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Rhiannon12866

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Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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The Daily Show: Students vs. Climate Change & Oil Companies vs. Oceans



Ronny Chieng cheers on the students who took part in climate change protests around the world and takes oil companies to task for disregarding their impact on marine life.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 25, 2019, 10:39 PM (2 replies)

The Daily Show - Mueller Report Series Finale: No Collusion, Maybe Obstruction



Donald Trump claims legal victory and complete exoneration after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation finds no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite Attorney General William Barr’s statement that the report does not exonerate Trump from obstruction of justice.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 25, 2019, 10:28 PM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: So Much News, So Little Time - New Zealand's Ban & a Possible Biden-Abrams Ticket



New Zealand takes swift action to ban assault rifles after the Christchurch shooting and rumors swirl that Joe Biden is announcing a 2020 run with Stacey Abrams.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 25, 2019, 10:25 PM (0 replies)

Trump Assembles A Confederacy Of Dummies To Stymie Climate Science

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Doubling Down On Climate Denial

The New York Times reports that senior White House staff members are considering the formation of a panel to attack the findings of the National Climate Assessment released last fall. One of the members of that panel will likely be William Happer, a physicist at Princeton who claims that there is no such thing as too much carbon dioxide. Trees and crops need it to grow, therefore it is, ipso facto, beneficial to humanity.

If 97% of climate scientists agree global warming is happening and human activity is largely responsible, Happer is solidly in the 3% who say exactly the opposite. In 2014, Happer stated publicly “the demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” according to Esquire. “There is no precedent for something like this,” said Douglas Brinkley, a historian who has written books about five US presidents. “Other presidents have attacked policy initiatives, but not science.”

Adding insult to injury, Trump this week nominated Kelly Knight Craft to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations. In a 2017 interview, Craft stated she believes there are “scientists on both sides that are accurate.” The appointment has drawn fire from Republicans. R. Nicholas Burns, who served as under secretary of state for political affairs in the administration of George W. Bush, tells the New York Times, “She’s taken this bizarre position. She will find that in New York, at the Security Council, climate change is one of the top issues. If the representative of the world’s largest economy and one of the largest emitters doesn’t understand the science of this issue, it makes the U.S. look feckless and irresponsible.”

And who is Kelly Knight Craft? She is currently the US ambassador to Canada. And how did she get that job? Her husband, Joseph W. Craft III, is a billionaire coal magnate from Kentucky. He and his wife were major contributors to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and donated to his inaugural committee. More evidence of the cesspool of corruption that Trump has enabled in Washington.

In response, we can only offer this satirical and all too accurate video brought to our attention recently by CleanTechnica reader Are Hansen. It’s 8 minutes long and well worth your time.





Much more: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/21/trump-assembles-a-confederacy-of-dummies-to-stymie-climate-science/


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Mar 24, 2019, 04:09 AM (5 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 3/22/19

Monologue: Whiny Little Witch



Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the release of the Mueller Report and President Trump's feud with deceased Senator John McCain.




F**k You, Mom! Magazine



The Official Magazine for Entitled Brats.




Larry Charles: Humanity's Death Race



"Religulous" Director Larry Charles and Bill Maher reunite to discuss the need for a dose of reality in today's political discourse.




New Rule: Reverse Improvement



In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls on companies to stop making "upgrades" to popular products that nobody wants, needs, or likes.




Overtime: Irshad Manji, Larry Charles, Eric Swalwell, Evelyn Farkas, Kristen Soltis Anderson



Bill and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Mar 23, 2019, 12:17 AM (13 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Fox News' Weird Obsession with Her



Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about congressional hearings, being an object of obsession for Fox News and interacting with her colleagues across the aisle.




Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Down What the Green New Deal Really Is



Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about the Green New Deal, showing the inner workings of Capitol Hill and her past as a science fair award-winner.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:30 PM (6 replies)

Seth Meyers: Joe Biden's Presidential Run, Happiness in the United States - Monologue - 3/21/19






Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Abolishing the Electoral College, Trump's Donation



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of March 18.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:20 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show - Unsolved Mysteries: What Happened to Rudy Giuliani?



What happened to Rudy Giuliani? That's this week on "Unsolved Mysteries: White House Edition" with Roy Wood Jr.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:15 PM (7 replies)

The Daily Show: Who's Responsible for the Rise of Socialism in America?



Fox News may blame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders for socialism’s increasing popularity, but Neal Brennan thinks it’s clearly due to rich people’s endless greed.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 10:09 PM (0 replies)

Indiana House amends bill to make driver's license gender changes harder

By: Matt McKinney

INDIANAPOLIS — A week after the Indiana BMV changed its policy to allow people to put an X for their gender on driver’s licenses, a House committee changed a bill to mark it harder for Hoosiers to do exactly that.

The BMV changes mean you can mark M, F or X. The third option was created for people who don’t identify as male or female.

If you want to change your gender on your driver’s license, you need a doctor’s note or an updated birth certificate.

House Republicans voted Wednesday to amend Senate Bill 182 to remove the doctor’s note option for changing your information at the BMV.

This means you would need an updated birth certificate if the bill becomes law. To update your birth certificate, you need a court order, a photo ID with a mailing address and a check for the applicable fees.


Read more: https://www.theindychannel.com/news/politics/indiana-house-amends-bill-to-make-drivers-license-gender-changes-harder
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:44 AM (0 replies)
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