Thursday, March 31, 2016

All Lives Matter

Man shot by Arizona police 'begged for life' - BBC News:

An unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer in the US state of Arizona as he begged for his life, according to newly released reports...
Not much mention of this. The victim is white.

Barney Barbs Bernie

Barney Frank is not impressed by Bernie Sanders.:

...It’s ironic that we complain about voter suppression and shortened voting times and then we have so many caucuses. The caucuses are the least democratic political operation in America. They cater to the people who have a lot of time on their hands, and what’s interesting is Sanders is the nominee of the caucuses and Hillary is the nominee of the primaries...

PP Pushback

Planned Parenthood: Trump's comments reflect entire GOP -

Planned Parenthood is hitting all Republicans after Donald Trump said women who get abortions should receive "some form of punishment" if the procedure is outlawed...

GOP Thou Name Is Obstruction

Seven Years Late, Media Elites Finally Acknowledge GOP's Radical Ways | Blog | Media Matters for America:

...Today's Republican Party is acting in a way that defies all historic norms. We saw it with the GOP's gun law obstruction, the Violence Against Women Act obstruction, the sequester obstruction, Supreme Court obstruction, minimum wage obstruction, 9/11 first responder obstruction, government shutdown obstruction, immigration reform obstruction, Chuck Hagel's confirmation obstruction, Susan Rice secretary of state obstruction, paid leave obstruction, Hurricane Sandy emergency relief obstruction, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act obstruction, and the consistent obstruction of judicial nominees...

Irony Alert On Campus

It's an AP story so I can't give you any of their precious words, but the confronter doesn't see the irony of anyone living in a Greek democracy with European-style civil liberties complaining about cultural appropriations.  San Francisco State probes dispute over man’s dreadlocks - The Washington Post

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Continuing CDS At WaPo

Washington Post Corrects Faulty Report That Nearly 150 FBI Agents Are Investigating Clinton Emails | Blog | Media Matters for America:

The Washington Post has retracted its anonymously sourced claim that 147 FBI agents are detailed to the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and is now reporting that the real number is fewer than 50. Media outlets trumpeted the Post's report of the supposedly "staggering" number of FBI agents working the investigation as bad news for Clinton...

GOPers Even Break Promises To Selves

First Read: Backing Away from the GOP Loyalty Pledge - NBC News:

Back in September, when Donald Trump signed that loyalty pledge to the Republican Party with great fanfare, how many people really thought the promise would hold? Last night marked the moment when Trump formally dumped the pledge, saying when asked if he still respects his promise to back the GOP nominee: "No, I don't anymore. No. We'll see who it is." John Kasich made moves to back away yesterday too, saying "If the nominee is somebody that I think is really hurting the country, and dividing the country, I can't stand behind them, but we have a ways to go." And Ted Cruz continued to go right up to the line again, reiterating the argument he made last week that he's "not in the habit" of supporting people who attack his family. Look, we've already long since been past the point when any of the likely outcomes of the Republican convention result in a party that's anything but split between the pro- and anti- Trump crowds. But yesterday is yet another date to circle in the history of the GOP's identity crisis nonetheless...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Copulating Rats Are Everywhere

Did Cruz send his rats to Duckworth?

A 'Protest' Against Tammy Duckworth May Not Have Been Real:

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) was greeted by a few dozen African-American protesters outside a Monday gathering in Chicago. They held up handwritten signs accusing the Senate candidate of ignoring their community and chanted that it was time for her to go...

The Bad End To Bad Logic

Forbes Writer Needs Obamacare For How He Hurt Himself Doing Logic | Wonkette:

...Not content to have tortured logic this far, Conover closes by placing causality in yet another Stress Position. He’s simply appalled by how Democrats went and passed Obamacare merely because they had a “very temporary supermajority” in Congress. Thanks to that sneaky move, he says, many Americans became so sick of government that they’re now willing to vote for fascism:...

A Thought For tRump

Packing For Peace At The Republican National Convention | MadMikesAmerica:

We all know that the best way to keep the peace in a place full of angry men is to allow them to openly display weapons. There doesn’t seem to be any doubt of that axiom discernible in the communications of the Party and so I have to wonder why, when candidates like Drumpf pretend to be worried about violence at his speeches, he doesn’t propose the obvious to his followers and his retinue. Pack heat and keep the peace...

Monday, March 28, 2016

NYT Clinton Confession

Politics as sport | Gene Lyons | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art:

 ...Meanwhile, no less an authority than Jill Abramson, until quite recently the editor of the New York Times, has essentially conceded that the newspaper has never given Hillary Clinton an even break.

In a remarkable interview in Politico, Abramson doesn't quite admit that Times-created "scandal" narratives from Whitewater through the current hullabaloo over her State Department emails have been somewhere between wildly exaggerated and pulp fiction.

But she does talk about how "we ... expect total purity from a woman candidate." Abramson adds that "Where I think Hillary Clinton faces ... certainly more of a burden is that the controversies she's been in are immediately labeled, you know, 'travelgate or 'emailgate' ... [I]f you actually asked people what about any of these controversies bothers them, they don't know anything specific about any of them."

Well, no kidding.

In my experience of scandal monitoring, that's because there's nothing specific to know.

Another Con Flogs tRump

Andrea Mitchell: Donald Trump Is 'Completely Uneducated About Any Part Of The World' | Crooks and Liars:

...MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell warned on Sunday GOP front-runner Donald Trump was hiding the fact that he was "completely uneducated about any part of the world."

"It is remarkable," Mitchell told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. "And when he doesn’t know something, he just changes the subject, and makes it all about himself..."

The Dollar Speaks

Georgia governor to veto 'religious freedom' law as N.C. is sued for LGBT bias | MSNBC:

The backlash against efforts to weaken anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people took sharp turns on Monday, when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced he will veto a controversial religious freedom bill and activists sued North Carolina’s governor over a law that blocked cities from passing their own protections...

