Sunday, July 31, 2016

I f*cked Ailes for Nothing. A FOX reporter says she has to work with no special favors from Ailes.

A Fox News reporter is lamenting the resignation of the news channel’s CEO because she believes his exit means she won’t benefit from previously providing him with sexual favors.
On-air personality Valerie Thiel expressed disappointment upon learning her boss and intermittent sexual partner, longtime Fox News chief Roger Ailes, had resigned effective immediately on Thursday, less than one month after former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment.
The 32-year-old finance correspondent said her chagrin stems from the realization she won’t receive the special treatment and accelerated advancement promised to her by Ailes in exchange for indulging the rotund, 76-year-old pervert’s inappropriate sexual advances.
“It was supposed to be quid pro quo. And I gave him some good quid. Lots of hot, steamy, pulse-racing quid that he’ll never forget. Sadly, he was forced out before I could get my quo,” Thiel bemoaned. “I guess I fucked Roger Ailes for nothing now that he’s gone.”
“I have no doubt Roger tried dipping his pen in their company wells. He’s a shameless, fat, disgusting, horny, wrinkled sack of shit,” Thiel stated. “I can totally understand if they didn’t want to see — much less touch — his tiny, shriveled penis beneath his pasty, distended gut. But why’d they have to ruin his deal with girls like me?”

Mother of slain Muslim Hero speaks to Trump

Ghazala Khan scolded Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday during an interview with ABC News.
Khan is the mother of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in Baghdad in 2004. She stood silently at her husband’s side last week as he blasted Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Her husband, Khizr, said Trump demonized Muslims but had “sacrificed nothing and no one” for his country.
Trump responded by insisting he had “made a lot of sacrifices” because he works “very, very hard.”
But Ghazala shot down that assertion during the Sunday interview.
“I don’t think he knows the meaning of [the word] sacrifice, because when I was standing there all America felt my pain without saying a single word.” she said. “Everybody felt that pain. I don’t know how he missed that… Please Mr. Trump. Feel that pain and you will be better.”
Khan said she was upset to learn that Trump had criticized her for not talking during her husband’s speech. She said she was in too much pain to speak out.
“I think my faith, Islam, has given us strength. All the men and women are equal in God’s eyes,” she added.

Making Magnesium Water - Milk of Magnesium and Seltzer Wate

People need Magnesium in their diet and this is an easy way to get it.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Rules: Hillary must run at the notorious HRC. Bill Maher (Very Good)

HBO Real Time host Bill Maher, who supports Hillary Clinton for President and despises her opponent Donald Trump, took time during his show this week to offer her some advice on how to take the twenty-five years of Republican lies about her and use them to her advantage. During a hilarious segment, he sarcastically made the case for why Hillary should play into the negative stereotypes by transforming herself into the “Notorious HRC” so she can scare the crap out of them.
“Since half the country will believe an evil cartoon version of Hillary Clinton no matter what she says or does, she has to embrace it,” Maher quipped. “I just don’t get how Trump has been able to convince so many people that even though he’s a lying cheating conniving scumbag, that’s why we should vote for him, because he’s going to use all that on our enemies.”
“If America thinks it can only be safe right now with a vindictive power hungry sociopath, that could be good for Hillary because that’s what Republicans keep saying she is,” he went on. “When Donald Trump gets mad at somebody, he sends out a mean-girl tweet in the middle of the night. That’s cute, here’s me killing Bin Laden.” Watch the Bill Maher clip

A woman is taken to court with NO PANTS ON - The Judge is very apologetic

Jail spokesman Steve Durham told reporters that leaving prisoners pantsless when they’re arrested in various states of decency is standard procedure for Metro Corrections’ officers.
“This is pretty standard that when individuals are arrested, they remain in the clothing that they’ve been arrested in. Especially for the first 72 hours.”
Jail officials also insist the defendant had “athletic shorts” on underneath the long T-shirt.
But Dwayne Clark, the Metro Corrections deputy director who brought clothing for the defendant, disagrees. He told Wolf that “dressed like she was,” the corrections officers should have given their prisoner a jumpsuit.


