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Trump Is Now Denying That He Mocked Serge Kovlaski's Disability.

It is becoming harder these days to turn on you TV and not see the ugly hate filled face of Donald Trump. I've become accustomed to it and don't pay much attention when he appears on my screen. But today was different. After spending a good amount of my weekend surfing the web (specifically DU) and seeing the video of Trump mocking the reporter appear over and over again it definitely caught my eye when I heard the reporter on the news this morning say "Trump is denying he ever mocked the reporter's disability." REALLY?...

Not only did the scumbag deny mocking Kovlaski's disability but his campaign is now demanding an apology from the press! Let me repeat that TRUMP IS DEMANDING AN APOLOGY! An apology from the press for actually doing their job! I was amused when the reporter at "Good Morning America" called him "teflon Don" which does sum this whole thing up pretty well. Nothing this motherfucker says ever gets him in trouble.

From NYMag

Journalists and disability advocates were none too amused by Trump’s performance. In the face of mounting criticism, Trump released a lengthy statement on Thanksgiving, claiming that he had had no idea that Kovaleski was handicapped.

“I don’t know who this reporter Serge Kovaleski is, what he looks like, or his level of intelligence,” Trump wrote. “I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago. If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped, I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. If I did know, I would definitely not say anything about his appearance.”

Lets see...

More from the NYMag

“I don’t know who this reporter Serge Kovaleski is, what he looks like, or his level of intelligence,” Trump wrote. “I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago. If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped, I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. If I did know, I would definitely not say anything about his appearance.”

But according to Kovaleski, Trump knows exactly what he looks like.

“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” Kovaleski told the New York Times. “I’ve interviewed him in his office.”

In fact, Kovaleski knows Trump well enough not to be shocked by the billionaire’s insults.

“The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record,” Kovaleski told the Washington Post.

Unbelievable. One line in there really stood out to me:
"Donald and I were on a FIRST NAME BASIS FOR YEARS"
Trump is a dangerous pathological liar. What upsets me more than the man himself is how gullible his supporters are. Ditto heads all of 'em. Lets see it one more time for good measure.

This guy is devastating to the image of our country.

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Skyrocket


Badass! Killer Mike Bernie Intro Full

"I have no time to re live the Reagan years." "No time to see America elect our own Margaret thatcher!"


Fight For $15 With Robert Reich

Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.

Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017.

But Republicans have tried to undermine the president by sowing uncertainty about whether the U.S. will make good on its promises. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other GOP leaders have warned other countries not to trust any deal Obama may strike; other GOP allies are working to nullify Obama's emissions-cutting steps at home.

"Congress and more than half of the states have already made clear that he won't be speaking for us," according to a McConnell opinion column posted on The Washington Post's website. He said it would be "irresponsible for an outgoing president to purport to sign the American people up" for a new climate agreement.

About 150 heads of state are set to join Obama for talks on Monday and Tuesday as the deal nears the finish line. The goal is to secure worldwide cuts to emissions of heat-trapping gases to limit the rise of global temperatures to about another 2 degrees from now.

With little room for error, leaders have tried to avoid the pitfalls that undercut global climate negotiations in the past — specifically, those in Kyoto, Japan, in the early 1990s and in Denmark during Obama's first term.

The deal in Kyoto — which the U.S. never ratified — spared developing countries such as China and India from mandatory emissions cuts, causing resentment in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. The Paris agreement would be the first to involve all countries.

In Copenhagen in 2009, leaders managed only to produce a broad-strokes agreement that fell far short of intended goals.

The concept behind a Paris pact is that the 170 or so nations already have filed their plans. They would then promise to fulfill their commitments in a separate arrangement to avoid the need for ratification by the Republican-run Senate. That dual-level agreement could be considered part of a 1992 treaty already approved by the Senate, said Nigel Purvis, an environmental negotiator in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

But it's not just about whether or not to ratify.

In the United States, the talks are entangled in the debate about whether humans really are contributing to climate change, and what, if anything, policymakers should do about it. Almost all Republicans, along with some Democrats, oppose the steps Obama has taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions, arguing they will hurt the economy, shutter coal plants and eliminate jobs in power-producing states.

Half the states are suing the administration to try to block Obama's unprecedented regulations to cut power plant emissions by roughly one-third by 2030. These states say Obama has exceeded his authority and is misusing the decades-old Clean Air Act. If their lawsuit succeeds, Obama would be hard-pressed to deliver the 26 percent to 28 percent cut in overall U.S. emissions by 2030 that he has promised as America's contribution.

Opponents also are trying to gut the power plant rules through a rarely used legislative maneuver that already has passed the Senate. A House vote is expected while international negotiators are in Paris.

Senate Republicans are working to block Obama's request for the first installment of a $3 billion pledge to a U.N. fund to help countries adapt to climate change, a priority for poorer countries. What's more, the Republicans running for president are unanimous in their opposition to Obama's power plant rules; many say that if elected, they immediately would rip up the rules.

"America is extremely divided, and there doesn't seem to be any prospect that's going to change at least in the next year or two," Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., who is attending the talks, said in an interview. "America's leadership is not as great as it should be given the recalcitrance and the continuing obstructionism of the opposition party."

Obama's aides say commitments from China to curb emissions show that developing nations are finally on board. Republicans had argued that U.S. action would be irrelevant as long as major emitters such as China were still polluting, while India and other developing countries tried to hide behind China's inaction and said they bore less responsibility because they historically have emitted less than the U.S.

The Obama administration mostly has acted through executive power: proposing the carbon dioxide limits on power plants, which mostly affect coal-fired plants; putting limits on methane emissions; and ratcheting up fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, which also cuts down on carbon pollution.

The White House says Obama plans to highlight how developing countries are stepping up when he meets on the sidelines of the Paris talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama also expects to talk with the leaders of island nations at risk from rising seas and warmer temperatures.

I Think The Families Of Planned Parenthood Shooting Victims Deserve An Apology...

From Fiorina and the rest of the right wingers who lie and deceive. I cant help but think that they have blood on their hands today. Ms. Fiorina remember this: fear mongering and lying is a dangerous habit and in extreme cases innocent people get hurt when powerful people like you spread lies. Now even though I know you would never do it, I deeply believe that you should apologize to the families of the victims who were injured and those who lost their lives. The fearmongering must stop. If you continue to spread this garbage then you are truly a sick sick human being.

Sign The Card: Thank The Nurses, Doctors, and Other Staff At PP for Their Work

Sign the thank you card to Planned Parenthood employees during the wake of this awful tragedy


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"Thanks a lot, Carly."

When I heard about the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic the first thing that popped into my head was "Gee, thanks a lot, Carly." I can't help but think this attack has something to do with the things Carly Fiorina said during the republican debates, the fake story about them harvesting babies brains. This is exactly what happens when people lie and fear monger. Fuck Fiorina the blood is on her hands. Fuck her. Its so sad that innocent people who where at that clinic because they needed healthcare were ruthlessly attacked because of what this...person said.
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