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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
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"Pissed off" Trump tweets "Are we living in Nazi Germany?" PS: 9 days till he gets nuke codes.

Donald J. TrumpVerified account
‏@realDonaldTrump
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/819164172781060096


jakeVerified account
‏@jakebeckman
@realDonaldTrump I think that's up to you, dude

Bozo ‏@kimleehang 10m10 minutes ago
@jakebeckman @realDonaldTrump I think the investigation agencies leaked the story, Hope he keeps talking shit about the CIA & FBI.

Matt HaigVerified account
‏@matthaig1
@realDonaldTrump please don't stop tweeting.

Don't worry, The Donald. No one believed that Spy Magazine story about Chuck Berry, either.

Oh wait.

They did.

Many people on DU are familiar with it, those who aren't can simply Google "Chuck Berry Spy Magazine."

My advice to The Donald is simply to continue making America great again. To be great is to be misunderstood. Even if you really did it.

But even if you did, you're going to end Obamacare and build the wall on day one of your Presidency, so you have that going for you.

I hope that during his press conference he cries or says "fuck" a lot or breaks things made of glass

I just want to see him go OFF, you know, lots of "fuck you's," and breaking glass and yelling and crying and going full-bore Captain Queeg.

Are we taking bets on him cancelling the press conference?

The Onion: Obama Finally Reveals Nature Of His Work To Daughters

Obama Finally Reveals Nature Of His Work To Daughters



http://www.theonion.com/article/obama-finally-reveals-nature-his-work-daughters-52502?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing

WASHINGTON—Pulling them aside Wednesday for a “quick father-daughter talk,” President Obama finally revealed to his children, Sasha and Malia, the exact nature of his work, White House sources confirmed. “You girls have probably been wondering where I go every day and why I sometimes disappear for much of the week. Well, I’m not proud of this, and I’ve kept it from you for far too long, but I think you deserve to know the truth: I’m in charge of running the United States,” said Obama, moving quickly after noticing the tears welling in his daughters’ eyes to comfort them with reassurances that, while overseeing the nation could be a messy, brutal affair, he was still their father and he loved them very much. “I don’t expect you to understand all of this right away—it’s a lot to take in. Knowing what you know about this country, it’s okay if you’re disappointed in me. I’m not proud of some of the things I do, but at this point, it’s just part of who I am.” After reportedly telling his two daughters not to dwell on the details of his job, the president then sent the heartbroken girls on their way, choking back his emotions as he solemnly walked to the Oval Office for a private meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Not as entertaining as Green Eggs & Ham: Ted Cruz uses Sessions hearing to slam Obama



Moby asked if he would consider DJ-ing at one of Trump's balls



DJ and techno performer Moby responded with incredulity to an invitation to provide music for one of President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural balls.

“Hahahahaha, I was just asked by a booking agent if I would consider djing at one of the inaugural balls for #trump…,” he said on Instagram, according to The Independent.

“Hahahahaha, wait, Hahahaha, really?” Moby went on. “I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns… So #trump what do you think, I DJ for you and you release your tax returns?”

The Independent noted that during the 2016 campaign, Moby — born Richard Melville Hall — called Trump an “actual psychopath” and was a vocal supporter of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/hahaha-wait-really-moby-mocks-trump-after-being-asked-to-dj-at-inauguration/

In 2015 interview, Sessions praised 1924 Law to "end indiscriminate acceptance of all races"

Jeff Sessions's Unqualified Praise for a 1924 Immigration Law
Trump’s pick for attorney general made the remarks during an interview with Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon, now an advisor to the president-elect.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/jeff-sessions-1924-immigration/512591/



Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department, once praised a 1924 immigration law whose chief author in the House once declared was intended to end “indiscriminate acceptance of all races.”

Sessions has long been a proponent of immigration restriction, and was one of the first to back Trump’s call on a ban on Muslims entering the United States during the primary.

