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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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John Oliver on Paris Terrorists: 'F--k These Assholes'

Straight outta Locash, a crazy motherf*cker named...BEN? Carson pursues hearts 'n' minds via rap.

The ad is the first of two that Aspiring Mogul produced for the campaign, Carson's communications director Doug Watt tells Rolling Stone. The campaign spent $150,000 to run the ads on "urban" radio stations in Miami, Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, Memphis, Little Rock, Houston and Detroit over the next two weeks.

The campaign is going after a target constituency with the ad: "urban youth that feel disenfranchised, not only from the election process but from mainstream America," Watts says. "We're trying to say that we are listening to you, we care about you, we want to have communication and a dialog."

"Youth of all races in the urban markets," he adds, "feel oppressed by the rest of society and they feel they are not getting a break. Since (Ben Carson) comes from that same crucible, it's a message that they can identify with. He's been in their shoes, he's walked in their shoes."

Carson, Watts says, is "pleased any time that he finds a way to communicate with other people, and put forth his primary messages of personal responsibility and that you are the most important person to your own success."

Listen to the spot: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/listen-to-ben-carsons-rap-campaign-ad-20151105

Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Nov 5, 2015, 10:02 PM (2 replies)

Ayatollah Khamenei, get ready for the spicy tang of President Ted Cruz's "not kidding" whoop-ass

https://www.facebook.com/SeanHannity/posts/10156303353940389

Sean Hannity
10 hrs ·

"I think I am the one candidate, and the one president, that the Ayatollah Khamenei will understand I’m not bluffing."

On 'Hannity' tonight, Ted Cruz also called Obama the "worst negotiator."


Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Nov 5, 2015, 10:59 AM (1 replies)

Tehran's "KFC Halal" copycat restaurant shut down 1 day after opening due to "American influence"



http://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/kfc-knock-restaurant-opened-iran-and-shut-down-1-day-later

The restaurant, called KFC Halal, opened in Tehran on November 1 and was shut down by police on November 2. Mashable reports that Iranians called KFC Halal “the first American branch” of its kind.
10 Unique KFC Meals from Around the World Slideshow

Police posted a notice on the restaurant’s doors and that said it was closed until further noticed because the décor looks too much like the U.S. flag and “can be seen as part of American influence into Iranian culture.”

“The shutting down of KFC Halal was due to a misunderstanding,” Abbas Pazuki, KFC Halal store manager, told Tasnim, an Iranian news agency. “We are part of a brand known as KFC Halal, which comes from Turkey. It belongs to Muslims and its target market is Muslim nations.”

The American chain announced that they had no connection with Tehran’s KFC-like restaurant.
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 09:51 PM (5 replies)

Carly Fiorina’s disgust is written all over her face



http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/carly-fiorinas-disgust-is-written-all-over-her-face/

Though key issues may vary, a candidate’s signature facial expressions rarely do. In Carly Fiorina’s case, she dominates the field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders in one particular look: It signals disgust. With a lower-lip depressor movement, her lower lip pulls down and out, causing the lip to stretch wider and the chin to momentarily flatten.

This movement is one of the five principal ways to express disgust. The emotion is more commonly signaled by the upper lip curling or the nose wrinkling, in keeping with its actual meaning. Disgust is about rejection, about viscerally protecting oneself from what you perceive as “poisonous.” Fiorina uses it to reject the status quo.

Fiorina curled her upper lip during last week’s debate on CNBC, for example, as she discussed the need to “cut the bureaucracy” at Hewlett-Packard when she was its chief executive. The expression was evident in the first debate as well, when she analyzed President Barack Obama’s “false choices” in negotiating with Iran. She also wrinkled her nose. One strikingly on-message but off-emotion moment occurred during the CNBC debate: Fiorina’s words were positive about small businesses, yet her nose wrinkled as she said them.

