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Blackout: Major progressive web sites omit report that Starbucks is giving raises as result of GOP tax cut

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Yesterday at 5:09 am Reuters reported that Starbucks was going to give raises to employees. From the story:

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will use some of the savings from the new U.S. corporate tax cuts to give domestic employees pay raises, company stock and expanded benefits with a combined worth of more than $250 million, the company said on Wednesday.

With the announcement, the world’s biggest coffee chain joins companies like Walmart (WMT.N), Apple Inc APPL.O, Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) in sharing their tax savings with employees.

Starbucks is known for giving its workers, which it calls “partners,” more generous pay and benefits than other mass-market restaurants and retailers.

“Investing in our partners has long been our strategy, and due to the recent changes in U.S. tax law, we are able to accelerate some significant partner investments,” Chief Executive Kevin Johnson said in a letter to employees.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Over 11 hours later, at 1:45 pm (Central Time), I went to several proggie web sites to search how they reported this great news. I searched the following sites to see if they had “Starbucks” or any story on their home page about this announcement:

At the time of my search, I didn’t find ANY article on this good news on the above web sites. Gee, I wonder why?

CBS news had the story, at the bottom of their home page under the “Money Watch” category. Fox News DID have the story, about a quarter of the way down on their home page.

Wonder if these progressive “news” web sites will get around to reporting this great news as a result of the GOP tax cut plan, which NOT ONE demorat voted for.

No wonder we call them #FakeNews.

DCG

PS: I checked all the web sites bulleted above at 9:30 pm last night and STILL NOTHING about the Starbucks announcement. Shocker, not.

More virtue signaling: Female demorats planning to wear black to Trump’s SOTU address

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Demorats in solidarity with this victim?/AP Photo

Will Juanita Broaddrick receive an invite from the democrat working group that hopes to “transcend party lines?”

From Glamour: At the 2018 Golden Globes, the red carpet was flooded with black dresses and Time’s Up pins, a coordinated protest against sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and other industries. Though responses to the blackout (and the efficacy of this type of showing) was mixed, it does appear to have inspired a similar movement in a different field: politics.

NBC News reports that another blackout demonstration against sexual misconduct is in the works—this time, in Washington, D.C., on the occasion of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. On January 30 members of Congress, led by the Democratic Women’s Working Group, are invited to wear black to the address as an act of solidarity. Representative Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California who will be participating, told NBC News: “This is a culture change that is sweeping the country, and Congress is embracing it.”

Last year female Democrats staged a similar fashion demonstration when President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time: They wore white as an homage to the women’s suffrage movement, and to make a statement about women’s rights. They documented it with the hashtag #WomenWearWhite.

While lawmakers in Washington are often starkly divided by their political affiliations, Speier and other organizers hope that a call to stand up for victims of sexual harassment and abuse will transcend party lines, with members of both parties showing up in black.

Capitol Hill is no stranger to the rampant sexual abuse that has plagued professional environments, from film to farming. A November New York Times report described sexual harassment as an “occupational hazard” for women entering politics; in the same month, 50 women spoke to CNN about their experiences with harassment while working in Washington. And when it comes to individual politicians (mostly male), accusations of sexual misconduct abound: Most notably, President Trump has dodged and denied accusations of sexual harassment since his 2016 campaign, while Senator Al Franken and Representative John Conyers (both Democrats) stepped down from office following allegations of their misconduct.

The Golden Globes blackout was met with criticism, many notes that seeing a sea of black dresses—and reading the statements of actresses who participated—made for one of the most meaningful red carpets in entertainment history. At this time, few politicians have announced their intentions to wear black alongside the Democratic Women’s Working Group to the State of the Union. On January 30 we’ll see which lawmakers step up—and whether the President responds to the protest.

DCG

Why no one trusts #FakeNews: NBC News says Trump’s North Korean policy could trigger famine

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As if famine and mass starvation has never existed/doesn’t currently exist in North Korea under Fat Boy. These partisan, TDS-infected “reporters” are a joke. Expect more #FakeNews like this for the next three years.

From NBC News: The Trump administration’s primary North Korea strategy would do little to curb the country’s nuclear program and could trigger a famine, according to experts.

