying N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus (pure terror)

Sexy Talk Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?' : technology

Running in highly cushioned shoes increases leg stiffness and amplifies impact loading : science

ELI5: Why do drug stores have tons of reading glasses in varying intensities (for farsighted people), but no pre-made glasses for nearsighted people? : explainlikeimfive

Is Quantum Mechanics Really Random? : askscience

Study: Frequency of pornography viewing not linked to body image or relationship problems in women - A new study suggests that pornography viewing frequency, perceptions of excessive use, and control difficulties are unrelated to body image or relationship problems among women. : science

Canadian scientists discover massive unexplored cave in the middle of nowhere. : videos

TIL Oprah had a brother who said that she never supported him financially because he was gay. He died of AIDS in 1989. : todayilearned (it's always been all about her)

Which is that one thing you still regret doing it?? : AskReddit

What is the creepiest subreddit? : AskReddit

Here Is The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros - has never been published before. You can read one of those documents here. (running for pres anti-semitic Jewish PR girl Sheryl Fuckberg ran anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda to distract from her failures and she sure doesn't look like her PR pic anymore)

Blame The Right People for Media Failures | First Draft - You relied on Facebook -- Facebook, in the year of our Lord Jesus Delano Roosevelt, 2018 -- or revenue from videos -- VIDEOS -- and when that went tits-up you had no backup plan. Any ten people on the street could have told you that relying on third-party companies to give you the traffic you'd otherwise have to build like grown-ups was a long wait for a train don't come and a shitty risk besides, but no, you pivoted like hell until you drilled a hole and fell in it. (supporting the "business costs" of a whole floor of WTC and a bigly paid pres, how about the "business costs" of extreme stupidity?)


19 of 20 World Leaders Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Trump Was the Lone Holdout. : politics ... He physically looks like an idiot in that group. He looks like that one moron that nobody seems to know who actually invited him.

The US has dropped more munitions in 2018 in Afghanistan than it has in any year in over a decade - News - Stripes (Dumpster sets loose the death machine, necro-generals have orgasms)

CIA finds Saudi crown prince sent at least 11 messages to adviser who oversaw Khashoggi killing around time of his death : politics
'We don't want him here' : Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit ... Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin! (christ, what an asshole)
'I am worried: Macron's chat with Saudi prince captured at G20 -- French presidential aide confirms they spoke about Khashoggi murder and Yemen after microphone picks up informal talk ... "Don't worry. It's OK. I can deal with it" (BoneSaw said, "I own Trump" +wtf is little Macaroni doing?)
Trump cancels G-20 press conference : politics (chickened out to watch Fox and east McDonalds)

Mattis: Russia interfered in 2018 midterms : politics
Emma Loop on Twitter: "Rep. Gohmert had a chart about Uranium One and Russia. " (what they were interested in after Putin hacked the election)

Putin's Spokesman Displays Trump Lawyer's Emails ("why yes, we do own the crooked little orange moron why do you ask?" )
Cohen: Trump Knew I Called Kremlin for Help With Trump Tower Moscow : politics
Cohen claims 'regular contact' with Trump legal team when crafting false statement to Congress (sounds kinda obstructy)
Lifting Russian Sanctions Key To Trump Deal Exposed By Michael Cohen | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC : politics - Trump was advocating dropping sanctions without disclosing that for the US to do that would be a huge financial windfall for him, because now we know Trump and his business at that time were secretly negotiating a gigantic business deal for Trump Tower Moscow that was being financed by a Russian sanctioned bank ... Trump was knowingly doing business with active enemies of the US while promising them the most historically pro-Russia foreign policy ever.
Lifting Russian sanctions key to Trump deal exposed by Cohen : politics
Cohen Bombshell Confession: I Reached Out To Kremlin & Trump Knew | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC - YouTube

Hayes: "The President Was Compromised...Full Stop" | All In | MSNBC ... "President Individual 1"

Trump is energetically and persistently assaulting the rule of law -

Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say - The New York Times - a scheme to launder millions of dollars into the country to help a flamboyant Malaysian financier end a Justice Department investigation. Elliott Broidy,
Trump, Russia and lessons from the mob: Did 'godfathers' steer collusion probe?
Former Justice Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Deceive U.S. Banks about Millions of Dollars in Foreign Lobbying Funds : politics

Devin Nunes protected Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. from Mueller probe: Democrats won't (lock up the little commie traitor: "That potato-headed fuck is going to be in a world of hurt before all this is over." and see his HS pic)
How Devin Nunes Helped Robert Mueller - The House Intelligence Committee chair may have unintentionally assisted the special counsel in building cases against Trump ... the irony ... is that ... Devin Nunes, Rep. Mike Conaway (who purportedly led the Russia inquiry after Nunes's quasi-recusal), lead interrogator Trey Gowdy, and the other GOP members of the committee may, wholly unintentionally, prove to have been devastatingly effective questioners in the service of future false-statement prosecutions. (oh the irony, the dumbfuck traitor screwed Trump)

Pence tweets, deletes photo with sheriff's deputy in QAnon patch (pretending to be military heros but very stupid)

Senate Intelligence Committee has referred cases of suspected lying to Mueller - The Washington Post
Mueller Exposes the Culture of Lying That Surrounds Trump - The New York Times

Trump's Book Club: A President Who Doesn't Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him (everything he does is marketing evil)

Whitaker's Ascent at Justice Dept. Surprised Investigators of Firm Accused of Fraud (he even looks crooked as shit, a perfect Trumpoid)

No tears for Paul Ryan: On the short, unhappy tenure of the worst House speaker ever : politics (a serious policy wonk of eviltude but only if you forget Newt SlimeLizard Gringgerrichs)

In-Depth Analysis by Team of UMass Amherst Economists Shows Viability of Medicare For All : politics

Rural Americans Are Now The Largest Slice Of Federal Food Aid Recipients : politics (welfare queen farmer moochers drivin' around in their F-950's and gold tractors! and eatin' steak!)

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics

California Republicans see what happens when more voters vote, and they don't like it one bit : politics (Republicans consider trying to raise voting age to 65)
Inside the GOP's California nightmare - The party lost big in the state's November House races, and Republicans didn't see it coming - The nightmare results were the end result of a toxic brew of overconfidence and presidential unpopularity, as some Republicans failed to recognize and reckon with the unprecedented negative reaction to President Donald Trump

Wisconsin GOP seeks to strip power from Tony Evers, limit early voting (fuck your democracy, Rethugs say)
GOP moves to dilute power of gov, attorney general, secretary of state (in MI also, of course. Rethugs are pure evil)

Is a Do-Over Election Incoming? North Carolina Republicans Alleged to Have Committed Massive Voter Fraud : politics (becoming more clear)
North Carolina elections board chairman resigns, says he doesn't want his partisan views to hurt election fraud investigation. (Refucks always cheat)

'I Love You, Too' : George Bush's Final Days
Eight women say George HW Bush groped them. Their claims deserve to be remembered as we assess his legacy. (hello, Al Franken)
Eight Is History Being Too Kind to George H.W. Bush? - POLITICO Magazine - The 41st president put self-interest over principle time and time again.

Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis - The New York Times

St. Louis Police Officers Indicted on Charges of Viciously Beating Black Undercover Colleague They Mistook For a Protester : politics (sadistic asshole fuckers)

They say he yelled 'I hate Mexicans' before attacking them with a metal bar. Will this Utah case be considered a hate crime?

She Thought She Was In Bed With Her Boyfriend, Until She Saw His Face - Rape by Fraud (and MA is retarded, as usual but not like IN)

Fox Is Investigating Neil DeGrasse Tyson After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct - Three women have accused the celebrity astrophysicist of inappropriate sexual behavior ... "look for Pluto" in her dress (near UR-Anus asshole)
Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct | David G. McAfee
'Cosmos' Host Neil deGrasse Tyson To Be Investigated By Fox, Nat Geo & Producers After New Sexual Misconduct Allegations ... Feel DeAss Tyson ... Neil grabDeAss Tyson (but sourced from Patheos, may not be true and also, Morgan Freeman had an affair with his step-granddaughter? and she died)

TIL There Are 328 Human People Named "Abcde" in the United States ... TIL There are approximately 656 parents who never thought ahead.

CHP: Drunk driver slept while Tesla appeared to drive Hwy 101 on autopilot - (the future is here)


More Americans and most Republicans now believe in climate change - CNNPolitics - About 8 in 10 Americans believe the climate is changing, causing extreme weather. Two thirds of Republicans believe the same thing. A majority of Americans (54%) consider it a "very serious" problem ... 64% of Republicans believe in climate change, compared to 49% in a 2015 Monmouth poll.

'Major' damage to Anchorage area after severe magnitude-7 earthquake in Alaska
Large earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska, causing 'major infrastructure damage

There Is No Left Case for Nationalism | The Nation - Endorsing nationalism isn't compromise. It's compromised

Russia and Ukraine had a short naval battle. Here's what you need to know

CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi - WSJ - Conclusion that Mohammad< 'probably order" killing relies in part on 11 messages he sent to adviser who oversaw hit squad around time it killed journalist /a>

Why the G-20 Leaders Are Gloating Behind Trump's Back -- Amid the latest Russia revelations, the president's foreign rivals will be coldly calculating how long he can last. (FP: "rivals" "coldly" "gloating")
Russia regrets Trump plan to cancel Argentina meeting and is still 'ready for contact' correction: A previous version of this story incorrect stated that Russia "rejected" Donald Trump's plan to cancel the meeting. Raw Story regrets the error.
Strongmen strut their stuff on G20 stage - Russian leader and Saudi crown prince set tone with jovial greeting.
As Trump Panic-Tweets, Putin Cracks His Whip and Shows Him Who's Boss - his was the week that the bottom fell out of Donald Trump's presidency.

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 - The Washington Post
Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94 : news

Next Week Will Be Busy for Robert Mueller | Law & Crime - undefined
Mueller's team promises to drop new "Crimes and Lies" report on Manafort by next week

'Individual 1' : Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe
Robert Mueller and His Prosecutors: Who They Are and What They've Done

The lies that Mueller has already documented - The Washington Post
"Trump Was Totally Caught Off Guard by the Cohen Plea" : Inside Trumpworld, Some Fear Mueller Has Laid a Perjury Trap - Rudy Giuliani is frustrated at Mueller's The White House is in a defensive crouch. "It's an untethered distuation," a person close to the president said.
Rudy Giuliani may now be in Robert Mueller's crosshairs: "The lawyers are going to need lawyers"

Mueller's coming attractions ... Every twist of the investigation shows that Mueller knows far more than we thought he did:

The Russian Leverage Over Donald Trump - The Atlantic - A foreign adversary has possessed potentially damaging information about the president for an extended period of time.
Trump talked up Russia during now-revealed secret Moscow project talks - The Washington Post

Was Trump compromised? Is he still? - The Washington Post
Cohen's Plea Suggests Russians Held 'Kompromat' on Trump
Trump is more scared of Vladimir Putin than Robert Mueller: national security expert

Cohen believed Trump would pardon him, but then things changed : politics

Lies, lies and more lies: This is not how innocent people act - The Washington Post
Trump's inner circle has always been a cesspool
What logn-ago 'favor' made Trump keep Michael Cohen around? Here are my guesses.
Here's verything You Need To Know About Michael Cohen's New Guilty Plea -- former personal lawyer admitted to lying to Congress last year ... "The blast radius caused by Cohen's cooperation could be enormous. As Trump's Cohen not only can implicate Trump for colluding with Russia but potentially the entire Trump organization." (yes, lock them all up +"virtuous corruption" of autocrats)
Field Commander Cohen Was Our Most Important Turncoat - Lawyers, Guns & Money

It Seems Robert Mueller Has the Evidence Needed to Charge Donald Trump Jr. Right Now : politics
Eschaton: What About Beavis - Butthead and Ivanka have problems.
Who else is in danger from Cohen plea? - The Washington Post ... , Ivanka, who is now a top White House adviser, and his eldest son, Don Jr., were also working to make Trump Tower Moscow a reality

Trump defender Alan Dershowitz is deeply involved in the sordid Jeffrey Epstein scandal ... Roberts went public with her claims about sex with Dershowitz and Prince Andrew in 2011 in a paid interview with the British tabloid ... (Dershofuck's sordid past)

How Trump Fuels the Fascist Right | by Bernard E. Harcourt | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

On the Trump-Mood Beat -- but Why?
Vice President Mike Pence Deleted Picture Of Florida Deputy With QAnon Patch

There's No Right to Jail a President in the Constitution Because The Founders Never Imagined a Crook Like Trump -- Is this what the presidency of this republic is supposed to be: the safe haven of a scoundrel, a witness protection program for a liar and lawbreaker?
Trumpism is rotten to its core. And the stench of corruption and failure is everywhere. - The Washington Post

Conservatives, Prepare Yourself Now for What Mueller May Find -- How we react in the aftermath of the special counsel's findings will determine the future of the Republican Party and, possibly, the country. (said the conservative)

Senator Richard Burr Runs Senate Intelligence Committee Correctly, Refuses to Let Trump Associates Lie - Senator Richard Burr is running his committee rightand throwing Trump apparatchiks into further peril because of it. ... I won't tell you the number of times, but we have made referrals to the special prosecutor.

Trump once said he had "no dealings with Ruissia." Now he claims "everybody knew" about them. Trump has dramatically moved the goalposts about his contacts with Russia. Here are the receipts.

Michael Cohen's guilty plea proves House GOP's Russia probe a sham (and little commie Devin Nunes obstructed justice)

Rahm Emanuel Suggests Democratic Party Rift Between Beto O'Rourke, Nancy Pelosi - Wants Outreach to Trump Voters - The whole American left just got scrambled around.

2018 midterm analysis is quietly getting worse - The NY Times updates Stephens' bad post-election column to make it even wronger

Moulton Calls Ocasio-Cortez's Tweet Defending Nancy Pelosi 'Offensive' ... spectators are wondering if Moulton's career in the House is coming to an end. ... "I think his future in the House is pretty limited,"

Sen. Claire McCaskill Blames Radical Democrats For Midterm Loss

Evidence of fraud mounts in uncertified North Carolina race won by Republican : politics

There's something very weird going on with this House election in North Carolina - State officials refuse to certify the results of a US House race in North Carolina.

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less' : New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

The ugly truth behind viral college acceptance reaction videos. An investigation by the NY Times. : videos

DC clerk stalls marriage over 'foreign' New Mexico ID card (not the first time this has happened)

Understanding Society: James Scott on the earliest states

New research shows that vaporized cannabis produced greater pharmacodynamic effects and higher concentrations of THC in blood compared with equal doses of smoked cannabis : science

TIL The pyramids weren't built by slaves, but a complex system of voluntary, privileged laborers. : todayilearned

Hospitals are overburdening doctors with high workloads, resulting in increasing physician burnout and suicide. A new study finds that burned-out physicians are 2x as likely to cause patient safety incidents and deliver sub-optimal care, and 3x as likely to receive low satisfaction ratings. : science

Does the force of ejaculation influence the probability of impregnation, or is this only determined by the swimming speed of individual sperm cells? : askscience

Older people can come to believe their own lies - New EEG research shows that within an hour of telling a falsehood, seniors may think it's the truth. Findings suggest that telling a falsehood scrambles older people's memory so they have a harder time recalling what really happened.

People who've dated a psycho: what incident made you aware that you were dating a psycho? : AskReddit

Microsoft is now more valuable than Apple : windowsphone

Sheryl Sandberg Asked for Soros Research, Facebook Acknowledges - The New York Times
Latest Facebook controversy puts heat on Sheryl Sandberg - The Economic Times
Cramer questions how Sheryl Sandberg could possibly stay at Facebook after the latest NYT expose
Facebook's story on Sheryl Sandberg and ongoing obsession with George Soros keeps evolving (as she gets caught in lie after lie)


Trump's FDA rollbacks may have triggered E. coli outbreak

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I - The Washington Post
More American children are uninsured despite strong economy - CNNPolitics
'The Numbers Are So Staggering.' Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year ... drug overdoses killed more than 70,000 Americans in 2017, a record. Overdose deaths are higher than deaths from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their peaks.

Why Second Trimester Abortions Should Be Legal - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Just Became The Second Largest Ever | HuffPost - Patient numbers are rising as health responders struggle to fight Ebola in a Democratic Republic of Congo war zone.

Deutsche Bank Offices Are Searched in Money Laundering Investigation - The New York Times

The homebody president: Trump keeps it quick on trips abroad - Trump departed the United States Thursday for the Group of 20 summit in Argentina , where the homebody commander in chief will spend just 48 hours on the ground yet pack in a series of high-level meetings with foreign leaders.

Ukrainian president: Putin wants to rebuild Russian Empire
Trump cancels meeting with Putin over Ukraine - ABC News

Eschaton: What An Era - But my real point is that the Bush years were full of horrible crazy shit, also, too, even aside from the more obvious stuff. People don't remember because they weren't really exposed to most of it at the time. Even I've forgotten so much (thankfully). A little flashback from everybody's favorite totebagging reasonable conservative, David Brooks ... "People in this political movement include Christopher Hitchens, Dennis Miller, Paul Wolfowitz, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Richard Holbrooke, Charles Krauthammer, the staff of Fox News, Bernard Lewis, and George Bush." ... That list of names in the last quoted paragraph... those are the liberals to David Brooks. (no memory, no history, no learning)

Veterans Affairs Dept. tells Capitol Hill it won't repay underpaid GI Bill benefits recipients - The news conflicts with a promise VA officials made to a House committee earlier this month that it would reimburse those veterans who received less than the full amount they were due. (hahaha we lied, suckers)

Experts Agree: Robert Mueller Just Played Donald Trump Like a Fiddle : politics

Trump's Recall of Moscow Deal Matches Cohen's, President's Lawyers Say
Michael Cohen Admits Talks for Trump Over Moscow Tower Occurred Well Into Campaign - The New York Times
The Legal Perils That Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea Poses for Donald Trump -- The timing of Cohen's guilty plea is significant. It seems that the prosecution team, led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, delayed Cohen's admission of guilt until after Trump and his legal team had submitted the President written answers to Mueller's questions ...
Michael Cohen's admission could put Don Jr., Trump Org staff in the crosshairs
Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen's Plea - These developments would, under normal circumstances, end a presidency. (but America wanted a crook, and that's what they got)

Mueller's Steady Stream of Russia Revelations Is Driving Trump Crazy (crazier)
Michael Cohen's Plea Over Trump Tower Moscow Lies Shows Russia Probe Is Closing in on President Trump - Michael Cohen's latest plea is a sign Robert Mueller is turning the screw.

Feds raid Ald. Burke's City Hall, ward offices (connected to Cohen's plea??)
Christmas Is for Coincidences 'Tis the season - Now here comes the Christmas miracle plot twist. A brief recap in case you've joined our production in progress: this is the same day that Michael Cohen copped a plea, and also the same day on which German authorities raided about the only bank in the world who would loan Cohen's former client money. And now, the FBI is paying Ed Burke a visit. Our production continues ... Burke's work has included conducted property tax appeals for President Donald Trump's Chicago Tower ... Cue the angelic choir. (ka-ching!)
Federal Agents Raid Office of Lawyer Who Previously Did Tax Work For Trump : politics
Trump finding out he won the election - GIF on Imgur

A Clear Link Between Trump and Russia Is Now Out in the Open : politics (and Don Jr. is toast)
Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.'s work on Trump Tower Moscow (maybe Ivanka too) ... alot of stuff about Wendi Deng (one of) Putin's mistress, ex-wife of Rupert and "friend" of Ivanka ...

I'm Craig Unger, journalist and NYT bestselling author of House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia. Ask Me Anything. ... Trump is Putin's asset, completely
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow : politics (oh, another dot!)

The stunning implications of the Manafort-Trump pipeline - The Washington Post
Rudy Giuliani Tries to Distance Trump From Trump Tower Moscow: 'This Was Cohen's Deal'
Trump's night-owl calls to Roger Stone in 2016 draw scrutiny in Mueller probe
Jerome Corsi Told Roger Stone WikiLeaks Had Dirt on Hillary's Health. Then the Attacks Started.
How Paul Manafort and Roger Stone created the mess Donald Trump said he'd clean up -- The Swamp Builders

James Comey Files Legal Action Against House Republican Subpoena : politics

Why Trump Can't Stop Talking to the Press -- post-election interview binge, explained. (it's like talk therapy with a supportive therapist for him)
How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood - The Washington Post -- From boasting about the size of his penis on national television to releasing records of his high testosterone levels, President Trump's rhetoric and behavior exude machismo. His behavior also seems to have struck a chord with some male voters ... "fragile masculinity hypothesis"... We found that support for Trump in the 2016 election was higher in areas that had more searches for topics such as "erectile dysfunction" (red state white racist snowflake dicks probably gay) "Agree but Melskankia is not much of a trophy. When the entire World has seen your wife naked..."

And I said to myself: This is the business we've chosen - Lawyers, Guns & Money - . . . also too, Deutsche Bank gave Trump more than a billion dollars in real estate loans while Anthony Kennedy's son was the head of a real estate division there. (in case you forgot why we have Kavanaugh)

Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Tastes to Identify Right-Wing Voters - The New York Times - Preferences in clothing and music are the leading indicators of political leaning ... The narratives of the great American brands, which play on the myths of the West and the (mostly male) frontier are also the narratives of the Republican right. Those who choose to spend on the former are susceptible to the latter. He mentioned Wrangler and L.L. Bean in particular

Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting - politico - The rebels, led by Democratic Reps. Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Tim Ryan of Ohio, want her to go, or at the very least commit to passing the gavel by a certain deadline ... "They want her to lame duck herself. It's not just about her. They want her to put a timeline on herself. That erodes the authority of the entire Democratic majority." (so revoltin' Moulton is the new Lieberputz and fuck you, assholes)

The Voter Fraud Fraud Has Real Victims - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Why AP had to retract its projection that GOP Rep. David Valadao had beaten Democrat TJ Cox - Los Angeles Times

Mississippi's Era of Outsize Clout in Washington Is Waning (down in the heart of slavery-loving conferate evil moochers) "The Senate might be described without too much violence to fact as the South's unending revenge upon the North for Gettysburg."

Pro-Bernie group hacked in quarter-million-dollar email scam - POLITICO - Our Revolution had raised the money to help a Native American tribe fight an oil pipeline.

Republican Party in an Oklahoma county makes clear its opposition to public education - The Washington Post ... "A better pathway would be to abolish public education, which is not a proper role of government, and allow the free market to determine pay and funding, eliminating the annual heartache we experience over this subject" ... DeVos ... (big sort continues as Republicans opt for dumb kids)

My Black Son Was Sent Home From First Grade Because of His Natural Hair | American Civil Liberties Union

Eschaton: Racially Divisive - Euphemisms for "racism" are used, in part, because they make it sound like Both Sides can be to blame. Cops shooting unarmed black people, unarmed black people making cops angry by being black. Both sides! The power of the state being used to enforce discrimination in numerous ways, those people complaining about discrimination. Both sides!

Tucker Carlson, the Daily Stormer's favorite

Holocaust scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University finds swastikas spray-painted on her office wall - NY Daily News
Boy, 9, socked in face in Brooklyn in possible anti-Semitic hate crime attack - NY Daily News

'Astonishingly cruel.' Prosecutor describes locker room sex assault case at Damascus High School (football hazing rape culture)

"I don't Want to Shoot You, Brother" -- A shocking story of police and lethal force. Just not the one you might expect.

Arizona Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Groin in Walmart ... (gun in waistband, no holster, began to slip and he shot off his dick with his dick substitute ... in the meat section)

4 Police Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights Charges For Protest Abuses | HuffPost - St. Louis cops

OC Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media |

Inside Bruegel

The dark cube: dark and light character profiles [PeerJ] - In other words, based on differences in their associations to the light side of character, the Dark Triad seems to be a dyad rather than a triad.

This video from 1936 explains spinning levers and gears better than any modern video I've seen.... : videos

Mic laid off the majority of its staff - Recode - The publisher is trying to sell the remainder of the company to Bustle Digital Group. -- Mic raised more than $60 million to build a millennial-focused news company but couldn't find a business model to support its costs, which include a one-floor office in Manhattan's World Trade Center ... Facebook recently cancelled a deal with Mic to publish a news video series (pivot to video flop)


Trump on climate change: 'People like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we're not necessarily such believers.
Eschaton: I Look Up From My Vermouth On The Rocks - Oh boy -- One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence, but we're not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it's right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South America, and when you look at many other places in this world, including Russia, including -- just many other places the air is incredibly dirty. And when you're talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small. And it blows over and it sails over. I mean, we take thousands of tons of garbage off our beaches all the time that comes over from Asia. It just flows right down the Pacific, it flows, and we say where does this come from. And it takes many people to start off with.
EPA chief: Trump administration may intervene in next climate study - politico (next study will study Trump's gut )

Dutch rail company to pay reparations for WWII deportations -- More than 100,000 Jews -- 70 percent of the Dutch Jewish community -- did not survive the war. Most were deported from the Netherlands and killed in Nazi concentration camps. (wheels of justice stil turning 72 years later, how long will the Iraq war take?)

Senate advances Yemen resolution in rebuke to Trump | TheHill

Clinton: Trump is 'part of the coverup' in Khashoggi killing
White House Muzzled CIA on Khashoggi Slaying, Mattis and Pompeo Say - undefined
"I don't speak Arabic" John Bolton says he won't listen to tape of Khashoggi killing because he won't understand it ("I don't understand Arabic screaming" he said)
John Bolton is a coward : politics (revoltin' Boltin')

'A humiliation' : Outcry after Mexico president gives highest honour to Jared Kushner

US sued for $60 million after infant in detention later died : politics
A Defendant Shows Up in Immigration Court by Himself. He's 6.
Families Are Still Being Separated at the Border, Months After "Zero Tolerance" Was Reversed -- Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They're protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. ("if they weren't criminal, they wouldn't be migrants" +"zero tolerance for you" is the Republican campaign slogan)
'Good Morning America' catches Ivanka lying about her father okaying lethal force at the border (Ikranka didn't get the death memo)
Ivanka Trump Had to Answer 'Lethal Force' Question When 'Good Morning America' Brings Receipts to Interview - They showed Ivanka Trump the receipts -- and made her answer the question.

The true depths of Trump's cruelty are about to be exposed ... This oversight -- which could result in calling for testimony from Stephen Miller, the architect of Trump's immigration agenda ...

Barack Obama excoriates Trump: 'Nobody in my administration got indicted' (actually, Trump is working on that problem)

Robert Mueller's Russia probe looks like it's speeding up, and could lead to big indictments soon

CNN's Chris Cuomo speculates that Mueller might have cleverly trapped Manafort and Trump
Opinion | Why Did Manafort Cooperate With Trump Over Mueller? - The New York Times - Lawyers for Manafort and Trump engaged in a brazen violation of criminal defense norms. The move could pay off, or it could blow up spectacularly.
Donald Trump-Paul Manafort Legal Arrangement Was Straight Out Of A'Mafia' Case Says Former Federal Prosecutor
Paul Manafort's Nonstop Lying May Have Done Robert Mueller A Huge Favor

Two key answers from Trump to Mueller - CNNPolitics - President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton
Mueller asked Trump about 2016 RNC platform change regarding Ukraine: Sources - ABC News
Rober Stone's 'Time in the Barrel' : Campaign Dirty Tricks, Political Sabotage and the Law

Rudy Giuliani reveals Manafort's lawyers briefed Trump's team on Mueller questions
Manafort's Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller
Giuliani's bizarre bragging about the Manafort-Trump alliance highlights new obstruction questions

Trump says pardon for Paul Manafort still a possibility
Manafort pardon would be impeachable, indictable and convictable : politics

Trump Threatens To Declassify Sensitive Russia Probe Docs If Dems Investigate Him

Russians May Have 'Financial Leverage' Over Donald Trump, Suggests Leading Intelligence Committee Democrat (drip ... drip ... )

Donald Trump's New Interview With the Washington Post Is Expectedly Insane - There's a Reason Our Barking St. Bernard of a President* Doesn't Do These Interviews Often -- I just, y'know, I think I...but...yeah, I got nothing.

Coons: McConnell blocking Mueller protection bill to protect Trump : politics (Mitch the Ditch)
Mueller probe: Senate again rejects vote to protect special counsel

Trump priority of criminal justice overhaul bitterly divides Senate Republicans - The Washington Post (in th ditch with Mitch)
Popadoulous Russia Ties Continue to Intrigue - The former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign boasted of a Russia business deal even after the election, according to a new letter under review.

Trump Is Said to Feel No Urgency to Choose New Attorney General - Bloomberg ... content with Matthew Whitaker ...

Trump Shares Crazy Image of Obama, Clintons, Mueller, and Others Behind Bars : politics ... Rosenstein is behind bars. He is tweeting his fantasy of putting his own deputy AG that he appointed in prison.
Trump retweets image of US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein behind bars 'for treason' : politics

Ivanka Trump Defended Her Use Of Private Email And Said "Lock Her Up" Diodn't Apply to Her (Lock her up!)
In Melania Trump's red Christmas nightmare forest, keep to the path - The Washington Post (trees are as red as a handmaiden's cloak)

Don Lemon Lists The Lies Told By The Trump Administration In Just 1 Day : politics
Trump'ss rules of engagement: Boasting, spinning and running out the clock

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Fact-Checked Live On Air By CNN | HuffPost
MSNBC declines to allow Sarah Sanders to dictate its programming - The Washington Post -- It had been nearly a month since Sarah Sanders had held what was once known as a "daily" briefing ...

Erick Erickson Tweets That US Should Find 'Next' Pinochet - Goes Full Fascist - 'I'm hoping for some helicopters in this plan.' (his head looks like a basketball or a bucket of shit)
Eschaton: Comrade Gritty For President - You should be worried. -- All you gotta do is throw a few scraps down on the peasants occasionally to keep the guillotines away, but this lot isn't even capable of doing that.

Farm bankruptcies are surging as Trump's trade war drags on : politics
'This isn't what we were promised' : Amid GM closures, Trump's economic policies are coming home to roost (hahaha stupid suckers)
Farm bankruptcies surpass Great Recession levels in upper Midwest : politics
Left Behind by Trump's Boom: The Rural Americans Who Elected Him
Lost jobs, shrinking growth, and rotting crops -- here are all the ways Trump's trade war is hurting America

Pseudo-economists with perfect records of never having been right about anything write unintentionally hilarious hagiography of Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One thing I really admire about my friend Jon Chait is his relentlessness in the face of unending tsunamis of right wing bullshit. I sure as hell wouldnn't read a book by Arthur Laffer, Larry Kudlow, and Stephen Moore about the economic wisdom of Donald Trump without a court order, but Jon as always is on the case when it comes to this subject in particular:

Educated voters breaking hard against GOP : politics - Voters who have attained a bachelor's degree favored Democrats by a 20-point margin in this year's midterm elections (the real big sort continues)

Nancy Pelosi Wins Democratic Speaker Nomination | HuffPost - Challenges remain for the California Democrat as she faces a floor vote in January to secure the position.
Democrats overwhelmingly nominate Pelosi as Speaker amid rebellion | TheHill
House Democratic leadership elections: Nancy Pelosi and her critics - Vox - The House Democratic leadership team could use a stronger communicator.
"Is Never Good Enough For You?" : Nancy Smash And Social Security ... What has been less widely discussed was Pelosi's absolutely critical role in saving Social Security: (but bucket-head army guy Seth oulton said she was terrible)

'This Is Political Cowardice' : Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda - "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology." (Chuckie Fuckie is out of step with the times) - The best Onion article recently, in the wake of the mail bombs, was something like "Schumer believes he's never taken any position substantive enough to receive a bomb"

TJ Cox beats Republican Rep. David Valadao to give Democrats gain of 40 House seats, seven in California - Los Angeles Times (ding-ding-ding)

Bill and Hillary kick off their paid speaking tour in CANADA but rows of seats remain EMPTY | Daily Mail Online
John Kerry Offers Sharp Rebuke of Trump at Harvard IOP -- And Says He Isn't Ruling Out a Presidential Run

'White supremacy' is really about white degeneracy

California Rep. Barbara Lee falls short in bid to become the first black woman in House leadership - Los Angeles Times (lost to a younger man, natch)

3 critical questions about the Board of Elections 9th District bombshell | Charlotte Observer - We know that board members twice voted 9-0 not to certify the 9th District results. That means the board, which consists of Democrats and Republicans, was overwhelmingly persuaded of the seriousness of Malcolm's concerns (Reublican voter fraud)

On Mississippi - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the wake of the racist Cindy Hyde-Smith winning in last night's Mississippi runoff ...

Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud - Rosa Maria Ortega, a green card holder, voted for the attorney general who prosecuted her, according to her attorney (she thought she was doing her civic duty but "voter fraud" is worse than murder in Texas)

Martha McSally campaign blames everyone else for Kyrsten Sinema loss -- says it's not, not, NOT her fault she lost to Kyrsten Sinema

Michigan Senate votes to gut minimum wage, sick leave laws : politics

Stormy Daniels: Michael Avenatti Sued Trump For Defamation Against My Wishes - says her lawyer refused to give her information about how her crowdfunding money was being spent, and launched a second crowdfund without her knowledge.

'If Bobbie Talks, I'm finished' : How Les Moonves Tried to Silence an Accuser - A trove of text messages details a plan by Mr. Moonves and a faded Hollywood manager to bury a sexual assault allegation. Instead, the scheme helped sink the CBS chief, and may cost him $120 million.

California Democratic Chairman Eric Bauman accused of sexually explicit comments, unwanted touching - Los Angeles Times
Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime | Miami Herald - His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls -- with the help of young female recruiters (sounds familiar)
More From the Worst Cabinet Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Now President Trump's secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country's labor laws, including human trafficking. He also has been on a list of possible replacements for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Fox Nation Is the Recycled Trash Too Terrible for Fox News - Even for the most dedicated Fox News fanboys ... (it's garbage)
Is It Possible to Overestimate the Gullibility of the Fox News Viewer? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Data Shows Tucker Carlson Is The Daily Stormer's Favorite Pundit -- And it isn't remotely close (nazis love nazis)

After years of debate, L.A. legalizes sidewalk vending: 'This means freedom'

Did a Rave Review Really Shut Down Portland Burger Bar Stanich's? Maybe It Was the Owner's Legal Troubles - The personal life of the owner had been spiraling into chaos long before his restaurant landed on the national radar.

Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why : news

Aside from what yous've been taught or told, what do YOU personally believe happens to your consciousness/soul after you die? [serious]

Lion Cornered by Hyenas Calls for Backup : videos
Guy throws gator into lake : WTF
That kangaroo tho : WatchPeopleDieInside
How to stop a kangaroo fight : funny

NYC May Pull The Plug On Cashless Restaurants, Retailers: Gothamist (if you don't have a $1000 iPhone, you can just starve)

DOJ unseals charges in alleged massive online ad fraud | TheHill - Aleksandr Zhukov, Boris Timokhin, Mikhail Andreev, Denis Avdeev, Dmitry Novikov, Sergey Ovsyannikov, Aleksandr Isaev and Yevgeniy Timchenko were charged with crimes including wire fraud, money laundering, computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft,


CNN and NBC betray Sunday viewers seeking analysis on damning climate change report : politics ("sorry, it's too complicated for us" they said in an offical statement)
Stop Letting Republicans Lie on TV About Climate Science : politics
The best thing you can do to stop climate change is to vote against Republicans : politics
Senseless Tons of Garbage From Made-Up Tiny Oceans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The President of The United States of America recently expressed some thoughts about climate change. I present them to you verbatim: ... (gibberish) ... Hillary Clinton was, if anything, too prepared.

Video shows explosion at border agent's gender-reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire | Local news | - undefined

The NRA Just Reported Losing $55 Million in Income - The gun-rights group has its biggest champion in the White House. But its financial situation has worsened in the age of Trump
Chardon Ohio School Shooting, Six Years After T.J. Lane Shot Students at Chardon High School

Anti-Semitism in Europe: CNN exclusive poll - One in five said they have too much influence in the media and the same number believe they have too much influence in politics. Meanwhile, a third of Europeans in the poll said they knew just a little or nothing at all about the Holocaust, the mass murder of some six million Jews

Woman describes torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp : news (meanwhile, in hell on Chinese earth)

Sentinel Island: calls to leave body of American killed by tribespeople | World news | The Guardian - Attempts to retrieve remains of John Chau dangerous for both sides, says charity
Missionary didn't die from tribesmen's arrows. He was killed by his own arrogance

Dispute Over Airbnb In West Bank Settlements Shows ADL's 'Moral Schizophrenia' -- But when it comes to Israel, the ADL is a different organization. Not just different, in fact, but morally unrecognizable. (the Pro Defamation League)

The soldier and his terrible photos of war - The Boston Globe - He wanted people to know what happened in Baghdad, and so I agreed to carry his pictures home.

White House prevents Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi murder | World news | The Guardian - Mike Pompeo and James Mattis are due to give a briefing on US relations with Saudi Arabia to Senate on Wednesday
The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud - The Washington Post - a power struggle within the Saudi royal family that helped feed the paranoia and recklessness of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Former Border Patrol Chief And Fox News Guest Says Pepper Spray Can Be Eaten On Nachos, Medical Experts Say That's False
The Latest: US nixed FBI checks for teen migrant camp staff (only the best fuckers)
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Total Lowest in a Decade | Pew Research Center - Number from Mexico continues to decline, while Central America is the only growing region (invasion! crisis! ISIS gangbangers!)
Sinclair Forces Local TV Stations to Air Segment Defending Tear-Gassing Migrants : news

Maybe They're Just Bad People -- Not all Trump support is ideological (Michelle says the unsayable for the NYT)

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan tears into Trump: Mueller's name will be revered in US history, yours will be scorned

With Manafort filing, will Mueller reveal details about the investigation? - The Washington Post
Robert Mueller's Endgame May Be in Sight
u/slakmehl explains how Trump may have just been tricked by Mueller into submitting lies (ones he would have coordinated with Manafort) in his sworn answers, and how Mueller guided the process of the Manafort trial to ensure the evidence goes public in a way Matt Whitaker cannot suppress. : bestof

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy | US news | The Guardian - Trump ally met WikiLeaks founder months before emails hacked by Russia were published
Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy : politics ... swiggity swooty, Mueller coming for dat booty
Timeline: What it would mean if Manafort and Assange met in 2016 - The Washington Post
Unkempt, Heavily Bearded Julian Assange No Longer Has Embassy Cat For Company - WikiLeaks founder is living in isolation with limited human contact. Even his cat found it too lonely ... What they found was a depleted man on the verge of going mad.

Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says - The New York Times ... "crimes and lies" about "a variety of subject matter" relieve them of all promises they made to him in the plea agreement. But under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Manafort cannot withdraw his guilty plea.
Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately - The Washington Post
Mueller Just Guaranteed He Can Issue a Public Report - emptywheel - Mueller Just Guaranteed He Can Issue a Public Report

It looks like a big day for collusion. No wonder Trump is raging. - The Washington Post - Both of them involve former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and while it's always possible they'll turn out to be inconsequential, the fact that the president himself is highly distressed suggests otherwise: ... "The Phony Witch Hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other." (hahahaha)
Trump attacks Mueller day after Manafort accused of lying : politics
Trump suggests he has inside info on Russia probe, hours after Mueller said Manafort broke plea deal : politics ... "to hear his heartbeat when they asked him about communicating with the white haired wiki weasel would be like listening to gabber id imagine"
Trump is panicked because Robert Mueller has turned on Paul Manafort | - Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday the President has 'been upset for weeks' about the 'horrible treatment of Manafort'
Rudy Giuliani said on Tuesday the President has

Russia probe: House Democrats aim to unmask Trump Jr's blocked call (dum-di-dum-dum)

CBS reporter Paula Reid confronts Trump on migrant family separation policy - The Washington Post (lying dimbulb)
Donald Trump Gets Fact-Checked By Reporter Right To His Face, Walks Away : politics

Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather | US news | The Guardian -- Royal decree ordered Friedrich Trump to leave Bavaria and never come back after he failed to do military service (they didn't buy his bone-spurs exemption)

Trump experience lands in Tupelo | News | - Over the weekend, tailgate tents stocked with Trump merchandise began popping up around Tupelo. The vendors signaling the President's imminent arrival knew his fans would want shirts, hats, flags and buttons. (MAGAsuckers)

House Republicans unveil giant tax package - POLITICO - they hope to move during the lame-duck session of Congress. (one last looting of the treasury for rich fuckers!)

Farm bankruptcies on the rise in Upper Midwest - The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, following low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and beef, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis ... The situation has gotten worse for farmers since June because of the retaliatory tariffs that have closed the Chinese market for soybeans and held back exports of milk and beef. (stupid.suckers)

rage-tweets and spin over General Motors layoffs ring hollow
Donald Trump Drives Off A Cliff In Biting New York Daily News Cover | HuffPost
GM warned Trump that his China tariffs would hurt jobs. He now complains that it's happening
GM's Plant Closures Confirm the President is a Liar and a Fool -- He has never cared about the men and women who build cars in places like Michigan and Ohio. (he tell it like it isn't!)

Top GOP lawmaker says 'it's awfully tough' for Ivanka Trump to comply with government email standards ("she's not that bright, you have to cut her some slack, it's not like Hillary")

'I Always Respect Subpoenas' : Comey Says His Legal Team Is Looking At His Options
Comey on acting AG Whitaker: 'Not the sharpest knife'

Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting in wide-ranging interview with The Post - The Washington Post ... They're making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else's brain can ever tell me."

ACLU: McConnell is the 'one person' blocking criminal justice reform (Mitch the commie bitch)

Fox News Let Scott Pruitt Pick Interview Questions, Script - Donald Trump-Fox News Connection Deepens - The president's pravda network allowed one of his most corrupt goons to dictate the questions and script for his interview.
Surprise: Fox News colluded with Trump's then-EPA boss (Pruitt the crooked)
Eschaton: Our Sister Network - As if answering the softball questions was generally going to be too hard without a cheat sheet. (sorta like you know who)

Democrats smash Watergate record for House popular vote in midterms - Nationally, Democrats have 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans took 45.2 percent.

Bernie Sanders: Trump 'has no politial belief,' is a 'total phony'

The Pathetic Pelosi Putsch - POLITICO Magazine - Seth Moulton and friends said they would take down the first female speaker of the House. Here's what went wrong (pathetic army guy set himself on fire)
Who's the Mystery Man Behind the Latest Pelosi Putsch? It's Mark Penn ... A small group of billionaire-backed Democrats, part of the so-called Problem Solvers Caucus in Congress .. "No Labels" ... Penn is notorious in Washington as the metaphorical devil on the shoulder, whispering toxic advice into the ears of Democratic candidates ... Penn and Jacobson were both early players in the Democratic Leadership Council, a faction that emerged within the party in the 1980s to push it to align with corporate money and to move in a more conservative direction ... most well known for urging his client, Hillary Clinton, to attack Barack Obama as un-American during the 2008 presidential primary. (and then he crashed, and burned, again)

Lawsuit seeks broad changes after alleged Georgia election problems - to overturn state laws that resulted in purged registrations, canceled ballots and many other obstacles to voting.

