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Chiroptera
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Message 31 of 186 (839481)
09-08-2018 9:54 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by Faith
09-07-2018 10:13 PM


Broadcast media...ugh!
True, I usually don't go out of my way to watch any news source these days....

Me, I haven't really watch or listened to any news broadcast in years.

This has to do less with content itself and more that I usually find it frustratingly empty of any depth.

Plus, I'm much better and comprehending and retaining information from print sources than broadcast sources.


We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. -- John McCain

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Message 32 of 186 (839520)
09-09-2018 2:48 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by Tanypteryx
09-07-2018 7:34 PM


Re: Twitter Bans Alex Jones
Have you noticed how many of the "best, wonderful, special people" appointed by Trump that have quit or been fired? More than any other administration in history. Trump is really terrible at judging character and almost everyone he has appointed is incompetent and corrupt.

Or worse, a smidgen more ethical than Trump allows for his minions.

Edited by Chiroptera, : Added more to the quote to provide better context.


We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. -- John McCain

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Faith
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Message 33 of 186 (839821)
09-16-2018 5:45 PM


Kavanaugh Protestors Paid
Since I'm forbidden to post on the Trump Presidency thread this is where I have to post my answer to the challenge there to provide evidence that the protestors at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing were paid. This seems to be the main evidence: three doctors who witnessed it while standing in line for the hearing:

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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jar
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Message 34 of 186 (839847)
09-17-2018 6:31 AM
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09-16-2018 5:45 PM


Re: Kavanaugh Protestors Paid
Not even close to evidence.

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Faith
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Message 35 of 186 (839856)
09-17-2018 8:09 AM
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09-17-2018 6:31 AM


Re: Kavanaugh Protestors Paid
I know you are capable of insisting on such a bizarre claim against all reason, so all I can do is hope is that some rational person who disagrees with me politically will come along and set you straight.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 36 of 186 (839857)
09-17-2018 8:16 AM


Percy's tip for President was being interviewed on Fox News last week. Thankfully, Fox presented the coverage in a Fair and Balanced™ way, unlike the liberal Fake News™ outlets:


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Faith
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Message 37 of 186 (839859)
09-17-2018 8:24 AM
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09-17-2018 8:16 AM


...deleted... (Never mind, I'm just being irritable.

He is sort of creepy though.)

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Faith
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Message 38 of 186 (839963)
09-20-2018 1:03 AM


Dems: Vote early and OFTEN
How cute, but unfortunately more than cute, they actually do this stuff:
Headline, Dem Leader Tells Crowd: “vote Early and Often – Whatever You Can Get Away With”

Took twenty-nine seconds to say it:

Edited by Admin, : Make into a normal sized YouTube video.


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Message 39 of 186 (839968)
09-20-2018 1:08 PM
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09-20-2018 1:03 AM


Re: Dems: Vote early and OFTEN
Faith writes:

... they actually do this stuff....


Newsman: "Mr. Mayor, why is it that your opponent in the election says such terrible things about you, while you only say what a good job he's done on the city council?"

Mayor: "Maybe we are both lying."


And our geese will blot out the sun.

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nwr
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Message 40 of 186 (839982)
09-20-2018 8:21 PM
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09-20-2018 1:03 AM


Re: Dems: Vote early and OFTEN
You are taking it too seriously.

This seems to have been from the Chicago area. And "vote early, vote often" is a common joke around here. I think it dates from the time that Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago, and the Republicans used to make charges of vote rigging.

That said, I do vote early and vote often. I vote early -- shortly after polls open. And I vote often -- at every election and primary.

In the 2008 election, I voted twice for congressman. But one of those votes was for him to fill the remainder of the term left by retiring Hastert. And the other of those votes was for the new congressional session starting in January.


Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Faith
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Message 41 of 186 (842830)
11-08-2018 6:44 PM


Did the intern accost Acosta or did he accost her?
Of course it is mostly the usual going on over at the Trump Bashing thread, on which I am not allowed to post, but Percy's post on the Acosta incident at the press conference with his heavily leftist spin on it is too one-sided to ignore. There is nothing that isn't partisan politics these days though so no big surprise.

