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Full Frontal Video: Amy Hoggart Discovers Why Finland Doesn't Fall for Fake News

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:16

A country that doesn't have fake news? Amy Hoggart traveled to the mythical Finland to see if it really exists. Produced by Tyler Hall.

Categories: Politics

In Which Donald Trump Openly Hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg Will Die

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:45

Axios reports that Trump is now predicting he's going to appoint four Supreme Court justices by the end of his first term, and to make this happen he's hoping Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor will die.

"Ok," one source told Trump, "so that's two. Who are the others?"

"Ginsburg," Trump replied. "What does she weigh? 60 pounds?"

"Who's the fourth?" the source asked.

"Sotomayor," Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced.

"Her health," Trump explained. "No good. Diabetes."

Categories: Politics

An Incredible Track Live in the Studio by Exceptional Guitarist Mark Lettieri: "Slant"

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 16:09

**TABLATURE/TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS TUNE AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.soundslice.com/store/mark-lettieri-spark-echo-tour/***

iTunes (digital): https://itun.es/us/gIehcb
Bandcamp (physical & digital): https://marklettieri.bandcamp.com/

From the album Spark and Echo, on Ropeadope Records.

"Slant" written and arranged by Mark Lettieri

ALBUM PERSONEL

Mark Lettieri: electric, acoustic, baritone, and Hammertone guitars, synths and loops
Jason “JT” Thomas: drums and percussion
Wes Stephenson: bass guitar
Shaun Martin: acoustic and electric piano, synths
Bobby Sparks: synths and clavinet
Milo Deering: pedal steel guitar, fiddle

Produced by Mark Lettieri
Co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Joey Lomas
Additional engineering by Bart Rose
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York, NY

Recorded at Fort Worth Sound in Fort Worth, TX, Sherman Street Studios in Richardson, TX, and Patrick McGuire Recording in Arlington, TX

Filmed and edited by Andy Laviolette

© 2016 Mark Lettieri
© 2016 Ropeadope Records

Categories: Politics

Video: A Shocking Nazi Rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939 - "A Night at the Garden"

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:01

In 1939, New York's Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history.

Directed by Marshall Curry

See more from Field of Vision here: fieldofvision.org

For more on the rally, read a Q&A with Marshall Curry here:
https://fieldofvision.org/q-a-with-a-night-at-the-garden-director-marshall-curry

Categories: Politics

And Now, Some Fantastic Brazilian Xylosynth Jazz From PRD Mais: "Portal"

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:07

PRD Mais - Portal
From the upcoming PRD Mais record "Rittenhouse," to be released October 2017 on GroundUP Music.

***Please set to HD (or at least 480p).

"Rittenhouse" is available for pre-order:
Physical: https://store.groundupmusic.net/collections/prd-mais

Digital (instantly receive "Portal"): http://radi.al/PRDRittenhouseApple

Written by Brian Potts

Musicians:
Bernardo Aguiar (pandeiro and musical direction)
Gabriel Policarpo (repique and musical direction)
Brian Potts (xylosynth)
Bóka Reis (timbal and effects)
Guilherme Oliveira (electronic percussion)
Gustavo Oliveira (frigideira and tamborim)

Concept by: Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo (Pandeiro Repique Duo)
Produced by: Pandeiro Repique Duo and Brian Potts
Executive Producer: Bernardo Aguiar
Directed and Filmed by: Daniel Lobo
Cinematographer: Micael Hocherman
Technical Director: Jim Hamilton
Cameraman: Matthew Hamilton and Josh Magnitzky

Filmed at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia PA

Audio Engineer: Peter Tramo
Mixed by: Marcos Suzano
Mastered by: Alexandre Rabaço

Categories: Politics

Olbermann's Latest: Is Mueller Trying to Stop Trump From Pardoning People?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:37

At a time when the Steele Dossier continues to gain credence in Washington, Trump’s troubles mount.

Categories: Politics

Trump's Deconstruction of the United States Is Accelerating

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:36

Happy Friday! Today Donald Trump took big steps toward killing Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal, appointed another energy industry-linked climate change denier to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, used his daughter-in-law to promote propaganda on his garbage Trump TV Facebook channel, and became the first president to give a speech to the virulent anti-gay religious fanatic hate group, Family Research Council.

