- In a Thursday night interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway defended Trump’s travel ban with what she would call “alternative facts” — the rest of us would call them lies.
- Trump’s top adviser spoke of the “Bowling Green Massacre,” which she said was carried out by two Iraqi refugees.
- She slammed the press for not covering the tragedy, which is why, Conway maintained, most people don’t know about it.
- However, as the Washington Post notes, such a terrorist attack never occurred in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
- Conway seemed to be referring to the 2011 arrest of two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green who were charged with attempting to send money and weapons to al-Qaida. Read more
Quando s’invocava la fantasia al potere m’immaginavo altro.
Oh, this is priceless. There’s a page: http://ift.tt/2k3u9NG
If you go to the donation area, it redirects you here:
Trolling level: 111,000. I love it.
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security experts believe that voting machines are highly susceptible to
hacking. These experts are encouraging candidates to ask for a recount to make
sure that the machines weren’t hacked to meddle with the results. This is especially important since Russian
hacking has already meddled in our election process!
Why it’s urgent:
statute of limitations for a recount: “The
deadlines for filing recount petitions are soon — for example, this Friday in
Wisconsin (margin 0.7%),
Monday in Pennsylvania (margin 1.2%), and the following
Wednesday in Michigan (margin 0.3%).”
This isn’t just an attempt to clutch at
straws and try to get Hillary into the White House. Doing the audit would also help
discourage possible future attempts at hacking. This is an important safeguard
against external interference in our elections more broadly. It should be a
Action You Can Take:
1. Call the
Department of Justice (202) 514-2000
2. There will
be a menu of options. Press #4 to
leave a message.
3. Listen to
a brief recording re: DOJ.
prompted, leave your message. You can
use the script below:
My name is NAME and I am calling to support an audit of the election
results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Computer security experts
believe that the machines may have been hacked and I am very disturbed by the
idea a foreign state like Russia may be interfering in our elections. Please order
an audit to check the paper ballots and verify the integrity of our elections. Thank you.”
(If you live in MN, PA, or WI, you might want to add that
to your message to give it extra weight.)
Also, please sign this petition.
UPDATE: Help Jill Stein File for a Recount!
Jill Stein is going to call for a recount in MN, PA, and WI, almost certainly for Clinton’s benefit and not her own, since there’s no way she won any of those states. But candidates have to pay for recounts, so she’s raising money on her website. Please donate if you can!
You can read more
about the situation behind the cut:
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I have done the research!
How (I imagine) Hillary Clinton became a fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Hillary Rodham Clinton knew that she was sometimes compared to fictional female nerds. Hermione Granger (the books were a bit too young for Chelsea, but she’d read them anyway), Leslie Knope (her staffers had shown her a few episodes of that show), Tracy Flick (she’d met Reese Witherspoon shortly after it came out).
In fact, she was rather tickled by it.
But the young woman in the animated gif that her intern (Laura, 23, liked Jane Austen novels) had attached to the email wasn’t Emma Watson or Amy Poehler. In fact, she looked far more ordinary – a redhead sitting in a bedroom, looking into the camera, waving a stack of papers and apparently saying “I have done the research”.
Hillary chuckled appreciatively, “If there’s one thing you can say about me, I have indeed done the research.” But perhaps this was a real person, and maybe her research should be turned into policy.
She angled her screen towards her chief assistant (Melanie, 36, grew up in Kansas, just had a baby). “Do you know who’s in this picture?“
Melanie wasn’t sure.
“Make a note to find out what her research is about.”
“Yep,” Melanie scribbled on a notepad, like she’d done 19 times already that day.
Hillary returned to her inbox, and that was that. For now.
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There’s so much of “place” in the world. There’s less time because the time has to be spread extra thin over all the places, like butter. so all the persons say “Hurry up! Let’s get going! Pick up the pace! Finish up now!”. Ma was in a hurry to go “boing” up to Heaven, but she forgot me. Dumbo Ma! So the aliens threw her back down. CRASH! And broke her.
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This was the era in which Mora-Blanco began her career at YouTube. Trying to bring order to a digital Wild West one video at a time was grueling. To safeguard other employees from seeing the disturbing images in the reported content they were charged with reviewing, her team was sequestered in corner offices; their rooms were kept dark and their computers were equipped with the largest screen protectors on the market.
Members of the team quickly showed signs of stress — anxiety, drinking, trouble sleeping — and eventually managers brought in a therapist. As moderators described the images they saw each day, the therapist fell silent. The therapist, Mora-Blanco says, was “quite literally scared.”
– from The Secret Rules of the Internet, a detailed and fascinating new story on The Verge about the history of online moderation from the earliest days of sites like YouTube to the present. (via femfreq)
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This morning while I was getting ready I was watching Sesame Street.
They were doing this bit where some clown was trying to wash his hands but kept washing his feet or his elbows and Elmo would go, “no mister noodle, your HANDS!” and all the tv kids would laugh.
Around the fourth or fifth time he couldn’t find his hands, I heard a grown man yell from somewhere else in the motel, “GODDAMMIT, MR. NOODLE.”
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“Many people remarked on social media about how refreshing they found it that the chest piece of the armour wasn’t moulded like breasts, and that it was a functional piece of armour.”
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
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