Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Rachel Maddow talks about Trump's Immigration Speech


Trump anti-immigrant speech follows dark pattern of US history

Rachel Maddow shows how throughout American history, when normal politics breaks down, fringe voices gain prominence scapegoating immigrant groups. Duration: 16:12

Trump's speech analyized - IT WAS HORRIBLE

Let me start by a general comment on tone. This was as wild and as unbridled a speech as I've seen from Trump. Even if you couldn't understand English, it would be stunning to watch the slashing hand gestures, the red face, the yelling. It's hard to imagine any presidential candidate in living memory giving such a speech. And again, this is if you didn't know what the words even meant.
As the speech was unfolding, I said something on Twitter that I'm sure many will find extreme or beyond the pale. But watching this speech, compared to the press conference today in Mexico City, what kept coming to my mind was the contrast between Hitler's uniformed rally speeches from the hustings and the suited, statesman Hitler we see in the old news reels in Munich and at other iconic moments in the late 1930s. Hitler is sui generis, of course. His crimes are incomparable. But the demagogic style, the frenzied invocation familial blood sacrificed to barbaric outsiders - these are not unique to him. When we see this lurid, stab-in-the-back incitement, the wild hyperbole, the febrile railing against outsiders who will make us no longer a country - the similarities are real. More than anything, perhaps the most chilling part of this day is the contrast between the two men - a measured, calm statesman figure we saw this afternoon and this railing, angry demagogue figure who captured the emotional tenor of Klan rally. As I said, the ability to shift from one persona to the other is a sign of danger in itself.
With that, let me go to the specifics. On balance, Trump doubled-down on just about everything.
He'll build the Wall and Mexico will pay for the Wall. Check and check. Its almost a catechism.
On mass deportation, there was more obfuscation than change. Trump said everyone without proper documentation is subject to deportation - the violent and the patriotic, the productive and the dependent are all together. He said there are some two million alien criminals in the country who will be deported immediately. On top of that, he said there is a large but unspecified number of additional aliens who are also criminals and they'll be deported immediately too.
I believe the federal government actually puts that number between 600k and 700k. So his number is roughly three times the actual number and then many more on top of that. One million more? Five million more? You can take your pick depending on your mood and what you want to hear. Wild fabulation about numbers and facts was a signature of the speech.

Man ties his camel up in direct sun all day. Camel bit off his head.

This past Saturday, an Indian man paid with his life for leaving his camel in the heat all day. When he went to untie the camel, it viciously attacked him, severing the man’s head.
“The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body and severed the head,” villager Thakara Ram told The Times of India. Approximately 25 villagers then struggled for about six hours to get the camel under control.
According to some of those villagers, located in Rajasthan state, this camel had attacked the man, Urjaram, before.
Camels aren’t statistically prone to attacking humans. However, when camels do attack, they are brutal and often yield dramatic results.
Last January, a camel trampled two people to death at a breeding farm in Texas.

How Unions helps every worker earn more.

'I'm in a Union—You're Welcome': How Having Strong Labor Unions Helps Everyone Who Works Earn More

A new study shows that if unions were stronger, wages would be higher for union members and nonmembers alike.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bundy Domestic Terrorist Trial coming soon: Ryan Bundy can be his own lawyer if he will follow Judge's rules.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge agreed to let Oregon standoff defendants Ryan Bundy and Kenneth Medenbach represent themselves at their upcoming trial, despite concerns they won’t follow court rulings in the presence of the jury.
U.S. District Judge Court Anna Brown threatened to take away their right to self-representation because they have repeatedly challenged the court’s jurisdiction. At a hearing Tuesday, she wanted them to promise they wouldn’t raise issues in front of a jury that have already been resolved.
Jury selection begins Sept. 7 and opening statements are tentatively slated for Sept. 13.
Medenbach said he would follow the rules. Bundy was more hesitant, but eventually agreed.
The men are among eight people ready to stand trial on conspiracy charges related to this winter’s 41-day occupation of a national wildfire refuge.

