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Showing posts with label The Rachel Maddow show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Rachel Maddow show. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Alleged Russian Operative Arrested

You must admit social media has been as busy as a beehive in mid-summer with reports of Russian money funneled into the 2016 campaign via the NRA. while the reports haven't been nailed down in a concrete manner, the overwhelming lean of the reporting is: yes, it took place.

A bastion of US conservatism accurately targeted and used by Putin's nation stealing spies and operatives (AKA lobbyists with possible "Extraordinary Ability").

First a quick digression:  We read your comments for time to time as some of you want more verbiage from us. Well, life is busy and we are about making points and disseminating information we are not a click ad sited with columns and borders laden with ads.  Therefore, you will find we will not spend hours crafting pieces laden with our opinions. Of course, we state opinions but we do so directly without paragraph after paragraph of stuff.  Therefore we offer two key news segments regarding the arrest of a 29-year old-red head Russian operative. 

By the way, did you view the FX Network's series The Americans over the course of its seven year run? NO?  Well, maybe you should. The arrested operative seems a classic example of embedded Putin tools.

The Rachel Maddow Show (via Ari Melber)

This morning Velshi & Ruhle

A few additional tidbits......

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We will comment further as this story develops, StumbleUpon

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Russians In The Oval Office; Russian Chief Spy Meets With Trump Team (Video)

Yucking it up with Russians in the Oval Office has no good end!

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Imagine President Obama with Russian officials (one a known spy/recruiter) in the Oval Office.  Also, imagine Obama facilitating what follows.



Definition of operative

b: a secret agent
d: a person who works toward achieving the objectives of a larger interest 

If you watched The Rachel Maddow Show last night, you may have found the following video an intriguing expose on Trump's leadership.  If you did not view the segment last night, I have embedded the 11-minute segment along with a posted link to a Reuters piece.

How can the US Congress continue to avoid consideration of Trump and his inner circle are compromised Russian operatives (facilitators as a minimum)? Operatives regarding their actions when no matter Trump's affinity for dictators, is an enemy state.

Reuters: Russian spy chief met U.S. officials in U.S. last week: sources

America, we have a problem! StumbleUpon

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Constitutional Crisis VS. A King and His Court

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I am hearing mention of "A Constitutional Crisis." What the hell is that is layman's terms? 

 Well, my wonderment of exactly what the phrase means may have been answered on a segment of The Rachel Maddow Show.

Personally, I do not feel a GOP as subservient and kneeling to Trump as we have today would ever pursue any such actions.

I implore you to watch the following Hardball video from the 5:06-minute mark to its end.  

No, not one of those lost souls would dare pursue any congressional actions against their "king." 


Friday, October 20, 2017

The Death of Four US Soldiers (WHY?) VIDEO

When journalist and research teams hit close to home with the prospect of hitting the head of the nail.  The following segment of The Rachel Maddow Show is without question a must watch. Oh, it is a very long segment (25 minutes), but the segment touches on a few reason why Trump and his fumbling Defense Department is reticent about mentioning the deaths of four US Special Ops soldiers.

Think the African nation of Chad, Passports and Exxon Mobil along with Trump's idiotic travel ban.  Could either of those items have contributed to the deaths of the four soldiers?

The thoughts are horrific. But, so is Donald Trump. StumbleUpon

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rachel Maddow And Company Exposes Efforts To Manipulate Media (VIDEO)

Image result for the rachel maddow showThe following is a long video. We realize any of your are at work and will not or can not devoted 21 minutes to viewing and listening to a video. The video requires full attention, so if you can not view it immediately (and did not see it last night no TRMS), consider setting it aside for good viewing opportunities.

It is one of a kind and it is not about "BREAKING NEWS"; that tired, worn out and manipulative news tease. The segment is about attempts to manipulate a liberal show host (and her team (via a forged surreptitious document. Again it is one of a kind.

We are less than six months into the Trump Administration. We are seeing never before butt-sucking of a Russian leader via a US President. We are reading and hearing of unprecedented effort to data manipulate US election last fall. We are also seeing over the top examples of subterfuge surrounding all things Trump.

As of this week, The Rachel Maddow Show is the leading one hour cable news show across the full spectrum of cable news.  Wouldn't it be a major prize from the Right to have an opportunity to discredit the liberal host and her team? Trumps quests for his "Fake News" Label apparently ran up against pure intellect, wherewithal and proper journalistic acumen. 

Now as yourself, why would an opportunity to relegate the leading liberal news related show to that of "discredited" serve a purpose.  If you did not come to a point of thinking, someone on he Right is jobbing us, you may have already slipped into the darkness of Trumpism. 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump, British INTEL, Russia, Approval Ratings

While the world boils into a cauldron of international conflict (post Trump's inauguration), we must not take our eyes off the reality of growing evidence Trump and his associates may have snuggled with Russian operatives to facilitate wing an election.