Even before the judge realized the defendant had no pants Judge Amber Wolf had major issues with this case. As she looked over the notes, she frowned and declared that she found the proposed sentence too harsh for the crime.
“I’m not accepting this sentence, it’s ridiculous.”
The defendant had been arrested and thrown in jail for three days (with no pants) for the minor crime of failing to complete a diversion program after pleading guilty to shoplifting. Once. She has no other arrests or charges on her record.
A disgusted Judge Amber Wolf sentenced the defendant to a $100 fine which required no payment due to “time served.” Since the woman had to return to her jail cell until her imminent release, Wolf insisted that she first receive appropriate clothing.
When the defendant changed into her newly-arrived yellow jumpsuit and returned to the courtroom, Wolf offered a formal apology.
“Again, I want to extend my deepest apologies for the way you’ve been treated in our jail. It is not normal. this is not normal.”
But the defendant begged to differ. She told the judge that “other girls” in the jail had “similar clothes to what I had on.”

FOX: Roger Ailes: Job qualifications: F*ck him or give him a Bl*w job whenever and wherever he wanted.

He pulled it off for many years.

The latest reporting on Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment is so stunning and filled with such lurid sexual particulars that it would be easy to lose sight of its more important but less prurient details: that a number of top-level Fox executives at the very least aided and abetted keeping a disturbed employee on the payroll merely because she was a “friend of Roger.”
In his must-read article, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman spoke with a woman named Laurie Luhn and corroborated her story of 20+ years of sexual harassment by Ailes. Unlike most of the other women who have come forward about Ailes’ sexual advances, Sherman noted, Luhn acceded to them.
The details are certainly salacious and sure to cause Ailes much embarrassment:
Luhn put on the black garter and stockings she said Ailes had instructed her to buy; he called it her uniform. Ailes sat on a couch. “Go over there. Dance for me,” she recalled him saying. She hesitated. “Laurie, if you’re gonna be my girl, my eyes and ears, if you are going to be someone I can depend on in Washington, my spy, come on, dance for me,” he said, according to her account. When she started dancing, Ailes got out a video camera. Luhn didn’t want to be filmed, she said, but Ailes was insistent: “I am gonna need you to do better than that.”
When she had finished dancing, Ailes told her to get down on her knees in front of him, she said, and put his hands on her temples. As she recalled, he began speaking to her slowly and authoritatively, as if he were some kind of Svengali: “Tell me you will do what I tell you to do, when I tell you to do it. At any time, at any place when I call. No matter where I call you, no matter where you are. Do you understand? You will follow orders. If I tell you to put on your uniform, what are you gonna do, Laurie? WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO, LAURIE?” Then, she recalled, his voice dropped to a whisper: “What are you, Laurie? Are you Roger’s whore? Are you Roger’s spy? Come over here.” Ailes asked her to perform oral sex, she said.

10 Things a person should do in their life time. (I like this list)

10)  Harvest your own food
9)  Stand up to a bully

8)  Travel without a destination or time frame
7)  Work in civil/public service

Trump is trying to back out of debates with Hillary. The Trump coward is afraid of Mrs Clinton.


Trump is vile! Trump responds about the Muslim Dad who lost his brave son in the war on terror.

On ABC this morning, Trump responded to Khan’s speech. I don’t know what I expected from Trump. Maybe he would show some gentleness. Maybe he would show some empathy. Maybe he would refuse to comment. Maybe he would attack Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership. All of those responses would have been fine.
Trump’s actual response, though, wasn’t fine.
"If you look at his wife, she was standing there," he said, on national television. "She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me."
This wasn’t a slip of the tongue. In an interview with Maureen Dowd, Trump took the same tack. "I’d like to hear his wife say something," he said.
Let’s be very clear about what Trump is doing here: as ABC wrote, he’s suggesting "Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim." This is bullshit. It is flatly, verifiably, false. But that’s almost beside the point.
Trump listened to a speech by the bereaved father of a fallen Muslim soldier and used it to slander the fallen soldier’s family. That was his response. That is his character.

The Bavarian (German) Shooter was a right wing Aryan Nation believer - Anti Muslim but that is not reported.