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Debunking The Right

Law Professor Explains Why Hillary Clinton "Won't Be Indicted And Shouldn't Be" Over Her Email Server | Blog | Media Matters for America:

...Right-wing media have hyped the idea of an imminent criminal indictment over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server despite experts consistently debunking claims that Clinton violated the law. In a March piece for American Prospect, Lempert wrote that Clinton's email use did not constitute criminal conduct, noting that relevant law says one must "knowingly and willfully" disclose "certain categories of classified information" to violate the statutes regarding the disclosure of classified information. Lempert explained that Clinton "would have had to know she was dealing with classified information, and either that she was disclosing it to people who could not be trusted to protect the interests of the United States." He also noted that heads of agencies, such as Secretary of State, "have considerable authority with respect to classified information," including declassifying material their agency has classified (emphasis original):..

"Patriots" Trash Refuge

Photos Of Damage Caused By Oregon Occupiers Proves They Aren't Fit To Manage Anything:

...The total cost of the occupation stands at about $6 million to the federal government, in addition to $3 million already pitched in by the state of Oregon. Of that, said Jason Holm, Assistant Regional Director of USFWS, $1.7 million has been flagged just for repairs and cleaning of the reserve itself...

Friday, March 25, 2016

On Subtle Genderism

Kudos to Salon (a sentence I thought I'd never write). They have published one of the most insightful articles yet on that Clinton bugaboo-- "likeability." And big "thank-you" to

My Gen X Hillary problem: I know why we don’t “like” Clinton -

...And in that moment, as the young Iowan’s voice rattled around in my head, I knew I would support Hillary. Not just because we both have a uterus (thank you, Killer Mike). Not because I’m afraid of going to a special place in hell (thank you, Madeleine Albright). I’m supporting her because as a member of Generation X, I’ve lived through enough to understand that if Hillary were a man she’d be the front-runner hands-down. I haven’t suffered the overt sexism of earlier generations, but in its place has come a more oblique, more insidious variant. It’s the kind that makes you question whether the fault might lie with you and your abilities. It gives rise to questions about why people aren’t enthusiastic about you, why they didn’t like it when you took a strident tone with them and then, when you adjusted course, complained that you weren’t aggressive enough, or why there’s something about you that just feels wrong. In politics people call this likability. And the female politicians we “like” are few and far between, because they remind us of our mothers or wives or that girl you hated in gymnastics class. We don’t have a frame of reference for what it looks like for women to be running the show, so if she’s not a man, she comes across as all wrong. In the tech world people don’t talk about “likability.” Instead they say, “Mike is going to present to the client because he’s got a great style. But don’t worry, you’ll still have a few slides that you can really own...”

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Maybe The (Email) End Is Near

REPORT: Legal Experts Side with Hillary Clinton on Use of Private Emails - Blue Nation Review:

...The fact that legal experts have agreed that it is very unlikely that Hillary will be indicted, and that existing law isn’t designed to be (mis)applied to this situation, has largely gone uncovered by the national media.

The most likely explanation for that failure is because they want to continue to doggedly elevate this bureaucratic review into a criminal scandal, in order to take down the woman most likely to be the nation’s first female president.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Vocal Clinton Rules

Fox News: Hillary Clinton Was 'A Little Too Calm' While Giving Speech On Foreign Policy:

When it comes to her voice, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton can’t win.

Fox News host Heather Nauert and guest Monica Crowley criticized the former secretary of state Wednesday for being “a little too calm” while delivering a foreign policy speech at Stanford University...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Crazy In NC: TrumpNBurr Edition

TOXIC TRUMP: If NC Sen. Burr Gets Too Close to The Donald He'll Poison His Campaign - Blue Nation Review:

A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll brought more bad news for North Carolina Senator Richard Burr’s reelection prospects. The poll released Tuesday found that 48% of his state’s voters are less likely to vote for the senator if he supports Donald Trump, while only 22% would be more likely to support him. Burr currently only holds a five point lead over his opponent Deborah Ross...

November Looking Good

2016 Presidential Race: How I Know 2016 Is Already Over - POLITICO Magazine:

The 2016 presidential election is looking like it will be a matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While this election season has been full of surprises, it is likely that the most decisive period in the election has already passed, the outcome is set and this presidential election will be the first time since 1952 that Democrats will hold on to the White House for three terms in a row...

Sanders Using GOP Propaganda

No, Bill Clinton Did Not Describe The Obama Administration As An 'Awful Legacy' | Crooks and Liars:

... Sadly, it was picked up by Bernie Sanders and tweeted as well, uncritically. So now it's viral.

Here's a protip: When Republicans are the source of a video like that, assume they're ratfcking, which they are, and judge accordingly...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crack In The tRump Media Wall

NBC's Meet The Press Will No Longer Allow Trump To Phone In | Blog | Media Matters for America:

Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Sunday morning political talk show, Meet the Press, told The New York Times he will no longer allow Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to call in to the show in lieu of appearing on camera, taking away a media advantage that has been solely granted to Trump thus far this campaign season...

Crazy In NC: GOPer Vs. GOPer Edition

...and it has nothing to do with tRump.

PRESS RELEASE <br>North Carolina Republican Party Censures Chairman of Party ~ Thunder Pig:

The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) Central Committee, in its duties to oversee the day to day management of the Party and to protect the Party’s integrity, passed a formal resolution of no confidence in NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett. Further, the Central Committee censured him for recent actions and placed severe emergency restrictions on his duties, pending a full review of charges of gross inefficiency by the NCGOP Executive Committee...

On The Real Judical Activists

Supreme Court fight is about democracy - San Francisco Chronicle:

There’s a reason beyond garden-variety partisanship that Senate Republicans resist even holding hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Their gambit evades a full and open debate over the conservative judicial agenda, which is to use the high court in an aggressive and political way to reverse decades of progressive legislation.

The central irony here: The very conservatives who use “judicial activism” as a battering ram against liberals are now the aggressive judicial activists. It’s precisely because Garland’s record reveals him to be a devout practitioner of judicial restraint that an intellectually frank dialogue over his nomination would be so dangerous to the right. It would expose the radicalism of their jurisprudence...