OMG: A Pickup with a boat go across a river on a bridge which people would barely walk over.

Good Luck:  I will walk.

Tom Petty - Free Fallin

Trump's Doctor and THE NOTE! So how is your health Donald? Positive Results - What does that mean? Colbert checks it out.

Harold Bornstein is in the Trumpian limelight after the orange contender has continually whined for Hillary to release every detail contained in her health records. With a level of hypocrisy we’ve come to expect, these cries come months after the Trump camp released an odd letter regarding the 70-year-old’s health from a doctor who has a writing style oddly similar to Trump’s.
Naturally, late night comedy couldn’t resist this low hanging fruit, this manna from the gods (or goddesses). Stephen Colbert immediately jumped on the fact that while demanding full medical records from Hillary Clinton, Trump gave us a one-page doctor’s note:
“A note from his doctor should be enough, it’s how he got out of Vietnam.”
And, the jokes just kept coming. Bornstein told NBC News that he rushed while writing the letter as someone waited in a car outside his office for it. Colbert joked:
“Rushed. Anxious. Five minutes. Driver waiting. You definitely want the candidate’s physical to sound like losing your virginity on prom night.”
Just like that, in about the same time it took Bornstein to write about Trump’s extraordinary health, Colbert owned it.
Watch Stephen Colbert mock Trump’s doctor in the most “astonishing excellent” way:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ann Coulter gets roasted brutally at Rob Lowe's Roast. (The comments re: Coulter are amazing)

Here’s a sample of what the celebrity panel had to say about their fellow roaster.
Jeffrey Ross: “How do I roast someone from hell? Ann, you are the only woman ever to sexually harass Roger Ailes.”
Peyton Manning: “I’m not the only athlete up here. As you know earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby.”
Nikki Glaser: “The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.”
Jewel: “I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who hates Ann Coulter, I’m delighted.”
Rob Riggle: “If Ann Coulter is here, someone must have said her name three times. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!”
David Spade: “Ann hopes the Republicans can hold onto the House so she can still haunt it.”
Jimmy Carr: “Ann is one of the most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face bitches alive. It’s not too late to change, Ann. You could kill yourself.”
Coulter’s segment reportedly did not land well with the audience, and she was booed after plugging her new book In Trump We Trust when she got her turn at the lectern. Still, Coulter seemed to take things in stride as she returned fire and welcomed the room to “the Ann Coulter roast with Rob Lowe.”

The BEATLES Final Concert 1996, San Francisco

Touring was killing the Beatles by 1966. Perhaps not literally, but that seemed like less of a guarantee with each passing day. A trip to Asia that July ended with a frightening incident in the Philippines, when an inadvertent snub of the dictatorial first family provoked a nationwide turn against the foursome. Their entire police detail was suddenly withdrawn and the Beatles were left to defend themselves against a hoard of angry nationalists who manhandled them all the way to the airport. Only after being stripped of concert proceeds were they permitted to leave the country.

Following the harrowing ordeal, no one was particularly thrilled about having to hit the road again for a U.S. tour the following month. "We're going to have a couple of weeks to recuperate before we go and get beaten up by the Americans," George Harrison cracked with more than a touch of resentment. The off-the-cuff joke turned to a horrifying reality when a supposedly anti-religious statement made my John Lennon ignited a firestorm among Bible-toting zealots south of the Mason-Dixon line. They torched Beatles albums, boycotted songs and unleashed a torrent of death threats. Fresh bullet holes on the fuselage of the band's plane cleared up any doubts: They were in harm's way.
But it wasn't just the physical danger. The Beatles were dying as musicians. Playing for a crowd had once been their lifeblood, but fame had robbed them of everything that made it joyful and fulfilling. The sporting arenas were too big and the screams of an adoring audience were too loud for the 100-watt Vox amplifiers to manage. Stadium rock was in its infancy, and even basic equipment like foldback speakers had yet to be invented. Unable to hear themselves, their musicianship began to atrophy. 