While the Bavarian police tried to tamp down on the uncorroborated chatter and baseless reports, right-wing politicians did their best to exploit the scenario, inciting hatred and fear against Muslims, migrants and refugees.
Once the dust of Munich cleared, the media settled on describing the massacre as a “classic shooting rampage,” and not an act of terror. The reason was simple: the shooter was not motivated by Islamist religious extremism, but by the same fanaticism as those who attempted to seize the moment to incite against Muslims.
The date of the shooting, July 22, appeared to have been deliberately chosen. Exactly five years to this date, in 2011, the right-wing extremist and self-styled “counter-jihadist” Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people at a youth camp in Norway. Sonboly selected the date to honor Breivik, his personal hero. According to the Bavarian investigators, Sonboly was gripped with an obsessive hatred of Turks and Arabs. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's leading dailies, reported that Sonboly also admired Adolf Hitler and considered it an “honor" to share a birthday with the F├╝hrer. It has also been revealed that Sonboly supported the Alternative for Germany (AfD), the country’s leading right-wing party.
The first videos of the shooting that appeared on social media hinted at Sonboly's racist ideology. In one, his hatred of Turks was audible. Among Sonboly’s nine victims were seven with Muslim backgrounds.
Sonboly's racist ideology was deeply connected with a fascist, racial supremacist ideology spawned in Central Asia. Sonboly considered himself as an “Aryan” and was proud of his supposed heritage, especially because of his Iranian and German background. The narrative of Aryans being a “master race” (“Herrenrasse”) is not just widespread in Europe or the United States, but also in parts of Central Asian countries. When Persia changed its name to Iran (“Land of the Aryans”) in 1935, Afghanistan and Tajikistan protested against it. Like Iran, both countries still consider themselves the cradle of the Aryan people. From a scientific perspective, while the historical Aryans lived 3000-4000 year ago in several parts of Asia, they had little connection to those who popularized the racist Aryanist ideology in the 20th century.

Re[presentative Democracy - GOOD BYE!! The Billionaires are paying to gain total control

Are We Witnessing the Death of Representative Democracy?

Billionaires now sponsor presidential candidates (or run for president themselves) the way Renaissance popes and princes once patronized artists.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

227 Hillary Clinton Fact Checks - much better than Trump fact checks.

We've fact-checked 227 statements by Hillary Clinton so far, more than any other figure appearing on the Truth-O-Meter other than President Barack Obama.
We first looked at a statement by Clinton in 2007, during her first campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. The claim: "Corporate profits are up, CEO pay is up, but average wages of Americans are flat." The rating: True.
Our fact-checks followed her through that campaign, her time as secretary of state and her return to presidential politics.
We've fact-checked Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 227 times. See her statements, as of July 27, 2016, by rating below. (Photo/AP)
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What question would you ask Trump? Colbert talks off camera but a cell phone caught the answer - Funny

You need to follow the link and watch the video.

The Stephen Colbert we love was in rare form Wednesday night when he was asked by an audience member what one question he would ask Donald Trump. Let’s just say it’s good he wasn’t on air at the time.
“My question is, if you had Donald Trump on your show tonight, what would you ask him?” the woman who identified herself as a college student asked Wednesday, hours after the Republican presidential nominee encouraged Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Source: Raw Story
If you recall, Trump has a rather cozy relationship with the Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin. After an apparent Russian hack on the Democratic National Committee’s email server, Trump, who has exchanged praise with Putin in the past, encouraged Russia to hack some more.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference here in an apparent reference to Mrs. Clinton’s deleted emails. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Source: New York Times
Colbert is brilliant. He could have said that he’d ask Trump about the legalities of colluding with a foreign leader to help sway the American election. He could have said he’d ask about treason. Instead, Colbert chose to ask the billionaire this:
Colbert thought about the woman’s question for a moment, apparently trying to decide whether to say his answer out loud.
“We’re not broadcasting right now, so I’d say, ‘What does Vladimir Putin’s dick taste like?’” Colbert asked.
Then the band started playing before Colbert laughed and said, “that’s a fine joke. Don’t tell your grandkids that joke.”

The Next President will probably appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: WHICH PERSON DO YOU WANT TO APPOINT THE JUSTICES? (I am for Hillary appointing)

The Next President Will Likely Appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: Which President Do You Want Picking Them?

This election is all about the Supreme Court that will shape our lives for the next 30 years.

DNC tribute to President Obama - Great, well worth watching

This is President Obama's final Democratic National Convention when he is President.  This is a great look backwards at his time in office.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

President Obama gives and AWESOME speech at the Democratic National Convention

It is well worth watching.  I will miss President Obama, the first lady and his daughters.   What a great speech.  

He shows great support for Hillary.