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Media Monster Blowback

Buzzfeed's Kyle Blaine Reports Internal Network News "Tensions" Over "Wall-To-Wall" Trump Coverage | Research | Media Matters for America:

Buzzfeed's Kyle Blaine reported that major news networks are grappling with "internal tensions about the wall-to-wall coverage" of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to "more than a dozen reporters, producers, and executives across the major networks." Moreover, according to Blaine, while some inside the networks are reportedly pushing back against giving Trump free airtime, two other "network sources [have] also confirmed the unprecedented control the television networks have surrendered to Trump in a series of private negotiations..."

Clinton Is The Truth-Teller

By This Measure, Hillary Clinton Is the Most Truthful Candidate in the 2016 Race - Blue Nation Review:

...Take a look at this chart from PolitiFact. Some have taken issue with PolitiFact’s subjectivity, but as an apples to apples comparison, Hillary’s ratio of purely true to purely false statements is higher than any candidate in the race:..

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Some Advice For Sanders


...I’ve followed Bernie Sanders in congress for about fifteen years. I rooted for him whenever he began stomping his feet and demanding that the other politicians in the room take the issues seriously. But when I now try telling my friends that Bernie used to be a forthright guy, they don’t believe me. All they know him for is his downward spiral over the past three months. In their eyes he’s the sore loser who sued the party. He’s the cheater who faked all the endorsements in the early primaries. He’s the jackass who spent the last debate being so overtly rude and seethingly angry toward Hillary Clinton, you’d have thought she ran over his dog. Nobody, outside of his dwindling minority of fanatical supporters, likes this guy anymore. And it’s a real shame...

Debunking Ayn Rand

Column: What Ayn Rand got wrong about human nature | PBS NewsHour:

The take-home point is this: The annals of history show that even if one is talented enough to create enormous wealth, monopolizing that wealth for oneself is a dangerous course of action. Or as billionaire Nick Hanauer puts it, “Beware, fellow plutocrats: The pitchforks are coming.” Wealth is never created in a social vacuum. You may have the genius to design a better mousetrap, but you will inevitably depend on the work of others to implement and distribute your produce and the income of others to enable them to buy your product. The auto industry needs more than a few billionaires to buy their cars in order to stay in business. The finance industry needs employees with surplus income to buy their investment products. Put simply, wealth must be distributed to keep the wheels of commerce turning.

The Army Of The tRump

driftglass: David Brooks: The Sword and The Shield:

And I beheld Trump's mighty army crossing the wasteland of the American Dream, armed and ready to do Trump's bidding.
In their Right hand they wielded a great Sword called Ignorance, Bigotry and Rage which had been forged in the fires of Fox News and Hate Radio. With it they mowed down fact and science and history just as they had been taught to do by Rush and Sean and Erik and Greta and Mark and Anne and Bloody Bill and the Other Bill and Dinesh on and on and on.  With it they decapitated their own past and buried it without breaking rank or stride, as they had been taught to do when they burned their Bush Administration team jackets and took up the Tea Party colors...

GOP Does The NyahNyahNyah Nyah

Opinion: Republicans obstruct on Merrick Garland, just because they can - LA Times:

President Obama has made the Republicans an offer they can't refuse. But refusing they are, as the party in control of Congress has incrementally narrowed the definition of acceptability over the last seven-plus years to this: nothing, at least when it comes to Obama.

Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is about as palatable a nominee for the Supreme Court as Obama could send to the Republicans in the Senate. He's moderate, unquestionably qualified and, at 63, probably won't tilt the ideological balance of the court for as long as many liberals would like...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sympathy For The Bernouts

Butt Clenching Truths | The Confluence:

...I’ll say it again after eight years of saying it: I’ve never been impressed or wowed! by Obama. He’s had a pretty good PR team but I found his campaign speeches to be endless run-on collections of prepositional phrases without a point. Maybe some people are impressed by that. It did nothing for me. His record was, what, spotty? Non-existent? He came out of almost nowhere. His favorite politicians were, um, Republicans. He wrote some self-indulgent biographies. Annnnnd that’s about it. Lawyers, even ones from Harvard, are a dime a dozen these days. Yahhhhwwwn. It’s difficult to find a more establishment politician than Barack Obama.

I am not surprised that there are a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters who feel burned by his two terms in office. They really believed the hype about hope and change, even though the guy they picked doesn’t have a single cell of change in his body. This is the guy who is talking about Hillary’s authenticity. I hope the former Obama supporters who are feeling the Bern this year have learned something but they probably haven’t. I keep thinking I can’t get more disgusted by Obama but he always manages to do it one more time...

Thinking Big (And ClintonCare?)

Why Hillary Clinton needs to start thinking big:

If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president, then she will likely have the incredible good fortune of running against the single most unpopular opponent in modern history, in the orange form of Donald Trump. While it is by no means assured, it's looking at least conceivable that Clinton could win by a big enough margin that Democrats would take both the Senate and the House...

Taking Care Of tRump Business

Doctor Cleveland: Dear Republicans: You Did This. You Fix It.:

...The Republicans did this, and the Republicans need to fix it. If you cannot keep Trump from becoming your nominee, we will take things into our own hands by beating him in the general. And don't you dare tell us how to campaign. We will beat Trump by any means required, because the health of our Republic demands it. You don't get to build the monster, lose to the monster, and then tell us all the ways we're not allowed to fight the monster. You beat him yourself, or you let us do it and don't complain about how...

Tweetin' tRump In 2012

Donald Trump Freaks Out on Twitter After Obama Wins Election:

Shortly after President Barack Obama was announced the winner of the 2012 election, Donald Trump had what some might call a melodramatic freak out on Twitter. He condemned America's democratic process, said the Electoral College should get out of town and called for a revolution...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Reid Lays It Out

Harry Reid Goes There: GOP's Obstruction Seven Years Old | Crooks and Liars:

...Reid said that if Republican leaders aren't willing to withdraw their support of Trump, they should wear the candidate's signature Make American Great Again hats and stand behind the frontrunner at his press conferences.

"Be a mini-Christie, I guess," Reid suggested, referring to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s stone-faced endorsement of the Manhattan businessman that led many Twitter users to joke he was being held hostage...

