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Showing posts with label TPM LIVEWIRE. Show all posts
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Sunday, July 21, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Rally Chant (Abhorrent and Shameful)

Donald Trump choke
That Presidential Look?
The chief purveyor of Trump's racism and white nationalism, Steve Miller visited the Trump media outlet, Fox News, and spent 10:00 minutes spewing and responding to questions about nascent Trumpism. When Chris Wallace asked Miller about Trump's past criticism of the US government, the Trump operative went here:

"......upholding the “principles of Western civilization.”

Allow a quick back reach regarding the common white nationalism vernacular for Right-wing politicals. 

"Western civilization"

A definition:

Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilizationWestern lifestyle or European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or ... 
Western culture - ScienceDaily
Well, that definition is a bIt white, to state it mildly. It is, the exact, sentiment and message communication operatives like Miller would deploy to advance GOP racism and right-wing white supremacy.

The 2016 night of the Republican National Convention; noted International racists Iowa's Steve King.

A startling yet unsurprising comment for the kin (excuse the pun) of white nationalism among many in conservative America. While seeking a definition of white nationalism, the phrase "white supremacist" also sat clearly on my monitor. As I followed the definition of white supremacy, guess what popped-up. The link: Merriam-Webster.

And the matter of white nationalism and Trump's attack on four non-white rookie members of the US House of representatives who happened to be women, Miller was unable to shake the ugliness his boss has put upon the world. 

While in a very diverse district in North Carolina, Trump's virtually all-white audience erupted into Trump's new slogan of "Send her back" ( a derivative of ...go back to where they came from).   

As you view what follows, know one of Trump's lies this week was his lack of fondness for this chant. He also, in another forum, called the chanters patriots. 

Another perspective on rally chants which represents the reality of Trump's choreographed ooziest chants.

No matter the spin from Miller, Trump's racist politicizing is abhorrent and shameful. 

Post-Script (considering I used the word shameful above).


Thursday, October 1, 2015

House Oversight Committee Chair Runs To CNN For Safe Harbor; The Art Of Misleading Charts

The day after House Oversight committee Chair, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), exposed his committee as a fraud and laid his character and values before the world, he appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer.  The day before Chaffetz ensnared himself in his own 'spider web' via posting a chart to make his point and then lying about the source of the data from which the chart was constructed. His chart tripped him-up as follows.

Take a moment to watch a 1:38 minute segment regarding Chaffetz's "gotcha " chart and how it was presented at the hearing.

(image via Screen Grab)

It seem a 'clean-up' segment on CNN was in order.   Watch and read as Chaffetz, head in hand, angrily worked through a 14 plus minute interview.

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GOP Chair Defends Using Chart From Anti-Abortion Group At Hearing (VIDEO)


CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday quizzed House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on the lengthy Planned Parenthood hearing he conducted on Wednesday. 
Blitzer first asked Chaffetz about a chart from anti-abortion group Americans United For Life that the congressman used during the hearing. The chart reflects the number of abortions and cancer screenings provided by Planned Parenthood between 2006 and 2013. But the lines on the chart make it seem like the organization performs more abortions than cancer screening if one cannot see the numbers.
Chaffetz said he did not believe the chart was misleading. 
"I stand by the numbers. I can understand where people would say the arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate. And that’s what we were trying to portray," he told Blitzer. 
The CNN host also asked why Chaffetz did not ask the anti-abortion group that released a series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood to testify at the hearing. The congressman said he did not want to interview the group until he had seen all of the footage they used for the videos.
When Blitzer asked why Chaffetz had Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testify before the committee could review the videos, Chaffetz said, "Because it wasn’t a hearing about the videos. The hearing was about the funding of Planned Parenthood."
Later, Blitzer said that about 75 percent of federal funding for Planned Parenthood is Medicaid reimbursements, prompting Chaffetz to tear into Planned Parenthood and the organization's expenditures. 
“You make it sound so sweet, but there are a lot of other things that they are doing with those: shared employees, shared assets, shared email lists that are engaged in these political activities," he said. "They’re so flush with cash, they spent tens of millions of dollars over the course of years sending it overseas. When they’re buying first class air travel and chartering aircraft … it doesn’t really sound like all that money’s really going to help that poor young woman who’s looking for a little health care."

