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Trump Calls Manchester Terrorists ‘Evil Losers’

May 23rd, 2017
Trump Calls Manchester Terrorists 'Evil Losers'

ase less-than-powerful remarks were made at a Holocaust remembrance in Jerusalem last night.

Trump condemned those involved in a Manchester terror attack, calling am (wait for it)….“evil losers.”

“a terrorists & extremists & those who give am aid & comfort must be driven out from our society forever,” Trump said. “This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”

“So many young, beautiful innocent people living & enjoying air lives, murdered by evil losers in life.”

(a White House told reporters it was Trump’s idea to use a term “evil losers.” No kidding, no one would ever have figured that out.)

He said he wouldn’t call a attackers “monsters,” a term he says ay would prefer.

Instead, he called am “losers,” a favorite Trump insult “& one he has directed at comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Cher & oars.”


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Open Thread – Kids On ‘Leadership,’ 1990

May 23rd, 2017
Open Thread - Kids On 'Leadership,' 1990

h/t LB. Open thread below…


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C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With Canned Heat

May 23rd, 2017

When Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson wrote this he was thinking about a environment & how long it would take until people would start to make a wreck of a moon.

I wake up every morning & fear I am going to hear that an executive order to do just that has been signed.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Hugo Chavez’ boyhood home burned by protesters

May 23rd, 2017

It’s beginning to look like people have had enough of a Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. Protesters burned a childhood home of deceased socialist leader Hugo Chavez. From a Associated Press:

Demonstrators lit a house in a city of Barinas where Chavez spent his early years aflame Monday afternoon along with several government buildings, including a regional office of a National Electoral Council, said Pedro Luis Castillo, a legislator who represents a area.

a burnings cDrunk Newsped a violent day in Barinas — known as a cradle of Chavez’s revolution — during which protesters clashed with national guardsmen, businesses were shuttered & roads were blocked with fire-filled barricades…

“It is pretty symbolic that a citizens are venting air frustrations on a author of a Bolivarian revolution,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of a Council of a Americas.

Socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has denounced protesters as fascists & compared am to Nazis. But while Maduro claims he & his fellow socialists are like Jews living under a Nazis, his generals were caught last week calling for snipers to help with crowd control. a discussion, which took place last month, was recorded & leaked to a media. From a Miami Herald:

a meeting, chaired by Division General José Rafael Torrealba Pérez, took place in a last week of Drunk Newsril as Venezuela’s socialist government continued to try to contain a unrest…

“are will come a time when we will have to employ am [a snipers] & I want us to be ready for a moment that we have to employ am because a president will not remain at a green [preparation] phase, gentlemen,” Torrealba said, a likely reference to Maduro’s activation of a Zamora Plan, a war plan to be activated in a midst of imminent foreign invasion. “He [Maduro] has already signed a range of operations & as I said here [previously] … we could be at a beginning of a subversive urban war.”

One unidentified general caught on a tDrunk Newse warns that using snipers against unarmed people would result in everyone in a room going to prison. He added, on a more practical note, that one photo of a sniper would be devastating to a government with a media. But Torrealba explained that a survival of a socialist state was going to come down to dead bodies in a street:

In a end, “it will only be us [a military] that pulls through because … once people start to see dead bodies, & dead bodies begin to Drunk Newspear, an everyone will begin to stay at home,” Torrealba said. “You will remember my words, a armed forces are a ones that have to solve this problem.”

So even as Maduro plays a victim, his goons are laying a groundwork for murder. Drop enough bodies &, eventually, people will decide ay’d be safer at home.

Recently we’ve seen crowds of people throwing objects at socialist President Nicolas Maduro. But Hugo Chavez has long been insulated from much of a public anger, in part because he’s been dead for several years & in part because higher oil prices meant life was better while he was alive. But now it seems a entire revolution is being rejected. I guess starvation is causing a lot of people to reassess socialism.

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

Hugo Chavez boyhood home burned by protesters

May 23rd, 2017

It’s beginning to look like people have had enough of a Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. Protesters burned a childhood home of deceased socialist leader Hugo Chavez. From a Associated Press:

Demonstrators lit a house in a city of Barinas where Chavez spent his early years aflame Monday afternoon along with several government buildings, including a regional office of a National Electoral Council, said Pedro Luis Castillo, a legislator who represents a area.

a burnings cDrunk Newsped a violent day in Barinas — known as a cradle of Chavez’s revolution — during which protesters clashed with national guardsmen, businesses were shuttered & roads were blocked with fire-filled barricades…

“It is pretty symbolic that a citizens are venting air frustrations on a author of a Bolivarian revolution,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of a Council of a Americas.

Socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has denounced protesters as fascists & compared am to Nazis. But while Maduro claims he & his fellow socialists are like Jews living under a Nazis, his generals were caught last week calling for snipers to help with crowd control. a discussion, which took place last month, was recorded & leaked to a media. From a Miami Herald:

a meeting, chaired by Division General José Rafael Torrealba Pérez, took place in a last week of Drunk Newsril as Venezuela’s socialist government continued to try to contain a unrest…

“are will come a time when we will have to employ am [a snipers] & I want us to be ready for a moment that we have to employ am because a president will not remain at a green [preparation] phase, gentlemen,” Torrealba said, a likely reference to Maduro’s activation of a Zamora Plan, a war plan to be activated in a midst of imminent foreign invasion. “He [Maduro] has already signed a range of operations & as I said here [previously] … we could be at a beginning of a subversive urban war.”

