What Bill and Hillary Clinton seemed to miss as they sought to burnish Bill's legacy and build her a new one in this campaign was that the kind of "New Democrat" he'd once exemplified was now extinct, a victim first of Clinton's own successes, and then of the economic and social dislocations of the globalism whose inevitability he foresaw when he predicted that Americans would one day "change jobs four or five times in their lifetimes!"
A Denton woman says her husband confessed to torching a truck and motorcycle at the family's home and spray-painting a racial slur on the garage.
Jenny and David Williams were awoken early Dec. 12 by a neighbor pounding on their door in the 600 block of Aspen Drive.
The man alerted them to the burning truck in their driveway, and they later discovered the vandalized garage door, which read "[N-word] lovers."
Firefighters quickly arrived and extinguished the blaze -- and gave the family's four children a tour of their firetruck -- but Jenny Williams was left wondering why someone would target her home.
"Why they are doing it I don't have an answer for, but thank you for announcing to the world I'm not racist," she told a TV station several days later. read more
Among the white nationalists on 4chan's "politically incorrect," or /pol/ board and on "alt-right" Twitter -- or anywhere you might run into a picture of Pepe the Frog -- there is a cryptic but popular saying: "Praise Kek." Kek is how World of Warcraft translates "lol" when it's revealed to members of opposing alliances, but it is also, conveniently, a name for a serpent-headed Egyptian chaos god.
Among s---posters, these two identities have been conflated to make Kek a kind of ironicized divinity invoked to account for "meme magic" -- when something espoused and affirmed in the digital realm also becomes true beyond it. Memes about Hillary Clinton being sick, for example, "came true" when she collapsed of pneumonia this past September 11. And Fidel Castro's death -- occurring on the capitalist holiday of Black Friday -- has been making the Twitter rounds with the same "praise Kek" tag. read more
Ivanka Trump just had a bumpy start to her Xmas holiday ... an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and "jeering" at her 3 kids.
Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy went on, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private." The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.
A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons.
JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight. As he was removed he screamed, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!"
BTW ... Ivanka, her family and bunch of cousins were all in coach. read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - Police have determined a University of Michigan student's claim that a man threatened to burn her if she didn't remove her hijab was false. Ann Arbor Police Lt. Matthew Lige says there was not enough evidence to support her claim.
The woman, who hasn't been identified, told police she was walking along William Street and State Street when she was approached by by a man. She told police the man threatened to set her on fire using his lighter if she did not remove her hijab. The victim described the suspect to police as a white man with bad body odor and slurred speech, as if he may have been drunk.
Now, more than a month later, police have determined that the incident she described did not happen.