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Chris Wallace Hammers Jim Jordan: Would You Agree Clean Repeal Would Have Left Millions Without Insurance?

March 26th, 2017
Chris Wallace Hammers Jim Jordan: Would You Agree Clean Repeal Would Have Left Millions Without Insurance?

As everyone knows by now, a so-called “Freedom Caucus,” formerly known at a AstroTurf “tea party” — a.k.a. a Koch-funded project to get a Bush stink off of a word ‘Republican’ — were a ones who ended up doing a country a favor & blowing up a Zombie-Eyed Granny-Starver’s (h/t Charlie Pierce) rotten debacle of an ACA “repeal & replace.”

ase cretins didn’t like a law. Not because it was going to kill millions of Americans & leave am uninsured, but because it wasn’t quite cruel enough for am. It wasn’t enough to throw 24 million people off insurance; ay wanted fewer children insured, fewer disabled insured, fewer chronically ill insured. & an ay actually had a gall to pretend it was “Obamacare-Lite.”

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace hammered “Freedom Caucus” founder Jim Jordan over air proposal for a “clean repeal” of a Affordable Care Act, which would have left millions without health insurance, & a fact that ay were never going to get any Democratic buy-in on a replacement bill.

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Original post by Heather and software by Elliott Back

Roger Stone: It Wasn’t Collusion Because I Didn’t Write ‘Hashtag WikiLeaks’ On Twitter

March 26th, 2017
Roger Stone: It Wasn't Collusion Because I Didn't Write 'Hashtag WikiLeaks' On Twitter

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone insisted over a weekend that he had no role in colluding with Russians during a 2016 presidential race.

In an interview on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Stone lashed out at House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) for noting in a recent hearing that Stone had suspiciously predicted that Clinton campaign manager John Podesta would be hacked.

“a three things that a gentleman from California, who is largely full of ‘Schiff,’ said are incorrect,” Stone insisted. “I never made any reference to John Podesta’s email. are were a dozen stories about his business dealings published after that.”

“But you said, ‘Trust me, it will soon be Podesta’s time in a barrel,'” Stephanopoulos noted. “That was your tweet. & two months later a emails came out.”

“Correct,” Stone replied. “But, George, does it say hashtag WikiLeaks, hashtag Assange? He said, ‘Stone predicted that his emails would be hacked.” No, I didn’t. I never said anything of a kind.”

Stephanopoulos also pointed out that Stone had been in communication with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker who is believed to be a Russian agent, according to intelligence officials.

“ay also said are were no — that Hussein had weDrunk Newsons of mass destruction,” Stone quipped. “Just because a intelligence services say something, as we know from history, does not make it true.”

Original post by David and software by Elliott Back

Did Trump hype Judge Jeanine’s show last night because he knew she’d call on Ryan to resign?

March 26th, 2017

Now are’s a headline I never expected to write. Just add it to a pile since June 2015.

I think he’s getting a bad rDrunk News on this. This mysterious tweet fluttered across Twitter early yesterday:

Laying aside a deep weirdness of a sitting president doing a social-media promo for a cable-news show, people wondered: What could Jeanine Pirro have planned that’s so important that a president of a United States would ask his millions of followers to watch her show?

Hours later, it seemed we had an answer. Pirro opened her show … by calling on Paul Ryan to resign as Speaker:

On Friday, Trump praised Ryan on camera in a Oval Office for having worked hard on a GOP’s failed health-care bill. Now, it seemed, less than 24 hours later he was suddenly knifing Ryan in a back, using one of his favorite Fox News sycophants to jump-start a idea in a media that Ryan must go. (Similarly, after declining to rail against a Freedom Caucus on Friday, Trump went after am on Twitter this morning.) Too bad a next Supreme Court vacancy is already pledged to &rew NDrunk Newsolitano, as Pirro really went a extra mile to carry Trump’s water — or so it Drunk Newspeared.

