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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

quote [ "Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as a staunch Israel supporter takes office in the US.

Jerusalem's City Hall approved construction permits for 566 new homes in the East Jerusalem settlements of Pisgat Zeev, Ramat Shlomo and Ramot.

Mr Turgeman said: "I was told to wait until Trump takes office because he has no problem with building in Jerusalem.

"The rules of the game have changed with Donald Trump's arrival as president. We no longer have our hands tied as in the time of Barack Obama."

He said the delay was at the request of Mr Netanyahu in the wake of the 23 December UN Security Council resolution opposing Israeli settlement construction. ]

Netanyahu is almost as happy as Putin.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by HoZay@6:15pmGMT] [7 comments]

Dan Rather On Trump's Inauguration: "I Have Never Seen My Country So Divided, So Fearful"

quote [ I have never seen my country on an inauguration day so divided, so anxious, so fearful, so uncertain of its course.

I have never seen a transition so divisive with cabinet picks so encumbered by serious questions of qualifications and ethics. ]

Link is to H.R. and have the essay in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@5:48amGMT] [4 comments]

White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

quote [ "That's what you guys should be writing and covering," new White House press secretary Sean Spicer angrily lectured reporters on Saturday during his first remarks from the podium of the press briefing room.
He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Congressman Mike Pompeo, but the comment came after a long digression about how many people had shown up to watch Trump be sworn in as president. ]

I marched with my mother and gf in D.C. today, so I didn't see this live. Then to come home high on hope for the future of my country, and the world and to see this level of delusion...I just don't understand.
[SFW] [politics] [+6]
[by Kelyn@2:18amGMT] [46 comments]

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Comparing Donald Trump and Barack Obamas Inaugural Crowds

quote [ He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by-side photos of the two events. ]

Just a quickie shout box supplement. Boston and Chicago crowds in extended. Crazy-big.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by midden@3:30pmGMT] [25 comments]

Russian arms foundry mints one-kilo silver ?In Trump We Trust? commemorative coin

quote [ The coin?s obverse features Trump?s profile image as well as an inscription: "Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America" and the country?s flag. ]
[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by XregnaR@1:35pmGMT] [5 comments]

Alabama found guilty of racial gerrymandering

quote [ Unless Alabama appeals, the state will have to redraw its voting maps to comply with the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution before the next election in 2018. ]

The court is the only hope...and they had better work quickly.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Good]
[by bbqkink@1:46amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 20 January 2017

Trump?s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

quote [ immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its ?issues? section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.

The page on climate change was replaced with a page entitled ?An America First Energy Plan? that ignores climate change entirely and says, ?President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.? ]

Well that didn't take long.
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Sad]
[by Kelyn@8:52pmGMT] [9 comments]

Donald Trump's full inauguration speech transcript, annotated

quote [ The full text, with our analysis and highlights.

"American carnage" ]

Washington Post commentary and reprortage.
Includes 3-minute video version of the speech.

[SFW] [politics] [+9 Bad Pr0n]
[by HoZay@7:57pmGMT] [42 comments]

Meanwhile, At The Second Life Trump Inauguration Party...

quote [ The biggest inauguration party in Second Life took place in the London City sim, oddly enough, where avatars of all sizes and shapes from around the world converged to experience the momentous occasion together.

The organizers did a fine job of transforming the Soho & Regent?s Park area into a tribute to the American presidency. The gathering took place in the central square, just in front of the Freebie Megastore, where new avatars go to gather horrible clothing. ]

I know many of you still can't believe it, but... the servers for Second Life are still up and there are people using them.
[SFW] [politics]
[by HP Lovekraftwerk@7:46pmGMT] [0 comments]

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's president in Senegal

quote [ Troops from a bloc of West African countries have entered Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, shortly after the new Gambian president called for international backing following his inauguration in neighbouring Senegal.

Longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a 1994 coup, has refused to step down despite losing a disputed December 1 presidential election to Barrow, deepening a political crisis. ]

Updates in Extended

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by Jodan@3:37amGMT] [0 comments]

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