Nate Silver vs. Kellyanne Conway

So Kellyanne Conway tweeted this:

Which is a fairly bold claim given that Trump is losing the popular vote by over 2.25 million votes as of the current tally. But maybe Kellyanne Conway is talking about the Electoral Votes? Nate Silver tweets:

The amount of bullshit we’re going to have to put up with for the next four years is just maddening.

7 Big Lies ‘American Sniper’ is Telling America About Iraq and Chris Kyle

From Raw Story. :

The film American Sniper, based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is a box office hit, setting records for an R-rated film released in January. Yet the film, the autobiography of the same name, and the reputation of Chris Kyle are all built on a set of half-truths, myths and outright lies that Hollywood didn’t see fit to clear up.

Here are seven lies about Chris Kyle and the story that director Clint Eastwood is telling

Obama Speech Causes Student Suicide

From Fox News (of course):

George Washington University students in Washington, D.C. learned of a tragic coincidence of timing on their campus Wednesday. As President Obama delivered a speech on deficit reduction in the Jack Morton Auditorium, university officials were learning one of their students had committed suicide in his dorm room across campus.

Fox News has learned that the male student may have been a junior at the school and was described as solitary. He rarely left his dorm room, according to a source.

“I am deeply saddened to report that the university has been notified of the death of one of our students,” GW President Steven Knapp said in a message to his students, faculty and staff. “The student was found in his room this afternoon at the City Hall residence hall,” he said.

GWU officials tell Fox that police were notified about the incident around 2pm, which happens to be at the same time that President Obama was speaking. A source tells Fox that the incident may have occurred earlier, noting that police went knocking on the student’s door at 1:30pm. As of this writing, Fox has not been able to obtain reaction from the White House.

Fox News has removed the article.

Why So Socialist?

Considering that most conservative protest signs are misspelled, have poor grammar, and are written in crayon, this effort isn’t half bad. (And no, I don’t think it is racist. It’s intent is clearly to depict Obama as the Joker)

Of course, being douchetastic wingnuts with no foot close to the border of reality, they added the socialism tag at the end which renders whole poster nonsensical since the Joker is an Anarchist which is on the completely opposite side of the political spectrum.

Or did I miss the plot in the comics when Joker decides to terrorize the city until Gotham agrees to take over ownership of Axis chemicals at which point Batman runs for Governor of Alaska and quits half way through his term to prove how good he is at being a point guard in basketball?

U.S. Turns Off Havana News Ticker That Angered Cuba

From Reuters:

HAVANA (Reuters) – The United States has turned off a news ticker at its diplomatic mission in Havana that long had irritated the Cuban government, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, in another sign of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.

The five-foot-high (1.5-meter) news ticker ran across 25 windows on the outside of the fifth floor of the U.S. diplomatic mission’s building on Havana’s busy seaside Malecon drive. It streamed news, political statements and messages blaming Cuba’s problems on the country’s communist system and socialist economy.

The ticker infuriated Cuban President Fidel Castro when it was turned on by former U.S. President George W. Bush’s administration in 2006. President Raul Castro took over from ailing elder brother Fidel last year.

After the United States launched the ticker, Cuba erected obstructions so it could not be seen and put up anti-U.S. billboards. Cuba took down those billboards earlier this year.

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters in Washington that the news ticker was turned off in June.