Cornyn: 'Texas Is No Longer, I Believe, A Reliably Red State'

Collins Gonna Collins - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And why not? From the Chief Justice on down, the ideas that it should be harder for black people to vote and their votes should count less are central establishment Republican dogma now, like upper-class tax cuts.

San Francisco Giants owner's Hyde-Smith donation sparks calls for team boycott (take a knee, dude)

Opinion | An Insult to Missouri - The New York Times - Politicians try to undermine a constitutional amendment passed in a landslide this month.

Al Franken Is Staying Silent As His Fans Attack Kirsten Gillibrand - Gillibrand has faced criticism for months over her call last year on Franken to resign.

In historic upset, Alex Villanueva beats incumbent Jim McDonnell in race for Los Angeles County sheriff - Los Angeles Times - a stunning upset for a seat that hasn't seen an incumbent lose in more than a century ... the first Democratic sheriff in the county in 138 years ... and kicking out ICE

America's s Epidemic of Empty Churches - Religious communities often face a choice: Sell off the buildings they can no longer afford, or find a way to fill them with new uses - 6,000 to 10,000 churches die each year in America

New Proud Boy Rules: Less Fighting, Less Wanking - The far-right outfit is trying to escape its violent rep with new prohibitions on head punches, self-love, and cargo shorts.

Liberti, Egaliti, Gritti: how an NHL mascot became an antifa hero | Sport | The Guardian

An Anti-Vaxxer's New Crusade - Dr. David Ayoub used to be active in the anti-vaccination movement. Now he's challenging mainstream science again -- as an expert witness for accused child abusers.

Ex-Pennsylvania top prosecutor convicted of perjury may begin sentence soon | Reuters - A jury convicted Kathleen Kane in 2016 of leaking secret grand jury information to the media to embarrass a former state prosecutor and then lying about it to investigators. She was sentenced to serve 10 to 23 months in jail.

A New York City Official Working for Predatory Lenders Made $1.7 Million Last Year - Meet New York City's highest-earning official. He's a debt collector for predatory lenders.

Lovesick Prosecutor Who Wiretapped Her Crush Also Snooped on 700 Other People: Lawsuit - More than 700 people are suing former assistant Brooklyn DA Tara Lenich for invading their privacy as she serves a year in jail for illegally wiretapping an ex-cop crush of hers.

Boston police head Gross says he was defending officers in Facebook post in wake of ACLU lawsuit - The Boston Globe

N.H. skydiver who went missing in Sept. committed suicide in mid-air, investigators say - The Boston Globe

The missionary position - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Wynn is both analyzing the Incel movement, and reaching out to the men trapped within it. The latter aspect of the film is particularly remarkable. Wynn was just profiled in the New Yorker:
Incels | ContraPoints - YouTube

Murder on a Mountain Bike | Outside Online

Does the 'foreskin facial' mark the end of the world? -- Kate Beckinsale is the latest celebrity to try the treatment, which uses a serum derived from babies' circumcised penises ... Epidermal growth factor (EGF) serum is derived from the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from the foreskins of newborn babies ... Fun sidenote: it also smells exactly like sperm!

These Cambridge restaurants sell Japanese noodles. But they are really here to help us realize our dreams. - The Boston Globe

Your Dog May Not Be a Genius, After All - Scientific American - New study finds that canines are not exceptional in the animal world
'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans - BBC News

A Business With No End - The New York Times

More youth use cannabis than smoke cigarettes in the United States, but cannabis use among teens does not appear to lead to greater conduct problems. Instead, it's the other way around: It is adolescents with conduct problems who are more likely to gravitate toward cannabis use, finds new research.
TIL some people have a gene mutation that makes them less likely to enjoy marijuana. Those with a variant FAAH gene are less anxious and are less inclined to like marijuana. They actually experience a decrease in happiness when smoking marijuana. : todayilearned

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations. The study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes anger. : science

Seems logical enough. : funny

Teachers of Reddit, what are some positive trends you have noticed in today's youth? : AskReddit

What's the worse thing you've come home to?
What's your best NSFW story that happened while at work? : AskReddit

Who has the most interesting/oddest life in history? : AskReddit

Police Officers: What's the dumbest thing you've ever seen a criminal do or say? : AskReddit

Transport utopianism is stupid, and Elon Musk should shut up | CityMetric

Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool | Reuters

Seized documents reveal that Facebook knew about Russian data harvesting as early as 2014 - The Verge - Facebook needs to start being more open (Mark and Sheryl betrayed their country, nice "brand" you got there)

Why Mark Zuckerberg's 'empty chair' policy is backfiring - Facebook's chief executive has focused his time on answering US critics. But the bigger threat lies overseas, and he's failing to react ... When it comes to non-Americans -- who make up roughly 80 percent of the company's 2.2 billion-user base worldwide - the 34-year-old tech mogul has been mostly MIA. (20% of the users and 80% of the money, duh) The Facebook chief executive traveled to all 50 U.S. states to better understand people's everyday lives (politico wants to bury the fact he thought he was running for president)

Eschaton: The Book of Faces - I deleted my account. I'm not one to push such things on people. All big companies are bad and we each have our own cost/benefit analysis. It was easy for me to delete it. But aside from "facebook is a bad actor" I didn't have a problem deleting it because...facebook is just... bad.


The price Republicans pay for embracing know-nothingism - The Washington Post (only believe Trump's "nuclear brain" science)
Trump: 'I don't believe' government climate report finding

$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs : politics (almost like the military)

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey - A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.

China's Tactic to Catch a Fugitive Official: Hold His Two American Children (father split in 2012)

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE - BBC News

"The system is rigged" How the crimes of The Panama Papers affect us all

This is the only Trump syndrome we need to worry about - The Washington Post - His shameful indifference to the killing and dismembering of the Saudi journalist and Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was an act of cold collaboration with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's coverup
Is Trump Compromised By Saudi Money? : politics (bha-hahahaha)

Assange Case, If It Exists, Can't Be Made Public, U.S. Argues

Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack by Russia - The New York Times
Putin's Navy Attacks Ukraine Gunboats and Hands Trump a New Crisis He'd Like to Ignore
The same day tensions with Russia mount, Trump lashes out at Putin's rivals over money
pyronius comments on Russia 'fires on and seizes Ukraine ships'

Trump Ramped Up Drone Strikes in America's Shadow Wars - In his first two years in office, Donald Trump launched 238 drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia -- way beyond what the 'Drone President' Barack Obama did

Trump denies tear gas was used on child migrants despite pictures, video - CNNPolitics
Trump denies tear gas was used on child migrants despite pictures, video : politics (fake news! he ranted)

Trump is failing miserably on his biggest issue. And he'e covering it up with lies -- immigration agenda is a total and abject failure and that he is covering up this glaring reality with lies.
Remember, We Are Gassing Children So That Trump Can Violate A Court Order: Trump is gassing children in order to continue his illegal practices. : politics
Nielsen Defends Homeland Security's Use Of Tear Gas, Slams Migrants' 'Lawlessness' - Customs and Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants approaching the border on Sunday, including children. ("Gas all the little MS-13 gang-bangers" she said)
Breaking News on Twitter: "A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America to the U.S., run from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Tijuana on Sunday (twitter assholes say it was all "staged" probably by Soros)
'Tear Gassing Children Is Outrageous and Inhumane' : US Condemned for Violence Against Asylum Seekers
Tear gas at border: how a march at the US-Mexico border descended into chaos - Vox
'Fox & Friends' Guest on Pepper-Spraying Migrants: You Can Eat It on Nachos (Fox & Fuckers)

Donald Trump's Disapproval Rating Hits All-time High, Rising After Midterm Election, Poll Shows - disapproval rating had shot up to 60 percent. That's tied for his all-time high and the sharp 7 percentage point uptick from the week prior. Just before the midterm election, Trump's disapproval stood at 54 percent, according to Gallup.
Trump's disapproval rating hits all-time high ... And yet roughly 40%... more than 100,000,000 people in the U.S., that think this is "OK." That is the part that really bothers me.

Justice for Roxsana: Announcing Legal Action To Hold Government Accountable for Transgender Asylum-Seeker's Death (ICE knows that Trump hates Transgender people even more they do, so the killed her)
Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds - Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten.
Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds -- Roxsana Rodriguez died following lack of medical treatment in a privately run immigration detention center. An autopsy concludes that she was beaten. : news

Trump Accuses Mueller of 'Conflicts of Interest' in Explosive Tweet: 'NO Collusion & Mueller Knows It!' (yelled baby Trumpy)
What Trump's Latest Outburst About Mueller Could Mean - The president was unusually specific in his attacks against the special counsel.
Mueller: Manafort Has Lied To Investigators Since Plea Deal : politics
Ryan Goodman on Twitter: "See @emptywheel's points?? Imagine if Trump's answers relied upon Manafort's lies to FBI One of the purported 49 Questions to Trump: "What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?""
emptywheel on Twitter: "Yup. Mueller delayed this until after Trump handed in his open book test. Releasing a list of the lies Manafort told provide another opportunity to tell a story. A report, if you will."
Jerome Corsi, an associate of the Trump confidant Roger Stone, says he's eller Probe - Jerome Corsi, an associate of the Trump confidant Roger Stone, says he won't take it

Jared Kushner pushed to inflate Saudi arms deal to $110 billion: Sources - ABC News (Jews for Nazis and Murderous Arabs)

It's Not Just Trump in House Democrats' Cross Hairs. His Family Is, Too. (disorganized crime famiily)
Donald Trump Says The Mueller Investigation Has Been Great For Him, Actually, Thanks Very Much
White House lacks lawyers to deal with empowered Democrats - POLITICO - The office has been without a permanent leader since October and top deputies are departing, leaving just a skeletal staff in place. (staff of "skeletons")
More questions than answers in too many Trump stories | TheHill

Trump's incoherence is too much -- and it's getting worse

Tax Return Indicates Trump Foundation Did Not Donate Last Year : politics

Exclusive Video: Secret Service Agents Interview Tom Arnold About His Anti-Trump Tweets - Mother Jones - The agents delivered a warning to the comic that's also appropriate for the president: Social media posts can incite violence.

In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise - The Washington Post
Why don't we ever call white extremists terrorists? (b/c they are good Christian Republican terrorists!)
Video shows driver trying to run over Jews near Los Angeles synagogue | TheHill - 32-year-old Mohammed Mohammed, reversed and tried to hit them again

Trump suggests creating U.S. 'worldwide network' to compete with CNN - POLITICO - Trump suggests creating U.S. 'worldwide network' to compete with CNN (Trump Worldwide Network: "Only the Best News")
Donald Trump wants to start a worldwide US propaganda network - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump suggests government start its own worldwide television network : politics
In 2018, political gravity caught up to Trump

Former California GOP Congressman Says Republicans Had it Coming - NBC Southern California - A longtime leader of the California Republican congressional delegation says his former colleagues were punished by voters in the midterm election because they failed to stand up to the Trump Administration.

Retired Justice Stevens: Gun control case, Gore v. Bush among three biggest 'errors' Supreme Court made during his tenure (the third being Citizens United in Destroying Democracy)
Multiple Legal Scholars Just Escalated the Challenge of Matthew Whitaker's Appointment
Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out About the Threats She's Faced's 2018 Word Of The Year Is ... - Everything After Z by - Misinformation

Anti-Pelosi effort raises questions for Moulton - Lowell Sun Online - "This has everything to do with Moulton running for president," she said, ""and nothing to do with Pelosi running for speaker" (fuck you, Republican "centrist" Moultan)
Moulton seeks nonegotiations with Pelosi - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Nonegotiation. When you try to get the other party to make a deal because you're the only one who doesn't know that you have absolutely nothing to offer ... It underscores Pelosi's stgrength and the fact that the #5WhiteGuys are so far out of their depth that the fish have lights on their noses ... Seriously. Who is this guy, and why is he so very bad at whatever it is he thinks he's trying to do? ... (revoltin' Moulton torched himself)
Centrist Group Behind Pelosi Holdouts Plotted to Make Her 'Bogeyman'- No Labels contemplated turning the incoming House Speaker into a political punching bag during a primary fight ... moderate Democrats allied with No Labels ("moderate" = far-right Repoublicans)
Pressley supporting Pelosi for House speaker - The Boston Globe

Democratic rebel seeks negotiations with Pelosi on races for leadership - The Washington Post - Moulton, who served four tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, is an informal leader of a group of centrist Democrats that has been organizing against Pelosi (D-Calif.) and pushing for new leadership across the party's ranks in the House (conservative Army guy wants to boss the women around)
Centrist Democrats vow again to oppose Pelosi unless rules demands are met - The Washington Post (for more bi-partisan bullshit!)

Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand's 2020 chances - 'Let me tell you how strongly I felt about it -- I didn't even vote for her in the recent election. I left it blank' said one top donor
The Misogyny Tax - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Kirsten Gillibrand is paying it:

How a Liberal Couple Became Two of N.Y's Biggest Trump Supporters (rich gay guys against abortion!)

Mia Love gives Trump no love as she concedes a narrow loss in Utah - The Washington Post

Full 'Public Hanging' Video Surfaces, Revealing More About Hyde-Smith's Views (you mean "racist views")
Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol
'We don't want an Alabama' : Hyde-Smith has Republicans holding their breath - Democrat Mike Espy claims momentum in the final days of the Mississippi special Senate election, but Donald Trump heads to the state Monday to blunt it (is she worse than a pedophile? Probably)
Cindy Hyde-Smith strikes out - Johnson is also a donor to a PAC called "Black Americans for the President's Agenda." (he is white) .In an email sent Sunday night that was obtained by Popular Information, the group accused Democrats of plotting to 'steal the Mississippi Senate race" (from the rightful white-supremecist Republican owner of the position)

How Southern politicians defended white supremacy -- and made the South poorer -- contemporary differences in political attitudes across counties in the American South in part trace their origins to slavery's prevalence more than 150 years ago. Whites who currently live in Southern counties that had high shares of slaves in 1860 are more likely to identify as a Republican, oppose affirmative action, and express racial resentment and colder feelings toward blacks. (change is hard for retarded assholes)
Slavery's Enduring Political Legacy with Maya Sen and Matthew Blackwell -- Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates : politics

Conservative Republicans are least supportive of making it easy for everyone to vote : politics

America Is Poorer Than It Thinks : politics

Alabama police suggest man they killed in mall shouldn't have held his gun : news

Trumbull County, Ohio, shifted 30 points to vote Trump. That didn't save its car plant (#1 Obama did that and they forgot #2 racist suckers got played #3 You can't cure stupid #4 b/c they will have learned nothing) top comment: "You believed a con artist, voted against your own self-interest and elected a person who has zero policy bearings to effectively and definitively put you out of work. How does that work for you now? Your county gave him our EC votes. Thanks to you, you are now fulfilling your own destiny."

General Motors to close Detroit, Ohio, Canada plants : politics (trump is winning) All those UAW members who voted against their own interests are going to understand how badly they screwed up, any day now
The Latest: Trump has harsh remarks for GM over layoffs - General Motors will lay off 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

Because They're Wreckable - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The rise in health-code violations at the chain began after Carlyle and investors completed a 2011 financial deal that extracted $1.3 billion from the company for investors but also saddled the chain with what proved to be untenable financial obligations - Because this is America in 2018, the pirates responsible are not merely among its most reprehensible citizens but among its best-compensated. The top priority of the current Congress was to given them a massive tax cut. (classic hedgie fuckers)

New pot shop's neighbors say traffic jams are awful (they will always fuck everything up, at every level)

Users of medicinal marijuana, why do you use it and how effective is it? : AskReddit
ELI5: What is CBD Oil and how does it work? : explainlikeimfive

The rate of universal expansion is accelerating to the point that light from other galaxies will someday never reach us. Is it possible that this has already happened to an extent? Are there things forever out of our view? Do we have any way of really knowing the size of the universe? : askscience

What hasn't aged well? : AskReddit

You're an idiot in a room full of confirmed geniuses. How do you prevent them from taking all of your money and belongings? : AskReddit
You're in a room full of confirmed idiots. How do you relieve them of all their money and belongings? : AskReddit

Cop shares his story of treating PTSD with magic mushrooms : bestof

Don't fuck with Sgt. Jesse : MilitaryStories

SparksMurphey comments on TIL that sitting opposite the well known 7 deadly sins are 7 cardinal virtues including: prudence, justice, temperance, courage, faith, hope, and charity

solgb1594 comments on TIFU by burning half of my foreskin off

Wade_NYC comments on My (26M) girlfriend (24F) found an engagement ring I was keeping safe for my friend until he was ready to propose. She thought it was for her and is furious that it wasn't.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Is Tainted by Crisis After Crisis - COO oversaw social-media company's meteoric rise, but her leadership is being questioned now ... prioritized her own brand over Facebook's (Lean In and Be Evil)

Goldman Lucks Into Amazon Windfall Chasing a Tax Break in Queens - Bloomberg - Bank invested in housing the same day retailer announced move - Timing was an "absolute coincidence," Goldman says


The White House Is Doing Its Best to Undermine Dire Climate Report - Democrats ramp up pressure to act in wake of most sobering government analysis yet
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts. : politics Climate May Force Millions to Move and U.S. Isn't Ready, Report Says - Large outflows of people expected from New York, New Jersey

Boston area has seen its wettest fall on record, and more rain is coming - The Boston Globe

The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan -- Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth saving Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changing

The Yardbirds - Ever Since The World Began Lyrics | Genius Lyrics -- The devil has you in his grasp There ain't no mercy you can ask More and more you will need You're strangled in the clutch of greed You can't get out, no place to go You sold your soul -- the answer's no!

Number Of Missing In California's Deadly Camp Fire Falls Below 250 | HuffPost

America's Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion (what could have been but Sandra Day O'Connor fucked the planet)

Hate crimes against blacks and Jews drove big spike during Trump's first year in office - Not to mention the huge spike in all forms of legal discrimination. Trumpism is a hate movement. As simple as that.

Opinion | The New Radicalization of the Internet - The New York Times - Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies.
'Nothing on this page is real' : How lies become truth in online America
Russian hacker resurgence after midterms | TheHill - carrying out a widespread campaign that targeted the federal government, media outlets and think tanks.

EU leaders agree UK's Brexit deal at Brussels summit

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies - MIT Technology Review

Ukraine: Russian vessels fire at Ukrainian ships in Black Sea - The Boston Globe

Julian Assange Faces Federal Charges. But Let's Not Forget What WeAs the U.S. reportedly closes in on Julian Assange, a look back at WikiLeaks' biggest stories

Why I'm Sick of Turkey - Washington continues to claim Ankara as 'strategic partner' - Let's stop pretending it is. (but wait, doesn't Trump have hotels there? or will?)

The Senate is not going to let Trump shrug off Khashoggi's Murder
Senior Saudi prince says CIA cannot be trusted on Khashoggi conclusion | Reuters (who you gonna believe?)
Trump's kowtowing to Saudi Arabia should be the last straw
GOP Senator Mike Lee: Trump's Saudi Conclusion 'Inconsistent With the Intelligence' ("Trump is inconsistent with any intelligence") This is the same Mike Lee who says that, unless we abolish the federal highway system, public funding of education, and liquidate federally-owned land, there will be civil war instigated by the left. He's the epitome of the broken clock metaphor.
More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince - The Washington Post ... "America's first coin-operated president."

Trump's tariffs are beginning to catch up to us

Children 'Screaming and Coughing in the Mayhem' as Trump Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Into Mexico
U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana reopened after migrants attempt to breach fence, Border Patrol says - ABC News
US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence
US authorities fired tear gas at migrants at border, witnesses say - CNN
The Latest: US agents shoot tear gas at migrants : politics

The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border -- A 60 Minutes investigation has found the separations that dominated headlines this summer began earlier and were greater in number than the Trump administration admits (fuckers)

Contradicting Trump, Incoming Mexico Gov't Denies Making Deal To Host Asylum Seekers -- "no agreement of any sort" (wait, Trump lied??)
Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny US border deal - BBC News

Dozens arrested after ICE detains undocumented man living in Durham church for 11 months ::

Trump uses the military as his personal political tool. That's the opposite of respect he claims to have.

'He has moved incredibly quickly' : Mueller nears Trump endgame - During the election, Comey spoke openly about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. The Trump-Russia inquiry was kept secret.
Mueller report will be 'devastating' for the president: Frequent Trump defender (Dershofuck says he won't go to jail)
Adam Schiff plans to haul Matt Whitaker before Congress on Mueller probe : politics
Rep. Gowdy suggests videotaping Comey testimony to prevent selective leaks - The Washington Post

Angus King: Trump administration 'giving a pass to dictators around the world'

Former Trump Campaign Manager Admits There Was, in Fact, a 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' to Undermine the Clintons
Former Trump campaign manager admits there was, in fact, a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' to undermine the Clintons (Republicans have always been evil lying assholes)
New Book Gives Voice to Trump's Claims of a Vast Conspiracy Against Him ("vast" = Obama tapping his phone which no one believe anyway)

Donald Trump is attacking the rule of law and may well get away with it - Lexington

Why Does President Trump Get Away With Lying? | Opinion - Post-truth: "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief"
Why Does President Trump Get Away With Lying? : politics

Trump called himself 'President T'. The Internet filled in the rest ... Even in a country that has grown somewhat used to the president's unique styles of communication, be it through third Trumperson or all-caps diplomacy or gibberish tweeted in the middle of the night, the unexpectedly colloquial form of his self-gratitude caused confusion and alarm.

Trump called himself 'President T'. The Internet filled in the rest.
Trump thanks 'President T' in Thanksgiving weekend tweet

Trump demands action to reduce deficit, pushes new deficit spending - The Washington Post (take from the starving, defund government, give to the rich, run on "fiscal responsibility" win-win-win)

The race to control the Senate in 2020 has already started - CNNPolitics

Eschaton: Democrats Will Keep Losing (Quick Find Somewhere They Lost) If They Don't Hide The Scary Black Kids - After this election, the NYT puts on the front page a story about how the one place in America they could still find to tell the story about how Real Americans hate Democrats. -- It is true that the Democrats are unlikely to be popular and win everywhere and that a one party state at all levels of government in all states and locations is not in our forseeable future. The New York Times is on it!
How Can Democrats Survive Without Winning the Votes of White Alabama? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The endless array of articles claiming Democrats are doomed if they can't win REAL AMERICANS has reached its apotheosis: bemoaning the fact that southern Democrats have to make the choice whether to appeal to progressives or white rural people. (thank you, NYT) Just keep on interviewing white rural aging Trump voters in cafes about how Democrats are out of touch.

Another rebel Dem softens on opposing Pelosi for speaker - POLITICO - Rep. Stephen Lynch had signed a letter pledging to vote against the leader on the floor but says he will back her over a Republican. (thanks alot, Stevie)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Fox News for hosting a panel to discuss her wardrobe | The Independent - "It is bizarre to see 1%-salaried anchors laugh at the US housing crisis," she added.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Fox News for hosting a panel to discuss her wardrobe : politics

Mississippi Republican faces new Confederate claims before Trump visit | US news | The Guardian - Senator promoted revisionist view of civil war in Congress
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier's effort to 'defend his homeland' ("Fatherland" but it's Fuckassippi so she'll probably win)
Cindy Hyde-Smith Hearts Segregation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
OPINION: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Lives in a Bubble of White Privilege | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
Opinion: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Lives in a Bubble of White Privilege : politics
It's Really Hard to Imagine Why Baseball Has Lost Black Fans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On Friday, days after Cindy Hyde-Smith made "joking" comments about lynching and the like, Major League Baseball decided she deserved a $5,000 campaign contribution.(MLB doubled down on white supremacy but it looked so bad they asked for their money back)
Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: black turnout

Alabama GOP: Sessions not guaranteed to win back his old seat - POLITICO - The deposed attorney general would be the front-runner, and he remains popular in the state, but Trump remains a big X factor

Texas Democrats won 47% of votes in congressional races. Should they have more than 13 of 36 seats? | Politics | Dallas News (not according to the "1/3 compromise" where a Dem is a third of a person)

New Hampshire political legend falls prey to Trump effect - POLITICO - One of the great ironies is backlash against President Trump is likely to cost to Bill Gardner his job ("rigourously non-partisan" Trump supporter hahahaha)

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 357 - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- This is the grave of John Wilkes Booth. (what might have been)
Good riddance | Americans need to set aside icons like Robert E. Lee to live up to our potential. : politics

California Democratic Party chairman under investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct - Los Angeles Times (and his uncle is Bowser)

Man killed by cops during Alabama mall shooting had a permit: Actual shooter remains at large : news
Family demands answers after police kill man mistaken for shooter of 2 at mall : news

What's in a name? More than you think.

Hello friends, it' been a while - By Yvonne Abraham - I wish I had come by my concussion in a more spectacular way.

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary Locations & Discounts

Opinion | The Monopolization of America - The New York Times - In one industry after another, big companies have become more dominant over the past 15 years, new data show.

Leaping from specialists to ERs fails to solve this young boy's odd ailments (childhood psychosomatic disorder)
Home | Porphyria Foundation

Scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide -- the main cause of global warming -- into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The discovery, based on the chemistry of artificial photosynthesis, is detailed in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.

Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine - The Washington Post

ELI5: Do satellites have passwords? How do their owners manage them? : explainlikeimfive

What are the properties of an ion engine exhaust? Is it warm? Is the engine loud? What would happen to stuff that gets in the way of the exhaust? : askscience

What's the most amazing thing about the universe?
Cosmic Calendar - Wikipedia

Children mirror the weight gain and losses of their mothers but not their fathers, a study has found. Scientists looked at activity levels of 4,400 children and their parents over 11 years to discover if there was a link in their weights. : science

An ability to perceive and empathize with others' pain is rooted in cognitive neural processes instead of sensory ones, according to a new study. Suggesting that empathy is a deliberative process that requires taking another person's perspective rather than being an instinctive, automatic process : science

New study finds four universal ingredients for higher life satisfaction: friends, health, a loving partner, and a good job : science

ELI5 what is Gauge Symmetry? : explainlikeimfive

You have just been named as Reddit's new CEO. What feature do you choose to implement first? : AskReddit

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating : technology


White House admits Trump climate policies will cost Americans $500 billion a year : politics
Al Gore Rips President Trump for Trying to 'Bury' Climate Change Report
This Seems Suboptimal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The terrible effects of climate change (Dumpster says it's cold, so "shrug")
Trump's Attempt to Bury Devastating Climate Report Backfires - As it so happens, after hours and hours of being pummeled on the severity of the climate threat coupled with Trump's criminally irresponsible dismissal and neglect of the issue, they put forward a typical cruelty distraction gambit by asking the Supreme Court to uphold their ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Gratefully, few media outlets took the bait.
Federal report says climate change will wallop U.S. economy : politics

Jesus Christ'ss Return to Earth - By the year 2050, 41% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ definitely (23%) or probably (18%) will have returned to earth. However, a 46%-plurality of the public does not believe Christ will return during the next 40 years. Fully 58% of white evangelical Christians say Christ will return to earth in this period, by far the highest percentage in any religious group.

California 'Camp Fire's is now at 95% containment after burning about 153,336 acres. : news
The deadly Camp Fire in California. The town of Paradise is consumed by the wildfire. - The Boston Globe

Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven't: Stop Gun Violence | HuffPost
Which Americans support the Second Amendment? The answer depends on whether whites or blacks have the guns. : politics

Russia is now a "far greater threat" to the UK's national security than the Islamic State group, the head of the British army has said. : news (that means Trump is worse than ISIS)

In historic move, Sen. Rand Paul places hold on $38 billion to Israel : news (grandstanding to an empty room, that won't last long)

Copa Libertadores Final Postponed a Day After Fans Attack Boca Juniors' Bus

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum - BBC News - , in a blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia.

How the CIA Helped Prevent the Next 9/11 -- And Why You Can't Bring Liquids Onto Planes (hydrogen peroxide and Tang = bomb)

Harry and Meghan Cement Their Split from William and Kate by Moving Out of Kensington Palace - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to set up home near Windsor, 20 miles from London, following reports of tension between Harry and Meghan and Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Parents 'dismissed as racist' by school when they complained about migrant posing as 15-year-old | Daily Mail Online

One million Chinese people 'move into Muslim homes to report on Islamic or unpatriotic beliefs' | The Independent

MBS has a toxic record of recklessness. The Trump administration doesn't need him (but they own Trumpster)
AP Interview: Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay
Jamal Khoshoggi's troubles started after he criticized Donald Trump (Jared called up Bone Saw who said he'd take care of it)

In his drive to dismantle American institutions, Trump is following in Erdogan's footsteps
zzzigzzzagzzziggy comments on Weeks after midterm election, data released on voters purged in Georgia
"America First!" - Album on Imgur
u/zzzigzzzagzzziggy uses Vice President Wallace's eerily prophetic words in 1944 to explain how calling America fascist isn't hyperbole anymore : bestof

Dow falls more than 150 points, posts worst Thanksgiving week decline since 2011 as tech shares and oil drop : news

Mexico: Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis over migrant caravan : news
Deal with Mexico paves way for asylum overhaul at U.S. border - The Washington Post

'America's straightest arrow' : Robert Mueller silent as urgency mounts

New Democratic Congress plans to investigate Betsy DeVos on five fronts : politics

"We Need A Positive Governing Agenda, And We Should Let Erskine Bowles and Joe Lieberman Figure It Out" - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Krugman on "Democrats need to have a positive agenda, not just be against Donald Trump" ... The linked article in which Moutlon says that Dems need an agenda beyond just opposing Trump also features Moulton and Tim Ryan trying to describe such an agenda. The results are unintentionally hilarious: (here's the thing: if Trump is totally evil, which he is, then "against Trump" is totally good, and Moulton is really a Republican)

How Democrats Won In Trump Country | HuffPost
Washington Monthly | The Democrats of Trump Country - How liberals in the reddest parts of America are starting to get their groove back.
Across South, Democrats Risk Speaking Boldly and Alienating Rural White Voters - The New York Times ("alienating" racists is a bad thing, says NYT)
House results underscore that what's good for Trump isn't so good for the GOP -- If the enthusiasm for Trump in rural and small-town America constituted the story after 2016, the revolt against him in the suburbs, led by female voters, has become the story of the 2018 elections

It's not just Ocasio-Cortez: Here are 7 freshman Democrats to watch - The list includes the first black woman ever elected to Congress from Massachusetts and an openly-gay Ivy League-educated lawyer from Kansas.

Midterms show educators have been swept into office in record numbers | A wave of pro-education energy, spurred by the April walkouts, led to election victories in Oklahoma, Arizona and Wisconsin : politics

Does the rise of Donald Trump mark a new era in American politics? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - in the general, the net effect of all the racism/sexism/nativism/fake populism was close to zero, winning him some votes and losing him some in roughly equal measures ... many people expected that a deplorable strategy that was a winner in a multi-candidate primary dominated by an increasingly unhinged Republican base would be a sure-fire loser in the general.

Hyde-Smith Attended All-White 'Set Academy' to Avoid Integration -- U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith appears third from the right in a 1975 yearbook photo of cheerleaders at Lawrence County Academy. The mascot appears in the middle dressed as a Confederate colonel holding a rebel flag. (and sent her daughter to one)
Cindy Hyde-Smith sent her daughter to a private school created to help white kids bypass integration : politics

Maine's Gov. LePage uses final days in office to resist expanding Medicaid LePage has said he'd rather go to jail than expand the Obamacare Medicare expansion approved by voters in his state. (and then he escapes to Florida)

Ohio Isn't a Red State Yet - But it will be if Democrats do not fight for working people in every corner of the state - Ms. Whaley is the mayor of Dayton, Ohio.

Hillary Clinton Blasts Fox News As 'Fully Owned Subsidiary' of Trump Administration

Trump's communications director will get $7 million from Fox News while working in the White House
Report: Bill Shine to Get Paid by Fox News and White House Simultaneously - The Daily Beast (ironically, no conflict of interest)

American Exorcism - Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world. (b/c more haunted souls)

Echidne Of The Snakes: Short Posts 11/24/18: Bad News on Black Friday, Political Exhaustion, Home Economics And Poetry (Edith Svdergran)

How Parents React to Kids Coming Out of the Closet - The Atlantic - some queer youth are pleasantly surprised with the lack of family drama the news causes.

Free-speech protects those in viral prom photo appearing to show Nazi salute, Baraboo district says ("we don't know if they were really Nazis" they said)

Hollywood Producer Terry Rossio Under Fire for Comparing 'Anti-Vaxxer' Label to N-Word - Terry Rossio, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter -- Two years ago, he reportedly acquired the rights to a book by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose work linking vaccines to autism has been repudiated in the scientific community. (Hollywood idiot)

Father and daughter jailed for five years after baby shot in legs

Wanted: The 'perfect babysitter.' Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude. (and give up all their privacy)

My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy - And it shouldn't have to

Science Is Full of Mavericks Like My Grandfather. But Was His Physics Theory Right? - The Atlantic

How do ovums prevent excess sperm cells from entering them when they've already fused with one? : askscience (it shuts the door)

Time to break academic publishing's stranglehold on research -- Science journals are laughing all the way to the bank, locking the results of publicly funded research behind exorbitant paywalls. A campaign to make content free must succeed

Scientists Discovered Rare Giant Viruses Lurking in Harvard Forest Soil Under Massachusetts : science

Til Telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve a person's mental and physical health. Researchers found participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers | Technology | The Guardian - Documents alleged to contain revelations on data and privacy controls that led to Cambridge Analytica scandal

Opinion | Lean Out - The New York Times - Perhaps it's only fair that, as women like Sheryl Sandberg rise to power, they pay the price for failure. But why is everyone so ready to forgive the man who really runs Facebook? (really, Kara? everyone knows he's an idiot, and Fuckberg was supposed to be the "adult in the room")
Sheryl Sandberg Can't Have It All - The burdens and perils of the pedestal - Possibly worth noting: Sandberg's conference room at Facebook is called Only Good News. (Lean Out and Fall Over; c'mom Jennifer, follow the fucking money)


Major Trump administration climate report says damages are intensifying across the country' Scientists are more certain than ever that climate change is already affecting the United States -- and that it is going to be very expensive ... "We have wasted 15 years of response time. If we waste another 5 years of response time, the story gets worse. The longer you wait, the faster you have to respond, and the more expensive it will be." (since the SC killed Al Gore ... Trump mumbles "Chinese hoax' and toddles off to bed)
U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy - The New York Times - Flooding in 2011 forced the Fort Calhoun nuclear power station near Omaha to shut down for years (Fort Fucking Calhoun??)
Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters
Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns - CNN

Stocks Are Nosediving. Is a Recession Coming? - The Atlantic - If You're going to worry about the economy, tumbling stocks are the least of America's financial troubles right now ... In December 2007, Larry Kudlow, then a talking head for the business network CNBC, proclaimed, "There's no recession coming. It's not hooging to happen." That same month, the economy plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This week, Larry Kudlow, now the director of the National Economic Council, stood on the White House lawn and struck a familiar note: (only the best proven morons, in every position)

Pedro Sanchez: EU summit in doubt if no Gibraltar deal (meanwhile in la-di-la land)

Democrats must hold Trump accountable on Saudi Arabia. Adam Schiff explains how. - The Washington Post
Rep. Adam Schiff: House Democrats will investigate Trumps financial ties to Saudi Arabia as part of a 'deep dive' into the kingdom's dealings

Sen. Jack Reed: Trump lying about CIA report on Khashoggi - CNNPolitics "Yes. The CIA concluded that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the assassination of Khashoggi."
Senate Dem on Armed Services panel: Trump lying about CIA report on Khashoggi : politics

Trump Administration Takes Transgender Military Ban To The Supreme Court ("Fire all the trannies," Trump shouted)
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately take up transgender military ban - The Washington Post

Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis from migrant caravan - asks for international help (Russian bombers and Saudi bone-saws)
Small group breaks from caravan to press within 500 feet of U.S. border in Tijuana - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Trump Is 'Most Thankful' For His Own 'Tremendous' Work. Twitter's Jaw Drops. | HuffPost
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "REPORTER: Mr. President, what are you most thankful for? TRUMP: "For having a great family & for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I've made a tremendous difference. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office" Completely beyond parody"
DAWG on Twitter: "Me The People"
Trump Said He's Thankful For Himself This Thanksgiving, Then He Went To A Golf Course
'HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! : Rhetorical bedlam erupts as President Trump speaks to the world from Mar-a-Lago

Trump's Idiotic Twitter Battle With Chief Justice Roberts Gets One Step Closer to Impeachment

Is Collusion a Crime? Judge in the Mueller Russia Case Says Yes - Judge in Mueller Case Upholds Legal Theory that Makes Collusion a Crime - Collusion refers to an agreement with others to achieve some improper end. In criminal law, we call that a conspiracy - a partnership in crime. And the breadth of the federal conspiracy statute makes it particularly well-suited for cases like Mueller's probe of Russian interference with the election
Trump Foundation lawsuit: New York state judge rejects Trump claim that he can't be sued because he is president
NY AG's lawsuit against Trump foundation can proceed, judge says

Stone associate Jerome Corsi is in plea negotiations with special counsel - The Washington Post - Stone has said that Corsi also has a relationship with Trump, built on their shared interest in the falsehood that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States
Israeli named by Trump Russia probe convict dismisses 'absured' spy allegations - After George Papadopoulos, the first Trump official to plead guilty in Mueller probe, dragged him into the headlines, businessman Charles Tawil gives his side of the story

US media must 'get smarter' to tackle Trump, says Hillary Clinton (tnx Hillary)

Early Voting Could Turn the Democratic 2020 Race on Its Head - Instead, because of early-voting rules, the increasing popularity of early voting, and a reshuffled primary calendar, a handful of huge, diverse states could see troves of ballots returned even before some of the traditional small and largely white early-voting states do -- a shift that just might herald real changes to the way Democrats nominate their presidential pick, and quite possibly the nominee.

Warning signs mount for Trump reelection bid - POLITICO

What's up with all those black men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia governor's race? ... Seventy-five percent of white women voted for Republican Brian Kemp ... Among black women, 97 percent supported Abrams ... 11 percent of black men voted for Kemp ... Those numbers are reminiscent of the double-digit level of support that Donald Trump got among black men in the 2016 presidential election.

Disapproval of Trump's handling of race relations hits 60 percent

Working class heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Law professor Joan Williams thinks that the reason Donald Trump got elected is because elite white people are contemptuous of their non-elite white fellow voters, and they therefore dismiss the legitimate economic concerns that led a lot of non-elite whites to vote for Donald Trump as mere expressions of racism ... Again, this auto da fe of various straw men is straight out of the right wing propaganda playbook ... (Remarkably, Williams simply passes over in silence the epochal change in the Democratic coalition that took place 50 years ago: one that had nothing whatsoever to do with "blue collar issues," nd everything to do with sending tens of millions of white supremacists over to the Republicans.) ... Why do law professors with no training in the social sciences pretend to know what they're doing/

Trump aide Bill Shine gets $15 million in bonuses, severance from Fox

Judge Jeanine Ghosted on Old Campaign Debt and Ignored Feds' Demands for Financial Records - Jeanine still owes nearly $600,000 to vendors and stopped filing required updates to the FEC years ago. (future SC "judge")

Meet The Dollar Store Resistance | HuffPost - Low-end retailers undercut independent grocers and small-town aesthetics, but some locals are fighting back.

'I believed we were going to die' : An elevator in a Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors, requiring a dramatic rescue of six people

Viewers Left In Tears By Emotional #50 Budget Christmas Advert - LADbible

Human's didn't cause mass animal extinctions in Africa, like previously thought, study says - The animal decline might have instead been because of environmental factors such as declining atmospheric carbon dioxide and expansion of grasslands, researchers write (they ate trees)


Thanksgiving Is a Time for Remembering American History, Good and Bad, Peaceful and Bloody - This Thanksgiving, it's incumbent on all of us to remember.
Over 5,600 immigrant children spending Thanksgiving in TX shelters : politics

Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP's Climate Change Denial
Scientists Slam Trump's Clueless Climate Change Tweet: 'He's A Clown' (it's cold in New England, "Whatever happened to Global Warming?' said the necrophiliac Dumbster)
Thanksgiving Day 2018 may be among coldest on record in northeastern US

As deadly flames approached, a mother called her daughters to say goodbye - Los Angeles Times

You Want to Feed the Hungry? Lovely. Let's See Your Permit (free to starve)

How populism became the concept that defines our age | Cas Mudde | World news | The Guardian - The spread of this idea reflects a deep and lasting change in the way we view 'the people' and 'the elites' (the elites are now the people and the people are walking dead nativist authoritarian nationalistic zombies for Trump)

China blacklists millions of people from booking flights as dystopian 'social credit' system introduced : news (Xi goes full Orwell)

EU and China break ultimate trade taboo to hit back at Trump - POLITICO - Brussels and Beijing want to stop the US justifying tariffs as security measures, but the move carries high risks. (so-called "national security" no longer applies in age of the Dumpster)

Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists | World news | The Guardian (Hillary says nazis are your boss! and you should suck their populist dicks!)

Gibraltar spat holds up Brexit - Theresa May will return to Brussels for further talks with Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday. (stupid idiots)

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Fired Following Arrest | HuffPost - a stunning downfall for one of the biggest figures in the auto industry ... for alleged financial improprieties ... misuse of company investment funds and expense money for personal gain ... under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015 (super-rich but still needed to steal)

The Pennsylvania report on clergy sex abuse spawned a wave of probes nationwide. Now what? - The Washington Post - "Priests were raping little boys and girls," tghe grand jury wrote, "and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all. For decades."
College School principal and president resign amid student sex assault scandal at St. Michael's College School in Toronto Canada

American Reportedly Killed In Flurry Of Arrows As Tribe Defends Its Island Off India : NPR (from the Jesus invasion)

Trump's reluctance to visit troops in war zones is an aberration, historian says
Trump thanks troops by phone, hints he might visit Afghanistan war zone - ABC News - Speaking to the commander of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan (canceled the teleconference, "troops" = one guy, 'who knows?"
Trump politicizes Thanksgiving call with troops to attack migrants, judges - CNNPolitics (from Mar-a-Lago)

CIA Heard Audio of Saudi Crown Prince Giving Order to 'Solence' Jamal Khashoggi ("stop his screaming, cut out his tongue" Bone Saw said)
Report claims CIA has 'smoking gun phone call' connecting Saudi crown prince to Jamal Khashoggi killing : news
Trump brushes aside CIA assertion that crown prince ordered killing, defends him and Saudi Arabia - The Washington Post ... insisting that the agency had "feelings" but did not firmly place blame for the death. (tape recording was "fake news," Trump's "feelings" are the best)
Congresswoman to Trump: 'Being Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'Amertica First' (Tulsi! ftw)
Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in killing - The Boston Globe (Globe comments very anti-Trumpster)

Trump defends Saudis, says "maybe the world" should be held accountable for Khashoggi's murder

Trump is Crude. But He's Right About Saudi Arabia. On the strategic questions that matter in the Middle East, the president is cleareyed. (if you think Netanyahu is your boss anyway)

Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy - The Washington Post (and Mexico will pay the bills, big win, hahaha)
Migrant caravan members may be planning 'humman stampede' at US border (ISIS and MS-13 warns Foxfuckers)

Justice Robert's attack against President Trump was blatantly political and wrong (b/c Roberts is a flaming socialist libtard! defending the illusion that Repubican judges aren't political hacks!)

