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Showing posts with label AP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AP. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump, CPAC, And The Song Remains The Same

In February 2018, Trump peppered his sycophant CPAC audience with a dose of celebrity very much outside the realm of reality when one considers a US President. "bald spot moment."

Yes, believe it.

After a year of Trump TV via the White House and an accumulation of an additional 5,000 lies and at least four major cabinets "resignations (or terminations), Trump again took the stage at the annual conservative oozfest.  Let's take a few peeps at his tow hour plus performance. 

Since I interjected Trump Administration departures, here is a link to a February 28, 2019, New York Times piece about the unprecedented number of positions vacated under Trump.  In 2018, the sings of a sick organization manifest with these departures: CBS.

Now for a glimpse at CPAC.  (Brief digression:  To the person (visitor) who visits the page and leaves comments exhorting more writing vs. making my point via video and images. When I consider Trump and CPAC, I'd rather take a seat in front of my freezer, open the door and watch experience the joy of watch water freeze to ice. If you know your physics, my seat and viewing would be a major waste as ice freezing with an open door is impossible. Nonetheless a far more productive undertaking than sitting or even 30 minutes of Trump at CPAC.) 

Trump speaking at CPAC...  No words

How embarrassing and shameful to see an adult and the nation's top elected official stoop to such silly antics. Check out the image below.

President Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Atlantic best captured the CPAC cesspool and Trump's clown show. The AtlanticThe 7 Most Bewildering Moments From Trump’s CPAC Speech

How about a US president who spends a moderate amount of his 122-minute performance insulting a former Attorney General he used to prop-up his early campaign. Then Senator Jeff Sessions was the first member of Congress to offer copious support for Trump. 

Please excuse the profanity. Credible and respectful US Presidents don't come to a podium and sprinkle profane language throughout their message.

North Korea?  After this regarding Otto Wambier's comatose return to the US  and his death...  

...Trump goes here at CPAC.

Of course, there was much more but I abide by my longstanding policy of only scant comments about CPAC.

Without understanding how VOX could keep Trump's most bizarre CPAC moments to seven, the piece is worth a quick read.

The AP also ran a piece about the veracity of Trump's visit to the 2019 oozfest. 

Let's close with these.

It is so easy to dupe the uninformed who have allowed themselves to fall into deep sycophancy. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

There Is Something Adrift In The White House: Charlatanism

The Russia probe joins the long list of Trump fabrications and false feed to his base. 

Before we start, a special request. If you answered the previous questions with "no", two things come to mind and must be stated. First, you might have tendencies common to Trump Sycophancy. Second, You might wish to click-off this post you will not like what follows.

Speaking of the base, fabrications and purposeful feeding of lie after lie.

Spies in the Campaign?

Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!
SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!

Two of the three prisoners were taken during Trump's first year in office.
Obama Taped Trump's Phones
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
You actually knew it was a lie when you first heard it, right? 

Obama's Birth Certificate

Investigators in Hawaii?

How about this?


Of course, the number of presidential lies is long and exhaustive. I literally awaken each day with a second thought of. "What has Trump lied about overnight?" 

Various print media have reported Trump has documented lies of over 3,000 since taking office. Last June The New York Times published a definitive list of Trump lies. We are linking the piece here, but know it is far too exhaustive to finish the list without the stark reality of a pathological liar. Of course, 11 months later, we are certain Trump's "lie list" has grown exponentially.

We often post about Trump's lies. Our past posts have been pretty much void of comment or written pieces from psychology professional. Yesterday NBC published a piece with comments which indicated Trump's lying is becoming increasingly worse. Here is an excerpt from the piece.
Between when President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017 and the end of April, the average number of public false or misleading statements he has made per day has been increasing. According to the Washington Post’s fact checkers on May 1, "for the president’s first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day... since we last updated this tally two months ago, the president has averaged about 9 claims a day." 
This is a significant rise. Our calculations suggest that if the current escalation rate remains steady, by the end of his term the president could be making as many as 19 public false statements a day, on average.
UPDATE: Today MSNBC's Craig Melvin ran a segment with one of the authors of the piece. Must View:

Politico also ran a piece regarding Trump's lie.  Critical read.  

America We Have A Problem.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Obama Derangement Syndrome As Political Fodder And A Danger To The Nation

Image: Mark Martizne Show

I often refer to Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS). You know the phenomenon, either from observation, as a victim, or as one who contracted the angst filled (psychological) state around November 5th, 2008. 

If you are of the latter grouping, your mental state took a pathological turn for the worse on January 20th, 2009: Inauguration Day. And, the angst has metastasized to your very core. You are not one of the victims as GOP and conservative policy/practice have not led to deprivation via... 
  • denied unemployment benefits 
  • denied opportunity for healthcare
  • denied jobs 
  • suffered reduced SNAP benefits
  • loss a job resultant from anti-public service policy 
  • denied benefits as a veteran or active duty non-commissioned military family
You may be one who anxiously awaits daily broadcast of Fox News Obama hatred and may have devolved, as has so many on the right, to a state of Vladimir Putin worship. You may even find the Conservative Political Action Committee, CPAC, annual event an exercise in healthy politics as opposed to a far right-wing oozfest. An "oozfest" that ended this past week with a keynote speaker who so obviously has limited intellect. So much for the disjointed communication and 'quippishnes' of Sarah Palin.

