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If Democrats Flip The House, It Might Be With Rush Limbaugh's Help

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:00

Here's something Rush Limbaugh said on his show yesterday:

I don’t understand how people don’t get that it’s not just the Democrats in Washington that are roadblocking Trump....

Mitch McConnell says he can’t see a way to getting 50 votes for the House Obamacare repeal bill? Now, stop and think here, folks....

I saw a Wall Street Journal story about how the Republicans in the House, they just can’t! It’s just impossible. They’re pulling their hair out. They don’t know what to do. They just can’t find a way to cut any taxes. Because every time they cut a tax over here, they have to find a way to make the money up over there, and they just can’t. They’re looking at all these various tax cuts proposals and they said, “I — I — I don’t know how we’re gonna pay for all this.”

So the Republican Party, which is ostensibly the party of the president — and they owe their majority to him, particularly the Senate — are roadblocking Donald Trump more than the Democrats are, because the Democrats cannot. The Democrats don’t have the votes in the House to stop Trump. The Democrats don’t have the votes in the Senate to stop Trump, although there is the 60-vote cloture requirement. It’s not the Democrats standing up and saying, “We are not gonna help. We’re gonna stand in the way of any foolish tax cut you propose.”

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Broadway musical uses real trees for touching 9/11 lesson | New ... - New York Post

Google News 9/11 Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:18

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Broadway musical uses real trees for touching 9/11 lesson | New ...
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The tree was dead, chopped down with two dozen others for the set of Broadway's “Come From Away.” But a few months ago, something odd happened: That ...

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Stupid New Defense Of Trump Russia: Collusion Isn't 'Illegal'

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:00

It seems like lots of players in the Trump Russia story are changing their tune today, perhaps in time for the Comey testimony.

First up, none other than Vladimir Putin changed his story. Before there was no collusion at all and how dare you. Today it's "perhaps some non-state actors" who were "patriotically minded" tried to overthrow the US election.

Putin Hints at U.S. Election Meddling by ‘Patriotically Minded’ Russians

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 1, 2017

It's a shame Vladimir Putin has so little control over his people. (snark)

And the story is changing among some Republicans over here, too. Here's wingnut MIchael Reagan being given a prime time stage on CNN to spout that hey, so what if there was collusion. Collusion isn't illegal because Don Lemon can't come up with the law that was broken off the top of his head.

Thankfully, both Media Matters and Politifact took the time to find the laws that were broken.

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MONTGOMERY: Memorial Day features 9/11 monument re-dedication -

Google News 9/11 Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:58

MONTGOMERY: Memorial Day features 9/11 monument re-dedication
Under gray skies, Montgomery Township residents gathered to honor both fallen military service members and the victims of the 9/11 terror attack at a ceremony that combined Memorial Day services with the re-dedication of the township's 9/11 memorial at ...

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A “ordem” do G7 è a mesma da Otan

globalresearch - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:29

“Uma ordem internacional baseada nas normas, que promova a paz entre as nações, salvaguarde a soberania, a integridade territorial e a independência política de todos os Estados e assegure a proteção dos direitos humanos”: é o que dizem querer os …

Making China Great Again: Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:12

Syria and Nicaragua are proud to accept the United States into their league of third-world nations for whom climate change is neither a priority nor a concern.

Meanwhile, the President of the United States has now informed the world that he is willing to cede leadership on climate change to China, preferring to bow before the Kochs and other oligarchs instead.

Everyone remembers when Republicans accused President Obama of leading from behind, an absurd claim that was echoed throughout the right-wing echo chamber, right? Well, here we are now, stepping back and offering the reins to China and Europe.

This is a clear pander to Trump's climate-denying cretinous voters, who think this will somehow bring back coal mining jobs and somehow restore the white race to supremacy in the nation.

This no less than a crime against humanity, committed by a man who has placed his white-hot hatred of his predecessor ahead of any concern for the people he governs.

There is one silver lining, however. According to Bloomberg News, it will take until November, 2020 to actually withdraw, which leaves an opening for new leadership to stop the process.

