Inspired By A Paper Clip, Design Company Proposes Ridiculous New Building In Manhattan

Someone would Haveto fly between the legs. And if a terrorist flew into one leg would the whole thing fall over?

“Oiio studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper ‘The Big Bend’ as solution to expensive zoning laws”

The race to build the world’s most spectacular skyscraper has reached new heights – and taken a turn in direction.

Designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a slender tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled.
Described as the ‘longest building in the world’, the project’s concept drawings reveal a skyscraper reaching an apex then curving back down. And featuring an elevator system that can travel in curves, horizontally and in loops.”

Read more at the UK Daily Mail

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So The ‘Deep State’ Lives?

This is political theater. The FBI is dragging their feet and Nunes is tired of it. To build a fire under them he has told reporters that they are not cooperating. FBI director Comey has refused to give the Congress details of his bureau’s investigations when he was on the stand. Congressional leaders allowed him to clam up but Nunes is pushing back. If he can make this work he will be remembered. Conservatives will call him hero and Democrats will call him foul names.

“NUNES: FBI IS NOT COOPERATING WITH OUR INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP CAMP SURVEILLANCE”

The FBI is not cooperating with the House of Representatives’ investigation into the NSA’s surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), said today.

During an explosive press conference outside the White House, Nunes told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Nunes said sources within the intelligence community presented him with the information. He spoke to the press after briefing the administration.

“We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn,” Nunes said of how communications from Gen. Flynn’s calls were leaked to the press. “We just know that his name leaked out but we don’t know how it was picked up yet. That was one of the things that we asked for in the March 15th letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done.”

“And I’ll tell you, NSA is being cooperative,” Nunes continued, “but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”

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Is There Anything Smaller Than ‘Micro’?

Macro and Micro are opposites. Macro means large. Macro economics means the study of economics on a large scale. Micro means small. Microscopes are built so we can see things that are too tiny to be seen with an unaided human eye. In normal parlance small means relatively insignificant yet now ‘Micro’ has taken on an unusually powerful significance among the perpetually aggrieved, and spelling challenged, moonbats at university.

The dictionary of Newspeak is getting smaller. Prohibited words will soon outnumber those which are allowed.

“Profs advised to avoid ‘microinequities’ in class”

Two universities are offering faculty guides advising professors to “challenge the gender binary” and avoid “microinequities” in the interest of making classrooms gender inclusive.

Carnegie Mellon University, for one, has produced a guide for creating an inclusive learning environment warning professors that using gendered language, forgetting student names, or other “small unconscious behaviors” in class can make women and minority students feel that they are not valued.

To combat the threat of being non-inclusive, professors are told to steer clear of “microinequities,” which are defined as “small unconscious behaviors…that certain groups experience repeatedly.”

More at Campus Reform

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Trumpcare Isn’t Repealing Obamacare Due to Restrictions on Reconciliation?

Senator Mike Lee says, “Not so fast…”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that the Senate parliamentarian has told him that it may be possible for Republicans to push harder on repealing Obamacare’s regulations than the current House bill, which contradicts the assertion by House leadership that the legislation goes after Obamacare as aggressively as possible under Senate rules.

“What I understood her to be saying is that there’s no reason why an Obamacare repeal bill necessarily could not have provisions repealing the health insurance regulations,” Lee said in an interview with the Washington Examiner, relating a conversation with parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough about reconciliation he had on Tuesday.

Lee also said that the parliamentarian told him it wasn’t until very recently, after the unveiling of the House bill, that any Republican even asked her about the possibility of repealing regulations with a simple majority.

So the story from Ryan and Trump is that we couldn’t do what we wanted to do–what needed to be done–and repeal Obamacare root and branch, due to fact that the rules of reconciliation would not allow it. We were told that we had to pass this bill because we physically cannot get to repeal, right?

But now we find out that nobody even asked the parliamentarian if it was even possible, and come to find out that it is?

Why do I feel like we’re being hosed?

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Health Care bill continues to evolve

Since the House vote is planned for today and it is still changing, I guess they are going to have to pass it so we can find out what is in it.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Wednesday night he and President Trump have come to an “agreement in principle” on a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, just one day before a historic House vote on the bill.