One last point. I believe I read above, Chaffetz does not feel the chart is misleading. A chart is a tool for viewing and assimilation of relationship data. In order for a chart to work in delivering its intended purpose it must be viewed after proper construction. Any "line chart developed with proper "X' and "Y" Axis with legends to facilitate viewer delineation and assimilation.

Image result for x and y axis graph

One last look at the chart Chaffetz and his staff deployed as a hearing "gotcha.

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Sadly, we find millions who may view the chart and walk away salted with conservative misinformation.

While a totally different type chart with a totally different set of data depiction, the item you are about to view stands right along with Chaffetz's flawed chart.

Fox News the master of misleading charts. (Media Matters)

Why do conservatives so often use misrepresentations of data to promulgate their deceitful antics?


Friday, September 18, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: GOP Front Runner's Carnival Exhibits Are Going Pulbic

Our thanks to Bill Day for one of the most descriptive depictions of the GOP nomination leader we have seen to date.   

It appears Donald Trump's strategy to spread his from of xenophobia to a position of leadership in the GOP, may have taken a slip. 
Yesterday,we posted a chronology of Trumps metastasized racist campaign cancer, today he pulls of out a critical conservative event. 

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Donald Trump Pulls Out Of Heritage Presidential Forum

File:Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore 3 (cropped).jpg
Image via Wiki Commons (H/T Greg Skidmore)

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Other In The White House! Some Call Him "Nigger"; Others Predict "No More"

Donald Trump is the embodiment of his political party and conservative American in far more ways than some realize. His comments of last November regarding a future without the prospect of an African-American President, is probably appealing to millions on the Right. 

During a point counterpoint Internet argument in 2008 the following was keyboarded into a message board.

"White people will never elect a nigger president!"

The comment did not garner a response from me as it was clearly keyboarded by a seething racist who had revealed a paradigm that didn't warrant continued interaction. 

Existentially, the racist had exercised his Constitutional right to white privilegeOver the course of President Obama's Presidency, we have witnessed incessant reminders of the racist's paradigm thought processes. Of course, the nation elected an African-American President and re-elected the president (by a wider margin) to a second term. Yet, millions across America embrace and cherish the racist's sentiments. Moreover, the nation also has denizen's who garner high levels of attention via carnival barking the very sentiments of the guttural intent racist; albeit barked in a far less vulgar manner. Stripping the vulgar from the remarks does not dampen the essence of the message.

The multi-billionaire will certainly not stoop to the level of racism exercised by the racist via personal computer home based platforms. He will cloak his deep racism behind the aura of material success and reality TV celebrity.  

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"This Week" host Jonathan Karl asked Trump on Sunday what he meant by a tweet the real estate mogul sent last year.

"But why do you say that means we won't see another black president for generations?" Karl asked Trump.

"Because I think that he has set a very poor standard. I think that he has set a very low bar and I think it's a shame for the African American people," Trump said in a phone interview. "And by the way, he has done nothing for African Americans. You look at what's gone on with their income levels. You look at what's gone on with their youth. I thought that he would be a great cheerleader for this country. I thought he'd do a fabulous job for the African American citizens of this country."

"Here you have a black President who's done very poorly for the African Americans of this country," Trump continued.

Trump told Karl that he believes he will win the African-American vote and Hispanic vote. Trump has been the leading Republican candidate in recent national polls.

Watch Trump's appearance:

ABC's This Week Donald Trump talks race White House 

ABC US News | World News

The comment is so much that of a crafty carnival barker, it reminds of that bad feeling when you leave the carnival tent and realize........"well that was completely fake."  You became so consumed with cognitive dissonance you literally want to leave the carnival grounds. You have been had!

Most times a bit of reflections eases the sickness of the carnival barker's white privilege. 

