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On November 6, 2018 33 Senate Seats and 435 seats in the house of representatives and 14 governorships will be up for election. Vote like your life depends on it!

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Donald Trump Jr. called 'sexist' after sharing actor's suggestive tweet shaming Chelsea Handler

Donald Trump Jr. has a new celebrity enemy in his sightline: comedian Chelsea Handler.

He also has a new ally: actor James Woods, who has joined the president’s eldest son in attacking Handler online.
Chelsea Handler

@chelseahandler
I can’t wait for Donald Trump junior to flip on his father. That’s going to be awesome.

Donald Trump Jr.

@DonaldJTrumpJr
Solid point...

James Woods

@RealJamesWoods
Think it’s safe to say she has sucked at way more than two things... https://twitter.com/donaldjtrumpjr/status/1034472268259307520
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/donald-trump-jr-called-sexist-approving-actors-suggestive-tweet-shaming-chelsea-handler-105340662.html

Woman calls police on black man getting in to his own car

The Hiil

A black Wisconsin man recorded footage this week of a white woman calling the police on him while he tried to gain access to his own car.

Corvontae Davis told a local ABC affiliate that the woman called the police on him to report he was breaking into a car as he tried to get change from his own vehicle to pay a parking meter on Tuesday.

"I was getting ready to put money in a meter or whatever, and she has nothing else better to do and asked me if I was breaking into my car," Davis can be heard saying in a video he shared on Facebook, which has since garnered over 63,000 views in the past several days.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/402325-woman-calls-police-on-black-man-trying-to-get-into-his-own-car

Police Chief Defends Use Of Taser On Elderly Woman Cutting Flowers -" muslim looking hat?"

A Georgia police chief is defending the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother after she was seen walking around with a knife near her home, which her family says was for cutting dandelions for a salad.

Martha Al-Bishara, 87, whose family says she doesn’t speak English, was gathering the flowers Friday on property belonging to a Boys and Girls Club organization in Chatsworth when a staff member called 911 on her for trespassing, the Dalton Daily Citizen-News reported, citing the police report.

“She’s old so she can’t get around too well, but looks like she’s walking around looking for something, like vegetation to cut down or something. There’s a bag too,” the caller told police in the 911 recording. The caller, who described the woman as wearing a “Muslim hat-looking thing,” said there were no children outside and that the woman said she didn’t speak English.

“See’s seeing us, she hears what we’re saying, she may not know what we’re saying, but we’re telling her to stop and there’s a Taser pointed at her and there’s a firearm that’s unholstered there. Most people, that’s kind of the universal command for stop,” he said. He added that using a Taser was the “minimum force.”


https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-chief-defends-taser-elderly-203814357.html

Nathan's Hot Dog Honcho to Host Trump Fundraiser in the Hamptons

Howard Lorber, a Manhattan developer and executive chairman of Nathan’s Famous Inc., the hot dog company, is hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump in the Hamptons, according to two people familiar with the event.

SNIP:

Last year, Trump described Lorber as one of his two best friends. In 1996, Trump and Lorber traveled to Moscow together to explore business opportunities.

Lorber was an economic adviser to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. And the president last year appointed him chairman of the board of trustees for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Lorber is chief executive officer of the Vector Group, parent company of the New York real estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman Realty. He didn’t respond to requests for comment.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-14/hot-dog-honcho-to-host-trump-campaign-fundraiser-in-the-hamptons?utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-facebook-politics&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic

Will it make a difference ?

(If the birtherism campaign strategy, the Mexican rapists comment, the good people on both sides argument, the attacks on NFL players, the LeBron James critique, the efforts to avoid renting apartments to African-Americans, the Central Park jogger case, the wall, the Muslim ban, the disparaging of a Mexican judge, the suggestion that all Haitian immigrants have AIDs, the "shithole countries" description, the response to Hurricane Maria, the backing of Joe Arpaio and Roy Moore, and the constant dog whistles to the alt-right haven't swayed you, spelling out an offensive word sure isn't gonna make the difference...)

Nextdraft.

There Is Nothing Omarosa Can Say or Do That Could Possibly Matter

Omarosa Manigault Newman is on the talk-show circuit this week to promote her forthcoming book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, which promises salacious details about the administration’s inner workings. The biggest revelations so far have to do with three recordings: a rumored Apprentice-era tape of Donald Trump saying the N-word; a tape of chief of staff John Kelly firing Manigault Newman in the White House Situation Room, where recording devices are typically prohibited; and a recording of a phone call in which Trump claims he didn’t know she’d been fired.

