Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Sarah Silverman urges military to overthrow Donald Trump

Sarah Silverman has called for a military coup against President Donald Trump. The comedian posted in all-capital letters Wednesday night to her nearly 10 million followers to “wake up & join the resistance.” She added, “Once the military is w us fascists get overthrown.” Silverman tweeted amid the violent riots that broke out in Berkeley.  More…

Trump blasted Australian prime minister during ‘worst call by far’

Trump told Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull that the conversation was “the worst call by far” among talks with various world leaders that day and ended by Trump hanging up on him after just 25 minutes. Trump was incensed that the Prime Minister expected him to abide by an Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia.  More…

Botched SEAL mission planned under Obama, but left to Trump

The botched military operation in Yemen that killed a US Navy SEAL and over a dozen al Qaeda terrorists and civilians had been in the works for months before President Trump approved it shortly after taking office. Obama administration officials cited “operational reasons” for pushing back the date of the raid for sometime after Jan. 20, leaving it in the hands of the newly minted president to determine its course.  More…

Violent Protests, Fires Prompt UC Berkeley to Cancel Milo Yiannopoulos Event – No Arrests Made

A scheduled speech by controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley led to violent protests that caused the event to be called off, the university said. “The violence was instigated by a group of about 150 masked agitators who came onto campus.” UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennett said Wednesday night she wasn’t aware of any arrests made by the department.  More…

Trump-loving artist gets to paint one for all the ‘snowflakes’

A controversial Trump-loving artist known for painting giant American flags was granted the honor of a lifetime. Scott Lobaido was greeted by screaming protesters at the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” party in Washington, DC, where he was asked to speed paint a flag in front of an audience of cheering supporters.  More…

Why New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions

A recent study found that more than half of the cigarettes consumed in New York are smuggled in — the nation’s highest rate. For 2015, the state lost $1.63 billion because of untaxed sales. The $13-a-pack Marlboros you buy in Manhattan — with the correct tax stamps — comes with $4.35 state tax levy and an additional $1.50 in city tax — the result of a decade-long quadrupling in local tobacco taxes.  More…

Boy Scouts open membership to trans kids

Succumbing to political correctness, The Boy Scouts of America says it will begin accepting members based on their gender identity, opening the door for transgender boys to join. Under the new policy, which takes effect immediately, membership in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be based on the gender indicated on an application.  More…

Starbucks chief promises to hire 10,000 refugees

Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and CEO, wrote a powerful open letter to staff in which he said the company was committed to hiring 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.  More…

Merkel Takes on Starbucks in Bashing Over Unfair Tax Practices

Chancellor Angela Merkel decried unfair tax advantages for multinational corporations, singling out U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp. as a tax rogue that exploits global arrangements at the expense of German chains. “Coffee-house operators from Germany have to pay their taxes, while it’s not at all clear with Starbucks whether they pay taxes anywhere,” Merkel said.  More…

Police make arrest in shooting at Quebec mosque

A student has been arrested for the slaughter of six people at a Quebec mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette was named as the shooter shortly after the attack at Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center Sunday night. He is accused of opening fire on worshipers as they prayed, shouting ‘Alluhu akbar’ as he sprayed the room of men with bullets.  More…

NBC wants to be ‘the next Fox News,’ insiders say

Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network.  More…

Secret Service agent placed on paid leave over Trump remarks

A Denver-based Secret Service agent who reportedly suggested that she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for President Trump has been placed on administrative leave.  More…

Not pocket change: Man delivers 298,745 pennies to DMV

A Virginia man who had a beef with the Department of Motor Vehicles settled his sales tax bill with 298,745 pennies. Workers at the DMV office in Lebanon, in rural southwestern Virginia, had to spend hours counting the pennies by hand when the coin-counting machine jammed. Nick Stafford carted the pennies into the DMV in five wheelbarrows Wednesday. The coins weighed 1,600 pounds.  More…

FedEx Driver Breaks Up Flag Burning Protest in Iowa

Being American means standing up for your freedom, and one FedEx driver did just that. The video shows a group of protesters setting several American flags on fire during a rally Thursday in Iowa City, Ia., as a FedEx driver swoops in with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.  More…

Democrats hold lessons on how to talk to real people

Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him — and by hearing from one of his arch-nemeses. Sen. Joe Manchin and nine other Senate Democrats are up for reelection next year in states that Trump won. Much of the event appears geared at figuring out how to turn people who supported Trump into Democratic voters in 2018.  More…