Monthly Archives: October 2018

Trump Calls Democrat Andrew Gillum A “Thief”

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum on Monday as a “thief,” and implied his lack of education as compared to the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis. Gillum attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in political science. The education jab seems to be a variation of Trump’s favorite criticism of his black critics: …

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ATLANTA: Another Bomb Addressed To CNN Found

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: This morning, an Atlanta post office intercepted what was deemed a suspicious package addressed to CNN Center where CNN Atlanta is headquartered. According to a memo today to employees, “all mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the …

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Steve King: Nazis In Austria Would Be Republicans Here

The Washington Post reports: In an interview after Saturday’s shooting in Pittsburgh, King said he was not anti-Semitic, touting his strong support for Israel and insisting there’s “a special place in hell” for anyone who perpetrates religious or race-based violence. He said the groups he’s associated with that are criticized as having neo-Nazi views were more accurately “far right” groups. …

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RUSSIA: Notorious Christian MP Forces Shutdown Of LGBT Film Festival By Claiming “Hostage Crisis” [VIDEO]

The Moscow Times reports: State Duma deputy and notorious anti-gay crusader Vitaly Milonov reportedly attempted to shut down Russia’s only LGBT film festival on its opening night. The St. Petersburg-based Fontanka news website reported that the deputy, accompanied by six men, physically blocked the entrance to the “Side by Side” film festival. In footage posted online, the lawmaker is heard …

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GEORGIA: Jimmy Carter Calls On Secretary Of State To Resign As Voter Suppression Claims Cloud Election

Axios reports: Former president and Georgia native Jimmy Carter has written a letter to Brian Kemp, the state’s Republican nominee for governor, urging him resign as Georgia’s secretary of state, a position that requires him to oversee the gubernatorial election. Georgia’s gubernatorial race has also been clouded by voter suppression concerns. Kemp has been sued by a coalition of civil …

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State TV Hosts Ridicule Linking Trump To Synagogue Shooter: He Didn’t Even Own A MAGA Hat [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: “I was just stunned to see how quick everyone was blaming the president and his tone for what happened,” Brian Kilmeade said on Fox News this morning. “It’s just crazy to make that leap and get politics into this.” “This guy, the shooter, hated Trump because he thought the president was a globalist, he did not vote for …

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Gab Goes Offline After GoDaddy Gives Them The Boot

USA Today reports: Gab, the social network scrutinized following the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, went offline as service providers suspended accounts and threatened to shut the website down. A message on Gab.com said the website would not be accessible for a period of time as the site shifts to a new hosting provider. In a …

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Trump Calls Media “The True Enemy Of The People,” Blames “Dishonest Fake News” For Stoking Hatred

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump blamed “fake news” for political division and hatred felt across the United States, following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that is being prosecuted as a hate crime. Trump wrote that “fake news” is “doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives” and him for political divisions felt across the country. Trump’s tweets …

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PITTSBURGH: Jewish Group Tells Trump He Will Not Be Welcome There Until He Denounces White Nationalism

The Washington Post reports: More than 16,000 people have signed an open letter to President Trump from the leaders of a Pittsburgh-based Jewish group who say the president will not be welcome in the city unless he denounces white nationalism and stops “targeting” minorities after a mass shooting Saturday at a local synagogue left 11 dead. The letter, which was …

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Transgender Pride Flag Unfurled At World Series Game

CBS Los Angeles reports: During do-or-die World Series Game 5 at Dodger Stadium, fans unfurled a large banner reading “Trans People Deserve To Live.” The statement was emblazoned on the Transgender Pride Flag, colored blue, pink and white. The website Into reports the protest was planned by members of the [email protected] Coalition, a Los Angeles-based activist organization that advocates for …

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BRAZIL: Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Elected President

The Guardian reports: Jair Bolsonaro has been elected as the next president of Brazil, winning 55.1% of the vote in the second-round vote between himself and PT candidate Fernando Haddad. The far-right candidate was leading in the polls after he fell just short of achieving a majority in the first round of voting three weeks ago. His win on Sunday …

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Indicted GOP Rep Could Keep Seat Even If Imprisoned

The Los Angeles Times reports: Less than a month after he battles for re-election Nov. 6, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is expected in a courtroom to face felony charges that he misused campaign contributions. If Hunter wins re-election and is subsequently convicted, there is no constitutional provision or House rule that explicitly requires him to lose his seat, even if …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Associated Press reports: A Florida man who plotted to blow up Target stores along the East Coast has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Authorities said Mark Charles Barnett of Ocala thought the explosions would cause the company’s stock to plunge, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares. Barnett was arrested in February 2017 after he offered to …

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LIVE VIDEO: The Golden Probe Awards For Sexism, Starring Margaret Cho, Dan Savage, Stormy Daniels

Technically not a live video, since the show was taped in New York City last weekend. But I was there and you’ll enjoy this. The second Golden Probes taped on Saturday. In the words of creator Lizz Winstead, the satirical awards show “honors so many shitbags.” Hosted by Margaret Cho and featured presenters including Stormy Daniels, Michelle Buteau, Dan Savage …

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Trump Attacks “Crazed Stumbling Lunatic” Pipe Bomb Target Tom Steyer After Watching “Fake News” CNN

Glorious Leader is watching fake news CNN again: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted and later deleted a tweet last week that suggested three Jewish, billionaire Democratic donors were attempting to “buy” the 2018 midterm elections. Twitter users quickly condemned McCarthy’s claim, saying it was insensitive given the fact that it came just one day after authorities intercepted what appeared …

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Kanye West Launches “Blexit” (Black Exit) T-Shirt Line

The New York Post reports: Kanye West has designed T-shirts encouraging black people to exit — or “Blexit” – the Democratic Party. West’s designs debuted Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit, a meeting of young black conservatives in Washington. West didn’t attend the conference, but was there “in spirit,” according to TPUSA’s Communications Director Candace Owens. “Blexit …

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Azerbaijan Grants World’s First Visa For Robot [VIDEO]

Fortune reports: The AI humanoid ‘Sophia’ has been making a worldwide tour on behalf of her creator, Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong, and made an unexpected stop to the Caucasus this week. The Caucasus stop meant granting the world’s first ever visa granted to a robot, a process that took just two minutes thanks to some smart technology. Sophia’s visit …

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Gab Begs Trump For Help As Big Tech Cracks Down

The New York Times reports: Gab’s affiliation with Mr. Bowers has already cost the company dearly. On Saturday, the company’s web hosting provider, Joyent, moved to shut the site down, according to an email posted by Gab on Twitter. The payment processing platform Stripe, which Gab has used to receive fees for its paid Gab Pro membership level, and which …

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Ireland Votes To Abolish Archaic Blasphemy Law

The Guardian reports: Campaigners in Ireland celebrated the end of a “medieval” ban on blasphemy on Saturday, after voters overwhelmingly backed removing the offence from the constitution in a referendum. The referendum saw 64.85% vote yes to remove the prohibition on blasphemy, with 35.15% in favour of retaining it. A total of 951,650 people voted for the change, with 515,808 …

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Eric Trump: The Shooter Doesn’t Represent The Right

“This is obviously a very sick, deranged human, sick, deranged person to do this. It seems we have gotten to a point in life and society where everything has to be kind of politicized…Somebody has to point a political finger at absolutely everything. He did the most unthinkable thing imaginable. He went to a place of worship, shot it up. …

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