How can we take Behar seriously about ANYTHING when she calls “Sexual Assult” victims TRAMPS!!!…….Papa Mike
On Wednesday, ABC’s The View began the show with a much more enthusiastic opening than they typically do, as the hosts raved to the excited audience, that Democrats had won races in several key states during last night’s election. Suggesting the election results were a “rebellion” against Trump and his policies, the hosts gushed that America seemed to be heading back on track. “It makes you feel better about the country today,” co-host Joy Behar gushed.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg began the show announcing that New Jersey and Virginia had elected their democrat candidates for governor, to loud cheers from the liberal audience.
“Some say this is a rebellion against the guy in the White House, but the guy in the White House says Gillespie lost because ‘he didn’t embrace me.’ So one wonders, which is it?” Whoopi posed.
“Well neither did Melania frankly,” Behar quipped as the other hosts laughed, and Meghan McCain rolled her eyes.
Sara Haines pointed out that half of the voters in Virginia who came out seemed to be voting against Trump, revealing he was a “factor” in their vote, and they opposed him at a 2 to 1 margin. “So I think in that instance, it might be,” Haines suggested. “But what really excited me actually and I think everyone can get board on, was this was the highest turn out for a gubernatorial race in over 20 years. It was at a 20 year low in 2016, just over half voting. This was up. It was the highest. So it means people are participating and that’s the most important part,” she concluded.
“There were more women who voted this time than did for Hillary Clinton even because women are beginning to see that elections have consequences,” Behar claimed, bringing it back to Trump as always.
“Yes!” Sunny Hostin cheered, as the audience clapped.
Jerry Jones is disgusted in Goodell’s lack of leadership on the National Anthem protests and is ready to sue the league.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is threatening to sue the NFL if Commissioner Roger Goodell does not take action against the National Anthem kneelers.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the National Football League if a contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell is approved by the league’s compensation committee, sources told Outside the Lines.
A team owner and a team executive told Outside the Lines that Jones has hired David Boies, the famed New York lawyer who represented Vice President Al Gore in the deadlocked 2000 presidential election — and who led the NFL’s court case during a dispute over the 2011 collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Boies has previously represented Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who now faces numerous sexual assault allegations.
The New York Times first reported the development on Wednesday.
By Eric Owens
One of the world’s largest atheist organizations has declared that praying to God or any other supernatural deity is a useless, stupid endeavor that will not lead to “evidence-based solutions.”
The Center for Inquiry, an organization that promotes secular education, released its anti-prayer statement after Rep. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, defended prayer as a way to respond to horrific events — in this case the massacre of 26 people at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
“It is the right thing to do, to pray in moments like this because, you know what? Prayer works,” Ryan said Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News.
People who don’t pray after such events don’t understand the benefits of religion, Ryan suggested.
“It’s disappointing. It’s sad, and this is what you’ll get from the far secular left. People who do not have faith, don’t understand faith, I guess I’d have to say.”
Robyn Blumner, the CEO of the Center for Inquiry, responded to Ryan with a press release charging that Ryan’s statements about prayer in response to a mass shooting are “responsible for the nation’s polarization.”
“There is no evidence that intercessory prayer has any effect on earthly events, as numerous controlled studies have shown, and it won’t save anyone from future atrocities,” Blumner said. “So instead of dismissing legitimate criticism, the Speaker should work toward evidence-based solutions to the pressing national issue of gun violence.”
“Individuals and communities are free to pray, worship and heal as they wish,” the atheism CEO graciously allowed.
“At the same time, the religiously unaffiliated are the largest group of voters of all belief denominations, and they want more than platitudes when the times demand real-world solutions,” Blumner also said.
Blumner also charged that Ryan’s support for prayer in response to 26 murder victims is an attempt “to scapegoat the nonreligious to divert from his own ineffectiveness.”
“That he chooses this moment to belittle secular Americans, or Americans of any religious affiliation, is what is truly sad,” Blumner said.
According to the Center for Inquiry, a Pew Research poll shows that voters who aren’t affiliated with any particular church or denomination — “nones” — constitute the largest voting bloc when voters are grouped by religion. Catholics and “White Evangelicals” come in a very close second and third.
About the “Article” I have but ONE word to say….SICK!
If this is a peak at the 2016 elections then TRUMP definitely, and maybe the GOP, could be in trouble…….Papa Mike
In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.
Two openly transgender candidates won races as well as the first Sikh mayor in New Jersey and first African-American mayors in major cities.
First openly transgender state lawmaker elected in Virginia
Danica Roem defeated incumbent delegate Bob Marshall, who had been elected 13 times over 26 years, for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. When Roem takes office, she will be the first openly transgender candidate to be elected and serve in a state legislative body.
Althea Garrison, elected in Massachusetts, was the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature, but did not campaign as an openly transgender person during her race in 1992.
The race between Roem and Marshall to represent Virginia’s 13th district, which encompasses Prince William County and Manassas Park, had been rooted in ideological opposites.
Marshall had been at odds with LGBT issues and had proposed a state bill in 2015 that would allow anyone who has a license with the state to refuse services to gay people and earlier this year introduced a bill to restrict transgender people’s access to public restrooms, CNN local affiliates reported.
During the campaign, Marshall refused to use Roem’s correct pronouns.
Roem was open about her gender identity and had backing from LGBT groups.
“To every person who has ever been singled out, who has ever been stigmatized, who has ever been the misfit, who’s ever been the kid in the corner, who’s ever needed someone to stand up for them when they didn’t have a voice of their own because there is no one else with them, this one is for you,” she told her supporters Tuesday night.
Prior to running for office, Roem worked as a journalist.
First openly transgender person of color elected to public office
Andrea Jenkins won a seat in the Minneapolis City Council to represent the city’s 8th ward, the Star Tribune reported. She won more than 70% of the votes, the newspaper reported.
Jenkins had served as a senior policy aide to two Ward 8 city council members. She touted more than 25 years of public service experience as a policy aide, nonprofit executive director, consultant and employment specialist on her website. She also described herself as a poet, writer and performer.