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Emotional moment as first-ever turbaned Sikh MP calls out UK Prime Minister for racist attacks on...

Emotional moment as first-ever turbaned Sikh MP calls out UK Prime Minister for racist attacks on Muslim women.

Powerful reminder that you don’t need to be Muslim to stand against Islamophobia or a woman to stand against sexism.

Thank you, @TanDhesi ❤️

https://twitter.com/SikhProf/status/1169229437403127809

Between Two Ferns with Ivanka coming soon

Now: Trump White House must restore Brian Karem's press pass, judge orders

Now: Trump White House must restore Brian Karem's press pass, judge orders https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V6enZY

"Even the temporary suspension of his pass inflicts irreparable harm on his First Amendment rights," DC Judge Rudolph Contreras writes. Full opinion:




https://twitter.com/MikeScarcella/status/1169017922859229184


Playboy’s White House correspondent @BrianKarem gets his White House hard pass back & @BoutrousTed, one of the most prominent first amendment attorneys in the country, gets another victory against the White House

Boutros also repped CNN/@Acostawhen he had his pass taken away

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1169018146369474565


Whoopi Goldberg warns Debra Messing for trying to publicize Trump donors

"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday took aim at actress Debra Messing, saying that her suggestion to publicly identify the names of President Trump's donors attending a fundraiser could lead to a "blacklist."

During Tuesday's show, Goldberg addressed Messing's tweet encouraging the publication of the names of attendees at the president's upcoming fundraiser in Beverly Hills during Emmys week, calling Messing's desire to see Trump's donors outed publicly dangerous.

“Listen, the last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg told her audience.

“This is not a good idea, OK?” she continued. “Your idea of who you don't want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.”

“We had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff. Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work. ... In this country, people can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country," Goldberg added.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/459765-whoopi-goldberg-rips-debra-messing-for-trying-to-publicize-trump-donors?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true


Meh... we know what kind of people you have given a pass to, Whoopi 'I know it wasn't rape-rape' Goldberg. How's your friend Mel doing these days?

Someone commented that Donald Trump stands like a centaur without its hind legs, and now I can't...

This checks out.

Someone commented that Donald Trump stands like a centaur without its hind legs, and now I can't unsee it. https://twitter.com/Rschooley/stat




https://twitter.com/Rschooley/status/1168949319279489025




EDIT to add a few pics:





"... and they patted the US President on the head and let him be excused to go play elsewhere."

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1168939462312759298
Pretty much.

Mike Pence's Political Team Has Spent Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars at Trump Properties

Vice President Mike Pence says his boss didn’t order him to stay at a Trump property during an official visit to Ireland over the weekend, despite it being more than 150 miles from where a slew of official meetings will take place. Which would fit with a pattern. Pence has never needed orders to steer money to his boss’s businesses.

Since 2017, Pence’s political group, the Great America Committee, has dropped about $224,000 at Trump properties, chiefly the Trump International Hotel in Washington and its on-site steakhouse, according to Federal Election Commission records maintained by ProPublica.

Such spending appears to be a family affair. Pence’s brother, freshman Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN), has also dropped considerable sums at the Trump hotel. In fact, Rep. Pence’s campaign amended a number of FEC filings this year after USA Today noted that the campaign appeared to be illegally paying for the congressman to live at the Trump hotel. The Pence campaign said those expenses were reported incorrectly, and amended FEC filings accordingly.

As of March, when Rep. Pence’s campaign reported its latest Trump property expenditure, the campaign had spent about $45,000 at the president’s businesses.

The spending by the Pence brothers reflects a broader trend taking place throughout the Republican Party, where officials are doling out campaign cash to properties and businesses associated with the president. But the vice president is a particularly prolific Trump property patron. Only the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have spent more at Trump businesses than Pence’s PAC during the 2020 election cycle.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/mike-pences-political-team-has-spent-nearly-a-quarter-million-dollars-at-trump-properties

Oh hell naw. No. No ma'am.

https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1168368795615924224
The Goteik viaduct (Burmese: ဂုတ်ထိပ်တံတား, also known as Gohteik viaduct) is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. It is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

The bridge was constructed in 1899 by the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction Company, and opened in 1900.[2] The components were made by the Pennsylvania Steel Company and were shipped from the United States. The rail line was constructed to help expand the influence of the British Empire in the region. The construction project was overseen by Sir Arthur Rendel, engineer for the Burma Railway Company.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goteik_viaduct


Jeffrey Epstein's New York Hunting Ground: Dance Studios

The financier recruited young dancers to give him erotic massages even after his 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from a minor.



Lisa was 17 when a fellow dancer approached her after a ballet class in 2002 and asked if she wanted to give private exercise classes to a wealthy man named Jeffrey Epstein.

Another dancer, Priscilla, received a similar pitch in 2006 from a woman, this time to give Mr. Epstein a massage.

The same year, a third dancer, Marlo Fisken, was asked if she would become his personal trainer.

At the time, Mr. Epstein was exploiting dozens of girls he had plucked from high schools and shopping malls in Florida, luring them to his Palm Beach mansion and coercing them into giving him erotic massages through false promises, cash payments and threats, according to court records.

But in New York City, Mr. Epstein had a different hunting ground: dance studios.

The scope of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking in Manhattan has become clearer as several lawsuits have been filed against his estate in the days since he was found dead from a suicide in his jail cell in Manhattan, where he had been awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.

The suits say that when Mr. Epstein was luring teenagers into sexual exploitation in Florida, he was using a network of recruiters within New York City’s dance studios to procure aspiring performers into a similar scheme.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-dance-victims.html

The 2nd floor. the 2nd fucking floor.

https://twitter.com/6INNER/status/1168642796489756673
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