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Trump lashes out at "nasty" "disgusting" wp journalists

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/administration/460356-trump-goes-after-nasty-wapost-reporters-suggests-they-be-barred-from%3famp

President Trump lashed out at a pair of Washington Post reporters early Saturday, ratcheting up the White House's feud with the journalists over their coverage of the Trump administration.

Trump went after The Post's Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker in a tweet, calling them "two nasty lightweight reporters" and suggesting that they be barred from the White House grounds.

The president wrote that the reporters "shouldn't even be allowed on the grounds of the White House because their reporting is so DISGUSTING & FAKE."

Trump accidentally speaks his mind at Medal of Freedom presentation

On the surface, this seemed like one of the least controversial parts of Donald Trump's week.

President Donald Trump on Thursday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to basketball legend Jerry West.

At a White House ceremony, Trump praised West -- whose iconic dribble can be seen on the logo for the National Basketball Association -- as an "extraordinary American" for his achievements on and off the court, saying the nation's highest civilian honor was a "richly deserved" award.


So far, so good. It's tough for a president to screw up a Medal of Freedom presentation, since it generally involves saying nice things about a prominent American. Even for Trump, this should be a piece of cake.

But it wasn't. After welcoming people to the event, the president started reading Jerry West's biographical information, including the fact that he was born and raised in West Virginia. At that point, Trump strayed from his prepared remarks and turned to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who was also in attendance.

"I shouldn't say this, Joe, but I won it by 43 points," Trump told the senator, referring to West Virginia. "That's a lot."

Turning back to Jerry West, the president added, "We love West Virginia. Probably helped you getting this award today."

Trump was almost certainly kidding, though the joke was rooted in the idea that if West had been born and raised in a blue state, he'd be less likely to receive the Medal of Freedom.

Even at an award ceremony intended to honor someone else, Trump's thoughts turned to Trump -- and how impressed he is with himself.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-accidentally-speaks-his-mind-medal-freedom-presentation/amp
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:54 PM (9 replies)

US military used to keep trump's Scottish resort afloat??

Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort

Now the layover is part of a broader House inquiry into military spending at and around the Trump property.


Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why the crew on the C-17 military transport plane made the unusual stay — both en route to the Middle East and on the way back — at the luxury waterside resort, according to several people familiar with the incident. But they have yet to receive any answers from the Pentagon.

The inquiry is part of a broader, previously unreported probe into U.S. military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland. According to a letterthe panel sent to the Pentagon in June, the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport — the closest airport to Trump Turnberry — since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a U.S. military base. The letter also cites a Guardian report that the airport provided cut-rate rooms and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for U.S. military members.

Taken together, the incidents raise the possibility that the military has helped keep Trump’s Turnberry resort afloat — the property lost $4.5 million in 2017, but revenue went up $3 million in 2018.

“The Defense Department has not produced a single document in this investigation,” said a senior Democratic aide on the oversight panel. “The committee will be forced to consider alternative steps if the Pentagon does not begin complying 

Politico.com
Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:21 PM (8 replies)

Trump caught in boldface sharpie lie. Called out by dailymail in headline article

Donald Trump denies using a SHARPIE to alter official map to show Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama then tweets an even OLDER forecast to 'prove' it could have (and if you're wondering who would draw on a chart, check his desk)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7428515/Trump-denies-using-sharpie-alter-map-Hurricane-Dorian-hitting-Alabama.html

President Trump says he did not use a sharpie to alter a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration map to put Alabama in Hurricane Dorian's path
But there was one sitting on the Resolute Desk and the White House
Map the president held up earlier in the day had been altered to include Alabama

Trump presented the map at a hurricane briefing on Wednesday morning, and the White House did not disclose that it had been altered
President says it wasn't him and he doesn't know who made the change: 'I don't know. I don't know, I don't know,' he told a reporter on Wednesday afternoon


So who was it? Scroll down for a list of who was in the Oval Office at the time
Aside from his sharpie, Trump had two pictures of him being briefed on Hurricane Dorian on his desk, and a picture of damage in the Bahamas



On his desk at the briefing: A personalized sharpie with his signature in gold was on the Resolute Desk when Trump invited reporters to his briefing
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:38 PM (6 replies)

14 year old who killed family had just learned mom wasn't his biological mom

Teen Accused of Killing Family Just Learned About Stepmom
Relative says the 14-year-old just found out Mary Sisk wasn't his biological mom

The Alabama teen accused of killing his five family members in Elkmont on Monday had been exhibiting some worrisome behavior, says his cousin in an interview with WAFF. Daisy McCarty is the niece of the boy's father, John Sisk, who was murdered along with his wife Mary and his three other children, ages 6, 5, and six months. She says her uncle and his wife told her they had been having issues with the teen for nearly a year; she described the boy as having burned live animals and broken into his school. She didn't feel like the parents took action: "I think they didn’t talk to him enough to know what was really going on with him."


As far as his parents go, Mary Sisk was his stepmom, not his biological mom, a fact McCarty says the boy only learned last week. "He didn't know any different of who his mom was," she explains. "His biological mom was Karina. And they just recently told him, and I think that's really what triggered the little boy, to be honest with you." (Cops say the teen used an illegal handgun in the killings.)

https://www.newser.com/story/280026/teen-accused-of-killing-family-just-learned-about-stepmom.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Sep 4, 2019, 07:43 PM (4 replies)

Trump denies ever suggesting that Pence stay at a Trump-owned hotel -despite 140 mile commute

President Trump on Wednesday denied ever telling Vice President Pence or Attorney General William P. Barr to use his family-owned properties, but defended them for choosing “the best.”

The president was responding to questions about Pence’s decision to stay at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, while meeting with Irish leaders in Dublin this week, a more than 140-mile commute.

