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Iran informs the United Nations and #UNSC that they ''do not seek war and warn of any military adventures"
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Seattle restaurateur mocks dead 9-year-old to bash Trump
[MYNORTHWEST] It doesn’t get more vile than this: a local business woman mocked the death of a nine year old girl and her father just to make a wholly unrelated anti-Trump statement. And Twitter users rightly dragged her.

Now, she is in digital hiding, pulling her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts and not responding to requests for comment.

Lana Kiossovski is the business partner behind Saint John’s Bar and Eatery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. While her Twitter account listed her as a "humanitarian," she caught the attention of Twitter users across the country for a Tweet she allegedly sent on January 3 that epitomizes depravity.

NBC News Tweeted out a shocking and tragic story of a 9-year-old girl and her father killed after being mistaken for deer while out on a hunt near Waltersboro, South Carolina.

While most responded to the tweet with normal commentary you expect on Twitter, an account (@lana_palooza29) belonging to Kiossovski wrote: "1.5 less MAGAbilly’s in the world. At least they died supporting their beloved 2nd Amendment."

There’s no indication the family supports President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
and nothing in the story mentioned politics at all.

In a social media world where it’s easy to find vile responses to pretty much any story, this Tweet rose to the top for it’s particular bad-faith nastiness. What kind of monster mocks the death of a little girl?

The Tweet was deleted at some point but people had already begun to dig into other deranged, vulgar musings posted to the account.

One Tweet, apparently angry that Trump ordered the targeted strike against an Iranian terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of US troops, encouraged the Iranian government to "retaliate and take this mother out." According to another screenshot, she also mused, "I’m sure said forces of Evil can find [Trump] at any number of his golf resorts." And it’s not just Tweets decrying Trump that got some reaction. She also called Rep. Tulsi Gabbard the c-word.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6528 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lana Kiossovski is the business partner behind Saint John’s Bar and Eatery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Pass around cards saying "Homeless eat free, every day, at St. John's"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 4:29 Comments || Top||

#2  😂
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 5:12 Comments || Top||

#3  But, never forget, leftists are more compassionate than us knuckle draggers. Always. See: Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot et al.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/08/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Pass around cards saying "Homeless eat free, every day, at St. John's"

"But that is not who we are!"

--"Conservatives"
Posted by: charger || 01/08/2020 18:55 Comments || Top||

#5  interesting that the snark-lady is not actually the one with capital, sweat equity, business reputation etc on the line. That's her husband.
Posted by: Lex || 01/08/2020 19:22 Comments || Top||

#6  He better unload that liability.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/08/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Be Prepared for President Sanders
[WSJ] Bernie Sanders significantly outraised his Democratic presidential rivals in the final three months of 2019. He is very much in the hunt for the first three contests of the primary season. He has run second, behind Joe Biden, in national polls for most of the past year and matches up better head-to-head against President Trump than either Elizabeth Warren or Pete Buttigieg. When Sanders supporters complain that the political press isn’t giving their guy the attention he deserves, they have a point.

Odds are that the Vermont senator won’t be the next president, but it isn’t out of the question. The RealClearPolitics polling average has him leading in Iowa and New Hampshire and less than a point out of second place in Nevada, the third contest. If he were to win a couple of these early races, he could lose the fourth in South Carolina, where he trails badly, and still have some momentum going into Super Tuesday on March 3.

Mr. Sanders’s $34.5 million fundraising haul in the fourth quarter was so impressive because the Democratic field remains so crowded. Mr. Trump raised $46 million for his campaign over the same period, but Republican donors don’t have 14 candidates to choose from. Moreover, the average donation to Mr. Sanders’s campaign was less than $20, and many of his donors are repeat low-dollar contributors. That suggests an intensity among his core supporters that can help him in caucus states, like Iowa and Nevada, which tend to reward the candidates who have the most engaged and motivated voters.
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Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2020 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Which is all the more reason for journalists to stop treating the Sanders candidacy as a sideshow.

How about 'journalists' quit engaging in unending character assassination of the sitting president and the achievements? Nah, who are we kidding.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/08/2020 3:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Sanders is not a Democrat, he is a socialist.

The Democrats rigged their primary to keep him out last election. They defended their actions in court saying that they're a private company that need respect no vote, and the judge agreed and dismissed the lawsuit.

Court Concedes DNC Had the Right to Rig Primaries Against Sanders
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 01/08/2020 4:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Lay in plenty of ammo. In fact, do it anyway - they're not going to accept Trump's reelection.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't think we're that far down the road to serfdom to elect Sanders. The guy is a totally unqualified, a loon.