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Fox 'News' Really Wants Hillary To STFU About Russiagate

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:00

The yakkers over on Fox "News" ignored the elephant in the room when they interviewed former Ukip leader and Brexit liar-in-chief Nigel Farage, and failed to mention the fact that he's been named a "person of interest" in the FBI's investigation into Trump and Russia.

In an appearance at Recode's Code Conference yesterday, Hillary Clinton discussed Russian meddling in the presidential election and the likelihood that Donald Trump's campaign did in fact collude with the Russians to help them "weaponize" the hacked information and fake news stories that were spread all over social media.

The more drip, drip, drip we get from these leaks to the media, the more it appears that Clinton will eventually be proven right, but they'd really rather not be talking about that over on GOP-TV.

So how did they handle it over at Pravda Fox? Why, let's bring on someone who is knee deep in the scandal themselves and have them bash Clinton, of course.

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Pentágono treinou “rebeldes” da Al Qaeda na Síria na utilização de armas químicas

globalresearch - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:42

Os media ocidentais refutam as suas próprias mentiras. Eles não só confirmam que o Pentágono tem estado a treinar os terroristas na utilização de armas químicas como também reconhecem a existência de um não tão secreto “plano apoiado pelos EUA

Ike Perlmutter Admits To Sending Newspaper Clippings About Harold Peerenboom, But That Hate Campaign Was ... - Bleeding Cool News

Google News False Flag Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:52

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Ike Perlmutter Admits To Sending Newspaper Clippings About Harold Peerenboom, But That Hate Campaign Was ...
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The Perlmutters were blamed, but there is also the allegation it was a false flag operation. In previous articles, Ike Perlmutter and his wife Laura Perlmutter's DNA was taken without permission for comparison, Marvel Comics was. Marvel Comics was ...

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CNN's Conservative Analyst To Jay Sekulow: 'You’re A Partisan Hack!'

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:52

One prescript from the art of defending Donald Trump from his many missteps is to constantly interrupt the person you are debating. The Daily Beast's Matt Lewis had enough of it from Jay Sekulow and finally called him a 'partisan hack!"

Throughout the segment on CNN's AC360, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative operation that supports Trump, was there to attack James Comey and anyone who might be called as a witness during any hearing.

Sekulow repeatedly questioned the idea of what "collusion" actually means and said Trump is not worried at all over the Russian investigations.

When guest Jennifer Granholm said Trump "seemed to be sweating" by his actions, Sekulow kept interrupting her responses.

Granholm kept pushing on and said Sekulow's strategy seems to be "to discredit these men" being called to testify, which she felt was the wrong way to go.

At about the 2:37 mark of the video, conservative Matt Lewis joins the discussion and then things got heated.

Lewis said, “I do think [Comey's] an honorable person, though, - and I think Sekulow came with a mission to begin discrediting James Comey. I think it’s a harbinger of things to come.”

After Jay continued to interrupt and question Lewis, he stopped and said, "Are you cross examining me? Am I under oath? You can’t handle the truth Jay Sekulow. Guess what you’re not hosting the show.”

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Syrian Brigadier General: The 3 Amigos- US, ISIS and YPG

pennyforyourthoughts2 - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:48
When I first put forth my Kurd/ISIS symbiosis theory it was met with that kind of deafening silence any new concept initially receives. It was very contradictory to the commonly presented perception management via the main stream and so called alt media.
In time a few people stopped by and said- yah, I can see that as the reality.
It’s been nearly three years since I first published the theory, in a post from 2014.
November 19, 2014:   Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis - The Impending Destruction of Turkey.
"What about this relationship between ISIS and the Kurds? (not brand Yazidi specific)""It's seems to be a real working relationship. I have remarked on that symbiosis, more then once here at the blog" "It seems much more likely that there is cooperation and coordination between the Kurds and ISIS"Yup, I made those statements 31 months ago! Bolstering that thesis many, many times afterwards.
Over time the symbiosis between the two groups has become more obvious for those actually paying attention- Yet,  still ignored by those willfully blinded or attempting to deceive?
Whichever it is? I don’t know. To me the case for the symbiotic cooperative nature, the give and take between ISIS and the Kurds has only become more clear.

