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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I am very much alive'
[CNN] Sometimes I suspect she's not dead yet. Then she stops moving and her eyes stare sightlessly. She begins to smell, that peculiar odor.

Then she says something, or worse, she writes an opinion...
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Python-esque
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  er, I meant, worthy of Monty Python
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 0:25 Comments || Top||

#3  'I am very much alive'

...but not buying green bananas.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 0:37 Comments || Top||

#4  There is a difference between very much alive and mostly alive.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/25/2019 0:54 Comments || Top||

#5  In fact, she has plans to go visit Erdogan.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Do we have a dentist on the team? I can't tell if that's a row of upper teeth, or upper and lower teeth interlocking crocodile style.
Posted by: Beau || 07/25/2019 5:44 Comments || Top||

#7  If you have to volunteer that information, then there is apparently some evidence to the contrary.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Beep boop, "I am very much alive!"

I've seen this 80s movie before
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/25/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Entirely too much slack in the yoga pants.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#10  Alan Greenspan has really let himself go
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Translation "I may pass during the next Presidential term so vote Democrat to ensure a Woke replacement."
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/25/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Timing right after the impeachment plans melted down is probably not a surprise.
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/25/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#13  Just like Gerald Ford
Posted by: Lowspark || 07/25/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#14  I think she plans to haunt the 2nd floor chambers for superannuation.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#15  She doesn't fool me
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/25/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#16  Certainly past her prime but she still knows how to vote progressive.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#17  Just like mueller the hired flunkies are doing the heavy destruction.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/25/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#18  Ref #17:. I'll go out on a limb and say Mueller was instructed whom to hire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#19  Weekend at Bernies, and no I'm not talking about the socialists you young whelps.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 07/25/2019 12:20 Comments || Top||

#20  Bad Taxidermist, Makeup Artist deserves an Oscar.
Posted by: magpie || 07/25/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Colorado State: Don’t Use the Word ‘America’ Because It’s Not ‘Inclusive’
[NATIONALREVIEW] Colorado State University’s Inclusive Language Guide instructs students "to avoid" using the words "America" and "American," because doing so "erases other cultures."
Better to call ourselves Unitedstatesians or perhaps merely Imperialists.
"The Americas encompass a lot more than the United States," the guide states. "There is South America, Central America, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean just to name a few of 42 countries in total."
I blame it on de Tocqueville. "Democracy in America" didn't address the striving masses of Peru.
"That’s why the word ’americano’ in Spanish can refer to anything on the American continent. Yet, when we talk about ’Americans’ in the United States, we’re usually just referring to people from the United States. This erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country."
Where do we Unitedstatesians get off referring to Canadians, and Mexicans, and Guatamalans?
The guide advises students to use the words "U.S. citizen" or "person from the U.S." instead of "American."
And they shouldn't use the word "Coloradan," either. What if somebody's from Wyoming? From Utah? If he's from Manitoba his/her/its head will explode.
Some of the other words and phrases deemed not inclusive by the guide include the words "male" and "female" (because this "refers to biological sex and not gender," and "we very rarely need to identify or know a person’s biological sex and more often are referring to gender"),
"Gender" relies on dress, hair, and self-identification, rather than on characteristics of the pee-pee, which is considered irrelevant, whether on display or not, as it is with distressing frequency...
"cake walk" (because it apparently has origins in "the racism of 19th century minstrel shows"),
It was a silly dance, performed internationally by whites as well. If black people ever discover the Chicken Dance nobody in Europe will ever be able to get married again. You should also be careful about using a jig saw or having a fling. Never, ever, under any circumstances, eat Eskimo Pie.
"freshman" (because it "excludes women and non-binary gender identities"),
Use "fresh people."
"Hispanic" ("because of its origins in colonialization and the implication that to be Hispanic or Latinx/Latine/Latino, one needs to be Spanish-speaking"),
Yet somehow they're always brown. Go figure. And no goddamned sombreros! Ever!
"hold down the fort" (because "the U.S. the historical connotation refers to guarding against Native American ’intruders’ and feeds into the stereotype of ’savages’"),
No fort, you know, ever actually needed held down against Apaches or Commanches or Sioux, not even against Croatans or Mingos or Powhattans. Nope. Never. Bernard Cornwell wrote a novel called The Fort in which the Brits were holding the fort (pardon my English!) against the Americans Unitedstatesians Colonists, including Paul Revere. Yeah, that one. Hardly a man/woman/non-binary is still alive, who remembers that night in '75... Actually none of them.
"no can do" (because it was "[o]riginally a way to mock Chinese people"),
"So long" is forbidden, too. It comes from Malay "Salang," which is the local form of "Salaam," which is cognate with "Shalom," which is Hebrew, thus Zionist. I heard "no can do" lots of times in Vietnam. Sometimes I still say "ching ching" when something is true; I got that in Thailand. And I occasionally even say "same-o same-o (onaji desu)" in the same context younger folk use "same-old same-old." But I'm a polyglot, so my poor old head's swimming with interesting phrasing.
"peanut gallery" (because it "names a section in theaters, usually the cheapest and worst, where many Black people sat during the era of Vaudeville”),
Vaudeville? How about the kiddie gallery on the Howdy Doody Show?
“straight” (because it “implies that anyone LGBT is ‘crooked’ or not normal”),
Or if you're military, it means that your pants are creased, your bunk made, your gig line straight, and your brass polished. How militaristic.
“food coma” (because it “directly alludes to the stereotype of laziness associated with African-Americans”),
Never heard the term. Sounds like an overdose of carbohydrates, doesn't it?
and “war” or “battle,” when used any way other than to describe a literal war or battle (because “they evoke very real tragedy that can be problematic for survivors of war or Veterans”).
For instance a War on Language? Thought shapes action. Language shapes thought.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The Americas encompass a lot more than the United States," the guide states. "There is South America, Central America, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean just to name a few of 42 countries in total."