Joe Biden tears up Trump at the Democratic National Convention - A Must See

Introduced by his wife and partner Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden walked onto the stage with a backdrop of bright beautiful orange “JOE” and blue “Scranton” signs held by thousands. They had just watched a great montage of the vice president’s career and causes.
As he began to speak, you can see a tear in “Joe’s” eyes, and it seems he was feeling the love coming from the huge crowd at the Democratic Convention. 
Americans and the world have witnessed the vice president serving this nation. We’ve witnessed him take on tough issues like violence against women and triumph with President Obama in presidential two elections. And we watched him grieve the death of his son during his second term, with all the human grace and dignity one can imagine. 
Vice President Biden’s speech Wednesday night on the Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention had to be one of his greatest.

Trump tells Russia to HACK THE US GOVT EMAILS of Hillary Clinton - Sounds like treason to me

Appearing Wednesday on CNN’s At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, David Gregory reacted to Donald Trump’s request of Putin that he hack Hillary Clinton bysaying of the former reality star,
“It’s as if this is a child playing with matches who doesn’t understand how badly he and the country can get burned.”
And yes, this is really happening. Just to enshrine this moment in history, let’s look atexactly what Trump has done, courtesy of NBC Nightly News editor Bradd Jaffy:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

White Supremacists incite Police not to help attacked Black LIves Matters folks being attacked

Police Incitement Against Black Lives Matter Is Putting Protesters in Danger

Minneapolis is a case study in how police hate speech fosters a climate of violence.
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From the floor of the Republican National Convention to the online pages of the Blue Lives Matter Facebook community, it is now commonplace for public officials, police and first responders to openly declare war on Black Lives Matter—the civil rights movement of our times.
In some cases, this climate has given way to overt intimidation, with the captain of the Columbia, South Carolina fire department fired earlier this month for threatening to run over Black Lives Matter protesters, followed by the termination of three other first responders for related offenses. According to the count of Sarah Kaplan, reporting for The Washington Post, those South Carolina officials “are among at least a dozen public employees who have lashed out against protesters on social media and been punished for it.” Yet, many more appear to have faced no consequences at all.
Coming from the very people ostensibly entrusted with protecting public safety, smears and threats are fostering real violence against a movement that arose to counter the disproportionate state-sanctioned killing of black people, includingextrajudicial executions by police. Unfortunately, the metropolitan area of Minneapolis has emerged as a case study in how police incitement endangers and criminalizes First-Amendment-protected protests organized by residents who have already endured police killings of at least two black men in the last eight months: Jamar Clark in November 2015 and Philando Castile earlier this month.
Mass Shooting Attack on Black Lives Matter
Lt. Bob Kroll, the head of the Minneapolis Police Officer’s Federation, has ties to a white-power-linked biker gang called City Heat and a track record marred by accusations of racist violence, including a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in 2007 by five of his fellow African-American police officers. When community members organized protests last year demanding “Justice for Jamar,” Kroll was not shy about his virulent opposition to the demonstrations taking place at all.
In late November, Kroll told a local media outlet of a weeks-long protest occupation outside the fourth precinct, “The cops feel like it’s the local version of Benghazi. They are under siege, the mayor has directed the police chief to not help, these people need to be cleared out. Arrests need to be made. They need to be given an order to disperse.”
According to Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP and civil rights attorney, while Kroll was issuing these public smears, white supremacists were taking to online platforms to threaten violence against protesters. “We were looking at different websites and threads from white supremacist and hate groups and saw threats constantly being issued against protesters at the fourth precinct occupation,” said Levy-Pounds. In light of this environment, Levy-Pounds explained that protesters “had to create our own security teams to protect ourselves and monitor social media.”
These grassroots efforts ultimately were not enough to stop four alleged white supremacist gunmen from opening fire on the protest on November 23, wounding five people—two of them seriously. According to Sam Richards, founder and editor-in-chief of the North Star Post, the gunmen yelled, “race war” and “Trump 2016” before shooting. David Neiwert, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Center, confirmed that the shooters “left behind a trail of emails, chat rooms, websites, reveling in the extremist right.”
Sumaya Moallin, who is 19 years old, was at the occupation outside of the fourth precinct when the shooting took place. She told AlterNet that she witnessed police refuse to help the wounded. “I ran back to the precinct door where police officers were standing in front,” she said. “I asked, why isn’t there an ambulance, why isn’t anyone doing anything? I asked them what’s going on, in tears.”
“One of them looked at me and said, ‘This is what you guys wanted.’ And then the police retreated back behind the precinct doors,” said Moallin. “I was in complete shock. I had just witnessed someone gun us down because of our skin tone and because of the way we look.”
The police department claimed in a press statement that it responded promptly to the mass shooting, stating: “Dozens of officers responded almost immediately attending to victims and secured the scene.” But every Black Lives Matter protester that AlterNet spoke to confirmed Moallin’s account, which wasreported in the Nation by George Joseph. Eye witnesses interviewed in the immediate aftermath said that the individual shot in the stomach was left lying on the ground for at least ten minutes.
Such denial of assistance would not be unheard of. As AlterNet senior editor Max Blumenthal recently reported, the Blue Lives Matter Facebook page has been filled with threats by police and their supporters to deny services to the public.
Protesters say that police then proceeded to escalate violence towards protesters seeking who were seeking to tend to the wounded.
Jie Wronski-Riley, a 19-year-old organizer with Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis, told AlterNet: “There were 30 to 40 people who came up to help the people who had been shot. The police came out in riot gear and started pushing the crowd back and saying we won’t let ambulances through unless you all leave.” Several witnesses say that police then proceeded to escalate the situation, including by spraying chemical agents.
'They Really Don't Care That Much About Protesters'
“After the shooting, when they [the police] talked about the protest, they talked about how violent protesters were,” Mica Grimm, organizer with Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis, told AlterNet. “They never talked about how five people were shot. No one will ever bring that up. They really don’t care that much about protesters.”
Indeed, police officers’ public smears against the protesters appears to have only escalated since the mass shooting, with Kroll proclaiming in June that Black Lives Matter is a "terrorist organization." In February, a St. Paul police officer Jeff Rothecker was forced to resign after he was caught encouraging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters slated to gather for a Martin Luther King Day mobilization.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cory Booker gave a GREAT SPEECH at the Democratic National Convention. Listen to it - Democrats have solid values.