Treason By GOPer Fiore

Can Fiore (R-NV) Run For Congress After Aiding Domestic Terrorists? | Crooks and Liars:

Las Vegas' craven attention-monger and gun-loving assemblywoman, Michele Fiore was not only a supporter of the illegal Malheur Refuge occupation, she helped organize and plan the siege. She gained notoriety by defending Cliven Bundy's right to allow his cattle to graze without paying BLM land use fees in 2014 and showed herself to be an advocate of armed insurrection against the federal government...

Clinton Would Be More Authentic If She Were Male

Trump Can Split Into Two Contradictory People but Somehow Hillary is 'Inauthentic' - Blue Nation Review:

...But Gibbs didn’t stop there. She went on to say that Donald Trump’s constant contradictions—evidence of our Two Trumps theme—don’t undermine his credibility, but Hillary “changing positions” does undermine her credibility...

NSA Caused Clinton Email Issues?

Emails show NSA rejected Hillary Clinton's request for secure smartphone - CBS News:

Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Trump And The Mob

...among other things.

21 Questions for Donald Trump | Alternet:

I have covered Donald Trump off and on for 27 years — including breaking the story that in 1990, when he claimed to be worth $3 billion but could not pay interest on loans coming due, his bankers put his net worth at minus $295 million. And so I have closely watched what Trump does and what government documents reveal about his conduct...

America, She Weeps

An alternate header might be the "Incoherence Of Donald Trump" or "Megalomania In The Third Grade." Trump on His Foreign Policy Advisers: "I'm Speaking With Myself" | Mother Jones

Comment Of The Day: Fox Fog Edition

Hey Foxnewsicans! Who Taught You How To Do This Stuff? | Crooks and Liars

In a related story, Kris Kardashian released a statement saying that the Duggars are attention whores.

Clinton (Probably) Runs The Table

Hillary Clinton's triumphant Tuesday -

Hillary Clinton's triumphant victory speech Tuesday night sent a clear message to Donald Trump: Bring it on.

The former secretary of state emerged from "Super Tuesday 3" with at least four key victories in Ohio, Illinois, Florida and North Carolina and roughly 300 more delegates than her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. In Missouri, Clinton has a narrow lead over her rival, though the race is still too close to call...

tRump Threatens America

Trump warns of possible 'riots' if he doesn't get White House nod - Channel NewsAsia:

Donald Trump warned Wednesday (Mar 16) that "riots" could break out if he is denied the Republican presidential nomination despite having won most of the party's primary and caucus elections...
Please proceed, Mr. Trump.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Clinton OutPolling tRump With Young Voters

The Cure to Hillary Clinton's Problem With Millennials? Donald Trump. | Mother Jones:

...But those lousy numbers likely won't carry over to the general election if she faces off against Donald Trump. A new poll from USA Today/Rock the Vote shows Clinton crushing Trump by a margin of 52-19 percent among voters under the age of 35. Almost a quarter of young Republicans would vote for Clinton, according to the poll. Young voters across demographic lines prefer Clinton to Trump, with African Americans favoring Clinton 67-5 percent...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cruz Has Acquaintances

The Many, Many Reasons Republican Senators Can't Stand Ted Cruz - Bloomberg Politics:

Ted Cruz might be the only thing standing between Donald Trump and the Republican presidential nomination, but he only has a single endorsement from a fellow senator -- and few colleagues who will even say a nice thing about him in the hallway.

Bob Corker of Tennessee, for example, when asked this week if he considered Cruz a friend, paused for several seconds before eventually replying that Cruz was “an acquaintance...”

Media Throwing Softballs To Sanders

The Legend of Hillary Clinton's Untrustworthiness Lives On:

...Bernie Sanders wasn't asked about his honesty or trustworthiness on Tuesday night. Instead, after that question to Clinton, he was asked, "Senator Sanders, you have demanded that Secretary Clinton release the transcripts of her paid Wall Street speeches. Why is this important? Do you have reason to believe that she says one thing in private and another in public?"...

Cons Dropping Con Central

Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart - BuzzFeed News:

Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the site’s handling of Donald Trump’s campaign manager’s alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Fields and Shapiro informed Breitbart News chair Steve Bannon of their decision Sunday night...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Maher Blasts IlLiberals

Maher's New Rules commentary Friday was the best one he has done in ages. It, with a laugh of course, summarized the the foolish behavior and pledges of the the NeoNaderites who seem to be determined to put Trump in the White House.

Bill Maher blasts Clinton, Sanders fans for fighting each other: 'Will be the death of liberals' - Washington Times:

Mr. Maher, who has been an outspoken supporter of Mr. Sanders, criticized Sanders supporters who have pledged not to vote for the Democratic party if Mrs. Clinton wins the nomination, calling it the “Bernie or Bust” campaign. Those supporters say they will instead cast their votes for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

“On their website, they say they’re revolting against the plutocracy,” Mr. Maher said. “No, actually you’ll be helping elect a plutocrat who’s revolting...”

Machi Pins Sanders Credit Card Trick

Daily PUMA: Bernie Sanders Personal Credit Card Debt is a Con you should not Fall for.:

Bernie Sanders has been making over 150,000 dollars a year as a politician for the past 20 years. His wife Jane Sanders was probably making at least 100,000 dollars a year at Burlington College as college president. Would it not be safe to say for at least a 7 year window of time, and presumably longer because people don't generally go from unemployment to 100,000 dollar a year jobs, that the Sanders were making 250,000 dollars a year, the Equivalent of 1,000 dollars A DAY (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) for anywhere from 7 to 15 years.

If you agree that the evidence above shows that the Sanders were making a thousand dollars a day for a stretch of 7 to 10 to maybe 15 years, then why does Bernie Sanders have between 20,000 to 50,000 dollars worth of credit card debt?...
Do go read the post and sign the Debt Neutrality Petition.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Maddow Shows Violence Timeline

Good video from Maddow at the link. Maddow: The Trump Violence Is Deliberate, Here's Proof | Crooks and Liars

tRump Promotes Violence

Donald Trump, hooligan in chief - NY Daily News:

...Trump rallies are large, testament to the rage he channels and exploits. When thousands of passionate people gather to hoot and holler, it is no surprise that scuffles sometimes happen.

