The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Obama. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Unpresidential As Any US President.

...Lazy And Preoccupied With Growing Overt Racism

Our history includes US Presidents who each in their own manner worked hard to make the United States a better nation. Modern US history includes all past precedents as hard-working, committed leaders who stood tall and lived credible and honest lives.

Well, I used the word "all" as a qualifier out of habit with full knowledge the US Presidency requires a special breed of human being. Our presidential history let us with Obama as a president who often read briefs and critical documents well into the wee hours of each morning.  He was reported to start each day at breakfast with his family and reports also included US Presidents was generally well into his day by 9AM. Trump offers an unfathomable contrast to the  Short Sleeper Syndrome Obama. 

Trump's leaked work schedule is all a rational person needs to come to the conclusion he is a lazy and preoccupied man. Last week Axios followed other media reports in linking to Trump's schedule for the first week of February.

Recall the following?

My point is well beyond a lazy and preoccupied denizen of the Oval Office.  Let's take a quick jaunt to a national disgrace which seems to be imbued in all things Trump and many in his GOP: racism. 

Early today Trump offered up a tweet just after 9AM when one would think a US President would be about the business of leading a nation. 

Gallup Poll: “Open Borders will potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans.” This would be a disaster for the U.S. We need the Wall now!
attract 42 million Latin Americans?" "Latins?"
What would be the reaction of Trump's hordes of MAGA bigots if the prospect of refugee immigrant was from our northern border and the asylum seekers where white French Canadian?
Alas, the social horrors of the nation's president. Yet there should be no surprise. Trump's bigotry and racism are as clear as his comb-over and his orange skin paste.


How could we end this piece without our daily reminder of Trump as a PT Barnum like a pathological liar? Last night Trump visited El Paso, TX. would you know he came away spewing that which is most important to him: lies about crowds sizes.  Beto O'Rourke spoke at a counter-rally mere hours before Trump took the stage.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

A Fact Checker's Delight: Trump and Conservative Media (Broadcast and Internet)

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Donald Trump has moved the United States to little more than a reality TV show. He campaigned with promises comparable to a carnival barker, knowing full well he was selling million swampland and in Death Valley. Even more pathetic are the millions of nonvoters who broke non-voting records via their non-votes (the socially and politically apathetic, Hillary haters and the GOP Voter ID disenfranchised).

Even though the majority of GOP voters support Trump at the 80% level, it is important for liberals and the highly informed independents to follow Trump and his supporters daily promulgation of lies. Why is it important? 

Trump is suffering nightly tsunami sphincter puckers as he and his communications cadre watch liberal media. Sean Hannity and Laure Ingraham's (Fox News) propaganda is well known to the Trump team and what watch your own propaganda when it is possible to see and hear real news segments? In much more simple terms conservative fake news is delivered to entertain Trump's supporters and whacked out conservatives who find Trump a palatable person and effective national leader. Yet there are media which far surpasses right-wing propaganda: Right-wing social media and websites with the sole purpose of feeding gullible people lie for distribution on social media. Some of the non- broadcast fake news is created and published at times seem to have origins in foreign lands. The false reports are so way out they defy sanity. 

Let's check three stories from reputable fact checkers.  We could spend many hours publishing pieces with themes about Trump and conservative lying. You would grow weary of too many such pieces, so we take the lies in short blurbs. 


Tampa Bay Time Politifact

"Breaking: Santa Fe killer expresses his love for Obama."
— Daily World Update on Friday, May 18th, 2018 in a headline
Pants on Fire!

No evidence Santa Fe killer expressed love for Obama

Read the article via clinking the title above.


The next Fact Check is curiosity Snopes.


Washington Post 

The Witch Hunt finds no Collusion with Russia - so now they’re looking at the rest of the World. Oh’ great!

As for Congress, the GOP-controlled House intelligence committee concluded in March there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Its final report came over the objection of committee Democrats, who said the panel had not interviewed enough witnesses or gathered enough evidence to make a definitive assessment.