After spearheading several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off oil supplies to Kim Jong Un’s regime and the 25 million people he rules.  Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, summed up Washington’s thinking Sunday: “You cannot shoot a missile without fuel.”

Many analysts say such a move would have minimal impact on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and would instead hit the country’s agricultural sector, potentially leading to mass starvation.

“If it could be done, a full oil cutoff would certainly dramatically reduce the amount of domestically grown food available to the civilian population,” according to David von Hippel, a senior associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, a California-based think tank.

Von Hippel warned the results of an oil embargo — which he conceded would be almost impossible to enforce — could have a catastrophic impact on a humanitarian level.

“Unless China or the rest of the world exported or gifted food to the DPRK to compensate, this would likely lead to famine,” he added, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

North Korea’s population would feel a lack of oil more acutely than most countries.

Much of the country’s 46,000 square miles, an area around the size of Pennsylvania, is covered in mountains. According to the CIA World Factbook, only around 22 percent of North Korea is used for agriculture, compared with 44 percent of the United States.

What arable land there is, North Koreans farm intensively. They’ve also come to rely on tractors, irrigation pumps, refrigerators and transportation trucks to harvest and distribute food before I trots.

Von Hippel said that even without further sanctions, measures imposed in September as a result of Kim’s missile and nuclear tests would likely impoverish North Korea’s breadbasket.

“The civilian population will certainly feel the burden of the sanctions well before the nuclear weapons or missile programs or the DPRK elites do, if these noncivilians feel them at all,” he said. “At some point, however, the agricultural sector will feel the pinch of sanctions.”

Elizabeth Rosenberg, a senior fellow and the director of the energy, economics and security program at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank, said that famine is “among the possibilities” that lawmakers should consider when deciding whether to impose tighter trade restrictions.

Read the rest of the diatribe here.

h/t Twitchy

DCG

Brian Williams is now concerned with “Fake News”

From the man who was suspended from NBC News for a fake Iraq helicopter story. And he quoted a BuzzFeed News study as his source. Dan Rather would be proud.

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Hitler finds out about lyin’ Brian Williams

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~Éowyn

Wednesday Funnies: Brucie and more Lyin’ Brian!

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For Bruce Jenner’s morphing into a MtF transgender, see “When did transgenders become all the rage?.”

The latest news on lyin’ Brian Williams:

Yesterday, in a memo from NBC News President Deborah Turness, the network announced that for his persistent lying (over the course of TWELVE YEARS!) that he was aboard a helicopter shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003 (see “NBC news anchor Brian Williams admits he lied”), NBC News anchor Brian Williams will get a slap on the wrist — 6 months suspension without pay.

Williams’s salary at NBC is $10 million a year.

Steve Burke, the CEO of NBC Universal, said Williams’ actions “are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate” but that Williams “deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him.” (Clash Daily)

According to National Review, it was NBC’s female executives — Turness and her boss, Pat Fili-Krushel, chairwoman of NBC Universal news group — who want to go soft on Williams and return him to the anchor job because they’re “desperate to save their jobs” by preserving Williams and, by extension, NBC’s last big No. 1 show in ratings — the NBC Nightly News.

Here are more Lyin’ Brian Williams satires (click here for our first batch of Lyin’ Brian Williams satires):

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Join Grumpy Cat in saying “NO” to NBC Nightly News and all NBC shows.

Update:

2 more Lyin’ Brian Williams satires!

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H/t Tony W. and FOTM’s Lola & j.case

~Éowyn

Monday Funnies: Lyin’ Brian Williams

After repeating his lie for TWELVE years, NBC News anchor Brian Williams finally was forced to admit he had “misremembered” lied about being aboard a helicopter that was shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) in Iraq in 2003.

NBC executives already had known for at least a year about Williams puffing up, that is lying, in his resumé. Now, questions legitimately are raised about whether he had fibbed about other things, like heroically rescuing a puppy (or was it two puppies?) from a burning house, and his dramatic reporting from Katrina about seeing a dead body float by and getting dysentery from drinking the contaminated flood water. (See “NBC news anchor Brian Williams admits he lied“)

Political satirists are having a field day with Lyin’ Brian Williams. Here’s a sample.

Enjoy!

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H/t FOTM’s Lola

~Éowyn