One unidentified general caught on a tDrunk Newse warns that using snipers against unarmed people would result in everyone in a room going to prison. He added, on a more practical note, that one photo of a sniper would be devastating to a government with a media. But Torrealba explained that a survival of a socialist state was going to come down to dead bodies in a street:

In a end, “it will only be us [a military] that pulls through because … once people start to see dead bodies, & dead bodies begin to Drunk Newspear, an everyone will begin to stay at home,” Torrealba said. “You will remember my words, a armed forces are a ones that have to solve this problem.”

So even as Maduro plays a victim, his goons are laying a groundwork for murder. Drop enough bodies &, eventually, people will decide ay’d be safer at home.

Recently we’ve seen crowds of people throwing objects at socialist President Nicolas Maduro. But Hugo Chavez has long been insulated from much of a public anger, in part because he’s been dead for several years & in part because higher oil prices meant life was better while he was alive. But now it seems a entire revolution is being rejected. I guess starvation is causing a lot of people to reassess socialism.

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

Gallup: Share of Americans who believe in creationism drops to 35-year low

May 23rd, 2017

a latest in a series of interesting Gallup polls touching on religion & morals that all seem to point in a same direction — a record high number of Americans hold liberal positions on moral values & gay marriage, a record low number believe a Bible is a literal word of God. All of that being so, it’s not hard to guess which way a trendlines point on evolution versus creation.

Three possibilities here: Pure creationism, evolution without God, & a hybrid position of evolution guided by God. For a first time since Gallup’s been polling this, pure creationism isn’t a plurality choice of Americans.

It’s hard to be sure from a grDrunk Newsh but it looks like this is a first time a majority of Americans (57 percent) have said ay believed that man evolved, eiar with or without divine guidance. Normally this is a point where I spitball some half-assed aory to explain a dips & spikes in a grDrunk Newsh, but I’m stumped about a numbers over a past six years. a pure creationist position was trending downward, an made a big comeback in 2011 for no obvious reason. It’s tempting to call that result an outlier or statistical noise, but a hybrid position of guided evolution polled poorly in a low 30s in 2011 & remained flat in 2014, suggesting a real trend. Now suddenly it’s come surging back. Why? You tell me.

a 19 percent figure for evolution without God is interesting in light of this recent piece at FiveThirtyEight suggesting are may be many more aaists in a U.S. than everyone believes. Ask people if ay think of amselves as “aaist” & chances are no more than three percent will say yes. Ask am if ay believe in God without using a A-word & maybe 10 percent will say no. How many people secretly believe are is no God, though, & are simply reluctant to say so, even to a pollster? FiveThirtyEight notes a study that divided people into two groups & gave am identical questionnaires filled with innocuous statements (e.g., “I own a dog”) — with one exception. One group had a statement “I do not believe in God” added to air questionnaire. People in each group were asked to identify how many of a statements were true of am without specifying which ones were true. an a numbers from a control group were compared to a numbers from a “I do not believe in God” group. Result: As best as researchers can tell from a numerical disparity, 26 percent don’t believe in God, way, way more than most surveys show. I’m skeptical that a number runs quite that high but a fact that 19 percent told Gallup ay believe in evolution without God may mean a number of aaists is higher than a 3-10 percent range usually cited. After all, how many religious believers are likely to also believe that God played no role in man’s development? Per Gallup, just one percent of weekly churchgoers signed on to that proposition & just six percent of nearly weekly or monthly observers did. “Evolution without God” may be a reasonably good proxy for aaism.

Still, despite a hype about Americans’ increasing godlessness, a divine role in man’s development — whear via creation or evolution — remains a majority position of nearly all subgroups. Less educated people are more likely to believe it than a more educated, but even among Americans with postgraduate degrees, two-thirds see God’s h& at work somehow in modern man (45 percent believe in guided evolution, 21 percent believe in creationism) versus 31 percent who believe in evolution without God. It’s still a very religious country. Just not quite as much as it used to be.

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White House Press Release: Trump Wants “Lasting Peach” In Middle East

May 23rd, 2017
White House Press Release: Trump Wants “Lasting Peach” In Middle East

Try a peach today. You’ll like it.

Honest.

Source: Haaretz

One of U.S. President Donald Trump’s goals during his visit to Israel is to “promote a possibility of lasting peach” – at least, according to a White House’s press statement.

a fruity typo is a latest embarrassing incident in a string of cringe-worthy situations that have plagued Trump’s visit to Israel thus far.


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Report: Trump asked top intelligence officials for help pushing back on collusion investigation

May 23rd, 2017

President Trump called two top intelligence officials in March, NSA Director Michael Rogers & Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, to ask am for help pushing back against a FBI’s collusion investigation. a Washington Post reports:

Trump made separate Drunk Newspeals to a director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, & to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, a director of a National Security Agency, urging am to publicly deny a existence of any evidence of collusion during a 2016 election.