Yes but only one has America as part of the name. This argument is stupid and always has been. United States of Mexico is known as Mexico, Federative Republic of Brazil is known as Brazi, United States of America is known as America. It's pretty simple really if you aren't a self-hating idiot.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/25/2019 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The root of all evil is...

Government Student loans that can not be repaid are the only things that keeps the inflated salaries of the tenured afloat. In return they overly paid academia must pump out stupid kids who believe in leftist ideology that has overtaken the federal government. You are not American, male, female, you are nothing but a slave of the masters on the left. The only thing missing are the chains.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/25/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Orwell was a Word War veteran.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 2:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Then they'll be relieved if no more of that nasty United States of America currency makes it to their campus, I'm sure.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Colorado is not inclusive enough! Must change it to something like Dip-S#!+ or Idiot or Moron. Besides Colorado is a Spanish word for red and is therefore cultural appropriation.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/25/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Minds Destroyed By The Internet
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Maybe not, but dumbass is fully inclusive so I'll apply that to you dumbasses.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/25/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Where's the logic of someone who's already certain they are better than me wanting to be "included" in my cohort?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#9  A lot of words serve dual purposes. Take the word dumb. It can mean unable to speak or it can mean stupid. So if I say this Inclusive Language Guide is dumb, everybody knows what I mean.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#10  You would expect academics at a major American university to understand the concept of context. It's all about the context, dumbass.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#11  Don't call it Colorado, a name given to it by the evil white Spanish invaders explorers. All Western Civ BAD! (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2019 19:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Never, ever, under any circumstances, eat Eskimo Pie.

Translation of Inuit ballad:
"If ancestral wisdom be valid,
It seems that the tarts
Of more southerly parts
Are surpassingly torrid, not gelid!"
Posted by: Titus Peacock7962 || 07/25/2019 20:19 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Mueller Refused To Deny His Team Leaked Roger Stone's FBI Raid To CNN
[The Federalist] Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller refused to deny that his team leaked details to CNN regarding an FBI raid on former Trump advisor Roger Stone’s home.