Reflection is a trait of intellectualism and a characteristic of the HIV (high information voter). For the antithetical LIV (low information voter), Trump's carnival barking is both exciting and a call out for those who harbor the same views but dare not speak out.

"...he seems like one of us."

Even after a lack of such comments from Trump regarding George W. Bush's race, we reflect on a few basics from the Obama years. It is important to also remind Trump held "Dubya" in deep contempt.  Did he foretell no more American white president's, It is called white privilege? 

Let's& perform a high level reflection.

How about......
... the prospect of the reality the United States was rescued from eight years of George W. Bush by the African-American president and his economic team. 
... the fact the first black president ordered a time-focused report to his desk on the killing of Osama bin Laden (within two months of taking office)? 
... a vibrant auto industry that was literally abandoned by the GOP? How about the fact President Obama is widely viewed internationally as a gift to the US and a welcome partner in the world community? reform that is proving welcomed and beneficial in increasing number of American?  Healthcare that is factually reducing healthcare cost for people who actually feel the burden of such costs.
... is there any value in the fact Obama tried to reduce the number of US troops serving in wasteful wars?  
        ... and this with "super hero kid" obama-fist-bump-kid.cnn

Now let's perform a much more detailed reflection from Milt Shook's Please Cut The Crap Blog: Obama's 305 Accomplishments.

Trump tickles the psyche of racist, Americans who relish the 'macho' and who are envious the monied carnival barker can speak words (they embrace)  in a tone they have suppressed.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TPI Morrning Gazette: Trump'd, Planned Parenthood, TPM LIVEWIRE, Bloomberg

Non-Progressive News...

Fox News playing loose and cheap with numbers again.

Just tossing out random numbers ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Posted by Media Matters for America on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Boiling tops network "numbers tossing" host by a light speed celestial body. Planned Parenthood videos (doctored as they are) are more damaging than ISIS beheading video. Media Matters used the word "Speechless" regarding the Boling remark. I would also add the words "...and disgusting."

The New York Times recently validated Bill O'Reilly's proclamation of US media deterioration. As if O'Reilly's network isn't at the leading edge of such? We expect better from US media. If the nation's most storied media outlet publishes along the lines of Times' Clinton piece, we we must assume media has lost all respect for its readers ans viewers. Unless, of course you relish the Fox News business model and the New York Times' poorly research and non second sourced email story.  

After Two Corrections, The NY Times' Botched Email Story Still Has An Error
The New York Times' much-maligned report that originally claimed federal officials were seeking a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton still contains a major factual error, despite undergoing two rounds of corrections and criticism from its public editor. The report claims, based on anonymous sources, that "two inspectors general" have asked for an investigation into possible mishandling of government information with regard to Clinton's email -- in fact, only one inspector general made such a referral.

Only One Inspector General Made A Referral, Contrary To The NY Times' Report

Planned Parenthood under attack during an election cycle. A "base" issue that will surely garner well, as the Right has few if any issues to support a run for the presidency. 

Knowledge of the the 503c status of Planned Parenthood means little to nothing when the mission is to "salt and pepper" willing viewers with unabashed malarkey.

Planned Parenthood doesn't profit from tissue donations. End of discussion.Posted by Media Matters for America on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oh the weakness of Trump's campaign manager comes to the light of day. 
This is just embarrassing.
Posted by Mediaite on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Do you think the guy knows the "RT" is the Russian Times (state sponsorship internet news) vs. the Republican Tribune.

On the campaign trail.

Front lawyer and chief pundit Michael Cohen went to "spousal Rape?" Spousal Rape was address legislation as far back as the 1990s. Cohen is a attorney, and did to exercise the wherewithal to check facts before speaking (A Trumpism), or did he even think to google the issue.)

"Inarticulate?"  Cohen adopted an increasingly common word used by conservatives for strategic backtracking comments.


