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An Aggregation of my Online Presence

Congressman Who Choke-Slammed Reporter Brags Of Defeating ‘Leftist Media’


Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) almost blew his last election by choke-slamming a reporter for daring to ask him questions, then lying about how the assault happened. But in his mind (or at least his latest fundraising email), he’s still the victim.
via Congressman Who Choke-Slammed Reporter Brags Of Defeating ‘Leftist Media’ The same people who were very upset a Nazi was punched seem to be ignoring the GOP member of congress that assaulted a journalist.

House Republicans want to make it harder for people with disabilities to access businesses


This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility. The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep.
via House Republicans want to make it harder for people with disabilities to access businesses This story is slipping through the cracks. This is especially awful.

3 Russian spy chiefs visited the US days before Trump decided against new sanctions on Russia


Sergey Naryshkin of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service and Alexander Bortnikov of its Federal Security Service met with Pompeo to discuss the US’s and Russia’s mutual interest in counterterrorism.
via 3 Russian spy chiefs visited the US days before Trump decided against new sanctions on Russia This is an insane story. It should have been covered more.

Zamboni Camp


How many times have you watched the Zamboni driving around the rink and thought, “I want to drive that thing!!” Here is your chance to learn about it and finish your day by driving one. The Ice Ranch is offering 2 hour courses on the history, safety, and operation of Ice re-surfacers.
via Zamboni Camp


This is a real thing. Who else wants to go?

Trump is a typical conservative. That says a lot about the conservative tradition.


Corey Robin is the author of “The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump.” The New Yorker described the first edition of this book as “the book that predicted Trump.
via Trump is a typical conservative. That says a lot about the conservative tradition.
Policy driven principled conservatives are the fringe. The angry reactionaies are the base. We need to stop kidding ourselves.

Colorado Teacher Accused of Assaulting Student Who Refused to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance


Physical education teacher Karen Smith is on paid administrative leave from the Boulder Valley School District as police investigate allegations that she assaulted a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
via Colorado Teacher Accused of Assaulting Student Who Refused to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Right wing political correctness is a growing problem

Jared Kushner and Dozens of White House Staffers Handle Sensitive Information Without Permanent Security Clearance


Dozens of employees have been working at the White House and handling sensitive information without permanent security-clearance, according to a new report.  The staffers have been granted temporary approvals while the FBI completes the backlog of background checks, U.S.
via Jared Kushner and Dozens of White House Staffers Handle Sensitive Information Without Permanent Security Clearance
But her emails. There should be a major investigation on why this happened.