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Showing posts with label NBC News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NBC News. Show all posts

Saturday, September 29, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Kavanaugh Remarks, Beer And Questions OF Judicial Fitness

Trump Praised A Farcical Senate Appearance

Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!
Yes, and therein lies the problem. A White House official issued a comment before Kavanaugh's opening statement and referred to it as "game-changing." While we do not recommend viewing the full 44:00 minutes of Kavanaugh's Opening remarks, we have linked it here for your perusal: linked.

A key moment in the remarks was as such: 
"calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups."
Problem. Didn't Kavanaugh clearly declare himself a judicial activist via those few words? He issued words which do not seem to have been written by a competent and "in control of his faculties" Federal Judge. He offered a Trump-like declaration. He offered an anti-Democrats declaration. and he issues words which came across as child-like and without deep contemplation: "...the Clintons".

For the Opening remarks to an indication of what was to come.  Kavanaugh responded to Senior Committee Member Feinstein (D-CA).

A rant perspective from Michael Beschloss, NBC News US historian: 

Kavanaugh rant raises questions about his political impartiality

A minute related to conservative dogma against Justice temperament. Seems the GOP's world started last week. The confirmation of Sotomayor.

While responding to a question from another Democrat Senator, Kavanaugh again showed a lack of preparation, a lack of judgment (from a Judge) and a moment of telling defensiveness.

Brett Kavanaugh likes beer, but not questions about his drinking habits

Beer... (one minute)

Bill Maher in closing ( a bit long but good)

Why is all that is Trump come across as well below the level of acceptable behavior for high office?  


Friday, July 27, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Michael Cohen.Consigliere VIDEO

Is The Consigliere Ready To Speak?

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As the backside of the following story unfolds, most of us can look back and think: well, of course, Trump knew of the meeting. As the meeting participants prepared for their 'dirt" session Trump gleefully stood on-camera and promised ''dirt on Clinton".

Last night CNN broke a story which has both sides of the Trump "payoff of the Playboy Model (bunny)" issue scrambling to control the media. Trump's camp will not admit to leaking the information. Michael Cohen's Camp indicate being

The CNN Breaking News of last night.

Well, now we have an admission of knowing via both camps based on the backside efforts to control the story. Does it actually matter who leaked the story?

It actually does matter. Let's see how MSNBC's Rachel Maddow covered the story as it broke on a competing CNN Show.

After the revelation, Trump's Number One Cable News rationalizer and supposed lawyer visited with Chris Cuomo. The segment is three minutes plus in run-time, and most of the talking is mere host/guest verbal jousting, at one moment Cuomo nails the segment regarding its worthiness regarding the Cohen revelation.

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Yes, Trump has a credibility problem unsurpassed by any US President since 1776.

Trump's Politifact File

Giuliani said Cohen is a pathological liar.  If you look above it is obvious who is the pathological liar. 


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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Trump Doctor's Office Raided? (In 2017)

There is something very totalitarian about what follows.

Read this quick piece from NBC News. Apparently, in February 2017, the doctor who discovered that weirdly written report about Trump's health during the 2016 Campaign stepped outside the bounds of Trumpism. He mentioned prescribing a drug to facilitate hair growth, Oh boy an arch crime in Trump world.

According to multiple media, the good doctor's office was raided by Trump longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller and a couple of additional henchmen. They sought and took Trump medical records. It should be noted and reinforced the raid took place just after Trump was inaugurated.


Trump doctor Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer 'raided' his office, took medical files

It appears Trump via Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn't quite ready to use the word "raid." 
Didn't Michelle Wolf last Saturday comment about Sanders and "burning facts?"

Now I must ask: "Who are you going to believe?"

Talking Points Memo posted a telling post on Facebook this afternoon.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

An Under Current Of Disaster Going Unchecked

Whether you believe the US is developing a dangerous sub-culture of white supremacy or you don't believe such, there is growing evidence, if you pay attention.

Recall Charlottesville Virginia: "Jews Will Not Replace Us!"

Another existential reality. Growth and proliferation of such groups have increased over time, with what seems an exponential burst of supremacist social regression as Trumpism has developed. 

Have you noticed the presence of a popular Internet caricature, Pepe The Frog, turned a symbol of white supremacy?  

Another symbolic manifestation of US White is a hand gesture which delivers a message to any "knowing" observer. 

We have seen the signal flashed among a few too many White House staffers to refuse to accept its flashing is far more than a coincidence or a "cool" gesture.

Speaking of the White House.

Alas, someone caught the gesture at this past weekend's Trump Mar-A-Lago festivities. 

brat at Mar-A-Lago New Year's Eve gala.
The following video segments are critical to understanding the reality of growing US white supremacy. The NBC news guest, Christian Picciolini, is a former white supremacist who has taken to appearing on national TV shows (e.g. 60 Minutes) to disavow, repudiate and posit against and reject his 8 years as a supremacist.

The segments represent a short one-minute version of the 13 minute NBC appearance. The second video is the full segment. As you watch NBC's nascent host Megyn Kelly, conduct the interview, you will notice a clear effort to question the veracity of Fox News as a purveyor of racism. Lest we forget one video segment of Kelly clearly espousing racism and a degree of supremacy regarding an African-American writer's comments about Santa Clause being black.  Comments which fall the realm of Santa as a mythical character from the minds of people who rejoice and celebrate Christmas. Thus the black writer had every right to speak to kids in her community from a position of pure mystic and perception via young minds. Kelly White Santa, white Jesus.  After a few days of unannounced "vacation", Kelly reappeared with what Fox News management must have felt properly addressed Kelly's racist comments about Santa. As you view the embed you will notice a few items which fit Fox News's business model to the letter.  Kelly feigned "tongue in cheek" remarks. Kelly offered the totally implausible regarding joking with kids. She would joke about "white" Santa at 10:00PM EST to what audience of kids? Do parents actually allow their kids to sit and watch Fox News at 10:00PM.  One other matter, notice the "in-your-face" advertisement for the "powerful" Fox News.  

