'Trump's 'Go home' invective echoes Nazi incitement against Jews:' Chemi Shalev for Haaretz

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:17

Now that Republican voters have embraced Donald Trump’s declaration that elected women of color who criticize his policies should “go back to where they came from,” this seems like the perfect opportunity to remind Republicans exactly what kind of people they have become.

In an op-ed published in Haaretz, Israel’s longest-running newspaper, editor and correspondent Chemi Shalev explains how the impulse to expel persons whom the state deems disobedient, disloyal or otherwise “undesirable” echoes the Nuremberg tactics of another famous “conservative” political party from several decades ago. 

It’s hard to tell the difference between the large signs hung outside German cities declaring “Jews, immigrate to your land, in our land we already know who you are” and Trump’s suggestion to four non-white Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to what he previously described as their “shithole” countries. Both imbibe from the same toxic cesspool of spreading division and hate, while defining the different as an alien and dangerous “other” in order to advance political and ideological aims.                                                    

One byproduct of being both Jewish and working for the state of Israel’s oldest newspaper is that you can draw upon a remarkably extensive institutional memory. Shalev takes us back to 1938 when a German company introduced a popular board game which challenged people to do just what Donald Trump and his supporters are clamoring for today.

WL12287.jpg450x315.05944517834.jpg The “Juden Raus!” (Jews Out!) board game was a hit in 1938 Nazi Germany.

In 1938, the German company Gunther and Co. came out with its brand new board game, “Juden Raus.” Participants in the game, which became immensely popular, had to extract Jewish citizens from their German cities to “concentration points,” over which hung a banner reading “Auf nach Palästina!” - Off to Palestine. The first player to successfully relocate six Jews from Germany to Palestine was the winner.  


 In its promotion, the company boasted that Juden Raus was an “up-to-date and outstandingly jolly party game for grown-ups and children.” After five years of Nazi rule, expelling Jews to “where they came from” was as natural and desirable as buying Boardwalk and Park Place.                                                     

With Republicans by virtue of either their abject silence or willing, vocal participation now aligning themselves with an exclusionary and intolerant ethic reminiscent of Nazi Germany, perhaps we can expect the same type of board game targeting immigrants and women of color promoted in the Republican social media universe. As Shalev acknowledges, at this point it's hard to imagine any low they won’t stoop to, even as the repulsive historical analog they seek to emulate stares them straight in the face.

As with Israel’s Likud and their leader Netanyahu, but a thousand times over, Trump’s invectives highlight the moral depths to which the Republican party has sunk: It has transformed from a Grand Old Party into a cheerleading squad that prostrates itself before its master, no matter what he says or does. Whether out of fear or hope for favor or both, the Republicans’ feebleness also echoes the conduct of similarly spineless political parties, which facilitated but later succumbed to the most evil tyrants of the 20th Century.

Shalev acknowledges that Trump is enjoying a surge in popularity among many segments of Israeli society, and without directly saying as much, wonders whether Trump’s singling out of these four women, all of whom have been critical of Israel, and two of whom are Muslim, serves for some Israelis as a kind of filter to the stark inhumanity Trump is espousing, the same one which Jews have been painfully aware for centuries, and one which he would expect them to be sensitive to.

Sadly, a great number also identify with his race-baiting remarks, especially when these are directed at Muslim legislators with an anti-Israeli animus. The history of the Jewish people as a persecuted minority perennially depicted as “the other,” no matter how long they’ve lived in the same place, doesn’t seem to speak to us anymore. As Israel’s venerated poet-columnist Natan Alterman once asked, in a slightly different context - “Where will we put our shame?”                                                    

“Where will we put our shame,” indeed.  At least in this country, that’s a question most of us have stopped asking Republicans by now.