Donald Trump: He's A Superhero Alpha Male, But He Desperately Needs Your Emotional Support - Rush Limbaugh said this on his show today: "the greatest president of our lifetimes, with one or two exceptions." ... the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi ... (Bimbaugh, mouth of Satan)

US agency opens case file on potential Hatch Act violations by Matthew Whitaker - CNNPolitics
Filings Show Trump's s DOJ Chief Still Working for 14 Companies (Republican corruption has no limits, ever)

Donald Trump pulled out of planned Mueller team meeting at Camp David after seeing list of questions : politics

House Republicans subpoena Comey, Lynch for closed-door testimony - politico (more distraction from thir crimes)
James Comey's Lawyer Responds to House Republicans' Subpoena, Is Ready for a Fight
ames Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: 'Let's Invite Everyone To See'
Renato Mariotti on Twitter: "Because Republicans waited until after the midterms to subpoena Comey, he can probably just run out the clock with this legal fight."
Opinion | How Long Before Trump Destroys the Rule of Law? - The New York Times - The only thing blocking his plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton was Don McGahn. Think about that.
Trump Resumes Spat With Roberts, Calls 9th Circuit 'A Complete & Total Disaster' (said the mumbling disaster)
Trump warns of 'bedlam, chaos, injury and death' if US judges allowed to do their job : politics

Ivanka Trump ignores rules because she doesn't treat the White House as a real job (she's never had a "real" job and will House Republicans subpeoena her???)
Donald Trump Just Invented Another 100,000 Deleted Hillary Clinton Emails to Defend Ivanka Trump : politics
Jon Passantino on Twitter: "And since that tweet has now been deleted, here's the screenshot (Benghaaaaazi and Trump's lies imported from Russia)
Ivanka Trump's emails, and the many things Trump attacked Obama and Clinton for and then did

With honey instead of vinegar, Pelosi steadily inches toward the speaker's gavel
Be Thankful the #FiveWhiteGuys 90s Nostalgia Tour Is Over - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests. Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support."

Bernie Sanders: Democrats need a bold agenda. Here's what they should do in the first 100 days of Congress. - The Washington Post - By Bernie Sanders -- ("Contract on America II!" be "bold" like the psychopaths, he said)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican commentators for doctoring her livestreams to 'sow doubt in my intelligence'

Rob Woodall Wins by 433 Votes in Georgia's 7th - Four-term congressman defeats Democrat Bourdeaux in once safe GOP seat
RACE CALL RETRACTION IN CA-21 - Decision Desk HQ - On election night we called the race for incumbent Congressman David Valadao over Democratic challenger T.J. Cox. ... lead has shrunk from over 4900 and 8% on 11/7 to just over 400 with thousands of additional ballots left to count in areas favoring Cox

GOP exploring reasons for gender disparity in new Congress (it couldn't be that they are all racist women-hating misogynistic fucking assholes?)

/u/godloki asks for clarification on a grand jury investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach. The guy who brought the lawsuit shows up to give his perspective. : bestof

How to Talk to a Fox News Viewer - The Big Picture - You so-called Elites continue to snidely wag your fingers as you condescendingly lecture them, having precisely zero influence over their beliefs ... (but) ... Behavioral Economics has taught us the ways cognitive psychology can help. (just do CBT on the flaming racist assholes, that'll work!)

Texas Students Will Soon Learn That Slavery Played 'Central Role' In Sparking Civil War - The Texas Board of Education has approved revisions to social studies curriculums, but some educators say the changes don't go far enough ... The board also decided to keep in the curriculums Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller ... but Texans remain divided on the history of the Civil War ... "The lies they're telling are a little smaller than the lies they used to tell" (just defending noble state's rights in a war of dasterdly northern aggression! why Repubican are incapable of telling the truth about anything)
Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was 'Central' to the Civil War

Jared and the hip-hop artists currently advising him have decided that too many people are in prison. If you think you've heard this before, you have: Genius insights of this sort have preceded nearly every major crime wave this country has experienced, from Philadelphia to California to a bloody period known as "the Warren Court" (carnage in the inner cities! says Coulter-fuck)

Twitter Bans Far-Right Activist Laura Loomer - The Daily Beast - over a tweet calling newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress "anti Jewish" ("loomering")
Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer Fight for Credit Over Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theory

Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Quits Group A Day After FBI Calls It 'Extemist'

Man arrested for alleged racist rant aboard D.C. to Atlanta Delta flight : news
U.S. Marshals: Cuyahoga County deprives inmates of food, water and Constitutional Rights amid string of seven deaths : news (they were running a for-profit torture chamber in fucking Ohio)

Fertility fraud: People conceived through errors, misdeeds in the industry are pressing for justice - The Washington Post

Boston police face lawsuit over listing hats and selfies as gang symbols : news (which makes kids deportable/ICEable)

Are recreational marijuana companies preparing to open in your community? Check our maps - The Boston Globe (nothing in Cambridge unti the next century)
Marijuana math: Consumers spent $440,000 on more than 10,000 pot products Tuesday - The Boston Globe

MIT working on an Ion drive, testing a small plane that flies with no moving parts : technology - the world will soon have a flying mesh network nervous system, going from the ground to space and back. A planetary brain of brains flying and/or falling around itself perpetually. In not too long they will probably even be putting in neuromorphic processors in nearly everything, even routing can be vastly more efficient with advanced AI. Then it will be a brain ... interesting to think we could just be the "boot loader" for a living stellar consciousness.
Milky Way still bears the 10-billion-year-old scars of a galactic collision

Researchers turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head demonstrating that the coupling between two magnetic elements can be made extremely asymmetrical. A development which could lead to more efficient recharging of batteries in cars and mobile phones : science

ELI5: How does gravity "bend" time? : explainlikeimfive

Mars 2020 will look for life in one of three sites - Washington Post - Inside the fierce debate over the fate of NASA's new rover -- and a chance to make history (are we really alone?)

TIL psychopathic traits can be evident in children as young as 3 or 4. In one case, an 8 month old infant being breastfed would repeatedly bite his mother and laugh. : todayilearned

What makes honey "non-spoilable"? : askscience - TL;DR: Honey is a desert for microbes that sucks them dry.

Doctors of Reddit, what are some of your worst experiences with anti-vaxxers? : AskReddit

When it comes to Twitter, Canadians are far more polite and positive than Americans, per an analysis of 40 million tweets (text and emojis). : science

Found this freaky optical illusion while watching a cooking video. Stare at the center of the brine until the scene changes. : videos

What's the dumbest excuse your girlfriend/boyfriend has used for cheating on you?

Halfway through American Gods. And it's beautiful! : books

Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack | HuffPost - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last week he didn't know about the PR campaign until The New York Times investigation. (two anti-semitic Jews and fucking liar Sheryl says maybe it "crossed my desk")
On Thanksgiving Eve, Facebook Acknowledges Details of Times Investigation - The New York Times - Joining a long tradition of companies and campaigns that drop bad news on holidays ... "Did we ask them to do work on George Soros? Yes." (oh, Sheryl and Mark lied, again and again?? ... "it crossed my desk" said anti-semitic Jew Sheryl)
Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack : technology ... "I hear Facebook and Dyson are working together on a moral vacuum."
How Facebook's P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech (lying Mark and Sheryl had nothing, nothing we tell you, to do with it!!)
Facebook slammed for allowing South Sudanese user to auction off 16-year-old bride - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (Sheryl said "it might have crossed her desk")

USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users Krebs on Security (and sat on it for a year to let hackers all over the world steal your data)

US Postal Service Left 60 Million Users Data Exposed For Over a Year


During California wildfires, farmworkers say they felt pressure to keep working or lose their jobs - The Washington Post

A Death on North Sentinel Island - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Call me crazy, but an American Christian missionary being killed after illegally invading protected tribal lands in order to convert one of the world's remaining un-contacted tribes to Christianity during Thanksgiving week feels just a little too on the nose. (just bringing Satan's word to the sinful)

Matthew Hedges: British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE | World news | The Guardian - Durham University student was detained while on way home from PhD research trip (Arab fuckers)

Inside the Hunt for the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist - Junaid Hussain

Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea - BBC News
What the socialist Kama Sutra tells us about sex behind the Iron Curtain - The Washington Post - The story behind the Eastern bloc's most popular socialist sex manual

MI6 battling to stop Donald Trump releasing classified Russia probe documents
Two journalists just revealed how they helped expose the Trump Russia affair | The Dworkin Report

Almost everything Trump just said about Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi is wrong or overly simplistic - The Washington Post
Trump's Statement on Saudi Arabia, Explained! - The president makes the case for the crown prince: Iran, arms sales and oil.
"I am astounded:" Sen. Corker compares White House statement to PR for Saudi Arabia
Trump slanders Khashoggi and betrays American values - The Washington Post
Senators demand Trump say whether Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing - POLITICO
Khashoggi murder: Calls to remove Saudi crown prince 'a red line' ("we will chop you up into little pieces if you say that" he said)
Trump's dangerous message to tyrants: Flash money and get away with murder
Turkey accuses U.S. of turning blind eye to Saudi killing of Khashoggi | Reuters ("U.S." = bought and sold Trumpster)
Trump Thanks Saudi Arabia For Low Gas Prices After Jamal Khashoggi's Killing | HuffPost
Tres Sheik
President Trump's Statement Gives MBS, Saudi Government a Pass in Jamal Khashoggi Death

No, Trump isn't putting 'America first.' He's putting himself first. (yeah, Haberputz did this but Trump thinks he IS America) Julian Sanchez: "Crucifixion is a terrible, terrible thing. Should never happen. And we may never know whether Jesus was guilty of crimes against Rome. Who can say? But thirty pieces IS a lot of silver, and it would be very foolish to turn it down."

Trump economy expected to slow down in 2019, before possible recession in 2020

Stalemate on Trump's wall amid threat of shutdown - Both parties are refusing to bend, with a government funding deadline two weeks away.
White House approves use of force, some law enforcement roles for border troops (is that even legal?) a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act. (actually not)
John Kelly's Cabinet Order Authorizing Troops to Use Force Against Caravan Migrants at Southern Border Is Disgraceful - His use-of-force order for troops at the border is a crock and a disgrace ... Kelly is shot through with the essential bigotry that blighted his native Boston when Kelly was growing up there ...
White House Approves Use of Lethal Force for Border Troops: Report : news

We Are All Part of the Same Hypocrisy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump hits back at Chief Justice Roberts, escalating an extraordinary exchange - POLITICO - The president had originally attacked a District Court judge who ruled against his asylum policy as an 'Obama judge'

It's time for the rats to leave Trump's sinking ship -- Like a television show that has jumped the shark, President Trump's frantic act grows more desperate and pathetic by the day. (and his (de)base is as strong as ever)
Donald Trump likened to bizarro Forrest Gump : bestof

Behind the scenes: Trump vs. Mueller - Axios

Trump is losing his fight against the law. - The judiciary has continued to quietly deliver subtle, devastating blows to the president's agenda

Former Bush attorney general Alberto Gonzales rebukes Trump for reportedly seeking to prosecute Clinton, Comey - The Washington Post (and when Alberto says you're fucked up ...)

Trump's Yearning to Prosecute His Political Enemies - Trump reportedly sought earlier this year to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, which one former Justice Department official called "un-American" (because, you know ...)
What Trump Has Done Is Already Impeachable By Any Reasonable Standard - If we're following the constitution, as soon as the president* asked the question, he was guilty of a high crime.
Trump tried to order the DOJ to prosecute Clinton and Comey - Lawyers, Guns & Money

House Intelligence Panel Hiring Money-Laundering Sleuths - One of the President's biggest foes is taking steps to chase the Trump-Russia money trail. (little Adam Schitt is coming for the Big Orange Turd)

Ivanka used a private email server. Now do we lock her up? - The Washington Post
Dershowitz: Defense of Ivanka's Private Email Is 'Hypocrisy on Parade' ... but wasn't a big deal and there's no reason for people to be going nuts about it in the first place.

Comedian Michelle Wolf delivers one-liner in response to Trump attack - ABC News - "I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist."

Trump Hired Matt Whitaker to Lock Up Hillary Clinton
New Letters: Whitaker Disclosure Forms Raise Ethics and Hatch Act Concerns - American Oversight
White House Won't Say When Trump Formally Named Matthew Whitaker As Acting Attorney General -- President Trump announced Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general in a tweet. That's all the paperwork that's been released
Whitaker made $1.2 million from conservative nonprofit - POLITICO - As executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT (hahahaha)
Griftonomics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Whitaker's "non-partisan" advocacy group, which he or his paymasters christened with Orwellian moniker Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT. Clever, very).

Avenatti won't face felony charge on domestic violence case, DA says : news

Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar | Reuters - U.S. farmers finishing their harvests are facing a big problem -- where to put the mountain of grain they cannot sell to Chinese buyers. (will the suckers ever learn? no.)

These Showrunners Are So Hacky - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You'll never guess who's behind the #fivewhiteguys/#nolabelsUnity20 putsch: Yet the force behind their campaign is one of the most toxic and notorious partisan warriors the Democratic Party has produced in the past three decades: political and corporate consultant Mark Penn -- The failure of this 90s nostalgia act was even more overdetermined than I thought!
Opposition to Pelosi slowly collapsing - POLITICO - Rep. Brian Higgin's support deals a setback to the group looking to oust the California Democrat. (will moldy Mouton be the last asshole in the room?)
In backing Pelosi, Higgins got what he wanted -- and so did she
Nancy Pelosi stopped the Bush Social Security privatization plan - Vox - "Never. Is never good enough for you?"
Poll: Democratic voters back Pelosi as speaker by wide margin - politico (and agree Seth Moulton is an idiot and a jerk)

Democrats won House popular vote by largest midterm margin since Watergate - Nationally, Democrats have 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans took 45.2 percent.
What the Polls Got Right This Year, and Where They Went Wrong - The New York Times - Though more accurate over all, the polls mismeasured some of the same areas of the country in the same way ... But while the big picture is much better than in 2016, when the polls systematically underestimated Donald J. Trump in the battleground states, some details are eerily similar.
Democrats see rural gains bolstering fight for White House in 2020 | Reuters - The message, rooted in healthcare and economic inequality ... Beyond the victories, Democrats increased their share of the vote in dozens of the country's most rural congressional districts (non-white voters)

It's over. Democrat Ben McAdams ousts Republican Rep. Mia Love by 694 votes ... meanwhile, in the states' other close-up-to-the-end race, Proposition 4 that seeks to end gerrymandering by creating an independent commission to redraw political boundaries after each Census also won (all driven by Prop 2 medical marijuana)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't rich. There's no reason to talk about it.
Words We're Watching: What Is 'The Ratio' and 'Ratioed' | Merriam-Webster
Sarah Palin mocks Ocasio-Cortez's 'basic civics' knowledge, falls into Twitter ratio abyss (Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods)

Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case (cutting off you daughter's clit is "free speech" and up to "the states to regulate" yes, "regulate")

Judge notes 'sad irony' of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi's s abortion law -- The law made exceptions only for medical emergencies or cases in which there's a "severe fetal abornormalty." There were no exceptions for incidents of rape or incest.
U.S. abortion rates dropped to record low between 2006 and 2015 - Axios
Number of abortions in U.S. hit historic low in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available - The Washington Post

All they have to do is run around the city while playing a horn - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Arkansas' Medicaid Works plan, which is aimed at limiting the reach of the ACA Medicaid expansion, is working as intended.

Will Fox Business Network Take Action After Lou Dobbs Tells Judge to "Go to Hell"? - Lou Dobbs is the Sean Hannity of Fox Business Network
Trump Helped Roger Ailes Create Fox Business Network, the Most Pro-Trump Cable Outlet

Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker Funded Race-Baiting Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith's Super PAC (racist tech-bro)
All the rudiments of hatred are present everywhere - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Decline and Fall of the Zuckerberg Empire (evil will out)
As Facebook faces fire, heat turns up on No. 2 Sandberg - her carefully cultivated image as an eloquent feminist leader is showing cracks. Questions these days aren't so much about whether she'll run for the Senate or even president, but whether she ought to keep her job at Facebook. ... "Every day executives are fired for a fraction of infractions these two have committed" (anti-Semitic Sheryl, how have the mightly fallen)

An Atomwaffen Member Sketched a Map to Take the Neo-Nazis Down. What Path Officials Took Is a Mystery. - Some experts and former officials see the case as part of a larger pattern, evidence that federal agencies are understaffed and out of position in confronting the threat of white supremacist terrorism -- even as the FBI's latest report shows a spike in hate crimes for the third straight year.

Police: Dog injures 12 children at Oklahoma City elementary school | WTVC (terrorist dog attack)

Most people are bad at arguing. These 2 techniques will make you better. - Vox

All Feminists Must Stand Up For Trans Liberation | HuffPost

Is there an altitude on Venus where both temperature and air pressure are habitable for humans, and you could stand in open air with just an oxygen mask? : askscience

Over 8 years, healthcare data breaches affected 164 million patients. But a new study finds that hackers are not the biggest problem, with 53% of breaches caused by healthcare organizations' own mistakes or neglect. : science

What's the weirdest rumor you've heard about yourself? : AskReddit

The Mind of an Anti-Vaxxer | 0:21 : videos

What were you most surprised to learn about the opposite sex? : AskReddit ... lavalamp ball syndrome ...

What's a genuine question you have that Google can't seem to answer but maybe somebody on Reddit can? : AskReddit

Adult furry erotica site hacked, with information stolen from nearly half a million subscribers - 500K is 1 in 651 Americans or pretty much 2 kids at every high school.

6500 dark web sites deleted in one attack : news ... the balls-deep web ...

Eschaton: Amazon Cuomo - Aside from the corruption, I really think Amazon Cuomo truly believed that the people of the world (and New York!) would be so impressed that he won the Amazon lottery and he is confused by the criticism. -- Somebody buy this man an internet. (he can't type)

Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday | Technology | The Guardian - Customer's names and email addresses posted on website, tech giant confirms


Climate change will bring multiple disasters at once, study warns: In the not-too-distant future we can expect a cascade of catastrophes, some gradual, others abrupt, all compounding as climate change takes a greater toll. : science
Subsidizing upstate New York nuclear power plants more expensive than new wind: shutting down nuclear and replacement with onshore wind will save $ 7.9 Billion till 2050, while reducing CO2 by 20.1 to 27.4 Mt more than nuclear. : science

California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on 'radical environmentalists' (carnage in the forests! mobs of libtards tieing themselves to burning trees!)
GOP county chairman deletes image calling wildfires 'God's punishment for liberal California' - Really? Did the dumbass who said that realize that Paradise, CA was literally the city in the US with the most churches per capita? As far as divine wrath goes, killing your own flock seems kind of counterproductive ...

Phil Murphy ate at swanky restaurant while NJ storm raged ("raging" 5 inches)

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers - The Washington Post - The CDC told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown.
AFM: Experts chase the cause acute flaccid myelitis - The Washington Post

More Than 50 Killed By Suicide Bomber In Afghanistan Capital | HuffPost - More than 70 other people were injured in the Kabul attack, according to a spokesman for the interior ministry. (it will never be too much)
'He's afraid people want to kill him' : White House discusses possible Trump visit to troops in Iraq or Afghanistan

Don't Let Russia Lead Interpol - The international law-enforcement organization is dangerously close to losing its legitimacy. (final steps in Trumpian devolution, make the crooks into the cops!)
The world can't let Russia run Interpol. My experiences show why -- By William Browder (whose idea was this, anyway)

I'm a reporter for NBC News. We realized Russia's disinformation playbook is hiding in plain sight -- so we made a documentary to tell everyone about it. AMA

Moroccan Woman Arrested After Cooking Boyfriend and Serving His Body With Rice

Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family in 'barbaric use of technology' : news

In Bosnia, Entrenched Ethnic Divisions Are a Warning to the World - The New York Times

Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism - The Washington Post

Trump says U.S. stands by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder - Axios (pardons Bone Saw, says he's totally innocent, just like "me!!!")
Trump defends Saudi Arabia's denial about the planning of Khashoggi's death
In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times
Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing : politics
His Kinda Guy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
In unusual statement disputing the CIA and filled with exclamation points, Trump backs Saudi ruler after Khashoggi killing - "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" the president said of whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew of the journalists slaying ("and don't bother me with your stupid "intelligence!")
Ex-CIA chief calls on Congress to declassify CIA findings on Khashoggi killing : politics
Amnesty says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention

Dow may drop 2,000 points more before market selling done: CNBC survey (Trump boom!)
Opinion | The New Economy and the Trump Rump - The New York Times - Why we went from regional divide to political chasm. - Krugman
The two big reasons there really might be a recession in 2020 - The Washington Post
Tech's 'FAANG' stocks have lost more than $1 trillion and counting from highs amid tech rout
Once popular tech stocks like Facebook and Apple are now getting crushed: Here's what happened (Zuck is a crook; iPhones are too expensive; bitcoin tanking)

In blow to Trump's immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico
Feds have paid undercover informants in migrant caravan - The 4,000 migrants have used WhatsApp text message groups to communicate along their journey, and DHS personnel have joined those groups to gather info.
Troops Rushed To Border To Guard Against Caravan Leaving Before Migrants Arrive : politics

Mueller might soon bring charges that even Trump die-hards can't trivialize
Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton - The New York Times
Morat20 comments on Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton
Thread by @SethAbramson: "(THREAD) Pre-election Russia collusion may take down Trump. It's equally possible the Trumps' pre- and post-election collusion with Saudi Arabia the UAE, and Israel will do it -- a course of collusion also connected to the Kremlin []"
Mueller Controversy: Trump Has Repeatedly Broken His Oath of Office. Now It's Up to Congress to Hold Him Accountable.
Mueller says powers still intact amid DOJ overhaul - POLITICO
Americans divide along partisan lines over protecting special counsel - CBS News poll - CBS News - Overall, 52 percent of Americans think Congress should pass legislation to protect the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation from being fired, including three out of four Democrats and most independents. Sixty-seven percent of Republicans, however, disagree. (Fox-watching morons support Russian control of America)
Carolyne Cass Admits Mueller Rape Report Has False Information She Didn't Want Published - Cass opens up and tells us that she does not know if Mueller was actually the person who raped her and that both Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman published and shared, against her will 'inaccurate' statements

Suddenly, Matthew Whitaker's Financial Disclosure Form Is Going to See the Light of Day

We now know more about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's finances than we do Trump's
Misogyny has become central to the Republican mission -- and the GOP is dying as a result

Trump's Base Isn't Enough - the 2018 wave was indisputably unlike any other in recent midterm history: It came with exceptionally high turnout. Turnout is currently estimated at 116 million voters, or 49.4 percent of the voting-eligible population. That's an astounding number; only 83 million people voted in 2014, by contrast

Ivanka Trump Repeatedly Used Personal Email at White House, Review Finds - The New York Times
Did Someone Say...EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lock her up? : politics
'Fox & Friend' spent months blasting Hillary Clinton's email use. Ivanka Trump got 25 seconds.
Nate Silver on Twitter: "If you're one of those news organizations that treated Clinton's private emails like they were a national emergency, the solution isn't to treat Ivanka's private emails like they're also a national emergency -- rather, it's to acknowledge that you kinda fucked up on Clinton."

Obama suggests Trump has 'mommy issues' | Daily Mail Online - -- Without mentioning Trump by name, he said says the reason the problems aren't solved is because of 'hate, anger, racism, mommy issues'

He's an architect in Manhattan. He got $3,300 from Trump's farm bailout

Obama praises 'extraordinary' Pelosi amid leadership battle
Marcia Fudge vouched for man now accused of killing ex-wife - POLITICO - The potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for speaker faces a new political problem. (Dems try to undermine all the work voters did)
Nancy Pelosi Revived Obamacare After Democrats Left It for Dead - Nancy Pelosi's Fight (but shes old! and a woman!)

Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election : politics

Mississippi Senate race devolves into racial melee - POLITICO - One ad showed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith with black men in nooses (not a bit racist) .
Embattled Hyde-Smith posted photo of herself in confederate hat - POLITICO - "Mississippi history at its best" she said ... where she posed for a picture she put on Facebook. (the whistles have become shrieks)
Walmart withdraws donations to Cindy Hyde-Smith after criticism

They're prepping for a race war. And they see Trump as their 'ray of hope' - South Africa has become a twisted meme for the far right online. A favorite for extreme right-wingers like Katie Hopkins, a British provocateur, and Laura Southern, a Canadian alternative media personality, who have developed a substantial following. (black boogeypeople coming for your trailer park as Trump stokes the fires in their tiny brains)

Xochitl Torres Small wins New Mexico 2nd District to boost Democrat House majority - Democrats have now flipped a net 38 GOP-held seats, expanding their majority in the Congress that starts in January.

Arkansas's s Medicaid experiment has proved disastrous - This summer, Arkansas became the first state to require poor people to prove they're employed to receive Medicaid. Critics say the state is trying to save money on the backs of the poor. That's nonsense, Arkansas officials reply. They want to *help* the poor (sadistic Republican fuckers fucking poor people)

Trump Fans Sink Savings Into 'Iraqi Dinar' Scam -- President's true believers are convinced he's going to make them millionaires with Iraqi currency. (with his face on it; morons will be morons)

Actress Claims Michael Avenatti Dragged Her Across Apartment, Called Her An 'Ungrateful Fucking Bitch'

Giving Money to an Elite Private University is the Worst Kind of "Charity" - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Bloomfuck) Matthews is right that there have been much worse vanity donations to universities that don't need the money, but if you want bang for the buck state schools without selective admissions are where to go.

It's Almost as Though "Pro-Life" Advocates Aren't - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "pro-l;ife" advocates in the Ohio legislature are advocating killing women and doctors.

Former MSU president Lou Anna Simon charged with two felonies for lying about Nassar investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police, making her the third person charged by the Michigan Attorney General's Office in its investigation of the university related to Larry Nassar -- The utterly disgraceful conduct of Michigan States Board of Trustees during this horror show should never be forgotten.

5-year-old girl, sister of Taylor Hayes, is shot in West Baltimore, expected to survive, police say - Baltimore Sun

The girl in the wheelchair was told she was critically ill. Her mother's brutal murder exposed the truth = Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental condition where a parent grafts fictitious sicknesses onto a child.

Prosecutors blame serial rapist for 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton - The Boston Globe - (wheels of justice grinding very slowly)

Mom sues Texas Roadhouse after being told to cover up while breastfeeding : news

Glamour Magazine to Cease Regular Print Publication - The New York Times - yes another women's magazine is moving away from print (pivot to digital!)

A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in one psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds. : science

Representative Joe Kennedy reverses himself, calls for pot legalization nationwide - The Boston Globe - change of heart comes in an opinion piece for STAT on the same day that recreational marijuana sales began for the first time in Massachusetts. (retarded, and looking at you, Maaaty and Chaawlie)
Here are the menu's at Massachusett's first 2 recreational marijuana dispensaries
A look at what people in Massachusetts are Googling on the first day of recreational marijuana sales - The Boston Globe
A look at how long wait times are in the lines outside the two recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe (with pics of potheads! for their employers to see

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism: a cohort study of more than 129,000 children found a modest association between exposure of nitric oxide (a traffic air pollutant) to pregnant women, and a higher risk of their children developing autism by the age of 5. : science


A fire, a newborn baby and a pact: Tales of survival from Paradise - San Francisco Chronicle - Remarkable escapes as firestorm swept through town

Chicago hospital shooting: Police officer, gunman and 2 others dead after Mercy Hospital attack - Chicago Tribune

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades -- a school in North Carolina where many families claim religious exemption from vaccines ... Asheville Waldorf School (Jesus said no-vax, anti-vax idiots call it "medical terrorism")
Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state's worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

Stats about girls in India are alarming. Meet 18-year-old Anjali. - The Lily - Girlhood Around the World

An Irish teenager said she was raped. Then her lacy underwear was used against her. - The Washington Post

Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout: Source | Middle East Eye - US Secretary of State gave Mohammed bin Salman a roadmap to insulate himself from the scandal, a senior Saudi source tells MEE
After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king's favorite son

Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home - POLITICO

Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year - The Washington Post (so, Lock! Her! Up!)
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year : politics

Ex-FBI Lawyer Drops Big Hints on Trump Obstructing Justice

Denial is not a foreign policy - The Washington Post
Trump once again rejects US intelligence he finds inconvenient : politics

Book Offers Firsthand Account of a Venomous Den Inside the White House - The New York Times - Cliff Sims, a former Trump aide who has written a new book, kept hundreds of pages of notes during his time at the White House

A look at Trump's 'A-lus' weekend: Finnish leaf-raking, 'Pleasure,' Calif., and Adam Schitt

CNN drops suit against White House after Acosta's press pass is fully restored -- New rules -- Reporters must ask only one question of the president at news conferences, but they can follow up with another if the president consents. A reporter must then "yield the floor" including giving up a microphone. Failure to abide by these rules, the White House letter said, will result in revocation of a journalist's White House pass.
Trump targets Acosta ouster -- again -- So a court fight could result in a precedent that curtails freedom to cover the most powerful official in the world from the literal front row.
White House Tells Acosta He Will Be Banned Again in Two Weeks : news

The most revealing quote from Trump's latest Fox New interview ... "we got rid of the individual mandate, which was the most unpopular thing you can imagine, health care -- I got rid of it" ("extremism in defense of insanity is no sin")
3 takeaways from Trump's testy Fox News interview -- "The one most important takeaway from the interview is that Trump is bonkers and unfit for public office."
Trump's pattern of insulting war heroes continues with commander of bin Laden raid - insults of war heroes and military families who criticize him are a feature, not a bug, of his presidency. (yeah, Cadet Bone Spurs knows all about military stuff)
Trump's Attacks on Admiral McRaven Have Successfully Pissed Off Everyone

Trump's Border Stunt Is a Profound Betrayal of Our Military -- The president used America's military not against any real threat but as toy soldiers, with the intent of manipulating a domestic midterm election.

'Takes all of the oxygen out' : Trump further divides political map for 2020 - Nearly 6 in 10 white, college-educated women voted for a Democratic House candidate, an eight-point increase from the 51?percent that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. Young people also moved, with 67 percent of voters under the age of 30 supporting a Democrat in the House, compared to 55 percent who supported Clinton.

Trump's crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable

Why did Trump's lies fail so badly? Important new data provides a clue. -- With the Democratic edge in the House popular vote now swelling to nearly eight points -- 53 percent to 45.3 percent -- it's clear that the country decisively rejected this Trumpist story ... All of the districts across the country that will now be controlled by Democrats "account for 61 percent of America's gross domestic product" while all the districts that will now be controlled by Republicans account for 38 percent.

A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump's Trade War Has Aided Few - Mr. Trump, who has had broad support in many farm states, still insists that his get-tough approach to trade will ultimately help American farmers ... (moronocracy suckers: Make America Shit Again and "Sonny' Perdue has a big fat belly)

From dire warnings to happy talk: Trump changes his tune after the midterms - The Washington Post

Sixteen dissident Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker - The Washington Post ... Seth Moulton (Mass.) ... Stephen F. Lynch (Mass.) (Dems will always, always, fuck things up)
Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch sign letter opposing Nancy Pelosi as speaker - The Boston Globe
Rep. Seth Moulton faces town-hall pushback for opposing Pelosi - POLITICO
This Is Just Sad - Lawyers, Guns & Money - #13WhiteGuys
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "This increasingly feels like an IDC caucus in the Democratic Party attacking the fact that the party is moving to the left."

Always Projection: The Invention of Political Correctness - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The conservative movement has long dismissed the value of neutral expertise

No, Democrats Didn't Win The Senate. But They Did Better Than It Seems - Democrats lost seats in the Senate, but still overperformed

Thomas Farr Devised Ways to Keep Blacks From Voting. Mitch McConnell Wants to Make Him a Judge. - A protigi of Jesse Helms wrote a law targeting minority voters with 'surgical precision' in North Carolina - His nomination is part of a plan to pack the courts with extremists.

Why the blood of a 1955 Mississippi murder drenches today's Senate race - Will Bunch -- Cindy Hyde-Smith (evil bitch, front row at the lynching! )
If Republicans don't want to be called racist ... (maybe they shouldn't act like racist assholes)

Sherrod Brown Is Right to Say Brian Kemp Stole the Georgia Governor's Election from Stacey Abrams - Lessons from Sherrod Brown and Chuck Todd.

How Marco Rubio's sad decline explains the Republican Party (Trump cocksucker)
Brenda Snipes submits resignation as Broward elections supervisor - Sun Sentinel
DID BRENDA KILL BILL? (looks like it: bad ballot design by incompetent Dem kills Bill Nelson)

GOP Legislatures Try To Curb Democratic Governors' Power -- Some of the steps Republicans are expected to take will almost surely be challenged in court. (b/c they can, and they are purely evil)

How Trump administration pressure to dump 4-H's LGBT policy led to Iowa leader's firing (only took them 6 months to go this deep into thir hatreds)

Wisconsin Republicans Get Fewer Votes, Claim Mandate to Govern from Gerrymandered Districts

A Record Number of Women Were Just Elected But The Women's March Is Imploding -- group just can't igure out how to deal with its Louis Farrakhan problem.

The Truth About George Soros Tablet Magazine - Understanding the Jewish billionaire -- who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography

The Domination of Fake News - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This story about how the invented propaganda Facebook spreads for profit works is chilling:

Eschaton: The Racism Is Coming From Inside Your Neighbor's House - One of the obvious myths embraced by our objectitudinal journamalismists is that racism is something for hicks from the sticks, and maybe the occasional southern politician, and that's it.

Emily Scheck, a lesbian runner at Canisius College, regains eligibility in NCAA funding dispute - The Washington Post (too much bad PR, even for monsters, and also, her lying parents are very bad people who will never live down their evil, hello, Timothy Scheck, infamous on the internets for all eternity)

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say : news

Denver Dad Chris Watts Gets Life in Prison as Attorneys Reveal Daughter Fought for Her Life

International Men's Day: More heels! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Boston Globe creates a new section dedicated to marijuana coverage - The Boston Globe

MDMA makes people cooperative, but not gullible. In a study of 20 adult men, participants playing a game cooperated more if they'd taken MDMA, but only if their opponent was trustworthy. : science

I am an employment attorney here to tell you how to respond to sexual harassment in the workplace in the "#MeToo" era. Ask Me Anything! : IAmA

Members of the multi-billionaire philanthropic Sackler family that owns the maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin are facing mass litigation and likely criminal investigation over the opioids crisis still ravaging America. : news

[Serious] Cancer survivors of Reddit, when did you first notice something was wrong? : AskReddit

What is your opinion on the moon? : AskReddit

/u/hexjunki laments the death of fictional world-building in the face of endless plagiarism. : bestof

Tekashi69 Arrested on Racketeering, Firearms Charges : news

Who's someone that "gets a pass" because they're famous but really shouldn't because they've done/are involved in some shady sh*t? : AskReddit
What's the worst adult tantrum you've ever witnessed? : AskReddit
The 90s had blind dating, in the 2000's we had FWB's , 2010's gave us Tinder, what will be the new dating trend of the next decade? : AskReddit

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About: It's not being mean to reporters, "The biggest freedom-of-the-press issue is that Trump is working with Comcast and AT&T and Verizon to end net neutrality." : technology


Cleaning Up the Cuyahoga - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. This was hardly the first time. It had happened several times actually. In fact, it was so not notable that there are no known images of the fire. It was too commonplace.

School shootings have fueled a $2.7 billion school safety industry. What makes kids safer? - Washington Post - Billions are being spent to protect children from school shootings. Does any of it work? (no, but the fear and death industry profits)
Holy crap, Mad Magazine isn't pulling any punches. - Album on Imgur ... Z is for ZOE who won't be the last
Holy crap, Mad Magazine isn't pulling any punches. : pics - I mean, around 16 people were killed and 55 injured in shootings across the US just yesterday according to That's almost as many people that died at Parkland.

After trading barbs all year, Newsom and Trump meet at California fire zone - POLITICO (oh look, Newsom is 6 inches taller than Trumpster)
California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state's deadliest wildfire. Here's how
California fire: Death toll in and around Paradise grows to 76 with 1,276 still missing as Trump visits - Los Angeles Times
Trump told Niinistv revealed raking being crucial part of fire prevention in Finland -- The Finnish president says he never mentioned raking (you don't mean Trump lied, again?)
Smoke from California's Camp Fire : gifs

'You should have died in the Holocaust' : Neo-Nazi harassment is not free speech, judge rules ... Court documents note that by spring 2017, the family had received more than 700 violent and threatening communications ... "There is no First Amendment right to call upon hundreds of thousands of readers to launch a public attack on a private individual with the intent of ruining her life. That's simply not something that our Constitution protects" ("hundreds of thousands" in the flying-monkey army of Trump Nazi zombies)

Death toll rises to 11 children in adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey rehabilitation center : news

The Land That Failed to Fail - The New York Times - China Rules - The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It's still waiting. (But Larry Summers told us it would fail!)

Dominic Raab: Restart Brexit talks and say UK won't be 'bullied' POLITICO (conservative assholes always project their evil)
New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica's Role in Brexit - Newly surfaced e-mails show that the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Cambridge Analytica, the Big Data company that he worked for at the time, were simultaneously incubating both nationalist political movements in 2015. (lock up the fascist fuckers)
Eschaton: Prime Minister Deals - The first "agreement" (which hasn't yet been agreed to) was about more high minded framework stuff. The next set of dealing is where every single country in the EU gets to demand their little piece -- A seven-page declaration published last week is set to become a much heavier document after member states made a series of interventions in meetings with the European commission for additional text. One EU diplomat said: "It's a Christmas tree and all the member states are putting their baubles on it." (hahaha nationalist Brit fuckers)

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible | Reuters (refused to listen to the tape of Khassoggi screaming, said it was "fake news" probably invented by "lying Acosta.")
Trump: 'I Don't Want to Hear Khashoggi Tape -- I"t's a suffering tape. It's a terrible tape. I've been fully briefed on it. There's no reason for me to hear it. ... It was very violent, very vicious, and terrible" ("but I don't believe Mohammed Bone Saw had anything to do with it")
Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it' (Arab fuckers bought him, years ago, on sale after Putin took the best outfits)
Trump Says He Was 'Fully Briefed' and Also 'Not Briefed Yet' But Either Way Saudi Crown Prince 'Absolutely' Not Involved Because Trump Knows 'Everything That Went On' Without Listening to Tape of Khashoggi Murder
Trump: 'I Don't Want to Hear' Khashoggi Tape
Trump: 'I don't know' if Saudi prince lied (said the biggest liar)
'Smoking gun' would help implicate Saudi prince, Senate Republican says ... Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee (doesn't believe US "Intelligence" ("I need the video of Mohammed Bone Saw chopping him up," Blunt said. "Then maybe I might start to believe this improbable anti-Trump story about some stupid fake-news guy" he said)
Top White House Official for Saudi Policy Resigns: NYT - The Daily Beast (fired, actually, for not being pro-murder enough)

The U.S. joined with Russia, China and North Korea in rejecting cyber pact. Nobody will say why. : politics (a mystery)

Trump Claims He 'Did Not Know' Whitaker's Views on Russia Probe (and if you believe that ...)
Trump says he wouldn't stop acting attorney general from curtailing Mueller probe (but he would never tell him to do that) Trump also said Sunday that he could not envision a situation in which he would try to amend the Constitution to run for a third term as president in 2024. (said the lying liar President for Life)

Trump suggests venerated Navy SEAL commander should have found bin Laden faster - The Washington Post (support our troops!)

Republicans battle to defend Trump from threat of impeachment - POLITICO - Lawmakers are jockeying for the top GOP spot on the House Judiciary Committee, which will be ground zero for Democratic attacks on the president ... Jim Jordan, R-Asshole)
Trump labels Schiff 'little Adam Schitt'
Trump's "three-hour work day" is over once a Democratic congress starts investigating, conservative CNN host says (they coming for you, Big Trump Shit)
Trump Says He's Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation - President Trump had maintained over the past year that he was willing to be interviewed by the special counsel - The president also claimed that he had no idea that his acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, viewed the Mueller investigation skeptically, despite reports that the two had multiple conversations about the inquiry over the past year. (Satan lies, always)

Unfixable: Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. - The Washington Post - Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. (Trumpsters have wrecked the country permanently)

Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump | FiveThirtyEight (the real "big sort" -- people with brains and the fox-watching walking dead)

: How lies become truth in online America ... one of the most popular on Facebook among Trump-supporting conservatives over 55.

These Americans Are Done With Politics - The New York Times - The Exhausted Majority needs a break. (oh look, the NYT does yet another of their endless series of visits to Iowa/Kansas to interview very special red staters who are very "exhausted"

'A cancer on democracy' : the battle to end gerrymandering in America

Maine's pioneering ranked-choice election likely to catch on nationally (get up to speed, Massholes)

Is Trump country really better off under Trump? No. It's falling further behind

Chuck Schumer, feckless hack - Well, in 2017, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) opened an investigation into Facebook over Russiagate and misinformation generally. (Far from being some fire-breathing populist, Warner is among the most milquetoast, business-friendly Democrats who has ever held high office.) But Schumer has raised more money from Facebook than any other member of Congress, his daughter works there, and he helped get his former staffer appointed to the Federal Trade Commission (which oversees Facebook). In concert with Facebook brass, he told Warner to lay off the company, reported the Times: (Chuckie Fuckie is a neo-con self-serving crooked asshole)

Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Gubernatorial Race To Ron DeSantis | HuffPost - The announcement comes after a week and a half of uncertainty over a recount.
Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race

These House Committees Could Make Or Break A Progressive Agenda | HuffPost - The fight for the future of the Democratic Party is already happening on Capitol Hill ... four ultra-powerful committees: Appropriations, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, or Financial Services.

