Friday, February 02, 2018

How Do They Feel Now?

Several months ago -- November 6, 2017, to be accurate -- a news story broke on the Internet. I am looking at the version on LinkedIn:
Bombshell: Hillary Clinton ‘Pedophile Sex Tape’ About to Be Released ?.

Career criminal Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, Email-Server scandal, busted for Treasonous Uranium One deal with Russia, and now this... ?
...
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed that a “sickening” pedophile sex tape featuring Hillary Clinton is about to be released to the public...
The story was written by "Dr. Jorge Mata Torres, International Univeristy Professor." In it he relays the blockbuster fact that a videotape was found on Anthony Weiner's computer showing Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin engaging in some kind of sexual behavior with an underage girl. You can find this story all over the Internet.

The videotape was going to be released in November. Now it is February, and still no tape.

The thing that I want to know is, how do the people who believed that story feel, now that there is still no video? I see on the Internet that they still believe that Hillary is part of a Satanic child-molesting and human-trafficking ring, but does it bother them at all that the evidence keeps not appearing?

A skeptical lefty such as myself might start to think that maybe there is no such video. Maybe, just maybe, Hillary Clinton is actually not a Satanic pedophile human-trafficker. I mean, where's the tape? Somehow the conclusion persists rock-solid, but the proof seems to have gone out for a drink and never came back.

Or -- here's another example, closer to home. A few years ago a group right here in our little suburban county put out a statement (well they put out lots of statements, but here is one) that said:
If someone chooses to identify themselves as of different genders on different days, our local government, in its infinite wisdom, thinks that is a group that needs special protection in every workplace, in all public areas, like theatres, and, seemingly, even in their choice of which bathroom to use. A "get out of jail free" card for sexual predators who are caught in the wrong public bathroom or public shower.
The county had passed a gender-identity nondiscrimination bill and these people wanted a referendum to relegalize discrimination. They had petitions and stood at shopping centers and churches all around the county, telling people that a Montgomery County gender identity nondiscrimination bill was going to make it legal for predators and pedophiles to lurk in the ladies rooms, molesting our wives and daughters with impunity by claiming to be women and using this new law as a "get out of jail free card."

The thing that I want to know is, how do these people feel about the fact that, in the ten years since the bill passed, there has not been one single case of any man going into any ladies room in our county, doing anything prurient, and claiming to be transgender?

Why were they so sure that would happen? What kind of mind latches onto a hateful falsehood like that and leaves the house, day after day, to stand in a parking lot with petitions, frightening strangers with their lurid fantasies?

Those are good psychological questions, but they are not, to me, the most interesting ones: I want to know how those people feel now.

The Citizens for a Responsible Whatever rallied the masses, whipped up countywide fear that perverted men would dress as women and lurk in ladies rooms if the bill passed, and it passed, and they did not lurk. They had tens of thousands of signatures, including thousands of illegal ones that caused the referendum to be thrown out -- they had a lot of people upset. Dozens of churches collected signatures in Jesus' name to allow good Christians to discriminate against our county's transgender citizens. It was a pretty big deal at the time. We were one of the first "bathroom bill" regions, with shower-nuts stopping random citizens to tell them that men would be walking right into the women's bathroom and claiming to be women while they leered at innocent wives and daughters and grabbed them and who-knows-what-horrible-thing.

It didn't happen here, and it didn't happen in any of those other places, either. It was a totally fabricated story, a lie based on prejudice, intended to stir up discrimination.

It is possible that those people sit at home in the evening now shaking their heads, ashamed, staring vacantly at the TV and muttering, "Wow, we sure were wrong that time." Maybe in order to make up for their error they have organized a new "tolerance" group that passes out flyers in parking lots promoting tolerance for people who are different from themselves. Not just gay and trans people, but also immigrants and refugees, black people and Muslims, the homeless, fair pay for women, clean the Bay and other wholesome and positive things. Maybe those same people, who swore the county would become an attraction for pedophiles and predators who would hide in the womens' bathrooms and showers, have thought about it and realized they were wrong, and now are trying to atone for their previous bigotry by doing good things, being kind and loving and helping others.

They were not just "kinda" wrong, they didn't just misunderstand or make a mistake, they spent a lot of intentional energy on making life harder and more dangerous for transgender people. They spread malicious lies, provable lies. None of what they predicted happened and now I wonder how they feel about that.

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Anonymous More of the same said...

Devin Nunes admits he didn't view the underlying intelligence his memo was based on

The House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes admitted on Friday that he did not view the underlying intelligence on which he based a memo that accuses the FBI and the Justice Department of improperly surveilling Trump associates during the 2016 election.

Hours after the memo came out on Friday, Nunes gave an interview on Fox News during which anchor Bret Baier asked him if he wrote the memo. "Yes," Nunes replied, saying other Republican lawmakers, like House Oversight Committee chair Trey Gowdy, also contributed.

"Did you read the actual FISA applications," Baier asked, referring to the documents that the memo cites in part as evidence of improper conduct by US law-enforcement officials.

"No, I didn't," Nunes said, before adding that Gowdy was part of a designated group that reviewed the intelligence, took notes, and reported it back to committee members.

Nunes defended the release of the memo, saying "I'm sad that we had to get to this point. We should have never been here. It's unfortunate."

He continued: "I didn't want to have to do this, but the sad part is that I have an obligation to the American people when we see FISA abuse," Nunes said referring to the process by which federal officials seek authorization for domestic surveillance.

President Donald Trump declassified the memo and authorized its release on Friday. It came out soon after. Among its several claims, the memo alleges that top US law enforcement agencies improperly surveilled the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who was one subject in the investigation of Russian meddling in the US election.

The memo accuses FBI and DOJ officials involved in the Russia investigation of acting out of bias against Donald Trump. The document has been widely disputed by current and former officials from the FBI and DOJ, and by Democratic lawmakers, who characterize it as an attempt to cast doubt on the federal agencies investigating Russian interference.

http://www.businessinsider.com/devin-nunes-admits-he-didnt-view-memo-intelligence-russia-investigation-2018-2

February 02, 2018 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Bubbles said...

The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.

That's almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017.

Here are the exact figures: The U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $955 billion this fiscal year, according to a documents released Wednesday. It's the highest amount of borrowing in six years, and a big jump from the $519 billion the federal government borrowed last year.

Treasury mainly attributed the increase to the “fiscal outlook.” The Congressional Budget Office was more blunt. In a report this week, the CBO said tax receipts are going to be lower because of the new tax law.

February 03, 2018 6:06 PM  
Blogger David S. Fishback said...

I appreciate that people like to use Jim's blog as a venue to express opinions on the issue of the moment, but I would be more interested in reading comments that respond to the blog-post at hand.
Thank you, Jim, for stepping back and pointing out some of the history of our County and wisely asking what people who stirred up, or acquiesced to, the hate spewed a few years back now think of what has transpired.

February 03, 2018 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with David

Jim wrote this post to distract from all the trouble the Dems are currently in and you guys are ruining it for him

give poor Jim a break...

February 03, 2018 10:44 PM  
Anonymous this is to help TTFers think about something other than the terrible state of their agenda said...

"Bombshell: Hillary Clinton ‘Pedophile Sex Tape’ About to Be Released ?"

you know I read a lot and I never heard about this

it's a big country by somehow Jim finds all the fruits and nuts

maybe they're related

"The county had passed a gender-identity nondiscrimination bill and these people wanted a referendum to relegalize discrimination. They had petitions and stood at shopping centers and churches all around the county, telling people that a Montgomery County gender identity nondiscrimination bill was going to make it legal for predators and pedophiles to lurk in the ladies rooms, molesting our wives and daughters with impunity by claiming to be women and using this new law as a "get out of jail free card.""

well, technically, doesn't the law make that possible?

it did make that legal, right?

"The thing that I want to know is, how do these people feel about the fact that, in the ten years since the bill passed, there has not been one single case of any man going into any ladies room in our county, doing anything prurient, and claiming to be transgender?"

you know it's probably like so many laws passed in the People's Republic of Monkey County, it's not adhered to and not enforced

"What kind of mind latches onto a hateful falsehood like that and leaves the house, day after day, to stand in a parking lot with petitions, frightening strangers with their lurid fantasies?"

day after day?

really, no one did that

"I want to know how those people feel now.

"The Citizens for a Responsible Whatever rallied the masses,"

they did?

I thought you used to say they were only a handful

were you kidding about that?

"whipped up countywide fear that perverted men would dress as women and lurk in ladies rooms if the bill passed,"

I know it's hard for TTF to realize it, because they're anti-woman, but females like having their own bathroom

it makes the feel safe, even if that's irrational

that's women for you

they're just not as smart as the average TTFer

February 03, 2018 11:20 PM  
Anonymous this is to help TTFers think about something other than the terrible state of their agenda said...

"They had tens of thousands of signatures, including thousands of illegal ones that caused the referendum to be thrown out --"

oh those were real people that wanted to express their opinion and right to vote

of course, democracy scares TTF

"they had a lot of people upset. Dozens of churches collected signatures in Jesus' name to allow good Christians to discriminate against our county's transgender citizens."

aren't all gender bathrooms discriminatory?

so what?

"It was a pretty big deal at the time. We were one of the first "bathroom bill" regions,"

it was a big deal to TTF but the world at large was kind of bored

usually covered on page 3 of the Post's Metro section

btw, let's do a poll

how many newspapers do you read a day?

"with shower-nuts stopping random citizens to tell them that men would be walking right into the women's bathroom and claiming to be women while they leered at innocent wives and daughters and grabbed them and who-knows-what-horrible-thing"

remember that horrible Dana Beyer, a county council employee,going out to the petition sites and lobbying the business owners to kick the petitioners out and telling random citizens it was illegal to sign the petitions

twice Dana try to run for office after that and the voters made it real clear what they thought of Dana

"It is possible that those people sit at home in the evening now shaking their heads, ashamed, staring vacantly at the TV and muttering, "Wow, we sure were wrong that time." Maybe in order to make up for their error they have organized a new "tolerance" group that passes out flyers in parking lots promoting tolerance for people who are different from themselves. Not just gay and trans people, but also immigrants and refugees, black people and Muslims, the homeless, fair pay for women, clean the Bay and other wholesome and positive things. Maybe those same people, who swore the county would become an attraction for pedophiles and predators who would hide in the womens' bathrooms and showers, have thought about it and realized they were wrong, and now are trying to atone for their previous bigotry by doing good things, being kind and loving and helping others."

pot legalization can't happen fast enough

TTFers need something to help them mellow out

"They were not just "kinda" wrong, they didn't just misunderstand or make a mistake,"

that's true

they were right

business owners should be free to set their own policies on who can use their rest rooms

"they spent a lot of intentional energy on making life harder and more dangerous for transgender people."

yes, what an unbearable hardship to have to use the bathroom of your gender

"They spread malicious lies, provable lies. None of what they predicted happened and now I wonder how they feel about that."

well, if you are saying a prediction is a lie, then you're lying

February 03, 2018 11:20 PM  
Anonymous who's sorry now? said...

Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, among seemingly dozens of Democrats, not to mention half the mainstream media, had been warning us for days that the release of the memo authored by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would place our national security at grave risk. "Sources and methods" would be revealed.

Now that we have seen the memo, it's clear that was an absolutely bald-faced lie of the most obvious sort. Nothing in it impacts national security in the slightest. There's no mention whatsoever of any "sources and methods."

Unless they were lobotomized, those Democrats and their dependable PR team (aka the media) must have realized they were blatantly lying to the American public. Evidently, they didn't care. How're we now supposed to trust what these people say about anything? Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.

Their latest meme is "cherry picking." The memo was cherry-picked and therefore to be ignored. That's like saying a murderer who has a clean driving record and is a good cook is not a murderer. Whatever else happened, the FBI clearly used a slanderous fictional document to get a FISA ruling to surveil Carter Page without telling the court the document was a pack of lies paid for by the Clinton campaign and written by a creepy spy with old-line Soviet connections. And they did it multiple times.

