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Rightzilla – Ocasio-Cortez cuts mic on constituent challenging her ‘totally absurd, fascist’ take on free speech – Infowars

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated the old adage “actions speak louder than words” at a recent town hall when a constituent questioned the socialist’s “fascist” perspective on free speech.  Video of the sparsely attended event in Queens featured a small crowd and a line of speakers waiting to address Ocasio-Cortez, who stood on an elevated stage behind a fancy podium. One of the speakers introduced himself as James Scott Berry and described himself as a registered Republican with the life mantra “always be willing to be wrong.”  Berry posed two different questions: Whether AOC would be willing to investigation the “over 3 million incidents of violent acts and threats of violence allowed in our schools against teachers and against fellow students ever year,” and whether she’s agreed that the greatest freedom in the world is the “freedom to hate, because in many countries you cannot.”
When I highlight stories, I try to find the most salient point. I had a really hard time finding that point because, much like the leftzilla winner from yesterday, the headline did not get fulfilled by the story.  While it is true that at one point this dude’s mic was cut off, it was quickly restored and a rather lengthy discourse ensued.  The crux seems to be AOC might possibly define incitement to violence more broadly than our hero does.  I’ll leave you zillas to fight over those table scraps.

They get the win anyway, Infowars, that is, because the video hits the leftzillas with their own favorite bludgeoning tool, ‘fascist.’  But it still failed to deliver on the zilla promised. | go to source

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Leftzilla – Trump admin was surveilling last year’s family separation protests, internal documents reveal – Daily Kos

Once again we have a zilla that fails to fully deliver.  The headline sounds scandalous enough, so much so that Daily Kos gets the Oppo of the day.  But, outside of the choir room, this song will sing flatter than pancakes being sucked into a black hole.  Well, I guess anything stuffed into a black hole will tend to be ultimate flatted, so to speak.

Do let me get back on point, because that’s what you pay for.  This little ditty reveals that, shock, government spies on protests, and they hire ‘private’ companies to do this work sometimes.  Still, if you’re a leftzilla, I understand why this would be like someone metaphorically spilled vegetables in your ice cream (unless you’re into that sort of thing).  Let’s let the winner, Daily Kos, shock us with their zilla.

Daily Kos – Government documents obtained by a coalition of immigrant rights group under the Freedom of Information Act show that the Trump administration was using a private cybersecurity company to monitor the hundreds of nationwide protests last year organized by Americans outraged over its family separation policy, adding to the disturbing pattern of surveillance and targeting of critics under the Trump administration.

“The documents include a list disseminated by [Homeland Security’s] Office on Intelligence and Analysis of more than 600 protests that took place in June 2018, when public horror at children being systematically ripped from their parents became widespread,” the American Immigration Council said. A firm called LookingGlass shared the information, including Facebook Event IDs and logistics such as time and location, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm. | go to source

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What if Life Began Outside of Earth and it Wasn’t an Alien Conspiracy, It Was Science?

There’s these things called planetesimals, they apparently are the heart of any new planet.  Well, scientists believe these planetesimals ‘had all the ingredients necessary” for the beginning of life to have happened long before earth was even fully.  Now the people who know science will tell it to you.  Take it away,  Live Science –

Life may have arisen in our solar system before Earth even finished forming.  Planetesimals, the rocky building blocks of planets, likely had all the ingredients necessary for life as we know it way back at the dawn of the solar system, said Lindy Elkins-Tanton, a planetary scientist at Arizona State University (ASU).  And clement conditions may have persisted inside some planetesimals for tens of millions of years — perhaps long enough for life to emerge, said Elkins-Tanton, the director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and the principal investigator of NASA’s upcoming mission to the odd metallic asteroid Psyche. | go to source

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Rescuing Eggs from Dead Sharks Yields Live Sharks, Hope for Endangered Species

The Guardian – All of this work has culminated in our recent publication of a paper in the journal of Ocean and Coastal Management, detailing the project. To date, a total of 689 eggcases have been recovered from dead sharks at the market; of these, 278 have developed and hatched out successfully with 237 S. canicula and 41 S. stellarisreleased back into the wild. A further four S. stellariswere retained by the aquarium for educational display purposes. | go to source

