Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham Vows That Senate Will Impose Hard-Hitting Sanctions On Russia And Putin [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Russia can expect hard-hitting sanctions from United States lawmakers if an investigation proves that Moscow interfered in the presidential election, a U.S. senator said Wednesday during a visit to Latvia. The Kremlin has been accused of interfering in the campaign that made Republican Donald Trump president-elect. Sen. Lindsey Graham, also a Republican, said lawmakers from both ...

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Netanyahu Tags Trump’s Kids In “Thank You” Tweet

Says it all, doesn’t it? The Washington Post reports: President-elect Donald Trump tweeted messages Wednesday showing his support for Israel and accusing President Obama of making inflammatory statements and damaging relations between Israel and the United States. Trump tweeted that he could no longer allow Israel to be treated with disdain and urged Israel to “stay strong” until he takes ...

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Bear Couple Mosaic To Grace NYC Subway Station

I learned about this installation a couple of weeks ago and planned on reporting on it once I could take my own photos when the new subway line officially opens on Sunday. But some of you have prodded me not to wait. From the Associated Press: The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural ...

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Obama Again Wins Most Admired Man In America

And Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman. This is probably what has Cheeto Mussolini in a dither this morning. The Washington Post reports: Since Gallup began asking Americans the people they admired the most, there’s been a consistent pattern: Whoever was president or president-elect was almost always the man the country admired the most. The most admired woman? Usually ...

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Today’s Crybaby Whine From Hair Furor

The king of inflammatory statements is ever so pissed, you guys. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump criticized President Obama early Wednesday for making “inflammatory” statements during the transition period. Obama said Monday on a CNN podcast that if he had been able to run for reelection again this year, he would have won. Trump has responded on Twitter numerous ...

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Still Feature Carrie Fisher

Variety reports: Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. Chief among them is her ongoing role in the Star Wars franchise. The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Sources tell ...

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Boy Scouts Ban Trans Boy From Cub Scouts [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The Boy Scouts of America is facing tough questions after banning a child over his gender identity. Joe Maldonado, 8, who was born a girl and now identifies as a boy, was removed from his New Jersey Cub Scout troop. Joe’s family says parents of other children had complained. Joe’s mother, Kristie Maldonado, says the organization already ...

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The Super-Rich Got Super-Richer In 2016

Bloomberg reports: In a year when populist voters reshaped power and politics across Europe and the U.S., the world’s wealthiest people are ending 2016 with $237 billion more than they had at the start. Triggered by disappointing economic data from China at the beginning, the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union in the middle and the election of billionaire ...

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WND Launches “Leave The UN” Petition To Trump

From the petition launched yesterday by World Net Daily: Whereas, the United Nations recently passed a resolution labeling the state of Israel an occupying power which is in “flagrant violation of international law” for constructing Jewish settlements on its own land; Whereas, this United Nations resolution flatly denies the Holy City of Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, demands East ...

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Cinnabon Blasted For Carrie Fisher Tweet

Via Raw Story: As news of Carrie Fisher’s death at the age of 60 permeated social media Tuesday, fans of the “Star Wars” actress took to Twitter to mourn the tragic loss of an unparalleled heroine. But while users reminisced over Fisher’s incredible talent, wit and spirit, a certain mall-and-airport-based sticky bun brand opted to send off a rather tasteless ...

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Feds Sued To Hand Over Russia Hacking Records

The Hill reports: A lawsuit has been filed against the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking records pertaining to Russia’s interference in the presidential election. Journalist Jason Leopold and Ryan Shapiro, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District ...

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Emergency Evacuation At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The lobby of Trump Tower evacuated as police investigated a suspicious package, police tell NBC 4 New York. Visitors in the lobby of the building at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue were seen being ushered out, video posted to Twitter shows. President-elect Donald Trump is still in Mar-a-Lago in Florida, according to the pool of reporters for ...

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Anonymous Rockette: Dancing At Trump’s Inauguration Would Be A Betrayal Of Our LGBT Colleagues

Marie Claire reports: The dancer next to Mary was crying. Tears streamed down her face through all 90 minutes of their world-famous Christmas Spectacular as they kicked and pirouetted and hit mark after mark on the glittering Radio City Music Hall stage. This was Thursday, three days before Christmas, the day the Rockettes discovered they’d been booked to perform at ...

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Alex Jones: Did Hollywood’s Mafia Kill Carrie Fisher?

He’s just asking! Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Radio conspiracy theorist Alex Jones reacted to the death of Carrie Fisher today by wondering if the late actress was actually murdered by people trying to make money off of her recently released book. Jones, who said that he was only speculating, compared Fisher’s passing to the death of Joan ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag-Loving GOP State Rep. Chris Corley Charged With Domestic Violence

The State reports: Aiken County Rep. Chris Corley was arrested Tuesday on charges of punching his wife in the face and pointing a 9mm pistol at her when she accused him of cheating, according to Aiken County sheriff’s records. Corley, R-Graniteville, was charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence, which is a felony, and pointing and presenting a firearm at his ...

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Meet South Korea’s Monster Robot [VIDEO]

AFP reports: A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. Designed by a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, the four-metre-tall (13-foot), 1.5 ton Method-2 towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul. The hulking human-like creation bears a striking resemblance to the ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Introduces New Rules To Fine Lawmakers Who Live-Stream From House Floor

Paul Ryan REALLY didn’t like it when Democrats live-streamed their gun control sit-in. Via Politico: Seeking to prevent another live-streaming “viral video moment” from taking place on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has introduced a rules package that would fine and punish lawmakers for recording photos and video from the floor. The ...

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BREAKING: Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

DAMMIT. NBC News reports: “Star Wars” has lost its most beloved princess. Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of the plucky Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic intergalactic movie series, died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a plane. She was 60 years old. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her ...

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Trump Surrogate Carl Paladino: I Was Just “Wired Up” When I Said All Those Racist Things About The Obamas

Buffalo’s WBEN radio station reports: In a written statement released on Tuesday, Carl Paladino said he will not give up his seat on the Buffalo School Board. The School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss Paladino, who told Artvoice last week that his wish for 2017 was the death of President Obama, and for Michelle Obama ...

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Breitbart Features Sponsored Post From “Christian Healthshare” As Major Advertisers Stay Away

Late last month Breitbart called on their millions of readers to boycott Kellogg’s after the cereal giant declined to continue advertising with them. Unsurprisingly, Breitbart’s “advertise with us or else” threat did not sit well with other major brands, virtually all of whom have since abandoned the site. Today Breitbart’s front page contains yet another attack on Kellogg’s, below which ...

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