Catholic Hospital turns a bleeding woman away from an IUD problem

This is ridiculous.

Catholic Hospital Turns Away Woman Bleeding from Dislodged IUD Because Church Opposes Birth Control

“I thought that eventually they were going to recognize that my health was the top priority.”

Sunday, August 28, 2016

GOP Governor says. 'Minorities are the enemy' 'Shoot the enemy' Crazy Man but runs a state

The Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, unleashed a furious profanity laced tirade against a Democratic lawmaker after he described LePage as a racist.
Previously we reported:
The tiff between LePage and state Rep. Drew Gattine began after LePageimplied black drug dealers impregnate “white girls.” He said, “These aren’t the people who take drugs. These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These type of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we’ve got to deal with down the road.”
That was when he came to know the national media spotlight. Instead of walking back his comments, he’s instead doubled down. He is calling minorities “the enemy” during a press conference Friday. He also talks about “shooting the enemy”, which it is no stretch of the imagination means that he is talking about more lenient conditions for violence against Blacks and Hispanics.

Comedy Central Roast: Ann Coulter gets burned worse than Rob Lowe - Pretty Amazing Stuff

"Ann Coulter wants to help Trump make America great again. You can start by wearing a burka. You have a face that would make doves cry," said roast veteran Jeff Ross, who was dressed in purple as Prince. "That voice, it's like fingernails on a chalkboard in an inner-city school you wanna defund," he said. "Ann's against gay marriage. What's your thinking on that? If I can't get a husband they shouldn't, either?"
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson quipped, “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?”
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning had a joke about her appearance, too: "I just realized that I'm not the only athlete up here tonight. As you all know, earlier this year Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby."
There were also lines about Coulter's political views. "Ann Coulter has written 11 books, 12 if you count Mein Kampf," said comedian Nikki Glaser. "Ann, you're awful. The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave."
"She seems stiff and conservative, but Ann gets wild in the sheets. Just ask the Klan," said Roast Master David Spade. "It looks like she’s having a good time. I haven’t seen her laugh this hard since Trayvon Martin got shot."
Folk singer Jewel won the crowd over with this: “As a feminist I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight," she said, "but as someone who hates Ann Coulter, I’m delighted.”

MSNBC torches Trump Supporter

Joy Reid knows her stuff.  Very Impressive.

Joy Reid is the hero of the week for cutting down a Donald Trump apologist trying to peddle a pile of steaming nonsense on her Saturday morning show, MSNBC’s AM Joy.During a discussion of Trump’s “alt-right” followers, guest Alfonso Aguilar tried to insinuate that Planned Parenthood was a racist organization. Reid was having none of it.
Although her show is normally laid-back weekend fare, and Reid is one of the more accommodating hosts on the left-leaning network, it was made patently obvious that Reid suffers no fools.
Reid asked Aguilar about the many endorsements Trump has received from racist and white supremacists, and how Trump expected to convince people of color to vote for him.
Aguilar told Reid that Trump has no idea what the alt-right movement is, calling them a fringe group. Reid correctly reminded her guest that Trump’s new campaign CEO, Steve Bannon of Breitbart is a part of the alt-right movement himself, calling the website a “cesspool of alt-right hate speech.” 

The ALT RIGHT Racists are Trumps campaign. (Alt Right is the next Generation KKK and Neo Nazi group)

