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062318






Right now, 5 million people are in a rally for the main opposition candidate against Erdogan. : pics (meanwhile, in Furckey)
Nearly 300 Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany since coup attempt: report : news

2 arrested in gang rape of anti-trafficking activists in India; police hunt for others : news





Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election : news
Muxes: The Third Gender - The Atlantic - The Atlantic



Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump's

Mueller signals outside prosecutors may eventually take over Russian trolls case - The Washington Post

WikiLeaks publishes identities and information about ICE employees amid intensifying anger - Laredo Morning Times -- at U.S. immigration officials and the Trump administration for its "zero teloerance" policy that has separated children from their parents along the border ... In this case, WikiLeaks appears to have reproduced a project created by a New York-based artist and programmer named Sam Lavigne

Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah' - "they're fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on earth," he saidMuzombies)

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks by authorities : news (Canada needs to lock up an American jogger for two weeks)
The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle - YouTube (don't cross the street, ICE will nab you)
Canada & The United States (Bizarre Borders Part 2) - YouTube
Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints : news
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Mass. ICE agents to reinstate in-office arrests - The Boston Globe

Trump, stumping in Nevada, makes immigration a central midterms issue for GOP - The Washington Post

Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference
Oregon National Guardsman writes of 'executing' migrant families, gets disciplined : news
Detention of Migrant Families as 'Deterrance" : Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts
This Alternative To Detaining Immigrant Families Works. Trump Just Won't Use It There are much better options than taking kids from their parents or locking them up together.
Fox & Friends host: "These aren't our kids. ... It's not like [Trump] is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas" (yuo know, white kids: Brian Killfucker)

Trump autographed photos of deceased crime victims for White House 'Angel Families' event - were featured at a White House event Friday highlighting victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. ("here's an autographed pic of your dead kid")

The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information - The Washington Post
Trump business dealings raise 'serious concerns' ethics office says

An utterly disastrous week for Donald Trump - CNNPolitics
President Trump's week detached from reality - On Twitter, at the White House, and on the campaign trail, Trump did more than get facts wrong. - Over and over, he painted fundamentally false portraits of people and events to flatter himself, discredit predecessors and rivals, and promote his political objectives. (pres Psychopath: what happens when yuo give a narcissictic racist immoral asshole all the power)

Eschaton: Meanwhile, Behind The Curtain - A House panel has belatedly approved the 2019 federal budget proposal. And guess what 'the largest looming shadow on America's future is?" The growing national debt! And that requires some firm cuts, tough love cuts, especially after all those tax breaks for the wealthiest among us:
Eschaton: Eat Shit - I don't always pile on the "Trump voters deserve what they get!" narratives Not everyone is sophisticated about politics and Trump said a lot of things during the campaign. And certainly not all locations and regions deserve what they get. There are D voters everywhere and it isn't their fault. But this guy can eat shit. -- "This isn't just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value," said Michael Petefish, a 33-year old Trump supporter and fifth generation farmer in southern Minnesota. -- I'm sorry you thought Trump was just going to kick blahs and immigrants, except presumably the immigrants that are heavily employed in the agricultural industry, but you're still an asshole.

Trump's false portrayal of his Sanford insult goes largely unchallenged by House Republicans: 'It wasn't a big deal' - Sanford is a "nasty guy" ... Trump "makes up a lot of things"

Go Eat at Cracker Barrel, Sarah - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Derp, They Did It Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - latest NYT entry in the "shockingly, Trump supporters still support Trump" series ... Yes, it is truly shocking that a Ron Paul-supporting neocondeferate still supports Donald Tump!

Steny Hoyer: Hispanic Caucus Protest Was 'Not Appropriate' (Mr Everything That Wrong with Democrats want more "decorum" in criticizing the racist lying psychopath-in chief)

Sincerely Held Beliefs - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom" ... reveals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination.

Washington, D.C.: the Psychopath Capital of America - POLITICO Magazine - A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn't even close (DC, CT, CA, NJ, NY/WY, ME ... MA 15 -- and voting for Trump doesn't count)

"Both Sides" in History

Young Trump staffers are complaining they can't date in DC because everyone hates them (wonder why?)
Dating While Fascist - Lawyers, Guns & Money

American's Certainty About Voting This Year Starting Off Low - 56% are "absolutely certain" to vote, similar to 2014 but a bit low historically - Republicans, Democrats equally likely to say they're certain to vote this fall - Roughly equal percentages intend their vote to be for Trump as against him

Seven Ways Alabama Has Made It Harder to Vote - The New York Times - Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Since then, Alabama has enacted a slew of restrictive voting laws and policies.


The 'New York Times' Invites You to Fight Fake News with This $300 T-Shirt - The Gray Lady teamed up with a Japanese streetwear company to sell you woke merch ... "If people are trying to break the journalists-are-elitist stereotype this isn't how to do it" - The truth cannot be bought, but overpriced streetwear can be, and the truth is you should probably avoid spending more than the price of an X-Box on this shirt

Eschaton: They Lie About Everything - Journalists - the lickspittles at the New York Times especially - are unwilling to deal with the fact that they lie about everything. Not the hyperbole or little white lies or apocryphal anecdote which are a perfectly normal part of politcal discourse. Not the occasional misstatement or shaded truth that needs to be "fact checked." They're just liars. They have no compunction about lying about everything and they do. Nothing they say should be believed, and nothing they say should be transmitted in any way before confirming the veracity. And sources who lie should be burned, but hahahahahaha that never happens.

Eschaton: Friday Evening - Letters to my younger self: Well, you see, 19-year-old Atrios, in 2018 the final clash of civilization will involve a battle between Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold, and Tom's the one fighting on the side of light... Nostradamus didn't predict this one, did he.

Ex-teacher busted for allegedly having sex with same teen Anthony Weiner sexted : news
Expelled Wisconsin student sentenced to 3 years for raping 3 women : news

Sixth cheerleader sues Houston Texans, claims coach duct-taped her body : news

New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People : news

VIDEO: Woman dubbed 'Permit Patty' calls cops on girl selling water in San Francisco : news

Woman who allowed boyfriend to abuse children gets 12 years in prison : news
Officer fired for "abusing his authority" by pulling over daughter's boyfriend (racist fucker lost his job haha)


Dan Adams is a wonderful MA cannabis journalist : bostontrees


Hey SIRA, what's with yuor strain name? - "Rebel Yell"
From a physics standpoint what is information? : askscience

Political misinformation is harder to correct than health misinformation, especially among the educated, finds a new study (meta-analysis with n=23,604). : science

Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents - Children who experience recurrent destructive conflicts between parents are at higher risk of later mental health problems. However, a new longitudinal study finds that strong sibling bonds can offset these negative effects. : science

TIL Peppermint oil promotes hair growth more than hair growth medication : todayilearned

/u/growingpockets posted a simple, no-nonsense explanation about why the GOP tax cut and Trump's trade wars are going to tank the economy : bestof

Minnie and Mickey Mouse talk to a deaf boy in sign language at Disneyland. : gifs
On a flight from Boston to Portland, this teenage girl stepped up to communicate in ASL with passenger with disability : pics

This is a real billboard in Texas : pics

After Surviving Multiple Vehicular Impacts Thanks to His Bear Proof Suit, Inventor Troy Hurtubise Dies in Flaming Highway Crash. : news
TIL: Isaac Newton set out the colors of the rainbow we memorize today. However, he originally didn't include orange or indigo. He only added them later because of his occult belief that there must be 7 separate colors, just like there are 7 notes in a musical scale and 7 days of the week. : todayilearned

What was the most satisifying time where you caught someone lying? : AskReddit
What is something that instantly killed the crush you had on someone? : AskReddit

Many AT&T customers may have been defrauded. : technology - TLDR: If you shopped at an AT&T store between August-December of 2017, you may have been charged for a service in which you did not ask for or authorize called DirecTV NOW.
It Turns out All Kinds of Tech Companies Are Working With ICE : technology

062218

Trump rescinds Obama ocean policy - The Boston Globe (fuck your oceans and those undocemented fishes)
The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem - The New York Times - The American oil and gas industry is leaking more methane than the government thinks -- much more, a new study says. Since methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, that is bad news for climate change. (Trumpsters destroying the world)

FBI Releases Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters : science


Lord Ivar Mountbatten's wedding will be the British monarchy's first-ever same-sex wedding -- Lord Ivar Mountbatten will marry James Coyle, his partner of two years

The excitement of emigrating on your own as a child | The Spectator - Plus: the indigenous tribe considered too strange and remote even for other indigenous tribes ... the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks with 500 passengers from the Caribbean ...

Why are women who discuss gender getting bomb threats? | Coffee House - In Britain in 2018, women trying to hold public meetings to talk about politics and the law are being subjected to intimidation and threats. The police are investigating a bomb threat against one of those meetings. Yet politicians and large sections of the media are silent. Would that be the case if any other group or community were subject to such threats and intimidation?

Rage in Spain after 'wolf pack' set free - five men convicted of sexually assaulting a woman during the San Fermin bull-running festival


What does the British government know about Trump and Russia? | The Spectator - Many trails in the Mueller inquiry lead straight to the UK


Italy's deputy PM Salvini called for 'mass cleansing, street by street, quarter by quarter', newly resurfaced footage reveals | The Independent (in the end, the Nazis won)

The 4th Amendment and Searches of Third Party Records - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it should not have been 5-4)
Your digital privacy rights will be redefined by this Supreme Court case VICE News

Elena Kagan Is Up to Something -- Is the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues? (let's go with evil)

Counting the days till Trumpism ends? You'll run out of fingers (populists offer people to hate, in the '50s it was McCarthy and communists how times have changed)

"The Images Are Out of His Control" : How Trump Lost His Grip on the Child-Detention Narrative - Trump has done plenty of ugly things. In the past, he's out-run the narrative -- this time, he can't get past the imagery.
No Relief in Sight for Parents of Thousands of Migrant Children Still in Custody - The New York Times
The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids - The Washington Post (fuckers)
DOJ Takes First Steps Toward Indefinite Detention Of Families | HuffPost (life in prison for families)
Navy Document Shows Plan to Erect 'Austere' Detention Camps ("zero tolerance")
Pentagon will make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases - The Washington Post (full Nazi)
Where are the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents at the border? - Washington Post - Scattered across America
Trump answers critics of family separation policy with Americans 'permanently separated' from family by illegal immigrants - a return to the nativist, anti-immigrant rhetoric that animated his outsider presidential campaign.

The original source for Trump's claim of 63,000 immigrant murders? Bad data from Steve King in 2005 (lies piled on lies bury your fake statistics and so-called science)
We get it, Steve King - The Washington Post (super anti-immigration from a district with no immigrants)
Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump's immigration order

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention | The New Yorker (heart-breaking : Make America Cruel Again)
Feds are moving forward with South Texas land seizures for border wall | The Texas Tribune - plans to move forward with private land seizures in the Rio Grande Valley to build sections of President Trump's border wall

Senator Jeff Merkley, a Quiet Stalwart of the Left, Has a Breakout Moment at the Border - The New York Times

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks | CBC News
Border patrol agents arrest 1 at I-95 checkpoint about citizenship (Le Page ville)
Chang, BPS sued over secrecy surrounding student information sharing with ICE - The Boston Globe - a lawsuit Thursday against Superintendent Tommy Chang after Boston school officials repeatedly refused to disclose how often they give student information to federal immigration authorities. (Boston Public Schools complicit with evil, and Mawty and Chang lied)
Supreme Court ruling on Martha's Vineyard man could change how some deportation proceedings are initiated (thanks, Barry)

Crisis actor spotted at Texas child migrant detention center - First Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday to make an "unannounced" visit to the migrant children detained
CNN on Twitter: "First lady Melania Trump speaks at an immigration detention center in Texas during an unannounced visit:
Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania's Jacket: Was 'Womp Womp' Yuo First Choice?
An Artist Fixed Melania Trump's acket And Gave It To 'A Real First Lady'
'I Don't Think It Was an Extreme Position I Took' : Jeff Sessions on the Bible, Immigration and His Critics
Opinion | Return of the Blood Libel - The New York Times - The speed of America's moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we've gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages. (Trumpism in a nutshell)
Sinclair Forces Stations To Air Commentary Arguing 'Liberal' Reports of Child Detention Were Exaggerated

Donald Trump's Rally in Duluth Proved Nothing Has Changed - Rolling Stone - Wednesday night rally in Duluth proved the more things change, the more they stay the same ... "trauma is trauma")
Video: One rally, one hour, almost 30 Trumpian claims - The Washington Post (a lie every two minutes)
Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen's House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children - The DHS secretary had to walk by protesters shouting "Shame!" as she left her house

If Democrats Oppose American Ethnic Cleansing, It Will Destroy the Bipartisan Immigration Deal Fascists Totally Want! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the last few days, left-wing politicians have begun taking up the #AbolishICE theme, including Cynthia Nixon. This is great, because ICE is a fascist agency dedicated to ethnic cleansing and should be abolished. But notice how this starts up the concern about unreasonable Democrats for Sarlin ... 80% of the Republican caucus was totally cool with supporting a bill that is pure evil.

Krauthammer - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Charles Krauthammer has died and there were a bunch of people on Twitter and in columns mourning the loss of the last principled conservative or whatever. And this is a joke. Charles Krauthammer was a terrible person who advocated terrible policies that hurt and killed people. I don't care if he was the nicest man personally who ever lived. His impact on the nation was terrible. His impact on the Middle East was even worse. Henry Farrell:
Due to an exciting series of events that resulted in my eyeglasses tumbling around somewhere in the Potomac River, my eyes have been bothering me quite a bit. And when I made them read Andrew Sullivan's s latest, they threatened to file for a divorce (classic bareback pos Bear-boy)
The Least Essential Voice of the Trump Years - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who needs to read an Andrew Sullivan column arguing that Democrats should just give Trump the border wall because it will assuage the concerns of racist Americans and the administration? .. No one ... And color me shocked that a guy who has supported race theory and science is totally cool with policies that hurt brown people! Not to mention the stupidity of a politics that think if you cave to a fascist like Steven Miller, that fascism will go away. Sure thing.

Trump's s Michael Cohen problem just keeps looking more ominous
Tom Arnold tweets picture with Michael Cohen, says he 'has all the tapes' ... "this dude as everything'
Mueller seeks to bar Manafort from tying charges to Trump campaign role - POLITICO - from arguing to jurors that he was targeted for prosecution because of his role in Donald Trump's presidential bid.

Behind Trump's Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net (tiny government for poor and sick people)
Eschaton - A House panel has belatedly approved the 2019 federal budget proposal. And guess what 'the largest looming shadow on America's future is?" The growing national debt! And that requires some firm cuts, tough love cuts, especially after all those tax breaks for the wealthiest among us: The proposed mandatory reduction includes $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $537 billion from Medicare and $2.6 trillion in reductions to other programs such as welfare, nutritional assistance and other anti-poverty programs. -- In his campaign Trump promised not to touch Medicare...

NYPD sued for not disclosing info on Trump family gun permits - The NYPD is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by Donald Trump and his two eldest sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a new lawsuit.

DeVos Has Scuttled More Than 1, 200 Civil Rights Probes ProPublica - the Trump administration is less likely than its predecessor to find wrongdoing by school districts on issues ranging from racial and sexual harassment to meeting educational needs of disabled students.


New Pruitt question: Where are his emails? - POLITICO - The EPA administrator wrote only one email in 10 months to anyone outside the agency, if the official paper trail is to be believed. Watchdog groups don't believe it
Grifting In Public With Your Tactical Pants Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The sheer amount of money Scott Pruitt has managed to loot from the treasury in order to feed his vanity, paranoia, and utter inability to face criticism is impressive even by Trump administration standards:

Young Trumpies Hit D.C. - POLITICO Magazine - And D.C. hits them right back.

National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say - The Washington Post - an unusual practice that speaks to the close relationship between Trump and David Pecker, chief executive of American Media Inc. (David the Dick)

Americans believe two-thirds of news on social media is misinformation | Poynter - Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to perceive news from legacy media outlets as misinformation ... Adults with higher levels of education are less likely to perceive news as misinformation. ... Republican respondents believed there was much more bias in news than Democrats (77 percent vs. 44 percent), but both see extensive bias in news on social media. Republicans were also much more likely to perceive legacy media outlets as containing misinformation. (Fox, Breitbart and Alex Jones are reputable)
American media keeps falling for Russian trolls - Russian trolls posing as an American college student tweeted about divisive social, political and cultural issues using an account that amassed thousands of followers -- and appeared in dozens of news stories published by major media outlets -- as recently as March.

Emails Reveal Effort to Disown Stonewall Pride Flag By Trump Administration Official (not on Trump's land)

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp | Reuters - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters. (evangelicals: whores are fine, birth control is not)

Jonathan Friedland Fired at Netflix After Using N-Word in Meeting | Hollywood Reporter ... "communications director"

Study: male D.C. reporters retweet male colleagues three times more - Vox - A new study reveals why female journalists are so much less influential on Twitter than men (men don't listen to girls)



More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. : science
21 questions answered about legal marijuana in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe - Get the lowdown on when shops will open, how much pot will cost, where you can legally smoke it, and more FAQs.
Medical Cannabis Special: Treating Yourself

THE FINAL CRIES OF EMF MUSICIANS ECHO A LONGSTANDING CAMBRIDGE REALITY - The occupation of the festival was just the latest move by those campaigning on behalf of EMF and against gentrification. As it turned out, the president of the group behind the event, the Harvard Square Business Association, is also the owner of the contested EMF warehouse. John DiGiovanni bought the property in 2016 for $4 million, and this past February, his tenants were notified of their pending eviction from the space on April 30. (did you catch that? DiGiovanni "owns" the HSBA)


Cancer? I wouldn't have missed it for the world - After the shock of diagnosis and the prospect of an early death there followed a surprising joy

Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke Leaves James Corden In Tears

Dramatic rescue in Rockford flood: 'We didn't give him a chance to decide'

The death of the unarmed teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer is ruled a homicide : news


Parents of Reddit, what are some underrated advantages of having children? : AskReddit

Listen and weep: 'Audiobooks outdo films in emotional engagement' : books

Iranian girl took off her hijab, Look at the ID CARD : pics (comments are written in a new language of cultural references)

How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback - A bird emerges from the ashes.

Elon Musk Is The Donald Trump Of Silicon Valley -- hates the media (and the truth, obviouisly)
Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police (watching her phone, of course)

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2nd Amendment Remedies - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax | HuffPost -- a 5-4 ruling against Wayfair Inc, Overstock.com Inc and Newegg Inc, (Kennedy fucked America, again)


Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report - The New York Times (chemical weapons)


Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud for ordering $96k worth of meals from gourmet chefs - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Prime minister's wife indicted for violating rules barring ordering of meals with cook on staff

Unneeded Drugs Killed Hundreds at U.K. Hospital, Inquiry Finds - The New York Times - A large number of cases involved one doctor, Jane Barton

Everyone Is Beautiful During Eid (Zanzibar)


Obama cyber chief confirms 'stnd down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016 (float-above-it-all bipartisan Barry fucked America)


In Trump'sss America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at the Top ... "Unfortunately, we're seen a decline in civility and an uptick in incivility" (as if those two were different +NYT is hopeless and Peter Baker has sucked for years)
Too much fascism or too little civility? Which is America's more pressing problem at the moment? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Too much fascism or too little civility? Which is America's more pressing problem at the moment?
This Country Was Born in Incivility. Being 'Civil' Won't Save It Now. - Neither will burying the truth under false equivalences between bad words and racism. ("and that will do for now")

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse (you thought the for-profit prison industry was bad, welcome to the child-abuse industry which is making millions)

Eschaton: Total Normal And Accountable Government Agency - Total Normal And Accountable Government Agency - Going to have to imprison them all -- "Since sharing my story, I learned from a fellow flight attendant that he was lied to by an ICE agent who said the children on the flight were part of a soccer team. When pressed, the agent finally admitted that they were, indeed children who were being relocated to assigned camps."

Eschaton: Really Wrong To Make Nazi Comparisons - So I would never do that. -- Over the last three years, Texas inspectors found eight deficiencies at Shiloh, including overdue background check renewals for staff and poorly supervised medication inside the facility. A pending lawsuit alleges immigrant children housed there were held down and forcibly injected with drugs, rendering them unable to walk, afraid of people and wanting to sleep constantly

Families will no longer be separated at the border. But where are my clients' kids

Ex-CIA Contractor Makes Millions Flying Immigrant Kids to Shelters - MVM, Inc. went from guarding the U.S. spies in Iraq to hauling children away from the Mexico border on commercial airline flights.

Most Texas voters oppose family separation at the border, with greater support among men and Republicans - Male Republicans support separating families trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico, but most other groups -- and Texas voters overall -- do not - While 56 percent of Republican men favor splitting parents and children at illegal entry points on the border and 30 percent oppose it, a plurality of Republican women are against the practice: 37 percent favor it and 42 percent oppose it. (old white guys are evil)
Record-High 75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good Thing
Repugnant - The Washington Post - But when President Trump this week said immigrants would "infest" the Unitied States ...


Trump aide Miller's ancestor flunked naturalization test - "Miller demonstrates that in America, truly anything is possible: The great-grandson of a desperate refugee can grow up to shill for the demagogue bent on keeping desperate refugees like his great-grandfather out" (+Goodlatte, Lahren and Fucker Carlson: deport them all)


Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers - Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him (Minnesota has a lot of white racists with zero moral capacity)

Opinion | The King and Queen of Cruelty - The New York Times

Melania Trump Wears Tone-Deaf Jacket - While traveling to meet detained children at the Texas border, First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket with a message printed on the back: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?
Melania Trump Sitting Alone On A Couch Perfectly Illustrates How She's Helping Kids (+her "both sides of the aisle" statement written by Trump)
Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos - The New York Times

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr. | GQ

Women Are Evil | HuffPost (well, not quite as evil)

Scott Pruitt Has Spent a Total of $4.6 Million on Security, New Disclosures Show -- Including $1,500 on "Tactical Pants" (underpants and the corruption is bottomless)

WV-03: Why a District Trump Won by 50 Points Is at Risk for GOP | The Cook Political Report

Paul Ryan and Mark Meadows Fight on House Floor Over Republican Immigration Bills - Paul Ryan and Mark Meadows show the House of Representatives is a Ship of Fools -- and it's all on video -- The dysfunction is massive and general. Nobody in a position of authority in the Republican Party seems to have the faintest idea how to govern the country. And, on the border, children who once were hostages to political gamesmanship have traded that status for being hostages to political incompetence. Cruelty has many faces. This one is the one wearing a clown nose.

Cracks Are Appearing in Scott Walker's Legacy in Wisconsin - We must begin to ask opponents of reform why Oklahoma deserves to maintain the highest incarceration rate in the world, and what that says about their view of our fellow citizens. -- More than North Korea? Iran? Russia? The mines of Rura Penthe? Boomer freaking Sooner! (so, the heart of American cruelty and evil)


Apparently Campus PC Really Is Out of Control! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Let's check in on misogynist crank Jordan Peterson and his crusade for campus free speech: "University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is taking legal action against Wilfrid Laurier University after a T.A. was criticized for showing a YouTube clip of him." (+he is his picture)

Michelle Alexander Joins The New York Times Opinion Pages as Columnist | The New York Times Company - author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"


Bahama Breeze in Orange Village calls police on black sorority over bill dispute | cleveland.com

Police Make Arrest in XXXTentacion Murder | TMZ.com

13-year-old charged with felony for recording principal

Graphic Novelist Found Guilty of the Grisly Murder of Fiancie Who Slowly Died Next to Their Baby ... Blake Leibel was reportedly living on an $18,000 a month allowance.

Woman and police officer violently grab each other's hair during arrest
jay on Twitter: (Luna-tic is/was a law student and protected her account but it was too late and she was judged harshly on the Twitter)

'Snap Your Neck' Man, Sign Company Threatened After Billboard Message To 'Liberals' Goes Viral (culture wars)
Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them. - The Washington Post - carbofuran

How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic - A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.



Facebook Is About To Bring The Hammer Down On Overseas Fake News Operators

062018

Canada legalizes recreational marijuana after Senate passes 'historic' legislation : news

Female World Cup reporter sexually assualted on live TV : news


Theresa May swerves to avoid Brexit crunch



Canada Vote on Marijuana Paves the Way for Legalization - The New York Times

US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year | Media | The Guardian - It is unclear whether Adam Waldman's 2017 visits had connection to Oleg Deripaska


ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146 : NPR : news

Family Separation Reveals the Logic of Trumpism - The Atlantic - To preserve the political and cultural preeminence of white Americans against a tide of demographic change, the administration has settled on a policy of systemic child abuse.
President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true (his "instinct" is to lie)

White House misspells 'separation' on immigration executive order (his base can't spell either)
Man Who Refused To Hand Over Immigrant Info To ICE: 'Don't Collaborate With Fascists'
Trump Stops Separating Immigrant Families After Claiming He Couldn't
Trump Retreats on Separating Families, Signing Order to Detain Them Together - The New York Times
Trump just set in motion another slow-rolling humanitarian and political disaster - Right as Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that clearly intends to allow indefinite jailings of entire families, he boasted of his new initiative (the inevitable dialectic downward)
Trump Family Separation Executive Order Has Concerning Passage - Knowing this group, t's iable to make things worse ... Remember when Mitt Romney burbled that he wanted to "double Guantanamo" and everybody laughed? At least he only meant in Cuba.
Trump Family Separations at Border Ask the Question: What Is an American? -Trump's border policies are a story about America at its very core. (its cruel, evil, racist core)

Baby boys separated from immigrant parents land in Michigan (complete evil fuckers)
1-877-Koncentration-Kamps-For-Kidz - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In Year 2 of the Trump/McConnell/Ryan/Roberts regime, we have prison camps for infants:
The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy - The Washington Post
Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen's embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border (yeah, and fuck you too, Barbie)

Trump caves to pressure on separating families, embarrassing his sycophants again - The Washington Post
'A blowtorch to the tinder' : Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump's presidency Trump Administration Holding Babies And Toddlers In Multiple 'Tender Age' Shelters
Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims | Reveal
Migrant children sent to shelters with histories of abuse allegations | Reveal
Rachel Maddow Struggles To Read Report Of Babies Sent To 'Tender Age' Shelters ("baby prisons" with "enhanced interrorgation facilities")
'You don't owe anyone an apology': Rachel Maddow supporters react to her crying on air over family separation - She was unable to read an AP story during her MSNBC show ... "Rachel Maddow crying on live national television is the first thing that has felt sane in two weeks'

Separated migrant children are headed toward shelters with history of abuse and neglect | The Texas Tribune - Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and abuse. (cruelty is almost always profitable)
Texas Officials Allow 15 Immigrant Shelters to Hold More Kids than Licenses Permit

On Fox, Corey Lewandowski mocks America separating a 10-year old girl with Down Syndrome from her family: "Womp womp" (in case you want to forget how evil they are)
Immigrants Died In ICE Detention Centers After 'Inadequate' Medical Care (you mean, "none")

Kirstjen Nielsen heckled by protesters at Mexican restaurant. Other diners applauded them. - The Washington Post (yeah, "Mexican" food)
Shaming the enablers of fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - as you've probably heard, Kristjen Nielson was confronted by protestors inside a Mexican restaurant in Washington yesterday, and promptly fled the scene. This was just the most high-profile of what hopefully will be many efforts to publicly shame Trump administration officials, and their many enablers and supporters.
Protester yells 'fascist' at Stephen Miller dining in Mexican restaurant (they sure love their Mexican food but he was trolling the libs)
LinkedIn List of ICE Employees Removed by Medium and GitHub

What Trump supporters think of family separations at the border - CNN - But some Trump supporters say undocumented immigrants are to blame for bringing their kids to the border in the first place. They say they believe the administration is simply enforcing existing immigration law. (yeah, old white evil racists, i.e. Republicans)

American, Frontier, United airlines refuse to fly immigrant children

Bruce's Remarks before "The Ghost Of tom Joad"
Bruce Springsteen deviates from Broadway script to perform "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (the protagonist of "Grapes of Wrath"
Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello - The ghost of Tom Joad (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2009) - YouTube

"Stephen Actually Enjoys Seeing Those Pictures at the Border" : The West Wing Is Fracturing Over Trump's Callous Migrant-Family Policy - Miller gloats and Sanders sulks as the president -- oblivious to the moral problem and political consequences -- bulls ahead ("bullies ahead")

Nelson, Wasserman Schultz blocked at Homestead minor shelter | Miami Herald -- "it's clear they are hiding something"
Trump's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents - Separating migrant kids from their parents will cost the administration more than placing them in permanent structures or keeping them with their parents.
The Trump administration is jailing babies. | The New Republic (and funneling billions to the prison industry)

Eschaton: How Will You Treat Them When They Work With You At The Washington Post - The stain is real. It is indelible. The closer you are to the policy the bigger it is, but everyone is tainted. And no one will forget. Not voters. Not future employers. Not the people you will meet. No one. If you work in the Trump administration, this is you. -- Ruth Marcu -- Marc Thiessen is a torture apologist and a Post columnist. This is just not how any of this works.

Eschaton: How To Make Things Better - I was a guest in a college classroom recently. One of the questions was something along the lines of "have you been writing about immigration issues?" The answer was... no, not enough. Some. But Obama was horrific on this and I am mad that I let his apologists convince me otherwise. -- It isn't enough that Democrats are not as evil as the other guys. The horrors inflicted on people are documented and real, and all for a grand bargain which never happened. (nice "legacy" you have there, Barry)
Obama finally speaks out on Trump's family separation (well, tbf, he was busy playing golf and didn't want to "play politics"
Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won't Show You - Obama administration prosecuted nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants between FY 2010-FY2016. They referred 1/5 of illegals for prosecution, which often resulted in family separations. (Barry normalized Trump's evil before Trumpy)


Why Even Viral-Fundraising Skeptics Can Feel Good About Donating to RAICES
Facebook fundraiser to help immigrant children tops $13 million


Office Of First Lady Calls Secret Service After Actor Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To Be Kidnapped | The Daily Caller - WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO
Stuart man charged with threatening Rep. Brian Mast's children over Trump policy

Giuliani's act of love sets off GOP furor - love life is causing trouble for the White House - has infuriated senior GOP officials, who are convinced that the former New York mayor is acting at the behest of his new girlfriend, Jennifer LeBlanc

Senate rejects billions in Trump spending cuts as two Republicans vote 'No' - outcome was startling because one of the opposing votes came from Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who does not normally buck the White House or GOP leadership. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a moderate and one of the Republicans who most frequently side with Democrats, cast the other GOP vote against the cuts.


With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight
Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary | TheHill

Voters More Focused on Control of Congress -- and the President -- Than in Past Midterms - GOP leads on economy, Democrats on health care, immigration (Dems always fix the Republican-broken economy so Repubicans can say they "fixed it" because last year is too complicated for voters)

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats. - The New York Times

CNN Poll: Support for Democrats ticks up - CNNPolitics (but the Red wave is coming)

Kobach'ss office tells counties to stop asking for proof of citizenship - to comply with a federal court ruling that bans proof of citizenship requirements, reversing preliminary guidance that left the issue in limbo for two days (contempt of court would have been inconvienient)
The New Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The elections director for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told county clerks in a conference call Tuesday to continue enforcing a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional. (who to believe? let's go with evil)
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "Leavenworth isn't that far." - 'I think "Immediately" is kind of open to interpretation'


Turning Point USA struggles with allegations of student sexual assault, harassment (training camp for young Republicans)

How emoji can kill: As gangs move online, social media fuel violence - The Washington Post - "cyber banging"



Obama On Legalizing Pot - YouTube (evolution is hard)

List & Map of MA Dispensaries : bostontrees
The Commission Staff will recommend Sira Naturals' application for Tier 3 Cultivation as the first completed license application to the Commission for approval on Thursday June 19 : bostontrees
July 1st what is the deal : bostontrees


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China and the Education Industrial Complex - Lawyers, Guns & Money (1/3 of foreign students are Chinese; Trump just destroyed higher education in America which presumeably was the idea all along)

'Homophobic and not very clever': why puto chants haunt Mexican football | Football | The Guardian

Russia cuts Treasury holdings in half as foreigners start losing appetite for US debt


U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Saying It's Anti-Israel


Eschaton: Of Course Trump Is Worse - But immigration activists were screaming about the Obama administration abuses (and they were abuses, just not the same) for years. The idea was that Obama would beat the crap out pf some immigrants for a few years and then the Republicans would be charmed by this and pass some sort of comprehensive immigration bill, the same way they came on board for a Grand Bargain (thank God they didn't) and an ACA compromise. We joke about the current President Deals but really it was Obama who was the original Deals. There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said -- no. But, somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time. (yeah, thanks Barry)

Would you like to know more? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (illegal immigrants "infesting" America)
'Infest' -- The Ugly Nazi History of Trump's Chosen Verb About Immigrants
US likely lost track of 6,000 unaccompanied children | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Stephen Miller, the Man Behind Family Separation - The Atlantic - the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.
Meghan McCain Calls Out First Daughter's Silence on Child Separation: 'Where Is Ivanka?'
Two charts demolish the notion that immigrants here illegally commit more crime - The Washington Post (the reverse is true, of course)

This is happening right now in this country - Lawyers, Guns & Money
JORGE RAMOS on Twitter: "Mexican government reports that a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome was separated from her mother. This is Trump's America

DHS Chief is Confronted With ProPublica Tape of Wailing ProPublica
The Reviews Are in, DHS Sec Nielsen Bombed at Her Briefing on Child Separations: 'My God' She's 'Bad at This'
White House Reporters Pummel DHS Head Nielsen Over Migrant Policy: 'How is This Not Child Abuse?' ("locking children is cages" is "not specific enough")

Family separations: Why news media are finally saying Trump is lying

Big majority disapprove of separating families at border - CNNPolitics - But among Republicans, there is majority support for the policy that has resulted in an uptick of children being separated from their families. (party of cruel assholes)
CBS News poll: Two-thirds of Americans say separating children, parents at border unacceptable - CBS News (one-third, all Republicans, say it's wonderful)
Former ICE Director: Some migrant family separations are permanent - ou could be creating thousands of immigrant orphans in the U.S
Listen to Children Who've Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border -- ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, "We have an orchestra here" (they cream "Mami" and "Papi" over and over ...
Nielsen becomes face of Trump's border separations -- The Homeland Security secretary has been seen as weak on enforcement, but on Monday she defended decisions that have left kids warehoused on the border. ("face of evil')
From 'I Alone Can Fix It' to 'Change the Laws!' - Trump once vowed he would single-handedly fix the system, but faced with an opportunity to end family separations at the border, he instead is passing the buck to Congress.
The GOP's Immigration Meltdown - Restrictionists may cost Republicans their majorities in Congress (and if the WSJ is worried ... and by the way, those aren't "cages")
Forget Tax Cuts. Trump Wants to Rally the G.O.P. Base Over Immigration. - The New York Times (evil white people pround to be evil)
The US Isn't Just Separating Children From Their Parents. It Also Has No Plan To Reunite Them. -- Immigration authorities have no intention of reuniting parents separated from their kids until
Donald Trump Jr. Likes Tweet Suggesting Children Separated From Parents at Border Are Crisis Actors
Laura Ingraham Compares Child Immigrant Detention Centers To Summer Camps | HuffPost - The Fox News host also quoted an article that likens the centers, some of which keep children in cage-like structures, to boarding school. (summer camp for ric child actors)


Trump Is Pushing the 'Devil's Schemes,' Says Gillibrand ... biblically 'evil' ... "if you were talking in Christian language."
Jim Carrey's New Painting Depicts Demons' Influence On Donald Trump (or Trump's on the demons, you decide)

/u/DNthecorner exposes the Trump Administration's contractor Cerberus Capital overseeing the separated immigrant children. Cerberus Capital is connected with child trafficking, prostitution, and abuse. : bestof (of course)

Rudy Giuliani Says His Calls To Suspend Mueller Probe Were Just A Casual Bluff | HuffPost
Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign | HuffPost - lawyer says he talked with two FBI agents in his suite at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Manafort in 'solitary confinement' to avoid attack by someone intent on 'street cred,' Trump ex-lawyer says | Fox News (or you-know-who)

Erik Prince: I 'Cooperated' With Mueller -The Trumpworld insider is under scrutiny for his alleged backchanneling with Russia, his work for China, and his plans for Afghanistan. He defends it all in a new interview.

Breaking: Michael Cohen, Holding His Cards Close to the Vest, Has Hired a New Lawyer | Vanity Fair - has now hired Guy Petrillo, who served as the chief of the criminal division in the S.D.N.Y. from 2008 to 2009.

Eschaton: A Healthy Political Movement - Good job everybody. -- (CNN) The armed man who for more than an hour blocked a highway near the Hoover Dam with an armored truck and held a sign that said "Release the OIG report" is in an Arizona jail accused of several felonies, police said Saturday ... The 568-page report was released this week, leaving Wright's message unclear.
QAnon, the Crazy Pro-Trump Conspiracy, Melts Down Over OIG Report

Hard-Partying Donald Trump Jr. Was Dubbed 'Diaper Don' in College, New Book Details

Trump loses temper over border wall funding - POLITICO - The president said at the meeting that if Congress doesn't give him the resources he needs for border security, he will shut down the government in September,

House GOP Unveils Budget to Fast-Track Tax Cuts, End Obamacare - Bloomberg

New poll shows close race for U.S. Senate Race in North Dakota - The statewide poll shows Kevin Cramer only holds a 4% lead over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp...that's within the poll's margin of error

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it's changing back -- The Midwest doesn't like Trump anymore; the Sourth likes him fine (it was always the heart of treason)


Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn't So Bad

A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He's Gay. And the Justices Don't Care

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country - The New York Times (just give them all your money)

When Both Men and Women Drop Out of the Labor Force, Why Do Economists Only Ask About Men? | Beat the Press | CEPR

Man, who at the age of 17 raped and killed a 6-year-old girl, is sentenced to at least 40 years in prison. : news

Left-handed People Could Be Getting the Wrong Mental Health Treatment, Research Suggests (right-handed normies)


Giant lasers pass new milestone towards fusion energy - They have shown that the fusion energy generated by the laser implosion of a deuterium-tritium fuel capsule is twice that of the kinetic energy of the implosion. : science

Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD : science
TIL of the bullshit asymmetry principle: The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. : todayilearned

The first pilot study to examine the 16:8 diet (8 hours of free eating between 10 am to 6 pm and 16 hours of fasting in-between) suggests that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure in obese individuals. : science


Woman who lied about being raped on college campus gets jail : news
[NSFW] CW: Abuse/Domestic Violence. A selfie of XXXTentacion's girlfriend after his alleged assault on her during their relationship.nsfw

What's a taboo question that you're too afraid or embarrassed to ask? : AskReddit
What is the dumbest question someone legitimately asked you? : AskReddit

Ajit Pai Now Trying To Pretend That Everybody Supported Net Neutrality Repeal : technology (all lies, all the time)

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Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'Space Force' (to take over the galaxy and deport all the aliens)

Trump just tweeted that "crime in Germany is way up" It's actually at its lowest level since 1992. -- You'll be shocked to learn the president sometimes says untrue things.

Former Israeli minister who smuggled ecstasy now accused of spying for Iran - Israel News - Haaretz.com - According to Shin Bet, Gonen Segev traveled twice to Iran to meet his handlers

Saudi women on the front line of change - The Washington Post

A Top Trump Aide Worked In Libya With Key Backers Of An Alleged "Sex Cult" Joe Hagin saw Libyan expatriate Basit Igtet as a golden goose. Igtet was more than that ... Igtet was deeply involved in NXIVM (it's all projection because they are incapable of an original thought)

SPLC Pays $3.3 Million Settlement to Counter-Extremism Group It Called 'Anti-Muslim'


Kim Jong Un More Popular Than Pelosi Among Republicans: Exclusive Poll Results - and Polosi isn't the most unpopular member of Congress.


Massachusetts Governor Cancels National Guard Deployment To Border, Citing 'Inhumane' Treatment Of Children And Families : news

Trump Repeats Assertion That Democrats Are to Blame for Separating Children at Border - The New York Times ("they refused to kiss my golden ass, so fuck those little gangbangers," he said
Has Trump finally gone too far? - The Washington Post (probably not, Max)
Trump administration could be holding 30,000 border kids by August, officials say
Eschaton: The Bullshit Spray Gun - The head of DHS is asserting, Spicey style, that up is down, PERIOD, and conservative media is running with "chain-link partitions are not cages." People are so depraved.
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says, 'We will not apologize'
Eschaton: These People Can't Tie Their Shoes - Aside from the evil, these people are incompetent. Would you trust them to take care of your kids, let alone thousands?
Eschaton - One can't hope for much in our "look forwards, not backwards [when it comes to holding rich people accountable]" nation, but hopefully some of these people will be scared to travel to another country for the rest of their lives.
Exclusive: Trump admin thought family separations would deter immigrants. They haven't
DHS Secretary Says There's No Family Separation Policy 'Period' -- Last week, DHS announced that nearly 2,000 kids had been separated from their parents during a six-week period ending last month.
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Poll: Republicans Approve of Trump's Family Separation Policy (well, cruel evil people voted for cruelty and evil)
Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers - The New York Times
Texas deputy accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old threatened her mother with deportation, sheriff says | Crime | Dallas News
Senator Ben Sasse - Posts (bad Republicans worried about looking bad)
Ann Coulter Smears Immigrant Children as 'Child Actors' She cited a supposed New Yorker article that does not seem to exist (says Soros hired a bunch of midgets to impersonate children)

Justice Kennedy Still Won't Rule on Gerrymandering -- The latest SCOTUS opinions show that the other justices are still trying to convince their swing voter to make up his mind. (evil fucking asshole)
Supreme Court Refuses to Address Partisan Gerrymandering - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Attention, Democrats and Donors: Defend Mueller Now -- or Kiss Your Country Goodbye (Pelosi says shut up)
Republicans continue to play clueless on the Russia investigation - The Washington Post

Donald Trump's Deep State

Well, the Report Certainly Vindicated the Pretext Trump Used to Fire Comey - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may surprised to learn that I do not find Trump's argument that the FBI conspired against him byhaving an insubordinate director issue multiple prejudicial statements about Hillary Clinton while suppressing disclosure of the investigation of the Trump campaign entirely convincing: (no one in government allowed not to kiss the golden asshole)
Joint and several liability - Lawyers, Guns & Money

There may have been an FBI conspiracy involving the 2016 election. But not the one you think. - The Washington Post - In contrast, a group of FBI agents in the bureau's New York office seems to have been doing everything it could in the fall of 2016 to make sure Clinton wouldn't become president

Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best

Jeff Sessions Is Killing Civil Rights - The Atlantic - Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement (little Jeffy fucking the country)


Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida's Political Tomorrowland - Republican's political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando. (rich white supremecists)

Opinion | Riling Up the Base May Backfire on Trump - The New York Times - There are as many moderate Republicans as there are evangelicals in the party. (well, they are still in the 92% of rabid Trumpsters, so ...
Don't become the party of Trump

Tom Scocca on Twitter: "OK let's talk for a minute about what a fraud Salena Zito is, and how S.E. Cupp carried on that fraud for her in @nytopinion https://t.co/foeFB4vir5"
Eschaton: Bari Weiss Just Can't Find The Google On Her Internet - Bari Weiss Just Can't Find The Google On Her Internet - OK let's talk for a minute about what a fraud Salena Zito is, and how S.E. Cupp carried on that fraud for her in @nytopinion pic.twitter.com/MbXucaJf87
A Bullshit Artist Turducken - Lawyers, Guns & Money - S.E. Cupp, a conservative publishing in the New York Times opinion pages and as such held to no editorial standards whatsoever, provides an example of the kind of salt-of-the-Earth white-working-class voter the Democrats just can't persuade, recycled from Trump Whisperer and grifter Salena Zito: (cancel your subscriptions)

Eschaton: Women Can Be Bad, Too - There is an annoying tendency to assume that women are always a softening force in politics, that they will make things a bit less bad, like your mommy kissing your boo boo. Women can be bad, too. They just tend to have fewer opportunities to do so.

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin - POLITICO

How the end of the MTV era led to a music video renaissance

Norman Pearlstine Named Editor of The Los Angeles Times - The New York Times - previously served in top editorial positions at The Wall Street Journal, Time Inc. and Bloomberg.
Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times


US states with the most psychopaths - Connecticut wins the dubious award of most psychopathic state in the US, followed by California in second, and New Jersey third. New York and Wyoming tie for joint fourth place, followed by Maine. The least psychopathic state is West Virginia, followed by Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico. ... and MA at 15 (fake science)

New York's Health Department Plans to Recommend Legalizing Marijuana ... Cuomo says ... "facts have changed" (not his stupid racist ideas)

Giant Hogweed, which can cause burns and blindness, found in Virginia - which can grow to almost 15 feet.

XXXtentacion shot in Miami and has no pulse : Music
XXXTentacion, controversial rapper, shot dead in Florida aged 20 - BBC News


'Helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems - Children whose parents were over-controlling at age two struggled to manage their emotions later in life, study finds. : science


Doctors and nurses of Reddit, have you ever witnessed a couple have a child that was obviously not the father's? If so, what happened? : AskReddit

Lifecourse Associates: The Four Turnings

What do you hate the most about reddit? : AskReddit


From LinkedIn and Yahoo to TVs and WiFi routers, these are default data privacy settings worth changing - The Washington Post

Video shows Tesla bursting into flames on L.A. street 'out of the blue' (you're driving a flame-bomb)

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Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes (you've got some very dark history there yourself, popester)


Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children -- and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms
Melania Trump weighs in on her husband's cruel policy. Where are you, Ivanka?
Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations - The New York Times - Melania Trump hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together
Collins opposes family separations at border, but calls Democratic bill too broad - Portland Press Herald - Maine's Republican senator calls for again trying to pass the bipartisan immigration deal that fell apart in February. (fuck you Susie, and fuck you too Maine Republifucks and you too Elliot Cutler)
Susan Collins: Active Supporter of American Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you knew who she was +Sherrod Brown and Debbie Stabenow afraid of losing racist voters)
Both Sides Do It, The Unshakeable Script - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Every single Democratic Senator has signed on to a bill to limit Donald Trump's arbitrary child kidnapping policy: (+NYT lies as much as Trump: 100% Dems opposed; 0% Republicans opposed to Trump's kidnapping = "both sides")

The totalitarian mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Approximately 40% of this country, give or take, is just fine with the president saying that black is white on Monday, and that white is black on Tuesday, and then insisting on Wednesday that he never said black was white or white was black. An undetermined portion of that group will not notice the contradictory nature of the president's statements; another portion simply won't care about those contradictions; another portion will applaud the contradictions for being contradictory. This is the psychology that makes totalitarianism possible. (Republicans favor child separation by a large margin -- the party of cruelty and death)

This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral - "They just ran me over, bro"
Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks On | HuffPost
Eschaton: Fauxtrage - You just care about imprisoned toddlers because it makes Trump look bad, libturds.
Eschaton: Monsters - Really we just need to listen to (checks notes) people who thinks it's cool to take kids from their parents and put them in cages. Be their friends. Acknowledge their points of view. Bridge the divide.

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Tactic - The New York Times ("Nancy Pelosi is down there tearing families apart. I've tried to stop here but she keeps doing it."
'America is better than this': What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children (not anymore +no touching the MS-13 babies)



> Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign - The Washington Post

Instead of Trump's propaganda, how about a nice 'truth sandwich'? - Last week was a particularly rough one for journalists and truth-seeking citizens. -- President Trump declared the news media the nation's worst enemy. (insufficient subservience to the Trump Master, they dared to ask a question of his cosmic highness)

When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never Here's why


Southern Baptist Convention 2018: Raleigh White Baptist Church expelled from denomination over racism claim - CBS News - Raleigh White Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. (yeah, that's really its name)
Georgia church expelled by Southern Baptists over racism claim : news
UCC churches look to organize progressive Christian voice - "The reality is that Southern Baptists dont' speak for all Christians" (just most of them)
Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War - The Atlantic - America's largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture. (well, the young and black ones, anyway)


Five myths about marriage - The Washington Post

Cash-only possible for first pot sales in Mass. - The Boston Globe

Muscular strength as a strong predictor of mortality: A narrative review : science


People who ran into the "weird kid" from school years later, how did he or she turn out? : AskReddit


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Chimps and orangutans could be extinct by the end of the century, scientists warn
Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans - The New York Times


The World Cup is already beset by empty seats. FIFA is baffled. - The Washington Post (Putin's WC scam all the way down)


Trump told Shinzo Abe he'd ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan ... which would result in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe losing his next election (if you do not obey you will suffer the consequences: Trump now world dictator, after Putin of course)

Eschaton: New Rule - If you are a Democratic president, do not appoint Republicans to top law enforcement, defense, intelligence, and diplomacy jobs. GOP Daddies are bad. (for the 1,000th time, thanks again, Barry)

Was a breastfeeding infant really taken from an immigrant mother? The answer to this and other questions about families separated at the border (yes, and other atrocities)
Doctors Concerned About 'Irreparable Harm' To Separated Migrant Children : NPR
Results of Congressional Democrats's Dangerous Immigration Policies (Democrats separating families at the border is the offical lie of the United States of America so there, cry libtards, we own you)
Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents - The Washington Post (Dems will bow down to hinm)
Christian Leaders To Jeff Sessions: The Bible Does Not Justify Separating Families | HuffPost - "It goes against pretty much the entire Bible in the ethos of Jesus, and it's deeply un-Christian" (define "Christian")
"Coco," a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment

China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million (hey, NYT, could you send a reporter to that Iowa diner with the Trumpster?)


Donald dreams of dictators - POLITICO - In the three years since he first descended his golden escalator to announce his presidential bid, Trump has made clear he yearns for fealty along with authority.

Watergate prosecutor says Manafort may never again 'see the outside of a jail cell'
The best and worst thing about rich white guys going to jail is that it inspires a conversation about our brutal criminal justice system.

Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer


"He Hate, Hate, Hates It" : Sessions Fumes as Kushner Gets Pardon Fever With Kim Kardashian and liberals like Van Jones, the princely Trump son-in-law is trying to reset his reputation. But not everyone in the administration is happy about it ... The source said Kardashian gave Kushner a list of people to pardon, some of whom are hip-hop artists


Melania Trump Spent Her Husband's Birthday Away from Her Husband (she had "meetings")

Nobody wants an October surprise - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Matthew Miller on Twitter: "This Oct. 5 email from Comey to Brennan and Clapper on publicly acknowledging Russian interference is infuriating." (yeah, no number of books and redemption tours will fix his evil Republican stupidity)
"She Can Take It" in re: the recent Comey Comedy Classics:

Journalists Remain Incapable of Dealing with Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump's lies
Trump's gaslighting is about to get a lot worse
Blotting Out the Sun - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton: But Jeff Flake Tweets - There will come a time when the Trump era is over and media figures who spent a lot of time tut-tutting critics on the Left (naughty words!) and elevating critics on the Right (save us, Bill Kristol, you're our only hope), will welcome the "normal" Republican party back to power as if they haven't supported everything Trump has done.

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@ggreenwald is on white nationalist @TuckerCarlson's Fox News show hyping the latest GOP-fueled conspiracy theory. #FearlessAndAdversarial https://t.co/rgho5MG1mM"
Today on Tucker's White Power Hour....Mr. Glenn Greenwald, Again! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (GG continues his descent)

Opinion | I Was Fired for Making Fun of Trump - The New York Times (Hedgies gutting newspapers and firing journalists who do now swear loyalty to Trumpster)

North Carolina Republicans Are Back With a New Plan for Strict Voter Laws - The New York Times (lie, cheat, steal, plunder, rape)

Status threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote | PNAS (racists losing white priviledge)


#LivingWhileBlack: Man confronts swimmers about showering at hotel pool - The Washington Post (don't do stupid racist shit, you'll wind up on Facebook)

Tipping the pay scales: Initiative 77 could dramatically alter D.C. restaurant culture - would require restaurants and bars to pay tipped workers a full minimum wage


Why we shouldn't look to female critics to support women-centric movies - Women and people of color donn't all think the same (they might not like you women-inclusive movie)

Political Fundraisers Face Harassment From An Endless Stream Of Men With Money | HuffPost (another grab and grope industry)

Globe, after extensive review, suspends columnist - The Boston Globe - said Friday that it will suspend columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months after an examination of his work found significant problems in a series of radio interviews and some public remarks he made in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

The face in the waves - The Boston Globe

15 perfect summer days for 15 Cape Cod towns - The Boston Globe - A Perfect Day in Bourne

ELI5: How does the ocean go through two tide cycles in a day, where the moon only passes 'overhead' once every 24 hours? : explainlikeimfive

Five myths about Alzheimer's disease

NIH cancels $100 million study of moderate drinking as inescapably compromised - The Washington Post


Mindfulness can act as a buffer against the pain and distress of social rejection. According to a new study, people who have greater levels of mindfulness - or the tendency to maintain attention on and be aware of the present moment - are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others : science
Meditation
faq - Meditation
Mindfulness In Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana Vipassana Meditation

Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy will have supply returned : news

u/ILoveBeingPostWall explains how abusive people operate and why people stay in such relationships : bestof

TIL that almost any parent-child combination of eye colors can occur. The genetics of eye colour are complex and has moved on from the original thought that eye colour was determined by a single gene, with brown being dominant and blue recessive. : todayilearned

TIL Slow eaters were 42% less likely to be overweight or obese than fast eaters. Even normal-speed eaters had a 29% lower risk of being overweight : todayilearned

u/ernieball eloquently describes what it feels like to go into labor : bestof
What's the most single thing you've ever done? : AskReddit

s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians - The social network is letting some political ads slip through without the required verification, while blocking promotional posts by news organizations, which are pushing back. (Zuckerfucking all the way down)

Europe's GDPR is Killing Email Marketing, to the Disappointment of No One : technology

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The Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop The Shooter Was Accused Of Sexually Harassing One Of The Victims - Two female students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas reported a 39-year-old campus guard for sexual harassment. One of the girls later died in the massacre.


Trump Looked Strong, But So Did Kim; North Korea May Have Gained More | Monmouth University Polling Institute | Monmouth University
Donald Trump Wants Attention Like Kim Jong Un Gets From North Koreans | HuffPost - Trump later said he was joking with his comments about the North Korean dictator.
'Dictator Envy': Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un widens his embrace of totalitarian leaders
Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un (why he's envious of every authoritarian murdering dictator)

'Why can't we just do it?' : Trump nearly upended summit with abrupt changes ... After arriving in Singapore on Sunday, an antsy and bored Trump urged his aides to demand that the meeting with Kim be pushed up by a day -- to Monday -- and had to be talked out of altering the long-planned and carefully negotiated summit date on the fly, according to two people familiar with preparations for the event. (the toddler in chief)

The 49 wildest quotes from Donald Trump's bananas interview with Fox News (unhinged lying moron)

"There's No Stopping Him": Trump Insists on a Putin Summit - After Singapore, the President is pressing ahead with the meeting that he's always wanted

Trump wants to be called tough. - He is getting exactly what he wants.


This isn't religion. It's perversion ... the Trump administration the very next day claimed that it had the divine right to rip children from their parent's arms at the border (the core of Evangelical Christianity)
Eschaton: We Do Love Children In America - I don't have children. For decades (I am old enough that I can say this - two decades!) people have been telling me some version of "you just don't get it" about numerous subjects, often only tangentially related to the having of children, because I do not have them. -- Yah, well, I see parents thinking it's cool to put toddlers in concentration camps, so maybe having children is not the empathy giver it is supposed to be.

Jeff Sessions cites Romans 13, a Bible passage used to defend slavery, in defense of family separations - The Washington Post
Stephen Colbert: "If we let this happen in our name, we are a Feckless Country" : television


Feds have reassembled Michael Cohen's shredded documents, discovered over 700 pages of encrypted messages

Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Judge Cites New Obstruction of Justice Charges - The New York Times - new charges that Mr. Manafort had tried to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses after he had been granted bail.
Paul Manafort = Evidence of Collusion | Just Security

Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Probe Must Be Suspended 'Tomorrow' After DOF Report - "Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions have a chance to redeem themselves, and that chance comes about tomorrow." (you know, the report that said Clinton was fine and the FBI supported Trump +Rudy is pure evil)
The Report's Real Message: Trump Is Lying (and the Russians swarm the comments)
Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative - The New York Times (just look at him)

IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed | Fox News (treason, I tell you)

Trump's America does not care - Robert Kagan - It turns out there was a third option: the United States as rogue superpower, neither isolationist nor internationalist, neither withdrawing nor in decline, but active, powerful and entirely out for itself.

Pence turns VP's office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Shrinking map boosts Democrats in battle for the Senate - POLITICO - Republicans are still favored to keep their majority, but several Democratic incumbents in red states look likely to survive.

These women have won their primaries. Will they be elected in November? -- So far, there are 101 female candidates who are not incumbents who will be on the ballot in November. Many could make history -- but most face a difficult road to victory.


California sees $9 billion surplus, passes budget to help poor : news (Make America Californian Again)


Eschaton: Bruni - Frank Bruni was the worst campaign reporter in 2000, then a horrible Vatican reporter, than America's worst restaurant critic, and then a simultaneously boring and bad columnist, which is a talent. Bad enough that you roll your eyes, but boring and inconsequential enough that you just don't care enough to bother to complain. Who does he have pictures of? I mean, I grudgingly have to admit, as much as it pains me, that people like Brooks and Dowd have had, at least at times, admiring audiences. Bruni? It's weird.


Eschaton: Tough On Democrats - The reasons are complicated and not entirely clear, but my entire adult life, people in positions of authority and power have felt the need to prove they are "tough on Democrats." Whether it's the supposedly liberal media, including the eventheliberalmedia, the Democratic president of United States, the head of the FBI, ... I mean, I'm tough on Democrats too, but generally from The Left, which is a different sort of thing and absent most other places.


Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America's Biggest Companies -- Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They're passed over for promotions and raises. They're fired when they complain.


Urged by Mpls. police, EMS staff subdued dozens with a sedative - StarTribune.com - EMS workers used date rape drug ketamine, stopping some suspect's hearts or breathing (saves them from doing a chokehold)


Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says - The New York Times ... traits like "positive personality," likability, courage, kindness and being "widely respected" according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records ... Harvard conducted an internal investigation into its admissions policies in 2013 and found a bias against Asian-American applicants. But Harvard never made the findings public or acted on them.


My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me - The New York Times - I am that guy. -- A little over a year ago, my wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, published a Modern Love essay called "You May Want to Marry My Husband." At 51, Amy was dying from ovarian cancer. She wrote her essay in the form of a personal ad. It was more like a love letter to me.

Weird Al - Covers [Rock] Al played 77 shows from Feb-June 2018, and closed the show with 77 different covers. They're all fucking great. : Music | "Weird Al" Yankovic - 77 Cover Songs - YouTube
Disguised Christina Aguilera And Jimmy Fallon Sing In New York Subway | HuffPost


People more likely to trust and cooperate if they can tolerate ambiguity. New research shows that behavior in social situations is influenced by the ability to accept uncertain outcomes : science


Pluto in 8K : pics

[Serious] Survivors of attempted murder, what is your story? : AskReddit

What is the craziest thing you have ever seen your mother do? : AskReddit

What plan backfired spectacularly? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Because They're Stupid - And that is what Elon and Rahm have done to me with their Tunnel of Love ride to the airport. I will never be able to stop talking about this or thinking about it or wanting to explain just how stupid it is even though the stupidest is part is that it will never be built and I need to spend my time thinking about more important things like past seasons of The Bachelor.

