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Archives: August 25, 2019

DNC votes against allowing 2020 candidates to participate in climate change

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

Phoenix: Will America's 'Least Sustainable City' vote to kill rail transit?

Coyne: The recession, if it comes, will have Trump's fingerprints all over it

Dozens who lived in same neighborhood diagnosed with brain tumors

Just remembering how many here ATTACKED me for calling rump a traitor 2 years ago

"There's no way for anyone to plan around chaos and incoherence"

Analysis: One Crazy Day Showed How Political Chaos Threatens the World Economy

Poll: WA feels good about the economy, bad about Trump's tariffs

Neil Young urges musicians to write songs using words of detained migrant children

🐦 AUG 25 at 1:30 - Sen. Sanders Joins Striking CWA Workers on a Picket Line in Louisville

🔥 Minnesota Grassroots Fundraiser

Prescription drug prices make Americans sick, regardless of politics

Mark this date on your calendar

There really is a run on those chicken sandwiches!

Biden mistakes New Hampshire for Vermont during campaign stop

John Fugelsang on David Koch:

Bette Midler tweets poem from Melania

El Camino: 1st Breaking Bad movie trailer

In State Fair visit, Bernie Sanders criticizes Trump and advocates economic equality


Repeat: EU smackdown to SHITLER/Russia at the opening of G7 - love it!

How many US Senate seats will Democrats pick up in 2020,2022,and 2024?

Alabama GOP Calls for Expulsion of Ilhan Omar

Netflix, Oct 11: "El Camino," a Breaking Bad movie...

?!? Israel attacks Iranian forces in Syria?!? Anyone have info/insight?

Trump considering slashing Medicare and social security -- after $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich

Rambo:Last Blood - just saw the trailer during a football game

Tensions rise at 1st day of G7 summit

Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France.

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

Watching movie Witness, HIGH ANXIETY, just right for the times. ;-(

Andrew Luck has reportedly announced his retirement from the NFL

(UK) Airport security: 3D baggage scanners could end liquid restrictions

A few hours ago, I had to ease my beautiful cat boy over the Rainbow Bridge.

McGrath releases ad blasting McConnell with coal miners in Kentucky: 'Which side are you on?'

WaPo Editorial Board: For Myanmar, too much impunity and too little accountability

Something you didn't know about owls:

Hezbollah official: Israeli drone fell in south Beirut suburbs, second drone exploded

Mexican reporter found dead with stab wounds amid escalating violence

Benjamin Netanyahu "If someone rises up to kill you, kill him first." (IDF strikes on Syria tonight)

Millipede Music to March by....

Breaking for Sports Fans..

One More from Gratz Park

Rick Wilson: The great crackup: Trump is coming even more undone

Volkswagen Recalls 679,000 Cars for Electrical Defects That Could Lead to Rollaways

Illinois abolished its charter commission on Friday, the body reviled by school districts but valued

Any historians here remember putin's earlier days

Kamala: "This guy keeps tweeting while the world is burning"

Hubby saw a cool large button (vision) keyboar he wanted to order. He put it in his cartwent to buy

Elizabeth Warren calls student loan appointment 'an outrageous slap in the face'

Westmoreland County Man's Death Ruled A Homicide After VA Hospital Treatment In West Virginia

A Tennessee Republican Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Girls Just Said He Isn't Running A

Saturday night means loud music. Remember when "Industrial Metal" was sorta a thing?

A member of the Danish parliament vs Donald Trump...

Dr. Octagon - Wild And Crazy

Shudder To Think-Ballad of Maxwell Demon

MF Doom and RZA. And a fucking BEAT that can turn boulders into gravel

Psssst. Wanna hear a joke?

Name checking Cooley High? Gangster? or the MOST GANGSTA SHIT EVER?


Last one tonight. Welcome backto DU Music Appreciation Valerie June!

This is not right. Atheletes have always stood for things at times.

