- This is not a page with blind links. I use the title of the article so the decision can be made whether to click the link or not. If it looks interesting, click it.
- This is not a page that will have a date of publication next to each and every link. When it is available, it will be included. Also, the articles will be arranged with the most recently added link at the top of the list for the month. Versions 1.0 & 2.0 were the reverse of this - the newest was at the bottom of the list for the month. Clarification: At the end of 2017, which is when Version 4.0 will be created, December 2017 will be the first section, followed by November 2017, followed by October 2017, and then September 2017, which is the month this page was started.
- This is not a page where the destination website has been converted to a short URL. Thus, prior to clicking it, you should hover over the link and see where it is going.
- This is not a "fair and balanced" page. There is no attempt whatsoever on my part to have an equal number of "conservative" links and "liberal" links on this page. While I often align myself with Conservative values, there are some issues where the Conservatives have it wrong.
SupercutsThis section dates back to July 2016 and likely goes to the present day. I watched a video and heard adult language - because there were movie clips intertwined with the politicians talking - so be warned!!
- Fox News' List Of 2017 ‘Biggest Scandals’ Left Out Bill O’Reilly | Crooks and Liars
- Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up : NPR
- Tax cuts benefits to the economy are a delusion, Hussman says
- From the article
- "Frankly, the notion that corporate tax cuts will unleash some renaissance in US real investment and growth would be laughable if the bald-faced corporate giveaway wasn't so offensive," he wrote. "The policy not only vastly favors the wealthy, but is even more preferential to wealthy individuals who take their income in the form of profits rather than wages. The current tax legislation isn't some thoughtful reform to benefit Americans. It's a quickly planned looting through a broken window in our nation's character."
- the purple boxes have the link in the middle
- the red boxes have the link at the beginning
- the green boxes have the link at the end.
It's really nuts to have a style guide that only exists in the editor's head. It's a lot like "Use one space unless it looks funny, then use two." Here are the first two stories, verbatim, in the email:
- THE LEAD STORY: A Republican congressman has urged the House to look into a report that the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, all to ensure the Iran nuclear deal remained on track ... Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., made the request to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy after Politico reported Sunday that Obama administration officials roadblocked the task force effort to curtail the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities. Politico reported that the red tape against Project Cassandra allowed Hezbollah to evolve into a major global security threat.
BIAS AT THE BUREAU?: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe faces a grilling behind closed doors today on allegations of political bias in the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Special Counsel Mueller's Russia collusion probe ... McCabe is set to face questions from the House Intelligence Committee about FBI official Peter Strzok’s role in the two investigations. Strzok was removed from Mueller's team after anti-Trump texts he had exchanged with a colleague came to light. Lawmakers will also want to know whether McCabe had a role in these communications, as one text exchange referred to an "Andy" and an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency.
Before he was part of Mueller's team, Strzok, a former deputy to the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, played a key role in the Clinton email case. He was the person who changed the language from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” in then-FBI Director James Comey's draft statement on the email probe, appearing to water down the bureau's findings.
- Honestly, & my first impression: the media was reading into the tweet.
- President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that the Democratic senator from New York “would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” Gillibrand, who a day earlier had called for an investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump and said he should resign, replied directly to the president on Twitter. “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office,” she wrote. Others who condemned Trump’s tweet included former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, “BBC World News America” anchor Katty Kay, and Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
- Wait, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign condemned something that President Trump tweeted? That's so surprising! NOT!!!!
- The attempted suicide bombing in New York Monday would never have happened if President Trump's immigration policies had been in place, the White House said, after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the country via chain migration ... Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in a subway corridor, New York Police Department officials said. Hours later, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News that Ullah was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011. That prompted White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to note that President Trump has railed against so-called "chain migration," through which dozens of an immigrant's relatives can enter the U.S. simply because their family member made it. Trump, in a statement, blamed the attack on America's "lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country."
- I do not understand why the word "has" is capitalized in the above headline?
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- The following video has EXTREMELY adult language... like EXTREME!! If you are sensitive to the f-word, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!
- So why post it? It is included because race is a political issue and this video attempts to open the discussion about it. I am not a fan of the adult language, but I am a fan of the discussion so here it is:
- Here are all the reasons Obama is right that we should elect more women. But he meant more Democrats. Dear Mr. Obama: With all due respect, shut up. You are proving the theory that former presidents should retire and confine themselves to writing memoirs and telling amusing stories.