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North Korea summit: Israeli government report questions Trump's optimism - Axios

Trump development partner hires Chinese firm for construction | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Angus Johnston on Twitter: "New York Times, April 1933: "A little patience and decent protests" will curb Hitler's anti-semitism. "
It's Complicated - Lawyers, Guns & Money


It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care - What's going on at the border is horrifying, but we can't go numb and turn away. (as US goes full Hitler, the day has come)
Jeff Sessions uses Bible to defend zero-tolerance border policy to church leaders ("President Jesus would lock up those little gangbangers in a heartbeat," Sessions said, in his country-boy drawl)
DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families (child cruelty and abuse)
Trump admin will house migrant kids in tents in Tornillo, Texas - The Trump administration has selected a border facility near El Paso to build a tent city with 450 beds for migrant children.
Incarcerating Kids is a Lucrative Business - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cult of personality - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. Also their beds and the towels they shower with.

Breastfeeding Mother Says Officials Took Her Baby At Immigrant Detention Center | HuffPost - President Donald Trump has ordered the separation of undocumented families as a "zero-tolerance" border policy (and 100% pure evil)


The key takeaways from the Justice Deptartment inspector general's report

Pressure on Michael Cohen intensifies as Mueller stays focused on the Trump attorney - The Washington Post
Why Michael Cohen is possibly the biggest threat to Trump - The Washington Post
Cohen signals openness to cooperating with federal investigators - CNNPolitics (openness to sending Trump to jail)
Trump's campaign to discredit Michael Cohen is already underway

Why untrue tweets from Trump shouldn't be unchallenged in headlines

Melania Trump's rebuke of Rudy Giuliani is a reminder that she isn't speaking up for the president
New York's highest court rejects Trump's attempts to stop Zervos defamation suit

Anticipation builds for report on FBI's Clinton probe (they helped get him elected but lock her up)

Sarah Sanders leaving: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to depart the White House by year's end - CBS News

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation - The New York Times

Comey Cited as 'Insubordinate,' but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
James Comey: This Report Says I Was Wrong. But That's Good for the F.B.I.
James Comey Committed Misconduct That Affected the 2016 Elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money - and there was nothing inappropriate about the decision not to charge Clinton:
James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, DOJ Inspector General Finds | HuffPost (of course he did)
Nothing but respect for my president - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Note for non-Twitterers: Yes this is from her Twitter account. --> "But My Emails"
How Lisa Page and Peter Strzok explained their text messages about President Trump - The Washington Post


'This is the new Republican Party' - The final GOP holdouts to Donald Trump whimper into oblivion. (now the party of white supremecisim and pure evil)
Republicans embrace the 'cult' of Trump, ignoring warning signs

Higgins says he will no longer back 'misguided' Pelosi ("aloof and frenetic" also +Pelosi and Schumer's widely mocked "A Better Deal")

It's a really big deal that SF elected London Breed as mayor - first woman of color to win election for mayor (Pelosi's old job after Moscone was assassinated)

Rep. Steve King Won't Answer Questions About His Neo-Nazi Retweets | HuffPost -- The Iowa Republican has been endorsing tweets from a guy who rants about Jews and the fall of Western civilization.

In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests - The New York Times (to limit free speech, of course)

The civility racket - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Frank Bruni is an idiot, what bubbles do these people live in?)

Today In Texas Justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The New York Times recently published two exceptional pieces of investigative reporting by Pamela Colloff about the conviction of Joe Bryan for the alleged murder of his wife. I cannot say with absolute certainty that he is innocent of these charges. But I can say the story the state used to convict him is exceptionally implausible:


The Intellectual Derp Web - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Amazing how many high-profile public appearances the most silenced pundits in America make. (#metoo has gone too far, and look who the headliner is and did Jordan ask for too much money?)

McGill music student awarded $350,000 after girlfriend stalls career | Montreal Gazette - She wrote an email posing as him, turning down a $50,000-a-year scholarship so that he wouldn't leave her


Michigan State Chief Said Abuse Victim Would Get 'Kickback' for Stirring Up Survivors, Emails Show - John M. Engler, the newly minted interim president of Michigan State University, (MSU repeated their mistake of course and as usual look at his pic)


Digital devices during family time could exacerbate bad behavior - Parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, playtime, and bedtime, may lead children to show more frustration, hyperactivity, whining, sulking or tantrums. : science


Theoretically if there were 6 black holes making a cube shape that blocked off all entrances and you went into the empty space between the black holes (without getting sucked in) what would happen to space and time around you and outside of the theoretical black hole cube? : askscience
Are black holes three dimensional? : askscience


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Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme


Century-old film of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake aftermath turned up at a California flea market


What screams "I'm uneducated"? : AskReddit
What question did you post on askreddit that you still want answers to because it got barely any responses? : AskReddit
JusticeOfficial comments on I've spent 10 years with this 160gb monster in my pocket, it's been with me in every single trip, journey and commute I've made since I was 20. Today it played its last song. Farewell, you magnificent bastard.


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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious trouble. - The Washington Post - pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year ... The result also reinforces that nations have a short window -- perhaps no more than a decade -- to cut greenhouse gas emissions if they hope to avert some of the worst consequences of climate change. (apres Trump, le deluge - While he continues his war on your so-called "science")


113 Politicians Have Been Killed Ahead Of Mexico's Election. There Are Still Two Weeks To Go. - A politician killed on a public bus. A candidate murdered while taking a selfie. This campaign season may be the deadliest ever. (America's biggest export is violence and murder)

Irish Catholic hospitals 'will have to perform abortions' - BBC News - doctors, nurses or midwives could opt out of performing procedures on conscience grounds. - However, entire institutions will not have that option.

Xenophobia Meets Reality in Italy

It's time to stop laughing at Nigerian scammers -- because they're stealing billions of dollars


Senators Press Ajit Pai on DDOS Attack His Agency Made Up : technology (they lie all the time about everything)


In Kim he trusts. Trump sounds naive after meeting North Korea's leader ... "my instinct" ... reminiscent of when George W. Bush proclaimed early in his presidency that he peered into Vladimir Putin's eyes, saw his soul and concluded that the Russian leader was trustworthy. (liars believe each other +"we have 32,000 soldiers in South Korea ... that's not part of the equation right now." SKorea Trump's new "moocher" nation)
Was the Trump-Kim summit a huge success or a colossal failure? - The Washington Post ... "We expected it would be a flop, but it's floppier than anything we expected. The [post-summit] declaration is pretty much meaningless.
Trump's Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron - Even by this blowhard's YUGE standards, it's been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.
The Kim Con -- Trump isn't trying to win over North Korea's leader. He's using him to win over you
'Harebrained': National Security Council owns up to widely derided Trump video | US news | The Guardian (so the NSC is pure facist)
The Sensational Idiocy of Donald Trump's Propaganda Video for Kim Jong Un
Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize | TheHill - a little more than a month after a group of House Republicans sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee formally requesting that the president be nominated for the coveted prize.
I'm not sure it's possible to capture an entire era in one image, but Dennis Rodman running a cryptocurrency grift on live TV from the North Korea summit while wearing a MAGA is a serious nominee


Today In Trump Authoritarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

California woman 'in shock' after ICE agents detain father, a legal resident, outside home ... Kaufman said it wasn't clear to him why ICE officials decided to target this man two decades later. (Trump ICE fuckers loadind people in boscars)


Eschaton: Wow The News Is Just Dominated By Fretting Deficit Hawks - Just kidding they only get thawed from their pods when Democrats are in charge. -- The U.S. government had a $147 billion budget deficit in May, an increase of 66 percent from the same month last year as the ledger took a hit from declining revenue and higher spending, according to Treasury Department data released on Tuesday.

Partisan Asymmetry And the Courts - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Michael Berube's new article for Democracy ... One of the pleasures of it is that he actually read Mark Lilla's book-length version of late-period liberal contrarianism, which is even worse than I imagined, but also bad in ways that are instructive. This is a really crucial point: (and this!:) Only someone with no understanding of American politics, someone even less literate about the separation of powers than Glenn Greenwald, would be so cavalierly dismissive of the judicial system.
R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism : Democracy Journal


Robert Mueller files request for 150 blank subpoenas in Paul Manafort case

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say - ABC News
Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team
Prosecutors 'preparing paperwork' to arrest Michael Cohen: MSNBC


Trump is everything Republicans said Obama was - The Washington Post - They called Obama an inexperienced, self-serving celebrity. Then their party chose Trump.

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State (you will swear loyalty to the Supreme Trumpster)

New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case - The New York Times
Customs and Border Protection agent faces inquiry after questioning reporter about her sources - The Washington Post

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group - The Washington Post (corruption is a full-time job)


Lawyer moves to seize Stormy Daniels' crowdfunding cash in Avenatti spat (the dirty background)


Primary election results: Virginia, Nevada, Maine, South Carolina winners and losers - Vox

Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin District Trump Won Big | HuffPost - A court had to order Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to call the special election because he tried to block it. (because fuck your democracy)

Virginia GOP Senate Nominee: Locking Up Hillary Clinton 'Might Just Happen' - Trump loyalist Corey Stewart
Winner of Virginia Republican Senate Primary Suggests His Opponent Should Be Jailed - In other words, he's a carpetbagger, but for racism
Massive Resistance - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Meet your Republican candidate for Senate from the great state of Virginia:
Who is Corey Stewart - Virginia Senate Candidate is Not a "Firebrand" and He's Not a 'Far-Right Activist' - How are reporters still struggling to call people like Corey Stewart what they are?

The new poll about Ohio's 2018 election should worry Republicans - Democrat Richard Cordray leading Republican Mike DeWine in the governor's race, 43 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.

Mark Sanford Latest to Learn That Being Anti-Trump Is a Losing Game in GOP Primaries

Nevada pimp Dennis Hof wins GOP primary, ousts incumbent - ABC News - a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker - Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side.


This is really happening: Measure to split California into three states qualifies for November ballot ... California would be reduced to a coastal strip running south from Monterey to just past Los Angeles ... Voters approved breaking California into two states in 1859, but Congress never acted on that request. (Calexit: evil blunder-capitalist looks to pick up 2 house seats and 4 senators for exteme right-wing)

Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis : news (the Sacklers of Death)



Emile Hirsch Brutally Assaulted a Female Film Executive. He's Now Starring in the New Tarantino Film.

Editors at Boston Review quit over decision to retain Junot Dmaz despite sexual misconduct allegations : books


#JoggerJoe arrested after throwing homeless man's belongings in lake - Second recent incident at Lake Merritt setting off debates on race, homelessness and gentrification - Henry William Sintay (will be famous on the internets for all eternity for being an asshole evil racist)

My Suicide Week | HuffPost - Reliving hell in the 24-hour suicide news cycle.

Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking (blood sport used to be family entertainment in FL)


City Council passes tough rules that limit Airbnb rentals ... 2,000 apartments ... being used as "de facto hotels"

Standoff with man wanted for kidnapping dog ends peacefully in Methuen - The Boston Globe
Cyclist finds thumbtacks faceup in Newton bike lane, warns others to watch out - The Boston Globe



People who overestimate their understanding of political issues are more likely to believe conspiracy theories, according to new research. : science

Today's dads spend more time, provide more care and are more loving toward their kids than ever before, finds national study of 2,194 fathers. There was also a correlation between fathers who exhibit negative aspects of traditional masculinity and fathers who are less involved with their children.

Health impact of smoking : bostontrees (dope)


Men of reddit, what is something you wish every woman knew? : AskReddit


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Russia and the NRA Is a Match Made in Trumpland - meddling in 2016 was just one of the kleptocracy's ventures


Opinion | First They Came for the Migrants - The New York Times
A Systematic Campaign of White Supremacist Terrorism - Lawyers, Guns & Money (simply put)
Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children | McClatchy Washington Bureau (they are little gang members smuggled in to our white country)


Opinion | Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore - The New York Times
Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit - The New York Times
Two Truthless Leaders Just Signed an Agreement That Commits No One to Anything - The Trump-Kim summit on North Korean denuclearization concludes with...something.
'Alpha male' handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves
'A great honor' : In a bid for history, Trump flatters North Korea

Eschaton: Rocket Man - I know a lot has to do with sticking it to the Obama that lives in his head, but I still haven't seen a clear explanation for why Trump seems to have genuine affection for Kim Jong-Un.

"The Era of Primal Trump" : Insiders Fear Trump Is Lurching from One Nuclear Showdown to Another - Advisers worry that with Singapore in the rearview mirror, "It's going to hit the fan pretty soon."
The North Korea summit was a triumph of Trumpian stagecraft, and the media fell for it - The Washington Post (first the threats to build fear and suspence, then he saves the day)
Trump movie trailer: Reporters thought bizarre video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House. - The Washington Post ... Some wondered if Trump had not, in fact, just provided U.S.-sanctioned propaganda to one of the country's oldest adversaries.

Trump says he'll punish 'the people of Canada' because of Tru deau's news conference - Toronto Star - because of the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau criticized Trump's tariffs ... It is not clear why Trump reacted to Trudeau's post-G7 news conference with such anger. There, Trudeau expressed the same polite criticism of the steel and aluminum tariffs, and same promise to stand up for Canadians, he had been expressing for a full week. (no one is allow to criticize Trump)
Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada - The Washington Post (+"Great 8" group of authoritarian tyrants Trump has bonded with)


Mueller sees Russian effort to influence 2018 midterms - POLITICO

Judge orders Mueller to identify unnamed figures in Manafort indictment - POLITICO

Rosenstein plans to call on House to investigate its own staff - CNNPolitics

Judge in Emoluments Case Questions Defense of Trump's Hotel Profits (DOJ defending their master)

Eschaton: Trump Is Uniquely Bad... In Some Ways - Sometimes I make somewhat not in vogue points about how, Actually, George Bush was worse than Trump. Obviously Trump is catching up fast and I have never denied that this was possible and likely. Still there's a weird amnesia about past presidents and their administrations. George and Dick were not just right of center politicians who I quibbled with, and nor were their boosters. They did evil things incompetently, which made them more evil.

Rudy Giuliani's wife filed for divorce after his affair with married woman

Trump Health and Human Services Secretary Questions Administration Position on Pre-Existing Conditions - Cruelty Is a Pre-Existing Condition

'It's obscene' : GOP candidate seethes as Trump embraces Democratic senator


Federal judge clears AT&T's bid for Time Warner with no conditions
The AT&T-Time Warner Merger and the End of Net Neutrality Are a Nightmare Combination for Consumers : technology


Laurene Powell Jobs is investing in media, education, sports and more. What does she want? - The Washington Post - She's inventing a new brand of philanthropic power. What is her vision and where is it taking us? ... In July, Emerson Collective purchased a majority stake in the Atlantic, a 161-year-old pillar of the journalistic establishment.


WTOP | Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Loudoun Co.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success? - The New York Times - Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar - The New York Times - John Kidd - by Jack Hitt (gauchos and gauleiters +Grandma Moses )


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Shocking News: Pipeline Backed by Trudeau Leaks in British Columbia, Canada - Justin Trudeau's hands are covered in crude - I know how hard this is to believe, but an energy pipeline broke and spilled, and then the local government where it happened lied about the extent of the damage, while the company that owned the pipeline stood back and let the local government take the reaction in the teeth.

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau (lock thenm all up for treason)

Net neutrality is officially dead. Here's how you'll notice it's gone


Trump's New World Order - How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran

British campaigners file US lawsuit against firms controlled by Arron Banks | Politics | The Guardian - Case filed in a Mississippi court alleges data mined in UK was illegally sent abroad by two of Banks's companies - the pro-Brexit donor, following allegations that the firms may have violated UK data protection rules in an attempt to sway the 2016 vote to leave the EU.


Escalating Clash With Canada, Trump Is Isolated Before North Korea Meeting - The New York Times (Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore is at least 2 inches taller than Dumpster)
Murderous Dictator Meets Dishonest President Behind Closed Doors | HuffPost - How will the American public know what they actually said? They may not.

Moments before summit, Trump tweets economic adviser Larry Kudlow has had a heart attack

Trump's 'Bully' Attack on Trudeau Outrages Canadians
Trudeau takes his turn as Trump's principal antagonist, and Canadians rally around him
What led to Trump's outburst against Trudeau: Behind the scenes at the G7

"We're America, Bitch" - "Obama apologized to everyone for everything. He felt bad about everything.." The official said that Trump "doesn't feel like he has to apologize for anything America does." (America = Trump +Dick Cheney, again +racist dimbulb Trump voters)
It's Important to Remember We're Currently Ruled by the Dumbest People Available- "We're America, bitch."

First photos emerge of shadowy Manafort aide tied to Russian intelligence - Konstantin Kilimnik, the shadowy Russian political operative indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller, has led such an intensely secretive life that no photograph of him has ever emerged in public. Until now.


There's actually lots of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion
The Terrible Arguments Against the Constitutionality of the Mueller Investigation - Lawfare


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ohio Voter Purge Policies, a Win for Voter Suppression and Republicans - Right on cue, the Supreme Court's conservatives throw an alley-oop to vote suppressers.
Supreme Court in 5-4 Decision, greenlights Ohio voter purges in Husted v. Randolph.
Sonia Sotomayor's Dissent in the Big Voter Purge Case Points to How the Law Might Still Be Struck Down


Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show - The Washington Post

Report: White House Pays People To Tape Documents Trump Rips Apart | HuffPost -- It's his "unoffical" filing system (which is totally illegal but he doesn't give a shit about your laws and shreds everything that he sees)
Finally, A Transparent Administration That Follows the Rules - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him ... What's funny about this is that the media decided the most important issue facing the country in 2016 was Hillary Clinton's compliance with information security best practices. Well, not ha-ha funny.
Warren Terra on Twitter: "Attn: @dandrezner "White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him" https://t.co/uEHc7ROjyf" - That he habitually tears up papers & drops them on the FLOOR for someone else to pick up is a symbol of his self-centeredness. He shows total contempt for the office & total disregard for anyone else. I can't fathom being that arrogant

A senior White House aide is reportedly sharing fake stories with staffers to identify who's leaking to the press

Robert De Niro Says 'Fuck Trump' Twice At Tony Awards -- profanity-laden speech was bleeped in the CBS telecast.

John Oliver Shreds Sean Hannity For 'S**ttiest Conspiracy Theory Ever' | HuffPost - John Oliver on Sunday night tore into Fox News hosts for defending President Donald Trump at all costs and working to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller by dismissing his investigation as a "witch hunt" ... "He's basically bragging that he's proof-proof, which is a superpower that no one should want to have."


Democrats' 'October surprise' in the midterms? Hint: It has to do with health care costs - An array of state and national progressive groups are already laying the groundwork to attack Republicans for expected premium increases.

Hey Democrats, This Florida Primary Could Be Your Future | HuffPost - about Donna Shalala, who served in the Clinton administration, and whether she is a real progressive - At 77, Shalala would be among the oldest people ever to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time ... tenure at Miami, where she clashed with labor unions and environmentalists while serving on cushy corporate boards, as well as her close associations with the Clintons, whose centrist streak and cozy relationship with wealthy financiers alienated many of the party's progressives long ago.

Mark Sanford running scared in Trump-fueled primary - POLITICO

'Diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,' South Jersey congressional candidate Seth Grossman says (said the Republican "Trump purist" asnd white supremicist Jew boy)



Adoption, Foster Care Agencies That Shun LGBTQ People Get Millions From Taxpayers | HuffPost - States and counties pay private agencies, including faith-based nonprofits, to provide certain foster and adoption services. Some of those agencies don't treat prospective LGBTQ parents the same as other prospective parents, arguing that doing so would violate their moral and religious beliefs. (in Satan)


The Reporter Who Exposed New York Times Star Glenn Thrush's Sexual Misconduct Says She Was the Victim of a Smear Campaign (classic "a slut who did this to advance her career" from middle-aged establishment white reporter types)


Neil Patrick Harris Disses Tony Awards' Rachel Bloom, Who Fires Back ...


Skip The Youth - I discovered Frightened Rabbit in August of 2008, and today, May 11, 2018, Scott Hutchison, the frontman, lyricist, and soul of the band was discovered dead, presumably a suicide.
Why "You are loved" & "please reach out" are crappy things to post after someone has died by suicide


Ex-NFL player was house hunting when neighbor called police, rep says - Winslow spent five hours in a North County jail before posting bail (white fright at seeing a black person)

A wrongly convicted man who was paid just $75 for 31 years in prison finally gets justice : news (they upped it to $15K/yr, justice is served)

Insular Hasidic Jews struggle to preserve customs as legal and social pressures build | Fox News (complete moochers off a system they hate)

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Craigslist Founder Gives $20 Million to CUNY Journalism School - The New York Times - An academic study says his website, Craigslist, put a dent in the newspaper business. Now Craig Newmark is giving millions to journalism.

Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff - Shane Smith's plan for Vice was that, by the time the suckers caught on, he'd never be stuck owning the company he co-founded.


Eschaton: Elon Musk Has Made Me Mad - The stupidest article every written on such a thing was just published in the Atlantic (you will go have to find it yourselves). As someone remarked, when magazines publish things that are this stupid on things you do know about, it tends to make you doubt whether you can learn anything about the things you don't know about from them. The reason I haven't read The Economist in years (true, that)

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Poll shows a deep schism between Israelis and American Jews - The Boston Globe


Today in American Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A Honduran father separated from his wife and child suffered a breakdown at a Texas jail and killed himself in a padded cell last month,

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'

Trump tells Macron the EU is "worse" than China
Trump, White House advisers blast Canada's Trudeau in brutal aftermath of G-7 summit (Trudeau "stabbed Trump in the back" said Trump via Kudlow)

Eschaton: Cancel Your Subscriptions - NYT lede. SINGAPORE When President Trump declared that he did not really need to prepare for his legacy-defining meeting with North Korea's leader, he drew sighs or snickers from veterans of past negotiations. But he had a point: In his own unorthodox way, Mr. Trump has been preparing for this encounter his entire adult life (he's the most prepared ever, the Trump Times says because being an evil clown is what the world needs)
The fallout from Trump's international temper tantrum
France blasts 'incoherent' Trump after G7 fiasco
Opinion | Trump Tries to Destroy the West - The New York Times - undefined

Trump's Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference | HuffPost - s Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference - Dan Coats made his comments while President Donald Trump stumped for Russia's readmittance to the G-7. (and they get to keep Crimea, but Trump will build many fine hotels there)


DEMS IN DISARRAY - Lawyers, Guns & Money - we're doomed!
Voters really, really want a check on Trump. This new poll confirms it. - The Washington Post

The Impossibility of Being A Pro-Trump Intellectual, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the New York Times hired one Chris Buskirk, grand poobah of the Trump propaganda outlet American Greatness. He is back, with some analysis of the Greatest Seriousity: (the New Trump Times)
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: ""The Republican Party is running a remarkable variety of rich white guys, but they're all united behind a platform of white supremacy." https://t.co/lbcuXwnEV9"

The Assassination of Al Franken by The Coward Kirsten Gillibrand, And Absolutely Nobody Else - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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Behind the scenes of Eric Greitens's decision to resign. ' No one saw it coming'


How suicide became my 'family secret' and shaped who I am

Good Grief: TSA Searches 96-Year-Old Wheelchair Bound Woman, Sparks Debate - Timothy Meads


History's most fascinating misquote


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s decision to sow discord among G-7 allies is a more than a childish tantrum
Trump hits the world stage, Day 1: Come late, leave early, offend host, alienate allies


Suicide is desperate. It is hostile. It is tragic. But mostly, it is a bloody mess. - The Washington Post - by Roxanne Roberts May 19, 1996 (v.good)


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Adam Putnam's office stopped concealed weapons background checks for a year because it couldn't log in -- A state investigation found that the lapse covered a period that included the biggest spike in permit applications in Florida history ... For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public ... Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has made it a priority to speed up the issuing of concealed weapons permits since he was elected in 2010 (WTF, Floriduh)


Chinese hackers 'steal US navy data on undersea warfare and supersonic missiles' : news


Ontario Trumped - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yikes -- Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is Ontario's next premier -- As we have discussed recently, one key takeaway here is that plurality voting is terrible: (hello, CA)


Opinion | How Trump Helps Putin - The New York Times - Susan Rice
Trump's call for Russia to join G7 faces swift backlash - ABC News

Bloomberg on Twitter: "Trump gets a lot out of trade wars. The U.S. gets less https://t.co/8cBm4ps2i8 "

DACA DREAMer from Iowa dies weeks after return to Mexico (evil Republican murderers)
Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences (people die)
m A US-Born Army Vet. Why Did Border Patrol Just Try To Arrest Me And My Wife?

We've Got a Problem. A Big Problem - The last twenty four hours of attacks on our closest allies capped by President Trump's seemingly out of the blue demand to bring Russia back into the G-7 (making it again the G-8 which it was for most of the post-Cold War era until Russia was expelled over the annexation of Crimea) (not "out of the blue" - Republicans elected and support a Russian agent)
Under Trump, "America Firest" Really Is Turning Out to Be America Alone - From trade to the Iran deal to NAFTA, the President has created the highest level of tension between the U.S. and its allies in decades.

Texas Fold 'Em | The Incidental Economist - I am at a loss for words to explain how big of a deal this is. (Trump orders DOJ to kill the ACA law, Sessions says "sure, your highness")
The Republican War on the ACA, Now As Even More Farce - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The 'What, Me Worry?' President Donald Trump has long said he doesn't worry about the future because nothing really matters. Next week, he'll be negotiating with a rogue nuclear state.

Mueller Adds Obstruction Charge on Manafort and Indicts His Right-Hand Man - The New York Times

Mueller Team Views Giuliani More as Spokesman Than Lawyer, Sources Say - Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani is a Disgusting Pig - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Leaving aside the idea that adult film actresses should be regarded as less credible or worthy of respect, let's emember what Melania was doing in her salad days. And let's note that if being a porn star is somehow bad or sleazy, surely sleeping with one and trying to pay her hush money is sleazier still, no?!


What Will House Republicans Do If Trump Pardons Himself? We Asked Them. | HuffPost - After Trump said he could pardon himself, HuffPost asked every GOP House member if they'd suport impeachment if he did so (one Republican)

Press Groups Criticize the Seizing of a Times Reporter's Records (fuck your so-called "free" press)
Donald Trump's Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press - James Risen (Trump just stooped to Barry's level)

Wave Watch: It'ss Trump vs. the economy -- why it's so hard to predict whether Republicans will actually lose the House in November: It depends whether the election turns on President Trump's ow approval ratings or the booming economy.

Cozy land deals meant big money for Trump family and friends

Eschaton - The NFL could mandate all black players be brought out with their hands taped to their hearts and propped up on poles to prevent them from kneeling, and Trump would still make this an issue. Trump doesn't care about any issues except Trump, and keeping his applause lines alive, no matter what the relevant facts, is what matters .. Sportsball might not matter much, but it's helpful tale to understand many things that do. The only thing that will stop Trump harassing the NFL is if he finds a new racist thing he likes better. And even then probably not. Also, too, why should they care?

'Cryin' Chuck might just get the last laugh - Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has managed to placate the most liberal senators, keep his centrists happy, and stay on decent terms with Trump and McConnell.

Indiana Law That Would Cancel Voter Registrations Is Blocked | HuffPost - The federal judge said the statute ran afoul of federal law that sets specific conditions for when voters can be removed from the rolls (only racist Dumpsters allowed to vote)

One Koch Brother Forces The Other Out Of The Family Business | The New Yorker - An arch-conservative political machine will be down one billionaire but have more clout than ever. (ah, the backstory)


Scott Pruitt Made Public Servants Fetch His Protein Bars and Greek Yogurt - The administrator prefers pour-over coffee and Dean & DeLuca finger foods, and expects public servants to provide him with them.


Eschaton: Nicer Things Are Not Possible - How did we lose in 2020? -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other top Democrats are vowing to abide by fiscally hawkish pay-as-you-go rules if they seize the majority next year, rejecting calls from liberals who feel they'd be an impediment to big legislative gains. Pelosi, who adopted "pay-go" ules when she held the Speaker's gavel more than a decade ago, says she'll push to do it again if the Democrats win the House in November's midterm elections ("we have to have austerity to pay for Trump giving all the money away to his friends" stupid fucking Dems)

Over Four in 10 in U.S. Now Say Teen Sex Morally Acceptable - up six points from last year - Religiosity a big factor in views on sex between teens

#MeToo goes to church: Southern Baptists face a reckoning over treatment of women - Many women have experienced horrific abuses within the power structures of our Christian world ... the policy has reshaped the church according to the philosophy of the conservative men who launched a campaign to take over the Southern Baptist Convention 40 years ago (Jesus is coming for the Satangelicals)

This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake. Mother Jones - And that Donald Trump might mean the end for American evangelicalism - The past four decades have seen an ever-tightening alliance between American evangelicals and the Republican Party, and few have played as pivotal a role in fostering that coupling as Reverend Rob Schenck. (there are consequences to worshipping the AntiChrist)


Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 - The New York Times - He killed himself in a hotel room, the network said ... He is largely credited for defining an era of line cooks as warriors, exposing a kitchen culture in which drugs, drinking and long, brutal hours on the line in professional kitchens were both a badge of honor and a curse ... Mr. Bourdain had emerged as a leading male voice against sexual abuse in the wake of rape and abuse allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein and others. His girlfriend, the actor Asia Argento, 42 ...
Additional Bourdain Thoughts - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Anthony Bourdain dead at 61, committed suicide : television

Suicide Prevention Megathread : AskReddit

Charles Krauthammer: A note to readers - The Washington Post - by Charles Krauthammer - In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen ... My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.



Honeybees can conceive and interpret zero, proving for the first time ever that insects are capable of mathematical abstraction. This demonstrates an understanding that parallels animals such as the African grey parrot, nonhuman primates, and even preschool children. : science


A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency's comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a wholesale denial by the former chairman himself.

The internet was supposed to save democracy. I asked 4 tech optimists what went wrong. - After Cambridge Analytica, social networks look less like a savior than a menace. (where THEY went wrong and can't admit it)

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The U.S. just had its warmest May in history, blowing past 1934 Dust Bowl record - The Washington Post
Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought. Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis : science
Jaw-dropping tornado in Laramie, WY yesterday : videos


In Malaysia, a victory for democracy and an opportunity for the U.S. - The Washington Post - Both President Trump and President Barack Obama bought into Najib's pitch that he was a good security partner while largely ignoring his abuses -- including the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on politically motivated charges. (thanks, Barry, your values are showing again)


Let Trump Handle Brexit: An Explosive Leaked Recording Reveals Boris Johnson's Private Views About Britain's Foreign Policy - "I am increasingly admiring of Donald Trump. I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness" (BoJo is an idiot)

No Victory in Europe - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump administration's shift to promote Eastern Europe over our more traditional western European allies. (authoritarian dictatorhips are America's friend)


Trump and Bolton spurn top-level North Korea planning - POLITICO - After two months on the job, Trump's new national security adviser has not called a single Cabinet-level National Security Council meeting on North Korea. (don't need your so-called "intelligence" and "natiopnal security" Trump will follow his great instincts)
Trump complains about traveling to Canada ahead of Singapore summit with Kim - The Washington Post (the baby is crying)
A cryptocurrency for marijuana is backing Dennis Rodman's trip to Singapore (the runners keep slipping shit like this in)

Japanese PM Abe mistakenly retweets Trump's attack on GOP senator



"It's Horrendous" : The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father (fuckers)
At the Texas-Mexico border, her son begged not to be taken. They took him anyway. - The Lily - 'I felt my heart being taken away from me' (truely evil fuckers)
Exclusive: U.S. immigration authorities sending 1,600 detainees to federal prisons | Reuters


Trump just keeps on lying -- because it works - But facts and logic are irrelevant to the Republican White Walkers; they will follow their Night King wherever he leads, even if he is leading them to perdition. A recent poll finds that 61 percent of Republicans think the FBI is framing Trump, and only 13 percent believe the special counsel's investigation is legitimate) (prevaricator-in-chief blasting lies to his evil zombie army)

Top Democrat on House Intel Committee seeks release of all Russia probe interviews - Republicans on the Intelligence Committee voted to end their year-long Russia probe in March, over the objection of Democrats.

Trump: Many Texans watched Harvey from their boats, requiring Coast Guard rescue - Houston Chronicle - "Sixteen thousand people, many of them in Texas, for whatever reason that is. People went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. That didn't work out too well." -- this isn't the first time the president has made comments that seemed bizarre or ill-informed
Trump dangled administration job to Judge Jeanine - politico - America the Conservative Reality Show now playing

Giuliani says people in the porn business are not credible. Trump has appeared in three softcore porn videos. - CNNPolitics (his hair was orange in 2000)

With Mueller Closing In, Manafort's Allies Abandon Him

Hannity's phone-smashing rhetoric heads in a different direction (destroy all the evidnece now!)
Former Fox News analyst says Fox has become 'destructive propaganda machine'

Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter
Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Curt Weldon - The Atlantic - An ex-congressman has alleged ties to the Trump campaign -- as well as to powerful figures in Russia and Ukraine - Curt Weldon, a Republican and former Pennsylvania congressman, lost his re-election campaign more than a decade ago following an FBI probe into his ties to two Russian companies.

Trump's Justice Department says the ACA is unconstitutional -- health care is against Trump's Law

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog's advisory board
Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion - The Washington Post
Even When Grifting in the Big Leagues, Never Let the Small Advantages Go By - Lawyers, Guns & Money - EPA Administrator Scott Pruit's frequent indulgences have forced the White House to issue a pointed directive to Cabinet officials that the luxe White House mess hall is not for everyday use and begging them to please eat elsewhere. (really the point, from hand lotion and lunches to the bigger grift of his corruption -- corruption all the way down)

Melania Trump's first public appearance in 27 days : gifs (fake news)


Colin Kaepernick'slegal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL


How to Define a Wave | The Cook Political Report


How Villaraigosa lost the governor's race despite tens of millions of dollars spent to boost his bid


Every second, every minute, it keeps changing to something different - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A flurry of recent discussion has attempted to "recover" Enlightenment thinking. Some of the resulting discussion has been, ah, unenlightening: (Trump's Age of Unreason)
The Enlightenment's Dark Side How the Enlightenment created modern race thinking, and why we should confront it. (Kant Boyle, Newton and Increase Mather in the comments : the enlightened racism based in reason)


What Bill Clinton Was Really Thinking - POLITICO Magazine - an old man at a new moment -- revealed Clinton as painfully behind the times ... "How could they not be ready for this?" (Clinton's never take responsibility for their fuck-ups and underneath it all, Bill is a very angry man)

'No Gays Allowed': Tennessee store owner puts sign back up after SCOTUS ruling : news

Deputy fired by Sheriff after beating Sheriff in election. : news

A St. Louis man was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday after police said he shot and killed a man shortly after learning the man allegedly molested a 3-year-old relative of the shooter. : news

Texas made it illegal for a woman to get medical care for a terminal diagnosis of anencephaly. This is cruel and unthinkable and so sad. : bestof



The Self-Defeating Myth Of "Pulling It Off" -- Face it: Skinny girl privilege is real

Celebrity chef Adam Harvey arrested for poisoning seven-story maple tree blocking his solar panels - NY Daily News



A teen tried to rape his friend's mother at a sleepover -- until she pulled a gun, police say


New findings cast doubt on 'marshmallow test' success claims - suggest that adults should consider deeper interventions than simply training kids to resist temptation ... In other words, success may be a bit of a heavier lift than simply training preschoolers not to eat a marshmallow off a plate for 20 minutes (sometimes especially behavioral science starts off stupid and simplistic and even cruel)

Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows - The Washington Post - Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.
Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says : news


When did your "Something is very wrong here" feeling turned out to be true? : AskReddit

Lawmaker 'Disturbed' That FCC Made up DDOS, Lied to Press : technology

A Facebook bug changed the privacy settings for 14 million users - Recode - latest self-inflicted privacy headache. ("bug" haha)

Scooters littering US city streets shout at people: 'Unlock me or I'll call the police' | Technology | The Guardian

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A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill - The New York Times - The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said.


Giuliani: Trump forced North Korea's Kim to beg for meeting (on his knees)


Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs - CNNPolitics (bully boy threatens to nuke Canada)

'Utter Chaos' : ICE arrests 114 workers in immigration raid at Ohio gardening compa
A Pizza Delivery Man Brought Pies To A Military Base. Then He Was Arrested And Turned Over For Deportation. - Pablo Villavicencio delivered pies to Fort Hamilton base in Brooklyn, where he was asked for ID and arrested. (Your new fascist/racist America)
Border arrests exceed 50,000 for third month in a row - The Washington Post

Cambridge Analytica director met Assange to discuss US election' - Brittany Kaiser also claims to have channelled payments and donations to WikiLeaks

Senate defense bill would authorize spying on Russians engaged in disinformation, hacking | TheHill (Trump threatens veto "no need, vlad is my best friend")

Why Is Trump Mad at Sessions? A Tweet Provides the Answer - The New York Times (insufficiient subservience)
Trump Transition Team Goes to War Over Rogue FBI Agent - The Trump transition team may demand an investigation after tens of thousands of emails were handed to the Mueller probe without consent or warrants.

Go deeper: Digging into Trump's latest "Spygate" tweet
Paul Ryan' Dismisses Trump's Charges of a Spy in His Campaign ... "And no one is above the law." (excuse me, Trump IS the law)

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs


The Astonishing Tale of the Man Mueller Calls 'Person A' -- Paul Manforts longtime aide is a pawn of Russian intelligence.

Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting - Her contact, a Russian Olympic weightlifter, said a meeting between Trump and Putin could expedite a Trump tower in Moscow.

First lady returns to public eye after 'little rouch patch' - The first lady showed herself in public Wednesday for the first time in nearly a month - "She's done a fantastic job as first lady. The people love you. The people of our country love you. So, thank you honey"
Stormy Daniels suit: My old lawyer was a 'puppet' for Trump, Cohen (is this the "rough patch?")
Stormy Daniels Sues, Saying Michael Cohen Colluded With Her Former Lawyer - The New York Times
Stormy Daniels Says Michael Cohen Told Melania (that) Daniels Was a Liar (nice photoshopping)

Eschaton: Enrico Palazzo - Of course. -- Trump unable to remember words to "God Bless America" at replacement event he commissioned to prove his patriotism: https://t.co/LrMPaCEnen pic.twitter.com/oCcWMX9g39


Two of Scott Pruitt's closest aides, also facing scrutiny, are leaving EPA ("swampyist" cabinet member)

Get ready for a brutal election about Trump's racism and authoritarianism (comment: "Make no mistake, this is a war between people who choose intolerance, racism, xenophobia and divisiveness, and those that stand for inclusion, fairness and reason. The stakes are incredibly high.")

Democrats Flip Missouri Senate Seat Long Held By GOP | HuffPost - the 42nd state legislative seat that Democrats have turned from red to blue during Donald Trump's imperial reign

Years After Defending His Lesbian Moms In Stirring Speech, Zach Wahls Wins Iowa Primary | HuffPost - Seven years ago, Wahls told the Iowa state House about his two moms. Now, he could be headed to the state legislature himself.


Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist Ideology - Howard Schultz is the quintessential corporate Democrat.

Zell Uses Vulgarity While Saying He Promotes Women on Merit - Bloomberg - "I don't think there's ever been a "We gotta get more pussy on the block, OK?"


Fox News used images of Eagles players praying to suggest they kneeled during the national anthem - Fox News used images of Eagles players praying to suggest they kneeled during the national anthem -- Fox News has since issued an apology



"Today's s Taliban Youth" (Podhoretz 2004 "Bush Country" subtitled "How Dubya Became A Great President While Driving Liberals Insane" -- 15 years later it's still/all about drive libruls crazy and make them cry -- the mirror doesn't work, of course, because libruls know wingnuts are insane)


80 arrested, 95 pounds of meth and 75 guns seized in largest drug bust in recent history- Seattle WA : news

Mesa police officers on leave after video shows man being punched (meanwhile, in Arpaioville)

He sounded baffled on TV about a body found in a creek. Police say he knew it was his mom. - The Washington Post

Sister: Kate Spade had mental illness years before suicide | The Kansas City Star - Kate Spade suffered years of mental illness, sister says. Suicide 'not unexpected' ... "I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment (to the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went for her successful bipolar treatment program" (+drunk for 4 years)


The civil War's Latest Casualty: This Reenactor Who Shot Himself With A Minie Ball - a .58 caliber Minie ball hit a guy just above the elbow.
When Civil War Reenactors Shoot Themselves With Their Old-Timey Weapons - Lawyers, Guns & Money - So I was highly amused when this dipshit Civil War reenactor shot himself with a minie ball. Lucky for him, he only shattered his arm. If he was actually committed to the art, he would have allowed himself to have his arm amputated with a rusty saw and then die of blood poisoning. Coward. (every other year at the "Battle of Selma" they let the south win, out of fairness)

Don't Take Life Advice From People Who Hate Life ... I'm sure that not enjoying life for the next 40 years will lead to a ton of enjoyment in your last 5 years!

Andy Spade's Statement About Kate Spade's Death

County by county representation of submitted liscences from todays CCC meeting : bostontrees

The psychedelic compound 5-MeO-DMT, found in several plants and in the venom of Colorado River toad, is used infrequently, predominantly for spiritual exploration, has low potential for addiction, and might have psychotherapeutic effects, suggests a new study. : science
Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a psychoactive "high" might help tobacco smokers kick the habit, according to new preliminary research.

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth in England : news

ELI5: When glancing at a clock, why does the first second after glancing at it sometimes feel longer than the rest? : explainlikeimfive

Non-drinkers, who reported not drinking any alcohol over several years, were absent from work due to illness more often than low-risk drinkers, finds a new study based on 47,520 men and women from Finland, France and the UK. : science (so, "no amount" of alcohol" may not be good for you?)

A groundbreaking study reveals human immune cells in the blood can be transformed into functional neurons within 3 weeks by adding four proteins. The discovery could be used to generate neurons to study specific psychological and neurological disorders : science


what's your funniest NSFW joke? : AskReddit
What screams "I need to prove my masculinity" ? : AskReddit

26-Year-Old Neil Young Performs "Old Man" And It's Absolutely Breathtaking
Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down - YouTube


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Climate Change Has Run Its Course - WSJ - Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality ... The descent of climate change into the abyss of social-justice identity politics represents the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality. Climate alarm is like a car alarm -- a blaring noise people are tuning out. (WSJ says hahah lefties, your incessant hysterical fake warnings have made us ignore the fake issue -- call Stephen F Hayward before the Climate Court in 2025)
NASA's s new administrator says he's talking to companies about taking over operations of the International Space Station (not the brightest bulb and this won't work out well because profit!)

A SWAT Team Cleared The Home Of David Hogg After A Hoax Call
Family of Stoneman Douglas student advocate David Hogg 'swatted' at home : news
Graduating 8th grade class gifted bulletproof backpack plates before heading to high school - Story | WTXF (new normal)
NRA's Active Participation in Mexican Crime (NRA is a Russian-financed crime-ring)
DeVos: 'We Are Actually Studying School Safety' By Not Considering Role Of Guns (it doesn't get much stupider)


Rare, shocking image of the Tiananmen Massacre aftermath. : pics - undefined

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence - The New York Times


Saudi Arabian Arrest Wave Shows Crown Prince's Bid to Control Change - Mohammed bin Salman cracks down hard on dissent as he relaxes kingdom's strict social rules - Dozens of high-profile Saudis are locked up in jail, many of them denounced as traitors. Hundreds, possibly more, are barred from leaving the kingdom. And others have quietly left their homeland with no plans to return, creating the rudiments of an overseas Saudi dissident community.

Israel security agency says it foiled plot to harm Netanyahu - ABC News - a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem is among those in custody for his involvement in the plot, orchestrated from Syria (PR stunt?)


Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US envoy (white nationalist Nazi ambassador)
thinkingdoing comments on German politicians call for expulsion of Trump's Berlin envoy (Murdoch is Satan)

Full quotes: Vladimir Putin brags of close relationship with Trump - Axios ("I own the Orange Dude" he said)
Swiss Banks Freeze $1Bln of Russian Oligarch's Accounts Over U.S. Sanctions Fears


I Guess It Makes Sense that the New Gilded Age Would See the Return of Coercive Medical Experiments - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hundreds of migrant kids separated from parents are stuck at border stations - HHS officials will tour three bases in Texas to see if they are suitable to house unaccompanied migrant children, who now number more than 11,000. (disgusting, fuck you Trumpsters)
Ohio Immigration Arrests: 114 Held in Sting on Landscape Company - Bloomberg - U.S. immigration agents made more than 100 arrests Tuesday at a gardening and landscaping company, aided by about 200 law enforcement workers in one of the largest employer stings in recent years.

Trump's Travel Ban Is in Trouble at the Supreme Court

Trump and his attorney general can't get their immigration story straight.


Inside the Mysterious Intelligence Firm Now in Mueller's Sights -- Wikistrat - In the fall of 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and other key aides to the future president reportedly met in Trump Tower with Joel Zamel, the founder of a company called Wikistrat is, for all intents and purposes, an Israeli firm ...


More Legal Trouble for Paul Manafort -- And Donald Trump
Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort of Attempted Witness Tampering - The New York Times
Paul Manafort Is Accused of Witness Tampering in the Latest Mueller Filing - The Atlantic
Criminal Mastermind Commits More Felonies - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Mueller Says Manafort Attempted To Tamper With Witnesses | HuffPost - The special counsel has asked for a judge to rescind or revise the former campaign chairman's pretrial release
Alex van der Zwaan, only person to serve time in Mueller investigation, deported

Trump's legal team readies for fraught showdown with Mueller, even as president declares broad powers

Andrew McCabe seeks immunity for testimony in congressional hearing over FBI handling of Clinton email probe - CNNPolitics (emailzzzzz)

George Papadopoulos' Wife Asks Trump To Pardon Her Husband ("he's not a Russian agent")


Fox News' Shep Smith brutally fact-checks Trump's self-pardon claim by reading the Constitution aloud -- on live TV
Ted Cruz awkwardly pauses for 20 seconds before refusing to answer question on Trump's pardon tweets (just look at him)

Donald Trump Is Winning the Media War Over the Russia Scandal. Here's why -- Witch hunt
Nearly 7 in 10 in U.S. feel worn out from too much news | Pew Research Center - While majorities of both Republicans and Democrats express news fatigue, Republicans are feeling it more. Roughly three-quarters (77%) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel worn out over how much news there is, compared with about six-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (61%). This elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections ... Feeling overwhelmed by the news is more common among those who follow the news less closely than among those who are avid consumers (fox fatigue)

'Missing' Melania Trump Briefly Surfaces To Attend White House Event

Sailor pardoned by Trump after photographing classified area of sub is SUING Obama and Comey | Daily Mail Online

Press aide who mocked McCain is out at the White House - CNNPolitics - Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide who made a imprudent comment about Republican Sen. John McCain's health, was quietly let go Tuesday nearly a month after making the insensitive remark.
Trump aide who derided McCain over Haspel opposition is gone from the White House - The Washington Post

Tweeters Mock Eric Trump For Saying His Father's Life is 'Exponentially Worse'

Judge: Trump can be deposed in Summer Zervos lawsuit - POLITICO

The Narrow Way (Part 1-4) the jurisprudential equivalent of a Bari Weiss column

Trump cancels Eagles' White House celebration on eve of visit after fewer than 10 players planned to attend
Trump disinvites Philadelphia Eagles from White House visit, citing national anthem dispute - The Washington Post
Fox News used images of Eagles players praying to suggest they kneeled during the national anthem (any lie will do)
Eschaton: Sportsball - It's the kind of thing that matters much less than everything else, but it's part of Trump's "othering" of black people. They are unpatriotic. They aren't real Americans. Members of my local sportsball team didn't even taken a knee or stay in the locker room, but Trump gets to paint them as America haters simply because black people play football.
Inside Trump's snub of the Philadelphia Eagles - The botched event is the latest example of the White House mentality of Trump against the world - The Philadelphia Eagles have treated the White House very unfairly.

Robert Reich (How To Stop Trump) - Why did working class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful, megalomaniac for president? ... the product of years of stagnant wages and big money's corruption of our democrracy.

Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job -- with Chick-fil-A
Republican Senator Calls Pruitt 'as Swampy as You Get'

McConnell cancels most of August recess - politico (haha libtards, you owned)

It Sure Looks Like The Courts Are About To Get Tougher On Black People | HuffPost - Republican-nominated judges give harsher sentences to black defendants, says a new study.

Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning's Home with Guns Drawn -- In a "Wellness Check" ... Shortly after Chelsea Manning posted what appeared to be two suicidal tweets on May 27, police broke into her home with their weapons drawn as if conducting a raid


Today is make or break for Democrats in California's House races

Charlottesville Hate Marcher Elected by Republican Party

Honest Graft: What the Governor of Massachusetts Tells Us About American Voters - A new WBUR poll of Massachusetts residents confirms that the incumbent governor, Charlie Baker, is overwhelmingly popular and in excellent position to win a second term by a landslide.

Billionaire David Koch to retire from Koch Industries, political group - Koch was diagnosed with prostate cancer more than two decades ago. (his balls are rotting)

A HuffPost Reporter Was Bombarded With Threats. Twitter Suspended Him. | HuffPost

In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims. Now one was coming to his home. - The Washington Post

E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The 'John Oliver Effect' : technology (all lies, all the time, from Satan's myriad mouths)

The Bobby Kennedy Myth - POLITICO Magazine - Many on the left have learned the wrong lessons from his ill-fated presidential bid.

Time's Up, Bill - Clinton's feckless replies to questions about #MeToo revealed an unpreparedness that spoke volumes about why men have been able to abuse their power with relative impunity for generations, while the women around them have been asked to pay the price for them over and over and over again.
Bill Clinton issues 2nd non-apology to clean up Monica Lewinsky mess | Daily Mail Online

Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition, will no longer judge based on physical appearance - ABC News - "We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition"

In 1990, Jello Biafra completely dismantled Tipper Gore and her music censorship campaign on national television, and left the Oprah Winfrey audience stunned. {non-music video} : Music (Dems have always sucked)


Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead at 55, Suicide by Hanging | TMZ.com
Kate Spade, Whose Handbags Carried Women Into Adulthood, Is Dead at 55 - The New York Times
Kate Spade's Husband Was Apartment Shopping in the Months Before Her Death - Page Six is reporting that the Spades had a troubled marriage and sources tell The Blast that the couple had been having problems.
Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide : news <

Body Positivity Is a Scam - Racked - How a movement intended to lift up women really just limits their acceptable emotions. Again.

Police officer fired for hitting fleeing suspect with car hired days later by neighboring county : news - undefined

Decades ago he abandoned his family and assumed a new identity. An Ancestry.com search unraveled his lies. - The Washington Post
Hacked: 92 Million Account Details for DNA Testing Service MyHeritage - Motherboard ... Users of the Israeli-based company ...

Cambridge Police 2017 Annual Crime Report (PDF)

Transhumanism is the idea that, given the opportunity, we should work to evolve ourselves through means of scientific and technological enhancements. What's your opinion on it and do you support the idea? Why? : AskReddit
Bill Gates is giving Factfulness to everyone who's getting a degree from a U.S. college or university this spring.


Professors of Reddit, who was the dumbest student you ever had and what was so dumb about them? : AskReddit

Did you know that you are, in fact, a dickless asshole? : funny

Apple's Craig Federighi calls touch-screen PCs "experiments" and he's probably right - He's "not into touchcreens ... lifting your arm up to poke a screen is a pretty fatiguing thing to do"
WhatsApp founders may have left $1.3 billion behind in their Facebook breakup - CNET - When the two men stepped away, a whole lot of stock options stayed behind
Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz (95W)
Asus replaced the touchpad on its new ZenBook Pro with a 5.5-inch touchscreen - Technically delightful, practically dubious (but better than a touchbar)
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs - Neowin
GitLab's high-end plans are now free for open source projects and schools
Apple issues new App Store rules aimed at streaming PC-based games | Reuters

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Guatemala volcano: Death toll rises to 62 after Volcan de Fuego erupts - The Washington Post
Fuego volcano erupts, killing at least 25 - CNN (Pele getting restless)
Why are there so many volcanic eruptions recently? Are they somehow connected or is it a coincidence? Or is it just new media coverage? : askscience
Global Volcanism Program | Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
E. coli romaine lettuce contamination: 5 dead, 197 sick - The Washington Post

When Guns Are Sold Illegally, A.T.F. Is Lenient on Punishment - The New York Times (they are all gun nuts)

Tamika Mallory Slams Founding Of Israel As 'Human Rights Crime' (truth hurts, ha-aretz)


Venezuela crisis: a refugee exodus is leaving the country without workers - The Washington Post (dimbulb autocrat gutting the country)
Venezuela charges Pompeo with leading coup d'etat


New US ambassador to Germany under fire for rightwing support | World news | The Guardian - Politicians accuse Richard Grenell of breach of protocol after interview in Breitbart (Trump's new ambassador to Germany is a Nazi)

Trump's phone call with Macron described as 'terrible'


Cops are called when a senator tries to see kids taken from their immigrant parents - As the sun set Sunday night, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) went to a shuttered Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, that has been converted into a detention center for immigrant children who have been separated from their parents.
Jeff Merkley on Twitter: "When I visited an immigration detention center housing the children separated from their families, I was barred entry & the police were called on me. The front doors were locked and blacked out. What are they hiding about the conditions these innocent children are being held in? https://t.co/UvYb71Ux17" (all the kids are rapists and MS-13 murderous gangbangers)

Supreme Court throws out lower-court decision that allowed immigrant teenager to obtain abortion - The Washington Post (but disagreed with Trump's request to lock up the ACLU)


Devin Nunes warns Google may need to testify if anti-GOP search results keep showing up (google "Republican" and you get "Nazi" and Nunes thinks this is terrible and google will have to be eliminated)
Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering - The Washington Post

Opinion | President Trump Thinks He Is a King - The New York Times (please, god-emperor is his title)
His Majesty Czar Donald I claims imperium - The Washington Post - "For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear" -- MT Cicero)
Trump Says Appointment of Special Counsel is 'Totally Unconstitutional' (said the renomwned legal scholar)
Trump can't Be Indicted. Can He Be Subpoenaed?
Mueller has waited long enough. It's subpoena tima
Trump's Lawyers Say He Is the Law -- The public may be forced to choose whether they favor a presidency without limits.
Trump's s lawyers say he's above the law. They clearly don't understand it. The many holes in the memo from the president's legal team
Secret memo to Mueller actually reveals weakness of Trump's position
After Trump tweets that he can pardon himself, /u/caan_academy points to 1974 ruling that explicitly states "the President cannot pardon himself", as well as article of the constitution that states the president can not pardon in cases of impeachment. : bestof

Rudy Giuliani basically admitted Trump might not tell Mueller the truth - The Washington Post
The Flaw in Trump's Obstruction-of-Justice Defense

Trump Team Pushed False Story Line About Meeting With Kremlin-Tied Lawyer, Memo Shows - The New York Times

Special master in Cohen case finds few privileged items in initial review

The Law Is Not Up to Donald Trump. It May Be Up to Merrick Garland. - Now that he seems intent on testing the absolute limit of presidential power, it could be the end of the republic as we know it -- or karma of the highest order for the GOP ... Who is the current chief judge of the DC Circuit?

Trump Has Access to Everything a Dictator Could Want - He is consolidating power based on deceit at an alarming rate, and getting more popular as he goes ... approval rating among Republicans is the highest of any Republican president since World War II at this point in his administration* with the exception of where George W. Bush was at immediately after the attacks of 9/11. He stands at 87 percent approval among Republicans. (don't miss the photo of Mitt and the Antichrist, who is positively glowing)


Pruitt had aide do numerous personal tasks, including a hunt for a used Trump hotel mattress - The Washington Post

BuzzFeed Allowed Key Defense in Russian's Defamation Suit Over Trump Dossier

Pentagon investigates White House doctor Ronny Jackson - POLITICO


Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake
The religious right didn't get the Supreme Court victory it hoped for. Yet. (getting close to a Christian theocracy with Trump as god)
The absurdity of Anthony Kennedy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for gay couple for religious reasons : news

4 states could expand Medicaid this year. That's a big deal


What We Know About Facebook's Latest Data Scandal A new report raises questions about just how much Facebook data phone manufacturers could access.
'Sure Looks Like Zuckerberg Lied' to Congress About User Privacy, As New Facebook Data-Sharing Deals Come to Light

"This Was Lachlan's Revenge" : As a Murdoch Son Moves to Consolidate His Power, Rupert Says "I'm Still Here" - "The pro-Trump thing isn't working. We can't monetize DACA and the wall and that right-wing shit." "Despite all the hype on Hannity, they can't sell it."


Will San Diego be the 'blue wave' canary in a coal mine? - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Democrats Hope Asian-American Influx Will Help Turn Orange County Blue - The New York Times


Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks Executive Chairman - The New York Times - speculation that he is considering a run for president in 2020.Credit

4 Texas prison guards fired, major resigns after allegedly planting evidence in inmate's cell

110 Confederate monuments removed since 2015: report : news (only 8,000 to go)


Bill Clinton: I woudn't have done anything differently in Lewinsky scandal even in #MeToo era -- The former president said in an interview on the "Today" show that he has never personally apologized to Monica Lewinsky. (yeah, see Philip Roth on the "ecstasy of sanctimony" which only Republicans were allow to do)
Bill Clinton's #MeToo Defense Is Shocking - His defense was a master class in moral preening and obfuscation


She accused her psychologist of sexual misconduct. The board found her credible, but he still has a license to practice. - The Boston Globe - Melvin Rabin
Sexual misconduct by therapists may be more common than you think - The Boston Globe

How The Alt-Right Manipulates The Internet's Biggest Commenting Platform - The commenting giant Disqus has said repeatedly that it doesn't allow hate speech. But its platform is overrun with trolls, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis. ("platform" = "Breitbart" "Infowars" and "NRO' this is a really stupid article confusing the website with the comment system)

Kanye West's 'Ye' is the unedited ramblings of the world's oldest adolescent

I, Sy: Seymour Hersh's s Memoir of a Life Making the Mighty Sweat

The great remove - Columbia Journalism Review - How journalism got so out of touch with the people it covers
When the math doesn't work

Texas principal censors paper, bans all editorials and ousts award-winning adviser : news

How Much TV Do People Watch? - The Atlantic - 2009-2010, when the average American household watched 8 hours and 55 minutes of TV per day. And the 00's saw the greatest growth in TV viewing time of any decade since Nielsen began keeping track in 1949-1950: (they still watch 8 hrs/day, so work, sleep and watch tv while eating and probably mostly Fox)

Joni Mitchell makes rare public appearance at James Taylor show in Los Angeles - The Boston Globe

The kids are gone, but their boomer parents can't afford to downsize - In the Boston area housing market - Compare that with Cambridge, where the median sale price rose by 96 percent between 2005 and 2017.