The Senate intelligence committee is expected to issue a detailed assessment on Russian interference, including the question of collusion, in the coming months.

We are certain the wee hours the remaining hours of tonight and the wee hours of tomorrow will provide the opportunity to visit Tump's land of lies.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trump Has Done More To Punish Russia? No (Video)

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The United States has a 45th resident who is incapable of null. Not only is his first thought to construct a lie; he lies insistently and without shame.  All said lying is part of his pathology. And, that makes Trump a pathological liar.  

Watch as Velshi and Ruhle take-on Trump's recent lies and finger pointing at former President Obama as his administration is faced with a Special Counsel who has issued indictments against 13 Russian internal operatives and one US stooge. Why would Trump spend time and tweets on the matter? While feeding his base, he seeks to fight perceptions his election was invalid and an election win assisted by "V" Putin. Ultimately, I suspect we will eventually find he has deep-rooted reasons for his Russia and Putin affinity. For now, let's deal with yet another set of lies about Obama doing nothing to curb Russian meddling. The lies are stretched even farther as Trump asserts he has done more to punish the meddling Putin.


Facts are pesky little things!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trump's Thumbs Up At Hospital Visit (Image)

And The Contrast is!

The Trump's are lost souls with no heart and no civility, nor decency.

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And today the Monday after the killing of 17 innocents, Trump played golf.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In Honor Of A Hero And Scorn For A Charlatan

Bless this man's soul... His wife asked him not to go to work.....He replied "...he had work to do." Houston Texas police officer with 34 years of service to his community and humankind. Drowned.
Now think about the opposite end of human decency, heroism, and lesdership...replete with a new $40.00 campaign funding cap for sale in a Trump/Pence web page.
Presidents 43 and 44 in contrast to the hat sale hawking and chronic narcissistic 45.

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If you voted for Trump does this ring a bell?


Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Newsertainers", Obama Sanctions On Russia CBS News

A few days ago I ran across the following (below) four minutes video segment from CBS. The segment is supposedly a fact-check which refutes the CIA's claim of Russian interference in the recent General Elections. The video has even garnered favor from die-hard Clinton supporters; an astounding reality.

As I am not one of the neo-Obama (Administration) critics like the suddenly ever-present Sam Stein) and other far lesser celebrity types like a few of my Facebook friends who are effusing in Obama criticism now that we have four weeks left in Presidency, I do not accept the CBS video as either credible nor newsworthy. It is just another attempt to garner viewers with that new slant: attract both left and right viewers with slick with creatively developed "denial stories." 

Why would the CIA desire to fabricate such a story?

I believe the NSA Chief also commented on its concerns with Putin ordered hacking of the DNC.  Since the CIA and the NSA have issued statements regarding probable Russian election hacking, why should I consider CBS's report anything other than a ratings trap?

Allow a necessary digression.

On December 16th, The Guardian published a short, but detail piece about Russian hacking. The piece also included mention of Russian hacking of the RNC. Notice, no release of hacked information from the RNC.

Mother Jones and The Guardian are not broadcast "newsertainment" media. Neither organization employs slick look (often blond women and sometimes leggy.... with a willingness to show) reporters and hosts (AKA newsertainers) to deliver newsertainment to ratings ripe and dripping viewers. 
Definition: newsertainers (noun); An employee of a broadcast media network hired to deliver scripted teleprompter scripts, or host a news related show. The media model is characterized via obvious efforts to attract viewers (by any means necessary) and the model is promulgated by his/her employer to literally shape message and information delivered to an audience. The scope and variety of newsertainers run the gamut from leggy blonds, through Jerry Springer-like panel shows (CNN) to over-talking often cogent hosts on MSNBC.



 This on-air "model" wasn't a Fox News employee. 

If you think the images are contrary to the newsertainment at certain networks watch as one subject literally raised her skirt (after what seemed as off camera direction). 

The Fox News examples are dire and looking back on Roger Ailes apparent picking the fruit of the willing and the frightened among his team, we now find less drastic examples of newsertainers. In each case by ratings-driven million dollar contracts. 