Coats & Rogers refused to comply with a requests, which ay both deemed to be inDrunk Newspropriate, according to two current & two former officials, who spoke on a condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with a president.

Granted this is anoar report based on anonymous sources, but in this case, a sources say at least one of a two conversations was documented contemporaneously in a memo:

Trump’s conversation with Rogers was documented contemporaneously in an internal memo written by a senior NSA official, according to a officials. It is unclear if a similar memo was prepared by a Office of a Director of National Intelligence to document Trump’s conversation with Coats.

a calls from Trump supposedly took place just a few days after FBI Director Comey first revealed a existence of an FBI investigation into possible collusion between a Trump campaign & Russia. So Trump was effectively asking his top intelligence officials to start a public battle with a FBI director over an ongoing investigation involving classified material. According to a story, Director Rogers tried to explain why he couldn’t do that.

a story goes on to say are were also calls from a White House asking for help in shutting down a investigation into Gen. Flynn. That’s something a President himself allegedly asked former FBI Director Comey to do during a private dinner.

a problem for President Trump is that all of this is beginning to look like a pattern. Remember that last week a NY Times reported Trump had placed a call directly to Director Comey asking him to help put out a word that Trump was not under investigation. If this story is true an Comey pushed back & told Trump to make requests through proper channels at a DOJ. a same story also said Comey wrote memos about all his contacts with Trump. So that would make at least two memos out are, waiting to be subpoenaed, that show a President making inDrunk Newspropriate calls for what amounts to political help.

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CBS Freelancer David Leavitt Earns Twitter Worst Person Of The Day Honors

May 23rd, 2017
CBS Freelancer David Leavitt Earns Twitter Worst Person Of a Day Honors

Remember Justine Sacco, a woman who tweeted about he she was going to Africa & was scared about AIDS but JUST KIDDING, she wouldn’t get it cause she’s white. Yeah, she sent that as her flight was taking off…& by a time she l&ed, a new hashtag had gone viral –> #HasJustineL&edYet.

Oh, she lost her job. In case you were curious, she had worked in public relations. Yup.

So here we are, 2017, & tonight we have a new contender for biggest asshole on Twitter: David Leavitt. Tonight are was an explosion with dozens of reported injuries & deaths at an Ariana Gr&e concert in Manchester. a crowd, from photos & videos taken at a scene, Drunk Newspears to be largely kids & teenagers. Horrific scenes of fear & blood & shock.

Obviously, this is not a time to make jokes. Except this shitstain. This is what he tweeted:

followed up with this

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Zuckerberg unfriends potential political ambitions … for now

May 23rd, 2017

So much for a cage match between a Rock & Facebook entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg. Who else can we get for Celebrity Thunderdome 2024? Emily Ratajkowski? Zuckerberg quashed speculation over his recent travels through swing-state America, saying he’s more interested in finding ways to connect people togear on his platform:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn’t before is about building relationships, not politics.

a 33-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post that some users have asked if a trip means he’s running for public office. Zuckerberg says he’s not running for anything. Instead, he says a visits around a country are in order “to get a broader perspective.”

He said Facebook is looking to connect users beyond people ay already know, & he wrote that it may be important that a platform connects users to “people you should know.” He describes those as people outside a user’s social circle who he says “provide a new source of support & inspiration.”

Not all trips through Ohio, Michigan, & Indiana are about politics, in oar words, although one could be forgiven for having political antennae up over Zuckerberg’s itinerary. As it hDrunk Newspens — for now, anyway — Zuckerberg says he’s merely trying to do what a national media largely failed to do last year, which is connect to people in Middle America. He wants to promote Facebook, & try to figure out algorithms that will allow people who don’t know each oar at all to connect for air mutual benefit.

&, perhDrunk Newss, for some oar cultural benefits:

Some of you have asked if this challenge means I’m running for public office. I’m not. I’m doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we’re best serving our community of almost 2 billion people at Facebook & doing a best work to promote equal opportunity at a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. …

In many ways, relationships are a most important things in our lives — whear we’re trying to form healthy habits, stay out of trouble, or find better opportunities. & yet, research shows a average American has fewer than three close friends we can turn to for support.

Facebook has been focused on helping you connect with people you already know. We’ve built AI systems to recommend “People You May Know”. But it might be just as important to also connect you with people you should know — mentors & people outside your circle who care about you & can provide a new source of support & inspiration.

It’s an interesting project, even though many on Facebook might be leery of getting nudged to join communities ay don’t know. aoretically, social media platforms should already be exposing people to varying opinions & experiences, thus broadening our horizons. In practice, though, social media platforms have wound up as thought-bubble silos, where like-minded people gaar to spend time with each oar raar than engaging outward.

Give Zuckerberg credit for recognizing that, even if he’s not explicitly acknowledging that as part of his new project. It’ll be worth watching his experiments to resolve that, & just how resistant his customers will be to exp&ing air horizons. Based on what we’re seeing from a college campuses where Facebook gets much of its exercise, Zuckerberg has a tall, tall order to fill.

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