If you could stand in one place in the world and watch everything that ever happened there throughout history, where would be the most interesting place to stand? : AskReddit

Humans see the world in higher resolution than most animals, finds new study based on an analysis of the visual acuity for roughly 600 species of animals. Humans can resolve four to seven times more detail than dogs and cats, and more than a hundred times more than a mouse or a fruit fly. : science


Doctors hail world first as woman's advanced breast cancer is eradicated >br />

What subreddit has strayed the furthest from its original intention? : AskReddit

Whose fault is this? : WTF

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion | Stories : technology

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MH370 Didn't ust Disappear, It Was Caught in a Swamp of Corruption -- From the beginning, the crash investigation fell victim to a regime in Malaysia now revealed to have been one of the most corrupt in the world. There are other scandals, too.


China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other - Apartheid with Chinese characteristics - Totalitarian determination and modern technology have produced a massive abuse of human rights


Russia should be suspended from Interpol after using international arrest warrant to detain Putin critic, MPs say - They are expected to warn that its participation in Interpol systems has allowed it to repeatedly request the arrest of Bill Browder, a campaigner against Russian human rights abuses.


Not a Dime'ss Worth of Difference - The US is now in the business of promoting neo-fascist reactionaries in Europe: (let's ask a farmer in an Iowa diner what to do about this)


Trump's chilling message to Mueller -- L'etat, c'est Trump
The Trump Legal Team's Remarkable Letter to Mueller ... "preserve the dignity of the Office of the President of the United States"
Dan Froomkin on Twitter: "The @nytimes knows full well that Trump is being deceptive and misleading in his suggestion that his lawyers' letter was leaked by Mueller. https://t.co/T2sOu8g4RG" (they knew he was lying, and let his propaganda be the story, again)
Eschaton: Saturday Night Thread - Dear Leader has told us today that he is above the law, any law. Perhaps because he IS the law: And apres Trump, le deluge?
Sarah Posner on Twitter: "This thread is a good analysis of a key issue that has been bugging me. "

The Constitutional Crisis Is Already Underway

Trump lawyers say he 'dictated' statement on Trump Tower meeting, contradicting past denials
Why the Bombshell Trump Letter Could Be a Big Problem for Donald Trump Jr. - Mother Jones - It undercuts the veracity of Trump Jr.'s testimony to Congress.

IMPORTANT: By the time the president dictated his son's false statement to the press -- which July 8th, 2017 statement said that the campaign had NEVER followed up with the Kremlin on sanctions negotiations -- he knew that in fact his campaign had REPEATEDLY done so in secret meetings.

If the President Does It, It's Not Illegal - Trump cannot obstruct justice, according to his official legal stance, because justice is whatever Trump says it is. Before this is over, either Trump's sweeping claim will survive, or the rule of law will, but not both. (Republicans elected a democracy IED)
Trump's legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

Trump's 500-day coup of the GOP, conservatism (750 to go)


Could Melania Trump be annoyed with her husband about something? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - hasn't been seen in public for 24 days. This side plot in the daily broadcast of As the World Burns has included a mysterious five-day hospital stay for what is normally a routine outpatient procedure, and even that lame cover story for her disappearing act expired more than two weeks ago ... America's most famous mail order bride (AMFMOB)
Eschaton: Where's Melania - Reporters know and they aren't saying.


CBS News Battleground Tracker: The House is a toss-up - CBS News - Democrats 219, Republicans 216 in tight contest for control

Jon Tester, a Democrat in Deep-Red Montana, Isn't Sweating Trump's Threats


Daddy Issues - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Maureen Dowd made another boo-boo: Barack Obama didn't understand the revolutionary mood in the public. He should have responded to it by strongly backing someone who could send a real anti-status quo message, like [checks notes] the incumbent vice president, whose two previous presidential runs were embarrassing trainwrecks, and whose relationship with the financial industry makes Hillary Clinton look like a disaffected anarcho-syndaclist. (the Dowdy has no idea how stupid she is and the NYT doesn't either)


The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church. - The Washington Post - The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church (good Christian family-values moral-majority patriarchal rapists)

Opinion | An American 13-Year-Old, Pregnant and Married to Her Rapist - The New York Times (to protect the good christian family's "reputation")

The NDA Protected Our Predator. I'm Breaking My Silence, Because Women Deserve Better. -- Craig DeLuca, then the president of Inntopia, dangled a job -- and demanded sex. Only after agreeing to a settlement did I discover that I'm not the only person he did this to.


Officer fired after intentionally hitting fleeing suspect with his police car - ABC News
Woman drives onto little league baseball field in Sanford, Maine, killing 1 person; Carol Sharrow faces manslaughter charges - CBS News - Sharrow has a drunken driving conviction in Maine and an aggravated drunk driving conviction in New Hampshire, the Portland Press Herald reported. The Associated Press said authorities declined to confirm whether alcohol was involved Friday.
Man hit, killed by car at Sanford ball field confessed 5 years ago to a fatal 1968 hit-and-run - Portland Press Herald - Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield told police in New York state that he was driving the car that struck and killed a 4-year-old girl.
Veteran who died saving children's lives killed a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run 50 years ago | Daily Mail Online


Five myths about marriage - The Washington Post

We need to talk about the woke droid - Vox

Is shock therapy making a comeback? - CBS News - For people with treatment-resistant depression, a controversial therapy gains ground and leads to innovation


A large randomized study published Sunday finds that 70% of women with early-stage invasive breast cancer no longer need chemotherapy, using the results of a commonly used genomic test. This practice-changing finding will spare a lot of unnecessary chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. : science

When it rains, do flies or other flying bugs dodge raindrops? And if not, is each impact like being hit by a gigantic missile of water? : askscience

'The cognitive roots of prejudice': Adding to existing knowledge regarding correlations between low cognitive ability and propensity towards prejudice, new study by the University of Queensland shows that less intelligent people tend to express more prejudicial attitudes against same-sex couples. : science (dimbulbs hate shit they can't figure out)


What are some of the BEST choices, you've made in your life? : AskReddit
FBI agent loses his gun during dance-floor backflip, accidentally shoots bar patron : news

/u/sk7111 with the worst PR response ever. Best to read the thread post to get context on the response. : bestof

[Serious] When driving at night, what is the scariest/most unexplainable thing you've ever seen?


FBI warns about Russia-linked malware threat to home routers, but questions linger : technology
Self-driving cars will kill people and we need to accept that : technology
NSA Knew of Flaw that Led to Cyber Attack Three Years in Advance : technology

060218

Did exactly 4,645 people die in Hurricane Maria? Nope. - The Washington Post (might be more)
After hurricane struck Puerto Rico, a second disaster was man-made - The Boston Globe (Republican racism, greed and incompetence even worse than W and NOLA)


Trump Veers to a Korea Plan That Echoes Failures of the Past - The New York Times


Some Younger Evangelicals Waver in Support for Israel - WSJ - Generational split reflects concern over Palestinians, spurring outreach by some churches and groups (you mean Likud propaganda spreaders)
NATO chief says alliance won't aid Israel if Iran attacks
A Woman Dedicated to Saving Lives Loses Hers in Gaza Violence - The New York Times - Razan al-Najjar, 20, was trying to help an injured protester near the border fence when she was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers,
A photo taken moments before volunteer paramedic, Razan Alnajjar was murdered by Israeli snipers, shows her & her colleagues with hands up as they were heading to treat injured protesters. (She's the one in the white) : pics (unequivocally murdered by fascist Jews)
Is This An Acceptable Cost to Make Up for Horrible Crimes of the Past? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - always amazed when people justify literally any behavior by Israel because of the history of anti-Semitism. That history is true enough. Somehow, I'm not sure it justifies contemporary murders, such as this one:


Benedict -Cumberbatch saves defenceless Deliveroo cyclist from brutal assault by gang of four muggers


New website is Russian op designed to sway U.S. voters, experts say | McClatchy Washington Bureau (Trump says don't worry, Vlad is my friend)

Trump's spent far more going to Mar-a-Lago alone than the Mueller probe has cost (suckers)

Trump's Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena (he is the supreme god of all laws so fuck off)
Trump Lawyer's Confidential Memo to Mueller, Explained
In newly revealed memo, Trump asserts absolute power over Russia probe

Trump allies gang up on Gowdy - POLITICO (the insane clown posse strkes back)

Renowned Economist Jeffrey Sachs Rips Trump As A Gibbering, 'Delusional' Threat - "a psychopath's trade war"


A Courtside View of Scott Pruitt's Cozy Ties With a Billionaire Coal Baron

Senate Republicans Are Newly Hopeful About the Midterms. For Good Reason. - The New York Times (red wave of zombie Trumpsters coming)

Trump's Power Isn't Fear. It's Fatigue. (well, if you're a white person anyway and even then you should be pretty scared)

Seymour Hersh's New Memoir Is a Fascinating, Flabbergasting Masterpiece -- 1. The powerful prey mercilessly upon the powerless, up to and including mass murder. 2. The powerful lie constantly about their predations. 3. The natural instinct of the media is to let the powerful get away with it.


GOP Lawmaker Requested 'Sensitive' Email Audit Of His Own Staff (the drunk T-party guy)

The case for quarantining extremist ideas | Joan Donovan and Dana Boyd | Opinion | The Guardian - strategic silence

Opinion | The Housewives of White Supremacy - The New York Times

echidne of the snakes: Cathy Young on Jordan Peterson And Feminism. And My Responses. (Cathy Young has always been stupid)
The Authoritarian Mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Instafuckwit worse than Cathy)


The Party *Doesn't* Decide
California adds 8th state to travel ban list: Oklahoma - San Francisco Chronicle (Fucklahoma)


Exeter New Hampshire police arrested a man for criticizing them on the internet ... The Exeter case is a bracing reminder that people with guns and badges often present the most immediate threat to the freedom of speech (dumb cops need to google "New York Times v. Sullivan and "streisand effect")

Jury gives 4 cents to family of black man killed by Florida cop (they blasted him for playing loud music in his home)

64-year-old Cleveland man sues after Customs takes life savings from his carry-on : news (the Jeff Sessions cops can steal all your monies law because you are probably a crook anyway but if not tough shit we ain't givin' it back)

Cop admits having sex with 2 teen girls in police car, motel while on duty : news ("having sex" = raping)

Deadbeat son claims he's too broke to pay child support ... Deadbeat son is a sign of America's failure to raise boys ... complained he was too broke to pay child support for his 8-year-old son, yet somehow managed to plunk down nearly $10,000 for a storage unit that has housed his busted 1989 Chevy Camaro for the past five years ... Michael Rotondo



In convention upset, Zakim bests Galvin for party endorsement - The Boston Globe - endorsement for Secretaryof State over the longtime incumbent, William F. Galvin.

Five more State Police troopers accused of falsifying overtime records - The Boston Globe


'Supersonic Tic Tac' UFO stalked US aircraft carrier for days, Pentagon report reveals : news (so there was more to the story, have we heard it all yet?)

ELI5 What's the reason behind of 666 being the number of the beast? : explainlikeimfive
/u/rewboss gives an excellent explanation of why 666 is the number of the beast. : bestof


How do we know there's a Baryon asymmetry? : askscience

ginger_gcups explains in terrifying detail exactly what would happen if Earth's magnetic field doubled in strength each day. : bestof

The secret to longevity may be in the microbiome and the gut - Scientists fed fruit flies a combination of probiotics and a herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60% and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

We are an international group of leading physicists (including many Nobel laureates)

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test : news


[NSFW] What's the worst thing you have witnessed on a bachelor/bachelorette party? : AskReddit

TIL that the city of Dallas, Texas has lost every single one of 82 court cases against the same man, Robert Groden, over several decades. : todayilearned

30-year-old moves out of parents's NY home after court order, 8 years

Robocalls aren't an assault on the common good.
A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS

060118


BSO kept Coral Springs paramedics from entering Parkland school | Miami Herald ... Even after the shooter had been arrested, the answer remained the same. (chickenshit hero cops and no consequences, ever)
Eschaton: Empathy - It was like talking to a toddler, Hart said

Eschaton: Ronald Reagan, Gun Grabber - Everybody knows this, but of course everybody doesn't know this or pretends to not know this. Modern gun control laws came into effect when black people started scaring white Republicans in California.

Trump reinstates summit with Kim Jong Un for June 12 in Singapore - The Washington Post

Londongrad oligarchs are being forced back to Russia's embrace - As sanctions bite, tycoons feel hemmed in by Vladimir Putin's power

The Greatest Royal Wedding Scammer Has Come Clean | Vanity Fair

A London couple's shared delusions led to the torture and death of French au pair


Here's the Email Russian Hackers Used to Try to Break Into State Voting Systems


Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum - The Washington Post - imploded Tuesday when Vice President Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years (let the evil morons run the show)
Opinion | Oh, What a Stupid Trade War (Very Slightly Wonkish) - The New York Times
/u/PoppinKREAM explains perfectly why the looming trade war is going to backfire on the USA, using an example from President Bush's attempt from 2002 : bestof (never, ever, learn from experience is a core Republican value)

US gains 223K jobs; unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 pct. (thanks to Trump, greatest president ever)

APNewsBreak: Pentagon to take over security clearance checks - The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government, using increased automation and high-tech analysis to tighten controls and tackle an enormous backlog of workers waiting for security clearances, according to U.S. officials.

Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say - The Washington Post (Trumps says no problem, it's just my friend Vlad)

Trump breaks protocol, sends markets a clear signal on jobs report before numbers are released - The Washington Post (fuck your "norms" it's all about the Trumpster)

London 'bridges' falling down: Curious origins of FBI's Trump-Russia probe
BREAKING: Trump May Already Be Indicted Under Seal - Attorney IO

President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims in 497 days - The Washington Post (Satan always lies)
10,000 Trump misstatements by the end of his term? Washington Post fact-checker says it's possible ... 6.5 a day, more than 200 a month

Scoop: Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Jeff Sessions on Robert Mueller investigation - Axios - on at least four separate occasions, three times in person and once over the phone, according to sources familiar with the conversations. (he IS justice, so he can't obstruct himself, he said)

Even Roger Stone Can't Make Trump Look Innocent - The president's allies seem to be operating under the assumption that he's guilty as sin
'I Will Never Roll on Donald Trump,' Promises Definitely Innocent Adviser Roger Stone

Prosecutors interview Comey as they investigate whether McCabe should be charged - The Washington Post (for insufficient loyalty to the Dumpster)

Jared Kushner close friend Rick Gerson now under scrutiny from Mueller - Gerson met with a UAE royal in the Seychelles around the time of a secret meeting there between Trump friend Erik Prince and Russian and Emirati officials. (they could be twins, lock them up)

With his pardons, Trump is turning tool of mercy into sword of retribution - CNN
Dinesh D'Souza? Really? - the right-wing troll known for, among other things, posting racist tweets about President Barack Obama, spreading the lie that George Soros was a Nazi collaborator and writing that "the American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well" ... Maybe the president is sending a signal of loyalty and reassurance to friends and family members who may soon find themselves facing similar criminal charges
Authoritarian Abuses the Pardon Power - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... comment: "D'Souza's college girlfriend was Laura Ingraham. Birds of a feather... (well no shit)

Eschaton: Weirdos - If you get political reporters drunk enough, I bet they'd tell you that they were "tough" on Al Gore, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton because there just isn't something right about them. They know things. They've heard things. Do you know what is in Al Gore's bathroom cabinet? ... I bet they heard a few things about Donald Trump, too, but, well, you know.

Kim Kardashian Meeting Donald Trump in the Oval Office Is a Nightmare We Can't Wake Up From

EPA's Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store


Koch political network supports Heitkamp for bank deregulation bill - network launches digital ad blitz supporting Democrat Heidi Heitkamp as midterms near -- Americans for Prosperity is unleashing a digital advertising campaign on Friday thanking North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for co-sponsoring the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protect Act ... The move to support Heitkamp comes only two months after the Koch network launched a six-figure ad buy attacking her for voting against the Republican tax reform bill. (little Heidi Fuckkamp sold out)


Rubio Volunteer Susan Goldstein Compares Obama to Monkey | Miami New Times - Susan Goldstein ... And in 2018, she's apparently fine with announcing she thinks Barack Obama looks like a monkey, and she doesn't get why that comment is obviously racist. (and she's a Jew, apparently)


Leaked emails show Hoover academic conspiring with College Republicans to conduct 'opposition research' on student (ratfuckers all the way down to the bottom of the "Hoover" Institute)
Niall Ferguson wanted opposition research on a student. | The New Republic
The Pity of Niall Ferguson - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Historian turned sixth-rate winger hack pundit Niall Ferguson is advancing the cause of free speech bytrying to conduct oppo research on students whose political views he doesn't like ... Hoover Institution's Niall Ferguson ... Ferguson resigned from his leadership role in the Cardinal Conversations program on April 16, after Provost Persis Drell became aware of the email chain ... It really is how far an Oxbridge accent and the ability to wear a suit well can carry a mediocre white guy. (BoGlo will keep publishing him)
Left-Wing Campus PC Strikes Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Niall Ferguson wanted opposition research on a student

Trump's Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec -- @AmyMek anonymously spread hate online for years. She can't hide any more -- For five years, the mysterious Twitter account -- which has more than 200,000 followers, including Sean Hannity, Roseanne Barr and the personal account of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and has earned endorsements from Donald Trump and Michael Flynn -- has tirelessly spewed far-right propaganda and, above all, Islamophobia. Around 25 tweets a day, sometimes more, the majority of them designed to stoke hatred of Muslims ... The 45-year-old resident of Fishkill, New York, grew up in a Jewish family in East Brunswick, New Jersey ...

Maria Bartiromo's Strange Trip From 'Money Honey' to One of Trumps Top Boosters - Once a titan of apolitical financial reporting, Bartiromo has made an unmistakeable pivot toward conspiratorial and occasionally alt-right-assisted Trump cheerleading.
Joy Reid's Blog Published A Photoshopped Image Of John McCain As The Virginia Tech Shooter (she's nuts)


Chelsea Clinton resurfaces Trump meeting with Ted Nugent, who once called Hillary C-word | TheHill (IAOKIYAAR)

Congressional Candidate In Virginia Admits He's A Pedophuile - Nathan Larson also ran online forums for pedophiles and misogynists ... his campaign website shared an IP address with these forums, (stupid but he's not really a Republican)

I Went on a Date With Eric Schneiderman. It Took Me Years to Process What Happened That Night. (Schneiderfuck was always evil)

When the punishment feels like a crime - The Huffington Post - Brock Turner's twisted legacy - father lamented that his son's life was being destroyed over "20 minutes of action" (there's the kid's problem, right there) "you don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're hefre today"

Title IX Is Too Easy to Abuse - The Atlantic - Mutually Nonconsensual Sex


Opinion | One Down, but 49 States Still Allow Child Brides - The New York Times - So Tyree, then 13, was married to her rapist, then age 32. She became one of the thousands of underage American girls who are married each year, often sacrificing their futures to reduce embarrassment to their parents ... Last month Delaware became the first state to ban all child marriages, without exception ... 20 states don't t set any minimum statutory age for marriage (good Christians marry their 11 yr-old daughters to rapist pedophiles because they are good Christians)

Georgia couple loses custody of son after giving him marijuana to treat seizures - CBS News - They are charged with reckless conduct and facing jail time.


"You can't Beat Jordan Peterson With Arguments I Attributed To You," A Very Useful and Good Faith Argument (Cathy Young, once again, says very stupid libertarianish things)


How Modernity Invented the Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic - Over the course of a few years in the 20th century, the midlife crisis went from an obscure psychological theory to a ubiquitous phenomenon.


About 7,000 years ago, something weird happened to men: the genetic diversity of their Y chromosomes collapsed. It was as if there was only one man left to mate for every 17 women. The collapse may have been the result of generations of war between patrilineal clans structured around male ancestry. : science (generations of war in patriarchal clans all over the world at the same time)

Why is the brain divided? : askscience

The greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems, such as throwing tantrums or fighting. The study also found that mothers who stay in control cognitively are less likely to have controlling parenting attitudes : science


From Facebook to Amazon, these are the default privacy settings you should change - The Washington Post

An Exploit Left Millions of Steam Users Vulnerable for the Past 10 Years - A security researcher found a serious vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of a Steam user's computer

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat : technology

"These People Have Lost Their Minds": A Viacom Insider Unloads About the Redstone-Moonves Grudge Match
"I Have Never Seen Revenue Grow This Fast" : Could a Scooter Start-up Really Be Worth $1 Billion? - Bird, the brainchild of a former Uber and Lyft executive, is seeking funding at a 10-figure valuation. But could the scooter company really be worth $1 billion? It depends who you ask.
Mary Meeker's essential 2018 Internet Trends report
Does anyone know how to access Field Test on the Lumia 950 XL? : windowsphone

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San Juan mayor wears hat reflecting Puerto Rico's revised death toll from Hurricane Maria | TheHill


Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public -- Danish minister calls facial coverings 'incompatible with Danish values'


EU announces retaliation against Trump tariffs - US president has imposed tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the EU
U.S. hits EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs : news (Dumpster is fucking everything up)


Opinion | Trump Immigration Policy Veers From Abhorrent to Evil - The New York Times (his "base" loves killing brown people and putting their kids in cells)


Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

Eschaton: Shoulda Gone With Fire - Such fun. -- Federal prosecutors also revealed for the first time that among the items seized Cohen last months was a shredding machine, the contents of which are among the only items that the government has not yet turned over to the special master or Cohen's legal team
Stephen Brown on Twitter: "AUSA Maimin says that the government expects to produce "the contents of a shredding machine" to the special master within three weeks."


Trump is tightening his grip around the neck of the Justice Department - The Washington Post
Trump's Dinesh D'Souza pardon serves a very personal purpose - The Washington Post - Trump's self-serving pardons

GOP support for Robert Mueller's s probe is falling

Trump's lies about the Russia probe devolve into absurdity
Why does Trump lie? Just ask Billy Bush. - The Washington Post
Howard Stern Reveals Trump Asked Him to Speak at the Republican National Convention
The Mussolini Kabuki - Lawyers, Guns & Money

I Wonder Who Wrote That Melania Trump Tweet | HuffPost -- Definitely not Donald Trump in a wig, that's for sure ... 20 days now since Melania Trump accompanied her husband to greet the three American former hostages returning home from North Korea. That was the last time she was seen in public.


No, Republicans aren't 'taking the lead in polls' (red wave of zombie Trumpsters coming)

Adam McKay Can't Believe We're Nostalgic for the Bush and Cheney Years

Trump will pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of campaign finance violation - pleaded guilty in 2014 to reimbursing two of his associates after directing them to contribute $10,000 each to the 2012 Senate campaign of Wendy Long.

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; A Post-Memorial Day Status Report - Where things stand in the battles for Congress and the governorships

Virginia lawmakers expand Medicaid to 400,000, after years of GOP resistance - The Washington Post


Woman Who Spent 2016 Trying To Get Trump Elected Running Massive Con - Lawyers, Guns & Money (little Russian Jill Steinfuck took all the money and spent it)

Illinois Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment 36 Years After The Congressional Deadline | HuffPost (thanks, Barry) The other states that have yet to ratify the amendment are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah

White America's racial resentment is the real impetus for welfare cuts, study says -- White Americans are more likely to favor welfare cuts when they believe that their status is threatened and that minorities are the main beneficiaries of safety net programs, the study says ... political efforts to cut welfare programs are driven less by conservative principles than by racial anxiety, the authors conclude. That also hurts white Americans who make up the largest share of Medicaid and food-stamp recipients ... President Donald Trump was voted into office by people anxious about rising racial diversity and globalization. (America has a stupid white problem, they will fuck themselves if that will hurt someone they hate)

Trump's New 'Work for Welfare' Rules Protect Poor Whites at the Expense of Urban Blacks

Why Virginia's Medicaid expansion is a big deal

The Top-2 "Primary" in California and Washington is a democratic abomination that violates the right to free association




Paige Patterson fired by Southern Baptist seminary over handling of sex abuse allegation - The Washington Post ("expect abuse in a Christian marriage")


Does Rush Limbaugh Matter Anymore? | HuffPost - The shock jock still commands a huge audience, but he's not standing out in the era of Donald Trump.

Roseanne Wanted TV Show To Be Canceled, Ex-Husband Says | HuffPost - tweets were escalating in the days before she posted a racist comment ... "This monkey thing is something she's tweeted before about black people" (she fired her husband)
Samantha Bee Puts Roseanne Controversy To Bed With Ambien Commercial | HuffPost - Barr had claimed the insomnia drug was the reason she sent out a racist tweet.
Sally Field's Tweet On Samantha Bee's Ivanka Trump Comment Is One For The Books
Tom Arnold on Twitter: "On the bright side now that Roseanne Barr is permanently unemployable she can finally get inside the head of Roseanne Connor. Really sink her teeth into the character. Walk in her shoes. Become one with. Inhabit the soul of. Do a whole Daniel Day Lewis thing. Or she could tweet."

STX Beats Lawsuit Over 'Happytime Murders' Trailer With 'Ejaculating Puppets' -- "No Sesame. All Street" (haha, fuck you Sesame St.)

Drake Dropping a Press Release During a Rap Battle Is the Whitest Thing That Ever Happened This Week - He was born black and he gonna die black. His daddy is a literal cat daddy who rocks zoot suits in 2018. That boy black as shit. But sometimes even the blackest of people can do some white-ass shit


This Media Startup Is Beating the Competition With a Newsroom Run by Robots - Bloomberg (your robot news overlords are here)

NPR Bids Adieu To 5 News Blogs : NPR Ombudsman : NPR


Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018 | Pew Research Center - YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online 'almost constantly' ... roughly half (51%) of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they use Facebook, notably lower than the shares who use YouTube, Instagram or Snapchat.


Jury Leaves $4 to Family of Man Killed by Sheriff's Deputy, Along With Many Questions ... jurors also found that the sherriff's office was only 1 percent at fault in the death, that award was reduced to four cents. And furthermore, because jurors found that Mr. Hill was intoxicated and mostly to blame for the shooting, a lawyer for his family said Tuesday that a judge would reduce the four-cent award to nothing. (breathing while black)

Dorchester charter school teacher accused of sexual assault - The Boston Globe
Director in medical examiner'ss office appears to have fabricated credentials
After years of reconstruction, Longfellow Bridge reopened 5 a.m. Thursday - The Boston Globe


Taking a photo of something impairs your memory of it, whether you expect to keep the photo or not - the reasons for this remain largely unknown, finds a new study. : science

Lightning bolts colliding : gifs
Thorgasm - The Orgasm of the Gods

u/gap343 finds a 1924 message in a bottle in the Galapagos, and u/aikisean posts a newspaper article about the 18-year-old who wrote it : bestof

Which creepy urban legend turned out to be true? : AskReddit


Eschaton: Everybody Should Learn To Code For Murder - The dominant belief seems to be that progress requires that your self-driving car kills a few people as it learns, but I can't get over the fact that they turned off the emergency braking. This is negligent homicide, or should be ... Our vehicles are totally safe but we, uh, turned off the safety systems because they were a bummer, man.

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For 'Columbiners' School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure
Parkland parents form a Super PAC to target the NRA | Miami Herald

Satellite Images Show North Korea Scrubbed Nuclear Test Site Before Unilaterally Destroying It

Iran is the culprit behind Tuesday's Gaza rocket barrage, Israel says -- The mass produced 120mm mortars and more accurate 107 mm rockets were fired by Iranian funded Islamic Jihad


Arkady Babchenko: Ukraine faked murder of journalist - BBC News

Attitudes of Christians in Western Europe | Pew Research Center


Jewish Groups Reject Israel Funding For Fear Of Being Branded Foreign Agents ... a shadowy Israeli government agency ... They came offering money with few strings attached. They wanted American Jewish institutions to help them fight the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement by running "missions" to Israel for influencers, something some of them were doing anyway. ("influencers")


Trump bragged about classified Syria skirmish at fundraiser - politico (he is much more important than national security)

Bolton Installs Anti-Muslim Wingnut as NSC Chief of Staff

Tech Transfer and US Universities - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I don't have time this morning to go into a lot of detail, but this is a big fucking deal: The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens (making stupid decisions with long-term consequences for racist reasons will fuck up US educational system which makes a lot of money from Chinese students)

Trump's 'zero tolerance' at the border is causing child shelters to fill up fast -- The number of migrant children held in U.S. government custody without their parents has surged 21 percent in the past month
Donald Trump's Anti-Immigrant Army
'Jihadi Circuses' : The Anti-Muslim Police Training in San Angelo Was Worse Than We Thought

Big Banks to Get Reprieve from Volcker Rule - The New York Times


GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy Contradicts Trump On 'Informant' Claim == "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got"
On Fox News, of all places, Trump's 'spy' claim is debunked by Trey Gowdy and even Judge Napolitano
Voltaire and friends comment
Trump's 'spygate' offensive loses steam -- Legal experts and Trump critics say the defections have exposed cracks in the president's narrative ("narrative" not "connstant stream of lies" +even Dershofuck) )
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F.B.I. Official Wrote Secret Memo Fearing Trump Got a Cover Story for Comey Firing - The New York Times

Mueller probing whether Trump pressured Sessions to engage in Russia investigation (you mean "to obstruct justice")
Robert Mueller's obstruction of justice probe is bigger than we realized
Judge sets endpoint for review of seized Cohen files, rebukes Avenatti's 'publicity tour'
Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case piecing together shredded documents from raid - lawyers have received most of the materials seized during the FBI raid on his hotel and office, except for the contents of a shredder.

Manafort Loses Skirmish With Mueller Over Two Search Warrants - Bloomberg
Senate Intelligence Committee Now Wants to Grill Roger Stone


Trump's Plan for Political Survival: Blame Obama for Everything -- The last two presidents haven't spoken since inauguration as the attacks from 45 on 44 move from the vicious to the absurd.
How Trump's Election Shook Obama: 'What if We Were Wrong?' "I'm trying to place him in American history" (place yourself, first)

Don't believe liars about anything - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yglesias has a good piece about how ridiculous it is to treat Trump as if anything he says ought to be taken as true until proven otherwise:

Trump Aides Brutally Turn on Each Other in War on Leaks - The Oval Office confrontation between Mercedes Schlapp and Kelly Sadler was more dramatic and damaging than widely assumed -- merely the latest clear example of Trump trying to control or otherwise sway the people who could be in charge of his own fate. And it underlines the fact that he had very few boundaries in doing so ... The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request. Sessions refused.

White House silence on Melania stokes conspiracy theories - POLITICO - hasn't been seen in public since her release from the hospital after a routine procedure.

Ivanka Trump Abruptly Leaves Call After Question About China Trademarks - The New York Times

Keeping Up with the Kushners: With Jared Back on Top, Kim Kardashian Heads to the White House -- Months of talks between Jared Kushner and Kim Kardashian is set to culminate in a meeting with President Trump, in which the reality-TV star will ask him to pardon a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense. (welcome to your reality show America)

Exhaustive investigation reveals little evidence of possible voter fraud in NH (millions of illegal immigrant gang members were bused in to vote, Trump said)

Ted Cruz leads Beto O'Rourke by 11 points in Senate race, new poll finds -- The new poll comes about a month after the same firm called the race "too close to call"

The Polls Are All Right | FiveThirtyEight

Greitens accepted deal with St. Louis prosecutor | The Kansas City Star ... had "presidential ambitions'


There are at least 43 Democratic black women running as challengers for U.S. House seats, but only one -- Lauren Underwood of Illinois -- has the backing of the national campaign organization

CA Republican registration falls behind no party preference | The Sacramento Bee - 4,844,803 no-party-preference voters, according to Political Data Inc., compared with 4,771,984 Republicans. Both make up about a quarter of the California electorate, trailing 8,436,493 registered Democrats, about 44.4 percent ... despite falling registration rates, Republicans maintain an outsized influence because they vote more consistently than Democrats or independents.
California Republicans hit rock bottom - POLITICO - New figures show the once-proud state GOP has been relegated to third-party status (wait, the NYT told us that Franklin Graham would turn the state red!) .


Alito, Thomas and Models of Judicial Behavior - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Chuck Schumer Is Not Cutting It ... not up to the job

What Happened to Jill Stein's Recount Millions? Shortly after the 2016 election, Jill Stein raised more than $7 million from shell-shocked liberals eager to pursue a swing-state recount. Nearly two years later, the U.S. Green Party's last candidate for president is still spending that money. (grifters will grift)


Valerie Jarrett Calls Roseanne Barr's Racist Tweet A 'Teaching Moment' | HuffPost
Racist Tweet Fiasco Costs Roseanne Barr More Than Just A Reboot | HuffPost
Roseanne Barr lashes out at co-stars; Trump wonders why he hasn't gotten an apology from ABC, too ... Ambien ... "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication," the company tweeted echoing a sentiment that many on social media had shared.
Nothing about this picture has aged well. : pics (srsly, click on it)
'Roseanne' Is Canceled, So Let The Memes Begin

Joy Reid Promoted An Infamous 9/11 Conspiracy Documentary On Her Old Blog - alleged that the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center were in fact planned by the US government.


The Reckoning: Harvey Weinstein and the Legal Case for (and Against) Prison Time
Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Multiple Rape Charges By Grand Jury | Deadline

The 'Sex Cult' That Preached Empowerment -- Why did female members of Nxivm follow a guru named Keith Raniere, who now stands accused of sex trafficking? He made them feel like they were in control.


How parenthood continues to cost women more than men


Drake and Pusha T's extremely long feud, explained - The Washington Post

Report: Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo used fake Twitter accounts to argue with critics, smear former players and colleagues - Philly (dumbfuck)



Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal - Academics share machine-learning research freely. Taxpayers should not have to pay twice to read our findings : technology

A new study of 169 newlywed heterosexual couples found that after the first 18 months of marriage husbands became more conscientious, and wives became less anxious, depressed and angry. However, husbands became less extroverted, and both husbands and wives became less agreeable. : science

Wearing glasses may really mean you're smarter, major study finds - intelligent people are 30% more likely to have genes related to poor eyesight

People with a keener sense of smell may find sex more pleasant and, if they are female, have more orgasms during sex, finds a new study. : science


What's the sluttiest thing you've ever done?
Eschaton: You Called It Autopilot, Elon - I do not think you should have done that. -- A Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Laguna Beach Police Department vehicle Tuesday morning, authorities said.
More Bad Press For Elon: The Car Elon Musk Launched Into Orbit Has Fallen Back Down To Earth And Crushed Malala Yousafzai

Reddit just passed Facebook as #3 most popular website in US : technology ... "Reddit is strangers amusing me. Facebook is people I know pissing me off."
Microsoft is now more valuable than Google - and is the third-most valuable company in the world : windowsphone

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A New Study Says Nearly 6,000 Died In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria. The Government Still Says 64 People Died. (lying is what they do, all the time)
Hurricane Maria: Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to hurricane, far exceeding official death toll - The Washington Post

Porn Leads To School Shootings, GOP Congresswoman Says | HuffPost - "I think that is a big part' of the spike in such attacks, Rep. Diane Black asserts. (if there is a dumb thing to be said, they will say it)


Europe's Fragility Is Exposed Again

Live updates: Five Israelis wounded by Gaza rocket; U.S. calls Security Council session - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Belgium attacker stabs 2 cops in Liege, shoots them with their own guns - ABC News

Dow drops nearly 400 points after Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan lead bank stock tumble


Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is shot and killed in Kiev


Eschaton: Happy 15th Anniversary Of Suck On This Day!!!!!!! - Time sure does fly. 30 Friedmans.
Flathead | Manhattan, New York, NY | News - Matt Taibbi (for the memories)
It's in the moustache!!!


Trump says investigation of 2016 election interference is now interfering with 2018 elections - The Washington Post - "Sorry, I've got to start focusing my energy on North Korea Nuclear, bad Trade Deals, VA Choice, the Economy, rebuilding the Military, and so much more, and not on the Rigged Russia Witch Hunt that should be investigating Clinton/Russia/FBI/Justice/Obama/Comey/Lynch etc." (will be forced to cancel "rigged" elections)


Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day With Self-Congratulatory Tweet | HuffPost (they all died for him)

Reporter and Republican congressman team up to validate Trump's lie about tearing apart families -- Media malpractice.
Ivanka mocked for 'tone-deaf' tweet -- for posting a photo of herself embracing her 2-year-old son amid reports of families being separated at the Mexican border (no, it's "pitch-perfect" to white nationalists, stupid complicit media)

Supreme Court Allows Arkansas Abortion Restrictions to Stand - The New York Times - The law, enacted in 2015, requires providers of the procedure to have contracts with doctors who have admitting privileges at a hospital in the state. Abortion clinics in Arkansas said they were unable to find any doctors willing to sign such contracts. (perfectly ok w/SC)

Giuliani says Trump won't sit for Mueller interview unless all FBI informant documents can be reviewed

Fight Over Trump Jr.s Testimony Simmers in the Senate (Grassley has Juniour's ass covered)



ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist Twitter rant - Iger added on Twitter that "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing" (drunk Republican bitch)
Roseanne Barr Goes on Wild (And Racist) Tweetstorm About Clintons, George Soros, Chris Cillizza | Mediaite (nice chronology of the less-than-a=day meltdown and career implosing #justiceforassholes)
after its star, Roseanne Barr, went on a vitriolic and racist Twitter rant
Roseanne Cacelled: ABC Scraps Seasnon 11 Afer Barr's Racist Tweet
ABC wouldn't have canned 'Roseanne' over a mere 'racially charged' tweet ... Racially charged instead of racist. Falsehoods instead of lies. Witch hunt instead of legitimate investigation.

Greitens. Going, going ... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday announced he is stepping down effective at 5 p.m. Friday in the face of an impeachment effort, an adverse judicial ruling and and multiple criminal investigations.

Garrett to quit Congress amid servant scandal, alcoholism - POLITICO - The Virginia congressman announces his retirement after POLITICO reported he used his staff as personal gofers. (Drunk T-Party jerk)
Rep. Garrett announces he is an alcoholic and will not seek reelection - The Washington Post

GoLocalProv | EXCLUSIVE: Chafee Out of U.S. Senate Race - Lincoln Chafee's on-again, off-again run for office in 2018 is now over (Republifuck switched parties to screw you, didn't work)

NY21: Democrats say Ratigan voiced preference for Trump over Clinton | NCPR News - "It's mind-boggling that a Democratic candidate asking for my vote would say this"

The Right-Wing Millennial Machine | HuffPost - Conservatives are building an army of fired-up young people. How? By offering them salaries.

Catholic School Rejected Its Gay Valedictorian's Speech. So He Gave It With a Bullhorn.


Trump exposes the hypocrisy of Christian Republicans - The Washington Post
Jesse Duplantis, Destrehan televangelist, seeks donations for $54 million jet | NOLA.com - "so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop" (Satanic Airways)


Inside the Pro-Trump Effort to Keep Black Voters From the Polls - Bloomberg - Breitbart staffer recruited Sanders activist Bruce Carter to get African Americans to support the Republican -- or stay home


Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused - The New York Times - company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive.


Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "At least the opening graf for Young Master Bragman's inevitable "the liberal case for re-electing Trump" take now writes itself https://t.co/Jt7n1PrLLD"

TMZ Goes MAGA: How Harvey Levin's Gossip Empire Became Trump's Best Friend

Megyn Kelly attacks Starbucks for allowing anyone to use bathroom: 'Do you really want to deal with homeless people?' (more true color Somebody had to foot the bill for Anna Delvey
s dept)

How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People
'The Tale' is a harrowing story of surviving abuse -- it's a story of how survivors move forward through their trauma


Military Report: UFOs May Have Attempted Rendezvous With Giant Undersea Object | HuffPost

This adorable proposal. : aww


What It's Like When Elon Musk's Twitter Mob Comes After You - When female journalists like me dare to question the SpaceX and Tesla founder, there's predictable result: We get called bitches, idiots, and worse.

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New Zealand to slaughter thousands of cows in attempt to eliminate Mycoplasma bovis bacteria - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
What's Better: Flash Floods or Historic Drought? ... Florida Panhandle ... two feet of rain in 26 hours ... In the National Climate Assessment, the experts reported huge increases since the mid-20th century in the amount of precipitation falling in very heavy rainstorms: up 71 percent in the Northeast, 37 percent in the Midwest and 27 percent in the Southeast.

'This is worse' : Ellicott City devastated by another flood as heavy rain drenches Baltimore region ... "They say this is a once-every-1,000-years flood, and we've had two of them in two years"


Discovery to shut European TV hub as it mulls post-Brexit plan | Media | The Guardian - Bear Grylls broadcaster may move from London to Poland or Netherlands if EU-wide TV deal not struck (bye-bye, UK)


Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video | Reuters - regulators must block the video file-sharing site YouTube for one month over a video that denigrates the Prophet Mohammad ... "Innocence of Muslims" a low-budget 13-minute video, was billed as a film trailer and made in California with private funding. It provoked a wave of anti-American unrest in Egypt and other Muslim countries when it appeared in 2012. (you stupid, Egypt, good luck with no Google)


In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything - The New York Times - After eight years of budget cutting, Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty. (good job, Tories)

Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says (sorta like eliminate all the doors in schools)


Anger Spreads as Syria Leads Global Disarmament Body - The New York Times - On Monday, it took up the rotating presidency of the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament. (barrel-bombs for all!)


Locked and Loaded for the Lord -- After the Rev. Moon died in 2012, his church split apart. Two of his sons established a new congregation. Their followers are eagerly awaiting the end times. And they are armed. (guns for Jesus)


Ivanka Trump Wins China Trademarks, Then Her Father Vows to Save ZTE - The New York Times (meanwhile, in lock them all up land)

Redding flight school pilot kidnapped student and tried to deport him to China, police say - The Washington Post - California police say they thwarted a vigilante deportation attempt last week ... Jonathan McConkey, a pilot and certified flight instructor, is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping with his assistant, Kelsi Hoser (meanwhile, in Trumpland)

First peek: Immigrant children flood detention center - But they are still children in cages, not gangsters, not delinquents. Just children, 900 of them, in a makeshift border-town processing center that is larger than a football field. They pass the day sitting on benches or lying side by side on tiny blue mattresses pressed up against each other on nearly every square inch of the floor in the fenced areas.

Trump is blaming Democrats for separating migrant families at the border. Here's why this isn't a surprise. ... "DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS" (the mouth! the hair! the hands! the lies! of Satan)

The Technology of American Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What you see above is a prison bus for small children who still need child seats and who were separated from their parents when the fascists at ICE caught them. The website goes into detail about how they provide field trips for the kids (!!), how the seats meet ICE specifications (hmmm), etc. This was from 2016, so who knows how bad it has gotten by now. In any case, this is the technology of American ethnic cleansing ... Given the bureaucratic nature of the government, it would have taken Trump and ICE a few years to develop all the tools of repression that the Obama regime created ready for them (thanks, again, float=above-it-all bipartisan Barry)
Opinion | The Weasel of Oz - The New York Times ... "Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such as rape or murder. Then, he said, the crowds would roar when the criminals were thrown out of the country." Miller and Kushner laughed

Trump panned for 'tone-deaf' Memorial Day tweet - "those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today" (perfectly pitched to his racist base)
They Did Not Die for What We Have Now -- and That's On Us, Not Them -- Ultimately, that's why we've lost the plot on Memorial Day (Support Meaningless Wars for Profit Day) They did not risk, they did not bleed, they did not die for what this country is at the moment: a republic of mummery, numb and stupid, drunk on unreality and unreason, and, by its own public choice, led by a ridiculous and dangerous man

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Trump Pulls Conspiracy Theories From the Fringes to the Oval Office - The New York Times (remember "vast, right-wing conspiracy?" +"Former aides to the president, speaking privately because they did not want to embarrass him" - could we have the full list of "former aides" NYT?)


Trump may be the worst presidential dealmaker in modern history - The Washington Post


Donald Trump Jr: revered by the right, and building his own political base | US news | The Guardian - Jr's fanbase sees him as an authentic political figure, but many conservatives are waiting for the next shoe to drop (will run for Pres in 2024 from his prison cell unless he falls into a volcano or something)


April Ryan accuses Melania Trump's spokeswoman of creating an 'atmosphree of hate' after Twitter feud
https://t.co/AC7g7Bfb9F"
Stephanie Grisham on Twitter: "If you're a jounalist ..." (Dumpsters can't read)

Eschaton: Your Moment Of Zen (Keith Ellison)

Trump Called A 'New York Times' Source "Phoney," But The Official Is Actually Very Real ... The Times also stated that over 50 people were present at the briefing, and a Buzzfeed reporter who signed onto the simultaneous conference called said in a tweet that over 240 people were on the call line when she joined ...
Brian J. Karem on Twitter: "I was there. This was a background briefing given by a senior administration official in the briefing room! POTUS either has no idea what his own administration is doing, has lost his mind, doesn't care, all of the above and is such a liar he can't remember the last lie he told. https://t.co/d5XpUlElRz" (let's go with all of the above + evil)

Rudy Giuliani gets booed when Yankees announce it's his birthday

Study: Sean Hannity spent the last year laying the groundwork for an authoritarian response to the Russia probe (what state media looks like, hi traitor Sean)

Media change deniers: Why debates around news need a better evidence base


The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism -- The research suggests that when intolerant white people fear democracy may benefit marginalized people, they abandon their commitment to democracy ... When faced with a choice between bigotry and democracy, too many Americans are embracing the first while abandoning the second. (racist fuck white people are a big problem, who is their god, anyway?)

Opinion | Democrats Are Running a Smart, Populist Campaign - The New York Times

The Evangelical Fight to Win Back California - The New York Times - As the primary approaches, Franklin Graham brings Jesus (you mean Satan) and a conservative political message -- to a state with a vast pool of evangelical voters. (Jesus loves guns, hates gays and immmigrants and health care, , Cali will go full Red-State)

Black Defendants Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Judges, Study Finds - The New York Times - (racist assholes will be racist asshole)

Maryland police officer's death ignites a racial firestorm (black thugs raiding the suburbs, whitey's worst nightmare)

The North's Jim Crow By Andrew W. Kahrl - Dr. Kahrl studies the history of segregation. (hello, Boston)


The company Bill de Blasio keeps with N.Y.'s creeps and crooks ... there was Harvey Weinstein on page one of the more than 4,000 pages of emails Bill de Blasio finally dumped on the public of his exchanges with outside "agents of the city" that show his often angry and inept attempts to stage-manage his image, Hollywood-style. (Blas was Harvey's bff and Hillary had no idea he was an asshole rapist)


Holy Cross valedictorian denied right to speak at graduation - The Diocese of Covington found that the speech contained "elements that were political and inconsistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church' Bales is openly gay and dooesn't know if that played any role in the decision to not have him speak at graduation. (take a guess, and fuck you, Catholics)


What Drove a Man to Set Himself on Fire in Brooklyn? - The New York Times - "My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves"

Another Taxi Driver in Debt Takes His Life. That's 5 in 5 Months (capitalism at work)

Is Acne Cool Now? - The New York Times - Those are just a couple of the insults Hailey Wait, an 18-year-old student and influencer, has had to endure since she began to develop acne seven years ago ... Instagram ... She amassed thousands of new followers (her count is now 151,000) ... Megan Collins, a trend forecaster at Trndera in Los Angeles ... as far back as 2015, in fact, when the beauty influencer Em Ford ... About 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at any one time, making it the most common skin condition in the United States (so now we have "influencers" and "trend forecasters")

Dear Publishers, if you want my subscription dollars (or euros), here is what I expect - A growing number of publications are switching to the subscription model. But most of them are lagging behind, with a poor user experience. Lousy execution will eventually translate into casualties.

Are bots entitled to free speech? - Columbia Journalism Review - How will the courts address free-expression rights for artificially intelligent communicators? This conversation is coming, and it may push the Supreme Court to do something it has avoided: define who is and is not a journalist.


205 Priority Applicants Vying For Recreational Marijuana Licenses Can Move Into Next Phase | WBUR News - The Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday wrapped up its review of priority applicants for recreational marijuana businesses.


/u/Not_A_BusDriver explains why censoring offensive history diminishes it's importance of reminding us of past atrocities (and to not repeat them). : bestof


Nice trick : gifs


Bitcoin backlash as 'miners' suck up electricity, stress power grids in Central Washington

Eschaton: The Rollercoaster Line - I thought I was done writing about PRTs because self-driving cars were the new stupid thing, but stupid billionaire Musk has resurrected them and I am mad about it. David Dayen takes a swing in the LA Times ... . the system is an improvement over a high capacity subway...how? I have no idea. Not rubbing elbows with strangers is apparently the draw, but if the price of that is 1/100 of the capacity, optimistically.... take a damn limo, Elon. You're never gonna ride this public transit system, either. (Musk is a serial con)

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Everyone Is Missing A Key Reason The U.S. Birth Rate Is Declining | HuffPost - In the U.S., women are essentially punished for having kids. (Republians hate women, children, education and health-care)

Man arrested after over 200 headstones vandalized with swastikas - KMOV.com (Trump voter)
Santa Fe school shooting: After another mass shooting, Parkland activists sought momentum. In Texas, the response has been different. - The Washington Post - After another mass shooting, Parkland activists sought momentum. In Texas, the response has been different (metal-detectors and lock the doors)

Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides - The New York Times - The culture of silence and deference to religious authority that long dominated Ireland is gone. The country that has emerged is an unlikely leader of liberal values. (Catholic patriarchy is dead)

Clapper: North Korean leader 'may have met his match' in Trump


U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

How's Life in the War Zone? Not Great (meanwhile, in eastern Ukraine, Russian occupied "Donetsk People's Republic")


Google says European politicians and government officials have used the "right to be forgotten" to delete 34000 articles about themselves from search results in Europe : technology ("right to have their evil history erased" this will not work well)


China Approves 5 New Trademarks For Ivanka Trump Business As President Forges ZTE Deal | HuffPost - The trademark approvals raise new concerns about potential Trump family conflicts of interest. (if it walks like a bribe ...)

Putin complains probe around Donald Trump hurts U.S.-Russian relations (hahaha)

DHS to issue 15,000 more guest worker visas amid clamor over labor shortage - The Washington Post (what happened to "We're closed! ??)
Trump taps hate group fellow Ronald Mortensen for important post dealing with refugees | Southern Poverty Law Center

Border Patrol Alters Account Of Guatemalan Woman's Death (blew off her head and then lied about "blunt objects" your ICE at work)
Guatemalan woman shot dead by Border Patrol came to US seeking a job - CNN (Trump said she was an "animal" and needed to be killed)


Booyah: Obama Photographer Hilariously Trolls Trump's 'Spy' Claim | HuffPost - Trump told friends that he decided to use the term "spy" for his story because it sounded more villainous (said the giant orange villain)


'No evidence' FBI spied on Trump campaign, Republican says, contrary to president's claims ... Sen Marco Rusio ... "What I have seen is evidence that they were investigating individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning"

Trump Versus Law Enforcement: A Confrontation With No Precedent - The New York Times ... The F.B.I. was investigating Russian efforts to influence the American election and had picked up evidence that people around Mr. Trump had been in contact with Russians, evidence that has only grown in the nearly two years since then. (but Jonathan Turley thinks that was fine, and ...) Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman under Mr. Obama. "We do't know what he's buying but he's giving up a lot for it."

Giuliani slams Mueller probe as 'illegitimate' (said Satan's mouth)
Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller | US news | The Guardian (which side of Rudy's lying mouth are you gonna believe?)

Trump: Lives have been 'devastated and destroyed' by Russia probe (and they aren't even in jail yet)

Avenatti says Trump 'participated' in Cohen schemes: Their swamp 'makes everglades look like a backyard plastic pool' (the sound-bite master at work)

Trump's land of delusion: Disregard the sycophants; the wheels are coming off, if they were ever on (and check out his fake hair)
Is Don Jr. a Criminal or an Idiot? | Vanity Fair (let's go with evil criminal idiot)

Former drug industry lobbyist helps steer Trump drug plan - POLITICO

Stunning Oval Office leak: Aides fight in front of Trump -- about leaks -- Sadler then stunned the room: To be completely honest, she said, she thought one of the worst leakers was Schlapp, her boss ... the allegation -- like a previous internal meeting to deal with leaking -- ultimately got leaked to us.

Trump falsely accuses the New York Times of making up a source. It was an official who briefed reporters. - The Washington Post
Eschaton: Imagine Being The Kind Of Person Who Willingly Works For Donald Trump - And, well, fuck that person. -- Imagine being the WH background briefer who led this briefing, who now has his boss - the president of the US - saying he/she doesn't exist -- Maggie Haberman
Eschaton: Lie - They can't call the president a liar, and they sympathize with the people who supposedly "have to" lie for him. They don't care much about their readers ... By "they" I mostly mean Maggie, of course.

"That Is What Power Looks Like" : As Trump Prepares for 2020, Democrats Are Losing the Only Fight That Matters -- Even in an era of historic media fragmentation, Donald Trump dominates our attention universe to the point where he blocks out the sun. Is it any wonder that people don't have any idea what Democrats stand for? (Trump always "owns the news cycle" and yeah, and by those standards Obama was pretty powerless)


Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California | TheHill (that will help)

Almost Half Of Republicans Believe Millions Voted Illegally In The 2016 Election | HuffPost - Republicans also said by a 56-point margin that voter fraud is a more widespread problem than eligible voters being prevented from voting (stupid or evil or both?)


Elliott Broidy and Carla Sands - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If you're wondering what Carla Sands, star of Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell, is up to these days, the answer is that she's the new United States ambassador to Denmark. (another bribe job in the depths of the swamp)

Prominent Trump Supporter Runs Taxpayer-Funded Boiler Room - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alec Magillis has an outstanding article about how Liberty University is basically a massive telemarketing grift with a small loss-leading religious college attached: ... The beauty of it is that since Liberty is formally a non-proft whatever funds aren't paid by the g(r)iftees are still covered by Uncle Sam (that would be, you)


Lack of paid sick leave increases poverty. It also increases medical care costs and use of welfare. : science (Republicans say that's they it's supposed to work)


Eschaton: How You Can Tell If Someone Is An Idiot - I suppose there is always the "stupid or lying" complication, but if you think they are serious, people who fret about "free speech on college campuses" are, without exception, idiots. Unless they are lying, of course. As usual, either stupid or evil, or both.


Harvey Weinstein's Arrest May Define Manhattan D.A's Legacy
Manhattan DA Cy Vance should pay for his lack of Weinstein action (hey, everyone takes bribes)
New York Daily News front pages of 2018 - NY Daily News - When Pigs Fly -- Swein-stein's slime's up


Florida woman rescued after slipping note to veterinarian saying boyfriend was holding her captive, cops say : news

Neighbor gets state prison for hate crimes against black family: 'It's been hell,' victim says - The ways that Robert T. Kujawa menaced the Baker family, who are black, were many, authorities said. (Kujawa, now that's a funny name for a Trump supporter)


Anthony Hopkins: 'Most of this is nonsense, most of this is a lie'


Legalizing marijuana is fine. But don't ignore the science on its dangers. (fake science WaPo gets creamed in comments even with prison-lobby posters)
Can Cannabis Fight Tumors? - Doctors working with medical cannabis are also using it to treat cancer-related side effects, and evidence suggests the herb may even have antitumor effects all on its own
Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection
Forget protein shakes. The newest workout supplement? Marijuana. - The Boston Globe ... "indigo blend"


As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul - The New York Times - A handful of burrowing owls live in this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, deep in the grass. As the breeding season begins, they are among perhaps 50 left in Silicon Valley

BBC - Culture - The 100 stories that shaped the world (Harry Potter, but no Lord of the Rings)



TIL the "friendliness" gene mutation that distinguishes dogs from wolves causes Williams syndrome in humans, which causes hypersociality and reduced intelligence : todayilearned

For the first time a new study has shown how the size of interpersonal space changes depending on the tone and content of other people's conversations, suggesting that the average size of someone's interpersonal space becomes larger after listening to an aggressive conversation taking place nearby.


F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware (send link to your friends)

Elon Musk's Crusade for Media Accountability Lasted Three Whole Days Before He Recommended a News Site Affiliated With a Suspected Sex Cult ... The Knife ... The site is affiliated with NXIVM (this all makes sense in a pizza-gate kind of way and Mushk is media-illiterate and well done on the article, newspeople)

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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers (will rebrand to the EFA)

Publix halts political contributions ahead of Parkland students' 'die-in' protest - over its donations to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Adam Putnam, Publix said Friday it has halted all corporate political contributions.


In a Testy Letter, Trump Cancels the North Korea Summit | The New Yorker - written in the language of a sulking, lovelorn seventh grader
Trump Called An Unnamed WH Source 'Phony.' Lots Of Reporters Know Otherwise. (all lies all the time)

Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth - Exit poll result suggests huge majority of younger people voted Yes - Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the Constitution so that abortion can be legalised
Irish Referendum Result: Anti-Abortion Campaign Concedes Defeat As Polls Suggest Landslide Vote To Repeal The 8th - Almost 90% of voters under 25 appear to have voted Yes. (satangelicals cry)
Ian Millhiser on Twitter: "With the Irish vote looking like it's going to be a landslide for yes, it's really stunning how much of an outlier American red states are in the rest of the Western world." (the heart of Satan's territory)
a "yes" vote would authorize Ireland's parliament to legalize abortion -- ahead by an average of 20-25 points. The UK media, claiming there was a "shy" no vote, predicted a close race. So guess what happened? (the myth of the 'shy wingnut')
Liam Hogan on Twitter: ""The feminists are getting angry and are moving into action. They seem stung by the suggestion that the normal place for a woman is the home. I shall shortly have another note to meet these persons. Their thoughts are very confused." - Fr John Charles McQuaid to de Valera (1937)"
Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion : news - Interesting that even 50-64 year olds voted for this, while over 65 year olds were against. If you're 64, you were born in 1954 and came of age in the 1970s. This cultural revolution has been a long time in the making
Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban in Rebuke to Catholic Church - The New York Times - sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church.
A Major Victory For Human Freedom, Equality, And Dignity - Lawyers, Guns & Money
From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment 7 TheJournal.ie ... But how did this effective ban come about in 1983 and how did it change over the last 35 years? (Catholics reacted to Roe-vs-Wade and told mothers to die)

22 killed in Uganda when speeding bus strikes beer truck | The Sacramento Bee

GDPR: US news sites unavailable to EU users under new rules - BBC News - The Chicago Tribune and LA Times were among those saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries. (and Fox banned)


How Walter Cronkite's broadcast changed the Vietnam War - The Washington Post -- Did the news media, led by Walter Cronkite, lose the war in Vietnam? (yes, by reporting on the actual futility of the death and carnage, and the lies of the noble military). Johnson vowed not to be the first American president to lose a war. (first in a continuous series)

Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan. - The Washington Post (another deep state secret?)


Trump says he'll spare Chinese telecom firm ZTE from collapse, defying lawmakers (he took the bribe)

Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal - a business intelligence company with governmental contracts and a special department for politically motivated work.


