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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4240 on: July 15, 2017, 02:03:13 AM »

So, about that “Election Integrity” Commission, yeah, maybe not such a good idea giving them sensitive personal information...

The White House just posted the emails of critics — without censoring sensitive personal information


(duffis 1 and 2) President Donald Trump and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who’s heading the “election integrity” commission.

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The White House just responded to concerns it would release voters’ sensitive personal information by releasing a bunch of voters’ sensitive personal information.

Last month, the White House’s “election integrity” commission sent out requests to every state asking for all voters’ names, party IDs, addresses, and even the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, among other information. The White House then said this information would be made available to the public.

A lot of people did not like the idea, fearing that their personal information could be made public. So some sent emails to the White House, demanding that it rescind the request.

This week, the White House decided to make those emails from concerned citizens public through the commission's new website. But the administration made a big mistake: It didn’t censor any of the personal information — such as names, email addresses, actual addresses, and phone numbers — included in those emails.

In effect, the White House just released the sensitive personal information of a lot of concerned citizens giving feedback to their government. That’s made even worse by the fact that the White House did this when the thing citizens were complaining about was the possibility that their private information would be made public.

As of Friday afternoon, the emails are still uncensored and available on the White House’s website. They include all sorts of feedback, from concerns about privacy to outright insults of the Trump administration. One email just links to an image of the Goatse. (Do not Google this if you value your eyes.)

“DO NOT RELEASE ANY OF MY VOTER DATA, PERIOD,” said one person whose full name and email address were subsequently released in the collection of emails.

But, a fun aside to this story is that number of funny emails people sent off to the commission...

‘My Voter Info Is at Goatse’ and Other Emails to Trump’s Election-Fraud Commission

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The White House yesterday released a batch of public comments sent to its Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the committee established by Donald Trump with the explicit purpose of examining long-debunked claims of voter fraud, and the implicit purpose of disenfranchising large swaths of the American voting population. To further this aim, commission leader Kris Kobach requested detailed data from the voter rolls of every state, most of which rejected the request as baseless and an invasion of people’s privacy.

The majority of public comments released by the White House are unsparing in their criticism of Kobach and his program, though there are a few concerned citizens asking how they can help (and about half a dozen pages that are like the Republican version of Pizzagate). When you can submit a comment via email, it’s pretty easy to write, well, anything. Here are some of the messages that caught our eye.



Beau, thank you for coming clean.

Not sure if these two are being sarcastic.



Ok, so maybe that Election-Fraud Commission wasn't such a great idea...

BTW, you seriously don't want to Google 'goatse'...really you don't!
(I know because, well, of course I did).
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4241 on: July 15, 2017, 02:28:48 AM »

Ok, Trump Supporters (and friends of Putin) probably don't want to watch this video from Pussy Riot...just warning you :~)



Pussy Riot - Make America Great Again
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4242 on: July 15, 2017, 02:36:00 AM »

#NOTFAKENEWS from https://www.rt.com

Judge tosses out jury conviction of protester who laughed at Jeff Sessions



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A DC judge has slammed the government’s case against Desiree Fairooz, 61, who was arrested at Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing after she laughed at a compliment made about Sessions. The judge ordered a new trial.

A jury delivered a guilty verdict against Fairooz in May after prosecutors argued that “laughter is enough” to merit criminal charges of disorderly and disruptive conduct, and that Fairooz’s statements during her arrest in January amounted to “parading, demonstrating, or picketing within the Capitol.”

Chief Judge Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia called the government’s theory about laughter being sufficient for criminal charges “disconcerting.”

Morin tossed out the jury verdict and ordered a new trial, setting a court date for September 1.



“At the time of my arrest, we were seated, the hearing had begun, and Senator Richard Shelby [R-Alabama] was tasked with making compliments about Senator Sessions, and one of them seemed ridiculous to me and I involuntarily laughed,” Fairooz told RT in May.

