Aaron Sorkin To Congressional Newbies: “Stop Acting Like Young People”; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back

“I really like the new crop of young people,” he told Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on CNN today and was excerpted on Twitter by progressive activist Jordan Uhl. “They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that.” The Democrats, Sorkin went on, have “a great opportunity to be the non-stupid party.”

Digging himself deeper, he elaborated, “It’s not just about trans-gender bathrooms. That’s a Republican talking point they’re trying to distract ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-20 21:47pm to the Politics forum.

Here Is The Most Predictably Depressing Part Of A Predictably Depressing Fight (So Far)

Okay, so, on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao—a semi-washed 40-year-old homophobe and ally of a murderous dictator—will fight Adrien Broner—a somehow-even-more-washed occasional creep and an all-the-time dick. Broner was supposed to be the next big thing, but instead he’s lost and drawn his last two fights while melting down outside the ring. As for Pacquiao, he’s more of an evil politician than a boxer these days. Both men are past their peak it seems, and the best thing ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-20 21:05pm to the Sports forum.

Did CIA Director Gina Haspel run a black site at Guantánamo?

An attorney for the accused architect of the Sept. 11 attacks told a judge in a secret session last year that CIA Director Gina Haspel ran a secret agency outpost at Guantánamo, an apparent reference to a post-9/11 black site, according to a recently declassified transcript.

The claim by Rita Radostitz, a lawyer for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, appears in one paragraph of a partially redacted transcript of a secret hearing held at Guantánamo on Nov. 16. Defense lawyers were arguing, in a motion ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-01-20 18:59pm to the Crime forum.

‘It’s like hell here’: Australia bakes as record temperatures nudge 50C and we approach the eschaton

It was 48.9C last Tuesday in Port Augusta, South Australia, an old harbour city that now harvests solar power. Michelle Coles, the owner of the local cinema, took off her shoes at night to test the concrete before letting the dogs out. “People tend to stay at home,” she said. “They don’t walk around when it’s like this.”

It’s easy to see why: in the middle of the day it takes seconds to blister a dog’s paw or child’s foot. In Mildura, in northern Victoria, last week gardeners ...
Submitted by sacred animal at 2019-01-20 15:58pm to the The World forum.

Gamer raises over $110,000 for trans charity Mermaids by playing Donkey Kong non-stop

The YouTuber added: “I chose Mermaids specifically, because when they were designated some funding via the National Lottery, Graham Linehan, a comedy writer who did some work on a good show 20 years ago, a very normal man who is very angry about trans people all day nowadays, went on Mumsnet and told them to email the National Lottery en masse.

“Well done, Graham… now, tons of people know about Mermaids, and support them just to spite you!”

The stream has been met with love from trans ...
Submitted by Please Do Not Read This Text at 2019-01-20 11:38am to the Video Games forum.

White Students in MAGA Hats Taunt, Harass Native American Elder and Vietnam Vet

Activist Simar Ahluwalia, who uses his Twitter account to call out displays of Trump-inspired racism across the country, said the students are from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, KY. The school’s motto is: “Educating Young Men Spiritually, Academically, Physically and Socially.”...“The group consisted of mostly white men who sought to intimidate, mock, and scare us with a mob mentality in order to silence a demonstration that was mostly concluded,” the woman wrote in ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-20 2:15am to the Politics forum.

Ex-CovCath basketball player charged with rape

Former Covington Catholic basketball player Jacob Walter pinned a woman down Sunday and raped her until she bled, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Walter, 18, was arrested Tuesday night and faces three felony charges: One of rape and two of sodomy. He appeared before a Boone County judge Wednesday via a video arraignment.
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-01-19 23:43pm to the Crime forum.

Orange County Judge Hands Down Verdicts in Cases of Seven Silent Sam Protesters

Judge Lunsford Long found two defendants not guilty on charges of assaulting an officer and resisting an officer, respectively. He found another defendant guilty on two counts of assaulting an officer and accepted a guilty plea from a fourth for violating the state’s anti-masking law. Three other defendants agreed to perform community service in exchange for having their charges dropped.

Jody Anderson, a twenty-two-year-old electrician from Raleigh, was one of eight activists arrested during ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-01-19 21:00pm to the Crime forum.