Women Won The House For Democrats, But Men May End Up Running It | HuffPost - Congresswomen eager to take on leadership roles may get edged out by influential male colleagues. Not a good look, folks! (men are increasingly the problem, everywhere)

Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats - POLITICO - The incoming congresswoman endorses an effort by the group Justice Democrats to make the House Democratic Caucus more liberal and diverse by taking on incumbents. (get rid of pink fucker Moulton, pls)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the rigged conservative shame game by refusing to play : politics - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the rigged conservative shame game -- by refusing to play

After a bumpy day of missing ballots, troubled Broward recount put on ice until the morning - Sun Sentinel

Say Adios to Matt Rinaldi, the Texas Lawmaker Who Called ICE to Report Latino Protesters (bye-bye, asshole) Maybe ICE is hiring.

America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths : politics - Maternal mortality rates ... The US is doing better than Brazil, about as good as Armenia and slightly better than Afghanistan. (and by "America" we mean "homoicdal Repubican Red State Fuckers")

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide - The Huffington Post - "What if this is what we should be doing? What if it's tht simple?" ... "If you plan on killing yourself this weekend, I need to know" (worth the read, Cyndi)

'Predatory' Dartmouth professors plied students with alcohol and raped them : news

The dramatic implosion of 'I Kissed Dating Goodbye' is a lesson -- and a warning ... published in 1997 by then-21-year-old Joshua Harris, launched a revolution in the evangelical Christian world ... Sexual impurity was a "grimy film that coats the soul" ... Fast-forward to 2016: Those teens who swore off dating have grown up, and they're angry. (trapped in a culture of Satan's lies)

Far right protesters left stranded in Philadelphia after taxi drivers refuse to pick them up | The Independent - Only two dozen marchers turn up to right wing rally

School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being 'tricked' nto believing they are the wrong sex -- Whistleblower teacher makes shocking claim that 'most are autistic' | Daily Mail Online ... powerful transgender lobby ... convincing autistic children ... they are the wrong sex (transepidemic)

The Battle Of Athens | american HERITAGE - The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.
The Battle of Athens -- When WWII Veterans stood up to the corrupt Local Government in Tennessee ... Due to prior scams involved in local elections, the GI's pointed out their slogan -- Your Vote Will Be Counted As Cast ... The GI Government collapsed in 1947 and was replaced with a clique similar to the one they had been fighting against
Battle of Athens (1946) - Wikipedia

One of Jesus's Most Famous Lines Wasn't in Original Gospels -- One of the most famous moral teachings involving Jesus and an adulterous woman didn't become part of the Bible until at least a hundred years after the Gospel of John was written. - "Judge not lest ye be judged" ("Let him is who without sin cast the first rock" and Jesus "wrote" many books)

What Great Listeners Actually Do - Harvard Business Review - Pocket (HBS tells you how to have a human-to-human conversation)

An inside look at how sadistic the American mental health system is. : bestof

Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college. : science

A new study finds that cutting your time on social media to 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of depression and loneliness : technology

ELI5: the term 'Bourgeois Nationalism' : explainlikeimfive

Older people of Reddit, what do you think is BETTER about today's youth? : AskReddit

What is the moment during your relationship that made you decide "I will marry you."? : AskReddit
What is your NSFW secret you are NOT proud of? : AskReddit
Reddit, what is the worst secret your SO is keeping from you, but that you actually know? : AskReddit

What's the worst case of over-sharing you've experienced on social media? : AskReddit
People who've been blocked on Twitter by a famous person, what got you blocked ? (see the Dan Schneider riff)

Smart speakers have no idea how to give us news - The Verge (google is reinventing radio and it sucks)

Tumblr is missing from Apple's App Store -- Apple has removed apps from the store in the past. Earlier this year, it booted Telegram after it became clear that the messaging app was being used to distribute child pornography. (see, the reason why you can't stop governments from spying on you is always child porno)


Likely New House Science Chair Seeks to Move Away from "Suspicion" of Science (and reality in general)

Since 9/11, the U.S. has spent $6 trillion on wars that have caused half a million deaths: report : politics (keep looking forward, so we can do it all over again)

Trump: Not raking weeds contributing to fires : politics
In California, One Community Reflects on a Fire as Others Still Burn - The New York Times
Trump again suggests California mismanaged forests as he heads to fire-damaged state - The Washington Post - Trump's response to natural disasters has varied, and sometimes appears to depend on the partisan makeup of the state or region affected.
Camp Fire's Missing Person List Climbs To 1,011 As Statewide Death Toll Rises To 74
Camp Fire refugees create new town of 'Wallywood' as officials struggle with housing crisis - "This is on an order of magnitude beyond what we thought was one of the worst disaster recoveries we would be faced with"
Smoke Days Are Now California's Snow Days -- Wildfire smoke has closed schools and canceled events across Northern California. But not everyone can stay indoors.

The New York Area Was Nearly Paralyzed by 6 Inches of Snow. What Went Wrong? - The New York Times

U.S. Household Debt is Nearly a Trillion Dollars Higher Than it Was Before The 2008 Recession : politics (wait, you mean it trickled UP?)

France's climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests

Eschaton: Bored Now - Perhaps Theresa May's cunning plan has been "no Brexit" all along?
Immigration worries drove the Brexit vote. Then attitudes changed. - The Washington Post - 48 percent in June 2016 to 17 percent in October (b/c Putin's propaganda stopped)

Israel Police to recommend Netanyahu be tried for media corruption : news

The once poisoned and imprisoned foes of Putin gather in London - The Washington Post - Russian dissidents and their Western allies honor Sergei Magnitsky.

Argentina's missing submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard. : news

Russian tipped to take over Interpol in Kremlin victory | News | The Times - A Russian official is favourite to be the next head of Interpol in spite of concerns that Moscow has been using the international policing agency to target political opponents ... The election follows the disappearance of Meng Hongwei,

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination (Trump and Jared are complicit)
CIA Khashoggi findings 'highly damaging' to Mohammed bin Salman - Agency must have solid proof that Saudi prince ordered journalist's killing, says official ... It came after Donald Trump and his national security adviser, John Bolton, had tried to shield him from criminal investigations that have incriminated 21 Saudi agents in the grisly murder. (so, complicit in torture and murder)

CIA Determines Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Assassination - The conclusion that Mohammed bin Salman ordered the journalist's murder contradict the Saudi government's version

Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing - The Washington Post
Trump hails Saudis as 'spectacular ally' in wake of CIA Khashoggi reports (they help us how, again?)
Trump is defending Mohammed bin Salman's lies. Congress must insist on the truth. (his face is big but his brain is small) Jared Kushner raised concerns among administration officials by communicating with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on private channels, including through WhatsApp : worldnews - Jared Kushner's ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Mohammed Bone Saw)

Khassoggi Death: Trump won't believe his own intelligence community -- again ... Trump has been shown evidence of the prince's involvement but remains skeptical that Mohammed ordered the killing. (traitor-in-chief is owned by RU and SA but he has the "best brain")

Woman says she married Khashoggi in ceremony kept secret from his fiancee and some in his family - The Washington Post
If Trump sacrifices Fethullah Gulen to protect Saudi Arabia, he will make a mockery of the U.S. extradition system : politics

Decades of Fake News, Courtesy of the Kremlin : politics

Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews? - The New York Times - Jewish communities stand more divided than ever on whether to embrace or denounce Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. (very divided on the totally evil question)

Decorated Navy SEAL Is Accused of War Crimes in Iraq - The New York Times

How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks's Assange - a remarkable shift by both the American government and President Trump, who repeatedly lauded WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign for its releases of Democratic emails, stolen by Russian agents, that damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Booting Jim Acosta from the White House was bad for press rights. Charging Julian Assange might be worse. - The Washington Post
Trump: If Someone Pulls an Acosta in the Future, 'I Will Leave' (if they are impolite to the supreme leader)

More than 14,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody, an all-time high - (America hates children)

Trump'ss battle to destroy the Mueller investigation is officially doomed - His attempts to fight Mueller were so ham-handed and so public that it made it impossible for him and his administration to shut Mueller down. (obstructer-in-chief, lock him up! )

In Which Brett Kavanaugh's Replacement is Somehow More Evil Than Brett Kavanaugh - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Especially popular in Florida bars, dwarf-tossing is the strange spectacle in which competitors throw Velcro-clad little people at a wall or mattress like a shotput. The longest toss wins. (yes, it's stupid and evil all the way down)

Matthew Whitaker's denial about his company's alleged fraud just suffered a major blow (lying asshole bully crook now running DOJ)
Opinion | Matthew Whitaker and the Corruption of Justice - The New York Times - whether it is part of a broader attempt to subvert the rule of law.
"Illegal, Unheard of, Highly Suspicious" : Where Is Matthew Whitaker' Financial Disclosure Form? (hahaha where is Trump's?)
Think Matthew Whitaker is a hack? He's one of many (hacktocracy)
Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker - Sam Clovis talked about his "very good friend" Whitaker.

'This would be a very good time to do a shutdown' Trump says ... if Congress fails to give him the money he wants to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. (shut down youself, you idiot)

House Democrats to Step Up Probe of Trump-Russia Ties - WSJ - Adam Schiff wants to learn more about a deceased GOP activist who sought Hillary Clinton's private emails (Trump bumped him off)

Lou Dobbs Loses His Mind After CNN Defeats White House Over Acosta's Press Access (Fox-brained)

Opinion | Trump Is Beginning to Lose His Grip - The New York Times - It isn't just white suburban women who switched to Democrats. Parts of rural and white working class America peeled off too.
The Democratic blue wave was real: Midterm elections proved that Republicans have only a tenuous hold over the coalition that propelled Trump to the White House in 2016 : politics
Here's what a primary challenge to Trump would accomplish

Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldn't Lead Senate Democrats. (Chuckie Fuckie sounds a lot like a Republican asshole)

Why the Right Is So Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics

America's Election Grid Remains a Patchwork of Vulnerabilities (one of Obama's lowest priorities)

Democratic Rep. Moulton draws fire for campaign to deny Pelosi speaker's job - Prominent liberal activists are openly floating a primary challenge to the two-term Massachusetts congressman, the instigator of the nearly 20 Democratic foes to Pelosi and one who helped recruit several of the incoming freshmen opposing her (speaking of self-serving assholes, vote the fucker out!)
Don't blow it, Democrats. There's only one choice to be the next speaker.

Nearly 3,000 Votes Disappeared From Florida's Recount. That's Not Supposed to Happen (when you let Repubicans count the votes)

Rep. Mia Love jumps ahead of Ben McAdams by 419 votes after updates from Utah, Salt Lake counties - The Salt Lake Tribune (UT finds more Republican votes)

Hyde-Smith Accepts $2,700 Donation from Notorious White Supremacist | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp - The Washington Post - Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith stumbled recently when, in praise of a supporter, she spoke of her willingness to sit in the front row of a public hanging if he invited her

RIP, California GOP: Republicans lash out after midterm election debacle - POLITICO - There is no message. There is no messenger. There is no money. And there is no infrastructure - In the wake of a near-political annihilation in California that has left even longtime conservative stronghold Orange County bereft of a single Republican in the House of Representatives ... only one hope for reviving the flatlining party: Blow it up and start again from scratch. (yeah, that'll work also b/c you're still Republican assholes)
Going, going ... with midterm wipeout, California Republican Party drifts closer to irrelevance - Los Angeles Times ... "It's dead. It exists in small regional pockets, where there are enough white, non-college-educated working-class communities for there to be a Republican Party. But that's not much"

Ranked-choice voting: Maine proved the concept in 2018 midterms

Republican Governor Says Trump Makes People Into Victims, Encourages them to Blame Others, and Will Never Heal or Unite - Ohio Governor John Kasich, a possible 2020 candidate,

Abortions are declining in Ohio, property taxes for schools are rising. Which issue do you think GOP lawmakers are targeting? Thomas Suddes | - No question, Ohio has had its problems. Unlike Indiana, though, the Buckeye State has never elected a Ku Klux Klan member its governor.

"You Don't Critique My Journalism, I Critique Your Journalism!" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Axios, the innovative meida website that does the center-right inside-baseball gossip format the site's founders made famous, only as bullet point executive summaries: ... All "the shit that's distracting" is, apparently, paragraphs and complex sentences. (simple sentences for simple minds) Look, we've talked to a wide spectrum of affluent conservatives, and they all agree that policies that benefit affluent conservatives are best for the country! WHO ARE YOU? (bullet point: Vanderhei is an asshole) ... "smart brevity format"

"Senator, Why Are You Being Arrested?" (Georgia Republican Fuckers, they wanted her vagina searched for extra cruelty)

The last Republican. Chris Smith is the lone survivor of N.J.'s blue wave in Washington.

A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos - The New York Times (dude, think next time)
A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos : news

Dartmouth students shocked, angered over abuse allegations in lawsuit - The Boston Globe
Dartmouth students sue college, alleging sexual assault by professors - The Boston Globe ... a "21st-century Animal House" ... For years Dartmouth did little to rein in the professors ... Dartmouth's conduct was wanton, malicious, outrageous, and conducted with full knowledge of the law. (professor-gropy-bros made sex a course requirement)

After man was gunned down by US Park Police, two lawmakers want more body cams : politics (as usual, they got away with murder)

Authorities find a rocket launcher and pipe bombs during massive Florida white supremacist sting - Thirty-nine members of the United Aryan Brotherhood and Unforgiven neo-Nazi groups were arrested in a Florida drug trafficking sting

D.C.'s Neo-Nazi Brothers Were Hiding In Plain Sight

Third autopsy results show non-accidental damage to boy found dead in rolled up in gym mat (quite the coverup)
Man, 78, confesses to 90 unsolved murders over four decades, say police : news

Hershee bar: One of the oldest lesbian bars is to be demolished. The city wants a dog park. - The Washington Post ($1.5M for dog park, Lesbians are lower than dogs, is the message)

Yogurt shop employees 'scared' of black man supervising mother-son custody visit -- so cops ask him to 'move along'

Can you fit in this bathroom? Passengers are growing but airplane bathrooms are shrinking - The Washington Post - On some of the newer planes flown by American, Delta and United airlines, the bathrooms in coach are just 24 inches wide. For comparison, that's roughly the width of the average dishwasher or the size of Kim Kardashian's waist

The case for cracking down on Tinder lies - The Washington Post - There should be a legal penalty for obtaining sex through fraud.

Number of Witches in U.S. on the Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million ... which is higher than the 1.4 million mainline Presbyterians. (that's a lot of broomsticks flying around)

Toddler dead after accidentally shooting himself with gun found under a pillow : news

Woman in alleged GoFundMe scam claims she was set up by boyfriend, homeless man
Serial con artist swindled victims and abandoned her children for decades : news
Serial con artist swindled victims and abandoned her children

Nashville police officer alleges city retaliated after she said she was raped by another officer : news

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 350 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jamestown was a complete disaster in its early years. See, all the European colonial incursions faced a problem: there wasn't very many of them and they violently demanded that Native people work for them for free. When those Native people got sick of being killed, it put the colony in jeopardy. This is really the story over and over again ... but that's not why people in Jamestown were eating each other. That happened because they had become so afraid to leave their tiny fort that they chose to starve rather than incur the wrath of the Native peoples around them. And this was entirely on the English. (it took 11 days from the time they landed to piss off the real Americans)

Trump admin. sued over rules blocking medical marijuana patients from gun ownership : politics
Massachusetts marijuana stores to open Tuesday - The Boston Globe - marijuana retailers in Leicester and Northampton (almost like they planned it that way)

Striking Marriot workers reach tentative agreement with hotel, union says - The Boston Globe

Columbia Gas engineer's failures at root of gas explosions, NTSB says ... with "limited knowledge" (sorry, knowledge costs money)

What's a dark part of American history that gets no attention in schools? : AskReddit

/u/Flite500 explains the top ten medicines/chemicals you should have if society collapses, if the supermarket shelves and pharmacys are empty and you need to survive for an extended period of time. : bestof

Why 536 was 'the worst year to bee alive' - Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536. In Europe ... A mysterious fog ... Then, in 541, bubonic plague struck the Roman port of Pelusium, in Egypt. What came to be called the Plague of Justinian spread rapidly, wiping out one-third to one-half of the population of the eastern Roman Empire and hastening its collapse ... a cataclysmic volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed ash across the Northern Hemisphere early in 536. Two other massive eruptions followed, in 540 and 547. The repeated blows, followed by plague, plunged Europe into economic stagnation that lasted until 640

ELI5: What exactly are the potential consequences of spanking that researchers/pediatricians are warning us about? Why is getting spanked even once considered too much, and how does it affect development? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that in Michelangelo's painting "The Creation of Adam," there is an anatomically correct image of the human brain behind God, with his right arm extending to the prefrontal cortex, the most "human" part of the brain

The Swan of Tuonela - Wikipedia

6_0221415E23 comments on I'm Emily Conover, physics writer for Science News. Scientists have redefined the kilogram, basing it on fundamental constants of nature. Why? How? What's that mean? AMA!

TIL Christianity has existed in India even before it did in the western world. Since it was established by Saint Thomas the disciple following the death of Jesus. : todayilearned

An older picture of Teresa. She's the love of my life! Happy birthday honey! : pics

OP's powebill goes up by $500. Discovers room-mates bitcoin mining rig hidden in the garage. : bestof

/u/qwertyurmomisfat tells the story about his awful neighbor Caroline; a woman so infamous that other redditors chime in with their own stories about her : bestof

What's the sluttiest thing you've ever done?

What is the worst thing you've ever seen? : AskReddit

Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down : videos

The New York Hustle of Amazon's Second Headquarters - The city of hustlers got hustled ... Amazon might receive three billion dollars in breaks in New York alone, the equivalent of every city resident Venmoing $348 to Bezos.

She was reading about her neighbors' Amazon fears. Then came a knock on her door. (sell us your house!)

"I Hope It Cracks Who She Is Wide Open": Inside Silicon Valley, Many Have Long Known Sheryl Sandberg Isn't a Saint (Fakebook led by fake souls)
Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees - The New York Times
Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley
Facebook employees react to the latest scandals: "Why does our company suck at having a moral compass?" (look to your leaders for that answer)
Students protest Zuckerberg-backed digital learning program and ask him: 'What gives you this right?" ("depersonalized learning" - Zuckerfucks pushing charter school shit in exchange for student data, of course)


Ocasio-Cortez gets in closed-door fight with veteran lawmaker over climate change - POLITICO - New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee -- slammed the creation of the new climate panel
Heat waves caused by climate change could impair male fertility across generations, scientists warn - The Washington Post (Trump's dick will fall off)
Officer Donald Trump is on the case of climate change - The Washington Post

California wildfires: Made homeless by flames, evacuees face hardship, disease and desperation - Los Angeles Times
California fires update: Death toll in Camp Fire rises to 63 - CNN
Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For | HuffPost
The bizarre and frightening conditions that sparked the Camp Fire | Grist - "Worse than no rain is negative rain"
Camp Fire's destruction in Northern California leaves rescue teams sifting through debris for human remains

COMMUTE FROM HELL: Snowstorm Cripples NYC Area With 10-Hour Traffic Nightmare | HuffPost - Roads came to a standstill, mass transit was crippled and ride-hailing prices skyrocketed. (6 inches paralyzed NYC, just wait 'til they get some real snow)
NYC Scanner on Twitter: "Oops!! the winter weather has started. The GWB is a total lockdown. Expect Heavy traffic. " (they can't drive in snow)
Ben Feuerherd on Twitter: "There's kids on school busses after midnight because the city ground to a halt after six inches of snow fell "

Gun Control Groups Eclipse N.R.A. in Election Spending - The New York Times

Theresa May's Brexit deal gives everyone something to hate - May has made a choice from among all of the bad alternatives on offer. She has negotiated an agreement that is absolutely guaranteed to be unpopular and will make her unpopular. Already, members of her own party are calling for a vote of no confidence in her government ... (Tory clowns take UK off the cliff)
Jumping Out of the Clown Car Right Before It Goes Over the Cliff - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Raab has come to the same conclusion that David Davis and Boris Johnson reached earlier in the year: it is easier to be on the team that accuses the prime minister of failing to deliver majestic herds of unicorns than it is to be stuck with a portfolio that requires expertise in unicorn-breeding -- Given that the plan these inept dipshits supported ... (disaster)

Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis
Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Get Away With Killing U.S. Resident : politics - "Once they realized it was a serious request, the career guys were furious" - The White House is looking for ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. in order to placate Turkey over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ("placate" Turkey for SA's killing, makes alot of sense)
Turkey has second audio recording on Khashoggi killing: Columnist - Turkey News (and you can bet that's not all -- Erdogan is playing both Salmanella and Trumpster like fiddles

Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing - The Washington Post - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing - a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets ... "The court filing was made in error. That was not the intended name for this filing" (can't do simple paper work)
Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal - The New York Times

The 'caravan' faded from the news. Obama predicted this would happen.

Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander - The New York Times

Trump's White House Chaos Is Worsening -- Distractions and disarray are threatening to upend Trump's presidency. Can he possibly stay focused?

It's easy to fact check Trump's lies. He tells the same ones all the time ... Fact-checking Trump is kind of like fact-checking one of those talking dolls programmed to say the same phrases for eternity, except if none of those phrases were true.
If only we could find this "Nobody" person (which, ironically, is the point)

In a 'self-defeating and self-incriminating' slip-up, Trump just admitted he installed Matthew Whitaker to kill the Russia probe

Trump says he "just finished" answering Mueller's questions ... "easily" ... "I'm not agitated [by the Mueller investigation] ... it's a hoax, the whole thing is a hoax, no collusion... no I'm very happy ... there should have never been any Mueller investigation ... they've wasted millions and millions of dollars"
Trump legal team balks at Mueller's questions on post-2016 election activity

Preparing for the worst' : Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world - Half a dozen people in contact with the White House and other Trump officials say a deep anxiety has started to set in ... have only added to the intrigue that something big is about to happen.

There are dozens of sealed criminal indictments on the DC docket. Are they from Mueller? - ABC News

Alleged Russian operative Mariia Butina negotiating with prosecutors (sic)

Top Cheney Aide in Mueller's Sights as Probe Expands - Mueller's investigators have examined an array of operatives with ties to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAEincluding John Hannah, Dick Cheney's former national security adviser. (meeting before the election with SA to overthrow Iran, almost like they were sure they would win)

GOP pushes Trump for new attorney general amid Mueller uproar - POLITICO - Senate Republicans hope replacing Matthew Whitaker will calm the firestorm over Trump's attacks on the special counsel.

Trump to meet with Florida's Bondi as he searches for new attorney general ... Bondi received a $25,000 campaign donation in 2013 from a charity run by Trump as her office was looking into complaints from customers of Trump University ... (crooks all the way down)

Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement - The New York Times

CNN-Trump lawsuit hearing: Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass - CNN (raging maniac wants more "decorum"

Another Trump aide tell-all due to hit shelves in January - POLITICO - Former top White House aide Cliff Sims

Mercedes Schlapp Contradicts Kellyanne Conway's Claim On 'Sped Up' Video - A White House spokeswoman on Thursday claimed that a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that was shared by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had not been altered, directly contradicting White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who previously confirmed that it was.

Wilbur Ross leaving? Mulvaney is waiting. - POLITICO - Amid the drama around higher-profile Trump officials, the president's 80-year-old Commerce chief may be on the way out.

U.S. Marshals Service spending millions on DeVos security in unusual arrangement - The cost to taxpayers could be as much as $19.8 million through next year, according to figures provided to NBC News.

Avenatti blames pro-Trump conspiracy theorist for arrest - politico = "First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire"

George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump (cult of morons)

Bette Midler Ripped For #FLOTITS Tweet About Melania Trump | HuffPost (somebody had to say it, but @FLONIPS would have been better)
Melania Trump racked up $174,000 in hotel bills for a day trip to Toronto

Fancy Bear hackers may be impersonating State Department - Axios

Yes, the campaign to take down Nancy Pelosi is sexist -- not to mention a terrible idea - Efforts to take out Pelosi aren't progressive, but backward -- She's earned the speaker's gavel the hard way (shut the fuck up, Seth)
The Democratic Insurgents Who Want to Topple Nancy Pelosi -- What do Tim Ryan and Seth Moulton really want? (to fuck over the country, obviously)
"A nameless, shapeless, faceless woman I know nothing about who will surely be perfect." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As you would expect, Alexandra Petri is perfect on the #FiveWhiteGuys-led movement from the right of the party to depose Pelosi: ... Whatever Andy Borowitz is making Petri should be making a hundred times that.
The Costs of Dropping Pelosi - Pacific Standard - There are a few points that Democrats uncomfortable with Nanci Pelosi's leadership might want to consider before urging her to retire (written pre-wave)

Way too many Americans say suppression tactics stopped them from voting

Eschaton: All Over At 7:30 EST - There is something about spending 2 months hyping an event (election) and then wanting to "declare the narrative" at 7:30 EST, or file one version of their pre-written column, before most polls are closed and long before most votes will be counted. (Bret Stephens, ex-WSJ, now NYT asshole is an idiot)

Pelosi Mulls Super-majority Rule For Tax Hikes On Bottom 80%-- For First Act in Power, Democrats Consider Making Their Own Agenda Impossible to Pass - All this would be a bit less problematic if the Democratic Party had overcome its allergy to deficit spending (and/or accepted Modern Monetary Theory as its personal truth). (always playing on Republican turf)

Stacey Abrams Ends Fight for Georgia Governor - The New York Times

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor's race; Senate contest goes to a manual recount (FL just elected a racist asshole and is about to elect another one)
Broward County recounted hundreds of thousands of votes for nothing - CNNPolitics -- long-agonized-over machine recount total delivered two minutes too late ... he secretary of state's office did not accept the new numbers ... after days of painstaking work ... (Republican fuckers fucking the country, again)

Stacey Abrams Prepares Push For New Vote In Georgia Governor's Race

Republicans no Longer Have a Single House Seat in New England : politics (and Susie Doozy is done in ME)

GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea' Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said it should be harder for 'liberal folks' to win (just kidding, hahahaha)

Opinion | Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost - The New York Times - Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn't get union support ... The Republicans who assumed control of Columbus pulled off an aggressive gerrymandering of federal and state legislative districts ... And not just the building-trades unions, which sometimes side with Republicans, but the Service Employees International Union and the public sector unions -- AFSCME, the Ohio Education Association and Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (union idiots now reliably red in red OH)

Twitter Users Have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Back After She Was Fashion-Shamed | HuffPost - Washington Examiner journalist Eddie Scarry seemed amazed the newly elected congresswoman could wear nice clothes after she said she couldn't afford rent in D.C. (clueless conservative assholes)
joe on Twitter: "here it is " (hahaha he deleted his stupid tweet)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Oh, does @eScarry think he can delete his misogyny without an apology? I don't think so. You're a journalist -- readers should know your bias (which, apparently is womens' butts)
Eddie Scarry tweet about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outfit questions her 'struggles' - The Washington Post

Some white Northerners want to redefine a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism - The Washington Post - Some white Northerners see a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism - "a fitting symbol of white people's grievances" (patriotic traitors in defense of slavery racist morons)

QAnon's true believers are devastated as the conspiracy theory goes down in flames

Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory - POLITICO Magazine - Credible sources say the Las Vegas shooting was a one-man job. But a small band of former government insiders is propagating a wild alternative theory -- with dangerous consequences -- Paddock's rampage was part of a coordinated anti-Trump plot involving the Islamic State and Antifa, or left-wing "anti-fascist' activists ... sprang from the feverish mind of Infowars' Alex Jones days after the attack (stupid, delusional and evil) ... What's also alarming about this particular conspiracy is that it's being driven by people who not long ago held senior positions in the intelligence community and who still have access to members of the government

Republican senator claims 'the left' will start a civil war unless federal highway system abolished - We are ruled by monsters and fools ... Rival American forces war over the interstate highway system somewhere in Sen. Mike Lee's (R-UT-Asshole) imagination (or his racist memories and also defund education which libtards hate) Lee, who also believes that federal child labor laws, Social Security, and Medicare are unconstitutional (yes, they really are that stupid, evil and insane)

Charts: Democrats represent modern economy, Republicans left behind -- Republicans represent the smaller, fading segment, with less-educated, more-homogenous work forces reliant on traditional manufacturing, agriculture and resource extraction. (the past) Democrats represent the larger, growing one, fueled by finance, professional services and digital innovation in diverse urban areas. (the future) ... the 472 counties Hillary Clinton carried accounted for nearly two-thirds of U.S. economic output. (Rethugs got 5x more counties and 1/3 of the economy)

Ohio House Passes Controversial 'Fetal Heartbeat' Anti-Abortion Bill | HuffPost - If bill becomes law, it would allow only about 6 weeks to obtain a legal abortion in the state, often before a woman knows she's pregnant (which is the whole idea) There are no exceptions in the bill for rape or incest. Doctors violating the measure could face felony charges and up to a year in prison. (see your rapist's face for the rest of your life, said the evil fuckers)

What Did 'Pod Save America' Expect? - Don't put professional Republican smear men on your liberal podcast ... Facebook ... expoloited anti-Semitism ... Soros ... The Republican operative behind the campaign was none other than Miller. (vide infra) ... Miller's presence on the Crooked team was a modern media spin on a familiar phenomenon: prominent liberals inviting the right-wing weasels into the living room, allegedly in the interest of getting a different perspective, the totally predictable result of which is an orgy of special pleading and whitewashing ... Here's what Miller had to say for himself, regarding his little Facebook anti-Semitism oopsie: ... "Pro-abortion pom poms" (CWAFA) ... and ... he also worked as a spokesperson for the Employment Policies Institute, which put out this highly misleading ACORN attack ad (he killed ACORN, that's a lot of evil)
"Rotten" ACORN Ad Funded by Anti-Minimum Wage Group (2008 when bi-partisan Barry let them kill ACORN so poor people wouldn't hava a voice)

Video shows white Kansas official telling a black woman he is 'part of the master race'

Fox News' Laura Ingraham Drops Radio Show for Podcast | Hollywood Reporter - "the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio"

De Blasio Ousts Investigations Chief, Citing Abuse of Power - The New York Times

Model And Actress Kim Porter Dead At 47 | HuffPost - Porter was the former longtime girlfriend of Diddy, with whom she had three children ... cardiac arrest.

Is Science Stagnant? - The Atlantic - Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck - Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?

Amazon deal will disrupt plans for affordable housing on Long Island City sites - "The fact that massive public subsidies are helping eliminate affordable housing units is just the latest reason this bad deal needs to be torn up and thrown away"

Sheryl Sandberg and the emptiness of leaning in - The Washington Post -- Sheryl Sandberg leaned way, way in -- to shut the rest of the country out. (her soul was always empty of everything except money-grubbing PR)
A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook's Attack Dog (Sandberg is evil)
'No Morals' : Advertisers React to Facebook Report - The article also spotlighted a lobbying campaign overseen by Ms. Sandberg, who also oversees advertising, that sought to shift public anger to Facebook's critics and reval tech firms ("Lean in and be really evil" is anti-semnitic Sheryl Sandfucks motto)


British Prime Minister Battles To Save Brexit Deal As Ministers Quit | HuffPost - Just over 12 hours after Theresa May announced that the cabinet had agreed to the terms of a draft Brexit agreement, the Brexit minister resigned ... at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years (English white nationalism and la-di-la off the cliff with Theresa)

Theresa May buffeted by resignations over her Brexit deal - Dominic Raab's Theresa May buffeted by resignations over her Brexit deal POLITICO - departure blindsides Number 10.

The Wages of David Cameron's Staggering Incompetence - Lawyers, Guns & Money(they put blindfolds on and walked backwards off the cliff)

Japan's New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn't Actually Use Computers - Yoshitaka Sakurada obviously needed no experience for the role.

Saudi Arabia's latest account of Khashoggi's death is shocking in its audacity (Mohammed Bull Shitter knew nothing, nothing, about it and the syringes and bone-saws in the airport xrays weren't there on purpose but we are now in a post-truth Trumpian world, so fuck you)
Saudi Arabia distances crown prince from killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - The Washington Post ... Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the operation, Shaalan al-Shaalan, a spokesman for the prosecutor, said at a news conference in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. (hahahaha)
Jamal Khasshoggi's killers carried syringes, electro-shock devices and cutting tools as they left Istanbul, says report
Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for five in Khashoggi killing : news

Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders face murder charges in death of Special Forces soldier - The Washington Post

First Wave of Migrants in Caravan Reaches U.S. Border in Tijuana - The New York Times - About 800 migrants associated with the caravan have made it to Tijuana so far, according to local officials and advocates, with thousands more still crossing Mexico and expected to arrive in the next several days.
Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election : politics - Strange, it's almost like it's not the imminent threat of invasion he claimed it was and he was only trying to scare stupid people into voting for Republicans.
dereviljohnson comments on Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election (vide infra)

President Trump Tweets in a Frenzy About Robert Mueller's Russia Probe - House Democrats Deal with History - The new House class is going to have history dropped on them. (interesting way to put it, Charlie)

Trump: Damn Right I Fired Sessions to Obstruct Justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money

This Is the Saturday Night Massacre ... happening in slow motion ... . Putting a president above the rule of law is a threat to democracy.
NYT's reporter says Trump was instructed not to tweet about the Mueller probe -- but that'Hes flown out the window (Haberputz)
Trump blasts Mueller probe a week after installing new acting attorney general - The Washington Post (of course I'm obstructing +80% of his face is below his eyebrows)

/u/PutinsPawn sums up why Roger Stone is providing what looks like self-incriminating evidence in a well-cited, succinct post. : bestof

"Insanity," "Furious," "on His Own" : Trump's Post-Midterms Blues Are Vexing His Staff and Roiling the White House. He's lashing out at aides and press and foreign leaders, and threatening to roll West Wing heads -- but at least he didn't get his hair wet at the Belleau Wood memorial.

U.S. says defendant in Elliott Broidy hacking case has diplomatic immunity - The ex-diplomat accused of helping steal and distribute GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy's emails is entitled to immunity, the U.S. government tells NBC News ... the case, which criss-crosses the murky worlds of cybercrime, the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis and pay-to-play politics in Trump era. (i.e. totally crooked, and "government" = Trumpster) "The case must be dismissed," wrote Lowell, who frequently represents high-profile clients including Jared Kushner. (hahaha)

Trump to Nominate Handbag Designer as Ambassador to South Africa - WSJ - Lana Marks is a member of the president's Mar-a-Lago Club (more "pay-to-play" and more totally incompetent for the job)

Trump's Orwellian argument for violating CNN's First Amendment rights

Donald Trump Becomes Twitter Laughingstock Ove 'Envy Of The World' Boast -- "Take it from an outsider: we feel sorry for Americans.
Joe Munger on Twitter: "We aren't the envy of anyone. We are a laughing stock. *side note.....they are laughing at you not with you

witter Users Mock Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory With 'Voter Disguise' Pics
Meg G???????????? on Twitter: "Actually video of a voter changing their disguise to vote twice, as our dear Leader Trump has asserted happened. "
King Jaffee Joffer on Twitter: "BREAKING: clear video evidence of voter fraud #disguise "
Mary on Twitter: "They Suspect Nothing"

White House aide Mira Ricardel picked a fight with Melania Trump. The first lady won. - The Washington Post

Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence ... I'll Be 'Fully Exonerated' (after I pay a bunch of hush money)

Eschaton: Brain Worms (in Trump's syphilitic brain)
How Trump's favored midterm candidates performed - Trump bragged that the candidates he backed won. The reality is more complicated.

Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats Can Ignore Republicans and Problem Solvers Caucus Acting in Bad Faith - The "Problem Solvers Caucus" has never solved a single problem. Sit down. Democrats Can't 'Work With' Republicans Until Republicans Return to Reality ... So, on Thursday, it was no surprise to find that it was The Hill that sent the feline screeching from the burlap ...
Democrats Can't 'Work With' Republicans Until Republicans Return to Reality : politics
27QWByN.png -- And waht, McConnell, Must We Give in Return?

: CNN's Alisyn Camerota corners Democrat Seth Moulton on his plot to topple Pelosi as speaker (self-serving dick)
On the #FiveWhiteGuys Coup - Lawyers, Guns & Money (we really don't need your shit, Seth)

Andy Kim Declared Winner Over GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur In New Jersey | HuffPost - Kim edged the biggest Trump backer in N.J ... becoming Congress' irst Korean-American Democrat. (repeal and replace asshole get repealed and replaced, despite racist attacks on Kim)

Federal judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems roiling close races - The Washington Post

Rep. Mia Love sues to halt vote count in Salt Lake County - The Washington Post
A loss in Utah and fury in Florida - The Washington Post (and you know something? Jeb Bush is a terrible person)

'This is not all of us.' Call to remove Muslim from post divides Tarrant Republicans ("islamic terrorist" Republican)

Al Jazeera host corners Trump supporter on president's lies like few American journalists ever have

A presidential map for the 21st century - Axios - Changing demographics and Trump have blown up the electoral map that has dominated American politics since 1992 ... Due to Obama's neglect of the Democratic Party, this has been a lost decade for the Dems ... (thanks alot, Barry, for tellings us to "go home and let the adults handle it" ... Obama was a disasterous pres, paved the way for Trumpster)

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump,' does Nazi salute during Baltimore performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Trump, Daily Caller repeat Tucker Carlson's unproven claim that protesters broke his door (while his wife was cowering in the pantry)

Title IX protects those who Emily Yoffe and Wellesley College disempower | The Wellesley News ("advocate for women" thinks sexual harrassment cases disempower men like Kavanaugh)

Deep Thoughts, By Malcolm Gladwell - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A prominent thinkfluencer has some ideas to share: (what's wrong with his head?)

Fighter vs. Bomber I - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A new study has found that the more literally a person understands metaphorical statements and the more religious they are, the more likely they are to share pseudo-profound bullshit on social media. : science

An antibiotic called thanatin, produced naturally by the spined soldier bug, attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. : science

/u/Lonnbeimnech beautifully explains the futility of bringing a hate symbol to a football match : bestof (the bestof comments on Brexit, UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland and comparison to the Confederate Flag except they won)

/u/AdrianBrony and /u/Bugbread concisely and clearly explain why the concepts of "mansplaining" and the Bechdel Test are not idiotic, and why they are an actual problem : bestof

/u/pm_me_flaccid_cocks makes a racist Vietnamese joke toward OP, ends up having a nice conversation with OP in Vietnamese. : bestof (good discussion of ethnicity)

coloadomi comments on In what light do Germans of today view their WW2 veterans

dereviljohnson comments on Donald Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election (white evangelicals elected Trump, otherwise whites voted for Hillary +good comments on "economic stagnation anxiety")
myth economic anxiety trump at DuckDuckGo
Donald Trump is the worst president ever, 41 percent of Americans say in poll : politics
Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds - The New York Times
u/dereviljohnson explains Trump's anti immigration rhetoric, his primary voter base and why it's so effective : bestof

BarbieButtPlug comments on First date ideas in downtown?

Hypocritical_Oath comments on Pharmacist student speaks out...

ColChrisHadfield comments on We are members of Canada's space sector, with special guest former Astronaut Chris Hadfield, discussing our past and future in Space Technology and Exploration. Ask Us Anything!

New York's Amazon Deal Is a Bad Bargain - The city has what the company wants, talent. Why pay them $1.5 billion to come? ... "New York can proudly say that we have attracted one of the largest, most competitive economic development investments in U.S. history," Amazon Cuomo said. (he changed his name to get the deal)

The moral and ethical rot at Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg's Facebook (might say something about the condition of their souls) It has barely been a year since Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg were talked about as presidential material (yeah, remember his "focus groups" and "America Listening Tour"?
Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage after shocking New York Times investigation
Facebook Cuts Ties With Washington Firm That Sought to Discredit Social Network's Critics (zuckerculture)
Facebook says it removed a flood of hate speech, terrorist propaganda and fake accounts from its site - The Washington Post - Facebook said Thursday it had removed more than a billion fake accounts and taken action against millions of posts, photos and other forms of content that violated its prohibition against hate speech, terrorist propaganda and child exploitation, the latest sign that the social-networking giant faces an onslaught of online abuse as it builds new tools to spot it. (so they had more accounts than they are people in the world and they didn't suspect anything)
Jim Carrey Shreds Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg With Explicit 2-Word Message In Binary | HuffPost (Zuckerfucker)


A Very Grim Forecast | by Bill McKibben | The New York Review of Books - Bill McKibben
Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming - The Washington Post - A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can't necessarily make that claim.

The midterm results were a mandate for Congress to act on guns - The Washington Post

Study: US has spent nearly $6T on war since 9/11 : politics (what could have been)

How Brexit Broke Up Britain | by Fintan O'Toole (how Britain self-destructed) ... a completion of the deregulating neoliberal project set in motion by Margaret Thatcher in 1979. The Brexit fantasy is of an "open" and "global" Britain, unshackled from EU regulation, that can lower its environmental, health, and labor standards and unleash a new golden age of buccaneering hyper-capitalism ... "Unable to exit Britain, the English did the next-best thing and told the EU to fuck off." (Corbyn is like an evil Bernie and the "English" are racist and don't give a shit about NI)
Eschaton: BREXIT - I'm too lazy right now to parse the latest "deal" but as usual rumors are being floated of DUP defections and Tory Rebels and ... hahaha. not gonna happen. They'll fall in line and keep supporting May. I don't entirely know why, but...

In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US drone

This Is a Reality, Not a Threat - The Future of War & Future War Reviews

Trump's insults to France 'unimaginable' from predecessors, Harvard expert says
As relationship sours, Macron tells Trump France is not vassal of U.S. | Reuters
Retired Army general says Trump skipped veterans event in France to 'eat cheeseburgers' and 'watch TV' (cartoons, probably) "Not many people realize that around 65% of white people during the 1960s disagreed with the passage of the Civil Rights Act. That's right, 60%+. Many of them are still alive today." (and that's total white people, so it's 95% in the South)
Five days of fury: Inside Trump's Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval

A Week After the Midterms, Trump Seems to Forget the Caravan - The New York Times
Eschaton: I Didn't Do It - Good thing nobody reads OUR newspaper. Maggie:
STUDY: Trump's phony caravan "crisis" consumed Wash. Post, NY Times - Leading paper That seems to create a whole slew of other potential legal problems no one has yet considered.s produced 115 news stories referencing the caravan, put 25 on A1 (oh, hello, Haberputz_

A frightful portrait of a president out of control - The Washington Post
The White House is in meltdown - The Washington Post - New reporting paints a picture of the administration descending into a thunderdome of backstabbing and resentment as staffers jockey for position or wonder whether they should get the heck out, all presided over by an erratic, unhappy president.
Staff anger spills over at White House - POLITICO - A drumbeat of exits is mixing with Trump's anger after the midterms and a much-criticized trip to Europe.