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

Black Democratic voters in PA who admit they didn't vote in 2016 say they'll vote in 2020, for Biden

Nevada correctional officers file to collectively bargain, first group of state workers to do so

'I'm In The Mood,' John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt

Orthodox Christianity: Articles of Health & Wellness--'Suffering and the Crucified Christ'

Orthodox Christianity: 'Christ, the Son of God'

OMG. I just now realized Lisa Simpson is now a Disney Princess.

Poll Finds Voters Associate the Word Rapist With Trump Via Slate

Two dozen companies could be fined $20 million by state for noncompliance with diabetes drug

Malcolm Nance's, in the "The plot to destroy democracy" pg 147, grim conclusion:

New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail tunnel cost

'Johnny B. Goode,' Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen & the E St Band

Prime minister to challenge Trump: 'Drop barriers to UK exports'

France is wishing they had a Greenland not to sell to Trump too

After Gilroy shooting, California lawmakers seek gun safety summit with Nevada legislators

Israel claims responsibility for airstrikes near Damascus, saying it foiled 'large-scale attack'

Two examples of why you should take any David Axelrod critiques of Biden with a shaker of salt

I'm happy with my life.

Orthodox Christianity: 'Eternal Life After Death'

Nevada judge freezes licensing process for new pot shops

Clark County teachers union puts strike plans on hold

God desired 'Image Bearers' and so He created 'Us'. eom

23 linked to white supremacist prison gang in Nevada indicted

If Trump loses in 2020...

Henderson councilman may still owe millions to IRS

CNN: Anderson Cooper One-on-One with Stephen Colbert - 8/16/19

As migrant workers decrease, Idaho farmers struggle

NC-09: Trump to return to North Carolina to stump for special election candidate

Democratic strategist calls Pete Buttigieg's sexuality a "distraction" and being gay a choice

Trump says his 'biggest supporters' are LGBTQ, invents fake gay 'award' he never received

Gay Republicans are fleeing Log Cabin after Trump endorsement

Employees file tort claims against a Washington county judge

TOQUIWA Japanese Girl - Acoustic LIVE 2012 (ASUJA&MIKKO)

Saint Al's employee charged with stealing $1M, including from Festival of Trees

Hillary running again?

Impeach now. What more could you want than this?

BREAKING++ SHOCK Danish Poll Results for Trump

INL pioneered technology that may have been used in Russian explosion. Here's why it was abandoned

'Sweet Home Chicago,' Buddy Guy

Idaho governor tells state agencies to limit budget requests

immigrants tune, American tune

David Koch's Death Reminds Us That Billionaires Are the Black Holes of Society

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white 'as possible'

Cuomo's bizarre plan to force New Yorkers to get new license plates

The Observer view on Jair Bolsonaro and the Amazon wildfires

Holy Cow! Gun Shots!

The Observer view on Jair Bolsonaro and the Amazon wildfires

Male, early 60's...

A Thousand Health Care Workers Picket Outside Swedish Hospital

Bolsonaro enjoys comedy club outing as Amazon fires rage on

Bikini baristas could take dress code fight to Supreme Court

Washington House fired Shea aide after "bloodshed or Liberty state" rally speech

One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems

One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems

Sculpture To Commemorate Legal Battles Of Slaves Who Sought Freedom In St. Louis

Sculpture To Commemorate Legal Battles Of Slaves Who Sought Freedom In St. Louis

51st state supporters reserve booth at Spokane County Interstate Fair, draw scrutiny

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Nice, Nice Edition

Google's clever homage to the 'Wizard of Oz', 80 years young today..

Spokane astronaut scrutinized for accessing estranged wife's bank account from space

Amazing who you can meet as former vet

Tacoma landmark Holy Rosary will be demolished by Catholic church

Some Pennsylvania Democrats regret not voting in 2016. They say they'll cast a ballot in 2020.

Warren's career started by studying families who went broke

You can still cut him, right???

'Keep America Great'...*ROLLS EYES*

Now I have this stuck in my mind because of a pic...

After mass shooting, El Paso Democrats blast Texas Gov. Abbott for 'dangerous' tweet

The Cherokee Nation wants a representative in Congress, taking the US government up on a promise it

Already posted 1 Prince song...