So what was up here below the surface? It can't just be the "evil party" trying to live up to its nickname, although that certainly happened.

It seems this particular lie was a last line of defense — for now — against a coming potential Armageddon for their party. This memo, bad as it is, is apparently only the first of many, a small percentage of what is to come. And the Democrats know it.

Fear is operative. Maybe panic. An entire weltanschauung is under threat — jobs, friends, self-image, who knows what. If this goes on much longer and much more comes out, some Democrats -—not apparatchik Schiff, needless to say, but others — might have to face reality and say something. A few journalists (not at CNN, but maybe someplace else) might have to report the truth. It happened with Watergate. Republicans turned against Nixon. But, of course, they're "the stupid party."

But speaking of stupid, something else occurred that few are mentioning, but may be of more significance than anything. What were these FISA judges thinking who allowed for the surveillance? They actually read the Steele dossier, one would assume. Were they imbeciles or as biased as McCabe, Strzok and the rest of that seedy FBI cabal? Whether they were told that document came from the Clinton campaign or not, it read like an outtake from the back pages of the National Enquirer — and not one of the good issues (John Edwards, etc.). The dossier was ludicrous on its face, yet the supposedly great legal minds of the FISA court accepted it as what appears to be the most important evidence for the case.

Think about that.

What we need, obviously, is the old word transparency. The public needs to see the full details of what went into the FISA decisions — and we don't need to hear any of that fake palaver about national security. Everybody's security depends on the FISA court working in a one-hundred percent unbiased manner. Otherwise we're living a nightmare.

That court, and its workings, and its personnel should be a key part of any investigation going forward. New rules and regulations have to be put in place.

FINALLY: Looking good in all this is Senator Rand Paul. He warned us about our fragile privacy. Looking especially bad, the American Civil Liberties Union who are defecating on their charter. Looking even worse: Barack Obama. He led the charge to turn the intelligence agencies against the people. Looking lost — Robert Mueller. How will he get half the country to believe anything he says at this point?

February 03, 2018 11:35 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "business owners should be free to set their own policies on who can use their rest rooms".

If you want to run a business you're obligated to follow rules that benefit all citizens and prevent harm to them. You don't want to do that you're free to close your business and do something else.

The fact is a lot of people would be hurt by preventing transpeople from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. And no one is hurt in the slightest by allowing them to do so as history has clearly shown.

There is no valid reason to ban transpeople from the bathrooms they want to use and need to use to be safe.

When it costs society nothing to make a minority's lives better society is morally obligated to do so.

February 04, 2018 1:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Tremendous Costs Of Pollution From Fossil Fuels

In 2010, it is estimated that fine particle pollution from US coal plants resulted in 13,200 deaths, 9,700 hospitalizations, and 20,000 heart attacks. The impacts are particularly severe among the young, the elderly, and those who suffer from respiratory disease. The total health cost was estimated to be more than $100 billion per year. This is just from some of the pollution from coal power plants alone. The deaths, illnesses, and costs from all the pollution from the burning of all fossil fuels is several times higher!

You can thank Trump for killing regulations that limit pollution, prevent illness, save billions, and most importantly of all, save lives. And why does he do this? Because Liberals don't like pollution. Republicans would rather bedevil and frustrate liberals than maintain a livable environment for their children and grandchildren.

February 04, 2018 1:43 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Remember when the unemployment rate was cut in half to 5% under Obama and Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said unemployment was still terrible because allegedly the labour participation rate was so low? Yeah, now suddenly when Trump is president and the unemployment rate is similar to what it was under Obama magically the unchanged labour participation doesn't mean unemployment is terrible, things are fantastic! They're such bullshitters!

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous are just as dishonest as Trump. When Obama was president and the unemployment rate was really good Trump claimed the real unemployment rate was as much as 10 times higher. Now when he's president suddenly that isn't the case even though the unemployment rate is measured the same way by the same people.

The (allegedly horrific) labour participation rate is something Republicans like Wyatt/Regina only talk about when a Democrat is president and the economy is doing well.

Trump and Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous - take the same economic situation and if a Democrat is in power the situation is "terrible! The worst ever!" and if a Republican is in power the situation is "Wonderful! The best its ever been!".

February 04, 2018 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you want to run a business you're obligated to follow rules that benefit all citizens and prevent harm to them. You don't want to do that you're free to close your business and do something else"

no, running a business is a right and not a privilege granted by the government

your any obligation is to your customers and they enforce the obligation by choosing to do business with you or not

the government is not a crutch for people who want to act in a unlikable manner and then expect the government to bail them out by forcing others to do business with them

obviously, people who insist on acting in an unlikable manner would disagree

but they can patch it up by either acting in a likable manner or finding people who think their behavior is likable

it's called life

"The fact is a lot of people would be hurt by preventing transpeople from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with."

rest rooms have been segregated by gender for years

there is no evidence this has harmed anyone

"And no one is hurt in the slightest by allowing them to do so as history has clearly shown."

And no one is hurt in the slightest by using the bathroom assigned to their gender as history has clearly shown

"There is no valid reason to ban transpeople from the bathrooms they want to use and need to use to be safe."

there is no valid reason why this needs to be a blanket policy

simply let an owner of a bathroom decides his own policy for who can use their rest room

"When it costs society nothing to make a minority's lives better society is morally obligated to do so."

only a convinced communist would consider freedom and individual property rights to be nothing

you are a communist, right?

February 04, 2018 4:22 PM  
Anonymous making facts great again!! said...

"When Obama was president and the unemployment rate was really good Trump claimed the real unemployment rate was as much as 10 times higher. Now when he's president suddenly that isn't the case even though the unemployment rate is measured the same way by the same people."

remember when Obama was President and Priya said the unemployment rate was great in spite of the low labor participation rate?

hypocrisy alert!!

the unemployment rate is now lower, over a year into Trump's presidencies, taxes are down, workers are getting bonuses and raises, businesses are coming back to the U.S. and have announced plans to invest trillions

and Nancy Pelosi mopes through the State of the Union message

she knows the future is grim for Dems

February 04, 2018 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Drip drip drip said...

Great GOPiourettes, Gyna.

All to distract from "Special counsel zeros in on cover story for Trump Tower meeting with Russians"

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/special-counsel-zeros-in-on-cover-story-for-trump-tower-meeting-with-russians/

February 04, 2018 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean someone met with Russians at Trump Tower?

wow, you're really on top of things

what, did you find some old newspapers in the nuthouse trash room?

you do know that meeting with Russians remains legal in America, right?

yep, a lot of TTFers don't know this, but we're a constitutional democracy

also, you can receive information from anyone, even Russians, although it doesn't sound like the Russians gave out any

do you remember just last week when Dems were screaming we couldn't release a memo because it contained sources and methods?

they were lying

do you remember just last week when Dems were saying you can't question or over-rule the FBI because that would cause a constitutional crisis?

you should have heard them carry on about the FBI back in the 60s and 70s

the republic survived

yep, a lot of TTFers don't know this, but we're a constitutional democracy

questioning authority is what we DO

and TTFers aren't singing "mister we could use a man like J Edgar Hoover again" anyway

any more questions

February 04, 2018 10:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Shameless Hypocrisy of the Nunes Memo

The Trump administration released the now-infamous Nunes memo on Friday and it just highlights how shamelessly hypocritical he, Nunes and the entire GOP at this point is on the subject of the FBI, the FISA court and the need for safeguards to protect privacy in those proceedings.

I’m sure you know the gist of the memo by now. The argument, at least by implication, goes something like this:

1. During one of at least three times that the FBI and DOJ asked for a wiretap on former Trump adviser Carter Page (which started before he was a Trump adviser), they used some unspecified information from the Steele dossier.

2. The Steele dossier was paid for by the Democrats and Christopher Steele did not want Trump to win the election.

3. The FBI did not mention that bias when they requested the warrant.

4. Therefore, the entire Russia investigation is a sham cooked up by the Democrats to destroy Donald Trump and Robert Mueller and everyone else involved should be put to death for treason. Or something.

All of this, of course, is utter nonsense. The surveillance of Carter Page began before he was a Trump adviser and was spurred by the FBI having caught him on wiretaps speaking to Russian intelligence agents, and seen his name mentioned as being an asset they were developing in the United States. That alone is way, way more than enough probable cause to get such a warrant issued and, since it started long before the Steele dossier ever came to the FBI and before he was a Trump adviser, the accusations of bias are totally irrelevant.

Add to that the fact that in the middle of the campaign, Page traveled to Russia, met with the 2nd highest ranking man in the Russian government and gave a speech against the United States and praising Putin. That was the primary basis for restarting the wiretaps, not the Steele dossier. And nowhere does the memo say what information from that dossier was used or why it might have been inaccurate. If that information was not inaccurate, the accusations of bias become even more irrelevant.

February 05, 2018 1:15 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

But here’s the even more important part, the shameless hypocrisy. As Julian Sanchez correctly notes, the very same people crying crocodile tears about how terribly unfair it was that Page got his communications tapped pursuant to a legal FISA warrant have voted repeatedly in favor of totally warrantless wiretaps in all national security investigations that don’t include Trump advisers.

"Conspicuously, however, many of the representatives who’ve most vocally touted the supposedly explosive contents of the Nunes memo do not appear to believe the systemic abuse of intelligence authorities they’re alleging demands a rethinking of any of those authorities. As national security blogger Marcy Wheeler notes, the same Steve King who thought the Nunes memo documented abuses “worse than Watergate” not only voted to extend section 702 for another 6 years, but voted against an amendment that would have imposed a warrant requirement on queries of the 702 database pertaining to Americans. So did Nunes himself, as well as Reps. Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis.

This should seem incongruous on its face. One need not believe that there are ongoing partisan conspiracies within the FBI and Justice Department to support more stringent civil liberties safeguards on the broad spying authorities the intelligence community has accumulated over the past two decades. But it is very hard to understand how one could believe such a conspiracy exists—indeed, continues to be covered up by sitting officials—yet reject even the idea of pausing to debate such safeguards before renewing precisely the sorts of powers one claims have been abused."

In fact, Nunes co-authored the legislation that expanded FBI powers and reauthorized Section 702 of FISA to allow the DOJ to use it to crack down on political dissent without any judicial review.

So for those scoring at home: Not only are they in favor of totally warrantless wiretaps for everyone else, and not only are they in favor of using national security investigations to shut down political dissent, but they will shame anyone who voted otherwise as clearly anti-American and probably Kenyan Marxist Muslim terrorists too. But they are suddenly overwhelmed with concern over the privacy rights of Carter Page, who was wiretapped due to a completely justified warrant issued by the FISA court. They can’t even pretend to be anything other than shameless hypocrites.

February 05, 2018 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Goose-stepping GOP style said...

Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress

Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs.

“Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Indeed, Jones’ website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled “The ‘Holocaust Racket’” where he calls the genocide carried out by the German Nazi regime and collaborators in other nations “the biggest blackest lie in history.”

Jones, 70, a retired insurance agent who lives in suburban Lyons, has unsuccessfully run for elected offices in the Chicago area and Milwaukee since the 1970s.

He ran for Milwaukee mayor in 1976 and 13th Ward alderman on Chicago’s Southwest Side in 1987.

Since the 1990s to 2016, Jones has jumped in the GOP 3rd Congressional District primary seven times, never even close to becoming a viable contender.

The outcome will be different for Jones in the Illinois primary on March 20, 2018.

To Jones’ own amazement, he is the only one on the Republican ballot.

“And given the fact that I’ve got no opposition in the primary, OK, I win that one (the primary) by default all right,” Jones said during an interview in a coffee shop in Lyons.

That leaves Illinois Republicans saddled with a nominee who is well known for his racist and white supremacist activities...

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-republican-3rd-congressional-district-lipinski-newman/

February 05, 2018 9:23 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The popular vote losing pussy-grabber says Democats not applauding for him at the State of the Uniom address are guilty of treason.

Now there's a glimpse into the mind of a dictator after Hitler's own heart.

February 05, 2018 3:33 PM  
Anonymous The Fart of the Deal said...