 One can imagine, the pleasure with which I read the words from Syrian Brigadier General Muhammed Isi as stated to Sputnik News

I've highlighted the direct quotes
According to the general, anyone who pays attention can see that the Syrian Democratic Forces aka  YPG/PKK are the main allies of the US and Daesh at the same time.

“Therefore, it can be said that Daesh are American soldiers in local clothes. The secret link between all these three sides suggests that the United States is in fact coordinating relations between Daesh and the Syrian Democratic Forces. Therefore, it should not be surprising if agreements between them are concluded under the strict guidance of the United States,” the general said.“The US wants to create a semblance of a state, east of the Euphrates, in order to counteract the Syrian state. It is planned that this quasi-state will give the US privileges and opportunities like those provided by the Syrian state to Russia. As a result, there will be two governments in Syria, one under Russian and the other under the American protectorate,” Isi said.The general further said that the United States has destroyed all the bridges across the Euphrates and on the western side of the river has placed its forces. The US did indeed destroy all the bridges. I covered that some time ago.
Here's one post covering the report of the multiple bridge destruction. Here is another flashback covering US bridge destruction

 The General continues..
“They have declared their intention to liberate Raqqa and that is the next stage of the plan before establishing a Kurdish state. According to US maps with the future borders of the region, the Kurdish state will directly border the oil fields of Syria,” Isi told Sputnik Arabic.According to the general, it was noted that when US forces tell militants to leave a certain place, they leave unconditionally without battles and executing the local population, thus vacating a spot for another American ally. “You must not believe the US assurances that they want to destroy Daesh. If they wanted to, they would have done so within just 24 hours,” Isi concluded.
Indeed the US could have destroyed ISIS, in very short order, but as James Mattis said They were just shoving them here and there- Only now do they have a policy of annihilation, which is most probably still the BIG LIE: Mattis quoted in this previous post
"We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them," Mattis said. "Brigadier General Isi is right on the money stating the US could have destroyed Daesh in short order had they really wanted to.

 Finally,  I'll end the post with a requote of my most favourite statement from the Syrian military man:

“Therefore, it can be said that Daesh are American soldiers in local clothes. The secret link between all these three sides suggests that the United States is in fact coordinating relations between Daesh and the Syrian Democratic Forces. Therefore, it should not be surprising if agreements between them are concluded under the strict guidance of the United States,” the general said.
That my friends is KurdIShIS. 

 UK/USraelKurds (PKK/YPG).......................ISIS

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Mike Pence To Speak At Conference Hosted By Radical Pastor John Hagee

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:30

John Hagee announced today that Vice President Mike Pence will address Christians United for Israel, a group Hagee founded and chairs, at its annual gathering in Washington, D.C., in July.

Hagee, the pastor of a Texas megachurch and an outspoken figure on the Religious Right, was a vocal supporter of the Trump-Pence ticket. Pence has acted as the chief emissary of the Trump White House to the president’s Religious Right supporters, addressing events hosted by a number of Religious Right groups, including March for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List.

Hagee’s views on Israel are closely tied to his belief that the apocalypse is imminent and the Antichrist will soon come to power. As Sarah Posner writes, “Hagee is ultimately less concerned with the fate of Israel or the Jews than with a theocratic Christian right agenda.”

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War, Martial Law, and the Economic Crisis

globalresearch - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:29
The road towards a Military Industrial State...

Rick Santorum Shocks CNN Panel: Solar Energy Is Not 'Reliable' Or 'Consistent'

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:52

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum insisted to a CNN panel on Thursday that renewable energy was not "reliable" enough to replace the Earth's limited supply of fossil fuels.

On CNN's New Day program, Santorum told host Alisyn Camerota and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) that President Donald Trump should use Twitter to focus on his agenda instead of attacking the media.