U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) asked Mueller directly during the former special counsel’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee whether the office tipped off CNN of the incoming raid on Stone’s Florida residence in February.

"Are you aware of anyone on your team having given advanced knowledge of the raid on Roger Stone’s home to any person or the press including CNN?" Stewart asked.

"I’m not going to speak to that," Mueller responded.

Mueller’s answer comes amid scrutiny over how CNN, which was the only news organization to stake out Stone’s home for his arrest, knew that there was going to be a raid on the political consultant’s home in Fort Lauderdale.

In April, the FBI refused a records request from The Federalist for emails with CNN on the day of the raid, raising further suspicion that a government official leaked the anticipated raid to the cable news network.

CNN has repeatedly denied that they were given special information in advance of the raid.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 04:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The poor dear probably has lost the memory of Mr. Stone, let alone any raid on him, if his team even bothered to inform him of it at the time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Since Mueller was the only Republican (even if in name only) involved in the Special Counsel investigation, and it appears he may not have been mentally competent, the whole cluster f*** makes sense.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Muller joins the ranks of doddering old fools and Deep State puppets.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder if some people in Boston are gloating now.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Last night's news show polled Dallas viewers, during the show - after Mueller's testimony, is it time to move on, or time to impeach Trump? 58% said, "move on". 3,000 respondents.

I suspect many were from the Blue Island of Dallas. I am also sure Hillary voted to impeach - twice.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/25/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#6  I can understand a private person taking the fifth when asked a question in court. I do not understand how a person acting as a government official can do the same.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Compelling Mueller to testify was a last ditch, long shot gamble. Democrats had to know that Republicans would ask this type of question but the threw the dice anyway because they're desperate. They may try again to revive the Russian collusion hoax but it looks kaput to me.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#8  They're not done, Abu. Not by a long shot.

They're like heroin addicts looking for a fix.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/25/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#9  McCabe (former FBI Dep dir) is saying Trump has to be impeached, now more than ever. Dems got 95 votes last time (including 4 Reps) and I am sure they could now get twice that, after the Mueller fiasco. Just a few more and it will go to the Senate to die.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2019 16:05 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Mueller Refused To Deny His Team Leaked Roger Stone's FBI Raid To CNN

SOP - no one comments about an ongoing legal investigation (of the leak)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2019 19:26 Comments || Top||

#12  You never talk about fight club.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/25/2019 19:43 Comments || Top||

#13  #9 - Glen, after this last debacle, I don't think they actually pick up votes, even on the Dem side. It was embarrassing, and he would have to be a material witness if they did it. Dead
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 19:45 Comments || Top||

Federal Judge REFUSES to block new Trump restriction on asylum
[AP via Right Scoop] A federal judge says the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington has refused to grant a temporary restraining order. Another hearing on a similar suit is scheduled later Wednesday in California.

Kelly says the immigrant advocacy groups that sued didn’t prove that their work would be "irreparably harmed" if the policy went into effect.

The proposal prevents most migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they passed through another country first.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was re-shopped at lightspeed and another fed judge issued an injunction against the administration's position.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Again, if I was Trump I would ignore the second judge's ruling.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/25/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ...with a public statement to SCOTUS to clean their own house of this game of conflicting judicial dictates. With a warning that if they don't, then he'll choose the one to follow.

SCOTUS has the authority in their own branch to direct which region has jurisdiction on subjects like this.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2019 15:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I think this refusal to block was a sub-panel of the court and the reversal was the same court but the full panel, so no conflict of dictates.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2019 16:07 Comments || Top||

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns amid leaked chat scandal
[Washington Examiner] The embattled governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló announced he is resigning amid protests calling for him to leave office. Rosselló came under fire after more than 900 pages of chats between the governor and other Puerto Rico officials were leaked, revealing a pattern of incendiary language that took place over several years.