Here's Percy in Message 2583

Jim Acosta, CNN's White House correspondent, has been barred from the White House after yesterday's presidential press conference where the aggressively tried to ask two questions, refusing to yield the microphone to an intern after the first. Almost every reporter asked two questions. Trump verbally attacked Acosta for trying to ask his questions, as he did to several other reporters. See the 2nd video in Message 2580 for the attack on Acosta and NBC's Peter Alexander. See the 1st video starting at time 19:25 and watch for maybe 15 minutes to see Trump attack not just Acosta and Alexander, but also several other reporters.

CNN will have to give Jim Acosta a new assignment, and assign someone new to the White House.

No, Percy, Trump was the one attacked by the journalists, his reaction was correct. Acosta was being an activist and not a journalist, he was not asking questions, he was accusing the President of the usual PC perfidies, he was forcing his own definitions on the situation but when Trump did the right thing and ended his indefensble behavior it's Trump who gets the criticism, not the disruptor. When will this reign of Leftist media tyranny end, when the whole nation has gone up in flames?

The opinion on the right is against Acosta as a rude brat, and I think it's interesting that while as far as I've seen all the liberal-leftist opinion is in defense of the brat, the right is all against him, some immediately suggesting that he should be permanently banned from the White House. Why the partisan divide on a kerfuffle in the press conference where the "journalist" should have been escorted away forthwith? (NOBODY would have talked to Obama the say this guy talked to Trump, or some of the other "journalists" there either for that matter, and if anyone had he'd have been gone gone gone and nobody would have mentioned it again.)

There's even been a big flap about whether Acosta physically pushed the intern who tried to get the mike from him, people poring over slow- motion video to determine the question. That has become the reason for ousting him but it shouldn't be in my opinion, his rude behavior should have been reason enough.

Here's a video of Lou Dobbs with "Diamond and Silk" on the subject:

There's also one with Hannity interviewing Sarah Huckabee. If I find it soon I'll post it here.

Then there are the usual right wing publications, Drudge Report, Front Page Mag, Newsmax, Townhall, Breitbart, Alex Jones and others I'm forgetting.

Funny huh? Trump is right, the media are hostile, they are partisan Leftists, they've abandoned all claim to objectivity and even civility. How long is this going to go on?

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He who surrenders the first page of his Bible surrenders all. --John William Burgon, Inspiration and Interpretation, Sermon II.

2Cr 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God...

Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism

If fascism comes to America it will be in the form of liberalism -Ronald Reagan


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Tanypteryx
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Message 42 of 186 (842832)
11-08-2018 7:12 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by Faith
11-08-2018 6:44 PM


Re: Did the intern accost Acosta or did he accost her?
Acosta was being an activist and not a journalist, he was not asking questions, he was accusing the President of the usual PC perfidies, he was forcing his own definitions on the situation but when Trump did the right thing and ended his indefensble behavior it's Trump who gets the criticism, not the disruptor.

So what was it Acosta actually asked/said?

Faith writes:

(NOBODY would have talked to Obama the say this guy talked to Trump, or some of the other "journalists" there either for that matter, and if anyone had he'd have been gone gone gone and nobody would have mentioned it again.)

And Obama never talked about the press the way we see Trump talk to and about the press every time he speaks in public. Obama did not even talk that way about the right-wing ant-Obama propaganda machine.

It is the most important task of the press to ask politicians questions so the public know what they are up to.

Trump acts guilty.

Trump acts like he's special and above the law. He works for us. He does not own the Whitehouse or any other part of the government.

If Trump was innocent and had nothing to hide he would not act guilty and evasive, every fucking time he speaks, even when the purpose he was supposed to be speaking was about something else entirely.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Faith
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Message 43 of 186 (842833)
11-08-2018 7:21 PM


Midterm overall
Oh and by the way the Midterm elections WERE a win for the Republicans, certainly no Blue Wave there, not a big win, not the hoped-for sweep of the House as well as the Senate but overall a win. They lost seats in the House but only half as many as Obama did at Midterm, and something like that for Clinton too. It was, as someone on the Trump Bashing Thread said, a pretty average loss of the House for this election. (Michael Savage said that if it weren't for all the votes by all the illegal aliens even that much of a loss wouldn't have happened. Which is of course why the Leftists attack Trump for protecting the nation from an invasion too: the more illegal aliens the more Leftist voters.)

