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Showing posts with label Media Matters for America. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trump King? A Court Of Lies And Sycophancy

If you sit in silence, you might as well side with the oppressor. Unknown author.

If you recall the RNC/GOP's recent attempt to send a dual message across the nation be reminded of this:

TownHall dot com: (with my emphasis in red and centered on two very deliberate words.) 
The short message was released on Sunday by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (emphasis added):
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.
“Even as we celebrate, we must also remember those among us who are less fortunate. Many on this day are without hope, and need the kindness and compassion of those around them. It is our prayer we will rise to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals all around us, and what better day is there to love our fellow man than today?
“As we open presents, enjoy Christmas dinner, and celebrate our own family traditions, we are mindful of our men and women in uniform. Many are stationed around the world today protecting our freedoms, and cannot be with their own spouses, children, parents, and siblings. We express the deepest gratitude for service that takes them away from celebrating with loved ones, and we ought to remember them in our thoughts and prayers not just on Christmas Day, but the whole year round.”
Dual message? Yes, a message to Trump sycophants and possible converts regarding his inner team's (and probably his) wish to facilitate viewing in a manner comparable to a Christ-like figure.  Also, imagine the opportunity for his writers to reap the sort of praise on the "king" they know he relishes. Such wordsmithing would surely draw praises equally to a Roman slave probably manicure the toes of Nero. Yes, dual message and a harbinger of life to come (for those who succumb to Trumpism).   

Before you rationalize into that weak mental argument of commonly uses Christmas references to "the new king,"  re-read the statement: "a king."

A want to be king self-proclaims?
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There is yet another case which is proof positive protests on social media can impact disgusting and inappropriate behavior. 

Another Trump (long time) associate recently went utter racists regarding President Obama and Michelle Obama.  The New York State GOP official has a long history of overt racist remarks from oral to email remarks. In April of 2010, Paladino's racism caused a stir after the failed attempt at closet racism were discovered.,were posted here speaks to a long and storied history of utter racism.  Yet, this guy consistently claims how he is not a racist. Is it possible to actually shed one's racism via a simple declaration of "not being a racist." All the while racist acts exude from the guy as if he was a writer for Ron Pauls 1990's Newsletter.  

Paladino's latest:

It is important to note Trump's former long-term butler and current curator of his Palm Beach mansion also revealed deep racism via comments about one year ago. How is it possible a person can have so many servants, sycophants, hangers-on and close confidants who are clearly racists, without suffering the same social disease?

Have to close as such..with another example if a Trump lie.

"She is a world-class liar."  

Bosnia: True. The rest of the speech from which the video was extracted...not so true.

Linked, here. Sadly, even one around trump, especially his family know he is a serial liar.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trump Also Floats Government Shutdown Or Defund Planed Parentwood

Donald J. Trump threatens to pull a Ted Cruz.
Posted by Mediaite on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Conservative anarchism has reached a fever pitch. As highly edited video of Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetus tissues are emerging, Conservative subterfuge and political tricks abound.

Political tricks are one thing, outright wingnut insanity is yet another. 

Herewith is yet another dose of political "child's-play" from the Right. Remember officials and carnival barkers who use "government shutdown" as political leverage are serious anarchist in addition to their states as multi-millionaires. They are also International economic terrorist based on the reality of world economies are heavily influenced the US economy.
The campaign to smear Planned Parenthood is reaching peak idiocy:
Posted by Media Matters for America on Friday, July 31, 2015

