Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Huffington Post writer admits cheating in half marathon

A Huffington Post lifestyle writer and food blogger saw her blazing-fast marathon time go up in smoke after an investigation revealed she cut part of the 13.1-mile course. Jane Seo — a 24-year-old Harvard-educated writer later admitted that she went back and biked the entire course to cover her tracks by GPS, the Miami New Times reports.  More…

MSNBC: It’s ‘Our Job’ to Control ‘Exactly What People Think’

Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump’s entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media (video).  More…

American flag has 51 stars during Mike Pence’s EU visit

The star-spangled banner looked more starry than usual during one of US Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the usual 50, one for each state.  More…

Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign

A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning. Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.  More…

Bill Gates: Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.  More…

Obama activist group provides training manual to protest Trump

An Obama activist group is training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans when Republican lawmakers return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings. Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama, is distributing the training manual to anti-Trump activists.  More…

Teacher under fire for slipping anti-Trump question into homework

A Staten Island educator slipped in an anti-President Trump question on a middle school homework assignment — and then defended it to outraged parents as freedom of speech. “President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. The question after that read: “Barack Obama set a _________ when he became the first African American president.”  More…

‘Dreamer’ arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, ICE says he was a “self-admitted gang member”

U.S. authorities detained a Mexican immigrant protected by an Obama-era program that defers deportation for thousands of young illegal immigrants known as “dreamers.” What the mainstream media failed to report, however, ICE spokesperson Rose Richeson said in a statement that Ramirez Medina was a “self-admitted gang member” and a “risk to public safety.”  More…

200,000 flee nations tallest dam, race to repair before storm

The Chief of the Department of Water Resources revealed the situation became so perilous he ordered his staff to flee. Officials also admitted they are in a race against time to drain up to 50-feet of water from the stricken Oroville Dam before a storm hits on Wednesday. Almost 200,000 people were frantically ordered to evacuate so far.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

Drug dealer whose sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars

A Texas man whose life sentence on drug charges was commuted by former President Obama is back behind bars after cops caught him with more than two pounds of cocaine following a high-speed chase. During his eight years in office, Obama commuted 1,715 prison sentences, more than any other president.  More…

Parents of basketball girl who sued school are teaching her narcissism, not justice

Actions have consequences. And legal actions can have big consequences. That’s the lesson that Sydney Phillips and her family got this week when she and her younger sister were expelled from St. Theresa School in Kenilworth, NJ.  More…

World leaders duped by manipulated global warming data

A high-level whistleblower has revealed astonishing new evidence that the world’s leading source of climate data exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. The NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming.  More…

Springsteen tells crowd he’s ’embarrassed’ to be American

Bruce Springsteen, a once proud American with his song “Born in the USA” said at a concert in Australia he’s embarrassed to be an American. The 67-year-old has-been addressed the crowd as “embarrassed Americans” referring to President Trump in the White House in a recent clip from his show in Melbourne.  More…

Storyboards from Trump’s ‘Pizza Slut’ campaign selling for $15K

The creator of an intentionally cheesy 1995 Pizza Hut ad starring Donald and Ivana Trump featured the exes poking fun at their divorce is selling off memorabilia from the shoot. The 20-plus-year-old spot starring Trump was for Pizza Hut’s then-new “stuffed crust pizza,” and was shot on a Queens set designed to look like a Trump Tower suite during a romantic rendezvous.  More…