Wednesday February 21, 2018

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues pardons to spare immigrants from deportation

Escalating the state’s showdown with the Trump administration over illegal immigration, California Gov. Jerry Brown used a Christmas holiday tradition to grant pardons Saturday to two men who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.  More…

Rosie’s $2M offer to try and swing tax vote may have been illegal

Rosie O’Donnell made a last-ditch attempt to halt the GOP’s landmark tax bill when she offered $2 million to any Congress member to change their vote — and some are seeing the move as an illegal bribe.  More…

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. The agency’s inspector general said Pruitt has gotten more death threats than any of his predecessors.  More…

Woman congressional candidate drops out of race after sex harassment suit surfaces

A woman running as a Democrat for a Kansas congressional seat quit the race Friday after 12-year-old allegations surfaced that she sexually harassed a male co-worker and then retaliated against him when he shunned her amorous advances.  More…

Lisa Bloom tried to put cash in Trump accusers’ pockets

Attorney Lisa Bloom offered to sell the alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets and wanted to pocket a portion for herself as a commission. She persuaded a donor to pay off one accuser’s mortgage and tried to get a fat six-figure payment for another woman who eventually declined to come forward even after she was offered as much as $750,000.  More…

Suspected bomber to Trump: ‘You failed to protect’ America

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah wanted to send a message straight to the White House: “Trump you failed to protect your nation.” That’s what the 27-year-old ISIS adherent wrote on his Facebook page while on his way to blow himself up at the transit hub.  More…

Alarmists Still Predicting The Apocalypse

For at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world. The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil. Of course, human civilization has not collapsed, despite decades of predictions that we only have years left to avert disaster.  More…

Beyonce presents Kaepernick the Kneeler with Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was “proud and humbled” to present the award.  More…

In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK

Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he’s not so sure. "Have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your hair?’" says the veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company. "The potential problem is you can’t even feel safe saying, ‘Good morning’ anymore."  More…

Firefighter axed for bringing watermelon to station

A probie Detroit firefighter was axed for “offensive and racially insensitive” behavior for gifting a watermelon to his new firehouse, which is mostly made up of black members, according to a report. The rookie, 41-year-old Robert Pattison, brought the fruit topped with a pink bow to the Engine 55 firehouse on Sept. 30 – and quickly offended some African-American firefighters.  More…

Trudeau apologizes for Canada’s discrimination against LGBT people

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for historical injustices against the LGBT community. The Canadian government has earmarked $78 million to settle class-action lawsuits filed by LGBT victims. Mr Trudeau has also proposed a bill in parliament that would allow the courts to expunge the records of people criminalized for their sexuality.  More…

Tucker Carlson Debates Canada Liberal Party Leader on Ontario LGGBDTTTIQQAAP Training for Teachers

Tucker Carlson reported that Canadian teachers in one part of Ontario are being forced to attend a “LGGBDTTTIQQAAP” training session. Former Canadian Liberal Party President Stephen LeDrew said no one generally goes by the acronym “LGGBDTTTIQQAAP” but instead simply “LGBTQ.”  More…

The rogue Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account

The rogue Twitter employee who briefly deactivated President Trump’s account has finally revealed himself. Bahtiyar Duysak, a Cal State Hayward grad, had been working for the social media giant as a contractor when he decided to deactivate the @realDonaldTrump twitter account.  More…

How Meghan Markle went from minor celebrity to English royalty

Meghan Markle’s life took a fairy-tale turn when she was set up on a blind date with Prince Harry last year. For one thing, the California native went from being a minor celebrity — with a starring role in the cable drama “Suits” — to the most Googled actress of 2016. And now, the biracial blogger and humanitarian is about to become the first American to marry into the royal family in 81 years.  More…

How nutty adjuncts are slipping into local colleges

A Russian spy, a “sperminator” who’s fathered 29 kids and a radical who revels in the thought of “dead cops.” Meet the esteemed CUNY faculty shaping young minds. Many of these nutty professors are adjuncts, part-time instructors who are barely vetted and often hired on the fly just days before classes start.  More…