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Video: John Oliver's Brilliant Piece on the Ugly History of the Confederacy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:09

Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.

Categories: Politics

Samantha Bee's Savage, Well-Deserved Take on Harvey Weinstein: "White Cosby"

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:14

Harvey Weinstein is just the tip of the douche-berg. Listen up, creeps of Hollywood, we know who you are.

Categories: Politics

Another Great Take From Seth Meyers: Republicans Think Trump Is Unstable, Trump Attacks Press Freedom

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:59

Seth Takes a closer look at how President Trump is now fighting with members of his own party who think he's dangerous, unstable and a threat to national security.

Categories: Politics

Sen. Rand Paul Meets With Rep. Dana Rohrabacher - and White Supremacist Chuck C. Johnson

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:22

I really don't like linking to the Daily Caller because frankly, it's a sewer, but they're the only place that's reported this story so far. If you click through to read, try not to get any on you.

California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met last week with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to pitch his proposal to get Wikileaks founder Julian Assange pardoned -- and Rohrabacher brought along his white supremacist, Holocaust-denying little buddy, Chuck C. Johnson.

Republican California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul last Thursday and discussed leveraging Paul’s close relationship with President Donald Trump to let the president know that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is willing to divulge information about the source of leaked emails.

“Rand Paul says the president calls him every now and then. I wanted to make sure that when [Trump] calls him that [Paul] knew enough about the Julian Assange offer that I found something of value for the president to look at,” Rohrabacher told TheDC.

Sen. Paul’s office declined to comment. Rohrabacher said that Paul was joined by a few of his staffers, and that the California congressman brought along top aide Paul Behrends and conservative journalist Charles C. Johnson.

"Conservative journalist" is about the most misleading way possible to describe this vile human being. Chuck C. Johnson is a notorious white supremacist who recently came out as a Holocaust denier in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, in a far right racist group that has now been deleted -- but Chuck's ugly comments are still saved at archive.is:

justacolyte:
what are your thoughts on the Holocaust, WW2, and the JQ %%ED=JQ = "Jewish Question"%% in general?

ChuckCJohnson:
I do not and never have believed the six million figure. I think the Red Cross numbers of 250,000 dead in the camps from typhus are more realistic. I think the Allied bombing of Germany was a ware crime. I agree with David Cole about Auschwitz and the gas chambers not being real. I read the German War (highly recommend), Bloodlands, Mein Kampf, and all of David Irving. I'm more or less of the view that the war was an outgrowth of the efforts of communism to spread itself throughout the world. I also believe that the fears of German extermination were not misplaced, especially in light of the Ukrainian famine. But I support Israel as a Jewish state and Zionism as a concept. I'm pro-ethno state, generally. I understand why and how Hitler rose to power but think too much of our focus on World War II is spent trying to understand Hitler and not enough is spent trying to understand Weimar. Mecius Moldbug, aka Curtis Yarvin, is right. America is a communist country.

Did Rand Paul know what kind of hateful individual he allowed into his office? It really only takes a few minutes to Google Chuck C. Johnson's long history of racism, sexism and the kind of blatant hate speech that got him permanently banned from Twitter and suspended multiple times from Facebook.

Related:
GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Collaborates With Holocaust-Denying White Supremacist to Meet With Julian Assange
Photo of the Day: GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Poses With Holocaust Denier Chuck C. Johnson at Assange Meeting

Categories: Politics

Now We Know Why Tillerson Called Trump a "Moron" - He Wanted to Increase the US Nuclear Arsenal Tenfold

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:19

At a meeting between Donald Trump and top-ranking defense and national security officials in July, somebody made the mistake of displaying a chart that showed other presidents had more nuclear weapons than the Narcissist in Chief, prompting the Trump-thing to blurt that he wanted ten times as many nuclear weapons as he already commands.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.

Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve.

According to the officials present, Trump’s advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised. Officials briefly explained the legal and practical impediments to a nuclear buildup and how the current military posture is stronger than it was at the height of the buildup. In interviews, they told NBC News that no such expansion is planned.

