Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Years!


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2016 Word of the Year

Robert Reich explains why xenophobia was appropriately chosen as the 2016 "Word of the Year' by

The Year In Science IFLS

Bye Bye Science...

Are Trumpists Beginning to Realize They've Been Conned?


--Former Trump supporters take to social media to voice their displeasure with President-elect Trump flip-flopping on his campaign promises

Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a 'publicity stunt'

Mr. I want to be President in 2020...and I can outwit and flatter Trump and indoctrinate him in the ideologies of Ayn Rand with my GOP coloring book cuz I am smarter than everybody!

Mr Ryan Biting His Tongue As He Endures Donald Trump, The Man Who Can Make His Dreams Come True

Washington (CNN)Paul Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers' sit-in Wednesday to protest inaction on gun laws a "publicity stunt," saying that House liberals were more interested in headlines than solving the problem.
The speaker of the House also told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" that he was not planning on actively fundraising for Donald Trump's cash-strapped campaign, and that he saw possible agreement between his pro-trade message and Trump's protectionist sympathies.
But the sit-in that began earlier in Ryan's chamber earned his scorn.
"This is nothing more than a publicity stunt," Ryan said, saying House Democrats would infringe on Second Amendment rights and do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. "This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention."

Dan Rather on Trump and Nukes

A Crazy Guy at RedState Says Trump Would Have Beaten Obama. Hilarious!

President Obama appeared on The Axe Files with David Axelrod Monday, when he was asked if he had run again on the same platform he had previously, did he think he would have won against Hairnado.
Here is his response:
I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.
So Dan Spencer over at RedState wrote an entire column devoted to how there is no way in living hell President Obama would have beaten Donald Trump, because he is such a terrible president. I guess he sort of forgot about the whole four-year-high approval rating the President is currently enjoying, which was 54% on 11/3 and is 56% now. This is the highest it has been since right after his reelection in 2012. Oops, was that…”election” word used?
Then, President Obama won OVER Cheetolini in Gallup’s Most Admired Poll, twenty-two to fifteen percent.

Full Story via Modern Liberal

Vermont utility confirms system breach by Russians


Evidence of Russian hacking has been detected in a Vermont utility system, a company spokesman confirmed Friday night.
A representative of Burlington Electric Department said in statement that a Russian campaign linked to recent cyberattacks had breached a single laptop within the utility, though it was not connected to the organization's electrical grids.
Full Story via Politico

Conservatives Can’t BELIEVE California Legalized Child Prostitution, Probably Because IT DIDN’T

An op-ed written by California state Assembly member Travis Allen in the Washington Examiner is getting a lot of traction in the Wingnut-O-Sphere today, perhaps because the headline of said op-ed is “California Legalizes Child Prostitution.”
WOAH IF TRUE! Man, that sure sounds terrible! Why does California want all the children to have sex for money? That is for sure a terrible thing, it is very surprising that someone would want that! One would just think that child sex-trafficking would be something that we could all agree to be universally against!
Full Story via Wonkette

Travis Allen - American Idiot

Eric Boehlert On MSNBC's All In: It's "Up To The Press" To Keep Trump From "Creat[ing] His Own Reality"

Mormon Tabernacle Singer Quits Choir Over Trump Inauguration

"I only know I could never 'throw roses to Hitler.' And I certainly could never sing for him," Jan Chamberlin writes.

In a heartfelt and piercing resignation letter, a singer in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir outlined why she is quitting the choir rather than perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

"Looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and facism [sic] by singing for this man," Jan Chamberlin, a five-year veteran of the choir, wrote to choir president Ron Jarrett in an email she also shared on Facebook, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports.
Full Story via Rolling Stone

Jan Chamberlin - New American Hero

Throwing Roses To Hitler

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Here's How Obama Is Trump-Proofing His Legacy

So what has President Obama done over the past month to get a few last-minute liberal priorities in place before Donald Trump takes over? Obama has moved forward on eight substantial executive actions so far:
  • Enacted a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard.
  • Refused to veto a UN resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank.
  • Designated two new national monuments totalling more than 1.6 million acres: Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada.
  • Instructed the Department of Homeland Security to formally end the long-disused NSEERs database, which Trump could have revived as the backbone of a new Muslim registry.
  • Instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to deny final permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline where it crosses the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
  • Issued a final rule that bans the practice among some red states of withholding federal family-planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other health clinics that provide abortions.
  • Finalized rules to determine whether schools were succeeding or failing under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • Began an investigation into charges of Russian hacking during the presidential campaign. 
Full Story via Mother Jones

How Trump Made Russia's Hacking More Effective

It was the president-elect’s hyperbolic characterizations of the pilfered material that turned routine documents into the stuff of scandal.

“It’s all just an attempt to delegitimize Donald Trump.” That’s the argument you hear from Trump supporters each time new information comes to light about how hard Russian spy services worked to damage Hillary Clinton. You heard it again on Thursday.
The Trump supporters are 100 percent right: The information is delegitimizing. The president-elect of the United States reportedly owes his office in considerable part to illegal clandestine activities in his favor conducted by a hostile, foreign spy service. It’s hard to imagine a crisis of presidential legitimacy more extreme than that. But that’s no argument against airing this information. It’s precisely why the information must be aired.
Full Article Via The Atlantic

Our Dystopian Future Starts January 20th, 2017

Mar-a-Lago sold tickets to New Year’s Eve party with Trump

He's playin and they're payin...

The private club owned by the president-elect sold hundreds of tickets to the party the Trump family will attend.