Why are Dutch-Americans so different from the Dutch? - Culture and assimilation ... "The people who left the Netherlands were some of the most conservative Dutch-speaking people on the planet" (something about Michigan's water, Dutch immigrants hate immigrants)


Border Patrol slightly changes account of undocumented woman's fatal shooting - But its latest version of events makes no mention of blunt objects described in an agency statement issued after Wednesday's shooting in th border town of Rio Bravo (blew her head off)

Must watch: Chris Hayes on 'despicable' new Trump policy - The United States government is now systematically taking children as young as 53 weeks old away from their parents at the border, thanks to new directives issued by the Trump administration

Trump's Crackdown On Immigrant Parents Puts More Kids In An Already Strained System | HuffPost - Crackdown On Immigrant Parents Puts More Kids In An Already Strained System -- Last month a Health and Human Services official revealed the government was unable to locate nearly 1,500 children who had been released from its custody. (Kushner kidnapped them for his pizza-sex-trafficking-ring)
Trump Blames Dems For His Own Policy Of Separating Families At The Border (well, who are you going to believe?)

Woman Killed By Border Patrol Identified As Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, 20 | HuffPost - A Border Patrol agent says he opened fire on a group of people who were rushing at him. (lying murderer)


Eschaton: 15 Years Later - In his new memoir, John McCain concedes that the war in Iraq he fought so hard to launch and then escalate now "can't be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it (that's not going to keep you out of Hell for all eternity, asshole war boy)


Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info - legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe. (they could just ask traitor Nunes, duh)
Devin Nunes wants to run an intel operation for the White House -- against our intelligence agencies -- The House Intelligence chairman seems more interested in being an asset to Trump Russia than overseeing his administration. (FTFY)
In this writer's opinion, Rep. Devin Nunes should resign

Manafort's ex-son-in-law's attorneys quit over unpaid bills and 'lack of candor'

Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr. (no collusion, shut up!)

Roger Stone to Associate: "Prepare to Die" - The radio host who claims Stone used him as a false alibi says Stone threatened him ... Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be increasingly interested in the actions of Roger Stone.


How the Media Rewards Bad Faith | Crooked Media - If the standard journalists set for themselves is that anything Republicans claim to be outraged about must be treated as a live controversy, then journalists disclaim a major potential point of failure, and become conduits for propaganda ... when the balance of political power shifts again, the right will resume pretending to be outraged over nonsense as if the Trump presidency had never happened, and most reporters will proceed as if it's all sincere
How the Media Helped Legitimize Extremism | WIRED

Trump Did Not Justify the Clinton Rules - Lawyers, Guns & Money - where the defense completely fails is in the full complicity of the media with ridiculous Republican snipe hunts: (which they are still doing, of course)

Eschaton: The President Is Not A Racist - So STOP SAYING THAT SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! -- Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he was at a rally, he then read aloud a few made up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, like rape or murder. Then, he said, the crowds would roar when the criminals were thrown out of the country -- as they did when he highlighted crimes by illegal immigrants at his rallies, according to a person present for the exchange and another briefed on it later. Miller and Kushner laughed.
This President* Doesn't Get to Say These Disgusting Things in Our Name -- Trump's Oval Office comedy routine does not speak for the rest of us. ... (and) ... "For five glorious, heedless years, I worked for The Boston Phoenix, now defunct for five years, god rest its soul."

You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump says the first lady is 'doing great.' She hasn't been seen in public for two weeks)

Donald Trump Says 'Our Ancestors Tamed a Continent' and We Are Not Going to Apologize for America (genocidal immigrants)

In the Trump Era, We Are Losing the Ability to Distinguish Reality from Vacuum | The New Yorker
What should moral Republicans do in the age of Trump? - Should Republicans quit and save themselves, or stay and try to save the rest of us? By Dahlia Lithwick

Eschaton: LOL Nothing Matters - And built into most of the reporting are certain assumptions that at best make no sense and at worst are, themselves, highly ideological. Bipartisanship is good, even though usually the worst things in DC happen under the cover of bipartisanship. Deficits are bad, unless caused by tax cuts. Poor people get "welfare" and rich people get "incentives." There is no racism, there are just things that are "racially charged." The only poor people in America are white people in coal country. Black people don't exist in the South or, really, anywhere. Cops are good. The military is unquestionably good. Republcian style patriotism is good. America does not torture. All of these things infuse political coverage.

Eschaton: Tripping Over The Bar - "Centrism" is as much - or more - of a problem in this country as the Right, as it has a strangehold on all of our institutions. William Kristol is now a "centrist" because he says mean things about Trump sometimes on twitter, and MSNBC's "liberal" lineup is filled with former Bush administration people who never confront the reality of the monstrous administration they were a part of. Nazis and people who support universal health care. Both sides, really.

Hillary Clinton Dons Heavy Coat and Scarf in Sweltering 900 Boston Heat - What is Hillary Clinton hiding?

Feds Hid Edits in Right-Wing Video Used to Prosecute Anti-Trump Protesters - James O'Keefe's outfit filmed activists talking before the inauguration, and prosecutors used it as evidence to say they conspired to riot. Turns out crucial moments were cut out.

Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races - The New York Times (can the Dems fuck up a sure thing? you know the answer)

Eschaton: Stupid Or Evil - Facebook's internal policies say that white nationalism and white separatism is OK but white supremacy is not: Jason Koebler (@jason_koebler) May 25, 2018 -- Creating a white-only ethnostate out of (or even within) the US requires genocide. Chef's kiss.

Leaked Documents Show Facebook's Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis -- After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators about hate speech groups in the US, and spell out the distinction from nationalism and separatism, (without a difference and boy is Fuckerberg stupid)
Facebook's new political ad rules could upend June 5th primaries -- Candidates are blocked from buying ads while they wait on authorization codes

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer seemed familiar : pics

Here's who owns everything in Big Media today

Police Unions are Bad: A Saga of Limitless Entries - Lawyers, Guns & Money (America has a cop problem)


'We have heard the message that something is broken': USC's president agrees to step down amid growing outrage over scandals ... the university had let a gynecologist at the school's health clinic continue to treat students for years despite complaints about his behavior... Multiple lawsuits were filed ... ("something" but we have no idea exactly what)

Philip Roth won't be having a Jewish funeral - Philip Roth forbade any Jewish rituals from being performed at his funeral ... "He said he wants to be buried near Jews so he has someone to talk to."
The Many Philip Roths | The Nation - The many Philip Roths.


I was Jordan Peterson's strongest supporter. Now I think he's dangerous -- "the most influential public intellectual in the Western world" as he was described in the pages of the New York Times a few months ago ... He was a preacher more than a teacher ... Jordan has a complex relationship to freedom of speech. He wants to effectively silence those left-wing professors by keeping students away from their courses because the students may one day become "anarchical social revolutionaries" who may bring upon us disruption and violence ... (preaching the gospel of the patriarchy, see media and extremism, above)
What Jordan Peterson doesn't get about men and success in Canada ... It's comforting to have someone easily identify the source of your trouble (chaos) and that the solution to this trouble is deep inside your soul. Except you can't self-help your way out of a stagnant economy ("chaos" = "women")


After an $18m overhaul, one Steamship Authority boat reeked of sewage. Then things got worse. - The Boston Globe (corrupt contracting)

The incredible shrinking American yard - The Boston Globe - But every once in a while Murray is reminded why she moved to Winchester in the first place

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional | The Sacramento Bee (Florifucks)
Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional : news
/u/Khanon555 explains the war on drugs in the most concise way ever. : bestof - The government doesn't care what drugs you do, they care whose drugs you do. Edit: George Carlin said it ... "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday. "We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlickman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did." (Republicans fucking people over for profit)

Conservatives who view their political beliefs as an important part of their identity have a greater aversion toward ambiguity and don't like situations that are uncertain. But this doesn't appear to be true for conservatives who don't view their political beliefs as important to their identity

First detailed anatomical study of bonobos contradicts key dogmas about human evolution : science

A new replication study of the well-known "marshmellow test" -- a famous psychological experiment designed to measure children's self-control -- suggests that being able to delay gratification at a young age may not be as predictive of later life outcomes as was previously thought.

How do we know the age of the universe, specifically with a margin of error of 59 million years? : askscience

TIL according to research, there are four types of drunks: the Hemmingway, whose personality doesn't change a bit, the Mary Poppins, those who gets sweeter and happier, the Nutty Professor, who becomes more social, and the Mr. Hyde, who becomes more hostile and less responsible around booze. : todayilearned

Psychedelic Medicine

Aurora_Fatalis comments on Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate (try to read this comment, see what your brain feels like afterwards and read down to the next one)

What is something you wish you knew when you were 18 years old? : AskReddit
I got your nose! : funny
Amazon.com: Easyfashion 2 x Light Up Thumbs Fingers Magic Trick: Toys & Games

Ghostery have exposed everyone's email address in it's GDPR email by not using BCC : technology
squarerootofnothing comments on Ghostery have exposed everyone's email address in it's GDPR email by not using BCC
AdNauseam - Clicking Ads So You Don't Have To

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Suspect in custody after active shooter report at Indiana middle school - The Washington Post - A student and a teacher were injured in a shooting at a middle school in a suburb north of Indianapolis, and a student has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, police said.
Active shooter situation at Noblesville Middle School in Indiana : news

NRA wants Congress to set "limitations" on how the news can cover school shootings ... "it's time to put an end to this glorification of carnage in pursuit of ratings, because it's killing our kids" (the media, not our guns, are killing the children: new slogan: "License Journalists, Not Guns!)
NRATV on Twitter: ""The mainstream media love mass shootings. I'm going to say it again; the mainstream media love mass shootingsand you, the #MSM, just put out the casting call for the next mass shooter." @MrColionNoir #NRA https://t.co/UM3GsK7CDT"
Gun-control group releases documentary on students affected by shootings - The Washington Post
Parents call for investigation into Stoneman Douglas assault involving sheriff's son - Embattled former Deputy Scot Peterson handled case 4 years ago ... One of those assailants, the boy who allegedly held down the victim, was Israel's son, Brett
Deputy Peterson Accused Of 'Covering Up' Alleged Sexual Assault By Broward Sheriff's Son
Police seek 2 men after bomb blast at Mississauga restaurant wounds 15 | CBC News - 3 people who suffered serious injuries have been released from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, police say

Why Trump failed with North Korea and China - The Washington Post
Eschaton: We All Are, My Friend, We All Are - South Korea's presidential Blue House seems blind-sided by Trump's cancelation of the summit: "We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means," says spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.


Historic Vote On Legalizing Abortion Is Haunted By Trump And Brexit American influence could tip the referendum ... But so far, the Standards in Public Office Commission has yet to ask the anti-abortion side to return any foreign donations or to stop the flow of help from foreign groups. (evangelical satanists pouring money into Ireland's abortion referendum)


Eschaton: We Do Love Children - So much. That's what makes America special. Other countries don't love children like we do. -- WASHINGTON A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services told members of Congress on Thursday that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed with sponsors in the United States, raising concerns they could end up in the hands of human traffickers or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives. (remember last week when Trump said all the refugees were sex-trafficers?)


Eschaton: Nobody Knows In America - One could even let slide the dubious "well they're just here temporarily so they shouldn't be allowed to vote here" argument (I mean, I wouldn't let it slide, but it wouldn't be so different from arguments made about college students). But the "where they belong"... uh. -- Ward replied by saying, "First of all, I don't think they should be allowed to register to vote. It's not lost on me that, I think, the Democrat party's really hoping that they can change the voting registers in a lot of counties and districts, and I don't think they should be allowed to do that." ... I think we should be thinking about it in terms of getting them back home and providing the capital and resources to rebuild Puerto Rico, which is, I honestly think, is where they belong."

This revealing anecdote unmasks Trump's dehumanization game - The game is always that Trump fluidly conflates one set of individuals who constitute a less sympathetic target -- one he ostensibly goes after, and one that is harder to defend -- with the broader group he's actually trying to belittle or dehumanize but cannot do so overtly. (Pres Base Instincts)

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen days before the inauguration - The Washington Post


Time to stop chasing Trump's lies down the rabbit hole

Are Republicans abetting a demagogue -- or something worse? ... Is President Trump an instinctual demagogue or an instinctual authoritarian? (the mouth, see Toles and Gerson is an idiot, thinks Clinton was a demagogue because Starr was so honest)

Seahawks' Doug Baldwin: President Donald Trump is 'an idiot' plain and simple ... It's not very American-like, to me. It's not very patriotic. It's not what this country was founded upon. So it's kind of ironic to me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on."
Sterling Brown's arrest shows why NFL players have a reason to kneel (bullying black people is a cop obsession)


GOP House candidate in Illinois is a 9/11 truther, said Beyonce had ties to the Illuminati - CNNPolitics (the insane party)

Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says it's OK not to sell homes to gays; loses support of Realtors ... Previously Rohrabacher had been designated as a "Realtor Champion" eligible for support from top Realtor donors ... Would Rohrabacher, who uses a medical marijuana cream to ease his arthritis and supports relaxed penalties for cannabis use, be OK if a home seller refused to do business with him based on that lifestyle choice? "Yes", Absolutely," Rohrabacker said. (ok, how about gluen eaters?)

Eschaton: Kinda Both But Not Quite Either - The #resistance is here to empower William Fucking Kristol ... The hippies have been trying to warn you.


Sean Hannity being Exposed as A Fraudulent Shill : bestof
Sean Hannity Apologizes to Jon - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video Clip) | Comedy Central


Harvey Weinstein charged with rape and other abuse violations in sexual assault cases - The Washington Post
Rose McGowan and Other Harvey Weinstein Accusers React: 'We Got You' (caught and killed)
rose mcgowan on Twitter: "We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you"
Asia Argento on Twitter: "What took you so long Harvey? "
Behind the Scenes of Harvey Weinstein's Arrest -- by Ronan Farrow - After a seven-month investigation, the producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct on Friday morning to face sexual-assault charges.
Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape charges : television


The Cultural Vandalism of Jeffrey Tambor

Boston Globe files lawsuit against former employee - The Boston Globe


Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

Cambridge arrest of Harvard student to be reviewed by former state chief justice - The Boston Globe


New research suggests that the suppression of sexual thoughts among religious people only begets a greater preoccupation with sexual thoughts and fantasies. : science (OMG science discovers the repressed returns!)


FBI warns consumers on malware aimed at Internet routers - The Boston Globe (tell you-kow-who)


Snapchat tried an X-rated story feature called Cosmo after Dark. It didn't go well ("pastors and conservatives" don't want kids to know about sex, don't realize womething called "the internet" exists)
What nonsense did you believe for way too long before you found out it was made up? : AskReddit


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Eschaton: Shuttle Buses - Building cars is actually very hard and the idea that Apple was going to build its own car (self-driving or not) was always a bit... let's say, ambitious... but the degree to which their ambitions have faltered reflect not just this but their failure to pay me $10 million dollars to tell them "this is stupid, don't do this." ... From 2015: "Apple is building a self-driving car in Silicon Valley, and is scouting for secure locations in the San Francisco Bay area to test it, the Guardian has learned. Documents show the oft-rumoured Apple car project appears to be further along than many suspected." (your gullible tech press at work)

Elon Musk's meltdown makes perfect sense (you will give me all your public lands, peons! +Pravda Corp will tell you what's true! +you can't make this up!)
Elon Musk Is No Donald Trump - When it comes to media criticism, comparing Elon Musk to Donald Trump is very unfair -- to Trump -- tweeted that media reports on his company's labor practices were driven by oil industry advertising dollars (media illiteracy)

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North Korea Replies - Balloon Juice (KCNA wins on the twitter)
You Are the Sucker, Donald the Dove Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Inside the summit collapse: Trump wanted to cancel before N. Korean leader could
North Korea summit: In calling off meeting with Kim Jong-un, Trump again shows his lack of skill as a negotiator. - In calling off his summit with Kim Jong-un, Trump has again shown his lack of skill as a negotiator. (Kim has better hair)


Investigation Finds Russian Missile Shot Down Flight MH17 | HuffPost - not clear who was operating the missile that hit the plane over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people.


Exclusive: FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet - The FBI operation targets a piece of sophisticated malware linked to the same Russian hacking group that hit the Democratic National Committee in 2016.


Russia will try again this fall. Congress doesn't seem to care (Republican traitors)
Trump-Russia connections explained - Trump's in-plain-sight embrace of Russia gets obscured by the Trump news avalanche. But long before running for president, Trump relied on Russian money. Trump also consistently defends Russia and attacks U.S. officials investigating Russia.

If Republicans want to uncover FBI misconduct, they sure aren't acting like it (lock up Nunes)
Alpha Omega Winery sued by worker | yacht fundraiser | The Fresno Bee - A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Nunes sued after fundraiser event (Cocaine Devin! one letter away fro Devil Nunes)

Bowing to pressure, White House to host bipartisan briefing on Russia investigation | TheHill - The White House is planning a separate meeting for bipartisan House and Senate leaders to receive classified information related to the Russia investigation, responding to pressure over a decision to exclude Democrats from a highly anticipated Thursday briefing. (next, they will stop counting Dem votes)

Putin ally: Seychelles meeting with Erik Prince more than chance encounter 'over a beer' - ABC News

Introducing the Sean Hannity Expanded Universe, Fox's anti-Mueller alternative reality

Stop Talking about 'Norms' ... As I said, we're confusing ourselves with the language of norms. Norms are tripwires to avoid abuses of office. But even as we see in front of our eyes the most extreme abuses of office we're still talking about norms. That's nuts. The abuses of office are the big thing. (trump will execute a bunch of journalists and the journos will say he's "pushing a norm")

The Collusion of the Stone - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I guess not all of the plot twists can be unpredictable: "Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone privately inquired about damaging information on Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the 2016 election, raising questions about the candor of congressional testimony Stone gave last year, unearthed emails reveal."
Roger Stone Sought Information on Clinton from Assange, Emails Show - WSJ

WSJ: New Evidence Shows Roger Stone Seeking Clinton Emails From Assange
Assange's s refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy' (he stinks, both literally and figuratively)
Now I'm losing touch with reality and I'm almost out of blow -- The show runners aren't even pretending to try to keep this thing even mildly realistic any more:
Trump Roasted for Misspelling First Lady's Name in Tweet: 'Who the Fuck Is Melanie?'

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15 Criminal-Law Questions Surrounding the President - The Atlantic

George Conway's Tweets Raise West Wing Eyebrows - But friends say the real target of his ire isn't Donald Trump ... George Conway is seen as rebuking the silence of his fellow Federalist Society members (but his head!)

Stephen King Reveals Why Donald Trump Blocked Him On Twitter | HuffPost - and "creepy" Mike Pence: "He has that look." "He's like the mean doctor on a soap opera, the one who sells drugs, you know, or has a prostitution ring from Bulgaria or something"

Ivanka Trump now has full security clearance, too - Axios


Eschaton: Philip Roth, RIP - Ninety-eight in New England was a summer of exquisite warmth and sunshine ... and in America the summer of an enormous piety binge, a purity binge, when terrorism -- which had replaced communism as the prevailing threat to the country's security -- was succeeded by cocksucking, and a virile, youthful middle-aged president and a brash, smitten twenty-one-year-old employee carrying on in the Oval Office like two teenage kids in a parking lot revived America's oldest communal passion, historically perhaps its most treacherous and subversive pleasure: the ecstasy of sanctimony ... It was the summer when a president's penis was on everyone's mind, and life, in all its shameless impurity, once again confounded America. (oh, for the age of innocence)
Roth on Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Trump Says NFL Players Unwilling To Stand For Anthem Maybe 'Shouldn't Be In The Country" (deport the unpatriotic to Trumpster players!)
NFL's New Anthem Policy Is Madness -- But the Players Can Stop It - The new rule is an obvious capitulation to red America, its president, and the league's most conservative owners
Opinion | The N.F.L. Kneels to Trump - The New York Times (bow down to the furious god-emperor)


Neo-Marxism -- A couple of days ago, Andrew Sullivan delivered a blast against "neo-Marxism"

Scott Pruitt Twice Introduced Anti-Abortion Bills Giving Men 'Property Rights' Over Fetuses (you know who else they have 'property rights' over?)

Eschaton: A Bit Close - I suppose we can be thankful he lost, but... Twenty-five votes decided the race for northern Dallas County's District 2 seat ... Cunningham admitted to rewarding his kids financially if they marry a white, heterosexual, Christian person in a story that reverberated nationally

Jessica Walter Discusses Jeffrey Tambor's Alleged Harassment While Male Co-Stars Brush It Off | HuffPost
Jessica Walter Shamed by Male 'Arrested Development' Co-Stars Over Jeffrey Tambor's 'Harassment' ... 'In 60 years, i've never had anybody yell at me like that on a set,' Walter says about Tambor, as his male co-stars repeatedly interrupt to downplay and excuse his behavior.

Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein after she was allegedly harassed - The Boston Globe

Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior, harassment - CNN
Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York - NY Daily News

Globe investigating allegation top editor sent inappropriate text - The Boston Globe - Brian McGrory and Hilary Sargent ... "What do you generally wear when you write?"
A Boston.com Editor Has Been Suspended after Harvard T-Shirt Incident - Hilary Sargent has been suspended for one week in connection with a T-shirt she designed -- and then tweeted about -- that mocked a Harvard Business School professor at the center of an ongoing story she was covering (2014)
A Boston.com Editor Designed a T-Shirt Mocking the Harvard Prof. in #TakeoutGate (little karmic whirlpool there)
SJC orders indefinite suspension for judge who had affair with court clinician - The Boston Globe

Mystery Heiress Behind NXIVM Sex Cult Exposed in Graphic Court Docs - Sex slaves. Branding. Blackmail. A new cache of court documents has shed considerable light on the celebrity-riddled Upstate New York cult NXIVM - Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman

Milwaukee Police Release Footage Of Cop Using Taser On Sterling Brown | HuffPost
Legislation would shield trooper data from public view - The Boston Globe (need to protect themselves from "terrorists")

Tennessee baby girl dies after dad who went on business trip left her in car - NY Daily News - undefined

Big changes at the Daily Beast: EIC John Avlon to CNN; Noah Shachtman to replace him - The Washington Post (and Barry Diller's snoze aged well)


Nearly 16 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds in Mass. identify as LGBT, report says - The Boston Globe (gay plague) Conversely, less than 3 percent of residents ages 65 to 74 self-identify as LGBT


Stephen M. Mindich, longtime Boston Phoenix owner and publisher, dies at 74 - The Boston Globe - The 74-year-old Mindich battled pancreatic cancer for the last four years and passed away Wednesday night at a hospice


Walking Definition Of An Entitled Millennial Swears He's Not An Entitled Millennial -- Michael Rotondo was court-ordered to move out of his parents' home.


Someone put all 43 civ's on Civ 5 onto a small map. I got an odd amount of enjoyment from watching this. : videos


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EPA again blocks journalists from attending summit: 'They ain't doing the CNN stuff' ("ain't")


Eschaton: Broken Brain - Perhaps it is difficult to differentiate between narcissism and a certain manifestation of a degenerative brain disorder like Alzheimer's, but.. " the president has been almost singularly focused on the pageantry of the summit -- including the suspenseful roll-out of details. He has not been deeply engaged in briefing materials on North Korea's nuclear program (Republicans: let's elect an self-centered angry moron, that'll work out)
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Yet to Come, but U.S. Has Minted the Coins - The New York Times (it's all a performance of evil and his hair looks very good)


State Department warns U.S. citizens in China after employee suffers possible sonic attack - The Washington Post


Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks - BBC News -- Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (#300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump
Married to the mob - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump official's infinite capacity for self-debasement -- DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on May 22 that she was unaware of intelligence reports that concluded Russia favored President Trump in the 2016 election. ("unaware") she is unfamiliar with a key finding in the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election: that the Kremlin intended to help President Trump win.


Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'Spygate' - "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history! Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State" (furiously raging seething angryman)
Trump'ss FBI Spy Theory Is Completely Insane - By Jonathan Chait - He is bringing his party, and the powers it commands, around to his warped manner of thinking ... But then you would be ignoring how far down the Trump rabbit hole the Republican Party has gone so far. (the battle for the sanity of America)
Trump is spinning desperately to distract from his corruption. Democrats should say so. - The Washington Post

"That Psychopath Is Going Down" : Inside Trumpworld, a Bizarre Counter-Narrative Takes Hold -- People in Trump's orbit have become convinced that anti-Trump forces in the F.B.I. entrapped his advisers using informants to plant evidence about Russian collusion -- and that former C.I.A. director John Brennan is somehow behind the plot. "If I were him, I'd break the capsule and swallow it now," one longtime confidant says. ("confidant" Roger Stone whom you can certainly believe)
Most Americans don't realize Robert Mueller's investigation has uncovered crimes -- 17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far.
u/slakmehl explains how new revelations about Elliott Broidy's secret meeting with Trump a day after making the first payment to a Playmate to keep quiet about an abortion further lend credence to the theory that Trump was the one having the affair, not Broidy : bestof

Stefan Halper is just another middleman - The Washington Post - How the Trump echo chamber pushes bit players like Stefan Halper to center stage


Opinion | Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists - The New York Times (other counties ok, but are there even any 'centrists' left in the U.S.?)
Opinion | The Rising Racial Liberalism of Democratic Voters - The New York Times


Trump can't block Twitter followers, federal judge says
Trump Violates First Amendment by Blocking Twitter Users, Judge Says - The New York Times
Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter : news

Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance as He Tries to Move Past Mueller Inquiry - The New York Times


Trump Rallies Conservatives With Promise Of More Abortion Curbs | HuffPost (considers "education camps" for non-Republicn women)
Eschaton: Chastity Or Comfort Women - Some people think there's a weird contradiction in the conservative movement, between the "teenage girls must put out to keep men happy so they don't shoot up schools and malls" and "celibacy until marriage is the only good and moral thing for women." There is no contradiction. There never has been.

'This Is Not of God' : When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren


GOP Candidate Who Pointed Gun At Teenager Advances To Georgia Governor Primary Runoff | HuffPost (the patriarchy sends a clear message)

Nate Boulton, Iowa governor candidate, accused of sexual misconduct by three women - Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. -- Boulton, now 38, repeatedly grabbed her buttocks at a bar in 2015. Two others told the Register that when Boulton was in law school more than a decade ago, he rubbed his clothed crotch against them, pressing his erect penis into their thighs. (another ass-grabbing look at mah dick dem)

Greitens' team grilled woman about highly personal details | The Kansas City Star - sexual practices, bathing suit preference


Garrett in turmoil, might quit Congress - POLITICO - Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) has abruptly parted ways with his chief of staff and is considering not seeking reelection in November

Forced To Choose Between A Job -- And A Community -- As the largest employer in Adams County, Ohio closes its coal-fired power plants there, politicians and companies have thrown up their hands. Families know that finding work means leaving the place they know.


Roth's Death in France
A Gruesome 'Sabbath' : Roth's Vile, Brilliant Masterpiece


NFL owners approve new national anthem policy

Black man says he was pulled over in a Kansas town, and 'vegetation' led to a search

Mueller moves to sentence Papadopoulos, signaling key step - POLITICO


We Sat Down With the 'Arrested Development' Cast. It Got Raw. -- In a wide-ranging conversation about the new season, cast members got emotional as they discussed accusations of sexual misconduct against Jeffrey Tambor.


Opinion | Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists - The New York Times


That Viral Odyssey Post About Coachella Was Actually Written By A 28-Year-Old Man Who Catfished His Way Into The Site -- Meet the real 'Kaycie Allen"

Would you wear this muzzle around the office for private calling? - CNET
U.S. Government Can't Get Controversial Kaspersky Lab Software Off Its Networks

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The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants -- EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox told the barred organizations they were not invited and there was no space for them, but gave no indication of why they specifically were barred. (revoked your "access" hahaha next we lock you up)
Media push back against EPA limiting reporters at chemical summit | TheHill - including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event.

Jim Carrey Pens New Pledge Of Allegiance For Students In Bullet-Riddled Schools | HuffPost
Jim Carrey on Twitter: "They're saying the NRA took Russian money to support the Republican party in the last election. Maybe that's why Trump and his flying monkeys are so accommodating? Is Wayne LaPierre also Putin's stooge -- or just another run of the mill demon from hell? (let's go with "yes")
Tony Perkins: School Shootings Happen Because Liberal Society Has Created A 'Moral Vacuum' By Expelling God

I am Norman Finkelstein, expert on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, here to discuss the release of my new book on Gaza and the most recent Gaza massacre, AMA : IAmA

Saudi Arabia's reformers now face a terrible choice -- The message is clear to all: Activism of any sort has to be within the government, and no independent voice or counter-opinion will be allowed. Everyone must stick to the party line.


Opinion | The Men Who Terrorize Rio - The New York Times


Opinion | As Population Growth Slows, Populism Surges - The New York Times

This is kind of a big deal. Two Senators, one Republican and one Democrat, who were impersonated during net neutrality repeal, call on FCC to investigate millions of fake comments : technology

Bolton is the new Dr. Strangelove - The Washington Post

Mike Pompeo sets the stage for perpetual conflict with Iran - The Washington Post

FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public - The Washington Post

Donald Trump's White House has a growing sinkhole on the north lawn - Quartz


Trump's Latest FBI Attack Stuns Justice Dept. Officials: 'We're in Venezuala'

Michael Cohen's Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal
Michael Cohen's Shady Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate With the Feds

Did Rosenstein and Wray play Trump? - The Washington Post


Mystery in Mueller probe: Where's the hacking indictment?


Get to know Elliott Broidy, the next major Trump scandal figure - The Washington Post
Hey, Look: More Evidence That Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in That Playmate Affair
Who Did Playboy Model Shera Bechard Really Have an Affair With? (even the chin) ... RNC officials had decreed there would be no photos with the president without payment. (everything is for sale)

'Shame on you, Jared Kushner' : Harvard alumni tear apart classmate in 15th reunion notes

Congress approves plan to roll back post-financial-crisis rules for banks - The Washington Post

Does Donald Trump write his own tweets? Sometimes - The Boston Globe - Inside the Trump Tweet Machine: Staff-written posts, bad grammar (on purpose), and delight in the chaos


There is so much to say about today's Politico article about Our Revolution that I have kept to myself for months - As some of you might know, last November I was fired from Our Revolution by Senator Nina Turner after serving as the Political Director for over a year. I was fired because of the work I was doing around the DREAM Act ... Tezlyn Figaro needs to be fired immediately and Senator Turner needs to address the very serious, legitimate concerns that her decisions have raised. (Nina Turner is corrupt, dumb and leader of the Bernie Bros +fucking illegible Zuckerbook)
Nina Turner's leadership at Our Revolution is under fire ... But Our Revolution endorsed former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a friend of Turner's ... (dumb and dumber dems and Figaro lies about supporting Trumpster)

The Banana States of America - The Washington Post ("Closed rules" breaks 84)
Midterms 2018: the policy stakes are high - Vox - The media ignored the policy stakes in 2016 -- don't make the same mistake again in the midterms

People are threatening to boycott Netflix after the Obamas signed a deal with the streaming service ("people" = Russian robots)

Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders -- The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan. (haha suckers)

Trump's base is coming home to Republicans before midterms - CNNPolitics - Beating Republicans in November will be harder than Democrats thought

Blake Farenthold May Have Been Hired Illegally At His New Lobbyist Job | HuffPost - A Texas newspaper filed a lawsuit alleging the Calhoun Port Authority hired the disgraced former lawmaker without public notice, in violation of state law. (crooked Republican)

Top South Carolina candidate refuses to quit congressional race after abuse discovery | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com - Archie Parnell, a Democratic congressional hopeful who earned national attention after nearly winning in deep red South Carolina last year, is resisting pleas to withdraw after his campaign staff discovered that he physically abused his ex-wife in the 1970s.


The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge - Bloomberg - From Miami to Denver, financial firms are playing a bigger role at local papers struggling to adapt in digital age (so much for your "free" press)


Opinion | The Chutzpah of These Men - The New York Times - Mario Batali, the celebrity chef and restaurateur, is the latest case ... Despite a disastrous public apology -- it was appended with a recipe for pizza dough cinnamon rolls ... two previously unreported allegations, both from women who said Mr. Batali had drugged them ... Charlie Rose ...CBS, his employer, had been aware of allegations against him starting more than 30 years ago. If Mr. Batali and Mr. Rose knew about these allegations, it would point to a stunning audacity to even consider career advancement. (the old Cosby move, career over, asshole)

Asia Argento Says Spike Lee Was the Only One Who 'Spoke Kind Words' to Her After Her Fiery Cannes Speech - Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her at the festival in 1997.


Hundreds in Oakland Turn Out to BBQ While Black - The New York Times (did Dr. Jennifer Shulte PhD show up to complain about them being in "her park?" note the NYT calls her "the woman")
The BBQ lives on : pics (oh, hi, Jennifer!)
Saturday Night Live skewers Oakland's 'BBQ Becky'

Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'

Proud mom orders 'Summa Cum Laude' cake online. Publix censors it: Summa ... Laude (Latin is too sexy, but:) graduate from his Christian-based home-school program with a 4.89 grade-point average and the coveted honor of summa cum laude. (so, his mom gave him tha award??)


A new Johns Hopkins study found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the U.S. was approximately $9.3 billion (in 2015) and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses. : science


If dividing by zero is undefined and causes so much trouble, why not define the result as a constant and build the theory around it? (Like 'i' was defined to be the sqrt of -1 and the complex numbers) : askscience
26. Keep Calm and Divide by Zero | Graphical Linear Algebra

/u/JeremyKindler perfectly nails a ELI5 of why Ebola is so detrimental to humans. : bestof


Feds Seized a Fortune From #Resistance Icons Accused of Boosting Online 'Ponzi Schemes' - Ed and Brian Krassenstein illegally hawked investment scams.

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Antonin Scalia was wrong about the meaning of 'bear arms' (you know, the whole 'Militia' part because evil will always find a way and Scalia was and did)
After Santa Fe shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott cancels his 'Texas-made' shotgun contest


Mike Pompeo Promises To 'Crush' Iran And Achieve A Better Deal -- The secretary of state avoided specifics on how he would convince the rest of the world to abandon the existing nuclear accord. (they all talk that way now)


Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row - BBC News - "When Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews."

Miss D and the Irish abortion debate - BBC News - Ireland's time of reckoning


Fascism is back. Blame the Internet. - The Washington Post - polarizing our politics, making us ignore inconvenient facts and impeding real activism (zuckerfucking you)


What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13


The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration | The New Yorker - For John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama, moral failings at home seemed to compound tactical failings abroad.

Border Patrol agent in Montana detains U.S. citizens after hearing them speak Spanish - The Washington Post


Eschaton: A Possibility We Never Considered - Problems, fam.-- For those holding out hope that the infamous pee tape will eventually surface and expose President Trump for the depraved monster he truly is, sadly it's now looking like, if anything, the video will only make him more popular than ever: According to new intel from sources close to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the pee tape is indeed real, but it is reportedly hot as hell -- perhaps the sexiest event ever caught on camera in human history. Sorry, #Resistance, but it doesn't look like this one's going to play out in our favor. -- The Entertainment

Justice Department calls for inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI 'infiltrated or surveilled' his campaign (and 13K comments)
Trump just escalated his war on Mueller. Here are three big takeaways. - The Washington Post

Here are the political norms that Trump violated in just the past week - The Washington Post (Pompeo, Trump and Pence looking very evil)
Why Trump's Claims of Political Spying Are Dubious - The Atlantic - The President Who Cried Wolf
Trump Demands an Official Investigation of Obama White House - The Atlantic - alarming Sunday tweet could genuinely produce a crisis between the White House, on the one hand, and the Justice Department and the FBI, on the other.

Trump Only Has One Scandal - The Atlantic - The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they're all elements of one massive tale of corruption -- the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal accountability.

Roger Stone tells @chucktodd he's prepared to be indicted by Mueller for what he suspects would be an "extraneous crime, pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election"

New Trump Tower Meeting George Nader Erik Prince Don Jr. -- Why the New Times Report on the Gulf Meeting Is Freaking Trump Out - Erik Prince, the former Blackwater head, Republican donor, and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, appears to have committed perjury

The truest thing Kellyanne Conway has said - The Washington Post - Yes, Hannity is, in fact, providing information that people can't get from such places as CNN and NBC News and CBS News and the like. The Seth Rich conspiracy is just one example of such information. The steady undermining of the FBI is another example. He has promoted others on Twitter and on his radio show ... "A soft coup is under way right here in the United States of America in an attempt to overturn November's election results and forcibly remove a duly elected president from office. Sinister forces quickly aligning in what is becoming now, in my mind, a clear and present danger."

How Trump's New Deep State Conspiracy Theory Emerged From The Fever Swamps ... As with previous Nunes-driven controversies ...
Trump praises Nunes as 'a very courageous man' ("presidential towel-boy")


'The Onion' Has Finally Read Michael Cohen's 2013 Email Regarding His Client Donald Trump And Would Like To Discuss The Matter Further At His Convenience
Eschaton: Why Does The Times Always Do This - Good job again, NYT! Wow, story could just have been: "Rudy lies again!" Nah. (it took them 7 paragraphs to hide the truth)

Companies win, workers lose in first of two Supreme Court labor cases

A series of truly remarkable coincidences - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Did Someone Say...EMAILS? - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Will the Fervor to Impeach Donald Trump Start a Democratic Civil War? | The New Yorker - A push to remove the President from office may lead to disaster in the midterms (Toobz peddles CW)
The Democrats Need to Get Much Tougher on These Trump Scandals or They Will Lose the Midterms (tomasky says Toobin's advice will get us killed)

Bernie's army in disarray -- The Sanders-inspired grass-roots group 'Our Revolution' is flailing, an extensive review by POLITICO shows, fueling concerns about a potential 2020 bid (go home, Bernie, you're over)
Our Revolution Is A Useless-to-Counterproductive Vanity Project - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What could be easily inferred from the ridiculous decision to endorse Kucinich in Ohio is made plain by this article:

Hillary Clinton To Endorse Andrew Cuomo (you too, Hillzzzz)

How a Stunning Upset at a Congressional Convention Led to Calls for a Vote-Tampering Investigation


ND secretary of state candidate drops out, raising questions about GOP's next steps | INFORUM - just two days after The Forum reported on his 2006 window-peeping incident on the North Dakota State University campus (a good Catholic Creepublican) .

Super PACs That Meddled In West Virginia's Senate Primary Didn't Receive A Penny From West Virginians


He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say - The Washington Post


Jimmy Kimmel challenged people on the street to name ANY book and it went extremely badly : books


TIL that since Uber was introduced in New York City in 2011, drinking-related car wrecks decreased by 25-35 percent in all boroughs
Dentists who disagree with 9/10 of your colleagues, what product and why? : AskReddit

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study included 4,213 people in the Netherlands with an average age of 66 who did not have dementia. : science


Haters : funny

PFT Commenter rose from an Internet 'cesspool' to podcasting glory. And no one knows who he is.
Industry Rankings - Podtrac - Top 20 Podcasts and the Top 10 Podcast Publishers.

052018

The earth cracked open. Walls of lava encroached. That's just life on a Hawaiian volcano.

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says
Claims of bullying surface as Santa Fe community mourns mass shooting - SFGate - "He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,"
Mother of Santa Fe shooting victim says daughter turned down alleged shooter's advances : news
Texas school had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. And still 10 people died. - The Washington Post
Something important was different about this shooting (opinion) - CNN
These Are The Victims Of The Texas High School Shooting
Houston Police Chief Says He Has Hit Rock Bottom on Guns Rights Arguments
Texas Shooting Suspect Seems 'Weirdly Nonemotional,' Lawyer Says
Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote - The New York Times
Jim Carrey's Latest Painting Slams Kent State 'Goldilocks' And Her AR-10 -- The student who posted the photo called Carrey's depeiction "disgusting" (someone is disgustingly stupid)
Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' in which many young boys have "been on Ritalin" since early childhood -- "They've been drugged in many cases." (fortify the schools! eliminate doors! and kids are "civil terrorists")
Teen Dating Violence Is an Indicator of Gun Violence | Teen Vogue - We need to pay attention.

Is It Really A Big Mystery? -- The motive is pretty clear: angry and alienated young man, a late adolescent consumed with rage and alienation who lives in the United States and thus has become a devotee of the cult, the ideology of the redemptive school shooting atrocity. The ideology is really the cult of the mass shooting, in which the gun, with all its cultural and political omnipotence, plays a central role. Every school shooter learned from the history of school shootings, mimicked the strategies, was in a sense acting out a ritual which has become deeply rooted in our culture. We know the motive. We know the ideology: rage and alienation transmuted through mass gun violence.


Bill Maher and Bari Weiss Cruelly Blame Palestinians for Gaza Massacre - A truly despicable display (two Jews defending Netanfuckyu)
7 Myths About The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict | HuffPost (largely Israeli propaganda - hasbara)

Opinion | Ending the Dead End in North Korea - The New York Times - Mr. Clapper was the top American intelligence official in South Korea from 1985 to 1987, and the director of national intelligence from 2010 to 2017.
Trump Can't Afford to Admit His Failures With North Korea -- The administration has no choice now but to carry on the pretense that the negotiations are proceeding favorably. (meanwhile, in existential crisis land)

How Venezuela's President Keeps His Grip on a Shattered Country -- Nicolas Maduro is using access to food and money as a weapon in Sunday's election


UK has not renewed Roman Abramovich's visa


The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold - ABC News


France to fine men up to 750 for wolf-whistling or making sexual comments to women : news


El Paso woman living in Montana detained by Border Patrol for speaking Spanish : news


'The Day that We Can't Protect Human Sources' : The President and the House Intelligence Committee Burn an Informant (lock them all up)
In Huge Disappointment, the FBI's Super-Secret Trump Informant Turns Out to Be . . . Stefan Halper (old-time Republican traitor and spy)
Libertarian Pundit Hypes Idiotic Conspiracy Theory Being Pushed By Other Pro-Trump Propagandists -- It's been obvious for a long time that Glenn Greenwald's preferred candidate in the 2016 elections was Donald Trump.
Glem Greenwald on Twitter: "Now I do not support Donald Trump, but if true, my president is 100% correct that this is a much bigger story than any of Dems hysterical conspiracies & would indeed be the biggest political scandal of all time. Yet #theresistance is unconcerned bc they love the Deep State now. https://t.co/EBJkCgnl1f"
Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for 'political purposes' ... raising old questions about emails she sent on a private server during her tenure as secretary of state in Barack Obama's administration (and in comments: ... "Mar-a-Gulago." ... and -- Total for Benghazi investigations: 82 million. Total cost of Donald's golf trips so far: 56 million. Cost of investigation into those responsible for stealing an election with the help of a foreign adversary: 7 million so far.)

Trump Rages At Report On Foreign Offers Of Campaign Help, Tells DOJ To Probe Itself ... in response to a Saturday New York Times report that Donald Trump Jr. met in Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign with individuals offering foreign help for his father. ("Go probe yourself!")
"I Never Realized Donald Trump Was So Dangerous to the Establishment" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - From presidential towel boy Devin Nunes, to friendly media like Kimberley Strassel and Glenn Greenwald, and finally the demand for an authoritarian snipe hunt reaches the White House:
This is now totally normal - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump's Lies About Moscow Tower are Impeachable

Mueller Plans to Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says - The New York Times

'Tricky Dick' vs. the Pink Lady - Nixon's victory over Helen Gahagan Douglas was one of the nastiest in history, and a prototype for today's GOP smear tactics. (those were the days, when Republicans thought "commie" was an insult) ... And so, as the race tightened, Boddy charged that a "SUBVERSIVE CLIQUE OF RED HOTS" was attempting to take over the Democratic Party, and he accused Douglas of harboring "communist sympathies" (the media demanded a horse-race, Dems gave Nixon the road map, and here we are)
Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady - Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas--Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950


The Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump? | TheHill


Report Suggests Blackwater Founder Erik Prince May Have Lied to Congress -- Mother Jones - He told Congress he didn't meet with the Trump campaign. A new story says he did. (lock them all up)


Roger Stone 'prepared' for Mueller indictment -- The longtime Trump ally said Mueller may try to 'conjure up' charges against him.

Trump's Banana Republicanism -- "Fuck tyou, pay me."

Sharyl Attkisson -- "Collusion against Trump" timeline (law enforcement looking into criminal activities of Trump over a decade is "collusion" and you look really stupid, Sharyl and why are there so many Russians in your timeline, anyway?)


Mark Knoller on Twitter: "Asked about separating parents and children of illegal immigrants, Nielsen says "don't break the law." "If you break the law, you go to jail and you're separated from your family. It shouldn't be any different for illegal immigrants," she tells driveway gaggle at WH. https://t.co/pbDXFnCbFS" (she has special "umbrella holders")


Joshua Holland ?? on Twitter: "Three points on this narrative that Dems need to offer an agenda rather than just attacking Trump. First, it's a BS premise and a false dichotomy. On the ground, Dems are talking about issues like healthcare and the GOP tax bill, and also about Trump's corruption & perfidy. 1/"


This Republican was only Jersey politico to back bill that would have cut N.J. food stamps | NJ.com


Behind New York's Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation -- Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market.


Met Opera Accuses James Levine of Decades of Sexual Misconduct - The New York Times

Asia Argento Delivers Searing Speech at Cannes: Festival Was Weinstein's "Hunting Ground" : movies


Barbara Ehrenreich Gets Pumped For Death | HuffPost

The Last Days of Time Inc. - The New York Times -- An oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap. (vc's and hedgies killing off America +the patriarchy)

Palo Alto pastor resigns after nasty tweets about city: 'An elitist shitden of hate'


Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Forgot link! https://t.co/WUJnbUfik1" "I am aa cuck"
The Incel Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - McSweeney's


Teens caught on cell phone video jumping valley mother : news
28 Arrested In Weekend Mag Mile Mob Violence - NBC Chicago - More than two dozen teens were arrested Saturday night after dozens of groups began randomly attacking pedestrians on Chicago's Magnificent Mile


More than 25 hospitalized in NYC due to synthetic marijuana : news


Study finds cyberloafing can help employees cope with workplace boredom - New research, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that the personal use of the internet during working hours is a natural response to boredom, and in many cases it may not be harmful to work. : science

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite. : news


u/jonathansfox explains the karma conspiracy going on with massive reposting by bots in Reddit : bestof

Divorced people of Reddit, what red flag did you ignore before you got married? : AskReddit
What did another person do that accidentally turned you on? : AskReddit
Redditors who have gone missing but were found. What happened? : AskReddit
What sexual "must try" turned out to be crappy for you? [NSFW] : AskReddit

David Watkins on Twitter: "I don't even understand what can opener is being assumed here."

051918


'Overwhelming grief': Texas school shooting: 10 killed in Santa Fe High School massacre - The Washington Post - Eight students and two teachers
On a Spring Texan Morning, a Sound Heard Too Often at Schools Across America: Bang. Bang. Bang. - The New York Times
Santa Fe shooting: Texas Lt. Gov. says schools would be safer with fewer doors. We asked experts. - The Washington Post ("in fact," he said, "if we eliminate all the doors we'll be perfectly safe and save money too!") Texas has stricter regulations for doors than it does for guns
The front page of today's Daily News Issue -- Should we start thanking highschool students for their service?
Fake Facebook accounts and online lies multiply in hours after Santa Fe school shooting - The Washington Post -- creating fake Facebook accounts with the suspected shooter's name and a doctored photo showing him wearing a "Hillary 2016" hat ... 20 minutes ... "It seemed this time like they were more ready for this" (instead of his MAGA hat and the NRA has their russian bot game down)
Following Texas high school shooting, Fox host blames video games - Jon Scott: Kids "spend so much time in front of their television screens with some of these very violent and realistic video games. That has to be something that gets looked at, but how do you police that kind of thing?"


BBC throws royal shade at Trump after wedding crowd dwarfs inauguration
BBC Three on Twitter: "just saying /\_(?)_// "
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and wife, professional tennis player Serena Williams, in attendance at the Royal Wedding : pics

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance - The New York Times (it's in the script, Jews will all burn in Hell)

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S | Reuters


Watch what happens in Rome. It could be our post-Trump future. - The Washington Post


The priest whose blunt billboards have gone global - BBC News - Fr Bower quoted Bible verse Isaiah 60:2 after Donald Trump won the US election in 2016 "A thick darkness has covered the earth"


Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election - The New York Times

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims - The New York Times ("Really bad stuff!")
The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election
Secret FBI source for Russia investigation met with three Trump advisers during campaign - The Washington Post -- using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush (and that is why you never let a CIA guy run for president)
The FBI didn't usee an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.
Warner: Identifying FBI source to undermine Russia probe could be a crime - POLITICO
Now we know what Trump will say when we learn what he's hiding - For a man protesting his innocence, Trump sure does act guilty
/u/Slungus documents The Daily Caller publishing info weeks prior to NYT & WaPo, suggesting leak : bestof


Stormy Daniels performance cut short after drunk man throws wallet in her face; Daniels appearance in Bend was delayed for hours - Daniels appearance in Bend was delayed for hours

Republicans claw at each other over farm bill implosion - POLITICO - While the Freedom Caucus sank the vote, some GOP lawmakers are blaming Paul Ryan
House GOP limping to Election Day as farm bill implodes - POLITICO - unable to do something as simple as pass an all-Republican farm bill.


Eschaton: What A Country - Only the best people. -- Vickers "Vic" Cunningham, a former criminal district judge now in a runoff to be the sole Republican Dallas County commissioner, acknowledged Friday that in 2010 he set up a living trust with a clause rewarding his children if they marry a white person.


Protesters spite racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg with live Mariachi band outside home - The social justice group Millennials for Revolution raised $1,094 on a GoFundMe page to provide the band and tacos for the protest, a member of the group said.
Aaron Schlossberg Is Our Duke Of The Week
Manhattan lawyer keeps big mouth shut when reporters confront him after racist restaurant rant goes viral - NY Daily News
Mariachi band plays outside home of NY lawyer who threatened to call ICE on Spanish speaking restaurant employees : pics


Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him - BBC News - The electronic cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain


IamA former army ranger and psychedelic research advocate. I just passed the mile 30 of a 100 mile ultramarathon. I will be joined by 4 leading psychedelic science & ayahuasca medicine experts. AMA! : IAmA

'When opportunity comes, it's usually too late': Minority-owned marijuana businesses confronted by municipal indifference, 'chaos' : bostontrees
The Sinister Reason Weed is Illegal - YouTube


[Serious] What are some useful resources on the dark web that most people don't know about?
Small guide to finding textbooks : Piracy

A new study finds that a child's language skills (use of vocabulary and grammar) in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects, and was found to be the most solid predictor of a child's later success

Using Tinder doesn't result in more casual sex, according to new study. : science

Mystery booms and lights in Ohio sparks secret tunnelling fears | Daily Star - THE US government is running a not-so-secret underground project and the unexplainable booms across the country prove it, according to wild claims online.

Google Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Its Code of Conduct

Eschaton: Wonkavator - So basically it's a massive PRT system which would certainly have no capacity, scaling, or congestion issues. And so cheap to build! -- The Boring Company founder shared more details Thursday night in Los Angeles about his project to cure the city's traffic congestion with hundreds of tunnels. He said rides on the subway-like rail service -- dubbed "Loop" -- would cost one dollar. Musk spoke of above-ground roads being converted to park space, as commuters gravitate to the personalized mass transit in his tunnels. (hundreds, I tell you, hundreds of tunnels! And you will give me all your stupid roads!)


051818

Is the Human Race Too Dumb to Survive on This Planet? - A visit with the Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (Mo, Dana and Lamar are sure climate change is a libtard hoax run by Soros)

10 Dead in Santa Fe, Texas, School Shooting; Suspect Used Shotgun and Revolver - The New York Times -- Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school in Santa Fe, Tex. He appeared to have obtained a shotgun and a .38 revolver from his father, who legally owned them, the authorities said.
Shooter identified in Santa Fe High School rampage that killed 10 - Houston Chronicle
2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members - The Washington Post (Trump supporter)
Texas school shooting latest: Man turns up to Santa Fe High carrying American flag and gun saying 'Make America Great Again'
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Texas Shooting Suspect, Posted Neo-Nazi Imagery Online
10 dead, 10 hurt in Texas high school shooting; suspect wanted to kill himself, but didn't have 'the courage,' officials say
Here's What We Know About Dimitrios Pagourtzis, The Suspected Santa Fe High School Shooter
Watch: Angry Parkland dad makes bold proposal on MSNBC to bring the NRA to its knees
Police shoot Jonathan Oddi firing shots at Trump National Doral | Miami Herald
New Jersey school bus driver made illegal U-turn before deadly crash, officials say : news - The truck company has been getting a lot of flack in the news, but seems like the fault is with the bus driver here.

Havana plane crash: 101 feared dead after Cuban airliner comes down shortly after take off | The Independent - Boeing 737 jet was 30 years old and had flown for seven other airlines

Kim Jong Un has President Trump right where he wants him - The Washington Post

The Onion's Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire -- The country's leading humor publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most "real" newpapers haven't


Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage -- Newsroom predators in foreign bureaus hurt their colleagues -- and their stories


Eschaton: Abolish ICE - It's clearly an organization which is rotten from top to bottom, in a way that we imagine some police departments to be, but with the power of the Feds and even less legal recourse against their abuses, usually ... " The judge did not simply rule against ICE. He accused the agency of lying to a court of law." (they designed it to be evil)


Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms - The Washington Post (he owns the government so he can do what he wants)

Congratulations, America, indeed -- 7:28 Tuesday morning: "Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History .?.?. and there is still No Collusion and No Obstruction." ... The average length of a special counsel/special prosecutor investigation has been 1,154 days.
Rudy Giuliani: Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow scope of potential Trump interview - CNNPolitics

Exclusive: Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government - sources | Reuters
Eschaton: Choices - They have been made. -- NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Manafort's Former Son-In-Law Cuts Plea Deal, To Cooperate With Government -- The guilty plea agreement could add to the legal pressure on Manafort.

Exclusive: Special Counsel subpoenas another Stone aide in Russia probe

Chris Hayes on Twitter: "So we have some exclusive, never before seen video tonight that @realDonaldTrump is going *love*. (And by love, I mean hate.)"

A Comprehensive List Of Everything Don Jr. Doesn't Know About That Infamous Meeting -- All 216 things.
Did Trump Jr. call the blocked number, or vice versa? - The Washington Post -- At least two people probably know who that call involved. One is Trump Jr., despite the denials in his testimony. The other is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

'The president is just wrong': CNN reporter knocks down Trump's 'ludicrous' conspiracy theory about FBI plant (bigger than Watergate!!)

It'ss right there in plain sight

Rudy Giuliani Reverses Trump Team's Position, Says President Can Obstruct Justice | HuffPost (Dowd had claimed Trump IS Justice and can't obstruct himself)
'Unfair!' Rudy Giuliani explodes when CNN's Cuomo plays clip of him saying presidents must obey subpoenas
Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid - Foreign Policy - Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?

'We no longer live in a democracy' : Historian warns US has already curdled into 'oligarchy' Journalist Thomas Ricks warned the United States had already lost its democracy
Credulity and Barbarity in the Age of Trump | Village Voice - It is time to recognize that the right to criticize the powerful is sacrosanct
Trump Has Done Huge Damage to the American Republic. Can It Be Fixed? - There will be a lot of pieces to put back together, all at once, when he is gone.

Hannity Flips Out: Mueller Probe 'Is A Direct Threat To This American Republic' | HuffPost (he means the Republic of Fox Liars)

In blow to GOP, House fails to pass massive farm bill in face of conservative Republican showdown - The Washington Post - unable to placate conservative lawmakers demanding commitments on immigration ... the conservative House Freedom Caucus up to the last minutes ... outcome exposed what is becoming an all-out war within the House GOP over immigration, a divisive fight the Republicans did not want to have heading into midterm elections in November that will decide control of Congress (hahaha suck it up, farmers)
Freedom Caucus Sinks Key Part Of Paul Ryan's Welfare Reform Agenda | HuffPost - A fight over immigration ended up tanking the farm bill.
Ryan-linked group raised $24.6M from anonymous donor - politico (whose initials seem to be V.P.)

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals - The Washington Post

Where the Fourth Amendment Doesn't Apply (where most people live but Colorado is safe

Actually, the 1 Percent Are Still The Problem -- The Atlantic trots out a familiar argument blaming the upper middle class for income inequality. It's wrong .


Sen. Dean Heller's Campaign Paid His Social Media Influencer Son More Than $50,000 - campaign gave the cash to his son to run its Instagram page and make Facebook and YouTube videos ("neckbeard in mom's basement" now "social media influencer")


Congressional Candidate Accosts Trans Woman Using Bathroom - The Daily Beast


Michigan state's Nassar Settlement Could Set A Troubling First Amendment Precedent -- That a state institution [MSU] would politically silence victims and basically pay them to give up their First Amendment rights goes way beyond the current criticism about gag orders (and that's a lot of taxpayer money)


Lawyer Who Ranted Against Spanish-Speakers Faces Office Eviction, Disciplinary Complaint | HuffPost - He's been hounded by reporters and may get a surprise serenade from a mariachi band. (the mob! it's a mob!)
Adam Feldman on Twitter: "Extra points to whoever changed the Google info for Aaron Schlossberg's company to "Spanish restaurant" "
Racist lawyer bro was arrested after making death threat to cop at 2009 baseball game
Julia Ioffe on Twitter: "So thank you, mob, for proving my point." (Ioffe defends Aaron the Asshole, get demolished)
Eschaton: My Point, Proven - QED -- So thank you, mob, for proving my point. Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 18, 2018 -- What is the Latin for "everyone disagrees with my shit opinion, so I am right"?


Trump White House Kills Off Yanny-Laurel Debate With 'Ridiculous' Clip | HuffPost

Ex-Playmate Stephanie Adams jumped with son off NYC building - amid a nasty custody battle with her chiropractic ex


Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy - The New York Times - He says there's a crisis in masculinity. Why won't women all these wives and witches -- just behave? ("An Antidote to Chaos" Women need to be "regulated" and "distributed")
"I am a very serious person"
The Rage of the Incels | The New Yorker - Incels aren't really looking for sex. They're looking for absolute male supremacy.


Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate : news

If you woke up to find 99.99% of the population disappeared overnight, what would you do? : AskReddit


r/science will no longer be hosting AMAs : science


051718

Global warming: April was 400th straight warmer-than-average month : news - undefined
Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash : news

The story behind the viral photo of a Kent State graduate posing with her cap -- and an assault rifle (22 yr-old Republican/white chick says she should be able to have any weapons the military has, is looking for a Sports Utility Tank)


Opinion | Falling for Hamas's Split-Screen Fallacy - Hamas understood early that the civilian death toll was driving international outrage at Israel, and that this, not I.E.D.s or ambushes, was the most important weapon in its arsenal.