Dow Plunges Nearly 1,600 Points In Biggest Intraday Point Drop In History

That's Trump, the biggest drop in history.

February 05, 2018 5:08 PM  
Anonymous and away we go said...

"The popular vote losing pussy-grabber says Democats not applauding for him at the State of the Uniom address are guilty of treason"

poor Dems

someone said they were guilty of treason

you know, kind of like they've been doing to Trump all year

they can dish it out

but they can't take it

"Now there's a glimpse into the mind of a dictator after Hitler's own heart."

words of wisdom from a true horse-crap-eater

if Trump's a dictator, he sure is an incompetent one

the anti-Trump media flourishes

the judiciary has no problem over-ruling him

nor does the legislature follow his lead

large movements resisting him flourish without harassment from his administration

indeed, what dictator would allow the abuse the Trump gets from all sides?

and he must have forgot to arrest them

then, there's Obama who prosecuted journalists for investigative journalism under the espionage act

and jailed Dinesh D'souza for making an anti-Obama movie

and would simply order an illegal executive order whenever the Congress didn't give him his way

oh, and he used the IRS to suppress dissent groups during his re-election campaign

and before his predecessor took over, he used FISA warrants to spy on Trump's campaign and his FBI paid a British spy to pay Kremlin sources for dirt on Trump

but, yeah, I guess the dictator

if you believe that, you probably also think Priya is in the upper half of the Carlinian divide



February 06, 2018 11:09 PM  
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February 06, 2018 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TTF's Trump Thug Troll has been reduced to hurling personal insults, once again.

Meanwhile, in the real world:

Democrats Win Special Election In Missouri District That Went Big For Trump
Democrats have dominated at the ballot box during Trump’s time in office.


Democrats flipped a Missouri state House seat Tuesday, marking the 35th seat that has changed from red to blue since Donald Trump become president.

Mike Revis, 27, defeated his Republican opponent in a special election Tuesday by 3 percentage points.

The 97th District in Jefferson County went for Trump in the presidential election by 28 points. The area is historically Democratic but has recently tilted Republican.

In other words, the district has swung 31 percentage points toward Democrats since Trump won last year.

“Rep.-elect Mike Revis’s victory tonight will undoubtedly send another shockwave through the GOP as we continue to run the best candidates focused on addressing local issues and improving their neighbors’ quality of life,” said Jessica Post, executive director of a group dedicated to electing Democrats at the state level. “The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee continues to be impressed by our dedicated and talented slate of candidates, who have stepped up to run in these precedent-setting special elections.”

Revis is a procurement manager at Anheuser-Busch Inbev. He ran against Republican David Linton, 59, who stressed his opposition to abortion rights and his support for the Second Amendment.

In addition to the 35 state legislative seats Democrats have picked up, they have also flipped the governorship in New Jersey and a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. Republicans, meanwhile, have flipped four state legislative seats from blue to red during Trump’s tenure.

Last month, Democrats also picked up a seat in Wisconsin’s state Senate, where Democrat Patty Schachtner defeated her opponent by 11 percentage points, taking a seat Republicans had held since 2001. The district was solidly red: Trump won by 17 percentage points in 2016, and Republican Mitt Romney won it in 2012. The Republican incumbent state senator won her re-election race in 2016 by 26 points...

February 07, 2018 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"TTF's Trump Thug Troll has been reduced to hurling personal insults, once again."

oh, and TTFers would never do that

the accusations of dictatorship are risibly offensive

you don't have to be a Trump supporter to see that

"Meanwhile, in the real world:

Democrats Win Special Election In Missouri District That Went Big For Trump
Democrats have dominated at the ballot box during Trump’s time in office.

Democrats flipped a Missouri state House seat Tuesday, marking the 35th seat that has changed from red to blue since Donald Trump become president."

that is the real world

yet more evidence that Trump is not a dictator

February 07, 2018 8:42 AM  
Anonymous BOOM! HERE COME DA BOOM! said...

in polls out today, the Economist puts Trump's approval at 45% and Ramussen has him at 48%

and Nancy Pelosi tries to turn the momentum with an eight hour marathon

Progressives are tying themselves in knots to avoid giving President Trump credit for anything positive. Take the economy. It isn’t really booming, they say, but even if it is, President Obama is the man to thank.

The claim doesn’t add up. In 2010 the Obama White House forecast gross domestic product growth would “accelerate in 2011 to 3.8%” and “exceed 4% per year in 2012-2014,” consistent with the 4.3% growth rate in the other 10 recoveries since World War II. That never happened. Actual post-recession growth averaged an anemic 2.1%. And Mr. Obama’s last year in office saw measly 1.5% GDP growth—hardly the springboard to our current expansion.

Former Obama administration economists have circled the wagons in an attempt to explain away their boss’s dismal economic record as a product of structural factors rather than policy. Austan Goolsbee has called Mr. Trump’s growth goals unrealistic. In May Larry Summers declared that accepting the Trump administration’s forecast of 3% GDP growth was like believing “in tooth fairies.”

These claims have made it difficult for progressives to explain the 3% average GDP growth rate during Mr. Trump’s first three full quarters in office. They’ve resorted instead to diminishing the president’s economic record by pointing to 2017’s full-year GDP growth of 2.3%—relatively close to Mr. Obama’s 2.1% post-recession average.

The problem for Mr. Obama’s progressive defenders is that analysts traditionally attribute the first quarter of a new presidency to the previous administration. President Bush, rather than Mr. Obama, got the blame for the negative 5.4% growth during the first quarter of 2009. What was fair then is fair now. The attempt to saddle Mr. Trump with responsibility for the economy’s performance during the first quarter of 2017 is disingenuous.

A bigger problem for progressives is that Mr. Trump’s numbers easily could have been much better. Two hurricanes held GDP growth down in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, businesses were waiting to see if Congress would pass tax reform setting lower tax rates and enabling them immediately to write off 100% of their investments in plant and equipment. I was a CEO for 17 years; I would have waited too. This hampered fourth-quarter growth but should accelerate growth in the first quarter of 2018. The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model is forecasting first-quarter growth of 4%.

The jobs numbers are similarly positive. In 2017 the economy added approximately 2.1 million jobs. Progressives counter that job growth actually slowed from the 2.2 million jobs added in 2016. But job quality also matters. The Obama economy was a “part time” economy that failed to generate the full-time jobs Americans need.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people working full time increased by 2.4 million in 2017, compared with only 1.6 million in 2016. In other words, the overall number of jobs added was lower in 2017, but only because hundreds of thousands of people left part-time for full-time jobs.

Both 2016 and 2017 set some year-end records. In 2016, BLS recorded the highest number of people working part time at year’s end since it began recording the data in 1968. In 2017, it recorded the highest number of people working full time at year’s end since 1968 and the fewest working part-time since 2011.

Regulatory relief and tax reform are bringing more growth and better jobs. It’s a Trump Boom, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the president should “thank Obama.” Perhaps, but only for setting economic bar so low.

February 07, 2018 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can’t expect a political party to be rigorously intellectually honest on any consistent basis. They’re trying to win elections—and to achieve policy results they genuinely believe to be desirable, and rigorous honesty sometimes has to take the back seat. And anyway, their embarrassed members will argue, the other side does it, and you can’t unilaterally disarm.

That said, it strikes me that the Democratic Party has been taken this to a self-harming extreme. For if the voters catch you stretching the truth and exaggerating the other side’s misdeeds, your credibility will suffer. Even when you state plain truths or make reasonable arguments, many people won’t, or will be reluctant to, believe you.

On what issues are Democrats taking such risks?

(1) Their undisguised faith that Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to steal the 2016 election. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think this happened or that it has or will come anywhere close to being proven.

(2) The Republican tax bill was a “scam” that was going to take money away from those with modest incomes. A look at the tax rate schedules in the Republicans’ bill should have told Democrats that this argument wasn’t sustainable, and perhaps they made it in the hope—which didn’t seem too far-fetched at the time—that enough Republicans would waver, the bill would never pass and their characterization, with predictable help from the mainstream media, would stick. But the bill passed, modest and low-income people are getting raises and bonuses, and just about everyone will get a bigger paycheck later this month.

(3) Their claims that the Republicans were responsible for shutting the government down last month over DACA. Democrats knew that DACA was widely popular, but overestimated its importance to voters. It turns out they didn’t want the government shut down to help even deserving illegal immigrants. It’s hard for the party of more government to lose an argument over who caused a government shutdown, but they managed to do it.

(4) Their arguments that release of the Nunes memo would endanger national security, when it was obvious to anyone who read the memo that it wouldn’t. And then there's their ludicrous supporting argument that you should never harm the image of the FBI. Democrats have long been willing to criticize the FBI and other law enforcement agencies when they think it will help them politically, or when they think there has genuine abuse; the first is understandable and the second often commendable. How is this different?

This looks very much like those who live in an anti-Trump cocoon have such utter contempt for their fellow citizens outside that cocoon that they expect them to fall for unsustainable arguments. They have the excuse of knowing that most of the mainstream media will do so, but they seem not to have learned that a very large part of the American electorate no longer has respect for or pays heed to the mainstream media.

Political debate requires understanding how persuasive—or unpersuasive—arguments are and will prove over time. I’m surprised that Democrats aren’t doing a better job at this, and I suspect they’re reducing their credibility with many voters they have been taking for granted.

February 07, 2018 10:23 PM  
Anonymous How deplorable! said...

The Pussy Grabber's Chief of Staff, General John Kelly called multiple wife abuser who is his own Staff Secretary, Rob Porter, a "man of true integrity."

February 08, 2018 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Trump-stink does not wash off said...

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly first found his credibility being challenged in October when he leveraged his standing as a retired four-star Marine Corps general who had lost a son on the battlefield to try to contain a political crisis over President Trump’s calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

His reputation took another hit when he later refused to apologize for falsely attacking a Democratic congresswoman. And another when he called Confederate general Robert E. Lee “honorable” and blamed the Civil War on a lack of compromise. And yet another when early this week he said some immigrants known as “dreamers” were “too lazy to get off their asses.”

Then came the Rob Porter saga.

After the White House staff secretary was accused of domestic violence by both of his ex-wives, Kelly publicly defended Porter as “a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him.” Privately, Kelly reportedly urged him to stay in his job.

Kelly’s actions left his critics — as well as some West Wing subordinates — questioning how much credibility he has left.

“To have a chief of staff defend the integrity of a person who’s been credibly accused of being a wife beater is just stunning . . . and unconscionable,” said Peter Wehner, who has served in the three previous Republican administrations.

February 08, 2018 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Republicans want to turn the entire country into Oklahoma said...

We have in this country an essentially unchanging disagreement about what model of governance will produce the best economic and social results. Democrats advocate what we might call weak social democracy: relatively high taxes (though lower than those of our peer countries), combined with a relatively strong safety net (though again, not as strong as other countries), spending on needs like education and health care, and economic regulation to protect workers, consumers and the environment.

Republicans, on the other hand, advocate low taxes, less social spending and less regulation. Both sides have moral arguments for why their models are better, but they also make practical arguments. They say that their model works, and that when it is implemented, we see positive results.

While the moral argument may not be resolvable, the practical argument can be tested. And right now we’re seeing tests take place all over the country. I want to focus on one such test, in the deep-red state of Oklahoma, and what it says about what Republicans are doing in Washington.

Like many states controlled by Republicans, Oklahoma has for some time been putting the GOP theory into practice: low taxes, little regulation and weak social spending. On the tax front, it has been particularly aggressive, since state law mandates that no tax increase can pass without a three-quarters majority in the state legislature. This has created a one-way ratchet, in which any tax cut is effectively permanent and taxes can only go down.

And has it produced the boundless prosperity Republicans predict? Well, no. In fact, the state is now in a full-blown fiscal crisis. Here’s a summary of the situation from NPR:

'Riding high on the oil boom of the late 2000s, the state followed the Kansas model and slashed taxes. But the promised prosperity never came. In many cases, it was just the opposite.