Her laughter was prompted by Shelby’s assertion that Sessions had a “clear and well-documented” history of “treating all Americans equally under the law.” In 1986, Sessions had been denied a federal justice post because of a history of racially charged remarks.

At the hearing, Fairooz was with the Code Pink protest group, holding up signs critical of Sessions.
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4243 on: July 15, 2017, 02:54:59 AM »

Yeah, sorry Trumpsters, the Jared Kushner stories keep coming...

Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation


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Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation – overseen by Jared Kushner – helped guide Russia’s sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Congressional and Justice Department investigators are focusing on whether Trump’s campaign pointed Russian cyber operatives to certain voting jurisdictions in key states – areas where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives were spotting unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton, according to several people familiar with the parallel inquiries.

Also under scrutiny is the question of whether Trump associates or campaign aides had any role in assisting the Russians in publicly releasing thousands of emails, hacked from the accounts of top Democrats, at turning points in the presidential race, mainly through the London-based transparency web site WikiLeaks.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told McClatchy he wants to know whether Russia’s “fake or damaging news stories” were “coordinated in any way in terms of targeting or in terms of timing or in terms of any other measure … with the (Trump) campaign.”

The rest of the story talks about how unlikely it would be that Russian social media trolls would know how to drill down to the precinct level in the decisive states:

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THERE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT COOPERATION BETWEEN RUSSIA’S ONLINE PROPAGANDA MACHINE AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES WHO WERE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHERE TO TARGET THE DISINFORMATION.
Mike Carpenter, former senior Pentagon official who specialized on Russia matters
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4244 on: July 15, 2017, 01:30:10 PM »


Now the last thing I don’t get is congress.     These guys take an oath to serve the country, not call names, not obstruct each other, not get in front of a camera, not fake it like they care, cause if they did, they’d compromise, walk across the isle pour each other a drink (they do it at night anyway) and start working.

Not take the summer off and do the blame thing.   That’s my biggest gripe.   Live to their promise.

As far as the public if we would stop fighting each other and turn our attention to all of congress, these guys would wake up and get to work, but they don’t have to because most are in districts or states that give them a lock on another term and most people don't vote.

I wonder how the entire pol. system could be made more reasonable, more attentive of facts and less on big-$$ manufacturing facts and access and ... .

When one applies for a job, it's not w/t.v. broadcasts denouncing your competitors, and doing whatever you want; the employer sets the rules, in the main.  Now, how could that be effected in selecting gov. employees?These days, it seems so much w/$$$ --and whom the candidate must kiss behind to so to get the $$$.

It is also dismayingly sad to see the state of the Fourth Estate, where "news" --"fake" or otherwise-- is so much eye-ball catching, entertainment-oriented, lame hype.  And at a greatly heightened frequency, courtesy of hi-tech. 

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4245 on: July 15, 2017, 03:42:09 PM »

(Emphasis mine)

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“Europe’s Afghan crime wave.” The piece is notable not just for its content, but for its author. Cheryl Benard has worked sympathetically with refugees and was a subject-matter expert at the RAND corporation. In other words, this piece isn’t from the anti-Muslim fever swamps but from the heart of the elite national-security establishment.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449526/afghan-refugees-rape-jihad-europe?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=french&utm_content=afghan

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In the aftermath of sexual assaults in Cologne, Stuttgart,  and Hamburg at the end of 2015, my colleague Andrew McCarthy coined the term “rape jihad” to describe the systematic, large-scale, and public attacks on women at the hands of Muslim migrants. It’s a reminder that jihad — even violent jihad — is about more than car bombs, random stabbings, or nightclub shootings. It’s also manifested through a ground-up assault on Western values, taking advantage of Western sympathies, to create fear and confusion. Europe is teaching America a sad lesson. Our compassion must never make us fools.
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they are motivated by a deep and abiding contempt for Western civilization. To them, Europeans are the enemy, and their women are legitimate spoils, as are all the other things one can take from them: housing, money, passports.
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Finally, the Left has to do a bit of hard thinking. It’s fine to be warm, fuzzy and sentimental about strangers arriving on your shores, but let’s also spare some warm, fuzzy and sentimental thoughts for our own values, freedoms and lifestyle. Girls and women should continue to feel safe in public spaces, be able to attend festivals, wear clothing appropriate to the weather and their own liking, travel on trains, go to the park, walk their dogs and live their lives. This is a wonderful Western achievement, and one that is worth defending.