The alt-right is suddenly getting a whole lot of attention these days, thanks largely to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s dual attempts to both distance himself and further embrace the movement.
Last week, Trump hired two new people to lead his campaign — veteran pollster Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon. As campaign manager, Conway is trying to massage Trump’s message so he can appeal to moderate voters and minorities that he desperately needs if he’s to even have a chance in November. Meanwhile, Bannon, head of Breitbart, is overseeing the whole operation, and is on board to burnish Trump’s standing with the alt-right. It’s an impossible balancing act, one that seems doomed to fail spectacularly from an election standpoint.
On Thursday, MSNBC host Joy Reid appeared on her colleague Tamron Hall’s program to explain to viewers just what the alt-right really is. With the knowledge that Hillary Clinton is devoting an entire speech linking the movement to Trump, many are probably wondering “What’s the big deal? Just who in the hell is the alt-right and why should it matter that they support Trump?” (Well, they can always check out the #AltRightMeans hashtag trending on Twitter.)
Reid, who has been discussing the alt-right more and more lately with the hiring of Bannon, pointed out that essentially, they are nothing more than modern-day white supremacists, just dressed up and with more sophisticated messaging.
“The alt-right consider themselves an alternative to traditional conservatism, which they think is weak tea. Their basic belief is that white Americans need to protect themselves against multiculturalism and immigration, which they believe are essentially watering down American culture and putting white people at a disadvantage. It’s interesting that the term ‘bigot’ was actually written into Donald Trump’s speech, it wasn’t an ad-lib, and that is actually a signal from the alt-right because they do believe that the real quote, unquote racism is racism against white Americans. So they’re mostly young, they’re very tech-savvy, they’ve been connected to things like Gamergate, going after women, going after people of color. What you’re seeing happen to Leslie Jones, that’s a prime example.”
Reid is talking about a few things here. One, you have Trump labeling Hillary a bigot during a rally speech Wednesday night. This was something written by his staff and included on the teleprompter, so this went through campaign leadership. While Conway and others surrogates have had a tough time explaining it publicly, Reid is stating here that he’s appealing directly to the alt-right, as they feel the real racists and bigots are those who aren’t tolerant of their views. (CNN Trumpkin Kayleigh McEnany made that very argument after the speech.)
Two, Gamergate was sort of the rise of the alt-right. It attracted more folks, specifically young white guys, than your usual Stormfront crowd as Breitbart and other conservative sites sided with the Gamergaters. Milo Yiannopoulos was a leading advocate for the cause, which essentially was about rejecting diversity or feminism in the video game industry. Gamergate emboldened the anti-SJW crowd, leading to Milo and others to rally their troops to more causes. (Which is how you get the whole Leslie Jones situation.)
Reid noted to Hall that there really isn’t any difference between the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalist/supremacist groups of the past and the alt-right, except regarding how they see themselves.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Published on Aug 24, 2016
You are hereby notified that the stunts displayed in this video
were performed by professionals in a controlled environment.

Ryan Bundy, Domestic Terrorist, will keep the bullet in his arm. (He does not trust the Govt) Video of the shootout from Feb capture

Ryan Bundy to keep metal fragments in arm to 'preserve evidence'

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An attorney for Ryan Bundy said his client will not agree to have metal fragments removed from his shoulder due to concerns that the metal, which he described as "a crucial piece of evidence," could be lost or damaged by law enforcement.
Brian Claypool, who is acting as co-counsel for Bundy, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that Bundy has no plans to have the fragments removed from his arm as it has little bearing on his criminal case, though he left open the possibility of having it surgically removed ahead of a civil lawsuit Bundy plans to file against the government.
"He has not agreed to it being removed," Claypool said in a phone interview. "The concern, from both him and I, is the preservation of evidence."
Bundy was among the organizers of the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon outside of Burns. He was injured when state police and FBI agents stopped him and other occupation leaders at a roadblock on a remote stretch of Highway 395 while they traveled to a community meeting in John Day on Jan. 26.
It was during that traffic stop that Oregon state troopers opened fire on Robert "Lavoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher who had come to be the spokesman of the occupation. Finicum was killed in the altercation, but prosecutors cleared the troopers who shot him of any wrongdoing, saying saying state law allows use of lethal force when someone poses a deadly threat.
Finicum repeatedly reached toward his pocket where he was carrying a loaded handgun, video of the incident showed. Bundy and his supporters claim that the metal in his arm came from a bullet he took that day, though exactly how he came to be wounded has not been determined.
Even as the state troopers were exonerated, however, FBI agents who also took part in the operation came under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice after one of them allegedly fired shots, lied about it and other agents helped to cover it up.