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Pelosi needs to get her House Democrats on the same page, and we're not talking about 'The Squad'

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:10

Thursday morning the House of Representatives did an good thing, albeit a futile one. They passed a minimum wage increase from the current poverty level of $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour. It will go nowhere, however, because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the occupier of the Oval Office have pre-emptively vetoed it. Six Democrats voted against the increase, but just as bad are the 14 who voted for a Republican poison pill motion to recommit, narrowing its defeat to 210-218. That motion would have cut out millions of workers employed by small businesses.

So here's the big problem for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: She continues to insist that the House cannot be distracted by what Trump is doing, or by the prospect of the House doing its constitutional duty of opening in impeachment inquiry into the myriad unlawful Trump actions. On Wednesday, in fact, she dismissed impeachment talk. Referring to the 2018 election, she said, "Throughout the whole campaign I said to them, 'Candidates, don't even mention his name. Everybody knows who he is. You don't have to describe him to anybody. Let's just talk about what we are going to do.'" And then she launched into the "For the People" messaging agenda which included today's vote.

Fine. Pelosi wants the next year-and-a-half to revolve around messaging for the future, and not messaging about holding Trump accountable right now for what he's done as a candidate and as a president. We know the Senate, under McConnell’s control, would never impeach. Fine. The Senate under McConnell would also never allow the agenda you're using for your message now to be enacted in the future, and it seems kind of risky to count on his losing either his seat or the majority in 2020.

If it has to be about that message, then ALL of the House Democrats have to at least agree on it, and that includes the Blue Dogs and the moderates. A Democrat should never vote on a Republican poison pill motion to recommit, ever. Every single one of those motions is designed to embarrass Democrats, and nothing else. These votes have never counted for anything else. They've NEVER inoculated a Democrat from Republican attacks. When there are bills that have no hope of advancing anywhere or becoming law, these MTR votes are even more stupid.

Besides that, look at this message! It's the minimum wage! It's for people who need you to stick up for them and. Stop. Voting. For. GOP. Poison. Pills. It's time for Pelosi to start knocking some damn heads among the Blue Dogs. There is absolutely no excuse for this to keep happening. If the next year-and-a-half is only going to be about messaging, the goddamned messengers need to be on board.

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Samantha Bee's Scathing Take on Jeffrey Epstein's Friends in High Places [VIDEO]

Little Green Footballs - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:02

Turns out all you need in order to escape proper punishment for your heinous crimes is a couple of good pals! Who knew?

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Released court documents allege Trump was involved in criminal hush money effort from the start

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:53

Newly revealed court documents again show that Donald Trump lied outright when he claimed not to know of a $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, with whom Trump is accused of having had an affair while Melania was home with the young Barron, to buy her silence during the final month of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump not only knew about the payments, but he also knew from the very beginning. According to the FBI's now-unredacted 2018 search warrant against Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Cohen exchanged a flurry of emails with Trump, aide Hope Hicks, and National Enquirer figures immediately after the release of the Access Hollywood tapes in which Trump was recorded bragging about sexually assaulting women, an apparent newly urgent effort to bury stories on at least two separate Trump affairs. But more critically, the FBI was able to determine that Cohen spoke on the phone with Trump twice, on Oct. 26; Cohen then moved to create the shell companies used to pay Daniels "less than thirty minutes after speaking with Trump."

Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance law over these payments. Donald Trump was himself referred to as Individual 1 in court documents describing the crime; we now know why prosecutors were confident that Trump himself directed Cohen's acts.

Despite this, it seems no further charges will be pursued. Not against Trump, despite his clear role in the crimes; and not against Hicks, who told investigators that she was involved in no conversations about Daniels, despite the FBI's record of multiple calls between Trump, Cohen, and herself during the scurry to arrange the payments. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has himself expressed repeated willingness to testify about Trump's role in those acts; American Media head David Pecker was given immunity by prosecutors in their efforts to gather evidence about Trump's involvement.

Despite what appears to be unassailable evidence that Trump himself directed the crime, the Department of Justice is dropping the case. No explanation has been given.