Seattle school district, teachers union reach deal on new contract draft

You want to go fishing kiddo I love our future daughter in law she gets me growing up Appalachian

What we must do

Lyles breaks Bolt's meet record

75 Years Ago Today; The Liberation of Paris

If Rump is removed as mentally unfit

Breakfast Sunday 25 August 2019

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's 101st birthday

MAGA gone missing: I was in NE PA for 2 days this week, and only saw one maga truck

Update on gun shots...

Is anyone else missing MSNBC?

Nothing about Dorian suggests that it will do serious

184 Years Ago Today; The Great Moon Hoax is published in the NY Sun, believed to be real by many

President Trump expresses regret over trade war with China, then claims he was 'misinterpreted'

Trump Orders Americans To Stop Eating Chinese Food

August 25 - Happy Birthday Rep. Katie Hill (D) CA-25th

August 25 - Happy Birthday Rep. Raul Ruiz (D) CA-36th

Men I Trust - Lauren

I am posting two Electoral College maps;one we win,the other we don't. (poll)

ContraPoints Is Political Philosophy Made for YouTube

Talking about race isn't 'identity politics,' Kamala Harris tells crowd in Durham

Once upon a time the leader of the pack...

Joe Walsh announces Republican challenge to Trump

"G7 loves the American President!" . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!

Gun range overrated? Indoor ax throwing range opens in Houston

The 'president' on our Constitutionally protected Media....

Trump wants to make it harder for the military to vote from overseas

Doonsbury - Clip 'n' Save This Handy Wallet Card

Pete Buttigieg on Meet The Press now

They wanted someone to "shake up" Washington...

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

When the naysayers backtrack on a President Biden

Uh waiter, can I get some extra CAPTIONs?

Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses

Trump goes to bat for Kim and Putin at G7, claims "multiple leaders agree," won't name them

Have all the 'Murkan companies moved back from China yet?

Scenes from the G7

BREAKING: Joe Walsh announces Presidential campaign

Walsh just apologized for past racist/sexist tweets & criticism of Obama, admitted he helped create

Hoop Dreams (lunar edition)

Iranian Foreign Minister just arrived at G7!

Candidate Says City in Michigan Should Be Kept White 'As Much as Possible' and no foreign people

Teabagger & "ALLEGED" Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh planning to challenge Trump. Oy vey.

Labor shortage forcing San Diego-area farmers to downsize

Trump said, about inviting Russia back into the G7

An argument in support of a Climate Change debate.

Is peak trump behind us?

Is the "trade war" a sham??

For people thinking Joe Walsh is a good guy now +posting his run know him by his words

Out Of Tricks and Out Of His Mind, Trump Recycles Middle Class Tax Cut Promise If He Wins Reelection

Important moment to observe today

Trump Hints at Regret Over China Trade War but White House Insists He Was "Misinterpreted"

400 years ago

You raised $280.00 on August 24, 2019 DU ActBlue POTUS donation links

Antigay youth pastor busted for sexting teen boy, asking for x-rated pics

Consumers are 'starting to see the pain' from the trade war

Unpaid coal miners block train loaded with 1million $ worth of coal

An astronaut may have committed the first space crime while aboard the International Space Station

When the sh-- hits the fan

*SURPRISE* Macron Invites Iran's Zarif to G-7 Sidelines, Risks U.S. Outrage

Steve King Is Broke And Has Been Abandoned by His Colleagues as He Runs for Re-Election

A good statement on Walsh, Conway, and Scaramucci:

Trump to Supreme Court: It's OK to Fire Workers For Being Gay

KKK gives a shout out to trump at their latest rally.

I like this tweet and GIF:

Their neighborhood was flooded to save Houston

I thought this is cool ...

Trump claims 'some of my biggest supporters' are gay

Released on this date in 1975

Candidate Says City in Michigan Should Be Kept White 'As Much as Possible'

White House blindsided by Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's G-7 appearance

I finally captured the ravenous bastards that have been decimating my sweet pepper plants

I'm loving Joy Ried's Hair

Bernie won't let @davidaxelrod push a false narrative ...