Moments after New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gave such a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention that it immediately evoked questions of whether it might have made him the de facto frontrunner in the 2024 race for President, it became clear that the speech left Donald Trump unnerved. Trump, who had been quiet on his Twitter account throughout the entire convention, tweeted out a direct threat aimed at Booker.
“If Cory Booker is the future of the Democratic Party, they have no future,” began Donald Trump with his usual generic substance-free rhetoric. But then he went on to make a veiled but clear threat: “I know more about Cory than he knows about himself.”
So just what the heck was that supposed to mean? Cory Booker had just finished pointing out what a con artist Donald Trump had been with his failed Atlantic City hotels in Booker’s home state of New Jersey. Was trump implying that he knows secrets about the Senator? Was this a cheap and crass attempt on Trump’s part to play up the far-right and long discredited rumors that Booker is gay? If so, Trump just managed to find a way to sink to a new low in his campaign. In any case, the threatening tweet suggests that Trump was truly scared of how well received Cory Booker’s speech was tonight.

Michelle Obama's GREAT speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight.

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful rebuke to Donald Trump at the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night, without invoking his name. Building a narrative arc around her daughters' upbringing and maturation in the White House, she delivered a primetime speech asking the crowd to choose a president who will be a good role model for the nation's children.
"With every action we take, we know our kids are watching us," she said. "This election, and every election, is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives."
Obama described leadership as people coming together to help their children—and without saying his name, she drew a contrast to Trump's style of leadership. "Police offers and the protesters in Dallas who all desperately want to keep our children safe; people lined up in Orlando to give blood because it could have been their son, their daughter in that club," she said. "Leaders like Tim Kaine who show our kids what decency and devotion look like. Leaders like Hillary Clinton, who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling."
She continued:
That is the story of this country. The story that has brought me to this stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation but kept on hoping and striving and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves...And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.

Club Shooting - 2 Killed: Club had Good guys with guns inside and out. (A car came up as people were leaving and started shooting)

Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida was hosting its under 18 night on Sunday when unspeakable tragedy — words we hear all too often — struck yet again. As the night was ending and parents were picking up their kids, shots rang out. As the confusion of what had just happened came to an end, the horror began. Two people were dead and 16 were wounded. The motive behind the shooting is so far unknown, but police do have three in custody.
The shooting was apparently a drive-by:
We did everything we could to make sure these kids were safe,” Club Blu co-owner Cheryl Filardi said, adding that at least eight armed guards were there for security. “There was nothing we could do … a car rolled up and just started shooting.
At least eight armed guards. That’s eight “good guys with guns” all there to protect these kids and still there was nothing they could do to belay the carnage. The club released this statement on their Facebook page:
We are deeply sorry for all involved. We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security,inside and out. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up…..that’s when all this took place. There was nothing more we could of done as you see it was not kids at the party that did this despicable act. Our condolences to all parties involved. PRAY FOR OUR CITY!
The NRA and right-wing nutters are always quick to pull out the “more guns would have prevented this” delusion. That hasn’t been working out for them lately with armed police officers being killed and now a group of kids being mowed down while armed guards stood helpless to do anything.
Because…guns don’t kill people.