Rosselló's resignation is effective Aug. 2, he announced on a video message just before midnight Wednesday evening.

"My only North Star has been the well-being of my island," Rosselló said in Spanish. "What I wish most is peace and progress for my people."

Celebrations broke out on the streets of San Juan after people heard the announcement. "Ricky, te botamos!" the revelers cheered, which translates to "Ricky, we threw you out!"
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Must be a Democrat - corrupt as hell but a potty mouth gets him tossed.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Will he be succeeded by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who is arguably even more incompetent and corrupt?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh, so Trump was right after all. PR is run by mendacious thieving clowns who can't be trusted with billions in federal disaster aid $$$$.
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 - She did, however, manage to get a t-shirt professionally silkscreened in the midst of a hurricane's devastation
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

Bernie Sanders campaign hit with unfair labor practices federal complaint
[Bloomberg via American Thinker] Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign has been hit with an unfair labor practice complaint alleging illegal employee interrogation and retaliation against staffers.

The July 19 complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, filed by an unnamed individual in Indiana, was posted to the agency's website late July 22. It comes as tense negotiations between the Sanders campaign and the union representing staffers recently boiled over publicly. The Washington Post reported July 23 that unionized organizers for the campaign had won a pay raise and reached a compromise to reduce the hours of some workers.

A copy of the charge has not yet been made public, but the agency's July 22 docket lists five potential violations of the National Labor Relations Act. The charge also alleges that the campaign unlawfully discharged an employee, modified a labor contract, and engaged in illegal discipline.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He has said many times that he thinks bread lines are a good thing for everyone else. Didn't they know this before they took the "job"?
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/25/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a socialist oligarchy thing.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Why is it I want to smile over this. Two hard lessons here. First Bernie is exposed for the double standard of his socialist ideals. But more importantly is the workers that support his socialist plans are learning some hard truths about the socialist elites...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/25/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

Mueller Says He Is ‘Not Familiar’ With Fusion GPS, The Firm Behind The Steele Dossier

And courtesy of Angaiting Thising6508:
Twitter Reacts To Mueller Claim He's 'Not Familiar' with Fusion GPS

[PJMedia] You'd have to be living under a rock to not know what Fusion GPS is. But, if you're Robert Mueller, who ran a two-year $25 million investigation into Russian collusion, apparently you have no idea.

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH): "When you talk about the firm that produced the Steele [dossier], the name of the firm that produced that was Fusion GPS. Is that correct?"

Robert Mueller: "I'm not familiar ... with that"

Chabot: "It's not a trick question. It was Fusion GPS" pic.twitter.com/4WA0lhKc3x
‐ Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 24, 2019

Robert Mueller says he didn’t clear ‘problematic’ Trump in stuttering hearings that fail to deliver knockout punch

[NYDAILYNEWS] A stone-faced Robert Mueller testified before Congress on Wednesday that President Trump could very well be criminally prosecuted once he’s out of office and slammed the president’s “problematic” cheerleading of Russian interference in American elections.

In six hours of stilted and at times stuttering testimony before two House committees, the square-jawed former special counsel recounted that his team of investigators unearthed plenty of evidence that the president tried to obstruct his 22-month probe of Russia’s pro-Trump meddling in the 2016 election.

“The president was not exculpated,” Mueller declared near the start of his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Asked if he had exonerated Trump as the president has repeatedly claimed, Mueller bluntly replied: “No.”

Mueller also offered the shocking suggestion that Trump could be indicted for obstruction of justice when he’s no longer president. “Yes,” he said, adding it would be up to future federal prosecutors to decide.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The smartest thing a man can do some times is to play stupid. Why should he say Yes??? Works for Hillary and Bill "I do not know that woman" or "I have never been to that island". Truth. What is the meaning of truth, right?