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Leftzilla – Trump Claims Obama Was Disloyal To America As Investigators Close In – Politics USA

Our Polzilla of the day comes to us from Politics USA.  And if you know your poly blogs, that means the Leftzillas win again!  Congrats, leftzillas.  Politic USA captures a rather ‘interesting’ exchange Donald Trump had recently.  I’ll let the leftzillas tell the tale-
Politics USA – Trump claimed in Green Bay that former President Obama had been disloyal to America, as congressional investigators are digging into his relationship with Russia.  Trump said, “Now, you finally have a president who is loyal to you. Every day between now and November 2020, we are going to keep on working. We are going to keep on fighting, and we are going to keep on winning, winning, winning. Remember I used to tell you about winning. We’re winning. We are respected again, and I have to say every leader without fail that comes to see me in the Oval Office, they all say without fail. Congratulations, it’s incredible what’s happened to the United States.”
Them providing the quote was good and sporting of them considering the quote doesn’t, sadly, fully deliver on the zilla promise of the headline.  For the zilla fans, this is a bit of a letdown, but the exploitation of the potential for the title to be fully correct leads me to give them the win today nonetheless. | go to source

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Rightzilla – Joe Biden Exploited Charlottesville Murder In His Announcement Video, Didn’t Tell The Family First – True Pundit

My Oppo of the day addresses a recent video Joe Biden did commemorating the events in Charlottesville.  Apparently, Joe done flerbed the fleek.  Or something.  He did NOT get permission to use video of Heather Heyer from her parents.

Here’s how True Pundit addressed the Biden Boner.

True Pundit – Joe Biden announced his entry into the 2020 Democratic primary early yesterday morning with a video heavily referencing the events in Charlottesville that happened in 2017. Specifically, the death of a young women named Heather Heyer, who was killed by a white supremacist coward attending the “United the Right” rally put on by Richard Spencer. He then sought to use those events as a cudgel against Donald Trump as part of the roll out of his candidacy.  It’s about to get rockier as The Daily Beast is reporting that Biden made that video without the consent of the deceased family.  Joe Biden did not tell Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mother, that he would be invoking her daughter’s murder in Charlottesville in August 2017 in his presidential campaign launch video focusing on “the battle for the soul” of America | go to source

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One Chemical 3D Printing All Purpose Lab Coming Up

Chemical 3D printing is a thing, in case you didn’t know  If you DID know you might not have heard of  a recent breakthrough from the Berkeley Lab in good old California that claims to be able to build a chemical 3D printing template that will allow multiple complex chemical reactions, with scientificimal and engineering precision, to take place, all in one template.
The scientists are calling this thing a “lab on a chip,” meaning they can create a lab, a chemical 3D printing lab, that can process, diagnose, investigate, produce multiple functions that have to do with processing chemicals to do things we want them to do.  Ok, Science Daily, give us more-

From Science Daily — Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3D-print all-liquid ‘lab on a chip’

Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications — from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.   “What we demonstrated is remarkable. Our 3D-printed device can be programmed to carry out multistep, complex chemical reactions on demand,” said Brett Helms, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, who led the study. “What’s even more amazing is that this versatile platform can be reconfigured to efficiently and precisely combine molecules to form very specific products, such as organic battery materials.” | go to source

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Leftzilla – Rhode Island Man Threatened to ‘Eradicate’ All Democrats, Eat Pro-Choice Professor – Daily Beast

