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The red baseball cap has been redeemed!

red hats doing good!

imagine Trump's confusion. surrounded by red hat wearing white males who thumb him down, gave him the finger.

dingy downtown Los Angeles building houses a tiled masterpiece

more pics at the link


This 105-year-old restaurant is a secret, tiled masterpiece. And it’s up for sale

In a recent incarnation on a dingy block of 6th Street near Broadway, the chocolate-colored tile murals depicting idealized scenes of life in Holland were obscured by the plywood stalls of an arcade where shopkeepers sold socks, VHS tapes and other low-cost wares. The last occupant sold prepaid mobile phones.

Hidden from visitors was one of Pasadena artist Ernest Batchelder’s earliest commissions and one of the largest existing collections of his work. He created handmade tile murals of sailing ships, windmills and canals, of Dutch women in bonnets, knitting and carrying jugs; of Dutch men in ballooning trousers out with their oxen.

Batchelder decorated tiled pillars and groined arches in hues of rich caramel, butterscotch and chocolate brown that can appear medieval, and the room was recently used for a commercial for the computer game “World of Warcraft” intended to look like a feast in the Middle Ages.

“Everywhere you look, you just get lost in it,” Los Angeles historian and tour guide Kim Cooper said. “You learn more every time you see it.”

The chocolate shop was an early commission for Batchelder, who became widely known as a creator of artistic tiles that were affordable to people of modest means. According to architectural historian Robert Winter, hundreds of homes in Southern California and other parts of the country were endowed with Batchelder fireplaces and fountains.

The Trump Campaign Is Seeking 'Hidden' Women Voters.

The working premise of the Trump campaign’s effort with women is that there is a hidden Trump voter — loosely defined as a woman who is unregistered, unpersuaded or less than vocal about her support for the president who can be identified and motivated to vote. If the campaign can reach enough of them, the thinking goes, the pollsters can be proved wrong.

Democratic pollsters concede that woman may exist.

“A lot of us are trying to correct for it,” Ms. Lake said, referring to voter surveys that Democrats are conducting. She said the woman the Trump campaign is likeliest to appeal to is white, without a college degree, married and likely to vote the way her husband does on Election Day.

She is also likely to hang up on pollsters, Ms. Lake said.

Jamie Starkweather, a 42-year-old from Battle Creek, Mich., is the type of woman campaign officials want to reach. Ms. Starkweather grew up a Democrat and voted for Mrs. Clinton in 2016, then married a conservative and stopped working shortly after the election. Her husband’s trucking business, she said, is doing well under this economy.

Ms. Starkweather, who holds an associate degree, said she began to dislike what she saw as an intense focus on racial issues on social media, which she blames on liberals. Ms. Starkweather pointed to Mr. Trump’s support among people like Candace Owens, who has rallied black supporters of the president, as evidence that he is not racist.

“If he’s so racist, and if he’s such a bad man,” Ms. Starkweather added, “then why are these people supporting him?”

To Ms. Starkweather and other Trump supporters, the accusations about Mr. Trump’s abusive or misogynistic behavior toward women — including comments on the leaked “Access Hollywood” audio taped in which Mr. Trump bragged about grabbing women by the genitals — are outdated indiscretions committed long before he entered politics.

“He was a little bit of a playboy,” Ms. Starkweather said. “Everybody knows that.”

Ms. Pierson, one of the few African-Americans on the Trump campaign, acknowledged the difficulty of finding such voters at a campaign event in the Detroit suburbs.


'When the boos started, he turned to First Lady Melania Trump and appeared to say, "Whoa."'

ABC News posted a focused video of Trump as he was shown on the videoboard. When the boos started, he turned to First Lady Melania Trump and appeared to say, “Whoa.”

Trump smiled and continued on with his applause as the segment continued. Several “Impeach Trump” banners also made appearances around the stadium.


For Yazidis, Baghdadi's death "doesn't feel like justice yet"

* Islamic State attacked Yazidi homeland in 2014

* Many Yazidis are now at Sharya camp in Iraq

* Residents are glad IS leader Baghdadi is dead

* Many want surviving IS militants brought to justice

By Raya Jalabi

SHARYA CAMP, Iraq, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death will mean nothing to 19-year-old rape victim Jamila unless the Islamic State militants who enslaved her are brought to justice.

Jamila, who asked not to be identified by her last name, is one of thousands of women from the Yazidi minority religion who were kidnapped and raped by IS after it mounted an assault on the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq in August 2014.

"Even if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, it doesn't mean Islamic State is dead," Jamila told Reuters outside the tent that is now her temporary home in the Sharya camp for displaced Yazidis in Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

"This doesn't feel like justice yet," she said. "I want the men who took me, who raped me, to stand trial. And I want to have my voice heard in court. I want to face them in court ... Without proper trials, his death has no meaning."


