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An Evening with Bernie Sanders (in Ireland, on Sunday 4 June 2017)

Bernie Sanders in conversation on his first ever trip to Ireland. The longest serving Independent in US congressional history, Sanders will join Dalkey Book Festival director David McWilliams for this unique event, at the 2,100 capacity Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

https://www.joe.ie/life-style/bernie-sanders-visit-ireland-first-time-ever-part-dalkey-book-festival-586130

European Rugby Cup Semi final: Munster v Saracens

Sooo excited !!!! Am going to this match on Saturday, and it should be a titanic game, one of those that few are sure on calling.

For those with mobdro and other online access, the game starts 3.15pm local in Dublin (10.15 am EST)

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/european-cup/munster-v-saracens-the-key-match-facts-and-stats-1.3052894?mode=amp


Date: Saturday 22 nd April
Kick-off: 3.15, Aviva Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Pascal Gauzere (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Francee)
Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (Wales)
TV: BT Sport / beIN Sports / Sky Italia

Match stats

- This will be Munster’s 12th European Cup semi-final - a record for the competition - while Saracens have reached the semi-finals for a sixth time and for the fifth season in a row.

- Munster will be playing their 158th tournament game - the most of any club. The two-time champions are currently level with Toulouse, who they beat in the quarter-finals, on 157 matches.

- This will be the eighth meeting between the clubs; Munster have won five of the previous seven clashes (lost two), although those two defeats against Saracens have come in their last three meetings.

- These sides have met once before in the semi-final with Munster progressing to the final in 2008 after an 18-16 victory at the Ricoh Arena before going on to lift trophy in Cardiff.

- Saracens are unbeaten in their last 16 Champions Cup games (W15, D1), and only Leinster have gone on a longer unbeaten streak in the competition (W16, D1, 2010-2012).

- Munster have won their last four Champions Cup games and have not gone on a longer run since winning six-in-a-row in 2013/14 when they last reached the semi-final.

- Chris Ashton needs just one try to become the outright top try scorer in European Cup history. He is currently level with Vincent Clerc on 36 tries.

- Munster (five) and Saracens (eight) have conceded fewer tries than any other side this season, with both teams yet to concede a first-half try.

- CJ Stander has made 114 carries this season, and no other player has made more than 100 carries so far in the competition.

Ryan : "No, I told him to add it to the investigation" in reply to "Did you tell him to go to Trump"

Ryan was interviewed yesterday by MSNBC and said that

WHEREAS

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/3/23/1646706/-Larry-O-Donnell-Paul-Ryan-Told-Devin-Nunes-to-Take-Incidentally-Collected-Information-To-Trump

Lawrence O'Donnell: Paul Ryan Told Devin Nunes to Take "Incidentally Collected Information" To Trump

Tonight Larry further revealed that before Nunes got to the White House to speak with Trump, Trump was being interviewed by Time Magazine where he talked about the very tidbits that Nunes had been sent by Ryan to reveal to him.


One of them is lying.

Scarborough waxing lyrical about the patriots Rubio, Burr and MCCONNELL! Yes you couldn't make it up

This screenshot is from a few minutes later but the faces of everyone bar Scumborough is exactly the same. He had his arms waving around and bullshitting about how wonderful the Reps were for standing up to Trump (the Democrats were against him anyway so they don't count, apparently)

Howard Dean : If Democrats help confirm Gorsuch, the DNC might as well hang their boots up

as they'll never raise a penny again from the base. Also said Manchin's announcement to confirm Gorsuch was baked in, and expects 4 or 5 more to do so.

Just said on Kornacki's MSNBC show

Trump White House sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to

Congress on Russia.

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.

According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege.

Yates and other former intelligence officials had been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week, a hearing that was abruptly canceled by the panel’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Yates was the deputy attorney general in the final years of the Obama administration, and served as the acting attorney general in the first days of the Trump administration.

