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Monday, 19 November 2018

Finnish president denies ever discussing "raking leaves" with Trump

quote [ The leader of Finland denied on Sunday that he’d ever told President Donald Trump that the small Nordic nation relies upon “raking” its forests to prevent wildfires — even though Trump promoted the dubious conservation method during a visit to flame-ravaged California over the weekend. ]

What an embarrassment. He came to California to "assess the damage" and had his foot squarely placed inside his mouth within 30 seconds of arrival. Don't kno iwf it was the raking thing, or the "I want great climate. We're going to have that" statement he made right afterward.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@1:21amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 18 November 2018

California's Wildfires Have Spawned a Truly Weird New Conspiracy Theory

quote [ This month, California has been gripped by three devastating wildfires: Northern California’s Camp Fire, which recently became the deadliest in the state’s history, and, in Southern California, the Woolsey and Hill Fires. An emerging, deeply weird conspiracy theory holds that those fires aren’t caused by wind patterns, brutally dry conditions, the worsening effects of climate change, or possible downed power lines, but by a sinister scheme directed by nefarious elements within the government. ]

Haven't heard CTs about DEWs since the 80's, star wars, and reagonomics (those were the space lasers that were gonna shoot down ballistic missiles that were a miserable failure.)

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3]
[by knumbknutz@12:59amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Roy Clark passes away at 85

quote [ Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series “Hee Haw,” died Thursday, his publicist told CNN.

He was 85.

Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla., according to publicist Sandy Brokaw.

Raised in Washington D.C., the guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen. He made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at age 17. ]

Damn - one of my favorite pure string players... that guy could do some jams that could put Hendrix and Stevie-Ray to shame.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@8:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 16 November 2018

Trump 'must restore CNN reporter's access'

quote [ A judge in Washington DC has ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.

The judge's order says that the pass must be reinstated as a CNN lawsuit against Donald Trump continues.

Mr Acosta's press pass was taken after he clashed with the president during a news conference earlier this month. ]

Step on up ladies and gentlemen - taking bets on whether Trump:
(1) Fires the judge he appointed that did this.
(2) Denies ever appointing him.
(3) Claims Judge Kelly was an Obama appointee leftover.
(4) Retreats to another rally so he can hear the gentle chants of "lock her up! lock her up!"
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@7:17pmGMT] [14 comments]

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Amazon chooses NYC, Northern Virginia for new headquarters

quote [ Amazon is expected to evenly divide its pledged 50,000 new jobs between the new offices, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. ]

Why not - because you sure as hell wouldn't want West Virginia, or Mississippi, or any of the myriad of rust-belt states that has the space and need for the jobs to have them. Of course, why would Appalachia want to train or prep for jobs like these anyway, when they were all waiting on that giant comeback of coal mining they were promised?
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@6:48pmGMT] [19 comments]

Monday, 12 November 2018

Satellite images show North Korea expanding 16 ballistic missile sites

quote [ Talks between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a top North Korean official were canceled last week due to "a scheduling issue," according to the State Department — but the BBC reported that the meeting was canceled because "the North Koreans didn't get on the plane as planned." ]

Better get Dennis Rodman back out there...
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@4:29pmGMT] [0 comments]

Dangerous conditions, strong winds as crews battle deadly Camp Fire

quote [ The Camp Fire — now the most destructive in California history — has already burned some 111,000 acres, claimed the lives of at least 23 people, reduced the city of Paradise to ashes, and destroyed more than 6,700 homes and businesses. Three firefighters have suffered injuries in the conflagration, which was 25 percent contained Sunday and still threatening 15,000 structures. ]

Our new normal here in California
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@2:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Man Suspected Of Mailing Pipe Bombs Is Indicted And Faces Life In Prison

quote [ A 30-count indictment was handed up in Manhattan federal court on Friday for Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who is accused of sending pipe bombs by mail to prominent Trump critics. ]

Hopefully he won't get a job in the prison mail room.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 9 November 2018

Arkansas man accused of making death threats against CNN anchor Don Lemon

quote [ Benjamin Craig Matthews of Mountain Home faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic threatening. He was being held in the Baxter County jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond. ]

It's almost like the breaking news part is that DHS is finally starting to get involved with domestic terrorism from other than brown people, because this isn't going away any time soon. Gotta give kudos to Lemon - it didn't stop him from asking don-cheeto 'which caravan did the Thousand Oaks shooter come from again?'

Full article in extended

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@4:34pmGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race after death

quote [ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate. County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He was found dead Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials are still determining his cause of death... ]

So...yep. It's gotta be those damn illegals sneaking over the border and voting in our elections again.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@8:54pmGMT] [5 comments]

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