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Consider contrasting the following segment of Trump speaking with a well known conservative alleged "money talker", about his visit with the President of China. How seriously callous is the reference to the cake of choice while showing a great deal of machismo?

Now for much more serious updates and commentary on a matter which is headed straight towards probable impeachment of the nation's 45th President. There is simply no way to avoid the reality of the fire under maelstrom of the Trump/Russia smoke.

Rachel Maddow, The Rachel Maddow Show. (long segment but information doesn't come quick nor cheap) Moreover, think of the millions who watch Fox News on a nightly basis with bombardments of unreported facts, misinformation and does of social deprivation (racism, sexism, Homophobia al)

While that major story broke across certain broadcast media, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell also broadcast a segment with reference to the British reports of Trup cohorts cohorting with Russian operatives.The O;Donnell take is intriguing and cannot be overlooked as to its possibility.

Another long commentary segment, but the segment includes two subject experts worthy of the viewing time.

If you don't care for MSNBC, here is a segment from CNN.

Yes, Trump is saber-rattling while doing what the carnival barker does best. The barker presents false reality to secure a path for his mission. In Trump's case the mission is multifaceted. He also must cover the developing Russian stories with "wag-the-dog" false reality, and he facilitates opportunity to raise his approval ratings.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Oregon Terrorists Takeover: Media Perspectives

American patriot...No, US terrorists to the max!

Law: Cornell University

As we watch the Bundy family again resort to utter seditious anarchy, some in the media are finding the takeover of a government building quasi-acceptable.

The Washington Post's Chris Cilizza Facebook a post earlier today that seems to indicate a degree of sympathetic understanding and empathy for the Bundy led terror (threats).

Take a few minutes and see how US media works and how ti is becoming a conduit for US anarchy often embodied in acts of pure terror.  The predominately white militia terrorists at the wildlife refuge have indicated a desire to shoot it out with federal law enforcement.

Cillizza's Facebook Intro:

"Read this. Learn something."

Herewith is the piece the Washington Post opportunist promulgated via Facebook.

"Nine Maps?"  It doesn't matter the number of maps, even if the federal authorities had wounded one of the ranchers the wanton anarchists seek to protect, along with the takeover of the refuge seems close to public sedition. Sedition when coupled with implied and overt declarations of intent to shoot, seems like fodder for federal action. Oregon occupiers’ complaint, explained in 9 mapsWASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY PHILIP BUMP

If we contrast a piece just published from the Rachel Maddow team, we find sharp contrast and opposite positioning regarding the takeover.

When armed anti-government militia members seize a building that's not theirs to take, it's a rather serious problem. 
Time to get up to speed on the crisis unfolding in Oregon. 

Militia members occupy Oregon refuge, vow to stay for 'years'
When armed anti-government radicals seize a building that's not theirs to take, it's…

Over the weekend, I predicted Fox News would approach the anarchism via conservative rationalizing that borders on sensationalizing the takeover. Here is an example.  Fox New Contributor Justifies Takeover.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The US Economy And November Jobs Report

A few days ago, I published a piece related to the November Jobs Report. The piece included the latest evidence of economy mending from years of Trickle-down economics, the deleterious effect of Republican "Free Markets; No Regulation," and mending from being "Bush'd."

The following graphic excerpts are embeds from the piece. 

Unemployment dropped as the months passed into Post Bush US History. 

While most progressive news viewers have seen the following two minute segment from the Rachel Maddow Show, I think it worthy of posting for others to view. The segment is only 2:02 minutes in duration, but thoroughly nails the common thinking on the improving US economy.

I will again remind you..the GOP has done absolutely nothing to help improve the US economy. In fact, GOP members Congress (to the elected official) have over the past six years worked against the Obama Administrations efforts to improve our economy.

Yet, many of your handed the GOP the US Congress along with pathetic Progressives, Liberals an Independents who simply did not vote'

The Rachel Maddow Show.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fox Conservative Circus And A Peep At Conservatives Gone Mad

Just a quick hit!

Fox proves it is not a news network in any sense. Chris Wallace and production team prove he is no journalist.

These GOP operatives are nothing more than elected subversives.

Post by Salon.

Juan Williams "earns his keep" via his "ready to go" panel seat in sympathy for Wilson.

Post by Salon.

Peter King shows his is far from in-touch with reality. Was Darren Wilson's job to execute an 18 year old? According to King by comment he feel as such.

Post by The Rachel Maddow Show.

Gas Chambers? Really?


Friday, July 27, 2012

Romney Imitates Sarah Palin!

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Mitt Romney meets with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters)

It takes  great deal of lack of preparedness, lack of mental nuances necessary for the Oval Office, and lack of impromptu communication skills to start one's presidential overseas tour as has Mitt Romney.  It is extraordinarily shocking to see the GOP's top presidential candidate has not moved one iota from the very same political and governing platform (beliefs, policies, and incompetent economic acumen)  as George W. Bush.    