“The president and I came to an agreement in principle,” Meadows said during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, adding that he was still ironing out a few final details with the White House.

“I think what we’re trying to do now is make sure that our agreement is actually something that can be executed in a way that passes the Senate,” he added. “There’s still work to be done, but I can tell you that the president is all engaged.”

The round-the-clock negotiations between the White House, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus have centered on adding to the bill a repeal of ObamaCare’s “essential health benefits,” as well as other insurance regulations in Title I of the existing health law.

More here.

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Chuck Barris Gonged At 87

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87.

Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family.

I know him best as the host of The Gong Show. Take it away Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine. Dance for Chuck.

Huh. This is the second Chuck we’ve lost in the past few days. Godspeed Chucks.

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Terrorist Asian? Hmmmmm……..

I am somewhat suspect of the classification, but admit we are very early in this…….

He looks a LOT more like an Achmed than an Akio to me……

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Terrorist Attack in London

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With All His Obfuscating FBI Director Comey Revealed Something Important

In his time before the Congress Director Comey tried really, really hard to resist giving up any information at all. Even so, it appears that he did say something that has some importance.

“Comey to Congress: Russians DID NOT Give Podesta’s Emails to WikiLeaks”

Comey said something interesting today that nobody’s picked up on yet because they’re so distracted by this other stuff, which I can understand. He was asked specifically if WikiLeaks was furnished their information on Podesta and the phone calls by the Russians, and Comey said no.”

From here

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Undoubtedly Unattractive Leftists Seek To Ban Man’s Best Idea

According to the linked article this ‘Study’ was not done by any accredited scientific entity. It was done by a group of ‘Volunteers’. The writers of the article accept the conclusions of these volunteers but they should not. Reporting a ‘Study’ released by a bunch of agenda-driven activists is misleading. The article includes several images of one volunteer, Sarah Egner, and no one else, giving the impression that the ‘Group’ who released the ‘Study’ may consist of just one person.

“Yoga Pants: The newest environmental pollutant”

Yoga pants and comfy clothes blamed for rise in ocean pollution and contaminated seafood because microfibers wash into the sea

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Plastic fibers from yoga pants and fleece jackets may be polluting the oceans and finding their way into fish, oysters, and other wildlife, researchers say.

Clothes made from nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers every time they’re washed. The ‘microfibers’ are then flushed into the waterways and eventually make their way into the sea.

One study, conducted by volunteers in Florida, revealed 89 percent of their samples included at least one piece of plastic. Among those, microfibers made up 82 percent of the plastic found.”

From the UK Daily Mail

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San Francisco Moonbats Seek To Punish Businesses That Bid On Border Wall

There is no freedom in the City By The Bay. It’s run by power-mad leftists who seek to control others through the use of force. We, here at the Real Revo, have often observed that socialism is such a bad idea that it has always required force to bring people and companies into line with its tenets. Here we see another case of the truth behind that observation.

It is fair to ask if any business that is run by people who want their company to succeed should even consider doing business in San Francisco. The people who run the city are entirely willing to change the rules after agreeing to a contract. If your business finds one city official who is somehow offended by something you did, said, or allegedly said, he or she have the power – and the inclination – to destroy both you and your company.

“2 SF supes seek to punish companies for bidding on border wall”

Any company looking at President Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as a business opportunity may soon want to reconsider if it wants to do business with San Francisco.

Two supervisors will introduce legislation Tuesday that would bar San Francisco from contracting with companies that seek a deal to work on the wall during the bidding period, regardless of whether the companies win a contract.

“It is time to move beyond symbolism and use the power we have as a city to fight for the values we hold most dear,” said Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who is introducing the legislation with Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

“What we are saying is that we are not going to spend billions of dollars and line the pockets of businesses that engage in work that goes against the values that we hold most dear,” she said.”

More at the San Francisco Chronicle

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Ivanka gets a West Wing Office

It is an unofficial position with several official trappings.

Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter.

Since President Donald Trump took office, his eldest daughter has been a visible presence in the White House, where her husband, Jared Kushner, already serves as a senior adviser. On Friday, she participated in a meeting on vocational training with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the first daughter will not have an official title, but will get a West Wing office, government-issued communications devices and security clearance to access classified information. Gorelick said Ivanka Trump would follow the ethics rules that apply to government employees.