Trump in 2020.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/08/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  A socialist would have a better chance during a recession. Let's hope the economy keeps chugging along.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/08/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Who knew the WSJ was into clickbait headlines?
Posted by: Raj || 01/08/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#7  It's not that Sanders is a socialist. They're all socialists. It's just that Sanders is so honest about it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/08/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Who knew the WSJ was into clickbait headlines?

Their merger with BuzzFeed is probably not far off...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/08/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#9  "Want great investment info? Try this One Weird Trick"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||


Rep. Chris Murphy: It will require great energy for this Administration to admit their strategy of escalation has badly failed
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  STFU, moron. You said - less than a WEEK AGO - that "Trump has rendered America impotent in the Middle East. No one fears us, no one listens to us. America has been reduced to huddling in safe rooms, hoping the bad guys will go away. What a disgrace."

You are a disgrace.

What a shameless, cowardly buffoon.
Posted by: Lex || 01/08/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Since he can see the future so accurately can he share the Powerball™ numbers from next week?
Posted by: magpie || 01/08/2020 1:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Cheaper, energy-wise, to just knock Iran to 7th century?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#4  It will require a brain transplant for any dem to actually not root for the enemy.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/08/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||


Biden: Trump Does Not Get ‘Benefit of the Doubt’ on Iran
[BREITBART] On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s "MTP Daily," during a preview clip of an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, 2020 presidential hopeful former Vice President 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.'...
said he would not give President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
"the benefit of the doubt" on the administration’s reasons for the killing of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Biden said, "It takes us closer to war. We are putting 18,000 more troops in the region. Have they planned ahead of time to make sure they secure all the bases we have and all the areas where Americans are more vulnerable because of proxies of Iran?"

Holt asked, "You spent time in the Situation Room, do you give a president, this president the benefit of the doubt when he says there was intelligence of an imminent attack."

Biden said, "I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt of anything."

Holt pressed, "You don’t believe him?"

Biden said, "It could be true, but I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s lied so much about virtually everything."
Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah. None left after 0bumhole used it all up.
Posted by: gorb || 01/08/2020 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  This brain-addled, bargain, blithering buffoon is the best the Dems have? Really?

Looking like the Election of 1984 again. Landslide a-comin'.
Posted by: Lex || 01/08/2020 0:34 Comments || Top||

#3  *brain-addled, barmy, blustering, bragging, blithering buffoon
Posted by: Lex || 01/08/2020 0:35 Comments || Top||

#4  >Trump Does Not Get ‘Benefit of the Doubt’

Which is why he always wins as he has his opportunities (not so much a plan that's out of date as soon as made) and support pre-cached.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/08/2020 3:19 Comments || Top||

#5  and Benghazi was a protest over an internet video. STFU Plugz you corrupt simpleton
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Makes me wonder how much money the Bidens made off of that pallet of cash to Iran.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/08/2020 15:05 Comments || Top||


McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses
[APNEWS] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has the votes to start President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
’s impeachment trial as soon as House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
releases the documents, winning support from GOP senators to postpone a decision on calling witnesses.

The announcement is significant, enabling McConnell to bypass for now Democratic demands for new testimony as he launches the third impeachment trial in the nation’s history on his preferred terms. It could begin this week if Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She is set to meet late Tuesday with her leadership team.

"We have the votes," McConnell told news hounds. He said the question of new witnesses and documents will be addressed later "and not before the trial begins."

The contours of a Senate trial have been in dispute. Pelosi is delaying transmission of the articles as Democrats press to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton and other new witnesses. McConnell has resisted and prefers speedy acquittal.

The GOP leader told senators at their closed-door lunch Tuesday that he has support for his plan, outlined in an organizing resolution that would be modeled after President Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of the word is...
’s impeachment trial 20 years ago. It would start the trial first and postpone votes on witnesses until later in the process.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  McConnell is talking like he is going to dignify the Dem-contrived cluster#@$% from a partisan star chamber boondoggle in the House. There were no identifiable crimes. There is no evidence to support the ginned-up articles of impeachment which have not been sent to the Senate from the House. The House alleges:

1. The first article charges him with abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine.
2. The second article charges him with obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony.

Neither of these articles can be proven. Why waste time by continuing the charade. How can you have a Senate trial without any charges presented. If smart, Congress should drop the whole sordid mess they created.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/08/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  "We have the votes," McConnell told news hounds. He said the question of new witnesses and documents will be addressed later "and not before the trial begins."

