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  1. Sarah Palin slams Ocasio-Cortez for misidentifying government branches Sarah Palin excoriated Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for “fumbling basic civics” by misidentifying the three branches of government — even though the former Alaska governor has been ridiculed for her own series of political blunders. The gaffe by the newly elected congresswoman was made in a recent Zoom video, in which she tells her supporters, “… if we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House in 2020 …” An article on Palin’s website on Monday criticized Ocasio-Cortez, saying she “again proved that her transition into the political fray has been bumpy, to say the least, as she recently fumbled basic civics twice in one sentence.” Congress is not comprised of “three chambers” and the executive, legislative and judicial branches make up the government. The Democratic darling, who at 29 is the youngest woman elected to Congress, issued a tweet in her own defense. ******************************************** The little darling keeps sticking her foot in her mouth, soo let's hope she keeps talking.
  2. Thanksgiving weather forecast: Record cold in Northeast, snowy for travel in West Behind the snow, an Arctic blast sweeps into the Northeast late Wednesday, bringing record-cold wind chills in time for Thanksgiving. From Maine to Pennsylvania, temperatures could be lower than they’ve ever been on Thanksgiving, even in the years the holiday fell very late in the month. Early-morning lows drop to about 20 degrees from Philadelphia to New York City. In Upstate New York, temperatures at sunrise will be in the single digits. Boston’s Thursday-morning low temperature will be about 15 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, only three Thanksgivings have had high temperatures below 30 degrees. The coldest Turkey Day on record in New York City was Nov. 28, 1901, when the high temperature was 26 degrees — which is also the forecast for Thursday. At the very least, it looks as though it will be the coldest Thanksgiving in more than 20 years. *********************************************** All of the global warming scientists should have to sleep in the snow, for lying to everyone about it.
  3. NASA predicts people on Mars within 25 years US space agency NASA believes it can put humans on Mars within 25 years but the technological and medical hurdles are immense. Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on the Red Planet, top NASA officials said on Tuesday. "The cost of solving those means that under current budgets, or slightly expanded budgets, it's going to take about 25 years to solve those," said former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, who flew on four space shuttle missions before retiring in 2001. At an average distance of about 225-million kilometres, Mars poses scientific problems an order of magnitude greater than anything encountered by the Apollo lunar missions. With today's rocket technology, it would take an astronaut up to nine months to reach Mars - the physical toll of floating that long in zero gravity would be huge. For instance, scientists think prolonged weightlessness can cause irreversible changes to blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision degradation. And after a while in zero gravity, the skeleton starts to leach calcium and bone mass. With gravity only one-third of Earth's, scientists don't yet know the effects of a presumed one-year mission to the surface of Mars. One way to reduce wear and tear on the human body is to dramatically cut down on travel time to Mars. Jones called for nuclear propulsion systems that would have the added benefit of producing electricity on flights. "If we start now, in 25 years we might have these technologies available to help us and protect us from these long transit times," he said. ***************************************************** These people can't plan out 25 days, much less 25 years. This is still one of the dumbest ideas our government has.
  4. Broward County election supervisor at center of Florida recount battle resigns The Florida county election chief who came under considerable fire for incompetence and possible corruption during this month’s recount battles reportedly resigned Sunday. Brenda Snipes, the election supervisor for heavily Democratic Broward County, submitted her resignations just hours after submitting final, contentious tallies in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races, both of which Republicans won by razor-thin margins. “It is true. She did send it,” Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as a counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. According to Ms. Norris-Weeks’s knowledge of an early draft of the letter, Ms. Snipes told officials in the state capital of Tallahassee that she wanted to spend more time with her family. Broward County was the slowest of Florida’s major counties to complete election returns, missing several legally-mandated deadlines and losing about 2,000 ballots that had been included in the election-night count but not in the machine recount. ***************************************************** Democrats can't even be trusted to count votes without making a mess out of an election.