Around 20 percent of Oklahoma’s schools now hold classes just four days a week. Last year, highway patrol officers were given a mileage limit because the state couldn’t afford to put gas in their tanks. Medicaid provider rates have been cut to the point that rural nursing homes and hospitals are closing, and the prisons are so full that the director of corrections says they’re on the brink of a crisis.'

Just to reiterate: The state has so little money that 1 in 5 schools is open only four days a week. Gov. Mary Fallin and Republicans in the state legislature are debating a plan to increase taxes to try to address some of these problems, including giving a raise to teachers. Which is sorely needed, because Oklahoma pays its teachers less than any other state in the country.

That’s not to mention the other problems the state could be addressing, but isn’t. For instance, like many Republican states, Oklahoma refused to accept the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, and partly as a result it ranks eighth on the list of states with the highest proportion of its population without health insurance.

So if you suddenly became governor of a state somewhere, would you say, “We really need to duplicate what they did in Oklahoma”? Before you answer, consider that Oklahoma ranks 43rd in household income. And if you look at that list, you’ll find that of the top 10 states with the highest income, seven are strong Democratic states, two are states where Democrats and Republicans share power (Virginia and New Hampshire), and only one, Alaska, could be described as a red state. At the other end, nine of the 10 poorest states are Republican-controlled (New Mexico is the exception), where somehow their genius governing model has failed to produce the results they predict...

February 08, 2018 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Republicans want to turn the entire country into Oklahoma said...

...If Oklahoma’s experience sounds familiar, it’s because something similar happened recently in Kansas. Sam Brownback was elected governor in 2010 and promised a grand “experiment” in Republican economics that would turn the state into a paradise of prosperity. Taxes were slashed, particularly for the wealthy, including the elimination of state taxes on “pass-through” income, not dissimilar from a provision in the tax cut Republicans in Congress recently passed (though in the latter case it was a giant deduction, not a complete elimination of the tax).

What was the result? Something resembling a catastrophe. Revenues plummeted, requiring brutal cutbacks in social services. The state’s bond rating got downgraded. The promised growth didn’t materialize — in fact, the state grew at a lower rate than the rest of the country through the recovery of the Obama years. Job growth in the state between the time the tax cuts were enacted and when they were scaled back in 2017 — after saner Republicans in the state revolted against the governor — was less than half of what it was in the rest of the country, and lower than every one of Kansas’s neighbors except one. Want to guess which state had lower job growth even than Kansas? That’s right: Oklahoma.

There are two lessons here. The first is that trickle-down economics just doesn’t work. Giving benefits to the wealthy and corporations doesn’t produce prosperity for all. It just doesn’t. Every time Republicans propose a tax cut, they say that this time will be different, but it never is. And second, people actually value the services government provides — like having schools that stay open five days a week. When you slash revenue so that you can’t afford those things, the public isn’t happy about it.

So is the same thing going to happen to the whole country now that the Kansas/Oklahoma model is being implemented at the federal level? The answer is, it’s complicated. Unlike states, the federal government doesn’t have to balance its budget every year, which means you can slash revenue without having to cut spending to compensate, at least not immediately. Which is exactly what Republicans just did: Because of their tax cut, the deficit in 2019 is projected to exceed a trillion dollars, a level it hasn’t hit since 2012. And we’re approaching a budget agreement that will increase spending, which will limit the damage.

Nevertheless, Republicans are still going to try to implement the spending side of their governing model: They’re trying to make Medicaid harder to get, and they’d like to privatize Medicare and cut back on things such as food stamps. That combines with a deregulatory agenda that will take away workers’ rights, make our air and water dirtier, and pull back on efforts to address climate change.

So on the whole, while Republicans in Washington won’t be able to turn the entire country into Oklahoma overnight, they’re going to give it their best shot. And they’ll keep saying that if we just cut taxes for the wealthy and slash social spending, everything will work out great. No matter how many times they’re proved wrong.

February 08, 2018 5:30 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

U.S. stock market down again today. Trump better tweet another threat to it and tell the stock market its making a "big mistake" by not going up when he tells it to.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Its funny because Trump is stupid, lol.

February 08, 2018 6:52 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

@realdonaldtrump:

"Even on positive news, the stock market is like death and un-American. Un. American. Many people are saying "treasonous." I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not?"

February 08, 2018 7:02 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Republican Hypocrisy:

Repulicans rant and rave about how the deficit is out of control when a Democrat is president and couldn't care less about it when a Republican is president.

In the post Jimmy Carter U.S. the deficit has risen under every Republican president and fallen under every Democratic president.

Obama cut it by 70%, Bill Clinton eliminated it and now that trend is continuing under the popular vote losing pussy grabber with a 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut and a 300 billion spending bill over the next two years that Trump supports.

February 08, 2018 8:01 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous, you should really get out of the stockmarket and put all your savings into Bitcoin, its doing really well, you'll make a killing.

February 09, 2018 12:14 AM  
Anonymous the Dems skidaddle said...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/trump-blocks-release-of-memo-rebutting-republican-claims.html

February 09, 2018 9:37 PM  
Anonymous the dems scurry off said...

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/08/how-the-media-buried-two-huge-fbi-stories-yesterday/

February 09, 2018 10:02 PM  
Anonymous the Dems are scumbumkins said...

Russia Scandal: Bit by bit, piece by piece, the growing scandal of the FBI's spying on the Trump campaign is being revealed for what it is: an effort to weaponize the federal intelligence bureaucracy for use by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Recent revelations point to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a secretive group of supporters and hangers-on both inside and outside of the FBI and Justice Department as having a far deeper personal involvement in the investigation than first thought.

Fears of a politicized and manipulative "deep state" are looking less paranoid by the day.

The involvement of Hillary Clinton campaign aides in both the FBI's and Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's supposed ties to the Trump campaign in 2016 now seems deeper, and more nefarious, than first thought.

The British left-wing newspaper the Guardian reported this week that the FBI has a second Trump dossier, in addition to the one compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

This second dossier allegedly was put together by Cody Shearer, a long-time aide and fixer for both Bill and Hillary Clinton going back to the 1990s.

The Steele dossier, upon which the FBI's investigation appears to have been based, was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. The second dossier, the one allegedly collected by Shearer, likewise was a Clinton team production.

So was the entire Russia election scandal and the ensuing investigation nothing more than a Clinton operation all along? Starting to look that way.

Last month, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina made a criminal referral on Steele to the FBI. A heavily redacted version of that letter was released this week.

The letter refers to "a foreign source who gave information to an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton, who then gave information to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department, who then gave the information to Steele."

It's unclear who the "unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton" was, since the name was redacted.

However, in a subsequent interview with Fox News, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy all but spilled the beans: the "associate" was longtime Hillary aide Sidney Blumenthal.

So Hillary Clinton covered all the bases, having her own long-time associate, Cody Shearer, put together a dossier and at the same time, having Blumenthal and possibly also Shearer feed questionable information to Steele.

The referral letter is important for another reason. It suggests that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was duped by the "apparent deception" of Steele and, of course, Shearer.

Using questionable information, Clinton, Steele, Blumenthal and Shearer were able to get the government to launch an intelligence surveillance operation against her political foe — something that should never happen.

February 09, 2018 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Dems are scumbumpkins said...

The letter says that the "bulk" of the application for surveillance against Carter Page, a fringe adviser to the Trump campaign, came from the Steele dossier. But it was never made clear to the court that the dossier was financed by Hillary Clinton's political campaign.

So Clinton got the FBI's counterintelligence apparatus and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, in essence, to do her political dirty work.

Grassley and Graham tread lightly in their referral on the apparent ineptitude of FISC in assessing the quality of the information that the dossiers provided. It was, the referral letter said, "only minimally corroborated." Even former FBI Director James Comey called it "salacious and unverified."

So, to sell FISC on the idea that the information was widely known, the FBI supplied a Yahoo News piece written by Michael Isikoff that contained many of the same details as the Steele dossier. What they didn't say was that the Isikoff piece was based on information given to him by Steele.

It was an evidentiary echo chamber.

But while Grassley and Graham spared FISC from criticism for its slapdash work, it's clear that the FISC verification of the information was "so inadequate it resembles a concerted effort to conceal information from the (FISA) court."

Questions naturally arise, especially about a number of things that had previously been mysteries:

Was former President Bill Clinton's impromptu meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport in June of 2016 to coordinate strategy on Hillary's email scandal or the Russian investigation — or both?

Most importantly, it now looks as if the FBI's "Russian collusion" case was based almost entirely on information doled out by Hillary Clinton operatives and a foreign spy, Steele, who was paid by Clinton and the Democratic Party and who had openly expressed an intense loathing of Donald Trump.

The big question is just how deeply did Clinton get involved in pushing a politicized investigation whose increasingly clear intent was to take down, first, a major political foe, and, second, a sitting president?

Hillary escaped charges in the email scandal, largely due to favorable handling by the FBI and by prejudicial remarks made by President Obama. Will she be charged with crimes this time if her direct involvement is further corroborated by facts, testimony and emails?

February 09, 2018 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor, sad & sullen TTF

It's now clear what Hillary and Obama did

And TTF was not just "kinda" wrong, they didn't just misunderstand or make a mistake, they spent a lot of intentional energy on making life harder and more dangerous for America. They spread malicious lies, provable lies. None of what they predicted happened and now I wonder how they feel about that.

They know they done wrong


February 10, 2018 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Nuther Jim Beam for Anon said...

Anon... nobody knows what you are talking about. Hillary didn't do anything wrong, and neither did Obama. They were smart people who worked within a complex dynamic world system to keep America strong and preserve peace when posisble. Go to bed, man, it's late.

February 10, 2018 11:35 PM  
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February 11, 2018 10:11 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Fake news. Gone.

JimK

February 11, 2018 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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February 12, 2018 5:56 AM  
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February 12, 2018 5:57 AM  
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February 12, 2018 6:03 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

Wow that is one elaborate conspiracy theory, anon. Go back to 4chan.

JimK

February 12, 2018 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's elaborate. But two things distinguish it from the Russian-Trump conspiracy hoax:

1. the things Trump are accused of are not crimes, the things Hillary did were

2. there are actual facts that back up the "theories" about Hillary, as opposed to the Russian-Trump conspiracy hoax

February 12, 2018 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Captain Obvious said...

"The county had passed a gender-identity nondiscrimination bill and these people wanted a referendum to relegalize discrimination. They had petitions and stood at shopping centers and churches all around the county, telling people that a Montgomery County gender identity nondiscrimination bill was going to make it legal for predators and pedophiles to lurk in the ladies rooms, molesting our wives and daughters with impunity by claiming to be women and using this new law as a "get out of jail free card.""

"""well, technically, doesn't the law make that possible?

it did make that legal, right?"""

No, it didn't. But keep pretending like it did if it makes you feel better.

February 12, 2018 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're a little behind, CO

hate to get all obvious on yo ass

but if a person is to be whatever gender they claim, there is nothing to stop them from using that for despicable motives

not saying that will happen, but if women don't want to worry about it, that's their prerogative

the TTF position is anti-women

February 12, 2018 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Captain is so obviously stupid, obvious is even part of his name

obs-magobs, man

February 12, 2018 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Even Obviouser said...

It has always been legal for a man to go into a ladies restroom. Or for a woman to go into the men's room. It actually is not a problem, obviously.

You might say it is a "possible" problem, but that's ony because you're an idiot.

February 12, 2018 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Captain Obvious said...


"hate to get all obvious on yo ass"

Your unhealthy preocupation with where transsexuals urinate and my ass is...

disturbing.

As for predicting other people's motives, don't waste too much time on that. With any luck, you'll be able to use the many hours you free up to learn better sentence structure and grammar.

"it's a big country by somehow Jim finds all the fruits"
"twice Dana try to run for office after that"
"It was an evidentiary echo chamber."
"oh, and he used the IRS to suppress dissent groups"
"simply let an owner of a bathroom decides his own policy"

Maybe then it won't sound like you're just another angry and jealous "bottom half-er" raging at the "elites" who got passing grades in 6th grade English class.