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DHS Lies About Family Separation To House Oversight Committee

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:42

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan came before the House Oversight Committee today to attempt to convince them that conditions there are just hunky-dory for the migrants they detain. Especially for the children. He claimed that there is adequate bed space for children, that they've reduced the number of kids from 2700 to under 350, and that they spend an average of under 35 hours in CBP (Customs and Border Protection) custody. McAleenan stated the family separation policy ended 13 months ago. He even went so far as to claim that "the men and women of DHS have served with vigilance and compassion" throughout this period.

Craig Melvin invited Krish Vignarajah to interpret (read: fact-check) McAleenan's claims. Vignarajah is former policy director to FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She had her work cut out for her.

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Donald Trump Loves Him Some “Send Her Back”

Kevin Drum - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:41

Donald Trump says today that he tried really hard to shut down the “Send her back!” chants at his rally last night. Here is Trump trying really hard:

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CBP won't say if Border Patrol chief is being investigated for joining racist Facebook group

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:17

Not only is Border Patrol chief Carla Provost still in her job after it was revealed she was a member of a vile, not-so-secret Facebook group where her subordinates mocked the death of a child in their custody, Customs and Border Protection is also refusing to say whether she’s among the 70 employees under investigation for their participation in the group. 

Spokesperson Kelly Cahalan told Newsweek that the agency was investigating the employees for "alleged inappropriate social media activity within three private social media groups” but refused to say if Provost was among them, claiming that "CBP cannot discuss the status of individual investigations at this time."

But Provost herself after initial reports on the Facebook group that employees who violated agency standards—it has those, apparently—would be disciplined: “These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see—and expect—from our agents day in and day out,” she said. “Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable.”

Participants reportedly griped about members of Congress visiting border facilities to conduct their oversight responsibilities: “One member encouraged Border Patrol agents to hurl a ‘burrito at these bitches,’” ProPublica reported. “Another, apparently a patrol supervisor, wrote, ‘Fuck the hoes.’ ‘There should be no photo ops for these scum buckets,’ posted a third member.” One member speculated that the deaths of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his baby, Valeria, at the border were possibly fake.

The Facebook group remained up as of last week, but membership did dwindle from 9,500 to 4,000 as exposed members fled like rats after the group was exposed in the media. Matt Klein, Assistant Commissioner for CBP's Office for Professional Responsibility, said the number of those investigated could grow, but like Cahalan, refused to say whether Provost would be included. She should—and she should be kicked out on her ass too.

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Collins pays for allegiance to Trump, plummets further in approval ratings than any other senator

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:13

A new Morning Consult poll suggest things are looking grim for Senate Republicans in their quest to keep their majority in 2020. But the worst news of all is for Sen. Susan Collins, who has plummeted further than any other sitting senator in approval ratings.

Morning Consult conducts Senate approval rankings every quarter, so this is comparing apples to apples, and damn, these are bad apples for Collins. "Collins' net approval—the share of voters who approve of her job performance minus the share who disapprove—has fallen by 44 percentage points since the first quarter of 2017, when Trump took office." She's underwater this time, with 48% disapproving and a positive rate of 45%. She's lost 16 net points since the first quarter of this year. That means her strategy of consolidating the hard-right vote to try to stave off a potential challenge from her right is driving away voters.

She's in what has been the most dangerous time for her yet, and her pathetic excuse for a reprimand to Trump for his racist tweets isn't helping her. As Maine's leading political sage writes, Collins issued a 70-word statement on Trump's racist tweets that took more than 24 hours to produce, and the first 40 of those words were an attack on the same women Trump took after.

"That's pandering, pure and simple." Bill Nemitz writes. "What's worse, it renders Collins complicit in normalizing behavior that once would have evoked universal—and unequivocal—condemnation from all corners of Capitol Hill. […] [D]id Collins simply wait for her marching orders from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his tight-lipped minions: Be sure to go after 'The Squad' first and, above all, no use of the 'r' word, capiche?" Everyone in Maine who cares at all about politics is reading Nemitz and nodding their heads right now.