The Top Polzilla of the day comes to us from The Daily Beast, with a headline that, let’s be honest, doesn’t get the award so much for creativity as it does for simply having a gift fall into your mouth, and at least effectively capturing and promoting that gift.   Well done Daily Beast.
The gift I am referring to is the absolute idiocy of self-professed Trump supporter and Pro-Life supporter, Matthew Haviland,who decided to take a giant proverbial on the whole of MAGA and Pro Life by behaving in an insane way that checks ALL the boxes of the worst of the worst beliefs leftzillas would want everyone to have for rightzillas.  These, well, let’s just call them strategically challenged activists (or mega tools, if you wanna get all mean and stuff, and yeah, I would understand if you did), be they left or rightzillas, couldn’t do a better job to help their alleged enemies than the enemies themselves can ever have  done to them.
More from The Daily Beast –  Matthew Haviland, a 30-year-old resident of North Kingstown, threatened to murder and eat the professor in a series of March 10 emails, according to prosecutors…..In emails to the professor, who has publicly advocated for abortion rights, Haviland allegedly threatened to “rip every limb from your body and eat it, piece by piece” and “savor” the teacher’s “innards.”  “You will have your face ripped off and eaten by me, personally,” Haviland wrote in another email to the professor, whose name and affiliation were not revealed by the feds…….“I will kill every Democrat in the world so we never more have to have our babies brutally murdered by you absolute terrorists,” Haviland wrote, according to prosecutors. | go to source

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Rightzilla – BREAKING: “Criminal Indictments Are Coming For Obama/Clinton Associates” – DC Whispers

Our Oppo of the Day comes from Rightzilla, with a headline that has been written a hundred thousand times by a hundred thousand blogs but THIS time it’s gonna be right.  Is this one of those “Bernie can still win” moments for the rightzillas, or are their dreams of Trump’s “because she’d be in jail” comments during one of those Trump-Hillary shows they put on back in 2016 finally coming true?

More from DC Whispers – Normally such a claim would cause more than a few eye rolls and shakes of the head as for a very long time, the upper echelons of the Deep State continued to dance just beyond the realm of real legal accountability for their nefarious actions. Former U.S. prosecutor Joe diGenova is a proven reliable source, though, and so if he says indictments are coming, he’s likely right. | go to source

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Rightzilla – President Trump Accuses Former President Obama Of Ordering British Spies To Target His 2016 Campaign – War News Updates

Here is is folks. the tweet that produced the winnng zilla of the day, from War News Updates. simply highlighting what President Trump Tweeted, which was this “Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign.” @OANN WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”
This is the type of headline that could have been written by either zilla, but the rightzillas wrote it so the rightzillas get it. | go to source

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Leftzlla – Eric Swalwell Suggests That Trump Could Be Being Blackmailed By Putin – Politics USA

So far, of all the Dem Presidential candidates running right now, Eric Swalwell is, perhaps, the most zilla of them all.  This Oppo of the day headline was inspired by the same aforementioned Swalwell who posited the theory that Trump might very well be blackmailed by Putin.  It would be exciting if it were true, and it would also be exciting if it were totally imagined, but believed (I’m voting for this). Either Swalwell is a total mad lad, or Trump is a Putin purse, so to speak.  Here’s what he actually said, as shared by Politics USA –
Rep. Swalwell said on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, “There’s evidence of collusion and coordination. It doesn’t go beyond a reasonable doubt but that doesn’t mean this is a good guy. We know the Russians helped him. He asked them to help him. What we don’t know yet is why won’t he show us his taxes, his finances. And look, if this guy is able to be blackmailed by a porn star, how do we know he won’t be blackmailed by Vladimir Putin?” | go to source

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Rightzilla – FAKE NEWS: Democrat Super PAC Priorities USA Gave $1.5 Million To Buzzfeed In Last Weeks Of 2016 Election – Big League Politics

I’m not gonna lie, in the interest of not appearing to be biased, I was worried about the number of Leftzilla wins I assigned in a row recently.  I choose em as I see em and sometimes statistics might produce a string of the baddies wins in a row (depending on your favorite zilla).  Fortunately, rightzilla earned themselves a win today with this well-placed jab targeting an enemy’s particularly vulnerable perceived weakness.  In this case, they went after Buzzfeed for LITERALLY (according to them) pushing political content marketing as news (aka, Fake News).  Big League Politics takes the win today.  Congrats and How Dare you! (Again, depending on your favorite zilla).  Here’s more from the winners:
Big League Politics – Buzzfeed received $1.5 million from the top Democrat super PAC Priorities USA Action in the final weeks of the 2016 election, according to federal election reports. Priorities USA was Hillary Clinton’s most powerful PAC in her campaign against President Donald Trump. (h/t HRC’s Field Sobriety Test). | go to source

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Lefftzilla – Rachel Maddow Just Blew A Massive Hole In Trump’s Plot To Obstruct Congressional Investigations – Politics USA

Right up to the end I thought this was our Polzilla winner, but it wasn’t mean’t to be.  Our OPPO of the day comes to us from today’s first losers, the Leftzillas.  Maddow goes all in with what appears to be another devastating take down of the President, or something.