Trump's North Korea Nobel buzz could die with John Bolton


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says Bannon wanted to suppress voters | UK news | The Guardian - Bannon wanted 'weapons to fight a culture war'
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower fears Facebook data was shared with Russia - CNNPolitics

The White House is discussing replacements for homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen (no menttion of Trump's 30 minute screaming furious raging rant)

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program - The Washington Post


New York Times acknowledges it buried the lead in pre-election Russia-Trump story - The Washington Post ... editors at the New York Times "cast the absence of a conclusion as the article's central theme rather than the fact of the investigation itself," contrary to the wishes of the reporters. ("editors")

What the latest Russia revelations mean - The Washington Post
What Paul Manafort's s Trump Tower notes mean (they can't even take good notes)
This Video Proves VP Mike Pence Lied About Russia And Knew About Flynn's Secret Russia Calls

Eschaton: Where'd They Go - Where'd They Go -- Quite stunning. -- The report also refers to two previous suspicious-activity reports, or sars, that the bank had filed, which documented even larger flows of questionable money into Cohen's account
Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen's Financial Records -- A law-enforcement official released the documents after finding that additional suspicious transactions did not appear in a government database. By Ronan Farrow ... The official, worried that the information was being withheld from law enforcement, released the remaining documents. (someone saw something very scary and did something)

DOJ Inspector General report on FBI handling of Clinton email probe entering final stages - CNNPolitics (yeah, they're still trying to lock up Hillary, but one year of investigating Trumpster is "torture")
Giuliani Calls For Mueller Probe To End: 'We've ve Tortured This President Enough'


Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; The Democrats' Drive for 25 in the House: An Update (Trump could win the House let alone the Senate)

Liberals, It'ss Not About Being Nice -- The hand-wringing about whether liberals should be more accommodating misses the point ... Over the weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed titled "Liberals, You're Not As Smart As You Think" ... University of Virginia political science professor Gerard Alexander accuses American liberals of arrogance and warns them against making broad negative generalizations about large swaths of the population (hahaha, don't call Republican racists racists and complaining about bathroom bills makes people turn Republican)


"It Is Unfortunate and Revealing" : The War Between Shari Redstone and Les Moonves Is Going Nuclear -- This one just keeps getting weirder and weirder, and it isn't over yet, not by a long shot.


"Ronan Has a Story to Tell': Curiosity and Agita Inside 30 Rock as Ronan Farrow Begins Work on Catch and Kill -- NBC is jittery as Farrow prepares to tell his side of the story about what went down at the network while he was reporting on Harvey Weinstein. (they fucked themselves on several levels)


Opinion | One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It? - The New York Times

Shaun King on Twitter: "Who this this bigot in Midtown Manhattan? What's his name? Please share this. Here he is harassing & insulting two women for speaking Spanish...TO EACH OTHER in the middle of Manhattan. Trump has empowered ugly white people like this to say whatever they feel like saying. https://t.co/GhiB8wjK35"
Aaron Schlossberg: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com - Aaron M. Schlossberg was identified by social media users on Wednesday ... Schlossberg threw his sandwich and water on the counter and said he didn't want to give the restaurant his money. When he walked out, people in the restaurant clapped, Serrano said.
Tom Namako on Twitter: "Photos of the racist lawyer taken today via @GettyImages He later surfaced at Queens court, apparently at work. More: https://t.co/hS5gXqq8JL https://t.co/RdVOnNy5Xq" (a few hours later, he's hiding from photographers #instantkarma)
'My next call is to ICE!' : A man flipped out because workers spoke Spanish at a Manhattan deli
NY man to people speaking Spanish at restaurant: 'My next call is to ICE' : news (reddit, for completeness)

White Woman Calls Security on 'Suspicious Man With a Baby' at Park in Washington, DC
White Woman Calls Cops on Black Real Estate Investor Inspecting House Next Door - In the past month alone we've had incidents of police being called on black people for napping while black, cooking while black, dining while black and moving while black. And now we have real-estate-ing while black.
#ShoppingWhileBlack: California Woman Accuses Macy's of Racial Profiling After Being Accused of Stealing
White Hobby Lobby Manager Calls Police on Black Customer for #ShoppingWhileBlack


You can head "brainstorm" or "green needle" based on whichever one you think about : videos

Pop goes a tradition: county cracks down on free popcorn in hardware stores - The San Diego Union-Tribune - While closely associated with movie theaters, popcorn is also tightly linked to neighborhood purveyors of hammers and screwdrivers. The connection is seen in shops from Cambridge, Mass. (Tags Ace Hardware) to Lakeside (Payton's True Value)


TIL that scientists were able to predict a person's political orientation with 95 percent accuracy based solely on how their brain reacts to viewing disgusting (but non-political) images. : todayilearned (Republicans project their disgustingness onto the world, and develop moral OCD for other people)


Remember the "overly attached girlfriend" meme? This is her now.


051618


Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension - Sun Sentinel (gets "coward pay")
Florida Cop Who Failed to Confront Parkland Shooter Is Getting $8,000 Monthly Pension : news


Editorial Trump's pointless Mideast provocation (SFC ignores Adelson's $30 million bribe to Rethugs because that's who they are)

Satellite data strongly suggests that China, Russia and other authoritarian countries are fudging their GDP reports : news

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump - The New York Times

Just about everything is odd about Trump's support of Chinese firm ZTE (hahaha they bribed him)

How TMZ Crashed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding. Devastatingly.

FBI Search Of CIA Leak Suspect Turned Up Photos Of Sex Assault On Unconscious Friend | HuffPost - The government suspects that Joshua Adam Schulte gave documents to WikiLeaks, but they're holding him on child pornography charges.

Tillerson warns of ethical crisis among U.S. leaders in speech - POLITICO - appeared to offer an implicit rebuke of his old boss, as he warned of a "growing crisis in ethics and integrity" during a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute.

Trump eliminates job of national cybersecurity coordinator - Top congressional Democrats immediately introduced a bill to restore the position of cyber czar.


Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP - The Washington Post
Kremlin Used NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Senate Report Says - Documents suggest Moscow funneled money to Trump through the gun group, according to the judiciary committee. (so, up against the wall?)
7 big things we just learned from the Trump Tower meeting testimony - The Washington Post ... Goldstone ... This was also, notably, 11 days before the New York Times first reported on the existence of the meeting. It shows again how far ahead Mueller's team is of what we see being reported. (and look, Dick Cheney's tentacles! just for completeness sake)
Anthony Scaramucci emailed man who helped set up Trump Tower meeting with Russians


Robert Mueller's Most Important Accomplishment -- The special counsel's Russia investigation has a lot to show for its 12 months of work, but one feat stands out. (no leaks)
Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation - The New York Times - in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.
Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas to Trump adviser's s social media consultant - a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign.


Trump Discloses Payment to Cohen in Financial Report - The New York Times - revealed for the first time that he paid more than $100,000 to his personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, as reimbursement for payment to a third-party.
Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof - The New York Times
Trump's son-in-law Kushner claimed he had no idea why he was in that notorious Trump Tower meeting. Newly-released testimony indicates otherwise.
ared Kushner Lost His Cool When Russians Didn't Deliver Hillary Dirt - Kushner claimed he had no idea why he was in that notorious Trump Tower meeting. Newly-released testimony indicates otherwise. ("no idea")
Trump Jr.'s s team wanted stories straight on Russian lawyer meeting - The details were part of more than 2,500 pages of documents based on interviews with attendees of the meeting between Trump aides and a Russian attorney.
Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russia probe with father (yeah, right, lyin' Donnie) The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews last year with Trump's son and others who met with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

I howled at the morning driving rain - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This big Times story about the FBI's Russia ratfucking investigation is really the story of two fuckups that contributed to the election of Donald Trump: double standards in the FBI investigation, and double standards and completely botched stories by the New York Times


Longtime Trump Lawyer Slams Giuliani As 'Polarizing Figure' Who Shouldn't Deal With Mueller - Giuliani may also be trying to 'aggrandize himself' Jay Goldberg said ... (ya think??)
Porn Star Lawyer Interviewed 147 Times in 10 Weeks


Trump vs. the "Deep State - quietly reshaping American governance " (by destroying public services)

Trump's pick to run Labor's pension agency: Mitch McConnell's brother-in-law (another semi-China-person)


This is what a death spiral looks like - The Washington Post - Three states have announced preliminary 2019 premium-rate requests for Obamacare individual-market policies, and the numbers don't look good ... Thanks to Republican efforts to sabotage Obamacare, the pool of individual-market enrollees is getting smaller and sicker -- and, as a result, much more expensive.

The Memo: Elizabeth Warren steals show at 2020 audition | TheHill - Warren appeared better able to synthesize anti-Trump anger with a more positive policy platform than any other speaker.

Did Democrats Just Have Their First Tea Party Moment Of The 2018 Primaries? | FiveThirtyEight
Top takeaways from a wild primary night - POLITICO - Women candidates won big, but moderate Democrats took it on the chin. ("moderates" hahahah)

Democrats Flip a Pennsylvania Seat, Making 41 Since Trump's Inauguration - Helen Tai won her race with some endorsements from high places.
Pennsylvania Primaries Deliver Strong Wins for Democratic Women - The New York Times
Two Socialists In Pennsylvania Just Won Victories Democrats Can't Ignore - Democratic Socialists of America's growing electoral power
This Man Was Trump Before Trump. He Just Won Pennsylvania's Senate Primary -- As a small-city mayor, Lou Barletta championed a law that made English the official language and punished employers of undocumented immigrants.
John Fetterman takes historic win over Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Mike Stack - The Morning Call - defeated Lt. Gov. Michael Stack in the Democratic primary Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Stack is the state's first lieutenant governor to lose in a primary election.


Gay Alabama lawmaker suggests governor is lesbian; Ivey calls it 'disgusting lie'

Caption Contest - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jon McNaughton's back on his bullshit. Caption this: (from the minds of authoritarian bullies)

Sinclair circling Sean Hannity - POLITICO - The Fox News rival is courting the host's top producer, along with another of Hannity's close friends (Fox not far-right enough for the billionaires)

The Democratic Party Has an 'MSNBC Problem'


Michigan State Spartans agree to $500 million Larry Nassar settlement
Institution That Failed Massively Settles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Reports of sexual misconduct by Dr. Larry Nassar reached at least 14 Michigan State University representatives in the two decades before his arrest, with no fewer than eight women reporting his actions


Amy Ge on Twitter: "A wakeup call for ppl who dismiss racism as just for uneducated, backwoods folk. This is Dr. Jennifer Shulte, faculty at @Stanford who racially-profiled a black family at a BBQ and Aaron M. Schlossberg, a Manhattan attorney who made racist remarks to Hispanic fast food workers. https://t.co/ia5ESsqPAd" ... Dr. Shulte in particular is all over the internet now since people have gone meme crazy with her. And it serves her right because of her ignorance. (karma meme train makes them famous on the internets for all eternity, racist assholes dept.)

Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: ""Hey guys, did you know (hits inhaler) did you know Republicans ended slavery? Did you know that?" https://t.co/nfMsloU4sW"

The Are No Magic Words That Can Dispel The Idea That Liberals Are Smug Elitists - Lawyers, Guns & Money (because smug knowledge-free dimbulbs believe what Fox tells them)


Alcohol consumption: The drunkest (and driest) cities in America (some mid-western states like NE and IA, and fucking Fargo, but basically Wisconsin is drunk all the time, which would explain voting for Trump)

Schooling Kanye About Slavery - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jameela Jamil Shreds Kim Kardashian For Promoting 'Appetite Suppressant' Lollipops - "You terrible and toxic influence on young girls."


Yanny or Laurel? How an Audio Clip Divided the Internet - The New York Times
Rolandye (u/RolandCamry) - Reddit

Marijuana industry expects slow debut amid local restrictions, banking challenges - The Boston Globe
How much will legal weed cost in Massachusetts? - a simple question for a complicated market.
Cannabis as a houseplant? : bostontrees

On Nantucket, wealthy residents oppose housing for seasonal employees - The Boston Globe (there's a metaphor in there, somewhere, but David Long, CEO of LIBERTY MUTUAL - don't miss his pic -- is univerally reviled in the comments along with calls for boycotts of his co.)

A bike-share border war has started in Boston - The Boston Globe


Police: Mom stabbed 11-year-old daughter up to 70 times, hit her with ax, set home on fire : news (debate on justice)

Black Magic Fuckery


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Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years - The New York Times
Ivanka Trump Opens U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem During Israeli Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
8-Month-Old Dies From Tear Gas Used In Israeli Crackdown On Palestinian Protests (GRAPHIC) | HuffPost - Sixty people were killed
More Protestors No-Platformed With Live Ammunition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Ivanka and Mnuchine celebrate the opening of Trump Embassy)
'Daddy's Little Ghoul': New York Daily News Rips Ivanka Trump Over Embassy Opening The tabloid said the first daughter was "all smiles" as protesters died in Gaza.
Steve Schmidt: Trump Has "Blood on His Hands" For Jerusalem Embassy, Trying To Stave Off Midterm Loss through incitement of his base.
Opinion | A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem - The New York Times - Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other leading lights of the Trumpist right gathered in Israel to celebrate the relocation of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, a gesture widely seen as a slap in the face to Palestinians who envision East Jerusalem as their future capital.
Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening - The New York Times
WH's Hogan Gidley Has The Worst Response Yet To Gaza Killings
IDF Soldier Recounts Harrowing, Heroic War Story Of Killing 8-Month-Old Child
A Zionist Marie Antoinette
Morning Mediawire: The paper that portrayed rejoicing in Israel | Poynter - Monday, however, saw a front-page editorial bylined by his wife, with her photograph, too. In it, Miriam Adelson thanked America for moving its embassy from internationally recognized Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem (evil fucks)


Trump Orders Help For Chinese Phone-Maker After China Approves Money For Trump Project | HuffPost - rump will profit from Indonesian resort project that will get $500 million in Chinese loans in a deal sealed days before before his tweet ordering help for ZTE. (that used to be very crooked)


Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange | World news | The Guardian - Files show at least $5m went on activities including spying on guests at London embassy


Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica - The New York Times

Federal judge rejects Manafort's bid to dismiss Mueller indictment

I'm Sure There's An Innocent Explanation - The Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to make sure as few people see damning evidence of Gina Haspel's advocacy for torture and obstruction of justice as possible:


Trump denialism - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Qatari investor confirms he attended Trump Tower meetings in 2016 - CNNPolitics


'Real' Americans are a myth. Don't buy it (white racists are real, everyone else is a "coastal elite" fake American)


Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980 - The New York Times - The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy. (oh look, St. Ronnie)

Why Democrats can't win the 'respect' of Trump voters - An entire industry that's devoted to convincing white people that liberal elitists look down on them.

Trump-voting crab town left shell-shocked by his visa changes - A new way of awarding the visas that allow seasonal foreign workers to enter the U.S. is devastating Hoopers Island, Maryland. ("shell-shocked" haha + reap what you sow, Trumptards)

$1 million mystery gift to inauguration traced to conservative legal activists | McClatchy Washington Bureau (shells within shells within shells)


Reporters Cash in White House Access for Lucrative Cable News Deals - Truthdig (oh look, Maggie Haberputz selling her Trump access on TV which means she's a corrupt reporter! but the NYT says "that's what we all do, so fuck off!")

The Hill Ran Anti-Iran Op-Ed by a Paid Agent of Saudi Arabia



Eric Greitens' Criminal Charge Dropped -- but Prosecutors Will Seek to Refile ... governor called it 'a great victory' for women beaters everywhere)
How The Greitens Prosecution Collapsed


Travis Air Force Base psychologist Heath Sommer accused of sexual assault, rape of patients - CBS News - A psychologist contracted to help trauma victims at Travis Air Force Base in California left his patients "even more traumatized" by his sexual attacks ... exposure therapy


Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: "As I noted in this thread, the first real cracks in the "Solid South" came in 1948 when Truman committed the national party to civil rights and the Dixiecrats under Strom Thurmond tried to bolt. https://t.co/hdMTfOswm1"


Death of black man during arrest in Louisiana ruled homicide : news
Off-duty cop fatally shoots gunman at her kids' school: VIDEO : news
Belgian clown accused of murder livestreams rooftop police standoff | World news | The Guardian


USC let a gynecologist continue treating students despite years of misconduct allegations

Flood gates are now open- Women's Group Calls on Spotify to Remove Chris Brown, Nelly, and More From Official Playlists : Music

Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic 'New Journalist' and Novelist, Dies at 88

SNL's 'Whites' video from 2014 has nearly been cleared from the internet but it's important to remember the things we've accomplished. : funny

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors - The New York Times - By Michael Pollan


A new survey analysis shows that the more time people spend reading and sharing news items on Facebook, the less politically knowledgeable they are. : science


Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly - Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.

Eschaton: Autopilot On
Eschaton: Dude, You Called It "Autopilot"

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How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In American History - You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year.
Osmington, Australia, shooting: Peter Miles planned killings, father says - The Washington Post
Joseph DeAngelo ditches wheelchair for Golden State Killer hearing - San Francisco Chronicle


Palestinian Rights on Twitter: ".@YousefMunayyer says opening of US embassy in Jerusalem "should only be seen as a rubber stamp of the killings and a total abdication of any responsibility to lead on issues of human rights." #GreatReturnMarch https://t.co/otNucncolR"
Palestinians say 45 killed, including terror operatives, as 50,000 rally in Gaza | The Times of Israel - Army shoots men planting bomb, strikes Hamas post after gunmen fire at troops; protesters hurl rocks, burn tires ahead of US embassy inauguration; IDF vows to prevent border breach
At Least 37 Palestinians Die in Protests as U.S. Prepares to Open Jerusalem Embassy - The New York Times - At least 1,000 Palestinian demonstrators were also wounded along the border fence with Gaza (Jews exterminating people who look like them)
Israeli Forces Kill Dozens Of Palestinians As Protests Intensify Over U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem | HuffPost - Tens of thousands gathered at the Gaza frontier on Monday, some of them approaching Israel's border fence (wall)
The US embassy move: A powerful message, America will stand by our friends - Opinion - Jerusalem Post - I have long advocated that the United States take this action, and I commend President Trump for fulfilling this campaign promise. By Ted Cruz ("standing by our racist murderer friends until the apocalypse when they all die anyway")
Mitt Romney calls pastor who delivered blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening 'religious bigot' - POLITICO - Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew,' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell'


Mueller's Probe Is Even More Expansive Than It Seems - The special counsel's team has interviewed a number of big names. But their interest in more obscure players tells a story, too

Comey's October Surprise Was Pointless and Wrong (he was just being a good Republican and lying and obfuscating)

White House Aide's Plan to Stop Leaks: Spy on His Co-Workers -- Ezra Cohen-Watnick ran intelligence for the National Security Council. There, he decided collecting his colleague's phone and email data was a good idea ... He portrayed his desired leak hunt as an "insider threat" detection effort (so, spy on Trump?)
White House leakers leak about leaking - Axios - This White House leaks so much that meetings called to bemoan leaks begin with acknowledgement the bemoaning will be leaked, which is promptly leaked...by several leakers in a smallish room.

Donald Trump and Sean Hannity's Late Night Calls -- Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime -- Life inside the bunker of Fox News' resident Trumplegdnger. ("hey Sean, jerk off to this!")

GOP tax cut not why economy is booming - Economists are rolling their eyes at candidates' claims (nothing to do with Obama getting us out of the Republican great recession I tell you! Trump is great!)

Trump's improved standing, energized GOP voters worry Democrats (Trump-wave coming!)
Trump is more popular than Dems want to admit - San Francisco Chronicle (lowest rated president ever but he's more popular than Dems think! so cry, liberals)
A GOP surprise: House midterm hopes rise in blue California - POLITICO - Predictions of a Democratic washout are premature, an increasingly confident group of House Republican incumbents say (Orange County! so cry, liberals, cry)

Eschaton: Hey They Get Fox - It's funny that this person in the White House understands Fox News better than I've ever seen any mainstream reporter acknowledge - "We need to get him off these channels and onto Fox & Friends or else we're going to be chasing down this crazy-train bullshit from MSNBC and CNN all day," ... Like all other ideas, this had the highest chance of implementation if Trump believed he'd thought of it on his own. Priebus and Spicer worked talking points about the network's high ratings and importance to his base of supporters into conversation until, eventually, it stuck ... president's television consumption is today what the current White House official called "mainly a complete dosage of Fox"

White people get more conservative when they move up -- not down -- economically. Here's the evidence -- people with greater-than-average long-term income gains became significantly more conservative ... much more consistent with a traditional understanding of class politics than with the notion of an anti-government backlash rooted in economic grievances.


Michael Avenatti on Twitter: "Warning ignored. So here it goes. December 12, 2016 - Trump Tower. Details to follow... "
Qatari Investor Accused in Bribery Plot Appears With Michael Cohen in Picture Posted by Stormy Daniels's Lawyer -- He's shown meeting with Cohen at Trump Tower shortly after the election.
Tasha Reign: I Was Assaulted on a Stormy Daniels Porn Set. And She Did Nothing. - The adult actress Tasha Reign alleges that she was groped and harassed on a porn film Daniels directed in November 2017, and that Daniels ultimately sided with her alleged abuser.

Trump Admin Poised To Give Rural Whites A Carve-Out On Medicaid Work Rules

Jake Tapper: 'The very notion of empirical fact is being attacked and corroded' (don't need no librul so-called fake "facts")

'A rogue state' - As California defies federal immigration policy, calling itself a sanctuary, the state's conservatives are pushing back (all 666 of them)

South Dakota Congressional Candidate Said Terrorist Attack Would Help Him Win Primary | HuffPost - State Sen. Neal Tapio was the state director for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign (what they are all thinking)

Wellstone legacy goes dormant after family ousted in Democratic feud - David Wellstone and other Democrats close to his father began objecting last year to what he described as Wellstone Action's abandonment of disaffected Democrats in the rural Midwest -- the rural poor were an early focus of the late senator -- with an increasingly narrow focus on gender politics and people of color. (so, they believed the racist crap about Trumpster rescuing poor people and are stuck in 2002)


Former ballet students at center of child sex-assault case tell their stories - San Francisco Chronicle - at age 12, her parents agreed to private lessons, paying renowned Russian ballet teacher and choreographer Viktor Kabaniaev $75 an hour for twice-a-week sessions ... Kabaniaev has received strong support from the ballet community since his arrest,

4 days ago a suit was filed against Chris Brown and others by a women who was allegedly raped repeatedly at his house : news


"Stop Hitting Yourself: : An Argument That Oddly Does Not Improve With Endless Repetition (James "Yes, I am a Republican" Bennet doubles down with a new "Libtards Are Stupid" NYT opinion piece)
Tom Scocca on Twitter: "It would be good if @nytopinion had applied this framework about smug, unpersuasive hectoring to its decision to endlessly publish this crap https://t.co/yoyauJrib0" : Times Opinion Desk: Telling people they're bad just makes them resent you. Also Opinion Desk: Why are mean readers irrationally mad at us?
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "The incredibly smug and self-righteous articles NRO kept running about the white working class in Appalachia incited a backlash that propelled Hillary Clinton to the White Hou...I'll come in again. https://t.co/T4HqY1OWlg"


The Decline of American Motherhood - The Atlantic - The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it's been in a quarter century - Moms today tend to be older than in the past

Jails are replacing visits with video calls -- and inmates and families hate it

U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Federal Ban, Allows Sports Betting. : news

The most brutally honest graduation speech I have ever heard : videos

Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble - The New York Times (TV is for the olds)


Study suggests your adulthood self-esteem has its roots in the way you were raised as a child - The higher the quality of home environment when aged between 0 and 6 years (warm and responsive parenting; cognitive stimulation; and safe), the higher their self-esteem many years later in adulthood. : science
A support community for those affected by C-PTSD
Questions about EMDR : CPTSD


Study finds pornography is not becoming increasingly violent. On the contrary, clearly non-consensual aggression is declining and so is the portion of videos in which aggression appears : science

The science of the plot twist: How writers exploit our brains : books

What should someone know before buying their first house? : AskReddit (was it a meth house?)

Men of reddit, what are some tell-tale signs that a woman is creepy? : AskReddit

What is extremely rare but people think it's common?
What is the creepiest subreddit with under 1000 subscribers? : AskReddit


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'Gun-Sharing' station uses art to make point about gun violence (NRA lobbies for "stationless" gun-sharing, just drop it on the sidewalk when you're done murdering your family)


Indonesia church bombings: police say one family and their children behind attacks | World news | The G uardian - Husband, wife and four children aged nine to 18 believed to be responsible for worst attack in more than a decade (muzzies attack Christians, blow up their kids, go to heaven)


Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany - abuse claims by foreign workers in its German warehouses (sounds very Bezos-like)


Haspel, Spies and Videotapes -- Jose Rodriguez, the CIA official who ordered CIA officers to destroy a cache of videotapes that had documented the treatment of two terror suspects, says he told Gina Haspel what he intended to do (she said she had no idea he actually do it!)


Senator Mark Warner on the Threat of Russia | The New Yorker Radio Hour | WNYC Studios - Warner is deeply frustrated that, after everything his committee and others have discovered about Russian hacking and manipulation, the White House is ignoring a clear and present danger. Russia has interfered with democracy in the United States and elsewhere "for less than the cost of one new F-35 airplane" (thanks, again, Barry)

Trump's decision to blow up the Iran deal is a massive attack on Europe
Trump team sends mixed signals to Europe - POLITICO - The administration said it expects U.S. allies will fall in line with its Iran policy but doesn't exclude the possibility of punishing them. (why does Bolton always have the same stupid expression?)
US threatens European companies with sanctions after Iran deal pullout | World news | The Guardian - Bolton and Pompeo push hardline Trump White House position -- French and German companies among those with interests in Iran (sanctions for Germany and France our new enemies, but not Russia, our friend)


When #MeToo and the Russia investigation collide - This last year has been a crash course in startlingly brutal abuses of power. For decades, it seems, a caste of self-styled overmen has felt liberated to commit misdeeds with impunity: ethical, sexual, financial and otherwise - These guys are not exactly men of Nobel-level accomplishment or royal blood. Like the rest of us, they live in a democracy, under rule of law. Still, they like to preen. How exciting this VIP cosplay must be for them! Dudes from Queens or Oklahoma get to behave like twisted aristocrats in the tradition of Henry VIII or the Marquis de Sade ... But now the biggest stories of abuse of power -- #MeToo offenders and the Russia-aligned Trump syndicate -- have become one. And if the fast and furious revelations are any indication, a reckoning for the broader overman racket may also be at hand ... Perhaps this whole network believes, as Schneiderman reportedly told one of the women who has accused him of abuse: "I AM the law." - As prosecutors and journalists close in, the actual law seems to have other ideas.
Accountable Only to Themselves - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Crooked Trump? | by Noah Feldman | The New York Review of Books (finally someone said it)
Donald, Eric and this dirty hole: Schneiderman's sins, Trump's tangled web -- and don't forget Roger Stone - Eric Schneiderman is the latest New York Democrat to hold up the filthy mirror Donald Trump needs, and to drag us with them down the rabbit hole ... "Trump Has Dirt on Power Players' Sexploits! in a "LITTLE BLACK BOOK of Shame" (but Harry is still pretty naive if he thinks Trump really didn't know)


Trump's Mommy Issues -- He may not have bonded successfully with his mother ... Bowlby ... Children who fail to achieve a successful attachment, on the other hand, may as adults have a lack of comfort with intimacy, difficulty trusting others, a constant need for reassurance from relationship partners, and a lack of resilience when faced with illness, injury or loss. (Trump voters not "attached" to the Constitution)

Eschaton: But That's What Trump Promised - I often thinl that this is wrong argument made by journalists who want justify everything Trump does by claiming it's what the people want. This is a weird view not applied to, say, Democratic administrations, but with Trump it isn't even true because mostly his "campaign promises" were contradictory gibberish. Yes he promised to get rid of ACA but he also promised to replace it with something better and while maybe that last part is more ambiguous it's still important. (racist Trump voters shocked he's deporting all their cheap labor)

Eschaton: Two Trends With The Same Cause - UFO sightings suddenly ceasing. -- Undeniable reports of black people being abused by cops increasing. (and what happended to all the clowns?)


Let the McCain Slobberfest Begin! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Dana Milbank couldn't wait for John McCain to die. He had to start publishing slobbering obituaries of the man beforehand.It's as bad as you can possibly imagine. (greatest world leader, ever!) I realize by criticizing John McCain, I am going to turn the millions and millions of moderate Republicans in this country into believing that Mike Pence is too much of a Maoist to replace Donald Trump. It's always the fault of the shrill liberal

Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits - The New York Times (DeVos says "scamming is what we do, so ... what was the question again?")


A Surge of Women Candidates, but Crowded Primaries and Tough Races Await - The New York Times - 476 female House candidates this year ... Ashley Lunkenheimer
Will Democrats Win Congress in 2018? - Is the 2018 Democratic Wave Receding? (no, but they will still probably not win the Senate)
Ratings | The Cook Political Report - Democrats are modest favorites for House control and could pick up anywhere from 25 to 40 seats ... Senate: At this point, the most likely outcome is +/- one seat for Democrats. It is entirely possible that Democrats can win the two seats they need to win the majority, but that would require that they hold all of their own seats ... Governors: Suffice it to say that Democrats would be disappointed if they only score a net gain of four or five seats, while picking up eight to 10 seats would be considered a great success.

Opinion | How California Could Bust Up the Two-Party System - The New York Times - California's Republican Party is in crisis. Voters are leaving it in droves, its candidates haven't won a statewide election in more than a decade and its lawmakers are likely to lose several important elections this year ... problems in the state are a symptom of the toxic political extremism that has forced sensible centrists to the margins of the party throughout the country. (so let's bring back AAAAnold! jfc, NYT)


When Spies Hack Journalism - The New York Times - nation states are looking at these mass leaks and seeing how successful they are (Trump says Russia and Nk and Trukey are our "fiends" so shut up with the fake news and anyway, it's the journos brains that really got hacked)

re Not as Smart as You Think - By Gerard Alexander - Mr. Alexander is a professor of political science at the University of Virginia. (liberals drive stupid conservative crazy by making them look stupid by asking thenm to write supid opinion pieces revealing their racist stupity, and conservative are more much "respectful" then stupid libtards and education needs to be defunded becuase teachers are libtards and the NYT published this oo cry, libtards)

This Is How a Newspaper Dies -- It's with a spasm of profits ... Denver Post's owner, "vulture capitalist" Randall Smith, has become journalism's No. 1 villain for having cheapened and starved not just its Denver paper but many of the titles -- including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the San Jose Mercury News and the Orange County Register -- that his firm, Alden Global Capital, operates through the Digital First Media chain ... "harvesting market position" (another face of corporate evil, newspapers don't need no steenking jounalists, just repackage Fox)


All the problems at NBC News aren<'t just coincidence. They're symptoms /a>

Greitens' fateful affair began during crossroads of his military life | Law and order | stltoday.com - She alleged that he struck her across the face during one encounter (he has categorically denied any violence), and that afterward, she told him: "I think you're screwed up from being in the Navy" (your military making wife-beaters)

Trump, Schneiderman, Greitens and the changing shape of sex scandals - The Washington Post (hello, forget Rob Porter already?)

Our Job Is To Afflict the Already Afflicted - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rachael Denhollander sums up the performance of MSU's power elite over the last year:


Bounce house flies onto California highway with child inside | Fox News


Thomas Cole: A Conservative Conservationist | by Jennifer Kabat | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books


Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk - The New York Times


Let_you_down comments on Texas woman who ran over cheating husband released from prison (he was an orthodontist)


Microgrowery
Good morning growers! Let's get a convo going on no til ... currently running a medium scale Guerilla grow with variations of 18 gal totes and floating grow bags in the swamp


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School district shuts down information after Stoneman Douglas shooting - Sun Sentinel - The Broward school district's repeated, emphatic -- and it turns out false -- statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defense and under siege. (they lie and then they lie some more, thinking no one will figure it out)
Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years leaves family of 7 dead
Gov. Fallin vetoes "Constitutional Carry" bill - would have allowed for permit-less carry (Consitutional Murder Bill)


Two dead in Paris knife attack - BBC News


Iran's supreme leader trolls Trump with photo of himself reading Fire and Fury'

The Human Cost of Spanish Conquest - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Curse of Cortes | by Alvaro Enrigue | The New York Review of Books


Italian court lifts ban on Berlusconi running for office: Decision comes as far right and populists try to form government. (81 year-old fascist criminal)


Editorial: Trump Deals Painful Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties - SPIEGEL ONLINE - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now?

Bloomberg warns of 'epidemic of dishonesty' more dangerous than terrorism or communism - "It's bigger than any one party," he said (well, when one party is the party of lies, no)

US stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska - CNNPolitics
SEAL Team leaders investigated for alleged sexual misconduct - ABC News - alleged inappropriate touching of a female service member during the deployment. Both team leaders are being investigated for allegations of sexual harassment, officials said.

TSA Tells Sikh Man To Remove Turban, Finds Out He's A Canadian Politician (TSA fuckers + racist Michissippi)
Kirsten Gillibrand border patrol bill: the senator introduces a bill to crack down on immigration agents - Vox - Agents would need to report every instance they stop and question someone about their citizenship status.

What we found in Facebook ads by Russians accused of election meddling - We read every one of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by Russians. Their dominant strategy: Sowing racial discord (Russians Zuckerfucking your democracy)

FBI Issued Vekselberg Foundation Warning in 2014 | Committee to Investigate Russia - undefined

The public case against Trump - Axios - What we know in the moment is but a tiny, obscured, partial view of the full story later revealed by investigators ... Forget all we don't know. The known facts that even Trump's closest friends don't deny tell a damning tale that would sink most leaders. (Republicans have officially branded themselves as the party of crooks and traitors) The undisputed known knowns about Trump, Russia and his associates are damning and possibly actionable. But the known unknowns of how much more Robert Mueller knows that is publicly unknown is what spooks Trump allies most.

The Trump White House crossed a new threshold for political debasement this week - The Washington Post - The White House probably thinks it cannot punish Kelly Sadler for her awful comment about John McCain because President Trump has also said nasty things about McCain. It may worry that showing her the door would set a troubling precedent for a president who may one day cross a very similar line (he already crossed it, Jack)

Week 51: Avenatti Strips Cohen to His Bare Essentials - POLITICO Magazine - lawyer plays TV prosecutor with the bank records of Trump's attorney and a Russian oligarch's name emerges.
Head of Demeter Direct tells CNN he worked for Cohen in Korea Aerospace deal - CNNPolitics - he served as a middle person between Trump aide Michael Cohen and Korea Aerospace Industries.
Giuliani Says Cohen Never Spoke With Trump About His Big-Dollar Clients | HuffPost - new lead lawyer sees this as proof Trump is draining the swamp.

Suspicions, Demands and Threats: Devin Nunes vs. the Justice Dept. - The New York Times (he's hunting all the witches in the DOJ)
The Deep State Mob Targets Nunes - American Greatness ("deep state mob" also know as "Constitutional justice system")

How John Kelly's family history compares with the immigrants he wants to keep from entering -- , seven of Kelly's eight great-grandparents were immigrants. Four immigrated from Italy, three from Ireland (none could read, some couldn't speak/never learned English, deport him!)

Inside the room: White House flare-up over McCain leak - Axios - a visibly upset and furious Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the group: "I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too. And that's just disgusting," according to a source in the room. (pretty funny)

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rules That Protect Transgender Prisoners - The Bureau of Prisons is making the change after four evangelical Christian women in a Texas prison sued. (their mental health was threatened by the "men")


'Tricked by the devil' - They backed Trump. Now, his foreign labor cuts may ruin them. (saying the unsayable, finally +stupid racist white people)
President Trump Has Broken Every Populist campaign Promise (stupid racist suckers get screwed by Don the Con, surprise)
Most people don't think poor families have benefited at all from President Trump's policies, new poll says - Most Americans -- 53% -- say low-income families have not benefited at all from Trump's policies. (and 47% say the poors are doing wonderfully and should be means-tested)
A year in Trump Country - The Washington Post - Dennis Schminke of Austin, Minn ... Dan Smicker ... "You go into these labor halls and guns would always come up. I don't care where I [would] go, it would be like the first question. .?.?. Where's Hillary stand on guns?" ... Spam Museum ... (only the fish-store owner can think and the rest are blind to the consequences of their support for the antichrist)
New Rule: Married to the Mob | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube (talking to "the real people")

What Happened to Alan Dershowitz? -- How a liberal Harvard professor became Trump's most distinguished defender on TV (they keep printing that "liberal Dershofuck" lie, he's been a Republican since Bush invaded Iraq on a pile of murderous lies)

Politics -- If Good Reporting Was In Any Way Useful to Conservatives, They'd Already Be Doing It (oh look, little lying Fucker Carlson) - serious reporting is incompatible with the mission of the conservative movement (which is to lie all the time)

Maggie Haberman on Michelle Wolf, Sarah Sanders, Twitter, and Trump : "He's in the middle of, policywise, what could be considered a decent couple of weeks." (Maggie Haberputz)

Murc's Law, Sarah Palin's First Amendment Edition
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "This is a stupid non-point, factually flawed, morally risible. " (Bari Weiss is an idiot: telling the truth to conservatives makes them more evil)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "After 9/11, Andrew Sullivan warned that decadent liberals in their coastal enclaves might mount a fifth column against America so I went and joined al-Qaeda." (in case you forgot +Yglesias supported the Bush Catastrophe)
Young Master Bragman Goes Nuclear - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Recreating Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money - it's important to remember that for most American students, integrated schools never happened. With whites moving to the suburbs and the rise of evangelical Christian schools - a phenomenon that was a direct response to Brown - millions of white parents have done all they can to keep their children around other whites (but Scalia said racism was over!)

There's No Good Excuse For The Racist Impact Of Michigan's Medicaid Proposal (Michissippi)

Democratic House candidate in Pennsylvania deletes tweets praising Trump, blasting progressives - CNNPolitics - Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Charlie Dent in what is now Pennsylvania's 7th District. Morganelli, who is a centrist Democrat running in a crowded field of six primary candidates, is backed by United Together, a group with reported ties with the bipartisan organization No Labels, and longtime Clinton associate Lanny Davis.

What early Christians knew that modern Christians don't : Women make great leaders - Marginalizing women ignores rich church history going back to the life of Jesus." -- More than 2,000 Southern Baptist women signed an open letter Sunday condemning comments made by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in which he described a young man's lewd comments toward a teenage girl as "biblical" and said the proper response to abuse within marriage "depends on the level of abuse to some degree." (true colors dept. and wake up, girls)

New sexual abuse lawsuit filed against St. Paul's School - failing to protect her from sexual assault when she was a freshman in the 2012-2013 school year (they just keep coming)

What happened with Ronan Farrow and NBC? Some answers may be coming ... "Catch and Kill" ... There have been conflicting accounts about why NBC tabled the Weinstein investigation.


New law: Kansas cops can't have sex during traffic stops ... Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn't a crime (they used to get bonus pay)

The Pearl of Lao Tzu (vortex of cons and crime and get this:) When Klein, now the Jerusalem chief of Breitbart News, wrote about the deal, Barbish suggested that it established a link between bin Laden and Hussein ... At the time, Laura was married to Phillip Lintner, an Elvis Presley impersonator ...


On the Death of Scott Hutchison - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But romanticization has terrible costs, and the more salient reality is that the default life of a full-time artist is fraught with instability.
NIMH ; Mortality and Mental Disorders - The answer, based on the prevalence of mental illness globally, is stunning: 8 million people die each year due to mental illness.
Anselm Kiefer | F|r Paul Celan : Aschenblume (2006) | Artsy
Margarete (1981) by Anselm Kiefer (Saatchi collection) | The Independent - The Romanian poet Paul Celan was the only member of his family to survive incarceration in a concentration camp during the Holocaust, but committed suicide in 1970, at the age of 49, after producing a body of work that included the searingly painful poem, "Death Fugue"
Paul Celan : Death Fugue


Police drag 65-year-old woman from car at traffic stop: Video - ABC News (she's black, of course, they felt their "lives were in danger")


How Uber Silences Women After Sexual Assaults | HuffPost - Uber's terms of service, which, let's admit, most people don't read, require all customers to settle disputes -- even over sexual assault and rape -- in private arbitration. (guess Arianna didn't care about that little detail, no lawsuits for you)


Eschaton: But Will It Be Useful? - He's just blowing smoke but this is the basic question with so much of this stuff. Wow, a tunnel...and? ... pods. (yes, pods for pedestrians! get them off of Musk's sidewalks!)

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7 Dead In What May Be Australia's Worst Mass Shooting In 22 Years : news


North Korean nuclear test site Kim Jong Un vowed to shut down is largely destroyed, new study suggests


Judges wants to know who is spying on Guantanamo defense attorneys | Miami Herald (waging war on justice)


Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit - Foreign Policy - Officials warn of brain drain across government offices. (mindless trump zombies are eating the brains of government)


EXCLUSIVE: Special counsel probing donations with foreign connections to Trump inauguration - ABC News
FBI Warned Of Russian Intelligence Links To Oligarch In Cohen Payment Allegation : NPR

Ex-FBI director James Comey compares Trump to a Mafia boss at talk in Toronto | The Star

Lawyer for 2 Schneiderman Accusers Brought Their Claims to Michael Cohen - The New York Times (so, Trump was never worried about Schneiderman because could destroy him at any time, and Schneiderman must have known that, so ...)
Lawyer: I Discussed Accusations Against Schneiderman With Michael Cohen In 2013 -- "Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone -- next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner" Trump tweeted in 2013 (and what elite New York Media ignored the story?)
Trump Was Told of Schneiderman Assaults Years Ago, Lawyer Says - Bloomberg

Michael Cohen shows the game doesn't change - The Washington Post - Cohen, it turns out, is the Swiss Army knife of political fixers, an all-purpose tool to have at hand for just about any situation.
Was this a slush fund for more than paying off a porn star? - The Washington Post ... To be blunt: If Russian-linked funds went into Cohen's kitty and hush payments went out the other end, then we have the makings of a jaw-dropping plot that would likely be rejected by Hollywood moviemakers as too far-fetched. (good job, show-runners, once again) The bottom line is that a set of facts entirely unrelated to the "collusion" issue may be enough to ensnare Cohen and/or the president.


Trump's latest latest rage-filled tirade unmasks Paul Ryan's lies (the pic says 666 words but here are the words:) Trump's blowup lasted more than 30 minutes. His face "reddened" as he railed that Nielsen must "close down" the border and shouted: "We need to shut it down. We're closed!" ... Trump's bottomless irrationality on this issue: Border crossings have been at historic lows, but #Foxlandia keeps telling him the border is overrun by invading dark hordes, which makes it true. He is still demanding his wall, but even when that has been offered in exchange for protecting the dreamers, he has rejected it (+John Kelly is a racist liar which of course makes sense)
John Kelly on Undocumented Immigrants: No Skills, Can't Assimilate, and the Kids Will Go to 'Foster Homes or Whatever' Adult-in-the-Room John Kelly Is Also the Face of Hateful Ignorance


Here's how Sarah Sanders responded to reports of a White House staffer mocking John McCain

Bizarre video of Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag while being seduced by Donald Trump resurfaces | The Independent

Fox & Friends Hegseth Trashes NY Times For Not Covering ISIS Capture Story First Reported by NY Times


Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance | World news | The Guardian


The Red Pill - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michelle Goldberg has a characteristically interesting column about the difficult question of how to draw the line between mistaken ideas that should be the subject of good-faith formal and informal debate, and pernicious nonsense that should be either ignored or mocked: (+"lingerie joke")
Is 'Ladies Lingerie' a Harmless Joke or Harassment? -- A dispute among international-relations scholars puts the spotlight on a system that serves everyone poorly ... Digging into this relatively easy case, I quickly saw how intellectually unprepared a prominent corner of academia was to adjudicate even a simple complaint about a joke. (surprisingly thoughtful and balanced Conor but in the end, Sharoni seems a little, shall we say, touchy and the joke is even in Harry Potter)
Gene Weingarten - A Fuehrer Over Underpants

The servile D.C. media - Ryan Cooper
Politico Playbook Can Fuck Right Off
PressThink: Karl Rove and the Religion of the Washington Press (one of Cooper's links, for the memories)

Eschaton: Um What - I admit I am unable to process this headline because I am old. -- EXCLUSIVE: Steve Bannon was target of bribery plot by top Qatari who invested in Ice Cube's basketball league to get to Trump's strategist and boasted 'Mike Flynn took our money', rapper claims in court


At Sean Hannity properties in working-class areas, an aggressive approach to rent collection - The Washington Post - Fox News host Sean Hannity has poured his fortune into a surprising side venture: a vast portfolio of rental properties in working-class neighborhoods (Shamitty)



From Your Jim Crow Nostalgia File - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Pat McCrory gets right to the point: (too many blacks in elected office) As governor, Republican Pat McCrory signed the most comprehensive voter suppression law in the nation. Indeed, this law was arguably the most aggressive attempt any state made to keep black voters away from the polls since the Jim Crow era.

Lincoln Chafee is staging a comeback, but all R.I. wants to talk about is his ties to Russia - The Boston Globe - Instead, the conversation has centered on his alleged past ties to a Ukrainian oligarch and how, on some critical issues, he shares the same position as Russian president Vladimir Putin. The discussion has got to the point where Chafee found himself on local radio declaring, "I am not a Russian spy." (just because I'm a Russian-connected Repubiican/Independent/Democrat, which is normal, look at my friend Jill) paid as much as $135,000 as a board member of a Ukrainian organization that we now know was tied to Rinat Akhmetov, who later served as a patron of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (the swamp is deep) "I don't think that the Russian meddling had anything to do with Donald Trump becoming president," Chafee told the Globe


Junot Diaz Steps Down As Pulitzer Chairman Amid Sexual-Misconduct Allegations

Who Is Anna Wintour Asking Us to Forgive in Her Editor's Letter? (rich white women who enable their husband's abusive behavior because money and fame, of course and also rich white women who enable the rich enablers like the rich sunglass lady)

Why Is TMZ in Bed With R. Kelly? | SPIN

Just how did Matt Lauer's famous desk button work?


'I Love Hate Speech': Sarah Braasch, the white woman who called police on Black Yale grad student for napping in dorm, defends slavery and supports burqa ban in writings - theGrio - : Sarah Braasch is also against hate crime legislation. (good luck ever getting a job, professional student Sarah)
Video shows woman calling police over barbecue at Lake Merritt - SFGate (bbq'ing while black)


These helicopter parents are 90. Their kids? 65 (many women never separate from their mothers)


Woman reportedly sent man 65,000 text messages after first date - SFGate

Shirley man busted by State Police for child pornography after purchasing sex toy online - The Boston Globe

550 Steamship Authority trips cancelled so far this year. Usually, 40 cancelled in an entire year. - The Boston Globe - between Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth in just the first four months of this year, an unprecedented total about 15 times the yearly average and one that has officials scrambling as the all-important summer travel season approaches. "It's insane. It's absolutely insane." ... the vast majority took place on the Wood Hole-Vineyard Haven route ... just 26 trips were canceled for mechanical reasons along that route all of last year. In 2016, just there were only 22 such cancellations. In 2015, there were 79. In 2014, there were 21.

Everything you need to know about Massachusetts's new pot rules

In the shadow of large-scale developments, East Cambridge small businesses brace for impact - The Boston Globe - "If you don't own the building, you don't own the business."



Researchers found that conspiracy theorists are not necessarily paranoid, based on two studies with 209 German and 400 American participants in total. While paranoid people believe that almost everybody is out to get them, conspiracist believe that a few powerful people are out to get everybody. : science


What is the craziest thing your hornyness made you do? : AskReddit


Eschaton: It's The Price Of Land - It's more complicated than that...and really the issue in most places is that people don't got no money... but it certainly it isn't the price of bricks. (first, you give poor Elon a trillion dollars in land, then he turns it into bricks! so shut up)

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Top White House official in charge of pandemic response exits abruptly - The Washington Post (Bolton says you can just die)

You can't keep a good culture warrior down: The return of Oliver North -- But here he is now, at 74, with a shot at a third act, another charge at the front lines of the culture wars as the new president of the National Rifle Association. And once again, everyone has opinions about him. (Wayne La Fuck says he's a "true hero")

Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria - The Washington Post (Netanfuckyu tries to save his crooked ass by starting a war)

Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting - The New York Times


Six States Hit Harder By Cyberattacks Than Previously Known, New Report Reveals : NPR - in 2017 that Russian operatives compromised the voting systems of seven states, including in some cases, their public websites. (Illinois and six other unnamed states )


Lawmakers release thousands of Russian Facebook ads


Why John McCain is voting against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA -- and why it matters
John McCain Urges Senate To Reject Gina Haspel's Nomination For CIA
Bloody Gina | Boston Review -- Trump dismissed objections against her nomination, tweeting that Haspel had simply been "too tough on terrorists" -- as if to way, "what's the harm in that?"
Hannity Explodes After Being Confronted By ThinkProgress About Previous Offer To Be Waterboarded For Charity (typlical Hannity, lie and then "explode" when confronted with lies: "I get to ask the questions, not you!!!")
Tom Cotton is filled with rage. Thank God he wasn't tapped as CIA director ... Cotton, a 40-year-old Republican senator from Arkansas and a Trump loyalist, had been the front-runner for the position. But President Trump instead tapped a career CIA operative, and Cotton was on the dais when Haspel testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. (you forget there are always even more horrible people)

White House official mocked 'dying' McCain at internal meeting
Military analyst on Fox advocates for torture: "It worked on John [McCain]. That's why they call him 'Songbird John'"
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The Michael Cohen avalanche - Axios - Michael Cohen is potentially more perilous to President Trump than anybody else -- a history of shadowy business deals, ties to organized crime figures connected to Russian mafia, hush money payments to an untold number of women, payments from a U.S. company linked to a Russian oligarch -- and now, Mueller's team is investigating how Cohen monetized his access to Trump.
Russian Oligarch-Linked Firm That Paid Michael Cohen Was Also Represented by Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz -- The investment firm that the two Trump attorneys worked for, Columbus Nova, calls it a "coincidence"
How Michael Cohen, Denied Job in White House, Was Seen as Its Gatekeeper - The New York Times
Russia-linked company that hired Trump lawyer Michael Cohen registered alt-right websites during election - The Washington Post (no collusion!)
A taxonomy of Michael Cohen and potential Trump corruption - The Washington Post

"People Get Subpoenas, Shit Gets Real" : What John Edwards Should Teach the Media About Covering Trump -- If you were in Las Vegas and could win $1 million by placing a simple prop bet on whether Trump enjoyed some pee play with Russian hookers in Moscow in 2013, would you bet yes or no? You know where you'd put your money. Even Mitch McConnell would take that bet ... when BuzzFeed News published the Steele dossier, in January of 2017, much of the media universe rushed to condemn the release of an unverified document that made a series of explosive accusations about Donald Trump and his campaign's dealings with Russia ... Even Bob Woodward, the high priest of investigative journalism, lashed the dossier, calling it "a piece of garbage" (has he taken his 50 lashes yet? +sounds a lot like you know who with the hush money and fatherhood alias)

Pence says it's time for Mueller to wrap it up
Pence says it's time for special counsel to 'wrap up' Russia investigation

We know a lot about Trump's misdeeds. But most of all we know there's more to come ... But we are discovering that Trump is destroying the very aspects of governing that prevent rash mistakes and hold abuses of power in check.

Democrats: Prepare to Pack the Supreme Court | The New Republic - If Republicans refuse to let the other party govern, all options should be on the table


Adelson gives $30 million to help GOP save the House - POLITICO - The donation to the Congressional Leadership Fund is a big boost to Republicans facing a tough midterm environment.

CNN poll: Democrats' 2018 advantage is nearly gone (Trump landslide coming, unpatriotic dems will be banned)

Pamela Anderson Reaches Out to Kanye West to Help Julian Assange | TMZ.com

Protestants decline, more have no religion in a sharply shifting religious landscape (POLL) - ABC News - On average last year, 36 percent of Americans in ABC News/Washington Post polls identified themselves as members of a Protestant faith, extending a gradual trend down from 50 percent in 2003. That includes an 8-point drop in the number of evangelical white Protestants, an important oplitical group.


NC cop chokes, slams black man at Waffle House, video shows | News & Observer

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus - The New York Times

Georgina Chapman, Estranged Wife Of Harvey Weinstein, Speaks Out For The First Time | HuffPost - in the aftermath of over 100 credible accusations of sexual violence and harassment against her husband? ("I didn't see a thing")


Medium abruptly cancels the membership programs of its 21 remaining subscription publisher partners ; Nieman Journalism Lab

The profound sadness of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon - The Washington Post
Is There Such a Thing as Truth? | Boston Review
'Transparency' Is the Mother of Fake News (Fish writes in his own Russian-free pond, where liberal ideas cause all the problems)


A Black Student at Yale Was Napping in a Common Area, and a White Student Called the Police - The New York Times (add napping while black to the list +Yale +white woman did it to her)
A black Yale student fell asleep in her dorm's common room. A white student called police. (and the comment: "If "sleeping while black" is now a police matter, Ben Carson will have some explaining to do." and the white woman, Sarah Braasch, is a 43-year old Ph.D. student who has reported black people before and just carpet-bombed her resume)


Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows - The Washington Post (so show a pic of a guy vaping)
The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul | The New Yorker - Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image ... "If you were to design your ideal nicotine-delivery device to addict large numbers of United States kids, you'd invent Juul"


What is the gig economy? - The Washington Post - Nearly 1 in 4 Americans now earn money from the digital "platform economy" ("independent contractors" with no benifits)


Protected bike lanes aren't in final proposal for traffic changes coming to Porter Square = A left exit from the Porter Square shopping plaza through a zebra-striped pedestrian pavilion will remain; the January plan showed it being eliminated, with the exit blocked by cement planters -- a proposal called cheap and ugly by many in attendance.


Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can't -- In the wrong hands, the technology could be used to unlock doors, wire money or buy stuff online -- simply with music playing over the radio. ("Siri, vote for Donald Trump and send money to Vlad in Russia")

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Coal Collapsing Faster Under Trump; Wind, Solar, Gas All Benefit


The Latest: Malaysia election victor not seeking revenge - The Washington Post - Mahathir Mohamad says the new Malaysian government will not be seeking revenge on defeated prime minister Najib Razak, who is accused of involvement in a corruption scandal at state investment fund 1MDB. U.S. investigators say at least $4.5 billion was stolen ("not seeking revenge" hahaha)

Documents show how provincial employees misled Halifax police in the FOIPOP security failure (coverups thrive in darkness with dumb cops and crooked judges)
Understand how Andy Fillmore derailed a plan to demolish the Cogswell Interchange and you'll understand how we got the Nova Centre - Halifax police assigned to investigate the security failure seem not to have basic knowledge of IT security and simply accepted the province's IT security experts at their word. (which was lies)


North Korea releases 3 American prisoners ahead of a planned Trump-Kim summit - The Washington Post
North Korea Frees American Prisoners, Lifting Hurdle to Nuclear Talks - The New York Times


More Than 100 Former Ambassadors Write Letter Opposing Gina Haspel Nomination | HuffPost - pick for CIA director oversaw a black site in Thailand where at least one detainee was reportedly tortured. ("Torture Gina" and thanks for the coverup, Barry)
'She Should Have Fought Back. Other People Did' : Inside Gina Haspel's Black Site The Daily Beast isn't budging on Gina Haspel torture-oversight claims - The Washington Post
Gina Haspel Stonewalls on Discussing Her Role in CIA Torture - CIA pick once ran a secret prison. Now she doesn't want to talk about it.

John O. Brennan on Twitter: "Today, Donald Trump simultaneously lied about the Iranian nuclear deal, undermined global confidence in US commitments, alienated our closest allies, strengthened Iranian hawks, & gave North Korea more reason to keep its nukes. This madness is a danger to our national security." (and the Russian troll/bots are out in force)
Former CIA Chief John Brennan: Trump's 'Madness Is A Danger To Our National Security' - "undermined global confidence in U.S. commitments" "alienated our closest allies" (except for our old biggest enemy)
Read the Full Transcript of Trump's Speech on the Iran Nuclear Deal (madness)
Hours into his new job, Trump's ambassador to Germany offends his hosts ("shut up shop, losers")

The big question about Trump that's sitting in plain sight, unansswered -- Is Trump capable of formulating -- or operating in accordance with -- any meaningful conception or vision of what is good for the country? ... Iran Deal ... climate accord, Jerusalem ... This has made the president feel more bullish about heeding his instincts to be a disrupter on the world stage (and as we know, Trump has the "best instincts")

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?" (yeah, no free press for you, just like Turkey)


U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway. - The Washington Post - n the past six months, the Trump administration has moved to expel 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians living and working legally in the United States, disregarding senior U.S. diplomats who warned that mass deportations could destabilize the region and trigger a new surge of illegal immigration ... Together with President Trump's move to end protections for 690,000 "dreamers" brought to the United States illegally as children, his administration has stamped an expiration date on the residency of 1 million immigrants. (load them on boxcars, Make America Racist Again)



Special Counsel Mueller's Team Questioned Blackwater Founder Erik Prince


Tonight's Staggering Revelations -- Tonight we have what I'd say may be the most staggering revelations since the tangle of "Trump/Russia" investigations began almost two years ago. This is not hyperbole. ... The most important ones are that a Russian oligarch paid more than $500,000 into the shell company that Cohen earlier used to make his payment to Stormy Daniels. The money is nominally from the US affiliate of Viktor Vekselberg's holding company. But this is a direct connection. AT&T made payments totaling $200,000. Novartis, the drug manufacturer, chipped in almost $400,000 ... In other words, just through this single shell company Cohen was receiving major payments from a Russian oligarch and additional moneys from various Fortune 500 companies looking for access to President Trump ... this is the kind of story that sends a bunch of people to prison. So while we still don't know where or how Avenatti got this information he must have had access to one of Cohen's ledgers, a bank statement or perhaps an investigative document. The details are simply too specific. (lock them up and burn it all down)

AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for 'insights' on administration ... The disclosure came after a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels said AT&T had paid Cohen a total of $200,000 in four separate installments. (expensive "insights")
Trump's lawyer pitched himself as a fixer to Novartis and got paid $1.2 million
Novartis paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for advice on Obamacare -- work he was unable to do
Treasury inspector general launches probe into possible leak of Michael Cohen's banking records ... Detailed claims about the company's banking history were made public Tuesday by Michael Avenatti ...
The Porn Star's Lawyer Maps the Trump Money Trail
Fox News blacks out bombshell Michael Cohen revelations during 3 hours of primetime coverage (the word "Cohen" was never uttered)

And I Said to Myself: "This is the business we've Chosen"
Are any journalists going to investigate whether Elliott Broidy paid a $1.6 million bribe to the president of the United States? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Campos systematically decimates every aspect of the original unrealistic storyline like it was an episode of Sharknado."

Trump's Two Biggest Scandals Converge In a Single Tweet - Stormy Daniels's lawyer is attempting to connect the dots between the Russia probe and the Michael Cohen investigation ... Ryan added, when I asked him whether Cohen was paid by a Ukrainian-born Russian billionaire referenced in an unverified dossier that Avenatti published to Twitter. "But this was not a payment" He followed up in an email, writing, "Don't contact me again. Ever." ... "It is completely inaccurate to say that these were not payments," Avenatti told me.


