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Trump retaliates against Scarborough criticism

Postby Marie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 pm

Scarborough criticizes Trump this morning for retweeting British alt-right anti-Muslim videos & other transgressions. Trump retaliates by calling for an investigation into 16-year-old event while Joe was still a congressman. (Which event, let's be clear, was quickly swept under the rug leaving myriad questions. But still.)

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... h&src=typd

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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More hatred that Trump has encouraged

Postby Marie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:34 am

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Omarosa drama at the WH

Postby Marie » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:44 am

This screams for an opera to be written around it. The mad scene all by itself would be worth he time and effort.

African American coloraturas, get ready.

Omarosa throws tantrum, has to be escorted from White House after chief of staff Kelly fires her
NY Daily news
12/13/2017

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.3695668

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Omarosa drama at the WH

Postby Marie » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:49 am

LOL, she actually got bye Felicia'd by Robin Roberts. :grin:

Roberts made the comment Thursday morning on ABC's Good Morning America when talking about Manigault Newman leaving her White House role.

"She says she has a story to tell, and I'm sure she will be selling that story," Roberts said. "Bye Felicia."

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/36497 ... -civil-war

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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The loneliest child in the world

Postby Marie » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:53 pm

Looks like he's thinking,

Dad, why don't you like me?
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Good thing he has Melania.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Bannon dumps on Trump WH

Postby Marie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:51 am

In new book by Michael Wolff, Steve Bannon exposes the inner workings of Trump White House.

Trump doesn't take it kindly.

*Article in the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... ailyNewsTw

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*PS: about ^ that word, which has gained so much traction with the alt-right.....
So now that a word previously only used for pornography or in 4chan has achieved mainstream political significance, it’s time to ask the question: Why has the word “cuck” resonated with so many angry white men?
https://www.gq.com/story/why-angry-whit ... ople-cucks

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Bannon dumps on Trump WH

Postby Marie » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:59 pm

Marie wrote:In new book by Michael Wolff, Steve Bannon exposes the inner workings of Trump White House.

Trump doesn't take it kindly.

*Article in the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... ailyNewsTw


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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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s**t storm

Postby Marie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:54 am

The Daily News comes through again!

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As does The New Yorker:

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Incidentally, on the subject of Haiti becoming a shit hole, it had a lot of help -- from Europe and the US. Check out this excellent Twitter thread's brief tour of -- what else? (this is getting to be an old story) -- the island's historic and ongoing exploitation by non-Haitians:

https://twitter.com/KatzOnEarth/status/ ... 9658870785

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: Bannon dumps on Trump WH

Postby Marie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:48 am

Marie wrote:
Marie wrote:In new book by Michael Wolff, Steve Bannon exposes the inner workings of Trump White House.

Trump doesn't take it kindly.

*Article in the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... ailyNewsTw


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“I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things." - Trump, on Morning Joe in March 2016.

"I'm no psycho. I have a good mind." - Howard Unruh, considered the first US mass murderer, after his capture in 1949. He'd lived quietly as a recluse until the morning he walked out of his house and shot 13 people at random in 12 minutes.

Gotta watch these guys.

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: s**t storm

Postby Marie » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:49 am

Trump exposed as the emperor with no clothes
By Joe Lapointe
The New York Observer
1/12/2018

LAURA INGRAHAM of Fox News Channel made a fool of herself again this week when she tried to trash the actor Robert De Niro by showing a clip of De Niro making a speech that mentioned amateur President Donald Trump.

“It’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,’” De Niro said. “The guy is a (bleeping) fool.”

Back on screen came Ingraham and her mocking tone of voice. “I think he meant that the emperor has ‘no clothes,’ not ‘new clothes,’” Ingraham said. “If someone doesn’t write his lines, he just blows them.”

Ingraham’s Wednesday night statement showed ignorance on two levels. The obvious one: De Niro certainly read from a script. He held it in his hand. Ingraham’s viewers could see it. So De Niro’s lines were scripted, possibly by him. Someone should have put that in Ingraham’s script.

Secondly, De Niro referred to a famous 19th century story by Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor’s New Clothes. It’s a tale of delusion, hubris, vanity, pretense and complicity -- the sort of stuff that’s rolled into Washington like a mudslide in the first tacky year of the tawdry Trump era. Some of the characters in Anderson’s fable might remind you of the Trump sycophants who surround and stroke the ego of the foul-mouthed, 71-year-old, blowzy, reptilian, orange-faced, yellow-haired demagogue who said in a discussion of immigration on Thursday in the Oval Office that countries like El Salvador and Haiti with brown and black people are “shithole countries.”

