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Hate-filled racists are outraged to hear that Muslims can eat Toblerone chocolate bars.

This is NOT from the Onion.

"Members of Europe's far right have called for a mass boycott of Toblerone, after discovering that the popular triangular chocolate bar is halal-certified.

Halal is an Arabic word that denotes that a food or service is permissible according to Islamic law. It excludes foods containing pork or alcohol, and requires that animals are slaughtered by a Muslim by a cut to the throat, without being stunned.
Toblerone has not changed its recipe, but some online commentators have taken badly the news that its factory in Bern, Switzerland, achieved a halal certification in April -- with the federal spokesman of Germany's nationalist AfD party claiming it showed the "Islamization" of Europe."

More at the CNN link: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/19/europe/toblerone-halal-boycott-scli-intl/index.html

Trump gives troops a thumb in the eye from afar.

I can only imagine how troops on the ground must feel after hearing such comments from their Commander and Chief. A recent Washington Post article reveals that:

"Although he signed off on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s requests to bolster the American military presence in Afghanistan and Syria and retain the footprint in Iraq, Trump isn’t a fan of U.S. military operations there.

In meetings about a potential visit, he has described the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan as “a total shame,” according to the advisers."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-discusses-possible-trump-visit-to-troops-in-iraq-or-afghanistan/2018/11/19/9f6724d8-ec2a-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.182077bb3e8e

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

Edited to reference this earlier post: https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2196904

This scares the hell out of me.

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-hospitalized-with-fractured-ribs/2018/11/08/65c48a04-e360-11e8-8f5f-a55347f48762_story.html?utm_term=.8c364c68fcfb

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Thursday morning after fracturing three ribs during a fall in her office Wednesday night, the court said.

Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early this morning for observation and treatment.

A statement from the court said that Ginsburg returned home Wednesday night but went to the hospital early Thursday after “experiencing discomfort overnight.” She called court police to take her there before dawn.


New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-hospitalized.html

MSNBC video: https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhle/watch/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-hospitalized-after-falling-in-office-1365100099835?v=raila&

I'm not a praying man, but if ever I could send well wishes to someone she's getting them.

Ballot receipt! Gotta love it!

I love getting this little notice every election after my mail-in ballot has been counted:

Hello [Onebro],

Your ballot for the November 2018 General Election has been accepted and will be counted. Get your special Oregon "I Voted" virtual sticker bit.ly/multcoivoted If you have any questions call 503-988-3720.

Visit www.mcelections.org for more election information.



Actually, I get an email notice telling me my ballot has been mailed to me. Then, after I complete my ballot and return it to the election office, I get a second email notice telling me it has been received (but not yet verified); THEN I get a third and final notice (above) telling me my ballot has been accepted.

I love it!

Kavanaugh's lie is no longer a minor thing.

A 17 year old who is drinking beer illegally knows he’s drinking beer illegally. He didn’t mistaking my think he was 18 and thus able to drink legally. Then, BEFORE he turned 18 the legal drinking age was RAISED to 21.

Kavanaugh wasn’t mistaken when he said he was legally drinking at 18 because he was NEVER able to drink legally during the period at issue.

If he is incapable of telling the truth now about an otherwise minor wrong as a minor, why would anyone expect him to be honest about a sexual assault?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kavanaugh-drink-beer-legally-in-maryland-claim-false-2018-09-28/

Any questions to Kavanaugh about his perjury?

You might guess from my signature line that I'm on the cynical side of the table, so my presumption is that Republicans will confirm Kavanaugh regardless of what comes out of the hearing.

I was too angry to listen to all of the hearing, but I'm curious as to whether anyone asked Kavanaugh about his perjury?

Thanks!

re Kavanaugh: Don't forget the perjury!

If the discussion becomes solely about the attempted rape allegation, the issue for confirmation, as with Clarence Thomas, could boil down to whether there is irrefutable proof of his guilt or innocence - a damned near impossible hurdle. The issue of Kavanaugh's PERJURY should not now be given short shrift when the reality is that his perjury alone should disqualify him from ANY court.

Huckabee talks using the Logan Act against John Kerry!

Will someone remind these unabashed hypocrites that Reagan was caught asking Iran not to release the American hostages so Reagan could use the issue in his campaign for the White House, and Nixon was caught asking North Vietnam to abandon peace talks with the US and South Vietnam so Nixon could use the war issue in his campaign for the White House. Neither was charged with a Logan Act violation and BOTH were rewarded with the presidency. Republicans have a lot of f*cking nerve even suggesting that John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for meeting with a FORMER Iranian minister.

FYI: The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States.

I really, really, like, Oh gawd pleeze!, hope the NYT source is Pence

. . . just so he will forever be referred to as DeepThroat II.

A frightening thought regarding Mueller.

Imagine what would have happened if someone lacking Mueller's ethical and moral fortitude had been appointed? Someone like Judge Kenneth Starr, for example, would have closed his investigation in a matter of weeks, and the republican traitors would yet again have gotten away with a host of crimes.

Yes, America was THAT close to Putin's republican supporters getting a cake walk instead of a perp walk.

I know it ain't over, but at least Mueller is taking his oath of office seriously, and his investigation will hopefully make those criminals think twice in the future before selling America out for a few gold coins.
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