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Caribbean-Latin America
Everything seems rather calm in Puerto Rico, just a guillotine being set up at the governor's mansion while the…WAIT, WHUT?!?!
[Twitchy] https://twitter.com/arelisrhdz/status/1220455898868604935?s=20
Posted by: Frank G || 01/24/2020 10:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Best way to deal with a completely corrupt nobility.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/24/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#2  But... but... the Democrats told us that PR's leaders were noble victims of OrangeMan's lies and cruelty.

You mean to say OrangeMan was ... r-.. ri-....
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  ^The Orange man is wrong - the fact that Puerto Rican deplorables agree with him, proves it!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/24/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#4  *YAWN* Wake me up when they start using it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/24/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#5  AOC getting a girl boner...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||

#6  o.O !!
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 16:41 Comments || Top||

#7  The blade is wrong. It needs to be a straight cut at an angle.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/24/2020 18:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
NYT Squashed 2016 Story Linking O, B, and Burisma
[American Greatness] In an exclusive report, Wednesday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham revealed that the New York Times last May quashed a story about a White House meeting in January of 2016 between Obama administration officials‐including the so-called whistleblower‐and Ukrainian officials that addressed Hunter Biden’s problematic position at Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

Ingraham said she obtained a chain of State Department emails between NYT journalist Ken Vogel and State Department official Kate Schilling centering on the reporter’s request for comment on the story.

Democrats say the president withheld military aid from Ukraine until he could get a guarantee from the Ukrainian President Zelensky that the Bidens would be investigated. However, a document unearthed last October shows that Ukrainian officials had actually opened a new probe into Burisma months before President Trump’s July 2019 phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Ingraham's scoop shows that once again, due to the corporate media's obsequious desire to assist Democrats, another important story was smothered.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/24/2020 08:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the Shock meter is pegged at zero as in "O."
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  F---ing liars.

So patently obvious that these people are nothing more than paid political operatives without a shred of integrity.
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  C'mon. NYT squashes all kinds of stories every day. Anything that doesn't promote the narrative will get squashed. It isn't all the news that's fit to print, it's all the news that fits the narrative.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/24/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I had to do a search on Internet to find this Ingraham story. On YouTube Each Video started with her introduction of a few words and then diverted to another site. I went to her Web page to get her story. Facebook is actively interfering as well. I sent a seed starting video and it was declared inappropriate due to sexual content.
Posted by: Dale || 01/24/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

Pole Dancers Butt Hurt with Buttigieg For Canceling Event at Gay Club Over Stripper Pole
[Free Beacon] Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg may want to get his supporters to the polls, but his refusal to bring them to a pole is drawing the ire of some in the LGBT community.

The former South Bend, Ind., mayor's campaign canceled a fundraiser at Dark Lady, a gay Rhode Island nightclub, following a dispute over the presence of a stripper pole, according to the venue.

Dark Lady's manager told WPRI that campaign staffers asked the club to remove the pole before the event. When the club refused, staffers canceled the fundraiser. "We guess this is what the gay candidate does to the gay community! #downonthepoles #dancersforanyoneelse," the owners complained on Facebook. "We're open, we're here, we're queer, get over it!"

The Buttigieg campaign's cancellation angered pole dancers including Steven Retchless, an America's Got Talent semi-finalist and the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion.

"The pole stigma is associated with sex work, but sex workers whether they're on a pole or not are humans, too, and shouldn't be discriminated against for providing a service as old as time," Retchless told the Washington Blade. "Get over it and support the whole gay community."

Philip Deal, founder of Mr. Pole Dance America, told the LGBT publication that Buttigieg's decision was "shameful."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2020 06:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nothing quite like a ghey guy openly admitting the ghey lifestyle is a perversion.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Faigaleh...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The Buttigieg campaign's cancellation angered pole dancers including Steven Retchless, an America's Got Talent semi-finalist and the 2010 American Pole Fitness Champion.

Come on, Steve - it isn't every day you get shafted by a candidate for president; just sit back and enjoy it!
Posted by: Raj || 01/24/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#4  But what do the poles say ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  "The pole stigma is associated with sex work, but sex workers whether they're on a pole or not are humans, too"

As in, sitting on a pole?
Is Buttfug a pole-ee or a pole-er?
Кто кого, гомик?
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#6  He claims Greek ancestry, but he seems pole-ish to me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 7:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Probably didn't want to be visually reminded of a painful incident in his life.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/24/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#8  #4 But what do the poles say ?

^ This. This exactly. Joke all you like, but a pole is mentally and physically incapable of consent. Pole dancing is rape! Especially pole polka! #IBelieveThePoles
Posted by: Snang Thrinesh2108 || 01/24/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#9  and no Festivus jokes!
Posted by: Frank G || 01/24/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Maybe you should consult Alexander Graham Bellski; the world's first telephone Pole.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 01/24/2020 14:23 Comments || Top||

Joni Ernst: Several Democrat House Impeachment Managers Voted Against ‘Lethal Aid' for Ukraine
[Breitbart] Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) told reporters during a break in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday that several of the House Democrat impeachment managers had voted against bills providing "lethal aid" to Ukraine.

Democrats have accused Trump of abandoning Ukraine by holding aid for several weeks over the summer of 2019. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) even accused the president, falsely, of causing the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers.

In fact, Trump had previously sent Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, unlike President Barack Obama, who had only provided non-lethal aid.

Moreover, Ukraine did not even know about the hold on the aid until it was reported in the media several weeks later. And witnesses in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry testified that the hold did not affect the Javelins.