Trump fired Yates in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his first immigration order temporarily banning entry into United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-sought-to-block-sally-yates-from-testifying-to-congress-on-russia/2017/03/28/82b73e18-13b4-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_yates1005a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.775b6706fa36

Also

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/devin-nunes-canceled-russia-hearings-to-keep-sally-yates-from-testifying-ex-cia-and-defense-official/

Devin Nunes canceled Russia hearings to keep Sally Yates from testifying: ex-CIA and Defense official

The mysterious “midnight run” by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the White House grounds last week was ploy to keep former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to a former top official with the CIA and the Department of Defense.

Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that’s investigating the Russian ties, abruptly canceled this week’s hearings as questions swirled around his visits to the White House to pick up intelligence related to the probe and then brief President Donald Trump on the findings.


Two different sources with Yates as the target...

Where are all the Democratic supporting Billionaires ? Or do they not exist ?

This is something I can't understand, you have the likes of the Koch brothers, Mercers etc pumping hundreds of millions of dollars (and more) into "covert" Republican operations, why aren't Democratic Billionaire supporters doing the same ?

It feels like the Democratic Party is a punch drunk boxer, just standing there taking hit after hit and not giving it back. And I'm not even talking about lying or underhand stuff as the Reps do, but getting the truth out there from 50/50 states to deep red states, to people who only watch Fox, go on RW sites or listen to the RW nutjobs.

The likes of Gates, Soros and Buffet do great philanthropic work but what the Republicans are doing could set America back decades in the type of Social Justice changes that they themselves advocate.

Where's the strategy ? Where's the action ? Where are the big Democratic backers ?

How much are Trump allies paying Alan Dershowitz ?

Twice today he has come out with what a great fellow Trump is, and is now batting down the FBI investigation. Disgusting pig. I hope he chokes on the filthy cash.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny urges Trump to help undocumented Irish living in US

Ireland’s prime minister asked Trump to ‘remove burden’ for estimated 50,000 Irish citizens believed to be illegally in America at a luncheon at US Capitol

Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, has urged Donald Trump to help Irish people living in the US illegally, saying they just want to “make America great”.

SNIP

Kenny said: “We would like this to be sorted. It would remove a burden of so many people that they can stand out in the light and say, now I am free to contribute to America as I know I can. And that’s what people want.”

Kenny also urged Trump to consider providing more work visas “for young people who want to come to America and to work here”.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/16/enda-kenny-donald-trump-undocumented-irish-us


Meanwhile, Mike Pence sends a secret message to his White Supremacist friends



Mr Pence also recalled his Irish grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, who emigrated to the US from County Sligo in 1923 and spoke with pride about his Irish heritage.

He added that he had thought about his grandfather during inauguration day in January.

SNIP

"The truth is that whatever honours I will receive over the course of my service as vice president, to receive an honour in the name of the Irish people and my Irish heritage will count as chief among," he said.

"All that I am and all that I will ever be and all the service that I will ever make is owing to my Irish heritage."

Mr Kenny presented Mr Pence with a roll book from a County Sligo school that included the name of his grandfather.

He said Ireland "took special pride in the fact that, for the first time in the history of this great republic, one Irish American has succeeded another in the office of vice president".


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39289707

A number of other Irish American politicians basically called Pence a bullshitter - only pays lip service to Ireland, did nothing over the last 25 years to help the peace process. As much of an asshole that Peter King is, he is respected for the work he did for the peace process.

St. Patrick's Day prelude - March 16 at the White House, the Irish aren't looking forward to it ...

The traditional St. Patrick's Day presentation of the bowl of Shamrock to the US President by the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, takes on a obviously different air, this year !

Enda, as with most/all Irish Prime Ministers, would much prefer to be meeting a Democratic President but alas that is not to be.

The meeting is especially awkward this time, back in June Kenny said this about candidate Trump

I'll meet Donald Trump and tell him why his views are racist and dangerous


Obviously, no more than any other Head of State, he is caught in difficult position now, but what many of you are probably unaware of, is that there are in excess of 250,000 undocumented Irish citizens in the US. Also, it is an embarrassment that there are so many Irish Americans within the Trump cabal.

On top of all that, Kenny is expected to announce his resignation date, upon his return to Ireland (his party need to get new young blood into leadership roles), but all of this happens the day the Trump Travel ban is supposed to kick in ! It ain't gonna be like it was before, that's for sure !!!
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