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  • Trump: The Un-American President (Mega Barf Alert)

    03/19/2018 8:37:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | March 19, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    “I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’ ” That, as reported by The Washington Post, was Donald Trump boasting during a private fund-raising dinner about lying to Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, our northern neighbor and closest ally. When caught in the lie, Trump did what Trump does: Repeats the lie, louder, stronger, and more stridently. After the lie was reported, Trump tweeted: “We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of...
  • Media Fight For Democrats In Washington Leak Wars (Good Read)

    03/06/2018 12:12:53 PM PST · by mojito · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/6/2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...It is a weird thing to watch the media uncritically receive and regurgitate dozens of leaks — all of them out of context, some of them downright false — from Rep. Adam Schiff and his team and then write up that the other side is leaking. This is particularly bizarre given the general lack of leaks coming from House Permanent Select Committee Republicans. At the very least it’s worth noting that there were no leaks from Intelligence Committee Republicans about their 4-page memo alleging FISA abuses, even as the agencies and Democrats on the committee put out anticipatory leaks to...
  • The True Source of the N.R.A.’s Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations

    02/24/2018 11:42:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2018 | ERIC LIPTON and ALEXANDER BURNS
    WASHINGTON — Few places have seen the National Rifle Association wield its might more effectively than Florida, where it has advanced a sweeping agenda that has made it easier to carry concealed weapons, given gun owners greater leeway to shoot in self-defense and even briefly barred doctors from asking patients about their firearms. To many of its opponents, that decades-long string of victories is proof that the N.R.A. has bought its political support. But the numbers tell a more complicated story: The organization’s political action committee over the last decade has not made a single direct contribution to any current...
  • US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia's gun restrictions

    02/23/2018 10:53:55 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    After each mass public shooting in the U.S. – such as the horrific attack at a Florida high school last week that killed 17 people – gun control advocates keep pointing to Australia as the role model America should follow to reduce gun deaths. If only reducing crime and suicides was so easy. In reality, gun control efforts in Australia have not been as successful as we’ve been led to believe.
  • ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

    02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By MICHELLE NIJHUIS
    On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat. For months, he’d imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure — the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline. What neither the sheriff’s department nor...
  • Big Republican Advantages Are Eroding in the Race for House Control

    02/12/2018 5:54:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    MSN/ New York Times ^ | February 12, 2018
    The Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot has slipped over the last few weeks. But Republicans have gradually lost advantages of their own. Slowly but surely, the considerable structural advantages — like incumbency, geography and gerrymandering — that give the Republicans a chance to survive a so-called wave election are fading, giving Democrats a clearer path to a House majority in November. The Republicans still retain formidable advantages, enough to win the House while losing the popular vote by a wide margin. But their edge has shrunk considerably over the last few months, and even more over the last...
  • An absolutely damning paragraph about Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting (Fake New Hypocrites)

    02/02/2018 2:18:44 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/11/2017 | Chris Cillizza
    This paragraph, from The New York Times' latest scoop on a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, is completely and totally damning: "Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email."
  • New York Times: Immigrants Are Superior to Americans and Their Kids

    01/30/2018 12:33:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2018 | Neil Munro
    New York Times columnist David Brooks tells his friends that the costs imposed by cheap-labor immigration don’t exist because, really, Americans are just inferior to immigrants in every way. Over all, America is suffering from a loss of dynamism. New business formation is down. Interstate mobility is down. Americans switch jobs less frequently and more Americans go through the day without ever leaving the house. But these trends are largely within the native population. Immigrants provide the antidote. They start new businesses at twice the rate of nonimmigrants. Roughly 70 percent of immigrants express confidence in the American dream, compared...

    01/28/2018 10:13:02 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | 26 Jan, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    At this moment, CNN is orgasmic over the New York Times’s claim that President Trump “tried to fire Robert Mueller.” This is the headline in the online edition of the Times: That headline is simply false. Trump didn’t order Mueller’s firing; if he had, Mueller would be fired. A truthful headline would say that Trump considered firing Mueller; or wanted to fire Mueller; or wished he could fire Mueller. All of which, in my opinion, would do credit to Trump, since Mueller deserves to be fired for exceeding his mandate by pursuing criminal charges against people loosely associated with Trump...
  • As the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale

    01/01/2018 4:37:34 PM PST · by mojito · 43 replies
    NRO ^ | 1/1/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    ...Seven months after throwing Carter Page as fuel on the collusion fire lit by then-FBI director James Comey’s stunning public disclosure that the Bureau was investigating possible Trump campaign “coordination” in Russia’s election meddling, the Gray Lady now says: Never mind. We’re onto Collusion 2.0, in which it is Papadopoulos — then a 28-year-old whose idea of résumé enhancement was to feign participation in the Model U.N. — who triggered the FBI’s massive probe by . . . wait for it . . . a night of boozy blather in London. What’s going on here? Well, it turns out the...
  • Transparent DOJ and FBI Desperation: New York Times Attempts “Trump Operation” Justification