That itself is not the scandal. The scandal is that a man who aspires to be leader of the United States of America and a role model to its children has behaved like a soccer hooligan, gleefully stirring up violence rather than seeking to calm it...

Ben Was Kidding

Is the Joke on Us? Ben Franklin Wasn’t Exactly Serious About Daylight Saving Time |

 Leap year just gave us an extra day. Less than two weeks later, we’re already giving an hour of it back. It’s time again to spring ahead, time to turn our clocks one hour forward to adapt to Daylight Saving Time...

Quoting O

How can you be shocked? This is the guy who said I was born in Kenya: Obama mocks Republican party over Trump's campaign - Firstpost:

..."I want to be very clear. There are thoughtful conservatives good people in the Republican Party, good people who are Republican voters who care about poverty and they care about climate, and don't resort to insults, and are troubled by what's happening inside their own party," he said.

"But they've got to acknowledge why this happened — because some of them have been writing that, well, the reason our party is going crazy is because of Obama. Which is a pretty novel idea. The notion is Obama drove us crazy.

"Now, the truth is, what they really mean is their reaction to me was crazy — and now it has gotten out of hand. But that's different. I didn't cause the reaction. The reaction is something that they have to take responsibility for and then figure out how do we make an adjustment..."

Friday, March 11, 2016

AxelRove Continues His Antics

Hillary Clinton's backseat driver - POLITICO:

...This one featured David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s former top adviser, who logged on to his Twitter account to correct the record against the former secretary of state as she doubled-down on her claim that Sanders had voted against the auto industry bailout...

tRumper tWreck Getting Bad PR

Trump University Students Say They Were Coerced into Giving School Positive Reviews | Vanity Fair:

 Among the many business failures of billionaire Donald Trump, none are quite as controversial as Trump University, the now defunct online real-estate education program currently facing lawsuits for alleged fraud and false advertising. On the campaign trail, the Republican front-runner has repeatedly defended Trump University, which Marco Rubio has called a "fake school." But according to a new report, the “beautiful statements” from former students that Trump often highlights may have come under pressure...

ISIS Supporters Found

Leaked ISIS ‘entry forms’ could expose 22,000 terrorists from over 50 states — RT News:

A batch of leaked Islamic State documents with the names of 22,000 militants from 51 countries has been passed to UK security services. The papers, which were obtained by Sky News via a defector, could expose terrorists planning attacks in Europe.

The files reportedly contain data on 22,000 Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) recruits from all over the world, including the UK and rest of Europe, the US, Canada, North Africa and Middle East...

Finally, Some Good News

Wounded Warrior Project Fires CEO After Spending Questions:

Top executives at the Wounded Warrior Project, one of the largest charities for helping rehabilitate injured military veterans, were fired Thursday after media reports raised questions about extravagant spending...
Just as I was on the verge of cutting off my donations. You're back on my number one spot now.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

To Free Trade Or Not

Campaign 2016: Sanders and Trump dump on free trade, but they're not telling the whole story - LA Times:

...As Kasich has noted, being in favor of free trade doesn't mean automatically supporting every proposed deal. Multinational agreements such as the TPP include a lot of compromises, and some of these may not be worth making. But to categorically oppose trade deals is to say that the U.S. shouldn't try to bring the rest of the world up to the labor, environmental and commercial standards that apply here. That's a losing strategy, and it would only increase the pressure on policymakers to return to the bad old days of high tariffs that inhibited trade and impeded growth for all concerned.

Yes, Virginia, There Is Violence At Trump Rallies

"I've never seen such things at a Trump rally!" "You're just a Killery Supporter!" "You don't nothing about Hitler!" Just a small sampler of some of the more intelligent and less profane comments I received after pointing out that Trump rallies were starting to look like Nazi events. The tRump Lickers have never seen any signs of violence at his rallies. Do tell O Blind Ones.

Trump protester sucker-punched at North Carolina rally, videos show - The Washington Post:

Multiple videos show a protester at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter.

The videos, which appeared on social media early Thursday and are shot from different perspectives, show an African American with long hair wearing a white T-shirt leaving the Trump rally as the audience boos. He is being led out of the rally by men in uniforms that read “Sheriff’s Office.” The man extends a middle finger to the audience on his way out...

Why I Get Angry

The Brutal Assault on Hillary's Integrity Is The Gender Barrier Manifested - Blue Nation Review:

...Hordes of online trolls swarm her supporters and surrogates, spewing filthy, misogynistic insults.

She is attacked by Republicans, by the media, by the commentariat, and by her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, who does this (according to Mother Jones):

“Hey, I’m not saying she’s a crook. I’m just saying she drives a pretty nice car, amirite?” I’d say that Sanders is very much questioning the integrity of Clinton herself, and doing it in a pretty familiar way.

And all these attacks have one thing in common: ZERO EVIDENCE.

It’s ALL innuendo and insinuation. Guilt by association. She’s guilty until proven innocent.

There are few things worse you can do to another human than to take their life’s work, their achievements, their goals and dreams, their mistakes and judgments, their failures and successes and TRASH all of it with unsubstantiated, unfounded insinuations...
I got really irked at some people the other night who kept attacking Clinton with the same old crap and I challenged them on offering up any proof. Of course, they had none but that did not slow them down. This sort of behavior is literally killing politics and will eventually kill the country. One of the very few things I agree with tRump about is that libel and slander laws need to be reevaluated. It should be possible to sue people for serial lying and character assassination if you are a public figure. A few well-placed law suits, followed by stiff penalties, would put an end to most of this behavior.

About Those Bernouts

DISSENTING JUSTICE: The Voices: Why Do White Male Progressives Hear Things That No One Else Can?:

...Opinion polls of the 2016 primaries show a similar pattern and provide greater support for my analysis of black votes. Progressives (at this point, it should be clear that progressives means white progressives) have anointed Bernie Sanders as the leftist; Clinton is still a conservative. Although white progressives appear solidly behind Sanders, opinion polls show that Clinton has overwhelming support among Blacks and Latinos. Although white progressives tout Sanders as the best candidate for economic issues, the voting blocs that have the most at stake with respect to economic issues—people of color, the elderly, women, and poor people—support Clinton more than Sanders. By contrast, Sanders polls well with white college students, white college-graduates and graduate-degree holders, white professionals, and white men. In other words, Sanders supporters tend to have more social and economic privilege than Clinton supporters, despite white progressive depiction of Clinton as a conservative. Sanders’s revolutionaries, on average, are not socially subordinate.