  5. Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are. Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, home to several of the researchers involved, also noted the problems in the scientists' work and corrected a news release on its website, which previously had asserted that the study detailed how the Earth’s oceans “have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought.” “Unfortunately, we made mistakes here,” said Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at Scripps, who was a co-author of the study. “I think the main lesson is that you work as fast as you can to fix mistakes when you find them.” The central problem, according to Keeling, came in how the researchers dealt with the uncertainty in their measurements. As a result, the findings suffer from too much doubt to definitively support the paper’s conclusion about how much heat the oceans have absorbed over time. The central conclusion of the study — that oceans are retaining ever more energy as more heat is being trapped within Earth’s climate system each year — is in line with other studies that have drawn similar conclusions. And it hasn’t changed much despite the errors. But Keeling said the authors' miscalculations mean there is a much larger margin of error in the findings, which means researchers can weigh in with less certainty than they thought. “I accept responsibility for what happened because it’s my role to make sure that those kind of details got conveyed,” Keeling said. (He has published a more detailed explanation of what happened here.) ************************************************ Many of us have been saying this for years about these fake global warming studies, how the scientists have always come up with the conclusions they wanted to achieve regardless of the facts.
  6. Conservatives are terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And so they should be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wardrobe is an affront to feminism and socialism Like many people I was very excited about congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to begin with. She’s a smart, strong, charismatic woman of colour with genuinely progressive values. She’s a big reason that socialism is growing more popular in America. What’s not to like? Well, I’ll tell you what’s not to like: her clothes. Despite being a self-proclaimed woman of the people, Ocasio-Cortez stubbornly persists in wearing very nice clothes. She always looks incredibly professional and well put together. She even – and this will shock you – appears to own a jacket and a coat. I would never have believed Ocasio-Cortez could be so extravagant myself, but I saw the evidence with my own eyes. On Thursday Edie Scarry, a reporter for the Washington Examiner, tweeted a picture of Ocasio-Cortez walking down a corridor at work, taken stealthily from behind. Scarry wrote: “Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.” That was a snarky reference to the fact Ocasio-Cortez has said she can’t afford an apartment in DC because she won’t receive her congressional salary until she’s inaugurated in January. Scarry’s creepy, patronizing tweet has now been deleted because it was, quite rightly, subject to intense mockery and immediately got turned into a meme. It got Ocasio-Cortez’s attention, though. She tweeted, in response: “If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh and take a picture of my backside. If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh and take a picture of my backside.” Ocasio-Cortez is spot on: there is nothing that she could wear that would make conservatives happy. The likes of Scarry and Fox News are obsessed with talking about Ocasio-Cortez’s wardrobe choices because it’s a way to belittle her. A way to put her in her place and remind her she may be a congresswoman but, to them, she’s just a “girl”. The policing of women’s clothing has, after all, always been a favourite tool of the patriarchy. Ultimately, of course, conservatives don’t really care about what Ocasio-Cortez is wearing. They care that she is so comfortable in her own skin. It terrifies them. And it should. Ocasio-Cortez represents the changing face of America. She represents a new generation of diverse American women who will wear what they like and say what they like. And that leaves people like Scarry quaking in their Brooks Brothers boots. *********************************************** Democrats should be more scared than Conservatives. She makes mud puddles seem deep, and she's already been caught lying about how much money she has.
  7. 'Duped,' 'tricked' and 'snookered': Oil analysts say Trump fooled Saudis into tanking crude prices Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia pulled off a challenging U-turn in global oil market policy, convincing a fractious group of two dozen nations to hike output and undercut the oil market rally that was filling their coffers. The Saudis undertook this unpopular task at least in part to help its allies in the White House — and for its troubles, the kingdom was rewarded with a series of blistering tweets from President Donald Trump and the biggest pullback in oil prices since the historic downturn of 2014. Oil market analysts say it now appears that Trump hoodwinked Saudi Arabia, fooling the U.S. ally into pushing the oil market into oversupply and sparking a roughly 25 percent drop in crude prices. That accomplished Trump's goal of driving down energy costs for Americans, but left nations dependent on oil income like Saudi Arabia with the prospect of shrinking revenues. The analysts say Trump essentially bamboozled the Saudis by threatening for months to implement sanctions against Iran so strictly, the Islamic Republic's exports would go into free fall. But when the administration's deadline for oil buyers to quit Iranian oil arrived on Nov. 4, Trump instead dolled out six-month exemptions to some of the country's biggest customers. "They got sort of tricked here," said John Kilduff, founding partner of energy hedge fund Again Capital. "The Russians and the Saudis in particular ramped up production, ramped up exports ahead of what was supposed to be severe sanctions on Iran, and when the administration gave the eight waivers to Iran's largest buyers, it undercut that whole equation." "So now we've tripped into an oversupply situation almost overnight because of the severe reaction by Russia and the Saudis to cover for Iran losses, which never materialized." ***************************************** Only Trump would pull this one off on Saudi Arabia, while Obama bowed to them. Meanwhile our neighbors to the north only get paid peanuts for their oil.