Democrats Scored a Big, Unexpected Win in the May 8 Primaries -- For the first time in 2018, an incumbent U.S. House Representative has been ousted by a primary challenger (haha they got "freedumb causcused")
Challenger Mark Harris stuns U.S. Rep. Pittenger of NC in GOP primary upset
Playbook: Oh, to be a House Republican - POLITICO - IT WAS A BAD NIGHT for House Republicans.
Don Blankenship tanks in W.Va., but the GOP has a new problem - The Washington Post ... Democratic turnout for an uncompetitive primary exceeded turnout for the hotly contested GOP nomination by more than 23,000 ... In Indiana, candidate Mike Braun, who clung tightly to Trump, won his race over two better-known congressmen, giving some comfort to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) once thought to be vulnerable


The Problem With 'Feminist' Men -- By Jill Filipovic


Let's Check In On James Bennet's Other Conservative Affirmative Action Hire (Bari Weiss and her "dark web" of forbidden thoughts)
Pretty Loud For Being So Silenced | Current Affairs ... The "intellectual dark web" is neither on the dark web nor comprised of intellectuals. It is a phrase coined by one of Peter Thiel's deputies to describe a group of people who share the following traits in common: (1) they are bitter about and feel persecuted by Leftist Social Justice Identity Politics, which they think is silencing important truths and (2) they inhabit the internet, disseminating their opinions through podcasts, YouTube, Patreon, etc ... The group includes: Eric Weinstein, the aforementioned Thiel subordinate; vacuous charlatan Jordan Peterson; cool kid's philosopher Ben Shapiro; deferential interview host Dave Rubin; ex-neuroscientist Sam Harris; former Man Show host Joe Rogan; American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers; and former Evergreen State University professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying ... "iconoclastic thinkers"
The Cool Kid's Philosopher - (Ben Shapiro by NJR -- the emptiness of conservative thought: "communist pieces of garbage, go to hell" is very "philosophical")
Bret Stephens and the #NeverTrump farce


Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship - The Washington Post - ending a century-old tradition deeply ingrained in the religious life of Mormon boys. (the patriarchy is threatened by gays and girls)


A Duke University VP Walked Into the Campus Joe Van Gogh, Heard a Rap Song, Demanded That the Employees Be Fired


Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz
Corian vs. Granite

NYC lunch spots are killing off the chopped salad

Dr Dre loses trademark battle with a gynaecologist called Dr Drai - BBC News


What's the sexiest non-sexual thing someone has ever said to you?


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Pruitt fast-tracked California cleanup after Hugh Hewitt brokered meeting - POLITICO - after conservative radio and television host Hugh Hewitt brokered a meeting between him and lawyers for the water district that was seeking federal help to clean up the polluted Orange County site. (it's one big TV show with a disasterous plot)
Here Are The Actual Threats Made Against EPA Chief Scott Pruitt - One of the threats made against Pruitt this year: someone drawing a mustache on his face on a Newsweek cover.


Theresa May facing renewed turmoil over Brexit options | Politics | The Guardian - House of Lords, Irish government and unhappy Tories pile pressure on prime minister (off the cliff with dumb lying Theresa and the Russian controlled Brexiters)
Boris Johnson savages Downing Street over her 'crazy' Brexit trade plan: Foreign Secretary warns the customs partnership would leave Britain tied to EU with 'new web of bureaucracy' (May not crazy enough for BoJo)


Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence : news (Sessions considers death penalty and they kept her money)

Defector: WikiLeaks 'Will Lie to Your Face'


Square near U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to be named for Trump - Israel News - Jerusalem Post - the "United States Square in honor of President Donald Trump" (don't connect the dots)

Opponents of Iran Deal Hired Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Obama Aide - The New York Times
The Dangerous Consequences of US Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal (Republifucks fucking everyone but Israel because Netanfuckyu is your boss)

Trump Withdraws U.S. From 'One-Sided' Iran Nuclear Deal
Barack Obama - Posts - There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That's why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. (Barry has to talk through a Russian-compromised propaganda/advertising network and it looks stupid)
Joint statement from Prime Minister May, Chancellor Merkel and President Macron following President Trump's statement on Iran

Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China about remaining in nuclear deal - The Washington Post
Former Joint Chiefs head fears Trump will lash out if North Korea summit fails - politico ("kill them all" he is said to be thinking)

5 big consequences of Trump's Iran blunder
Why Donald Trump Announcing End of Iran Deal is a Big Deal - The good faith of the United States is now worth as much as a Trump University degree.

Eschaton: He Died On Teevee - Another funny thing about Trump (ok he is president so nothing can really be funny) is that he likes really awful TV characters, like the equivalent of C-list Love Boat guests. Rudy has less charisma than I d

New CIA Documents Add To Questions About What Gina Haspel Knew About The Torture Program - He was under 'enhanced measures' when he made these claims and simply told his interrogators what he thought they wanted to hear ("enhanced measures" remember when the NYT refused to use the term "torture?")


Here's a Theory About That $1.6 Million Payout From a GOP Official to a Playboy Model ... administrations's perverse ability to generate fake news about a scandal, in order to obscure the even more scandalous truth. (and yeah, Avenatti knew two weeks ago)
Michael Cohen Took Cash From Russian Oligarch After Election - The Daily Beast can confirm Michael Avenatti's claim made Tuesday about Trump's lawyer ... r Michael Cohen received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company controlled by Putin-aligned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.
Certainly, he can present a bill for such services. After all, we are not Communists. - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the Novartis bribe)
Giuliani Says Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 'Has No Incriminating Information About The President' (Trumpspeak for "I am not a crook." and try to keep up, Rudy)

Trump is a disaster, and that's helping Democrats. But not how you think
President Trump's Approval Rating Has Been Steady. Richard Nixon's Once Was Too
The connection that may decide 2018 isn't what you think -- challenging the billionaire President's identity as a working-class hero. (hahaha)

Comey casts doubt on judge who slammed Mueller probe - POLITICO - "I don't know how a federal judge could possibly know enough about an investigation
to offer a view like that" (judge is shocked Mueller pursuing crimes that might lead to Trump's impeachment)

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Resigns Amid Abuse Allegations | HuffPost - In one instance, the politician reportedly threatened a partner, "if you ever left me, I'd kill you." (more psycho-toxic dicks wrecking the world)
Ex: Schneiderman called me 'brown slave,' slapped me until I called him 'Master' (something about male NY politicians ...)
Opinion | Him, Too - The New York Times
None of Us Really Know These Guys -- Eric Schneiderman completes the unholy trinity of New Yorks prominent liberal politicians. (Spitzer, Weiner, Schneiderman (all Jews with out of control dicks and Schneiderman is more like Weinstein)

Christiane Amanpour named as Charlie Rose's official replacement


Voices on the left are rising in the US. Why aren't they in mainstream media?
Opinion | Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web - The New York Times - An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation. Should we be listening? ... Bari Weiss ... I was meeting with Sam Harris, a neuroscientist; Eric Weinstein, a mathematician and managing director of Thiel Capital; the commentator and comedian Dave Rubin; and their spouses in a Los Angeles restaurant to talk about how they were turned into heretics. ("dark web" because their voices are silenced by the liberal thought-police)
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: ""Hi, I'm Bari Weiss, using my NYT column to complain - again - about how I'm being brutally silenced like a dissident along with my friends, who will be appearing with me on Morning Joe & HBO to talk about this. And, oh: don't you hate privileged college kids who self-victimize?""


Kanye West rebuked by Ta-Nehisi Coates in biting essay called 'I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye' -- A week ago, Kanye West said that 400 years of slavery was a "choice" appearing to blame enslaved black people for not freeing themselves sooner (he's a "free thinker" which is more like "free from thought thinker")


Univision Is A Fucking Mess - This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of millions of people.

Massive UC workers' strike disrupts dining, classes and medical services (meanwhile, in the world's 5th largest economy)

Why many teens no longer even look for a summer job - CBS News - The labor force participation rate among the demographic, a measure of people looking for work, was down to 34.8 percent last month. In 1989 it was nearly 56 percent.


It's Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana's Risks -- You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms. (no cancer, no heart disease, no lung problems, risk of crashing cars very small, babies ok, short term memory for a short time, don't use if you're schizo, no second-hand smoke/contact high hysteria, four year olds should probably not get stoned every day, and then the NYT ran out of clickbait)


Welcome to the Reality Where Grimes Is Dating Elon Musk - An obscure joke about artificial intelligence brought them together, then the pair debuted on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Wait, what?

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Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia - The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among adults in remote regions of central Australia, with indigenous communities being the hardest hit, especially in the town of Alice Springs.

People think she's a Parkland 'crisis actor.' It's terrifying. (Emma Gonzalez, 30, in Brooklyn is an "actor")

Sessions: Parents, children entering U.S. illegally will be separated "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border" (evil fuckers, aren't they)
Trump Promised To Reshape America. He's Already Told 1 Million Immigrants Who Had Legal Protections To Get Out. - They built lives in the U.S. with the government's OK, and now they face an uncertain future.
Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on Children's Health Insurance Program (vote for evil or don't vote, get evil)


Israeli Operatives Who Aided Harvey Weinstein Collected Information on Former Obama Administration Officials | The New Yorker - By Ronan Farrow (Black Cude = Mossad)
Stunning Developments on Trump/Private Black Ops Oppo Targeting Obama Staffers
Always Be Ratfucking - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The showrunners keep throwing in implausible twists. I mean, hiring Harvey Weinstein's Israeli hired goons to undermine American foreign policy? ... "Black Cube"


Why Mueller Has to Expose Trump's Crooked Business Empire
Mueller rejects Trump request to answer questions in writing - CBS News

Donald Trump motor boating Rudy Guliani dressed in drag : gifs (in case you forgot)
Eschaton: Morning Thread - The Celebrity Presidency. As long as people are talking about you, it's all good. Never mind what they are saying. It's the buzz that counts. - Or so says Giuliani over at the Washington Post.
Rudy Giuliani's s ABC Interview Was A Mess. Here Are The Biggest Takeaways -- "How do you separate fact and opinion?" Giuliani wondered aloud. (it's hard for pathological narcissistic liars like Donald and Rudy 911)
Giuliani stumbles into another fiasco - The Washington Post
"I'd Die for My Wife and My Kids. And This Is All Ruining Their Lives" : Meltdown, Michael Cohen Grapples with His New Reality -- Besieged by the media and legal bills, and feeling abandoned by Washington, friends say Cohen is in a "dangerous place."
Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani as Stormy Daniels drama rages on - POLITICO

Trump divines his own truth without consequences - CNNPolitics - While the President has always profited from creating his own reality, the impact of having a commander in chief who so frequently bends fact is only beginning to be understood (Kellyanne Fuckway says lying is good)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she's 'not aware' of other Trump hush agreements (mumbled under her breath, "but what do I know?")

Is this a thing? Is this a . . . boom?' : How Washington copes with the insane Trump-era news cycle

David Rolfe on Twitter: "Destroying the future to own the libs!! "
Blankenship Checkmates The Libs - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ex-Con West Virginia Senate Candidate Uses the Word "Negro" While Defending TV Ad About "China People" ... "There's no race. Races are Negro, white Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian. There's no mention of a race. I've never used a race word"
Did Elaine Chao's DOT interviews help her family's business? -- The transportation secretary appears with her father, founder of the family shipping business, in Chinese-language interviews with the DOT emblem behind them.


Four Women Accuse New York's Attorney General of Physical Abuse -- Eric Schneiderman has raised his profile as a voice against sexual misconduct. Now, after suing Harvey Weinstein, he faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own. By Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow
Eric Schneiderman, New York's Attorney General, Is Accused of Abusing 4 Women (more dicks altering history +usual "due process" bullshit from men in comments and then...)
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigns after four women accuse him of physical abuse - The Washington Post



CNN Poll: Trump approval steady amid rising outlook for the country - CNNPolitics - Overall, 41% approve of the President's work, and 53% disapprove. Those numbers are about the same as at the end of March.

Why Don Blankenship is more dangerous for the GOP than Todd Akin, Sharron Angle and Roy Moore - The Washington Post (Trump effect)
Exclusive: Two West Virginia Internal Campaign Polls Show Blankenship Narrowly Edging GOP Rivals

Americans are starting to suffer from Trump's health-care sabotage (Republicans always kill non-rich people)

Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor | HuffPost - California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia have already signed the accord (no commie red states)


'We are shocked' : More than 1,000 Southern Baptist women denounce leader's 'objectifying" comments, advice to abused women ... The letter says they affirm Southern Baptist views that only men are allowed to be pastors and that women are to submit themselves to their husbands. (there's your problem, right there, sexist-enabling patriarchal dimwits)


The Media Can Be Ideologically Diverse Without Conservatives - Trump's election exposed the irrelevance of conservative intellectuals ... Trump has made the reality of the American right unmistakable: There is no mass constituency for the conservative policy agenda, only one for its paranoid warnings of national, cultural, and racial decline ... and its authoritarian reassurances that a strong leader can restore what we've lost by taking it back from THEM ... Republicans with negative views of Donald Trump make up about 5 percent of the electorate ... but they are just about the only kind of Republican one will encounter on the pages of The Atlantic or New York Times.


Chicago Still Isn't the Murder Capital of America - If some scholars of crime had their way, discussions of homicide rates would focus not on cities, but on the few urban neighborhoods where the phenomenon of murder inequality is especially stark. (Trump want the army to occupy Chicago because "carnage" in the cities


No wonder there's an exodus from religion - This trend is especially pronounced among adults under 30, roughly 40?percent of whom claim no connection to a religious congregation or tradition and have joined the ranks of those the pollsters call the "nones"



Denver Post Newsroom Statement on Resignation of Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett | Denver Newspaper Guild - we, the newsroom of The Denver Post, are outraged at the unconscionable censorship imposed on our now-former editorial page editor, Chuck Plunkett. Chuck told the truth, eloquently and pointedly. And in that our newspaper's corporate ownership -- Digital First Media and the hedge fund Alden Global Capital -- saw something to fear, not to champion. (hedgies destroying pubic good is what they do)


Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye West in the Age of Donald Trump - The Atlantic - I'm Not Black, I'm Kanye -- Kanye West wants freedom -- whtie freedom (Kanye loves Trump because Trump shows an narcissistic idiot like Kanye could be president/god, but TNC is the real hero)
Kanye's Politics Are What Happens When You Don't Read Book
Kanye West Wears a Confederate Flag, Says 'React How You Want'
Understanding Jim Brown's Ugly Support of Donald Trump -- His latest comments are disappointing, but not all that surprising.
Jim Brown Did Great Things; He Also Beat Women


He Makes a Joke. She Isn't Laughing: 'Lingerie' Comment in Elevator Leads to Uproar Among Scholars - Richard Ned Lebow ... and Simona Sharoni, a professor of women's and gender studies at Merrimack College




Cannabis Industry Could Be 'A Form Of Reparations,' Says Cynthia Nixon
If Illinois legalizes marijuana, what happens to pot-sniffing dogs? | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com


The Man Who Bought New York - The New York Times - Mr. Schwarzman is famously brash, a 5-foot-6-inch bundle of testosterone


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Earth's carbon dioxide levels reach highest point in 800,000 years
See The Fury Of Hawaii's Latest Volcanic Eruptions -- Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has come alive with earthquakes and fresh lava flow.

Highway sniper wounds 3, kills self; likely inspired by Parkland suspect, sheriff says : news
This Is The Toughest Gun Law In America | HuffPost - Reformers love what Massachusetts is doing. The NRA? Not so much.

North Korea on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that President Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove Pyongyang to the negotiating table. : news (Trump fucks everything up because he has to be the star)

Welcome To Partytown, Baghdad - Fifteen years after the US invasion, and the war against ISIS, the Iraqi capital is alive and buzzing, with bars and restaurants open til the early morning.


The fake news Russians hear at home - The Washington Post - Though the styles are very different, the vast majority of media is owned by the state or state-linked companies, and the stories are often remarkably alike. On television, which is where most Russians get their news, much of what they see about the West is overwhelmingly dark and negative. (authoritarians staying in power)

200 Years of Marxism And Uh...Memes? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How Meme Culture Is Getting Teens into Marxism - Broadly - On social media, youths are seizing the memes of production to prove that continental philosophy isn't just an academic abstraction.
Marxists' Apartment A Microcosm Of Why Marxism Doesn't Work


Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for dirty ops on Iran arms deal - Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran


Gina Haspel, nominee to head CIA, sought to withdraw over questions about her role in agency interrogation program - The Washington Post (c'mon, at least give us "enhanced")


Trump's coming war on Mueller: ANALYSIS - ABC News - he is now all-in on a new strategy to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller: fight, delay, vilify. (Ghouliani)

Devin Nunes says he will hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress over Russia investigation ... for not shutting down Mueller (little Russian ratfucker)
Nunes, in spat with Justice Department, threatens Sessions with contempt over Russia materials - CNNPolitics

Trump could take the 5th Amendment or not comply with subpoena to testify: Rudy Giuliani - ABC News (not that he would incriminate himself by refusing to incriminate himself, or anything)

As the 'King of Debt,' Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash. (Russian bribes)

Saving America from itself: Trump is a symptom, not the disease - NY Daily News - By Garry Kasparov -- But wise elders touting sanity and centrism aren't going to motivate many of the 13 million Americans who voted for Bernie Sanders, let alone Trump's 63 million or the even more critical 90 million who didn't vote at all in 2016.

Eschaton: They're On Teevee - There a million ways that The Donald has this bizarre 80s mindset, but one of them is genuine admiration for the people (even the ones who he thinks are mean to him) who are on teevee. Everybody TV personality, though playing themselves, is playing a character ... "Pirro had interviewed during transition to be the DAG, and was rebuffed. People around Trump were concerned he would try to appoint her to SCOTUS" -- Haberman (Trump is a TV character who believes in other TV characters)

Stormy Daniels attorney: Giuliani interview an 'unmitigated disaster'
MSNBC panel dissolves in laughter -- and then destroys Giuliani's 'buffoooish' ABC inerview
'A colossally stupid move' : Watch MSNBC analyst annihilate 'Rudy Giuliani's destruction of creditability tour'
Giuliani suggests it's possible Michael Cohen paid off other women to stay silent about alleged affairs with Trump

Franklin Graham: Trump's Affair with Stormy Daniels is "Nobody's Business" (said the satangelical)
SNL brings in Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Stormy Daniels and more for star-studded cold open - The Washington Post

SNL brings in Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Stormy Daniels and more for star-studded cold open - The Washington Post


How The ACORN Scandal Seeded Today's Nightmare Politics -- Breitbart led the charge, but Democrats delivered the killing blow. Has anyone really learned? ... It became the Republican Party's closing pitch for the 2008 election, amplified in political media. U.S. newspapers published over 1,700 stories on ACORN during October -- more than 10 times the average monthly total so far that year. More than three-fourths of these stories were devoted to allegations of "voter fraud" ... But Washington didn't wait around for the facts to come out. On Sept. 14, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 83 to 7 to block some federal grants to ACORN. (thanks, Barry, and then they used the same technique on Hillary)


MSNBC segment explodes after Dershowitz calls lawyer Richard Painter 'un-American and a liar' (lying Trumpster Dershofuck is jealous of Ghouliani, says he supports Israel! which had nothing to do with anything)

Mike Pence dishonors himself. Again. - The Washington Post - In kowtowing to Mr. Arpaio, a hero to alt-right racists, the vice president also announced his own contempt for principles higher than reflexive genuflection to anything and anyone favored by President Trump.

Trump team makes the midterms about saving his presidency - POLITICO - The president has raised the specter of impeachment in cautioning his party against letting the House, and even the Senate, fall into Democratic control. ("raised the specter")

John McCain Regrets His Palin Pick for the Wrong Reasons ... even at this late stage, McCain won't admit that Palin represents the same variation of grievance politics he now abjures. (you are going to rot in Hell, John)
McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate | TheHill -- His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman's support of abortion rights could divide Republicans. (Palin or Lyberputz, take your pick)
McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, friends tell White House - McCain, who has been battling brain cancer, and Trump have had a turbulent relationship. The senator wants Vice President Mike Pence to attend instead.

I'm done with trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don't they try to understand me? | Miami Herald - As several studies now show, a sense of alarmed displacement among white, Christian America is the soil from which the weed of Trumpism grew.

Blankenship surging on eve of West Virginia Senate primary - POLITICO - Establishment Republicans are fretting about a late surge by the convicted coal baron. (murderer is very popular with racist white stupid W.Va fucks)


As State Lawmaker Claims Abuse, Party Leaders Shield Her Colleague - The New York Times - State Representative Tarah Toohil, left, with her body guard at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. Ms. Toohil obtained a protection order in March against a fellow Republican lawmaker who she claims assaulted her ... Nick Miccarelli, whom she used to date. She claims that he kicked her, pinched her and pinned her by the neck to a wall in the ornate Capitol, and once brandished a gun and threatened to kill them both. (ugly little Rethug dork)

Harvard Graduate Shares her Incredible Story of Surviving Domestic Abuse - Embracing Myself ... The man who I loved more than anybody on Earth held a gun to my head and threatened to kill me more times than I can even remember. I'm here to tell you the story of crazy love, a psychological trap disguised as love, one that millions of women and even a few men fall into every year. (1 or 2 men)

Mary Karr Reminds the World That David Foster Wallace Abused and Stalked Her, and Nobody Cared ... "DFW was white" (contrast Diaz)


Opinion | When Southern Newspapers Justified Lynching - The New York Times ... "He Ravished a Woman and Swift and Sure Was the Vengeance of the People" (it was their football games)


Former NYC media player finds himself living in homeless shelter after life took 'unfathomable' downward spiral (doesn't really say why, but cocaine is a bitch)


3 surprising ways millennials communicate -- 1) they don't write; 2) Instagram/Powepoint is in 3) they "viusalize" data


Fury, frustration erupt over Seattle's proposed head tax for homelessness services (they're spendihng taxpoayer dollars on THOSE people!! after they took away affordable housing)


Police report describes footage of woman slashing Hadley bus passengers' throats | masslive.com - After the woman charged with slashing two passengers and the driver of a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus was handcuffed and read her rights, she apologized. - "Please apologize to them for me, will they survive? I hope Allah will forgive me." "she began praying to ALLAH, (and) after arriving at the station she continued to pray and would not break her concentration to speak with any officers."

SWAT told Olathe, KS police not to go in, body cams show. They did anyway and killed a woman : news

Tennessee teen stabs male student with scissors after he pulls up her dress, police say


The age-related loss of stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast, according to a new study from MIT biologists.

New research suggests there is a link between childhood adversity and creative experiences. According to a study published in Frontiers in Psychology, performing artists who experienced more abuse, neglect or family dysfunction in childhood tend to have a more intense creative process. : science


[Serious] Trans-people of reddit who successfully pass, what differences did you notice in the way people treated you compared to your birth gender? : AskReddit

What's your "accidentally racist" moment? : AskReddit

Divorce lawyers of reddit, what is the most ridiculous reason your client filed divorce for? : AskReddit

Facebook accused of introducing extremists to one another through 'suggested friends' feature : news

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Earthquakes rattle Hawaii's Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, 'dangerous' gas into the air

At the N.R.A. Convention, Donald Trump Talks About Knives in London and Support from Kanye West | The New Yorker


Eschaton: Pew Pew Pew - "They don't have guns, they have knives, and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital." President @realDonaldTrump says he has read that a central London hospital is now "a war zone for horrible stabbing wounds" pic.twitter.com/4yJPIbZI84 - It is a common belief that guns either kill you or don't hurt you much. I suppose decades of cartoon movie violence have taken their toll, especially on President Chance. It isn't true. (pres dimbulb carnage)


Eschaton: This Was A Good Song - They were weird times. Too many forget. -- The Dixie Chicks freakout was inspired by Natalie Maines saying: "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." -- That was it. (and then the Rethugs went full Commie and no one blinked, but oh well)


Mueller seeks delay in case alleging Russians interfered in U.S. presidential election - POLITICO

How Michael Cohen, Trump's Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences - By January 2020, the Trump administration will have turned 400,000 people who are currently in the US legally into unauthorized immigrants.


Bill Maher Shreds 'Baghdad Bog' Sarah Huckabee Sanders Over Her 'Bullshit' -- "What is the point of going into this room every day?"


Kansas Legislature Passes Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill | Human Rights Campaign - would create a license to discriminate with taxpayer funds against LGBTQ foster or adoptive parents, single parents, or other qualified families. (fuckers with your money)

Native American Brothers Pulled From Campus Tour After 'Nervous' Mother Calls Police (they were wearing "black" t-shirts)

Preacher Speaks Up About The Misogyny She's Faced In Evangelical Circles (but still supports the satanic patriarchy)


u/TheGhostOfBobStoops outlines with great detail why Chris Brown is human garbage and belongs in prison : bestof


Twitter Users Chew Out DJ Khaled For Refusing To Perform Oral Sex On Wife (NSFW) | HuffPost - Tongues are wagging about this revelation.


It Matters That The Alleged Golden State Killer Was A Cop | HuffPost - He would absolutely look to try to use that to his advantage

Eschaton: Oh Dear, The NYT Has Sent An Explorer To The Colonies Again - LA is not my favorite city - though it is so much moreso than it used to be! - but this is so dumb. There is so much LA has to offer that nothing on the only city on the East Coast does. Did you know LA has restaurants and food trucks? This is amaze-balls.

Worker Shortage Hurts California's Agriculture Industry (haha deport all the workers)

This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley

Yale researchers find link between religious fundamentalism and falling for fake news : science -- "Yale researchers find that gullible people are gullible"

How One Year of Microdosing Helped My Career, Relationships, and Happiness


Facebook, YouTube and Twitter execs showed up at Stanford Law School to discuss fake news and hate speech, and their verdict was that people need to stop freaking out | Business Insider - Executives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (haha, nothing to worry about with our hate operations)

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California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes : news

California now world's fifth-largest economy, bigger than Britain -- Texas was the U.S.'s next highest-producing state with a GSP of $1.696 trillion, followed by New York, Florida and Illinois. Vermont, Wyoming and Montana produced the least valuable goods and service in the U.S.

2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Postponed Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal - The New York Times
2018 Nobel Prize For Literature Postponed Over Academy Sex Abuse Scandal | HuffPost - The decision was made following sexual misconduct allegations and several resignations from the board of the Swedish Academy (and corruption and coverups) The Academy said it aimed to award two prizes in 2019.


British schools are removing analog clocks from classrooms because kids can't read them


It's time to normalize Karl Marx (now that the Republicans have become Commies)

Trump administration to send 57,000 Hondurans in the U.S. home : news

Behind Erik Prince's China venture -- The Blackwater founder has cut a lucrative security-training deal with Chinese insiders. But is it against U.S. interests?


Deputy Consul General Of Israel Allegedly Forced Out Of Uber Ride For Speaking Hebrew On Phone + CBS Chicago

Report: Qatar Just Bought $6.5M Apartment in Trump Property - The Daily Beast (he's just monetizing the leader of the free world job, what's the big deal?)


Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report | Reuters (Trump is doing alot of spying)

Ukraine Hired GOP Firm, Obstructed Mueller Investigation -- Before It Stopped Cooperating With Mueller, Ukraine Hired GOP Lobbyists. Hmm.
Viktor Vekselberg, Russian Billionaire, Was Questioned by Mueller's Investigators - Federal agents working with Mr. Mueller stopped Mr. Vekselberg, a billionaire businessman, at a New York-area airport this year and sought to search his electronic devices and question him, according to people familiar with the matter. They confronted him after he stepped off a private plane about two months ago,
Federal judge says special counsel wants Manafort to 'sing' about Trump
Russian Troll Farm Goes After Mueller's Files


Exclusive: Nunes demands Justice Department records. Then he doesn't read them (not the first time and there's areason for that)


A sour smell of panic in the White House as the law closes in - The Washington Post
The Washington Post -- We filed a complaint about Trump s ethics. Giuliani made it possible.
Trump's tower of lies is crumbling - What this really illustrates is how hard it has gotten for Trump to find a non-incriminating pathway through the minefield of basic realities that are now catching up with him.
WSJ rakes Trump over the coals for Stormy Daniels lies: 'Americans will stop believing anything he says' (really, WSJ?)

Eschaton: Don't Screw Up The Big Scoops - I really don't know how this stuff happens. -- NBC News has corrected its story: Michael Cohen's phones were being monitored by a pen register, not a wiretap, senior U.S. officials say. Pen registers capture "to and from" calling and texting information, but not content.

'An MO For Other More Serious Crimes' -- As we already know, Michael Cohen is the prototypical fixer or bagman.

Trump Undercuts Giuliani About Payments to Stormy Daniels - The New York Times
Trump Is Said to Know of Stormy Daniels Payment Months Before He Denied It - The New York Times
Don't mind him, he's New - If one believes anything that comes out of the orange orifice, one should see me about a fabulous deal on a piece of D.C. swampland -- President Trump undercut his attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, on Friday, and said the former New York mayor will eventually get the facts right regarding a payment to a pornographic actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump -- There's an industry that could have called bullshit on this trainwreck disguised as a rumpled suit a long time ago and possibly spared us this unending shit show complete with neo-nazis crawling out of the woodwork. But instead it doggedly created and pursued The Very Troubling Questions Surrounding Clinton's Emails (also, scene in 'The Jerk ref in comments)
Welcome To The Giuliani Phase Of The Trump Presidency (the new face of Trump)
Deutsch: Michael Cohen Told Me Giuliani 'Doesn't Know What He's Talking About
Rudy Giuliani has hit rock bottom - The Washington Post (Max Boot says Ghouliani responsible for everything good about NYC)
Eschaton: Rudy 911 - Giuliani's hilarious resurfacing (again) is a reminder of those crazy post-9/11 days, when suddenly he became America's Mayor complete with (I might not be remembering this entirely correctly) his own Snuffy Walden theme song which followed him around everywhere. -- Quite amazing how every single major media outlet just ran with that.
Giuliani Tells Mueller To Back Off 'Fine Woman' Ivanka Trump But Calls Kushner 'Disposable' ... says "the whole country" will turn against the special counsel if he targets the president's daughter (there will be riots in conservative farm towns if her criminality is exposed!)

Anderson Cooper Briefly Speechless When GOP Strategist Swears He's Never Heard Trump lie ... "Wow."
Trump booked himself for his first TV interview in months - CBS News

Pence doctor resigns after Jackson debacle - POLITICO

2 F.B.I. Officials, Once Key Advisers to Comey, Leave the Bureau - The New York Times

As a willing warrior for Trump, Sarah Sanders struggles to maintain credibility - The Washington Post

The kooky tale of 'Cocaine Mitch'

Democrats: Don't Take the Bait on Impeachment -- By Adam B. Schiff

Democrats might have a better chance to flip the Senate than you think


Feminazg{l on Twitter: "Here's where I gave up trying not to adore Attorney General Scheneiderman. "


Strange Fruit - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jamelle Bouie's account of his trip to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery is extraordinary: (Make America (even more) Racist Again)

No Filter -- Jane Kim (SF Chronicle channels rightwing oppo attack on dem candidate, gets owned)

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly's alleged abuse of young women -- The star treatment -- As R. Kelly's career flourished, an industry overlooked allegations of abusive behavior toward young women ("overlooked" is probably not the right word)

He Was Accused Of Attempted Rape. He Became A Progressive Star Anyway. | HuffPost - For more than a decade, women alleged that Clay Johnson, a leader in political tech, physically and verbally abused them.

We can't protect Junot Diaz at all costs -- On Friday morning, allegations exploded across the Internet about author Junot Diaz history of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse against women in the literary world.

Open Secrets - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This article by Reah Bravo, a former employee of Charlie Rose, is remarkable and courageous. First of all, good on her for calling out the ridiculous hack apologias of the anti-#MeToo movement: "From Catherine Deneuve to Andrew Sullivan ..." people who have never cared about protecting ordinary employees from this kind of systematic exploitation suddenly affecting concern for process when powerful harassers who are almost always guilty of even more than has already been revealed is really disgusting.
The Open Secret of Charlie Rose | by Reah Bravo | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books (really, really bad, and they knew)
Paul Musgrave on Twitter: "Me, an idiot: always hedge your bets about the future and be intellectually humble You, a multimillionaire thought leader: "I think it [the Iraq War] was unquestionably worth doing, Charlie." https://t.co/K3IUELrh6u"

We Probed Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Journalist Al Giordano. Here's What We Found. The reporter and activist denies accusations he sexually harassed three attendees of his School of Authentic Journalism.


America's Dumbest Beardo -- Matt Walsh is back on his bullcrap again and once again I'm struck by how weird and sad it must be to live inside the heads of modern conservatives.


Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel's Murder Conviction Vacated

Man Arrested for Illegal Guns Belongs to Neo-Nazi Group That Wants 'Ethnostate Rape Gangs' in their ideal, all-white fascist state. An Illinois man busted for owning guns without a license appears to have threatened a judge and a Jewish preschool, according to leaked online chats.


Superintendent charged with defiling Holmdel High School track - The Washington Post - The Pooperintendent of Stools?


Men of Reddit, what gifts would you prefer to get instead of the booze/smoking/bbq/shaving items that are usually marketed for you? : AskReddit

What's something "everybody likes", but you secretly hate? : AskReddit


Tech giants hit by NSA spying slam encryption backdoors : technology
The Race to 5G Is just Mindless Marketing Bullshit -- Buried beneath the hype around 5G rests a growing sense that wireless carriers are aggressively over-selling the technology's potential
When a stranger takes your face: Facebook's failed crackdown on fake accounts

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Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress


Army Green Berets Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels - The New York Times

Russia Isn't Just Interfering in Elections Around the World. It's Doing Something Far Worse -- Take the detention of Nikita Kulachenkov, a prominent young Russian dissident, by Cyprus authorities in 2016 which made worldwide headlines. But what we didn't know back then is the disturbing chain of email exchanges between Cyprus and Russian officials that led to his persecution and was exposed in November.


Hysteria over Jade Helm exercise in Texas was fueled by Russians, former CIA director says | The Texas Tribune - Gov. Greg Abbott's decision in 2015 to ask the Texas State Guard to monitor a federal military exercise prompted significant criticism. A former CIA director said Wednesday that the move emboldened Russians to next target elections ... But some conspiracy theorists speculated that the exercise was a covert effort to institute martial law (Russians owned Abbott and he believed them because Republicans are always traitors)


Trump Joins House Attacks Over Investigations - The New York Times (NYT uses "joins" instead of "leads" which shows you they are preserving their "access")

Trump says his policies aren't based in bigotry. But then there are the facts. (haha "facts")

Mueller focuses on links between Roger Stone, Trump campaign aide Gates
Mueller Seeks 70 Blank Subpoenas in Manafort Case

Giuliani claims Trump 'immune' from Mueller subpoena (and any laws he doesn't like) Giuliani made his assertions Wednesday night on Sean Hannity's show on the State News Channel

Rudy Giuliani may have just implicated President Trump in serious campaign finance violations.
'I was going to get this over with': Inside Giuliani's explosive Stormy Daniels revelation (well, that really worked)
Giuliani: Trump knew about $130,000 'hush' payment to porn actress, and 'repaid' Cohen for it - For Team Trump, Giuliani's admission may be a big, big, big problem:
Eschaton: Color Me Shocked - Shocked, I tells ya! Giuliani made a oopsy. Can he have a do over?
The Fallout From Giuliani's s Hush Money Bombshell -- From the $130,000 to Comey.
Giuliani: Trump repaid attorney Cohen for Stormy Daniels settlement - The Washington Post
Giuliani follows up disastrous Hannity appearance with equally damaging Fox & Friends spot
The president and his attorney didn't tell the truth. Now Giuliani has. Will that change anything?
Rudy Giuliani Just Came Clean About Why Trump Fired Comey | HuffPost - Yes, it was the Russia investigation.
Trump Backs Rudy Giuliani's Claim That No Campaign Money Went To Stormy Daniels
Gregg Levine on Twitter: "To reiterate, RudyG said the Cohen payment to Stormy Daniels was reimbursed by Trump, through a bank, in installments. That is structuring. That is bank fraud. That is a felony. That is what put former Speaker Hastert in jail." ... So the President's personal lawyer just went on TV and suggested the President was money laundering (during the campaign) to hide his fuck-habits ... Nothing fucks you up like being a cheap fuck while fucking. (he could have paid cash but using OPM is what he has always done)
Gregg Levine on Twitter: "But this raises other ?s: I can't imagine the Cheap Cheeto paid Cohen back with triple interest, so who are the other NDA/hush-ups MC paid off?"

Donald Trump just tweeted out the rich man's guide to buying women's silence -- tweets make clear how men with money can avoid any repercussions for their actions

Twitter Loses It Over Rudy Giuliani's Bonkers Fox News Interview About Trump - "Rudy Giuliani never got his hush money."
Andy Richter on Twitter: "One thing I think we're going to find out is that, if you're going to hire a horrific living skull-headed monster to represent you legally, Rudy Giuliani is not the horrific living skull-headed monster to hire.
David Corn on Twitter: "It's really clever how the Deep State got Rudy Giuliani to show the world that Trump and Cohen lied about the payment to Stormy Daniels. And it used @seanhannity for this operation. Fiendishly smart!"

Federal Investigators Put Wiretap On Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen: Reports | HuffPost - unclear how long ago the wiretapping was authorized ... but "wiretapped in the weeks leading up to the search warrant that occurred several weeks ago" ... Giuliani ... 'furious" ... " I find it very ironic that now that [Giuliani is] serving as the right-hand lawyer for the president, he doesn't believe in wiretaps," Avanatti said ...(who would call Cohen but Trumpster?)
George Conway Appears To Shut Down Rudy Giuliani's Claim About Stormy Daniels Payment ... Trumps attorney says the $130,000 payment didn't violate campaign finance laws. Kellyanne Conwy's husband seems to suggest otherwise ... George Conway, a high-profile attorney ... (Trump hopes you are lost in his black blizzard of lies)
Watch MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell Crack Up as They Discuss Giuliani's Stormy Daniels Admission
Here's the Real Reason Giuliani and Trump Are Admitting to Paying Off Stormy Daniels | Alternet -- This is a bait-and-switch to divert attention from more troublesome issues.

Maddow Blog on Twitter: "NYT's Michael Schmidt: Trump lawyers are nervous about the New York case because neither Trump nor Cohen will say what they think is in the papers taken in the raids of Cohen's home, hotel, and office. #BREAKING https://t.co/6UKY7yQm7N"
Eschaton: The Best Clients - I'm no Bob Loblaw, but I'm guessing your typical country lawyer doesn't much like having a client who won't tell you just which fan the shit is going to fly from. -- NYT's Michael Schmidt: Trump lawyers are nervous about the New York case because neither Trump nor Cohen will say what they think is in the papers taken in the raids of Cohen's home, hotel, and office.#BREAKING pic.twitter.com/kDwX8ZzbBN

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse than you think

House chaplain rescinds resignation after furor over his ouster by Ryan - The Washington Post

Whoops! Jared Kushner Made Even More Mistakes in His ProPublica - It keeps happening. Jared Kushner filed the wrong information about two of his loans in Brooklyn. He has had to update his disclosure form at least 40 times. (it's almost like he's hiding something)

After Garland Defeat, New Group Hopes to Draw Democrats to Judicial Battlefield - The New York Times (dumb dems always get played)


In NBC Poll, 61% of Americans Think Trump Is Dishonest - How can the United States government effectively operate when it is lead by a huckster con artist reality TV show star? The answer is: it can't But yet enough people support him to keep in power anyway, at least temporarily (until the riches confiscate all the moneys +39% of Americans only watch Fox and are stupid, evil and insane)

Eschaton: How Do Horrible People Manage To Get Along - I know people give the simple explanation of "kiss up, punch down" as in they are skilled at understanding hierarchies and know where to direct their fists and where to direct their tongues, but I don't really understand that in that I don't think all these horrible people can be so skilled at managing to keep these things straight. They obviously have unhealthy personalities and anger management problems and a general lack of ethics that has to be obvious to everyone. Who am I talking about in the Trump administration? All of them. That's the point.


America is more diverse than ever -- but still segregated -- The United States is on track to be a majority-minority nation by 2044. But census data show most of our neighbors are the same race.
Yes, Donald Trump Is Making White People More Hateful | The Nation - A new study finds empirical evidence of the "Trump Effect" - the Center for Investigative Reporting, identified 150 incidents of verbal harassment or physical violence over the past 18 months in which the perpetrator explicitly mentioned Donald Trump ... as White Democrats learn about Democratic outreach to Latinos, they become less supportive of Democrats ... Trump is giving respondents tacit permission to be bigots. (Make America Bigoted Again!)


Corker-Blackburn drama risks must-win Senate seat for GOP - POLITICO - kind words for former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen have given centrist Republicans tacit permission to break ranks (Marsha Blackburn is horrible)

Ohio Democrats Fret Over Dennis Kucinich's Fringe Ties -- "It's not just baggage. It's funky baggage. What Democrat is friendly with Assad? What Democrat praised Trump's inauguration>?" (little Russian Dennis +the Berniebros)


Dems +8 On House Ballot | Monmouth University Polling Institute | Monmouth University - McConnell, Schumer, Ryan, Pelosi viewed negatively
Democratic Midterm Momentum Has 'Stalled,' Top Party Pollster Warns -- Democrats need to refocus on the economic and health care challenges their voters face


Here's why Michigan Medicaid work requirements will kill people (it's a feature, not a bug in Republican Death Software)


Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Understand Journalism -- Either that, or he doesn't care (let's go with "asshole")


Eschaton - Hindsight 20/20 of course, but I'm pretty sure if I had to come up with a list of "creepy sexual harassers (and worse)" in the media, Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin would have topped the list based on guessing. I admit Lauer probably would not have made the list, not because I bought into his TV persona, but because I naively thought the contrast between that and reality would have been too hard to hide for so many years. Not that I was surprised, of course -- Incidents of sexual misconduct by Charlie Rose were far more numerous than previously known ... An additional 27 women -- why the hell did anyone think their "brands" were so powerful and lucrative that they "deserved" to be protected? I'm not naive about power and money, I just don't get why anyone thought any of those people had such star power that they needed to keep raking in the money. This not a defense, of course, but who the hell liked late career Matt Lauer?
Charlie Rose's s misconduct was widespread at CBS and three managers were warned, investigation finds ... The new allegations against Rose date to 1976, when, according to a former research assistant, he exposed his penis and touched her breasts in the NBC News Washington bureau where they worked. (another dick-whipper-outer) Rose groped her buttocks as they walked down an office hallway to a recording studio.
Enabling Charlie Rose - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When Rose got one of the most desirable and well-compensated jobs in American broadcast journalism, a lot of the people involved in the decision had to know what he was. They didn't care. It's revealing of the conditions that allowed an admitted sexual predator to be not only remain a viable presidential candidate but to benefit from having his opponent portrayed as the more corrupt and dishonest one.

Leak: The Atlantic Had A Meeting About Kevin Williamson. It Was A Liberal Self-Reckoning. | HuffPost


Bldup - 300 Putnam Avenue


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The Environmental Protection Agency in the Early Trump Administration: Prelude to Regulatory Capture | AJPH | Vol. 108 Issue S2 (EPA (not the "protection" is now serving the polluting industries, suck it up libtards)
Pakistan May Have Just Set a World Heat Record - Temperatures reported to have cracked 50.2 degrees Celsius (122.3 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday in Nawabshah, located about 127 miles northeast of Karachi. If confirmed, that could make the measurement not just the hottest ever recorded for April in Pakistan, but the hottest ever reliably recorded for April anywhere on Earth.

First death reported from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce as outbreak spreads - The Washington Post

Dallas Student Arrested Before Planned Mass Shooting at Shopping Mall : news "Look at all the other lone wolves. What training did they have yet they simply killed the kuffar? (Arabic for disbelievers)"


Peppa Pig, Unlikely Rebel Icon, Faces Purge in China - The New York Times - Global Times said the porcine character had become an "unexpected cultural icon of shehuiren subculture in China" ... 'society person' but in the online context, it refers to people who run counter to mainstream values, and are usually poorly educated, with no stable job ... They are unruly slackers roaming around and the antithesis of the young generation the Party tries to cultivate" (b/c people are plants to authoritarians)


Cambridge Analytica is shutting down - Vox - The Trump-linked data firm that kicked off the Facebook data privacy scandal is closing its doors.


In 'kill list' case, judge questions government's unilateral authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad (thanks, Barry)


Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation - The New York Times (Trump extorted them, that's gotta be a crime)
Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Stop Cooperating With Mueller? ... Last night, we learned we had been far too naove. The truth was that Bornstein never even wrote the letter, whose actual author was Donald Trump. The most skeptical assumptions about Trump somehow proved too credulous ... We may think we comprehend the depths of Trump's venality. We continue to learn that there is no bottom. The number one rule in understanding Trump is that the lies are usually covering even worse lies.
Did Trump Link Arms Sales to Ukraine with Cutting Off Mueller? - At a minimum, these threats have communicated to the Ukraine government that they should not provide any assistance to Mueller's probe if they want any support from the President of the United States. (Crooked traitor Donald)
Political stress test: Trump's medical history becomes another divisive issue (will others spill their beans?)


'We'll See,' Trump Says on North Korea. And Iran. And Nafta. And So On.

President Trump is sowing the seeds of his own demise - The Washington Post - Despite the difficult circumstances faced by past presidents during previous scandals, they all retained respect for the rule of law and regard for governmental institutions. Trump has shown respect for neither , and as a result, he is not only sowing the seeds of his demise but also threatening the long-term future of the Republican Party.

Trump just threatened the Justice Department and Rosenstein on Twitter - Vox - "At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!"
Trump threatens to use presidential powers on DOJ - Axios - President Trump in a Wednesday tweet called out the Justice Department for refusing to hand over un-redacted documents related to the Hillary Clinton email probe to Congress.

Mueller raised possibility of presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump's legal team ("This isn't a game! He's busy being president!" said Dowd)
Trump Lawyers Said to Lack Security Clearance Amid Mueller Talks - Bloomberg - needed to discuss sensitive issues related to a possible presidential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller (no one in the WH has a security clearance)
Why Answering Mueller's Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump
Mueller's Questions Point to What Trouble Trump Is In

Debunking Trump's Biggest Russia Lie | Crooked Media (witch hunt! no collusion!) That deference leaves an opening for Trump to discredit and undermine Mueller's investigation on a false basis. There is evidence of collusion and Mueller wants to ask Trump about it. When Sanders claims the opposite is true, as she undoubtedly will, it'll test whether the press corps has been successfully bullied by bad-faith critics out of pursuing its mission to hold the administration accountable for its lies.


The 459 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List - The New York Times (furious rageholic is a geyser of insults and hate)



Former Trump campaign aide explodes at Senate aides | Daily Mail Online = "God damn you to hell! at Democratic Senate aides after he loses his house to legal fees in 'witch hunt' congressional Russia probe - Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo says he has spent $125,000 on lawyers to comply with the demands of the Senate Intelligence Committee

Pundit Argues It's Wrong In Principle to Criticize the Media's Indefensible Performance Again -- Hillary Clinton apparently gave a speech at an event last weekend. Michelle Cottle had no disagreement with the content, but is the latest pundit to argue that Clinton has no business showing her face in public and certainly is going beyond her remit in suggesting that anything might be wrong with how the 2016 election was covered: (Michelle is an NPR)


Pamela Anderson Defends Julian Assange, Talks Vladimir Putin, & More | Hollywood Reporter: How Pamela Anderson Became an International Woman of Mystery ... But Anderson, who turned 50 last summer, actually lives just 15 minutes away, where she shares a home with her new boyfriend, French soccer star Adil Rami, 32 (when she's not banging Putin)


Top Interior Official Resigned Amid Claims Of Intimidating Behavior -- the director, Bryan Rice, exhibited aggressive and intimidating behavior toward her in an incident she believes was captured by a surveillance camera. (only the best toxic male harassers)

Paul Ryan Warns of Subpoenas, Gridlock With Democratic Majority - Bloomberg (you know, what they did for 8 years +Benhaaaazi and hopefully Ryan's Russia connections)

In midterm elections, Republicans are running against ... Hillary Clinton. Still. (they need "Crooked Hillary" to distract from the real crook in the room)

'Let the blue wave continue' : Democrats notch 4th Florida bellwether win - 114th House District in Miami, Javier Fernandez beat Republican Andrew Vargas by about 4.1 percentage points, despite being outspent by at least 2-1 in a swing seat

West Virginia candidate distorts reality in campaign ad -- A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia is running an ad showing his primary opponent shaking hands with Hillary Clinton -- something that never happened. The ad uses a manipulated version of a photograph that originally showed his rival shaking the hand of someone else: President Trump. (the era fake videos begins; can we have the Pee tapes and Putin's dick up crooked Donald's lying ass? +they also made Hillary's mouth 2x larger)


Greitens lied to state ethics commission, took charity donor list, report says | Political Fix | stltoday.com (crooked little Reublican lying asshole dom)



Patients face expensive ER bills even when they don't receive treatment -- She went to the emergency room at Hoboken University Medical Center, where she was given an ice pack. She received no other treatment. She never received any diagnosis. But a bill arrived in the mail for $5,751 ... ($669 to take her temp)

White Supremecist Guilty in Charlottsville beating
Heather ??????????? on Twitter: "When a member of Trump's white supremacist base threatens the only black Republican senator b/c he condemned Trump's Charlottesville comments: "Are we as a white people supposed to just stand for this injustice or do we do what Dylann Roof did?" https://t.co/f4KuiYUXbU" (yeah, read that again, that's how they think, death for criticizing Trump)


Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoots and an Uneasy Night Out - The New York Times - except that the Redskins had invited spectators.A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders -- all men -- were granted up-close access to the photo shoots ... director told nine of the 36 cheerleaders that their work was not done. They had a special assignment for the night. Some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub ... Several of them began to cry.


Impossible Plutocratic Dilemmas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jeff Bezos has no earthly idea what to do with the $130 billion burning a hole in his pocket: "The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel. That is basically it -- Blue Origin is expensive enough to be able to use that fortune. I am liquidating about $1 billion a year of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin." (instead of you know, helping people here on earth? he's trying to create an interplanetary delivery system?)


NYT Editor Resigned After Investigation Into Alleged 'Inappropriate Behavior' With Women Wendell Jamieson resigned from his job this week after being accused ... with three former colleagues ... the Metro editor was "engaged in inappropriate communication" (so, dick pics)
Women Said to Accuse Times Editor Who Resigned of Inappropriate Behavior - The New York Times ("vague")

DOUTHAT: I Hate You Liberals For Wanting This Thing You Haven't Said You Wanted (NYT stable of idiots) Soon we get to Douthat's main point, which is that radicals and weirdos are telling us to take seriously the notion of compelled redistribution of sex. (kill off the Chads and redistribute the Stacys so asshole men can get laid and Douthat will get his own SEX ROBOT!)
Hating Ross Douthat is Normal and Healthy but the Surgeon General Recommends You Hate Him for the Right Reason - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Soemtime, "Radical" Ideas Are Just Dumb (Douthat dummifies himself on the internets)
The "redistribution of sex" only works if you think women are sex, and also not really people.
Los Editoros on Twitter: "Nyt wedding announcements, 2020 "
,br /> Jordan Peterson is on a crusade to toughen up young men. It's landed him on our cultural divide


alicublog: NEW VILLAGE VOICE COLUMN UP... - ...about Kanye West exciting the brethren and Michelle Wolf pissing them off. As usual there's an analogy in there somewhere ... RedState column by Brandon Morse, who not only declares "This Kanye, Kardashian, Trump Episode Could Be One Of The Biggest Turning Points In Our Culture" and inissts "if you're part of the elite left, you're gripping the arms of your chair. You're in the river on the edge of the waterfall" ... Morse imagines Kim Kardashian letting her husband suck up to Trump is an epochal, game-changing event, notwithstanding that he also finds her silly. It sums up the rightwing idea of culture war: they have no idea why anything cultural is popular, and indeed seem to find it all ridiculous and unimportant (at least as compared to timeless pursuits such as propaganda and ratfucking) but still want to manipulate it to their advantage. This also explains why they're so bad at it


ESPN Loses 500,000 Subscribers In April - Outkick the Coverage (sports ball is tanking)


: Why the Baltimore Museum Is Selling Blue-Chip Art to Buy Work by Underrepresented Artists - to make its holdings less white and less male.

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What can ugly people do to look more attractive? : AskReddit


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Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds - The New York Times - The number of people who get diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years,

Marx at 200 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Karl Marx was born 200 years ago next week and his ideas are very much back in the mainstream, as capitalism's massive failures since the fall of the Soviet Union that led to a global Gilded Age have given a whole lot of people good reason to revisit them



U.S. officials: Israeli F-15s struck Syrian base storing Iranian anti-aircraft missiles - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Israel seen preparing for open warfare with Iran, three sources tell NBC news; defense chief Lieberman: Iran is trying to harm Israel, we'll respond (Netanyahu desperately needs to get his war on)
Israel seems to be preparing for war with Iran, U.S. officials say - An Israeli airstrike that killed and wounded dozens of Iranians at a Syrian base is the latest sign of escalating conflict.


Eschaton: From Bean To Cup - The EU would be nuts to trust the UK after the Windrush scandal and they are not stupid. -- Senior figures from the European Parliament marked Sajid Javid's s first day by sending him a joint letter laying out their concerns -- and warning that the Windrush scandal must not be repeated for European nationals caught up in Brexit.


Ex-CIA Official Says Some Torture Videotapes May Still Exist - the basis for a new legal filing from detainee Abu Zubaydah to retrieve any surviving tapes of his torture.

White House ignores executive order requiring count of civilian casualties in counterterrorism strikes - The Washington Post

Robert Mueller Likely Knows How the Trump Russia Investigation Ends | WIRED

'The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted' : Rosenstein responds to impeachment threat

Mueller's former assistant says grammatical errors prove leaked questions came from Trump ... Trump early Tuesday morning called the release of the list "disgracefrul" and asserted, as he has in the past, that the investigation is a "witch hunt." (no one in the Trump admin can spell or use grammar correctly, self-owned haha)
If Team Trump Leaked Mueller's Questions, It's Bound to Backfire -- Now the president is making the novel argument there can't be obstruction of justice if there is no collusion. He's trying to shape public opinion, not contest the facts.


Trump doctor Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer 'raided' his office, took medical files -- Bornstein said he felt "raped" after White House aide Keith Schiller and lawyer Alan Garten showed up unannounced and took Trump's files (good Schiller)
The crazy 'raid' of Trump's former doctor
Exclusive: Bornstein claims Trump dictated the glowing health letter - CNNPolitics

Eschaton: Dignitude - Probably my "favorite" Trump tweet. -- "@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision." -- Donald J. Trump (but Michelle Wolf was really mean to Fuckabee Sanders when she said her eye shadow was perfect)


Crimes are no longer a disqualification for Republican candidates - The Washington Post (it's a requirement)

Albert Kelly, a top aide to EPA leader Scott Pruitt, and security chief resign amid scrutiny - The Washington Post ... amid scrutiny of his previous actions as the leader of a bank in Oklahoma and his lifetime ban from banking. (only the best crooks for the swamp)


Michael Cohen Hit With New Taxi Taxes, Owes New York $282,000 - Bloomberg



Democrats's Horrible 2018 Senate Map Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time

Dianne Feinstein drops hard opposition to recreational pot | McClatchy Washington Bureau -- a longtime opponent of legalizing recreational marijuana, now says the federal government should not interfere in California's legal marijuana market (after working for the booze and prison industries for years)

Hillary Clinton's High Profile Is Hurting the Democrats -- She dismisses those who tell her to step aside, but at this rate she will harm her political future and aid the GOP - Michelle Cottle

65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math (anti-education Republican dummification of America)


Jordan Peterson Talks Political Correctness, the Radical Left, PC Culture and 12 Rules for Life - The Passion of Jordan Peterson



NBC staffers felt pressured to sign letter defending Brokaw | Page Six


Will The Times Ever Hire A Political Columnist To Replace Maureen Dowd? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (stupid, lazy, and stuck in 30 years ago, like mosgt of the NYT)

We must rally around Joy Reid - The Washington Post - by Erik Wemple - Who are these disbelievers? What more evidence could they possibly demand to prove that Reid was wronged by some bad actor who spent years inventing a new form of hacking just to create the impression that she wrote a few more offensive things in the 2000s than she was willing to admit to?


Newsonomics: Alden Global Capital is making so much money wrecking local journalism it might not want to stop anytime soon ; Nieman Journalism Lab

Eschaton: Those Liberal College Students Are At Again - Those Liberal College Students Are At Again So powerful...and so... illiberal... Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason University and the foundation follows years of denials by university administrators that Koch foundation donations inhibit academic freedom. (and then they fucking lied because it was all a big conservaflake secret)
Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight -- in violation of the norms of academic freedom. Angel Cabrera, university president since 2012, lied through his teeth shared the news
Campus PC is out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Student activists continue to threaten free speech and academic freedom: "Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents.

abolish ice. send homan to the hague. on Twitter: "Newly released documents show that the Koch Brothers had the power to no-platform academics who said things the Kochs found politically incorrect, ensuring that the campus was a safe space where billionaires were not confronted with ideas they disliked. https://t.co/qxsLaJt3YL"
Arizona's Politics on Twitter: "BREAKING: Under questioning from Rep. @EngelForArizona (at @AZHouseDems caucus), new @dougducey proposed budget that includes the #20x2020 for teachers includes a 36% RAISE for the "freedom schools" - the Koch-funded schools at @ASU and @UofA. (Maybe #RedForEd aimed low?)"


On the Deletion of Kevin Williamson - Lawyers, Guns & Money

jordan on Twitter: "Kanye thinks slavery was "a choice" "
Matthew A. Cherry on Twitter: "Man @VanLathan thank you for saying what you said to Kanye. "


To find alleged Golden State Killer, investigators first found his great-great-great-grandparents - The Washington Post

Breaking: Harvard Will Bargain With Grad Union | News | The Harvard Crimson - ensuring Harvard will see a student union for the first time in its history. second-ever election on the issue; the final tally saw 1,931 ballots cast in favor of unionization and 1,523 against


Ocular melanoma: Three friends among at least 18 diagnosed with rare eye cancer - The Washington Post - The state of Alabama and Auburn University have both failed to approve funding to explore the cancer ... 36 Auburn University graduates who said that they had been diagnosed with the melanoma (not that they're hiding anything)


Religious fundamentalism could be associated with increased sensitivity to errors - A new preliminary study published in Frontiers in Psychology hints that religious fundamentalism is associated with more intense processing of error-related stimuli. : science


u/mrv3 nails prediction that reddit is slowly becoming social network akin to facebook with recently updated New Reddit layout. : bestof

What's your favorite AskReddit question that never took off?

People who rarely cry, which movie cut some onions for you? : AskReddit


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Trump to attend the NRA convention in Dallas - ABC News (will hold "massive" kill the kids death rally)

Opinion | Sex and Shame: What Incels and Jihadists Have in Common - The New York Times

Kabul bombings: Photographer Shah Marai among 25 dead - BBC News - At least 25 people have been killed in two bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene.
Afghanistan: Photographer Shah Marai among 30 killed in Kabul blasts - CNN - Eight journalists were killed in suicide bombings in the capital, Kabul. Shah Marai of Agence France Presse was among a group of journalists who died when a bomber disguised as a TV cameraman detonated a second bomb at the site of an earlier explosion. Both attacks were claimed by Islamic State.

