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A Man Delays a Plane; Parents Spread Measles - The Rise of Me-Firstism

A passenger on a cross-country Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto had a hissy fit when he couldn’t have fish. According to a  witness the man was belligerent to the flight attendant who couldn’t fulfill his meal request. He described the oaf’s behavior as: 'If I don’t get fish, there will be a ...

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Theresa May's Last Best Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament

Having rejected a previous Brexit deal, the British Parliament voted today on a ‘tweeked’ version that British PM Theresa May had negotiated with the European Union. Parliament rejected the deal 391 — 242.There will be another vote in Parliament on whether the UK should exit the EU with no deal — the so-called “Hard ...

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Parents See Their Unvaccinated Child Suffer the Agonies of Tetanus. They Are Still Anti-Vaxxers.

While playing a six-year-old boy in Oregon cut his head on some farm machinery. His parents cleaned and stitched the wound. Six days later his back and neck arched and he jaw began clenching. He had to be medevaced to a pediatric hospital where he was diagnosed with a severe case of tetanus.He rapidly declined. At ...

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Christian author: Atheists are 'pompous prigs’ & ‘loud, nasty, unapologetic and in-your-face’.

Most atheists were raised in religious families. And they paid attention. The evidence indicates atheists know more than believers about religion. And they are often the most questioning of and curious about the ‘holy’ texts. So it is no surprise that Isaac Asimov said: “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent ...

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Really? 2.17.19. Lindsey Graham. Fake emergencies. Patriotism. Gun violence. Limbaugh.

Lindsey Graham comes out against education. Margaret Brennan, the host of Face the Nation, asked Sen. Lindsey Graham how he felt about Trump's declaration of a state of emergency diverting funds from the construction of a middle school in Kentucky to fund his wall. He replied “I would say it’s better for the middle ...

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Ninja Nancy Pelosi Is on a Roll. Her Letter to Trump Is more Proof.

January 18, 2019

Today Nancy Pelosi told Trump he could shove his State of the Union. Yesterday no Democrats attended Trump’s shutdown lunch summit/photo op. And this follows her sunglassed, James Bond style, ass-kicking of Trump in December’s “I’ll own the shutdown” whine-fest. She even alpha-dogged Schumer to show where the true center of the Democratic universe is. Two […]

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Steve King’s Racism: A Timeline – With Comments.

January 18, 2019

Trip Gabriel of the New York Times put together a timeline of Rep. Steve King’s bigotry. I have reproduced it here with added comments. 2002 Mr. King, in the Iowa State Senate, files a bill requiring schools teach that the United States “is the unchallenged greatest nation in the world and that it has derived its strength from … […]

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Walgreens Security Guard Shoots Young Black Man Dead – Now He’s Charged with Murder.

January 18, 2019

On December 2, 2018, Walgreens Security guard Donald Vincent Ciota II, 28, shot Jonathan Hart, 21, dead after a tussle over a $2.99 water drink. Ciota shot Hart in the back of the neck as he was fleeing the scene. After the shooting, video shows Ciota making a phone call while standing over Hart’s corpse, which lay […]

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Man Kills Girlfriend, her Kids, and her Mother. The Reality of Gun Violence in the US

December 30, 2018

In St. Charles, Missouri, Richard Darren Emery shot and killed Zoe Kasten, 8; her brother, Jonathan Kasten, 10; their grandmother, Jane Moeckel, 61; and their mother, Emery’s girl-friend. After a shoot-out with the police, he abandoned an attempt to flee in his pickup and tried to carjack another vehicle. He stabbed the driver seven times before fleeing into the […]

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How to Tell a Conservative that Trump’s Border Wall is an Expensive and Pointless Folly.

December 30, 2018

 In Trump’s monomania about getting his wall funded, he has adopted the narrative strategy of professional wrestling. There are good guys (guess who) and the bad guys. The good guys want to save America like a modern day Superman, and the bad guys (the Democrats) are plotting her destruction. The plotlines are simplistic and easy […]

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A Black Man Gets Thrown out of a Hotel for Making a Phone Call.

December 26, 2018

Jermaine Massey visited Portland, OR to attend a Travis Scott concert. On returning to his hotel, the Portland DoubleTree, he noticed his mother had called. He was concerned as it was very late on the East Coast where she lived. So he called her from the hotel lobby.  During the call, he was approached by a security guard and asked […]

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Mattis’ Resignation Letter Tells Trump He Isn’t Keeping America Great.

December 20, 2018

Gen. James Mattis quit as Secretary of Defense. It is no surprise that a man as steeped in military tradition would resign rather than work for a man who formulates his capricious military policies on the fly – without consulting the men and women who have made the military their lifetime study.  The straw that broke the […]

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A Little Girl Shows Conservatives Just Don’t Give a Damn.

December 16, 2018

A seven-year-old girl sets out with her father on a journey of 2,000 miles to seek asylum in the US. Conditions in her Guatemalan village were so dire that this dirty, exhausting trek across an inhospitable terrain seemed a better option than staying amidst fear and squalor. On arrival in the US, she is detained by border agents. Then, after eight hours […]

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What Would Republicans Have Called Melania if She Were Married to a Democratic President?

December 10, 2018

Jerry Falwell Jr. was interviewed Saturday night by Fox News’  Jesse Watters on his eponymous show, ‘ Watters’ World’. Being December, it didn’t take long for Watters to turn to the ‘War on Christmas’. That unique conflict where there are constant reports from the front, but no one is fighting. The conversation turned to Melania Trump’s White House Christmas […]

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