The ? isn't "How're we gonna defeat Trump", it's "How're we gonna defeat RUSSIA"

On The Green New Deal Resolution

I'm a liberal but voting for Trump - Trumpkin lies- Why aren't they confident in their own agenda?

This Is What a World Without American Leadership Looks Like

Picture from G7: "I'm with Stupid" [Trump and Boris Johnson]

Russia fires nuclear-capable missile from North Pole

There's a reason Warren is surging

Katie Porter in a lovely interview with Chris Hayes

Why does the US Media discuss issues as if the US President is the emperor of the world

South Korea Holds Military Drills at Islets Disputed With Japan

Stevie Wonder doing a sound check for Dave Chappelle's Gem City Shine (Dayton)

I love this woman. I think she'll be President some day.

I'm with stupid.

Farmer's Almanac: Prepare to ride the polar coaster

Hackers could have breached U.S. bioterrorism defenses for years, records show.

Put a fork in it. He's done.

The global economy is slipping toward recession -- and Trump is making it worse

Georgia attorney killed man after golf ball hit Mercedes, DA says

Racist City Council Candidate Explains Her Racism

Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

My youtube home page is boosting Tulsi, gunning for Kamala

Southern California must plan for 1.3 million new homes in the next decade, Newsom says

Quick question: Is there a technical or economics term for this?

Americans' love of hiking has driven elk to the brink, scientists say

Jeff Tiedrich

Monty Python's Life Of Brian - I'm Not The Messiah!

Leo to the rescue: DiCaprio group pledges $5M to fight Amazon fires

I'm going to print 1,000 of these stickers and have to decide between 2 designs. Which?

From the U. of YouTube: Who knew, composer Leroy ANDERSON, a treasury of classic hits!

Joe Biden is my Harvard, not my 'safety school.' He really is my favorite 2020 Democrat.

Overhead shot of the 'I Love Lucy' studio

File format for writing journal with embedded MP3s

Gag...even the Mary Kay folk are part of the cult

Former GOP Congressman Joe Walsh declares war on Trump as he enters the presidential race

Do You Think The Repug Party Is Encouraging These Guys That Say They Will Challenge Trump.....

Liberalism is...

Someday, they will point the finger of blame.

Tropical Storm Dorian Develops In Atlantic Ocean, Could Become A Hurricane by Tuesday

2020 US Senate Election Ranking- Most vulnerable to least vulnerable.

Europe's Brexit Unity Under Pressure as Johnson Makes G-7 Debut

Mitch McConnell is a Russian Asset.

I've been doing it wrong.

Burger King employee allegedly refuses to serve deaf woman at drive-thru: 'It's too busy'

Trump comments & decisions "erratic" at G-7

Russia says it launched 2 ballistic missiles in the Arctic Ocean as part of combat training

Trump, Abe at odds on North Korea missile launches

Trump's aides are reportedly seething over the French president's handling of the G7 summit

What Fiction are you reading this week, August 25, 2019?

Marysville hit with online hate in case of mistaken identity over racist remark

Trump reverses, then reverses the reverse

Excuse me

2020 US Presidential and US Senate Election Ticket Split.

I am proud to stand with the 20,000 @CWAUnion members who are on strike.

LA policeman who said sniper shot him 'made it up'

BREAKING: days after a LA sheriff deputy claimed he got shot by a sniper. he lied.

Manhattan-sized horde of floating rocks travels across the ocean

Trump's turbulent economy

The 'complicit' pundits at MSNBC are 'shocked' that voters are focused on supporting impeachment.

Have you ever woke up?

Fox is trying to divide Dems by pushing the "rigged" storyline with Tulsi Gabbard

? For Harris Supporters

Lindsey Graham: America must 'accept the pain that comes with standing up to China'

In foreign policy.. there is no one more qualified running than VP Biden..

History Says, Don't Hope...But Then...

