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June 18th, 2018 - 10:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

WSU’s Mike Leach falls for fake Obama video

WSU’s head football coach Mike Leach is an ardent Trump supporter. That made him an easy mark for a hoax video using edited footage to make it sound like President Obama said, in a 2014 Brussels speech, that Americans are “too small-minded to govern their own affairs and need to surrende[...]

June 12th, 2018 - 4:38 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Infantile governor throws election tantrum

“Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he would ‘probably not’ certify the results of Tuesday’s primary election” because he doesn’t like his state’s new “ranked choice” voting system that Republicans unsuccessfully fought against in federal and state co[...]

June 8th, 2018 - 11:18 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Jews, Politics

Krauthammer: That’s all she wrote, folks

Influential conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer announced Friday he’s lost his battle against cancer, has only a few weeks to live, and has written his last column. Krauthammer, 68, is an Oxford and Harvard-educated psychiatrist who became a quadraplegic in college as a result of a diving [...]

June 7th, 2018 - 8:21 am § in Politics, Religion

China Adapts Buddhism to the Corporate Values of the State

Party vs Profit Sacred Chinese Buddhist sites have in recent years become major tourist attractions in the new China. This tourism boom has been fueled by a growing spiritual vacuum amid China’s newly-moneyed classes, but efforts to cash in on it now appear to have been stymied by a state drive to[...]

June 7th, 2018 - 7:58 am § in America, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

President Trump Brings an ALL STAR Team to Negotiate With Kim Jung Un

Donald Trump has assembled a unique team to negotiate with Kim Jung Un .  The Team includes John Bolton, the great leader who inspired President GW Bush to invade Iraq, Sebastian Gorka, adviser to both Donald Trump and far right Hungarian  Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Sean Hannity,the scion of Fau[...]

June 5th, 2018 - 1:30 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Fox News caught faking Philadelphia Eagles “protests” that never happened

“Fox News apologized Tuesday after receiving a torrent of criticism over the network’s use of photos of various players for the Philadelphia Eagles kneeling in prayer, creating the misleading impression that they were demonstrating during the national anthem.” — CNN A Fox New[...]

May 30th, 2018 - 10:47 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

Are We Too Comfortable?

Are we too comfortable to feel urgency about the future? By Stuart Heady This is from a manuscript in progress for a book to be titled, “Our Politics is Too Small.” Are we lulled, by all the pretty images in the advertising bubble we live in? Do we see that our greatest problem in our [&[...]

May 23rd, 2018 - 11:34 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Mussolini is back!

The far-right Lega and anti-establishment Five Star parties chose law professor Giuseppe Conte as their consensus pick for Italy’s next prime minister, despite his lack of governing experience. Mattarella giving Conte a mandate to form Italy’s next government clears one of the final hurdles for [...]

May 23rd, 2018 - 5:37 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

EXPENSIVE LUNCH

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May 18th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Another Day, Another School, 10 More Dead Kids

Law enforcement sources confirm “multiple fatalities” at the high school in Santa Fe, Texas (near Galveston) and say a shooter is in custody. News sources report 9 deaths and say an officer was injured. Meanwhile, President Trump is heading today to an NRA speaking engagement, seeking vo[...]