Trump said he’d prefer immigrants from Norway. Yes, Norway or the highway.

Andersen, by the way, was Danish. And with a middle name like Christian, The Church Lady should like him. In Andersen’s story, two huckster tailors convince a vain and fashion-conscious Emperor that they will make him a beautiful suit of clothes of fine fabric and design to wear for a parade. They say they will make it with invisible cloth that can be seen only by people of high character and intelligence who are fit for their roles and not fools.

The emperor likes the idea and pays well for the suit. All his courtiers “see” the tailors make it with invisible fabric. They love it. And the Emperor does, too, and he “wears” it to the parade.

Even though everyone knows he wears no clothes, the spectators pretend that his clothes are beautiful -- except for one of Andersen’s characters viewing the procession. “But the Emperor has nothing at all on!” a little child chimes in. Eventually, the word spreads and the audience acknowledges that the Emperor is walking around, indeed, unclothed.

“The Emperor was upset, for he knew that the people were right,” the story goes. “However, he thought the procession must go on now!”

It’s a wonder Ingraham didn’t run across this story at Dartmouth or during her law-talkin’ days with Clarence (Porno Flix) Thomas. He likes stories of men without clothing. (See “Hill, Anita.”)

Someone should tell poor Ingraham that De Niro was making a comparison, you see, Laura, between the emperor’s new clothes and Trump’s embarrassing incompetence. Instead of marching unclothed at a parade, Trump is exposing his seamy morals and unfitness for his job with bursts of ignorance, confusion and utter bigotry. Everyone around Trump knows he is not quite in his right mind, but most of them are pretending everything is just swell.

The self-deluded courtiers around the Emperor are people like Fox “opinion hosts” Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who work when the audience is large. They probably know better. They probably know they may someday have to do some serious explaining to the suckers who voted this vain grifter into the White House.

You wonder who will be the first of Fox’s prime time opinion hosts to crack and turn on Trump. Since he restated early this week that he might consider some sort of legal status for the DACA Dreamers, Ingraham and Carlson have been frowning and scowling because immigrant-bashing is a staple of Fox prime time.

Trump’s racism Thursday brought one apologist to Trump’s defense and the continuation of normal race-baiting on Fox. In the 8 p.m. hour, Carlson said, “President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with: That an awful lot of the immigrants come to this country from other places that aren’t very nice. These places are dangerous. They’re dirty. They’re corrupt and they’re poor.” (No, Brother Tucker. He called them “shitholes.”)

In the 9 p.m. hour, Hannity minimized this crude belch from his hero, “Mis-tah Trump.” Hannity didn’t mention it until the 26th minute and asked one guest, “Was the president just inarticulate?”

Finally, Ingraham rounded out prime time at 10 p.m. by burying the “Shithole” lead in the middle of the show, after a bunch of commercials. She never said the word and the screen headline said “S***hole.” Then Ingraham showed mug shots of dark-skinned men in orange prison jump suits. She read their Hispanic names and spoke of their crimes. When a guest tried to counter her racism, she ended the segment by screeching “You’re wrong!” and rudely cut him off.

One more note on Ingraham’s De Niro bit from the night before. After goofing up the title of the emperor story, Ingraham spoke of flying once in an airplane with De Niro and watching him “knock back” shots of Jack Daniels at 1 p.m. Such flattering anecdotes make one wonder if there are any cute and funny Laura Ingraham drinking stories out there. You know, those back-in-the-day sort of anecdotes about alcohol and youth that people in the media share in bars from time to time. Watch this space...

http://observer.com/2018/01/laura-ingra ... o-clothes/

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Trump releases biased GOP 'memo'

Postby Marie » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 pm

Trump, GOP attack on institutions continues.

On Groundhog Day, no less.

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And let's not forget Joseph McCarthy.

Why does the Republican party hate America?

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Trump copter scalp reveal

Postby Marie » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm

Talk about 'unmasking' -- why doesn't Nunes tell Trump how bad this looks, next WH midnight run. [-(



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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Food boxes: newest Trump punish-the-poor idea

Postby Marie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes
Politico

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The proposal, buried in the White House’s fiscal 2019 budget, would replace about half of the money most families receive via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, with what the Department of Agriculture is calling “America’s Harvest Box.” That package would be made up of "100 percent U.S. grown and produced food" and would include items like shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, canned fruits and meats, and cereal. . .

[T]he Trump administration’s proposal doesn’t include fresh items, like produce or meat . . .