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4246 on: July 15, 2017, 06:41:11 PM »

Just noted this...it seems others at Fox News are getting tired of the Trump & Minions™ refusal to come clean...

Fox’s Shep Smith on Trump Jr. meeting: ‘Mind-boggling’ deception



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Fox News anchor Shep Smith went off on the "mind-boggling deception" in the Trump administration following Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Smith on "Shepard Smith Reporting" urged the Trump administration to "come clean" about all of their ties to Russia, pointing out the repeated "lies" that members of the Trump team have told about who was at the meeting and what they discussed.

Trump Jr. originally denied that he met with any Russian officials, but eventually admitted to the meeting and released an email chain of him setting up the meeting. He revealed that he had been at the meeting with White House adviser Jared Kushner and Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

"If there's nothing there, and that's what they tell us, why all these lies?" Smith said. "The deception is mind-boggling and there are still people out there who think we're making it up. And one day they are going to realize we are not."

Chris Wallace paused for a moment after Smith's speech and added, "I don't know what to say."

‘Why is it lie after lie after lie’: Shep Smith and Chris Wallace on Trump Jr. Russia meeting lies
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So, Fox News isn't "#FAKENEWS" right? I mean Chris Wallace & Shep Smith are actual journalists not news talk show hosts, right? So this is actually getting to the TrumpNation not just the liberals of the #FAKENEWS viewers.
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4247 on: July 15, 2017, 06:57:11 PM »

(Emphasis mine)

Sorry...it's kinda hard to figure out the story and the references...but it doesn't surprise me that refugees that come from a culture of the oppression of women's rights and treating women as property (ala Saudi Arabia) would have a hard time integrating into a liberal European culture...

But I don't think this is a Muslim problem per se, it's something radical Jihadists seem to be trying to use to justify aberrant and deviant behavior according to this article. ISIS: We Thank Allah for Letting Us Rape Non-Muslim Women but this is about radical Jihadists in ISIS not all Muslim immigrants/refugees.

Note, that's an article that is from a near far right wing nut website called Israel, Islam and End Times.

So, what was your point for posting that?
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4248 on: July 15, 2017, 07:21:06 PM »

Wow, it really sucks to be a Republican...

Pew: Most Republicans View Higher Education as Bad for America

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Fifty-eight percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, according to a new Pew Research Center study. This marks a 45 percent increase from last year's study. Comparatively, 72 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents say higher education has a positive impact on the country. Fifty-five percent of the general population was also found to think positively of higher education. The research center surveyed 2,504 adults across the country last month.

READ IT AT PEW RESEARCH CENTER

This kinda tells the story of our partisan divide...



It seems the GOP hates the national news media and higher education. Think about that for a moment and let that sink in...and think about the wing nut Trump put into as Secretary of Education. Also consider the impact on state funded higher education where GOP state government may make it more difficult or expensive to get a college education. From a Bloomberg article: Most Republicans Say Colleges Hurt America

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Donald Moynihan, a professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said he worries that Republican-dominated legislatures could act on their low regard for public colleges and universities by slashing their funding, resulting in tuition increases that would swell levels of student debt already at record levels.

The nation's roughly 7,000 colleges rely on elected officials at all levels of government for assorted subsidies, loans, grants and preferential tax treatment that allow some of them to amass billion-dollar endowments while their students borrow to make ends meet. Republicans control most state legislatures, governorships, both houses of Congress and the White House, though Trump's education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has focused much of her first five months in office on making life easier for the nation's colleges by eliminating "burdensome" rules developed by the Obama administration.