Syria strike destroyed 200 missiles, killed 11 Iranians, source in pro-Assad alliance says - Syria - Haaretz.com



Bibi's Iran Speech Was a Bust -- The Israeli prime minister's much-hyped revelations make the case for KEEPING the Iran deal. (he assumed people wouldn't notice the whole 2003 thing)

Eschaton: Bye - The people who resign in disgrace are not always the ones who should be resigning, but this is a little tradition which, however flawed, seems to be eroding which just means that no one ever resigns in disgrace or even admits there is a disgrace. So, something, at least. -- Amber Rudd has dramatically resigned as home secretary, after repeatedly struggling to account for her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants. (at least the racist fuckers sometimes resign in the UK)


A woman was sexually assaulted by 5 men. A Spanish court says it's not rape (judge says rapists "were all just having a bit of fun."


Overseas Contingency Operations: The Pentagon Slush Fund (for undeclared wars and other secret shit)


Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction - The New York Times
Trump-allied House conservatives draft articles of impeachment against Rosenstein as 'last resort'


Kelly thinks he's saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump 'idiot,' say White House staffers - Some current and former officials said they expect Kelly to leave by July, and that Trump and Kelly seem to have tired of each other.

Trump's pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down


Pence's doctor alerted WH aides about Ronny Jackson concerns last fall (out of control asshole, like Trumpster)

Jill Stein Has Turned Over Hundreds Of Documents To Congress As Part Of The Russia Probe (little Russian agent Jill up to her neck in RT)

Frank Rich: Roy Cohn Was the Original Donald Trump - The New York Establishment will ignore unscrupulous acts to serve its interests -- just look how it treated Roy Cohn, onetime lawyer to the president ... "The worst human being who ever lived ... the most evil, twisted, vicious bastard ever to snort coke at Studio 54 (cohn and Trump are "polestars of evil")

'Who the hell is this person?' Trump's Mar-a-Lago pal stymies VA project -- The intercession of a well-connected Florida doctor infuriated those overseeing the $16B contract ... have enabled him to hold up the biggest health information technology project in history -- the transformation of the VA's digital records system. Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, an internist and friend of Trump confidant Ike Perlmutter ... doesn't like the Cerner Corp. software he uses at two Florida hospitals, according to four former and current senior VA officials. Cerner technology is a cornerstone of the VA project. (evil doctor-dude, just look at him, is a tech-idiot but vetoes the program because Trump rewards "loyalty" by promoting incompetence because)


Trump campaign has paid portions of Michael Cohen's legal fees


The president is seeking to destroy journalism. Now let's debate dinner entertainment!
The worthless Washington media
In Trump era, the death of the White House press conference (why do they show up for the lies?)
Why Trump Is Winning and the Press Is Losing | by Jay Rosen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
TOP 25 QUOTES BY SPIRO T. AGNEW | A-Z Quotes

White House correspondents think about changing dinner for Trump era

You can't Bully These Motherfuckers -- When I write that CNN politics writer Chris Cillizza is the rankest assbrain in the Western Hemisphere, I am not being nice to him. (Sanders was "bullied" by Wolf, the Lizard says)
Cillizza'd -- As you might expect, Chris Cillizza has what is truly the Bikini Atoll of takes regarding Michelle Wolf's destruction of civil discourse in America:

Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents Dinner speech was just right - The Washington Post - Wolf managed Saturday night to scandalize the majority of Washington's tuxedo-clad intelligentsia with a barrage of bon mots that, in the eyes of much of the press and political establishment, weren't so bon ... All the same, countless journalists rallied behind Sanders, the same woman who spends her days lying to them. And that says a lot more about them than it does about Wolf's routine ... Yet the figures she scorched have shattered norms that are far more important than an unspoken prohibition on vagina jokes. (the men will grab your pussy but faint if you say "pussy")
Eschaton: Snowflakes - The Michelle Wolf "controversy" is notable because journalists pre-emptively staged the hissy fit that the Right was planning to throw but could not figure out how to do it. I still have no idea what they are mad about. I mean I know what they are mad about but I don't know what they are claiming to be mad about. Something something eye shadow. (your media isn't that much smarter than the Dumpster)

Meet the Schlapps, Washington's Trump-Era 'It Couple'

Exclusive: Democrats lose ground with millennials - Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among millennials as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll ... registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy. (because they were 12 when Bush crashed the economy last time and history is too hard, especially the reading and understanding part, so go fuck yourselves, youth)


What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump's hate movement against journalists - To the uninitiated it may look like a fight. Actually, it's a dance, they tell us. -- For two years I have been tracking a speech pattern among American journalists, in which they try to explain to us -- and perhaps to themselves -- why Donald Trump's campaign to discredit them is not what it seems, why it's no big deal (hello, Jack Shafer and ... Hiawatha Bray! journodorks at work lying to themselves and you, laughing all the way to the gulag)


Exclusive: Fired RedState Writer Slams Site Over Hypocrisy of Layoffs: We Were 'Insufficiently Partisan'


Left vs. Left: Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich Battle for Governor of Ohio - The New York Times (little Russian Dennis trying to fuck things up, again, and the BernieBros are happy) "He defends Trump, sees UFOs" ... recent career as a Fox News pundit
GOP civil war in Ohio threatens another special election loss - POLITICO - Outside groups are pouring in money as prominent Republicans say nominating the wrong candidate could cost the GOP the district.

GOP candidates' circular firing squad ahead of Indiana Senate primary -- The seat held by Democrat Joe Donnelly in a state Trump won is fertile ground for Republicans ... Drunken driving, self-dealing and false advertising (take your pick Stupidiana)


Tens Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars Missing From Philadelphia's Largest Cash Account

Maine governor sued for defying Medicaid expansion ballot measure - POLITICO - LePage has refused to implement Medicaid expansion after voters decisively approved it last fall. (says fuck you to the law and poor people with taxpayer money and builds a bridge to his sommer home)

Group to submit 60,000 signatures for Medicaid expansion in Idaho. Here's what's next

Detroit Was Crumbling. Here's How It's Reviving - For 36 years, Detroit has been under some sort of oversight from state and federal authorities

Blankenship slams 'Cocaine Mitch' in anti-McConnell ad -- Blankenship, who spent a year in prison following the 2010 explosion at his Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 workers, offers no context for the jab. But he may be referring to a 2014 report in the liberal Nation magazine that drugs were once found aboard a shipping vessel owned by the family of McConnell's wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Report: Woman says Greitens 'coaxed' her as 'wounded animal'

Documents show ties between university, conservative donors - virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents.



Kanye meets right-wing commentators Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk | Daily Mail Online - Owens, a controversial YouTuber, is an outspoken critic of Black Lives Matter - Kirk, who is the founder of conservative group Turning Point USA, said of their meeting with Kanye: 'Free thinkers only'

Listening To Nas Makes Me Complicit In Misogynoir | HuffPost - But the most jarring revelation has come from singer Kelis. Nine years removed from her divorce from Queensbridge stalwart Nas, exhaustion from their eternal custody battle over their son finally caused her to discard her modus operandi of discretion and provide gossip blogger Jason Lee with the interview of a lifetime ... It's past time to recognize how investing our finances and fandom into problematic men puts real women in danger. (beating up women is integral to rap culture)



Man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out - Laredo Morning Times (well, cops let him sink and prevented his rescue until he was unconscious, so he has a point)


WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook - The Washington Post

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Scores of Palestinians have been shot in their legs, and some face amputation - The Washington Post - Israeli gunfire is taking a severe toll on the lower limbs of Palestinian protesters ("blow off their legs so they can't say we're killing them")


Silicon Valley Can't Be Trusted With Our History - We create almost everything on the internet, but we control almost none of it ... Syrian Archive (erasing history)


Eschaton: Anyone Can See - It's ancient history and too much to describe in a small blog post, but the overwhelming ethos of the political press in the 90s and pre-9/11 aughts was that NOTHING FUCKING MATTERED. It was all just a show, and journalists were all extras jostling for a speaking role. That the same people were tasked with suddenly understanding that oh crap maybe things do matter helped usher in the subsequent hell decade, but at least, for a moment, they realized that maybe politics had consequences.

Eschaton: Get Your War On - We all lived through that hell decade of the aughts. We weirdly managed to have some fun! When the history of this era is written, it probably will not include the most important artistic contributions of that time, because that's the way the world works. David Rees captured that moment - in the moment - in a way that nobody else did.

Legal Implications of the Defect in Pentagon's Civilian Casualty Assessments - The problem boils down to an indefensibly high standard for deciding whether an allegation of a civilian casualty is even credible enough to be investigated. (thanks, Barry)


Opinion | Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence - The New York Times - Mr. Hayden is a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. (in more ways than one)

Comey dismisses House report that found no Russia collusion - The Boston Globe

Did Donald Trump Jr. Admit to Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? - Lawfare

MMA Fighter With Links To Trump, Cohen Is Questioned By FBI (Trump looks like a baby about to cry)

New Evidence of Obstruction of Justice in House Intelligence Committee Minority Report | Just Security - because Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif) appears not to have had any interest in investigating the obstruction issue (much to his discredit).

Nunes blames 'radical leftists' for his failing re-election campaign - With his congressional seat in danger, Devin Nunes is desperately blaming his own failures on imaginary boogeymen (lying little Russian Republican spy)

After firestorm, Rep. Mark Walker has "stepped down" from search committee to select new House chaplain ("you have to know how to fuck women")

Ronny Jackson won't return to old job as Trump's physician ... President Donald Trump has continued defending Jackson, with whom he formed a tight personal bond. (anyone will to lie for him make a "tight personal bond")

Republican Senate Candidate, Who Has Called for Country 'Free From Jews,' Could be Dianne Feinstein's Challenger - Overt anti-Semites have been slowly creeping into Republican politics in the aftermath of President Trump's successful, populist candidacy, and now one of them has a fighting chance of representing the Republican Party in a Senate race.


The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual (screw voting and cops can arrest reporters, step by step)


Vulgarities -- The annual press dinners with a comedian are always a useful lesson about what really upsets our access journalists (Richard Cohen says Colbert wan't funny enough and he knows because he's a really funny guy - which is true in a really sick way)
Eschaton: WANKER OF THE DECADE - 8th Runner Up - Richard Cohen

Michelle Wolf's Boldest Moments At The White House Correspondents' Dinner - Kellyanne Fuckway was not pleased
On the Assassination Of Sarah Sanders By the Coward Michelle Wolf - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Needless to say, the nation's guardians of civil discourse are already distorting her most controversial remarks: (Maggie Haberputz is lying again) ... remember Sander's job is to lie on behalf of someone who has spent his entire political career debasing American political discourse and who insulted Paralympic athletes earlier this week.
Paul Farhi on Twitter: "I'm afraid all the debate over whether Michelle Wolf was too mean to Sarah Sanders is going to overshadow this juicy bit of media criticism in her #whca monologue:"
No Michelle Wolf Didn't Joke About Sarah Huckabee Sanders's Looks (and Haberman is a liar)
Don't Get Angry About Mean Insult Comics If You Helped Put One in the Oval Office (the purged Redstate view)

At the White House correspondents's dinner, the buzz was reduced to a snore -- until Michelle Wolf showed up ... Omarosa Manigault-Newman came, too (accompanied by a fellow who tended to the train of her gown) (here are three media "takes" on the dinner, notice the different messages)
Michelle Wolf's Routine Sets Off a Furor at an Annual Washington Dinner
Media hands Trump big, embarrassing win - Axios (Axios/Allen cite: Jon Karl, Matt Drudge and you guessed it, Donald Trump to prove the Rethugs owned the libtards and fake media! and OMG she used the PUSSY word!)

Michelle Wolf's caustic comedy routine at the White House correspondents' dinner, annotated ("Mike Pence is what happens when Anderson Cooper isn't gay")

White House Correspondents' Dinner: For the sake of journalism, stop the annual schmoozefest - The Washington Post - by Margaret Sullivan -- Trump got to look like a man of the people, a guy who talks the language of autoworkers and waitresses. Jounralists -- whose purported mission is to "afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted" -- were meanwhile partying with their sources at the Washington Hilton ... "Why would I want to be stuck in a room with a bunch of fake news liberals who hate me?" He said he would much rather "spend the evening with my favorite deplorables who love our movement and love America" (owned, libtards +"our movement")

Why Trump's snubbing of White House correspondents' dinner matters (he can dish it out, but he can't take it, the pussy)
Trump rallies in Mich., touting economy and diplomacy and blasting media - The Washington Post - The campaign-style event held at the Total Sports Park was billed as counterprogramming to the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner ... which the president skipped for the second consecutive year ("many more people came to my MAGA-hat rally than watched stupid lying liberals on TV" Trump furously ranted ragefully for 80 minutes)


Safe seats? Anti-Trump wave may wash out some Democrats, too - Some long-serving Democrats are facing primary challenges for the first time ever as the party looks to counter President Donald Trump ... Capuano ... The low-profile Democrat cruised to re-election nine times, never dropping below 80 percent of the vote, while casting reliably liberal votes that earned him perfect ratings from Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. (perfect progressive not progressive enough)


Erik Loomis on Twitter: "Are we now in the "Loving, Kindly Old John Boehner" phase of romanticizing the recent past? " - undefined

College Kids Need to Suck It Up And Stop Wh...I mean, Trump Supporters, Like Conservative Op-Ed Columnists, Need Safe Spaces To Avoid Bring Triggered - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Conor Friedersdork (is unhappy with libs criticizing rediculously bad "art" by Republican shithead)
David Roberts on Twitter: "I'm happy to see Twitter discovering the, um, art of the right-wing's favorite painter, John McNaughton. Mocking stuff like this is why Twitter exists. https://t.co/BFAb5sL5Rj" (jesus returns to praise the rich and mock libtards)


The Long Arm of Treason in Defense of Slavery Nostalgia -- An African-American couple in California is rightfully upset about the middle school their child will attend having a long-standing "Civil War Ball" ... But this is the long reach of Confederate nostalgia and the idea that the Civil War was this grand ol' time, not a struggle that killed 750,000 Americans over the fate of slaves and the nation ... Ranchos Middle School ... District Superintendent Andy Alvarado


At 89, legendary psychiatrist and marijuana advocate still wonders about Harvard professorship - The Boston Globe - It was May 1971, and Richard Nixon was fuming over a review included in his morning news summary of the book "Marihuana Reconsidered" in which 42-year-old Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Lester Grinspoon savaged the US government's case for keeping cannabis illegal ... Grinspoon says he was twice denied a promotion to full professor, once in 1975 and again in 1997, despite a career that included pioneering research on schizophrenia, dozens of books and papers, and leadership roles at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and other prestigious institutions. He retired in 2000 as an associate professor ... In the 1950s, he was among the first American doctors to prescribe lithium for bipolar disorder ... anti-Vietnam war ... Carl Sagan ... loved pot ... not criminogenic or make white girls look for black guys to fuck (fucking racist-at-the-core Harvard)


William Friedkin's Faith In Exorcisms Is Unwavering. As For Diversity In Hollywood? It 'Snags' Him. | HuffPost ... You have to be curious, for example, about why Trump became president (old white guy thinks Trump is Jesus, "doesn't know" that Trump lies, needs his head "exorcised")


The Man Who Wanted Everything | by James Wolcott | The New York Review of Books - A complicated character without being inherently interesting, Wenner, a Berkeley dropout who found a spot on the iconoclastic radical monthly Ramparts and worked on the spinoff Sunday edition that would become the prototype for Rolling Stone, was fundamentally a hustler who knew when to pounce, a Machiavellian intriguer with the ravenous munchies, an opportunist whose antennae told him when something was about to break big in the mainstream (such as Saturday Night Live in 1975). (Woolcot is very good) and saw it all happen)


Is there any part in the body that cannot get cancer? : askscience

The chills you get listening to a particularly moving piece of music originate in the salience network of the brain. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and may be an opportunity to help people with dementia. : science (bvFTD and default mode vs salience neural networks)



Five myths about artificial intelligence - The Washington Post - Myth No. 5 - Artificial intelligence is a threat to mankind. (Zuckberger is right, Musk is wrong, nothing to worry about +did you know AIs are writing news articles now?)
France seizes France.com from man who's had since '94 sues (FraNce hijacks domain, fuck you France +fuck you too, web.com

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Alfie Evans: Legal battle toddler dies - BBC News - 23-month-old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn (brain-dead for a year, wanted government to pay forever, Popester on board)

Amber Rudd was sent targets for migrant removal, leak reveals | Politics | The Guardian - Secret memo undermines home secretary's claim she was unaware of targets (lyin' Tory deporto-bitch and her metrics of evil)


Congress makes a long-overdue move to punish Iran's hostage-takers


Trump Tower is on fire in Azerbaijan capital Baku | Daily Mail Online - Firefighters battling blaze on middle floors of the unfinished hotel in Baku


The Parties in Our Heads: Misperceptions about Party Composition and Their Consequences | The Journal of Politics: Ahead of Print - For instance, people think that 32% of Democrats are LGBT (vs. 6% in reality) and 38% of Republicans earn over $250,000 per year (vs. 2% in reality).


Isakson Spox Voices Support Of Tester's Probe Amid Trump's Growing Rage ("raging furiously")

Yesterday I discussed all the bombshell revelations deeply damaging to Trump in the HPSCI Majority Report. But there are just as many in the HPSCI Minority Report -- and I discuss them here in a deep dive into the timeline of Trump-Russia events

Trump Jr. And Emin Agalarov Stayed In Touch Throughout The Transition
Jill Stein says she won't fully comply with Senate Russia investigation - After months of silence, Stein says she will withhold information from Congress. (srsly, lock up the lying Russian bitch)

How Were We To Know She Was With the Russiasn https://t.co/3SqwKcUPKq" Too? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election. (just a coincidence, shut up libtards)


Trump's Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans - Trump is privately rejecting the growing consensus among Republican leaders that they may lose the House and possibly the Senate in November, leaving party officials and the president's advisers nervous that he does not grasp the gravity of the threat they face in the midterm elections. (his backup plan is to cancel them, so he's not worried)

A trifecta of episodes that feed public cynicism toward Washington - The Washington Post - a comment by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget; the congressional testimony of Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and the controversy over the nomination of White House physician Ronny L. Jackson to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each in its own way feeds the publ<'s cynicism. /a>

Democrats were looking at suburban districts. Now they're glancing toward rural ones too.

AG gave prosecutor evidence alleging crime by Greitens | The Kansas City Star - accusing Gov. Eric Greitens of knowingly filing false campaign finance disclosure reports to the Missouri Ethics Commission, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

Daily Kos Elections on Twitter: "Third GOP retirement from NY state Senate this week. John Bonacic's #SD42 went for Trump 50-45 but for Obama 54-45 (h/t @phillipanderson) https://t.co/NgsbSMr3z9" (another Republican fake human retires)


Simon Balto (not Balto the dog) on Twitter: "Read this important piece by @hthompsn in today's Times. "Today, seven young men -- men who were someone's child, father, sibling or partner -- are dead because we allow our nation's correctional facilities to be run brutally." (it's a feature)
Opinion | How a South Carolina Prison Riot Really Went Down - The New York Times (America loves torture for the less than riches)



J.D. Vance Is An Asshole - Lawyers, Guns & Money - , Vance yokking it up with colleague and ally Charles Murray: (at the AEI, of course)
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "Everyone needs to remember that JD Vance is a grifter whose scam in as the Appalachian Explainer to white liberals who just don't understand THOSE PEOPLE. Plus he works for an actual vampire. https://t.co/kK3qhDL2fX"
The Hills Have Lies - bookforum.com / current issue - A new book challenges the myth of Trump-era Appalachia
Stop talking about race and IQ. Take it from someone who did. - Take it from someone who did (Lord Saletan tries to move on beyond his horrible past (but Sam Harris won't be able to in 20 years, just like racist fuck Sullivan)


Trumpe l'Oeil (conservatard artist paints a 200 lbs-lighter Trump and he's very handsome and wise and his hair looks real)



No More Mister Nice Blog: DELETE ANYTHING YOU DAMN PLEASE - Some celebrities are being criticized for their political views and the op-ed page of The New York Times is on it ... Liel Leibovitz, a Tel Aviv-raised writer for Tablet magazine, and his principal concern is that bad choices in assembling a personal media library might impoverish one' soul. Be careful -- it happened to him! ... some artists' demons, of course, lead them straight into the underwear of children or unwilling adults -- should we follow those artists wherever their demons lead? ... Who at this moment is being culturally banished for right-wing political opinions? Who's s being banished the way Sinead O'Connor and the Dixie Chicks were banished for offending good, decent culturally conservative Americans? Give me a name. Even Ted Nugent goes on tour whenever he likes. (conservaflakes)

Also, If You Tweet Your Disagreement With the Author It Will Be Worse Than Nagasaki and Hiroshima Put Together - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Even though the New York Times already employs two full-time never-Trump conservatives who are vigilant protectors of the right of conservatives to never be criticized and to have access to any forum of their choice, they've brought in one from the outside to give us the same dreary routine: (Liel, the Likud dude) ... Mr. Liel Leibovitz. Sound familiar? Yes, indeed, this Free Speech Crusader (TM) wrote multiple columns urging a tenured professor to be fired for tweeting views about Israel that he disagreed with. What are the odds that Bari Weiss would find his views congenial. (of course, the NYT would give this asshole more space to be an asshole)

Conservative media outlet RedState just fired a lot of its anti-Trump bloggers - Vox (thoughtful conservative voices silenced by the authoritarian liberal media, oh wait)
Red State Work Force - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Since denying conservatives a forum where they can share their novel and daring ideas on such topics as gender, relationships, religion and race is a crime against humanity, I expect the right wing to turn on Salem/Townhall, the owners of Red State. Not really. I expect them to find a way to blame this on The Liberals.
Paying the Price for Not Being a Trump Humper - TheResurgent.com - Erick Erickson

'Raw hatred': why the 'incel' movement targets and terrorises women
When you really think about it, going to bed hungry and going to bed horny are not that different at all, really - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Robin Dale Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. (conservative asshole thinks incels deserve sex-slaves becuase being an unattractive asshole is the same as being poor and the Stacys need to be re-distributed, fairly, to asshole men, because women are a commodity)
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "I know I'm shocked that the Koch Brothers bought and owned Economics department with George Mason is staffed with sociopaths. https://t.co/x5U5eKumzC"


Joy Reid apologizes for 'hurtful' LGBT comments, doesn't 'believe' she wrote anti-gay posts (yeah, right)


The Cosby survivors finally get justice. But think of those hurt along the way. - The Washington Post

Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell Back Tom Brokaw in Letter Signed by 64 Insiders | Hollywood Reporter

Does Lisa Bloom Deserve Redemption? - POLITICO Magazine - She was half of a mother-daughter team that rewrote the rules of going after sexual harassers. Then she got caught on the wrong side of the biggest sexual harassment story in a generation. What was she thinking? (money, duh, Harvey said he would make her a star! +Gloria and Lisa not really friends anymore b/c Gloria should have kept her mouth shut about Rapestein)


Virginia Newspaper Runs KKK Recruitment Flyer in Full on Front Page - "They posted the whole flyer as if they were giving them free advertising. It even had the number on flyer to contact the head of the KKK. Which I thought was totally ridiculous." (


New NYC Schools Chief's 'White Manhattan Parents' Tweet Brews Controversy s to a rawstory.com piece about Upper West Side parents opposing a new plan to diversify schools in their traditionally white luxury neighborhood. ... " Wealthy white Manhattan parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools."



A lot of Americans think they'd probably try sex with a robot - Shockingly, 16 percent of the 2,000 Americans studied would even prefer to have sex with a robot than a real human. Some would even rather date a robot, with an open-minded 13 percent saying they'd prefer a relationship with a robot than a human ... Creating a perfect sexbot will be a huge challenge both scientifically and commercially. But we are still a few years away yet. ("few" = 2020, the year of the sexbot!)


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This is the moment Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un signed an agreement pledging to end the Korean War. : gifs
North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms - The New York Times


American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza -- and The Truth -- So it is, more than 70 years later, with Israeli policy toward the Gaza Strip. The truth is too brutal to honestly defend. Why are thousands of Palestinians risking their lives by running toward the Israeli snipers who guard the fence that encloses Gaza? Because Gaza is becoming uninhabitable. That's not hyperbole. The United Nations says that Gaza will be "unlivable" by 2020 (Jews learned nothing from their own experience except how to be good Nazis)


Reagan Aide's New Job: Downplay 'Polish Complicity in the Holocaust' - It's well documented that some Poles helped the Nazis commit genocide. A powerhouse D.C. communications firm has been hired by a Polish 'charity' to rejigger that history


Mexican Rapper, Whose Music Bemoaned Violence, Dissolved Filmmakers's Cor;pses in Acid


8. The tone of political debate, compromise with political opponents | Pew Research Center
Osita Nwanevu on Twitter: "This is incredible. https://t.co/O0oEisXEeJ " (Dems sick of all the fucking triangulation with evil) mon
Eschaton: Maybe This Sucky Blog Has Been Good For Something After All - This is incredible. https://t.co/O0oEisXEeJ pic.twitter.com/ro04fnHdcR (Duncan still deserves credit for being right, for years)
Ariel Edwards-Levy on Twitter: "Huh. That's interesting: "The current ratings of the [Democratic] party among Democratic leaners are as low as they have been at any point in Pew Research Center surveys conducted over the past two decades." https://t.co/MIUrLgfnMk" (because Barry fucked them over so many times)
If Dems Are So Strong, Why Is Their Polling Lead So Weak?


ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He's not the only one who had to prove his citizenship (ICEfuckers)
Top Homeland Security officials urge criminal prosecution of parents crossing border with children - The Washington Post - Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Women Describe Invasive Strip Searches on Visits to City Jails - The New York Times - The practice is prohibited, but dozens of lawsuits allege a pattern of humiliating searches of women who consented only to a pat-down. (rapist cops, no consequences because you pay their fines)
Today in the War on the 4th Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs is where civil liberties go to die, an ongoing series:


The way to perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race is to ignore discrimination on the basis of race. - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Outstanding piece by Richard Primus about the oral arguments in the Muslim ban case:


Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On - The New York Times - Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, worked hand in glove with Russia's chief legal office to thwart a Justice Department civil fraud case against a well-connected Russian firm.
Grassley says he wants to release transcripts tied to 2016 Trump Tower meeting - POLITICO - Aside from Trump Jr., the committee anticipates releasing written responses from Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin who attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower alongside the president's eldest son, son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
U.S. judge tosses Paul Manafort suit seeking to bar special counsel Mueller from bringing future charges - The Washington Post

FOIA Request - Federal Bureau of Investigation - Giulliani Leak - CREW

Fox & Friends Hurriedly Shuts Down Interview as Trump Rants About Mueller | Vanity Fair - Anchors grew visibly uncomfortable as they listened to the president undermine his own legal defense.
And Now I'm Gonna Have To Turn My Back On You - Lawyers, Guns & Money - president's Socratic dialogues with the state propaganda network are not necessarily helpful to his associates:

Will Cohen Flip? Tenuous Finances May Provide Crucial Clues - Bloomberg - Taxes, loans, and collapsing medallion values take their toll - Does he have compromising information on Trump he can trade? (hahahaha)
Court grants 90-day delay in Stormy Daniels' suit against Trump - POLITICO - because of a criminal investigation Cohen is facing, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

Republicans on House Intelligence Panel Absolve Trump Campaign in Russian Meddling - The New York Times (Nunes absolves the treason)
Schiff: GOP Blocked Dem Effort To Learn About Trump Jr. Call Ahead Of Meeting - Talking Points Memo (almost like there were things they didn't want to know about)
The new House GOP report on Russia is revealing. But not in a good way for Trump. - The Washington Post - In particular, the Democrats detailed new information that appears to shed light on what Republicans would not do in their investigation.
Rep. Devin Nunes is no longer 'safe' in his race for re-election, forecaster says (only jail would be sweeter)


For Many, Life in Trump's Orbit Ends in a Crash Landing

Michael Flynn and Son Met With Russia Ambassador Before RT Gala (shit is everywhere)
NRA gathers docs amid scrutiny over ties to Kremlin-linked banker - CNNPolitics (more shit is everywhere)

Trump is running America just like his businesses -- right into the ground

House Chaplain Was Asked to Resign. He Still Doesn't Know Why (not satanic enough, obviously)

Several White House medical unit staffers describe pressure to hand out meds - CNNPolitics

The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders - POLITICO Magazine - How a bright, competent and likable young operative became the face of the most duplicitous press operation in White House history. (two words: her dad +Christian "college")

McConnell Cements a Legacy for Trump With Reshaped Courts - Bloomberg - rapidly filling U.S. federal courts with young conservatives who will shape American law for generations to come. - "frightening" wingnuts

'Yes or no?' Pruitt can't confirm EPA studied policy effects on babies, children or pregnant women (lying slimeball)


Brian Stelter on Twitter: "Developing: "Mass firings" at @RedState today. It's about money and politics. Source says "they fired everybody who was insufficiently supportive of Trump." https://t.co/h1aBVTlFHI" (liberals silencing conservative voices, oh wait)
Trump critics fired at conservative site RedState | TheHill - RedState had often distinguished itself since 2016 as a home for Trump critics within the GOP. (purge continues, you must swear loyalty to the god-emperor)
Conservative Site RedState 'Purges' Anti-Trump Voices, Fired Writers Say - The modern conservative movement seems to have grown tired of accountability. 'Liberal tears' is the new operating principle. (conservatism is bankrupt, morally and intellectually)
'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState (bottom line: they weren't getting any clicks)


Rep. Pat Meehan resigns; will pay back $39,000 used for harassment settlement - Philly - the Delaware County Republican
GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan resigns from Congress amid ethics probe - The Washington Post

Tenney's red-meat rhetoric alarms House Republicans - The congresswoman suggested most mass shooters are Democrats and called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton (a true Trumpster) outraised by her Democratic opponent for the second quarter in a row, a sign that her hold on a moderate upstate New York district is in peril.

In Georgia, Sean Hannity is just another landlord hiking the rent
Sean Hannity: 400% rise in eviction orders since host bought Georgia apartment complex | US news | The Guardian

Coal extracted a steep price, now gas is taking WV down same path | News | wvgazettemail.com (while they defund education)


There Is No Campus Free Speech Crisis: A Close Look at the Evidence - Niskanen Center - Unsurprisingly, these debunkings have attracted some debunkings of their own. The most detailed of these was a pair of posts by Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt at the Heterodox Academy. (they invent "iGEn" of intolerant kids and lefties are the real threat when in fact liberal speech is much more likely to get you fired ...) Meanwhile, a new breed of grifters has emerged that only seem interested in campus free speech to the extent that it can be monetized, weaponized, or used to "trigger the libs." (see "liberal tears" at heart of conservatism in RedState articles) (and jfc,, see footnote 1: "Stevens and Haidt borrow the concept of iGen from a 2017 book of the same name by Jean M. Twenge, an academic psychologist. Twenge argues that the advent of the smartphone has made people born after 1995 feel fragile, weak, and insecure")


ADL regrets calling group that targets anti-Israel students Islamophobic and racist | Jewish Telegraphic Agency - to describe the Canary Mission, a group that posts blacklists of what it says are anti-Israel students on campuses. (you must swear allegiance to the racist apartheid state or we will harass you, ADL mostly ok with it) s


Opinion | When Misogynists Become Terrorists - The New York Times ... "lone wolves" ... Here's the term we should all use instead: misogynist terrorism. Until we grapple with the disdain for women that drives these mass murderers, and the way that the killers are increasingly radicalized on the internet, there will be no stopping future tragedies. (but, comment: "these people are not "misogynist terrorists." They are misogynist mass murderers or would be misogynist mass murderers. Sorry for being pedantic but there is a real and important difference in the use of these words.)
Why are Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW)? Medium
Opinion | What Do We Do With These Men? - The New York Times - The bad men are plotting their comebacks.
Men who pulled out their penises at work think people want to see more of them now

Yiannopoulos' business implodes after death of crypto-billionaire ... Matthew Mellon. But those hopes were dashed with Mellon's unexpected death from an apparent drug overdose on April 16.

In a letter to colleagues, NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw slams allegations of sexual misconduct made by Linda Vester (the rare false accusation, from an ex-Fox employee)

NBC News faces skepticism in remedying in-house sexual harassment - The Washington Post (they knew about Lauer, and fired Ann Curry instead because she said something)
Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment in Video - By Former NBC Anchor - Variety - Linda Vester had a reputation for covering tough stories. As a war correspondent for NBC News

Cliff Huxtable Was Bill Cosby's Sickest Joke (so many "America's Dads")
bill Cosby's conviction is a watershed. It also shows how hard it is to hold alleged abusers accountable ... Since late 2014, at least 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct. Some have described episodes that took place as far back as the 1960s. Andrea Constand is the only woman whose experience has led to criminal charges against Cosby (meanwhile, in NY, Cuomo protects rapists)

Former LePage adviser who resigned from White House post sues ex-wife - Portland Press Herald - David Sorensen accuses Jessica Corbett of defaming him when she accused him of domestic abuse earlier this year.


Want to know about the new White Power symbols?
Viking Ship Burials: Truly An Awesome Way To Go - The r(ev)olutionary technology of the Viking ships - A Viking laughs at Ibn Fadlan and via an interpreter tells him Arabs are fools to bury their dead because they put the best among them into the earth where worms and insects eat them where by burning the Vikings enter Paradise immediately. When a wind picks up and carries some of the ashes away the Viking laughs again and says that the wind will bear his lord to Paradise.


Claims by Joy Reid's Cybersecurity Expert Fall Apart -- the evidence provided crumbles under scrutiny (lying little gay chubby-butted bitch)
The Joy Reid controversy, from homophobic blog posts to a hacking claim, explained
The Very Specific 2006-ishness of Those Alleged Joy Reid Posts | The Nation (libs making fun of gays was a thing "on blogs" three years before Obama "evolved")


'I can't breathe': Former NFL player completely unconscious after being slammed to the ground by police - , Marrow explained that officers tried to say that he had a gun in his pocket, however, it was only a cell phone. He said that the police "knocked my teeth out, slammed me on my head and choked me out until I was unconscious. In addition I suffered a shoulder strain and a concussion' (they "feared for their lives")
A mentally ill man died after being hit 18 times with a Taser in his home. The police officers weren't charged (zap him 'til he's dead)

After using rare 'gay panic' legal defense, Austin man avoids prison time

The ingeniouis and 'dystopian' DNA technique police used to hunt the 'Golden State Killer' suspect


The best food processor
Joanna Gaines' Biscuit Recipe Is The Star Of Her 'Magnolia Table' Cookbook | HuffPost (3 sticks of butter)


r/deaf - we cannot hear! yay! (see related subreddits on right, like /r/Cochlearimplants)

Deaf people of Reddit, If you were born deaf and have never heard the English language, is your inner monologue in sign language? If not, what is it? : AskReddit (interesting comments on memory)
Deaf people of Reddit, what are some common things people unknowingly sign when they gesture with their hands while talking? : AskReddit (vagina)
Deaf grandmother teaching her grand baby sign language : gifs


What is something you will never understand? : AskReddit


Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram -- And Cashing In - Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.

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The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary. - The Washington Post - The research also has ramifications for the U.S. military, whose massive Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site sits, in part, on the atoll island of Roi-Namur -- a part of the Marshall Islands and the focus of the research. (Trump will defund "fake science")

At least 15 Injuries in Superior Explosion; No Fatalities Reported | www.WDIO.com


We are the Dutch National Police and the Public Prosecution Service. Together with International Law Enforcement Agencies we just powered off Webstresser.org. Ask Us Anything. : IAmA


Eschaton: I Do! - The right wing fantasy of London and Sweden (and Paris and wherever they decide to talk about next week) as being horror zones because a bunch of brown people live there is bigoted and also...false. It could be bigoted and true if people were as bigoted as Tucker Carlson, but it isn't. The problem with London is that too many people want to live there. Which is why one of you needs to buy me a flat. (Fucker Carlson, most intelligent commenter on TV!)



The Public, the Political System and American Democracy | Pew Research Center - Most say 'design and structure' of government need big changes
If Democrats Are Doing so Great, Why Don't They Have a Bigger Lead on Generic Ballot? | The Cook Political Report - he latest Real Clear Politics average shows Democrats with a 6.5 percent lead. The FiveThirtyEight.com average has Democrats with a 6.9 percent lead. If Democrats are cruising to victory in the fall, why does the generic not look more like it did over the summer when it showed Democrats with a double-digit lead? ... Republicans are "coming home." Even in a terrible year for the GOP, they are not going to perform much worse in the national vote than 43-44 percent. (and there you are, 44% of the country will vote for evil incarnate) Trump with a 33 percent job approval among independents, and 36 percent of independents say they will vote for a Republican in the fall.
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Raising the Ceiling, But Not the Floor, on Potential Democratic House Gains - Playing field widens even as odds of turnover don't change


In Warning to Trump, Senators Advance Bill to Protect Mueller - The New York Times
Senate panel advances bill to protect Mueller from firing, but it's unlikely to become law (Russian Mitch says "no way")

Trump says Comey 'guilty of crimes' warns DOJ he won't 'stay away' forever (he's going to arrest the Justice Dept)
In Bonkers Interview, Trump Threatens To Seize Control of Justice Department
Trump says he may change his mind on not getting involved in DoJ's Russia probe ... "witch hunt" investigation ... Trump is, on national television, making existential threats to the rule of law.
Trump's unwieldy 'Fox and Friends' interview, annotated
The 53 most stunning lines from Donald Trump's 'Fox & Friends' interview
Trump's Fox & Friends Meltdown Was Worthy of Andrew Johnson - The President Is a Few Bulbs Short of a Chandelier -- Trump melts down -- and is cut off by the hosts of -- Fox & Friends (and when that happens ...) On Thursday morning, he called in, and, over the next several minutes, had what can be gently called an "episode"

U.S. Attorney General Sessions says Mueller probe has taken on 'life of its own'

Trump's biggest problem might be the competency question (they are all totally incompetent except for taking your money and laughing) majorities of women (61 percent), seniors (58 percent), millennials (57 percent), independents (57 percent) and men (51 percent) said the Trump administration wasn't too competent or not competent at all. Even whites were split down the middle -- 50-50. (America has a stupid white people problem)

Eschaton: Bye Doctor Ronny - I guess the mystery is why he didn't get out while the going was still good -- after lawmakers went public with a torrent of accusations leveled against him by nearly two dozen current and former colleagues from the White House medical staff.
White House Withdraws Jackson Nomination for V.A. Chief Amid Criticism - The New York Times (very military head you have there, Ronny)
Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs (he could have harassed 10's of thousands at the VA instead of a dozen at the WHMC!)


F.B.I. Letter Casts Further Doubt on White House's Rob Porter Timeline


Michael Cohen to invoke Fifth Amendment right in Stormy Daniels case - The Washington Post
President Trump will personally review documents in Cohen case - ABC News - to ensure that privileged information is not revealed accidentally to the FBI or prosecutors ("personally")
Attorney Michael Avenatti hints $1.6 million abortion payout was for Trump -- not GOP donor (and heat is up on Shammitty)
Trump says Cohen 'represented me' in Stormy Daniels scandal - POLITICO
Federal prosecutors quickly cite Fox and Friends comments to help make their case on cCohen documents (his brain is always leaking)
Feds seized more than a dozen of Michael Cohen's phones

Opinion | Meet the New Boss. Actually Quite Different From the Old Boss. - The New York Times - Now, the Republican establishment, embodied in the Bush family, proud but powerless, is a relic of a past, brought to its knees by insurgent forces, not least of which is the ascendance of social media (Fox is "social media")

Top Trump Fundraiser Caught Working for Assad Ally
Diamond and Silk say under oath they weren't paid by Trump campaign; FEC filings say otherwise (oh, the old lying under oath trick!)

Eschaton: They Lie About Everything - They Lie About Everything -- Mnuchin is rich. Really really rich! Also, he does not care about the things you yokels care about because he lives in the greatest only city in the world! ... "Being a New Yorker, I don't have any interest in watching the eclipse," Mnuchin said ... As a New Yorker, he took it so seriously he had a military jet take him there. (the point being, they all lie, all the time)


How a week of triumph for Trump was convulsed by chaos and contradiction - The Washington Post - "We'reliving in a season of corruption the likes of which we haven't seen but in a banana republic. Everywhere you look you see incompetence, malfeasance, self-dealing and corruption"


U.S. business spending on equipment slowing; job market strong


House chaplain forced out by Ryan | TheHill - House Chaplain Patrick Conroy's sudden resignation has sparked a furor on Capitol Hill, with sources in both parties saying he was pushed out by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ... House chaplains, who offer an opening prayer each day the House is in session, are supposed to be nonpartisan. (will be replaced with satangelical trumpster)


Meagan Day on Twitter: "Holy shit I just saw this one, tidal wave of Arizona teachers!! #RedForEd "


Our shame: The sins of Advertiser's past laid bare for all to see - The destruction wrought by lynching was far-reaching (just a little "southern culture")


Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations - The New York Times - of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world's best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him of similar assaults against them ... three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, at the time a Temple University employee he had mentored.
Bill Cosby Found Guilty in Sexual-Assault Trial, the First Major Conviction of #MeToo Era - Cosby, 80, was accused of drugging and attacking Andrea Constand. He now faces 30 years in prison.
Cosby Guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bill Cosby's lawyer falls asleep during testimony (Cosby slipped him a few quaaludes)

Two Members of Congress Were Rumored to Be Having an Affair. He May Be the Next Speaker. She's Out of a Job

The Center For American Progress Staff Was Shocked After Neera Tanden Named The Anonymous Harassment Victim In An All-Staff Meeting - "People audibly gasped when she did that." "Neera lost the organization today, another CAP employee who was in the meeting said. "There was so much angst in that room. She outed the victim, and the subtext of every question was a lack of confidence in her leadership and ability to create trust within the organization." (yeah, she's a long-term Hillary hack and completely clueless, like Hillary, when it comes to sexual harassment)


Joy Reid's Hacking Claims Look Increasingly Unlikely (you're looking very, very gay, Joy (and stupid!) and Media Matters just lost a ton of credibility)
Lawyer: FBI Now Investigating Alleged 'Hack (someone should tell her not to lie to the FBI like she's been lying to everyone else)
The Evidence Is Not With Joy Reid - The Atlantic - claim that her blog was hacked to include homophobic posts looks implausible. (all you had to do was apologize; go home, liar, you're toast now)
Joy Reid Blog Mocked 'Chubbed-Out Shrew' Rosie O'Donnell, back 'Kick-Ass Funny' Donald Trump (lyin' Joy has a weird sense of humor)
Daily Beast Suspends Joy Reid Column Over 'Serious' Accusations About Past Homophobic Blog Posts

Kevin Williamson Continues His "Silenced In Prominent Forums": World Tour With Disingenuous Golden Oldie (fucking liar)
The Harpy: The Far Right's Ironic Snowflake Problem -- The Milo mishegas speaks to an intellectual barrenness at the core of Trump-era conservatism: Having found themselves in political power, they must manufacture a sense of powerlessness ... Also instructive in highlighting the hollow core of Trump-era conservatism is the high-profile case of Kevin Williamson.

Tina Brown says she was pitched Charlie Rose comeback show | Page Six - Disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he'll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals (called the "Asshole Redemption Tour")
Today Among Our Overcompensated and Underachieving Elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Charlie Rose was reflecting at his Long Island gulag and came up with the worst idea ever: ... It sure will be awesome when Rose and Lauer get the assignment to hector Kirsten Gillibrand about her compliance with email server management best practices, and then interview Donald Trump about Gillibrand's compliance with email server management best practices.


Search for 'Golden State Killer' Leads to Arrest of Ex-Cop
What We Know About Joseph James DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer Suspect - The New York Times - The authorities have not said how they first became aware of him. But last week, they surveilled him and surreptitiously collected his DNA from two items he had discarded
Arrest in Golden State Killer Case Shocks Suspect's Quiet Neighborhood
Relative's DNA from genealogy websites cracked East Area Rapist case, DA's office says
How a Genealogy Site Led to the Front Door of the Golden State Killer Suspect - The New York Times



I'm Not Done With Kanye -- but It's Getting Hard to Justify This (the soulless problem, see his eyes)

Hit-and-run crash deaths are rising nationwide, and pedestrians and bicyclists account for close to 70% of the victims, according to a new report, as more people cycle to work and motor-vehicle fatalities are at a near-decade-high level ... The biking virtue signaling began with hipsters and was pushed by environmentalists. But it's killing people (hello, Cambridge)


Eschaton: WeWhat - Now I think I get it - attract a bunch of money by marketing itself to investors as a some sort of new economy thing (hip millennial working spaces with Ping-Pong and beer!!!), and use that money to go long on a massive portfolio of commercial real estate leases. Then hope for the best! -- Could work. Will work for some people, as is always the case when money is sloshing around.

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Incel, the ideology behind the Toronto attack, explained - Vox
Incels hail Toronto van driver who killed 10 as a new Elliot Rodger, talk of future acid attacks and mass rapes [UPDATED] :: We Hunted The Mammoth


Eschaton: And all this science he don't understand - I am genuinely curious how the little BBs floating around his walnut brain conspired to give him what appears to be genuine affection for Rocket Man. (authoritarian bros)


Russian Novichok Developer Hospitalized Following Car Accident - after being hit by a car.


Alfie Evans: police issue warning over online abuse of medical staff | UK news | The Guardian


Expelled spies included Russians suspected of tracking compatriots resettled in US - CNNPolitics


Millennials blame boomers for ruining their lives - Axios - the generational divide could turn into political rivalry as the generations compete for limited tax dollarRecent reports suggest intriguing possibilities for where the investigation is going.
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The Media Doesn't Have To Blow The Next Election

In Trump's first year, FISA court denied record number of surveillance orders -- More surveillance orders were denied during President Donald Trump's first year in office than in the court's history (oh, so that means ...)


What's Robert Mueller' s next big move? Here are 9 possibilities. Recent reports suggest intriguing possibilities for where the investigation is going.
Robert Mueller's Last Resort


Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump's 2016 campaign, new documents show ... The information raises fresh questions about how closely the Trump campaign vetted staff members and whether Manafort and Gates told officials about their interactions with the FBI comment: "So 3 of Trump's closest campaign advisers have been under investigation for years for their ties to Russian intelligence. Plus whatever Stone was up to with Wikileaks.We know, based on Mueller indictments, that Russian intelligence had deployed active measures to interfere in the election.

Trump's Budget Director Admits He Spoke Only To Lobbyists Who Paid Him - Mick Mulvaney has been criticized for his cozy ties to the financial industry.

New Allegations Emerge Against Ronny Jackson as White House Digs In - The New York Times (Fuckabee says he's "impeccable")
VA nominee Ronny Jackson faces explosive new allegations of drinking, wrecking government vehicle - The Washington Post


HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies - The Washington Post
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple rent on poor people



Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P. - The New York Times - The vast majority of evangelical Christians are digging in for Mr. Trump, despite accusations by a pornographic film star and a Playboy playmate that he had separate affairs with them shortly after his wife, Melania Trump, gave birth to their son. Those controversies, paired with the multiple women who accused him of groping them before the election and his own boasts of sexual aggressions, have highlighted the unyielding support of a political bloc that once put moral behavior at the center of its political judgment ... white evangelical approval for Mr. Trump at its highest level ever: 75 percent. Only 22 percent said they had an unfavorable view of the president. (SATANgelicals for the Antichrist)


Ronan Farrow: Hillary Clinton Tried to Cancel Interview Because I Was Reporting on Weinstein Story | Mediaite


A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It. - The New York Times - The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday -- in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.


Arizona Special Election Results: Eighth House District - The New York Times ("Handmaid's Tale" Trent Franks' district, Debbie Lesko, Rethug, wins, 53% to 47% for Hiral Tipirneni, Dem)
Another Special Election, Another Really Bad Sign For The GOP | FiveThirtyEight - The Republican won in Arizona's 8th District, but not by as much as she should have - The area has traditionally been extremely Republican, having voted for John McCain by 22 points in 2008, Mitt Romney by 25 points in 2012, and President Trump by 21 points in 2016.
Republicans Hold On To Arizona House Seat That Trump Won In A Landslide | HuffPost - But the GOP had to spend over $1.2 million to keep control of the once-safe seat. Although Donald Trump won the suburban Phoenix district by 21 percentage points (Lesko won by 5)


Don Blankenship, West Virginia Candidate, Lives Near Las Vegas and Mulled Chinese Citizenship - The New York Times (perfect)

Louisiana GOP pushes back on anti-bestiality bill over fears it could undo sodomy ban | TheHill (better to fuck a few animal than to let gay people have sex - or anal in general, for that matter)


Megyn Kelly's Spectacular Failure Can No Longer Be Denied
New Report Claims NBC's $69 Million Gamble on Megyn Kelly's Show Is Bruising Other NBC Shows ... "Andrew Lack made the mistake with Megyn Kelly [from the beginning] with the decision to hire her to an anachronistic celebrity contract in the mistaken belief that star quality could turn into ratings gold." ... Megyn Kelly is her own caricature, and I guess it's going to take a $69 million hit for NBC to realize that. (she's tanking the whole morning viewership)


Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount - The New York Times
Joy Reid Claims Newly Discovered Homophobic Posts From Her Blog Were 'Fabricated' (by the napkin-loving gay mafia, she said +obsessive homophobic much, Joy? ... and hates gay Rachel ... and gay marriage ... and left lefties)
MSNBC's Joy Reid Claims Her Website Was Hacked and Bigoted Anti-LGBT Content Added, a Bizarre Story Liberal Outlets Ignore ... In 2012, the Democratic Party officially changed its position on LGBT equality when Barack Obama "evolved" and announced his support for gay marriage, which he had previously opposed ... December apology ... But the last 24 hours have changed the Joy Reid situation considerably. Last week, the same left-wing Twitter user (Jamie Maz) who first unearthed Reid's anti-gay tweets about Crist unearthed far more toxic, bigoted, and vicious anti-gay articles that appeared to be from Reid's old blog. Reid has removed her blog from the internet, so Maz found the articles using the "Wayback Machine." (dumb, and dumber, never occured to her) somehow, nefarious disinformation agents managed to hack not her blog (which is now deleted), but rather the Wayback Machine and its digital archive. They penetrated the Wayback Machine and then, according to Reid, added some anti-gay content.
Addressing Recent Claims of "Manipulated" Blog Posts in the Wayback Machine
LGBTQ Group Rescinds Award For Joy Reid After Homophobic Blog Posts Revealed | Mediaite
Joy Reid on Twitter: "Nobody tell her about the wayback machine... "
Media Matters Says No Boycott for Joy Reid, Blasts 'Right-Wing Chicanery' ... Reid has denied writing many of the old posts and said the Internet Archive's Wayback Mahine -- which documented Reid's old blog -- had been compromised. (really, MM?)

alicublog: PUBLISH MY THESIS, LIBS! - This essay is short by Kevin Williamson standards, but let me boil it down still further for those of you who wish to limit their contact (and I'll keep it short because I'm sick of writing about this asshole):

Peter Thiel Has Dropped His Plans to Buy Gawker | Mediaite - it is possible that he ended his pursuit of the website in order to dodge a possible lawsuit. (they held up a mirror)


Video shows Port Authority commissioner telling cops 'You may shut the fuck up! ... Flashing her commissioner's gold badge and boasting of her influence during a routine traffic stop involving her daughter, Caren Z ... Tenafly Police released a video Tuesday revealing just why Turner abruptly resigned last week as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (and had to turn in her gold badge) Turner, 60, a Democratic lobbyist who served as the ethics chair of the powerful bi-state agency. (career over)


Arrest in Golden State Killer Case: 'The Answer Has Always been in Sacramento' - Joseph James DeAngelo, 72 ... The Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker ... 12 murders, 45 rapes, 120 burglaries (NYT takes 12 paragraphs to tell you he's an ex-cop)
Michelle McNamara Hunted, and Was Haunted by, the Golden State Killer - The New York Times

A True-Crime Mystery From the 1950s, Fueled by Racism and Corruption - The New York Times


My Best Friend's Worst Betrayal - A reader tries to process her sexual assault by person who supposedly knew her -- and all her vulnerabilities -- better than anyone ... We were both drinking

Children of Anti-Vaxxers who grew up and got yourselves vaccinated, what's your story? How did your parents take it? [Serious]

Eschaton: A Meeting Of The Big Banks - For some reason, in 2018, our customers still can't quite figure out why transferring money electronically is not only not instantaneous, but can take some ambiguous amount of time for reasons only known to us. They are resorting to using "apps" on their "phones" to bypass the excellent services that we provide for them at low low prices with our always trustworthy brands. How about we...innovate in this space? We will calls it Zelle. The kids will love that! Zelle.


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What we know about Alek Minassian, alleged driver in deadly Toronto van attack | CBC News - A profile on social networking site LinkedIn identifies Minassian as a student at Seneca College in North York - Ten people were killed and 15 injured (not a Muslim, probably an "incel")
After Toronto attack, online misogynists praise suspect as 'new saint' == Online communities of men are celebrating -- and committing -- acts of violence
Toronto mass-murder suspect Alek Minassian linked to incel rebellion and praise for misogynistic killer Elliot Rodger | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

NRA out-raised gun control groups one month after Parkland | McClatchy Washington Bureau (gunsters love mass killings)
Broward sheriff's deputies cowered behind cars, tree with Parkland shooter believed in school : news

Laser jammer Range Rover driver who gave police the finger is handed an eight-month prison sentence - North Yorkshire Police | North Yorkshire Police - made rude gestures as he drove past police safety cameras has been jailed ... and banned from driving for a year for perverting the course of justice. (America could use one of those laws)


Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek - It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image (and then they lied, of course, "who, us?")


pPlayful dominance' : The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron

Eschaton: Fuck Greyhound - There was some ambiguity about whether Greyhound did or did not have a choice in the matter given that our "border" goes all the way to Missouri, but apparently not. -- Border Patrol officers routinely board buses without a warrant, without specific people they're targeting, up to 100 miles from the border -- and ask passengers for their papers. Greyhound, the nation's largest intercity bus line, lets the Border Patrol do it and doesn't plant to stop. -- You don't have to give a crap about immigrants and racism (I do!) to not want your bus boarded by a bunch of thugs demanding your papers, especially in a country where most people don't have, or certainly don't carry, any papers. (today, in Trumpmerica)
Greyhound Is Choosing To Let Border Patrol Demand Its Passengers' Papers | HuffPost - The ACLU says it's consenting to warrantless searches it could refuse. (Trump doesn't need no steenking warrents)

James Fallows on the Reinvention of America - The Atlantic - Americans don't realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.

y Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: "The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor" - Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment -- and President Nancy Pelosi (because all the Republicans are crooked) The November elections are the most important American elections since the Civil War, and I'm including 1932 ... there's no good ending. If Trump is removed by impeachment or by the voters, whether in a Republican primary or a general election, I know what he will do. He's already told us what he will do by his actions. Trump will spend the rest of his days fomenting violence and revolution in this country.


Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump's Moscow Nights ("I never spent the night in Russia with those prostitutes!")
false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller -- James Comey says the president told him that he never spent the night in Moscow in 2013, but flight records, social media and his bodyguard's testimony show otherwise. (Satan always lies)
Miss Universe 2013 Host Thomas Roberts Confirms: Trump Stayed Overnight in Moscow - won't say if he has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Comey Has Brought On Former U.S. Attorney Pat Fitzgerald As One Of His Lawyers
Sales Figures for Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty' Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers - has dominated headlines for more than a week, and became an instant blockbuster, selling more than 600,000 copies in all formats during its first week on sale.

Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov't report finds

Pompeo Discussed Rapture at CIA | TYT Network - introduction of overtly religious behavior into the workplace, including Rapture references. "He is intolerant of anyone who is a fundamentalist Christian." Congressional disclosure forms show that Pompeo has claimed a "special interest" in Israel (he tried to make the CIA "born again" because it's "politics until the rapture" and they are even worse people than you think, and oh look! Ron Dermer and J Street)

How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out - The New York Times - In inquiries on Benghazi and Russia and beyond, the California congressman has displayed a deep mistrust of the expert consensus on reality (anti-reality Trump loves the little Russian)

"It's Over" : How the WikiLeaks Emails Were Handled (Hillary had a talent for historical misjudgments)
Nick Confessore on Twitter: "E-mails separately stolen from the DNC revealed party officials' disdain for Bernie Sanders's and some evidence of efforts to sabotage his campaign--as well as an unprecedented inside look at the privileges of the elite Democratic donor class."

Eschaton: What's It All About Then - Oh. -- Just In: 2 sources confirm to @nancycordes and @edokeefe Sen Vet Affairs Comm is reviewing allegations against Ronny Jackson which include a hostile work environment, excessive drinking on the job and improperly dispensing meds.
VA nominee drunkenly banged on female employeee's door during overseas trip, sources say
Ronny Jackson's VA nomination on the rocks -- His confirmation hearing may be postponed as senators weigh potentially new negative information about the Veteran Affairs secretary nominee (only the best crooked drunken abusive harassers!)
Democrats reviewing allegations against VA nominee Ronny Jackson - CBS News - , in light of stories about the nominee told by current or former White House medical staff.
Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson to head Veterans Affairs, White House officials told - The Washington Post ("Trump will live to be 200!" "He's bigly fit!")


Poll: Coal baron Blankenship fading in W.Va. Senate primary - POLITICO - The formerly imprisoned GOP candidate has been attacked heavily by groups aligned with Washington Republicans.

The Renegade Sheriffs | The New Yorker - A law-enforcement movement that claims to answer only to the Constitution ("sovereign sheriffs")

Colorado: "legislators threatens jail time for any educator caught "directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing, ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer" : news


Colbert Proves Trump Wrong With A Single Photo | HuffPost (Maggie Haberputz and Trump's THUMB! tells you all you need to know about NYT's "objectivity")


Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer -- Shell company tied to the Fox News host bought homes through Jeff Brock, who was charged in 2016 with fraud and conspiracy for his role in a scheme to rig auctions on foreclosed properties (crookied Seanitty!)