The idea that USDA would provide millions of low-income people packages of food on a national scale has not been floated by conservative think tanks, promoted by industry, or sought by previous administrations. USDA spokesman Tim Murtaugh said the concept was developed internally at USDA. OMB Dir. Mick Mulvaney on Monday credited Agriculture Secy Sonny Perdue for it during a briefing at the White House. . .

Read complete article: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/ ... ion-343245

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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There's no plan! - WaPo editorial

Postby Marie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:50 pm

There’s no plan!
By Jennifer Rubin
washingtonpost.com
3/26/2018
https://www.facebook.com/JenniferRubinBlogger

THE MEDIA, politicians on both sides of the aisle, and foreign leaders have sustained the pretense for the first 16 months of President Trump’s tenure that he is rational. Out of a sense of self-preservation and a desire not to panic billions of people around the globe, they’ve all played along, pretending that there is a method to his contradictory statements, his personnel shuffles and his tweets. They’ve acted as if he understands the content of the speeches he reads off a teleprompter and knows what’s in the bills he signs. They’ve maintained the fiction that he has a working knowledge of history and economics, that he has a grasp of the Constitution, and that he remembers or cares to remember what he said a day or an hour ago.

It’s time to fess up. The weight of the evidence is that these soothing tales we tell ourselves and one another do not reflect what is really going on.

The New York Times reports,“Aides said there was no grand strategy to the president’s actions, and that he got up each morning this week not knowing what he would do.” This week? How about “every week”?

He doesn’t play chess of any dimension nor is he cleverly distracting us from one calamity with another. He acts out because he lacks the knowledge, discipline, perspective and decency to behave otherwise. Yes,we’d rather be led by any of the teenage speakers on the March for Our Lives stage — who know what they don’t know and have a good grasp of civics — than the current Oval Office inhabitant. Goodness knows the teenagers are more respectful and concerned about their fellow citizens than Trump is.

Trump’s opinion on a matter at any given time seems to be derived from Fox Pretend News hosts and his “gut” — which has led him to two divorces, extramarital affairs, a dozen or so failed businesses, multiple bankruptcies and a series of policy and personnel debacles. He is informed by nothing more than his own narcissism, racist beliefs and reality-TV existence. He is either so desperate or so out of touch with reality that he thinks what his presidency needs is more Trump. He is not going to bother paying attention to those with more knowledge, more sense and more experience than himself; instead, he’ll be guided by flame-throwers on cable TV. The Post’s Dan Balz reports:

All of it adds up to a president cutting the cord, freeing himself from the constraints that were built up around him. He will run the White House as he wishes. He will populate his inner circle as he sees fit. He will act like a loyal Republican when he sees his own self-interest involved but will walk away from congressional Republicans when that serves his interests and his politics. He hasn’t managed to drain the swamp — far from it. But he will continue to take actions that signal to his supporters he’s still determined to do so.

Except he really doesn’t deliver what he keeps saying he will. He signed a bill that funded Planned Parenthood but not the wall. He agreed to spend gobs of money Democrats wanted on domestic programs. He did not slash foreign aid. He did not “defund” sanctuary cities nor did he curb legal immigration. (“The bill allows the administration to nearly double the number of H-2B visas available for companies to hire temporary foreign workers this year to 129,547.”) But then again, it’s very possible he had no idea all that was in the bill he signed. After all, he thinks he has effectively repealed Obamacare by eliminating the individual mandate.

Even his steel and aluminum tariffs are largely for show; the administration exempted from the tariffs most of the top exporting countries. He probably isn’t all that certain — or doesn’t care what the tariffs actually do. Harsh? No, he still thinks the trade deficit means we are “losing money” and NATO countries pay into some giant NATO piggy bank to fund their defense.

Trump is doing plenty — but not in fulfillment of his promises to his base (sorry, a tax cut for corporations doesn’t count), nor in service of any ideology. He lumbers about tearing down democratic norms (which he likely does not know are norms, or does not care), throwing allies into confusion and panic, jolting the markets and perhaps bringing us closer to nuclear confrontation with not one, but two rogue states. There is no plan; there never was. There are no guardrails; most of the guardians have been fired.

That’s not a comforting picture, but perhaps it’s better to come to grips with the reality that we have an irrational man at the helm and a Congress afraid to do anything about it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ri ... b8f00ae4bd

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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Re: President Trump

Postby Marie » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:29 am

I missed this on Good Friday. Holy cow Mike Luckovich is bold!!! :shock:

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You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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