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Every man for himself in Syria?

Syria continues to be a Balkan-like powder keg.

The United States and Turkey are on a collision course in Raqqa, as Turkish officials warn that Washington’s reliance on Kurdish forces to liberate the Islamic State’s de facto capital would severely damage its relationship with Ankara.

The current U.S. plan to advance on Raqqa depends heavily on the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Syrian Kurdish militia that Washington has supported with airstrikes and provided with military equipment. But Turkish officials accuse the group of being just another name for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a group listed as a terror organization by Washington and Ankara that has waged a decades-long guerrilla war against Turkey. They say that the PKK has used YPG-held territory in Syria — territory gained in part with the backing of the United States — to train their fighters and plan attacks against Turkey.

“If [the United States] insists on carrying on this operation with terror organizations, our relations will be harmed – that is clear,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a group of visiting journalists this month. “Because it will show that they value terror organizations more than us.”

Turkish officials repeatedly declined to specify the steps they could take if Washington maintains its alliance with the YPG. But if Ankara wanted to, it could throw a sizeable wrench in U.S. strategy in the region — for example, by cutting off access to airbases in southern Turkey, from which the United States launches airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, or by deepening its cooperation with Russia.

Let’s break it down…

The United States and Turkey are NATO allies.

Turkey is supporting rebels in Syria who the US believes are terrorists.

Turkey’s rebels are fighting Assad.

The US is supporting rebels that Turkey considers to be terrorists.

The United States’ rebels are allied with Assad.

The US opposes Assad.

Turkey’s rebels are preparing to attack the United States’ rebels.

Russia is allied with Assad but not with US rebels who are also aligned with Assad who it often bombs.

Russia also bombs the enemy of US rebels.

Turkey hates Russia even though Russia bombs Turkey’s enemies.

Everybody in Syria wants to take Raqqa from ISIS even if they have to kill each other to do it.

I hope that helps.

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Rand Paul says it ain’t happening

Since the moment Donald Trump insulted Rand Paul’s hair, he’s been waiting for the moment to become an official pain in Trump’s ass. The time is now and there will be many other times in the future when it will be so. We knew that this and things like it were going to happen if Trump became President and we also knew that it was a very good thing to have people in the Party who will check him when needed.

Rand Paul says Obamacare 2.0 will be defeated in the Senate.

Today Rush Limbaugh postulated that the Bill was never made to pass the Senate by design.

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You need directions from Point A to Point Z?

Yesterday we had plenty of good conversation on the subject of electronic surveillance on Trump Tower. Let’s concede the fact that when Trump says “Wire Tap”, his meaning of that term is of an all inclusive nature. Things that are electronic typically have wires and you are conducting surveillance any time you tap into a conversation by whatever means. This is the generally accepted understanding of what President Trump means when he says “Wire Tap”.

So how is it that in the face of all the testimony that has taken place on this subject does the President continue to say that the Obama Administration put a Wire Tap on Trump Tower? Is it because he has to at this point? Is it because that there actually is evidence in his possession that proves this assertion? Does it even matter at this point because as Notamobster pointed out in comments yesterday, Trump supporters aren’t going quit supporting him if he misspoke?

How do we get from Point A to Point Z in a line of reasoning that explains that President Trump is telling the Truth as he knows it, when he says that the Obama Administration put a “Wire Tap” on Trump Tower?

Here’s how we get there.

Still we are told that there is more that the public hasn’t seen that clearly indicates who did what to who. If there is it will be made pubic when the President thinks it is most advantageous to do so. Until such time we will all be standing by for the next big Tweet.

 

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Your Government at Work

Deadly gas mines suitable for chemical warfare planted without notice in a residential area. Dog killed, child endangered.

Seriously. Read it.

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Even More Than A Conservative Supreme Court This Is What The Left Fears

Beginning under Franklin Roosevelt and continuing until it was massively expanded during Johnson, Carter, Reagan, both Bushes and Obama, the leviathan was built, populated with bureaucrats, and funded with deficit spending. No President has tried to reduce the size of government until now. Donald Trump has promised many things. One of them was to reduce government control.

