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Huge explosion rocks Beirut, injuring thousands across Lebanese capital
« on: August 03, 2020, 02:13:08 PM »
Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings
President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is "extraordinarily widespread" in the US.
While Trump and other top White House officials have publicly attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the tweet marked the first time Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, publicly drew Trump's ire.
The dust-up comes as the country continues to be ravaged by coronavirus, with more than 150,000 US citizens dead and more than 4 million cases. Trump has consistently lied and misled mostly in attempts to downplay concerns about the virus as he presses for schools and businesses to reopen.
"So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!" Trump wrote.
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:45:13 PM »
Thom Tillis Wanted to Kill Obamacare. Now He's Plagiarizing It
Like many Republicans in office today, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) came to power in the Barack Obama era by running against the president’s signature health-care law.
Today, those Republicans are confronting a difficult political environment in which their dogged efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act may have, in fact, made it more popular. And many are trying to whitewash their prior opposition.
Tillis is taking it a bit farther. The North Carolina Republican, who is facing a competitive re-election this fall, is now bragging that a health-care bill he wrote “literally” cribs language from Obamacare.
In a July 27 appearance on an Asheville, North Carolina, TV station, Tillis was asked about what plan Republicans have in place in the event that the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare in a looming legal challenge. Tillis referenced the bill he co-wrote, called the PROTECT Act, which purports to safeguard the most popular elements of the law—chief among them its guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:38:11 PM »
‘The Swamp’ Exposes Just How Much Republican Matt Gaetz Kisses Trump’s Butt
It’s Gaetz who’ll likely be best known to viewers, thanks to a series of headline-making (and social media-inflaming) stunts, including tweeting out a not-so-veiled threat to congressional witness (and former Trump attorney) Michael Cohen, and leading a group of rabble-rousing Republicans on a raid of a closed-door impeachment hearing deposition. A perpetual fixture on Fox News, where he parrots Trump talking points in the most extremist fashion imaginable, he’s a young, eager go-getter who’s hitched his post to the current commander-in-chief. That’s certainly the figure depicted by DiMauro and Pehme’s film, which captures him articulating his staunch support in personal phone calls to the president (and is told, in return, “You’re doing fantastic…you’re tough and smart and you have the look”), as well as stating outright “I love him so much.” Throughout the film, Gaetz is repeatedly seen fawning all over Trump, receiving marching orders from the president and delivering near-daily progress reports. When Trump calls him “handsome,” the congressman acts like he’s won the lottery.
« on: July 30, 2020, 11:58:30 AM »
Atlanta megachurch pastor Louie Giglio sets off firestorm by calling slavery a ‘blessing’ to whites
Atlanta megachurch pastor Louie Giglio set off a firestorm this week when he suggested during a recorded event at his church that the phrase “white privilege” could be replaced with the phrase “white blessing.”
Many white pastors have been addressing racism in the past few weeks, since the outbreak of widespread protests across the country over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the custody of Minneapolis police. At Passion City Church in Atlanta, Giglio described slavery as a blessing after talking about “the blessing” of the cross on which Jesus died.
“We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do,” Giglio said during a conversation Sunday about race in America with hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore and Chick-fil-A chief executive Dan Cathy, who is an evangelical Christian. “And we say that was bad. But we miss the blessing of slavery, that it actually built up the framework for the world that white people live in.”
General Discussion Forum / Did you get mysterious seeds that seem to be mailed from China? Here's what you« on: July 29, 2020, 01:47:36 PM »
Did you get mysterious seeds that seem to be mailed from China? Here's what you should do
People across the country have reported receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to be sent from China. And agriculture officials in 30 states are warning the public not to plant them.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aware of the reports and is working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, and other state and federal agencies, to investigate the situation, according to a statement.
So what should you do if you receive one of the mysterious package?
The USDA urged the public to contact their state's plant regulatory official or state's animal and plant health inspection service.
"Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your state department of agriculture or APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) contacts you with further instructions," the statement said. "Do not plant seeds from unknown origins."