“I had no involvement, other than it’s a great place,” Trump said. “It wasn’t my idea for Mike to go there.”

On Tuesday, Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, said it was Trump who suggested Pence stay at his hotel after he heard that Pence planned to visit family in Doonbeg.

“I don’t suggest anything, nor did I speak to the attorney general about using my hotel,” Trump said, referring to Barr’s plans to host a holiday party at the Trump International Hotel, which is blocks from the White House. “I have a lot of hotels all over the place, and people, they use them because they’re the best.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-denies-ever-suggesting-that-pence-stay-at-a-trump-owned-hotel-in-ireland/2019/09/04/5253185c-cf49-11e9-b29b-a528dc82154a_story.html
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Sep 4, 2019, 07:40 PM (4 replies)

guaranteed wage $1K month, first the women blow the $$, then receive financial education

long long article about giving poor women $1000 months guaranteed income. good read.

but I do agree with this comment:

First, why must they use a black woman as the face of poverty ALL THE TIME.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/01/month-no-strings-attached/

The women started receiving the checks in December. Many of them kept their participation secret because they were afraid that neighbors and relatives might ask for money. To protect their privacy, Nyandoro held a meeting in a place that people in their community rarely ventured: a gourmet ice-pop shop in an upscale neighborhood about a 10-minute drive away.

Some of the women talked about their gift-filled Christmases and sported new hairstyles. Some said they took a sick day for the first time. They began paying off overdue electricity bills and high-interest loans.

Kira Johnson, a social worker, asked how much money the women had saved.

“I blew all of it,” Gray recalled. “It only took a weekend.”

Most of the women said the same thing. In a month, nearly all of the money had vanished.

The situation exposed a truth about poverty. The women knew how to make minimum-wage paychecks stretch, Johnson said, but they had little experience with discretionary income.

“Then, they asked if we were going to hand them the next check,” Johnson said.

When Johnson heard the request, she realized something else: Before the program, most of the women had not used a bank account.

The discussion at the shop exposed another truth for the women: Receiving money would not be enough on its own to lift them out of poverty. If they were going to save anything, the women said they would need a little more guidance and support about how to do it. Johnson set them up with a financial adviser who taught them about savings accounts, interest rates and building credit.

Soon, Johnson said, the women began sharing small victories. One woman used the extra money to take time off and finish community college. Some sent their children to day camp. One woman filled her gas tank to drive her children to see their grandfather in Pennsylvania. The children had never met him.

At the end of six months, none of the women reported using an emergency lender. Nearly all said they had enough money to buy school supplies, when fewer than half had said that before. They reported cooking more balanced meals, visiting the doctor and attending church more often.

from "very, very good families," "have suffered more at home than ... (would in court system)"

During a “Global Gourmet” home economics class, the suspected students reportedly placed bodily fluids into crepes that were later consumed by several adult victims.

Three students are facing a delinquency felony assault charge for either putting semen on one teacher’s crepe, putting urine in barbecue sauce poured on crepes later served to four teachers, and bringing semen to school to put on a crepe, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Meanwhile, four other students will face charges of delinquency complicity to assault a teacher for participating, aiding and abetting or doing nothing to stop it.

One of the teens also is accused of delinquency tampering with evidence for deleting video of the event along with text messages from his phone.

Officials for Olentangy schools released this statement to local station WBNS:

We are aware that charges have been filed in this case and we thank law enforcement for their due diligence. As a district, we are saddened that these charges are a result of actions that took place at one of our schools. Our teachers deserve respect and kindness, and anything less than that is completely unacceptable. We will continue to support law enforcement in every way possible.

Brad Koffel, who is representing the students, believes the they deserve a second chance.

He told The Columbus Dispatch that the students come from “very, very good families,” have admitted to the acts, have expressed remorse and “have suffered more at home than they’re ever going to get in the court system. The aberrant nature of this has left an indelible mark on them.”

He then blamed social media notoriety, “the idiotic stuff that other teens are watching to get clicks,” for inspiring the students.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ohio-teens-charged-tainted-crepes_n_5d6fdb15e4b09bbc9ef899c5
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:07 PM (8 replies)

stunning house turnover under Trump: another Texas GOP will not run for reelection

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/politics/bill-flores-not-running-reelection-texas-republican/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/04/politics/bill-flores-not-running-reelection-texas-republican/index.html

CNN)GOP Rep. Bill Flores announced Wednesday his plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term, becoming the fifth Texas Republican to do so this election cycle.

Flores won his first election in 2010 by defeating a Democrat during President Barack Obama's first midterm election and rose to become a chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
One Republican's quest to stave off joining the 'Texodus'
One Republican's quest to stave off joining the 'Texodus'
While Flores' district between Dallas and Austin is now reliably Republican, Democrats have centered their efforts to expand their House majority by picking up several other seats in the suburbs of the Lone Star state. President Donald Trump won Flores' district in 2016 with 56% of the vote.
In his retirement, Flores joins other high-profile GOP House members from the state including the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee Mike Conaway and Will Hurd, the only black House Republican. Flores also marks at least a dozen GOP House lawmakers who've publicly announced plans not to seek reelection to their seats.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:26 PM (8 replies)

Horse joins owner on flight from Chicago as service animal





But Flirty the mini service horse successfully joined her owner, Abrea Hensley, on an American Airlines flight departing Chicago’s O’Hare international airport last week.

The horse caught the attention of fellow travelers who were surprised to see hooves queueing up to check in among the usual feet and suitcase wheels.

“There was a small horse in line at the airport today and I’m curious about it,” Twitter user Amberley Babbage said alongside a picture of Flirty with Hensley at the AA check-in desk.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/emotional-support-horse-flight-american-airlines
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