Ernst made it clear she was irritated with what she portrayed as hypocrisy by the Democrats.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), she said, voted against the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, "which included lethal aid to Ukraine." Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffreys (D-NY), and Nadler (D-NY) voted against the last one, which also included such spending.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2020 05:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Their hypocrisy knows no boundaries. Ted Cruz needs to pick up this argument and run with it.
Posted by: BA || 01/24/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  That's The Shitshow, Jake.
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), she said, voted against the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, "which included lethal aid to Ukraine." Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffreys (D-NY), and Nadler (D-NY) voted against the last one, which also included such spending.

Shouldn't these Dem hypocrites have recused themselves?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Watching Schifferbrains on Fox last night, I heard him say we help our Ukrainian allies to fight the Russians there so we don't have to fight them here. I gotta hand it to him. Anybody who can spout such nonsense with a straight face has some kind of a talent. What worries me is how such a talent is to be employed.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/24/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

Pocahontas - Why am I screwed for planning ahead?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Being organized is rayciss.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Why not? People who work their asses off have to pay the tab for people who are too lazy to work.

Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/24/2020 1:57 Comments || Top||

#3  These uncomfortable moments for Dem candidates need to happen with much greater frequency.
Posted by: Raj || 01/24/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Fauxcahontas's Rain Dance:

1. Scam your way into a $429,000 a year professor slot by claiming to be a squaw

2. Reinvent yourself as a Woke Socialist fighting 'gainst Tge Man

3. Latch on to any / every redistributionisr scheme that floats by

4. Use the price mechanism to exclude honest citizens and their families from elite universities of the sort you scammed your way into

5. Uphold affirmative action scams at said institutions and subsidize everywhere people who shouldn't even be going on to college

6. Fleece the honest citizens in #4 to pay for the scam that is #5
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#5  If leftists had written Aesop's fables, the ant would be taxed to the antennae to pay for the grasshopper's food and lodging.

That's actually the point of leftism.

The enslavement of the best to the worst, so that the worst need never suffer the consequences of their awfulness.
Posted by: charger || 01/24/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

Rudy Giuliani threatens to go public with Biden corruption allegations
[NYPOST] Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for President Trump, threatened Thursday to go public with information that would expose corruption by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020...
"Everything I tried to tell the press last March is now coming out, and more. I will now start to reveal the evidence directly to you, the People," the former New York mayor tweeted. "The Biden Family Enterprise made millions by selling public office. Then when Joe was Obama’s Point Man, they ALL made millions."
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Posted by: Fred || 01/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Find a way to trick the Bidens into bashing Dem Tulsi Gabard. She's the only person, Pub & Dem, with balls big enough to drag corrupt politicions like Hillary or the Bidens into court.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 01/24/2020 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Do it!
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

Conn. Dems Want New State Police Dept. Just for 'Hate Crimes and Violent Right-Wing Extremism'
[pjmedia] Democrats in Connecticut's State Senate have proposed creating and funding a new department within the state police focused specifically on "combating hate crimes and violent right-wing extremism."

Not all violent extremism, just right-wing extremism. Antifa, the radical left-wing anarchist group, which has said that "violence is necessary" for their activism, would apparently still have free reign in the state.

"Unfortunately, people who entertain hateful beliefs ... are protected as long as [those beliefs] don't result in hate-crime actions. That's what we're talking about," said Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney."We want to be more aggressive in enforcing our laws and identifying likely sources of potential domestic terrorism acts against religious institutions and ethnic institutions."
Regardless of the Senate President's name, this is NOT the Bee.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Fine, as long as we get to form the police squad for the "Abortion of the Terminally stupid and idiotarian left".
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/24/2020 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  The Left is going further and further into authoritarian madness.

God help us if they win in November. They will use their power against us with all the fury of the Bolsheviks against the kulaks.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 01/24/2020 2:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, if the new department doesn't work out... we'll always have Bariloche.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  84,718 people moved into Connecticut in 2018 from another state, while 114,235 Connecticut residents moved elsewhere.
Bloomberg. Population loss cost Connecticut $2.6 billion in lost income in 2016 according to an analysis from Bloomberg. The financial news outlet's report says that's the equivalent of 1.6% of the state's annual adjusted gross income.
Posted by: b || 01/24/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

#5  "The purpose of power is power."
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Regrettably, coppers salivate when presented with these administrative jobs. So much safer and easier than going after criminals.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Looks like Mr. Pro Tem is correctly named.
Posted by: Raj || 01/24/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#8  This is the game they have been pushing towards for years. First you are a climate denier. Then part of the patriarchy. Then racist because of white privilege.

This is the end game to try and make most people believe or go along with if you have views right of their position, you are an extremist. A right wing extremist. They have the legal tools to take your guns and put you in a "re-education" camp.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/24/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Recruiting nightmare. This will go nowhere.
Posted by: Dale || 01/24/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Recruiting nightmare.

No, all those gamers will be prime meat for this job.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Naturally, a move towards political prosecutions would benefit greatly from the the establishment of a purely political police force
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/24/2020 9:45 Comments || Top||

#12  "Der Commissar Corps"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/24/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#13  Dem police just for right wing extremism and hate crimes. That is a dangerous (to freedom) place to go.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#14  They can call it the Cheka.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/24/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#15  "The Shitshow" to us.
"The SS" to them.
Posted by: Lex || 01/24/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#16  Voltaire once wrote: “To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Posted by: magpie || 01/24/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#17  Ironically it's the Democrats in Connecticut's State Senate that are promoting "hate crimes" here.

Don't we have and internment camp in Guam for these thought criminals.

Oh wait, California.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/24/2020 13:22 Comments || Top||

#18  The original HUAC was set up by lefties.

This is par for the course.
Posted by: charger || 01/24/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#19  "Dems want new state police dept."

And I want a pony them to FOAD.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/24/2020 18:13 Comments || Top||

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