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Omarosa: DeVos said black college students lack the 'capacity to understand' her agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly said the students who booed her May 2017 commencement speech at a historically black college didn't have the "capacity to understand" what she wants to accomplish, according to the tell-all book by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Manigault Newman describes DeVos' comments during a conversation with her after the May address at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University as "meaning, all those black students were too stupid to understand her agenda."

Manigault Newman trashes DeVos throughout the book and calls her "woefully inadequate and not equipped for her job." She alleges President Donald Trump referred to the education secretary as "Ditzy DeVos" and promised to "get rid of her" after the Bethune-Cookman event.

In the book, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," Manigault Newman also blames DeVos for confusion around an annual conference in D.C. for historically black colleges and universities, which the administration downsized in September 2017. She writes that DeVos was the "number one driver for cancellation."

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/14/omarosa-devos-black-college-students-777522

Artist donates henna crowns to cancer patients (video tweet)

https://twitter.com/boredpanda/status/1029488035195441157
Beautiful gesture, beautiful artwork.

Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs

Source: Foreign Policy

State Department diplomats who have children with disabilities and mental health issues say U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been ignoring their pleas for help in a struggle they’ve been waging for more than a year now against the erosion of their medical and education benefits.

A group of foreign service officers representing some 1,400 families sent Pompeo a letter in May saying the State Department had slashed benefit options and funding for children with special needs.

In the letter, obtained recently by Foreign Policy, the officials warned that the State Department Bureau of Medical Services was taking “deleterious actions” to restrict funding access for benefits the department is required to offer under U.S. disability law.

Now, nearly three months later, the secretary of state has yet to respond to the letter.

Read more: https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/14/exclusive-pompeo-ignores-plea-from-diplomats-with-children-with-special-needs-disabilities-mental-health-issues-diplomacy-state-department-medical-bureau/

Who do you think is the hungriest?🙄🤔😆😂

https://twitter.com/DAILYPUPPlES/status/1029465210304843776

Trump slurs Omarosa as 'that dog' in latest attack on former White House aide

President Donald Trump compared former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman to an animal in his ongoing feud with the reality TV star.

Trump’s three-time “Apprentice” castmate has been releasing secret White House recordings as she promotes her new tell-all book, and the president has been attacking Manigault’s intelligence and credentials.

“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” Trump tweeted. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1029329583672307712
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trump-slurs-omarosa-dog-latest-attack-former-white-houser-aide/

Alanis Morissette Updates 'Ironic' Lyrics (with James Corden)



Bobby Goodlatte strikes again (RE: Peter Strzok)!

I’m deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok’s career was ruined by my father’s political grandstanding. That committee hearing was a low point for Congress.

Thank you for your service sir. You are a patriot

https://twitter.com/rsg/status/1029057447393144832
I suppose there is not good to be a Thanksgiving dinner get together this year!

Records show road rage, gun threats in stand your ground shooter's past

The Clearwater man who shot and killed a father of three outside a convenience store in a parking dispute last month — setting off a stand your ground debate that has swept Florida and the nation — has a history of road rage.

Since 2012, according to records and interviews, 47-year-old Michael Drejka has been the accused aggressor in four incidents. Investigators documented three cases in police reports.

The other was not shared with authorities at the time but involved the same handicap-reserved parking spot outside the Circle A Food Store near Clearwater and another shooting threat.

Two involved allegations of Drejka showing a gun. In another, a trooper accused him of aggressive driving and cited him after a crash when Drejka braked hard in front of a woman driving with two children.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/Records-show-road-rage-gun-threats-in-stand-your-ground-shooter-s-past_170719109

Sacha Baron Cohen tricks pro-gun group leader into putting sex toy in his mouth

In his latest episode of "Who is America," Sacha Baron Cohen tricks the leader of a pro-gun group into putting a sex toy in his mouth as part of a fake defense strategy to survive beheadings.

Disguised as Israeli terror expert Erran Morad, Cohen "trains" Youth Shooters of America president Dan Roberts on how to survive a terrorist beheading by biting the attacker's genitalia and yelling orders.

According to its website, Youth Shooters of America is a group that helps organize "shooting events, social events and media coverage for the youth shooting sports."

As part of the training session, Cohen holds up a sword and instructs Roberts to "identify the target" and "attack."

Cohen wears a strap-on to represent the attacker's penis in the video, which Roberts bites during the drill before yelling "drop your weapons" and “my mouth is big enough for two of these.”

https://twitter.com/cynicsanonymous/status/1028892851076247552

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/401509-sacha-baron-cohen-tricks-pro-gun-group-leader-into-putting-sex-toy-in-his?__twitter_impression=true


New audio: "Goddamn it," Trump says. "I don't love you leaving at all."

https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1028961157544075264
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