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Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks as told by Andy Borowitz



NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama handed the Republican Party a gift for the general election by making a series of offensive pro-knowledge remarks at Rutgers University over the weekend, a leading Republican official said on Monday.

According to Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the President’s inflammatory comments, in which he offered full-throated praise for such controversial fields of knowledge as math and science, are sure to come back to haunt the Democrats in November.

“If President Obama was trying to alienate millions of Americans in one speech, mission accomplished,” Priebus told Fox News. “When I watched him speak, I said to myself, ‘Well, Christmas came early this year.’ ”

While many Republicans expected Obama to walk back his ill-advised praise of knowledge, facts, and evidence, the White House as of Monday morning had refused to do so.

“The President seems to be doubling down on this, which is not surprising,” Priebus said. “This is a man who never met a fact he didn’t like.”

The R.N.C. chairman said that the Party was already creating negative ads that would make extensive use of the President’s polarizing pro-knowledge rant.

“This fall, we will ask the American people, ‘Do you want four more years of knowledge, or do you want something else?’ ” Priebus said. “Because the Republican Party has something else.”



www.borowitzreport.com




The storm was not so kind to others, as I learned on my walk this morning

You might have seen the photo I posted of my car and that I said this storm we had was terrifying but ultimately innocuous.
Not so.
After I got my internet back and the newspaper got here I learned some of my neighbors weren’t so lucky. This car is almost visible from my kitchen window, just one street down, and a couple of houses over. An oak fell and in its path demolished a number of cars. No people involved Gracias a Dios.

On the other hand, speaking of "Dios", maybe NC is getting a little divine intervention.

The last photo is at the end of my lot with a small alley way. I have two guys coming over today to help me rake and sweep and pick up sticks.
They lived at my house for a month working 15 hour days at Bernie headquarters when we hoped to win in NC, and are here to spend the weekend with class mates who are graduating.

So, this time, I’m a storm reporter, not a war correspondent.

This first photo reminds me of Munch’s “The Scream”







Newsflash: Michael Moore suggested to Bill Maher, at this very minute

in answer to the question Bill posed: "What are we going to do to take down Donald Trump"
It's simple, said Michael,
"you and I are going to take down Donald Trump together".

Bill was stunned a second, and then I think they even shook on it, and Bill said: "You tell me where and what, and I will be there".

That sounds like a holy alliance to me. I am, as you all probably know, extremely fond and appreciative of both these men.

Lineup for Bill Maher on HBO 10 pm EST---IMO it can't be Friday the 13th/ 2 favorites of mine are on

Bill and his roundtable guests -
Michael Moore, Jack Hunter, Katty Kay, Fmr. Sen. Bob Graham & Jeremy Scahill - will answer viewer questions after Friday's show.

No damage except power losses - my little car after the storm last night

If you are curious, the reverse bumper sticker in the window reads:
"Things are always working out for me"
It lives in that spot, and when I'm driving the reflection on the glass makes it a right read.
Thumbs up for positive affirmations

American Ingenuity at Work: Finding new ways to get some help

This is about me, for a minute

Normally I am not ALL that involved on DU though I participate somewhere on the board almost daily. I share photos I take, post things that make me laugh, and every now and then add some articles that are maybe worth reading whether they are my thoughts or those of others.
I read threads if my time allows or my interest is piqued or both, and I do comment at times.
DU is an important component of my daily life.

I've been kicked out of the Hillary Group permanently, once for only a day and re-accepted, and then booted forever. I have at times clicked on a thread to comment just to be stopped in my tracks by the yellow banner of being banned.
After a back handed face palm, rolling my eyes because nobody likes being shunned, I usually go on my merry way.
OK, so it's almost every damn day, but who's counting.

I have slowly begun to realize the gurgling creek of hostility and ugliness that leaks out of the Hillary Group towards the Bernie folks, and it is beginning to dawn on me that there is real truth in the complaints I stumble across made by others about the viciousness at times. The group as a whole reminds me of how I feel when I see Carly Fiorinas face and demeanor.
Are these my fellow Democrats?
Is there really a need for this?
Do we not all pull for the same thing, except still with a different horse in front of the wagons of our efforts?
Do we not all want to arrive at the promised land first and united and leaving the "devils" behind?

WTF?

My copy of "Where to invade next" came in the mail. I think I will pop it in and see again what is possible in other countries and what we seem to not understand in this one:
Change is coming in almost all the critical areas of human well being where we lag behind.
We will arrive there slowly with the status quo, and faster with a bit of a revolution to help it along.
But come it will.
It is law


So, in the words of Rodney King: "Can't we just all get along?"

Lose / Lose. May this fake or non alliance continue through the election.RNC and the Donald. ('toon)

Greetings from Charlotte - a very short walk from car to destination

A friend of mine performed in a play and I drove to see the matinee. Tomorrow is the deadline the government set to our hasty lawmakers who passed a discriminatory law in 11 hours, and now have called a 5 day deadline “being bullied”.

Since it all started in Charlotte I took a few photos for you, my son calls me “the war correspondent” as of late, and one never knows what may happen so my camera is always in my pocket.

Just a peaceful interesting walk:







The devil's stamp is on Trump now.

Dick Cheney apparently has now given him his support
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