And the gain in the Senate is actually WAY better than the norm at Midterm, and it is really good news for future SCOTUS appointments in Trump's term.


    
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Message 44 of 186 (842835)
11-08-2018 7:30 PM
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11-08-2018 6:44 PM


Re: Did the intern accost Acosta or did he accost her?
There's even been a big flap about whether Acosta physically pushed the intern who tried to get the mike from him, people poring over slow- motion video to determine the question. That has become the reason for ousting him but it shouldn't be in my opinion, his rude behavior should have been reason enough.

White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta

quote:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern.

The edited video looks authentic: Acosta appeared to swiftly chop down on the arm of an aide as he held onto a microphone while questioning President Trump. But in the original video, Acosta’s arm appears to move only as a response to a tussle for the microphone. His statement, “Pardon me, ma’am,” is not included in the video Sanders shared.


quote:
Critics said that video — which sped up the movement of Acosta’s arms in a way that dramatically changed the journalist’s response — was deceptively edited to score political points. That edited video was first shared by Paul Joseph Watson, known for his conspiracy-theory videos on the far-right website Infowars.

quote:
Side-by-side comparisons support claims from fact-checkers and experts such as Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, who argued that crucial parts of the video appear to have been altered so as to distort the action.

A frame-by-frame breakdown by Storyful, a social-media intelligence firm that verifies media content, found that the edited video included repeated frames that did not appear in the original footage. The repeated frames were shown only at the moment of contact and made Acosta’s arm movement look more exaggerated, said Shane Raymond, a journalist at Storyful.



What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Faith
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Message 45 of 186 (842838)
11-08-2018 7:42 PM
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11-08-2018 7:12 PM


Re: Did the intern accost Acosta or did he accost her?
So what was it Acosta actually asked/said?

Oh yeah I meant to post that. It's hard on a public computer to get everything coordinated.

He basically told Trump he shouldn't have called the "caravan" an invasion, preferring nicey nice euphemisms for people who have threatened to overrun our borders, and that he was "demonizing" these "migrants." Leftist spin on a Left-organized assault on Trump, the US, etc. He put a question mark after it but it was no question. There were two parts to this question so he really had all ready asked two when he wanted to continue the assault by insinuating that Trump must fear indictmens from further probes into Russion collusion now that the House has the numbers to do it. Trump even answered that after telling the quy to sit down and yield the mike. He fears nothing, the whole thing is a hoax and has been from the beginning.

(NOBODY would have talked to Obama the say this guy talked to Trump, or some of the other "journalists" there either for that matter, and if anyone had he'd have been gone gone gone and nobody would have mentioned it again.)

And Obama never talked about the press the way we see Trump talk to and about the press every time he speaks in public. Obama did not even talk that way about the right-wing ant-Obama propaganda machine.

OK so we're going to do the chicken-or-egg do-si-do here. Obama had no reason to talk about the press that way since they fawned over everything he said and overlooked whatever gaffes he made and just loved him to pieces. And he had no reason to mention the right wing since they are so effectively marginalized you actually have to LOOK to find their opinions, whereas the Left pokes you in the eye as soon as you turn on the computer or the TV. Trump has been under unprecedented Leftist fake-news assault by the media since before he took office. I applaud the man's ability to stand up to it. I thought he handled the press conference very well, considering the hostile press he always has to deal with.

It is the most important task of the press to ask politicians questions so the public know what they are up to.

In this case that is a hollow excuse for near-criminal partisanship.

Trump acts guilty.

YOu are hallucinating. The man makes some silly and lamentable mistakes but he's pretty honest and straightforward.

Trump acts like he's special and above the law. He works for us.

More hallucinations. He's doing his best to stay on top of the constant barrage of lies and hate the Left throws at him, and to my mind doing a creditable enough job of a really difficult assignment.

He does not own the Whitehouse or any other part of the government.

He's actually trying to work for you ingrates too but he's really devoted to those who wanted the policies he is promoting. He's working for us and we're pretty happy with his efforts.

If Trump was innocent and had nothing to hide he would not act guilty and evasive, every fucking time he speaks, even when the purpose he was supposed to be speaking was about something else entirely.

Oh nonsense, he's for stuff you're against and that is feeding your suspiciousness beyond all reason.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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