did I call someone a douchethinker?
Sunday, 24 March 2019

Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy

quote [ Illusionist has told Theresa May he will ?not allow? her to lead Britain out of the EU ]

Uri Geller's gonna tell or bend the truth so I don't know
[SFW] [politics]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

#GravelGang : Mike Gravel's Viral 2020 Campaign Is the Brainchild of a New York Teen

quote [ Late last night, 88-year-old former senator Mike Gravel started posting tweets. Or, an account under his name did. The tweets, for the most part, were about Gravel running for president, something he has not done since 2008 (he hasn?t been a senator since 1981). They were clear that any candidacy would exist solely for the purposes of pushing the other Democratic candidates to the left on their handling of foreign policy and the military-industrial complex. ]

88-Year-Old Mike Gravel Is the Latest Teen Sensation

Mike Gravel Twitter

I love this. :D

Somewhat related: Citations Needed: Laundering Imperial Violence Through Anodyne Foreign Policy-Speak (Part I)
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@6:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

A Russian "troll slayer" went undercover at a troll factory

quote [ ...and found that hundreds of Russians were working as paid trolls in rotating shifts. The operation was run by a local restauranteur who was placed under US sanctions for attempting to interfere with US elections. ]

Business Insider sucks, but they know a growth industry when they see one. Seems pretty clear this is only going to get worse until someone starts taking drastic measures (I'd like to be able to blacklist anything from Russia or China, for a start, but one of my favorite bands is from Rostov-on-Don, so...).
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 8 March 2019

The Pentagon may tap military pay and pension funds to build Trump's US-Mexico border wall

quote [ WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, "It's coming out of military pay and pensions. $1 billion. That's the plan." ]

At this point - all I can do is laugh when this shit comes out of DC now.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@6:01pmGMT] [8 comments]

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Federal Court Rules Male-Only Draft Registration is Unconstitutional

quote [ In a decision issued on Friday, Judge Gray Miller of the federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that the US government's system of mandatory male-only draft registration is unconstitutional. ]

This declaratory judgment only lets two people avoid registering. If it makes it through appeal congress will need to look in to broadening it or ending it. Ending it completely would definitely be a nice bit of news.
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@10:49pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Tucker Carlson interview with Rutger Bregman does not go as planned, is not aired

quote [ Rutger Bregman is the Dutch historian who became a global sensation after an appearance at this year?s Davos summit, where he accused attending billionaires of ignoring taxation. Now he has created another viral moment in an extremely uncomfortable interview with Fox News?s Tucker Carlson. Things become tense when Bregman tells Carlson that Fox News has tended to ignore tax because ?what the Murdochs want you to do is scapegoat immigrants instead of talking about tax avoidance?. He says Carlson is ?a millionaire funded by billionaires? and ?not part of the solution? but ?part of the problem, actually?. ]

Tucker Carlson apparently likes people who speak truth to power, unless they speak it to him.

[NSFW] [politics] [+10 Good]
[by Ankylosaur@5:12amGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 run: "We're gonna win"

quote [ The longtime independent senator from Vermont told "CBS This Morning" he's running for president again in 2020 ]

The Announcement Video

Official site - and its adorable 404 message

Donate! Already sent my $27.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@1:57pmGMT] [31 comments]

Friday, 8 February 2019

Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez and the Ethics Game

quote [ Educating everyone about what the 'bad guys' can legally do. ]

It's only 5 minutes long but it drives the point home quite succinctly.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Underrated]
[by slaytanik@7:21pmGMT] [29 comments]

Thursday, 7 February 2019

How An Attempt To Review Texas' Voter Rolls Turned Into A Debacle

quote [ Trump tweeted ?58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas? and added the unsupported claim that ?voter fraud is rampant?. But when El Paso County?s election admin., Lisa Wise, examined the list of 4,152 names she got from the state, she knew something was wrong. Included on the list was one of her staff members ? a naturalized citizen since 2017. ?We had a naturalization party for her,? Wise said. ... The number of registered voters flagged by the state began to plummet. In Harris County alone, the state?s flub translated to about 18,000 voters ? about 60% of the original list ? whose citizenship status shouldn?t have been questioned. ... Since then, the list has been found to be riddled with 100s of duplicates and 1000s of citizens. ]

Is anyone surprised this was fake news?

[SFW] [politics] [+6 Insightful]
[by Ankylosaur@1:34amGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Trump campaign: Send us $1 and we'll scroll your name during State of the Union live stream

quote [ Critic calls the move a "no class, money-grubbing misuse of the State of the Union address that is way beneath the dignity of the presidency." ]

It would almost be worth a buck to see "Dick Pinch" , "Haywood Jablome" and "Mike Hunt" scroll by on the news feed. Wonder if we can enter a name like 'Fuck Trump' to see if the censoring algorithm works...
[SFW] [politics] [+10 Balls Nasty ]
[by knumbknutz@4:07pmGMT] [13 comments]

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