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Here's a rundown of who would likely suffer most from a government shutdown, and who would escape relatively unscathed. 
Biggest losers in a government shutdown 
Government contractors and vendors. Government spending accounts for roughly one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product, and much of that adds to the bottom lines of government contractors and vendors. A government shutdown likely would mean that payments to vendors and contractors would stop, Parker says. 
International travelers. During the last government shutdown, the Department of State slowed the application process for new passports and visas, leading to long delays for those seeking to travel internationally. 
Taxpayers expecting a refund. A government shutdown could delay the issuance of tax refund checks and the processing of tax returns, especially for those who sent in paper returns. 
"The (Internal Revenue Service) would basically shut down, so there would be no one there to process your taxes or send you your refunds," Goldwein says. But you still need to pay your taxes on time. 
Recent retirees. If the last government shutdown is any indication, new applications for Social Security benefits would be significantly slowed, resulting in lengthy delays for new beneficiaries. 
"There will be no employees on the job to process the applications, which require more intense handling than just simply the mailing of checks, which is fairly automated," Parker says. 
Government employees. Nearly all government workers would see their paychecks delayed by a government shutdown. Those deemed "essential," such as active military, corrections officers, firefighters and utilities, would continue working with reduced or delayed pay until things returned to normal. It is likely they'd be reimbursed their missing salary, Goldwein says. Nonessential workers would be furloughed, possibly without pay. 
New Medicare and Medicaid patients. Applicants for Medicare and Medicaid benefits likely would face delays because there wouldn't be employees to process them. 
Kids’ Health and Wellness 
Take a look at some of the ways that the shutdown will impact kids. 
Food Safety
With Congress at impasse, government agencies can’t perform their most basic responsibilities sufficiently. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the midst of a government shutdown, the “FDA will be unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities,” which is likely to make some parents think twice about what they put on the dinner table during this period. (You can still keep tabs on the latest food and product recalls by checking 
New Patient Care
The National Institutes of Health is in a bind, currently unable to admit new patients, unless by the approval of the NIH director. This could halt life-saving medical research for children in need of serious medical care. 
Flu Shots
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can’t support its seasonal influenza program, so the fate of flu vaccines administered by the CDC is up in the air. Not only is it a critical time to receive flu vaccinations for the whole family, but the flu is also especially dangerous for children, and can lead to various complications. Fortunately, it’s not too late to get your child vaccinated, and the CDC is far from the only provider. 
Federal Grants
The Administration for Children and Families can’t go forth with quarterly formula grants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Child Care, the Social Services Block Grant, Refugee Programs, Child Welfare Services and the Community Service Block Grant programs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This means that crucial programs can’t receive the funding they deserve based on predetermined criteria such as population size served, and consequently, many children could lose support in a number of welfare sectors.
Kids and Their Families   
Care for Moms and Small Children
Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will fall on the states. Federal funding that would have gone toward clinical services, food benefits, and administrative costs are stalled, which leaves low-income mothers who rely on WIC’s thousands of clinic sites without complete care. This is worrisome for the women who benefit from WIC’s health and nutrition support and the 53% of all infants born in the U.S. served by WIC. 
Head Start
While only a handful of Head Start programs have been immediately affected by the shutdown, the future of the school-readiness program for low-income children and their families as a whole isn’t certain. As a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start faces more funding woes, as new discretionary grants for the program can’t be made. And the longer the shutdown looms, the less prepared kids in Head Start will be for school. For families who depend on Head Start for childcare, they will have to find temporary caretakers for their kids while moms and dads work. 
With fall and winter around the corner, heating bills are bound to go up. But that’s not feasible for families who need the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to keep warm during the colder months. There’s already a chill in the air, and it’s sure to sting much worse should the shutdown continue, delaying funding for families left in the cold. 
Government Workers
The government needs many more people to function than just those in Congress, and 800,000 government workers forced to stay at home are really feeling the pinch. Delayed pay means that families in government service will likely have to put a hold on spending for their children. Food, clothing and mortgages could all be derailed until the government starts up again.  And adding another layer of distress to families who have lost loved ones in active duty, the death benefits they receive will be delayed. 
Kids’ Exploration
Because the turmoil is brewing in the nation’s capital, it makes sense that some establishments in the city would temporarily shutter. But sadly, many of the sites in Washington, D.C., that are closed are also some of the kid-friendliest, like the Smithsonian Institution, which includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. (But don’t worry — even though the panda cam has gone dark, the animals at the zoo will still be cared for.) Many private museums will stay open, but the Smithsonian Institution’s and national monuments’ free admission is why these places are accessible to families from all income levels.
National Landmarks
Whether you’re in Rock Creek Park or Yellowstone, you’ll have to pack up your picnic basket and your hiking boots because all national parks are off-limits. Even campers who were in the parks before the government shutdown must leave immediately. It’s especially a shame because fall is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to explore the country’s natural national treasures. Visitor centers at destinations such as the Statue of Liberty will also be denied entrance.
It is important to stay focused on the existential reality of Donald Trump as a multi-billionaire. He an absorb a hit to the US economy at a far deeper level than you and me. His "float against the US GDP also tantamount to a toddler crying for a pacifier. As the English learned in pre-1940s Europe, you cannot given-in to certain entities. The GOP is one such entity. They want to force life in their paradigm, or else?