Despite pegging Obama as a leftist, white progressives’ admiration for him plunged after he became president. This trend was especially true among young persons. Young white voters cast more votes for Romney in 2012 than they did for Obama, a dramatic turnaround from the 2008 election. For years, they had accused him of betraying his campaign promises. Few progressives, however, were willing to admit publicly that they heard something in Obama that never existed: a narrative of leftist heroism. Obama campaigned as a moderate, and people who actually analyzed the substance of his proposals—such as Paul Krugman—wrote about this frequently. Progressives, however, argued that Krugman, the liberal Nobel Prize winning Princeton economist who writes a column for the New York Times, was a corrupt corporate media spokesperson. These same patterns have taken hold in the 2016 primaries. Persons who find little differences between Clinton and Sanders—or who find that Clinton has better policies—receive blistering criticism from white progressives, even though their misjudgment of Obama is very recent history...

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

O Murders Fat Tony

Michael Savage: Obama Hired A 2K A Day Hooker To Murder Scalia | Crooks and Liars:

If you thought Alex Jones was the preeminent Antonin Scalia murder conspiracy theory, you may be wrong. AM hate talk radio host Michael Savage, is trying to nudge his way into the conversation by using a National Enquirer story that claims Obama used the CIA to pay a hooker to murder the 79 year old Scalia...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Low Road Takes A Dive

Republican Party Slams Tammy Duckworth, Veteran Who Nearly Gave Her Life for America - Blue Nation Review:

In a now-deleted tweet, the National Republican Senatorial Committee wrote that Representative Tammy Duckworth — who lost both her legs serving her country in Iraq — “has a sad record of not standing up for veterans...”

The Appeal Of tRump

Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian:

...Now, I have no special reason to doubt the suspicion that Donald Trump is a racist. Either he is one, or (as the comedian John Oliver puts it) he is pretending to be one, which amounts to the same thing.

But there is another way to interpret the Trump phenomenon. A map of his support may coordinate with racist Google searches, but it coordinates even better with deindustrialization and despair, with the zones of economic misery that 30 years of Washington’s free-market consensus have brought the rest of America...

Saying No To All GOPers

Why we can't endorse Trump, Rubio, Cruz or Kasich - Sun Sentinel:

The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board is not going to make an endorsement in Florida's March 15 Republican presidential primary because the kind of person who should be running is not in the race...

Defending Bernie

Bernie Sanders slammed after ‘mental health’ joke about Republicans:

Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may have just made an ill-advised and politically damaging joke during a debate with Hillary Clinton in Flint, Mich.

“You know, we are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health. And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in that,” Sanders quipped during the debate.

Not surprisingly, this light-hearted comment did not sit well with mental health advocates, according to a Los Angeles Times report...
First of all, I have an intimate relationship with mental health issues and mental health professionals so I'm not talking out my blowhole. Bernie's joke was intended to cut the GOPers, which it did, and not cut anyone involved in mental health issues. This minimoment is just another example of political correctness run amok and needs to be treated as such. Meanwhile, don't vote for Sanders; vote for Clinton.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Comment Of The Day: GOPer Convention Hell Edition

The Republican National Convention is going to be so fun this year. The building could possibly spontaneously erupt into flames just from all the hatred crammed together in a single room.

Klansmen Vs. Nazis Vs. Mormons Vs. Evangelicals Vs. Wall Street in a Hell in a Cell match to claim the title of the destroyer of the GOP.

tRump, Bernie, & Genderism

What Bernie Sanders still doesn’t get about arguing with Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post:

...Keep in mind that, if Sanders were to secure the Democratic nomination and then win the election, there are many female heads of state, foreign government representatives and others who are not men, with which Sanders will have to work effectively. It's in many ways the very same reason to concern ourselves with Donald Trump's debate stage and Twitter behavior and the methods and insults he's adopted when attempting to confront women — journalists, political opponents and others.

No one is saying Sanders and Trump are on equal footing in the terrain of public offensiveness or displays of sexism. But when it comes to women, Sanders and some of his supporters' public behavior seem to inhabit a nearby Zip code. And the time where that kind of behavior — even hints of possibly sexist thinking — will be ignored or go unnoticed is probably long dead.

tRump And Cruz Defined

Don’t Let Trump’s Antics Distract You From Cruz’s Unwavering Extremist Agenda:

...In truth, he might just have been a little unnerved. Suddenly, it is obvious that the only real competition he has is Tailgunner Ted Cruz, and that puts He, Trump, a charlatan who only recently became a kind of monster, in a head-to-head brawl with someone who has been raised since birth to be one. Trump is an opportunist who saw a chance and half-ran, half-stumbled toward it. Cruz is someone who's had his eyes on the prize since before Princeton and Harvard Law loosed him upon the world. Trump is a man of grandiose, hopelessly vague promises. Cruz is dead-serious about hauling the country into retrograde theocracy and Gilded Age economics. Trump places his faith in Two Corinthians, which I believe is a pizza and sandwich joint on Staten Island. Cruz considers himself to be both a vehicle for political extremism and the instrument of the living God. You decide which frightens you more...

Bernie Mansplains To Clinton

Sunday, March 06, 2016

No Indictments Of Clinton Will Be Forthcoming

Clinton emails continue to be non-scandal, disappointing Republicans - The Washington Post:

...In recent weeks, I’ve had a couple of liberal friends and relatives ask me, with something approaching panic, “I just heard that Clinton is about to be indicted. Is that true?!?” The answer is no, but they heard that because it’s something conservatives say constantly. Tune to to talk radio or surf through conservative web sites, and before long you’ll hear someone say that the Clinton indictment is coming any day now. Donald Trump, with his characteristically tenuous relationship to reality, frequently says that she’s about to be indicted or that she won’t be permitted to run for president because she’ll be on trial. It hasn’t happened and it won’t happen, but that isn’t going to stop them from saying it.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Are The tRumpers Walking With Jesus?