What scares hell out of progressives is that he is methodically going after his promises and keeping them.

“To Truly Beat The Bureaucrats, Trump Needs To Shut Their Agencies Down”

Do Republicans really think that fewer than 5,000 appointees can win against 2.8 million federal employees who have a vested interest in absolutely nothing changing?

If there is to be real change in our form of government, the Trump administration needs to avoid the fatal flaw of previous Republican administrations: choosing to play the game by the Left’s rules.

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So my advice to President Trump is this: don’t play the game by the current rules. Change the rules by which the game is played. It’s time to cut the leviathan of government down to size. Trump’s hiring freeze is a good step in the right direction. It stops one of the reinforcing loops. But he needs to reverse the loop and cut the federal workforce by no less than 25 percent in four years. Trump should then consolidate and shut down departments.

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Once departments are shut down, bulldoze the buildings to the ground. Shatter them, plow them under, then build beautiful parks, Liberty Parks, over where the departments used to stand. Trump should also then consider “farming” some departments out to states, further breaking the leviathan apart.”

Read the rest at The Federalist

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POTUS all in on health care bill

Mr. Trump is warning conservative Republicans to vote for Rino-Care or face primaries.

President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with a stern message for Republicans who’ve been wobbly about dismantling Obamacare: Give me your vote or you may lose your seat in 2018.

During a closed-door meeting with the House GOP conference, the president gave a full-throated endorsement to the House repeal bill that will come to the floor for a vote on Thursday. He warned that if Republicans don’t pass the bill, “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018.”

Trump even called out the bill’s most vocal critic in the House, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who’s led the conservative opposition to the Republican health care plan. “Mark, I’m gonna come after you” if he keeps it up, Trump said, according to multiple sources.

Basically, it will be Obamacare but without Obama’s named tied to it.

More here.

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CNN Sides Against Gorsuch

In an article at CNN titled, “Democrats are powerless to block Neil Gorsuch — but they still have a decision to make”, writer Gregory Kreig takes the Democrat’s side. I guess that is not surprising. Every writer and commentator there has adopted the position that anything and anyone proposed by President Trump must be opposed. Kreig, however, is realistic enough to understand that Democrats will be unable to halt just about anything because they lost so many seats in the election and have become a small minority party. He also bemoans the fact that Democrats designed and implemented the so-called ‘Nuclear Option’ under Harry Reid, leaving it as a tool for the new Republican majority.

By using the so-called “nuclear option,” the GOP can eliminate the filibuster and allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with 51 votes. And while there is some anxiety in the ranks about what would be a permanent overhaul to Senate procedure, the nominee’s popularity with Republicans of almost all stripes and factions will make it that much more tempting. President Donald Trump, for one, has publicly encouraged McConnell to “go for it.”

So what is a Democrat to do?
Progressive groups and other outside interest organizations are clear on the question. Resist. That’s where the action is on the left right now and they are demanding Democratic senators do everything in their power to oppose Gorsuch.

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For Democrats, the upside in going to the wall to block Gorsuch is more concrete. In the short term, it could galvanize a fractured and dispirited base. Taking a longer and more speculative view, effectively pushing Republicans to the change rules now would also provide a future Democratic majority and president a smoother path to confirming their own pick.”

Read the rest at CNN

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I Don’t Know Who Took Over FNC From Roger Ailes But I’m Impressed

Judge Andrew Napolitano worked for Fox News Channel for a number of years. His job description called him a ‘Legal Analyst’. Not long ago he wandered off the legal reservation and got himself caught up in conspiracy topics that had nothing to do with legal analysis. He reported that several people, who he would not name, had told him that former President Obama had spied on Presidential candidate Trump.

For a long time I respected Napolitano. He had insights that few others could produce. But somehow he contracted the illness that has been plaguing CNN and the other three-letter news bureaus. Instead of hard news they are reporting rumors, innuendo, and lies.

I respect whomever is making decisions at FNC because they called Napolitano on his errors and cut him off. That is the right way to run a news bureau. If you don’t have good reporters doing good news you are not a news channel. One by one the mainstream news sources have fouled their nests and their reputations. The trusted sources all produced false news. Their former stars are all disgraced yet the companies still allow the people they have left to produce falsehoods.