    12/30/2017 8:20:51 PM PST · by mojito · 110 replies
    Immediately following confirmation by Senator Lindsey Graham about the origin of the 2016 FBI Counterintelligence Operation against candidate Donald Trump, The New York Times, via Clinton’s favorite voice Maggie Haberman, pushes out an article attempting to cloud, obfuscate and justify the joint FBI and DOJ surveillance operation against Trump. The timing, content and presentation of the disinformation is transparent in the intended motive. More and more people are recognizing the FBI application to the FISA court was based on political information, the Steele Dossier, assembled by political operatives and used by political operatives within the DOJ National Security Division and...
  • New York Times blasts France for ‘failing to face up to racism’

    12/28/2017 6:18:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 28 December 2017 16:28 CET+01:00
    The New York Times has blasted France for “shamefully caving in to racism” after a prominent black journalist was sacked from a government-sponsored internet advisory body because of her controversial views. “(President Emmanuel) Macron has tried to project the image of a forward-looking, inclusive leader. This is a blot on that image and highlights the pressing need in France for an open debate on racism,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial. Rokhaya Diallo was sacked earlier this month from the National Digital Council (CNNum), prompting almost all its members to resign in protest from the body that advises the government...
  • A War Trump Won

    12/17/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | Ross Douthat
    There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that America and its allies recently managed to win a war that just two years ago consumed headlines and dominated political debate and helped Donald Trump himself get elected president — and somehow nobody seemed to notice. I mean the war against the Islamic State, whose expansion was the defining foreign policy calamity of Barack Obama’s second term, whose executions of Americans made the U.S.A. look impotent and whose utopian experiment drew volunteers drunk on world-historical ambitions and metaphysical dreams. Its...
  • G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon

    12/16/2017 9:28:58 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Jeremy W. Peters
    A small group of conservative leaders had gathered in the Trump International Hotel last week for a friendly discussion about the year that was ending and their priorities for the year to come, when Stephen K. Bannon spoke up. “I’m not going to name names,” he snapped, looking around the room as he complained about being left virtually alone to defend Roy S. Moore, accused of sexually molesting and assaulting teenage girls, while the Republican leadership and Democrats bludgeoned the Alabama Senate candidate. “If we want to win,” he added, according to three people who were in the room, “We...
  • Retiring New York Times publisher to be replaced by his son

    12/15/2017 1:14:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 4:37 PM EST | Karen Matthews
    The publisher of The New York Times Co. is stepping down after 25 years and will be succeeded by his 37-year-old son, the Times announced Thursday. Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. will retire as of Dec. 31 but will remain as chairman of the board of directors, the Times said. His son and current deputy publisher, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, will take over as publisher. “It is the greatest honor to serve The Times — and the people who make it what it is — as the next publisher,” the younger Sulzberger, known as A.G., said in a staffwide email. Sulzberger praised...
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...
  • How Far Will Sean Hannity Go? (Surprising Very Nice And Long Article)

    11/28/2017 8:04:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 28, 2017 | Matthew Shaer
    When he finally went to bed early in the morning on Oct. 2, Sean Hannity had a good sense, as he typically does, of how he would structure that night’s Fox News Channel broadcast. He’d lead with Puerto Rico, and a defense of the Trump administration’s hurricane relief efforts, before moving on to the N.F.L. players who continued to kneel during the national anthem before games. But by the time he woke up, a few hours later — Hannity rarely sleeps more than four hours a night, a trait he shares with his friend President Trump — the screen of...
  • The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido (NY Slimes)

    11/26/2017 5:42:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November 25, 2017 | STEPHEN MARCHE
    After weeks of continuously unfolding abuse scandals, men have become, quite literally, unbelievable. What any given man might say about gender politics and how he treats women are separate and unrelated phenomena. Liberal or conservative, feminist or chauvinist, woke or benighted, young or old, found on Fox News or in The New Republic, a man’s stated opinions have next to no relationship to behavior. Through sheer bulk, the string of revelations about men from Bill Cosby to Roger Ailes to Harvey Weinstein to Louis C.K. to Al Franken and, this week, to Charlie Rose and John Lasseter, have forced men...
  • New York Times Columnist: If You Support Trump, We Can't Be Friends

    11/26/2017 2:17:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 149 replies ^ | November 26, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter Friday afternoon with a message of unity, no doubt inspired by Divine Providence after rejoicing in the Thanksgiving holiday. Just kidding. The author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” told his followers point blank that Trump fans need not apply for friendship. If u support Trump, we don't have anything to talk abt & we can't be friends. This isn't abt parties or ideology; This is abt right & wrong— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017 He followed up his Tweet saying that Trump’s lying was the cornerstone of his...
  • Censoring Climate Change

    11/22/2017 7:52:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | By TOLY RINBERG and ANDREW BERGMAN
    The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web. If you searched Google for the words “climate change” a little over six months ago, one of the first hits would have been the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. But that was before April 28, when the agency began systematically dismantling its climate change website, which had survived Democratic and Republican administrations and was a leading source of information on a global problem that the president, as a candidate, labeled “a hoax.” If you search those words today, a link to the E.P.A. site...