  8. Nor'easter bringing many Northeast residents their first snowfall of the season A Nor'easter is churning up the East Coast Thursday, bringing many Northeast cities their first snowfall of the season. The snow has already hit the Washington, D.C., area, coating roadways with ice and sleet. Over 1.5 inches have already been reported in the area so far. Snow and sleet coming down heavily in the city of Fairfax! @fairfax Sticking on a lot and starting to cover neighborhood streets 1st winter storm of the season is here and coating side-streets! This is the view from my neighborhood. There is definitely more ice than snow which is enhancing the stickage. Leesburg, Va. seeing accumulation on Route 7 both in grassy areas and now even roads and sidewalks. SLEET IN THE SHENANDOAH: Right now it’s coming down heavier in Winchester area, windshields coated. ************************************************ The global warming scam is over on the East Coast for this year. With the first snowfall that means nobody is dumb enough to fall for the scare stories until next summer.
  9. 'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi, without offering an alternative A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to deny her the 218 votes needed to win the gavel on the House floor in January, a move they say would complicate her path to a second term as speaker and force renewed discussion about her stepping aside. "This is a simple letter saying we want new leadership, which is what a vast majority of Democrats and the American people want," Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the group, told reporters Tuesday. Pelosi, who has said she's "100 percent confident" that she will be the next House speaker, has been working since last week on her bid, meeting and talking with new members and incumbent Democrats, to shore up support. Prominent Democrats off Capitol Hill -- from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Sen. John Kerry, to former Vice President Al Gore -- have been making calls on her behalf, and influential House Democrats and activists have provided a steady drumbeat of public endorsements. But Pelosi's critics argue that she has an increasingly apparent math problem. While she's expected to lock up the caucus speaker vote with a majority of members on Nov. 28, they're hoping to publicly release their letter before that vote to hammer their point home. ************************************************ This mess sounds like the Florida recount, and how far left has the party gone when a San Francisco liberal is not radical enough for the Democrat party.
  10. Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at Amazon’s plan to locate HQ2 in Queens Incoming freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a darling of the liberal left, criticized Amazon’s decision to site half of its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. She ripped the reported tax breaks the company will receive and described the local community’s reaction to the news as “outrage.” The Democrat’s response puts distance between her and some of the state’s top Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who have been involved in negotiations over the deal. Ocasio-Cortez's position on Amazon may further cement her status as an outsider among New York's establishment Democrats, many of whom endorsed Joe Crowley, the longtime incumbent House member she unseated in the Democratic primary. In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the tax breaks reported as being offered by the state’s economic development arm Empire State Development. She suggested they may come at the expense of critical pieces of the city’s infrastructure, like its mass transit and public housing, which face billions of dollars in repair needs. “Amazon is a billion-dollar company,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Monday night. “The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.” Amazon's split decision means the selected locations can expect to share as many as 50,000 jobs and roughly $5 billion in investment. New York and Arlington, Va.’s Crystal City neighborhood won the Amazon competition, beating out places including Newark, N.J., Boston and Austin, Texas. Ocasio-Cortez’s district includes parts of Queens adjacent to Long Island City, including Sunnyside and parts of Astoria. State and local officials are expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the plans told POLITICO late Monday. Ocasio-Cortez said the deal must include substantial benefits for the surrounding community, which is home to the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing project in the country. ********************************************************* Only a Democrat socialist would complain about a company moving in tens of thousands of jobs to a community. So much for being Progressive these days.
  11. CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass," last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning. It was docketed and assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee. CNN is seeking a preliminary hearing as soon as possible. Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs in the lawsuit. There are six defendants: Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service director Randolph Alles, and the Secret Service officer who took Acosta's hard pass away last Wednesday. The six defendants are all named because of their roles in enforcing and announcing Acosta's suspension. ********************************************** Whenever things don't go their way with the Democrats, they end up running to the courts. Too bad they got a Trump appointee.