February 12, 2018 6:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous said "but if a person is to be whatever gender they claim, there is nothing to stop them from using that for despicable motives".

And yet somehow after all these decades of transwomen using the women's bathroom there hasn't been any problems in women's bathrooms.

Don't listen to the transwomen bathroom alarmists, they're failing miserably to make something out of nothing.

February 12, 2018 9:46 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Bigoted women are the minority, and they don't have a right to pick and choose who else gets to use the bathroom with them.

February 12, 2018 9:48 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

Sea level rise is caused by warming of the ocean and melting from glaciers and ice sheets. The research, based on 25 years of satellite data, shows that pace has quickened, mainly from the melting of massive ice sheets. It confirms scientists’ computer simulations and is in line with predictions from the United Nations, which releases regular climate change reports.

“It’s a big deal” because the projected sea level rise is a conservative estimate and it is likely to be higher, said lead author Steve Nerem of the University of Colorado. Outside scientists said even small changes in sea levels can lead to flooding and erosion.

Global sea levels were stable for about 3,000 years until the 20th century when they rose and then accelerated due to global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, said climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute in Germany, who wasn’t part of the study.

Two feet of sea level rise by the end of the century “would have big effects on places like Miami and New Orleans, but I don’t still view that as catastrophic” because those cities can survive — at great expense — that amount of rising seas under normal situations, Nerem said.

But when a storm hits like 2012′s Superstorm Sandy, sea level rise on top of storm surge can lead to record-setting damages, researchers said.

Some scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting last year said Antarctica may be melting faster than predicted by Monday’s study.

Greenland has caused three times more sea level rise than Antarctica so far, but ice melt on the southern continent is responsible for more of the acceleration.

“Antarctica seems less stable than we thought a few years ago,” Rutgers climate scientist Robert Kopp said.

February 12, 2018 9:48 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

So much for Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous's bullshit about the extra weight of melt water lowering the bottom of the ocean and preventing sea level rise.

Obviously the ocean floor isn't sinking, the water is rising at a faster and faster rate.

That's those feedback loops that will cause the rate of global warming to increase

February 12, 2018 9:50 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Wyatt/Regina/Bad Anonymous said...

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February 11, 2018 10:14 PM

Wyatt/Regina/Bad Anonymous said...

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February 12, 2018 5:56 AM

Wyatt/Regina/Bad Anonymous said...

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February 12, 2018 5:57 AM

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February 12, 2018 6:03 AM

Mental illness is not pretty.

Get some help Wyatt/Regina

February 12, 2018 9:57 PM  
Anonymous someone keeps changing their, uh, "mind" said...

"It has always been legal for a man to go into a ladies restroom. Or for a woman to go into the men's room. It actually is not a problem, obviously."

hate to get all obvious on yo ass

but, you're right and I favor keeping it legal

what we don't need is the government setting bathroom policy

that's the gay agenda

pretend the other side is trying to make some law

then send big brother in to force everyone to let demented males use the girls' room

if a business wants to do that, I'm fine with it

some women may not frequent the place but it should be legal for a business to take the gamble

but we don't need your gay fascist state policing all the nations' restrooms

"Your unhealthy preocupation with where transsexuals urinate and my ass is...

disturbing."

I actually wasn't aware you were transsexual

disturbing

"learn better sentence structure and grammar."

I love my own special grammar and the way it drives TTF mad

I can't help it if the 99% is jealous

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February 12, 2018 5:56 AM

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February 12, 2018 5:57 AM

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February 12, 2018 6:03 AM

Mental illness is not pretty."

oh, come on, that's not fair

Jim's have a little trouble dealing with the revelations about Hillary

but it's not full blown mental illness

he'll recover

at least he just deletes the posts of others

unlike you, who routinely makes multiple posts only to immediately delete them as you immediately change your, uh, "mind"

February 12, 2018 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Captain Obvious said...

"I love my own special grammar and the way it drives TTF mad"

We're re not mad, we're glad you're here!

You prove that even though worst stereotypes that people believe about conservatives are far too kind.

You're like Archie Bunker with a brain aneurysm and Tourette syndrome, but entirely bereft of any of the qualities that made Archie grudgingly likable.

In the decade or so since Montgomery County passed the discrimination law including gender identity in their codes for housing, employment, transportation services, the US has endured many self-inflicted wounds like the 2008 Bush economic collapse, and a drug-industry fueled opiod crisis that are costing the US tax payers BILLIONS of dollars.

Conservatives could have played important roles in averting both of these crises, and spared our country both treasure and lives, showing by example how careful stewardship of capitalism can improve the lives of everyone.

Instead, conservatives spent most of the last decade demonizing LGBT people, who they married, where they went to the bathroom, pushing a vast conspiracy theory about Obama's birth certificate, and Benghazi hearing after Benghazi hearing that utterly failed to indict their favorite target: Hillary Clnton.

When you look at it this way, it is really no surprise Republican voters abandoned arguably reasonable (and certainly more qualified) establishment candidates, and in a frustrated fit of nihilism chose Trump instead.

Priorities man; priorities.

February 13, 2018 11:43 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump’s Budget: More Guns, Less Butter

Congress passed a bill authorizing a boost in both defense and domestic spending, but Trump wants to shift that balance much further toward defense spending along with deep cuts to social assistance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid despite promissing not to cut them.

"The White House released a tax and spending plan Monday that would not eliminate the federal budget deficit after 10 years, its first public acknowledgment that large spending increases and the $1.5 trillion tax cut are putting severe pressure on the government’s debt…

The plan would continue to markedly increase military spending and set aside money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It seeks to authorize $4.4 trillion in spending for 2019, up 10 percent from the amount of money the government spent in 2017.

The plan also calls for major cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and other social programs — reductions that conservatives have long sought.

But even with these reductions, which add up to more than $3 trillion in cuts over 10 years, the proposal would not bring the budget into balance because of the lost tax revenue and higher spending on other programs.

The White House projects a large gap between government spending and tax revenue over the next decade, adding at least $7 trillion to the debt over that time. In 2019 and 2020 alone, the government would add a combined $2 trillion in debt under Trump’s plan."

But gee, he was going to not only eliminate the deficit in 8 years, he was going to pay off the entire national debt in that time, which would require an annual surplus of $2.5 trillion. He said it would be easy to do. He said this several times on the campaign trail. No rational person could possibly have believed him, of course. I mocked him for it at the time because it was a promise so ludicrous that the only possible response was pointing and laughing. But he said it, over and over again. Now he’s doing the exact opposite.

February 13, 2018 12:47 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

And the notion that we need to spend more on defense is simply ridiculous. We already spend almost half of all the world’s expenditures on “defense” (read: bombing and invading other countries; it really should be called offense spending). What would it take to make these people feel safe? Home of the brave? How about home of the perpetually afraid and the easily manipulated? We almost instinctively get behind every war because we fall for the marketing campaign for them every time, and those marketing campaigns are always based on an irrational fear. Seriously, before 2003 were you kept up at night by the fear that Saddam Hussein could ever have done any harm to you or this country in your wildest imagination? Or Vietnam? Or Grenada? Or Panama? Yet we fall for it, every damn time.

Trump loves military leaders and generals, perhaps he should listen to Dwight Eisenhower, one of the few five-star generals this country has ever had. On April 16, 1953, shortly after becoming president, he gave a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in which he argued that we must decrease military spending in order to take care of our people instead. “Every gun that is made,” he said, “every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

He continued: “This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”

The cost of a single F-35 fighter jet ranges from $178 million to $337 million, depending on which version you look at (the versions for each branch of the military are different). One plane. And that doesn’t count the more than $400 billion it took to develop it or the costs of flying it, which are higher than for any other plane in history. Trump wants more guns; the country needs more butter.

February 13, 2018 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We're re not mad, we're glad you're here!"

well, it's nice to be appreciated

every time I take a hiatus, Jim and Priya say I won't be missed

"You prove that even though worst stereotypes that people believe about conservatives are far too kind"

oh yeah, the rabid left is so kind to conservatives

I've noticed that

"You're like Archie Bunker with a brain aneurysm and Tourette syndrome, but entirely bereft of any of the qualities that made Archie grudgingly likable."

oh, so you're a boring old fart, huh?

"In the decade or so since Montgomery County passed the discrimination law including gender identity in their codes for housing, employment, transportation services, the US has endured many self-inflicted wounds"

actually, many of our problems stem indirectly from the embrace of the fascist gay agenda

"like the 2008 Bush economic collapse,"

you mean the Barney Frank collapse?

for the first six years of Bush's presidency, the economic was remarkably resilient through crises like 9-11, anthrax, Katrina

it was only when Dems took over Congress in January 2007 that things began to collapse

"and a drug-industry fueled opiod crisis that are costing the US tax payers BILLIONS of dollars."

isn't it just like a TTFer to misspell opioid?

the AIDS crisis screwed up our drug system

"Conservatives could have played important roles in averting both of these crises, and spared our country both treasure and lives, showing by example how careful stewardship of capitalism can improve the lives of everyone.

Instead, conservatives spent most of the last decade demonizing LGBT people, who they married, where they went to the bathroom,"

actually, both of those were concocted by the type of creeps that frequent this page

conservatives simply reacted

"pushing a vast conspiracy theory about Obama's birth certificate,"

liberals spent and spend more time talking about that than conservatives

"and Benghazi hearing after Benghazi hearing that utterly failed to indict their favorite target: Hillary Clnton."

nobody tried to indict her for that, nothing criminal was alleged

the hearing simply examined how despicable her actions in the incident were

posterity has the facts now

"When you look at it this way, it is really no surprise Republican voters abandoned arguably reasonable (and certainly more qualified) establishment candidates, and in a frustrated fit of nihilism chose Trump instead."

yes, and Dem voters actually preferred a octogenarian socialist who never was a Democrat until he ran for President

maybe Jeb should have bought the Republican National Committee and fixed the primaries like Hillary did!!

"Priorities man; priorities."

oh yeah, priorities... like making sure guys can use any girls room they want to

"FEBRUARY 13, 2018 11:43 AM
Blogger Priya Lynn said...
Trump’s Budget: More Guns, Less Butter"

Priya, America's budget is none of your business

right now, the Congress and the intelligence community is investigating hostile foreigners like yourself who try to interfere with our Democratic process

February 13, 2018 8:48 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Good thing Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous makes every sentence a paragraph. That way you can tell at a glance which comments to ignore.

February 13, 2018 11:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

STACK OF BIBLES: Pastor Claims Innocence After Being Found In Car With Naked Man Bound In Ropes

A Homestead-area pastor is being accused of open lewdness and indecent exposure, but he says what police say happened is not what really happened. Officers were sent to the 800 block of Beechland Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a home.

According to a criminal complaint, when the officers arrived on the scene, they could see two men inside the vehicle. Police say one man — identified as 61-year-old George Nelson Gregory, of Munhall — was in the back seat, and the other man was completely naked and bound with nylon rope in the front seat.

The criminal complaint says when officers asked what was going on, Gregory told the officers that they “were just playing” and he and the other man “meet up from time to time to play with each other.” The other man confirmed that what they were doing was consensual. Gregory, however, says none of that is true and “that conversation never happened.” “I have nothing to hide. I did nothing wrong,” Gregory said.

The pastor claims he and his wife have been counseling the “young man with a drug problem” for years, adding, “I won’t deny that he began to take his clothes off and propositioned me, but I will deny, on a stack of Bibles with God as my witness, that I did nothing.” Yup.

February 13, 2018 11:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

CALIFORNIA: Fugitive Pastor Surrenders On Charges He Sexually Assaulted Preteen Girl At Hotel

The Christian Post reports:

A California pastor accused of forcing his way into a hotel room and sexually assaulting one of two young girls under the age of 13 who were visiting from China, says he was just at the “wrong place at the wrong time” after surveillance video showed him lurking around at the hotel prior to the attack. On Sunday morning at about 11:00 a.m., Pastor Douglas Rivera, 40, presented himself at the Covina Police Department with his lawyer, where he was arrested and booked on multiple charges, including sexual assault, indecent exposure and burglary with intent to commit a crime. He posted bail set at $280,000 and was released three hours later.