Like I was saying yesterday, take this opportunity to dismiss the charges outright; straight up or down vote, no sideshow bullshit.

Democratic demands for new testimony...

Should be ignored. If the Dems weren't able or willing to do that at the House level, all the more reason for the 'motion to dismiss' due to a shoddy case being presented to the Senate. That's how normal court proceedings work. Point that out, hold the vote, and get on to something resembling productive Senate work.
Posted by: Raj || 01/08/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||


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Just what one would expect from Speaker of the House Pelosi
[Breitbart] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed President Donald Trump for Iranian missile launches against U.S. bases in Iraq on Tuesday evening, and suggested that America was unwilling and unable to fight back.

In a tweet posted Tuesday evening, just minutes after news reports that over a dozen missiles fired from Iran had hit bases where U.S. troops are housed, and before military officials had assessed the battle damage: Pelosi accused the Trump administration of "needless provocations" and declared that America "cannot afford war" with Iran:
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2020 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..but you could afford a war with Libya and Syria while the Lightbringer was in charge?

And just like that, Pelosi changed into a cheese eating surrender monkey.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/08/2020 3:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually, what I expect from Pelosi, is to bite somebody in public - she's that kind of face.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 4:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Polident fail
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 4:24 Comments || Top||

#4  😂
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 5:10 Comments || Top||

#5  I blame Pelosi for trying to weaken the Presidency with all her nonsense. She is up to her botoxed cheeks in corruption and the cover-up of the coup against Trump.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/08/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually, what I expect from Pelosi, is to bite somebody in public - she's that kind of face.


A Biden repeat would be good.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/08/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#7  ...and declared that America "cannot afford war" with Iran

Democrats only complain about spending when it's done by Republicans.
Posted by: Raj || 01/08/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  More likely, they complain about Republican spending because it's not going to their cronies.
Posted by: gorb || 01/08/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#9  you jst pissed off 99% of the military off, and the veterans and normmal ppl with common sense
Posted by: Chris || 01/08/2020 19:26 Comments || Top||

#10  Shitshow, Part Gazillion
Posted by: Lex || 01/08/2020 19:26 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Duncan Hunter Announces He Will Resign from Congress
[BREITBART] Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) announced Tuesday that he will resign from Congress next week after he pleaded guilty last month to the misuse of campaign funds.

In a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
(D-CA), Hunter, who first began serving in Congress in 2009, said he plans to step down from his seat on January 13th. Hunter also stated in the letter that he was proud of "giving a voice to our men and women in uniform" while he served as a member of the Armed Services Committee.

Both Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted in August 2018 on charges of misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds. Last month, after he pleaded guilty, Hunter indicated that he would be leaving his position.

Hunter will be sentenced in March and could face up to five years behind bars.
Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It bad being Republican.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/08/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  On the one hand, a republican politician, especially in a blue state, should understand he has to be squeaky clean. On the other hand, once they get to Washington DC, they all go native and rationalize that "everyone does it." Add the fact that state level GOP organizations repeatedly let freaks like Roy Moore and Todd Akin into the ranks virtually unvetted and you have a recipe for problems.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/08/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Too bad the Hunters couldn't live on a $174K salary + great benefits + all the (legal for Congress) insider trading in the stock market. America feels for them.
Posted by: Glinter Jaique8353 || 01/08/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Hunter was my congresscritter and betrayed us with his escapades. I hope he'll be replaced by Brian Jones or Darrell Issa (who's carpetbagging in but has $$$)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Sad that hunter and Duke Cunningham both went down in flames. I liked both and yet they couldn't keep it clean in a state where you know the knives are always out when you have an (R) by your name.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/08/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I suspect Duncan's problem may have been his bunkmate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought that at first, but he also couldn't keep it in his pants and made plenty of his own bad decisions. His Dad is embarrassed
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#8  I knew a fella that flew with Duke Cunningham in Vietnam. He told me the entire story, a very, very sad story. It almost brought him to tears.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah,...Cunningham's situation was worse for what he did.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 01/08/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#10  A huge disappointment. It's gratifying that voters in that district reelected him in 2018 in spite of his crimes instead of electing Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Democrat who ran against him. That was very wise of the voters in that district. Whatever Hunter did, the time to deal with it was in the next election. Scary how often crooked Republicans get replaced by crooked Democrats.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/08/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||



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