  12. Michelle Obama 2nd in 2020 poll, twice as popular as Hillary Clinton Move over Hillary Rodham Clinton. Another former first lady, new author Michelle Obama, is now second in the 2020 Democratic primary race just two points behind former Vice President Joe Biden. The latest poll from McLaughlin and Associates has Biden the pick of 19 percent, followed by Obama at 17 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders at 16 percent, and Clinton at 8 percent. Undecided, however, registers 16 percent, a sign that the Democratic base is split over who they want to challenge President Trump. This week, Democratic Party chief Tom Perez suggested that at least 12 Democrats will run in the party primary. **************************************************** So much for the Democrats having a popular opponent to run against Trump in 2020. Maybe the White House cook or bottle washer can apply.
  13. Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over program's name change NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word "boy" from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts claim the program "does not have a right under either federal or New York law to use terms like scouts or scouting by themselves in connection with services offered to girls, or to rebrand itself as 'the Scouts.'" "Such misconduct will not only cause confusion among the public, damage the goodwill of GSUSA's Girl Scouts trademarks, and erode its core brand identity, but it will also marginalize the Girl Scouts Movement by causing the public to believe that GSUSA's extraordinarily successful services are not true or official 'Scouting' programs, but niche services with limited utility and appeal," the complaint said. The Girl Scouts is among a number of major youth organizations in the nation seeing declines in membership in recent years due to competition from sports leagues and busy family schedules. The organization argued that only it has "the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademark with leadership development services for girls." In a statement, the Boy Scouts said it was reviewing the lawsuit "carefully." "We applaud every organization that builds character and leadership in children, including the Girl Scouts of the USA, and believe that there is an opportunity for both organizations to serve girls and boys in our communities," the statement said. ******************************************************* How many times did the feminists sue to get women admitted into men's organizations? Then when the Boy Scouts do it to admit girls, they sue the other way.
  14. Judge refuses to limit Arizona vote count, sets hearing PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected Republican demands to immediately limit vote counts in the razor-close U.S. Senate race in Arizona and has set a hearing on the challenge affecting about 5,600 votes in the state's most populous county. Judge Margaret R. Mahoney said it was too soon to require Maricopa and other counties to stop contacting voters to verify signatures on mail ballots. She also declined to order the counties to temporarily separate mail ballots that have been verified by that process after Election Day. County registrars said that would cause chaos and slow the long vote-counting process even more. Mahoney scheduled a hearing Friday and indicated she would rule then. The lawsuit came hours before Democrat Kyrsten Sinema jumped into a slight lead over Republican Martha McSally in the midst of the slow vote count. Sinema is ahead by about 9,000 votes out of 1.9 million counted so far. About 400,000 remain to be counted in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. The suit alleges that the state's county recorders don't follow a uniform standard for allowing voters to address problems with their mail-in ballots, and that Maricopa and Pima counties improperly allow the fixes for up to five days after Election Day. Sinema has gained votes recently from Maricopa, and Pima is a Democratic bastion. ********************************************* It looks like there was collusion to steal this election in Democrat counties, both in Arizona and Florida. Trump should appoint a special prosecutor to look into how ballots suddenly showed up uncounted, and these judges allow them in. All the late votes go for Democrats mysteriously.
  15. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Fox News For Laughing At Her DC Rent Problem Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who this week became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, called out Fox News for belittling her struggle to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., during a Friday panel discussion on “America’s Newsroom.” The Fox panelists snickered all the way through their chat on the topic, described in a chyron as: “Self-proclaimed socialist says she can’t afford DC rent.” Contributor Judy Miller actually laughed after host Bill Hemmer recalled that Ocasio-Cortez ― whose name no one pronounced correctly on the show ― was working in the service industry before she launched into her campaign to represent New York’s 14th District. “It is bizarre to see 1%-salaried anchors laugh at the US housing crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, tweeted in response. “There is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed,” she said in another tweet. She added: “As much as Fox News likes to mock the working class, the real scandal is that at the wealthiest point in our history, we are at one of our most unequal.” ******************************************************* She needs to go ask Bernie Sanders how he became a millionaire and can can afford to own three mansions on his pittance of a salary. Socialists should stick together.

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