You've heard of Fact Checker; here's the Gut Checker

For Biden supporters

When bad idea founders, deflect and double down

Harvard psychiatrist talks book 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump'

When will Trump backers admit: 'OK, this isn't normal'?

Trump's Cabinet can't -- or won't -- manage him

This mendacious, delusional tweet by itself makes the case for @realDonaldTrump 's mental unfitness.

GOP Donors Refuse To Help Rescue Steve King's Struggling Reelection Campaign

Cartoons 8/25/19

Pay up or else! County could sue over ballot drop boxes

Arkansas, home to supremacist groups, weighs hate crimes law

I think Macron is jockeying to be the leader of the free world

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

I hope people asking who supporters of a candidate will turn to if their favorite drops out

G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires: Macron

Hong Kong police turn water cannon on protesters, fire tear gas

I am proud to stand with the 20,000 @CWAUnion members who are on strike.

Red Summer 1919: Tree honoring black victims cut down in alleged crime

Escalating trade war with China creates worries for Washington state economy

As the Amazon Burns, Europe Seizes Title of Climate Champion

Any of you folks shop online for shoes at

Trump Gambles That Trade War Will Pay Off in 2020

Steve King Is Broke And Has Been Abandoned by His Colleagues as He Runs for Re-Election

The difference between William Weld and Joe Walsh, the primary challengers to Trump?

Trump says world leaders want to know why the press loathes America so much

Steve King campaign news

The Education of Elizabeth Warren

what do you give your cat for hair balls & dander?

Nasa has a cool site for keeping track of fires around the world

Shit. I dropped my phone

Trump Allies Mount Attack To Discredit Hundreds Of Journalists Before 2020 Election

NYT: drumpf operatives to go to war against media.........

It has worked many times for me, but never this good.

Can't make it to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to see the Space Shuttle? VR your trip there!

Most Americans Are Angry and Pessimistic

Some young Americans warm to socialism, even Miami Cubans

Some young Americans warm to socialism, even Miami Cubans

Kamala: "Our neighbor is not just the person who lives next door..."

Not one of the Sunday morning news shows on ABC, NBC, CBS or CNN engaged in the smearing of Biden.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

We should rename today's party of Trump as the 21st century Know Nothings.

🔥 Bernie Sanders Takes on McConnell in Kentucky - People vs Corporate Power Rally

El Pasoans sound off on planned reopening of Walmart, where mass shooting took place

Anyone here ever use a bread making machine?

Paris Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Liberation From Nazis

There's just no fucking way this is true.

Argentina's Italian heritage

Lack of specialized doctors affects care in Paraguay

Trevor Bauer, douchebag

WaPo Editorial Board: Trump just won a battle with Planned Parenthood. Thousands of women will pay.

Help make America great again:

Can you tell me what Kamala Harris' candidacy is about? (Q. for Harris supporters)

USA twitter 1·Trending #LGBTQts 18.5K Tweets 2·Trending #ObamaOutdidTrump.........

One Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad

Elegy for Bernie? Not quite yet: Sanders 2020 poses a conundrum Democrats must solve

Oh god!

Republicans prefer the racist anti-Semite

I feel a lot better about Trump's trade war with China now that he's told us he doesn't GAF.

About 90 minutes before Warren takes the stage in Seattle

Colombia to charge allegedly corrupt former Supreme Court magistrate: reports

Trump never takes responsibility for failure, but always takes credit for success.

Local elections in Colombia: candidates giving away drugs for votes

SC coroner confirms that Dairy Queen burgers are not made of human flesh.

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Monday, 26 August 2019

What's for Dinner, Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Art of the Deal--Dealing with the Devil

LIBERATION OF PARIS from Nazi Control, 75 Years Ago, August 25, 1944, Anniversary Today


BEGIN Japanology - Moss

Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months

Help with the Sound of Music

'Colombia's army chief personally involved in witch hunt against whistleblowers'

Trump Announces He Was Born Of A Virgin And Will Bring Balance To The Force

What is this?

