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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Anthony Scaramucci Tells Donald Trump: 'Dial Down The Lying'


Anthony Scaramucci Tells Donald Trump: ‘Dial Down The Lying’
The Mooch told CNN, “if you want me to say [Trump’s] a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar.”

By David Moye

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-trump-dial-down-lying_us_5bd08dd0e4b0a8f17ef324c8

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has some helpful advice for Donald Trump: “Dial down the lying.”

“The Mooch” made the rather obvious suggestion on CNN Wednesday morning after host John Berman questioned him on whether he’d call Trump a “liar.”

“I asked you: What do you call someone who likes to lie? You said a scoundrel,” Berman said. “Another thing you could call someone who likes to lie is a liar. Is he a liar?”

“Well, we both know that he’s telling lies. So if you want me to say he’s a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar,” Scaramucci replied.

Scaramucci also tried to justify Trump’s lies, saying they were similar to other falsehoods told by politicians.

Still, “The Mooch” may have had enough, because he then looked into the camera and addressed Trump personally (even though the president was more likely watching Fox News).

“You know, you’re a politician now, so politicians lie when their lips are moving, and so all these people lie,” Scaramucci said. “But you should probably dial down the lying, because you don’t need to.”

Scaramucci added. “You’re doing a great job for the country. So dial that down, and you’ll be doing a lot better.”

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UPDATE: Megyn Kelly Issues On-Air Apology For Blackface Defense

Source: huffpo

Megyn Kelly Issues On-Air Apology For Blackface Defense

The NBC host faced backlash after questioning what was racist about white people darkening their skin for Halloween costumes.

By Hayley Miller


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“I want to begin with two words: I’m sorry,” Kelly said at the start of “Megyn Kelly Today” on Wednesday. “You may have heard yesterday that we had a discussion here. ... I defended the idea that as long as it was respectable and part of the Halloween costume, it seemed OK. Well, I was wrong and I am sorry.”

“I want to begin with two words, I’m sorry..The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity and honor..Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too.” Megyn Kelly pic.twitter.com/6hHrvZLNvK
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) October 24, 2018

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“When I was a kid, that was OK, so long as you were dressing up as a character,” Kelly, who was born in 1970, told an all-white panel during her show Tuesday.



Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/megyn-kelly-apologizes-on-air-blackface_us_5bd06a13e4b055bc9486e2a6



Some of us have evolved over the years. I guess Kelly, not so much. "respectable" costume, what a crock concept even in the '70's. Still trying to find wiggle room in her apology.

Former White House Lawyer Ty Cobb Says Mueller Probe Isn't 'A Witch Hunt'

Source: HuffPo


Former White House Lawyer Ty Cobb Says Mueller Probe Isn’t ‘A Witch Hunt’
That assessment pits Cobb against his former boss, President Donald Trump.


By Antonia Blumberg
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Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb on Monday said he doesn’t buy President Donald Trump’s claim that the ongoing special counsel investigation is a “witch hunt.”

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Cobb, who stepped down from his post as White House lawyer in May, told host Gloria Borger at CNN’s CITIZEN Conference in New York on Monday that he rejects the president’s analysis of the probe. He also praised Mueller, who he said he has “respected” for decades.

“Bob Mueller is an American hero in my view,” Cobb said during a panel with Jack Quinn, who served as White House lawyer under former President Bill Clinton. “He was a very serious prosecutor. He and I first met in the mid-’80s when we were prosecuting different places, and I have respected him throughout.”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s staunchest allies in the Senate, has also rejected labeling the Mueller probe a “witch hunt.”

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Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ty-cobb-mueller-probe_us_5bcf5123e4b0d38b587cceec

Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having 'Fun' Hailing Assault On Reporter

Source: HuffPo

Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On Reporter
“This is exactly why my father won,” said President Donald Trump’s second son.
By Mary Papenfuss

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“He wasn’t the guy that body-slammed anybody,” the younger Trump said of his dad. “He can have fun. By the way, this is exactly why my father won.”

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President Donald Trump, however, praised Gianforte’s actions during a rally in Missoula on Thursday. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy,” Trump told the crowd, adding that he’d correctly believed the attack would help Gianforte win the special election to fill Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s seat.

Trump’s comments drew condemnation from The Guardian, other journalists, U.S. lawmakers, a spokesman for Britain’s prime minister and people on Twitter. The president was already facing criticism for failing to speak out against the Saudis for their role in Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. The Saudi government now says that Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul early this month during a physical altercation.

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Eric Trump told Fox News his dad became president because of the way he talks. “So many people were so sick and tired of the little caged, the perfect, the perfectly scripted politician who memorized their little sound bite ... they weren’t any fun, and they had no charisma, they had no personality,” he said.