Kelly's defensive remarks spoke volumes about the underlying broadcast ideology at Fox News.

Racism and white supremacy aren't always shrouded in a white robe and hood. We offered Fox News as the nation's top purveyor of cable news mind-shaping which often touches on conservatism which in turn exist with much more intolerance of things nonwhite than other political ideology. Megyn Kelly defense of her former employer still sits as a psychic brand she will not and cannot shed.

Let's now visit with Kelly and her guest.  We hope you watched the 13 minutes 60 Minutes segment liked above. 

Long Version

If you continue to shield your psyche form growing US racism and white supremacy, you actually enable its growth. It is unfortunate but your affinity for and closely aligned with US conservatism means you should take extraordinary steps to rid the nation of a disease which history shows contribute to nation killing.

While it isn't fair to say: "All Republicans are racist."
It is fair to say:"Racist who are political align with the Republican Party."


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Post Las Vegas Shooting And (Leaked) GOP Talking Points Insult

Mass Gun Killings; GOP Insanity     

Whatever your thoughts on gun control do not mention gun safety or gun control to conservative media or conservative politicians within weeks after a US mass shooting. If you should choose to ignore my advice, consider yourself fair game regarding idiotic, insensitive and inhumane responses.  You might get a more rational response from the root of all conservative gun control aversion (and chagrin): The National Rifle Association (NRA).

In May 2013, Mother Jones published a detailed piece about NRA "dark money" and congressional recipients. The list of recipients is populated with congressional representatives from both parties, but rest assured the GOP is over-represented and some GOP US Senators have been recipients of close to one million dollars (blood money) over the past 17 years. Mother Jones linked.

Image result for thune NRA And, his response to Sunday's mass killing via a lunatic with 23 firearms and three video camera setups in a Mandalay Bay Hotel suite.  
“I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions,” he continued, “to protect themselves. And in situations like that, you know, try to stay safe. As somebody said — get small.”
"Get small?" Does Thune's response seem to foster any level of concern for human beings and fellow Americans? If are able to discern any level of humane concern from his remarks, please stop reading at this point and click off this web page. Your time will be better spent on other endeavors.

Erik Erickson joined the "zoo crew" at Fox & Friends and spewed utter garbage fodder for show viewers. The conservative operative and talking head offered comments about Democrats "rigging" mass shooting numbers. Crooks & Liars, linked(Caution over viewing of Fox & Friends ha been proven detrimental to the cognitive health of rational Americans). 

while operatives such as Erickson and Alex Jones feed pure misinformation, lies and utter garbage to their listeners and viewers more credible information sources offer opportunity for rational Americans to full assess "rigging."  Stories That Resonate Today is one such source. (Must read piece)


Nine Senators Alone Received Over $22 Million From The NRA.

The lion’s share of these direct and indirect contributions from the NRA — a total of $22,596,399— went to just nine senators (for the breakdowns and list of NRA spending on all 48 senators, scroll down to the bottom).
  1. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): $1,262,189
  2. Roy Blunt (R-MO): $1,433,952
  3. Pat Roberts (R-KS): $1,584,153
  4. Tom Cotton (R-AR): $1,968,714
  5. David Perdue (R-GA): $1,997,512
  6. Bill Cassidy (R-LA): $2,867,074
  7. Joni Ernst (R-IA): $3,124,773
  8. Cory Gardner (R-CO): $3,939,199
  9. Thom Tillis (R-NC): $4,418,833

Alas, is there any wonder why the GOP and conservative media are so dedicated to service for the NRA? Yes, the full scope of the NRA reaches right into the ancient halls and crannies of the White House.

Take a look at how the GOP and its white House facilitators deploy strategy for mind shaping after mass-killings in the United States. NBC News has published what it asserts is leaked White House (GOP) talking points to facilitate salting your mind with deflective messaging. What you are about to read is utter disgusting and a mere rehash of the GOP reaction to the killing of 20 grade school children in Sandy Hook, CT. 

If you have watched any news post the Las Vegas killings, you may have noticed total devotion to and following of the talking points.  At least, that is, among those who are good GOP soldiers and appear to answer question about gun control. I have read reports the morning after the shooting and killing, not one GOP politicians would appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe Show.  While an utter shame and totally revealing, we must consider lock-step GOP politicians will rarely step forward with comment until after talking points are distributed. 

An utter shame et al.


Friday, March 25, 2016

ISIS Second in Command: Deceased

Do you recall the following quote from the Desert Storm (the first gulf war)?

Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it.

American conservatives, for the most part, seem to feel President Obama and his Security team are "feckless." They insist on using fear as a campaign tool despite the reality of ISIS leadership (and henchmen) are falling under the weapons ordinance and strategy of the US military (and its coalition partners). 

This morning all media is reporting on the death of an ISSI second level commander who was targeted for capture. Apparently the capture strategy failed; the death of a terrorist became the fallback position.

NBC News reports....

Image: Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, also known as Haji Imam, was killed during a raid in Syria this month

Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, also known as Haji Imam, 
was killed during a raid in Syria this month, defense officials 
tell NBC News. U.S. Department of State

ISIS leadership falling like diseased Flies!

NBC News

NBC's Richard Engel also filed a report related to the ISIS leader's demise.

Richrd Engel