- Christians, Don't Twist Scripture to Justify Your Vote for Roy Moore by Erick Erickson
- In a Planned Parenthood Culture, The Matt Lauers Thrive by Erick Erickson
- The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party Changed
- Twitter Confirms Maddow's Prediction: Ending Net Neutrality Is A Very Big Deal | Crooks and Liars
- Nancy Pelosi: Sham "Shero"
- When You Get Basic Facts Wrong, How Can We Even Coexist? by Erick Erickson
- Dem Candidates To Hillary: If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Us
- A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that he, his family and his staffers faced an intense backlash at the time from Clinton allies – and that the campaign even put out word that it planned to fire him if the Democratic presidential nominee won the 2016 election.
- Analysis: Senate Tax Plan Will Reduce Taxes for Most Taxpayers, Gives Biggest Cuts to Moderate-Income Families - A single individual with no dependents earning $30,000 will see their taxes cut by 9 percent - BY: Ali Meyer - November 26, 2017 5:00 am
- Pelosi: Don't draw conclusions about Conyers until he's done investigating himself
- The Hollywood Purge Hits Disney
- WHY THE HELL WASN'T HE IN JAIL? Texas Shooter Escaped Mental Institution In 2012, Tried To Kill Superiors By Sneaking Guns Onto Base
- Published Apr 5, 2017
- Published Apr 12, 2017
- I think this is the first article I've linked to on the Huffington Post website that is critical of liberals...
****************************************************************************************** White Athletes Still Standing For The Anthem Are Standing For White Supremacy --- It’s a question of privilege. 09/25/2017 04:08 am ET Updated Sep 28, 2017
From the article: "Anyone who professes to care about America’s alleged values should be fighting to extend them to those they’re deprived. If they aren’t full of shit, that is."
"Anyone who professes to care about America’s alleged values should be fighting to extend them to those they are deprived..."
Thank God the Huffington Post is around to tell me these things!
- From FOX NEWS FIRST:
- THE WEINSTEIN EFFECT: Barbara Walters may be the latest victim of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal - but not in the same way as his alleged victims ... The Weinstein saga has draw attention to sex abuse in Hollywood, and opened a floodgate of horror stories from some of Tinseltown's elite. Unfortunately for Walters, a 2013 interview on "The View" showing her shut down actor Corey Feldman when he spoke about his personal experiences of sex abuse has surfaced and critics are demanding that she apologize.
- Are these the same critics who say that praying for the victims is 'not enough' after a gunman goes nuts and kills innocent people?
- My niece 'came out' as bisexual yesterday.
Trump Tower meeting wasn't about Clinton 'dirt,' emails show By Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News
- In the state of California, calling someone a Grammar Nazi is now closer to being a statement of fact. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last Thursday which makes it a crime for you to “willfully and repeatedly” use the wrong pronoun, possibly resulting in a $1,000 fine or a year in prison.
Currently, the law only applies to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, but, as is always the case with laws, this is only the beginning.
- This makes me chuckle for two reasons:
- After 8 years of President Obama filling court seats with pro-LGBTQ, pro-abortion judges, it is now a bad thing?
- Aren't judges supposed to go solely by the law? I thought so. If that is the case, why do either side allow anything else?!?
- The irony is just too sickly sweet to not say this about Democrats and gun control and abortion. Democrats support abortion, arguing the government should not be involved in a personal decision. In the same breath, the Democrats believe that the government should be more involved in gun control even though purchasing a gun is a personal decision. Also, the way I look at both the guns being used to murder the innocent and abortion issues isn't the end result is the same? How is a baby in a womb any more guilty of being conceived than someone who purchased a concert ticket for a concert in Las Vegas? Seriously, how are they different? To me, they are not different.
THE LEAD STORY: The NRA slammed the hypocrisy of Hollywood celebs and the left and urged an honest conversation about gun violence in its first interviews since the Las Vegas massacre ... "The hypocrisy is beyond belief," National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre told Fox News' Sean Hannity, adding that Hollywood "makes billions" by depicting gun violence and bloodshed in films and TV shows. NRA Executive Director Chris Cox told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that NRA members were killed in the Las Vegas tragedy and that the organization is grieving too. Gunman Stephen Paddock was not a member of the NRA, Cox said, adding that gun control measures pushed by the left would not have prevented tragedies in Las Vegas, San Bernardino or Santa Barbara. Fox News' interviews with LaPierre and Cox came after the NRA called for federal review of so-called "bump stocks" and suggested new rules might be needed for the device apparently used in the Las Vegas attack.
