Joe Jervis

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Florida man who drove his blue Ferrari into the water off a Palm Beach dock last month told police that Jesus told him to do it, according to a report released Monday. “Jesus made me the smartest man on Earth,” the man told police, the report says, “and it’s so hard to have this …

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Mueller Files Doc Outlining Paul Manafort’s Russia Lies

ABC News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a heavily-redacted court document Tuesday afternoon outlining the underlying evidence to support its claims that Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, lied to federal investigators. At a hearing in December, the federal judge overseeing that case asked the government to provide some “underlying evidence” to support the scant details they’ve …

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: I’m Going To Run For President

The New York Times reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for women’s causes and electing more women to office, is entering the 2020 race for the White House herself, becoming the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Trump. In an appearance Tuesday on the “Late Show With Stephen …

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#QAnon Nutbag Liz Crokin: Trump Purposely Misspelled “Hamburger” To Mock Obama And His “Satanist Pals”

“President Trump orders a bunch of fast food to the White House to mock Obama & his pedophile Satanist pals for ordering $65k worth of pizza & hot dogs (pedophile code words) for a party when he was there. Then today he misspells burger to say berder which means a person who commits acts lower than the Devil & even …

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Chris Christie Scorches Jared Kushner In New Tell-All

The Guardian reports: Chris Christie, who was ousted as chairman of Donald Trump’s White House transition team in 2016, has written a blistering attack on Jared Kushner, whom he accuses of having carried out a political “hit job” on him as an act of revenge for prosecuting his father, Charles Kushner, a decade ago. In his soon to be published …

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Germany Takes Step Towards Banning Far-Right Party

Buzzfeed reports: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its scrutiny of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), examining whether the party has crossed the line into extremism forbidden by the country’s post-World War II constitution. The agency, known as the Constitutional Protection Office, announced that it will conduct a preliminary evaluation into the whole …

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KANSAS: New Dem Gov’s First Official Act Is Executive Order Restoring Protections For LGBT State Employees

The Wichita Eagle reports: Gov. Laura Kelly ordered Kansas state agencies on Tuesday to again prohibit on-the-job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees. The first openly gay state representatives in Kansas history said they will introduce a bill to extend non-discrimination protections to all LGBT people in the state. Kelly said she would sign such a bill. …

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OKLAHOMA: New GOP Gov And Wife Announce Mission To Use Office To “Bring People To Jesus” [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Newly elected Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma attended an “Inaugural Prayer Service” today, during which he declared that it is his mission to align the state “with what God is doing in Oklahoma,” while his wife proclaimed that it is their responsibility “to go our into our state and save people and …

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Britain: Parliament Rejects Brexit Deal In 432-202 Vote

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of …

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NRA TV On Gillette: Men Were Meant To Be Dangerous

“This is what has spawned this generation of mealy-mouthed young men who — any metric you want to measure, men are getting less masculine today and the crazy thing is the culture says that’s a good thing. Well, it’s not a good thing. Men were made to create, they were made to conquer, and if they don’t have something to …

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BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Transgender Rights, Becomes 15th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

FINALLY now that Democrats control the state Senate! From the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York: Today we made history in New York! In an historic vote, both chambers of the New York’s Legislature finally passed GENDA—a measure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming people from discrimination statewide. This turning point is a victory some 17 years in the …

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EPA Criminal Pollution Prosecutions Hit 30-Year Low

The Associated Press reports: The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the last fiscal year is …

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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney Calls On Steve King To Resign

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the third-ranking House Republican, called Tuesday for Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to “find another line of work,” as Democrats remained divided over how harshly to punish the longtime lawmaker for openly questioning whether the term “white supremacist” is offensive. Cheney’s comments came at a news conference held by House Republican leaders a …

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Burger King Shade: Sorry, We’re All Out Of Hamberders

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an incoherent early-morning tweet in which he badly bungled the spelling of the word “hamburgers.” Trump on Tuesday morning boasted of having the champion college football team from Clemson over to the White House on Monday, where he served them piles of fast food that he had ordered. Burger King, whose …

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Atlanta Airport: Plan For Three Hours To Clear Security

The Associated Press reports: Passengers at the nation’s busiest airport are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown and it’s coming in the forms of long security lines. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is warning passengers to give themselves at least three hours to clear security. Issues with screenings have prompted several airports – including Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Miami …

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McConnell Again Blocks Bill To Reopen Government

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government for a second time in as many weeks on Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent take up a package of bills that would reopen the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. …

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Fox Host Sued For Sexual Harassment Blast Gillette’s “Virtue Signaling” For Taking On Sexual Harassment

“We don’t need Gillette to tell us not to raise our boys to be bullies, not to raise our boys to be misogynists. I don’t think we need them to do that — in fact, essentially what we’re looking at is another form of corporate virtue signalling. Gillette trying to appeal, I guess, to millennial men, but, the fact of …

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Trump Shares Anonymous Daily Caller Op-Ed Titled “I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance”

Politico reports: President Trump on Monday shared an op-ed from a writer claiming to be an anonymous senior member of his administration who harshly criticizes federal workers as disloyal to the White House and worthy of losing their jobs. The writer of the op-ed, headlined “I’m a Senior Trump Official and I Hope a Long Shutdown Smokes out the Resistance,” …

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Air Traffic Controllers Union Warns There Won’t Be “Any Controllers Left” If Shutdown Goes On For Months

The Rising reports: A National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official warned Tuesday that if the partial government shutdown continues for another few months, there won’t be any workers left, citing many cannot sustain working without due pay. “If this thing were to drag on for two months, three months, maybe even six; what would the effects be for the …

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Federal Court Blocks Census Citizenship Question

Bloomberg reports: A federal judge blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, which will help determine U.S. elections, congressional seats and federal funding decisions for a decade. The ruling comes after a two-week trial in Manhattan that the government sought more than a dozen times to derail. The Supreme Court may have …

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