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Thursday, August 16, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Makes Final Appeal To Trump On Climate Change

Jimmy Kimmel is hot, coming up with one funny political monologue after another. We wanted to feature Jimmy yesterday, but his videos were strangely absent from social media. It worked out, given the news of the explosive statement from a Fox icon. But we can’t wait to get to today’s Kimmel clip, which is working swell on YouTube.

The comic makes an impassioned last-ditch plea to President Trump on saving the climate, reasoning that stuff The Donald truly cares about most will be ruined if the planet continues to warm. Beachside hotels will sustain flooding. Golf courses underwater. Perfectly-good locations for reality shows demolished.…

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GAO Report Warns Border Wall Will Waste Billions

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

In a stinging rebuke of Trump’s racist plan to build a border wall, Congress’ top watchdog agency is warning that Trump’s blueprint is poorly thought out, will take too long to complete, and it could waste billions of dollars if implemented in its current form.

That new conclusion comes from the Government Accounting Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Its report echoes previous complaints about Trump’s scheme to build a 1,900-mile wall to seal off America’s southern border.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are overseeing Trump’s fantasy scheme, but the GAO says the agencies are failing in the process.…

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In Soccer, The ‘Globalist’ Cosmopolitans Win

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.


I suppose that if Ireland had played in the recent World Cup, I’d have cheered them on. As a child, I was taught to be Irish before American, although nobody saw those as conflicting identities. My family’s was a relatively benign version of Hibernian nationalism, probably because World War II had made the British seem more allies than enemies.

“You’re no better than anybody else,” my father would insist, “and nobody’s better than you!” Accept no slight, never forget and never back down. That was the essence of Irish-Americanism to me. None of my close relatives had ever been back to Ireland, although all eight great-grandparents were born there.…

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