During an October 2015 radio interview with Stephen Bannon of Breitbart, now a top adviser to the president-elect, Sessions praised the 1924 law saying that:

In seven years we'll have the highest percentage of Americans, non-native born, since the founding of the Republic. Some people think we've always had these numbers, and it's not so, it's very unusual, it's a radical change. When the numbers reached about this high in 1924, the president and congress changed the policy, and it slowed down immigration significantly, we then assimilated through the 1965 and created really the solid middle class of America, with assimilated immigrants, and it was good for America. We passed a law that went far beyond what anybody realized in 1965, and we're on a path to surge far past what the situation was in 1924.

Protesters Dressed in KKK Robes Interrupt Opening Minutes of Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing

Source: Mother Jones

Moments before the start of Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing on Tuesday, chaotic scenes broke out in the Senate Judiciary Committee, as two demonstrators dressed as Ku Klux Klan members shouted in protest against Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. They were swiftly escorted from the room.

"You can't arrest me! I'm white!" one of the protesters said as officials removed them from the hearing.

The incident comes as civil rights groups urge Senate Judiciary Committee members to reject Sessions' nomination, many of whom point to his past efforts to block black judges from serving on the federal branch as evidence he is not fit to lead the Justice Department.

Breaking with longstanding senate tradition, Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, will join civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, on Tuesday to testify against Sessions' appointment.

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing-kkk-protesters



Videos at the URL.

Sessions supported the use of chain gangs and life sentences for children under the age of 14



http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/alabama-jeff-sessions-held-views-criminal-justice-would-scare-reformers-today

During his campaign for Alabama attorney general in 1994, Sessions came out in support of a series of reforms to crack down on juvenile offenders—even nonviolent ones. According to a Birmingham News series at the time that was shared by the Democratic research firm American Bridge, Sessions proposed tough penalties "that emphasize discipline and responsibility to deter non-violent first-time offenders from further crimes." Sessions also wanted to treat repeat juvenile offenders as adults and to use juvenile records when sentencing people for crimes they commit as adults. Further, Sessions hoped to move funding from the Department of Corrections to pay for more jail space and boot camps for juvenile offenders. He also suggested using work camps and recycling programs to "make punishment meaningful."

Once elected attorney general, Sessions supported legislation in 1995 to crack down on juvenile offenders. Under the bill, according to the Birmingham News, children younger than 14 "who commit crimes that would make them eligible for the death penalty if they were adults" could be tried as adults in criminal court. Though they would not be eligible for the death penalty, they could be sentenced to life in prison and would serve no less than 20 years.

Sessions was also a fan of tough punishments, even those that were constitutionally questionable. In 1995, Alabama reinstituted chain gangs in its prisons—the practice of shackling prisoners to one another and forcing them to perform hard labor. The custom had died out, but in 1995 Alabama Republican Gov. Fob James brought it back. Sessions, then state attorney general, was on board. "I believe it's constitutional and proper," he said at the time. He also said he intended to "aggressively defend any legal challenge against it.'' In December 1996, days before Sessions left for the US Senate, his office released a legal opinion declaring the chain gangs legal.

Though these proposals were made years ago, Sessions remains a hardliner when it comes to sentencing and criminal justice reform more broadly. Last year, Sessions successfully opposed bipartisan legislation to loosen mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and reduce recidivism rates. Sessions was one of a handful of law-and-order Republicans who helped stall the bill in the Senate Judiciary Committee despite the support of many Republicans. If Sessions is confirmed as attorney general, his departure from the Senate could help the bill pass this year. But Sessions will have significant power in his new role to set sentencing guidelines, in addition to overseeing police departments and prisons. Through so-called charging memos, the attorney general sets sentencing guidelines for prosecutors throughout the country. Sessions would also have a voice on the US Sentencing Commission, which develops sentencing guidelines for federal courts.

Goodbye, Yahoo...it will be renamed "Altaba" after sale to Verizon

Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc.

Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for $4.83 billion.

The terms of that deal could be amended - or the transaction may even be called off - after Yahoo last year disclosed two separate data breaches; one involving some 500 million customer accounts and the second involving over a billion.

Verizon executives have said that while they see a strong strategic fit with Yahoo, they are still investigating the data breaches.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-m-a-verizon-idUSKBN14T2I7
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