« on: July 29, 2020, 01:21:58 PM »
Holding a BLM sign in the "most racist" town in America
« on: July 27, 2020, 04:18:54 PM »
Mike Ditka says kneeling athletes should 'get the hell out of the country'
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka didn't mince words when he was asked about athletes who kneel during the national anthem.
"If it was up to me, I'd say no," Ditka responded when asked about kneeling. "If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That's the way I feel. Of course, I'm old- fashioned. So, I'm only going to say what I feel."
Ditka is the Chairman of the X League, which is a women's tackle football league that according to its website is set to make its debut in April of 2021.
The X League did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:50:29 PM »
'He's scaring our own voters': Republicans run into a Donald Trump problem as they push mail voting
WASHINGTON — As the Republican Party county chairman in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Rohn Bishop isn't just working to get President Donald Trump reelected by again carrying the Badger State.
He has his eyes down-ballot where Republicans in his mostly rural county are fighting to hold on to a congressional seat and reclaim a pair of state Senate seats. Amid a raging pandemic, that means encouraging the Republican base to request mail-in ballots for the November election.
But Bishop said he's encountered a recurring problem: Many Republican voters are "skittish" about voting by mail. He pointed to strong anti-vote-by-mail rhetoric from Trump, who regularly assails mail voting as fraudulent and an attempt by Democrats to "rig the presidential election." Just this week, Trump tweeted that mail-in voting will lead to the "most corrupt election in our nation's history!"
Bishop fears it's putting Republicans at a disadvantage.
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:48:46 PM »
Fears of new wave after China records highest surge in virus cases since April.
China recorded 61 new coronavirus cases today - the highest daily figure since April - propelled by clusters in three separate regions that have sparked fears of a fresh wave. The bulk of 57 new domestic cases were found in the far northwestern Xinjiang region, according to the National Health Commission, where a sudden outbreak in the regional capital of Urumqi occurred in mid-July. Fourteen domestic cases were also recorded in the northeastern province of Liaoning where a fresh cluster broke out in the city of Dalian last week. Two more local cases were found in the neighbouring province of Jilin near the North Korean border - the first since late May. The last four infections confirmed on Monday were imported from overseas.
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:33:16 PM »
Pastor: 40 infected with coronavirus after church event
An Alabama pastor says more than 40 people have been infected with the coronavirus after attending a multi-day revival event at his Baptist church
STRAWBERRY, Ala. -- More than 40 people were infected with the coronavirus after attending a multi-day revival event at a north Alabama Baptist church, according to the congregation's pastor.
“The whole church has got it, just about,” Al.com quoted pastor Daryl Ross of Warrior Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Marshall County as saying.
The pastor says the churchgoers, including himself, tested positive after the congregation held a series of religious services featuring a guest pastor over the course of several days last week.
Ross said the services were shut down by Friday after learning that one of the members who attended had tested positive for the virus. The member presented no symptoms, but got tested when several of his coworkers received positive tests, according to the pastor.
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:14:32 AM »
‘We can all relate to this.’ Why AOC’s speech on sexism struck a chord beyond Washington
Nancy Pelosi, the only woman ever to serve as House speaker, called it a “new dawn” when she took the gavel in 2019 to lead a Congress that included a record-breaking number of women lawmakers.
To mark the occasion, many female lawmakers, including the speaker, wore shades of red and brought daughters and granddaughters to the House chamber.
One of the women sworn in that day, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., had an iconic moment of her own Thursday, when she rose to the podium in the House to rebuke a fellow lawmaker, Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who accosted her Monday on the Capitol steps and, as they parted ways, called her a “f------ b----,” according to a reporter who overheard the comment.
As she spoke about the confrontation Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez said she had been on the receiving end of disrespectful comments from men before, during her tenure in Congress and in past jobs as a waitress and a bartender. But she said she decided to speak out, not because of the one incident involving Yoho, but because of sexist comments directed at women every day.