Collins is "tiptoeing without a safety net" on the tightrope between her moderate past and her present allegiance to Trump and the worst of his base, and doing it in front of a fed-up audience.

Don't let her get away with it. Please give $1 to help Democrats in each of these crucial Senate races, but especially the one in Maine!

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Cohen Doc Dump Implicates Hicks And Trump In Stormy Cover Up

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:13

Even though the SDNY (probably at the behest of Bill Barr, Trump's Roy Cohn) tried to keep Judge William H. Pauley III from releasing the documents from the Michael Cohen case to protect "third-party interests," Pauley said the information was in "the national interest" and we have them now.

And surprise, surprise, Sgt. Carter! They implicate Trump, Hope "Hopey" Hicks, and David Pecker. Twitter reacts to the prosecution of Michael Cohen for a crime in which at least three other people took part:

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Rep. Ilhan Omar explains true patriotism in the face of Trump's racist nationalism

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:11

At his Wednesday night rally, Donald Trump accused Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar of “hating America” and “saying vile things” about this country. But Omar has repeatedly expressed her love for the United States and her appreciation for being welcomed into the nation as an 8-year-old Somali refugee. 

On Thursday morning, Omar provided a brief response to Trump’s claims—one that differentiates between nationalism and a cult of personality, and genuine patriotism.


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House Democrats vote to give tens of millions of workers a raise

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:48

House Democrats passed a long-awaited minimum wage increase on Thursday, but the tens of millions of workers who would get a raise under the legislation will have to wait. Senate Republicans and Donald Trump remain firmly opposed to raising the federal minimum wage over its current poverty level of $7.25 an hour.

“When we first went on strike for $15 and union rights seven years ago, we didn’t have any politicians behind our demands,” Rita Blalock, a North Carolina McDonald’s worker, said in a statement. “Now, we have the U.S. House with us, and we are going to keep doing what we did to win this historic vote today: joining together, speaking out and going on strike until workers in every corner of this country are paid $15 an hour and have the right to a union.”

In March, a survey found that the $15 minimum wage was popular with voters in Democrat-held swing districts. Despite that, six Democrats voted no on the bill; three Republicans voted in favor. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at the same level for a record-breaking length of time, while Republicans stand in the way of making work pay. 

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CNN presented a group of pro-Trump political activists as average Republican voters—again

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:46

On Tuesday night, CNN aired a panel of Trump-supporting American women who explained to the nation why they still support Trump. It was premised as a look into the minds of American jus' folk; it was either that or kidnap the lunch crowd at a small-town heartland diner, and this version doesn't lead to angry questions about who's going to pay for the eggs.

But a number of media watchers noticed something peculiar about this particular panel of Trump supporters: They looked awfully familiar.

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Alan Dershowitz: I'll Put My 'Sexual Probity' Up Against Opposing Cousel

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:32
 I'll Put My 'Sexual Probity' Up Against Opposing Cousel

Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail today on sex-trafficking charges and as Epstein's indictment moves forward, the world around Alan Dershowitz is becoming more fragmented and more bizarre.

After admitting he did receive massages at Jeffrey Epstein's house (but it was by an old Russian woman and he kept his underwear on) he's now he's fighting with Virginia (Roberts) Giuffre's attorney David Boies.

Virginia Giuffre is claiming that Dershowitz did had sex with her when she was underage at Epstein's house and Dershowitz is vigorously denying the charges.

The WSJ reports, "The allegations against Mr. Dershowitz, which he denies, sent the retired Harvard Law School professor on a four-year campaign to clear his name and persuade authorities to investigate Mr. Boies for professional misconduct and extortion. This spring, Mr. Boies, 78 years old, sued Mr. Dershowitz, 80, for defamation on behalf of Ms. Giuffre.