Cohen apologized for his comments Tuesday, calling them "inarticulate," and said the reporter's question sent him into a tailspin. 
"As an attorney, husband and father there are many injustices that offend me but nothing more than charges of rape or racism. They hit me at my core. Rarely am I surprised by the press, but the gall of this particular reporter to make such a reprehensible and false allegation against Mr. Trump truly stunned me. In my moment of shock and anger, I made an inarticulate comment - which I do not believe -- and which I apologize for entirely," Cohen said in a statement to CNN.
"I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we're in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don't have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know," Cohen said, according to the Daily Beast. "So I'm warning you, tread very f---ing lightly, because what I'm going to do to you is going to be f---ing disgusting. You understand me?"
While Trump has definitively distance himself from the "wagon-circling" attorney, a question remains about the failed utility of close confidants, pundits and surrogates who are given White House positions once a candidate the candidate wins the presidency.

President Obama took a few campaign professionals to the White House, and after a period they all seemed to fade-out of the Administration without fanfare. They were literally misplaced. Yet, not one of Obama's fade-outs were guilty of extreme loss of emotion accompanied by vile revealing remarks.

Do we have a case of "deficient emotional control?"

Will the scent GOP go down in US History with a moniker that in part reads: "Inarticulate?"

Breast pumping requirement set him off? Deposition attorney Elizabeth Beck speaks after contact from her husband and co-attorney. CNN article link.

Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk

CNN & Lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost (I even got legal fees). I loved beating her,she was easy

Trumps response is intriguing. What is the relevance of who lost the case?  While we don't yet know the full truth of either side of this issue, we are seeing all the signs of an intolerant plutocrat who consistently exhibits deficient emotional control. 
Trump wealth?
Bloomberg has estimated Trump's worth at well shy of the braggadocios moguls's $10 billion. Imagine the psyche of a person who inflates his worth for sake of carnival barking quest for a political nomination. Would you accept the behavior as well outside of the norm? If you can find rationale for such over inflation of wealth, it could speak volumes about your psyche. 

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Bloomberg: Sorry, Trump, You're Actually Worth Just $2.9 Billion

AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fox News Tantaros Wallows In Disgusting Political Expediency (Via Philadelphia Train Crash)

Why doesn't the FCC do something about trashy broadcast like this?


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As I view the photo above, I get the impression the Fox News bimbo host found her quip super humorous.

People died in the train crash! Is there no level of decency in Ruppert Murdoch star network?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rand Paul Commences The Trek For The GOP 2016 Nomination

Yes, the nation;s white supremacist are gonna
love Rand Paul's quest for the White House.
Rand Paul pulled together the best proclamation event he could muster this morning. Sadly, the Chameleon Senator from Kentucky, mustered what amounted to a call to Libertarians and quirky right wing followers. 

We plan to post a few screeds on Paul's proclamation for the GOP 2016 nomination, but time doesn't permit thorough coverage of Paul "The Youngers" event.

For now, let's make a couple of points.

First, Paul used the word "Liberty" 11 times in his proclamation. That ever-present Libertarian buzz word that means nothing once it crosses the lips of those who subscribe to the false ideology. It should be noted, John Oliver's interview with Putin's protege, Edward Snowden, found the INTEl traitor also spitting the word "liberty" at Oliver and the set cameras.

The word "liberty."  

I personally do not recall hearing on Libertarian speak against GOP voter suppression. Throughout the full breadth of the Bush Administration, I did not hear nor read even an iota of comment from the Libertarian Party or movement about Bush/Cheney political malfeasances. Do you recall Libertarians fighting for equal pay, increased minimum wage, civil or human rights, infrastructure spending or climate changes issues?  Now, contrast the lack of public support for humane initiatives laws as well as nation building causes against Libertarian affinity for legalizing certain controlled substances and "yelps" about liberty.

I digress. Let's take a much closer look at Paul.

Lets take a meme look at Paul's and Snowden's "Liberty."

If you are a HIV (High Information Voter) Paul's actual voting record or a partial listing of his "NAY" votes back through early 2012 should be of interest. 

Vote Smart Dot Org offers an easy to read concise listing of Paul's comprehensive voting record. You will find below a partial list of his "Nay" Votes and two very important "Nay" votes with direct impact on our veterans. Also it should be noted Paul has voted "Yea" for the Keystone XL Pipeline twice and has a history of voting virtually 100% lock-step along his party's line.