Trump associate Felix Sater says president wanted to use his CIA, FBI work on campaign trail

Jon Cooper created the hashtag #ObamaOutdidTrump - Awesome !!!👍

So Boris parted with the Con on free trade

Colombia's 2nd army division accused of ties to narco-guerrillas

Obama wrote pieces for the Harvard Law Review; Trump wrote this piece for the Denny's menu 🤣🤣🤣

Docs Brace for Medicare 'Appropriate' Imaging Rule

Amazonia Burns at a Record Rate, As Endangered Species Die

Trump just pretended the G7 leaders wanted to know why the media "hates" America

Puppy loses it when he sees where owner is taking him

"This is me, a conservative, going to an Elizabeth Warren rally because . . . "

Steve Mnuchin looks like VP in new movie Angel Has Fallen.

Volunteer at Minnesota State Fair's Republican Party Booth Reports Being Groped After Argument

2020 US Senate Election- Democrats guide to 51 seats.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Food Stamps

WTH? 110-ton electric vehicle dump truck never needs recharging.

This can have major negative consequences, not only for those on Medicare, but those with private

Trump finds himself on his heels and fumbling at G-7

Russia's propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard

Trump says others support his call to add Russia back into the G7

Some more cartoons from Europe "glorifying" Trump

BERN NOTICE: Exposing McConnell's Corruption In Kentucky

What is a 'Belasco scene'? Found mention in a Leslie Ford mystery

In Keene, NH a young man who is a stutterer reaches out to Biden...

🔥 Sen. Bernie Sanders Address at 76th UE National Convention in Pittsburgh

George Pell to take his case to the High Court

What Joe Walsh said about Trump made me chuckle

Sometimes employer paid health insurance is not that great

Dave Chapelle....Dayton Block Party...

Graham warns Trump about Afghanistan drawdown

Seth Abramson: "The alliance of MBZ and MBS with aid from Israeli PM ---got Trump elected..."

Over 40 years, income per person doubled.

Trump at the g7, looking pouty and sad. The other world leader had to attend to the crybaby

2020 US Presidential and US Senate Election,2022 US Senate Election with a Democratic President.

Trumpian vile attaks on immigrants happening n Canada. Tells Chinese lady she can't drive, go back..

Trump's demands for Russia's readmission cause row

Handcuffed in his own home

Breaking: Trump to build Northern Wall

Gordon Lightfoot - "If You Could Read My Mind"

Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

Oh my, Quite the photo

Exclusive: Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to export more oil

*BREAKING* -- the G7 has decided need MEMES 😆😁

Dave Chappelle's Dayton Block Party "live feed".

1,300 fired up North Carolinians to see Kamala Harris on this fine Sunday!

Trump at G7: President denies behind-the-scenes discord at summit

annnnd he did it again....

Is Trump Destroying Bipartisan Consensus on Israel?

Love this sign....

China Signals Intervention as Hong Kong's Protests Intensify

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Iran's Zarif makes surprise trip to G-7, catching Trump off-guard

'She's not going to make it': Friends and donors want Gillibrand to drop out

@BernieSanders is getting ready for the next debate at the @AliCenter

Ten Rape Prevention Guides....spread them around!

VA officials labeled recommendations from Mar-a-Lago members 'ridiculous': report

and then there is THIS.

Trump's GOP Primary Challengers Float Invoking The 25th Amendment To Remove Him

Richard Painter tweet re: Gillibrand

I saw my first snake of the season this morning. Unfortunately,

Tomorrow on #rising. ...

Trump Seriously Suggested Nuking Hurricanes To Stop Them

Democratic US Senators running for a position in the Federal Executive Branch and likely successor.

Scoop: Jared Kushner tells donors ex-prisoners are joining the GOP

GOP Leaders Really Want Steve King Gone. Could He Lose In 2020?

Britain can 'easily cope' with no-deal Brexit, claims Boris Johnson

A Danish Newspaper's portrayal of Trump

Buttigieg's Meet the Press interview, 8-25-2019

#ObamaOutDidTrump is trending on Twitter...

Trump's Latest Press Secretary Is A Horrible Human Being

new poll finds major shift in values away from patriotism, religion and having kids