The lower-lip depressor, however, is Fiorina’s signature expression of disgust — one often associated with bitterness. The bitter look came courtesy of a host of topics in the third Republican debate. It finished the rhetorical question of “Who’s going to get [tax reform] done?” and accompanied her comments about needing to hold chief executives criminally liable for malfeasance. It was most apparent as she stated that her GOP opponents all have “good plans.” Displaying happiness isn’t Fiorina’s forte. Reagan-esque optimism isn’t for her.

Former 98 Degrees boy-band goon Nick Lachey won't be hearing the legal weed "cha-CHING" sound



In Ohio, voters rejected Issue 3, a proposal that would have legalized both medicinal and recreational marijuana. The ballot measure was unique in that it wasn't just legalization that was controversial, but the manner in which legalization in the state would take shape. Had it passed, Issue 3 would have given a handful of people — namely the proposition's rich backers, like former 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey, fashion designer Nanette Lepore and two descents of President William Howard Taft — the exclusive rights to cultivate commercial cannabis in the state.

The idea of a monopoly on marijuana appeared to turn many voters off; they overwhelmingly rejected the measure, 64 percent to 36, while narrowly approving Issue 2, an anti-monopoly amendment that explicitly banned the "initiative process from being used for personal economic benefit."

Lobbying for the proposition, Lachey had emphasized the jobs it would create and the money it would bring to his home state. Presidential hopeful and Ohio Gov. John Kasich scoffed at that idea during a recent primary debate. "We're running a $2 billion surplus, we're not having a revenue problem right now. And sending mixed signals to kids about drugs is a disaster," Kasich said.

Legalization groups were split on the issue — the Marijuana Policy Project and National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued reluctant endorsements, while the Drug Policy Alliance refused to endorse because of the monopoly issue.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/no-legal-weed-for-ohio-and-other-2015-election-results-20151104
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:04 PM (1 replies)

The 8 ways Trump has attacked Rubio's sweating

The 8 ways Trump has attacked Rubio's sweating

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/donald-trump-marco-rubio-sweat-215471

The Donald has remarked on Rubio’s perspiration at least eight times in the last seven weeks, according to a POLITICO count. Most recently, Trump told Bloomberg TV on Monday: “[Rubio] is the one that sweats the most ... He's the youngest but I have never seen any human being sweat like that.” Rubio, for the most part, has brushed off Trump's swipes about his sweat, telling Fox News in October, "I drink water. So what? And I only sweat when it’s hot."

Here are 7 more times when Trump has remarked on the sweating of Rubio, who famously reached for a bottle of water during his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address in 2013.

1. Sept. 18, interviewed on “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio: “Marco Rubio, I’ve never seen anybody sweat like that and you know a lot of these guys are serious sweaters, frankly but it was extremely hot in the [debate] room and extremely uncomfortable.’”

2. Sept. 23, during a speech at South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce in Charleston, per ABC News: “Rubio, I've never seen a young guy sweat that much. He's drinking water, water, water ... I never saw anything like this with him, with the water.”
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:57 PM (3 replies)

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Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Nov 4, 2015, 10:50 AM (0 replies)

FOX’s Megyn Kelly Rips Whiny GOP Candidates: ‘You Want A Foot Massage, Too?’

Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Nov 3, 2015, 03:09 PM (4 replies)

Intern Killer Joe Scarborough On Media Diversity: Let's Hire People From The Bush White House!

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/joe-scarborough-media-diversity-hire-republicans

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough had a bone to pick on Monday morning with media hiring managers. Namely, where are the Republican broadcast journalists and television executives?

"Why don't we hire Republicans that worked in the Bush White House like we hire people that was Bill Clinton's flak?" Scarborough asked his panel.

"Get people that worked in Republican Senate offices," Scarborough said. "Get people that worked for Republican presidents. Get people on the Republican side as well as just the Democratic side."

The former Florida congressman said Democrats are respected and considered objective, but Republicans are not.
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