We understand the basic definition of conservative includes a disdain for change and death-hold grip on the past.  The GOP is astonishing in its refusal to 'step outside of the box' for thought that could avoid another economic catastrophe. Mitt Romney is sitting proudly and stating (stumbling through) the same agenda as Bush promulgated in 2000 - 2008.  

We are offering two glaring examples the extent of Romney's  deficiencies on the world stage (Internationally)  preparedness mark is candidate Romney.  You will hear and see a reoccurring thought in these segments. His campaign team and advisers must hold advance tickets to Olympic events and are already in their seats.  He seems to have lost the facade his uses in American to pull the wool over the eyes of conservatives.  

Is he truly the best the party has to offer? 

His attempts to appear presidential  with the Brits have proven embarrassing. Well, allow me to be more in the realm of the quest for the presidency; he is failing miserably

Romney has offended the British regarding preparation for the Olympics. Of course, a shortage of security this close to the opening of games was not a thing of pride, but the Brits quickly summonsed military security to augment their security contract.  He forget the name of a top official in British politics.  He amateurishly mentioned a meeting with Mi-6.  Apparently, that was a serious "no-no". As I have asked all week and, frankly, since early May, "Where is the competence in his advisers and his campaign team.   Romney hasn't even left the safe confines of the nations major ally.  

Both videos below are from tonight's MSNBC evening news shows: the Rachel Maddow show and the Last Word.  Yes, they are a few minutes long, but each segment is full of revealing information, detail, thought and commentary you will not find on CNN and Fox News. 

Informed voters 'can' make good decision. Uninformed voters always make bad decisions.

Not as President, Sir.  But, your party would love to have you back. It seems Mitt Romney is appearing as a Keystone Cop.

Segment I
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Former Governor Dean may not feel that British analogy to Sarah Palin is fare, based on obvious admiration for Romney's intellect. We Krystal. Ball, simply nailed the Palin image across the Romney facade, and did so with a great deal of acumen.  Romney is answering questions on his European trip  comparable to Palin's, " I'll get back to you".
Segment II We have to remember and I often state, "The very people who are working with Romney will become the core of his White House inner circle." We must remember the Bush White House replete with Cheney, Rove, and Scooter Libby.  Where did that get us?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Keystone XL Pipeline: Environmental Crap shoot, jobs lies & GOP political pandering

Pipelines do not just ruin within a few feet of construction.

The GOP continues efforts to legislate for the benefit of large corporation concerns with a secondary mission of posturing for the 2012 Election.  The GOP's latest amendment in the US Senate fell short of the requited 60 votes.  The amendment would have fast tracked the project by using a Constitutional commerce clause for pipeline wrestling approval from the president and hand approval  to the US Congress. Now, there is a frightening prospect for certain (regardless of party majority in either Chamber).

By proposing the amendment, Republicans sought to wrest the approval process from Obama's control. They have also used the proposal to highlight his decision ahead of November presidential and congressional elections, linking his delaying of the pipeline project to rising gasoline prices. 
"At a moment when millions are out of work, gas prices are sky-rocketing and the Middle East is in turmoil, we've got a president who's up making phone calls trying to block a pipeline here at home. It's unbelievable," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Reuters reports that President Obama supports a southern leg of the pipeline. The unsettled northern route remains an area of contention;  plans show proposed construction across an environmentally sensitive region in Nebraska.  Another perspective on the pipeline from one who has a history of conservationism illustrates a point: Ted Turner.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

The financially privileged like Romney

Well-off to the Left, middle income to the Right;
real progress comes after the paths combine 

and takes the straight path.

While I could start with ' birds of a feather, flock together, I would be remiss.  Romney's $250 million plus net worth, places him far beyond most 'flocking feathers'.

I am not a person who envies anyone. Of course, when I see a person or a group of people hit the lottery, I think, as do many, UUUMM would have been nice had it been me. That is the full extent of my whimsical wishful thinking. Envy is not a trait or character flaw that is part of my character.

Since, that disclaimer was important, allow one more before I move on.  As major bias covers me like a warm blanker: the unfair and selfish manner of some (the nation's financially well-off) who refuse to contribute a few more tax dollars towards the economic well-being of the nation.  Additional sentence is the continued perpetuation of a Payroll Tax which ends payroll contributions to Social Security once their pay stub YTD reaches the level of $106,800 for year. More simply stated, there are many many people in our nation who stop making payroll tax payments to the Social Security system once their pay hits $106,800 for the year.  My income-level angst aside, allow me to delve into the 2012 Election.

Rachel Maddow and the TRMS Staff broadcast a telling segment yesterday. The segment is a bit long, but it thoroughly explores an election dynamic. Polling Exit data reveals a Romney voting block that concerns me. Apparently,  exit data is showing the Mitt Romney is scoring very well with high income voters.  Since most of those who read my webpage probably also watch TRMS, you may want to skip through the video or skip-it.  If you missed, it the work is an enlightening 18 minutes.