End digression and back to the CBS segment.  If the segment was in any way credible, way would today's news of Obama Administration retribution stand before us.  International leaders do not expel officials without some degree of credible evidence of international wrongdoing.

Talking Points Memo published a definitive piece regarding the hacking:  "Grizzly Steppe."  I'll take reporting from Talking Points Memo over CBS news any day.

A final point. Who do you believe a CBS video segment replete with a newsertainer or the Obama Administration backed by two of the world's most effective INTEL agencies? Another critical consideration. Why would any CBS producer and writer take their shows into the realm of questioning INTEL agencies with this illogical tidbit: "furnished evidence." Any rational person knows even the slightest of "evidence" can be re-engineered back to a method of INTEL gathering. More critically, INTEL often comes from human sources. Would the Obama Administration go there?

The answer may lie in the same realm as the devastating and horrific Lora Logan 60 Minutes Benghazi Story: total fabrication.  CBS made a strategic head of network news hire back in 2011 which, I feel has shared the network since. The hire was a former Fox News executive who served his entire TV news life at Fox News after graduating college in 1996.  He grew of TV news age along with the network which was started in 1996. You can Google the name.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

About President Obama And Louisiana

Natural catastrophe visit: To be or Not to be?

You have two options and two option only if you care about the aftermath of the recent flooding in south Louisiana. You can buy into the hype unleashed by Donald Trump and his herds of sycophants and certain media or you can accept the reality fo avoiding a photo opportunity as enact by President Obama. 

Rather than rehash the hype  including Trump hanging a large check to anti-gay pastor Tony Perkins, we prefer to simply post up a YouTube Vidoe of part of the president's comments during his visit to the area.

Obama's addressed federal support in Louisiana


It is beyond sad that many in the nation will continue to seek short-term gratification form knocking the wisdom of Barack Obama. I even read pseudo-progressive Harold Ford agreed with an MSNBC host that Obama should have visited Louisiana last week. The two viewer entertainer (Host and guest) did not give one damn for comment from the Louisiana Governor regarding visiting at the most effective time VS. photo ops.


Monday, December 21, 2015

President Obama Moves Into 2016 (Video)

As I watched the GOP debate circus replete with enough President Obama hatred to run through the end of the I could not help, but reflect on a nation mired a Bush aftermath circa January 2009.  Since I assume you are aware of the economic condition of the nation and the cesspool of war prisoner tortures across the globe, the need to rehash such is not necessary.  Reflection is in order and it comes in various ways.

While recently tooling around Facebook, The following less than one-minute video piece caught my attention while inducing yet another Obama epiphany.  Click the link, here.

Again there is no need to rehash seven years of Obama accomplishments.  However, I have linked (here) a list of accomplishments from the PCTC Blog. Milt Shook, PCTC, offers a long list and an exhaustive record of taking the US above water from a veritable Bush drowning.  We  offer a much more concise list of accomplishments from 2015 alone.

President Obama's top 10 things that happened in 2015 that should make every American optimistic about 2016.
In this week's address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own. The President offered his roundup of the top 10 things that happened in 2015, all of which should make us optimistic about the prospects for 2016. This past year has been one where we’ve seen unprecedented progress in areas ranging from the Iran deal to marriage equality to concluding a historic trade agreement.

The year 2015 brought economic growth, with our unemployment rate dropping to five percent; the normalization of our relations with Cuba and a newly opened U.S. Embassy in Havana; and a historic agreement in Paris to take real action on climate change. The President acknowledged the significant progress of the past year, and looked forward to 2016 and all we have yet to accomplish.

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Here is the President's Top 10 List of Things that Happened in 2015


jobs chart 2015


Health care insured rate


Country climate commitments



The Iran deal blocked pathways


Coalition to Combat ISIL



A bipartisan Budget Agreement, signed December 18, 2015
A bipartisan budget agreement
A bipartisan fix to No Child Left Behind, signed December 10, 2015
Fix to No Child Left Behind


Marriage Equality is a Reality


Newly naturalized citizens
Newly naturalized citizens wave American flags after taking the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)