Con man exposed: Trump's acting so erratic because midterms made him look like a loser -- Once a con man is exposed, he blows town and moves on to the next mark. But Donald Trump is the president of the United States. He's trapped and he has nowhere else to go.
Con man exposed: Trump's acting so erratic because midterms made him look like a loser
Everything Is Fine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another week in our great experiment to determine what would happen if a dedicated Fox News viewer with below-average hinging became President of the United States:

Melania Trump Exploits the John Kelly Power Vacuum - She can be a knife fighter

National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office (decent into more chaos)
Trump's mood takes a foul turn: 'He's pissed -- at damn near everyone' (psychotic meltdown in process)

Trump claims an ID is needed to buy cereal and that fraudulent voters simply switch hats - The Washington Post (loop-di-loop)
Donald Trump Makes Absurd Claim That Illegal Voters Change Into Disguise In Their Car And That's Why Republicans Lose : politics
Trump's latest make-believe about voter fraud: Dems change shirts and vote twice - Beyond parody

Trump Campaign Paid Millions to Trump Businesses During Midterms : politics (win-win, suckers)

Conservative Lawyers Say Trump Has Undermined the Rule of Law - The New York Times - The annual convention of the Federalist Society (hilarious)
Almost six in 10 Americans believe Trump should not be reelected : politics

Just how far will Republicans go to win? - The Washington Post

Mystery Robert Mueller Opponent Previously Thought to Be Trump Files Lengthy Sealed Document : politics
Kelly erroneously claimed Wilson took credit for building funding - CNNPolitics (classic Kelly reference)
John Kelly's Legally Fraught Role in the Sessions Ouster (Marcy thinks it's Kelly) So the guy whose testimony Mueller may be most actively pursuing (indeed, one who might even be in a legal dispute with), effectuated a plan to undercut Mueller's plans going forward. That seems to create a whole slew of other potential legal problems no one has yet considered.

Mitch McConnell Blocks Bill To Protect Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation - Sen. Jeff Flake vowed not to vote for any more of President Trump's judicial nominees until the Senate votes to protect Mueller, putting pressure on McConnell to change his mind.
Mueller protection bill: Jeff Flake threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks bill - CNNPolitics

How Trump's move to put a loyalist over Mueller is already backfiring - Bipartisan criticism and legal maneuvering may limit Matthew Whitaker's options
Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016
The Acting Attorney General Helped an Alleged Scam Company Hawk Bizarre Products - Mother Jones - Matthew Whitaker lent his name and status as an ex-US attorney to a firm touting time travel cryptocurrency and a toilet for the "well-endowed" (big-dick toilets!)
An Exhaustive Timeline of Our New Acting Attorney General's Astoundingly Crooked Career - Year by year, the onetime Iowa tight end descended into grifting and scamming. He's a perfect match for his new boss

Does Trump actually believe his own hype? - The Washington Post

Forget Impeachment. Mueller's Real Threat to Trump Is in 2020.
Timeline: Stone repeatedly claimed contact with Trump and his campaign while touting WikiLeaks connections - CNNPolitics
Mueller Probes Possible Witness Intimidation by Roger Stone - WSJ - Former Trump adviser angry that radio personality Randy Credico denies being WikiLeaks conduit

CNN Will Win Its Lawsuit to Have Jim Acosta's White House Press Pass Restored (they lied, lock them up)
Trump's relationship with Fox News starts to show cracks - POLITICO - The network backed CNN over White House access, just the latest sign of distance between Fox and the president.

Public Wants Congress to be a Check on Trump | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Few support re-electing the president in 2020; not too keen on Pelosi, McConnell as leaders

Trump meddles in McCarthy-Jordan leadership brawl - POLITICO - Trump has privately urged the House majority leader to strike a deal with the conservative Freedom Caucus founder, who is challenging McCarthy for the minority leader post next Congress,

Top Census Scientist's Testimony Casts Doubt On Motives For S\tudy On Citizenship Question | HuffPost - Top Census Scientist's Testimony Casts Doubt On Motives For Study On Citizenship Question - The researcher says he outlined the cost a\ nd harm of adding the question. It didn't matter

The Turtle Who Had No Shame - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bi-partisan Turtle-face warns Dems not to be uncooperative!)
McConnell: The American People Didn't Vote for What They Voted For (they voted for me! Me!)
Mitch McConnell's Spectacularly Tone-Deaf 'Partisan Politics' Rant Backfires - attempt to slam incoming Democrats doesn't go over very well - "reach across the aisle" (just like he didn't)
Norman Ornstein on Twitter: "Merrick is only one, albeit an important, data point. McConnells outrageous obstruction goes back much further. He tried to block and delegitimize every action taken during the Obama presidency. He blew up long-standing norms to block many dozens of judges. 1"
Eater of Souls #VetsResistSquadron on Twitter: " "

Adam Schiff wants 'comity' for the House Intelligence Committee. It won't be easy (lock up fucking traitor Nunes, Adam, then we'll talk about 'comity)

The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts | FiveThirtyEight
Yes, It Was A Blue Wave | FiveThirtyEight (sorry, Nick, you are stupid)
Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats In A Generation : NPR

White Nationalist Tied to Pittsburgh Shooter Arrested in Washington, D.C. - America Has a Problem - If it had a real president, he'd get on television and denounce it ... Now, though, they have a president* who, at the very least, throws them a juicy rhetorical bone every couple of months, and a fairly well defanged Justice Department headed, at the moment, by a guy who not long ago was scamming people with toilets designed for people with big dicks. (like minds)

Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Opposition in Speaker Race Is Led by #FiveWhiteGuys Including Tim Ryan, Seth Moulton - There is no need for any of this ... Alas, it is my painful duty to report that the #FiveWhiteGuys are led by Seth Moulton, congresscritter from the Sixth Congressional District here in the Commonwealth (God save it!), and a man who has been farting higher than his own arse ever since he got elected in 2014 ... The #FiveWhiteGuys are Moulton, Ryan, Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Bill Foster of Illinois ... The #FiveWhiteGuys are of the school that believes that the Democratic Party's needs are best served winning back all those disgruntled folks at diners in the Mahoning Valley, a theory fairly well demolished last Tuesday (Moulton is a narcissistic self-serving asshole)

Judges ensure ballot counts continue in Georgia - Abrams gains ground as judges order more Georgia votes to be counted

Trump's authoritarian response to Florida shenanigans hints at worse to come
Trump calls for Brenda Snipes, Democratic election official in Florida, to be fired - CNNPolitics

Nelson will likely come up short in recount battle against Scott
Why we're still waiting for election results from Florida and Georgia -- and why newly counted ballots favor Democrats
The Latest: Palm Beach machines overheat, miss recount votes
Opinion | Marco Rubio, Trumpified - The New York Times (Dubious little Flubio)
Marco Rubio has become unhinged since Election Day: 68 tweets fighting Florida recount : politics
Marco Rubio roasted for '3 pt kick' tweet about Florida election

GOP Rep. Denham loses as latest ballot counts show Republicans Walters and Kim in growing danger - Los Angeles Times

Women flipped the House. Why that matters - The Boston Globe (they're coming for your balls, guys)
Laura Ingraham Goes On 10-Minute Rant Against Diverse New Members Of Congress | HuffPost - "four horsewomen of the apocalypse<" (racist Fuckgraham) /a>

Michael Avenatti in police custody after domestic violence allegation - The Boston Globe

Jim Carrey on Twitter: "Matt Whitaker. Unconfirmed. Unconstitutional. A Kangaroo Attorney General, happy to hop for our Baby-in-Chief. "
Jimmy Kimmel Tricks Trump Fans Into Believing He's Deporting Statue Of Liberty (Trumpsters hate liberty, applaud Trump's decision, "lock her up!" they said)
Robert De Niro Bashes Trump Again: 'Down With This Motherfucker!'

Fox News Aired a Segment About Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Made Her Look Cool As Hell - Laura Ingraham tried to attack Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. It backfired.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Oh no! They discovered our vast conspiracy to take care of children and save the planet ?? "
Andrew Lawrence on Twitter: "look at this "

Divided We Stand The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up? (b/c the stupid states wouldn't have any money)

MacArthur loses New Jersey House race to Democratic challenger Andy Kim | TheHill (one Rethug left in NJ)

Georgia Legislator, Arrested At Work, Says She Was 'Singled Out As A Black Female Senator'

Meet the Native American Woman Who Beat the Sponsor of North Dakota's ID Law

Progressives unseated all 59 Republican judges up for re-election in Houston in the midterms : politics

Betsy DeVos set to bolster rights of accused in rewrite of sexual assault rules - The Washington Post

In Midterms White Evangelicals Stood Up For Their Party (of Satan)

VIDEO: Protesters Chant 'John McCain's Dead' Outside Shapiro Lecture -- Students put on a shameful display Tuesday at Ohio State University, where conservative commentator Ben Shapiro appeared as part of his campus lecture tour ... Leftist protesters who gathered outside the doors to the venue led chants of "Reagan's dead" and ... (almost as uncivil as locking up babies in cages!)

White Lecturer Calls Cops On Black Student Who Had Her Feet Up In Class | HuffPost - University of Texas at San Antonio said it's carrying out two investigations into the matter.
Apurva Rawal on Twitter: "So this happened today in class, a girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil ??" (oh, hi, Anita Moss, 2053 Bio, you stupid racist bitch now famous on the internets for all eternity b/c you never heard of "cellphones")
Apurva Rawal on Twitter: "So this happened today in class, a girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil ??"
Chantel Cole on Twitter: "Obvs your girl had to take a moment to give Professor Moss ( a shout " (hahaha send the bitch an email)

DC Neo-Nazi Who Called Pittsburgh Murders A 'Dry Run' Arrested; Has Deep Ties To 'Alt Right' - Jeffrey Clark wasn't shy about being a white supremacist. But it was only after his family reported him that authorities arrested him on gun charges.

To the Catholic Church: I'm Out - Joan Vennochi

Scottish Insult Generator

Hospital leaders apologize, acknowledge mistakes cost Laura Levis her life - The Boston Globe

I'm Adopted, But I Won't Be Celebrating National Adoption Month

Catholic prelates are subject of blistering criticism at leadership meeting - The Boston Globe
'I've been dealing with this stuff now for 16 years. Can't we just get this right?'

Massachusetts marijuana shopping for rookies: Answers to your questions - The Boston Globe
Somerville moves on equity for marijuana businesses - The Boston Globe

Police Lock Up Angry Raccoons Drunk On Crabapple Hooch Until They Sober Up | HuffPost

Why is there a time-energy uncertainty relation when time is not an operator in Quantum Mechanics? : askscience

Pain can be a self-fulfilling prophecy: New brain imaging research shows that when we expect something to hurt it does, even if the stimulus isn't so painful. Surprisingly, those false expectations can persist even when reality repeatedly demonstrates otherwise, reported in Nature Human Behaviour. : science

/u/gorgewall explains what the TSA will let you get away with in your checked luggage : bestof

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis (you've been fuckerberged)
It Will Be Because You're An Asshole - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When we have a full Airing of Grievances about 2016, Facebook belongs right up there with Comey. And it gets worse from there: (so Sheryl Sandberg is an clueles idiot and another Jew who likes anti-semitic slurs)
Facebook reportedly had its Republican-linked PR firm try to blame George Soros for the anti-Facebook movement : politics (see?)
Eschaton: Lean All The Fucking Way In - Did I mention THE JEEEWWWS? ... Our critics are tools of THE JEWS and also they hate Jews. (and they ARE Jews) "Who could have anticipated that a website developed by an ivy league bro to rate chicks would end up being evil?"
Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage after shocking New York Times investigation

The Best of the Biggest U.S. Airports - WSJ (BOS #10)

Inside Georgia's s secret bid for Amazon's second headquarters (suckers)
As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare? : politics
Why New York Is Resorting to Paying Amazon $3 Billion for What Google Will Do for Free
Was Amazon's headquarters search 'a giant ruse'? NYC, D.C. centers of power prevail
NY Assembly Member Has Better Idea: Cancel $3 Billion Amazon Giveaway, Buy Up Crushing Student Debt Instead : politics


Grim calculus: Coroners search for those killed in wildfire
Toll jumps in deadliest fire in California history - - At least 42 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that turned the Northern California town of Paradise and outlying areas into hell on earth.
For Trump, even disaster response is colored in red and blue - The Washington Post
Camp Fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The fact that climate denialists are in charge of the federal government strikes me a suboptimal. (la-di-la, fuck off and give me all your money before you die, suckers)

U.S. Top Court Rejects Trump Administration Bid to Halt Climate Trial : politics

I looked for a state that'S taking gun violence seriously. I found Massachusetts. - Massachusetts offers a model for dealing with gun violence that the rest of the country could follow.

Trump says 'nothing new' in report on hidden missile bases in North Korea (conman got conned, hahaha) "Trump voters are too stupid to know what a mess they created."

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty's highest honour over 'shameful betrayal' : news

Iron dome anti missile system intercepts several inbound missiles, but one still goes through (Ashkelon city, yesterday) : videos

Is Boris Johnson Britain's Next Prime Minister? | The New Republic - How the court jester of post-truth politics has positioned himself to become Britain'S next prime minister (the clownification of UK politics b/c Corbyn is intolerable)
Mueller seeking more details on Nigel Farage, key Russia inquiry target says | US news | The Guardian - Key Brexit figure Farage has denied involvement with Russia ("no involvment at all" he lied)

John Bolton says Khashoggi murder audio does not implicate Saudi crown prince - The Washington Post (Bolton says Mohommed Bull Shit is innocent, it could have been any "boss")
Former CIA officer: Trump WH helping Saudi Crown Prince cover-up murder : politics

Trump: Secret Service at fault for cancelling cemetery trip in France : politics ("it had nothing, nothing I tell you, with my fake hair!")
Trump Points to Polls in France, Where 80 Percent Say He's a Dangerous, Incompetent Racist
In a morning tweetstorm, Trump takes repeated aim at France's Macron (idiot)
Aisne Marne American Cemetery: French Army trolls Trump over canceled visit - The Washington Post
Can Trump's Helicopter, Marine One, Fly in the Rain? - The Atlantic - Trump's absence from a ceremony in France raises more questions than it answers.

Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades (suckers, and where is Soros when you need him?)
White House Created 'Policy time' to Get Donald Trump to Focus on Work Instead of 'Executive Time' (managing the toddler-in-chief, what about "nap time" and "juice time?")

Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties - Los Angeles Times
Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties : politics
Eschaton: Pouty McPoutFace

Melania Trump demands top national security official be fired - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data - The Washington Post - the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks. (make America hate again)

Trump's likely pick for UN ambassador, former 'Fox & Friends' host Heather Nauert, would be the least experienced person to ever hold the job : politics

PrOn: @PaulaReidCBS reports: "I've spoken with many sources with knowledge of the Special Counsel investigation, and we do expect new indictments to be coming as soon as today."
Mueller reportedly plans to issue new indictments in the Russia investigation as soon as Tuesday : politics

State of Maryland asks judge to declare Rosenstein acting attorney general - Trump bypassed Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who is overseeing the special counsel investigation, in favor of Matt Whitaker for acting AG.
The rules are clear: Whitaker can't supervise Mueller's nvestigation - I wrote the special counsel regulations. We never would have imagined a situation like this - Neal Katyal
Whitaker's Appointment as Acting Attorney General Faces Court Challenge

Robert Mueller's Written Questions for President Trump May Signal the Beginning of the End
Prosecutors Had A Whopping 80-Page Indictment Ready For Michael Cohen : politics
Opinion | Nixon's Vietname Treachery (yeah, Republican have always been traitors)

Trump supports democracy -- except when he is losing
Truth and Virtue in the Age of Trump - You're a hero if and only if you serve The Leader's interests

This Is All Donald Trump Has Left - President Donald Trump often stands near a helicopter on the White House's South Lawn while reporters shout questions at him. Certain elements of this ritual are the same every time. The wheedling honk of Trump's voice and the uneasy tilt of his standing-on-a-hoverboard-for-the-first-time posture are constants, as is his customary air of triumphal huffiness. The whining white noise wash from the helicopter bends everything in the same strange direction, with everyone involved only kind of getting maybe three-quarters of what everyone else is saying ... (nice)

Eschaton: Horrible And The Next One Will Be Worse - The basic theme of Trumpkins going forward. -- President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. (she is horrible but Trumpster will find someone worse)
Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say - The Washington Post

After clashes with first lady and others, Kelly may soon exit White House - The White House Chief of Staff has had an array of disputes with officials from the NSC and the East Wing in recent months.

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acoesta - CNN
CNN sues White House for using doctored video to bar Jim Acosta - Vox - Spreading fake news has consequences.
The White House is changing its tune on why it yanked Jim Acosta's press pass (they back of the "he chopped off her arm" story)
CNN sues Trump administration over barring of Jim Acosta from White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money
CNN sues President Trump and White House for banning reporter Jim Acosta : news

The Trump-GOP 2020 doomsday scenario - Axios - In fact, all the big trends are working against Trump and the GOP, based on factors that are hiding in plain sight. Despite the conventional wisdom, many people around Trump and in GOP leadership share this dim view ... Two years of probing hell await.

Trump's southeast regional EPA administrator indicted on Alabama ethics charges

2018 elections rewrote the main rule of US politics - CNNPolitics - The continued nationalization of American politics threatens greater polarization and social tension as the lines harden between these two distinct political coalitions. But paradoxically, it means that the party that can generate the most exceptions to these solidifying trends may be the one most likely to control Congress and the White House. (old white fuckers still fucking the country)

Worst Fanfic Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Hillary Clinton recently gave an interview in which she redundantly said that while she thinks she would be a good president -- she will not run for president again. The reaction of the nation's least essential and most-Clinton-minutia obsessed pundit was predictable: (teh Cillizard)
No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020 - Penn and Stein should be investigated as political pornographers.

Democrat's blue wave was much larger than early takes suggested -- With all votes counted, it's a larger landslide than 1994 or 2010. (Nick Fuckoff at the NYT called it a "blue trickle' hahahha)
Analysis: Midterm voting highest in 104 years : politics

Voters just approved the biggest expansion of the voting franchise in half a century - The Washington Post - President George W. Bush was eventually declared winner in the Sunshine State (and thus the election) by 537 votes out of about 6 million cast. But for 35 long days of counting and challenging and pleading, it was mainly the lawyers in charge. (and the world died)

Republicans Are Casting Doubt On Normal Election Processes For The Sake Of Winning | HuffPost - By characterizing basic safeguards as illegitimate, Rick Scott and President Trump are undermining democracy.
In at least three states, Republicans lost the popular vote but won the House : politics

Miami-Dade is halfway through its recount. Broward hasn't started yet

Opinion | A Tool of Autocrats - The New York Times - Marco Rubio and other top Republicans would rather undermine democracy than lose fairly. (little Flubio)

Georgia Election 2018: Federal judge rules on provisional ballots ... why many voters were required to use provisional ballots. (that's obvious)
Federal judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting ballots : politics

The Blue Wave Swept Many Of The GOP's Anti-Gay Bigots Out To Sea - Rohrabacher was a lieutenant of President Ronald Reagan throughout his two terms as a speechwriter and special assistant, helping Reagan court the evangelical right, which Reagan has been credited with bringing into politics. Reagan, bowing to the zealots from whom he helped amass enormous power (power they still wield with President Donald Trump), was among the most anti-gay presidents in history, ignoring the AIDS epidemic until far too late. (fuckers rose from the depths of Republican slime)

Poliquin sues in federal court to stop ranked-choice vote count - Portland Press Herald - As Maine's secretary of state continues the process to determine winner in the 2nd Congressional District, attorneys for the campaigns of Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin head to court. (more Republican crooks)

Democrats Gain Veto-Proof Majority in California Legislature | California News | US News - Democrats win two Senate seats in California's Central Valley, gain veto-proof supermajorities in state Legislature.

Fox News Boycotts Twitter For Fourth Day - Variety (we're cryin', Foxers)

Fox News's Kat Timpf Chased Out of Brooklyn Bar | National Review - Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media.

Nazi and Confederate flags outside Colorada home draw protest - CNN
A man flew Nazi and Confederate flags outside his home and dozens of protesters showed up : news

Gavin McInnes Whines His Fellow Rich Neighbors Don't Like Him -- The self-styled conservative punk lives in a liberal New York enclave where he says he's the victim of everyone from soccer moms to George Soros. -- Proud Boys

Photo of More Than 60 Students Giving Apparent Nazi Salute Is Being Investigated - The New York Times - Police and school officials in a small town in Wisconsin are investigating a photograph taken last spring of about 60 male high school students, many of them making what appears to be a Nazi salute. (parents are rabid white nationalist Trumpsters)

Retired firefighter who fired shotgun at black teen gets up to 10 years in prison : news

Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people - Story | WFLD

Rare fossil bird deepens mystery of avian extinctions | Berkeley News

Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic - Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession.
Why Humans Have Sex - Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss (PDF)

AFM: Experts chase the cause acute flaccid myelitis - The Washington Post

Chemicals used in Teflon and Scotchgard are a much bigger health threat than previously disclosed : news (you trusted us when we said you weren't going to die, hahaha)

Divers find 26 ft. long deep-sea worm made up of thousands of organisms : gifs

TIL that 3 US States (Texas, New York & California) individually each have a larger economy than Russia. : todayilearned - Also interesting, Illinois and Pennsylvania have larger GDPs than Saudi Arabia.

Professor sues over rebuke for calling female transgender student sir' : news - Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor and evangelical Christian, filed a federal lawsuit this month against officials at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, roughly 85 miles south of Columbus

My 6 month weight loss journey to hike up a mountain. : videos

How do you think you will die? : AskReddit
Doctors and nurses, what are the weirdest last words you've heard? : AskReddit

What's a weird/scary childhood memory you didn't realize the seriousness of until you were an adult?

What's your best "Fire me, I fucking dare you" moment from work? : AskReddit

Still my favorite DUI sobriety test video. Courtesy of Reno 9-11 : videos

Trash bandit 3: The Crane : funny

What is the best post of reddit of all time? : AskReddit

If you found out your partner is cuddling with a friend of the opposite sex, is that cheating? Why? : AskReddit

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Amazon's imminent arrival in Queens (Queens, the new Brooklyn)

Amazon and America's Real Divide -- Robert Reich -- The company's HQ2 will only widen the growing inequality of place. (red states are dumb and have no new ideas so AZ said screw you +Boston gets no love as a "talent hub")
Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations - WSJ

Eschaton - But the one thing that stood in Amazon's spirit quest was that they were interested in more affordable housing costs. Places that could actually absorb those jobs.. So, you know, congratulations on putting your major white collar presence in [checks notes] Seattle, San Francisco, and now the DC area, and New York City.

Oh Look, Wireless Sector Investment Is Declining Despite Tax Cuts, Repeal Of Net Neutrality : politics (suckers)


Death toll rises to 42 in California' Camp Fire, making it the deadliest wildfire ever in the state
California Fires Rage At Both Ends Of State, Leaving At Least 31 Dead | HuffPost - Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people.
Freeway in California today : gifs (holy crap, the new normal)
CNN Meteorologist Brutally Fact-Checks Trump's Claims California Fires Due to Poor Forest Management ... "It's like taking funds from the National Hurricane Center until you stop all these hurricanes. I mean, it's the same notion."

Trump wants no more relief funds for Puerto Rico - Axios (sorry, gotta lock more kids up)

Ventura shooting: They survived the Las Vegas massacre. In a California country bar, it happened again. - The Washington Post
'Being silenced is not acceptable' : Doctors express outrage after NRA tells them 'to stay in their lane' (the lane of dead people which the gunfucks could give a shit about)
Doctors post blood-soaked photos after NRA tells them to "stay in their lane" : news
Doctors post blood-soaked photos after NRA tells them to pipe down over gun restrictions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Medical Marijuana Patients Federally Barred from buying firearms : news

Eschaton: High School History Modern American History, 2040 - It occurs to me the Iraq war won't even exist. -- It barely exists now. -- Those of us who did our own small (very small) part trying to stop it remember how it was the most important conflict since Normandy.

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception - The New York Times (cons conning cons)

Trudeau acknowledges Canada has listened to Khashoggi tapes - Trudeau is the first Western leader to confirm that his country's intelligence services have heard the recordings of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.
'Tell Your Boss' : Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing ... believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, that the operatives had carried out their mission

In Paris, a relatively understated Trump finds he's still the center of the world's attention -- and ouitrage

UK opposition at odds over whether Brexit can be stopped -- seeming to contradict party leader Jeremy Corbyn's insistence that Brexit can't be stopped (Corbyn is a virtual Tory)

German NGO rescinds award to US Women's March due to antisemitism charge - International news - Jerusalem Post - Social democrats accused US Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour of antisemitism. (b/c BDS is so anti-Jewish)

ICE Is Imprisoning a Record 44,000 People - Congress told the immigration agency to reduce its detentions. Instead, ICE detained more people than ever, The Daily Beast has learned. Where did it find the money? (hello, hurricane survivors!)

Veterans haven't received GI Bill benefits for months due to ongoing IT issues at VA (just a little glitch)
Support for Trump is fading among active-duty troops, new poll shows : politics (unthinking loyalty starts to think)

White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veterans Day as rain is expected (not the Onion)
Trump Decides Not To Leave WH To Visit Arlington Cemetery On Veteran's Day - Notice how in his disastrous press conference how he was paralyzed by fear and way more contemptuous than usual. His skipping multiple events. Something's changed when Whitaker took over the investigation. Trump knows he's fucked and the midterms have sealed it. His corrupt children are fucked (I may be too generous to Tiffany but whatever, she seems redeemable). His business is fucked.
Trump, Pence miss Veterans Day observance at Arlington Cemetery : politics (very disloyal and insulting)

Inside Trump's car obsession - With each passing month, his zest for car tariffs only swells. (let's make Americans pay more for cars! see, we win!)

Special counsel witness says he expects to be charged in Mueller probe - ABC News - Jerome Corsi
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, mysteriously arrives in Washington, D.C.

Yes, Whitaker's Appointment is Unconstitutional. Here's How To Challenge It -- Laurence H. Tribe -- Let's be clear: Trump fired Sessions for doing the one unquestionably ethical and decent thing in his tenure as attorney general
Adam Schiff: Matthew Whitaker, we're watching you - Adam Schiff (what's wrong with their heads?)

Democrats load "subpoena cannon" with 85+ Trump targets
Democratic hit list: At least 85 Trump investigation targets - Axios

Should the Press Boycott Trump? Political Strategists Weigh In - The New York Times (give it try, see what happens)

Kellyanne Conway on Jim Acosta video 'That's not altered. that's sped up. They do it all the time in sports.' (empty-souled mouth of Satan)

Who Lost The House? John McCain - WSJ - His July 2017 vote killed ObamaCare repeal and made Democratic lies impossible to refute. (hahahahahaha WSJ you fucking liars lie to yourselves and but no one believes you)

Florida's election chaos is a nightmare. 2020 could be so much worse - most terrifyingly of all, the 2018 Florida elections have demonstrated the real possibility that President Donald Trump might attempt to ignore an unfavorable 2020 election outcome if the result is a slim loss by the president, a possibility that should give us all chills.
Will Trump leave the White House voluntarily? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (impeach him while you can) (3) Something basically unimaginable right now (I don't trust the show runners at all at this point). (good point)
Trump is cracking - The Washington Post - President Trump is back in the United States -- and back to attacking democracy:

Trump, without evidence, calls Florida ballots 'massively infected,' demands end to recounts (he's talking about his syphilitic brain)
Donald Trump Calls For End To Florida Recounts, Flouting Democratic Process | HuffPost (elect a crook, get a crook)
Trump is lying about voter fraud in Florida, and media outlets are spreading it : politics
Broward Judge Will NOT Issue Injuction In Rick Scott Motion To Impound Broward Election Equipment & Records + CBS Miami - Injunction denied. That's the decision Monday from a Broward Circuit Court judge at an emergency hearing involving a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, asking to impound ballots and machines at the Broward Election office. (yeah, they tried to lock up the ballots)
'It's impossible' to finish recount by deadline, Palm Beach county election supervisor says
'Incompetence': Broward election chief likely to be forced from office by Scott, DeSantis
Al Franken is rare example of a recount changing an election | Miami Herald - In 26 recounts in major races around the nation since 2000, only 3 outcomes changed

Opinion | Let the People Vote - The New York Times - America finally has a pro-democracy movement

Opinion | Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020. - The New York Times - Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party (moderates "crazy Clair" and "low energy Phil" go down)

Kyrsten Sinema beats Martha McSally to become Arizona's first female senator
Grand Canyon State Flips to Democrats - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Greg Sargent on Twitter: "AP calls it. Remember, this state served as a kind of Ground Zero for Trumpism. He gave his big immigration speech there in 2016. He pardoned local racist Arpaio. This seat was open precisely because Flake was hounded out of the Senate for not being worshipful enough of Trump."

Two more Republicans go down in California as the blue wave grows : politics

When Will Bret Stephens Stop Getting Picked On? - Hmm Daily - Bret Stephens got mad yesterday because people were making fun of him. They were making fun of him because he wrote a bad column rebuking Democrats for not having a winning election message, after which he got his feet tangled up in the late-breaking returns and he took a pratfall.

lvl 45 CHAOS POTUS on Twitter: "bret do you remember when you wrote an article saying you were leaving twitter? like a full one? claiming your editorial assistant would be the only one on here? are you even slightly embarrassed by this?" (toasty)

Critics rebuke Mississippi senator's 'public hanging' remark Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was "exaggerated expression of regard" (graduate of the KellyAnne Conway School of Obvious Lies)
A senator refuses to apologize for joking about 'public hanging' in a state known for lynchings (racist fuckers to the core)

A bunch of people were sold a bill of goods by the host of a white nationalist show on Trump's personal propaganda network (but, the tambourines!)
Rebecca J. Kavanagh on Twitter: "One last point on the Tucker Carlson protest, you don't wanna believe the protestors, why not go with the police version of events? Cause there is a police report. I'm gonna say that's a more reliable source than Mr. Carlson. And it completely contradicts him. Here goes."

Vatican tells U.S. bishops not to vote on proposals to tackle sexual abuse, spurns lay and civil investigations - The Washington Post
Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis : news

How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?

'They basically saw a black man with a gun' : Police kill armed guard while responding to call

A Former Underground Chemist explains the Fentanyl crisis rocking Vancouver. : bestof

New York City Raids Condo Building in Crackdown on Airbnb Rentals - WSJ - In one of the largest actions against short-term rentals, city issues violations to apartment owners in a Midtown luxury building -- The violations went to 20 different apartment owners who allegedly rented to guests from at least 15 countries including Argentina and Spain. Some guests paid $400 a night, and one group of six from Switzerland paid a total bill of $3,823 for a short-term stay, according to city records.

Season of the Witch - YouTube
Donovan - Sunshine Superman (live France 1966) *Rare Footage* - YouTube

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia | Season 13 Ep. 10: Mac's Dance Scene

Didn't the person who wrote world's first compiler have to, well, compile it somehow?Did he compile it at all, and if he did, how did he do that? : askscience

Study finds most of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some, perhaps as much as 2%, came from the solar nebula : science

A great rundown of how dumb and rude people are according to age and location : bestof (call center demographics politness)

An Edmonton woman who spent two years battling her bank for information about her own account is defying a confidentiality agreement to go public about what happened, in a bid to shed light on a highly secretive system she says is stacked against the customer. : news

YouTube CEO calls EU's proposed copyright regulation financially impossible


Vital to the region's waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms

'Only bones and fragments': California wildfire toll at 25 as grim searches go on : news
Photos of the Camp and Woolsey Fires Burning in California | Time
California wildfires: Trump tweets, death toll rises to 25 as people flee Camp Fire, Malibu - The Washington Post
At Least 23 Killed During Raging Camp Fire: Butte Sheriff - The Butte County Sheriff's Office is reporting that 23 people were killed as a result of the Camp Fire burning in northeastern Butte County.
Camp Fire - YouTube (don't watch)

"In many fields of medicine nowadays, a dose of dynamite can do a world of good." (NRA tells docs to "stay in their lane" b/c they don't know anything about death freedom
Presidential Elections Are Important - Lawyers, Guns & Money - California banned the kind high capacity magazine used in the mass killing in Thousand Oaks, but were thwarted by a neoconfederate hack:

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again - The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the U.S. for online purchases made on a single day. This year's tally breaks from gloomy forecasts about the world's second-largest economy, which is struggling with a tariff war with the U.S., a stock market slump and slowing overall growth ... Singles Day

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times

We're still haunted by our failure to grapple with the dark side of World War I - Changes wrought by the war still shape America today
They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson's WW1 documentary, should be seen by as many people as possible : movies
Gallipoli: The Scale of our War (2015) ; Weta Workshop
The Great War Exhibition - Wellington NZ - Created by Sir Peter Jackson
Today marks 100 years since the end of world war 1. What are some stories and facts that we should hear or know about this "War to end all Wars"? : AskReddit
Kurt Vonnegut on Armistice Day from Breakfast of Champions (1973) : books
The Great War Series has just ended! Here is its final episode - Week 225 : videos
TIL Robert Frost wrote "The Road Not Taken" to tease his chronically indecisive friend, Edward Thomas, who misinterpreted the meaning and enlisted in the military shortly thereafter, only to be killed two years later in WWI
Armistice Day - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The centenary of the end of the First World War is getting coverage in a lot of different places, some because the President of the United States is a disgrace to the human race, and some for good reasons.

Strategy Without Politics is No Strategy: A Lesson of World War I for the Trump Era - Lawfare - On this 100th anniversary of the war's armistice, as we grieve the loss of 19 million lives and the shattering of fin de ciecle European societies, another consequential lesson for our current wars rings out from the battlefields of the Somme and Bealleau Wood: politics must be integral for military planning to rise to the level of strategy.

Macron takes implicit dig at Trump, denouncing 'nationalism' - At World War I commemoration, the French president brought contemporary politics to fore
Churchill's grandson slams Trump for skipping cemetery visit because of weather
Eschaton: Did You Know Helicopters Can't Fly In The Rain? - Wow reporters are gullible.
Growing criticism of Trump cemetery no-show : politics
Twitter Pelts Trump With Photos Of Obama In The Rain After He Ditches Cemetery Visit : politics
Imgur: The magic of the Internet - Trump's rain hat and chin bloat
Denizcan Grimes on Twitter: "This might be my favorite pic of Obama. And it's in the rain. "
Concetta on Twitter: "Obama in the rain.... Notice Michelle is using the umbrella..What difference between the two men! "
Bethany Primrose on Twitter: "You commemorate wars, not celebrate them. Also, you don't pull a no-show because of rain. What a joke of leadership and respect. Thank God @BarackObama wasn't afraid of melting in the rain.
katgal on Twitter: " "
Twitter Pelts Trump With Photos Of Obama In The Rain After He Ditches Cemetery Visit | HuffPost
In the Paris rain, May 1961, JFK and de Gaulle honor soldiers who gave their lives: : pics

The Trump Doctrine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Evidently, the Trump Doctrine is making the United States a global laughingstock by yelling at all other nations incoherently and ignorantly.
Trump confused the Baltics with Balkans -- and accused confused leaders of starting Yugoslav wars : report (whut, they both start with "Bal" whaddya want? I'm 'sposed to know where Melania comes from?)

Deep Inside a Pro-Putin Network That's Helping Trump Divide America - what experts learned tracking millions of tweets from 600 Kremlin-linked trolls. (Trump is Putin's favorite traitor)
Watch: Putin's warm thumbs-up to Trump at Paris commemorations | Euronews

Who's the Real American Psycho? ... "Here's the question. Would you rather have a professional assassin after you or a frothing maniac with a meat cleaver? I'd rather have a maniac with a meat cleaver after me, so I think Cheney is way worse. And also, if you look at the body count, more than 600,000 people died in Iraq. It's not even close, right?

Hate-filled followers act on Trump's code words

/u/DontCountToday lists some of the Trump Administration scandals that Congress has not investigated. : bestof

The Election of Donald Trump Was a Devastating Blow to Neoliberalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Thankfully, we elected a man of the people in 2016 ... President Donald Trump watched election returns Tuesday with dozens of friends in the palatial East Room of the White House, including Republican megadonors Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, and Blackstone Group chief executive Steve Schwarzman.

Scoop: Democrats to probe Trump for targeting CNN, Washington Post - Axios (Trump is the enemy of the non-instinctual people)
Senior Democrat Waters hits back after Republicans warn of consequences if she tries to investigate Trump | The Independent - House Republican Patrick McHenry, who is set to be the ranking Republican on the committee, said if Ms Waters goes after Mr Trump's personal finances he would stop her, warning Democrats they cannot use the committee "as the launch pad for endless, partisan investigations" (Benghahahahahazizizizi! +"Mr" Trump)
Senior Democrat Waters hits back after Republicans warn of consequences if she tries to investigate Trump : politics

Did Trump's Deal With AMI Break Campaign-Finance Laws? - The Atlantic - It is a strange turn of events when a president famous for denouncing "fake news" is discovered to have entered into an agreement with a media organization to finance the concealment of very real, but politically unfavorable, newsworthy information.

Jeff Sessions, Robert De Niro and Adele: SNL's cold open brings back a guest star (and packs a punch)

Eschaton: The Suffering of Others - While it is a defining pleasure for conservatives, I admit it seems to be part of human nature Even deep red states like Kansas and Oklahoma are turning away from the tea party brand re generally.

Opinion | America Needs a Bigger House - The New York Times

Opinion | The Resistance Strikes Back - The New York Times - Two years of progressive organizing built the blue wave.
The political pendulum is swinging back from conservative control in so many ways | TheHill
The message from the midterms: a new, progressive US is slowly taking shape : politics

Momentum builds for Dems to take on campaign finance reform : politics

Moderate Republicans aren't dead. They're hiding in plain sight. - Even deep red states like Kansas and Oklahoma are turning away from the tea party brand (and oh look! Charlie Baker!)

How Democrats flipped the House: With help from high-income voters - Washington Post

Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions - Most of those rules have come since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.

See How Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona - The New York Times

Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California - The New York Times - Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in the midst of allegations about its efforts to intervene in elections in the United States.
Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-Russia Republican, narrowly loses House seat - The Washington Post (he wears the American flag pin, suckers)
GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher loses, and the Republican's 'bad year' may get worse yet - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has lost the congressional seat he held for 30 years in one of the most conservative stretches of Orange County, a stunning defeat for the GOP as other Republicans' early leads receded in the latest ballot counts, putting the party in fear of losing all six tightly contested House races in California ... no county -- no part of a county -- has been at the heart of conservatism since the 1960s like the coast between Dana Point and the Los Angeles County line. This was John Wayne country. (and the horse you rode in on ... complete washout)

Steve King calls Mexican migrants 'dirt,' then caught in blatant lie denying the slur

Scott Walker Thought He Could Get Away With Corporate Welfare | The New Republic - disastrous deal with Foxconn cost him his seat in Tuesday's midterm elections ... the deal was just a way to flush out taxpayer money, without getting much from Foxconn in return. Walker was nothing but a bagman for a coordinated hit on Wisconsin's s treasury, and he paid for it. ("welfare" = "complete scam")

Sinema's lead over McSally increases in Arizona Senate race -- Sinema ahead by just 28,000 votes (SallyMcSallySally is a loser)

Bishops meet to resolve sexual abuse crisis, but does self-policing work in the Catholic church? - The Boston Globe

McGovern: I'll let House debate marijuana reform

Union boss who defended troubled State Police troopers faces his own fraud investigation - The Boston Globe (crooked from top to bottom)

Firefighter loses jobs after suggesting hunting of migrants : news

4 men charged in murder of store clerk Hafeez Qureshi in SW Houston |

LGM Review of Books: Dan Flores, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History - Lawyers, Guns & Money (governement-supported genocidal white ranchers)

Boudica: how a widowed queen became a rebellious woman warrior | Aeon Essays
Making an Ancient Roman Murderer | Lapham -- The story of how Nero plotted -- and initially failed -- to kill his mother

Psychologists complain of licensing delays - The Boston Globe - Recently, it took the board more than two years to resolve a credible accusation that a psychologist had sex with a patient, one of the most severe forms of misconduct. In June, four days after the Globe reported on the case, the psychologist, Melvin Rabin, turned in his license ... average time to process an application ... is 80 days and has remained steady for the last five to seven years, with occasional slowdowns during peak months.

Eschaton: Dentistry - That people can't afford dentistry, which is probably more important than regular medical checkups, is why america is great.

My husband is 70. I'm 35. I've become a Dear Abby for others in relationships with large age gaps.

New psychology research provides evidence that Republicans tend to have slightly more psychopathic personality traits compared to Democrats. The researchers found that psychopathic boldness and meanness tended to be higher in Republicans compared to Democrats. : science

TIL Gay people have a 39% chance to be left-handed, while in the general population is 10-13% : todayilearned

TIL that there is a chance that overweight males can, though epigenetic information, pass genetic obesity risk onto their offspring : todayilearned

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long-Awaited Study Results; a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (n=25,871) which showed that neither supplement significantly lowered the incidence of major cardiovascular events or cancer compared to placebo : science

New research suggests that even non-verbal displays of synchrony (when movements between people become coordinated and synchronized) during ordinary activities in everyday lives can deepen the experience of closeness and sexual desire between partners. : science

RunDNA comments on TIL of the "Jefferson Bible." Thomas Jefferson cut-and-pasted together his own version of the philosophical and moral teachings and doctrines of Jesus, "notable for its exclusion of all miracles by Jesus and most mentions of the supernatural," including his resurrection.

Dopamine primes the brain for enhanced vigilance | MIT News - Neuroscientists discover a circuit that helps redirect attention to focus on potential threats.

What if the Placebo Effect Isn't a Trick? - New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect -- possibly opening a Pandora's box for Western medicine

The Art Institute of Chicago Has Put 50,000 High-Res Images from Their Collection Online

Why don't you talk to your once "best friend" anymore? : AskReddit


California Fire: Trump tweets as people flee Camp Fire, Malibu - The Washington Post
MANDATORY EVACUATION - now for all City of Malibu + areas S of 101 Fwy, Ventura line to Malibu Cyn : news
A State in Flames: The California Wildfires in Photos - The New York Times
Paradise is Gone : California Fires Devastate Communities and Threaten Others

Mayor__Defacto comments on A Fifth of China's Homes Are Empty. That's 50 Million Apartments

Trump says Macron's "EU Army" plan is "insulting"
'Real low energy' : Critics pile on after Trump cancels visit to U.S. military cemetery outside Paris
Trump cancels World War One memorial visit to US cemetery because of 'poor weather' : politics
When the U.S. had a president who wouldn't let a little rain stop him from honoring the troops (too much wind for Trumps hair +the gif of Trump tossing his umbrella) )
FACT CHECK: Is This Trump's Hair Blowing in the Wind? - A video shows President Trump's hair getting blown in the wind, revealing a large bald spot.
A Noble Tribute to Human Courage - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You didn't expect him to get wet, did you? -- "It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary -- and then remain in his hotel room watching TV rather than pay in person his respects to the Americans who gave their lives in France for the victory gained 100 years ago tomorrow,"
Jim Acosta on Twitter: "Greetings from Paris where we are on the ground for Trump's trip to France

Tape of Khashoggi's killing has been given to U.S., Saudi, Europeans, Erdogan says
Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who ended up dead

The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome | The New Yorker - Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies. What happened?

