Republican and Democrat Celebrities

Republicans

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Ben Stein
  • Scott Baio
  • Dean Cain
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Don King
  • Chuck Norris
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr.
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Tony Danza
  • Kurt Russell
  • Pat Sajak
  • Rip Torn
  • Andy Garcia
  • Ted Nugent
  • Stephen Baldwin

Democrats

  • Morgan Freeman
  • Robert De Niro
  • Natalie Portman
  • Dave Grohl
  • Meryl Streep
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tim McGraw
  • Larry David
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Jessica Biel
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Chevy Chase
  • Susan Sarandon
  • George Clooney
  • Tom Hanks
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Robert Redford
  • George Lucas
  • Michael Jordan
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Alec Baldwin

Today’s Main Headlines: July 17, 2014 Edition

This is a new, simple feature I’m going to try to do here and there. I think it’s important in helping one gain an understand of media bias, the importance of language, and simply put, priorities of news outlets. 

One can start to see patterns, some laughable (the all caps), some sad. Most obvious if you pay attention.

Here are tonight’s current main headlines:

  • CNN: MISSILE DOWNED JET, U.S. SAYS
  • Al-Jazeera America: Israeli military launches ground invasion of the Gaza Strip
  • BBC: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine
  • Fox News: Hamas warns Israel ‘will pay’ as military launches Gaza ground operation
  • MSNBC: Plane shot down by surface to air missile
  • CBS News: Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 on board shot down over Ukraine
  • ABC News: Israel launches ‘ground phase’ in Gaza battle
  • Yahoo! News: FedEx charges will illegal drug shipments
  • NPR: U.S. Officials: Airliner That Crashed in Ukraine Likely Shot Down
  • The Blaze: A New Phase of Operation Protective Edge
  • Huffington Post: IT WAS SHOT DOWN!
  • Drudge Report: ISRAEL LAUNCHES GAZA GROUND INVASION
  • BuzzFeed: Official say missile hit Malaysian plane: ‘Blown Out of the Sky’
  • The Guardian: Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, killing 298
  • Washington Post: Missile attack takes down Malaysian plane over Ukraine
  • Jerusalem’s Post: As IAF continues to strike Gaza, Palestinians report more deaths
  • Palestine News Network: Israeli military base attacked by a group of Palestinians north of Jerusalem
  • U.S. News & World Report: State Department calls deaths of Gaza boys ‘horrifying;’ says Israel must not target civilians
  • The Onion: Everyone In Middle East Given Own Country In 317,000,000-State Solution
  • US Weekly: Whoa! Kim Kardashian Shares Bikini Picture of Her “Lady Lumps”
  • Perez Hilton: Liv Tyler Has A Confession About Her Gorgeous Leftovers Co-star Justin Theroux: And Yes, It Has To Do With What’s In His Pants!
The court said Thursday that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he invoked the Constitution’s provision on recess appointments to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012. The justices said in their first-ever consideration of the Constitution’s recess appointments clause that Congress gets to decide when it is in recess and that there was no recess when Obama acted. The president said he made the appointments in the face of Republican refusal to allow the NLRB to function.

High court limits president’s appointments power - Nation - The Boston Globe

This doesn’t make a lot of sense since the Supreme Court criticized the president for not using recess appointments to fill those positions in a previous case.

(via dendroica)

fortuneandglory:

Obscure History Mini-Lesson of the Moment Vol. 1 
Simon “The Emerald Gem” Byrne: Bare-Knuckle Boxing in 19th Century England
This is the story of the Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter Simon “The Emerald Gem” Bryne, who lived and fought in the 1820s-30s.
While illegal at the time in England, bareknuckle boxing was supported by many powerful and corrupt individuals who got off on watching people beat each other to bloody pulps with their bare hands. While not much is known about Simon Bryne’s life before England, he had been lured from Ireland to England by the lucrative prize-money - and probably a bit by the glory from the cheering crowds of thousands of spectators.
His career spanned only eight fights, but these fights were brutal, often lasting hundreds of rounds and numerous hours – in fact, his first fight at the age of nineteen lasted 138 rounds over the course of two and a half hours. Police raids, after-fight rioting, and drunken bouts of stupidity were rampant during these fights. Rules were vague and fights often fell to the ground, becoming ragtag wrestling matches, where biting, gouging, and shots to the testicles were frequent. Byrne himself killed a man in a fight - itself leading to a riot resulting in 3 deaths and 20 injuries. Byrne continued fighting and continued winning, before ultimately being defeated at the hand of an opponent at the age of 27 after a three-hour, out of control and bloody fight. The next two days he was in and out of consciousness, reported saying shortly before he died:
“If I should die, it will not be from the beating I received but from mortification. I would rather have died than been beaten in that fight.”
Then indeed, Byrne died, but the gambling sport of bare-knuckle boxing lived on.
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

fortuneandglory:

Obscure History Mini-Lesson of the Moment Vol. 1 

Simon “The Emerald Gem” Byrne: Bare-Knuckle Boxing in 19th Century England

This is the story of the Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter Simon “The Emerald Gem” Bryne, who lived and fought in the 1820s-30s.

While illegal at the time in England, bareknuckle boxing was supported by many powerful and corrupt individuals who got off on watching people beat each other to bloody pulps with their bare hands. While not much is known about Simon Bryne’s life before England, he had been lured from Ireland to England by the lucrative prize-money - and probably a bit by the glory from the cheering crowds of thousands of spectators.

His career spanned only eight fights, but these fights were brutal, often lasting hundreds of rounds and numerous hours – in fact, his first fight at the age of nineteen lasted 138 rounds over the course of two and a half hours. Police raids, after-fight rioting, and drunken bouts of stupidity were rampant during these fights. Rules were vague and fights often fell to the ground, becoming ragtag wrestling matches, where biting, gouging, and shots to the testicles were frequent. Byrne himself killed a man in a fight - itself leading to a riot resulting in 3 deaths and 20 injuries. Byrne continued fighting and continued winning, before ultimately being defeated at the hand of an opponent at the age of 27 after a three-hour, out of control and bloody fight. The next two days he was in and out of consciousness, reported saying shortly before he died:

“If I should die, it will not be from the beating I received but from mortification. I would rather have died than been beaten in that fight.”

Then indeed, Byrne died, but the gambling sport of bare-knuckle boxing lived on.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Reblogged from sickeningliberal