People who believe the US is entitled to special treatment became more likely to endorse conspiratorial patterns of thinking over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. According to new research with 1,685 Americans, collective narcissism predicted a strengthening of conspiracy thinking. : science


Inside The Divisive Fight Over How A Top Progressive Think Tank Handled Sexual Harassment - "All of this to say, I surely expected better out of an organization that housed a national campaign on sexual assault." ... The Center for American Progress, the politics and policy hub for the Democratic establishment, has put out four different policy proposal papers on handling sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as data on how pervasive the issue is "across all industries." The organization's president, Neera Tanden, has vehemently criticized Republicans for their reaction to the accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. But only an hour after the Access Hollywood tape was made public, top officials at CAP received an exit memo from a young woman who'd just quit detailing the sexual harassment she experienced from Benton Strong, a manager on her team -- harassment, she wrote, that management already knew about -- and how she faced retaliation for reporting it ... Tanden refusted ...'Neera's approach was maybe we can start hosting brown bags with HR so people will feel more comfortable coming out and doing things. So they had almost a do-nothing approach. ... They said they would think about things that [the union brought up], and that was essentially it,"





Opinion | Hope in Arizona - The New York Times - On Tuesday, there's a special election in Arizona's Eighth Congressional District, which Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points ... to replace Trent Franks, the abortion opponent who resigned amid reports that he tried to create his own personal version of "The Handmaid's Tale" by pressuring female employees to serve as gestational surrogates ... This time, a Democrat named Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician and first-time political candidate, is running against a Republican state senator, Debbie Lesko. Though Lesko is expected to win, some polls show the race in a dead heat, and Republicans have spent more than $1 million on the campaign. (+AZ rethug dimbulbs cutting education for decades)

Report: Rep. Martha McSally alleges sexual abuse as teen by coach - McSally, a Tucson Republican who is running in Arizona's GOP primary to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a story published Monday the alleged sexual abuse happened when she was a senior in high school ... "I was freaking out that he would get me pregnant" (so, naturally, she's an anti-birth control Catholic Republican)


American Airlines: Police use stun gun on unruly passenger at Miami airport - The Washington Post - "What is the reason you're removing me from this plane?' Garcia yelled. "Well, you just assaulted a lady, for one," someone replied. "You're a racist, for two." (sounds like another "sovereign citizen")

Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members - A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course ... Thompson said the man from the second hole, identified as former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister, his son, club co-owner Jordan Chronister and several other white, male employees approached the remaining two women and said they took too long of a break and they needed to leave the course ... The women argued they took an appropriate break, and that the men behind them were still on their beer break and not ready to tee off, as seen in a video Thompson gave the newspaper (Steve Chronister, famous on the internets for all eternity for being a fucking racist asshole)


John Avlon's Daily Beast is Buzzing | Mediaite - more than four years since John Avlon -- the former columnist and ubiquitous cable news commentator -- took the reins of the Daily Beast from Tina Brown ... In 2013, Avlon replaced Brown, whose success reinventing Vanity Fair and The New Yorker belied her inability to make a digital outlet whir ... and a spate of recent high-profile political and national security scoops have vaulted the Daily Beast to the top of the digital news heap.


Morning Mediawire: The Pulitzer-laden researcher embedded in the Post newsroom | Poynter - Alice Crites -- One Pulitzer can make a career. Two can make a legend. Library-trained researcher Alice Crites has been a part of a half-dozen Pulitzer teams



From Cursing To Murder, Facebook Opens Up About The Site's 'Community Standards' | HuffPost ... "community standards" for what people can post. But only a relatively brief and general version was publicly available, while it had a far more detailed internal document to decide when individual posts or accounts should be removed. (so you don't really know, of course, Zuckerfuckerberged again)

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The Trump Administration Wants To Nationalize the Coal Industry - time for Inside Climate News to start delivering the bad news by the truckload again.

Waffle House Shooter's Dad Gave His Son His AR-15 After Authorities Took It Away - I don't Understand Gun Culture and I Never Will -- The father of the alleged Waffle House shooter gave his son''s AR-15 back to him after authorities took it away. (it's your 2nd Amendment right to be a mass killer)
Waffle House murder suspect captured : news
Waffle House shooting: Manhunt continues for suspect Travis Reinking, Nashville police say - The Washington Post

10 dead, 15 hurt as van mows down pedestrians along Yonge St.; suspect named | The Star - Alleged driver of the vehicle is Alek Minassian, according to a police source.


Wedding Is Hit by Airstrike in Yemen, Killing More Than 20 - The New York Times - carried out by the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen, killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens of others, including the groom, Yemeni officials said Monday. (repeating Obama's tactics)


Net neutrality is officially dead. Now what? - The FCC has taken the final step in erasing the 2015 rules protecting the internet. : technology (not really/yet)


America is still unprepared for a Russian attack on our elections - The Washington Post (Trump says Putin is his friend, would never do something like that)
Trump ramps up personal cell phone use - CNNPolitics (every call is shared with Putin)

How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents -- seven agents times six perpetrators times three projectiles. Subtracting the seven agents from 126 leaves 119 extra "assaults" (nice math, fuckers)

John Bolton chaired anti-Muslim think tank - Gatestone advocacy group's content is part of echo chamber that includes Russian media (asshole always looks "furious")

Opinion | Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp - The New York Times
Love him or hate him, Jeff Sessions is why Mueller's Russia probe is still on track

Watch President Trump repeat Fox News talking points (from one empty head to another, Hannity is a crooked Russian agent)

Ronny Jackson allegations threaten to upend nomination - CNNPolitics - allegations related to improper conduct in various stages of his career, two sources said. (why Trump liked him so much)


Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years says the evidence shows 'he is a traitor'

The Republican Party in 2018 In One Paragraph - Lawyers, Guns & Money
GOP candidates are now mimicking Trump's authoritarianism. That's omihnous ... in West Virginia, GOP Senate primary candidate Don Blankenship is running an ad that says "We don't need to investigate our president. We need to arrest Hillary Lock her up! ... all three have cast aspersions on the Mueller probe. One called it a "fishing expedition," and another climed: "Nothing's been turned up except that Hillary Clinton is the real guilty party here" The question all this raises is whether there is a large swath of GOP primary voters who are fully prepared to march behind Trump into full-blown authoritarianism (yes)

CNN panel pounds Kellyanne Conway's 'bizarre' overreaction to questions about her husband's tweets (raging Fuckway is always the victim)

Porn star says Stormy Daniels telling the truth about alleged Trump threat - ABC News - Jessica Drake, an adult-film star who claims she refused a $10,000 offer to have sex with Donald Trump after meeting him at a Lake Tahoe golf event in 2006 ... (yeah, you read that right, but he's a good born-again Christian)

MSNBC panel mocks 'welfare queen' Sean Hannity for using Obama's housing aid programs to build real estate empire - Fox News Sean Hannity was outed Sunday for having vast real estate holdings, including properties that take government money for HUD approved housing. It was those $90 million in holdings that were outed by the investigation into Michael Cohen.
Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's s property empire -- has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing, a fact he did not mention when interviewing Ben Carson last year


Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data - The New York Times - Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who was hired by Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, defended his role in the data collection on Sunday -- "never heard a word" of objection from Facebook (Zuckerfuck lies a lot)

The Republicans'Desperate Obsession With Nancy Pelosi - the star of GOP attack ads because the party has no other choice. (they hate competent non-crooked women, basically)

The Myth of Trump's Unparalleled GOP Support -- Conservative lawmakers fear the president's base -- but should they? - According to Gallup, Trump's approval rating among Republicans is currently at 85 percent. This is certainly respectable, but hardly unique. In April 2002, George W. Bush boasted a 98 percent approval rating among Republicans (Trump needs a war)

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

Inside One of America's Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio (Cuomo is a crooked dick)
Utahns less than enthused by plywood Michiganian & Bay Stater who wants to be their senator - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Utah's health care debate took an unexpected turn at the State Capitol, where a lawmaker who is also a doctor argued that access to health care can be a bad thing. ... Gun's don't kill people, hospitals do! ... "After crunching the numbers, researchers have determined that access to my medical services is one of the biggest risks facing my patients."

'She's a lucky duck' : GOP implodes again for McCaskill - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is up for reelection. And, like clockwork, the Republican Party of Missouri is in complete turmoil again ... "[Greitens] is jeopardizing the whole Republican Party of Missouri" (she can count on crooked Republicans)

Eschaton: Democrats In Red Places - One thing I think people are regularly confused about is just what kind of opposition such politicians face. There's a tendency to say (by reporters, bad consultants, pundits, etc.) that such Democrats have to be more "moderate" to win. Ok, that might be true for some issues, but it often isn't true about a lot of them ... What really happens is that the Chamber of Commerce basically says, "if you vote for free ponies for all, we will spend a lot of money telling voters that you love Muslims and have 'San Francisco values' (whatever that means)." So those politicians vote down the Free Ponies bill, and sage pundits observe that, well, of course they did, because voters in West Virginia hate free ponies and much prefer tax cuts for rich people. After all, West Virginia is a red state!


Damon Linker Freaks Out about Scott - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Greg Sargent on Twitter: "This, from @LemieuxLGM, is a very good takedown of the argument that winning in 2016 should have been a cakewalk for Hillary Clinton: https://t.co/IZz9JydbeK cc @DamonLinker @amychozick" (Clinker fails)


Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class - The New York Times - In recent years, though, the ranks of state and local employees have languished even as the populations they serve have grown. They now account for the smallest share of the American civilian work force since 1967 (Republicans dismantling America to give all the monies to the riches and they espeically hate education)
Eschaton: The Lifestyles Of The Megarich - 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, five living rooms/lounges, five staircases, three kitchens, two libraries/studies, two workout rooms, two elevator -- and a huge ballroom.


Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama: What's open, what's closed for state holiday | AL.com (Treason in Defense of Slavery Day!)

Nich 'hey how bout less nazis?' DiCaprio on Twitter: "Editor: "Uh we don't want to publish this article that says blacks are genetically inferior, sorry." Republicans: https://t.co/538vDvCp3c"

Police use anti-KKK law to arrest people protesting neo-Nazis - many of the demonstrators wore masks to avoid being identified and threatened by white power groups (racist KKK cops)

Brave Conservative Writers Are Punished By The New York Times, Which Gives Them Columns - Out on the weekend, where the conservative persecution complex knows no bounds.
'I Don't Like to Be Called a Nazi' - New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet (then don't hire them, you fucking nazi)
"We Did Nothing Wrong Ever," The Ballad of Dean Baquet ... reminiscent of the Assange/Greenwald theory that it doesn't count as supporting Trump if you support Trump based on a zero-dimensional Hungry Hungry Hippos theory that more right-wing presidents will produce more left-wing results because of the veto power Article I gives Uncle Sams on stilts over all legislative enactments and actions of the executive and judicial branches ... "Baquet seems strongly committed to the doctrine of Editorial Infallibility"

'Nazi scrum get out!' : Watch entire New York bar chant at Milo Yiannopoulos until he leaves ... picking the wrong bar -- one where members of the New York chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America had just finished a meeting.


(4) Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter: "That explains a few things. " - Which is hilarious because the sort of people who go on about this all the time, like Ian or PJW are objectively not the turbo chads they clearly think they are ("turbo chad")
Urban Dictionary: turbo chad
Study Finds Smiling Men are Less Attractive to Women | Psychology Today - Women find men less attractive when they smile compared to when they take on swaggering or brooding poses, a Canadian study has found. In contrast, men find women more attractive when they smile, and least attractive when they look proud and confident. (men want submissive women, women want macho guys)


Outrade growing over black woman's arrest in Alabama Waffle House by white police officers (racist fucking copsters)
All-Too-Familiar Video Shows White Police Officers Pinning Down a Young Black Woman in a Waffle House


Incredible feat by chess player Andrew Tang who managed to beat the chess AI LeelaChessZero in a bullet game (only 15 seconds per player) : videos


Reddit Lawn-shame sign: Dr. Green drops gimmick after outrage - The Washington Post
Company put an advertisement in our yard without permission, shaming us for our lawn quality I guess? : assholedesign

Socially adept people of Reddit, What are some mistakes you see socially awkward people making? : AskReddit

The Waffle House shooting suspect thought Taylor Swift was stalking him and showed other signs of delusion : news
Schizophrenics of Reddit; What is the scariest hallucination (visually or audibly) that you have ever experienced? : AskReddit

Redditors who have had major health issues - what small symptom should you have looked into earlier? : AskReddit

Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother : news

What subreddit deserves more attention than it gets? : AskReddit

What moment in your life did you think to yourself, "Yeah, this person isn't my friend anymore?"

Eschaton: They Could Win By Winning - The perpetual fantasy is that some inexpensive neato technology comes along and solves the supposed "last mile problem" (which I am sick of hearing about, because it takes 20 minutes to walk a damn mile and the last mile problem is more of a last 5 miles problem usually so...). Even with this, nobody ever does the damn math ... The group of "people who live in the suburbs but don't own cars and yet can afford an extra taxi ride home every day" is...not very large. (math is very hard for reporters, as is "thinking")

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Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections | HuffPost (rebrands it as Death to the Earth Day)
She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To Be More "Balanced" (="lie more")
A Sunday Sermon, Straight from 1947 - Lawyers, Guns & Money "DDT is good for me-e-e" - feed your babies pesticide

Texas students walk out of classes, continuing momentum of gun violence protests | The Texas Tribune - Thousands of Texas students walked out of their classes Friday morning to protest ongoing gun violence in America.
2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed at Wickliffe hotel, police say | cleveland.com - by her mother ... handling the gun when it went off and a bullet struck the girl in the chest. ("handling")
Ohio mother accidentally shoots and kills 2-year-old daughter : news
4 killed at Tennessee Waffle House as police search for seminude suspect - CNN
1 dead, 6 others hurt in Waffle House shooting : news
James Shaw Jr. was identified as the hero who helped stop the Waffle House shooter this morning. He says he doesn't feel like a hero, which is exactly what you'd expect a real hero to say


AP Analysis: Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital - A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

A Shadowy War's Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust (Trump rewards 9/11 Saudi terrorists)

There are many ways for democracy to fail - The Washington Post - Caruana Galizia was a Maltese journalist who wrote about corruption and money laundering in a country that had turned a blind eye to it - Criminals as well as legitimate businessmen from around the world essentially park their planes at the Valletta airport and then exchange suitcases full of cash for the right to live, and to keep their money, inside the European Union.


I wrote a TV show about police corruption and was nearly prosecuted for sedition - Ian Trethowan, the BBC director general was summoned to the Home Office by the minister John Harris who was spitting mad, demanding to know why the broadcaster was making drama masquerading as documentary.


Is Facebook's Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News? - "faced" a question about Facebook's latest scandal: The company had sent a letter to The Guardian threatening a lawsuit if the newspaper published a massive report on the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytic (Zuckerfucking the truth) Ms. Brown said, with a Southern lilt in her voice ... Ms. Brown, who became a school-choice activist with close ties to conservative politics after her TV career (charter schools!) This month, Hollywood Reporter named Ms. Brown one of this year's 5 most powerful New York media figures. (4th place, far ahead of Hannity and Maggie doesn't even make the list) Ms. Brown was born into a tight-knit Catholic family in 1968 in Ferriday, La., population about 5,000. Her father, a local politician and state insurance commissioner, once served a prison stint for lying to the F.B.I. during an investigation related to an insurance company. (and it gets worse after that ...)



Seth Abramson on Twitter: "(THREAD) As the Trump-Russia investigation moves into its next stage, America must change the way we think about and talk about the investigation. This *isn't* just a news story anymore, and that means media and non-media alike need a paradigm shift. I hope you'll read and share. https://t.co/fMVc5gUSBe" (1. there are no Trump-Russia "experts" 2. if they haven't mastered the timeline in all its complexity they don't know shit 3. "presidential historians and white-collar prosecutors" dont' know shit 4. America is facing an evolutionary challnege equal to the great depression 5. our understanding of these issues requires new ways of thinking/paradigm shift 5. and presently sucks because "experts")

Seth Abramson on Twitter: "Joe Scarborough Calls Trump Presidency "A Publicity Stunt Gone Wildly Wrong" This is some scathing stuff. Wow. https://t.co/gSTU2xPOLI"

Trump official won't rule out fireing Mueller - Trump's legislative affairs director said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has moved outside the sphere of his original investigation into election meddling ... Marc Short (is a bald lizard)
White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein - The Boston Globe (and if you believe that, see above)

Seth Abramson on Twitter: "Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said today that she "didn't see Michael Cohen as being a major figure" in the Trump-Russia investigation. And that's all you need to know about how much of a sham Congress' Trump-Russia investigation is. Cohen is at the very heart of the allegations. https://t.co/Fnu1i6GI89" (little Susie looking pretty pro-ruskie)

NYT Reporter Hits Back At Trump, Says She Knows Who The 'Drunk/Drugged-Up Loser' Is | HuffPost - Maggie Haberman believes Trump is too intimidated by Roger Stone to talk about him that way ... likely former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg ... Haberman also added a bit of new information from her reporting, revealing that one source told her that Trump is "abusive to everyone" (it's almost like America elected an crazy raging asshole for Pres)
Maggie Haberman on Twitter: "A few things - Trump is referring to @NunbergSam in his tweet. He's too aware of what Stone could do to him to be that direct. Also, Trump has been abusive to all his staffers at various points, but continues to greet @CLewandowski_ better than most

Trump dogged by a string of legal battles, including DNC lawsuit

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Warns Trump: Evidence DVD Is 'Locked and Loaded' (master sound-biter at work )

Trump Presidency Is Taking The Luster Off Trump Tower | HuffPost - The high-rise with the stunning views of Central Park has become a money trap for some residents. For one man, it became a fire trap, too.

Ivana Trump tells all about Donald being president and her Donald Jr.'s cheating - thinks Vanessa will 'have a problem' finding a new man ... (cheating Don Jr "not happy" Vanessa DTMF)

Redditor uncovers blatant spin in a highly upvoted article about Fox News - and that the news org is owned by Jared Kushner : bestof (Kushfuck)

Before dying, Barbara Bush said she would miss George but was going to 'a beautiful place' (the same place as her "beautiful mind')

Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People - The New York Times

Trump challenges Native Americans' historical standing -- Tribes say they should be exempt from Medicaid work requirements.

Theater Criticism Coverage of Politics Turns People's Minds Into Mush - Lawyers, Guns & Money - his excerpt from Amy Chozick's book is a whiplash-inducing combination of courageous self-reflection and pure undistilled Clinton Rules. To state the obvious, the idea that 2016 was the "most winnable election" in modern history is absolutely insane.


Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary - CNNPolitics - After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed ... . Romney came in a close second with 49.12%.
Eschaton: Poor Mittens - I admit I can barely remember...how did he win the 2012 primary?

New poll puts Missouri Gov. Greitens' approval rating at 37 percent (100% of evangelical Christian approve of criminal blackmailing lying sex abuser)


Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules | Texas | Dallas News - "revenge porn" law ... The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals said the law is unconstitutional because it's too broad and infringes on free speech, The Texas Tribune reported. (because women post revenge pics of their boyfriend's dicks all the time)



Militarized Cops At Tiny Georgia Neo-Nazi Rally Arrest Counterprotesters For Wearing Masks | HuffPost - A heavily militarized police force of some 400 officers aggressively patrolled a small neo-Nazi rally in this city 40 miles southwest of Atlanta on Saturday and arrested about 10 counterprotesters, many for the crime of wearing a mask. Police officers arrived before the rally began and approached a group of about 50 anti-fascist protesters. (so, eight times more cop fuckers than anti-nazis)
Police point weapons at anti-Nazi protestors at a Nazi rally in Newnan, GA on April 21st, 2018 : pics



Democrats say looser marijuana laws attract young voters, and some Republicans are catching on - The Washington Post

Nuggets, a 5-minute animation about addiction : videos
The how and why of heroin addiction. - YouTube
Nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use | Daily Mail Online - Cannabis is responsible for 91% of drug addiction cases involving teenagers -- Skunk - high-potency herbal cannabis - causing more people to seek treatment - Backs up research that skunk is having detrimental impact on mental health (where is Harry Anslinger when you need him?)
Skunk Cannabis: Top 10 Facts About The Drug - Despite media reports about an increase in psychosis or schizophrenia among users, scientists have found difficulty in proving a clear link between the two ... . The penalty for possession is up to five years in prison, while dealing the drug will see you landed with a sentence of up to 14 years.
Wikileaf: Skunk #1 Marijuana Strain Information - Skunk #1 is very beneficial on a variety of medical disorders. In small doses it has shown to be beneficial against psychiatric symptoms, pain, asthma, glaucoma, in average does beneficial against nausea and vomiting, anorexia, autoimmune diseases and spasticity and in high doses it can help with movement disorders.

Eschaton: Can't Trust - The "Windrush scandal" - important in itself of course - also demonstrates that the Tories can't be trusted by the EU at a time when securing the rights of current EU residents of the UK (and, people in the UK seem to forget, the rights of UK residents in the EU) is an important matter in the Brexit negotiations. (and Theresa May is a terrible fake human being)



Watch this judge brutally berate a woman in a wheelchair. The woman died. The judge has quit. | Miami Herald - Judge Merrillee Ehrlich has resigned, (Broward County FL elected shithole)


The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations : videos


What is the worst case of "I know better than my doctor" you've ever heard of? : AskReddit
Doctors of Reddit, what's the weirdest case of someone self-diagnosing, and it being correct? : AskReddit

[Serious] What is the most disrespectful thing a guest ever did in your home? : AskReddit


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As seas rise, Pilgrim mulls moving its nuclear waste to higher ground - The Boston Globe
Evidence that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic | Scientific Reports


Eschaton: These People - May is a xenophobic racist with Little England fantasies but hopefully shame will cause her to do the right thing. (kicking out the "Windrush" generation because their skin wasn't Brit enough)


I've seen inside the digital propaganda machine. And it's dark in there (as dark as Mark Zuckerberg's AI soul)
Techno-Fundamentalism Can't Save You, Mark Zuckerberg (promises to get an AI brain transplant)
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match - The New York Times


Mitch Daniels: We won't know how foolish we look until a long time from now ... fallacy of "presentism" through which the values, mores and conventions of the present day are used to judge, almost always harshly and sanctimoniously, our predecessors ... principal tributaries are a lack of knowledge and a deficient capacity for empathy. (oh, Republicans!) (justice in the comments:) "Before the Sept. 11 attacks, Daniels and other officials took great pains to insist that, despite the tax cuts, the Bush administration would never need to dip into surplus Social Security funds to fund government operations ... (anti-abortion gov of Stupidiana before Pence)


Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border - The New York Times (ICE racist fuckers fucking poor people)
Is it a coincidence that Trump uses the language of white supremacy? - The Washington Post -- "There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept," (rmember the "four kids a year" anti-Muslim white terrorist militia meme?)


Eschaton: If I Did It - Every day Trump basically tweets something like, "They don't have the proof, yet!" and has no idea how guilty that makes him seem even though I don't know precisely what he's guilty of. (his brain is constantly leaking)

Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump's world, now poses threat to it


Donald Trump Rips New York Times Reporter, Denies Michael Cohen Will 'Flip' | HuffPost - "Sorry, I don't see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!" ... "a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don't have anything to do with ..."

Trump's rage at Mueller is increasingly delusional. But it's even worse than that (the law has never applied to the criminal Trumpster)


The confidence man - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This amazing story from the WAPO documents what future historians, assuming there are any, should classify as the Trump Lie. The Trump Lie is a lie so outrageous that it ends up fooling even people who are well aware it's a lie because of its sheer shamelessness and audacity. (Forbes 400 scam) But his confident deceptions were so big that they had an unexpected effect: Instead of believing that they were outright fabrications, my Forbes colleagues and I saw them simply as vain embellishments on the truth. We were so wrong.


It's Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is An FBI Director Who Won't Tamper With Elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Pressure to Release Comey Memos May Have Backfired on G.O.P. - The New York Times (the party of stupid and evil)
Jackie Speier on Twitter: "Thanks @HouseGOP for urging release of the Comey memos! Oddly you've proved Comey's consistency and bolstered arguments for obstruction of justice and collusion. Perhaps finish the job and call for the release @POTUS's taxes next week?"

Seth Abramson on Twitter: "This needs to stop and soon " ... Russia: Trump invited Putin the the White House (for a victory tour)

Under attack, the FBI becomes a partisan battleground - The Washington Post

Seth Abramson on Twitter: "(2) How insane does a political campaign have to be to know that its candidate (Trump) has indeed had an endless string of extramarital affairs, but still have flunkies trying to make a campaign issue of the alleged (and unproven) extramarital affairs of their opponent's spouse." ... Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen was peddling a story to Trump (and possibly others) that Bill Clinton had had an affair and child with an African-American woman.
AP Fact Check on Twitter: "An #APFactCheck examines President Trump's statements on James Comey, simpler tax forms and currency devaluation. https://t.co/FXwBxVDufR"
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "Trump's new criminal defense lawyer -- Marty Raskin -- specializes in "organized crime and racketeering." That's no coincidence. (It's odd he was on gthe Florida Bar's Grievance Committee, as his co-counsel -- Giuliani -- has a conflict of interest that ordinarily would earn bar discipline.)"
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "As Trump's 2,500+ lies in just 15 months go, this one is particularly bizarre. It's widely known that Haberman speaks to Trump regularly, and has as much access to him as any major-media reporter on the D.C. politics beat. https://t.co/6uNpd1E9r5"

Neera Tanden ?? on Twitter: "A note to reporters: How is the mere fact that Trump talked to Comey by himself during the Russia investigation not far, far worse than Bill Clinton talking to Lynch? Someone explain that to me." ... Comey thinks that he alone is uniquely incorruptible, and that Democrats, especially women Democrats, are original-sin fallen and corrupt.
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "Good point "

Former Lawyer for Stormy Daniels Is Drawn Into Federal Investigation - The New York Times - The Beverly Hills lawyer who represented two women who were paid in 2016 to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald J. Trump ... That lawyer, Keith M. Davidson ...

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Tells Bill Maher That Sean Hannity Is Screwed -- On Michael Cohen naming the Fox News host as one of his clients, Michael Avenatti said, "The extent of that relationship, I think, will be very embarrassing to Sean Hannity" ... "He's the one who famously said 'I'd take a bullet for Donald Trump,' Well, now that he's looking at prison time, we'll see if he's will to take a dick" said Maher ... "I think that Michael Cohen knows where almost all the bodies are buried, and I think that he's going to sing like a canary," said Avenatti ... "This guy is neither tough nor smart. I think he's a ZERO."

GOP faces rural rebellion over Trump trade agenda - trade policies are confounding Republicans as rural voters -- his strongest supporters -- stand to get the short end of the stick just months away from the midterms. (racist dumbfuck suckers thought he didn't mean THEM)

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency - The New York Times (slavery would also be "more efficient" for white people)

Disruptive conservative groups lose their punch with Trump in charge - The Washington Post

Jim Carrey Turns Paintbrush On Rudy Giuliani With Ghoulish New Portrait | HuffPost - Ghouliani: Finally a face we can trust (Rudy from Flatbush has risen from the dead to eat you multiple times)

Mike Pompeo's Anti-Gay Views Should Disqualify Him | HuffPost -- "America had worshiped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. We'd endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle." (they are so stuck on the "lifestyle" thing)

Republican Rick Wilson destroys CNN's Trump booster Jason Miller for defending the president's bullshit

Eschaton: Tapes - One of the great mysteries of Clintonland is they both surrounded themselves with people who are truly horrible at their jobs. Perhaps no one could have gotten good coverage for Clinton given the weird psychosis she inspires in the political press, but also Reines is uniquely bad at that job. He's a horrible and incompetent person! (thanks, Hillary, it wasn't "they" it was "you")

Brothers Linked To Assad Gave Thousands To Dennis Kucinich's Ohio Political Machine | HuffPost - he accepted $20,000 from a pro-Assad group ... But he has also repeatedly downplayed credible reports of war crimes by the Assad regime, including at an April 2017 British conference the pro-Assad group paid for him to attend, three months after his trip to Damascus. Kucinich opponents are now making the issue central to the question of whether he's fit to be governor (little ratfucker Dennis)

Trump admin announces abstinence-focused overhaul of teen pregnancy program | TheHill (so they can fuck up more lives)

Yes, In Fact I Do Like It When Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Adopt My Precise Policy Positions - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Two months ago, LGM commenters routinely talked about my demand for federally guaranteed employment as a pie-in-the-sky impossibility ... Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has a big idea: give 15 local areas federal money so they can guarantee all their residents a job.

A Big Tent Democratic Party is Probably Not a Major Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money (black working class most opposed to higher taxes on rich people except rich people)

Nobody Likes Trump Except White Evangelicals (they've made their pact with the devil and sworn allegiance to the antichrist)

Campus PC Is Out of Control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'm, sure the Contrarian Free Speech Warriors on our nations's op-ed pages will be right on this: After initially appearing to defend the free speech of Randa Jarrar, an associate professor of English who tweeted that the late former first lady Barbara Bush was "an amazing racist" who raised a "war criminal" Fresno State University said Wednesday that it would investigate her ...
Ashley Feinberg on Twitter: "oh hell yes baby, here we go!!!!" (Bari Weiss defends Iraeli murders of Palestinians)

Meet the journalism student who found out she won a Pulitzer in class - Columbia Journalism Review


Kevin Cullen placed on administrative leave - The Boston Globe - In light of questions that have publicly surfaced, Kevin Cullen has been placed on paid administrative leave while a thorough examination, involving a third party with expertise, is done of his work. We will be transparent with the results of the review. (woah, and no comments allowed, how "transparent" is that?)
Globe columnist Kevin Cullen fabricates details of Marathon bombing : boston


It is too bad I have been silenced - The Washington Post - I have had my liberty stripped from me and I am now confined, for life, to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, at best. This is injustice. (Petri satirizes Keven Williamson)
Kevin Williamson Won't Tell Me What He Thinks Should Happen to Women Who Have Abortions (Ed Kilgore tries the "strategem" of asking him what he thinks but thinking is the problem along with honesty)

Let readers know this writer is not just your ordinary 'man on the street' ... When (Gary) Abernathy first contributed to The Post, he was identified as the publisher and editor of the Times-Gazette, one of only six newspapers nationwide (out of approximately 1,300 daily newspapers) that endorsed Donald Trump for president ... The Post should regularly note that Abernathy had served as communications director of the Ohio Republican Party, as executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party and on the staff of several Republican congressmen. Full disclosure demands that such background be revealed so that readers can judge his opinions appropriately. (WaPo didn't think you needed to know about all that Republican stuff)


Eschaton: BothSides - Gotta hear them. -- Students in the class were supposed to complete an assignment on the "positive aspects" and "negative aspects" of the life of slaves, giving a "balanced view." Manu said his teacher told them to draw on information from their textbook and "stuff that we could think of the top off our head." -- A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery ("charter school") He says some at school have actually attempted to defend the assignment.

Facebook temporarily removes Black Market Dudley's page (vandalized by white racists, then by Zuckerfucker)

How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian? | Fox News (window into Fox insanity)
Christian Persecution - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The story behind Harper's ommissioning a terrible article about #MeToo from one of the tiredest of nostalgia files ("hey, when we opened the 'contrarian 90s anti-feminist chicken-fucking' folder at least we didn't pick Camille Paglia!") is ... amazing (Roiphe) ... The idea began, Mr. Marcus said, with the publisher, who suggested that the magazine "run a contrarian piece on #MeToo movement." The editor countered that he was uncomfortable with such an assignment, because of the magazine's longtime reputation as a gentleman's smoking club." ... Yes, the story was ultimately assigned by the publicist. You can't make this stuff up ... (Rick MacArthur is a very bad person)


Body camera footage shows police never got out of cruiser to check for Ohio teen crushed by minivan seat : news
Chicago woman gets 3 years in Facebook Live beating of mentally disabled teen : news


Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'i'M NOT RULING IT OUT' (Hick-in-Flopper" stoned potheads causing crime wave)
Marijuana Industry To Overtake Beer As Legalization Spurs Innovation? - U.S. marijuana business could reach $75 billion by 2030 if fully legalized, indicating explosive growth. Its forecast two years ago put 2026 sales at $50 billion. That projection also compares with some estimates for current annual cigarette sales of $77 billion and beer sales of $110 billion, both of which are on the downtrend ... An average-size pot dispensary draws more average yearly sales per square foot than a Whole Foods, and slightly less than a Costco
As Marijuana Business Soars, Could Big Tobacco Become Big Cannabis?



My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again | HuffPost - however, we began working with a child psychologist, who spent an hour a week just playing with my son, following his lead, helping him grow more confident with someone who wasn't his parents (dot A meet dot B)


A new microscope spies the raucous beauty within living cells

TIL that crows are one of the smartest non-primate animals on earth, with the intelligence of a 7-year-old human. They use and manipulate tools, they have long-term memory including facial recognition, and they understand analogy. : todayilearned

TIL Humans are not descendents of apes but are apes. They are more closely related to chimps and bonobonos than the African elephant to the Indian elephant : todayilearned

Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances : science - fantasizers and dissociaters are the ones most easily hypnotized


What is your ultimate must-read book? : AskReddit

TIL John F. Kennedy enjoyed a "privileged childhood of elite private schools, sailboats, servants and summer homes" during the Great Depression. He later claimed that he only learned about the Great Depression in the books he read while attending Harvard. : todayilearned


Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off. - The New York Times - Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides -- cities have been shocked to discover that thousands of electric scooters have been dropped onto their sidewalks seemingly overnight. (and oh, look, Venice CA has PAY PHONES!)

042018

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen - The Washington Post - Yellowstone is capable of eruptions thousands of times more violent than the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980. The northern Rockies would be buried in multiple feet of ash. Ash would rain on almost everyone in the United States. It's be a bad day ... there are seven volcanic regions in California with zones of molten rock beneath the surface. A volcanic eruption in California is roughly as likely as a magnitude 6 or greater earthquake on the San Andreas Fault

Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona, CDC says - The Washington Post -- E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce

Database: The number of children impacted by school shootings in America - Washington Post -- More than 208,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine
Alex Jones, Backtracking, Now Says Sandy Hook Shooting Did Happen : news - I knew it, Alex Jones is a Crisis Actor!


North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests, shuts down test site - The Washington Post


Australian warships challenged by Chinese military in South China Sea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Three Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military as they travelled through the disputed South China Sea earlier this month, the ABC can reveal ... The Defence Department refused to answer questions or discuss details of the interactions between the Australian warships and the Chinese military.


Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won't visit Israel ... in light of "recent events" (like murdering Palestinians)


Better government services linked to less religiosity in U.S. and world, study says | Miami Herald - Researchers call it an exchange model of religion: If people can get what they need from the government (be it health care, education or welfare) they're less likely to turn to a divine power for help ... better government services were in fact linked to lower levels of strong religious beliefs ... "better government services in a specific year predicted lower religiosity 1 to 2 years later" (time to defund "Big God")

Maybe It's Time to Admit That The "Grotesque Caricature" of White Evangelicals is the Reality ... evangelicalism no longer represents a specific religious position centered on sin and the need for individual salvation but rather a self-serving, power-hungry political movement that will side with the devil himself for the sake of political pragmatism ..."agents of intolerance," to quote John McCain back in 2008 well predates the Trump era (they have always been agents of Satan)
A neuroscientist explains what could be wrong with Trump supporter's brains (assuming they have brains" ... Dunning-Kruger, Hypersensivity to Threat, Terror Management, High Attentional Engagement ... Donald Trump is unique in his ability to keep the brain engaged. While Hillary Clinton could only hold attention for so long, Trump kept both attention and emotional arousal high throughout the viewing session. This pattern of activity was seen even when Trump made remarks that individuals didn't necessarily agree with. His showmanship and simple messages clearly resonate at a visceral level ... America's addiction with entertainment and reality TV. (Trump keeps people on the edge of their seat, Hillary was too complicated and boring)

The CIA Says Mike Pompeo Didn't Fight in the Gulf War - did Pompeo, as numerous profiles have stated, fight in the Gulf War? We asked the CIA, who confirmed that he absolutely did not. (they lie about everything and little Trumpsucker Mikey is in way over his head, but Heidi has his back)

The Justice Department Just Lost A Major Sanctuary City Case - The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling, thereby preventing the Trump administration from denying grant funds to sanctuary cities nationwide.


Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign - The Washington Post (the Russians bought him in the '80s)


Sessions told White House that Rosenstein's firing could prompt his departure, too


Eschaton: It's Real - BREAKING: Comey memo: Trump said Vladimir Putin told him, 'We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world' The Associated Press (@AP) April 20, 2018


Comey Memos: Clear Proof Trump Repeatedly Lied About His Trip To Moscow

The leaked Comey memos just blew up in Trump's face ... The Republican reaction, incredibly, has been to claim the memos vindicate Trump of any charge of obstruction of justice (right in front of their eyes)
Republicans have blundered again (surprise!). The Comey memos reveal just how bad. - The Washington Post ... This crowd has blown itself up more times than Wile E. Coyote.
Comey memos renew questions over Trump's behavior -- a contemporaneous and deeply unflattering view of a President throwing his weight around in his first days in the White House -- that at the very least seems highly inappropriate ... Trump has a scattershot and self-obsessed mindset, brooding about his subordinates, leaks, his campaign and his inaugural crowd size and not appreciating or caring about protocol boundaries that separate the White House and the Justice Department.

Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore. - The New York Times (he treats everyone like shit because he is shit and there have never been any consequences ... until now)

5 Of The Wildest Revelations In The Comey Memos | HuffPost - Trump was obsessed with finding leakers and protecting his reputation.

Comey Memos Provide Intimate Look Into Trump Presidency - The New York Times (if you like being "intimate" with "obscenity")
Comey Memo: Trump Floated Idea Of Jailing Journalists To Make Them 'Talk' | HuffPost (a little anal rape would encourage them, he basically said)

James Comey Believes Donald Trump Has an "Emptiness" Inside of Him ... "it's all, 'What will fill this hole?'" (Satan has no soul)

Responding to James Comey, New York Times' Baquet says key Russia-Trump story was 'Not inaccurate' (Baquet and NYT totally complicit with Trump and the Russians but can't admit it, of course)

The Judge in the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniels Case Is Perfect - POLITICO Magazine - A porn star in the courtroom? The president's secrets at stake? Why Kimba Wood isn't even blinking (collateral damage of "nannygate" and Clinton's dick)
"Michael Cohen Is Going to Be Indicted" : Stormy Daniels' Attorney Is Now Cooperating with the Feds -- Michael Avenatti previews the next chapter of the Cohen paper trail -- and why he's still in the game to depose Donald Trump -- A lantern-jawed soundbite-master ... no one who knows more about the Cohen case ... "There's no question that among the documents that were seized are documents with Sean Hannity's name on them" ... "Michael Cohen is going to be indicted for some very serious, pervasive conduct" ... Trump may be a master of the media, he said, but "our version is the new and improved 2.0 version that includes substance. And we do it a helluva lot better" (zing! went the master sound-biter)
Michael Cohen's Motion to Stay The Stormy Daniels Case Deferred, Cohen's Situation Pronounced Ominous

McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination | TheHill

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes. - The Washington Post -- Posing as 'John Barron,' he claimed he owned most of his father's real estate empire (he's been a self-inflating pathological liar all his life)

Amy Chozick covered Hillary Clinton for a decade. Here's waht she learned -- and what she endured (Hillary, that is)
Philippe Reines Responds to Clinton Book, Tells Jezebel He Has 'Tapes' (and receipts)

Roger Stone steps up attacks on Barbara Bush: ' She is descending into hell right now' ... He added she made former first lady Betty Ford, who struggled with alcoholism and substance abuse issues, look like temperance movement leader Carrie Nation.


Greitens charged with felony computer tampering | Law and order | stltoday.com

In Rural Tennessee, a Big ICE Raid Makes Some Conservative Voters Rethink Trump's Immigration Agenda (which, racist dumbfucks that they are, they voted for wholeheartedly +you can't "rethink" an un-thought)


Colorado election 2018: Democrats have a candidate on the ballot in every single race

Appeals court: Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence unconstitutional | TheHill (fundie Sharia law rejected)

Letter to Trump administration seeks info on Koch brothers | McClatchy Washington Bureau - A group of Democratic senators is asking the administration to explain its ties to Charles and David Koch

'Imploding' : Financial troubles. Lawsuits. Trailer park brawls. Has the alt-right peaked?


D.C. lawmaker who said Rothschilds control the weather visits Holocaust Museum - The Washington Post -- but leaves early


'Smallville' actress Allison Mack arrested for role in alleged sex cult ... Alleged sex cult recruiting hipsters in Brooklyn ... he notorious upstate sex slave cult Nxivm ... Mack was last seen chasing after Raniere in Mexico as cops hauled him away.

R Kelly: Inner circle desert him following 'sex pet' allegations - BBC Three - Two high-profile women have resigned their roles after new revelations emerged in a BBC Three documentary



Cannabis industry not king in Colorado economy: new report ... marijuana industry employs about 17,821 full-time equivalent employees. (but add in the tourism, please and note CO keeps 72% for "administration" and the cops)


21 Books You Don't have to Read And 21 you should read instead


Astronomers Have Created the Most Accurate Map of the Early Universe Yet - Geek.com


SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon's Oath (Marissa's trail of destruction)
Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug - The Verge

041918

Dry, the beloved country - The Huffington Post - Surprising, even beautiful things can happen when it feels as if the world is about to end ... Tourists love Cape Town: It has the second-highest "seasonal fluctuatin of multimillionaire population rate" (i.e., summer holidayers with superyachts) after the Hamptons
Terrifying Tumbleweeds Take Over California City, Trapping Residents Inside Homes | HuffPost ... Russian thistle is an invasive species brought by Russian immigrants to South Dakota in 1873.

Kansas Terror Plot Was Rooted in Right-Wing Paranoid Islamophobia - . Most Muslims aren't going to behead people, one of the men said in the recording. Instead, "they sit back and fuck their brains out. Four kids per fucking man per year ... Their objective is to breed us out of existence." ... Naturally, the 2016 Republican presidential campaign worked its dark magic on their twisted minds ... Mad paranoia about Islam has been a slow-burning fire under modern American conservatism's undamental bigoted seedbed for decades ... "civilizational jihad" ("racist killer dimbulb hillbillies for Trumpster)


In China and India, men outnumber women on a massive scale. The consequences are far-reaching. - Washington Post - Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world's two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India ... Beyond an epidemic of loneliness, the imbalance distorts labor markets, drives up savings rates in China and drives down consumption, artificially inflates certain property values, and parallels increases in violent crime, trafficking or prostitution in a growing number of locations ... China's official one-child policy, in effect from 1979 to 2015, was a huge factor in creating this imbalance, as millions of couples were determined that their child should be a son. India, a country that has a deeply held preference for sons and male heirs, has an excess of 37 million males.


Leaders worldwide are falling for a 'deadly illusion' -- Macron: rise of "national selfishness and negativity" ... he warned of the kind of anti-migrant authoritarianism on display recently in the Hungarian elections and fashionable among far-right parties in Europe.

Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet - it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google.


Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law (FB says Zuckerfuckyou to E.U.)
Palantir Knows Everything About You - Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers. (the vampire is sucking your life-data)

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine - The New York Times

Upstate NY farmer says ICE officers stormed his farm without a warrant, cuffed him, threw his phone | syracuse.com (voted for Trump?)


Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition (Yertle, faithful Russian agent)
User gives a timeline of the last 17+ months of Republican obstruction of protecting Mueller and the Russia Investigation. : bestof


Manafort Suspected of Serving as 'Back Channel' Russia, DOJ Says ... Judge weighing whether Mueller exceeded his authority (in exposing Trump's treason)
Rosenstein Tells Trump He's Not Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes (un-huh)
Opinion | Smearing Robert Mueller - The New York Times - Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I's worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges -- Nancy Gertner (and Dershofuck lies again and again)

McCabe Report Is Sent to Prosecutors to Weigh Possible Criminal Inquiry - The New York Times (show trial)

Rudy Giuliani to Joine Trump's Legal Team (Rudy was born in Flatbush)
Rudy can fail - Lawyers, Guns & Money - At least he knows something about mobbed-up guys: (and Trump.Never.Paid.His.Bills)
Is Rudy About To Have His Time in The Barrel? (he was the NY leak, lock him up, ACDTBW)

I Know Everything About Being a Rat - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Associates of Trump consigliere Michael Cohen are not confident that omerta will be observed: ... "Michael will never stand up [for you]" if charged by the government, Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president.
Trump's Lawyer Forgets to Pretend He's Innocent, Also Compares Him to Mobster ... But why would Trump have anything to worry about, unless Trump committed a crime that Cohen knows about?
Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS - POLITICO - Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

House Republicans Sign Letter Urging Justice Department to Investigate Trump Opponents - New depths of shame for the House Republican caucus ... this clearly smacks of Somoza at best and Mussolini at worst. Now, 11 members of the House of Representatives Flunky Caucus jump in, demanding that the DOJ get off the dime. (and arrest Hillary)


Robert De Niro Gives Donald Trump Another Savage Nickname | HuffPost - "our lowlife-in-chief" -- "America is being run by a madman"


Former Trump advisor's father's death in Philadelphia labeled 'suspicious': multiple agencies investigate | 6abc.com -- the death of former National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster's father, 84-year-old H.R. McMaster, Sr.


Eschaton: Hagiography - Poppy and W. are horrible people and their adminstrations and legacies were horrible. The people they surrounded themselves with were horrible even if Poppy could fake New England gentility. Barbara Bush never held elected office and I don't care if people say nice things about her upon her death, though I don't think they're obligated to. Still... even evil lefties are unlikely to top this: "Barbara Bush was a nasty drunk. When it came to drinking she made Betty Ford look like Carrie Nation #blottoBabs," said Stone. "Barbara Bush drank so much booze, if they cremated her her body would burn for three days."


Rise of the 'Patriotic Jouralist' (2005) .... This national security elite, including then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush, viewed the post-Vietnam journalism as a threat to America's ability to strike at its perceived enemies around the world ... the blocking of Rep. Otis Pike's congressional report on CIA misdeeds. CIA Director Bush had lobbied behind the scenes to convince Congress that suppressing the report was important for national security ... "Liberal" Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen ... espeically liked Bush's pardon of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who had been indicted for obstruction of justice but was popular around Washington. In a Dec. 30, 1992, column, Cohen said his view was colored by how impressed he was when he would see Weinberger in the Georgetown Safeway store, pushing his own shopping cart.
Samantha Bee Uses Sean Hannity's Own Tactics Against Him In Brutal Takedown | HuffPost - "His whole show is just an hour-long list of lies and conspiracy theories" (the meathead)

Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for secretary of State | TheHill - virtually guaranteeing he will win confirmation. Heitkamp, who faces a difficult reelection race this fall in a state Trump won by double-digits, becomes the first Senate Democrat to announce her support for Pompeo. (little Heidi Fuckkamp)


How Stormy Daniels and James Comey Could Hurt Democrats - The Atlantic - The intense media focus on President Trump's personal dramas hurts the party's ability to sell its message to the voters it needs most. (Brownstein conventional wisdom, people can't deal with two thoughts at once)


Across Midwest, Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump's Trade Policy -- China's proposed tariffs on soybeans would hit hard in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and other states with highly competitive House and Senate races. (suckers are unhappy with the Turd they voted for +comment: "They voted for Trump thinking someone else would be harmed and not themselves, and, for that, they deserve no respect, sympathy, or quarter.")


Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions (death penalty)


POLL: Arizona Senate Race Heating Up -- Blue, not Red -- Trump favorability underwater by 13-points in the desert
Wary of GOP complacency, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker braces for a possible 'blue wave'

Judge rules against Trump administration in teen pregnancy prevention case | TheHill - cuts to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program were unlawful. (they want girls to get preggers so they can make them not have abortions)

Eschaton: What If There Were 10 Orrin Hatches On The Senate Floor? - Time for a revolution. -- Sen. Orrin Hatch, the father of six, grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 23, said he had "no problem" with such a rules change. "But what if there are 10 babies on the floor of the Senate?" he asked. -- The world's greatest deliberative body does not actually ever deliberate. Someone should tell them.

Eric Greitens Faces Republican Pressure to Resign in Missouri - Josh Hawley - But it's for a good cause ... So to win a winnable Senate seat, Missouri Republicans may have to resort to outright cannibalism. Claire McCaskill remains the luckiest politician in America.
Hawley raises far less than McCaskill despite Trump's help
The Future of the GOP Is Filled With Only The Best People - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One thing that's remarkable to me about the modern Republican Party is how those with the greatest ambition to be president are so utterly loathsome and don't even try to hide it ... The real reasons there is pushback here is that the Missouri GOP establishment hates Greitens personally and they are worried about the electoral consequences. It is indeed a wonder that Donald Trump became president of the United States
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Seeks Restraining Order On His Own Attorney General | HuffPost - battles with other Republican state officials just keep getting worse.

Andrew Cuomo Keeps Calling Himself 'Undocumented,' Which, Hmmmm ... "raised by poor immigrants from South Jamaica" (Queens) ... His father, Mario Cuomo, was born in New York, and his mother, Matilda Cuomo, was also born in New York. ... "Wop" is not actually a term for "without papers" (slimey little lying fucker, AND Queens, hello, Trumpster, and, "fuck you, Spitzer")
wop | Origin and meaning of wop by Online Etymology Dictionary - derogatory for "Italian," 1912, American English slang, apparently from southern Italian dialect guappo "dandy, dude, stud," a greeting among male Neapolitans, said to be from Spanish guapo "bold, dandy," which is from Latin vappa "sour wine," also "worthless fellow;" related to vapidus (see vapid). It is probably not an acronym, and the usual story that it is one seems to date only to c. 1985.

If We Had a Liberal Media We Wouldn't Have Had a Paul Ryan (Pareene) - No media ecosystem with a systemic liberal bias would've ever allowed an Ayn Rand acolyte offering warmed-over Jack Kempism to be treated as a serious person with important ideas. If rank-and-file members of the media actually evinced any understanding of ideology and political economy, Ryan simply couldn't have gotten away with it ... it assumes that the most influential members of the Washington press corps even understand politics well enough for that label to make sense. They are constantly trying to tell us that they don't. (right in front of your eyes)


The Democrats' Gentrification Problem - Thomas B. Edsell -- how housing costs are driving the growing division between upwardly and downwardly mobile populations within Democratic ranks ... the core of the nation's cities is being taken over by members of the affluent wing of the Democratic Party at the expense of the less affluent, disproportionately minority wing of the party:


Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call | HuffPost (Starbucks was very bad but Philly cops were even worse)
Starbucks manager told 911 of 2 men 'refusing to make a purchase or leave' (within 30 seconds of their getting there)

L.A. Fitness fires 3 workers after black men get kicked out of N.J. gym | NJ.com

SU suspends Theta Tau fraternity after video of 'extremely racist' behavior surfaces ... "extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities" ... Theta Tau is a professional engineering fraternity


Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, and more eye post-#MeToo comebacks - Vox - Employers need to be held accountable, not just a few bad actors.

#MeToo Unfairly Results In Person Losing His Job! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This also seems like a good time to remind you that Harper's publisher Rick MacArthur, when not publishing terrible articles by hacks burning down the same strawmen they've been burning down for decades or urging the left to work to elect Republicans, is a union-buster who offers interns zero (0) American dollars to work in Manhattan.
Nicole Cliffe on Twitter: "UPDATE: James Marcus has informed @PublishersLunch that he was fired "for opposing the publication of Katie Roiphe's cover story in the March issue. "


NIMBYs Prevail in California - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yesterday, California state legislators voted down SB827, a bill that would have made it much easier to build dense housing in areas close to mass transit
Atrios on Twitter: "also local control often doesn't even resemble small-d democratic "majority" control "


Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018 | Teen Vogue - I interviewed 54 women at Coachella, and they all said they had been sexually harassed.

Can a Male Artist Still Paint a Female Nude? - Who's Afraid of the Female Nude? Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls.

'Childhood Ruined': Scientologists Reportedly Behind Neopets | HuffPost


Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta - Facing pressure from the low-carb movement, Barilla and other companies are funding and promoting research that argues pasta is healthy.

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says - The New York Times -- Dr. Asperger referred disabled children to the notorious Am Spiegelgrund clinic in Vienna, where hundreds were either drugged or gassed to death from 1940 to 1945. (nice brand you have there)
Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism - The New York Times
Baby's Gaze May Signal Autism, a Study Finds


Neighborhood dispute over Cambridge dispensary could upend Massachusetts' marijuana industry : bostontrees
Neighborhood dispute over Cambridge dispensary could upend Massachusetts's marijuana industry


This neighbor dispute has a clear winner. And I am now C. Fay from apt 39's biggest fans

Eschaton: Huckster (Tesla/Musk, lying for years)
Elon Musk Boring Company Test Tunnel Could Get Fast-Tracked, Blocking Metro's Sepulveda Rail Project (stealing public money, what it's all about)

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California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities

These Pro-Trump Extremists Had A Plan To Kill Muslims. How Were They Radicalized? | HuffPost - A jury in Kansas this week is deliberating whether three militia members should spend the rest of their lives in prison. (trumpsters)
Right-Wing Extremists Guilty In Terror Plot Against Muslim Refugees | HuffPost -- Three right-wing militiamen from rural Kansas were found guilty on Wednesday in a 2016 plot to slaughter Muslim refugees living in an apartment complex in Garden City.


'Big bitcoin heist' suspect escapes prison and flees Iceland 'on PM's plane' | Technology | The Guardian - Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped through window before reportedly boarding same flight to Sweden as prime minister Katrmn Jakobsdsttir (wait, what?)


New Zealand's prime minister is unmarried, pregnant and going on maternity leave -- Jacinda Ardern will be only the second elected leader to give birth while in office, and the first to go on maternity leave ... Women in New Zealand could vote two decades before American women, the country is on its third female prime minister ... To form a coalition government, Ardern teamed up with the very conservative New Zealand First party. In American terms, that would be like Bernie Sanders joining forces with Ted Cruz.


Eschaton: Hopefully, At Least, The System Is Improving - The UK has been deporting black people who have lived there for their whole lives for lolz for awhile and it seems there is finally a backlash which might fix things. Might. -- What is meant to happen is that British citizens do not find themselves in a Kafkaesque nightmare of trying to prove that they're British citizens, on pain of being deported to countries they have not lived in for 50 years, if ever, simply because we have a Prime Minister who is ostensibly incapable of comprehending that immigrants are actually real people. What is meant to happen is that the government doesn't maliciously ruin lives, just because half a decade ago its ministers were shitting themselves about UKIP. What is meant to happen is that you don't fuck things up on this horrendous fucking scale in the first place. -- Theresa May is bad.


Facebook is a tyranny -- and our government isn't built to stop it. America's founders didn't envision the power of the corporation. We need a new structure for self-governance that can counter 21st-century monopolies (it's called not electing Republicans)
'No Company Is So Important Its Existence Justifies Setting Up a Police State'


PRRI White Evangelical Support for Donald Trump at All-Time High - 75 percent holding a favorable view of the president and just 22 percent holding an unfavorable view. This level of support is far above support in the general population, where Trump's favorability is at 42 percent. (they have marked themselves with the sign of the Beast)


Guy with this sign. : pics (the signmaker America needs)


Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others | ZDNet - Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to "build a three-dimensional picture" on millions of people.
How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama-Jordan Peele Video


Tax cut windfall has gone more to executives than to workers: TrimTabs - The allocation tilts decidedly in the favor of executives and shareholders versus workers. (haha suckers)

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump's Election -- And that may be the tip of the iceberg -- Emboldened by the Trump administration, at least 31 states have considered 62 pieces of anti-protest legislation since November 2016, with at least seven enacted and 31 still pending ... That police are playing any role in this wave of anti-protest legislation is raising alarm among organizers and civil liberties advocates (the runover protesters bill +Trump exploring deporting all Democrats to Antarctica)


Haley sets a red line for Trump - POLITICO - The U.N. ambassador made crystal clear after initially being blamed for 'confusion' on Russia sanctions that she will not tolerate public humiliation quietly. (by an erratic crazyman)


Handful of House Republicans mobilize to protect Mueller - politico - A small band (McConnell and Ryan say no)
Senate panel moving ahead with Mueller bill despite McConnell opposition | TheHill
Pittsburgh Police Prepare For Riots In Case Trump Fires Robert Mueller + CBS Pittsburgh

New York Attorney General Seeks Power to Bypass Presidential Pardons - The New York Times - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is moving to change New York state law so that he and other local prosecutors would have the power to bring criminal charges against aides to President Trump who have been pardoned, according to a letter Mr. Schneiderman sent to the governor and state lawmakers on Wednesday. (exempts "double jeopardy law" from pres. pardons)

'People don't realize' : Trump and the historical facts he wants you to know


Comey Pushed for the Investigation That Ended McCabe's Career
Eschaton: There Must Be Higher Love - I haven't read the book, of course, but synthesizing various reviews and excerpts, Comey's basic point seems to be: Everything I did, I did it for the reputation and purity of essence of the FBI, because it is extraordinarily important to pursue partisan ends in the name of nonpartisanship to the maintain the dignitude the most important institution in the history of the universe, or civilization will fall apart. Or something. He is... bad and stupid and the kind of guy who gets high on his own farts.


Hannity's rising role in Trump's world: 'He basically has a desk in the place' (Hannity is an uneducated -- 10th grade dropout -- housepainter and "If you think Churchill was a great painter, Hitler could do a whole apartment in 3 hours")
Fox News' Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity's Cohen Claim "He can't have it both ways," says Andrew Napolitano
Nation Suddenly Worried Sean Hannity Might Not Be Completely Objective

Stormy Daniel's Penthouse Reveal: Plans to Donate $130K to Planned Parenthood in Trump and Cohen's Names
Trump Calls Stormy Daniels Threat Claim 'A Total Con Job' ("He looks nothing like Don Jr.," Trump said)
Ex-Playboy Model, Freed From Contract, Can Discuss Alleged Trump Affair - The New York Times - The settlement agreement, reached on Wednesday, ends a lawsuit brought by the model, Karen McDougal, and protects the president from being drawn into a legal case involving efforts to buy the silence of women who had stories to tell about him during the 2016 campaign.

Trump anti-leak drive nets first guilty pleas - POLITICO - disclosing the information to the media was his only viable option to fight profiling and discrimination in the FBI's anti-terrorism efforts (always lock up the whistleblowers, thanks, Barry)

Twitter Users Shred Donald Trump Over Barbara Bush Tribute Typo | HuffPost - "When you care so much that you can't even bother to have the correct year on an official White House statement"

McConnell considering vote to make tax cuts permanent - POLITICO - While the 2017 law provided permanent tax cuts on corporations, tax cuts for regular people expire in 2027 due to Senate rule constraints (so, to infinity for rich fuckers)

Trump's trade rep spends $1M on new furniture, blames Obama (+$475,000 for "boss desks")


Judge Holds Kobach In Contempt Of Court (he's pretty contempible)

Why There Is No 'Liberal Tea Party' (liberals aren't insane racist fact-denying assholes with tons of Koch money, duh but we can't say that so let's talk about "coalitions")


Here'ss where New Yorkers think Upstate New York is


GOP fears rise over West Virginia Senate fiasco - POLITICO - First Roy Moore, now Don Blankenship. Washington Republicans are worried about another potential GOP Senate nominee, this time in West Virginia ... Cornyn ... said ..."Being convicted of a crime is a real liability" (not for Repubjlicans and his slogan is "Vote Evil Again")

In Pro-Trump Tennessee, Democrats Count on a Familiar Face to Flip a Senate Seat - The New York Times -- President Trump won 92 of Tennessee's 95 counties in 2016

New House FEC Reports: Rating Changes in 7 Districts | The Cook Political Report - The newest FEC filings spell danger for Republicans. In the most recent fundraising period, Democrats outraised Republicans in at least 60 GOP-held seats, more than twice the 23 seats Democrats need for a majority. Meanwhile, the reverse is true in just five Democratic-held seats. That's going to force the NRCC and Congressional Leadership Fund to bail out a lot of cash-strapped GOP candidates come the fall. (Kochbros to the rescue!)


Here's Why Congressman Blake Farenthold Resigned So Abruptly -- He was about to get some bad news ... The House Ethics Committee was about to rule against Farenthold in its investigation into whether he sexually harassed members of his staff, used official money for campaign purposes and lied in previous testimony to the committee


Eschaton: Oh Dear - I'm not sure if the reason the Wash