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Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eric-trump-defends-president-reporter-assault_us_5bca5616e4b055bc94809c81

Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site


Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site
A shocking interview with a far-right propaganda site offers the clearest look yet at the congressman’s racist ideology.
By Christopher Mathias and Nick Robins-Early

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iowa-rep-steve-king-austria-white-nationalist_us_5bca4851e4b0a8f17eec6001

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) visited Austria in August and gave an extensive interview to a far-right publication there in which he spelled out, in clearer and more shocking terms than he ever has before, his white nationalist worldview.

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The interview, published in September, came to HuffPost’s attention this week. In his conversation with Sommerfeld, King discussed his belief in the superiority of European culture over others. He talked fearfully of falling fertility rates in the West and spoke at length about his belief that Europe and America are threatened by Muslim and Latino immigration.

“If we don’t defend Western civilization, then we will become subjugated by the people who are the enemies of faith, the enemies of justice,” King said.

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King never would have opened up that way with mainstream reporters, since they wouldn’t understand what he was talking about, Griffin said. He added, “But with her, who is obviously steeped in this stuff, he just opens up because he knows he’s going to be understood.”

The congressman’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Unzensuriert also did not respond to questions about details of the interview.

King’s conversation with Sommerfeld largely revolves around the paranoid idea of the Great Replacement — the belief that mass migration, particularly from Muslim-majority countries, is an extinction-level event for white European culture and identity. Or as he put it in the interview, a “slow-motion cultural suicide.”

“The U.S. subtracts from its population a million of our babies in the form of abortion,” King said. “We add to our population approximately 1.8 million of ‘somebody else’s babies’ who are raised in another culture before they get to us.”

Sommerfeld responded, “That’s what we call the Great Replacement.”

Nick Ryan, the director of communications at the British-based anti-racism advocacy group Hope Not Hate, told HuffPost that “terms such as ‘Great Replacement’ are the preserve of conspiracy theorists and extremists.”

It’s a phrase, he said, widely used by anti-Muslim European networks to refer to the supposed Islamification of Europe by migrants and refugees.

FBI Investigating Whether Manhattan DA Who Refused to Prosecute Ivanka and Trump Jr Took Bribes


FBI Investigating Whether Manhattan DA Who Refused to Prosecute Ivanka and Trump Jr Took Bribes: Report
Cy Vance Jr. overruled his own prosecutors to clear the Trump children.
By Martin Cizmar / Raw Story
October 17, 2018, 6:31 AM GMT

https://www.alternet.org/fbi-investigating-whether-manhattan-da-who-refused-prosecute-ivanka-and-trump-jr-took-bribes-report

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is being investigated for closing cases against the wealthy and powerful after getting big campaign donations, the New York Daily News reports.

According to the report, the FBI is looking at whether Cy Vance Jr. and his staff dropped high-profile cases after “lawyers for the well-connected subjects made donations.”

Vance, a Democrat, once refused to bring criminal charges against Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in an alleged real estate scam. The Trump children were facing charges of fraud for allegedly lying about the number of condos that had been sold in one of their properties.

At the time, Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz was once of Vance’s largest donors. The lawyer went directly to Vance to have the investigation dropped, and the DA complied with the request. Kasowitz had given Vance $25,000 before dropping the charges and another $32,000 after.

According to reporting by The New Yorker, Vance overruled his own prosecutors to clear the Trump children.

The investigation is looking at the office’s “decision-making” and “considering whether undue influence was at play.”

The issue got some publicity last year after it was revealed that Vance made the decision not to pursue charges against Harvey Weinstein in 2015 when model Ambra Battilana accused him of groping her.

Weinstein’s lawyer had given Vance $24,000 for his campaign and another attorney sent him an additional $10,000 after the decision.




This is the son of Jimmy Carter's SoS.

"Who's Bridge is This Bridge?"



This was a really well built bridge. cheetolini's coming to Houston on Monday, and I didn't even get a roll of paper towels.

The tweet that explains my dilemma

https://twitter.com/MavenofHonor/status/1049317789671075840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Melania decorates White House for Halloween ...







Michael Bloomberg Registers As Democrat As He Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid

Source: Huffpo


Michael Bloomberg Registers As Democrat As He Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid
The former New York mayor and billionaire media mogul has suggested he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

By Hayley Miller
X

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he has changed his voter registration to Democrat, suggesting he is inching closer to announcing a presidential run in 2020.

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“At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution,” Bloomberg wrote. “Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats.

“Today, I have re-registered as a Democrat – I had been a member for most of my life – because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs,” he added.



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The media mogul reportedly planned to spend $80 million of his personal fortune on the 2018 midterm elections to help Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives. He also has contributed heavily to environmental and gun-control initiatives.


Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-bloomberg-registers-democrat_us_5bbdde1ae4b0876edaa3fae9
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