William Rivers Pitt | A Call to Evangelical Trump Voters:

...People of genuine faith are appalled and horrified by your support of this man. They genuinely don't understand it. I have a friend, the scion of a vast family of deep evangelical faith, who just got back from building houses for poor people in Africa. He wants to throw up when beholding this preposterous phenomenon. I disagree with just about everything he stands for politically, but the man has sand, is a wonderful father and has honor to spare. He practices what he preaches, and the very idea of evangelical voters supporting the walking lie that is Donald Trump makes him want to dig a hole and die in it.

Why is this happening? I have a fairly straightforward explanation: You're a pack of marauding frauds. The "morals" and "values" you've been attempting to ram-feed the country for going on 40 years are ashes in your mouths if you stand up for Donald Trump. He represents everything you allegedly despise, and yet you run through walls to support him. Donald Trump is the moneychanger Jesus whipped out of the temple in his wrath, and here you are hitching your wagon to his star. You're not "evangelicals." You're football fans rooting for a team, jumping on board with the guy you think can win, and to hell with the contradictions. You literally reek to high heaven...

They're All Grifters Here

Clash of Republican Con Artists - The New York Times:

So Republicans are going to nominate a candidate who talks complete nonsense on domestic policy; who believes that foreign policy can be conducted via bullying and belligerence; who cynically exploits racial and ethnic hatred for political gain.
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But that was always going to happen, however the primary season turned out. The only news is that the candidate in question is probably going to be Donald Trump. Establishment Republicans denounce Mr. Trump as a fraud, which he is. But is he more fraudulent than the establishment trying to stop him? Not really...

It's Time For Bernie To Go

#Feelthebern Has Flamed Out | Will Hillary Win:

...Proportionality also means that mathematically there is no path forward for Bernie Sanders to win the nomination. The Guardian headlined an article after Super Tuesday: “The cold, hard truth: it’s game over for Bernie Sanders.” And indeed, it is. Not all the hope in Bernie’s world can overcome the harsh reality of math.

No doubt, Bernie’s supporters will take umbrage at hearing the reality that their quixotic journey is over. Nevertheless, facts are facts no matter how harsh they may feel. Even Salon, which has been steadfast in supporting Bernie’s candidacy ran an article the day after Super Tuesday entitled “Hillary’s nomination is inevitable: Bernie has fought the good fight, after Super Tuesday, the numbers just don’t add up for him...”
The real question, posed in the post above at the link, is will Bernie bow out gracefully? Or will he and his supporters make this a bitch-fight until the end? Right now, many of his supporters are acting like this is a high school popularity contest, rather than the deadly serious business of who will be appointing SCOTUS nominees, dealing with climate change, and facing our foreign enemies, not to mention the host of civil right issues that loom on the horizon. Sanders claims to be a "man of the people," but would a self-proclaimed booster of the common man give aid and comfort to a man and a political party that is the antithesis of all those values? Everyone who is on the American people's side of the fence, rather than the minions of the 1%, needs to get on board with making sure no Republican, from dog-catcher to President, is elected this November. That's probably not possible, but by dropping the silly pretenses of political miracles, we can at least get a Democrat back in the White House.

Country Club Angst Roosting In

GOP elites have only themselves to blame for Trump - The Orange County Register:

A top Republican consultant whined last week that “Donald Trump is hijacking the Republican Party.”


This is a common and almost comical complaint these days from the establishment wing of the GOP, the same people who have hijacked the party pretty much since the end of the Reagan era.

In his disgraceful and classless rant against Trump on Thursday, Mitt Romney even unveiled a new strategy by the establishment: Keep Trump from getting a majority of the delegates (though he is very likely to win a plurality) and then steal the election from Trump at the convention. Ironically, these are the same people who were making fun of the Democrats for “rigging” their nomination process to favor Hillary Clinton...
Rigging for Clinton? After the 08 debacle in which Clinton won more votes by far than Obama, the Democrats refused to allow her name in nomination, and people she and Bill had loyally supported for years started stabbing her in the back, a GOPer dares complain about "rigging?"

On GOPer Conversion

Republican says Obamacare saved his life: 'Thank you for serving me even when I didn’t vote for you':

Brent Brown introduced President Obama at an event in Milwaukee yesterday. He told the crowd about a letter he sent to President Obama, something he never would’ve imagined he’d be doing. Brent is a Republican voter who has admittedly said terrible things about the president in the past. But, Brent said that all changed when he became gravely ill and the Affordable Care Act saved his life. He sent a crushingly honest letter to President Obama, apologizing for his brash opposition to the president and the Affordable Care Act...

Feminism Today

With more women in power, hand size irrelevant - Chicago Tribune:

...It may be purely coincidental that as women display greater public power, certain presidential candidates have felt a greater need to assert their sexual power, and, in the most juvenile of ways, trade taunts over whose "hands" are bigger.

Coincidental or not, their belittling of each other diminishes them more than it does women.

As all grown-ups, male or female, know, the measure of a person lies in their ideas and actions, not in their body parts.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Flogging The "Liberal" Hypocrites

Daily PUMA: Cenk Uygur's Super Tuesday Downward Spiral into Clinton Derangement Syndrome.:

...What Cenk doesn't tell you about Super Tuesday is that two of Bernie's four victories were in democrat caucus contests. What Cenk Uygur won't tell you is that Hillary Clinton is KNOWN to do between 10 to 30 points worse in democrat caucus contests than her actual popularity if that same state had had a primary contest instead. It is very likely that if Colorado and Minnesota had actually run primaries instead of caucuses Hillary Clinton would have won both Colorado and Minnesota...

But First Some Comedy, Then Veeps

Cannonfire-- "Let's talk veep":

...Traditionally, the veep slot should go to a candidate liked by those voters who normally don't gravitate toward the main candidate. Since Trump and Clinton appeal to such radically different segments of the population, the solution is obvious: They should pick each other. Trump/Clinton versus Clinton/Trump. I see no Constitutional problems with this arrangement. This idea aligns with the overall theme of this election season: Let's make America insane again...

