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Showing posts with label The Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Hill. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Game of Marbles and Trump's GOP

Before We Do Trump's Marbles Image result for Trump  marbles 

US Representative Katie Porter and a very condensed and shameful segment with Trump's Ben Carson. Carson was appointed to head the Department of Housing and Urban development via a president two doesn't give one damn about the plight of Americans who earn less than a million dollars per year. A president who has validated he has absolutely no interest in the plight of the nation's poor. If the aforementioned poor is a person of color... well you can complete that thought. 

The twitter post follows.
Let's drill down on that again.
If you believe that was a bit revealing and uncomfortable give this segment a few minutes of your time. Time is valuable, but the current state of life int he US requires expending time and effort to understand the level to which 70 percent of the US electorate has delivered the nation to Trumpism.

US Representative Alma  Adams, D-NC, questioned Trump's obviously inept and misplaced Head of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. 

As is the case with all things Trump, how do you suspect Carson handled his utter inept stumble offer a common housing industry acronym, REO?  He resorts to theatrics akin to that of a trump carnival clown. Courtesy The Business Insider.


ben carson note to katie porter

From Carson to a quick visit with  Republican who stated the prospect of the rape of a woman as in some cases consensual.

May 17, 2019 | 1:44 PM EDT

Apparently, the Republican returned to this statements and offered the ever-present perfunctory apology.

From "consensual rape to the leader of the GOP, and the leader of conservative America (as well as the 46.9% of potential US voters who didn't vote in 2016), and the nation's irrefutable worse president in the nation's history.

Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi responded to questions about Trump's potential involvement in a coverup.  Her response was "yes." It appears as such.  Within the hour Trump is reported to have left an infrastructure meeting with Pelosi and others. He seems to have run out the Rose Garden for a game of marbles. Yes, take ones marbles and run hone when the game just isn't as one wishes.

Take a few minutes to watch and listen to a guilty person throwout invalidated garbage regarding his presidency.

Last week we held on the follows Trump carnival acts.  Life is simply too short to work at tracking and reporting on Trump's idiocy and his rapidly growing reality of the Trump Lie
Everyone should go back and view a few segments of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, and after viewing ask yourself a question.  Is it truly possible Trump as a celebrity would warm to the hearts and psyches of so many very gullible Americans? Obviously, the question is a look back with an overdose of rhetorical. 

A Game of Marbles. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trumpism Smorgasbord: Parade, Tax Cut, US Economy

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Ninety-Two million USD? Really conservative American and Congress?

President Trump’s military parade now estimated to cost $92 million from CNBC.


The US Economy After the Wealthy Tax Cut

Last night I witnessed and heard a CNN contributor sit on camera with a sot ad a Left-leaning contributor and rail about how Trump's economy running wildly to the positive and how wages are up. The host didn't challenge the hyperbolic "alternative facts" talking head, but someone should challenge.

New York Times opinion piece regarding a major component of "Trump's Economy", the wealthy tax cuts. 

If you didn't visit the NYT link, think about doing so and at least view the Real Wages chart. 

The Hill recently published a piece with a compelling case of suspicion regarding continued economic growth. while we are certain Trump and his team as well as conservative Americans can locate pieces with an opposite view, we feel the Hill piece is a worthy read. We have the recent history of the GOP washing or economy into a crevasse, we can ill afford another such collapse, there may be no wiggle room for another economic stimulus as with Obama post-Bush.  The Hill linked here.

Manigault Newman and Tape Three

No words from us...not necessary

Fox News Hannity update via Fox News Shepard Smith

It is amazing Fox News is so committed to anti-progressive dogma, network management allows Shepard Smith to perform a daily rebuttal to the network's flagship trump adviser Hannity. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Trump's Flag Dog Whistle Moves To Dangerous Elephant Policy (National Anthem)

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The Daily Kos

Watch as Fox & Friends fuels Trump's authoritarianism regarding his dog whistle issue of NFL players (mostly black players) Taking a knee in protest against police brutality of black, boys, men and women.

Unfortunately, the video segment is over two minutes long I do not often expose you to Fox News more than a few seconds. This segment clearly shows the extent of pathetic shared between Fox News and Trump.

While on the topic of false patriotism and over-the-top nationalism, it was amazing to hear about Trumps lie laced commencement address at the Naval Academy.  

Writer Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), watched a two-minute portion of Trump's speech. Harrison gets a nod of credit as Trump isn't welcome on my TV sets. Harrison's two minutes far exceeds my exposure. I avoid a person who lies incessantly. Why sit for anyone to tell you lies if you know he lies at the level of a personal pathology. He can not help but lie.