Leave the heavy lifting of the burden of the proof to your enemies. Capisce??
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/25/2019 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Wait. You thought he was going to get up there and say "Yes, the CIA set up the leads and documents for us, but all we managed to do was trim off a couple of guys at the edge?"
Remember, they rehearsed that show yesterday. If they thought it was going to be a debacle, they would have called it off.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/25/2019 5:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Smokescreen - he's building a case for insanity by reason of dementia for when they actually start to investigate the attempted coup against the elected government.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Numbers 1, 2 & 3, all quite plausible.

"Yes, the CIA set up the leads and documents for us, but all we managed to do was trim off a couple of guys at the edge?"

We continue to hear nothing from Brennan, Clapper, Comey, or Obama.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  "You have to take one for the team, Bob."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Remember, they rehearsed that show yesterday. If they thought it was going to be a debacle, they would have called it off.

A reasonable hypothesis, but I wonder... Mueller is about 75. Maybe they rehearsed so hard because this is really important dammit and we have to get it right, and just wore him out. The bits I saw of the hearing cast doubt on the whole sorry mess.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/25/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm going with 3. Not only does the dodering old man provide cover for slow answers (run out the clock) but it provides a nice I don't remember option which is better than pleading the fifth. Also it makes anyone that pushes the issue look bad for attacking Grampa despite the damage Grampa willing did for three years.

Seemed to respond quicker when the Dems where asking questions, that's all I know.
Posted by: ruprecht || 07/25/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Does he know who changes his adult diapers.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/25/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#9  He's probably got enough money he doesn't need to worry about ever working again. Too bad he won't get to enjoy it since he's going to have to pretend he's lost it.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 16:09 Comments || Top||

Tulsi Gabbard: Kamala Harris 'not qualified' to be president
[USATODAY] Saying she "lacks the temperament" to be president, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed Democratic presidential primary opponent Sen. Kámala Harris
Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others...
as not qualified to be the nation's next commander in chief.

"Kamala Harris is not qualified to serve as commander in chief and I can say this from a personal perspective as a soldier," Gabbard said during an interview on Fox Sports Radio posted online Tuesday. "She's got no background or experience in foreign policy and she lacks the temperament that is necessary for commander in chief."

Harris experienced a bump in polling following the first 2020 Democratic primary debate after her powerful exchange with frontrunner Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'...
. Harris called out the former vice president for opposing federally mandated busing to integrate schools while he was in Congress.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tulsi is correct; unfortunately, neither is she.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, I dunno. She wouldn't be the first whore we've had in the White House.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Nor the first 'not qualified.'
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/25/2019 16:15 Comments || Top||

Puerto Rico Legislature to begin impeachment process against Gov. Ricardo Rossell
[NBCNEWS] The Puerto Rican Legislature is ready to initiate an impeachment process against embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

The news on Wednesday came after three attorneys commissioned by the president of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, Carlos Méndez Núñez, found five offenses that constitute grounds for impeachment, according to Telemundo and other news outlets.

Rosselló's public affairs secretary, Anthony Maceira, issued a statement reacting to rumors about the governor's possible resignation.

"Rosselló hasn't resigned and is presently in Puerto Rico," the statement read. "We reiterate that any official communication will be shared with the media."

The news follows the island's largest protest in recent history calling for Rosselló's ouster over scandals involving leaked private chats as well as corruption investigations and arrests.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  According to this. Rosselló has resigned effectively as of Aug 2nd.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/25/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Gives him a couple days to, ahem, 'tidy up the office'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/25/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

Rep. Omar calls audience member's question 'appalling'
[CNN] Rep. Ilhan Omar
...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
(D-MN) pushed back on an audience member's "appalling" question about female genital mutilation at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective's 2019 Conference.
Ask her how many pubic lips she has left.
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#1  Her district is 67.36% white, 16% black, with a high average income...
Posted by: Angairong Flavigum3253 || 07/25/2019 3:51 Comments || Top||