Liberal Redneck On: BLACK LIVES MATTER

Crowder has a unique way of taking liberal positions and making them seem more than reasonable for rednecks to embrace.

I actually don't think that many of them will, but if any of them do I would not be surprised to learn that the reason is because they happened to watch a Liberal Redneck video.

Kissing, Touching and Oral Sex: Woman are good for something at FOX (Roger Ailes quits)

Kissing, Touching, Oral Sex: Fox News Employees Say Harassment Problem Goes Way beyond Roger Ailes

A dozen women told the New York Times that they were sexually harassed.

John Oliver talks about the Trump GOP Convention - Great: (No Facts - Feelings only please)

After a month-long break, John Oliver returned to Last Week Tonight on Sunday to take on Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention, an event he described as a "mismanaged shit show."
While the convention included such chaotic incidents as Melania Trump's stolen speech and Sen. Ted Cruz getting booed off stage, Oliver revealed one disturbing theme that was able to emerge through all the confusion—and that was validating misguided emotions to create a sense of imminent threat.
"It was a four-day exercise in emphasizing feelings over facts," Oliver said, while showing clips of various speakers repeating the theory that President Obama is a Muslim or that the country's violent crime rate was rising. 
Watch above to see the segment break down all of the RNC's craziness.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This week in Crazy, I mean GOP. Lucifer is taking over our Government and other crazy ideas at the GOP Convention.

1. Ben Carson’s star turn.
It was hard to stand out among all of the over-the-top Hillary bashing at the Republican National Convention, but somehow good ole Ben Carson—oh, how we have missed the antics of the good doctor—did everyone one better. While others merely called for a hanging at dawn, the former GOP frontrunner calmly drew the connection between Clinton and the devil. Yeah. That guy. Lucifer.
2. Rep. Steve King doesn’t even bother to disguise his racism.
3. Jeffrey Lord makes truly unhinged comment about Trump’s speech.
Of all the Trump sycophants CNN has given journalistic validation to, pseudo-historian Jeffrey Lord doesn’t just take the cake, he jumps out of the damn thing. In a field that includes Corey Lewandowski, who is still on the Republican candidate’s payroll, Lord still trumps all. This is a man who consistently espouses the view that the Democrats are more racist than the GOP today because just bringing up race is inherently racist, and the KKK was originally Democratic. (Funny, neither he nor any other right-winger points out that the KKK was also Christian, therefore Christian terrorists.)

4. David Duke, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Alex Jones—all weighed in.
In the new Trumpian era, every right-wing crackpot has a voice and none gets denounced (as long as they pass the loyalty test). And so right-wing conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones went to Cleveland, waylaid Karl Rove at the airport, crashed a Young Turks set, and denounced the officials who would not allow him to fly a “Hillary for Prison” banner over the entire city. 
5. General Michael Flynn patiently explains to an actual Muslim that he is wrong about Islam.
On the short-list for vice president, Trump endorser General Michael Flynn was seemingly everywhere this week. The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and harsh Obama critic was there at the RNC droning on disturbingly and tediously about how political correctness has impaired our country’s ability to fight and properly label terrorism. Delivery-wise, Flynn is similar to Trump. He simply stands there and yells at people for as long as he's at the podium.
The speech got almost no attention. As much as Flynn and Trump are a uni-mind when it comes to Muslim-bashing, political correctness and Putin admiration, the general’s slot was not in primetime.
Later in the week, in the interest of balance, Brian Lehrer opened his NPR coverage of the RNC with some commentary and a call-in segment with the tightly wound General Flynn. Part of the discussion centered on the label General Flynn and other Republicans insist on, "Islamic terrorism," which moderate Muslims, President Obama and Hillary Clinton have all said needlessly offends an entire religious group. But Flynn knows better than Muslims do. “Islamic terrorism,” he insists, is a cancer within the religion. He knows, because he just knows, and that’s what he told a caller who tried to explain the damaged feelings the label causes among moderate Muslims.