Dershowitz' latest Keystone cops moment came when he said, “I would put my sexual probity up against David Boies’ any day of the week.”

Mr. Boies responded, “He wants to make this between him and me. For some unknown and unknowable reason, I’ve decided to go after him. That’s absurd. It’s disproved.”

Now, this is a TV drama made for streaming.

I only hope Giuffre gets her justice.

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USDA squashed the report farmers needed to plan for the climate crisis, and we're all paying for it

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:28

For years, the Agriculture Department worked on a plan to help farmers plan for and cope with the changes that are already affecting them as the climate crisis intensifies. Scientists across 21 agencies came together to develop a plan to safeguard the nation’s food supply, and the stability of the agricultural industry, for the next decade. That plan was completed in 2017 and the USDA prepared to distribute it to help farmers and ranchers adapt to a changing world. Then the USDA clamped down on the report and it was never issued.

As Politico reports, release of the report was halted after the White House forbid the USDA from using the scientific evidence collected by its own researchers, and to stop even using the term “climate change” or any discussion of greenhouses gases. The halted report not only discusses topics that are now off limits for the Trump USDA, it also discusses ways in which farmers might change their own practices to reduce further environmental harm—an idea that Donald Trump has actively ridiculed.

In the draft report, the Agriculture Department emphasizes both the vital need for farmers and ranchers to address the effects of climate change on their own land, and the continued defense of the nation’s woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands a buffer against the climate crisis and related environmental harms. The plan looks at six major areas of action related to the climate crisis: identifying the effects, adapting to change, mitigating problems, planning for the future, measuring effects, and implementing best practices. None of that information reached farmers.

What did reach farmers was continued promises from Trump that China and others had agreed to buy “record amounts” of agricultural products despite Trump’s tariffs that had disrupted global trade. Those promises encouraged thousands of farmers to store record amounts of grain over the winter, waiting for prices to rise. Prices did not. But flood waters did.

Trump is systematically starving farmers of the information they need. That’s not just an economic disaster for them, it’s a looming catastrophe for the nation.

As the report points out from the beginning, changes due to rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, and generally more chaotic weather are leading to extensive vulnerabilities in the agricultural system. America is used to having such a surplus of production that it never worries about shortages, and even with the climate crisis that’s unlikely to change in the short term. However, the climate crisis is already having a huge effect on the ability of farms to predict their output and to plan for the future—a problem exacerbated by Trump’s tariffs.

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Fox Admits The Next President Must Cut The Deficit

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:20

If you watched any Fox News and Fox Business Network coverage throughout Obama's presidency you heard the propaganda networks constantly attack his economic agenda. First, they were adamantly against Obama's efforts to try and salvage what was left of the American economy with the stimulus package in 2009 -- because it added to the federal deficit.

And then as the economy slowly recovered and the stock market soared from 6000 points to 19,000 points, pundits like Stuart Varney and Charles Payne constantly attacked the Federal Reserve keeping the rates low and claimed were heading for another financial Armageddon, including massive inflation.

Now that Trump piggybacked off of Obama's stampeding economy, federal deficits are no longer important.

Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney and Charles Payne joined Fox and Friends to fearmonger their audience. They've got their script down pat: "If America elects a Democratic politician to the presidency then 'your 401K will be destroyed!!!1!'"

Brian Kilmeade then mentioned the trillion-dollar deficit Trump added to the economy with his GOP Tax Scam.

"By the way, we're a country right now with, despite the success, running a huge deficit; $1 trillion we are heading to," Kilmeade said.

Varney grunted, "Yes."

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Twitter lights up with massive support for Congress' women of color squad

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:15

This week, Donald Trump's tweets made the news again—this time, for attacking what’s become known as “The Squad” of progressive women of color in Congress. His remarks were aimed at Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.

