Author Archives: Trish Ponder

Nation’s Worst Governor Targeted by Anonymous

We wish Anonymous well, especially since Rick Scott’s future looks so bright. He’s being mentioned for the U.S. Senate and as Trump’s vice president.

If you live in Florida, you’d be forgiven for wondering what took Anonymous so long. The hactivist group recently announced war on Gov. Rick Scott (GOP/Tea), and is calling for his impeachment.

The video hits some of Scott’s sins, but leaves out many. That’s because of the sheer number of them.

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Feel the Stalk?

Is it just me, or is the relationship between Bernie and the Democratic party starting to get that ex-boyfriend that is turning into a stalker vibe?

Facebook commenter David Teek, in response to a post about the behavior of Bernie Sanders supporters in the wake of the recent Nevada Democratic convention.

President Trump? If It Happens, Blame the Media, Bob Garfield Says

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If Donald Trump wins in November, it could well be because the media hasn’t done its job.

Garfield: ‘Who the Chuck Todd cares about his tax proposals? It’s like asking Charles Manson about his driving record

That’s according to On The Media’s Bob Garfield, who accuses the press of malpractice in its reporting on Trump. The piece is titled, “How Not to Normalize Trump” and it’s well worth the six minutes of your time to listen.

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Clooney on Spreading Out the Trump

Twenty-four-hour news doesn’t mean you get more news. It just means you get the same news more.

Actor George Clooney, explaining at the Cannes Film Festival why America won’t elect Donald Trump and blaming much of the candidate’s popularity on his treatment in the press.

Here’s Why Hillary Clinton Could Easily Lose

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If you were one of the Democrats out there hoping Trump would be the Republican candidate because Hillary can easily beat him…let’s just say that now that we are almost here it’s not looking good.

I say “almost here” because as we know, Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to stay in the Democratic primary. More on that in a minute.

Here’s why things are looking bad for Clinton, and what we need to remember to turn it around.

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Esurance Wins April Fool’s Day with Election Insurance Ad

Trump or Cruz? Either way, we’re all moving to Canada (ironic that we might be fleeing the Canadian by moving to the land of his birth and first six years), so get your election insurance now!

Anonymous Isn’t April Foolin’ About War on Trump

The hacking group Anonymous is again threatening to make life harder on Donald Trump. Having already published his social security and cell phone numbers, along with the names of family members and other “private” information, they are now seeking more. They want their followers to hack The Donald on April 1, aka April Fool’s Day.

We’d feel worse about this than we do if the man himself hadn’t already pulled a similar stunt by reading Sen. Lindsay Graham’s phone number during one of Trump’s campaign speeches. That led to a hilarious video from Graham. We’ll see how Trump reacts when he’s on the receiving end of this behavior.

Here’s one more Anonymous video explaining why the group is going after Trump.

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No More Plastic Microbeads. Thanks, Obama!

beadsJust when you think Obama can’t do anything cooler, he does it.

Here’s some news to end 2015 on a high note. Pres. Obama has signed a ban on plastic microbeads. Who cares, you ask? You should. This is huge.

A microbead is any solid plastic particle that is less than 5 millimeters and is used for the purpose of exfoliating or cleansing, according to the bill.

These tiny plastic beads have become ubiquitous in hundreds of products ranging from body scrubs to toothpastes. They provide an exfoliating sensation for users and are designed to wash down drains.

Toothpaste? Who knew? That means most of us have been ingesting plastic microbeads for years. I bet if you took a random poll of any group of people and asked if they prefer to brush their teeth with plastic microbeads or something they recognize on the label like say, baking soda, they’d choose the baking soda.

It’s not just us swallowing all this tiny plastic. Would you like the catch of the day fried, blackened or grilled, and with or without plastic microbeads?

In September, a study published in Environmental Science & Technology reported that more than 8 trillion microbeads were entering the country’s aquatic habitats daily. The volume was enough to coat the surface of 300 tennis courts every day…

Not only are they hard to clean up because they are about the size of a pinhead…Some marine life mistake small plastic as food particles. Scientists are researching whether microplastics affect the health of marine life once ingested and if chemicals transfer to humans who eat those species later, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Yes, he turned around the economy, but banning plastic microbeads is one big reason we’re going to miss Pres. Obama, even if the next president is a Democrat.

Country Scratching Its Head After Planned Parenthood Shooting

It's too early to say the Republicans have blood on their hands
It’s too early to say the Republicans have blood on their hands

No one can figure out the motives yet of the 57-year-old white guy who shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. The nightmare happened only two days ago and officials caution it’s way too soon to reach any conclusions about why the man, who lived in a “hermit’s shanty” in the woods, would kill three people and wound nine.

We don’t have enough information yet to say that it’s too easy for a person with this guy’s history who lives in a lean-to in the woods without electricity to arm himself with the very latest technology in automatic weapons

…the suspect accused of carrying out the shooting spree, Robert Lewis Dear, made remarks about “baby parts” to investigators after his surrender, a law enforcement official told CNN.

Dear, 57, told them he has anti-abortion and anti-government views, but that doesn’t mean those opinions were his motive for allegedly shooting up the Colorado Springs clinic on Friday, the official said. It’s too early to tell, as investigators are still processing evidence.

Yes, just because the shooter talked about body parts after he surrendered doesn’t mean the bloodbath had anything to do with the recent video trumped up by an anti-abortion group to smear Planned Parenthood. That video was edited to make it appear that a Planned Parenthood employee talked about preserving fetal tissue for research, but it’s just too soon to know if that’s what moved the suspect.

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Where’s Marco? Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Missed ISIS Briefing to Attend Fundraiser

WhattheheckrubioIt was more important to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to attend a fundraiser on the “left coast,” as conservatives call it, than a high-level briefing on the recent terrorist attack on Paris.

That left the Republicans’ self-styled foreign policy candidate out of the loop on the biggest story in global news.

Rubio said that he gets regular briefings from staff and sends surrogates to meetings he cannot attend. That worked out great for George W. Bush.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee went behind closed doors for a briefing titled, “The Aftermath of Paris: America’s Role.” But Sen. Marco Rubio was not there…

The absence illustrates how Rubio is not just missing floor votes but also key hearings on national security and foreign policy — issues he has presented as chief credentials of his presidential campaign. He’s also skipping a Paris briefing this afternoon for all senators. His office said he attended an Intelligence Committee meeting on Paris held Tuesday.

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