Monday, July 27, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Huckabee Delivers A Trumpism


“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven," Mike Huckabee.

Posted by Media Matters for America on Monday, July 27, 2015

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski rolls out another perspective on the GOP pastor's political analogy.

Geraldo Rivera Demands and apology from Huckabee, while the pastor receives comfort via Fox News

Geraldo Rivera just demanded an apology from Mike Huckabee.Posted by Mediaite on Monday, July 27, 2015
Hillary Clinton answers a much anticipated question.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Trump, Dennis Rodman, Rick Perry, Limbaugh

Non-Progressive News...

Right-wing media is a farce.  Limbaugh blusters about an  anti-Iran protest crowd that was actually a Trayvon Martin protest crowd.
CNN broadcast horrific music while running a segment about a 203 year old black woman who still drives a car. How callous and frankly borderline racist>
103yo driver.. But the real news story is that *music* they played, umm.. Someone at CNN is in trouble!
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Liberals Unite is reporting on a U.S. News and World Report  story about a GOP candidate for the 2016 nomination has been ordered to stand trial on abuse of power charges. Rick Perry again makes US History.

Dennis Rodman endorses Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2016. How about a Mediaite look at Rodman's past endorsements. Trump should be proud and happy about the endorsement.

Here’s a List of Every Politician Endorsed by Dennis Rodman

Trump Rodman

Have you ever been in a state of partial or total intoxication and wondered to yourself, “Say, exactly which politicians has former NBA starDennis Rodman endorsed?” Well, wonder no longer.

In 2014, Rodman became the first person to ever say I love Kim Jung-Un without a Kalashnikov pointed at the back of their head. 
“I am not going to sit there and go in and say ‘hey guy, you’re doing the wrong thing’,” he said of the North Korean dictator. “That’s not the right thing to do. He’s my friend first. He’s my friend. I don’t give a sh*t.”
“I tell the world: he’s my f***ing friend, I love him.”

2. Vladimir Putin

“You know, he’s actually cool,” Rodman also said in 2014 when he met the autocrat during a trip to Russia. “I’m not going to say – I’m not talking about politics, I ain’t about politics…this was my first time meeting him. He just walked in shook my hand and left with all his people. I just stayed there and had a good time at his restaurant.”

3. Donald Trump

It what is likely an embarrassment for the first two names on the list, today Rodman also endorsedDonald Trump.

@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016

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Your conservative social media at work. During a recent campaign speech Hillary Clinton forayed into perceptions of race. She frankly stated that there are "well meaning" white people who experience fear at the sight of a black man in a hoodie. 

The Federalist posted 13 seconds of the speech for opportunity to disparage Clinton from a couple of perspectives.

While one perspective of "questioning" from the writer related to the flak a conservative would catch for posing such a comment is probably valid, additional concerns are typically conservative. A key factor related to the 13 seconds is no conservative would "go there." Why? Clinton used the words "well meaning." When it comes to social America there are few "well meaning" white conservatives when it comes to matters of race. Actually, for black conservatives, I do not find acceptance of racial/social America. They work far too hard for acceptance by the 92% whites who comprise their party. They will suppress their innate feelings of such issues or they factually clone their white counterpart to the extent, they literally share the bigotry and racism.

The classic example.

Article Excerpt

Kevin Jackson: America Needs A White Republican President
In an article on his blog, The Black Sphere, Tea-Party activist Kevin Jackson opines that intra-racism has intensified in the United States since the election of President Barack Obama and, because of this, the nation needs a White, Republican president.

Point, Do you think for one second Jackson would find any less "fear" of the black guy in the hoodie than his 92% party comrades?

Whether a liberal experience such fear vs. a conservative is irrelevant. Clinton's point is spot on.  Race in America has moved from quasi-tolerance to an open are of social divide. The divide isn't a reality based on liberal or progressive America. Articles like the Federalist piece actually feeds the divide while taking a slap at the front runner Democrat candidate for 2016.  

Clinton is addressing an American social disease while conservatives hide and avoid clear and increasing manifestation of racial animus among their ranks. 
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Trump'd, Ben Carson, Veterans, Fox News,

Non-Progressive News...

Ben Carson
If you are in a position to listen to an audio of a candidate for the GOP nomination in 2016, take the time. I have long posited Ben Carson is inane. Maybe, one too many neuro-surgeries; in any case his mind is "full gone." He now states Planned Parenthood was chartered to eliminate Black People.

