Author: The BPI Squirrel

Right vs. McMaster, Left vs. Anyone Not Named ‘Bernie’

Both the far right and far left have formed circular firing squads…. (More) “I’m gonna create McMaster Facts and I’m gonna start getting every leak I can about him” The Atlantic’s Rosie Gray reports that Mike Cernovich – a guy who said Trayvon Martin would’ve become a rapist if he hadn’t been killed first – is part of the far right smear campaign against National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: The provocative right-wing blogger and activist Mike Cernovich has launched a sustained attack on McMaster, including setting up a website called McMasterLeaks.com. When it launched, the main page displayed a...

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Mueller Impanels Grand Jury

Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in the Trump-Russia investigation. (More) Impanel, empanel, impaneled, empaneled, impanelled, empanelled, impaneling, empaneling, impanelling, empanelling The first rule of newswriting is to lead with the most important information, so … Merriam-Webster lists empanel as a variant spelling of impanel, with acceptable past-tense and gerund forms of each including both one and two Ls. In short, you can spell it pretty much however you want. You’re welcome. “You start at the core and then move to the periphery” Last night, both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that Robert Mueller...

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The God-King vs. the Statue of Liberty

The God-King and his white supremacist base really hate the Statue of Liberty…. (More) “That was added later and is not part of the original Statue of Liberty” Avowed racist and Outhouse senior policy advisor Stephen Miller doesn’t think Emma Lazarus’ famous poem belongs on the Statue of Liberty: Secondly, I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to was added later (and) is not actually part of the original Statue of Liberty. Like so many things...

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Lawsuit: God-King Pushed Fox News Conspiracy Myth

A lawsuit alleges that the God-King pushed Fox News to concoct a conspiracy myth. (More) “The president just read the article. He wants the article out immediately.” The lawsuit quotes a text message from Ed Butowsky, a Dallas financier, God-King supporter, and occasional Fox News guest, to Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective, now private investigator and occasional Fox News guest as reported by NPR’s David Folkenflik: The following account reflects the verbatim quotes provided from the texts, emails, voicemails and recorded conversations cited in Wheeler’s lawsuit, except as otherwise noted. According to the lawsuit, Trump press secretary Sean...

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Flake on God-King, WSJ on Climate Change

Jeff Flake doesn’t like the God-King, and the Wall Street Journal doesn’t care about climate change. (More) “At a certain point, it might be time to build an ark” Arizona’s other Republican senator likens the God-King to the Biblical flood: Who could blame the people who felt abandoned and ignored by the major parties for reaching in despair for a candidate who offered oversimplified answers to infinitely complex questions and managed to entertain them in the process? With hindsight, it is clear that we all but ensured the rise of Donald Trump. […] I’ve been sympathetic to this impulse...

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