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Rolling Stones Told Trump Quit Using Our Song Back in May. It's playing now after Trump's speech:

What an asshole move, if nothing about request by them changed.


The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.

The band have issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band's music.

"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately."

The candidate has been playing their songs at his rallies for months.

Their 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want has been a particular favourite.

It's playing now after Trump's speech.

From George Harrison's Estate's Facebook page:

The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.

If it had been "Beware of Darkness" then we MAY have approved it!


A song about getting laid...??

Republicans never listen to lyrics.

FREE "All Right Now."

Snopes: 'Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59%' MOSTLY FALSE


Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59 percent

By Warren Fiske on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Donald Trump recently told Richmonders that he was amending his campaign theme, "Make America Great Again," to strike an inclusive note.

"Iíve added a couple of things," he said during a June 11 rally at the Richmond Coliseum. "Iím adding ĎMake America Great Again,í and Iím adding ĎFor Everyone,í because itís really going to be for everyone. Itís not going to be for a group of people; itís going to be for everyone.

"If you look at whatís going on in this country, African-American youth is an example: 59 percent unemployment rate; 59 percent," Trump said.

"If you look at whatís going on with Latinos, Hispanics - tremendous unemployment rates. You look at whatís going on with so many groups. Weíre going to make it great for everyone. Weíre going to bring jobs back to our country."

The 59 percent unemployment rate for black youths caught our attention. We wondered if Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is right.

The latest figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics pegged the unemployment rate for blacks, ages 16 to 19, at 27.1 percent in May.

So where did Trump come up with the eye-popping 59 percent? We canít say with certainty, because Trumpís campaign, as usual, didnít respond to our question. But Tara Sinclair, an economist at George Washington University, offered a clue.

Sinclair told us Trumpís percentage probably comes from a Bureau of Labor Statistics statistic called the "employment-population ratio." This is a figure that gauges employed people, age 16 and older, as a percentage of the entire population of adults.

In May, the bureau said the employment-population ratio for blacks ages 16 to 24 was 41.5 percent. Flipped over, that would mean that the unemployment ratio - although such a statistic is not published by the bureau - would be 58.5 percent. Thatís pretty close to the 59 percent figure Trump cited, Sinclair noted.

But there are differences between the ratio and the widely used unemployment rate, which Trump used in citing the percentage.

What a Clisterf*ck: 'No one believes Trump speechwriter Meredith McIver is real'


No one believes Trump speechwriter Meredith McIver is real

Earlier on Wednesday, the Trump campaign finally offered up its sacrificial lamb for Monday's Melania Trump plagiarism snafu: Meredith McIver.

McIver, who apparently helped Trump write some of his books, released a statement accepting responsibility and taking the fall for the incident. The only problem: people are speculating she's not real at all.

Is she a real person? Probably. But Trump has made up people before (twice, at least!) and given how the campaign has gone over the last year, no one would be surprised if Trump did make up a fake speechwriter to take the blame.

Put on the tin foil hats and get ready, sheeple.

So Sayers the Internet:

HILARIOUS: "Trump-Pence Marriage is Off to a Rocky Start"


Pence marriage is off to a rocky start

By Alexandra Petri ComPostOpinionJuly 18 at 3:01 PM

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And we have read this fairy tale before.

Donald Trump is the man you have to marry to keep your family from ruin. He is loud and mean and cuts you off abruptly when you begin to speak. But he is rumored to be extremely wealthy.

He sent a gilded chariot to pick Pence up from his humble home and Penceís mother kissed him goodbye on the forehead with tears in her eyes.

ďYou donít have to do this,Ē she said, her voice worried.

ďI want to,Ē he said. ďI believe in him. He is a good man.Ē


Breaking: Baltimore Police Lt. Found Not Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Freddie Gray Death

Source: NBC News

@BreakingNews: Baltimore police lieutenant found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Freddie Gray death - @HellgrenWJZ


Read more: Link to source

Joint Base Andrews on lockdown, reports of an active shooter (False Alarm)

Source: CBS News

@CBSNews: JUST IN: Joint Base Andrews on lockdown, reports of an active shooter https://t.co/pCwAiyNWyh/s/8YHd https://t.co/gl41gp9BeX/s/aXWM

UPDATE: @CBSNews: BREAKING: Sources confirm no active shooter at #JointBaseAndrews, situation is "all clear" https://t.co/4Bas6FcOiJ/s/TmsD https://t.co/Ui2PlSgxfy/s/ktAw

@BreakingNews: Incident at Andrews AFB triggered after someone saw personnel carrying long guns during drill, senior law enforcement says - NBC News

@BreakingNews: More: No barricade situation, no shots fired at Andrews Air Base, senior law enforcement officials say - NBC News https://t.co/DX3ZbektFF/s/C0Bm

Read more: https://t.co/gl41gp9BeX/s/aXWM

Breaking: Judge Rules Mississippi Clerks Cannot Cite Religious Beliefs to Refuse Marriage Licenses

Source: Associated Press

@BreakingNews: Judge rules Mississippi clerks cannot cite religious beliefs to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples - AP https://t.co/B280KKuyyO/s/tGr2

Judge Rules MS Clerks Cannot Cite Religion To Abstain From Issuing Marriage Licenses

JUNE 27, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ó A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling on Monday blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday.

Reeves is extending his previous order that overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. He says circuit clerks are required to provide equal treatment for all couples, gay or straight.

Mississippi's religious objections measure, House Bill 1523 , was filed in response to last summer's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/judge-mississippi-gay-marriage-clerks

'People Are Really, Really Hoping This Theory About David Cameron and Brexit is True'


People are really, really hoping this theory about David Cameron and Brexit is true

David Cameronís decision to resign before enacting Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty...

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While panic ensues, one personís musings in the comments section of the Guardian has an interesting hypothesis on these complications:

If Boris Johnson looked downbeat yesterday, that is because he realises that he has lost.

Perhaps many Brexiters do not realise it yet, but they have actually lost, and it is all down to one man: David Cameron.

With one fell swoop yesterday at 9:15 am, Cameron effectively annulled the referendum result, and simultaneously destroyed the political careers of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and leading Brexiters who cost him so much anguish, not to mention his premiership.


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The referendum result is not binding. It is advisory. Parliament is not bound to commit itself in that same direction.

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If he runs for leadership of the party, and then fails to follow through on triggering Article 50, then he is finished. If he does not run and effectively abandons the field, then he is finished. If he runs, wins and pulls the UK out of the EU, then it will all be over - Scotland will break away, there will be upheaval in Ireland, a recession ... broken trade agreements. Then he is also finished. Boris Johnson knows all of this. When he acts like the dumb blond it is just that: an act.


BREXIT Result Updates: It's close so far...

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