Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trump Wails: All I Want To Do Is MAGA!

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday hit at the media and defended his record, by saying he is just trying to “Make America Great Again.” Trump frequently goes after media outlets, referring to some critical networks and stories as “fake news.” During a rally earlier this month in Arizona, Trump accused the media of “trying to take away our ...

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US Navy Claims Success With Missile Interception Test

The Diplomat reports: Days after North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy successfully conducted a complex missile defense test this week at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Kauai, Hawaii, according to a Raytheon company statement. The Standard Missile-6, one of the ...

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Trump On North Korea: Talking Is Not The Answer

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Wednesday seemed to rule out the possibility of negotiating some kind of truce with North Korea, just days after his secretary of state suggested that strategy. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. would continue to apply peaceful pressure to North Korea, with the goal of starting a dialogue with ...

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TEXAS: Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen Does Damage Control Over Response To Hurricane Harvey [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Pastor Joel Osteen said today that his Lakewood Church has been taking people in “from the very beginning” of Harvey as he pushed back against criticism that the church did not initially welcome evacuees. “We were here for people. We were a shelter,” Osteen said today on “Good Morning America.” “We were taking people as soon as ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Final Landfall In Louisiana

NBC News reports: Harvey made landfall again early Wednesday, roaring ashore in western Louisiana near the border with Texas as residents in the region brace for as much as 6 to 10 inches of additional rain. “Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in southeastern Texas,” the National Hurricane Center warned. Officials also said that while the threat of heavy ...

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Rachel Maddow Tops Ratings For Second Month

Forbes reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had the most-watched show in cable news in August, ending the month with 2.783 million total viewers, according to data released by Nielsen Media Research. It was Maddow’s second month in a row as No. 1.  Maddow narrowly beat Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, who had 2.679 million total viewers. The remaining shows in ...

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Finnish President: Trump Lied About Selling Us Jets

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump loves to talk about trade deals. It was with fervor that he announced a new deal to supply Finland’s air force with “a large number” of F18 fighter jets from Boeing. The news was a surprise to many, most of all Finland and its President Sauli Niinistö, who was sharing a podium with Trump as ...

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Chris Christie: Ted Cruz Is Lying About Voting Against Sandy Relief Because The Bill Was Pork-Filled [VIDEO]

NJ.com reports: Gov. Chris Christie slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday night for saying two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy relief aid had “nothing to do with Sandy.” Christie, speaking on MSNBC a day after Cruz made the assertion on the same network the prior day, called the lawmaker out by name and accused him of exploiting national disasters for his ...

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BREAKING: Mattis Freezes Transgender Policy, Allows Troops To Continue Serving Pending Pentagon Study

USA Today reports: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late Tuesday announced that transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military pending the results of a study by experts. The announcement follows an order from President Trump — first announced in a tweet — declaring that transgender service members can no longer serve in the military, effectively reversing an ...

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Evangelical Coalition: Fucking Is For Married Straights Only And Jesus Hates You If You Don’t Hate LGBTs

Via press release: The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) announced August 29th the release of The Nashville Statement, an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality. CBMW convened a meeting of evangelical leaders on August 25th that was hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission during its national conference. The meeting included a coalition of scholars, pastors, and ...

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Trump Junior Set For Closed Senate Panel Testimony

Politico reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement and set a date for Donald Trump Jr. to testify behind closed doors to the panel, the committee confirmed on Tuesday. The committee would not divulge the exact date, but another source familiar with the matter said the testimony would likely occur in the “next few weeks.” Trump Jr. is ...

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Trump Energy Appointee Claims His Disqus Account Was Hacked, Says He Didn’t Call Obama’s Mother A “Whore”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s appointee to a Department of Energy post says inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of “cyber attacks and Internet crimes” committed against him over the past several years by “imposters in social media.” William C. Bradford, Trump’s appointee to head the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, ...

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Second Man Arrested For Nazi Rally Beating As Alleged Teen Accomplice Fights His Extradition To Virginia

CBS News reports: A man charged in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of a white nationalist rally has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, turned himself in Monday evening to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Lawson Bittick told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Ramos faces one ...

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Pranksters Slip KKK White Hoods And Pee-Proof Rubber Sheets Onto Shelves Of Trump Tower Gift Shop [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Shoppers looking for MAGA hats at Trump Tower this week may have encountered a Ku Klux Klan hood or a photo of President Putin, and asked themselves whether what they were seeing was real merchandise. On Monday afternoon, two NYC-based artists secretly slipped some items inside the merchandising outpost of the Trump Tower’s lower lobby. Among them: A ...

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Judge Tosses Sarah Palin’s Suit Against New York Times

The Daily Beast reports: A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday threw out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against The New York Times. Palin sued the newspaper for defamation earlier this year over an editorial that tied an ad featuring crosshairs denoting anti-gun politicians, produced by her political action committee, to the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Times ...

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Trump In Texas: “What A Crowd! What A Turnout!”

Humility! The San Antonio Express-News reports: During his visit to Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, President Trump told a crowd gathered outside a Corpus Christi firehouse, “What a crowd! What a turnout!” according to media reports. Trump had met with local officials inside the firehouse. Corpus Christi was among the cities hard hit by the Category 4 storm. Shortly ...

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Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway: Trump’s Most Notable Personal Characteristic Is His Humility [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway was interviewed by Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club” today, where she declared that President Trump’s most notable characteristic is his humility. Robertson kicked off the softball interview by asking Conway “what characteristic stands out in your mind” most about Trump, to which she replied that “it’s ...

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Fox News Will No Longer Air In Britain

CNN reports: Rupert Murdoch and his sons are pulling Fox News off the air in Britain. The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, has announced that the controversial news channel will no longer be broadcast in the U.K. after failing to attract an audience. The network has also become a lightning rod for critics seeking to spoil the Murdochs’ planned ...

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Ann Coulter: God Punishing Houston For Electing A Gay Mayor Is More Credible Than Blaming Climate Change

Ann Coulter is very upset about this Politico article: Climate change is making rainstorms everywhere worse, but particularly on the Gulf Coast. Since the 1950s, Houston has seen a 167 percent increase in the frequency of the most intense downpours. Climate scientist Kevin Trenberth thinks that as much as 30 percent of the rainfall from Harvey is attributable to human-caused ...

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AUSTRALIA: Christian Hate Group Runs Anti-Marriage Ad Claiming Boys Will Be Forced To Wear Dresses

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: The first television advertisement for a ‘say no to same sex marriage’ campaign has aired on Australian television tonight. The advertisement from the Coalition for Marriage — the key organisation behind the ‘No’ campaign — features Australian mothers who speak out as part of a series aimed at highlighting what they claim are issues that ...

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