Police allege that last Wednesday evening, Rivera drove through the parking lot of the Vanllee Hotel and Suites until he saw a lit room with drapes open. He then parked his truck facing the interior of the hotel room the two minors were inside and masturbated as he watched them. Rivera later exited his vehicle and stood outside of the window of the girls’ hotel room and pretended to be on the phone for more than 30 minutes. He then walked through the hotel and forced his way into the room when the minors opened the door thinking it was their chaperone. He assaulted one of the girls then fled in his truck, police say.

After being identified from the hotel’s surveillance video, Rivera evaded capture for several days during which he posted an Instagram clip proclaiming his innocence and begging for prayers.

February 13, 2018 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we see again that Priya is obsessed with finding any Christian who committed a crime

they do, like any other segment of society

but, Priya regularly argues that Christians are the cause of all the world's trouble

whether these two are guilty will be decided by a court of law

meanwhile, Priya is to Christians what Nazis were to Jews

with a few differences: no one pays any attention to Priya and Priya has no followers and no influence of any kind and rarely leaves the nut house

February 14, 2018 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Welcome to Trumplandia said...

Oh look at that, the holier than thou TTF troll is once again stooping to make personal attack against Priya Lynn.

Do they teach you that in church?

How deplorably Trumpian of you.

Evangelicals and religious types who side with the pussy grabbing compulsive liar for political gain will learn Amercans do not support them as more red seats turn blue:

"SARASOTA, Fla. — Democrats continued a streak of special election wins with a victory along the Gulf Coast of Florida on Tuesday, the 36th red-to-blue switch in a state legislative race since the 2016 election.

Democrat Margaret Good triumphed by seven points in the Sarasota-based 72nd District, defeating Republican candidate James Buchanan in an area that backed Donald Trump for president in 2016 by more than four points.

The upset is likely to reverberate through the two major parties as they gear up for the midterm election cycle. Although Republicans have been buoyed in recent weeks by the sense that their tax legislation will be popular among voters, and by new polling showing that Trump’s popularity has ticked up, Tuesday’s outcome offers yet another data point that voter enthusiasm lies with Democrats.

“They’re winning elections in places where they shouldn’t be,” said Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, at a Sunday afternoon rally for the Republican candidate. “We’ve seen them win statehouse seats in Wisconsin. We’ve seen them win big mayor’s races in New Hampshire. Fifty seats have already changed hands, from Republicans to Democrats, since President Trump took office. Make no mistake: The Democrats are unified.”..."

February 14, 2018 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Hannity✔
@seanhannity

Obama's portrait - a stark contrast to predecessors with inappropriate sexual innuendo


David Mack✔
@davidmackau

sean hannity has deleted this tweet about how sexy he finds obama’s portrait
2:41 PM - Feb 13, 2018

Charlie Sykes✔
@SykesCharlie

Can we all agree that Hannity and the "secret sperm" story is the best part of infrastructure week so far? https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/963483300609314816 …
4:42 PM - Feb 13, 2018

Peter Gleich✔
@PeterGleick

To staff for powerful jerks, beware:
Today, EPA's Pruitt blamed his 1st-class air tickets on staff. Hannity blamed his nutjob sperm/sexually innuendo/portrait post on staff. The White House blamed the Porter crisis on staff. “The buck stops here”now only applies to real money.
8:43 PM - Feb 13, 2018

February 14, 2018 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh look at that, the holier than thou TTF troll is once again stooping to make personal attack against Priya Lynn"

not sure what I've said that would fall into the category of "holier than thou", bu if you have something specific, I'd love to consider it

and you think that pointing out that Priya tends to make broad generalizations demonizing a certain group is a personal attack?

OK...

February 14, 2018 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's some facts Jim will want to delete fast before get out:

While the media is filled with stories and theories about Trump’s interactions — or lack thereof — with Russia, not enough attention is being paid to revelations about pro-Hillary Clinton operatives’ use of opposition research that ostensibly came from Russia. With the Democrats unable to govern and lacking much of an affirmative agenda, they want Russia to be the story. Yet with each passing day, more seems to be revealed that not only undercuts the absolute faith Democrats have in the Trump-Russia collusion narrative but also demonstrates just how much they did and how far they were willing to go to establish an improper or embarrassing link between Trump and Russia.

There is no better illustration of this than what we now know went on between Clinton allies Sidney Blumenthal and Jonathan Winer and the author of the infamous dossier, Christopher Steele. We know that Steele was paid with Clinton campaign money and that he was “passionate about [Trump] not being president.” We know that Winer, an old Washington hand and former John Kerry staffer was Steele’s man at the State Department and, incredibly, admitted to distributing more than 100 of Steele’s commercial business documents within senior offices at the State Department. Soon enough, we will know who Steele’s clients were that paid for their views to be disseminated within the Obama administration and what Russian interests were involved. And by the way, it turns out Blumenthal, a long-time specialist in the political dark arts, had his own anti-Trump dossier, authored by political activist Cody Shearer, which he gave to Winer; Winer passed it to Steele, and Steele passed it to the FBI. Presto. Keeping someone between the political operatives and the FBI: That’s how real pros do it in the swamp.

Anyway, you would think this operation would warrant appropriate news coverage and multiple follow-up questions from the mainstream media. But instead, it is mostly crickets. Compare the coverage of the Blumenthal-Steele-Winer troika and their work to influence the FBI and supply anti-Trump campaign dirt to the media with the coverage of a single meeting that took place with a Russian lawyer and Trump campaign personnel. Ask yourself which is most significant: Donald Trump Jr. — the hapless, amateur son of then-candidate Trump — having a one-off, stray meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer who perhaps promised, but did not deliver, compromising information on Clinton, or Winer, Blumenthal and foreign national Steele all playing a role in getting campaign dirt through Steele’s and State Department channels into the hands of the FBI? With all the breathless scrutiny surrounding Trump Jr.’s meeting, one would think there would at least be a modicum of interest in Blumenthal, Winer and Steele.

February 14, 2018 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea that the Democrats were the ones who solicited and utilized Russian-supplied, damning information about Trump instead of Trump using Russian-supplied, damning information about Clinton is something that Trump’s opponents cannot process. So, today, when the Democrats and their allies in the media insist that we need to know what the Russians did to influence the election and interfere in the democratic process, it is fair to ask which Russians are they talking about? Are they talking about the Russians who were solicited by Steele and his Democrat paymasters? What were the Russians’ interests and were any of them paying Steele? (A new story links Steele to Putin ally Oleg Deripaska.) And what about the sources that Shearer solicited for the anti-Trump dossier he gave to Blumenthal? It seems that there were a lot more meetings with Russians and information collected from Russians on behalf of the Clinton campaign than there ever was on behalf of the Trump campaign.

It may be difficult for Democrats to accept this, but their outrage towards the president doesn’t change the fact that neither he nor his campaign colluded with the Russians. And it must be difficult knowing that more evidence or downright admissions keep surfacing pointing to Democrats facilitating Russian influence in the 2016 campaign. Russian fingerprints are all over the work of Blumenthal, Winer and Steele. Exploring their actions must be a priority for the media.

February 14, 2018 12:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump’s Instability Creates a Tasmanian Devil-like Revolving Door

Five people in high-level positions in the Trump administration resigned last week alone, prompting Peter Baker of the New York Times to compare the attrition rate under Trump to previous presidents. Turns out he’s breaking all the records when it comes to senior personnel being fired or resigning. And you know how Trump loves breaking records.

"The doors at the White House have been swinging a lot lately. A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general stepped down. The chief of staff offered to quit. And that was just Friday…

More than a year into his administration, President Trump is presiding over a staff in turmoil, one with a 34 percent turnover rate, higher than any White House in decades. He has struggled to fill openings, unwilling to hire Republicans he considers disloyal and unable to entice Republicans who consider him unstable. Those who do come to work for him often do not last long, burning out from a volatile, sometimes cutthroat environment exacerbated by tweets and subpoenas…

“We have vacancies on top of vacancies,” said Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has studied White House turnover over the last six administrations. “You have initial vacancies, you have people who left in the first year and now you have people who are leaving in the second year.”

According to a report by Ms. Tenpas, Mr. Trump’s 34 percent turnover rate in his first year is more than three times as high as President Barack Obama’s in the same period and twice as high as President Ronald Reagan’s, which until now was the modern record-holder. Of 12 positions deemed most central to the president, only five are still filled by the same person as when Mr. Trump took office.

Mr. Trump is on his second press secretary, his second national security adviser and his third deputy national security adviser. Five different people have been named communications director or served in the job in an acting capacity. The president has parted ways with his chief strategist, health secretary, several deputy chiefs of staff and his original private legal team. He is on his second chief of staff — and some wonder whether a third may be in the offing soon."

And that doesn’t include virtually the entire senior diplomatic corps in the State Department, the entire boards of advisors who have quite en masse in the Interior Department, or been disbanded at the EPA, or the thousands and thousands of positions they haven’t even bothered to fill in the first place more than a year after taking office. Partly this is because of loyalty tests that they demand, but at this point it’s mostly because no one actually wants those jobs after watching how Trump has treated those who already had them.

There’s a tidbit in Michael Wolff’s book about Sean Spicer, who was reluctant to take the job of press secretary when it was offered (he wasn’t Trump’s first choice; the job was actually offered to Tucker Carlson and several others first). He knew that Trump could end up being a major disaster and he asked friends if he took this job, would he ever be able to work again or would it kill his career? After he spent six months being an embarrassment on the job and being Trump’s whipping boy before being shown the door, the answer to that is clear.

Why on earth would anyone take John Kelly’s job? You have a president who is uncontrollable, who makes decisions based on momentary emotional whims, who flips and flops back and forth on virtually everything, who throws people under the bus like he’s getting paid to do it. He’s pretty much the worst person in the world to work for and everyone now knows it, so their chances of finding anyone to take a job in the White House who isn’t just a desperate mediocrity, if not an outright fool, are slim and none.

February 14, 2018 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously Clinton colluded with the Russians. How else could she take her lead in most pre-election poll to such a staggering electoral college loss!!

Check out the winning Trumplandia economy!

America is “winning” so much these days it can sometimes feel like we are spinning around and around the toilet bowl of civilization! U S A! U S A! Big box behemoth and duplicitous self-promoter Walmart is back at it. Last month Walmart announced that they were giving everybody wage increases—because of the proposed Republican tax giveaway. It was bullshit of course, and something they were going to need to do in the hopes of stemming the tide of activism and workers asking for much bigger wage increases. They coupled this “exciting” news by forgetting to publicize that they were also going to be closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, excising more than 10,000 jobs in the process. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports, with its most delicate headline to date, that Walmart will begin a new round of layoffs. The report, titled “Walmart to Trim Store Management Ranks,” is awash with all of the optimism a rising stock price brings to the Journal.

"The retailer this week is eliminating two department manager positions in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online-grocery pickup areas, according to a person familiar with the plans."

For any “deplorables” amongst us, using my second grade addition skills, that is roughly 9,400 jobs in management—usually a position where one is making more than minimum wage—that will be gone. Business Insider reminds everyone exactly how much winning has been going on at Walmart in this brand new 2018.

"The new round of cuts comes one month after the retailer said it was removing 3,500 salaried co-managers and adding 1,700 lower-paid assistant store managers. Walmart also said last month that it was closing 63 Sam's Club stores in a move that would impact roughly 9,400 employees."

Walmart’s spokesperson told the Journal something about how “retail is changing.” The spokesperson is right, and part of what’s changing is that less and less Americans are able to afford the things that are sold in retail spaces—online or in store.

February 14, 2018 2:29 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

And of course another school shooting in the States.

Thoughts and prayers everyone, wouldn't want to take any action when you've got thoughts and prayers.

And its always too soon to talk about gun control.

February 14, 2018 11:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

And remember people, as Paul Ryan said "Prayer works!".