Deployed Inside the United States: The Military Waits for the Migrant Caravan - The New York Times - With little electricity, no combat pay and holidays away from home, the 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils.
Fox News Weirdly Drops Their Racist Caravan Segments After the Midterms : politics

Team Mueller is Holding 'Dozens of Sealed Indictments' According to Intel Source (Don Jr)

FBI Is Investigating Florida Company Where Whitaker Was Advisory-Board Member - WSJ - Active case is being handled by FBI Miami office; acting attorney general oversees FBI
Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump - The New York Times
Whitaker said he supports state's rights to nullify federal law (and hold slaves! and give their votes to white Republicans!)

Concerned about acting attorney general, Sen. Collins says she backs bill to protect Russia probe : politics (sure, Susie Doozy, we really believe you)

Did Someone Say....EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Extremely careless: Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business -- and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. (the depths of evil hypocrisy)

Even for This President, It Was a Remarkable Week of Attacks on American Institutions - The New York Times

Hear the one about Trump? You've probably heard a lot - A think tank that has studied the content of late-night comedy for the past 26 years said Donald Trump was the butt of more jokes in 2017 than any other public figure has for a single year. By a lot.

Wife of GOP megadonor to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom - POLITICO - Miriam Adelson will receive the medal -- the nation's highest civilian honor ...

The Economoy Didn't Save Republicans After All = Neither strong growth nor a $1.5 trillion tax cut helped (let's give all the money to 23 billionaires, that'll work!)
The government is raking in billions of dollars from Trump's tariffs. Americans are the ones paying. : politics (hahha suckers, you didn't know what a "tariff" is, you thought China would give you a lot of free money)

Barack Obama Crushed Donald Trump in the Midterms With Endorsements Winning Far More Races : politics
Ally Maynard on Twitter: "Trump has endorsed 11 Republicans running for Governor, 31 House candidates and 13 Senate candidates and I've screenshot every one of them and will let him know every one that loses."
Trump voters stood by Trump in the midterms -- but there just weren't enough of them -- From 2010 to 2018 GOP midterm vote increased by 3 million. Dem vote increased by 14 million.
Mr. Rogers is a evil Man.mp4 - YouTube (says Fox News!)
An empty Capitol, but Mitch McConnell is receiving visitors. Rupert Murdoch in this case
Mitch McConnell met with Rupert Murdoch on Thursday : politics

Eschaton: Pareene Is A Big Boy Now - Use it because of course you're going to lose it -- Your job is not to win power and then maintain it. Your job is to win power and then use it, with the knowledge that you won't have it forever or even, most likely, for very long at all (hello, float-above-it-all Barry)

Waiting For Infrastructure Week - Lawyers, Guns & Money - been a lot of discussion about these comments by Bernie in an interview with Matt Taibbi: (clueless Bernie implodes, reveals the reasons black people didn't trust him. go home, old man)

For Democrats, a midterm election that keeps on giving - The Washington Post

Trump's new target: the electoral process

In Arizona Senate race, Democrat expands lead as vote count continues - The Washington Post - Sinema now leads McSally, 49.3 percent to 48.3 percent,
Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Martha McSally widens in Senate race

Whoops! Brenda Snipes' office mixed bad provisional ballots with good ones
Florida Recount: Ballots Are Still Inside a Miami-Dade Post Office | Miami New Times

Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state - CNNPolitics
See How the Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona - The New York Times
Recount to begin in Florida Senate and governor's races, in echo of 2000 presidential election (where are the rioting Republican DC lawyers in suits?)

Georgia Vote Shows Signs of Tampering, Civil Rights Group Says : politics

17 Black Women Sweep to Judgeships in Texas County - The New York Times

After years of Governor Paul LePage, Maine went very blue in Tuesday's midterms - The Boston Globe (Gov LeFuck is out, finally)

GOP Rep. Denham falls behind Democrat as 3 other Republicans lose ground in Friday's ballot tally .. updated ballot counts showed the GOP in growing danger of losing as many as six House seats in the state ... GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa fell further behind Democrat Harley Rouda, who is now more than 7,300 votes ahead of the 15-term congressman. (Russian Rohrafucker falls)

I was at the protest outside Tucker Carlson's house. Here's what actually happened. -- Less than 15 people chanting in the dark, with a tambourine ... 10-minute demonstration ... (violent mob! armed with tambourines!)

/U/Procrastinare outlines the EXACT purpose of putting up a flyer around college campuses that says "It's ok to be white." : bestof
Sort By Controversial | Slate Star Codex

9 people linked to Aryan Brotherhood arrested after investigation in Indiana : news

Woman goes on racist, homophobic rant on plane, reportedly threatens a flight attendant | Fox News

Victoria's Secret Doesn't Want Plus-Size or Trans Women Walking the Runway ... chief marketing officer of L Brands, Ed Razek ... The 70-year-old Razek, who is part of the casting team that chooses the models for each show, gave some bizarrely out-of-touch answers in the interview ... He comes off as a complete joke and absolute asshole and is clearly the reason the company is stuck in 2005.

How to Date a Lot of Billionaires - The New York Times
And the Matharoos meet their waterloo! Canadian twin-menace, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, in police net for trying to blackmail Femi Otedola with their website, naijagistlive | TheCapital
The 'Sugar Dater' -- How one man used SeekingArrangement to deceive a number of women in Brooklyn - The man is Imran U. Khan, 36, of Brooklyn.

Fish-oil drugs protect heart health, two studies say - The Washington Post - Omega-3 ... In a look at another commonly consumed supplement, vitamin D, researchers found no effect on heart disease but saw a link to a decline in cancer deaths over time.

Feeding a population of 9 billion in 2050 will require much more food than previously calculated, as people on average become taller and heavier. An average adult in 2014 was 14% heavier, about 1.3% taller and needed 6.1% more energy than in 1975. Human consumption increased by 129% over this time. : science

US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low -- Cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it's been since the CDC started collecting data on the issue in 1965, down to 14% from over 40% in the mid-1960s, according to a new report.

Preliminary research provides evidence that the use of birth control pills is associated with an increased frequency of mind wandering in women. The study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, could help explain why women face higher risks of depression and other mood disorders. : science - undefined

ELI5: Why are the physical symptoms of shell shock from WW1 not seen in people with PTSD today? : explainlikeimfive - some people were called shellshocked when they were physically injured or had disorders other than PTSD.

ViAik comments on I want to comit suicide. I cant take this anymore.

What has been the most incredible coincidence in history? : AskReddit

Firefight during the battle of Aleppo. Looks like something from the apocalypse : videos
The New York Times Doesn't Know What Aleppo Is, Either

Amazon must give up Echo recordings in double murder case, judge rules : technology

Yelp craters 30% as advertisers abandon the site : news


20,000-acre wildfire all but destroys Paradise, California - "The whole lower side of Paradise is totally engulfed in flames right now ... Not one home will be left standing. I'm devastated."
5 found dead as Northern California wildfire quadruples in size - The Boston Globe
Boston area hit with 12 to 15 inches of rain in last two months - The Boston Globe - 5 to 6 inches above normal.

Thousand Oaks Bar Shooter Ian Long Posted on Instagram During Killings | - Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting Suspect Posted on Instagram During Massacre Possible Revenge Motive
Thousand Oaks Gunman's High School Coach Speaks About Sexual Assault ... But Colell says she was encouraged by other coaches and the school to accept an apology to not ruin his future in the Marine Corps (and psychopathic mass killings)

Democrats Plan to Pursue Most Aggressive Gun-Control Legislation in Decades - WSJ

What We Know About the Lion Air Flight 610 Crash - The New York Times - new plane's automated systems may have played a role, but the precise cause remains unknown.

Interview with Labour Leader Corbyn: 'We Can't Stop Brexit' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The caravan has all but vanished from cable news - The Washington Post (hahaha suckers)

Momentum builds against acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker - Axios
After Two People Said No, Chris Christie Now Being Seriously Considered For AG
Trump says he doesn't know acting AG, despite reports of Oval Office meetings ("never met the guy")

Almost everything about Matthew Whitaker's appointment is problematic
'He's a Fucking Fool' : Justice Department Officials Trash Matt Whitaker, Their New Boss
Matthew Whitaker is a crackpot - The Washington Post
10 Reasons Whitaker Might Not Foil Mueller - The Atlantic - The prospects for interference are dimmer than many imagine.

Tensions rising between Mueller, Manafort over level of cooperation: Sources - ABC News

Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses - The New York Times

Trump threatens to retaliate against reporters who don't show 'repect' ("bow down to the supreme leader")

Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal - WSJ - Federal prosecutors have gathered evidence of president's participation in transactions that violated campaign-finance laws (lock his orange ass up)
Trump conspired with David Pecker to quash stories about his affairs - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Threatens to Retaliate Against Reporters Who Don't Show 'Respect'(to the "White House" and "the presidency")

Why Aren't Democrats More Excited About the 2018 Results - Democrats didn't flip any district that Trump had carried by 55 percent or more. (Trumpangelicals voted for Satan)
Three days later: Hey, Republicans really did get clobbered - The Washington Post
2018 Was a Wave Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Worst of All Election Takes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elaina Plott at the Atlantic

The U.S. is in a state of perpetual minority rule - The Washington Post

This Sequel To Groundhog Day Is Terrible - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The showrunners have run out of ideas:

Something Looks Weird In Broward County. Here's What We Know About A Possible Florida Recount

Rick Scott Cites Rampant Fraud in Florida, as Senate and Governor Races Tighten - The New York Times
Rick Scott sues Broward, Palm Beach elections supervisors | Miami Herald
Trump's s authoritarian response to Florida shenanigans hints at worse to come ... This "big corruption having to do with Election Fraud" is that Democrats want the votes to be fully counted in Democratic areas ... But the president of the United States is declaring the Senate contest over before the vote-counting is done, and declaring that demands for a full count constitute fraud
Trump, without evidence, accuses Democrats of 'election theft' in Florida Senate race
Republicans Freak Out as New Ballots Threaten Florida Senate Win - New ballots in Broward County have conspiracy theorists -- including the state's top elected officials -- calling for an investigation of Democrats. (the Dems did it!)

Inside Kris Kobach's losing Kansas campaign: 'Check logic and reason at the door'

Katie Arrington blames Mark Sanford and his supporters for her defeat in SC | Palmetto Politics | - But to Arrington, her loss came down to Sanford, his silence during the general election and his supporters (Trumpster loses)

Exit polling gives Golden an edge in 2nd District ranked-choice count -- Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden is favored to beat U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in a ranked-choice voting count that could decide the tight race in the 2nd Congressional District

Vox's Matt Yglesias got doxed on Twitter for his Tucker Carlson comments. Twitter allowed it.

We Thought We Knew Faith, Until We Didn't The making of a white-nationalist poster girl.

Leak: Axios Editor Concedes Problems With HBO 'Shitshow' But Assures Staff That Haters Are Just Jealous - "They hate ya cause they ain't ya"

Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T - The Boston Globe (Charlie Baker says he "had no idea")

Cyclist struck and killed near Museum of Science - The Boston Globe

Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown - The New York Times - Three new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the migration of prehistoric humans throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Scientists Trace an Ancient DNA Link Between Amazonians and Australasians - The New York Times


Democrats Said to Plan Revival of Climate Change Panel in House - Bloomberg - disbanded by Republicans after they took control of the House in January 2011. (as the deathmongers took the planet off the cliff)
"South Park" apologizes to Al Gore and admits it was wrong about global warming

Thousand Oaks shooting leaves 13 people dead, including gunman, and 18 injured - Los Angeles Times
After Thousand Oaks shooting, picture emerges of a troubled ex-Marine known to authorities - Los Angeles Times
Multiple people shot as gunman opens fire in California bar : news
Sheriff's sergeant told wife 'I love you,' then rushed into Thousand Oaks shooting scene before he fell
At Least 12 Killed In Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar & Grill In Thousand Oaks, California | HuffPost - The gunman was found dead when authorities entered the bar ... The bar is a popular spot for college students from nearby California Lutheran University, Moorpark College and Pepperdine University
What we know about Thousand Oaks shooting suspect, Ian David Long | ("trained killer" and doesn't look like a "dark-skinned middle-easterner")

Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Is Another Unfortunate Exercise of Second Amendment Rights - Tell me that the Constitution was designed so that people can be witness to two mass shootings in 13 months.

Mass shootings in the US since 1950 resulting in eight or more murders - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A $240-Billion-a-Day Market Is Leaving London Ahead of Brexit - Bloomberg - CME Group Inc. is moving its European market for short-term financing, the largest in the region, out of London because the exchange operator wants to guarantee continental firms can continue to use it if there is a no-deal Brexit. (la-di-la with the Tories and Russians off the cliff)

If Jamal Khashoggi's killers elude justice, Iran will exploit the consequences - Boris Johnson (lies get disassembled in comments and MuslimBullShitter is another fat face of evil )

Rising death rate prompts some in Congress to reassess "war on terror" Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq has directly killed at least 480,000 people since 2001, according to a new report by the Costs of War Project at Brown University. This is an increase of 113,000 over the last count, issued just two years ago. (Republican deathmongers and their Dem enablers and war continuers, hello Barry and Hillary)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall - Axios
Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall at court : news

How Tuesday's Sheriff Elections Dealt a Blow to ICE - Local allies of the Trump administration fought challengers over immigration policy.
Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on Canceling DACA Protections - WSJ - Issue likely to go to the Supreme Court (where #BeerKav will decide)

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Continues Receiving Threats, Lawyers Say : NPR

Eschaton: Good stuff - Look, I've been infuriated for a couple of decades now over the complete lack of movement the Democratic leadership has shown on going after voter suppression and election fraud. We all know who is doing it and we all know it is not a conspiracy theory that some pretty unlikely election results are the outcome, but the Kobachs and Kemps belong in jail, not in office. It should be a federal crime to interfere with an eligible voter's right to vote. (sorry, Barry and Hilliary were busy bombing brown people in far-off lands)

President Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Taps Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General - President Trump fires Jeff Sessions and ushers in a pet attorney general. Welcome to the madhouse.

Trump's acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe, associates say
Trump's Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional - The president is evading the requirement to seek the Senate's advice and consent for the nation's chief law envorcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation.
Why Trump could face legal challenges over Whitaker - Axios
President Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Taps Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General - Sam Clovis from Iowa is a loyal Trumper who has testified before Mueller's grand jury. Guess who was Sam's campaign director when Sam ran for state treasurer in Iowa? Outstanding ... (just when you think the shit can't get any deeper)
Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It - The New York Times (another weird-looking asshole)
Jeff Session's Replacement, Matthew Whitaker, Led Secretive Anti-Dem Group
Chris Christie Considered To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General | WCBS Newsradio (hilariious)

Trump's acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam | US news | The Guardian - Matthew Whitaker sat on advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered to pay $26m settlement in May
Matthew Whitaker's troubling opinion: Judges need a biblical view
A Quick Primer on the Legality of Appointing Matthew Whitaker as "Acting" Attorney General, and Whitaker's Power to Influence the Russia Investigation
After Sessions, who will Trump dump next? - POLITICO - The president has been discussing multiple Cabinet shakeup options with his advisers.

Eschaton: Pr0n - Such fun. - In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indicted as early as this week. ... "Never heard of him," said Donald Trump Sr.
"The President Is Very Depressed' : With Don Jr. Facing Possible Indictment, and Endless House Investigations Forthcoming, No Wonder Trump Is in a Bad Mood - He finally got rid of Jeff Sessions -- but Donald Trump's life is about to get much harder.

Video: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Used Doctored InfoWars Footage to Justify Acosta Ban (reality wins +#sarahmouthofsatan)
Jim Acosta should sue Trump, and Americans should shun Sarah Sanders - The Washington Post (the 4x vid w/sound is great)
White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta - The Washington Post - A frame-by-frame breakdown by Storyful, a social-media intelligence firm that verifies media content, found that the edited video included repeated frames that did not appear in the original footage (#fakevideo)
Jim Acosta "placing his hands on a young woman," according to the White House : gifs ... Wtf did I just listen to. I feel like I was sitting at a middle school lunch table listening to a bully being called out and getting pissed ahahaha ... That is exactly what you just listened to
Michelle Fields: Jim Acosta Smear Is Projection - The Atlantic - Trump supporters accused me of smearing his campaign manager. Today they're smearing Jim Acosta.
Watch Now: President Donald Trump's full press conference after Midterm Elections results - YouTube (with CC)
BrUtAl nInJa KaRaTe ChOpS wHiTe HoUsE iNtErN's ArM aNd ShE fUcKiNg DiEs : PeopleFuckingDying

People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored - An editor from the conspiracy site Infowars has provided us with a dizzying example of video manipulation that's created a "choose your own reality" crisis

Jim Acosta video shared by White House appears to be from Infowars - Business Insider (#fakevideo #fakepresident #SHSisaliar #fuckabee)
Paul Joseph Watson on Twitter: "Sarah Sanders claims Jim Acosta 'placed his hands on a woman'. Jim Acosta says this is a "lie". Here's the video. You be the judge." (#fakevideo)
Jeff Mason on Twitter: "I was seated next to ?@Acosta? at today's press conference and did not witness him "placing his hands" on the young intern, as the White House alleges. He held on to the microphone as she reached for it. The ?@Reuters? pictures below depict what happened accurately. (#fakepresident @lyingturd)
Trump Can't Fire CNN - Jeff Sessions is gone, but Jim Acosta isn't going anywhere

Man Charged with Threatening to Kill CNN Anchor : news - "Could I be directed to Don Lemons's hanging from a tree?" "Is Don Lemon dead yet? Can you help me kill that [redacted]" ... Matthew's telephone records indicate that he had also made calls to MSNBC; U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; attorney Michael Avenatti; Washington Speakers Bureau; and Planned Parenthood ...

Mob Gathers Outside Tucker Carlson's home: 'We Know Where You Sleep at Night!' (very uncivil to the racist nazi)

Bernie Sanders absolves racists of their racism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - White Southerners just need a little more time to get used to black people and understand that racist attacks against them aren't true ... I am tired of this man's loud mouth, his soft-core racism and his persistent, idiotic refusal to understand basic things like 14% of the population or the nature of the political party he keeps crashing. If he runs for president as a Democrat again the only thing that will make it bearable is watching him spin out, again. (shut up and go home, Bernie, play cards with JoeBi)

Opinion | The Midterm Results Are a Warning to the Democrats - The New York Times - Stop manning imaginary barricades, and start building real bridges to the other America. (Bret (one "T") Stephens, for the laughs)
Democrats Have a Long Way to Go to Defeat Trump - The Atlantic - The midterms showed that the president has a real political constituency -- one that gerrymandering and voter suppression make it hard to defeat (crooks will crook, #lockthemup but no mention of the actual 47,000,000 number)

Eschaton: Fear - I have no idea how you live in rural Ohio and fear black people from Philadelphia, but basically that was it.

Recounts loom larger, legal action begins as margins tighten in key Florida races | Tampa Bay Times - Legal confrontations begin as Florida's close Senate race moves to treacherous recount territory (they #florifucked the vote, again)
How Bill Nelson could ultimately win the recount in Florida's Senate race (and the 30,000 disappeared votes for Gov in Boward)
Florida Governor Race Recount Now Likely, Andrew Gillum Claims Vote Gap Down To 15,000 Votes Behind DeSantis
As Broward, Palm Beach vote counting continues, statewide recounts likely in governor, Senate, Ag commissioner races - Sun Sentinel -- Meanwhile, questions continued about why more than 24,000 people voted for governor but not for Senate in Broward. (dunno, they just disappeared, or something)

The Latest: Abrams campaign says it will fight on

Republicans won 50.3 percent of NC's votes for Congress. They took 10 of 13 seats.

GEORGIA'S 6TH DISTRICT RACE KAREN HANDEL, LUCY MCBATH: Karen Handel concedes 6th District race to Lucy McBath | WSB-TV (Kemp threw the last election to her)

An obituary for old Orange County, dead at age 129 -- the California collection of 34 cities and 3.2 million residents once described by President Reagan as where "all the good Republicans go to die," dies Tuesday. It was 129 years old ... Once reliably red, the official cause of Of O.C.'s passing is a case of the blue flu, which turned its politics more purple than Barney the dinosaur.

A Trump-Fueled 'Wipeout' for House Republicans in Northeast (except for Charlie Faker) Of the 60 congressional races on Tuesday in eight Northeastern states, including New York and New Jersey, not a single Republican is on pace to top 57 percent of the vote ballot

Down two, California Republicans could lose up to four more House seats - Los Angeles Times - The reason is simple: Early voters, often older white Californians who start mailing in their ballots weeks before election day, lean Republican, and later voters, many of them young and minority, tend to prefer Democrats.

In Dallas County, Republican gerrymandering backfired in 2018 | The Texas Tribune - Republicans hoped to keep a majority Texas House seats from Dallas County when they redrew district boundaries in 2011. Seven years later, they've only held onto two of 14

Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison - The Daily Beast - Former Rep. Stephen Stockman (R-TX) was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for orchestrating a scheme to defraud donors and using the money for personal and campaign use (#republicrook)

No charges against former NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman No charges for former NY AG Schneiderman in abuse investigation - CNNPolitics (#schneidermandick)

Which U.S. States Have the Highest Concentration of Veterans? - The number of veterans varies from state to state, according to the Census Bureau. New York has the least amount of resident veterans of any state, at 4.5 percent of the adult population. Alaska, which has the most, at 11.9 percent, has more than twice as many veterans as New York. (statistics are hard for journos, particularly if they are trying to make red states look good -- actual number of vets/state, not percentages: NY: 628,000 AL: 64,000 -- oh look 10x more than your "highest state" #getaneducation #fakenews)

A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender - The Washington Post ... Being in his 40s would make his life much better, he explained ... "If you're 69 on Tinder, you're outdated," reasoned Ratelband ...

Your Office Doesn't Have Nap Time Because You Are Not a Child -- Being a grown-up means being responsible for your choices. Like many grown-ups, you can also decide you don't need to care ... (and) A Man Asks the Obvious Obviously (and) "He's a Murderbot 6000." (yo, good writing!)

Red Dead Redemption 2: game criticised over killing of suffragette | Games | The Guardian

A new study shows that young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, dieting that is not connected to obesity, and four times the probability of using legal and illegal supplements, and anabolic steroids. : science

World's oldest-known animal cave art painted at least 40,000 years ago in Borneo - Science News - ABC News
World's oldest-known animal cave art painted at least 40,000 years ago in Borneo : science

TIL Alduos Huxley was injected with LSD on his deathbed and essentially tripped into death. : todayilearned - Huxley died on the same day as CS Lewis. Both deaths were overshadowed by a third, the assassination of John F Kennedy ... And the very first episode of Doctor Who aired the day after.

Cord cutting accelerates as pay TV loses 1 million customers in largest-ever quarterly loss : news


People Who Accept Climate Change Now Control the House Science Committee : politics

A 4 year old girl was gang-raped in an ICU in india. : news

Pompeo's meeting with North Korean counterpart called off at last minute

Eschaton: The Caravan Of Doom - Going to be "fun" watching defensive reporters justify it as it disappears from the front pages where it had been for 2 weeks.
Fox News barely mentions caravan first morning after midterms : politics

Eschaton: Benghazighazi - Reporters who enabled and cheered on every bullshit GOP investigation of the Obama era (and, frankly, the Republican were so stupid and lazy that they were *bad* at anything except getting reporters to run after their catnip) will suddenly find congressional oversight very troubling. - Those are the rules.

Eschaton: Whatever Happens This Election Proves Me Right About Everything - tl;dr: some, not all, lefty policies are actually quite popular! Sound like you believe what you're saying and that everybody can have nice things instead of hoping "not quite as evil as the other guys" works. If people want evil they're gonna vote for the evil party. It isn't a secret which one it is.

Republicans lost the House, so Trump took it out on the media - The Washington Post - "I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN and, if you did it well, your ratings would be much better" (Tantrump!)

Transcript: Trump's contentious press conference about midterm election (Christ what a demented asshole)
7 times Trump clashed with reporters in hostile post-midterms press conference | TheHill (meltdown: "fake news, enemy of the people")
Trump press conference following midterm elections - YouTube
Trump's heated post-midterm press conference
Watch Now: President Donald Trump's full press conference after Midterm Elections results - YouTube

White House suspends CNN reporter's access : news (with videos of Acosta karate-chopping an intern's arm off)
NBC News on Twitter: "White House aide grabs and tries to physically remove a microphone from CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta during a contentious exchange with President Trump at a news conference."
Sarah Sanders on Twitter: "President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern..."
Amee Vanderpool on Twitter: "I'm posting this close up not to bolster my argument that Jim Acosta did nothing wrong, because I think that's pretty clear. Instead, look at the way this staffer keeps looking to Trump for confirmation on each attempt. It's so creepy. This blind obedience is cult like."

Trump Stops Briefing To Berate CNN's Jim Acosta: 'You Are A Rude, Terrible Person' (projection is all he can see) Wow he just blamed Obama for Russia taking Crimea. ... The reporter kept telling him it was Putin haha ... After the reporter had to correct him when he said he met Putin in Russia. Actually it was Helsinki but try explaining that to a demented lunatic who can barely fucking read.

Trump scolds CNN reporter for being rude as WH staffer wrestles microphone away during presser : politics

The president of the United States as a crazy mob boss - Lawyers, Guns & Money

'A Red Line Crossed': Nationwide Protests Declared for Thursday at 5PM After Jeff Sessions Fired : politics
Activists threatened mass protests if Rod Rosenstein is removed from the Mueller investigation : politics

Schiff: It's 'Aburndantly Clear' Sessions Was Forced Out For Not Ending Mueller Probe
Pelosi calls on acting AG to recuse himself from Russia probe : politics

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist - The New York Times - Matthew Whitaker, Mr. Sessions's chief of staff, as acting attorney general - In that capacity, Mr. Whitaker assumes control of the Russia investigation, raising questions about the future of the inquiry led by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
Sessions Gives Trump Resignation Letter - Bloomberg
Megathread: Attorney General Jefferson Sessions Resigns at Request of President Donald Trump : politics
Trump's new acting attorney general once mused about defunding Robert Mueller
President Trump Has Forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Resign - Sessions was one of President Trump's earlist supporters
Trump'ss Acting Attorney General Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company

Paul Manafort's ex-son-in-law Yohai charged with another real estate scam in LA - Jeffrey Yohai was out on bond while awaiting sentencing when he committed the new crimes, say federal prosecutors

Here come the subpoenas: What House Democrats plan for their Russia probe - In January, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee will be able to compel testimony, and perhaps to force the release of Mueller's report
Dems plan to bring in Mueller for televised hearings if Trump fires him : politics
Schumer: Interfering with Mueller would spark 'constitutional crisis (which is why Trump will roll out his gold-plated Trumpstitution)
Trump's free ride from Congress just ended - Investigations, legislative fights, impeachment?
Mueller has powerful new House allies as he bears down on Trump - POLITICO - Democrats are primed to help the special counsel shed light on any illicit behavior by the president and his allies.
Trump says government will halt if Dems investigate him - ABC News

Make No Mistake, the Midterms Were a Democratic Victory and a Rebuke of Trump : politics
Election results 2018: Republicans are paying the Trump tax - Vox - Trump's political strategy is failing.
Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump - BBC News
Election 2018 exit poll analysis: Voter turnout soars, Democrats take back the House, ABC News projects - ABC News
Election results 2018 by state, county and district - POLITICO
Discussion Megathread: US Midterm Elections 2018 (Part 5) : politics

Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to be Indicted by Mueller Soon - The Trump family lies all the time, of course, but doing it under oath is a crime. (remember "I'm very worried about Don Jr." from Gabe Sherman's piece two days ago?)
Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to be Indicted by Mueller Soon : politics
Democrats' victory in House provides crucial protection for Mueller : politics - Indiana, Missouri, and Florida probably screwed this country for 8+ years tonight.

Tapper: If Trump thinks media is annoying, 'wait till he meets a Democratic House' with subpoena power
Schiff: Democratic House will tackle the oversight that GOP 'abdicated' ("treasoned")
There Is Now an Institution of the American Government That Isn't Controlled By -- or Afraid of -- Donald Trump -- For the first time in two years, there will be oversight of the Executive Branch.
Democrats' victory in House provides crucial protection for Mueller

Trump and the Harsh Truth Exposed by the Midterms - The Atlantic - It's not Trump who is running uphill against American tradition -- it's the people who are trying -- with mixed success -- to stop him (up the racist fascist hill of America)
A Landslide Victory for Democrats Is Tempered by America's Broken Electoral System (another one of Barry's low priorities)

Trump boasts of 'tremendous success' despite painful House defeat
Trump says 'success' despite Democrats projected to take House
Trump readies for 2020 campaign with no plans to change his approach - The Washington Post - " The president has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country," Sanders said said as the polls began to close Tuesday night.
Trump tells confidants Ryan is to blame for Republican election setbacks - for not doing enough to support his agenda and keep the House in Republican hands.

Exasperated Steve Bannon: 'Thank you Fox News' - Fox News threw a lot of election-watchers for a loop Tuesday with its early-evening projection that Democrats would win the House (Stevie doesn't believe in your so-called "projections" based on "fake statistics," deflects blame of his awefulness)

Two Americas: amplified, tearing apart - Axios - Two parties with two wildly different bases and philosophies are pulling farther and farther apart -- and are certain to double down on divisiveness heading into 2020 ... record conservative turnout in rural Trump country

Trump's Narrative vs. Pelosi's Subpoenas - Both sides see a victory in Tuesday's results. But the ground is shifting beneath Republicans' feet.
Republicans declared war on Nancy Pelosi -- and she won
Democrats win House majority: Blue wave sweeps Election Day | McClatchy Washington Bureau
How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus - The New York Times
Why Democrat's Gain Was More Impressive Than It Appears - They are poised to win more seats this year than they did in 2006, despite far fewer opportunities.

Voters send record number of women to Congress - POLITICO - Democratic female candidates won victories in swing districts where suburban women helped pave the way to unseating the GOP majority ... made history on Tuesday night, with more than 100 women sweeping into office on the strength of a Democratic House takeover powered in large part by college-educated female voters.

Out of many, several trailblazing 'firsts' elected across country - The first Muslim women and Native Americans, among others, will be headed to Congress.
7 takeaways from a wild midterm election - POLITICO - The suburbs were brutal for Republicans. (rural deadheads now ruling America)

Georgia Governors Race: Minute-By-Minute: Showdown for governor too close to call | WSB-TV

Democrat Laura Kelly defeats Kris Kobach to become Kansas' next governor
Election Night Open Thread 3: What's Not the Matter With Kansas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the reddest states in the country just elected a Democrat in its governor race, rejecting a hardline anti-immigration activist whose rhetoric echoed and anticipated President Donald Trump.

Josh Hawley will defeat Claire McCaskill in Senate race in Missouri, ABC News projects, based on an analysis of the vote - ABC News (Claire and Heidi, last of the loser Blue Dog Bitches)
'Just like Hillary' : Senate candidate Josh Hawley casts Claire McCaskill as out-of-touch liberal
Nelson Won't Concede In Florida Senate Race: 'We Are Proceeding to a Recount

Kevin Cramer ousts Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota - politico (rabid Trumpster wins)

"I'm so fucking pround of you guys" : watch Beto O'Rourke's emotional concession speech
Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O'Rourke

Republican Mike Braun wins Indiana Senate race, defeating Joe Donnelly - Vox - Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly fell short in his reelection bid in the Midwest's reddest state (Fuckiana)

The McSally-Sinema Senate race is too close to call. Now what happens?
Ex-Green Party candidate earns more votes than difference between Sinema, McSally - The Washington Post (the Jill Steinfucker effect)

Steve King survives to win reelection in Iowa - The Washington Post - once-fringe views have moved further into the mainstream under the Trump presidency, and he retained support from party bigwigs, such as Sen. Charles E. Grassley, also of Iowa.
Des Moines Register on Steve King: "Iowa's national embarrassment continues'
Sen. Tim Kaine easily beats neo-Confederate Trump endorsed in Virginia - Democrat Tim Kaine sent Trump-endorsed racist Corey Stewart packing early on election night.
Virginia Senate election: Tim Kaine victory means uncertain future for Corey Stewart - The Washington Post - Today, Stewart stands in the ashes of what unofficial results show was a 16 percentage point loss to Kaine (D-Va.), unsure of what he'll do next and whether his 15-year political career has also finally gone up in smoke ... Brat first won the seat four years ago after defeating then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a stunning upset of an establishment figure that presaged the rise of Donald Trump

Democrat Jared Polis wins Colorado governor race: first openly gay person elected governor - Vox - The Democrat ran on a progressive platform, contrasting himself from his Republican opponent.

Marsha Blackburn beats Phil Bredesen to retain Tennessee seat for GOP - politico (terrible old Dem)

Dana Rohrabacher, Putin's Favorite Congressman, on Verge of Losing His Seat to Democrat Harley Rouda

Tony Evers denies Scott Walker a third term as Wisconsin
Wisconsin recount law changed by Gov. Scott Walker -- who may be seeking a recount after loss to Evers (haha, almost as good as Kemp's id not valid)

Steve Sisolak becomes Nevada's first Democratic governor in decades
Dennis Hof, the brothel owner who died last month, wins election - The reality TV star was found dead on Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday ... has won a heavily GOP state legislative district (Rethugs love their walking dead)

Georgia's Sixth House District Election Results: Lucy McBath vs. Karen Handel - Lucy McBath leads by 0.7 percentage points, or 2,145 votes, over Karen Handel with 100 percent of precincts reporting. (Kemp handed it to her last time)

Sharice Davids makes history: Kansas' 1st gay rep, 1st Native American woman in Congress

Rep. Mike Bishop concedes race to Democrat Elissa Slotkin in MI's 8th Congressional district

Montana's Jon Tester Beats Back the Trump Cavalry to Win Another Term - The president had sought personal vengeance by trying to oust the Montana Democrat, but it didn't work - an accomplishment for the incumbent Democrat after President Donald Trump won Montana by 20 percentage points in 2016

Utah, Idaho and Nebraska approve Medicaid expansion ballot measures - Utah, Nebraska and Idaho were set to pass propositions to broaden the federal and state health insurance program.

Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner - In a political upset for the history books, Kendra Horn broke a 44-year Republican hold on Oklahoma's 5th congressional district Tuesday, turning the Oklahoma City-area district blue for the first time since the mid-1970s

Florida Amendment 4 results: ex-felon voting rights restored via ballot initiative - Vox - The victory means more than 1 million people will regain the right to vote.

Michigan Voters Have Legalized Marijuana - While North Dakota voters rejected their own legalization measure Tuesday night, roughly one-fifth of Americans now live in a state that has legalized marijuana

Prop. 6: Californians reject gas tax repeal measure - (the destroy Cali's infrastructure plan fails)

Democrats win majority in New York's Senate, ending GOP control - The Democratic Party won at least 35 of the Senate's 63 seats as of late Tuesday night, wrestling control from Republicans who have led the chamber for much of the last century ... Democrats now control every branch of NY's government. The New York Health Act which routinely passed the Assembly and failed in the republican controlled Senate can now be passed!

Michigan Rep. Jason Lewis, who once lamented not being able to call women "sluts," loses to Democrat Angie Craig - CNNPolitics
GOP congressman, who once lamented not being able to call women 'sluts,' loses to a woman : politics

Democratic 'blue wave' makes landfall in Texas House, flipping 11 red seats across the state

Repealing "One of Country's Worst Jim Crow Laws," Florida Restores Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People With Past Felony Convictions

House GOP fight begins: Jordan challenges McCarthy | TheHill (the pedo coverup guy)

Tom Sullivan Wins an Unlikely Campaign for a Colorado House Seat | 5280 - six years and nearly four months since Tom Sullivan's son, Alex, was murdered in the Aurora theater shooting.

Michigan Just Made It A Lot Easier To Vote | HuffPost - The state now has automatic and same-day registration, in addition to a slew of other voting reforms.

Janet Mills makes history by becoming Maine's first female governor : news

Man who defended his 2 moms in gay marriage viral video wins Iowa Senate seat : politics

Michigan now has legal recreational marijuana : news
How Election Day changed marijuana policy across the country - The Boston Globe - In Newton, voters rejected two ballot questions that would have banned or limited marijuana shops from opening in the city

Washington state voters pass ballot measure to further regulate guns, including semi-automatic rifles : news

Former HR director says University of Wyoming Foundation President told her not to hire another "retard" and fired her after she filed a complaint : news

Foundation behind MormonLeaks urges Utah lawmakers to remove clergy exemption from child abuse reporting laws (they exempted themselves from child rape, good Mormons!)

Medical classification change led to 'Whitey' Bulger's prison transfer ... medical classification was suddenly and inexplicably changed to suggest his health had improved, leading to his transfer to the West Virginia prison where he was murdered last week, US Bureau of Prisons records show. (someone decided, time to go, Whitey)

Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why? - The Boston Globe

Uber driver ordered charged in rape of woman in Dorchester - The Boston Globe

A new immunotherapy technique identifies T cell receptors with 100-percent specificity for individual tumors within just a few days, that can quickly create individualized cancer treatments that will allow physicians to effectively target tumors without the side effects of standard cancer drugs. : science

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidance discouraging any use of corporal punishment with children because of the increased risk of negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes. : science

Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of an aggregated set of family trees of more than 400 million people. : science

Giving birth to a boy increases the odds of postnatal depression in the mother by 71-79% compared to girls, finds a new study. This may be because being pregnant with a boy has documented associations with increased inflammation, which may be linked to depression.

Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold: New research reveals that cryptocurrencies require far more electricity per-dollar than it takes to mine most real metals : science

Children urged to play outdoors to cut risk of shortsightedness - looking into the distance and exposure to outdoor light may be key. New research also suggests other links to rising cases of myopia, including playing computer games, being born in the summer and having a more highly educated mother. : science

TIL about The Schreber Case: a paranoid schizophrenic man whose diary served as Freud's primary source to understand the condition. Schreber believed he was receiving cosmic rays through his anal glands by God in order to transform him into a woman so that he could herald and breed a new race. : todayilearned

What is the biggest "I shouldn't have said that" moment you've ever had RIGHT AFTER you said it? : AskReddit

#NetNeutrality: Supreme Court Hands Over a Major Victory for Open Internet Advocates : technology

Vice Media to Shrink Workforce by as Much as 15% as Growth Stalls - WSJ - Workforce reduction will happen through hiring freeze and attrition< /a>


Ozone: The Earth's protective shield is repairing - BBC News

'Almost all' Pakistani banks hacked in security breach, says FIA cybercrime head : technology

Live Forecast: Who Will Win the House?
Live U.S. House Election Results - The New York Times - 51,531,597 votes (51.2%) Dem 47,363,830 votes (47.1%) (Rethug)
Midterm Elections 2018: Democrats Pick Up Two House Seats - The New York Times
Live results: Midterm election 2018 updates, news and analysis - NBC News
2018 Election Day: Live Coverage And Results
Discussion Megathread: US Midterm Elections 2018 (Part 3) : politics

Majority says Election Day should be a federal holiday, poll finds : politics

Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, First Amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press and maybe the future of the country. - Lawyers, Guns & Money

This 2018 Midterm Election Playlist from Charles P. Pierce Slaps! - Listen up!

Joe Biden 'Guarantees' Donald Trump Will 'Challenge the Legitimacy' Of The Midterm Elections If GOP Loses

One Legacy of Merkel? Angry East German Men Fueling the Far Right - The New York Times (they long for their Hitler)

Noam Chomsky on Midterms: Republican Party Is the "Most Dangerous Oganization in Human History (vote Republican, destroy the planet!)

Russian business trio told to stay away from Davos | Financial Times - Oleg Deripaska among those in effect barred from elite gathering under US pressure
Factory of lies: Russia's disinformation playbook exposed - "Twenty years ago the Russians had to recruit journalists to find people to disseminate something ... nowadays they just have to start a meme"
Russian trolling ahead of the midterm elections is a mixture of the weird and the pathetic - A new website tracks back to a Russian company cited in one of Robert Mueller's indictments.

Rep. Adam Schiff talks about renewing Russia probe if Democrats flip the House


Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump detained and questioned on corruption charges: report | TheHill - in Monaco

China grants more trademark approvals for Ivanka Trump firm - including voting machines : news (Trump's long game)

Facebook discloses possible foreign election meddling before midterms

Trump says he regrets the tone he used during first 2 years in office | WJLA (oh sure)
Trump Begins Midterm Election Day Bracing for Grim Political News, Aides Say - The New York Times
Trump has the worst approval rating of any president in modern US history heading into their first midterm election : politics - President Donald Trump is historically unpopular heading in the 2018 midterm elections, with an approval rating of 40%. (but Rasmussen told us it was 49%?)

Four big-picture principles for making our democracy work better - The Washington Post - #1: You Shouldn't be able to count the ballots for a race in which you're running (hello, fascist state of Georgia)

GOP's looming spin about the 2018 election is a fallacy (Trump will win Senate bigly)

Early returns in 6 key races that will foretell Democrats' 2018 election fate
These 11 places could seal Trump's midterm fate - Orange County, upstate New York and the Phoenix metro area are among the key spots that will decide the outcome on election night.

Why is the New York Times publishing fascist propaganda? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump bootlicker and publisher of American Greatness Christopher Buskirk was given 800 words on America's most prominent editorial page yesterday to sanitize support for Trump as being the fault of Democrats who slandered poor Brett Kavanaugh. The Times did this on the very weekend that Trump was explicitly calling for political violence to be meted out to his opponents if they don't stop criticizing him
Krugman Subtweets, An Excellent Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Paul Krugman on Twitter: "Exactly. All these takes about "Why aren't Democrats walking away with this" are innumerate; if the playing field were level, they would be overwhelming favorites to take control of Congress (GOP blowouts in 92 and 10 were only ~7 points) 1/"

Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday's elections (evidence? my mouth is all the evidence you need)

Ryan Zinke's house guest impersonated the secretary Monday night. Then he called Park Police on the neighbors - Neighbor: 'Dude, you're not Zinke. Who are you? (so much crooked shit) )

Voting Problems Crop Up as Americans Go to the Polls - The New York Times
Long Lines and Jammed Machines Frustrate Voters in New York City - The New York Times (de Blas says not his fault)
Long lines, difficulties, at multiple polling places across Houston - Houston Chronicle
Long lines, machine breakdowns mar vote on Election Day
Equipment Malfunctions and Voting Machine Shortages Bring Long Lines in Georgia - Voters are waiting for hours in heavily African American precincts.
Jesse Jackson: Issue at Fulton precinct is 'classic vogter suppression'
Rachel Thompson on Twitter: "This line is so disheartening, that Jessie Jackson has turned up and is rallying up voters, telling them not to leave @ajc @wsbtv @cbs46 @CityofAtlanta @staceyabrams #wewillvote"
Voting in Gwinnett: Technial issues, long delays reported - Technical issues cause problems for Gwinnett voters - technical issues that caused long lines and forced many voter to resort to paper ballots. (which won't be counted, of course, but it's just "technical" +looks like the Mass RMV)
Voters turned away due to missing voting machines at precinct in Detroit - (dunno where they went)

In Journalism About Race, A Tinge Of Denial | HuffPost - The only appeal the conservative movement has left is white panic. Why is that story still so hard to tell? - Alex Pareene

Fox's Hannity speaks onstage at Trump campaign rally (state TV)
'It disturbs me to my core' : Fox News staffers express outrage over Hannity
Fox news employees unaware they are working for a right wing propaganda outlet - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Fox News Personalities Embrace Trump at His Final Rally Before the Election - The New York Times (the pic!)
Sean Hannity said he wouldn't campaign on stage at Trump's rally. Hours later, he did exactly that ("soft-faced" Hannity)
Sean Hannity owns Fox News - The Washington Post (they used to have a little "ethics")

Anti-Semitic ads: Republicans attack Jewish Democratic candidates with ads showing fistfuls of cash - The Washington Post ... "Some genie is being let out of the bottle" (you mean "devil" +Jews for the Holocaust!)

