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Since announcing his run for presidency Donald Trump has been taking over headlines everywhere. From getting fired by NBC after some Anti-Mexican comments to his well just plain old nutzo philosophies. While this may not be a popular opinion it’s clear to me that Donald Trumps from for president will go down as one of the craziest and funniest things to happen to politics in the last decade. After searching the web for Donald Trump look a likes I came across a large amount of items that look just like Donald Trump, from a piece of corn to a Troll Doll here is my list of things that look just like our possibly soon to be president.

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  1. Mr Housewives

    Jul 24, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    lmao i may have wet myself looking through these pictures!

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In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights

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In Fight Over Net Neutrality, The FCC Seeks To Supersede States’ Rights

 

From opening our public land to commercial interests, green-lighting the Keystone XL pipeline, approving the Italian oil giant Eni SpA’s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska, we are only beginning to get a taste of how far President Donald Trump and company will go to privatize the public sector.

One government agency charged specifically with protecting public interest is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Since Trump named Ajit Pai his FCC chair, the agency charged with defending the airwaves against corporate rule has been surreptitiously whittling away at its established mission.

Net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing down selected websites. Democrats and consumer advocates argue weakening those rules puts in place the potential for ISPs to abuse their position as gatekeepers between customers and the World-Wide Web.

In May, the FCC voted two-to-one to begin unraveling a key 2015 decision by former President Barack Obama protecting consumers’ internet content in favor of relaxing regulations on internet service providers, the first stage in dismantling net neutrality regulations.

States immediately retaliated, threatening to enact laws to prevent ISPs from blocking, abating, or discriminating against online content.

Earlier this month, telecommunications giant Comcast met with Chairman Ajit Pai’s staff in an attempt to prevent it.

Comcast urged the FCC to ignore its existing enforcement regulation and defer instead to the Federal Trade Commission, creating a “voluntary” net neutrality system in which ISPs would encounter no rules and be permitted to choose whether or not to honor net neutrality commitments.

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Comcast isn’t the first to petition the FCC about this.

Verizon also asked the FCC to preempt any state laws regulating network neutrality and broadband privacy.

Current FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly wants states to be “barred from enacting their own privacy burdens on what is by all means an interstate information service.”

Former Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell echoed that sentiment before a Congressional committee late last month, saying:

“The FCC should use its ample statutory authority to preempt states and localities to promote flexible and clear national rules that protect consumers and markets alike.”

He cited a “disturbing trend” in which:

“States and localities have tried to regulate many aspects of the broadband market, potentially creating a confusing and innovation-killing patchwork of local laws governing both the economics of the Internet and consumer privacy.”

The FCC has some preemption power; however, John Bergmayer, senior counsel for the consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge, told Ars:

“[Preemption power] does not mean that the FCC has the authority to preempt everything relating to broadband at all. It is fairly clear, for instance, that the FCC cannot preempt state efforts around consumer protection, even when the product in question is broadband. If the FCC has no power to regulate, it has no power to preempt. Title II is all about legal authority. Trying to disclaim authority to regulate while simultaneously preempting seems somewhat paradoxical.”

If FCC Chair Pai wishes to preempt states’ rights, he had better be prepared for a prolonged legal fight that would delay any changes at least several months.

The FCC must ask for public comment on proposed changes, but Pai’s net neutrality proposal failed to solicit such input pertaining to preempting state net neutrality laws.

The final net neutrality rules proposal could be announced later this month, and voted on at the FCC’s December 14 meeting.

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Twitter Destroys Franklin Graham For Calling Out Roy Moore Critics (AUDIO/TWEETS)

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Twitter Destroys Franklin Graham For Calling Out Roy Moore Critics (AUDIO/TWEETS)

 

Roy Moore has been one of the religious right’s champions for the better part of a decade and a half. Even allowing for this, the line taken by a number of so-called moral guardians in defending Moore from allegations that he molested or pursued women and girls is, for lack of a better term, deplorable.

For instance, E. W. Jackson claims that even if the allegations are true, Moore must be supported to keep those God-hating libruls from claiming him as “another head to mount on their mantel.” No, this isn’t snark. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip.

Jackson, who pastors a church in the Hampton Roads area, is ramping up plans to run for Tim Kaine’s Senate seat next year. But with this statement, Jackson disqualified himself as both a pastor and as a Senate candidate.

Others, like Sandy Rios, say that if Alabamians give in to “the ‘ick’ factor” and abandon Moore, they will be falling into the GOP establishment’s trap–and other social conservatives might be next. Right Wing Watch got a clip.