Despite the fact that all of these women are American citizens, and all but one of them were born on U.S. soil, he told them to leave the country and “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” On Wednesday, he doubled down on his attacks, encouraging his followers to chant “send her back” in reference to Ilhan Omar at a rally.

Throughout the week, supporters have been coming out in force on Twitter to stand against racism and hatred, and they show no signs of slowing down. Hashtags like #TheSquad, #RacistPresident, and #IStandWithIlhan have been trending over recent days.

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Houston city councilor kicks off campaign to be first woman of color to represent Texas in Senate

Daily Kos - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:01

On Thursday, Houston City Councilor Amanda Edwards announced that she would join the Democratic primary to take on GOP Sen. John Cornyn. Edwards, who would be the first woman of color to represent Texas in the Senate as well as its first black senator, used her campaign kickoff to appeal to “all of the people who have ever been locked out or told that they can't wait or to wait their turn because the status quo or establishment was not ready for change.”

Edwards won her first campaign in 2015 when she was elected to one of the city’s five citywide council seats by a 62-38 margin. After Hurricane Harvey devastated the city in 2017, Edwards led an effort to identify and contact low-income flood victims who had stopped answering calls from people trying to assist them. Edwards and her volunteers have continued door-to-door efforts to check in with people living in areas that were devastated by the storm who might not otherwise have access to City Hall.

Edwards, who is not seeking re-election to the City Council this year, joins Air Force veteran MJ Hegar and former Rep. Chris Bell in the primary, and state Sen. Royce West will also announce his plans on Monday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has met with Edwards, Hegar, and West, and so far, Senate Democrats have not taken sides in this contest.

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Jesse Watters Excuses Racism: People Chant Bad Stuff At Football Games

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:46

If Pete Hegseth is the #1 presidential fluffer for Fox News, then Jesse Watters is Trump's court jester.

On Fox and Friends this morning, Trump's BFFs repeatedly played video from Donald's despicable rally in North Carolina where he berated Rep. Omar and led his rally goers into an un-American and very dangerous "send her home" chants.

Fox News host Jesse Waters flew in for a segment and when they asked him what he thought about it, as usual, Watters played the fool.

Co-host Steve Doocy asked, "How would you describe the rally?"

Watters said, "Huge. Record numbers, lines out around the block. Listen, you know, the squad's hot, so he has to create a contrast right now."

Fox News has attacked the newly-elected Democratic women of color since the midterm elections and Trump has now amplified their attacks to the extreme. Make no mistake, this racist hate started with Fox.

Watters claimed Trump telegraphed his attacks on Rep. Omar for the rally.

Jesse continued, "And he runs down this -- the wicked political rap sheet of Omar and AOC. And the media doesn't report what he says about them, reports what the crowd chants. Now I don't know about you guys, but have you guys ever been to a football game? They chant some pretty bad stuff at a football game.

The media is not supposed to amplify Fox News' 2020 political strategy for Trump, idgit.

To defend Trump even more, Watters said, "Politics is a tough sport."

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Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Sex-Trafficking Charges

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:44
Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Sex-Trafficking Charges

Jeffrey Epstein, who makes his money as a hedge fund manager of some sort, was denied bail and ordered to jail until his trial begins..

The back story on his previous crimes can be found here.

He was arrested July 6th for sex trafficking of minors and has been in jail ever since. His attorneys have been fighting to get him granted bail, even though he is a true flight risk in every sense of the word. While his attorneys have argued for him to be granted house arrest with an electronic monitoring bracelet, prosecutors have pointed to the discovery in a safe of $70,000 in cash, 48 loose diamonds, diamond jewelery and a passport with his photo and a Saudi Arabian address and no name as valid concerns that he has the means to flee.

Oh, and he also owns his own 70 acre Caribbean island

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Epstein Denied Bail

Balloon Juice - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:39

At least one piece of good news today.  Here’s the story.  It took a week to decide whether he would be held without bail – I wonder how long his trial will take.

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