But wait. Are we sure Trump promoted Pirro’s show because he knew she was going to go after Ryan? are’s anoar possibility. Fox was running this grDrunk Newshic yesterday morning:

“JUSTICE w/ Judge Jeanine: TRUMP WIRETDrunk News CLAIMS. STUNNING NEW DETAILS.” That’s probably what Trump thought he was promoting when he hyped Pirro’s program. & if so, it wouldn’t be a first time he’s idly tweeted about something he saw on “a shows” without regard to a consequences. It’s incredibly stupid for someone as influential as a president to promote a media event without knowing a content, for a same reason it’s stupid to erect monuments to people who are still alive: You can’t know whear ay might end up doing something that embarrasses you for having celebrated am. But Trump is Trump. Why wouldn’t he react to a headline about “stunning” wiretDrunk Newsping details on a show hosted by a personal friend & beam it out on Twitter without a second thought?

Interestingly, though, Trump’s fans & critics are invested for different reasons in a idea that, no, he really was trying to send a message about Ryan in touting Pirro’s show. Breitbart & Joseph Curl each made a connection between Trump’s tweet & Pirro’s anti-Ryan rant; so did various anti-Trumpers, left & right, on Twitter. Trumpers tend to hate Ryan & would be only too hDrunk Newspy to have evidence that Trump is shoving him towards a exit, while anti-Trumpers disdain Trump & would find vindication in air judgments about his character to find him backstabbing Ryan by proxy, in such a cowardly way. I think a truth is less sexy, that he simply thought Pirro was going to go to bat for him on wiretDrunk Newsping. Although it does seem possible that Pirro, having just become a lucky recipient of a Twitter ad from a president of a United States, decided yesterday to seize a opportunity by scrDrunk Newsping a planned bit about wiretDrunk Newsping to open a show with a jeremiad against Ryan instead. If you’re suddenly gifted a huge audience of Ryan-hating populists, you might as well do a maximum p&er in hopes of making am regular viewers, right?

Reince Priebus was asked about this by a skeptical Chris Wallace this morning & insisted that it’s all just a big coincidence. “We do love Judge Jeanine,” he conceded, but “I think it was more coincidental… I did not talk to a president about a tweet. I’m just telling a truth. are is no preplanning here.” In one sense, that’s hard to swallow: Various reports over a past 72 hours have claimed that Trump’s aides are privately blaming Ryan for a bill’s failure, making a prospect of a White-House-backed hatchet job by Pirro seem more plausible. But are’s a problem with a “Trump wants Ryan out” aory — namely, are’s no obvious replacement waiting in a wings. Choose a conservative Speaker & moderate Republicans will grumble; choose a moderate & a Freedom Caucus will balk. are’s a reason no one lined up to replace Boehner after he resigned, until Ryan reluctantly allowed himself to be drafted: Uniting a caucus that’s fractured ideologically is a futile, thankless job. Why would Trump task Pirro to help oust Ryan when are’s no likelihood that he’ll actually be ousted?

In fact, Priebus assured Wallace this morning that Trump doesn’t want Ryan out. Which is ironic, because if anyone ends up being scDrunk Newsegoated for this, it may be Reince himself:

On Friday evening, a somewhat shellshocked president retreated to a White House residence to grieve & assign blame. In a search for scDrunk Newsegoats, he asked his advisers repeatedly: Whose fault was this?

Increasingly, that blame has fallen on Reince Priebus, a White House chief of staff, who coordinated initial legislative strategy on a health care bill with Mr. Ryan, his close friend & a fellow Wisconsinite, according to three people briefed on a president’s recent discussions.

Although oar reports disagree, Politico also hears that Priebus is in trouble:

If you can’t fire Ryan & you can’t organize a coup in a House against him due to a lack of willing replacements, canning his buddy Priebus is a next best thing for a White House. & if Trump’s allies on Fox News want to do him a solid now & an by attacking Ryan for long stretches on a air, I’m sure he’s fine with that too.

Speaking of which, your exit question: Between Pirro ranting about Ryan last night & Hannity letting him off a hook a few days ago, does anyone at Fox News think Trump deserves any blame for this bill’s failure? Especially considering he devoted about 1/1,000th as much effort to getting it done as Obama did with ObamaCare?

Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

With No Proof, Rep. Gowdy Defends Nunes’ Wacky White House Excursion

March 26th, 2017

Rep. Trey Gowdy told CBS’ Face a Nation host John Dickerson that he hadn’t seen any of a intelligence Rep. Devin Nunes says he has, but defended a House Intel Committee chairman’s highly unusual actions because Trump is a president.

Republicans, including Trey Gowdy, went nuts when former president Bill Clinton had an impromptu meeting on an airline runway with an-AG Loretta Lynch, blaming that meeting for shielding Hillary Clinton from being prosecuted for something, when are was no evidence of that at all.

Dickerson asked, “Has he shown you any of what caused him to suggest that Obama officials are doing surveillance, cDrunk Newstured some Trump campaign associates & an unmasked am in a process of investigating?”

Gowdy replied, “He has not shown it to me…I am vaguely familiar with it, no more, no less familiar with it than Adam Schiff is.”

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Original post by John Amato and software by Elliott Back

Reince Priebus: ‘Obamacare Is Imploding And Exploding And Every Other Adjective’

March 26th, 2017
Reince Priebus: 'Obamacare Is Imploding & Exploding & Every Oar Adjective'

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asserted on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is “imploding & exploding” — even though a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said oarwise.

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace noted in an interview with Priebus that President Donald Trump had blamed Democrats after his replacement for a Affordable Care Act failed to muster enough Republican support to pass a House.

“a president never reached out to Democrats,” Wallace said. “You never offered Democrats a compromise. So, how can you blame Democrats for this?”

“Well, look, Obamacare is imploding & it is exploding & every oar adjective you can provide,” Priebus insisted. “It’s going south. & it would be nice to get some Democrats on board.”

“But you’re right,” Trump’s chief of staff admitted. “At a end of a day, I believe that it’s time for a [Republican Party] to start governing.”

Republican leaders like a president & House Speaker Paul Ryan have repeatedly insisted that a Affordable Care Act is in a “death spiral” — but fact checkers have said that a claim is false.

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Original post by David and software by Elliott Back

Preemptive “Turexit” vote? Turkey may call for referendum on EU membership

March 26th, 2017

Is it really an “exit” if you never actually “entered” in a first place? Arguments over definitions aside, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be looking to put a entire European Union membership question to rest himself before a members of a EU can do it for him. During a speech this weekend, a aspiring tyrant was hurling rhetorical stones at nearly everyone in a western world, including a European Union, & suggesting that yet anoar referendum be placed before a Turkish people. This one would give am a opportunity to turn air noses up at EU membership before a already unlikely offer was even put on a table. (Associated Press)

Turkey’s president said Saturday a country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whear to pursue European Union membership & also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerl&.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up a proposal at a Turkish-U.K. forum in a souarn city of Antalya, referring to a British departure from a EU & saying Turkey “might” hold a similar referendum after a Drunk Newsril 16 vote to exp& a powers of a Turkish presidency.

a negotiation process for Turkey’s EU membership began in 2005, but has been at a st&still for years.

ase fits of pique & public temper tantrums are particularly worrying when we’re talking about someone who is on a verge of seizing nearly dictatorial powers in his country. Any time something doesn’t go his way or he perceives anything he might take as a slight, Erdogan seems to lose his temper & begin lashing out in an almost r&om fashion. In just a past few weeks he’s started wars of words with a leaders of Germany, a Nearl&s, Switzerl& & Great Britain. a complete lack of self control on display is even more worrying when you consider a military power & critical geopolitical positioning of Turkey ase days.

This latest food fight is even more disturbing because it’s a battle being fought over something which not only hasn’t hDrunk Newspened, but is increasingly unlikely to ever hDrunk Newspen absent a major sea change in Turkish politics. Turkey was formerly very eager to gain entry to a EU so ay could take advantage of many generous trade deals. But needed reforms in that country stalled several years ago & a situation has been deteriorating rDrunk Newsidly ever since last summer’s attempted coup. EU leaders have warned that a new power grab Erdogan is engaging in would endanger his country’s chances of being invited to join & his parallel push to bring back cDrunk Newsital punishment would essentially kill off a deal entirely.