#2  If they don't vote for Danielle Stella this time, they deserve all the home invasions, beatdowns and racial violence they'll get.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Danielle Stella, a Minneapolis special education teacher

Will there be much of a change, for her, if she's elected?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 11:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh, even better then. She's just what they need.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Sounds like the voters in that district are all in need of a special ed teacher.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Rep. Omar calls audience member's question 'appalling'

One way to not answer a question, I guess.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 17:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Rep. Omar calls audience member's question 'appalling'

So are you "Religion's culture and practices", but here we are
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||

Giuliani shreds de Blasio over videos of NYPD officers doused with water: ‘He’s a disgrace’

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  New York, New York. A nation unto itself. On one side you have the Trumps, Guiliani, etc, etc. On the other hand you have Nader, De Blasio, etc. etc.. Pass the popcorn, sit back and watch a show that only they know how to play.

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/25/2019 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  New Yorker City dwellers getting it good and hard for what they voted for. Moscow Caracas on the Hudson.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Such a shame. New York was actually becoming a normal, safe, clean and pleasant place to live under Giuliani and Bloomberg. Two decades of extraordinary improvement, thrown out the window by this disgusting fool.
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Warren Wilhelm, Jr.: "It wasn't me, it was that De Blasio fella!"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Forget reading and math - Carranza wants focus on racial privilege, activism
[NYPOST] City kids are struggling with basic math and English ‐ but a new Department of Education curricular initiative focuses instead on racial privilege and activism, The Post has learned.

Pushed by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, the "Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education" program will require schools to "identify and interrupt policies and practices that center historically advantaged social/cultural groups and lead to predictable outcomes of success or failure for historically marginalized students."

"The simplistic narrative that is being peddled is white privilege," said Maud Maron, president of Community Education Council 2.

"What’s confounding about this proposal is that it doesn’t acknowledge the successes of students doing well in New York City public schools and instead identifies it as problematic white privilege," she added,

Maron, who is running for the City Council in lower Manhattan, added, "They also have to deal with the inconvenient fact that somehow, low-income Asian students are outperforming all other groups in a system they argue historically and currently centers whiteness."

The DOE directive further states that classroom activities should "foster critical consciousness about historical and contemporary forms of bias oppression" and that schools should now "promote student agency to end societal inequities."

In an interview with education news website Chalkbeat earlier this month, outgoing Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg said that CR-SE "has been the biggest system-wide change that we’re seeing right now."

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#1  What happens when you get a city full of unemployed political activist?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/25/2019 12:20 Comments || Top||

#2  interrupt policies ...lead to predictable outcomes of success or failure for historically marginalized students

Like giving 'F's for good performance, zero attention disdain wherever possible to white students, and straight 'A's to retards and delinquents selling crack in the toilets and threatening teachers with rape and violence.

somehow, low-income Asian students are outperforming all other groups in a system

Asian man's burden. Study hardest and end up owning everything you can. Die unfulfilled but rich, respected but uninvited to parties.

schools should now "promote student agency to end societal inequities.

Make racial police teams. Have black kids forcibly appropriate Andy's color pencils and give them to Keshawn. Prepare Andy for 'the Manifesto'.

American society will have to be saved from these mad bastards, or they will cripple generations of skilled labor and destroy futures of innocent children.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ...she'd be safe (where else) in Texas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Riddle me this, race-mongers: How does it happen that poor Asians vastly outperform middle- and upper middle-class Hispanics and AA's?

Can you say, culture of the home?
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 16:29 Comments || Top||

#5  More like this, and Asians are going to move toward Trump in 2020.
Posted by: Lex || 07/25/2019 16:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Like giving 'F's for good performance, zero attention disdain wherever possible to white students, and straight 'A's to retards and delinquents selling crack in the toilets and threatening teachers with rape and violence.

Didn't they kind of try this once with the sub-par home loans? Worked out really well IIRC.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

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