Pew spokeswoman Bridget Johnson said the report's authors couldn't speculate on why Republicans' views had shifted so dramatically in just two years. But Moynihan pointed to a steady diet of headlines making hay of controversies such as protests against campus speakers. "This is a consequence of cultural and political messaging," he said.

So, attack science, attack higher education, attack facts, attack normal...this is right out of Steve Bannon's playbook...ya gonna let him win? I'm not...
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4249 on: July 15, 2017, 07:45:22 PM »

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4250 on: July 15, 2017, 07:52:13 PM »

Calling most American colleges "higher education" is an insult to... education. They are more like Mao Tsedong's re-education camps.

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4251 on: July 15, 2017, 07:56:05 PM »

#NOTFAKENEWS from https://www.rt.com

Glad to see you are colluding with Russians, Jeff :)

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4252 on: July 16, 2017, 01:52:05 AM »

Glad to see you are colluding with Russians, Jeff :)

Хорошо, спасибо.

Я вам отвечу по-горбачевски. Вы знаете, что это будет сложнее, чем простой ответ.

Я правильно написал это заявление?

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4253 on: July 16, 2017, 04:38:18 AM »

Well, not to worry - apparently Theresa May is going to fix Trump's unfair reporting problem:

http://news.sky.com/story/president-donald-trump-urged-theresa-may-to-fix-better-uk-reception-for-him-10950212

Too funny - imagining that a useless lame duck PM who can't even fix her own majority can do anything to alter the perception that Trump is a total douchebag!
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4254 on: July 16, 2017, 06:41:20 AM »

Trump campaign paid lawyer now representing son $50,000 in June
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-son-idUSKBN1A00QZ

QUOTE: July 15, 2017 / 9:58 PM "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's campaign paid $50,000 to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr. a little more than a week before news surfaced of an unreported meeting with a Russian attorney that has prompted new accusations of collusion.

The payment to the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas, dated June 27, was disclosed in a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday. It was described as covering "legal consulting" fees."


QUOTE: July 15, 2017 / 9:58 PM "Separately, the campaign also paid more than $538,000 to Jones Day, the law firm that represented Trump's campaign during the election. The campaign also paid $89,561 for "legal consulting" to The Trump Corporation, which is owned by the president. The payment was dated June 30th. "

QUOTE: July 15, 2017 / 9:58 PM "In the second quarter of 2017, Trump's re-election campaign raised about $8 million and spent $4.4 million, according to Saturday's disclosures.

Much of the money raised from individuals came in the form of "small dollar" donations, classed as donations of less than $250. Trump and his campaign have frequently touted the number of small-dollar donors as proof of his widespread support.

Trump filed for re-election the day after taking office - allowing his campaign to continue to raise and spend money while he is in office. "



I'm sure that many "small dollar" donators are happy to learn that their money is well spent on lawyer's fees, including Trump Organisation's (I didn't know they offered legal services). :(

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4255 on: July 16, 2017, 02:45:36 PM »

Wasn't Jared going to fix the Middle East? We should stop distracting him and let him get on with the job.  ;)

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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4256 on: July 16, 2017, 05:40:36 PM »

Wasn't Jared going to fix the Middle East? We should stop distracting him and let him get on with the job.  ;)

Yeah, well, that didn't work out so well.

WILL TRUMP PULL OUT OF MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS AFTER REPORTS OF ABBAS KUSHNER RIFT?



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A U.S. official denied reports that President Donald Trump was considering pulling out of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians after a rift opened up in the first meeting between Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Saturday that the meeting between Kushner and Abbas had been “tense.” Abbas was allegedly furious when Kushner relayed a set of demands from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a translation of the report by the Jerusalem Post..

Israeli daily Haaretz reported that Palestinian officials were “greatly disappointed” following their Wednesday meeting with Kushner and Jonathan Greenblatt, Trump’s Middle East envoy.