Inspired by his edicts to enslave and slaughter Yazidis, whom IS regard as infidels, his followers shot, beheaded and kidnapped thousands in a rampage which the United Nations called a genocidal campaign against them.

Along with thousands of other women and children, Jamila said she was enslaved by the militants and kept in captivity for five months in the city of Mosul along with her sister.

She was just 14 when she was seized. But her problems did not end after she and her sister managed to escape when, she said, their guards were high on drugs.

"When I first came back, I had a nervous breakdown and psychological problems for two years, so I couldn't go to school," she said.


For some of the nearly 17,000 Yazidis at the Sharya camp, Baghdadi's death was a first step in that direction though they fear the IS fighters who are still alive.

Mayan Sinu, 25, can dream of a new life after the camp as she and her three children have been granted asylum by Australia. But she also wants the men who shot her husband in the legs and dragged him off to be brought to justice. He has been missing since the incident five years ago.

"I hope Baghdadi is suffering more than we ever did, and my God we suffered," said Sinu. "I wish he (Baghdadi) hadn't blown himself up so I could have slaughtered him myself with my bare hands." (Editing by Timothy Heritage)


Matt Gaetz mad because Ellen producer called him a "fucking tool"


andy lassner
I don’t work for NBC, but I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you took time out of crashing hearings to respond to me.
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I’d ask NBC if they stand behind such a dumb/triggered/profane comment from a senior employee...

But I’ve learned after reading #CatchAndKill that accountability isn’t really NBC’s “thing.” twitter.com/andylassner/st…
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"trip to Nationals Park was one of the few times Mr. Trump has crept out of his self-made bubble "

Most weeks my Mondays unfold in a well-practiced routine: brush teeth, wash face, walk dog. This morning, I added a new step: spend 15 minutes scrolling through Twitter to see whether anyone had synced that delicious footage of President Trump’s face falling on Sunday — as the World Series crowd is booing him — with the R.E.M. song “Everybody Hurts.”

I watched the video over and over, scrutinizing every second of the footage, waiting for the exact moment when Mr. Trump’s smirky grin gives way to stony petulance, the precise instant when he realizes that this sea of red-hatted Americans are not his red-hatted Americans, as the applause for veterans gives way to lusty boos, and the chants of “Lock him up!” ripple through the stadium.

It felt like medicine, like balm for a weary soul. It wasn’t until I’d watched the footage sped up, slowed down and from six angles and heard myself crooning, “Let me taste your tears!” that I started feeling a little sick, as if I’d gorged on Halloween candy.

I realized that I was gloating. It was not a pleasant realization.

The booing itself wasn’t the problem. The booing was appropriate. The booing was necessary, insofar as his trip to Nationals Park was one of the few times Mr. Trump has crept out of his self-made bubble and encountered something resembling the real world. When he eats out, it’s in a restaurant in a hotel he owns; when he plays golf, it’s at a club he owns; when he’s with a crowd, it’s his crowd.


Fox News' Dana Perino is surprised Trump got booed at World Series - thought Americans would cheer


Fox News' Dana Perino said is surprised Trump got booed at World Series: "I was the one who thought the president should go to the game," "I never thought he would get booed. I thought Americans won't do that, Americans would cheer."


The applause quickly turned into resounding boos as the president appeared on the screen beside First Lady Melania Trump and some Republicans, including Florida congressman Matt Gaetz. In addition to the booing, some fans could also be heard chanting "lock him up."

A panel on Fox News' The Five discussed the incident in a segment on Monday.

Commentator Capri Cafaro criticized the fans that booed for failing to show respect for the president. "Everybody has their First Amendment right to express themselves however they want, but I would say this, regardless of whether or not you agree with President Trump or not he is the President of the United States and this is the World Series," she said. "I may not agree with pretty much anything President Trump does, but even if I felt that way, I would refrain from booing and just be silent and that's what you should do."

Co-host Dana Perino admitted that she never expected that Trump would get booed by the crowd. "I'm proved completely naive," she said. "I was the one who thought the president should go to the game. I never thought he would get booed. I thought Americans won't do that, Americans would cheer."

Co-host Jesse Watters said he researched presidents that have previously been booed and found that "Barack Obama got booed in Baltimore and also in St. Louis at football and baseball games."

The incident on Sunday night was not the first time a U.S. president has been booed at a sporting event. Washington National fans booed former Republican President George W. Bush as he was throwing a pitch during a 2008 game and Obama drew boos making the same pitch in 2014.

Following the World Series game, the hashtag #LockHimUp rose to the top of the U.S. trending chart on Twitter, with thousands of users sharing videos, pictures and memes of Trump's appearance at the game, which ended in a 7-1 loss for the home team.

welcome party in Chicago for Trump today


CNN reporter: Trump claims farmers cried when he signed order. Roll the tape.


CNN reporter: Trump claims farmers cried when he signed order. Roll the tape.

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks recent false claims made by President Trump about Osama Bin Laden and crying farmers.
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