Yes, it works so very well.

February 14, 2018 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Happy Valentine's Day 2018 to the USA from the GOP and their enablers at the NRA said...

Marco Rubio✔
@marcorubio

Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.

4:34 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

Replying to @michele5411 and 2 others
$3,303,355

4:47 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Cory Gardner✔
@SenCoryGardner

I am heartbroken for the students & family of those involved in this horrible tragedy & I'm praying for our first responders as they act swiftly to contain the situation.

4:08 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

$3,879,064 https://twitter.com/SenCoryGardner/status/963882756731293696 …

6:30 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Rob Portman✔
@senrobportman

Heartbreaking news out of Florida. Jane and I send our prayers to the school, the community, and the victims of this tragedy.

4:34 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

$3,061,941.00 from the NRA to make sure Americans buy guns. https://twitter.com/senrobportman/status/963889332984647681 …

6:31 PM - Feb 2018

Bill Cassidy✔
@BillCassidy

Praying for the students, teachers and first responders affected by the tragic shooting in Florida. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

4:58 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

$2,861,047.00 from the NRA to make sure Americans keep buying guns. https://twitter.com/BillCassidy/status/963895217161211904 …

6:33 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Senator Thom Tillis✔
@SenThomTillis

Tragic news out of Florida. Please keep the victims, their families, first responders and the community in your thoughts and prayers.

5:19 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

$4,418,012.00
Four million four hundred eighteen thousand and twelve dollars from the NRA. https://twitter.com/SenThomTillis/status/963900580707098625 …

6:35 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Joni Ernst✔
@SenJoniErnst

Please join me in praying for the students, faculty, and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as their loved ones. Let us also show our gratitude to the courageous first responders.

5:03 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

$3,124,273 from the NRA. https://twitter.com/SenJoniErnst/status/963896476580614145 …

8:08 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Ronna McDaniel✔
@GOPChairwoman

My heart breaks for all the families, teachers, and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Praying for all affected by the tragic shooting in Florida today.

4:24 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

In the 2015-2016 election cycle alone, GOP candidates took $17,385,437 from the NRA. https://twitter.com/GOPChairwoman/status/963891127169572865 …

6?46 PM - Feb 14, 2018

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

Replying to @bessbell
This is NOT counting the $21 million given to President Trump.

6:46 PM - Feb 14, 2018

February 15, 2018 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Bess Kalb continues said...

Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

Replying to @bessbell
God have mercy on your NRA-kept souls:

Richard Burr
$6,986,620

Roy Blunt
$4,551,146

Thom Tillis
$4,418,012

Cory Gardner
$3,879,064

Marco Rubio
$3,303,355

Joni Ernst
$3,124,273

Rob Portman
$3,061,941

Todd Young
$2,896,732

Bill Cassidy
$2,861,047https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html …

4:44 PM - Feb 14, 2018


Bess Kalb✔
@bessbell

Replying to @bessbell
Sorry to be crass but we have the motherfucking receipts, @joniernst @RoyBlunt @SenCoryGardner @marcorubio @senrobportman @SenToddYoung @SenThomTillis @BillCassidy.

5:00 PM - Feb 14, 2018

February 15, 2018 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Well That Makes Sense said...


Why are America's cowards so obsessed with guns? Here's one explanation: Why Guns?



February 15, 2018 1:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Canada House also home to Pride House during 2018 Olympics

Canada House — decked out in maple leafs and serving up poutine — is bursting with extra pride at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

In what is a historic first, Canada House is the official host of Pride House throughout the Games. Launched at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, Pride House was created to be an inclusive and safe space for LGBT athletes, fans and allies from all over the world.

It's the first time a national Olympic committee has directly affiliated itself with Pride House.

"The COC stands behind its commitment of inclusion and diversity in the global sport landscape," says Chris Overholt, the Canadian Olympic Committee's chief executive officer.

Overholt says they understand and recognize that diversity is Canada's greatest strength.

"Inclusion is the very foundation of what makes the heart of Team Canada."

February 15, 2018 1:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Good anonymous said "Why are America's cowards so obsessed with guns? Here's one explanation: Why Guns?

That explains a lot.

February 15, 2018 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Hate on the rise said...

Germany Reports an Increase in Hate Crimes Motivated By Right-Wing Extremism

Despite having supposedly quashed anti-semitism decades ago, Germany has seen an uptick in the number of anti-semitic attacks.

In 2017, police recorded over 1,400 crimes against Jewish people or institutions. Those crimes included 32 violent crimes, 160 cases of property damage and 898 cases of incitement.

Because statewide data has not been finalized, the German government expects these numbers to rise. The data came in response to a government inquiry.

Police found a right-wing motive in 95 percent of the cases. Non-Muslim foreigners committed only 33 of the crimes. German or foreign-born Muslims committed only 25 of the crimes.

Many people would like to associate this increase with the increase of refugees and migrants, but the math does not support this xenophobic theory. A mandate was recently proposed to require migrants to visit a concentration camp in order to reduce anti-semitism, but the numbers clearly show that non-Muslim Germans, not immigrants, perpetuate most of the crimes. The call is coming from inside the house.

Jews are not the only group targeted by hate crimes. In 2016, Germany saw more than 10 attacks per day against migrants. In just the first quarter of 2017, more than 200 anti-Muslim crimes were committed.

“Unlike the racist attacks on refugees, there has been no decline in explicitly anti-Muslim attacks,” Congresswoman Ulla Jelpke told DW. “That suggests that Muslims in Germany have become a particular object of hatred for violent far-right extremists.”

By comparison, there were 97 anti-Christian hate crimes recorded in 2017.

Other forms of hate crimes also show an increase in far-right extremism and bigotry. About 300 homophobic or transphobic crimes were committed in Germany in 2017. In just the first half of 2017 these types of hate crimes were up almost 30 percent from the same time the year before. Authorities believe the actual number and that many of these crimes go unreported due to stigma...

February 15, 2018 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/15/florida-high-school-shooting-suspect-nikolas-cruzs-instagram-profile-shows-him-wearing-maga-hat/23362848/

February 15, 2018 4:46 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump really is appalling in every way.

February 15, 2018 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RICHMOND — A prominent Republican state legislator from southwest Virginia announced his support Thursday for expanding Medicaid, an about-face that could make it easier for other rural conservatives to get on board after four years of steadfast opposition.

Del. Terry G. Kilgore (R-Scott), chairman of the powerful House Commerce and Labor Committee, said his struggling coal-country district would get the “hand up” it desperately needs if more uninsured Virginians were made eligible for the federal-state health-care program.

“For my district, for my part of the state, it’s the right thing to do,” Kilgore said. “At the end of the day, I think you’ll see a lot of folks feeling that way.”

Kilgore’s announcement came a few weeks after House Speaker M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights) began signaling a willingness to expand Medicaid if work requirements could be imposed on able-bodied recipients. Cox’s party nearly lost control of the chamber in the November elections in an anti-Trump wave, with many Democrats running on the issue of health care.

Kilgore is the first House Republican to explicitly call for expansion, doing so in a Roanoke Times op-ed and on a radio program. More were expected to follow, given Cox’s tacit support. House Republicans met in a closed-door session Thursday to discuss Medicaid.

“Del. Terry Kilgore (R) Breaks The Republican Dam On Medicaid Expansion For GOP,” conservative radio host John Fredericks tweeted after Kilgore announced his change of heart on his show.

The fate of expansion remains unclear in the state Senate, where, like the House, Republicans have a two-seat majority.

When the expansion debate began in earnest four years ago, three moderate GOP senators supported it, but the House was dug in against. Now only one of the three, Emmett W. Hanger (Augusta), remains in the Senate. No one else from his side of the aisle has come out for expansion.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/rural-republican-legislator-from-southwest-va-comes-out-for-medicaid-expansion/2018/02/15/f2924950-1276-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html

February 16, 2018 7:48 AM  
Anonymous GOP Mass Shooting Response Translator said...

"This is an unspeakable tragedy." = "This is a tragedy we won't speak about."

"Thoughts and prayers" = "You wouldn't criticize God, would you?"

"Don't politicize this." = "The shooter wasn't a Muslim and/or an immigrant."

"Wait for the facts to come in." = "Please don't Google Tiahrt Amendment"

"This was the act of a disturbed individual." = "Shit, he's a white supremacist isn't he?"

"Now is not the time to talk about guns." = "It's Infrastructure Week (again)!"

February 16, 2018 8:18 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump the asshole mentioned the shooting and talked about addressing mental health but never mentioned guns. The only thing that asshole has ever done about mental health is pass a law that makes it easier for the mentally ill to buy guns.

February 16, 2018 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=t9aKFGVp1wM

Mother of dead 14 year old Stoneman Douglas HS shooting victim calls out Trump for his inaction on gun control and public school safety.

February 16, 2018 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Fake News or Lying President said...

Now that the Department of Justice has handed down those indictments of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 election with "operations [that] included supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ("Trump Campaign") and disparaging Hillary Clinton," let’s revisit some greatest tweets from the occupier of the Oval Office.

Donald J. Trump✔
@realDonaldTrump
The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?
5:46 PM - May 8, 2017

Donald J. Trump✔
@realDonaldTrump
The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?
5:44 AM - Sep 22, 2017


Donald J. Trump✔
@realDonaldTrump
Do you notice the Fake News Mainstream Media never likes covering the great and record setting economic news, but rather talks about anything negative or that can be turned into the negative. The Russian Collusion Hoax is dead, except as it pertains to the Dems. Public gets it!
9:19 AM - Jan 16, 2018

The public sure gets it now that Mueller's closing in.

Have fun escaping to FL on the taxpayer's dime, yet again.

February 16, 2018 4:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trade Deficit Grows More than $50 Billion in Trump’s First Year

Donald Trump loves to take credit for everything good in the economy since he took office, and even before that, but he never manages the bad news. And since he seems to think the trade deficit is the most important economic measure in existence, you’d think the fact that it grew to its highest levels in almost a decade in his first year in office might be worth noting.

The U.S. trade deficit in December and for the full year both rose to the highest levels since 2008, complicating efforts by President Trump to fulfill his vow to reduce the gap.

The deficit in December rose 5.3% to $53.1 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a $52.2 billion gap…

In 2017, the U.S. trade gap leaped 12.1% to a nine-year high of $566 billion.

And it was even worse when you look at the two countries that Trump has singled out for particular demonization when it comes to trade, China and Mexico. $375 billion of that total deficit is with China alone, a new record. The deficit with Mexico also hit a new all-time high. Oh, did I mention that those are the two countries where almost all the products under the Trump brand, including his clothing line, are made? I’m sure that’s a total coincidence.

Seriously, how gullible are Americans? They voted for this guy largely on the basis of his claim that he would bring the factories back home to employ Americans when his own products are made in those countries. Anyone who believed that is too stupid to chew their food without a reminder, much less to cast an informed vote.

February 16, 2018 9:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

White House Lied About Porter Timeline. Film at 11.

Okay, you might want to sit down for this. I wouldn’t want you to be so shocked that you fall over and hit your head on something and get a hematoma or concussion. Trump’s handpicked FBI Director, Christopher Wray, told a Congressional committee that the White House is lying about when they found out about Rob Porter’s spousal abuse.

Oh, he didn’t actually say that, of course. He just blew up their entire timeline and their claim that they fired him as soon as they found out about it by telling the committee that the FBI had finished its investigation of Porter for a security clearance in January and delivered that report to the White House. It included the abuse of his ex-wives, presumably to explain why he wasn’t being approved for a clearance.

"The F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, said on Tuesday that the bureau delivered final results in January of its background investigation into Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned in disgrace amid spousal abuse allegations. But the White House allowed Mr. Porter to continue serving in his post until the accusations surfaced publicly in press reports last week.

In testimony on Capitol Hill, Mr. Wray upended the White House’s timeline of the events that led to Mr. Porter’s departure, contradicting the contention of top officials that his background investigation was “ongoing” at the time of his resignation.

