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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Democratic party might be know for promoting income equality, but according to a new study, its rich elites don't care about it any more than Republicans. Professors from U.C. Berkeley, Boston University, Yale Law School, and University of Maryland-College Park recently set up an experiment to test how groups with varying levels of "elite" status in society would distribute wealth. There were three different groups involved in the study -- one representing average Americans (roughly 50/50 Republicans and Democrats), a group of "intermediate elite" University of California-Berkeley undergrads, and a group of Yale Law students, assumed to be in particularly high positions of wealth and influence in the future. The results of the study were summed up by two of its authors in a Slate post, when they wrote:

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In fact, many see Senator Graham as a different man now than even during 2016, when he railed against the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President. Some even believe that Trump himself, perhaps during some of the many rounds of golf he has played with Graham since the election, has privately told the 22-year member of Congress about something that could be devastating to his career if it were made public, and warned him against opposing his agenda. That could never be proven, of course. But Graham's behavior shift certainly suggests it. And although many people forget it because of the controversy surrounding the DNC hack and the hack of Hillary Clinton's emails by Russian operatives, the fact is that the Republicans were hacked as well, including Lindsey Graham's emails.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told reporters he doesn't really care about President Trump‘s possible new legal troubles. There's been a new round questions about Trump's legal exposure in the last few days, thanks to Robert Mueller‘s memos and the the Federal investigators who implicated the president in connection with Michael Cohen‘s campaign finance lawbreaking. But Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reportedly told CNN's Manu Raju that he doesn't care about Trump's alleged crimes -- and doesn't think the president was actually involved in Cohen's hush money payments on his behalf.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Yessssssssssssss Army beat the Swab Jockeys.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

It sounds like a sermon that would be delivered in Uganda, but it's actually from the mouth of an American pastor in Arizona. Conservative Christian Pastor Steven Anderson openly called for executing every gay person in America during a Sunday sermon at his church in Tempe, Arizona. He claimed from the pulpit that gays need to be put to death in the name of God by Christmas Day in an effort to wipe out AIDS, even though AIDS is not a virus exclusive to the LGBT community. Anderson opined: read more


Why is it always when Jeff tries to polish a right winged turd it always leaves his lips and nose brown???


The most telling detail of NBC News' report is that his plan centers homophobic violence in Iran, who NBC News calls the administration's "top geopolitical foe." The plan has reportedly been spearheaded by the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who is also the administration's top-ranked gay official, in response to news that a young gay man was hanged in Iran recently. Grenell has had his eyes on Iran for some time and just a week ago, he was trying to get several European nations to pass sanctions on Iran, unrelated to the country's stance on homosexuality, to no avail.

Homosexuality has been illegal in Iran since the theocratic 1979 Islamic Revolution. By at least one Guardian account, since the exit of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2013, enforcement of anti-gay laws has softened somewhat. Homosexuality, according to the writer, is an "open secret" and most ----- people fear homophobic reaction from fellow citizens more than the authorities.

Grennell's sudden interest in Iran's anti-gay laws is strikingly similar to Trump's rhetoric after the 2016 Pulse massacre in Orlando, Florida. After the deadly shooting, Trump used the 49 deaths as a way to galvanize support for an anti-Muslim agenda rather than find a way to support LGBTQ+ people. In pushing for immigration restrictions and a Muslim ban, Trump argued, he was the true pro-LGBTQ+ candidate. Rather than honor those who died, Trump used the tragedy as a way to stoke fear among the American people, and Grennell is taking similar actions with Iran -- trying to reach an economic goal by painting the administration's opponent as anti-gay.

PS I'm not back YET.

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