GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O’Rourke – POLITICO

Repeat after me

The GOP only win when they cheat

Can you imagine the uproar from a Liz Cheney if we try to meddle in the Republican primary process. Their heads would explode.

Basically this tells us that there are afraid of the field that the Democrats are mounting to take on Trump in 2020. I think they are feeling the fact that there’s going to be a tidal wave, a blue tsunami that will change the political landscape. That’s why you see Mitch McConnell rushing unqualified activist judges on the federal bench. he is trying to fill every vacancy that he left open during President Obama’s presidency. Shame on Mitch McConnell and the Republicans.

Better Angels, an organization I belong to, says one should listen to the other side. I’m listening and I don’t like what I’m hearing.

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Senior GOP officials are warning that the president’s popularity has taken a hit in Texas, and a Beto O’Rourke nomination in 2020 could put the state in play for the first time in decades. | Tom Fox-Pool/Getty Images

Inside Robin Roberts’ ‘GMA’ interview with Jussie Smollett – Page Six

I’ll be honest I did not watch the whole interview but the part that I did watch made me think that he was lying through his teeth. I know hindsight is 20/20 but it’s how I felt when I watched it. I thought the tears were phony and his whole storyline made no sense. Just as Robin Roberts said why would you not give up your phone when you are being threatened by two big guys. Your an actor on a successful television program and you can’t afford to get a new phone and it’s worth being injured for it? It didn’t make sense then and now we know it was not true.

Look as a gay man I wanted to believe him. But there were too many holes in the story. one more thing, if someone put a noose around my neck, I certainly would not walk around Chicago with it there and would have figured out a way of hiding it until I got to the hospital. But he did not he wore it all the way to the hospital.

I’ve said this before on this blog. What he did hurts every single person who has been, or will be a target of a hate crime. That’s all I can say at this point without getting angry.

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Publisher embroiled in legal battle with Arkansas over law banning Israel boycotts – NBC News

Whenever I see these stories it makes my blood boil. They claim to be pro-israel but in fact they are not. They are being pro-israel in hopes that Israel is destroyed.

Belief in the Rapture, also known as millenarianism or eschatology, has multiple variations, but the core view is that there will an apocalyptic war, Jesus will return, and true Christians will be “raptured” or ascend to heaven, with the rest of the earth’s inhabitants punished. Rapture believers are split about the order of events, but they are united in the belief that only Christians will be saved.

From:

https://qz.com/1270516/jerusalem-embassy-trumps-foreign-policy-looks-like-rapture-christians-plan-to-trigger-apocalypse/

Yes, it seems that so-called Christians, have come up with this voodoo religious kind of scenario where, of course, the Jews must all die so that Christians can find The Rapture and meet up with Jesus. This is racist and anti-Semitic point of Evangelical religion.

So whenever you hear about these laws that seem to be pro-israel, remember they are hoping for the destruction of Israel instead.

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Artistic recreation of the Rapture

Hunters say it’s not a ‘zombie disease,’ but they are worried about deer illness – NBC News

Even though I was born in the last century actually in the middle of the last century I have never had to go out and hunt for my food. Since I was a child we would go into the store and find beautifully wrapped pieces of meat in the meat section of the store. So to me this notion that you needs guns for hunting is foreign.

So now we are facing another threat to the reason for having a gun. Beers that have been infected with a wasting disease. This wasting disease has not thankfully been transmitted to humans yet. I remember when AIDS was traced to African monkeys. Jumping across a species is not unknown for a predator virus.

So now I need to be convinced that guns are so necessary in our society. Really, what good are they other than to shoot other people? It makes no sense and what’s makes even less sense is why hunters and gun owners are so reluctant to be licensed just like we are driving a car. This idea that gun ownership is some an amiable right was true when the government could not fight back with more than a musket. Now the government can fight back with helicopters and weapons of mass destruction, what good would having a gun or rifle do against an armed government? None!

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After removing lymph nodes for disease testing, Wyoming Game and Fish Department CWD biologist Aaron Morehead hauls out bags filled with hunter-killed elk heads destined for the county’s dead animal pit on Dec. 4, 2018.Ryan Dorgan / Jackson Hole News via AP file

Netflix’s new partnership with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand is a win for pseudoscience – NBC News

I’ve never been a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve never been a fan of celebrities cashing in on their celebrity through fake or untrustworthy claims regarding products or even more importantly your health. And so here we are at the Nexus of both with Netflix being vehicle where this fake science is promoted.

People look up to celebrities, people should not look up to celebrities. And yes they do. I don’t understand why someone who has a large media presence or an online following should be looked upon as having some special knowledge. They don’t, they are humans and they put on their pants, if they put them on themselves, one leg at a time. so I call upon Netflix to make sure that’s it just yours and especially the viewers of this Gwyneth Paltrow pseudoscience goop is made aware that this is not real science and there should be a Giant disclaimer. The way Netflix is going of late I don’t think they will.

And most of all, Gwyneth Paltrow, please get a life.

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Gwyneth Paltrow speaks at the goop Health Summit in Culver City, California, on June 9, 2018.
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Here Are The Advertisers Sticking With Tucker Carlson – HuffPost

I remember the days I liked Tucker Carlson. Those were the days when he was a real reporter and not a mouthpiece for Trump TV.

These are 16 companies we should boycott and at all costs avoid. Reach out to their Twitter accounts and tell him how you feel. Tell them that you have been a customer in the past and give an example of the products you bought from them. Tell them what you’re going to do now that you know their feelings about immigrants.

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MBS communicated with adviser during Khashoggi killing – WSJ

He may be a cold-blooded murderer or he may be a cold-blooded murderer, I’m not sure which one it is. but it certainly seems he’s a cold-blooded murderer. As the information comes out you can see how cold and callous this man is. He runs a country that oppresses its people and takes the wealth from the country’s resources and puts it in the hands of the very few at the top of the ladder. Sounds like Utopia in Trump’s mind.

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Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million – The Washington Post

Is it surprising to anyone that the scam artist president has brought on board has his acting attorney general another scam artist ? Not to me. we have seen in the last 24 hours how this President thinks the law is not something that was written for him to abide by. whether it’s how he handled the tragedy of the Murder by the Saudi Arabian crown Prince of an American based journalist or how his daughter seems to think that emails can be sent willy-nilly or how he promised the state of California 500 million dollars when he was visiting on Saturday but has no intention of ever giving that money over.

Can we forget about Trump University? Or how about the Trump foundation? It’s funny how he doesn’t talk about the Clinton foundation anymore now that we know how bad his foundation has been.

An acting attorney general that is a criminal, usual concept. Can you imagine if President Obama had even ventured anywhere close to this level of corruption ? The Republicans would have gone Haywire.

My only hope for this President is that he can find the time transport scam that his acting attorney general was all over and sent himself back into the past and never run for President.

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Acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker worked for a charity called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust for three years, starting in 2014. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

A banner year for LGBT candidates got even stronger with Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate win – The Washington Post

There are a lot of great organizations out there but there’s one that stands out to me in the LGBT political community. It’s the victory fund. The victory fund rooms people for public office. It’s not just a matter of wanting to run its knowing how to run for public office that’s a key to getting elected. I have a funny story about the victory fund. When I was living in Miami I was the chair of a fundraiser for the victory funds. They’re director of the elephant who was their first was a young guy and he put out 1000 posters on South Beach saying that named Alien Berrebi instead of Alain Berrebi. My friends left about that for months afterwards. But it was a great fundraiser and I hoped that I helped in a little way back then.

It’s wonderful to see the progress that the lgbtq community has had and I look forward to even more representation.

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat. (Rick Scuteri/AP)