Mr. Wray also told lawmakers that the bureau delivered its first report on Mr. Porter to the White House in March, months earlier than White House officials said they learned of the problems with his background check. Mr. Wray did not disclose the contents of that initial report, but Mr. Porter’s two ex-wives have said they told F.B.I. agents of the abuse in interviews conducted in January 2017."

Wait, this White House lied? Next you’ll be telling me that Wakanda isn’t real and that Trump didn’t see thousands of Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey from his penthouse miles away. Or that he isn’t going to pay off the entire national debt in 8 years. Or that he has his products made in the very countries he demonizes as having taken our jobs. But those things would be crazy. Who would lie like that? I mean, other than anyone and everyone connected to Trump?

February 17, 2018 2:27 PM  
Anonymous feelings, whoa whoa whoa, feelings said...

"And of course another school shooting in the States"

yes, there is too much mental illness among youth in America because of a sick culture that glorifies promiscuity and violent resistance

we could start by banning hostile foreigners (like certain Canadians) from our social media, where they try to meddle in our politics

"Thoughts and prayers everyone, wouldn't want to take any action when you've got thoughts and prayers."

oh, prayers usually lead to action

it's a good place to start

it changes attitudes

"And its always too soon to talk about gun control."

it always will be until there's some evidence that it would save lives

what's interesting is that the same people who want to let gay boys in the girls' room because there is NO EVIDENCE that it will cause attacks

those same people want to ban guns even though there is no evidence it saves lives

hypocrisy alert!!

what seems to save lives is when someone is present who can shoot back

a couple of teachers were killed saving students

just think if they were armed and could have defended themselves

now that we've prayed about it, let's actually protect kids by arming and training teachers how to take down shooters

You know, on this hoax about collusion between Russia and Trump, TTFers were not just "kinda" wrong, they didn't just misunderstand or make a mistake, they spent a lot of intentional energy on trying to overturn the will of the voters and paralyze our country. They spread malicious lies, provable lies. None of what they predicted happened and now I wonder how they feel about that.

February 17, 2018 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Another Wingnut said...

Anon, I'm sorry if you didn't get the memo. We don't call it a "hoax" any more.

Another talking point we have abandoned: "no evidence it saves lives", see Australia.

Please update your notes, comrade.


February 17, 2018 6:45 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Parents Sue to Stop Trans Son from Having Hormone Therapy for Religious Reasons

These parents (and I use that term loosely) are suing to stop their 17-year-old transgender son from getting hormone treatments and therapy, all because they say the process violates their "religious beliefs". They also told their son he should kill himself because he’s “going to hell anyway,” which tells you everything you need to know about why they don’t deserve custody.

The teen’s court-appointed guardian says that his grandparents, and not the parents, deserve custody. Medical experts also testified that the father’s treatment of the boy, refusing to call him by his chosen name and telling him to kill himself, has “triggered suicidal feelings,” CNN reports. Which makes anti-gay christians like this happy because their talk of "love" is a cheap facade for their hate.

According to a transcript of closing arguments, the grandparents said they are prepared to make medical decisions with the child, which may include starting hormone therapy.

“Father testified that any kind of transition at all would go against his core beliefs and allowing the child to transition would be akin to him taking his heart out of his chest and placing it on the table,” according to a transcript of the prosecutor's closing argument.

That’s a ridiculous analogy because it presumes this father has a heart.

In addition to telling their son to kill himself because he’s “going to hell anyway,” something he reported at a crisis chat service, they’re also accused of stopping the child’s mental health counseling. They apparently wanted to send him to a Christian "therapist" instead.

The teen said he was forced to sit in a room and listen to Bible readings for over six hours at a time, according to the complaint.

The judge says she’ll issue a ruling on the case by Friday. But anything less than giving this teenager the support he needs would be downright cruel.

February 17, 2018 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anon, I'm sorry if you didn't get the memo. We don't call it a "hoax" any more."

you apparently don't understand the memo

everyone knew that Russia tries to influence politics around the globe

they've been doing that since the 1930s

what assholes like you have been saying is that the GOP presidential nominee colluded with them

Mueller confirmed that no US citizen was involved

there was never any proof of that and malicious liars like TTF thought it was their duty to the "resistance"to pretend there was

American voters will take that into account in November

"Another talking point we have abandoned: "no evidence it saves lives", see Australia."

we're not abandoning facts

mentally deranged shooters flee when resisted

arming and training teachers will save lives

"Please update your notes, comrade."

freudian slip, alert

your allegiance has been noted

February 17, 2018 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Another Wingnut said...

Greetings, comrade, but I am afraid you are mistaken. There are now more than twenty confirmations that the kompromat "pee tape" exists, and even more confirmation that our Dear Leader is being blackmailed by those who hold it. If journalists have this knowledge, we can be sure the Special Counsel has it.

The Mueller indictments did not name Dear Leader or any of our other other esteemed comrades by name because Mueller is sewing up the case so tight Trump and his mobster ring are going the way of Al Capone. You may crow the glory of vindication but you will crow prematurely, just like how you do a certain other thing. Yes, comrade, we have the tapes.

Prepare to circle the wagons. And remember, take the signal from Comrade Sarah Huckabee Sanders most recent wording, "hoax" is now not to be used.

February 17, 2018 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Greetings, comrade, but I am afraid you are mistaken. There are now more than twenty confirmations that the kompromat "pee tape" exists, and even more confirmation that our Dear Leader is being blackmailed by those who hold it"

oh yeah, so many people have confirmed it

let's see...there's Bill, Hillary, Chelsea, Sidney Blumenthal, the guy and his girlfriend at the FBI, the guys at the Kremlin that Hillary paid, Meryl Streep, Steele, Adam Schiff, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Ashley Judd, Jeb Bush, Rosey O'Donnell, Kim Jong-un, Susan Rice, Jimmy Kimmel

"If journalists have this knowledge, we can be sure the Special Counsel has it."

well, he has it - but gossip and knowledge are rarely the same

"The Mueller indictments did not name Dear Leader or any of our other other esteemed comrades by name because Mueller is sewing up the case so tight Trump and his mobster ring are going the way of Al Capone."

he went out of his way to say NO US citizens wittingly colluded with these Russians

I guess your fantasies help you get through the day but there is no evidence to back them up

"You may crow the glory of vindication but you will crow prematurely,"

I'm not "crowing" about anything

the facts are just plain to see

I'm not deluded like you but that's not saying much

February 17, 2018 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Another Wingnut said...

As the New Yorker put it: "The indictment did not make a judgment as to whether the results of the election were impacted, or whether collusion occurred between the Trump campaign and Russia in any other instances."

I am not judging whether Dear Leader is compromised, I hope he his not as the future of our white race depends on him, but many Russian sources have confirmed that the pee tapes exist and he is being blackmailed.

February 17, 2018 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As the New Yorker put it: "The indictment did not make a judgment as to whether the results of the election were impacted,"

they didn't have to

anyone with half a brain knows that anything a Russian may have said would only be one more cricket chirping in the thunderous summertime forest that is our election

the whole idea is ridiculous

"or whether collusion occurred between the Trump campaign and Russia in any other instances."

oh, but you see, it didn't make a judgement about whether collusion occurred between you and the Russians either

that's the funny thing

lack of evidence could mean anything

which means it means nothing

"I am not judging whether Dear Leader is compromised,"

quoting your last post:

"The Mueller indictments did not name Dear Leader or any of our other other esteemed comrades by name because Mueller is sewing up the case so tight Trump and his mobster ring are going the way of Al Capone."

"I hope he his not as the future of our white race depends on him,"

oh yes, any time a TTFer is called and cannot answer, there's always the race card to play

You know, on this hoax about Trump being a racist, TTFers were not just "kinda" wrong, they didn't just misunderstand or make a mistake, they spent a lot of intentional energy on trying to overturn the will of the voters and paralyze our country. They spread malicious lies, provable lies. None of what they predicted happened and now I wonder how they feel about that.

"but many Russian sources have confirmed that the pee tapes exist and he is being blackmailed."

when you sources are Russia, where everything is a mystery wrapped inside an enigma, you'll spend a lot of time confused

that's the nature of their game

February 18, 2018 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have no idea how many heart attacks occurred in Washington Friday due to Special Counsel Mueller's indictment. And how many political careers will be thrown into the toilet today.

The creatures of the Washington swamp for the past year have invested almost all of their political capital in fanning the story of Trump's criminal conspiracy with Vladimir Putin. They were helped by the echo chamber of well fed courtier journalists and the higher-ups of the American intelligence agencies. They secured the appointment of a special prosecutor, Mueller, to hold Trump accountable.

In other words, Mueller's investigation was the rocket that was to kick Trump out of the White House.

The rocket's blow was stunning – Mueller's investigation fully vindicated Trump. But Russian internet trolls were selected as the scapegoats.

In fairness, it should be noted that there is still a dose of reality in the indictment published by the Department of Justice on Friday. Some of the thirteen Russians who obtained a tourist visa to the United States provided false information about their employment and the purpose of their visit. If this allegation is proven in court, they will be banned from entering the U.S. forever.

However, they lied not only to the American government. They also lied to the Russian government when they promised to influence the formation of public opinion in America. The budget of the disinformation activities of the Russian intelligence is merely ludicrous – several million dollars. For comparison, to seriously affect the election of just one congressman in an uncharted rural district in New Jersey, you need to spend five to ten times more.

Also, Russian internet trolls illegally used the stolen Social Security numbers and the dates of birth of real American citizens to open bank accounts and PayPal accounts and organize political rallies in the United States (both pro and contra Trump). Illegal banking operations are a federal crime.

That's all, folks. Neither Trump nor his staff, as expected, is tarnished. On the election results, the activity of the trolls did not affect much of anything (and how could they affect with the laughable penetration of the entire U.S. political advertising market to the tune of 0.001%?).

The missile, launched by the Obama's Deep State, fell into the Trump White House but did not penetrate.

The criminal consequences for thirteen Russian scapegoats are more or less understandable (although few in America are interested). But politically, the implications for those American politicians who not only became anti-Trumpists, but also burned all the political bridges behind them will be severe. The political opposition is legal in America, but the delegitimization of the legally elected president is not.

Mueller finishes his investigation victoriously, although not at all as he intended. After all, the State Department issued a visa to these Russians under the leadership of Obama. And the FBI under the direction of Obama did not move a finger in this matter, although the organized activity of Russians on the English-speaking internet was known since 2015.

What will Obama's Deep State do if Israel and the United Kingdom officially file charges against one of Obama's lieutenants, Jim Messina, for precisely the same interference (and with the same result) in the democratic elections as what the Russians did?

In term of prognosis, it looks as though the word "impeachment" will disappear from the lexicon of the inhabitants of the Washington swamp from now on. And all of a sudden, they will be able to see through Christopher Steele's "Russian dossier" on Trump. As if nothing had happened, they will begin to speak as a matter of course of the "active measures" disinformation campaign of the KGB or FSB. Nothing sensational – the Russians have been doing this in the West since the mid-1930s.

They have had some successes over the years. But not at this time.

February 18, 2018 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Another Wingnut said...

Comrade, your notes are indeed out of date. We have passed the days when "racism" is a dirty word, banned by political correctness, something shamful hidden behind code-words. No, today we the white race own "all three branches of government" -- country AND Western. We can implement Anglo-American justice as God intended it to be, and hopefully we will soon privatize the entire prison system so that the thugs and rapists and Sharia-loving ragheads will have a place to go if they won't go back where they came from.

Let us march proudly, holding our tiki-torches high as we send the inferior races back to the shithole countries they came from. You know, just this week I saw a news story where an illegal immigrant killed a child while he was driving drunk -- see what I mean? Let us send them back to their shithole countries so we can make America great again, like us.

February 18, 2018 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I realize that the effective end of institutional racism in America means that Dems have lost an issue that floated them for decades

but constantly trying to inflame racial tension is despicable

why don't you go to a shithole country like Russia or North Korea?

basically, go anywhere and stop contaminating America with your divisive rhetoric

February 18, 2018 1:01 AM  

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