Fact Check On The Tallywhacker Debate

GOP debate: CNN's Reality Check Team inspects claims at GOP debate -

Thursday, March 03, 2016

When Even They Oppose You...

GOP ex-national security officials: Say no to Trump -

A group of leaders in the Republican foreign policy and national security community wrote an open letter condemning Donald Trump and pledging to oppose his presidential candidacy.

"We are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head," they wrote in the letter, first posted Wednesday night on the website

Trump dismissed the letter -- as well as comments by former director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden who said if Trump ordered torture, the military would disobey him...

The Daily Flashback: Rise Of The BernieBot Edition

From May 2015...

The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton - The New York Times:

...For months now, America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts on social media attacking Mrs. Clinton, some of them specifically designed to be spotted, and shared, by liberals. The posts highlight critiques of her connections to Wall Street and the Clinton Foundation and feature images of Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, interspersed with cartoon characters and pictures of Kevin Spacey, who plays the villain in “House of Cards.” And as they are read and shared, an anti-Clinton narrative is reinforced.

America Rising is not the only conservative group attacking Mrs. Clinton from the left. Another is American Crossroads, the group started by Karl Rove, which has been sending out its own digital content, including one ad using a speech Ms. Warren gave at the New Populism Conference in Washington last May...

Former Obot Hearts Clinton

Shakesville: Hillary Sexism Watch, Part Wev in an Endless Series: ...Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau:

"I had the chance to serve in the Obama administration with someone who was far different than the caricature I had helped perpetuate. The most famous woman in the world would walk through the White House with no entourage, casually chatting up junior staffers along the way. She was by far the most prepared, impressive person at every Cabinet meeting. She worked harder and logged more miles than anyone in the administration, including the president. And she'd spend large amounts of time and energy on things that offered no discernible benefit to her political future—saving elephants from ivory poachers, listening to the plight of female coffee farmers in Timor-Leste, defending LGBT rights in places like Uganda. Most of all—and you hear this all the time from people who've worked for her—Hillary Clinton is uncommonly warm and thoughtful. She surprises with birthday cakes. She calls when a grandparent passes away. She once rearranged her entire campaign schedule so a staffer could attend her daughter's preschool graduation. Her husband charms by talking to you; Hillary does it by listening to you—not in a head-nodding, politician way; in a real person way..."

No Sympathy For One Of The Devils

The Outlaw Jersey Whale is getting righteously flogged over his tRump licking.

Chris Christie faces backlash over Donald Trump support -

Chris Christie is paying a big price for backing Donald Trump.

In the days since the New Jersey governor shocked the political world with his endorsement, six New Jersey newspapers have called for him to resign, his backers have roundly criticized him and his poll numbers have plummeted...

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

No Surprise Racists At tRump Rally

Neo-Nazis at Trump rally caught on video roughing up black woman: ‘You’re scum, your time will come!’:

White supremacists hurled racist and sexist slurs Tuesday afternoon as they pushed a black protester out of a Donald Trump rally in Kentucky.

Videos have circulated of a young woman being pushed and shoved by a screaming man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at the Trump rally in Louisville, and the protester described the experience afterward in a Facebook video...

You Need Clinton

It's time for the haters to get behind Hillary Clinton | Rachel Sklar | Opinion | The Guardian:

...When she comes under fire for her tone, for her ambition, for her likability, for somehow not being inspirational enough; when she’s asked about who will pick out china or when yet another smear email goes viral, ready to be added to her Snopes archive; when someone muses that it’s not that she’s a woman, but they just don’t like her, or even worse, proclaims hotly that they’d rather not vote than vote for Hillary – it’s time to step up. Because that is the language of undermining your potential and likely candidate for president.

If you care about what Bernie Sanders stands for, you will need her. If you care about who sits on the US supreme court you will need her. If you care about women’s reproductive self-determination, you will need her. If you care about racial justice, you will need her. If the alternative is one of the dudes that look reasonable compared to Donald Trump, you will need her...

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Rethinking Clinton

Give Hillary Clinton Another Look:

...I've known Hillary and worked with her. She can be serious and funny. She inspires fervent camaraderie in her staff. She is the most intelligent woman I have ever met.

More importantly, she has the right temperament to lead us safely through the labyrinths of a dangerous world. She is both tough enough to be commander in chief, and compassionate enough to understand what our country needs to do to restore faith in the American Dream...

Dems Have A Message

Republicans Wrecked As Newspapers Pummel The GOP With Demand They Do Their Jobs:

...What we have here is a failure to communicate. But for once, this failure is not on the part of Democrats. In fact, Democrats are hammering Senate Republicans for not doing their jobs when it comes to confirming President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

The Democratic Policy and Communications Center rounded up editorials from around the country that all tell Republicans to stop obstructing. Their message: “American People to GOP: Do Your Job”...


driftglass: A Drudge Too Far:

...So is this how the party of Abraham Lincoln dies? (asks Morning Joe)

No, Joe, the Party of Lincoln died long, long ago. Nixon strapped it to the gurney, Reagan administered the lethal injection and you and every other Conservative parasite here in the Home of the Free have been picnicking on its corpse for decades...

No Sympathy For BillO

Mr. Republican Family Values Loses Custody Of His Kids:

...O’Reilly’s 17-year-old daughter is refusing her visitation with her father and has been skipping her court-mandated visits to see him. And while that can be completely normal for a nearly-adult teenager, previous court documents reveal a somewhat toxic relationship with her father...

Gravity Waves In Your Brain

Why�Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings:

...Third, until reality is united into one whole, science cannot justify its claim to understand nature. This isn't simply a piece of grumpy skepticism. The Heisenberg cut raises a wall inside the human brain, because the brain is both a large object and totally dependent on quantum events taking place at the very most fundamental level of brain cells. Being unable to fuse the two domains of reality comes to a crunch every time you think a thought. At the large scale level of classical physics, your thought can be detected as increased neural activity that "lights up" on a brain scan. Yet this isn't the same as reading your mind. Only you know what your thought is.
Until we understand the conundrum betwixt the very large and the very small, we will never understand tRump.