So even if Moore is indeed a pervert, he should still be supported to save the Christian conservative cause. Yeah, OK.

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And still others, like Jesse Lee Peterson, claim that the furor surrounding Moore is another attempt by the forces of evil to upset “the spiritual order” of things by taking down “a white, conservative, Christian constitutional male of power.” Hear Peterson say it.

But by far the most outrageous response from a religious right leader has come from Franklin Graham. On Friday afternoon, Graham fils took to Twitter to accuse Moore’s critics of trying to deflect from the skeletons in their own closets.

I had to read this twice to believe it. So some of those calling out Moore may themselves have done things worse than pursue girls young enough to be their daughters? Or worse than molesting women who were meeting with them on a business matter? Or worse than being banned from their local mall for trolling for girls?

Needless to say, the Twitterverse was not impressed.

What makes this tweet even more breathtaking is that it came just hours after one of the few substantive attempts Moore has made to refute one of his accusers’ accounts fell flat. Moore claims that Beverly Young Nelson, who accused him of pursuing and molesting her when she was 15, had no problem letting him handle her divorce case in 1999. But based on records from both the court and Nelson’s lawyer, there is no evidence Moore and Nelson ever crossed paths. Indeed, the case was dismissed before Nelson would have ever had to have faced the prospect of appearing before Moore.

It’s been amply demonstrated that the only thing Graham fils shares with his father, Billy Graham, is a name. For those who don’t know, Graham fils’ full name is William Franklin Graham III. For some time, Graham fils has used his father’s legacy to become a water-carrier for the religious right. However, he carried it to a grotesque extreme during last year’s presidential campaign. He not only refused to disavow Donald Trump after the “Access Hollywood” tapes came out, but went as far as to say that Trump’s upset victory happened because God hacked the election in the Donald’s favor.

As I write this on Saturday night, Graham fils has offered nada, zip, zero evidence to support his claims that those criticizing Moore are in any way guilty of depravity themselves. In the process, he has made himself sound less like a supposed minister of the Gospel and more like a conspiracy theorist. Indeed, it’s hard not to hear the echoes of Liz Crokin, the pseudo-journalist and conspiracy theory peddler who believes anyone who loudly criticizes Trump may be either covering for pedophiles or be a pedophile themselves.

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It’s time for Graham fils to put up or shut up. But even if he does, he’s really outdone himself this time.

(featured image courtesy Graham fils’ Facebook)

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Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill Gloats About Sleeping With ’50 Very Attractive Women’

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Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill Gloats About Sleeping With ’50 Very Attractive Women’

 

In response to all the sexual assault revelations, Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill from Ohio thought it was the proper time to chime in with some “words of wisdom”:

“In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females…”

He continued with a staunch defense of Al Franken’s morally questionable behavior:

“…Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males…”

And just when you thought Judge O’Neill was finished, he brashly discussed his sexual conquests:

“…It ranged from a gorgeous personal secretary to Senator Bob Taft (Senior)  who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn.”

Judge O’Neill’s decision to jump into the fray presumably derives from America’s entrenched patriarchy. The quote is rife with machismo, naivete, and deflection. For one, sleeping with “50 very attractive women” does nothing to address the point at issue: unwanted sexual contact.

You see, here’s the thing… O’ Neill’s bragging was hugely misguided as he failed to invoke the proper distinction, i.e., consensual versus non-consensual sex. Okay, yes, Judge O’Neill might see himself as a silver fox like Richard Gere, but he fails to appease the current wave of horrendous revelations, especially those associated with Roy Moore. 

Furthermore, Judge Bill O’Neill’s defense of Senator Al Franken comes off as defensive. I’m sure White, heterosexual males are doing just fine in ‘Murica. Disappointedly, Coming to the defense of Franken was merely another way for Judge O’Neill to perpetuate white male privilege.

Judge O’Neill’s most puzzling statement involved throwing women under the bus: why not keep your sexual exploits private? What are you trying to prove? 

Later in the day, Judge O’Neill posted on Facebook again:

And then issued a non-apology apology:

I feel sorry for the women that inaccurately perceived this man as an “honorary judge,” when, in actuality, he has no qualms embarrassing previous sexual partners by bringing attention to them.

Given the flood of women publicly calling out men for sexually deviant behavior, it’s not shocking to see powerful men, like Judge O’Neill, attempting to redirect America’s gaze. But, it’s not working: America wants to clean out its chauvinist skeletons.

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