Election Hoax of Democrats Burning Flags to Celebrate 'Blue Wave' Goes Viral on Twitter and Facebook - The polls hadn't even opened in parts of America before disinformation, this time pretending to be CNN, started circulating online. (and black guy Don Lemon is laughing)

All the ugliness of the Trump campaign is on display in Georgia - The Washington Post -- THE REPUBLICAN campaign for governor in Georgia has been marked by dehumanizing immigrant phobia, invidious vote suppression, conspiratorial accusations about Democratic vote tampering, and racism. In other words, it shows in microcosm the direction President Trump would take the GOP. (racist asshole will racist asshlole)

Arizona will be the clearest test of Trump's dire immigration rhetoric (AZ and Sally McSally)

Surprising Support for the Term 'Feminist' on the Campaign Trail - Polling shows a level of backing that would have been unthinkable even in recent elections, scholars say. (feminist is a dirty word in Republican hate speech)

MSNBC Puts Florida Governor Race Vote -- Total Graphic Onscreen A Wee Bit Early (yeah it really is a "race vote")
As Counties Place Polls In Gated Communities, Florida Voters Are Left Out | WLRN

Darrell Issa says Dem will flip his seat | TheHill (bye-bye, fucker)

Steve King bars 'leftist propaganda' outlet Des Moines Register from election night event (reported by the 'leftist' Des Moines Register)

As pundits fumble figuring out young voters, here are the facts as millennials flood the polls (blue flood!)

Are Voting Selfies Legal? Not Always - The New York Times (sometimes, MA "unclear")

First-time voter Gracie Lou Phillips of Grand Prairie Texas died at 82 days after casting first ballot - The Washington Post

Border Patrol To Conduct 'Crowd Control' Exercise on Election Day - The exercise will be conducted in El Paso, the home of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke (just a little coincidence, might have to shoot anyone not wearing a Red Trump Hat) )
Border Patrol cancels El Paso crowd-control exercise amid concerns about voter suppression - The Washington Post - abruptly canceled a crowd-control exercise it had planned near a Hispanic neighborhood in El Paso

Poll worker directs racist language at a north Houston voter - Houston Chronicle - A poll worker has been relieved of her duties and faces a criminal assault charge after she bumped into a voter and yelled racist remarks at her after some confusion over her voter registration. One poll worker walked off the job following the incident, and another was left in tears as she gave a statement to a Harris County sheriff's deputy about the altercation ... Barnes, who is white, then told Anthony, who is black "Maybe if Id worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I'm saying to you." ... "I'm white. Have you seen the news? If you call the police, they're going to take you to jail and do something to you, because I'm white," Barnes told her in front of several witnesses ... "She did it because she wanted to prove that she had some kind of white supremacy over me," Anthony said. "She did that purposely and intentionally to intimidate me but I will not be intimidated."

The New Southern Secession Happening in Metro Atlanta - CityLab - The wealthy residents of Eagle's Landing are voting Tuesday on whether to secede from the metro Atlanta city of Stockbridge, just after a black mayor and an all-black city council took office. (meanwhile, in disgusting white people, where is Sherman when you really need him?)

An Openly Gay City Councilman's Grindr Photos Were Leaked. Is There a Conspiracy to Oust Him? - A young city councilman's Grindr photos were leaked, and he now faces a recall election. Was there a conspiracy to oust him, and did it come from inside City Hall? ... and the text conversation included several nude selfies that Coburn had sent. (dude, pls, wake up)

PolitiFact is not biased -- here's why

Williamson County election judge resigns after video shows her screaming at voter | - Williamson County election judge Lila Guzman has resigned after a video was posted of her yelling at a confused voter (Tehas)

UPDATE: Republicans to ask judge to reconsider his ruling that 12 Porter County polls should remain open later than scheduled | Porter County News | - UPDATE: Republicans to ask judge to reconsider his ruling that 12 Porter County polls should remain open later than scheduled (Indifuckingana)

Celebrating democracy in the USA! : gifs (Indiana polling machines won't let you vote Dem)

The Parody Cannot Hear the Parodyer - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I've had multiple requests to eviscerate analyze that Slate MESSAGING thing, but since I'm too tired right now on a related note allow me to observe that poor Glem has the toughest job on the internets (where has GG been during all this? you aks) Apparently multiplying the electoral analyses of Stoller and Greenwald produces a howling void that is the opposite of wisdom.

2018 Midterm Election in Kansas Features Kris Kobach - Watching from Topeka Schoolhouse - Watching the 2018 election from the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Landmark. (as always, Charlie for the history)

29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is poised to become the youngest woman in Congress : politics

Man arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' Pennsylvania polling - NBC2 News (click for the pic)
Man arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' Pennsylvania polling place : news

Former Arkansas Democratic Party Spokesman Arrested for Child Porn : news

Former Detective Jeff Payne isn't sorry for arresting Alex Wubbels and he plans to sue for $1.5 million

$100K raised for California teacher who punched student : news

Kim Davis, clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, loses to Democrat : politics

Recreational cannabis sales to start within two weeks in Massachusetts, state says : bostontrees

That Cute Baby-Bear Video Reveals a Problem With Drones - The Atlantic

Scientists say mysterious "Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft - Harvard researchers raise the possibility that it's a probe sent by extraterrestrials. (but they said it totally doesn't look like an alien spacecraft!)
Oumuamua Space Object May Be Alien Ship, Scientists Hypothesize - The Actual Aliens Are Invading - Forget the Caravan, Mr. President!

AI predicts Alzheimer's disease years before diagnosis - By using a special brain scan, a deep learning algorithm developed for early prediction of Alzheimer disease achieved 82% specificity at 100% sensitivity, an average of 75.8 months prior to the final diagnosis.

Nuclear physicist describes problems with thorium reactors. Trigger warning: shortbread metaphor. : bestof

Measles outbreak in Israel prompts warning in New York : news

I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used by 1.5 millions of people. Ask me Anything! : IAmA
Photopea on Twitter: "We have many new users from Brazil, Turkey and Czechia! :) " (Brazil is huger than India)

Canberra woman admits to falsifying rape claim that saw her former partner jailed : news

Guy acts calm as a fight breaks out : funny


On climate change, Trump disavows his own scientists, government - Axios (his brain is the best and he had an uncle who was a scientist)

I killed soccer star and cut off his genitals for raping my wife - The businessman who allegedly killed Brazilian soccer player Daniel Correa Freitas says he did so after finding the midfielder in his underwear trying to rape his wife ... "When I threw him off my wife, I threw him on the floor and stopped her being raped by that monstrous scumbag."

Liverpool makes a stand and runs far-right marchers out of town | UK news | The Guardian - Fringe far-right group abandon plans due to numbers of counter-demonstrators

Khashoggi sons issue emotional appeal for the return of their father's body ... A source close to the Saudi Royal Palace has denied any knowledge of the body's whereabouts ("last seen walking out of the embassy in tiny pieces")

Russian news sites are claiming an American civil war will erupt during the 2020 presidential election : politics

Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Rot : politics (NoDak will vote for Trump until they all die)
Eschaton: Hard To Beat A Foe That Doesn't Give A Shit - . The latest federal data, through mid-October, shows American soybean sales to China have declined by 94 percent from last year's harvest
19 things Donald Trump knows better than anyone else, according to Donald Trump - The Washington Post

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Takes Mystery Trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine: Report : politics (reporting to the oligarches)

'Crisis for American Democracy': It's 2018, in the Richest Nation on Earth, and Voting Machines Still Distorting Elections : politics
Hackers targeting election networks across country in lead up to midterms - The Boston Globe -- The pace of suspicious activity has picked up in recent weeks -- up to 10 incidents each day

Trump's DOJ Just Admitted under Oath That Citizenship Question 'not necessary'

A Familiar Force Nurtures Trump's Instincts on Immigration: Stephen Miller (the Jew who encouraged the "kill all the Jews" killers)

Defensive, caravan-fixated and Trump-obsessed, the media blow it again. Just not as badly. - The Washington Post
'Trump has hijacked the election': House Republicans in panic mode : politics

The moment is now upon us. All the lies must be defeated -- decisively
As Trump Spreads A Fog Of Falsehoods, His Fans Believe Them And Make Excuses For Him | HuffPost
Wonder How Trump Will Handle Defeat? Don't Bother with History. - The behavior of other presidents who dealt with midterm rebukes won't be much use

Trump Accuses Oprah of Burning Tapes That Don't Exist to Hide Interview That Never Happened (sounds typical Trumpfucks) >
Trump administration prepares for massive shake-up after midterms - The Washington Post

NBCUniversal Pulls Controversial Trump Campaign Ad : politics
NBC reverses course, decides to stop airing controversial Trump ad on immigration : politics
That Racist Trump Ad CNN Refused To Air? NBC Just Ran It In Prime Time. | HuffPost

Cook Report shifts 9 House races toward Dems day before election : politics (red wave coming!)
Poll: Dems lead Republicans by 13 points on generic congressional ballot : politics (huge red wave!)
A new poll shows the secret truth of 2018: Not much has changed in months - The Washington Post
Election 2018 poll: In final days, Democrats maintain advantage - CNNPolitics
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Final picks for 2018 (Dems: House +34, Senate -1)

Majorities of millennials who plan to vote support Democrats -- except white men

Voting machine errors already roil Texas and Georgia races : politics (only Rs allowed)

Voters wait hours in North Miami, and there weren't enough ballots for everyone (Rick Scott spent all the money on himself)
Democrats have slight edge in close Florida Senate, governor races - Both Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson lead by four percentage points, within the poll's margin of error

'Axis Of Evil' : Twitter Users Torch Trump's Rally With Sean Hannity And Rush Limbaugh

Brian Kemp Is Getting Desperate : politics
Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn't Exist

Democrat McCaskill holds narrow lead over Republican Hawley in key Missouri Senate race: NBC News/Marist poll : politics
Poll: Missouri Senate race is a margin-of-error contest

The 2018 Facebook Midterms, Part II: Shadow Organizing ("Groups" are the new propaganda hose)

Trump ally Kris Kobach accepted donations from white nationalists | US news | The Guardian

Why Old Clinton Sleazeball Mark Penn Loves Trump - Penn, the former adviser to President Clinton and campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in 2008 (she blew it, twice)

Woman pretends to be persecuted Trump supporter -- and scams conservatives out of $150,000

Woman Turns Herself In After Being Filmed Harassing Black Sisters Awaiting AAA | HuffPost - Susan Westwood, widely dubbed "South Park Susan"

Woman, 71, punched in head on Red Line train after asking for seat - The Boston Globe

America's marijuana map: how things might change after the midterms | US news | The Guardian

LinkedIn Is Now Home To Hyperpartisan Political Content, False Memes, And Troll Battles

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities - WSJ


It's not rocket science: Climate change was behind this summer's extreme weather

TIL that from 1907 to 1940, American women could lose their US citizenship if they married non-American men. American men could marry whomever they wanted. : todayilearned (deep roots of the Fuckiearchy)

Italian storms claim 17th life, and 14 million trees | Reuters - "We'll need at least a century to return to normality," (good luck with that)

Rubella's elimination from Australia 'shows vaccinations work' : news

Tanzania forms surveillance squad to identify gays on social media and arrest them : technology
She's a witch! - YouTube
Electric Wizard - I, The Witchfinder - YouTube - one of the blackest pages in the history of man

Khashoggi's body parts transported in suitcases : worldnews (and ... MbS = Mohammed Bone Saw!)

WikiLeak's' pernicious legacy -- empty lulz, bothsidesism and moral flexibility

Utah mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan : news

American Military Apologizes for Booklet With Racially Offensive Language - The New York Times ... neighboring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels since 2015, leaving millions displaced and tens of thousands of people killed

Labour Party branch 'voted down motion condemning Pittsburgh synagogue attack' - Members reject motion after saying there is too much focus on 'antisemitism this, antisemitism that' (Corbyn and crew sounds like Trumpster, vote in favor of "killing all the jews")

TIL that pro-Nazi Party rallies were held at Madison Square Garden in 1934, 1935 and 1939 : todayilearned

U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump's call to arms ... Kleberg, who has lived most of his life on the 825,000-acre King Ranch outside of Kingsville, said that he will allow militia groups on his ranch, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island. (and has more people than North Dakata!)

Trump Keeps Lying About Having Started His Wall, And His Supporters Don't Care : politics (Fox told them the wall was huge!) ... "All politicians are liars. They're all weasels," said the 60-year-old from Panama City. "You know why he'sso good? Because he's up there breaking all the furniture. If he wanted to shoot somebody on Broadway, I'd vote 'not guilty' (break all the furniture in the minds of fellow toddlers)

Falsehood shames Clapper, Brennan and pledge to protect whistleblowers | TheHill (lying fuckers, along with Barry)

John Dean: Trump makes Watergate look like a 'brief idyllic daydream' (follow the blossoming of Repubican evil)

The Election of Donald Trump Was a Crushing Blow to Neoliberal Elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Many people have said that the Obama administration was too lax on malfeasance by the financial industry ... and they were right! Donald Trump has been far, far worse: ... In conslusion, the anti-anti-Trump "left" constitutes the dumbest group of people on Earth.

This election is a referendum on Donald Trump's corrosive impact on our politics (yet another Republican)
This midterm election is like no other in a generation - The Washington Post - about something more elemental: what kind of country Americans see today and want to see in the future. That makes these midterms unlike any in the recent past ... In 1994, anger with government, corruption scandals in the House and legislative missteps by then-President Bill Clinton and congressional Democrats led to a historic revolt by the voters. After 40 years of Democratic rule in the House, Republicans led by soon-to-be-speaker Newt Gingrich swept to power on a tide of anti-government sentiment. (sound familiar, Barry?)

Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned. : politics (is that all?)

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics

Eschaton: A Time To Compromise - If the Dems do actually take the House (or even the Senate!) the usual press calls for them to compromise with Republicans, which involves giving the Republicans as much baby cage money as they ask for, will return. Because those are the rules. (as written by David Brooks and Maggie the Putz)

The GOP Is Flooding The Airwaves With Ads About Crime | HuffPost - Donald Trump has resurrected crime as a political issue. (carnage in the white suburbs!)

CNN Aired Trump's Racist Ad Way More Than Even Fox News Did -- Trump's penchant for fact-free stunts poses a challenge for news outlets on how to cover his presidency. The most recent example? His racist anti-immigrant ad, released this week.
Donald Trump Jr. Is Basically Tweeting About White Genocide Now
'No Blame'? ABC News finds 17 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats or alleged assaults
'Full Trumpism' : The president's apocalyptic attacks reach a new level of falsity

Trump stumps in cities that don't look that much like US (hundreds of people, I tell you!)
A 'there-it-is' moment: Trump wows fans by using Air Force One as a campaign prop - raising questions about the ethics and protocol of using a military asset for political purposes. (he can't fill a statium anymore, just a crowd on the runway of his awesome plane)

Democrats hold 7 point advantage ahead of midterm election as Trump base 'comes home' (huge red wave of Trumpster zombies will bury crying libtards!)
Democrats hold 7-point edge in final national NBC/WSJ poll - Fifty percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 43 percent want Republicans in charge. (don't believe fake polls!)

Redistricting on the ballot: Midterms will decide who controls Congress for a decade - governors and state lawmakers elected in 2018 and 2020 will redo the congressional maps in 2021

Satire Sunday Megathread : politics
Americans Would Feel Safer If a Huge Caravan of Angry White Men Left the Country | The New Yorker
Trump Turns On Fox News And Tells Aides To Make Whatever They're Saying A Law

Massachusetts could lead way in overturning Citizens United |
Massachusetts could lead way in overturning Citizens United : politics

Suburban House battlegrounds: Which districts to watch for 2020 - Washington Post

More than 4.5 million people vote early in Texas : politics

'They Don't Really Want Us to Vote' : How Republicans Made it Harder

In Illinois, a world turned upside down: once-red suburbs swing blue | US news | The Guardian - Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, Republicans in wealthy districts with long service records, face Democratic challenges

Trump Official Says Florida Governor Race Is 'Cotton-Pickin' Important' - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the racially tinged phrase while campaigning for Ron DeSantis, whose opponent could be Florida's first black governor (Purdue, grinning face of evil)

Kemp charges Georgia Democrats with attempted voter hack. Abrams fires back: 'Desperate' - The secretary of state provided no evidence for his claim. Democrats called it a 'political stunt' two days before the election
Brian Kemp orders 'hacking' probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he's competing in (speaking of hacks - his website was leaking voter information to Putin, it's the Dem's fault!)
Racist 'magical Negro' robo-call from 'Oprah' targets Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor's race ... "This is the magical Negro Oprah Winfrey asking you to make my fellow Negress Stacey Abrams the governor of Georgia," the robo-call begins, before spewing nearly 60 seconds of racism coupled with a dash of anti-Semitism (Make America Revolting Again)
Brian Kemp Just Engaged in a Last-Minute Act of Banana-Republic Level Voter Manipulation in Georgia : politics

Senate Latest, Brian Kemp and Alleged 'Hack,' Gun Mailer in Florida: 2 Days to Go ... Mr. Trump is set to campaign for Mr. Hawley in Missouri on Monday night, joined by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. (big guns!)

Predictions for Tuesday - The Nevada Independent (Heller may not survive)

Voter turnout for Michigan's midterm election may spike - The number of absentee ballots issued and returned statewide is up by more than 50 percent from the same point in 2014 (Trumpians flood the polls!)

At Trump Rallies, Women See a Hero Protecting a Way of Life - The New York Times (blond zombie bitches for Satan!)

Guess who's championing Homer? Radical online conservatives (Alex Beamzzzz is a well-known conservative "public intellectual!)

Trump Invents Poll: No 'New Fox Poll' Shows '40% Approval' from African Americans

Tracing a Meme From the Internet's Fringe to a Republican Slogan - #JobsNotMobs

One of Life's Most Perplexing Mysteries - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Officer Damon Miller, a spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department, said investigators are trying to determine a motive ... Seems like a bad case of Elliot Rodger economic anxiety syndrome. (shoulda watched more Jordan and cleaned up his room)
Florida Yoga Studio Shooting Suspect Was A Far-Right Misogynist : politics (and a voluntary asshole)

A fast-rising journalist hits a speed bump with his latest scoop about Trump - The Washington Post - Jonathan Swan landed a big scoop about President Trump last week, another in a series of big scoops the young reporter has landed since Trump took office.
Another Trump Scoop, a Giddy Reaction and a Reporter Under Fire - The New York Times (the hands)

Review: House of Cards Collapses, Finally : television

Three reasons to vote No on Question 3 - The Boston Globe (Jeff Jacoby gets trashed in comments)

Building facade collapse in Allston leaves two injured - The Boston Globe - The collapse occurred at the one-story building at 75-85 Harvard Ave., which houses the Common Ground bar and restaurant,

Oumuamua: Harvard researchers suggest strange interstellar object may be alien light sail : news (remember when they said "It's definitely not an alien light-sail?")

Anti-male discrimination complaint gets UMN to change scholarship rules : news

Fictitious Scientific Journals are More than a Prank: It Reveals Flaws in Science and Academia : science

Revolutionary work on the body's immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable

Lab-grown chicken nuggets to go on sale by end of year, company says : news

Neanderthals might not be the hunched cavemen we thought they were, study says : news

Jehovah's Witness parents refuse blood transfusion despite court order ("God told us to let him die")

what single moment killed off an entire industry? : AskReddit

TIL there are 31 different American cities with a larger population than the state of Wyoming. : todayilearned (which is why Dick Cheney is hiding out there) : Interestingly enough there are more cattle in Wyoming than people.

Solice in knowing snapchat will be going out of business (possibly next year) : windowsphone (RIP Evan Spiegelfuck)

Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising : technology


Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies "Criminally Insane" - The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats ... In brief, let's rob while the planet burns, putting poor Nero in the shadows ... This surely qualifies as a contender for the most evil document in history.
Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies "Criminally Insane" : politics

Vegan woman fined $1,170 for threatening to kill her Italian mother for making meat sauce : news

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough to Kill a General - The New York Times - Though only a teenager, the assassin managed to get hired as an elite guard, slipping into government service with a fake ID and no background check.
U.S. service member killed in insider attack in Afghanistan - The Washington Post - A U.S. service member was killed and another wounded in an insider attack in Kabul on Saturday, when a member of Afghan security forces opened fire on them, officials said
After slaying of 'father of Taliban' in Pakistan, mourners underscore complex legacy

Behind Saudi Prince'ssss Crackdown Was Confidant Tied to Khashoggi Killing - Media adviser gave the order to assemble the group that killed journalist, complicating kingdom's efforts to separate Prince Mohammed from hit job ... coming amid several days of nationwide violent protests by traditionally moderate Sunni groups in Pakistan enraged by the Supreme Court's acquittal of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy ("moderate" Islamofucks financed by Saudi Wahhabifucks)
Pakistan's top court acquits Christian woman facing death penalty for blasphemy
Saudi Arabia denies involvement in death of sisters in New York : news

The Inside Story of How Uber Got Into Business With the Saudi Arabian Government - Bloomberg ... in 2016. That spring, then Uber executive David Plouffe, Barack Obama's former campaign manager, was making a three-city tour to Cairo, Dubai and Riyadh.

To be clear: Seeking asylum at the border is not illegal : politics
The military deployment to the border is a shameless, and dangerous, stunt - The Washington Post

Local man, born in California, says Border Patrol wrongfully deported him : news

Will 'Deepfakes' Disrupt the Midterm Election?

It's just a shot away - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Burkman-Wohl fiasco was/is amusing as far as it goes, but it's also distrubing ... What's not amusing is the total cultural depravity from which such a scheme springs ... the startling fact that self-proclaimed evangelical Christians form the electoral core of Trump's support. That the leader of postmodern political nihilism in America should find his strongest support among conservative Christians is the sort of development that probably would have shocked even such acute observers of the gathering storm of modern existential despair as Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. (Satangelicals rise +" permanent pugnacity")
Kafka and Weakness | Richard A Cohen - (and nihilism)
Two Visionaries - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "I think Jacob is a child prodigy who has eclipsed Mozart" ...As a young Republican grifter he hasn't even eclipsed Ben Shapiro.

Week 76: Is Mueller About to Roll Out the Barrels? - POLITICO Magazine - quiet period is nearly over, many Russia-scandal observers expect dramatic news from the long-silent investigation.
Drama builds around Stone in Mueller probe | TheHill

Anxiety high in campaign's final days as voters prepare to render judgment on Trumpism
Nihilist Nation - The Empty Core of the Trump Mystique | The New Republic
A Nation in Turmoil Prepares to Deliver a Verdict on Trump - The New York Times
George Papadopoulos's Own Family Reported His Accused-Kremlin Agent Wife to ICE - George Papadopoulos was introduced to his wife by Joseph Mifsud, the same guy who told him the Russians were in possession of thousands of emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton. Mifsud has now been missing since 2017 and George's family thinks his wife is a Kremlin Agent. Nothing suspicious about any of this. /s

Pence says Republicans will keep control of the House | TheHill (Vlad told him so)
Trump: Democrats gaining control of the House "could happen" ("we'll see" if Putin does his job)
Trump says Democrats could take House: 'I can't go everywhere'
Is Another Silent Red Wave Coming? - Rasmussen Reports (hedache warning on click)

Democrats, beware: We are leaning left too far | TheHill - By Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) (shut up, Ed we don't need your stupid centrist "advice")

Donald Trump Is A Huge Racist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who could have seen this coming?

Both Sides Do It Is A Hell of a Drug - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Haberputz is the worst and Farrakhan is a Trump-voing Repuublican!)

Racist Slur Defaces African Burial Ground Monument in Lower Manhattan - The New York Times

Administrator Seema Verma on Twitter: "This year's scariest Halloween costume goes to...
Today's Winner in "Worst Person in the Trump Administration" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Verma is someone who I think must have something wrong with her. How could one be this evil? And I feel that way about pretty much all these people.

STUDY: Over the past 3 months, guest panels on Sunday shows have been overwhelmingly conservative (48% wingnut, 42% neutral, 9% libtard, go LIBERAL MEDIA!)
Eschaton: Your Liberal Media - For the 10th time in the last 11 days, the New York Times and Washington Post have put the caravan of migrants -- currently weeks away in southern Mexico and dwindling -- on their front pages.
Trump's phony caravan "crisis" - consumed Wash. Post, NY Times - Leading papers produced 115 news stories referencing the caravan, put 25 on A1 (but her emailzzzzz!)

When You Couldn't Call A Lie A Lie - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Krugman has a walk down memory lane: "During my first year as an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, I wasn't allowed to use the word "lie." (Sulzfucks been fucking the truth forever) remarkable is that Krugman was given his gig to write about international economics; that he turned into someone willing to tell the truth about Bush et al. was a complete fluke. Meanwhile, Frank Bruni spend the 2000 campaign fawning over Bush, and of course there was Judy Miller to fawn all over the Iraq War.

Daniel Dale on Twitter: "Trump to Christian Broadcasting on Air Force One: "Nobody's done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have."" (Satan has a point)

U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don't Know How to Stop It. - For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. ("law enforcement" = "Republicans")
Far-right extremists have killed close to 500 people in the US since 1990 - and 10% were targeted based on religion

Scott Beierle: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | - Beierle was a member of two groups on his Facebook page, FSU College Republicans and We Are Conservatives (and arrested for butt-grabbing, so typical incel)
Scott Beierle, suspected gunman in Tallahassee yoga studio shooting, had history of arrests for grabbing women : news
Tallahassee Yoga Shooter Was A Far-Right Misogynist Who Railed Against Women And Minorities Online - appeared to identify ans an "involuntary celibate." This is the second deadly attack by an "involuntary celibate" in 2018

Ahead of Midterms, 'Rigged' Exposes GOP's 10-Year Effort To Sabotage Democracy by Undermining Voting Rights : politics

Federal Judge Makes Novel Decision to Enforce Federal Law - Lawyers, Guns & Money - At least the courts are actually stopping some of Brian Kemp's vote suppression, as opposed to the matador routine they've given Jim Crow in North Dakota:
Judge Rules Native Americans In North Dakota Must Comply With Voter ID Law : NPR (hahaha we didn't give you a real address on purpose)
Great Own-Goals In History - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Erstwhile Never-Trumper David French has the perfect example of a Republican politician who proves that racism plays no role in Southern conservatism: (Brian Kemp proves that "Southern men" are not racist, hahahha)

Racist robocall targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah in Georgia governor'S race - The group behind the robocall is The Road to Power, a white supremacist and anti-Semitic video podcast hosted by Scott Rhodes of Idaho.

Idaho school superintendent to investigate 'inappropriate' staff Halloween costume : news (Trumpsters)

Time to Expose the Women Still Celebrating the Confederacy : politics

Catholic bishops promised reform in sex-abuse scandal. But they didn't look at their own misdeeds - American bishops promised reform after the clergy sexual abuse scandal exploded in Boston. But they largely ignored the misdeeds of one group: themselves (no, really?)

Five teens charged with rape counts amid Damascus football hazing investigation - The Washington Post (definitely not gay)

NY family thinks bones under home are long-missing father | - A sister summoned paranormal investigators, who said there was an "energy" in the home, he said. Other people, including a psychic, felt that George Carroll was somewhere in the basement.

Let us praise the giants of science fiction: Campbell, Asimov and, yes, L. Ron Hubbard - Asimov, alas, relentlessly pawed young women, fancying himself a lovable Dirty Old Man

ELI5: If brain cells (neurons) are specialized cells which don't divide, how does brain cancer exist? : explainlikeimfive

Dads may be more likely to vote for female political candidates if they have a daughter - but only if the daughter is their first-born child, finds new research. This phenomenon is called the "first-daughter effect," and is stronger in Democrats than Republicans.

What Is an "Almost Prime" Number? - Scientific American Blog Network

Kilauea Isn't Erupting (at the moment), but the Science Goes On - Scientific American Blog Network - We haven't heard the end of Kilauea, folks. There is more. So very much more.
If you jump into a volcano filled with flaming hot magma would you splash or splat? : askscience (splat and vaporize)

US declines in internet freedom rankings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news | TechCrunch

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale - BBC News - The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be sceptical about that figure.

'Real Teeth': Senator's Bill Would Punish CEOs With Up to 20 Years in Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy Rules : technology (accountability, what a concept)


Just 23% of the world's landmass can now be considered wilderness, with the rest, excluding Antarctica, lost to the direct effects of human activities, finds the first comprehensive fine-scale map of the world's remaining marine and terrestrial wild places in the journal Nature. : science

Senate Intelligence Wants Documents on NRA's Russia Trip

John Bolton praised Brazil's new far-right, pro-torture president, and called him a 'like-minded leader'

Opinion | The News Is Bad in Hungary - The New York Times - Viktor Organ didn't like what the press was reporting, so he took it over.

Julian Assange: The Real Houseguest of the Ecuadorian Embassy | WIRED

What it is like inside a tightknit, reclusive community of Irish Travellers - The Washington Post

Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions - BBC News
CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran.

Nigerian Army Uses Trump's Words to Justify Fatal Shooting of Rock-Throwing Protesters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Jamal Khashoggi's killing
In the Aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Saudi Arabia Enters a Dangerous Period (off with his head!)
Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia deserves a pass for Khashoggi murder

The Pentagon has prepared a cyber attack against Russia | Center for Public Integrity - U.S. military hackers have been given the go-ahead to gain access to Russian cyber systems as part of potential retaliation for any meddling in America'a elections

File-Sharing Software on State Election Servers Could Expose Them to Intruders - A ProPublica analysis found election computer servers in Wisconsin and Kentucky could be susceptible to hacking. Wisconsin shut down its service in response to our inquiries. (Mitch the Bitch said "you don't understand our security" and left access to Putin open)

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S. : politics (Chomsky speaks the unspeakable deselected fact that America created the mess the poor diseased people and children are fleeing from)

Trump's Surprise Border Mission Is a Politically Motivated Waste of Money: Pentagon Sources
Troop deployment creates tense atmosphere on US border

President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims over 649 days - The Washington Post - In the first nine months of his presidency, Trump made 1,318 false or misleading claims, an average of five a day. But in the seven weeks leading up the midterm elections, the president made 1,419 false or misleading claims -- an average of 30 a day.

Trump's immigration obsession could backfire, some Republicans fear - Ignoring pleas for a closing focus on the economy, Trump embraces a fiery finale that has distressed vulnerable GOP candidates.
Trump deploys the fascist playbook for the midterms - The Washington Post
The President* Is Rooting for a Bloodbath : politics < ... Presidon't Trump and the American'ts./a>

Ilana Glazer Event at Synagogue Is Canceled After Anti-Semitic Graffiti Is Found - The New York Times
Twitter Listed A Trending Topic For "Kill All Jews" After A Brooklyn Synagogue Was Vandalized

Michael Cohen Says Trump Repeatedly Used Racist Language Before His Presidency | Vanity Fair - As he awaits sentencing, Trump's former lawyer says that he wants to clear his conscience and warn voters about what he sees as the president's true nature in advance of the midterm elections.

Judge denies Trump's request for stay in emoluments case ... a decision that paves the way for plaintiffs to seek information about customers at his D.C. hotel.

Supreme Court allows census trial to go forward - ABC News

Pelosi works to outwit her critics once again - POLITICO - The minority leader is quietly courting Democratic candidates who threaten to block her path back to power.

No One Wants to Campaign With Bill Clinton Anymore - The New York Times

Heidi Heitkamp Doesn't Care That You Think She's Going to Lose She thinks she can win in North Dakota, even after her "no" on Kavanaugh

A blue wave is predicted for the midterms. I'm not convinced By Paul Theroux
How big will the 'blue wave' be in the House?

The GOP has become the party of fake news and paranoid fantasies - The Washington Post (Fareed Z apologizes for his party)

Cordray leads GOP's DeWine by 5 points in Ohio governor's race

Democrat-supporting women strip off for 'Grab Them By The Ballot' | Daily Mail Online

Democrat struggles to keep hold on teetering Minnesota district | Reuters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is 5 points behind his Democratic opponent in new poll : politics

56 Companies Take A Stand Against Trump's Transgender Policies
Study finds Massachusetts' public accommodations nondiscrimination laws that include gender identity do not affect the number or frequency of criminal incidents in restrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms. In addition, reports of privacy and safety violations in these places are exceedingly rare.

Alec Baldwin Arrested After Fight Over Manhattan Parking Spot - NBC New York

'If you don't get at that rot, you just get more officers like Josh Hastings' The Little Rock police shooting of 15-year-old Bobby Moore revealed a horror show of misconduct, cover-up and cascading institutional failure at the department. (almost like a murderous criminal operation)

Doctor says she was racially profiled while trying to help fellow passenger : news

Charlie Kirk Was Power User On Premium Adult Escort Website While Living Rent Free With Parents, Data Leak Shows - Bernard Media

Merely desiring to alter your personality is not enough, and may backfire unless you take concrete action to change, suggests a new study. Failing to support one'sgoals with concrete action appears to backfire, leading to personality drift in the opposite direction to what was desired.

ELI5: What is "intersectionality"? : explainlikeimfive

/u/old_goat_mountain responds to someone suspicious of SO's infidelity with code to determine when they are actually cheating by isolating breaks in their texting cycle. : bestof

What do you feel like you're missing out on? : AskReddit


Yemen Girl Who Turned World's Eyes to Famine Is Dead (fuck you, World)

On a Tiny Finnish Island, a Helipad, 9 Piers -- and the Russian Military? (meanwhile)

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi crown prince described slain journalist as a dangerous Islamist in call with White House - The Washington Post (so what is Wahhabifuckism? +Kushfuck and Bolton ... and:) "Turkish media reports of the calls, and another to the US, cast doubt on Saudi claim government didn't know of operation to kill journalist (Jared was on the phone when they were cutting him up into little pieces)
Khashoggi Case- Analysis of an Information Operation - Security Studies Group ... The Turkish government successfully used an information operation to elevate the case of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance into a major international incident with strategic implications. The disappearance of Khashoggi is contemporaneous with the disappearance, and possible murder, of the head of INTERPOL, Meng Hongwei ... (true, but what's your agenda?)
Fink Calls Khashoggi Murder a Mystery, Will Keep Saudi Ties - Bloomberg - BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink struck a supportive tone on crisis-torn Saudi Arabia Thursday, saying that he expects to continue to invest in the country and that it's unclear who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi ... "We don't know who is responsible for the murder," Fink said ...

Two Saudi Arabian Sisters Found Dead Hudson River (another "incident")

Riddle Resolved: Who Dimed Out American Traitor and Super-Spy, Robert Hanssen?

Plot to Spy on Obama Officials Was Espionage for Dimwits - Bloomberg - An effort by a private Israeli firm to reveal Iranian assets for seizure was poorly conceived and executed. (the dread Black Cube)

Venezuela's s Health Crisis Is Crossing the Border -- Desperate refugees spread malaria, yellow fever, diphtheria, dengue and tuberculosis to neighboring countries as health-care system implodes (WSJ warns us about diseased brown people seeking help b/c we won't even give medicine to white people

ohio- neil young - YouTube

On Freedom - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Freedom From Poverty, Freedom For Workers, and Freedom From Corporate Power.
Eight simple steps to fix American democracy - Democrats may soon be handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fix America's ailing democratic institutions. (#8: lower voting age to 16, b/c if you're old enough to get NRA's to death, you're old enough to vote)

Republican Policy Preferences - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Remember folks, Republicans hate you and don't care if you live or die Five days ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser took to trashing the minimum wage. (next up, child labor is good)

Chat show presenter to be new US ambassador to the United Nations - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Heather (because of course) Nauert has a history of government service, of a sort, stretching back to last year (Fox/Murdoch takeover of US government and SHARIA LAW IS COMING)

Jack Burkman & Jacob Wohl's Story Exposed Through Exclusive Conversations | Hill Reporter
Mueller Smear Pushed by Pro-Trump Activists Falls Apart At Press Conference - Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman struggled to explain even basic details of their allegations -- like the spelling of the accuser's name ... collapsed in spectacular fashion on Thursday, after the pro-Trump operatives behind the event failed to demonstrate a grasp of even basic details about their accuser or explain why they had repeatedly lied about their project ... "I think Jacob is a child prodigy who has eclipsed Mozart," Burkman said
Alleged Mueller accuser fails to show up at press conference : politics
Jared Holt on Twitter: "I'm at the press conference with Burkman and Wohl ... Jack Burkman's fly is down the whole time
The Comically Flawed Attempt to Smear Robert Mueller, Explained

The election is almost here. That means Mueller's next move is coming soon. What would happen if the special counsel indicts Roger Stone?

Roger Stone Sold Himself to Trump's Campaign as a WikiLeaks Pipeline. Was He? - Newly revealed messages show how the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr. sold himself to Trump campaign advisers as a potential conduit to WikiLeaks, which published thousands of emails in 2016 damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign
OPINION: The Treachery Of Steve Bannon | The Daily Caller - The Washington Post reported that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon testified for the Grand Jury yesterday regarding his communications with me regarding the Wikileaks disclosures in October 2016. (Daily Fucker, hahaha)

Trump thinks he can rewrite the Constitution. Guess what comes next. - The Washington Post (The Trumpstitution, written in gold inkordering you to worship Trump)

The Late Show on Twitter: "TONIGHT: Trump takes a new approach to scaring conservatives into voting. #LSSC "

Trump Still Enabling George Soros Conspiracy Theory After Bomb Threats, Synagogue Shooting | HuffPost - "I woudn't be surprised," Trump said when asked if he thought George Soros was funding the migrant caravan.

Trump and Aides Getting 'Spooked' About a Coming GOP Midterms 'Slaughter' - Publicly, the talk is of retaining control of the House. Privately, they're getting ready for Democratic-led investigations.

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms - CNNPolitics
Trump Produces Racist Ad on Immigration, Reminscient of 'Willie Horton' Ad from George H.W. Bush - Donald Trump is betting that we're not.
Actual CNN headline: "Trump Campaign Releases Racist Ad" - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump ad: Willie Horton is alive, and shame is dead - The Washington Post
Trump's racist ad shows how low Republicans have sunk ("sunk" is our problem, Jennifer)
Trump Pushes Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories Cited by Pittsburgh Shooter Days After Attack - Trump is pushing propaganda about immigrants, fueling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and failing to address political violence.
Trump May Finally Be Getting Too Racist for America : politics

Luis Bracamontes, Cop-Killer in Trump's Twitter Video, Actually Came Back to U.S. Under Bush - Trump also failed to mention that Bracamontes used an AR-15, a weapon that Republicans, including the president, don't want to outlaw
Fact Check: Trump's claim that Democrats let cop killer stay in U.S. is false
Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim that Democrats let a cop-killing immigrant into the country : politics (in the end, our broken democracy is another problem Barry floated above)

Racist Anti-Immigrant Cartoons From the Turn of the 20th Century - The Atlantic - There was a time in America when the Irish were characterized as apes, Italians as street filth, and Chinese as parasitic locusts.
Nativism and Immigration
How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics | History | Smithsonian - From xenophobia to conspiracy theories, the Know Nothing party launched a nativist movement whose effects are still felt today (our hateful instincts are the best) - Appeals to ethnic hatreds allowed men whose livelihoods depended on winning elections to sidestep the more complex and politically dangerous divisions of class
Nativism and Immigration

Trump'ss Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

Racist Vote Suppression: Not Just For the Confederacy Anymore - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Despite Brian Kemp's best efforts, I think North Dakota has earned this year's Bull Connor Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Vote Suppression: (they erased Native American's addresses)

Election Update: Democrats Need A Systematic Polling Error To Win The Senate | FiveThirtyEight - And even that might not be enough. (Senate can't be fixed)
Final Week Fundamentals | The Cook Political Report - The election is a referendum on Trump.

How Are The Early Voters Voting? What the Hell Happened - Independents are breaking towards Democrats in the New York Times Upshot polls, and they are breaking heavily.
Young Americans signal record midterm turnout, reject Trump, GOP: Poll - Dump Trump! (but yesterday you said that Millenials were too busy on their phones to vote)
Poll: Majority blames both Trump and media for dividing country - POLITICO

3P Gives Glenn Kessler 8 Pinocchios for Healthcare Bungle - People's Policy Project

"It's Our Job To Call Them Out" : Inside the Trump Gold Rush at CNN - Amid terrorist threats and vindictive tweets, the programming executive who taught the president all about reality TV continues to transform CNN into a 24/7 platform for our national psychosis.

Eschaton: Anthropology And Sociology - The regular appearance of "we" versus "they" reporting is so laughably obvious in lifestyle/trend/real estate/gentrification stories (white people are always "discovering" neighborhoods, like the modern day Chris Columbuses that they are), but it also comes out a lot in basically any coverage of minority/immigration issues. Often it's subtle, but subtle doesn't make it better. I don't know how "objective" reporters can be so unaware of this in how they write.

FOXNEWSADVERTISERS.COM - A weekly list of the top advertisers of Fox News

See the scene of the California Democratic Party headquarters, evacuated over suspicious package in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee - The California Democratic Party headquarters had to evacuate over a suspicious package on Oct. 31, 2018.

Democrat's draft privacy bill includes prison time for execs : politics - The fact that Equifax could negatively impact tens of millions of people, and nobody in power in the Republican government bothered to do a damn thing is a political club that Democrats should be using to go after Republicans non-stop.

Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test to Combat Donald Trump's Native American Heritage Attacks Gets Bad Coverage - We're having the wrong debate about all of this.
I am a Native American. I have some question Many environmental activists fear that David Bernhardt would be more effective than Zinke in executing Trump's agenda

Zinke's s heir apparent ready to step in -- Many environmental activists fear that David Bernhardt would be more effective than Zinke in executing Trump's agenda

'God Is Going to Have to Forgive Me' : Young Evangelicals Speak Out (God is a registered Republican)

Beto O'Rourke Boost: Texas Youth Vote Soars 500 Percent Ahead Of Midterm Election Against Ted Cruz

Nine days, $12.5 million: Rick Scott pumps his fortune into Florida's Senate race in last-minute push - With a week left, the Republican governor has spent more than $63 million to defeat Sen. Bill Nelson (all money stolen from the health care system)

Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ditches Final Debate At The 'Last Minute' - Brian Kemp plans to join President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Macon instead

Steve King's District Is His Worst Nightmare | HuffPost - His district is very racist, but it's growning more tolerant ... or maybe not. It's complicated ... like King -- aging, white and isolated.
Rep. King yells at man questioning him about extremism, boots heckler from event

Someone Paid Thousands Of Foreigners 20 Cents Each To Hide HuffPost's Negative Coverage Of A Democratic PAC | HuffPost - Someone Paid Thousands Of Foreigners 20 Cents Each To Hide HuffPost's Negative Coverage Of A Democratic PAC - story about End Citizens United dropped to the second page of Google search results from right near the top.

The New York Times is on pace to earn more than $600 million in digital this year, halfway to its ambitious goal ; Nieman Journalism Lab - The paywall, now more than seven years old, still has room to grow - The Failing New York Times released its third-quarter numbers this morning and, well, if the rest of the news industry was doing this well, we could shut down Nieman Lab and grab some worry-free beach time in warmer climes.

Lawsuit Alleges Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Girl, 16 | HuffPost

She called herself 'white and hot' in a racist video. It went viral. Now she's unemployed he call was interrupted by Susan Westwood. She was slurring, she was unsteady and she was spewing hateful words (she lost her job and proably her house also, so problem solved)

Pro-Trump Activists Blame Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens for Losing Kanye West - "They really over-grifted that situation" .... "Blexit" campaign aimed at convincing black voters to leave the Democratic Party. (and vote for Trumpster! )

Epistemic Closure, Peonage Ball Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In a sudden turn of events, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh fired football coach DJ Durkin on Wednesday night, less than a day after the university systemBoard of Regents reinstated the embattled coach (that worked out well) - But he'll walk away with a 10-15 record, one death, and more than five million more smackers for doing nothing. Ain't the Noble Ideals of Amateurism grand?

Law school shakeout update - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The number of fully accredited ABA law schools that have closed or have announced their closing doubled this week, from two to four.

The Spirits of the Dark... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For Halloween, War Room (the blog of the Army War College) solicited responses to the following prompt:

Lena Dunham Says She's Sober After Quitting Klonopin

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly's Cult of The Holy Ghost -- "These heterogeneous people are pervaded by ... new ideas imperfectly assimilated with the burden of folk faiths inherited from many sources in the past

50 States of McMansion Hell - : King County,... | McMansion Hell

Google Walkout Organizers Explain Their Demands

A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada - The New York Times


Startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans, suggesting a faster rate of global warming - The Washington Post - The findings mean the world might have less time to curb carbon emissions. (less than zero)

A Mandarin Duck Mysteriously Appears in Central Park, to Birders' Delight

Exclusive: FedEx drops NRA deal by snail-mail - a quiet reversal: eight months ago, FedEx stood by the gun-rights lobby group as other companies scrapped deals. (despite what they said yesterday)

U. S. workers see fastest wage growth in a decade, but inflation takes a toll - The Washington Post

This is how republics end - The Washington Post

UK confirms reports of Chinese mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims | World news | The Guardian - Criticism is mounting over reports of mass camps in the western territory of Xinjiang
Satellite images expose China's vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang : news

Australia's Refugee Camps on Nauru and Other Pacific Islands Are Home to Human Rights Abuses - A democracy is dismantled law by law. (fear of poor immigrants fleeing from death terrorizes the soul of OZ, which implodes)

Rotherham grooming gangs: National Crime Agency investigating more than 420 suspects in 'unprecedented' operation : news

Canadian residents who admitted to past pot use turned away at U.S. border, mayor says : news

Asia Bibi: Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row - BBC News (eight years in solitary for insulting Prophet Dumbfuck Asshole Child Rapist Mohammed)

Jamal Khashoggi strangled as soon as he entered consulate, prosecutor confirms : news

Saudi prosecutor discusses Khashoggi case with Turkish intelligence: Demiroren agency
Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered four weeks ago. We're still waiting ofr answers
Senior Saudi Prince Returns to Kingdom as Royals Confront Khashoggi Crisis - The New York Times - A senior member of the Saudi royal family, who had feared returning to the kingdom, flew back to Riyadh from London on Tuesday in the most significant move in the royal family since the killing of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi (chop off mBs's head)

Police probe mystery deaths of Saudi sisters found bound with tape in NYC river : news

Explore The Influencers: US president Donald Trump's allies in the Paradise Papers (he swallowed the swamp)

Americans Are Easy Marks for Russian Trolls, According to New Data - analysis of Twitter data shows the Kremlin troll farm's English-language propaganda is nine times more effective than its disinformation in Russian.

Has Mueller subpoenaed Trump? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Has Mueller Subpoenaed the President? - POLITICO Magazine - A careful reading of court filings suggests the special counsel hasn't been quiet. Far from it.
Reporter overhears courthouse clerk's conversation suggesting Mueller has subpoenaed Trump to testify
No, Mueller Proably Didn't Subpoena Trump, Yet

Rudy Giuliani's Mystery Trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine -- "Trump, Inc." Podcst - We spent weeks investigating his work and clients in the former Soviet Union. We have so many questions. (so, little Red Rudy)

2nd woman says she was offered money to talk about past encounters with Mueller in apparent hoax : politics
MAGA Trolls' Efforts to Take Down Robert Mueller Flame Out in Hilarious and Spectacular Fashion : politics - I've seen more effective plans from Scooby doo villains.
Scott Stedman on Twitter: "Wohl appeared to spend at least a year on this scheme and it fell apart before it ever began."
Ronan Farrow on Twitter: "They did. "

In Campaign's Homestretch, Trump Tosses Out Ideas to See What Sticks (tax cuts for white people! deport the browns!)
Inside What Even an Ally Calls Trump's 'Reality Distorntion Field' -- From nonexistent riots to conspiracy theories about migrants to false claims about his popularity and job-creating record, the president has offered a litany of falsehoods in the midterm campaign.
George Soros and the migrant caravan: How a lie multiplied online

George Conway and Neal Katyal: Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship is unconstitutional
Trump's birthright citizenship comments just made life harder for Republicans in tight races
Rick Scott walks away when asked if he supports Trump ending birthright citizenship | Tampa Bay Times - Scott's campaign also declined to comment (goin' down, Lex)
How Trump's 'birthright' idea went from the fringe to the Oval Office A group of conservative intellectuals and activists have long pressed the notion, while warning that it would draw the 'wrath of the ruling class' (oh, look, Stevie)
Trump smacks Ryan for questioning his birthright citizenship plan - politico (threatens to revoke his citizenship)

'Homeland Security' Ignores White Terror, DHS Veterans Say -- As far-right terror attacks mount, DHS is concentrating on a migrant caravan 1000+ miles away -- and some FBI veterans say the bureau isn't taking white supremacy seriously enough.

Confederate-Friendly Ryan Zinke Likens Robert E. Lee To Martin Luther King Jr. | HuffPost

POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi: Democrats are going to win the House

Watch: Trump's motorcade forced to turn around after thousands of protesters flood Pittsburgh streets
Jews assail 'Christian rabbi' who appeared with Pence, and so does his own movement - Loren Jacobs, who spoke at a rally with the vice-president, was stripped of his ordination by the Messianic movement in 2003.

Gab's CEO Says Pittsburgh Suspect Doesn't Represent The Site. But He Spent Years Recruiting Racists Like Him. - Andrew Torba has promoted white nationalists and looked the other way as Gab users posted racist death threats on his platform.

Donald Trump Launches Operation Midterms Diversion | The New Yorker

Right-wing clowns are not all that funny - The Washington Post
Trump's s hate and lies are failing. Two new studies show why.
Trump understands that Republican policies aren't actually popular, but white supremacy is - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NRA invites gunnuts to kill Jews)

Ex-CIA Agent's Congressional Campaign Says James O'Keepfe's Project Veritas Infiltrated It - Staff became suspicious when the woman peppered junior staff with leading questions aimed at soliciting problematic answers - The campaign of Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger announced on Thursday that it had discovered and removed an operative .

In a scathing series of tweets on Monday and Tuesday, Missouri Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal referred to McCaskill as "Dixie Claire," described her as a "piece of shit," compared her to a slave owner and accused "McCaskill and her racist democratic friends" of alientating the party's base voters (all true)

Don Lemon: 'White men' are biggest terror threat to US, and there is no travel ban on them : politics
Trump cuts funds to fight anti-right wing violence | TheHill (last year, in case you forgot)

Republicans Getting Borked on Healthcare - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The greatest act of incivility in American politics, as is well known, is to accurately describe a Republicans publicly stated positions. And it's happening to Martha McSally: "Well, Sean, I did vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on that House bill -- I'm getting my ass kicked for it right now because it's being misconstrued by the Democrats. They're trying to, you know, invoke fear in people who have family members or loved ones with pre-existing conditions" ("before I can kill them all" she laughed, evilly, noting the plan was really "Repeal and Die")
Trump: Our Plan Covers Preexisting Conditions. It Doesn't. It Does the Exact Opposite. (believe our lies, suckers!)
Red-state governor races could bring Medicaid expansion to millions - POLITICO - A blue wave might drive the biggest enrollment spike since Obamacare was first implemented.

With $30 Million, Obscure Democratic Group Floods the Zone in House Races - The New York Times -- Floridians for a Fair Shake - The nautical caricature of Mr. Buchanan, a wealthy auto dealer, alluded to his purchase of a multimillion-dollar yacht on the same day he voted for a bill cutting upper-income tax rates.

Opinion | How to Punish Voters - The New York Times - The prosecution of individual voters for fraud is a trend that seems intended to intimidate. (we'll lock you up, granny)

Standing 'Against White Supremacy,' G.O.P. Campaign Chief Rebukes Steve King

This Is What It Looks Like When A Political Movement Gets Desperate | HuffPost - Campaign ads in Michigan show just how brazen the lying has become. (anti-anti-gerrymandering)h

As House Republicans Brace for Losses, Freedom Caucus Prepares for Growth - Hard-line conservative bloc has been raising millions to help recruit new members (the hard core nutcases will be all that's left)

Jon Tester in danger as Trump seeks vengeance - POLITICO - The Democratic senator is trying to hang on in Trump country, but the president is coming after him this weekend.

Eschaton: Fox Con - The willingness of (especially but certainly not just) Republican state governments to just throw absurd amounts of cash at companies with few strings attached is incredible. Also that these sorts of things aren't always treated as "scandals." (instead of fixing WI schools/infrastructure, Republicans gave all the money to corporate grifters, of course)
Wisconsin's $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle -- Gov. Scott Walker promised billions to get a Foxconn factory, but now he's running away from it - The size of the subsidy was stunning. It was far and away the largest in Wisconsin history and the largest government handout to a foreign company ever given in America. Like most states, Wisconsin had given subsidies to companies in the past, but never higher than $35,000 per job. Foxconn's subsidy was $230,000 per job. ("boondoggle" is not quite the right word, dudes)

Steve Bannon draws crowd of tens to rally for Steve Watkins in Topeka - According to Smith, approximately 17 people showed up at the Holiday Inn. Bannon said some things, such as: (vote for RINO's!)

Oprah Is Going To Georgia To Campaign With Stacey Abrams : politics (let's see if O can get more of a crowd than Stevie)
Judge declines Kemp's request to pause absentee ballot injunction
Kemp won't debate Abrams on Channel 2 as scheduled (chickenshit)

If Voting Meant Anything They Wouldn't Let You Vote, And Other Extremely Dumb Things People Believe - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Dylan Matthews on Twitter: " "
The American Chopper meme, explained - Vox

Federal judges order Ohio to allow purged voters back in : politics

Sen. Joe Donnelly says he has black and Indian American staffers, 'but' they're terrific (not like your usual blacks and indians) Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), a conservative Democrat in one of the tightest reelection battles in the country, made a cringeworthy and puzzling statement about some minorities on his staff during a debate Tuesday night.

Former Sen. John Warner, longtime dean of Virginia's GOP, says he supports Cockburn - who spent 30 years representing Virginia as a Republican, is lending his support to Leslie Cockburn, a Democrat and former investigative journalist vying to represent the 5th District in the U.S. House.

Record turnout? Not for millennials -- justa thrid say they'll vote - hat number has remained steady since August (sorry, we're on our iPhones)

Colorado governor says he's 'leaning strongly' toward presidential run (Hickenflooper will run as a moderate Republican)

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; New polls: Democrats lead marquee Florida races; Arizona Senate, Kansas governor effectively tied

Aftab Pureval's campaign manager resigns based on 'new information' - Now some see his challenge to Republican Congressman Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, in jeopardy.

Our descent into vitriol began long before Trump and Democrats are culpable too - The Washington Post (Trumpster Thiessen gets rideculed in comments, called a "worm")

The creator of 'Dilbert,' a Reddit user and Newt Gingrich all helped to make a random tweet part of Trump midterm stump speech. - #JobsNotMobs.

Man gets early release after being sentenced to 17 years for minor first time drug offense. : news
Priest sexually battered 17-year-old altar girl who is now pregnant, Ohio cops say : news

Mom sues after video shows toddlers in "fight club" at St. Louis daycare : news

Donations Pour Into Northwest Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books | Iowa Public Radio - Paul Dorr from Rescue The Perishing read aloud from a book mid-October before burning it.

TIL there is a new drug for treating schizophrenia that consists of being given a shot 4 times a year, making it the first successful medication of its kind that doesn't require patients to take daily pills - Monthly injection approximate price $2,200.

The appendix may contribute to a person's chances of developing Parkinson's disease. Removing the organ was associated with a 19 percent drop in the risk of developing the disease.

Why Does Time Seem to Speed Up with Age? - Scientific American
TIL that the feeling that time passes faster as you age is actually a thing, and it happens because of the pace of new memories your brain records : todayilearned

Hawaii's Supreme Court has approved construction of what will be the largest single telescope in the world on the controversial site of Mauna Kea : news
Overview | Giant Magellan Telescope

Mass arrests in India after RCMP takes action against CRA phone scam : news
Police raid Indian call centres linked to 'CRA phone scam' that have victimized Canadians | CBC News (if you'll fall for this, you could vote for Trump)

The Satanic Temple says Netflix's 'Sabrina' stole Baphomet statue design, is 'taking legal action' : news


Scientists Confirm China as Major Source of Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemicals : news

Indonesia: 'No survivors' after Lion Air flight crashes into sea : news

CDC's handling of polio-like illness criticized by its own advisers : news

FedEx cuts ties with the NRA : politics (not really)

Going Nuclear on Higher Ed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - According to the Financial Times, the Trump administration considered rejecting all visa applications by Chinese students. The proposal was spearheaded by Stephen Miller, whom many suspect of driving a nationalist agenda on immigration. This was on top of the new restrictions and requirements placed earlier this year on students working in fields of science and engineering.

Red Cross: Over 100,000 missing people is a global crisis - ABC News - We know that this is the tip of the iceberg and that it represents only a fraction of those estimated to be missing because of past and ongoing conflicts

Report: Israel sold $250m. of sophisticated spy systems to Saudi Arabia - Middle East - Jerusalem Post - Israel sold $250m. of sophisticated spy systems to Saudi Arabia - These are the most sophisticated systems Israel has ever sold to any Arab country. (autocrats love each other)

Snitch on a teacher: Bolsonaro win sparks push against 'indoctrination' ("with your leftist 1+1-2's")

German nurse admits to killing 100 patients as trial opens | World news | The Guardian - Niels Hoegel, already serving 15 years, has been accused of deliberately overdosing victims

Russia Is Meddling In The Midterms. The White House Just Isn't Talking About It. : politics

Trump Responds To Migrant Caravan By Deploying 5,200 More Troops To Mexican Border | HuffPost - There will be more troops deployed to the border than are currently stationed in Iraq and Syria. (huge threat to Trump's smoldering ego)
Border deployment puts Mattis and the military in political crosshairs - The Washington Post - he largest deployment of active-duty troops to the U.S. border in a century

If Trump Fires Mueller | The New Republic - How a Democratic-controlled House can salvage the Russia investigation - By Marcy Wheeler
Mueller Investigators Probe Roger Stone Conference Calls - WSJ - Longtime Trump adviser spoke of WikiLeaks's plans to release emails ahead of 2016 election

Mueller refers sex assault scheme targeting him to FBI for investigation ... pointed to Jacob Wohl, a disgraced hedge fund manager turned pro-Trump conspiracy theorist and Surefire Intelligence, a company connected to him, as being involved ...
Looks Like Someone May Be Planning False Sexual Assault Accusations Against Robert Mueller : politics
Special Counsel Refers Scheme Targeting Mueller to FBI : politics
Inside the Crazy Cabal Trying to Smear Robert Mueller - A Seth Rich conspiracy pusher and fringe online figures appear to be working behind the scenes.
Inside the Crazy Cabal Trying to Smear Robert Mueller - A Seth Rich conspiracy pusher and fringe online figures appear to be working behind the scenes.
Bari Weiss and Katie Roiphe warned us this would happen - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Another brick in the Wohl - Lawyers, Guns & Money
KeyserSozeBro on Twitter: "My little Jacob Wohl story: August 2016, we're sitting around the trading turrets at my office on a bored to tears slow day. Our receptionist said someone was here for his 2pm appointment. None of us had an appointment on schedule. Who is it? we ask? Some guy named Jacob Wohl 1/"
This 19-Year-Old Is Trump's Latest Market Whisperer (Bloomfuck paywall, but Jacob Wohl)

President Wants to Use Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship - The New York Times (BeerKav said Trump could revoke Dem's citizenship and lock them all up and deport them to Russia!)
Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship - CNNPolitics (he's writing his own "Trumpstitution," bow down to the God-Fuhrer)
Trump eyes ending birthright citizenship with executive order - The Washington Post (9K comments compared to NYT 2K)
Trump to end birthright citizenship by executive order - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Axios of Evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Axios Reporter Bounces in His Chair With Glee as Trump Announced Xenophobic Policy - but the new video clip debuted today by Axios may be the ne plus ultra of media toadying. Axios has become a political media sensation in a very short amount of time, excelling at both cranking out access-based White House scoops and servility, like some sort of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue-based Roomba. (!)
Axios Helps Tee Up Trump's Birthright Citizenship Bid
Steve Kantrowitz on Twitter: "1/ On birthright citizenship, read the debate in the U.S. Senate, Jan. 30, 1866. The framers of the Civil Rights Act--the immediate precursor to the 14th Amendment, and the first place national citizenship was codified--knew exactly what they were doing."
Trump has 'zero authority' to end birthright citizenship, and this is a 'Hail Mary' a week before the midterms, legal experts say : politics

Eschaton: Not Just Trump - If Trump leaves office, things just don't snap back to "normal" as too many people seem to believe. The biggest mistake a Democrat will make in 2020 is running on the "let's make Washington bipartisan and good again" as if the only problem is Trump, as if bipartisanship is good, as if letting Republicans off the hook is a noble goal, as if we are a nation of West Wing fans who think Washington ever was or ever will be "good." (oh, helllo, Barry)

Eschaton: Pithy - I have tried to find a short way to express this: It's notable that the last moment of purported "unity"was GWB and the Iraq war -- when the traditional media flocked to Fox's view of the world, rather than vice versa.

Trump complains of different news coverage of him compared to Obama after S.C. church massacre - The Washington Post

Local, national officials decline to appear with Trump in Pittsburgh - CNNPolitics
Shooting victim's family shuns President Trump in Pittsburgh as top officials decline to join him
Pittsburgh suspect echoed talking point that dominated Fox News in October - CNN

Zinke's own agency watchdog just referred him to the Justice Department - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has come under scrutiny on multiple fronts (stinky Zinke)

Middle-class jobs fall short: 62% fail to support lifestyle in US

Poll: Sinema leads McSally in Arizona Senate race - Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a 6-point lead over Republican Martha McSally, fueled by leads among Latinos, independents and women.

Texas Congressman Won't Say Why He Labeled Opponent 'Indo-American Carpetbagger' - Republican Pete Olson also led supporters in a chant of "CNN sucks" (zucks, actually)

Dem's s Lead Inches Higher in CD19 - Democratic candidate Antonio Delgado has increased his lead over first-term Congressman John Faso in New York's 9th Congressional District race

Republican Campaign Mailer Fuels Anti-Semitism Complaints In State Senate Race - Hartford Courant - campaign mailer showing a Jewish candidate for state Senate with a fistful of money is drawing condemnation for what critics say is its blatant anti-Semitic imagery. > It was sent out by Republican Ed Charamut and targets Democratic state Rep. Matthew Lesser, his opponent in the race for the 9th Senate District seat,

Chuck Todd and Meet The Press sanitize Erick Erickson's garbage (Toddler's speciality lately ... among other garage scraps:) Erickson pushed debunked lies about transgender people, whom he described as "perverts and the mentally ill"

The Democrats' Culture Divide Energized progressives are thrilled with their momentum in the Trump era. But the party's blue-collar base might not want what the new left is delivering. (heard that before?)

12 Young People on Why They Probably Won't Vote (looks like all-white)

Children of Mo. candidate who espouses anti-Semitism has a message: don't vote for him

'What Are You Doing Here?' White Woman Fired for Racist Rant at Black Neighbor : news
White woman loses job after racist rant toward black neighbor in North Carolina

Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states : news
Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states - More than 30 similar billboards have cropped up in West Va. Pennsylvania, New York and other states.

Fox News Undermined Megyn Kelly Long After She Left for NBC - For 18 turbulent months at NBC, when Megyn Kelly stumbled, her former employer was lurking in the shadows - notoriously ruthless public-relations and communications arm began encouraging outside reporters to cover negative stories about Kelly
Megyn Kelly, NBC Grapple Over Money and NDA in Exit Talks | Hollywood Reporter

Whitey Bulger Killed at West Virginia Prison: Report - The notorious Boston gangster was transferred to the prison yesterday.
Whitey Bulger Found Dead at West Virginia Prison : news
Freddy Geas, suspected killer of Whitey Bulger, didn't ike informants
Whitey Bulger Killed in West Virginia Prison at 89 Years Old - Boston Mobster Didn't Die a Legend - Whitey Bulger was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday at 89 years old.

What generally well liked celebrity or athlete has/had a dark past that many of us may not know about? : AskReddit

2 Sisters Were Found Dead in the River, Duct-Taped Together. Police Have Few Answers. - The New York Times - By Friday, detectives had learned the women were sisters from Saudi Arabia who lived in Fairfax, Va. ... The mother also received a call from the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, informing her that her daughters had applied for asylum, the police said. (new verb: khashoggied"

Researchers have found that one month of abstaining from cannabis use resulted in measurable improvement in memory functions important for learning among adolescents and young adults who are regular cannabis users : science

iPad Pro | Hacker News


School-Shooting Survivors Bear Their Scars, and Bear Witness

Pittsburgh massacre: Netanyahu's Diplomats Add Insult to Injury by Defending Trump and Implicating the Left - Ambassador Dermer and Consul General Dayan mimic the president's false equivalence, which enrages U.S. Jews (you know, there's good and bad on both sides, the dead jww side, and the nazi with assault rifle side)

The Message of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's New President-Elect - Read His Extremist, Far-Right Positions in His Own Words.
Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil's Presidency, in a Shift to the Far Right
Bolsonaro surfed a tsunami of anger to win the presidency - The Washington Post

Merkel Steps Down as Party Leader as Election Setbacks Take Toll - Bloomberg

Assange says Ecuador seeking to end his asylum

American ISIS Suspect Is Freed After Being Held More Than a Year - The New York Times - His release means that a major question his detention raised about how the United States fights war -- whether the government has authority to use wartime powers against the Islamic State without explicit congressional authorization -- will evade a definitive court ruling, for now. Even so, his case established an important historical precedent: The American government locked up a citizen for more than a year without charging him with a crime. (hello, Barry-in-the-basement)

Khashoggi was to disclose Saudi use of chemical weapons in Yemen: source : worldnews

Russian held as agent studied US groups

Migrant Caravan: U.S. Military Will Have Up to 14,000 Troops, Many Armed, Ready to Intervene at Mexico Border (bombers, tanks, rockets)
Military to Deploy 5,000 Troops to Southern Border - WSJ - Deployment numbers are increased from initial estimates of 800 troops, in anticipation of migrant caravan
Fox News Guest Claims Migrant Caravan Carries 'Leprosy,' will 'Infect Our People," Offers No Evidence
Fox News Commentator Says Migrants Are Carrying Smallpox, a Disease Eradicated in 1980

9 hours of 'Executive Time': : Trump's unstructured days define his presidency - schedule shows huge swaths of his day unplanned, allowing his whims and momentary interests to drive White House business. (toddler time!)(Fuckabee says he's a "workaholic")
Report: Trump Clocks in About Three Hours of Work on a Good Day : politics - 54 percent of respondent

Majority says Trump's behavior encourages white supremacists: poll : politics

Trump's Corruption: The Definitive List - The many ways that the president, his family and his aides are lining their own pockets (hahaha suckers, you fell for the emailzzz scam)
Trump Persuaded Struggling People to Invest in Scams, Lawsuit Says - The New York Times (scam artist and his suckers)

Trump's hate and lies are inciting extremists. Just ask the analyst who warned us.
Enough platitudes: Let's name names
Don't tell me that 'both sides' need to do better
Darkness falls in America: After a week of horror, Trump refuses to admit any responsibility : politics
We're witnessing a massive surge in far-right violence.It's unlikely to end soon

A conspiracy theory about George Soros and a migrant caravan inspired horror - The Washington Post
Fox condemns rhetoric used by Lou Dobbs guest as channel's star host faces growing criticism
The untrackable horror of Fox Business and Fox News - The Washington Post
U.S.-Funded Broadcaster to Suspend Employees Behind 'Multimillionaire Jew' Soros Report - The taxpayer-funded U.S. Agency for Global Media is auditing content at its Cuba broadcasting office after seemingly anti-Semitic report surfaced.
Progressive Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism

Trump Attacks Press As 'True Enemy Of The People' Days After Bomb Sent To CNN - "Fake News Must End!" ("bomb them all" he said)
CNN's Jim Acosta to Sarah Sanders: 'Shouldn't you have the guts' to name which media are 'enemy of the people?' : politics
Trump brands media 'true enemy of the people' just days after pipe bomb sent to CNN offices : politics
Suspicious Package Bound For CNN Intercepted In Atlanta, CNN Reports | HuffPost
Another suspicious package intercepted, this one headed for CNN's headquarters in Atlanta : news
Cesar Sayoc: Mail bomber suspect was at Trump rally, video from Michael Moore shows - The Washington Post

Pittsburgh shooting: It's too late for Trump to be credible on uniting US against hate
Trump's America is not a safe place for Jews (or blacks, or browns, or ... )
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Had to Persuade President to Explicitly Denounce Anti-Semitism After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Report (hard for a pro-nazi)
Opinion | When Hate Goes Mainstream - The New York Times - The Pittsburgh massacre is only the latest, worst instance of rising anti-Semitism. Americans of conscience must now push back.

nside a Trump rally: Stelter's view from the press pen

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Claims Donald Trump Won the Popular Vote by 'Overwhelming Majority,' When He Lost by Millions of Votes (lyin' Sarah Fuckabee)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims Donald Trump won the popular vote by "overwhelming majority," when he lost by millions : politics

Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media can't escape responsibility - It was Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network who asked Grassley if Soros was behind the Kavanaugh protests -- and after Grassley endorsed the charge, Trump gave it his imprimatur. The Wall Street Journal, in turn, ran an op-ed endorsing this calumny. Last week, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs interviewed Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch ...

Eschaton: Nazis Are Good Except Liberals Are Nazis and They Are Bad - That really is the state of the discourse at the moment. Nazis have a point and should be listened to, also liberals are bad because they are the real Nazis. Especially Jewish liberals. Total Nazis.

Let'ss stop asking Trump for comfort after tragedies (comfort me, big orange pedo-daddy!)

The Midterms Are Our Chance To Vote Out White Supremacy | HuffPost
White Supremacist Shooting in Louisville, Kentucky Kroger (the eyes)

The Pittsburgh Shooting and the Dark, Specific Logic of Online Hatred | The New Yorker goes down in wake of Pittsburgh shooting, after far-right social network is dropped by tech companies : news

Jimmy Carter Calls On Georgia Secretary Of State Brian Kemp To Resign | HuffPost

Two years after Trump's big wins, Rust Belt states go sour on Republicans

Republican Brat and Democrat Spanberger in dead heat as Virginia - The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy

Will Fort Worth's Tarrant County remain America's most conservative large county?

Republican Party headquarters vandalized by gunfire in Volusia - News - Daytona Beach News-Journal Online - Daytona Beach, FL - chairman blamed Democrats for the vandalism.

Partisan Polarization Dominates Trump Era: Findings from the 2018 American Values Survey | PRRI -- , Republicans are more likely than Democrats to prioritize the economy (44% vs. 24%), national security (40% vs. 9%), and immigration (36% vs. 18%) ("prioritize the economy" hahaha)

EXCLUSIVE POLL: 4th Congressional District race between Love, McAdams widens by 6 points | KUTV - 4th Congressional District reports a 6 point lead for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams over Republican incumbent Rep. Mia Love.

Beto O'Rourke within striking distance of Ted Cruz, new poll finds : politics

'Well, I'd like to be president': Hillary Clinton sends mixed signals on a 2020 White House bid (stfu, gtfo)

Trump's deporting your illegal cousins today!' man shouts at mother who was on her way to vote - racist rant against a Houston mother was recorded and uploaded to Facebook ... On Saturday, the man in the video, who identified himself to KTRK News as Kevin, apologized for the incident after claiming he had received death threats (hello, you're on Facebook, asshole)

Officials say Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields assaulted in jail : news

The Cop Said He 'Slipped." The Video Shows Him Forcing An 11-Year-Old Girl To The Ground. He Wasn't Punished - then- NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton shut down disciplinary proceedings. The officer has also shared Facebook posts that denigrate black people and Muslims.

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton shut down disciplinary proceedings. The officer has also shared Facebook posts that denigrate black people and Muslims. Support is dropping for ballot question on nurse staffing, poll shows - The Boston Globe (inundated with lobbyist money)

Study: Religious fundamentalists and dogmatic individuals are more likely to believe fake news

76% of participants receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy did not meet PTSD diagnostic criteria at the 12-month follow-up, results published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology : science

Why isn't Psychopathy/Sociopathy in the DSM-5? : askscience

FCC falsely claims community broadband an 'ominous threat to the first amendment.' : technology (b/c corps won't control you info)


Sri Lankan minister's bodyguards open fire on protesters - One person killed and two injured in violence amid growing constitutional crisis

US Troops Deploy 'Overwhelming Force' Against Iceland's Beer Supplies - U.S. troops landed in Iceland last week ahead of the start the largest NATO military exercise since the Cold War, and apparently, they left their mark in the most appropriate way possible: by drinking every last beer in the nation's capital

Pornhub Reacts to India Blocking Adult Sites : technology

One of Saudi Arabia's most prominent exiled activists has quit Twitter and Facebook, saying that the social media giants have become tools for oppressive governments and trolls to harass and silence campaigners
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's agents attacked me outside Harrods, says activist Ghanem al-Dosari - After Jamal Khashoggi's murder, police are taking another look at video footage of an assault in August in broad daylight

The midterms are already hacked. You just don't know it yet - An investigation into the US election system reveals frightening vulnerabilities at almost every level.

Trump's apped Smartphone Mirrors His Entire Foreign Policy (it's gold-plated with his golden face and brand)

Pittsburgh Shooter Used the Same Deadly Weapon That Led to Mass Murders in Parkland and Las Vegas : politics (NRA=funded WMDs, the weapon of choice for hateful white guys)

White House tempers hopes of retaining House control - politico (but Fox told us a huge red wave of blood would bury all the Jewish libtards)

Stock correction comes at bad time for Trump, GOP : politics (their give all the money to the rich for stock buybacks so we win the midterms isn't working out)
U.S. Economy Has 'Peaked' And Will Slow Down, Economists Say, Despite Trump's Projections ("projections")

Donald Trump Jokes About His Hair Being Ruined by Having to Answer Questions in the Rain About Pittsburgh Shooting (very funny)
Trump mixes politics and the pain of a national tragedy in address at Illinois rally - ABC News

Trump Makes Up Story to Justify Political Rally On Same Day As Pittsburg Synagogue Shooting - But the president justified moving forward with the rally in southern Illinois hours after the shooting took place by saying the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) had remained open after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It had not. (but he was there watching out his window, he must know, don't believe fake leftist news)
No, President Trump, the NYSE did not open the day after the Sept. 11 attacks - The Washington Post (the delusions in his very stable genius brain get four snozzes from Kessler)
Trump Lies About Sept. 11 to Justify Holding Campaign Rally After Synagogue Shooting : politics - undefined

Trumpism Is Bent on Creating a Police State : politics
Trump warns of violence if GOP loses midterms : politics ("leftists" will "carnage in the streets" if they win)

Avoid temptation to seek partisan advantage from pipe bomb arrest | TheHill - By Alan Dershowitz (yes, Dershofuck, that'll never happen you fucker)

Pittsburgh shooting victims names ID'd, most of the 11 were elderly

Echidne of The Snakes: This Dismal Week in American Politics. Or Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre.
The center cannot hold - Lawyers, Guns & Money - undefined

The Worst of Our Country -- And the Best
Was Gary Hart Set Up? Readers Respond to James Fallows - The Atlantic

What is happening to our country? - The Washington Post
Opinion | Shaking My Faith in America - The New York Times - The bloodshed in the Tree of Life synagogue is a sign that hatred of The Other is poisoning our public life. (Republicans have been selling hate since St Ronnie the Devil)

A Week Of American Hate: Bombs Mailed, Black People Executed, Jews Slaughtered | HuffPost - Hate showed what it is truly capable of in America this week.

Twitter Melts Down After Trump Says Synagogue Needed An Armed Guard | HuffPost ... Rabbis with rifles. That's the answer.
spaniel on Twitter: "@POTUS @RealDonaldTrump The police were located right around the corner, arrived in one minute, and three of them were shot. The problem is that the killer had an #AssaultWeapon. That's why he killed 11 people before armed police could stop him. #BanAssaultWeapons! Be #ProLife"
Twitter Melts Down After Trump Says Synagogue Needed An Armed Guard : politics

Synagogue Shooting Suspect Said Jews Were Committing Genocide: Police | HuffPost - Robert Gregory Bowers killed 8 men and 3 women inside the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday(holocaust was fake news, Jews are the real Hitler) .
The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting and the Return of Anti-Semitism to American Life | The New Yorker (Hitler won, after all)
Why the Tree of Life Shooter Was Fixated on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society | The New Yorker

How much responsibility does Trump bear for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh? - The Washington Post - Political rhetoric matters, and he has had some unfortunate things to say about Jews (very "unfortunate") .
Critics say Trump has fostered the toxic environment for the political violence he denounces - The Washington Post ("Critics say" one thing, fascist Trumpsters say another, but the Russians will troll)
Trump's Attacks on the News Media Are Working

Bowers blamed Jews for helping 'invaders' in the migrant caravans (Soros funded the caravan to get attention for invaders but it got too much attention so he had to mailbomb himself to distract you)
Trump's Caravan Hysteria Led to This - The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace -- and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously ... They can never undo what they have done, and what they have done will never be forgotten. (defending the white race from Jews like Trump wanted)
"Soros-Occupied State Department" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Straight out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Just moments ago, Lou Dobbs guest Chris Farrell (head of Judicial Watch) says Caravan is being funded/directed by the "Soros-occupied State Department (Dobbs knew exactly what we was going to get)
Why Did Synagogue Suspect Believe Migrant Caravan Is Jewish Conspiracy? Maybe He Watched Fox News - On Thursday, merely two days before Bowers reportedly opened fire at the Pittsburgh synagogue, Lou Dobbs had a guest on the show who directly made the connection between Soros and the caravan (Lou Dobbs, pipeline of racist propanda)
Fox Business looks to paper over its promotion of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories : politics

Study: Online attacks on Jews ramp up before Election Day
Rep. Kevin McCarthy Deletes Tweet Singling Out 3 Jews Helping Bankroll Democrats | HuffPost - The Republican leader warned that the wealthy donors are trying to ""buy" the midterm election. (convieniently overlooking/erasing the biggest mouth of Satan in the room: Sherman Slimeball Adelson)

The Pittsburgh Suspect's Internet of Hate - Robert Bowers was an avid user of Gab, a social network popular among white nationalists and the alt-right.
On Gab, an Extremist-Friendly Site, Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Aired His Hatred in Full - The New York Times
Paypal bans Gab following Pittsburgh shooting - The Verge - The gunman had a history of anti-Semitic posts on the site (pepe-chat)
What's Gab, the social platform used by the Pittsburgh shooting suspect? - CNN (white supremecist platform)

AnotherPersonPerhaps comments on After arrest, Republicans struggle with mail bombs fallout
Reagan White House Reaction to the AIDS Crisis on Vimeo (remember Larry Speakes? well, his brain rotted out and then he went to hell)

Mail bomb suspect made numerous references on Facebook to Russian associates and echoed pro-Kremlin views - The Washington Post
'He felt that somebody was finally talking to him' : How the package-bomb suspect found inspiration in Trump (found his abusive daddy-figure)

The Conspiratorial Hate We See Online Is Increasingly Appearing In Real Life - Why toxic online behavior is spilling into the streets.
Domestic terrorism is on the rise. Cable news networks won't cable news networks say so? - Cable news aims not to inform but to placate. It facilitated the rise of our current hellscape. ("cable news" = Fox, Voxers)

Campbell Soup VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy is out - CNN - Kelly Johnston, formerly Campbell's vice president of government affairs, tweeted on Monday that the Open Society Foundations arranged for "troop carriers" and "rail cars" to support the caravan, which formed earlier this month in Central America. Johnston has since deleted his Twitter account. (bye-bye, asshole)

Voter fraud exists -- Even though many in the media claim it doesn't (hahaha we fraudulated the shit out of your voting, libtard leftist Maoists)

Trump Cabinet exodus likely after midterms - POLITICO - After two years of already-high turnover, the president is expected to push out or accept the resignations of several more department chiefs by January. (they are going to jail anyway)

Man of the People - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bruce Rauner'sattempt to fit in with Trump voters at today rally is quite compelling (maga hat and bike jacket with as many stickers as the terrorist van)

GOP congressman sympathizes with Austrian far-right after Auschwitz visit | The Times of Israel - After going on trip to Poland funded by education group, Steve King meets with Freedom Party, says Germans shoulnn't have to apologize for Holocaust anymore. ("It was a long time ago, there were good people on both sides" the racist asshole from Iowas said, ginning evily)

White Nationalist Who Threatened Stacey Abrams' Campaign Poses for Picture with Brian Kemp : politics
Georgia's Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved

Election expert Greg Palast: Thanks to GOP voter suppression, "Democrats may have effectively lost"

Trump Administration Proposal on Gender is Discrimination, Not Science : politics
Trump's Plan to Redefine Gender Makes No Scientific Sense : politics

Charlotte woman faces charges after harassing black neighbors, telling them to leave : news (she's white and makes $125,000 a year) Her boss: "one of those things will still be true when you walk out of here"

2 bodies found in Hudson River were a missing Virginia teen and her sister : news

Body cam footage: A grand jury cleared this officer in the shooting of a jaywalker : news

Eschaton: The Vitriol Is Coming From Inside The Studio - A delightful interview of Chuck Todd by Hugh Hewitt about Bill "Tiller the baby Killer" O'Reilly. (your bubble is suffocatingly stupid, Toddler)

WBUR Poll: Ballot Question About Mass. Nurse Staffing Is A Dead Heat : boston

The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture | The New Yorker - For centuries, archeologists and museum curators had been scrubbing away these traces of color before presenting statues and architectural reliefs to the public. (pure whiteness of white art historians)
Scholars Respond to Racist Backlash against Black Achilles, Part 1: Ancient Greek Attitudes toward Africans :: Pharos

Canada after legalisation Maryjane : funny

Picasso Halloween Costume : pics

Lil Tay's Account Is Absolutely Out Of Control. Instagram Won't comment on it

A new survey of more than 3,400 U.S. Facebook users finds that 44 percent of users ages 18 to 29 have deleted the app from their phones in the past year. : technology

What are people slowly starting to forget? : AskReddit

TIL of "the Truman Show Delusion" a term used in psychology to describe patients who believe they are part of a staged reality. Psychiatrist reported on one patient who had traveled to New York after 9/11 to ensure the event really happened and wasn't just a plot twist in his show. : todayilearned

Psychopaths are attracted to other psychopaths, suggests a new study, which found that most people do not view psychopathic personality traits as particularly desirable in a romantic partner, but there is evidence that psychopaths are more attracted to other psychopaths. : science - undefined

People who's work involves death (e.g Paramedics, Hospice Carers, Morgue Attendants, etc.) - what is the weirdest thing you've ever seen? [Serious] : AskReddit

What is your favorite "Holy Shit" fact? : AskReddit

u/lordperiwinkle gives a detailed insight in to being a 20 something during the 80s : bestof

/u/LiquidPhoenix explains variations in the clitoris, and also why sex toys are awesome : bestof
Guys of Reddit, what are some NSFW tips you wish every girl knew? : AskReddit
What's the dumbest thing you've done because of a girl? : AskReddit

What is socially unacceptable today that was considered normal 20 years ago? : AskReddit

I can't be the only one : AdviceAnimals (Best vs Hot)

IT'S OFFICIAL: IBM is acquiring software company Red Hat for $34 billion : technology (getting back into the OS2 business)


Iron dome anti missile system intercepts a large missile barrage fired on the city of Sderot, about an hour ago. : videos

Prime minister sacked, and parliament suspended; Sri Lanka veers toward constitutional crisis - The Washington Post

With pot legalized, job openings surge in Canada's cannabis industry (while Chawlie Baker flushes another billion down the conservative toilet so you can't have education and roads)

Khashoggi: Mattis condems killing as Saudi foreign minister decries 'hysertia' - The Washington Post
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says global outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is 'fairly hysterical' : worldnews

'It's like playing whack-a-mole': A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia's ongoing campaign to meddle in the 2018 midterms : politics
Midterms 2018: Cybersecurity and Russian hacking remain a major concern - Vox - The midterms are already hacked. You just don't know it yet.An investigation into the US election system reveals frightening vulnerabilities at almost every level. (Russians, and another thing Barry ignored)