"They sounded like Netanyahu's advisers and not like fair arbiters," a senior Palestinian official told the publication. "They started presenting Netanyahu's issues and then we asked to hear from them clear stances regarding the core issues of the conflict."

According to the report, Kushner and Greenblatt criticized Abbas for failing to condemn a terrorist attack in Jerusalem last week that left one dead, and for refusing to meet Trump’s appointee as U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, over his support for the settlement program.

A Palestinian official told Al-Hayat that Kushner will now report back to Trump, who will decide whether there are grounds for continuing talks.

Apparently Kushner may have been put in the back seat while the US ambassador to Israel steps in...

US ambassador to join meeting with Palestinian negotiators

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In policy change, David Friedman reportedly to accompany envoy Greenblatt to Jerusalem talks on restarting peace process

US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process Jason Greenblatt was scheduled Tuesday to meet with Palestinian negotiators, and in an unusual development, US Ambassador David Friedman will also attend.

The meeting was to be held in Jerusalem and is aimed at negotiating a restart of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. US Consul General in Jerusalem Donald Blome, who is in charge of ties with the Palestinians, will also reportedly be at the talks.

Friedman, as envoy to Israel, is responsible for ties with the Jewish state and his presence at the table marks a change in US diplomacy said to have been ordered by Trump himself.

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to Haaretz that Friedman will be at the meeting and noted that Trump has made it clear he wants the ambassador to be a key member of the US negotiating team, along with Trump’s son-in-law and special adviser Jared Kushner.

Meanwhile Jared & Ivanka are kinda laying low...from Variety:

Sun Valley: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Keep Low Profile During Talks on Political Divisions, Mid-East Peace (EXCLUSIVE)

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, who are fleeing a wave of negative headlines currently enveloping the White House, are the oddball star attraction at Allen & Co.’s annual media and technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. But the members of the First Family are trying to maintain a low profile among the moguls and billionaires.



The couple arrived at the mountain resort on Wednesday evening. The week-long conference unfolds at the Sun Valley Lodge, a bucolic retreat, adorned with pools, tennis courts, and rolling hills. Kushner and Trump had dinner at the hotel’s ice rink, where they mingled with such high profile guests as CBS chief Leslie Moonves, according to attendees.

The annual conference draws a number of big names from Hollywood and Silicon Valley — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes, ICM Partners’ Chris Silbermann, and producer Brian Grazer are among the guests. While Kushner and Trump have been attending conference sessions, the news cycle has been dominated by stories related to a Kremlin-connected lawyer’s offers to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The scandal, and the release of emails from Donald Trump Jr. providing proof of the exchange, is raising questions about the role that Russia played in the recent presidential election.

Nice place to go hide out in huh?

I guess the Donald is facing the reality that the Middle East, kinda like Healthcare in the US is very, very difficult. After all, wasn't it Trump himself that said thought being president “would be easier”? Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life



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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.

President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House.

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4257 on: July 16, 2017, 09:57:08 PM »

Not really sure what you are implying here.  Every administration have had a plethora of so called "experts" that "will" fix the middle east and nothing has happened yet.  So it's not like he could do any worse. 

In all seriousness though, the Middle East will never be fixed unless we, the USA, stop providing all help to Israel until they end their apartheid governance of the Palestinians.  I don't see any political will strong enough in this country for that to happen though; not even Obama had the grit to vote against Israel last fall.

Sorry, I was being cute. My comment was based on a statement that Trump made during a public talk, press conference or something, I'm not sure where it was. But John Oliver showed the short clip on his rant about Jared having too many jobs. Trump said something like, 'I'm sending Jared to the middle east. If Jared can't fix the middle east, then nobody can' (that's not an exact quote). If you're curious to see the clip, best bet is to watch Oliver's rant.
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4258 on: July 16, 2017, 10:13:09 PM »

So, this is getting creepy when Sun Tzu's Art of War is being quoted relating to the whole #FAKENEWS open warfare from the White House...