Here is a short video clip from the Hill piece (linked below) in which Trump tells seven lies in two minutes.  Linked here.

Harrison's piece via the Hill, linked here.

So, we have Trump exciting his base with nationalist crap while simultaneously playing loose with information spoken to future naval officers.


Monday, November 23, 2015

When Will Reince Priebus Offer Full Support of Trump's Bigotry?

The RNC is noticeably quiet about Trumps bigoted and racist demagoguery.

Notice Trump and his campaign (and Super Pac) talking heads and the words "these people."

"I'm Sick and Tired of the #BlackLivesMatter Thing"
Posted by Mediaite on Monday, November 23, 2015

The Hill and other media are reporting on a Trump weekend Tweet.  It seems that childish Tweeter freak candidate must live on 'dark' right-wing twitter pages. Check out his latest Joseph Goebbels like propaganda.
A drawing of a black man wielding a sideways pistol and wearing army pants, military boots and a bandana and mask accompanies the statistics, which are sourced to the “Crime Statistics Bureau” in San Francisco.
"@SeanSean252: @WayneDupreeShow @Rockprincess818 @CheriJacobus"
3:05 PM - 22 Nov 2015

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The message immediately took off on the social media platform, with thousands of people retweeting it and liking it within an hour. But many also lashed out angrily against the real estate mogul, calling Trump a racist and questioning the veracity of the stats.
Indeed, an initial search to confirm the numbers couldn’t turn up a “Crime Statistic Bureau” in San Francisco.
However, the percentages do, in some ways, align with Department of Justice (DOJ) findings from several years ago. A DOJ study released in 2011 reported that 93 percent of black homicides were committed by other blacks between 1980 and 2008.
In 2014, that figure was roughly 90 percent in 2014, according to the latest DOJ numbers.
The category tweeted out by Trump that doesn't fit with DOJ statistics is “Whites Killed by Whites,” which Trump’s tweet indicated was 16 percent.
According to the department’s 2011 report, 84 percent of white homicides were committed by whites between 1980 and 2008. That number was 82 percent in 2014.
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If you think our painting Trump as the supreme propagandist who is successfully drawing sycophant viewers comparable to the Third Reich the mid-1930s, check out a few quotes from Hitler's Communications and Propaganda Director Goebbels.

“Think of the press as a great keyboard 
on which the government can play.” 
― Joseph Goebbels

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” 
― Joseph Goebbels
“Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” 
― Joseph Goebbels
“We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time,or as the greatest criminals” 
― Joseph Goebbels

The nation went through a period of contemptuous reaction to mentions of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich. It is interesting to watch diminution of criticism of acts that very much resembles Europe's genocidal past. Media hosts are no longer interrupting guests who speak of Hitler's Brown Shirts and the Holocaust. Conversely, it is intriguing to watch as history repeats itself via Trump without equalizing heightened condemnation from the American public. Moreover, we are not hearing any condemnation for Reince Priebus's RNC, and hearing very little from the GOP and it heard of remaining presidential prospects.

UPDATE: Little Green Footballs located the source of Trumps Tweet data. Trump has some seriously disgusting reading habits.

Vox takes the Trump meme to an even deep level and a level that matches the images and text above. Vox


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stephen Colbert Comments On The GOP Debate And A Visit To Fact-Checkers Heaven


The Republican National Committee (RNC) lauded the recent Fox New Business GOP Debate. How careless are we to allow Fox News and the GOP/RNC to shape the perception of their candidates to the point of disseminating pure propaganda?

The Hill

GOP lauds Fox Business debate

"And that CNBC is how you run a debate," RNC chairman Reince Priebus tweeted minutes after the debate ended.

He expanded on that in a press release that lauded the Fox moderators for sticking to business-themed questions and not stepping into the spotlight themselves.

"Debates need to focus on the issues, and that goal was accomplished tonight. Our candidates, not the moderators, were at the center of tonight’s debate, and they were all treated with fairness and respect," he said.

"Thanks to a well-run debate, the country was able to see our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates exchange ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work."
Why do so many Americans allow the GOP to consistent yank their brains and psyches?  The RNC response to the debate was expected; it was their forum. Yet, those who dig deep can find nothing b but "False", "Half-True", and "Pants on Fire" ratings.

Stephen Colbert's comments about the "Softball" debate are classic and point on.

The comedian host focused on candidate stumbles and highlights Trump's use of a despicable chapter in US History as his model for deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. "Operation Wetback" was yet another example of why this nation can never lay claim to "exceptional."  We do they preach such sermons with no regard for how non-whites have been treated since Columbus stepped foot on North America.