Mexico's crime-fighting national guard wins lower house approval

Mexican legislators have overwhelmingly voted for the creation of a new 60,000-member national guard, a proposal embraced by leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as a crucial tool in the fight against organised crimes. The proposal was approved on Wednesday by about three-quarters of the lower house of Congress, 362 votes in favour and 119 against, with changes to Mexico's constitution requiring a two-thirds vote in both the chambers...Critics of the new guard fear it could further ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-19 17:36pm to the Crime forum.

Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. The four found guilty of misdemeanours in the recent case were volunteers for No More Deaths, which said in a statement the group had been providing life-saving aid to migrants. The ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-19 17:32pm to the Politics forum.

Dozens killed as oil pipeline explodes in Mexico's Tlahuelilpan

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured allegedly by thieves in central Mexico has killed 66 people and badly burned several others...The deadly incident came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive against fuel theft gangs that drilled dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines an astounding 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018.
Submitted by SharoKham at 2019-01-19 17:13pm to the Crime forum.

We Work for the Federal Government and It's Time to Strike

We are into the fourth week of this absurd government shutdown which has left 800,000 federal workers without pay around the United States. In one more week, workers will miss another paycheck, bringing catastrophe for many of them and their families.

This farce has continued long enough. The indignities to both the federal workforce and the American public should never have been allowed to go this far. It is time for federal workers to organize and strike the government.
Submitted by Finster at 2019-01-19 15:58pm to the Politics forum.

Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as "not accurate" Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted.
Submitted by SolarW at 2019-01-19 8:20am to the Politics forum.

Paul’s lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker’s political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

That’s fine with the neighbor’s attorney, who’s pushing back against a second request from Paul’s team: to also refrain from talk of the senator’s lawn-maintenance habits.

Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-01-19 2:09am to the Politics forum.

How a Tiny, Red Male Thong Changed Pro Bodybuilding Forever

In 1986, Rich Gaspari waltzed on stage of the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness Pro Championships and changed the sport forever. He wasn’t wearing more traditional bodybuilding trunks — instead, he posed in a thin, red thong, a few inches shorter than his competitors’, that exposed his ripped glutes.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-01-18 22:24pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

He could content himself with a jailhouse diet that he said left him perpetually hungry. Or he could labor in the prison’s kitchen to earn money to buy extra food at the commissary.

Cruz went to work. But his $1-a-day salary at the privately run Adelanto Detention Facility did not stretch far.

A can of commissary tuna sold for $3.25. That is more than four times the price at a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-01-18 21:59pm to the Crime forum.

Rose McGowan Apologizes to the Transgender Community

In an interview with Pink News, actress and activist Rose McGowan apologized to the transgender community both for remarks she made in the past as well as a confrontation last year with a transgender woman at Barnes & Noble.

In 2017, McGowan appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race podcast What’s the Tee. During that appearance, she made several problematic remarks about the transgender community. During that podcast she said:

Something -it’s funny – I talk to to my trans friends ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-01-18 22:03pm to the Off Topic News forum.


Welcome to the homepage of the Centennial Bulb, the Longest burning Light Bulb in history. Now in its 117th year of illumination. For those of you coming here for the first time, feel free to explore the pages of our amazing little bulb, with pictures, stories, facts, and history.

Just a quick goodbye as the webmaster for this site. After 18 years I'm turning over the reigns of this tribute site to new hands. Let me say a word of thanks to all the wonderful people I was privileged to work with ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-01-18 21:26pm to the The World forum.

House floor erupts after GOP lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

The House floor erupted Thursday shortly before Congress adjourned for the week when Republican Rep. Jason Smith (Missouri) yelled a potentially racially charged remark across the aisle as Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas was at the podium.

“Go back to Puerto Rico!” the Missouri congressman shouted, punctuating a stream of Republican whooping and hollering at the Democratic majority for initially rejecting their request to redo a vote on a continuing resolution to reopen shuttered ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-01-18 21:22pm to the Politics forum.

Spectre Unmasked: Racist 'Alt-Right' Podcaster Used To Be Local Reporter

A 49-year-old man named Norman Asa Garrison III, who has written under the byline Trey Garrison for publications like The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and Reason, identifies himself within the racist “alt-right” movement pseudonymously as “Spectre.”

Garrison, posing as Spectre, presently hosts Third Rail, a podcast published on Mike “Enoch” Peinovich’s white nationalist website The Right Stuff. He sometimes depicts himself to other racists as a psychiatrist with a practice in ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-01-18 21:23pm to the Politics forum.