There are some who speak out against ODS. We recently ran across a couple of anti-ODS people. One was broadcast on CNN and the other may have surprised Fox New producers as he spoke with Chris Wallace earlier today. 

From the March 7 edition of CNN's Crossfire: Paul Regala (stand-in) co-host.
Read more after the break below


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hard Lessons About The Internet: Satire, Manipulation, Phishing and Simple Subterfuge Marketing.

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On yesterday, Huffington Post reported on the fragile nature of our financial markets. Take a look below at the extent  frigidity in our markets and associated shallowness  regarding political affinities and sensitivities or opportunistic manipulation.

AP Twitter Account Hacked

The Huffington Post | By Rebecca Shapiro and Katherine Fung Posted: 04/23/2013 1:21 pm EDT | Updated: 04/23/2013 9:45 pm EDT
The Associated Press' Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday. Moments later, the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the attack.

Just after 1 p.m., the news organization tweeted:
The Associated Press

Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured
The message spread quickly, with Twitter users immediately wondering if the account had been hacked. The Associated Press' corporate communications account clarified the tweet was fake minutes later.
AP CorpComm

That is a bogus  tweet.
The AP's Sam Hananel, who writes about labor and employment issues, tweeted that the account had been hacked.

Sam Hananel
Please Ignore AP Tweet on explosions, we've been hacked.
The AP Stylebook account confirmed the hack.
AP Stylebook

The  Twitter account has been suspended after it was hacked. The tweet about an attack on the White House was false.
CBS News reported that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that "the president is fine," in response to the AP's Twitter feed.
End Huff Post excerpt

Wouldn't you know Rachel Maddow and her team would delve into the fickle nature of our financial markets, and they would do so with a great deal of detail.  I offer two segments of last night's Maddow segment. One the full segment (10:26 minutes  a bit long) and the segment other is an edited copy  of the same historic 'knee-jerk' market reaction.

Full Segment


Edited segment (shortened segment)

Now, allow one more example of 'knee-jerk" reaction based on information of the moment.   Take a look at the graphic impact of the false and alleged hacked AP Twitter account.

The story must have drawn a response from someone in an international market. At 2:00AM a visitor left the following comment on a story written and published here n November 30, 2012. The AP story broke yesterday sometime after 12:30PM Eastern Time.
"How long will it take the left to blame todays big drop on Bush? on"
The Pardu response
"And this is exactly why one should never ever grab a morning DIJA report, and run to blogs for opportunity shake a "told you so we love Bush" finger at articles. The down closed today as follows.... (At the time of the post above the DIJA was down 139 points.) There is no saving grace in George Bush commenter, none what so ever. In fact, you kind of stepped on a DIJA landmine! DJIA 14,719.46 +152.29+1.05%; NASDAQ 3,269.33 +35.78+1.11%; S&P 5001,578.78 +16.28+1.04% .
While the AP suffered from a reported "hack attack", the TPI garnered a comment from either a sympathetic George W.  Bush supporter or an  opportunistic 'spammer'.  The comment above  has a linked web page  A quick view of the page proved interesting. I like the page!  Carbonated TV image

Yesterday must have been the "Halloween" of the internet. We also experienced another embarrassing exhibition of Internet gone mad.  The Daily Currant dot com published a satirical piece related to Sarah Palin and a false Fox and Friends appearance.  The writer wrote an entertaining screed about Palin comments deploring our government to invade (or attack) the Czech Republic in response to the Boston Bombing suspects native root in Chechnya. 

If you read the piece above, it is hard to deny its creativity and impact, unless you are a die-hard Palin supporter.  Even then you would have to be a curmudgeon to avoid the humor in the piece.  

A few publications, one in particular which I will not name,  ran with the story as if it was a factual depiction of an early morning Palin visit to Fox and Friends.

Lessons:  We should probably exercise a bit more inquisitiveness as we consider the 1990s invention called the Internet. People are becoming masters at manipulation of the Internet and associated technology.  Once, the human mind masters via learning, the mind moves to more challenging activities. In some cases, such activity can be in the form of  mischief.  The problem with mischief is, once it move outside the realm of a quick laugh, it moves into the realm of harassment, manipulation and in many cases criminal endeavors.

Example. My response to the comment above was intended as a response within the context of the political/ social world we dissect, analyze, and posit.  It wasn't until I saw the link-back to did I realize, the prospect of a bit of cleaver subterfuge.  As  web page developer,  website and administrator,  I delete many spam attempts and phishing attempts on a daily basis   Many are clever enough to filter through the 'spam' mechanisms of the site platform (Blogger), most are not and are dumped into the site spam folder.

My 'knee-jerk' inquisitiveness about the George Bush spam was not realized as possibly having succumb to slick marketing until 24 hours after my response to the spammer. 
Subterfuge Marketing is irritating.  It is the very reason I do not allow live comments to posts. All comments must be moderated prior to posting.  The practice actually works to the betterment of my readers and visitors; the practice allows the webpage an opportunity to ward-off trash and fake postings with links attached.