The rhetorical tool TRUMP uses to quietly incite Violence against minorities, democrats and woman.

Throughout his campaign, Trump has exemplified a rhetorical strategy that mirrors the way extremists incite violence among their followers.
“Throughout his campaign, Trump has exemplified a rhetorical strategy that mirrors the way extremists incite violence among their followers.”
In a piece published in Rolling Stone, law professor David Cohen argues that Trump is engaging in what’s known as “stochastic terrorism” — an academic term that refers to the act of using suggestive language to inspire radicals to carry out violent acts. In this scenario, a lone wolf terrorist wouldn’t be explicitly instructed to commit their crimes, but they would be encouraged by rhetoric that appears to normalize that type of activity.
“Though most of the people hearing that call may claim he was joking, given what we know about people taking up arms in this country, there will undoubtedly be some people who think he was serious and consider the possibility,” Cohen writes. “Predicting any one particular individual following his call to use violence against Clinton or her judges is statistically impossible. But we can predict that there could be a presently unknown lone wolf who hears his call and takes action in the future.”
Trump’s Second Amendment comment fits into his larger pattern of implicit communication — and a subsequent response from his supporters — thattracks with the definition of stochastic terrorism.

This isn’t just a hypothetical academic concept. Cohen points out that, aside from Trump, there’s a very clear example of stochastic terrorism playing out in our society: the extreme rhetoric in the anti-abortion community.
Right-wing activists who want to stop abortion at all costs don’t exactly instruct people to go out and murder abortion doctors or bomb abortion clinics. In fact, the major leaders of the anti-choice movement frequently insist they don’t support violence in any form and typically attempt to distance themselves from the most radical actors in the movement.
Still, the inflammatory language used by militant anti-choice groups has achilling effect. Suggesting that abortion doctors are criminals, monsters, baby killers, and deserving of harsh punishment helps dehumanize providers — ultimately making them easier targets for the death threats, arson, bombings, and shootings that have plagued abortion clinics for decades
Crosses placed by anti-abortion protesters stand in the lawn outside the South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas. CREDIT: AP PHOTO

FOX and Ailes: Sexual Harassment may be just the tip of the iceberg. (Get the popcorn ready)

Fox News Channel is a shady operation. That much was clear even before it emerged that founder Roger Ailes was forced to resign for engaging in rampant sexual harassment of several of his female employees. But one of Ailes’ victims revealed that Ailes’ debauchery may be just the tip of the iceberg.
Earlier this week, former host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit alleging that Ailes had harassed her for years, and that senior executives at the fair and balanced network covered it up and retaliated against her for speaking out. Tantaros claims she was taken off the air in April in retaliation for numerous complaints about Ailes’ sexual harassment. Fox News maintains it acted because Tantaros didn’t allow network officials to vet her book, “Tied Up in Knots.” But that claim is pretty hard to believe, since a clip of Tantaros promoting the book on “Outnumbered” is still available on Fox News’ video archive.
Tantaros’ attorney, Judd Bernstein, told Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple that Tantaros’ sexual harassment lawsuit is “only the beginning” of his planned legal assault on Fox News. Bernstein says that he is in the waning stages of an investigation into “violations of certain federal criminal laws that have nothing to do with sexual harassment.” He didn’t elaborate, but did say that this pending lawsuit will pierce “the cloud of secrecy surrounding the 14th floor.”
Bernstein refers to the “Black Room” operation on the 14th floor of 1212 Avenue of the Americas. It was set up in 2011 to spy on Ailes’ enemies both inside and outside Fox News, and operated with virtually no oversight. Apparently Bernstein has evidence that the Black Room crossed the line from merely unsavory behavior into criminal conduct. If that’s the case, then Bernstein must share his findings with local and federal prosecutors if he hasn’t done so.
It should be noted that this deep dive was made possible because, by all appearances, Fox News has some REALLY bad lawyers. In case you missed it, someone from Fox News told The Daily Beast that the network was seeking to force Tantaros into arbitration. However, the arbitration clause of Tantaros’ contract explicitly forbids both parties from disclosing even the existence of an arbitration proceeding. If it does turn out that the Black Room broke the law, this could wind up being one of the most expensive mistakes in recent American journalism history.
Hopefully Bernstein will be more careful with this upcoming complaint than he was with Monday’s complaint. That complaint alleged that Tantaros was the target of a smear campaign in which Fox News PR hatchet-woman Irena Briganti fed negative stories about Tantaros to news sites controlled by Ailes. However, Wemple noted that one of those sites, TVNewser, wasn’t controlled by Ailes at all, but was founded by CNN media critic Brian Stelter during his student days at CNN.
Wemple also discovered that Tantaros appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” for some time after she complained about Bill O’Reilly coming on to her, despite assurances that she wouldn’t appear on the show again. In response, Bernstein claims that Fox changed its mind about letting Tantaros appear on the show.
Those two hiccups aside, Tantaros’ claims are still damning on paper. They portray a network that enabled sexual harassment of the worst type, and by all appearances only seems to be taking cosmetic steps to fix it. For instance, longtime Ailes lieutenant Bill Shine is now operating head of the network; he was named co-president and head of the news/editorial side after Ailes was pushed out. Tantaros accuses Shine of sweeping her claims under the rug, a claim echoed by a number of Ailes’ other accusers.
I had hoped that with Ailes gone, Fox News would be recreated as a true news source, rather than a Republican agitprop machine. But if it turns out that the Black Room veered into criminal misbehavior, then we may have to wonder if Fox News can be reformed.