- Drew Brees: Respecting The Flag More Important Than Making A Point
- Kaep Doesn't Know What First Black Medal of Honor Recipient Did With the Flag
- NFL Ratings Take A Knee After Trump Calls On America To Turn Off Protests
- NFL Won't Fine Teams For Not Being On Field During National Anthem
- Sick: NASCAR Legend Stabs USA in Back... Joins Kneelers
- Viral Cartoon Perfectly Explains How Utterly Pointless Kaepernick's "Protest" Is
- Regents detail secret Harreld meetings during UI search
- IOWA CITY, Ia. — A majority of University of Iowa governing board members have described under oath how they secretly recruited Bruce Harreld weeks before hiring the businessman as president, circumventing the Iowa Open Meetings Law, court records show.Five of nine members of the Board of Regents met Harreld — a former IBM executive and Harvard Business School faculty member — in back-to-back-to-back meetings on July 30, 2015, as part of a push by then-Board President Bruce Rastetter to persuade Harreld to apply.In depositions made public Monday, regents testified that they set up the meetings using private email accounts, held multiple gatherings to avoid having a board majority present at once, and never discussed the substance of the meetings with anyone afterward. Rastetter testified the meetings were held at his private business in Ames rather than the board office because it was more convenient, adding that he didn’t view them as “an official Board of Regents matter.”
- I included the above article because of the premise: what a worker is paid for an hour of work impacts hygiene? And there was a study to backup the claim? And so, that's why I read the article. After I did, I find the headline very misleading. The study that is referenced in the title has nothing to do with Seattle workers being paid higher wages, directly. I thought there had been a study to analyze whether Seattle restaurants have had more violations.
The study merely draws a dashed line between a "higher hourly wage" and the fact that Seattle has a higher minimum wage. This is from the article:
- A study recently conducted by professors from Indiana University, Ball State University, and Villanova University, found that each dollar increase in the minimum wage resulted in a 6.4% increase in overall health violations, with a 7.3% increase in critical “red” violations and a 15.3% increase in less severe “blue” violations in the city’s restaurants... When employers are forced to cut back hours because they don’t have the money to pay the additional wages, work that was previously being done no longer is. It appears given a choice between serving customers and doing extra cleaning with the more limited hours, the cleaning is going to suffer.
- Interesting how the above story about Lawrence O'Donnell is included in Yahoo's "Entertainment" section, not the "Politics" section. O'Donell is, of course, a liberal with his own show on MSNBC.
UPDATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:
- And what it lacked: What Trump’s UN Speech Was Lacking By Jesse Kelly | September 20, 2017, 12:00am
- RFA is a partnership between Google News Labs and the Groundtruth Project. The Groundtruth Project’s mission is (from its website):
The GroundTruth Project is a non-profit media organization dedicated to supporting a new generation of international correspondents and documentary filmmakers to go out in the world to produce social justice journalism that enlightens and informs,
It’s not just any journalism. It’s “social justice journalism.”
I realize it is Hobby Lobby and that they are always going to be on the shitlist because that's who they are, but being criticized for selling decorative cotton?!? Really? Okay, here goes.
- As I kind of expected, the issue was likely with Hobby Lobby (because they are Hobby Lobby) more than with actual cotton.
- Apparently, liking cotton or selling cotton or having cotton in your house is a cause to level the charge of racism. Yes. Really. Within the article is a link to another article about a college president who had to apologize to the students he invited to his house for dinner because his dinner table had a centerpiece with cotton. No, I'm not making this shit up - read more here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/college-president-apologizes-for-cotton-stalk-centerpieces-during-dinner-with-black-students/ar-AAs6j6t
- From the article:
- When it comes to abortion, which went unmentioned in the Boston Globe article, the Senator from Massachusetts is about as extreme as can be. She not only endorses late-term abortion, but she wants you to pay for it via federal funds. When faced with videos showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of baby parts, Warren questioned not the abhorrent practice, but the veracity of the video evidence.
- A snippet from the press release follows, but definitely read the entire press release using the link above.
In June of 2012, President Obama bypassed Congress to give work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits to approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants currently between the ages of 15 and 36. The typical recipients of this executive amnesty, known as DACA, are in their twenties. Legislation offering these same benefits had been introduced in Congress on numerous occasions and rejected each time.
In referencing the idea of creating new immigration rules unilaterally, President Obama admitted that “I can’t just do these things by myself” – and yet that is exactly what he did, making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our Republic.
Officials from 10 States are suing over the program, requiring my Administration to make a decision regarding its legality. The Attorney General of the United States, the Attorneys General of many states, and virtually all other top legal experts have advised that the program is unlawful and unconstitutional and cannot be successfully defended in court.
There can be no path to principled immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or nullify federal laws at will.
- Holy Crap!! This is a very VERY long article and requires more than 2 or 3 minutes to read. Per the article, it is "drawn from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, We Were Eight Years in Power."