Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

December 13th, 2017 - 12:42 am § in Politics

80th Anniversary: Remembering the Nanjing Massacre

A symbolic total of 1,213 soldiers remember the deaths of Nanjing Massacre victims at the memorial hall on Wednesday. On Dec 13, 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing and killed more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers, according to Chinese historical documents. CUI XIAO / FOR CHI[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 9:28 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Moore refuses to concede

But Alabama law requires an automatic recount only if an election is within 0.5%, and Doug Jones’ election-night lead over Moore is three times that much. The Alabama secretary of state said it’s very unlikely that Jones “is not the winner.” Recounts can change a few dozen or[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 8:36 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Alabama enters the 21st century

The Crimson State’s voters decided, by a slim margin, that character matters more than party or ideology. Doug Jones (D) 673,236 49.9% Roy Moore (R) 652,300 48.4% 99% of votes in  [...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:48 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Tomi Lahren being Tomi Lahren

Comment: Tomi Lahren, 25, has been described as a “rising star” of conservative media. (She’s also been called a “rightwing bimbo”; this video shows why.) A South Dakota native, she’s a college graduate with a B.A. in journalism and political science (from the Uni[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:00 pm § in Politics, Religion, Repugnants

Raw Story’s sexual predator roundup

“Republican¬†Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who once compared the Obama family to monkeys … , has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church four years ago when she was only 17 years old.” (Stories here and here.)¬†Update: Mr. Johnson (left, in photo) commi[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 11:54 am § in Politics, Repugnants

The horse he rode in on

Channeling Vlad Putin, Roy Moore rode a horse to his polling place this morning. It didn’t take very long for wags to dub him “Sleazy Rider.” As Ronald Reagan, if he were still with us, might say: “Roy, you’re no Lone Ranger!” Read story here and watch video below[...]

December 8th, 2017 - 1:21 pm § in Misc., Politics, Repugnants

A gift to America’s richest people

This is how much America’s 15 richest people might save in estate taxes if the GOP tax bill passes. Enjoy, because you’re paying for it. 1.¬† Bill Gates, $35.6 billion 2. Jeff Bezos, $32.6 billion 3. Warren Buffett, $31.2 billion 4. Mark Zuckerberg, $28.4 billion 5. Larry Ellison, $23.6 [...]

December 8th, 2017 - 10:01 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Roy Moore is a Putin lover

Roy Moore, an angry old man who hopes to be elected to the U.S. Senate under the GOP label next Tuesday, dissed the USA and praised Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Read this story here. Yesterday, he praised the America that existed during slavery — which also was a time of poverty, child lab[...]

December 3rd, 2017 - 1:18 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

The hypocrisy of the GOP tax bill