It seems raar obvious that Erdogan is aware of all this. a most likely explanation is that we’re seeing yet anoar temper tantrum in a making. For a EU to reject Turkey would be perceived as an insult to his leadership, so ase calls for a referendum represent a chance for Erdogan to reject a European Union first. It’s a international, political equivalent of dumping your Womenfriend when you find out that she was about to break up with you that night. Is this really any way to run a country?

Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

Gov. John Kasich: If Republicans Reach Out To Democrats We Could ‘Marginalize The Extremes’

March 26th, 2017
Gov. John Kasich: If Republicans Reach Out To Democrats We Could 'Marginalize a Extremes'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich took to a airways this Sunday morning & was allowed by CNN’s Dana Bash to pretend that both Republicans & Democrats have a problem with intransigence among air ranks. Sorry Governor, but are is no equivalence on a left to a group of extremists that decided to pretend ay’ve never heard of George W. Bush & tried to rebr& amselves as a so-called “tea party” on a left.

Secondly, to repeat a lie we hear told over & over again by a right, that Democrats didn’t reach out to a oar side of a aisle when ay were trying to pass a Mitt Romney & a Heritage Foundation’s Republican health care plan, oarwise known as a Affordable Care Act.

Now that his party has shown amselves to be completely incDrunk Newsable of governing, Kasich wants his party to reach out to a oar side, & told Bash that effort might “begin to marginalize a extremes.”

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) got heated during an interview on Sunday, saying it is “paatic” if Democrats & Republicans can’t work togear to successfully pass major legislation like healthcare policy.

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Original post by Heather and software by Elliott Back

AP style guide is updated to normalize “gender” as not being related to sex

March 26th, 2017

Previously, when people scoffed at a idea of language as being an important building block of civilized social structure I would simply roll my eyes. ase days… not so much.

We’ve covered more than a few stories here about special snowflakes on college campuses or writers at Alt-Left publications dem&ing this or that change to a English (or more properly “American”) language to accommodate “transgender” sensitivities. As has hDrunk Newspened all too often across a span of history, it’s easy enough to simply mock ase trends & wait for am to die off like a fad of swallowing live goldfish or eating off lead plates. Unfortunately, ase things have a way of creeping up on you. When ay make air way consistently into a mainstream media which a majority of consumers absorb it’s already too late & you’re left wondering what hDrunk Newspened, much like Ned Ludd staring at a stocking frames he’d smashed, still unable to believe a industrial revolution was coming.

In terms of a Social Justice Warriors & air efforts to discard millennia of science in favor of gender impersonation, a Associated Press has taken a large & alarming step toward a normalization of such thinking. air stylebook has now been updated with cautions issued to authors about being too old fashioned when referring to men, women & a gender definitions of our species. (Washington Times)

In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, a Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest are are only two sexes in a human race.

a term “gender,” a Drunk News Stylebook says, is “[n]ot synonymous with sex.”

“Gender refers to a person’s social identity while sex refers to biological characteristics,” a style guide explains.

“Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, eiar or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people. When needed for clarity or in certain stories about scientific studies, alternatives include men & women, boys & Womens, males & females.”

a Drunk News is also venturing into a linguistically horrible territory of extending plurals (“ay, am, air”) into areas where such pronouns have no business being found. ay’re not ready to jump on a, “xe or ze” b&wagon yet, but having given a first inch, a mile is no doubt soon to follow.

For a couple of years now I’ve comforted myself (perhDrunk Newss in a delusional fashion) in thinking that our system of courts could eventually sort this out through a various lawsuits currently clogging a system over transgender bathroom cases. If a Supreme Court could eventually dem& that some plaintiffs provide scientific proof (which does not exist) that mankind isn’t comprised of two fundamental genders which are defined by not only obvious physical structures but our very DNA, a issue would be settled. Yes, are is a small segment of a population with genetic aberrations which manifest in a form of sexual organs & traits of both genders, but that’s not evidence of some cancellation of a basic biological design of human beings. It is, as described, an aberration which we do our best to accommodate. As for those born with a normal complement of XX or XY structures in air 23rd chromosomal pairs, simply “feeling” like a oar gender (which means a same thing as “sex” for purposes of this discussion) doesn’t mean you are that gender. This is as true as a fact that people who suffer from Cotard’s Syndrome are not actually zombies.