The Alt Right Dictionary:

The Racist Alt-Right Dictionary: 7 Terms You Need to Know to Understand Trump's Most Hateful Supporters

The old white supremacist fringe is rebranding itself with its own special code, and claims Trump as its "glorious leader."

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mika takes on Trump. (A panel talks Trump and it makes Trump look foolish, at best.)

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski on Friday reached her breaking point with respect to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s various threats and criticisms of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump this week stood by his veterans adviser, New Hampshire politician Al Baldisaro, who refused to apologize after suggesting Clinton face a firing squad for treason.
“Are you kidding me?” Brzezinki — an avowed Democrat — responded. “This actually happened … This is not the way we want to win, but Hillary Clinton needs to win this election because this is sick.”
Then, in an interview on Thursday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the real estate mogul reiterated his claim that Clinton “is a bigot.”

Seth Meyer spoofs Trumps Spokesperson and Trump

Seth Meyers mocks Katrina Pierson: She’s like ‘a zookeeper when the monkeys start throwing their sh*t’

Trump: What is your policy on Immigration? It changes daily.

NICOLLE WALLACE: I have to say on the speech yesterday, when Hillary Clinton went to what all of the Republicans have done in the past on race, she cited George W. Bush going to a mosque. We've all talked about that. She cited John McCain standing up to someone who called President Obama a Muslim. I wish a Republican had given that speech.
CHUCK TODD: By the way, there's an amazing thing that happened yesterday. Hillary Clinton called the Republican nominee [Donald Trump] a racist, and all these Republicans decided to come and say, "Oh my gosh you" -- not a word. No Republicans outside the campaign said, "How dare you, Hillary Clinton, call the Republican nominee a racist." The sound of silence among mainstream Republican elected officials yesterday is stunning.

Trump and Barbra Streisand sing - VERY GOOD.

Barbra Streisand joins Donald Trump to sing a duet of "Anything You Can Do."

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hillary's PAY FOR PLAY is Bullshit. This twitter feed explains it quite well.

John Aravosis of Americablog destroys the AP's story of Hillary Clinton's so-called "pay for play."

You probably heard about this AP story, or at least about the fallout from the story, that while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided access to big donors to the Clinton Foundation.

The Right Wing erupted in orgasmic delight after reading it and serious media outlets took it and ran with it.

Except, like most Clinton smoking guns, it is all smoke and no gun.

To make this point John Avarosis took to Twitter to point out the holes in the story.