CNN's Carol Costello and Brian Steltar also commented about the debate and its "slow- pitch" softball airing.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate IV:




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quick Hit: Journalist released in Syria!


US journalist released in Syria, Kerry confirms

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday confirmed the release of Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who was captured in Syria in 2012. 
Kerry said the Boston-based journalist had been held by the group the Nusra Front, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. Curtis is safe outside of Syria and is expected to be reunited with his family shortly, the White House said.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Edward Snowden: An Embarassing and Dangerous Misfit

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 – 1916) 

The Hill is reporting Edward Snowden's video appearance last Thursday went as about as well as other Snowden decisions-making.  What a loser!

Edward Snowden continues to show the extent to which he exercises poor judgment. Judgment rooted in misguided ideology and, frankly, naivety.  

During an annual question and answer session Putin "allowed" a prerecorded question (below) from Edward Snowden, intelligence leaker, "espionage agent" and documented anti-US government/anti-Obama  idiot." 

The Daily Beast.....

Snowden to Putin (in full-blown stupidity)  
“Does Russia intercept, store, or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals? And do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement agencies can justify placing societies, rather than subjects, under surveillance? Thank you.”
How could Snowden for even a second not realize his efforts to satisfy some zany crusade could possibly yield positive results? If his efforts were not part of a strategy to provide propaganda to Putin, Snowden's his level of zaniness and to his level of narcissism validates criticism of the manner in which he revealed US security Intelligence.  If his efforts were not meant to serve as an adjunct to Putin propaganda, Snowden failed miserably; his question became propaganda. 

A few questions.
What did the young libertarian actually hope to gain via the video (with a doubt pre-screened) hope to gain? 
Did he actually believe Putin would respond, "Yes, young man we are doing the same and probably more intrusive forms of INTEL gathering."
Is the nation's most recent anti-US spy actually working to secure votes for the prospect of a Nobel Peace Prize? 
Does Putin not realize his actions actually appear to be a form of collaboration with the Russia leader and his Intel apparatus?
I have posted the interchange below. After Snowden's ego-driven intro to his question, Putin answered in a manner that starts with words that should draw attention.  

The Russian leader. 
“Mr. Snowden, you are a former agent. I used to work for an intelligence service. Let’s speak in a professional language.” 
“Our intelligence efforts are strictly regulated by our law,” he added. “You have to get a court’s permission first.”
I am not aware Snowden's resume` included the title of "agent." Agent for what nation?  My recall of his background ends with references to his work as an NSA technician.  A technician who used espionage methods to secure access to information his clearance did not accommodate. His subterfuge certainly qualifies as that of a spy. The salient point is, for which nation? Ultimately, his INTEL leaks may have benefited you and me regarding our "privacy." Yet, a full 13 years after commencing such monitoring*, you must also accept that his INTEL leak may have benefited the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians and possible the North Koreans  in way inherent with danger that surpasses stepping on our privacy. Let's seriously consider the US has no patent nor copyright protection of such data gathering. If the US monitors meta-data, we can damned well assume two to three of the stated nations are doing same. 

Snowden addressed Putin.

Two sources close to Snowden have told The Daily Beast, Snowden posed the question to invoke a different response form Putin.
The Daily Beast
“It certainly didn’t go as he would’ve hoped,” one source said. “I don’t think there’s any shame in saying that he made an error in judgment.” 

Another Snowden confidante said he wanted the exchange to appear like he was criticizing Russia. 

“He basically viewed the question as his first foray into criticizing Russia. He was genuinely surprised that in reasonable corridors it was seen as the opposite,” said Ben Wizner, the American Civil Liberties Union attorney who serves as a close adviser to Snowden.
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Snowden is a twenty something millennial who is reported to have an affinity for Ron Paul (thus libertarian). We can surmise from such reports he is anti-US government and probably at his experience level consumed with world changing ideology that should be left far from intelligence operations.  
As INTEL goes, so do nations
Snowden's judgment continues to appear problematic in one regard and outright stupid on a more colloquial basis. Stupidity regarding national security is as dangerous as any suicide mission planed and executed by KSM and Osama bin Laden. 
The reaction to Snowden's poor judgment is far and wide. I have posted one Twitter example as a bit of "color comment." Excuse the sports vernacular.

  1. Edward Snowden has just officially made himself into a Russian propaganda tool
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  2. do you think he had much choice in the matter?
  3. . It would have been nice for U.S gov. to let him get the asylum outside Russia before this happened.
  4. : Edward Snowden has just officially made himself into a Russian propaganda tool ” Shocked. Not
  5. Snowden has been an unofficial Russian tool for some time now

  1. The Snowden saga continues. Maybe, one day he will know and admit his judgment errors and decision-making.