‘Fake News Industrial Complex’: Dr. Seb Gorka Defines the Enemy ‘Opposition Party’ Media



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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, has taken the next major step in the war against the legacy, establishment media: He has now defined the enemy.
President Trump and White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon—who along with Gorka is a former Breitbart News official—earlier this year identified the media class as the “opposition party.”

That happened in late January, just after the inauguration. Bannon infamously teased the media alongside White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as reporters lined an area of the White House at one point, saying there’s “the opposition party, all lined up.”

Trump then, in mid-February, further drew a line in the sand against the media, noting that their continued publication of fake news makes them an “enemy of the American people.”

CNN and others like the New York Times and MSNBC and so many more continue to publish demonstrably fake news without correction, apology, or consequences—unless they come under serious pressure as CNN was forced to have three of its editorial staff resign over the very fake news scandal engulfing the network. But since the media continues to refuse to act appropriately, now President Trump’s and the American people’s battle against fake news is hitting a new level.

Gorka, in a series of television appearances this weekend, has come forward with a terminology to define the enemy in this war: The “Fake News Industrial Complex.” Defining the enemy—knowing the enemy—is critical to winning in war.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle,” Sun Tzu wrote in the Art of War, per a translation Lionel Giles published by MIT.

Having a clear definition of the terminology and structure of the fake news world—the “Fake News Industrial Complex” does that—makes it easier for Trump to win the ever-looming war with the media. Sources close to the president tell Breitbart News that a “filthy, bloody war looms” with the fake news media—something the media will lose when confronted directly, head-on, for the first time it has ever been challenged.

I find him creepy...he's a smart guy and very well spoken...just like what you would expect Satan to sound like. I wonder if his tongue is split? And he has fans, lots of rabid fans...well, ok, primarily one fan, Trump!

Trump's favorite new TV defender: Sebastian Gorka



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In the more establishment-aligned parts of the White House, Sebastian Gorka is a figure of ridicule, with some staff believing he's an embarrassment when he represents the administration on TV.

But to Trump's nationalist base, and the one person who matters inside the White House, he's become a rock star in recent days. Gorka's stock has soared as President Trump has watched him on various cable channels fighting with the hosts and accusing them of being part of the "fake news industrial complex."

Before Trump left for Paris yesterday evening, he was asking West Wing staff, "Did you see Gorka? So great, I mean really, truly great." Trump loved, in particular, when Gorka told CNN morning host Alisyn Camerota that more people are interested in cartoons than CNN, and that the network's ratings are lower than "Nick at Nite."

Highlights from recent Gorka hits on cable news:

To MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle: "Would you like to talk about Mosul or continue talking about the nothing burger story? ... The Hillary Clinton campaign collects dirt on Bernie Sanders. Is that unusual?"

To CNN's Anderson Cooper: "I'm sad to see CNN fall to this ... I know you want salacious and sensational coverage for your ratings so your corporate sponsors and owners will have more money, but that's not media, that's not reportage. It's just fake news."

To CNN's Alisyn Camerota: "The amount of time you spend in desperation on a topic that has plummeted you to 13th place in viewership ranking across America — more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN today."

Gorka's favorite line: "Fake news industrial complex," which he said on Twitter was coined by Andy Surabian, a Bannon aide.

He's really fast on his feet and likes to slide his daggers in between your ribs with that cheshire cat grin on his face. And he apparently impresses Trump...well, at least at the moment. As we know, Trump's ratings can come and go and people's ratings can come and go like the tide.

But this guy is dangerous...which is I think why Trump & his Minions™ love Sebastian Gorka (for the moment)!
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Re: Trump II
« Reply #4259 on: July 17, 2017, 12:02:48 AM »

This is pretty self explanatory...



6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care (POLL)

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Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

Just 36 percent of Americans polled in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, itself a low. The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975.

See PDF with full results here.
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