Carson's rhetoric is of course, ridiculous, but let's explore a couple of degrees of his insanity. First, Planned Parenthood provides service well beyond abortion. Are those services a cloaked operational reality to trick black people into facilities their facilities. Next, Carson's comments will certainly strike millions as an attractive prospect. Thus, Carson is suggesting a party with an anti-abortion platform would also provide a desired state of "eliminating Black People."  A bit in congruent in many ways.  Additionally, lest we forget, white women also seek abortion, from time to time.

Yes, Ben Carson is showing signs of mental degeneration. The former neuro-surgeon he has to come up with something to grab a piece of the spotlight from Donald Trump. Carson grabbed a debunked claim for a 2012 "crazy:" Herman Cain.

Politifact : "Cain claims Planned Parenthood founded for "planned genocide"
Said Planned Parenthood’s early objective was 
Pants on Fire!to "help kill black babies before they came into the world."  Herman Cain on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 in a talk at a conservative think tank

Right-wing Watch 
In an interview with Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson, Carson responded with outrage to an audio clip of President Obama saying “God bless you” during a speech to Planned Parenthood. 
“You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” he said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”
Carson planned parenthood bent on eliminating black people

Generally speaking, the nation should have an expectation candidates for the White House secure their "news" from sources other than Right-wing media or right-wing nut jobs such as Herman Cain. 

Rand Paul (Yawn!)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) vowed Friday that he would force a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood in the wake of a viral video that showed its top doctor discussing fetal organs.

Paul could seek to attach a measure defunding the group to a highway funding bill the Senate must pass by a July 31, deadline. The House has already passed a short-term fix, and the upper chamber is working to draft and move legislation quickly.

In his statement, Paul did not specifically point to the transit bill, but said he would “use all legislative vehicles at his disposal.”

The current battle between Donald Trump and John McCain continues. Since, we published a piece regarding the core of the fight between the two, we will focus on Fox News and its efforts to carry the flag for the billionaire carnival barker. 
Fox's Greg Gutfeld on contempt for conservatives not criticizing Trump.  WOW!
"What's wrong with you?!"
Posted by Mediaite on Monday, July 20, 2015
For New's latest addition, Meghan McCain, on Trump's comment about here father. Didn't you know her time with NBC would be short-lived.   
"One of the Grossest, Most Disgusting Comments I've Ever Heard"
Posted by Mediaite on Monday, July 20, 2015
O'Reilly tried extract a bit of rational thought and empathy for the nations number one corporatist carnival barker. Remember, the carnival barker is sucking you i to a show that is not worth the price of admission.
"Come On!" Bill O'Reilly Confronts Donald J. Trump over John McCain Remarks
Posted by Mediaite on Monday, July 20, 2015
What follows from Fox News' Fox and Friends is chronic ignorance and an insult to anyone with a modicum of a brain power and who keeps-up with news and current events. "Trump was criticizing McCain's legislative record, not his war record?" Really?

 Fox is getting desperate.
Posted by Media Matters for America on Monday, July 20, 2015
Before we will the crazy confines of Fox News, let's visit with one of the most wacky segments imaginable. we realize reality TV has move into its annual Shark Week exhibitions, bur we didn't expect Fox News to join-in he utter craziness. Maybe we over estimate the psyche of Fox News early opening viewers.
Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Why aren’t we ‘clearing the waters’ of sharks so ocean swimming is safe?— Raw Story (@RawStory) July 20, 2015

Yes, the Fox and Friends "went there!" Do you think anyone at the network believes their audience might have knowledge of and empathy for oceanic food chains, and the value of predators in oceans that cover two thirds of Earth? Well, on second thought and with consideration of the Fox and Friends audience, probably the segment hit safe ears and brains. 

Jon Stewart returned from vacation with his version of "TRUMP'D"

Why are Republicans depriving our Vets of the opportunity to sustain life via proper food stuffs. A grouping of "Your GOP" who receive Far Aid while voting to cut aid to Americans in need. If you need a reminder, know that to the person these folks are wealthy elected officials.

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Republicans are also working against out Vets regarding other legislation.

GOP budget cuts hurt the vets againPosted by Funding Shortfall on Monday, July 20, 2015

Did someone say the Confederate Flag is a symbol of heritage and pride. Well, 50% correct. It is obviously a symbol of "White Supremacist/Nazi" pride.


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Heritage?  Pride? 

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