From  Politics USA – “In a continuation of the behavior laid out in Robert Mueller’s report, Donald Trump is now trying to obstruct congressional investigations by blocking current and former White House officials from testifying to Congress.  At the top of the administration’s list of people they absolutely don’t want to testify is Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who gave Mueller key information on Trump’s obstruction efforts.” | go to source

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Leftzilla – Militia patrolling U.S. border was allegedly training to kill Hillary Clinton, George Soros – Think Progress

Our top zilla of the day is Leftzilla, with a headline that darn near writes itself.  Today, news of the full political ‘activism’ of the border control militia guy arrested near the border by the FBI is a gift for the left from zilla heaven.

From Think Progress – According to the criminal complaint, the UCP had previous run-ins with the law — including one 2017 incident after the FBI received a tip that the group was engaged in “militia extremist activity” in Flora Vista, New Mexico.  Before the tip was received, Hopkins allegedly said the group was “training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.” He claimed it was because the three prominent Democrats supported Antifa, according to the complaint. | go to source

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Rightzilla – Kamala Harris wants to use executive action for gun control if she is elected president – The Blaze

For our Oppo of the day, The Blaze brings home the glory with this headline drawing attention to one of the most odious of democrat positions for conservatives, gun control.

From The Blaze   –  Harris supports universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and told the audience she will use her executive power to take action on gun control if Congress doesn’t pass the laws she wants.  “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws,” Harris said. “And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.” | go to source

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Leftzilla – Mueller Finds Evidence That Fox News Is White House Produced Propaganda – Politics USA

This headline wins PG Gordy’s (that’s me) Polzilla Top Pol today because of the next-level layering of potential multiple assaults on multiple political opponents, including Fox News and, of course, Donald Trump.  The context is a part of the Mueller report that alleges that the Trump team was coordinating with Fox News to assure their interviews went as planned.

Politics USA decries:  If Mueller is correct, Fox News is literal state-run television  It is now clear why the Trump administration almost exclusively only deals with Fox News. If the White House has the ability to have parts of Fox interviews edited before they are broadcast, it would mean that Fox isn’t news at all. It is an administration run television station. Interview subjects don’t get to tell journalists what to remove.

And I will add…..LITERALLY! | go to source

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Rightzilla – NY Times: Say, this Steele dossier appears to be false (and maybe was a Russian disinformation effort) – Hot Air

This was a pretty zingy headline, but it landed on old targets and, more importantly, none of them were politicians.  The target was the old grey lady for this round.  Take it away Hot Air.
Well, it took them a while to get there but the NY Times has finally taken notice that the Steele dossier appears to contain a lot of false and unverifiable garbage:  –  Hot Air
The 35-page dossier, spiced up with tales of prostitutes and spies, sketched out a hair-raising story more than two years ago. Russian intelligence had used bribery and blackmail to try to turn Donald J. Trump into a source and ally, it said, and the Kremlin was running some Trump campaign aides practically as agents.  –  NY Times | go to source

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Rightzilla – Evil Leftists Gleefully Savage Trump Over Sri Lanka Terror – Sparta Report

…..evil Leftists took President Trump’s message of support for the grieving citizens of Sri Lanka as yet another opportunity to attack Orange Man Bad.  Replying to @realDonaldTrump  Lets not pretend you care about people. You can’t even help our own in Puerto Rico or Flint.
This particular unhinged Leftist is referencing a Harvard study which estimated that over 3,000 people were killed in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. The study was filled with garbage data and conducted by a team that never actually traveled to Puerto Rico to count actual bodies.  – Sparta Report | go to source