The removal of Judge Napolitano is a pleasant change in a world where lies are increasingly accepted. Someone cares about the future of Fox News and is protecting its reputation for truth.

“Judge Napolitano OFF THE AIR at Fox News”

Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.”

From here

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The Blaze suspends Tomi Lahren

You can only go so far off the reservation in any organization. At some point, you are no longer part of the team.

In her appearance on The View, Lahren said she is pro-choice and called pro-life conservatives hypocrites, saying, “I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.”

Lahren’s denouncement of pro-lifers sparked a backlash from her coworkers, as well as other prominent conservatives.

In her typical adversarial style, Lahren fired back at critics on Twitter, saying, “I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”

Soon after Lahren’s tweet, a reporter at The Blaze, Kate Scanlon, tweeted, “There is no ‘my truth.’ There is only the truth.”

Another reporter at The Blaze, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, tweeted soon after: “Even Hillary Clinton didn’t call pro-life conservatives hypocrites.”

On Monday, founder of The Blaze Glenn Beck–in an unusual move–played a clip of Lahren seemingly flip-flopping on the abortion issue on his radio show. He also argued against Lahren’s stance that pro-life conservatives are hypocrites.

For the record, defending the lives of innocent persons is not considered government overreach even by libertarians. Nobody really wants to control what she does with her body. What people care about is what she does with the body of the innocent child.

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Buzz Kill

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“Stepping On Your Dick,” Part Deux

Regarding the “wiretapping” claim from Trump, it’s been one long, long train of perpetual dick-stepping. Dick-stepping all the way down:

Testifying in front of Congress this morning, FBI Director James Comey said he has seen no evidence to support President Trump’s accusation, first leveled weeks ago on Twitter, that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 general election: “We don’t have any information that supports those tweets,” he declared flatly.

By refusing, over and over again, to back down from Trump’s original, farfetched charge, his administration has inflicted a lot of completely unnecessary damage upon itself, and even upon the so-called special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

As if the initial, unsupported claim wasn’t bad enough, the administration spring-boarded off some random shit Andrew Napolitano said. When Trump’s claims were denied by our folks here at home, Napolitano claimed that Obama used British Intelligence to spy on Trump. This was verified by no one, and refuted by the Brits, but our admin ran with it like it was the gospel.

So now, in a completely unforced error, the Trump admin has smeared the Brits to protect his own narrative.

Maybe during his decades as a star of the New York tabloids, Trump came to believe that he could get out of trouble by making outrageous counter-accusations against his tormentors. Maybe in that realm, his belief was well founded. But the rules are different when you’re president.

Frankly, it was ALL unforced errors:
If it didn’t happen, Trump shouldn’t have accused Obama of doing it.
If it did happen, Trump should have presented evidence immediately.
If Napolitano was wrong, they should have let him twist on his own.
If Napolitano was right, they should have verified his info and possibly presented that.

Literally the only thing “productive” accomplished here was Trump and that issue dominating the news cycle for this period of time. And all he had to do was to incinerate his credibility and a percentage of his and our relationship with our oldest ally to do that.

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Americans Have A Term For This. We Call It ‘Stepping On Your D*ck’

Actually, it appears that the change was planned before Schultz made his stupid comment but the Daily Mail is connecting the two. We reported on Schultz’ inanity when it happened and noted that other coffee companies are making hay out of it. Black Rifle Coffee, for instance, consequently promised to hire as many veterans.

“Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz prepares to step down amid on-going boycott by Trump supporters following his vow to hire 10,000 refugees and rumors of a Democratic presidential bid”

Howard Schultz will step down as Starbucks CEO on April 3, as announced in December of last year

Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, is weeks away from stepping down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month.

The move was announced in December 2016, and Schultz will remain at the company as executive chairman. Kevin Johnson, Starbucks’ chief operating officer, will take on the role as CEO on April 3, 2017.

Earlier this year, Schultz made a vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years.”

More at the UK Daily Mail

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“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

Nancy Pelosi Says President trump is ‘Projecting’ when he says Democrats refuse to work with him. Then says Democrats won’t work with him. FTN’s Dickerson notices her inconsistency and calls her on it, “Then he’s right”.

How does someone this stupid learn to breathe?

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