The moral of this story: never show Trump evidence that someone else has more of something than he does.

And it was after this meeting that several officials heard Rex Tillerson refer to Trump as "a fucking moron." Now we know the rest of the story.

A nuclear buildup like Trump wanted would violate several arms treaties and risk provoking a worldwide nuclear arms race, but we can't expect our current president to consider things like this when his gargantuan ego is involved.

Of course, when Trump became dimly aware that he'd been embarrassed again, he lashed out at NBC News.

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Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile: "Continental Breakfast"

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:53

There's something so cool about the total lack of pretension or artifice in this song and video. It's not possible to be in a bad mood after watching.

'Continental Breakfast' is taken from Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile's upcoming album 'Lotta Sea Lice' || Pre-order: https://lnk.to/CBKVID

Out on 13th October 2017 on Milk! Records, Marathon Artists and Matador Records
http://courtneybarnettandkurtvile.com/

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Directed and produced by Danny Cohen

Director of Photography: Sherwin Akbarzadeh (Melbourne) & Doug Durant (Philadelphia)
Camera Assistant: Nick Forster (Melbourne) & Andy Hensler (Philadelphia)
Edit: Ben Hall at Edit Hall
Colour: Daniel Stonehouse at Crayon
Shot on Kodak 16mm

Special thanks: Nellie Jackson, Rennie Jaffe, Nick O’Byrne, Hugh Turral, Jack, Ian, & Jason at Metropolis Post, Jeff Melanson, Jon Beattie, Mike at Kodak USA, AMF Highpoint, Evan Prosofsky, Dave Ellis and Derry Sheehan

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Lyrics
You won't believe what I coulda told ya
But I don't believe I've the balls to let you know
I can say that 'cause I'm a man
But I feel like a little boy... today

I cherish my intercontinental friendships
We talk it over continental breakfast
In a hotel in east bumble-wherever
Somewhere on the sphere, around here

I cherish my intercontinental friendships
Not much very big on enemies
So I kick a can way up into the sun, man
But it falls down into a ravine
I don’t mean to even think about it that way, but I do

Watchin’ the waves come in at night
From my back porch stoop, porch swing swingin’on its own
See it’s just an inhabitant of some holy ghost

I walk like a bruised ego along shorefront property un-owned to me
But I'm feelin’ inferior on the interior don’t ya see Guarded and sentimental (and after all, its just a rental)
(Like better luck performin' telekinesis on a priestess)
You won’t believe what I mighta, coulda told ya
But I wouldn’t wanna leave ya trippin’ out over it
OK, more-so me, but...
(or just me)

Categories: Politics

Seth Meyers Riffs on Pence's NFL Stunt, Trump vs. Bob Corker and Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:17

Seth takes a closer look at how President Trump whips up racial tensions with transparent political stunts, while the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico continues.

Categories: Politics

What Is Wrong With This Guy? Now Trump Is Challenging Rex Tillerson to Compare IQ Tests With Him

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:33

Every day brings another indication that Donald Trump is unfit for the office of the presidency -- and for that matter, unfit to interact with other human beings in general. Seriously, this guy has very real issues: Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ faceoff with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’.

President Trump proposed an “IQ tests” faceoff with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation's top diplomat reportedly called the president a “moron” and disparaged his grasp on foreign policy.

In an interview with Forbes magazine published Tuesday, Trump fired a shot at Tillerson over the “moron” revelation, first reported by NBC News and confirmed by several other news organizations, including The Washington Post.

“I think it's fake news,” Trump said, “but if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”

Does he even realize that by reacting like this, he's basically confirming the NBC News "moron" report?

And then, he followed up by saying he "doesn't believe in undercutting people," when he undercuts everyone he works with.

Trump plans to meet for lunch Tuesday with Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in the president's private dining room at the White House. Shortly before the lunch, a reporter asked Trump whether he had undercut Tillerson with his comments to Forbes.

“No, I didn't undercut anybody. I don't believe in undercutting people,” Trump said during a brief media appearance in the Oval Office, as he sat beside former secretary of state Henry Kissinger during a meeting to discuss foreign affairs.

How long is America going to let this dangerous clown show continue?

Categories: Politics