Manigault Newman claims to have heard the N-word recording, though her book says she only heard about it from a few people in the know. The other two tapes are Manigault Newman’s own—she made them, and she’s been broadcasting them strategically in advance of her book’s Aug. 14 release date. She played the Kelly recording on Meet the Press on Saturday and the Trump recording on the Today show Monday morning, and anonymous White House officials told ABC News that they believe she has even more tapes, perhaps recorded with some kind of audio-capturing pen.

But even if Manigault Newman and her tapes say exactly what the president’s opponents want to hear—that he’s a racist, that he’s a bumbling idiot, that he has no control over his own White House—her “insider’s account” will never be as satisfying as the anti-Trump resistance might hope. The first problem is the source. Manigault Newman, like the president, is an opportunist built for and by reality television. Her willingness to do anything for notoriety, including but not limited to playing the villain on a corny game show and signing up for a role in a racist presidential administration, makes her an unreliable narrator.



Whether Manigault Newman is lying or telling the truth feels beside the point.


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/omarosa-tapes-there-is-nothing-the-former-trump-aide-can-say-or-do-that-could-possibly-matter.html?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

Sick of the "make your abusers comfortable" arguments from "liberals"

I’ve heard it in more personal contexts over the last few weeks, and just a few minutes ago I opened an email from “People’s Action” that propagates the myth that abusers can become your friends if you’re just kind enough to them and give them what they want: to feel big, strong, powerful, comfortable, and “whole” or other words for happy or satisfied.

Talk of offering “a better option” to them and taking pains to make them not feel like they have to “reject Trump” or “admit he’s wrong” or “face their behavior” is dangerous, self-harming, self-destructive talk that enables abuse to continue, because it’s completely ineffective and gives them the sense that voting for Trump is the right choice because now you’re groveling or pandering to them.

You can’t satisfy a supremacist or a narcissist, or people who are devoted allies to them. Your very existence upsets them. Being kind to them, bleeding for them, and even sacrificing your life for them either won’t result in them feeling anything positive toward you, or will result in a blip of positivity that will quickly be replaced by yet another expression of rage and yet another instance of abuse.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s words about love defeating hate don’t apply to supremacists and narcissists, or to people who are devoted to them. Those kinds of “bullies” don’t “bully” because they are seeking to fill a need for a social relationship with an authority figure. Those “bullies” aren’t “hurt people who hurt people.” Assholes like that enjoy being assholes, and that’s why they gravitate toward each other and commit abuse in packs. They are driven by lust for inflicting violence on others, by lust for control, and by lust for personal excess.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/11/1787482/-Sick-of-the-make-your-abusers-comfortable-arguments-from-liberals

Elderly man rescues drowning boy, discovers he also saved the kid's father 30 years ago

Recently, an 80-year-old man from a village in Jiangsu province risked his own life by going into a river to rescue a drowning 8-year-old boy. It turns out that he’s done this kind of thing before.

According to a video shared by Jiangsu Television, the elderly man, surnamed Xu, said that he and his wife had heard a little boy screaming for help while frantically paddling to keep his head above water on the morning of August 3rd. Despite injuries sustained two years ago when he fell down the stairs, Xu got into the river with the help of his wife and rescued the boy without hesitation.

More:
https://shanghai.ist/2018/08/08/elderly-man-rescues-drowning-boy-discovers-he-also-saved-the-kids-father-30-years-ago/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

To The Woman Who Hasn't Been Herself In A While...

To the woman who hasn’t been herself for a while
Stay hopeful…
That your spark will reignite soon.
That this weight will heave itself from your tired shoulders, soon.
That you’ll recognise the girl in the mirror again someday.
Soon.
Don’t let the fear rise up and engulf you in the middle of the night anymore. It’s not real. It’s a lie and it’s keeping you down.
This will pass.
You, you’re still in there.
Hang on.


https://ladiespassiton.com/2018/08/09/to-the-woman-who-hasnt-been-herself-in-a-while/

Eric Trump Walked into a Rod Stewart Concert During "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"

Picture it: it’s a Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, and Rod Stewart has just started crooning “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.” Suddenly, a Secret Service team appears with none other than Eric Trump.

That was the scene earlier this week when Trump and his wife Lara went to see Stewart perform. According to Page Six, Today anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie were also in the crowd.

Stewart has been a friend of Donald Trump’s for decades, but voiced concern over the real-estate mogul’s foray into politics.


Although he’s sort of a friend of mine, I don’t think he’s presidential,” he told press at Buckingham Palace in 2016. “I don’t think he’s made to be a president.


https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/08/eric-trump-rod-stewart-concert?mbid=social_facebook
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