Feb. 27, 2015HR 240Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nov. 18, 2014S 2685USA FREEDOM Act of 2014Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)

July 31, 2014HR 5021Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014Senate
(81 - 13)
July 30, 2014S 2569Bring Jobs Home ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
July 29, 2014HR 5021Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 18)
July 16, 2014S 2578Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 43)
April 30, 2014S 2223Minimum Wage Fairness ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
April 9, 2014S 2199Paycheck Fairness ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)

March 31, 2014HR 4302Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Jan. 14, 2014S 1845Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nov. 21, 2013S 1197National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nov. 7, 2013S 815Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 32)
Nov. 4, 2013S 815Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013Cloture Invoked - Senate
(61 - 30)
June 6, 2013S 953Student Loan Affordability ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 46)
April 17, 2013S Amdt 711Prohibits the Sale of Assault WeaponsAmendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 60)
April 17, 2013S Amdt 714Limits Firearm Magazine CapacityAmendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 54)
Feb. 12, 2013S 47Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
an. 28, 2013HR 152Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Jan. 1, 2013HR 8Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
July 25, 2012S 3412Middle Class Tax Cut ActBill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
July 25, 2012S Amdt 2573Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
July 19, 2012S 3364Bring Jobs Home ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
July 12, 2012S 2237Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
June 5, 2012S 3220Paycheck Fairness ActCloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Feb. 17, 2012HR 3630Extends Payroll Tax CutConference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Now for a very specific set of votes related to our veterans:

National Key Votes

DateBill No.Bill TitleOutcomeVote
March 20, 2013HR 933Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 26)
Oct. 11, 2011S 1660American Jobs Act of 2011Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Paul spoke today with that often stated Tea Party refrain: "Take our country back." He spoke of an aversion to "Big government." 

Again, as stated above,  he mentioned "Liberty" eleven times. The partial voting record  posted above and the comprehensive listing via Vote Smart as well as other congressional tracking sites (Gov Trak, and Open Congress), clearly show Paul as a party-line "I support the GOP 99% of the time." vote. He railed about that common conservative dog whistle: "big government."

The GOP is more big government than the Democratic PartyDespite the common false mantra, the Grand Ol Party is one of fiscal conservatism. It is factually the party of "big government" with obscene obedience to oligarchs who fund the party's election and reelection campaigns. We can only assume the dark money stops at election campaign funding.

Paul also played the race card during his proclamation, I suppose to offset the reality of his father as a white supremacist sympathizer and publisher of a racist newsletter with content unparalleled in US History. Paul's booking a black minister to offer complete inane and unsubstantiable remarks about the president's religious affiliation were patronizing and condescending (to African-Americans) and indicative of Paul's shifty nature. The booking also shows an inner core of baiting" from a politician who has admitted an affinity for misinformation and faking writings and Parts of speeches.

"Bring on the black man to slam the black president while delivering coded false messages to the select Christian community sycophants." 

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Pastor Who Spoke At Rand Launch: We Don't Yet Know Obama's 'Real Religion'

A local pastor who rallied the crowd Tuesday at Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential campaign launch suggested that he believed President Barack Obama would "evolve" past Christianity after leaving office.

“In five years we’ll find out what [Obama’s] real religion is,” Rev. Jerry Stephenson told reporters after the event, according to Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins. 
Stephenson, a Louisville-based preacher, voiced his discontent with the Democratic Party in 2010 and then embraced the tea party movement, as well as then-Senate candidate Paul. He'd been discussing the issue of religious freedom after Paul's presidential announcement when a radio interviewer pressed him to explain his belief that Obama wasn't supporting conservative Christians, according to Coppins' report.

Finally, an undercurrent of Paul's proclamation was "government Spending." I believe he even used a common lie about President Obama as a spending giant who has spent more than all US presidents through our history. The lie was dealt with via Politifact in 2012, yet Paul deploys the misinformation (lie) to anyone who is a candidate for believing all hatred towards Obama. 

Did Paul mention federal government spending?