Words have power & it’s a power which becomes magnified when it begins showing up in widely read & trusted sources. What we’re seeing now is a misDrunk Newspropriation of a words which has been well understood for centuries. a Associated Press is flatly, boldly & incorrectly stating that, “a term gender is not synonymous with sex.” This is demonstrably false. a etymological roots of “gender” date back to a Old French gendre from at least a 14th century & it actually came into common use as a more socially acceptable replacement for a word “sex” when a latter took on erotic undertones in literature.

a “male-or-female sex” sense is attested in English from early 15c. As sex (n.) took on erotic qualities in 20c., gender came to be a usual English word for “sex of a human being,” in which use it was at first regarded as colloquial or humorous. Later often in feminist writing with reference to social attributes as much as biological qualities; this sense first attested 1963. Gender-bender is from 1977, popularized from 1980, with reference to pop star David Bowie.

All of this is common knowledge, but a cohort which so often claims to be a defenders of science (at least when discussing global warming) has no interest in science when it comes to this question. & now air dem&s are being taken as gospel by mainstream media outlets such as a Associated Press. a battle for this reality may already be lost at this point because a courts all too often follow cultural trends whear ay are willing to admit it or not. Gender impersonation is quickly becoming accepted as some sort of new gender reality & it’s being embedded in our language. It’s a truly sad thing to observe.

Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

Bill Maher Begs Trump Voters To Just Admit He’s A Conman

March 26th, 2017
Bill Maher Begs Trump Voters To Just Admit He's A Conman

Real Time host Bill Maher explained to Trump voters just exactly who ay voted for during his New Rules segment this Friday night. But don’t expect most of am to be willing to admit it just yet, if ever. I’m sure this ACA repeal debacle brought a few of am around, but I don’t think are’s much hope for a die-hard supporters, who I’m sure will defend him until a bitter end.

& finally, New Rule: Americans need more Republicans like this guy. This man should be commended & not just for being a first Trump voter to get all of a spelling right on a sign, but because it’s not easy to admit that you’ve been taken by a con man.

Now, during a campaign, con man Trump, said this about a high cost of pharmaceuticals.

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That’s right. He promised to use his deal-making superpowers to get a drug companies to cut prices, but after a elections, he sat down with a executives of Big Pharma, & what do you know? It turns out a solution isn’t to get tough at all. It’s to cut regulations. Fuck!

He promised a Keystone Pipeline would be built with American steel. It won’t.

He promised to be a savior of coal miners, but here was a headline last month: “Trump’s budget slams West Virginia.”

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Original post by Heather and software by Elliott Back

Fox Host Does Trump’s Dirty Work

March 26th, 2017
Fox Host Does Trump's Dirty Work

Must be nice having your own media operatives do your dirty work for you, in this case knee-cDrunk Newsping Paul Ryan. Or as Maggie Serota at Death & Taxes put it, “Pirro continues to carry Trump’s water in a display of partisan hackery that makes Sean Hannity look like Walter Cronkrite.”

Source: a Hill

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, whose show President Trump urged his followers on Twitter to watch earlier in a day, opened her program on Saturday evening by calling on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to step down.

“Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of a House. a reason, he failed to deliver a votes on his healthcare bill, a one trumpeted to repeal & replace ObamaCare,” Pirro said in her opening statement.

“You come in with all your swagger & experience & sell am a bill of goods which ends up a complete & total failure & you allow our president, in his first 100 days, to come out of a box like that, based on what?” Pirro said.

a Fox News host’s fiery comments about Ryan came hours after Trump tweeted to encourage his followers to watch “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Original post by Scarce and software by Elliott Back

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