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Ottawa mayor tells Raptors to 'forget the White House' and visit Trudeau instead after victory

https://thehill.com/policy/international/448738-ottawa-mayor-tells-raptors-to-forget-the-white-house-and-visit-trudeau

Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, Canada, urged the Toronto Raptors to visit the Canadian Parliament instead of the White House after the team won the NBA Finals this week.

Watson called on Prime Minister Trudeau to invite the team to the country’s Parliament in an online post on Friday.

“Forget the White House for a victory lap. Come to Ottawa and Parliament Hill so Canada can congratulate you,” Watson wrote.

https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/status/1139541917971222529

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Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:23 PM (3 replies)

Pelosi: "I don't think there is anything more divisive we can do than to impeach a President..."

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1140016380575567872

I have to agree, however, I also think that enough information is known to start an impeachment inquiry.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:11 PM (26 replies)

FAIR WARNING: If you hire Sarah Sanders, millions of people will not watch your program...

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1139891068156223488

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:40 AM (6 replies)

How a Texas oil heiress got scammed -- and then seduced -- by Twitter's most inept Trump-loving troll

https://gen.medium.com/catfished-by-jacob-wohl-23f35da1cbcc


Jacob Wohl and Carolyne Cass

Last October, two men came forward with a staggering claim: Robert Mueller, the two-year thorn in Trump’s side, had committed rape. They would hold a press conference in Arlington, Virginia, with Mueller’s alleged victim, a woman named Carolyne Cass. It was time, the two men said, to hear her story.

One of them was Jacob Wohl, a then-20-year-old, right-wing provocateur from Southern California. The other was Jack Burkman, a middle-aged lawyer, Republican lobbyist, and noted conspiracy theorist.

The conference, held in a drab room at a Holiday Inn, was a disaster. Wohl and Burkman arrived without Cass, whom they claimed had been scared off by death threats. Not that her presence would have mattered much: By the time the news conference had begun, the rape accusations had already been debunked, as reporters and internet sleuths easily discovered that Mueller was in Washington, D.C. on jury duty during the week of the alleged rape, which Wohl and Burkman say happened in New York City. The presser quickly devolved into an exercise in ignominy. When Wohl speculated that Mueller could have somehow been in both places at once, the journalists broke into laughter. Oh, and Burkman’s fly was down during the entire event.

At one point, a journalist asked whether they’d received permission to use Cass’ name in the accusation. “Yes, of course we have permission,” Burkman answered crossly.

As the debacle unfolded on livestream, people across social media asked what the hell was going on. Sitting in a friend’s New York City apartment, Carolyne Cass wondered the same thing. Just 24 hours earlier, she’d believed Wohl was a 25-year-old, Mossad-trained private investigator named “Matthew Cohen.” Now, she didn’t know what to think.

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Much more at link

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:20 AM (2 replies)

Jill Wine-Banks tweet; Why does anyone listen to 45? How can McGahn sit silent in the face of this?

https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks/status/1139896468213510149

He's maligned McGahn, calling him a liar on national TV. McGahn should break his silence and testify before Congress!
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:10 AM (9 replies)

Russia's Putin gives China's Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1139879132379209730

I don't think I'd eat ANYTHING from Putin.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:01 AM (5 replies)

Arkansas authorities arrest woman in killing of former state senator

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/448703-arkansas-authorities-arrest-woman-in-killing-of-former-state-senator

Arkansas authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith (R), State Police and Randolph County Sheriff's deputies announced Friday.

Special agents have taken Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, into custody and criminal charges against her are pending, police said in a statement.

Police said the investigation is currently at a “critical juncture,” and they are not releasing any further information to maintain the case's integrity.

Collins-Smith, 57, was reportedly found in her Pocahontas, Ark., home with a gunshot wound on June 4. It wasn’t clear how long she had been dead when her body was found, but she was said to be wrapped in some kind of blanket and her body had begun to decompose.

Collins-Smith served in the state House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. When she was first elected, she identified as a Democrat but switched to the Republican Party during her first term.

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Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:57 AM (6 replies)

And now a public service announcement from UP with David Gura

https://twitter.com/UPonMSNBC/status/1139869800086290433

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:22 AM (1 replies)

U.S. claims Iran shot down American drones prior to oil tanker attacks

https://www.axios.com/iran-oil-tankers-us-drones-e7ed44d5-4036-42d4-a4e0-04bba5a46fc4.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic


The Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker, which was attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Iranian forces reportedly shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone in the hours before Thursday's attack on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. official tells CNN.

Why it matters: Heightened tensions and hawkish American rhetoric in the wake of Thursday's incident have brought back recently reduced fears that the U.S. could be on course for war with Iran.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump have accused Iran of being responsible for the oil tanker attacks based on U.S. intelligence that has not been made public.

The administration released a video on Friday purporting to show Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing a mine from one of the oil tankers after the attack. "It’s probably got essentially Iran written all over it," Trump said in a Fox & Friends interview, referring to the video.

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The other side: The Iranian mission to the U.N. dismissed accusations of orchestrating the oil tanker attack as "unfounded" on Thursday and called for an immediate dialogue to reduce pressure and prevent "the reckless and dangerous policies and practices of the U.S."

Iran's president also said Saturday the country would continue to scale back its compliance with provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal until other parties tot he agreement show "positive signs," Reuters reports.


I read yesterday the drone wasn't shot down.
Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:20 AM (8 replies)

"...please try to keep your pants on. no one wants to see that weird misshapen mushroom thing"

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1139862491821817858

Posted by Dennis Donovan | Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:06 AM (8 replies)
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