"If he wants to get on message then he needs to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord or maybe even a halfway measure," the former GOP candidate insisted.

"No, no, no!" Granholm interrupted. "There are 3.3 million people in America that are working in the clean energy industry. If you look at my state, there are almost 90,000 jobs in clean energy right now."

"We have a fracking revolution," Santorum replied. "And it's driving down the cost of our electricity."

"Solar and wind are cheaper than coal," Granholm pointed out. "Right now, China is cancelling 107 of its coal plants because why? Solar and wind are cheaper than coal. Same in India."

"It's not reliable, it's not consistent," Santorum opined.

"Oh my god!" Granholm gasped.

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Nunes Broke House Rules To Issue 'Unmasking' Subpoenas

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:25

Turns out Rep. Devin Nunes put being a Trump surrogate above being a member of the House of Representatives (again) by unilaterally issuing subpoenas to the FBI, CIA, and NSA without telling any of the other committee members.

Rep. Nunes embarrassed himself and the entire House Intelligence Committee with his bogus late night antic of running to the White House to pass on leaked information (from Trump's people?) in a clear effort to disrail Russia investigations.

He was forced to sideline himself on the Russia probes because he destroyed the credibility of his committee to handle any investigation honestly. Suddenly he's reappeared.

After four subpoenas were approved by both parties on the committee, Nunes made his move.

CNN reports: "The new dispute stems from seven new subpoenas issued by the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, four seeking documents and testimony from Michael Flynn and President Trump's private attorney Michael Cohen. They were approved by both parties for their Russia meddling probe, but the three others were issued unilaterally by chairman Devin Nunez without Democratic approval."

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Al Franken Asked Comey To Investigate Third Sessions Meeting With Kislyak

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:00

News broke last night that Congress was investigating yet another undisclosed meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia ambassador Sergey Kislyak at D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel.

And while he was a guest on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Sen. Al Franken last night disclosed he and Sen. Patrick Leahy sent a private letter to then-FBI Director James Comey, asking him to investigate the meeting.

In March, Sessions had gotten into trouble when it was reported that he had two meetings with Kislyak during the campaign, which contradicted statements in his January confirmation hearing. Sessions had testified he did not have any communications with the Russians during the campaign.

Franken said he was aware of a possible meeting at the Mayflower.

"Now it had been characterized one way, but we had some reason to believe that it — that wasn't the case. It had been described in a way that he could plausibly say I don't remember that," Franken said.

"But what's coming out today, I believe, is that that may not be the case. And if this the true, that would be extremely disturbing."

It hasn't been confirmed yet, but it sure sounds like Franken and the other senators know a lot more than they're saying.

P.S. In other news, O'Donnell has renewed his contract and is staying on with MSNBC.

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Sam Bee Covers GOP Toxic Testosterone Like No One Can

crooksandliars - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:36

Last night Samantha Bee took on the Greg Gianforte body slam against a reporter, and how that behavior was rewarded by voters.

Threats against journalists have gotten so bad that NPR has started giving its reporters hostile-environment awareness training. You can hear about it on their new show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Kill Me."

And Samantha Bee points out what no one else has: the latest testosterone eruption among Republicans didn't originate with "Trump culture."

Did he provide a focus for roid-rage culture? Sure. He rode into office on a wave of assholes like a crowd surfer at a Kid Rock concert. But there has always been an undercurrent of testosterone-fueled cruelty in America, a nation where there was no greater demonstration of strength than hitting a brown person in the face with your rock-hard boner.

The triumphant impunity of Gamergate trolls, the Bundy occupiers, and George Zimmerman told America's shy bullies: "It's OK. You are accepted. Be yourself. We won't judge you.
Neither will a judge."

Watching the number of Republicans excusing Gianforte for making "a mistake," I wondered why Kathy Griffin doesn't get the same dispensation. Maybe one "it was just a joke" for Griffin for every seventy-five times Ann Coulter has said the same thing?

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